Preschool Policies

School Hours

General Policies

Closings & Delays
Absences & Withdrawals
Loading & Unloading
 
  • Unloading begins at 8:20 am and ends at 8:40 am. A staff person will take your child out of the car at unloading.

  • Loading begins at 12:20 pm and ends at 12:40 pm. A staff person will put your child in the car when loading. Drive beyond the carpool line to secure your child.

  • During normal weather, loading and unloading occurs at the side entrance of the educational building.

  • During inclement weather, loading and unloading occurs at the covered entrance to the Christian Life Center. Our signs will direct you accordingly.

  • When Lee County Schools are closed, preschool is closed.

  • When Lee County Schools are delayed 1 hour, preschool will open at 9 am. 

  • When Lee County Schools are delayed 2 hours, preschool will open at 10 am.

  • When Lee County Schools are delayed 3 hours, preschool will be closed for the day.

  • Days are made up when Lee County Schools make up days or hours, with the exception of Saturdays. Days may be added to the end of the year instead of attending school on a Saturday. During unusual circumstances we will make up time instead of days.

  • We ask the courtesy of a 30 day notice and the tuition in full for that upcoming 30 days is required if you wish to withdraw your child at any time.

  • Tuition charges continue if a child is kept home temporarily for illness or for other reasons. This payment reserves your child’s place in the class.

  • If the school is temporarily closed as a health precaution or for any reason beyond the control of the school, tuition shall continue to be charged.

Late Pick Up Fees
  • You are expected to pick up your child by 12:40 pm from preschool.  You will be charged a late fee of $5 for every 15 minutes you are late.

Curriculum Policies

Chapel
Class Trips
Music
 
  • Each week, our St. Luke church personnel conduct Chapel Time for our two-, three-, and four-year-olds in the Parker Chapel.

  • One-, two-, three-, and four-year-old children attend a weekly music class, where they experience seasonal and Christian music using rhyme, rhythm, and movement, as well as a variety of classical, folk, and jazz.

  • We plan for trips to be completed during regular school hours. If a trip will cause irregular hours, the details of transportation will be worked out in advance.

Potty Training
  • Children in our three- and four-year-old classes must be potty trained prior to school opening.

Speech
  • If needed, speech therapy is provided to Lee County residents through the Lee County Schools at no cost.

Daily Considerations

Health
Emotional Considerations
Clothing
 
  • For play: Please dress your child to be comfortable for work and play. The everyday clothes worn at home help your child feel most natural, free, and sociable at school. Tennis shoes are best since all classes play outside most days. Flip-flops and sandals are unsafe on the playground.

  • For weather: Please dress your child properly for the weather at all times. We seldom let the weather change our plans for trips or for our daily need for fresh air.

  • For identification: Please plainly label all removable garments – sweaters, jackets, scarves, hats, gloves, boots, etc.

  • Immunizations: All preschool students are expected to provide an up to date immunization record. This document must be turned in by the end of September

  • Precautions: We ask you to let us know if your child has any allergy or handicap, and if he or she is under a doctor’s care for any such condition. This information enables us to continue correct care during preschool hours.

  • Illness: If your child is sick, please don’t send him or her to school. Teachers have the right to send a sick child home. If your child becomes ill at school, he or she will remain in the office while we contact you.

  • If or when a child’s behavior becomes so disruptive that the welfare of other children is threatened, the teacher will:

  • Talk with the parents to determine the cause of such behavior

  • Discuss with the parents what corrective action can be applied

  • If, after conscientious effort by both the teacher and parents, the child is not improving, parents will be encouraged to seek professional help

  • At that time, continuation in school depends on that professional’s opinion, as well as the Preschool Board’s prayerful assessment

Messages from Home
  • Please send any messages for the teacher in writing, and preferably pinned to your child’s shirt or to the outside of his or her backpack.

Bringing Items to Share
  • St. Luke Preschool welcomes your child sharing any item of joy he or she discovers or which relates to the current curriculum. Please identify any item brought to preschool that you will want returned.

Party Policies

In order to create a level of uniformity throughout the preschool with regards to holiday parties, we have established the following guidelines. We hope that these suggestions will make planning much easier and less burdensome for everyone!

 

  1. Seasonal plates, napkins, and cups make a party festive.

  2. Refreshments might include things such as cookies, doughnut holes, cupcakes, chips, Cheetos, cheese wedges, sliced apples or oranges, and grapes. A small sandwich or rolled lunch meat is also appropriate. Suggested drinks include juices and water.

  3. Small goody bags may be, but do not have to be, provided for each child by the parents hosting the party only. We ask that no gifts be sent in by anyone other than the host parents.

  4. You may choose to give one book or toy for use in the classroom in lieu of individual gifts or goody bags.

  5. Please do not send in balloons for any parties.

 

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