Party Food Policy

Party Food Policy

Birthday and Other Celebrations

Dear Parents and Guardians,

In order to observe Lafayette School District’s Wellness Policy and individual health issues, we are discontinuing the gift of food as a birthday celebration. For those who would still like to celebrate with classmates, the following options are welcome. 

-Birthday Book Share.

Bring a favorite book to school for us to read with the class. Some families enjoy donating the book to the classroom library. Your child’s name and birthday is written inside the book.

-Bookmarks

-Pencils

-Erasers

-Stickers

 

Classroom Policies

School and Classroom Policies

Important Information

Staff Supervision  - Morning supervision is provided from 8:15-8:30 AM.  No after school playground supervision is provided.  We discourage children from being here unsupervised.

Tardiness  - Please make every effort to have your child at school on time.  Attendance is taken within the first 5 minutes of class and the attendance folder is sent to the office.  Late children need to stop at the office to report their attendance before coming to class.

Absences  - Please call the office, 927-3570, at 8:00 AM to report your child’s absence.  Tardies, absences, and ISP days are tallied by the office staff and are included on report cards.  Sick days are considered excused absences, but did you know that the state no longer provides funding for absences, unless they occur as at least 5 consecutive days?  We encourage you to keep your child home in the event of illness, especially if it is communicable.

Trips  - Please notify me in advance if your child will be absent more than five consecutive school days so an ISP (Independent Study Program) can be prepared.  ISP days are considered an excused absence, but cannot be written for less than 5 days.  Please try to schedule trips during school holidays.  A child’s learning is impacted when lessons are missed.  Our school does not receive crucial funding for school days missed.

Early Release  - If you need to pick up your child before 2:42 or 1:42 on Wed., please send a note in the morning.  When you pick up please go to the office to sign your child out and the school secretary will call the classroom.

Late Lunches  - School policy is that lunches or other deliveries should be left in the office marked with your child’s name and room number.  The office will inform me that a lunch is waiting for a particular student.

Phone Messages  - Please contact the office if you need to give your child a message during school hours.

Label Belongings  - Please write your child’s name on all belongings, especially lunch boxes, sweatshirts, and jackets.

School Appearance Code  - Students may not wear:  sleeveless shirts with shoulder straps less than 2 inches wide, crop tops which reveal the midriff, halter tops, short shorts, short skirts, short dresses.

Shoes  - Please make sure your child comes to school in sturdy shoes designed for running.  We participate in active PE games everyday.  The shoes in “fashion” are often not designed for safety at school (for example, clogs, slipper dress shoes, rubber rain boots, flip-flops, etc.).

Picture Day  - Class picture date to be announced. Watch for date on school calendar

                                                         

Absences

Every time your child misses school for any reason (sick, vacation, others) the Lafayette School District loses $51 per day in revenue from the State. Attendance in school is best for your child's education. If your child is ill, keep him or her home until well enough to return to school. If you must take your child on a trip for five days or more, ask you school to provide your child with an Independent Study program to help them keep up with their studies while gone. Doing so is a win-win scenario. Your child keeps pace with his or her classes and is considered present (not absent) on those days for State funding purposes. However, for absences less than five days or absences greater than five days without an Independent Study program, your child misses invaluable instruction time and the State withholds funding from the District at $51/day. The District strongly recommends that trips and vacations be scheduled during non-school days. This is best, first for your children, our students, and secondly for the District especially amid persistent State funding cuts.

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Homework Guidelines

  1. Read aloud one of more books to your child Monday through Thursday and record the names and titles on the Homework sheet that is in your child's daily folder.
  2. If your child is an adept reader, have him or her read aloud to you.  When the words are unknown, quickly provide them so that the flow of comprehension and enjoyment is uninterrupted.  Pleases remember that  the teaching of reading is not the focus of this assignment.
  3. On Thursday (or before), your child should choose one book and draw a colorful illustration of a favorite character or scene in the story.  Please do not allow your child to trace the illustration from the book.
  4. Your child is then to write about the drawing and favorite part or character in the story.  Our emphasis is on writing fluency and the expression of thoughts..."dictionary spelling" is not expected from first graders.
  5. If your family has special plans on a particular day and you are unable to read together, simply make a note the homework sheet for that particular day.  Any time you and your child spend interacting with books can be recorded on this sheet.
  6. Weekly homework sheet is due every Friday.

Enjoy the magic of reading with your child!