• Procedures

    Absences

    Call the school if you child is going to be absent. Notify the school in advance if your child is going to be absent due to a vacation. I will hold your child's work until his/her return from vacation. 

    Birthdays

    Invitations can only be handed out if the entire class is invited. On the day of your child's birthday, please send in healthy foods only. Ex. fresh fruit, vegetables, pretzels, popcorn. The treats will be passed out during snack time by the child. 

    Book Orders

    Each month, you will have an opportunity to order books from Scholastic. You are under no obligation to purchase. For every book that you order, we receive bonus points that can be redeemed for free books for our classroom. You may order online using class code HH72Y or checks can be made payable to Scholastic Books Clubs.

    Classroom Books

    Children are encouraged to borrow books from the classroom. Books must be returned the next day in order to sign out another book.

    Clothing

    There will be daily outdoor recess after lunch, weather permitting. Please send your child to school with warm attire during the winter months.

    Conferences

    Please sign up for your a Parent/Teacher conference in October. If you have any other concerns, please contact me so we can schedule a meeting.

    Correspondence

    If you need to contact me you can either write me a note, e-mail me at jlevitt@usrschoolsk8.com or phone me at 201-961-6300 ext. 2116.

    Folders

    Please check your child's folder everyday. Often there are important papers enclosed; not only the children's work, but also important notices from the teacher. The children have been informed that their folders should be emptied nightly with the exception of returned notices, homework, etc.

    Homework

    The primary purpose of homework is to encourage your child to be responsible and to reinforce concepts taught in class. Homework is due the following morning, unless otherwise noted. The nightly reading book is considered homework.

    Labeling

    Labeling clothing, backpacks, lunchboxes, and personal items is very helpful.

    Lunch

    Lunch is at 12:20. If you purchased milk, it is served during lunch. 

    Medications

    Please contact the Health Office if your child will be taking any medication during school hours.

    Notes

    If your child is going home a different way than usual, please email or send in a note stating the change.

    **If dismissal plans change during the day, do not email me, contact the main office 201/961-6300.

    Signing Out

    Please make sure that you sign your child out at the Greeter's Desk if you are picking them up early.  Please do not rely on email if changing your child's dismissal routine as I may not have an opportunity check my email before dismissal.

    Snack

    Please supply your child with a HEALTHY snack everyday, including the days in which your child buys lunch and early dismissal days.

    Tardiness

    If your child is late, please have your child go to the Greeter's Desk immediately for a late pass. School begins promptly at 8:05 a.m.

    Teacher-Parent Meetings

    If you need to speak to your child's teacher, please schedule a meeting either before or after school or during a special.

    Visitation

    All visitors must report to the Greeter's Desk to sign in and receive a Visitor's Badge. Please remember to bring your Driver's License.

    Volunteers

    There will be opportunities to volunteer in the classroom during the year. Please sign up at Curriculum Night. When you come to volunteer it is important that you go directly to the Greeter's Desk to sign in and receive a Visitor's Badge.​