New and continuing students will be admitted to the Greenwood School upon receipt of a completed registration form and receipt of the registration/materials fee. The completed registration form automatically places new students on the waiting list if space is not available. No fee is required to be put on the waiting list.
Registration for continuing students and children of federal employees is usually around the first of March. Open registration for new students will be two weeks after applications have gone out to current students.
We reserve the right to reject an application for any student we feel has special needs which cannot be met satisfactorily by our school.
A child may be asked to leave the school if a behavioral or special need develops that we are not equipped to handle. Dismissal due to behavior will only take place after we have talked with the parents on numerous occasions trying to resolve the issue. If after talking with the parents, pediatrician and/or other professionals, this issue is not resolved, the child will be asked to leave the school. If the child is a danger to themselves, children and/or staff, the child will be asked to leave the school. Dismissal of the child is always a last resort.
In accordance with Maryland State Law, Greenwood School does not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin or disability in the admission of pupils or the employment of faculty and administrative staff.
PROGRESSION OF PUPILS THROUGH THE SCHOOL
Pupils enter Greenwood School and are generally placed in a class according to their age. The children then progress through each level of the school. An exception to this policy is a student whose teacher and/or parent feel(s) that the age appropriate class is not suitable for the child at that time. In these situations the Director, the teacher and the parents will meet to discuss and work out a viable solution. If an agreement cannot be reached, the Director will make the final decision.
The progression of children going to new classes is given a great deal of thought. The final decision includes: teacher input, parent input, the ratios of boys and girls, the total make up of the classroom, and full/part time students.
RIGHT OF PRIVACY
Greenwood School will protect the rights of privacy of its pupils and their parents. The school maintains cumulative academic and health records for each child. Parents have access to their child’s records upon a request to the Director. The Director will provide these records which can be reviewed with the Director on the premises.
Further, when an institution requests information about a student, parents will be required to submit written permission before any information will be released.
REGISTRATION AND TUITION REFUND
A non-refundable registration fee is required when submitting an application. Parents are responsible for tuition, which may be paid in monthly installments. Parents are additionally responsible for one month’s tuition following written notification of a child’s withdrawal. If tuition is submitted after the tenth day of the month, a $15.00 late fee will be assessed. There is a $30.00 fee for each returned check.
INCLEMENT WEATHER/EMERGENCY POLICY
Greenwood follows the Federal Government operating status. If the Federal Government is closed, Greenwood is closed. If the Federal Government announces Unscheduled Leave or Unscheduled Telework, Greenwood opens at 9:00am. If the Federal Government announces a delayed opening, Greenwood also delays opening by the same amount. For example, if the Federal Government announces a one hour delayed opening, Greenwood opens one hour late, at 8:30am. Visit the Office of Personnel Management website www.opm.gov/status for Federal Government operating status. Greenwood reserves the right to make alternative closing arrangements to provide for the safety of its staff and students. Call 301-277-6877 if you have a question about the current Greenwood opening/closing/delay status.