Coming alongside families to raise up a generation of well-educated  warriors for Christ
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mportant dates for 2017–2018


September 1st           Second payment due to
teachers
September 7th           First day of classes
September 28th         Jeans & Pizza Day
September 28th         Student Council begins

October 1st              Third payment due
October 12th             Roller Skating Party 4-6:
October 19th             Picture Day / teacher
evaluations go out
October 26th             Jeans & Pizza Day / Face
painting

November 1st           Fourth payment due to teachers
November 16th         Graduation meeting
November 23rd         No classes/Thanksgiving 
November 30th         Jeans & Pizza Day/ Picture
Retake Day
December 7th           Christmas Craft Day
December 14th         Jeans & Pizza Day
December 21nd        No classes/Christmas break
December 28th          No classes/Christmas break

January 4th               Classes Resume
January 18th             Speech Presentations
January 25th             Second semester begins
January 25th              Jeans & Pizza Day/Snowman
Contest

February 1st                Fifth payment due to teachers
February 8th                Craft Day / nursing home visit
February 15th               Roller Skating Party 4:00-6:
00 PM
February 22nd               Pizza & Jean
Day/Graduation meeting

March 1st                      Final payment due to
teachers
Home School Olympics – every lunch period in March

March 22nd                    Talent Show/Drama
Presentation
March 29th                     Jeans & Pizza Day

April 12th                       Open House
April 19th                       Registration Day
April 20th                       Spring Fling
April 26th                       Jeans & Pizza Day

May 10th                       Graduation rehearsal
May 17th                       Last day of classes/
Celebration
May 18th                      Graduation

                             STUDENT GUIDELINES & GENERAL RULES

Students who attend the Parent-Teacher Co-op must practice good Christian behaviors and habits.  Students who have been
expelled from traditional schools will not be allowed to join the Co-op at the discretion of the PTC staff.  As Christians, our goal
should be to obey Scripture and, whether in word or deed, to do all to the glory of God.  Since the ultimate end of all Bible-
centered education is to grow in wisdom and virtue, we require all students to exhibit the following
minimal personal virtues:

•        Kindness
•        Truthfulness
•        Courtesy toward others and respect for all property rights
•        Punctuality in attendance and work
•        Respect for and obedience to those in authority
•        Diligence in effort and attention
•        Moral purity including abstinence from drugs, alcohol & sexual activities in all areas of life.

Dress Code: (For students 5th-12th grades & student visitors)  
        
As Christians, we have a responsibility to create an atmosphere that encourages academic excellence, and upholds an
excellent testimony to others.  Student appearance should be modest and in good taste so as not to offend or draw undue
attention to oneself. Therefore, the following dress code has been established:

Boys: Khaki pants or dress pants (no jeans – including blue, gray, stone washed or faded; no baggies or skinny jeans; no
sports pants; and no sweat pants.)  Knee length shorts are
permissible.  Shirts must have at least short sleeves. Earrings, chokers and chains should not be worn – only watches are
allowed.  No visible piercing.  Hats must not be worn in the church.  No makeup (e.g. Eyeliner, etc) can be worn on class
premises.

Girls: Khaki style pants or dress pants (no jeans – including blue, gray, stone washed or
faded; no baggies; no sports pants; no sweat pants; no skin tight pants whether jeans (jean day) or dress pants.) Skirts and
shorts must be knee length if worn.  Shirts must not be tight fitting or have low neck lines.  No bare-midriffs, even when arms
are raised.   Leggings are not considered pants and should be worn under skirts that are at least knee length.  Only ear
piercing are acceptable.

All students: No slogans or pictures on clothing.  College or school names, store brands,
Christian or homes school related shirts/sweatshirts ARE acceptable. Goth attire is NOT
acceptable. No extreme hair styles or extreme coloring allowed. No exposed under clothing. No visible tattoos. No coats to be
worn in the classroom.

Disciplinary Action to be taken for failure to comply with the above dress code:
1. The first two weeks of class, warnings will be given, along with a call home to a parent.
2. Beginning the third week of classes, infraction notices will be given.
3. If a third infraction notice is needed, the student will not be allowed to attend class without an assigned uniform.  This
uniform must also be worn on jean days.  
“Let your moderation be known unto all men.  The Lord is at hand.”  Philippians 4:5    


Cheating Policy:
If a student is suspected of cheating on homework a teacher will discuss it with the student and then call the parents.  If
cheating can be proved beyond a reasonable doubt, an infraction notice will be sent and the teacher has the option of scoring
the paper a zero. If cheating is suspected on a test, the procedure is the same as above.  If cheating is proven, the test
receives a zero and student must meet with parent, teacher, and a staff member to discuss severity of the event.The second
time cheating occurs the student will be dismissed from PTC for the remainder of the
year and will not be allowed to participate in any activities. The class fees will still need to be paid for the entire year.

If a student receives three infraction notices in a semester, he or she must meet with a parent, the teachers, and a staff
member.  A student may be dismissed for three infraction notices in a semester at the discretion of the staff.

Lunch:  
Students & parents who stay during the lunch break may bring their own sack lunches.  
There will be a designated room for lunch.   No hot lunch will be provided.   Students may not leave the premises during lunch,
unless under direct supervision of parent on premise. Students may not be in the parking lot or in cars except for arrival or
departure.

Prompt Arrival and Departure:  
Students should be picked up promptly after their classes are finished and should not be dropped off more than ten minutes
before their first class.  If the child is 4th grade or younger, the parent must be with him/her in study hall. If a student is not in a
class,
they must be in the supervised study hall.  

Electronic Equipment:  
Cell phones must be put away, silenced and only used for emergency purposes and not during class time. All Mp3 players, I-
Pods, CD players and hand held games are allowed only during study hall.

Illegal Substances
Students should not have in their possession anything illegal or prohibited under Michigan law, including E-Cigarettes.

Home School Legal Defense
PTC is part of Home School Legal Defense.  If you would also like to become part HSLDA you can have a discounted rate by
filling in our group number on the application form.  
Please Note:   The Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) has suggested that no more that three (3) core classes
be taken outside the home.The PTC group number is 210019.

Bad weather policy:  
If weather conditions warrant canceling classes an email will be sent to all families by 7:00 am.  It will also be announced on
WOOD TV under Banner of Christ Church. In case of tornado warning, students will be moved to a safe location. Parents are
welcomed to pick
up their students, but it is not necessary.
                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
Rev.
3/2016