Students must attend classes on time. Frequent tardiness is not only frowned upon but would also cause the student to miss out on important class routines. Students should be punctual at all times. Tardiness carries with it a corresponding sanction. Lower and Upper grades students who are more than ten minutes late between periods will be considered cutting class. Three (3) lates is equivalent to 1 absence within a term.
In case of absences, parents should tell the teacher-in-charge about it by calling or visiting the teacher in school on the day that the child will be absent. In the preschool, absences greatly affects the child’s social adjustment and cognitive performance. For students in grades 1 to 10, 3 absences would require make up work at the Learning Lab at the expense of the parent. Prolonged absences would require parents to come in for a PTC to turn over make up school work for the student to accomplish at home or to acquire services at the Learning Lab. A student who wishes to take a leave of absence for 10 school days or more must notify the school in writing at least 2 weeks prior.
For your child’s safety, he or she will not be allowed to go out of the school during class hours, except when picked up by an authorized fetcher for urgent reasons.
Arrival and Dismissal
Students must arrive not more than 5 minutes before class time and should be fetched during dismissal time. A 15 minute waiting time is allowed. After which, the teachers shall endorse the student to the office to notify parents.
For CLP students, traffic flow along Calcutta street will follow a one-way policy during arrival and dismissal times. CLP vehicles are allowed only to drop off and pick up students within a 10-15 second time allotment. Main (PRESCHOOL) and Annex 1 (grades 5 to 10) vehicles should come from Amsterdam Street and exit Left Through Beirut Street. They should use the Main Entrance along Calcutta street. Annex 2 (GRADES 1 TO 4) vehicles should drop off and pick up along Beirut Street ONLY. Parents/Drivers are not allowed to leave their vehicles unattended even for a few minutes. No parking signs were installed by MPHA prohibiting all CLP vehicles to park anywhere within the vicinity of CLP. Given these regulations, drivers waiting outside of CLP are not allowed, they may wait near the village parks (Barcelona Park and Guadalahara Park). Drivers should also be instructed to use proper toilets (inside CLP). The Homeowners association of Merville strictly implements traffic rules and policies in order to ensure order and that our neighbors are not inconvenienced. The entire CLP community is expected to respect and abide by these traffic policies and to be good examples of discipline and restraint in the event conflicts arise, as part of the school’s advocacy on peace.
Upon entering school or during assembly before classes, the teacher checks each student for signs of sickness/illness. In the event that a child is found to be ill, the parents are notified and the student will be sent home. While waiting, the student will be asked to stay in the clinic.
School Dress Code
The school dress code is a requirement for entry to the school.
- The official ID is regarded as the daily uniform.
- Preschoolers are required to come to school in their comfortable clothes, and clothes they can get messy in.
- Lower to Upper grade students are required to come to school in long pants or skirt (for girls), and decent short or long sleeved tops. Shorts should fall at least two (2) inches below the knees.
- The CLP shirt for lower to upper grades, is required to be worn on school events.
- On scheduled PE days, students are required to wear their PE uniform. For preschool, CLP dri-fit shirt, blue jogging pants and rubber shoes. For grades 1 to 10, CLP dri-fit shirt, black jogging pants and rubber shoes.
Safety and Security
A FETCHER’S PASS is issued to the student’s fetcher. This pass is implemented to make sure that the children are released only to authorized people during dismissal time. Upon enrollment, parents will be asked to list two people to whom the Authorization Pass will be issued. Only authorized fetchers will be allowed to bring home the child from school, unless the school is notified in advance (preferably in writing) that the authorized fetchers will be changed. The fetchers should bring Authorization Pass when picking up the student after school. Lost Authorization Pass must be reported immediately and fetcher will be asked to sign on school’s logbook untill said pass is replaced.
Visitors or fetchers who are not able to present the FETCHER’S PASS are required to log in as they enter the school’s premises and to log out upon exit. The school implements a strictly no ID no Entry policy. Yayas/caregivers who wait for their preschooler are required to wear their fetchers pass at all times.
Accidents observed in school are reported directly to the parent/caregiver. When this happens first aid is given before the child is sent home with an accident/illness report.
When parents allow their children to go on the field trip. They hold CLP School, its officers and trustees, agents, administrators, teachers and employees free and harmless from and against any, all claims or liabilities for any injuries suffered by the child as a result of or arising from act of negligence of the child.
A curfew for in-campus activities is implemented as such: All non-overnight activities (practices and meetings involving students must end by 6:00 p.m. and parents’ meetings must end by 8:00 pm.
Articles Brought to School
Unless needed in school/class activities, students should not bring personal toys in school. They might get mixed up with school toys. Personal toys, books, magazines, and other gadgets will be confiscated by the teacher and will be returned to the fetcher before the child goes home.
The students should only bring to school what is necessary. Tape recorders, cd/MP3 players iPods, video/digital cameras, laptops and other equipment required for a particular subject should be accompanied by a letter from the parents indicating the date, time and reason for its use. This should be noted by the Head Teacher/Class Adviser. The School is not liable for any damage or loss of any of these equipment. Students are not allowed to bring their cellular phones to school during regular class days. In the event that it is necessary for them to have a mobile phone, this should have the proper authorization from the parents in written form.
Items found are deposited at the Lost and Found basket in the Admin office. The school makes every effort to protect the personal property of students but will not be liable for losses due to carelessness or causes over which it has no control.
- All losses must be immediately reported to the class adviser.
- Student may claim their lost items during break times.
- Articles which are not claimed by the end of the semester will be donated to charity.
Fire Arms / Weapons / Alcoholic Drinks and Other Harmful Substances
Bringing of Fire Arms / Weapons within the vicinity of CLP (1 kilometer radius) is strictly prohibited. Bringing of Alcoholic Drinks / Tobacco / Harmful Substances within the vicinity of CLP is strictly prohibited.
Green School and Birthday Celebrations
CLP school wishes to provide a healthier and more responsible environment for the students. As such it is imperative that children be taught the three Rs (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) as part of their peace education program. Styrofoam packaging, Tetrapack drinks and plastic bags are extremely discouraged inside the school. Paperbags, reusable bags and containers are preferred for packaging their snacks and other materials.
Children are allowed to celebrate their birthdays in school. Parents should inform the teacher at least a week before the event so that they can help make the birthday safe and fun as they celebrate it with their classmates. Mascots are not allowed. The last 30 minutes of the class will be alloted only for the party. The same Green School policy is implemented for food served during parties.
Expected School Behavior From Adults and Students
Children in CLP are taught to be independent, so yayas/ caregivers are not allowed inside the classroom unless requested by the teacher. For the nursery and toddlers classes, a maximum of three adults, plus the teacher, will be allowed only during adjustment period. After adjustment period, caregivers/yayas are discouraged from staying in the school premises. In the event that caregivers/yayas are requested by parents to wait in school, they should maintain silence while in the school premises. They are not allowed to loiter or leave the school premises without permission from their employers. Proper decorum should be observed at all times. Sitting on the ledge, desks, children’s play equipment is not allowed. No one should block stairways and walkways. They are also required to join school committees and to help in supporting CLP’s advocacies and projects. Posting or distributing literature, buying or selling tickets and other things or soliciting contributions for activities not related to the school are prohibited.
Vandalism and damage to school property will have their corresponding repercussions as decided upon by the student/parents and the school teachers.
When conflicts among students arise, or foul language is heard, the teachers implement positive discipline to help in its resolution. Parents are given an incident report or are called upon to be notified of such events. For extreme cases, parent’s will receive a notice of disciplinary violation and a meeting will be held to deliberate on the student’s school placement.