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2017/18 Parent School Packet

2017/18 Parent School Packet

Please review this entire packet to prepare for an awesome school year.  Preschool families, please scroll down to view your Preschool forms and policies.

  • Please note, some procedures/policies have changed
  • Please e-sign all required documents, each year these must be completed
  • Please see the DUE DATE for each form, any forms turned in after that date will not be accepted.

If you have any questions please call, email or visit the front office.
408-264-6789
email: admissions@achieverchristian.com
Summer Office Hours: 9am-3pm

Elementary (k-6th) Forms and Policies

Please click here to view and print the ACS Calendar at a Glance.  Always check the website school calendar to find the most current locations, times and details for all school schedules and events.

Please check the website calendar for details, updates and more events! Click here to print this as a PDF

 

Place your order by July 30th
New for this school year we are offering our school supplies to be purchased online. Our teachers have selected their required class supplies, you will see the list for each grade along with required supplies for each enrichment course (Spanish, Technology, Performing and Visual Arts). Please visit www.schooltoobox.com to start your order. The last day to order is July 30th*.  
*The processing time from order placement is 10 business days, shipping is another 4-5 business days from that.  If you're not sure if your order will arrive by Auguest 18th (Drop-in Day), you should call STB directly.
 

 

6th Grade Technology Requirements

  • iPad with
  • 16+GB of storage
  • 10+ hours battery life
  • Wi-fi capable
  • Protective case
  • Email enabled:
    • Achiever Email (settings → mail→ gmail)
  • Required Apps installed
  • Regular Access to a printer (printing will be frequent and is not allowed to be done at school)

Please click here to view the apps your student will need to download prior to the first day of school.

 

We offer two locations to purchase required  school uniforms: Merry Mart and our school uniform site with Tommy Hilfiger.
Below is a list of our uniform options, please note the required items. You may refer to our Parent Handbook details on our uniform code.
View our Uniform Items Guide provided by Mary Mart along with some shopping tips.
View How to Order Tips from our online site.


Uniform Closet: The school runs a recycled uniform program (the Uniform Closet) where recycled uniforms may be purchased at reduced prices. If you are interested in donating or purchasing uniforms from the Uniform Closet, please contact the School Office.

DROP-OFF & PICK-UP PROCEDURES

The first few weeks of drop-off and pick-up may be a bit crowded.  Please allow for extra time to avoid tardiness.  Please read carefully.

QUICK REMINDERS

  • The lanes in front of the Elementary School are one-way only.  
  • The right lane is for drop-off and pick-up.
  • The left lane is for drive-though only.  
  • Please do not leave your car unattended while in the right lane during drop-off or pick-up.  
  • For drop-off, you must use the Sands Drive entrance.  
    • Take Curtner Avenue to Canoas Gardens, then turn right onto Sands Drive, proceed up the hill and around the church.  
  • For pick-up you can use either the Sands Drive entrance or the Ironwood Drive entrance.  
  • The Ironwood Drive entrance to the school is closed during every morning drop-off from 7:00-9:00am.  
    • It will reopen for afternoon pick-up.  
  • DO NOT walk in traffic paths.  
  • Please drive slow and be courteous to other drivers.    

MORNING DROP-OFF PROCEDURES

  • All unaccompanied students dropped off before 8:10am will be taken to Student Life and billed accordingly.  
  • Morning access to upper level classrooms is limited to the first two breezeways.  
    • These breezeways will be locked at 8:30.
  • If you drop-off after 8:30am, you must walk your child to the office for a tardy slip.
  • All kindergarten—2nd grade students and siblings of K-2nd graders should be dropped off in front of the “E” building (by Creekside School - see map below).  
  • 3rd– 6th graders must be dropped off at the "New Drop off area",  located at the top of the amphitheater (see map below).  
    • Please use the left lane, enter the parking lot , drive around to drop off your student.  
  • See provided map for instructions.  
  • Please encourage your student to use cross walk.

Drop off Map:
                                                          

AFTERNOON PICK-UP PROCEDURE

  • You will be given a visor card to be displayed on your visor or dashboard during pick-up.  
  • Please drive to your pick-up location at the designated time.
  • Teachers will bring your student to the car.  
  • If you arrive early, please do not park in the roadway.  
    • You may wait in the parking lot.  
  • Always be prepared to show I.D. to our staff if it is requested.

PICK UP TIMES & LOCATION


Regular Schedule:

  • Kindergarten & 1st grade pick up at 2:45-3:00 pm in front of your classrooms.
  • 2nd & 3rd grade pick up at 3:00-3:15 pm.
    • 2nd grade pick up in front of the elementary office.
    • 3rd grade pick up in front of the A building. 
  • 4th grade pick up at 3:15-3:30 pm in front of the elementary office.
  • 5th & 6th Grade pick up at 3:15-3:30 pm in front of the D building.

Half Day Pick-Up Schedule:

  • Kindergarten & 1st grade pick up at 11:45-12:00 in front of your classrooms.
  • 2nd & 3rd grade pick up at 11:45-12:00 pm.
    • 2nd grade pick up in front of the elementary office.
    • 3rd grade pick up in front of the A building.
  • 4th grade pick up 12:00-12:15 pm in front of elementary office.
  • 5th & 6th grade pick up at 12:00-12:15 pm in front of the D building.

 

Student Life Drop-off and Pick-up Schedule:

  • Student Life is open before and after school.  
  • Early drop-off starts at 7:00 am in room B-2.  
  • Student Life will send your child to their classes at the appropriate time.  
  • After school, students will be sent to Student Life at the end of their designated pick-up time.  
  • The latest you may pick up your child is 6:00 pm.  There will be a $2.00 fee per minute after 6:00 pm.

WEDNESDAY MORNINGS

  • School for elementary students begins at 9:30 am (except on certain occasions: check the website calendar).
  • On Wednesday mornings due to teacher collaborative meetings.  
  • Student Life will be free of charge from 8:10-9:30 am on Wednesday mornings.  
  • Students who are dropped off before 8:10 am will be charged at the regular rate.

KINDERGARTEN & FIRST GRADE REQUIREMENTS

There are several health requirements mandated by the state for students entering kindergarten or first grade.   Please read the information below carefully.  If you have any questions, feel free to call the office at 408-264-6789.  

Kindergarten Requirements:

  • Each child must receive the immunization listed below before he/she is allowed to begin school.  
  • Please have your doctor fill out the Physician Report form completely, signing the appropriate places.  
  • Children entering kindergarten must also receive a Tuberculosis Risk Assessment.  
    • Please make sure that your doctor or nurse completes the TB Assessment form.  
  • Each child must meet all of the following immunization requirements, and have a current health exam, before the first day of kindergarten.        

The following immunizations are required for kindergarten:

  • Polio- Four doses at any age meet requirements, but children ages 4-6 only require three doses if at least one dose was given on or after the fourth birthday.
  • Diptheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTP)-Five doses at any age meet requirements, but children ages 4—6 only require four doses if at least one dose was given on or after the fourth birthday.
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)-Two doses are required and both must be on or after the first birthday.
  • Hepatitis B-Three doses are required for all ages. 
  • Varicella-Also known as the “chicken pox” vaccination,  one dose is required at any age.  

First Grade Requirements:

  • Children entering first grade are required to have a health exam by their doctor.  
  • If your child received a health exam on or after March of 2016, then he/she fulfills the state’s requirements for first grade.  
  • A health exam must be completed within 18 months of beginning first grade.  
  • If they received an exam before this time, they will need to have another one before the start of the 2017-2018 school year.                 

If you are re-enrolling and would like us to check your child’s file to see if we have the required paperwork, please feel free to call the office at (408) 264-6789.                                

 

Please complete this form on or before August 18th, all students must have a submitted form.  Thank you!

 

Please complete by  August 18th and complete one form per child attending ACS.

STUDENT LIFE
(Before and After School Care Program)

Our goal is to provide a safe environment that encourages loving attitudes, good moral values and opportunities for spiritual, social, emotional and physical growth. We believe our program to be a great place for children to become friends with each other, use creativity in a less structured environment, and practice good sportsmanship.

Student Life offers an hour of free time after school followed by a designated quiet time each day for homework. We look forward to spending time with your child in Student Life!

REQUIREMENTS:

✓ Child must be an enrolled student of Achiever Christian School

✓ $40.00 registration fee per child (payable to ACS) must be paid to the office (If not drop-in  participant)

✓ Student Life contract must be signed by both parents and turned in to the office

✓ Completed Student Life enrollment/emergency form must be turned in to the office

✓ All school accounts must be paid up to date

DROP-OFF & PICK-UP TIMES:
Student Life is open before and after school.  

Early drop-off starts at 7:00 am in room B-2.  

Student Life will send your child to their classes at the appropriate time.  

After school, students will be sent to Student Life at the end of their designated pick-up time.  

The latest you may pick up your child is 6:00 pm.  There will be a $2.00 fee per minute after 6:00 pm.

Children enrolled in the afternoon session of Student Life can bring a snack, or they may purchase items at the Snack Shack.  

All Parents need to sign this form.  If you are enrolling your student(s) in the program you must include their names.  If you are not enrolling, simply sign the form.  You may always enroll anytime during the year and sign a new form and include your student's name.

There is an expectation that parents contribute their time, expertise, and other forms of volunteer help, to the school whenever possible. We request a commitment of 20 hours per family per school year. Such assistance contributes to an improved quality of education and confirms the community spirit that ACS tries to establish. Here are some prefered opportunities for you to help. Please complete this form by August 24th,  you will be contacted about how you can help.   Thank you!

Please Print and Return this completed form to the School Office by September 1st.  This form must be completed each year to volunteer as a classroom helper or attend field trips.  Copies of this form are available at the School Office.  

Sickness & Medication
If you suspect that your child is not feeling well, please keep your child home that day. Such measures will protect your child as well as the health of other students and staff. If a student becomes ill or injured at school, a parent will be called to pick up the student immediately. A student must be free from a fever (a fever is considered a temperature of 99.5 degrees or greater) for 24 hours before returning to school.  Student(s) who have thrown up or had diarrhea within 24 hours must also stay home. Please see our Health Guidelines to know what to do if your child is showing signs of illness.  

Parents are required to complete a Student Emergency Form at the beginning of the school year and update, if necessary. Parents will be contacted immediately for their guidance in securing medical care in emergency situations. If parents cannot be reached, the school will ask public EMS to respond to the situation. The school staff will treat minor injuries unless the parent objects to such treatment.

If at all possible, the parent should dispense any medications at home. The school does not provide any medications to dispense to students. If it is not possible to give medication at home, school personnel may be permitted to administer medication that meets the following guidelines:

All medications must be brought to the school office by the parents, not the students. No medications including, but not limited to: cough drops, vitamins, etc are to be kept by students in the classrooms. If the medication is prescription, it must be in its original container and be accompanied by a signed physician’s note. If the medication is “over-the-counter,” it must be in its original container. For any and all medications, parents must fill out an Achiever Medical Consent Form, which contains:

  • The name of the student
  • The name of the drug (including cough drops, vitamins etc.)
  • The dosage
  • The times to be administered
  • The dates the administration of the drug is to begin and end
  • Any special instructions

Please click here to print and return the Medical Consent form.  To comply with California state regulations, you must complete this form if your child will require the dispensing of any type of medication during school.  This includes over-the counter medicine such as Tylenol, Benadryl, Tums and cough drops.

Forms are available for pick up in the school office.

Please click here to print a PDF of the Physician Report.  

Welcome Preschool Families!

Please review our forms and polices below.  If you have any questions please reach out to our     
Preschool Director Ms. Carmen

(408) 264-6789 Ext. # 140
coharra@achieverchristian.com

Preschool Forms and Policies

Drop-in Day is an opportunity to bring your child for a short visit to meet his/her teachers and to tour his/her new classroom.  You are also encouraged to bring your child’s supplies to school. On this day, you will also receive important materials to begin school.  It is important that all parents attend.

Schedule for Drop-In Day:

Last Names A-I ……………………………………………………….…………………………….….…. 9:00 – 9:30

Last Names J-R …………………………………………………….……………………….……..…..…. 9:30 – 10:00

Last Names S-Z ……………………………..……………………………………………...……………. 10:00 – 10:30

All New Families …………………………………………..…………………... 10:30 – 11:15

New Families Luncheon (in Fellowship Hall) …………………...……………11:30 – 12:00

Informational Meeting for New Preschool Families (in Fellowship Hall) …………12:00 – 12:30

Please park in the parking lot and walk to the classrooms.  Do not park in front of classrooms

Please click here to view and print the ACS Calendar at a Glance. Always check the website school calendar to find the most current locations, times and details for all school schedules and events.

Click here to print a PDF our school events at a glance.  Always check the school website calendar for the most current information.
 

Please check the website calendar for details, updates and more events! Click here to print this as a PDF

 

PRESCHOOL SUPPLY LIST

  • 2 – Large boxes of facial tissues
  • 4 – Containers of baby wipes
  • 3 – Containers of Clorox wipes
  • 6 – Large (.77 oz) Elmer’s glue sticks
  • 4 – Bottles of Elmer’s liquid glue (4 oz)
  • 1 – Change of clothing in a labeled Ziploc bag for emergency purposes
  • Full-sized backpack labeled with child’s name
  • Room C-1 and C-2: Crayola JUMBO watercolor paints (4 large colors)
  • Room D-1 and D-2: Crayola watercolor paints (8 colors)

FULL DAY STUDENTS:

  • Bring a blanket for quiet time or nap time
  • Bring a lunch box labeled with child’s name

Please complete this form on or before August 18th, all students must have a submitted form.  Thank you!

TIPS FOR CALMING FIRST DAY FEARS

A child needs to feel confident and successful about his/her first day of school.  Here are a few suggestions to help your child make his/her first day more enjoyable:

  • Make sure to visit with your child on Drop-In Day, August 18, 2017.
  • Participate in the New Families Luncheon on August 18th, at 11:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall.
  • Take time to explain some of the fun activities he/she will be participating in throughout the day, such as painting, playing outside, singing and story time.
  • Reassure your child that you will be there to pick-up him/her right after school.
  • Don’t linger too long during drop-off time; teacher will assist and support your child.

LUNCH AND SNACKS

When packing your child’s lunch, please keep in mind the following:

  • NO PEANUTS:  We are a peanut free school.
  • Provide some type of protein, fruit and healthy food items.
  • Keep portions small, unless you know your child is a “Big Eater”.
  • Put your child’s food in a thermos to keep it warm, or place an ice pack in the lunch box to keep food cold.  
  • We do not heat up any food.
  • Candy and soda is NOT permitted.
  • Juice boxes, water bottles or thermos are acceptable.
  • We encourage children to bring water in their own water container a reusable water bottle each day to keep hydrated.
  • No glass containers or leaky “sippy” cups.

Parents of full-day children: need to pack an additional afternoon snack each day.  

Early classroom snacks are provided by Achiever unless a child has allergies or a special diet.

Label all eating utensils and containers with your child’s name

FULL DAY STUDENTS:

  • Bring a blanket for quiet time and nap time
  • Bring a lunch box labeled with child’s name

 

DROP-OFF & PICK-UP

Please carefully read the following information for our drop-off and pick-up procedures.

  • For drop-off, you must use the Sands Drive entrance.  Take Curtner Avenue to Canoas Gardens, then turn right onto Sands Drive (the road at Ironwood Drive is closed during morning drop-off from 7:00-9:00 a.m.).  Proceed up the hill and around the church. The lanes in front of the school are one way only.  Use the right lane for drop-off or pick-up.  The left lane is for drive-thru only.  
  • Drive to the gate outside the designated classroom (either C-1 or D-2) to drop-off your child.  Please remain in your car at all times during drop-off.  Teachers will open the car door for your child.
  • Please display the visor card for the teacher to see during drop-off and pick-up.
  • A full legible signature is required on the Daily Attendance Sheet at both drop-off and pick-up.
  • Please do not park in front of the preschool classrooms during normal school hours; if you would like to walk your child in, please park in the school lot.
  • Early drop-off is from 7:00-7:59 a.m. in room D-1; please walk into classroom.
  • Please do not leave any children in the car unsupervised.  See Kaitlin’s Law.
  • Preschool siblings of Kindergarteners MUST be picked up first.

Drop-Off and Pick-Up Schedule

Children enrolled in Rooms C-1 and C-2:

Early Day Drop-Off:  from 7:00-7:59 a.m. in Room D-1. Walk into classroom.

Regular Day Drop-Off: 8:00 – 8:15 a.m. at Room C-1: Drive to classroom gate and the teacher will open your car door.  Stay in your car.

Half Day Pick-up: (No lunchtime) 11:45 – 12:00  in Room C-1.  Walk into classroom.  After 12:00 noon, parents will be charged a $2.00 per minute late fee.

Full Day Pick-up: Anytime before 3:30 pick up in child’s classroom.  From 3:30- 6:00 p.m. pick-up in Room C-1.  Walk into classroom.  After 6:00 p.m. parents will be charged a $2.00 per minute late fee.

Children Enrolled in Rooms D-1 and D-2:

Early Day Drop-Off:  From 7:00-7:59 a.m. in Room D-1. Walk into classroom.

Regular Day Drop-Off:  8:00 – 8:15 a.m. at Room D-2.   Drive to classroom gate and the teacher will open your car door.  Stay in your car. 

Half Day Pick-up:  (No lunchtime) 11:45 – 12:00   Walk to breezeway entrance by D-1 and the teacher will open the gate.  After 12:00, parents will be charged a $2.00 per minute late fee.

Full Day Pick-up: Anytime before 3:30 pick up in child’s classroom.  From 3:30- 6:00 p.m. pick-up in Room C-1.  Walk into classroom. After 6:00 p.m. parents will be charged $2.00 per minute late fee.

Sickness & Medication
If you suspect that your child is not feeling well, please keep your child home that day. Such measures will protect your child as well as the health of other students and staff. If a student becomes ill or injured at school, a parent will be called to pick up the student immediately. A student must be free from a fever (a fever is considered a temperature of 99.5 degrees or greater) for 24 hours before returning to school.  Student(s) who have thrown up or had diarrhea within 24 hours must also stay home.

Parents are required to complete a Student Emergency Form at the beginning of the school year and update, if necessary. Parents will be contacted immediately for their guidance in securing medical care in emergency situations. If parents cannot be reached, the school will ask public EMS to respond to the situation. The school staff will treat minor injuries unless the parent objects to such treatment. Please see our Health Guidelines to know what to do if your child is showing signs of illness.  

If at all possible, the parent should dispense any medications at home. The school does not provide any medications to dispense to students. If it is not possible to give medication at home, school personnel may be permitted to administer medication that meets the following guidelines:

All medications must be brought to the school office by the parents, not the students. No medications including, but not limited to: cough drops, vitamins, etc are to be kept by students in the classrooms. If the medication is prescription, it must be in its original container and be accompanied by a signed physician’s note. If the medication is “over-the-counter,” it must be in its original container. For any and all medications, parents must fill out an Achiever Medical Consent Form, which contains:

  • The name of the student
  • The name of the drug (including cough drops, vitamins etc.)
  • The dosage
  • The times to be administered
  • The dates the administration of the drug is to begin and end
  • Any special instructions

Please click here to print and return the Medical Consent form.  To comply with California state regulations, you must complete this form if your child will require the dispensing of any type of medication during school.  This includes over-the counter medicine such as Tylenol, Benadryl, Tums and cough drops.

Preschool students: medication will be administrated by the teacher in their classrooms.  We store the medication in the kitchen between the classrooms and we keep a medicine log.

Forms are available for pick up in the School Office.

Please click here to print a PDF of the Physician Report. This must be completed by Drop-In day for all preschool students each year.  Copies are available at the School Office.

Click here to view our Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan

Dear Parents,
I want to thank all our parents for entrusting their little ones under our care and giving us the opportunity to be part of their early development.  In this respect, we have an active parent volunteer program that will allow parents to spend time in the classroom working with the children, and helping the teacher.  If you are interested in being a volunteer, please read the following requirements.
 

According to a new Early Care & Education Law (SB792), anyone who is volunteering to work with young children at a child care center needs to comply with new Health and Safety Codes.  This law states that all volunteers at a child care center must be immunized against influenza, pertussis, and measles.  You can decline the influenza vaccine by providing us with a signed written statement.  Volunteers must also establish that they are in good health through a health screening that includes a tuberculosis test.  Since Achiever Christian Preschool works under California State Licensing, we need to comply with all of the Title 22, California Code of Regulations.

Parents that can provide proof of the required immunizations and health screening will be able to work in their child’s classroom.

We want to thank you for your understanding and desire to put the health of the children first, and your commitment to being a part of our parent volunteer program.

In His Service,
Carmen O’Harra
Preschool Director
To volunteer please complete and turn in our Volunteer Background Check From found here.

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