CCS STUDENT HANDBOOK 2019 - 2020
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
“Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth.” II Timothy 2:15
“Chesapeake Christian School believes that within every student there is a God given plan and a person of promise. Because of this, it is our intent to help each student develop to their fullest potential by offering a quality education with Christ as its center.”
STATEMENT OF GOALS
It is the goal of Chesapeake Christian School to:
- Provide students with the highest educational opportunity possible.
- Provide a disciplined and structured setting in a loving, Christian environment.
- To challenge and encourage each student mentally, physically, spiritually, and socially.
- To provide the basic fundamentals of education while instilling the principles upon which our nation was founded, including integrity, respect for country and fellow man, appreciation for democracy and freedom, morality, faith, hope, and a reverence and love of God, who is the center of all truth and education.
STATEMENT OF FAITH
- In the verbal inspiration of the Bible.
- In one God eternally existing in three persons; namely, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
- That Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of the Father, conceived of the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary. That Jesus was crucified, buried, and raised from the dead. That He ascended to heaven and is today at the right hand of the Father as the Intercessor.
- That all have sinned and come short of the glory of God and that repentance is commanded of God for all and necessary for forgiveness of sins.
- In the infilling of the Holy Spirit, as well as the Gifts of the Spirit as stated in the Scriptures.
- Holiness to be God’s standard of living for His people.
- In the bodily resurrection, eternal life for the righteous, and eternal punishment for the wicked.
Chesapeake Christian School admits students of any race, color, sex, and national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities available to students at the school and to all school-administered programs.
Students entering K4 should be 4 years old by September 1st. Also, students entering K5 should be 5 years old by September 1st.
IT IS UNDERSTOOD THAT ENROLLMENT IN CHESAPEAKE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL IS A PRIVILEGE AND NOT A RIGHT. STUDENTS AND FAMILIIES ARE EXPECTED TO ADHERE TO THE STANDARDS AND REGULATIONS OF CHESAPEAKE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL. THEREFORE, A SIGNED POLICY AGREEMENT IS REQUIRED. IN ADDITION TO THE SIGNED POLICY AGREEMENT STUDENTS IN GRADES 6-12 MUST SIGN THE CODE OF CONDUCT CONTRACT. FAILURE TO SIGN AND RETURN THE APPROPRIATE FORMS WILL RESULT IN THE PRIVILEGE OF ENROLLMENT IN CCS BEING TERMINATED.
Participating in the athletic program is a privilege and is secondary to academics. Suspension from a sporting event or team will be issued by the coaches or principal in the event of inadequate academics or behaviors and attitudes which are not Christ-like.
Team sports opportunities:
Girls Volleyball – Grades 6 – 12
Girls Basketball – Grades 6 – 12
Girls Softball – Grades 6 – 12
Boys Soccer – Grades 6 – 12
Boys Basketball – Grades 6 – 12
Boys Baseball – Grades 6 – 12
Guidelines for participation in sports are as follows:
- Attend all practices.
- Demonstrate Christian attitudes and conduct.
- Abide by all school rules as well as conduct rules given by the coach. (No disciplinary actions from Administration.)
- Maintain a minimum overall grade average of C with no failures. (Eligibility to be determined at midterm and end of each quarter. Participation may resume after overall grade average returns to C or better.)
ATTENDANCE POLICY (Including Absence, Tardy, and Dismissal)
A Chesapeake Christian School day begins at 8:30 and ends at 3:00. On half days, school will close at 12:00 noon and no lunch will be scheduled.
Attendance is taken each morning at 8:30. Any student not seated in their classroom will be considered tardy. (See TARDY)
All absences will fall under one of two categories:
Excused Absences include but are not limited to student illness, injury, doctor appointments, family emergencies, death in the family, and special family trips or church functions.*
*ALL family trips and church functions must be approved by the administration prior to the time missed in order to be considered excused. Written notification must be submitted to the administration not less than two weeks prior to the planned absence. It will then be reviewed and granted or denied. In rare cases approval is not granted and the absence is considered unexcused.
Students returning from a 1 to 4-day absence must bring a note of explanation and give to the teacher the morning of their return. Students returning from a 5-day absence or longer must bring a note from the doctor with a diagnosis and approval to return to school. Failure to bring a note upon returning to school will result in the absence being considered UNEXCUSED.
All work missed during an excused absence must be completed within the teacher’s required time frame which is a minimum of 1 day for each day absent. Any work not made up within the time given will result in zeroes for that assignment.
Unexcused Absences are any absences from school other than those described under Excused Absences including bringing the required note after an absence. Any work missed during an unexcused absence must be made up at the teacher’s discretion; however, half credit will be given for that work.
Students missing 10 days may receive a warning notice stating the possibility of required summer classes. Students missing 20 days will be required to attend summer classes (unless absences were due to an extreme medical condition) at an additional cost.
In order to meet the educational goals each day, students and staff must adhere to a very strict time schedule. Tardiness should not be viewed lightly. To enter class late interferes with the teacher’s valuable instruction time and deprives each student minutes of learning time.
All students reporting late to school must report to the school office for a pass. This pass will be given to the teacher and allow them to enter without explanation. Students who are not in the classroom by 8:30 must report to the school office for a pass. Any student entering school after 11:00 am will be marked ½ day absent.
Excused Tardy is issued for medical appointments with doctor’s note or for family emergency.
Unexcused Tardy is issued for all other excuses not mentioned above at the discretion of the administration. Accumulation of 3 or more unexcused tardies in one marking term will result in a parent conference with the principal. Continued tardiness will result in an unexcused absence being assigned for every 3 tardies thereafter.
When early dismissal is necessary a note, stating time and reason for early dismissal, must be given to the teacher upon arrival into the classroom. Early dismissals will be considered excused or unexcused following the guidelines used for absences. Students leaving prior to 12:00 pm will be marked as ½ day absent. Parents (or designated person on the note for early dismissal) must sign the student out before leaving with the student. Students drivers leaving before dismissal will sign out before leaving. A note from a parent is still required.
DISMISSAL TIME FOR STUDENTS IN K4 THROUGH 12th GRADE IS 3:00 PM. Any student in grades K4-6 remaining at school after 3:15 p.m. will be directed to afterschool clubs and charged the applicable fee. Students in grades 7-12 remaining at school after 3:15 will be assessed $15.00 to their account for each 15 minutes or portion thereof. Students will be supervised by staff during this time. (Students participating in sports team practices are excluded.)
Each class in grades 9-12 will be assigned a class advisor to assist them with class activities and responsibilities.
9th - 11th Grades - responsible for raising funds and planning a ring ceremony and high school spring formal
12th grade - responsible for raising funds for senior class trip
Chesapeake Christian School believes that education can only take place in an atmosphere that is conducive to learning. Structure and discipline according to Christian principles are necessary to promote a quality educational experience. To promote a proper learning environment rules of conduct have been established.
RULES OF CONDUCT
- Students are to follow the rules of conduct when attending school or school related activities.
- Respect and kindness are to be shown to all staff, volunteers, and other students.
- The dress code is to be followed by all students when on school property or attending school related functions.
- Respect and care are to be given to all school/church materials and property.
- Students are to be quiet in the halls to ensure respect for classes in session.
- All food and drink items are to be consumed in the cafeteria.
- Complete all homework and classwork in the time frame given.
- Keep your hands and feet to yourself! Play fighting as well as public displays of affection are not permitted.
- Chewing gum on campus during school hours is prohibited.
PROHIBITED BEHAVIORS & ITEMS ON CAMPUS AND OFF CAMPUS
- Stealing, Cheating, Lying or Plagiarism
- Fighting/ Bullying (repeated acts of intimidation threatening the safety or self esteem of another)
- Destruction of property. Any destruction of school/church property will result in the student’s family being financially responsible for all repairs and may result in the expulsion of the student.
- Use or possession of tobacco, vaping products, alcohol, or drugs
- Weapons of any kind.
- Matches and Lighters
Cell phones and electronics must be turned off upon entering the building and placed in their locker. Students are not permitted to use these items until they are dismissed and have exited the building. First offense a verbal warning will be given. Second offense office referral and phone/electronic taken and picked up by parent at the end of the day.
Chesapeake Christian School is not responsible for lost or damaged electronics or personal items brought to school.
Chesapeake Christian School maintains the right to make a reasonable search of a student, including but not limited to backpacks, lockers, purses, and vehicles, on the school premises or on a school related trip or activity if there is a reasonable belief the student has in his/her possession an item considered to be a criminal offense under the laws of the state or a violation of school policy. The search shall be made by the principal or administrator in the presence of a third party. Any suspected controlled dangerous substances, firearms, fireworks, weapons or explosive devices found on school property may be turned over to a law enforcement agency.
*ANY STUDENT FOUND IN VIOLATION OF ITEMS 5, 6, 7, OR 8 LISTED UNDER PROHIBITED BEHAVIORS & ITEMS, AS WELL AS GIRLS WHO BECOME PREGNANT, BOYS FATHERING CHILDREN, OR STUDENTS BEING CONVICTED OF A FELONY CRIME WILL BE IMMEDIATELY DISMISSED.
ADMINISTRATION OF DISCIPLINE
Chesapeake Christian School believes that structure and discipline are conducive to a good learning environment. Teachers will use positive reinforcement and incentives to promote positive behavior. CCS has implemented a disciplinary system to help students develop good habits, and deter poor habits, which may lead to serious behavior problems. See attached copy of disciplinary note at the back of the handbook.
Students will receive a quarterly citizenship grade: O – Outstanding, S – Satisfactory, and U – Unsatisfactory.
Grades for citizenship are determined by demerits: 0 - 9 reminders with no office referrals (O - Outstanding) 10 - 24 reminders with no more than 1 office referral (S - Satisfactory) 25+ reminders (U - Unsatisfactory) a) 15 demerits for each violation of items 3 and 4 b) 20 demerits for violation of items 5, 6, 7, and 8
*ALL REMINDERS WILL BE REMOVED AT THE END OF EACH QUARTER!
*CORPORAL PUNISHMENT IS NOT IMPLEMENTED AT CHESAPEAKE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL.
The dress code and school uniform is designed to produce equality in the appearance of the student body. The uniform dress code is to be observed at all times. School uniforms are to be worn on all field trips unless otherwise specified.
GIRLS’ SCHOOL UNIFORM
All girls in K4-4th grades are required to wear a white Peter Pan collared blouse with their jumper.
All girls in 5th-12th grades are required to wear a white or blue oxford blouse with their skirt.
K4 – 4th Grade
- Plaid jumper (must touch the knee when standing upright)
- Uniform plaid or uniform navy shorts may be worn August, September, October, April, May, and June.
- White blouse (short or long sleeved), white, green, yellow or navy polo with school logo (short or long sleeved), or white or green turtleneck.
- White, dark green or navy cuffed anklet, knee socks or tights or tight-fitting, ankle length leggings – NO SPORT SOCKS.
- Navy school sweater or approved outerwear sold by CCS,
- Traditional school or dress shoes in black, brown, or navy, saddle oxfords, and tennis shoes. NO CLOGS, BOOTS or BOOT STYLE, or SANDALS!
- No bandanas or scarves.
5th - 8th Grade
- Plaid pleated kilt (must touch the knee when standing upright)
- White or blue oxford, white, green, yellow or navy polo with school logo or turtleneck (short or long sleeved) – top button may be left unbuttoned, plain white t-shirts may be worn under oxfords or polos. Shirttails must be TUCKED IN AT ALL TIMES so that the waist band is easily visible.
- White, dark green or navy cuffed anklets, knee socks, tights, or natural colored hose or tight-fitting, ankle length leggings – NO SPORT SOCKS.
- Traditional school or dress shoes in black, brown, or navy or tennis shoes. NO CLOGS, BOOTS or BOOT STYLE, or SANDALS!
- Navy school sweater or approved outerwear sold by CCS.
- No bandanas or scarves.
9th - 12th Grade
- White or light blue monogrammed oxford (short or long sleeved) with top button unbuttoned or white, green, yellow or navy polo with school logo (short or long sleeved). A plain white t-shirt may be worn underneath. Shirttails must be TUCKED IN AT ALL TIMES so that the waistband is easily visible.
- Khaki/plaid kilt (must touch the knee when standing upright).
- Oxford shirts must be worn on chapel day.
- White, dark green or navy cuffed anklets, knee socks or tights or natural colored hose or tight-fitting, ankle length leggings – NO SPORT SOCKS.
- Navy school sweater or approved outerwear sold by CCS.
- Casual dress or canvas shoes in black, brown, or navy. NO BOOTS, BOOT STYLE, SANDALS, OR ATHLETIC SHOES ARE PERMITTED.
BOYS’ SCHOOL UNIFORM
ALL BOYS ARE EXPECTED TO REMOVE THEIR HATS/HOODS UPON ENTERING THE BUILDING.
ALL boys K4 – 8th grades must wear a white or light blue oxford shirt with the school uniform tie on Chapel days.
K4 - 8th Grades
- White or light blue oxford, white, green, yellow or navy polo with school logo (short or long sleeved), or white or green turtleneck - top button of oxfords and polos may be left unbuttoned and plain white t-shirts may be worn underneath. Shirttails must be TUCKED IN AT ALL TIMES.
- Khaki slacks (K4- 8th grades may wear khaki shorts in September, October, April, May, and June). Slacks must be belted above the hip. However, belts are optional for boys in K4 & K5.
- Tan, brown, navy, or dark green socks - NO ATHLETIC STYLE SOCKS.
- Traditional school or dress shoe in black, brown, navy, or tennis shoes (NO LIGHTS). NO BOOTS or BOOT STYLE, SANDALS, OR CLOGS ARE PERMITTED.
- Navy school sweater or approved outer wear sold by designated uniform companies or CCS.
9th – 12th Grades
- White or light blue oxford (short or long sleeves); top button may be left unbuttoned. White, green, yellow or navy polo with school logo are permitted on non-chapel days. Plain white t-shirts may be worn underneath. Shirttails must be TUCKED IN AT ALL TIMES so the belt is easily visible.
- Tie of your choice to be worn on chapel days (must be in good taste with no offensive pictures or wording). Oxford shirts must be worn on chapel days; all buttons must be buttoned).
- Khaki slacks or uniform shorts belted above the hip.
- Tan, brown, navy, or dark green socks. NO ATHLETIC STYLE SOCKS.
- Casual, dress or canvas shoes in black, brown, or navy. NO BOOTS, BOOT STYLE, SANDALS, CLOGS, OR ATHLETIC SHOES ARE PERMITTED.
- Navy school sweater, or approved outer wear sold by designated uniform companies or CCS.
*ALL UNIFORM ITEMS MUST BE PURCHASED FROM THE ASSIGNED UNIFORM COMPANIES.
K4 - 4th Grades
All students may wear athletic shoes (no dark soles) on their designated gym days. Students who have the uniform plaid/khaki shorts may wear them on gym days all year long. Girls wearing their jumpers on gym days are required to wear biker shorts under their jumpers for modesty.
5th - 12th Grades
All students are required to purchase the gym uniform from the assigned uniform companies. T-shirts, shorts, gym shoes and socks are required by all; however, sweats are available if you feel your child will need them for cooler weather. Improper gym attire may result in non-participation and disciplinary action.
*ALL GYM UNIFORM ITEMS MUST BE PURCHASED FROM THE ASSIGNED UNIFORM COMPANIES.
FORMAL DRESS CODE
The following dress code is to be followed by all students and their guests when attending any formal function sponsored by the school.
- Formal or black tie attire only.
- Below the knee or floor length dresses only.
- No slits higher than the knee.
- No low cut necklines front or back.
- No form fitting dresses.
- All dresses must be approved prior to the event.
If dress code is not followed, admission to the event will be denied. The school will not assume responsibility for unacceptable attire.
CASUAL/DRESS DOWN/AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES/ DUAL ENROLLMENT ATTIRE
Girls – Bermuda length shorts, capris, blue jeans with no holes, sleeved shirt (no midriff showing).
Boys – Shorts, blue jeans with no holes, sleeved shirt
Dual Enrollment Students – when changing for college classes, attire must meet the standards for casual/dress down days.
Non-CCS After School Activities – Students not participating in CCS after school activities will not be permitted to change their clothes before leaving unless accompanied by a parent.
CHAPEL TEE DAY
The 1st chapel of each month beginning in October is Chapel Tee Day. Students may wear a chapel-tee (purchased through the school) and jeans with no holes, uniform shorts or pants. Capris are not permitted.
Extreme hairstyles and hair colors are not acceptable. The administration encourages students to maintain their natural hair color, and therefore has the final authority over what is deemed as “extreme”.
Boys must keep a neat hair cut at all times. Hair must be no longer than midway down the ears and neck and must be out of the eyes in the front. Facial hair must be neatly trimmed and groomed at all times.
Jewelry may be worn in moderation. No jewelry other than that listed below is permissible.
K4 - K5 Grades may wear one pair of stud type earrings, one finger ring, and a bracelet or necklace for medical alert only.
1st – 6th Grades may wear one pair of stud type earrings, one finger ring, one bracelet, one necklace, and a watch.
7th – 12th Grades may wear one pair of earrings. Stud type, dangles or hoops (of moderate length and size). One bracelet or watch on each wrist, one necklace, and no more than two rings on each hand.
K4 - 4th Grades - no jewelry is permitted other than that needed to indicate a medical condition. A watch is permissible.
5th - 12th Grades - may wear one watch, one bracelet, one ring and one necklace. NO EARRINGS.
MAKEUP - GIRLS ONLY
K4 - 5th Grades are not permitted to wear makeup. One color nail polish is permissible (NO BLACK).
6th – 12th Grades may wear make up in moderation. Nail polish of one color may be worn as wells as clear. No black. Makeup brought to school may be used at lunchtime or after school.
TATTOOS – ALL STUDENTS
NO VISIBLE TATTOOS (PERMANENT OR TEMPORARY).
DRIVING BY STUDENTS
Driving to school is a privilege. In order to activate and maintain that privilege the following rules must be strictly adhered to:
- Complete and return Student Driver Form.
- Speed should not exceed 15 mph on school property.
- No reckless driving.
- Park in designated space and enter building immediately.
- Students may not return to their vehicle during the school day without permission and pass obtained from the office.
- All passengers must have written permission to be transported as well as the driver must have written permission from parents to transport others.
Violations of the rules above may jeopardize your privilege to drive to school.
We pray daily for the safety of our school; however, we realize that we are part of a world where disasters occur by both human and natural means. Therefore, we have initiated emergency procedures for various occurrences.
Level l: Regular school day with all activities as scheduled.
Level 2: All inside activities as scheduled; outside activities, including field trips and after school activities, cancelled. (This would include environmental or weather concerns.)
Level 3: All students are required to remain in the classroom in a lock-down situation until conditions are safe to resume the day.
Level 4: All school activities cancelled. (School will be closed due to environmental, weather, or a government mandated order.)
In the event a government order is issued limiting movement off the campus, students will be retained on campus in a secure environment. Regular drills are conducted to practice procedures for fire and severe weather.
When coming to the school to pick up your child in the event of an emergency, you must report to the school office first. The school office will then locate your child.
Chesapeake Christian School has been abundantly blessed by God and the people of the Easton Church of God in the provision of this facility. We are committed to giving this building the utmost care and respect. In order to maintain the facility the following guidelines have been set:
- Damage or destruction of school/church property will result in restitution.
- All wall/hall decorations must be approved by the administration.
- Lockers may have pictures of an appropriate nature, a small organizer and mirror may be placed inside.
- Students are not to operate or adjust any electrical equipment in the school.
- Locker areas are to be kept in good order and appearance and are subject to random inspections.
Grades K4-12 will participate in at least 1 field trip per year as scheduled by the classroom teacher. Parent volunteers are expected to follow the written dress code provided at the time of the trip.
Fundraising is necessary to enhance the programs at CCS and to keep tuition low.
Participation of everyone is encouraged so that we do not have 10% of the people working so 100% of the people may benefit.
- PTG (Parent Teacher Group) will have fundraisers to benefit students, staff, and families of CCS.
- Classes 9 – 12 may have a fundraiser with the approval of the administration.
- Sports Boosters and other specialty groups within the school may have fundraisers with the approval of the administration.
*ALL FUNDRAISERS SHOULD BE APPROVED AND ON THE CALENDAR BY THE END OF SEPTEMBER.
Major subjects include Bible, English, Math, History, Science, and foreign language. Minor subjects are classes which meet less than 5 times per week. Students in grades K-6 will receive letter grades in all subjects, and O, S, U (outstanding, satisfactory, and unsatisfactory) for all minor subjects as well as citizenship. Students in grades 7 through 12 will receive letter grades in all subjects. Students may be retained if they have a failure in two or more major subjects.
Letter Grade Numerical Equivalent Grade Point
A 90-100 4.00
B+ 86-89 3.50
B 80-85 3.00
C+ 76-79 2.50
C 70-75 2.00
D 65-69 1.00
F 0-64 0.00
One credit is earned for successfully completing each class meeting five days per week. One half credit is earned for classes meeting less than five days per week.
Chesapeake Christian School requires 25 credits to receive a high school diploma. The following areas of study are required:
Foreign Language 2
Physical Education 1
Fine Arts 1
TOTAL CREDITS 25
The following credits are required for promotion to the next grade:
1. 9th grade – 6 credits
2. 10th grade – 12 cumulative credits
3. 11th grade – 18 cumulative credits
*Transfer students must earn a Bible credit for each year in attendance at CCS; however, a total of 25 credits are still required for graduation.
All students are required to have 100 service learning hours.
Twenty-five service learning hours are required per year for promotion to the next grade.
GUESTS OF CCS STUDENTS
CCS welcomes visitors to our school with the understanding that they must adhere to all policies and standards set in the CCS handbook. Permission for guests to attend classes must be received from the administration prior to their visit. Any guest whose appearance and/or behavior does not meet the policies and standards set may be denied admittance or asked to leave.
Homework is given to enhance, reinforce, or prepare for classroom instruction. In addition to scheduled homework, failure to complete class work may also be assigned. Incomplete class/homework will result in lower grades.
CCS has established 2 levels of academic recognition. Honor roll students will be recognized in Chapel at the end of each quarter.
- PRINCIPAL HONOR ROLL – All A’s.
- MERIT HONOR ROLL – All A’s and B’s with 1 C. Students receiving a C must have an A.
- Certificates may be issued to students showing outstanding effort but who have not achieved honor roll status.
LOST AND FOUND
Please mark clearly in permanent ink ALL student materials and clothing to ensure that missing items are claimed by their rightful owner. A LOST and FOUND department will be housed in the school office. All items (except textbooks) not claimed the last day of each month may be donated to a charitable organization.
Students are required to bring a lunch from home. Non-perishables or properly cooled items are necessary as no refrigeration is available. No glass containers should be sent to school. Grades K4 through 6th should only pack water, milk, juice and non-carbonated drinks. Milk may be ordered annually through the school office. Drinks are not available for 7th through 12th grades unless milk is ordered. Ice cream is available and may be purchased daily.
Lunch may not be ordered by students for delivery.
Hot lunch is provided on Wednesdays and Thursdays (October - April) and should be purchased in advance for the month.
Fast Food Friday lunches are provided by various local businesses. Orders are due Wednesday mornings.
No medication will be administered without the following documentation being completed:
- Parent and Physician Prescription Medication Form
- Parent and Physician Over the Counter Medication Form
The above forms are available in the school office and must be completed and signed by both parent and physician. Medications will be given as directed by the doctor.
*NO MEDICATION MAY BE BROUGHT TO SCHOOL BY A STUDENT! ALL MEDICATION MUST BE BROUGHT INTO SCHOOL BY AN ADULT AND GIVEN TO THE PROPER STAFF PERSON.
The CCS office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. If you need information outside of these hours please call the office, leave a message, and someone will return your call as soon as possible.
Please keep in mind that the office is a place of business and is very busy. Please limit your visits for business only.
Summer hours are 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
PARENT TEACHER GROUP (PTG)
Parent involvement is very important in the success of any school. All parents are encouraged to become part of PTG. PTG is designed to enhance and assist with the activities of the school.
The PTG officers will be elected by the PTG members. Term of office will be for one year. The PTG officers act under the authority of the school board.
PARKING AND TRAFFIC
Traffic flow is one way around the building; please observe and obey all traffic signs. Speed should not exceed 15 mph. Caution should be used at all times for the safety of the students.
There is ample parking at the rear and side of the building. Parking adjacent to the building is PROHIBITED! All cars should park in a way that upon leaving the space you pull forward only. This may mean waiting for the person in front of you to leave. This is especially important during drop off and pick up times. If you are not parking to drop your child off in the morning, you may use the drop off lane closest to the building. This lane is available for quick drop offs only and traffic must continue to move to avoid a traffic problem occurring on Washington Street.
Students failing 1 subject in a marking term will be placed on academic probation. Students failing 2 or more major subjects 2 consecutive terms may be dismissed from school at the discretion of the administration.
Parents will be notified by mail of their child’s academic probation.
Students entering CCS after the year has started will be placed on probation for 30 days. At the end of the probationary period, parents will be notified of his/her acceptance.
Report cards are issued 4 times a year (approximately every 9 weeks). The first 3 times report cards are received they should be reviewed by the parents, signed in the designated space, and returned to school within 1 week. The final report card is to be kept at home. No report cards will be issued at the end of the year to students with an outstanding financial obligation.
Mid-term reports will be issued 4 times during the year. These reports will be sent near the middle of each quarter. Mid-term reports are to inform parents and students of progress being made as well as areas of concern. These reports must be signed and returned the next school day.
Parents have access to Headmaster to monitor your student’s assignments and progress.
SCHOOL CLOSINGS, EARLY DISMISSALS, AND LATE OPENINGS
From time to time it becomes necessary to alter the school day because of inclement weather or emergencies. CCS makes independent decisions and does NOT follow the surrounding counties schedules. Decisions are normally made by 6:30 am for late openings. You may receive information concerning delays or closings by the following methods:
- Television Station - Channel 16 - Salisbury
- Chesapeake Christian School - 410-822-7600 (#4) - Voice mail message
- Mobile Alert
When school is delayed due to weather conditions, please monitor for additional delays or closings.
SCHOOL COLORS AND MASCOT
- Colors - Green and White
- Mascot - Crusader
Copies of all student records will be sent to the requesting institution upon receiving a written request from the new school accompanied by a signed release from the parents.
School records will not be sent if there is an outstanding financial obligation.
Graduating seniors may request up to 5 high school transcripts to be sent to 5 colleges with no fee. Additional transcripts may be sent for a fee of $3.00 each.
Students are not permitted to sell any items to staff or students on school property other than school sponsored fundraisers.
TESTS AND EXAMS
CCS administers the Stanford Achievement Test. Generally these tests are given near the beginning of April. PSAT and SAT testing for high school students is made available with the guidance counselor’s direction.
Regular testing within the classroom is done on various schedules. Normally no tests will be given on Mondays except by the mutual agreement between the teacher and students as a result of scheduling conflicts. Students are responsible for making arrangements to make up missed tests within 2 days of their return from an excused absence. Exceptions may be made in extreme situations.
Any act of academic dishonesty during a test, including talking, may result in a deduction of points on that test, exam, or quiz.
TUITION AND ENROLLMENT FEES
Application and registration fees are nonrefundable.
CCS has 2 payment plan options:
- Tuition paid in full by July 1st may receive a 5% discount on tuition as determined by the school board.
- Monthly payments may be made the 1st of each month beginning July 1st with the last payment being June 1st.
*FAMILIES MAY NOT RECEIVE BOTH A REFERRAL DISCOUNT AND THE TUITION PAID IN FULL DISCOUNT.
*ALL TUITION PAYMENTS ARE DUE THE 1st OF EACH MONTH! Any payment not received by the 10th of each month will be considered late and a late fee of $5.00 will be charged to your account. If payment has not been received by the 30th of the month an additional $10.00 will be added to your account, bringing the total late fees for the month to $15.00. Accounts 45 days in arrears are in danger of losing the privilege of attendance at CCS.
CCS accepts most major credit cards. The use of credit cards will only be accepted for payments more than $30.00.
A $20.00 fee may be charged for all returned checks. After 2 checks have been returned all future payments must be made by cash or money order.
All visitors must report to the school office upon entering the building. You will be expected to sign in and then receive a visitor’s badge before proceeding to your destination.
Family involvement is vitally important in children’s education. CCS offers several opportunities for family members to play an active role in school functions. Please contact PTG for activities, teachers for classroom help, or the school office for additional school activities. All volunteers are to adhere to dress code requirements for the activity with which they are involved. When volunteering at the school please report to the school office and pick up a volunteer badge.
CCS RECRUITMENT PROGRAM
Chesapeake Christian School offers compensation to our families who help us recruit new students, who have not previously attended CCS.
Rules for Recruitment:
1. Families of currently enrolled students may participate.
2. Discounts apply for one year as long as the recruiter and the recruited remain enrolled and their accounts are current.
3. Recruited families may also recruit other students.
How it works:
1. Recruited families receive 20% discount on tuition for one child.
2. Recruiter receives 20% discount on tuition for one child for each family recruited. (Recruit 1 family and receive 20% discount, recruit 2 families and receive 40% discount, recruit 3 families and receive 60%, etc.) Just think recruit 5 families and one of your children will receive FREE tuition!
*FAMILIES MAY NOT RECEIVE BOTH A REFERRAL DISCOUNT AND THE TUITION PAID IN FULL DISCOUNT.
CHESAPEAKE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ALTAR THE STUDENT HANDBOOK AT ANY TIME WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE. IF A CHANGE IS MADE YOU WILL RECEIVE WRITTEN NOTIFICATION STATING THE NEW POLICY TO BE IMPLEMENTED WITHIN THIRTY DAYS.
CHESAPEAKE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL OPERATES UNDER THE UMBRELLA OF THE CHURCH OF GOD OF CLEVELAND, TN AND THEIR BY-LAWS.
Revised August 2019