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General Information

General Information

Attendance

Please notify the school before 8:30 a.m. if your child will be absent that day. You are required to pay half of your weekly fee for the school to hold a space for your child, if he/she is absent for a week (5days) for any reason. If the school is not notified and your child missed ten (10) consecutive days they will be dropped from the enrollment list

Ages of Children

The School accepts children from six (6) weeks to (6) years of age. We provide after-school care for children up to twelve (12) years of age.

Health

If Symptoms of illness are observed, the parent will be notified as quickly as possible to pick the child up from the center. In the event of an accident parents/guardians will be contacted immediately.
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Field Trips

We will be taking field trips periodically throughout the year. The trips will be planned and related to learning activities. You will be notified when the trips are scheduled. Parents are required to sign a permission slip, and pay any fees associated with trip for children to participate.

Medication

If your child is on medication and needs medication while at the schools, an office staff member will administer the medication prescribed by a Doctor, provided you have signed a permission clip for medication to be given to the child and it does not exceed the dosage amount prescribed.

Personal Information

The school does not distribute any home telephone numbers, addresses, and business telephone numbers or general information concerning parents to other parents or outside inquiries without the expressed permission of the parent concerned.

Leaving and Calling for a Child

A reliable person must bring and pick up the child. The person who brings the child must stay until the child is with a staff member at the school. Your child will be sent home only with authorized persons, unless you give us direct permission in person or by phone, giving us a code word that you will also give the person who will pick the child up. This designated person should present picture I.D. and be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
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Rest Time

It is required by the Department of Social Services that the school schedules at least one to one and a half hours of rest time each day for infants through pre-school students. Each child needs a mat, one sheet, and a small blanket. Each child's belongings should be marked clearly with his/her name. Parents are required to bring lined to cover mats and crib sheets for cribs, weekly. Linen should be picked up each Friday for cleaning and returned on Monday. There will be a $2.00 charge per day, if the school provides linen. Since no child will be allowed to sleep on a mat or crib without linen, you will automatically accept responsibility for this charge if you do not provide linen for your child.

After School Care

We provide after school care for students up to age twelve (12). The students receive a snack and help with homework. Their schedule is from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Parent Visitation in the School

Parents are welcome to come and observe their children in the JMBC Christian and Academic School at any time during the School day.

We ask that you follow the procedures listed below:

  1. Notify the receptionist of your plan to visit upon arrival.
  2. Sign your name, etc in the visitor's log.
  3. Wear the visitor's pass given to you by the receptionist.
  4. Go to your child's classroom and observe through the window in the hallway. (We ask that you do not enter the classroom or engage the teacher in discussion at this time.) If you wish to speak with your child, ask the teacher to bring your child in the hallway.
  5. Please limit your visit to 10 Minutes.
  6. If you would like to have a conference with the teacher, please allow the receptionist to help you plan one or two times that will be convenient for you as you will be notified of the meeting as soon as possible.
  7. Please sign out at the end of your visit.

Withdrawal from School

This center is a wonderful choice for your children; however, not every center is for every child. Listed are reasons a child may be asked to leave the center:
  1. Failure to pay fees in a timely manner
  2. Severe behavior problems
  3. Being disrespectful or discourteous to staff
  4. Habitual late pick-ups
  5. Failure to keep child's immunizations current
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Food

Our menus are prepared in accordance with the child and adult Food Care Program and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. We serve breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack. No food can be brought in. All foods posted on menu must be served to the children unless authorized by a Doctor.

Clothes

Washable everyday wear is recommended. Two complete changes of clothes should be kept at the JMBC Christian and Academic School or in your child's backpack in case of accidents. Please mark all belongings with your child's name to prevent loss and to insure speedy retrieval in case of misplaced items.

Records

It is required that the JMBC Christian and Academic School have on file for each child the following records:
  1. Application for Enrollment
  2. Immunizations
  3. Medication Form
  4. Eligibility Form
  5. Disciplinary Form
  6. Birth Certificate

Cancellation of Classes

In case of severe weather, snow storms, etc., the center may be closed. In this case, center closing will be aired on WLTX 19 TV Station.

Birthday Parties

You are more than welcome to have your child's birthday party at the center. All food items must be in its original wrapping. If you plan to have a party in your child's class, please give the office at least a week's notice.
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Location
Jehovah Missionary Baptist Christian and
Academic School
415 Manning Avenue
Sumter, South Carolina 29150
Contact
Receptionist 803-934-0818
Fax 803-934-0937
Ext: 100 Front Desk
Ext: 101 Mrs. Stephanie Webster
Ext: 102 Mrs. Vernetia Duncan