Co-Op Guidelines 2024-2025

Dress Code 
GIRLS in middle school and up: Please dress modestly. Shorts and skirts must extend beyond fingertip length with arms held down at sides. No spaghetti strap shirts or tube tops. There should not be a gap between shirt and pants at the waist. No underwear is to be showing at any time. No hats or caps are to be worn in the building.

BOYS in middle school and up: Please dress modestly. Knee length shorts are acceptable. No sagging pants. No underwear is to be showing at any time. No hats or caps are to be worn in the building. 

Cell Phones -
Students should not have cell phones or other electronic devices out in class for any reason without prior teacher approval. These items will be collected by teacher until class is over if this is a problem. Teachers, please do not use cell phones during class except in an emergency.

Discipline/Academic Progress 
We expect students to respectfully complete what is asked of them by their teachers. If this becomes a problem, please see committee members for specific guidelines. We reserve the right to dismiss a child from Co-Op if behavior problems persist. We have zero tolerance for bullying, name calling, or any other demeaning behavior. This includes cyber bullying. If a problem becomes known, we will expect the parent to handle it privately. If the issue is not resolved, we will address it and the student and possibly the family may be dismissed from Co-Op. 

Please keep sick children home. Children should be fever-free for 24 hours without medication before returning to Co-Op. Please contact Jennifer Davies, the appropriate group coordinator, and co-teachers ASAP if you or your children are sick on Co-Op day.

Church Property and Parking Lot Etiquette 
The church is to be treated with respect. There should be no running or horseplay inside the church buildings. Also, we want to leave every room and area at least as clean as when we arrived. It is everyone’s job to make sure this happens.

Drivers, please remember to watch for children when entering or exiting the parking lot. Parents, please remind your children to be watchful while in parking lot. Children should not be in the parking lot unattended. 

Copies and purchases 
Copies for classes can be printed in advance. These must be left in the co-op office at least one week prior. Copies made on your own are non-reimbursable. However, there is funding available to help with small purchases for your classroom needs with pre-approval from the committee.

Weather Related Changes –
Check the Band App for closing of Co-Op due to weather. Please check at the last minute if the weather is questionable. We DO NOT follow the snow schedule of any school system. If we are on a snow schedule there will be no PE and all classes will begin at 10 and end at noon.  The third hour high school class will be on a regular schedule.

Communications –
We use the Band App to communicate with parents. Please look there for weather related closings, class information, and general Co-Op info. Once again, please feel free to contact a committee member with a concern. Communication is key to a well-run Co-Op.

Absences –
You are expected to be in attendance at Co-Op each week and on time.  If you know more than 7 days in advance that you will be absent, you will need to sign the schedule calendar for the expected absence.  If an absence is unscheduled (less than 7 days notice), you will need to call the director and your co-teachers as soon as possible so that coverage for your class can be provided. If you are the primary teacher for that day’s lesson it is your responsibility to get the lesson plan and/or materials to your co-teacher. Please share cell phone numbers so that you can get in touch in an emergency.

**KACHEA Co-Op is a nut-free organization**

 Updated 04/13/2024