Policy Information and Forms
If you or a caregiver believe you will be late for your child’s pickup, please email (admin@https://gracechurchschool.org) or call the School at (718) 624-4030 as soon as possible and leave word for your child’s teacher. For the children’s sake, we hope that every effort is made to be on time. If there is a change in your child’s regular pickup person, please write a note in the Going Home Notebook in each classroom or call the School. We cannot allow a child to leave with a substitute caregiver unless we are informed in the classroom notebook—or in an emergency, by phone. Departure times are as follows:
- Together Time—2:30 pm
- AM Twos—11:30 am
- PM Twos, Up & Down—2:30 pm
- Young Threes—11:50 am
- Morning Threes—11:50 am
- Afternoon Threes—2:45 pm
- Young Fours, Short Day—12:30 pm
- Young Fours, Ext. Day—2:50 pm
- Old Fours, Short Day—12:30 pm
- Old Fours, Full Day—2:50 pm
- Kindergarten—2:50 pm
Please notify the School via email at (admin@https://gracechurchschool.org) if your child is sick, so that other parents can be informed of possible contagion. A child with a heavy cold or even a mild upset stomach cannot function well in a group and may infect classmates and teachers. A child should stay home until he or she:
- has been without fever for 24 hours
- has been on an antibiotic (if applicable) for 48 hours
- is not overly congested and has only minimal nasal discharge
- has not vomited within 12-14 hours before coming to school
If your child has had an injury (sprain, fracture, break, etc.), surgery, or prolonged illness, your pediatrician must send the school written permission to resume attendance. This note must include any physical restrictions to be followed when the child is at school.
We follow the lead of the public schools unless otherwise stipulated. If they close, we will close. We will call or email parents by 7 am if there are unforeseen changes to the school calendar because of other severe weather. We will also put a message on the School answering machine and post a notice on this website.
If an emergency requires us to evacuate the School, we will notify parents of the situation by email and put a message on the School answering machine, as well as on this website.