Frequently Asked Questions
Sometimes you’re looking for answers, and you want them quickly. We’ve compiled a list of some of the questions most frequently asked of our office staff and put them all in one place for your convenience. Our student handbooks, located on the individual school pages and in the Quick Links section of our Home page provide more detailed information. Still need help? Give us a call!
Students shall dress in a manner that shows respect for themselves and the educational environment. Students’ clothing must not present a health or safety hazard, a distraction to the learning process, or interfere with the education process. In general, we expect students to adhere to the following policies:
- All personal clothing, jewelry, or other items should be free of writing, pictures, or other insignias that are crude, vulgar, profane, violent, or sexually suggestive.
- Clothing may not bear advertising or a likeness to tobacco, alcohol, or drugs.
- Students should be clean when they come to school and wear clothing that does not show underwear or appear immodest in any way. We consider short shorts, mini-skirts, bare midriffs, halter-tops, spaghetti straps, tank shirts, pajamas, and similar clothing to be immodest.
- Students may not wear hats or head gear in the building.
- Students must wear shoes at all times.
Our board of trustees encourages parent involvement and parent participation in our schools and invites parents and community members to visit the schools at any time. However, because schools are a place of work and learning, we must set certain limits to balance the interest between the visitors’ participation and the school’s mission to educate its students. To assist in this balancing, we will enforce the following policy regarding visitors to our schools:
- We consider anyone who is not a regular staff member or student of the school a “visitor.”
- All visitors must report to the school office upon arrival to the school.
- All visitors must wear a school badge identifying them as a visitor.
- All visitors who wish to observe a classroom during school hours must coordinate the visit with the principal and the teacher to minimize class disruption.
We handle all medications on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the school to get an “Authorization for Self-Administered Asthma/Emergency Medication” form to allow school officials to administer medicine if it becomes necessary.
We care about the health and safety of our students and know that healthy students are more successful in school and in life. Our schools promote eight coordinated school health components: health education, physical education, health services, nutrition services, counseling/psychological services, a healthy and safe environment, parent and community involvement, and staff wellness. We will continue to develop ongoing action plans to ensure we continually work on the eight components. We ask that parents send only healthy snacks and treats to school and limit sugar and processed foods. The front office can help provide ideas; however, please check with your child’s teacher before sending in any snack.
We cannot notify children about transportation changes without express written permission from the child’s parent. In addition, we do not allow students to make arrangements during school time to go home from school with a friend.
If your child’s transportation home must change, please send a note to school listing all the children included in the new plan. If a child’s name is not on the note, he or she will follow the regular daily transportation plan. Please notify the school in advance and no later than 3:00 p.m. on the day of the change, or advise the teacher (in writing) if there will be a change in the transporting of your child.
Please note that we will not interrupt teachers during class time. It is essential to let the front office know of any changes in transportation for the day as early as possible so we can relay messages in a timely manner.