Back to School
Aug. 26: Meet the Teacher
Aug. 30: First Day of School
Sept. 6: (Monday) No School- Labor Day
Oct.11-12: (Monday-Tuesday) No School (LISD Staff Development)
Meet the Teacher
Come drop by and say hi to your child's teachers for the 2021-2022 school year!
Thursday, August 26th
Last name A-L 6:00-6:20
Last name M-Z 6:30-6:50
Toddler 1: Ms. Jenni and Ms. Ellie
Toddler 2: Ms. Yaheli and Ms. Carmen
Preschool: Ms. Marla and Ms. Megan
Pre-K: Ms. Gayelynn and Ms. Marie
Kinder Bridge: Ms. Darbi
What to Bring
Toddler 1 and Toddler 2: Diapers and wipes with the package labeled. We have enough space to store one package of diapers per child, so no need to bring diapers daily.
All Rooms: Extra change of clothes in a zip-lock bag with your child's name labeled on the bag and on the clothing items.
The supply fee will cover classroom supplies this year, but if you are wanting to give a little more to help support us this year, we could always use extra tissues, Clorox wipes, gallon sized zip-lock bags, and M/L sized gloves. The teacher's will also be encouraged to have a wish list setup during Meet the Teacher for any extra items that they may need throughout the year.
Please be sure to drop off any registration paperwork that has not been turned in prior to Meet the Teacher. This includes a copy of vaccination records, doctors notes, handbook forms etc.. Please do not leave any spaces blank on your registration paperwork. We will always contact you first, but we MUST have an emergency contact on file for your child. If you think this is an area that you have left blank, please feel free to email me your emergency contact (name, address, phone number) and I will add it your paperwork.
First Day of School
Monday, August 30th!
As of now, we will be allowing drop-offs inside the school. Mandates and restrictions may change over the course of the school year, so please understand that we may have to adjust drop-off and pick-up to comply.
Doors will open for drop off at 8:50 during the first week. Doors will typically open at 8:55. We know that first time your child is dropped off in a new environment can be challenging for both the child and the parents/caregivers. Keep in mind that children are looking to their grown-up for reassurance when in a new place. Sometimes lingering in the classroom can make the transition more difficult, so I encourage you to give a big hug, remind them that you (or whomever is picking up) will return, and let them know that they will have a fun day. Your child's teacher will be encouraging the children to get involved in their morning activities to help them get into the daily routine.
There will be a sign-in sheet that will be located by the door of each classroom. Please be sure to sign your child in and out of school each day.
What to bring
-extra change of clothes *if they weren't dropped of during Meet the Teacher
Label all items with your child's name!
Please use the tuition lock box that will be setup outside.
Supply Fee: $100 per child
Sibling discount: Full tuition for the first child (higher tuition amount) and 10% reduction in tuition for each additional child.
We are currently a check or cash only facility. If writing a check, put your child's name and the month of tuition on the memo line. If using cash, place cash in a sealed envelope with your child's name and the month that the tuition covers.
There is no reimbursement for tuition if your child is out due to vacation, Covid protocol, or illness. Days off cannot be made up.
The small parking lot is reserved for teachers.
As always, the health and safety of our students is top priority.
Masks: Face masks are recommended for adults. Per Governor Abbott’s order effective June 4, 2021 and his updated order on July 29, 2021, face coverings will not be required, for staff, students, or visitors. Schools are required to comply with the governor’s executive orders regarding the wearing of face coverings. We will work to ensure that no individual is treated differently as a result of the choice to wear or not wear a mask.
If you are sending your child to school in a mask, please communicate the with your child's teachers on your expectations for mask wearing, and they will help carry it out to the best of their ability. Consider purchasing a mask lanyard to help keep your child's mask off the tables during lunch/snack and from possibly from falling on the floor. I encourage you to work with your child on putting on and taking off their mask as well as wearing a mask for an extended period of time prior to the start date of school.
Vaccine: Per Governor Abbott's order, we can not require staff members to get vaccinated. At this time, the State of Texas has not added the COVID-19 vaccination to the required immunizations. Staff members are not required to disclose if they have or have not received the Covid-19 vaccination.
Signs and Symptoms: Please be vigilant about your health, your families health as well as the health of the people around you. We all have to work together as a team to make this year successful and keep our kids learning. The following are signs and symptoms that we need to keep close eye on to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
· Shortness of breath
· Repeated shaking and chills
· Muscle Pain
· Sore throat
· Congestion or runny nose
· Loss of taste or smell
· Feeling feverish or measured temperature of 100.0 degrees F or above
· Known close contact with a person who is lab confirmed to have Covid-19
If your child is exhibiting symptoms or in general not feeling well, please keep them home from school and notify your child's teacher and director. Out of an abundance of caution, we will be sending children home from school if they are exhibiting multiple symptoms even if they are fever free. A doctor's note to confirm allergies vs. Covid may be requested.
Exposure: Students or staff members who have reported close contact and direct exposure with a person who has Covid-19 will be asked to stay home and quarantine for 10 days from exposure and:
-Monitor for symptoms consistent with COVID-19
-Consider testing between day 5 and day 7 after exposure and if symptoms develop.
-Consider wearing a mask when returning to school, if not already doing so.
If the direct exposure is a person in the household where contact is unavoidable, a negative Covid test will need to be provided before returning to school.
Student/Staff Positive Test: The child or staff member will be asked to stay home and can return to ACH once all the following are met:
-10 days out from the start of the symptoms
-Fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication
-Symptoms have improved.
Additional Measures: We will continue with cleaning and disinfecting protocols throughout the day and will repeat this process on toys and frequently touches surfaces again at the end of each day. A cleaning crew will come once a week on Fridays. Handwashing is one of our best preventive measures. We will continue frequent handwashing per CDC guidelines.
The church installed touchless soap and paper towel dispensers as well as hand sanitizer dispensers which are located by the front and back doors of the school. Thank you CPFUMC!
ACH Families, you are our first line of defense against Covid-19 in our school. If you are questioning whether or not you should send your child to school because of not feeling well or a family member is not feeling well, please consider keeping them home for the day to watch for additional symptoms. This is a team effort and we are blessed with amazing families and teachers to work with during this time.