Requirements for Parents:

  1. Parents of preschoolers through 8th-graders must remain on campus. Only a mom, dad, grandparent, aunt or uncle may serve in this capacity (and you should let us know who will be staying). High school parents are encouraged but not required to stay. It is part of our agreement with the church that parents will be on campus (it helps tremendously with insurance/liability issues). Even more importantly, we want to foster community, and having moms and dads around on Tuesdays is a blessing for everyone!
  2. We hope you will use Tuesdays to participate in your children’s classes and make new friends who will support you in your homeschooling journey. But don’t forget that your children are your responsibility while you’re here! You must supervise them during lunch and chapel, and you should ensure they are in class, in study hall, or with you at all times. (You do not have to walk them to class, but do be sure they know to walk quietly.)
  3. If you have an emergency or a sick child, you may designate another parent to be in charge of your children for that one day. There will be a sheet on the check-in desk where you can list who is in charge. You may not leave your older children, no matter how old they are, in charge of your younger children.
  4. You may *not* leave campus so that you can run errands, attend doctor’s appointments, etc. The privilege to leave another parent in charge is only for true emergencies and illness, not for routine matters.
  5. Each family is required to work a certain number of times (dependent on how many families we have signed up) during the year to help us with daily duties such as set-up and clean-up. You are required to be on time for your job and to stay until it’s completed. The job choices (filled first-come, first-served) are:

    Morning set-up from 9:00 to 10:00.

    Lunch clean-up from 12:00 to 1:00.

    Afternoon clean-up from 2:45 to 3:45.

  6. If you fail to show up for your work duty, you will be required to pay a $50 fine before your children can return to class. If you are late or leave before the job is finished, you will be required to pay a $25 fine before your children can return to class. It is your responsibility to find your own substitute if you are unable to make your scheduled time. (And if you agree to substitute for someone else, the fine becomes your responsibility if you fail to complete the job.)
  7. A parent/grandparent and all high school students must attend a mandatory orientation either on Monday, Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. or Monday, Aug. 21 at 9 a.m. Your children may not begin class if you do not attend orientation.
  8. Chapel is not optional if your schedule is such that you are on campus between 12:30 and 1 p.m. Worship is the hallmark of our program, and it’s a wonderful time to praise, rest, fellowship, and teach our children. It’s the one part of the day when we are all together; please do not disrespect this special time.
  9. If you find that you have a conflict with another parent, a teacher, or a member of our leadership team, please follow the Biblical guidelines from Matthew 18 where Jesus asks us to go directly to the person involved first before talking to anyone else. Next, ask another trusted person to go with you. Finally, if the problem is still not resolved, please bring it to the board’s attention. It is our desire to handle all conflicts with grace and love.
  10. Food is only allowed in the lunch room. Parents and children are not allowed to eat in the lobby (only the lunchtime lobby monitor may eat there). Any drinks brought into the lobby must be covered.
  11. Do not bring sick children to campus. If a child has had a fever or has vomited in the last 24 hours or has visible symptoms such as a severely runny nose or cough, please stay home!
  12. The lobby will be open at 8:15. Please do not arrive before that, and do not send your children to class more than 5 minutes early. If your first class is at 1:00, do not let your children leave the lobby until chapel is over.
  13. For security purposes, you MUST check in on our computerized system and wear your nametag.
  14. The ONLY entrance and exit we are allowed to use is through the glass doors in the lobby area. Look for the portico, and you’ll be in the right place!
  15. DO NOT use any other door in the church, even for exiting, and DO NOT open the door to anyone who is knocking from the outside. We want to keep everyone safe, and we simply must follow the church insurance guidelines. There are security cameras at each entrance, so we will know if this rule is broken, and appropriate action will be taken.
  16. The elevator is off limits to everyone except teachers who are carrying supplies and those who cannot manage the stairs.
  17. Please clean up after yourself in the lunch room and the bathroom.
  18. The ice maker in the kitchen is off-limits.

 

Requirements for All Students:

  1. Please show respect for your teachers, other adults, and fellow students both in and out of class. This includes coming to class on time and prepared as well as speaking in an appropriate manner. Absolutely no teasing or bullying will be tolerated.
  2. The ONLY entrance and exit we are allowed to use is through the glass doors in the lobby area. Look for the portico, and you’ll be in the right place!
  3. DO NOT use any other door in the church, even for exiting, and DO NOT open the door to anyone who is knocking from the outside. We want to keep everyone safe, and we simply must follow the church insurance guidelines. There are security cameras at each entrance, so we will know if this rule is broken, and appropriate action will be taken.
  4. The elevator is off limits to everyone except teachers who are carrying supplies and those who cannot manage the stairs.
  5. Absolutely no running or loud noises in the hallways. We must respect the church staff members who are working during our classes. Stay in the designated areas only.
  6. Students may not have food or drink outside the lunch room.
  7. Please clean up after yourself in the lunch room and the bathroom.
  8. Please dress modestly. For girls, this means no spaghetti straps or bra straps showing and no shorts or skirts shorter than the tip of your finger when your arm is straight down by your side. For guys, this means no tank tops and no underwear showing. If you come to class dressed inappropriately, your parents will be contacted and you may be asked to leave campus. For everyone: No clothing with political or controversial slogans.
  9. Access to the study hall is a privilege that will be revoked if students misbehave.

 

 

Additional Requirements for High School Students:

  1. All students must remain on campus until their last class is over unless they are leaving with a parent. Teens who drive themselves will not be allowed to leave and return by themselves or with anyone other than a parent during the class day.
  2. Our classes are serious academic courses that require your attention and participation on Tuesdays and your work at home during the week. It is expected that you will complete all assignments given by your teachers in a timely manner.
  3. High school students with a gap in their schedule should sign up for study hall. No students are allowed to hang out in any part of the building during class hours unless they are with a parent. That includes the lobby.
  4. No friends who do not attend Friendly Educators may visit during the day, including at lunchtime.
  5. After lunch, teens are expected to attend chapel along with the rest of the group. (We hope you will be leaders in this area, and we’d love to have your participation and input!)
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