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*Please Read* Important Friday School Policy Change

Hi Friday School Parents,

We, as your Leadership Team, need to send out a reminder of the two policies that probably make our co-op run more smoothly than anything else. We also want to make sure you have enough time to plan and make arrangements (if needed) before all the busyness of registration. As we continue to grow, we realize that we need to adhere to these policies for the good of the whole co-op. We understand that we have sometimes failed to implement these consistently during all the sessions, and we apologize for any confusion that this may have caused.

The Guardianship Policy in the 2017-2018 Parent Handbook is as follows:

If an emergency arises, and you are not able to attend Friday School, your child(ren) may attend in your absence as long as you meet the following two requirements:

1. You must provide a guardian who is able and willing to fill in for you in your assistant spot, who is not already attending Friday School. (See our No Drop Off Policy).

2. You must turn in the Guardianship Form to Tina Ruble at Friday School.

Guardianship forms are meant to help as a one time occurrence for emergency purposes only, and are not meant to be week to week, for appointments or errands. We are no longer going to be accepting handing the guardianship of your child(ren) over to another fellow Friday School mom without a suitable replacement for yourself. Please run any specific questions about this policy by Tina. If you cannot meet both of the above requirements, please leave your child(ren) at home that particular Friday School day.

The reasoning behind this is quite simple, we are running short on parents almost every week of every term. We are having a hard time keeping the adult to student ratios to the ratio that is required of us by the church, and that we adhere to simply for safe classroom practices, on a weekly basis.

If you'd like more in depth information on the why's or how the decision was made, please contact Zindra Nelson. Anything about your specific situation and guardianship situations needs to be run through Tina Ruble. Please keep in mind, this policy has been in place for years, and at this point we are going to focus on enforcing it.

The second policy (reminder only - info has not changed from Spring term) is the No Student Guests Policy. We are no longer allowing students to come as guests to Friday School. A good rule of thumb is that if the child is not registered for classes at Friday School, please do not bring them. This goes for friends, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, your own unregistered child(ren) etc. Unregistered children will not be allowed to attend classes. Any questions? Please contact Tina Ruble.

Thank you for your understanding,

The Leadership Team

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