Welcome to Hilltop Christian Nursery School!

COVID-19 Pandemic Response

The health and safety of our children, families, and staff is of utmost importance to us at Hilltop Christian Nursery School (Hilltop). That is why we have developed the following safety plan to help keep all of us safe. Hilltop has used the most recent information from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning, as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As state and national guidelines/regulations change, so shall our plan. We will do our best to keep you informed of any changes as soon as possible, but it is likely that changes will be made without prior notification as we have experienced such a fluid and rapidly changing response to the virus.

Below you will find a copy of the Health and Safety Plan submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Education for our return to school. All families are asked to please review the document and then complete the Safety Plan Acknowledgement.

PLEASE NOTE:

The Safety Plan Acknowledgement form and your first tuition payment, must be returned to Hilltop
no later than August 10, 2020 in order to keep your child enrolled. 

2020-2021 Back to School Information

Welcome back to our returning students and welcome to our first time Hilltop students!  We know that school will look a bit different this year than it has in the past, but we are looking forward to a great 2020-2021 school year! Here you will find online versions of the information you should have received by mail. Once the school year begins, you will be able to keep up with your child’s classroom on the individual program pages. Our online calendar will also be available for you to reference with all the year’s events! Please note that the calendar provided below is TENTATIVE for your use during the year. Please be advised that while we still have events such as the Christmas Pro9rams listed, we might not be able to hold large gatherings at that time. Changes to the calendar will be communicated to all of you as we learn more. 

Vaccinations

We know your child’s health is very important to you. It is important to us here at Hilltop, too. That is why we want to make sure that your child gets all the immunizations doctors recommend to prevent childhood illnesses. Please visit the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/vaccines for more information regarding current recommended immunizations for children from birth to eighteen years of age. To help us prevent illness at Hilltop, we need to know that all of the children that are enrolled here get the immunizations they need. That is why we are asking you to submit proof of your child’s immunizations to us before August 31, 2020.

Background Clearances

Please be aware that several new child protection laws were passed in Pennsylvania recently. One of the newly enacted key requirements adds another layer of protection through more stringent background checks for volunteers who minister to children or students under the age of 18. Per Hilltop’s Safety Plan, no parent volunteers are currently allowed to help in the classrooms; however, that may change throughout the school year. To be proactive for when that change may occur, we suggest you completed the necessary paperwork for your background clearances now. If you expect to volunteer in your child’s classroom in this way, such a booksharing, helping with parties, or assisting on special days, you are required to have three background clearances. I have included detailed information in the link above or you may click here to help you obtain your background clearances. You will not be allowed to volunteer in your child’s classroom without the three clearances. Please also be aware that obtaining all of these clearances will be at your own expense.