Policies

Comprehensive Attendance Policy
For your convenience our attendance policy is outlined in our handbook. Our detailed Comprehensive Attendance Policy is located in the Head of School’s office and is available for your perusal upon request.

Inclement Weather School Closure Policy

  • If the NYC Public Schools are open, Saint Ann’s School will also be open.
  • If the NYC Public Schools are closed, then Saint Ann’s School will also be closed.
  • However, if school is already in session and the public schools close early, Saint Ann’s will NOT necessarily close early as well. Please check the school’s website for further information.
  • NYC Public School closing information is available via most radio stations, via the New York City website nyc.gov or by calling 311.

Immunization Policy

In accordance with New York State Public Health Law, all students must be immunized. Proof of vaccination or immunity from the following is required for all students: measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), tetanus, diptheria and pertussis (TDAP), varicella (chicken pox) and Hepatitis B. All 12th graders need proof of two meningococcal immunizations prior to the first day of school. Additionally all preschool students need proof of vaccination or immunity from the following: Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), pneumococcal conjugate (PCV), and influenza. 

The School will not offer any exemptions to this policy, except in the case of a New York State licensed physician certifying that such immunization may be detrimental to the student’s health. Such certifications must be submitted to the Head of School. If you are seeking a medical exemption, you must provide a letter from a New York State licensed physician certifying that one or more of the required immunizations are detrimental to your child’s health. The letter should specify which immunizations may be harmful to your child and for how long the immunization(s) would be detrimental.

Non-Discriminatory Policy

Saint Ann’s School admits students of any race, color, religion, creed, gender, disability, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law, to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. The School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender (which includes a person’s actual or perceived sex, as well as gender identity and expression), age, marital status, disability, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, familial status, predisposing genetic characteristics, actual or perceived domestic violence victim status, unemployment status, caregiver status or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law, in carrying on its educational activities or in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, employment policies, financial aid programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.

Building Entry Security Policy

Saint Ann’s School maintains a balance between a welcoming community and a safe community.  All students, faculty and administrators value their freedom to seamlessly move from one building to another at any time.  In addition to the creation of a friendly and open environment around the School, we take our security procedures seriously.  Below are the procedures we have in place to ensure a welcoming and safe environment:

  • Faculty, students and administrators can enter buildings without showing an ID.  However, students in grades 4-12 are required to sign in when they enter the building for the first time each  morning. Morning sign-in is necessary to maintaining accurate attendance records.
  • Parents or caregivers may enter the Bosworth Building (129 Pierrepont), the Lower School (153 Pierrepont), Henry Street Kindergarten (124 Henry) or the Preschool (26 Willow Place) during drop-off (8:00am-9:00am) and during pickup (2:45pm – 6:00pm).  
  • Parents visiting any of our other buildings should announce themselves, sign in at the front desk, and wait to be granted permission to enter.
  • All parents who have appointments or who need to deliver items to division offices should sign in at the front desk so that they can be announced to the appropriate office.  Parents should wait at the front desk until permission is granted to enter the building even during drop-off and pick-up times.  
  • Parents entering buildings for specific events will be directed to the appropriate venue.
  • Parents and caregivers waiting to pick up children at the end of the day should wait on the sidewalk or in areas designated inside the building by security on any given day.
  • Alumni visitors are most welcome at Saint Ann’s. Alumni should identify as an alumnus/na so that the security guard on duty can contact the director of alumni relations to arrange for an escort.  Recent alumni (those visiting during college breaks) will be able to enter the building without an escort only after they announce themselves and sign in at the front desk. If alumni visitors already have an appointment with a faculty member or administrator, they should sign in and wait at the security desk to be announced to the appropriate office.
  • All other visitors must announce themselves and sign in at the front desk. The security guard will provide them with a visitor badge that must be worn at all times and will admit them after they have been announced to the appropriate office and have been granted permission to enter.