School Policies

North Lakeland Elementary

Updated Code of Conduct

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Important Traffic Control Information

There are NO LEFT TURNS into or out of the front of the school at ANYTIME. Signs are posted on Robson Street. Please be aware of your surroundings. We need Police presence in order to help keep your children safe on the way to and from school. However, it is your responsibility to obey traffic laws. The Principal neither writes tickets nor gives them out and cannot get you out of a ticket if you get one.

Do not drop off or pick up students in the street or on the side of the road on Baird Street at anytime. It is very dangerous for the children and you risk being ticketed. Only school buses and marked day-care vehicles can use the bus ramp.

Dress Code

Tops:

  • White, navy, or hunter green with collar and sleeves.
  • Knit polo-type or woven dress shirts, blouses, turtlenecks.
  • School t-shirts are OK and are available through our school office.

Bottoms:

  • Dark blue, black, or khaki/tan.
  • Shorts, pants, skorts, skirts, skirted jumpers
  • Plain, solid-color twill, or corduroy.

The Uniform Dress Code does not allow for clothing with colored trim, stripes, embroidery, decoration, etc. It also does not provide for overalls (overalls with pants or shorts), sweat pants, knit pants/skirts, leggings, etc.

Other Dress-Code Rules:

  • A belt is required if the garment has belt loops.
  • Shirts (including t-shirts) must be tucked in at all times.
  • Shorts/skirts must be mid-thigh or longer.
  • Shoes must be safe and appropriate.
  • Clothes must be appropriate size, with waist of garment worn at student’s waist.
  • Clothing that is too tight or too loose is not appropriate for school.
  • Hats and head scarves are not permitted.
  • Cold weather: Students may wear solid white or navy turtlenecks under their uniform shirts. Solid white, hunter green, or navy sweatshirts may be worn over the uniform shirt.
  • School administrators will determine if clothing is appropriate for school and complies with district rules.

Dismissal

WHENEVER YOU MUST CHANGE THE WAY YOUR CHILD GOES HOME, YOU MUST NOTIFY THE TEACHER BY SENDING A NOTE IN THE AGENDA. CHILDREN ARE NOT ALLOWED TO GO HOME A DIFFERENT WAY WITHOUT A NOTE SIGNED BY THE PARENT OR GUARDIAN!

Bus Riders:

During the first few days of school, your child will receive a sticker as he or she gets off the bus with his or her bus assignment. That will help him or her know what bus to get on in the afternoon.

Talk to your child about bus safety.

Here are a few examples:

  • Remain seated.
  • Inside voices only.
  • Do what the driver says.
  • Everyone keep hands and feet to yourself.

Bus drivers can write referrals for inappropriate behavior that can result in suspension from the bus.

Remind your child to make good choices at the bus stop since there may not be an adult present.

WHENEVER YOU MUST CHANGE THE WAY YOUR CHILD GOES HOME, YOU MUST NOTIFY THE TEACHER BY SENDING A NOTE IN THE AGENDA. CHILDREN ARE NOT ALLOWED TO GO HOME A DIFFERENT WAY WITHOUT A NOTE SIGNED BY THE PARENT OR GUARDIAN!

Walkers:

  • Walkers who walk toward Circle K must exit through the side gate by the library ONLY.
  • Walkers who walk toward Baird Avenue or 98 must exit behind the cafeteria through the gate on Baird Avenue. Walkers must stay on the sidewalk and walk to the crossing guard.
  • We recommend that young children have an adult walk to the school and pick them up (by the library gate or the gate on Baird Avenue).
  • We suggest that you have your child walk with a group of children if possible for safety reasons.
  • Please talk to your child about safety. There should be no walking or playing in the streets.
  • Tell your child to come straight home after school rather than stopping at a friend’s house.
  • If you are going to pick your child up on a rainy day, please discuss exactly what you will do on those days so he or she will know what to do.
  • Once your child leaves school property, the school cannot be responsible for what happens. Please be sure to remind your child to make good choices while walking and talk to you about any problems that may occur on his or her way home.

WHENEVER YOU MUST CHANGE THE WAY YOUR CHILD GOES HOME, YOU MUST NOTIFY THE TEACHER BY SENDING A NOTE IN THE AGENDA. CHILDREN ARE NOT ALLOWED TO GO HOME A DIFFERENT WAY WITHOUT A NOTE SIGNED BY THE PARENT OR GUARDIAN!

Car Riders:

  • CHILDREN MUST BE PICKED UP NO LATER THAN 3:00.
  • ONLY cars that come through the car pick up line are allowed to pick children up at the front of the school. Please do not park and WALK up to get your child between 2:00 – 3:00.
  • There will be two lines of cars in the car pick up line. As you approach the curve please be courteous and take turns merging into one lane.
  • When you get to the front of the school, please pull ALL the way up behind the car in front of you.
  • Do not signal your child to come to your car. We will send your child to your car as soon as possible.

WHENEVER YOU MUST CHANGE THE WAY YOUR CHILD GOES HOME, YOU MUST NOTIFY THE TEACHER BY SENDING A NOTE IN THE AGENDA. CHILDREN ARE NOT ALLOWED TO GO HOME A DIFFERENT WAY WITHOUT A NOTE SIGNED BY THE PARENT OR GUARDIAN!

Help us keep your child safe. Discuss vehicle safety with your child. Remember to have your child buckle up!!!

Bike Riders:

  • Bike riders are to walk their bikes while on school grounds.
  • Bikes are to be kept in bike racks. It is recommended that they be locked.