**Please read carefully as some policies have changed.**
*As a teacher, you will be paid the 2nd Friday each month classes are in session.
*For 50-55 min classes (classes extended 5 minutes for older students): $240 + $10 for each student after 8. (This is the total salary per 12 week class, not per pay period. It will be divided among the 3 pay periods per semester.) If you teach 2 classes, it will be $480 + extra student bonus and 3 classes will be $720 + extra student bonus before taxes.
*As a teacher, you must pay the registration fee ($20 for 1 student or $30 for a family), but you do not have to pay the class credit of $55. You will receive a 40% discount on up to 3 classes per 50-55 min class taught. If you teach two 50-55 minute classes, you will receive 40% off 6 classes. If you teach three 50-55 minute classes, you will get 9 discounted classes.
*If your child(ren) would like to be in your class(es), there is no fee and they will not be counted in class totals. PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER YOUR CHILDREN FOR YOUR CLASSES ON THE REGISTRATION FORM.
*You will be sent a link for early registration and a separate PayPal registration fee link (not on the website) if you choose to pay using that method.
*In the winter semester, we often have cancellations due to inclement weather. Please be prepared to make up the classes on Fridays after the specified end date or extend the last few classes.
*Classes should be 50-55 minutes long and begin promptly at 9am, 10am or 11am
*Classes should have at least 6 students between the ages of 2 and 15 or mothers (see student # guidelines above). Please allow for a span of at least 3-4 years when you submit your class proposal(s). If fewer enroll, it will be up to the teacher and board of directors to determine if the class will remain on the schedule.
*Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to class in order to set up.
*Students should not arrive more than a few minutes prior to the beginning of class. You may ask students to wait in the hallway with their parents or in the common room if they arrive early.
*If you are going to be late for class, please contact a board member as soon as possible.
*If a substitute is needed, you are asked to use the approved sub list provided at the beginning of the semester. If you have contacted all the substitutes and no one has volunteered, please email the board at firstname.lastname@example.org. Substitutes should be given a detailed outline of what to cover in class and any necessary materials. Please provide the $10 per class sub fee to your substitute the week before of after they teach your class(es).
*You must create a "class in a box" for each of your classes. This box should include a lesson plan and materials that can be used by a substitute to conduct a class in case there is an emergency situation and you are unable to be there. Please give the box(es) to a board member on or before the first day of class. The boxes will be kept at the church for the semester so they will be available when needed. PAYCHECKS WILL NOT BE ISSUED UNTIL THE SUB BOXES HAVE BEEN PROVIDED.
*Please create some type of syllabus or welcome letter to hand out or email to students or parents on or before the first day of class. Parents and students should be made aware of special events and all supply requirements. Please do not ask parents to provide items throughout the semester unless it is specified in the class write-up and welcome letter.
*You may assign homework but no grades should be given.
*Please stay in close communication with parents via email or face-to-face before or after class.
*If a child gets sick during class, please ask a fellow teacher or board member to watch your class while you go get the parent or adult responsible for that student.
*If you notice anything wrong with your classroom when you arrive, please inform the director or a board member.
*Please leave the classroom exactly as you found it (chairs and tables in same places). We will vacuum and empty the trash but please pick up any large pieces of debris.
*The Board of Directors will communicate primarily through emails. Please make sure Archway has your current email and phone number.
*A teacher contract, W-4 form and I-9 form must be signed and given to the Archway Treasurer after being approved to teach.
*Any disrespectful or disobedient student behavior will be dealt with first by a verbal warning from the teacher. If it persists, classroom privileges may be taken away and parents informed. If a student continually misbehaves, a behavior contract may be developed and implemented by the teacher and/or a face-to-face conference may be called with the parent, child, teacher and board member to determine how to best handle the situation.
*If a student, parent or co-worker has concerns about another individual connected with Archway, they are encouraged to approach that person in a kind, appropriate manner to discuss and resolve the issue. If further action is needed, the offended party may approach the Board of Directors to help mediate the situation.
*If a teacher feels they need to resign for any reason, please contact the Board of Directors and give at least 2 weeks’ notice so a replacement may be found.