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January News

Happy New Year!

The holidays are behind us and we are ready for 2017.

A huge thank you for all of the thoughtful gifts and words of appreciation.  Your gifts of holiday goodies and wonderful surprises made for a pleasant season.

Our annual Parent Survey will be coming out via email this month.  Please take a moment to give us your feed back.

Please remember to update all of your personal information with Mrs. Snyder  It is important that we are able to contact you regarding your child if it becomes necessary.

If you have any questions, please reach out to me.

Thank you,

Mary Regan


For Parents

Sick Policy

Flu and cold season is here!  Please adhere to our sick policy.  We strive to keep a safe and clean environment for all of our students and staff.  As per our Parent Handbook , a sick child must stay home where he/she is most relaxed and comfortable. Children may be sent home if they have any of the specific symptoms listed on this form. In addition, a child must be free of all these specified symptoms for at least one school day and up to 48 hours  before he/she can be admitted back to Merryhill Schools at the Principals discretion. These symptoms are as follow:

  • A fever of 101 degrees or more.
  • Vomiting within the previous 24-hour period.
  • Diarrhea within the previous 24-hour period, including recurring episodes at school.
  • Heavy nasal discharge indicative of infection.
  • Constant cough or sore throat.
  • Fussy, cranky and generally not himself/herself.
  • Skin rash, excluding minor diaper rash.
  • Head lice.
  • Symptoms of a communicative disease.

Following an illness, a child may return to school once he/she has either been seen by a doctor or it has been determined that the illness is not contagious. (A Pediatrician’s clearance may be requested, as necessary.)

Important Dates

January 3rd – Preschool Classes Resume

January 16th – No School in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 21st – Open House (this is a great time for our current families to come out and talk to the upcoming school year teachers that your child will be moving up to in the fall)

January 28th – Chinese New Year (Year of the Rooster)

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