ELEMENTARY STUDENT
HANDBOOK

WELCOME

This handbook has been designed as a tool to help familiarize you with our school and specific policies pertaining to Kindergarten through 6th grades. Please read it carefully and be sure that you understand the guidelines which we have established with the student’s best interest in mind. We want you to understand what Calvary Murrieta Christian School (CMCS) offers and what is expected in return.

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ELEMENTARY STUDENT HANDBOOK 

Our Philosophy

The foundation of our philosophy is based on our belief in God the Father, Jesus Christ as our Savior, the Holy Spirit as our guide, and the Bible as God’s Word. We believe in the authority, authenticity, and reliability of the Bible as the complete and final revelation of God concerning all matters in faith, truth, and practice. All our goals and objectives are based on the underlying principles in the Bible which include:
  1. Assuring the salvation of all of our students. (Matthew 28:19-20)
  2. That all of what we do in word and deed is to the glory of God. (1 Corinthians 10:31)
  3. Promoting the maturity of our students in doctrine and practice. (Ephesians 6:4 and Colossians 1:28-29)
  4. Training our students in Christian service and ministry. (2 Timothy 2:2)
  5. Teaching our students a sound mastery of basic learning skills, self-discipline, and good work habits. (2 Timothy 2:15)
We believe that the knowledge of the Bible and in the person of Jesus Christ is essential to the development and growth of each individual student in spiritual, mental, physical, and social areas. All staff and faculty have a personal relationship to Jesus Christ and allow the Holy Spirit to minister through them as they affect the lives of their students. We believe that our priorities and the priorities of those we teach should be in the following order:
  1. Commitment to Christ
  2. Commitment to family
  3. Commitment to school
Our belief is that God is sovereign now, in the past, and in the future. We believe we have been created in God’s image and the Bible gives us the moral principles by which we should live.

Our Purpose

In today’s world of tumult and shifting values, it is imperative that our children be given the best opportunities to develop strong intellectual and moral character. CMCS is a Christ-centered, spiritual and academic environment that seeks the best education and the richest fulfillment of potential for each student. Our purpose and desire is to train the whole student so that he or she will develop according to the example of our Lord Jesus Christ; a godly influence in the world. Our goal is that each student will experience the full, regenerating power of Jesus Christ and the Word of God through the work of the Holy Spirit in their lives. At the same time, we expect each student to strive for the highest development of each of his or her God-given gifts and talents. Functioning as an extension of the Christian home, CMCS supports parents who seek to obey biblical instruction which gives them ultimate responsibility for the education of their children (Deuteronomy 6:7-8). Because the Christian approach to learning differs significantly from the secular viewpoint, CMCS offers a curriculum rooted in a God-centered view of life. This view holds that God’s Word is the standard for all truth. The curriculum, taught by a qualified Christian faculty, allows parents to provide their children with academic instruction consistent with the Christ-centered teaching received at home and at church.

Our Living Curriculum

The teaching staff at CMCS is highly qualified and thoroughly dedicated to helping each student toward positive spiritual, mental and physical growth. We believe that the knowledge of the Bible and the person of Jesus Christ are essential to the development and growth of each individual student in spiritual, mental, physical, and social areas. All staff and faculty have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and they allow the Holy Spirit to minister through them as they affect the lives of their students.

Our Instructional Program

Our desire is to see each and every student strengthen his or her relationship with Jesus Christ. We also desire that they have a sound mastery of basic learning skills, and acquire self-discipline, good work habits, and biblical social values. The Bible – God’s Word – is carefully and purposefully integrated into all curriculum as well as being a dynamic course of study by itself.

School Colors

Royal blue, black and white

"Warriors" - Our School Mascot

As Warriors of the Lord, we must put on the whole armor of God. Each “Warrior” is fully equipped when wearing the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, the shoes of preparation of the gospel of peace, holding the shield of faith, taking the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. When we are equipped, we can come against the difficulties of this world and know for sure that…“The Lord is with you, Mighty Warrior.” (Judges 6:12)

Admission & Employment Policy

CMCS makes no distinction concerning an individual’s race or ethnic background because we acknowledge that there is no preferential treatment with God (Romans 2:11).

General Information

School Hours
Kindergarten-6th grade: 8:00am - 2:45pm
Half-Day Dismissal Times
Kindergarten-6th Grade: 12:00pm
On half-days, lunches will not be served.

Daycare Program

The following information pertains to our K-6th grade Daycare Program. If you have any questions regarding the Daycare Program, please email Sherry Moreno at [email protected].
New Start Time: Morning daycare begins and is charged from 7:00am to 7:30am. Afternoon daycare charges begin at 3:15pm for all students on regular school days and 12:30pm on half-days. Afternoon daycare ends at 6:00pm
Location: Daycare is held in room 225. Students checked into daycare will be on the playground from 3:15 - 4:25pm (weather permitting). After 4:30pm, students will be inside the daycare room until they are picked up.
Morning Drop-Off: All students dropped off before 7:30am must go directly to the daycare room to be checked in by the daycare staff. Please walk your student to the door. After 7:30am, students are walked to their classrooms.
Afternoon Pick-Up: When picking up, you must sign your student out of daycare. Be prepared to show your photo ID when picking up any student from daycare. All students automatically get checked-in to after school daycare 30 minutes after their dismissal (3:15pm on regular days and 12:30pm on half-days). If you do not arrive on time to pick up your student after school, he/she will be checked into daycare. If you are a part of a carpool arrangement and your student is checked into daycare, we cannot be responsible for your bill because someone else failed to pick up your student on time. Afternoon daycare ends at 6:00pm. If you cannot pick up your student by 6:00pm, you will be charged $1 per minute after 6 pm.
New Snack Policy: A light snack is given to students who are in daycare at 4:00pm. Students who would like an additional snack or arrive after 4:15pm, may purchase a snack for $.75 or a snack card for $7.50 (10 snacks). We will also provide a gluten free snack option. Parents may also send daycare snacks for their student from home. A list of allergies should be listed on the student’s emergency form on FACTS. For a complete list of snacks, please refer to the information board inside the daycare room.
Special Arrangements: Our school relies on the information listed on your student’s emergency form. When your student will be going home with someone who is not listed on their Emergency Form, please notify the daycare staff as soon as possible by email or by leaving a message on the daycare answering machine.
Daycare Email: [email protected]
Daycare phone number during regular school hours: (951) 834-9190, ext.1225
Daycare phone number before and after regular school hours: (951) 691-4949

 FACTS Emergency Form Instructions
  • Log on to our school website at www.cmcsweb.com
  • Click on Quick Links
  • Click on FACTS
  • Enter the district code CM-CA (case sensitive)
  • Log-in using your username and password. If you have never logged-in to FACTS, you must create an account by clicking on “Create New ParentWeb Account”
  • Under the School Information, click on Web Forms
  • Click on Student Medical and Emergency Information
  • Click the box next to your student’s name
  • Enter the new information
  • Once you have finished, you MUST click Save at the bottom left-hand corner.
  • Logout

New Daycare Fees: Please note that there is a one-time daycare registration fee of $25 per family each year, and that includes one hour of daycare. Our daycare rate is $10.00 per hour for those families choosing to pay using ACH (debit). Additional students will be charged $8.00 per hour, per student. Families choosing to pay by cash, checks or credit cards will be charged $12.00 per hour (credit card fees are included in that rate). Any part of an hour is prorated.
Billing Procedures: All daycare payments are considered late after the 15th of each month. ACH payments will be deducted on the 15th of the month. A $25 late fee will be charged to your account if payment is made after the 15th of the month. Daycare accounts must stay current for your student to use this service. Your monthly statements can be emailed to you or mailed to you via USPS. Please direct your payments to:
Calvary Murrieta Christian School
Attn: Kelsey Perry
24225 Monroe Avenue
Murrieta, CA 92562

For questions regarding billing, please contact Kelsey Perry at (951) 834-9190, or email [email protected]

Donations & Gifts

CMCS is a non-profit entity. The tuition is kept as low as possible to make Christian education available to those who desire such for their children. Because the tuition and fees may not cover all of the operating expenses, gifts are welcomed. All cash gifts and gifts-in-kind are income tax deductible, as long as they are not designated for an individual.

Admissions Procedures

Step 1:  Apply Online
  • Complete the Online Application. Create an account and log in. Complete a New Student Application and submit the $99 application fee (non-refundable). Each student applying will require a separate application and fee. Before beginning the process, please have the following documents available to upload into the application: birth certification, immunizations, and current & previous year's report card.
  • Please Note: This site (FACTS) is not optimized for mobile devices. Please use a full-size computer to view the complete information.
  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION
    • All prospective students, including incoming Kindergartners, are required to have up-to-date immunizations and birth certificates on file prior to school beginning.
    • All 1st grade students are required to have a physical on file prior to school beginning .  A "grace period" of 30 days is allowed for transfer students.  When the school receives a student’s record and the "Report of Health Examination for School Entry" is included, there is no need to repeat the examination.
Step 2:  Complete an Entrance Assessment
  • After the completion of the online application, a member of our admission team will reach out to you to schedule a time for your student to visit the school for an in-person entrance assessment. 
Step 3: Receive an Acceptance Decision
  • Following the completion of the online application and entrance assessment, an offer of admission will be given based on class availability, student's academic progress and compatibility with CMCS values.
Step 4: Enroll
  • View the Final Enrollment Steps email. Pay the SEF and registration fee and select your tuition payment plan. 
  • After the student has been officially enrolled and your registration is complete, we will request the cumulative file from the school previously attended.
Step 5: Receive a Welcome Letter
  • After enrollment is complete, a Welcome Letter will be sent out detailing information regarding student's official start date, teacher, and list of supplies for their first day of school.

Student Enrollment Requirements

Personal Faith: Prospective students must possess a genuine desire to grow in their Christian faith.  Because of our strong commitment to a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ, it is expected that a parent and their children have a personal faith in Jesus Christ.
Parent Qualifications: We believe the Bible mandates that the primary responsibility of each student’s education rests with the parents, and we view the school’s role as one of partnership with the parents in this endeavor. In order to establish and maintain a successful partnership, it is essential that parents are in agreement with the philosophies and intentions of the school. Further, it is essential that the parents are living a lifestyle in keeping with the Christian faith. We recognize that parents alone have the single greatest impact on their children’s lives, and must therefore manifest, by precept and example, the highest Christian virtue, serving as a role model to their children. This includes, but is not limited to, the refraining from such activities as are in violation of scriptural principles of godly living. Further, the parents must acknowledge that the Scriptures admonish us to abstain from every appearance of evil (I Thess. 5:22) i.e. an unmarried couple living together; and that such conduct violates scriptural principles and would thereby either disqualify the student from enrollment in our school or be grounds for dismissal. Similarly, deviation from the scriptural standards mentioned above is grounds for either non-acceptance into the school and/or dismissal of a student currently enrolled.
Church Requirements: To assist in the development of Christian character and a Christian lifestyle, we require that at least one custodial parent is born again and is in attendance at a Christian church on a regular basis. Regular church attendance by parents and students goes hand-in-hand with church and school goals. (CMCS considers regular church attendance to be 3 to 4 times a month.) The teaching of the Bible is approached with the emphasis on the inerrancy of the original Scriptures, the need for salvation through faith in Jesus Christ as personal Savior, and the ministry of the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit that enables the Christian to live a godly life.

Withdrawal Procedures

A student who is transferring from CMCS to another school must inform the Registrar’s Office at least one week prior to withdrawal.  This will help expedite the transfer of appropriate files to the next school. Once notice of leaving has been received, you will be responsible for an additional 60 days of tuition from that date. A CMCS Withdrawal Form will be given to the student, officially completing the withdrawal process.

Tuition

Every family is required to sign a financial contract, which states the total amount of tuition due for the entire school year. Parents have the option of paying in full or electing a payment plan. Tuition payments will be handled by the CMCS Accounting Department. We offer several payment plans.
  1. ACH is an automatic withdrawal system, processed through the CMCS Accounting Department. You will need to provide your banking information to set up your account for the ACH withdrawal process.
  2. Cash, checks, money orders, cashier checks, and credit cards are also accepted. 
Calvary Murrieta strives to keep tuition rates as low as possible, yet high enough to secure quality teachers, staff, and educational materials.
Payments
ACH: 
ACH is more cost effective and is collected on the 5th or the 20th of the month. Tuition payments are based on a 12-month payment plan.
  • FAMILIES ON 5TH ACH PAYMENT PLAN: The first monthly withdrawal begins July 5 and continues every month on the 5th through June 5, a total of 12 payments. For the quarterly payments, withdrawals take place on July 5, October 5, January 5, and April 5. For semi-annual payments, withdrawals take place on July 5 and January 5. If the 5th falls on a weekend or holiday, withdrawals will take place the next business day.
  • FAMILIES ON 20TH ACH PAYMENT PLAN: The first monthly withdrawal begins June 20 and continues every month on the 20th through May 20, a total of 12 payments. For the quarterly payments, withdrawals take place on June 20, September 20, December 20, and March 20. For semi-annual payments, withdrawals take place on June 20 and December 20. If the 20th falls on a weekend or holiday, withdrawals will take place the next business day.
By choosing either of the ACH payment plans, you authorize CMCS to withdraw all school related fees including, but not limited to tuition, daycare, field trips, etc. thru ACH transactions using the banking information provided. This authorization will remain in effect thru the duration of your child attending CMCS or until you cancel in writing. If your account information changes or you wish to terminate this ACH authorization, you must inform CMCS in writing at least 15 days prior to the next billing date. 
MONTHLY CASH/CHECK: 
Payments are due by the 1st of each month starting July 1 through June 1. All payments are considered late if not received by the 5th of each month and a $25 late fee will be applied to your account. If you are planning to pay in full, the full payment is due on or before July 1st.  If your payment is not received by then, your account will be set-up at a higher monthly rate.
  • FAMILIES ON 5TH CREDIT CARD PAYMENT PLAN: The first monthly withdrawal begins July 5 and continues every month on the 5th through June 5, a total of 12 payments. For the quarterly payments, withdrawals take place on July 5, October 5, January 5, and April 5. For semi-annual payments, withdrawals take place on July 5 and January 5. If the 5th falls on a weekend or holiday, withdrawals will take place the next business day.
  • FAMILIES ON 20TH CREDIT CARD PAYMENT PLAN: The first monthly withdrawal begins June 20 and continues every month on the 20th through May 20, a total of 12 payments. For the quarterly payments, withdrawals take place on June 20, September 20, December 20, and March 20. For semi-annual payments, withdrawals take place on June 20 and December 20. If the 20th falls on a weekend or holiday, withdrawals will take place the next business day.
CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS: 
There is a 2.6% fee on the amount charged for a credit card payment. If the payment dates fall on a weekend or holiday, the payment will be withdrawn the next business day. By choosing the credit card payment plan, you authorize CMCS to withdraw all school related fees including, but not limited to tuition, daycare, field trips, etc. thru credit card transactions using the credit card information provided below. This authorization will remain in effect thru the duration of your child attending CMCS or until you cancel it in writing. Termination of this authorization or any changes to the account must be received at least 15 days prior to the next billing date. All payments are considered late if not received by the 5th of each month and a $25 late fee will be applied to your account.
Late Charges
All payments are considered late on the 5th day after the scheduled due date that you have chosen. On the 10th or the 25th day of the month, a $25 late fee will be applied to your account.
NSF Fees
  • RETURNED CHECKS: Returned checks are not resubmitted by our bank.  If your payment is returned, the Accounting Office will notify you by telephone and/or email.  CMCS will expect payment for the returned check, along with an NSF fee of $25.00.  If CMCS receives two or more returned checks, the payer will be required to make all further payments by cash, cashier’s check, money order or credit card.
  • ACH REJECTIONS: You will receive a courtesy call and/or email if CMCS receives an ACH rejection and you will be charged a $25 fee. Then CMCS will reprocess the ACH and there will be an additional $25.00 fee for each attempt returned NSF. If CMCS receives 3 or more ACH rejections, you will be removed from ACH payments and you will be charged the Non-ACH Tuition Rate. All further payments must be made by cash, cashier’s check, money order, or credit card.
  • CREDIT CARD REJECTIONS: You will receive a courtesy call and/or email if CMCS receives a Credit Card rejection and you will be charged a $25 fee and request a different credit card number for processing.
  • DELINQUENT ACCOUNTS: Tuition payments are due on the first of each month and are considered late after the 5th of each month.  If your account is unpaid by 8:00am of the last day of the month, your account will then be suspended, your student’s status will change to non-attendance, and he/she will not be permitted to return to class until the balance is paid or payment arrangements have been accepted by the Accounting Department.
  • SUSPENDED ACCOUNTS: An account can become suspended as a result of more than two returned checks/EFTs, or after an account has become 30 days delinquent and no payment arrangements have been made with the Accounting Department. Once an account has been suspended, payment arrangements must be made and agreed upon for the child(ren) to remain in school.
  • If a payer defaults on any portion of the payment arrangements:
  1. The arrangement becomes null and void
  2. The balance in full becomes due and payable
  3. The student will not be permitted to attend school until the account is brought current.
If no payment arrangements have been made, CMCS reserves the right to withdraw the student(s) from school. Delinquent accounts can be sent to collections at anytime.

Student Enrichment Fee (SEF)

STUDENT ENRICHMENT FEE (SEF)
  • Student Enrichment Fees (SEF) are fees collected to support programs which enhance or support the core instructional programs provided through tuition dollars. Generally, they are programs which are provided for the benefit of the entire school or campus, and not specific to any one grade level or class. Your child’s individual participation, or lack of, in any of these programs is not what substantiates the fee, therefore, no participation is not grounds for a refund. In fact, no refunds will be given for SEF fees. These programs are budgeted, and spending is based on funds availability. SEF fees must be paid to ensure your student’s enrollment and class placement. Furthermore, since these programs are ongoing (from one school year to another), based on funds availability (actual cash in the bank), and are program specific (not school year specific), fees are due for an entire year regardless of when you enroll. Funds, if unused from a prior year, would be directed to future years’ programs, and once again, for the benefit of the entire school or campus.
    • Elementary Student $500.00 per student
    • Junior High Student $750.00 per student
You receive a family discount on your SEF when more than one child from a family is enrolled (including preschool). The way this works, is that a Full SEF is charged for the youngest child, and $250.00 is deducted from the SEF amount for each additional sibling. When making your payment please don’t forget to reduce your fees with the discount if it applies to your family.

Fees Other Than Tuition

Library: We are blessed to have a library on campus. As the students enjoy and use the library from day-to-day, we need to remind them that there are certain fines that will be imposed in the following circumstances:
  • Late fines are $0.10 per book per day.
  • A fine of $5.00 will be assessed for any item returned with a missing or damaged barcode label.
  • A fine of $5.00 will be assessed for any damaged or lost periodical.
Students will pay the replacement cost of lost materials. If the lost material is found, the students will still owe overdue fines, not to exceed the price of the materials. If materials are damaged, the amount of damage will determine the fee. Lost textbooks may be found in the Lost and Found. Students should look for lost books immediately. New books must be purchased in the event that a student’s books have been damaged, lost or stolen.
Supplies: A supply list will be issued at the time of acceptance and is available on our website. Each student is then required to bring his/her own paper, notebooks, pencils, etc. to class each day.

Other Pertinent Information

Emergency Preparedness: The action taken during any type of emergency situation depends a great deal on the specifics of the incident. CMCS may evacuate, lock-down, or initiate a shelter-in-place response, according to the nature of the threat. The main objective is the protection of the students and staff members. CMCS conducts various types of crisis response drills throughout the school year and works in collaboration with our local public safety agencies. If you are on campus during a crisis response drill, you are required to participate and to report to the command post. In the event of an actual crisis, parents/guardians should report to the school command post where they will receive instructions on where to pick up their child. Students will not be released until student accounting is complete, so please do not attempt to take your child without proper authorization from CMCS staff. Your child will only be released to the individuals designated on your child’s emergency form. For this reason, it is imperative that you keep your child’s emergency information accurate and up-to-date. The individual picking up your child should be prepared to provide our staff with photo identification.
Emergency Forms: In order to properly care for your student and notify parents/guardians when a student needs to go home, California Education Code 49403 requires that all parents submit emergency forms with their home phone, work phone, cell phone, and emergency contacts. CMCS requires that each student have an emergency form on file; one form is kept on file in the office and one copy is kept on file in the classroom. It is imperative that we receive this information at the start of each school year.  If your student is injured or ill, and we do not have an updated emergency form, we may have to call 911 for treatment at the parent’s expense. Please include at least two or three local numbers of people who could care for your student if you are not available. The information on the emergency forms must be kept up to date throughout the school year.
Emergency Kits: CMCS has a comprehensive disaster plan. This plan will provide for the safety and welfare of each child in the event of a major disaster, such as an earthquake, lockdown, or fire. An important area of our plan deals with providing food and water should students be required to remain at school for an extended period of time. Our school is equipped with emergency kits for each student.
Lunch Cards (Food Service): Students may bring their own lunches from home or buy lunch from the CMCS Kitchen. Drinks and snacks may also be purchased. Students purchasing lunch must either have a lunch card on file in the kitchen or bring money for lunch. It is recommended that each student have a lunch card and/or snack card on file during the school year. For your convenience, lunch cards and snack cards are available for purchase in the elementary school office or online at our school website. (Please make your checks payable to Calvary Café.) Lunches include menu entrée, fruit or vegetable, water, or Capri Sun.
Lost and Found Procedures: All personal belongings that have been turned in as lost will be kept in the Lost & Found. Small items such as jewelry can be claimed in the office. Please label all articles of clothing, as items that are marked with a name will be returned. You may check Lost & Found daily, if needed. At the end of the month the Lost & Found cart will be placed near the school office so that you may check for your child’s possessions. Every two months, unmarked, unclaimed items will be given to the Mexico Ministry – Colina de Luz – for distribution to the needy.
Telephone Policy: Office Phones are not available for student use unless it is an emergency or if they have permission from their teacher. Forgotten homework or arranging plans with friends are not considered emergencies. Classroom Phones are not for student use unless the teacher gives permission. Cell Phones may only be used by students during an emergency or with prior permission from the administration. They must be turned off and kept in the student’s backpack during school hours.
Transportation: CMCS does not provide a bus system for the students.
Lockers: 6th grade students are issued a locker (and lock) that is property of the school. We reserve the right to check a locker, if we deem necessary for the safety of other students. There will be a fee of $5 to replace a lock.

Harassment Policy 

Sexual Harassment Policy: Calvary Murrieta Christian School, a ministry of Calvary Chapel Murrieta, in compliance with the California Education Code, is required to develop and distribute a policy regarding sexual harassment. CMCS is committed to a work and educational environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Each child has the right to learn in a professional, caring atmosphere that promotes equal educational opportunity, and is free from discriminatory practices. Sexual harassment is a violation of Title IX of the Education Amendment Act of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and California Education Code Sections 210 through 214, inclusive. Therefore, CMCS strongly condemns, opposes, and prohibits sexual harassment of individuals, whether verbal, physical, or environmental, by anyone. Any student who violates this policy will be subject to discipline, up to, and including, expulsion. Staff members will model appropriate forms of addressing other students and teachers. Curriculum will include books, music, and activities that demonstrate respect for others. Teachers will be alert to gender biased comments and attitudes, for example: “Girls can’t drive trucks” or “Boys can’t play with dolls.” Teachers will engage children in discussions that illustrate that both men and women are successful at a variety of occupations and pastimes. Classroom activities and lessons will be developmentally based so that children will not be presented with concepts that are beyond their capabilities. If parents or staff members become aware of comments or behaviors on the part of staff or other students that could be considered sexual harassment, the parents or staff members are requested to bring their concerns to the Principal or Superintendent (hereafter referred to as “the administration”). After talking with the administration, the written complaint may be filed with the School Board. A confidential investigation of the matter will be conducted. The intent of the procedure is to insure prompt recourse, fairness and equity to the family alleging sexual harassment, to the child, and to the witness. The investigation will be conducted by one administrator and one board member: One male and one female. The family will be notified as to the determination of the investigation. If it is found that unlawful harassment has occurred, effective remedial action commensurate with the severity of the offense will be taken. CMCS will not retaliate against the person or the child making the complaint and will not knowingly permit retaliation by any CMCS employee or other child or family member.
Obligations of All Employees: Employees shall report to the administration any conduct on the part of other employees or non-employees, such as representatives or service vendors, who sexually harass any student enrolled at CMCS. Teachers in a classroom setting shall take action to stop any harassment of students, including discipline of students involved and notification of the administration. The employee shall submit, in writing, a detailed and specific account of the incident, which will be used in investigation and allegation. No employee of CMCS shall take action to discourage a victim of harassment from reporting such an instance.
State-Mandated Harassment Policy: In order to be in full compliance of state law, CMCS must distribute the following Student Harassment policies to each family enrolled.
CMCS is committed to providing an academic environment in which all individuals treat each other with dignity and respect and which is free from all forms of intimidation, exploitation, bullying, verbal and electronic harassment, and sexual harassment. This policy prohibits such acts. CMCS believes that students have the right to learn in an atmosphere, which is most conducive to the achievement of their fullest potential. As such, guidelines have been established to help students discern when the line between playful interaction and disrespectful behavior has been crossed. A student who feels they have been harassed should immediately contact a school employee or administrator. Students who observe harassing conduct are encouraged to report the matter to a school employee or administrator promptly. All complaints will be investigated promptly and appropriate corrective action will be taken. Every effort will be made to protect the privacy of the parties involved in any complaint. However, the school reserves the right to fully and completely investigate every complaint, and to notify the student’s parent/guardian and appropriate law enforcement agencies as the circumstances warrant. It is against the school’s policy to discriminate or retaliate against any person who has filed a complaint.

Academics

Progress Reports: Progress Reports are issued for 1st – 6th grade students 5 weeks into each quarter. These reports are issued by teachers to commend the student for outstanding work or to communicate the need for improvement. Additional reports will be sent if deficiencies occur. Careful attention should be given to the grades and to the comments noted by the teacher.
Grading: The academic year is made up of four 9-week quarters. Credit for classes is given on the basis of quarterly work grades. Report cards are issued at the end of each quarter. The grade given will reflect that period of time.
Quarter Grades and Report Cards: At the conclusion of each quarter, an evaluation of the student’s progress for an entire nine-week period will be recorded on the student’s report card. These grades become part of the student’s permanent record. Quarter grades are the basis for grade point averages, awards, and Honor Roll determination.
Academic Probation: Academic probation will be invoked in the following manner: when a student has a serious academic problem. It is intended to give notice to the parent and student so that a mutual effort on the part of both the school and home may be made to correct the academic deficiency. Hopefully, the deficiency will be improved to a satisfactory or passing level. If not, the administration will decide if the student will be able to continue at CMCS. Academic probation will be invoked in the following manner:
  • A student who received an “F” or multiple "D" grades at the conclusion of a grading period will be placed on academic probation for one grading period. The student will not be allowed to participate in extracurricular activities during this time. 
  • An email of notification will be sent to the parents.
  • A conference will be held with the parents, the student, the teacher, and the administration to give an explanation of the probation and suggestions for remediation.
  • The academic status of the student will be reviewed by the administration at the end of the next grading period.
  • After being placed on probation, a student who receives no "D"s or “F”s the next grading period will be removed from probation. Extracurricular activities may be resumed.
  • After being placed on probation, if a student receives multiple "D" grades or an “F” the following grading period, administration will decide if the student will be allowed to remain in the school.
Standardized Tests: Standardized tests are administered to all students each year in order to help parents and teachers evaluate their progress. These tests are mandatory.
Awards: At the completion of each quarter, 4th through 6th grade students who have an overall GPA of 3.0 in core classes will be listed on the Honor Roll. (Math, Bible, Language, History, Science, Spelling, Reading – the aforementioned are considered core if graded with a letter grade A-F). These honors will be based on semester grades.
Student of the Month Awards: Each month, Kinder – 6th grade teachers choose one outstanding student to receive the “Student of the Month” award and one student to receive the “Christian Character” award. These awards are distributed at the Student of the Month assembly. Parents are notified by the teacher when their child is receiving an award. Enrichment and Outstanding Achievement Awards are distributed to Kinder -6th grade students at the Quarterly Student of the Month assemblies. Teachers select a student from their class for Outstanding Achievement in a specific area. Enrichment teachers select one student from each class to receive one of the following awards:
  • Art (Quarter 1 & 3)
  • Music (Quarter 1 & 3)
  • P.E. (Quarter 2 & 4)
  • Technology (Quarter 2 & 4)
Cumulative Records (CUM File): Pursuant to the Education Code of California, Chapter 1.5, Article 3, Section 49063, you are hereby given notification of privacy rights of parents and students. Federal and state laws grant certain rights of privacy and rights of access to students and their parents. Full access to all personally identifiable written records maintained by CMCS must be granted to natural parents, adoptive parents, or legal guardians of students under the age of 18. Parents may review individual records by making a request to the administration. The administration will see that explanations and interpretations are provided, if requested. Information, which is alleged to be inaccurate or inappropriate, may be removed upon written request by parents and reviewed by the administration. Parents may also receive a copy of any information in the records at a reasonable cost per page. Policies and procedures relating to types of records, kinds of information retained, persons responsible for records, directory information, access by other persons, review, and to the challenge of records are available through the administrative office. When a student moves to a new school, records will be forwarded upon the request of the new school. All unpaid balances must be paid in full prior to the transfer of records. At the time of transfer, the parent may review, receive a copy (at a reasonable fee), and/or challenge the records.

Chapel 

Chapel is an important part of life at Calvary Murrieta Christian School. It is an opportunity for students to hear truth about Jesus from outstanding speakers and from one another during class chapel performances. Students are required to attend Chapel. 

Attendance

Absences: Attendance at school provides a student with classroom experience. This experience is composed of participation in class activities and direct instruction conducted by the classroom teacher. The instructional program designed by each teacher is a progressive and sequential experience. It is difficult for that experience to be made up. For this reason, failure of a student to attend class without the knowledge and consent of parents and/or school staff will be seen as a serious problem and will not be allowed. Failure of a student to attend school will be considered an absence. Each absence will be considered either excused or unexcused.
Excused Absences: An excused absence is an absence with the knowledge and consent of parents and school staff due to a personal illness, serious illness in the family, death in the family, school-approved trips, medical or dental appointments, court appearances, or absences due to providential hindrance. Please call the school office the morning of the absence to notify the staff of the reason for your child’s absence. A note will be given to the teacher informing them of the reason for the absence. If you were unable to call the office the morning of the absence, the student is to bring a signed note from parents detailing the cause of the absence upon returning to school. The student should present the note to the teacher at the beginning of class.
Unexcused Absences: An absence with the knowledge and consent of the parents and school staff for any reason other than those previously listed will be considered unexcused. If a parent did not call in and report to the office staff on the day of the absence, upon returning to school the student is to bring a signed note from the parents detailing the cause of the absence.  The student should present the note to the teacher at the beginning of class. Unexcused absences will be tracked by administration who may request a meeting with parents to discuss the importance of attendance.
Extended Absences: When a student will be out of school for an extended period (longer than 5 school days), it is the responsibility of the parent to notify the administration and the teacher in writing at least 7 days prior to the absence. Students who have excessive absences (20% of attendance days) will be required to meet with administration.
Classwork/Homework Requests for a Planned Absence or Early Release: If a student has a planned absence, teachers must be informed 48 hours in advance if homework is requested. The teacher will let parents know when the work is ready for pick up in the front office.
Classwork/Homework Requests for Unplanned Absences or Early Release: If a student has an unplanned absence (emergencies, sickness, etc.), the parent must call the front office to notify the school. Missed work can be requested at that time. Teachers have 48 hours to prepare the work and place in the office for pick up. When the work is ready, parents will be contacted.
Tardy Policy: Tardiness affects not only the late student, but the entire class. It is the responsibility of the parents and students to be sure that students are at school and in class on time. Parents can drop their children off as early as 7:30am without paying any day care fees. They will go directly to their classrooms. Tardies will be given after 8:00am. Our school policy regarding tardiness states that students arriving late to school will receive a tardy slip. The tardy will be marked excused for the following reasons:
  • Personal illness
  • Serious illness in the family
  • Death in the family
  • Medical or dental appointment
  • Court appearance
  • Providential hindrance
All other reasons for the tardiness will be marked as unexcused (example: running late is unexcused). An excessive amount of unexcused tardies will result in the following actions:
  • Five unexcused tardies = Email from the Principal
  • Seven unexcused tardies = A phone call from the Principal
  • Ten unexcused tardies = Parent meeting with the Principal and an individualized plan will be put into place.
  • Unexcused tardy counts will be reset to 0 at the beginning of each quarter.
Early Check-Out: If your child has a pre-arranged appointment, please notify the teacher 48 hours in advance if homework is requested. This way, the teacher can prepare the student to leave early. If a parent checks out their child early without early notification, missed work will not be ready for pick up until the next day.
Make-Up Work: Students have two days upon returning to school after an absence to turn in make-up work for credit. In the event of sequential excused absences, the first day’s make-up work is due the second day they return to school. For example, the make-up work for three days of sequential excused absences cannot be turned in all at once six days later. The first day’s make-up work is due two days upon return and the second day’s make-up work is due four days upon return, etc. Under special circumstances, arrangements can be made for alternative due dates based on the teacher’s discretion.

Drop-Off & Pick-Up Procedures

Drop-Off Procedures: For the safety of our students, please adhere to the following procedures when dropping your child off in the morning. Parents of Kinder-6th grade students have two options for drop-off in the morning:
  1. Drop off in the yellow drop-off zone: For those parents who would like to drive-through and drop their child(ren) off in the morning, follow the flow of traffic through the parking lot (along the back and around to the yellow drop-off zone) in a single-file line. Stop and let students out on the right-hand side of the vehicle (in the yellow drop-off zone only) and drive on. This will allow for a smooth flow of traffic. Have your children ready (backpacks packed up and zipped, hugs given, etc.) prior to when you pull into the yellow drop-off zone so students can quickly exit to the right of the vehicle and you can drive on, allowing the traffic to flow smoothly.
  2. Park and walk: If you would rather park and walk your child on campus, please use crosswalks and obey crossing guards. Do not drop students off in the parking lot and allow them to cross through traffic unescorted by an adult, regardless of grade. Parents may walk students to the gate. From there, students can go directly to their classrooms. Any students dropped off earlier than 7:30am must be checked into day care at the normal day care rate.
After School Pick-Up : All students must be picked up in the car line by a parent, guardian or authorized person.  Parent, guardians, or other authorized persons must have a dashboard sign on display on their dash indicating which child(ren) they are picking up. If no dashboard is present, these individuals must be prepared to show their ID. If any individual picking up a student is not recognized by our staff, they should be prepared to show ID. If you need assistance prior to dismissal time, please see a staff member in the office. Students not picked up by 3:15 will be checked in to day care and you will be billed accordingly. Persons in the 9th grade and older may pick up elementary students if they are listed on the student’s emergency card.
Special Needs and Arrangements: We know that circumstances arise that may cause you to be unable to pick up your child in the manner described above. In order to accommodate you in this area, we offer special pick-up for the following circumstances:
  • Handicap
  • Illness
  • Newborn Baby (up to 2 months old)
If you need to make special arrangements for pick-up due to one of these circumstances, please contact the office and we will be happy to accommodate you. If an emergency arises and you need to make special arrangements for a certain day, please contact the office prior to 2:30pm. Please arrive and park in the  handicap parking stalls (if applicable) by 3:15pm and a staff member will walk your child to your car. Please do not park in this area unless you have a prearranged special needs pick-up.

Walking Passes

Walking passes are available to 4th – 6th grade students only, and only for the purpose of walking to sports practice on the upper campus. Kindergarten through 6th grade students will remain with their teachers until  picked up in the car line.  In order to obtain a walking pass, a Walking Pass Request Form must be on file (available in the elementary school office.) The request must be filled out completely and signed by the parent or guardian. Once the request is approved by administration, the student will be issued a walking pass. Once the walking pass has been issued, it should be displayed in plain view (on a backpack) when the student is leaving the campus.

Health Policy 

In order to minimize the spread of illness, CMCS expects you to keep your child home when ill. The following are guidelines as to when your child should be kept home or will be sent home:
  • Fever
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Rash of unknown cause (If a doctor or health department staff member can identify the rash as not being contagious, we will admit the child providing the rash is not making the child sick and excessively uncomfortable)
  • Suspected conjunctivitis (pink eye: symptoms include red, itchy eyes, with crusts that form on the eyelid)
  • Contagious conditions such as untreated ringworm, head lice, impetigo, etc.
  • Significant symptoms of respiratory illness (thick colored mucus from eyes or nose, serious cough, wheezing, red runny eyes or crusty eyes, sore throat, or earache)
  • Any suspected fracture
  • Head injury with any brief loss of consciousness, severe headache, or visual disturbances (otherwise 911 will be called).
  • Cuts or gashes that appear to require medical attention or visible bleeding that cannot be controlled within 5 minutes.
For infections requiring a doctor’s prescription, please keep your child home 24 hours after beginning an antibiotic. For all other illnesses, the child must be symptom free for 12 hours before returning to school. 
Emergency Forms: We recognize that students may become ill or injured at school. An updated Emergency Form must be on file for all students with means for calling parents and designated emergency contacts. This form must be updated prior to the start of each new school year. When a student becomes ill or injured, the parent is called. After attempting to contact the parents with no success, the persons designated as emergency contacts will be called. If the parent is reached via phone, they may designate someone other than who is listed on the emergency form to pick up their child. An emergency contact cannot designate someone to pick up the student other than those listed on the form. If the parent and emergency contacts are unable to be reached and it is a non-emergency situation, school administrators will determine the appropriate action. Please be sure the student’s emergency form has names and current phone numbers of persons who have agreed to pick up your child if you cannot. Please list any cell phone numbers available for parents and emergency contacts. It is very frustrating for both the child and the office staff when a child is not feeling well, or there is an emergency situation, and employees are unable to contact an adult.
Communicating Health Conditions: In order to ensure your student’s health and safety, it is important for us to be made aware of any health conditions or allergies the student may have. Please note ANY health problems in the appropriate space on the emergency form. This information is not only necessary for us to address students’ health and safety, it is also necessary for any emergency personnel who may be called in to care for your child. Students’ health information is confidential and will only be shared with staff on a need-to-know basis. Contact the school office immediately if your child contracts a communicable disease. Please bring a doctor’s release when the child returns to school. The school follows District Public Health regulations as to when a child may return to school after a communicable disease. Students returning to school after being treated for head lice must be examined in the health room prior to returning to class. The child must be free of all lice and “nits” before being re-admitted to school. All persons, including volunteers, who are in regular contact with the children shall be in good health and free from communicable disease.
Administration of Medication Policy: .No student shall be given over-the-counter medication during school hours without authorization from the parent/guardian.  Authorization is given on the student’s emergency form. No student shall be given prescription medication during school hours except with written request from a licensed physician/healthcare provider who has the responsibility for the medical management of the student. All such requests must be signed by the parent/guardian. These authorizations must be renewed whenever the prescription changes and at the beginning of each new school year. All medication, prescription and over-the-counter, must be stored and dispensed in the health office. All medication must be provided in the container in which it was purchased. If it is a prescribed medication, it must be in the original container with the prescription label attached and must be prescribed to the student to whom it will be administered. School personnel cannot give medication brought to school in a plastic bag, plastic ware, or any other repackaging. Out-of-date medication will not be given. An adult must bring the medication to the school along with the completed authorization form. Students are not allowed to have medication in their possession at school. This practice allows for the safety of all students on campus. The only exception to this policy is if the student’s well-being is in jeopardy and the medication, such as an inhaler for asthma, is carried on his/her person. The appropriate release forms can be obtained from the school office and must include a statement from the physician that the student’s well-being is in jeopardy unless he/she carries the medication.
Responsibility of the Parent or Guardian: Parents/guardians shall be encouraged to cooperate with the physician to develop a schedule so the necessity for taking medication at school will be minimized or eliminated. Parents or guardians will assume full responsibility for the supply and transportation of all medications to and from school. For over-the-counter medication to be administered, parents or guardians must complete the medication section on the student emergency form, which gives written authorization for school personnel to administer over-the-counter medication. Parents or guardians may pick up unused medications from the school office during and at the close of the school year. Medication remaining after the last day of school will be discarded.  A request for administering prescribed medication must be completed by the parent or guardian and filed with the school office. The container must be clearly labeled by the physician or pharmacy with the following information:
  • Student’s name
  • Physician’s name
  • Name of medication
  • Dosage, schedule and dose form
  • Date of expiration of medication
Each medication is to be in a separate pharmacy container prescribed for the student by a physician.
Responsibility of School Personnel: The school health aide will assume responsibility for placing medication in a locked cabinet. Students will be assisted with taking medications according to the physician’s instructions and the procedure observed by a school staff member. Each administration of medication will be recorded on a medication log immediately following the time of its administration by the individual who gave the medication and an email notification will be sent to the parent or guardian through FACTS notification system.
Immunizations: Children must have their immunizations up-to-date and submitted to the school. The only exception being that a child has a medical exemption authorized by a physician. Written statements by the physician must be submitted. 

Emergency Procedures

Health Emergencies: Although we do not have a certified nurse on staff, our staff has been certified in First Aid and CPR. When a child has been injured, we evaluate the situation on a case-by-case basis. When appropriate, we apply ice packs to bumps, topical ointment and band-aids to cuts and scrapes, etc. If more serious, we will notify the parent and complete an Accident Report.
  • If a student is injured on campus, the student should report the injury to a teacher, administrator, or staff member.
  • If a student becomes ill, he/she should notify a staff member, and proceed directly to the health room.
  • If a student is advised to leave campus, the parent will be contacted. When the parent or other authorized adult comes to pick up the student, they will be asked to sign the student out in the office.
Fire & Disaster Drills: It is required by law that schools conduct fire drills. In keeping with recommended civil defense procedure, disaster drills also may be conducted. Instructions for these drills will be read over the school intercom and reinforced by the instructor. Students are expected to become familiar with these instructions so that all drills can be conducted with a minimum of confusion. CMCS has a comprehensive disaster plan. This plan will provide for the safety and welfare of each child in the event of a major disaster, such as an earthquake, flooding or fire. An important area of our plan deals with providing food and water should students be required to remain at school for an extended period of time. Our school is equipped with some stored emergency items. Kits have a shelf life of 5 years and will be stored for use in the event of an emergency.

Closed Campus Policy 

We are a closed campus. This means that no student is to leave the school grounds during the regular school day for any reason unless an authorized parent or guardian comes to the office to sign them out. If leaving early for an appointment, please call the office the morning of the appointment so that the teacher can be notified ahead of time and missed work can be prepped. 

On Campus Visitors

All visitors are required to check-in with the school office upon entering the campus. Those wishing to volunteer in classrooms must have prior approval from the teacher and  administration. Visitors are required to sign in and out, and to wear a visitor name-tag during their entire visit. Identification may be requested of visitors. We follow these procedures as a precaution for our students, as we feel it is essential to identify all adults interacting with the students.

Volunteers

*Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, all parent volunteer opportunities have been suspended until further notice. 
Calvary Murrieta Christian School has many opportunities for parents to volunteer. If you would like to volunteer at CMCS, we ask that you complete the following items and follow our volunteer requirements:
  • Complete a Volunteer Application Form and attend a mandatory Parent Volunteer Meeting annually.
  • Read and comply with our volunteer requirements and dress code.
  • Arrange a volunteer schedule with your child’s teacher.
  • Sign in at the office and pick up your name tag, which must be worn at all times while on campus.
  • Sign out in the office when you are done volunteering.
Volunteer Dress Code: We ask that while on campus, field trips and school events that you follow the volunteer dress code:
  • No tight fitting tops
  • Halter, off-the-shoulder, strapless, and backless tops or dresses are not permitted.
  • Short tops, which expose any part of the midriff skin, are not permitted.
  • No part of the undergarments should be visible.
  • Tops or dresses with shoulder straps less than 2 inches will need a shirt underneath or a jacket or sweater worn over it at all times.
  • Sleeveless blouses and dresses may be worn only if the armholes are not so large as to show any portion of undergarments.
  • The neckline of dresses, blouses, and tops must be modest. Cleavage cannot show when standing or bending over.
  • Skirts, dresses, and shorts should not be higher than 3 inches above the knee.
  • Sweat-type pants or skirts with writing across the rear end are not allowed.
  • Clothing that displays words with suggestive double-meanings are not allowed.
If you are out of dress code, the staff has been instructed to offer you an appropriate item to wear while on campus. Please help us avoid this uncomfortable situation by complying with the dress code.
Siblings: We ask that you not bring your student’s siblings with you when you volunteer or while chaperoning on field trips.
Volunteer Schedule: Once you have completed the volunteer requirements, you must arrange a schedule with your child’s teacher. Please adhere to this schedule. Teachers count on you to be there on your scheduled day/time. If for some reason you are unable to make it on your scheduled day, please notify the teacher as soon as possible. This is especially helpful for reading circles, homework packs and craft projects.
Confidentiality & Impartiality: It is important to remember that your capacity in the class is that of a volunteer. Please do not show favoritism for your child and please do not show any judgment against other student’s behavior, attitude, etc. Please do not speak to anyone but the teacher about what you observe in the classroom, student’s grades or student behavior. It is the teacher’s responsibility to handle any concerns you may have. Please be especially sensitive to this by not taking it home and discussing it with other family members. Your child could pick up on this and kids could get hurt.
Special Privileges: Being a parent volunteer does not avail you to any special privileges, except that of being able to volunteer in your child’s classroom so we ask that you not pick your child up early when volunteering or drop in on other classes unexpectedly.

PTF (Parent Teacher Fellowship)

The CMCS teachers and staff encourage you to become a part of our Parent-Teacher Fellowship. It is a wonderful way to become a part of our school through events such as our Jog-a-thon, Staff Appreciation Week, and special family events.
PTF Mission Statement: The purpose of this organization shall be, in prayerful dependence upon God:
  • To establish a fellowship between home and school.
  • To work together as parents and staff to coordinate school events and activities.
  • To encourage and strengthen the parents in fulfilling their God-given responsibility in the training of their children in the Lord.
  • To bring families and staff into a closer relationship where they may cooperate intelligently in the activities and education of the students.
  • To provide a channel through which the physical and financial needs of the school can be made known and through which the members and friends can help in supplying these needs.

School Rules

The following school rules have been established to maintain and promote the safest and most effective environment for learning. These school rules will be enforced at all times and are in addition to individual classroom rules, which may vary. It is the student’s responsibility to follow the rules of the school, treat others as they would want to be treated, and do nothing to interfere with the learning, safety, and well-being of other individuals.
  • All students are to be respectful and obedient to staff members and faculty at all times.
  • All classroom and homework assignments are to be completed and turned in as assigned.
  • Students are to be good examples of Christian young people both on and off campus.
  • Students are to show respect for the rights and feelings of others. Fighting, cheating, using bad language, etc., are not examples of Christian conduct.
  • Students are to be courteous and respectful to others and to personal and school property.
  • Playground rules must be obeyed at all times.
  • Electronic devices and/or toys of any kind are not allowed on campus. Electronic devices include, but are not limited to: iPod, iPad, electronic games, lasers, or equipment. Students found with these items will have them confiscated and they will only be returned to the parent/guardian.
  • Cell phones may be carried but must be turned off and kept in the student’s backpack. If used during school hours, the phone will be confiscated. Cell phones may only be used outside campus before and after school and may not be used during breaks or lunch. They may only be used during school hours with prior permission from the administration.
  • Gum is not allowed.
  • Students are not allowed to leave campus during the school day except with parent permission and office approval.
  • No inappropriate roughhousing or touching.
  • Bullying is taken very seriously at CMCS and will not be tolerated. A student who is bullying another student and refuses to stop may be asked to leave the school.
Student Technology Use Policy: Calvary Murrieta Christian Schools (CMCS) have an exciting opportunity to expand learning access through Internet for students and staff.  With this opportunity comes the responsibility for appropriate use.  All Calvary Murrieta Christian School personnel accessing the Internet will comply with the CIPA (Child Internet Protection Act). At CMCS, students will have the opportunity to use PC laptops, Chromebooks, and iPads.
  • Internet Warning: With access to computers and people all over the world also comes the availability of material that may not be considered to be of educational value in the context of the school setting. There may be some material or individual communications, which are not suitable for school-aged children. CMCS views information gathered from the Internet in the same manner as reference materials. Specifically, the school supports resources that will enhance the learning environment with directed guidance from the faculty and staff. However, it is impossible to control all materials on a global network and inappropriate material may inadvertently be viewed. At school, student access to and use of the Internet will be monitored and controlled by web filtering software as well as under teacher direction and will be monitored as any other classroom activity. CMCS, however, cannot prevent the possibility that some users may access material that is not consistent with the educational mission, goals, and policies of CMCS.
  • Student Office 365 Accounts: Students will be given a logon and password for their Microsoft 365 account. Students are not to share their network password with another person. This will protect students from others using their computer accounts in unacceptable ways. Passwords are always changed at the beginning of each school year and other times upon request. Within their 365 account, students are able to share their homework or documents with their teacher. Each teacher will share his/her classroom expectations regarding submitting online work with his/her students.
  • Flash Drives: With the use of Sharing Files through Office 365 – bringing a flash drive is no longer a necessity. However, students may bring in USB Flash drives to transfer documents for use at home if they have limited internet access or connecting through 365 has problems.   Flash drives brought to school with inappropriate content for school will be confiscated and a parent notified for pickup. Student may not run any programs from their flash drives.  If students need to print out homework, there is a 5 cent per page, 15 page limit of school related material only.
  • Netiquette: Students are expected to abide by the generally accepted rules of online etiquette.
    • Be polite.
    • Do not use vulgar or obscene language.
    • Do not reveal your address or phone number or those of others.
    • Do not delete or manipulate any work which is not your own (i.e. plagiarize materials, edit journalistic articles, change photos or artwork)
    • Do not disrupt the network or the data of other users.
  • Each student and their parent or guardian must sign a contract prior to Computer access.  Failure to follow this contract will be considered a violation of the Acceptable Use Policy and will result in stated punishment. As a computer user, students agree to the following rules of the Acceptable Use Policy for the Computer Network and the Internet at CMCS. Students will recognize that all computer users have the same rights to use the equipment; therefore,
    • Students will not play non-academic games or use the computer resources for non-academic activities when others require the system for academic purposes.
    • Students recognize that software is protected by copyright laws; therefore, 
      • Students will not make unauthorized copies of software found on school computers by copying them onto my own media or onto other computers through electronic mail or bulletin boards.
      • Students will not give, lend, or sell copies of software to others unless I have the written permission of the copyright owner or the original software is clearly identified as shareware or in the public domain (freeware).
      • Students will not install any unauthorized software on any school computer system.
    • Students recognize that the work of all users is valuable; therefore,
      • Students will protect the privacy of others’ areas by not trying to learn their passwords.
      • Students will not copy, change, read, or use files in another user’s area without that user’s permission.
      • Students will not attempt to gain unauthorized access to system programs or computer equipment.
      • Students will not create or introduce any virus, which may destroy files or disrupt service to other users.
      • Students will not download, store, or print any files or messages that are profane, obscene, or that use language that offends or tends to degrade others.
      • Students will not share my password with other users.
    • Students recognize that security on any computer system is a high priority; therefore,  
      • Students will not attempt to bypass the security built into the system, and I recognize that doing so will result in immediate cancellation of my privileges.
      • Students will not alter or manipulate grades, transcripts, report cards and/or schedules (whether for myself or others) within the Net Classroom website.
    • Students recognize that vandalism is defined as any malicious attempt to alter, harm or destroy data or any computer hardware; therefore, 
      • Students will not vandalize any machine or related materials.
      • Students will not vandalize any work belonging to any other person.
    • The use of the Internet is not a right, but a privilege and inappropriate use will result in a cancellation of that privilege.  Each individual who will have access to the Internet will receive information pertaining to the proper use of the network.  Any violation of the above rules will result in:
      1st Offense: Loss of all computer privileges for 9 weeks
      2nd Offense: Loss of all computer privileges for 18 weeks
      3rd Offense: Loss of all computer privileges for 36 weeks
      In addition, the administration will have the right to add additional punishment as deemed appropriate.  The administrator(s) shall cause the termination of individual student access if a student graduates, transfers from the school, drops out of school, or violates the acceptable use policy.
An agreement form is to be distributed to all Calvary Murrieta Christian School students.  A signed agreement form must be on file for each student who wishes to use any computer at CMCS.  In order for a student to be allowed access to the Internet, the student must also have the form signed by a parent//guardian.  A list of students allowed to use the Internet will be distributed to all teachers. No signed agreement form: Student will not have access to the CMCS computer network or system. Student signature only: Student will have access to CMCS computer network and agrees to abide by the Acceptable Use Policy. Student signature plus parent/guardian signature and sponsoring teacher signature: The student will have access to the CMCS computer network and the Internet.  The parent/guardian agrees to take responsibility for his/her child’s behavior regarding the use of the CMCS computer network and the Internet.  The parent understands that any rule that his/her child breaks will result in loss of computer privileges and possible disciplinary action as stipulated above.

Animals on Campus 

Dogs are not allowed on campus. A child wanting to share a pet must have prior consent from the teacher and administration. If permission is given, the animal must be caged or on a leash and supervised at all times. Animals within the classroom environment and under teacher supervision are to be respected by all.

Playground Rules

Playground rules must be obeyed at all times. Students and parents should be familiar with these rules, so that if a violation of a playground rule occurs, you fully understand the infraction and the consequence.
  • No touching others. 
  • No pretend “fighting” or other violent types of role play.
  • No jumping from any playground equipment, including swings.
  • No toys, electronic games, or cell phones brought from home.
  • Students are not allowed in the classroom areas during recess times.
  • Students may only go to the office or health room with adult permission.
  • Appropriate dress code for playground is required.
  • No throwing rubber chips.
  • Students should not exclude other students. Everyone gets to play.
  • Students should share and be kind to each other.

Field Trips

*Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, all off-campus field trips have been suspended until further notice. 
Field trips of an educational nature are vital to the curriculum enrichment emphasis at CMCS. The teaching staff will make every effort to supplement their teaching curriculum with meaningful field trips. School-sponsored field trips are established for the specific grade and class levels. Therefore, it is the policy of CMCS to limit field trip participation only to the students of the class. Please be advised that siblings are not allowed to attend school-sponsored field trips.
Field Trip Details:  Please remember that both students and parents need to abide by the dress code while on field trips and school activities. Students will not be permitted to attend a field trip or school-sponsored event without a signed permission slip from parents or guardians. Parents serving as chaperones and/or drivers should check in at the school office and arrive in their child’s classroom 15 minutes prior to departure time. If you will be delayed or have any change of plans, please call the school office immediately.
4th Grade Trip (By the Great Horn Spoon): All 4th grade students are encouraged to attend this two-day educational field trip that gives students a tangible experience with California History. Additional information regarding the trip will be made available to each parent once the school year begins.
5th Grade Catalina Trip (Catalina): All 5th grade students are encouraged to attend this three-day educational field trip when they adventure around the sea learning more about oceanography. Additional information regarding the trip will be made available to each parent once the school year begins.
6th Grade Camp – (Rawhide Ranch - Outdoor Education/Science): All 6th grade students are encouraged to participate in four days of outdoor education while at CMCS. Rawhide Ranch offers each student the opportunity to grow in their faith while learning horsemanship and experiencing outdoor living. Additional information regarding the trip will be made available to each parent once the school year begins.
Parent/Guardian Drivers: If a parent or guardian wishes to serve as a driver, the following items must be completed and approved through the school office:
  • Submit a completed driver application form annually.
  • Submit a copy of your valid California Driver’s License.
  • Submit a copy of your current proof of insurance.
  • Parents serving as drivers will be assigned several children to their vehicle, and at times another adult passenger. The driver and adult passenger will serve as chaperones for the children in their vehicle and will be responsible for their care during the entire field trip/activity. The purpose is to serve as a chaperone and assist the teacher in the supervision, care, and transportation of the students.
Driver Policy: Calvary Chapel Murrieta and Calvary Murrieta Christian School require anyone driving students or children under the age of 18, to any Calvary Chapel function, whether in our Church/School vehicles or in their own personal vehicle, to be in compliance with these policies:
  • The non-staff drivers must be at least 25 years old, but not more than 70 years old to drive students or children of our Church, unless they are their own children or grandchildren.
  • The driver must have and provide proof of a valid California Driver’s License.
  • The driver must have and provide proof of Liability Insurance on the vehicle to be driven.
  • The driver must submit a completed Driver Application annually.
  • The driver must adhere to designated driving speeds and DMV driving laws at all times.
  • The driver must have a required seat belt for each passenger in the vehicle, and is responsible to be sure that each person wears his/her seatbelt properly.
  • The driver must adhere to DMV car seat requirements when driving young children.
  • If you have a first aid kit, please bring it with you in your vehicle.
  • Please be sure you understand the route to be taken. A map and/or directions will be provided by the teacher. Please stick to the assigned route to and from the field trip.
  • Please call the school office right away if you experience car trouble or become lost. If someone has been hurt or is ill, and the teacher is not readily available, please call the school office for instruction.
  • Children must enter and exit vehicles from the curbside unless the vehicle is in a protected parking area or driveway.
  • Children must not be left unattended in a vehicle at any time.
  • Students should not eat or drink in your vehicle without your permission.
  • You may only play rated “G” movies/DVD’s in your vehicle.
  • Please use discretion when choosing music to play in your vehicle when transporting students.
The teacher will make vehicle assignments for students. If you have a suggestion or preference please let the teacher know in advance so this can be taken into consideration. Teachers sometimes have special reasons that they may not be free to explain for assigning specific seating arrangements. You will be provided with a list of names of the children being transported in your vehicle. Copies of the permission slips and emergency forms for all students will be with the teacher.
If there is a change in your insurance or driver’s license status, you must notify the School Office immediately.
Driver and Chaperone Instructions: Our school greatly depends on the involvement of parents for transportation and chaperoning of field trips and other off-site events. We really appreciate you taking the time to support your child’s school and its activities. The following are guidelines that we ask all drivers and chaperones to follow:
  • If you own or have access to a cell phone, please bring it with you on the trip for safety reasons. In case of illness or an emergency, notify the school office immediately. Please do not use a cell phone while driving, unless an emergency arises.
  • It is important for volunteers to realize that they are acting as Christian role models for our students. Please be an example by demonstrating maturity in actions, attitudes, and dress. A classroom teacher will be in charge of each field trip and will direct the chaperones as to what is expected of them.
  • Only those parents who have signed up in advance as drivers or chaperones may attend. No last minute sign-ups.
  • Only children enrolled in the class or activity may attend the event. Under no circumstances may guests or siblings attend a field trip or school event unless the trip is announced as a special family event and other siblings are specifically invited. Many of our field trip destination institutions, especially commercial businesses, will not allow smaller children to accompany the field trip. Please do not make arrangements for someone else to meet you at the field trip or event site with siblings. The first responsibility of each volunteer is to the students being supervised. Thank you for understanding our priorities.
  • Chaperones are responsible for the behavior of those students in their care. The driver is responsible for children’s behavior. If you are experiencing difficulties, please report the problem immediately to the teacher or other supervising adult. Do not allow rowdiness, disrespect, inappropriate voices, etc. Do not allow dangerous or potentially dangerous behavior on the trip.
  • Chaperones should make it a special point to remain with the students for whom they are responsible. They should keep the student who rode with them close to them. They should resist the temptation to group with other adults while allowing the students to “do their own thing.”
  • Enjoy the students! However, if you have a problem with any student, take him/her to the teacher or supervising adult.
  • Know exactly how many students are in your group and count, count, count all day! Keep roll if necessary. Be sure that all are present before moving from one place to another (especially when heading home).
  • Students are to return with the same person and vehicle that transported them for the event. Exceptions to this can be made only by an administrator or the teacher. Usually, exceptions are reserved for emergency situations only.
  • Drivers and chaperones should refrain from purchasing special treats for the children they are supervising.
  • Please do not purchase food items for students.
If you have questions about any aspect of the field trip, expectation of drivers or chaperones, or expectation of student behavior, please ask for assistance from the teacher or person in charge.

Parties 

*Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, all parent-attendance to class parties has been suspended until further notice. 
We invite our parents to participate in class parties without siblings. These parties are celebrations for the classroom child. Your cooperation in light of these policies is greatly appreciated. Year-end class parties held outside of the classroom may include family members, if the teacher so determines.
Personal Party Invitations: Often times, parents wish to send home personal party invitations for their child through the classroom or hand them out on campus. Please be respectful of the following policy regarding personal party invitations:
  • Party invitations may be sent home through a student’s classroom or distributed on campus if ALL of the students in the classroom are invited to the party, or if the student is a boy, all of the boy students in the classroom are invited, and if the student is a girl, all of the girl students in the classroom are invited. We would like to spare any hurt feelings and appreciate your cooperation.

Discipline 

Spiritual Life and Conduct: One of the unique purposes of CMCS is to prepare Christian young people for effective service for Christ in whatever career they choose. Since effective Christian service can be performed only by those who are truly Christians, CMCS desires for each student a vital, personal relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ, and asks all students to measure their lives by scriptural standards of conduct. Each student should understand that attending CMCS is a privilege granted to those who will demonstrate a spirit of harmony with the philosophy and goals of the school. By applying for admission to CMCS, a student indicates his/her desire to become a sincere, cooperative member of the student body. Spiritual growth is never the result of superimposed rules, and therefore CMCS’ standards of conduct are not designed merely to produce a pattern of outward conformity. The school desires that students demonstrate, by their conduct, an inward acceptance of Christ and an attitude of submission to His Lordship. It is hoped that all students will be led by the Holy Spirit to live above the letter of the rules and standards. To produce an environment that will encourage these goals, CMCS expects every student to demonstrate, by attitude and behavior, a life committed to following Christ. “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.” (I Timothy 4:12) While attending CMCS, all students are expected to follow the guidelines stated herein 365 days a year, on and off campus!
Christian Lifestyle: Custodial parents and students are expected to live by a scriptural standard of behavior, which is consistent with the principles of conduct encouraged by the Christian community. Students must at all times (365 days a year, on and off campus), while enrolled at CMCS, refrain from:
  • The use of illegal drugs, alcoholic beverages, or any form of tobacco.
  • Involvement in immoral activities.
  • Swearing, telling dirty stories, or using language unbecoming to a Christian.
  • Acts of dishonesty, such as cheating*, lying or stealing.
  • *Cheating may consist of:
  • Copying someone’s work to submit as one’s own (including class work, homework or other assignments).
  • Giving or receiving answers or stealing tests.
  • Plagiarizing (i.e. copying other people’s material and not attributing it to them).
  • Students who violate these standards may be suspended and/or dismissed from CMCS. Students should also make every effort to avoid compromising situations, which might give the appearance of being involved in the above activities.
General Standards: In the interest of creating an orderly campus and wholesome atmosphere, the following behavior is not permitted:
  • Displaying on one’s clothing or personal property such items as pictures, emblems, or sayings which exalt groups or movements that are contrary to biblical standards.
  • Bringing or possessing fireworks, firecrackers, matches or other flammable materials on campus.
  • Chewing gum.
  • Bringing iPods, iPads, headsets, electronic games or magazines except by special permission.
  • Tampering with, or taking items from another student.
  • Possessing, selling or otherwise furnishing any firearm, knife, explosive or other dangerous object, including pepper spray.
  • Using, possessing, selling, furnishing or being under the influence of any controlled substance (illegal drugs or alcoholic beverage) or intoxicant of any kind.
  • Sexual harassment of individuals, whether verbal, physical or environmental. Expulsion will be recommended upon the first offense for violations involving drugs, weapons, explosives, alcohol, or sexual assault (Education Code 48900 B, C, D, N and 48915 C).
  • These regulations apply to students in the following situations:
  • On school grounds (this includes the parking lot as well as vehicles on school property).
  • Going to, or coming from school.
  • At, going to, or coming from school-sponsored activities.
Classroom Environment: In order to maintain a classroom environment which allows for maximum learning, teachers establish those standards they deem necessary. However, the following standards are for all classes:
  • Students must always demonstrate respect for, and cooperation with, teachers.
  • Students will be on time to class, and will be prepared with the necessary materials and mental attitude which indicates a readiness to learn.
  • Communication of any kind between students, which is disruptive to the teacher or classmates, is unacceptable.
  • Personal grooming is inappropriate during class sessions and is not permitted.
  • Students leaving class for any reason must be authorized by the teacher.
  • Food, beverages, and gum will not be brought into the classrooms.
  • Students may not be in classrooms or offices unless a teacher or staff member is present.
  • The teacher’s or aide’s desk, grade book, computer and other belongings are personal property and will be treated as such by students.
How Misconduct is Handled: When a student’s behavior or attitude is in conflict with the standards of the school, every effort will be made to encourage the student to demonstrate the change and improvement necessary to comply with these standards. As much as possible, misbehavior in the classroom will be handled by the teacher. Methods of maintaining student discipline at CMCS include the following:
  • The teacher and student will have a meeting regarding the misbehavior.
  • The teacher will make telephone and/or email contact with the parents.
  • The teacher may assign a consequence to the student.
  • The teacher may lower the citizenship grade.
  • The teacher may request a conference to include the parent, teacher, student, and administration.
If, after a reasonable amount of time, the teacher feels that there is a continuing problem in behavior or attitude, he or she will refer the student to the administration for further disciplinary action. For certain serious misbehavior incidents, such as disrespect to teachers, student fighting or violations of the Christian lifestyle standards, students will be referred immediately to the administration. Detention, work assignments, probation or suspension may be used as part of the discipline procedure. Students may be expelled (withdrawn from enrollment at the school) for continued violations of school standards or if a single offense is particularly serious. Expulsion is handled by the School Board.
Probation for Misconduct: The probationary policy at CMCS is a conditional testing period assigned to a student who fails to meet the standards of the school in his or her attitudes or behavior. A student who is placed on probation will have a designated period of time to demonstrate the ability to perform satisfactorily at CMCS. During the period of probation, a student is expected to improve their conduct to the extent necessary to satisfy the faculty and administration that he/she will benefit from continued enrollment at CMCS. During probation, the student will meet with the administration on a regular basis to discuss progress. Definite, individualized goals will be established for each student in the following areas:
  • Spiritual Growth
  • Academic Progress
  • Attitude
  • Citizenship
Probation should be viewed as a time when the school and the family can work closely together to encourage growth and improvement in the life of the student. It should be a positive experience for everyone involved. However, if the student fails to respond positively to these efforts, and adequate progress is not shown, the student may be asked to withdraw from the school.
Discipline Categories And Consequences: Misconduct has been classified and divided into three categories, depending on the severity of the violation.
  • CATEGORY III: Violation of U.S., state, or city laws. Activities that seriously threaten the safety of the student or classmates. Activities that show gross lack of respect for authority or property. Activities that violate biblical moral codes or conduct. Frequent and repeated violation of Category II rules. Offenses: Cheating, stealing, lying, acts of vulgarity, possession of weapons or dangerous objects, sexual harassment, possessing or being under the influence of any controlled substance or intoxicant. Consequences: Offenses will result in suspension or expulsion/withdrawal. Expulsion will be recommended upon the first offense of violations involving drugs, weapons, explosives, alcohol, or sexual assault. (Education Code 48900 B, C, D, N, and 48915 C).
  • CATEGORY II: Activities and attitudes that show a lack of respect for authority. Violations of specific Category II rules. Frequent and repeated violations of Category I rules. Offenses: Reaching a red card status in class (Junior Kindergarten-4th grades), third warning for disruption in the classroom (5th & 6th grades), blatant disrespect for authority figure, malicious fighting, purposeful destruction of school property, purposeful destruction of a second party’s property, foul language, and cursing. Consequences: Offenses will result in one or more of the following: Student- Administrator conference, Parent-Administrator conference, suspension, or Category III consequences for recurrent offenses.
  • CATEGORY I: Activities that violate Category I rules. Any other minor disturbances that prevent classroom order and instruction. Offenses: In-class offenses (i.e. excessive talking, getting out of seat, etc.), and necessary playground discipline. Consequences: (Junior Kindergarten-4th grades) Offenses will result in one or more of the following: community service, loss of play time, loss of class privileges, note home, Parent-Teacher disciplinary conference, Student-Administrator conference, or Category II consequences for recurrent offenses. (5th & 6th grades): Offenses will result in one or more of the following: Additional work, community service, loss of break time, detention, academic loss of grade points, note home, Student-Administrator conference, or Category II consequences for recurrent offenses.
Explanation of Consequences: 
  • Additional Work: Work assignments will be done during play time, before or after school.
  • Loss of Playtime: 5 to 10 minutes spent sitting quietly during recess.
  • Community Service: Student will pick up trash from the school grounds.
  • Loss of Privileges: Not able to serve as line leader, door monitor, teacher’s helper, etc.
  • Note or Email Home: A report of misconduct to be signed by a parent and returned the following day.
  • In-School Suspension: Removal of a student from the classroom. Student will be assigned a half day of physical labor. The remainder of the day will be spent doing classroom assignments. Work assignments are due and are completed by the student, but a grade not higher than 65 will be given.
  • Suspension: A student may be suspended from school, only after a Parent-Administrator disciplinary conference. Very specific changes in attitudes and actions will be expected prior to re-admission. Work missed during any suspension will be treated as an unexcused absence, and a grade not higher than 65 may be received. Disciplinary probation is invoked when a student is suspended from school. The Administrator has the authority to suspend a student at all times. The length of suspension will be 1 to 5 days, as determined by the Administrator. The reasons that would give cause for suspension are:
    • Continued deliberate disobedience or disrespect displayed.
    • A rebellious spirit which is unchanged after much effort by the school staff.
    • A continued negative attitude and bad influence upon other students.
    • A serious breach of conduct in the classroom or on school grounds which has an adverse effect upon the image of the school.
    • Failure of the student to comply with the disciplinary actions of the school.
    • Failure of the parents to get recommended counseling.
      • Expulsion: Expulsion will be recommended if it becomes apparent that the student will not be able to meet the requirements of the school, or that the student’s behavior is preventing classroom instruction. Expulsion may also be recommended for violation of Category III rules, unresolved academic or disciplinary probation, or failure to correct the deficiencies specified in probationary admissions. When expulsion is recommended, a date of withdrawal from the school will be set and the withdrawal procedure followed. The expulsion date may be immediate. Recommendations for expulsion will require the approval of the School Board. A student may be expelled from school for a serious breach of conduct, and/or repeated problems with behavior or academic performance.
Probation: Probation is invoked when a student has a serious problem, and it gives the student an opportunity to correct his/her problem. If the student does not improve to a satisfactory level, he/she will be dismissed and asked to withdraw from the school. Reasons for Probation:
Academic: Insufficient academic progress and/or failure of the parents to get recommended professional help for exceptional children.
Attitude: A rebellious spirit which is unchanged after much effort by the teachers and staff and/or continued negative attitude and bad influence upon the other students.
Disciplinary: Continued deliberate disobedience, committing a serious breach of conduct in school or outside of school that has an adverse effect upon the school’s testimony, or failure of the parents to comply with the disciplinary procedures of the school.
Invoking Probation: The probation will take place after the staff has reviewed the student’s behavior, attitude and/or academic performance. A conference is held with the parents, the student and the administrator to give notification and explanation of the probation. A written or email letter explaining probation, making suggestions for parental action, and requesting the parents to apply disciplinary measures during the probation in cooperation with the action of the school, will be sent to the parents.
The Probation Period: Probation will last for 6 to 9 weeks following the administrator’s conference with the parents and student. Student activities will be limited, and all positions of trust and responsibility must be relinquished during this time. Each week the parent(s) will receive an updated report as to the progress being achieved by the student.

Dress Code

Purpose and General Guidelines: As Christians, it is our desire for students to please the Lord and be a good witness to others in both appearance and behavior. We believe there is a definite relationship between good dress habits, good work habits and proper school behavior. We require students to dress modestly without drawing undo attention to themselves. We believe that proper student dress in association with continual effort for good attitude and behavior are important elements of our wholesome Christian learning environment. We reserve the right to determine that which “attracts undue or excessive attention to the wearer . . .” and is therefore, unacceptable.
All Students:
  • Picture or slogan shirts, blouses, etc., which show or speak of activities not in line with Christian principles are not permitted. The dress code applies to all student activities (i.e. field trips, class parties, sporting events, school plays, graduation, banquets, etc.) on and off campus.
  • No articles of clothing, jewelry, or accessories related to a secular group or gang will be permitted on campus or at any school activity.
  • All clothing must fit properly. They should not be too tight or too baggy.
Special Note to Parents – Please read the dress code carefully; encouraging and guiding your child to wear acceptable dress at school. We appreciate your cooperation in this area. Parents of students in violation of the code will be notified and requested to bring appropriate attire on the day of the violation if there is not some other acceptable clothing to be worn.
Girls:
  • Short tops, which expose any part of the midriff skin, are not permitted.
  • No undergarments are permitted to show through the outerwear.
  • Halter, off-the-shoulder, strapless, spaghetti straps less than two inches and backless tops or dresses are not permitted.
  • Cleavage cannot show when sitting down or bending over.
  • Jeans with holes are permitted if the holes are on the knees or below. Holes must not exceed 4 inches.
  • Pants, skirts, or shorts with writing across the back pockets are not allowed.
  • Shorts, skirts, dresses, and hemlines with slits may not be shorter than 5” from the top of the knee.
  • Leggings are acceptable only if they are not skin tight or see-through. Please wear a shirt or dress that covers the bottom area.
  • Shoes or sandals with heel straps must be worn at all times. Flip flops are not permitted.
  • Hair should be a natural color.
  • Make-up is not allowed.
  • Body piercing is only allowed on the ears.
  • Girls may only wear one-piece bathing suits at events/activities that require “beach wear”.
Boys
  • Jeans with holes are only permitted if the holes are on the knees or below. Holes must not exceed 4 inches.
  • Tank tops must be at least two inches wide. The chest area may not be visible from the sides.
  • Sandals with heel straps must be worn at all times. Flip flops are not permitted.
  • Hair should be a natural color.
  • Hats are permitted, except in the chapel.
  • Boys may not wear nail polish.
  • Boys may only wear swim trunks at events/activities that require beach wear. Shorts may not be shorter than 5 inches above the top of the knee.
This dress code is not all-inclusive. Any situation not specifically covered herein will be resolved by the administration in accordance with the general intent and purpose of the code. With changing styles, the administration reserves the right to add inappropriate clothing to this list at any time.