Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran School serves families of our congregation and community with an excellent Christ-centered education.
Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran School exists for the purpose of assisting parents with their God-given responsibility of teaching their children the true Word of God as God directs in Ephesians 6:4, “… bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.”
Our school assists our congregation’s parents with this vital responsibility, remembering our Lord’s command and promise recorded in Proverbs 22:6, “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.”
In keeping with the command of Jesus in Matt. 28:19, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, … teaching them…”, Holy Trinity Lutheran School seeks and welcomes opportunities to serve those who currently have no church home so that they too may be fed with the truth of God’s saving love.
Families who are active members of another Christian church will want to be sure that our school is the right fit in light of the differences in some or many Biblical teachings. Because our beliefs from God’s Word permeate all areas of school life, we do not want to cause confusion for children who are already under the care of a Christian church.
Through the combined efforts of parents and school, children learn to live Christian lives using the talents God has given them as they await the glory of heaven. As a member of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, we conduct this education with the conviction that the Bible provides an errorless standard and guide for everything that pertains to Christian faith and life. We impress upon children the Biblical truth that all people are by nature sinful, unable to earn God’s favor and salvation. The children then hear daily the joyful message that God’s own Son, Jesus Christ, sent as a free gift, has redeemed them and all people from sin by virtue of his suffering, death, and resurrection. Through faith in Him as their Savior, salvation is granted.
Holy Trinity offers a quality education in all aspects of the primary, elementary, and junior high curriculum.
Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran School admits students of any race, color, or national origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities accorded or made available to students of the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national/ethnic origin in any policies or programs.
Applications will be considered under the following levels of priority:
- Children of Holy Trinity
- Children of other WELS and ELS congregations
- Children who have no church home
- Others from the community
Age requirements for enrollment are as follows:
- Enrollment in Kindergarten is determined by age and evaluation results
- To enter Kindergarten, children must be five years old on or before Sept. 1
- To enter first grade, children must be six years old on or before Sept. 1
Parents who desire to enroll their children in our school but are not members of our congregation or an affiliated congregation will attend an Information Class within the first year of enrollment (preferably before enrollment). This class will help them understand our church doctrines which are outlined in the confessions of the Lutheran Church. Instruction is most effective when it is reinforced at home.
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The cost of education at Holy Trinity Lutheran School is about $6000 per student per year. Tuition has been set by the Board of Education at $3200 per student for the 2016-17 school year. The rest of the cost is covered by Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. Some discounts may apply and a limited amount of tuition assistance is available. Please contact the Principal for details. We do not want cost to keep a family from receiving a Lutheran education.
Tuition and other school fees are set by the Board of education. The Board does not want cost to keep any child from a Christian education. Any family that feels it will have difficulty covering these costs is asked to contact the Board of Education(through Mr. Sellnow) before the beginning of the school year to make alternative arrangements. If financial circumstances change during the school year which create severe financial hardship, the Board of Education (through Mr. Sellnow) should be notified as soon as possible. The Board of Education requests the following payment schedule from those who do not pay in full by the beginning of the school year:
In August, school fees such as milk, religion materials, technology fees, activity/equipment fees, and cleaning fees must be paid. The rest of the school bill will be divided into nine installments from June through March. Monthly bills will be sent as reminders.
Classroom book orders, school pictures, yearbooks, field trips that cost money, and interscholastic activities such as piano and sports may not be available to those who are more than one month behind in school payments.
Although cases may be considered on an individual basis, students with outstanding bills may not be allowed to register for the following school year.
During the summer a letter will be sent home with school information. During Home Visits:
- Parents will meet with teachers.
- Parents will receive the school handbook or changes made to it.
- Parents will check and sign the emergency contact forms.
The school day begins promptly at 8:00 A.M. and ends at 3:00 P.M. It is important for the students’ preparation to be at school about ten minutes before school begins. The school will be open at 7:40 A.M. As children arrive, they will go to their classrooms and prepare quietly. No children are allowed to play on the playground either before or after school without parent or guardian supervision.
Children will not be allowed to leave the school grounds during school hours without permission from a parent or guardian. If the student is required to leave the school grounds, the parent, or guardian, or person designated by the parent will pick them up, in person, from the classroom. Leaving school grounds during school hours without permission will result in a student suspension.
A calendar of the school year’s events will be given to each family at registration or before and will be available to all parents on the church/school web-site.
All students and teachers of our school will be treated with and will treat each other with Christian love and respect. “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” (Matthew 22:39) Love and respect are fruits of faith that we want to show to one another. However, at the same time, we expect all students to avoid inappropriate public displays of affection toward one another.
In a Christian school, proper dress and good habits of hygiene reflect the belief that we acknowledge our bodies to be temples of the Holy Spirit. Our dress is a public witness to others of how Christ’s love makes us feel about ourselves. Our students’ dress must encourage learning and a feeling of pride in themselves. At the same time, it must reflect the modesty and humility, which Christ himself demonstrated as our example. Though everything may be permissible, not everything is beneficial to learning and reflecting Christ’s image. For this reason, students will be required to “dress up” for school. Dressing up emphasizes the importance and special nature of school. Looking nice makes a person feel special and motivates them to do their best.
If you have any questions about what your children may or may not wear, please contact the principal before you send them to school in it.
The dress code is as follows:
- Students must wear collared shirts with sleeves (t-shirts and sweatshirts are not acceptable as classroom apparel). Shirts must be tucked in. Sweaters and turtlenecks may be worn. Fleeces may be worn over dress code apparel when it is cold in the classrooms.
- Students will wear dress slacks (such as khakis). No jeans, sweat pants, camouflage, baggie pants, or really tight pants. Pants must fit and be secure at the waist. Girls may wear dresses and skirts which are at least mid-thigh in length. Leggings may only be worn with a skirt or dress.
- Between May 1st and October 15th students may wear shorts with pockets and hems which are at least mid-thigh in length and are not meant for athletic activities. Dress code shirts are still required.
- Clothing must be washed and without holes in them. Flip-flops, beach wear, rubber sandals are not allowed.
- Excessive jewelry, excessive make-up, body piercing jewelry (with the exception of girl’s earrings), and tattoos are not permitted at school. Hats will not be worn inside the building.
- During the winter months, students must wear a winter jacket during outdoor recess. If the student would like to play in the snow, he/she must also wear snow boots (not hiking boots that are being worn in the classroom); gloves or mittens; and a hat, earmuffs, or a hood.
- In order to keep our school floors and carpets clean, students must have two pair of shoes. The lower grades (K-5) need to have one pair of shoes at school that they will wear only inside the building, and another pair that they will wear outside at recess. The upper grades (6-8) need to have a clean pair of gym shoes at school.
Students who are not dressed in compliance with the dress code will be asked to correct the situation and to adhere to the policy in the future. If the situation cannot be corrected at school, parents will be contacted to bring proper clothing. If the situation is not resolved in a timely matter, the student will be removed from school for the day. Repeated violations of the dress code will be addressed by the Board of Education.
The principal will decide on questions of dress as they arise until they can be reviewed by the Board of Education.
The following grading scale will be used throughout the school.
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Holy Trinity’s students in grades 3-8 take part in a national testing program. This test is an overall assessment of a student’s academic strengths and weaknesses. Test results will be made available to the parents.
A report of your child’s progress is available through our online grading system. It is necessary for parents to keep up to date with their child’s progress and to consult with the teacher if there are any questions concerning the report.
Incomplete work will result in an “F” for the missed assignment. All incomplete work must be finished to receive a grade on the final report card. Grade advancement is not permitted with incomplete work.
After a student has been absent, he/she must make arrangements with the teacher to make up any work missed. If it is known that a student will be absent for several days, it is recommended that arrangements be made before the absence to lessen the burden upon returning to class. Schoolwork resulting from school absences takes up more of a student’s free time at night as he/she tries to catch up again. Students may be kept inside for recess to get work made up. Any make-up work not turned in one week after the return of the student will be considered incomplete. (See Incomplete Work)
The school, with the exception of the following personal items, will provide all textbooks and workbooks:
- The Holy Bible, New International Version | Grades 3-8
- Lutheran Catechism (revised) | Grades 7-8
- Christian Worship, A Lutheran Hymnal | Grades 3-8
- Christ-Light Religion Materials | Grades K-6
All books listed are available for purchase through Holy Trinity. These books must be paid for at registration.
God’s Word is the rock upon which Holy Trinity is built. Each morning will begin with devotion, a prayer, and a hymn; each afternoon will begin with devotion and a prayer; and each afternoon will end with a prayer.
On Wednesdays we begin our school day with a worship service in the church for all the children. The Pastor conducts the service and delivers a sermonette. An offering is gathered from the children and is used in the work of the church and the synod.
Field trips will be taken periodically by the children. You will be given advance notice of the event. If the field trip could be dangerous (ex. skiing), the parents may be required to sign a permission slip. Parents will be asked to drive on field trips. No child will be allowed to ride in a vehicle without using his/her seat belt and booster seat, if appropriate. All vehicles must be properly insured.
Holy Trinity students will at times throughout the year participate in athletic events against other schools. These events may include soccer, basketball, cheerleading, volleyball, softball, and track. Participation in these events is not required but is encouraged so that the student might learn the joys involved with athletic sportsmanship.
If a student would like to participate in a sports activity, he/she must maintain a C average and may not have an F in any subject. Failure to meet these two criteria at any time during the season will result in a two-week suspension from the sport. If, after two weeks, these two criteria are still not met, the student will not be allowed to participate in the sport for the remainder of that season.
Evening Church Meals and Sporting Events
Students are strongly encouraged to attend sporting events to cheer for their classmates and their school. However, children are not allowed to stay after school without being directly supervised by an adult. Parents are required to be at school at 3:15 P.M. to watch their child(ren) if they are to stay after for a game or church meal. It is permissible for another adult to watch the child(ren) so long as a written note by their parent has been shown to the teacher and that adult watches them at all times.
Children of the day school will sing at various times throughout the church year. Parents will be notified in advance of such dates. We ask that you adjust your worship service schedule for that week so that your child(ren) will be able to join us in praising our Savior.
Since the purpose of this school is to assist parents in teaching their children God’s Word, it is expected that parents will see to it that their children attend church regularly. A child of God cannot grow in faith if he/she is separated from the Word that gives life. The psalmist writes “I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the Lord.’” (Psalm 122:1) Worship and Bible study at church is a privilege. Together, with other Christians, we are able to learn the truths of God’s Word and to encourage one another in our faith and in Christian living.
Church attendance reinforces what the child learns at home and at school and shows a unity between them. It also impresses upon the child the importance of God’s Word in their lives. Because of this, teachers will keep a record of church attendance for each week. Reports will be made to the Board of Education and the Board of Elders on a regular basis.
At times during the school year, our students participate in school-sponsored activities off the school grounds. The coaches, chaperones, activity leaders, parents, and/or chaperones appointed by parents are responsible for supervising the pre- and post-event behavior and activities of the students. The students are representing the school at such functions, and inappropriate actions may result in being suspended from participation in such activities or from school itself. The activity director or coach may outline guidelines for the off-site event. Such guidelines may include, but are not limited to, evening activities, bedtimes, curfews, etc. Guidelines laid down by those in charge of the activity must be followed.
Students are expected to come to school healthy and well groomed. Our school makes use of the services of the Kent County Health Department nurses. Head lice checks may also be done periodically. If head lice are found on a student, that student will be sent home immediately. The student will be re-admitted only when all the head lice and head lice nits have been removed from his/her hair.
Teachers may not administer ANY medication (aside from first aid sprays, creams, and Band-Aids) to any student without written permission from a parent or guardian. When sending medication, please include written instructions for taking or applying the medication. Students are not allowed to have any medication, not even aspirin or Tylenol, in their possession. All medications must be given to the teacher to administer.
Students are required to meet the immunization requirements set by the State of Michigan.
The minimum requirements are:
- 4 DTP
- 3 polio
- 3 doses of Hepatitis B
- 2 MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella)
- and varicella (chicken pox).
Additional boosters are strongly recommended for further protection. Failure to meet these requirements will mean exclusion from school – enforced by the Kent County Health Department. The health department warns parents in advance of exclusion.
Lunch periods are held in the classroom. Please be sure your child has a nutritional meal each and every day. If you would like to send something for them to microwave, please choose something that takes no longer than a minute to heat. Also, send all forks, spoons, ketchup, mustard, etc. that your child may need to eat his/her lunch. Items in the kitchen are not intended for our use.
Hot lunch is periodically provided for the children. The fee for each meal is to be paid to the teacher the week of the lunch. Hot lunch is optional.
Holy Trinity participates in a milk program through a local dairy. Students will be charged for milk on a yearly basis. Milk fees are determined in August and must be paid in full on registration day. Orders can be for either white or chocolate milk.
Absences and Tardies
Regular attendance and punctuality is very important and should not be taken lightly by the parent or the student. If a child is absent from school, he/she will not be allowed to participate in any extracurricular activities that day. Examples of these would be sporting events, forensics, spelling bee, etc.
All absences and tardies are to be explained to the teacher, either before or after, giving reason as to why it was important to miss school. Unexcused absences will be handled in compliance with the attendance laws of the state of Michigan. The teacher will record all tardies. A tardy is given when a student is not in the classroom when the morning bell rings at 8:00 A.M.
The following is the school’s policy for tardies (per quarter):
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“He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.” (Proverbs 13:24)
“Discipline your son, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to his death.” (Proverbs 19:18)
Discipline is a sign of Christian love, not dislike. To withhold discipline because we don’t want to upset the child is a sin.
At school it is especially important to maintain discipline to preserve a learning environment where a student doesn’t feel emotionally or physically threatened. With this in mind, Holy Trinity will use the following expectations and corrective measures in dealing with discipline.
Expectations of Students:
- The student will show respect to the teacher.
- The student will participate in class in such a way that his/her behavior does not disrupt the lesson being taught.
- The student will show respect to all and will not threaten either the physical or emotional well-being of another student.
Corrective Measures (more serious infractions may warrant moving directly to higher level measures):
- The classroom teacher will follow the procedures he/she has established for his/her classroom. If, after taking these measures, the teacher no longer feels that the student is willing to correct the behavior, the problem will be referred to the principal.
- The principal will receive the report of the teacher and will counsel the child. The teacher will inform the parent that their child was referred to the principal and give the reason for the referral. The Pastor and the Board of Education will be informed if necessary.
- If the situation is not corrected with step two, the child will be referred to the principal a second time. The principal will inform the parents directly and the Pastor and the Board of Education will be informed.
- If the situation is not corrected with step three, the child will be referred to the principal a third time. The child will be suspended from school for a minimum of three days. The Pastor and the Board of Education will be informed. The parents of the student will be required to meet with the principal and the teacher to discuss the situation before the student is allowed back in the classroom. Agreeable measures for effectively dealing with the situation must be agreed upon. (Suspension from school is a form of discipline. It is not a vacation. The student will remain with the parent at home or under the direct supervision of a babysitter. Should the child be found at school, or near the school grounds, the police will be informed of the truancy.)
- Should all the above fail to achieve the desired behavior, the child will be referred to the principal a fourth time. The child will be suspended indefinitely and be sent home immediately. The parents will be required to meet with the Board of Education to discuss the situation. At this meeting, an agreeable method for dealing with the problem must be arranged.
- If these measures all fail to bring about the desired behavior, the problem will be referred to the principal a fifth time. As a final act of love and concern for the child, the child will be recommended for expulsion to the Board of Education. The recommendation for expulsion will be officially served to the parents in writing by the U.S. Mail. The principal will speak with the parents and the child informing them of the Board’s decision. The expulsion will remain in effect for the balance of the school year. All prepaid fees will be forfeited, and all fees owed must be paid before transfer of records. No appeal is possible until the beginning of the new school year, at which time application for readmission may be given to the Board of Education. Readmission is not possible without the approval of the Board of Education.
A huge topic of discussion in today’s society is that of bullying and safe schools. A Christian school is not exempt from such behaviors; in fact, Satan may work harder in these areas. Therefore, in an attempt to encourage proper Christian behavior and loving treatment of fellow students, the faculty and Board of Education have established a rubric to follow in dealing with these situations when they arise. Please note that teachers, principal, or Board of Education may take more serious action when deemed necessary. The rubric is as follows:
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Our philosophy of education puts the major responsibility for educating a child with the parent. Our school works in partnership with the parents in teaching and training our children for the future with our primary goal being eternal life in heaven. The teachers use responsibility forms as a means of training the children in their responsibilities, but mainly as a communication tool with the parents. When teachers address issues with parents, the most frequent response of parents is, “Why wasn’t I informed sooner?” These forms are meant to be a means of communication between the school and home so that parents have the opportunity to stay on top of issues and to address them before they escalate into serious problems. In that light, there may or may not have been consequences suffered at school, but the parent can decide whether there needs to be more consequences at home to deal with the situation. Since it is important for this communication to be two-way, these forms must be signed and returned the next school day to avoid further consequences. Receipt of multiple responsibility forms may result in meetings with the teacher, principal, and/or Board of Education.
Book and Property Damage
Fines will be levied for damage and/or loss of school textbooks and property. Any student involved in the destruction of school property will be subject to fines and disciplinary action.
“…take captive every thought and make it obedient to Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:5b
To ensure the use of the Internet as an effective tool to expand research and to allow students to obtain current information to broaden the child’s educational experience and to help teach the student about the world beyond the classroom.
Due to the nature of the Internet, it provides certain dangers and opportunities for sinful and/or illegal activities (such as access to pornographic material, stalking, and to gambling). Because Internet content is not regulated the quality and validity of the material varies greatly. Our students need to learn how to distinguish between worthwhile sites and those that are harmful. It is also important that our students understand that while on the Internet, they must “…take captive every good thought and make it obedient to Christ.” The students will need to exercise common sense and good Christian judgment.
Holy Trinity Lutheran School will be using an Internet content filter. However, there is no way to completely block every possible undesirable site on the Internet. Therefore, the students will only be allowed to use the Internet under the supervision of a teacher or a staff member. This does not guarantee that they will always be viewing non-objectionable material. Also, students will be required to have written consent from their parents to use the Internet at school.
The following guidelines have been developed to define acceptable use on the Internet.
Appropriate Use of the Internet:
- All research should reflect Christian principles and be in pursuit of educational goals.
- Students must limit their time on the Internet so that others may have access.
- Students must respect copyright and other intellectual property rights. Any plagiarism will result in a failing grade as well as re-completing the assignment.
- E-mail may be sent only under the supervision of an instructor. Realize that e-mail is not private.
Inappropriate Use of the Internet:
- Intentionally damaging or destroying data.
- Using name and password other than your own.
- Sending or receiving obscene or sinful material.
- Engaging in illegal, rude, or unchristian activities.
- The use of chat rooms, instant messaging, and internet-based games (unless teacher selected) will be strictly prohibited.
Consequences for Unacceptable Use of the Internet:
- The privilege of using the Internet will be suspended or permanently revoked.
- School discipline will be administered as deemed necessary.
No gum chewing will be allowed during school hours. The teacher will confiscate any gum brought to school.
Cell Phones and Electronic Devices
CD players, CD’s, Gameboys, cell phones, and other hand-held electronic devices are not allowed.
Any violation of the City of Wyoming’s, State of Michigan’s, or Federal Government’s laws concerning illegal substances will be referred to the Wyoming Police Department. Any student involved with illegal substances on school grounds will be subject to arrest. Students involved with illegal substances on school grounds will also be expelled from Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran School.
Student possession of or use of tobacco products on school grounds will result in a 3-day suspension. A second offense will result in expulsion.
Absolutely no weapons are allowed on school grounds. Any student possessing or involved with the use of or threatened use of a weapon will be immediately suspended. The matter will then be addressed by the Board of Education regarding expulsion or re-admittance into school.
A major concern of both parents and teachers is getting the best education possible for the children. We are working together to make these children the next generation of church leaders. Parents have to feel comfortable with the person teaching their child(ren) and teachers have to feel the support of the parents. The only way this will happen is through communication. Please feel free to talk to the teachers about your joys and your concerns. To keep both parties from feeling offended and to help each realize his/her importance to the other in educating the child, it is of vital importance that we follow the advice our Lord gave us for sharing our beliefs with others, “…do this with gentleness and respect.” (1 Peter 3:15)
Please remember that any concerns need to be addressed in the proper manner (according to Matthew 18, 15-20). Issues must be addressed to the specific teachers first (not to the Board of Education or other parents). The appropriate steps would be: Discussing the concern with the child’s teacher, then with the principal, and finally addressing the Board of Education.
At the beginning of the school year, all parents will receive information as to what supplies will be needed by the students. Please make sure all these items are in the student’s possession the first day of school.
Weekly school newsletters will be sent out via email. The school newsletter will inform you of important news and events (ex. C.E.L. meetings, sport schedules, health screenings, etc.) as it applies to the entire school. The classroom newsletter will inform you of important news and events (ex. tests, memory work, book reports, field trips, etc.) as it applies to the students of that individual classroom. Newsletters are vital in letting parents know what is happening at school and how they can help. Please read them.
Birthdays are joyous times. Children may bring a treat to share with the entire class. Please avoid party invitations at school unless the entire class is invited. Invitations extended to all encourage acceptance for one another and prevent hurt feelings that interfere with performance and relationships at school.
Children are expected to depart from school by 3:15 P.M. Students remaining after this time will be taken to the Extended Care room and parents will be charged accordingly.
Doctor and Dentist Visits
Students learn best when in the classroom. They hear topics discussed and directions for assignments. Appointments interrupt their daily routine. Please make all appointments for after school hours. If there is absolutely no other time you can schedule the appointment, please inform the teacher. Your child will not be dismissed until you pick them up, in person, from the classroom.
If your child is injured away from school and has noticeable injuries, please inform the teacher of the injury and let him/her know how it happened. Teachers are required by law to report any case of suspected child abuse.
Telephone – Incoming
The secretary is usually in the church office every morning. She can answer many questions or take messages for teachers. To speak to a teacher you need to dial his/her extension. You may need to leave a message. The extensions are as follows:
- Ext. 10 – Church Secretary 16 Mrs. Grant
- Ext. 11 – Pastor
- Ext. 13 – Mr. Sellnow (office)
- Ext. 14 – Mr. Sellnow (classroom)
- Ext. 15 – (a.m.) Mrs. Thiel
- Ext. 15 – (p.m.) Mrs. Yax
- Ext. 16 – Mrs. Grant
- Ext. 17 – Extended Care
- Ext. 19 – Computer Lab
- Ext. 20 – Gym/Kitchen
- Ext. 21 – Mrs. Sellnow
Telephone – Outgoing
The telephones in the school are not for student use. In an emergency situation or due to illness, a teacher may give permission to a student to use the telephone. Students will not be allowed to call home because of forgotten work, forgotten lunch, or to go to another student’s house.
Bicycles, Skateboards, Inline Skates, etc.
Students may ride bicycles to school but must park them in the bicycle rack. Students are not permitted to ride bikes during recess. Skateboards and in-line skates may be used during recess. Students must wear a helmet when using these items.
If it becomes necessary to close school because of bad weather or any other reason, notice will be given over WOOD radio (1300 AM) and most of the area television stations. This notice will be called in to the radio and television stations on the morning of the cancellation. TV8 seems to be very reliable in getting this information out. If school needs to be cancelled early, students will not be released without your permission. Parents are encouraged to sign up for electronic notification from TV8 (www.woodtv.com) regarding school closings and delays.
Emergency Safety Procedures
- Assigned students check that bathrooms are vacated, classroom lights are off, and classroom windows are closed.
- Students move to assigned meeting place via proper escape route.
- Teacher closes door after all students have vacated the room.
- Teacher takes attendance at assigned meeting place. Notify person in charge that all students are accounted for.
- Assigned students check that bathrooms are vacated, classroom lights are off, and classroom windows are closed.
- Students move to assigned meeting place. *(They will take a large hardcover book to cover their heads.)
- Teacher closes door after all students have vacated the room.
- Teacher takes attendance at assigned meeting place. Notify person in charge that all students are accounted for.
- Remain quiet and orderly while awaiting further instructions.
*Preschool: Closet in Preschool classroom.
*K-5: In hallway with heads toward lockers.
*6-8: In hallway with heads facing block wall.
- Principal decides on closings and contacts GRAIL and TV8.
- Principal contacts teachers.
- If families need to be contacted, the 3-5th teacher will contact those families. Mr. Sellnow will contact any other 6-8th grade families. Mrs. Grant will contact any other K-2nd grade families. Mrs. Sellnow will contact preschool families.
LOCKDOWN SAFETY PROCEDURES
- All students stay in/move to closest secure location. (Stay away from doors and windows)
- Lock doors and cover windows. Turn off lights.
- Call Principal. Principal will contact 911, Office, and/or 3-5th teacher.
- Each teacher will contact next lower teacher to inform of lockdown.
- If any extra students are in a room, call the students’ classroom to inform the teacher.
- If possible, lock school entry door and close hall doors.
Each classroom has a small library set up for the student’s use. If you would like to donate a book or books to these libraries, please speak with the teacher.
Each student will be assigned a locker at the beginning of the school year. Lockers are for storing coats, boots, gloves, lunch, and toys for recess. Do not store valuable items in your locker. (Turn these in to the principal for safekeeping.) If you bring a lock for your locker, either the combination or a copy of the key must be turned in to the teacher.
Lost and Found
Students are not to leave personal items lying around in hallways or locker rooms. Found items will be placed in the designated lost and found area. Please check this area occasionally, as items will not be kept there indefinitely.
Christian Education League (C.E.L.)
The C.E.L. is an organization that meets four times throughout the school year (Sept., Nov., Feb., Apr.) in an effort to create better parent-teacher relationships and to discuss school activities. Educational material is also presented to assist in the raising of the Christian child. These meetings are very valuable. They give parents and teachers opportunity to hear each other’s ideas so, together, we can improve our school.
At the parents’ or teacher’s discretion, prospective kindergarten students may be screened and tested by the kindergarten teacher before enrolling. Holy Trinity provides an all-day kindergarten program.
We sometimes produce videos or post pictures of events to promote our school. These may be posted on our website or other advertising media. Please let us know if you prefer not to have your child’s image used to advertise for Holy Trinity Lutheran School.
“I can do everything through him who gives me strength.” (Phil. 4:13)
“Whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” (Col. 3:17)
“Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” (2 Peter 3:18)