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Grace Academy
Before & After School Care
   Handbook
       2011 - 2012
After School, Before School & All Day Camp 2011-2012
6725 Highway 152 E, Rockwell, NC 28138
Ph.704-279-6683
Fax 704-279-6192                    www.graceacademyrockwell.com




Table of Contents


Greeting to Parents ………………………………………………………………………………….Page 2

Statement of Faith……………………………………………………………………………………Page 3

Purpose of Program…………………………………………………………………………………..Page 4

Enrollment Procedures……………………………………………………………………………….Page 4

Operation & After School Hours……………………………………………………………………Pages 4-5

All Day Camp & Early Release Information……………….……………………………………….Pages 4-5

Before School Operation & Hours…………………………………………………………………..Page 5

Inclement Weather Policy……………………………………………………………………………Page 5

Fees and Insurance…………………………………………………………………………………...Pages 6

Medical Information………………………………………………………………………………….Page 7

Arrival & Departure…………………………………………………………………………………..Pages 7-8

General Information………………………………………………………………………………….Page 8

Program Guidelines…………………………………………………………………………………..Pages 9-10

Dress Code……………………………………………………………………………………………Page 9

Discipline Guidelines…………………………………………………………………………………Page 10

Miscellaneous Information…………………………………………………………………………...Page 11




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After School, Before School & All Day Camp 2011-2012
6725 Highway 152 E, Rockwell, NC 28138
Ph.704-279-6683
Fax 704-279-6192                    www.graceacademyrockwell.com


Dear Parent or Guardian,

      We appreciate the opportunity you've given us to provide an After School program for
your child. We promise to show loving care and teach biblical principles that will help guide
your child in the years to come. We encourage you as parents to visit us, ask questions, and
make suggestions at any time.


       This handbook was prepared to inform you of the policies of Grace Academy After
School program. Handbook policies are given to help you better understand the guidelines and
policies as we work together to have a successful year. If you have any questions please call us
anytime at: 704-279-6683. We thank you for being a part of our program and we pray for a
safe and growing experience together.


      Please read the following pages carefully and completely.
      Fill out all application forms and return to the finance office with registration
      fees.
      Please feel free to call us if you have any questions.




                                                       In Christ,


                                                       Rose Bolden
                                                       After School Director
                                                       rbolden@graceacademyrockwell.com




G.A. Board Members:
Tom Correll – Chairman Email: thomkatand5@carolina.rr.com
Pastor Joey Phillips- Administrator Email: joephillips@windstream.net
Tommy Young Email: Tom@CECOFriction.com
Frank File Email: fbfile@bellsouth.net
Tony Myers Email: tony.myers@itt.com




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After School, Before School & All Day Camp 2011-2012
6725 Highway 152 E, Rockwell, NC 28138
Ph.704-279-6683
Fax 704-279-6192                    www.graceacademyrockwell.com




STATEMENT OF FAITH

Grace Academy is a ministry of Grace Bible Church. The basis of our ministry comes
from the same Statement of Faith.
We believe:
      In the word-by-word inspiration, divine revelation and final authority of the Holy
      Scriptures. 2 Tim 3:16
      In one God eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
      Matt. 28:19
      In the Lord Jesus Christ as true God and true man; His virgin birth, sinless
      humanity, substitutionary death, bodily resurrection, present advocacy, and His
      personal, imminent, bodily, visible, pre-tribulation, and pre-millennial return for
      His church. John 1:1, Luke 1:34-35, Heb. 4:15, 1 Cor.15:3-4
      God created man in His image, in the fall of man by sin, resulting in his
      complete and universal separation from God and his need for salvation. Gen.
      1:26, Gen. 3:6, Gen. 2:17, and Gen. 3:15
      In the personality of Satan. Matt. 4:1, Job 1:6
      That the Lord Jesus Christ shed His blood and died as a sacrifice for the sins of
      the whole world. 1 Cor. 15:3-4, Heb. 10:11-12, Luke 24:46-47
      That salvation is a free and everlasting gift of God by His grace, entirely apart
      from works; that every person is responsible to receive salvation by personal
      faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; that a soul once saved can never be lost. Eph.2:8-
      9, John 3:16-18
      That the Holy Spirit regenerates with divine life and personally indwells the
      believer upon his faith in Christ for salvation. Titus 3:5, 1 Cor. 6:19
      Any moment Jesus Christ may return for His church (rapture) before the
      tribulation and the personal pre-millennial second coming of Christ. 1 Thes.
      4:16-17
      In the bodily resurrection of both the saved and unsaved. In the unending life of
      the saved with the Lord, and the unending punishment of the unsaved in lake of
      fire. Rev. 20:13-15
      In the responsibility of each believer, motivated by the love of Christ and
      empowered by the Holy Spirit, to witness for Christ and to live sacrificially for
      the proclamation of the Gospel unto the entire world. 2 Cor. 5:14-15
      In believer’s baptism by immersion, and partaking of the Lord’s Supper which
      are the two ordinances of the church in remembrance of Him. Acts 2:41-42


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6725 Highway 152 E, Rockwell, NC 28138
Ph.704-279-6683
Fax 704-279-6192                    www.graceacademyrockwell.com




PURPOSE FOR THE PROGRAM
The purpose of our After School program is to provide a "home away from home" care
for school age children (Kindergarten-7th grade). Our program will provide your child
with a Christ centered environment. Your child will participate in daily devotions, bible
memorization, homework assistance, group activities, occasional movies, art and free
play.


ENROLLMENT
   A. Notice of Non-Discrimination Policy: Grace Academy admits students of any race,
      color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities
      made available to the students of our school. Furthermore, it does not discriminate on
      the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational
      policies or school administered programs
   B. A child must be enrolled in a grade between Kindergarten through 7th grade to register
      in our After School program.
   C. Openings are filled on a first come first serve basis with first priority given to the
      children of members of Grace Bible Church and returning students. A sibling is given
      first priority if there is already a child enrolled from that family.
   D. Registration Forms and Consent Forms are to be completed by the parents or
      guardians. These forms and a copy of policies will be furnished to any parent or
      guardian-requesting enrollment for a child.
   E. All information shared by parents and in the child's folder is confidential and available
      only at the parent’s written request.


AFTER SCHOOL HOURS

             Regular scheduled hours are from 2:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Monday through
             Friday when Salisbury-Rowan Schools are in session.
             All Day Camp hours are from 6:30 am till 6:00 pm.

                  Days we will operate an All Day Camp:
  September 30    School Workday                      October 31       Teacher Workday
  January 3       School Workday                      January 20       School Workday
  January 23      Teacher Workday                     February 20      School Workday
  March 26        Teacher Workday                     April 10-13      Spring Break


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Ph.704-279-6683
Fax 704-279-6192                    www.graceacademyrockwell.com


                                EARLY RELEASE DAYS:
                     September 29                           March 23
                     October 28                             May 4


   A. After School will be closed on ALL OTHER REGULAR HOLIDAYS.

   B. PLEASE NOTE: For those needing just All Day Camp the fee will be $ 30.00
      per day per child and early release will be $20.00
      We will operate an All Day Camp schedule for most Teacher Workdays and System
      Workdays. Children should bring a bag lunch & drink for each full day. Please include a cold
      pack in your child’s lunch and DO NOT send foods that need to be heated.
   C. The last day for After School for the 2011/2012 school year will be June
      8th, 2012.
   D. Dates for Summer Day Camp programs to be announced.


Before School

   A. At this time, Before School will only serve the following schools: Shive, Faith and
      Grace Academy.
   B. Regular hours opening at 6:30 am. We will leave the Academy at 7:45 am to take
      children to their schools.
   C. Days of operation will be the same as Grace Academy Afterschool with the exception of
      school delays, there will be no before school when school is delayed.
   D. Grace Academy Before School will operate according to the same rules and disciplinary
      measures as GA After School.


Inclement Weather Policy
   A. In case of inclement weather or other emergency situations, visit the channel 9
      website     @     www.wsoctv.com,       or   check     the     school    website      @
      www.graceacademyrockwell.com for possible closings or delays. You can also
      watch Channel 9 News. Please do not call the camp phone for the information.
   B. If school closes early because of inclement weather and your child attends Erwin
      Middle School, they will be brought to us by public school transportation. If your child
      attends Faith, Granite Quarry, Morgan, Rockwell or Shive Elementary, our Academy
      bus or van will transport them to Grace. You will need to make arrangements to pick
      your child up as soon as possible.
           Please pick up your child within two hours of school being canceled for the
             safety of your child and our staff.



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After School, Before School & All Day Camp 2011-2012
6725 Highway 152 E, Rockwell, NC 28138
Ph.704-279-6683
Fax 704-279-6192                    www.graceacademyrockwell.com




FEES AND INSURANCE INFORMATION

       All fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
       Registration fee is $75 (per child). Your registration fee covers processing of
       application and covers your child with accident insurance for the school year.
       After School Program is $ 150.00 per month, August – May.


Cash or check made payable to Grace Academy. Child’s name and Account
number on MEMO line. (Cash should be placed in an envelope with the amount and your child’s
name on the outside). Payments should be made to the finance office, if no one is available to take payments
please place in box beside window.

Before School Program: See Above for Registration information. Before School
program is $70 per month. If you need Before & After School, the combo price is
$200.00 per month per child.
  *Financial assistance through DSS is not available in our After School
program. The parents/guardian’s are solely responsible for the FULL amount.

    *A 10% discount will apply for 2nd child and 15% for 3rd child.
   The program fee is based on an average of 20 days a month. Payment is due
   monthly, in advance on the first day of the month. The full fee is charged for
   each month during which your child is enrolled. If the fee is more than 5 school
   days late, there will be a late fee of $ 25.00 applied to your account. Past dues will
   be processed on the 10th of the month.

   A. Direct Draft is also available; please see the academy secretary for more
      information.
   B. If an account becomes more than 30 days past due, your child may be dismissed from
      our After School program.
   C. If you should withdraw your child from our program, a written two week notice given
      to the director is required. Regular monthly tuition will be applied to all accounts
      unless a child has properly been withdrawn.
   D. There will be a $ 35.00 service charge for all returned checks. All NSF checks and
      fees should be taken care of in cash within one week of being returned or your child will
      be subject to dismissal.
   E. If your child is picked up late, a fee of $ 5.00 per child will be charged for every 5
      minutes past closing (6:00 pm).
   F. If you acquire more than three charges for late pick-up, your child may be dismissed
      from our program.
   G. ALL accounts must be current to enroll a child into any program at Grace.


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After School, Before School & All Day Camp 2011-2012
6725 Highway 152 E, Rockwell, NC 28138
Ph.704-279-6683
Fax 704-279-6192                    www.graceacademyrockwell.com




MEDICAL INFORMATION
    Parents need to list all medical information necessary concerning the care of
     your child on the registration form and return the forms before your child
     enters the Program. All forms should be updated each year that your child
     attends the After School Camp.

    If your child becomes ill while at the Program (fever of 100 or more, throwing up,
     loose bowels, etc...) we will notify you and ask that you make arrangements to
     pick them up as soon as possible. We will not give any medications (including
     baby aspirin) without a written or verbal permission from a parent and/or
     the child's physician. We will give them something for a headache or fever, to
     help until you get here to get them. First aid is always administered in case of
     injury and you will be notified.

   In cases of extreme emergency, we will call the parents first; if you can't be
   contacted we will notify the contact person you designated on the registration form.
       Be sure to keep us updated on any change in address or phone numbers.



ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE
   A. Children enrolled in the program who attend Erwin Middle School will be
      transported to Grace by the school bus. The school will give the bus number to
      you.
   B. Children enrolled at Faith, Granite Quarry, Morgan, Rockwell and Shive
      Elementary Schools will be transported by Grace Academy vans or buses to the
      After School Program. Please inform the school that your child will be riding the
      Grace bus.
   C. Children who attend any other Rowan County Elem. or Jr. High schools must
      have transportation provided by the parent to the camp for liability purposes.
   D. We have a sign out procedure for daily pick-up. Please come in and sign
      your child out when you pick them up.
      Parent(s) we have permission pickup forms for you to designate who has
      the authority to pick-up your child (see page 8). There is also an area to fill
      out in case there is someone who does not have permission to pick your
      child up. Please be sure all information is filled out completely along with
      your other required forms. We must have a permission sheet signed by the
      parent if someone else is picking up your child.
   E. Parents, guardians and visitors must check in at sign-out desk. Please do
      not go to play areas without authorization.


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After School, Before School & All Day Camp 2011-2012
6725 Highway 152 E, Rockwell, NC 28138
Ph.704-279-6683
Fax 704-279-6192                    www.graceacademyrockwell.com


   F. If you have an emergency, change in your schedule or if your child is absent
      from school for an extended time, please call the office immediately at 704-279-
      6683 and leave a message on the answering machine.
   G. If your child leaves school early because of sickness, please do not bring your
      child to the After School Camp until they are able to return to school.
   H. If your child has been expelled from school, they may not come to the After
      School program until they have permission to return to school.



GENERAL INFORMATION
   A. To ensure quality care for your child, our staff is screened and is certified in CPR
      and First Aid.
   B. All messages for directors, secretary or any staff member of After School must be
      in written form or call our camp line. Please do not send word by your child.
   C. Please mark all clothing with child's name. We have a lost and found box for
      clothing and items without names. Please regularly check the box for any
      missing clothing. We are not responsible for personal belongings.
   D. Lost and found items will be disposed of at the end of every month.
   E. Students will be assigned a team color based on their age.
      (Blue K5, Red 1st & 2nd, Green 3rd & 4th, and Yellow 5th - 7th.)
   F. When your child arrives from school they are to place their belongings in the
      designated area. All items brought from school (such as toys, nature objects,
      and etc...) must remain in designated area unless the staff counselors give the
      child permission to do otherwise.
   G. We will go outside for daily activities as weather permits. Please provide your
      child with proper clothing. The staff will make sure children are properly
      clothed for outdoor play.
   H. We have a variety of balls, toys and equipment for games.
   I. If you are interested in tutoring, we do have on-site tutors available. For prices
      and scheduling please call our office for details (704-279-6683).


Child Abuse & Neglect: Grace Academy is required by the state of North Carolina to
report any suspected child abuse or neglect. Rowan Co. Department of Social Services
will be notified and a written report will be made. A copy of the report will be placed
and will remain in the student’s file. All steps will be taken to ensure the safety and
well-being of the student.




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After School, Before School & All Day Camp 2011-2012
6725 Highway 152 E, Rockwell, NC 28138
Ph.704-279-6683
Fax 704-279-6192                    www.graceacademyrockwell.com




After School Guidelines (Please go over these rules with your child.)

We must follow these if we are to have a safe and fun time. We will carefully review
them with your child and we ask that you help us by reviewing them with your
child as well.

   Daily Guidelines
      1. No Chewing Gum on buses or Academy property
      2. No name calling.
      3. Play and stay in designated areas.
      4. Keep your hands, feet and all other objects to yourself.
      5. Clean up after yourself.
      6. When a counselor raises his/her hand: stop, look, and listen, no
         talking.
      7. NO hitting or fighting.
      8. Upon arrival from school, place book bag on your team’s wall and sit down
         quietly on your line.
      (There will be music and devotion upon arrival each day and then a time for
      snack.)

   Bathroom Guidelines
   Students must receive permission and a pass to go to the bathroom.

   Please:   * Keep the bathroom clean and neat * Flush toilets & wash your hands
             * Put only toilet paper in the toilets *Put paper towels in the trash can
   Free Play
      Inside Play: Students may play at tables, play foursquare or other organized
      games led by counselors.
      Outside Play: Students may play in designated areas supervised by
      counselors.

   Dress If we feel a child is dressed inappropriately, we will contact the parents or
   additional clothing will be given. Children are to dress modest and without offensive
   writings or pictures.

      Electronic Devices: Items such as pagers, Cell Phones, PSPs, Nintendo
      DS or DSI, walkmans, CD players, MP3’s, I-pods, Game Boys, etc., are not
      allowed. Grace Academy After School is not responsible for lost or stolen
      items.

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6725 Highway 152 E, Rockwell, NC 28138
Ph.704-279-6683
Fax 704-279-6192                    www.graceacademyrockwell.com




Bus Guidelines

   a. Children must remain seated until bus comes to a complete stop.
   b. Children are not to scream, throw objects, run, and fight or use offensive
      language.
   c. Children are to listen to the instructions of the bus driver at all times.
   d. All personal items must remain in book bags. No toys, food, homework, etc…
      out on the bus.

VIOLATIONS OF THE ABOVE RULES:

CONSEQUENCES
       1ST OFFENSE (NO WRITE UP, REMINDED OF AND INSTRUCTED
          ON RULE.)
____   2ND OFFENSE (TIME OUT, PARENT NOTIFIED)
____   3RD OFFENSE (1 TO 2 DAYS SUSPENSION)
____   4TH OFFENSE (3 DAYS - ONE WEEK SUSPENSION)
____   5TH OFFENSE (DISMISSAL)


The following will NOT be tolerated in After School
       1.   Fighting
       2.   Profanity
       3.   Destruction of Church or school property
       4.   Talking back or arguing with counselors and/or director

CONSEQUENCES
____ 1ST OFFENSE (REMINDED OF & INSTRUCTED, TIME OUT &
      PARENTS NOTIFIED)
____ 2ND OFFENSE (1 TO 2 DAYS SUSPENSION)
____ 3RD OFFENSE (3 DAYS - ONE WEEK SUSPENSION)
____ 4TH OFFENSE (DISMISSAL)

NOTE: Permanent suspension from the bus and/or after school will be enforced
after;
   A child receives two suspensions from After School
   Or
   If a child cannot abide by the set guidelines of our After School program.


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After School, Before School & All Day Camp 2011-2012
6725 Highway 152 E, Rockwell, NC 28138
Ph.704-279-6683
Fax 704-279-6192                    www.graceacademyrockwell.com




Misc Information: Asbestos Notification
The US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act
(AHERA) requires all schools to inspect building materials for the presence of asbestos. AHERA
excludes schools from the inspection requirement if the school was constructed after October
12, 1988, and has a signed statement from the architect or project engineer responsible for
constructing the building housing the school stating that no asbestos- containing building
materials were specified for use in is construction. Grace Academy has been provided with
such a statement, and is, therefore, exempt from the requirement to conduct an asbestos
inspection.

The EPA requires us to annually notify you that we are aware of the AHERA regulation, and
that we are in compliance. The Management Plan is filed in the Administrators office and is
available for review at anytime during normal business hours (Monday- Friday 8:00- 5:30).
The AHERA LEA Designee, Tammy Cale, is available to answer any questions you may have
about asbestos in our building (704.279.6683).




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