The following are a few of the school policies for both our Carrollwood and South Tampa Montessori Academies. Current parents receive a complete copy of the school policies upon first time registration as well as at the beginning of each academic year. Please note, certain policies may vary by location and all policies are subject to change.
Please keep in mind that our major concern is child safety. As such, it is necessary to keep all school doors and gates locked, and to screen all visitors during normal hours of operation. Further, each student is assigned an identification number at time of registration, and parents are required to know this number for security reasons at Dismissal. We reserve the right to request ID as deemed necessary.
If Hillsborough County Schools close due to inclement weather, we follow their lead and will be closed as well. Please check our Facebook pages
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All students, except those in the Infant Room, are required to wear a uniform comprised of a school polo or t-shirt and parent provided khaki shorts/pants/”skorts”. Socks, shoes, and hair accessories should match the school uniform dress code in colors red, blue, tan, and white. No extreme accessories. School shirts are purchased through the office.
Snacks and Lunch
Students are provided a snack by the school of animal crackers and lemonade; however, Extended Day students are welcome to pack an extra home snack as well.
Lunch must be provided from home and should include multiple drinks, a sandwich or main course, as well as healthy foods such as fruits, vegetables, crackers, pretzels, and yogurt. Pack ready to eat foods; use ice packs and hot/cold food thermos as necessary. Remember, quality nutrition provides the foundation of healthy brain and body development and function. Per state requirements, snacks and lunch should represent healthy choices from the main food groups.
NO personal items, such as diapers, are to be shared between student supplies in the classroom. Teachers will communicate with parents as necessary for more personal items and in the event of an “emergency” shortage the office will contact the parents immediately.
If your child is sick, please do not bring him/her to school. Parents are called immediately to pick up a sick child at school. We will provide the basic comfort of rest and water until the parent arrives.
No over the counter medications can be administered without a doctor’s note and a school medication authorization form completed at the office. This includes aspirin, pain medications, cold and flu medications, cough medicines, etc. DO NOT place medications in your child’s lunch box – all medications must be brought to the front office.
Per state requirements, parents must provide written permission in order for their child to receive food from an outside source (example: birthday treats provided by another parent). As such, the school requires a minimum of two weeks advance notice from parents wishing to serve celebration treats.
When providing special treats for classroom events such as your child’s birthday, a holiday party, or school event, we strongly encourage snacks that are nutritional and low-sugar, such as: plain cupcakes and cookies (no frosting); muffins and crackers; juice popsicles, fruit trays, etc. Please avoid any treats with peanuts/tree nuts.
If your child has any dietary restrictions (allergies, lactose intolerance, vegetarian, etc.), please notify the office in advance so that your child’s teachers are aware.
The school reserves the right to dismiss any student from further attendance at the school for serious and continued misbehavior.