Helpful back to school tips.... **Please notify us immediately of any allergies or medical restrictions. Snack-*No peanut containing snacks due to allergies. We will have a snack time everyday. Students are to bring their own snack. Please be “snack healthy” and be mindful that snack time will be a total of 10 minutes. Please do not bring any snack with peanuts due to allergies. We ask that you avoid bringing drinks that have a color for snack, due to equipment and floor staining. Water is the best choice. Birthday treats will be at this time also.
Daily Communication The planner is our main source of daily communication. It is necessary for your child to bring it to and from school every day. They can be placed directly in the file portfolio behind the "Planner" section. Any notes regarding your child’s day at school and any health or behavior issues that may need to be addressed, will be briefly noted in the planner. We will also be sending any important notes from the office, which have to go home that day, in the planner. It is important that you initial the planner each night and communicate to us any pertinent information regarding your child such as changes in dismissal procedure for your child etc...
Weekly Communication Mail and graded papers will go home each Monday. They will be placed in the "Mail" section of your file portfolio. You may also find important notes from school, and notes from his or her teachers. The "Mail" section of the file portfolio should be emptied before the following Monday.
Arrival / Absences Please be on time. Doors open at 7:45a.m. and students will be allowed to go to their classroom at that time. Instruction starts promptly at 8:10 a.m. Attendance is critical for third grade success. If your child happens to miss a day due to illness, please send in a note, so the absence can be excused. Please keep in mind it will be your child's responsibility to make up any missed class work and homework.
Dismissal Dismissal is at 2:50 p.m. For the safety of all our children, we kindly ask that you do not walk up to the school to pick up your child during dismissal. Car line is 2 lines. Please know that it takes a while before the car line becomes efficient, so please be patient the first couple weeks of school. Any changes to the way your child will be getting home at the end of the school day, should be noted in the planner. Otherwise, your child’s teacher will be following typical dismissal procedures originally stated by his or her parents at our meet and greet the teacher night.
*Please be aware of the uniform code at our school. Children need to be in the appropriate school uniform every day.
*Names need to be on everything!!! This includes but is not limited to; lunch boxes, water bottles, and all clothing. Many things look alike and are likely to be returned if their names are on the items.
*P.E. is outside, it is necessary that each student bring a water bottle to school each day. Please put names on all water bottles. Also, appropriate athletic shoes are essential for P.E. and are a part of our uniform requirement.
*If your child is buying lunch from the cafeteria, you can set up a lunch account on myschoolbucks.com.