Welcome to the English Curriculum School Cipolletti. We hope that you have all had a nice summer. As we do every year, we have worked hard over the summer to improve the school environment and all course materials. We would like to give you some useful information in order to give a good start to the school year.
FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL
Nursery, Kindergarten and Primary School
During the first week of school, parents can accompany their children to classes if they wish, to become familiar with the environment. After 15 minutes for Kindergarten and Primary School and 30 minutes for the Nursery, parents must leave the classrooms. From the second week of school parents are invited to leave their children at the entrance of the school where they will be greeted by a teacher.
Reduced school hours for smaller children (kindergarten only) is from 8:00 to 12:30. Lunch will not be provided for these children. If you wish your child to stay for lunch, please contact the school office.
Full time at school is from 8:00 to 17:00 both for Kindergarten and Primary school.
Kindergarten: all pupils must arrive at school by 9:50 am as lessons start promptly at 9:35.
Primary school: all pupils must arrive at school by 8:35 as lessons start promptly at 9:00.
In the event of late entry or early exit parents are required to justify or apply to the teachers through a written form.
We recommend punctuality both in accompanying children and picking them up. If you’re not going to pick up your child personally, make sure that the teacher or the office receives a written note about that and that the person responsible for collecting the child has permission to enter the school. Teachers MUST know who the child goes home with!
For the safety of our pupils, the school gates will remain closed during school hours.
MEETINGS BETWEEN PARENTS AND TEACHERS
Primary School: meetings between teachers and parents will be set by the staff members monthly. For particular needs a written request is required a few days earlier. Please do not talk to the teachers at the beginning or end of lessons and during school hours.
The Open Day will be held in autumn. During this event, parents will be able to learn academic goals, teaching methods, systems relating to the allocation of marks and judgements on school preparation and, broadly speaking, class management activities. Parents will also be able to ask for specific information about what they can do to help their child at school.
SCHOOL REPORTS AND/OR EVALUATION CARDS
School reports or evaluation cards will be delivered twice a year, every four months on the dates indicated in the school calendar.
Two message boards, affixed at the entrance of the Primary School and Kindergarten buildings, will contain information about school activities. We invite you to check the boards for important messages, even though written notifications will be sent home.
Kindergarten and Primary School: a medical certificate is required if an absence due to sickness lasts more than 5 days.
The school offers, as every year, the possibility to have warm meals from September to the closure of the school year. You will be able to access the menu directly from the message board; If you choose to send a packed lunch from home, please hand it in in the morning (not at lunch time) and make sure it’s healthy and nutritious. The school is provided with microwave ovens to enable children to warm their lunches.
Pupils are not allowed to bring fizzy drinks or sweets, that are harmful for their health, to school. The parents of Kindergarten pupils cannot come into school at lunchtime to assist their children because they are regularly assisted by members of staff.
Teachers have all pupils birth dates, and celebrate birthdays at school. However, if you wish, you can make these events more festive by bringing a cake to school, that will be served after lunch. If you want to be present and help the teacher distributing the cake, you can do so by agreement with the teacher.
We suggest parents to not send their child to school if she complains a minor illness or has a slight fever. One more day at home will help the child recover both physically and psychologically. In addition, the rest of the class will avoid being unnecessarily exposed to a possible spread.
In the case of infectious disease a child must be reported to the Head of the School through a medical certificate attesting the disease to avoid false alarms health .
Headlice: we ask for every parent’s collaboration to prevent the spreading of headlice. Wash your child’s hair periodically and if you find headlice or their eggs, inform the school immediately and use the right shampoo for two weeks.
School tuition payment must be carried out within the first ten days of every month through credit transfer or at the School Office.
This year school transport has been guaranteed, so whoever needs to use this service, please contact Pro Civis Montoro.
BEHAVIOUR RULES ON THE SCHOOLBUS
Fundamental behaviour rules on schoolbuses are education and respect for other people’s property:
– enter and exit only by the front door;
– remain seated until you rech your stop;
– keep books and personal items on your lap;
– every student will be taken to his stop. Exceptions must be agreed by writing previously to the School Office;
– any changes must be preceded by a written request from parents;
– damaging the bus can be dangerous and is an unacceptable behaviour;
– bus staff is responsible for the pupils’ safety and behaviour on the bus. Lack of respect towards bus staff will cause the removal of the pupil from that schoolbus;
– at the end of the lessons, pupils will be accompained to the schoolbuses by a member of staff;
– it is not allowed to lean on windows.
CHANGES OF ADDRESS
Please contact the School promptly for every address or phone number change (home, office and mobile).
Please put a label with the child’s name clearly written on every garment and on the lunch basket to avoid losses and confusion.
Children should wear practical clothing, suitable for school work and playing. In addition, school will provide t-shirts so there will be no need to buy aprons both for Kindergarten and primary school.
FOR KINDERGARTEN PUPILS
Every child must bring to school a box of Kleenex and diapers, an old pair of trousers in case they get wet or dirty and there is need to change them. In that case the dirty clothes will be put in a bag, with the child’s name on it, on the shelf at the entrance. If your child comes home with clothes belonging to others (because she had no spare clothes of her own), please send them back to school as soon as possible. Unfortunately these emergencies often occur, especially with smaller children and we need your cooperation. If you have old children’s clothes that you do not need, we may find them useful for emergency situations. The school is exempt from any responsibility in case of the loss of objects of any kind.
Kindergarten and Primary School pupils must have these articles:
|Triangular shaped pencils||
|Big Giotto markers (for smaller children), 12 piece box||
|Scissors (for children)||
|Big crayons, 12 piece box||
|Lined exercise books for Kindergarten and First Year Primary||
|Squared exercise books for Kindergarten and First Year Primary||
|Blue erasable pens (Primary)||
|Red erasable pens (Primary)||
|Box of Kleenex||
|Colourful ring binder (Kindergarten and Primary)||
PLEASE WRITE YOUR CHILD’S NAME ON ALL OF HIS OBJECTS, BECAUSE IN CASE SOMETHING GETS LOST IT WILL BE EASIER TO RETURN IT TO THE OWNER
It is very important to teach children to take care of their belongings, because the School is exempt from any responsibility in case of loss. We encourage students to bring flowers to school (even just one) because they not only adorn the classrooms, but can be used for botany lessons, in addition they stimulate in the pupils love for nature. It is important to read the School regulations that aim for the good conduct of the institute and for the welfare of your child.
Children can bring from home only school equipment or books, but NOT TOYS (for example videogames, Pokèmon cards, etc…). It is absolutely forbidden to bring to school (including the school grounds) toy guns and knives, matches and personal games. These articles are not even allowed on schoolbuses and will be confiscated.
If there is a serious and persistent disciplinary problem, the child’s parents will be informed about it immediately and will be invited to discuss the matter with a member of staff about the beahviour of the child.
The school rules have been established for your child’s welfare and also to promote a good development of the school. We take the opportunity to thank you all for your cooperation.
The English Curriculum School’s goal is for the children to live positively their new scholastic experience as a moment of socialization and stimulus for personal growth; to widen their horizons and develop a sense of personal achievement.