ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE
Classes begin Wednesday, August 22. Morning sessions are from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Afternoon classes are from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please enter the circle driveway on the south and exit on the north. A member of the staff will greet you up to fifteen minutes before classes begin and up to fifteen minutes after classes end. This is a grace period to allow a minimal back-up in traffic. Those arriving before or after the grace period will be charged $5.00 per 15 minutes, unless other arrangements have been made with the director. Do not leave your car in the circle drive without a driver! Any parent is welcome into the school to observe or pick up their child, but park outside the circle drive. Please call the school if there is a delay. Children get apprehensive if their ride is late. Your child will only be released to those on their approved pick-up list, so please keep it updated.
There is an optional lunch hour each day from 11:30 –12:30. The fifteen minute grace period applies before and after. Send your child with a sack lunch marked with his/her name. Notify the teacher at drop off. The charge is $4.50 per day/per child for this supervision.
Morningside School requires all students to be current on their vaccinations. We require records from your child’s health care provider–they can be emailed or printed. We do not accept immunization waivers. Please inform the school if you child is ill. If you suspect he/she has been contagious at school, please call the school as soon as possible even if you are not certain. Children should not come to school if they have had a fever, have vomited, have thick, green nasal discharge, uncontrollable coughing or had diarrhea within the past 24 hours. If your child becomes ill at school, we will call you immediately. If you are unable to pick up, the child will be removed from the classroom and made as comfortable as possible. PLEASE HELP PROTECT SPREADING ILLNESS BY FOLLOWING OUR HEALTH POLICY.
Tuition is due by the tenth of each month. A statement will be emailed to you on the first of the month unless you request a paper copy. Cash or check is accepted. We also accept PayPal payments through our website which includes a $5 transaction fee charged to the following month’s statement. Tuition is the same amount each month even though some months have more school days. Tuition is calculated by a yearly tuition charge divided by nine. We accept funds for Kindergarten tuition from the Utah Saving Education 529 account. For more information see “my529.org.”
WITHDRAWING A STUDENT
A two week notice is required to withdraw a child. Tuition will continue to be billed until required written notice of withdrawal is provided.
Morningside has a Blog and a Facebook page where we post pictures of children doing school activities. On the registration form you had the option of not posting pictures of your child. We will respect your decision.
Though we expect the children to arrive well-groomed, be aware students participate in painting and other hands on activities which might soil clothes. Aprons are used for messy work, but they don’t catch everything. Comfortable play clothing is best. Send outdoor clothing appropriate for the season. A change of clothing sent in the child’s backpack is recommended for the rare accident. Label the backpack with the child’s name.
BIRTHDAYS & HOLIDAYS
Each child’s birthday is celebrated at Morningside School! You are welcome to bring a special snack that has been commercially packed, or fresh fruits or vegetables. Other examples: crackers and cheese, small muffins, juice boxes or non-food items like stickers or pencils. We celebrate “un-birthdays” for those whose birthdays do not fall on a school day. Please contact your child’s teacher to arrange this special celebration.
SHOW & TELL
Children are not to bring items from home unless specifically requested by the teacher.
Animal friends can be fun and educational. However, due to allergies and other considerations, staff permission must be obtained before a pet may visit Morningside School. The parent MUST remain at the school with and care for the pet.
The children play outside each day unless the air quality is “Orange” or worse (air.utah.gov), or if we are in single digit temperature. Send appropriate clothing for outdoor play.
For more information on why outdoor play is so important to us please read here: http://archpedi.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1149487