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FAQs

Q:

What grades does Cornerstone Lower Tier serve?

A:

We serve families with children in Nursery through 9th grade.

Cornerstone Upper Tier serves families with children in 7-12th grade.  Lower and Upper Tier have different directors and operate under different requirements for teaching, monitoring, registration and various other things. For more information about Upper Tier please contact Michelle Stoner or Karen Greineder at cornerstone.uppertier@gmail.com. 

Q:

Where does Cornerstone Lower Tier meet?

A:

We meet at Grace Baptist Church, 1899 Marietta Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603.

Q:

When does Cornerstone Lower Tier meet?

A:

We meet on Thursday afternoons from 12:15PM until 4:00PM.  Lower Tier classes are held once a week for 8 weeks in the Fall and 8 weeks in the Spring.

Q:

What does a typical class day look like?

A:

Each class day consists of three 1-hour class periods preceded by announcements and ending with clean-up time.

Q:

What kinds of classes can my child take at Cornerstone Lower Tier?

A:

Children in grades K-6 will have choir, gym and an enrichment class.  Children in grades 7-9 will have enrichment classes.  The particular study or theme of the enrichment classes is decided on by the parent who is teaching.

Q:

Do I need to have child abuse clearances to be a member in Cornerstone Lower Tier?

A:

Yes.  Clearance paperwork is required for each parent actively participating in Cornerstone Lower Tier.  These clearances include: PA Child Abuse History Clearance and PA Criminal Record Check (and FBI Clearance if you have lived outside Pennsylvania in the past 10 years).

Q:

Do I need to teach classes at Cornerstone Lower Tier?

A:

All participating parents are required to teach at least one semester each year.  New members usually will not be needed to teach until the following year.  Any member with a child under six months of age will be exempt from teaching.

Q:

Do I need to monitor (or help) in classes at Cornerstone Lower Tier?

A:

Yes.  All classrooms with children between nursery and 6th grade are required to have two adults present: one teacher and one monitor.  Choir classes will usually require three adults: the teacher, an accompanist and a monitor.  If possible, teachers will not be required to monitor during the semester that they are teaching.

Any member with a child under six months of age will be exempt from monitoring.

Q:

How often do I have to monitor on class days?

A:

The number of monitor spots each member will need to fill each semester is dependent on the number of participating families and the number of classes each semester.

Q:

How do the directors communicate with the members?

A:

Email is the main form of communication especially when classes are not in session.  During the school year the directors generally send a weekly email newsletter.  During classes days the directors will usually be available in the parent room unless they are teaching or monitoring.

The directors count on member families to read the newsletter and any other pertinent emails and respond (as needed).