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General Information

AFTER SCHOOL PLAYGROUND

The Youth Services program, for students from grades 2-5, will continue for this school year.  The after school hours are from 2:04 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Starting on Tuesday, August 22, the playground supervision will be from 1:04 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for early dismissals.

The Woodcraft Rangers program is also a free afterschool program for students in grades K-5.  There are a limited number of spaces available and registration is on a first come basis.  To sign up, add your name to the waiting list, or for more information please contact Maggie Lopez in Room 13A afterschool.

ATTENDANCE

California law requires that all children attend school each day unless they are ill.  When students need to go to the doctor or dentist, they are still required to attend school for part of the day.  If your child is absent for any reason, please send a personal note or a doctor's note with your child explaining the reason for the absence when they return to school.

When your child is absent from school for more than 5 days, they must be readmitted by the school nurse before returning to class. If your child has a serious illness or a contagious infection, this must be reported to the school.

Students are expected to arrive to school on time.  The first bell rings at 7:40 a.m. and students start class at 7:45 a.m.  Students who come to school late, after 8:15 a.m. are in danger of being Truant.  If you come to pick up your child during school hours because of medical appointments or for personal reasons, it will be recorded in the system that your child left early for the day.  This affects their attendance percentage as well.  Please bring your child to school on time and in attendance each day.

BICYCLES

Students can ride their bicycles to school and store them in the bicycles racks available behind room 42.  However, students must wear helmets and have a lock to secure their bicycle.  For safety reasons, no bicycles, skateboards, roller skates, or roller blades are permitted to be used on campus.  Students must walk their bicycles and/or skateboards while inside campus.

CLASSROOM ASSIGNMENTS

All classroom assignments are tentative.  It is sometimes necessary to equalize the class size which causes room changes during the first weeks of school.  If your child is moved to another room, it will be a change of room only and does not affect grade placement.  You will be notified of any changes that take place after the first week of school.  Classes are based on enrollment.  If we have too many enrollments or not enough enrollments by Norm Day, in the month of September, we will have to make class changes.  We thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding in making these transitions smooth for your children and the teachers.

CLASSROOM VISITATIONS

You are encouraged to visit your child's classroom and become acquainted with the school program.  We ask you to follow these procedures:

     1. Come to the office to sign in and obtain a "Visitor's Pass"

     2. When you visit the room, take a seat in the back of the room.

     3. Do not interrupt the lesson by trying to talk to the teacher.

     4.  Leave infants and toddlers at home.

     5. If you wish to talk to the teacher after dismissal, stop by the office and leave a note for the teacher.  

         The teacher will contact you later.

     6. Keep your visit to 20 or 30 minutes unless asked to stay longer.

     7. Please return to the office to sign out.

COMMUNICATION

We make every effort to communicate with all stakeholders in a timely manner.  Please stay informed about school activities, events, and important information about our school through this website or by reading the flyers, Newletters, and notices sent home. (Look for the Red Communication Folder)

CONFERENCES

Teachers are available for conferences before and after school by appointment, unless they are available to meet with you at dismissal.  Tuesdays, teachers are required to attend faculty meetings and cannot meet with you.  We have two formal parent teacher conferences during the school year:

     Fall Conferences: November 6 - November 9th, and Monday, November 13th

     Spring Conferences: February 26 - March 2, 2018

     

COUNCILS

We encourage parents to become actively involved in our parent councils.  Students believe school is important when it is modeled and reinforced by parents through their interest in school events, and activities.  You can participate in the English Learners Advisory Committee (ELAC), and the School Site Council (SSC).  These councils meet once a month.  Please check the school calendar on the homepage for dates.

EMERGENCY INFORMATION CARD

The Board of Education requires that for the protection of a student's health and welfare, the parent or legal guardian must keep current emergency information on file at the student's school of attendance, including home address and telephone numbers of two relatives or designated persons who are authorized to care for the student in an emergency situation in case the parent or legal guardian cannot be reached.  We need to have a minimum of three different working telephone numbers listed on the emergency card.

It is important that the emergency card be kept up-to-date.  The information on this form is meant for our use should your child become ill or injured while at school.  When the school is unable to contact anyone listed on the card, we will call emergency assistance.  All students are required to have an emergency card signed by their parent(s) or guardian(s).  

Once the emergency card has been returned to the school office, the information will be updated in the computer system.

If there are any changes throughout the school year, promptly stop by the office to make the necessary changes to keep your information update.    

FOOD PROGRAM

We are a Provision 3 school and all of our students eat for free.  All students will be served breakfast in the classroom from 7:45 to 8:00 a.m. Students need to arrive early enough to have sufficient time to eat in the classroom.  Lunchtimes are as follows:

     ETK & Kinder: 11:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.

     Grades 1 & 2: 11:40 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

     Grades 3 & 4: 12:00 p.m. - 12:40 p.m.

     Grade 5: 12:24 p.m. - 1:04 p.m.

HEALTH & MEDICATIONS

Please refer to the Parent-Student handbook for information that summarizes the state laws, policies and procedures from LAUSD regarding student health.

If you child requires medication during school hours, please be aware that students are not allowed to keep medications in the classroom.  All medications, prescribed or over the counter, must be brought to the nurse's office accompanied by a note from the doctor with instructions for administering the medicine to your child.  Please request this medical authorization form from our school nurse.

HOMEWORK

Homework is given to all students to reinforce what is being taught in the classroom.  Homework will be assigned by each teacher Monday through Friday, and some weekends according to a suggested schedule:

     Kindergarten: 10 minutes per day

     Grades 1-2: 20 minutes per day

     Grade 3: 30 minutes per day

     Grades 4 - 5: 50 minutes per day

These times do not include daily reading time.  Your child must read at home between 20-45 minutes depending on the grade level.

Please help your child develop a sense of responsibility for his/her homework by providing a quiet place to work.  Check their work for neatness and effort and see that is returned daily or as instructed by the classroom teacher.

INSTRUCTIONAL TIME

Instruction schedules are as follows:

ETK / PCC Classes:   7:45 a.m. - 2:04 p.m.

Grades TK - 5: 7:45 a.m. - 2:04 p.m.

PALS PK Classes: 8:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

LOST & FOUND

Lost and unclaimed clothing will be placed in the lost and found container located in Room 1.  Students and their parents are encouraged to check the container daily.  Small items found will be kept in the office.  Please label your child's sweaters and jackets with their first and last name for easy identification.

PERSONAL PROPERTY

LAUSD does not provide insurance coverage for loss of or damage to personal property of students.  The school cannot assumed responsibility for lost personal property.  Students are not allowed to bring toys, excessive money, jewlery, games, weapons, candy, gum, or expensive personal property to school.  If students bring cell phones to school, it is at their own risk.  All cell phones must remained in silent mode during instructional time and can only be used after school. 

RAINY DAY DISMISSAL

All students will be dismissed the same as on regular days.  Kindergarten will be dismissed from their classroom.  Grades 1-5 will be dismissed by the front gate of the school.

RECESS SCHEDULE

Recess times are as follows:

ETK / 1st Kindergarten:  9:20 - 9:40 a.m.

2nd Kindergarten: 9:40 - 10:00 a.m.

Grades 1 & 2: 9:40 - 10:00 a.m.

Grades 3 & 4: 10:05 - 10:25 a.m.

Grade 5: 10:30 - 10:50 a.m.         

SAFETY

The safety of all of our students is very important.  Please help us to keep our students safe by reminding your child to stay on campus until you or your designated person has picked them up.  Please do not let your children leave campus to buy food from the vendors, go to the home of a friend without your knowledge, or even walk home alone unless you have given them permission to do so, and have notified the school of such.

We have a closed campus which means that we will be locking all the school gates 20 minutes after dismissal every day.  The parking lots are not open to the public and children are not allowed to walk through them.  There is no access through the parking lots onto the campus.

Please remind your children to not talk to strangers or leave with anyone except you or your designated person.  A good idea is to give your child a secret password so that if you send a new person to pick them up, they will know it is okay to leave with the caretakers.

SCHOOL SECURITY

In an effort to maximize school security, we are asking all adults, including parents, to enter through the main office during school hours and to check in with the office staff.  It is very important that we know who is on campus at all times.

TRAFFIC SAFETY

Morning Valet Service:

We have areas designated on Pierce Street and Sharp Avenue where students can be dropped off in the morning to enter the school campus.  Parents need to follow the flow of traffic that pull up in front of the school to let their child out or can wait for a staff member to open the door for their child if needed. This service is provided to facilitate the flow of traffic so for parents do not have to find a parking space in the mornings.  It is suggested tat you come early between 7:10 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. when there is less traffic congestion.

 

Dismissal:

To minimize congestion at dismissal, we ask those parents picking up kindergarten students to get to school by 2:00 p.m. to pick up your child in the classroom.  If you come after 2:15, you will have to pick your child in the office.  Please be aware that you will have to show your I.D. in the office.  Students in grades 1-5 are dismissed on the yard at 2:04 p.m. and they can exit from the Pierce Street gates or the Sharp Avenue side gate.

 

Parking and Parking Lots:

In order to keep traffic flowing, please observe traffic rules and norms for a school area.  Do not double park your card or have your child cross in the middle of the street.  Parents and students must use the crosswalks at all times.  Our parking lots are for staff only.  Students are prohibited from using the staff parking lots as an entrance or exit for safety reasons. Parents may not enter the parking lot to drop off or pick up children.

UNIFORMS

We believe that coming to school properly groomed helps students stay focus on their learning, build school pride, and create a sense of community and belonging.  The school has adopted a uniform policy and ask that all students come to school in uniforms or wearing the school colors blue and white.  School uniforms are white blouses or shirts with collars, navy blue jumpers, pants, shorts, or skirts.  Students are required to have personal cleanliness, neatness and comfortable clothing.

PARENT PORTAL

Please use the following link to access the parent portal.

 

PASSport