Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What are your Safety Procedures?

    Saint Charles provides a safe and secure environment. All school doors are locked throughout the day, with visitors able to gain admittance only through the front entrance of the school (east side) at the discretion of staff. A reception area desk is staffed during school hours. Upon admittance to the school, all visitors sign in and are given a visitor's badge. There are also security cameras within and around the outside of the building.

  2. What is your uniform policy?

    St. Charles School believes that an appropriate Dress Code is important in educating our students. Therefore, our students are required to wear a school uniform and our parents are happy to alleviate those early morning clothing hassles!

  3. Is busing available?

    Yes, bus service is provided for Boardman, Canfield, South Range and Youngstown residents.

    St. Charles students are transported under the provisions of the Ohio Fair Bus Law. The law mandates that elementary school pupils who live more than two miles from the school they attend must be transported to that school by the public school district in which they live. Children residing closer than two miles may be transported by the individual school system. Only children eligible for bus service are permitted to ride the bus. Students who reside outside of the Boardman Local Schools must make transportation arrangements with the public school district of residence.

    Please call transportation offices if you have any questions:

    Boardman 330.726.3408
    Canfield 330.533.3832
    South Range 330.549.5226
    Youngstown 330.744.5905


  4. What are your lunch procedures?

    At St. Charles School, children have the option of either packing their own lunch from home or ordering lunch from our hot lunch program, which offers healthy meals every school day. As always, parent volunteers are welcomed and appreciated. Many parents choose to volunteer in the cafeteria or at recess because it offers a great opportunity to come in, lend a hand and see their children with their friends during the school day.

  5. Do you offer Before and After School Care?

    Yes, St. Charles School makes After-Care available on school days until 5:30 pm for all grades. The program can be used on a daily bases or simply as needed. Billing is done monthly. Features of the program include:

    • supervision by licensed teachers
    • time provided for homework
    • students play a variety of games
    • students bring own snack

    On two-hour delay days, St. Charles School offers Before-Care starting at 7:30 am for all grades.  Students utilizing this service need to bring a completed Before-Care Emergency Form.

  6. Do you have a school nurse?

    Yes, a registered nurse is available daily for medical services as well as screenings as determined by the school.

  7. Are parents permitted to volunteer at school?

    Encouraging family participation is an important part of St. Charles School. Parent participation is welcomed and appreciated. You can get involved in so many ways:

    With demanding schedules and daily challenges, it can be difficult to find the time to get involved. With a wide variety of options, it’s just a matter of determining which opportunity works best for you and your family.