Frequently Asked Questions
What is the dress code?
Students wear uniforms which must be purchased from Parker Uniforms, including a dress uniform for chapel and field trip days, and special outerwear. Our Parker store location is on County Line Road next to Lowe's. Please see the uniform brochure for further information.
What are the school day times?
School times are 8:00am-11:30am for kindergarten; 8:00am-2:45pm for grades 1-5, and 8:00-3:03 for grades 6-8. The preschool day is from 8:30-11:30.
What is the earliest my child may arrive?
Students may go to Warrior Wake Up/ early room from 7:30am to 7:45am and to the classroom after 7:45am. Preschoolers may be registered for early room, which opens at 7:45am.
When is my child tardy?
The bell rings at 8:00am. Children in grades K-8 arriving after the bell must be signed in at the office by a parent and receive a tardy slip.
What are drop-off and pick-up procedures?
We offer the convenience of a carpool line for drop off of students in K-8th and pick up of students preschool-5th grade. To pick up students in grades K-5 parents pull through the carpool line to the covered portico at the school office where students are loaded. Preschool pick up is in the front of the campus. Carpool numbers are distributed at the beginning of the year. Middle school students are dismissed at 3:03 through the school office doors to the parking lot.
What should I do if my child is absent or has a doctor's appointment?
Parents should always give a note to the office concerning absences or dismissals in order for them to be considered excused. If your child is absent, you may call before 8:30am to cancel a school lunch and request make-up work. Go to the school office to check your child out early or arrive late due to a doctor's appointment. Early dismissals between 2:30 and the end of the school day are highly discouraged and difficult to accommodate.
Is there after school care?
After school care, called Outback, is available throughout the year until 5:30pm. Costs include a registration fee and hourly rate. Preschool Outback is available on "lunch bunch" days and in the summer. Consult the calendar for days that Outback is closed, including Federal holidays and school holidays for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Spring Break.
Are school lunches available?
Three choices of hot lunches are available every day. Families select and sign up for lunches by the month online. Emergency lunch tickets are available for the occasional forgotten lunch and are billed monthly.
Can I have lunch with my child?
Parents may have lunch with their elementary aged child beginning in September. Check in at the school office and receive a visitor's badge. You may bring an occasional outside lunch if you desire.
What are the class sizes?
Our classes are intentionally smaller than one might see elsewhere and may range from 20 to 23 students. Teachers of early grades have assistants. Preschool classes are smaller and based on age group.
Do students have access to computers?
Computer use begins in first grade with classroom computers and computer lab. CCS utilizes laptop carts for instructional use. There are computers in the library for student use. In addition, CCS provides every classroom teacher with a computer, and 7th and 8th graders are issued a school iPad for the entire year.
What special subjects will my child have?
Students in grades 1st-5th have weekly classes in library, computer, foreign language, art, and music. Students have P.E. and/or recess daily. Kindergarten and 1st grade P.E. is an innovative program called Kids in Motion. Kindergarten classes have a weekly music class and visit to the library and daily recess. Middle School electives include fine arts, athletics, study hall, and computer based courses in keyboarding and foreign language.
What if my child struggles academically?
Teachers will work with students who are having difficulty grasping a new concept. If problems persist, the teacher may refer students for tutoring. Students with particular learning differences may also be referred to our Learning Lab, which is staffed with a Reading Specialist, available for an extra charge. Middle School resource is another avenue of academic support.
What if I need to speak with my child's teacher?
Please call the school office and leave a message for the teacher to call you during a planning period or after the school day. You may desire to set up a conference time or speak on the phone. You may also e-mail a request. However, please note that we do not want to solve problems via e-mail.
Are there extracurricular activities?
During Outback hours we offer lessons, which may include guitar, piano, ballet, karate, gymnastics, and others. Outback and instructional charges apply. Students may participate in the 100-Mile Club, Adventure Club, MAIS Swim Meet, football, basketball, pep squad and Safety Patrol at appropriate age levels. CCS also participates in the MAIS spelling bee and art competition and the ACSI writing competition. Additional opportunities in middle school include volleyball, tennis, golf, cross country, track, student government, Lego Robotics, Bible studies, and more.
What expenses should I anticipate?
In addition to an annual contract fee and tuition, parents provide school uniforms for their student and pay a once per year supply fee, which covers most of the child's initial classroom supplies, consumables, a basic school picture package, and a yearbook. Students in first grade and up pay a once per year technology fee for advanced computer instruction. There are participation fees for some optional opportunities like athletics. Other expenses are field trips and optional services, such as school lunches, the Learning Lab, and Outback. You are encouraged to participate in an occasional fundraiser, like the Golf Tournament, Fall into Fun, and the Annual Fund.
How can I get involved?
Parent involvement is a wonderful part of the Christ Covenant School experience. You may sign up at Back-to-School night to join the Parent Fellowship Group and help in the lunchroom, with fundraisers, teacher appreciation, Field Day, Grandparents' Day, and more.