General Information

  • School Hours

    Regular School Day..............................8:50 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

    Elementary Early Dismisal Time...................11:45 a.m.

    Classes will begin at 8:50 am. For those students who ride with parents, we ask that they arrive at school no earlier than 8:35 am. Adult supervision will begin at 8:35 am.

    If you transport your child, please remember not to block the lanes of traffic in front of the school. Pull your car into the designated parking areas. At Steckel, please use the parking lot at the side of the building.

    Enrollment and Emergency Card

    Students must turn in an emergency card that contains accurate information on how to contact parents or neighbors in case of accident or illness. This card must be kept up to date and is kept in the school office.

    Discipline

    It is necessary that children learn to develop self discipline in order to further their learning. We ask that you discuss with your child the importance and the need for good behavior and a good attitude while at school. We do not tolerate fighting, disrespect for others, obscene language, or the destruction of school property. Students who break rules continuously will be sent to the office and dealt with accordingly. If problems recur, parents will be called to help resolve the issue. Future actions may include a denial of school programs/privileges or suspension.

    The ultimate goal of all disciplinary actions is not to punish the child, but to change the child's behaviors.

    Medication

    Medication cannot be administered by the school without parental permission. Students who need to take prescribed medication must have the appropriate form signed by the parent before the medication may be brought to the school. The medicine and forms will be kept in the nurse's office.

    Attendance

    All children are expected to be in attendance each day unless they are ill or a family emergency arises. Please remember that a written note explaining the absence is required within three days after a student has been absent. We realize that there will be instances when your child may be tardy, but please avoid this whenever possible. Tardiness interrupts your child's instructional time. Parents should accompany their child to the office when he/she is tardy. A trip form must be completed for educational trips.

    Ill Children

    If your child becomes seriously ill at school, we will contact you immediately. If we cannot reach you, we will use the emergency number you have provided. Please remember, we cannot keep seriously ill children in school.

    Accidents

    If your child is injured at school we will make him/her comfortable and then call you immediately if a serious injury has occurred. If you cannot be reached, we will attempt to contact thee emergency number that you listed on the above mentioned information form.

    Transportation Changes

    Please notify the office in advance if there is to be a change in the transportation of your child. If no notification is received, your child will follow his/her regular method of getting home.

    Release of Students

    We encourage you to try to schedule your child's doctor and dental appointments around school hours. If this is not possible, you must come to the main office to sign out your child. For your child's safety, the school will not release a child to anyone who has not sent written communication to the school. A photo ID is required.

    Withdrawal of Students

    If you are moving and are withdrawing your child from school, please call a few days prior to the withdrawal date. This will give ample time to complete necessary paperwork. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

    Bus Regulations

    Riding the school bus is a privilege. Improper conduct on the buses or at the bus stop will result in that privilege being denied. Only regularly scheduled bus students are to ride the school buses. Students are not allowed to ride a bus other than their assigned bus. Requests to change buses for the purpose of visiting, parties, sleepovers, and other personal reasons will be denied. Bus students are required to go directly home upon dismissal from the bus.

    Parent-Teacher Conferences

    Communication is an essential part of the educational program. We feel it is very important for parents to keep in close contact with their child's teacher concerning his or her school progress.

    Parents are to call for an appointment with the teacher when needed. When parents use class time, it is not fair to the rest of the class. Parents and all visitors are to report to the office when visiting the school.

    All parents are invited to a parent-teacher conference at the end of the first marking period in November.

    Standardized Testing

    As part of the district porgram to assess the progress of all students on a planned schedule, the school administers standardized tests. Students in grade two are administered the Terra Nova test in March, while the students in grades three and four are given the PSsA test. The results of all tests are shared with parents upon request or through school mailings