The administrative offices will be open from 7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., except on Friday when the office will close at 2:30 p.m.. The business office is open Tue-Thur. from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Appointments outside of these hours can be arranged by contacting the business manager.
School hours are 8:00 a.m. to 3:35 p.m. Monday - Thursday. Friday dismissal is at 1:50 p.m. Students are expected to be on time for school. They should leave the school promptly upon dismissal unless they are involved in a school-sponsored activity.
BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL SUPERVISION
The safety of students is paramount therefore students should not be dropped off at school prior to 7:30 a.m. The school day begins at 8:00 a.m. and concludes at 3:30 p.m. On Friday, dismissal is at 1:50 p.m. Students should be picked up or leave campus after school is dismissed unless they are involved in after-school activities. The school is not responsible for the after-school supervision of your child. Any student still on campus after 5:00 p.m. on regular school days, who is not involved in an after-school will be escorted to and signed into the KSDA after-school care program in the cafeteria and charged the regular after school supervision rates. The KSDA after-school supervision ends at 6:00 p.m. on Monday through Thursday and at 4:00 pm. on Friday. Students still on campus after the end of regular after-school supervision will be charged an overtime fee of $25.00 up to the first fifteen minutes of overtime. An additional fee of $2.00 per minute will be charged thereafter. Please respect the time of our after school supervision personnel who have their own family commitments and who need to be able to leave school a the appropriate time at the end of the school day.
Each student is required to bring an emergency packet to his/her class sponsor during the first week of school. If a student does not bring their own packet, they will be required to purchase one at school for $22.00. The requirements for the emergency packets are listed on the website or available from the school office.
Hot lunch is available each day in the school cafeteria for $4.00. Lunch is not served on half days.
Lockers are available for student use. The school administration reserves the right to inspect these lockers at any time.
SCHOOL VIDEOS AND/OR PHOTOS
The school uses videos and photos for various events, programs, publications and the school website during the school year. We will use group pictures, individual pictures, campus pictures, and videos. By enrolling a child at PSAA, parents or guardians are granting permission to the school to use videos or photos of their child for school purposes.
SCHOOL TELEPHONES AND USAGE
Office phones are for school business only. The staff may occasionally allow students use of phones for emergency calls
Students are permitted to have cell phones at school. Phones may be used in the classroom with the permission of the teacher provided it is for an educational purpose. Misuse of one’s cell phone will lead to confiscation of the phone for the remainder of the day and a $10 fine. Repeated violations may result in the student losing the privilege of having a cell phone at school.
MEDICATION AT SCHOOL
All prescription and non-prescription medicine must be clearly labeled and kept in the school office. Non- prescription medication may be dispensed at the school from the administrative office if parental consent is provided. Prescribed medicine will only be administered to a student when his/her name is officially inscribed on the dispensing container. Parents must send a note with a prescribed medication that contains specific directions for dosing along with their consent for that medication to be given to their child. Students are not allowed to self medicate and should not keep any medication on their person during school hours.
Students who exhibit symptoms of the following types of infectious diseases such as gastrointestinal, respiratory, and skin or direct contact infections, may be excluded from the school if it is determined that any of the following exist:
1. The illness prevents the child from participating in the program activities.
2. They have or have had a fever in the past 24 hours. Children must be fever free without taking fever-reducing medication for 24 hours before returning to school.
3. Diarrhea or vomiting for 24 hours without medication before returning to school.
4. Conjunctivitis (pink eye) until clear and without symptoms for 24 hours.
5. Head lice, free of all nits and mites.
Children who are mildly ill can remain in school if they are not contagious, and they can participate in the daily program, including physical activities. This includes a child that may only have a slight cold or allergy, or have been on antibiotics for 24 hours or more.
Field trips are an important educational tool and all students are expected to participate fully in all school pro- grams. Parents will be notified of all field trips.
Student participation in field trips or class trips is a privilege and not a right. Student may forfeit the privilege of participating in such activities should their personal citizenship, behavior, or academic performance warrant such restrictions. Field trips and class trips are only for students in that particular class or grade. Other school- age siblings will not be allowed to participate. Students not enrolled at PSAA will not be allowed to participate.
Being a parent sponsor is a responsibility that should not be taken lightly as the safety and security of all of our students must be the first priority. The number of parent sponsors participating in off campus activities may also be limited by the location of the activity.
FIELD TRIP PERMISSION
By enrolling a student at PSAA, parents give permission for the teachers to take that student on field trips. Whenever there are charges associated with field trips, permission slips will be sent home to notify the parents of the activity and the accompanying charges. Parents otherwise will be notified of field trips via teacher news- letter or school newsletter. Parents have the right to prevent their children from attending certain field trips. This can either be done by a written note or telephone call to the school.
All individuals wishing to visit the campus should register with the school office upon arrival and obtain a pass which must be displayed at all times. Visitors are expected to cooperate with the school program and comply with the requests of teachers or school administrators.
Anyone noting any unusual or suspicious individuals wandering on the campus should notify the principal or school office immediately. No student visitors or relatives of students will be allowed at school without prior approval having been received from the office, the classroom teacher, and written permission from the visitor’s parent or guardian.
The presence of student visitors is discouraged in order to avoid disruption in the school program.
Parents of our students are always welcome to visit the school. Please schedule all visits through the school office in advance, especially if a conference time with a staff member is desired. Parents, when coming onto campus during the school day, should sign in at the office and not go directly to the classroom and potentially interrupt the class. School board members are welcome to visit the school but are asked to sign in at the office upon arrival. Guests will be expected to comply with the basic rules and policies of the school and should not be a distraction to the normal academic pursuits of the day.
The staff of Puget Sound Adventist Academy is prepared to handle a variety of emergency situations with procedures that are specifically designed for maximum safety of the students. Staff members are trained in CPR and First Aid.
Fire and emergency drills are periodically conducted according to state law. All students are expected to fully cooperate with the PSAA staff in these necessary drills. Through these drills students are taught to respond quickly in a serious, disciplined manner should a dangerous situation occur.