2021-2022 School Year
Delayed Opening-11:00-3:45 (2 hour delay), 12:00-3:45 (3 hour delay)
Please give child's name, grade, homeroom teacher and reason for absence-please be specific.
A call will go out to the parents/guardians of any student who is marked absent without any prior notice. Students who are absent without any notification will be marked as "unexcused".
Students are expected to attend school each day school is in session for the entire day. Students arriving after 9:00 will be marked as tardy, unless on a bus. Being late to school is disruptive for all in the classroom-please have your child to school on time each day. Students have 9 excused absences allotted to them-after that all absences are considered unexcused unless accompanied by a doctor's note.
Students who miss school due to family vacations will not have any work sent with them ahead of time. All work will be made up upon return to school.
Birthday Books may be purchased in honor of student birthdays and will be added to the school library after the birthday kiddo has a chance to take it home! It is a great opportunity to honor their birthday and help ESS at the same time!
More information will be coming from Mrs. Bush regarding how to purchase these books.
Students must wear a mask at all times while on the bus. Students will not be allowed to board the bus without one.
Students are expected to ride their assigned bus, unless a change is necessary for daycare purposes ONLY! Bus changes must be made ahead of time and in writing to the homeroom teacher as well as the main office (email@example.com). No student will be permitted to change without written consent. Changes to a student's dismissal plan will NOT be accepted after 2:45.
Morning Drop Off Procedures
If you need to get out of your car, you must park in one of the parking spots (please note that spots marked "reserved" are for staff) and come to the crosswalk. Exiting your car in the drop off line is not permitted. Dogs are not allowed on school property at any time.
For safety reasons, only students are allowed to enter the building during morning drop off. All students are expected to be in their seats by 9:00 or are considered tardy (if not arriving to school via bus). If the drop off doors are closed, please drive around to the front of the school. Students will ring the bell and will be admitted into the building-parents do not need to come to the door or into the building-we will take care of everything!
Afternoon Pick Up Procedures
If the student is leaving prior to 3:45, that change must be received in writing. Phone calls are permitted but must be followed up with an email to Mrs. Quinlan (firstname.lastname@example.org). Changes in dismissal will not be accepted after 2:45. All pick ups must be completed by 3:30 at the office. Anyone arriving after 3:30 will pick up the student at 3:45 in the back of the building.
Any adult picking up a student MUST have a photo ID with them at all times and must be listed as a parent or guardian or emergency contact on Infinite Campus. Anyone not on IC will not be allowed to take the student home unless we have prior written consent.
Kindergarten students will be dismissed from the library doors, First and Second grade students through the doors near the kitchen and Third and Fourth grade students from the cafeteria. Doors are marked.
When exiting, all cars must leave out onto Willoughby Road. Please be mindful of pedestrians crossing and all cars must yield to buses turning.
Before/After School Care
Mask Wearing Expectations
Per Governor Ned Lamont's Executive Order #13, all students and staff, vaccinated or unvaccinated, will be required to wear masks indoors at school until September 30th, unless otherwise changed by the Office of the Governor. This mask mandate currently only applies to indoors. Students and staff will not be required to wear masks outdoors unless the individual chooses to wear a mask.
If the Governor rescinds or extends Executive Order #13, the Shelton Public Schools will communicate any changes to the community.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation with this State of Connecticut mandate.