Attendance: 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 school property.
Breakfast, Lunch, and Snack: Nutritious meals are offered for both breakfast and lunch. You may pre-pay for your child's lunch by using the school lunch envelope. Please do not include snack money with the lunch money. Any money that is sent in the lunch envelope will be applied to your child's lunch account. I 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, AND get to class ON TIME. Breakfast begins at 7:25, the first bell rings at 8:05.
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, trust them!
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. Destinations will be announced once they are scheduled.
Nightly Reading: Current research has identified that reading aloud to your child daily is the one most important way that parents can help their child be successful in school. Additionally, you can increase your child's vocabulary when reading to your child by talking about, and naming the items in the pictures. An added bonus, you can also strengthen your child's comprehension by having them retell the story to you, focusing on what happened in the Beginning,Middle,and End of the story. Please visit Mrs. Robinson's Literacy Page for more ideas on how to make reading nightly a fun and valuable learning experience for you and your child.
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.
Transportation, tardy, and dismissal:
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.