Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures
When dropping your child off in the morning, please make sure it is not before 8:10 a.m., as we do not have supervision. Doors unlock at 8:15 a.m. If you need to escort your child inside school, please park in a designated parking spot and not along the drop-off curb. This will help traffic to flow so that cars can continue to move in and out as quickly as possible. When exiting the parking lot we ask that you please do not turn around in the Lansing Avenue Baptist Church parking lot.
If you will be picking your child up, please make sure to send a note to the teacher, or call the office. If calling the office, please do so before 3:00 p.m. This will allow us to get lists finalized and given to the teacher. If you call after this time, your request unfortunately will not be honored. We will not pull children off the bus for late calls. You will need to meet them at the bus stop. When picking up your child please park in a designated parking spot and not along the drop-off curb. Make sure to bring a photo ID. Parents are asked to wait in the cafeteria until students are dismissed. Students will be dismissed by grade starting at 3:32 p.m on full days, and 2:27 p.m. on Early Release days. When exiting the parking lot please do not turn around in the Lansing Avenue Baptist Church parking lot.
Positive Behavior Incentive
Northwest Elementary is excited to roll out our new Positive Behavior Incentive system this school year. To encourage more positive choices in school, we will be implementing an incentive for students who do not have an ABC room behavior referral for an entire trimester. Visits to complete work will not be counted for this program. Any student who does not visit the ABC room for behavior purposes for the trimester, will be able to join in a small incentive determined by Mr. Kelly and Mr. Bush. The incentive period will start over each trimester. ABC Room referrals are not made lightly and we want all students to succeed, however, they are sometimes necessary to have a productive and successful rest of the day. If you have any questions at all about our new incentive program, please contact Mr. Kelly or Mr. Bush by email or phone. Thank you for your support in creating a more positive and successful school experience for our students.
September is Attendance Awareness Month
- Student illness/injury with doctor's note
- Medical appointments (Please bring in note)
- Religious holidays
- Extreme family emergencies
- Lice (3 days)
- Funeral/death in family
- Mandated court appearances (documented)
- Placement by Juvenile Court in detention, shelter care, foster care or residential placement.
- Educational opportunities approved by school officials
*Absence not accounted for above, examples of unexcused absences include, but not limited to:
- Staying home to baby-sit
- Needed at home
- Missed Bus
- Child is not immunized
- Sickness (not documented)
- Willful truancy (skipping)
Students should arrive at school and be in class on time, this is an important habit that should be encouraged. Students who are not in class during the first half hour and last half hour of school miss out on important building announcements, classroom assignments for the day, and explanations of these assignments. Students arriving at school after 8:25 a.m. will be marked tardy. Students arriving later than 9:00 a.m. or leaving before 3:15 p.m. will be considered absent for that half of the day.
- Do not send any medication on the school bus. Medication could easily be taken by the wrong child when it is not monitored by an adult. It is the parent's responsibility to bring medication i to the Northwest Elementary office and check it in with a secretary.
- Cough drops are considered medication. Please do not sent cough drops with your child.
- No staff member will be permitted to dispense non-prescribed, over-the-counter (OTC) medication to any student with out a medication form filled out by a prescribing physician.