Arrival and Dismissal, Admission, Transfer, Visiting the School, Parents in the Classroom


Arrival and Dismissal

Students are permitted to go to the classrooms at 7:45 A.M. We request that students not arrive at school before 7:35 A.M. Pupils arriving between 7:35 A.M. and 7:45 A.M. are to enter through the front door.

Before school care is available beginning at 7:00 A.M. each day in the St. Angela Room. There is a $5.00 charge for the first student from a family and $1.00 for each additional student. Families are billed for this service by the provider.

After school care is available from dismissal time to 5:00 P.M. The charge will be $5.00 each child and $8.00 each on early dismissal days. Families may use these services every day or on an as-needed basis.

The morning classes begin at 7:55 A.M. There is a short break in the morning at which time pupils in grades K-4 may receive milk if ordered. Children in preschool juice daily. School dismisses for the day at 2:35 P.M. for grades 1-8. Kindergarten students and bus riders are dismissed at 2:30 P.M. Pupils should be out of the building at 2:50 P.M. unless they have the permission of a teacher or the principal and their parents. The morning kindergarten session concludes at 11:30 A.M. Afternoon kindergarten dismisses at 2:30 P.M. Four year old preschool begins at 7:55 A.M. and dismisses at 11:00 A.M. Three year old preschool begins at 7:55 A.M. and dismisses at 10:30 A.M.

Parents are always welcome in the school. If you wish to wait by the office at dismissal time, please talk quietly and stand out of the way of the classes that are leaving the building. When you take your child, please do so quietly. We are striving for an orderly flow of lines at dismissal time.

Admission

Immaculate Conception School admits students of any race, color, sex, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally available to students at the school. The class size at I.C.S. is limited to 30 students. A School Board policy was passed in August, 2004, that permits two additional students (class size 32) in fifth through eighth grades. These additional students may be enrolled with permission of the principal after consultation with the teacher. A child entering kindergarten must be five years of age on September 1st. A child entering three year old preschool must be three years old on September 1st. A child entering four year old preschool must be four years old on September 1st.

Transfer

Parents requesting to transfer students from I.C.S. must come to our school office to request a transfer form. Official transfer records will be sent directly to the new school.

The students who seek admission to I.C.S. through transfer from another school are to present verification of grade level. In most cases, this will be a report card. The principal will then request a complete transfer record from the last school attended.

Admission to I.C.S. should normally be at the beginning of an educational cycle – kindergarten and at the start of a school year. Transfers at other times may be accepted where space is available. In all cases the student and the parents shall be made aware of the basic position of Catholic schools: They are established primarily for the formation of students inspired by faith; they are not havens for those who wish to escape the problems relating to the achievement of social justice in the public sector.

Visiting the School

Visitors to the school should report directly to the office. They should enter through the North Street door by the school office. We ask that parents wait until after school hours to talk with teachers. Teachers may be seen on most days until 3:10 P.M. Parents are welcome to visit the school at any time. Please make arrangements with the teacher and principal in advance, however. If any visits are necessary, please check with the principal before going to a classroom.

Parents must remain out of the hallway during times of arrival and dismissal.

Parents in the Classroom

Parents accompanying classes on field trips, serving as classroom helpers, or attending classroom parties must have participated in Protecting God’s Children, and undergone a background check.

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Last Updated September 7, 2017