GENERAL INFORMATION ITEMS
STUDENT DRESS: Children should be dressed according to weather conditions. Please consider that weather conditions are unpredictable. Clear mornings can rapidly turn into chilly afternoons. A warm coat, cap, gloves and appropriate footwear are essential most of the school year. All outdoor clothing should be clearly marked with your child’s full name. Hats, caps, or other head coverings are not allowed to be worn within the building. Clothing with suggestive language, alcohol, tobacco or illegal substance logos is not allowed. Revealing clothing is not allowed. Extremely baggy pants or long shirts that cause safety concerns are also not allowed. Any gang-related clothing is strictly forbidden.
BIKES, SKATEBOARDS, HEELYS: Bike racks are available for students to lock their bikes during school hours. Students should wear helmets when riding to and from school. No skateboards, rollerblades/skates, shoes with wheels, or any other manual mode of transportation are permitted. These items should be kept at home. Any students found to have ‘heely’ shoes on will be required to remove the wheels or call home to have appropriate shoes brought to school.
TOYS AND ELECTRONICS: Students are asked not to bring toys and electronics to school. **If you have any questions regarding items that are allowed at school you can ask the child’s teacher. See the LCSD#1 Parent Handbook for further clarification.
DAMAGE/LOSS PROCEDURE: Books and some supplies are lent to students with the understanding that they will take proper care of the items and return them when they are due. If items are lost or damaged to the extent that they are no longer usable, the student will be expected to pay a fee equivalent to the replacement cost of the item or purchase the item. The child’s teacher may have the child call home and have the parent bring the items to school.
All damage/loss fees are payable to Pioneer Park School and are to be made before the final report card will be issued.
GUM/CANDY: Gum and candy are not allowed at school except during special occasions and only in the classroom with teacher's permission.
LOST AND FOUND: There is a lost and found box where lost items are kept. We urge parents and students to occasionally check the lost and found. Smaller items (eye glasses, watches, bracelets, etc.) and money will be kept in the office. Money that is not claimed after a reasonable period will be given to the student who turned it in. At the end of each month, unclaimed items will be given to NEEDS Inc. or the Salvation Army.
CHECKING STUDENTS IN/OUT: Please check out students by signing them out at the office. The office staff will call your child to the office. Only adults listed on the pink emergency card provided by the parents will be permitted to pick up students. To allow for an efficient and orderly dismissal, parents are asked not to enter the classrooms or go down the hall before the 3:35 bell rings. Please contact the office in writing if someone else will be sent to pick up your student. If you enter the school to pick up your child after 3:35, please have them meet you near the office.
MAKE-UP WORK POLICY: Parents and students must arrange with the teacher for make-up time and/or work missed within three days following an absence. Students usually have one attendance day for each day absent to make up missed work. Teachers are not required to give students packets of work before an absence. The work is to be made up upon the student’s return.
PARENT VOLUNTEERS: We are pleased to accept the opportunity to work with parent volunteers in our school. Many teachers are pleased to accept additional help in checking papers, listening to students read, constructing bulletin boards and various other tasks. In addition, we need volunteers in the library, computer lab, and for PTO events. If you have time to donate, please let your child's teacher know, attend PTO meetings or call the school secretary.
SCHOOL VISITATION: Parents are invited and encouraged to visit the school. Make arrangements with the teacher or the principal before visiting a class so that your visitation can be coordinated with the class schedule. All volunteers and visitors must stop by the office to sign in and receive a guest pass. Please turn off cell phones. Thank you.
PLAYGROUND VISITATION: For the safety of the children, all parents/visitors entering the playground from 8:00 a.m. through 3:45 p.m. must first enter through the front door to sign in at the office and obtain a pass. Parents are welcome to have contact with their own children, however, they may not have contact or play games with other children. Please keep your preschool children with you while on the playground. They should not be on the equipment or playing with the students during this time.
BIRTHDAYS: School birthday celebrations are welcome, but should be limited to the child bringing individual treats for the class with the teacher's knowledge and permission. After-school parties are the parent's responsibility. Names, addresses or phone numbers cannot be given out at school. Due to its disruptive nature, party invitations are not to be distributed at school or on the bus.
CALENDAR: Every effort is made to keep parents informed of events that are scheduled during the school year. A monthly calendar will be sent home and notes will be sent home on an ‘as needed’ basis. Access the district website (www.laramie1.org) for more information and an LCSD #1 calendar for school and district events, holidays and vacations.
PARENT CONFERENCES: The school year is divided into four quarters, or nine week grading periods. At the end of each quarter, students will receive report cards. In addition, students in grades 3 through 6 may receive mid-term reports during the 5th week of each quarter. In October, at the end of the first quarter, each student's parents will be scheduled for a conference with the student's teacher. These conferences are of extreme importance and do a great deal to develop and keep open lines of communication between home and school in effort to support student learning. Conferences are not scheduled for every student at the end of the other quarters. However, conferences may be scheduled throughout the year at the request of the teacher or parents.
STUDENT TELEPHONE USE: Students are not to have cell phones at school. School telephones may be used by the students with written permission from their teacher. Parents calling teachers are urged to do so between 8:10 and 8:30 a.m., at your child’s lunch time or between 3:35 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. If you call while classes are in session, we will be happy to put a note in the teacher's mailbox. We encourage parents to contact teachers by email (LastNameFirstInitial@laramie1.k12.wy.us) or send a note with your child requesting a call from his/her teacher if you have a particular need. Students will be pulled from class for phone calls only in case of emergency.
LUNCH/BREAKFAST INFORMATION: Nutrition has a strong impact on learning, so please pack a nutritious meal for your student that brings a cold lunch. Please do not send soda pop with your student as a lunch drink. Juice, Gatorade, or vitamin water are appropriate beverages. Milk is available at a minimal cost for those who bring cold lunches.
Lunch and breakfast may be purchased from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. in the gym. Payments should be made in the cafeteria before school. Make checks payable to Nutrition Services. Payments are credited to each student’s account. Report cards may be held quarterly if accounts are overdrawn.
Free or reduced prices are available to those who qualify. Applications may be picked up at the office. Only one application per family is required. Approval includes breakfast and lunch. The USDA prohibits discrimination in the administration of its programs. To file a complaint, write to the Secretary of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. 20250.
LUNCHTIME VISITATION: Please notify the school by 9:00 if you will be joining your child. Sign in at the office and receive a guest pass when arriving, and be sure to sign out when leaving.
FIELD TRIPS: Written parent permission is required for all field trips whether students walk to their destinations or are transported. We send out permission slips for every field trip. Please sign and return to the teacher.
COMPUTER LAB: All students are assigned a password at the beginning of the school year or when they enter Pioneer Park. The user name and password are not to be changed unless approved by the Pioneer Park TMC (Technology Maintenance Contact). Any problems with the account will need to be addressed with the TMC. Any violation of this policy will be addressed as an infraction of Pioneer Park rules. Please refer to the District wide Handbook for information concerning computer/internet usage.
STUDENT RECORDS: Students’ records regarding assessment, placement, and progress in District special instructional programs are official District documents and shall be maintained in the student’s cumulative record folder and not in a separate place. A student’s record and the information contained in it shall not be denied to the parents/guardians of any student if the student has not attained eighteen years of age. A request for records of a student by a parent/guardian shall be made in writing and directed to the building principal or to the Director of Student Services. The records shall be made available at the location where the records are maintained within a reasonable amount of time, not to exceed 45 days after the receipt of the request. Any expense for the reproduction of records shall be that of the person to whom the records are furnished.