- TARDIES — Prompt attendance at school is a requisite for good citizenship, responsibility, and academic achievement. A child who is tardy must report directly to the office to check in and receive a tardy slip before being admitted to class. Tardy students will be expected to walk themselves to class WITHOUT a parent/guardian escort.
- ABSENCES — All persons between the ages of 6 and 16 years of age are required by law to attend school regularly. If your child is absent from school, be sure to call the office to inform them of the reason and length of absence then send a written note upon your child's return. In some instances the school may require a note from a physician.
Sample note for absence: My child,(include first and last name), was absent from school on because s/he had a fever. (Please state reason instead of simply writing that the child was sick.)
- HOMEWORK REQUESTS FOR ABSENT PUPILS — Following an illness, teachers wish to give every reasonable help to the student making up missed schoolwork. Parents may request assignments on any day of absence. Requests should be directed to the Office. Assignments will be given to the parents at the close of the school in the office on the day following the request.
- HOMEWORK — Homework is a contract between the child and the teacher and an opportunity for parents to become further involved in their child's schoolwork. In order to help your child develop responsibility, it is important that you support your child's fulfillment of this contract. To do this, please provide time. space and supplies. And remember... it is your child's homework, not yours. If difficulties arise, keep in contact with your child's teacher. Each teacher will send specific homework policies and guidelines home.
- CLASS VISITS — this is your neighborhood school! You are always welcome! Please adhere to our school's visitor policy. At least the first two weeks of a semester are needed by both the children and teachers to become acquainted, to develop routines, procedures, etc. Do give your child's teacher time to know your child--his/her strengths, his/her weaknesses. Become acquainted with the school, the teacher and the programs. Just come to the office first and get a Visitor's pass. Plan to stay about 20 minutes. This gives you time to see how your youngster is working without adding stress to the children and teacher. Classroom instruction is not to be interrupted by engaging in conversation or discussion with the teacher and/or students. We do ask that only adults visit the classrooms.
- NUTRITIONAL SNACK AND LUNCH — Senate Bill 12 and 965 were established to prevent childhood obesity and maintain nutrition standards for school children. They went into effect July 2007. Please refer to the Los Angeles Unified School District Food Services website www.cafela.com for a more complete list of healthy snacks lunch items. Be sure that your children are bringing healthy food and snacks to school.
Students are not to bring any soda, carbonated drinks, fruit punch, candy, gum, Hot Cheetos to consume at school. Students will NOT be allowed to consume them at school.
- If your child forgets his/her lunch and you bring it to school, the items must be dropped off in the office. Your child will be called to the office to pick up his/her lunch at the beginning of the lunch period to minimize disruption to the instructional day. Please help your child learn responsibility and limit the number of classroom interruptions by sending your child's lunch to school with him/her in the morning.
- PRESCRIBED MEDICATION IN SCHOOL — No pupil shall be given medication during school hours except upon written request from the parent or guardian and from a licensed physician who has the responsibility for the medical management of the pupil. The school must have a Request for Medication To Re Taken During School Hours on file. All medications must have the student's name on the prescription, along with the dosage. Parents are urged to request that the physician develop a schedule so that the necessity for taking prescription medication at school will be minimized or eliminated.
- LOST AND FOUND — Please clearly label your child's belongings. Name on jackets, sweaters, coats, and lunch boxes cut down the number of "lost" articles. Retrieve lost items in the "Lost and Found" area. Ail items not claimed will be donated to a charity twice during the school year.
Custodians and office staff will NOT unlock classroom doors if items are left in the classroom after school hours. These items must be retrieved the following school day.
- FORGOTTEN ITEMS — If your child forgets to bring his/her homework, lunch, lunch ticket, snack, etc. to school, you may bring the item to the front office for your child to pick up. Parents will not be allowed to go to the classroom to drop off forgotten items.
- FORGOTTEN MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS — In order to instill responsibility in our students, they MUST remember to bring their instrument to school on Monday mornings. Students, who forget their instrument, will NOT be allowed to call home for a parent to bring it. Students who forget their instrument at school, instead of taking it home to practice, will be given three "chances" after which they will no longer be able to participate in Orchestra.