Lighthouse Baptist School
"The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are as bold as a lion." - Proverbs 28:1
Important Contact Information:
Pastor Rule, Administrator: 925.785.7250
Office Phone: 925.846.7220
Mailing Address: 118 Neal Street, Pleasanton, CA, 94566
School Website: www.trainingupachild.net
Church Website: www.atthelighthouse.com
Uniform Information: Bancroft Uniforms
590 Dutton Ave, San Leandro, CA 94577
After School Care
After School Hours
Bad Weather Conditions
Beginning of School
Health & Immunization
First Day of School
General Dress Guidelines
Parent/Visitor Dress Regulations
Student Dress Regulations
Restriction on Child Pick-up
23 First Day of School
6 Labor Day - No School
9 Ladies Jubilee - No School
10 Ladies Jubilee - No School
11 Veteran’s Day - No School
8-10 GSBC Fine Art Competition
22-26 Thanksgiving Break
20-31 Christmas Break
27-28 GSBC Educator’s Conference - No School
10-11 Teen Retreat - No School (7-12 only)
21 President’s Day - No School
24 Ladies Conference - No School
25 Ladies Conference - No School
3-4 WCBC Fine Arts
21-25 Spirit Week
20-22 Stanford Achievement Testing
25-29 Easter Break
30 Memorial Day - No School
2 K5 - 6th Graduation
9 7th -12th Graduation
Beginning of School
The primary objective and purpose of Lighthouse Baptist School is to train the student in the knowledge of God and the Christian way of life and to give the student an excellent education. The teachers of Lighthouse Baptist School realize the solemn responsibility before God in molding the life and character of each of the students to give a good foundation for each child’s future. The administration and faculty demonstrate a caring concern for each child under their care.
Health and Immunization
California Law requires all students to be kept current on all immunizations and boosters. Therefore, Lighthouse Baptist School requires all students entering into kindergarten to submit a copy of their immunization records to the school office.
First Day of School
Parents are allowed to take pictures of their students until 8:15 A.M. at which time it is best for the parent to leave the child with the teacher for the first day of school. When a parent remains in the classroom, it makes the period of adjustment more difficult for both the child and teacher. It is also to the child’s advantage for mothers not to wait on the playground/gym area with the children before the opening of school each morning.
Early Dismissal (Kindergarten Only)
K-4 and K-5 class dismisses at 11:30 A.M. at which time they can be picked up. We also offer free extended care until 3:00 P.M. This extended period allots time for lunch, recess, and a nap time.
For early pickup, it is encouraged to be extremely prompt due to the schedule.
When parking along the curb, drop your children off and move as quickly as possible so others can drop off their children expeditiously. Do not leave your car unattended along the curb where students are dropped off. For drop off route, please see Appendix.
Students will be ready to be picked up at 3:00 P.M. Students not picked up by 3:15 P.M. will be automatically enrolled in the Afterschool Care Program and the parents will incur the additional charge.
Restriction on Child Pick-up
Those that will be picking up the students must be on the pick-up list in the office. This form is filled out at the beginning of the year. Photo ID may be required.
After School Care
After school care is available from 3:15-4:15 P.M. for an additional $10 per student per hour. (Please call office for family rates). After school care can be extended to 5:15 or even 5:45 P.M. if our school meets the minimum threshold of students. Parents interested in After school Care must fill out an After school Care form before the first day of school.
Important note: Parents taking advantage of our After school Care Program are reminded that this is available only on regular school days, not during holidays. Also, there will be no After school Care on half days or days without school.
The registration fee of $100 per student must be paid at the time of registration. This is a non-refundable and non-transferable fee.
The ten-month pay plan tuition rates are as follows:
Non-members of Lighthouse Baptist Church:
1st Student - $400 per payment
2nd Student (sibling of first) - $300 per payment
3rd Student (sibling of first and second) - $150 per payment
Each additional student - $150 per payment
Members and Regular attendees* of Lighthouse Baptist Church:
1st Student - $300 per payment
2nd Student (sibling of first) - $200 per payment
3rd Student (sibling of first and second) - $75 per payment
Each additional student - $75 per payment
*Regular attendees must be in attendance to at least 6 services/month to be qualified for the discounted tuition rates.
Tuition is due by the first Monday of each month and is late if received after 4:30pm the following Friday.
Statements will be mailed to the billing address on file at the office.
Tuition should be mailed to:
Lighthouse Baptist School
118 Neal Street
Pleasanton, CA 94566
A late fee of $10 will be charged on any school account showing a balance of $10 or more after the close of office hours on the Friday tuition deadline. A student will not be admitted to class if payments are more than twenty days in arrears. Students enrolled one day or more of any period will owe the full period’s tuition. It is our policy to charge $20 for all checks returned to us by your bank for any reason.
Please Note: We are unable to accept any postdated checks.
No school records, including health records or graduation diploma, will be released for any student when there is a balance owed on the student’s account.
No student will be permitted to graduate until all tuition and fees are paid up to date.
Book Fee (Kindergarten) - $200
Book Fee (Grades 1st-6th) - $225
Book Fee (Grades 7th-12th) - $250
Activity Fee - $50
Student Parking Fee (per semester) - $15
Graduation Fee (Kindergarten)* - $25
Graduation Fee (High School)* - $75
*Will be added to your May statement
All students may sign up for our lunch program. The lunches are $3/meal which includes a choice of beverage. Submit completed lunch form and payment to the office. Please call the office for more details concerning the menu.
A student who must leave school with less than 2 hours in attendance will be counted absent for the entire school day.
Absences and Tardies
In the case of an absence, the day the student returns, the parent should send a dated note to the teacher explaining the reason for the absence. Unless previously arranged and approved, excused absences are given only for student illness or death in the immediate family, or doctor and dentist appointments. Students will not be allowed to return to class without a note explaining their absence.
Class time that is missed during an unexcused absence cannot be made up and will result in zeros in all classes. Excessive unexcused absences may result in dismissal from the school. No refunds on tuition are made because of absences. Any student who is absent 15 days or more in one semester may not pass that semester’s work.
Tardies are disruptive to the classroom and also have an adverse effect on your child’s educational progress. Four tardies are allowed per nine-week quarter. Each additional tardy will be $5 per tardy
A student who has been suspended from school for any reason will receive zeros for any classes missed and may not be permitted to make up exams missed.
We encourage parents to pick up students promptly after school activities are over. The school cannot be responsible for students who remain after 3:15 P.M. If any students remain after 3:15 P.M. they will be automatically enrolled into the Afterschool Care Program and parents will incur the cost.
It is considered a privilege to be able to bring a car to school.
1. All student-driven cars are to be registered in the school office immediately when the student begins driving to school.
2. Each driver should be an example of courteous, careful driving habits.
3. Cars are to remain parked until students leave for the day. Parking areas will be assigned when the car is registered.
4. Cars are not to be occupied during school hours, nor are students to sit in parked cars while waiting for school to begin or after school dismisses.
5. The parking fee is $15 per semester and will be added to your September and January statements.
Failure to observe these policies will necessitate cancellation of the privilege of bringing the car to school.
Bad Weather Conditions
If public schools close because of storm conditions, Lighthouse Baptist School will close at the same time. School closing announcements will be made via telephone by the administration. Listen carefully for re-opening announcements during this time.
Bible study is recognized here as of fundamental importance and is a required subject. It augments the study of English, history, geography, and science. Without knowledge of Biblical truth, a student cannot be considered educated. The Bible gives direction for this life and the only hope for the life to come. No other book can so enrich the minds and hearts of men as “The Book of Books.”
Knowledge of the Bible is one of the greatest educational assets anyone can have in addition to the moral and spiritual values resulting from the study of it.
Character development is the most important work of a school. No other course offered in the school affords greater opportunities for laying the foundation for Christian character.
The student body attends Chapel on Fridays and on this day Bible class does not meet. Chapel includes a challenge to inspire students to practice the truths of God’s Word.
Lighthouse Baptist School desires to maintain a healthful school environment by instituting controls designed to prevent the spread of communicable diseases. The term communicable diseases shall mean an illness which arises as a result of a specific infectious agent which may be transmitted either directly or indirectly by a susceptible host or infected person or animal to other persons.
A teacher or administrative official who reasonably suspects that a student or employee has a communicable disease shall immediately notify the principal.
Any student or employee with a communicable disease for which immunization is required by law or is available shall be temporarily excluded from school while ill and during recognized periods of communicability. Students and employees with communicable diseases for which immunization is not available shall be excluded from school while ill. If the nature of the disease and circumstances warrant, LBS may require an independent physician’s examination of the student or employee to verify the diagnosis of communicable disease. LBS reserves the right to make all final decisions necessary to enforce its communicable disease policy and to take all necessary action to control the spread of communicable diseases within the school.
The goal of Lighthouse Baptist School is to provide the best possible learning environment in a Christian atmosphere. Believing that discipline is necessary for the welfare of the student as well as the entire school, each teacher is given the responsibility of enforcing classroom regulations in the manner which he/she feels is in accordance with school policy and in light of Christian principles of discipline as set forth in the Scriptures. Since the teacher is responsible to maintain appropriate classroom behavior, it becomes necessary to correct any behavior that hinders the teacher or students in the classroom.
When misconduct occurs, corrective measures will be used to help the student change his/her behavior and attitude. Examples of typical corrective measures are student-teacher conference, demerits, one hour of detention after school, student-administrator conference, and parent-teacher conference. Students can be suspended or expelled for excessive accumulation of demerits, detentions, skipping school, or failure to report to detention.
Actions that threaten or harm another individual’s ability to function rightly and safely will require further corrective measures. Therefore, students may be suspended or expelled for lying, stealing, disrespect, cursing, cheating, vandalism, gang-related items or symbols, or other misconduct. Although this list of infractions is not exhaustive, it represents behavior that is not acceptable. Lighthouse Baptist School has adopted a “zero tolerance” policy toward violence, fighting, or threats of any kind. This includes possession of anything that could be used as a weapon. Students may be expelled for any action or statements associated with violent behavior including a joke which could be interpreted as a threat.
Students’ book bags or other storage areas are subject to search, upon reasonable suspicion, for prohibited or illegally possessed substances or objects. The administration will make decisions on an individual basis regarding suspensions and expulsions.
A sense of need for spiritual growth in the light of Biblical principles has led Lighthouse Baptist School to adopt standards of conduct which are believed to be conducive to the environment that will best promote the spiritual welfare of the student. Students are expected to abide by the standards of conduct throughout enrollment whether at home, school, or elsewhere. Students will not be admitted to class without a signed agreement form on file in the office. Following this agreement form is necessary to remain a student at Lighthouse Baptist School. Students who do not report violations of the agreement form may be subject to disciplinary action.
Please feel free to consult with the office about any problem or question that concerns the welfare of students. It is the desire of the administration and the faculty to be of service to both parent and student; each teacher welcomes a visit from any parent. We do urge, however, that such visits be made by appointment with the teacher at a convenient after-school hour.
Full cooperation is expected from both the student and parents in the education of the student. If at any time the school feels that this cooperation is lacking, the student may be requested to transfer out. Also, if the student’s behavior or attitude indicates an uncooperative spirit or one that is out of harmony with the spirit and standards of Lighthouse Baptist School, whether or not there is any definite breach of conduct, he may be requested to transfer out.
Lighthouse Baptist School is above all else a Christian institution in both philosophy and practice.
We firmly believe there is no place at LBS for worldly practices or divisions so common among other institutions. Lighthouse Baptist School has the reputation of having a student body with an excellent spirit with every student treated equally and fairly regardless of nationality, race, or background. Therefore, any student who promotes division or a divisive spirit through secret clubs, symbols, pictures, writings, flags, banners, slogans, or any divisive activism is out of harmony with the standards and Christian philosophy of LBS and may be withdrawn or refused reenrollment at the discretion of the administration. Attendance at Lighthouse Baptist School is a privilege and not a right. Students forfeit this privilege if they do not conform to the standards and ideals of work and life of Lighthouse Baptist School.
Students in 9th-12th grade may use only the social networking sites of Facebook and Twitter. If a student wants to be a part of either of these sites, they must befriend Pastor Rule on the sites of which the student is a member. Content posted should follow the general guidelines of Lighthouse Baptist School. Inappropriate content could result in suspension or expulsion.
Student Dress Regulations
All students are required to follow the school uniform and General Dress Guidelines set forth by the administration at the beginning of the year. Students are to leave school dressed as they came.
The purpose of the guidelines set down by the administration for the appearance of each student is not to legislate morality, but to encourage Christian young people to be concerned with the
Biblical principle of modesty which is neglected by many Christians today.
Uniforms are purchased through Bancroft Uniforms: 590 Dutton Ave, San Leandro, CA 94577 510.638.162
Parent/Visitor Dress Regulations
Lighthouse Baptist School encourages our students to set high standards on the subject of modesty. It is with this principle in mind that we ask the visitors and parents of students to follow these General Dress Guidelines while on our school campus.
1. Is it modest?
2. Does it call undue attention to itself?
3. Does it identify with a rebellious element of society that is contrary to God and the Gospel of Jesus Christ?
General Dress Guidelines
Men must maintain a haircut that includes a neat trim (fairly close) tapered on the sides and back and a clean shave. Hair must be combed off the forehead in such a manner that it is not touching the eyebrows. Hair is not permitted to be artificially colored, bleached, braided, or have designs cut into it. Socks and shoes must be worn at all times. Belts must be worn on all pants. Pants that are baggy or that are too tight are not to be worn.
All shirts must have a collar, and all buttons with the exception of the top one must be buttoned. No T-shirts are allowed. Shirts are required to be tucked in at all times. Necklaces, bracelets, or earrings are not to be worn.
No sweaters with hoods are to be worn in the classroom.
Blouses must be modest, not see-through, no satiny or sheer material, and only the top button may be unbuttoned. No tight or fitted blouses or sweaters that would hug the ribcage area are allowed. No low or plunging necklines or low-cut backs. Nothing can be lower than four fingers from the indented area at the neck.
Hair must be clean and neatly styled.
No make-up is to be worn by girls until the 9th grade. All make-up should be appropriate.
Skirts or dresses must touch the floor when in an upright and kneeling position. No slits above the knee are allowed. All straight skirts must be loose enough to slide down easily when pulled up. No slacks or shorts (including walking shorts) are permitted.
Current styles which allow skin to show at the waist when sitting or standing are not acceptable. Tops and skirts should have a 3-inch overlap.
No ankle bracelets are allowed.
Although the wearing of multiple earrings has become common, LBS ladies are asked to wear no more than one set. These should be worn in the ear lobes only.
If a student is required to take any prescription medication while at school, he must have on file in the office an Authorization of Administration of medication. This form must have a physician’s signature. The medication will be kept by the teacher and dispensed by the teacher according to the doctor’s instructions. Medicine must be properly labeled.
For non-prescription medication, such as vitamins and aspirin, the teacher must have written permission from the parent or guardian. The medication will be kept in the possession of the teacher.
During the months of April and May re-enrollments for the fall term for present students are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Lighthouse Baptist School admits students of any race, color, or national origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and other school-administered programs.
Please feel free to consult with the school office regarding any problem or questions that concern your child. It is the desire of the administration and the faculty to be of service to both parent and student, and each teacher welcomes a visit from any parent.
We do urge, however, that such conferences be made by definite appointment with the teacher at a convenient after-school hour.
If you need to talk with a member of the faculty, please call the school office between 8:30 A.M. and 2:30 P.M. Your call will be returned as soon as possible after school.
Use of cell phones and pagers are not permitted in the school. Students are asked not to use school phones except for emergencies.
The A Beka Book® curriculum and textbooks, written from a Christian perspective, are used. In case of loss of any textbooks, students will be charged for the total price of replacement. It is considered unethical for parents or students to have access to teacher guides or test/quiz answer keys. Use of these items will be considered cheating.
Parents are requested to stop by the senior high classroom if they need to leave something for the student or teacher or if they have to pick up the student. Please do not go directly to the classrooms, as this interrupts the teaching.
All withdrawals must go through the school office. Students attending one day of any period will owe the full period’s tuition. In the event that the account is showing a credit balance at the time of withdrawal, this amount will be refunded. No school records will be released for any student when there is a balance owed on the student’s account.
Students who are transferring from other schools will be expected to take an entrance examination. Should the student’s accomplishments (as shown by the test) be on the grade level to which he has been promoted, then he will be admitted to that grade. However, should the student’s accomplishments (as shown by the test) be on a lower level, then he will be placed in the grade best suited for his achievement. It is the policy of LBS not to accept transfer students whose accomplishments have not been up to acceptable standards. Academic transcripts must be submitted upon enrollment. Transcripts must include all academic coursework along with grades and earned credits.
Believing that homework is an integral part of the school program, each teacher is at liberty to give homework to aid students to advance in their studies. Therefore, each student is required to complete his homework assignments. Homework is given for several reasons.
1. For Preparation. Students profit most from classroom explanation and discussion when preparatory reading assignments are given.
2. For Practice. Following classroom explanation and illustration, homework is given so that the material will be mastered.
3. For Remedial Activity. As instruction progresses, various weak points in a student’s grasp of a subject become evident. Homework following instruction may be given to overcome such difficulties.
4. For Special Projects. Book reports, compositions, special research assignments, and projects are some of the activities that are frequently the subject of homework attention.
We do request the parents’ full cooperation in ensuring that the student's homework assignments are completed. Repeated delinquent homework could result in a student’s expulsion.
At the end of each nine-week period, report cards will be sent home. If your account is clear on the last day of school, final report cards will be mailed with the final statement. If there is a balance owed on your account, final report cards are to be picked up at the office after the balance has been paid.
A Beka Academy is fully recognized by the Council on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation (CITA), as well as other accrediting organizations. Since LBS is using this accredited program of study, A Beka Academy can validate individual student work and provide accredited services to students attending LBS. An annual per-student fee will be assessed for each participating student. Call the office for more information about this program.
The State of California has set forth a listing of requirements for all graduates of its public schools. We have used this standard as a basis for our own standard of graduation, with several additions. The following are required courses:
4 credits of Bible
4 credits of English
4 credits of Math, including Algebra I and Plane Geometry
3 credits of Science including Biological and Physical Sciences
3 credits of History including Social Science, Geography, American Government, and Economics
1 credit of Practical/Performing Arts
1 credit of Physical Education
4 ½ credits of Electives