Guidelines - Parents
Parents are responsible for the behavior of their children. Therefore, a parent must be present and aware of where their children are and what they are doing.
If a parent has received permission for his or her child to attend co-op alone, that parent must assign another present adult to be responsible for his or her child.
Parents are expected to participate in the co-op (hence the term cooperative). Everyone should be doing something to assist in some way. If parents are unwilling to contribute, they could jeopardize their children’s spot in co-op, and will be approached by a member of the steering committee in regards to the same.
Children will not be registered for co-op until their parents sign up for a spot in which to help.
If you are unable to attend co-op for any day, see Teacher /Parent Absentee Policy
Parents will strive to work with each other in a cooperative manner, dealing with any problems that are brought to their attention in a timely and respectful way.
Parents will endeavor to remember that we all approach
the education of our children from slightly different perspectives, and we are all volunteers in this effort. Please give teachers some latitude and grace, and discuss any concerns directly with them, if necessary.
Parents will complete a Student Profile for each of their
children before the start of co-op, in an effort to provide teachers with important information, such as what the family’s expectations are of the co-op (Is this counted academic work or strictly enrichment? Will you be requiring your child to complete assigned work
assignments?), as well as behavioral or medical issues of note for the child.
Parents will check their emails for general co-op updates and weekly messages from teachers, understanding that most communication will occur this way.
One of the “co-operation jobs” for parents is clean-up at the close of co-op. We need to leave the church facility better than we found it.