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1. CLASSES

All day students should arrive as close to 8:00 a.m. as possible. Supervision is provided 7:30-8:00 a.m. and 3:00-3:30 p.m. Please do not leave your child at school before 7:30 a.m. or after 3:30 p.m.

Class hours for Pre-kinder through Grade 12:  8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Resources and Electives:              Teachers' Aides are provided for pre-kinder through third grade             

                                                        Students in PRCS will receive some instruction in Physical Education each week.
                                                        A computer lab and library are also available for student use.
                                                        An after school program of a girls volleyball and boys basketball team is currently offered to qualifying 4th -11th graders.
                                                        It is the plan of PRCS to offer a variety of electives with the future growth of the school.
 

2. CHAPEL

Chapel is held at least once a month for each grade level. Teachers or guest speakers will deliver the message and/or lead songs.

All students are required to attend chapel and are expected to bring their Bibles and to participate in the service. Those attending chapel are expected to maintain a worshipful and respectful atmosphere during the service.
 

3. HOMEWORK

Homework may be assigned for the following reasons:

  • To provide individual practice
  • To reinforce skills.
  • To encourage responsibility.
  • To complete unfinished school assignments, if unable to complete work in class. At the lower elementary level (grades K-3), homework should be very limited. At the upper elementary level (grades 4-6), homework may become a little more involved, and at the middle school and secondary levels (grades 7 and higher), additional time for homework will be required.

At the secondary level, homework is vital to a student’s success in class. Homework should be done at home and not just before class begins each day. “Sharing” homework is considered cheating. Teachers may give homework grades as part of their report card grades. Failure to complete homework assignments may result in disciplinary action. Teachers will expect all homework to be done. Late assignments may have grades lowered or counted as a “zero,” at the discretion of the teacher.

Repeated late or missing homework offenses will be dealt with on an individual basis according to the severity. Teachers may implement a variation of this homework policy, under the direction of the administration, to better meet their classroom expectations.
 

4. PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES

Close communication and cooperation between parents, teachers and administrators is essential in reaching the optimum educational experience for each child. At least two parent-teacher conferences will be scheduled each year. Additional conferences can be requested by either the parents or the teacher.

By working together, we can ensure a positive learning environment for the student. The first required parent-teacher conference will be at the completion of the second six week marking period. Report cards will be given to the parents at this time.

The second required parent-teacher conference will be at the completion of the fourth six week marking period. Should you be unable to attend these scheduled conferences, please contact your child’s teacher to schedule a convenient time to meet and pick up the report card.
 

5. REPORT CARDS

Students will receive report cards at the conclusion of each six week grading period. With the exception of the 2nd and 4th report cards, the other will be sent home with the student.

Please sign and return the report card promptly. Remember to treat the report cards with care as they are official documents.

There will be a charge for replacing a lost or damaged report card. The final report cards of students still owing money on their accounts will be held in the office until all outstanding charges have been paid.

6. PUERTO RICO CHRISTIAN SCHOOL GRADING SCALE.

1st-6th Grading Scale                                                                    7th-12th Grading Scale

A—93-100                                                                                   A—90-100

B—85-92                                                                                   B—80-89

C—73-84                                                                                   C—70-79

D—65-72                                                                                  D—65-69

F—Below 65                                                                                   F—Below 65
 

7. ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT TESTING

The Stanford Achievement Test is administered each April to students in grades 4 or 5 and above.
The results are available by early summer and my be viewed upon request to the homeroom teacher or Principal.
 

8. ATTENDANCE

The parent or guardian is legally responsible for the attendance and punctuality of the student. Classes are planned so that regular attendance is required if the student is to receive the full benefit of the instruction. Excessive absenteeism generally results in poor learning and unsatisfactory grades.

Absences—Students need a written excuse from a parent/guardian after each absence from school. If prolonged or chronic absences occur, the school may request a written explanation from the student’s physician. A record of poor attendance could necessitate retention. Students must complete missed work within a time limit equivalent to the time they missed (i.e. absent 1 day-have 1 day to complete homework. Absent 1 week-have 1 week to complete missed work.)

Assignments that have been given a specific advanced date (i.e. term papers and large projects) will be required of the student whether the student is present or absent from school on that day. Please make arrangements to have the assignment delivered to school by the assigned class period.

A secondary student who is absent for only the day a test is given shall be expected to take the test the day he/she returns providing the test was announced prior to the date of absence.

Parents should call the school office if a student is ill or will not be in attendance for any other reason.

If you are planning a family trip or know that your child will miss several days at a time, please discuss this with your child’s teachers and make arrangements to get his/her homework in advance. Students are responsible for getting their assignments and for the completion of unfinished assignments during absences. Assignments should be complete on the day the student returns to class. Please be conscientious and avoid planning family vacations during school days. Please plan vacation time during scheduled breaks off of school.

For all other absences, it is most helpful if a parent can pick up missed assignments on the day of the absence.
 

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