Health and Safety
Your child's health is of utmost importance to all of us. Upon enrollment, you must file with us a health form signed by a physician. We also require that the children have certain standard immunizations and tuberculin clearance.
Your child may be sent home if he appears to have symptoms of illness. In such cases, the child is immediately isolated from other children and a parent is called.
All staff members are certified in First Aid and CPR and some in infectious diseases.
Keep Your Child Home...
If he has a fever or has had one during
the previous 24-hour period.
If he has a cold that is less than four
If he has a heavy nasal discharge, a
constant cough, or is fussy and generally not himself.
If he has symptoms of a possible communicable disease. Please notify the school at once if the child does have a communicable disease.
School staff handles minor cuts, scrapes, and bruises from falls at school. If the injury does warrant a doctor's attention, the director will first notify the parents. If we can't reach you, we will call the child's physician and/or dentist. If necessary, we will call an ambulance. All accidents will have written reports available to the parent. Same procedures will be used for medical and dental emergencies occurring due to causes other than accidents.
In order to maintain a consistent well- rounded program, no credit will be given for absences, scheduled school holidays, and vacation periods. One week's credit will be given to all children after they have been enrolled for one year. Credit is given only when the child is not
attending school for that week.
No child will be released to a person not authorized by a parent to pick up the child. We must have written authorization for changes in this respect.
The parent files are means of communication between the parents and staff. Newsletters, permission forms and notices are placed in the files. The parent files are located below the sign-in desk and should be checked daily.
The parent boards are located in the front entry, or in your child's classrooms. All announcements, menus and special days will be displayed at the sign-in area. Teachers also post their monthly lesson plans in the front entry.
Think of your child's comfort and provide simple clothing that is free of complicated fastenings. Think of the "messy” art materials and other activities. Provide clothing that is sturdy. Think of the variable autumn weather and dress your child warmly.
Also, think of our collection of unlabelled, unclaimed clothing and put labels on all outer garments, including hats.
Every child needs a change of clothes stored in a shoebox. Remember to change the size of clothing in January or February. We would appreciate contributions of large sizes in underpants, long pants and shirts that your child may have outgrown.