Campus Onsite Policies for Classical Conversations Communities
General Onsite policies for Classical Conversations Communities
Parents of Foundations and Essentials students and parents of all students younger than twelve must remain on site. On the rare occasion a parent must leave for any reason, another adult other than the Director is left in charge of and responsible for the student(s). The Director is informed and the action is formally documented on paper with signatures from the parent and the responsible adult.
Students remain on campus unless the parent has personally requested permission for the child to leave by speaking with the Director or by providing written documentation. Students cannot come and go. In Challenge III and IV, students who are not fully participating in all seminars will be picked up by their parents and leave the community, or, if their parent is present in the Foundations or Essentials program, the child can be with the parent during that strand. Challenge-age students who are not enrolled at a particular community should not be present during community hours.
If a community provides childcare for younger siblings during the morning Foundations program and/or the afternoon Essentials program, the parents of the children should be responsible for that childcare by establishing a childcare rotation in which they take turns participating, or by contracting with a childcare provider. Though the Director may interview and/or negotiate with a facility regarding a provider, the parents should understand that the Classical Conversations® Director does not provide childcare, so the agreement is between the parents and the childcare provider. Consequently, monies should be paid by parents directly to the provider. This practice will ensure adherence to our policy that while at Classical Conversations® Community, parents are the ones responsible for their children, not the Director.
Parent Involvement—All Foundations and Essentials children need to be accompanied by a parent unless the parent is directing a Challenge Program.
Even though the nursery is a parent-driven program, parents are expected to attend class with their Foundations age children. On an occasional basis, a parent may assist in the nursery.