Salmon Seventh-day Adventist School
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Salmon Seventh-Day Adventist Handbook
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PERSONAL ELECTRONICS

 

The private use of personal electronics on school premises during school hours is not conducive to a positive learning experience as they impede good study habits and provide distractions to other students and teachers.
 
Personal electronics include, but are not limited to, the following:
 
  • Music players
  • DVD/CD/tape players
  • MP3 players
  • I-Pods and similar devices
  • Cell phones
  • Pagers
  • Laptop computers
  • PDA’s
  • Voice recorders
  • Video game devices
  • Video cameras
  • Digital cameras
 
All personal electronic devices must be turned off upon entering the school premises.
 
All personal electronic devices must be stored in the student’s locker or desk during school hours.
 
Cell phones and pagers are not to be used during school hours.  Emergency calls to students during school hours should be made to the school phone.
 
The use of personal electronic devices on school sponsored trips will be at the discretion of the sponsor and/or chaperone.
 
Personal electronic devices may not be used during any worship services.
 
Inappropriate content on personal electronic devices will not be tolerated and may be considered grounds for disciplinary action up to, and including suspension or dismissal.
 
Video and digital cameras may be used during the school day only with the permission of the principal or teacher.
 
Consequences of violating this policy:
 
1st offence -   Confiscation of the device for two days.
                       Parent or guardian may pick up device from
                       principal after the confiscation period.
2nd offense -   Confiscation of the device for two weeks.
                       Parent/guardian and student must have a
                       counseling session with principal.  The
                       device will not be returned until after the
                       counseling session.
3rd offense -   Suspension, length to be determined by the
                       principal.

 

WEAPONS

 
Any student who is determined to have carried or possessed a firearm or other dangerous weapon onto school premises, school provided transportation, or to other places where a school sponsored activity is taking place, shall be subject to immediate expulsion.  If requested by the parent or legal guardian, the case may be reviewed by the School Board and modifications to the action made as deemed appropriate.
 
Students in violation of this policy shall be promptly reported to his/her parents or legal guardian and, as required by law, reported to the local law enforcement agency.
 
Dangerous weapons include, but are not excluded to:
 
  • Any firearm
  • Any instrument or weapon of the kind usually known  as a sling shot
  • Sand club
  • Metal knuckles
  • Any steel-bladed knife
  • Any knife, the blade of which is automatically released by a spring mechanism or other mechanical device
  • Any knife having a blade which opens or falls or is ejected into position by force or by an outward, downward, or centrifugal thrust or movement
  • Other items such as chains, etc.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
           
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MISSION STATEMENT 

 
Salmon Seventh-day Adventist School is a Christian multi-grade school committed to providing a quality Christian education for students in grades 1-8.  It is our purpose to assist in the development of the whole student (spiritual, physical, mental, and social), thus enabling the student to be of significant service to society as a result of his/her education and Christian worldview.  This service is offered to all students who desire to learn in this setting, regardless of race, creed, color, or national origin.  In support of the above mission, it is our goal to:
 
1.                  Provide certified instructional staff, who are dedicated Christians and positive role models.
2.                  Provide a school climate that will encourage each student to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ in preparation to live in heaven.
3.                  Provide a school environment that enables students to achieve high levels of academic quality.
4.                  Provide a school environment that emphasizes the self-worth of each student and helps him/her to develop positive social interaction skills.
5.                  Encourage a holistic philosophy of the individual in a manner that promotes spiritual, mental, social and physical health.
6.                  Provides opportunities for students to practice a lifestyle of service to their communities, country and world.
7.                  Encourage the effective development of the students’ decision-making skills and personal responsibility.
8.                  To provide a safe environment for optimum learning.
 
 
 
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Philosophy

 
Seventh-day Adventist education is dedicated “to restore in man the image of his Maker, to bring him back to the perfection in which he was created, to promote the development of body, mind and soul, that the divine purpose of His creation might be realized.” Education pages 15-16.
 
A knowledge of God, His plan for our redemption, and the kind of persons men and women may become as they are restored to His likeness is of first importance throughout the total school experience.  Students are given opportunities to accept Jesus as their personal Savior.  Each student is challenged to develop a personal sense of mission for giving the gospel message to all the world in preparation for the soon return of Jesus.
 
Seventh-day Adventist education places a high estimate on the infinite worth of every individual and seeks to provide a climate in which a positive self- image may be developed.  Academic excellence is promoted by challenging students to use fully their intellectual capacities.  Physical and health education reflect the belief that the body is God’s temple.  Students are encouraged to take an active interest in making the community a better place to live, to appreciate the cultural differences and scientific advances of the age, and to develop positive attitudes toward all peoples.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School reserves the right to not give any final tests until all outstanding accounts have been taken care of.
 

Payments

 
Payments for school accounts can be brought to the school or mailed to the school treasurer at: 
 
Treasurer
Salmon Seventh-day Adventist School
400 Fairmont, Salmon, ID  83467.
 
Make remittances payable to Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School.  A monthly statement is sent out on all accounts to aid the parent/legal guardian with payment scheduling.
 

Withdrawing From School

 
When a student withdraws from the Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School during the school year, the parent/legal guardian must contact the treasurer to close the contractual agreement.  Charges will continue until this termination step is completed.  School records will not be forwarded for accounts whose contracts have not been satisfactorily terminated.
 
If a student is withdrawn or dismissed from school before the year is completed, tuition will be refunded for any remaining full months in the school year that have been paid for in advance.  Tuition will not be refunded for partial months in
attendance.
 
 
 
                                   
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Current Tuition

 
Tuition charges are for ten months. (September through June). Payment is to be made on or before the 10th of each month. Early, monthly payment or full tuition prepayment are welcome if that is what is preferred.  Please see the current years ‘Financial Agreement Form’ for the listed tuition.
 

Registration/Entrance Fee

 
Registration fee is currently set at $250 per student, payable on, or, before registration.
 

New Convert Subsidy

 
For eligibility requirements and benefits, please see the principal, or, pastor.
 

Financial Aid

 
A limited amount of financial assistance may be available through the church and/or conference.  If you need assistance in paying tuition, please contact the school treasurer or principal. 
 
It is the responsibility of the parent to meet with the school treasurer to make appropriate arrangements if even one monthly payment cannot be made.  All past due accounts are required to be paid in full before a student can register for the next school year.
 
 
 
 
 
                                               
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STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

 
The philosophy of the Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School shall demonstrate through practical application that no discrimination shall be made among students as to race, sex, or religious creed.
 
WHAT SALMON SDA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL HAS TO OFFER YOU
 
·                     Idaho Certified teachers Grades 1-8
·                     Christ-centered curriculum
·                     Strong academic program
·                     Computer instruction on state-of-the-art computers
·                     Leadership training
·                     Extracurricular activities
·                     School library
·                     Working partnership between home and school
 

HISTORY OF SALMON SDA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

 
The first Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School was located on the corner of Hope and McPherson.  This school, which opened its doors in 1936, had previously been a country school on Hayden Creek.  It was cut in sections and moved to town by truck.  It is no longer standing.
 
A log house, converted to a school, was used for several years, until it was partially destroyed by fire.  For a number of years it was merely a pile of logs.  Several years ago a new log building, similar to the school building was built for a private residence using the original foundation.  This is located at the corner of Daisy and Idaho.
 
 
 
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From 1948 to 1982, the frame school building on the corner of Monroe and Fairmont was in use.  It is currently occupied by the SDA Community Services.
 
 
The present school building on the corner of Bulwer and Fairmont was constructed by the church members and a Maranatha group.  It has been occupied since January 1983.
 
Since 1936 the Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Church has continuously operated and supported a church school.  Many graduates have continued their education at the academy or college level.
 

LINES OF COMMUNICATION       

 
The School Board meets once a month and makes announcements through the church bulletin and school newsletter.  The Board has an open meeting policy, meaning that any constituent or parent is welcome to attend as a non-voting participant.  The Board reserves the right to call executive sessions, at which time only board members are present.
 
The Annual Salmon Seventh-day Adventist School Constituency Meeting is scheduled as needed.
 
Most problems can be avoided by active communication between parent and teacher.   Parents should refrain from making critical remarks about the teacher or the school in the presence of the student.  Parents are encouraged to discuss any grievance or dissatisfaction with the teacher.   In the event of an unresolved situation, the matter may be brought first to the School Board chairperson, the pastor, or the conference Superintendent of Education.
 
                                               
 
 
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2.   Subsidy from the Idaho Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
 
3.   Freewill offerings and donations.
 
4.   Tuition payments from patrons.  
 
Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School makes every effort to keep the school charges as low as is consistent with good business management.  The total cost of the establishment and operation of the school is not covered by tuition charges.  Members of the church who support the school invest a large amount of money yearly in order to equip and maintain it properly.
 
  • Students having an unpaid account with any school may not register until clearance has been obtained.
  • Registration is not official until the entrance fee and first month’s tuition are paid.  Entrance fees help to cover the cost of insurance, library acquisitions, art and computer testing and consumable textbooks.
  • Registration fees are non-refundable and are not discounted for late enrollment.
  • Eighth graders may take part in graduation services; however, diplomas will be issued when accounts are cleared.
  • It is policy of schools within the North Pacific Union Conference to withhold cumulative folders of academic credit (where not in violation of state law) until student accounts are paid or until satisfactory financial arrange-ments have been made; but when a student transfers to another school, the cumulative folder will be forwarded to the new school when requested.
  • Before a student is enrolled, the parent/legal guardian accepts responsibility by signing a financial contract.
 
 
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Telephone

 
The school phone is for school-related matter only.  Students should not be called during instructional hours.  A student will not be called out of class to answer a phone call except in cases of emergency.  Students must not use the phone without permission from the staff.  Arrangements for after school should be made prior to arrival at school.
 

Transportation

 
Parents and guardians are expected to ensure transportation of your child to and from school.  If a child rides a bicycle to school, he must park it in the designated area and not ride it during school hours.  Students will not leave campus by other than their regular or prearranged transportation.
 

Visitors

 
Parents and other interested adults are welcome to visit the school.   A courtesy call to the teacher would be appreciated.  This will also verify that the students are not scheduled for a field trip or other special activities.  Only those children registered for the current school year are allowed on campus during school hours unless prior approval from the teacher has been made for visitors.
 

FINANCIAL POLICY

 
Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School is supported by four sources:
 
1.        Subsidies from Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Church.
 
 
 
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If the problem remains unresolved, the matter may then be brought to the School Board for their consideration via the Board chairperson.
 
Parents and others are urged to talk over business with the teacher outside of school hours, not during class or recess.
 
The teacher has the authority to suspend a student until the staff and School Board have considered the case and taken action.
 
Regulations adopted by the school administration and publicly announced will have the same force as if printed in the Handbook.
 

ACADEMIC INFORMATION

 
Seventh-day Adventists operate a worldwide education system including over 1200 elementary schools, 93 high schools, and 13 colleges and universities in North America.  Idaho operates 15 elementary schools and one boarding high school.
 
SDA curriculum is designed to provide quality academics with Christian emphasis.  It is a standard curriculum of English, spelling, handwriting, mathematics, social studies, and science with reading selections including true character building and historical stories.  Creationism is taught in both Bible and science classes, Bible study teaches application of principles demonstrated in scriptural stories.
 
Iowa Tests of Basic Skills is a standardized achievement test used to monitor progress.
 
 
 
 
 
                                               
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Eighth Grade Graduation Requirements

 
In order to satisfy the North Pacific Union Conference and the Idaho State Education Code requirements for eighth grade completion, students must present evidence of having completed:
            Religion                       English
            Mathematics                Spelling
            Social Studies             Reading
            Physical Education     Science/Health
 
And one or more of the following to meet an elective requirement:
            Art                               Music
            Practical Arts              Computer
 

Report Cards

 
Report cards indicating the scholastic achievement and progress of each student are sent home at the end of each grading period.  If a parent has a question about the grading system, the teacher should be contacted immediately.  It is the responsibility of the parent to provide a proper study atmosphere at home, and an adequate uninterrupted study time.
 

Parent-Teacher Conferences

 
There will be a scheduled parent-teacher conference at the end of the first and third grading period.  However, a parent is welcome to request an appointment with the teacher at any time.  These conferences may be initiated by either the parent or the teacher.
 
 
 
 
                                               
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Medical

 
In case of serious illness or accident, the school will attempt to contact the parent or guardian.  If this person cannot be reached, and in the judgment of the teacher immediate medical attention is needed, the teacher will summon or take the child to receive medical aid in accordance with the signed parental consent to treatment form on file.
 
The parent must send a written note to school if a student is limited in any way physically.  If it is a continuing condition, a note from a physician is required.
 
Teachers are authorized to administer oral medication, whether prescription or over-the-counter, to students during school hours ONLY after parents and the physician have signed permission forms.  It is our policy that such medication will only be administered when failure to receive the medication may result in the student being unable to attend school and/or be well enough to participate in learning activities.
 

Student Insurance

 
Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School follows the Christian Educators Insurance Trust standards and policies in regard to student insurance.  In order to file a claim, students will be covered for up to one hour while traveling to and from school directly and uninterruptedly.  Injuries to children while going to or from school must be reported immediately to the teacher.
 
The parent or guardian will receive a statement of insurance coverage provisions at registration.
 
 
 
 
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School clothing should be neat, modest, healthful and appropriate.  Clothing should be kept clean and in good repair.  Ripped, worn-out, or other tattered clothing is not acceptable.  Other examples of unacceptable attire are:  tight fitting clothes, short skirts, low-cut necklines, short shorts (walking shorts are acceptable), tank tops or outfits that show the midriff.
 
Hair should be modest, clean, and neat.
 
Footwear is required.  Parents should ensure that their children are dressed to the needs of the weather.
 
The teacher has the authority to determine the appropriateness of the students’ attire and, if necessary, to send an inappropriately dressed student home.
 

Extracurricular Activities/Field Trips

 
Many educational benefits are derived from regular field trips scheduled throughout the school year.  Your child will be well supervised and care taken for his/her safety.  A permission slip must be signed before a student can participate in field trips.  The same rules of conduct and dress for on-campus activities apply to off-campus activities.
 
Persons driving for field trips must pass a screening process and give proof of adequate insurance and have a seat belt for each child transported.
 

Fire Drills

 
As required by the Idaho State Law, the insurance company and in compliance with the recommendation of the General Conference, it is necessary to conduct a fire drill at least once each month.  These fire drills will be unannounced.
 
 
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Retention

 
According to the NPUC Education Code, a student who is unable to achieve grade-level expectancy must be given special consideration.  The teacher is to counsel with the parent(s) and the student(s) to ensure understanding and cooperation in the student’s placement.
 
In instances where retention at a given grade level is under consideration, the teacher is to consult the Conference Superintendent of Schools.
 
Retention may be considered for a student who has not met minimum requirements in three (3) major subjects (Bible, reading, English, math, social studies, or science).  After the teacher has counseled with the student, parent(s) and Conference Superintendent of Schools, retention may be recommended. 
 

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

 
In harmony with Idaho State Law, a student must be at least six years of age by September 1 to enter first grade.   (Idaho Code Section 33-201).  Each student beginning formal schooling may be tested for readiness.
 
Salmon SDA Christian School welcomes any student that desires a Christian education and is willing to support the principles and regulations of the school, regardless of race or gender.  In order to safeguard the scholastic, spiritual, and moral atmosphere of the school, the school reserves the right
to refuse admittance or to dismiss any student if the school feels that it is unable to be of adequate benefit to the student.
 
 
 
 
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Salmon SDA Christian School has not been established for the purpose of offering special education, and is, therefore, unable to accept pupils who are on the extreme ends of the developmental spectrum, either scholastically gifted or deprived, or who have behavioral problems or serious disabilities.
 
Students are accepted only by action of the School Board after formal application.  Conditional acceptance may be made by the principal, subject to action by the School Board.  The student’s records will be reviewed at the end of a probation period (the first 45 days of attendance).  Students transferring from another school are accepted subject to receipt of an official cumulative folder and acceptable recommendations within 30 days. 
 

PREVIOUS ACCOUNTS DUE 

 
All previous accounts with the school must be paid before registration unless satisfactory written arrangements have been made with the school board.
 

MEDICAL EXAMS

 
Medical examinations, including a thorough eye exam, are required for all new students and those entering grade 1.  Students in any grade may be asked to take a physical examination.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                               
 
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  • Fire hazards, such as fireworks, matches, lighters or candles
  • Tobacco, alcohol or illegal drugs
  • Snowball throwing in and around the campus buildings
  • Unauthorized entry into the school building or any room therein
  • Wrongful use of the playground equipment and throwing of gravel and dirt
  • Unauthorized use of computers
 

Destruction of Property

 
Charges for damage to school property, including labor and materials, will be added to the bill of the student responsible for the damage.  If the damage is deliberate, the student may face additional consequences.
 

Dress Code

 
Within the school family there will be different views on appropriate school clothing.  “In dress as in all things it is our privilege to honor our Creator.  He desires our clothing to be not only neat and healthful, but appropriate and becoming.”  Education p. 248.
 
How a student dresses affects, to some degree, his/her behavior in school.  What an individual wears makes a public statement about that person, as well as about the school he/she attends.  Therefore, students’ apparel is to be modest, clean, neat, and not faddish.  The use of makeup, colored nail polish, jewelry, and extremes in clothing styles is inappropriate.  Simplicity and good taste is encouraged.
 
 
 
 
 
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Closed Campus Policy

 
Students must remain on campus during school hours unless under school supervision or personally accompanied by a parent/legal guardian.  A written note to the teacher from the parent/legal guardian is required before students may be allowed to leave campus.
 

Conduct

 
Christian standards of conduct are upheld as Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School.  The high moral principles of respect to God and each other are expected.  The student who presents him/herself for admission, therefore, pledges to conform to the school’s standards of conduct.   By breaking this pledge, one may forfeit the privilege of attending. 
 
The following will not be permitted and will be subject to disciplinary action:
 
  • Profanity, slang, or filthy language
  • Obscene literature or pictures
  • Personal radios or video games
  • Destruction of school property
  • Wrongful conduct to other students
  • Disrespect of teacher or others
  • Any object, manufactured or handmade, which is unsafe or detrimental to the school or students
  • Criticizing or undermining the religious ideals of the school
  • Discussion of inappropriate movies, videos, or TV programs
  • Lewd conduct
 
 
 
BULLYING/CYBERBULLYING
 
Salmon SDA School prohibits bullying, or cyberbullying, of any kind.  Any violation of this policy is considered a serious offense and appropriate action will be taken in response to a violation.
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Immunizations

 
Current immunization records and other pertinent health-related information must be presented at registration.  All students must be up-to-date by opening day of school each year or forfeit attendance without tuition refund until in compliance.  Idaho State Law requires immunizations need to be current, unless the parent/legal guardian signs a written certification that immunization is contrary to religious or philosophical beliefs, or if a physician signs a written certification stating that a particular vaccine is not advisable for the child.
 

ACCELERATION

 
Criteria for acceleration are to be based on the following minimal requirements:
 
·                     The student is to be evaluated by the teacher in consultation with the Idaho Conference Office of Education and according to NPUC guidelines.  
                                                                    
·                     The student must demonstrate satisfactory evidence of emotional and social readiness.                              
 
·                     The teacher must submit a request to the Conference Office of Education before initiating acceleration.
 
·                     Ordinarily, students should be limited to one acceleration experience.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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STUDENT POLICIES AND AFFAIRS

 

Attendance

 
A child must attend classes for a minimum of 80% of the school year (Idaho Conference policy).  A half-day of school will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. without a lunch.
 
Students should not arrive at school before 8:05 a.m.  Students not in their seats at 8:30 a.m. are considered tardy.  Latecomers disrupt worship and miss instruction.
 
Students must not arrive in the building or on campus sooner than 25 minutes before school begins and must leave the building and grounds as soon as they are dismissed at the close of the day.  All students must leave the building and campus no later than 15 minutes after dismissal.  Any exceptions should be pre-arranged with the teacher.  Students will not leave campus by other than their regular or prearranged transportation.
 
Regular and prompt attendance at all school appointments is expected of every child.  According to Idaho State Code, sickness or death in the immediate family are the only valid excuses for absence.  Students should not come to school if they have an infectious or contagious disease.  Parents must make proper arrangements with the teacher before keeping a child out of school for reasons other than illness or death in the family.
 
 
 
 
 
                                   
 
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Dental and medical appointments should be taken care of outside of school hours or during vacation periods whenever possible.
 
Idaho State Law indicates 18 absences in a year are conducive for a student to repeat the same grade.  Excused absences give credence as to why the student might find mercy and move to the next grade.  In the eyes of the State of Idaho, three tardies constitute an absence.  Work for unexcused absences or tardiness may be made up at the discretion of the teacher.  Unexcused absences or tardiness may involve School Board action.
 

Attitudes

 
Whenever in the judgment of the staff and School Board, the student’s connection with the school is no longer profitable to him/herself, his/her influence is detrimental to others, or when previous attempts to help the student have not brought about the necessary results, parents will be requested to voluntarily withdraw the student from the school or the student may be expelled.
 

Advanced Bible Study Classes

 
The pastor may offer a Bible study class to students who wish to be instructed in a variety of Bible subjects that relate to a student's spiritual needs.  This will be provided with the parent's knowledge and support.  We believe the Bible holds the answers to many perplexing human issues and we invite students to seek these answers.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Salmon

Seventh-day Adventist
Christian School
 
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400 Fairmont
Salmon, Idaho
83467
Phone: 208-756-4439
 
 
 
 
 
Notes:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revised 04/11
 
 
 
 
 
 

Salmon

Seventh-day Adventist

Christian School

Handbook

 

 
 
Accredited by
Northwest Association of Accredited Schools
And
North Pacific Union Conference of
Seventh-day Adventi

PERSONAL ELECTRONICS

 

The private use of personal electronics on school premises during school hours is not conducive to a positive learning experience as they impede good study habits and provide distractions to other students and teachers.
 
Personal electronics include, but are not limited to, the following:
 
  • Music players
  • DVD/CD/tape players
  • MP3 players
  • I-Pods and similar devices
  • Cell phones
  • Pagers
  • Laptop computers
  • PDA’s
  • Voice recorders
  • Video game devices
  • Video cameras
  • Digital cameras
 
All personal electronic devices must be turned off upon entering the school premises.
 
All personal electronic devices must be stored in the student’s locker or desk during school hours.
 
Cell phones and pagers are not to be used during school hours.  Emergency calls to students during school hours should be made to the school phone.
 
The use of personal electronic devices on school sponsored trips will be at the discretion of the sponsor and/or chaperone.
 
Personal electronic devices may not be used during any worship services.
 
Inappropriate content on personal electronic devices will not be tolerated and may be considered grounds for disciplinary action up to, and including suspension or dismissal.
 
Video and digital cameras may be used during the school day only with the permission of the principal or teacher.
 
Consequences of violating this policy:
 
1st offence -   Confiscation of the device for two days.
                       Parent or guardian may pick up device from
                       principal after the confiscation period.
2nd offense -   Confiscation of the device for two weeks.
                       Parent/guardian and student must have a
                       counseling session with principal.  The
                       device will not be returned until after the
                       counseling session.
3rd offense -   Suspension, length to be determined by the
                       principal.

 

WEAPONS

 
Any student who is determined to have carried or possessed a firearm or other dangerous weapon onto school premises, school provided transportation, or to other places where a school sponsored activity is taking place, shall be subject to immediate expulsion.  If requested by the parent or legal guardian, the case may be reviewed by the School Board and modifications to the action made as deemed appropriate.
 
Students in violation of this policy shall be promptly reported to his/her parents or legal guardian and, as required by law, reported to the local law enforcement agency.
 
Dangerous weapons include, but are not excluded to:
 
  • Any firearm
  • Any instrument or weapon of the kind usually known  as a sling shot
  • Sand club
  • Metal knuckles
  • Any steel-bladed knife
  • Any knife, the blade of which is automatically released by a spring mechanism or other mechanical device
  • Any knife having a blade which opens or falls or is ejected into position by force or by an outward, downward, or centrifugal thrust or movement
  • Other items such as chains, etc.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
           
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MISSION STATEMENT 

 
Salmon Seventh-day Adventist School is a Christian multi-grade school committed to providing a quality Christian education for students in grades 1-8.  It is our purpose to assist in the development of the whole student (spiritual, physical, mental, and social), thus enabling the student to be of significant service to society as a result of his/her education and Christian worldview.  This service is offered to all students who desire to learn in this setting, regardless of race, creed, color, or national origin.  In support of the above mission, it is our goal to:
 
1.                  Provide certified instructional staff, who are dedicated Christians and positive role models.
2.                  Provide a school climate that will encourage each student to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ in preparation to live in heaven.
3.                  Provide a school environment that enables students to achieve high levels of academic quality.
4.                  Provide a school environment that emphasizes the self-worth of each student and helps him/her to develop positive social interaction skills.
5.                  Encourage a holistic philosophy of the individual in a manner that promotes spiritual, mental, social and physical health.
6.                  Provides opportunities for students to practice a lifestyle of service to their communities, country and world.
7.                  Encourage the effective development of the students’ decision-making skills and personal responsibility.
8.                  To provide a safe environment for optimum learning.
 
 
 
(1)       

 

Philosophy

 
Seventh-day Adventist education is dedicated “to restore in man the image of his Maker, to bring him back to the perfection in which he was created, to promote the development of body, mind and soul, that the divine purpose of His creation might be realized.” Education pages 15-16.
 
A knowledge of God, His plan for our redemption, and the kind of persons men and women may become as they are restored to His likeness is of first importance throughout the total school experience.  Students are given opportunities to accept Jesus as their personal Savior.  Each student is challenged to develop a personal sense of mission for giving the gospel message to all the world in preparation for the soon return of Jesus.
 
Seventh-day Adventist education places a high estimate on the infinite worth of every individual and seeks to provide a climate in which a positive self- image may be developed.  Academic excellence is promoted by challenging students to use fully their intellectual capacities.  Physical and health education reflect the belief that the body is God’s temple.  Students are encouraged to take an active interest in making the community a better place to live, to appreciate the cultural differences and scientific advances of the age, and to develop positive attitudes toward all peoples.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School reserves the right to not give any final tests until all outstanding accounts have been taken care of.
 

Payments

 
Payments for school accounts can be brought to the school or mailed to the school treasurer at: 
 
Treasurer
Salmon Seventh-day Adventist School
400 Fairmont, Salmon, ID  83467.
 
Make remittances payable to Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School.  A monthly statement is sent out on all accounts to aid the parent/legal guardian with payment scheduling.
 

Withdrawing From School

 
When a student withdraws from the Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School during the school year, the parent/legal guardian must contact the treasurer to close the contractual agreement.  Charges will continue until this termination step is completed.  School records will not be forwarded for accounts whose contracts have not been satisfactorily terminated.
 
If a student is withdrawn or dismissed from school before the year is completed, tuition will be refunded for any remaining full months in the school year that have been paid for in advance.  Tuition will not be refunded for partial months in
attendance.
 
 
 
                                   
            (19)

Current Tuition

 
Tuition charges are for ten months. (September through June). Payment is to be made on or before the 10th of each month. Early, monthly payment or full tuition prepayment are welcome if that is what is preferred.  Please see the current years ‘Financial Agreement Form’ for the listed tuition.
 

Registration/Entrance Fee

 
Registration fee is currently set at $250 per student, payable on, or, before registration.
 

New Convert Subsidy

 
For eligibility requirements and benefits, please see the principal, or, pastor.
 

Financial Aid

 
A limited amount of financial assistance may be available through the church and/or conference.  If you need assistance in paying tuition, please contact the school treasurer or principal. 
 
It is the responsibility of the parent to meet with the school treasurer to make appropriate arrangements if even one monthly payment cannot be made.  All past due accounts are required to be paid in full before a student can register for the next school year.
 
 
 
 
 
                                               
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STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

 
The philosophy of the Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School shall demonstrate through practical application that no discrimination shall be made among students as to race, sex, or religious creed.
 
WHAT SALMON SDA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL HAS TO OFFER YOU
 
·                     Idaho Certified teachers Grades 1-8
·                     Christ-centered curriculum
·                     Strong academic program
·                     Computer instruction on state-of-the-art computers
·                     Leadership training
·                     Extracurricular activities
·                     School library
·                     Working partnership between home and school
 

HISTORY OF SALMON SDA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

 
The first Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School was located on the corner of Hope and McPherson.  This school, which opened its doors in 1936, had previously been a country school on Hayden Creek.  It was cut in sections and moved to town by truck.  It is no longer standing.
 
A log house, converted to a school, was used for several years, until it was partially destroyed by fire.  For a number of years it was merely a pile of logs.  Several years ago a new log building, similar to the school building was built for a private residence using the original foundation.  This is located at the corner of Daisy and Idaho.
 
 
 
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From 1948 to 1982, the frame school building on the corner of Monroe and Fairmont was in use.  It is currently occupied by the SDA Community Services.
 
 
The present school building on the corner of Bulwer and Fairmont was constructed by the church members and a Maranatha group.  It has been occupied since January 1983.
 
Since 1936 the Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Church has continuously operated and supported a church school.  Many graduates have continued their education at the academy or college level.
 

LINES OF COMMUNICATION       

 
The School Board meets once a month and makes announcements through the church bulletin and school newsletter.  The Board has an open meeting policy, meaning that any constituent or parent is welcome to attend as a non-voting participant.  The Board reserves the right to call executive sessions, at which time only board members are present.
 
The Annual Salmon Seventh-day Adventist School Constituency Meeting is scheduled as needed.
 
Most problems can be avoided by active communication between parent and teacher.   Parents should refrain from making critical remarks about the teacher or the school in the presence of the student.  Parents are encouraged to discuss any grievance or dissatisfaction with the teacher.   In the event of an unresolved situation, the matter may be brought first to the School Board chairperson, the pastor, or the conference Superintendent of Education.
 
                                               
 
 
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2.   Subsidy from the Idaho Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
 
3.   Freewill offerings and donations.
 
4.   Tuition payments from patrons.  
 
Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School makes every effort to keep the school charges as low as is consistent with good business management.  The total cost of the establishment and operation of the school is not covered by tuition charges.  Members of the church who support the school invest a large amount of money yearly in order to equip and maintain it properly.
 
  • Students having an unpaid account with any school may not register until clearance has been obtained.
  • Registration is not official until the entrance fee and first month’s tuition are paid.  Entrance fees help to cover the cost of insurance, library acquisitions, art and computer testing and consumable textbooks.
  • Registration fees are non-refundable and are not discounted for late enrollment.
  • Eighth graders may take part in graduation services; however, diplomas will be issued when accounts are cleared.
  • It is policy of schools within the North Pacific Union Conference to withhold cumulative folders of academic credit (where not in violation of state law) until student accounts are paid or until satisfactory financial arrange-ments have been made; but when a student transfers to another school, the cumulative folder will be forwarded to the new school when requested.
  • Before a student is enrolled, the parent/legal guardian accepts responsibility by signing a financial contract.
 
 
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Telephone

 
The school phone is for school-related matter only.  Students should not be called during instructional hours.  A student will not be called out of class to answer a phone call except in cases of emergency.  Students must not use the phone without permission from the staff.  Arrangements for after school should be made prior to arrival at school.
 

Transportation

 
Parents and guardians are expected to ensure transportation of your child to and from school.  If a child rides a bicycle to school, he must park it in the designated area and not ride it during school hours.  Students will not leave campus by other than their regular or prearranged transportation.
 

Visitors

 
Parents and other interested adults are welcome to visit the school.   A courtesy call to the teacher would be appreciated.  This will also verify that the students are not scheduled for a field trip or other special activities.  Only those children registered for the current school year are allowed on campus during school hours unless prior approval from the teacher has been made for visitors.
 

FINANCIAL POLICY

 
Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School is supported by four sources:
 
1.        Subsidies from Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Church.
 
 
 
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If the problem remains unresolved, the matter may then be brought to the School Board for their consideration via the Board chairperson.
 
Parents and others are urged to talk over business with the teacher outside of school hours, not during class or recess.
 
The teacher has the authority to suspend a student until the staff and School Board have considered the case and taken action.
 
Regulations adopted by the school administration and publicly announced will have the same force as if printed in the Handbook.
 

ACADEMIC INFORMATION

 
Seventh-day Adventists operate a worldwide education system including over 1200 elementary schools, 93 high schools, and 13 colleges and universities in North America.  Idaho operates 15 elementary schools and one boarding high school.
 
SDA curriculum is designed to provide quality academics with Christian emphasis.  It is a standard curriculum of English, spelling, handwriting, mathematics, social studies, and science with reading selections including true character building and historical stories.  Creationism is taught in both Bible and science classes, Bible study teaches application of principles demonstrated in scriptural stories.
 
Iowa Tests of Basic Skills is a standardized achievement test used to monitor progress.
 
 
 
 
 
                                               
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Eighth Grade Graduation Requirements

 
In order to satisfy the North Pacific Union Conference and the Idaho State Education Code requirements for eighth grade completion, students must present evidence of having completed:
            Religion                       English
            Mathematics                Spelling
            Social Studies             Reading
            Physical Education     Science/Health
 
And one or more of the following to meet an elective requirement:
            Art                               Music
            Practical Arts              Computer
 

Report Cards

 
Report cards indicating the scholastic achievement and progress of each student are sent home at the end of each grading period.  If a parent has a question about the grading system, the teacher should be contacted immediately.  It is the responsibility of the parent to provide a proper study atmosphere at home, and an adequate uninterrupted study time.
 

Parent-Teacher Conferences

 
There will be a scheduled parent-teacher conference at the end of the first and third grading period.  However, a parent is welcome to request an appointment with the teacher at any time.  These conferences may be initiated by either the parent or the teacher.
 
 
 
 
                                               
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Medical

 
In case of serious illness or accident, the school will attempt to contact the parent or guardian.  If this person cannot be reached, and in the judgment of the teacher immediate medical attention is needed, the teacher will summon or take the child to receive medical aid in accordance with the signed parental consent to treatment form on file.
 
The parent must send a written note to school if a student is limited in any way physically.  If it is a continuing condition, a note from a physician is required.
 
Teachers are authorized to administer oral medication, whether prescription or over-the-counter, to students during school hours ONLY after parents and the physician have signed permission forms.  It is our policy that such medication will only be administered when failure to receive the medication may result in the student being unable to attend school and/or be well enough to participate in learning activities.
 

Student Insurance

 
Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School follows the Christian Educators Insurance Trust standards and policies in regard to student insurance.  In order to file a claim, students will be covered for up to one hour while traveling to and from school directly and uninterruptedly.  Injuries to children while going to or from school must be reported immediately to the teacher.
 
The parent or guardian will receive a statement of insurance coverage provisions at registration.
 
 
 
 
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School clothing should be neat, modest, healthful and appropriate.  Clothing should be kept clean and in good repair.  Ripped, worn-out, or other tattered clothing is not acceptable.  Other examples of unacceptable attire are:  tight fitting clothes, short skirts, low-cut necklines, short shorts (walking shorts are acceptable), tank tops or outfits that show the midriff.
 
Hair should be modest, clean, and neat.
 
Footwear is required.  Parents should ensure that their children are dressed to the needs of the weather.
 
The teacher has the authority to determine the appropriateness of the students’ attire and, if necessary, to send an inappropriately dressed student home.
 

Extracurricular Activities/Field Trips

 
Many educational benefits are derived from regular field trips scheduled throughout the school year.  Your child will be well supervised and care taken for his/her safety.  A permission slip must be signed before a student can participate in field trips.  The same rules of conduct and dress for on-campus activities apply to off-campus activities.
 
Persons driving for field trips must pass a screening process and give proof of adequate insurance and have a seat belt for each child transported.
 

Fire Drills

 
As required by the Idaho State Law, the insurance company and in compliance with the recommendation of the General Conference, it is necessary to conduct a fire drill at least once each month.  These fire drills will be unannounced.
 
 
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Retention

 
According to the NPUC Education Code, a student who is unable to achieve grade-level expectancy must be given special consideration.  The teacher is to counsel with the parent(s) and the student(s) to ensure understanding and cooperation in the student’s placement.
 
In instances where retention at a given grade level is under consideration, the teacher is to consult the Conference Superintendent of Schools.
 
Retention may be considered for a student who has not met minimum requirements in three (3) major subjects (Bible, reading, English, math, social studies, or science).  After the teacher has counseled with the student, parent(s) and Conference Superintendent of Schools, retention may be recommended. 
 

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

 
In harmony with Idaho State Law, a student must be at least six years of age by September 1 to enter first grade.   (Idaho Code Section 33-201).  Each student beginning formal schooling may be tested for readiness.
 
Salmon SDA Christian School welcomes any student that desires a Christian education and is willing to support the principles and regulations of the school, regardless of race or gender.  In order to safeguard the scholastic, spiritual, and moral atmosphere of the school, the school reserves the right
to refuse admittance or to dismiss any student if the school feels that it is unable to be of adequate benefit to the student.
 
 
 
 
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Salmon SDA Christian School has not been established for the purpose of offering special education, and is, therefore, unable to accept pupils who are on the extreme ends of the developmental spectrum, either scholastically gifted or deprived, or who have behavioral problems or serious disabilities.
 
Students are accepted only by action of the School Board after formal application.  Conditional acceptance may be made by the principal, subject to action by the School Board.  The student’s records will be reviewed at the end of a probation period (the first 45 days of attendance).  Students transferring from another school are accepted subject to receipt of an official cumulative folder and acceptable recommendations within 30 days. 
 

PREVIOUS ACCOUNTS DUE 

 
All previous accounts with the school must be paid before registration unless satisfactory written arrangements have been made with the school board.
 

MEDICAL EXAMS

 
Medical examinations, including a thorough eye exam, are required for all new students and those entering grade 1.  Students in any grade may be asked to take a physical examination.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                               
 
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  • Fire hazards, such as fireworks, matches, lighters or candles
  • Tobacco, alcohol or illegal drugs
  • Snowball throwing in and around the campus buildings
  • Unauthorized entry into the school building or any room therein
  • Wrongful use of the playground equipment and throwing of gravel and dirt
  • Unauthorized use of computers
 

Destruction of Property

 
Charges for damage to school property, including labor and materials, will be added to the bill of the student responsible for the damage.  If the damage is deliberate, the student may face additional consequences.
 

Dress Code

 
Within the school family there will be different views on appropriate school clothing.  “In dress as in all things it is our privilege to honor our Creator.  He desires our clothing to be not only neat and healthful, but appropriate and becoming.”  Education p. 248.
 
How a student dresses affects, to some degree, his/her behavior in school.  What an individual wears makes a public statement about that person, as well as about the school he/she attends.  Therefore, students’ apparel is to be modest, clean, neat, and not faddish.  The use of makeup, colored nail polish, jewelry, and extremes in clothing styles is inappropriate.  Simplicity and good taste is encouraged.
 
 
 
 
 
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Closed Campus Policy

 
Students must remain on campus during school hours unless under school supervision or personally accompanied by a parent/legal guardian.  A written note to the teacher from the parent/legal guardian is required before students may be allowed to leave campus.
 

Conduct

 
Christian standards of conduct are upheld as Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School.  The high moral principles of respect to God and each other are expected.  The student who presents him/herself for admission, therefore, pledges to conform to the school’s standards of conduct.   By breaking this pledge, one may forfeit the privilege of attending. 
 
The following will not be permitted and will be subject to disciplinary action:
 
  • Profanity, slang, or filthy language
  • Obscene literature or pictures
  • Personal radios or video games
  • Destruction of school property
  • Wrongful conduct to other students
  • Disrespect of teacher or others
  • Any object, manufactured or handmade, which is unsafe or detrimental to the school or students
  • Criticizing or undermining the religious ideals of the school
  • Discussion of inappropriate movies, videos, or TV programs
  • Lewd conduct
 
 
 
BULLYING/CYBERBULLYING
 
Salmon SDA School prohibits bullying, or cyberbullying, of any kind.  Any violation of this policy is considered a serious offense and appropriate action will be taken in response to a violation.
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Immunizations

 
Current immunization records and other pertinent health-related information must be presented at registration.  All students must be up-to-date by opening day of school each year or forfeit attendance without tuition refund until in compliance.  Idaho State Law requires immunizations need to be current, unless the parent/legal guardian signs a written certification that immunization is contrary to religious or philosophical beliefs, or if a physician signs a written certification stating that a particular vaccine is not advisable for the child.
 

ACCELERATION

 
Criteria for acceleration are to be based on the following minimal requirements:
 
·                     The student is to be evaluated by the teacher in consultation with the Idaho Conference Office of Education and according to NPUC guidelines.  
                                                                    
·                     The student must demonstrate satisfactory evidence of emotional and social readiness.                              
 
·                     The teacher must submit a request to the Conference Office of Education before initiating acceleration.
 
·                     Ordinarily, students should be limited to one acceleration experience.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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STUDENT POLICIES AND AFFAIRS

 

Attendance

 
A child must attend classes for a minimum of 80% of the school year (Idaho Conference policy).  A half-day of school will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. without a lunch.
 
Students should not arrive at school before 8:05 a.m.  Students not in their seats at 8:30 a.m. are considered tardy.  Latecomers disrupt worship and miss instruction.
 
Students must not arrive in the building or on campus sooner than 25 minutes before school begins and must leave the building and grounds as soon as they are dismissed at the close of the day.  All students must leave the building and campus no later than 15 minutes after dismissal.  Any exceptions should be pre-arranged with the teacher.  Students will not leave campus by other than their regular or prearranged transportation.
 
Regular and prompt attendance at all school appointments is expected of every child.  According to Idaho State Code, sickness or death in the immediate family are the only valid excuses for absence.  Students should not come to school if they have an infectious or contagious disease.  Parents must make proper arrangements with the teacher before keeping a child out of school for reasons other than illness or death in the family.
 
 
 
 
 
                                   
 
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Dental and medical appointments should be taken care of outside of school hours or during vacation periods whenever possible.
 
Idaho State Law indicates 18 absences in a year are conducive for a student to repeat the same grade.  Excused absences give credence as to why the student might find mercy and move to the next grade.  In the eyes of the State of Idaho, three tardies constitute an absence.  Work for unexcused absences or tardiness may be made up at the discretion of the teacher.  Unexcused absences or tardiness may involve School Board action.
 

Attitudes

 
Whenever in the judgment of the staff and School Board, the student’s connection with the school is no longer profitable to him/herself, his/her influence is detrimental to others, or when previous attempts to help the student have not brought about the necessary results, parents will be requested to voluntarily withdraw the student from the school or the student may be expelled.
 

Advanced Bible Study Classes

 
The pastor may offer a Bible study class to students who wish to be instructed in a variety of Bible subjects that relate to a student's spiritual needs.  This will be provided with the parent's knowledge and support.  We believe the Bible holds the answers to many perplexing human issues and we invite students to seek these answers.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Salmon

Seventh-day Adventist
Christian School
 
~~~~~
400 Fairmont
Salmon, Idaho
83467
Phone: 208-756-4439
 
 
 
 
 
Notes:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revised 04/11
 
 
 
 
 
 

Salmon

Seventh-day Adventist

Christian School

Handbook

 

 
 
Accredited by
Northwest Association of Accredited Schools
And
North Pacific Union Conference of
Seventh-day Adventi

PERSONAL ELECTRONICS

 

The private use of personal electronics on school premises during school hours is not conducive to a positive learning experience as they impede good study habits and provide distractions to other students and teachers.
 
Personal electronics include, but are not limited to, the following:
 
  • Music players
  • DVD/CD/tape players
  • MP3 players
  • I-Pods and similar devices
  • Cell phones
  • Pagers
  • Laptop computers
  • PDA’s
  • Voice recorders
  • Video game devices
  • Video cameras
  • Digital cameras
 
All personal electronic devices must be turned off upon entering the school premises.
 
All personal electronic devices must be stored in the student’s locker or desk during school hours.
 
Cell phones and pagers are not to be used during school hours.  Emergency calls to students during school hours should be made to the school phone.
 
The use of personal electronic devices on school sponsored trips will be at the discretion of the sponsor and/or chaperone.
 
Personal electronic devices may not be used during any worship services.
 
Inappropriate content on personal electronic devices will not be tolerated and may be considered grounds for disciplinary action up to, and including suspension or dismissal.
 
Video and digital cameras may be used during the school day only with the permission of the principal or teacher.
 
Consequences of violating this policy:
 
1st offence -   Confiscation of the device for two days.
                       Parent or guardian may pick up device from
                       principal after the confiscation period.
2nd offense -   Confiscation of the device for two weeks.
                       Parent/guardian and student must have a
                       counseling session with principal.  The
                       device will not be returned until after the
                       counseling session.
3rd offense -   Suspension, length to be determined by the
                       principal.

 

WEAPONS

 
Any student who is determined to have carried or possessed a firearm or other dangerous weapon onto school premises, school provided transportation, or to other places where a school sponsored activity is taking place, shall be subject to immediate expulsion.  If requested by the parent or legal guardian, the case may be reviewed by the School Board and modifications to the action made as deemed appropriate.
 
Students in violation of this policy shall be promptly reported to his/her parents or legal guardian and, as required by law, reported to the local law enforcement agency.
 
Dangerous weapons include, but are not excluded to:
 
  • Any firearm
  • Any instrument or weapon of the kind usually known  as a sling shot
  • Sand club
  • Metal knuckles
  • Any steel-bladed knife
  • Any knife, the blade of which is automatically released by a spring mechanism or other mechanical device
  • Any knife having a blade which opens or falls or is ejected into position by force or by an outward, downward, or centrifugal thrust or movement
  • Other items such as chains, etc.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
           
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MISSION STATEMENT 

 
Salmon Seventh-day Adventist School is a Christian multi-grade school committed to providing a quality Christian education for students in grades 1-8.  It is our purpose to assist in the development of the whole student (spiritual, physical, mental, and social), thus enabling the student to be of significant service to society as a result of his/her education and Christian worldview.  This service is offered to all students who desire to learn in this setting, regardless of race, creed, color, or national origin.  In support of the above mission, it is our goal to:
 
1.                  Provide certified instructional staff, who are dedicated Christians and positive role models.
2.                  Provide a school climate that will encourage each student to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ in preparation to live in heaven.
3.                  Provide a school environment that enables students to achieve high levels of academic quality.
4.                  Provide a school environment that emphasizes the self-worth of each student and helps him/her to develop positive social interaction skills.
5.                  Encourage a holistic philosophy of the individual in a manner that promotes spiritual, mental, social and physical health.
6.                  Provides opportunities for students to practice a lifestyle of service to their communities, country and world.
7.                  Encourage the effective development of the students’ decision-making skills and personal responsibility.
8.                  To provide a safe environment for optimum learning.
 
 
 
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Philosophy

 
Seventh-day Adventist education is dedicated “to restore in man the image of his Maker, to bring him back to the perfection in which he was created, to promote the development of body, mind and soul, that the divine purpose of His creation might be realized.” Education pages 15-16.
 
A knowledge of God, His plan for our redemption, and the kind of persons men and women may become as they are restored to His likeness is of first importance throughout the total school experience.  Students are given opportunities to accept Jesus as their personal Savior.  Each student is challenged to develop a personal sense of mission for giving the gospel message to all the world in preparation for the soon return of Jesus.
 
Seventh-day Adventist education places a high estimate on the infinite worth of every individual and seeks to provide a climate in which a positive self- image may be developed.  Academic excellence is promoted by challenging students to use fully their intellectual capacities.  Physical and health education reflect the belief that the body is God’s temple.  Students are encouraged to take an active interest in making the community a better place to live, to appreciate the cultural differences and scientific advances of the age, and to develop positive attitudes toward all peoples.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School reserves the right to not give any final tests until all outstanding accounts have been taken care of.
 

Payments

 
Payments for school accounts can be brought to the school or mailed to the school treasurer at: 
 
Treasurer
Salmon Seventh-day Adventist School
400 Fairmont, Salmon, ID  83467.
 
Make remittances payable to Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School.  A monthly statement is sent out on all accounts to aid the parent/legal guardian with payment scheduling.
 

Withdrawing From School

 
When a student withdraws from the Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School during the school year, the parent/legal guardian must contact the treasurer to close the contractual agreement.  Charges will continue until this termination step is completed.  School records will not be forwarded for accounts whose contracts have not been satisfactorily terminated.
 
If a student is withdrawn or dismissed from school before the year is completed, tuition will be refunded for any remaining full months in the school year that have been paid for in advance.  Tuition will not be refunded for partial months in
attendance.
 
 
 
                                   
            (19)

Current Tuition

 
Tuition charges are for ten months. (September through June). Payment is to be made on or before the 10th of each month. Early, monthly payment or full tuition prepayment are welcome if that is what is preferred.  Please see the current years ‘Financial Agreement Form’ for the listed tuition.
 

Registration/Entrance Fee

 
Registration fee is currently set at $250 per student, payable on, or, before registration.
 

New Convert Subsidy

 
For eligibility requirements and benefits, please see the principal, or, pastor.
 

Financial Aid

 
A limited amount of financial assistance may be available through the church and/or conference.  If you need assistance in paying tuition, please contact the school treasurer or principal. 
 
It is the responsibility of the parent to meet with the school treasurer to make appropriate arrangements if even one monthly payment cannot be made.  All past due accounts are required to be paid in full before a student can register for the next school year.
 
 
 
 
 
                                               
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STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

 
The philosophy of the Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School shall demonstrate through practical application that no discrimination shall be made among students as to race, sex, or religious creed.
 
WHAT SALMON SDA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL HAS TO OFFER YOU
 
·                     Idaho Certified teachers Grades 1-8
·                     Christ-centered curriculum
·                     Strong academic program
·                     Computer instruction on state-of-the-art computers
·                     Leadership training
·                     Extracurricular activities
·                     School library
·                     Working partnership between home and school
 

HISTORY OF SALMON SDA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

 
The first Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School was located on the corner of Hope and McPherson.  This school, which opened its doors in 1936, had previously been a country school on Hayden Creek.  It was cut in sections and moved to town by truck.  It is no longer standing.
 
A log house, converted to a school, was used for several years, until it was partially destroyed by fire.  For a number of years it was merely a pile of logs.  Several years ago a new log building, similar to the school building was built for a private residence using the original foundation.  This is located at the corner of Daisy and Idaho.
 
 
 
(3)
 
From 1948 to 1982, the frame school building on the corner of Monroe and Fairmont was in use.  It is currently occupied by the SDA Community Services.
 
 
The present school building on the corner of Bulwer and Fairmont was constructed by the church members and a Maranatha group.  It has been occupied since January 1983.
 
Since 1936 the Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Church has continuously operated and supported a church school.  Many graduates have continued their education at the academy or college level.
 

LINES OF COMMUNICATION       

 
The School Board meets once a month and makes announcements through the church bulletin and school newsletter.  The Board has an open meeting policy, meaning that any constituent or parent is welcome to attend as a non-voting participant.  The Board reserves the right to call executive sessions, at which time only board members are present.
 
The Annual Salmon Seventh-day Adventist School Constituency Meeting is scheduled as needed.
 
Most problems can be avoided by active communication between parent and teacher.   Parents should refrain from making critical remarks about the teacher or the school in the presence of the student.  Parents are encouraged to discuss any grievance or dissatisfaction with the teacher.   In the event of an unresolved situation, the matter may be brought first to the School Board chairperson, the pastor, or the conference Superintendent of Education.
 
                                               
 
 
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2.   Subsidy from the Idaho Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
 
3.   Freewill offerings and donations.
 
4.   Tuition payments from patrons.  
 
Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School makes every effort to keep the school charges as low as is consistent with good business management.  The total cost of the establishment and operation of the school is not covered by tuition charges.  Members of the church who support the school invest a large amount of money yearly in order to equip and maintain it properly.
 
  • Students having an unpaid account with any school may not register until clearance has been obtained.
  • Registration is not official until the entrance fee and first month’s tuition are paid.  Entrance fees help to cover the cost of insurance, library acquisitions, art and computer testing and consumable textbooks.
  • Registration fees are non-refundable and are not discounted for late enrollment.
  • Eighth graders may take part in graduation services; however, diplomas will be issued when accounts are cleared.
  • It is policy of schools within the North Pacific Union Conference to withhold cumulative folders of academic credit (where not in violation of state law) until student accounts are paid or until satisfactory financial arrange-ments have been made; but when a student transfers to another school, the cumulative folder will be forwarded to the new school when requested.
  • Before a student is enrolled, the parent/legal guardian accepts responsibility by signing a financial contract.
 
 
(17)

Telephone

 
The school phone is for school-related matter only.  Students should not be called during instructional hours.  A student will not be called out of class to answer a phone call except in cases of emergency.  Students must not use the phone without permission from the staff.  Arrangements for after school should be made prior to arrival at school.
 

Transportation

 
Parents and guardians are expected to ensure transportation of your child to and from school.  If a child rides a bicycle to school, he must park it in the designated area and not ride it during school hours.  Students will not leave campus by other than their regular or prearranged transportation.
 

Visitors

 
Parents and other interested adults are welcome to visit the school.   A courtesy call to the teacher would be appreciated.  This will also verify that the students are not scheduled for a field trip or other special activities.  Only those children registered for the current school year are allowed on campus during school hours unless prior approval from the teacher has been made for visitors.
 

FINANCIAL POLICY

 
Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School is supported by four sources:
 
1.        Subsidies from Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Church.
 
 
 
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If the problem remains unresolved, the matter may then be brought to the School Board for their consideration via the Board chairperson.
 
Parents and others are urged to talk over business with the teacher outside of school hours, not during class or recess.
 
The teacher has the authority to suspend a student until the staff and School Board have considered the case and taken action.
 
Regulations adopted by the school administration and publicly announced will have the same force as if printed in the Handbook.
 

ACADEMIC INFORMATION

 
Seventh-day Adventists operate a worldwide education system including over 1200 elementary schools, 93 high schools, and 13 colleges and universities in North America.  Idaho operates 15 elementary schools and one boarding high school.
 
SDA curriculum is designed to provide quality academics with Christian emphasis.  It is a standard curriculum of English, spelling, handwriting, mathematics, social studies, and science with reading selections including true character building and historical stories.  Creationism is taught in both Bible and science classes, Bible study teaches application of principles demonstrated in scriptural stories.
 
Iowa Tests of Basic Skills is a standardized achievement test used to monitor progress.
 
 
 
 
 
                                               
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Eighth Grade Graduation Requirements

 
In order to satisfy the North Pacific Union Conference and the Idaho State Education Code requirements for eighth grade completion, students must present evidence of having completed:
            Religion                       English
            Mathematics                Spelling
            Social Studies             Reading
            Physical Education     Science/Health
 
And one or more of the following to meet an elective requirement:
            Art                               Music
            Practical Arts              Computer
 

Report Cards

 
Report cards indicating the scholastic achievement and progress of each student are sent home at the end of each grading period.  If a parent has a question about the grading system, the teacher should be contacted immediately.  It is the responsibility of the parent to provide a proper study atmosphere at home, and an adequate uninterrupted study time.
 

Parent-Teacher Conferences

 
There will be a scheduled parent-teacher conference at the end of the first and third grading period.  However, a parent is welcome to request an appointment with the teacher at any time.  These conferences may be initiated by either the parent or the teacher.
 
 
 
 
                                               
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Medical

 
In case of serious illness or accident, the school will attempt to contact the parent or guardian.  If this person cannot be reached, and in the judgment of the teacher immediate medical attention is needed, the teacher will summon or take the child to receive medical aid in accordance with the signed parental consent to treatment form on file.
 
The parent must send a written note to school if a student is limited in any way physically.  If it is a continuing condition, a note from a physician is required.
 
Teachers are authorized to administer oral medication, whether prescription or over-the-counter, to students during school hours ONLY after parents and the physician have signed permission forms.  It is our policy that such medication will only be administered when failure to receive the medication may result in the student being unable to attend school and/or be well enough to participate in learning activities.
 

Student Insurance

 
Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School follows the Christian Educators Insurance Trust standards and policies in regard to student insurance.  In order to file a claim, students will be covered for up to one hour while traveling to and from school directly and uninterruptedly.  Injuries to children while going to or from school must be reported immediately to the teacher.
 
The parent or guardian will receive a statement of insurance coverage provisions at registration.
 
 
 
 
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School clothing should be neat, modest, healthful and appropriate.  Clothing should be kept clean and in good repair.  Ripped, worn-out, or other tattered clothing is not acceptable.  Other examples of unacceptable attire are:  tight fitting clothes, short skirts, low-cut necklines, short shorts (walking shorts are acceptable), tank tops or outfits that show the midriff.
 
Hair should be modest, clean, and neat.
 
Footwear is required.  Parents should ensure that their children are dressed to the needs of the weather.
 
The teacher has the authority to determine the appropriateness of the students’ attire and, if necessary, to send an inappropriately dressed student home.
 

Extracurricular Activities/Field Trips

 
Many educational benefits are derived from regular field trips scheduled throughout the school year.  Your child will be well supervised and care taken for his/her safety.  A permission slip must be signed before a student can participate in field trips.  The same rules of conduct and dress for on-campus activities apply to off-campus activities.
 
Persons driving for field trips must pass a screening process and give proof of adequate insurance and have a seat belt for each child transported.
 

Fire Drills

 
As required by the Idaho State Law, the insurance company and in compliance with the recommendation of the General Conference, it is necessary to conduct a fire drill at least once each month.  These fire drills will be unannounced.
 
 
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Retention

 
According to the NPUC Education Code, a student who is unable to achieve grade-level expectancy must be given special consideration.  The teacher is to counsel with the parent(s) and the student(s) to ensure understanding and cooperation in the student’s placement.
 
In instances where retention at a given grade level is under consideration, the teacher is to consult the Conference Superintendent of Schools.
 
Retention may be considered for a student who has not met minimum requirements in three (3) major subjects (Bible, reading, English, math, social studies, or science).  After the teacher has counseled with the student, parent(s) and Conference Superintendent of Schools, retention may be recommended. 
 

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

 
In harmony with Idaho State Law, a student must be at least six years of age by September 1 to enter first grade.   (Idaho Code Section 33-201).  Each student beginning formal schooling may be tested for readiness.
 
Salmon SDA Christian School welcomes any student that desires a Christian education and is willing to support the principles and regulations of the school, regardless of race or gender.  In order to safeguard the scholastic, spiritual, and moral atmosphere of the school, the school reserves the right
to refuse admittance or to dismiss any student if the school feels that it is unable to be of adequate benefit to the student.
 
 
 
 
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Salmon SDA Christian School has not been established for the purpose of offering special education, and is, therefore, unable to accept pupils who are on the extreme ends of the developmental spectrum, either scholastically gifted or deprived, or who have behavioral problems or serious disabilities.
 
Students are accepted only by action of the School Board after formal application.  Conditional acceptance may be made by the principal, subject to action by the School Board.  The student’s records will be reviewed at the end of a probation period (the first 45 days of attendance).  Students transferring from another school are accepted subject to receipt of an official cumulative folder and acceptable recommendations within 30 days. 
 

PREVIOUS ACCOUNTS DUE 

 
All previous accounts with the school must be paid before registration unless satisfactory written arrangements have been made with the school board.
 

MEDICAL EXAMS

 
Medical examinations, including a thorough eye exam, are required for all new students and those entering grade 1.  Students in any grade may be asked to take a physical examination.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                               
 
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  • Fire hazards, such as fireworks, matches, lighters or candles
  • Tobacco, alcohol or illegal drugs
  • Snowball throwing in and around the campus buildings
  • Unauthorized entry into the school building or any room therein
  • Wrongful use of the playground equipment and throwing of gravel and dirt
  • Unauthorized use of computers
 

Destruction of Property

 
Charges for damage to school property, including labor and materials, will be added to the bill of the student responsible for the damage.  If the damage is deliberate, the student may face additional consequences.
 

Dress Code

 
Within the school family there will be different views on appropriate school clothing.  “In dress as in all things it is our privilege to honor our Creator.  He desires our clothing to be not only neat and healthful, but appropriate and becoming.”  Education p. 248.
 
How a student dresses affects, to some degree, his/her behavior in school.  What an individual wears makes a public statement about that person, as well as about the school he/she attends.  Therefore, students’ apparel is to be modest, clean, neat, and not faddish.  The use of makeup, colored nail polish, jewelry, and extremes in clothing styles is inappropriate.  Simplicity and good taste is encouraged.
 
 
 
 
 
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Closed Campus Policy

 
Students must remain on campus during school hours unless under school supervision or personally accompanied by a parent/legal guardian.  A written note to the teacher from the parent/legal guardian is required before students may be allowed to leave campus.
 

Conduct

 
Christian standards of conduct are upheld as Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School.  The high moral principles of respect to God and each other are expected.  The student who presents him/herself for admission, therefore, pledges to conform to the school’s standards of conduct.   By breaking this pledge, one may forfeit the privilege of attending. 
 
The following will not be permitted and will be subject to disciplinary action:
 
  • Profanity, slang, or filthy language
  • Obscene literature or pictures
  • Personal radios or video games
  • Destruction of school property
  • Wrongful conduct to other students
  • Disrespect of teacher or others
  • Any object, manufactured or handmade, which is unsafe or detrimental to the school or students
  • Criticizing or undermining the religious ideals of the school
  • Discussion of inappropriate movies, videos, or TV programs
  • Lewd conduct
 
 
 
BULLYING/CYBERBULLYING
 
Salmon SDA School prohibits bullying, or cyberbullying, of any kind.  Any violation of this policy is considered a serious offense and appropriate action will be taken in response to a violation.
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Immunizations

 
Current immunization records and other pertinent health-related information must be presented at registration.  All students must be up-to-date by opening day of school each year or forfeit attendance without tuition refund until in compliance.  Idaho State Law requires immunizations need to be current, unless the parent/legal guardian signs a written certification that immunization is contrary to religious or philosophical beliefs, or if a physician signs a written certification stating that a particular vaccine is not advisable for the child.
 

ACCELERATION

 
Criteria for acceleration are to be based on the following minimal requirements:
 
·                     The student is to be evaluated by the teacher in consultation with the Idaho Conference Office of Education and according to NPUC guidelines.  
                                                                    
·                     The student must demonstrate satisfactory evidence of emotional and social readiness.                              
 
·                     The teacher must submit a request to the Conference Office of Education before initiating acceleration.
 
·                     Ordinarily, students should be limited to one acceleration experience.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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STUDENT POLICIES AND AFFAIRS

 

Attendance

 
A child must attend classes for a minimum of 80% of the school year (Idaho Conference policy).  A half-day of school will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. without a lunch.
 
Students should not arrive at school before 8:05 a.m.  Students not in their seats at 8:30 a.m. are considered tardy.  Latecomers disrupt worship and miss instruction.
 
Students must not arrive in the building or on campus sooner than 25 minutes before school begins and must leave the building and grounds as soon as they are dismissed at the close of the day.  All students must leave the building and campus no later than 15 minutes after dismissal.  Any exceptions should be pre-arranged with the teacher.  Students will not leave campus by other than their regular or prearranged transportation.
 
Regular and prompt attendance at all school appointments is expected of every child.  According to Idaho State Code, sickness or death in the immediate family are the only valid excuses for absence.  Students should not come to school if they have an infectious or contagious disease.  Parents must make proper arrangements with the teacher before keeping a child out of school for reasons other than illness or death in the family.
 
 
 
 
 
                                   
 
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Dental and medical appointments should be taken care of outside of school hours or during vacation periods whenever possible.
 
Idaho State Law indicates 18 absences in a year are conducive for a student to repeat the same grade.  Excused absences give credence as to why the student might find mercy and move to the next grade.  In the eyes of the State of Idaho, three tardies constitute an absence.  Work for unexcused absences or tardiness may be made up at the discretion of the teacher.  Unexcused absences or tardiness may involve School Board action.
 

Attitudes

 
Whenever in the judgment of the staff and School Board, the student’s connection with the school is no longer profitable to him/herself, his/her influence is detrimental to others, or when previous attempts to help the student have not brought about the necessary results, parents will be requested to voluntarily withdraw the student from the school or the student may be expelled.
 

Advanced Bible Study Classes

 
The pastor may offer a Bible study class to students who wish to be instructed in a variety of Bible subjects that relate to a student's spiritual needs.  This will be provided with the parent's knowledge and support.  We believe the Bible holds the answers to many perplexing human issues and we invite students to seek these answers.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Salmon

Seventh-day Adventist
Christian School
 
~~~~~
400 Fairmont
Salmon, Idaho
83467
Phone: 208-756-4439
 
 
 
 
 
Notes:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revised 04/11
 
 
 
 
 
 

Salmon

Seventh-day Adventist

Christian School

Handbook

 

 
 
Accredited by
Northwest Association of Accredited Schools
And
North Pacific Union Conference of
Seventh-day Adventi

PERSONAL ELECTRONICS

 

The private use of personal electronics on school premises during school hours is not conducive to a positive learning experience as they impede good study habits and provide distractions to other students and teachers.
 
Personal electronics include, but are not limited to, the following:
 
  • Music players
  • DVD/CD/tape players
  • MP3 players
  • I-Pods and similar devices
  • Cell phones
  • Pagers
  • Laptop computers
  • PDA’s
  • Voice recorders
  • Video game devices
  • Video cameras
  • Digital cameras
 
All personal electronic devices must be turned off upon entering the school premises.
 
All personal electronic devices must be stored in the student’s locker or desk during school hours.
 
Cell phones and pagers are not to be used during school hours.  Emergency calls to students during school hours should be made to the school phone.
 
The use of personal electronic devices on school sponsored trips will be at the discretion of the sponsor and/or chaperone.
 
Personal electronic devices may not be used during any worship services.
 
Inappropriate content on personal electronic devices will not be tolerated and may be considered grounds for disciplinary action up to, and including suspension or dismissal.
 
Video and digital cameras may be used during the school day only with the permission of the principal or teacher.
 
Consequences of violating this policy:
 
1st offence -   Confiscation of the device for two days.
                       Parent or guardian may pick up device from
                       principal after the confiscation period.
2nd offense -   Confiscation of the device for two weeks.
                       Parent/guardian and student must have a
                       counseling session with principal.  The
                       device will not be returned until after the
                       counseling session.
3rd offense -   Suspension, length to be determined by the
                       principal.

 

WEAPONS

 
Any student who is determined to have carried or possessed a firearm or other dangerous weapon onto school premises, school provided transportation, or to other places where a school sponsored activity is taking place, shall be subject to immediate expulsion.  If requested by the parent or legal guardian, the case may be reviewed by the School Board and modifications to the action made as deemed appropriate.
 
Students in violation of this policy shall be promptly reported to his/her parents or legal guardian and, as required by law, reported to the local law enforcement agency.
 
Dangerous weapons include, but are not excluded to:
 
  • Any firearm
  • Any instrument or weapon of the kind usually known  as a sling shot
  • Sand club
  • Metal knuckles
  • Any steel-bladed knife
  • Any knife, the blade of which is automatically released by a spring mechanism or other mechanical device
  • Any knife having a blade which opens or falls or is ejected into position by force or by an outward, downward, or centrifugal thrust or movement
  • Other items such as chains, etc.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
           
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MISSION STATEMENT 

 
Salmon Seventh-day Adventist School is a Christian multi-grade school committed to providing a quality Christian education for students in grades 1-8.  It is our purpose to assist in the development of the whole student (spiritual, physical, mental, and social), thus enabling the student to be of significant service to society as a result of his/her education and Christian worldview.  This service is offered to all students who desire to learn in this setting, regardless of race, creed, color, or national origin.  In support of the above mission, it is our goal to:
 
1.                  Provide certified instructional staff, who are dedicated Christians and positive role models.
2.                  Provide a school climate that will encourage each student to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ in preparation to live in heaven.
3.                  Provide a school environment that enables students to achieve high levels of academic quality.
4.                  Provide a school environment that emphasizes the self-worth of each student and helps him/her to develop positive social interaction skills.
5.                  Encourage a holistic philosophy of the individual in a manner that promotes spiritual, mental, social and physical health.
6.                  Provides opportunities for students to practice a lifestyle of service to their communities, country and world.
7.                  Encourage the effective development of the students’ decision-making skills and personal responsibility.
8.                  To provide a safe environment for optimum learning.
 
 
 
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Philosophy

 
Seventh-day Adventist education is dedicated “to restore in man the image of his Maker, to bring him back to the perfection in which he was created, to promote the development of body, mind and soul, that the divine purpose of His creation might be realized.” Education pages 15-16.
 
A knowledge of God, His plan for our redemption, and the kind of persons men and women may become as they are restored to His likeness is of first importance throughout the total school experience.  Students are given opportunities to accept Jesus as their personal Savior.  Each student is challenged to develop a personal sense of mission for giving the gospel message to all the world in preparation for the soon return of Jesus.
 
Seventh-day Adventist education places a high estimate on the infinite worth of every individual and seeks to provide a climate in which a positive self- image may be developed.  Academic excellence is promoted by challenging students to use fully their intellectual capacities.  Physical and health education reflect the belief that the body is God’s temple.  Students are encouraged to take an active interest in making the community a better place to live, to appreciate the cultural differences and scientific advances of the age, and to develop positive attitudes toward all peoples.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School reserves the right to not give any final tests until all outstanding accounts have been taken care of.
 

Payments

 
Payments for school accounts can be brought to the school or mailed to the school treasurer at: 
 
Treasurer
Salmon Seventh-day Adventist School
400 Fairmont, Salmon, ID  83467.
 
Make remittances payable to Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School.  A monthly statement is sent out on all accounts to aid the parent/legal guardian with payment scheduling.
 

Withdrawing From School

 
When a student withdraws from the Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School during the school year, the parent/legal guardian must contact the treasurer to close the contractual agreement.  Charges will continue until this termination step is completed.  School records will not be forwarded for accounts whose contracts have not been satisfactorily terminated.
 
If a student is withdrawn or dismissed from school before the year is completed, tuition will be refunded for any remaining full months in the school year that have been paid for in advance.  Tuition will not be refunded for partial months in
attendance.
 
 
 
                                   
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Current Tuition

 
Tuition charges are for ten months. (September through June). Payment is to be made on or before the 10th of each month. Early, monthly payment or full tuition prepayment are welcome if that is what is preferred.  Please see the current years ‘Financial Agreement Form’ for the listed tuition.
 

Registration/Entrance Fee

 
Registration fee is currently set at $250 per student, payable on, or, before registration.
 

New Convert Subsidy

 
For eligibility requirements and benefits, please see the principal, or, pastor.
 

Financial Aid

 
A limited amount of financial assistance may be available through the church and/or conference.  If you need assistance in paying tuition, please contact the school treasurer or principal. 
 
It is the responsibility of the parent to meet with the school treasurer to make appropriate arrangements if even one monthly payment cannot be made.  All past due accounts are required to be paid in full before a student can register for the next school year.
 
 
 
 
 
                                               
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STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

 
The philosophy of the Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School shall demonstrate through practical application that no discrimination shall be made among students as to race, sex, or religious creed.
 
WHAT SALMON SDA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL HAS TO OFFER YOU
 
·                     Idaho Certified teachers Grades 1-8
·                     Christ-centered curriculum
·                     Strong academic program
·                     Computer instruction on state-of-the-art computers
·                     Leadership training
·                     Extracurricular activities
·                     School library
·                     Working partnership between home and school
 

HISTORY OF SALMON SDA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

 
The first Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School was located on the corner of Hope and McPherson.  This school, which opened its doors in 1936, had previously been a country school on Hayden Creek.  It was cut in sections and moved to town by truck.  It is no longer standing.
 
A log house, converted to a school, was used for several years, until it was partially destroyed by fire.  For a number of years it was merely a pile of logs.  Several years ago a new log building, similar to the school building was built for a private residence using the original foundation.  This is located at the corner of Daisy and Idaho.
 
 
 
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From 1948 to 1982, the frame school building on the corner of Monroe and Fairmont was in use.  It is currently occupied by the SDA Community Services.
 
 
The present school building on the corner of Bulwer and Fairmont was constructed by the church members and a Maranatha group.  It has been occupied since January 1983.
 
Since 1936 the Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Church has continuously operated and supported a church school.  Many graduates have continued their education at the academy or college level.
 

LINES OF COMMUNICATION       

 
The School Board meets once a month and makes announcements through the church bulletin and school newsletter.  The Board has an open meeting policy, meaning that any constituent or parent is welcome to attend as a non-voting participant.  The Board reserves the right to call executive sessions, at which time only board members are present.
 
The Annual Salmon Seventh-day Adventist School Constituency Meeting is scheduled as needed.
 
Most problems can be avoided by active communication between parent and teacher.   Parents should refrain from making critical remarks about the teacher or the school in the presence of the student.  Parents are encouraged to discuss any grievance or dissatisfaction with the teacher.   In the event of an unresolved situation, the matter may be brought first to the School Board chairperson, the pastor, or the conference Superintendent of Education.
 
                                               
 
 
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2.   Subsidy from the Idaho Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
 
3.   Freewill offerings and donations.
 
4.   Tuition payments from patrons.  
 
Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School makes every effort to keep the school charges as low as is consistent with good business management.  The total cost of the establishment and operation of the school is not covered by tuition charges.  Members of the church who support the school invest a large amount of money yearly in order to equip and maintain it properly.
 
  • Students having an unpaid account with any school may not register until clearance has been obtained.
  • Registration is not official until the entrance fee and first month’s tuition are paid.  Entrance fees help to cover the cost of insurance, library acquisitions, art and computer testing and consumable textbooks.
  • Registration fees are non-refundable and are not discounted for late enrollment.
  • Eighth graders may take part in graduation services; however, diplomas will be issued when accounts are cleared.
  • It is policy of schools within the North Pacific Union Conference to withhold cumulative folders of academic credit (where not in violation of state law) until student accounts are paid or until satisfactory financial arrange-ments have been made; but when a student transfers to another school, the cumulative folder will be forwarded to the new school when requested.
  • Before a student is enrolled, the parent/legal guardian accepts responsibility by signing a financial contract.
 
 
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Telephone

 
The school phone is for school-related matter only.  Students should not be called during instructional hours.  A student will not be called out of class to answer a phone call except in cases of emergency.  Students must not use the phone without permission from the staff.  Arrangements for after school should be made prior to arrival at school.
 

Transportation

 
Parents and guardians are expected to ensure transportation of your child to and from school.  If a child rides a bicycle to school, he must park it in the designated area and not ride it during school hours.  Students will not leave campus by other than their regular or prearranged transportation.
 

Visitors

 
Parents and other interested adults are welcome to visit the school.   A courtesy call to the teacher would be appreciated.  This will also verify that the students are not scheduled for a field trip or other special activities.  Only those children registered for the current school year are allowed on campus during school hours unless prior approval from the teacher has been made for visitors.
 

FINANCIAL POLICY

 
Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School is supported by four sources:
 
1.        Subsidies from Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Church.
 
 
 
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If the problem remains unresolved, the matter may then be brought to the School Board for their consideration via the Board chairperson.
 
Parents and others are urged to talk over business with the teacher outside of school hours, not during class or recess.
 
The teacher has the authority to suspend a student until the staff and School Board have considered the case and taken action.
 
Regulations adopted by the school administration and publicly announced will have the same force as if printed in the Handbook.
 

ACADEMIC INFORMATION

 
Seventh-day Adventists operate a worldwide education system including over 1200 elementary schools, 93 high schools, and 13 colleges and universities in North America.  Idaho operates 15 elementary schools and one boarding high school.
 
SDA curriculum is designed to provide quality academics with Christian emphasis.  It is a standard curriculum of English, spelling, handwriting, mathematics, social studies, and science with reading selections including true character building and historical stories.  Creationism is taught in both Bible and science classes, Bible study teaches application of principles demonstrated in scriptural stories.
 
Iowa Tests of Basic Skills is a standardized achievement test used to monitor progress.
 
 
 
 
 
                                               
(5)

Eighth Grade Graduation Requirements

 
In order to satisfy the North Pacific Union Conference and the Idaho State Education Code requirements for eighth grade completion, students must present evidence of having completed:
            Religion                       English
            Mathematics                Spelling
            Social Studies             Reading
            Physical Education     Science/Health
 
And one or more of the following to meet an elective requirement:
            Art                               Music
            Practical Arts              Computer
 

Report Cards

 
Report cards indicating the scholastic achievement and progress of each student are sent home at the end of each grading period.  If a parent has a question about the grading system, the teacher should be contacted immediately.  It is the responsibility of the parent to provide a proper study atmosphere at home, and an adequate uninterrupted study time.
 

Parent-Teacher Conferences

 
There will be a scheduled parent-teacher conference at the end of the first and third grading period.  However, a parent is welcome to request an appointment with the teacher at any time.  These conferences may be initiated by either the parent or the teacher.
 
 
 
 
                                               
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Medical

 
In case of serious illness or accident, the school will attempt to contact the parent or guardian.  If this person cannot be reached, and in the judgment of the teacher immediate medical attention is needed, the teacher will summon or take the child to receive medical aid in accordance with the signed parental consent to treatment form on file.
 
The parent must send a written note to school if a student is limited in any way physically.  If it is a continuing condition, a note from a physician is required.
 
Teachers are authorized to administer oral medication, whether prescription or over-the-counter, to students during school hours ONLY after parents and the physician have signed permission forms.  It is our policy that such medication will only be administered when failure to receive the medication may result in the student being unable to attend school and/or be well enough to participate in learning activities.
 

Student Insurance

 
Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School follows the Christian Educators Insurance Trust standards and policies in regard to student insurance.  In order to file a claim, students will be covered for up to one hour while traveling to and from school directly and uninterruptedly.  Injuries to children while going to or from school must be reported immediately to the teacher.
 
The parent or guardian will receive a statement of insurance coverage provisions at registration.
 
 
 
 
                                                (15)
 
School clothing should be neat, modest, healthful and appropriate.  Clothing should be kept clean and in good repair.  Ripped, worn-out, or other tattered clothing is not acceptable.  Other examples of unacceptable attire are:  tight fitting clothes, short skirts, low-cut necklines, short shorts (walking shorts are acceptable), tank tops or outfits that show the midriff.
 
Hair should be modest, clean, and neat.
 
Footwear is required.  Parents should ensure that their children are dressed to the needs of the weather.
 
The teacher has the authority to determine the appropriateness of the students’ attire and, if necessary, to send an inappropriately dressed student home.
 

Extracurricular Activities/Field Trips

 
Many educational benefits are derived from regular field trips scheduled throughout the school year.  Your child will be well supervised and care taken for his/her safety.  A permission slip must be signed before a student can participate in field trips.  The same rules of conduct and dress for on-campus activities apply to off-campus activities.
 
Persons driving for field trips must pass a screening process and give proof of adequate insurance and have a seat belt for each child transported.
 

Fire Drills

 
As required by the Idaho State Law, the insurance company and in compliance with the recommendation of the General Conference, it is necessary to conduct a fire drill at least once each month.  These fire drills will be unannounced.
 
 
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Retention

 
According to the NPUC Education Code, a student who is unable to achieve grade-level expectancy must be given special consideration.  The teacher is to counsel with the parent(s) and the student(s) to ensure understanding and cooperation in the student’s placement.
 
In instances where retention at a given grade level is under consideration, the teacher is to consult the Conference Superintendent of Schools.
 
Retention may be considered for a student who has not met minimum requirements in three (3) major subjects (Bible, reading, English, math, social studies, or science).  After the teacher has counseled with the student, parent(s) and Conference Superintendent of Schools, retention may be recommended. 
 

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

 
In harmony with Idaho State Law, a student must be at least six years of age by September 1 to enter first grade.   (Idaho Code Section 33-201).  Each student beginning formal schooling may be tested for readiness.
 
Salmon SDA Christian School welcomes any student that desires a Christian education and is willing to support the principles and regulations of the school, regardless of race or gender.  In order to safeguard the scholastic, spiritual, and moral atmosphere of the school, the school reserves the right
to refuse admittance or to dismiss any student if the school feels that it is unable to be of adequate benefit to the student.
 
 
 
 
                                                (7)
Salmon SDA Christian School has not been established for the purpose of offering special education, and is, therefore, unable to accept pupils who are on the extreme ends of the developmental spectrum, either scholastically gifted or deprived, or who have behavioral problems or serious disabilities.
 
Students are accepted only by action of the School Board after formal application.  Conditional acceptance may be made by the principal, subject to action by the School Board.  The student’s records will be reviewed at the end of a probation period (the first 45 days of attendance).  Students transferring from another school are accepted subject to receipt of an official cumulative folder and acceptable recommendations within 30 days. 
 

PREVIOUS ACCOUNTS DUE 

 
All previous accounts with the school must be paid before registration unless satisfactory written arrangements have been made with the school board.
 

MEDICAL EXAMS

 
Medical examinations, including a thorough eye exam, are required for all new students and those entering grade 1.  Students in any grade may be asked to take a physical examination.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                               
 
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  • Fire hazards, such as fireworks, matches, lighters or candles
  • Tobacco, alcohol or illegal drugs
  • Snowball throwing in and around the campus buildings
  • Unauthorized entry into the school building or any room therein
  • Wrongful use of the playground equipment and throwing of gravel and dirt
  • Unauthorized use of computers
 

Destruction of Property

 
Charges for damage to school property, including labor and materials, will be added to the bill of the student responsible for the damage.  If the damage is deliberate, the student may face additional consequences.
 

Dress Code

 
Within the school family there will be different views on appropriate school clothing.  “In dress as in all things it is our privilege to honor our Creator.  He desires our clothing to be not only neat and healthful, but appropriate and becoming.”  Education p. 248.
 
How a student dresses affects, to some degree, his/her behavior in school.  What an individual wears makes a public statement about that person, as well as about the school he/she attends.  Therefore, students’ apparel is to be modest, clean, neat, and not faddish.  The use of makeup, colored nail polish, jewelry, and extremes in clothing styles is inappropriate.  Simplicity and good taste is encouraged.
 
 
 
 
 
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Closed Campus Policy

 
Students must remain on campus during school hours unless under school supervision or personally accompanied by a parent/legal guardian.  A written note to the teacher from the parent/legal guardian is required before students may be allowed to leave campus.
 

Conduct

 
Christian standards of conduct are upheld as Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School.  The high moral principles of respect to God and each other are expected.  The student who presents him/herself for admission, therefore, pledges to conform to the school’s standards of conduct.   By breaking this pledge, one may forfeit the privilege of attending. 
 
The following will not be permitted and will be subject to disciplinary action:
 
  • Profanity, slang, or filthy language
  • Obscene literature or pictures
  • Personal radios or video games
  • Destruction of school property
  • Wrongful conduct to other students
  • Disrespect of teacher or others
  • Any object, manufactured or handmade, which is unsafe or detrimental to the school or students
  • Criticizing or undermining the religious ideals of the school
  • Discussion of inappropriate movies, videos, or TV programs
  • Lewd conduct
 
 
 
BULLYING/CYBERBULLYING
 
Salmon SDA School prohibits bullying, or cyberbullying, of any kind.  Any violation of this policy is considered a serious offense and appropriate action will be taken in response to a violation.
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Immunizations

 
Current immunization records and other pertinent health-related information must be presented at registration.  All students must be up-to-date by opening day of school each year or forfeit attendance without tuition refund until in compliance.  Idaho State Law requires immunizations need to be current, unless the parent/legal guardian signs a written certification that immunization is contrary to religious or philosophical beliefs, or if a physician signs a written certification stating that a particular vaccine is not advisable for the child.
 

ACCELERATION

 
Criteria for acceleration are to be based on the following minimal requirements:
 
·                     The student is to be evaluated by the teacher in consultation with the Idaho Conference Office of Education and according to NPUC guidelines.  
                                                                    
·                     The student must demonstrate satisfactory evidence of emotional and social readiness.                              
 
·                     The teacher must submit a request to the Conference Office of Education before initiating acceleration.
 
·                     Ordinarily, students should be limited to one acceleration experience.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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STUDENT POLICIES AND AFFAIRS

 

Attendance

 
A child must attend classes for a minimum of 80% of the school year (Idaho Conference policy).  A half-day of school will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. without a lunch.
 
Students should not arrive at school before 8:05 a.m.  Students not in their seats at 8:30 a.m. are considered tardy.  Latecomers disrupt worship and miss instruction.
 
Students must not arrive in the building or on campus sooner than 25 minutes before school begins and must leave the building and grounds as soon as they are dismissed at the close of the day.  All students must leave the building and campus no later than 15 minutes after dismissal.  Any exceptions should be pre-arranged with the teacher.  Students will not leave campus by other than their regular or prearranged transportation.
 
Regular and prompt attendance at all school appointments is expected of every child.  According to Idaho State Code, sickness or death in the immediate family are the only valid excuses for absence.  Students should not come to school if they have an infectious or contagious disease.  Parents must make proper arrangements with the teacher before keeping a child out of school for reasons other than illness or death in the family.
 
 
 
 
 
                                   
 
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Dental and medical appointments should be taken care of outside of school hours or during vacation periods whenever possible.
 
Idaho State Law indicates 18 absences in a year are conducive for a student to repeat the same grade.  Excused absences give credence as to why the student might find mercy and move to the next grade.  In the eyes of the State of Idaho, three tardies constitute an absence.  Work for unexcused absences or tardiness may be made up at the discretion of the teacher.  Unexcused absences or tardiness may involve School Board action.
 

Attitudes

 
Whenever in the judgment of the staff and School Board, the student’s connection with the school is no longer profitable to him/herself, his/her influence is detrimental to others, or when previous attempts to help the student have not brought about the necessary results, parents will be requested to voluntarily withdraw the student from the school or the student may be expelled.
 

Advanced Bible Study Classes

 
The pastor may offer a Bible study class to students who wish to be instructed in a variety of Bible subjects that relate to a student's spiritual needs.  This will be provided with the parent's knowledge and support.  We believe the Bible holds the answers to many perplexing human issues and we invite students to seek these answers.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Salmon

Seventh-day Adventist
Christian School
 
~~~~~
400 Fairmont
Salmon, Idaho
83467
Phone: 208-756-4439
 
 
 
 
 
Notes:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revised 04/11
 
 
 
 
 
 

Salmon

Seventh-day Adventist

Christian School

Handbook

 

 
 
Accredited by
Northwest Association of Accredited Schools
And
North Pacific Union Conference of
Seventh-day Adventi

PERSONAL ELECTRONICS

 

The private use of personal electronics on school premises during school hours is not conducive to a positive learning experience as they impede good study habits and provide distractions to other students and teachers.
 
Personal electronics include, but are not limited to, the following:
 
  • Music players
  • DVD/CD/tape players
  • MP3 players
  • I-Pods and similar devices
  • Cell phones
  • Pagers
  • Laptop computers
  • PDA’s
  • Voice recorders
  • Video game devices
  • Video cameras
  • Digital cameras
 
All personal electronic devices must be turned off upon entering the school premises.
 
All personal electronic devices must be stored in the student’s locker or desk during school hours.
 
Cell phones and pagers are not to be used during school hours.  Emergency calls to students during school hours should be made to the school phone.
 
The use of personal electronic devices on school sponsored trips will be at the discretion of the sponsor and/or chaperone.
 
Personal electronic devices may not be used during any worship services.
 
Inappropriate content on personal electronic devices will not be tolerated and may be considered grounds for disciplinary action up to, and including suspension or dismissal.
 
Video and digital cameras may be used during the school day only with the permission of the principal or teacher.
 
Consequences of violating this policy:
 
1st offence -   Confiscation of the device for two days.
                       Parent or guardian may pick up device from
                       principal after the confiscation period.
2nd offense -   Confiscation of the device for two weeks.
                       Parent/guardian and student must have a
                       counseling session with principal.  The
                       device will not be returned until after the
                       counseling session.
3rd offense -   Suspension, length to be determined by the
                       principal.

 

WEAPONS

 
Any student who is determined to have carried or possessed a firearm or other dangerous weapon onto school premises, school provided transportation, or to other places where a school sponsored activity is taking place, shall be subject to immediate expulsion.  If requested by the parent or legal guardian, the case may be reviewed by the School Board and modifications to the action made as deemed appropriate.
 
Students in violation of this policy shall be promptly reported to his/her parents or legal guardian and, as required by law, reported to the local law enforcement agency.
 
Dangerous weapons include, but are not excluded to:
 
  • Any firearm
  • Any instrument or weapon of the kind usually known  as a sling shot
  • Sand club
  • Metal knuckles
  • Any steel-bladed knife
  • Any knife, the blade of which is automatically released by a spring mechanism or other mechanical device
  • Any knife having a blade which opens or falls or is ejected into position by force or by an outward, downward, or centrifugal thrust or movement
  • Other items such as chains, etc.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
           
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MISSION STATEMENT 

 
Salmon Seventh-day Adventist School is a Christian multi-grade school committed to providing a quality Christian education for students in grades 1-8.  It is our purpose to assist in the development of the whole student (spiritual, physical, mental, and social), thus enabling the student to be of significant service to society as a result of his/her education and Christian worldview.  This service is offered to all students who desire to learn in this setting, regardless of race, creed, color, or national origin.  In support of the above mission, it is our goal to:
 
1.                  Provide certified instructional staff, who are dedicated Christians and positive role models.
2.                  Provide a school climate that will encourage each student to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ in preparation to live in heaven.
3.                  Provide a school environment that enables students to achieve high levels of academic quality.
4.                  Provide a school environment that emphasizes the self-worth of each student and helps him/her to develop positive social interaction skills.
5.                  Encourage a holistic philosophy of the individual in a manner that promotes spiritual, mental, social and physical health.
6.                  Provides opportunities for students to practice a lifestyle of service to their communities, country and world.
7.                  Encourage the effective development of the students’ decision-making skills and personal responsibility.
8.                  To provide a safe environment for optimum learning.
 
 
 
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Philosophy

 
Seventh-day Adventist education is dedicated “to restore in man the image of his Maker, to bring him back to the perfection in which he was created, to promote the development of body, mind and soul, that the divine purpose of His creation might be realized.” Education pages 15-16.
 
A knowledge of God, His plan for our redemption, and the kind of persons men and women may become as they are restored to His likeness is of first importance throughout the total school experience.  Students are given opportunities to accept Jesus as their personal Savior.  Each student is challenged to develop a personal sense of mission for giving the gospel message to all the world in preparation for the soon return of Jesus.
 
Seventh-day Adventist education places a high estimate on the infinite worth of every individual and seeks to provide a climate in which a positive self- image may be developed.  Academic excellence is promoted by challenging students to use fully their intellectual capacities.  Physical and health education reflect the belief that the body is God’s temple.  Students are encouraged to take an active interest in making the community a better place to live, to appreciate the cultural differences and scientific advances of the age, and to develop positive attitudes toward all peoples.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School reserves the right to not give any final tests until all outstanding accounts have been taken care of.
 

Payments

 
Payments for school accounts can be brought to the school or mailed to the school treasurer at: 
 
Treasurer
Salmon Seventh-day Adventist School
400 Fairmont, Salmon, ID  83467.
 
Make remittances payable to Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School.  A monthly statement is sent out on all accounts to aid the parent/legal guardian with payment scheduling.
 

Withdrawing From School

 
When a student withdraws from the Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School during the school year, the parent/legal guardian must contact the treasurer to close the contractual agreement.  Charges will continue until this termination step is completed.  School records will not be forwarded for accounts whose contracts have not been satisfactorily terminated.
 
If a student is withdrawn or dismissed from school before the year is completed, tuition will be refunded for any remaining full months in the school year that have been paid for in advance.  Tuition will not be refunded for partial months in
attendance.
 
 
 
                                   
            (19)

Current Tuition

 
Tuition charges are for ten months. (September through June). Payment is to be made on or before the 10th of each month. Early, monthly payment or full tuition prepayment are welcome if that is what is preferred.  Please see the current years ‘Financial Agreement Form’ for the listed tuition.
 

Registration/Entrance Fee

 
Registration fee is currently set at $250 per student, payable on, or, before registration.
 

New Convert Subsidy

 
For eligibility requirements and benefits, please see the principal, or, pastor.
 

Financial Aid

 
A limited amount of financial assistance may be available through the church and/or conference.  If you need assistance in paying tuition, please contact the school treasurer or principal. 
 
It is the responsibility of the parent to meet with the school treasurer to make appropriate arrangements if even one monthly payment cannot be made.  All past due accounts are required to be paid in full before a student can register for the next school year.
 
 
 
 
 
                                               
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STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

 
The philosophy of the Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School shall demonstrate through practical application that no discrimination shall be made among students as to race, sex, or religious creed.
 
WHAT SALMON SDA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL HAS TO OFFER YOU
 
·                     Idaho Certified teachers Grades 1-8
·                     Christ-centered curriculum
·                     Strong academic program
·                     Computer instruction on state-of-the-art computers
·                     Leadership training
·                     Extracurricular activities
·                     School library
·                     Working partnership between home and school
 

HISTORY OF SALMON SDA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

 
The first Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School was located on the corner of Hope and McPherson.  This school, which opened its doors in 1936, had previously been a country school on Hayden Creek.  It was cut in sections and moved to town by truck.  It is no longer standing.
 
A log house, converted to a school, was used for several years, until it was partially destroyed by fire.  For a number of years it was merely a pile of logs.  Several years ago a new log building, similar to the school building was built for a private residence using the original foundation.  This is located at the corner of Daisy and Idaho.
 
 
 
(3)
 
From 1948 to 1982, the frame school building on the corner of Monroe and Fairmont was in use.  It is currently occupied by the SDA Community Services.
 
 
The present school building on the corner of Bulwer and Fairmont was constructed by the church members and a Maranatha group.  It has been occupied since January 1983.
 
Since 1936 the Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Church has continuously operated and supported a church school.  Many graduates have continued their education at the academy or college level.
 

LINES OF COMMUNICATION       

 
The School Board meets once a month and makes announcements through the church bulletin and school newsletter.  The Board has an open meeting policy, meaning that any constituent or parent is welcome to attend as a non-voting participant.  The Board reserves the right to call executive sessions, at which time only board members are present.
 
The Annual Salmon Seventh-day Adventist School Constituency Meeting is scheduled as needed.
 
Most problems can be avoided by active communication between parent and teacher.   Parents should refrain from making critical remarks about the teacher or the school in the presence of the student.  Parents are encouraged to discuss any grievance or dissatisfaction with the teacher.   In the event of an unresolved situation, the matter may be brought first to the School Board chairperson, the pastor, or the conference Superintendent of Education.
 
                                               
 
 
(4)
2.   Subsidy from the Idaho Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
 
3.   Freewill offerings and donations.
 
4.   Tuition payments from patrons.  
 
Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School makes every effort to keep the school charges as low as is consistent with good business management.  The total cost of the establishment and operation of the school is not covered by tuition charges.  Members of the church who support the school invest a large amount of money yearly in order to equip and maintain it properly.
 
  • Students having an unpaid account with any school may not register until clearance has been obtained.
  • Registration is not official until the entrance fee and first month’s tuition are paid.  Entrance fees help to cover the cost of insurance, library acquisitions, art and computer testing and consumable textbooks.
  • Registration fees are non-refundable and are not discounted for late enrollment.
  • Eighth graders may take part in graduation services; however, diplomas will be issued when accounts are cleared.
  • It is policy of schools within the North Pacific Union Conference to withhold cumulative folders of academic credit (where not in violation of state law) until student accounts are paid or until satisfactory financial arrange-ments have been made; but when a student transfers to another school, the cumulative folder will be forwarded to the new school when requested.
  • Before a student is enrolled, the parent/legal guardian accepts responsibility by signing a financial contract.
 
 
(17)

Telephone

 
The school phone is for school-related matter only.  Students should not be called during instructional hours.  A student will not be called out of class to answer a phone call except in cases of emergency.  Students must not use the phone without permission from the staff.  Arrangements for after school should be made prior to arrival at school.
 

Transportation

 
Parents and guardians are expected to ensure transportation of your child to and from school.  If a child rides a bicycle to school, he must park it in the designated area and not ride it during school hours.  Students will not leave campus by other than their regular or prearranged transportation.
 

Visitors

 
Parents and other interested adults are welcome to visit the school.   A courtesy call to the teacher would be appreciated.  This will also verify that the students are not scheduled for a field trip or other special activities.  Only those children registered for the current school year are allowed on campus during school hours unless prior approval from the teacher has been made for visitors.
 

FINANCIAL POLICY

 
Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School is supported by four sources:
 
1.        Subsidies from Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Church.
 
 
 
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If the problem remains unresolved, the matter may then be brought to the School Board for their consideration via the Board chairperson.
 
Parents and others are urged to talk over business with the teacher outside of school hours, not during class or recess.
 
The teacher has the authority to suspend a student until the staff and School Board have considered the case and taken action.
 
Regulations adopted by the school administration and publicly announced will have the same force as if printed in the Handbook.
 

ACADEMIC INFORMATION

 
Seventh-day Adventists operate a worldwide education system including over 1200 elementary schools, 93 high schools, and 13 colleges and universities in North America.  Idaho operates 15 elementary schools and one boarding high school.
 
SDA curriculum is designed to provide quality academics with Christian emphasis.  It is a standard curriculum of English, spelling, handwriting, mathematics, social studies, and science with reading selections including true character building and historical stories.  Creationism is taught in both Bible and science classes, Bible study teaches application of principles demonstrated in scriptural stories.
 
Iowa Tests of Basic Skills is a standardized achievement test used to monitor progress.
 
 
 
 
 
                                               
(5)

Eighth Grade Graduation Requirements

 
In order to satisfy the North Pacific Union Conference and the Idaho State Education Code requirements for eighth grade completion, students must present evidence of having completed:
            Religion                       English
            Mathematics                Spelling
            Social Studies             Reading
            Physical Education     Science/Health
 
And one or more of the following to meet an elective requirement:
            Art                               Music
            Practical Arts              Computer
 

Report Cards

 
Report cards indicating the scholastic achievement and progress of each student are sent home at the end of each grading period.  If a parent has a question about the grading system, the teacher should be contacted immediately.  It is the responsibility of the parent to provide a proper study atmosphere at home, and an adequate uninterrupted study time.
 

Parent-Teacher Conferences

 
There will be a scheduled parent-teacher conference at the end of the first and third grading period.  However, a parent is welcome to request an appointment with the teacher at any time.  These conferences may be initiated by either the parent or the teacher.
 
 
 
 
                                               
(6)

Medical

 
In case of serious illness or accident, the school will attempt to contact the parent or guardian.  If this person cannot be reached, and in the judgment of the teacher immediate medical attention is needed, the teacher will summon or take the child to receive medical aid in accordance with the signed parental consent to treatment form on file.
 
The parent must send a written note to school if a student is limited in any way physically.  If it is a continuing condition, a note from a physician is required.
 
Teachers are authorized to administer oral medication, whether prescription or over-the-counter, to students during school hours ONLY after parents and the physician have signed permission forms.  It is our policy that such medication will only be administered when failure to receive the medication may result in the student being unable to attend school and/or be well enough to participate in learning activities.
 

Student Insurance

 
Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School follows the Christian Educators Insurance Trust standards and policies in regard to student insurance.  In order to file a claim, students will be covered for up to one hour while traveling to and from school directly and uninterruptedly.  Injuries to children while going to or from school must be reported immediately to the teacher.
 
The parent or guardian will receive a statement of insurance coverage provisions at registration.
 
 
 
 
                                                (15)
 
School clothing should be neat, modest, healthful and appropriate.  Clothing should be kept clean and in good repair.  Ripped, worn-out, or other tattered clothing is not acceptable.  Other examples of unacceptable attire are:  tight fitting clothes, short skirts, low-cut necklines, short shorts (walking shorts are acceptable), tank tops or outfits that show the midriff.
 
Hair should be modest, clean, and neat.
 
Footwear is required.  Parents should ensure that their children are dressed to the needs of the weather.
 
The teacher has the authority to determine the appropriateness of the students’ attire and, if necessary, to send an inappropriately dressed student home.
 

Extracurricular Activities/Field Trips

 
Many educational benefits are derived from regular field trips scheduled throughout the school year.  Your child will be well supervised and care taken for his/her safety.  A permission slip must be signed before a student can participate in field trips.  The same rules of conduct and dress for on-campus activities apply to off-campus activities.
 
Persons driving for field trips must pass a screening process and give proof of adequate insurance and have a seat belt for each child transported.
 

Fire Drills

 
As required by the Idaho State Law, the insurance company and in compliance with the recommendation of the General Conference, it is necessary to conduct a fire drill at least once each month.  These fire drills will be unannounced.
 
 
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Retention

 
According to the NPUC Education Code, a student who is unable to achieve grade-level expectancy must be given special consideration.  The teacher is to counsel with the parent(s) and the student(s) to ensure understanding and cooperation in the student’s placement.
 
In instances where retention at a given grade level is under consideration, the teacher is to consult the Conference Superintendent of Schools.
 
Retention may be considered for a student who has not met minimum requirements in three (3) major subjects (Bible, reading, English, math, social studies, or science).  After the teacher has counseled with the student, parent(s) and Conference Superintendent of Schools, retention may be recommended. 
 

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

 
In harmony with Idaho State Law, a student must be at least six years of age by September 1 to enter first grade.   (Idaho Code Section 33-201).  Each student beginning formal schooling may be tested for readiness.
 
Salmon SDA Christian School welcomes any student that desires a Christian education and is willing to support the principles and regulations of the school, regardless of race or gender.  In order to safeguard the scholastic, spiritual, and moral atmosphere of the school, the school reserves the right
to refuse admittance or to dismiss any student if the school feels that it is unable to be of adequate benefit to the student.
 
 
 
 
                                                (7)
Salmon SDA Christian School has not been established for the purpose of offering special education, and is, therefore, unable to accept pupils who are on the extreme ends of the developmental spectrum, either scholastically gifted or deprived, or who have behavioral problems or serious disabilities.
 
Students are accepted only by action of the School Board after formal application.  Conditional acceptance may be made by the principal, subject to action by the School Board.  The student’s records will be reviewed at the end of a probation period (the first 45 days of attendance).  Students transferring from another school are accepted subject to receipt of an official cumulative folder and acceptable recommendations within 30 days. 
 

PREVIOUS ACCOUNTS DUE 

 
All previous accounts with the school must be paid before registration unless satisfactory written arrangements have been made with the school board.
 

MEDICAL EXAMS

 
Medical examinations, including a thorough eye exam, are required for all new students and those entering grade 1.  Students in any grade may be asked to take a physical examination.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                               
 
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  • Fire hazards, such as fireworks, matches, lighters or candles
  • Tobacco, alcohol or illegal drugs
  • Snowball throwing in and around the campus buildings
  • Unauthorized entry into the school building or any room therein
  • Wrongful use of the playground equipment and throwing of gravel and dirt
  • Unauthorized use of computers
 

Destruction of Property

 
Charges for damage to school property, including labor and materials, will be added to the bill of the student responsible for the damage.  If the damage is deliberate, the student may face additional consequences.
 

Dress Code

 
Within the school family there will be different views on appropriate school clothing.  “In dress as in all things it is our privilege to honor our Creator.  He desires our clothing to be not only neat and healthful, but appropriate and becoming.”  Education p. 248.
 
How a student dresses affects, to some degree, his/her behavior in school.  What an individual wears makes a public statement about that person, as well as about the school he/she attends.  Therefore, students’ apparel is to be modest, clean, neat, and not faddish.  The use of makeup, colored nail polish, jewelry, and extremes in clothing styles is inappropriate.  Simplicity and good taste is encouraged.
 
 
 
 
 
(13)

Closed Campus Policy

 
Students must remain on campus during school hours unless under school supervision or personally accompanied by a parent/legal guardian.  A written note to the teacher from the parent/legal guardian is required before students may be allowed to leave campus.
 

Conduct

 
Christian standards of conduct are upheld as Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School.  The high moral principles of respect to God and each other are expected.  The student who presents him/herself for admission, therefore, pledges to conform to the school’s standards of conduct.   By breaking this pledge, one may forfeit the privilege of attending. 
 
The following will not be permitted and will be subject to disciplinary action:
 
  • Profanity, slang, or filthy language
  • Obscene literature or pictures
  • Personal radios or video games
  • Destruction of school property
  • Wrongful conduct to other students
  • Disrespect of teacher or others
  • Any object, manufactured or handmade, which is unsafe or detrimental to the school or students
  • Criticizing or undermining the religious ideals of the school
  • Discussion of inappropriate movies, videos, or TV programs
  • Lewd conduct
 
 
 
BULLYING/CYBERBULLYING
 
Salmon SDA School prohibits bullying, or cyberbullying, of any kind.  Any violation of this policy is considered a serious offense and appropriate action will be taken in response to a violation.
(12)

Immunizations

 
Current immunization records and other pertinent health-related information must be presented at registration.  All students must be up-to-date by opening day of school each year or forfeit attendance without tuition refund until in compliance.  Idaho State Law requires immunizations need to be current, unless the parent/legal guardian signs a written certification that immunization is contrary to religious or philosophical beliefs, or if a physician signs a written certification stating that a particular vaccine is not advisable for the child.
 

ACCELERATION

 
Criteria for acceleration are to be based on the following minimal requirements:
 
·                     The student is to be evaluated by the teacher in consultation with the Idaho Conference Office of Education and according to NPUC guidelines.  
                                                                    
·                     The student must demonstrate satisfactory evidence of emotional and social readiness.                              
 
·                     The teacher must submit a request to the Conference Office of Education before initiating acceleration.
 
·                     Ordinarily, students should be limited to one acceleration experience.
 
 
 
 
 
 
(9)
 

STUDENT POLICIES AND AFFAIRS

 

Attendance

 
A child must attend classes for a minimum of 80% of the school year (Idaho Conference policy).  A half-day of school will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. without a lunch.
 
Students should not arrive at school before 8:05 a.m.  Students not in their seats at 8:30 a.m. are considered tardy.  Latecomers disrupt worship and miss instruction.
 
Students must not arrive in the building or on campus sooner than 25 minutes before school begins and must leave the building and grounds as soon as they are dismissed at the close of the day.  All students must leave the building and campus no later than 15 minutes after dismissal.  Any exceptions should be pre-arranged with the teacher.  Students will not leave campus by other than their regular or prearranged transportation.
 
Regular and prompt attendance at all school appointments is expected of every child.  According to Idaho State Code, sickness or death in the immediate family are the only valid excuses for absence.  Students should not come to school if they have an infectious or contagious disease.  Parents must make proper arrangements with the teacher before keeping a child out of school for reasons other than illness or death in the family.
 
 
 
 
 
                                   
 
(10)
Dental and medical appointments should be taken care of outside of school hours or during vacation periods whenever possible.
 
Idaho State Law indicates 18 absences in a year are conducive for a student to repeat the same grade.  Excused absences give credence as to why the student might find mercy and move to the next grade.  In the eyes of the State of Idaho, three tardies constitute an absence.  Work for unexcused absences or tardiness may be made up at the discretion of the teacher.  Unexcused absences or tardiness may involve School Board action.
 

Attitudes

 
Whenever in the judgment of the staff and School Board, the student’s connection with the school is no longer profitable to him/herself, his/her influence is detrimental to others, or when previous attempts to help the student have not brought about the necessary results, parents will be requested to voluntarily withdraw the student from the school or the student may be expelled.
 

Advanced Bible Study Classes

 
The pastor may offer a Bible study class to students who wish to be instructed in a variety of Bible subjects that relate to a student's spiritual needs.  This will be provided with the parent's knowledge and support.  We believe the Bible holds the answers to many perplexing human issues and we invite students to seek these answers.
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                (11)
 
 
 
 

Salmon

Seventh-day Adventist
Christian School
 
~~~~~
400 Fairmont
Salmon, Idaho
83467
Phone: 208-756-4439
 
 
 
 
 
Notes:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revised 04/11
 
 
 
 
 
 

Salmon

Seventh-day Adventist

Christian School

Handbook

 

 
 
Accredited by
Northwest Association of Accredited Schools
And
North Pacific Union Conference of
Seventh-day Adventi

PERSONAL ELECTRONICS

 

The private use of personal electronics on school premises during school hours is not conducive to a positive learning experience as they impede good study habits and provide distractions to other students and teachers.
 
Personal electronics include, but are not limited to, the following:
 
  • Music players
  • DVD/CD/tape players
  • MP3 players
  • I-Pods and similar devices
  • Cell phones
  • Pagers
  • Laptop computers
  • PDA’s
  • Voice recorders
  • Video game devices
  • Video cameras
  • Digital cameras
 
All personal electronic devices must be turned off upon entering the school premises.
 
All personal electronic devices must be stored in the student’s locker or desk during school hours.
 
Cell phones and pagers are not to be used during school hours.  Emergency calls to students during school hours should be made to the school phone.
 
The use of personal electronic devices on school sponsored trips will be at the discretion of the sponsor and/or chaperone.
 
Personal electronic devices may not be used during any worship services.
 
Inappropriate content on personal electronic devices will not be tolerated and may be considered grounds for disciplinary action up to, and including suspension or dismissal.
 
Video and digital cameras may be used during the school day only with the permission of the principal or teacher.
 
Consequences of violating this policy:
 
1st offence -   Confiscation of the device for two days.
                       Parent or guardian may pick up device from
                       principal after the confiscation period.
2nd offense -   Confiscation of the device for two weeks.
                       Parent/guardian and student must have a
                       counseling session with principal.  The
                       device will not be returned until after the
                       counseling session.
3rd offense -   Suspension, length to be determined by the
                       principal.

 

WEAPONS

 
Any student who is determined to have carried or possessed a firearm or other dangerous weapon onto school premises, school provided transportation, or to other places where a school sponsored activity is taking place, shall be subject to immediate expulsion.  If requested by the parent or legal guardian, the case may be reviewed by the School Board and modifications to the action made as deemed appropriate.
 
Students in violation of this policy shall be promptly reported to his/her parents or legal guardian and, as required by law, reported to the local law enforcement agency.
 
Dangerous weapons include, but are not excluded to:
 
  • Any firearm
  • Any instrument or weapon of the kind usually known  as a sling shot
  • Sand club
  • Metal knuckles
  • Any steel-bladed knife
  • Any knife, the blade of which is automatically released by a spring mechanism or other mechanical device
  • Any knife having a blade which opens or falls or is ejected into position by force or by an outward, downward, or centrifugal thrust or movement
  • Other items such as chains, etc.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
           
(20)

MISSION STATEMENT 

 
Salmon Seventh-day Adventist School is a Christian multi-grade school committed to providing a quality Christian education for students in grades 1-8.  It is our purpose to assist in the development of the whole student (spiritual, physical, mental, and social), thus enabling the student to be of significant service to society as a result of his/her education and Christian worldview.  This service is offered to all students who desire to learn in this setting, regardless of race, creed, color, or national origin.  In support of the above mission, it is our goal to:
 
1.                  Provide certified instructional staff, who are dedicated Christians and positive role models.
2.                  Provide a school climate that will encourage each student to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ in preparation to live in heaven.
3.                  Provide a school environment that enables students to achieve high levels of academic quality.
4.                  Provide a school environment that emphasizes the self-worth of each student and helps him/her to develop positive social interaction skills.
5.                  Encourage a holistic philosophy of the individual in a manner that promotes spiritual, mental, social and physical health.
6.                  Provides opportunities for students to practice a lifestyle of service to their communities, country and world.
7.                  Encourage the effective development of the students’ decision-making skills and personal responsibility.
8.                  To provide a safe environment for optimum learning.
 
 
 
(1)       

 

Philosophy

 
Seventh-day Adventist education is dedicated “to restore in man the image of his Maker, to bring him back to the perfection in which he was created, to promote the development of body, mind and soul, that the divine purpose of His creation might be realized.” Education pages 15-16.
 
A knowledge of God, His plan for our redemption, and the kind of persons men and women may become as they are restored to His likeness is of first importance throughout the total school experience.  Students are given opportunities to accept Jesus as their personal Savior.  Each student is challenged to develop a personal sense of mission for giving the gospel message to all the world in preparation for the soon return of Jesus.
 
Seventh-day Adventist education places a high estimate on the infinite worth of every individual and seeks to provide a climate in which a positive self- image may be developed.  Academic excellence is promoted by challenging students to use fully their intellectual capacities.  Physical and health education reflect the belief that the body is God’s temple.  Students are encouraged to take an active interest in making the community a better place to live, to appreciate the cultural differences and scientific advances of the age, and to develop positive attitudes toward all peoples.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(2)
Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School reserves the right to not give any final tests until all outstanding accounts have been taken care of.
 

Payments

 
Payments for school accounts can be brought to the school or mailed to the school treasurer at: 
 
Treasurer
Salmon Seventh-day Adventist School
400 Fairmont, Salmon, ID  83467.
 
Make remittances payable to Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School.  A monthly statement is sent out on all accounts to aid the parent/legal guardian with payment scheduling.
 

Withdrawing From School

 
When a student withdraws from the Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School during the school year, the parent/legal guardian must contact the treasurer to close the contractual agreement.  Charges will continue until this termination step is completed.  School records will not be forwarded for accounts whose contracts have not been satisfactorily terminated.
 
If a student is withdrawn or dismissed from school before the year is completed, tuition will be refunded for any remaining full months in the school year that have been paid for in advance.  Tuition will not be refunded for partial months in
attendance.
 
 
 
                                   
            (19)

Current Tuition

 
Tuition charges are for ten months. (September through June). Payment is to be made on or before the 10th of each month. Early, monthly payment or full tuition prepayment are welcome if that is what is preferred.  Please see the current years ‘Financial Agreement Form’ for the listed tuition.
 

Registration/Entrance Fee

 
Registration fee is currently set at $250 per student, payable on, or, before registration.
 

New Convert Subsidy

 
For eligibility requirements and benefits, please see the principal, or, pastor.
 

Financial Aid

 
A limited amount of financial assistance may be available through the church and/or conference.  If you need assistance in paying tuition, please contact the school treasurer or principal. 
 
It is the responsibility of the parent to meet with the school treasurer to make appropriate arrangements if even one monthly payment cannot be made.  All past due accounts are required to be paid in full before a student can register for the next school year.
 
 
 
 
 
                                               
(18)
 

STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

 
The philosophy of the Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School shall demonstrate through practical application that no discrimination shall be made among students as to race, sex, or religious creed.
 
WHAT SALMON SDA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL HAS TO OFFER YOU
 
·                     Idaho Certified teachers Grades 1-8
·                     Christ-centered curriculum
·                     Strong academic program
·                     Computer instruction on state-of-the-art computers
·                     Leadership training
·                     Extracurricular activities
·                     School library
·                     Working partnership between home and school
 

HISTORY OF SALMON SDA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

 
The first Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School was located on the corner of Hope and McPherson.  This school, which opened its doors in 1936, had previously been a country school on Hayden Creek.  It was cut in sections and moved to town by truck.  It is no longer standing.
 
A log house, converted to a school, was used for several years, until it was partially destroyed by fire.  For a number of years it was merely a pile of logs.  Several years ago a new log building, similar to the school building was built for a private residence using the original foundation.  This is located at the corner of Daisy and Idaho.
 
 
 
(3)
 
From 1948 to 1982, the frame school building on the corner of Monroe and Fairmont was in use.  It is currently occupied by the SDA Community Services.
 
 
The present school building on the corner of Bulwer and Fairmont was constructed by the church members and a Maranatha group.  It has been occupied since January 1983.
 
Since 1936 the Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Church has continuously operated and supported a church school.  Many graduates have continued their education at the academy or college level.
 

LINES OF COMMUNICATION       

 
The School Board meets once a month and makes announcements through the church bulletin and school newsletter.  The Board has an open meeting policy, meaning that any constituent or parent is welcome to attend as a non-voting participant.  The Board reserves the right to call executive sessions, at which time only board members are present.
 
The Annual Salmon Seventh-day Adventist School Constituency Meeting is scheduled as needed.
 
Most problems can be avoided by active communication between parent and teacher.   Parents should refrain from making critical remarks about the teacher or the school in the presence of the student.  Parents are encouraged to discuss any grievance or dissatisfaction with the teacher.   In the event of an unresolved situation, the matter may be brought first to the School Board chairperson, the pastor, or the conference Superintendent of Education.
 
                                               
 
 
(4)
2.   Subsidy from the Idaho Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
 
3.   Freewill offerings and donations.
 
4.   Tuition payments from patrons.  
 
Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School makes every effort to keep the school charges as low as is consistent with good business management.  The total cost of the establishment and operation of the school is not covered by tuition charges.  Members of the church who support the school invest a large amount of money yearly in order to equip and maintain it properly.
 
  • Students having an unpaid account with any school may not register until clearance has been obtained.
  • Registration is not official until the entrance fee and first month’s tuition are paid.  Entrance fees help to cover the cost of insurance, library acquisitions, art and computer testing and consumable textbooks.
  • Registration fees are non-refundable and are not discounted for late enrollment.
  • Eighth graders may take part in graduation services; however, diplomas will be issued when accounts are cleared.
  • It is policy of schools within the North Pacific Union Conference to withhold cumulative folders of academic credit (where not in violation of state law) until student accounts are paid or until satisfactory financial arrange-ments have been made; but when a student transfers to another school, the cumulative folder will be forwarded to the new school when requested.
  • Before a student is enrolled, the parent/legal guardian accepts responsibility by signing a financial contract.
 
 
(17)

Telephone

 
The school phone is for school-related matter only.  Students should not be called during instructional hours.  A student will not be called out of class to answer a phone call except in cases of emergency.  Students must not use the phone without permission from the staff.  Arrangements for after school should be made prior to arrival at school.
 

Transportation

 
Parents and guardians are expected to ensure transportation of your child to and from school.  If a child rides a bicycle to school, he must park it in the designated area and not ride it during school hours.  Students will not leave campus by other than their regular or prearranged transportation.
 

Visitors

 
Parents and other interested adults are welcome to visit the school.   A courtesy call to the teacher would be appreciated.  This will also verify that the students are not scheduled for a field trip or other special activities.  Only those children registered for the current school year are allowed on campus during school hours unless prior approval from the teacher has been made for visitors.
 

FINANCIAL POLICY

 
Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School is supported by four sources:
 
1.        Subsidies from Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Church.
 
 
 
(16)
If the problem remains unresolved, the matter may then be brought to the School Board for their consideration via the Board chairperson.
 
Parents and others are urged to talk over business with the teacher outside of school hours, not during class or recess.
 
The teacher has the authority to suspend a student until the staff and School Board have considered the case and taken action.
 
Regulations adopted by the school administration and publicly announced will have the same force as if printed in the Handbook.
 

ACADEMIC INFORMATION

 
Seventh-day Adventists operate a worldwide education system including over 1200 elementary schools, 93 high schools, and 13 colleges and universities in North America.  Idaho operates 15 elementary schools and one boarding high school.
 
SDA curriculum is designed to provide quality academics with Christian emphasis.  It is a standard curriculum of English, spelling, handwriting, mathematics, social studies, and science with reading selections including true character building and historical stories.  Creationism is taught in both Bible and science classes, Bible study teaches application of principles demonstrated in scriptural stories.
 
Iowa Tests of Basic Skills is a standardized achievement test used to monitor progress.
 
 
 
 
 
                                               
(5)

Eighth Grade Graduation Requirements

 
In order to satisfy the North Pacific Union Conference and the Idaho State Education Code requirements for eighth grade completion, students must present evidence of having completed:
            Religion                       English
            Mathematics                Spelling
            Social Studies             Reading
            Physical Education     Science/Health
 
And one or more of the following to meet an elective requirement:
            Art                               Music
            Practical Arts              Computer
 

Report Cards

 
Report cards indicating the scholastic achievement and progress of each student are sent home at the end of each grading period.  If a parent has a question about the grading system, the teacher should be contacted immediately.  It is the responsibility of the parent to provide a proper study atmosphere at home, and an adequate uninterrupted study time.
 

Parent-Teacher Conferences

 
There will be a scheduled parent-teacher conference at the end of the first and third grading period.  However, a parent is welcome to request an appointment with the teacher at any time.  These conferences may be initiated by either the parent or the teacher.
 
 
 
 
                                               
(6)

Medical

 
In case of serious illness or accident, the school will attempt to contact the parent or guardian.  If this person cannot be reached, and in the judgment of the teacher immediate medical attention is needed, the teacher will summon or take the child to receive medical aid in accordance with the signed parental consent to treatment form on file.
 
The parent must send a written note to school if a student is limited in any way physically.  If it is a continuing condition, a note from a physician is required.
 
Teachers are authorized to administer oral medication, whether prescription or over-the-counter, to students during school hours ONLY after parents and the physician have signed permission forms.  It is our policy that such medication will only be administered when failure to receive the medication may result in the student being unable to attend school and/or be well enough to participate in learning activities.
 

Student Insurance

 
Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School follows the Christian Educators Insurance Trust standards and policies in regard to student insurance.  In order to file a claim, students will be covered for up to one hour while traveling to and from school directly and uninterruptedly.  Injuries to children while going to or from school must be reported immediately to the teacher.
 
The parent or guardian will receive a statement of insurance coverage provisions at registration.
 
 
 
 
                                                (15)
 
School clothing should be neat, modest, healthful and appropriate.  Clothing should be kept clean and in good repair.  Ripped, worn-out, or other tattered clothing is not acceptable.  Other examples of unacceptable attire are:  tight fitting clothes, short skirts, low-cut necklines, short shorts (walking shorts are acceptable), tank tops or outfits that show the midriff.
 
Hair should be modest, clean, and neat.
 
Footwear is required.  Parents should ensure that their children are dressed to the needs of the weather.
 
The teacher has the authority to determine the appropriateness of the students’ attire and, if necessary, to send an inappropriately dressed student home.
 

Extracurricular Activities/Field Trips

 
Many educational benefits are derived from regular field trips scheduled throughout the school year.  Your child will be well supervised and care taken for his/her safety.  A permission slip must be signed before a student can participate in field trips.  The same rules of conduct and dress for on-campus activities apply to off-campus activities.
 
Persons driving for field trips must pass a screening process and give proof of adequate insurance and have a seat belt for each child transported.
 

Fire Drills

 
As required by the Idaho State Law, the insurance company and in compliance with the recommendation of the General Conference, it is necessary to conduct a fire drill at least once each month.  These fire drills will be unannounced.
 
 
(14)

Retention

 
According to the NPUC Education Code, a student who is unable to achieve grade-level expectancy must be given special consideration.  The teacher is to counsel with the parent(s) and the student(s) to ensure understanding and cooperation in the student’s placement.
 
In instances where retention at a given grade level is under consideration, the teacher is to consult the Conference Superintendent of Schools.
 
Retention may be considered for a student who has not met minimum requirements in three (3) major subjects (Bible, reading, English, math, social studies, or science).  After the teacher has counseled with the student, parent(s) and Conference Superintendent of Schools, retention may be recommended. 
 

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

 
In harmony with Idaho State Law, a student must be at least six years of age by September 1 to enter first grade.   (Idaho Code Section 33-201).  Each student beginning formal schooling may be tested for readiness.
 
Salmon SDA Christian School welcomes any student that desires a Christian education and is willing to support the principles and regulations of the school, regardless of race or gender.  In order to safeguard the scholastic, spiritual, and moral atmosphere of the school, the school reserves the right
to refuse admittance or to dismiss any student if the school feels that it is unable to be of adequate benefit to the student.
 
 
 
 
                                                (7)
Salmon SDA Christian School has not been established for the purpose of offering special education, and is, therefore, unable to accept pupils who are on the extreme ends of the developmental spectrum, either scholastically gifted or deprived, or who have behavioral problems or serious disabilities.
 
Students are accepted only by action of the School Board after formal application.  Conditional acceptance may be made by the principal, subject to action by the School Board.  The student’s records will be reviewed at the end of a probation period (the first 45 days of attendance).  Students transferring from another school are accepted subject to receipt of an official cumulative folder and acceptable recommendations within 30 days. 
 

PREVIOUS ACCOUNTS DUE 

 
All previous accounts with the school must be paid before registration unless satisfactory written arrangements have been made with the school board.
 

MEDICAL EXAMS

 
Medical examinations, including a thorough eye exam, are required for all new students and those entering grade 1.  Students in any grade may be asked to take a physical examination.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                               
 
(8)
  • Fire hazards, such as fireworks, matches, lighters or candles
  • Tobacco, alcohol or illegal drugs
  • Snowball throwing in and around the campus buildings
  • Unauthorized entry into the school building or any room therein
  • Wrongful use of the playground equipment and throwing of gravel and dirt
  • Unauthorized use of computers
 

Destruction of Property

 
Charges for damage to school property, including labor and materials, will be added to the bill of the student responsible for the damage.  If the damage is deliberate, the student may face additional consequences.
 

Dress Code

 
Within the school family there will be different views on appropriate school clothing.  “In dress as in all things it is our privilege to honor our Creator.  He desires our clothing to be not only neat and healthful, but appropriate and becoming.”  Education p. 248.
 
How a student dresses affects, to some degree, his/her behavior in school.  What an individual wears makes a public statement about that person, as well as about the school he/she attends.  Therefore, students’ apparel is to be modest, clean, neat, and not faddish.  The use of makeup, colored nail polish, jewelry, and extremes in clothing styles is inappropriate.  Simplicity and good taste is encouraged.
 
 
 
 
 
(13)

Closed Campus Policy

 
Students must remain on campus during school hours unless under school supervision or personally accompanied by a parent/legal guardian.  A written note to the teacher from the parent/legal guardian is required before students may be allowed to leave campus.
 

Conduct

 
Christian standards of conduct are upheld as Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School.  The high moral principles of respect to God and each other are expected.  The student who presents him/herself for admission, therefore, pledges to conform to the school’s standards of conduct.   By breaking this pledge, one may forfeit the privilege of attending. 
 
The following will not be permitted and will be subject to disciplinary action:
 
  • Profanity, slang, or filthy language
  • Obscene literature or pictures
  • Personal radios or video games
  • Destruction of school property
  • Wrongful conduct to other students
  • Disrespect of teacher or others
  • Any object, manufactured or handmade, which is unsafe or detrimental to the school or students
  • Criticizing or undermining the religious ideals of the school
  • Discussion of inappropriate movies, videos, or TV programs
  • Lewd conduct
 
 
 
BULLYING/CYBERBULLYING
 
Salmon SDA School prohibits bullying, or cyberbullying, of any kind.  Any violation of this policy is considered a serious offense and appropriate action will be taken in response to a violation.
(12)

Immunizations

 
Current immunization records and other pertinent health-related information must be presented at registration.  All students must be up-to-date by opening day of school each year or forfeit attendance without tuition refund until in compliance.  Idaho State Law requires immunizations need to be current, unless the parent/legal guardian signs a written certification that immunization is contrary to religious or philosophical beliefs, or if a physician signs a written certification stating that a particular vaccine is not advisable for the child.
 

ACCELERATION

 
Criteria for acceleration are to be based on the following minimal requirements:
 
·                     The student is to be evaluated by the teacher in consultation with the Idaho Conference Office of Education and according to NPUC guidelines.  
                                                                    
·                     The student must demonstrate satisfactory evidence of emotional and social readiness.                              
 
·                     The teacher must submit a request to the Conference Office of Education before initiating acceleration.
 
·                     Ordinarily, students should be limited to one acceleration experience.
 
 
 
 
 
 
(9)
 

STUDENT POLICIES AND AFFAIRS

 

Attendance

 
A child must attend classes for a minimum of 80% of the school year (Idaho Conference policy).  A half-day of school will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. without a lunch.
 
Students should not arrive at school before 8:05 a.m.  Students not in their seats at 8:30 a.m. are considered tardy.  Latecomers disrupt worship and miss instruction.
 
Students must not arrive in the building or on campus sooner than 25 minutes before school begins and must leave the building and grounds as soon as they are dismissed at the close of the day.  All students must leave the building and campus no later than 15 minutes after dismissal.  Any exceptions should be pre-arranged with the teacher.  Students will not leave campus by other than their regular or prearranged transportation.
 
Regular and prompt attendance at all school appointments is expected of every child.  According to Idaho State Code, sickness or death in the immediate family are the only valid excuses for absence.  Students should not come to school if they have an infectious or contagious disease.  Parents must make proper arrangements with the teacher before keeping a child out of school for reasons other than illness or death in the family.
 
 
 
 
 
                                   
 
(10)
Dental and medical appointments should be taken care of outside of school hours or during vacation periods whenever possible.
 
Idaho State Law indicates 18 absences in a year are conducive for a student to repeat the same grade.  Excused absences give credence as to why the student might find mercy and move to the next grade.  In the eyes of the State of Idaho, three tardies constitute an absence.  Work for unexcused absences or tardiness may be made up at the discretion of the teacher.  Unexcused absences or tardiness may involve School Board action.
 

Attitudes

 
Whenever in the judgment of the staff and School Board, the student’s connection with the school is no longer profitable to him/herself, his/her influence is detrimental to others, or when previous attempts to help the student have not brought about the necessary results, parents will be requested to voluntarily withdraw the student from the school or the student may be expelled.
 

Advanced Bible Study Classes

 
The pastor may offer a Bible study class to students who wish to be instructed in a variety of Bible subjects that relate to a student's spiritual needs.  This will be provided with the parent's knowledge and support.  We believe the Bible holds the answers to many perplexing human issues and we invite students to seek these answers.
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                (11)
 
 
 
 

Salmon

Seventh-day Adventist
Christian School
 
~~~~~
400 Fairmont
Salmon, Idaho
83467
Phone: 208-756-4439
 
 
 
 
 
Notes:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revised 04/11
 
 
 
 
 
 

Salmon

Seventh-day Adventist

Christian School

Handbook

 

 
 
Accredited by
Northwest Association of Accredited Schools
And
North Pacific Union Conference of
Seventh-day Adventi

PERSONAL ELECTRONICS

 

The private use of personal electronics on school premises during school hours is not conducive to a positive learning experience as they impede good study habits and provide distractions to other students and teachers.
 
Personal electronics include, but are not limited to, the following:
 
  • Music players
  • DVD/CD/tape players
  • MP3 players
  • I-Pods and similar devices
  • Cell phones
  • Pagers
  • Laptop computers
  • PDA’s
  • Voice recorders
  • Video game devices
  • Video cameras
  • Digital cameras
 
All personal electronic devices must be turned off upon entering the school premises.
 
All personal electronic devices must be stored in the student’s locker or desk during school hours.
 
Cell phones and pagers are not to be used during school hours.  Emergency calls to students during school hours should be made to the school phone.
 
The use of personal electronic devices on school sponsored trips will be at the discretion of the sponsor and/or chaperone.
 
Personal electronic devices may not be used during any worship services.
 
Inappropriate content on personal electronic devices will not be tolerated and may be considered grounds for disciplinary action up to, and including suspension or dismissal.
 
Video and digital cameras may be used during the school day only with the permission of the principal or teacher.
 
Consequences of violating this policy:
 
1st offence -   Confiscation of the device for two days.
                       Parent or guardian may pick up device from
                       principal after the confiscation period.
2nd offense -   Confiscation of the device for two weeks.
                       Parent/guardian and student must have a
                       counseling session with principal.  The
                       device will not be returned until after the
                       counseling session.
3rd offense -   Suspension, length to be determined by the
                       principal.

 

WEAPONS

 
Any student who is determined to have carried or possessed a firearm or other dangerous weapon onto school premises, school provided transportation, or to other places where a school sponsored activity is taking place, shall be subject to immediate expulsion.  If requested by the parent or legal guardian, the case may be reviewed by the School Board and modifications to the action made as deemed appropriate.
 
Students in violation of this policy shall be promptly reported to his/her parents or legal guardian and, as required by law, reported to the local law enforcement agency.
 
Dangerous weapons include, but are not excluded to:
 
  • Any firearm
  • Any instrument or weapon of the kind usually known  as a sling shot
  • Sand club
  • Metal knuckles
  • Any steel-bladed knife
  • Any knife, the blade of which is automatically released by a spring mechanism or other mechanical device
  • Any knife having a blade which opens or falls or is ejected into position by force or by an outward, downward, or centrifugal thrust or movement
  • Other items such as chains, etc.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
           
(20)

MISSION STATEMENT 

 
Salmon Seventh-day Adventist School is a Christian multi-grade school committed to providing a quality Christian education for students in grades 1-8.  It is our purpose to assist in the development of the whole student (spiritual, physical, mental, and social), thus enabling the student to be of significant service to society as a result of his/her education and Christian worldview.  This service is offered to all students who desire to learn in this setting, regardless of race, creed, color, or national origin.  In support of the above mission, it is our goal to:
 
1.                  Provide certified instructional staff, who are dedicated Christians and positive role models.
2.                  Provide a school climate that will encourage each student to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ in preparation to live in heaven.
3.                  Provide a school environment that enables students to achieve high levels of academic quality.
4.                  Provide a school environment that emphasizes the self-worth of each student and helps him/her to develop positive social interaction skills.
5.                  Encourage a holistic philosophy of the individual in a manner that promotes spiritual, mental, social and physical health.
6.                  Provides opportunities for students to practice a lifestyle of service to their communities, country and world.
7.                  Encourage the effective development of the students’ decision-making skills and personal responsibility.
8.                  To provide a safe environment for optimum learning.
 
 
 
(1)       

 

Philosophy

 
Seventh-day Adventist education is dedicated “to restore in man the image of his Maker, to bring him back to the perfection in which he was created, to promote the development of body, mind and soul, that the divine purpose of His creation might be realized.” Education pages 15-16.
 
A knowledge of God, His plan for our redemption, and the kind of persons men and women may become as they are restored to His likeness is of first importance throughout the total school experience.  Students are given opportunities to accept Jesus as their personal Savior.  Each student is challenged to develop a personal sense of mission for giving the gospel message to all the world in preparation for the soon return of Jesus.
 
Seventh-day Adventist education places a high estimate on the infinite worth of every individual and seeks to provide a climate in which a positive self- image may be developed.  Academic excellence is promoted by challenging students to use fully their intellectual capacities.  Physical and health education reflect the belief that the body is God’s temple.  Students are encouraged to take an active interest in making the community a better place to live, to appreciate the cultural differences and scientific advances of the age, and to develop positive attitudes toward all peoples.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(2)
Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School reserves the right to not give any final tests until all outstanding accounts have been taken care of.
 

Payments

 
Payments for school accounts can be brought to the school or mailed to the school treasurer at: 
 
Treasurer
Salmon Seventh-day Adventist School
400 Fairmont, Salmon, ID  83467.
 
Make remittances payable to Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School.  A monthly statement is sent out on all accounts to aid the parent/legal guardian with payment scheduling.
 

Withdrawing From School

 
When a student withdraws from the Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School during the school year, the parent/legal guardian must contact the treasurer to close the contractual agreement.  Charges will continue until this termination step is completed.  School records will not be forwarded for accounts whose contracts have not been satisfactorily terminated.
 
If a student is withdrawn or dismissed from school before the year is completed, tuition will be refunded for any remaining full months in the school year that have been paid for in advance.  Tuition will not be refunded for partial months in
attendance.
 
 
 
                                   
            (19)

Current Tuition

 
Tuition charges are for ten months. (September through June). Payment is to be made on or before the 10th of each month. Early, monthly payment or full tuition prepayment are welcome if that is what is preferred.  Please see the current years ‘Financial Agreement Form’ for the listed tuition.
 

Registration/Entrance Fee

 
Registration fee is currently set at $250 per student, payable on, or, before registration.
 

New Convert Subsidy

 
For eligibility requirements and benefits, please see the principal, or, pastor.
 

Financial Aid

 
A limited amount of financial assistance may be available through the church and/or conference.  If you need assistance in paying tuition, please contact the school treasurer or principal. 
 
It is the responsibility of the parent to meet with the school treasurer to make appropriate arrangements if even one monthly payment cannot be made.  All past due accounts are required to be paid in full before a student can register for the next school year.
 
 
 
 
 
                                               
(18)
 

STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

 
The philosophy of the Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School shall demonstrate through practical application that no discrimination shall be made among students as to race, sex, or religious creed.
 
WHAT SALMON SDA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL HAS TO OFFER YOU
 
·                     Idaho Certified teachers Grades 1-8
·                     Christ-centered curriculum
·                     Strong academic program
·                     Computer instruction on state-of-the-art computers
·                     Leadership training
·                     Extracurricular activities
·                     School library
·                     Working partnership between home and school
 

HISTORY OF SALMON SDA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

 
The first Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School was located on the corner of Hope and McPherson.  This school, which opened its doors in 1936, had previously been a country school on Hayden Creek.  It was cut in sections and moved to town by truck.  It is no longer standing.
 
A log house, converted to a school, was used for several years, until it was partially destroyed by fire.  For a number of years it was merely a pile of logs.  Several years ago a new log building, similar to the school building was built for a private residence using the original foundation.  This is located at the corner of Daisy and Idaho.
 
 
 
(3)
 
From 1948 to 1982, the frame school building on the corner of Monroe and Fairmont was in use.  It is currently occupied by the SDA Community Services.
 
 
The present school building on the corner of Bulwer and Fairmont was constructed by the church members and a Maranatha group.  It has been occupied since January 1983.
 
Since 1936 the Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Church has continuously operated and supported a church school.  Many graduates have continued their education at the academy or college level.
 

LINES OF COMMUNICATION       

 
The School Board meets once a month and makes announcements through the church bulletin and school newsletter.  The Board has an open meeting policy, meaning that any constituent or parent is welcome to attend as a non-voting participant.  The Board reserves the right to call executive sessions, at which time only board members are present.
 
The Annual Salmon Seventh-day Adventist School Constituency Meeting is scheduled as needed.
 
Most problems can be avoided by active communication between parent and teacher.   Parents should refrain from making critical remarks about the teacher or the school in the presence of the student.  Parents are encouraged to discuss any grievance or dissatisfaction with the teacher.   In the event of an unresolved situation, the matter may be brought first to the School Board chairperson, the pastor, or the conference Superintendent of Education.
 
                                               
 
 
(4)
2.   Subsidy from the Idaho Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
 
3.   Freewill offerings and donations.
 
4.   Tuition payments from patrons.  
 
Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School makes every effort to keep the school charges as low as is consistent with good business management.  The total cost of the establishment and operation of the school is not covered by tuition charges.  Members of the church who support the school invest a large amount of money yearly in order to equip and maintain it properly.
 
  • Students having an unpaid account with any school may not register until clearance has been obtained.
  • Registration is not official until the entrance fee and first month’s tuition are paid.  Entrance fees help to cover the cost of insurance, library acquisitions, art and computer testing and consumable textbooks.
  • Registration fees are non-refundable and are not discounted for late enrollment.
  • Eighth graders may take part in graduation services; however, diplomas will be issued when accounts are cleared.
  • It is policy of schools within the North Pacific Union Conference to withhold cumulative folders of academic credit (where not in violation of state law) until student accounts are paid or until satisfactory financial arrange-ments have been made; but when a student transfers to another school, the cumulative folder will be forwarded to the new school when requested.
  • Before a student is enrolled, the parent/legal guardian accepts responsibility by signing a financial contract.
 
 
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Telephone

 
The school phone is for school-related matter only.  Students should not be called during instructional hours.  A student will not be called out of class to answer a phone call except in cases of emergency.  Students must not use the phone without permission from the staff.  Arrangements for after school should be made prior to arrival at school.
 

Transportation

 
Parents and guardians are expected to ensure transportation of your child to and from school.  If a child rides a bicycle to school, he must park it in the designated area and not ride it during school hours.  Students will not leave campus by other than their regular or prearranged transportation.
 

Visitors

 
Parents and other interested adults are welcome to visit the school.   A courtesy call to the teacher would be appreciated.  This will also verify that the students are not scheduled for a field trip or other special activities.  Only those children registered for the current school year are allowed on campus during school hours unless prior approval from the teacher has been made for visitors.
 

FINANCIAL POLICY

 
Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School is supported by four sources:
 
1.        Subsidies from Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Church.
 
 
 
(16)
If the problem remains unresolved, the matter may then be brought to the School Board for their consideration via the Board chairperson.
 
Parents and others are urged to talk over business with the teacher outside of school hours, not during class or recess.
 
The teacher has the authority to suspend a student until the staff and School Board have considered the case and taken action.
 
Regulations adopted by the school administration and publicly announced will have the same force as if printed in the Handbook.
 

ACADEMIC INFORMATION

 
Seventh-day Adventists operate a worldwide education system including over 1200 elementary schools, 93 high schools, and 13 colleges and universities in North America.  Idaho operates 15 elementary schools and one boarding high school.
 
SDA curriculum is designed to provide quality academics with Christian emphasis.  It is a standard curriculum of English, spelling, handwriting, mathematics, social studies, and science with reading selections including true character building and historical stories.  Creationism is taught in both Bible and science classes, Bible study teaches application of principles demonstrated in scriptural stories.
 
Iowa Tests of Basic Skills is a standardized achievement test used to monitor progress.
 
 
 
 
 
                                               
(5)

Eighth Grade Graduation Requirements

 
In order to satisfy the North Pacific Union Conference and the Idaho State Education Code requirements for eighth grade completion, students must present evidence of having completed:
            Religion                       English
            Mathematics                Spelling
            Social Studies             Reading
            Physical Education     Science/Health
 
And one or more of the following to meet an elective requirement:
            Art                               Music
            Practical Arts              Computer
 

Report Cards

 
Report cards indicating the scholastic achievement and progress of each student are sent home at the end of each grading period.  If a parent has a question about the grading system, the teacher should be contacted immediately.  It is the responsibility of the parent to provide a proper study atmosphere at home, and an adequate uninterrupted study time.
 

Parent-Teacher Conferences

 
There will be a scheduled parent-teacher conference at the end of the first and third grading period.  However, a parent is welcome to request an appointment with the teacher at any time.  These conferences may be initiated by either the parent or the teacher.
 
 
 
 
                                               
(6)

Medical

 
In case of serious illness or accident, the school will attempt to contact the parent or guardian.  If this person cannot be reached, and in the judgment of the teacher immediate medical attention is needed, the teacher will summon or take the child to receive medical aid in accordance with the signed parental consent to treatment form on file.
 
The parent must send a written note to school if a student is limited in any way physically.  If it is a continuing condition, a note from a physician is required.
 
Teachers are authorized to administer oral medication, whether prescription or over-the-counter, to students during school hours ONLY after parents and the physician have signed permission forms.  It is our policy that such medication will only be administered when failure to receive the medication may result in the student being unable to attend school and/or be well enough to participate in learning activities.
 

Student Insurance

 
Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School follows the Christian Educators Insurance Trust standards and policies in regard to student insurance.  In order to file a claim, students will be covered for up to one hour while traveling to and from school directly and uninterruptedly.  Injuries to children while going to or from school must be reported immediately to the teacher.
 
The parent or guardian will receive a statement of insurance coverage provisions at registration.
 
 
 
 
                                                (15)
 
School clothing should be neat, modest, healthful and appropriate.  Clothing should be kept clean and in good repair.  Ripped, worn-out, or other tattered clothing is not acceptable.  Other examples of unacceptable attire are:  tight fitting clothes, short skirts, low-cut necklines, short shorts (walking shorts are acceptable), tank tops or outfits that show the midriff.
 
Hair should be modest, clean, and neat.
 
Footwear is required.  Parents should ensure that their children are dressed to the needs of the weather.
 
The teacher has the authority to determine the appropriateness of the students’ attire and, if necessary, to send an inappropriately dressed student home.
 

Extracurricular Activities/Field Trips

 
Many educational benefits are derived from regular field trips scheduled throughout the school year.  Your child will be well supervised and care taken for his/her safety.  A permission slip must be signed before a student can participate in field trips.  The same rules of conduct and dress for on-campus activities apply to off-campus activities.
 
Persons driving for field trips must pass a screening process and give proof of adequate insurance and have a seat belt for each child transported.
 

Fire Drills

 
As required by the Idaho State Law, the insurance company and in compliance with the recommendation of the General Conference, it is necessary to conduct a fire drill at least once each month.  These fire drills will be unannounced.
 
 
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Retention

 
According to the NPUC Education Code, a student who is unable to achieve grade-level expectancy must be given special consideration.  The teacher is to counsel with the parent(s) and the student(s) to ensure understanding and cooperation in the student’s placement.
 
In instances where retention at a given grade level is under consideration, the teacher is to consult the Conference Superintendent of Schools.
 
Retention may be considered for a student who has not met minimum requirements in three (3) major subjects (Bible, reading, English, math, social studies, or science).  After the teacher has counseled with the student, parent(s) and Conference Superintendent of Schools, retention may be recommended. 
 

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

 
In harmony with Idaho State Law, a student must be at least six years of age by September 1 to enter first grade.   (Idaho Code Section 33-201).  Each student beginning formal schooling may be tested for readiness.
 
Salmon SDA Christian School welcomes any student that desires a Christian education and is willing to support the principles and regulations of the school, regardless of race or gender.  In order to safeguard the scholastic, spiritual, and moral atmosphere of the school, the school reserves the right
to refuse admittance or to dismiss any student if the school feels that it is unable to be of adequate benefit to the student.
 
 
 
 
                                                (7)
Salmon SDA Christian School has not been established for the purpose of offering special education, and is, therefore, unable to accept pupils who are on the extreme ends of the developmental spectrum, either scholastically gifted or deprived, or who have behavioral problems or serious disabilities.
 
Students are accepted only by action of the School Board after formal application.  Conditional acceptance may be made by the principal, subject to action by the School Board.  The student’s records will be reviewed at the end of a probation period (the first 45 days of attendance).  Students transferring from another school are accepted subject to receipt of an official cumulative folder and acceptable recommendations within 30 days. 
 

PREVIOUS ACCOUNTS DUE 

 
All previous accounts with the school must be paid before registration unless satisfactory written arrangements have been made with the school board.
 

MEDICAL EXAMS

 
Medical examinations, including a thorough eye exam, are required for all new students and those entering grade 1.  Students in any grade may be asked to take a physical examination.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                               
 
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  • Fire hazards, such as fireworks, matches, lighters or candles
  • Tobacco, alcohol or illegal drugs
  • Snowball throwing in and around the campus buildings
  • Unauthorized entry into the school building or any room therein
  • Wrongful use of the playground equipment and throwing of gravel and dirt
  • Unauthorized use of computers
 

Destruction of Property

 
Charges for damage to school property, including labor and materials, will be added to the bill of the student responsible for the damage.  If the damage is deliberate, the student may face additional consequences.
 

Dress Code

 
Within the school family there will be different views on appropriate school clothing.  “In dress as in all things it is our privilege to honor our Creator.  He desires our clothing to be not only neat and healthful, but appropriate and becoming.”  Education p. 248.
 
How a student dresses affects, to some degree, his/her behavior in school.  What an individual wears makes a public statement about that person, as well as about the school he/she attends.  Therefore, students’ apparel is to be modest, clean, neat, and not faddish.  The use of makeup, colored nail polish, jewelry, and extremes in clothing styles is inappropriate.  Simplicity and good taste is encouraged.
 
 
 
 
 
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Closed Campus Policy

 
Students must remain on campus during school hours unless under school supervision or personally accompanied by a parent/legal guardian.  A written note to the teacher from the parent/legal guardian is required before students may be allowed to leave campus.
 

Conduct

 
Christian standards of conduct are upheld as Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School.  The high moral principles of respect to God and each other are expected.  The student who presents him/herself for admission, therefore, pledges to conform to the school’s standards of conduct.   By breaking this pledge, one may forfeit the privilege of attending. 
 
The following will not be permitted and will be subject to disciplinary action:
 
  • Profanity, slang, or filthy language
  • Obscene literature or pictures
  • Personal radios or video games
  • Destruction of school property
  • Wrongful conduct to other students
  • Disrespect of teacher or others
  • Any object, manufactured or handmade, which is unsafe or detrimental to the school or students
  • Criticizing or undermining the religious ideals of the school
  • Discussion of inappropriate movies, videos, or TV programs
  • Lewd conduct
 
 
 
BULLYING/CYBERBULLYING
 
Salmon SDA School prohibits bullying, or cyberbullying, of any kind.  Any violation of this policy is considered a serious offense and appropriate action will be taken in response to a violation.
(12)

Immunizations

 
Current immunization records and other pertinent health-related information must be presented at registration.  All students must be up-to-date by opening day of school each year or forfeit attendance without tuition refund until in compliance.  Idaho State Law requires immunizations need to be current, unless the parent/legal guardian signs a written certification that immunization is contrary to religious or philosophical beliefs, or if a physician signs a written certification stating that a particular vaccine is not advisable for the child.
 

ACCELERATION

 
Criteria for acceleration are to be based on the following minimal requirements:
 
·                     The student is to be evaluated by the teacher in consultation with the Idaho Conference Office of Education and according to NPUC guidelines.  
                                                                    
·                     The student must demonstrate satisfactory evidence of emotional and social readiness.                              
 
·                     The teacher must submit a request to the Conference Office of Education before initiating acceleration.
 
·                     Ordinarily, students should be limited to one acceleration experience.
 
 
 
 
 
 
(9)
 

STUDENT POLICIES AND AFFAIRS

 

Attendance

 
A child must attend classes for a minimum of 80% of the school year (Idaho Conference policy).  A half-day of school will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. without a lunch.
 
Students should not arrive at school before 8:05 a.m.  Students not in their seats at 8:30 a.m. are considered tardy.  Latecomers disrupt worship and miss instruction.
 
Students must not arrive in the building or on campus sooner than 25 minutes before school begins and must leave the building and grounds as soon as they are dismissed at the close of the day.  All students must leave the building and campus no later than 15 minutes after dismissal.  Any exceptions should be pre-arranged with the teacher.  Students will not leave campus by other than their regular or prearranged transportation.
 
Regular and prompt attendance at all school appointments is expected of every child.  According to Idaho State Code, sickness or death in the immediate family are the only valid excuses for absence.  Students should not come to school if they have an infectious or contagious disease.  Parents must make proper arrangements with the teacher before keeping a child out of school for reasons other than illness or death in the family.
 
 
 
 
 
                                   
 
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Dental and medical appointments should be taken care of outside of school hours or during vacation periods whenever possible.
 
Idaho State Law indicates 18 absences in a year are conducive for a student to repeat the same grade.  Excused absences give credence as to why the student might find mercy and move to the next grade.  In the eyes of the State of Idaho, three tardies constitute an absence.  Work for unexcused absences or tardiness may be made up at the discretion of the teacher.  Unexcused absences or tardiness may involve School Board action.
 

Attitudes

 
Whenever in the judgment of the staff and School Board, the student’s connection with the school is no longer profitable to him/herself, his/her influence is detrimental to others, or when previous attempts to help the student have not brought about the necessary results, parents will be requested to voluntarily withdraw the student from the school or the student may be expelled.
 

Advanced Bible Study Classes

 
The pastor may offer a Bible study class to students who wish to be instructed in a variety of Bible subjects that relate to a student's spiritual needs.  This will be provided with the parent's knowledge and support.  We believe the Bible holds the answers to many perplexing human issues and we invite students to seek these answers.
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                (11)
 
 
 
 

Salmon

Seventh-day Adventist
Christian School
 
~~~~~
400 Fairmont
Salmon, Idaho
83467
Phone: 208-756-4439
 
 
 
 
 
Notes:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revised 04/11
 
 
 
 
 
 

Salmon

Seventh-day Adventist

Christian School

Handbook

 

 
 
Accredited by
Northwest Association of Accredited Schools
And
North Pacific Union Conference of
Seventh-day Adventi

PERSONAL ELECTRONICS

 

The private use of personal electronics on school premises during school hours is not conducive to a positive learning experience as they impede good study habits and provide distractions to other students and teachers.
 
Personal electronics include, but are not limited to, the following:
 
  • Music players
  • DVD/CD/tape players
  • MP3 players
  • I-Pods and similar devices
  • Cell phones
  • Pagers
  • Laptop computers
  • PDA’s
  • Voice recorders
  • Video game devices
  • Video cameras
  • Digital cameras
 
All personal electronic devices must be turned off upon entering the school premises.
 
All personal electronic devices must be stored in the student’s locker or desk during school hours.
 
Cell phones and pagers are not to be used during school hours.  Emergency calls to students during school hours should be made to the school phone.
 
The use of personal electronic devices on school sponsored trips will be at the discretion of the sponsor and/or chaperone.
 
Personal electronic devices may not be used during any worship services.
 
Inappropriate content on personal electronic devices will not be tolerated and may be considered grounds for disciplinary action up to, and including suspension or dismissal.
 
Video and digital cameras may be used during the school day only with the permission of the principal or teacher.
 
Consequences of violating this policy:
 
1st offence -   Confiscation of the device for two days.
                       Parent or guardian may pick up device from
                       principal after the confiscation period.
2nd offense -   Confiscation of the device for two weeks.
                       Parent/guardian and student must have a
                       counseling session with principal.  The
                       device will not be returned until after the
                       counseling session.
3rd offense -   Suspension, length to be determined by the
                       principal.

 

WEAPONS

 
Any student who is determined to have carried or possessed a firearm or other dangerous weapon onto school premises, school provided transportation, or to other places where a school sponsored activity is taking place, shall be subject to immediate expulsion.  If requested by the parent or legal guardian, the case may be reviewed by the School Board and modifications to the action made as deemed appropriate.
 
Students in violation of this policy shall be promptly reported to his/her parents or legal guardian and, as required by law, reported to the local law enforcement agency.
 
Dangerous weapons include, but are not excluded to:
 
  • Any firearm
  • Any instrument or weapon of the kind usually known  as a sling shot
  • Sand club
  • Metal knuckles
  • Any steel-bladed knife
  • Any knife, the blade of which is automatically released by a spring mechanism or other mechanical device
  • Any knife having a blade which opens or falls or is ejected into position by force or by an outward, downward, or centrifugal thrust or movement
  • Other items such as chains, etc.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
           
(20)

MISSION STATEMENT 

 
Salmon Seventh-day Adventist School is a Christian multi-grade school committed to providing a quality Christian education for students in grades 1-8.  It is our purpose to assist in the development of the whole student (spiritual, physical, mental, and social), thus enabling the student to be of significant service to society as a result of his/her education and Christian worldview.  This service is offered to all students who desire to learn in this setting, regardless of race, creed, color, or national origin.  In support of the above mission, it is our goal to:
 
1.                  Provide certified instructional staff, who are dedicated Christians and positive role models.
2.                  Provide a school climate that will encourage each student to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ in preparation to live in heaven.
3.                  Provide a school environment that enables students to achieve high levels of academic quality.
4.                  Provide a school environment that emphasizes the self-worth of each student and helps him/her to develop positive social interaction skills.
5.                  Encourage a holistic philosophy of the individual in a manner that promotes spiritual, mental, social and physical health.
6.                  Provides opportunities for students to practice a lifestyle of service to their communities, country and world.
7.                  Encourage the effective development of the students’ decision-making skills and personal responsibility.
8.                  To provide a safe environment for optimum learning.
 
 
 
(1)       

 

Philosophy

 
Seventh-day Adventist education is dedicated “to restore in man the image of his Maker, to bring him back to the perfection in which he was created, to promote the development of body, mind and soul, that the divine purpose of His creation might be realized.” Education pages 15-16.
 
A knowledge of God, His plan for our redemption, and the kind of persons men and women may become as they are restored to His likeness is of first importance throughout the total school experience.  Students are given opportunities to accept Jesus as their personal Savior.  Each student is challenged to develop a personal sense of mission for giving the gospel message to all the world in preparation for the soon return of Jesus.
 
Seventh-day Adventist education places a high estimate on the infinite worth of every individual and seeks to provide a climate in which a positive self- image may be developed.  Academic excellence is promoted by challenging students to use fully their intellectual capacities.  Physical and health education reflect the belief that the body is God’s temple.  Students are encouraged to take an active interest in making the community a better place to live, to appreciate the cultural differences and scientific advances of the age, and to develop positive attitudes toward all peoples.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(2)
Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School reserves the right to not give any final tests until all outstanding accounts have been taken care of.
 

Payments

 
Payments for school accounts can be brought to the school or mailed to the school treasurer at: 
 
Treasurer
Salmon Seventh-day Adventist School
400 Fairmont, Salmon, ID  83467.
 
Make remittances payable to Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School.  A monthly statement is sent out on all accounts to aid the parent/legal guardian with payment scheduling.
 

Withdrawing From School

 
When a student withdraws from the Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School during the school year, the parent/legal guardian must contact the treasurer to close the contractual agreement.  Charges will continue until this termination step is completed.  School records will not be forwarded for accounts whose contracts have not been satisfactorily terminated.
 
If a student is withdrawn or dismissed from school before the year is completed, tuition will be refunded for any remaining full months in the school year that have been paid for in advance.  Tuition will not be refunded for partial months in
attendance.
 
 
 
                                   
            (19)

Current Tuition

 
Tuition charges are for ten months. (September through June). Payment is to be made on or before the 10th of each month. Early, monthly payment or full tuition prepayment are welcome if that is what is preferred.  Please see the current years ‘Financial Agreement Form’ for the listed tuition.
 

Registration/Entrance Fee

 
Registration fee is currently set at $250 per student, payable on, or, before registration.
 

New Convert Subsidy

 
For eligibility requirements and benefits, please see the principal, or, pastor.
 

Financial Aid

 
A limited amount of financial assistance may be available through the church and/or conference.  If you need assistance in paying tuition, please contact the school treasurer or principal. 
 
It is the responsibility of the parent to meet with the school treasurer to make appropriate arrangements if even one monthly payment cannot be made.  All past due accounts are required to be paid in full before a student can register for the next school year.
 
 
 
 
 
                                               
(18)
 

STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

 
The philosophy of the Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School shall demonstrate through practical application that no discrimination shall be made among students as to race, sex, or religious creed.
 
WHAT SALMON SDA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL HAS TO OFFER YOU
 
·                     Idaho Certified teachers Grades 1-8
·                     Christ-centered curriculum
·                     Strong academic program
·                     Computer instruction on state-of-the-art computers
·                     Leadership training
·                     Extracurricular activities
·                     School library
·                     Working partnership between home and school
 

HISTORY OF SALMON SDA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

 
The first Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School was located on the corner of Hope and McPherson.  This school, which opened its doors in 1936, had previously been a country school on Hayden Creek.  It was cut in sections and moved to town by truck.  It is no longer standing.
 
A log house, converted to a school, was used for several years, until it was partially destroyed by fire.  For a number of years it was merely a pile of logs.  Several years ago a new log building, similar to the school building was built for a private residence using the original foundation.  This is located at the corner of Daisy and Idaho.
 
 
 
(3)
 
From 1948 to 1982, the frame school building on the corner of Monroe and Fairmont was in use.  It is currently occupied by the SDA Community Services.
 
 
The present school building on the corner of Bulwer and Fairmont was constructed by the church members and a Maranatha group.  It has been occupied since January 1983.
 
Since 1936 the Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Church has continuously operated and supported a church school.  Many graduates have continued their education at the academy or college level.
 

LINES OF COMMUNICATION       

 
The School Board meets once a month and makes announcements through the church bulletin and school newsletter.  The Board has an open meeting policy, meaning that any constituent or parent is welcome to attend as a non-voting participant.  The Board reserves the right to call executive sessions, at which time only board members are present.
 
The Annual Salmon Seventh-day Adventist School Constituency Meeting is scheduled as needed.
 
Most problems can be avoided by active communication between parent and teacher.   Parents should refrain from making critical remarks about the teacher or the school in the presence of the student.  Parents are encouraged to discuss any grievance or dissatisfaction with the teacher.   In the event of an unresolved situation, the matter may be brought first to the School Board chairperson, the pastor, or the conference Superintendent of Education.
 
                                               
 
 
(4)
2.   Subsidy from the Idaho Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
 
3.   Freewill offerings and donations.
 
4.   Tuition payments from patrons.  
 
Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School makes every effort to keep the school charges as low as is consistent with good business management.  The total cost of the establishment and operation of the school is not covered by tuition charges.  Members of the church who support the school invest a large amount of money yearly in order to equip and maintain it properly.
 
  • Students having an unpaid account with any school may not register until clearance has been obtained.
  • Registration is not official until the entrance fee and first month’s tuition are paid.  Entrance fees help to cover the cost of insurance, library acquisitions, art and computer testing and consumable textbooks.
  • Registration fees are non-refundable and are not discounted for late enrollment.
  • Eighth graders may take part in graduation services; however, diplomas will be issued when accounts are cleared.
  • It is policy of schools within the North Pacific Union Conference to withhold cumulative folders of academic credit (where not in violation of state law) until student accounts are paid or until satisfactory financial arrange-ments have been made; but when a student transfers to another school, the cumulative folder will be forwarded to the new school when requested.
  • Before a student is enrolled, the parent/legal guardian accepts responsibility by signing a financial contract.
 
 
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Telephone

 
The school phone is for school-related matter only.  Students should not be called during instructional hours.  A student will not be called out of class to answer a phone call except in cases of emergency.  Students must not use the phone without permission from the staff.  Arrangements for after school should be made prior to arrival at school.
 

Transportation

 
Parents and guardians are expected to ensure transportation of your child to and from school.  If a child rides a bicycle to school, he must park it in the designated area and not ride it during school hours.  Students will not leave campus by other than their regular or prearranged transportation.
 

Visitors

 
Parents and other interested adults are welcome to visit the school.   A courtesy call to the teacher would be appreciated.  This will also verify that the students are not scheduled for a field trip or other special activities.  Only those children registered for the current school year are allowed on campus during school hours unless prior approval from the teacher has been made for visitors.
 

FINANCIAL POLICY

 
Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School is supported by four sources:
 
1.        Subsidies from Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Church.
 
 
 
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If the problem remains unresolved, the matter may then be brought to the School Board for their consideration via the Board chairperson.
 
Parents and others are urged to talk over business with the teacher outside of school hours, not during class or recess.
 
The teacher has the authority to suspend a student until the staff and School Board have considered the case and taken action.
 
Regulations adopted by the school administration and publicly announced will have the same force as if printed in the Handbook.
 

ACADEMIC INFORMATION

 
Seventh-day Adventists operate a worldwide education system including over 1200 elementary schools, 93 high schools, and 13 colleges and universities in North America.  Idaho operates 15 elementary schools and one boarding high school.
 
SDA curriculum is designed to provide quality academics with Christian emphasis.  It is a standard curriculum of English, spelling, handwriting, mathematics, social studies, and science with reading selections including true character building and historical stories.  Creationism is taught in both Bible and science classes, Bible study teaches application of principles demonstrated in scriptural stories.
 
Iowa Tests of Basic Skills is a standardized achievement test used to monitor progress.
 
 
 
 
 
                                               
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Eighth Grade Graduation Requirements

 
In order to satisfy the North Pacific Union Conference and the Idaho State Education Code requirements for eighth grade completion, students must present evidence of having completed:
            Religion                       English
            Mathematics                Spelling
            Social Studies             Reading
            Physical Education     Science/Health
 
And one or more of the following to meet an elective requirement:
            Art                               Music
            Practical Arts              Computer
 

Report Cards

 
Report cards indicating the scholastic achievement and progress of each student are sent home at the end of each grading period.  If a parent has a question about the grading system, the teacher should be contacted immediately.  It is the responsibility of the parent to provide a proper study atmosphere at home, and an adequate uninterrupted study time.
 

Parent-Teacher Conferences

 
There will be a scheduled parent-teacher conference at the end of the first and third grading period.  However, a parent is welcome to request an appointment with the teacher at any time.  These conferences may be initiated by either the parent or the teacher.
 
 
 
 
                                               
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Medical

 
In case of serious illness or accident, the school will attempt to contact the parent or guardian.  If this person cannot be reached, and in the judgment of the teacher immediate medical attention is needed, the teacher will summon or take the child to receive medical aid in accordance with the signed parental consent to treatment form on file.
 
The parent must send a written note to school if a student is limited in any way physically.  If it is a continuing condition, a note from a physician is required.
 
Teachers are authorized to administer oral medication, whether prescription or over-the-counter, to students during school hours ONLY after parents and the physician have signed permission forms.  It is our policy that such medication will only be administered when failure to receive the medication may result in the student being unable to attend school and/or be well enough to participate in learning activities.
 

Student Insurance

 
Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School follows the Christian Educators Insurance Trust standards and policies in regard to student insurance.  In order to file a claim, students will be covered for up to one hour while traveling to and from school directly and uninterruptedly.  Injuries to children while going to or from school must be reported immediately to the teacher.
 
The parent or guardian will receive a statement of insurance coverage provisions at registration.
 
 
 
 
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School clothing should be neat, modest, healthful and appropriate.  Clothing should be kept clean and in good repair.  Ripped, worn-out, or other tattered clothing is not acceptable.  Other examples of unacceptable attire are:  tight fitting clothes, short skirts, low-cut necklines, short shorts (walking shorts are acceptable), tank tops or outfits that show the midriff.
 
Hair should be modest, clean, and neat.
 
Footwear is required.  Parents should ensure that their children are dressed to the needs of the weather.
 
The teacher has the authority to determine the appropriateness of the students’ attire and, if necessary, to send an inappropriately dressed student home.
 

Extracurricular Activities/Field Trips

 
Many educational benefits are derived from regular field trips scheduled throughout the school year.  Your child will be well supervised and care taken for his/her safety.  A permission slip must be signed before a student can participate in field trips.  The same rules of conduct and dress for on-campus activities apply to off-campus activities.
 
Persons driving for field trips must pass a screening process and give proof of adequate insurance and have a seat belt for each child transported.
 

Fire Drills

 
As required by the Idaho State Law, the insurance company and in compliance with the recommendation of the General Conference, it is necessary to conduct a fire drill at least once each month.  These fire drills will be unannounced.
 
 
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Retention

 
According to the NPUC Education Code, a student who is unable to achieve grade-level expectancy must be given special consideration.  The teacher is to counsel with the parent(s) and the student(s) to ensure understanding and cooperation in the student’s placement.
 
In instances where retention at a given grade level is under consideration, the teacher is to consult the Conference Superintendent of Schools.
 
Retention may be considered for a student who has not met minimum requirements in three (3) major subjects (Bible, reading, English, math, social studies, or science).  After the teacher has counseled with the student, parent(s) and Conference Superintendent of Schools, retention may be recommended. 
 

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

 
In harmony with Idaho State Law, a student must be at least six years of age by September 1 to enter first grade.   (Idaho Code Section 33-201).  Each student beginning formal schooling may be tested for readiness.
 
Salmon SDA Christian School welcomes any student that desires a Christian education and is willing to support the principles and regulations of the school, regardless of race or gender.  In order to safeguard the scholastic, spiritual, and moral atmosphere of the school, the school reserves the right
to refuse admittance or to dismiss any student if the school feels that it is unable to be of adequate benefit to the student.
 
 
 
 
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Salmon SDA Christian School has not been established for the purpose of offering special education, and is, therefore, unable to accept pupils who are on the extreme ends of the developmental spectrum, either scholastically gifted or deprived, or who have behavioral problems or serious disabilities.
 
Students are accepted only by action of the School Board after formal application.  Conditional acceptance may be made by the principal, subject to action by the School Board.  The student’s records will be reviewed at the end of a probation period (the first 45 days of attendance).  Students transferring from another school are accepted subject to receipt of an official cumulative folder and acceptable recommendations within 30 days. 
 

PREVIOUS ACCOUNTS DUE 

 
All previous accounts with the school must be paid before registration unless satisfactory written arrangements have been made with the school board.
 

MEDICAL EXAMS

 
Medical examinations, including a thorough eye exam, are required for all new students and those entering grade 1.  Students in any grade may be asked to take a physical examination.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                               
 
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  • Fire hazards, such as fireworks, matches, lighters or candles
  • Tobacco, alcohol or illegal drugs
  • Snowball throwing in and around the campus buildings
  • Unauthorized entry into the school building or any room therein
  • Wrongful use of the playground equipment and throwing of gravel and dirt
  • Unauthorized use of computers
 

Destruction of Property

 
Charges for damage to school property, including labor and materials, will be added to the bill of the student responsible for the damage.  If the damage is deliberate, the student may face additional consequences.
 

Dress Code

 
Within the school family there will be different views on appropriate school clothing.  “In dress as in all things it is our privilege to honor our Creator.  He desires our clothing to be not only neat and healthful, but appropriate and becoming.”  Education p. 248.
 
How a student dresses affects, to some degree, his/her behavior in school.  What an individual wears makes a public statement about that person, as well as about the school he/she attends.  Therefore, students’ apparel is to be modest, clean, neat, and not faddish.  The use of makeup, colored nail polish, jewelry, and extremes in clothing styles is inappropriate.  Simplicity and good taste is encouraged.
 
 
 
 
 
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Closed Campus Policy

 
Students must remain on campus during school hours unless under school supervision or personally accompanied by a parent/legal guardian.  A written note to the teacher from the parent/legal guardian is required before students may be allowed to leave campus.
 

Conduct

 
Christian standards of conduct are upheld as Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School.  The high moral principles of respect to God and each other are expected.  The student who presents him/herself for admission, therefore, pledges to conform to the school’s standards of conduct.   By breaking this pledge, one may forfeit the privilege of attending. 
 
The following will not be permitted and will be subject to disciplinary action:
 
  • Profanity, slang, or filthy language
  • Obscene literature or pictures
  • Personal radios or video games
  • Destruction of school property
  • Wrongful conduct to other students
  • Disrespect of teacher or others
  • Any object, manufactured or handmade, which is unsafe or detrimental to the school or students
  • Criticizing or undermining the religious ideals of the school
  • Discussion of inappropriate movies, videos, or TV programs
  • Lewd conduct
 
 
 
BULLYING/CYBERBULLYING
 
Salmon SDA School prohibits bullying, or cyberbullying, of any kind.  Any violation of this policy is considered a serious offense and appropriate action will be taken in response to a violation.
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Immunizations

 
Current immunization records and other pertinent health-related information must be presented at registration.  All students must be up-to-date by opening day of school each year or forfeit attendance without tuition refund until in compliance.  Idaho State Law requires immunizations need to be current, unless the parent/legal guardian signs a written certification that immunization is contrary to religious or philosophical beliefs, or if a physician signs a written certification stating that a particular vaccine is not advisable for the child.
 

ACCELERATION

 
Criteria for acceleration are to be based on the following minimal requirements:
 
·                     The student is to be evaluated by the teacher in consultation with the Idaho Conference Office of Education and according to NPUC guidelines.  
                                                                    
·                     The student must demonstrate satisfactory evidence of emotional and social readiness.                              
 
·                     The teacher must submit a request to the Conference Office of Education before initiating acceleration.
 
·                     Ordinarily, students should be limited to one acceleration experience.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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STUDENT POLICIES AND AFFAIRS

 

Attendance

 
A child must attend classes for a minimum of 80% of the school year (Idaho Conference policy).  A half-day of school will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. without a lunch.
 
Students should not arrive at school before 8:05 a.m.  Students not in their seats at 8:30 a.m. are considered tardy.  Latecomers disrupt worship and miss instruction.
 
Students must not arrive in the building or on campus sooner than 25 minutes before school begins and must leave the building and grounds as soon as they are dismissed at the close of the day.  All students must leave the building and campus no later than 15 minutes after dismissal.  Any exceptions should be pre-arranged with the teacher.  Students will not leave campus by other than their regular or prearranged transportation.
 
Regular and prompt attendance at all school appointments is expected of every child.  According to Idaho State Code, sickness or death in the immediate family are the only valid excuses for absence.  Students should not come to school if they have an infectious or contagious disease.  Parents must make proper arrangements with the teacher before keeping a child out of school for reasons other than illness or death in the family.
 
 
 
 
 
                                   
 
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Dental and medical appointments should be taken care of outside of school hours or during vacation periods whenever possible.
 
Idaho State Law indicates 18 absences in a year are conducive for a student to repeat the same grade.  Excused absences give credence as to why the student might find mercy and move to the next grade.  In the eyes of the State of Idaho, three tardies constitute an absence.  Work for unexcused absences or tardiness may be made up at the discretion of the teacher.  Unexcused absences or tardiness may involve School Board action.
 

Attitudes

 
Whenever in the judgment of the staff and School Board, the student’s connection with the school is no longer profitable to him/herself, his/her influence is detrimental to others, or when previous attempts to help the student have not brought about the necessary results, parents will be requested to voluntarily withdraw the student from the school or the student may be expelled.
 

Advanced Bible Study Classes

 
The pastor may offer a Bible study class to students who wish to be instructed in a variety of Bible subjects that relate to a student's spiritual needs.  This will be provided with the parent's knowledge and support.  We believe the Bible holds the answers to many perplexing human issues and we invite students to seek these answers.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Salmon

Seventh-day Adventist
Christian School
 
~~~~~
400 Fairmont
Salmon, Idaho
83467
Phone: 208-756-4439
 
 
 
 
 
Notes:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revised 04/11
 
 
 
 
 
 

Salmon

Seventh-day Adventist

Christian School

Handbook

 

 
 
Accredited by
Northwest Association of Accredited Schools
And
North Pacific Union Conference of
Seventh-day Adventi

PERSONAL ELECTRONICS

 

The private use of personal electronics on school premises during school hours is not conducive to a positive learning experience as they impede good study habits and provide distractions to other students and teachers.
 
Personal electronics include, but are not limited to, the following:
 
  • Music players
  • DVD/CD/tape players
  • MP3 players
  • I-Pods and similar devices
  • Cell phones
  • Pagers
  • Laptop computers
  • PDA’s
  • Voice recorders
  • Video game devices
  • Video cameras
  • Digital cameras
 
All personal electronic devices must be turned off upon entering the school premises.
 
All personal electronic devices must be stored in the student’s locker or desk during school hours.
 
Cell phones and pagers are not to be used during school hours.  Emergency calls to students during school hours should be made to the school phone.
 
The use of personal electronic devices on school sponsored trips will be at the discretion of the sponsor and/or chaperone.
 
Personal electronic devices may not be used during any worship services.
 
Inappropriate content on personal electronic devices will not be tolerated and may be considered grounds for disciplinary action up to, and including suspension or dismissal.
 
Video and digital cameras may be used during the school day only with the permission of the principal or teacher.
 
Consequences of violating this policy:
 
1st offence -   Confiscation of the device for two days.
                       Parent or guardian may pick up device from
                       principal after the confiscation period.
2nd offense -   Confiscation of the device for two weeks.
                       Parent/guardian and student must have a
                       counseling session with principal.  The
                       device will not be returned until after the
                       counseling session.
3rd offense -   Suspension, length to be determined by the
                       principal.

 

WEAPONS

 
Any student who is determined to have carried or possessed a firearm or other dangerous weapon onto school premises, school provided transportation, or to other places where a school sponsored activity is taking place, shall be subject to immediate expulsion.  If requested by the parent or legal guardian, the case may be reviewed by the School Board and modifications to the action made as deemed appropriate.
 
Students in violation of this policy shall be promptly reported to his/her parents or legal guardian and, as required by law, reported to the local law enforcement agency.
 
Dangerous weapons include, but are not excluded to:
 
  • Any firearm
  • Any instrument or weapon of the kind usually known  as a sling shot
  • Sand club
  • Metal knuckles
  • Any steel-bladed knife
  • Any knife, the blade of which is automatically released by a spring mechanism or other mechanical device
  • Any knife having a blade which opens or falls or is ejected into position by force or by an outward, downward, or centrifugal thrust or movement
  • Other items such as chains, etc.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
           
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MISSION STATEMENT 

 
Salmon Seventh-day Adventist School is a Christian multi-grade school committed to providing a quality Christian education for students in grades 1-8.  It is our purpose to assist in the development of the whole student (spiritual, physical, mental, and social), thus enabling the student to be of significant service to society as a result of his/her education and Christian worldview.  This service is offered to all students who desire to learn in this setting, regardless of race, creed, color, or national origin.  In support of the above mission, it is our goal to:
 
1.                  Provide certified instructional staff, who are dedicated Christians and positive role models.
2.                  Provide a school climate that will encourage each student to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ in preparation to live in heaven.
3.                  Provide a school environment that enables students to achieve high levels of academic quality.
4.                  Provide a school environment that emphasizes the self-worth of each student and helps him/her to develop positive social interaction skills.
5.                  Encourage a holistic philosophy of the individual in a manner that promotes spiritual, mental, social and physical health.
6.                  Provides opportunities for students to practice a lifestyle of service to their communities, country and world.
7.                  Encourage the effective development of the students’ decision-making skills and personal responsibility.
8.                  To provide a safe environment for optimum learning.
 
 
 
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Philosophy

 
Seventh-day Adventist education is dedicated “to restore in man the image of his Maker, to bring him back to the perfection in which he was created, to promote the development of body, mind and soul, that the divine purpose of His creation might be realized.” Education pages 15-16.
 
A knowledge of God, His plan for our redemption, and the kind of persons men and women may become as they are restored to His likeness is of first importance throughout the total school experience.  Students are given opportunities to accept Jesus as their personal Savior.  Each student is challenged to develop a personal sense of mission for giving the gospel message to all the world in preparation for the soon return of Jesus.
 
Seventh-day Adventist education places a high estimate on the infinite worth of every individual and seeks to provide a climate in which a positive self- image may be developed.  Academic excellence is promoted by challenging students to use fully their intellectual capacities.  Physical and health education reflect the belief that the body is God’s temple.  Students are encouraged to take an active interest in making the community a better place to live, to appreciate the cultural differences and scientific advances of the age, and to develop positive attitudes toward all peoples.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School reserves the right to not give any final tests until all outstanding accounts have been taken care of.
 

Payments

 
Payments for school accounts can be brought to the school or mailed to the school treasurer at: 
 
Treasurer
Salmon Seventh-day Adventist School
400 Fairmont, Salmon, ID  83467.
 
Make remittances payable to Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School.  A monthly statement is sent out on all accounts to aid the parent/legal guardian with payment scheduling.
 

Withdrawing From School

 
When a student withdraws from the Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School during the school year, the parent/legal guardian must contact the treasurer to close the contractual agreement.  Charges will continue until this termination step is completed.  School records will not be forwarded for accounts whose contracts have not been satisfactorily terminated.
 
If a student is withdrawn or dismissed from school before the year is completed, tuition will be refunded for any remaining full months in the school year that have been paid for in advance.  Tuition will not be refunded for partial months in
attendance.
 
 
 
                                   
            (19)

Current Tuition

 
Tuition charges are for ten months. (September through June). Payment is to be made on or before the 10th of each month. Early, monthly payment or full tuition prepayment are welcome if that is what is preferred.  Please see the current years ‘Financial Agreement Form’ for the listed tuition.
 

Registration/Entrance Fee

 
Registration fee is currently set at $250 per student, payable on, or, before registration.
 

New Convert Subsidy

 
For eligibility requirements and benefits, please see the principal, or, pastor.
 

Financial Aid

 
A limited amount of financial assistance may be available through the church and/or conference.  If you need assistance in paying tuition, please contact the school treasurer or principal. 
 
It is the responsibility of the parent to meet with the school treasurer to make appropriate arrangements if even one monthly payment cannot be made.  All past due accounts are required to be paid in full before a student can register for the next school year.
 
 
 
 
 
                                               
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STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

 
The philosophy of the Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School shall demonstrate through practical application that no discrimination shall be made among students as to race, sex, or religious creed.
 
WHAT SALMON SDA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL HAS TO OFFER YOU
 
·                     Idaho Certified teachers Grades 1-8
·                     Christ-centered curriculum
·                     Strong academic program
·                     Computer instruction on state-of-the-art computers
·                     Leadership training
·                     Extracurricular activities
·                     School library
·                     Working partnership between home and school
 

HISTORY OF SALMON SDA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

 
The first Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School was located on the corner of Hope and McPherson.  This school, which opened its doors in 1936, had previously been a country school on Hayden Creek.  It was cut in sections and moved to town by truck.  It is no longer standing.
 
A log house, converted to a school, was used for several years, until it was partially destroyed by fire.  For a number of years it was merely a pile of logs.  Several years ago a new log building, similar to the school building was built for a private residence using the original foundation.  This is located at the corner of Daisy and Idaho.
 
 
 
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From 1948 to 1982, the frame school building on the corner of Monroe and Fairmont was in use.  It is currently occupied by the SDA Community Services.
 
 
The present school building on the corner of Bulwer and Fairmont was constructed by the church members and a Maranatha group.  It has been occupied since January 1983.
 
Since 1936 the Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Church has continuously operated and supported a church school.  Many graduates have continued their education at the academy or college level.
 

LINES OF COMMUNICATION       

 
The School Board meets once a month and makes announcements through the church bulletin and school newsletter.  The Board has an open meeting policy, meaning that any constituent or parent is welcome to attend as a non-voting participant.  The Board reserves the right to call executive sessions, at which time only board members are present.
 
The Annual Salmon Seventh-day Adventist School Constituency Meeting is scheduled as needed.
 
Most problems can be avoided by active communication between parent and teacher.   Parents should refrain from making critical remarks about the teacher or the school in the presence of the student.  Parents are encouraged to discuss any grievance or dissatisfaction with the teacher.   In the event of an unresolved situation, the matter may be brought first to the School Board chairperson, the pastor, or the conference Superintendent of Education.
 
                                               
 
 
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2.   Subsidy from the Idaho Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
 
3.   Freewill offerings and donations.
 
4.   Tuition payments from patrons.  
 
Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School makes every effort to keep the school charges as low as is consistent with good business management.  The total cost of the establishment and operation of the school is not covered by tuition charges.  Members of the church who support the school invest a large amount of money yearly in order to equip and maintain it properly.
 
  • Students having an unpaid account with any school may not register until clearance has been obtained.
  • Registration is not official until the entrance fee and first month’s tuition are paid.  Entrance fees help to cover the cost of insurance, library acquisitions, art and computer testing and consumable textbooks.
  • Registration fees are non-refundable and are not discounted for late enrollment.
  • Eighth graders may take part in graduation services; however, diplomas will be issued when accounts are cleared.
  • It is policy of schools within the North Pacific Union Conference to withhold cumulative folders of academic credit (where not in violation of state law) until student accounts are paid or until satisfactory financial arrange-ments have been made; but when a student transfers to another school, the cumulative folder will be forwarded to the new school when requested.
  • Before a student is enrolled, the parent/legal guardian accepts responsibility by signing a financial contract.
 
 
(17)

Telephone

 
The school phone is for school-related matter only.  Students should not be called during instructional hours.  A student will not be called out of class to answer a phone call except in cases of emergency.  Students must not use the phone without permission from the staff.  Arrangements for after school should be made prior to arrival at school.
 

Transportation

 
Parents and guardians are expected to ensure transportation of your child to and from school.  If a child rides a bicycle to school, he must park it in the designated area and not ride it during school hours.  Students will not leave campus by other than their regular or prearranged transportation.
 

Visitors

 
Parents and other interested adults are welcome to visit the school.   A courtesy call to the teacher would be appreciated.  This will also verify that the students are not scheduled for a field trip or other special activities.  Only those children registered for the current school year are allowed on campus during school hours unless prior approval from the teacher has been made for visitors.
 

FINANCIAL POLICY

 
Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School is supported by four sources:
 
1.        Subsidies from Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Church.
 
 
 
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If the problem remains unresolved, the matter may then be brought to the School Board for their consideration via the Board chairperson.
 
Parents and others are urged to talk over business with the teacher outside of school hours, not during class or recess.
 
The teacher has the authority to suspend a student until the staff and School Board have considered the case and taken action.
 
Regulations adopted by the school administration and publicly announced will have the same force as if printed in the Handbook.
 

ACADEMIC INFORMATION

 
Seventh-day Adventists operate a worldwide education system including over 1200 elementary schools, 93 high schools, and 13 colleges and universities in North America.  Idaho operates 15 elementary schools and one boarding high school.
 
SDA curriculum is designed to provide quality academics with Christian emphasis.  It is a standard curriculum of English, spelling, handwriting, mathematics, social studies, and science with reading selections including true character building and historical stories.  Creationism is taught in both Bible and science classes, Bible study teaches application of principles demonstrated in scriptural stories.
 
Iowa Tests of Basic Skills is a standardized achievement test used to monitor progress.
 
 
 
 
 
                                               
(5)

Eighth Grade Graduation Requirements

 
In order to satisfy the North Pacific Union Conference and the Idaho State Education Code requirements for eighth grade completion, students must present evidence of having completed:
            Religion                       English
            Mathematics                Spelling
            Social Studies             Reading
            Physical Education     Science/Health
 
And one or more of the following to meet an elective requirement:
            Art                               Music
            Practical Arts              Computer
 

Report Cards

 
Report cards indicating the scholastic achievement and progress of each student are sent home at the end of each grading period.  If a parent has a question about the grading system, the teacher should be contacted immediately.  It is the responsibility of the parent to provide a proper study atmosphere at home, and an adequate uninterrupted study time.
 

Parent-Teacher Conferences

 
There will be a scheduled parent-teacher conference at the end of the first and third grading period.  However, a parent is welcome to request an appointment with the teacher at any time.  These conferences may be initiated by either the parent or the teacher.
 
 
 
 
                                               
(6)

Medical

 
In case of serious illness or accident, the school will attempt to contact the parent or guardian.  If this person cannot be reached, and in the judgment of the teacher immediate medical attention is needed, the teacher will summon or take the child to receive medical aid in accordance with the signed parental consent to treatment form on file.
 
The parent must send a written note to school if a student is limited in any way physically.  If it is a continuing condition, a note from a physician is required.
 
Teachers are authorized to administer oral medication, whether prescription or over-the-counter, to students during school hours ONLY after parents and the physician have signed permission forms.  It is our policy that such medication will only be administered when failure to receive the medication may result in the student being unable to attend school and/or be well enough to participate in learning activities.
 

Student Insurance

 
Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School follows the Christian Educators Insurance Trust standards and policies in regard to student insurance.  In order to file a claim, students will be covered for up to one hour while traveling to and from school directly and uninterruptedly.  Injuries to children while going to or from school must be reported immediately to the teacher.
 
The parent or guardian will receive a statement of insurance coverage provisions at registration.
 
 
 
 
                                                (15)
 
School clothing should be neat, modest, healthful and appropriate.  Clothing should be kept clean and in good repair.  Ripped, worn-out, or other tattered clothing is not acceptable.  Other examples of unacceptable attire are:  tight fitting clothes, short skirts, low-cut necklines, short shorts (walking shorts are acceptable), tank tops or outfits that show the midriff.
 
Hair should be modest, clean, and neat.
 
Footwear is required.  Parents should ensure that their children are dressed to the needs of the weather.
 
The teacher has the authority to determine the appropriateness of the students’ attire and, if necessary, to send an inappropriately dressed student home.
 

Extracurricular Activities/Field Trips

 
Many educational benefits are derived from regular field trips scheduled throughout the school year.  Your child will be well supervised and care taken for his/her safety.  A permission slip must be signed before a student can participate in field trips.  The same rules of conduct and dress for on-campus activities apply to off-campus activities.
 
Persons driving for field trips must pass a screening process and give proof of adequate insurance and have a seat belt for each child transported.
 

Fire Drills

 
As required by the Idaho State Law, the insurance company and in compliance with the recommendation of the General Conference, it is necessary to conduct a fire drill at least once each month.  These fire drills will be unannounced.
 
 
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Retention

 
According to the NPUC Education Code, a student who is unable to achieve grade-level expectancy must be given special consideration.  The teacher is to counsel with the parent(s) and the student(s) to ensure understanding and cooperation in the student’s placement.
 
In instances where retention at a given grade level is under consideration, the teacher is to consult the Conference Superintendent of Schools.
 
Retention may be considered for a student who has not met minimum requirements in three (3) major subjects (Bible, reading, English, math, social studies, or science).  After the teacher has counseled with the student, parent(s) and Conference Superintendent of Schools, retention may be recommended. 
 

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

 
In harmony with Idaho State Law, a student must be at least six years of age by September 1 to enter first grade.   (Idaho Code Section 33-201).  Each student beginning formal schooling may be tested for readiness.
 
Salmon SDA Christian School welcomes any student that desires a Christian education and is willing to support the principles and regulations of the school, regardless of race or gender.  In order to safeguard the scholastic, spiritual, and moral atmosphere of the school, the school reserves the right
to refuse admittance or to dismiss any student if the school feels that it is unable to be of adequate benefit to the student.
 
 
 
 
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Salmon SDA Christian School has not been established for the purpose of offering special education, and is, therefore, unable to accept pupils who are on the extreme ends of the developmental spectrum, either scholastically gifted or deprived, or who have behavioral problems or serious disabilities.
 
Students are accepted only by action of the School Board after formal application.  Conditional acceptance may be made by the principal, subject to action by the School Board.  The student’s records will be reviewed at the end of a probation period (the first 45 days of attendance).  Students transferring from another school are accepted subject to receipt of an official cumulative folder and acceptable recommendations within 30 days. 
 

PREVIOUS ACCOUNTS DUE 

 
All previous accounts with the school must be paid before registration unless satisfactory written arrangements have been made with the school board.
 

MEDICAL EXAMS

 
Medical examinations, including a thorough eye exam, are required for all new students and those entering grade 1.  Students in any grade may be asked to take a physical examination.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                               
 
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  • Fire hazards, such as fireworks, matches, lighters or candles
  • Tobacco, alcohol or illegal drugs
  • Snowball throwing in and around the campus buildings
  • Unauthorized entry into the school building or any room therein
  • Wrongful use of the playground equipment and throwing of gravel and dirt
  • Unauthorized use of computers
 

Destruction of Property

 
Charges for damage to school property, including labor and materials, will be added to the bill of the student responsible for the damage.  If the damage is deliberate, the student may face additional consequences.
 

Dress Code

 
Within the school family there will be different views on appropriate school clothing.  “In dress as in all things it is our privilege to honor our Creator.  He desires our clothing to be not only neat and healthful, but appropriate and becoming.”  Education p. 248.
 
How a student dresses affects, to some degree, his/her behavior in school.  What an individual wears makes a public statement about that person, as well as about the school he/she attends.  Therefore, students’ apparel is to be modest, clean, neat, and not faddish.  The use of makeup, colored nail polish, jewelry, and extremes in clothing styles is inappropriate.  Simplicity and good taste is encouraged.
 
 
 
 
 
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Closed Campus Policy

 
Students must remain on campus during school hours unless under school supervision or personally accompanied by a parent/legal guardian.  A written note to the teacher from the parent/legal guardian is required before students may be allowed to leave campus.
 

Conduct

 
Christian standards of conduct are upheld as Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School.  The high moral principles of respect to God and each other are expected.  The student who presents him/herself for admission, therefore, pledges to conform to the school’s standards of conduct.   By breaking this pledge, one may forfeit the privilege of attending. 
 
The following will not be permitted and will be subject to disciplinary action:
 
  • Profanity, slang, or filthy language
  • Obscene literature or pictures
  • Personal radios or video games
  • Destruction of school property
  • Wrongful conduct to other students
  • Disrespect of teacher or others
  • Any object, manufactured or handmade, which is unsafe or detrimental to the school or students
  • Criticizing or undermining the religious ideals of the school
  • Discussion of inappropriate movies, videos, or TV programs
  • Lewd conduct
 
 
 
BULLYING/CYBERBULLYING
 
Salmon SDA School prohibits bullying, or cyberbullying, of any kind.  Any violation of this policy is considered a serious offense and appropriate action will be taken in response to a violation.
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Immunizations

 
Current immunization records and other pertinent health-related information must be presented at registration.  All students must be up-to-date by opening day of school each year or forfeit attendance without tuition refund until in compliance.  Idaho State Law requires immunizations need to be current, unless the parent/legal guardian signs a written certification that immunization is contrary to religious or philosophical beliefs, or if a physician signs a written certification stating that a particular vaccine is not advisable for the child.
 

ACCELERATION

 
Criteria for acceleration are to be based on the following minimal requirements:
 
·                     The student is to be evaluated by the teacher in consultation with the Idaho Conference Office of Education and according to NPUC guidelines.  
                                                                    
·                     The student must demonstrate satisfactory evidence of emotional and social readiness.                              
 
·                     The teacher must submit a request to the Conference Office of Education before initiating acceleration.
 
·                     Ordinarily, students should be limited to one acceleration experience.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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STUDENT POLICIES AND AFFAIRS

 

Attendance

 
A child must attend classes for a minimum of 80% of the school year (Idaho Conference policy).  A half-day of school will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. without a lunch.
 
Students should not arrive at school before 8:05 a.m.  Students not in their seats at 8:30 a.m. are considered tardy.  Latecomers disrupt worship and miss instruction.
 
Students must not arrive in the building or on campus sooner than 25 minutes before school begins and must leave the building and grounds as soon as they are dismissed at the close of the day.  All students must leave the building and campus no later than 15 minutes after dismissal.  Any exceptions should be pre-arranged with the teacher.  Students will not leave campus by other than their regular or prearranged transportation.
 
Regular and prompt attendance at all school appointments is expected of every child.  According to Idaho State Code, sickness or death in the immediate family are the only valid excuses for absence.  Students should not come to school if they have an infectious or contagious disease.  Parents must make proper arrangements with the teacher before keeping a child out of school for reasons other than illness or death in the family.
 
 
 
 
 
                                   
 
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Dental and medical appointments should be taken care of outside of school hours or during vacation periods whenever possible.
 
Idaho State Law indicates 18 absences in a year are conducive for a student to repeat the same grade.  Excused absences give credence as to why the student might find mercy and move to the next grade.  In the eyes of the State of Idaho, three tardies constitute an absence.  Work for unexcused absences or tardiness may be made up at the discretion of the teacher.  Unexcused absences or tardiness may involve School Board action.
 

Attitudes

 
Whenever in the judgment of the staff and School Board, the student’s connection with the school is no longer profitable to him/herself, his/her influence is detrimental to others, or when previous attempts to help the student have not brought about the necessary results, parents will be requested to voluntarily withdraw the student from the school or the student may be expelled.
 

Advanced Bible Study Classes

 
The pastor may offer a Bible study class to students who wish to be instructed in a variety of Bible subjects that relate to a student's spiritual needs.  This will be provided with the parent's knowledge and support.  We believe the Bible holds the answers to many perplexing human issues and we invite students to seek these answers.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Salmon

Seventh-day Adventist
Christian School
 
~~~~~
400 Fairmont
Salmon, Idaho
83467
Phone: 208-756-4439
 
 
 
 
 
Notes:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revised 04/11
 
 
 
 
 
 

Salmon

Seventh-day Adventist

Christian School

Handbook

 

 
 
Accredited by
Northwest Association of Accredited Schools
And
North Pacific Union Conference of
Seventh-day Adventi

PERSONAL ELECTRONICS

 

The private use of personal electronics on school premises during school hours is not conducive to a positive learning experience as they impede good study habits and provide distractions to other students and teachers.
 
Personal electronics include, but are not limited to, the following:
 
  • Music players
  • DVD/CD/tape players
  • MP3 players
  • I-Pods and similar devices
  • Cell phones
  • Pagers
  • Laptop computers
  • PDA’s
  • Voice recorders
  • Video game devices
  • Video cameras
  • Digital cameras
 
All personal electronic devices must be turned off upon entering the school premises.
 
All personal electronic devices must be stored in the student’s locker or desk during school hours.
 
Cell phones and pagers are not to be used during school hours.  Emergency calls to students during school hours should be made to the school phone.
 
The use of personal electronic devices on school sponsored trips will be at the discretion of the sponsor and/or chaperone.
 
Personal electronic devices may not be used during any worship services.
 
Inappropriate content on personal electronic devices will not be tolerated and may be considered grounds for disciplinary action up to, and including suspension or dismissal.
 
Video and digital cameras may be used during the school day only with the permission of the principal or teacher.
 
Consequences of violating this policy:
 
1st offence -   Confiscation of the device for two days.
                       Parent or guardian may pick up device from
                       principal after the confiscation period.
2nd offense -   Confiscation of the device for two weeks.
                       Parent/guardian and student must have a
                       counseling session with principal.  The
                       device will not be returned until after the
                       counseling session.
3rd offense -   Suspension, length to be determined by the
                       principal.

 

WEAPONS

 
Any student who is determined to have carried or possessed a firearm or other dangerous weapon onto school premises, school provided transportation, or to other places where a school sponsored activity is taking place, shall be subject to immediate expulsion.  If requested by the parent or legal guardian, the case may be reviewed by the School Board and modifications to the action made as deemed appropriate.
 
Students in violation of this policy shall be promptly reported to his/her parents or legal guardian and, as required by law, reported to the local law enforcement agency.
 
Dangerous weapons include, but are not excluded to:
 
  • Any firearm
  • Any instrument or weapon of the kind usually known  as a sling shot
  • Sand club
  • Metal knuckles
  • Any steel-bladed knife
  • Any knife, the blade of which is automatically released by a spring mechanism or other mechanical device
  • Any knife having a blade which opens or falls or is ejected into position by force or by an outward, downward, or centrifugal thrust or movement
  • Other items such as chains, etc.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
           
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MISSION STATEMENT 

 
Salmon Seventh-day Adventist School is a Christian multi-grade school committed to providing a quality Christian education for students in grades 1-8.  It is our purpose to assist in the development of the whole student (spiritual, physical, mental, and social), thus enabling the student to be of significant service to society as a result of his/her education and Christian worldview.  This service is offered to all students who desire to learn in this setting, regardless of race, creed, color, or national origin.  In support of the above mission, it is our goal to:
 
1.                  Provide certified instructional staff, who are dedicated Christians and positive role models.
2.                  Provide a school climate that will encourage each student to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ in preparation to live in heaven.
3.                  Provide a school environment that enables students to achieve high levels of academic quality.
4.                  Provide a school environment that emphasizes the self-worth of each student and helps him/her to develop positive social interaction skills.
5.                  Encourage a holistic philosophy of the individual in a manner that promotes spiritual, mental, social and physical health.
6.                  Provides opportunities for students to practice a lifestyle of service to their communities, country and world.
7.                  Encourage the effective development of the students’ decision-making skills and personal responsibility.
8.                  To provide a safe environment for optimum learning.
 
 
 
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Philosophy

 
Seventh-day Adventist education is dedicated “to restore in man the image of his Maker, to bring him back to the perfection in which he was created, to promote the development of body, mind and soul, that the divine purpose of His creation might be realized.” Education pages 15-16.
 
A knowledge of God, His plan for our redemption, and the kind of persons men and women may become as they are restored to His likeness is of first importance throughout the total school experience.  Students are given opportunities to accept Jesus as their personal Savior.  Each student is challenged to develop a personal sense of mission for giving the gospel message to all the world in preparation for the soon return of Jesus.
 
Seventh-day Adventist education places a high estimate on the infinite worth of every individual and seeks to provide a climate in which a positive self- image may be developed.  Academic excellence is promoted by challenging students to use fully their intellectual capacities.  Physical and health education reflect the belief that the body is God’s temple.  Students are encouraged to take an active interest in making the community a better place to live, to appreciate the cultural differences and scientific advances of the age, and to develop positive attitudes toward all peoples.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School reserves the right to not give any final tests until all outstanding accounts have been taken care of.
 

Payments

 
Payments for school accounts can be brought to the school or mailed to the school treasurer at: 
 
Treasurer
Salmon Seventh-day Adventist School
400 Fairmont, Salmon, ID  83467.
 
Make remittances payable to Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School.  A monthly statement is sent out on all accounts to aid the parent/legal guardian with payment scheduling.
 

Withdrawing From School

 
When a student withdraws from the Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School during the school year, the parent/legal guardian must contact the treasurer to close the contractual agreement.  Charges will continue until this termination step is completed.  School records will not be forwarded for accounts whose contracts have not been satisfactorily terminated.
 
If a student is withdrawn or dismissed from school before the year is completed, tuition will be refunded for any remaining full months in the school year that have been paid for in advance.  Tuition will not be refunded for partial months in
attendance.
 
 
 
                                   
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Current Tuition

 
Tuition charges are for ten months. (September through June). Payment is to be made on or before the 10th of each month. Early, monthly payment or full tuition prepayment are welcome if that is what is preferred.  Please see the current years ‘Financial Agreement Form’ for the listed tuition.
 

Registration/Entrance Fee

 
Registration fee is currently set at $250 per student, payable on, or, before registration.
 

New Convert Subsidy

 
For eligibility requirements and benefits, please see the principal, or, pastor.
 

Financial Aid

 
A limited amount of financial assistance may be available through the church and/or conference.  If you need assistance in paying tuition, please contact the school treasurer or principal. 
 
It is the responsibility of the parent to meet with the school treasurer to make appropriate arrangements if even one monthly payment cannot be made.  All past due accounts are required to be paid in full before a student can register for the next school year.
 
 
 
 
 
                                               
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STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

 
The philosophy of the Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School shall demonstrate through practical application that no discrimination shall be made among students as to race, sex, or religious creed.
 
WHAT SALMON SDA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL HAS TO OFFER YOU
 
·                     Idaho Certified teachers Grades 1-8
·                     Christ-centered curriculum
·                     Strong academic program
·                     Computer instruction on state-of-the-art computers
·                     Leadership training
·                     Extracurricular activities
·                     School library
·                     Working partnership between home and school
 

HISTORY OF SALMON SDA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

 
The first Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School was located on the corner of Hope and McPherson.  This school, which opened its doors in 1936, had previously been a country school on Hayden Creek.  It was cut in sections and moved to town by truck.  It is no longer standing.
 
A log house, converted to a school, was used for several years, until it was partially destroyed by fire.  For a number of years it was merely a pile of logs.  Several years ago a new log building, similar to the school building was built for a private residence using the original foundation.  This is located at the corner of Daisy and Idaho.
 
 
 
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From 1948 to 1982, the frame school building on the corner of Monroe and Fairmont was in use.  It is currently occupied by the SDA Community Services.
 
 
The present school building on the corner of Bulwer and Fairmont was constructed by the church members and a Maranatha group.  It has been occupied since January 1983.
 
Since 1936 the Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Church has continuously operated and supported a church school.  Many graduates have continued their education at the academy or college level.
 

LINES OF COMMUNICATION       

 
The School Board meets once a month and makes announcements through the church bulletin and school newsletter.  The Board has an open meeting policy, meaning that any constituent or parent is welcome to attend as a non-voting participant.  The Board reserves the right to call executive sessions, at which time only board members are present.
 
The Annual Salmon Seventh-day Adventist School Constituency Meeting is scheduled as needed.
 
Most problems can be avoided by active communication between parent and teacher.   Parents should refrain from making critical remarks about the teacher or the school in the presence of the student.  Parents are encouraged to discuss any grievance or dissatisfaction with the teacher.   In the event of an unresolved situation, the matter may be brought first to the School Board chairperson, the pastor, or the conference Superintendent of Education.
 
                                               
 
 
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2.   Subsidy from the Idaho Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
 
3.   Freewill offerings and donations.
 
4.   Tuition payments from patrons.  
 
Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School makes every effort to keep the school charges as low as is consistent with good business management.  The total cost of the establishment and operation of the school is not covered by tuition charges.  Members of the church who support the school invest a large amount of money yearly in order to equip and maintain it properly.
 
  • Students having an unpaid account with any school may not register until clearance has been obtained.
  • Registration is not official until the entrance fee and first month’s tuition are paid.  Entrance fees help to cover the cost of insurance, library acquisitions, art and computer testing and consumable textbooks.
  • Registration fees are non-refundable and are not discounted for late enrollment.
  • Eighth graders may take part in graduation services; however, diplomas will be issued when accounts are cleared.
  • It is policy of schools within the North Pacific Union Conference to withhold cumulative folders of academic credit (where not in violation of state law) until student accounts are paid or until satisfactory financial arrange-ments have been made; but when a student transfers to another school, the cumulative folder will be forwarded to the new school when requested.
  • Before a student is enrolled, the parent/legal guardian accepts responsibility by signing a financial contract.
 
 
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Telephone

 
The school phone is for school-related matter only.  Students should not be called during instructional hours.  A student will not be called out of class to answer a phone call except in cases of emergency.  Students must not use the phone without permission from the staff.  Arrangements for after school should be made prior to arrival at school.
 

Transportation

 
Parents and guardians are expected to ensure transportation of your child to and from school.  If a child rides a bicycle to school, he must park it in the designated area and not ride it during school hours.  Students will not leave campus by other than their regular or prearranged transportation.
 

Visitors

 
Parents and other interested adults are welcome to visit the school.   A courtesy call to the teacher would be appreciated.  This will also verify that the students are not scheduled for a field trip or other special activities.  Only those children registered for the current school year are allowed on campus during school hours unless prior approval from the teacher has been made for visitors.
 

FINANCIAL POLICY

 
Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School is supported by four sources:
 
1.        Subsidies from Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Church.
 
 
 
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If the problem remains unresolved, the matter may then be brought to the School Board for their consideration via the Board chairperson.
 
Parents and others are urged to talk over business with the teacher outside of school hours, not during class or recess.
 
The teacher has the authority to suspend a student until the staff and School Board have considered the case and taken action.
 
Regulations adopted by the school administration and publicly announced will have the same force as if printed in the Handbook.
 

ACADEMIC INFORMATION

 
Seventh-day Adventists operate a worldwide education system including over 1200 elementary schools, 93 high schools, and 13 colleges and universities in North America.  Idaho operates 15 elementary schools and one boarding high school.
 
SDA curriculum is designed to provide quality academics with Christian emphasis.  It is a standard curriculum of English, spelling, handwriting, mathematics, social studies, and science with reading selections including true character building and historical stories.  Creationism is taught in both Bible and science classes, Bible study teaches application of principles demonstrated in scriptural stories.
 
Iowa Tests of Basic Skills is a standardized achievement test used to monitor progress.
 
 
 
 
 
                                               
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Eighth Grade Graduation Requirements

 
In order to satisfy the North Pacific Union Conference and the Idaho State Education Code requirements for eighth grade completion, students must present evidence of having completed:
            Religion                       English
            Mathematics                Spelling
            Social Studies             Reading
            Physical Education     Science/Health
 
And one or more of the following to meet an elective requirement:
            Art                               Music
            Practical Arts              Computer
 

Report Cards

 
Report cards indicating the scholastic achievement and progress of each student are sent home at the end of each grading period.  If a parent has a question about the grading system, the teacher should be contacted immediately.  It is the responsibility of the parent to provide a proper study atmosphere at home, and an adequate uninterrupted study time.
 

Parent-Teacher Conferences

 
There will be a scheduled parent-teacher conference at the end of the first and third grading period.  However, a parent is welcome to request an appointment with the teacher at any time.  These conferences may be initiated by either the parent or the teacher.
 
 
 
 
                                               
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Medical

 
In case of serious illness or accident, the school will attempt to contact the parent or guardian.  If this person cannot be reached, and in the judgment of the teacher immediate medical attention is needed, the teacher will summon or take the child to receive medical aid in accordance with the signed parental consent to treatment form on file.
 
The parent must send a written note to school if a student is limited in any way physically.  If it is a continuing condition, a note from a physician is required.
 
Teachers are authorized to administer oral medication, whether prescription or over-the-counter, to students during school hours ONLY after parents and the physician have signed permission forms.  It is our policy that such medication will only be administered when failure to receive the medication may result in the student being unable to attend school and/or be well enough to participate in learning activities.
 

Student Insurance

 
Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School follows the Christian Educators Insurance Trust standards and policies in regard to student insurance.  In order to file a claim, students will be covered for up to one hour while traveling to and from school directly and uninterruptedly.  Injuries to children while going to or from school must be reported immediately to the teacher.
 
The parent or guardian will receive a statement of insurance coverage provisions at registration.
 
 
 
 
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School clothing should be neat, modest, healthful and appropriate.  Clothing should be kept clean and in good repair.  Ripped, worn-out, or other tattered clothing is not acceptable.  Other examples of unacceptable attire are:  tight fitting clothes, short skirts, low-cut necklines, short shorts (walking shorts are acceptable), tank tops or outfits that show the midriff.
 
Hair should be modest, clean, and neat.
 
Footwear is required.  Parents should ensure that their children are dressed to the needs of the weather.
 
The teacher has the authority to determine the appropriateness of the students’ attire and, if necessary, to send an inappropriately dressed student home.
 

Extracurricular Activities/Field Trips

 
Many educational benefits are derived from regular field trips scheduled throughout the school year.  Your child will be well supervised and care taken for his/her safety.  A permission slip must be signed before a student can participate in field trips.  The same rules of conduct and dress for on-campus activities apply to off-campus activities.
 
Persons driving for field trips must pass a screening process and give proof of adequate insurance and have a seat belt for each child transported.
 

Fire Drills

 
As required by the Idaho State Law, the insurance company and in compliance with the recommendation of the General Conference, it is necessary to conduct a fire drill at least once each month.  These fire drills will be unannounced.
 
 
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Retention

 
According to the NPUC Education Code, a student who is unable to achieve grade-level expectancy must be given special consideration.  The teacher is to counsel with the parent(s) and the student(s) to ensure understanding and cooperation in the student’s placement.
 
In instances where retention at a given grade level is under consideration, the teacher is to consult the Conference Superintendent of Schools.
 
Retention may be considered for a student who has not met minimum requirements in three (3) major subjects (Bible, reading, English, math, social studies, or science).  After the teacher has counseled with the student, parent(s) and Conference Superintendent of Schools, retention may be recommended. 
 

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

 
In harmony with Idaho State Law, a student must be at least six years of age by September 1 to enter first grade.   (Idaho Code Section 33-201).  Each student beginning formal schooling may be tested for readiness.
 
Salmon SDA Christian School welcomes any student that desires a Christian education and is willing to support the principles and regulations of the school, regardless of race or gender.  In order to safeguard the scholastic, spiritual, and moral atmosphere of the school, the school reserves the right
to refuse admittance or to dismiss any student if the school feels that it is unable to be of adequate benefit to the student.
 
 
 
 
                                                (7)
Salmon SDA Christian School has not been established for the purpose of offering special education, and is, therefore, unable to accept pupils who are on the extreme ends of the developmental spectrum, either scholastically gifted or deprived, or who have behavioral problems or serious disabilities.
 
Students are accepted only by action of the School Board after formal application.  Conditional acceptance may be made by the principal, subject to action by the School Board.  The student’s records will be reviewed at the end of a probation period (the first 45 days of attendance).  Students transferring from another school are accepted subject to receipt of an official cumulative folder and acceptable recommendations within 30 days. 
 

PREVIOUS ACCOUNTS DUE 

 
All previous accounts with the school must be paid before registration unless satisfactory written arrangements have been made with the school board.
 

MEDICAL EXAMS

 
Medical examinations, including a thorough eye exam, are required for all new students and those entering grade 1.  Students in any grade may be asked to take a physical examination.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                               
 
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  • Fire hazards, such as fireworks, matches, lighters or candles
  • Tobacco, alcohol or illegal drugs
  • Snowball throwing in and around the campus buildings
  • Unauthorized entry into the school building or any room therein
  • Wrongful use of the playground equipment and throwing of gravel and dirt
  • Unauthorized use of computers
 

Destruction of Property

 
Charges for damage to school property, including labor and materials, will be added to the bill of the student responsible for the damage.  If the damage is deliberate, the student may face additional consequences.
 

Dress Code

 
Within the school family there will be different views on appropriate school clothing.  “In dress as in all things it is our privilege to honor our Creator.  He desires our clothing to be not only neat and healthful, but appropriate and becoming.”  Education p. 248.
 
How a student dresses affects, to some degree, his/her behavior in school.  What an individual wears makes a public statement about that person, as well as about the school he/she attends.  Therefore, students’ apparel is to be modest, clean, neat, and not faddish.  The use of makeup, colored nail polish, jewelry, and extremes in clothing styles is inappropriate.  Simplicity and good taste is encouraged.
 
 
 
 
 
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Closed Campus Policy

 
Students must remain on campus during school hours unless under school supervision or personally accompanied by a parent/legal guardian.  A written note to the teacher from the parent/legal guardian is required before students may be allowed to leave campus.
 

Conduct

 
Christian standards of conduct are upheld as Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School.  The high moral principles of respect to God and each other are expected.  The student who presents him/herself for admission, therefore, pledges to conform to the school’s standards of conduct.   By breaking this pledge, one may forfeit the privilege of attending. 
 
The following will not be permitted and will be subject to disciplinary action:
 
  • Profanity, slang, or filthy language
  • Obscene literature or pictures
  • Personal radios or video games
  • Destruction of school property
  • Wrongful conduct to other students
  • Disrespect of teacher or others
  • Any object, manufactured or handmade, which is unsafe or detrimental to the school or students
  • Criticizing or undermining the religious ideals of the school
  • Discussion of inappropriate movies, videos, or TV programs
  • Lewd conduct
 
 
 
BULLYING/CYBERBULLYING
 
Salmon SDA School prohibits bullying, or cyberbullying, of any kind.  Any violation of this policy is considered a serious offense and appropriate action will be taken in response to a violation.
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Immunizations

 
Current immunization records and other pertinent health-related information must be presented at registration.  All students must be up-to-date by opening day of school each year or forfeit attendance without tuition refund until in compliance.  Idaho State Law requires immunizations need to be current, unless the parent/legal guardian signs a written certification that immunization is contrary to religious or philosophical beliefs, or if a physician signs a written certification stating that a particular vaccine is not advisable for the child.
 

ACCELERATION

 
Criteria for acceleration are to be based on the following minimal requirements:
 
·                     The student is to be evaluated by the teacher in consultation with the Idaho Conference Office of Education and according to NPUC guidelines.  
                                                                    
·                     The student must demonstrate satisfactory evidence of emotional and social readiness.                              
 
·                     The teacher must submit a request to the Conference Office of Education before initiating acceleration.
 
·                     Ordinarily, students should be limited to one acceleration experience.
 
 
 
 
 
 
(9)
 

STUDENT POLICIES AND AFFAIRS

 

Attendance

 
A child must attend classes for a minimum of 80% of the school year (Idaho Conference policy).  A half-day of school will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. without a lunch.
 
Students should not arrive at school before 8:05 a.m.  Students not in their seats at 8:30 a.m. are considered tardy.  Latecomers disrupt worship and miss instruction.
 
Students must not arrive in the building or on campus sooner than 25 minutes before school begins and must leave the building and grounds as soon as they are dismissed at the close of the day.  All students must leave the building and campus no later than 15 minutes after dismissal.  Any exceptions should be pre-arranged with the teacher.  Students will not leave campus by other than their regular or prearranged transportation.
 
Regular and prompt attendance at all school appointments is expected of every child.  According to Idaho State Code, sickness or death in the immediate family are the only valid excuses for absence.  Students should not come to school if they have an infectious or contagious disease.  Parents must make proper arrangements with the teacher before keeping a child out of school for reasons other than illness or death in the family.
 
 
 
 
 
                                   
 
(10)
Dental and medical appointments should be taken care of outside of school hours or during vacation periods whenever possible.
 
Idaho State Law indicates 18 absences in a year are conducive for a student to repeat the same grade.  Excused absences give credence as to why the student might find mercy and move to the next grade.  In the eyes of the State of Idaho, three tardies constitute an absence.  Work for unexcused absences or tardiness may be made up at the discretion of the teacher.  Unexcused absences or tardiness may involve School Board action.
 

Attitudes

 
Whenever in the judgment of the staff and School Board, the student’s connection with the school is no longer profitable to him/herself, his/her influence is detrimental to others, or when previous attempts to help the student have not brought about the necessary results, parents will be requested to voluntarily withdraw the student from the school or the student may be expelled.
 

Advanced Bible Study Classes

 
The pastor may offer a Bible study class to students who wish to be instructed in a variety of Bible subjects that relate to a student's spiritual needs.  This will be provided with the parent's knowledge and support.  We believe the Bible holds the answers to many perplexing human issues and we invite students to seek these answers.
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                (11)
 
 
 
 

Salmon

Seventh-day Adventist
Christian School
 
~~~~~
400 Fairmont
Salmon, Idaho
83467
Phone: 208-756-4439
 
 
 
 
 
Notes:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revised 04/11
 
 
 
 
 
 

Salmon

Seventh-day Adventist

Christian School

Handbook

 

 
 
Accredited by
Northwest Association of Accredited Schools
And
North Pacific Union Conference of
Seventh-day Adventi

PERSONAL ELECTRONICS

 

The private use of personal electronics on school premises during school hours is not conducive to a positive learning experience as they impede good study habits and provide distractions to other students and teachers.
 
Personal electronics include, but are not limited to, the following:
 
  • Music players
  • DVD/CD/tape players
  • MP3 players
  • I-Pods and similar devices
  • Cell phones
  • Pagers
  • Laptop computers
  • PDA’s
  • Voice recorders
  • Video game devices
  • Video cameras
  • Digital cameras
 
All personal electronic devices must be turned off upon entering the school premises.
 
All personal electronic devices must be stored in the student’s locker or desk during school hours.
 
Cell phones and pagers are not to be used during school hours.  Emergency calls to students during school hours should be made to the school phone.
 
The use of personal electronic devices on school sponsored trips will be at the discretion of the sponsor and/or chaperone.
 
Personal electronic devices may not be used during any worship services.
 
Inappropriate content on personal electronic devices will not be tolerated and may be considered grounds for disciplinary action up to, and including suspension or dismissal.
 
Video and digital cameras may be used during the school day only with the permission of the principal or teacher.
 
Consequences of violating this policy:
 
1st offence -   Confiscation of the device for two days.
                       Parent or guardian may pick up device from
                       principal after the confiscation period.
2nd offense -   Confiscation of the device for two weeks.
                       Parent/guardian and student must have a
                       counseling session with principal.  The
                       device will not be returned until after the
                       counseling session.
3rd offense -   Suspension, length to be determined by the
                       principal.

 

WEAPONS

 
Any student who is determined to have carried or possessed a firearm or other dangerous weapon onto school premises, school provided transportation, or to other places where a school sponsored activity is taking place, shall be subject to immediate expulsion.  If requested by the parent or legal guardian, the case may be reviewed by the School Board and modifications to the action made as deemed appropriate.
 
Students in violation of this policy shall be promptly reported to his/her parents or legal guardian and, as required by law, reported to the local law enforcement agency.
 
Dangerous weapons include, but are not excluded to:
 
  • Any firearm
  • Any instrument or weapon of the kind usually known  as a sling shot
  • Sand club
  • Metal knuckles
  • Any steel-bladed knife
  • Any knife, the blade of which is automatically released by a spring mechanism or other mechanical device
  • Any knife having a blade which opens or falls or is ejected into position by force or by an outward, downward, or centrifugal thrust or movement
  • Other items such as chains, etc.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
           
(20)

MISSION STATEMENT 

 
Salmon Seventh-day Adventist School is a Christian multi-grade school committed to providing a quality Christian education for students in grades 1-8.  It is our purpose to assist in the development of the whole student (spiritual, physical, mental, and social), thus enabling the student to be of significant service to society as a result of his/her education and Christian worldview.  This service is offered to all students who desire to learn in this setting, regardless of race, creed, color, or national origin.  In support of the above mission, it is our goal to:
 
1.                  Provide certified instructional staff, who are dedicated Christians and positive role models.
2.                  Provide a school climate that will encourage each student to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ in preparation to live in heaven.
3.                  Provide a school environment that enables students to achieve high levels of academic quality.
4.                  Provide a school environment that emphasizes the self-worth of each student and helps him/her to develop positive social interaction skills.
5.                  Encourage a holistic philosophy of the individual in a manner that promotes spiritual, mental, social and physical health.
6.                  Provides opportunities for students to practice a lifestyle of service to their communities, country and world.
7.                  Encourage the effective development of the students’ decision-making skills and personal responsibility.
8.                  To provide a safe environment for optimum learning.
 
 
 
(1)       

 

Philosophy

 
Seventh-day Adventist education is dedicated “to restore in man the image of his Maker, to bring him back to the perfection in which he was created, to promote the development of body, mind and soul, that the divine purpose of His creation might be realized.” Education pages 15-16.
 
A knowledge of God, His plan for our redemption, and the kind of persons men and women may become as they are restored to His likeness is of first importance throughout the total school experience.  Students are given opportunities to accept Jesus as their personal Savior.  Each student is challenged to develop a personal sense of mission for giving the gospel message to all the world in preparation for the soon return of Jesus.
 
Seventh-day Adventist education places a high estimate on the infinite worth of every individual and seeks to provide a climate in which a positive self- image may be developed.  Academic excellence is promoted by challenging students to use fully their intellectual capacities.  Physical and health education reflect the belief that the body is God’s temple.  Students are encouraged to take an active interest in making the community a better place to live, to appreciate the cultural differences and scientific advances of the age, and to develop positive attitudes toward all peoples.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(2)
Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School reserves the right to not give any final tests until all outstanding accounts have been taken care of.
 

Payments

 
Payments for school accounts can be brought to the school or mailed to the school treasurer at: 
 
Treasurer
Salmon Seventh-day Adventist School
400 Fairmont, Salmon, ID  83467.
 
Make remittances payable to Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School.  A monthly statement is sent out on all accounts to aid the parent/legal guardian with payment scheduling.
 

Withdrawing From School

 
When a student withdraws from the Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School during the school year, the parent/legal guardian must contact the treasurer to close the contractual agreement.  Charges will continue until this termination step is completed.  School records will not be forwarded for accounts whose contracts have not been satisfactorily terminated.
 
If a student is withdrawn or dismissed from school before the year is completed, tuition will be refunded for any remaining full months in the school year that have been paid for in advance.  Tuition will not be refunded for partial months in
attendance.
 
 
 
                                   
            (19)

Current Tuition

 
Tuition charges are for ten months. (September through June). Payment is to be made on or before the 10th of each month. Early, monthly payment or full tuition prepayment are welcome if that is what is preferred.  Please see the current years ‘Financial Agreement Form’ for the listed tuition.
 

Registration/Entrance Fee

 
Registration fee is currently set at $250 per student, payable on, or, before registration.
 

New Convert Subsidy

 
For eligibility requirements and benefits, please see the principal, or, pastor.
 

Financial Aid

 
A limited amount of financial assistance may be available through the church and/or conference.  If you need assistance in paying tuition, please contact the school treasurer or principal. 
 
It is the responsibility of the parent to meet with the school treasurer to make appropriate arrangements if even one monthly payment cannot be made.  All past due accounts are required to be paid in full before a student can register for the next school year.
 
 
 
 
 
                                               
(18)
 

STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

 
The philosophy of the Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School shall demonstrate through practical application that no discrimination shall be made among students as to race, sex, or religious creed.
 
WHAT SALMON SDA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL HAS TO OFFER YOU
 
·                     Idaho Certified teachers Grades 1-8
·                     Christ-centered curriculum
·                     Strong academic program
·                     Computer instruction on state-of-the-art computers
·                     Leadership training
·                     Extracurricular activities
·                     School library
·                     Working partnership between home and school
 

HISTORY OF SALMON SDA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

 
The first Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School was located on the corner of Hope and McPherson.  This school, which opened its doors in 1936, had previously been a country school on Hayden Creek.  It was cut in sections and moved to town by truck.  It is no longer standing.
 
A log house, converted to a school, was used for several years, until it was partially destroyed by fire.  For a number of years it was merely a pile of logs.  Several years ago a new log building, similar to the school building was built for a private residence using the original foundation.  This is located at the corner of Daisy and Idaho.
 
 
 
(3)
 
From 1948 to 1982, the frame school building on the corner of Monroe and Fairmont was in use.  It is currently occupied by the SDA Community Services.
 
 
The present school building on the corner of Bulwer and Fairmont was constructed by the church members and a Maranatha group.  It has been occupied since January 1983.
 
Since 1936 the Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Church has continuously operated and supported a church school.  Many graduates have continued their education at the academy or college level.
 

LINES OF COMMUNICATION       

 
The School Board meets once a month and makes announcements through the church bulletin and school newsletter.  The Board has an open meeting policy, meaning that any constituent or parent is welcome to attend as a non-voting participant.  The Board reserves the right to call executive sessions, at which time only board members are present.
 
The Annual Salmon Seventh-day Adventist School Constituency Meeting is scheduled as needed.
 
Most problems can be avoided by active communication between parent and teacher.   Parents should refrain from making critical remarks about the teacher or the school in the presence of the student.  Parents are encouraged to discuss any grievance or dissatisfaction with the teacher.   In the event of an unresolved situation, the matter may be brought first to the School Board chairperson, the pastor, or the conference Superintendent of Education.
 
                                               
 
 
(4)
2.   Subsidy from the Idaho Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
 
3.   Freewill offerings and donations.
 
4.   Tuition payments from patrons.  
 
Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School makes every effort to keep the school charges as low as is consistent with good business management.  The total cost of the establishment and operation of the school is not covered by tuition charges.  Members of the church who support the school invest a large amount of money yearly in order to equip and maintain it properly.
 
  • Students having an unpaid account with any school may not register until clearance has been obtained.
  • Registration is not official until the entrance fee and first month’s tuition are paid.  Entrance fees help to cover the cost of insurance, library acquisitions, art and computer testing and consumable textbooks.
  • Registration fees are non-refundable and are not discounted for late enrollment.
  • Eighth graders may take part in graduation services; however, diplomas will be issued when accounts are cleared.
  • It is policy of schools within the North Pacific Union Conference to withhold cumulative folders of academic credit (where not in violation of state law) until student accounts are paid or until satisfactory financial arrange-ments have been made; but when a student transfers to another school, the cumulative folder will be forwarded to the new school when requested.
  • Before a student is enrolled, the parent/legal guardian accepts responsibility by signing a financial contract.
 
 
(17)

Telephone

 
The school phone is for school-related matter only.  Students should not be called during instructional hours.  A student will not be called out of class to answer a phone call except in cases of emergency.  Students must not use the phone without permission from the staff.  Arrangements for after school should be made prior to arrival at school.
 

Transportation

 
Parents and guardians are expected to ensure transportation of your child to and from school.  If a child rides a bicycle to school, he must park it in the designated area and not ride it during school hours.  Students will not leave campus by other than their regular or prearranged transportation.
 

Visitors

 
Parents and other interested adults are welcome to visit the school.   A courtesy call to the teacher would be appreciated.  This will also verify that the students are not scheduled for a field trip or other special activities.  Only those children registered for the current school year are allowed on campus during school hours unless prior approval from the teacher has been made for visitors.
 

FINANCIAL POLICY

 
Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School is supported by four sources:
 
1.        Subsidies from Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Church.
 
 
 
(16)
If the problem remains unresolved, the matter may then be brought to the School Board for their consideration via the Board chairperson.
 
Parents and others are urged to talk over business with the teacher outside of school hours, not during class or recess.
 
The teacher has the authority to suspend a student until the staff and School Board have considered the case and taken action.
 
Regulations adopted by the school administration and publicly announced will have the same force as if printed in the Handbook.
 

ACADEMIC INFORMATION

 
Seventh-day Adventists operate a worldwide education system including over 1200 elementary schools, 93 high schools, and 13 colleges and universities in North America.  Idaho operates 15 elementary schools and one boarding high school.
 
SDA curriculum is designed to provide quality academics with Christian emphasis.  It is a standard curriculum of English, spelling, handwriting, mathematics, social studies, and science with reading selections including true character building and historical stories.  Creationism is taught in both Bible and science classes, Bible study teaches application of principles demonstrated in scriptural stories.
 
Iowa Tests of Basic Skills is a standardized achievement test used to monitor progress.
 
 
 
 
 
                                               
(5)

Eighth Grade Graduation Requirements

 
In order to satisfy the North Pacific Union Conference and the Idaho State Education Code requirements for eighth grade completion, students must present evidence of having completed:
            Religion                       English
            Mathematics                Spelling
            Social Studies             Reading
            Physical Education     Science/Health
 
And one or more of the following to meet an elective requirement:
            Art                               Music
            Practical Arts              Computer
 

Report Cards

 
Report cards indicating the scholastic achievement and progress of each student are sent home at the end of each grading period.  If a parent has a question about the grading system, the teacher should be contacted immediately.  It is the responsibility of the parent to provide a proper study atmosphere at home, and an adequate uninterrupted study time.
 

Parent-Teacher Conferences

 
There will be a scheduled parent-teacher conference at the end of the first and third grading period.  However, a parent is welcome to request an appointment with the teacher at any time.  These conferences may be initiated by either the parent or the teacher.
 
 
 
 
                                               
(6)

Medical

 
In case of serious illness or accident, the school will attempt to contact the parent or guardian.  If this person cannot be reached, and in the judgment of the teacher immediate medical attention is needed, the teacher will summon or take the child to receive medical aid in accordance with the signed parental consent to treatment form on file.
 
The parent must send a written note to school if a student is limited in any way physically.  If it is a continuing condition, a note from a physician is required.
 
Teachers are authorized to administer oral medication, whether prescription or over-the-counter, to students during school hours ONLY after parents and the physician have signed permission forms.  It is our policy that such medication will only be administered when failure to receive the medication may result in the student being unable to attend school and/or be well enough to participate in learning activities.
 

Student Insurance

 
Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School follows the Christian Educators Insurance Trust standards and policies in regard to student insurance.  In order to file a claim, students will be covered for up to one hour while traveling to and from school directly and uninterruptedly.  Injuries to children while going to or from school must be reported immediately to the teacher.
 
The parent or guardian will receive a statement of insurance coverage provisions at registration.
 
 
 
 
                                                (15)
 
School clothing should be neat, modest, healthful and appropriate.  Clothing should be kept clean and in good repair.  Ripped, worn-out, or other tattered clothing is not acceptable.  Other examples of unacceptable attire are:  tight fitting clothes, short skirts, low-cut necklines, short shorts (walking shorts are acceptable), tank tops or outfits that show the midriff.
 
Hair should be modest, clean, and neat.
 
Footwear is required.  Parents should ensure that their children are dressed to the needs of the weather.
 
The teacher has the authority to determine the appropriateness of the students’ attire and, if necessary, to send an inappropriately dressed student home.
 

Extracurricular Activities/Field Trips

 
Many educational benefits are derived from regular field trips scheduled throughout the school year.  Your child will be well supervised and care taken for his/her safety.  A permission slip must be signed before a student can participate in field trips.  The same rules of conduct and dress for on-campus activities apply to off-campus activities.
 
Persons driving for field trips must pass a screening process and give proof of adequate insurance and have a seat belt for each child transported.
 

Fire Drills

 
As required by the Idaho State Law, the insurance company and in compliance with the recommendation of the General Conference, it is necessary to conduct a fire drill at least once each month.  These fire drills will be unannounced.
 
 
(14)

Retention

 
According to the NPUC Education Code, a student who is unable to achieve grade-level expectancy must be given special consideration.  The teacher is to counsel with the parent(s) and the student(s) to ensure understanding and cooperation in the student’s placement.
 
In instances where retention at a given grade level is under consideration, the teacher is to consult the Conference Superintendent of Schools.
 
Retention may be considered for a student who has not met minimum requirements in three (3) major subjects (Bible, reading, English, math, social studies, or science).  After the teacher has counseled with the student, parent(s) and Conference Superintendent of Schools, retention may be recommended. 
 

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

 
In harmony with Idaho State Law, a student must be at least six years of age by September 1 to enter first grade.   (Idaho Code Section 33-201).  Each student beginning formal schooling may be tested for readiness.
 
Salmon SDA Christian School welcomes any student that desires a Christian education and is willing to support the principles and regulations of the school, regardless of race or gender.  In order to safeguard the scholastic, spiritual, and moral atmosphere of the school, the school reserves the right
to refuse admittance or to dismiss any student if the school feels that it is unable to be of adequate benefit to the student.
 
 
 
 
                                                (7)
Salmon SDA Christian School has not been established for the purpose of offering special education, and is, therefore, unable to accept pupils who are on the extreme ends of the developmental spectrum, either scholastically gifted or deprived, or who have behavioral problems or serious disabilities.
 
Students are accepted only by action of the School Board after formal application.  Conditional acceptance may be made by the principal, subject to action by the School Board.  The student’s records will be reviewed at the end of a probation period (the first 45 days of attendance).  Students transferring from another school are accepted subject to receipt of an official cumulative folder and acceptable recommendations within 30 days. 
 

PREVIOUS ACCOUNTS DUE 

 
All previous accounts with the school must be paid before registration unless satisfactory written arrangements have been made with the school board.
 

MEDICAL EXAMS

 
Medical examinations, including a thorough eye exam, are required for all new students and those entering grade 1.  Students in any grade may be asked to take a physical examination.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                               
 
(8)
  • Fire hazards, such as fireworks, matches, lighters or candles
  • Tobacco, alcohol or illegal drugs
  • Snowball throwing in and around the campus buildings
  • Unauthorized entry into the school building or any room therein
  • Wrongful use of the playground equipment and throwing of gravel and dirt
  • Unauthorized use of computers
 

Destruction of Property

 
Charges for damage to school property, including labor and materials, will be added to the bill of the student responsible for the damage.  If the damage is deliberate, the student may face additional consequences.
 

Dress Code

 
Within the school family there will be different views on appropriate school clothing.  “In dress as in all things it is our privilege to honor our Creator.  He desires our clothing to be not only neat and healthful, but appropriate and becoming.”  Education p. 248.
 
How a student dresses affects, to some degree, his/her behavior in school.  What an individual wears makes a public statement about that person, as well as about the school he/she attends.  Therefore, students’ apparel is to be modest, clean, neat, and not faddish.  The use of makeup, colored nail polish, jewelry, and extremes in clothing styles is inappropriate.  Simplicity and good taste is encouraged.
 
 
 
 
 
(13)

Closed Campus Policy

 
Students must remain on campus during school hours unless under school supervision or personally accompanied by a parent/legal guardian.  A written note to the teacher from the parent/legal guardian is required before students may be allowed to leave campus.
 

Conduct

 
Christian standards of conduct are upheld as Salmon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School.  The high moral principles of respect to God and each other are expected.  The student who presents him/herself for admission, therefore, pledges to conform to the school’s standards of conduct.   By breaking this pledge, one may forfeit the privilege of attending. 
 
The following will not be permitted and will be subject to disciplinary action:
 
  • Profanity, slang, or filthy language
  • Obscene literature or pictures
  • Personal radios or video games
  • Destruction of school property
  • Wrongful conduct to other students
  • Disrespect of teacher or others
  • Any object, manufactured or handmade, which is unsafe or detrimental to the school or students
  • Criticizing or undermining the religious ideals of the school
  • Discussion of inappropriate movies, videos, or TV programs
  • Lewd conduct
 
 
 
BULLYING/CYBERBULLYING
 
Salmon SDA School prohibits bullying, or cyberbullying, of any kind.  Any violation of this policy is considered a serious offense and appropriate action will be taken in response to a violation.
(12)

Immunizations

 
Current immunization records and other pertinent health-related information must be presented at registration.  All students must be up-to-date by opening day of school each year or forfeit attendance without tuition refund until in compliance.  Idaho State Law requires immunizations need to be current, unless the parent/legal guardian signs a written certification that immunization is contrary to religious or philosophical beliefs, or if a physician signs a written certification stating that a particular vaccine is not advisable for the child.
 

ACCELERATION

 
Criteria for acceleration are to be based on the following minimal requirements:
 
·                     The student is to be evaluated by the teacher in consultation with the Idaho Conference Office of Education and according to NPUC guidelines.  
                                                                    
·                     The student must demonstrate satisfactory evidence of emotional and social readiness.                              
 
·                     The teacher must submit a request to the Conference Office of Education before initiating acceleration.
 
·                     Ordinarily, students should be limited to one acceleration experience.
 
 
 
 
 
 
(9)
 

STUDENT POLICIES AND AFFAIRS

 

Attendance

 
A child must attend classes for a minimum of 80% of the school year (Idaho Conference policy).  A half-day of school will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. without a lunch.
 
Students should not arrive at school before 8:05 a.m.  Students not in their seats at 8:30 a.m. are considered tardy.  Latecomers disrupt worship and miss instruction.
 
Students must not arrive in the building or on campus sooner than 25 minutes before school begins and must leave the building and grounds as soon as they are dismissed at the close of the day.  All students must leave the building and campus no later than 15 minutes after dismissal.  Any exceptions should be pre-arranged with the teacher.  Students will not leave campus by other than their regular or prearranged transportation.
 
Regular and prompt attendance at all school appointments is expected of every child.  According to Idaho State Code, sickness or death in the immediate family are the only valid excuses for absence.  Students should not come to school if they have an infectious or contagious disease.  Parents must make proper arrangements with the teacher before keeping a child out of school for reasons other than illness or death in the family.
 
 
 
 
 
                                   
 
(10)
Dental and medical appointments should be taken care of outside of school hours or during vacation periods whenever possible.
 
Idaho State Law indicates 18 absences in a year are conducive for a student to repeat the same grade.  Excused absences give credence as to why the student might find mercy and move to the next grade.  In the eyes of the State of Idaho, three tardies constitute an absence.  Work for unexcused absences or tardiness may be made up at the discretion of the teacher.  Unexcused absences or tardiness may involve School Board action.
 

Attitudes

 
Whenever in the judgment of the staff and School Board, the student’s connection with the school is no longer profitable to him/herself, his/her influence is detrimental to others, or when previous attempts to help the student have not brought about the necessary results, parents will be requested to voluntarily withdraw the student from the school or the student may be expelled.
 

Advanced Bible Study Classes

 
The pastor may offer a Bible study class to students who wish to be instructed in a variety of Bible subjects that relate to a student's spiritual needs.  This will be provided with the parent's knowledge and support.  We believe the Bible holds the answers to many perplexing human issues and we invite students to seek these answers.
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                (11)
 
 
 
 

Salmon

Seventh-day Adventist
Christian School
 
~~~~~
400 Fairmont
Salmon, Idaho
83467
Phone: 208-756-4439
 
 
 
 
 
Notes:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revised 04/11
 
 
 
 
 
 

Salmon

Seventh-day Adventist

Christian School

Handbook

 

 
 
Accredited by
Northwest Association of Accredited Schools
And
North Pacific Union Conference of
Seventh-day Adventi
400 Fairmont St • Salmon, ID 83467-3333 • 208-756-4439