Any person picking up a child from St. Giles must be named on the pickup authorisation form and provide identification upon request. Children will only be released to those person listed on the pickup authorisation form. The authorised parent or guardian may update the form at any time by contacting the school in person or in writing. If necessary, changes may be made by filling out a new form.
Please do not send a sick child to school.
If a child arrives with symptoms of illness, the child will not be permitted to stay. Children will be excluded from contact with the other children; seated with the staff at the front desk until parents can be notified. Please notify us if your child becomes ill and will not be attending that day. We ask that parents notify us when their child contracts a communicable disease.
The preschool will notify all other parents about any communicable disease outbreaks (This does not name the child involved just the classroom to indicate highest exposure). A child will not be permitted to attend preschool when he or she have vomited or had diarrhea during the previous 24 hours.
On staff is a full time professional cleaner who has the responsibility of undertaking a thorough cleaning of the school both during and at the end of each school day.
The teachers themselves are diligent about sanitizing all surfaces when necessary, including after eating. All toys, playground items and materials are regularly cleaned and replaced as needed.
Teachers and Administrators are always available to speak with parents about any concern, and a parent may request a meeting with their child’s teachers at any time. Dropping off or picking up can be a busy time for staff. We encourage you to make an appointment so that undivided attention may be given to you. Teachers will communicate regularly with parents about their child’s progress and milestones being reached. Teachers will also evaluate their students’ progress through assessments which accompany parent-teacher conferences.
We gladly welcome parents to join us for special celebrations, birthdays and presentations. Additionally, parents may volunteer in their child’s classroom or simply stop by to visit! A teacher may also ask for parent volunteers to help with a particular activity.
If you would like to participate you may always ask the teachers for opportunities.