San Marcos Elementary School

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Policies and Procedures

 

Uninterrupted Time

 

Uninterrupted learning time is important for student success.  To ensure students have this time, the period of time from 8:45 am to 11:05 has been set aside as “uninterrupted time.”  We will not call students from class at that time.  Kindergarten classes should not be interrupted during the first two hours of instruction.

 

Arrival at School

School begins at 8:45 am for 1st - 5th grades. The line up bell rings at 8:43 am.  Children are allowed to come on the playground at 8:15 am when supervision is provided.  For your children’s safety, they are not to arrive before this time.  Please make plans for them if you must leave for work at an earlier time.

Drop Off / Pick Up

 If you are dropping off or picking up your child, please do so in the parking lot located in the front or at the back of the school. For the safety of all children, please do use the back parking lot for pick up during dismissal.  In addition, for the safety of your children, please use the cross walks on San Marcos Blvd.  When crossing the street. If you have business at school, please use designated parking spaces in the parking lot.  At no time should cars be double parked or parked in the bus lanes located in the front of the school.

Attendance / Extended Absences

State law requires regular and punctual attendance.    On each day your child is absent, please call the Attendance Number #290-2430 and dial #5 with the reason for the absence.  Should a situation arise which requires your child to be absent from school for 5 days or more, please notify the teacher and the office in advance.  An Independent Study Contract will be required to be completed.  

Tardy Procedures

Late students must first report to the office for a Tardy Pass prior to going to their classroom.  The start of the school day is one of the most important times of the day for your child.  Please work to always have your child to school on time!

Change of Dismissal Plans

Your child will be sent home directly after school.  If a change in the normal routine is requested, a written note from the parents is necessary.  There is no provision for children to play on campus after class dismissal.  STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO GO DIRECTLY HOME AFTER CLASS DISMISSAL.

Leaving School Early

Students may not leave school early unless they are signed out and picked up in the office by a parent or other person authorized on the emergency card. The office must have all names in writing, even relatives.

Change of Address/Phone Number

If you should have a change in your address, phone number, or emergency phone numbers, please notify the office immediately. In the event your child becomes ill or is injured, authorized persons must be able to be contacted.

Bike Riders

Students are permitted to ride bicycles to school.  Children must obey all safety rules and wear helmets.  Children should walk their bikes on the sidewalk and across the crosswalk.  All bicycles should be licensed and locked-up for proper protection from theft. Students who violate rules of safety can lose the privilege of riding their bikes.

Visitors on Campus

Visitors are required to sign in at the school office before entering the school grounds or classrooms.  Classroom and teacher visitations are welcomed, but advance arrangements with the teacher and/or administration are needed. Visitors maybe accompanied by site administration during observation. Observations are limited to 30 minutes. Visitors must make arrangements for the care of small children so they do not distract the class from its work.  Visitors will receive an identification badge at the office.  Please remember to turn in your visitor’s badge when you sign out.

The Wednesday Envelope

The Wednesday Envelope containing important information from the school and your child’s weekly work is sent home each week.  Keep the material, then sign and return the envelope on Thursday.
Last Modified on May 27, 2008