Parent Handbook

School Schedule

1: First Day of School

1: First Day of School

All returning students will return to school on the first day of the new semester between 8:00 and 8:30am (Please note the actual school calendar.) New students will be admitted gradually. Teachers will inform the parents of new students of the exact admittance date and any related matters.

We ask all parents to say goodbye to their children at the front door of the school, so the children will develop the habit to walk into the classroom on their own. This will help develop their independence. Teachers or assistant teachers will greet the children at the front door in the morning, and return them back to the front door for pick up in the afternoon.

2: School Hours

2: School Hours

CASA Class: All day 8:00am – 4:00pm
IC Class: All day 8:00am – 4pm (Lunch 12:30) Half day 8:00am-11:30am

If parents make the effort to bring their children to school before 8:30am, children will be able to help with the daily classroom preparation, feeding of animals, taking care of plants, chatting with friends or spending time outdoors, etc. Please make arrangements to allow your children to participate in these morning activities before 8:30am.

Reminder: School ends every Friday at 3:00pm. The remaining time will be used for teacher training and parent meetings.

3: Late Arrival and Early Dismissal

3: Late Arrival and Early Dismissal

Children will be considered late if they arrive at school after 8:30am. Please be mindful of this in order to ensure your child’s regular attendance and so that their tardiness will not affect the overall operation of the classroom. Please note that after 8:30am children will be marked late and after three late arrivals the teacher will contact the parents to discuss the importance of punctuality in the daily classroom routine. If tardiness continues to be an issue, the school principal will contact the parents until a solution can be found. Under special circumstances, if your child will be late, please be sure to notify us in advance.

At 8:30am children will enter the most important 3-hour work cycle of the day. All teachers will be occupied assisting children with their daily work and will not be available to greet children at the main door. This period of time is particularly important for children to start the day. Please make every effort to bring your child to school before 8:30am.

If you need to pick up your child early before class is dismissed, please contact the teacher or administrator in advance.

1: First Day of School 2: School Hours 3: Late Arrival and Early Dismissal