Parent Handbook

The Parent Handbook
contains everything a parent might want to know
about supporting their child's education at Wing Luke.

Wing Luke Elementary
Home of the Powerful Dragons!
 
 
STAFF HANDBOOK
2014-15
 
 
 
“Every Student Challenged, Known, Cared For”
 Wing Luke Elementary
 
School Pledge
 
I will act in such a way
That I will be proud of myself
And others will be proud of me too.
I came to school to learn, and I will learn.
I will have a great day!
 
Mission: 
·         To create an environment where all students feel safe and valued
·         To set high expectations using rigorous curriculum
·         To model and teach social skills, collaboration, and leadership
·         To cultivate healthy and engaged participation
·         To empower students to set goals and problem solve independently
·         To create opportunities for students to express their potential through the arts, technology, and service
·         To foster culturally competent global citizens starting within our own community
Vision: Wing Luke graduates will strive for academic excellence and social responsibility in a lifelong pursuit of education. They will become innovative problem solvers who can lead and serve in diverse communities.
 
Philosophy: The Wing Luke School community has a vision of excellence for all students and involves helping students develop appropriate self-directed behavior. It is the responsibility of the adults to teach skills and strategies, model appropriate behavior, provide opportunities for learning, monitor student progress, and apply logical consequences when student behavior is inappropriate. We believe that appropriate school behavior is linked with quality instruction, academic success, high self-esteem, and parent support.
 
 
2014/15 Wing Luke School Hours
 
Telephone                  (206) 252-7630
Fax                             (206) 252-7631
 
Student Hours                   Staff Hours                 Office Hours
 
9:30 a.m. - 3:40 p.m.      9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.       8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
                                                             
Daily Schedule
8:50                         Breakfast
9:25                         First Bell
9:30                         Tardy Bell
9:30                          Academic Activities Begin
11:40 – 12:10         Lunch & Recess (Pods E & G)
12:00 – 12:20          Lunch & Recess (Pods A, B & F)
12:00 – 12:30          Lunch & Recess (Pods C & D)
12:00-   12:30             Recess & Lunch (Pods D3 & H)
                              Academic Activities Resume
1:45-2:00                 ALL SCHOOL RECESS
3:40                         Dismissal
 
School activities such as P.E., Dance, Library and etc. will occur throughout the school day. 
 
 
2014/15 Event Calend
September: 20 days
3rd First Day of School/ Whole School Welcome Back to School/Sponsor by Title 1 (FEAT/PTO)
5th- School Picnic 6:30 Sponsor by PTO
18th- Third Grade Back to School/Open House/Sponsored by Title 1
19th Fourth Grade Back to School/Open House/Sponsored by Title1
24th 2-hour early dismissal at 1:40 pm
25th  Fifth Grade Back to School/Open House/Sponsored by Title 1
26th First Grade Back to School/Open House/Sponsored by Title 1
30th Second Grade Back to School/Open House/ Sponsored by Title 1
 
October: 23 days
10th No School for Students
29th  2-hour early dismissal at 1:40 pm
 
November: 18 days 
11thNO SCHOOL in honor of Veteran’s Day
24th -26th  NO SCHOOL for students for Parent/Teacher Conferences   (First Trimester Report Cards)                          
27th-28th  NO SCHOOL for Thanksgiving Holiday
 
December: 15 days
5th First Trimester Ends = 64 days
8th – Second Trimester Begins
19th – 1-hour early dismissal at 2:40 pm
22nd  – Jan.2nd  NO SCHOOL for Winter Break
 
January:18 days
5th –Back to School from Winter Break
14th  2-hour early dismissal at 1:40 pm
19th  – NO SCHOOL in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday (Observed)
30th  - NO SCHOOL for “Day Between Semesters
 
February: 18 days
16th -17th  NO SCHOOL for Midwinter Break
 
March: 22 days 
20th  2nd Trimester Ends 57 days
23rd  2nd Trimester Begins
26th – 2-hour early dismissal at 1:40 pm
31st  2nd Report Cards Go Home
April:17 days
13th – 17thNO SCHOOL for Spring Break
 

May: 20 days 
1st – MSP Writing
4th MSP Math
6Th MSP Reading
25th NO SCHOOL for Memorial Day
 
June:11 days
3rd  2-hour early dismissal at 1:40 pm
12th – Field Day
 15thLast Day of school, Trimester ends, Report cards go home, Daytime Awards Assembly with 5th Gr. Graduation & 1-hour early dismissal @ 2:40 pm
 
 Staff Responsibilities
·        Set high expectations and standards
·        Provide motivation and appropriate instruction
·        Praise appropriate behavior and effort
·        Help children feel good about themselves
·        Love each child and respect individuality
 
  Parent Responsibilities
·        Teach children respect and responsibility – including good attendance and time lines for each day
·        Be consistent
·        Make reasonable demand and follow through
·        Give praise for work well done
·        Communicate with the school and be involved as much as possible
 
  Student Responsibilities
·        Be considerate and respectful of others
·        Always give your best effort
·        Bring pride and respect to your family
·        Follow the directions of adults
·        Help enforce school rules
·        Be on time
 
  Outside the Classroom Behavior
·        When moving through the halls either alone, in a small group, or with the class, do so in a quiet and orderly          manner. Always walk in the halls on the right-hand side, always with a pass.
·        Teachers supervise their class as they go out to and return from specialists’ classes and recesses.
 
 
  Student Behavior:
Philosophy
It is the goal of Wing Luke Elementary School to help students develop appropriate self-directed behavior. It is the responsibility of the adults to teach specific skills/strategies, model appropriate behavior, provide opportunities for self-directedness, monitor student progress, and apply logical consequences when student behavior is inappropriate. Our students we believe will achieve and will have appropriate school behavior when there is a gentle balance between appropriate instruction, academic success, self-competence and parental involvement.
 
 General School Rules:
 
Today I will…
1.        Show respect
2.        Make good decisions
3.        Solve problems
 
School rules and procedures covering all aspects of school operation and student expectations should be explained and reviewed on a regular basis, especially after breaks. These rules always are developed around three main themes—APPROPRIATE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT, SAFETY & RESPECT FOR ALL. 
 
  Classroom Discipline Flow:
Teachers will set classroom expectations and consequences. These need to be shared with parents;
 
  CLASSROOM PLAN
·        Consequences
·        Parent contact/documentation
·        Buddy Classroom
·        Referral to office
 
REASONS FOR AN OFFICE REFERRAL
·        Time out needed
·        Classroom plan has not succeeded
·        Major incident
 
  OFFICE ACTION W/REFERRAL
(copies kept in a binder in the office and w/the homeroom teacher)
·        1st referral – up to office & service project and/or loss of privileges
·        2nd referral – parent contact & service project and/or losses of privileges
·        3rd referral – official suspension/parent meeting
 
 
If a student needs to be referred to the office they must have a note explaining why they are being referred to the office, with a Discipline Referral form to follow as soon as absolutely possible, and the following sequence will be set in motion.
 
1.        The first time a student is referred to the office; a WL Discipline Referral form is completed by the referring adult, and will be mailed home. In addition, the student is assigned a service project and/or losses of privileges. The privilege lost could include recess, field trips, etc. A phone call home is needed if a referral is written.
 
2.        The second time a student is referred to the office a second form needs to be filled out by the referring adult, a copy of the form will be mailed home as well as a phone call home from the teacher, (or principal in some cases) is necessary.   The student is assigned an additional service project and/or loss of privileges increased. (The noticeable difference between a 1st & 2nd offence is the immediate contact with home, immediate meaning that day.)
 
3.        Should a student receive a third referral to the office, the student will not be allowed to participate in recess and/or other privileges until a series of social skills activities have been completed with the or principal, and there is a meeting with the classroom teacher, parents, intervention specialist and the principal.
 
 
  In – Building Suspension
In building suspension is a disciplinary action of removing a student from their scheduled classes and placing them in an isolated, closely supervised area. Students will be provided the opportunity to do work assigned by their teacher. Parents will be notified of the suspension.
 
  Out – of School Suspension
Out of school suspension denies the student the right to attend school for a period of from one to seven days. During the time of suspension, the student is not to be on or near the school grounds, or participating in school related activities.
 
  Expulsion
Expulsion is the process whereby the school board may deny a student the right to attend school for the remainder of the semester. 
 
  Bus Write Ups:
·        1st Write up: Warning, review of rules and possible loss of privileges
·        2nd Write up: Loss of privileges
·        3rd Write up: One-day suspension from riding the school bus to and from school & phone call home from principal
·        4th Write up: Three-day suspension from riding the school bus to and from school & phone call home from principal
·        5th Write up: permanent suspension from riding the school bus to and from school & parent/guardian conference with    principal
Any incident of a nature that seriously threatens the safety or effective supervision of students may result in skipping any number of the above steps.
 
NO Toys from Home:
Students are not to bring playthings to school except when requested by their teacher. These items will be brought to school in a bag or backpack and kept there until time to share with the teacher/class, then put away. Any valuable items should be left in the teacher’s care for safe keeping and returned home the same day. Students should not bring any items that are not related to their academics/education, including but not limited to; playing/trading cards, radios, tape/CD/MP3 players, cell phones, pagers, balls, or video games to school. If you see a student with an item you believe they should not have at school, please confiscate it. 
·        First offence, teacher keeps the item(s) for the day with a warning not to bring anything like it to school again. 
·        Second offence, item(s) brought to the office and logged in. A parent/guardian must call or send a note to ask for the item to be returned to the student, the item(s) will be returned at the end of the day with another warning. 
·        Third offence, item(s) are given to principal and the student plus a parent/guardian must come and retrieve it from her or she keeps the item until the end of the school year. It is the student and/or their family to remember to get it back. 
 
Dress Code for Adults and Students:
 
·        No hats are to be worn in the building
·        Tank tops and tube tops are not permitted unless a shirt or blouse is worn with them, in other words NO BARE SHOULDERS.
·        Shorts must be close to the knee in length and hemmed.
·        Any items of apparel which, by printed work, symbol, or display, promote alcohol, drugs, sex, nudity, violence or gang behavior, or that disrupts the educational climate are prohibited.
·        Any type of bandanna is prohibited.
·        Baggy pants and pants that hang low are not permitted.
·        Children may not attend recess with thongs/sandals that can easily come off resulting in injuries. Teachers on duty will ask those students wearing inappropriate shoes to sit down during their recess time.

Classroom Expectations:
 
All students are expected to:
1.        Follow directions
2.        Be in class on time.
3.        Bring all appropriate materials to class.
4.        Complete assignments on time.
5.        Stay in the classroom unless given permission to leave.
6.        Raise their hands before speaking.
7.        Keep hands, feet and objects to themselves.
 
Homework Policy:
Homework is a constructive tool in the learning process when geared to the needs and abilities of students. Homework is a worthwhile use of time outside school hours to practice, maintain, complete make up, or enrich classroom activities. It is meant to develop independent study habits and appreciation for the value of learning.
 
The following guidelines will be utilized for assigning homework:
 
1.        Homework will emphasize practice in basic skills previously taught by the teacher, make up work following absences from school and enrichment that extends classroom learning and student interests.
2.        The teacher will plan homework so those students may work successfully at home, with a minimum of direct parental assistance, unless prior agreement with the parent has been reached.
3.        Homework will be assigned according to the grade level, maturity level, individual needs and interests of the students.
4.        Homework will NOT be used as a disciplinary measure.
 
Communication with Families:
·        Good public relations is one of the keys to the success of our students. Teachers can do their part by keeping families well informed regarding the progress of their children in school. As our Partner please communicate any concerns or anything that will us improve
·        Reporting to families is done by means of letters, notes, emails, phone calls and conferences. Translations of all materials are made available through the ELL teacher, Bilingual Instructional Staff, the Bilingual Family Center and the District office. 
·        Parent-teacher conferences are held near the end of the first trimester for all families and their students.
 
 Student Attendance:
·        Parents should discuss with students the importance of regular school attendance. School attendance records are vitally important so please be sure to keep an accurate account of student attendance.
·        Attendance will be recorded and monitored by the office. However, if your family had conflict schedule/issues that cause student with irregular attendance, please bring this concern to the student's teacher, office and/or principal right away.
·        If you know the reason a head of time that your family is or will be absent please let the office know right away, or write a note to us for excusing an absence send it to the office. We asked you to call school when your child is absent for any reason. The office will call your home of each unexcused absent child, each day by 10:00AM. The reason for their absence or a note regarding contact will be listed in eSIS for reference. Students who are tardy must check in at the office and receive an admission slip before they report to class. Do not take your students straight to his or her teacher without a tardy slip or a note from the office.
·        If it is necessary for a child to leave school early, the parent or any authorized adult picking up the student must go to the school office to sign the child out. 
 
 Dismissal Procedures:
 
Parents should impress upon students that the bells signify the end of a period of time, not dismissal. 
·        Students may not decide to walk on some days, wait for a ride and/or ride the bus on other days. This needs to be communicated by a parent/guardian with a note or phone call to our office. Students may not call home at the end of the day to ask if they can change the usual routine. Their end of the day procedure needs to be worked out before the end of the day bell rings. 
·        Students wait in the class for the buses to be called by the office over the intercom and they exit from the door in the classroom, they are not to wonder the building or grounds. 
·        Students are to WALK from the building to the buses lined up on 37th Ave S. and board calmly.
·        Students waiting to be picked up should either wait in the class or in the front of the school, near the flagpole, depending on their ride’s preference, not the student’s. If students are not picked up on time, please deliver them, with a book to read or something to work on, to E Pod. Ms. Muth will provide a rotating supervisory schedule to support staff attending the Wednesday staff meetings on time.
·        Adults should wait for their children in the front of the building or the main office, not at the classroom door inside or outside. Please help by directing anyone picking up a student to the office. 
·        All walkers and students being picked up in the front of the schools will exit the building through their pod doors. Please keep the traffic through the office/main doors to a minimum. They should immediately leave the school grounds and go home.
 
Bike Riders:
 
·        Students may ride their bikes to school, although parents are better prepared than school personnel to decide whether a child is skilled enough to ride his/her bike to school. Wing Luke Elementary and Seattle Public Schools will not be responsible for bicycles brought to school.
·        Students MUST wear helmets. Upon arriving at school the bike should be walked on the school grounds. Bikes are to be stored and locked to the fence in front of the building or the bike rack near the loading dock doors.
 
 
Cafeteria Behavior:
Students should:
·        Walk quietly when entering the cafeteria
·        Wait politely in the food line
·        Remain seated and not bothering others while eating
·        Always clean up after themselves
·        Not bring ANY food outside
 
  Breakfast:
·        Served every morning from 9:00 – 9:30 am.
·        There will be at least one adult to supervise
·        Students should finish their breakfast by the time the first bell rings at 9:30
·        Breakfast containers should be disposed of in the large plastic trashcans near the tables.
         $1.75 Breakfast; .50 Extra Milk
 
  Lunch:
·        Lunch will be served beginning the first day of school.
·        Classroom teachers will walk their class to the cafeteria and supervise their class until most or all have gone through   the lunch line.
·        There will be at least one adult to supervise the lunchroom during lunch.
·        Application forms for free and reduced priced meals will be sent home the first day of school, as well as are      available in the office and online anytime.
         $2.75 Lunch; .50 Extra Milk
·        If a student was on the free or reduced meals plan for the previous school year, they will automatically receive free or reduced meals for the first 10 days of this school year. NEW FORMS MUST BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED FOR APPROVAL EACH YEAR.
 
Recess:
Safety and Sportsmanship are the top priorities of recess!
You may volunteer to help supporting our students at recess!  It is fun!
 
WHEN RECESS ENDS
·        Teachers should meet their class promptly.
·        When the bell rings, students should walk directly to where they meet their teacher promptly.
 
 RAINY DAY RECESS PROCEDURES
·        Four bells will be rung to indicate indoor recess.
·        Please call the office to notify them that it is raining if you do not hear the “rainy day recess” bells as you get ready to dismiss. 
·        Playground supervisors are responsible for supervising students during the lunchtime indoor recess, and classroom teachers are responsible for supervision of their students in the event of indoor afternoon recess (1:45-2:00 pm). 
·        Classroom teachers will teach students the expectations and appropriate activities for indoor recess before the need arises. 
·        During rainy day recess, the students are to stay in their own classrooms. The classroom teacher is responsible to see that the students are given time to use the restroom either before or after recess.
 
Playground Rules and Expectations:
Please make sure to discuss these playground expectations with your students, especially when we come back from breaks, year round.
 
All Students are expected to:
·        Respect ALL adult supervision.
·        Play safely and speak thoughtfully. NO teasing, fighting (including “play” fighting), spitting, name-calling, and rough play or intentional disruption of games.
·        Keep hands and feet to yourself: That means no pushing, tag playing, etc.
·        Give each student their own space: No tackling or piling on each other.
·        Include all children in games who want to join in.
·        Use playground equipment properly, including sharing and taking turns.
·        Use jump ropes for jumping only.
·        No eating outside
·        Not throw rocks, sand, sticks, bark or other dangerous objects.
·        Not to play games, which involve tackling or riding on another person’s back.
·        Not to chase or play tag, especially near the playscape/big toy
·        Not climb on fences; it is unsafe and not allowed.
·        Not play ball near the tetherball courts and the fences.
·        Line up/return to class IMMEDIATELY when the bell rings.
·        Leave ALL TOYS AT HOME including, but not limited to; balls, skates and skateboards. 
 
Playscape/Big Toy Areas (both East and West):
·        Woodchips stay on the ground
·        Don’t walk under the “monkey” bars
·        Do not stand on the climbing bars, use them for hanging or hand over hand walking.
·        Use the ladders to get down from the Big Toy/Playscape, do not jump.
·        No Ball playing/jump rope in the wood chipped area, students may play ball or jump rope NEAR the playscape/big toy, but not on the playscape/big toy or in the wood chips. 
·        No going up the slide, DOWN ONLY
·        One student on the slide at a time their on bottom only, FACING FORWARD ONLY, (At no time may children go down head first), the next student needs to wait until the first student is completely off the slide before he/she is allowed to go.
·        Students must come all the way down the slide, land on their feet and should not stop at any point on the slide and just sit.
·        Move away from slide when at the end
 
Blacktop Area:
·        The Blacktop is a run zone
·        No climbing/hanging on stair railings
·        On the blacktop students can play tetherball, basketball, kickball, wallball, four square, and flyers.
·        NO Football – students may play “Flyers Up” or just “flyers” instead, which is kick and catch only. No tackle! No touch!
·        Kickball – all players kick before switching sides, tag base or tag person to get kicker out, NO THROWING THE BALL AT THE RUNNER to get them out! 
 
Emergency Procedures
 
Drills
Fire, earthquake and evacuation drills are held for all children on a regular monthly basis. In the event of emergency parents are requested NOT to phone the school or attempt to enter the school. Parents will be notified of any accidents to children as soon as emergency needs are met. Parents should go to the playground to meet their children if a fire or earthquake actually occurs.
 
There are three types of drills:  We will select one different drill to practice per month.
·        Fire
·        Earthquake
·        Intruder Alert
 
Bell Signals
·        1 bell = principal
·        2 bells = custodian
·        3 bells = principal designee
·        4 bells = rainy day
·        Fire bell = evacuate building
 
General Procedures
Procedures for each of these drills will vary greatly. During an earthquake it will not be possible for the office to ring an alarm bell. This means that a “drill” should consist largely of a discussion between the teacher and students as to the procedure to be followed in the classroom. Procedures should be explained and procedures performed. The procedures for each drill follow.
 
Earthquake
·        If you are in the building when an earthquake takes place the adult should say “earthquake” in a loud voice.
·        Everyone should take cover under a desk or table. Be sure to hold the leg of the desk so it will not move away from you. It is also a good idea to train kids to put their heads between their knees. If no large furniture is available take cover in a doorway. Always try to face away from windows to avoid shattered glass.
·        Usually you do not try to evacuate the building until the earthquake is over.
·        If you are outside when an earthquake occurs move away from the building, trees, and power lines.
·        Students should line up on the north playground on their room numbers.
·        Practice the drill following the monthly scheduled fire drills. When the kids reenter the classroom.
 
 Emergency Procedures
 
The bell will ring five times (if the office rings it) or one long bell by emergency system to indicate an emergency and please listen carefully as instructions will probably follow. EVERYONE ALWAYS exits the building at the closest exit and reports to the back (blacktop area) of the building when you hear the above mentioned bell signals. 
 
If your students are out of the classroom at the time please wait at your assigned spot for students to be delivered to you.   Students in Dance, PE, Library, with Specialists, and etc will be delivered to you at your assigned spot on the blacktop. 
 
Order of Command will report to the south side (back) of the building, on the blacktop:
Ms. Muth / Mr. Louie
Mr. Louie / Ms. Von-B (in the event of absence of Ms. Muth)
Ms. Sylver / Ms. Brown (in the event of absence of Von-B/Louie)
Office Support will meet Order of Command at the back side of the building (responsible for bringing out WL information, medicines, visitor/volunteer clip boards, student release information, and office emergency bag):
Ms. Campbell
Ms. MItchell (in the event of Ms. Campbell’s absence)
Substitute office staff (in the event of absence Campbell/ Ms. Mitchell)
 
During an emergency, follow this procedure:
·         ALWAYS TAKE YOUR EMERGENCY RED BAG!
·         Teachers train and expect student line-up students in a calm and orderly way; teacher should be last and turns light off and shuts the door (if there is one).
·         Teachers train his or her line leader ahead of time so s/he will know where to lead the line to on the blacktop. (Do not wait! Practice this procedure right away.)
·         Students will learn how to exit the building at the nearest exit (map will be provided, one should be in the backpack, one should be in your sub plans, and one taped to the door). 
·         Students will learn once outside, immediately determine if you have all the students you are responsible for, including students returned to you from specialists, Dance, PE, the office, library, and etc., with you and line up at your assigned spot. 
o        Hold up the “green card” if all students are accounted for
o        Hold up the “red card” if you are missing a student or there is an urgent problem (like an injury or something like that)
o        DO NOT release students or move students until/unless directed.
 
The following staff should report to;
            Wendy & Rusilah assist E pod
            Saraj & Anh Kim assist A pod
            Quan & Abdul assist B pod
            AnnaLisa assists C pod
            Monica assists D pod
            Daryle assists G1
            Von B assists G2
            Charlie assists H pod
            Classroom Support assists F pod (All Resource Children are back in classroom)
 
Tutors and all itinerate staff, OT/PT, Speech/Language, classroom support, FSW, psychologist, and etc. please be available where you think you can best help. Go to any teacher who is holding up a “red card,” communicate with Mr. Louie about the identified problem, and help troubleshoot or solve the issue.
 
Red Cross Emergency backpack contents include:
·         Emergency Supplies
·         Current class list (an all school list if you serve different classrooms during the day) & Laminated “green/red” card
·         Alert/Emergency procedures with a school map with assigned spot indicated
 
Again, there should be a copy of this procedure in every emergency bag, laminated, and in ALL plans left for substitutes. 
 
For our Families, in case you are coming/visiting during the Alerts Times...please follow our direction of where to go.

Green: All Clear
 
Blue: Reverse evacuation if children are outside
          Lock doors
          Outside recess (w/extra supervision) to be determined by Principal
          Escorted movement between pods/buildings (including lunch)
          Bathroom w/partner only
          Keep teaching/ All clear by office staff
 
Yellow: Reverse evacuation if children are outside
           Lock doors & pull shades
           No recess
           Escorted movement between pods/buildings (including lunch)
           Bathroom w/partner only
           Keep teaching
           Call Security/ Close security door between library & office by office  staff
 
Orange: Reverse evacuation if children are outside
           Lock doors & pull shades
            No recess
            Keep teaching
            Call Security by office staff
            Close security door between library & office by office staff
             No movement between pods/buildings
             Lunch in pods (delivered by assigned adults)
             Bathroom w/adult supervision only
                      
Red:    Reverse evacuation if children are outside
          Lock doors & pull shades
          Call Security by office staff
          Close security door between library & office (office will do this)
          Code call, “Lockdown, lockdown, lockdown, this is not a drill!” by Office staff “intercom”
           Lockdown & Hide: intruder in building
           No lights & No noise
           No Bathroom, No Lunch, No movement, No recess

Snow Procedures
 
In the event that snow occurs during non-school hours, the Transportation Office will survey the road conditions, monitor projected weather patterns and provide an operational recommendation to the Superintendent by 5:00 AM. The decision is immediately communicated to the major radio and TV stations through a computer network. Once radio and TV stations receive the information, there is typically a 30-minute delay in broadcasting the information. Transportation will also send an automated message via School Messenger if there is anything to communicate regarding inclement weather transportation to families. 
 
If schools are to stay open and buses are to operate on regular routes, there will be NO ANNOUNCEMENT. If, however, an announcement is necessary, it will be only one of the three, which are listed below.  
·       
SCHOOL OPEN ON TIME – Buses operating on time and on emergency bus routes. No Head start or half day (AM or PM) Kindergarten classes.) No door to door service.
 
SCHOOL OPEN 2 HOURS LATE Buses operating two hours late on emergency bus routes. No Head Start or half day (AM or PM) Kindergarten classes. No door to door service.
 
Schools Closed: School staff does not report

Buses, Fieldtrips and Assemblies
 
Bus Behavior and Rules/ Parents please discuss the bus behavior with your students
·        The driver is in full charge of the bus and passengers and must be obeyed. If a supervisor is assigned to the bus by the District, she/he will be responsible for the behavior of the students while the driver remains responsible for the safe operation of the bus. Students must obey both driver and supervisor.
·        School authorities unless written permission to do otherwise have received students shall ride only on their assigned bus. These notes must be sent to the office at the beginning of the school day.
·        Unless written permission is obtained by school authorities, no students shall be permitted to leave the bus except at his/her regular stop.
·        If a student is assigned to a seat, she/he will use only that seat unless permission to change is authorized by the driver.
·        Classroom conduct must be observed on buses. Noise must be down to avoid distracting drivers.
·        Once inside the bus, students must go directly to a seat and remain seated at all times unless the driver instructs otherwise.
·        All students riding buses are expected to:
·        Walk on and off the bus without pushing or shoving.
·        Follow instructions of the bus driver.
·        Remain seated while the bus is moving.
·        Avoid loud behavior, teasing, eating, name-calling, rough housing, and throwing objects on the bus.
·        Keep head, hands, arms and feel inside open windows.
·        Students who do not follow these standards could risk suspension or expulsion from transportation privileges.
 
 
  Assembly Behavior
Social Skills: Students learn social skills in many settings. Assemblies provide an opportunity to teach students appropriate social skills as an audience member. Students should be taught these skills before entering their first assembly. It is important that they know the expectations before attending the assembly.
 
·      Before the assembly teach your students that
1.     We walk quietly in hallways in single file
2.     We enter the cafeteria quietly
3.     We listen for directions
4.     We sit with legs crossed in pre-assigned areas
 
·       During the assembly
1.     Everyone will be welcomed to the assembly
2.     The appointed students will lead the flag salute
3.     The audience listens attentively to the presentation
4.     The audience applauds to show appreciation
5.     When the assembly is over, each class will stand when their teacher’s name is called.
6.     Students follow the teacher out of the cafeteria in a line back to the classroom.
 
·       After the assembly discuss with your class:
1.     How would you rate your behavior?
2.     What could be done next time so that everyone can enjoy the assembly?
3.     What did you think of the presentation?
4.     Do you have any ideas how our assemblies could be improved?
5.     Write a thank you note to the presenter
 
Field Trips
 
The definition of a field trip is any class activity outside of school that is designed to supplement the curriculum, achieving a specific goal of educational value. Parents can request to accompany the field trip.
 
·        The teacher or school team decide on a field trip that fits with the class curriculum.
·        The teacher researches the field trip including location, cost, and dates available.
·        The teacher fills out the field trip request form and turns it in to the principal and the sack lunch order forms (orders should be at least 1week in advance) if necessary. The teacher is responsible for securing volunteer chaperones, collecting permission/medical release forms and any fees. Also, it is the staff member’s responsibility to find coverage for any duty that will be missed due to attending a field trip PRIOR to the field trip date. 
·        Typically we ask for at least $2 per student to cover the cost of an average field trip bus cost. 
·        Parents transporting students for field trips must have a safe car with necessary seat belts, be finger printed and show proof of license and car insurance to the secretary for a copy. Children may not ride in the front seat.
 
Safety Patrol
 
·        Students 10 years or older may ask to be on patrol
·        Safety patrol will be outside at the property corner (NE) after school.
·        No student will be appointed to serve as a Patrol Officer without the consent of his/her parent or guardian.
·        Students will perform the duties of Safety Patrol, leading by example and helping to make Wing Luke School a model of safety.
·        Safety Patrols will be responsible in leading assemblies with the Pledge of allegiance.
·        Safety patrols will be required to go through a one hour training session.

Room Parties
 
Please remember to request to your student's teacher as well for whole class. 
Some rooms may choose special celebrations and are permitted at the teacher’s discretion.
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