1.Where do I report a concern about a teacher?
- You can report any concern to Principal Christina Sosnicki, or Business Administrator, Scott Crawford.
2. How does Palm Beach Christian Academy release records?
- You can contact our front office at (561)671-5795
- Non-payment will delay the release.
3. Can I use money that I help fundraise towards my tuition?
4. What is the school’s policy on inclement weather?
- PBCA follows Palm Beach County School System’s inclement weather safety procedures. If radio and television broadcasts announce that Palm Beach County Schools are closing due to severe weather, then this announcement also applies to PBCA. PBCA reserves the right to make its own reopening scheduling decision within reasonable safety boundaries and local authority approval. Such instances may include but are not limited to Palm Beach County Schools delay the reopening of their schools due to the aftermath of a hurricane or storm but PBCA is able to reopen sooner, PBCA will send an automated call out with the date and time of the reopening of the school.
- We use BrightArrow Technologies to communicate with parents about school closings/openings. BrightArrow Digital Voice Dialer is an automated notification service designed for emergency notifications, attendance calls, informational messages, and a variety of other school-related notifications.
5. How does the school handle bullying?
The following constitute major violations that will result in disciplinary action as determined by the Administration. This list is representative and should not be construed as a complete list.
- Violence or threats of violence against a student or school employee, whether actual or implied. • Violence or threats of violence against school property, whether actual or implied.
- Threats of Violence: The disciplinary consequences for a student whose verbal or written comments, including email and/or other social media messages, that threaten serious bodily harm to another student or member of the faculty or staff or destruction of property, may include, but not be limited to:
- Immediate suspension from the school;
- Treatment or consultation by a psychologist or psychiatrist at the parents’ expense and/or by the school counselor, both of whom may be asked to submit a written evaluation. If it is determined that the child was serious about the threat and has the capacity to carry it out, the child may be expelled from the school. If it is determined that the child did not seriously intend to do harm to others, the child may be allowed to return to the school, at the discretion of the school principal.
- If allowed to return to school, the child may be placed on probation with an indication that, should be a similar threat occur, the child will be expelled from school.
- The school may submit an informational report to the police.
- Vandalism: Misuse/abuse of school property, including graffiti, carving breakage, etc. Students will be charged for the removal, repair or replacement of damaged school property.
- Psychological/sexual/physical/verbal harassment or intimidation
- Bullying and/or Harassment: The school is committed to promoting a safe, healthy, caring and respectful learning environment for all of its students. As such, bullying is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated. Therefore, this policy prohibits any unwelcome verbal or written conduct or gestures directed at a student by another student that has the effect of:
- physically, emotionally or mentally harming a student;
- damaging, extorting or taking a student’s personal property;
- placing a student in a reasonable fear of emotional or mental harm;
- placing a student in reasonable fear of damage to or loss of personal property; or
- creating an intimidating or hostile environment that substantially interferes with a student’s educational opportunities of the mission of the school.
Bullying may involve but is not limited to: teasing, name-calling, slurs, rumors, jokes, false accusations, intimidation, stalking, innuendos, demeaning comments, pranks, social isolation, gestures, cyber-bullying or other verbal or written conduct. Cyber-bullying includes the following misuses of digital technology: teasing, intimidation, or making false accusations about another student by way of any technological tool, such as sending or posting inappropriate email messages, instant messages, text messages, digital images or website postings (including blogs and social network sites). This definition includes students who either directly engages in an act of bullying or who, by their behavior, support another student’s act of bullying.
This policy prohibits bullying that occurs either on school premises before, during or after school hours, any school related activity, and school function.
Each parent and student has a duty to report any bullying to the school immediately. If a student experiences (or a parent witnesses or learns of) any incident of bullying, the incident must be promptly reported to the school principal. Any student found to have violated this policy may be subject to appropriate disciplinary action which may include: temporary removal from the classroom, loss of privileges, detention, counseling, parent conference, suspension, expulsion, and/or notification to appropriate authorities. The disciplinary action may be unique to the individual incident and may vary in method and severity based on the principal’s discretion.
False reports or accusations of bullying also constitute a violation of this policy and may subject the offending party to appropriate disciplinary action.
6. Do you have any partnerships for specials needs and/or Title 1?
- Yes. We have three partnerships:
- The School District of Palm Beach County – The school district provides programs for all eligible exceptional students including mentally handicapped, speech- and language-impaired, learning disabled, visually impaired, hearing impaired, physically impaired, emotionally handicapped and gifted students.
- Better Speech of Palm Beach – They administer speech and language screenings and also offer speech and language therapy at Palm Beach Christian Academy.
- FAU’s Center for Autism and Related Disabilities – The FAU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) provides expert consulting, training and support, at no charge, for people with autism and related disabilities, their families and the professionals serving them.