Policies and Safety
A fee of $10 per quarter-hour will be billed for pick-up after 5:30 pm. If late pick-up occurs more than three times in a year, subsequent late pick-ups will be billed at $20 per quarter-hour.
Students are eligible to attend on modified cared days if his/her parents are working and it is the child’s normal day for attendance. Children must be signed up via a Google form to ensure that staffing will be sufficient for the child’s attendance. The following days are the modified care days being offered for the 2019-2020 school year:
- Wednesday, November 27, 2019
- Monday, December 2, 2019
- Monday, December 23, 2019
- Thursday, January 2, 2020
- Friday, January 3, 2020
- Monday, January 20, 2020
- Monday, February 17, 2020
- Monday, April 13, 2020
Half-day students who attend 2-4 days a week are welcome to switch out another day in place of coming to school for a two-hour delay. Please contact the office to make accommodations and to ensure there is room for your child to attend.
Early Dismissal, Snow Days and Delayed Opening
Parents will be notified of cancellations, early closing and delayed opening via phone calls and emails by our RENWEB Parent Alert system (voice call/email). Text-alert messages and Brightwheel messages will also be sent.
Delays and cancellations will also be put on our Facebook page and on local media outlets. (KYW3/1060 AM-Code 748, Channel 69 WFMZ, NBC10 News, FOX29)
In the interest of keeping all of our children and staff healthy, we encourage you to stop and assess your child if you feel there is a possibility that they are under the weather.
We understand that at times parents are unable to pick up their child. When it is necessary for someone other than the child’s parents to pick up, please notify the day care office and staff ahead of time. Upon arrival, the designated pick-up person will be asked for ID. Children will not be released to anyone who cannot provide a picture ID that confirms the name submitted. Parents will be contacted immediately to clarify and confirm or correct the pick-up confusion.
The security for our children, faculty and staff is our first priority. All entrances to the day care, school, and church are locked at all times.
Safety and Preparedness
Drills and safety teaching are used to maintain safety and preparedness. Students and staff participate in monthly fire drills and annual tornado and earthquake drills.
Intruder drills are conducted a minimum of twice per year and are done in a manner that instills confidence and not fear. This drill is done with the sole purpose of teaching the students what to do in the event that someone enters into our building with the intent to harm. As this is a sensitive matter, the book titled I’m Not Scared, I’m Prepared is used to teach the children. This book was published through the ALICE training institute, which works with schools to prepare for this type of incident.
As the safety and well-being of our children and staff is vital, staff is certified in First Aid and CPR. They are also certified in identifying concussions and sudden cardiac arrest.