Preschool Carpool Instructions
St. John Preschool day begins at 8:00 am and ends at 11:30 am, with the option of morning Preschool Extended Day from 7:00 am -8:00 am. Afternoon Preschool Extended Day begins at 11:30 am and is offered until 6:00 pm.
Children dropped for Extended Morning Care (anytime before 7:45 am) will incur an early drop-off fee of $8.00. Children staying in the afternoon Extended Day will incur a fee of $8.00/hr. A billing statement will be issued monthly through FACTS Tuition Management. If fees are not kept current, this service will be unavailable to the student.
Extended Morning Care Drop off – 7:00 am – 7:45 am Please park in the back parking lot behind the Preschool and enter through the rear door. A staff member will greet you at the back door. Each student’s temperature will be taken and parents will be asked COVID-related questions before admittance. Any student having a temperature of 100.4 or greater, cough, or shortness of breath will not be allowed into the Preschool. Facial covering and temperature checks will be required for all parents entering the building.
We request parents to enter via Winchester Street, make a sharp left in front of the Parish Office building, and slowly proceed down in a single file to form a line in front of the Preschool building. At approximately 7:45 am daily, a staff member will greet you at the front door of the Preschool building. Each student’s temperature will be taken by a non-touch temporal thermometer before admittance. A staff member will sign in your child and ask parents questions relating to COVID symptoms. Once this procedure has been done your child will be escorted by a staff member to their assigned classroom. Any child having a temperature of 100.4 or greater, cough or shortness of breath will not be allowed into the Preschool.
If you choose to park and walk in your student, please park in front of the Preschool and remember our parking lot safety rules: (1) No child may be left in your vehicle unattended, and (2) please hold the hand of your child at all times. Facial covering and temperature check will be required for all parents before entrance into the Preschool building. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 or greater, cough, or shortness of breath will not be admitted into the building. A staff member will sign in your child and you may escort them to the entrance of their assigned classroom. Make sure any adult who has permission to bring or pick up your child knows to perform this procedure.
11:30 am dismissal is a drive-through system the same as morning drop-off. We request parents to enter via Winchester Street, make a sharp left in front of the Parish Office building, and slowly proceed down in a single file to form a line in front of the Preschool building. Please remain in your vehicle. A staff member will escort your child to your car for you to seat and buckle him/her. A staff member will initial the sign-out sheet and notate the person picking up. Children will only be released to their parents or individuals listed on the Pickup Authorization Sheet. When the Elementary School has an early dismissal, children will be dismissed at 11:50 am in front of the Preschool building. Please be patient as our arrival and dismissal procedures will be new to everyone! See Preschool arrival and dismissal map. When arriving and departing it is the parent’s responsibility to ensure their child’s safety. If a child is picked up late, a charge will be incurred. Late fees are calculated at $5.00 per 5 minutes or any portion thereof.
The parent must provide a clearly written note reflecting any change in the child’s pick-up procedure. The note must state that you are giving the school permission to release the child to the person, and must state the name of the adult (18 years or older) picking up. Please tell any adults, that we will check their license to verify their identity, before releasing the student. If you call the school and have a change in the pick-up plans, the staff will not release any child to an adult whose name is not on your pick-up list. These are kept in the office, classroom backpack, and in the classroom.