Hello CP and RR families! As a reminder, I will be hosting new family informational tours at both campuses throughout the upcoming months. We will not be entering the classrooms during times of instruction, but your children may see new faces walking with me through the hallways. To those of you who have shared the program with your friends, thank you so very much!
Also, we have just two more weeks until spring break. There will be no school the week of March 13-17. Parents, please review the student handbook found online with your child. Please help your children remember that there are no electronics or toys from home allowed, and definitely no cell phones. There may be special class assignments or events approved by me and a particular teacher that permit bringing a specific item from home. However, that item would remain in the child’s backpack and only shared at the appropriate class time. All other items found will be held by the director until the end of the day.
Furthermore, the only change that has been informally made within the student handbook is the allowance of athletic bottoms that are more comfortable for movements in both PE and Martial Arts. Attire must remain modest and of an appropriate length. Speaking of attire, please remember that lost and found items will be set out during pick up at the end of each school day. Please remember to label all lunch boxes, water bottles, jackets and school supplies. Thank you.
There have been a number of cases of flu, strep, viruses that mimic the flu, and other illnesses going around the community. The sick policy is found within the online student handbook and may be referenced if you’re unsure about whether to send your child to school when he/she is not feeling 100%. As a reminder, if your child has a fever they need remain fever free for a full 24 hours, without a fever reducing medicine, prior to returning to school. They also need to be free of vomiting and/or diarrhea for a full 24 hours. If your child has a deep, persistent cough, even without fever, that interrupts their activity and keeps them awake during the night it is best to see the Dr. to rule out infection such as bronchitis and to make sure they are not contagious if they come back to school. Also, if your child has a severe sore throat that interferes with talking, eating, etc. with possible headache and stomachache it is best to rule out strep. We appreciate your understanding of our policy.
Please also remind your child to wash his/her hands often. If seasonal allergies often leave your child with a runny nose, it may be a good idea to keep a tissue packet and some hand sanitizer within the backpack. Please let me know if your child does come down with a contagious illness as it helps us monitor the spread of certain illnesses in a classroom and throughout the program. Thank you so much.
Finally, please let me know if for some reason you stop receiving homework reminders and other weekly notices from teachers in your inbox. Thank you for your support of the program and for being such a valuable part of TREA! Have a blessed afternoon and rest of the week.
Blessings, Angela Turner, Director