Discipline & Terms Of Service

DISCIPLINE & TERMS OF SERVICE

Attendance

  • It is recommended that you start your child in the program immediately. This prevents confusion on those first days of school in September.
  • On the first day of school, send a note advising your child’s classroom teacher of his/her Child Care schedule.
  • A note to both the classroom teacher and the Child Care teacher must be sent in on any day your child will not attend the PM child care session.
  • Students must register for the child care program in the school they attend.
  • All participating students must be enrolled in the Jackson School District.

Change In Program Usage

  • Please notify the office two days prior to making any changes in your child’s schedule, to allow time for all pertinent personnel to be informed.
  • Please notify the Child Care office when you discontinue use of the program so that billing will stop as of the date of the child’s last attendance.
  • No day exchanges will be allowed for absences.
  • Be sure to notify your child’s homeroom teacher of any child care schedule changes.

Discipline

Any child engaging in repetitive disruptive, disrespectful, and/or dangerous behavior shall be disciplined as follows:

First Incident – Formal warning -Written and oral notification to parent by lead teacher.

Second Incident – Communication from Coordinator – Next infraction will mean a two day suspension of services.

Third Incident – Two day exclusion from Child Care (This will commence within three working days of the infraction.)

Fourth Incident – Termination will commence on the fourth working day from infraction.

Please note: The severity of the infraction will determine the consequence.

Special Circumstances

Injured/Sick Child

  • If your child is injured the teacher will report the injury to you.
  • If your child is seriously injured, staff will phone the Jackson First Aid to provide services, and then you will be telephoned.
  • If your child is ill you will be telephoned at work. Sick children must be taken home.
  • It is imperative to keep emergency information updated.

Medication Policy

  • Child Care providers may not administer medications. Only school nurses may dispense medications.
  • A student may self-administer medication without supervision of the school nurse for asthma or other life-threatening illnesses.
  • The only medications that may be self-administered are inhalers for asthma or medications to treat anaphylactic reactions.
  • In order for a student to self-medicate, the parent must obtain and complete the medication administration packet from the school nurse. The parent and private physician must complete this packet. A copy of these forms must be provided to the Child Care Office at the time of registration.

Accident Insurance

  • Child Care clients are responsible for their own insurance for their children.
  • It is recommended that you purchase the Voluntary Accident Insurance through the schools if you do not have insurance. Applications and literature are available at the main offices of the schools.
  • The Board of Education and Jackson Child Care Academy assume no liability for injuries that occur while participating in our program.

Termination Of Service

As per Child Care regulations, services may be terminated for reasons of delinquent accounts, student discipline problems, and repeated late pick-up of children. When a child is terminated from the program, DO NOT send him/her back to Child Care after that date. The student will not be accepted.