Family Handbook

A handbook is defined as a type of reference work, or other collection of instructions, that is intended to provide ready reference. Trinity Lutheran’s Family Handbook fits that description. Provided in print form at parent orientation (parent-only event in late summer), we post an electronic copy to allow our parents easy access to information about everything from the hours of the school day to how we insure the safety of students, from extracurricular opportunities to which stores sell our school uniforms, and much more.

No handbook, including ours, can be all-inclusive for every situation and our staff and teachers are always available to answer questions. Our Family Handbook covers a wide range of topics important to parents and students.  Click the link below to download the current school year Family Handbook.

2019-2020 Family Handbook

Table of Contents

Introduction

Nondiscrimination Policy
School Hours
New Students
      Entrance Age Requirements, Birth Certificate, Health Records

Spiritual Development

Family Involvement

TLS Fundraising

Communication
Role of the Parents
Cooperating With Separated or Divorced Parents
Cooperating With Non-Custodial Grandparent or Other Adults
Parent-Teacher Conferences
Line of Communication
School Board Meeting Policy
Parent To Classroom Communication
Parent To Parent Communication
Website for Visitors
Website for Students & Parents
Website Safety for Students and Parents
School Directory/Publicity
Classroom Observations
Change of Address/Telephone/Information
Telephone
Student Safety
Emergency School Closing

Academics
Homework/Daily Work
Student Grades
Honors Recognition
Special Learning Needs
Student-Owned Technology Tools (Grades 6-8)
Summer Reading
Proficiency Exams
Retention

Attendance
Absenteeism
Tardiness
Student Health Concerns
      Wellness Policy, Communicable Diseases, Illness, Food Allergies, Medication

Transportation
Dropping Off & Picking Up Children
Bus Guidelines
      Bus Behavior, Bus Discipline, Bus Stop Safety

Dress Code
Uniforms
      Kindergarten-Grade 8 Boys
      Kindergarten-Grade 8 Girls
      Both Boys and Girls
Other Dress Requirements
Spirit Shirt Days
Dress Requirements for “No Uniform Required Days”

Discipline
Safe School Environment
Anti-Bullying and No Harassment Policy
Software and Internet Policies
Discipline Policy
Consequences of Misconduct
Conduct Grade Guidelines
Eighth Grade Trip
General Rules of Conduct
School Property

Extracurricular Opportunities
Extracurricular Activities
Extracurricular Eligibility

TLS Extended Care Program
TLS Locations, TLS Costs, TLS Non-School & Early Dismissal Days, Pick-Up Delays & Late Pick-Up Policy, Security Procedures

General Information
Food & Drink
Coke Machine
Parties
      Parties Outside the Classroom
      Classroom Birthday Treats
      Classroom Parties (Fall Festival, Christmas, Valentine's Day, and Easter)
Field Trips
      Drivers
      Chaperones/Drivers

School Supplies

Financial Responsibilities
Payment of Fees and Optional Services
FACTS for Administration of Tuition and School Related Expenses
FACTS Tuition Payment Plan Options
Other Financial Policies
End of the School Year Financial Issues