JS School Schedule

July 14, 2015 at 13:21

MSD Editor

Arrival:

School begins at 8:30 a.m. All students should be in their classrooms before 8:30 a.m. Students who arrive after 8:30 a.m. will receive tardy slips. Punctuality is a highly valued life skill. Please ensure that your child is at school on time every day.

Dismissal:

Dismissal is at 3:30.  Students are not dismissed from the office.  If you are picking up your child, you must get in the car line and pick up at door 3.  All car riders must be picked up by 3:35.  If you have arranged to pick up your child early, due to an appointment, you will need to come into the office to sign him or her out.  No dismissals from the office after 3:00 p.m.

Transportation Procedures:

At John Strange, we are committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment for our students all day, which includes car drop-off and pick-up. We want to remind all families about bus procedures and procedures for car drop-off and pick-up of students. Please read the important information below, regarding these two processes and consider sharing with all family members who participate in the transportation of your child to and from school:

Car Drop-Off and Pick-Up

At John Strange, we are committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment for our students all day, which includes car drop-off and pick-up.

We want to remind all families about procedures for car drop-off and pick-up of students.

Cars dropping off students in the morning are to use only the drop off area at the north end of the building.  We ask that you follow these procedures:

  • At no time should you park your car on the street and walk your child to the drop-off area or front door.
  • All car riders should enter door 3 between 8:05 and 8:25 a.m. Students are tardy if they are not in their classroom at 8:30 a.m.
  • Do not drive out and around the cones in the driveway and into the oncoming traffic exiting the parking lot.
  • Please encourage your child to have all of their belongings and coats ready before you approach the curb for drop-off.
  • Please pull up as far as you can on the curb in order to get as many cars unloaded safely as possible.
  • Once your car comes to a complete stop, your child should be let out closest to the sidewalk. Children should not be let out on the driver’s side of the car.
  • Please do not park your car and get out. Our staff members will supervise your child as she/he exits your vehicle.
  • Please follow the flow of traffic around the cars in the parking lot and leave John Strange in a patient and safe manner.
  • If you need to come inside school, park in the parking spaces and walk your child toward the sidewalk, without crossing in front of or between the cars dropping off, and walk your child into the building. At no time should a child walk into the parking lot or across the parking lot alone.

Cars picking up students in the afternoon are to use only the pick-up area at the north end of the building.  We ask that you follow these procedures:

  • At no time should you park your car on the street and walk over to pick up your child
  • Please pull up as far as you can on the curb in order to get as many cars on the curb as possible.
  • Do not park your car in the curb lane and come into the building. This blocks traffic.
  • Please stay in your car and wait for your child. A staff member will walk your child down the sidewalk.  All children should enter their vehicle on the side next to the curb for safety.
  • Once your child is safely in your car, please follow the flow of traffic around the cars in the parking lot and leave John Strange in a patient and safe manner.
  • We appreciate your help in ensuring the safety of our students. It takes all of us working together and following the procedures to make sure our students are arriving and leaving safely each day.

 

Breakfast:

At 8:20 a.m. students in grades K-5 begin eating breakfast in their classrooms. If you do not want your child to purchase a school breakfast, please inform your child and your child’s teacher.

Lunch:

The lunch schedule for the 2016-17 school year is as follows:

Kindergarten – various times
First grade – 10:30 – 11:00
Second grade – 12:00 – 12:30
Third grade – 11:30 – 12:00
Fourth grade – 12:30 – 1:00
Fifth grade – 1:00 – 1:30

BRINGING FOOD TO LUNCH

We welcome visitors at lunch.  Adults may buy a school lunch or bring lunch from home.  NO OUTSIDE FOOD FROM ANY RESTAURANT IS ALLOWED IN OUR CAFETERIA.

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS

Because we have students with a variety of health needs, including diabetes and allergies to peanuts, who are unable to eat certain foods, we ask that you please celebrate your child’s birthday at home and not bring treats to school.

If you do wish to bring in treats, they must be store-purchased, must be brought in to your child’s lunch period, and must be served by a family member at lunch time.  No treats, edible or non-edible, will be allowed to be passed out in the classroom.

Please reserve balloons, flowers and gifts for celebrating at home. Our teachers recognize students’ birthdays in class in a variety of ways so that they may feel special on their special day. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation in helping keep all of our students safe.