We have an exciting year planned at St. Matthias School, and we are all very pleased that you will be with us. Please pay attention to the following pieces of important information.
Please keep in mind the following procedures regarding regular drop off and pick up routines…
PARKING AND DROP-OFF PROCEDURES
Children in grades kindergarten through eight may be dropped off in the car line on Claremont Ave. Student must be riding in the back seat on the driver’s side. Parents must pull up as far as possible, and a school official will help the child out of the car. Parents are not permitted to get out of their car. They should merge carefully back into traffic.
Preschool parents must park in the parking lot on the west side of Claremont and accompany their children to the preschool classrooms.
Children who are not in the before care program should not be dropped off at school before 7:50 AM for safety reasons. Students will not be supervised before doors open at 7:50 AM.
Parents/guardians picking children up from school should park in the west lot on Claremont Ave. Teachers will escort students to assigned spots in front of the school. Parents/guardians are not permitted to pull up and ask students to get in the car, but must pull completely into a spot. Parents/guardians may not park in front of the school on Claremont. Please do not park between the cones in front of the school.
Please arrive by 2:50. Children must be picked up or leave the school grounds by 3:00 PM at the latest. For safety reasons, any child not picked up by that time will be taken into the Extended Care Program and the parents will be charged for that full time of service as listed in the Extended Care Handbook. Children may be kept after school for extra help, for detention, misconduct, or missing assignments. Parents/guardians will be notified by phone should a child be asked to stay after school.
There will be exciting new menu options for the 2015/16 school year. Information about choices and ordering will come next week. Please pack your child’s lunch until the lunch program starts!
Before Care Procedures
The Before Care Program will begin on Tuesday, August 25 at 6:30 AM. Students are to enter through the gym doors when they arrive, not through the Main doors as in years past. Delores Ortiz will be in the gym to monitor students.
Anne Henning is the point person in charge of organizing information for a weekly email. All information that school organizations would like shared with families will need to be shared with her. She will need to get approval from School Administration prior to sending anything to families. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.