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LONGFELLOW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
PARENT-STUDENT FACT FINDER
PRINCIPAL: Allison Aber
35200 Stevens Boulevard, Eastlake, Ohio 44095
OFFICE: 440-975-3720 LATCHKEY: 975-3786
ATTENDANCE LINE: 440-283-4086

DAILY SCHEDULES

The School day begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m. Walkers and students being driven to school are not to arrive until 8:45 a.m. There is no supervision of students before 8:45 a.m. Students are permitted in the building at 8:52 a.m., which is the first bell. Students arriving after 9:00 a.m. will be marked tardy. The school office is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Breakfast is served at 8:45.

ATTENDANCE

If your child is absent, please call the Longfellow Attendance Line 440-283-4086, any time. If we do not hear from you regarding you child’s absence, we will need to contact you at home or work. A written excuse is required when your child returns to school. Parents are to walk their children to the office if they arrive after 9:00 a.m. After checking in at the office, students will be sent to their classrooms.

BICYCLES

Students may ride their bicycles to school but they MUST wear their bicycle helmets when they ride them. Bicycles are to be placed in the racks provided. Students should lock their bicycles. The school is not responsible for stolen bicycles. Students are to walk their bikes across the overpass and on school grounds.

CALLS TO SCHOOL

If at any time you need to contact a teacher, please call before 8:45 a.m. or after 3:00 p.m. Of course, you may call the school office and request that they return your call.

DISCIPLINE

We believe that self-discipline is the best discipline. For this reason, classroom and building rules are established. Your child will bring home a copy of the building rules and regulations during the first week of school. A copy of the Willoughby-Eastlake Code of Conduct is available on the Willoughby-Eastlake website at weschools.org. Click on Quick Links on left side, then on District Policy Manual and it is listed as Policy #5114, Student Code of Conduct and Related Policies. Click here for PDF file.

DRESS

Students should wear appropriate clothing for an educational setting. Parents should determine the manner of dress for their children's health, weather and morality. Students may wear shorts to school when the weather is warm. Shoes with wheels in them are not permitted at any time. Flip flops are not safe for PE. Please wear tennis shoes.

EARLY DISMISSAL

If a student must be excused during the school day, parents should phone or send a note to school explaining the circumstances. In the interest of safety, parents are asked to sign students out in the school office before they are released. Parents are asked to wait in the school office to meet their child

EMERGENCY DISMISSAL

Parents will be contacted by parent volunteers or staff members if the building has to be evacuated. No student will be released unless a parent has been contacted during an emergency.

EMERGENCY INFORMATION

Each student must have an emergency form on file in the school office. These forms (pink) are sent home each year to be completed and returned to school early in the year. Parents will be contacted following instructions on the emergency form if a student becomes ill or involved in an accident.

EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM

The district has an emergency alert telephone system. If it becomes important to communicate with you, this system will be put into use. Please make certain we have an accurate and up-to-date telephone number for you.

FIELD TRIPS

Parental permission must be given for students to go on field trips. Parents will be notified in advance when a field trip will take place.

HOMEWORK

Homework at all levels is part of the educational process. Assigned homework is expected
to be completed on time. Homework may be used as a reinforcer or supplement to classroom learning. Homework guidelines are sent home early in the school year.

LATCHKEY

Latchkey is a before and after school program through the YMCA for students of working parents. The program opens at 6:45 a.m. The afternoon sessions begins at 3:00 p.m. Students must be picked up no later than 6:00 p.m.

LIBRARY

We have an excellent library. All of our classrooms visit the library weekly. Please remind your child to return his/her library book on time. We have hundreds of Accelerated Reader (AR) Books to read!

LUNCH PROGRAM

Hot lunches are available each day for $2.85. Milk is sold for $.50. PayForIt.net online lunch program is being offered. To learn more about this program and/or purchase this for your students (s) please click here. Ice cream is also sold.

BREAKFAST PROGRAM

Breakfast is $1.90. Reduced price is $.30.

NEWSLETTER

A newsletter is sent home every week from the principal. A copy of this letter can be found on our website


PARENT CONFERENCES

Three Parent-Teacher conference days are scheduled for all parents in the fall and one in the spring. Parents are encouraged to initiate conferences with teachers, the principal or specialists at any time during the school year.


PARENT VISITS

Parents are encouraged to visit school and their child’s classroom. Parents should make an appointment with the teacher to arrange a mutually convenient time and report to the office prior to visiting classrooms.

PLAYGROUND SAFETY

Students are to remain in designated areas of the building or playground and are also expected to follow the directions of the noon-aides. These rules and directions are given to ensure maximum safety conditions. Students are not permitted to play baseball or softball during recess. Bats and balls should remain at home.

PTA

The PTA encourages all parents, grandparents and friends of Longfellow School to join the PTA. Please check calendar for times of meetings. The PTA sponsors activities for students, teachers and parents throughout the year.

PUPIL PROGRESS

Progress reports are sent home for those students experiencing difficulty during the middle of each grading period. Report cards are sent home at the end of each nine week period. Class work is sent home every week. Parents are asked to take time to review the paperwork that is sent home.

SCHOOL FEES

A fee will be charged for consumable materials such as workbooks. A fee statement will be mailed home for each child early in the school year.

SCHOOL HEALTH SERVICES

The school nurse is available on a part-time basis. A health clerk is in the clinic the days the nurse is not at school. The school nurse maintains health records for each child. If your child has a special health problem, it is your responsibility to report it to the nurse. This would include severe illness, accidents, hospital stays, allergies, and communicable diseases. The school nurse may administer first aid, when necessary but does not diagnose or treat illness. The nurse can, however, assist in directing parents to the proper source of care in the community. If your child has a sore throat, ear ache, severe cold, or running a temperature, he/she should not be sent to school.

If your child is on medication, and the medication is to be dispensed in school, you must complete a form giving school personnel authorization to administer the medication. These forms are available from the school nurse. Changes in medication or dosage require a new statement from the doctor.

SPECIAL SERVICES

The services of a Reading Teacher, School Psychologist, Speech/Hearing Therapists, Learning Disability Teacher, and Intervention Specialists are available to students that qualify for these special services. A Home/School Liaison is also in the building two days a week.

The Title 1 Reading teacher works with students who have specific reading problems. Eligible students receive small group instruction in the resource center or in the classroom.

The Intervention Specialist works with individuals and small groups of students. The LD student is intellectually capable; however, he/she needs specific remedial instruction to facilitate learning.

Intervention Specialists assist students who need extra help in specific subject areas. Some students are capable of working in the regular instructional program and are mainstreamed with students at appropriate grade levels.

Students may be referred to the school psychologist for identification of academic or social difficulties. Referrals for service are usually handled by the classroom teacher but parents may request a referral. Placement in a special program does not occur without a parent conference.

TAPE PLAYERS, RADIOS & CELL PHONES

Students are not permitted to bring radios, tape players, cameras, etc. to school. We cannot be held responsible for any damage or loss that might take place. Cell phones must be kept in book bags if they are brought to school.

TEXTBOOKS

Students are required to keep their textbooks covered. A charge will be assessed at the end of the year for damage caused by neglect.

WEATHER

In case of inclement weather, listen to one of the local radio or television stations for news regarding the closing of school. You may also be informed of a closing by a parent of the school.

Without a written excuse, all children go out for recess. Please be sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather.

When it is 23 degrees or colder (or a wind chill factor of 23 degrees), children will have indoor recess.
Willoughby-Eastlake City Schools 32500 Chardon Rd. Willoughby Hills, Ohio 44094  |  Phone: (440) 946-5000 Fax: (440) 946-4671

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