GBS is a closed campus educational environment. In order to insure campus safety and security, school personnel follow specific procedures. Students and visitors must comply with the following requirementsor will be asked to leave the campus.
Any parent picking up students during school hours must come to the front office to have the student called out of class. In order to avoid disruption to the classroom, parents will not be allowed to visit classrooms during school hours unless prior approval from the teacher is obtained.
Student Passes: To leave the classroom during class time or the playground for any reason to go to the office, the student needs permission from the teacher. A pass from the office is also needed to be readmitted to the class.
Visitor Passes: Visitors are welcome on the GBS campus as long as they are students or parents, guardians, or relatives of a student(s), or someone who is seriously considering enrollment in our school. Student visitors must be approved by the administration at least one day prior to the visit. To be approved, both the GBS student and the visiting student must submit a note from their parents to the office requesting permission for the visit. All student visitors must abide by GBS dress and conduct standards.
Any visitor (student, alumnae, parent, youth pastor, etc.) must obtain and wear a visitor’s pass issued by the office. Visitors must report to the office immediately upon entering the school grounds and are not allowed to sign students out to go off campus.
The GBHS student parking lot is located on Royal Avenue in the parking lot of Centerpoint Church. The school's good neighbor policy requires students who choose to park on the street do so only in areas which are on the perimeter of the school. Seniors may park in the first row of the main school parking lot (on Cherry Avenue) when spaces are available. Students may not park in faculty parking zones. Audio played in cars may not be at a volume at which it can be heard from outside the vehicle.
Caution should always be adhered to when driving to school, on campus, at Centerpoint Church, and at Grace Brethren Church. Reckless and irresponsible driving will result in the revoking of parking privileges. Students must not loiter in or around their cars, before, during, or after the school day. Students may not go to their car during the day if it is parked on the street.
All students who will be driving to school must register their vehicles (car, truck, and motorcycle) in the office and receive a parking permit. This will enable school officials to find the driver in case of an emergency. Students who do not have a parking permit posted on their car, will receive a warning. If there is a second violation, the student will be disciplined according to the scale below.
In order to protect the safety of the students/children, if an authorized individual attempting to pick up a student is suspected of being impaired and/or under-the-influence, the campus will deny the release of the student/child.
1st - Warning
2nd - 1 hour detention
3rd - Two hour Saturday School - $20
4th - Four hour Saturday School - $40
5th - Referral to administration for further discipline
Because Grace Brethren Preschool is concerned about the well-being of all children, PLEASE KEEP YOUR CHILD HOME if he/she is ill. It is imperative that precautions are taken to prevent the spread of illnesses amongst the other children and staff. The school retains the right to send home any child that displays symptoms of illness as well as the right to require a doctor’s note for a child’s re-admittance to school following an illness or suspected illness.
Please notify the office if your child may have exposed others to contagious illnesses. The school staff will take the necessary precautions, but will never release information about a specific child’s health without parent consent.
Medications must be left in the front office with physician instructions on dosage and use, which are to be outlined on the H2 Form, submitted by the parent to the front office. H2 Forms may be obtained in the front office for the physician to complete. Students are not permitted to carry medications in school without a written directive from a physician and approval from administration. The school will not give anymedication to a student without a completed H2 Form on file. Medication must be brought to the Front Office and checked in with parental instructions.
If a student is injured or becomes ill during the day, the school will attempt to contact the parents or other legal guardians for instructions on how to best manage the situation. In the event that the parents cannot be reached, the school will employ the directions given on the emergency medical form. In the event that a student needs immediate medical attention, emergency medical services will be contacted. It is vital for each student to have a current emergency form on file with up-to date emergency contactphone numbers.
Grace Brethren Schools requires that each student’s parent/guardian present proof of proper immunization, in accordance with current state law. Students with allowable exemptions from immunizations will be temporarily excluded where there is cause to believe that the student has been exposed to a communicable disease.