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.
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
- PRINCIPAL’S PARKING SPACE
- RED ZONED AREAS
- BUS LOADING/UNLOADING AREA
- OFFICE MANAGER, NURSE or TEACHER
OF THE YEAR’S PARKING SPACE
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
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
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.
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.
YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO STAY IN CLOSE
CONTACT WITH YOUR CHILD’S TEACHER.
RESEARCH SHOWS THAT ONE OF THE BEST
PREDICTORS OF STUDENT SUCCESS IS PARENT
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
- 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
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
- 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.
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.
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.