Parent Guidelines

Parents, you are a critical component to the effectiveness of class day for your student. Your students will not be able to succeed without your help and encouragement. Coming to class day for a whole school year with assignments completed is a huge undertaking. Your students will need all the help they can get. We appreciate your support and diligence as you adhere to the following:

  • Pay your tutors on time.  Late payments will incur late fees. (see fees schedule below)
  • Pick up your students on time after their last class. Star Admin will leave as soon as the buildings are cleaned and locked. If your student needs to wait for pickup after 3:30pm, please pick them up at the UC library right across the street.
  • Please do not drop off your students more than ten minutes early for classes, unless they have a sibling that has a class earlier in the day.
  • Keep track of how your student is doing in his/her classes.  Log into NEOLMS frequently to see what assignments are due, grades received and check for missing work.  Don’t automatically assume that no news is good news.  Ask tutors, or log into NEOLMS.  Stay engaged in the learning process.  Parent and student accounts have been created for all families contact Star Administration if you need any assistance.
  • Encourage your students to handle difficulties before you step in.  Students need to learn how to interact with the authorities placed over them at Star Academy.  If parents rush in, then students miss out on a learning experience.
  • Encourage your students to deal directly with those involved in a problem, and not gossip with others. 
  • Please be supportive of adult volunteers and tutors, realizing they may handle things differently than you would at home.
  • Study Hall or Student Lounge: There are not enough administrators of Star Academy to be at class day all day every class day to keep enough adults in the study hall and student lounge. Therefore we cannot offer this service without the participation and help of every parent. Parent volunteers must help fill this position.
    • Three parents must volunteer each week to monitor students at class day (2 for the Student Lounge and 1 for the Study Hall). 
    • Parents will sign up for at least two full days (either 2 full days, 4 mornings or 4 afternoons) to stay and monitor the study hall & student lounge. (Volunteer SignUp Site)
    • Parents may opt-out of study hall duty by paying $60 ($30 per day) to Star Academy.  This money will be used to hire a paid parent substitute to serve in your place.
    • All Star Academy rules will be enforced at all times. Parents will have access to a copy of the rules to refresh their memory concerning what to monitor.
    • A fine of $25 will be incurred if parents have not signed up for Study Hall Duty or paid for a substitute with registration. This fine must be paid before students may attend class on the first day of school, and parents must sign up or pay for a substitute before their student can attend class.
    • If you cannot attend on your scheduled day/time, YOU MUST let admin know as soon as possible at staracademyclassday@gmail.com or text (210) 570-6410. If you or your replacement does not show up for monitor duty, a $25 fee in addition to the $20 sub fee will be charged. 
    • The study hall monitor may bring their children with them for the day, and also may bring snacks, games, etc. for their family.
  • Do not bring other non-Star Academy students to class day and leave them unattended or allow them to roam the facility and parking lot.  We want to avoid any extra responsibilities placed on the adults in charge.
  • Do not bother the church staff with any questions or concerns about Star Academy or the facility.  Speak with the Star Academy church liaison if you have any issues or questions.
  • Please discuss with your students whether you wish them to remain on campus or will allow them to go off campus. We will no longer be monitoring students as they come and go from campus. No ID will be required to leave campus. Each student will be trusted to do as their parent wishes. If you do not think your student will abide by your wishes, you are free to come and stay at class day to ensure their compliance.
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Star Academy Class Day,
Aug 13, 2014, 8:42 PM
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