Frequently Asked Questions
You likely have a lot of practical questions about the school day and school policies. We are including the questions that we are most often asked, and we hope you find them helpful. If you have additional questions, please call us at 262-542-7101.
Q. What is the school day schedule?
A: Classes begin at 7:25 a.m. and end at 2:39 p.m. We run on an "A" day/"B" day schedule. Each day consists of eight periods that run for 47 minutes each. An "A" day runs periods 1-8 and a "B-day" runs as periods 8-1. The days are simply flip-flopped.
Q. Is there an Open Campus Policy?
A: No, students may not leave campus during the school day. If seniors who are in good standing have study halls at the beginning or end of the day, they may come in late and/or leave early.
Q. What is Edline?
A: It is an online communication system between school, the student, and parents. Edline can be used to check class expectations, assignments, grades, and each student’s calendar.
Q. Is there a school handbook?
A: The school handbook is the blue planner that is available at Back to School Day. The planner contains all of our policies, procedures, and expectations. It includes daily schedule information, and the Activity/Athletic Code. It also serves as the student’s daily calendar.
Q. What are the school building hours?
A: The school is open at 6:00 am for students that need to arrive early. The doors are locked beginning at 9:00 am. If you need to enter the school between 9:00 and 3:00, ring the bell at the front doors and the receptionist will admit you.
Q. Do students have an assigned counselor?
A: All students are assigned a counselor based on the first letter of their last name. The counselor will work with you throughout your four years. They will help you choose classes, help with personal issues, and assist in the college selection process.
Q. Is there a school dress code?
A: Yes, Catholic Memorial does have a school dress code. Clothing and appearance that is considered permissible and in support of the CMH mission includes:
- Clothing that is neat and clean
- Shirts with or without collars
- Shoulder straps for tops and dresses that are at least three inches of width on the shoulder
- Shirts, tops, and dresses that completely cover the bust line and midriff
- Dress slacks, khakis, jeans, and cords
- Shorts, skirts, and dresses that are within three inches of the knee
- Shoes appropriate for both outdoor and indoor use being worn at all times
- Hair that is neatly trimmed, combed, and of one natural color
Clothing and appearance that is not supporting the CMH mission includes clothing that is ripped, torn, frayed or with holes; clothing that is offensive or contains suggestive language; sweatpants, athletic shorts, and any type of tear-away clothing; shirts with band, alcohol, or tobacco logos; visible tattoos; and facial or inappropriate piercing and jewelry. The dress code is detailed more specifically in the CMH Student Handbook.
Q. What percentage of CMH graduates attend a four-year college or university?
A: Ninety-seven percent of our 2016 graduates are attending a four-year college/university.
Q. Are students required to take theology classes?
A: As a Catholic high school, CMH students are required take a yearlong theology class as part of their curriculum beginning freshmen year through senior year.
Q. What is the cell phone policy?
A: Cell phones are not allowed to be turned on during school hours. If a student is found using their phone, it will be confiscated.
Q: What transportation options are there?
A: Busing is available for students living in the Waukesha and New Berlin School Districts. Busing and/or carpooling arrangements can be arranged for those living outside these school districts.