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Physical address: 4445 Highway 101, Florence, OR 97439
Mailing address: PO Box 3000, Florence, OR 97439
Awaken a love for God, a desire for learning, and an orientation toward service to others.
God is the source of all knowledge and wisdom and He expresses His will for us in the Bible. Shoreline
Christian School is established as a service of the Florence Seventh-day Adventist Church to the
families and children of the Florence area.
We believe that staff, parents, and children working together will produce the highest levels of academic,
spiritual, and character development within a quality Christian educational setting. We provide
an educational experience in a safe and encouraging atmosphere with many opportunities for the
balanced development of our students.
It is our purpose to provide a Christ-centered academic environment where students are nourished
spiritually, intellectually, socially, physically, and emotionally. We believe that while knowledge of
facts and the ability to think are necessary for a person to succeed in life, they are not all-inclusive.
True success in life includes a positive outlook on life, which comes from a complete faith in God
and acceptance of His love.
Faculty and students begin each morning with a worship/devotional period. This is an important time
for prayer, singing, sharing, and community building. Bible class is taught as part of the regular curriculum.
Twice a year a Week in Spiritual Emphasis (WISE) is conducted by special speakers or the
Adventist schools promote lifetime learning and service to prepare students for academic excellence,
civic leadership, and moral and spiritual strength. Students and faculty will participate in community
service projects and civic events.
The Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Colleges, and Universities, Inc., The
National Council for Private School Accreditation, and Northwest Association of Accredited Schools
are the organizations that provide accreditation for Shoreline Christian School.
Bible Mathematics Language Social Studies
English Science Reading Physical Education
Spelling Music Handwriting Art
Textbooks for Bible and Science are published by the Seventh-day Adventist Educational System.
Other textbooks from national publishing companies are chosen by the North Pacific Union Conference
Curriculum Committee to comply with the philosophy and values of the Seventh-day Adventist
Extra-curricular activities are available through the Siuslaw School District and other resources.
It is difficult for a student to grow academically and function successfully in school if attendance is
sporadic. Therefore, punctual and regular attendance at school is required. Upon returning to school
after an absence, students must present a note signed by their parent listing the dates and the reason
for the absence, or the parent may speak with the teacher directly. Failure to make appropriate
arrangements could lead to make-up work not being accepted. Excessive absences may result in a
student being asked to withdraw.
The following attendance regulations apply:
By state law, the only valid excuses for absence from school are a student illness, death in the immediate
family, or medical or dental appointments.
When possible, medical and dental appointments should be scheduled outside of school hours.
Shoreline Christian School administration understands that families may need to withdraw students
for periods of time during regular school session. Although family activities are supported, these absences
could impede student progress and place undue hardship on the teacher as well as the student.
If it is not possible to plan family activities during scheduled breaks or vacation times, please give
the teacher at least one week’s notice. This will allow the teacher to plan a program for the student to
complete schoolwork ahead of time or to make-up the schoolwork upon returning to school.
No student may leave the school during school hours unless permission is granted by the parent and
teacher. Parents should write a note stating the reason for leaving early and send it with the student
the day permission is requested, or the parent may inform the teacher directly.
After four unexcused absences in a quarter, the student and parent may be asked to meet with the
teacher and School Board chairperson, or to write a letter to the teacher and school board explaining
Shoreline Christian School is an elementary school (grades K through 8) owned and operated by the
Florence Seventh-day Adventist Church that serves the greater Florence and Mapleton area’s families
who desire a Christian education for their children. The school is located within the Seventh-day
Adventist Church facility located at 4445 Highway 101 in Florence.
School Contact Information
You may contact the school during school hours. If you get the answering machine, please leave a
message. Someone will return your call. If you have an EMERGENCY, call 541-997-5909 (school).
Street address: 4445 Highway 101, Florence, Oregon
Mailing address:PO Box 3000, Florence, Oregon 97439
The School Board meets at 6:00 P.M. on the second Tuesday of each month at the Florence Seventhday
Adventist Church. Meetings are open to parents and constituent church members.
Home and School Association
The Home and School Association serves to draw the home, church, and school closer together into
a positive working relationship that fosters a cooperative and understanding spirit of the school’s
program. Parents are encouraged to actively participate in Home and School Association sponsored
activities. The Home and School Association meets once per quarter, or as necessary.
Parent-Teacher (P/T) Conferences
Student success is best achieved in an environment of friendly collaboration enhanced by open
communication between the parents and teacher. To promote this positive climate, parent-teacher
conferences are scheduled twice a year. The P/T conference allows for the addressing of teacher and
family concerns, specific student successes and needs, and the development of a plan for motivating
and encouraging each student’s continued growth. If needed, additional conferences may be scheduled
with an appointment by parent or teacher.
Shoreline Christian School promotes and encourages a healthful lifestyle based on good habits developed
early in life.
An adequate, nutritious diet is of special importance for the growing child. Students should start
each day with a nutritious breakfast and bring a healthful lunch. The use of products containing excessive
sugar or sugar substitutes, artificial color, and preservatives are discouraged. Caffeinated
drinks (soft drinks, energy drinks, tea, coffee) are not allowed at school or on field trips.
Daily exercise and plenty of rest is also necessary if students are to achieve the most from their
classes. Eight to ten hours of sleep per night is recommended. The hours slept before midnight are
usually when the most beneficial sleep takes place.
Discipline and Guidance
Only paid staff of Shoreline Christian School are authorized to discipline or provide guidance to a
child. Discipline is administered in an instructive and redemptive framework, with respect and dignity,
so that a child meets behavioral expectations and learns responsible and reasonable limits. Children
requiring discipline receive an age-appropriate and positive “break time” apart from group activity
to gain self-respect, self-control, and respect for peers and authority. Shoreline Christian
School does not engage in punishment, corporal or otherwise, in accordance with Oregon state
Serious misbehaviors within or outside the classroom are responded to immediately. When a more
serious misbehavior occurs a student may be placed on in-school suspension until an appropriate
discipline plan can be implemented. Students whose conduct and attitude are manifestly out of harmony
with the standards of the school, or whose influence is found to be detrimental, may be asked
to withdraw or be dismissed from school by action of the School Board. The goal of all disciplinary
action is to encourage a discipling of the child to Jesus Christ.
Christian character is demonstrated by conduct. Threats of violence made by students to other students
or school employees will be taken seriously. This includes threats of bodily harm, intimidation,
and/or taunting toward another person, or a display of intent to jeopardize the safety of another person.
Parents and the appropriate law enforcement agencies will be notified. Disciplinary action may
include detention, suspension, or expulsion depending on the nature and/or severity of the threats. If
it is in the students’ and schools’ best interest for the student to return, appropriate counseling is required
before the student returns to school.
Students are expected to:
• Follow the golden rule: “In everything do to others what you would have them do to
you…” Matthew 7:12 (NIV)
• Show reverence during prayer, Bible class, Chapel, and all religious services conducted
on and off campus.
• Abstain from the use of profanity and harsh, vulgar, or suggestive language.
• Show respect for all adults connected with the school by:
addressing each with proper courtesy;
obeying promptly and following directions;
asking for permission and, if in doubt, for clarification.
• Display respect for themselves and all other students at school. Refrain from rough, unkind,
or potentially harmful words or behavior.
• Refrain from using cell phones, CD players, and iPods (or similar devices) during school
hours without specific permission from the teacher.
• Be responsible for the order, care, and cleanliness of all personal and school property.
Students will be held financially responsible for damage they cause.
• Be willing to help with assigned duties in the cleaning and maintaining of the classroom,
school building, and grounds.
• Abstain from the use of tobacco, alcohol, inhalants, use of firearms and controlled substances.
• Observe high moral principles of integrity, courtesy, honor, and modesty as described in
the Bible and affirmed by the principles of the Seventh-day Adventist Church
Shoreline Christian School requires that students dress in harmony with the Christian principles of
modesty, simplicity, cleanliness, and appropriateness.
Students are expected to dress in a manner that does not detract from a positive and productive learning
environment. In areas of disagreement, the administration reserves the right to render a final decision.
Safety and modesty must prevail. All clothing must be free of athletic team names/symbols, advertising,
lewd or evil images, negative or improper language; tobacco, alcohol, or drug references, or
gang related colors or symbols. Clothing that is frayed, tacky, badly faded, sagging, has holes or
tears is not appropriate. Pants must fit at the waistline and be appropriate in size and fit. Excessively
baggy pants or shorts are not allowed.
Shoes must be worn at all times. Footwear that does not support the foot causes accidents and injuries.
Flip-flops and shoes with a heel greater than one inch are not permitted. Sandals that cover
the toe and have a back strap are permissible.
Hair and nails should be neat, clean, and managed. Open wounds must be bandaged. Tattoos must be
We ask that students not wear jewelry to school.
Hats, caps, or visors, may not be worn inside the school building.
Cut-offs, spandex biker shorts, or frayed shorts, and sleeveless or cut-off shirts, are not acceptable.
Earrings other than simple studs are not allowed.
Girls are encouraged to wear pants, or tights with dresses, especially in cold weather. Tube tops, tank
tops, and clothing with cutouts, spaghetti straps, or visible midriff, are not appropriate. Dresses and
skirts should be knee length, and shorts must be mid-thigh length or longer. Cut-offs, spandex biker
shorts, and frayed shorts are not acceptable. Earrings other than simple studs are not allowed. Makeup,
when worn, should be minimal and non-distracting.
Shoreline Christian School welcomes any family desiring a structured Christian education for their
Shoreline Christian School does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, creed, or national
or ethnic origin. All rights, privileges, programs, and activities are available to every student at the
Student families must show an interest in supporting and cooperating with the administered curriculum
and the Christian values taught within the school program. Attending school functions and volunteering
to help with the various activities and work bees is strongly encouraged.
First-grade students must be six years of age, by September 1. Exceptions to this date may be considered
by the school board. Children who do not exhibit the necessary maturity and readiness for
successful entrance into school may benefit by waiting an additional year.
The school reserves the right to deny admission to any child with academic, behavioral, or emotional
problems that are beyond the scope of available resources through this school.
All applications for admission are subject to School Board approval. All parents are asked to sign
For your child’s safety, and to comply with state standards, all enrollment papers must be completed
and submitted before attendance begins. This includes an immunization record and physical examination
form. The teacher should be informed immediately of any changes concerning your child’s
medical record or health needs.
In accordance with state law, all health records, transcripts, and credits from previous school(s) must
be presented within 30 days of admission. A request for transferring records form will be provided at
The premium for student insurance is included in the registration fee and provides limited coverage.
If a family has insurance, the school insurance provides secondary coverage. The school insurance
coverage is primary for uninsured students. Accidents must be reported immediately to the classroom
teacher to qualify for any insurance coverage.
Textbook & Library Usage
All textbooks are furnished by the school on a rental basis. This cost is included in the registration
fee which also covers the cost of consumable workbooks. Textbooks are used for several years and
must be properly cared for. Excessive wear or damage to a book could mean a replacement charge to
the student account. The school has a library which students are encouraged to use. Books, computers,
and software resources are continually added to this facility to enhance learning opportunities.
With the exception of reference books and software, which may not be removed from the library or
classroom, students may check out books for home use. If a library book is lost or damaged, the student
will be charged for its replacement.
Internet Usage and Policy
A. INTERNET -The Internet is a vast global computer network that provides access to major universities
around the world, governmental agencies, other school systems, and commercial providers of
data banks. Shoreline Christian School (hereinafter referred to as the "School Board") has established
appropriate guidelines for exploring and using Internet resources within the school to enhance
learning and teaching activities. Acceptable use of these resources shall be consistent with the philosophy,
goals, and objectives of the School Board.
Exploration of the Internet is encouraged; but with rights and privileges come responsibility. Any
use of the Internet that adversely affects its operation in pursuit of teaching and learning or jeopardizes
its use or performance for other community members is prohibited and may result in loss of
Internet privileges, suspension or other appropriate disciplinary action. The School Board does not
condone the use of the Internet for any illegal or inappropriate activities and shall not be responsible
for any such use by staff or students. Parents shall be made aware that the Internet usage is only partially
controllable by supervision.
B. USE OF THE INTERNET- Students may use the Internet only if the Internet Usage Contract has
been properly signed and filed with the school. Any person using computers or other electronic information
resources shall be required to use such equipment and resources in a responsible, legal
matter. The School Board retains the right to monitor all computer usage and files for compliance to
all regulations and/or procedures.
C. USE OF INTERNET REGULATIONS- The School Board provides access to the Internet for
students, teachers, staff, and administration. The Internet is a very exciting educational tool, which
can greatly benefit schools. Research, collaborative learning, and exchange of educational ideas and
information are regularly pursued on the Internet. The School Board believes that appropriate regulations
will maximize effective educational use of the Internet and minimize abuse of the opportunity
being provided to our schools. Ethical, efficient, and legal use of any network is the key to successful
linkage with the Internet. Accordingly, regulations for participation by anyone on the Internet
shall include but not be limited to the following:
1. Users must demonstrate honesty, integrity, and respect for others at all times. Appropriate manners
and language shall be required.
2. No photographs, personal addresses, personal phone numbers, last names, or any other personal
information will be permitted in student use of the Internet.
3. Illegal activities, including copyright or contract violations shall not be permitted. The Internet
may not be used for financial or commercial gain.
4. Threatening, profane, or abusive messages shall be forbidden.
5. No activities shall be allowed which may damage equipment or interrupt any networking system.
6. Any attempt to alter, harm, or destroy the data of another user of the Internet, or any network on
the Internet shall be forbidden.
7. No user is permitted to download, upload, or create a computer virus on the Internet or any networking
8. Resources offered by the Internet and paid for by the School Board may not be willfully wasted.
9. A user shall not attempt to access any Internet resources or entities not previously authorized by
10. Invading the privacy of another user, or using their account shall not be tolerated.
11. Posting personal messages without the author's consent shall be forbidden.
12. Sending or posting anonymous messages shall be forbidden.
13. Perusing, accessing, downloading, uploading, and/or creating obscene or pornographic material,
or using profanity in messages shall be forbidden.
14. Product advertising, political lobbying, or sending messages involving illegal activities shall
not be permitted. Violations shall be reported to the teacher when evidence of such is encountered
on the Internet.
15. Any subscriptions to list servers, bulletin boards, or online services shall be approved by
the teacher or his designee prior to any such usage.
16. When a security problem is detected, it shall be reported immediately to the teacher. The problem
shall not be demonstrated to other users.
17. Suspension shall automatically result for a user who accesses, sends, receives, or configures
electronically any profane or obscene language or pictures.
Use of the Internet is a privilege, and any inappropriate use may result in appropriate disciplinary
action and loss of privileges to use the Internet. Loss of privileges shall apply to all students, teachers,
staff, and administrators who abuse the privilege of using the Internet.
No one shall be permitted to use the Internet unless a completed Internet Usage Contract has
been signed and filed with the school.
D. COPYRIGHT POLICY- It is the policy of the Shoreline Christian School Board to abide by the
provisions of the Copyright Law of the United States and the Congressional Guidelines.
GENERAL POLICIES AND INFORMATION
School begins at 8:00 a.m. Parents are asked not to leave students at school before 7:45 a.m., unless
prior arrangements are made with the classroom teacher.
School is dismissed at 3:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and at 12:00 p.m. on Friday. Parents are
asked to pick up their students no later than 15 minutes after dismissal unless prior arrangements are
made with the classroom teacher.
Inclement Weather, Delayed Opening/Early Closing
Generally, Shoreline Christian School will follow Siuslaw School District with regard to closures or
delayed openings due to extreme weather or other emergency situations. Announcements concerning
school closure will be aired on KCST 106.9 FM, Florence. Each parent will be called in the event of
an emergency early closure.
Shoreline Christian School is committed to providing all students with a safe and supportive school
environment. Members of the school community are expected to treat each other with respect.
Teachers and other staff members are expected to teach and to demonstrate by example that all
members of the community are entitled to respect. Harassment of a student by another student or by
a teacher or other staff member is a violation of school policy. This includes (but is not limited to)
harassment based on race, national origin, marital status, sex, religion, or disability. Punishable harassment
is conduct, including verbal conduct,(1) that creates (or will certainly create) a hostile environment
by substantially interfering with a student’s educational benefits, opportunities, or performance,
or with a student’s physical or psychological well-being; or (2) that is threatening or seriously
Sexual harassment is a form of harassment that also violates school policy. Punishable sexual harassment
is an unwelcome sexual advance or sexual conduct ,including verbal conduct,(1) that is tied
to a student’s educational benefits, opportunities, or performance, or to a student’s physical or psychological
well-being;(2) that creates (or will certainly create) a hostile environment by substantially
interfering with a student’s educational benefits, opportunities, or performance, or with a student’s
physical or psychological well-being; or (3) that is threatening or seriously intimidating. To prevent
harassment in the first instance, staff members should teach why harassment is wrong and teach that
tolerance and respect are essential to a free society. In response to an act of harassment, staff members
should intervene immediately to stop the harassment.
Shoreline Christian School is committed to equal opportunity for all students and all staff. It is
school policy that no one shall be treated differently, separately, or have any action directly affecting
him or her taken on the basis of race, religion, national origin, marital status, sex, or disability where
a person is otherwise qualified or could be with reasonable accommodation. The immediate remedy
for any act of discrimination shall be to end it, treat the individual equally, and, as much as practically
possible, to eradicate any effects of discrimination. Discipline should be imposed where appropriate.
Blood-borne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan
Purpose: This procedure establishes minimum procedures to be followed to prevent exposure
to Blood-borne Pathogens during potential exposure incidents. The only exposure
incidents at Shoreline Christian School are: responding to illness and injury or while performing
sanitation or cleaning duties following a spill of blood or other potentially infected
This procedure applies to all School employees, all contractors and vendors performing work on
school property, and all other individuals who are visiting or have business with the School.
Responsibilities: The School Board is responsible for review and enforcement of this program and
is also responsible for appropriate employee training.
Employees shall comply with all procedures outlined in this policy.
Procedure: There are only two possibilities for BBP exposure in our school: While responding to an
illness or injury to provide first aid care, or, when cleaning and sanitizing a bodily fluid spill. Additionally,
an employee could experience unintended exposure from contact with blood or Other Potentially
Infectious Materials (OPIM).
Accordingly, there are no engineering controls available. Our exposure control plan is:
1. Only designated personnel who are trained, authorized and equipped to respond to medical
emergencies and or bodily fluid spills will do so. All other personnel will avoid contact and
notify a Director if a spill or exposure incident is encountered
2. While responding to bodily fluid spills, an appropriate level of personal protective equipment
will be worn including:
a. Safety glasses-Incidents with minimal exposure potential (e.g. a laceration with minimal
b. Disposable liquid proof gloves-All incidents
c. Apron/disposable suit with a potential of bodily fluid becoming airborne or incidents
in which response personnel could walk through a spill or move against material contaminated
with a spill
d. Barrier mask and/or Bag Valve Mask-Incidents requiring mouth to mouth or mouth to
nose breathing Adequate supplies of personal protective equipment are kept in the
3. Regulated Waste such as: contaminated dressings, bandages and other materials will be double
bagged in garbage bags and disposed of as regular waste. We do not use any medical
4. All potentially contaminated surfaces will be cleaned and sanitized with an approved sanitizing
solution or will be disposed of as contaminated medical waste. Personnel performing this
duty will be trained in all aspects of this plan and will be required to wear appropriate Personal
Protective Equipment (PPE) as outlined above.
5. After performing necessary duties personnel will clean and sanitize any contaminated PPE,
remove and discard it.
6. All personnel are required to wash their hands with soap and warm water (waterless skin sanitizer
is available to use when potable water is remote from the scene) immediately after removing
7. Any employee (including both personnel trained and authorized to respond to incidents and
those that are not) should immediately do the following if an exposure is suspected:
a. Wash exposed skin surfaces with large amounts of soap and warm water. Exposed
mucus membranes should be rinsed with large quantities of warm water.
b. Report any actual or suspected exposure incident to their supervisor or the plan administrator.
The employee will immediately be referred to a physician or other licensed
health care provider for confidential follow-up care to be provided at no cost
to the employee.
Students should attempt to resolve any grievances they may have with their school.
The Complaint Form includes three sections.
Section I, Complainant Information. You need to complete this section so we can contact you.
Section II, Subject of your Complaint, the school or individual you are complaining about. Provide
as much information as you have available.
Section III is where you need to describe in detail the nature of your complaint and include supporting
It is extremely important to provide evidence to support your complaint. For example, copies of
correspondence, your enrollment agreement, your school handbook for the school, any notes or
emails, or any other information that you believe is evidence in your complaint must be submitted
with your complaint. Be sure to save a copy of your complaint and all documents submitted. Do not
send originals as they cannot be returned.
Submit the Complaint Form and all supporting documentation to:
Shoreline Christian School
PO Box 3000
Florence, Oregon 97439
Shoreline Christian School desires to handle all concerns in a Biblical and efficient manner. You are
welcome to visit the school at any time by arrangement. We welcome your comments, suggestions,
and questions. We do request that any lengthy discussions with teacher and other staff members be
held by appointment, so that the teacher can properly supervise the children during the day. This also
includes lengthy conversations on the playground.
Tobacco- and Drug-free Campus
The Shoreline Christian School campus is a tobacco and drug-free campus.
The school telephone is for school business only. Students will not be called from class, except in an
emergency. Calls made to the school during class time should be reserved for “very important” or
Parents must provide the school with accurate up-to-date information about each student’s transportation
to and from campus. Parents are responsible for notifying the school if students are to
leave with someone other than their usual driver or by other means of transportation.
Staff and Volunteers
Each member of staff, paid or volunteer, has been employed as a qualified and competent person to
provide loving and understanding care for each child. They have passed a thorough background
check conducted by the Oregon Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Each adheres to Christian
All volunteers involved in direct student supervision are required to complete a Volunteer Application
and approved background check prior to involvement with a school program. Those driving for
field trips, etc. will also be asked for a copy of their insurance card as proof of current insurance.
Reporting Suspected Child Abuse
Any employee of Shoreline Christian School is required by law to report any suspicion of child
abuse to the Oregon Department of Human Services Child Welfare Department.
Students are prohibited from bringing any firearm, knife, or other weapon (or object that could be
mistaken as such) to school or to a school-sponsored activity. Any student who violates this policy
will be subject to immediate discipline up to and including suspension or expulsion.
In an effort to insure the health and safety of all students, staff, and guests, the school reserves the
right to search and seize a student’s personal property. This search may be done with or without
cause and may include, but is not limited to desks, lockers, backpacks, vehicles, and/or purses.
Children are not to bring toys from home except on specified occasions. Teachers will advise parents
of these occasions in advance. Shoreline Christian School is not responsible for lost or damaged
Lost and Found
Please be sure to mark all personal property with the child’s name. All unlabeled items turned in to
the lost-and-found will be kept in a labeled box. If these items are not claimed by the end of each
month, they may be donated to local charities.
Please park on the east side of the building.
Seventh-day Adventist Church
Shoreline Christian School is a ministry of the Florence Seventh-day Adventist Church. Our pastor
is available to you and your family. He and the congregation welcome you to participate in the wor-
ship services and activities of the church. Information on our beliefs is available at www.Adventist.org.
Special Events / Birthdays or other occasions
If you wish to provide a treat for the children to celebrate your child’s birthday or other special occasion,
please arrange details in advance with the teacher. Treats must be commercially produced and
sealed. State law prohibits homemade treats.
Parents must give written approval for their child to go on field trips. Forms are provided for this
purpose. You will receive written notice prior to all field trips.
Our school will participate in a variety of fundraisers throughout the school year. These are needed
to provide many of the extras to enhance the education of Shoreline Christian School students. No
person is permitted to raise funds for the school, or in the school’s name, without written consent of
the School Board.
School pictures are taken at least once a year. The teacher will make the parents aware of dates and
Shoreline Christian School Student Emergency Kits
Each student is required to provide a personal emergency kit for their own use, to be stored at the
school throughout the school year. Please label each item, and pack them all together (excluding the
water) in a backpack, clearly labelled with the student’s name.
Change of clothing
Foil emergency blanket
1 gallon of water in jug or water bottles
Non-perishable food for 3 meals
Personal supplies as needed
Flash light or glow sticks
Extra pair of (inexpensive) shoes
Cap, gloves, hand warmers
Small pack of tissue
Other emergency or comfort items you desire
Please provide child’s emergency kit to the school by Sept. 20th or within 2 weeks of enrollment.
Thank you for reading this handbook. We hope the information has been helpful in acquainting you
with the philosophy and policies of Shoreline Christian School. We always welcome and encourage
your input. Please contact the teacher or a School Board member with your questions and comments.
May the Lord bless your family’s decision as you continue to “train a child in the way he should
go…” (Proverbs 22:6, NIV).
2016-17 SCHOOL CALENDAR
Note: Some dates are tentative and may change if necessary.
September 6 1st Day of school
Sep. 26 – 30 ITBS Testing
October 16-18 Teacher Conference and Retreat (E.L.T.) No school
October 21 End of 1st Quarter
November 11 Veterans’ Day Parade- School WILL be in session
November 23-25 Thanksgiving Holiday
December______ School Christmas Program (Late start 10:00 a.m. the next morning)
Dec. 21 – Jan. 4 Christmas Break
January 5 Back to School
January 13 End of 2nd Quarter
January 16 Martin Luther King Day- School WILL be in session
February 6- 9 Outdoor School/ Snow School
February 20 Presidents’ Day- School WILL be in session
March 16 Half Day
March 17 End of 3rd Quarter
March 20-24 Spring Vacation
March 27 Back to School/4th Quarter
May 21 Rhody Parade (Late start 10:00 a.m. the next morning)
May 30 Memorial Day Holiday
June 9 Last Day of School
Note: School will be in session on Veteran’s Day, MLK Day and President’s Day.
Additional half days will be announced during the school year.
Link to Parent-Student Handbook pdf download: site/1/docs/Parent-Student Handbook 2016-2017.pdf