Make Up Days

Make-up Days

NJS allows children to use make-up days on a one-to-one trade. We have a detailed make-up policy and ask that parents respect and adhere to it.

I believe in a value for your money. Unfortunately, our current make-up policy is sometimes misused. We do not want to be forced to change the policy, so we ask that you respect it. It is a lot of additional work with 45+ families, but it can work out well when we are all on the same page. Thank you!

Make-up Policy

Any time that you know your child will not be in attendance please write your child “out” on our posted make-up calendars.

Please call (379-6510) or email missmare@comcast.net no later than 8:00 a.m. to let us know if your child is ill and will not be attending on a given day. This opens up a spot for another child to use a make-up. You may leave a message, if you know the night before or early morning.

Tuition MUST BE CURRENT in order to use make-up(s).

Make-ups may be used on a SPACE AVAILABLE BASIS ONLY.

Make-ups are not to be used to rearrange your child’s schedule weekly, e.g. playdates, skiing, etc.

On a similar note, please DO NOT count on an additional day weekly to supplement your child’s schedule. Please choose the day(s) that you would like for your children to attend and schedule accordingly.

CHECK THE CALENDAR to see if your child may use a make-up. Please do not call and ask the teachers to check for you or to write your requests in. This is very disruptive and takes away from the children.

 Please write your child’s name on the day(s) that you would like to use make-up(s). Mare will write “here” if there is a spot for your child.

If nothing is written next to their name, we will CALL you the morning of the requested make-up day if space becomes available. Please DO NOT call us. It is very disruptive...we will let you know as soon as we do. If you do not hear from us, there is not a spot available.

Keep in mind, there are 2 groups, so please do not assume there is a space if someone has written their child “out” for the day.

If “here” is written next to your child’s name and/or you have agreed to your child coming for a make-up day on the day requested, that will be counted as a make-up day—even if you (or your child) decides not to come. (We do not want to hold make-up spots unnecessarily.)

If NJS is CLOSED, no tuition will be charged and you may not use a make-up.

We share make-up(s) with all of the children. Please write your child’s name on the day(s) you desire on the calendars. We take turns with the children written in (i.e. if your child recently had a make-up, we may go to the next name).

Do not be discouraged if there are several names.

Keep track of the days missed and used. It is your responsibility to do so. We have very detailed records and can check against yours if necessary. It is very time consuming and difficult to have to chase and we value the honesty of our Farm family. 

Thank you for respecting our Make-Up Policy. It really is a nice benefit and we would like to continue to offer this to our NJS families.