Policies

One of the advantages of being a small school and a close knit community is that we are not bound by strict rules and regulations. However, when 200 plus people are working together on a daily basis it becomes necessary to provide some guidelines. Here are some general policies. If you have questions about any of these, or something not listed please contact your child’s teachers or the main office.

Attendance

If a student is sick or cannot attend school for any reason, please call the student’s specific program and leave a message. If you know in advance that your child will be unable to attend school please make arrangement with his/her teachers.

If ECP or Elementary students are to be picked up by anyone other than the parents or guardians, the school needs a written note giving permission.

When MCCSC calls off school due to snow or other inclement weather conditions, Harmony School is also closed. However, we start and end school on time even if MCCSC starts school late or ends early due to the weather.

School/Home Communications

The Harmony School Newsletter is published and mailed out every month September through May and is available on line at: http://www.harmonyschool.org/newsletter If you have any information to share in the newsletter, give the information to the main office during the first week of the month.

Phone numbers:

Please use program phone numbers to leave messages for students or to report absence or tardiness. For emergencies or any other school business, call the main office.

Main Office 334-8349
ECP(before 9 and after 3) 330-2706
Laura Beth and Claudio’s (messages for 1st – 4th grades) 330-2704
Zevon and Kathy’s (general elementary messages) 334-8369
Middle School 334-8367
High School 334-8388
Development Office 334-8379
National School Reform Faculty 330-2702
Rhinos All Ages Music Club 333-3430
FAX 333-3435

 

Parents are welcome to call teachers at their homes during the evenings or on weekends if important matters come up that need attention. Their phone numbers can be found on the phone lists given out at the beginning of the year.

Phone Lists are given out at the beginning of the year with the phone numbers and addresses of all students and staff.

At the beginning of each school year there is a general parent meeting. At this meeting parents receive important information concerning their child’s program, discuss important issues about the whole school, necessary forms are handed out and collected, and parents meet with their child’s teachers and other parents in their child’s class to receive information specific to their program.

All parents must supply detailed medical information regarding any information important to their child, e.g., what over-the-counter medications their child can take, any allergies they may have, and immunization records.

Transportation to and from School

Parents are responsible for transporting their children to and from school. At the beginning of the year, we help to organize car pools to help with rides. The city bus is also available for kids to use. City Bus #4 picks kids up downtown at 8:40 a.m. and lets kids off at the school at 8:45 a.m. It also picks kids up at the school at 3:05 p.m. and lets kids off downtown at 3:10 p.m.

Off-Campus Policy

Students who are 5th grade and older are allowed to leave the campus at lunchtime. Fifth graders must have written authorization from their parents on a day-by-day basis. Sixth graders may obtain blanket permission from their parents in writing for the entire year. Middle and high school students may leave campus at lunchtime without parental permission.

Sick Policy

Parents should not to send their children to school if they are sick. If your child gets a fever or shows signs of being sick while at school, your child’s teacher will call you and ask you to come and get him/her.

Cubbies and Lockers

Each student is provided with either a cubby or a locker. We encourage students to regularly clean them out and to not leave valuables in them. Few students keep them locked.

Community use of the building

We rent space in the building to various community groups for meetings, classes, gatherings, dances, music, and sports after 5 p.m. on school days and all day and evenings on the weekends. If anyone is interested in using space in the building during non-school times, contact Barb Bonchek 334-8349.