The School House - East Northport, NY

PARENT SPACE

Call The Main Office: 631-261-9000

Email The Main Office (Currently Enrolled Learners): Regarding Attendance, Pick-up, Bussing, Special Programs Enrollment, Learner Needs: HQ@TheSchoolHouse.org

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS
WHEN TO KEEP YOUR LEARNER HOME:

If your child has a fever above 100.0 or additional syptoms please keep your Learner home.

If a Learner or Educator leaves school early (or is absent) due to COVID-19 symptoms, they may only return to school:

  • With a doctor’s written explanation of diagnosis emailed to nurse@theschoolhouse.org 

  • With a negative COVID test if testing was advised emailed to nurse@theschoolhouse.org 

  • After having no fever (without the use of fever-reducing medicines), no additional symptoms and having felt well for 48 hours

 

Important Note

  • The School House may ask for a negative test in order to return to school depending on the specific situation. 

  • COVID is a dynamic situation that changes week to week. Please email nurse@theschoolhouse.org should you have any questions outside of the scope of this document. 

PARENT SNAPSHOT / FAQ

TUITION PAYMENT

TRANSPARENT CLASSROOM

FARM STAND THURSDAYS

CALENDAR & EVENTS

CHILDREN'S BILL OF RIGHTS

SCHOOL ATTIRE

At TSH our School Attire policy requires a School House shirt and/or a School House sweater.  If a School House sweater is unavailable please choose a navy, white or khaki sweater.  

 

The School House shirt should be paired with: jeans, khakis, shorts, skirts or pants/joggers in navy, white or khaki.  Please no sports pants, sweatpants or ripped clothing.

 

We encourage children to make their mark through accessories and shoes.  No characters of any kind please.

TSH RECOMMENDS

LEARNER MINDFULNESS

TSH PARENT SNAPSHOT

On Time Policy Between 8:00am - 8:25am


Due to COVID-19 and given the Provocation above, it is essential that Learners arrive at school between 8:00am - 8:25am.




Provocation


Each morning at 8:35 am, our School House Learners gather to participate in Provocation. This is a presentation by one of our Team Members or a member of our community. It is meant to raise a question of morality, ethics, a new viewpoint or encourage an experience. The Pledge of Allegiance and the announcement of our School Care team for the day follows Provocation. All Learners begin their Morning Work Cycle at 8:45 am.




Lunch & Snack


All food will be brought from home and eaten in their classrooms 6 feet apart. Please pack a lunch and snack for your learner each day.




Nut Free School


We are a nut-free school. Sunflower Seed butter is permitted as a peanut butter substitute. And is much healthier!




Water Bottles


Learners will bring their own personal water bottles to TSH so that water fountains are not used. Bottles will be labeled with Learner names.




School Care


School Care at TSH is where we choose five children from one class to take care of our school that day. We raise the flag, feed the animals, bring in boots, weed our garden and check the mail.




School Attire Policy


Uniforms

At TSH our School Attire policy requires a School House shirt and/or a School House sweater. If a School House sweater is unavailable please choose a navy, white or khaki sweater. The School House shirt should be paired with: jeans, khakis, shorts, skirts or pants/joggers in navy, white or khaki. Please no sports pants, sweatpants or ripped clothing. We encourage children to make their mark through accessories and shoes. No characters of any kind please.

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This policy was set forth based on three ideas: that children should be unencumbered at this age by the pressure and costs of keeping up (nearly 21% of public schools in the U.S. require some form of school attire and nearly all private schools) - children should be comfortable and ready to learn; that safety is increased when children are coordinated in school attire; and that the building of team spirit as a school is fostered by doing so.

Indoor Shoes

During the winter months please send your Learner to The School House with a pair of Indoor Shoes neutral in color. No unicorns please!

Weather

We stay out in our PlayYard down to 28 degrees in the winter months. Too many children are sheltered from weather and their experience in it. Please dress your child appropriately with winter gear. Below 28 degrees our Learners enjoy recess in their Gym.




Weather


We stay out in our PlayYard down to 28 degrees in the winter months. Too many children are sheltered from weather and their experience in it. Please dress your child appropriately with winter gear. Below 28 degrees our Learners enjoy recess in their Gym.




School Closures / Snow Closures


Our Director of HQ will inform all Families via Transparent Classroom, email and text message (available if you have added your mobile carrier to your profile on TC). Our emergency updates / snow closures will also be available on News 12.




Pick-up / Dismissal


Monday - Thursday

  • Pre-K: Dismissal is 11:30 am from the front steps.
  • Elementary (including Kindergarten): Dismissal is 3:30 pm from the Gym parking lot - please stay in cars.

Fridays

  • All ages: Dismissal is 11:45 pm from the Gym parking lot - please stay in cars. TSH closes at 12 noon on Fridays.
  • IF you are an Elementary (and Kindergarten) Learner signed up for JAM session: Dismissal is at 3:30 pm on Fridays from the Gym parking lot - please stay in cars.
Changes to your Learner's Pick-up / DIsmissal plans should be sent in advance or by 1pm on the day of for last minute changes HQ@TheSchoolHouse.org




Changes to Pick-up


If you have any changes to your pick up time or the individual picking up your Learner please email Headquarters HQ@TheSchoolHouse.org at by 1:30 pm on that day.

We will need these changes in writing of course for the safety of your child.

It’s a crazy world out there!




Fire Drills and Safety Drills


From time to time TSH will participate in Fire Drills and Safety Drills coordinated with the Suffolk County Police Department. There are a number of Drills - Evacuation, Shelter-in-Place (for weather) etc. Full Lock - you’ll recognize this as Lock Down but TSH does not use this term - is where there is an external threat. This can be anything from an animals to someone who wishes to us harm - what we call an “intruder” at The School House. It is paramount that children never leave our drills feeling scared or getting any non-age appropriate information. Drills are both practiced and random and each type of Drill happens once or twice a year.




Holidays at The School House


Valentine’s Day at The School House

Although the origin of Valentine’s Day is historically vague, the first celebrations in the 16th century were centered around messages of love and friendship.


At TSH we are proud to continue that tradition and add some of our own special touches. We very much encourage Learners to use this celebration for letter (or card) writing and of course drawing. Thanks to our very talented Ambassadors of Kindness, mailboxes are set up in each Learning Environment and our School Care team will deliver these messages throughout the month of February and most especially on Valentine’s Day.

Since Valentine’s Day is also seen as the beginning of the avian mating season, flowers can be given as a way to acknowledge our deep appreciation and admiration for someone.

Please refrain from sending in any candy, chocolate (children will be making their own in the Kitchen), toys or other plastic items that end up in landfills for the most part. Stickers as part of the cards are welcomed. This is a wonderful opportunity to practice letter writing with your children discussing names, dates, punctuation and of course all the art they can manage to get on a page!

Halloween Celebration at The School House

We celebrate the occasion of Halloween at TSH with Mystery History. Mystery History begins two weeks prior to Halloween and depending on our academic focus that month Learners (and team members!) are asked to research a particular person in history. Explorers or Pioneers might be the category. On Halloween, all Learners dress as that character and give clues to us and their friends as to who they might be. The result is a wonderful day of learning, dressing up, game playing and creativity all culminating in our Festival Recess. This eliminates any scary costumes worn to school that might upset our little ones and brings back the true spirit of Halloween.




Sick Policy - When To Keep Your Learner Home


Please see our COVID Policy. It can be hard to know when to send your child to school if they tell you that they do not feel well. Usually, the best place for them is in school, but there are some times when keeping them home to rest or call for an appointment with your doctor is a good idea. Please keep your child home and/or contact your child’s doctor for:

  • Fever greater than 100.4° (taken by mouth)
  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea within the last 24 hours
  • Severe sore throat along with fever and feeling ill for more than 48 hours, or
  • after exposure to Strep throat infection
  • Honey-crusted sores around the nose or mouth or rash on other body parts
  • Large amounts of mucous (liquid) from their nose, with face pain or headache
  • Severe ear pain or fluid coming from the ear
  • Severe headache, especially with fever
If your child has a fever, it is not a good idea to give them medicine like Tylenol or Advil and send them to school because as soon as the medicine wears off, the fever may return and you will be called to come and pick up your child. Please keep children home for 24 hours after the fever ends or they have completed 24 hours of medication if prescribed by your health care provider. If you find your child is frequently asking to stay home from school, if they are falling behind or appear anxious about school, or if there does not appear to be any physical symptoms, contact Sandy the school nurse and your health care provider to discuss your concerns. Remind children to throw away used tissues, cover their mouths when they cough or sneeze, keep their hands away from their face, and to wash hands often with soap and warm water will help keep everyone healthier. Please call us with any concerns or questions. Nurse Sandy 631-261-9000 or nurse@theschoolhouse.org




Covid-19 Safety Protocols


COVID-19 PROTOCOLS: WHEN TO KEEP YOUR LEARNER HOME:

  1. COVID-19 PROTOCOLS
    WHEN TO KEEP YOUR LEARNER HOME: 1. If your child has a fever above 100.0 or additional syptoms please keep your Learner home. 2. If a Learner or Educator leaves school early (or is absent) due to COVID-19 symptoms, they may only return to school:
    • With a doctor’s written explanation of diagnosis emailed to nurse@theschoolhouse.org
    • With a negative COVID test if testing was advised emailed to nurse@theschoolhouse.org
    • After having no fever (without the use of fever-reducing medicines), no additional symptoms and having felt well for 48 hours
    Important Note The School House may ask for a negative test in order to return to school depending on the specific situation. COVID is a dynamic situation that changes week to week. Please email nurse@theschoolhouse.org should you have any questions outside of the scope of this document.
View our complete COVID-19 Re-opening Plan & Policies HERE




Labeling Your Learner's Clothing


We have a growing lost and found at TSH, please be sure to LABEL your learners clothing including. Washable clothing labels are readily available on Amazon and at your local stores.

  • Shirts
  • Jackets
  • Sweaters
  • Shoes
  • Gloves
  • Hats
And anything else that is removable during the day!





 
 
 
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MINDFULNESS PROGRAM FOR LEARNERS

At The School House our day ends with a mindfulness session before our children are picked up or join us for the After School Special. To ensure continuity in learning and continued connection we have added these mindfulness sessions to our site so learners can participate at home.

 
 

The School House and The American Emergent Curriculum is a non-profit private, structured Montessori classroom based elementary school located on Long Island NY.