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To the Parents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Bartlett Baptist Church Ministry Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Philosophy Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Statement of Faith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Achievement Testing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Admissions Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Attendance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Bible Integration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Birthdays/Parties. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Book Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Chapel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Discipline Standards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Dress Code/Uniform Policy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Extended Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Field Trips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Finances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Grading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Homework Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Homework Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Honor Roll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Immunizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Individual Health Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Items Prohibited at School. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Mandatory Conciliation Clause . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Medical Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8/9
Parental Communication with the School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Parent Involvement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Playground Rules. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Progress Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Quarterly Mission Projects. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Registration Procedures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Referrals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Release of Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Safety Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
School Closings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
School Office Hours. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
School Pictures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Technology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10/11
Visitation Policy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
                                          To the Parents
This handbook has been prepared to inform you of current policies, procedures, and dates
relating to Bartlett Christian Academy’s 2010–2011 school year. When items of interest or
activities arise during the year that are not addressed in this handbook, the school will notify you
as soon as possible. Please take a moment to read the information in this handbook.



                                     Bartlett Baptist Church
                                       Ministry Schedule




                                              Sunday

                                         Adult Bible Study
                                            9:00 a.m.

                  Worship Service: Children’s/Youth Worship (grades K–6th);
                              Childcare (0–4 years) 10:15 a.m.

                                     Korean Worship Service
                                          12:00 noon



                                            Wednesday

                                           Food Pantry
                                      9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

                        Men’s Bible Study meets at 7:00 p.m. off campus.


                                     Call the office for details!
                                           630-830-0013




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                                      Philosophy Statement
Bartlett Christian Academy (BCA), a ministry of Bartlett Baptist Church, is dedicated to
providing superior academic standards in a Christian environment. The purpose of a Christian
education is to develop individual attitudes that focus on God first, then on the world, through
His eyes. We believe the education of children is a directive from God. “Train up a child in the
way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6). It is the
parents’ responsibility to ensure their children are nurtured in a Christian environment and that
their environment prepares them for the real world by giving them the standards of life as taught
in the Bible. Therefore, the school exists as an extension of the home to meet this obligation and
is committed to working with parents in every aspect of the child’s development. Recognizing
each child differs in abilities, our task will be to encourage, and expect, individuals to do their
best. “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared
beforehand, that we should walk in them” (Ephesians 2:10).
Graduates of Bartlett Christian Academy will be able to demonstrate (or will have experienced)
the following five criteria:
Spiritual
      Know, understand, and accept the plan of salvation and be able to effectively
       communicate it
      Model character that demonstrates Christlike attitudes and traits
      Apply biblical standards in everyday life situations and in academic and social life
Social/Emotional
      Demonstrate respect for God, authority, peers, community, and self
      Work collaboratively and cooperatively in a group
      Contribute God-given gifts and talents to serve the church, community, and school
      Be proactive in seeking positive solutions to personal problems
      Show confidence, poise, and discernment within diverse groups
Academic
      Be effective oral and written communicators
      Be able to receive and follow directions independently
      Demonstrate an appreciation and knowledge of our literary, historical, and biblical
       heritage
      Use technology as a tool for productivity, expression, research, and communication
      Analyze, interpret, and evaluate significant concepts within various contexts
      Use and apply critical thinking skills in real-life situations
Physical
      Acknowledge that our bodies are a temple of God, thus maintaining purity in physical,
       mental, and spiritual practices
      Establish a healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise
       To this we commit ourselves.
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                                         Statement of Faith
We believe the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God’s revelation of
Himself to man. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth (inerrant) for its matter.
We believe there is one and only one living and true God who reveals Himself to us as Father,
Son, and Holy Spirit. God the Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His
creatures, and mankind according to the purpose of His grace. Christ the Son was conceived of
the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He honored the divine law by His personal
obedience; and in His substitutionary death on the cross He made a provision for the redemption
of men from sin. The Holy Spirit exalts Christ and convicts men of sin, righteousness, and
judgment. He enlightens and empowers the believer and the church in worship, evangelism, and
service.
We believe that salvation comes by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. There is no other means
by which mankind can receive salvation.
We believe in the ordinances of baptism by immersion once having professed faith in Jesus
Christ as Savior; and of the Lord’s Supper as a symbolic act of obedience whereby members
memorialize the death of Christ and anticipate His Second Coming.
We believe in the Second Coming of Christ where Jesus will return personally and visibly. The
dead will be raised and Christ will judge all men in righteousness. The righteous will receive
their reward and will dwell forever in Heaven with the Lord. The unrighteous will be consigned
to Hell.
We believe the church is an autonomous local congregation of baptized believers, united by a
covenant of faith and fellowship, seeking to extend the gospel to the ends of the earth. It is also a
body of believers that includes all of the redeemed of all the ages.




                                       Achievement Testing
The Stanford Achievement Test will be given to all students during April. The test results, along
with directions explaining how to interpret the results on the back of the form, will be mailed to
your home several weeks after testing.



                                         Admissions Policy
Bartlett Christian Academy admits students of any race, color, and national and ethnic origin to
all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities made available to students at the school. It does
administrate its education and admissions policies on the basis of a Christian worldview. We also
reserve the right to deny admission to any individual who cannot benefit from enrollment based
on past academic achievement, disqualifying handicap, or whose personal lifestyle is not in
harmony with the stated philosophy and purpose of Bartlett Christian Academy.




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                                           Attendance
Regular attendance of all students is expected. Any child entering the building after 10:00 a.m.
will be counted as absent half a day. A child missing more than four hours will be counted as
absent one full day. Please call by 9:00 a.m. to excuse your child.
If a child is absent for three days due to illness, a doctor’s slip is required upon return. An
excused absence would normally fall into one of the following categories: 1) sickness; 2)
medical/dental appointment; 3) death of a relative; and 4) inability to get to school due to severe
weather or car trouble. If a student exceeds twenty absences per semester, he or she may be
considered for retention.
Students are expected to be in the assembly hall at 8:30 a.m. Any child entering the building at
8:35 a.m. or after will be considered tardy. When a child has been tardy seven times per
semester, attendance records will reflect one absence.
We discourage family vacations or trips during the school year. However, if you must do so,
please contact your child’s teacher before leaving. Homework will need to be completed upon
the student’s return to school.
                                        Bible Integration
BCA believes that Bible classes are integral to the curriculum. In addition, biblical concepts are
integrated into every subject taught within the school. The Bible is the standard used to teach all
appropriate skills and concepts.
                                        Birthdays/Parties
Birthday parties are not permitted. However, if a parent wants to bring a treat to school on the
child’s birthday, the parent must consult with the teacher in advance, taking into account the
teacher’s guidance. A child’s birthday can also be recognized by the purchasing of a book or
needed item for the library or classroom. This teaches the child to give as well as receive. All
invitations are to be mailed from home and not distributed within the classrooms!

Christmas, Valentine, and Easter parties as well as the Thanksgiving Feast will be no longer than
one hour and planned by the room parents with the advisement of the teacher. All parties will be
the last hour of the school day.
                                            Book Club
Many teachers participate in book clubs in the classroom. In these programs, students may order
and pay for books or other items to take home and add to their personal library. Teachers earn
points from these programs and then purchase items for their classrooms with these points.
Occasionally, books are controversial because of content. We request that you, as parents,
closely monitor the materials your child desires from these programs. Please do not allow your
child to order books that reflect values contrary to a biblical worldview.

                                              Chapel
A chapel service will be provided weekly with a designated speaker, and daily devotions will be
presented by the administration for all other days during assembly time.
                                         Communication
All communications distributed at school, to and from parents, need to be approved by the school
administration.
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                                        Discipline Standards
High standards of discipline are expected of all students. This is necessary in order to maintain
an environment conducive to learning. All discipline is necessary for character building in the
child. Disciplinary actions are implemented schoolwide, including school-sponsored events.
BCA implements three broad schoolwide rules: 1) Obey God; 2) respect others; and 3) obey
immediately. All students will use appropriate language reflective of a Christian school. Each
student has four cards, and he or she receives one for each infraction. When a student fails to
obey a school or class rule, the teacher will direct the student to pull a card. The first card is a
warning card. The second card is a teacher consequence, the third card results in parent
notification, and the fourth card is a visit to the office for further discipline. This discipline code
is written on the bottom of a daily assignment sheet that is to be signed by the parent so that the
parent will know every day how each child is behaving in class. At no time will the
administration, faculty, or employees of Bartlett Christian Academy use corporal
punishment.
Office Visits
Office visits will operate on a demerit system involving four visits and ten demerits.
First visit. The student and the administration have a conference, and the student receives one
demerit.
Second visit. The student and the administration have a conference, and the administration sends
a letter to the parents. The student receives two demerits.
Third visit. The student and the administration have a conference, and the administration calls
the parents. The student receives three demerits. Expulsion may be considered or any other
measures deemed appropriate.

Fourth visit. The student has a conference with the administration. The student receives one day
of in-school suspension and four demerits. The administration calls the parents, requesting their
attendance at a conference, and expulsion may be considered.
After the fourth visit, the student will have accumulated a total of ten demerits and may be
considered for expulsion.
Parents have the right to appeal disciplinary actions taken by the school; however, the appeal
may not prevent the disciplinary action(s) taking effect prior to the appeal being reviewed. A
written request must be made to the administration within seven days after parental notification
of the disciplinary action to be taken by the school.
                                           Zero Tolerance
BCA has a ZERO-TOLERANCE POLICY for the following violations, and immediate
expulsion will result:
       Gang affiliations any kind
       Possession, use, sale, or distribution of alcohol or drugs on or off school grounds, or
        unauthorized use of medication
       Possession of weapons of any kind
Any other violations that the administration finds serious enough will result in immediate
expulsion.
Racially charged, ethnic, or cultural statements, statements that threaten any individual or group,
and any other inappropriate statements or comments will not be tolerated and could result in the
suspension or dismissal of a student or students from BCA.
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                                   Dress Code/Uniform Policy
Parents have the responsibility of making sure their children are appropriately dressed each day
(according to the school’s dress code) so that it is not necessary for the administration to ask
parents for a change of clothing during the school day. Clothing must be clean and in good
condition. Children arriving at school not in uniform will be sent to the office to call their parents
to bring a change of clothes. No hair dyes are allowed.

Boys
Pants, shorts, etc. Solid navy, khaki, or black pants may be worn year-round. Navy, khaki, or
black shorts may be worn from April 15 to October 15. They must not be any shorter than three
inches above the knee. Cargo pants or cargo shorts are not permitted.

Tops. Solid colors of light blue or dark blue, maroon, gray, yellow, and white may be worn. Polo
shirts, long or short sleeve crewneck cotton T-shirts, long or short sleeve dress shirts, sweaters,
sweater vests, and turtlenecks are acceptable. A small pocket or appropriate emblem may be
present on the shirt.

Girls
Pants, dresses, etc. Solid navy, khaki, or black clothing may be worn year-round. Pants,
jumpers, dresses, and skirts are acceptable. No plaid clothing may be worn. Leggings (no plaid)
may be worn under skirts. Navy, khaki, or black skorts, shorts, or capris may be worn from April
15 to October 15. All skorts, shorts, and skirts must be no shorter than three inches above the
knee. Cargo pants or cargo shorts are not permitted.

Tops. Solid colors of light blue or dark blue, maroon, gray, yellow, and white may be worn. Polo
shirts, long or short sleeve crewneck cotton T-shirts, long or short sleeve dress shirts, sweaters,
sweater vests, cardigans, and turtlenecks are acceptable. A small pocket or emblem may be
present on the shirt. Half-shirts will not be permitted at any time. All appropriate shirts must be
hip length.

Jewelry. Earrings must be no longer than one inch below the lobe.

Boys and Girls
Shoes. Socks (or tights for girls) and shoes must be worn at all times. Shoelaces are to be laced
at all times. Clogs or mule-type shoes must be worn with socks. From April 15 to October 15,
closed-toed sandals without socks are allowed. Soles of shoes must be nonmarking.

Hoodies. Hoodies, pullover sweatshirts with no zipper and a hood attached, are prohibited.
However, sweatshirts or sweaters with a hood that zips or buttons up are allowed (in uniform
colors only).

For all students, each Friday is “Spirit Day.” BCA T-shirts, sweatshirts, and jeans are acceptable,
or children may wear regular dress-code items. Spirit-wear shirts may be worn any day of the
week, but jeans are only to be worn on Fridays.

If there are any questions regarding appropriate versus inappropriate attire, the administration’s
decision will be final as it represents and considers the best interest of the school and the student
body.




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                                         Extended Care
BCA provides students with before-school and after-school care in the childcare room across
from the front office. Before-school care starts at 7:30 a.m. and after-school care runs from 3:00
- 5:00 p.m. The child-care providers will keep a daily record of the amount of time your child has
been in our care (to the nearest quarter hour). These daily amounts will then be totaled at the end
of the month. A statement will be sent to you following the close of each month. You will need
to pay your child-care bill according to the terms on the statement to avoid any financial
penalties. Our daycare rate will be $9.50 per hour for the 2010-2011 school year.
                                           Field Trips
During the course of the school year, each class will be taking two field trips. You will always be
informed well in advance of a field trip. There may be a small charge for admission and/or travel
expense (if necessary).
                                            Finances
Tuition will be paid in twelve equal monthly installments. The first is due June l, 2010, and the
last on May 1, 2011. The curriculum fee is due by July 31. Prompt payment of accounts is
necessary for the school to meet its financial obligations. The monthly payment is due at the
first of the month. There is a $15 late charge after the fifteenth of the month, and an additional
$20 late fee on the twentieth of each month if payment is not received. If the school receives
three nonsufficient funds (NSF) checks, cash only will be required. If payment is not received by
the twenty-first of each month, students cannot attend class. Should you experience unusual
difficulties, please contact the school administration and arrange for a conference.

If a child transfers to another school and has a balance due, BCA will not release BCA records of
that child until the balance is settled. This includes all outstanding bills, fines and fees.
                                         Grading Policy
                                          Grading Scale:
                                         94–100        A
                                         85–93         B
                                         75–84         C
                                         65–74         D
                                         64 or below F
                                        Homework Club
BCA offers an opportunity for children in grades 2 through 6 to stay after school from 3:00 to
3:30 to work on homework. Each day, Monday through Thursday, a teacher will be available to
assist any child with homework. Homework Club is mandatory for students who miss three
assignments.
                                       Homework Policy
BCA follows the ten-minute-per-grade-level guideline for grades 1 through 6 per day. Your child
is expected to complete ten minutes of homework in first grade, twenty minutes of homework in
second grade, etc. Please talk with the teacher if you have concerns about homework. Memory
work, spelling-test review, and reading may add to overall homework time.
                                           Honor Roll
Any student receiving a combination of all A’s and B’s will qualify for the A/B Honor Roll. Any
student receiving all A’s will qualify for the A Honor Roll.


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                                           Immunizations
A current health record is kept on file for every student in the school office. These files are
maintained by the school office administrator and the nurse from the DuPage County Health
Department. The health record includes the birth certificate, the Certificate of Child Health
Examination, and results of dental, vision, and hearing exams and screenings. Scoliosis testing
results are also on file. It is required by state law that all students entering kindergarten and sixth
grade receive a physical examination, and students entering kindergarten, second grade, and
sixth grade are required to have a dental examination. Dental exams are due October 15. All
kindergarteners must have an eye exam. Parents will be informed of Illinois Department of
Health revisions. The Certificate of Child Health Examination must be in the school office
before the first day of school. Extensions may be granted in an emergency. A $25 fee will be
added to the tuition bill each month after October until all forms have been completed and
returned to the office. The DuPage County health nurse will administer vision and hearing
screenings annually, but this does not replace the eye exam.
                                      Individual Health Plan
Any child requiring specific health interventions must have an Individual Health Plan (IHP) on
file. The IHP will be written with the input of the parent, teacher, and administrator.
                                    Items Prohibited at School
Chewing gum, questionable reading material or pictures, inappropriate attire, electronic devices
(such as radios, tape recorders, CD/DVD disks or players, cell phones, blackberries, and other
related items), and electronic games or battery-operated devices, are prohibited at school. The
administration’s decision will be final as it represents and considers the best interest of the
school and the student body.
Items that could be used or perceived as a weapon, or considered dangerous by the
administration, are prohibited.
                                  Mandatory Conciliation Clause
Any claim and/or dispute arising from or related to a student’s attendance at Bartlett Christian
Academy and his/her participation in the school's classes and/or activities shall be settled by
biblically-based mediation; and if necessary, legally binding arbitration in accordance with the
Rules and/or Procedures of Christian Conciliation of the Institute for Christian Conciliation.
Judgment upon an arbitration award may be entered in any court otherwise having jurisdiction.

Parents and/or guardians understand that these methods shall be the sole remedy for any
controversy and/or claim arising out of a student’s attendance, participation in the school classes
and/or activities at Bartlett Christian Academy. Parents and/or guardians (as well as Bartlett
Christian Academy) also understand that they expressly waive their rights to file a lawsuit in any
civil court against one another for such disputes except to enforce an arbitration decision.
                                           Medical Policy
All prescription medications will be dispensed by our office personnel if we have written
permission from the physician and the parent. Parents must bring a week’s supply on Monday
morning or the first day of the week. MEDICATIONS MUST COME IN A BOTTLE
PROVIDED BY THE PHARMACY.
Tylenol, Tums, cough syrup, or the like will not be dispensed by school personnel. Students will
be permitted to call their parent, and if the parent determines that his or her child needs Tylenol,
Tums, or cough syrup, or the like, the parent will be required to come to school and administer
this medication to his or her child.
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All children are required to go outside for recess/gym unless the temperature or wind-chill is
below 20 degrees. The only exception to this rule is a written medical professional’s note stating
the conditions that would keep a child inside. Long-term doctor’s notes should be updated each
year.
Children who have a fever of 99 degrees or higher, have diarrhea, or are vomiting will be sent
home. Children should stay home for 24 hours after having a fever, diarrhea, or vomiting.
                           Parental Communication with the School
The Bartlett Christian Academy School Board, school administrator, staff, and teachers desire to
effectively communicate with the school parents. In order to do so, the school will follow the
biblically-based example of Matthew 18:15–17. If a parent wishes to discuss an issue that
involves a teacher or other staff member, the parent may either call the individual to schedule an
onsite or telephone conference or submit a written summary of the issue to the individual, noting
that a response is requested. If the matter is not resolved to the parent’s satisfaction, the parent
may either call the school office and schedule an onsite or telephone conference with the school
administration or submit a written summary of the issue to the school administration, noting that
a response is requested. The administration will investigate the issue, including discussion with
the individual(s) involved, and schedule an onsite or telephone conference with the parent unless
the parent prefers a written response.
If the issue is still not resolved to the parent’s satisfaction, the parent may contact the school
board and submit to the board a written summary of the issue, including the prior communication
with the individuals involved. Parents may attend open sessions of the school board with a
written notice seven days in advance. The written summary must be delivered by interested
parties at least ten days prior to the regularly scheduled board meeting, which is held on the
second Tuesday of each month. The interested parties will attend the next board meeting to
discuss the issue. The board will respond after its consideration of the issue.
When parents have any concern relative to their child, they may bring the concern to the faculty
or staff member who was in charge of their child at the time. For example, a classroom incident
may be brought to the teacher; a playground problem to the adult who was supervising, etc. If the
issue is not resolved, the parents’ next step is to talk to the principal. If unresolved concerns
remain, the principal will decide if the headmaster should be involved.
                                       Parent Involvement
It is important to show BCA students that school participation is important to the parents as well
as to the children. One representative of the family is expected to volunteer a minimum of ten
hours school participation per year. Examples of participation are volunteering in the classroom,
reading to the class, helping the teacher, participating in PTF, helping in the library, and helping
in the lunchroom.
                                        Playground Rules
The safety of all children is of utmost importance to Bartlett Christian Academy. Playground
rules will be enforced. Children will be supervised during playground activities and are expected
to follow the posted rules.
                                         Progress Reports
Progress reports will be sent to all parents at or around the midway point of each quarter.
                                   Quarterly Mission Projects
As an arm of the church, Bartlett Christian Academy will engage in a mission project once a
quarter. Each quarter, a different class will have a mission project. These generally will be in
cooperation with church projects.
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                                     Registration Procedures
Registration packets are available in the school office. The forms must be completed and
returned along with the registration fee. After registering, a school representative will contact
parents of prospective students for an interview with the administration. All students entering
kindergarten must be five years old on or before September 1. Registration fees are $100 from
the beginning of the new registration period until March 31, 2010. From April 2–30, 2010, fees
are $125; from May 1, 2010, and after, they are $150. A refund cap of $100 credit applies to
returning students.
                                             Referrals
Any parent who refers a new family to the school at the beginning of the school year will receive
a $250 referral check (which can be endorsed and applied to your tuition) and Second semester
referrals will receive $125. Multiple earned referrals are cumulative but cannot exceed the full
cost of tuition. Referral checks are written after both parties have completed the first nine weeks
of either semester.
                                        Release of Students
If you plan to pick up your child earlier than the dismissal time, please go to the school office.
The Office Administrator will contact the teacher. A student will be released to no one other than
a parent; exceptions to this can be made only by the parent and with the parent’s permission.
                                           Safety Policy
To ensure the safety of all students, we require all parents to provide in writing a list of
individuals who may pick up children from school. No child will be released unless written
permission has been given. Please do not feel offended if we do not recognize you and ask for
some form of identification.
                                          School Closings
BCA follows District U-46 as a guide, relative to school closing due to weather conditions. BCA
may close if conditions are bad even if District U-46 remains open. BCA may also remain open
if the conditions do not justify closing, even if District U-46 closes. If BCA exceeds three
unexpected closures throughout the year, the school board may adjust the calendar to make up
these days.
For verification of BCA closing, you can follow these instructions:
Go to http://www.emergencyclosingcenter.com/complete.html and search for the facility by
typing the name and city or by the main phone number of the facility, which is
630-504-0013.
                                       School Office Hours
The school office will be opened from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on school days only.
                                          School Pictures
School pictures of our students will be taken in early fall. This is done as a service to parents,
and you are under no obligation to purchase photos.
                                            Technology
The school shall instruct the students in ethical and moral use and evaluation of materials from
any source, including the Internet, consistent with the school’s biblical philosophy and values (as
set forth by ACSI).

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Computer/Internet Policy (Students)
Before using a computer, the usage contract must be signed by parents for use of the Internet.
Purpose
Computers have become an essential tool for many activities. Computers are used to support
learning and to broaden the student’s education at Bartlett Christian Academy. Computer
Internet access is available to students and faculty. We believe this offers a vast resource to
expand the education of our students and staff. Our goal is to provide this service as an extension
of the school’s philosophy, to offer excellence in education within a Christian environment.

User Responsibilities/Code of Conduct
Use of the computers will be limited to students and staff for the purpose of research and support
of education consistent with the mission of Bartlett Christian Academy.

Use of the Internet to access pornographic material, inappropriate text files, or information
dangerous to the integrity of the network is strictly prohibited.

Bartlett Christian Academy reserves the right to log computer/Internet use and to monitor file
space as deemed necessary.

                                         Visitation Policy
Parents and other interested adults are encouraged to visit the school. Please call the school
office, and a visitation time will be arranged for you. If you desire, we will take you on a tour of
our facilities and answer any questions you might have. Student guests must first receive
permission from the teacher and the principal.

This handbook applies to the 2010–2011 school year and supersedes all previous manuals and
can be revised without notification.              Revised May 2010




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