Communication


IMG_1255Mail

Students’ mail will be distributed by our staff.  Mail is distributed after 4:00 p.m. in the residence hall.  All packages will need to be picked up at the ZSA Hall Desk.  However, it is STRONGLY recommended that families not send mail due to the short duration of the Academy.

Provisions will be made for outgoing mail. Stamps and envelopes can be purchased at the Joseph Baldwin Academy’s Hall Store in Ryle Hall. In order for students to receive mail, the mail should be addressed as follows: Student Name, c/o Zombie Scholars Academy, Missouri Hall, 809 S. Mulanix, Kirksville, MO 63501. (Room numbers will be given on the day of arrival.) Please don’t attempt to send letters or packages after Monday since they may not make it before your student checks out.

In most instances, because of the short duration of the Academy, mail not strategically sent prior to the student’s arrival on campus will have a significantly diminished probability of arriving at a meaningful time.

Email

Each student is given a network user ID within the first few days of arrival, but this doesn’t constitute an e-mail account.  Students are allowed to check their own e-mail during free time by using the computers in the campus library or the hall lounge.

Telephone

100_0610Students may make local or long distance calls by calling collect or using a calling card on public phones located at various points in each hall. Students’ personal cellular phones may be used at designated times (please see policy below).  Parents should pre-arrange particular days and times for phone calls. The best times to reach students are 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. and 10:15 p.m. – 10:45 p.m. weekdays. So that students can receive adequate sleep, please refrain from calling students’ rooms after lights out (11:00 p.m. week nights, midnight Saturday night, and 10:00 p.m. Sunday night) or before 7:00 a.m. If you absolutely need to reach your son or daughter during this time, please call the ZSA Residence Hall Office.  A specific number will be issued to you at check-in.  We can easily arrange a time for your child to call you.

NOTE:  Students who bring cell phones with them may only use them during free time and from within their rooms.  They may not use them after lights-out, during classes, or during organized activities.

Cell Phones

It is essential for students to be focused in class, engaged in activities, or sleeping at night; therefore, while we allow students to keep their personal cell phones, the use of these phones will be appropriately restricted. The intent of this policy is that students should only be using cell phones at the times, and for the purposes, for which they would have previously used their landline phone—primarily to communicate with their families. Cell phones may be used only outside of class.  Cell phones used in class, or for inappropriate reasons such as prank calling, bullying, or “sexting,” will be confiscated for the duration of the session.  The limitations on cell phones do extend to the iPhone, Blackberry, and similar combined phone-PDA-Internet devices. ZSA assumes no responsibility for the loss or damage of cell phones, or for the misuse of cell phones, including exceeding plan limits or use by unauthorized persons. Students caught with cell phones being used in ways inconsistent with this policy will have phones confiscated.  Parents should understand that exceptions to this policy will not be made, even if confiscation of a cell phone for misuse or abuse interrupts communication with parents.  Parents who are concerned about their student’s ability to abide by these rules are advised to purchase a phone card for their student.

To Contact Your Student

By letter or package: 

Your student name

c/o Zombie Scholars Academy

Missouri Hall, room number

809 S. Mulanix

Kirksville, MO 63501

ZSA Residence Hall Office at Missouri Hall

Director

(660) xxx-xxxx (The number will be provided at check-in)

ZSA Administrative Office

(660) 785-5406

By FAX – ZSA Administrative Office

(660) 785-7202