Forms & Publications

Welcome, Tower families. Here, you'll find important Tower publications, such as the Parent-Student Handbook; handy links; and a single-stop for printable forms.


Publications

TOWER'S PARENT-STUDENT HANDBOOK 2018-2019
The Parent-Student Handbook is a handy resource for school guidelines and policies, and is updated annually. Families are asked to read it each fall, and refer to it throughout the year.

BULLYING PREVENTION PLAN
Tower has a long­standing commitment against bullying in our school community. At the root of this commitment is the Tower Code. The Head of School is responsible for the implementation and oversight of the community’s adherence to the Tower Code.

ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
Please read the attached document that outlines Tower School's Acceptable Use Policy regarding technology.

THE TURRET | Tower's Annual Student Literary Publication, est. 1917
The Turret is edited and produced by Upper School Students, and written by students in grades Pre-K through grade eight.


Nut-Free Lunch Ideas

Fresh or dried fruit such as: bananas, pears, apples, oranges, melon, grapes, applesauce, raisins, apricots or cherries

Vegetables such as carrots, peppers, celery, broccoli, cauliflower, cherry tomatoes, salad greens and pickles

Cubed cheese, string cheese and cottage cheese, yogurt

Soup, pasta, cereal, pizza, mac and cheese and chicken fingers

Deli sandwiches, cream cheese and jelly, honey and banana, soy nut butter, hummus, tuna salad, egg salad, and chicken salad


Enrollment Information 2018-2019

Tower uses Bill.com for online tuition payments. Enrolled families will receive an invoice for the deposit by email, which will be accompanied by the following information.

• A description of payment options and an indication of your current payment selection,

• Information about optional Tuition Refund Insurance and Student Accident Insurance and an indication of your current insurance selections,

• Media release approval,

• Commitment conditions for continued enrollment and financial obligations.

Re-enrolling families will no longer be required to complete a new enrollment contract when sending the tuition deposit. The re-enrollment deposit will establish the re-enrollment commitment for the next school year.


Tuition Refund Plan & Accident Plan

The following descriptions of our Tuition Refund Plan and Accident Insurance Plan are provided to assist families in selecting the plan(s) that best suit their needs.

Tuition Refund and Student Accident Plan Overview 2018

Tuition Refund Plan 2018

Student Accident Plan 2018

Health

Tower's health curriculum provides age-appropriate information based on American Medical Association (AMA) guidelines. We provide accurate information to help keep children safe.

We understand that children need factual information about healthcare in order to make continually careful and thoughtful complex decisions. We help children develop interpersonal skills and become advocates for themselves and those around them.

Below are a few links that families may find helpful. Contact Russ Wells for further assistance.


The Teen Years Explained: A guide that describes normal physical, cognitive, emotional, social, sexual, identity formation and spiritual changes that happen during adolescence and how adults can promote healthy development

The Partnership for a Drug Free America
: Information on drugs and drug use with tips on talking to your kids

Advocates for Youth
: General information and advice for promoting responsible decisions around reproductive and sexual health

Media & Your Children

Movies, TV shows, and video games may occasionally pose challenges for parents and schools.

We recommend Common Sense Media as a resource for families. Common Sense Media offers expert advice on media-related issues, as well as ratings and reviews of the latest movies, TV, video games, books, websites, etc. Their resources help families find age-appropriate media, and offer valuable information, including the following topics:

Kindergarten Talking About Advertising, Cartoon Violence, Setting Internet Filters
Grades 1-2 All About Avatars, Safe Search Online, Movies for the Family
Grades 3-4 Safety Online, Scary Film Fixes, Club Penguin & More
Grades 5-6 Cell Phone Help, Talking About Cyberbullies, Instant Messaging, Staying Safe Online
Grades 7-8 Managing Music, Taming Gaming at Home, Checking Browser History
High School Digital Creativity, The Truth About "Sexting," YouTube 101, Finding Out About Facebook


Cyberbullying Prevention

Monitor your child’s computer use. Have the computer in a public space. Know what they’re posting, check their mobile messages, “friend” them. Set time limits.

Remind them that all private information can be made public. Posts on friends’ “walls,” private chats, photos, little in-jokes can all be cut, pasted, and sent around. If they don’t want the world to see it, they should not post or send it.

Create a code of conduct. Discuss a list of things that would be inappropriate and/or dangerous to do, like sharing personal information. Tell them that if they wouldn’t say something to someone’s face, they shouldn’t text it, IM it, or post it.

Ask your child if they know someone who has been cyber-bullied. They may open up about others’ pain before admitting their own.

Tell your child what to do if they are being targeted. They shouldn’t respond or retaliate; they should block bullies immediately, and tell you or a teacher.

Establish strict consequences and stick to them.