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School Handbook Part 2

is injured or becomes ill at school.

We also maintain a safe playground by providing play

equipment that is appropriate for each age level. For this

reason, we ask that children not bring toys, games or

other play equipment from home. This almost always

causes a problem on the playground. Additionally, we

ask that children do not wear expensive jewelry or bring

valuable personal items to school. The school is not

responsible for loss of or damage to the personal

property of students.

Walking Safety

To ensure an effective safety program, we ask parents to

help us by giving frequent reminders of safety rule and

discussing the safest route to and from school. For your

child’s protection and safety, we suggest that they do not

walk home alone. Please talk to your child about trusted

families/homes in the neighborhood, which are safe to

go to if they need help.

Picking Up Children By Automobile

Parents should exercise great care when picking up

children at school by automobile. Please do not

jeopardize children’s lives or encourage poor safety

habits by asking them to step between parked cars or to

cross the streets other than in the crosswalk. Parents

should be especially alert on rainy or foggy days.

Parents are NOT to park in the following areas for any




Violators will be cited and assume ALL liability of

towing expenses, supplemental fees and property


Labeling Personal Items

All sweaters, coats, jackets, lunch kits and other personal

belongings, which are brought to school, should be

clearly labeled with the child’s full name. Each year

many articles of clothing are unclaimed. Items that are

labeled can be easily identified and retrieved. The lost

and found is located near the Multipurpose Room. If

you are missing an item please check the lost and found


Rainy Weather

When the grounds are too wet or the weather too

inclement for students to be outside, recess and lunch

will be inside. Our dismissal schedule on rainy days

remains the same, and all students are dismissed at the

usual time.


Students may either bring their lunch or purchase a

lunch from the cafeteria.

All students are assigned a lunch number for purchasing

meals. Please help your child memorize their lunch

number. Envelopes are provided in the office so that

parents can prepay for meals. If a child does not have a

lunch, one will be provided and the student’s account

will be billed.

Lunch Schedule

Mon, Tue, Thu, & Fri Wed

11:20-12:05 Kinder  11:15-11:45

11:45-12:30 1st & 2nd Grade 11:30-12:00

12:00-12:45 3rd Grade 11:45-12:15

12:20-1:00 4th & 5th Grade 12:00-12:30

Rainy Day Lunch Schedule

Mon, Tue, Thu, & Fri Wed

11:00-11:30  Kinder  11:15-11:45

11:30-12:00 1st & 2nd Grade 11:30-12:00

12:00-12:30 3rd Grade 11:45-12:15

12:30-1:00 4th & 5th Grade 12:00-12:30


Gum is not allowed at school at any time. Gum has

ruined clothing, marred classrooms, and damaged school

equipment costing parents and the district exorbitant

amounts of money. Students who continue to chew gum

after a warning will be considered insubordinate.


Candy should not be eaten at school on a regular basis.

Please send a healthy snack for your child to enjoy.

Growing children need a nutritionally balanced diet.


Animals may not be brought to school for any reason.

Family pets should remain at home where they can be

fully enjoyed. Please do not bring animals inside the

office, classrooms or any room on campus. This rule will

be strictly enforced. Your adherence is greatly


Parties and Refreshments

Parties at school are kept to a minimum so that they do

not interfere with learning. Each teacher will determine

the appropriateness of room celebrations. The

Westminster School District policy does not permit

home baked goods to be served to students.

Individual birthday parties for children should not

be held at school. Invitations to private parties

should be made directly to the parents of those

children involved, rather than through the school.

Children may not distribute personal party

invitations except after school hours.


We urge every parent and interested citizen in our school

area to join and participate in the Parent-Teacher

Association. This is a very active group dedicated to the

education and welfare of our students.


Parent-Teacher conferences for all grades will be

scheduled in October and April. If additional

conferences are desired, they should be planned before

or after school attendance hours. It is best to send a note

or to telephone in advance to arrange a conference with

your child’s teacher.






Class Adjustments

We set up classes in the spring, but the transfer of

students into and from our school may require shifting

class loads of some teachers after the beginning of

school. If this should occur, we know you will help your

child to accept these changes and profit from them.

Parent Requests for Class Assignments

There are many factors the teachers and the principal

consider when creating classroom rosters for the next

grade level. Please remember that due to the complexity

of assigning students and a variety of aspects we must

consider when creating classes, it will not be possible to

honor requests for classroom changes/assignments.

Only in urgent and compelling circumstances will

requests for room assignments be evaluated during the

second week of October. No guarantees or promises can

be made about classroom assignments.


The Westminster School District policy on homework

can be obtained from the WSD Student/Parent

Handbook. In addition, you will soon receive homework

guidelines from your child’s teacher. We urge you to

see that your child completes all assigned homework.

In order to assist students with their organizational skills

all upper grade students receive an agenda to record their

daily assignments. This also provides a reference for

parents regarding homework assignments.

Student Dress Code

School is a student’s place of business, and children

need to come to school appropriately dressed for the

business of learning. Because inappropriate clothing can

distract and interfere with the learning process,

Fryberger Elementary School has a dress code that is

strictly enforced.

  • No gang affiliated clothing
  • Pants must be worn around the natural waistline
  • Strapless or spaghetti strap shirts/blouses may

not be worn at school

  • Midriff shirts/blouses are not permitted
  • Pictures or drawings of weapons on clothing is

inappropriate for school and is not permitted

  • Derogatory pictures and/or words may not be

displayed on clothing

  • Students must wear close-toe shoes to school (no

slippers, flip flops, thongs, sandals)

  • Short and skirt hems may not be more than 4

inches above the knee

  • Open back or low cut tops are not permitted
  • Students must be neat in appearance and well


  • No excessively baggy/oversized clothing
  • No excessively ripped, torn, or cut clothing
  • No professional sports team jerseys; college tshirts

and jerseys ARE acceptable

  • No bandanas, hats, sunglasses, or caps
  • Lip gloss and chap stick are permissible,

however other facial cosmetic items are not to

be worn

In keeping with the philosophy of appropriate

appearance, hair color must be maintained within the

natural hair colors. Students with loud/bright colored

hair and distracting hairstyles (i.e. mohawks, highly

spiked hair, etc.) are in violation of the school dress

code. Students not adhering to the dress code will need

to modify their hair before returning to class.

All of our students are actively involved in physical

exercise and games during P.E. time. For safety’ sake

and for your child’s full participation, we ask that your

child’s shoes be suitable for running and exercising.

Open-toes and/or backless shoes, dressy or high heels

should not be worn to school. A tennis shoe or a

comfortable casual shoe is ideally suited for all school



3rd – 5th grade students are permitted to ride their bike to

school. School Board policy allows third graders to

begin riding their bikes to school beginning the second

trimester. Younger children may not ride bikes to school.

If your child is going to ride his/her bike to school,

please ensure the following:

  • A bicycle helmet is properly worn, which is required

by law

  • The bike has reflectors – front and back, on both

sides of each pedal, on each wheel (total of 8)

  • chair guard
  • Westminster bicycle license in case of theft
  • Your child bring a bike lock
  • You have thoroughly review bicycle safety rules

with your child and he/she understands each of the


The above checklist is for all students riding bikes to

school. Please safeguard your child’s safety by licensing

your family’s bikes. Spot checks may be made

throughout the year. If the bike does not meet the

standards above, it will not be allowed on campus.

The Westminster Police will ticket students who violate

safe riding rules. Parents are required to attend bicycle

safety class with their child when he/she is issued a

ticket. Don’t let this happen to you.

Skateboards, Roller Skates and Scooters

Due to safety concerns and insurance restrictions

skateboards, roller skates and scooters are not allowed

on school grounds.

Care of School Property

We hope that you will work with us in building pride in

our school and community by encouraging your child to

show respect for school property. Vandalism hurts all of

us – in pride, in our neighborhood and in our wallets.

Dollars spent to repair damage caused by vandalism

means fewer dollars available for books.

We would appreciate your help in reporting any

vandalism to the school.

Parents are held financially responsible by law for the

acts of their children, which results in damage to school

property – including, but not limited to equipment,

library books, materials, desks and to the buildings.

Parent Volunteers

We welcome and encourage parent volunteers in

classroom. All volunteers must have proof of a negative

Mantoux TB test on file with our office before

volunteering in the classroom.

Bus Regulations

Riding the bus is a privilege. Students riding the school

bus shall conduct themselves in a safe, orderly manner

while on the bus or at the bus stop. The driver is to be

obeyed at all times. Bus riders are to go immediately to

the bus as soon as they are dismissed from school.

Improper conduct on the bus will result in a loss of that

privilege and /or disciplinary action.


District policy dictates that at no time is the use of

tobacco allowed on school grounds. This would include

all evening events.

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I hope this will be a productive and happy school year

for both you and your child(ren). If you have any

questions during the year, please feel free to contact your

child’s teacher or my office.