Please notify the school to inform us of any daily changes regarding absences, dismissal instructions, busing or after-school changes for a particular day.
- After an absence and on the first day back to school, a note signed by a parent, detailing the reason for the absence, should be given to the child's teacher.
- If your child contracts a serious illness or sustains an injury necessitating a cast, boot, sling, etc., please contact the school nurse to discuss alternative arrangements to accommodate your child.
- Absences will be coded as excused if we receive proper documentation.
Schools starts at 8:00 am. Children in grades K-5 who arrive at school after 8:00 am are considered late. Please cooperate by having your child arrive on time. A major factor in determining your child's success in school is attendance. Work begins promptly after arrival, so lateness means your child misses critical instruction and also disrupts the teacher and other students as work begins.
If questions arise concerning any aspect of the school or class program, send a note or message through ClassDojo to your child’s teacher requesting a conference. He/she will make an appointment with you to discuss your concerns. Additionally, parents may not request to go to the classroom while the teacher is teaching. If you come to the school without an appointment, the teacher may not be able to accommodate.
Picking up your child early
- If you need to pick up your child early due to illness, doctor’s appointment, etc. you must bring a picture I.D. to be presented to the Security Agent.
- Your child will be released only to individuals whose names appear on the blue EMERGENCY CONTACT CARD. This is for your child’s safety. Please complete the front and back of both of the card when they are sent home in the beginning of the year and return them promptly. Include the name of relatives/friends who are responsible and dependable. Also provide at least one working cell phone number and email address so that you can be reached immediately in the event of an emergency.
- If you need to change dismissal arrangements on a particular day, we must have a written note, in advance, from you.
Teachers may never administer medication to a student, nor can students self-medicate. If your child needs to take medication during the school day, you may come into school to give your child the medicine yourself. If your child needs medication on a regular basis, your doctor needs to complete a “504” Form, which is available from the school nurse. When the school nurse receives this form, she can then administer the medication. All medicines must come into school in a labeled container from the pharmacy. Medications will be stored in the nurses’ office.
We are interested in maintaining the safest possible environment for our students and staff. To that end, the following security procedures are in effect at our school: Visitors may not go directly to any classroom, office or any area of the building.
All visitors must:
All visitors must:
- Enter and exit through the Main Entrance.
- Present PHOTO IDENTIFICATION to the School Safety Agent or designee at Security Desk.
- Sign the Visitor’s Log and obtain a Visitor’s Pass that must be displayed during visit.
- Proceed to the General Office for directive to visit any other location.
Emergency Home Contact Cards
During the first week of school each student will bring home an Emergency Home Contact Card (the Blue Card). It is important that you fill out the card completely and return it to school as soon as possible. It contains vital contact information for the school to use in the event of an emergency or early dismissal. You must complete a separate card for each of your children attending PS 251Q. Please look for the Blue Card in your child’s backpack. Only individuals listed on the card may pick up your child. If the contact information on the Blue Card changes, you must contact the school for a new card as soon as possible.