The Meher Schools Parent Handbook covers our policies and procedures and other information that's important for all Meher Schools families to know. Over the course of the year, you'll find that most questions of a general nature that you may have are answered in the handbook. The handbook includes a section about our Child Safety Program, which was published in previous years as a separate document. If you have questions about anything that's in (or isn't in) the handbook, please let us know. We're here to help!
Click here to download the 2019-20 Parent Handbook.
In the event of a school-wide emergency (such as a natural disaster), which parents might learn of from media reports or from other parents, we ask that parents wait for communication from the school via eNote or telephone rather than calling or going directly to their child’s classroom. Students will not be released from classrooms until we verify that it is safe to do so and the adult picking up a child has been verified by our Emergency Student Release Team.
With all the benefits of the Internet come certain risks, especially to children, who are trusting, curious, and unsophisticated in the ways of the world. In this article, Meher Schools Co-Principal and Safety Officer Ivy Summers outlines steps parents can take to keep their children safe in cyberspace. (This article is updated and published every year in Wednesday Messages at the request of our Child Safety Committee. )
Here are links to the online resources Ivy mentions in her article:
Ensuring your child's safety on playdates
The steady stream of requests to arrange playdates poses special challenges for parents. In this article, White Pony Director Susie Kohl suggests guidelines for responding to requests for your child to visit or stay in a friend’s home. Click here to download Susie's article.
Playdates Require Sensible Guidelines. This is a follow-up to the above.
integrated pest-management plan
The Healthy Schools Act of 2000 requires that preschools and childcare centers that use pesticides have an Integrated Pest-Management Plan. Click here to download our plan. To learn more, see "Notice of Pesticide Spraying" in part 2 of your Parent Handbook.