It is our desire for the students of CCS to conduct their lives with integrity. Honesty is an expectation for all students at CCS. It is our intention to create an ethical academic atmosphere.
Specific types of academic dishonesty, which will result in disciplinary action, are defined below:
1. Cheating on tests – Any intentional giving of or use of external assistance relating to an examination, test, or quiz without explicit permission of the teacher. This includes looking on another student’s paper, sharing answers, copying another student’s paper, or using answers written on a cheat sheet, parts of the body, the desk, etc.
2. Plagiarism – any intentional representation of another’s ideas, words, or work as one’s own. Plagiarism includes the misuse of published material, electronic material, and/or the work of other students. The original writer who intentionally shares his/her paper for another to copy, without the permission of the teacher, is also engaged in plagiarism.
3. Alteration of Materials – Any intentional and unauthorized alteration of student, teacher, or library materials.
4. Forgery – Any unauthorized signing of another person’s name to school related documents.
5. Theft – Any theft of materials.
Consequence of Academic Dishonesty
- First Offense – student receives zero on work with no make-up permitted; parent conference with administrator and teacher.
- Second Offense – student may fail the subject.
- Third Offense – student may be suspended.
All incidences of academic dishonesty will be reported to the administrator and recorded in the student’s cumulative file.
CONFLICT RESOLUTION GUIDELINES
It is inevitable that conflict sometimes arises between people, even between Christians. That is why God gave us principles in the Bible for conflict resolution. It is the intention of Country Christian School to help our students learn this process as we “train them up in the way they should go.”
When a student comes home with a problem:
1. Review the biblical principals laid out in Matthew 5:21-26.
2. Ask your student if he or she has talked to or would like to talk with the teacher or student peer that the conflict is with.
3. Ask your student if he or she would like you to go along to meet with the teacher or student peer.
4. Ask your student if he or she would like you to address the teacher or the student peer alone.
If you as a parent have a conflict with a teacher (or one or more of your student’s classmates):
1. Go to the teacher to attempt to resolve the problem.
2. If this does not solve the problem, set an appointment with the school’s principal for a meeting between you and the teacher and the principal.
3. If this does not solve the problem, a written appeal may be submitted to the chairman of the board regarding any policies, procedures, or guidelines. The chairman of the committee will respond to your request.
If you as a parent have a conflict with the principal:
1. Ask for an appointment with the principal to discuss your concerns.
2. Set an appointment with the principal for a meeting that includes the chairman of the school relations committee of the Board.
3. Write an appeal that addresses any related policy, procedure, or guideline. The school relations committee chairman of the board will respond to your request.
If you have a conflict with the board:
· Write an appeal that addresses policy, procedure, or guideline. The chairman of school relations committee of the board will respond to your request.
Suggestions to remember before you proceed with the above guidelines.
1. Review the biblical principal and to speak the truth in love.
2. Be courteous and respectful.
3. Don’t gossip or involve other parents in these conflicts.
4. Treat others as you would like to be treated.
Attendance at Country Christian School is a privilege, not a right; and each student is expected to behave in an orderly and respectful manner, maintaining Christian standards in courtesy, language, morality and honesty. The following general rules must be observed at all times:
1. Prompt and respectful obedience to all school personnel, including office, custodial, and
2. Students should ONLY be in authorized areas unless accompanied by a teacher or with special permission.
3. No student is allowed in any classroom without the teacher being present.
4. Students are not to litter, damage or deface any school or private property.
5. Every student is required to behave in an orderly and Christ-like manner, showing respect and courtesy to fellow students, staff members, and guests.
6. Restrooms may not be used for loitering, running in and out, eating, or used as a group hang-out.
7. No rough play is allowed. The “hands-to-yourself” policy will be observed at all times.
The school does not assume any responsibility for lost or stolen property belonging to students or staff unless on loan to the school. For this reason, students are not allowed to bring such things as radios, pagers, cassette/CD players, cell phones, toys, collectibles, sports equipment or other valuables to school
Country Christian School will follow the Rosedale School District closure announcements on local radio stations (i.e. KUZZ) during inclement weather conditions.
You are responsible for providing morning snack and lunch for your child or children. We do not have cafeteria facilities at Country Christian School. However, we do offer a variety of food services catered in during the week as an option for lunch. Order forms will be sent home weekly. Nutritious lunches and snacks are encouraged. Please, NO CANDY!
Field trips are scheduled throughout the school year. Although such off-campus learning experiences are of real enjoyment for the students, it is to be realized that these experiences are also designed to enrich learning. Parents may be asked to help supervise the students on field trips. There may be a minimal charge for some of these trips.
Parents and prospective students are welcome to visit the school. It is necessary, however, to make arrangements prior to the visit. We want to be sure the experience is not disruptive to the class and is pleasant for the visitor.
All visitors and non-students must check in at the main office. For the protection of the school community, persons who cannot demonstrate a legitimate reason for their presence on school property will not be allowed to remain.
Visitors should comply with the following guidelines:
1. Friends/relatives are not normally allowed to attend school with CCS students without advanced permission from the administration.
2. Visitors are not allowed during the last two weeks of school.
Visitors are expected to comply with CCS standards for conduct and dress.
Sign/In & Sign/Out Procedure:
Parents picking up students during the school day are required to sign/in – sign/out at the main office in the Student Center. We will only release students to go home with their parents, other individuals authorized to pick up your children as identified on the emergency release card or if you authorize their release in a written note.
Student Accident Insurance is provided for all Country Christian School students during regular school hours. This insurance is supplemental to insurance carried by the family.
Throughout the year, appropriate pictures and videos will be taken to be used in school presentations, the yearbook, on the school’s website, etc. If you do not wish for your families’ pictures to be used, there is a form in the office that will exclude photographs of your family. It is your responsibility to come to the office to sign the exclusion form.
Guidelines for Social Activities @ Country Christian School
The social philosophy of Country Christian is based on the belief that each student is a special creation of God with unique abilities, talents and skills which must be recognized, developed and encouraged; furthermore, each student has a specific need for a sense of belonging and fellowship and for meaningful relationships with God, family, friends, and the community at large (Psalm 139: 13-14). The social program at Country Christian School is committed to providing wholesome activities that serve to glorify God.
· Students attending Country Christian School activities will be expected to follow the standards of the school
· Students must dress modestly and appropriately. The school recognizes the right of every chaperone to determine if a student is dressed inappropriately and to require the student to immediately confirm to modest standards. In particular, clothes that are too tight, revealing, or baggy will not be acceptable.
· The students attending school activities should remain at the event until the event is over. Exceptions require written permission from the parent or guardian.
· Each guest will be the responsibility of the Country Christian host and will be subject to the same that apply to a Country Christian student.
· All activities must be chaperoned by adults who are administrators or teachers (and their spouse). Parents who agree to uphold the school guideline and are asked by a school official may also assist in this capacity.
At the end of the scheduled event, the parent becomes responsible for the actions of the student.
The language we use on campus should be consistent with the Word of God. In Ephesians 4:29 we are instructed: “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may be those who listen.” As a student at Country Christian School, please give your attention to these instructions in all that you say.
Non – Harassment Policy
Country Christian School is committed to providing an academic environment that is free of all form of intimidation, exploitation, and harassment, including sexual harassment, and keeping with that commitment, the school maintains a strict policy prohibiting harassment based upon race, color, national origin, ancestry, physical handicap, medical condition, gender, disability, or age. This policy prohibits harassment, including verbal, physical, and visual harassment. Employee – Employee, Employee – Elementary student, or Student – Student harassment is prohibited.
Any student who believes that he/she has been the victim to unlawful harassment should immediately report the matter to a teacher or the administrator. Complaints of harassment will be promptly investigated and appropriate corrective action will be taken. Anyone who violates this policy will be subject to discipline, up to and including expulsion.
Every effort will be made to protect the privacy of the parties involved in any complaint. However, the school reserves the right to fully investigate every complaint and to notify an student’s parent/guardian and appropriate government officials as the circumstances warrant.
The school phone is reserved for official school business and emergencies only.
Parent Orientation and conferences promote a good understanding between parents or guardians and the faculty/administration of this school. Every parent is encouraged to participate in these informative and helpful programs.
We encourage all parents to become involved as friends of the school. This is one way that parents may help enhance their child’s education. In this way you can help the school through fund raisers, volunteer work, support of staff and students, and helping plan school activities.