CuttingEdge Learning Academy

 

2566 E. SR. Hwy 60, Valrico, FL. 33594

PH: 813-662-9911

FAX: 813-662-7711

www.CuttingEdgeLearningAcademy.org

2017-2018

 

PARENT/STUDENT HANDBOOK

 

 

Rev. Mother Carina Maris of Jesus, SJHP, PhD

Academy Owner/Administrator

 

 

 

 

THIS ASSIGNMENT BOOK BELONGS TO:

 

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      HOMEROOM TEACHER:                                                                      GRADE:      

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS


2016-2017 Calendar.................................................... 3

Mission Statement …………………………………........................ 4

Philosophy................................................................. 4

Admission Policy........................................................ 4

Admission Requirements............................................. 4

Arrival & Dismissal..................................................... 4

Attendance Policy ................................. 4

Vacations.................................................................. 5

Birthdays................................................................... 5

Book Bags................................................................. 5

Carline Procedures (Carline Operating Times) ...............5

CELA Week................................................................ 6

Change of Address/Phone Number/Email...................... 6

Child Custody............................................................ 6

Communication (Parent-Teacher) ................................ 6

Curriculum................................................................ 6

Damages.................................................................. 6

Deliveries.................................................................. 7

Discipline.................................................................. 7

Soaring Eagle Behavior Guide……………………….................. 7

Emergency Cards....................................................... 8

Emergency Drill (Drills, Emergency Evacuation,

    Acadedmy Alert System, Academy Closings)  ....... 8

Morning and Extended Care Program   ......................... 8

Extracurricular Activities ............................................ 8

Field Trips................................................................... 8

Field Trip Driver Policy.........................……………………………9

Food Allergy Policy...................................................... 9

Medical Emergencies................................................... 9

Fundraisers.................................................................. 9

Graduation................................................................... 9

Gum Chewing.............................................................. 9

Harassment................................................................. 9

Health Records..........................……………………………………...10

Honor Roll Criteria ………………………………............................10

Special Awards............................ 11

Pre-AP Program........................................................ 11

Homework ................................................................ 11

Late Pickups.............................................................. 11

Lunch....................................................................... 11

Medication (Prescription-Non-Prescription,

     Miscellaneous Health Issues) ................................. 11

Network/Internet Policy....................…………………………….12

Parent/Teacher Association........................................ 12

Parent/Administration Meetings.................................. 12

Grade Level Meetings ……………………………....................... 13

Portfolios................................................................. 13

Registration/Re-enrollment....................................... 13

Remediation Guidelines............................................ 13

Transfer…………………………………………..............................13

Report Cards............................................................ 13

Safe Environment...................................................... 13

Academy’s Right to Amend......................................... 13

Sports Program.......................................................... 13

Cell Phone Use.......................................................... 14

Tutoring/Mentoring................................................... 14

Uniform Policies........................................................ 14

Uniforms............................……………………………………………14

Valuables................................................................. 15

Personal Electronics……………………………….........................15

Visitors...................................................................... 15

Volunteers................................................................. 15

Yearbook................................................................... 15

Financial Policy......................................................... 15

Tuition and Fees……………………………………...........................15

Refunds…………………………………………….............................. 16

Acknowledgement..................................................... 17


 

 

 

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACADEMY OFFICE HOURS

The Academy office is open from 7:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Academy office is open most half days and during the summer break. Refer to Academy calendars/newsletters for official office closings.

 

 

2017-2018 Calendar*

 

 


August

01          Teacher/Staff first day

06          Student Back to School Orientation Celebration 1-3:00 pm

08            FIRST DAY of SCHOOL - Noon Dismissal - NO AFTERCARE

9-11       Noon Dismissal – Aftercare is Available

24          Parent Back to School Night/Open House 6:00 pm

September

04           NO SCHOOL - HOLIDAY - Labor Day

22           Parent Teacher Conferences

22           Progress Reports Go Home

22           Noon Dismissal – Aftercare is Available

October


9            NO SCHOOL - Columbus Day

23           CELA BIRTHDAY

20           Noon Dismissal – Aftercare is Available

November (ALL SOULS MONTH)

01           All Saint’s Parade

01           Honey Baked Ham/Village Inn Sale through Dec. 22nd

03           End of First Trimester

07           Report Cards - 1st Trimester

10           Principal's Honor Roll Celebration 9:45 am

10           Classroom Honor Roll/Awards Celebration 10:00 am

10           Noon Dismissal – Aftercare is Available

20-24      NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Holiday Break

December

08           Noon Dismissal – Aftercare is Available

15           Christmas Concert – 6:00pm – No Aftercare

20           Honey Baked Ham/Village Inn Sale Ends

22           Noon Dismissal - NO AFTERCARE

25-Jan 5   NO SCHOOL – Christmas Holiday Break

January

08           Students Return to the Academy

11           Parent/Teacher Conferences

11           Progress Reports Go Home

15           NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday

26           Noon Dismissal – Aftercare is Available

February

16           Noon Dismissal – Aftercare is Available

19             NO SCHOOL - President’s Day

20           End of Second Trimester

22           Report Cards Go Home - 2nd Trimester

22           Principal's Honor Roll Celebration 9:45 am

22           Classroom Honor Roll/Awards Celebration 10:00 am

March

5- 9          IOWA Testing – NO AFTERCARE

9           Noon Dismissal – Aftercare is Available

17           St. Patrick’s Day-Green Shirts & Jean Day

23           Easter Program 6:00 pm - NO AFTERCARE

29-6          NO SCHOOL - EASTER BREAK

April

09           Students Return to School

12           Parent/Teacher Conferences

12           Progress Reports Go Home

27          Noon Dismissal - Aftercare is Availabler

May

11           Noon Dismissal – Aftercare is Available

21           End of 3rd Trimester

23           CELA Graduation

24           End of Year Award Ceremony 9:00 am

24           Last Day of School – Noon Dismissal – NO AFTERCARE

 


 

*Subject to change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


MISSION STATEMENT

CuttingEdge Learning Academy motivates students to pursue their academic, spiritual and social goals with complete focus in showing their love of God and neighbor in their daily interactions. CELA provides a nurturing and faith-based learning environment that seeks to develop the intellectual, spiritual, emotional, and social aptitudes of our students; thereby empowering them to become successful for life.  

PHILOSOPHY

CuttingEdge Learning Academy believes that every child will learn successfully in an environment that appreciates, loves, and cares for their academic, spiritual, social, and emotional well-being. For this reason, CELA provides our students with a faith-filled learning environment that enables them to feel accepted, motivated, challenged, valued, respected, and loved. We empower our students to take practical approaches in reaching their educational and life goals in a faith-filled environment.

By embracing a life of prayer, sacrifice and charity, we model to our students the true Christian way of living in a secular society. As an institution that promotes holistic education, we recognize our responsibility to develop value-driven citizens that desire to live a life of love, service, and mutual respect for all God’s people.

ADMISSION POLICY

CuttingEdge Learning Academy operates under the management of the Sisters of Jesus the High Priest (SJHP). CELA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national, and ethnic origin in the administration of educational policies, loan programs, athletic and other Academy administered programs.

 

At the moment of enrollment, all CELA new students become a full member of the Academy. However, the administrative team has the right to determine whether or not current students may re-register. The team’s decision will be determined after careful review of the student’s progress during the course of the academic year.  Parents will be notified of their child’s review.

 

Parents and legal guardians are essential members of our Academy community. The parents and legal guardians are the primary educator of their children.  The responsibility of the Academy is to support parents in this undertaking. Parents and legal guardians are strongly encouraged to support the Academy so as to better educate our students. A breakdown in this partnership may result in the removal of the student from the Academy.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 

Kindergarten: Children, who will be five years old on or before September 1, are eligible for admission to kindergarten. 

 

Originals of the Florida physical examination form and completed immunization record form are required when a student is enrolled in any grade at CELA every year.  Children entering Kindergarten or 7th grade must update his/her immunizations before the 1st day of Academy. All students must have up to date immunizations. No exceptions will be made to the above requirements.

 

At Admission, parents shall present:

  • An official copy of the child’s birth certificate
  • The baptismal record (if applicable)
  • A record of compliance with local and State of Florida health requirements
  • A child’s most recent report card and/or standardized test scores for children with previous Academy attendance
  • All documents as specified on the registration check list
  • Any psychological educational exams administered in previous years
  • Court orders pertaining to custody of child when applicable

 

ARRIVAL & DISMISSAL

CuttingEdge Learning Academy starts daily activities at 8:00 a.m. Parents are requested to drop off their children between 7:45 a.m. – 7:50 a.m. to have them ready for Morning Prayer.  Morning Prayer will begin immediately following the 8:00 a.m. bell.  Students arriving prior to 7:45 a.m. should be dropped off in the Morning Care Program. Dismissal for ALL grades is 3:00 p.m.

 

ATTENDANCE POLICY

Class Attendance

CuttingEdge Learning Academy considers attendance very important. Every learning time is precious and counts to the academic success of the student. To satisfy the attendance policy of CELA, students must come to the Academy every day and must actively participate in the learning activities of the day. 

 

 

Tardiness

A student is tardy if he/she arrives at the Academy after 8:00 a.m. This student will be issued a tardy slip and an indication of the tardiness in the attendance register. Students who arrive after 8:00 a.m., must report to the Academy office for a tardy slip.  Tardy students must be signed in by their parents.  Arriving at the Academy or when leaving the Academy before 3:00 pm dismissal. A student leaving the Academy before 12 p.m. will be considered a ½ day absence. Tardiness will be recorded on the student’s permanent record. It is the responsibility of the student/parent to complete the missed homework and classwork. Any classwork or homework missed must be completed within 24 hours the student returned to the Academy. Missing classwork or homework may result in a lower grade.

Absences and Illness

It is the responsibility of the parents to call the Academy’s office or send email to report a student’s absence. This should be done between 7:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. on each day that the student is absent. It is required that parents should clearly state the reason for the student’s absence. A Student who is absent for two or more days must bring a dated Doctor’s note upon return to the Academy. The note should explain the reason/s for the absence as well as assuring CELA that the student’s presence will not be endangering the health of other students, particularly students who had a communicable disease. Students should not be sent to school if they have a fever.

 

Early Dismissals

CuttingEdge Learning Academy considers the safety of our students a priority. For early release of student, it is required that parent or legal guardian must sign the early release form before the student will be released to him or her. CuttingEdge Learning Academy (under any circumstance) will not release a student to any person, whether related or unrelated without appropriately authorized parent or legal guardian permission. Any parent or legal guardian wishing to send a relative or friend to pick up a student, must notify the Academy in writing followed by a phone call to the Academy indicating the identity of the person he or she will be sending to pick up the student. The delegate must be prepared to show a photo ID.

CELA encourages parents to make medical and dental appointments during non-Academy hours. 

 

 

VACATIONS

Vacations are discouraged during school time.  If it is necessary to take a child out of the Academy for a prolonged period of time, please consult the Academy calendar and the Administrator before making arrangements.  Work will be assigned for make-up after the child returns to the Academy. It is the student’s responsibility to complete and submit work missed during his/her absence.

 

BIRTHDAYS

Please check with the front desk for food allergies in your child’s class before bringing in any birthday treats. Birthday treats must be store bought and include a label listing all the ingredients.  NO HOMEMADE ITEMS WILL BE SERVED. Treats should be limited to cupcakes, brownies, or cookies. A treat MUST be provided for every child in the class. All such treats will be passed out during your child’s lunch break. Party invitations are not to be distributed in the classroom unless all students in the child’s class are invited, or ALL girls or ALL boys instead.

 

BOOK BAGS

All CELA students must have a backpack-style book bag without wheels in order to protect their computer and other valuables from inclement weather, damage, and loss. Please check your child’s backpack to ensure that toys and expensive games are not brought to the Academy.  Upon arriving in the classroom, the students put their computers on their desks and their bags in their lockers.  No book bags will be left sitting in the middle of the floor or in front of a locker.

 

CAR LINE PROCEDURES

The CuttingEdge Learning Academy carline procedure is designed for maximum safety and efficiency in transporting our children to and from the Academy. Enter the Academy following the lead of adults and students on patrol duty.  It is important that you stay in your car. Students are to be collected in the carline by the adults and students on duty.

 

Carline Operating Times

Carline will be operated Monday through Friday mornings between 7:45 a.m. to 7:59 a.m. and afternoons between 3:00 p.m. to 3:10 p.m. If children arrive prior to 7:45 a.m., they must be checked into Morning Care Program for supervision (a fee will be incurred). All grades will be released at 3:00 p.m. If you arrive after 3:10 p.m., your child will be sent to Extended Care Program for supervision until you arrive (a fee will be incurred). 

 

 

 

CELA Carline Procedures

  • Hang your family name tag on the rear view mirror of your car. If you do not have a family name tag, contact the office immediately. Be prepared to show your ID and a temporary car line pass will be issued to you.
  • Take time to teach your children how to strap themselves in the car.  If necessary, CELA Safety Patrol may help to strap them in.
  • Children will be loaded into vehicles by an Adult. No walking around vehicles!
  • No opening or loading of vehicle trunks while in carline lane.
  • There will be in-school pick up during inclement weather (i.e. thunder storms). All other times, children may be assembled by class outside on the sidewalk for more expedient pickup.
  • Please respect directions and assistance given by carline directors and Safety Patrol Monitors.
  • Please continue out of the parking lot in order to alleviate traffic bottlenecks. There are no stops, opening trunks for backpacks, meetings, etc. as this will cause traffic backup.

 

CELA WEEK

CuttingEdge Learning Academy Spirit Week is an annual event, celebrating the birth of CuttingEdge Learning Academy.  During this week, Academy spirit is promoted by having many excellent learning activities and community building events.  Parents and students are required to come to the opening event.

 

CHANGE OF ADDRESS/PHONE NUMBER/EMAIL

It is very important, for emergency and administrative reasons, that every enrolled family maintains an up-to-date address, phone number and email address record at the Academy’s office.  It is the parent’s responsibility to notify the Academy immediately if there is a change in this information during the year.

 

CHILD CUSTODY

It is the responsibility of the custodial parent to make the Academy aware of any court order preventing the other parent visitation rights. If any court ordered child custody agreement does exist, a copy must be placed in the child’s permanent office file. The Academy will not be hold accountable if this policy is neglected.

 

 

COMMUNICATION

Communication is the only effective way of understanding a situation and for solving a problem.  Please check your daily emails and weekly folders for important information. Any concern or question relating to the student in the Academy should be

 

communicated to the student’s teacher as soon as possible.  The members of the faculty will be happy to have you call them after Academy hours. An appointment can be made by calling the Academy and leaving a voice mail or email message for the appropriate teacher/faculty member. There will be no morning appointments with teachers. Please contact the Administrator immediately if the problem remains unresolved.

 

Parent-Teacher Communication

Three official conferences are scheduled during the year to discuss the student’s development in the Academy program. Parents must attend these conferences. Teachers and parents may request additional conferences as soon as it is needed.  Our Academy messenger system is a computerized communication software program that will be used to contact parents during Academy emergencies via phone and email. It is extremely important that parents keep the office informed of any changes to contact information. 

 

CURRICULUM

The Curriculum refers to all the guided experiences of the student under the direction of the Academy.  The instructional program is monitored and evaluated by the administrator and teachers on an ongoing basis, in keeping with the guidelines of the Florida Department of Education.

 

The required subject areas for grades K-12 are:

  • Religion
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Math
  • Art
  • Language Arts (Reading, Spelling, Phonics)
  • Music
  • Character Education (Conflict Resolution and Peer Mediation)
  • Physical Education
  • Nutrition and Health Education
  • Spanish

                             

DAMAGES

At CELA, we teach our students responsibility and accountability. In the case a student damages or loses an Academy’s property; parents/guardians WILL be asked to replace the damaged property.

 

 

 

 

 

DELIVERIES

We discourage parents from delivering flowers, balloons, etc. during the Academy hours. In special occasions, the deliveries should be left at the front office with receiver’s name and grade written on the container.

 DISCIPLINE

CELA believes that punishment should be meaningful to students and should focus on transforming the life and choices of the student. CuttingEdge Learning Academy is committed to maintaining an environment that inspires our students to become a positive influence on their peers.  In the light of CuttingEdge Learning Academy’s philosophy, we dedicate ourselves to:

  • Serving, assisting, and helping each CELA student to maintain good conduct.
  • Providing a wholesome, Christian environment that exposes our students to Christian principles, values and attitudes.

 

By implementing the Soaring Eagle Behavior Guide (SEBG), our daily goals and overall plan will be reinforced by helping each student learn to make right choices and develop self-discipline and sense of personal responsibility.  In following the strategies of Soaring Eagle Behavior Guide, each student learns the behaviors that are expected of them at a given situation. The Soaring Eagle Behavior Guide highlights all positive behaviors a student is expected to exhibit within and outside the Academy premises. SEBG targets:

Self-Responsibility: Accepting self-responsibility encourages students to see themselves as the primary cause of their outcomes and experiences.

Self-Management: Mastering self-management skills inspires students to consistently plan and execute purposeful actions in pursuit of their educational and behavioral goals and dreams.

Self-Motivation: Self-motivation helps students to find purpose in their lives by discovering personally meaningful goals and dreams.

Self-Awareness: Gaining self-awareness assists students to consciously employ behaviors, beliefs, and attitudes that keep them on course.

Interdependence: Employing interdependence encourages students to build mutually supportive relationships that help them to achieve their goals and dreams while helping others to do the same.

Life-Long Learning: Adopting life-long learning skills encourages students to find valuable lessons and wisdom in nearly every experience they have.

Emotional Intelligence: Developing emotional intelligence helps students to effectively manage their emotions in support of their goals and dreams.

Believing in Themselves: By believing in themselves students see themselves capable, lovable, and unconditionally worthy as human beings. This knowledge inspires them to treat their peer with love and care.

 

Goals of Soaring Eagle Behavior Guide (SEBG)

The goals of this program are to train students to be responsible, stop unacceptable behaviors, encourage good behaviors, and establish a peaceful and productive classroom.  SEBG empowers our students to take practical approaches in reaching their educational and life goals in a faith-filled environment.

 

STEPS IN HANDLING DISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS

When a student makes choices not in keeping with classroom or Academy rules, he/she will be:

  1. Given the time to study and master the appropriate skill that is required (For instance. self-management) through guided activities such as assigning a Bible passage that highlights the choice that the student made. It is expected that the student will adjust his/her behavior as he/she learns more about the challenging skill. By assigning the student a Bible passage; he/she may learn to conduct himself/herself according to the commandments of God.
  2. If the behavior continues after the opportunity to address the problem, the teacher will notify the student’s parent by sending an email home describing the student’s infraction. It is expected that at this time, parent will assist the child in mastering the particular skill needed.
  3. If the behavior continues after notifying the parent, the student will be recommended to the Administrator for a behavior training which will take place after the Academy official hours and a note will be made in the teacher’s discipline record.
  4. If behavior still continues, the teacher will schedule a conference with the Administrator, the teacher and the parents to brainstorm the best strategies that would help the student.
  5. If a student gets three conferences with the Administrator, teacher, and parent, it is a clear sign that CELA is not the best fit for the student. Parents will be advised to change environment for the student.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following are considered serious and are subject     to strict review and definite action:

  1. Fighting
  2. Sexual harassment
  3. Disrespect shown to faculty members, other adults or to fellow students
  4. Use of obscene language and/or gestures
  5. Disruptive behavior or insubordination
  6. Possession of dangerous and/or harmful materials or weapons on Academy property
  7. Smoking anywhere on Academy property
  8. Possession or use of controlled substances
  9. Dishonest behavior
  10. Possession of immoral or pornographic material
  11. Truancy (absence without permission)
  12. Consistent nonconformity to Academy rules regarding proper dress or good grooming
  13. Threatening behavior of any kind
  14. Violation of the internet Policy.
  15. Excessive uniform violations
  16. Any infraction of any other rule set down by the administration when such infraction is serious

The Academy has the legal right to search lockers, backpacks, cell phones, computers, personal belongings, or anything brought on Academy property.

 

EMERGENCY CARDS

Each family must fill out an emergency card at the beginning of the year. In case of an emergency, we must be able to contact a parent. No child shall attend Academy event off campus unless this card is on file and current. Notify the office immediately when information changes.

 

EMERGENCY DRILLS

Fire drills are conducted once each month and tornado drills are conducted at least once each year.

 

Emergency Evacuation Plan

In the event of an Emergency Evacuation of the premises, other than for weather conditions, classes will be notified. Teachers will guide their students through an exterior door closest to their class. If the need should arise for a process different from what is stated here, special directions would be given by the Academy Administrator.

ACADEMY ALERT SYSTEM

In the event of any emergency, parents will be contacted via phone call or email. Parents should keep the office updated in order to be reached more easily in the event of an emergency.

 

 

 

 

 

ACADEMY CLOSINGS

CuttingEdge Learning Academy will follow Hillsborough County’s Public School closings.  Listen to radio and TV broadcasts for information on school closings.

 

MORNING & EXTENDED CARE PROGRAMS

The Morning Care and Extended Care Programs will be available from 7 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.   The hourly rate for both the Morning Care Program and the Extended Care program is $5.00 an hour.  Charges will be assessed based on 15 minute increments.  We will track your usage of the programs throughout the month.  On the first day of each month, you will be provided with a reconciliation of the preceding month’s usage of the Morning and Extended Care Programs.  Each student attending the programs, is required to have a completed Informational Form in their student file. Parents/Guardians picking up any child after 6 p.m., will be charged a $15.00 fee and an additional $10.00 for every 15 minutes they are late. The monthly invoices will be e-mailed to parent/guardian on the first school day of the month for the preceding month (after services provided) for payment to be due on the 5th of the month. Any family whose bill is delinquent beyond 14 days may lose the privilege of using the program.  A $15.00 late fee will be incurred if payment is not received by the 10th of each month.

 

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

CELA is committed to provide quality learning experiences to our students. To augment the regular Academy curriculum provided for our students, extracurricular activities are offered. Parents are asked to support our effort by registering their children in these activities. These are wonderful opportunities for students to develop particular talents and skills that would enable them to become better students and individuals. Some activities may have age, grade or academic requirements. Students involved in extracurricular activities sponsored by the Academy represent our Academy and its philosophy. As a courtesy to the personnel who run these extracurricular programs, parents/guardians are encouraged to pick up their children on time.

 

FIELD TRIPS

According to the Sisters of Jesus the High Priest (SJHP) Educational Policy, all field trips shall:

  • Support the curriculum of the grade
  • Provide learning activities related to the objectives of the program
  • Planned with systematic procedures, such as but not limited to, permission forms, transportation, and adequate adult supervision
  • Suitable teaching shall precede and follow each field trip

 

At CuttingEdge Learning Academy, field trips are a part of the Academy curriculum and not an option. Students will be permitted to go on Academy sponsored trips only after parents have:

  1. Signed the written permission slip supplied by the Academy
  2. Returned the handbook review form and emergency card

NOTE: A student who does not have the necessary forms signed and returned to the Academy will be placed in the classroom and any money paid for the trip will not be refunded. Telephone permission or parent notes are not acceptable. Parent chaperones are not allowed to bring their younger children as this will affect supervision of students. CuttingEdge Learning Academy will not host activities or events that involve an overnight stay. If participation in Academy-related event or competition involves an overnight stay, parents are responsible for the safety and supervision of their own children during that event. Field trip transportation is by bus or parent drivers. In other cases, where the parent provides transportation, the parent is responsible for arrangements. When transportation is provided by the Academy, all students are expected to use this transportation.

 

CELA Field Trip Driver Policy

Parent/Guardians may serve as drivers for our field trips. Driver/chaperones must submit

  • A valid driver’s license
  • Proof of current insurance in advance of the field trip
  • Completed Level II background check

Volunteer hours will be given for your time driving and while chaperoning the field trip.

 

FOOD ALLERGY POLICY

Food allergies can be life threatening. CuttingEdge Learning Academy will work with students, parents and physicians to minimize the risks and provide a safe environment for the allergic students.  Below is a list of responsibilities we expect of the family, student and physician. It will be the parent’s responsibility to:

  • Notify the Academy of the student’s allergy
  • Provide labeled emergency medication with a physician’s order form signed by the physician
  • Educate the student in self-management of his/her food allergy
  • Train another adult of their choice (other than the teacher) to go on field trips with the student to administer an Epi-pen (emergency medication) as required
  • Ensure that all faculty members who teach the student are aware of the student’s allergy and the symptoms that associate with it as well as the appropriate follow-up care

All emergency medication will be kept in the Administrator’s office with the physician’s order form unless otherwise directed by the physician. The teacher who has a student with an allergy, will leave information in the Substitute Folder concerning any necessary precautions. 

 

MEDICAL EMERGENCIES

In case of a medical emergency:

  • First aid will be administered on site
  • After further evaluation, 911 may be called
  • The parent/guardian will be notified
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FUNDRAISERS

To maintain affordable tuition and to help us provide special programs, parents/guardians and students are required to participate actively in all CELA fundraisers. Fundraising ideas are welcomed from parents/guardians and the details may be discussed with the administration. 

 

GRADUATION

To expedite graduation ceremony preparations, supplies needed are ordered in advance. The Graduation Fee of $200.00 is due with intial enrollment fees for 8th and 12th grade students.  In order to participate in the Graduation Ceremony, end of year field trip, graduation activities and to receive the final report card, all academic and financial obligations to the Academy must be fulfilled prior to the last day of school for the 8th and 12th grades.  A refund of fees is not possible as expenses are budgeted based on enrollment and paid in advance.

 

GUM CHEWING

Gum is NOT allowed on the property at any time. It is important that we take care of our campus and the Academy properties.

 

HARASSMENT/BULLYING

CuttingEdge Learning Academy is devoted to providing a Christian, professional, and supportive educational community for the administrators, faculty and staff, parents and students. CuttingEdge Learning Academy has adopted and promulgated a harassment policy that addresses behaviors that interfere with fulfilling the Academy’s mission. CuttingEdge Learning Academy condemns any form of harassment and will address all credible allegations.

 

Purpose of the Policy  

CuttingEdge Learning Academy Harassment/Bullying Policy proposes:

  • That every person in our campus is free from physical, psychological or verbal intimidation and harassment.
  • That each individual involved in the Academy maintain and further develops attitudes and behaviors which express respect for others and are reflective of each person’s God-given dignity.
  • To encourage a heightened sensitivity toward behaviors that others may find offensive and intimidating, whether these behaviors refer to race, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, familial status, veteran status or disability.

 

This policy is not intended to otherwise limit the expectation of staff, children, students and volunteers to engage fully in traditions of teaching, celebrating, participating in and being formed by the Quality faith, including but not limited to curriculum, catechesis, the Sacraments, other liturgies, worship services and ministries.

 

Explanation of Harassment

Harassment can result from a single incident or from a pattern of behavior involving verbal, written or physical conduct or communication. We follow the Florida State protocol for reporting and investigating all reported incidents of bullying and/or harassment.

Harassment encompasses a broad range of behaviors, which could include, but are not limited to:

  • Physical, mental or verbal abuse
  • Insults, jokes, or derogatory slurs based on one or more of an individual’s protected status(es)
  • Unwelcome sexual advances or touching
  • Implicit or explicit requests for sexual favors
  • Unwanted sexual comments (serious or humorous)
  • Unwanted sexually suggestive telephone calls, letters, e-mails, etc.
  • Comments or jokes based on issues of modesty and developing social awareness
  • Unwanted forced involvement in activities (e.g. physical, religious, etc.)
  • Coercion of religious styles or personal beliefs upon a participant
  • Intimidation in front of a group or forced personal sharing in groups
    • Inappropriate media or music use which would violate this policy

 

Confidentiality

The right to confidentiality, both of the complainant and of the accused, will be respected to the extent possible, but will be consistent with legal obligations and with the necessity to investigate allegations of misconduct and to take corrective action when this conduct has occurred.

 

HEALTH RECORDS

CuttingEdge Learning Academy requires that enrollment and acceptance of students into the Academy is contingent to a submission of a Florida Department of health Certificate of Immunization as provided for in Florida Statute 1003.22. CuttingEdge Learning Health/Immunization records are filed in the Academy office. Any child without proper immunization records according to Florida State Guidelines will not be permitted to begin classes until proper immunizations and original health report forms are submitted to the Academy. Sports Physicals should be noted on the specified sports forms.

 

 

HONOR ROLL CRITERIA

Here at CuttingEdge Learning Academy all grades are eligible for the Honor Roll. Below are the specifications about the honor roll program:

 

Valedictorian: In order to merit the honor of a valedictorian, a student must have earned straight A’s in every academic area: Religion, Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies and in all specials:  P.E./Health, Art, Music, Character Education, and Spanish.  Conduct grades must also be no less than “S” satisfactory in every area. This is the highest honor roll in the Academy.

Salutatorian:  In order to merit the honor of a salutatorian, a student must have earned A’s with a B in the academic area: Religion, Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies and in all specials:  P.E./Health, Art, Music, Character Education, and Spanish.  Conduct grades must also be no less than “S” satisfactory in every area.

Principal’s Honor Roll:  In order to merit Principal’s Honor Roll, a student must have earned A’s in the academic area: Religion, Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies and in all specials:  P.E./Health, Art, Music, Character Education, and Spanish.  Conduct grades must also be no less than “S” satisfactory in every area.

Honor RollIn order to attain Honor Roll, a student must have earned an “A or B” in all academic areas: Religion, Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies and in all special areas: P.E./Health, Art, Music, Character Education, Spanish.  Conduct grades must also be no less than “S” satisfactory”.

 

GRADING SCALE

A+    = 97 – 100

A      = 94 – 96

A-    = 91 - 93

B+   = 87 – 90

B    = 84 – 86

B-   = 81 – 83

C+   = 77 – 80

C    = 74 – 76

C-      = 71 – 73

D+    = 67 – 70

D     = 64 - 66

D-     = 61 – 63

F    = 0 –  60

Conduct Scale:

S:      Satisfactory

N:     Needs Improvement

U:     Unsatisfactory

 

SPECIAL AWARDS

CELA Eagles Honor Award

All enrolled students of CuttingEdge Learning Academy are eligible for the Academy’s special award, “CELA Eagles”. This is a yearly recognition of those students who excelled in academics and character. These students represent CELA Eagle principles. To select a child for this award, teachers will use the three trimester grades and the following guidelines:

Attitude — positive attitude toward all staff members and peers.

Behavior —should follow Academy and classroom rules in all situations.

Quality Identity —service, applies Quality beliefs and values.

 

PRE-AP PROGRAM

CELA Advanced Academics Standards and Expectations

CELA offers open enrollment for Pre-AP courses. Advanced Academics courses are more rigorous than regular classes. Students will encounter more challenging schoolwork. Advanced Academic courses may require independent research.  The goal of Pre-AP courses is to ready students for AP course work as well as sitting for AP exams in high school. In order to be successful in the Advanced Academic courses students must:

  • Be self-motivated learners and have strong study skills
  • Possess strong creative and critical thinking skills
  • Read on or above grade level
  • Have proficient oral and written communications skills
  • Have self-discipline to plan, organize, and carry out tasks to completion
  • Have interest and self-directedness in a particular subject
  • Have 90 percent or higher in an academic class and 80 percent or higher in a Pre-AP class

 

HOMEWORK

CELA considers homework as part of the learning processes and experiences. Homework is given to reinforce concepts and skills taught in class and for enrichment. Also, we use homework to encourage the growth of student responsibility and initiative for their own progress and to provide parents the opportunity to participate in the child’s scholastic growth.  Incomplete homework will affect a student’s grade.   

 

LATE PICKUPS

For the safety of the students, those who are not picked up or are remaining on the Academy grounds will be taken to the Extended Care Program.  A fee will be charged for this service.

 

LUNCH

Children will bring their own bagged lunch daily. Please do not send lunches that need to be heated in a microwave. Lunches should be of a healthy nature. Fast food and soda are not permitted. Assistance will be offered to parents with special needs.

 

MEDICATION

Prescription Medication

If a child is required by a medical doctor to take prescription medication during the school day, Academy personnel will administer the medication under the following conditions:

  1. 1.     The Academy receives a copy of the doctor’s order which includes:
  • name of medication
  • condition for which it is being given
  • dosage and time of administration
  • duration of the request
  • doctor’s signature and telephone number
  1. 2.     Medication must be in original pharmacy bottle, with written information clearly visible.
  2. 3.     “Medication at Academy Permission” Form signed & dated by parent must be on file. Medication will be disposed of if not picked up by the last day of school.
  3. 4.     No medicine shall be administered to a child in kindergarten. Rare exceptions may only be approved by the administrator.  Medication must either be accompanied by Doctor’s order or prescription, and the appropriate forms must be filled out in the office.
  4. 5.     Students are NOT to administer their own medications. Do not send medicine in lunch boxes.
  5. 6.     Students are not to distribute medication of ANY kind to one another. BREAKING THESE RULES COULD RESULT IN EXPULSION.

 

Non-Prescription Medications

  1. 1.     Must be in the original container (Tylenol bottle, cough syrup bottle, etc.).
  2. 2.     Must be clearly identified as to the name and type of   medication and dosage instructions.
  3. 3.     “Medication at Academy Permission” Form signed & dated by parent must be on file giving the child’s name, medication name, dosage instructions, specific dosage times, and any other necessary instructions must accompany the medication.

Example:  “Please give Karen one teaspoonful of ‘brand name’ cough medicine at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.”  Parent must sign and date the form. Forms for administering medication can be obtained in the Academy office.

 

NOTE: All medications, prescriptions or over the counter type, must be turned in to the Academy office for lock-up in Administrator’s office. No child is to keep any medication on his/her person or in desk or locker, back pack, etc.  Even cough drops and throat lozenges must be kept in the office. Parents must list all medications their child is taking.  If there is a medication change, please contact the Academy to update medication form.

 

Miscellaneous Medical and Health Issues

The office staff attends to any child that becomes ill or hurt during school hours. The parent/guardian will be notified by telephone if the situation warrants.  In general, any child in attendance should be able to participate in Academy activities.  The Academy should be informed of any illness, emotional upset, and loss of sleep, medication administered or other situation that may affect your child.

  • If your child is ill (running a fever of 100 degrees or above, exhibiting flu or strep symptoms, experiencing constant sneezing or runny nose, or has an unexplained rash, head lice or nits), please keep him/her home and notify the office of his/her absence.
  • Anytime your child becomes ill during the school day, we will call you to pick up your child.  If you cannot be reached, we will call one of the friends or relatives you have listed to contact in case of emergencies.
  • If your child leaves Academy ill one day, he/she must stay out 24 hours unless a doctor’s note is brought in stating that he/she is able to return to the Academy.
  • Accidents and injuries will be reported to the parent. An accident report form will be sent home. These should be signed by parents and returned to Academy the following day.
  • Parents will be notified if a communicable disease has been detected at the Academy.
  • If your child has an allergy, please pick up an Allergy Alert form in the office.  All allergies will be treated as serious.  Parents of students with allergies will be required to have a doctor signed Allergy Alert form on file.
  • In case of emergency, the following steps will be taken:
  1. 1.     Parents or emergency contact will be notified.
  2. 2.     If the above persons cannot be reached, then the child’s doctor will be contacted.
  3. 3.     911 will be called in cases with serious injuries.

 

INTERNET POLICY

The purpose of internet access is to enhance instruction and support learning in a manner consistent with the mission of CELA. The internet offers unique resources to students that allow them to access electronic libraries, search topics in almost any field and obtain information otherwise not available on a local, immediate level/format.

 

Student usage of the internet shall ONLY be for educational purposes consistent with the curriculum of the CuttingEdge Learning Academy. Usage for entertainment or recreation is generally PROHIBITED at all times unless directed by the teacher. Inappropriate use of the internet may result in cancellation of privileges and students may face disciplinary and/or legal action including, but not limited to, criminal prosecution under local, state and federal laws. Parents and students must sign an Acceptable Use Policy form for their child. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend meetings related to child safety and the internet. Students or parents may not post Academy related pictures, logos, audio clips, etc. on YouTube or other Internet Websites.

  

PARENT/TEACHER ASSOCIATION

All parents with children attending CuttingEdge Learning Academy are required to become members of the Parent/Teacher Association (PTA). The objective of the PTA is to help promote the welfare and finances of the Academy and to provide educational and social opportunities for Academy families.  PTA sponsors general meetings each year. The purpose of the general meetings is to communicate PTA business.

 

PARENT/ADMINISTRATION MEETINGS

The administrator’s office is open on a daily basis for parents who would like to present concerns, ideas, or questions in an informal atmosphere. Administration will do its best to answer all questions while respecting individual rights and confidences. These gatherings will give parents the opportunity to deal with issues as they occur in an atmosphere where they can be heard as well as give input. To meet with the administrator, please call the Academy and make an appointment with the Academy’s secretary.

 

GRADE LEVEL MEETINGS

Grade level meetings with the teacher are offered each year to provide parents an opportunity to discuss issues that relate specifically to children of different age/grade levels. The social, emotional, spiritual and academic areas will be discussed. It is our hope that this opportunity will help parents and the Academy to enhance our experience of community. These meetings will also provide time for parent concerns and questions.

 

PORTFOLIOS

Portfolios are a collection of work samples which demonstrate individual student growth in a particular subject area.  The collection of documentation will include student work samples, written records and anecdotal notes from teachers, assistant or student; photographs, product of performance assessment, progress reports, checklists, rating scales and rubrics.

Portfolios will be used during parent / teacher / student conferences to demonstrate the student’s learning in the classroom. Parents, teacher and student will collectively review and discuss selected work samples and plan for future growth as a team.

 

 

REGISTRATION/RE-ENROLLMENT

At re-enrollment time, priority will be given to families in the following order:

  • Current students re-enrolling/re-registering
  • Siblings of family members already in attendance, provided space is available

Current families must reply and re-enroll/register within the allocated timeframe or possibly risk losing their roster position. Acceptance for admission is communicated via an Acceptance Letter.

 

REMEDIATION GUIDELINES

A student enrolled in CELA who fails one core subject may be required to participate in a remedial program. Failure of two core subjects may result in remediation or retention at the discretion of the Administrator. Failure of three or more core subjects may result in retention. Occasionally, a student may also be retained for maturity or social development reasons. The following criterion applies to the remediation process:

  1. Remediation must take place in one of the following:
  • A CELA remediation program
  • By a teacher certified in the subject area contracted by the parent and approved by the Administrator
  • In a remediation program which has been approved by the Administrator
  1. Prior to the beginning of the next academic year, the Administrator must receive:
  • Validation of attendance and
  • Proof of proficiency (in the subject areas) including work samples and test scores.

Failure to meet remediation guidelines may result in retention.

  1. The following documentation guidelines will be followed after meeting remediation guidelines:
  • The original failing grade is recorded on the permanent record and may not be altered.
  • Proof of proficiency in the subject area must be recorded separately on the permanent record card.

 

TRANSFER RULE

Any student who fails one or more core subjects must meet the remediation guidelines of the Academy. After these criteria have been met, further assessment may be administered by the Academy Administrator to ensure proper placement.

Note: Students with an existing student support plan will be reviewed individually.

 

REPORT CARDS

Report cards are available for each trimester. Report cards are reviewed before being posted to your child’s account.  Please print and sign your child’s report card and return to school for the first and second trimesters. 

  

SAFE ENVIRONMENT

To ensure safe environment, all faculty, staff and parent volunteers are expected to undergo Level II background screening and finger printing.  Parents will incur the cost of background screening and fingerprinting. 

 

ACADEMY’S RIGHT TO AMEND

CuttingEdge Learning Academy retains the right to amend the handbook. Parents will be notified in writing if changes are made during the academic year. The administration reserves the right to waive any disciplinary regulation.

 

SPORTS PROGRAM

CuttingEdge Learning Academy will be looking into registering our students in one the local leagues as soon as we have a team.

 

 

 

CELL PHONE USE

In order to insure a safe environment and optimal learning environment, there will be NO cell phone usage allowed on the grounds of CuttingEdge Learning Academy during class hours.  Violators of this rule will have the phone confiscated until a parent can claim it in the Administrator’s office.

 

TUTORING/MENTORING PROGRAM

CuttingEdge Learning Academy offers tutoring and mentoring services to those students who need it. Please contact the office if you need these services for more information.

 

UNIFORM POLICIES

All uniforms must be purchased from CuttingEdge Learning Academy PTA/PTSA. All students are to be in full uniform at all times unless otherwise directed by the Academy. Upon receiving 2 uniform violations, the student may not participate in the next jeans/free dress day.

Written notification is required if there are exceptional medical reasons for the student not to be in the proper uniform. Other guidelines to follow in determining dress code and general appearance are as follows:

  • No bandanas may be worn on Academy grounds
  • No tattoos—temporary or permanent
  • No writings or markings on the skin
  • No cut off or ripped jeans
  • Students may wear a watch and a cross or religious medal on a simple necklace
  • Girls may wear one pair of stud earrings
  • Any jewelry beyond the items mentioned above will be turned in to the office to be collected by the parents
  • No inappropriate haircuts or hair dyes (i.e. Mohawks, braids, cornrolls, fauxhawks, or hair below the ears or collar for boys)
  • Hair accessories must match the uniform
  • No hair wraps and large bows
  • No make-up, nail polish or fake nails
  • Short-shorts are not permitted at any time
  • Clothing that exposes the entire shoulder, tube tops, spaghetti straps, or similar type clothing are not allowed
  • Dresses must reach the knees
  • Closed toe shoes must be worn at all times

 

 

 

 

 

 

UNIFORMS

Girls’ Uniform:

Grades Pre-K-8

Jumper                        Navy

Skort                           Navy

Polo Shirt                     Light blue with school LOGO

Ankle Socks                 White

Shoes                         All Black Leather Shoe/Sneaker

Girl’s Uniform:

Grades 9-12

Skort                           Navy

Polo Shirt                     Light Blue

Ankle Socks                  White

Shoes                          All Black Leather Shoe/Sneaker

Boys’ Uniform:

Grades Pre-K-8

Flat Pant                      Navy

Flat Short                     Navy

Short All Elastic Waist     Navy

Polo Shirt                     Light Blue with School LOGO

Belt                             Black

Ankle Socks                 White

Shoes                         All Black Leather Shore/Sneaker

Boys’ Uniform:

Grades 9-12

Flat Pant                     Navy

Flat Short                    Navy

Polo Shirt                    Light Blue with school LOGO

Belt                            Black

Ankle Socks                 White

Shoes                         All Black Leather Sneaker/Shoe

 

FOR ALL STUDENTS:

Physical Education

Sweatshirts                     Navy

Short Sleeve PE Shirt        Maroon

PE Shorts        -Jersey      Navy

PE Sweatpants                Navy

Zipper Hoody                  Navy

Spirit Shirt                      Current or Past Year

 

Basketball/tennis shoes (all Black) must be worn for P.E.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Field Trips

Dress code for field trips is CELA Spirit shirt and uniform bottoms or PE uniform. The choice will be disclosed the week before the trip. All students must wear the same uniform.

 

Free Dress Day

Students may wear the following:  Bottoms should be long jeans or pants, Bermuda/knee length shorts or capris.  The top must be modest with sleeves.  Jewelry and make-up restrictions apply.  No flip-flops or open-toed shoes.

 

Jean Day

There will be a “Jean Day” every Friday. This is a PTA/Student Council Fundraiser and the cost to wear jeans is $1.00. Students may wear the following: blue denim in long jeans, capris, or shorts (Bermuda/ knee length and no cut off or ripped jeans).  Top: P.E. t-shirt or CELA Spirit Shirt. Students may also choose to wear a different shirt. The shirt must be appropriate and have sleeves. The cost for the student to wear their shirt of choice is $1.00 Normal jewelry regulations still apply

 

Cold Weather

All CELA students (boys and girls) may wear sweat pants for PE. Only Academy sweaters or jackets are allowed to be worn inside the Academy building.

 

VALUABLES

Academy administrators and staff are not responsible for valuables students bring to Academy. It is recommended that students leave all valuables at home. Students should not bring toys or unusual items to the Academy unless they are intended for a specific purpose in the classroom and have been requested by the teacher.  If a student brings one of these items to Academy, it will be placed in the office for the parent to pick up.

 

PERSONAL ELECTRONICS

The following items are not permitted on the grounds of CuttingEdge Learning Academy:

  • Photo/Video equipment (except as allowed for Administrative/Academy approved projects)
  • Portable CD players
  • Handheld video games
  • Any other non-approved electronic device
  • Cell Phones – A signed Parent / Student Authorization must be on file with the Administrative office. Please Note: Phone calls and text messaging are not permitted under any circumstance during school hours.

Violators of this rule will have the item confiscated until a parent can claim the item in the Administrator’s office. 

 

VISITORS

While we value our visitors, it is imperative that class instructional time not be interrupted. When you come to the Academy during the day for any reason, please stop at the office and sign in.  Parents are welcome to make an appointment to visit classes provided procedure is followed. Class visits are a time for observation only; they furnish an excellent background for parent-teacher conferences. The parent should make arrangements with the administration to ascertain the daily plans to observe in classrooms. At least a one day notice should be given to the teacher. This also applies to potential students who wish to visit.

 

VOLUNTEERS

CuttingEdge Learning Academy greatly encourages parents to volunteer, as it benefits each child greatly to have their families involved in their Academy. Parents will be asked to volunteer their talent during this time.

 

VOLUNTEER SERVICE HOURS

In addition to financial support of the Academy, each family is asked to provide volunteer service hours to the many different projects that support our Academy.  All volunteer hours must be kept in the Academy office.  All volunteer service hours must be completed and reported by May 1st.  Volunteer hours are counted from the first day to the May 1st of the current academic year.   All service hours must be completed within that time frame.

 

In the event that completion of parent hours presents a significant family hardship, a family may pay a non-participation fee to the Administrator of the Academy.

 

YEARBOOK

CELA Yearbooks are digital, must be pre-ordered and will be distributed on the last day of school.

 

FINANCIAL POLICY

Parents and guardians of children attending CuttingEdge Learning Academy are fully responsible for all financial commitments set forth in the Academy Agreement and this handbook.

 

TUITION AND FEES

A tuition schedule is prepared each year by the CuttingEdge Learning Academy Board of Directors. The schedule is reviewed and/or approved by the Academy Board of Directors based upon the anticipated financial needs of the Academy for the upcoming year.  Payment of Academy tuition begins in August of each Academy year. Parents/Guardians may select one of the following tuition payment options:

  • Single payment for full year paid before August 1st of each Academic year qualifies for a 2% discount
  • Two payments:  50% tuition due on or before August 1st and 50% tuition due on or before December 1st qualifies for 1% discount
  • Four payments: 25% tuition due on or before August 1st, October 1st, January 1st, and April 1st
  • Ten monthly payments due on the 1st of months August 2017 to May 2018

 

Late Tuition Payments

In the event of late payment, the family will receive notification indicating the late payment.  If there is a second consecutive incident of late payment, a letter will be sent to the family indicating a due date by which the payment must be made or else the family may no longer have the benefit of having the child enrolled at the Academy.  Accounts that are not settled with the Academy by the stated due date, WILL be forwarded to a collection agency.

  

Morning and Extended Care Programs

The fee for the Morning and Extended Care programs are determined annually by the CuttingEdge Learning Academy Administration and approved by the Academy Board of Directors. The hourly usage rate for the Morning Care Program and for the Extended Care program is $5.00 an hour.

An invoice will be issued at the beginning of the following month after services are provided.  Payment is due on or before the 5th of the month.  All payments received after the 10th will be assessed a late fee of $15.00. If payment is more than 14 days overdue, the family will not be allowed to continue using the Morning Care Program and Extended Care Program until the fees are paid in full.

Morning Care hours are 7:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. and Extended Care hours are 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Parents/Guardians picking up any child after 6:00 p.m. will be assessed a $15 fee and an additional $10 for every 15 minutes they are late.

All obligations for the Morning Care and Extended Care Programs must be paid in full before the close of the last day of school at the Academy. 

 

REFUNDS

To keep tuition rates as low as possible for the Academy, CuttingEdge Learning Academy must be able to adequately predict tuition revenues for the academic year. Therefore, requests for refunds will be handled as described in this section.

Pre-Paid Tuition Refunds

The family must provide a written notice at least thirty (30) days prior to withdrawing their child/ren from the Academy.  The refund will be effective at the end of the month the written notice is submitted. To ensure administrative efficiency, in no event will tuitions be refunded on a partial month, prorated, or mid-month basis.

 

Fees

Curriculum fees, registration fees, sport fees, monthly morning and extended care fees and all other fees, except annual prepaid extended care fees, associated with CuttingEdge Learning Academy, shall be non-refundable. Annual prepaid extended care fees will be refunded for the unused balance of the year, after the discount is given back to the Academy.

 

UNFULFILLED FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS

Students whose families have not met all their financial obligations to the Academy, will not receive their final report card until these obligations have been met.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

 

Dear Parent/Guardians and Students:

 

You have now completed the reading of your 2017-2018 CuttingEdge Learning Academy’s PARENT/STUDENT HANDBOOK and FINANCE STATEMENT.  After discussing the contents as a family unit, and realizing the need to abide by rules and regulations in order to establish a smooth communication between home and Academy, the Academy administration asks that you complete the form below and return this full page to the Administrator’s office no later than August 30, 2017.  Your signed copy will be kept in the office during the current academic year and referred to if necessary in the course of the year.  Consequently, to just sign this page without reading, you may be overlooking information that could prevent misunderstandings. I advise you to take time to read the handbook and the finance statement to get yourself and children acquainted with the Academy’s policy.

 

Teachers will be asked to review the entire Handbook over the course of the year with their classes so as to keep Academy policy fresh in the minds of their students.

 

Thank you,

 

 

Sr. Carina Maris Okeke, SJHP, PhD

Owner/Administrator

 

 

August 2017

 

I (We) have reviewed the 2017-2018 Parent/Student Handbook with my child (children) enrolled at CuttingEdge Learning Academy, and I/we agree to abide by the policies and procedures set forth.

 

_______________________________                      ______________________

LAST NAME PRINTED                                           GRADES

 

________________________________                    _______________________

PARENT/VOLUNTEER SIGNATURE                    DATE

 

 

 

STUDENT SIGNATURE GRADES 1 – 12 ONLY:

 

_________________________________                  _______________________________

STUDENT SIGNATURE                                           STUDENT SIGNATURE

 

_________________________________                  _______________________________

STUDENT SIGNATURE                                           STUDENT SIGNATURE