Attendance will be taken daily at 8:55 a.m. by the homeroom teacher. If your child is out, an excuse must be sent in on the day he or she returns to school. This is State mandated. If your child will be leaving school early on a given day, a note should be submitted to his or her teacher.
Class Party Policy
While all students are expected to participate in school-wide celebrations, the planning of individual class parties will be under the control of each classroom teacher. Teachers are urged to be aware of student religious beliefs in this regard and to make arrangements in advance to place students who do not wish to participate. There will be no surprise parties.
Field trips are an important part of the educational process and teachers are encouraged to provide these opportunities to their students. The district provides a bus for this purpose one day per week in each school.
The Library will be open each day, Monday through Friday, from 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Library skills instruction will be provided by the Library-Media Specialist. Book circulation and individual and small group research projects may be carried on each day. Please use the sign-up sheet on the library door to schedule your class for a special library period. Video activities will be carried on by the library staff. Taping and playback can be arranged with the librarian.
All students in grades K-6 will receive vocal music instruction. Students in grade 2 will receive basic instrumental instruction. Students in grades 3-6 may receive instrumental music instruction. Performing groups in grades 4-6 include chorus, band, orchestra and jazz ensemble.
Child Study Team
The Child Study Team is composed of the principal, psychologist, resource room teacher, reading room specialist, speech teacher, school nurse-teacher and the classroom teacher(s) of the child being discussed. The Child Study Team reviews the referral, suggests diagnostic evaluation, reviews, evaluation results, and recommends support services or special intervention in the child's classroom. Changes in programming and the kind and frequency of support are also considered by the Child Study Team.
General Suggestions To Parents
Encourage your child to come home immediately after school is dismissed.
Please do not phone your child during school hours unless there is an emergency.
Your child is not to bring dangerous or distracting articles to school, such as guns, knives, water guns, toys, radios, jewelry, electronics, etc.
Place names on all articles of outer clothing - coats, gloves, hats, caps, sweaters, raincoats, etc.
The school maintains a lost and found department. Please feel free to investigate if your child loses or misplaces something.
Instruct your child never to converse with a stranger, accept a gift from a stranger, or get into a car with a stranger.
Your child should have plenty of sleep each night for him/her to do good school work.
To leave the school grounds during school hours, your child must have permission from the principal's office.
If there is something that you want to know about school, if something has happened at school that worries you or your child, if there is a misunderstanding, or if you need more information for any reason, see your child's principal.
Visit your school. You, as a parent, are not only welcome at school, you are urged to visit. It is highly desirable that you attend the various meetings arranged by the principal. ALL VISITORS MUST SIGN IN AT THE OFFICE.
You will also want to know your child's teacher. If you wish to confer with a teacher, please call the school and make an appointment. You should not interrupt his or her class time to discuss an individual problem.