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Beebe Christian School
Student Bulletin
2014-2015

 

 

821 W. Lake Street
Fort Collins, CO. 80521


Beebe Christian School


821 West Lake Street
Fort Collins, CO. 80521
(970) 482-4409


Student Bulletin
2014-2015



An outreach ministry of the
Fort Collins Seventh-day Adventist Church

                       

MISSION

The mission of Beebe Christian School is to introduce, develop, and enhance our students' relationship with Jesus Christ and humanity. It is our purpose to provide a safe learning environment to empower students to become respectful and responsible individuals, to build on a strong foundation of essential learning skills, and to create a lifelong desire to learn

PHILOSOPHY

True education is more than the completion of an academic curriculum. It is the harmonious development of the physical, mental, and spiritual powers of the individual student through Christ-centered instruction. It is the preparation for successful citizenship in this world and the world to come. It seeks to instill the joy of unselfish service for others within the child.

OUR VISION

To acquaint each student with the great themes of the Bible as recorded in Sacred history.

To lead each student to an awareness of the reality of God and His personal interest in the things of everyday life.

To foster in each student the ideals of self-respect and of respect for others regardless of race, religion, or social background.

To foster the ideals of integrity, honest, purity, and dependability.

To expose each student to a variety of learning experiences which will take into account the student's own learning style and enable him to progress at his own rate in response to the challenges offered.

To encourage creativity and independent thinking skills.

To open and maintain the link of communication between the home and the school by establishing the support of students, parents, teachers and the community at large in the attainment of our educational vision.

ADMISSION POLICY

It is the policy of Beebe Christian School to admit students of any race to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded to a student at the school, and to make no discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, ethnic background, or national origin in administration of the educational policies, application for admission, scholarship or loan programs, and extracurricular programs. It is also a policy of the school to observe state laws applicable to education so long as they do not conflict with the beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Enrollment at Beebe Christian school is a privilege, not a right. In order to safeguard the scholastic, spiritual, and moral atmosphere, the school reserves the right to refuse admittance to any student whose presence is deemed detrimental. Further, upon registering, each student will be given a copy of the School Bulletin outlining school policies and procedures. When, in the judgment of the Staff and School Board, the student's connection with the school is no longer profitable to himself, when his influence by his attitude, behavior, or academic achievement is detrimental to others, or when previous attempts to help the student have not brought necessary change, parents will be requested to withdraw the student from school.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

1. Application

Submit a completed application form.

2. Age

In accordance with Mid-America Union Conference policy,

a student must be at least six years old by September 15 of that year in order to enter the first grade. It is strongly recommended that parents consider the advantages of waiting until the child is seven years old to begin the first grade.

3. Birth Certificate

All transfer/new students are required to present a copy of their birth certificate. A copy will be made and kept on file with student records.

4. Medical Examination

Medical examinations, including an eye examination, are required for all students entering first and seventh grade, as well as all new students.

5. Immunization Records

Parents are required to provide proof of current immunization according to Colorado State Law at the time of registration.

6. Transfer Students

Students transferring from another school must present current transcripts from the last school attended.

Students must have and maintain a "C" average.

Students transferring after school has begun are required to spend one full day visiting BCS before admittance.

 

7. Enrollment Fee and Tuition (See Financial Information)

Satisfactory financial arrangements must be made and the enrollment fee and first month's tuition must be paid at the time of registration.

No student will be admitted whose account from the previous school year or from a former school has not been paid in full. Any request for exception will be considered on an individual basis by the, School Board.

8. Completion of all necessary forms (Financial, Consent to Treatment, Insurance, etc.)

9. Probation

All students are accepted on scholastic and behavioral probation until the end of the first quarter. A review of the student's progress will be done by the School Board at the end of that period.

10. Formal Admission

Final action for formal admission on all applications for admission are subject to acceptance by the School Board. Conditional acceptance may be made by the Head Teacher subject to action by the School Board.

Beebe Christian School has been established to offer quality Christian education to "mainstream" students. We do not have the staff, the facilities, or the financial resources to meet the needs of students who are on the extreme ends of the developmental spectrum, either the scholastically gifted or challenged, or those with special learning or behavioral needs.

 

ACADEMICS AND CURRICULUM

The Beebe Christian School is a part of the Mid-America Union of Seventh-day Adventist educational system. This system receives guidelines from the North America Division of Seventh-day Adventist Education Department. Schools which are part of the Mid-America Union education system: follow the Mid-America Union textbook list, employ denominationally certified teachers, participate in the denominational accreditation (school evaluation) program, and accept conference classroom supervision.

The curriculum is developed by groups of qualified individuals representing local and union conferences and division levels -of educational leadership. The role of the teacher is vital, not only in terms of methodology, but also in the selection, revision, and evaluation of learning opportunities for a particular group of students in a specific setting. The teachers at Beebe Christian School use the guidelines provided by the Mid-America Union to tailor a program, which meets the needs of each student in the classroom.

The curriculum includes language arts (including reading, English, writing, and spelling), mathematics, physical and life sciences, social studies, Bible, health and physical education, applied arts and fine arts, foreign languages, and computer education. These subjects are offered within the context and relationships of character building: physical, mental, spiritual, and social development: and career education.

Administrators and teachers are dedicated to the principle of respect for the uniqueness and worth' of each individual and to the presentation of the truth about God. Christ-centered materials, methods, and content are flexibly designed and executed in an effort to promote the divergent, specialized potential of every learner.

Textbooks and teachers' guides prepared by the North American
Division Office of Education in reading, science, and religion provide the structure for the learning experiences in these areas. Non-denominational textbooks in the other areas have been selected which are consistent with the goals of Adventist education.

 

 

Religious education and activities are an important part of school life in the Adventist system. Each school day begins with a devotional period, which includes prayer and often music. Bible class is also part of the curriculum. These classes are designed to instruct students specifically from the Bible on various topics. The purpose of religious instruction is to provide students with a basis of knowledge of biblical themes in a non-pressured way so they may choose for themselves a Christ-centered life.

ACADEMIC PLACEMENT

Appropriate academic placement of the learner is a fundamental principle of education. The following factors are to be considered in grade or level placement.

1. Each student may be tested for readiness or level placement.

2. Chronological age.

3. Emotional, physical, and social development.

4. Scholastic achievement as determined by: a. Standard achievement test scores.

b. Teacher observation of the student's ability to reason and express ideas logically.

c. Teacher evaluation of academic progress.

5. Prior school performance as evidenced by cumulative records, report cards, and conversation with personnel at the previous school attended. In the event that such documentation is

Inaccessible, assessment tools will be administered to assist in placement.

6. Grade placement may be reevaluated resulting from student's performance and testing and by administrative recommendations with approval from the Rocky Mountain Conference Office
Of  Education.

 

ATTENDANCE

 

Regular school attendance is one of the most important components of a child's scholastic success. Students who learn at an early age to attend school regularly establish lifelong patterns of attendance that will enhance both their educational and job careers. When students are absent, they miss the essential concepts and experiences, which provide the foundation for learning. Learning experiences cannot be made up. Regular school attendance is vital to student success. Students who attend class regularly do perform better in class.

Regular and punctual attendance at all school sessions and other functions is expected. Excessive tardiness or absences imperil student achievement and disrupt the continuity of the program.

According to the Mid-America Union Conference policy, absences are excused only for illness, medical appointments, or death in the immediate family. A written excuse signed by a parent/guardian or doctor will be required before attendance records can be adjusted. Parents should notify the school before 8:00 AM on the morning of the child's absence. Further, please be aware that three tardies equal one absence.

Generally, schoolwork may only be made up for excused absences; however, exceptions may be made if there is sufficient reason for the excused absence. For example:

1. If the absence is anticipated, proper arrangements are to be made for makeup work prior to the absence.

2. If emergency conditions existed as a reason for the absence, a personal explanation from a parent or guardian should be made to the Teacher or Head Teacher giving all the details of the absence.

Parents should make proper arrangements with the teacher before keeping a child out of school for reasons other than illness or family death.

         

A student who is absent for as many as seven days during a nine week period, for whatever reason, may forfeit period grades unless it is evident to the teacher that the work has been satisfactorily made up. It is the responsibility of the parent(s) or guardian to insure that this is done. In the event that a student has seven or more absences, the parent/guardian will be required to meet before the School Board to discuss the reasons for the continued absences and present a plan as to how to resolve any further absences. Continued absences may result in a report being filed with the state truancy authorities.

MEDICAUDENTAL APPOINTMENTS

Taking a student out of school during school hours is not encouraged. All medical/dental appointments should be made after school or during vacation periods whenever possible.

TARDINESS

Students should not arrive more than fifteen minutes prior to the start of school nor stay more than fifteen minutes after school is out. Teachers are not able to provide "day care" as they have work to do and may sometimes have other appointments ( See Insurance Policy). In the event of excessive tardies, which will lead to excessive absences, the parents will be required to meet with the School Board to discuss the issue.

TRANSPORTATION

No bus service is available through the school and the school does not assume responsibility for transportation. It is the responsibility of the parents or guardians in transporting students to and from school.

Students who ride bicycles to school must park them in the

designated area at the rear entrance of the school and may not ride them during school hours. If someone other than the parent or guardian will be picking a student up, a' list of all authorized persons must be on file with the school office. The school cannot permit students to leave the school in any unauthorized vehicle at any time. This protects not only the school, but the family as well.

All arrangements for students to go home after school with a student, other than one, whose parent is on the authorized list, must be made in advance and affirmed in writing by a parent or guardian. Students will not be allowed to use the school phone to make such arrangements. This needs to be done in advance or the parent/guardian needs to call the school and confirm the arrangements

WITHDRAWAL FROM SCHOOL

When a student withdraws during the school year, the parent or guardian is required to come to the school and fill out a withdrawal form. This must be done before report cards can be issued to the student. School charges will continue until withdrawal procedures are completed.

RETENTION AND ACCELERATION

In instances where retention at a given grade level is under consideration, the teacher is to counsel with parents and the student to ensure wise placement for the student. The teacher will also consult the Conference Superintendent of Education.

Retention may be considered for a student who has not met minimum requirements in core subjects areas - Bible, Reading, English, Math, Social Studies or Science.

Criteria for Acceleration are to be based on the following minimal requirements:

The student is to be evaluated by the teacher in consultation with the Rocky Mountain Conference of Education and in accordance with Mid-America Union Conference guidelines.

The student must demonstrate satisfactory evidence of emotional and social readiness.

The teacher must submit a request to the Conference Office of Education before initiating the acceleration.

Students should be limited to one acceleration experience.

INSURANCE

Each student is covered by an accident policy, which covers a portion of medical bills incurred as a result of accidents at school. Insurance coverage begins 15 minutes before school starts and ends 15 minutes after school ends.

Students who have accidents while at school must report them immediately to their teacher.

In case of serious illness or accident, the school will attempt to contact the parent or guardian. If this person cannot be reached, and if, in the judgment of the teacher, immediate medical attention is needed, the teacher will summon or take the child to receive medical aid in accordance with the signed parental consent to treatment form on file at the school.

If the child is medically limited in any way, the parent must send a written note to the school. If it is a continuing condition, a note from his physician is needed.

MEDICATION

BCS Staff are authorized to administer oral medication to students

during school hours only after the parent and, in the case of

prescription medication, the physician, has given written and signed permission. It is our policy that such medication will be administered only when failure to receive the medication would prevent the student from attending school and/or feeling well enough to participate in learning activities. We define medication to mean all drugs, both prescription and over the counter.

VISITORS

Parents and other interested adults are welcome to visit the school. A courtesy call to the teacher involved at least one day prior to the visit is required.

No student should bring relatives or friends to school without prior permission from the teacher and from the visitor's parent or guardian. Student guests must observe school regulations and dress policies.

TELEPHONE/COPY MACHINE

The school phone is for business use only. Please refrain from calling teachers or students during school hours except in cases of emergency, as it is very disruptive to the learning environment. Students are not to use the telephone without permission of the teacher involved.

The copy machine is for school use only. Any requests for copies must be approved by one of the teachers. The office door will be locked during school hours and students are not permitted in the office without teacher supervision.

PROPERTY RIGHTS

All students are expected to respect and help maintain, through daily

cleaning, school property under supervision of the teacher. Any

damage done by a student to school property, including desks,

textbooks, school equipment, doors, walls, etc., must be replaced or

 

 

 

 

 

paid for by the student, parent, or guardian. Lost or severely damaged textbooks, which require replacement, will be billed to the student's account. Damage to school property is a serious offense and could result in expulsion from school.

The school assumes no responsibility for damage to or the loss of books, clothing, musical instruments, bicycles, or other personal property left by anyone on the school grounds or in the school building either during or after school hours.

SCHOOL ACTIVITIES OFF CAMPUS

Occasional field trips, class trips, and performing groups will necessitate students being off campus for the day or overnight(s). All school and classroom policies/rules are in force during any off campus outing.

In addition, rules and regulations specific to the event or activity may be introduced. Also, certain points of interest (museums, zoos, etc.) will have rules of conduct. It is expected that these rules be obeyed. Any violation of rules where BCS is a guest will be dealt with according to the policies of the host and local authorities where appropriate, as well as by BCS.

PARENTAL CUSTODY

It is the policy of Beebe Christian School not to become involved in custody disputes. BCS will only recognize court orders, which specifically say that a father or mother is not allowed to pick up the child/children from school. The school will honor that order and not release the child/children to the parent who has been prohibited from picking up the child at school.

At no time will either parent be denied access to a conference with

the child's teacher regarding the progress of the student. Either parent

may have access to the cumulative records of the student regardless

of custody. If one of the parents of a student wishes to deny the other

 

parent access to the student's teacher or records, then they must provide the school with a copy of the court decree denying the non-custodial parent such access.

PARENT/STUDENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES

Parent/student/teacher conferences are scheduled after the first and third quarters and as needed throughout the year.

Parents are encouraged to communicate with the teacher regarding their child's progress. Conferences with teachers should be arranged outside of class time. If you have questions or concerns, please hold them until after class.

GRADE REPORTS/ACADEMIC -ACHIEVEMENT

Grade reports are given at the end of every quarter (every nine weeks) or four times a year. Midterm reports are also given to help parents keep track of student progress.

Students must maintain a "C" average in all core subjects throughout the school year to remained enrolled at BCS. A student who receives an "F" in any core subject at the end of a term will be placed on academic probation and given one term to make up the deficiency. Failure to do so by the end of the next term could result in dismissal from school.

CONFLICT RESOLUTION

The BCS School Board encourages each parent to cooperate fully with the Board and Staff to help- fulfill its objectives for Christian education.

If problems or conflicts arise concerning students, parents, and teachers, the following procedures should be followed:

1. The parent is to talk with the teacher about the problem and try to resolve it.

 

2. If the problem is not resolved, then the parent should request a meeting with the teacher, parent, and Head Teacher.

3. If the problem is still not resolved, then the School Board Chairperson should be included in the next meeting.

4. If there is still no resolution, the problem is to be presented to the School Board for mediation.

5. Finally, if the parent is not satisfied with School Board's solution, then the parent may contact the Superintendent of Education of the Rocky Mountain Conference of Seventh-day Adventist.

FOOD AND DRINK

It is a proven fact that students function much better if they eat healthful, nutritious meals. A good breakfast will help students get off to a good day at school and a good lunch will keep them going through the day. Please make sure your child eats breakfast and brings a lunch to school. Excessive sweets are discouraged and caffeinated beverages are not allowed. Students will not be allowed to leave the premises to buy food or eat lunch unless special arrangements have been made.

ITEMS TO BE LEFT AT HOME

The following items are not to be brought to school without permission from a teacher:

Gum, radios, tape recorders, tape players, CD

players, electronic games, beepers, cellular phones,

cameras, laser pointers, personal music, romance

novels, magazines, posters, pets, skateboards,

matches, lighters, candles, fireworks, pocket knives, all Pokemon and Harry Potter products, or any product that promotes violence or behavior that is not consistent with Christian principles.

DISCIPLINE

 

Discipline, when needed, is designed not merely as punishment, but as a means of helping the student toward a more meaningful acceptance of Christian rules of conduct as outlined in the Bible and Church standards.

In order to maintain an optimum environment for learning, it is necessary to maintain orderly conduct at all times. Respect for authority is the foundation for good discipline. The students must understand that while they are at school or M of its functions, the faculty has the responsibility to supervise their behavior. Parents are asked to help the students understand this need for orderly conduct.

It is the desire of the teachers and School Board to encourage by word and example the willing acceptance of school standards. When a student disregards these standards, the following general disciplinary procedures will normally be followed:

1. Verbal counsel and admonition through conferences, either in person or by phone at all or several of the following levels:

a. Teacher-Student b. Teacher-Parent

c. Teacher-Student-Parent

2. Notice of citizenship irregularity sent to the parents.

3. A written statement sent to the parents expressing various concerns about the trend of the student's school program.

4. Probation for a limited time to give the student

Opportunity to change the trend of his/her experience or to show that the major citizenship problem was an out-of-character incident.

5. Suspension by the School Board for a period of time. The parents of the suspended student will be notified in writing as to the reason for the suspension and then contacted by telephone to discuss the issue. If the student and his/her parents desire the student to continue in school, they may request reinstatement and indicate how the student plans to conduct himself/herself differently in the future from the circumstances which led to his/her suspension. The School Board will then determine if the student should continue in school at BCS and, if so, under what conditions.

6. Termination at the end of the semester by action of the School Board, with permission to complete courses in progress, provided the student's program is acceptable during the interim.

7. Immediate termination and withdrawal from the school by action of the School Board because of a trend of citizenship irregularities or a major citizenship problem.€

Student behavior that is not in compliance with school guidelines will initially be handled by the teacher by issuing a "Citizenship Progress Report" which notes the behavior problem. A copy of this report will be sent to the parents.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF STUDENTS

Beebe Christian School is concerned with all aspects of Christian living--personal devotions, health, conduct, dress, recreation, entertainment, and social relationships. Students who present themselves for admission to BCS pledge in writing to conform to all school standards of conduct and dress and to adhere to school polices and regulations.

 

CONDUCT

1. All students have the right too respectful and f4ir treatment from other students. Harassment, intimidation, or any other offensive behavior will not be tolerated. Harassment, intimidation, and offensive conduct shall include, but shall not be limited to jokes, gestures, demeaning comments, name calling, drawings, pictures, writings, or any physical conduct or interference. Included within this prohibition is harassment, intimidation, or offensive conduct, which is or can be interpreted to be of a sexual nature. Harassment, intimidation, or any other offensive behavior will be subject to discipline including suspension or expulsion.

2. Possession and/or use of tobacco, alcoholic beverages, unauthorized drugs/medications, narcotics, inhalants, or objects/devices that induce a "high" will result in immediate expulsion from school.

3. Possession of pornographic materials, which can include but are not limited to magazines, pictures, photos, posters, videos, etc. will result in immediate expulsion from school.

4. Possession and/or use of any weapon, which can include but are not limited to guns, swords, knives of any type (including pocket knives), homemade explosives, brass knuckles, razor blades, slingshots, bludgeons, or any other weapon that can inflict serious wounds will result in immediate expulsion from school.

5. Intentional destruction of school, church, or personal property is serious and can result in immediate suspension or expulsion.

6. Profanity, obscene gestures, slang, inappropriate language or conversational topics, such as sex, gangs, etc. is not acceptable and can result in immediate suspension or expulsion.

 

7. Other reasons for suspension or dismissal: Cheating, lying/deceiving, theft, fraud, or any other act of dishonesty, continued violation of any school regulation, insubordination to school personnel, leaving school property without permission, entering or leaving the school by any means other than regular entrances.

 

PERSONAL APPEARANCE

 

"In dress, as in all things, it is our privilege to honor our Creator. He desires our clothing to be not only neat and healthful, but also appropriate and becoming.

Education p. 248

Within the school family there will be different views on appropriate school dress. The following statement gives some guidance for selecting appropriate clothing:

The manner in which students dress for school can influence behavior and the school's learning environment. What an individual wears makes a public statement about the school he attends. BCS students are expected to come to school dressed in a manner that insures adequate modesty. Student dress that causes disruption to the learning environment or incites, encourages, or promotes disruptive or unsatisfactory behavior is inappropriate and should not be worn! Please keep these dress guidelines in mind when you shop for school clothing for your child(ren).

EXAMPLES OF ITEMS STUDENTS

ARE NOT ALLOWED TO WEAR:

Jewelry (rings, earrings, wallet chains, necklaces, anklets, etc.)

Oversized clothing that exposes/reveals underwear, midriffs,or private body parts.

Clothing that is revealing (tank/tubetops, spandex, low cut tops/ dresses, dresses with no backs, sleeveless tops/dresses)

Clothes with references to sex, tobacco, alcohol, or other drugs

Clothes with vulgar, profane, or suggestive words or images

Clothes with any association to gang affiliation or groups that promote a lifestyle/products inconsistent with Christian principles

Clothing that is obviously oversized for the body size and frame of the student

Clothing that is "too tight" or "too short"

Students are expected to be neat, clean, and wear clothing in good repair when they come to school. Clothing that is dirty, tom, grubby or a distraction to others is not acceptable.

Grooming: Extreme hairstyles or hair colors are not allowed. Excessive make-up or brightly colored fingernail polish is not allowed.

Footwear: Shoes are to be worn at all times and must have back straps. Thongs are not allowed. No high heels (including platforms) are to be worn, as students are required to participate in physical education. Students should have shoes appropriate for the classroom and the playground.

Shorts: Modest, loose fitting shorts that are hemmed may be worn. Length should be no shorter than the fingertips when arms are extended downward along the thighs.
No cutoffs!

Caps/hats/headbands/sunglasses: These items are permitted but may not be worn in the building at any time. Caps are to be worn with the bill to the front and may not contain any buttons, badges, patches, language, or logos that promote or glorify individuals, groups, or products whose messages are inconsistent with that of Jesus.

 

Since outdoor play will be required, children should dress appropriately for seasonal weather conditions. This includes mittens, hats, and boots for younger students during the winter months.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF PARENTS

1. Guide the child from the earliest years in the development of socially acceptable standards of behavior, in exercising self-control, in being honest and accountable for his/her actions.

2. Uphold in the home the Christian ideals taught at school.

3. Instill in the child a positive and enthusiastic attitude and encourage a personal desire to learn. Take an interest in the child's progress.

4. Recognize that criticism bruises the spirit and erodes motivation and that the child needs much encouragement to succeed in life.

5. Discuss with the child the home and school rules and, as a family, establish the consequences resulting from violation of those rules.

6. Be sure the child's attendance at school is regular and punctual and all absences are properly excused with a signed and dated note.

7. Encourage the child to be responsible for his/her personal apperance and hygiene
and to comply with the dress code of the school.

8. Be -aware of the need for good health habits for yourself and child(ren):

a. Sufficient rest and sleep

b. Supervise television viewing

c. Provide nutritious breakfasts and lunches

9. Discuss criticisms of the school with the Head Teacher/Teacher, rather than with your child(ren). Always uphold the school and teachers in the presence of children.

10. Keep students home who show signs of communicable diseases.

11. Actively participate in the Home and School organization.

12. Meet financial obligations of the school promptly.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF TEACHERS AND STAFF

1. To bring Christ into every class and encourage students in the pursuit of spiritual growth.

2. Promote a climate of mutual respect and dignity.

3. Recognize that criticism bruises the spirit and erodes motivation and that students need much encouragement in the process of learning.

4. By example, teach honesty, common courtesies; respect for law and order, self-discipline, and self-esteem.

5. Maintain acceptable academic records, inform parents regarding student achievement and behavior, and be willing to consult with students or parents whenever necessary, particularly if there is a possibility of a low or failing grade.

 

6. Be alert to changing patterns in student behavior and prompt to refer for special help, any student who seems to be in need of such assistance.

7. Explain items in the School Bulletin, which relate to students and require their observance.

8. Establish classroom rules and standards and enforce them.

9. Be firm, fair, and consistent in enforcing school and classroom rules.

10. Recognize that some disciplinary problems are related to a student's academic frustrations and interpersonal relationships.

11. Handle individual infractions privately.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE HEAD TEACHER

1. To give priority attention to fostering a strong spiritual atmosphere in the school.

2. Create within the school the best learning situation possible by developing an atmosphere of mutual respect with the school staff.

3. Understand that excellence is achieved through a cooperative venture of expecting the best, sprinkled liberally with praise and encouragement.

4. Work with the staff, School Board, and Rocky Mountain Conference Office of Education in formulating educational policies and guidelines and familiarizing parents and students with them.

5. Be firm, fair, honest, and consistent in all decisions affecting students, parents, and staff.

6. Demonstrate, by work and personal example, respect for law and
order, self-discipline, and genuine concern for persons coming under administrative authority.

 

7. Assume the responsibility to see that the school policies are enforced and ensure that all discipline cases that are referred are resolved promptly and that the person requesting the referral be informed of any action taken.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE SCHOOL BOARD

The School Board meets once a month (or as needed) and makes announcements through the Church bulletin and in the monthly newsletters sent out from the school. The Board has an open meeting policy, meaning that any constituent member or parent is welcome to attend meetings as a non-voting participant. The Board reserves the right to call Executive Sessions at which time only Board members may be present. All agenda items must be routed through the Head Teacher.

The BCS School Board perceives that its first and greatest concern is to provide the means for every student in its constituency to receive a quality Christian education.

The Board also understands that quality education can only occur in an orderly and peaceful environment, which protects the rights of both the student and staff.

For these reasons, the Board agrees to:

1. Inform the students, parents, and staff of the behavior and academic requirements of each member of the student body by publishing and distributing the BCS Bulletin.

2. Provide and maintain a well qualified staff who, in cooperation with the Head Teacher, will be responsible for the control and proper conduct of the students while under legal supervision of the school.

3. Give full support to the staff in its administration of the school policies.

 

 

- Subsidies from the Fort Collins Seventh-day Adventist Church

- Subsidies from the Rocky Mountain Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

- Tuition payments

schedule.

BCS makes every effort to keep the school tuition and fees as low as is consistent with good business management. The total cost of establishing and operating the school is not covered by tuition charges. Members of the Church who support the school invest a large amount of time and money yearly in order to equip and maintain it properly.

Parents of students accepted for admission to BCS are responsible for full payment of fees and tuition. Regular payments are made directly to the school Treasurer. Parents who are unable to pay the full tuition and fees are advised to counsel with the School Board for financial assistance.

Satisfactory financial arrangements must be made with the Finance Committee on past due accounts at or prior to the time of registration before a child will be accepted for a new school year.

A $250 Entrance Fee for each child is required. This is a book rental/supply fee and is non-refundable. The entrance fee is due with the first month's tuition at the time of registration. The annual tuition is prorated over a ten-month period (August through May).

Students who enter late or who are absent but make up back work and receive full credit will be charged full tuition. No refunds are granted during vacation periods. Less than a full year's tuition will be prorated based on a ten-month pay

Tuition is due on the first day of each month. There is a 15 day grace period. A monthly statement with receipt will be sent around the 20th day of the previous month. A full month of tuition is required for any portion of the month attended.

 

4. Consider in a fair and consistent manner the resolution of student behavior problems, which are brought to it, in accordance with BCS and Conference policy, as well as State and Federal law.

5. Encourage a program of continuing education for teachers and staff in the area of their discipline.

6. Assure the operation of Beebe Christian School is in accordance with the Constitution and Bylaws established by the school constituency and the Mid-America Union Conference Education Codebook, a copy of which is available for reference in the school office.

HOME AND SCHOOL ASSOCIATION

The Home and School Association connects parents to the school. All parents of school children are members of this organization. Activities and programs organized by the HSA benefit the students, parents, school, and church. All parents, as well as church members are welcome and encouraged to attend all Home and School meetings and programs.

 

The Pastor offers a baptismal class to any student in grades 5-8 who wishes to be instructed in the beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. This class is preparation for baptism and inclusion into membership of the Church.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Beebe Christian School is supported by three sources:

 

BAPTISMAL CLASS

The Pastor offers a baptismal class to any student in grades 5-8 who wishes to be instructed in the beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. This class is preparation for baptism and inclusion into membership of the Church.

 

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Beebe Christian School is supported by three sources:

- Subsidies from the Fort Collins Seventh-day Adventist Church

- Subsidies from the Rocky Mountain Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

- Tuition payments

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BCS makes every effort to keep the school tuition and fees as low as is consistent with good business management. The total cost of establishing and operating the school is not covered by tuition charges. Members of the Church who support the school invest a large amount of time and money yearly in order to equip and maintain it properly.

Parents of students accepted for admission to BCS are responsible for full payment of fees and tuition. Regular payments are made directly to the school Treasurer. Parents who are unable to pay the full tuition and fees are advised to counsel with the School Board for financial assistance.

Satisfactory financial arrangements must be made with the Finance Committee on past due accounts at or prior to the time of registration before a child will be accepted for a new school year.

A $250 Entrance Fee for each child is required. This is a book rental/supply fee and is non-refundable. The entrance fee is due with the first month's tuition at the time of registration. The annual tuition is prorated over a ten-month period (August through May).

Students who enter late or who are absent but make up back work and receive full credit will be charged full tuition. No refunds are granted during vacation periods. Less than a full year's tuition will be prorated based on a ten-month pay

Tuition is due on the first day of each month. There is a 15 day grace period. A monthly statement with receipt will be sent around the 20th day of the previous month. A full month of tuition is required for any portion of the month attended.

Parents whose accounts are not current by the 15th of the month will receive a letter requesting a written plan for paying the balance in full as soon as possible. It is the parents' responsibility to make special financial arrangements. A $10 late charge will be added to each account not paid by the 15th. Parents whose account is more than 30 days in arrears (the balance is 60 days overdue) need to make payment or acceptable arrangements for continued enrollment of their child(ren).

 

 


 

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The family account must be paid. In full at the end of the school year or at the time of withdrawal before 1) grade reports are released, 2) a student registers for another school year, 3) student records will be released to another school, or

TUITION SCHEDULE

Grades K - 8

Entrance Fee $260.00

Tuition per month (10 months)

Constituent families $264.00

Non-constituent families $292.00

Non-SDA families $352.00

Pre-K $202

*Tuition Discounts: The following discounts are giving if more than one child in the family is enrolled: 2nd child-$25 discount, 3rd child-$50 discount 4th child-$75 discount.

The entrance fee is non-refundable. A full entrance fee is charged for any entrance during the middle of the school year.

Payments on all school accounts should be sent to:

Beebe Christian School

Attn: Sam Peterson

P.O. Box 1085

Loveland, CO 80539

Please make checks payable to: Beebe Christian School




ADDENDA



 

Dear Parents:

As required by AHERA, the federal law that governs asbestos in schools, we are informing you via this letter that our school has been inspected for asbestos. Some asbestos material was present at the initial inspection. Since that time however, all known asbestos containing material has been removed. The school building is therefore considered to be asbestos free.

There is a Management Plan in our file that is available for you to look at if you so desire. Feel free to contact the school principal, or the School Board Chairperson if you desire further information.

Sincerely,

Keiko Nagasawa

Principal