Parent Handbook Information
Parent-Teacher ConferencesParents are required to attend at least one parent/teacher conference each grading period. Individual conferences will be scheduled by the teacher to discuss the student's progress. If you are unable to attend a scheduled conference, please call or send a note. It is the parent's responsibility to reschedule a canceled conference. Lack of attendance at the mandatory conference will result in a referral to the Intervention and Appeals Committee.
Communication with ParentsWe communicate with our parents through notes, phone calls, progress reports, report cards, principal's positive phone calls and conferences. A school newsletter is sent home each month.
One large brown communication envelope will be provided to each child on the first day of school. These envelopes are sent home each Friday. They will contain newsletters, PTA and School Advisory Council bulletins, special flyers, classwork for the week, etc. Parents are required to sign and return the brown communication envelope on the next school day. When a child's envelope is lost or destroyed, parents are requested to send 25 cents to school for a replacement.
Possession of Weapons on School Campus
It is the policy of Pinellas County School Board that no student may bring a weapon, including toy weapons, or other dangerous objects into a school building or on school grounds at any time. Included in this category are common articles such as pencils, files, combs, compasses, etc. which are being used to inflict bodily harm and/or intimidate others. Possession of these objects shall be considered serious misconduct and may warrant suspension, dismissal from the Fundamental school program, or expulsion without consideration of alternative punishment. Please do not allow your child to bring any weapon, toy or otherwise, to school. At no time are toy weapons acceptable for costumes or for "class sharing."
Breakfast and LunchWe encourage parents to provide a well-balanced lunch if the student brings a lunch from home. Soft drinks are not permitted. The school cafeteria offers a well-balanced student lunch for $2.00, and breakfast is provided at no cost to the student. Milk is available for $.50. Students or parents must put money into a child's account before the school day starts, not during the actual lunch period. Parents may send in a check marked ―"cafeteria" or use the online account system at www.myschoolbucks.com to add money to their child's account. Students who must borrow lunch money are expected to repay it the next day. Free and reduced price lunches are available to students who apply and who qualify.
MedicationState law requires that all medications administered to students by school personnel be counted upon arrival at school. Prescription medications must be delivered to school by the parent in the original container with a prescription label indicating the student's name, physician's name, name of drug, dosage, etc. Parents must sign an Administration of Medication form for each prescription medication administered at school.
ClinicStudents who become ill at school are sent to the school clinic until they can be picked up by the parent. The school does not have a full-time nurse to care for sick students. Emergency phone numbers must be on file at school in the event your student becomes ill. We attempt to prevent accidents, however, should one occur, first aid will be administered. In case of a serious accident, emergency services will be called and the parent will be notified.
Physical Education ExemptionsAll students participate in 50 minutes of physical education three days per week. However, if there is a medical reason for a student not to participate in the program, this condition must be reported to the school by a note. If the period of time is to be extended beyond three days, a physician's note is required.
Lost and FoundAll items found should be delivered to the school office. If your child loses an item, inquiry should be made promptly. Parents are urged to mark each garment or article to make identification easier. Lunch boxes should be well marked with the child's name on the lunch box itself as well as on the thermos.