Policies & Procedures

For complete descriptions of all Harborlight Policies and Procedures,
please consult the Covid-19 Parent Safety Handbook and the HNS Parent Handbook 2020-21.

No School Policy
In case of bad weather or an emergency, each family will receive an email from the director and we will also post updates on our website and our Facebook page. We also make arrangements with local TV stations. Their policies vary from year to year so families will be notified about those specifics each year. For snow cancellations, we typically follow Beverly Public Schools.

For students who stay for lunch (see Extended Care), parents will provide the child with a nutritious lunch. All lunches will be placed on a cart in the morning and refrigerated for the day. HNS is a Nut-Free school. Please do not send in SODA, CANDY, NUTS or FOODS CONTAINING PEANUTS or TREE NUTS or packaged foods processed with PEANUTS or TREE NUTS.

Snacks will be provided by the school and are served mid-morning and mid-afternoon. Milk is the beverage served. Water is always available to the children at snack and throughout the day.

Health Care Policies and Procedures 

All children must be free of an elevated temperature 24 hours before he/she is to come to school. If your child is on an antibiotic, we ask that the child remain out of school for 24 hours after the medication has been started. Please keep your child at home when he/she displays an unusual rash, eye inflammation, severe cough, or heavy congestion.