Note to Parents Regarding Phone Calls for Early Dismissals

The office has been receiving many calls from parents between the hours of 1:00-1:45 P.M. to have their child/ren dismissed earlier than at the end of the school day.  This not only causes confusion but  interrupts the classroom and lesson being taught as we pass along the message to the teacher and then the child gathers his/her belongings.  While a 1:45 dismissal may not seem to be a big deal, teachers are still in the middle of teaching at that point.

If you know your child needs to be dismissed early, please send in a note in the morning with your child or phone the office before 9:00 A.M. with a message if a note is forgotten.  While we realize that emergencies do occur, please make every effort to make plans with your child/ren in the morning.

Also, please try to make appointments for after school hours so they are not missing the last 15-25 minutes of the day.  Picking up your child/ren early means that they miss instructional time, organizing their books and homework to be brought home, and is an interruption to the lesson being taught by the teacher.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Patricia A. Kanute, Principal