Policies & Procedures
Ø Good attendance is very important. Our school day begins at 8:15 a.m. The tardy bell rings at 8:20 a.m. Breakfast will begin being served at 7:45 a.m. Please do not drop off your child before 7:45 a.m. because there is no adult supervision before this time. If your child is absent from school, please send a note stating the reason within 3 days. All absences that we do not have a note for within the 3 days will be marked unexcused.
Ø Safety is our number one concern! If there is a transportation change for your child, please send a written note. **Emails and/or phone calls will not be accepted for any transportation changes. Keep in mind, if someone different is picking up your child through carpool, they must have your child’s carpool sign.
Ø I will send a newsletter home every Monday. It will include news of the week, homework assignments, and important dates/reminders. Your child will have a homework/communication folder that I have provided. This folder will be sent home each day and must be returned the following day. The folder is a very important tool that we use for communication between school and home. Please take a few minutes to look at your child’s folder each night. If you send a note, please use this folder.
Ø Homework will be given Monday-Thursday: Reading = 20 minutes each night and record in Reading Log; Math = math practice will be sent home as needed; Spelling = the newsletter will inform you of weekly spelling homework. Please review your child’s homework each night for any assistance he/she may need.
Ø We keep a work portfolio for each child. All papers will not go home. You will have an opportunity to look through these portfolios during Open House, parent conferences, or by request.
Ø We have snack every day. Each child is responsible for bringing his/her own snack. Please send a healthy snack whenever possible. (pretzels, raw vegetables, fruit cups, cheese sticks, nuts, popcorn, cereal bars, yogurt or fruit.) Please do not send sodas (carbonated drinks) or candy for snack. If you would like to provide extra snacks for those that don’t have any, it would be greatly appreciated.
I use a positive reward system in our classroom called “Filling Up My Bucket”. Students will earn a pom-pom for making good choices, being a good friend, helping others, getting compliments from others, following daily routines, doing homework, attendance, etc… Once they fill up their bucket, they will visit the treasure chest. It would be greatly appreciated if you could donate any items to our treasure chest (stickers, pencils, erasers, markers, bubble gum, candy, etc...). We also have a classroom bucket that we will fill up. If we have great behavior as a class, 100% attendance, 100% homework,etc… we will earn pom-poms. Once we fill up our class bucket, we will celebrate with a special surprise!
We are looking forward to a GREAT year! We strive for all children to be taught in a developmentally appropriate manner as well as a positive and loving environment.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The above is for face-to-face instruction.