A SAFE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
NHCS seeks to prepare young people for living according to Christian principles, and here and now we seriously intend to be a community that lives together in harmony with the teachings of Jesus Christ. We believe safety is essential to nourishing a community of learning. Here you will find details taken from our safety policies. For a full overview, please see the NHCS Handbook.
We are committed to the following values:
The Glory of God: We seek to glorify God in all our activities and relationships.
Mutual Respect: Each person is created in God’s image and therefore will be treated with respect.
Honesty: Our relationships and academic performance will be based on honesty and fairness.
Upholding Righteousness: We affirm God’s righteousness as the foundation of our belief and practice.
- TV Channel, Radio by 5:45 AM
- ParentAlert text sent to all families by 6:15 AM
- NCHS’s official Facebook, Twitter account
If school is canceled, this will include all afternoon and evening sports and enrichment activities planned for that day. In the event of a Delayed Opening, students will be expected to be in their homeroom class with all materials needed at 10:00 a.m. as attendance will be taken at this time. Students should come to school having already eaten breakfast and a snack.
If there is a fire in the multi-purpose building, the designated meeting area is the parking lot across the driveway at the horse barn.
Harassment takes away from the dignity of both victims and perpetrators and may lead to their psychological or physical harm. Harassment offends our Lord and greatly corrupts the Christian community and society at large. As a Christian community, we must be about the promotion, not diminution, of human dignity.
The Scriptures remind us of God’s creation of all human beings in His image, His acknowledgment of human diversity, His unconditional love for His people in Christ and His command that we love likewise and act justly. Since harassment is not in keeping with these imperatives, NHCS will not condone nor tolerate harassment of one member of the community by another, including physical or sexual harassment, racial or ethnic innuendoes and derogatory remarks, or any other such activity which tends to defame, ridicule, demean, intimidate or embarrass a community member.
- unwelcome sexual advances;
- requests for sexual favors;
- sexual slurs, jokes or innuendos;
- displays of sexually suggestive objects of pictures;
- discussion of one’s sexual activities;
- sexually suggestive language or gestures;
- physical abuse or sexual assault;
- inappropriate petting, touching, or pinching;
- Other verbal or physical contact of a sexual nature where:
- submission to such conduct is either an expressed or implied term or condition of employment or favorable evaluation;
- submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as the basis for an employment or evaluation decision affecting the harassed person; (or)
- such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or class performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment.
If a suspicious or unknown person is spotted, it will immediately be reported to the Head of School. No attempt to engage the unknown person should be made by a student. The Head of School will make this contact.
In the case of a serious accident, injury, death, or any other traumatic event resulting in media attention, the Head of School is the spokesperson for all media requests. All inquiries and questions must be referred to the Head of School.