Policies

Discipline

At Zion Baptist Academy we use the principle of Christian love and respect, and the method of “redirection” to guide your child toward appropriate behavior. If a child is engaged in behavior not conducive to a safe and happy learning environment, the teacher will “redirect” the child toward appropriate behavior. The use of physical punishment or harsh language is prohibited.

Parents or guardians are required to abide by the Zion Baptist Academy Discipline Policy any time they are on Academy property.

Activities and Dismissal

By enrolling your child at Zion Baptist Academy, you as a parent or guardian give permission for your child to be involved in activities and events at our school.

The staff will work with each child to fulfill the needs of that child, and every effort will be made to provide a positive learning experience. Special needs will be accommodated when possible.

Zion Baptist Academy reserves the right to ask parents to make alternative arrangements for care if it is determined that a child’s needs cannot be met, or the child has not adjusted to the group care provided by the Academy. In the event the behavior become disruptive to the program or becomes a problem that poses an unsafe situation for the child or other children in the class, alternative arrangements will be required.

If you, as a parent, are uncooperative in completing and returning forms, fail to pay your tuition on time, fail to follow any state or county regulations, or fail to follow any Zion Baptist Academy Policy or Procedure, it may be necessary to dismiss your child from the Academy.

Payment Policy

Tuition is due on the Friday prior to the week of service. Although tuition is due weekly, monthly payments in advance are accepted and encouraged. Tuition and fees are to be paid in full without deduction for absences of any duration or for any cause, and without substitution of other days of attendance as “make up” days. Please understand that this is because staffing and other operational costs are incurred on the basis of fixed levels of enrollment, and because few of these costs are eliminated when a child is temporarily absent.

  • A $30.00 late fee will be charged if payment is not received by close of business on Monday.
  • If your check returns for any reason, $30.00 will be charged. Only cash or money orders will be accepted for future payments.

Alcohol, Drugs, and Tobacco

In our effort to provide a safe, healthy environment for each child to grow and develop, we maintain a center free of alcohol, drugs, and tobacco use.

The use of alcohol, drugs, and tobacco is prohibited in the building or anywhere on the grounds by Academy staff, parents, or anyone visiting the Academy.

The use or presence of alcohol, drugs, and tobacco is prohibited during any outing or field trip, as well as on any vehicle used by the Academy to transport your child.

Severe Weather, Fire or Emergency Situations

If an emergency situation develops such as severe weather, fire, physical damage to the building, or any other situation that poses a threat, the safety of the children is our first concern.

The Academy is equipped with a weather band radio, a fire alarm sprinkler system and fire extinguishers. Fire and severe weather drills are conducted according to state and county regulations or every 30 days.

If there is an emergency situation and it becomes necessary to close the Academy, parents will be notified to make arrangements for early pickup.

In the event of unusual weather conditions such as snow or ice, check the 11 Alive web site at www.11alive.com, and watch CBS, ABC, or NBS TV stations. Note: we will not always follow the Marietta City school system for snow holidays. Generally, we will try to open late if possible rather than close for the day to give road crews time to clear the roads.

If an emergency situation develops and it is determined that the building or premises are unsafe, your child will be transported to a safe location. Parents will be notified of the situation and required to pick up your child as soon as possible.