Early Student Pick-Up Policy
For the safety of our students and staff, students may not be picked up from school between 2:30pm and 3:00pm, each day. During this time, our students and staff are in transition and are preparing for afternoon dismissal. Afternoon dismissal begins at 3:00pm.
Student Records Policy
A Request for Student Records, including a Student’s Transcript, must be submitted to the Front Office Staff. An advance notice of 48 hours or more is required for all record requests. No Exceptions. Please Note: Records will not be released for any student who has an outstanding balance on his/her account with Cornerstone School.
Reporting Professional Misconduct
Section 1006.061(2), Florida Statutes, requires each district school, charter school and private school that accepts scholarship students to post at the school site and on the schools’ internet site (if available) the policies and procedures for reporting alleged misconduct by instructional personnel or school administrators which affects the health, safety or welfare of a student. The notices must include the contact person to whom the report is made and the penalties imposed on those instructional personnel or school administrators who fail to report suspected child abuse or misconduct by other instructional personnel or school administrators.
Notice of Non-Discriminatory Policy
Cornerstone of Jacksonville, Inc. (DBA: Cornerstone Christian School of Jacksonville) admits students of any race, creed, color, sex, national and ethnic 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, creed, color, sex, national and ethnic origin or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law in administration of it’s educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic program and other school-administered programs.
DCF License Information
DCF LICENSE #: C04DU1066
Collection of your Personal Information
Cornerstone Christian School may from time to time collect personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Cornerstone Christian School may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, and personal interests.
Certain information about your computer hardware and software is automatically collected by accessing the Cornerstone Christian School website. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Website addresses. This information is used by Cornerstone Christian School for the operation of its website service, to maintain the quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Cornerstone Christian School website.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through the Cornerstone Christian School secure portal pages, this information may be collected and used by others using this service. Note: Cornerstone Christian School does not read any of your private online communications.
Cornerstone Christian School encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from Cornerstone Christian School so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. Cornerstone Christian School is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of Cornerstone Christian School.
Use of your Personal Information
Cornerstone Christian School collects and uses your personal information to operate the Cornerstone Christian School Website and deliver the services you have requested. Cornerstone Christian School also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Cornerstone Christian School and its affiliates. Cornerstone Christian School may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
Cornerstone Christian School does not sell, rent or lease its community member information to third parties. Cornerstone Christian School may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party.
Cornerstone Christian School does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
Cornerstone Christian School keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Cornerstone Christian School, in order to determine what Cornerstone Christian School services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Cornerstone Christian School to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular area.
Cornerstone Christian School Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Cornerstone Christian School or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Cornerstone Christian School; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Cornerstone Christian School website, or the public.
The Cornerstone Christian School Website uses “cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Cornerstone Christian School pages, or login with the Cornerstone Christian School site or services, a cookie helps Cornerstone Christian School to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Cornerstone Christian School Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the website features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Cornerstone Christian School services or other websites you visit.
Security of your Personal Information
Cornerstone Christian School secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Cornerstone Christian School secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Changes to this Statement
Cornerstone Christian School will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Cornerstone Christian School encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Cornerstone Christian School is protecting your information.
Standards of Ethical Conduct
1. Our school values the worth and dignity of every person, the pursuit of truth, devotion to excellence, acquisition of knowledge, and the nurture of democratic citizenship. Essential to the achievement of these standards are the freedom to learn and to teach and the guarantee of equal opportunity for all.
2. Our primary concern is the student and the development of the student's potential. Employees will therefore strive for professional growth and will seek to exercise the best professional judgment and integrity.
3. Concern for the student requires that our instructional personnel:
Shall make reasonable effort to protect the student from conditions harmful to learning and/or to the student's mental and/or physical health and/or safety.
Shall not unreasonably restrain a student from independent action in pursuit of learning.
Shall not unreasonably deny a student access to diverse points of view.
Shall not intentionally suppress or distort subject matter relevant to a student's academic program.
Shall not intentionally expose a student to unnecessary embarrassment or disparagement.
Shall not intentionally violate or deny a student's legal rights.
Shall not harass or discriminate against any student on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, handicapping condition, sexual orientation, or social and family background and shall make reasonable effort to assure that each student is protected from harassment or discrimination.
Shall not exploit a relationship with a student for personal gain or advantage.
Shall keep in confidence personally identifiable information obtained in the course of professional service, unless disclosure serves professional purposes or is required by law.
4. Aware of the importance of maintaining the respect and confidence of colleagues, of students, of parents, and of the community, employees of our school must display the highest degree of ethical conduct. This commitment requires that our employees:
Shall maintain honesty in all professional dealings.
Shall not on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, handicapping condition if otherwise qualified, or social and family background deny to a colleague professional benefits or advantages or participation in any professional organization.
Shall not interfere with a colleague's exercise of political or civil rights and responsibilities.
Shall not engage in harassment or discriminatory conduct which unreasonably interferes with an individual's performance of professional or work responsibilities or with the orderly processes of education or which creates a hostile, intimidating, abusive, offensive, or oppressive environment; and, further, shall make reasonable effort to assure that each individual is protected from such harassment or discrimination.
Shall not make malicious or intentionally false statements about a colleague.
Training Requirement: All instructional personnel, educational support employees, and administrators are required as a condition of employment to complete training on these standards of ethical conduct.
Reporting Misconduct by Instructional Personnel and Administrators: All employees, educational support employees, and administrators have an obligation to report misconduct by instructional personnel and school administrators, which affects the health, safety, or welfare of a student. Examples of misconduct include obscene language, drug and alcohol use, disparaging comments, prejudice or bigotry, sexual innuendo, cheating or testing violations, physical aggression, and accepting or offering favors.
Reports of misconduct of employees should be made to:
Donald Corley (904-730-5500) (DCorley@CSJax.org)
Reports of misconduct committed by administrators should be made to:
Eric Wagner (904-730-5500) (EWagner@CSJax.org)
Legally sufficient allegations of misconduct by Florida certified educators will be reported to the Office of Professional Practices Services. Policies and procedures for reporting misconduct by instructional personnel or school administrators which affects the health, safety, or welfare of a student are posted on the bulletin board in the teacher’s lounge and on our website at (https://www.csjax.org/ethical-conduct).
Reporting Child Abuse, Abandonment or Neglect: All employees and agents have an affirmative duty to report all actual or suspected cases of child abuse, abandonment, or neglect. Call 1-800-96-ABUSE or report online at: http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/abuse/report/.
Signs of Physical Abuse: The child may have unexplained bruises, welts, cuts, or other injuries; broken bones; or burns. A child experiencing physical abuse may seem withdrawn or depressed, seem afraid to go home or may run away, shy away from physical contact, be aggressive, or wear inappropriate clothing to hide injuries.
Signs of Sexual Abuse: The child may have torn, stained or bloody underwear, trouble walking or sitting, pain or itching in genital area, or a sexually transmitted disease. A child experiencing sexual abuse may have unusual knowledge of sex or act seductively, fear a particular person, seem withdrawn or depressed, gain or lose weight suddenly, shy away from physical contact, or run away from home.
Signs of Neglect: The child may have unattended medical needs, little or no supervision at home, poor hygiene, or appear underweight. A child experiencing neglect may be frequently tired or hungry, steal food, or appear overly needy for adult attention.
Patterns of Abuse: Serious abuse usually involves a combination of factors. While a single sign may not be significant, a pattern of physical or behavioral signs is a serious indicator and should be reported.
Liability Protections: Any person, official, or institution participating in good faith in any act authorized or required by law, or reporting in good faith any instance of child abuse, abandonment, or neglect to the department or any law enforcement agency, shall be immune from any civil or criminal liability which might otherwise result by reason of such action. (F.S. 39.203)
An employer who discloses information about a former or current employee to a prospective employer of the former or current employee upon request of the prospective employer or of the former or current employee is immune from civil liability for such disclosure or its consequences unless it is shown by clear and convincing evidence that the information disclosed by the former or current employer was knowingly false or violated any civil right of the former or current employee protected under F.S. Chapter 760. (F.S. 768.095)