Welcome Montgomery Parents,
Thank you for entrusting us with your child’s education as we further your child’s development. We take our charge seriously, and we ask you to partner with us in this worthy endeavor. Children are affected by many variables in their growth, and our success depends on the strength of our mutual cooperation. We are committed to making your child’s school years happy and productive as we work with you to set a strong foundation that will affect his or her health and well being for a lifetime.
Your expected participation in the education of your child is one of the many differences that you will find at Montgomery School. Our mutual goal is the highest level of excellence in your child’s education, as well as a strong foundation for life. To that end, we encourage and welcome your active participation as a member of the community. You may participate in several significant ways including:
- Staying in touch with your child’s teacher/s and/or advisor and attending scheduled conferences
- Communicating your needs and expectations
- Being an active participant in the Montgomery School Community Association (MSCA)
- Volunteering to help at school in various ways.
Please refer to the resources found on these pages to help guide you at Montgomery, but always feel free to reach out to us in person as well. There are several pages in the parents section that are password protected, and you will be prompted to log in to access this information. These include: the dismissal form, the student directory, and the parent directory. If you need assistance logging in, please contact Janis Oeschger in the Farmhouse.
Below is a calendar grid where all school calendars feed. You can filter these calendars by selecting which ones you wish to have viewable with the funnel icon at the top right of the grid. You can also select month, week or day view. If you wish to subscribe to any of these ical feeds, click on the grey RSS button at the top right of the grid, and subscribe to those calendar feeds.
Statement of Parental Support
We expect that parents, as members of the community, understand and endorse the Mission Statement of the School and are committed to abiding by the policies and procedures stated in the Parent/Student Handbook (download PDF above). We encourage parents to take an active interest in their children’s work and life at School. Positive ways to support your children’s education include: getting to know classmates, teachers, and other parents; engaging in volunteer activities; attending Lower and Middle School parents’ nights and parent conferences; as well as being involved in the Montgomery School Community Association events throughout the year.
We also encourage parents to demonstrate their interest in their children’s education by encouraging their regular and prompt attendance, by asking about their work, and by providing structure and quiet, appropriate places to study. Parents are the most important resource for students. Answering questions, directing students to appropriate learning materials, and providing transportation to libraries can be helpful. However, because teachers need to evaluate students’ work and progress, it is critical that parents encourage independence and refrain from doing students’ assignments. Rather, parents may guide students in their work, suggesting resources and explaining underlying principles. The goal and effect of any assistance should be to enable students to complete their own work.
Forms & Information
Below you will find a number of forms for the 2017-2018 school year. You may access each form by clicking on the name, and can then download it as needed. Please contact Janis Oeschger if you have any difficulty accessing these forms.
In addition, each family must log into the School Forms Online (SFO) site to complete additional forms online. The first time you access the SFO system, you must do so via the notification link that is sent to you. If you have not received a link to log into SFO, please contact Janis Oeschger in the farmhouse.
The information collected via these forms will be used for many purposes here at school, including creating emergency cards for each child that will accompany them to the hospital in the event of an emergency.
|Links to Medical Forms & Information||Pertains to||Please return|
|2017 Nurse's Letter||All parents please read carefully|
|Physical Exam Form||All new students, PreK, K, 6th, 7th, 8th grade and all 5th grade students in interscholastic athletics.||x|
|PA School Immunization Requirements||All parents|
|Medication Policy & Standing Orders||All parents|
|Parent/Physician Request for Administration of Medication||For any student who receives medication during the school day||x|
|Food Allergy Action Plan||For students with food allergies||x|
|Dental Examination Form||Required for students in grades K, 3, & 7||x|
|Concussion Information Sheet||All students in grades 6-8 and 5th grader participating in interscholastic sports||x|
|Sudden Cardiac Arrest Symptoms and Warning Signs||All students in grades 6-8 and 5th grader participating in interscholastic sports||x|
Engrade is Montgomery's grading system for Middle School students, which allows parents to log in at any time of day or night and get access to a student's grade page for any class/teacher. Once logged in, you can easily switch among your child's teachers without logging out. The information you will see is in the same format as the mid-trimester comments.
New students will receive their login information at the beginning of the school year. For existing students, it is the same login information as the previous year(s). If you do not remember this password, please use the Lost Password link on the login page or contact firstname.lastname@example.org so he can create a new one for you.
There are galleries for several school years on our Montgomery Smugmug site, which are organized by folders/events. You can access the site by using the link above. The password is Heron (case sensitive). You can download photos for free, or order prints or enlargements for a small fee. Also, special items with your photo imprinted are available for purchase, all shipped directly to you.
During the summer, school districts are provided with the names of all students enrolled at Montgomery School. Your school district will contact you near the end of August with details regarding your children’s bus stop and times. Questions regarding bus transportation should be directed to your school district transportation department as listed below:
- Coatesville – 610-466-2421
- Downingtown – 610-269-8460
- Great Valley – 610-889-2100
- Owen J. Roberts – 610-469-5187
- Phoenixville – 484-927-5026
- Spring-Ford – 610-705-6000
- Tredyffrin-Easttown – 610-240-1680
- West Chester – 484-266-1040
The school districts do not permit prekindergarten students to ride the buses, only students in kindergarten through eighth grade may ride. The school districts do not allow children from another school district or children who are not regular passengers to ride on their buses. Students must ride the bus to which they are assigned. Lower School students are not permitted to ride Middle School buseshome in the afternoon; Middle School students are not permitted to ride Lower School buses home in the afternoon.