Step 1 of 4 25% Dear Parents and Applicant: Thank you for your interest in The News School (TNS) at St. Agatha Catholic Church. Please fill out this application form completely. The deadline for registration is Monday, May 15, 2017. Please note: Any student who has received prior disciplinary action may be disqualified from attending TNS. Also, by signing this form, you indicate that you understand and accept the The News School policies. Applicant’s name*Gender*MaleFemaleGrade and Section*GradeSection Parent’s/Guardian’s namePhoneAlternative PhoneEmail* Additional Contact #1NameRelation to StudentAddress Street Address City AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingArmed Forces AmericasArmed Forces EuropeArmed Forces Pacific State ZIP Code Primary PhoneSecondary PhoneAdditional Contact #2NameRelation to StudentAddress Street Address City AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingArmed Forces AmericasArmed Forces EuropeArmed Forces Pacific State ZIP Code Primary PhoneSecondary Phone TNS Staff Expectations of students: Attend class on time Monday -Thursday 3:30 – 6:00 p.m. Friday for make-up and/or extra credit Always come prepared for class Complete class and homework assignments on time Stipend based class attendance and participation Report any dangerous behavior or bullying Respect school property, community property, and the property of others Inform staff of any complaints or concerns in hopes of positive resolution Contact the designated staff members when an absence is required o Mr. James Cannon – 312-866-7435 (Primary contact) o Ms. Jeanette Phillips - 708-715-3064 (Secondary contact) o Ms. LaKenya Sharpe 305-797-3807 (Collins students) Be treated fairly, courteously, and respectfully Read and become familiar with this policy TNS Student Expectations from staff: Receive a high-quality education from qualified staff Be treated fairly, courteously, and respectfully Become certified upon successful completion of the course Receive ample notification of any changes made to the schedule or assignment expectation Provide an engaging learning environment that minimize opportunities for disruption Intervene early and de-escalate inappropriate behaviors including disciplinary measures up to and including removal from TNS program Promptly notify parent/legal guardian if their child is disciplined for inappropriate or disruptive behavior ( if applicable ) The News School Policies 1. ADMISSION: Each News School student (under 18) must have the written approval a parent or legal guardian. 2. ATTENDANCE : Daily attendance will be taken during each class session. All students are to attend all classes regularly and promptly for which they are scheduled. If a student misses a class, parent/legal guardian will be informed immediately. If a student misses 10 percent of all programs, he/she will be withdrawn from TNS unless a VALID written excuse is received in writing. If it is necessary for a student to be absent from TNS program for any reason, the parent/legal guardian should call the school office (773) 522-3050 If the school office has not received a phone call, students must bring a written statement from parents or guardian to the News School office upon returning to school. No exceptions. No excuses . 3. DISCIPLINE POLICY: The purpose of the discipline policy is to facilitate a positive learning environment where each student feels safe and secure; where faculty and staff agree on general principles of discipline within a framework of progressive discipline; where parents/legal guardians are kept informed of their child’s behavior and are encouraged to support the school’s decisions; and where all students are provided with opportunities to grow in personal and social development and, if they are involved in a discipline concern, are given due process. Removal from the program will be a process. It starts with students missing days and/or displaying behaviors that are outside of of the established guidelines of TNS program. Initially, a conversation will take place detailing the violation as well as outlining established future expectations. If the expectations are not followed student will be removed from the program and parent/legal guardian will be notified that their student no longer is participating in the program. 4. MEDICAL POLICY: The student’s parent/legal guardian will be called to pick up a child who is sick or injured. Special medical needs - including medication - must be submitted in written form the parent/ legal guardian. TRACKING/POINTS SYSTEM In order to qualify for graduation/certification students must earn a minimum of 1000 points. Points will be explained in class syllabus. PARENTS-STUDENTS: Please read the policy and expectations carefully. To signify understanding and agreement, sign and return the attached contract to the school office. I have read and understood The News School Program Policies.*YesNoNameThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. This iframe contains the logic required to handle AJAX powered Gravity Forms.