While under new regulations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and with the health and safety of our staff and families in mind, we have made significant policy changes. Those changes are not reflected here, but are provided to families at time of enrollment
*Please refer to our Family Handbook for a complete overview of our policies and procedures.
We require 60 days notice to reduce enrollment or withdraw entirely. Requests for increased enrollment may be implemented as soon as space is available.
ADDING DAYS/SWAPPING DAYS
We do not allow "swapping days" i.e. making temporary changes to your schedule, or swapping days between families. We do not offer credits for days your child misses. If you wish to buy a single day in addition to your child's regular schedule, you may make a request to the director. If there is space available on the date you'd like, the director will fill out an “Add Day” form, which you will need to sign at drop-off on the added day. Add Day rates through 08/2020 are as follows: SE Richmond & Irvington Room 3 and 4: $85 per day, Irvington Infant & Room 1 and 2: $95 per day.
ILLNESS POLICY/GUIDELINES FOR EXCLUSION
Sweet Day reserves the right to temporarily deny any child admittance to the school for reasons of obvious illness, or to request an early pick up should symptoms become apparent during the course of the day. We exclude ill children when the presence of the child risks spreading an infection, and/or when the ill child requires more attention and care than is available by the regularly scheduled staff. To ensure the health of our community we feel it's vital to maintain a strict wellness policy. We ask for parents to assist by keeping sick children at home.
Families must provide children's current vaccine history upon enrollment, and updates as required. Our most currently reported vaccination rates can be found here: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/PREVENTIONWELLNESS/VACCINESIMMUNIZATION/GETTINGIMMUNIZED/Pages/SchRateMap.aspx
In compliance with the rules of the Office of Child Care and the State of Oregon, we do not admit or retain in care a child who has one of the following symptoms, or combination of symptoms or illness:
Fever: Children will be sent home if their temperature is 100 degrees or higher taken under the arm (101 taken in the ear). Children must be free of fever for at least 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication. The same policy applies if your child develops a fever at home - they must be fever free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication.
Rash: Unusual rashes or skin or eye lesions
Diarrhea: Children will be sent home if they have three or more loose bowel movements in one day. Before returning to school children must be free from diarrhea for 24 hours. If your child has one or more loose bowel movements on their first day back they will again be sent home.
Vomiting: Children will be sent home if they vomit and must be symptom free with no vomiting for at least 24 hours.
Persistent hacking cough: Children will be sent home if they have a persistent hacking cough.
Unusual yellow color to skin or eyes
Any eye lesions, eye discharge that is yellow or green in color (includes pink eye/conjunctivitis)
Skin or rashes that are severe, weeping, or pus-filled, or are rapidly spreading while in care
Difficulty breathing or abnormal wheezing
Complaints of severe pain
If your child shows signs of any of these symptoms, they will be isolated within the school away from other children, and we will call and ask you to pick up your child as soon as possible.
Lice: Children will not be admitted until 24 hours after treatment and must be lice and nit free.
MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION POLICY
Medication must be in your child’s original, labeled pharmacy container. All liquid medication must be accompanied by an appropriate measuring device. A separate form is required for each medication.
With exceptions for epi-pens and inhalers, we do not dispense medication at our NE Irvington location.
We follow PPS schedule for inclement weather closures and delays. We also may close at any time we consider attendance unsafe. If we decide to close for safety concerns, and your child is already at school, then you will be contacted by phone for immediate pick up of your child. Our budget does not allow us to credit tuition for closures, as we continue to pay our regularily scheduled staff for any unforeseen weather and safety related closures. See our Calendar for a list of our scheduled closures.
FEES: Tuition is due by the 1st of each month. If not paid by the 5th of the month, it will be considered late and a $40 late fee will be applied. If not paid after 60 days, the contract will be terminated and all unpaid balance will be turned over to a collection agency. Any daily pick-up after closing is considered late and will be billed at $1.00 a minute. The fees will appear on your next month's tuition invoice.
In lieu of any fundraising, donations, or volunteer hours, we ask each family to provide an annual Materials Fee. This helps offset the costs of our choice to use high quality materials, serve organic food, provide our Imagination Yoga Program, and offer quality continuing education for our teachers. The Materials Fee is added to your September tuition statement. The amount is prorated based on number of days attended:
5 days: $180, 3 days: $120, 2 days: $70