Frequently Asked Questions
How are you implementing COVID safety guidelines?
We take COVID safety very seriously. We have the following procedures in place to keep our parents and children safe. All activities are now outdoors only. Upon arrival all parents and children must sign in, hand sanitize and record temperatures. After every activity the children and adults hand sanitize and wash hands. Hand sanitizing bottles are located at every activity station for additional precaution. All adults and children are required to wear a mask at all times, except during snack time. All food is served with gloves and all equipment is wiped down thoroughly with sanitized products.
We also ask any child that is feeling ill to stay home as an added precaution. Our families work hard together to ensure the safest environment for our children to learn and grow.
Are school tours available?
Yes! You can schedule a virtual tour during any school day. To schedule your tour, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
When does registration begin?
We are still accepting enrollment for this school year. Spaces are limited. We will begin accepting registration for the 2021-2022 year in April of 2021. We typically stop enrolling new students in November each fall.
What are the fees?
For the 2020 - 2021 school year: monthly tuition is $190 for 10 months. There is a non-refundable registration fee of $125 and a non-refundable fee of $150 for insurance. All fees are subject to change each year.
What’s involved with registration?
Each working parent (one or both) and each enrolled child must have a physical, provide proof of vaccinations, and fill out a set of state-required forms. All documents are required BEFORE the first day of school or the child may not attend.
What is the school’s schedule?
Bayshore Co-Op is in session from 9am to 12 noon each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. On scheduled working days, parents must show up by 8:30am for set-up and stay until all children are signed out. We follow the LBUSD calendar for holidays and school breaks.
How old does a child have to be to enroll?
Children must be 2 years and 9 months to enroll. They must also be potty-trained. This is a two year program for 3-5 year olds. Second year students may participate in an extended school program called Lunch Bunch for an additional fee.
How many children are enrolled?
Normally we register a maximum of 17 students and try to maintain a balance of 3 and 4 year olds. Due to COVID we have limited our enrollment to 8 students.
What is the ratio of kids to adults?
About 4 to 1; each school day there are three working parents along with our Director, Ms. Cori.
How often are parents required to work at school?
Between 2-4 times per month. A working schedule is released monthly.
When do parents meet?
There is a mandatory monthly parent-only business meeting held on the first Thursday of each month at 7pm to discuss the school, fundraising, field trips, etc. Location is the school or a family’s home. It's also a great way to further build our co-op community!
Do the kids eat at school?
Yes, there is a daily snack time! Each week we rotate a different family who provides snack for all kids and working parents for the three days. Each family will provide 2 or 3 weeks of snack per school year. Daily dishes and weekly school laundry are also the responsibility of the given family providing the snack each week. All snacks are prepared and served with gloves. Snack menu must be posted two weeks ahead of time.
What if my child has allergies or dietary restrictions?
We are happy to work with you! We’ve had students with various allergies and restrictions through the years and work with the parents to accommodate their kids.
How does fundraising work?
We plan 3 or 4 big fundraisers each year and participation is mandatory. The money helps us maintain the school, pay for field trips, and purchase supplies. In the past these have included a hot cocoa event, rummage sale, paint ’n’ sip, etc. We always welcome new ideas and plan these events throughout the year.
We are happy to answer any additional questions you may have!
Please send an email to email@example.com and our Chair of Parents will get back to you.