Policies

PLEASE NOTE: 
Not all school policies are listed here. Please refer to our School Handbook for a complete list. Thank you!

Arrival

The students are admitted into the building at 7:15 a.m.  All students entering the building should proceed directly to the cafeteria.  Breakfast is served daily in the cafeteria from 7:15-7:50 a.m.  Beginning at 7:30, students in kindergarten through fourth grade are supervised on the playground until their teachers pick them up at 7:50 a.m.  Students in fifth through eighth grade can either go to the playground or the theater from 7:30-7:50 a.m. Teachers will supervise their classes in the theater until Morning Meeting begins at 8:00 a.m.  The school day begins at 8:00 a.m.  Any students who arrive after 8:00 a.m., must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to sign in late.

Dismissal

All parents must pick up their child(ren) promptly when school ends at 3:45 p.m.  Parents/guardians MUST strictly follow these simple rules in order to assure the safety and security of all students:

  • Do not use the most southern row of parking spaces or the southern most lane – these are reserved for the employees and guests of other organizations who are housed in our building.
  • Be sensitive to others who might need to enter or leave the parking lot on business other than school business.  Let’s do everything possible to help minimize the impact of our procedures on their lives.
  • All students must be picked up in designated areas.  There will be no curbside pickup from Mound Avenue.
  • There will not be any staff supervision after 4:00 for the remaining students, so it is extremely important for you to have arrangements for picking up your child on time.
  • During indoor dismissal parents are not allowed within the school building.  Please post your family number placard and remain in your vehicle.  Staff members will retrieve your number to be called over the intercom.

Early Check-Out

Parent/guardian must come to the main office and sign the student out. A student who needs to leave school for any reason during the school day should bring a note from a parent/guardian indicating the time they need to be excused and the reason for the excuse. The student should hand this note in to his/her teacher, and then the teacher will send it to the office.

Students will be excused only upon the request of a parent/guardian. A child will not be allowed to leave the school with anyone who is not authorized by the parent on the emergency card maintained by the school office. The main office shall keep an updated written list of those individuals authorized to remove the children from school premises.

If the student returns to school the same day, the student is to report to the front desk immediately to sign back into school. Checking a student out early to avoid parking lot traffic during dismissal is not acceptable.

Early Release Days

During the school year we have early release (see school calendar for specific dates).  The school day is 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 p.m. on these days.  Lunch is provided on Early Release days.

Absences

It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to notify the school by 7:30 a.m., if a child will be absent or late.  The following are valid reasons for your child to miss school and are considered excusable absences:

  • Personal Illness
  • Medical/Dental Appointments
  • Death/Funerals
  • Family Emergencies
  • Required Legal Appearances
  • Designated Religious Holidays
  • Educational Activities approved by the School Principal

 All other absences are regarded as truancies (please review the “Truancy” section).

Parent Notification of Absence

If your child is not in school and you have not notified school personnel, School Messenger will contact you starting at 10:00 a.m.

Inclement Weather

Whenever our school must alter operations because of severe weather, or for any emergency related event, you will be notified by School Messenger.  You must have a current telephone number on file with the school to receive School Messenger notifications. 21st Century Preparatory School also participates in the following television and radio station closing networks, and will post that information on the following television and radio stations:

  • Today’s TMJ Channel 4
  • CBS 58 News
  • WISN Weather Watch Channel 12
  • WITI Fox 6
  • News/Talk 1130 WISN/AM
  • WRJN 1400
  • 620 WTMJ

21st Century Preparatory School will be listed separately on media announcements.  Every effort will be made to have the posting called in by 6:00 am.

Truancy

Your child is considered truant when:

  • He/she is absent for all or part of the school day, and you, as the parent/guardian, have not contacted the school with a reason as noted in the section “Excused Absences”
  • He/she attends school irregularly but often enough that he/she is not in violation of state laws which require children to attend school

A child is considered habitually truant if he/she misses a total of five (5) full or partial days without an excuse during a school semester. 

You will be notified if your child has five (5) unexcused absences in a semester.  The notification will be in writing and sent by registered or certified mail.  The notice will ask you to meet with the School Coordinator of Community Services within five (5) days. 

If you fail to meet with the Parent Liaison the school may take steps to impose penalties for failing to correct the truancy problem.  These penalties include enforcement of state statutes and municipal codes such as referral to the District Attorney’s Office.

Student Expectations

Students are expected to make positive contributions to the learning environment.  Any behaviors that detract from the learning environment are not permitted.  All behaviors that enhance and encourage positive learning environments are appreciated as an example of how we can learn from each other.  In particular:

  • All 21st Century Preparatory School students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the values of the school, and to work in cooperation with all members of the school community to contribute positively to the educational atmosphere of the school.
  • Student behavior should always reflect a seriousness of purpose and a cooperative attitude, both in and out of the classroom.
  • Students are obligated to show proper respect to their teachers and peers at all times. 
  • Disrespectful words, actions, and attitudes have no place at 21st Century Preparatory School.
  • All students are expected to take responsibility for their actions and to change unacceptable behaviors.
  • All students are entitled to an education free from undue disruption.  Students who willfully disrupt the educational program will be subject to the discipline procedures of the school. 

 Students are expected to be accountable for their actions and comply with the following school-wide rules at all times.

  • Be safe.
  • Be responsible.
  • Be respectful.
  • Be a learner.

Grading Beliefs/Assumptions:

  • Our primary goal as educators is to work with students to maximize their learning and achievement. It is desirable for us to work to improve achievement and reduce failure.
  • Grades should reflect what a student knows, understands, and can apply and/or demonstrate.
  • Students do not learn/achieve at uniform rates.
  • While some students may be motivated by good grades, many (perhaps most) students are negatively motivated by poor (especially failing) grades.
  • Students should be given multiple opportunities to improve their demonstration of knowledge, understanding, and applications.
  • In grading there needs to be greater emphasis on achievement and less on the time that it takes students to achieve.

Homework

Homework is the oral and written reinforcement and/or enrichment of concepts and skills presented in class, or the presentation/introduction of new concepts being presented. Daily time allotted for homework varies by grade level and by subject area. 

Homework assignments have several positive aspects:

  • they allow parents to see what is being taught;
  • they allow students to practice concepts that are taught in the classroom;
  • they help prepare students for the next day’s instruction; and
  • they allow the students to develop good study habits.

Timely completion of all assignments is the responsibility of the students and parents.  Parents provide a critical role in the homework process.  Parents need to insure that homework is completed on time.  Parents are asked to provide an appropriate home environment so that students can successfully complete homework.

Students and parents are responsible for all material and work missed during an absence. Homework for students who are home ill for more than one day may be requested at the same time you report your child’s absence. The teachers will be notified and the homework assignments can be picked up at the school after 3:45 p.m. 

Students who are out of school for a planned absence are expected to obtain all work from teachers prior to the planned absence. Students are expected to complete all work missed due to any absence.

Teachers will assist students who are in need of help in making up work due to an excused absence.  A time allowance will be given to make up the missed work (i.e., one day to make up work for each day of school missed).

Skyward Parent Access

Skyward is software for our school to provide individual student information to parents in a private secure area online. Parents are given permission to log into Skyward (User Name and Password) and see the records of their enrolled student(s). 

Each parent, upon their student completing their application and enrollment process is given login credentials.  If you do not have your child(rens) student and/or family number please contact the Enrollment Manager or Dean of Students at 262.598.0026. Skyward helps parents by providing information on:

  • Grading
  • Staying currently with homework
  • Keeping open communication with your child teacher 

Parent/Guardian Involvement

We acknowledge that parents/guardians have the ultimate responsibility for their student’s behavior at school and at home.  We seek to partner with parents to encourage students to comply with the behavioral expectations and rules set forth by the school.  By working collaboratively and sending the same message to students, the learning and accountability that takes place at school is reinforced at home.  Parents/guardians will be notified of inappropriate behavior on the part of their children.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement (English Version)

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) Email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Spanish Version

De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.

Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.