Escorting your Child
Students coming to school or leaving the school must be escorted to and from the classroom by parents or designated caretakers. Students must never be dropped off in the parking lot or outside the school area. Teachers will receive the children at the classroom door.
Holy Comforter Preschool & Kindergarten Inclement Weather Policy
Our policy is to follow FCPS Guidelines for closures which can be found in your Parent Handbook. Parents are advised to listen to radio and television broadcasts during inclement weather for delayed openings or closures of Fairfax County Public Schools. When FCPS is closed Holy Comforter Preschool and Kindergarten will be closed. When FCPS has a two hour delay, Holy Comforter Preschool & Kindergarten will also have a two hour delay and operate on the following schedule:
Preschool: 11:00am - 1:00pm
Kindergarten: 11:00am - 1:00pm (Monday/Friday) and 11:00 - 3:00pm (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
Parents will always be notified by email and the school's voicemail will be updated with information. Please call the school's office at 703-938-3704 for updated messages. When FCPS closes early due to weather, Holy Comforter Preschool & Kindergarten will also close. Parents will receive an email and staff will contact parents by phone.
EXCEPTIONAL CIRCUMSTANCES: Driving conditions at Holy Comforter Preschool & Kindergarten parking lot or prediction of serious weather conditions may require that the Preschool Director or the Chairperson of the Board determine that the Preschool/Kindergarten will not open.
Parents are our most valuable resource and your time and talents are pivotal to the success of the preschool. Each family will be asked to complete a volunteer questionnaire. Volunteer opportunities exist with hospitality events such as Christmas programs, the teacher appreciation banquet and kindergarten graduation. Fundraising events such as serving on the auction committee and school support during our school pictures days are more opportunities to volunteer.
Children age two and a half: Parents must provide diapers and wipes for a child who is not toilet trained.
Children age three, four, and five: Children must be toilet trained and able to attend to their sanitary needs. We understand that children at these ages may have accidents and we will inform parents if one should occur.
Snacks and Lunch
Holy Comforter Preschool & Kindergarten is a nut free school. Parents will provide daily snacks and lunch for their own children. Please notify the teacher if you would like to send a snack in for the entire class. Your child will have opportunities to cook at school. Birthdays may be celebrated with a special snack.