GENERAL GUIDELINE: It is imperative that arrival and dismissal times be closely adhered to. The time before class is vital for teacher preparation to ensure a smooth and productive day. We ask that you arrive no earlier than five minutes before the start of class and pick up your children promptly at the conclusion of your selected MHMS program. Promptness in a child’s life is very important! Tardiness can be very disruptive.
Children are not allowed to walk by themselves from the parking lot to the classroom. Parents must walk with their child to the door of the school where a teacher will greet each child.
We ask that parents do not come into the classroom to talk to the teachers before class. After class, the teachers are usually available for questions. All special daily communications should be written down and given to the greeting teacher. Verbal communications are easily misunderstood or forgotten. You may also call and leave a message.
We encourage parents to allow their child the opportunity to hang up his/her own coat and to walk into the classroom under his/her own power (not carried in). Please have your child walk (not run) to the door so that s/he is calm upon entering the classroom. And please, remember to take your child to the bathroom before class!
At departure, parents must meet their child at the classroom door. No child will be allowed to walk alone to the parked car.
NOTE: In the event, that your child(ren) will be picked up from school from someone other than your or your spouse, we require a written note when your child first arrives at school. The note should state the name and description of the person whom you desire to pick up your child.
We will not allow any child to ride in a car with a person we do not know and of whom we have not been previously notified.