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Parent orientation 11 12 Parent orientation 11 12 Presentation Transcript

  • Grace Lutheran School
    Parent Orientation 2011
  • Confirmation
    7th and 8th grade parents, please meet with Pastor Graham following the class meeting with Principal Iles and Mrs. Duquaine.
  • Absent Students
    If a student is ill, parents should call the school office 231-8957
    If a student arrives after 9:00 A.M., the student will be marked absent for ½ day
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  • Arrival and Departure
    A small area with a sign will be set near the curb on 10th street
    Please do not park, idle, or wait between these cones
    This will help keep the intersection clear and reduce the possibility for accidents
    Doors open at 7:40 and the day begins at 8:00
    Dismissal is 3:00
    Please use the designated crosswalk areas at all times so that the teachers on duty can focus on helping all of the children safely cross our streets
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  • Before and After School Care
    Deb Paulsen
    Before 7:20, drop students off at main office and office will inform students which classroom to go to
    Between 7:20-7:40, drop students off on 10th Street to wait outside until doors open at 7:40
    ASC 3:00-5:30 pm. Registration forms are available in the Narthex. Fill out a registration form and turn in $10 registration fee to the office if child will be using program
    Pre-paid program
    $10 minimum balance.
  • Lunch and Busing
    Both begin on September 1st
    When public school has early dismissal, Grace bus students will depart at 2:50.
    When public schools are not in session, there will be no busing or hot lunch for Grace students.
    If your child rides the bus, you should receive info in the next few days
  • School Lunch Program
    Milk begins on the first day of school
    Free and Reduced applications are available in the narthex
    Lunch prices are $2.60 and milk prices are $.40
    Online payments are no longer able to be accepted
    Please keep a minimum balance of $10 in your account to avoid a lapse in meals
    Payments for lunch and after school care should be dropped off at the office
    Separate payments are needed for these two programs - this will help us in accurate bookkeeping
  • Medications
    State and Federal laws have forced some changes to our medication policy
    Students with inhalers must have written documentation from a doctor kept in the office
    All OTC and prescription medication must be brought to school by the parent in its original container and be kept in the office
    The office is not able to change prescription dosages without notice from a physician
    Cough drops must be given to the teachers
    Nonprescription dosages will require parent administration of medicine
    New forms are available in the office and must be filled out for this school year
    No medication can be dispensed until all proper forms are submitted
  • Handchimes and Jr. Choir
    Mrs. Schmitzer
    Handchimes: Students in grades 5-8 should sign up on music door.
    All upper grade students are in Jr. Choir
    Miss Rick and Mrs. Schmitzer will be offering piano lessons
    Speak with them at your convenience
  • Background Checks
    Volunteers in the following positions will need to undergo a background check before serving…
    Pre-K and Kindergarten Aid
    After School Care Aid
    All Coaches
    Lunch Room Supervisor
    Chaperones that are alone with children
    Office Staff
    Substitute Teachers
    Sunday School Teachers and Helpers
  • Please Keep These Things Home
    Portable media players
    Handheld gaming systems
  • Cell Phones
    Please keep them off and in the lockers at all times
    1st Offense – Parent has to pick it up
    2nd Offense – Parent has to pick it up and a $10 fine
    3rd Offense – Your child has lost the privilege to bring the phone to school
  • Internet Privacy
    If you would prefer to not have your child featured on the school blog, please complete the form in the narthex
    You may elect to withdraw at any time
    The school blog can be found at
  • Dress Code
    Modesty is the best policy
    An extra pair of gym shoes is required to be in the gym
    On rainy days we hold recess in the gym, students should be prepared for these days as well
  • PTF (Parents-Teachers-Friends)
    Pam Schroeder
    All parents are encouraged to be active members
    We support the school in a variety of ways
    We meet every second Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. in the Qually Room
  • Chapel
    Chapel services will be held from 8:00-8:30 on Fridays
    Parents are invited to attend every week
  • Terra Nova Testing
    September 26th – 30th
    Please do not schedule dentist or doctor appointments during this period, if possible
    Your login and password are still active from this past year
    If you have problems accessing your child’s grades inform your teacher
  • Principal Office Hours
    8:00-8:50 A.M. on Tuesday and Thursday
    12:30-4:00 P.M. Monday through Friday
    piles@graceoshkosh.netand (920)786-0061