Policies and Procedures

Last Updated: 6/8/2022 3:01 PM

Absences

When Your Child is Absent

When your child is absent from school, it is necessary to provide an excuse for the absence on the day that they return. the excuse may be written, or submitted electronically. If sending a written note, please be sure to include the first and last name of the child, the parent's name, the teacher's name and the child’s six-digit ID number. It is not necessary to call on the day of the absence. Click here to submit an electronic excuse.

If your child has an appointment first thing in the morning and will be late arriving at school, please send/submit an excuse on the previous day or call the office before 9:00 am that morning.  This way, it will count as an early dismissal rather than a tardy.

 

Taking A Trip

While we do not encourage the taking of trips during the school year, we realize that it is sometimes unavoidable.  If your child(ren) will be absent from school for more than two days due to travel, you must fill out a Trip Request Form at least two weeks before the date of departure.  This form can be obtained in the office or downloaded by clicking the link above.  The form must be submitted at least one week in advance.  After completing the form, have your child give it to their homeroom teacher.  The teacher will sign the form and submit it to the principal for approval.


Arrival/Dismissal Procedures

Arrival

For Students Who Ride a Bus

  • Students who are attending breakfast will be allowed to get off of the bus at 8:35am.
  • Students who are not attending breakfast will remain on the bus until 8:50am.
  • No student who is not attending breakfast will be allowed in the building prior to 8:50 am unless something is scheduled in advance with a teacher; in that case, the teacher will meet your child at the door.

 

If you are dropping your child off at school, please do so between 8:50 am and 9:00 am. Please abide by the following rules to ensure the safety of all students:

  • Once buses are gone, you may drive down the main driveway and pull up as far as possible along the front of the building.
  • The further you pull up, the easier it will be for all.
  • Parents are to remain in their vehicles and have their students safely prepared to exit their vehicles in a timely manner.
  • Once students are safely out of their vehicles, drive slowly and safely away from the building.

 

If you are dropping your child off at school before 8:50 am, please abide by the following rules to ensure the safety of all students

  • No student will be allowed in the building prior to 8:50 am unless attending breakfast or something is scheduled in advance with a teacher, In that case, the teacher will meet your child at the door.
  • Parents will be directed to enter and slowly drive down the main driveway, on the left side of the buses, and pull into the far lot at the end of the driveway where the sidewalk ends.
  • A school staff member will be present to direct you to have student(s) exit the vehicle on the right side.
  • Parents are to remain in their vehicles and have their students safely prepared to exit their vehicles in a timely manner.
  • Once students have exited the vehicle, they will walk down the sidewalk to the front doors of the school (school staff members will be there to assist students so that they safely make their way to the front doors).
  • Once students are safely out of their vehicles, drive slowly and safely through the far lot to exit.

 

Dismissal

Gym Walk-Up Dismissal (for families that pick up their student every day and have already registered with the office)

  •  You must remain in your car until 3:05 PM.
  •  At 3:10 PM, adults picking up students are to social distance to the greatest extent possible and line up on the sidewalk underneath the gym overhang to the gym doors. There will be no need to enter the school.
  • You are not permitted to park along the main driveway, in front of the school, or in the YMCA lot.
  •  When you get to the gym door, please present your placard to pick up your student(s). Students WILL NOT be released unless a placard is presented. This is for the safety of the students as, at any given time, there may be a substitute or a staff member on duty that is not familiar with you.
  • Once the staff member sees your placard, he or she will dismiss your student(s) to you.
  • If your student is registered for Gym Walk-Up and a request is made for them to leave a different way more than three times, it may result in a loss of this privilege. The reason for this is to help ensure student safety. Early dismissals or absences will not count against this number.
  • Please note that you may not pick up any students other than your own at Gym Walk-Up. If another student is to leave with you, you must pick up your child at Gym Walk-Up, then sign the other student out at the front doors. This allows us to ensure that students are leaving the building with the correct adult.

 

Permanent Pickup

  • Parents/guardians must form two lines in the parking lot near the Kindergarten entrance.
  • Students enrolled in the Permanent Pickup program will be called at the end of the announcements each day.
  • Students will then report directly to the LGI.
  • When all students are present, the children will be walked out to the front of the school building to the parent/guardian's vehicles.
  • Please recycle your car sign.
  • Parking along the sidewalk will not be permitted; failure to park where instructed will result in loss of permanent pick-up services.
  • If your student is registered for Permanent Pickup and a request is made for them to leave a different way more than three times, it may result in a loss of this privilege. The reason for this is to help ensure student safety. Early dismissals or absences will not count against this number.
  • Please note that you may not pick up any students other than your own at Permanent Pickup. If another student is to leave with you, you must pick up your child at Permanent Pickup, then sign the other student out at the front doors. This allows us to ensure that students are leaving the building with the correct adult.

 

Front Door Pickup

  • If you are not part of either the Gym Walk-Up or Permanent Pickup dismissal programs but still need to pick up your child at the end of the day, then you will need to do the following:
  • Arrive no later than 3:05 PM.
  • Locate the clipboard placed in the vestibule.
  • Write your name and the student(s) name you are picking up. Please print legibly.
  • Please do not ring the buzzer, as a staff member will get the clipboard by 3:09.
  • Please wait outside, not in the vestibule, and maintain social distancing to the greatest extent possible until your student(s) is released (a staff member will walk the students out to you to ensure students go with the correct adult).

Visitor Procedures/LobbyGuard

Upon entering the building, please use the LobbyGuard system. You must have your driver's license with you to use the system. The monitor works as a touch screen.

 

Screen 1) Press the “start” button.

Screen 2) Select one of the options (visitor, pickup, outside agency, drop off, or volunteer).

Screen 3) Agree to our volunteer confidentiality agreement.

Screen 4) Touch the green button to take a current picture.

Screen 5) Scan your driver’s license. The scanner is located under the left corner of the monitor. Simply scan the bar located on the back of your license by lining it up with the red +.

Screen 6) The final step in the process is to obtain your badge if one is required (see below). You must then press the button on the wall to be buzzed into the office.

 

If you are coming into the school as a visitor, outside agency, or volunteer, the system will print you a badge to wear in the building.

Our end-of-day lobby pickup will continue as it has with adults entering the main lobby after 3:00 pm without the need to use LobbyGuard.

Important Links

2021-2022 Elementary Handbook

2021-2022 Chromebook Handbook