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					Dear Families:

We are pleased to provide you with the 2008–2009 school handbook to help you learn more about
our school, the staff, and the many opportunities we provide our students!

Please review this handbook with your child(ren). Keep it as a reference throughout the school year.
If you do not find the answer to your question within it, feel free to call us or stop by the school office
for more information

We believe that each child is a special human being, capable of significant academic achievement
and deserving of a safe, friendly school environment.

We encourage you to join in our many activities and volunteer to help. We look forward to working
with you to provide a high quality education for each of our students.


Sincerely,



Brian Burnight, Principal
Timber Point Elementary


Byron Union School District Office

Location:            14301 Byron Highway, Byron, CA 94514
Phone:                (925) 634-6644
Hours:                8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Open all year with the exception of usual holidays.

Personnel:
Superintendent: Eric Prater
Administrative Assistant: Bev Nicolaisen
Chief Business Officer: Gabby Heller
Assistant Superintendent of Student Services: Ken Jacopetti

Governing Board Members:

Trustee Karri Murayama,

Clerk Ken Silman, (president in 09 under current bylaws clerk becomes the president)

President Kathy Slightam,

Trustee Jill Sprenkel,

Trustee Lisa Hultz
Table of Contents
This handbook covers the following topics:

   Attendance/Absences/Tardies ................................................ 2
   Child Care............................................................................... 2
   Classroom Placement ............................................................. 3
   Communication Between Home/School .................................. 3
   Discipline Philosophy/Lifeskills................................................ 4
   Dress Code for Students......................................................... 5
   Emergency Procedures .......................................................... 5
   Field Trips ............................................................................... 6
   Health ..................................................................................... 6
   Homework .............................................................................. 7
   Instructional Program: ............................................................ 8
   Standards & Benchmarks ....................................................... 8
   Lunch/ Breakfast ..................................................................... 8
   Minimum Days ........................................................................ 8
   Money ..................................................................................... 9
   Office Hours............................................................................ 9
   Playground Rules ................................................................... 9
   PTA ...................................................................................... 10
   School Site Council ............................................................... 10
   SEED Educational Foundation.............................................. 11
   Special Education ................................................................. 11
   Special Programs ................................................................. 11
   Standardized Testing ............................................................ 12
   Student Academic Support ................................................... 12
   Student Council .................................................................... 12
   Student Success Team ......................................................... 12
   Technology ...................................................................... 12/13
   Transportation ...................................................................... 13
   Visitors/Volunteers ................................................................ 14




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                                                Attendance/Absences
Regular attendance is vital for successful learning. A legitimate absence is when a child is ill or is in danger of
spreading any infectious condition, as well as absences for dental or doctor appointments. A death in the
immediate family is also an excused absence. Please be aware that “excused” absences no longer are
counted for apportionment in California (schools do not receive funding). Vacations are considered unexcused
absences unless parents complete an Independent Study Contract in advance. These days do not count for
apportionment unless the Independent Study Contract is for five or more days and all assigned work is
completed. We ask parents to make every effort to help their child develop good attendance habits. Both
parents and daycare providers should help children develop the responsible habits of arriving at school
promptly. *Last year our district lost several hundred thousand dollars due to our student absences.

When your child will be absent, please phone the school at 634-4369 and leave a message either on the
24-hour attendance recorder or with the secretary. You may also send an e-mail message to
drizo@byron.k12.ca.us. The following information should be given:
      Child’s name
      Your name
      Teacher
      Reason for absence
      Phone number where you can be reached

If a child is absent and we have not received a call, we will make every effort to contact parents to verify the
absence. If the absence is not verified by phone please send a note explaining the absence when your child
returns. Please give Dona Rizo, our office manager, a note from the doctor or dentist when your child returns
from an office visit.

A letter will be sent to students with excessive absences and/or tardies. State law considers students truant
who have 3 or more days of unexcused absence and/or 3 tardies of 30 minutes or more without a valid excuse.
Students who are habitually truant may be referred to the School Attendance Review Board (SARB).

Release of Students During Class Time:
If it is necessary for a child to leave prior to the end of the school day, parents must check the child out from
the school office. For your protection, it is the school policy to contact the parent before releasing a child to
anyone other than the parent, guardian, or previously authorized person. Any person picking up your child
must be on your school emergency card on file in the school office. Throughout the year, please update your
child’s emergency card if any of your phone numbers or contact people have changed.



                                                         Tardies
If your child is late to school for any reason he/she must check in at the office for a tardy slip, which will admit
him/her to class. For an “excused” tardy (medical appointment, etc.) the parent should accompany the child to
the office with a note from the doctor’s or dentist’s office.




                                              Child Care


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The YMCA has on site childcare during, before and after school hours from 6:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. For more
information, please drop by or call 240-6890.




                                              Classroom Placement
The process of preparing for classes begins in May. When creating well balanced classes each year all
teachers in grades k-4th at Timber Point will take into consideration the following factors: Academics,
Behavioral issues, Special Education services, counseling, and English Language Learning. In addition, every
effort will be made to direct our dedicated parents to follow the standard parent request guidelines set by the
school board.


Parent Information for Placement:
Parents frequently have information concerning their children’s learning style that they wish to have considered
during the placement process. Parents with such information are asked to complete an Assignment of Pupils
form prior to May 15th of each school year.




                                   Communication Between Home/School
Timber Point Elementary School values clear communication between home and school. We provide e-mail
addresses of all school staff at the beginning of the school year. We encourage you to go directly to your
child’s teacher first to discuss areas of concern. She/he may refer you to another staff member for additional
help. In the event that an issue is not resolved to satisfaction, we appreciate the use of the following
guidelines. We ask you to contact the Principal.

School notices are sent home each Wednesday with each student in a large manila envelope labeled H.O.M.E.
PACKET (Handing Out Messages Effectively). We will make every effort to send all notices home in this
envelope. You can help children become responsible by encouraging them to consistently put the envelope in
a special place upon returning home. Please read the contents, complete anything that needs to be returned
and place it back in the envelope, sign the envelope acknowledging that the notices have been read, and
return the envelope to your child’s teacher by Friday.

Other sources of communication at Timber Point Elementary School are: Electronic newsletter “Timber Point
News”, Classroom newsletters, PTA reports/notices, School Site Council information, and surveys.

Phone Messages for Students:
We realize that emergency situations may arise when a message needs to be delivered to a student during the
school day. As it is our intent to cause the least amount of classroom disruption during instructional time, the
school office will receive the message and relay it to the classroom teacher who will deliver the message to the
student. We encourage you to send a note to the classroom teacher, advising the teacher of child care
changes, medical appointments, or any other action the teacher and/or student needs to be aware of. If this is
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not possible, please try to telephone the school office prior to the lunch break, so that a note to your child (or
teacher) may be left in the teacher’s mailbox and the message can be delivered without interrupting the class.




                       Discipline Philosophy/Life Skills
Positive School Environment:
Every student has a right to a safe, orderly environment for learning. Our students are expected to do their
personal best at all times. Life skills are taught in the classroom and expected in student behavior throughout
the school at all times. The goal of the program is to empower students to become positive and productive
members of their school and community by improving social relationships, fostering mutual cooperation, and
developing a sense of self to make healthy life choices. The 16 “Life Skills” that are embraced by the whole
school through this program are: respect, integrity, initiative, flexibility, perseverance, organization, sense of
humor, effort, common sense, problem solving, responsibility, patience, friendship, curiosity, cooperation, and
caring. Students are recognized by receiving “Caught Being Good” slips acknowledging student use of a
particular “Life Skill”. On Friday students that have been given a Caught Being Good Slip are Randomly
selected. We also are looking to reward your child’s good behavior here at school.

General School Rules:
If a student chooses to break a rule, a consequence will follow:
        Unacceptable Behavior:
            o Violation of playground rules
            o Disruption to teaching or learning
            o Fighting
            o Discourtesy or defiance of school adults
            o Abusive language towards others
            o Foul language
            o Abusive physical actions towards others
            o Harassment

       Possible Consequences:
          o Classroom consequence (according to individual classroom system)
          o Administrative Detention
          o Office Referral
          o Conference with principal or vice principal
          o Parent Contact
          o Possible referral to the school counselor
          o Behavior contract
          o Suspension by principal (in accordance with Ed Code 48900) (See district policy in Appendix)

When a student meets with the Principal, the discussion includes how the student is to act differently should a
similar incident occur in the future. Emphasis is placed on the student's responsibility for changing their
behavior. It is our intention to provide consequences aligned with the frequency and severity of the student
offense. It is our intention to communicate with parents of involved students when the incident is of a serious
or sensitive nature.

Classroom Rules:
Each teacher has specific rules and guidelines in his/her classroom. Specific rules and expectations may vary
according to the grade level behavioral expectations and will be explained to parents at Back to School Night.



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                                    Dress Code for Students
Student dress should be neat and clean. The following general guidelines should be considered:
    o Casual, loose clothing that allows children to move and play comfortably is recommended.
    o Shorts may be worn, finger tip length. (Remember, however, that long pants protect knees better than
        shorts do!)
    o Close-toed shoes are best for school and are required for physical education. Sandals may be worn,
        but should have a back strap and closed toe; flip-flop-type sandals are unsuitable and not part of school
        dress code.
    o Tops with “spaghetti straps” or that show bare midriffs are inappropriate (straps must be two inches in
        width).
    o Clothing which displays vulgar language or symbols or promotes drugs, alcohol or other inappropriate
        or illegal messages are not permitted.
“Gang related apparel” is prohibited on campus (E.C. #35183). Dress, grooming or appearance which
disrupts, or intends to disrupt, the education process or affects the health or safety of individuals is prohibited
(E.C. #48900 and 48907). Students not adhering to the dress code will be asked to call home and to have a
parent or guardian bring appropriate clothes according with our school dress code.




                                            Emergency Procedures

At various times during the school year, emergency drills are conducted to review procedures and safety exits
from the classrooms to the outside areas.) Students are to follow the instructions of teachers and
administrators exactly. In the event of a serious emergency, we ask that parents not call the school to check
on their children or ask what the situation is, as phone lines may be needed to deal with the emergency. The
school will contact parents, as applicable.

In the event of an emergency such as a major earthquake where parents are unable to reach the school, we
are prepared to provide overnight shelter for our students. All teachers and staff members are required by law
to remain on campus until all children have been picked up by parents or designated persons.

Please review and turn in an emergency supply baggy to your child’s teacher by September 15th. Emergency
kits will be collected by each classroom teacher.

Emergency Cards:
The school’s emergency cards are very important since they provide information for each child that might be
needed in case of an emergency. To keep the cards up to date, we ask parents to fill out new cards at the
beginning of each year. It is vital that each child's emergency card contain the name of a neighbor or other
person to whom we could release the child. Cards are available in the school office. Please update if and
when your information changes.




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                                                          Field Trips
At various times throughout the year, teachers plan field trips to enhance and supplement classroom learning.
Teachers send home information, permission slip, request for parent chaperones and outline of costs. Each
student must return a signed slip in order to participate. Students must be transported on the designated bus.
Donations are requested to cover transportation, entry fees, and other related costs. Siblings may not attend
field trips.



                                               Health
Health Checkup (Physical Exams):
California law requires that all children have a physical examination within eighteen months of entry into first
grade. Byron School District Board Policy requires a physical exam prior to the first day of attendance in
kindergarten. Please turn in a copy of the medical report and the immunization record to the office prior to
school opening. Our district nurse will verify that all records have been received and all required
immunizations have been given. Parental waivers are available under certain conditions. Parents may call the
school office for information.

First Aid:
Each child’s health and well being are of vital importance. Each classroom is equipped with a basic first aid kit.
A part-time nurse and the office staff provide additional first-aid as needed. The following procedures help to
provide for a child’s needs should an emergency arise.

When a child is sent to the office feeling ill, the procedure is:
  o Temperature is taken. If temperature is less than 99.2 the child is sent back to class.
  o If a teacher sends the child to the office a second time, parents may be called to pick up the child.

Parents will be called:
   o If child’s temperature is 99.2 or higher.
   o In cases of head injury and major wounds.
   o If there are other injuries or illnesses deemed to require a parent or physician’s attention.

The school will contact the parent or person designated on the emergency card. State law requires parents to
furnish the school with a current, working emergency telephone number. In life-threatening situations, we will
call 911. Any charges incurred are the parents’ responsibility.

Medications:
The administration of medications to students by school staff may be done only in exceptional circumstances
for chronic ongoing health conditions. If the time schedule of the dosage is flexible, parents should make
arrangements to provide the medication to their child outside the school day. Any pupil, who must take
prescribed over the counter medication during the regular school day must have on file a completed
authorization to administer medication during school hours signed by both the parent and the physician. This
form is valid only for the school year during which it is submitted. Medications must be brought directly to the
school office in the original container with a label showing child’s name, dosage, and time schedule.
(Designated school personnel will assist in administering the medication). No medications are to be left in a
child’s possession to administer to themselves (with the exception of asthma and epi-pin for allergic reactions
notes must be on file)


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Lice:
Children may not be in attendance at school with lice or nits in the hair. A child suspected to have lice will be
sent to the office inconspicuously for a thorough check. If lice/nits are found, the child is sent home and a
parent letter is sent home with the child’s classroom’s students. The child is then required to be checked back
into school through the office after the lice/nits are removed before returning to the classroom.




                                                 Homework
If a child is to realize a full measure of success in his schoolwork, he/she must recognize and exercise the self-
discipline necessary for independent study. Since some areas of learning actually require more study time
than is available during the school day, teachers will assign a reasonable amount of homework throughout the
school year. When a child brings home homework, there are some things a parent can ask:
     o May I see your assignment?
     o Show me your class work.
     o When must you return this assignment to school?
     o How can I help you with your assignment?

Helping children assume responsibility for completing homework and returning it to school on time will increase
the level of academic success throughout their school experience.

According to Board Policy:
   o Homework should be a properly planned part of the curriculum, extending and reinforcing the learning
       experience of the school.
   o Homework should help children learn by providing practice in the mastery of skills, experience in data
       gathering and integration of knowledge, and an opportunity to remediate learning and problems.
   o Homework should help develop the student’s responsibility by providing an opportunity for the exercise
       of independent work and judgment.
   o The number, frequency, and degree of difficulty of homework assignments should be based on the
       ability and needs of the student.
   o As a valid educational tool, homework should be clearly assigned and its product carefully evaluated.
   o The schools should recognize the role of parents by suggesting ways in which parents may assist the
       school in helping a child carry out his/her responsibilities.
   o Homework should always serve a valid learning purpose: It should never be used as a punitive
       measure.




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                                            Instructional Program
                                      Standards and Benchmarks
                                       Student Progress Reports
The curriculum for students follows California State Standards and State Frameworks. The curriculum for all
elementary students in this district includes:
   o Language Arts – reading, literature, spelling writing, library skills, phonics.
   o Mathematics – computation, concepts, problem solving.
   o Social Studies – history, geography, democratic participation skills.
   o Science and Health
   o Visual and performing arts.
   o Physical education.

Student progress toward standards is reported to parents three times each year. Standards offer a very
specific way to identify student learning in a particular skill or activity. They also offer a way to give parents a
more objective, thorough analysis of student achievement by way of grading to a standard. Each standard
consists of several benchmarks that are assessed at various times during the year. The scores used to report
progress and achievement are more precise indicators of what students know and are able to do. The scores
on standards are as follows: 1 means that the student is having great difficulty. 2 means that the student is
making progress towards mastery; however, s/he has not completely accomplished or fully understands what
has been taught thus far. 3 means that the student has mastered the portion taught thus far and is on track for
mastery of the standard by year end. 4 means that the student has knowledge and skills beyond what was
taught or can apply and generalize the knowledge taught showing expert levels of accomplishment beyond the
grade level standards.




                                                   Breakfast

Breakfast is served each morning between 8:20 to 8:30 and may be purchased for $1.50. The kitchen closes at
                               8:30 to prevent student from being late to class.

                                                     Lunch
Timber Point Elementary School serves nutritionally balanced lunches. Lunches may be purchased for $3.00
per day. Add .05 more for chocolate milk. The best way to purchase lunches is to send a check made out to
Byron Union School District for your child’s account. Lunches are ordered on Mondays for the week. Students
may not charge lunches. Any student who forgets his/her lunch will be given peanut butter and crackers at no
charge. Your child’s account will be charged with each lunch purchase and notice will be sent when more
money is needed. A reduced rate or free lunch program is available for those who qualify.


             Early Release Wednesday CSS (Collaboration for Student Success)
Early Release Wednesday for students occurs every Wednesday These days include the minimum amount of
instructional minutes allowed by the state and provide time in the afternoon for essential planning,
collaboration, and professional development for staff. We notify parents of these days through the yearly
calendar as well as through regular reminders throughout the year. Students in grades K-3 are dismissed at
12:45 and 4th/5th are dismissed at 1:15.

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                                                     Money
   o   Checks for field trips and lunch should be made out to Byron Union School District.
   o   Checks for other student activities should be made out to the appropriate vendor. Parents should
       check with the child’s teacher if unsure.



                                                Office Hours
The office hours at Timber Point Elementary are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Our phone number is
(925) 634-4369 and our FAX number is (925) 516-9318.




                                                Playground Rules
In a effort to create a playground environment that is fun, safe and nurturing, we will be instituting the Peaceful
Playground curriculum at Timber Point Elementary School.

Before School …. Morning Recess and Lunch Recess:
   o Student supervision starts at 8:25 a.m. M-F. Students will wait at the front gate and walk to the
      playground at 8:25. For your child’s safety, please do not have your child arrive at school before
      8:25. Students riding bikes should place their bikes in bike racks. The bike racks are off limits except
      during arrival and departure times.
   o Before school and during recess, students must be in the playground area. During all recesses
      students are responsible for being in a location where they can be easily seen by a yard duty
      supervisor.
   o Students should always walk to and from the playground area.
   o The west blacktop area is reserved for basketball, kickball and jump roping.
   o Students are encouraged to first try to solve problems themselves by talking, then to ask for help to talk
      over disagreements.
   o Use common sense when no rule seems to apply. When in doubt, do the safe thing.

Playground Rules and Lunch Rules:
   o Equipment: All students are expected to use common sense and to play safely while enjoying our
      playground structures. Running or playing tag on the equipment is not considered safe play.
   o Swings: Go back and forth only sitting on your bottom. If someone is on the swing, wait on the side,
      count to 50. When someone counts on you, slow down carefully and get off.
   o Tire Swing: One person at a time. One person pushing – feet on the ground. Wait on the side.
   o Bars: Use two hands on the bars. Move hand-over-hand, one person at a time and one line going one
      direction.
   o Slides One person at a time. On your bottom, feet first. Wait until previous person is off slide. No
      going up backwards.
   o Lunch equipment/Classroom Equipment: Be responsible for equipment taken. Share with other
      students. Return to proper place after use.
   o Snack Recess: Sit at tables when eating snack. Throw trash into containers before leaving table area.
      Clean up after yourself. Keep our school beautiful!
   o Lunch Rules: Walk to and from lunch area. Wait quietly in the lunch line. Find a seat quickly. While
      eating, stay in your seat. Raise your hand for permission to be excused. Your eating area must be
      clean and litter free before you may be dismissed to go to the playground.



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   o   Bathroom Use: Students are to use the bathrooms quickly and responsibly. During recess and lunch,
       students need to ask permission to use the bathroom from a teacher or supervisor. During classroom
       hours students must have a bathroom pass.




                                                            PTA
The Timber Point Elementary School PTA benefits our school in many ways. The PTA raises funds for school
projects, participates in classroom activities, and helps with school wide events. In order to help maintain a
strong program, help and cooperation from parents as active members are vital. Annual events include:
Readathon, Red Ribbon Week, and the Spring Picnic. We hope to have 100% participation. Our PTA
president is Betty Sanchez and there are membership forms in the school office.




                                               School Site Council
Timber Point Elementary School receives funds from several different State and Federal programs;
expenditure of these funds must be within established guidelines. Some of the specially funded programs are
the School Improvement Program (SIP)), a State program serving all K-8 student these funds are voted on by
the school Site Council. The function of the Council is that of cooperative decision making for improving the
educational program at our school. The School Site Council provides an excellent opportunity for parents to
become involved in their children’s education. The meetings are open to anyone. The School Side Council
consists of five parent members elected by parents, the principal, and three teachers, and our counselor (one
regular and one alternate) and one additional staff person elected by their constitutes. Terms of office are for
two years.




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                      SEED (Seeking Excellence in Educational Development)
                                 Educational Foundation

The SEED Foundation is a hard working group of supportive parents and community members who raise
money to support Byron Union School District academic programs. They sponsor fund-raising events during
the school year. For more information, please contact the school office.




                                            Special Education
Special education services are provided for all students meeting state qualifying criteria. These students
receive special help on a regular basis, according to their Individualized Education Plans (IEP).




                                                 Special Programs
We at Timber Point Elementary have the unique opportunity to develop new programs to meet the needs and
interests of our students. We want to create an exciting, fun, nurturing and intellectually stimulating community
of learners. Everyone’s help and ideas are greatly appreciated!

Timber Point Elementary School offers a comprehensive program consisting of a core curriculum at each
grade level. All students receive the same high level of curriculum and instruction. Students are not “tracked”
by ability or achievement and presented lower levels of instruction. We offer the following support programs
and services:

   o   Special Education Learning Specialist
   o   GATE (Gifted and Talented Education)
   o   English Language Development
   o   Literacy Support
   o   Library Services
   o   Speech and Language Therapy
   o   Art Docent Program
   o   Assemblies
   o   Counseling
   o   Student Success Team
   o   After School Program
   o   Daycare before and after school provided by the YMCA




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                                               Standardized Testing
The Stanford Achievement Test (CAT6) is given in the spring to students in grades two through four. This test
provides a measure of a child's achievement level in the main academic areas and compares his/her results
with those of a nationwide, randomly selected group of students. The results are mailed home to parents after
the results are received by the district.




                                Student Academic Support
Intervention:
State law requires that students who are at risk of being retained as a result of limited progress toward district
standards and benchmarks be identified and parents notified as early in the school year as possible. In order
to help support these students, we provide different means of academic support to these students. This
support varies by grade level and student need. If your child is struggling academically, your child's teacher
will inform you if your child qualifies for these services. Possible retention should be discussed at the fall
parent conference.



                                      Student Council
We plan to establish a student council to provide leadership opportunities to fourth & fifth grade students.
Students will be elected by their peers. They will give general service to our school and make decisions
regarding school activities and fundraising opportunities to support student activities.




                                              Student Success Team

If after various modifications and accommodations have been attempted, students continuing to experience
social, emotional or academic difficulty they may be referred to a Student Success Team. Although students
are usually referred by their classroom teacher, parents may request a student success team meeting. The
members of the student success team usually include the child's teacher, the school counselor, parent(s), and
the Principal. We work as a team to determine an action plan to help the student become successful.




                                         Technology (Student use of)
Each classroom is equipped with a PC computer with Internet access and district-wide electronic mail.

   o   Students in grades 1 – 5 have access to information resources selected by the teacher.
   o   Teachers work to incorporate technology appropriately at their grade level.

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   o   Parents must be notified in writing using the Student Acceptable use Agreement form, at least two
       weeks prior to the initial use of the Internet.
   o   If requested, staff shall provide an opportunity for parents to review the electronic resources.
   o   Staff will supervise student use of on-line services.
   o   Teachers and students will be given instruction on the proper use of the District Network and the
       Internet and educational software.
   o   A computer lab in the Administration Building is available for classroom use. There are 30 networked
       computers all with internet access.



                                         Transportation
Students walk, ride bikes, or are driven to school in private cars.

Walking: Students need to be sure to observe traffic rules and cross only at crosswalks with the direction of
the crossing guard. We encourage students to walk with a buddy. When entering the campus, they are to
follow the directions of the crossing guards.

Private Cars: We encourage families that drive their children to school to carpool considering the high number
of vehicles arriving to pick up and drop off students in a short amount of time.

The following guidelines will serve to ensure the safety of all students as they arrive and leave school each
day. With as many as 600 children arriving at the same time, it is crucial that we all be patient, cautious, and
courteous. Kindergarten parents are asked to park their cars and walk their children to the kindergarten
playground in the morning and to pick them up from their classrooms in the afternoon. Please
remember to exit at the EXIT ONLY end of the driveway.

Key points are:
   o Please remind your children to cross only at the cross walk and to follow the directions of the crossing
      guards.
   o Please follow crossing guard’s directions and do not drive through the crosswalk while any students or
      the crossing guard is still in any part of the crosswalk.
   o Keep the traffic flowing by letting your children off quickly. When picking students up, keep the traffic
      moving by circling if your child is not there.
   o Do not park or double park in a drop off zone.
   o Never leave your car unattended in a drop off zone.
   o Follow the directions of the adults directing traffic … their job is not an easy one!
   o Proceed slowly to keep students safe!

Bicycles, Skateboards, Roller-skates, Roller blades, Scooters Due to the potential for injury, skateboards,
roller blades, roller-skates, and scooters are not allowed on school campus. All children should wear helmets
with the straps snapped snuggly under the chin. Skateboards and scooters are to be carried once a student
arrives on school property and stored in the classrooms with teacher approval. Scooters must be kept inside a
backpack or bag for safety. The school is not responsible for loss or damage to skateboards. Skateboards,
scooters or roller skates ridden on campus may be impounded and parents notified.


Toys, Ygeo cards, and electronic games are not permitted at school. Students bringing these items run
the risk of having them taken away and put into our June box. These items are available for pick up on the last
day of school. Any personal items not picked up on the last day of school will be given to charity. Cell phones
are permitted under the law but may be confiscated and subject to discipline if they are used during school
hours. Students are asked to use the school phone during the day.



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                                               Visitors/Volunteers
Timber Point Elementary volunteers help throughout the school on a regular basis. Many parents and
community members also enrich the school program by sharing their own expertise as a guest speaker. All
visitors, including volunteers, to our campus are required to sign in at the office and wear a nametag.
All staff members are to refer campus visitors without a nametag to the office for sign in. Requests to observe
in classrooms should be made through the school office, preferably at least 24 hours in advance.


For safety reason the gates will be closed during school hours. Please report to the school office when walking
onto campus while school is in session. Our students are in the process of being trained to make sure that all
adult volunteers will have our designated visitor stickers on when working with children or when walking around
our campus.




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