Your child's classroom teacher is your first point of contact.

Please let your child’s classroom teacher know ahead of time if your child will arrive late or leave early because of an appointment.

Late arrivals and early dismissals should come to the side door, next to the carline, and call the school to be let in.

If your child is sick, please email your child’s teacher to let us know that he or she will be absent. 

Children should be kept at home if they lack the energy to participate in classroom activities or you are concerned that your child may be contagious to other children. Children should particularly be kept at home for the following reasons:

  • Fever (greater than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Eye discharge, swelling or redness of the eye (pink eye)
  • Severe cold symptoms (mucus that is thick, copious, and yellow; productive cough, feeling bad)
  • Sore throat
  • Lice
  • Unusual rash (particularly rash with fever)

Your child should be fever free (without fever reducing medicine) and have no symptoms for 48 hours before returning to school. The school may request further documentation of being cleared by an MD before they can return to school.



Ask your child’s classroom teacher and see the Family Handbook FAQs.

SMS will send out a Remind text in the event there is a change in our pick up routine.

If you have a change in your pick up routine, send a text through Remind or email sms@salem-montessori.org and copy your child’s classroom teacher.

Bring in a lunch box and let their teacher know.

Lunch Bunch is from 12:00-1:00 each day. The fee is $8.00 per day. Lunch boxes, cloth napkins, and all food containers should be labeled with the child’s name. 

 

You contact your child’s classroom teacher.

Here are a few examples of common snacks:
Popcorn, Vegetables (carrots, celery, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, broccoli, cauliflower), Pretzels, Graham crackers, Fruit, Tortilla chips or pita wedges, Goldfish, Mini bagels, Chex mix, Whole grain crackers, String cheese or Babybel, Plain Whole fat yogurt – drizzle honey or add fruit for sweetness, Sunbutter, Mixture of Seeds- sunflower, pumpkin, String cheese, Hummus, Ham or turkey and cheese rollup, Cream cheese, Avocado/guacamole and Edamame.

Because parents are the child’s first and most influential teachers, they are an integral part of the child’s school experience. The school is an extension of the home.

All parents are considered members of the SMS Community Council and welcome to participate and volunteer with all events.

Parents bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and talents to the school. We need and encourage your participation to provide a rich and well-rounded experience for our students. You will receive invitations to volunteer from teachers and community council.

Teachers are unable to administer medications, including diaper cream, with the exception of an Epi-pen in the case of allergy emergencies. A form giving the staff permission to use an Epi-pen in case of emergency should be filled out and kept in the child’s file if needed.

If your child requires sunscreen, please apply it before school, as the staff is not able to apply it at school.

Re-enrollment forms will go out in January and you will sign your child up for the program and number of days you wish for – based on discussions with your child’s classroom teacher.

If you’ve read through the FAQs and still have a question, email sms@salem-montessori.org and let us know.