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Legacy Policies and Expectations

 

General Policies

Parent Absence Policy
Visitor Policy
Behavior and Conduct Code
Legacy Boundaries
Dress Code

Classes

Canceled Classes
Class Enrollment
Class Observation
Tuition Payment
Dropping Classes

Communication

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GENERAL POLICIES AT LEGACY

As a cooperative organization, all parents are responsible to enforce co-op rules and expectations. This plays a vital role in ensuring a high standard is maintained for conduct, attitude, and safety at our co-op. Legacy students benefit immensely from the presence and influence of our dedicated parents on-site each week.

 

Legacy policy requires that a parent or permanent legal guardian remain within Legacy boundaries the entire time his or her child(ren) are at Legacy. Extended family members are not allowed to come in place of a parent other than pursuant to the Parent Absence Policy, defined below. Parents assume full responsibility for their child(ren) at all times while at Legacy, and will be contacted if disciplinary problems arise. Sitting in a car or dropping off child(ren) is not allowed.

 

Parent Absence Policy: : In order to limit the number of classes a student may need to miss due to unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances beyond a family’s control, the Parent Absence Policy has been put in place. This policy allows each family up to three exemptions per school year for reasons deemed sufficient to the family requesting the exemption. A Parent Absence is defined as any instance in which someone other than one of the parents or permanent legal guardians listed on the Registration Contract has responsibility for the any of the children listed on the Registration Contract for all or part of a day at Legacy, and each instance must be documented as one of the three allowed absences.

 

Please be aware of the following steps you must follow in order to send your children with an alternative adult temporary caregiver up to three times per school year. Please ensure that your children are fully aware of to whom they are accountable in your absence.

 

Undocumented absences, more than three absences per school year, and/or failure to provide for the completion of your co-op job during your absence will jeopardize your privilege to participate in this co-op. For this reason, we cannot stress enough the need for discernment in applying this exemption to your family's situation. For ongoing medical situations or other extenuating circumstances, please contact the Legacy Board.

 

Illness: Sick or contagious students and/or family members may not attend Legacy.

 

Visitor Policy: Visitors to Legacy are required to sign in at the Information Desk, receive and wear a name tag, and follow all Legacy policies. A visitor is anyone who is not listed on a current Legacy Registration Contract (this includes Running Start students and Legacy Alumni).

 

Eating Areas: Families are encouraged to eat together, and each family is responsible for cleaning up after themselves. Eating will not be permitted in the classrooms unless scheduled by the teacher.

 

Emergency Procedures: In case of a fire, alarms will sound and all children should be evacuated in a quiet and orderly manner along assigned routes through clearly marked exits to safe areas away from the building. Please do not run. All classes must remain together with their teacher and facilitator. A Board member will notify teachers and facilitators when it is safe to re-enter the building. Should we be unable to enter the building again, teachers and facilitators must remain with their classes until parents locate their children. In the event of an earthquake, everyone should immediately get under a table and assume the duck and cover position. It is important that you stay away from any windows and remain in the room until given further instructions. In the event of a non-evacuation emergency, please listen for complete instructions. We will have unannounced emergency drills throughout the year.

 

Conflict Resolution: Legacy participants are expected to keep communication open and solve areas of conflict by using principles of peacemaking from Matthew 18:15-17, discussing any concerns directly with the parties involved, with gentleness and grace. For unresolved, persistent, or serious issues that involve Legacy, the Board is available to facilitate discussion and may be made aware of specific behaviors which have raised your concern. This should be done in writing and must include your name and contact information. Anonymous complaints will not be considered.

 

Courteous Behavior: All parents and children are to treat other parents, teachers, students, and our host facility/staff with courtesy and respect at all times. This includes, but is not limited to, cleaning up after themselves, not talking loudly in areas where classes are in session, and not running in the building. When in the Lunch Room/Student Center, please be courteous of other students or families completing their work. In addition, the following rules apply to building use at CBC:

Punctuality: Students are expected to come to class on time (5 minutes before class begins, but no more than 10 minutes early) and prepared with completed assignments and all required books and materials.

 

Cell Phone Use: Cell phone use is not allowed during class; this includes text messaging. Please silence your cell phone during class. Any student using a cell phone in class may have their phone confiscated by the teacher or facilitator until the end of class.

 

Conduct and Dress Codes: In order to maintain a God-honoring academic environment, all teachers, parents, and children are expected to adhere to Legacy’s conduct and dress codes while on campus or participating in Legacy events.

 

Conduct Code
Parents are responsible for their children at all times.

Consequences for the above will be determined on an individual basis.

 

Designated Legacy Boundaries: All parents and children are required to remain inside of Legacy boundaries at all times. DO NOT use areas of the church that CBC has not invited Legacy to use. Offices, empty classrooms, and areas of the building beyond the separating fire doors, including the Welcome Center and Worship Center are off limits, unless otherwise designated. No loitering in the restrooms. The parking lot is off limits except to return or retrieve items to or from the car.

Consequences for boundary/location violations are applicable to all parents and children. Verbal warnings will be given for the first offense. Consequences for subsequent offenses will be determined at the discretion of the Legacy Board, and may include the constant parental supervision of the child, the immediate loss of one Parent Off-Site Absence (for parental infractions), being required to immediately leave the Legacy campus for the remainder of the day, or jeopardizing the family’s continued participation in Legacy.

 

Dress Code
(Does not apply to children under age 5.)
Clothing should be modest whether sitting, standing, or in motion as defined below (including physical education classes).

Consequences are applicable to all teachers, parents, and children. Verbal warnings will be given for the first two offenses and the offender will be required to promptly adhere to the dress code either with their own clothing or with clothing provided by Legacy. Any subsequent offenses will require the offender to immediately leave campus for the remainder of the day.

 

 

CLASSES AT LEGACY

 

Legacy Homeschool Center is not a school and does not maintain student transcripts. It is the parents’ responsibility to maintain transcripts for their own children.

 

Legacy Teachers: Each teacher must ascribe to our Statement of Faith and Mission Statement and submit to a Washington State Patrol Criminal History Background Check. While Legacy does its best to screen teachers for qualifications, we recognize that teaching style and personality vary among teachers and we do not guarantee satisfaction with any particular teacher or class. Parents are encouraged to discuss concerns with the teacher before contacting the Board. For unresolved complaints based on personality or style, please withdraw quietly from the class without spreading dissension among other co-op families. For unresolved issues which are more serious in nature, please inform the Board of specific behaviors which have raised your concern, keeping in mind the need for discretion when discussing issues with others at Legacy.

 

Canceled Classes: Classes may be canceled at any time at the Board’s discretion. If class is canceled due to teacher’s absence, children may be sent to the Lunch Room/Student Center. In the event of class cancellation/teacher absence, reasonable effort will be made to notify parents prior to class time. Teachers work many hours outside the classroom; therefore, if class(es) are canceled, tuition will not be refunded.

 

Class Enrollment: Only students enrolled in the class are eligible to participate in class; auditing (attending without paying tuition) is not permitted. Students must obtain approval to register for classes outside their grade/age range (please see Downloads and Forms). Parents are welcome and highly encouraged to sit in their child(ren)'s class; however, parents are not eligible to enroll in classes. Parents who wish to sit in their student's class are encouraged to make alternative arrangements for their other child(ren) not enrolled in the class.

 

Class Observation: A class being considered for future enrollment may be observed one time with prior teacher approval. This teacher approval must be received before class begins to minimize class interruptions. A student may not observe class without their parent also present in the class. The student is to observe the class, not participate. All observers to a class are expected to quietly sit in the back or off to the side of the class. The teacher and/or facilitator will ask any disruptive observers to leave the class.

 

Class Visitors: Guests to Legacy (those not considering future enrollment, such as out of town relatives) may visit a class with prior teacher approval. Visitors younger than 13 must be accompanied by an adult. It is up to the teacher to decide whether the visitor may participate in any class activities. Each teacher has the authority to allow or deny class visitors/observers at their discretion.

 

Nursery: Childcare is available for children (age two and under as of September 1) of teachers and facilitators only, and only during the hour(s) they are in class. A one-time supply fee is due on the first day of Legacy in September. Please notify the Board if you will be using this service, and for which hour(s).

 

Wait Lists: We cannot guarantee you will get the class(es) you request; however, each full class will maintain a wait list. You may not be confirmed in a class and remain on the wait list for a different class during the same hour. Students’ names will be randomly selected to fill classes and wait lists. Legacy reserves the right to prioritize enrollment of upperclassmen.

 

Tuition Payment: Pay tuition for classes on time. Payment must be turned in to the Processing Center at Legacy on or before the Tuition Due dates indicated on the Legacy Calendar. Late payments will incur a late fee of $20 per family per week for the first two offenses each school year, $40 per week for three or more offenses in one school year (September-June). Please email the Processing Center at info@legacyhc.org in case of unplanned absences on Tuition Due dates. The tuition check is made payable to Legacy Homeschool Center. Cash payments must be given directly to a processor. Please do not give checks or cash directly to the teacher. Registration fees, materials fees, and first month’s tuition are nonrefundable. A portion of pre-paid tuition may be refundable. School district funds may not be used to pay for tuition, fees, and/or registration, or for the reimbursement thereof.

 

Dropping Classes: Please register your child(ren) for classes with the intention of participating from September to June. While situations occasionally make it necessary to drop a class mid-year, please keep in mind that this may have a negative impact on the teacher and the other students in the class. If you choose to drop any classes, you must file an Add/Drop Request form with the Processing Center. If you drop a class, your prepaid, final month’s tuition will be applied as a drop fee for the four week period from the date that you give notice to the Processing Center. Your child is not permitted to attend the dropped class during this four week period. If you are withdrawing from Legacy entirely, please notify the Processing Center by emailing info@legacyhc.org.

 

COMMUNICATION AT LEGACY

 

Bulletin: The Legacy Bulletin will be sent out via email by Thursday each week Legacy is in session. Please read it completely for important updates and notification of upcoming events. If you are a current Legacy family and you are NOT receiving the bulletin, please inform the Board at info@legacyhc.org. The Bulletin will also be posted in the Main Hallway near the mailboxes; please check this area and the whiteboard weekly for announcements.

 

Family Mailbox Folders: Family Mailbox Folders are located in the Main Hallway as a convenience for co-op participants to communicate co-op related information and to distribute approved literature. Mailboxes are not to be used for solicitation. Please check with the Board before distribution of material via the mailboxes. Legacy Homeschool Center is not responsible for the loss of any property distributed through or left in mailboxes. Family schedules must be filled out with current cell numbers and parent/child locations for each hour and remain in Family Mailbox Folder to assist in locating parents/students as needed.

 

Facebook: The Legacy Facebook page (www.facebook.com/legacyhc) will post information about important dates and upcoming events. Like us on Facebook to receive up to date notifications. Current Legacy families may also join the Legacy Homeschool Center Facebook Group by emailing info@legacyhc.org with the email address associated with their Facebook account and requesting to be added. This group is a place to share information about homeschooling education and enrichment opportunities and sell/exchange textbooks and curriculum.

 

Bulletin Board Policy/Disclaimer: A bulletin board in the Main Hallway is available for notification and communication of homeschool information among co-op participants. Items included on the bulletin board do not necessarily constitute Legacy Board endorsement or promotion. As a nonprofit organization, we are prohibited by law from the “carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation,” neither shall we “participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office.”

 

Winter Weather Closure Policy: In case of inclement weather, check the Legacy web site at www.legacyhc.org and the Legacy Facebook page for closure information.

 

Emergency Contact: We are independent of the church’s operation and ask that you do not call CBC regarding Legacy matters. Please address all inquiries to Board members via email to info@legacyhc.org.

 

JOBS AT LEGACY

 

Each family will be required to fulfill assigned job(s) and be available to provide additional assistance if needed. Families that are enrolled in classes for 1-2 class periods will be assigned one job. Families that are enrolled in classes for 3-5 class periods will be assigned two jobs. Jobs that are assigned include janitorial, setup, cleanup/restoration, monitoring, and facilitating. Although we strive to assign jobs in keeping with your schedule and other requests, all jobs will be assigned based on the needs of Legacy. Please understand that your particular job may require you to be at Legacy up to 30 minutes before or after your student’s class(es). This means that if you are assigned a setup or cleanup/restoration job at the beginning or end of the day, your responsibilities may extend beyond the beginning or end of class time.

 

If you are unable to fulfill your assigned job due to an absence, it is YOUR responsibility to find a replacement so that your job will be completed.  If you drop a class and will no longer be at Legacy for the hour that your job is scheduled, you are required to fulfill your job until a replacement is found, or you are given a new job. You will be contacted concerning your job(s) prior to the start of classes in the fall.

 

 

IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF PARENTS TO ADHERE TO THESE POLICIES AND TO ENFORCE THEM WITH THEIR CHILDREN.

FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE POLICIES WILL JEOPARDIZE YOUR FAMILY'S PRIVILEGE TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS CO-OP.

THE LEGACY BOARD RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DENY PARTICIPATION TO ANY FAMILY OR STUDENT.

 

2017-2018 Policies - Last updated 7/28/2017