Getting Started at Cathedral
Congratulations and welcome to the Cathedral High School team! We’re excited to have you as a volunteer or intern for the 2017-2018 school year. You’re joining a diverse, energized, and dedicated team of professionals who are committed to our mission of educating Boston’s inner-city youth.
This page outlines information and policies which are relevant to your status as a volunteer at Cathedral High School and contains forms and steps you must complete.
Faculty & Staff Handbook
The Faculty & Staff Handbook is the guiding document for teaching faculty, administrative staff, clergy/religious, interns, and volunteers at the school. As a volunteer, some sections may not pertain to you (such as policies on maintaining a classroom, sick leave, grading standards, and hall passes) but other sections will pertain to you (including but not limited to sections on attire, Internet use, mandatory reporting, and smoking). Please download and review a copy of the handbook, then download and fill out the Handbook Acknowledgement Form. By signing the form you are acknowledging that you received and reviewed a copy of the handbook and will abide by the applicable policies.
Code of Conduct & Conflict of Interest Policy
The Archdiocese of Boston has set a Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policy applicable to employees and volunteers of all institutions within the archdiocese, including Cathedral High School. Please review the policy, print out pages 12 and 13, fill those out and return those forms with the others.
Code of Ministerial Behavior
The Archdiocese of Boston also puts forth the Code of Ministerial Behavior, applicable to all employees, clergy/religious, and volunteers of institutions within the archdiocese, including Cathedral High School. Please read the code, print out the last two pages (8 & 9) and sign the agreement.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts mandates a background screening, called a CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information), for all employees and volunteers in schools. Please fill out the attached form (check “School Volunteer” in the appropriate section) and return it with a scan or photocopy of your driver’s license or other government-issued photo identification card (U.S. Passport Card or Passport, Non-Driver ID card, Armed Forces ID card, etc.).
Parking & Transportation Information
If you intend to park in the school parking lot, please ask your supervisor to coordinate a parking permit for you. The school parking lot is accessible from Waltham Street, which is on the backside of the school building.
Be aware that much of the on-street parking around the school often has many restrictions, including South End resident permit only parking, paid meter parking (often with a 2-hour limit), valet-only zones during certain hours, and regularly recurring no parking times for street sweeping. If you choose to park on the street around the school, ensure you have read all the parking signage carefully to avoid being ticketed or towed.
Cathedral is also accessible via the MBTA. The school is located on the Silver Line SL4 and SL5 routes, and is also accessible via Bus Route #10, which originates in Copley Square. The closest commuter rail station is Back Bay Station for those commuting from the suburbs.
There may be additional information, paperwork, and/or policies for your review which the school may provide to you on or about your first day with Cathedral. If you have any questions or concerns, contact your supervisor.
We sincerely welcome you to the Cathedral team and thank you for your commitment to serving the needs of urban youth.