Handbook

INTRODUCTION

Getting to Know Us

Established in 1984, Poulsbo Adventist School (PAS) is a ministry of the Poulsbo Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) Church and the Washington Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists. We are dedicated to providing high-quality education to children in our church and in our community.

 

Our Mission

Our mission is to foster a safe and friendly school environment that honors the spirit and teachings of Jesus. We seek to inspire and cultivate academic excellence, healthful living, service to others and spiritual growth.

 

Our Pledge

Guided by Jesus’ words, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. . . Love your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 22:37-39), we will introduce students to the Creator through the Bible, worship and prayer. We will promote harmonious development of the whole person: physical, intellectual, social and spiritual.

 

Statement of Philosophy

The philosophy of the Poulsbo Adventist School is based on the belief that all true wisdom and knowledge come from God, that the very foundation of true education is the fear of the Lord. The highest education is found in the Word of the living God, and a correct knowledge of the scriptures lies at the foundation of all true education. The precepts and principles of religion are the first steps in the acquisition of knowledge.

Education must include the communion of the mind of man with the mind of God. This communion should lead to the acceptance, in sentiment and principle, of the teachings of Jesus Christ. The principles of education given by Jesus are the only safe guide. When great truths of God’s word are believed and received and carried into life practice, education of the highest order results.

True education is the harmonious development of the physical, the mental, and the spiritual powers. It embraces physical, mental, and moral training in order that all the powers shall be fitted for the best development; to do service for God and to work for the uplifting of humanity. Education comprises more than a knowledge of books and will be of little value if there is no physical strength to use it after it is gained. A knowledge of labor for practical life is essential. Heart education is most important. Moral, intellectual, and physical training should be combined to have well-developed, well balanced boys and girls and young men and women.

 

Statement of Objectives

Our philosophy expresses an ideal for which we strive. The following objectives are more imminent. They are goals that have been attained, are being attained, or will be attained in the future. They are within one’s grasp.
Physical Development

Believing that health is a treasure which should be preserved through education, and that each student should be encouraged to realize his highest potential consistent with sound mental and physical health, we seek to:

1. Involve all students in a physical education program which provides instruction and training for developing skills and attitudes needed to maintain a lifetime of personal and physical fitness.

2. Teach and exemplify the principles of healthful living.

3. Provide instruction and experience in the preparation of healthful and nutritious food essential to a balanced diet.

4. Encourage the student to abstain from all things harmful to health and to use in moderation that which is good.

5. Develop a respect for the dignity of labor and pride in a job well done.

6. Develop good work habits such as diligence, initiative, and honesty.

7. Provide personal and occupational information which will enable each student to intelligently consider possible occupational choices.


Intellectual Development

Believing that all true knowledge resides in God as its ultimate source and that the student must be inspired to mental excellence so that he may be prepared for effective and rewarding citizenship in this life and the life to come, the school seeks to:

1. Direct students to God’s revelations which form that basis of knowledge.

2. Cultivate curiosity, creativity and integrity.

3. Develop the highest possible achievement in independent and creative thinking.

4. Stimulate the student to apply the spirit of inquiry to all problems.

5. Acquaint the student with the basic facts and principles in the major fields of knowledge.

6. Develop the ability to interpret history and current events in the light of Scriptural prophecy.

7. Acquaint the student with ever-advancing technological developments.

8. Enrich the mind by developing an appreciation for music, literature, art, and other aesthetic experiences.

9. Provide the broad background of knowledge in all fields which is necessary to meet intelligently the demands of everyday life.

10. Promote a service-oriented mindset.

 

Social Development

Recognizing that experiences must be provided to help the student meet such life demands as sound social adjustments, home membership, civic responsibility, economic efficiency, and worthy use of leisure use of time, the school seeks to:

1. Encourage the acceptance of social behavior as taught by the Bible and encouraged by the church.

2. Provide instruction in good manners that will develop skill in effective interpersonal relations and form habits of courtesy and graciousness.

3. Develop respect and appreciation for home & family.

4. Develop respect for the rights & ideas of others.

5. Promote a realization of the responsibility of personal influence at home, at school & in the community.

6. Provide the student with skills and attitudes which enable them to enjoy healthful leisure-time activities throughout life.

7. Encourage the students to acquire a wide range of interests and skills necessary for self esteem and sociability.

8. Help students realize that the greatness of our country and of any democracy depends on the personal integrity and loyalty of each citizen, and upon his willingness to participate in local, state, national, and world affairs.

9. Lead students toward understanding from a scriptural viewpoint and with historic perspective, the religious, political, social, scientific, and economic forces which shape contemporary life.

10. Develop in the student the skills and understanding necessary to meet the challenge of our ever-changing world.

 

Spiritual Development

Recognizing that religious convictions constitute one of the dominant forces in one’s life, the school accepts as one of its primary responsibilities, the necessity of providing opportunities for the students to grow in love to God, to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, to strengthen their commitment to a life lived in harmony with the will of God as revealed in Holy Scriptures, and to realize that the most satisfying life is one of service to their fellow men. The school therefore seeks to:

1. Teach students to recognize God as a personal being who loves and cares for them as individuals.

2. Give instruction in the great principles of God’s Word.

3. Lead students to accept Christ as their personal Sav-ior.

4. Bring students into harmony with God, that they may fully reflect His image.

5. Direct students’ minds to God’s own revelation of Him-self.

6. Teach students to discern & trust God’s guidance and to help students make Biblical principles the guide of every action.

7. Teach students to bring every faculty under the control of the Spirit of God.

8. Train students to become workers for God and to be an example before the world.

9. Develop in students the desire to be of service to God and to man in this life.

10. Encourage students to be responsible and active members of the body of Christ, the church.

 


ADMISSION INFORMATION

Who Should Apply

Even though Seventh-day Adventist schools are established primarily for Adventist families, the schools welcome all those who are in harmony with the philosophy and objectives of Christian education and who will cheerfully endeavor to live according to its principles. Upon admission every student pledges to observe willingly all the regulations of the school and to uphold the principles upon which the school is based. If a student breaks this pledge, he automatically forfeits his right to membership in the school, and may be allowed to remain in the school only by administrative action.

It is also a part of the student’s contract that they will perform all the duties assigned to them in connection with the school to the best of his ability. Students who are willing to develop attitudes, spiritual values, and mental abilities in keeping with the stated philosophies and objectives are encouraged to apply.

PAS operates under the regulations of the Washington Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. PAS also does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of our educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, or other school-administered programs.

 

General

Students are eligible for admission subject to four prerequi-sites:

1. Satisfactory citizenship

2. Satisfactory scholarship

3. A genuine desire and interest in the development of a positive personal Christian faith.

4. Students will be admitted to the first grade only if they shall have attained the age of 6 by August 31. A copy of the birth certificate or other proof of birth date is required for all first graders.

Students with special scholarship and physical needs should apply to schools specially prepared to deal with special needs.
Application

An application should be made on a form supplied by the school for this purpose. Students transferring from another school must present a copy of their standardized test results and their last report card, indicating the last grade completed. Arrangements should be made with the former school for the transfer of other school records to this school. Applications are reviewed by the admissions committee of the school board, and are subject to final approval by the board.

 

Academic Placement

The school reserves the right to give entrance and qualifying tests as may be deemed advisable; the results of such tests may be used in placing the students in a study program where they may do their best work. Our goal is to place students where they can attain their highest academic achievement.

 

Financial Arrangements

Before a student can enter school, the parent or guardian must accept financial responsibility for the student by signing an agreement that the account will be kept up-to-date and paid regularly each installment period. Overdue accounts must be addressed before students are allowed to return to school at the beginning of grading periods. See Financial Policy included under the General Policies in this handbook for more details and the last page for tuition rates and fees.

 

Tuition Assistance

If financial assistance is needed, a request should be made to the local church’s worthy student committee. The contact person is: Alvin Taylor; call 509-240-4462 for an appointment.
Physical Examination

Physical exams are required for all students entering PAS for the first time. A form available from the school office should be filled out and signed by a doctor doing the examination.

A physical examination includes the following: a complete health and development history, a complete head to toe physical examination (including nutritional and dental assessment) a visual and hearing screening, general health screening (including urine, blood and tuberculosis tests), and immunizations as needed.

 

Immunization

Washington State Law RCW 28A31.118 requires each student to have an up-to-date immunization form completed and filed in the school office by the first day of school. Specific immunization schedules and record forms are included in the information packet which is available from the school office.

It is the responsibility of parents to provide the immunization information. Records must be complete and include the month, day and year of all vaccines (WAC 248-100-166). Records need to be updated every two years, and each time students receive new immunizations. Immunization shall not be required of the parent or guardian having custody of the child if they file with the school a letter or affidavit stating that such immunization is contrary to his or her beliefs.

 

Letter of Acceptance

A letter of acceptance from the Admissions Committee is required before the student is permitted to attend classes.
Probation Period

New students will be on probation for the first grading period (nine weeks).

 

 

GENERAL POLICIES

Message to Parents

We are honored that you have chosen Poulsbo Adventist School to partner with you in the education and character development of your child. We believe that “in the formation of character, no other influence counts as much as the influence of the home. The teacher’s work should supplement that of parents, but it is not to take its place. In all that concerns the wellbeing of the child, it should be the effort of the par-ents and teachers to cooperate.” (Education, p.283)

Your support of the school makes a genuine difference. Please show respect for the staff and students by bringing your child to school and picking them up after school on time, and by attending school programs and functions. Volunteers are always appreciated. Ask a teacher or board member how you can be involved. You are also welcome to attend any open school board meeting.

We welcome your assistance and cooperation with the board and the staff in making the school a strength to the church in fulfilling its objectives in Christian education.

 

Accident Insurance

The school carries a student accident insurance plan. Details about the plan is available at registration for parents wanting more information.

 

Attendance Policy

Habits of attendance and regularity are as important to the school program as are learning and student habits. Regular attendance, promptness, and dependability are characteristics of successful students.

1. The only valid excuses for absence from public or private schools, according to Washington State Law, are sickness of the student or death in the immediate family. Regular attendance is expected of every student.

2. Dental work and medical treatment should be scheduled outside of school hours. If this is not possible, arrangements should be made in advance with the teacher.

3. Teachers are not required to permit students to make up work due to unexpected absences.

4. For a student to be absent for reasons other than those stated, prior arrangements must be made with the office.

5. Should a student arrive at school ill or become ill during school hours, parents will be contacted to pick up their child.

 

 

The School recognizes 3 kinds of absences:

1. Excused—work may be made up.

2. Unexcused—work missed may not usually be made up.

3. Unexcused, but with no penalty must be prearranged.
Tardies:

Students with an unexcused tardy may not be permitted to make up any missed morning exercises given in class that day which could impact grades.

 

Care of School Property

The student should take pride in his school and protect its property as well as the rights of others.

Unauthorized possession of school keys, tampering with locks, or illegal entry of any part of the premises will be considered a serious offense and will be dealt with accordingly. Students will be expected to pay for damage done to school property or property belonging to other students.
Closed Campus

The schools in the Washington Conference have closed cam-puses. This means that students do not leave the campus for any reason without specific permission from the office and parents.
Computer Use Policy

PAS has invested in computer technology in order to better serve students. Computers are integrated into the curriculum to provide instruction and enrichment. We realize that the internet may offer access to inappropriate material. Therefore, we ask that students and parents read carefully and agree to abide by the following guidelines:

1. Student access to the internet from PAS is a privilege, not a right, and any inappropriate use may result in the loss of that privilege.

2. Students will not use email, internet chat rooms or social networking sites, e.g. Facebook, during school hours unless specifically authorized by the teacher to do so.

3. Teachers, staff and board members have the right to view any student email or internet access records.

4. Students are not to view, create or send any material that is offensive, obscene, harassing , sexist, pornographic, racist, malicious or slanderous.

5. Use of another individual’s account is prohibited.

6. Downloading material is allowed only by specific permission of a school staff member.

7. Deliberate attempts to harm or destroy the data of another user is considered vandalism and is prohibited.

8. Computers are to be used for educational purposes only.

9. Personal information, such as addresses and phone numbers, is not to be given out on the computer.
Code of Conduct

Proper order and discipline are necessary for good work in school. On or away from the campus students are expected to show the same respect for duty, order, morality, personal honor, and the rights of others as is expected of any good citizen.

Special privileges are contrary to good school spirit and good sportsmanship. An act performed by a single student or group of students may seem insignificant but unless that act can be performed by every student in school without injury to the school, it is not acceptable.

Any practice or attitude which tends to nullify a Christian atmosphere or defeat the purpose of the school will not be permitted. Whenever, in the judgment of the faculty, a student’s connection with the school is no longer profitable to him/herself, or should his/her influence become detrimental to others, he/she may be dismissed from the school though no overt act has been committed.

 

Any student engaging in any of the following activities makes them liable for dismissal from the school:

1. Using, handling, possessing or furnishing to others tobacco, alcoholic beverages, narcotics or drug paraphernalia.

2. Gambling or the possession of gambling devices.

3. Using or possessing dangerous weapons or explosives of any kind. Students who bring firearms, dangerous weapons or explosives to school will be reported to their parents and local authorities, as required by law.

4. Using profane or indecent language, possessing or displaying obscene literature, pictures or articles.

5. Dishonesty in any form.

6. Willful destruction of school property or the property of others.

7. Tampering with school fire equipment or fire alarm system.

8. Undermining the religious ideas and faith held by the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

9. Improper conduct involving persons of the opposite sex.

10. Inappropriate physical contact of any kind whether a display of affection or an act of aggression.

11. Conspiracy to perform or participate in initiations (hazing) or any other act that may injure degrade, or disgrace a fellow student.

12. Defiance or insubordination to any faculty or staff member.

13. Fighting.

Regulations adopted and announced by the faculty or the PAS school board during the school are as binding as those printed in this bulletin.

For the benefit of all, PAS rules will be:

· Known to everyone and clearly understood.

· Consistently enforced by all staff, and

· Supported by parents.

 

A Word to Parents:

We request that each parent and child review the discipline policy and the school rules as stated in this bulletin. It is imperative that there be a genuine uni-ty of purpose and practice between parents and teachers. Therefore, parents are urged to bring their concerns regarding school-oriented situations into proper focus by taking the following steps:

1. First, discuss the situation with the teacher in an effort to resolve the problem.

2. If the problem is not resolved successfully, discuss the matter with the principal.

3. If an acceptable solution is not found, the School Board Chairman should be contacted. This option should be used only after steps 1 and 2 have been completed.

4. If steps 1-3 are unsuccessful, the parent may request a meeting with the school board.
Discipline Policy

Discipline is designed to be redemptive rather than punitive in nature and assist the student in developing a positive Christian character and building selfesteem.

A Discipline Communication Form will be used to communicate any of the four steps of discipline described under the Disci-pline Procedure.

STEP ONE: Teacher will discuss the situation with the student. The appropriate discipline will be applied. *See Severe Clause following.

STEP TWO: Teacher will discuss the situation with parent & student. The principal and Board Chair will be notified. As a result of the conference the student may be subject to any of the following:

a. Loss of privileges

b. In-house suspension

*See Severe Clause following.

STEP THREE: Teacher, parent, student and principal will discuss the situation. The School Board will be notified. The following will happen:

a. Up to a one week suspension, or

b. Recommendation to the School Board for expulsion. Parents will have the right to appeal to the School Board.

STEP FOUR: This will result in the student’s expulsion from school. At this point there is no appeal to the School Board. The student may reapply for admission after two (2) consecutive quarters at another school. The student will have to show proof of satisfactory grades and conduct while attending the other school.

 

*SEVERE CLAUSE

It should be noted that due to the severity of the offense or the age of the student, a disciplinary situation might be dealt with at step three, bypassing steps one and two. The student may be removed from the classroom as necessary.

 

Dress Policy

At all times students should be dressed appropriately for the occasion in clothing that is modest and in good taste. All students should wear clothing that is clean and healthful. Students’ dress, personal appearance, and conduct are required to be of such quality as not to detract from the instructional procedures of the school, nor to diminish the disciplinary control of the teacher. Extremes in dress and appearance should be avoided. For health and safety reasons, shoes are to be worn at all times. Stated school attire is to be worn on field trips, tours, and programs unless otherwise specified.

  • Boys: Shirts with collars and buttons, e.g. polos and button-down shirts on top, and appropriate pants or shorts below. No headbands.
  • Girls: Shirts with collars and buttons, e.g. polos and button-down shirts on top, and appropriate pants, shorts or skirts below. Dresses and skirts should be no more than 1″ above the knee when standing.
  • Shorts should be no more than 3″ above the knee when standing.
  • The length and fitting of clothes should permit the wear-er to walk, bend or sit with ease and without embarrass-ment to anyone.
  • Clothing should cover midriffs completely and conceal un-dergarments.
  • Unacceptable attire includes: low necklines, front or back, bare shoulders, sheer materials, extremely tight fitting clothes, clothing which bears written messages/inappropriate pictures/insignia, fad clothing, athletic shorts, cut-offs, bicycle shorts, jogging suits, or stretch pants.
  • Hair should be clean and groomed—no unnatural hair color or styles that draw undue attention to the student.
  • Hats/ caps are not to be worn inside the classroom.
  • We ask that all jewelry be left at home, and that make-up, nail polish and hair color be natural looking.
  • Pins, watches, and medical alerts insignia are acceptable.

 

Financial Policy

The parent or guardian must accept financial responsibility for each student by signing an agreement that the account will be paid regularly. Overdue accounts must be addressed before students are allowed to return to school at the beginning of grading periods. Unpaid accounts will be turned over to collection. It is the policy of schools within the North Pacific Union Conference to withhold transcripts of academic credit (where not in violation of state law) until student accounts are paid or until satisfactory financial arrangements have been made; but when a student transfers to another school, the cumulative folder should be forwarded to the new school on request.

 

Registration Fee:

The registration fee is a yearly charge for books, supplies, standardized testing, insurance and subject area fees. It is due at registration and is non-refundable. (See last page for rates).

 

Monthly Tuition:

Tuition for the school year is divided into 10 equal monthly payments, August through May. The first monthly payment must be paid before your child begins attending school. Nine additional tuition payments will be due on the fifteenth day of the each month beginning September 15 and the last payment due on May 15. A statement will be sent approximately the first week of each month showing payments received and the next monthly charge. (See last page for tuition rates).
Discounts:

Discounts are available for families with multiple students and for advanced payments. Poulsbo SDA Church members are also

eligible for a discount because of financial support from the Poulsbo SDA Church. (See last page for discount rates).
Tuition Assistance:

If financial assistance is needed, a request should be made to the local church’s worthy student committee. Call Alvin Taylor at 509-240-4462 for more information.
Referral Program:

A PAS student who refers a new student will receive a one-month’s tuition rebate after the referred student has suc-cessfully completed a full year. The referring student must be identified by the new student when the new student is submitting their application.
Grade Reports

The school year is divided into four periods of nine weeks each. At the end of each of these periods a grade card indi-cating the student’s progress is given to the parents. Interim progress reports may also be sent to the parents.

Pupil’s progress reports are given in conjunction with parent-teacher conferences at the close of the first and second marking period. Quarter grades are permanent grades and are recorded on the official transcript. Official transcripts are kept in the Washington Conference office of Education.

Parents are always welcome to schedule a time to discuss their child’s progress at other times.
Lost and Found

The school can not assume responsibility for lost articles or for personal property left by anyone on the school grounds or in the school buildings either during or after school hours.

 

Medical Policy

We care about our students’ health, and request that you help us maintain the healthiest environment possible. Please keep all students’ interests in mind when making decisions about your child/ren’s health.
Contagious Conditions

Everyday illnesses involving colds and upset stomachs require parents to exercise good judgment. If a child has a fever or throws up, they should be kept at home for 24 hours after the fever has gone down or the vomiting has ceased.

Students with contagious conditions (including, but not limited to: pinkeye, ringworm, lice, impetigo, chickenpox, pneumonia, and whooping cough) should not be in school until parents bring documentation that the condition is being treated and that other students are no longer at risk of being infected.
Medication

Poulsbo Adventist School is authorized to administer oral medication to students during school hours only after parents and physician have signed permission forms, which are availa-ble at the school office. It is our policy that such medication will be administered when the failure to receive the medication may result in the students being unable to attend school and/or be well enough to participate in learning activities. Please ask your child’s physician to prescribe a schedule for medications to be administered before and after school hours as far as possible. We define medication to mean all drugs, whether prescription or over-the-counter.


Non-School Items

Only school items are to be brought to school. Leave toys, personal electronic devices, games and playing cards at home. Bicycles, skateboards, wheelies and inline skates are not to be used on campus.
Religious Services & Curriculum

Students are expected to attend all religious services, including chapels and worships conducted by the school. Required attendance is not an infringement of personal liberty, since the student by registering, voluntarily places himself under this requirement. Religion is an integral part of the curriculum, and the study of the Bible is a daily experience. Cooperation with the Youth Activities Department of the church or work in progressive classes may be done in connection with the Bible classes.

 

School Board Meetings

The school board meetings are open to members of the church, parents, and students except when an executive session of the board has been called. Executive sessions are called for the purpose of discussing personnel or other items of a confidential nature.
Telephone

School telephones are for school business only. Students and teachers will not be called out of class except in case of emergency. Student cell phones must be approved by both parents/guardians and teachers, and phones must be kept in student lockers. They are to be used for emergency purposes and always with permission from a teacher. Abuse of cell phone use will cause privileges to be revoked.

 

Time of Arrival and Departure

School hours are 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Fridays. Students are not encouraged to be on the campus more than 15 minutes before or after school. Supervision is not guaranteed before 7:45 a.m. or after 3:30 p.m. Students are to remain at the school during school hours unless arrangements are made by parents for them to leave with an adult.
Transportation for School Activities

Transportation for field trips or other activities will be arranged by the school and must be by bus or automobile with proper insurance and approved adult drivers with completed background screening.
Visitors and Volunteers

Parents and school board members are welcome to visit the school at any time. Other guests are expected to register with the principal upon arrival. In general, the presence of studentage visitors is discouraged to avoid disruptions in the school program. No student should bring relatives, friends, etc., to school without the permission of the office and permission from the visitor’s parent or guardian. Students are to inform their guests of school regulations and dress policies to avoid embarrassment. Volunteers are required to complete a background screening and orientation.
Student Release

Students being picked up from school by anyone other than a custodial parent/guardian must be listed as approved on the registration form with signatures from all custodial parties. Supportive documentation may be required.

 

What We Believe

We believe that God is the all-wise, all-knowing, all-powerful loving Creator of the entire universe. As our Creator, He knows what is best for us and what will make us happiest. As our Father, He wants each of us to live happy, fulfilled, eternal lives, maximizing our unique abilities and talents.

God’s plan of salvation is a plan of education. Jesus came to reveal God. Jesus tells us that to know God is life eternal, and the prophet Jeremiah tells us that above all things it is important that we understand and know God for who He really is: a caring Being who always does what is right.

Humans were created to reflect God. That means we are to understand and know Him, to be free to make choices and to develop our own personal uniqueness. Education is the means to teach and train people to be spiritual thinkers, not mere reflectors of others’ thoughts.

God’s law is an outline of the type of living that will make each one happiest and safest. It is not an arbitrary list of rules. His law is a reflection of His character, a character of love, fairness and mercy.

When God created this world, He created the seventh-day Sabbath. It is a reminder of His Fatherhood of us all. It is also a time set aside for getting to know Him better. He asks us to treasure that time.

God is interested in the whole person. Therefore it is important to take care of ourselves physically, mentally and emotionally, as well as spiritually. We can only love our neighbor as we love and respect ourselves.

The Bible is God’s record of His love and concern for humanity. Because humans had rebelled against God’s plan and were suffering the results—separation from God and ultimately death—Jesus came to earth to live and die so that He might restore us to a loving, trusting relationship with God. We call this atonement: at-one-ment.

Jesus finished the work He came to do. He offers us full forgiveness and acceptance as we are and works in each of our lives to bring us into harmony with His own character. Atonement will be complete when Jesus literally returns to earth to reunite His family on earth with His family throughout the universe.

It is with this “larger view” of education that we invite you to enroll your child in our school and work with us to educate them for life here and through all eternity.

 

Staff and School Board Members

2014-2015

Faculty Staff:

  • Principal and Classroom Teacher   (Grades 1-8)                           Susan Schilt
  • Assistant Teacher                                                                                 Lisa Kuehl
  • Art Teacher (Volunteer)                                                                      Lynne Harrington
  • Custodian                                                                                               Clarence Schilt

 

School Board:

  • Chairman of the Board                    Barbara Smith
  • Secretary                                             Susan Schilt
  • Treasurer                                            Alvin Taylor
  • Member                                              Henry Aus
  • Member                                              Lloyd Klineburger
  • Member                                              Murry Rexin
  • Member                                              Jerry Jones
  • Church Pastor                                   Ken Parker
  • Church Treasurer                             Dave Newman
  • Conference Representative            Archie Harris

 

School Calendar

 2014-2015

August 24, 2-7:30 p.m.           Registration

August 25                                    First Day of School

Sep 1                                             Labor Day—NO SCHOOL 

Sept. 22—Oct. 10                        ITBS Testing

Oct 24                                          First Quarter Ends

Oct 26, 3-5 p.m.                        Fall Fair

Oct 29                                          School Photo

Nov 3                                           Minimum Day (dismiss at noon)

Nov 4                                           Parent-Teacher Conferences

Nov 24-28                                   Thanksgiving Break

Dec 22-Jan 2, 2015                   Christmas Break

Jan 3                                             School Resumes

Jan 16                                            2nd Quarter Ends

Jan 19                                          ML King Jr. Day—NO SCHOOL

Feb 16                                           President’s Day—NO SCHOOL

Mar 20                                          3rd Quarter Ends

Mar 23-27                                    Spring Break

Mar 31                                            Parent-Teacher Conference

Apr 27                                           Teacher In Service – NO SCHOOL

May 25                                          Memorial Day—NO SCHOOL

June 4                                            Graduation

June 5                                            Last Day of School – Minimum Day/4th Quarter Ends

Financial Information

 Monthly Tuition:

Though the school year is just over 9 months, we are on a 10-month payment schedule to help spread the cost of tuition through the year for PAS families. The monthly tuition is:

One student $397.00/month

Two students $740.00/month

Three students $1,075.00/month

The first monthly payment must be paid before your child begins attending school. 9 additional payments will be due on the fifteenth day of each month beginning September 15 and the last payment on May 15.

 

Additional Fees:

Registration Fee                                                         $300.00 one time fee

Yearly charge for books, supplies, standardized testing, insur-ance and subject area fees. It is due at registration and is non-refundable.

 

Swimming Lessons (6 weeks in Spring)               $50 approx.

Other special curricular projects may also require extra fees.

 

Tuition Discounts:

Full Year’s payment in advance 6%

Half Year’s payment in advance 2.5%

Poulsbo SDA Church members are also eligible for a discount.

 

Tuition Assistance:

If financial assistance is needed, a request should be made to the local church’s worthy student committee.

Call Alvin Taylor for more information (509-240-4462).