A. Each Wednesday afternoon “The Weekly” is emailed to all families and students. This has the calender with what is happening during the week, including minimum days & holidays, meetings, sports/drama activities, announcements, and fundraising. Also a peek at what has been happening in classrooms and around campus.
A. A Medication Authorization form must be completed and signed by a doctor before any medication, including over-the-counter, can be brought to school. All medication must be brought into the office with the signed form. Students are not to have any medication (over-the-counter or prescription) with them on school campus expect for an inhaler or epi-pen with the proper form signed.
A. School starts at 8:30 am at the start of morning meeting. Any student not in a seat at the start of morning meeting is considered tardy. If a student arrives after the morning meeting has ended, the student needs to sign in at the campus office.
A. All students need to have a parent/guardian or someone on the Emergency Contact form, sign the student out in either campus office.
A. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 909-798-7831 ext 1.
A. Parent/guardian may prearrange a “RISE” packet (for absences of 5 or more days) through the school office. With the completion of “RISE” work, students will note be counted as absent for those days. Please notify the High School office 2 weeks in advance of a planned absence, if possible, for “RISE”. Students may only apply for “RISE” for a total of 10 days per school year.
A. School breakfast and lunches are served on all school days.
A. Breakfast and lunch are free for all students.
A. The annual, overnight campout provides an opportunity for staff and students to come together as a community in preparation for the upcoming school year. This event is planned by teachers at the Farm, and by students at the High School. It creates a shared experience to build community, share student knowledge, establish norms and practices, and prepare for the school year.
A. Minicourses are designed to allow students to explore physical and creative interests. The classes are designed by teachers, volunteers, and students to provide students with experiences in a wide variety of activities that meet the students interests and developmental needs. Minicourses occur during Period 7 and 8 on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
A. Winterims are designed for middle school students and consist of a week of student-driven curriculum, which may include nights away from home and travel. Winterims require weekly planning meetings, extensive fundraising, and oversight by staff. CAWE is the High School equivalent of a Winterim. It includes: outside experts, academic, interdisciplinary objectives, staff and student accountability, travel outside the local area. CAWE and Winterims take place the week before Spring Break, and are chaperoned by teachers and staff. CAWE and Winterims conclude with a demonstration day on Friday afternoon in which students present to the community what they learned and experienced during the week.
A. Each student is placed with a mentor, who they work with for three years. Mentors are responsible for assisting their students with goal setting, and completion of school-wide projects (ie: internship, community service, student led conferences, senior projects, etc.). Mentors also help maintain an open line of communication between parents and the school.
A. Twice a year students will give a formal presentation to their mentor, parent/guardian and a peer. In this presentation students will reflect on their performance with The Grove School Outcomes and discuss their goals. Mentors and other audience members can ask questions or ask for clarification.
A. Minicourses are scheduled for 1 hour on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoon for each quarter. If you are interested in teaching a mini course, please email Beth Hauso at email@example.com with your idea / topic and time of year you would be available.
A. All parent drivers must be “Live Scan” with a copy of their Driver License and car insurance on file. You can pick-up a form at either office or under “Forms” on the school website. This process can take from 24 hours to 2 weeks, to get cleared. In addition, volunteers must complete a TB test and a yearly mandated reporter training. The Grove volunteer requirement packet can be found under “Forms” on the school website.