Upon entering school at St. Ursula Villa, your child must be independent in taking care of all their bathroom needs. Specifically stated:
- Children must wear traditional underwear to school, not pull-ups or other absorbent undergarments.
- Children must be able to independently recognize the need to use the toilet, and get to the toilet in a timely manner without having "potty accidents."
- Children must be able to get on and off the toilet without assistance from an adult.
- Children must be able to use the toilet provided by St. Ursula Villa without the help of a potty chair or training seat.
- Children must be able to pull pants up and down on their own.
- If a child has a "potty accident" at school, a report will be sent home indicating the date of the accident and a reminder of the policy as written above. This letter will be signed by the teacher and an administrator, and will be sent home to be signed by a parent and returned to school the next day. The same procedure is followed after a second potty accident.
- In the event of a third "potty accident" or the recognition that one of the above criteria are not being met, a meeting will be scheduled with the parents, teachers and administration to discuss whether or not a consistent routine has been established. If it is determined that a consistent routine has not been established, the student will be asked to leave the program.
- When the parents believe the child has established consistent bathroom routines, a meeting with the teachers and administration will be scheduled to determine if a successful level of independence has been reached and the child is ready to re-enter the program.