Letter from the Principal

Letter from the Principal

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Dear Janney Community,

We are excited to welcome all K-5 students to Janney on Monday, August 20th for the first day of school! We look forward to welcoming our newest students on Thursday, August 23rd as our Pre-kindergarteners begin their Janney career.

All 1st-5th graders and their families will meet at 8:35 am on the turf field and the Jamboree map can be found here.

Please note that all Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students will be dropped off at the back doors of their classrooms for the opening weeks of school.  Your child’s teacher will communicate more specific information via email and during the Open House event or Orientation meetings.  PK and K Indoor Jamboree will begin on Tuesday, September 11.  We will also host a Tea and Tissues event on the first day of Pre-K, Thursday, August 23rd at 8:45 am in the cafeteria.  Please stop by for a cup of coffee or tea and meet other PK/K parents!

I would also like to reminder all Janney community members that that Janney is a nut free campus.  I am including an informational sheet with policies and procedures that we give to all new families here; this will serve as a nice refresher to our returning families as well.

Please note our Student Electronics Policy: Students may bring cell phones, iPads, or other small electronics to school, but all devices need to be turned off and must remain in backpacks during the school day.

Finally, Please see below for important information regarding Janney+ services. You can also refer to our updated web pages and Parent Handbook, both great resources that may answer questions about our program details. Feel free to reach the Janney+ Executive Director at lynn.bauer@janneyschool.org or 202-442-4884 should you need additional information.

JANNEY+ PROGRAM REGISTRATION

  • We no longer use Active for registration for any Janney+ programs. We now use Campsite. Please create your family profile here: Campsite account.
  • Ensure that all student information and health forms are complete as this is what we use to generate student health profiles for daily staff reference.
  • Update student homeroom teacher information now that class lists have been distributed.
  • Add your child’s photo to their profile in Campsite. This is a useful safety tool for staff.
  • Consider opting-in for text alerts. We recommend this in order to receive last-minute program updates and alerts in case of school-wide emergencies.

ALLERGY REMINDER

  • Remember that Janney+ follows the regular school-day nut-free policy for all programming. Products that list nuts in the ingredients are not permitted. This nut-free policy includes those products that have peanuts and tree nuts in the ingredients list. Check for nut products and by-products in foods before sending them to school. This nut-free policy extends to all Janney+ camp days, including offsite field trips.
  • We do not have access to the nurse’s suite during after school hours. Please drop-off an extra supply of medication for your child to be locked in a secure cabinet in the JAC office and complete a Permission for Medical Treatment form to accompany all medication. You can print this form from your Campsite Parent Dashboard. The medication and permission form should be in a Ziploc bag.

SECURITY PROTOCOL PRACTICE

  • Janney+ staff will discuss and practice our security procedures with students over the course of the first month of services. Please talk with your children about the importance of being a team during emergencies and following staff instructions during such times.

JANNEY+ CALENDAR AND WEBSITE UPDATES

  • All Janney+ service dates are on the Janney school calendar on the school’s website.
  • Janney+ web pages have been updated with all information that we have for our services to-date. They will continue to be updated as information becomes available. Please see each service web page for information about registration and detailed policies and procedures.

JAC

  • September registration for JAC services is currently open.
  • Travel and drop-in services begin on 9/4/18.
  • JAC registration closes at 5p and opens at 8a on designated dates as noted on the Janney school calendar.
  • Students must stay in their assigned JAC group for six weeks before transfers will be considered. For consideration of transfers because of extenuating circumstances, contact Caroline Laub atJAC@janneyschool.org.
  • All students attending aftercare will participate in at least 15 minutes of homework before starting free play, unless a longer homework time period is requested by caregivers. Please talk with your child about this policy so that they are ready for this homework period at the start of each aftercare session.
  • During the first few days of   will be getting to know our students and spending a lot of time in full-grade teams.  want each child to get to know all of our counselors and  need this time to determine where students will most enjoy spending their after- time. Counselor assignments will be available on the Janney+ Staff Directory website within the next two weeks.

JELP

  • Registration is open until 8/24/18 @ 5p. Please send all enrollment requests to Celine at language@janneyschool.org and we will register your child. All registration requests after 8/24 will incur a $25 late fee.
  • Classes begin 9/10/18.

JEP

  • Please join me in welcoming our in-coming JEP Director, Bri Guilherme.
  • JEP session I catalog will be ready 9/4, sent home with students and available on the JEP website, and registration opens on 9/12.

ABSENCES AND SIGN-OUT

  • If your child will be absent from any Janney+ service, please email plusattendance@janneyschool.org so that they can be marked accordingly on our rosters. The transition from school day to after-school services is one we take very seriously. Knowing if students will be absent helps us to ensure they are accounted for and allows for the most efficient use of our time with students who are present since tracking-down students who are not reported absent can be time intensive. If your child is absent from school for an entire day, please copy plusattendance@janneyschool.org when you email the school informing them of the absence.
  • To pick-up students from any after school service, you must enter through the front atrium door. Front office staff will not buzz parents in the school front doors. This is for the security of students and staff. See the Janney+ web pages for specific information. If you are authorized to pick up a child other than your own from after school services, be sure to inform Counselors and sign all students out at Ms. Imari’s desk. Families who authorize a non-normal pick-up must email plusattendance@janneyschool.org to inform staff of this change.

We look forward to seeing you and your children next week!
Lynn, Caroline, Bri, and Celine

I look forward to a fantastic school year!

Warmly,
Alysia Lutz, Principal

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