Omak Adventist Christian School




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Student Handbook
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MISSION OF OUR SCHOOL

Omak Adventist Christian School exists to:
  • Promote the physical fitness, academic excellence, and spiritual growth of its students.
  • To prepare its students to serve God and others.
  • To prepare its students to meet the problems of this world and be ready for the second coming of Jesus.

REGISTRATION AND ADMITTANCE

Any child who is interested in a Christian education is admitted regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, or sex. The following are required before admittance:
  1. Physical examination for students new to this school
  2. Up-to-date immunization record
  3. Completed registration and consent for treatment forms
  4. Entrance fee payment
  5. Grade card from previous year for students transferring to this school
  6. School board approval

TUITION AND FEES

Contact the school at (509) 826-5341 for information and to schedule a tour.

DRESS CODE

The importance of an event is somewhat determined by the type of clothing worn. Sending a child in neat clothes conveys the idea that school is important and sets an attitude for learning, success, and self-respect. School clothes should be kept neat, clean, and in good repair.
  1. Inappropriate dress includes ripped or tattered clothing, flip flops or sandals, sleeveless clothing, conspicuous makeup, fingernail polish, or jewelry, tight or immodest clothing, baggy or gang-style clothing, extreme hair styles, and anything that displays ideas contrary to Christian values.
  2. Appropriate* shorts may be worn only on days designated by the teacher. *(Shorts should have a length between the fingertips and knees and should not be too tight or too baggy. We are considering uniform shorts.)
  3. Non-marring gym shoes should be worn daily so students can easily participate in P.E. No boots please.

ATTENDANCE

Absences hurt the child's education and require extra work for the teacher. When a child is absent, crucial instruction is missed and must be re-taught when the child returns. The student is responsible for making up missed work. For these reasons absences should be reserved for illness of the student or death in the family. As far as possible, medical, dental, and eye appointments should be made outside of school hours. The following things will make a child's absence easier for the child and the teacher:
  1. Phone the teacher before school starts.
  2. Pick up the child's missed work before or after school.
  3. Send a note with the child explaining the absence when he or she returns to school.
  4. If the absence is planned, the student should complete schoolwork ahead of time.
Understandably, there are times when a child must miss for reasons other than illness or family death. If the absence is foreseen, arrangements should be made with the teacher to complete the work before the absence. Stu­dents are required to make up missed work.

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE

Students should arrive at school in time to prepare for the school day (ten minutes early). Please do not arrive before 7:45 A.M. Students should not be left at school more than fifteen minutes after school is dismissed.

HEALTH

Parents are urged to provide their children with a hearty breakfast and lunches that include whole grains, fruits, nuts, and vegetables. The use of caffeinated beverages, soda pop, and heavily sweetened foods in lunches is discour­aged. Please refrain from sending these items. Gum chewing on school grounds is not allowed.

SCHOOL TELEPHONE

Calls to the school should be made before school, after school, or during the lunch period. Only when there is an emergency, should calls be made during the school day since these calls take the teacher away from instruction or student assistance. An answering machine is available and it is checked periodically. In case of emergency, let the phone ring once, hang up and dial right back. Caller ID will let us know.

VISITORS

Visitors to the school are welcome, but should make prior arrangements with the teacher. Parents are encouraged to participate in the school pro­gram.

SCHOOL INSURANCE

Accident insurance is carried for all registered students. A claim may be filed by following these steps:
  1. Report accident to the teacher as soon as possible.
  2. Obtain insurance form from teacher.
  3. Complete parent section of the insurance form.
  4. Have doctor or dentist complete their part of the form.
  5. Mail the completed form and itemized bills to the address on the insurance form.

DISCIPLINE

Students are expected to conduct themselves as Christians, being respectful and obedient to teachers, and kind and considerate to other students. When, in the judgment of the school board, a pupil is not receiving benefit from the school, when his or her presence or influence is detrimental to the learning process or the safety of others, or when he or she willfully and persistently refuses to cooperate, or continually does not complete assign­ments on time, he or she will not be allowed to continue in school.

DAMAGED OR LOST ITEMS

Students will be held responsible for any school property that is broken, damaged, misused, or lost.

GRIEVANCES

When problems occur, parents are encouraged to attempt to settle the problem immediately with the parties involved. It is best to address ques­tions and concerns right away and keep communication open. If further discussion is necessary, follow these lines of communication:
  1. Teacher
  2. School Board Chairperson or Pastor
  3. School Board Meeting
  4. Conference Education Superintendent
  5. K-12 Board of Education

GRADING POLICIES

Students are graded on individual achievement and are expected to give their best. Neatness, accuracy, correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, quality of work, and attitude are all areas considered. Parents are en­couraged to look over returned papers with their child.
  • Daily work has a score of 1-1O (high). Late work will receive a lower grade.
  • Tests/quizzes are graded as a percent. (Quizzes are rounded.)
  • All work is averaged (tests/quizzes get double weight).
  • Report cards are given each quarter.
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled the first and third quarters. Other conferences can be arranged.
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