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FAQ

FAQFrequently Asked Questions: This page contains answers to common questions of students and parents. 
  1. What time should my child arrive at school?
  2. Should I let you know if my child’s method of transportation changes?
  3. How can I celebrate my child’s birthday at school?
  4. Can I stop by anytime for a conference?
  5. How much do school lunches cost? 
  6. May I join my student for lunch?

 
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­What time should my child arrive at school?          Your child may arrive at 7:15 in the morning?  He or she should go to the gym at that time.  Children are dismissed to go to their classrooms at 7:45. Should I let you know if my child’s method of transportation changes?          Yes!  I maintain a record of each child’s method of transportation in the afternoons.  If for any reason this should change, for one afternoon, or for the remainder of the year, please send a note in your child’s take-home folder on that day.  The principal must approve notes for bus changes.  This is extremely important for your child’s safety. How can I celebrate my child’s birthday at school?          It is the school’s policy not to use instructional time to celebrate birthdays.  Parents who wish to celebrate their child’s birthday at school are asked to do so in an alternative manner.  You may send cupcakes or cookies during lunchtime or snack.  Other suggestions include joining us on your child’s birthday to read aloud a picture book, and/or joining us for lunch.  Please mail or deliver all party invitations to your child’s friends at their homes. Can I stop by anytime for a conference?          Conferences have to be scheduled.  I will contact you when I feel the need for a conference or if at anytime, you would like to schedule additional meeting, you may do so by calling me at school or sending a note with your child.  Telephone conferences can also be arranged.  The office will not allow you to come to my classroom during the  day without an appointment.  Please let me know ahead of time if you are coming to volunteer or if you need to see me. Back to Top
 
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­How much do school lunches cost?          The cost of lunches are $15.00 for 2 weeks or $1.50 for individual days.  Checks can be made out to DPES.  Fridays ONLY will be ice cream day.  Please send and additional 50 cents on this day.  Children may purchase canned drinks for 50 cents.  It cannot be purchased with the lunch ticket.  It must be sent in a separate envelope.  Milk is 35 cents.  (only if your child wants more than one milk for lunch or brought lunch from home and needs a milk.) Back to Top
 
May I join my student for lunch?          Feel free to join us anytime after the first week of school for lunch.  Remember to sign in and get a visitor badge when you arrive and wait for us outside the lunchroom doors instead of coming to the room.  We use every valuable minute for instruction time. Back to Top