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RULES AND PROCEDURES
SCHOOL YEAR 2015 – 2016

School hours

Monday / Tuesday / Thursday: 8:20am to 4pm
Friday: 8:20am to 12:10pm.
Wednesday: 8:20am to 12:10pm.
Opening times for school gates: 8:20am – 11:55am – 12:55pm – 3:55pm
Closing times for school gates: 9:00am – 12:15pm – 1:15pm – 4:30pm

Morning arrival time for children

For the Upper section: between 8:20am and 8:35am at the latest.
For the Toddler section: between 8:35am and 8:55am at the latest.

Parents should accompany their children into the cloakroom, prepare them and deliver them to the teacher. Brief conversations between the parents and the teachers are permitted during arrival time.

Activities begin at 8:30am and the welcome circle in the Upper section begins at 8:50am. We kindly request that you are punctual, as it is essential for the well-being of the children. In case of any separation anxiety in morning, we kindly request that you arrive early, entrust your child to the staff and leave in a reasonable amount of time. You can put your faith in our professional staff’s ability to look after your child. We will inform you of any major problem and it is always possible to get news during the day by telephone.

Departure time

Morning: 12pm or 1pm, after lunch
Afternoon: 4pm
Friday: 12pm for the Upper section, 12:10pm for the Toddler section.
At pick up time, children are entrusted to their parents only, either in the garden or in the school buildings. For the safety of your children, we kindly request that you close all gates behind you. If you would like someone else to pick your child up, even another parent, this person must be introduced to us beforehand, and you must supply a written and signed authorization, indicating the name of the person.

Absences

All childhood illnesses, serious infections or head lice, as well as any absence, must be communicated systematically by telephone to the teacher or the school. In case of an absence of more than 3 days, due to an illness, or in case of head lice, a medical certificate will be required before the child may return.
Educational Meetings
With a desire to bring coherence to our educational methods, we ask that parents who commit to the choice of these methods also make the time to learn more about their values and principles.
Therefore, it is vital that parents attend the educational meetings/discussion groups, which cover educational issues and are relevant to their children. Parents will be informed of the meeting dates at the beginning of September. These meetings are full of information about Rudolf Steiner education in general and about group dynamics in school. A community of parents often grows up around these discussions and exchanges on the various themes, which directly concern the education of their children.

Parent/Teacher Conferences

The teachers are not available for extended discussions in the morning or afternoon during school hours, as they are busy with their respective classes.
Individual meetings for each child between the teacher and the parents will take place once or twice a year–or more if necessary.
The parents are encouraged to participate actively in the numerous festivals that the school organises.

Parent social exchanges

Unfortunately, the school has no designated social area for parents. We, therefore, kindly ask you to limit social exchanges with other parents to outside the school, so as not to disturb the classes. Should any tensions arise, they must in no case be dealt with anywhere on the school premises.

Parking

We are aware of the parking difficulties that parents may encounter. We encourage parents to be patient, courteous, punctual and to try to limit the waiting period for the parents parked behind you, as much as possible.
The staggered arrivals and departures of the two classes have been organized to facilitate parking.
We kindly request that you comply with this schedule.

Accidents

In the event of an accident on school premises, the teaching staff will immediately take all necessary steps. If your child is injured without the knowledge of the staff, you should contact the Director of the school within 48 hours, in order to establish an accident report, which will be sent to the school’s insurance company.

Security

For reasons of security, children are not permitted to wear jewelry (necklaces, etc.) in school.

Personal items

No personal toys or any other personal objects are permitted on school premises, with the exception of a comfort or transitional object with which the child sleeps. For the children in the older group, if they are not particularly attached to an object, the parent may choose to leave it at home.
We request that you leave the acquiring of “tattoos” for during school vacations!

Vaccinations

We inform parents that the entry of their child into the school is subject to the presentation of a “health book“ which indicates which of the mandatory vaccinations he or she has had or any respective counter-indications (please see the medical enrollment forms).

Trial period

A trial period of a maximum of 2 months has been established and during this period, the teaching staff is free to make a decision about the continued attendance of a child at the school.

Definitive departure in the course of the school year

Any definitive departure of a child must be the object of a two-month notice letter sent by registered post.