Friendly Educators

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Requirements for FE Families:


Allergen Policies:

  1. ABSOLUTELY NO NUTS ARE ALLOWED ON CAMPUS!  No peanut butter sandwiches or snacks that include any type of nuts.  We have several children with a life-threatening allergy to all nuts, and in order to protect these precious lives, we need to be vigilant.  

Attendance Policies:

  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).  

  2. High school parents are encouraged but not required to stay. One of our goals is to foster community, and having moms and dads around on Mondays is a blessing for everyone!

  3. Parents are welcome to sit in on any classes that they choose. We hope you will use Mondays to participate in your children’s classes and make new friends who will support you in your homeschooling journey.  

  4. Remember, your children are your responsibility while you’re here!  You must supervise them during lunch, chapel, and class changes. Students are not allowed to hang out in any part of the building, including the lobby, during class hours unless they are with a parent. Students must be in class, with a parent, or in study hall.

  1. If you plan to sit in your car at any point during the day, please let the lobby monitor know in case we need to find you.  High school students may not sit in your car at any time during the day.

  1. Do not bring sick children to campus. If a child has had a fever or has vomited in the last 24 hours or has symptoms such as a severely runny nose or cough, please stay home!

  2. 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. 

  3. 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. 

  4. Chapel is not optional if you are on campus during that time. 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.

  5. 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. 


Check-In and Security Policies:

  1. For security purposes, we will ask you to wear your lanyard every Tuesday and check in with the designated check-in person on duty. Please allow ample time for check-in when you arrive. You WILL be late to class if you don’t! If you forget your lanyard, you must show your ID and obtain a Guest lanyard (to be returned at the end of the day).  If you lose your lanyard or are without it three consecutive Tuesdays, you must pay $5.00 to be issued a new lanyard.

  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 unless it’s an emergency, and DO NOT open the door to anyone.  There are security cameras at each entrance, so we will know if this rule is broken, and appropriate action will be taken. 

  4. The lobby will be open at 8:15 for those who have early classes and 9:30 for all others.  Please do not arrive before that, nor send your children to class more than 5 minutes early. 

  5. The lobby is closed between 12:30 and 12:55 p.m. during chapel.  The lobby door will be locked from the outside during that time, so you will need to wait to enter the building until it’s reopened at 12:55.  


Work Duty Policies:

  1. Each family is required to work a certain number of times (depending 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. Please plan to arrive 5 minutes before your scheduled time begins.

  2. If you fail to show up for your work duty, you will be required to pay a $75 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.  

  3. 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.)

  4. If you miss more than 2 work duties, FE reserves the right to dismiss you from FE.


Communication Policies:

  1. 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, in which Jesus asks us to go directly to the person involved first before talking to anyone else.  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.

  2. We encourage your feedback on how we can improve Friendly Educators.  At the end of each semester, you will have the opportunity to complete a brief survey about your experience at Friendly Educators.  


General Facility Policies:

  1. Food is only allowed in the lunchroom. You are welcome to eat outside at any point during the day, as long as it is a nut-free food.  

  2. DO NOT sit on the floor anywhere in the building to eat.    

  3. Please clean up after yourself in the lunchroom, lobby, and bathroom. 

  4. With the one exception of the preschool classes, there is no food allowed in the classrooms.  

  5. Smoking is not allowed anywhere on campus; this includes e-cigarettes and vaping. 

  6. DO NOT park in any space marked “guest.” Those are reserved for people who need to conduct church business during our class day.

  7. The elevator is off-limits to everyone except teachers who are carrying supplies and those who cannot manage the stairs.

  8. The ice maker in the kitchen is off-limits. 

  9. There is a lovely nursery available for those mothers with babies.

  10. Only currently enrolled FE students may be present on campus on Tuesday.  High school cannot invite their outside friends to visit at lunch or chapel.   


General Behavior Guidelines:

  1. Please show respect for the teachers, other adults, and fellow students both in and out of class.  This includes coming to class on time and being prepared, as well as speaking in an appropriate manner.

  2. Absolutely no teasing or bullying will be tolerated. 

  3. 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.

  4. Please dress modestly on Tuesdays and at all FE events. For girls, this means no cleavage, no spaghetti straps, no bra straps showing, no see-through tops, and no crop tops. Shorts and skirts must be longer than the tip of your finger when your arm is straight down by your side. No soccer shorts or miniskirts! For guys, this means no tank tops and no underwear showing. No one is allowed to wear attire that makes a controversial statement. If you are dressed inappropriately, you will be asked to cover your violation with a shirt/shorts out of our clothes bag, or you may choose to go home and change.  

  5. Access to the study hall is a privilege that will be revoked if students misbehave. The study hall is located close to church offices and it needs to stay quiet.  

  6. The board reserves the right to take action for repeated violations of rules up to and including expulsion from the program.  Please be aware that there are security cameras throughout the church.