Frequently Asked Questions: This page contains answers to common questions of students and parents.
- How much time should my student be spending on homework each night?
- Do the parents need to sign the Assignment Books each night?
- What if my student forgets lunch or lunch money?
- Can I pick up my student early from school?
- Where and when will my student line up in the morning?
- May my child bring in a delicious treat for the class to celebrate his/her birthday?
- Can I stop by the classroom during the school day to see my child?
- Can I drop in before or after school to have a quick word?
- I need to get a message to my child. Can I call the classroom?
How much time should my student be spending on homework each night?
Ample time is allowed in class for completing assignments during the day.
However, sometimes students may need to take unfinished work home in the
evenings or on the weekend. The time necessary to finish the work may vary per
Do the parents need to sign the Assignment Books each night?
Since we are partners in your child's education, we feel that it is essential
that you take time to review your child's agenda book for completion and accuracy.
Unless your child is not completing his/her agenda book responsibilities, it is not necessary to review the
book nightly. Once a week with the Friday folder papers will be enough.
Since the district purchased unusable books this year, teachers have had to copy and bind suitable pages
into a 10 week packet. These packets are not as durable as the professionally bound books.
That is why students are being encouraged to bring home their agendas on Friday with the Friday folders.
What if my student forgets lunch or lunch money?
Sometimes that does happen. Please drop off the lunch and/or money to the main
office. We utilize all instructional minutes and appreciate your help in
keeping classroom disruptions to a minimum. If need be, your child may purchase
hot lunch that day and a notice regarding payment will be sent home to you.
It is advisable for parents to make arrangements to load their student lunch accounts with
food service directly.
Can I pick up my student early from school?
We understand that sometimes doctor's appointments must be scheduled within the
school hours. However, please understand that students miss valuable teaching
and learning time when they are absent. Especially critical are the moments at
the end of the day.
Where and when will my student line up in the morning?
Students will line up inside the school
hallways, outside of their classroom. Students will not be permitted to enter
the classrooms until teachers usher them in at 8:25, as teachers are preparing
for the day's instruction.
Students may arrive at school between 8:15 and 8:25. Students who must arrive
prior to 8:15 should be enrolled in latchkey, or parents will need to personally supervise their
student, as teacher supervision begins at 8:15.
Latchkey arrangements may be made at the office.
May my child bring in a delicious treat for the class to celebrate his/her birthday?
Happy Birthday! We would love celebrate that momentous event with you! Due to increased allergies,
and for the comfort and safety of all students, treats will be limited to non-food/drink items.
Students who wish may bring in a non-food/beverage treat to share with their classmates.
Alternatively, your student might wish to donate a free-time activity to the class.
Examples might include pencils, erasers, small toys (for home use), a small board game or a ball.
Can I stop by the classroom during the school day to see my child?
Interruptions to the instructional day stop the educational process. For this reason, parents will
need to stop at the office and not come directly to the classroom. For parents dropping off
forgotten items, birthday items, or needing to give a message to their child, the office will contact
the teacher as needed to deliver the information/items at a non-instructional time.
Can I drop in before or after school to have a quick word?
Conferences, even quick ones, are best pre-arranged with the teacher to ensure
that we have the time address your questions or concerns completely.
I need to get a message to my child. Can I call the classroom?
Messages need to be left with the office. They will call down to the classroom at the end of the day to deliver
it. Since we are instructing right up to the last minute, and those last minutes are precious, it is appreciated
that messages are kept to a minimum.