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The Campus Chronicle - Fall 2014
Edition XXIII • Back to School 2016

Back to School:
It Will be Here Before You Know It!

With the start of a new school year typically comes a few questions, so here are a few FAQs
that we get each year:

Can I Meet My Child's New Teacher(s)?
Of course! We find that with busy schedules and differing transition times for various age groups it is hard to organize a new student orientation for each classroom. However, for our Preschool and PreK classrooms we will have a  Meet the Teacher night in September (date TBD). This will happen in early to mid September and will be a chance to put a face to a name and learn a little more about who your child will be spending his/her days with and what he/she will be doing. Look for more information coming late August.

For other classrooms in which children transition in at their birthday/half birthday, we invite you to email your child's teacher directly or the office to schedule a personal meet and greet time at everyone's convenience. Our door is always open.

What Should My Child Bring for the
New School Year?

If your child's teacher is looking for anything specific she will get in touch with you via email or Tadpoles to let you know of any special items to bring. Otherwise, we ask that your child come to school each day with a bag with the following items:

  • Change of clothing (underwear and socks included)
  • Nap items: one throw blanket (please no comforters or large quilts), a small cot-sized pillow, if desired and one lovey/security item. Some parents prefer to take these home each day or, if more convenient, we can store on your child's cot until his/her last day of the week at which point we ask that you take nap items home to be laundered.
  • Your child will probably come home with lots of beautiful arts and crafts that he/she spent a lot of time creating. If you'd like to keep these organized and wrinkle-free a take-home folder may be helpful.

Where Should I Drop My Child Off
in the Morning?

Breakdown of age groups and drop-off locations below:
Infants: Infant classroom
Toddlers: Toddler classroom
Early Preschool: Toddler classroom if before 8:30am;
Early Preschool classroom if after 8:30am.
Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten:
Kindergarten classroom if before 8:30am;
Their typical classroom if after 8:30am.

What If My Child is Not in
His/Her Classroom at Pick-Up?

Fortunately for your little one we have a LOT of Kids First space at our disposal for many parts of the day. However, this space varies greatly from day to day and hour to hour. Because we have to work around many different programs' schedules the space Campus children have to use changes frequently. We will always do our best to write on a piece of paper or white board directly outside of the classroom where we are to save you searching time. Please get in the habit of checking these signs daily. If there is no sign and your child is MIA, he/she is most likely outside :) 

Can I Change My Form of Payment?
Of course. In order to do so, please create an account with our online portal (directions are below). Don't forget to update billing addresses if you move!

Directions for Online Portal Setup:
1. Click the 'Client Login' icon in the top right corner of The Campus webpage
2. Once on login screen, click the blue 'Forgot your password or need to get started?’  link
3. Enter your email address that is on file at The Campus (this is most likely the email in which you receive your Tadpole reports)
4. You will get an email with directions to reset your password
For all consecutive logins to the portal, please visit The Campus webpage and click on the Client Login icon in the top right corner.

Any other questions, just ask! 

We are so excited to welcome our Campus kiddos back to another fabulous school year!

Did you know that Tadpoles has an app you can download from the App Store on your iPhone or Android for FREE (search Tadpoles parent)? The Tadpoles app allows you to keep an online portfolio of all your child's photos and special moments. You are also able to mark your child as 'sick' or 'absent' for the day and/or write a note to your child's teacher prior to his/her arrival at The Campus. Download the App to check out all of the great features!

Dates to Note...

Thursday, August 4th
Kindergarten Orientation for the New School Year


Friday, August 12th
The Campus is CLOSED
New School Year Prep Day

Monday, August 15th:
First Day of School


Dates to Note...

Monday, September 5th
The Campus is
Labor Day

Friday, September 16th:
Grandparents Day Celebration
All Classrooms

Upcoming Dates
to Note...

Monday, October 10th
The Campus is CLOSED
Columbus Day/Teacher Work Day

Monday and Tuesday
October 17th and 18th

Fall School Pictures
October 2014
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7900 E Kemper Rd, Cincinnati, OH
Cincinnati, OH 45249

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