ABOUT OUR SCHOOL

Alice Birney EK-8 School focuses on the healthy development of each child. The dedicated staff prides themselves in offering a balanced curriculum, which includes activities of the heart, hands, and head. The cognitive, artistic, and practical lessons are designed to develop the capacities that reflect individual students’ experiences. The children’s wills and temperaments are validated as the whole child is educated.

The Alice Birney Parent-Student Handbook provides a useful reference throughout the school year. It includes an annual calendar, policies and procedures, school information, discipline guidelines, schedules and much more. One handbook will be provided each year per family.

Parental involvement and student attendance are an expectation at Alice Birney. Parents are partners in the educational process. Extensive research connects student success with high parent involvement and regular attendance. Participating in parent meetings, school functions and individual parent/teacher conferences, volunteering time at the site, attending to the physical beauty of the school, chaperoning or driving on field trips, supporting the Pledge Drive, Online e-SCRIP, and other fundraisers are opportunities for parents to be involved. The best way for parents to support their student’s education is to make sure they are at school, on time, each day. Because Alice Birney’s lessons are experiential and utilize direct instruction, attendance is crucial for students to achieve their highest potential.

Alice Birney has a welcoming family atmosphere with a strong sense of community. The cooperation and collaboration of the staff and parents exemplifies the traits students imitate. With staff, parents, and students working together, Alice Birney Waldorf Inspired K-8 School is poised for its best year!

Thank you for entrusting Alice Birney with your precious children,

~ Mechelle Horning, Principal

CALENDAR REMINDERS

Mon January 17 | Martin Luther King Jr. Day [No School]
Tue January 18 | Guild meeting, 5:30pm (zoom)
Fri January 28 | Grades 7 & 8 ONLY: 12:20pm dismissal


ATTENDANCE REPORTING

Please include the following information when reporting an absence:
Parent’s name
Child’s full name
Teacher’s name
Date(s) of absence
Reason for absence

Email: alicebirneyattendance@gmail.com
or call: 916-395-4510, press 1


SYMPTOM CHECKER

Students and staff must stay home if experiencing any of the following symptoms:
• Fever or chills
• Cough
• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
• Fatigue
• Muscle or body aches
• Headache
• New loss of taste or smell
• Sore throat
• Congestion or runny nose
• Diarrhea
• Nausea or vomiting

Please follow the guidelines above in how to report an absence. Thank you for helping keep our school community healthy and safe. Click here for more information about when to return to campus.


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