2018-2019 Parent Student Handbook
Eementary classes begin promptly at 7:45am.
Middle School classes begin at 8:15am.
High school classes begin at 8:45am.
If your child isn’t physically in the classroom at that time, he/she is tardy. Students who arrive on campus at 7:40 and can’t get to the front door in time to get inside, or who arrive right at 7:45 but miss the doors closing and have to wait in the check-in line, are also tardy. Likewise the students who arrive just before 7:45 (or middle schoolers at 8:15 or high schoolers at 8:45) and make it inside in time, but don’t make it to class in time: they are tardy.
The number of students who were tardy in the mornings last year was absolutely outrageous, resulting in a ridiculous amount of lost instructional time. Sorry, parents, but we cannot continue to look the other way. This year, teachers have strict instructions to begin class on time and start with something that counts in students’ grades, so excessive tardies will cost your child grade points and disciplinary referrals.
Plan to arrive by 7:30 at the absolute latest (grades K-5) or 8:00 (grades 6-8) or 8:30 (grade 9-11), and you won’t have to worry about those long lines.
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If you would like to donate book(s), please check out the Book Donation Guidelines for acceptable books. Hint, pretty much anything published by Scholastic is acceptable, as are most other elementary-level books published by a legitimate children’s book publisher, or the children’s division of any legitimate, reputable publisher. Middle school books are a little trickier, because there are so very many “young adult” books out there that a lot of middle school students read. Here’s where it is vital that you check out the Book Donation Guidelines.
If you plan on working with students for your volunteer hours, you need to complete a Background Check. To complete a background check go to www.criminalbios.com. Make sure to establish an account, so that you are able to get a copy of your background and use code Falls Lake Volunteer. If you are law enforcement or military please contact our office before completing a background check. Background checks are good for 3 years.
School doors do not open until 7:15am. Please wait to send your student in the building until or after 7:15am.
As the weather gets warmer and the sun gets brighter, every school in the country begins to have issues with student compliance with dress code provisions. It’s generally true that the older the students, the more the issue pops up. But even elementary school kids are sometimes guilty of pushing the limits when it comes to dress codes. Board policy #4.3600 includes the FLA dress code:
Students are to be attired in clothing that is appropriate for school and for the specific grade level to which they are assigned. When they are not, their parents will be contacted to bring appropriate replacement attire. The following clothing is NOT in compliance with these expectations and is subject to the Principal’s interpretation:
Lost and Found
There is a lost and found cabinet outside the GYM. Anything left in there for over a month will be donated to Goodwill. See the front office for any questions or admittance.