School Policies

Attendance Policy

When your student is absent from school, please call the main office (574-8174), or send a note to your child’s teacher informing them of the reason for the absence.  Acceptable reasons for absence are health, including illness, incapacity or doctors visit.  Religious holidays, court appearance, funerals, approved school activities, suspensions and limited absence for special activities with parents consent.  Students are expected to make up all work missed due to absences within three days of returning to school.

Any student enrolled in the Waterbury School System in grades K - 5 whose combined excused and unexcused absences exceeded 18 days automatically receives a grade of incomplete for all subjects. 

A pupil who is tardy or dismissed early must report to the office before reporting to the classroom.  Pupils are considered tardy or dismissed early if not in class when the bell rings.  For every three unexcused tardies to school or for every three early dismissals from school, one unexcused day of absence will be assessed to the student’s academic record.  Regardless whether the tardy or early dismissal is excused or unexcused, the student must be preset in school for 4 1/2 hours in order to receive attendance credit for the day.

 

Dress Code Policy

Pants, Shorts, Skirts, Jumpers, Skorts:

Must be solid navy blue, black, gray or khaki.  Must be “dress” or “docker” style pants, worn or belted at the waist.

Tops:

Must be solid white, black, or blue.  Must be oxford, polo or turtleneck style with sleeves and collar.

Sweaters:

Must be solid navy blue, white, gray or black.  Must be V-neck, cardigan or vest style.

Footwear:

Shoes are strongly recommended; however sneakers may be worn.  Laces must be tied.  Sandals and bare feet are not permitted.

Gym Day Attire:

Sweats may be worn on gym days.  They must be solid navy blue, white or gray.

The following items are prohibited:

-Any jean or denim material

-Tank tops, midriffs, undershirts worn as outer shirts, halter tops, hooded shirts

-Clothing which are torn, have holes or are ragged

-Skirts, shorts, dresses, jumpers shorter than knee length

-Outer coats, windbreakers, or any article of clothing that covers the face and or head including but not limited to hats, visors, scares, earmuffs, headbands, do-rags, bandannas, curlers, goggles and sunglasses

-Beepers, walkman-type players, cell phones, laser pens and other electronic devices

-footwear which causes noisy distraction or open toe

 

Homework Policy

The students classroom teacher will assign all homework.  The students ability and grade level will be taken into account when determining the length of an assignment.  Teachers in grades 1,2 and 3 shall assign homework in one subject each night.  Teachers in grades 4 and 5 shall assign homework in 2 subjects each night.  Please make sure you child has a quiet, organized spot to do their homework and a routine to make sure their homework is placed in their book bag and brought back to school the next day.

 

Medication Policy

No medication will be given without a written prescription from a licensed physician/dentist, a written parent request and approval from the School Medical Advisor.

The following guidelines must be met:

-Medication must be brought to school by an adult responsible for the child’s care.

-Medication must be in the original container, with label stating how it is to be given.

-No more than a 45-day supply of medication should be brought in a one time.

-All medications must be picked up by the parent after the order for giving medication has expired or the school year ends.  All medicationhnot picked up will be destroyed.

 

 

Morning Drop Off Policy

Parents please assist us in making our morning drop off as safe as possible.

 

We ask that you either drop off your child to the crossing guard or park in the Odd Fellow’s lot and walk your child up the driveway to our driveway.  You cannot walk in between or behind the busses as they “Slip Back,  and possibly injure a child.

 

Although we have been trying to assist you by letting you drop off your child at the top, we’ve had many complaints as some parents are also letting their  children out of their cars while in the line in the driveway and the children are walking between the cars.  The other parents are very concerned as is the school that a child will get hurt.

 

Dismissal Procedures

Children are all assigned a bus number and may ride a bus.  If your child is to be picked up please send in a note or come in person prior to 2:30 pm to notify the office (unless you have already identified your child as a pick up every day in a note to the teacher

We do not allow any adult in the building other than staff members after 2:35 as the children are moving in the hallway and it is a safety issue.

Change in dismissal procedures will not be accepted over the phone as we cannot verify or identify the caller.

Parents must park in the Odd Fellow’s back parking lot and walk to the front door of Generali School.    Please do not stand on the stairs or block the entry.  Please move towards the front of the building as your child’s grade level start to dismiss.  Dismissal is at 2:50 pm.  We dismiss kindergarten students first and the fifth graders last.  If you arrive after 2:50 then your child will be sent out again after the fifth grade dismissal.

Parents please do not park in our neighbors driveways, apartment building driveways, Condo driveways, or block the Odd Fellow’s driveway.  Please do not come in Generali driveway as that is also a safety concern with children walking in that area.

 

Cupcake Policy

Children may bring in cup cakes for their birthdays if parents wish.  Also parents can bring them in as long as it is before lunch as we pass them out during lunch.  We will not interrupt instruction to have cupcakes.  The first lunch is at 10:50 so it is best to have them in prior to that time to ensure you don’t miss your child’s lunch wave and the cupcakes will have to be passed out the next day.

We prefer store bought (so we can check ingredients for children with allergies and diabetes).  Vanilla cupcakes with vanilla frosting is best as most of the children can have these.

We do not allow cakes (we will not cut them, put them on plates, pass them out), no balloons (they are too distracting), goody  bags, treats, juice, piñatas, games, singing…  We only allow cupcakes to ensure maximum instruction time.