Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What time does school start for my child?

If your child attends the a.m. session, school starts for them at 8:30 and ends at 11:15. If they attend the p.m. session, school starts at 12:15 and ends at 3:00.

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What time can I drop my child off at school?

If your child attends the a.m. session, they may enter the classroom no earlier than 8:25. If they attend the p.m. session, they may enter the classroom no earlier than 12:10.

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What should my child wear to school?

We do not have a dress code for the preschool program, but children are encouraged to wear shorts or pants to school. Also, tennis shoes are preferred over sandals. We run and play during our school day and it is easier for your child to participate when they are wearing shorts/pants and tennis shoes.

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What should I send to school with my child?

Please send an extra set of clothes (underwear, socks, pants/shorts, shirt) to school that can be kept at school. Sometimes we have accidents or get messy at school and your child may need to change clothes. Also, if your child wears diapers or pull-ups, please send a supply for us to keep at school. We will let you know when we need more sent in.

Please send a bookbag with your child. Your child will receive a 9x12 folder that will go back and forth daily from home to school.

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Do I need to send a snack to school with my child?

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No, the preschool program provides a snack every day for your child.

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Will you provide breakfast or lunch for my child?

No, the preschool program only provides a snack. Please give your child breakfast or lunch before sending them to school.

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Can I bring in treats for my child's birthday?

According to district policy, no outside food can be brought in for birthdays or class parties. If you would like to send in a non food item you child’s classmates you are welcome to send it in (i.e. goody bags, bubbles, stickers, markers, etc.)

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What if my child is late for school?

We understand that there may be instances when it is not possible to be here on time. However, please try to have your child at school on time so we can begin our day together.

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What number should I call if my child will be absent?

Please call the Preschool Center at 801-8448.

Regular, on-time attendance at school is vital to your child's success. Most preschool learning activities take place in a large group setting and involve interaction with classmates.

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What if my child is sick?

If your child is sick please keep him/her at home. Small children catch germs very easily and illness can spread rapidly around the classroom.

Please DO NOT send your child to school with any of the following symptoms:

FEVER- All students must be fever FREE for 24 hours before returning to school

RASH

DIARRHEA

VOMITING

LICE

PINK EYE/CONJUNCTIVITIS

CHICKEN POX

ANY OTHER SYMPTOMS THAT COULD AFFECT THE HEALTH OF OTHER CHILDREN

IF YOUR CHILD IS SENT TO SCHOOL SICK, OR BECOMES ILL DURING SCHOOL HOURS THE NURSE WILL BE CONTACTING YOU TO COME AND PICK UP YOUR CHILD.

PLEASE KEEP ALL PHONE NUMBERS CURRENT SO WE MAY REACH YOU IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY.

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When will progress reports be sent home?

All students will receive a progress report in November, February, and May.

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What can I do at home to help my child be successful at school?

Please work with your child on the following skills at home:

1. Sharing

2. Cleaning- up

3. Recognizing colors

4. Recognizing shapes

5. Recognizing/ identifying numbers

6. Recognizing/ identifying letters

7. Cutting with scissors

8. Buttoning, snapping, zipping, and tying

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How do I contact the South-Western Preschool Center on Haughn Road?

The direct number for the Preschool Center is 614-801-8448. The fax number is 614-871-9568.

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What can I do to help my child be ready for Kindergarten?

Click here to visit ODE's website: Kindergarten Readiness

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What is my child learning in Preschool?

Our curriculum, DLM Early Childhood Express by McGraw Hill, is aligned to Ohio's Early Learning and Development Standards.

Click here to see Ohio's standards: Ohio Early Learning and Development Standards