The safety of your child at school, as
well as going to and from school, is very important.Buses are met daily by staff and parents to
oversee the safe arrival of students and to ensure close communication between the
drivers and the Principal.Students
should not arrive before 7:45 a.m. as there is no supervision for them
inside school, on the playground or in the halls.
All students should be in their
classroom at 8:00a.m.Students
arriving after 8:00 must report to the office for a tardy slip.Their school attendance record will
reflect a “Tardy”.
Students are expected to follow the same
routine for going home on a daily basis. If there is to be a change in the
routine, such as a visit to a friend’s house, a written note must be
provided to the office. All students are expected to report home directly
after school and not remain to play on school property. Once they have checked
in at home they may return with parent permission and the understanding that no
supervision is provided.When a student
(at parent request) is to go home with another student, they must have a
written note that is to be turned in to the office.
We will have Safety Patrol crossing guards
east of our upper parking lot, crossing Viewland, and at the intersection of
Olympic View Drive and Puget.The guards
will be present 7:45-8:00 a.m. and 2:30-2:45 p.m.Please encourage your child to come home
right after school so he/she will not be crossing busy streets without a guard.
Absence / Illness /
It is very important that you let the
school know when your child will be absent or late to school.Please leave a message on the attendance
line, 425/431-7374 Option #1.The
parents of all children not in attendance and not previously excused will be
called by our safe arrival program.This
is our way of checking to make sure the child is safe at home if they are not
in attendance at school.Medical/Dental
appointments, which cannot be arranged outside of school hours, need to be
communicated to the school office prior to the date of absence.By state law, parents/guardians are
required immediately after the absence to send a note to the student’s teacher
for each separate instance of absence when the student re-enters school.
The note should include the date of absence, the nature of the illness and the
parent’s guardian’s signature. Habitual tardiness will be called to the
attention of the parent or guardian.Developing the habit of good attendance is important. As part of our
Safe Arrival Program, you will be called if your child does not arrive in
school and we have not received a call verifying his/her absence or tardy.
Consistent with WAC 180-40-010, all
students will attend and be punctual at regularly scheduled classes unless
The “Becca Bill” also requires the
a conference with parents after the second unexcused
a petition with the county court after the 7thunexcused absence in a month or 10thunexcused absence in a year.(May file earlier.)
3. Report to the court additional
absences, which occur after the first referral.
According to district policy #8130R,
absences and tardies are excused for personal illness or injury (may require
doctor’s confirmation), doctor or dental appointments, participation in
religious holidays or other absences deemed appropriate by the principal.
School related absences/tardies are also excused.
Families are to complete a “Request for Excused Absence” form
(available in the office) and submit them to the office prior to vacation
absences. The classroom teacher will note the student’s current grades and
whether the planned absence will have a negative impact on their learning.
Final decisions for applications will be made by the principal (Policy #8125).
Supervision During the Day
are supervised throughout the school day. Our staff of educational assistants
supervises our lunchroom and recess periods. They work closely with classroom
teachers and the principal to prevent safety problems.The educational assistants review with
students their expectations for safe behavior.This review includes lunchroom expectations, rules of play and areas for
play outside during recess. On rainy days, the educational assistants supervise
the students for indoor recess in the classrooms during the recess period.
If your child must leave school during the
day for any reason they must be checked out through the office. Please come to
the office to sign them out, and we will call the class and have the student
report to the office. It is very important that you list on your emergency
card those people who may pick up your child, as children will only be
released to those listed. Both
natural parents of a child will have the right to pick up their child unless
the school has a copy of a court order forbidding it.Please keep the school fully informed of any
situations related to student safety. Please do not go to the student’s
classroom, the lunchroom, or the playground without coming to the office first.
This helps us to maintain a secure campus for all children.
Kindergarten - Grade 6 8:00
a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Half-Day Kindergarten8:00 a.m. to 10:40 a.m.
At times, early dismissals are scheduled
to give teachers professional growth and collegial opportunities. On those
dates, all Edmonds Elementary K-6 students will be dismissed at 11:00 a.m.Lunch will be served at school prior to
dismissal except for the last day of school.
It is important that the following early
dismissal procedure be observed for pupil security.In the event that an early dismissal is
necessary, please make requests in writing to the teacher.The child will be excused through the school
office.Please go to the school office
to sign out and pick up your child.
The safekeeping of Edmonds students is a top priority for the
staff, especially in the event of an emergency caused by weather or earthquake.
Our emergency plans are continually being enhanced and improved through staff
training, emergency planning and preparation, and student education. Parent
support is vital in this area. Additional emergency forms, medications and food
supplies may be requested from parents to assist our preparation.Please watch the Orca News for
important information and updates about all of our emergency procedures.