Pine Grove Country Day School Policies and Procedures
Each caregiver will receive and sign off on a Pine Grove Handbook upon registration of their child in school.
Below is a brief overview of some of the school policies.
Children may occasionally bring in special items that relate to our school program or to “Show and Tell.” Please leave your children's toys at home. No toys that promote violence (e.g. guns, knives, war toys, etc.) are permitted at school, including for “show and tell." Also avoid brining electronics, candy and gum to school. Please check your children's belongings at home to make sure another child's belongings weren't brought home by mistake.
In addition to being neat, comfortable and appropriate for the weather, school clothing should be easy for the child to manage, completely washable, and every item should be labeled. Please pay particular attention to labeling boots and outerwear. Also, please leave a weather appropriate, change of clothes with your child's teacher.
Please do not send your child to school if he/she is not feeling well. Children who have a fever or appear ill will be sent home. If your child is absent from school for more than three days, kindly report the nature of the illness to the staff. If your child has a communicable disease, please call the school immediately, so that other parents can be notified. This is always kept anonymous.
The staff is permitted to administer medication only if the following procedures are followed:
- The parent must give written permission.
- Specific instructions from the DOCTOR must be given in writing indicating: the medication to be given, the dosage, the time it is to be administered, and the possible side effects.
- The medication must be brought to the school in its original container.
In the case of an accident, first aid is given and the parent is called immediately. If the parent cannot be reached, the emergency contacts will be called. If those persons are not available, your child’s doctor will be called. If the doctor cannot be reached, your child will be taken to another doctor or to the nearest hospital emergency room. In order to ensure appropriate medical attention, an emergency release form must be signed before your child enters school.
Transportation is the responsibility of the parents. It is mandatory that parents notify the school in writing of the persons providing transportation for their child. If someone other than a regular driver is transporting the children, the school must first be notified in writing. CHILDREN WILL NOT BE RELEASED TO AN UNAUTHORIZED PERSON.
If a child is not picked up as scheduled, the teacher in charge will phone the parent. If the parent cannot be reached, the teacher will call the person who has been listed to be called in the event of an emergency. If that person cannot be reached, a staff member will stay with the child until an authorized person picks up that child.
Bus Transportation is available for the Before and After School Program at the Mahopac Falls Location.
Fees and Tuition
There is a $50 non-refundable registration fee upon registering your child. Tuition envelopes will be sent home with your child the end of each month and should be returned with check or cash by the beginning of the following month.
There will be a 10% discount given to parents who pay for the year in one installment in September.
Parent involvement in encouraged and teachers seek to keep all channels of communication open. The staff meets formally with parents twice a year, once in the fall and once in the spring. Appointments are set up several weeks in advance. Throughout the school year, as the need arises, parents are encouraged to arrange an appointment with teachers to exchange necessary information.
Directors and owners are always happy to schedule an appointment with parents as well to discuss any ideas, questions or concerns.
Please pack your child a healthy lunch daily. In the event a child forgets his/her lunch, a nutritious meal will be provided. In the case of special events where lunch will be provided, you will be notified not to pack lunch. Fruit juice, water and snacks are provided to your children throughout the school day. Arrangements can be made for children with special dietary needs. Please inform the teachers and director of any food allergies.