I give my permission for my child to attend school field trips with parent drivers or walking across the street to the First Church of the Nazarene for events. I also give consent to WCC, during this activity, for rendering emergency medical care and treatment by authorized pre-hospital personnel and members of the hospital staff, as may in their professional judgment be necessary or in the best interest of my child.
Fieldtrips are important extensions of classroom learning. Their experiential nature makes learning real and concrete, and deepens the students’ sense of the relevance of what they are studying. The Director must approve all fieldtrips. The school may require parents to pay all or part of any admission fees, meals or other expenses. Students are expected to be well behaved while on fieldtrips and to follow teacher and chaperone instructions promptly. Poor manners, disruptive behavior, or failure to follow directions will jeopardize a student’s right to participate in subsequent class outings.
Parents who volunteer to transport students must fill out required paperwork in the office prior to each fieldtrip, a copy of your current driver’s license and proof of insurance. Please know that driving to an event does not mean you will also attend the event with the students and bringing other family members is prohibited. We reserve limited seating and space at these events and must keep within those parameters.
Students must have proof of all required immunizations, or a valid exemption, in order to attend school. Proof of your child’s immunization is due to the office prior to admission and records must be updated annually by parents/guardians. Arizona law allows exemptions for medical reasons, lab evidence of immunity, and personal beliefs. In case of an outbreak in our school, the immediate exclusion of unvaccinated or under-vaccinated children from the classroom is the best and only immediate tool to halt the spread of the disease. The exclusion time could be up to three weeks.
See link below for Arizona’s Kg-12th grade immunization requirements:
Only movies rated “G” will be shown in the classrooms without prior parent permission. If movies and shows rated “PG” or higher are shown in individual classes, it will be indicated in the teacher’s classroom handbook.
If students choose to “bring their own device” (this includes but is not limited to: cell phones, smart phones, iPods, iPads, electronic tablets, and laptop computers.), they MUST follow
teacher/staff rules and guidelines for use. Phones brought will be checked in by the teacher each morning and stored in the office. Students will be permitted to use devices during
teacher-appointed times, at their own risk.
Games, toys, stuffed animals, playing cards and blankets are NOT permitted in school, unless allowed by the teacher for special occasions or academic usage.
Willow Creek Charter School assumes NO responsibility for devices that are lost, stolen, or damaged. Students violating the rules and regulations for computer use/electronic devices may receive disciplinary action.
Student Computer Usage and Internet Agreement:
I hereby release Willow Creek Charter School, its personnel, and any institutions with which it is affiliated, from all claims and damages of any nature arising from my child’s use of, or inability to use, the Internet system, including, but not limited to claims that may arise from the unauthorized use of the system to purchase products or services.
At Willow Creek Charter School, we use G Suite for Education, and must have your signed permission to provide and manage an account for your child. G Suite for Education is a set of education productivity tools from Google including Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Classroom, and more used by tens of millions of students and teachers around the world. Our students use their G Suite accounts to complete assignments, communicate with their teachers, and learn 21st century digital citizenship skills.
The notice below provides answers to common questions about what Google can and can’t do with your child’s personal information, including:
Please read it carefully, let us know of any questions, and then sign the form included in your enrollment packet to indicate that you’ve read the notice and give your consent. If you don’t provide your consent, we will not be able to continue the use of your child’s G Suite account, which means loss of access to classroom resources, assignment copies, and valuable digital skills.
This notice describes the personal information we provide to Google for these accounts and how Google collects, uses, and discloses personal information from students in connection with these accounts.
Using their G Suite for Education accounts, students may access and use the following “Core Services” offered by Google (described at https://gsuite.google.com/terms/user_features.html):
In addition, we also allow students to access certain other Google services with their G Suite for Education accounts. Specifically, your child may have access to the following “Additional Services”: YouTube, Google Classroom, Google Maps, etc.
Google provides information about the information it collects, as well as how it uses and discloses the information it collects from G Suite for Education accounts in its G Suite for Education Privacy Notice. You can read that notice online at https://gsuite.google.com/terms/education_privacy.html
When creating a student account, we provide Google with certain personal information about the student, including, for example, a name, email address, and password. Google may also collect personal information directly from students, such as telephone number for account recovery or a profile photo added to the G Suite for Education account.
When a student uses Google services, Google also collects information based on the use of those services. This includes:
We may allow students to access Google services such as Google Docs and Sites, which include features where users can share information with others or publicly. When users share information publicly, it may be indexable by search engines, including Google.
Google will not share personal information with companies, organizations and individuals outside of Google unless one of the following circumstances applies:
Google also shares non-personal information -- such as trends about the use of its services -- publicly and with its partners.
First, you can consent to the collection and use of your child’s information by Google. If you don’t provide your consent, we will not create a G Suite for Education account for your child, and Google will not collect or use your child’s information as described in this notice.
If you consent to your child’s use of G Suite for Education, you can access or request deletion of your child’s G Suite for Education account by contacting Jennifer L. Baker. If you wish to stop any further collection or use of your child's information, you can request that we use the service controls available to limit your child’s access to features or services, or delete your child’s account entirely. You and your child can also visit https://myaccount.google.com while signed in to the G Suite for Education account to view and manage the personal information and settings of the account.
The Core G Suite for Education services are provided to us under Google’s Apps for Education agreement (at https://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/terms/education_terms.html) [if school/district has accepted the Data Processing Amendment (see https://support.google.com/a/answer/2888485?hl=en), insert: and the Data Processing Amendment (at https://www.google.com/intl/en/work/apps/terms/dpa_terms.html)].
Any medication needed by the student must be provided by the parent in the original container and label attached. Any prescription must clearly state the student’s name and give clear dispensing directions. Parents must turn in the “Administering Medicine to Students” form with the medication or inhaler. STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO HAVE MEDICATION IN THEIR POSSESSION ON CAMPUS. This includes over-the-counter medications such as, Tylenol, Advil, cough drops, etc. Over-the-counter medications require the same paperwork as prescribed medications and will be kept locked in the Office as well.
It is Willow Creek Charter School’s responsibility to inform the general public and all parents of students enrolled in our school of our responsibility to make available special education services for students with disabilities and how to access those services. In addition, we have a responsibility to provide information regarding early intervention services for children birth through two years of age.
For additional information, see: http://www.azed.gov/special-education/az-find/
(Teacher Qualification Status)
Title I Section 1112
‘‘(e) PARENTS RIGHT-TO-KNOW. —
‘‘(1) INFORMATION FOR PARENTS. —
‘‘(A) IN GENERAL.—At the beginning of each school year, a local educational agency that receives funds under this part shall notify the parents of each student attending any school receiving funds under this part that the parent may request, and the agency will provide the parents on request (and in a timely manner), information regarding the professional qualifications of the student’s classroom teachers, including at a minimum, the following:
‘‘(i) Whether the student’s teacher—
‘‘(I) has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction;
‘‘(II) is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived; and ‘‘(III) is teaching in the field of discipline of the certification of the teacher.
‘‘(ii) Whether the child is provided services by para- professionals and, if so, their qualifications.
‘‘(B) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.—In addition to the information that parents may request under subparagraph (A), a school that receives funds under this part shall provide to each individual parent of a child who is a student in such school, with respect to such student—
‘‘(i) information on the level of achievement and academic growth of the student, if applicable and avail- able, on each of the State academic assessments required under this part; and
‘‘(ii) timely notice that the student has been assigned, or has been taught for 4 or more consecutive weeks by, a teacher who does not meet applicable State certification or licensure requirements at the grade level and subject area in which the teacher has been assigned.
Parents are responsible for
transporting students to and from school on time. There is no bus service available. If a student is tardy or is leaving school prior to discharge time, the parent/guardian must sign the attendance log in the office. If a student is to be transported by a person not on the approved list on the enrollment application, a written notice or phone call must be given to the office prior to the student’s departure.
During drop-off and pick-up times, do not leave your car unattended, as this will block the flow of traffic and becomes a dangerous situation on Willow Creek Road. If you need to get out of your car, please pull into a parking space.
Students who are walking and/or riding bikes to and from school require a written note or the appropriate box checked on the student application or permission form proving parental permission.
If we are unable to contact you or your emergency contacts by 4:15 p.m., the Prescott Police Department will be called to locate you.
In Arizona, schools are required to have a proof of residency on file each year. Willow Creek Charter must have a form, plus a copy of proof of address of residency. The residency of a student is determined by the residency of the parent or guardian with whom the student lives. For more information, see: http://www.azed.gov/finance/files/2011/10/arizona-...
At WCC, we have quarterly student-led parent/teacher conferences. Research has shown that student-led conferences contribute to the academic progress of children and encourage learners to take responsibility for their growth as active, rather than passive participants. At our conferences, students will present their report cards and samples of their work to each parent.
There will be several students present during each time slot. Your child's teacher will be available to answer questions or clarify information. If you would like to speak with your child's teacher regarding any private concern or these times do not suit your family's needs, please notify the teacher and arrange for an individual conference.