Books, Films & Articles We Recommend
A list of TSH suggested books to read and films to watch with your learners as well as pertinent articles for parents.
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
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 a solid color. 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.
At The School House our day ends with a mindfulness session before our Learners are picked up, bussed 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.
I thank you and appreciate your understanding and efforts in ensuring we are off to a healthy and safe year at TSH. In looking at what TSH has been able to achieve regarding COVID safety in the last two years, I am so proud to be working with this outstanding group of people. The School House has always put keeping children in-school under close-to-normal circumstances the number one priority during COVID.
To that end, I am happy to share with you our updated COVID guidelines for the 2022-2023 school year. Frequent handwashing, respiratory etiquette, time outdoors, open windows and professional cleaning daily are all additional guidelines not required that allow us to stay true to our pedagogical beliefs.
1. If a Learner or Educator tests positive, regardless of vaccination status:
Isolate for at least 5 days. If symptoms develop within those 5 days, the day of symptom onset resets the clock back to Day 0.
Return on the 6th day if there are no symptoms or symptoms are improving AND is fever-free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication.
A mask MUST be worn for an additional 5 days while in school. If a child is unable to wear a mask, for any reason, remain at home for the additional 5 days.
To shorten the duration of mask use post-isolation, parents may submit two negative antigen tests (home tests) 48-hours apart for their child. Once received, a child will no longer be required to wear a mask.
2. If there is a positive case in your Learner’s class, you will be notified:
If your child is symptom-free they may remain in class. Parents may decide if they want their Learner to return wearing a mask for a few days or if they want them to be mask free.
If your child presents with any symptoms, keep him/her home, get them tested.
3. If a family member tests positive, regardless of vaccination status:
The child does not need to quarantine.
A mask MUST be worn in school for 10 days. If a child is unable to mask, for any reason, remain at home for 10 days.
For the latest information on children and COVID please reference https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/k-12-childcare-guidance.html
I look forward to a kinder and gentler school year for all of us.
Jillian Mayer, BSN RN
TSH School Nurse
The School House and The American Emergent Curriculum is a non-profit private, structured Montessori classroom based elementary school located on Long Island NY.