Session Information


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Fall 2018 Session Dates:
First day of class -- September 5th, 2018
Fall Break: October 31st, 2018 (NO CLASSES)
Last day of class -- November 14th, 2018

Class Registration and Information

Priority Teacher Registration Opens: July 30th, 2018
General Registration Opens: August 1st, 2018
Mandatory Teacher/Family Meeting: Wednesday, August 29th, 2018 (payment due)
Payment is due no later than August 29th, 2018.

Session Times


boyOur co-op runs on Wednesdays every fall and spring. We have 3 class hours each week and your children have the option to take one, two or all three classes.

Schedule

First Hour -- 11:00-12:00 PM
Lunch -- 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Second Hour -- 12:30-1:30 PM
Third Hour -- 1:40-2:40 PM

How it Works


Membership

There is no fee for joining IMPACT, however; on top of the cost of individual classes all families are are required to pay $35 per year to cover the cost of the liability insurance that the co-op carries.

Commitment

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  • Families are not required to take both Fall and Spring session classes and children are welcome to take one, two or three class hours per session. There is no make-up policy or monetary refund for missed classes and families are required to inform the board if they will be out for any given reason.
  • In the event of a planned absence, please give us at least a week’s notice so we can find a replacement. Should an unplanned absence arise, such as a sick child or family emergency, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, as soon as possible to let us know you won’t be attending.

  • Volunteering

    As a co-op every family is required to participate each week, either by teaching a class or volunteering in a classroom. During the parent meeting, you will be given your volunteer assignment. We try to observe any preferences you may have indicated during registration; however we cannot guarantee that you will get your first choice. Please direct any questions regarding volunteer hours to our Volunteer Coordinator. bricks As a a classroom volunteer, you are expected to do the following:
  • Arrive at your classroom five minutes early
  • Be prepared to help the teacher in any way that they need
  • Stay in your classroom until your class time is over
  • If the teacher does not need you, please report to our volunteer coordinator.
  • Please do not use your cell phone during class time
  • Be productive and help clean up
  • Be engaged with the students
  • If you will be absent, please contact our volunteer coordinator

  • Clean-up Crew

    All families will be required to help clean up for 4 weeks out of the session. This typically takes 30 minutes following the third hour.
  • If you are unable to complete your scheduled week to clean up, you will be rescheduled for another time. Please contact the Facilities Coordinator immediately if you will be absent.
  • On the day of your scheduled clean up, you will be given your assignment for that day. After completing your tasks, please check back in with the Facilities Coordinator before leaving. There are some days that we may be short on people and we might require you to do more than your assigned area.

  • Leaving the Property

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  • If you have to leave the property for any reason and plan on leaving your children, you must complete our Hold Harmless Agreement and have a responsible parent to be responsible for your child(ren).
  • If you have a child between the ages of 14-18, you may complete a one time hold harmless agreement and turn it into the Board per session.
  • Under no circumstances may infants be left in the nursery or preschool area when you are out of the building.
  • YOU MAY NOT LEAVE THE PROPERTY DURING YOUR SCHEDULED VOLUNTEER HOURS.

  • Class Registration

  • Individual classes have fees based on the materials needed to teach the class or the contracted amount agreed upon with the instructor. The cost of the class includes a $7 fee which helps cover the costs of running the co-op -- copies, web fees, church donation, scholarships, etc.
  • Volunteer hours are required for every parent in order to participate in this co-op. The number of classes your children participate in will determine the number of volunteer hours assigned. During your volunteer hours, you may not have any of your children with you, if they are not officially registered in the class. Exceptions will be made for young infants who are in a child carrier and are not disruptive to the class.
  • Please understand due to class maximums, preschool spots are reserved for teachers and families with older children enrolled in the co-op. We will accomodate preschool-only families on a first come basis as spots are available.
  • Class Policies


    Changing/Dropping a Class

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  • 1st & 2nd Week of Class -- Full refund -- only if dropped class remains above minimum required.
  • 3rd Week of Class (and later) -- No Refund for any dropped class -- no exceptions.
    All requests must be done through this form: Class Change Request

    Please understand that our Curriculum Coordinator works diligently with our teachers to come up with a class size that is small enough for your children to learn, yet large enough to be worth the teacher's time to teach. Many of our contracted teachers make their lively-hood teaching these classes, and we need to respect the contract we have with them.



    Dress Code

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  • Shorts mustn’t be shorter than extended fingertips down at the side.
  • Dress/Skirt length mustn’t be shorter than 4 inches above knee top.
  • Tops must cover midriff, this includes the action of raising arms.
  • Unacceptable clothing: strapless, backless dresses or tops, anything sheer and low cut. Sleeveless tops must cover bra straps.
  • Undergarments covered at all times.
  • No shirts depicting crude slogans, words, or pictures.

  • “ . . . dress modestly, with decency and propriety.” I Timothy 2:9

    Attendance Policy

    In an effort to keep our families as healthy as possible, please keep your children home if they have any apparent signs of illness. There is no make-up policy or monetary refund for missed classes. In classes requiring homework, it is the responsibility of the parent or student to obtain missed lessons. With that being said, it is important you and your family realize this is a commitment and we ask you to do your best in attending each week.

    Sickness Policy

    sick The following is a list of guidelines that we ask you observe to keep us all safe. Please keep your child home with any of the following symptoms and/or illnesses:
  • Fever greater than 100°
  • Vomiting within the last 36 hours
  • Runny nose (color other than clear)
  • Questionable rashes
  • Croup
  • Diarrhea
  • Impetigo
  • Active Chicken Pox
  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
    If your child is being treated with antibiotics, he/she should be on the medication for at least 24 hours before c coming to Co-Op. We realize that some symptoms hang on long after the child is no longer contagious. Please let us know if your child has a continually-clear runny nose or non-contagious rash due to allergies. If your child is sick, please err on the side of caution and let us know you won't be attending. Remember, some of our families do not have health insurance and it is our desire to not add the extra burden of a sick child if it can be prevented. We want to keep all of our families healthy and happy. Thank you so much for your consideration.

    Building Policy

    Please do not contact the church offices regarding co-op issues. IMPACT operates independently from the church. We use their facilities, but we have no affiliation with them. sparksnaz
  • Only use the designated entrances. Do not prop open any doors, or let anyone in through the side entrances.
  • No running or shouting while in the building.
  • Please keep your children from climbing in the trees or on the handrails.
  • Scooters, skateboards, roller skates, etc. are not to be used on church property.
  • Food and drinks need to be consumed in the kitchen or hospitality area. Water bottles are allowed in the gym and classrooms.
  • Vending machines, refrigerators, and other church appliances may not be used without prior approval from the director.
  • Do not park in the first row of parking spots adjacent to the sidewalk/grassy area. These spots are to be reserved for church business only.
  • Please cleanup after yourself and your children. Our goal is to leave the building in better condition than it was when we arrived.
  • Parent Frequently Asked Questions


    While we have no membership fee each class has tuition and every family is responsible for a $35 insurance fee per year.
    Registration is held online, not in person. Once general registration is open you will go to the class pages to register. Once you register and class registration is available to you you will find a blue register button on the class page.
    Yes. If an exception needs to be made you need to contact a board member ASAP.
    No. Payments are due at the mandatory meeting each session..
    Yes!  We offer classes for children from K through high school (ages ranges 5-18).  We also have a nursery and preschool available for siblings.
     You may take 1 , 2 or 3 classes. We do suggest that families try to participate in all three hours so that children are able to get to know other students better.
    Absolutely! All families are welcome at IMPACT regardless of their homeschooling style.
     Only in extreme cases will an exception be made to the age range of a class. Although they may really want to take the class, we have worked together with the teacher to set an age range for specific reasons and exceptions will rarely be made.
    The enjoy a break! Parents often read, work on curriculum or other tasks, hang out with the other parents discussing homeschooling ideas or experience with one another. They may even pick up extra volunteer time, as needed! Typically, parents must stay on property.
    Teachers, parents, and students should dress neatly, modestly, and also appropriately for the weather. Shorts mustn’t be shorter than extended fingertips down at the side. Dress/Skirt length mustn’t be shorter than 4 inches above knee top. Tops must cover midriff, this includes the action of raising arms. Unacceptable clothing includes: strapless, backless dresses or tops, anything sheer and low cut. Sleeveless tops must cover bra straps. No Shirts depicting crude slogans, words, or pictures. Undergarments covered at all times.
    Participation in the co-op is a 11-12 week commitment, and depends upon the active participation of all members to ensure a positive experience for all families. Therefore, parents and children are expected to attend co-op meetings every week, except in cases of sickness, travel, or a family emergency. We ask all families to be careful not to schedule appointments or other activities during co-op mornings since an absent teacher or student can be disruptive to the program.
    Absolutely! Families can register for one or both of our sessions.
    No. Parents must remain on property with their child with the exception of an approved hold harmless agreement and another adult on property willing to take responsibility for your children.
    When your child is sick you need to contact the volunteer coordinator as soon as possible. Posting on Facebook or calling/texting any person other than the volunteer coordinator is not acceptable and may disrupt that days classes.

    Ready to Join?

    Joining a co-op can be inspirational, exciting and fun. It can also be overwhelming and time consuming. Before making a decision to join one of our sessions we urge you to please look through the website and understand the commitment and what is required of your family each session. You need to agree to the following:
    ✔   I have read and agree to the terms listed in the IMPACT Parent Information Packet.

    ✔   I understand that my family will be required to follow the IMPACT policies at all times.
    ✔   I understand that I will be required to volunteer each week.

       I agree to helping the clean-up crew 4 times per session.
    ✔   I understand that I may not leave my child during co-op without an approved hold harmless agreement.

       I understand that I will need to register my child(ren) for classes and pay the tuition in full by the parent meeting held the week prior to the first week of classes.

    Register Family

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