July 28, 2011
Dear Parent(s) and/or Guardian(s):
During the 2010 – 2011 school year, we want to continue to be vigilant about keeping our students safe and secure. It is important for your child to be properly supervised in the mornings and afternoons. We know that many of our families are facing tough economic times. The ability to afford proper childcare has become increasingly more difficult for many of you. However, as state-mandated reporters, we are required to report the improper supervision of children to the Henry County Department of Family and Children’s Services (DFACS).
Therefore, in an effort to prevent any circumstances from occurring that could place one of our students in harms way and the possible filing of reports to DFACS, our school counselor, Ms. Sandra Sosa, and I have decided to provide you with the following guidelines from the state of Georgia. The guidelines are taken directly from the Child Protective Services Social Services Manual, 2104.3.
It is extremely important to remember that our elementary students range in age from five to twelve years old. Therefore, the two hour limit or less applies to their supervision needs as you ask yourself the following questions.
It is our desire to assist you, as parents and guardians, in making wise decisions regarding the safety and supervision of your children. If we can be of assistance to you in any manner, please feel free to contact us at the school at (770) 954 – 1901.