Shanan Tutorials Policies & Procedures
Weather policy: If either Union Co. or Mecklenburg Co. public schools are closed due to weather, we will not meet. If schools are delayed, we will delay by 2 class periods (Shanan board reserves the right to change weather policy.)
We hope that your teen will profit both academically and socially from Shanan Classical Tutorials. To help the Tutorials run smoothly, and for the student to benefit from these classes, we ask that you do the following:
Make sure your teen:
1- Is respectful toward the tutor, fellow students and staff of Spirit of Joy.
2- Abides by church rules, respects the church property, and the property or possessions of others. Vandalism is not tolerated. and ATTENDS STUDY HALL in the designated area when on campus and not in class.
3- Dresses according to the dress code: blouses, knit shirts, button-down shirts (long enough that they could be tucked in), pants, modest shorts, skirts. T-shirts are fine, however no shirts with vulgar or offensive sayings (Maintain Biblical standards). Modest, neat, and tasteful appearance please.
4- Is willing to do his or her best to fulfill the assignments given by the tutor, prepare for class, and participate in class discussions.
5- Checks email account frequently for those tutors who stay in contact via email.
6- Contacts the tutor if he or she is absent to find out what assignments were missed.
7- Understands that the Tutorial program is just a supplemental learning experience to enhance the educational program provided at each home school.
8- Arrives on time for classes. Coming into class late (even for 5 minutes) is disrespectful to the tutor and your fellow classmates. It also disrupts the flow of the class. Consequences for tardiness are left up to the discretion of the tutors and could include lowering of grades.
9- Cheating will not be tolerated. We expect our students to complete all of their work with integrity.
10- Wear the name tag lanyard where it is visible to the tutors. Sign in and out at welcome desk if leaving campus and returning the same day.
11- Does not use tobacco (in any form including vaping), alcoholic beverages, pornographic materials, hallucinogenic drugs and substances, marijuana, or narcotics. Students may not share prescription or nonprescription drugs.
Is not engaging in gambling in any form.
12- Is not participating in discrimination against or harassment of others on a basis of race, national origin, gender, or disability. Social media posts on school property must have permission from all parties in any photograph or video.
13- Is not a part of any kind of humiliating acts, verbal or other threats of violence, physical attack or inappropriate sexual advances directed toward another person.
15- Does not bring weapons of any kind ( including utility or pocket knives) on Spirit of Joy property (including building and parking lot).
16- Does not use profane language.
17- Remains on Spirit of Joy property. If going out for lunch, please sign in and out at the front desk. If going out with friends, parents must sign a permission slip.
As a parent you are responsible:
1- To evaluate the class material for a worldview perspective from which the tutor may present.
2- To make payment for classes on time; pay for all books and supplies requested by the tutor.
3- To pay the appropriate registration fee which includes a donation to the church.
4- To support the efforts of the tutor to provide instruction to your student.
5- To drop off and pick up your non-driving student on time.
6- To remember you are the primary teacher for your student. The courses offered through the Tutorials are supplemental only to your home school program.
7- Parents must physically supervise the taking of any tests that are sent home to maintain the integrity we expect of the students. For an accurate assessment of the student's knowledge, parents are expected to follow the tutor's guidelines for test taking.
**If at any time your teen is continually disobedient, disrespectful, cheating, has excessive unexcused absences, or fails to do the assignments required, and after a phone conference with the parents and a review of the situation, the board feels it is not beneficial for your teen to remain in the program, the Shanan Classical Board reserves the right to ask you to discontinue the Tutorials, without refund.**
No partial refund will be given for early withdrawal. Parents are responsible to pay for the full course as the tutor has prepared and counted on the attendance of their students for the year. If a course is cancelled by an instructor, a pro-rated refund will be issued.