Drop Off and Pick Up
·Kindergarten – 7:45 AM drop off @ MPR, 8:00 AM drop off @ playground, pick up @ gate
·1st to 6th Grade – 7:45 AM drop off @ MPR, 8:00 AM drop off @ playground, pick up at front of school or drive through area
·Front of School is 3 Minute Parking
·No Parking or Stopping in ANY Red Zone, No Stopping in Driveways
·No Double Parking
·Do Not Call Students to Run Across the Street
Let’s Get to School Safely!
We all know that what children do in school is very important. But, getting to school is also important. Some children live near school and walk, others take the bus or come in the family car. How can you help your child be safe on the way to and from school?
Here are some things you can do:
If your child rides the bus, tell your child to sit quietly in the seat. Children should follow the directions of the bus driver.
If your children walk to school, have them walk in a group of friends or accompany them. Plan a safe route to school and walk it with them several times. They should not take shortcuts. They should walk on the main sidewalk and cross the street at the crosswalk or with a crossing guard.
Teach your child how to cross the street and set a good example by using the cross walk.
Make sure your child uses the seat belt if you drive to school, even if it’s nearby. Remember most accidents occur within 10 miles of home. Use the drop off zone in the parking lot. It is the safest location for children – they never have to cross traffic and are supervised.
If you child is in at least 4th grade, he or she can bike to school. A helmet is required at all times.
Set a good example while driving. Drive slowly in the school zone. Do not double park or park in the red zones. Do not call children to run across the street to a waiting car.
It takes us all to keep children safe!
Promoting Healthy Lifestyles
Eating right helps students learn. We are pleased to put new federal laws in place. These laws help us to:
*Make healthy choices about eating right.
*Teach more about nutrition.
*Get more children to exercise or do physical activity.
Students who eat right and get a lot of exercise, feel better, are not sick as often, and are able to learn better. Nutritional guidelines come from many sources, including Senate Bill 965 and Senate Bill 12. These bills outline the following guidelines:
*All drinks sold at school or ½ hour before or after school, must be 50% juice with not sugar or plain water or 2% or less fat milk or soy or rice mild or sports drinks with no more than 42 grams of added sugars per 20-ounce serving.
*Single items to be sold or given away cannot be deep fried. These items bust also have no more than 35% of calories from fat, 10% of calories from saturated fat, 35% of total weight from sugar, and have 175 calories or less.
Please be aware of these guidelines and when in doubt call the school office.
More information is available at www.wsdk8.us, under parent information, nutrition services
Providing students with a safe and positive learning environment is a priority at Schroeder. It is our belief that coming to school ready to learn includes how a child dresses. It affects his/her overall behavior and safety:
1. All clothing should be appropriately sized to the child. Excessively baggy or loose fitting clothing is not recommended for school.
2. Blouses and shirts should cover a child’s midriff and avoid exposing the back. Tank tops must have at least one inch straps.
3. Shirts/blouses that advertise or advocate alcohol, smoking, drugs, gangs, profanity, or violence should not be worn to school.
4. Flip flops and backless shoes or sandals are not appropriate for school.
5. Shoes should be secured to the foot and appropriate for participating in PE and playing on the playground.
6. Closed-toe sandals with backs and tennis type shoes are considered safe footwear for school.
7. Hats may be worn for sun protection outside the buildings only.
8. Hats should not advocate or advertise alcohol, smoking, drugs, gangs, profanity or violence.
9. Accessories should not interfere with the learning environment and or safety of the child while at school.
10. Wallet chains, large bracelets and earrings, and other such jewelry may not be appropriate or safe to have at school.
11. Extreme hairstyles or colors are not allowed.
Clothing such as shorts, skirts, and dresses need to be a modest length. We use the fingertip rule. If a child places their arms at their sides, clothing should be as log as, or longer than, their fingertips.