Christian Homeschoolers of Marysville Policies
Requesting membership with Christian Homeschoolers of Marysville's online community and/or registering for classes signifies that you have read and agree to abide by these policies.
NOTE: All policies reflect our "business-as-usual" structure during non-COVID times. As COVID restrictions ease and we are able to meet again, some things may look a bit different for a while!
Abuse Prevention Policy
Classrooms & Cleanup
Wellness (i.e. sick kids!)
Other Things to Know
Co-op begins at 9am in the Sanctuary. All families are required to be on time for chapel time so that they can be there for announcements, prayer, and to prepare for the day.
Please be on time. If you need to set up your class early, please come before chapel and do not send unattended children to do this for you, unless they are in a group of three and you are supervising them. We will allow students and assistants up to two late arrivals of 5 minutes or more to the first period class. If you are late, you may be locked out until 2nd period, as all exterior doors are locked from the outside. See our tardiness policy below for more information on this.
- Adult volunteers should avoid being one-on-one with a child at any time, or allowing older children to be one-on-one with an unrelated child. Any time there is only one adult in the room, the door should be open.
- Unacceptable expressions of physical affection include tickling, wrestling, horseplay, lap sitting for children older than toddlers, massages, and front or back hugs.
- Acceptable expressions of physical affection include side hugs, pats on the back, and high fives. Hand-holding and lap-sitting is acceptable for younger children.
- Please observe the bathroom safety policy below.
- At lunch or when transitioning between classes, children are assumed to be under the direct supervision of their parent, and bathroom policies do not apply.
- For bathroom breaks during classes, an adult should never be alone in a bathroom with an unrelated child/children.
- For the bathroom next to the preschool room, one child should go in at a time, and the adult should remain nearby to listen for the child. If the child seems to be having trouble or is taking a long time, the adult can crack the door and call to the child to see if they need help.
- For the cafe lounge and theater bathrooms, the adult should accompany the child/children to the bathroom and have them wait in the hall while she checks the bathroom to make sure there are no other adults or teens in it. Then the adult should wait in the hallway while the child/children go in to use the restroom, with the door ajar so she can hear the children. If they seem to be having trouble or are taking a long time, she should call out from the doorway to check on them.
- If a child needs assistance, the adult should ask another adult to stand at the door and watch while she assists the child. Never should an adult be alone with an unrelated child in a restroom.
- If at any time a parent prefers not to have any other parent(s) assist their child with toileting, the parent should be notified when the child needs assistance. (top)
- Parents wanting to switch classes need to contact the co-leaders. The co-leaders will communicate with the teachers to see if the switch is an option.
- If approved, switching classes needs to be complete before the second week after co-op starts.
- There is no refund for the class that the child is switching from. The parent will be responsible for paying the new class fee. The new class fee (if applicable) will need to be paid to the teacher the first day the student attends the class.
- If the fee is not paid to the teacher, then the student will be asked to return to their prior class.
- Children are under parents' supervision at lunch. Children under 8 should be with an adult or older sibling at all times. Observe a "park policy" at lunch: just as you would keep an eye on your children at a public park, so too should you do so at co-op. We are here to support one another, but lunch monitors and other parents are not a replacement for your parental supervision.
- A lunchtime monitor may return children to parent(s) if a situation arises.
- Lunchtime areas include the upstairs classrooms and cafe, the entire downstairs area, and outdoors. Adults and students may be in the Sanctuary during lunchtime, but no food should be taken into the Sanctuary. (top)
- Shirt and dress necklines should be no lower than 4 fingers below the collarbone.
- Tank top straps should be at least 2 fingers wide.
- If shirt or dress is a thin material, please wear a slip or a T-shirt.
- Shirts need to be long enough to cover the midsection, both front and back, even when hands are raised.
- Dress and skirt length should be no shorter than 4 fingers above the top of the kneecap.
- Shorts need to be at least as long as your longest finger when arms are at rest at your side.
- All clothing should not be skin-tight, but should be loose enough to pull away from your body.
- Undergarments need to remain undergarments; please make sure they stay covered (guys and girls!).
- No PDA (public displays of affection between non-family members). (top)
First offense – The student receives a clear warning from the instructor or assistant. Be loving, but firm.
Second offense – The student is removed from the class and must remain with his or her parent for the remainder of the class time.
- No warning will be issued. Both students will immediately be removed from the classroom and will remain with parent(s) for the rest of the co-op day.
- Both students will meet separately with their own parents(s), their instructor, and two members of the Advisory Team prior to the next co-op meeting to see if they desire to change their behavior in order to remain in co-op.
- If the student wishes to return to the class the following week, he/she will be expected to follow the rules and guidelines of the co-op.
- If there is another infraction, the parent will remove the student from co-op for the remainder of the quarter with no refund of fees. Another meeting with the Advisory Team will be required before student is allowed back into co-op. (top)
Students: Zero tolerance policy- no calls, games, social networking, or texting during chapel or class; teachers may confiscate phones and/or laptops for duration of class. We also discourage use of devices, by students, during lunch and free times, as this prevents interaction and relationship building with peers.
- Students must stay in the classroom for the full period. No early dismissals!
- Classroom doors must stay open when occupied unless there are 2 adults present.
- At all times, students must be in a group of at least three if no adults are present.
- At the end of 3rd period, every volunteer is responsible for helping to restore their third-period room to its original condition. Please vacuum the room and reset it according to the room setup photos posted in each room. Empty trash and replace the bag, and close the door after class, making sure all windows are closed and lights are off. (top)
- Temperature of 100 degrees or higher
- Muscle or body aches (not associated with exercise, chronic illness, etc.)
- Vomiting or diarrhea (not associated with anxiety, overeating, etc.)
- Shortness of breath or new loss of taste or smell
- Rash or known hand, foot, and mouth disease
- Lice or scabies
If there is known recent exposure to Covid-19 and/or Covid-19 is actively present in your household, please refer to CDC guidelines for necessary quarantine measures before returning to co-op.
*** If someone is experiencing any of the following symptoms (not associated with a known non-contagious medical condition), the family should stay home, but asymptomatic teachers or student teachers may attend to teach their classes. Family members who have already been sick and recovered may attend, as long as they are accompanied by a background-checked adult.
- A cough (not associated with asthma, allergies, etc.)
- A sore throat
- Congestion - runny nose - green discharge (not associated with known seasonal allergies, teething, etc.)
- "Pink eye"
- Unusual or unexplained fatigue
- "Sick face" - an overall look of being unwell, pink cheeks, etc.
If someone is past the contagious period of sickness, but still has residual symptoms like a lingering cough or stuffy nose, those are not reasons to miss co-op. With very little children who perpetually have stuffy or runny noses, please use your best judgment to determine whether there is active sickness present. Please keep the child home if there is any fever or green discharge from the nose.
Someone with a diagnosed contagious bacterial infection may attend co-op after 24 hours of antibiotics.
Please call or text the Attendance Coordinator ASAP if you will be unexpectedly absent (i.e. family emergency, sickness, etc). Please also communicate and connect with your class helper(s) to make the appropriate arrangements ensuring your class hour lesson will be covered. If any family member arrives at co-op with clear and/or obvious symptoms listed above, that family will be referred to a board member to determine whether they need to leave co-op for the remainder of the day and return only when appropriate. (top)
- Please remember that the pastor is studying and the secretary is working during our co-op time.
- The church’s consumable supplies including the telephone, copy machine, paper, pencils, markers, etc. are not for the use of the Co-op.
- Food, drink, and snacks are not allowed in the Sanctuary.
- Only adults and high school students are to be in the kitchen, except during a cooking class.
- Cooking class that involve sharp knives and/or require students to use the stove/oven are restricted to students in sixth grade and up.
- Children must be in a classroom or with a parent at all times (unless going to the restroom or traveling between classes).
- Children not in class are the responsibility of their parents (or another adult appointed by the parent).
- Children under 8 years of age are to be accompanied to the restroom from the classroom by an assistant or parent, and from class to class by an adult or older sibling. (top)