The primary purpose of Calvary Christian School is to
train each student in the knowledge of God and the Christian way of life
and to give each student an excellent education. Each child receives sound
and thorough instruction in a warm, personal yet disciplined Christian
at Calvary Christian School recognize that they have a solemn responsibility
in helping shape the lives and character of their students. Therefore,
each member of our staff demonstrates a loving concern for each young
person under his or her care.
is designed to outline many of the details of our school policies and
operations. Please read it carefully. If you have any questions, feel
free to call or stop by the school office. We'll be happy to talk with
you. We think you'll be very pleased with the level of spiritual and academic
excellence at Calvary Christian School.
We use the A Beka Book curriculum developed by Pensacola
Christian College in Pensacola, Florida, for all academic subjects in
all grades, with the exception of Arithmetic for 6th-8th grades which
is published by Bob Jones University Curriculum. We believe it to be the
best, most comprehensive curriculum presently available for any Christian
school. It is traditional in approach, has a proven track record of decades
of success, and is used in thousands of Christian schools worldwide. Along
with all academic subjects, Bible lessons are taught daily in an interesting
narrative style with character training based on the Biblical standard
and is distinctly woven throughout the program.
and physical education are taught weekly by
a teacher with expertise in that particular area. Computer, drama
and foreign language courses are taught periodically
for selected grades. There may be additional charges for gymnasium rental,
materials fees, etc. Such fees will be asked for on an individual basis.
"Blanket" permission slips, (authorizing transportation to and
from the library and gym each week) must be signed at the beginning of
each school year.
is taught daily by the classroom teacher using A Beka Book materials.
Bible study is recognized as of fundamental importance and is a required
subject. It augments the study of English, history, geography, and science.
Without acknowledgment of Biblical truth a student cannot be considered
educated. The Bible gives direction for this life and the only hope for
the life to come. No other book can so enrich the minds and hearts of
men as "The Book of books".
is held weekly and is conducted by the ministry of Calvary Christian Church.
Guest speakers will include ministers and members of Calvary Christian
as well as speakers from other churches. All such speakers are carefully
or weekend activity classes may be offered from time
to time throughout the school year. These are optional, and will be registered
for separately. There may be a small fee for these classes which may include
woodworking, crafts, clinics of various types, etc.
Calvary Christian School is open to all students in grades
kindergarten through eighth providing:
- Space is available
- All financial obligations have been met.
- The following documents have been forwarded or provided
to the school:
1. A release of all records and transcripts from the student's previous
2. A registration card
3. A teacher information card
4. An enrollment contract
5. Current immunization record
6. A health form (optional for grades 1-8)
- FOR KINDERGARTEN ONLY: All of the above plus:
1. A health form to include:
a) All current immunization data.
b) A complete physical exam. We will accept as valid any
physician signed form that has been performed within the last two years
of the first day of school. This includes a form used at a child care
center. Any such form may be attached to our standard form for grades
2. A valid, original, birth certificate (which we will photocopy immediately
and return to you) showing that your child will be 5 years of age by
December 1st of the upcoming school year.
During the month
of March, re-enrollments for the fall term for present
students are accepted on a first-come basis. In April, enrollments are
opened up to the general public on the same basis.
Policy: Parents are free to withdraw children at any time, however,
all such withdrawals must be done through official notification to the
school records office. Conversely, CCS reserves the right to disenroll
or expel any student for any reason at any time as determined by the principal
or school board. In either case, students attending one day or more of
any payment period (a period = the current month) will owe the full period's
tuition. No books are to be kept by any student which has withdrawn. Book
fees are not refundable.
A. Tuition may be paid on either a weekly or monthly plan. You must select
a plan and abide by it throughout the year. Alternation between weekly
and monthly plans is not allowed.
All those who choose to pay their tuition in full by September 1, 2004,
will receive a 5% discount.
||Full 10 months
payments begin on the first Monday of August and are due on the Monday
of each successive week through May, including vacation weeks, totaling
Monthly-plan payments begin on August 1, and are due on the first each
successive month through May 2005, totaling 10 payments.
1st Child $40/year
"Family Rate" $60/year
(2 or more children enrolled)
A registration fee is due when the registration card is filled out to
enroll your child for school. The registration fee secures an opening
for your student and is non-refundable and non-transferable. If there
is no opening, this fee will hold a place on the waiting list and you
will be notified when an opening occurs. Calvary Christian School admits
students of any race, color, and national origin to all programs and activities
at the school.
Book / Material / Equipment Fee of $230.00 per student
is due in two equal installments of $115.00. The first payment is due
on June 1st and the second payment is due on July 1st. If we do not receive
book fees by the due date we cannot guarantee book arrival. Furthermore,
these book fee payments are required to continue securing a spot for your
child in their respective class. This fee covers the purchase of all curriculum
materials for the year. Hardbound books are ordered and kept by the school
whenever possible in order to keep costs low over the long run. This fee
also covers gym membership, art and music supplies. Book fees are non-refundable
and non-transferable. A $20.00 late fee per week, per child will be assessed
if these fees are not paid as scheduled above. Late fee not to exceed
$75.00 per child. For enrollment after July 1st, this fee is due with
the registration fee.
FOR 12 MONTH LATCH-KEY STUDENTS ONLY
Students in grades K-8 who attend throughout the summer and school year
will have an adjusted payment schedule for the purpose of distributing
payments more evenly through the entire year.
|9 month plan
||Full 9 months
payments begin on the first Monday of School, and are due on
Monday of each successive week through May, including vacation weeks,
totaling 39 payments. Monthly-plan payments begin on
September 1, and are due on the first of each successive month through
May 2005, totaling 9 payments. Payments for summer care
are at the regular ROCCC rate. A separate contract must be filled out
for each summer that care is needed. See the ROCCC policy book for rates
Tuition in Arrears Policy: Due to the fact that we are
a non-profit ministry, it is one of our primary objectives to provide
the very best in educational quality at the lowest possible cost. We frankly
believe we do this as well or better than any school in the area. As a
result, we operate on a very slim margin and simply cannot allow accounts
to become delinquent.
1. Monthly Payments:
There will be a $20.00 late fee assessed to all school accounts not paid
by the 5th of the month. This late fee must accompany all tuition remitted
after the 5th in order for an account to be considered current. A notice
will be sent after the 5th of the month notifying parents that tuition
is past due. Students will not be admitted to class if payment is not
received by the 15th of the month. This procedure will be followed precisely.
Any other arrangements must be made in advance with the school business
2. Weekly Payments:
Tuition is due on Monday of each week.
If payment is not received for an entire week, a notice will be sent at
the beginning of the following week notifying parents that tuition is
due for both current and past weeks. If both payments are not received
by the end of the second week, a second notice will be sent at the beginning
of the third week, and a late fee of $20.00 will be charged. Students
will not be admitted to class after the 15th of the month, if the account,
including the late fee, is not brought completely up-to-date by the end
of the third delinquent week. Any other arrangements must be made in advance
with the school business office.
Funds Checks: All checks returned for insufficient funds will
result in an extra $20.00 charge to your account in addition to any bank
Service Program: 20 hours or $200.00
This is a required program that encourages parental involvement. Twenty
hours of volunteer time per family meets this requirement. Our tuition
rate includes the $200.00 volunteer fee. We will credit $10.00 per volunteer
hour (up to $200.00) on May 1st, to the balance of each account. If no
volunteer hours were fulfilled, there will be no credit given. Volunteer
hours may be served in the areas of lunch monitors, teacher aides,
field trip chaperones, kitchen assistance at Christmas or Spring concerts
and other various areas. If you have a talent in a special area
like art, physical education, foreign language, or computers please advise
the program coordinator or Principal.
1. If you have children enrolled in both Calvary Christian School
and in Royal Oak Child Care Center, the fee for your preschooler is at
the 2nd child rate.
2. Please make
all checks for school tuition, book fees and registration fees payable
to Calvary Christian Ministries.
3. Payments can
be made in person at the school office or daycare area on the lower level
of the Calvary Christian Church building. You can also mail payments to:
2203 East Eleven Mile Road
Royal Oak, MI 48067
4. All inquiries
regarding accounts must be made to the school business office (248-541-4598)
for your protection. The principal and faculty staff cannot discuss account
Extended School Day:
If your child (Grades K-6 only) will require child care before 8:15 A.M.
and/or after 3:15 P.M. , these services can be provided by the Royal
Oak Child Care Center.
Cost for service:
The cost for this service is a yearly-contracted, flat rate of $60.00
per week. Second child discounts are a flat rate of $50.00 per week. You
may make monthly or weekly payments based on how many Mondays there are
in each month.
1. These payments
are made by a separate check, beginning on the first Monday in September
and continuing through May.
2. Payments for
extended care are due every week during the school year except one week
during Christmas recess and one week during Easter recess. There is no
prorating of days or fee credit given for any other vacation days, sick
days, school-cancellation days, etc. All ROCCC charges including Extended
Day charges are tuition fees and are not based on individual daily or
hourly attendance. Consequently, on holiday breaks, snow days or absence,
the weekly rate still applies.
3. Child care
is available during Christmas and Easter breaks at the regular rates (found
in the ROCCC policy book) for enrolled, extended-day students only. Please
give us 2 weeks written notice if such care will be needed.
4. Child care
for school cancellation days (poor weather) and all other holidays is
$28.00 per day. Again, this is only available for students enrolled in
our extended-day program. Advance notice is appreciated whenever possible.
ROCCC is closed
on Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Independence Day,
Labor Day and Memorial Day.
Space is somewhat limited and must be applied for separately through ROCCC
1. Marking the appropriate box on the school enrollment contract and:
2. Obtaining and filling out the following forms:
a) health form (green - valid for two years from the date of exam), b)
emergency card, c) enrollment contract
Our policy in this area is directed at the achievement of basic goals:
- Relative uniformity (which eliminates unhealthy competition
for the latest dress fads)
- Low cost (the ability to "sale shop")
- Convenience (the freedom to shop where it is convenient
rather than mail ordering from a uniform company)
in grades, K-8:
- Pants: Solid black or navy blue. Straight
leg or small flare. Not tight fitting. They must be a cotton/polyester
dress slack. Twill - type fabrics are acceptable. No patch pockets are
allowed. A belt must be worn.
- Shirts: Light-blue or white oxford
dress shirt with button- down collar. Long or short sleeve; with or
without a pocket. No messages or logos of any kind are acceptable.
- Sweaters: Optional. Must be solid
burgundy/maroon, navy blue, black, gray or white in color. Button-down,
crew neck or V-neck are all acceptable. No messages or logos of any
kind are allowed.
in grades K-6:
- Culottes: Girls must wear culottes
designed to look like a skirt. These must be black or navy blue in color.
Culottes must be no shorter than 2 inches from the floor when in the
- Blouses: White, pink, maroon, lt. blue,
and navy blue. Long or short sleeve. Basic round or pointed collars
are acceptable. Must be a cotton/poly blend type material. No ruffles
or lace down the front, or on the sleeves or cuffs. No messages or logos
are allowed. No silky, clingy or see-through fabrics are allowed. A
ribbon or scarf may be worn (optional). They must be solid navy blue,
gray, burgundy or maroon.
- Sweaters: Must be solid burgundy/maroon,
navy blue, black, gray or white in color. Button-down, crew or V-neck
are all acceptable. No messages or logos of any kind are allowed.
- Socks or tights must be worn. White,
navy, gray and burgundy are the only acceptable colors.
in grades 7-8:
- Skirts: A solid navy blue or
black (medium or light in color); with or without pleats. Skirts must
be no shorter than 2 inches from the floor when in kneeling position.
Please refer back to the dress code goals.
- Blouses: Same criteria as for girls
- Sweaters: Same criteria as for
girls in K-6.
Tennis shoes are required for all grades. These must be separate shoes
used for indoor gym only. Soles must not have dark colors on them as they
will scuff gym floors. Hi-tops are acceptable for gym ONLY. Regular tennis
shoes (worn daily) are acceptable for outdoor gym. For grades 3rd- 8th,
a blue or white t-shirt with no writing, and blue or black wind pants
or seat pants is required. Students in 1st & 2nd grades will attend
gym class but are not required to change their clothes. White gym-type
socks are also required for gym. These must be brought to school in a
nylon or vinyl - type gym bag. (Paper or plastic bags are not acceptable.)
- Hairstyles are to be short for boys.
They must be within the natural hairline. Under no circumstances are
boys or girls permitted to wear hairstyles that are ultra trendy or
"punk". This means no dyed hair, no "spiked" hair,
and no "tails".
- Shoes: Dress shoes are preferred for
wearing on a daily basis, however tennis shoes in clean, neat condition
are acceptable. Sandals or open-toed shoes of any kind are not permitted.
Colors of all shoes must be traditional and conservative. No high-top
shoes or fluorescent colors allowed except for gym class. Boots are
not acceptable classroom attire. Boots may be worn to school but the
student must change into shoes once they have arrived.
- Girls in grades K-6 are not allowed
to wear nylons nor makeup. Small post style earrings are allowed, ones
that hang more than 1 inch from the earlobe are not permitted.
- Girls in grades 7-8 may wear nylons
and a modest amount of makeup. Small post style earrings are allowed,
ones that hang more than 1 inch from the earlobe are not permitted.
The staff of Calvary
Christian school reserves the right at all times to make decisions regarding
the acceptability of clothing, dress, etc., and reserves the right to
reject any styles or clothing items they feel are not acceptable for any
Yearly calendar: Our calendar is distributed yearly.
School Year 2005-2006
August 31, Wednesday
Classes begin at 8:30 (Half day until 11:30a)
September 5, Monday
No School (Labor Day)
September 6, Tuesday
October 4, Tuesday
House 7:00 P.M.
October 28, Friday
Fun Night Harvest Party
November 7, Monday
No School –
Teacher Preparation Day
November 8, Tuesday
PTM's & Report Cards go
November 24-25, Thur, Fri
No school – Thanksgiving recess
November 28, Monday
December 9, Friday
December 21, Wednesday
Christmas recess begins, (Half day until 11:30a)
January 3, Tuesday
January 16, Monday
school – Teacher Preparation Day
January 17, Tuesday
PTM's & Report Cards
February 20, Monday
No school – President's
March 6, Monday
Fall '06 enrollment open to present students
March 20, Monday
No school – Teacher Preparation Day
March 21, Tuesday
PTM's & Report Cards go home
April 3, Monday
Fall '06 enrollment open to the public
April 10-13, Mon-Thurs
Spiritual Emphasis Week
April 14, Friday
No School Spring Break Begins
April 24, Monday
May 1-5, Mon – Fri
May 24, Wednesday
Graduation / Spring Concert
May 25, Thursday
No School – Teacher Report Card Day
May 26, Friday
Last day of school (Half Day
June 1, 2006
1st Book fee payment
for 2006-07 due
July 1, 2006
Book fee payment for 2006-07 due
August 1, 2006
Tuition for 2006-2007 begins
*If any changes are made to this calendar, we will notify you as far in
advance as possible.
The daily schedule for Monday-Friday is as follows
Arrival & Pick-up:
Arrival: Students in grades K-8 should be dropped off
at the main school entrance on Minerva Avenue.
All pupils will
be in classrooms, seated and ready to learn by 8:30 A.M. Students may
arrive no earlier than 8:15 A.M., at which time the school doors will
may arrive as early as 6:30 A.M. at the ROCCC entrance. Parents must sign
the students in.
Dismissal is at 3:00 P.M. for grades 1-8, and at 11:30 A.M. for Kindergarten.
Students must be picked up at the point of arrival by a parent no later
than fifteen minutes after the dismissal of classes. Those remaining in
the building after these times who have not enrolled for an extended school
day will be charged an $12.00 late fee. Consistent lateness will necessitate
mandatory extended-day enrollment. This policy will be strictly enforced.
Attendance is required for all regularly scheduled class days. In the
case of absence, the parent must write a dated note to the teacher explaining
the reason for the absence. This note must be sent the day the student
returns from an illness or he will not be permitted to attend class. There
are no excused absences except for student illness, death in the immediate
family, or family vacations. When a student is marked tardy three days
in a semester, a notice will be sent home to parents. After six tardies
he will receive a detention or suspension. Excessive unexcused absences
or tardies may result in dismissal from school. No refunds on tuition
are made because of absences. Unexcused absentees will not be able to
make up any work unless satisfactory arrangements were made with the teacher
before the absence occurred. Any student who is absent twelve days or
more per semester cannot pass the school year. In all cases of absence,
except illness, the principal must be notified prior to the days of absence.
The approval of the principal must be given in order for the absence to
be excused. If no contact is made with the principal the absence will
be considered unexcused.
Calvary Christian School expects full cooperation from both student and
parent in the education of the student. A student who shows repeated behavioral
problems will be required to stay after school. This is an indication
that parents need to take action at home so that the teacher's time is
not consumed with behavioral problems, but with academic instruction.
If at any time the school feels that this cooperation is lacking, the
student may be requested to transfer out. Also, if the behavior of the
student indicates an uncooperative spirit, he may be requested to transfer.
Attendance at Calvary Christian School is a privilege and not a right.
Students forfeit this privilege if they do not conform to the standards
and ideals of work and life of Calvary Christian School.
Students in grades 1-8 will eat their lunch in their own classrooms and
must bring their own lunch to school each day. Kindergartners will have
a light, mid-morning snack each day, which they are responsible to bring
to school. Milk may be purchased from the school at a cost of $ .25 per
day if the student elects not to bring his own beverage. Individual teachers
in some grades may request that students bring a nutritious snack each
day. Kindergartners enrolled for an extended-day will have lunch and a
beverage provided as a part of this service.
Canteen is offered to grades 1-8 during lunch and after school. Pop, various
candy bars, licorice, and penny candy is available.
Kindergarten: Report cards are sent home every twelve
weeks. Every six weeks, a Parent Teacher Meeting (PTM)
is held in your student's classroom.
1-8: Report cards will be sent home and PTM's held every nine
weeks. Progress slips will be sent home half way through each quarter
alerting the parent of the pupil's progress.
for all grades are by appointment only. Every parent is requested to attend
each meeting for the benefit of his/her child. Please refer to the school
calendar for exact dates.
All report cards
for all grades are to be signed by parents and returned
to the student's teacher the following day. It will be necessary to pay
a $2.00 replacement fee for a lost report card or report slip (for all
grades). Final report cards are released to students on the last day of
Believing that homework is an integral part of the school program, each
teacher is at liberty to give homework to aid the student's advance in
their studies. Therefore, each student is required to complete his/her
homework assignments on time.
Homework is given for several reasons:
- Reinforcement-- We believe that
most students require some additional review to master material essential
to their educational progress.
- Practice-- Following classroom
explanation, illustration, and review of new work, homework is given
so the material will be mastered.
- Remedial activity-- As instruction
progresses, various weak points in a student's grasp of a subject become
evident. Homework following instruction is given to overcome such difficulties.
- Special projects-- Book reports,
compositions, special research assignments, and projects are some of
the activities that are frequently the basis of homework attention.
- Small amounts of reading homework
may be given in elementary grades. The purpose is to help students get
accustomed to the idea of reading outside the classroom setting so as
to encourage reading for pleasure. Additionally, it helps foster a healthy
attitude toward homework on a regular basis.
We do request
parents' full cooperation in seeing that the assignments are completed.
Failure to complete homework will affect the student's daily grade. Repeatedly
delinquent homework could result in a student's expulsion.
We are committed to an open two-way flow of constructive communication,
whether it be to share a word of encouragement or a concern. With so many
ways of doing things, we recognize that there may occasionally be points
of disagreement on certain issues. When a difficulty arises, please direct
your comments to the principal. He will be happy to talk with you and
direct you to the appropriate individual if further discussion is necessary.
We ask that you
refrain from sharing school concerns with friends, neighbors, or others
who are not directly involved in a given matter. In this way, all matters
can be discussed and agreements reached in a frank and confidential manner.
Severe Weather Policy:
Snow days: In case of school cancellation due to severe
winter weather, you may tune your radio to WWJ, 950 AM for notification.
Calvary Christian School normally closes when Royal Oak Public Schools
close. Important: Students who have enrolled for extended-day
service are eligible for care in the ROCCC during snow days. There is,
however, an additional fee of $17.00 per day to be added to your regular
In case of a tornado, the students will be moved to designated safety
areas in the school building.
Plans for safe evacuation of the building are familiar to all school staff.
Fire drills are held on a regular basis to familiarize students with our
Student Health & Safety:
The health and safety of your young person is of major importance to us.
Illness: A student may be sent home if he appears to
have symptoms of illness during the day. In such cases, he will be immediately
isolated from his classmates until a parent is contacted and arrives to
take the student home.
Please keep your
son/daughter home if they have symptoms of a possible communicable illness.
(These are usually sniffles, reddened eyes, sore throat, headache and
abdominal pain accompanied by a fever.)
Basic first aid and comfort will be given in the event of a minor injury.
If necessary, parents will be notified as well as notifying your physician
and/or ambulance to transport your child to the hospital.
All non-prescription medication from home must be given by the parent
and cannot be brought to school by the child. If your child requires medication
during school hours, you will need to stop by and personally give it to
him. Teachers cannot be held responsible for carrying out these duties.
This includes aspirin, etc.
by a doctor may be given by ROCCC or CCS teaching staff before or after
regular school hours with parental permission. However, parents
- Fill out a medication permission form specifying all
detailed information requested.
- Supply medication to CCS (in the original container)
labeled with the student's name.
From time to time students will go on classroom or school-wide field trips.
Parents will be required to fill out an individual permission
slip for each trip. Additionally, there may be nominal
costs associated with certain field trips. Parents will be notified
of such costs in time to remit them, along with permission slips, for
Transportation for such trips will take place in a licensed, insured fifteen-passenger
van owned by Calvary Temple Church. Occasionally, we may need the assistance
of parents as chaperones and/or drivers. Such needs will
be made known on an individual basis.
Address or phone number change: Any time an address or
phone number (home or work) is changed, please notify the school office
and your child's teacher.
visits: It is the desire of our staff to be of service to both
parent and student. Each teacher therefore, welcomes a visit from any
parent. We do urge, however, that such visits be made by definite appointment
with the teacher at a convenient after-school hour. Parents are requested
to stop by the office if they need to leave something for the student
or teacher or if they have to pick up the student. Please do not go directly
to the classroom, as this would interrupt teaching.
Found: A Lost & Found box will be placed in a classroom.
Please contact the school office to reclaim a lost article. Unclaimed
articles will be periodically discarded.
assembly programs: School programs, including kindergarten graduation,
will be scheduled and conducted at various intervals throughout the school
year. There is a cap and gown fee for graduating kindergartners, which
will be announced as graduation time approaches.
Students in all grades may visit the public library where students may
check out books. If a book is not returned by the due date, a fine is
charged. Lost books must be paid for by the student. The CCS library is
also available to be used by the students.
money to school: Money should always be sent in a sealed envelope
with the following information on the outside; 1. Child's Name, 2. Amount
& Purpose, 3. Attention: Chris Bidwell, 4. Kindergarten students should
have notes and/or envelopes pinned to their clothes.
Calvary Christian School holds to the doctrinal position of Calvary
Christian Church. Anyone interested in obtaining a more detailed
description of the doctrinal orientation of the church is warmly invited
to call the office to talk with one of the staff or request a statement
of faith. You are also invited to attend any of our services, as this
is the best way to get to know us. There is a schedule of services posted
on the front of the church building.
We sincerely hope that this handbook has given you a good overview of
the policies of our school. Please bear in mind that it is only a framework.
Questions may arise from time to time for which this handbook will not
give detailed answers. Please feel free to contact us at any time. We
will be glad to answer your questions.
This policy book is subject to change by approval of the School Board
and will be announced by a minimum of 15 days prior to the effective date.
This assures that any necessary changes for the school's benefit can be
accomplished without violating the policy book.