Children must be supervised by an adult at ALL TIMES while attending Archway Classes. Anytime your child is on-site at Archway, he/she should be under the direct supervision of a parent or other designated adult. It is fine for you to run a quick errand during your child's class time, but please do not leave him/her unattended after or between classes.
Parents should maintain visual contact with children under their supervision at all times, and should do their best to maintain a quiet and calm atmosphere in the common area. If you are on-site with a child who is not in class, please bring something quiet for him to work on. This can be a great time for quiet family reading or worksheets! If you choose to allow your child to play outside, you must go outside with him/her.
While there is no formal uniform for Archway students or staff, we expect that everyone will dress modestly and comfortably in clothing that will not be a distraction to others. Appropriate clothing guidelines include, but are not limited to:
A good rule of thumb is: if you have any doubt that what your child is wearing might be objectionable to others, have him change before you come to class.
The church where we are holding classes has blessed us by allowing us to use their facilities. We should show proper respect to all buildings and property of the church. Any property damage caused by an Archway student or family member will result in that family paying for the repair or replacement of the damaged item. If a student willfully causes damage to church or Archway property, he will be suspended from classes for the remainder of the semester and no refund will be given.
Families and students may only be in designated areas of the church which will be reviewed at the beginning of each semester.
You can also be a good steward of the church facilities by:
Please allow 24 hours to pass before your child returns to class if he has:
If you have any doubts about your child's wellness/ability to attend classes, please keep him at home. We want to keep all of our students healthy!
Please notify the Administrative Director if your child may have exposed others to a communicable disease or condition such as chicken pox or head lice.
In the event of inclement weather, Archway Classes may be canceled. We will send out a mass email by 8am on any Friday when the weather is questionable. We will try to schedule a make-up day or extend classes for any missed Fridays, depending on availability of the church facility. We will not be able to offer refunds if we are unable to make up classes due to weather cancelations.
Lost and Found
A lost and found bin will be kept at Archway. Any items found during clean up will be placed in this bin. Parents, please help your students remember to check for all of their belongings before they leave the campus. If you believe you left an item at the church and need it back before the next class, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to see if it has been found and make arrangements to pick it up. All unidentified, unclaimed items will be thrown away or donated at the end of each semester.
It is helpful to have as few people in the common area as possible. To this end, please leave older children at home if they are responsible enough, and do not bring extra children (friends, relatives, etc.) with you to campus unless it is absolutely necessary. Students may not bring guests to class unless permission has been granted in advance by both the teacher and the Administrative Director.
Electronic devices such as portable DVD players and hand-held video game systems are an unnecessary distraction; please leave them at home or in your vehicle. Laptop computers may be used in the common area for educational purposes under parental supervision. Parents, if you must use your cell phone, please keep your conversation quiet and brief (outside the common room or hallways near classes). Any device that causes disruptive noises in the classroom may be confiscated by the teacher and given to the parent when class is over.
If for any reason it becomes unsafe for our group to remain at the church facility, students will be turned over to their parent or responsible adult for evacuation. If no parent is present and an evacuation is mandated, students will be taken to a safe location by teachers or administrators. Your child’s safety and well being is our primary concern.
If you have a problem with your child’s teacher, you are encouraged to speak directly to the teacher about it, either in person or by phone or email. If you are uncomfortable doing that, or have done so and cannot reach a resolution to your conflict, you may speak to a member of the Board of Directors. We hope to honor Christ in the way we deal with grievances, and strive to do so in a manner that will not result in anger, frustration, or hurt feelings.
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Archway's Statement of Beliefs
*God is the creator and ruler of the universe.
"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth." Genesis 1:1 NIRV
*Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Jesus lived a sinless life and died for the sins of all men and women. He rose from the dead after three days and ascended into Heaven and will return again.
"What I received I passed on to you. And it is the most important of all. Here is what it is. Christ died for our sins, just as Scripture said he would. He was buried. He was raised from the dead on the third day, just as Scripture said he would be." I Corinthians 15: 3-4
*Salvation is a gift from God through the death of Jesus. We cannot earn our way to heaven by “being good” or good works.
Only through Jesus, are we saved. Eternal life begins the moment we receive Jesus Christ by faith.
"God’s grace has saved you because of your faith in Christ. Your salvation doesn’t come from anything you do. It is God’s gift. It is not based on anything you have done. No one can brag about earning it." Ephesians 2:8-9
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6
*The Bible is God’s word. It is the guide for Christian life.
"God has breathed life into all Scripture. It is useful for teaching us what is true. It is useful for correcting our mistakes. It is useful for making our lives whole again. It is useful for training us to do what is right." II Timothy 3:16
"Your word is like a lamp that shows me the way. It is like a light that guides me." Psalm 119:105
This is the statement of beliefs upon which Archway was founded. These are interdenominational mainstream Christian beliefs. We do not ask that you accept these as your own. That is your personal choice. Our hope is that you find Archway to be a welcoming and authentic Christian organization.