● School begins the Tuesday after Labor Day.
● School starts at 8:30 AM and dismisses at 3:10 PM.
Morning Recess 10:05-10:25
Noon Recess 11:55-12:40
Afternoon Recess 2:00-2:15
JUNIOR HIGH RECESS
Morning Recess 10:05-10:15
Noon Recess 11:45-12:30
Afternoon Recess 2:05-2:15
● School is in session approx. 1,098 hours per school year.
● The school year is divided into two semesters, with three six-week marking periods for grades 4-8 and two nine-week marking periods for grades K-3 for each semester.
● Report cards are sent home on the Wednesday after the marking period ends.
● Parent-Teacher Conferences are held in Fall and Spring.
● Hot lunch, sponsored by the 8th grade, is served every Wednesday.
● Snack sales, sponsored by the 6th and 7th grades, are held every hot lunch day.
● Chapel exercises are held approximately once a month.
Intermediate Choir (Grades 4-5)
Junior High Choir (Grades 6-8)
Training Band (Grade 5)
Advanced Band (Grades 6-8)
(Some instruments are available for rent)
School closings are announced on radio and TV stations via the GRAIL network, WOOD TV 8, and TV 13.
The Association for Christian Education, operating as Adams Protestant Reformed Christian School of Wyoming, Michigan, admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, programs, and other school-administered programs.
- MISSION STATEMENT
- POLICY FOR SETTING ROUTES
- CALL CHAIN
- TRANSPORTATION RULES
- BUS AND CAR LOADING AND UNLOADING AREAS AT SCHOOL
Bus routes will be designed for the greatest good for the greatest number of students.
Enrollment is due June 1; therefore routes will be made and distributed by August 1. Bus riding families will have one week to review for a drop or add period. The Transportation Committee chairman must be notified of any changes by August 8. The routes will then be reworked (if necessary), completed, and distributed by August 22. These will be the final routes. Those families who wish to add after the August 22 deadline must go to the nearest established pickup point. No new stops will be created after the deadline.
In the event of a family moving to a new house at any time through the school year, a change in bus stops will be worked out with the family, within reason. This may include a new stop on an established route or a pickup point.
Each bus driver will establish a seating chart for their bus. This chart must be followed. This is a policy that local police departments look for and is a good safety practice.
Any family desiring to have extra riders ride home with their children for sleepovers, birthday parties, or any other reason, must fill out a request form, available in the school office, stating the date of their request, which bus it will be on, and how many extra riders to expect. The Transportation Supervisor will either approve or deny the request based on the capacity of the bus. This form must be submitted two days prior to the requested date. Non-bus paying families who desire to have children dropped off at a special stop will not be considered.
The first family on each route will be notified when the bus will not run or will be late due to a breakdown. This family will then call the next family in line. If the next family in line cannot be reached, call the family following until you reach someone, so the calls can continue.
The call chain will not be used when school is closed or delayed due to inclement weather.
- Students will obey and show respect to the bus driver at all times.
- Noise must be kept to a minimum, and children must remain seated during the duration of the bus run.
- If windows are open, nothing shall be thrown out, nor shall any part of the body extend out of the windows.
- Anyone who destroys bus property will be responsible for repairs.
- Students shall be seated immediately and remain seated. There is to be no lying down on the bus seats.
- Students shall remain orderly and shall do nothing to distract the attention of the driver from his/her operational duties.
- Students shall not converse with the driver unnecessarily.
- Students shall exit the bus by the front door.
- The bus driver must be present before the students begin loading the bus (PM).
- No music devices are allowed on the bus by the students.
- In the event that a student is not riding the bus on a particular morning, the family preceding them on the bus route should be contacted to notify the bus driver that no stop need be made.
- Students should be at their stop at least five minutes prior to their pick-up time.
Student infractions of the above rules will be dealt with in the following manner:
The bus driver will point out to the student his/her offense. The driver will also notify the parents and principal.
The Transportation Committee will notify the parents of their child’s inappropriate behavior. The driver will also notify the principal.
The student will not be permitted to ride the bus for five school days.
The student will not be permitted to ride the bus for the remainder of the school year.
If, following an infraction of the rules, a student goes four months without an additional infraction, his/her record will be reviewed. There is the possibility at that time of one or more infractions being removed from the student’s record.
Proper, godly behavior is of utmost importance, and must always be emphasized to our children. We must remember that if students misbehave and distract the bus driver, they endanger everyone on the bus. In the event of a student infraction of the above rules, an Infraction Form will be filled out by the bus driver and sent home.
a) Teachers in K-5th grades will lead all of their students to the bus loading area. They will dismiss their bus-riding students to the buses and their car-riding sudents to the car-rider pick up area along the south side of the gym. They will remain there until all of their students have been picked up.
b) Teachers in the Junior High will supervise the dismissal of their students out of the school hall door leading to the car parking lot, and supervise their students getting on the buses. Junior High teachers will remain by the parking lot until all of their students have been picked up.
c) Students are not to group together by the south doors of school, nor on the parking lot area. Any person should be able to enter and exit school with ease. Students will use their assigned doors to enter or exit the school building at all other times.
d) Students may not cross Byron Center Ave. unless accompanied by a teacher, coach, or parent and only at the crosswalk.
It is the responsibility of the student to pay for professional repair or replacement of any school property, including textbooks, which are damaged beyond what is considered to be normal wear during use.
Student access to the school building before and after normal school hours is at the discrimination of the staff.
During school hours, the building will be locked except for the doors leading to the office.
Parents dissatisfied or concerned with any action of a teacher should use these steps:
- Contact the teacher involved, preferably in person, and work with him or her to resolve the matter. If no satisfaction is obtained, inform him or her of your intent to contact the Administrator.
- Contact the Administrator and work with him to resolve the matter. If no satisfaction is obtained, inform the administrator of your intent to contact the School Board.
- Contact and discuss the matter with the School Board President. If necessary, a meeting with the Education Committee will be arranged to discuss the matter and work on a resolution.
- If necessary, a hearing with the full Board may be arranged to discuss the matter and work on a resolution.
- Under no circumstances should the matters pertaining to your concern be discussed with parties other than those involved.
In case of a tornado warning, the students will remain at school where they will be given the best protection we have available. In case of a tornado watch, the students will remain in school, and the situation will be monitored by the staff.
Junior High Area
The boys in 6th-8th grade will assume the safety position in the storage room in the junior high wing. The girls in 6th-8th grade will assume the safety position at the east end of the junior high hallway.
Kindergarten will assume the safety position in their classroom. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade will face the walls in the north-south hallway near the Resource Room and assume the safety position. 4th & 5th grade will assume the safety position along the walls in the elementary bathrooms.
If you are caught in the gym, the safest place is the east end of the gym. If you are caught in the hall, get away from the glass doors as much as possible, and kneel facing the south or west wall with hands covering the back of the head.
The safety position is kneeling down facing the wall with the head down and the hands covering the back of the head.
Each classroom has the emergency exit routes posted next to the door.
We will have five fire drills, two tornado drills, and three lock-down drills during the school year. Most of these drills will be announced over the PA system. The exception is the fire drill which sounds an alarm.
See drill dates and documentation here.
● Girls teams: basketball, volleyball, and soccer
● Boys teams: soccer, basketball, and baseball
● Uniforms are provided by the school
● All games are after school. Parents are responsible for transporting to and from practice sessions and games
A student will be ineligible to participate in extra-curricular sports if:
He / she fails to maintain a minimum “C” overall grade average.
He / she has an “E” average in one or more subjects, regardless of his / her overall average.
A lower-than-C average in a subject will not disqualify a student as long as his / her overall average is “C” or above. The period used when determining eligibility is the current marking period from its start to the date the determination is made. An ineligible student will not be allowed to participate in any practices, meetings, or games.
- The coach has a meeting / signup to find out which students would like to participate in the sport. The coach sets a date for the first practice of the season and gives the list of interested students to the administrator at least one week before the first practice.
- The administrator copies and distributes the list of interested students to all teachers who have students in this group. The administrator distributes this list at least four school days before the first practice.
- Each teacher calculates current grade averages for interested students in each subject, and reports these averages to the administrator in writing at least two school days before the first practice. Each teacher retains a list of which students would like to participate in sports.
- Using the subject averages reported by the teachers, the administrator determines overall averages for each student. The administrator then sends written notification of ineligible students to the coach and to the parents of each ineligible student. The administrator sends this notification at least 24 hours before the first practice.
- The teacher recalculates each student-athlete’s grade average(s) once per week and reports such in writing to the administrator by noon Monday.