Believing that we are created by a loving God, we know that everyone who chooses to participate in the Excellence in Learning Community Co-op has value and should be treated with respect and honor. The following rules and expectations are in order to ensure that everyone in our group is treated respectfully and with honor.




What to expect in the classroom


Believing that we are created by a loving God, we know that everyone who chooses to participate in the Excellence in Learning Community Co-op has value and should be treated with respect and honor. The following guidelines and expectations are in order to ensure that everyone in our group is treated respectfully and with honor.


Since we home educate, some expectations may be new for students, please review these general classroom etiquette with your student before the first day of classes.


·     Please stay in your seat.

·     Raise your hand to speak.

·    Follow directions.

·    Ask permission before leaving the classroom.

·    Treat others the way you wish to be treated.

·    When in class, put away cell phones and leave hand held games and toys with a parent.


Safety Guidelines - 

Please walk and use an indoor voice while in the building

Be responsible for your property – hang up coats, keep area’s neat

Keep food and drink in the cafeteria, however; you may have a covered drink container in class if needed.  NO GUM

Do not roam the building.

Clean up after yourself, or ask an adult for help.

If you break or spill something let an adult know right away.

Keep bathrooms clean and neat.

Wear non- scuffing shoes, be careful not to track mud in from the playground.

Avoid the fire escape, unless there is a fire - doors leading to the fire escape are alarmed.


Lunch/Playground Guidelines

  •  Do NOT go in the alley or road
  • Use equipment properly and share.
  • Play outside as weather permits and be careful not to track in mud or debris.
  • Students are not permitted in the kitchenette.
  • Students are not allowed upstairs or in classrooms during lunch unless a parent is present

 

General Expectations

 

***If a student or member violates a general behavior expectation, directors will address it with member/student involved.***


Members will pay their class fees on time

Members will complete their service hours

Members will respect teachers/leaders and each other.  

Every student is expected to be obedient and respect any adult.

Members and students will abide by the dress code.

Members and students will treat others as you would like to be treated No hitting, kicking, biting, fighting or other violence.

Members and students will be courteous in their speech and e-speech, no profane or lewd talk/posts/pictures

Students will abide by 1 Timothy 5:1-2, young people – don’t wander off in pairs.

Students are not to be upstairs or in classrooms unless attending class &  will be in class when scheduled

Students will not bring weapons, knives, or fire starters to co-op

Harassment and Bullying will not be tolerated 


Directors can suspend a member or student based on "General Expectation" violations, but it is never our desire to exclude any person from our fellowship. Expulsion is only a last resort, for the safety of the other co-op members, and by unanimous decision of the board.

 

Guidelines for appropriate dress for both children and adults

  • Clothing should not contain any rude, lewd, suggestive, or profane messages.
  • Pants should be worn at the waist, no saggy pants please.
  • Non scuff shoes should be worn to protect the cafeteria floor.
  • Please dress modestly and refrain from wearing skin tight (skinny jeans), low cut or revealing clothing
  • Shorts should be at least as long as your fingers when your hands are at your side, this is a guideline and can be changed if shorts are too revealing.  
  • Skirts/Jumpers should be no shorter than 4" from the top of the knee
  • Leggings, ‘yoga pants’, and super skinny jeans - please wear a long shirt or skirt over them that is fingertip length.
  • Young men and young ladies should avoid wearing tank tops; shirts with the sleeves ripped off, and see through shirts/jerseys.
  • Be conscious of what you wear to gym class, certain shoes, or skirts, may restrict participation.