We are preparing the school for your OPEN HOUSES next week! This is an opportunity for families to come back to school and meet their new teacher, pick up forms for parent to complete and re-connect with friends.
Our OPEN HOUSE schedule is as follows:
- PK • Monday, August 25 – 6:30-7:30
- K • Tuesday, August 26 – 6:30-7:30
- Grades 1-5 • August 27 – 6:30-7:30
When you visit your child’s classroom during the Open House, A WELCOME ENVELOPE will be available for you to take home. Inside the envelope, there will be paperwork to complete and paperwork to review.
Welcome Packet will include these required forms that MUST be returned to office:
Family Compact (green paper)
Background check (yellow paper – must be completed if you plan to attend or volunteer at any school event). You can complete this in advance if you’d like. Back Background Check GES
- Student Profile Sheet (white paper)
Forms that are not required but may apply:
Medication Consent Form If your child needs to take medication at school, state law requires that you complete this form and submit it to the school office with the medication. This form must be completed if you want us to administer medication to your child at school.
Student Accident Insurance: The school district does not provide any type of health or accident insurance for injuries incurred by your child at school. As a service to students and their families, our school is making available a student accident insurance plan for your child at a fairly nominal cost. The district offers this program because of trends in rising family health and dental insurance costs, increased deductibles, co-payments, or lack of health or dental insurance coverage. If interested, complete the paperwork and submit it as directed.
Elementary Guidelines: Please review these so that are familiar with the district policy for a variety of procedures.
Two important items that we receive many phone calls about during the year: BUS PASS REQUEST POLICY and DROP OFF/PICK UP.
BUS PASS REQUEST POLICY
Procedures for Grades 1-5 are as follows: In order for your child to ride a different bus home, it must be approved by Transportation. The school cannot approve the change. Do not send a note to school asking that your child ride a different bus home. You must contact Transportation for children in grades 1-5. PK and K students can NOT change busses.
Parents must submit a BUS PASS REQUEST to the transportation office by 10:00 am the morning of the transportation change. Parents notified by 1:00 pm if the change if approved or denied. If you have questions call Transportation: 616-669-7757
STUDENT DROP OFF AND PICK UP
This is a very busy time in the school drive and hallways. Follow these procedures for safety/security:
1. CHILD DROP OFF
If you are dropping your child off at school, please do this in the front circle drive. Your child will then walk outside the building to his/her playground until the bell rings at 8:45 am. If your child arrives after school begins, you must walk him/her into the front office and sign your child in for the day. Our school secretaries will have a sign-in log available at the front desk. Your child will then walk to his/her classroom.
2. CHILD PICK UP
For those of you who pick your child up after school, please report to the front lobby. If your child normally rides the bus, SEND A NOTE ADDRESSED TO THE TEACHER AND DATED indicating that you will be providing pick up. PLEASE DO NOT GO TO THE CLASSROOMS. DO NOT GO TO THE BUS LOOP. Wait in lobby.
It is important that we keep our hallways open at the end of the day so that we can exit the building efficiently and calmly. The PK/K teachers will have assistants to walk students to the office for pick up. ALL STUDENTS MUST BE PICKED UP PROMPTLY AT 3:45 Thank you for your help in this matter!