Country Montessori School
August 25, 2023
“Our care of the child should be governed, not by the desire to make him learn things, but by the endeavor always to keep burning within him that light which is called intelligence.”
Dr. Maria Montessori
- Montessori Journey-August 25
- CMS Apparel Available
- Labor Day-September 4
- After school Classes Start-September 11
- Pre-ordered Lunches Start-September 11
- Morning Social Hour and Annual Meeting-September 23
- CMS Blood Drive – September 26th 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Montessori Journey – New Families ONLY
The Montessori Journey is today, Friday, August 25 from 6-7:30pm. This event allows parents to experience what it is like to work with the materials that the students use from the Early Childhood through 5th level. Child Care for CMS students will be available. To staff accordingly, please RSVP to email@example.com.
After School Classes
CMS after school classes will be starting the week of September 11th. If you are interested, please review each flier for more information! To register, you can bring a check or Venmo (if available) to the specific teacher listed on the flier. Please turn in the form to the teacher/office via email or at school pick up & drop off.
Early Childhood Classes (ages 3-6):
We are reminding families to please stay in your cars and wait for a teacher to come to get your student. Our arrival procedure is to ensure the safety of our students, to be as efficient as we can, getting our students to class on time and preventing traffic on Monte Vista Road. Thank you for your support and understanding.
Morning Parking Lot Procedures-Elementary Students 8:15-8:30-Use Curb Unless Full
- 1st level-5th level students-Curbside
If there is no room on the curb please pull into the parking lot to avoid backing up the traffic on Monte Vista Road-Please stop at the crosswalk and wait to be moved forward
- If your student is late and it is before 8:40, you need to drive through the parking lot. Your student will be marked tardy-Please stop at the crosswalk and wait to be moved forward
Early Childhood Students 8:15-8:30
Two Lanes in Parking Lot- Ladybug,Bumblebee and Dragonfly students-Please stop at the crosswalk and wait to be moved forward
- Please do not get out of your car, your teacher will take your student from the car
- Please take a right hand turn only out of parking lot
***If you have students in elementary and early childhood please use the curb drop off unless it is full please use lane 2 or 3.
Half Day Dismissals-12:30
Please pull up in front of the office. Walk to the front office gate to pick up your student.
Early Childhood 2:30-2:45 Dismissals
- Please use 2 lanes and stop at the crosswalk and wait to be moved forward and your student will be brought out to you
- If the parking lot is full please use the curb and your student will be taken to you
**If you have children in both EC and Elementary your EC student will be dismissed at the 3:00 dismissal.
Elementary 3:00-3:15 Dismissals
- 4th and 5th level students will be dismissed from the curb
- 1st-3rd level students will be dismissed in the parking lot using 2 lanes
- Please wait at the crosswalk until you are moved forward
Attendance and Tardiness
Country Montessori puts an emphasis on the importance of students being to school on time not only for themselves but for their classmates and classroom. All students should be in class by 8:30.
There is a grace period until 8:40 for our Early Childhood students to accommodate car seats;however we encourage all of our EC students to arrive by 8:30. This does not apply to elementary students. Daily attendance is taken each morning and recorded. Absences and tardies will be reflected on the students report card and we discourage excessive tardiness and absences.
Late Arrival Procedures
If your student is late to school you need to park and accompany them and wait outside the office in the enclosed area. Administration will take all tardy students to class at 9:00 AM. Please make every effort to have your student to school on time. This applies to both Early Childhood and elementary students.
Morning child care is offered every morning at 7:30 and after school child care is from 2:45-6:00 PM. If you are interested in our unlimited child care please contact Jose at Joseb@countrymontessori.org. Please wait outside the front gate with your child when dropping off for child care and a teacher will greet you at the gate. Follow the same procedure when picking up your child from afternoon child care.
Please do not send your student to school with any symptoms or if they are not feeling well and to be able to return to school their symptoms need to be improving. If your student has a fever, is vomiting, has diarrhea or is on an antibiotic they may not return to school for 24 hours and be symptom free. We appreciate your support and understanding.
All illnesses need to be reported to Susank@countrymontessori.org. Negative Covid tests are still required for symptoms; however please have your child stay at home for the following:
- Runny noses
- Wet cough
- Vomiting-Students need to be vomit free for 24 hours (without medication)
- Fever-Students need to be fever free for 24 hours (without medication)
- Tired/Not feeling 100%-We want our students to feel well while at school
- Diarrhea-Students need to be diarrhea free for 24 hours (without medication)
For visitor parking please use the spots in front of the school. The parking spots located by the dumpster are employee parking and certain staff arrive at different times of the day.
Parent Participation Hours
The CMS Parent Participation Policy provides parents and extended family members the opportunity to get involved with and support CMS.
Each family is required to provide 20 hours of service per school year. Single parent families are required to provide 10 hours. Families may also elect to pay $25 per hour of service ($500) in lieu of providing service hours.
Head Injury Policy
In the event of an injury above the neck we will call the student’s parents to inform them of the incident and require them to come to the school and check them out and make the decision to take their student home or leave them at school. The student is monitored until the parent comes to school. If the staff member notices any changes to the student’s condition, 911 will be called and the parent is immediately called to let them know.
CMS Blood Drive
We are hosting a community Blood Drive on Tuesday, September 26th from 9:00 am – 2:30 pm. Please help us support the San Diego Blood Bank by stopping by CMS and donating blood. Click on the image below, or scan the QR code to register today.