Stay connected in the CEC Parent Corner with resources for new parents and students.
A comprehensive guide for new parents and students created by the CEC Parent Ambassadors! You’ll find the answers to frequently asked questions here.
Ways to Stay Informed
- Daily Announcements are posted on the CEC website under “News > Announcements”. Click here! CEC students also receive daily emails with announcements and room changes.
- “Eagle Eye” is a weekly newsletter sent to parents with important information about upcoming events and recent CEC news. Please be sure CEC has an accurate email address on file so that you receive the newsletter!
2016-2017 Tuition and Fees
|Tuition||Supplemental Tuition||School Fee||Total Due|
The School Fee covers the cost of all athletics and academic programs (including AP and dual-enrollment Holy Family University courses), a student identification card with lanyard, a yearbook for all students, and all technology costs. This fee also provides students a parking pass, free admission to all non-formal dances, school shows, and home sporting events. Also included is the cost of Spirit Night.
You are automatically enrolled in the SmartTuition tuition payment program when you enroll at CEC. You will receive a confirmation email shortly after enrollment with directions on how to set up your account. If you do not receive this email, please call the SmartTuition Parent Hotline at 1-888-868-8828 for assistance in logging into your account.
Tuition/Fee payments begin in July. We encourage all parents to set up automatic payments with Smart Tuition so that the monthly payment due can be made conveniently and on time. There are many options for payments and the new system will enable you to view your account online anytime. Smart representatives can help you with any questions you have with this at 1-888-868-8828 or parent.smarttuition.com.
Be sure to include your Smart Tuition Family ID number on all checks. Do not add the CEC student number to your payment as Smart does not recognize this number. If you choose to pay via check, you must mail your checks directly to Smart Tuition:
SmartTuition Payment Process Center
P.O. Box 11731
Newark, NJ 07101
If you have additional questions regarding tuition, please contact our Tuition Officer, Mr. Pat Donlen, at 215-945-6200 Ext. 418 or email@example.com.
Log on to GradeConnect to monitor your child’s progress in school.
Information regarding creating your account and login information is distributed the first week of school.
If you have questions about GradeConnect, please contact the Academic Affairs Office at 215-945-6200 Ext. 406.
The CEC School Handbook has been developed to provide useful information about our school rules, uniform requirements, regulations, academic requirements, clubs and organizations, and student privileges and responsibilities. Please feel free to share with us your suggestions and recommendations on how we can improve our current policies to assist with your academic preparedness.
*Note: Students will receive a copy of the handbook and the bell schedule when their agenda books are distributed the first week of school.*
The girls’ uniform consists of the navy blue v-neck jumper; short or long sleeved oxford blouse, with the collar buttoned down; navy blue knee-highs, blue crew socks or navy blue tights (they must be plain navy blue with no designs, texture, or holes), and “Keds” navy blue/white saddle shoe, Trevose black/white saddle shoe or a navy blue sperry shoe. The jumper must be no shorter than two inches above the kneecap. Hems are not to be cut because they may need to be lengthened at a later time. During the winter, the ladies must wear a navy blue blazer with the CEC school seal and navy blue tights. Senior girls only may purchase the royal blue cardigan embroidered with the school seal and the class of 2017. This is a senior privilege.
The boys’ SUMMER uniform consists of gray Flynn & O’Hara uniform trousers, short sleeve blue bandedgolf shirt with CEC logo, black dress shoe or navy blue sperry shoe, and solid black belt. Pants must fit at the waist and break at the top of the shoe. All non-banded shirts must be tucked into the waistband of the gray uniform pants. A long sleeved undershirt may never be worn with a short-sleeved shirt.
The WINTER uniform consists of the gray Flynn & O’Hara uniform pants, solid black belt, blue CEC oxford cloth shirt, regulation school tie, and navy blue blazer with the CEC school seal. Senior boys only may purchase the royal blue cardigan embroidered with the school seal and the class of 2017. This is a senior privilege. Black dress socks, worn over the ankle, and school regulation shoes.. Ties are to be worn properly with the knot of the tie in the proper position. Shirt collars are to be buttoned down at all times. Pants must fit at the waist and break at the top of the shoe.
Uniform items must be purchased at:
Flynn and O’Hara School Uniforms
10905 Dutton Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154
Ladies May Select One of the Following:
Sperry Authentic Original 2-Eye Boat Shoe (Navy with White Sole)
Trevose “Black/White” Saddle Shoe
Sperry Authentic Original 2-Eye Boat Shoe (Navy with White Sole)
**Shoes may be purchased at a variety of stores including Keds.com, Amazon.com, Journeys, Macys, Zappos.com or Sperry.com**
**Current upperclassmen boys continue to have the option of black dress shoes or Sperry’s, as the new required shoes begin with the Class of 2020.
Students are responsible for completing the required summer reading posted online at www.conwell-egan.org/academics/summerreading.
Students can plan on purchasing traditional school supplies (notetaking materials, pens/pencils, organizational folders, etc.). Students will receive instruction on any necessary materials or supplies needed from their teachers when a syllabus is distributed the first week of school. Any additional supplies (including iPad covers) can be purchased in the CEC school store.
Teaching and learning at CEC has been significantly transformed by our wireless, one-to-one student program. Students use their iPad in every class as: a medium for direct interaction with the learning process, a means of productive collaboration with their teachers and classmates, and a tool for completing and submitting assignments and tests. Students will receive their iPad within the first few weeks of school, through coordination with our IT department. The cost of your iPad is built into your school fee.
For a complete list of frequently asked questions about the iPad Initiative, visit http://www.conwell-egan.org/academics/technology/ipad-initiative/
All students are required to dedicate a minimum of 70 hours of service over their four years at CEC. The goal of the service program is to challenge students to be involved in their local communities by volunteering in response to the needs that are present there. Click here to learn more about the community service program and requirements.
Assistant Principal for Student Life
The Office of the Assistant Principal for Student Life is responsible for daily attendance, discipline, transportation and health services. Parents and students are required to read the Student Handbook thoroughly for the dress code, rules and policies of CEC. Students will receive the handbook on orientation day.
Listed below are the districts that provide transportation. For contact information, click here.
Please note the communication method for your district’s busing information (e.g. pick-up times/locations) below:
|Bensalem||Sends out postcards to students.|
|Bristol Township||Students receive letter from district and information is also posted on their web site (btsd.us) under “News and Announcements”.|
|Neshaminy||Sends CEC lists to be displayed in Main Lobby.|
|Pennsbury||Posted on their web site (Pennsbury.k12.pa.us) Also sends CEC lists to be displayed in Main Lobby.|
|Holy Trinity/Morrisville||Students must arrange transportation through Holy Trinity. (215-295-3045)|
|Council Rock||List received by CEC and CEC forwards info directly to student via mail.|
Student Medical Forms
2016-2017 PIAA Physical Evaluation – Required for all student-athletes prior to tryouts.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Nurse’s Office at Ext. 441 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Athletics & Activities
The distinguished athletic program at Conwell-Egan Catholic is designed to produce a well-balanced student-athlete who is not only successful in the classroom, but who is also capable of using athletic ability, of exercising leadership abilities, and of contributing to the enrichment of the school. More than 80% of CEC students compete in interscholastic athletics and extra-curricular activities. 20 (possibly 21 with ice hockey) athletic teams and 22 current extra-curricular organizations and clubs offer students a wide range of choices for personal and community growth.
Be sure to sign-up and find out more about activities during the first week of school at our activities fair! Visit the Assistant Principal for Student Life Office for more information.
IMPORTANT: All Student-Athletes must submit a PIAA Physical form prior to participation.
- The CEC Athletic Trainer and CEC Coaching staff will coordinate concussion baseline testing for all athletes each season.
- Every CEC coach can be contacted via email to find out about practices, clinics, tryouts, etc. Find sports and coaches contact information at conwell-egan.org/athletics/sports
- Fall Sports begin Monday, August 15, 2016.
The 2016-2017 school fee covers the cost of all athletic fees.
Should you have any additional questions regarding transportation, discipline, activities, or athletics, please contact the Office of the Assistant Principal for Student Life:
Mr. Patrick Donlen
- Students have the option of packing or purchasing lunch each day in the CEC Cafeteria. Menu options change daily.
- The school store is also open each day during lunch.
- We are proud and excited to be able to offer an improved online pre-payment service for our food service program! Please visit www.PayForIt.net and click “Sign Up” in the top left corner.
- Please place a “45” in front of your student number to locate your profile in the system.Note: Your student ID number is listed on your roster! If you don’t know your student ID, feel free to call the Admissions Office at 215-945-6200 Ext. 410.
- By signing up for an account at payforit.net you will have the ability to check your child’s current account balance, request activity reports, and setup low balance email notifications.
Any student requesting late arrival should return this form to Ms Roberta Centofanti or Mrs. Kathy Taylor in the Assistant Principal for Student Life Office, Room 115.
Any student requesting early dismissal should return this form to Ms Roberta Centofanti or Mrs. Kathy Taylor in the Assistant Principal for Student Life Office, Room 115.
Any student requesting a guest for a dance should return this form to Ms Roberta Centofanti or Mrs. Kathy Taylor in the Assistant Principal for Student Life Office, Room 115.
Any student requesting a parking permit should return this form to Ms Roberta Centofanti or Mrs. Kathy Taylor in the Assistant Principal for Student Life Office, Room 115.
Parking permit: Included in School Fee