Blazer Parent Guide
Hello Leesburg Blazers!
Welcome to the new school year! I hope you enjoyed your summer and are rested and ready for a great year.
This parent guide includes information for a smooth start to the 2023-24 school year. Please be sure to read the entirety of this guide. Doing so will help you access important information.
~ Mr. Polston
In the event of inclement weather, WCS will notify parents automatically through Parent Square (email and text).
If you have opted out of notifications, the best sources of information are the WCS website (www.warsawschools.org), Warsaw Schools Twitter account (@dahoffert), and WCS Facebook page (Warsaw Community Schools).
**Please DO NOT call the school for this information, as these decisions are not made on an individual school basis. If school is closed for the day, or dismissed early, all school-related activities are canceled, unless otherwise notified.”
**Please make sure to listen for “Warsaw Community Schools” being announced over the radio. The radio stations WILL NOT announce Leesburg Elementary.
** The local news and weather reports are also good sources of information.
1. Birthday treats are not allowed during the school day. Please do not send treats in. Treats will be sent back home.
2. We promise we will make your child feel special on their special day. Their name will be announced over the PA during morning announcements, and they will be allowed to select a small treat out of the treasure box.
3. Warsaw Community Elementary Schools CANNOT accept deliveries from companies, parents, guardians, etc. of items (balloons, flowers, etc) for students.
“Parents are encouraged to visit classes during the school year. We ask your cooperation in arranging visits so that they do not conflict with administration of standardized tests, special activities, health checkups, etc.
FOR THE SAFETY AND SECURITY OF ALL CHILDREN, PARENTS AND VISITORS MUST HAVE A COMPLETED AND APPROVED CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK TO INTERACT WITH STUDENT WHILE VISITING THE SCHOOL OR ATTENDING SCHOOL SPONSORED ACTIVITIES INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO FIELD TRIPS, CLASS PARTIES, FIELD DAY, RECESS AND LUNCH.” -
Please refer to Warsaw Community Schools School Board Policy #9150.
--You may pick up a criminal background check from the Leesburg Main Office. Please contact Charity Amor, building secretary, at 453-4121 if you have questions.
If you have any criminal history, please make sure you are honest on the form and explain your situation on a separate piece of paper or in an email to the principal.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday Start Schedule
9:00 am Doors are open for all students
9:20 am Tardy Bell Rings
3:55 pm Parent Pick Up students released
4:00 pm Bus students released
Monday’s Delayed Start Schedule
9:50 am Doors are open for all students
10:10 am Tardy Bell Rings
3:55 pm Parent Pick Up students released
4:00 pm Bus students released
**All students who are not eating breakfast at the school should report directly to their classroom 9:00 am when the doors open.
**Please report all absences to the school office by 10:10 am (11:00 am on Mondays). Please call 574-453-4121 to report any absences.
**Please refer to the Warsaw Community Schools Elementary School Handbook, page 33, for further information on attendance policies.
Parent Drop-Off/Pick-Up Info
Early Pick Up:
--If you need to pick your child up early from school for an appointment or family emergency, please try to call the school prior to arriving at the school. This allows the office time to have your child ready when you enter the school.
--If you know of an appointment or absence in advance, please send a note with your child for the office and classroom teacher. Again, this allows time for us to have your child ready for you.
Parent Drop Off/Parent Pick Up:
- Drop off: Students being dropped off for school may be dropped off out back from 9:00 – 9:15 am daily. For the safety of your child, please DO NOT drop your child off before these times or in the front of the building. If you are running late and it is after 9:15 a.m., please park in the front of the building and escort your child into the school.
- Monday: Students being dropped off for school may be dropped off out back from 9:50 – 10:05 am daily. For the safety of your child, please DO NOT drop your child off before these times or in the front of the building. If you are running late and it is after 10:05 am, please park in the front of the building and escort your child into the school.
- Pick-Up -- Students will be released at 3:55 pm daily for parent pick up. If you need to pick your child up in the office, please do so before 3:30 pm. For the safety of our students, we are requesting that parents not pick up their child(ren) up front between the times of 3:45-4:15 pm daily.
Tuesday-Friday Lunch Schedule:
Kindergarten - 11:45-12:45
First - 11:15-12:15
Second - 12:30-1:30
Third - 11:30-12:30
Fourth - 11:55-12:55
Fifth - 12:20-1:20
Sixth - 12:50-1:50
Monday Lunch Schedule:
Kindergarten - Same as Above
First - 11:20-12:20
Second - Same as Above
Third - Same as Above
Fourth - Same as Above
Fifth - Same as Above
Sixth - Same as Above
Breakfast - Free for ALL students
Extra Milk - $.50
If you have questions or concerns about your child’s lunch account, please contact the school office and ask for Tammy Tilton – Leesburg’s Cafeteria Manager. You can also email Mrs. Tilton at email@example.com
Parents are welcome to come into school to have lunch with their child. For the safety of all students, parents are not permitted in the cafeteria. We will provide the parent and child a space in the office/conference room to enjoy lunch together.
The dress code is designed to promote a positive and respectful learning environment while ensuring the safety and well-being of all students. Students are expected to adhere to these guidelines to maintain an appropriate image of themselves, their peers, and the entire WCS community.
By following these dress code guidelines, students and parents contribute to a positive and desirable school image, fostering a conducive environment for learning and growth. We appreciate your cooperation and support in upholding these standards.
Safe, Clean, and Non-Disruptive Attire:
All students shall be groomed and dressed in a manner that is safe, clean, and non-disruptive while attending school or school-sponsored activities.
Clothing should not present any danger to the student's health, safety, or that of others.
It is required to wear appropriate shoes at all times to ensure a safe learning environment.
A student has the right to freedom of speech and expression through their selection of dress unless it interferes with schoolwork, creates disorder, and/or disrupts educational programs. Clothing and accessories should not be worn that display or suggest in appropriate pictures/saying including, but not limited to:
Profanity or vulgarity
Obscene or foul language
Symbols of violence (guns, depictions of violent acts)
Gang or gang-like symbols
Illegal drugs or alcohol
Appropriate Tops and Bottoms:
Open-shoulder tops, exposed midriffs, tube tops, and bralettes (used as tops) are not permitted.
Shorts and pants with holes that expose inappropriate parts of the body are also not allowed.
Undergarments should remain out of sight at all times. Students are encouraged to wear belts to ensure clothing fits appropriately and avoids accidental exposure.
Headwear and Costumes:
Hats, hoods, slippers and costumes are not to be worn during regular school days, unless otherwise permitted for special occasions or events.
*While hoodies are permitted, students must adhere to the dress code guidelines even if hoodies are removed or unzipped during the school day.
**For more information on Leesburg’s policies and procedures, please refer to the 2023-2024 Warsaw Community Schools Elementary Student Handbook found on Warsaw Community School’s website.
This year, Leesburg Elementary's PTO will be comprised of a mixture of parents and Leesburg staff members.
Please look for information either on Leesburg’s Facebook page, or website concerning PTO meetings and other school events. If you are interested in joining the PTO, you can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Important Phone Numbers
Listed below are important phone numbers as well as web addresses for this school year. Cut or tear at the dotted line to hang on your refrigerator.
WCS Central Office
24-hour Safe Schools Hotline
**The Hotline does not have caller ID
Warsaw Community Schools
**PowerSchool is a web-based student information system that parents can access and see grades and attendance for their children. Parents please contact the school for a username and password for PowerSchool.