Visiting the School
Is it OK to eat lunch with my child? Absolutely! We love it when parents visit the school, and you’re more than welcome to eat lunch with us. All you have to do is arrive just prior to lunchtime, report to the office, sign in, and obtain a visitor’s badge. You can then wait near the cafeteria doors for your child’s class to arrive.
What if I want to observe in the classroom? You are welcome to observe in the classroom, however we do ask that you make arrangements with the teacher prior to your observation. Sometimes the presence of parents can be distracting to the students, and the teacher can tell you the best time to visit.
How would I go about picking up my child during the school day? First, please check your child out during the day only when it is absolutely necessary. Believe it or not, we have so much to teach that instruction must go on until the very end of the day. You can help by making appointments after school hours whenever possible, and avoid checking out a child simply as a convenience factor. However, if you do need to check your child out of school, you must do this through the office. Let the office staff know you need your child to be sent to the office, and please have your driver’s license or some other form of photo ID ready. Under no circumstances should parents report directly to the classroom and try to take the child without going through the office.
My child’s birthday is coming up. Can I have a party in the class, bring a cake for lunch, or send flowers to school that day?
The district Student Handbook specifically states that parties, refreshments, or flowers/balloons for student birthdays are not allowed. In fact, this policy applies to any sort of special occasion or celebration. This may seem strict, but think of it this way: we have almost 700 students in our school and that many celebrations would amount to an unreasonable number of disruptions. This policy is designed to protect instructional time so we can provide the very best education to your child.