Kempton New Church School

Middle School:


  1. Lockers: Students should visit lockers and restrooms preferably before school, at fitness breaks, lunch or after school. Nothing shall be posted on the outside of lockers or on the walls.
  2. Backpacks should be kept out of the way so no one trips over them during class. All personal effects must be removed from the classrooms at the end of each school day.
  3. Jackets are to be hung on pegs in the upstairs hallway and not dropped in classrooms or halls.
  4. Breaks: Students are required to go outside for fitness breaks and physical education, and should make sure they bring appropriate clothing for the weather.
  5. Supplies: Students must bring their own supplies of notebooks, paper, pen and pencils and not "bum" supplies from others or help themselves in the supply closet without permission.
  6. Lunchtime: When students finish eating lunch at school, they should remain in the society room until just before 1:00 P.M. (Afternoon classes begin promptly at 12:55.) Please, no eating or drinking in the society room at any time during school.
  7. Phones and computers: Students may use phones and computers only by permission of faculty, secretary, or principal.
  8. Pianos: No playing games or the piano in the society room during dismissal times as this makes it difficult for people to hear when names are called out. Pianos should only be played during school hours with a teacher's permission.
  9. Beginning and End of Day: Be prepared to begin and end your day in an orderly fashion:
    1. Bring all required materials to class.
    2. Sharpen pencils before class.
    3. N.B. Take all materials out of the classroom at the end of the day and clean up any mess you have made.
  10. Classroom decorum:
    1. No tipping chairs against the walls and no graffiti!
    2. No eating or drinking during class without a teacher's permission and no chewing gum at KNCS.
    3. No writing or passing notes during class and no sleeping.
    4. All work submitted must be your own (see cheating policy).
    5. Please stand when an adult enters the room unless told otherwise.
  11. Participation in class:
    1. Raise hand to be called on.
    2. Do assigned homework to the best of your ability and communicate any problems with it to your teacher prior to class.
    3. Please respect your classmate's desire to learn by not distracting each other during class!
  12. Lateness:
    1. If a student is late to school, 20 minutes of detention may be served at fitness break or as soon as possible.
    2. If the student misses chapel 30 minutes or more may be served.
    3. A student's lateness will be excused if a parent phones or writes a note to say that circumstances beyond the student's control made him/her late that day (unless the lateness becomes chronic).
  13. Absence: If a student is absent, he or she is responsible for all missed work. Homeroom teachers will be more likely to generate a homework sheet if they are warned in advance of a student's absence (7:30 A.M. is not too late). Work can be collected from Emily's desk at pick up time or later. (See also the second paragraph in the section below.)
  14. Discipline: If it is necessary to discipline a student for something other than lateness, the individual teacher will use his or her own discretion.


Every attempt will be made to write the assignments on the board for each class. However, it is the student's responsibility to get the homework each day. Assignment books will be provided by KNCS for those who ask.

Students are responsible to get assignments from a friend if they miss them for any reason. In the event that a student is absent from class, teachers or another student assigned to the task will attempt to collect homework assignments and have them ready by dismissal. However, it will be the family's responsibility to come inside and collect the homework from Mrs. Smith's desk (or track it down in the Middle School) if a child is absent.

Questions about the homework may be addressed by calling the teacher at school or at home if necessary. We welcome questions and are pleased to offer clarification and encouragement. It is preferable to do this early, in the afternoon rather than the evening. But students are welcome to call Mrs. Karas until 8:30 P.M., Mr. Wyncoll, Mr. Smith and Rev. Smith till 9:30 P.M., Rev. Heilman and Miss Kate until 10:00 P.M. Please note: we much prefer to be called than to have a student in the dark about the assignment.

Homework must be turned in upon arrival at school. Both the 7/8 and the 9/10 classrooms have their own trays for this purpose. The idea behind this is to avoid the temptation to finish homework during class or home room time. If a student is unable to complete an assignment on time, he or she is responsible to alert the instructor upon arrival and make arrangements to stay after school. Consult individual teachers for additional penalties on late homework, for "extensions," make up work or extra credit.

Weekly reports are a communication and support tool to be used upon parental request or if deemed necessary by the faculty to help with chronic homework problems.