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Bear Cub Preschool is now accepting registrations for the 2018-19 school year. Eligible children must be 3 or 4 on or before July 31, 2018. You can download forms right here from our website and bring them to our office to register or you can stop by and pick up a packet in our office.
Helping Your Child Transition to Preschool
It is typical for young children to cry on the first few days of school as they adjust to a new routine and schedule. Often times this only lasts for a few minutes after you leave and they quickly join in to the classroom activities. You can help your child with this transition by reading books such as The Kissing Hand or reading it together online at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXT1ANWka4A
It’s also a good idea to begin practicing with your child a good-bye routine before the first day of school.
Snacks and Lunch
All students are Scottsbluff Bear Cub Preschool are provided a healthy snack during their time at school. Full Day students will be given a snack in the morning and one in the afternoon. Additionally, full day students will be provided a school lunch. For this reason, all full day students will be asked to complete a 2017-18 Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Application. Half day students will not be asked to resubmit this form, although you may resubmit at any time for review of changes in fees due to financial changes in your home.
Medical Issues and Food Allergies
We are more than happy to accommodate food allergies at Scottsbluff Bear Cub Preschool once we have the proper paperwork in place. This paperwork can be picked up in our office and must be completed by your physician. Please make arrangements for this before school begins if possible. Any other allergies and medical conditions that require a medical plan can also be taken care of before school begins if you contact our office and get the proper paperwork. We cannot provide alternate snacks and specialized action plans without written paperwork completed by your physician in advance.
Preschool will begin on August 21st and will generally follow the Scottsbluff Public Schools calendar (with a few exceptions). The Full Day Session hours are 8AM-3PM and the Half Day Sessions are 8:15-11:15AM and 12:15-3:15PM. Your child's teacher will be calling to schedule a time to come to your home during the week before school starts to complete a home visit. The home visit is very important because this is the time for us to get acquainted you and your child! We will also be hosting an Open House Meet and Greet from 4:00 - 5:00 on August 17, 2017 if you’d like to come and see the school, your child’s classroom, and teacher before the first day of school on August 18.
Important Safety Information:
All students must be with an adult while waiting for school to start. All families will remain in the main foyer until 8:00 and then Full Day students will be released to the classrooms. Again, the same will happen at 8:15 and 12:15 for half day families. For dismissal, families will be released to the classroom at 3:00 for Full Day Students and at 3:15 for half day students. The parking lot is small and we ask that all drivers honor the specialized spaces for handicapped and only park in those spaces with proper tags. Additionally, we ask that families only park in designated parking spaces and avoid creating parking spaces.
If your child is running a temp over 100 degrees, they cannot return to class for 24 hours after the temp has broken. Also, stay home for 24 hours after vomiting or diarrhea. Please work with your child on proper hygiene, i.e., wiping and blowing their nose, washing their hands often, coughing or sneezing into the bend of their arm, etc. It is SO IMPORTANT with the cold and flu season coming upon us to make sure we are doing everything possible to stay healthy. Thank you for doing your part!!!