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  1. General Policy

    1. All children who come to this school must be toilet trained.
    2. Wednesdays is our show and tell day. We encourage children to bring materials that are related to our curriculum for that period. Please discourage children from bringing toys or objects that easily break. Toys are allowed, but not action figures such as Batman, Power Rangers, etc.
    3. Snacks are provided by the school and also by the parents on a voluntary basis. When the children bring snack they may serve it. This is a good exercise for grace and courtesy.
    4. We celebrate important holidays. We make these celebrations low key so as not to over stimulate the children.
    5. Field trips are scheduled throughout the year. In some cases there may be additional charge to cover admission fees. We encourage parents to accompany their child. Parents will be notified well before a field trip, to give parents ample time to make appropriate arrangements should they wish to accompany their child.
    6. The Montessori environment thrives on independence and order. Should there be a child who is not socially ready to be in this environment, the child may be asked to withdraw and reapply at a later date.

    Children's Health

    1. A child who is ill should be kept at home. If the child has been ill due to a contagious disease (chicken pox, measles, green mucous from their nose, lice, conjunctivitis, and others) a note from their physician must be presented to the teacher indicating that it is all right for the child to be back in school.
    2. If the child displays symptoms (e.g. diarrhea, fever, etc.) indicating a contagious condition during school hours, the parents will be called to pick up the child immediately.
    3. Parents are required to advise the staff of any physical, emotional, or environmental condition that may affect the child's health and progress in school.
    4. In the event that the children are exposed to a child with a contagious condition, a notification will be sent out to parents.
    5. In case of a minor accident first aid will be immediately administered to the child. For major accidents, the staff reserves the right to call 911 or bring the child to the nearest hospital for proper care.

    Policy On Medication

    From time to time, you might request teachers to administer medicine to children. Unfortunately, we cannot assume responsibility for giving medicine for several reasons. First, our teachers are busy looking out for the welfare of all the children. It is too easy to become busy with the group and forget to give the medication at the proper time. Also for the safety of all the children, we prefer not to have medication in the classroom. Usually prescription medication which needs to be taken for several days after the child has recovered can be given before and after school and in the evening.

    If this policy presents an extreme hardship to you in a particular case, please contact the office and we will try to accommodate your needs.

    Please do not send vitamins, cough drops, ointments or any type of over the counter medicine. It is particularly dangerous to send these in lunch boxes, since a child will share these with other children.

    Thank you for your cooperation. Please call if you have any questions or concerns.

    Birthday

    We celebrate birthdays with a special celebration. The birthday child walks around a candle which symbolizes the sun. Each trip around the sun represents one year of life. Either a parent or the teacher will say something special concerning the events in the child's life for that year. We ask the parent and child to make a time line with pictures of the child to display in the classroom. (This is optional)

    Attendence

    1. Emergency information is kept in the school's file at all times. Children will only be released to those persons authorized on the card file and parents should also write it in a notebook next to the sign in sheet. Teachers will also require picture ID. Should there be any changes please notify the staff in writing. Children will not be released to anyone not written on the card. We must think first of the child's safety despite of all inconveniences.
    2. Please drop off and pick up your child at the door.
    3. Please sign in and sign out the child.
    4. In case of absences please notify the school between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.
    5. We ask parents to walk out of the school holding the child's hands. Please always remember to put the cord back around the top of the gate.

    Sign-In And Sign-Out

    1. It is required by law that you or the authorized person signs in and out for your child. Please note that you need to sign your full name and the exact time on the sheet.
    2. A communication book is available next to the sign in sheets. We encourage parents to use it for better communication. Please remember to date and sign by the message.
    3. Parent box is also next to the sign in sheets. We ask parents to check it daily.

    Confidential Information

    We do not release confidential information, including addresses and telephone numbers or our students. We encourage you to use the parent box to leave notes, invitations, telephone numbers, etc.

    Parking

    Please do not block the driveway when parking on the street. The driveway next to the church building belongs to the doctor's office next door.

    Clothing

    The children wear uniforms during the school year. The uniforms can be purchased at Dennis Uniforms in Redwood City. Uniforms are not worn during the summer sessions. Each child has a box of extra change of clothing, which should include a couple of underwear, socks, shirts, and pants. Please update the box from time to time. Please note that the extra clothing does not have to be a uniform.

    Parent Communication

    1. Parent observations can be scheduled throughout the year. The classroom is open for observation at any time should a parent wish to observe.
    2. Parent conferences are scheduled twice a year, one in each semester. Parents may bring up their concerns and the staff will inform the parents of the level of accomplishment of every child. When necessary, conferences can be held at other times. Parents are encouraged to contact us if they have questions or concerns at any time.
    3. Special holiday affairs will be scheduled throughout the year.

    Parent Education Evening

    Throughout the year we schedule parent education evenings to help parents understand the Montessori philosophy and to provide information on parenting techniques and other relevant topics. We welcome suggestions of topics and speakers. We strongly encourage all parents to attend.

    Back to School Night

    At the beginning of the school year, we ask parents to join us for an orientation meeting. It is required that all parents attend this meeting.

    Picture Day

    An experienced child photographer comes to the school each year to take individual and group pictures of all the students. Parents will be notified when picture day will take place.

    Immunization

    State law requires that all children entering school be immunized. We need a copy of your child's immunization card and please keep it updated.

    Fire & Earthquake Drills

    We conduct fire and earthquake drills monthly to teach the children how to respond in case of an emergency.
    In case of a fire:
    1) the signal to leave the building is the sound of the fire alarm beeping for several minutes.
    2) children follow the teacher through the door.
    3) director checks all the rooms follow the class outside taking all emergency cards and checks the role sheet for proper accounting of every student. Class may not enter the building until safety has been established by proper authorities.

    In case of an earthquake:

    I) during the shaking the children will stay inside the building and calming go under the tables or proceed to the headers of door openings.
    2) In case of serious quakes, parents will be asked to pick up the children. A teacher will remain with the children at all times. Parents will be notified of the nearest disaster relief site where the children will be taken.

    Discipline

    Childhood is a learning process and experience. We believe that discipline is necessary in this process. By creating an environment where there is less failure but allowing the child to experience success, satisfaction, and security brings about a well disciplined child. The ground rules include:

    1. No child may hurt others or themselves.
    2. No child may disturb the work of another child.
    3. No child may abuse the materials or the environment.
    4. In case of misunderstandings, the teacher will discuss the situation with the director.
    5. Parents may be called for special conferences if deemed necessary.
    6. A probationary period will be established. Follow up communication will follow after probationary period to decide what further action may be undertaken to meet the child's needs.
    7. Teacher may not use corporal, verbal, or psychological punishment. They may not deny children basic needs such as food, nourishment, or sleep as a behavior modification.
    8. Community care licensing will investigate any complaints as needed.

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General Policy

  1. All children who come to this school must be toilet trained.
  2. Wednesdays is our show and tell day. We encourage children to bring materials that are related to our curriculum for that period. Please discourage children from bringing toys or objects that easily break. Toys are allowed, but not action figures such as Batman, Power Rangers, etc.
  3. Snacks are provided by the school and also by the parents on a voluntary basis. When the children bring snack they may serve it. This is a good exercise for grace and courtesy.
  4. We celebrate important holidays. We make these celebrations low key so as not to over stimulate the children.
  5. Field trips are scheduled throughout the year. In some cases there may be additional charge to cover admission fees. We encourage parents to accompany their child. Parents will be notified well before a field trip, to give parents ample time to make appropriate arrangements should they wish to accompany their child.
  6. The Montessori environment thrives on independence and order. Should there be a child who is not socially ready to be in this environment, the child may be asked to withdraw and reapply at a later date.

Children's Health

  1. A child who is ill should be kept at home. If the child has been ill due to a contagious disease (chicken pox, measles, green mucous from their nose, lice, conjunctivitis, and others) a note from their physician must be presented to the teacher indicating that it is all right for the child to be back in school.
  2. If the child displays symptoms (e.g. diarrhea, fever, etc.) indicating a contagious condition during school hours, the parents will be called to pick up the child immediately.
  3. Parents are required to advise the staff of any physical, emotional, or environmental condition that may affect the child's health and progress in school.
  4. In the event that the children are exposed to a child with a contagious condition, a notification will be sent out to parents.
  5. In case of a minor accident first aid will be immediately administered to the child. For major accidents, the staff reserves the right to call 911 or bring the child to the nearest hospital for proper care.

Policy On Medication

From time to time, you might request teachers to administer medicine to children. Unfortunately, we cannot assume responsibility for giving medicine for several reasons. First, our teachers are busy looking out for the welfare of all the children. It is too easy to become busy with the group and forget to give the medication at the proper time. Also for the safety of all the children, we prefer not to have medication in the classroom. Usually prescription medication which needs to be taken for several days after the child has recovered can be given before and after school and in the evening.

If this policy presents an extreme hardship to you in a particular case, please contact the office and we will try to accommodate your needs.

Please do not send vitamins, cough drops, ointments or any type of over the counter medicine. It is particularly dangerous to send these in lunch boxes, since a child will share these with other children.

Thank you for your cooperation. Please call if you have any questions or concerns.

Birthday

We celebrate birthdays with a special celebration. The birthday child walks around a candle which symbolizes the sun. Each trip around the sun represents one year of life. Either a parent or the teacher will say something special concerning the events in the child's life for that year. We ask the parent and child to make a time line with pictures of the child to display in the classroom. (This is optional)

Attendence

  1. Emergency information is kept in the school's file at all times. Children will only be released to those persons authorized on the card file and parents should also write it in a notebook next to the sign in sheet. Teachers will also require picture ID. Should there be any changes please notify the staff in writing. Children will not be released to anyone not written on the card. We must think first of the child's safety despite of all inconveniences.
  2. Please drop off and pick up your child at the door.
  3. Please sign in and sign out the child.
  4. In case of absences please notify the school between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.
  5. We ask parents to walk out of the school holding the child's hands. Please always remember to put the cord back around the top of the gate.

Sign-In And Sign-Out

  1. It is required by law that you or the authorized person signs in and out for your child. Please note that you need to sign your full name and the exact time on the sheet.
  2. A communication book is available next to the sign in sheets. We encourage parents to use it for better communication. Please remember to date and sign by the message.
  3. Parent box is also next to the sign in sheets. We ask parents to check it daily.

Confidential Information

We do not release confidential information, including addresses and telephone numbers or our students. We encourage you to use the parent box to leave notes, invitations, telephone numbers, etc.

Parking

Please do not block the driveway when parking on the street. The driveway next to the church building belongs to the doctor's office next door.

Clothing

The children wear uniforms during the school year. The uniforms can be purchased at Dennis Uniforms in Redwood City. Uniforms are not worn during the summer sessions. Each child has a box of extra change of clothing, which should include a couple of underwear, socks, shirts, and pants. Please update the box from time to time. Please note that the extra clothing does not have to be a uniform.

Parent Communication

  1. Parent observations can be scheduled throughout the year. The classroom is open for observation at any time should a parent wish to observe.
  2. Parent conferences are scheduled twice a year, one in each semester. Parents may bring up their concerns and the staff will inform the parents of the level of accomplishment of every child. When necessary, conferences can be held at other times. Parents are encouraged to contact us if they have questions or concerns at any time.
  3. Special holiday affairs will be scheduled throughout the year.

Parent Education Evening

Throughout the year we schedule parent education evenings to help parents understand the Montessori philosophy and to provide information on parenting techniques and other relevant topics. We welcome suggestions of topics and speakers. We strongly encourage all parents to attend.

Back to School Night

At the beginning of the school year, we ask parents to join us for an orientation meeting. It is required that all parents attend this meeting.

Picture Day

An experienced child photographer comes to the school each year to take individual and group pictures of all the students. Parents will be notified when picture day will take place.

Immunization

State law requires that all children entering school be immunized. We need a copy of your child's immunization card and please keep it updated.

Fire & Earthquake Drills

We conduct fire and earthquake drills monthly to teach the children how to respond in case of an emergency.
In case of a fire:
1) the signal to leave the building is the sound of the fire alarm beeping for several minutes.
2) children follow the teacher through the door.
3) director checks all the rooms follow the class outside taking all emergency cards and checks the role sheet for proper accounting of every student. Class may not enter the building until safety has been established by proper authorities.

In case of an earthquake:

I) during the shaking the children will stay inside the building and calming go under the tables or proceed to the headers of door openings.
2) In case of serious quakes, parents will be asked to pick up the children. A teacher will remain with the children at all times. Parents will be notified of the nearest disaster relief site where the children will be taken.

Discipline

Childhood is a learning process and experience. We believe that discipline is necessary in this process. By creating an environment where there is less failure but allowing the child to experience success, satisfaction, and security brings about a well disciplined child. The ground rules include:

  1. No child may hurt others or themselves.
  2. No child may disturb the work of another child.
  3. No child may abuse the materials or the environment.
  4. In case of misunderstandings, the teacher will discuss the situation with the director.
  5. Parents may be called for special conferences if deemed necessary.
  6. A probationary period will be established. Follow up communication will follow after probationary period to decide what further action may be undertaken to meet the child's needs.
  7. Teacher may not use corporal, verbal, or psychological punishment. They may not deny children basic needs such as food, nourishment, or sleep as a behavior modification.
  8. Community care licensing will investigate any complaints as needed.

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