Back-to-School Information

Why Should Your Child Arrive At School “ON TIME”
Students who are continually late miss an important part of the day. First thing in the morning, teachers go over the timetable for the day, often take up homework and frequently give out and collect paperwork. Coming in late creates a disruption for the rest of the class and interrupts the lesson which has already begun. These students start the day behind and often stay behind for the rest of the day. In addition knowing that he/she is going to be late causes them to rush and often means not eating properly, which makes for a bad start to the day for all concerned. The student arrives stressed and embarrassed to come in after everyone else. Obviously there are valid reasons for being late such as medical/dental appointments, but sleeping in because the alarm didn’t go off is not a good reason. Coming to school on time is an important habit to develop and will ensure success at school and at work in the future.

Something to think about: If a child is late 5 minutes every school day he/she will miss a total of 650 minutes of instruction.

When Your Child Is Not Feeling Well?
It is important to keep your child home from school when he/she is not well. Your child will be more comfortable and it will help prevent the spread of infection to classmates. Keep your child home and call your doctor for advice whenever your child has any of the following:

  • Vomiting or diarrhea through the night or before school.
  • Any fever—temperature over 37 degrees C or 98.6 degrees F
  • Ear ache or any drainage from the ear.
  • Red irritated eyes, with yellow discharge.
  • Sore throat.
  • Stomach aches or headache
  • Any rash that the doctor hasn’t seen.
  • Persistent runny nose with thick mucous or a cough that does not go away.
  • A cold that makes it hard to pay attention at school.

The school policy is if your child is well enough to come to school, he/she is well enough to go outside for recess and lunch breaks.

If you have questions, please contact Sr. Yosaphata, MSMG at 732-826-8721