Salt Homeschool Connection Policies and Code of Conduct
From the teachers
We, the teachers of Salt HC, consider it a privilege to serve you throughout this next year. We are organized to assist you, the parent, in preparing your child(ren) to excel in every duty and the calling God has for them throughout their lives. We are only an aide to you as you will remain your child’s primary instructor. It is ultimately your responsibility that your child(ren) keep up with the coursework assigned in the Salt classes.
Salt will be unapologetically Biblical in its curriculum choices. At Salt, we also count it the highest privilege to pour truth into the minds and hearts of young souls. Below is a list of core tenants they will learn:
- Salt’s leadership is committed to teaching that salvation is by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone, and therefore man by his works contributes nothing to his salvation. (Ephesians 2:9)
- Salt’s leadership is committed to teaching that man is sinful from birth, corrupt by nature, unable to please God, and will never be able to accomplish enough good works to make man acceptable to Him. (Ephesians 2: 1-2; Romans 3:9-31)
- Salt’s leadership is committed to teaching that it is the imputation of Christ’s righteousness that makes a sinner acceptable to God. (Romans 3:21-31)
- Salt’s leadership is committed to teaching that every soul ends up in either heaven or hell.
- Salt’s leadership is committed to teaching that the inerrant Word of God, giving by the God of the Word, is the full plenary inspiration of God, and is sufficient and authoritative for life and godliness. (2 Peter 1:2-21)
Salt’s purpose is to glorify God by connecting with homeschool families and assisting them in their call as their child(ren)’s primary educator. Salt classes meet on Mondays from 8:30 to 5:15.
Salt instructors, in partnership with parents, will enforce all Salt policies and academic and behavioral requirements. By parents and students signing the registration form, everyone agrees to the Salt requirements. Finally, it is important for students, parents, and instructors alike to realize that this is a unique partnership. All have come together for the common goal of home-educating our students and building a Christ-minded community to the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
- Provide exceptional instructors with educational experience, mastery of the material, ability to teach, personal integrity, and a love for the Lord.
- Provide core and technical classes for elementary, middle, and high school students.
- Provide elective classes for elementary through high school students.
- Provide support, and encouragement to enhance the parent’s role as the primary educator.
- Maximize learning by maintaining a class size between 5 and 20 students per class, depending on class structure.
- Provide an active website and updates to inform Salt families of all pertinent information and announcements.
- Provide parents with a course description, required textbook list, a class syllabus (when applicable), and schedules to specify expectations and assignments for each class.
- Attempt to handle all difficulties and conflicts with integrity and in a Biblical manner.
- Purchase books and materials and pay all fees in a timely manner.
- Communicate clearly and consistently with their students to ensure that all assignments are completed on time and that their student is fully prepared to participate in class. (Some courses will require the parent to correct work at home).
- Communicate with Salt instructors to inform them of planned absences and to make arrangements for missed lessons
- Make sure students are dressed appropriately and arrive on time for class(es).
- Keep ill children home. If your child has had a fever within the last 24 hours, do not send him/her to class. If your child appears sick while at Salt, you will be notified to come pick him/her up.
- Attempt to handle all difficulties and conflicts with integrity and in a biblical manner.
- Abide by the Florida requirements for homeschooling. (Please see FL Homeschool laws.)
Abide by the rules of conduct.
Come prepared for class and complete all assignments on time. (Students who fall significantly behind on assignments without a legitimate reason, in the judgment of the instructor will be advised to seek other homeschool options.)
Be in their seats and prepared for class at the start of the class period. Students are expected to use the restroom between classes, not during the classes.
Attempt to handle all difficulties and conflicts with integrity and in a biblical manner.
Treat all instructors, directors, volunteers, and fellow students with respect and honor.
Student Conduct and Behavior
We assume that parents will provide sufficient oversight to ensure that their student(s) conduct themselves honorably and adhere to the Code of Conduct while they are at Salt HC. We expect students to exemplify excellence in their personal behavior, conducting themselves in a manner that is pleasing to the Lord.
Salt is designed to provide instruction to self-disciplined young men and women. Because Salt relies on concentrated classes and considerable student preparation outside of class, students who lack the necessary self-discipline will find success difficult and are advised to seek other home education options. Students must be prepared, attentive, and free from distraction to benefit from this type of educational opportunity. All students are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with biblical standards and in a manner that will not be distracting to other students. Any student who does not abide by Salt’s standard of conduct and behavior may be dismissed from Salt HC at the discretion of the instructor and director of Salt without a refund.
- Disobedience and /or disrespect will not be tolerated in the classes. Students will only be allowed 1 warning before offenders will be removed from the class, and will spend the rest of class time with the disciplinary adult in charge. Their classwork will need to be made up on the student’s own time.
- Repeat offenders will be dropped from the class without a refund. (Withdrawal fees will apply.)
* K – 5th-grade students will not be permitted to partake in Study hall.
- Please do not drop off your K – 4th-grade students. They will need to be walked to class, and the parent is required to sign the student in and out of Salt. They will need to be in a designated classroom at all times.
- Parents are welcome to be on campus to supervise their children while not in class(es)
- 6th – 12th-grade students not in a Salt class are required to attend Study Hall at all times. The study hall is located in the church lobby or the designated classroom. You may use the tables or relax quietly on the chairs and couches.
- Study Hall is a quiet place for students who are in 5th grade or higher to study, read, or work on homework. It is not a social hall. Students must have quiet work to do. Laptops may be used for academic purposes only.
- Absolutely NO phones or air pods are allowed to be in use during study hall. If you are caught using your phone or air pods, they will be taken away by the study hall monitor.
EATING AND LUNCH
Students may eat in the designated eating areas only. All students will remain downstairs during lunchtime. No student is to consume food or drink anywhere else in the building unless given permission by an instructor. (Clear water bottles may be brought to class or study hall). Students must respect church property and strive to keep all classrooms and lunch area clean by picking up after themselves.
We believe that Christians are prohibited from bringing lawsuits against the Church, Salt HC, one another, or the Staff, to resolve personal disputes between members. In the event of any dispute, claim, question, or disagreement arising between members, the members shall use their best efforts to settle such dispute, claim, question, or disagreements as befits Christians. They shall consult and negotiate with each other in good faith and recognizing their mutual interests not to disgrace the name of Christ, seek to reach a just and equitable solution.
Salt’s CODE OF CONDUCT 2020-2021
Salt is intended to provide instruction to self-disciplined young men and women. Students must be prepared, attentive, and free from distraction to benefit from this type of educational opportunity. All students are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with biblical standards and in a manner that will not be distracting to other students. Parents are responsible for their own children’s behavior to ensure they are acting in accordance with all of Salt’s policies. Any student or parent who does not abide by the Code of Conduct will be asked to leave the program without a refund.
- Students will act in such a way that their words and actions promote the unity and encouragement of fellow students.
- Students violating personal or academic integrity (plagiarism or cheating) may be dismissed from Salt HC.
- All cell phones must be turned off during class and Study Hall and may only be used during breaks if absolutely necessary.
- Any electronic devices, such as iPods or cell phones that the teacher deems a distraction in class will be taken away. All items will be given to the Administrative Director and may be retrieved by the parent. Absolutely no video games or apps allowed that may be subject to violence, nudity, satanic images, or foul language.
- Students assume responsibility and risk of loss for their own possessions. Please clearly label all books and notebooks.
- Students will avoid acting in such a way that is considered disrespectful, offensive, immoral, intimidating, or rude, and will avoid gossiping to or about others.
- Bullying and Poor attitude are grounds for dismissal without a refund.
- Students must dress modestly during Salt Co-ops and field trips.
- Students must be in their seats and prepared at the start of the class period. They may not wait for other students or for their instructor to call them to class.
- No student may wander on campus grounds or leave the campus without parent permission.
- Students may not go into any part of the building other than the designated classroom, or church lobby.
- Students must respect the church property and the property of others by not touching anything that does not belong to them without permission.
- The stairwells and halls must be kept clear, clean, and quiet.
- Students may eat only in designated eating areas and must pick up after themselves immediately. All trash must be thrown away, and all belongings must be cleaned up and removed before leaving an area.
- Students may not bring pocket knives or any other object that could be used as a weapon.
- Any damage caused by a student to the building, tables, or other church property is the financial responsibility of that student and his/her family. ???????
NO phone policy:
- Students in K - 8th grade will have a phone station. If your student has to bring a phone to school, they are required to drop it off in the "Phone Zone" each morning. They will not be permitted to keep their phones in their book bags, or in their purse/pockets. If there is an emergency, the student may ask a teacher to call his/her parent, or the parent may always call the director or their teacher for that hour.
- High School students- You will be allowed to keep your phone in your book bags on OFF. You are not allowed to be on your phone during Salt hours unless the teacher has required work to be done on your phone.
- If you need to make a phone call or check your messages, during lunch, you may go to the "Phone Zone" and with a teacher's permission, have 5 minutes to use your phone.
- If you are caught using your phone, or if a teacher sees your phone out during Salt hours, it will be taken away and brought to the Phone Zone. You will now be required to check your phone into the "Phone Zone" every morning for the next 4 weeks. NO EXCEPTIONS!!
- Any student who refuses to give up their phone immediately, without question, will receive a demerit. You will be suspended on the 4th demerit.
New Bullying policy -
Bullying or intimidating another student will NOT be tolerated. This will result in a phone call to a parent and the student will be asked to leave Salt for the remainder of the day. After 3 incidents, the student will not be allowed to return to Salt, and NO refunds will be given.
Demerit Policy -
- Each class has homework demerits and behavior demerits.
- Homework demerits are given out to students who continuously show up to class without their homework completed.
- If the student is removed from the class for misconduct, the student will receive a demerit and a phone call to the parents.
- Students will be permanently removed from the class after the 4th demerit. No refunds.
Please understand, it is our heart's desire to establish respect and self-control through the means of consistency and firm disciplinary actions. If students understand that each teacher has only 1 hour to teach their material, and the less distraction from students the teacher receives, the more enjoyable the lesson will be. We will no longer accept any disrespect or lack of self-control in the classroom. Offenders will be removed immediately.