Please follow these guidelines. If your child has any of these symptoms, please keep them home or they may be sent home.
1. Fever within the last 24 hours.
2. Excessive wheezing or coughing.
3. In the first two days of a cold, especially if the child is uncomfortable or has a runny nose with yellow/green mucous or a persistent cough.
5. Diarrhea (three runny stools in a row).
6. Head Lice.
7. If your child is unable to participate in activities.
Ask yourself this important question… if your child is healthy, would you want him/her playing with another child that has these symptoms?
If the answer is no, please do not bring him/her to school.
Thank you for your consideration!!
If you have any questions, call your preschool teacher in the morning between 9:00-9:15 a.m. at
503-616-5585 or 503-553-9666.
Goodtime Chinese School will notify parents in advance of all field trips requiring transportation and any other special arrangements necessary.
• A parent or legal guardian will sign an informed consent form for all field trips requiring transportation and will be responsible for any fees.
• A well stocked first aid kit along with the children’s emergency contact numbers will be taken on off-site activities.
• At least one staff member with current First Aid and CPR certification must accompany children on off-site activities.
• Field trips will be planned as part of the overall curriculum and/or children’s interests and will provide learning opportunities through hands on participation.
• Whenever possible the staff member will visit the site ahead of time to determine the safety of the location, experiences the children may gain, age appropriateness and to plan the route of transportation.
• Additional staffing may be needed to provide adequate supervision and will be scheduled in advance for these off-site activities.
• Children will be counted before leaving the School, during the field trip, and again at the time of departure to ensure that all children are accounted for.
• At least one staff member will have a cell phone in case of emergency on all off-site activities.
• A specific staff member will be assigned to each group of children. A staff member will always accompany children to a public restroom.
• All children will wear identifying information that gives the school's name and phone number.
• While on walking trips the staff member(s) will model pedestrian safety and teach the children to only cross at a corner, when traffic signals indicate it is safe, and after looking left, right and left again.
• Staff member(s) will keep younger children together on walking trips with the aid of a travel rope (a knotted rope) that the children hold onto which is stretched between two staff members while they walk. Children may also hold the hand of an adult or use other mean that keep the child physically connected to an adult at all times.
• If a child has medication needs, the leader staff member of the field trip will be responsible to take and administer the medication as needed.
Our code of conduct is comprised of the following elements. The questions guide choices and decisions:
Safety: Are my actions safe for myself and others?
Respect: Do my actions show respect for myself and others?
Honesty: Do my words and actions represent the truth?
Responsibility: Do my actions meet with the expectations to take care of myself and be a dependable member of the community?
Courtesy: Do my actions help make this a nice place where people feel welcome and accepted, and where they can do their work?
We believe that all students have a responsibility to behave in an appropriate manner that allows teachers to teach and students to learn and does not violate the best interest of any individual in the school community. The following student expectations define more clearly the behaviors that align with the above five elements in the code of conduct:
· I am expected to be aware of all rules and regulations for student behavior and obey them.
· I am expected to walk in and around the buildings.
· I am expected to limit my play to the playground and open area.
· I am expected to use school equipment as I have been taught.
· I am expected to be clean, properly groomed and dressed to meet fair standards of safety, health, and common standards of decency.
· I am expected to protect the school buildings, grounds, and equipment from damage, litter, and misuse.
· I am expected to be as quiet as possible around classrooms so as not to disturb classes in session.
· I am expected to use only those materials assigned to me or belonging to me or shared with me by the owner.
I am expected to refrain from bullying behaviors: physical (hitting, kicking, pushing, etc.), verbal (taunting, name calling, threatening, malicious teasing, etc.), or psychological.
· Hurting (spreading rumors, intimidation, social exclusion, etc.).
· I am expected to refrain from using disrespectful, indecent or obscene gestures and/or profane or vulgar language.
· I am expected to be respectful to fellow students and adults.
Our discipline program aims at encouraging children to make appropriate choices in a climate of warmth and support. The following five general rules cover all of the above “expectations” and govern behavior at Goodtime Chinese School: