Your childís regular and
on-time attendance at school is crucial to his/her success. I canít
emphasize this point enough! A majority of our learning activities are
group oriented, and involve interaction with classmates. It is next to
impossible to make up work at home. Please view school as a priority,
and see to it that your child attends everyday - except in cases of
illness or emergency. A written note is required each time your child is
absent. Our school system has specific attendance guidelines which will
be observed should attendance become a problem.
Behavior: Please review
the Code of Student Conduct handbook. Be sure to sign and return the
last page. Children are expected to behave at school, and on school
sponsored activities. Every child should feel that the classroom/school
environment is safe and secure, and free from all threats of physical or
emotional harm. In addition, it is important that each child learn to
develop self-discipline and good work habits, to resolve conflicts
peacefully, and to think independently. They are expected to respect
adults, other children, personal belongings, classroom materials, and
Breakfast, Lunch, and Snack:
Nutritious meals are offered for both breakfast and lunch. Breakfast is
provided free of charge for all students and provides them with the fuel
that their body and brain both need to get the most out of their day.
Please encourage your child to eat breakfast at school. You may
pre-pay by sending a check with your child, made out to Lake Country
Elementary. Student lunches are $2.15 and adult lunches are $3.15.
Teachers do not have access to your child's account, so please direct
all inquiries to the cafeteria staff. If your child eats breakfast at
school, please be sure they arrive in time to eat. Breakfast
begins at 7:15, the first bell rings at 7:50 with the tardy bell ringing
Clothing: Children are
involved in a variety of physical activities during recess and P. E.
that include running, jumping, and climbing. Sneakers are recommended
for safety - shoes with slick soles result in preventable falls and
injuries. Girls may want to keep a pair of shorts at school to wear
under skirts or dresses for greater freedom of movement. Also,
throughout the year, students will be painting, using glue, markers, and
other "messy" stuff. Please select clothing that is both comfortable and
appropriate for these activities. Although we try very hard to protect
clothing, please understand that accidents do happen. If your child
comes home and announces that he/she is supposed to wear something old,
Field Trips: Field trips
are a great way to extend learning. A signed permission note will be
required before your child will be allowed to participate. If you would
like to go with your child on a field trip a Volunteer application must
be filled out at least one month in advance. For more information on our
Volunteer policy, please click on this button.
Destinations will be
announced once they are scheduled.
Homework: Each week your
child will be given a list of
spelling words to practice and learn. These are words that occur
frequently during reading. For additional information please check with
your child's teacher.
Each day your child will bring home his/her planner with their homework
directions listed. Your child should read for at least
25-30 minutes nightly. The book does not need to be a new book each night but must
be on your child's independent reading level. This means that they
should not miss more than 4-5 words on a page. Please visit Mrs.
Robinson's Literacy Page or ideas on how to make reading nightly a fun
and valuable learning experience for you and your
child.-, as well as additional information on learning.
Lice Policy: Head checks
are done on a regular and continuing basis. Should your child have lice,
you will be contacted to get your child from school. It will be
necessary for you to administer appropriate treatment before your child
returns to school.
Medicine: School policy
prohibits the administration of ANY type of medicine in
the classroom. This includes prescription and over the counter
medications. Should you feel it necessary for your child to receive a
dose of medicine during school hours, you will need to take it to the
office in the original container. Please do not send it with your child.
You will be given a form to complete which provides information relating
to the medication.
tardy, and dismissal:
Please call the
Front office for
any additional school information at 863-699-5050 Ext. 100.
Visitors: A visitor
pass is required anytime when on the campus. Please come by the
office to sign in and get a visitor's pass.