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CK Open House 2013
Transcript of CK Open House 2013
A Chance to Make History
This year, students will only be required to wear their polo’s and Friday T-shirts.
If you have a 6-7 grade student, they will wear red polo’s bearing our CK logo Monday-Thursday.
If you have an 8th Grade student, they will wear navy blue Polo’s bearing our CK logo Monday-Thursday.
On Fridays, students can wear a Friday CK T-shirt, a college T-Shirt, or a proficient/Advanced T-shirt.
Students are also required to wear khaki pants. Shorts worn past the knees can be worn up to October 1.
CARGO PANTS, CARGO SHORTS, OR NON-UNIFORM SHORTS OR PANTS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED FOR ANY REASON!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ladies may wear uniform skirts worn past the knees. If worn after October 1, ladies must wear white, blue, or black tights with their skirts.
CARGO SKIRTS, SHORT SKIRTS ABOVE THE KNEE, OR NON-UNIFORM SKIRTS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED FOR ANY REASON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Students are required to wear a belt at all times. This can be any type of buckled belt.
NO CANVAS BELTS WILL BE PERMITTED!!!!!!!!
Students are permitted to wear any casual shoe, dress shoes, or tennis shoe with their uniforms.
Pants, Shorts, Skirts
Parking is only permitted in the parking lot that runs along 57th and Geyer Springs. During school hours, parking in-front of the building is for UAMS parents only . These precautions are being taken because UAMS is a pre-school and we want to eliminate any possible dangers for these students.
IF YOU CHOOSE TO PARK IN THIS AREA, YOU ARE SUBJECT TO BE TOWED!!!!!!!!
Drop-off and Pick-up
During Drop-off and pick-up, all parents will have to enter the CK campus from the 56th street entrance. This entrance is located at 56th and Daley on the north side of our campus.
The gate will be opened each morning by 6:15. Breakfast starts at 6:45. Students who are enrolled in early morning care and have paid their weekly fee, will be supervised inside from 6:30-6:45.
At 6:45, students can enter the cafeteria for breakfast. Those students who remain outside will be stand in our fenced in area adjacent to the cafeteria, but will be unsupervised until 7:00.
Upon dropping students off, parents can exit toward the ONE WAY.
DO NOT DROP STUDENTS IN THE FRONT OF THE BUILDING!!!!!! THIS IS UAMS DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP ONLY!!!!!!!!
Pick-up will flow in the same manner. Students will not not be picked up in the front of the school. If parents pull into this area, we will not allow students to walk over to the vehicle.
IF YOU CHOOSE TO VIOLATE THIS RULE, ADMINISTRATION WILL CALL A MEETING TO DISCUSS THIS ISSUE!!!!!!!!!
All students will be in the the fenced in gate for pick-up. During inclement weather, students will be in the cafeteria.
Getting to Know CK
We chose our Geyer Springs location because of the long-held stigma of negativity and low expectations of the children of southwest Little Rock. We believe that every child can learn.
Our students are primarily from the 72209 zip code in southwest Little Rock, as our charter was deliberately designed to serve those kids. We have been in this area for 5 years. Our demographics reflect 99% minority.
The culture of CK reflects the hard work of teachers, administrators, parents, and students working together to achieve a common vision.
Through the years, we have focused on academics, but we have heard the voice of our parents, and now we want to provide the extra-curricular activities they’ve asked for to enhance enrollment, retention, and achievement
We were disheartened by the way 72209 students were under-served and under-valued. We knew they deserved so much more.
So we made a Covenant.
We promised middle school students in this area that we would create a school especially for them where they could feel safe and respected and thrive. They would be able to set and reach goals. They could go on to college—something most of them had never even dreamed of doing.
Ladies are allowed to wear moderate jewelery. All earrings must be quarter size or smaller. Nose, eye, tongue, lip, or belly rings will have to be removed.
Bracelets must not cause a distraction during class. -------bangles should not be worn.
All necklaces must be worn inside the collar of the student's polo or T-Shirt.
Gentlemen are not allowed to wear earrings.
ANY INAPPROPRIATE ITEMS WILL BE CONFISCATED!!!!!!!!
Our School Day
The school day will start at 7:30 each morning, with dismissal at 4:00 in the afternoons. Students can enter the building at 6:45. Breakfast is from 6:45-7:20. Students must be picked up by 4:15 if they are not enrolled in After Care.
Before and After School Care
Students will not be able to get into the building before 6:45 AM. Students dropped off before 6:45 will not be supervised, and Covenant Keepers is not responsible for children dropped off at the school before 6:45 AM, unless they are part of our Before Care contract. We offer Before Care from 6:30-6:45, and After Care starts at 4:15 and ends at 5:15. To participate in Before Care or After Care, you must complete a contract and pre-pay the week before. The cost is $10 per week per service.
If your child is late to school, you will need to sign him/her in at the main office in the annex building. Your child will receive a pass from the office and will be escorted to class through the front stairwell.
A total of 12 or more unexcused absences (per semester) may result in the denial of promotion of your child. Parents are allowed to file an appeal to administration before reaching 12 days.
Children with an IEP can apply for an exemption or students who have medical conditions can request a 504 plan---a modification to a normal school program for students who miss a lot of school.
Do not allow your child to bring any cell phone or electronic device to school. If there is a special circumstance in which your child needs their phone at school, you will need to meet with the administration to discuss this circumstance.
Homework will be given at the teachers’ discretion and is based on student performance in class. Students are expected to complete all homework and turn it in on time. If a student does not complete all work, his/her grades will reflect missing work. Teachers will give students chances to make up work, but the student must ask the teacher for make up work when he/she is absent.
There are many opportunities for parental involvement at CK. Covenant Keepers has a Parent/Teacher Organization that helps make decisions regarding student well-being. Parent volunteers are always needed and appreciated at events during and after school.
Depending on the severity of the infraction, disciplinary action may range from a minimum of a warning to a maximum of expulsion:
-Warning conference with student
-Denial of privileges
-Expulsion- After the second suspension in a semester, the student can be recommended for expulsion.
Our special education program can assist you with any concerns and will see that each teacher carries out your child’s education plan. Make sure that your child’s previous school sends over their IEP or 504 plan to our main office.
English Language Learners
Covenant Keepers has a program in place for English Language Learners (ELLs). ELLs will be aided in the classroom by a co-teacher who is trained in language acquisition. The ELL teacher will use strategies in the classroom to help ELLs develop their language skills and succeed in their classes.
If medication needs to be taken regularly during the school day, it will need to be checked in to Nurse Bonnie with a Doctor's note.
Students will not be able to keep medicine with them in a purse or backpack. If a student needs to take medication that is not presented with a Doctor's note, the parent must come to the school to give the child the medication.
After School Program
We are partnering with the Effective Leaders Kingdom Foundation to offer an after school program through a federal 21st Century grant. Applications will be distributed when the school year begins.
Of course, our school model was designed around an extended day and an extended year. Our students need that additional instructional time especially in math and literacy.
We offer after school and weekend programs such as Club 13, SatAcad, and other tutoring programs.
Our school culture is highly structured and centered on discipline and respect.
We also manage to have a little fun along the way and work to get our students excited about learning new things and taking ownership of their success.
Simply checking your child’s agenda book every night to make sure they have complete all homework or reading with your child is a powerful way to be involved in the education of your child.
New students who speak a language other than English at home are assessed at the beginning of the year and are placed in the program according to their needs. Every ELL takes a standardized test at the end of the year, demonstrating their growth in the English language.
The Force Behind CK
Dr. Valerie Tatum
Executive Assistant & Bookkeeper
Office Assistant & Parent Liaison
If worn, all jackets must be solid red or navy.
OPEN HOUSE 2013/2014
When middle school students make the transition from middle school to high school, they have a choice of which course track to take.
Smart Core is Arkansas's college- and career-ready curriculum for high school students.
As a parent, you can decide whether your child takes the Smart Core Track, or the Core Track.
On March 11, Covenant Keepers will be hosting an 8th grade to High School Transition Night to give parents the opportunity to get information about area high schools and to receive assistance filling out enrollment applications.
This would be a great time to decide your child's Smart Core Track, or Core Track for High School.