The School Day
Students must be in their classrooms by 8:10 AM. School dismissal is 3:00 p.m. Students who are not staying for Extended School Day must be picked up by 3:20 p.m.
Students should arrive no earlier than 7:45 unless they are enrolled in Extended School Day. Students who arrive before 8:05 should go directly to the gymnasium. Students who arrive after 8:05 should go directly to their classrooms. Please drop your children off near the school entrance in the bottom parking lot and move as quickly as possible so others can drop off their children. Small children should exit the car on the side of the school building. This will prevent children from accidentally stepping in front of an approaching car.
Students must be picked up at the dismissal times listed above. We request that you not ask for students to be dismissed early. Students will be brought to the car-loading area located at the back of the gymnasium at dismissal time. After 3:15 students are taken to Extended School Day. Parents will be charged for Extended School Day if students are not picked up by 3:20.
In order to provide for the safety of our students and to expedite the flow of traffic, we ask that you drive very slowly in the parking lot and follow the traffic pattern outlined at Orientation.
EXTENDED SCHOOL DAY
Extended school day is available from as early as 6:30 A.M. until 5:30 P.M. See the Student Tuition and Fees section for financial details. A surcharge will be made for each child not picked up by 5:30 P.M.
Parents taking advantage of our extended school day are reminded that this is available on regular school days only, not during any school holidays.
CLOSINGS DUE TO WEATHER
School closings and delays will be posted on the school website www.heritagechristianschool.info, television stations WBTV-3, WSOC-9 and on AM Radio Gospel 900.
For the welfare of your child and others in the school, all children who are sick must be kept at home. When the child is well enough to participate in a normal school day, he may return. If a child is to receive any medication during the school day, the parent must send a note to the teacher.
If your child requires medication during school hours and we do not have signed authorization, it will be necessary for you to stop by and personally give it to him. The office cannot administer pain relievers without parental permission. Students are not to share medicines and pain relievers with other students.
Every parent is requested to attend each meeting for the benefit of his child and to obtain pertinent information concerning the school program.
During the month of March presently enrolled students may enroll for the fall term on a first-come, first-served basis. Heritage Christian School admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.
Please feel free to consult with the school office regarding any problems or questions that concern your child. It is the desire of the administration and the faculty to be of service to both parent and students, and each teacher welcomes a visit from any parent. Such conferences should be made by definite appointment with the teacher at a convenient after-school hour.
If you need to talk with a member of the faculty, please call the school office between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Your call will be returned as soon as possible after school. You may leave a voice-mail or email message for teachers.
If for any reason you become dissatisfied with the school, please seek first to resolve the matter with the person involved. Usually a problem can be resolved with a short conversation with the teacher or person involved. A parent’s recourse is to see the teacher first. If the situation is not resolved with the teacher, the parent should see the Supervisor, and then the Administrator. If the problem is still unresolved the parent may request to meet with the school board.
Be careful not to criticize a teacher or staff member in front of your child, as this will cause discipline problems for the child later. Please remember that it is never appropriate to discuss any problem with other parents. Take the problem directly to those who are in charge.’
SENDING MONEY TO SCHOOL
Money should always be sent in a sealed envelope with the child’s name and the amount and purpose on the outside of the envelope.
Tardies are disruptive to the classroom and also have an adverse effect on your child’s educational progress. When a student is marked tardy two days in any grading period, he will receive a detention, and that student will need to make up work that was missed.
Students are not permitted to use the school telephone except in cases of emergency. Students may not accept phone calls at school.
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 interrupts the teaching.
All withdrawals from school must go through the school office. It is not our policy to prorate tuition for withdrawals.