Although Kumon is a year-round program, we do observe some national holidays, spring break, as well as a winter break at the end of December. Specific dates of center closings will be posted in the emails and also on our website. In case of weather related closures, a decision is usually made by noon of class day, and parents are informed via email. In addition, the center voicemail is updated, and so is the homepage of the website.
If you are not able to keep your scheduled time, please contact the center as soon as possible to reschedule. To the extent possible, we want to avoid students having to wait to attend class.
Class attendance is a vital part of the Kumon Program. Observing a student at work in class greatly assists in the planning process for that student. We also prefer to introduce new concepts in class so we may assist your child in reaching his/her Kumon goals. If a student is not able to attend class, please call the center and arrange to pick up the classwork and homework at your convenience.
We encourage parents to grade their child’s Kumon worksheets completed at home and the students to correct all mistakes before bringing them back to the center. This ensures that the students receive immediate feedback on their work and make corrections early in the process, before mistakes become problematic and hinder progress. To aid the process of home grading, we offer grading training sessions for parents as necessary and provide parents answer booklets. If you encounter any problems while home grading, we encourage you to set up an appointment with the Instructor to discuss the matter.
Parents will receive regular updates about their child’s progress from the Instructor. This could be in the form of phone calls, achievement reports, progress goals and parent conferences. Parents also receive a monthly newsletter highlighting any relevant information, upcoming events and a list of monthly achievers at the center. If you would like to contact the Instructor, we encourage you to send an email, call or leave a message with the Check-In person. The instruction hours are dedicated entirely to the students and we discourage parents from speaking with the Instructor during class hours.
Planning and organizing work for your child takes a great deal of thought and organization. We require at least one week’s notice before any extended absence in order to put your child’s vacation packet together.
Please note that students may be absent from Kumon study for no more than one continuous month. After more than one month of absence, when the student resumes, he/she will be considered as "discontinued" and the registration fee applicable at that time will be charged and placement test re-administered. All existing Kumon points will also be lost.
If a student is going to drop out of class, either temporarily or indefinitely, a written notice is required at least 30 days before the effective date.