QUICK INFORMATION GUIDE
School Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. We ask that all parents and visitors please check in at the office when visiting.
Attendance: Students are expected to attend school daily unless ill. Please call the school office if your child is absent from school for any reason. Students are required to attend 180 days annually. Please plan vacations or dental and doctor appointments at times which will not conflict with your child’s education. Please make sure the school office has an emergency number to contact parents for any reason.
Arrival and Dismissal: School grounds open at 7:15 a.m. for breakfast. Students should not be dropped off at school before 7:15 a.m. Students should have a planned route to and from school that is discussed with parents. They should also have a planned alternative route in case of emergencies. Please review these with your children. Students should use the crosswalks at all times. At arrival and dismissal time, parents picking up students should follow the parking lot path that is outlined by the posted signs.
Personal Transportation: Rollerblades, skateboards, and shoes with hidden wheels are not allowed at school. Bicycles should be walked on and off campus and walked across crosswalks. Bikes should be locked in the bike racks at school. Students using bikes or scooters to get to school are required to wear helmets. There will be no exceptions to this requirement.
Breakfast and Lunch: Breakfast is served from 7:15 to 7:50 a.m. Breakfast and Lunch should be paid for in advance at the office or online at paypams.com. Parents may choose to pay a week or a month in advance. Call the office, or visit the Washington County Food Service website for the price for breakfast and lunch. Lunch Applications will be sent home on the first day of school, are available at the Office, or on the Washington County Free and Reduced Meal website.
Removing a Child from Campus: This is a closed campus. Students should not leave school grounds for lunch unless arrangements have been made with the school. No child will be released from school without parent or guardian permission. To take a student from school during the day, parents must report to the office and sign out their child. A valid ID card is required. No child will be released to anyone other than a parent unless specified on the student’s emergency information or a note form the parent.
Dress Code: Students should come to school able to participate safely in all activities. School uniforms are required as follows; shirts that are white, sky blue, navy blue, or yellow. Shirts must be plain and not have writing or images unless it is the school logo. PE Shirts are to be worn on PE Days and designated Spirit Days. Bottoms should be navy blue or khaki. They can include pants, shorts, capris, skorts, skirts, or jumpers. All shorts, skirts, and skorts must be sufficient length to exceed the fingertips with the arms extended. Most shoes are permitted, excluding flip-flops.
Personal Possessions: Please have your child’s possessions marked with his/her name. Leave all toys at home. Problems arise when they are brought to school. This is a learning environment – toys disrupt and cause only problems. If students bring a cell phone to school it must be turned off and be left in the student’s backpack during the school day. Students need to use the school phone when making calls home.