PARENT HANDBOOK UPDATES
At our March board meeting, the CDC Board of Directors approved a few changes to our parent handbook. These changes involve our immunization policy and school closure policy. The specific changes read:
The CDC adheres to medical mandates endorsed by the Tennessee Department of Health, the Center for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics regarding the safety and efficacy of childhood vaccinations for the health and safety of all children in our program. We cannot support or allow the enrollment or participation of any child who has not been immunized against preventable illness.
The CDC requires that each student present an official immunization record from the Tennessee Department ofHealth, available at your health care provider’s office or a local health department office, for entry into school.
The CDC is committed to following our posted yearly calendar, which follows Knox County schools.
However, there are circumstances beyond our control that may require us to close school, including inclement weather, building issues or school wide illnesses. The decision to close school will not be made lightly. If we are able to meet state mandated teacher/student ratios, we will be open! If we do have to close unexpectedly, we will notify parents as soon as possible via e-mail, Facebook, Instagram and teacher communications.
We do follow Knox County School’s schedule for inclement weather. If Knox County closes for inclement weather, the CDC will also close. If Knox County Schools opens late due to inclement weather, we will also open late.
The complete parent handbook can be found on our website at
Please join us on Tuesday, 4/30 from 12:00 – 1:00 at the Parish House or on Tuesday, 4/30 from 7:00 – 8:00 at Leigh Feld’s house (9052 Legends Lake Lane, 37922) for April’s Let’s Connect with Hannah Kline. Nibbles will be served! Please RSVP to Leigh at leigh @knoxvillefumc.org or Hannah at firstname.lastname@example.org To read Hannah’s recap of the March meeting, click here!
FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Do you follow us on Social Media? If not, you’re missing good information and even better photos! Please follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/knoxvillefumccdc/?ref=bookmarks and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/cdc_at_fumc_knoxville/
We are thrilled that the weather is getting warmer! Teachers have been doublechecking their sunscreen permission slips and ensuring they have sunscreen for every student that has a permission slip on file. If you’re sending a new bottle, please be sure to send a bottle of continuous spray sunscreen. We can also apply face sticks, but we can’t apply lotion style sunscreen.
Please be sure to change your child’s extra set of clothing with seasonal appropriate clothes!
Spring pictures will be taken on Monday, May 6th and Tuesday, May 7th. Stay tuned for more information from your classroom teachers!
PERSONAL SAFETY CURRICULUM
Our 3’s and Pre-K students have begun their personal safety curriculum being taught by their classroom teachers. Teachers will send updates each week with an overview of what was taught that week. If you’d like to access the entire curriculum, you may do so here. Please let us know if you have any questions!
Thanks to all the families who participated in our parent survey. We know there were some glitchy questions that required you to choose a response even if none applied to you. Unfortunately, we aren’t able to fix those issues without losing the data from parents who have already replied. Thanks for your flexibility and understanding. If you haven’t had a chance to complete the survey, you may do so here!
PLEASE BE ON TIME FOR DROP OFF AND PICK UP
We know that life can get crazy, but please try your very best to have your children to school by 9:00 each day. Our teachers plan enriching activities each and every day and if your child is routinely arriving late, they are missing really good stuff. Additionally, it is very hard on the other children in the classroom, especially those who have trouble with transitions and it’s tough on the teachers who feel they need to interrupt their lesson plan to help your child transition into the classroom. Thank you for your understanding.