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POLICIES

SIGNING YOUR CHILD IN AND OUT:

  • Please be here at least 10 minutes before your child’s class is to begin. This gives you time to sign-in, ask questions, etc.
  • It is required that you escort and sign your child in at the sign-in table for their first period and pick them up from their last period classroom ON TIME after signing them out at the sign-in table.  Please make sure your phone number in your member account is up-to-date so you can be reached if necessary.  In compliance with Calvary Chapel policy, students are required to be within the Chosen Co-op setting or physically with the parent. They are NOT allowed to roam the property unattended! Thank you!
     

OUR SICK POLICY:

There are many yucky illnesses out there now and we want to do our best to keep our students healthy. We ask that if your family has been exposed to the Flu, Rotavirus, Strep Throat, H1N1 Virus, etc. to NOT bring your child to class. It is unfair to expose the rest of the children and the staff to these illnesses. We will do our best to have the students wash their hands frequently as well. Please help us to keep our co-op healthy! Thank you!

 

OUR DRESS CODE

Our co-op is growing more and more each semester. We are thrilled with our growth, in particular, our high school crowd. However, with so many students comes the responsibility of making sure our co-op has a standard of dress code that encourages modesty and Godly thinking.

Remember, if a student does not dress appropriately, he or she will either be privately asked to change clothes or be sent home. We never want to embarrass anyone. We understand this may be a bit strict and you may even have to go buy a few new things, but this is only one day a week for 11 weeks.

In the past, we have had students who would test the limits. If you are questioning whether an outfit meets the standards, please err on the side of conservative. It is not fun for us to confront these issues with students and parents. If a student repeatedly tests our policy every week, we will ask him/her to leave our co-op.

Forgive us for being so blunt in our descriptions below, but it has become necessary.

Girls

•       No shortie shorts! Again...NO SHORTIE SHORTS! Only Bermudas, Capris or mid-thigh shorts.  (Tip: Have students put their hands at their sides.  Mid-thigh shorts should be longer than their fingertips.)

Any shorts that are shorter than the middle of the thigh of that particular child will be too short. Please note: some teen girls have very long legs and with that comes very long thighs. A pair of shorts that might fit one girl appropriately may not fit little Miss Long Legs appropriately.  

•       No tank tops, spaghetti straps or any shoulderless shirts. All shirts must cover the shoulders! Capped sleeves are fine. If you do have a sleeveless shirt, you must wear a sweater or cover-up at all times.

•       No tummies or back ends showing! In other words, your shirt and your pants must meet in the middle...no too highs (for the tops) and too lows (for the bottoms).

•       No short skirts! All skirts or dresses need to be no shorter than knee length. We realize we are allowing Bermudas to be a tad shorter, but Bermudas do not flair out like skirts. Please note that short skirts over leggings or pants are still NOT acceptable.

•       No low-cut shirts that show low-cut things.

•       Athletic/yoga pants may be worn only with loose fitting shorts that are mid-thigh or longer. (Tip: Have students put their hands at their sides.  Mid-thigh short should be longer than their fingertips.)

•       “Skinny” jeans may be worn only with a shirt that fully covers the buttocks or longer.  

•       Leggings may be worn only with a tunic, long shirt, dress, etc. that is knee length or longer.

Boys

•       No pants hanging low with underwear hanging out
•       No tank tops
•       No offensive t-shirts
•       No exposing armpits or bellies, even in athletic classes
•       “Skinny” jeans may be worn only with a shirt that fully covers the buttocks.
 

OUR ATHLETIC DRESS CODE

We understand that children like to wear lighter clothing while participating in athletics. However, the attire still needs to be appropriate. If a student does not dress accordingly, he/she will be asked to change and/or sit out of class. The following applies to girls and boys of all ages:

•      No skin-tight exercise biker shorts or yoga style pants, unless covered by other shorts that are mid-thigh or longer.  (Tip: Have students put their hands at their sides.  Mid-thigh shorts should be longer than their fingertips.)

•       No tank tops, only t-shirts or athletic-style t-shirts are allowed. 
•       No shortie exercise shorts, only mid-thigh gym shorts are allowed.
•       No skin-tight shirts
•       No exposing armpits or bellies
•       Girls-only dance classes do have exceptions.

We’ve done our best to give a good description of the guidelines for the dress code, but a parent asked us last semester to provide some visuals, which we thought was a great idea, so we’ve included some for you here.  Hopefully, this helps you better understand what we’re looking for in adhering to the dress code.

Samples of Appropriate Clothing

Long top covering the buttocks over skinny jeans

Mid-thigh or longer athletic shorts over biker/athletic shorts

Modest top and skirt to the knees

Leggings with knee length dress

Samples of Inappropriate Clothing

Super cute, but the shirt over leggings is not long enough.

These shorts are over yoga pants, but they are not mid-thigh in length.

Shirts must have sleeves, these shorts are shorter than mid-thigh

Top too low, shorts too short, midriff not covered


Again, it is the goal of Chosen Co-op to provide a happy, safe, and God-focused learning environment for our students. We hope to offer a place of grace and mercy, balanced with high standards. Please help us with this so we do not have to go to you! Thank you!


OUR POLICY ON SHADOWING:

Only registered students of Chosen Co-op are permitted to attend classes. We know that sometimes parents may find themselves responsible for a friend’s or relative’s child during co-op time. As much as we would absolutely love to have them shadow along with your child, it is our policy to not allow students who are not registered with the co-op to shadow. We really wish we could allow for this and understand that your child may want to bring a friend at times, but it places an extra burden on our teachers. Thank you very much for understanding!

 

ANSWERS REGARDING CLASS CHANGES:

If scheduling changes, cancellations, or withdrawals are requested after online registration closes, all materials fees may be NON-REFUNDABLE.   Any cancellations or changes (which we highly discourage) MUST BE MADE BY THE END OF THE SECOND WEEK OF CO-OP.  Once teachers are paid, we CANNOT refund any money.
 

You can also view Chosen Co-op’s full Family Manual for a full overview of all our policies.