Guidelines - Teachers
Every effort will be made to have two adults in each classroom at all times. Similarly, one adult should never be alone with one child who is not his or her own child.
When a child is escorted to the restroom, the adult is to wait
outside for the child, and then return him or her to class.
Teachers will strive to work with parents in a cooperative manner, communicating freely, respectfully and often with them.
Teachers will review all of the Student Profiles for their classes, and will contact parents or a steering committee member with any questions raised by them.
Teachers will provide a syllabus or course description before or at the start the co-op year. Expectations will be made clear to parents and students up front as much as possible. When appropriate (all school age classes under 6th grade), teachers will communicate weekly assignments to parents via email. Children in 6th grade and up will be expected to maintain an assignment notebook, of which teachers will facilitate the use of.
Teachers are expected to choose classroom material in such a way that is consistent with the vision of the co-op and with biblical principles. Assistance in this is available from the Steering Committee. If there is any doubt or question, please check first.
Classrooms or work areas will be picked up at the end of each period, and any spills (from food, art…) need to be cleaned thoroughly.