SCHOOL RULES AND REGULATIONS
These regulations are established by Bulgarian School "Khan Asparuh", Northern California for its operation and functions.
1. Bulgarian School "Khan Asparuh" rents classrooms from the Hebrew Day School, Sunnyvale, CA . Our ability to offer structured and continuous activities depends entirely on our common care for the rented equipment. All parents, teachers and students are obliged to comply with the rules and regulation as set forward.
2. The school year consists of a minimum of 31 weeks of classes, excluding celebrations and other events, as noted in the calendar for the school year.
3. Classes at the grade level and for the preschool group are held every Sunday from 9:30 to 13:15. These include mandatory classes, as required by the Bulgarian Ministry Of Education, and extracurricular activities offered by the school management.
4. Classes for children in the preschool group are held from 9:30 to 12:15. However, extracurricular activities might be provided based on the management's discretion. Email us for the most up-to-date information.
5. Breaks and days off during the school year are announced at the beginning of the school year and can be found in the school calendar.
1. In case of an absence for a full day, the student or his/her guardian is obliged to inform the teacher prior to the beginning of classes.
2. The student must have a valid reason for missing school. Absences exceeding 50% of class time will lead to an inability to obtain the certificate of course completion.
3. The school doors open at 9:15am and classes begin at 9:30am. Children who are not in the room by 9:35am may enter the classroom at first recess, before the start of the second period.
III. RULES OF CONDUCT
1. All students are obliged to come prepared for class and observe discipline. Students are not allowed to touch anything in the room that does not belong to them. Writing on the board or speaking is allowed only with permission from the teacher.
2. Students are not allowed to interfere with the teaching process.
3. Students may not use phones or other electronic devices during school hours.
4. In case of violation of order and discipline, the teacher has the right to remove students from school activities for a specified time.
5. Students systematically violating order and discipline are punishable by:
a) Note to parents
b) Support of school activities outside of school hours (e.g. cleaning of the classroom, helping at the school library, etc.).
c) Suspension from classes for a period of 1 week up to 1 month.
d) Expulsion from school for the rest of the school year.
o Penalties are imposed at the discretion of the principal and the teacher.
o Students’ removal from class for more than one session, as recommended by the teacher, has to be approved by the head of school and the Parent Committee.
o In case the decision is not unanimous, the head of school has the right to make the final decision.
6. The student and his/her family will be required to reimburse the school for damaged or destroyed school property in an amount equal to double the cost of damaged property.
7. The teacher does not have the right to physically punish or mentally abuse students.
8. The teacher is responsible for the life and health of students during classes, ensuring the safety of students during the school day.
9. Parents of children with life-threatening health problems (allergies, etc.) should discuss with their children the need to prevent accidents and should warn the school of the child’s condition prior the beginning of the school year. The school will do everything possible to ensure the health and wellbeing of its students, but is not responsible for accidents associated with such health problems.
IV. REQUIREMENTS FOR PARENTS
1. Parents are obliged to ensure the presence of their children in school and drop them off on time, before the beginning of classes.
2. Children should eat breakfast before they arrive, bringing additional light healthy snacks or lunch items. The school has a no-meat and no-nut policy.
3. Parents are obliged to leave the classroom after the start of the school day, unless they have permission by the teacher to stay.
4. Teachers decide whether, when and how a parent volunteer can help and how many are needed. In cases where the teacher is planning a special project and there are not enough volunteers present, the teacher has the right to cancel the project and engage the children in an activity that does not require volunteers.
5. The parent volunteer is obligated to help as he/she is instructed by the teacher and not interfere with the learning process.
6. Parents of children who are experiencing difficulties getting integrated into the classroom environment can remain in the classroom only after consulting the teacher and if their presence is deemed helpful to the student and the rest of the class.
7. Children should be picked up no later than 12:30 or 13:30, depending on the schedule of the child. Parents are required to pick up their children on time.
8. All foods containing nuts, artificial colorings, lots of sugar and meat are forbidden in the school yard.
V. FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS OF PARENTS
1. Tuition is due by the fifth day of the month or the first Sunday of the month. Monthly payment by check or a bank transfer by BILL PAY directly from your bank are preferred forms of payment. For information on how to set automatic payments or send the check in he mail please click here,
Note: When using an electronic check, please write the name(s) of the child(ren) and the grade or the name of the teacher on the check itself.
2. There is a $25 fee for late payments.
3. The minimum tuition is for 1 month, regardless of the number of classes the student has attended or plans to attend in a given month.
4. In case of a late pick up there will be a penalty fee of $ 1/ min for the first 5 minutes and $25 for every 15 minutes thereafter. This covers the cost of keeping the teacher and the room occupied beyond the agreed upon time.