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Summer Camp Policies

2014-2015

Session

Our Summer Camp is in session for two months. We begin on Monday, June 1.  It is understood that a child who is admitted to the Day School is to be enrolled for the weeks that he/she has been registered for.

Admission Age Requirements

  • Children will be placed in classes based on their age September 30th of the current school year.
  • A child entering the two year old class must be two by September 30th of  the current school year.
  • A child entering the three year old class must be three by September 30th of the current school year.
  • A child entering the four year old class must be four by September 30th of  the current school year.

School Hour

The Day School meets from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on school days. Extended Care will be offered two times a day, before school begins in the morning and after school ends in the afternoon. The morning session is from 7:00 – 8:00 a.m., and the afternoon session from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. The charge for this service is $4 per session.

PDO meets from 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. on school days. Extended Care will be offered two times a day, before school begins in the morning and after school ends in the afternoon. The morning session is from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m., and the afternoon session from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. The charge for this service is $4 per session. Arrangements for Extended Care should be made with the director 24 hours in advance.

School Days

  • 5 Day: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • 3 Day: Tuesday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • 5 Day: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • 3 Day: Tuesday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
  • 2 Day: Tuesday, Thursday, 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Car Pool, Drop-Off, and Pick-Up Procedures

Parents/guardians will need to walk each child to his/her classroom, if you are dropping off before car line begin. Car line will begin at 8:55 a.m and will end at 9:15 a.m. Each child must be signed in and out each day in the check-in book. Please send a note if your child will be picked up early or if your child will leave with another child. We must have on file the name, addresses, and telephone numbers of individuals who are permitted to drop-off and pick-up your child from school. If someone arrives to pick-up your child and he/she does not have proper identification, we cannot allow your child to leave with them.

Curriculum

Our summer curriculum is developed around a theme and through teacher observation and evaluation of each child. Concepts and skills are introduced which are appropriate to each child’s stage of development, and which reinforce social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth. Concrete, hands-on activities and experiences are planned according to units of study which are relevant to the children, providing meaningful learning.

Health

Keep children home for a full twenty-four hour period after having any of the following illnesses:  chicken pox, diarrhea, draining ears, fever, green runny nose, matted eyes, measles, sore throat, or vomiting. If your child(ren) arrives with any of the symptoms, we will send him/her back home with you. (This may cause an inconvenience to your car-pool driver, so be considerate of everyone.) Children too sick to participate fully in the day’s program, including outside play, need to be kept at home. We will call you if illness or injury occurs while your child(ren) is at school. If your child has a fever of 100.4 or higher, we will expect you to make immediate arrangements to pick-up your child. Please be mindful that germs spread quickly in a school environment. Help us keep our children and teachers healthy!

Safety

Information about substances to which your child is allergic needs to be in writing on the information sheet. Please report any changes or new information in writing.

Water Play

We will play in the water every Thursday morning during the summer session. Please apply sunscreen to your child before coming to school. Toddlers should arrive to school in regular diapers and a swim diaper should be sent in the backpack. Twos and any Threes not potty trained should arrive to school in a swim diaper.

Please send your child(ren) to school with a towel and already wearing swim attire. A change of clothes should be sent in your child’s backpack.

Clothing

Please dress your child(ren) in comfortable clothes with appropriate shoes. Do not send your child(ren) to school in flip-flops, open-toe sandals, or in hard boots. Remember, we do a lot of art activities in our classes, and sometimes we do get a bit messy. We also ask that you send a change of clothing in your child’s backpack, in case of an accident so that your child(ren) will be spared embarrassment and being uncomfortable. This applies for all preschool classes, even the 4 year olds. Please label all of your child(ren)’s belongings with a fabric pen, i.e. Sharpie.

Possessions

Guns, ropes, knives and other toys which encourage rough and violent play are to be left at home. Pets, interesting nature items, and many other items are welcome additions to our classrooms. Comfort toy – bears, blankets, and so forth, may be brought if needed. Please make sure that they have your child’s name attached, and make sure the teacher knows if these items need to go home daily.

Snacks

Mid-morning snacks are provided. Sometimes our snacks coincide with units of study. If your child has any allergic reactions to certain foods, please remind your teacher.

Lunches

All students bring their lunches. Lunches should be as simple and healthy as possible – such as a sandwich of meat and cheese, chips or vegetable strips, and a fruit. Please do not send more than one dessert, jello or undrained vienna sausages. Your child will need a drink for lunch, either a thermos (no carbonated drinks) or a drink box, Capri Sun, etc. Two year olds should bring a drink in a sippy cup. We asked that you do not send items that take longer than a minute and a half to heat. Also, please be mindful of the type of lunchables that you are sending. Pizza lunchables, while very fun, are difficult for preschool children to manage on their own at lunch time. Please mark all lunch boxes on the outside with the child’s name. Thermos, cup,and any plastic containers sent with food should also be marked with your child’s name.

Birthdays

A child may celebrate a birthday, preferably in the morning during snack time, with his/her friends. If you would like to bring a special treat, please let your teacher know in advance. Please, no balloons.

Visitation and Conferences

You are always welcome to observe the classrooms. Since the teacher’s first responsibility is to the children, do not expect a conference while classes are in session. Conference schedules will be arranged between teachers and parents at mutually convenient times.

Potty Training

We will be glad to partner with you in the potty training process when your child is able to understand, able to do what is asked, and able to communicate the need to use the bathroom. We ask that you refrain from sending your child in a pull-up until your child is actively potty training at home and at school.

Notes to Teachers

Messages that you wish to send to the teacher or directors should be pinned on the child’s bag in the morning. We need to be notified by a note in the morning if someone unknown to us is picking up your child. We will not let your child get into a car with someone we do not know. Notes must also be sent in the morning if your child is going home with another child in the afternoon.

Statement of Racial Nondiscrimination

Highland Day School will admit children of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.


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