What happens in case of a weather emergency or other types of emergencies?
In case of weather or other types of emergencies, the schools of the Archdiocese of Miami will follow the lead of their county’s public schools with regard to closing. Depending on local conditions, each school administration will make its own decision to reopen if it is safe to do so.
Cardinal Gibbons will contact parents and students in the following ways: email, voice message, updates on school website, Edline, Cardinal Gibbons mobile app and Twitter feed @CGHSFL. SMS or push notifications will only be sent in the event of an emergency.
We suggest parents and guardians download Cardinal Gibbons' free app to your iPhone(s) from Apple's App Store (http://apple.co/1PVVIm6
). When opening the CGHS app for the first time, you will be prompted to accept notifications from CGHS. Click OK to receive emergency notifications from the school.
Students may download the weather apps from the CATALOG to their iPad: Max Tracker and Hurricane Tracker.
Where can I download Cardinal Gibbons Mobile App?
The free Cardinal Gibbons App can be downloaded directly from the Apple's App Store (http://apple.co/1PVVIm6
) to an iPad or iPhone. Once download and installed you will be prompted to accept Push Notification Alerts. You must ALLOW this in order to receive SMS or push notifications from the school.
Do students have access to a locker?
Students have access to gym/PE lockers as needed. Combination locks are provided.
What are the procedures for dropping off and picking up students?
Please form two lines as you enter the student parking lot from 47th Street, following the directions of the
Campus Security person. Please DO NOT DROP OFF students in front of St. John the Baptist Church.
Please form two lines as you enter the student parking lot from 47th Street, following the directions of the Campus Security person. Please DO NOT PICK UP students in front of St. John the Baptist Church.
Use caution while driving through school zones and obey the 15 M.P.H. speed limits.
How do you set up a Point of Sale account?
The Point of Sale Service allows you to “load” money onto your student’s school ID card. The student’s ID card can then be swiped in the cafeteria and/or campus store. Click here for Point of Sale
When is the cafeteria open?
The cafeteria is open: Before school Monday through Friday from 7:10 a.m. – 7:50 a.m., lunch periods 4, 5, and 6 (10:45 am to 1:10 pm on a regular schedule day), and for a half hour after school for light snacks.
What food is available and when?
In the mornings breakfast items, milk and drinks, bagels, and croissants are available.
Each day of the week features a hot lunch special as well as made to order sandwiches, salad bar, pizza, hamburgers, fries,
etc. Various snacks and drinks are available every day as well.
How much does a typical lunch cost?
Hot lunch special each day varies in price from $6.00 - $8.00. For a sandwich, drink, and chips, the cost is between $6.00 - $8.00 depending on the choice of sandwich. Click here for Lunch Menu
What methods of payment are accepted in the Cafeteria and Campus Store?
Point of Sale & cash are the only accepted methods of payment in the Cafeteria and the Campus Store.
When is the Campus Store open?
The Campus Store is open on regular school days from 7:30 a.m. – 7:50 a.m. & 2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. The store is closed during the school day, after school on early dismissal days and during semester exams. Click here for Campus Store
When I am dropping off my child late, do I need to come into the Attendance Office located in the Main Office?
When students arrive late for school in the morning, they must report to the main office. There is generally no particular reason for a parent to escort their student to the office. Late arrivals receive a 45-minute detention to be served that day or the following day. Excuses, such as “I caught red lights”, “The bridge was up”, “I had to get gas”, “I woke up late”, and “I had car trouble” will not stop the office from issuing a detention. The school will make an allowance for a verifiable traffic jam that is significant in nature and causes many other students to be late.
When I am picking up my child early, do I need to come into the attendance office?
A parent must send in a note with the student or leave a phone message with Mrs. Blackburn in the morning. The student will need to sign-out through the main office.
What if my student needs to leave school early but either does not know yet or did not bring in a note in the morning?
The Parent needs to come to the Main Office to sign out the student. We will send a pass to the teacher and the students will be released at the end of the class period. CGHS will not dismiss a student simply because an assembly or pep rally is scheduled for the end of the day. Do not let your students convince you that “nothing is happening” in school that day. Assemblies and pep rallies are a part of your student’s overall education (social skills building as well as the development of school spirit). Do not schedule “appointments on these days until after 2:35 p.m.
The same applies to Early Release Days that come each first Friday of the month. Students will remain in school until 1:00 p.m.
Please schedule all activities and family events AFTER 1:00 p.m.
How do I drop off something to be delivered to a student?
Please bring the item to the Attendance Office and someone will deliver it to the student by the end of the day. Please note that all items brought in for students, during the course of the school day, will be delivered at the end of the class period to avoid any disruption to the learning environment. Thank you for your understanding.