MORNING DROP OFF
Drop off begins at 7:45 am for all students.
We highly encourage you to use the car line for drop off and pick up of your child.
The school gate closes at 8:05 am, and any student arriving after that is officially tardy.
If your child is tardy, you MUST park and walk your child to the main office to sign the tardy sheet.
CHILDREN ARE NOT ALLOWED TO WALK ACROSS THE STREET BY THEMSELVES.
DROP OFF SECTIONS
Families who have only elementary students will drop off at the EAST GATE.
Families who have kindergarten or both kindergarten and elementary students will drop off at the WEST GATE.
Designated staff members at the gate will assist the children in exiting the car and ensure they enter school grounds. Additional staff members inside the fence will watch the children walk to their respective classrooms.
Afternoon dismissal begins at 2:55 pm.
Parents will have until 3:15 pm to pick up their children.
Students will be called from their classroom when their parents arrive.
Parents are to remain in their car or outside the gate until students come out to them.
No students shall be released within the final 30 minutes of the school day unless the principal/designee determines it is an emergency (SB Policy 5.5).
AFTERCARE PROGRAM ***
Children enrolled in aftercare will be escorted to their designated location immediately after dismissal ends at 3:15 pm.
Students must be picked up by 6:00 pm.
Late fees will begin to accrue at a rate of $10.00 for every 10 minutes after 6:00 pm.
***There is a monthly fee for aftercare services. Please contact the office if you’d like to enroll your child in aftercare.
EMERGENCY PROCEDURES/SEVERE WEATHER
South Broward Montessori Charter School will follow the recommendations of the Broward County School Board for all emergencies and/or school closings.
Each family MUST complete the “Emergency Contact Form” at the beginning of every school year indicating who has permission to pick up their child.
In the case of severe weather, all parents will be informed of weather-related concerns via email, phone message, voice call, and/or the school website.
Parents will need to make arrangements for immediate pick up of their child in cases of severe weather or school closure.
No aftercare and/or after school specials will be available.
UNIFORM POLICY & DRESS CODE
A higher standard of dress encourages respect for individual students and others, and results in a higher standard of behavior.
It is unacceptable for students to alter the school uniform in any way.
Shoes: Students must wear closed-toe black shoes, sneakers or Mary Jane style. Shoes that have roller skate wheels on the bottom are not permitted.
Shirts: All shirts must be tucked in every day. The following are the designated colors by level:
SBMCS royal blue shirt - kindergarten
SBMCS navy blue shirt - 1st-3rd grade
SBMCS aqua shirt - 4th grade
Shorts/Pants/Skorts: All shorts/pants/skorts worn by the students are khaki in color and must be purchased from the designated uniform provider.
All students must also wear the khaki belt that is available from the uniform store.
Jewelry: In general earrings are acceptable; however, only small post earrings are allowed.
Students are required to wear their South Broward Montessori Charter School uniform every day under normal circumstances.The only exceptions are:
Special school events: Parents and students will be notified in advance of the dress code for special school events.
P.E. day: P.E. uniforms must be worn on the child’s designated P.E. day.
Dress down day: Every Thursday or Friday, depending on your child’s classroom, is a dress down day--please ask your teacher which is your day. On dress down days, students must dress appropriately for school--no tank tops, short shorts, sandals, clothing with offensive language/images, etc.*
* If you choose to participate in a Dress Down Day, please send $1.00 cash donation with your child.
DRESS CODE VIOLATIONS
If a child comes to school without wearing the proper uniform/clothing for the day, the following procedures will occur:
First offense: verbal reminder to the child, parent is contacted
Second offense: note home to the parent, parent signature required
Third offense: parent is notified to pick up the child or bring the uniform to school
Further offenses: principal requests a conference with the parent