● A joyful, productive, and safe classroom environment which meets all regulations established and required by Henry County and the State of Georgia.
● Every classroom will maintain a teacher-student ratio not to exceed 30 students per qualified Montessori teacher. “Qualified” is hereby defined as an individual holding a certificate from AMI, AMS, MEPI, IMC/CGS or other approved training center. In addition, each classroom shall have at least one qualified assistant who has completed both on-site and Montessori Leadership training with The International Montessori Council (preferred) or other training center as approved and accepted by the Director and interns from Global training centers which choose to study under our teachers. (See Parent/Student Handbook for details).
● All teachers and staff of ABC Montessori will abide by a code of ethics reviewed with them annually. All individuals are required to demonstrate a positive attitude, good rapport with the children, and professionalism in regards to work ethic, responsibilities and appearance.
● We will provide opportunities for parent education and growth in regards to the Montessori Method of education and its 100+ year history. Parent attendance at these events is expected.
● That all persons within the ABC Community will abide by the policies, procedures and expectations as outlined in the Parent Handbook and the Staff Handbook, both of which are distributed annually and reviewed. This includes but is not limited to discipline, enrollment, uniforms, health & nutrition, medication, etc.
● Communication on your child’s progress within the environment will be provided a minimum of twice per school term (Fall/Spring) in the form of conferences. Parents are required to attend and may request additional conferences if desired.
● Provide a healthy, balanced lunch and snack for children. Requirements – Parents of enrolled students agree to:
● Participate in two conferences during the school year according to times allocated on the school calendar. Additional conferences may be scheduled by either parent or teacher.
● Observe their child’s classroom at least twice each year. Appointments and drop-in observations are welcome. Observations are reserved on a standing schedule each Wednesday between the hours of 8:30am and 11am.
● Attend the Parent Orientation Course to be held in August and January.
● You are encouraged to attend parent/teacher (PTO) Meetings. Check the website for specific dates.
● Review and acknowledge the guidelines, policies and procedures which we observe in order to guarantee a healthy and happy learning environment for all of our children. In signing this agreement, you acknowledge that you have read the Handbook and agree to work within the information it contains.
● Provide appropriate supplies for your child. A reasonable supply list will be provided to you at enrollment. You are asked to obtain these items for your child and keep them supplied throughout the school year.
● Support our Learning Excursions programs. These provide important extensions and experiences to the child’s engagement, enrichment and growth. The frequency of field trips may increase as the students move into Elementary. Written notice of date of trip and destination will be given at least 2 weeks in advance of the trip date. Individual permission forms will be collected for any given trip that Primary and Elementary students take as they are planned during the year. Transportation for all learning excursions is provided by parent volunteers/drivers.
● Each family is also expected to sell 20 raffle tickets and donate $200 to this annual fundraiser.