NON DISCRIMINATORY POLICY
The Seventh-day Adventist Church in all of its church schools, admits students to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students, and makes no discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnic background, country of origin or gender in administration of education policies, application for admission, scholarship or loan programs, and extracurricular programs.
ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS AND ADMISSION
Community Christian School accepts students who are in agreement with its purposes and objectives and are willing to live in harmony with its principles.
1. No child will be permitted to enter Pre-Kindergarten unless he or she is at least four (4) years of age by August 1 (or five for kindergarten, six for 1st grade). Age is not the only criteria for enrollment in school. Readiness is also considered, even if age requirements are met. Readiness tests may be administered.
2. For a student transferring from another school, a placement test may be required for any grade and cumulative records (including all academic records, medical records, testing records, behavior/discipline records, attendance records, etc.) must be received from the previous school. Letters of recommendation may also be required.
3. No student will be admitted whose account from a former school, or the previous school year at CCS, has not been paid in full. Any request for exception to this policy will be considered on an individual basis by the school board.
4. The school board will review all student applications before students are accepted. All new students are admitted provisionally for the first nine weeks of school. After nine weeks the student achieves regular enrollment status unless otherwise notified.
5. All students and parents must be willing to cooperate with school policies.
6. All applicants must complete each registration document, and submit a copy of the birth certificate, immunization records (MS State Form #121), and health records.
7. No student will be admitted who has a poor behavioral record or who has been suspended or expelled from another school. Exceptions may be considered on a case-by-case basis by the school board.
8. Seventh-day Adventist Schools usually do not have the equipment or staff for special education; therefore, they may not be able to accept students who have mental, physical, educational or social handicaps which would require the school to provide special staff or equipment. Our building is handicap accessible; so we can accept most students who have physical handicaps. If your child has special needs, please describe the needs to our staff so a determination can be made as to whether or not your child’s best interest can be met at Community Christian School. Within its ability to serve, the school will cooperate with parents/other agencies to provide for the specific needs of a disabled child.
9. Community Christian School will not accept transfers from other local schools after the third week of school. An appeal may be made and will be considered by the school staff and/or the school board.
Our school takes pictures of school activities and events throughout the school year. The pictures and/or videos taken are used for the yearbook, bulletin boards, class albums, instruction, Home and School activities, special needs evaluations, school website pictures, brochures, slide shows, and other school related functions or materials. They are not for unrelated school use or monetary gain. Your acceptance of the conditions of this waiver is indicated by the placing of your children at Community Christian School, unless otherwise indicated in writing.
Parents/guardians will assist teachers in performing their tasks of teaching by supporting the following guidelines:
Have your student at school early enough to be in his/her seat by 8:00 a.m. After 8 a.m. students are considered tardy.
Fifteen minutes before the opening of school is ample time for a student to be ready for the beginning of school. Supervision will begin at that time. If a student must arrive before that time, advanced arrangements must be made.
Whenever possible, arrange for dental and medical appointments outside of school hours.
When the student is absent, a written explanation to the school is required within twenty-four hours of the student’s return to school. If no explanation is given within the allotted time, the absence will not be considered excused.
Following an excused absence, it is the parent’s responsibility to ensure all work is made up by the student as determined by the teacher. Students will not be allowed to make up work missed due to an unexcused absence unless satisfactory prior arrangements have been made at least one week in advance of the absence.
To maintain the school’s atmosphere of learning, the following basic principles need to be understood and adhered to:
Students should be encouraged to think of others first and practice the principles of Christian morals, ethics, and fair play. Courtesy and respect should be at the forefront.
Students should leave their electronic equipment at home. If students bring cellphones to school, they must be placed in the office or in the care of a teacher upon arrival. The school accepts no responsibility for cell phones or other electronic devices that are lost, damaged, or stolen at school or while traveling to and from school.
Students are expected to respect the property of other students, staff and personnel. No student is to borrow or use another person’s property or enter another person’s desk or locker without permission.
Students are expected to respect school property, including the building, furnishings, grounds, equipment and textbooks. Misuse, damage, or loss caused by a student is subject to fine or replacement.
The student is responsible for his own personal property and is expected to take care of his belongings. The school takes no responsibility for the loss or damage of personal property.
Demonstrate personal best in all aspects of school development.
Respect and obey teachers and all supervising adults’ instructions. and loss of class credit.
Students are responsible for their conduct while in attendance at any school sponsored function. Students who are on school grounds or in attendance at any school sponsored function at any place, day or night, are subject to all regulations of the school and will be governed accordingly.
Be honest. Refrain from stealing, deceiving, or any act of dishonesty. Students who are dishonest or cheat may be subject to suspension
Students should not display a disruptive, disrespectful and/or bullying attitude inside or outside the classroom. This type of behavior will result in his/her parents being notified to set up a meeting with the teacher. After the third such meeting, the student will either be suspended or expelled from the school.