LATE ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE POLICIES


 

Late Arrival

Elementary: 8:11 am
Primary: 8:21 am
Forest School: 8:21 am

The beginning of the day is extremely important for our students. When children arrive late in class, it is not only disruptive to the class, but a disservice to the student who is late.  We want our students to learn good habits of timeliness.

We understand that sometimes our mornings do not always go as planned. If you are unavoidably detained, please call or text the Office. Parents will need to sign in any child arriving late with an Office staff member.

A student is considered to have arrived late starting at one minute after their class’s start time (Elementary at 8:11am, Primary at 8:21am, and Forest School at 8:21am).

Families will receive three Late Arrival passes a month. Each 15 minutes of lateness will use one Late Arrival pass for the month. Any late arrivals after three will be charged a late fee of $30. Every 15 minutes of lateness will accrue an additional $30 late fee. This fee will be added to the next month’s FACTS statement.

Late Arrival Process

AM Drop-off - If you arrive late:

  1. If you will be more than a few minutes late CALL or TEXT the office at 630-690-600

  2. When you arrive, find the office staff member taking attendance at your child's drop off location

  3. Sign in with that office staff member

  4. If the office staff member taking attendance has already gone inside, please come to the office for assistance.

 

Early Departure

If a child must leave school early for any reason, please let the Office know, so the information can be noted in the daily records. Please park your car and walk to the front door (Chipmunk Valley door), and check in with an Office staff member when you arrive and an Office staff member will retrieve your child from class. This will help ensure both your child’s safety, and that the main teacher, specialty teachers and Office staff will know of your child’s departure.

 

Late Pick Up

Elementary: 3:31 pm
Primary: 12:21 pm  
Forest School: 11:21 pm
Aftercare PM: 3:31 pm

We understand that sometimes our afternoons do not always go as planned. If you are unavoidably detained, please call or text the Office. Parents will need to sign out any child arriving late with an Office staff member.

A student is considered to be picked up late starting at one minute after their class’s end time (Forest School at 11:21am, Primary at 12:21pm, and Elementary and Aftercare at 3:31pm).

Families will receive three Late Pick Up passes a month. Each 15 minutes of lateness will use one Late Pick Up pass for the month. Any late pickups after three will be charged a late fee of $30. Every 15 minutes of lateness will accrue an additional $30 late fee. This fee will be added to the next month’s FACTS statement.

Late Pick Up Process

PM Pick up - If you arrive late:

  1. If you will be more than a few minutes late CALL or TEXT the office at 630-690-6000

  2. Park outside the main school entrance and ring the front door

  3. Sign in with the office staff member

  4. The office staff member will retrieve your student for you and bring them to your car