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FAQ's

James River Cobblestone Classes

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How do I enroll or register for a class or classes with Cobblestones?

Answer

To enroll in any Cobblestone class(es) you must first request membership in our Cobblestones Community. Class registration can only take place after your membership to this group has been approved and membership fees paid. Once you are logged into the secure site as a member you can sign-up for classes.

Membership fees are non-refundable UNLESS:

  • the class you enrolled in is cancelled
  • you are denied membership for any reason
  • classes get cancelled due to any COVID-19 restrictions (refunds maybe proportional).

 

Question

How much does it cost to be a member.  What does that include?

Answer

Membership fees per family are $65.00 for each school year which includes class registration fees for one student; addtional students are $65 each with a family cap of $195. Membership fees increase after July 1st to $75 per student with a family cap of $225.00. Registration usually begins in March and ends in September. These fees are used for:

  • Cobblestones Academy Insurance Costs
  • Cobblestones Website and Administrative Costs
  • Cobblestones Classroom and Library Facility Usage
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When are you in session?

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Our fall session begins in September. Full courses will run September – May (3-week break in December & 1- week spring break). We will also offer separate fall and spring extracurricular classes. Class duration will be as noted on Cobblestones schedule (high school classes may be 1 ½ hours or longer). Class dates will be listed on the website calendar - please note holidays and/or teacher days.

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Is my Membership fee refundable?

Answer

No, the membership fee is non-refundable UNLESS:

  • the class you enrolled in is cancelled
  • you are denied membership for any reason
  • classes get cancelled due to any COVID-19 restrictions (refunds maybe proportional).
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What do classes cost?

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Class prices vary and are paid directly to the teachers and can be found under Class Descriptions. You can then click the class you're interested in to see all the class details.

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Where do I find information on what classes are being offered for the upcoming school year?

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Class information is posted on the website under the Class Registration tab - Class Descriptions. Then click on any class to see additional class details.

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Where do classes meet?

Answer

 Powhatan Christian Fellowship
3308 Pleasants Road
Powhatan, VA 23139.

 

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What are you expectations for parent and students?

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Parent Expectations

In order for us to function smoothly as an academy, we ask parents to:

1. Read all material given to them-printed and electronic,

2. Adhere to the policies and plans of action in place, so that our academy may function smoothly-between teachers, students and fellow members,

3. Parents are expected to notify the student’s teachers if they will be absent-by text or email, before classes begin,

4. Parents are ultimately responsible for the academic success of their child,

5. Parents must purchase all textbooks, supplies, etc. that their child will need for class,

6. Ensure that homework assignments are being completed-in a timely manner,

7. Pay all fees, tuition, supply fees, etc.,

8. Have your child in class on time-no sooner than 10 minutes before class, and you must pick up your child on time.

9. If your child has a behavior issue-or a learning struggle, etc. and you receive a letter, call or email from the teacher, you must reply promptly. Failure to respond may result in your child not attending class until resolved.


Student Expectations

James River Cobblestones expects students to:

1. Treat adults and fellow students with courtesy and respect-at all times. Students are expected to listen and obey their teachers, and not disrupt class. If a student repeatedly disrupts or disrespects the teacher, they may be suspended.

2. Respect property of the church facilities-inside and out.

3. Students must come to class on time, be prepared to learn and participate, and complete any assigned work by the teachers. No cheating or plagiarism allowed.

4. Students must be dressed modestly (see Dress Code).

5. Please do not allow your children to bring toys, IPads, laptops (except those that are required for class), games systems, cell phones, etc. that would distract during class times. If your child carries a cell phone, they must be kept in a purse/backpack or pocket on vibrate-no texting, or phone usage during class times! If a cell phone is used or taken out during class, the teacher will take the phone and it will be returned after classes are over.

6. There shall be no hitting, wrestling, shoving, teasing, criticizing, name calling, bullying, etc. We expect children to be courteous and respectful. This is covered in detail in our “Discipline Policy”.

7. No public displays of affection on church property, including parking lot.

8. No alcohol, drugs or weapons of any kind are allowed on property, including the parking lot.

9. No cursing, vulgar actions or talk allowed.

10. No one is permitted to hang out in foyer, hallways, or parking lot during class time. All students must be in a classroom or study hall.

11. If a disciplinary problem arises, guidelines from the Code of Discipline will be followed.

 

Please refer to Cobblestones Parent & Student Handbook for additional information.

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What about grades?

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Grades will be given to students in grades 6 and up. Those in PreK-K – grade 5 will be given a Certificate of Completion at the end of the year. To receive the Certificate of Completion for Grades 1 & up, 80% of work must be completed.

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What about bad weather, snow, holidays, and breaks?

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Weather Policy: In the event of inclement weather (snow, ice, hurricane), we will make a decision and an announcement of cancellation will be put on our website before 8 A.M. We also plan to have closings listed on WRIC 8 and WTVR6 Community Closings website. Since we have teachers/students coming from several counties, we feel we should make decisions based on weather in the western/rural areas, not just in the local Richmond area.

Holidays: JRHSF’s Cobblestones will have a Thanksgiving, Christmas and Spring (Easter) break, as noted on our calendar.

 

 

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What is the dress code?

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Dress Code - We expect all students to come to class dressed modestly and we enforce the following guidelines:

1. Shorts and Skirts – must not be any shorter than one hand length above the knee.

2. Shirts/Tops-No spaghetti straps, halter tops, muscle shirts, no tight fitting, see through or midriff shirts allowed. There should be no cleavage showing and no under garments should be showing.

3. Pants- are to be worn in a modest manner. No underwear, bare tummy or bottoms should be visible.

4. T-shirts – no graphics or words that are vulgar, no anti-God or anti-Christian graphics or words, and no wording or graphics depicting alcohol, drugs or sex.

5. Jewelry-no jewelry may be worn that is anti-God or vulgar.

See the Cobblestones Handbook for detailed information about the dress code.

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What if I don't see my specific question answered here?

Answer

Please refer to Cobblestones Parent & Student Handbook for additional information including policy guidelines and regulations. You can also email the Academy Director at [email protected]

Lending Library & Resources

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What does it cost to participate in the Lending Library and Resource Center?

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Membership in the Lending Library and Resource Center (LLRC) is included with the Cobblestones Registration. If you are not a Cobblestones member the LLRC fee is only $10 annually.

James River Eagles Athletics

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What sports do the Eagles offer?

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Despite the challenges presented by COVID-19 the James River Eagles have remained committed to having the following Interscholastic Sports Offerings for Middle & High School Students:

  • Fall Sports  - Boys Soccer, Boy's Volleyball, Girls Volleyball, & Cross Country for Boys & Girls - official practices begin in July 

  • Winter Sports - Girls & Boys Basketball - Pre-season skill development - official practice begins in November and the official season runs through March

  • Spring Sports - Girls Soccer  - official practice begins in March

If you would like more information about a particular sport or sports, or our athletics program in general vivsit our website at jamesrivereagles.org or contact our Athletic Director and Coach, Rich Mills at [email protected]