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October 2, 2015

Here is some important information regarding school policies and procedures that may prove helpful to our Maple Hill families throughout the school year.

Arrival Times

Just a reminder that the earliest students can be dropped off at school is 8:40 AM. After 8:45 AM, students should go directly to classrooms or to the cafeteria if purchasing breakfast.

Our school day begins promptly at 8:55 AM, so please try to be on time!

Tardy students MUST BE brought to the office and signed in prior to going to class. A secretary will notify the classroom teacher prior to sending the child to the classroom to ensure his/her safe arrival.

Dismissal Info

Parents/Guardians are asked to send in a note when students’ dismissal plans differ from their usual plan. If something unexpected comes up during the school day and you must pick up your child or he/she must take a different bus home, please notify the office no later than 2:00 PM

There are no pick ups from the office after 3:00 PM (12:30PM on an early dismissal day). 

All student pick ups are from the cafeteria each day at approximately 3:20 PM. Those picking up students must sign out each day and show a photo ID. 

Please note that we do not keep dismissal information from prior years – each year is a new year to us and we ask that parents/guardians send in notes for the first couple of weeks of school regarding dismissals for all students who are not taking their regular bus to their home. It takes at least 2 weeks for us to sort through the yellow transportation cards, so notes regarding dismissal changes are very important to us! 

Students will NOT be dismissed to emergency contacts by the office unless we have a parent/guardian phone call or note. Only if there is a true emergency and we cannot reach parent/guardian, will we notify the emergency contact. 

Reporting an Absence/Tardy

Parents/Guardians are asked to call the school each morning to report that a child is absent or tardy.

Please note new State Regulations - Connecticut State Law holds parents or guardians responsible for students attending school regularly during the hours and times that school is in session and it holds schools responsible for reporting this information to the district and state. In addition, Connecticut State Statute 10-220, Section C, holds schools responsible for reporting this information to the district and state. Current law defines truant as a student who has four unexcused absences in a month or ten unexcused absences in a school year. Please note, that a child’s first nine absences can be excused by a parent/guardian phone call; however all absences beyond absence number nine requires official written documentation ( i.e. doctor’s note, court papers…) in order to be excused.

Visitors/Volunteers

All persons entering the school MUST sign the appropriate page in the binder in the office. Badges will be provided. If interested in volunteering, you must complete a Volunteer Application and sign a Confidentiality Agreement.

Handicapped Parking / Circle Parking /Fire Lane

PLEASE DO NOT PARK in Handicapped parking spaces if you do not have a handicapped parking sign/license plate.  Please do not drive in the circle or park in the Fire Lane.

Cafeteria

Parents/Guardians may deposit money directly into their child’s school meal account and view balance/purchase information for the past 90 days. To access this service go to www.myschoolbucks.com. From this website, parents/guardians can create an account and add money to their child’s school meal account. All that is needed is the child’s name, school and student ID number. Payments can be made with a Visa, MasterCard and Discover credit or debit card. Check out the website for more information or call Kate Murphy, Food Services Director, at 203-720-5279. 


 

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