S.O.A.R Weekly

Freedom Park Newsletter 19 August 2018

Parent Volunteers

We need you! We love our parents and welcome you in the partnership to educate our community. Stay tuned for an upcoming parent volunteer meeting. All who would like to volunteer should attend even if you have volunteered in the past. We are revamping the program. One School. One Direction. Up!

Early Rease

Please be reminded we have an early release Wednesday, August 22nd @ 1:30. Please make sure students attend class so that our attendance is not low. All absences count against the school.
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Ned Character Ed Assembly - Wednesday, August 22nd @ 9:30 am

The new year school year is such a great time to start reinforcing positive behavior, goal setting, and growth mindset thinking! The NED Show is designed with multi-sensory learning (humor, audience participation, and professional yo-yo tricks) to drive home the concepts of goal setting and making good choices. Join us as we empower our students with NED's message: Never give up, Encourage others, and Do your best!

Arrival Procedures and Tips

Arrival Procedures

Arrival Time:

Please do not drop students off before 8:20 am.

Arrival - Car Line

Arrival - Car line

Please pull as far up to the end as possible. This helps to alleviate congestion and keeps cars off the street.

Arrival - Parking and Walk Ups

Arrival - Parking and Walk Ups

If you are not going to use the car line, you must park in a designated parking spot and walk your students to the front door. Please do not stop behind other cars and let your children run across the street. Please do not enter the bus lane.

Dismissal Procedures and Tips

Doors Locked @ 3:50 pm

The front door is locked at 3:50 pm each day throughout the school year. We will not open the door until after dismissal has begun and students are safely in their designated area for dismissal. We also will not call students for dismissal after this time. We do this for several reasons:

Student Movement

All students are moving around the building to their dismissal locations at this time. We do not want people standing in the hallways, walking the hallways, or grabbing students out of line. This is unsafe for our student due to the high traffic and lack of security. This has been an issue in the past, but we will continue the process because it is what is best for the students in our care.

Classroom Interruptions

Constantly calling rooms for dismissal so that individuals can “beat the lines” interrupts the last minutes of instruction and confuses our students. It is also hard for students to hear all calls due to the movement in the building.

Poor Attendance - Its the Law

Checking student out early results in a tardy even if it is a few minutes before dismissal. Three tardies results in an absents. Please help us to keep a great attendance record.

Hassle Free Dismissal

Hassle Free Dismissal Tips

The following are tips to make your dismissal experience pleasant.

Dismissal by Surname

  • If your last name begins with A-L please arrive at 3:50 for the car line or walk-ups and wait patiently in your car or at the entry to the gym. Students will be released promptly at 4 pm. All students from A-L should be gone before 4:08 and the parking lot will be clearer and have available parking for the next group.
  • If your last name begins with M-Z please arrive at 4:05. The lines will be much shorter and you will have less time to wait in your car or outside.

Again, if you are not using the car line, you must park in a designated parking spot. Do not create one. Do not park in any area with a yellow curb these are the bus loading zones. You must walk to the gym. Do not leave other children or pets in your vehicle.