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Monte Tavor's Holidays & Special Events 2022 - 2023

Mark Your Calendars
During the school year 2022-2023, Monte Tavor will be closed on the following Holidays and School Breaks. The 2022-2023 Calendar has been extended to 52 weeks. From 8/1/2022-7/28/2023. Winter Break will be from December 19, 2022 – January 2, 2023. Also, see fun events and gatherings for all families. Summer Break will be from 7/24/2023-7/28/2024.

We recommend that you mark these dates on a wall or desk calendar for accurate planning or alternative childcare, especially on school breaks. Dates when the program is CLOSED for teachers’ training, observation reports / conferences, holidays or breaks are in PURPLE. Please read an important note at the end of this calendar regarding days attended or enrolled. This school year, there are many opportunities for parents to participate and volunteer in the classes (2 years and older) with dates in ORANGE. All other dates are in BLUE for all families and children of all ages to join us. Our newsletters will have the invitation for one-two parents to join and plan during those volunteer activities. We hope you can participate.

Events TBD:
Animal Science Art Fair - March
Oakland Zoo Mobile Visit - April


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Read Important Note
Holidays and breaks that fall in your weekly schedule are paid in full as stated in the contract “Monte Tavor Contract Agreement.”
Children who attend less than five days CANNOT switch days in order to make up for a day because of a holiday, a sick day, or an absent day, as it will be considered an additional day and will be charged at the daily rate based on the enrolled attendance rate.
When holidays fall on a weekend they will be observed during a weekday. In the year 2021-2022, there will be one observed holiday on a date different from the actual holiday. The holiday will be Veteran’s Day (November 11, 2021), observed on December 20, 2021. See above calendar.
This calendar is an amendment to Monte Tavor’s Contract and valid once distributed prior to fall. Holidays and school breaks are listed in the Monte Tavor’s Contract Agreement..

Signing your child in and out is a very important detail that every parent should continue to do upon arrival and upon leaving the premises. The updated version has a message of OUT indicating that your child is currently signed out, and you must TAP the circle and PRESS DONE to indicate your child is currently signed IN. We have asked SmartCare if they could make the font larger at the bottom of the screen, where it is telling you that your child was successful signed IN or OUT.

Downloading the app on your phone, using the QR Code Key Card or using your Digit PIN Code are the three ways to sign your children in and out. Please contact us immediately if you are missing any of these three methods.

Children who are not properly signed in for the day, and whose Photo and Video Release Form have NOT been signed will not be able to receive pictures, videos or messages during the day as the system will consider your child absent or not authorized.

Make sure that the number of days your child attends are confirmed. (3, 4 or 5 days) An extra day charge will be applied on days not scheduled. Make sure your hours of attendance are within the agreed hours. Example: 7-5, 7:30-5:30, 8-6 PM (Laguna Site) 7:30-5:30 (Skyline Site) or our extended hours 7-6 PM (approval is required for an additional cost of $40.00 per week ONLY available at the Laguna Site). Late pick up for anyone arriving after their scheduled expired time is $3.00 per minute. It is very important that you pick up your child before your expired time. Teachers are exhausted at the end of the day, and they want to leave on time in order to reenergize for the next day. Taking care of children is a very demanding and exhausting job, both mentally and physically. We would love for everyone to help us take care of our wonderful teachers!

Wipes, Wipes, and Wipes
Please remember to bring wipes according to the frequency you are assigned (once a month, every other month, or every 3 months). We have not had the opportunity to send out notices for those who have missed bringing wipes depending on the frequency, explained as follows. Families who are missing bags will either have the opportunity to bring them, ship them to their site, or we can order them and a charge will be applied to their SmartCare account. *One bag a month- infants and non-potty trained children. *One bag every other month-recently potty-trained children and children under 4 years of age. *One bag every 3 months-children who have been potty-trained, go to the potty on their own, and children who are older than 4 years old. Wipes are essential, so please remember to bring them. Make sure to ship them with your child’s name to 3516 Laguna Ave. Oakland, CA 94602 or 13463 Skyline Blvd. Oakland, CA 94619. Thank you!

Immunization Records
In order for children to attend child care and preschool, they will need to be immunized and up to date with their vaccines. Please bring us the most updated copy of your child’s immunization records, every time your child receives a vaccination. Children 15 months and older should have all vaccines completed until they are accepted to Kindergarten.

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