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Dear Preschool Parents,

    I would like to welcome you and your child to Tempe Christian School.  Our school has been serving the community for 30 years.  Our goal is to teach each child about God and to have a loving relationship with family and friends.

We learn through art, science, music, computers, centers and many age appropriate activities.  Each child is encouraged to reach their potential in preschool.

We encourage parent involvement by helping in the classroom, on the playground, and helping with our fundraisers.  This is a great way for you to help our school at the same time. 

We look forward to partnering together in the learning experience of your child.

 

Debbie Hallman

Preschool Director

APPLICATION POLICIES

1.        A child must be 2 years old by August 31st to enroll in the two-year-old preschool program and must be completely toilet trained.

2.       A child must be 3 years old by August 31st to enroll in the three-year-old preschool program.

3.       A child must be 4 years old by December 31st to enroll in the T-4 preschool program.

4.       A child must be 4 years old by August 31st to enroll in the K-4 program.

ENROLLMENT PROCEDURE 

REGISTRATION

1.        The registration fee is non-refundable, non-transferable, and covers processing, accident insurance, registration material, textbooks and supplies such as workbooks and paper, and to bring in special guests.  This fee is payable prior to the child’s enrollment and the enrollment process is incomplete until the fee is paid.  Class placement will not be guaranteed until the registration fee is paid.

2.       All necessary paper work must be received by T. C. S. before enrollment is approved, including the following:

current immunization records                                      enrollment application

past school records (if applicable)                                              copy of birth certificate

statement of cooperation (signed by both parents)             blue medical form

parental commitment and support form (signed by both parents)

financial commitment (signed by both parents)

school directory information release form

SCHEDULE OF FEES – FALL AND SPRING 2003 – 2004

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TUITION AND PAYMENT POLICIES

1.        All tuition is due and payable in advance.

2.       Monthly tuition is due on the 1st of each month.  It will be considered late on the 10th of the month.  A late fee of $25.00 will be assessed.

3.       For those paying tuition and monthly daycare, no credits or reimbursements will be issued for days missed, including vacation, school holidays, illnesses, etc.  Those paying hourly Prime Time (daycare) rates will be charged for the Prime Time (daycare) actually used.

4.       For students entering after the school year has begun, tuition will be pro-rated based on the number of days enrolled.

5.       An adjustment fee of $20.00 will be assessed for any changes made to a student’s schedule and/or account.  These changes are made through the office.

DISCOUNTS

The following tuition discounts will be given:

·          A second child receives a 20% discount

·          A third child receives a 30% discount

·          A fourth child receives a 40% discount

·          Payers receive a 5% discount when tuition fees are paid-in-full for the year by the first day of classes.  Should a refund of pre-paid tuition become necessary, the discount will be forfeited.

·          There will be a 15% discount for active church members of Tempe Church of the Nazarene.

·          No accumulative discount shall exceed 40% of tuition.

WITHDRAWAL POLICY

1.        All withdrawals, whether before the first day of school or during the year, must be in writing.  Forms are available in the bookkeeping office.

2.       Tuition charges will continue to accumulate for 14 calendar days following written notice of withdrawal.  All accounts are due and payable at the time of withdrawal.

3.       All student accounts must be paid in full before grade cards and student records are released.  In addition, re-enrollment for the coming year cannot occur unless the student’s account is paid in full.

PRIME TIME (DAYCARE)

Prime Time is a service available to parents needing childcare before and/or after school hours. Due to licensing requirements, we cannot accept drop-ins (or infants).  All daycare children must be enrolled in preschool.  We do not accept children for daycare only, except during summer months or Christmas and Spring vacations.

Prime Time plays a major role in the program at Tempe Christian School.  This segment of the program is in session year round: Closed only 10 calendar days per year.  Goals for Prime Time are to keep the children involved, challenged and happy.  Customary activities include arts and crafts, music, sing-a-longs, story time, table games, science centers, and computer activities, with ample doses of free play and time outside to round out the day.

Children staying in the afternoon Prime Time program who are enrolled in the 2’s, 3’s and T-4 classes are required to nap.  Parents of students enrolled in the K-4 program may choose if their child will nap.  The children that nap may bring a small stuffed animal to nap with them.  T. C. S. provides mats, sheets, and blankets.

·          Prime Time care commences at 6:30 a.m. and concludes at 6:00 p.m. 

·          A preschool child registered for Tuition Only and dropped off before 8:30 a.m. and/or left after 11:30 will be charged $2.85.  Lunch is not provided.

·          Lunch is provided for Tuition Plus Prime Time children and for those Tuition Only children who must stay for Prime Time in the afternoon.

·          All students registered for Tuition Only and attending PrimeTime during Prime Time only days are charged $27.00 per full day and $15.00 per half day.  A half day is considered less than 4.5 hours.

·          There is a late fee assessed after the 6:00 p.m. pickup deadline.  The cost is $10.00 for the first 15 minutes and an additional $1.00 per minute after 6:15 p.m.

CURRICULUM

The preschool program is an introductory experience designed to teach young children structure, interactive play, and pre-kindergarten basics, all centered around the nurturing environment of a Christian atmosphere.  TCS teaches the young child colors, numbers, letters, songs, Bible verse memorization and proper play with fellow students, preparing them for entry into Kindergarten.

DISCIPLINE PROCEDURES

“All Scripture is God breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that every many of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” II Timothy 3:16-17 (NIV)

Tempe Christian School is dedicated to helping parents and guardians raise godly young men and women.  We feel, that in partnering with parents, we can accomplish this goal.  T. C. S. cannot do it alone!

At Tempe Christian School, we encourage self-control and personal responsibility through positive reinforcement for acceptable behavior.  However, there are occasions when a student creates a situation at school which inhibits learning.  Since this is unfair to the other students, such behavior will not be tolerated, i.e.:

·          Lack of reverence during devotions or chapel

·          Fighting and quarreling

·          Discourteous speech and name calling

·          Destructive acts against school property

·          Continued disruption of class

·          Being disrespectful to staff

CONSEQUENCES – PRESCHOOL DIRECTOR'S OFFICE

The following guidelines will be observed for children brought to the office:

1.        On the first visit to the office, disciplinary action will be taken and a written notice may be given to the parent or guardian.

2.       On the second visit to the office, disciplinary action will be taken and the parent or guardian will be notified by phone.

RECESS AND PLAYGROUND RULES

No child will be allowed to remain inside during a regular recess period, except in the case of chronic asthma.  A written request for exception must accompany the child to school.

PLAYGROUND RULES

1.        All conduct on the playground is expected to be orderly, courteous and safe for all children.

2.       No student is allowed to stand in swings, double swing or jump out of the swings.

3.       If an object goes over the wall or fence, the playground supervisor or other personnel will retrieve it.  Children are not allowed to leave the area.

4.       No running on sidewalks or around the buildings.

5.       Students are not to bring personal toys or play objects to school as they may become lost or damaged.

6.       Throwing dirt, sand, or rocks is not acceptable.

7.       Children are not to climb up the front of the slide.

8.       Children are not to climb the trees.

9.       A whistle being blown signals all children to report to the supervisor immediately.

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES AND GENERAL INFORMATION  

Children may bring “treats” to class for their birthday celebrations as long as the teacher is notified in advance and parents provide a treat for every child in the class.

Designated holidays for class parties are:

            Harvest Celebration                                Thanksgiving

            Christmas                                             Valentine’s Day

            Easter                                                   End of School

Each classroom may select four celebrations.

Parents may be asked to help provide treats for these events and are always welcome to attend.  Please remember, Arizona State regulations require that bakery items must be store bought, not home baked.

Parents are welcome to visit their child’s classroom at any time, although the administration considers it a courtesy to schedule the visit in advance.  When visiting, please check in at the office first.

Tempe Christian School encourages parental involvement in the educational process, therefore we welcome parents and grandparents on the campus.  Our students and their education and safety are our first concern, because of that we ask that when you visit you do not bring siblings.

FIELD TRIPS  

Preschool classes will not leave campus for field trips.  Special speakers and activities will be brought to the school.

LUNCHES  

Tuition Plus Prime Time students are provided lunch each day they are scheduled to attend. Tuition Only students (8:45 - 11:30) will not be provided lunch.  Lunch is provided for Tuition Only students if they must stay for afternoon Prime Time.

Parents and grandparents are encouraged to have lunch with their children and grandchildren.  This can be arranged by notifying the office first thing on the day lunch is desired.  The current price for lunch is $2.50 for adults.  Prices are subject to change.

Monthly menus are posted in the office and classrooms on a regular basis.

FIRST AID AND MEDICATIONS

Children are referred to the office for minor injuries and common aches and pains.

A child who is ill simply cannot function to the best of his/her ability.  T. C. S. would like to partner with parents and guardians to assure that every child while at school functions at or near 100%.

Parents will understand that:

·          Medications must not be left in a student’s backpack or cubby.

·          Tempe Christian School administers prescription medications at noon.  Medication authorization forms are located in the office.  Medication, by law, may not be administered without a completed permission slip.

·          The child must have been on the medication for at least 24 hours.

·          State regulations require that we do not provide or administer any non-prescription medications.

·          Children with a fever of 100 degrees or higher must be sent home.

·          A child with vomiting or diarrhea should not come to school.

·          A child with “pink eye” (conjunctivitis) cannot return to school until the condition has cleared up or the child has been on medication for 24 hours.

·          A child with a rash of unknown origin should not attend school until the rash is gone or a note from a health care provider stating that the child is not contagious and may return to school.

A child SHOULD NOT attend school if any of the following symptoms are present in the past 24 hours:

·          Fever

·          Diarrhea

·          Rash of unknown origin

·          Vomiting

·          Communicable disease

All symptoms must be clear for 24 hours before the child can return to school.  Your child is not well if “drugs” are relieving the symptoms.

We cannot emphasize how important it is for all parents and staff to cooperate with this policy.  It is for the welfare of our children and the health of Tempe Christian School.

MEDICATIONS

No child is permitted to carry medication on his person, or cubby.  Any medication sent to school must be in the original container and have the name of the child, the name and prescription number, instructions for administering the medication (including dosage, date and time the medication is to be given), and the reason the medication is prescribed.  A “Medication Authorization” request form must be completed.  The child must have been on the medication for at least 24 hours.  The medicine is to be given to the school secretary.  Medication is only dispensed at 12:00 noon.  State regulations require that we do not provide or administer any pain reliever (Tylenol, aspirin, ibuprofen, etc.)

CALENDAR

Tempe Christian School follows a 9 month traditional calendar, August through May.  Copies of the school calendar may be obtained in the school office at the beginning of the school year.

CHAPEL  

There will be a weekly chapel service for all preschool classes.  The purpose of these services is:

1.        To stress the importance of worship in God’s house.

2.       To give the students a personal worship experience.

3.       To provide spiritual unity for our school.

Classes, individual students, teachers, pastors and other outside speakers will be a part of the chapel services.  Parents are invited to attend chapel services at any time.

LOST AND FOUND  

A lost and found box will be maintained in the school office area.  Articles not claimed after 1 week will be donated to a local charity.

PLEASE LABEL ALL CHILDREN’S ITEMS

PARENT TEACHER FELLOWSHIP (PTF)  

Our school has a well organized, active Parent Teacher Fellowship.  This excellent group of parents and staff sponsor major fund raising activities during the school year.  The proceeds are used solely for the benefit of the school and its programs.

Parents also participate in student programs and open forums.  Current information from the Tempe Christian School Board and from the administration is also a regular part of the PTF meetings.  Check calendar for dates and times of meetings.

SUPPLIES

Parents need to provide the following items for their children:

·          2 large boxes of Kleenex

·          1 change of clothes (labeled in a ziploc bag) to be left in the child’s cubby

·          2 large boxes of baby wipes

Each teacher will provide a specific list of additional supplies needed for his/her particular class.

DRESS GUIDELINES

Tempe Christian School’s desire is to honor Jesus Christ in all things.  We believe that Christianity is a matter of the heart and expressed in outward appearance.  One’s appearance is an important part of his/her testimony. 

1.        Clothing should be modest, neat and clean.

2.       Hair should be neat, clean and well groomed.

3.       Shoes must be worn and should have enclosed toes and heels. NO SANDALS OR FLIP-FLOPS.

4.       Shirts and blouses are to be free of slogans, pictures, words or insignia that promote violence, pain and injury to others.  Examples: superheros, Power Rangers, Pokemon, etc.

5.       Leggings and bike shorts may be worn with tunic length tops.

6.       Sweat pants and shirts are acceptable but must be free of slogans, pictures, words or insignia that promote violence, pain and injury to others.

7.       Jackets and outerwear will be removed in classroom.  Shirts/tops are to be worn underneath.

8.       Midriff tops are not acceptable school wear.

If there is any question in your mind regarding what your child is wearing, the best thing to do is NOT to wear it.

STUDENT SIGN-IN/SIGN-OUT SHEETS

ALL children must be signed in and out by an authorized person.  The sign in sheets are posted.  Initials alone are not sufficient.  No child will be allowed to sign himself/herself in our out.  No child will be allowed to wait in the parking lot for his/her parents.  These rules apply to all children on a daily basis.

ATTENDANCE/TARDY

Regular attendance is critical in our child’s adjustment to school and healthy learning habits.  Attendance is one of the criteria for promotion to the next grade level.  Please avoid tardiness and unnecessary absences.  If your child is absent, it is your responsibility to notify the office.

Children who are frequently tardy begin their day at a distinct disadvantage.  Parents do a serious disservice to their children by habitually bringing them to school late.

GENERAL GUIDELINES

All flyers, hand-outs, open letters and communiqués intended for distribution on any portion of Tempe Nazarene Church or Tempe Christian School property, including, but not limited to, parking lot, breeze way and student cubbies, must be approved by church and/or school administration, prior to distribution.

Concerns regarding major policy issues should immediately be brought to the attention of school administration.  A letter detailing issues should also be submitted at that time for distribution to and consideration by the School Board.

SCHOOL OFFICE HOURS

The school office opens at 8:00 a.m. and closes at 6:00 p.m.  Parents are welcome at any time.  However, it is recommended that you make an appointment with the office prior to your arrival.

INCOME TAX

We ask that you please keep your copies of statements for your Income Tax needs.  Additional requests for printed reports from the bookkeeping office are to be in writing.  The Tempe Christian School’s tax number is 86-0228493.

Tempe Christian School facilities have been equipped to meet the needs of special needs children.

Tempe Christian School is licensed by Arizona Department of Health.

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