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PRESCHOOL PROGRAM
Michael Sheppard, Superintendent Pupil Services Director, Lisa Bruening 390 Fair Street Berea, Ohio 44017 Preschool Mary Ellen Butler, Office Assistant 16900 Holland Road Brook Park, Ohio 44142 Krista Dickens, Preschool Coordinator 1-216-898-8840 x7675 Preschool Intervention Services Bethany Baker, Preschool Psychologist 1-216-898-8840 x7694 If you suspect your child is experiencing developmental difficulties, intervention services are available. PRESCHOOL LOCATIONS AND LEAD TEACHERS
BROOKPARK MEMORIAL ELEMENTARY Angela Litherland Itinerant Intervention Specialists: Debbie Urbach-Mallin Speech/Language Pathologists: BROOKVIEW ELEMENTARY Beth Wroten BIG CREEK ELEMENTARY Elaine Cooke GRINDSTONE ELEMENTARY Rachel Nitzsche (Call these numbers if you wish to report student absences or ask questions about your child.) Philosophy. 1-3 Components of Our Program. Parent Conferences and Progress Reports. Health/Management of Communicable Disease. Helpful Things to Know. 9-13 Book Bags. 9 Field Trips. Transportation. 11 Parent Involvement ……………………………………………………………………………. Tuition……………………………………………………………………. 12-13 Court Orders, Name Changes, and Updating Contact Info.…………… 14 Required Enrollment Forms ………………………………………………….………. Reporting Child Abuse/Endangerment………………………………………………… Berea City Schools
Preschool Programs
The Berea City School District offers several preschool programs for children between the ages of 3-5 years old. These preschool programs are located in several of the District's elementary school buildings. Our preschool program is governed by our current Board of Education members. Programs
Early Childhood Education Classroom is taught by one Early Childhood
Education teacher, providing instruction to typically developing students. Maximum number of students is 22. Coteach Classroom involves an Intervention Specialist and an Early
Childhood Education teacher providing instruction to both typically developing students and children with disabilities in one classroom. Maximum number of students is 23. Preschool Special Education Classroom is taught by an Intervention
Specialist, providing instruction to students who have been formally evaluated and deemed eligible for special education services in the areas of physical development, cognition, communication, social-emotional skills, adaptive development, or vision/hearing. Maximum number of students is 12 (8 students with IEP's and 4 typically developing students). Itinerant Services are provided by an Intervention Specialist or a Speech
and Language Therapist. Services are provided in a variety of settings. Philosophy
Young children have a thirst for knowledge but it must be given on each individual's level of understanding. So many things we see and take for granted every day are marvelous discoveries for young children. The philosophy of the Berea City Schools Preschool Programs is based on the theory that children learn as they actively construct their own knowledge through first-hand experiences. It is through the interaction of the child with peers, adults, and objects that knowledge is acquired and also revised. Our integration of both typically developing children and children with disabilities demonstrates our commitment to the celebration of diversity, the importance of a developmentally appropriate program for all children, and the value of an environment that reflects the natural world. The rate of a child's growth and development is unique for each individual. The primary emphasis of this program's curriculum is to establish an environment which promotes the child's learning and is constantly being expanded to meet the child's needs. We believe that there should be a balance between teacher-directed and child-directed activities and that a child needs to proceed at his or her own pace in a rich child-centered environment that: * considers a child's total development; socially, emotionally, intellectually and physically. provides activities and experiences that are based on the knowledge of how young children grow, develop and learn. * provides opportunities to discover and problem solve through direct encourages and fosters active learning through the use of concrete materials, manipulatives, and whole body movement. recognizes that different levels of ability and development are expected, valued and accepted. provides experiences and activities which respect individual interests, cultures, gender, and race. provides experiences and interactions which foster language development and are integrated into the "active learning" process. encourages language development as a tool for communicating, listening, thinking, sharing ideas and sharing experiences. children learn to interact and cooperate with others, share and be responsible to others as a member of a group, find acceptable outlets for their emotions and develop self control. helps to develop self-esteem and a positive self-image. enables the child to make choices that will foster independence, self-confidence and a sense of responsibility. provides adults who are sensitive to children's needs; and provides adults who are loving, caring, positive role models, and who serve as facilitators for the child's learning. recognizes a balance between active and quiet play as well as between group and individual play. Our early childhood program provides a core curriculum (supported by Creative Curriculum®) which includes: language arts, math, science, geography, health, art, and movement education. Classrooms provide literacy-rich environments, providing the foundations that are essential for reading and writing. We work in cooperation with our kindergarten and elementary teachers to provide a curriculum based on foundational learning. Our program is licensed by the State of Ohio and our curriculum aligned with the Ohio Dept. of Education Early Learning and Developmental Standards. Components of Our Program

Learning Centers

In this program learning is accomplished through the extensive use of
learning centers. These centers are specific content areas that allow
children to experiment, explore, create, discover and interact. The centers
are designed with the interest of the child in mind and with developmentally
appropriate materials. Many skills can be learned in these centers through
play, and therefore, skills are not being taught in isolation but are
integrated throughout the program.
Importance of Play
Play is a child's main activity during the preschool years. Jerome Bruner, a
social psychologist, states that "play is.the principle business of childhood".
Play is the way children experience and learn about the world and how they
can cope with it and establish foundations for life long learning. Play
promotes the develo
pment of the "whole" child,
emotionally, physically, intellectually and socially. In play a child experiences
his/her greatest opportunity to control his/her environment and promote a
positive approach to learning.

Staff

The preschool class is taught by an Early Childhood Teacher or Intervention
Specialist with Educational Teacher Assistant(s). It may also be taught by a
teaching team consisting of an Early Childhood Teacher and Intervention
Specialist with Educational Teacher Assistant(s). The primary role of each
team member is to be a facilitator of learning. Essentially the teacher sets
the stage for learning and ensures that the developmental needs of the
children are being met. Within this environment the teacher and teacher
assistants are careful observers. It is through careful observation that the
team can assess how a child relates to his/her peers, how he/she uses
materials, a child's strengths and weaknesses, a child's best modality for
learning, and make changes or adaptations that could help a child to learn.
The classroom may also be supported by related services such as Speech and
Language Pathologist (SLP), Occupational Therapist (OT), and Physical
Therapist (PT). Children qualify for these services through a multi-factored
evaluation by the Preschool Assessment Team.
SLP is available to enhance language skills individually or in a small
group. Language development serves as a strong base for our programs, and is emphasized in all areas.  OT works with children to improve or develop the fine, gross and
sensory motor skills needed to perform school and daily living tasks on a normal basis.  PT will provide services individually for a child, who is in need of
support, to improve or maintain strength and/or range of motion and to encourage motor and reflex development.
Communication
Because each child is a unique individual with special talents, interests, and
needs, understanding and meeting those needs is important. To accomplish
this it is vital for parents and teachers to work together closely so that we
establish a secure and trusting parent-child-teacher relationship which
builds a bridge between the home and school. Communication between home
and school is an important element of the program. Parents are their child's
first and primary teacher and are one of the preschool team's most valuable
resources. Parents are encouraged to be active participants in their child's
education.
Verbal communication should always be ongoing. Written communications are
also important to keep you and the teacher well informed of your child's
activities. Our monthly calendars and newsletters are a good means of
relaying events and skills being worked on and encouraging follow through at
home. A brief description of what is happening at school gives you an avenue
of communication that may not have been shared by your child.
We would also appreciate knowing if there is anything special or unusual
affecting your child or family. Illnesses, best friends moving away, ill pets,
or a death, all affect children in different ways. Often a child needs
support and understanding during those special times and making us aware of
a situation helps. Call us before or after school or send us a note if you
prefer.
Informal parent meetings will be encouraged throughout the year. Activities
may include sharing of preschool experiences, family fun, child development,
etc. We look forward to sharing these times with you. You will also be
informed of meetings, workshops and seminars that may be offered through
the school district or other sources.
Everyone needs to be able to express themselves and to be heard.
Sometimes the most important thing we can do for someone is to listen. If
no one will listen to a child, he/she loses his/her feeling of self-worth. A
child's self-image is the key to learning.

Child Support Services
If you suspect your child is experiencing developmental difficulties in the
following areas: physical, cognitive, communication, social or emotional,
adaptive, or vision/hearing, intervention services are available. You may
request an Intervention Assistance Team Meeting through your child's
teacher.
Parent Support Services
Parent training, resources/literature, and consultation are available. Please
refer to your copy of the Community Resource Directory for a
comprehensive list of services and agencies available at
www.berea.k12.oh.us/preschool.
PARENT CONFERENCES
PROGRESS REPORTS
Your child's progress will be shared with you periodically. If at any time during the year, one of the teachers observes a special concern, you will be notified. If you desire a special conference, one can be arranged at any time.  A written progress report will be sent home during the fall and again in the spring. Conferences may be scheduled at this time.  For children on IEPs, progress on IEP goals will be reported quarterly. A conference will be held annually to review and revise IEP goals. In January/February there will be a Transition Conference for parents whose children are on IEPs and who will be going to kindergarten next year. Conferences are a time to plan and share together in your child's education. GENERAL INFORMATION
CLINIC SERVICES

Each school maintains a clinic with a Southwest General Health Center
School Health Specialist who is trained in CPR and first aid. For treatment
beyond basic first aid, families should consult a physician, or in an emergency
situation, 911 may be called.
1. Health
Update/Emergency Contacts Form
The blank form given to all students at registration should be completed and returned before starting school. Each year a "Health Alert List" is generated for school staff based on the current information provided. This confidential list alerts school staff to things such as students' allergies, special needs, seizures, diabetes, etc. Parents/Guardians must keep the school informed of "day- time" telephone numbers where they or a designated adult may be reached. "Emergency Contacts" must be able to come to school within 45 minutes of a call to pick up a sick or injured child. These forms need to be completed and given to the teacher by the first day of school or the child cannot be left in our care. 2. Medication
Assistance
Students will be assisted with their medications by the School Health Specialist or personnel designated by the preschool administrator. A "Medication Assistance Form" must be filled out and on file in the clinic for a student to receive any medication at school (including over-the-counter medication such as cough drops, Motrin,…). 3. Immunizations
Students enrolled in preschool must have written proof of immunizations currently required under Ohio law on file at their school. Ohio law requires schools to exclude students from attendance no later than thirty school days after admission if they are not properly immunized. For specific requirements please contact your School Health Specialist or the preschool administrator. 4. Screenings
Basic vision and hearing screenings within 60 business days upon entrance to preschool are provided during scheduled clinic hours. A child who does not pass two screening attempts will have a referral letter sent home. 5. Communicable Illness
If your child should contact a communicable illness, please notify the school. We will then be alerted to watch for symptoms in the other children and, if necessary, inform other parents. Management of Communicable Disease
3301-37-11 Management of Communicable Disease
(A)
A staff person trained to recognize the common signs of communicable
disease or other illness shall observe each child daily as he or she enters the
program. A "person trained to recognize the common signs of communicable
disease" means any person trained in prevention, recognition, and management of
communicable diseases as required by paragraph (D) of rule 3301-37-07 of the
Administrative Code.
(B)The following precautions shall be taken for children suspected of having a
communicable disease:
(1) The program shall immediately notify the parent or guardian of the child's condition when a child has been observed with signs or symptoms of illness. (2) A child with any of the following signs or symptoms of illness shall be immediately isolated and discharged to his parent or guardian: a) Diarrhea (more than one abnormally loose stool within a twenty-four hour b) Severe Coughing, causing the child to become red or blue in the face or to make a whooping sound c) Difficult or rapid breathing d) Yellowish skin or eyes e) Conjunctivitis f) Temperature of one hundred degrees Fahrenheit taken by the auxiliary method when in combination with other signs of illness g) Untreated infected skin patch(es) h) Unusually dark urine and /or grey or white stool i) Stiff neck j) Evidence of lice, scabies, or other parasitic infestation PLEASE KEEP YOUR CHILD HOME FOR THE FOLLOWING:
 Coughing-if your child has a persistent disruptive cough  Diarrhea – until diarrhea has ceased for 24 hours without medication  Fever 100 degrees or higher – until fever below 100 degrees for 24 hours without medication  Lice or Nits – until treated and "nit-free" (child must be checked by clinic or office staff before returning to the classroom)  Rash – if rash is untreated or if child is too uncomfortable even if treated  Strep Throat/Scarlet Fever – until child has been on antibiotics for 24  Vomiting – until vomiting has ceased for 24 hours without medication
If your child becomes ill at school, you will be contacted and expected to pick up
your child immediately. Until that time, the child will be separated from the other
children and permitted to rest. Your child will always be under adult supervision and
at no time left alone. If you cannot be reached, the emergency number on the
registration card will be called. Please keep that number current and alert the
designated person that their number has been used for that purpose.
Check with a doctor for diagnosis, treatment, and the proper time for returning to
school.
Please notify the school and, if applicable, the transportation department
(216-898-8301).

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the School Health Specialist at your child's building.
Helpful Things to Know

CLOTHING
Please dress your child for active play. We fingerprint, easel paint, glue, cook, and actively discover and learn. Children feel more comfortable if they are wearing play clothes. Please remember that accidents will happen and it is best if clothing is washable. Tennis shoes are best for movement activities and climbing. Please put your child's name on each article of outdoor type clothing. Each child will need an extra change of clothes to be left at school fully labeled with the child's name. Children must be toilet trained to participate in our preschool program, unless the child has an I.E.P. (Individualized Education Program). BOOK BAGS
On many days your child may have various items to bring home from school. A large
book bag, labeled with your child's name, would be an easy enjoyable way for your
child to independently and safely take items home. This is also a convenient and
safe way of delivering newsletters and notes from school or from home. Please
check your child's bag every day and encourage him or her to share with you about
the items inside.
FIELD TRIPS
Field trips are determined by the Board of Education. There may be at least one "bus" field trip each year. Other trips may include walking in the immediate school area. In addition, classroom visitors and outside resource people will provide further experiences for the children. Several weeks notice will be given before any trips are taken and permission slips must be filled out prior to the trip. BIRTHDAYS
Birthdays are special, especially to the preschool child. If you would like, you may send a treat for your child's birthday. Please notify the teacher the week you are going to bring a treat. Another way to celebrate a birthday would be to purchase a book for the reading corner. The book could be read in special recognition of that day and then be left as a sharing gift for the entire class. Birthdays will be celebrated on an individual basis DISCIPLINE
It is the philosophy of the preschool program to approach all situations in a
positive redirective manner, always keeping the child's positive self-image as
a primary concern. Interactions with the child will be done in a caring, loving
manner. After verbal redirection has been tried, separation from the
problem situation may be needed. The teacher and child will discuss the
situation and determine the appropriate replacement behavior. Parents will
be informed if at any time behavior is presenting problems, so that we can
work on a plan to encourage more appropriate behavior. Any new changes or
experiences in your child's life that may be affecting his/her behavior need
to be shared with your child's teacher. Below is the Ohio Department of
Education policy for behavior management and discipline:

3301-37-10 Behavior management/discipline.
(A) A preschool staff member in charge of a child or a group of children
shall be responsible for their discipline.
(B) The center shall have a written discipline policy describing the center's
philosophy of discipline and the specific methods of discipline used at the
center. This written policy shall be on file at the center for review.
Constructive, developmentally appropriate child guidance and management
techniques are to be used at all times, and shall include such measures as
redirection, separation from problem situations, talking with the child about
the situation, and praise for appropriate behavior.
(C) The center's actual methods of discipline shall apply to all persons on the
premises and shall be restricted as follows:
(1) There shall be no cruel, harsh, corporal punishment or any unusual
punishments such as, but not limited to, punching, pinching, shaking, spanking,
or biting.
(2) No discipline shall be delegated to any other child.
(3) No physical restraints shall be used to confine a child by any means other
than holding a child for a short period of time, such as in a protective hug,
so the child may regain control.
(4) No child shall be placed in a locked room or confined in an enclosed area
such as a closet, a box, or a similar cubicle.
(5) No child shall be subjected to profane language, threats, derogatory
remarks about himself or his family, or other verbal abuse.
(6) Discipline shall not be imposed on a child for failure to eat, failure to
sleep, or for toileting accidents.
(7) Techniques of discipline shall not humiliate, shame, or frighten a child.
(8) Discipline shall not include withholding food, rest, or toilet use.
(9) Separation, when used as discipline shall be brief in duration
and appropriate to the child's age and developmental ability, and the child shall be within sight and hearing of a preschool staff member in a safe, lighted, and well-ventilated space. (10) The center shall not abuse or neglect children and shall protect children from abuse and neglect while in attendance in the preschool program. (D) The parent of a child enrolled in a center shall receive the center's written discipline policy. (E) All preschool staff members shall receive a copy of the center's discipline policy for review upon employment. As required by Public Law 94-142, transportation may be provided by the
school district for a preschool child identified with a disability. Children will
be picked up at their homes or day care, within the Berea City School
District, at a scheduled time and returned home (or to day care) at the end
of school. Staff will meet the children at their vehicles when they arrive at
school and accompany them into the building. Children will also be safely
assisted to their vehicle at the end of the school day. If your child rides
the bus and is absent, please notify the school and the transportation
department (216-898-8301).
For all other children attending our preschool programs, transportation is
the responsibility of the parents. Your strict adherence to the starting and
ending times of class is greatly appreciated by the staff who needs to
prepare for other classes. We discourage the use of cell phones during
arrival and/or departure times when you are in our buildings.
If someone else is to pick your child up, we must have a written note from
you, giving the person's name and relationship or they must be listed on the
Transportation Form you completed at orientation. This individual must have
proper identification in the form of a picture ID. This is for your child's
safety. Our preschool staff has the right to determine if your child can be
safely transported before releasing them to anyone.
PARENT INVOLVEMENT
We encourage parents to participate in our program in a variety of ways including formal/informal conferences, accompanying children on field trips, family events, volunteer tasks, and continuous improvement efforts. Parents are always welcomed to come into the classroom and spend time in your child's environment. Simply call to inform us, so that we do not have too many visitors on one given day. Please make other arrangements for siblings during your visitation. All visitors must report to the office when they enter the building. Our school district has developed a policy that requires a background check of volunteers or chaperones who will be supervising children while out of sight of a district employee. Please speak to your child's teacher about this policy if you are interested in volunteering. These rules are necessary to ensure the safety of the children. Our registration packet contains a form for parents to specify any accommodations their child might need (cultural and ethnic, food allergies, special diets). Written doctor notes are required for food allergies or special diets. Berea City School District's Dietician Supervisor receives all forms that require special accommodations and plans all special diets. Our preschool licensing rules specify homemade snacks are not permitted. Following the United States Department of Agriculture guidelines, teachers will assign snacks to parents. Some healthy snack examples and serving sizes are listed below: Milk 100% fruit juice ½ cup 1 tbsp. p.butter Goldfish crackers ¼ cup Bagel with cream ½ serving bagel cheese Tuition is due the 15th of each month prior to attendance. For your convenience, each family will receive a payment book. Each month, tear out and return the appropriate payment coupon with your payment. You may pay by cash, check or money order. Checks should be made payable to BEREA BOARD OF EDUCATION (B.B.O.E.) Tuition payments accepted over the phone (216-433-0808) with MASTERCARD, VISA or DISCOVER. Monthly auto payment with a credit card is also available; auto pay forms are available in the Community Services Office. The monthly tuition is an average of the number of days in the
school year divided by nine months. Short months, five-week months,
holidays, and three snow days have been averaged in. This means that
beginning in August (for August/September payment) through April (for
May/June payment) you will pay the same amount each month.
Deductions WILL NOT be made for a child's absence due to illness unless
the child is absent two or more consecutive weeks. A signed statement from
your physician will be required upon the child's return. There also will be
NO DEDUCTIONS FOR FAMILY VACATIONS; we have vacation times
already in our school schedule.

ALL TUITION ACCOUNTS MUST BE CURRENT ON THE FIRST DAY
OF EACH MONTH.
If you become more than one month past due in your
tuition, your child may be prohibited from attending preschool until the
balance is paid. If your tuition becomes two months past due, your child will
be withdrawn from our preschool program. Outstanding balances not
addressed by May 1st may prohibit your child from participating in end-of-
the-year preschool activities. Families will not be permitted to enroll in
BCSD Preschool Programs or Extended Care Services in the future. If you
desire to withdraw your child, you must notify the Community Service Office
(see office information below) in writing so that we will not hold a place for
your child and keep charging your account.

NO PAYMENT WILL BE ACCEPTED BY THE TEACHERS
; payments are to
be mailed to:
Community Services Office (Attention M. Butler) Brook Park, Ohio 44142 Payments can also be made at the Preschool Office located inside Brook Park Memorial Elementary School. There are secure payment boxes located in front of the main office and in the Preschool Hallway across from Rm. #7 in Brook Park Elementary. The office is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. SCHOLARSHIP ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
The Berea City School District has received a grant from the State of Ohio to provide financial assistance to low-income families who otherwise could not consider a preschool experience for their three- or four-year-old youngsters. CHILDREN MUST BE ENROLLED IN A FOUR DAY PER WEEK PROGRAM. Students will receive child development and growth assessments, health, and social services. Families awarded this assistance agree to assist teachers in completing required screenings, assessments, and home visits (2 per school year). THE APPLICATION FOR SCHOLARSHIP ASSISTANCE MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH THE EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM REGISTRATION FORM. The information on the application will be treated confidentially, and will be used only to determine eligibility and to verify data. The information may be checked by school officials at any time during the school year. For additional information, income-eligibility scales, and application forms, contact the Community Services Office (216-433-0808). COURT ORDERS
The preschool program must have on file a copy of any court order which indicates custody, a restraining order, etc. This makes us aware of any restrictions on the non-custodial parent. All legal changes of this type must be brought to our attention at the time of change. CHANGING STUDENT'S LAST NAME
It is not unusual these days for families to ask that a child's name be changed on school records or that a child simply be called by the "last name" they desire. The information which follows should assist you whenever this situation arises. Request For Changing Student(s) Name: A. A court order must be presented whenever a request is made for changing a student's last name. B. If a parent wants a child to assume (or be called by) the "new name" prior to receiving a court order for the change, the procedure listed below should be followed: The parent (s) should send a copy of the application, which has been stamped by the Probate Court, to the Coordinator. A copy of this application should be made and kept on file in the Coordinator's confidential file. It is important for the parents to inform the Coordinator when the court has officially acted on the application for a new name. Updating Contact Information
If a family moves or any other contact information changes, the parents just contact and update the teacher immediately. If the child is on an I.E.P. and moves, the parents must contact the Registrar at the Berea Board of Education at 216-898-8300 to update registration paperwork. Enrollment Forms

THE STATE OF OHIO LICENSING REGULATIONS REQUIRE THAT
THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION BE ON FILE BEFORE A CHILD
CAN BEGIN SCHOOL. The regulations will be rigidly enforced. Therefore
we will require that the following forms be dropped off or mailed to the Community Services Office by August 1: PRESCHOOL CENSUS FORM - This form must contain the
names of three people authorized and available to pick up your child should you be unavailable. TWO EMERGENCY MEDICAL AUTHORIZATION CARDS -
This card must contain the names and phone numbers of both doctor and dentist. One is kept in the main school office. IMMUNIZATION AND PHYSICAL FORM - This form must be
completed and signed by a physician. Physicals expire one year from date of the last physical. Physicals must remain current
throughout the school year. Expired physicals and incomplete immunizations may result in exclusion from preschool until updated. We suggest that you schedule the exam between May and July to ensure that it remains current for the entire school year. This form can be accessed via the district's website @ www.berea.k12.oh.us. >ServicesTab >Health Services>Health Forms>Immunization & Physical Examination Form. DENTAL ASSESSMENT FORM – The American Academy of
Pediatrics believe dental screenings are very important for young children. If you choose not to have your child seen by a dentist, you should return this dental assessment form with your signature and complete #7. HEALTH HISTORY UPDATE & EMERGENCY CONTACTS
FORM- This form must be completed and signed by a
parent/guardian. For your child's safety, they cannot attend school until this form is complete. COPY OF A BIRTH CERTIFICATE MUST BE ON FILE
FIELD TRIP, ROSTER, MEDIA PERMISSION FORM – Each
section of this form must be completed and signed by a
parent/guardian.
Additional required district forms:
8.)
Transportation/Photograph Form Website Permission Form 10.) Home Language Survey Form 11.) Preschool Questionnaire
ALL PAPERWORK MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE YOUR CHILD STARTS
SCHOOL. PARENT-CHILD ORIENTATION TAKES PLACE BEFORE
SCHOOL STARTS.
It is also imperative that we have a current address and phone number on file at all times. PLEASE CONTACT US IMMEDIATELY AT 1-216-433-
0808, IF YOU HAVE ANY CHANGE IN ADDRESS, HOME PHONE
NUMBER, OR WORK NUMBER.
REPORTING CHILD ABUSE/ENDANGERMENT
If you feel your child is in danger from others or yourself (e.g.
physical/sexual/emotional abuse or neglect), your should contact Cuyahoga
County's Child and Family Services 216-696-KIDS (5437). This number is
available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Anyone can make a report. However, according to Ohio Revised Code,
Section 2151.421, the following professionals who work with children are
mandated to report suspected cases:
 Attorneys  Physicians, including hospital interns or residents  Dentists  Podiatrists  Practitioners of a limited branch of medicine or surgery as defined under Section 4731.15 of the Ohio Revised Code  Registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, visiting nurses, other health care professionals  Licensed psychologists, licensed school psychologists  Speech pathologists or audiologist  Coroners  Administrators or employees of a child care center  Administrators or employees of a certified child care agency or other public or private children services agency  School teachers, school employees, school authorities  Social Workers  Licensed professional counselors  Persons who render spiritual treatment through prayer in accordance with the tenets of a well-recognized religion. BEREA CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION GRIEVANCE POLICY The Board believes that complaints and grievances are best handled and resolved as close to their origin as possible. The staff should be given the opportunity to consider the issues and attempt to resolve the problems prior to involvement by the Board; therefore, the proper channeling of complaints involving instruction, discipline, or learning materials will be as follows:  Employee  Principal/ Supervisor/ Coordinator  Superintendent  Board If a complaint, which was presented to the Board and referred through the proper channels, is adjusted before it comes back to the Board, a report of the disposition of the matter will be made to the Board and then placed in the official files. The Board expects the staff to receive complaints courteously and to make a proper reply to the complainant. Matters referred to the Superintendent and/or Board must be in writing and are expected to be specific in terms of the action desired. Berea City School District Preschool Coordinator Brook Park Memorial Elementary 16900 Holland Road Brook Park, OH 44142 216-898-8840x7675 Berea City School District Superintendent Berea Board of Education Ohio Department of Education Compliant policies, contacts and phone numbers are posted by all BCSD preschool classrooms. BCSD preschool program licenses and compliance reports are posted in each classroom. Parents may also request copies of inspection reports at the Community Services Office. Together We Can

Brave smiles with bright eager eyes, An occasional quivering lip.
A flurry of kisses and huggy goodbyes, the first day of school comes as quite a surprise! There are new faces at which to stare, new sights, new smells and sounds. Ever wondering which one will care if I cough or am hungry or fall to the But all it takes is a touch, a pat and a friendly grin, to reassure each little one who is about to begin. These tender babes to us are given, to guide and teach the rules of living with nature, family, friends and oneself. So it's with love and concern we are constantly driven to help keep alive that childhood yearning.for knowledge and to continue learning. So this is our challenge as the year starts anew. It's exciting, yet frightening but it is truly the greatest of honors, too!! Together We Can! Thanks for Sharing Your Child With Us! The Preschool Team (K. Faggella 1988) PARENT ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE
A Parent Activities Committee will play an important role in supporting our program in a variety of ways including continuous improvement practices. If you are interested in serving on the Parent Activities Committee, please fill out the form below and return it to your child's preschool teacher or to Community Services. For more information regarding the Parent Activities Committee, please contact Krista Dickens, Preschool Coordinator , at 1-216- If you are interested in volunteering in your child's classroom, please contact your child's teacher. She has information and a release form. Parent Activities Committee Name of Preschool
Parent Signature for Reviewing and Agreeing to adhere to the
policies and procedure in this handbook.
Parent Name:

Parent Signature:


Student Name:

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2015-2016 Strawberry Hil Elementary "Rooted in Excellence, Ready for the Future" The Anamosa Community School District does not intentionally discriminate on the basis of gender, color, gender identity, religion, socioeconomic status (for programs), race, national origin, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, or disability in the District educational programs, activities or employment practices or as otherwise prohibited by statute or regulation.

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Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 283 (2005) 160–170 Sorption of the antibiotic ofloxacin to mesoporous and nonporous alumina and silica Keith W. Goyne Jon Chorover James D. Kubicki Andrew R. Zimmerman Susan L. Brantley a Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science, University of Arizona, 429 Shantz Building, Tucson, AZ 85721-0038, USA b Department of Geosciences, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA