An LVN and Health Assistant are in the health office everyday from 8:25 a.m. until 3:25 p.m. They are trained in first aid and CPR. Each area of our disttrict has a registered nurse on call if necessary. Please do not send your child to school if they are sick or have a fever.
Students should be sent to school in appropriate clothing. No halter tops, no open-toed shoes, or slip-on type shoes. (Even with socks, this type of shoe does not protect feet.) No hats, caps, or scarves are permitted at Arlington unless approved by Principal. If clothing is deemed inappropriate, parents will be notified. A pupil who goes to school without proper attention having been given to personal cleanliness or neatness of dress, may be sent home to be properly prepared for school, or shall be required to prepare himself for the school room before entering (Administrative Code, Title 5, Section 302).
1. We will help children learn that walking in corridors is a safer habit to develop than running.
2. Crossing streets at the crosswalks will help avoid accidents.
3. Parents: If you pick your children up after school, please do not double park on the street or behind our teachers' cars on 178th Street. If you park on the opposite side of the street, instruct your child to cross with the crossing guard.
4. Student must be picked up by parents promptly at dismissal time.
5. All parents entering campus must sign in at the office.
PLEASE NOTE: Adult supervision is provided between the hours of 8:15 AM and 3:15 PM. Children should not be on campus earlier than 8:15 AM. Parents are required to pick up their students promptly at their dismissal times. Kindergarten children are to be picked up promptly at 1:50 PM.
Upon arrival at school, grades 1 - 5 should report to the lunch benches for supervision until the playground opens at 8:35.
All students must be picked up promptly at dismissal time. For their safety, children may not play on the playground after school.
Excusing Students from School and PE
Students are excused from school on receipt of a note from a parent giving permission to leave the school grounds for dental or doctor appointments, field trips or personal reasons.
All students leaving school during school hours must be signed out through the office by a parent or guardian.
To be excused from physical education, a student must have a written note from a parent, guardian or doctor.
We take great care to see that Arlington School is a safe place for students and staff. When accidents occur, they must be reported immediately to the adult in charge. It is important that parents complete the emergency information on Power School and keep all emergency contacts up to date.
Medication at School
According to the California 5tate Education Code, definite procedures must be followed with regard to taking medication at school.
During a regular school day, any pupil required to take medication prescribed for him by a physician must receive:
1. A written statement from the physician stating the method, amount and time by which medication is to be taken.
2. A written statement from the parent or guardian of the pupil granting their permission that the physician's orders be carried out.
No medication is to be kept in the classroom. It is the student's responsibility to. come to the office to take the prescribed medication at designated times.
The parent or guardian can bring a prescribed medication to the school and give it to their child directly. These policies are for the protection of all school children.
Messages to Students
Please use discretion about asking the office to deliver messages to your children in the classrooms. We will deliver emergency messages immediately, but the day to day information that you wish your child to have should be given at home so it will not be necessary for him/her to call you during the school day.
Bicycles, Skateboards, Scooters, Roller Shoes, Hoverboards, toys, etc.
Bicycle riding is permitted for grades 3 - 5. Students may ride bikes to school at their own risk, providing they obey safe riding rules and school rules. The school may restrict students from riding bicycles to school if they fail to obey the rules. Bicycles must walked on campus, parked in the bicycle area, and locked. Riders must observe the same crossing regulations as pedestrians. All bicycles should be licensed by the police department. Helmets MUST be worn.
Students using scooters or skateboards to get to school must turn them into the office or have their adult take them back home with them.
Roller shoes, hover boards, roller blades, and/ or roller skates are not permitted at school.
Students are not allowed to bring toys or other playthings to school. The school provides all necessary equipment.
Homework requests will be honored after a student has been absent for two days. Parents are to call the office (early in the morning) and the homework will be in the office by dismissal time. Parents are NOT to go to the classroom to request workk.
We know you want to become involved in your child's educational program and give your support to your child's efforts, so we would like for you to find out from your child and your child teacher what the expectations and routines are concerning homework assignments. If you don't see homework assignments coming home, check with the teacher. We know your child's teacher will appreciate your cooperation and support.
EXTRA HOMEWORK COULD BE READING DAILY AND STUDYING MATH FACTS.
Parent Teacher Conferences
Individual conferences for parents and teachers are scheduled at the end of the first reporting periods. We encourage all parents to come for the conferences.
Teachers will contact parents to arrange for a conference. We also encourage parents to meet with teachers at anytime during the school year. If you wish to meet with a teacher, simply call the school office for an appointment.
In keeping with district policy, persons who damage public property will face penalties, prosecution, and costs for damage. The jointly recommended options from the Districts Attorneys Office, Probation Department, and Juvenile Court include:
* Full restitution for damages * Suspension of driverïs license for up to one year. * Delay of driver's license for a year. * Graffiti removal community services. * A fine plus penalty assessment. * A referral for parents to participate in a parenting education program.
Lost & Found
Lost and found items are turned into the cart outside the cafeteria or in the office. Students losing any item should check on the coat racks outside the cafeteria or in the office. PLEASE MARK YOUR CHILD'S CLOTHING.
Each pupil is held responsible for classroom books, library books, textbooks, and teacher books issued and must pay for any loss or damage resulting from negligence.