The staff and Parent Board at Binkley Preschool believe in the importance of parent communications. We regularly publish email reminders about upcoming events, dates and deadlines. Parent Board meetings are open to all parents who wish to attend and the meeting minutes are posted in our hallways. The Director publishes a weekly digital communication, our Friday Family Notes with a calendar, messages and reminders. And, we use our website’s RSS feed to help keep you informed. Also, on the website, you will find several tools to help keep you informed including our Google calendar, Parent Handbook, weather and illness policy. And, of course, the Director’s door is always open for questions!
Note: the below information is outdated. We’re currently working to update our policies for Spring 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Detailed information to follow.
Your child must be kept out of school for 24 hours if he/she has had a fever, vomiting or diarrhea. Please call the school and leave a message on the machine before 8:45a on the first day of the illness. Children with contagious diseases such as conjunctivitis, strep throat, chicken pox, etc., should be seen by a doctor before returning to school. No medication will be given to a child without written parental and physician permission and complete instructions. If your child becomes ill while at school, you or a designated person (as stated on your emergency form) will be notified to come and pick up your child. In addition, ill siblings are not allowed in the classroom. Binkley Preschool follows the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Management of Communicable Diseases guidelines. BPS will also follow any recommendations issued by the Orange County (NC) Health Department.
Binkley Preschool follows the CHCCS weather policies. In the case of any CHCCS delay, BPS will open at 10:00. In instances when CHCCS needs to close early due to inclement weather, BPS will close 30 minutes prior to CHCCS Elementary schools’ revised schedule.
CHCCS Weather Line:
(919) 967-8211 ext 28317
The BPS Parent Handbook contains policies, school and classroom procedures. The 2019-2020 Handbook can be found below.
Below, please find our “summer packet” for each age group. These packets are emailed to current families in July, and all forms must be returned in August (exact dates to follow). For our 3’s and 4’s who are interested in LUNCH BUNCH, the lunch bunch lottery form MUST be returned to us by August 22 in order to be considered in the initial lottery.