Policies and Procedures

Student instructional time begins at 9:10AM. For the safety of your child, please make sure that your child does not arrive at school before 8:40AM unless he/she is participating in a school sponsored activity. School doors do not open until 8:50 AM each school day. If your student needs to be dropped off to school prior to 8:40, please contact Extended Day (447-4345 ext. 1925)

Throughout the course of the year, Rymfire Elementary School will conduct fire, tornado and color-coded safety drills. These are conducted so that students will know how to respond and be safe in the event of a real emergency. Please be advised that if we have to have a CODE RED that is not a practice, we will notify parents via the district website.

 

Flagler Technical Center (FTI) provides on campus services before school and after school. For further information contact FTI at 447-4345 ext. 1925.

 

Dismissal

Student dismissal is a very busy time in the front office. In order to ensure a smooth transition during dismissal each day, we ask that you:

• Notify the teacher in writing if there is any change in how your child will be getting home from school. Without written notification, your child will be sent home the way he/she normally goes home.

• Notify the school when there is a need to check your child out early for a doctor’s appointment or emergency. ALL changes to travel method home must be prior to 1:30. We need ample time to notify teachers and staff.

• Always have ID available/ready in order to check your child out of school

To ensure the safety of our students, the office will be closed for pickup between 2:45 P.M. – 3:15 P.M. except in the case of emergencies or doctors appointments.

 

If your child needs to leave school early, a parent, guardian, or a designated person over the age of 18 must come into the office and sign him/her out. (This person should be listed on the Student Information Form that is filled out at the beginning of the year.) Identification MUST be shown before the student will be released to anyone. The receptionist will contact your child’s teacher and have him/her sent to the office for dismissal. Students should not be released early unless it is an emergency. Students will not be called to go to the front desk until the parent (or designee) has arrived at school.

 

Students arriving at school late (after 9:10AM) should report to the front desk for a “late pass” to give to their teacher. Students who are excessively tardy or leave school early may be referred to the Student Success Team for intervention assistance. 

 

Walkers must follow the designated route to and from school during specific times. Parents should not enter the building with walkers in the morning, nor should they enter the building to pick them up in the afternoon. Walkers will be dismissed from the building at 3:10PM.

*While Walkers is always an option, the preferred, safest and most efficient forms of transportation for your child are Car Riders or Buses. 

 

Students can be picked up in the Car Riders Area at the front of the school from 3:15PM to 3:40PM. Parents may pick up a car rider number at the front office. You will be asked to display this number when picking up your child. Only by displaying this number will your child be released to go home as a car rider. This is designed to help ensure the safety of your children. To keep the flow of traffic moving we ask that you do NOT park and get out of your car to pick up your children, and do not vary from the pick-up procedures. The children count on you to set a good example and follow traffic directions and speed limits. Please drive safely on school grounds.

 

We welcome parents to our school. We ask that ALL parents and ALL visitors enter the building only through the front office where they can obtain a dated visitor's pass. This pass is to be worn on the upper left shoulder area while on school grounds. Parents are not permitted to go to their child’s class unannounced during school hours, or walk their child to class after the second week of school. If you need to meet with your child’s teacher, please prearrange a meeting with him/her. This is important so that we can keep the school secure and reduce disruptions to the instructional program. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us provide a safe learning environment for the students.

Classroom Visits: Visits must be prearranged with the classroom teacher and should only last 20 minutes.

Lunch Room Visits: Parents may eat lunch with their children but should not remain for recess period. 

 

If your child will be absent from school, please call the school sick line at 206-4622 to leave a message about the absence. Students who are excessively absent or leave school early may be referred to the Student Success Team for intervention assistance. Students who continue to be excessively absent will be monitored by the District Office and may be referred for additional services or to the State Attorney’s Office (per Student Code of Conduct). 

 

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