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Guidelines


COMMUNICATION
 
  • Families are expected to check their email a few times per week for announcements, etc. 
  • Email communication may be a standard part of some classes to communicate reminders and/or new information, as determined by the tutor
  • When contacting the Board members or tutors, please use email as a first-line of communication, unless it is an emergency (email addresses are found in the Directory on the private portion of the site).
  • Please expect emails to be returned within 1-3 business days.

DROP-OFF POLICY
 
  • Students in grades 4+ may be dropped off if they are enrolled in CONSECUTIVE classes.  They do not need to sign up for a full day of classes, but must be picked up within 10 minutes of the end their last class.
  • The exception to the drop-off policy is if your student is a first-time IEW (Track 2) student at Teach.  In this case, a parent will need to be in class with the student, but may leave after that class if their student is signed up for consecutive classes.  Please see our FAQs for more info.

ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE PROCEDURES
 
  • EVERYONE must wear nametags, at all times, on class days.  This includes tutors, parents, students (all ages), and children in the nursery.  
  • When you arrive:
    • Please retrieve your nametag(s) from the front table.  Sticker-type nametags will be available for nursery children.
    • Drop-off students must sign themselves in upon arrival. This is especially important for our drop-off students, so that we know who is on the property each day.
  • Please return your nametags to the front table before you leave for the day.
  • Drop-off students:
    • We prefer that students wait OUTSIDE the building, weather permitting, while waiting to be picked up from class, because the pastor's office is located by the front door.  Even normal conversation carries into his office, and disrupts his work. On nice days, the pastor often has his window open (which opens towards the front parking lot), so please refrain from yelling, etc. when outside.
    • In the case of rain, snow, or inclement weather, students may wait inside the door, but NO TALKING is allowed near the front door for the reason listed above.

NOISE LEVEL
 
  • NO talking is allowed by the front door, since the pastor's office is located near the door.
  • The rest of the main/first floor is designated a WHISPER zone; voices carry directly down to the pastor's office and disrupt his work.
  • The lower-level hallway and kitchen are deignated a conversation-zone - interactions should be in a low-level conversational voice.  There are up to 4 classes that are running in the lower level (including 2 in the gym), so please watch your volume so as not to disrupt the classes.
  • The lower-level Youth Room (Room 112) is a QUIET zone for students in grades 7-12 only (per church rules).  It is reserved for students engaged in online coursework or personal study time.  Musical instruments in the room are OFF-LIMITS to Teach students (per church rules). Students found disregarding these rules will not be allowed to use the Youth Room and will have to remain in the hallways.

GENERAL CONDUCT
 
  • Park Assembly is a place of worship and we are blessed with their generosity to host our classes.  Please treat the building, staff, and property, as well as our fellow families, with respect and care.
  • Please leave Park Assembly as good- or better than you found it.
  • Eating is allowed in the kitchen only; please enjoy your snacks and lunch in there.
  • If your student is a drop-off student, they must abide by of the policies of Teach.
  • Electronic devices with sound always require the use of headphones/ear buds, regardless of where you are on church property.
  • Members will be held personally financially responsible for damage caused to Park Assembly property.  Each family assumes compete responsibility and liability for themselves, their children, and their personal property during Teach functions.
  • There is a lake with a paved trail behind the church.  As such, we do not allow students to go outside unsupervised.  Parents are welcome to take their children outside any time.
  • Track 1 students, Track 2 non-drop-off students, and pre-K aged children are to remain in the care of a parent/grandparent when not participating in classes or the nursery. If the parent needs to leave the building, a Guardianship Form must be filled out and signed by both the parent and the person who has accepted responsibility for the child(ren). The Guardianship Form must be hand-delivered to a board member.
  • Students/families are expected to take down the room of the last class of the day, under the direction of the tutor. 

LUNCH GUIDELINES
 
 
Parents please discuss the following lunch guidelines with your children prior to the first day of co-op and remind them of them throughout the year:
  • Food must be contained to the kitchen.  
  • Each family/child must clean up their own lunch and the area where they eat.
  • All lunch trash must be disposed of leaving the counters clean.
  • Please do NOT put liquids in the garbage (per request of the church)
  • Kitchen countertops need to be wiped down if they become dirty.
  • Kitchen appliances are NOT TO BE TOUCHED (knobs turned – the oven and stove top are gas so it is important to not turn these which may cause harm to others as well as the equipment)
 

 
QUESTIONS/CONCERNS/CONFLICTS
 
  • If you or your student has a concern regarding a tutor, class content, or class communication, please follow the example for Christian living found in Matthew 18:15 and privately and respectfully address the tutor first.
  • If it appears the concern is not being addressed after the tutor is contacted as outlined above, then please contact a member of the Teach Board via email.  A meeting will be arranged with at least 2 board members to discuss the matter.  Teach Co-op discourages discussing issues via email.

LOST AND FOUND
 
Located on the shelves above the coat rack, across from the pastor's office, adjacent to the front lobby. Items will only be kept for 1 semester; any items left at the end of each semester will be donated or thrown out.

DRESS CODE
 
As a Christian, we are to treat our body as a temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 6:19). This, as well as our desire to honor our host church, leads us to expect students to have modest and clean dress.