summer program policies & procedures

arrival

  • Please ensure your child arrives on time so he/she can receive instructions for the start of the day.

  • Parents must escort Toddler and Children’s House children into the school; older children may enter independently.

  • Summer program begins at 8:30 am. (Morning care starts at 7:30 am.)

  • MRM will be open for drop-off between 8:15 am and 8:30 am.

  • Toddlers and Children’s House children are walked into the building; Elementary children may enter independently.dismissal

  • Dismissal occurs at either 12:00 pm for half day or 3:30 pm for full day.

  • Late fees apply if your child is not picked up on time (see late pick-up policy).

DISMISSAL

  • Dismissal occurs at either 11:55-12:00 pm for half day or 3:30-3:40 pm for full day.

  • Children’s House and Elementary children are picked up from the loop.

  • Toddlers must be picked up from the classroom.

  • Late fees apply if your child is not picked up on time (see late pick-up policy).

  • Aftercare runs until 5:30, and children are picked up from the playground or inside the building.

Please contact the school if there is a change in your arrival or pick-up time.

behavior

Many Rivers Montessori believes that that consequences for inappropriate behavior should be related to the problem behavior. MRM staff will approach the issue through logical consequences, recognizing the importance of the child’s responsibility in conflict resolution. The consequences are dealt with as positively as the situation allows. When merited, Many Rivers Montessori's staff may speak with parents, develop a behavior plan, and/or to remove a child from any summer program. Certain behaviors are not accepted in any circumstances. Swearing, recurrent biting or other aggressive behavior (hitting, kicking), threats of violence to others or property, or a persistently defiant attitude are not tolerated at the Many Rivers summer program, and may be cause for dismissal.

 

clothing

Clearly mark your child’s name on ALL clothing. As a general guideline, children should be dressed in comfortable clothes that allow for sitting on the floor and ease of movement. All children should dress appropriately for the weather. Please see the summer gear list for more information.

 

summer gear list

ALL:

  • Nut-free morning snack. (NOTE: Many Rivers is an allergy-aware school and prohibits peanuts and tree nuts. Follow this link to access the allergy policy.)

  • Lunch (Note: Heating and refrigeration is not available.)

  • Sunscreen clearly labeled with child’s name (permission form for sunscreen needs to be signed)

  • Rain gear

  • Water bottle

  • Hat with visor

  • Changes of clothing (including underwear and socks)

    • One change for Elementary

    • Two-Three changes for Children’s House

    • Four changes for Toddlers w/six pairs underwear


TODDLER ONLY:

  • Swimsuit and water shoes

  • Towel

  • Inside and outside shoes (Outside shoes to be closed toe)

  • Nap Gear

  • Wet Bag

CHILDREN’S HOUSE ONLY:

  • Bike helmet for parking lot scooter/bike riding

  • Swimsuit and water shoes

  • Towel

  • Inside and outside shoes (Outside shoes to be closed toe)

  • Nap Gear - if applicable

  • Wet Bag

ELEMENTARY ONLY:

  • Day Pack

  • Rain gear as needed

     

NAP GEAR:

If your child takes a nap, please bring a small pillow & blanket or nap mat that can be left for the week.

 

late pick-up policy

This policy applies to ALL dismissal times. It is the parents’ responsibility to ensure that children are picked up from camp promptly at dismissal time. The staff appreciates your punctuality. We recognize that there are sometimes unavoidable challenges that arise causing a driver to be late. If your child is not picked up by Noon (Half Day) or 3:40 pm (Full Day), you will be charged the drop-in childcare rate of $8/hour. If you are using Afternoon Care, and are late to pick up your child, the drop-in rate also applies. If this is a repeated occurrence, you may be asked to withdraw your child from the camp with no refund owed.

 

emergencies

MRM will send families several forms before the start of summer camp. PLEASE MAKE CERTAIN THAT YOUR CHILD’S EMERGENCY INFORMATION IS CURRENT. If your child has an emergency at camp, we will call you at work or at home.  If you need to get a hold of your child, both in an emergency and non-emergency, calls should be directed to the main office.  If the children are not in the building, the school will contact the teachers to get the message to the child.


 

lunch, snack and nutrition policy

Each child should bring a nutritious peanut and tree nut free lunch and, for Elementary campers, an afternoon snack each day. Milk is provided at lunch for all children. Water is also provided, but children should bring a water bottle every day. MRM does not allow soda, unhealthy sugary snacks or candy at camp.

Snacks must contain two food groups, and lunch three food groups in addition to the milk that is served. If a child’s snack or lunch does not contain the appropriate number of food groups or an appropriate quantity, MRM is required to supplement what the child has brought. The food groups are:

  • Vegetable/Fruit

  • Bread/Bread Substitute (Includes cornbread, pasta, cooked grains)

  • Meat/Meat Substitute (Includes cheese, beans, eggs, yogurt)

Please send food from all food groups as good nutrition helps your child focus and participate fully in the summer program experience. It is important to keep in mind that Many Rivers Montessori prohibits peanuts and tree nuts, and accommodates other diagnosed food allergies in its school population. A list of food allergies will be furnished to parents for each week of camp. MRM's Allergy Guide can be found here.

 

refund & cancellation policy

ELEMENTARY:

NON-MRM STUDENTS: Payment for all weeks is due when the application is submitted. Your child's spot will not be confirmed until payment is received.

MRM STUDENTS: You may pay online immediately, or by check at school (if so, skip and exit out of the credit card payment screen).

June Camp Weeks: Full payment for June weeks due June 1 to GUARANTEE/RETAIN YOUR SPOT

July and Aug Camp Weeks: Full payment for July and August weeks is due July 1 to GUARANTEE/RETAIN YOUR SPOT

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CHILDREN’S HOUSE:

You may pay online immediately, or by check at school (if so, skip and exit out of the credit card payment screen)

June Camp Weeks: Full payment for June weeks due June 1 to GUARANTEE/RETAIN YOUR SPOT

July and Aug Camp Weeks: Full payment for July and August weeks is due July 1 to GUARANTEE/RETAIN YOUR SPOT


If you would like to set up an alternate arrangement, contact Jenny Keto at jenny.keto@manyriversmontessori.org. Please do not choose the online payment option.

Each camp must meet specific enrollment numbers to be offered. If a camp does not meet enrollment requirements three weeks prior to being offered, Many Rivers Montessori reserves the right to cancel it. In this event, your fee will be refunded.

In the event that you must cancel your child’s registration, a full refund (less a $20 processing fee per camper) will only be given if a replacement is available from a waiting list AND the program is notified at least 14 days prior to the start of that camp session.


visitor policy

All visitors, parents and caregivers must check in with a Summer Program Staff member upon arrival.
 

field trips

When you complete your child’s Summer Program Registration form, you are authorizing them to participate in field trips within 1.5 miles of the school that may occur during his/her experience in the Many Rivers Montessori Summer Program. Individual permission slips for field trips will be used for trips that are further from the school.

Children’s House children will be taken on short walks to a nearby park or garden and will not travel in any vehicles. Elementary children may ride the city bus or a charter bus on a field trip. All children will at all times be escorted by staff at the appropriate teacher-to-student ratio for that age group.

 

contact information

If you have specific concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to contact Many Rivers Montessori at 218.464.5570.

We look forward to seeing you this summer. CLICK HERE TO APPLY for the Elementary and Primary program; CLICK HERE TO APPLY for the Toddler program.