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Textbooks

TEXTBOOKS:   Your child may be bringing textbooks home.  If possible, please help your child to cover each book with paper to protect it for the year.  Also, please help your child return it to school the next day.  Students are responsible for lost textbooks.

Library Books

LIBRARY:  We have a wonderful Wonder of Reading Library.  Our library will provide exciting learning opportunities for our students.

Each child is responsible for any book lost or damaged.

School Polices

Attendance Policy

ATTENDANCE/ABSENCE:  We encourage regular school attendance unless your child is ill or has a doctor’s appointment.  If your child is absent, please notify your child’s teacher or the school by written note giving dates and reason for absence.

Visitor's Policy

ALL CAMPUS VISITORS MUST:

  • Sign in the Visitor’s Log Book located on the counter in the main office when entering the campus and sign-out when leaving campus.
  • Request an appointment for a classroom visitation date and time from the teacher in advance.
  • Complete a visitor’s pass and obtain the principal/designee’s approval before proceeding to the classroom.
  • A staff member will accompany you during your classroom visit.
  • Determine the classroom activity you are observing and keep the classroom observation time and frequency reasonable.
  • Follow the school’s established procedures for scheduling an appointment with the teacher(s) and/or principal/designee after the classroom visit, if needed.
  • Return the visitor’s pass to the school office before leaving the campus.
  • Children who are not enrolled at the school are not to be on the campus unless prior approval of the principal/designee has been obtained

IMPORTANT RULES FOR VISITORS:

  • Enter and leave the classroom as quietly as possible.
  • Do not converse with the students, teacher, and/or instructional aides during the visitation
  • Do not interfere with any school activity during the visitation.

Homework Policy

Homework is an important part of our instructional program and is a shared responsibility of teachers, students and parents. Homework is assigned to help students maintain and improve their learning.  When homework serves this purpose, it reflects on student achievement.

Please support our  Homework Policy and your child’s academic progress by:

  • Providing a quiet place and ample time.
  • Encouraging students to do and complete homework.
     
  • Insisting on proper care of school materials and textbooks.
     
  • Encouraging students to use good study habits.
     
  • Providing assistance, if necessary.
     
  • Asking the teacher for clarification and/or supplies, if needed.
     

Homework shall be sent home daily or in a weekly packet (except Fridays). Below are suggested time allotments (per day).

Kindergarten ...........15 to 20 minutes

Grades 1 and 2 ....…30 to 35 minutes.

Grades 3 and 4 ....…35 to 45 minutes.

Grades 5..............…..50 to 60 minutes.

Thank you for your support.

Bullying

BULLYING:  Normont Elementary is committed to providing an environment that upholds the standards of respect and civility and understands that bullying and hazing are inappropriate, harmful and unacceptable.  

Dress Code

DRESS CODE:  Refer to the Parent Student Handbook on District Dress Code Policy.  Please mark your child’s belongings to minimize loss.  Lost articles will be placed in the lost and found.

Safety First Pedestrian Rules

We encourage your support for this very important safety.  We review safety standards about walking to and from school throughout the year and practice daily at dismissal.  Each teacher walks the class to a specific gate to avoid congestion. 

 

  1. Help your child locate the safest route to school.
  2. Help your child cross streets only at corners, crosswalks, and not to run across the street.  If you walk across at the middle of the street with your child or call them from your car to run across to you, then you are teaching a very dangerous practice.  Please pay attention to this.
  3. Help your child to obey crossing guards. hey are there to assist your children in crossing safely.
  4. Help your child to wait and look both ways before crossing at a signal.
  5. Please do not permit your child to get out of your car in the middle of the street to cross.  This is extremely dangerous.
  6. Do not DOUBLE PARK to drop off or pick up your child.  Walking in and around other cars is very dangerous.  Pull your car into the curb or the school side of the street only.  A little patience here will pay off in keeping your child safe.
  7. Please become familiar with posted parking signs.  Do not park in bus zones.  You can expect tickets for parking violations.  The school cannot “fix” tickets for you.

 

Please save this letter.  Review the rules with your children periodically.  We know traffic gets congested around Lomita Magnet, but your patience and cooperation can make a difference as we work toward safety for your children.