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Russellville Christian

RCS Handbook

  • Our Purpose and Philosophy
  • Russellville Christian School was established in 1976 by a group of Crittenden Drive Church of Christ members who believed that all children need to grow spiritually, mentally, physically and socially. Those beliefs stand true to this day! In order to develop the highest possible self-esteem, children must become aware of God and His importance in their lives. This knowledge will help them as they begin to grow as children of God, learning in a Christ-centered atmosphere. God says, “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6). Russellville Christian School is not a school merely for the sake of academics, but for planting God’s Word in the hearts of small children. Our mission is to strengthen the “faith of yet another generation.” In order to realize our philosophical goals, R.C.S. will provide a strong developmental and pre-academic basis for each child. It is our hope that the learning experience here at R.C.S. will be both fun and beneficial. In order to make every child’s experience as positive as possible, we will attempt to develop close and cooperative relationships with our children and their parents as well.

  • Tuition Payment & Scheduling
  • Payment can be made at school or can be mailed to:

    Russellville Christian School

    P.O. Box 262

    Russellville, KY 42276

    Tuition Payment:

    Tuition payments are due the first day of the month in advance. A $20.00 late charge will be added after the 5th. Tuition may be mailed in if we are on break. Tuition may also be paid in full for the whole year (Tuition x 10) or, for convenience, may be divided into ten monthly payments. Russellville Christian School is a non-profit school and must run on tuition only.

    Tuition Schedule:

    Kindergarten $275.00 monthly, Monday—Thursday 7:55 to 3:00 & Friday till 1:00

    4’s All Day $270.00 monthly, Monday—Thursday 8:00 to 3:00 & Friday 8:00 to 11:00.

    3’s All Day $260.00 monthly, Monday—Thursday 8:00 to 3:00.

  • R.C.S. Registration & Fees
  • Registration Requirements:

    Birthday should be on or before October 1.

    3 to enter the three year old program

    4 to enter the four year old program

    5 to enter Kindergarten.

    Children entering R.C.S. should be toilet trained before enrollment. They should be able to recognize the need to go the restroom, communicate the need, take care of the need, and clean up without assistance.

    Records:

    Russellville Christian School must have the following items on file before your child enters school.

    Copy of state certified birth certificate (can not be hospital copy)

    Copy of social security card

    Current state certified immunization record from doctor or the health department

    Physical, Dental & Eye Exam

    Registration Fee:

    A $50.00 registration fee needs to be paid when application is completed. Second child does not have to pay registration fee.

    Book and Material Fee:

    $100.00 per student, This fee must be paid before or on the first day of school.

  • Early/Care & After/School
  • Early Care:

    Russellville Christian School offers early drop-off beginning at 7:00 AM. A weekly statement will be sent out.

    Lunch Bunch:

    Child will need to provide his/her own lunch. Healty food please.

    After School:

    Only enrolled children may use this program. After School time 3:05 to 4:00 PM. No A/S on Fridays. For every minute after the hour $1.00 per minute late.

    Unloading & Loading:

    We will begin unloading for class at 7:50. Children leaving RCS will be loaded at 2:55

  • General Information
  • Monthly Calendar:

    Each month your teacher will send a calendar home with your child. Information such as “Snack Person,” Letter of the week, Birthdays, and other special days will be on it.

    A good idea is to place it on the fridge so you will be reminded of what great things are drawing near at RCS.

    Parties:

    Russellville Christian School has two parties per school year. Christmas and Easter. Parties are usually the last hour of school.

    Clothing:

    PLEASE see that your child wears comfortable play clothes and shoes, preferably pull up pants and tennis shoes or clothes the child can manage him/herself. Keep a change of clothes, include socks and underwear in a zip lock baggie, in your child’s backpack at all times. This comes in handy for those little accidents.

    Parent’s News:

    In our hallways on each classroom door, you will find a bulletin board. Current information such as our monthly calendar, party sign up sheet, field trips and other articles of interest will be posted on your child’s classroom door.

    Color & Dress-up Days:

    Periodically your class may declare a color of the day. For example, while studying the letter “B” we will wear blue, brown or black to school on that particular day. We will also have dress up days such as cowboy or pirate day. These events will be on your child’s calendar.

    Special Programs:

    RCS has two programs a year. In December and May, all classes will participate in this event.

    Toys:

    Toys should not be brought to school unless it is a Special day designated by the teacher. Please do not allow your child to have toys in their backpack. This can become a problem after you leave your child for the day.

    4 & 3 Year Old Students:

    Will need to bring a travel size pillow and small blanket. These will be sent home during breaks for washing, unless requested otherwise.

  • Sickness & Health
  • Your child’s health is important to all of us. If your child is ill they cannot enjoy their school experience. They may also jeopardize the heath of other children We ask that your child be kept at home if:

    They have had a fever during the previous 24 hours.

    There is a persistent cough.

    They have had vomiting or diarrhea in the last 24 hours.

    They have pinkeye, it must have been treated for 24 hours before returning.

    They have chickenpox, do not return to school until all blisters have scabbed over, this usually takes 10-14 days.

    They have strepthroat, they must stay home for 24 hours after first dose of medicine and 24 hours since last fever.

    They have lice (nit). RCS has adopted a nit-free policy for students and adults who may have head lice. This means that following the application of pediculicide (RID or similar products) and removing the nits, there are no nits (eggs) left on the hair shaft. Persons are not allowed to be at school following the discovery of head lice and will be allowed to return to school only when they are nit free. A note is needed from the health department or your doctor stating your child is nit/lice free before returning to school. Persons returning to school with nits in their hair will be sent home.

    A staff member cannot administer medication unless authorized by a doctor or parent. Authorization to administer medication must be in writing with specific instructions and signature.

    In case of emergency, illness or injury during school hours, parents will be contacted as soon as possible. If a parent cannot be reached, alternates on the Emergency list will be tried in order they are listed.

  • Conferences & Discipline
  • During the months of August and April preschool students will be tested. Parent / teacher conferences will be scheduled and a progress report will be sent home. Kindergarten consists of four nine-week periods of evaluation. At the end of each grading period, you will receive your child’s report card. The parent and/or teacher can schedule conference times if the need arises. There will be a mandatory conference at the end of the first grading period.

    At RCS we do not use corporal punishment in any form. However, it would not be fair to the class if a child is disruptive, hurtful or disrespects his/her teacher. Each class will have a disciplinary action set up in their classroom. It could be sitting in the “Think About It Chair,” getting on the “sad face,” or dropping an apple. A note is usually sent home explaining what the circumstances were and what action was taken. If a child bites, hits or is consistent in being unruly the child may be sent to the principal’s office. We usually try to redirect the child and focus on good behavior. Some teachers have a “treasure box,” sticker charts or treats for rewards. School rules consist of :

    1.Walk inside.

    2.Use your inside voice.

    3.Keep hands to yourself.

    4. Listen when your teacher is speaking.

    5. Use your manners.

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