days per week; or for one hour five days per week. Families enrolled in After Care are asked to provide us with their pick-up plans each Friday morning for the following week. Late pick-up fees go into effect after the designated end time of the selected After Care plan.
Student Safety As part of our ongoing efforts to maintain a safe and comfortable environment for our students, we have a combination lock installed on the door at the entrance to the Lower School and the Toddler House and Learning Cottage. The combination lock provides access during the school day. All other entrances are locked from the outside and are utilized as exits only. To open the door, press each number on the combination lock in order and then push down the handle to open the door. If there is a mis-key, simply push down the handle to reset and then re-enter the combination. The code to the combination lock will be given to Lower School parents/ guardians and staff only. The combination will be changed periodically and should be kept confidential. If someone other than a parent or guardian regularly transports a child, e.g. a grandparent, neighbor, or nanny, the parent may share the combination with him or her. If a friend or relative will pick up a child occasionally, NYA staff will open the door for them. If anyone other than a parent will be picking up a child from school, it is imperative that we have a signed Pick-Up Permission Form on file. These forms are available at Lower School reception and in the Toddler House. New forms must be completed annually. In addition, the person picking up the child will be required to show a photo ID. Children will not be released to anyone unless there is a signed permission slip on file and a corresponding photo ID.
Attendance Policies Daily attendance is taken each morning between 8:00 and 8:10 a.m. A parent should call the school (846-9051) by 8:15 a.m. when a student will be absent all day, arriving late, or leaving early - even if the parent has informed the classroom teacher. It is our policy to call the parents of students who are not accounted for. Students who arrive after 8:05 a.m. are considered tardy. Regular class attendance is essential to the learning process. It is important for children to maintain a regular routine and to be present at school in order to learn and share with their teachers and peers. The Academy strongly discourages non-essential absences. If at all possible, family trips should be scheduled during school vacation. The school calendar is published months in advance to aid families with their planning. -9-
North Yarmouth Academy's Lower School Student & Parent Handbook v_Auguts2019