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Montgomery Elementary School

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:

August 19 - Open House for Kindergarten students (6:00-7:00 pm)

August 20 - Open House for Grades 1-5 (6:00-7:00 pm)

August 22 - First Day of School


September

2 - Labor Day Holiday - No School

5 - PTO Meeting at 7:00 pm

6 - Deputy Phil assembly @ 1:00 pm (grades K-2)

17 - Fall Picture Day

20 - Early Dismissal at 12 noon

19-20 School Year Back-to-School Nights

Kindergarten Open House - Monday evening, August 19 from 6:00 - 7:00 PM


Elementary Open House for Grades 1-5 will be held on Tuesday evening, August 20 from 6:00-7:00 PM

PARENT VOLUNTEER POLICY - INCLUDES FIELD TRIPS AND END OF YEAR ACTIVITIES

As we approach the second half of our school year, please be aware that if you are planning to volunteer for any school day event, which include FIELD TRIPS, RACE FOR ED, and FUN DAY, you must complete and submit the following clearances to the Tuscarora School District Human Resources department:

Volunteer Registration Form

Child Abuse History Clearance

PA Criminal Record Check

Act 24 – Arrest/Conviction Form

Federal Criminal History Record Check

Tuberculin Test Results Form

Mandated Reporter Training (instructions provided in Volunteer Letter)

Volunteer packets with clearance applications, forms and directions, are available in the school office and on the school district’s website at www.tus.k12.pa.us (select Montgomery > Parents tab). Some applications may take several weeks to process, so plan accordingly to obtain volunteer approval before end of year activities take place.


If it has been longer than five years since completing one or more of your clearances, they may have expired and must be renewed before you can continue to volunteer.

ELEMENTARY MEAL PRICES for 19-20 School Year

Breakfast - $1.55, Reduced Breakfast - $.30

Lunch - $2.55, Reduced Lunch - $.40

Milk - $.45

Parent & Student Handbook and Acceptable Use Policy

The Parent & Student Handbook and the Acceptable Use Policy (for computer and internet use) is posted on the Tuscarora School District / Montgomery Elementary School website. We are asking each family to review both documents online so you are familiar with the expectations we hold for parents, faculty, staff, and students. If you wish to receive a hard copy of either document, please send a note to school with your child or contact the school office at 328-2023 ext. 2400.

To access the Parent & Student Handbook and Acceptable Use Policy:

TSD website - www.tus.k12.pa.us; Select “Montgomery Elementary School” under the "Schools" tab. Both documents are available under the “Students” tab.

Signatures will be required at the beginning of the school year, that you have reviewed and understand the rules and policies within each document.

Attendance Policy

Attendance Policy: In keeping with PA state regulations and the Tuscarora School Board policy #204, absences shall be treated as unlawful until the school office receives a written excuse for the reason of absence. Written excuses must be submitted to the office within three days of the absence. Even if you have communicated with your child's teacher regarding an absence, a written note for the office is still required.


Starting 2019-20 school year, reminder slips will no longer be sent home for student absences. You will receive a call/text from the district's notification system, either on the day or week of your child's absence from school, as a reminder to send in a written excuse. Sending a note to the office by email is also an option at the following address - debbie.meyers@tus.k12.pa.us.


More than three unlawful absences could lead to notification of the local magisterial district judge, as well as a referral to the County Children and Youth Agency. If you have any questions in regards to attendance or excuses received, please contact the school secretary at 328-2023 ext. 2400.

School Day Hours

7:20: Doors open

7:35: Announcements and Breakfast is done being served

7:40: School day starts

2:10: Dismissal starts

NOTES TO SCHOOL

  • Include child's first AND LAST NAME on any notes sent from home.
  • Notes should be sent anytime you are planning to pick up your child for an early dismissal.
  • Notes for sending your child home on a different bus should be limited to emergency requests.

Student Drop-off Procedures

When dropping off students in the morning, please allow our buses to exit the bus ramp before pulling up to the sidewalk along the flagpole, to let children out of your vehicle.