Counselors provide both the parent and student with assistance on course selections, standardized testing, college planning, financial aid, scholarships, and school-related issues as well as help in fostering the personal and emotional well being of all students. Remember, the Guidance Department’s role is to support you, and our ultimate goal is to make your school experience more meaningful and enjoyable!
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The Safe Environment program was redeveloped in 2014, to ensure parents of a more comprehensive and research based approach to keeping their children safe. We welcome all volunteers, but require all who will have contact with our children to complete several steps:
- Attend a safe environment training (1.25 hours)
- Complete a background check (download document and return to any building secretary to be given to Mr. Aberle for processing seal in an envelope)
- Read the Sexual Abuse Policy (return last page signed), and
- Read the Code of Conduct (return documents appropriate to your volunteering).
Title IX Policy
The Board of Education has adopted a policy under the provisions of Title IX—discrimination on the basis of sex, as well as grievance procedures for complaints of sexual harassment. This policy and supporting process may be found in Rapid City Catholic School System handbooks and are also linked below.
Pursuant to this policy, RCCSS does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any education program(s), which extends to RCCSS-sponsored activities and RCCSS employment. RCCSS’s Title IX Coordinator is Molly Rausch, who may be contacted in person, by mail, by telephone, or by electronic mail at
424 Fairmont Blvd.
Rapid City, SD 57701
The RCCSS Title IX Team has been trained through KSB School Law.
The Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights in the United States Department of Education may be contacted at: U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Washington, D.C. 20202-1100.
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