Safety Information

Arrivals & Departures

Please be extremely careful with your children in the parking lot and driveway!

For your child’s safety, please hold his or her hand. When entering and leaving school, please supervise your children. Once you leave the building, make sure you are aware of where your child is if you stop to talk with other parents. Please do not allow your child on adjacent properties. Do not leave children unattended and please drive safely.

Delays and School Closings

Please be informed of our Delay and School Closing Policy. If there is a delay, the following will occur:

  • The morning session will take place from 10 AM to 12 PM.
  • The Preschool will be closed if Hatboro-Horsham School District is cancelled due to inclement weather.
  • Hatboro-Horsham Schools are identified as number 313 and announced on KYW 1060 AM on your radio.
  • Watch for school closings on TV or go to which will tell you if there is a delay or closing.
  • An email will also be sent from St. John’s announcing delays and closures.
  • Three snow days are built into the school program.

The leadership of St. John’s has adopted a Child Safety Policy

to ensure the safety of your child, as well as the adults who work with your child, and to provide a healthy teaching/learning atmosphere.

New Security Measures

Effective this year, St. John’s Pre-K will require photo ID of anyone who is permitted to pick up your child.
If we do not have photo ID on file at St. John’s, we will not release the child.

  • St. John’s will also have photo IDs of each child registered at our Pre-K.
  • If your child was a student in the last year, we will have a photo.
  • If your child is new to St. John’s Pre-K, we will need a recent picture.
  • St. John’s Lutheran Church Pre-K’s priority is your child’s safety.
  • All doors are locked unless a staff member is at the door at the beginning and end of each session.

Points of Interest

Your child’s teacher will be happy to confer with you about your child if you wish.

Conferences on pupil progress will be scheduled upon re-quest.


We do welcome visitors to our classes, but would appreciate your making arrangements with your child’s teacher a few days in advance.

Several holidays are celebrated with parties.

  • Parents are asked to donate the refreshments.
  • Sign-up sheets will be posted outside the classrooms.

Health Information

Health Care Provider and Emergency Information

  1. A doctor’s certificate of a recent physical examination is required. Please return form as soon as possible.
  2. Please keep your child at home if
    1. your child has a fever,
    2. thick mucous,
    3. or has vomited or had diarrhea in the past 24 hours.
  3. Please call 1-215-675-7780 or email the Pre-K office If your child will not be in class (i.e. sick, vacation, etc.)
  4. Parents will be notified if children are exposed to a communicable disease.
  5. All children must be completely toilet trained.
  6. In the event of a medical emergency, we will contact you immediately.
    1. If we are unable to reach you, we will contact the person you have listed on the registration form as an “emergency number.”
  7. Depending on the severity of the accident, your child would be taken to the nearest hospital (Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, PA).

Attire and Accessories

Play clothes should be worn to school. Your child should wear shoes with a non-slip sole. Sneakers are practical.

Outerwear must be marked with your child’s name.

We do not encourage bringing school bags. Children can easily carry home their daily work.

We have an ample amount of toys in school. We would appreciate children leaving their toys at home.


Entry & Access

Parents are responsible for taking children to and from school.


We will supply a list of names and addresses soon after school begins so that parents can arrange car pools if they desire.

If a child will be met by someone other than his or her parents, the teachers should be notified in advance. This is a procedure with the child’s safety in mind.



Registration Forms

3 Year Old Students

4 Year Old Students

Medical Release Form 2019-20

The following form must be printed, filled-out, signed by Pre-k participant’s doctor and returned to the Pre-K office prior to attending our Pre-K Programs.

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