SCHOOL PHONE: 642-8228 or 642-2016
If leaving voice mail messages, please be advised: I will return your call as soon as
possible, however due to time limits during the day many calls will be returned after
school hours. Teacher hours are from 8:15 to 3:45. Students are present in the room from
8:40 to 3:35. I appreciate your patience in this matter.GREEN AND WHITE WEEK 4 DAY SCHEDULE: Fairfield School District is on a six day schedule.Library on Green Day AGuidance on White Day AMusic on Day B both cyclesPhysical Education on Day C both cyclesArt on Day D both cycles
PARENTAL PERMISSION SLIPS ARE NEEDED FOR:
1. Missed school days
2. In order to be kept inside for recess or Phys. Ed. when ill
3. Any medicine to be taken at school- Medications will be sent to the office to be
administered at the proper time, this includes cough drops
4. Any change in buses or the manner of going home- A note should also be written for
the bus driver. This is necessary every time there is a change in transportation.
5. After school activities
RELEASING STUDENTS DURING THE SCHOOL DAY: If you need to pick up your child
during regular school hours you will need to go to the office before your child will be
allowed to leave the classroom. This school policy is in place for the safety of your child.
MISSED SCHOOL DAYS DUE TO ILLNESS: Missed class work will be sent home the day the
student returns to class. Work can be completed in accordance with the District Policy.
Assessments will not be given if the student has not had the materials being tested, but
assessments may be given in spelling or math after short-term illnesses. If the student has
a long term illness, please contact me and we will discuss how best to help the student
upon him/her returning to school.
MISSED SCHOOL DAYS DUE TO TRIPS OR VACATIONS: I can only guarantee class work
will be gathered for the student to take on the trip if given enough notice in advance.
Please write a note to me at least a week before the trip, I’ll be happy to get together a
packet for you. You will also need to fill out an educational journey form before taking
your trip. Forms are available at the office.
GRADING POLICY and REPORT CARDS/PROGRESS REPORTS: Fairfield is currently using
percentages on third grade report cards for all homeroom grades. Report cards are sent home quarterly.DISCIPLINE POLICY: Students have been made aware of rules and consequences. These are
posted in the classroom. We use a system that warns students of the consequences of their behaviors by moving
a clip to the appropriate space. If a student behaves appropriately the clip may be moved back to a neutral space.
If a student repeatedly disregards rules a visit to the principal will be arranged. Please note: if student behavior could
result in another student being injured or becomes a bullying issue, we will contact parents and immediately
arrange a visit with the principal.HOMEWORK POLICY: Homework is sent for students to practice activities taught in the classroom.It is important that students complete as much of the homework as they can on their own,however help can be given. Math homework is discussed during math class after completion;therefore students should be encouraged to return it without delay.
ASSIGNMENT BOOKS: Students will be copying homework assignments into a composition
book. After checking homework please sign the book and send it with your child the next
day. Homework is assigned Monday through Thursdays and occasionally on Fridays. Homework usually
consists of math, reading, and spelling. If no homework is assigned, that too can be found written in the
assignment book. If the book is misplaced you may write a note stating the student
READING LOGS: Each student has a reading log in their homework folder. After they have
completed a book they are to fill in the information for that book. If they finish the book
at home, please sign (not initial) the sheet. If they finish at school I will initial the sheet to
verify the information. Students have been given these instructions in class. Students will
be given a new reading log each month, or when one is completed. At the end of each
month I will keep the book logs.
FRIDAY FOLDERS: Folders with completed student work will usually be sent home each
Friday, Students are to have folders signed by a parent, and return folders to school on
Monday, or the next school day if a holiday, snow day, or illness occurs.
EARLY DISMISSALS: Please confirm with your child plans for transportation home when
Early Dismissal Days or Inclement Weather dismissals occur. Often students are excited
or confused on these days and forget your procedure. This disrupts the learning process,
as well as tying up phone lines!VOLUNTEERS: All volunteers must have current clearances.
Without this information volunteers cannot work in the room or accompany students onfield trips. I will be making a schedule soon and contacting you about working in the room.BOOK ORDERS: This year our class will be using Scholastic Book Clubs. Checks
should be made out to the Book Club, not to the School District or me. All checks can be made
out to Scholastic and multiple book orders can be paid with one check.
BOOKMOBILE: The Adams County Public Library Bookmobile comes to the school during the
school year. Students with cards may visit the bookmobile to take out and return books.
The student is responsible for the library card. Applications for cards can be found at the
PARTIES/WELLNESS PLAN: In accordance with our wellness plan it is requested that parents
consider sending non-food types of treats (pencils, stickers, etc.) or healthy treats (snack
bars, popcorn, 100 calorie packs, etc.) to celebrate birthdays or special occasions, ratherthan traditional treats. Foods that are sent must be prepackaged and cannot be homemade.When planning a class party a note may be sent home asking if you would
consider donating a specific item, or if it is inconvenient for you to do so at the time.GIFTS: Students often give gifts to their teachers and other students for holidays or special
occasions. If your child likes to give gifts I encourage you to have the child create a
handmade gift, rather than give one that is store-bought. Donations to worthy causes in
honor of the teacher are also appreciated, and give an opportunity for children to learn
about helping those that are less fortunate.