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

IMPORTANT BACK TO SCHOOL DATES


8/9 New Student Orientation 6-7pm: This event is for families of kindergarteners and new students.


8/10 Class Assignments: Teacher assignments will be viewable on Parent Portal at 4:00pm.


8/15 Chalk the Walk 6-7:30pm: Please stop by and help decorate our driveway and sidewalks to welcome everyone back to school! Let’s make the first day extra special with positive messages and pictures.


8/16 First Day of School: Students in grades 1-5. Classes begin at 9:00 a.m. Students may arrive as early as 8:40 a.m. Please send the enclosed “Student Dismissal Form” with your child. Kindergarten parents, please refer to your personalized schedule included in this letter.  This includes your interview and staggered start dates.


8/17 PTA Back to School Splash: This welcome back event will take place at Houston Fisher Pool (NEW LOCATION) from 6-9pm. All proceeds benefit our Make a Difference fund that directly supports Longfellow students and families in need.


8/23 Back to School Parent Night for Grades 1-5 (no K) 6-7pm: Parents are invited to meet your child’s teacher for an informational meeting from 6-7pm.  The teacher will review classroom information and procedures, strategies for helping your child, and answer your questions. Parents will also have the opportunity to sign up for volunteering at classroom parties during this time.


Save the Dates for Grandparents’ Days: Monday October 8th K-2 and Tuesday October 9th 3-5 9:30-10:15 a.m.


Kindergarten Only:

8/16 & 8/17  Kindergarten Interviews. Please refer to your personalized schedule.

8/20 First Day Kindergarten (Last names A-M) Kindergarteners will be “clapped in” at 9:00

8/21 First Day Kindergarten (Last names N-Z) Kindergarteners will be “clapped in” at 9:00


IMPORTANT INFORMATION


Arrival and Dismissal Times:

8:40    Drop off and supervision begins, Safety Patrol and breakfast enter building

8:52    Students enter building

9:00    Classes begin

3:00    School ends


Attendance and Early Dismissal: If your child is absent, please call our Attendance Line at 440-283-4086 and leave a detailed message. If a student must be excused during the day, parents should call or send a note to school. Parents will wait in the office to meet their child, and sign students out. In an effort to ensure a safe and efficient dismissal, no changes to your child’s dismissal plan can be made after 2:30 p.m.


Bus Passes: Bus passes will be mailed out soon. Please call the Transportation office at 440-975-3736 if you do not receive your bus pass. If you are in need of alternate stop, please complete the form on the website ASAP.  Please notify our office and Transportation of any changes that occur during the year.


Classroom Parties: Party sign ups will take place with your classroom teacher at Back to School Parent Night on August 23rd for up to four (4) unaccompanied parent/guardian volunteers at each party. Signups will occur on a first-come, first-serve basis. However, in order to include as many parents/guardian volunteers as possible throughout the year, there will be only one signup per parent/guardian volunteer unless additional volunteers are needed. Parent/guardians who are not signed up ahead of time are unable to participate. To ensure safety and security during these events, a wristband will sent home for parent/guardian volunteers who signed up to show at sign-in upon arrival.


Emergency Information: We use an online student registration/data validation system powered by Powerschool InfoSnap. The system is a secure and green process, which allows the district to verify all student demographic, emergency and medical information for your child prior to the start of the new school year. The system will also allow you to electronically sign the annual emergency form.

You will receive a no-reply email from Willoughby-Eastlake Schools with instructions on how to access the system for your student. The email will contain a secure link with instructions that will link you directly to your student’s information. You will log into your account, or create an account if you are new to the system. To make the process easier for families with multiple students, you will have the option to copy all generic family information to all other children in your family. All families need to take action and complete these forms as soon as possible after receiving the email. Your child will not be permitted to attend field trips without updated information.  If you do not have access to the Internet, or if you have questions, please contact the office and you can make an appointment to use a school computer to complete the process.


Medications and Clinic: Our clinic is open during the school day and staffed by our part-time school nurse, Mrs. Wenzel, two days a week and part-time health aide three days a week. The school nurse maintains health records for each child. It is your responsibility to report allergies, accidents, severe illnesses, hospital stays, diseases, allergies, etc. If your child is on a prescription or over the counter medication that needs to be dispensed at school, you must complete a form giving authorization to administer medication. These forms are available in the clinic or office. Changes in prescription medication or dosage require a statement from the doctor.


Pay for It Online Lunch and Student Fee Payment System:

Breakfast and lunch are available daily.  We encourage you to utilize Pay For It, an online payment program. Pay For It gives parents the ability to see their child’s cafeteria account balances, add credit, pay fees, and view purchases made in the last 30 days, and set up low balance email reminders at no charge. For more information on how to sign up for this service, please go to our website and click on the Pay For It link under the “Parents” tab. Applications for free/reduced lunch from the 2017-2018 school year are active until September 30, 2018. You MUST fill out a new application to benefit from this program after September 30th.  A paper copy will be sent home the first week of school. You can also do this online under the “Parents” tab. Breakfast will be available before school at a cost of $1.90/reduced cost is $0.30, and lunch is $2.85/reduced cost is $0.40. Menus are available on the district site, and will be included in our Mustang Memo bi-weekly newsletter.


PTA: Please join the Longfellow Elementary PTA! Membership forms will be sent home during the first week of school, and will also be available at our events. The PTA is a great way to be involved in your child’s school experience. For more information, please follow us on Facebook. PTA meetings are held the first Thursday of the month at 6:30pm.


School Communication: Biweekly Mustang Memo newsletters will be emailed to you and are available on the Longfellow Elementary School website.  Paper copies are only available upon request made to your child’s teacher. To sign-up for our newsletter and to receive other important notifications and information, please go to:  www.weschools.org. Go to the ‘Parents’ tab, click on the ‘School Messenger’ link for step-by-step directions.  There is also a calendar on our website with upcoming school event. Be sure to check our website regularly for updates and information.  You can also follow us on Twitter @WELongfellow or follow our Longfellow Elementary Facebook Page.


Visitors: All visitors must sign in at the main office and get a visitor’s pass. If you are visiting, picking your child up for an early release or from the clinic, you will be asked to present photo identification. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation regarding our school district’s safety procedures.


Weather and Playground: Without a medical note, all children go out for recess if the weather is at least 24 degrees Fahrenheit with the wind-chill factor. Please be sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather.


Y-Care: Before and after school childcare is available at Longfellow Elementary through YMCA’s Y-Care program. Please visit our website to find registration forms. All children who attend Y-Care MUST pre-register.



8/9 New Student Orientation 6-7pm: This event is for families of kindergarteners and new students.


8/10 Class Assignments: Teacher assignments will be viewable on Parent Portal at 4:00pm.


8/15 Chalk the Walk 6-7:30pm: Please stop by and help decorate our driveway and sidewalks to welcome everyone back to school! Let’s make the first day extra special with positive messages and pictures.


8/16 First Day of School: Students in grades 1-5. Classes begin at 9:00 a.m. Students may arrive as early as 8:40 a.m. Please send the enclosed “Student Dismissal Form” with your child. Kindergarten parents, please refer to your personalized schedule included in this letter.  This includes your interview and staggered start dates.


8/17 PTA Back to School Splash: This welcome back event will take place at Houston Fisher Pool (NEW LOCATION) from 6-9pm. All proceeds benefit our Make a Difference fund that directly supports Longfellow students and families in need.


8/23 Back to School Parent Night for Grades 1-5 (no K) 6-7pm: Parents are invited to meet your child’s teacher for an informational meeting from 6-7pm.  The teacher will review classroom information and procedures, strategies for helping your child, and answer your questions. Parents will also have the opportunity to sign up for volunteering at classroom parties during this time.


Save the Dates for Grandparents’ Days: Monday October 8th K-2 and Tuesday October 9th 3-5 9:30-10:15 a.m.


Kindergarten Only:

8/16 & 8/17  Kindergarten Interviews. Please refer to your personalized schedule.

8/20 First Day Kindergarten (Last names A-M) Kindergarteners will be “clapped in” at 9:00

8/21 First Day Kindergarten (Last names N-Z) Kindergarteners will be “clapped in” at 9:00


IMPORTANT INFORMATION


Arrival and Dismissal Times:

8:40    Drop off and supervision begins, Safety Patrol and breakfast enter building

8:52    Students enter building

9:00    Classes begin

3:00    School ends


Attendance and Early Dismissal: If your child is absent, please call our Attendance Line at 440-283-4086 and leave a detailed message. If a student must be excused during the day, parents should call or send a note to school. Parents will wait in the office to meet their child, and sign students out. In an effort to ensure a safe and efficient dismissal, no changes to your child’s dismissal plan can be made after 2:30 p.m.


Bus Passes: Bus passes will be mailed out soon. Please call the Transportation office at 440-975-3736 if you do not receive your bus pass. If you are in need of alternate stop, please complete the form on the website ASAP.  Please notify our office and Transportation of any changes that occur during the year.


Classroom Parties: Party sign ups will take place with your classroom teacher at Back to School Parent Night on August 23rd for up to four (4) unaccompanied parent/guardian volunteers at each party. Signups will occur on a first-come, first-serve basis. However, in order to include as many parents/guardian volunteers as possible throughout the year, there will be only one signup per parent/guardian volunteer unless additional volunteers are needed. Parent/guardians who are not signed up ahead of time are unable to participate. To ensure safety and security during these events, a wristband will sent home for parent/guardian volunteers who signed up to show at sign-in upon arrival.


Emergency Information: We use an online student registration/data validation system powered by Powerschool InfoSnap. The system is a secure and green process, which allows the district to verify all student demographic, emergency and medical information for your child prior to the start of the new school year. The system will also allow you to electronically sign the annual emergency form.

You will receive a no-reply email from Willoughby-Eastlake Schools with instructions on how to access the system for your student. The email will contain a secure link with instructions that will link you directly to your student’s information. You will log into your account, or create an account if you are new to the system. To make the process easier for families with multiple students, you will have the option to copy all generic family information to all other children in your family. All families need to take action and complete these forms as soon as possible after receiving the email. Your child will not be permitted to attend field trips without updated information.  If you do not have access to the Internet, or if you have questions, please contact the office and you can make an appointment to use a school computer to complete the process.


Medications and Clinic: Our clinic is open during the school day and staffed by our part-time school nurse, Mrs. Wenzel, two days a week and part-time health aide three days a week. The school nurse maintains health records for each child. It is your responsibility to report allergies, accidents, severe illnesses, hospital stays, diseases, allergies, etc. If your child is on a prescription or over the counter medication that needs to be dispensed at school, you must complete a form giving authorization to administer medication. These forms are available in the clinic or office. Changes in prescription medication or dosage require a statement from the doctor.


Pay for It Online Lunch and Student Fee Payment System:

Breakfast and lunch are available daily.  We encourage you to utilize Pay For It, an online payment program. Pay For It gives parents the ability to see their child’s cafeteria account balances, add credit, pay fees, and view purchases made in the last 30 days, and set up low balance email reminders at no charge. For more information on how to sign up for this service, please go to our website and click on the Pay For It link under the “Parents” tab. Applications for free/reduced lunch from the 2017-2018 school year are active until September 30, 2018. You MUST fill out a new application to benefit from this program after September 30th.  A paper copy will be sent home the first week of school. You can also do this online under the “Parents” tab. Breakfast will be available before school at a cost of $1.90/reduced cost is $0.30, and lunch is $2.85/reduced cost is $0.40. Menus are available on the district site, and will be included in our Mustang Memo bi-weekly newsletter.


PTA: Please join the Longfellow Elementary PTA! Membership forms will be sent home during the first week of school, and will also be available at our events. The PTA is a great way to be involved in your child’s school experience. For more information, please follow us on Facebook. PTA meetings are held the first Thursday of the month at 6:30pm.


School Communication: Biweekly Mustang Memo newsletters will be emailed to you and are available on the Longfellow Elementary School website.  Paper copies are only available upon request made to your child’s teacher. To sign-up for our newsletter and to receive other important notifications and information, please go to:  www.weschools.org. Go to the ‘Parents’ tab, click on the ‘School Messenger’ link for step-by-step directions.  There is also a calendar on our website with upcoming school event. Be sure to check our website regularly for updates and information.  You can also follow us on Twitter @WELongfellow or follow our Longfellow Elementary Facebook Page.


Visitors: All visitors must sign in at the main office and get a visitor’s pass. If you are visiting, picking your child up for an early release or from the clinic, you will be asked to present photo identification. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation regarding our school district’s safety procedures.


Weather and Playground: Without a medical note, all children go out for recess if the weather is at least 24 degrees Fahrenheit with the wind-chill factor. Please be sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather.


Y-Care: Before and after school childcare is available at Longfellow Elementary through YMCA’s Y-Care program. Please visit our website to find registration forms. All children who attend Y-Care MUST pre-register.

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