It is the parent’s responsibility to ensure their student is dropped off for class on time and that they get into the building safely. Students should come directly into the building and be respectful of others’ property. The church does not permit us to utilize any of their grounds, including the front lawn and flower beds; the pond and surrounding area are also strictly prohibited. Please be careful in the parking lot.
The HEARTS doors will be opened at 8:30am. Students may arrive at 8:30am to help set up for the day.
HEARTS classes end at 3:20. Students must be picked up no later than 3:30. Please be on time so our volunteers can leave. To respect their time, if a student is picked up past 3:30, the family will be billed $1 for each minute per student picked up past 3:30. (For example, picking up 2 students at 3:35 = $10). The parent will need to sign the late pick up form, and will be billed the amount owed.
A study hall is provided at GUMC for students who are in-between classes as a supervised study time. There is no charge for these study halls. Our Standards of Conduct apply during study hall.
- work quietly and individually (Students may NOT talk during study hall as we share a room with another class)
- use their iPods quietly
- eat and drink as long as students are cleaning up after themselves
- NOT sit on tables
- NOT talk on cell phones during study hall, but texting is okay
- must obey the instructions of the hall monitor and study hall monitor at all times
- If students would like to work on a group project during study hall, please ask the study hall monitor or GUMC supervisor if there is an empty room to work in.
***Parents, please do not text or call your students during class as this has been found to be very disruptive. You may text during study hall or lunch. If you need to make contact with your student or the volunteers at GUMC, please use the phone numbers listed for the HEARTS on-site supervisors.
Students may use the sink, counter, and microwave in the kitchen. However, students may not sit on the counters or use any of GUMC’s kitchen items or supplies. Doing so may cause us to lose the use of GUMC. Check the microwave after you use it and clean it immediately if anything has spilled. Continuing to microwave with spills causes the food to be extremely difficult to remove later.
Students may go outside to a designated area after eating lunch when an adult volunteer is available to monitor. NOTE: Students will need to listen to, obey, and respect the adult monitor at all times. Anyone that does not do this will cause outside privileges to be suspended for everyone. All students, those inside and outside, are responsible for helping clean the kitchen and fellowship hall before being dismissed to class.
1-Hour Delay: If LCPS has a one-hour delay, HEARTS will open on time and have a normal day.
2-Hour Delay: If LCPS has a two-hour delay, HEARTS will open at 10:00. The following schedule will be put in place for two-hour delays:
10:00-11:00 – First Period Classes
11:00-12:00 – Second Period Classes
12:00-12:30 – Lunch
Afternoon classes will be on the regular schedule.
Closure: If LCPS closes school for the day, HEARTS will be closed.
We will try to post delays and closings on the Facebook page (HEARTs for the Lord – Parents). Please join the group if you haven’t already. We’ll also try to send out an email. However, it is recommended each family sign up on Alert Loudoun to receive texts from LCPS for delays and closings. This can be done by going to https://www.loudoun.gov/alert