We are looking forward to another great year at Coolidge. To help facilitate this, we would appreciate your cooperation concerning the following policies and information.
Our school day begins at 8:30 am for Kindergarten - 5th grades. Dismissal times are: Kindergarten at 2:10 pm; 1st, 2nd, 3rd grades at 2:25 pm; 4th and 5th grades at 3:00 pm.
Coolidge staff values your children just as you do. There is no supervision before 8:00 am and after dismissal. For the safety of your children, please don't drop them off before 8:00 am and PLEASE pick them up promptly at their dismissal time.
Pick-up and drop-off of students from 1st - 5th grades is in front of the cafetorium on Roses Road. Kindergarten drop-off and pick-up is on Mission Drive. For safety reasons, do not enter/exit through the staff parking lot gates!
2.In case of illness or other absence, you may either phone the school office or send a note back to the teacher when your child returns. Children should not come to school if they show signs of cold or have an upset stomach.
It can't be stressed enough what a crucial role your child's regular attendance plays in his or her academic progress. Almost every moment in the classroom is spent on critical lessons and skills, and any loss of instructional time may result in the loss of key concepts and important knowledge.
3.Students not in their classroom after the bell are LATE and must sign-in at the office before going to class. Please make every effort to get your child to school on time so he/she doesn't miss any class instruction.
4.All parents must sign their child out from the office if child is to be dismissed at a time other than regular dismissal. Children will not be released to anyone except a parent of guardian and/or adult LISTED ON THE EMERGENCY CARD.
5.Children are not allowed off the school grounds without permission from principal's office. Parents desiring to take their children out to lunch must notify the teacher in writing and sign the child out in the office.
6.Breakfast and hot lunches are provided daily in the cafeteria. Milk may be purchased by those bringing a sack lunch.
Students presently qualifying for free or reduced lunch will continue to be eligible in the new year's program until October 1st and will receive lunch from the first day of school. Parents of children on reduced price lunch need to purchase tickets in advance. Parents must re-apply in September for their child to continue to receive free or reduced price lunches.
7.We would prefer parents not take their children out of school for trips during the school year. But, for those parents who must, please notify the teacher and office 4 days in advance. Independent Study Contracts will be prepared for 5 or more days only. Upon completion of assignments and the contract, your child will be marked "excused" on his/her attendance record.
8.Please mark all loose articles of clothing and lunch boxes plainly with your child's name. A lost and found area is provided in the cafeteria. A tremendous amount of clothing is given away each year to charity. Encourage your child to check with the office in case of valuable lost articles such as wallets, watches, and money.
9.Students may ride bicycles to school. All bicycles must be properly licensed and locked when parked in the bicycle compound. Please exercise extreme caution in letting first and second graders ride their bikes to school. It is the law that all students wear bike helmets.
10.The parking lot south of the office is for faculty parking only. Please do not use or block the driveway.
11.There is no bus service for Coolidge students (except for special education students).
12.For safety purposes, children should walk to Roses Road and Mission Drive where there is a crossing guard as well as a crosswalk.