Pastor John Thomas
Diversity and Marriage Statement: Calvary Chapel Christian School believes that an individual's first responsibility is to the God of the Bible and that a person's whole life should reflect His framework in a context of peace and selfless love. CCCS's standard for diversity is found in the Bible. Individual differences in lifestyle that deny, ignore or reject biblical standards represent diversity in rebellion to God's standards and are unacceptable for the families of CCCS. CCCS holds to the King James Version of the Bible and asserts that marriage is the union between one man and one woman, and that from the beginning of creation God made humans in two distinct sexes, male and female.
Statement of Non-discrimination: It is the commitment of CCCS to provide Christian education by and for God's elect, holy and beloved according to the faith of God's elect, and the acknowledging of the truth that is after godliness, and in that context for the purpose does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex and ethnic background. This policy is exercised during student admission, hiring of faculty and staff and all school-administered programs.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Friday, October 22nd- End of First Quarter ½ day Dismissal
Saturday, October 23rd- PTF Calendar Party 5:30pm at the school
Monday, October 25th- 6th-8th Grade Field Trip to Laurel Caverns
Wednesday, October 27th- Scrip Order Due
Friday, October 29th- Elementary Field Trip to Duda’s
Mark your Calendar-
Wednesday, November 3rd- Report Cards Sent Home
Monday, November 8th- No School Veterans Day Observed
Tuesday, November 23rd- Valdiserri’s Pastries Delivered
Wednesday, November 24th- ½ Day Noon Dismissal, Thanksgiving Break
Thursday, November 25th - Monday, November 29th- No School, Thanksgiving Break
ALL SCHOOL NEWS
Washington County Residence -WCCF ESO Scholarships-
Please note that applying for a scholarship in no way guarantees that you will receive a scholarship.
We are pleased to inform you that WCCF is currently accepting applications from qualified families for their ESO Fund. All applications must be submitted electronically using the Washington County Community Foundation's online scholarship application on eGrant.
To help streamline the process, they’ve developed the attached EITC/OSTC Scholarship Application Guide for qualifying families. Provided in Links below.
Heather Munk will be the appointed representative for CCCS to assist families with questions and collect the required supporting documentation and income verification documentation in hard copy format. The Supporting Documentation Guide/Document Transfer Authorization attached will help your families determine what paperwork is necessary for their particular circumstances. Each completed Supporting Documentation Guide/Document Transfer Authorization should be attached to each family’s submitted paperwork.
The completed Supporting Documentation Guide/Document Transfer Authorization along with required supporting documentation must be submitted to the school office ATTN: Heather Munk by 2pm November 5, 2021
EITC OSTC Scholarship Application:
Supporting Documentation Guide & Document Transfer:
Applications received without the required documentation will not be considered.
If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org and list ESO Scholarship in the subject line.
Family/Student Contact with Covid - Parents, if your child has been exposed to covid and/or a family member in the home tests positive, please call/email the school office right away. All absences must first go through the school office. From there you will receive an email with important information and we will connect with the teacher regarding zoom.
CCCS & Covid- A few important facts about CCCS and what we are doing to help keep students safe and healthy.
We WILL notify families when a student/teacher tests positive for COVID.
We are continuing to clean and sanitize the building regularly.
Teachers are wiping and disinfecting desks.
Beginning Tuesday September 7th we will again limit visitors' admittance to the building in an effort to keep sickness out.
If your student is ill, please keep them home.
If someone living in the home tests positive for COVID please quarantine all students, and keep them home. Give us a call for details regarding time.
Student Attendance: 1st Quarter is ending Friday 10/22/2021. If there are any absent excuses that need to be turned in for your student please turn them in by this date (ASAP) or they will become unexcused in their attendance record.
Please Note school policy states that once they reach 3 unlawful/unexcused absences it is required to send an Official Notice to the school district you reside in.
When your student is absent we need an excuse the day the student returns to school. If we do not receive an excuse an OOPS Reminder will be sent out via email to you to fill out online. Once you receive the OOPS Remind you have 2 days to send the excuse in by the given date or you can send in the excuse with the student/parent, email or fax.
Email address: email@example.com
Fax number: 724-918-9931
If the excuse is a Dr. excuse please do not use the OOPS Reminder. Dr. excuses need to be handed in by the student or parent, emailed or faxed. If we do not receive it within the given date the excuse will become unexcused.
Please note in the near future our school policy states that once a student reaches 3 unlawful/unexcused absences the school is required to send an Official Notice of Unlawful/Unexcused absence to the school district in which you reside.
Please see the policy in the Student Handbook under Attendance (Copy attached below)
Attendance Policy - CLICK HERE
Sycamore - Pass-A-Note Forwarding- If you would like to have the option of receiving an email for any pass-a-notes left on sycamore regarding discipline, notes from a teacher etc...you will have to update your permission in your family account. Here is how to do so;
Log into sycamore
On the left side of the screen, click the Pass-A-Note
Next click options from the drop down
Click the box that reads Email option and enter your email address. If you would like to enter more than one email, enter the complete email, add a space and semicolon and then the next email. EXAMPLE: firstname.lastname@example.org ;email@example.com
Next click the blue update button in the upper right corner.
Scrip- CCCS participates in the Scrip program. Scrip is ordering gift cards and a portion of the credit earned goes toward your student's tuition and the school.
Our next order will be due, Wednesday, October 27th
To set up an account please go to www.shopwithscrip.com. Enrollment Code: 4C11E81C16665
As always, if you only want plastic gift cards, you do not need to set up an account. Just turn in one check or money order and your order form.
If you have any questions, please call Beth Brovey at 724-986-8862.
Scrip Order Form:
Parent Text Messaging/Remind App- We send text messages for bad weather cancellations and delays, emergency information, general announcements/reminders. Remind is available for all cellular phones, regardless if it is a smart phone or not. The app is free. It is VERY IMPORTANT that every student’s family has this app. Obviously it is used for snow notifications, but should the school experience an emergency or a safety issue, this would be the way we communicate important information to families.
A few things about the Remind app:
1- It is not a two-way text app. The school will not respond to messages received on Remind.
2- Purpose is simply to get important information directly to you in a fast, convenient way.
3-The App is free.
Simply click on this link, from your smartphone and follow the prompts. If you do not have a smartphone, contact the office and we will get you set up on your current cell phone.
Remind Link- https://remind.com/join/ab29ff
If you have not already done so, be sure to visit CCCS Sports website https://www.cccslionssports.com/teams/?u=CCCSSPORTSBROWNSVILLE&s=org to find latest times for practices and games.
All CCCS Parents/Guardians-
Just a friendly reminder that this is the LAST WEEK to register and pay for your kiddo if he/she wants to play Youth/Jr High Basketball this year. All players who intend on playing must be paid and registered by October 23rd in order to play for the upcoming 2021-2022 season. Youth/Jr High basketball is for boys who are in K-4th grade and 5th-8th grade and girls who are in K-4th grade and 5th-9th grades.
Varsity basketball registration for grades 9th-12th will be held at the beginning of November.
Duda’s Field Trip- 1st- 5th Grade will be taking a field trip to Duda’s farm on Friday, October 29th to enjoy a hayride to the pumpkin patch, pick their own pumpkin, and navigate through the corn stalk mazes.They will be transported to the farm by bus. The cost of the field trip is $13. Payment due by Monday, October 25th .Please make sure your child brings a completely disposable packed lunch. Click on the link below for more information and fill out the permission form.
1st-5th Grade Permission Form: https://forms.gle/8Gc11jSJ4KF8nn8F9
Duda’s Field Trip (Kindergarten)- Kindergarten will be attending the same field trip as the elementary but WILL NOT RIDE THE BUS. This is a parent required field trip. Students must be accompanied by a parent. Parents and students will meet at the farm around 11:00am. The cost is $13.00 per student and for any family member that is attending. Please make sure that your child has a completely disposable packed lunch that will be eaten at the farm.
Kindergarten Permission Form: https://forms.gle/LzEgvBh6qMx69Jm47
Elementary Transportation/Pick up - Please remember to send a note, or call the school if your child NORMALLY rides the bus but you plan on picking them up
Girls Volleyball- Tuesday evenings here at CCCS from 6:00 - 8:00 PM will be a relaxed practice.
6th-8th Grade Field Trip- On Monday, October 25th the 6th through 8th grade classes will be taking a field trip to Laurel Caverns in Farmington, PA. The students will be leaving at 9:00 am and returning at 2:30 pm before dismissal. Students will be transported by bus to the location. The trip includes an hour tour and then panning for gems. The cost is $16.00 per student. They can bring extra money for the gift shop. Students need to bring a completely disposable packed lunch that will be eaten at the picnic shelter on site. It is also a good idea for your child to bring a jacket or a hoodie. The cave temperature is 52 degrees.
Please click the link to fill out your child's permission form and send in payment by Friday, October 22nd. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Ms. Williams: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks and God Bless!
Permission Form: https://forms.gle/PeEVbVz7PCKD6g7P9
Hot Lunch Price Increase- Due to rising food cost, hot lunch price will increase. As of November 1, 2021 hot lunch will be $3.50, and Double lunch will be $5.50 for the remaining 21/22 school year.
Cafeteria Guidelines & Heat ups-
Please remember we do not have the ability to heat up student lunches in a microwave.
We are a peanut free school.
No energy drinks. If we see a student with an energy drink it will be disposed of.
Students are not permitted into the kitchen area. Students do not have access to a refrigerator, please be sure to use a cold pack to keep lunches fresh.
Orders are due in the system on Fridays, for the following week.
Questions? Email Tracy at email@example.com
CALVARY CHAPEL PARENT/TEACHER FELLOWSHIP
PTF Meeting Dates- If you are interested in being involved in the PTF please come to a meeting.
November 4th: 8:30 am Prayer Room
December 2nd: 6 pm Rt. 40 Classic Diner
Questions? Give us a call. 724.785.2777.