The XyayX Institute believes that parent reinforcement of the philosophy stated above serves our students in attaining academic skills each year. Parents are encouraged to help students create an appropriate homework environment at home. Parents are also expected to help students foster their own independence to manage due dates, to put forth their best effort, and to practice self-advocacy with classroom staff and support services when necessary. We encourage open lines of communication between parents and our personnel, so that any academic issue is addressed as early as possible.
Parent-Teacher communication is essential for student success. Teachers value parent interests, opinions, and support. Parent-teacher conferences are scheduled throughout the semester (see calendar). Either teacher or parent may arrange an in-person or phone conference at any time convenient to both.
INSTITUTE CEREMONIES AND OBSERVANCES
The XyayX Institute recognizes the value of certain ceremonies and observances in promoting community, unity and familial settings among the students. Therefore, activities at the institute commemorating holidays such as Harriet Tubman Day, Malcolm X's Birthday, and Africa Day are encouraged.
Parents agrees to pay the institute for incidental fees, such as Extended Day charges, field trips etc.
INSTITUTE BUILDING CLOSINGS
In cases of severe weather or mechanical failure which will require the building to be closed prior to the arrival of students and staff, all students, parents and teachers will be notified by the XyayX Institute's personnel. Families and staff will be called or emailed no later than 8AM. Building closings, late starts and/or early dismissals will be sent by e-mail to students, faculty and staff, and by phone call from one of our Institute personnel. In most cases of building closings, we will maintain classes via our online platform.
The XyayX Institute may open at 12:15 p.m. on days when the roads are impossible in the morning. During late openings, classes will follow normal scheduling for that time. Parents and teachers will be notified of late openings and unanticipated early dismissals. If there are any questions about any weather conditions during institute hours, contact the XyayX Institute personnel.
To safeguard students, staff, and the institute facility/grounds, security cameras have been purchased and installed in the institute’s hallways and at doorways in addition to some outdoor areas.
No prescription drugs shall be administered to students by institute personnel unless authorized by a physician and parent/guardian. Nonprescription drugs need parental approval as well. All medications must be in the original container with a current label.
VISITORS TO THE XYAYX INSTITUTE
The institute is proud of their programs and pleased to have parents and others visit. However, in order to insure a minimum number of interruptions, and keep safety as our #1 priority, all requests for classroom visits should be made through an institute personnel at least one day in advance. All visitors are requested to sign in and sign out.