Policies & Procedures
Weather policy: If either Union Co. or Mecklenburg Co. public schools are closed due to weather, we will not meet. If schools are delayed, we will delay by 2 class periods (Shanan board reserves the right to change weather policy.)
We hope that your teen will profit both academically and socially from Shanan Tutorials. To help the Tutorials program run smoothly, and for the student to benefit from these classes, we ask the following:
Make sure your teen:
--Is respectful toward tutors, fellow students, volunteers, and church staff at Spirit of Joy.
--Abides by church rules, respects the church property, and the property or possessions of others. Vandalism is not tolerated.
--Attends Study Hall in the designated areas when on campus and not in class.
--Dresses according to the dress code: blouses, knit shirts, button-down shirts (long enough that they could be tucked in), pants, modest shorts, skirts. T-shirts are fine: however, they should not contain vulgar or offensive sayings (Maintain Biblical standards). Modest, neat, and tasteful appearance please.
--Is willing to do his or her best to attend all classes, fulfill the assignments given by the tutor, prepare for class, and participate in class discussions.
--Checks email account frequently for those tutors who stay in contact via email.
--Contacts the tutor if he or she is absent to find out what assignments were missed.
--Understands that the Tutorial program is only a supplemental learning experience to enhance the educational program provided at each home school.
--Arrives on time for classes. (Parents should make sure students arrive on time.)
--Completes all of their work with integrity. Cheating will not be tolerated and will result in disciplinary action.
--Does not use tobacco (in any form including vaping), alcoholic beverages, pornographic materials, hallucinogenic drugs and substances, marijuana, or narcotics. Students may not share prescription or nonprescription drugs.
--Is not engaging in gambling in any form.
--Is not participating in discrimination against or harassment of others on a basis of race, national origin, gender, or disability. This includes no jokes regarding Covid-19 or other illness.
--Does not bring weapons of any kind (including utility or pocket knives) on Spirit of Joy property (including building and parking lot).
--Is not a part of any kind of humiliating acts, verbal threats of violence, cyberbullying, physical attack, or inappropriate sexual advances directed toward another person.
--Does not use profane language.
--Remains on Spirit of Joy property. Students leaving for lunch must sign in and out at the front desk. Parents must sign Google forms permission slip for students to leave campus with peers who drive.
Additional Policy Items:
--Cellphone use in the classroom is prohibited unless explicitly approved by the teacher/board and is being used for educational purposes only. Shanan staff/tutors are not responsible for cellphones.
--Photographs/video/audio recordings taken anywhere on school property must have written permission from all parties seen or heard.
--ANY posts to social media which include other Shanan students, tutors, administrators, volunteer parents, or any person outside their immediate family, require written consent from all parties involved.
Parents Or Guardians must:
--Review curriculum prior to enrollment to ensure it aligns with the expectations, rigorousness, and worldview of your homeschool. Any individualization of materials may be done at home by the parents. Tutors will maintain consistent progress through curriculum for the continuity of the class.
--Make payment for registration and classes on time; pay for all books and supplies requested by the tutor.
--Support the efforts of the tutor to provide instruction to the student. The Tutorials program is a collaborative effort between parents and tutors; therefore, parents must remain engaged with the educational process.
--Parents are the primary teachers for their student. The instruction offered through the Tutorials program is only intended to supplement the work done through the curriculum at home.
--Parents must physically supervise the taking of any tests that are sent home to maintain the integrity we expect of the students. For an accurate assessment of the student's knowledge, parents are expected to follow the tutor's guidelines for test taking.
--Drop off and pick up non-driving students on time. The hours are 8:00 am - 2:45 pm. Students cannot be left alone at Spirit of Joy, therefore, must be promptly picked up at 2:45.
**Failure to comply with above policies will result in disciplinary action. If at any time your teen is disobedient, disrespectful, cheating, has excessive unexcused absences, or fails to do the assignments required, a phone conference with the parents and a review of the situation will occur. Upon review, the Shanan Tutorials Board reserves the right to dismiss non-compliant students from the Tutorials program without refund.**
Additional Notes: While it is our hope to meet your students face-to-face and in a mask-free classroom setting, we don't know what the future brings. We follow our church and the government guidelines which may include masks and distancing. If necessary, we will be prepared to successfully conduct virtual classes. The registration fees and tuition payments payable to Shanan Tutorials, LLC are non-refundable whether we meet in person or are required to shift to distance learning. If a class is cancelled for other reasons, such as low enrollment, the fees will be refunded. No partial refund will be given for early withdrawal. Parents are responsible to pay for the full course as the tutor has prepared and counted on the attendance of enrolled students for the year.