We hope you’re feeling welcomed and included in our Maverick community. With your homeschool days, maybe you’re feeling like CCA is just as much for you as it is for your student. That’s a good thing! God called YOU to raise up your children. We’re just coming alongside you as you get to be involved in your child’s education and this important aspect of his/her life.
One of the best ways to be involved at CCA is to serve on campus. In addition to helping our teachers and administrators, you’ll get a chance to meet your student’s friends and see how the school day flows. These days also give you the opportunity to see how your teacher introduces different subjects. So, if there is a specific subject you’d like to see, let an administrator know and we’ll make sure you get a chance to sit in that class. (You’re always welcome to sit in on a class. You don’t have to wait for a Parent Partner day!)
Here are some important things to know:
HOW MANY DAYS?
Parent partner days are required for all CCA parents. New families in our Hybrid Program serve 4 parent partner days - one day each quarter. Our families get to choose the days that work best for them. Only one parent needs to serve at a time.
- Families with only a student in KinderPrep program do not need to serve any Parent Partner Days.
- Families with only a student in the Flex or Guest programs do not need to serve any Parent Partner Days.
- Families with a student on campus for only a half-day will serve on campus the same hours the student(s) is on campus.
HOW TO SIGN UP
There are two sign ups: one right before school for the first two quarters, and one in December for the third and fourth quarters. The signup links are sent via email. If you miss them or start mid-year, don’t worry, days are assigned to you!
The earlier you sign up, the better selection of days you’ll have that work with your schedule.
Right after your days are confirmed, you'll get a confirmation email. Add the dates to your calendar! The official calendar link is on our Website if you need it or would like to double-check the dates you chose. You can find it under Campus Life / Calendars: https://www.discovercca.org/calendars.
Each week, we send out a "Next Week at CCA" email and text message. The parents signed up to serve the following week will be listed there as a reminder.
WHAT TO WEAR
You’ll be doing a range of helpful tasks. You could be grading papers, making copies, monitoring recess, and/or acting as a second pair of eyes in a science lab. You’ll likely get all of your steps in and will be going up and down the stairs several times each day. We advise that you wear comfortable shoes! We don’t ask parents to dress in any particular clothes, but please keep modesty in mind.
WHERE YOU’LL SERVE
Most days we have two Parent Partners on campus, but sometimes we have three. We try to put you in the area of the school where you have students so you can see each other throughout the day. But, it really depends on who signed up for each day.
WHEN TO ARRIVE
Please arrive at 8:15 a.m. You’ll first check-in at the front desk. You’ll usually find Mrs. Laura Lott there to greet you. She will scan your ID, get you a sticker name tag, and loan you out a walkie talkie and a binder. That binder will have everything you need: your schedule for the day, emergency plans, a list of all the staff, a list of the students by grade, etc.
PACK A LUNCH
You’ll have time in your schedule to grab a bite (and rest your feet)! But, remember to either pack yourself a lunch, or pre-order a lunch if you’re serving on Wednesday. We don’t have a cafeteria.
If you need to change your parent partner day it is your responsibility to try to find a replacement. We have a school directory on Jupiter. You can see who has days around you and make some calls. You can also post a request to change on the Facebook Community Page, however, this option isn't as effective.
Please contact the Family Engagement Coordinator (contact info below) once you have a change - OR - if you have made a reasonable effort and need help to find a replacement.
To find the directory:
1. Log in to Jupiter.
2. Use the menu to choose "Materials"
3. Select "School" from the pull-down menu.
4. Find the "Contact List" document. This is updated periodically throughout the year.
FAMILY ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR
Our Family Engagement Coordinator, Melissa Hemmer, is here to help you. You can email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
These days are busy and full. We encourage you to look for the sweetness of our unique environment. We hope at the end of your Parent Partner Days, that you’ll walk away reassured that your student is in the right place here!