As we begin a new school year, the office is
asking for the cooperation of the parents at Springton Manor in helping us to
operate more efficiently. Your help in
the following ways will be very much appreciated.
Absences/Tardiness/Excuse for Absence
Manor will continue implementing the new automated system for attendance. When a
student is not in the classroom by 8:50 a.m. the teacher will mark the student
as absent. At 10:00 a.m. a call will be
generated via school messenger notifying parents for students marked as absent. If you feel this is in error please call the
school office at 610-942-8950. You will
NO longer need to call the old “attendance hotline” to report your child absent
for a single day, however, if you expect consecutive days or if it would be
helpful for us to know, please call the school office.
Any student arriving at school after 8:50 AM must report to the office with
their parent/guardian and obtain a late pass before proceeding to
his/her classroom, which must be signed by the parent/guardian dropping
off. Dropping your child off without accompanying
them to the office is not acceptable and may result in the tardy being
unexcused. Please help us keep your
“Excuse for Absence” card must be completed for absences as well as for tardiness. Failure to return an “Excuse for Absence”
card within 3 days of the occurrence will result in an unexcused late or
illegal absence. Additional
cards can be obtained from the office.
NOTES FROM HOME:
Please remember to include the following
information whenever sending a note into school: date,
child’s first AND last name, teacher’s name, your first AND last name, and a
phone number where you can be reached during the day if clarification is
needed. Early dismissal or pick up
correspondence should be sent only on
the day of the request. Requests sent in
before that may get lost in the large amount of paperwork that comes to the
office daily and not be acknowledged on the correct date.
Please make all non-emergency calls to the office
between 9:30 AM and 2:45 PM. Do not leave voicemail or e-mail
teachers if a response or action is needed in 24 hours or less. There may be a substitute teacher and he/she
cannot access voicemail or e-mail messages.
Parents are discouraged from picking up their children
from school at 3:30 PM unless absolutely necessary, because this interferes
with our normal dismissal procedures. If
you must pick up your child
from school on a given day, you must
send a note into school in the morning so your child’s name will be put on the
dismissal list notifying the appropriate staff.
For your child’s safety, if someone other than a parent is picking up
your child, we must have a note giving permission and identifying that person –
please make that person aware that they will be required to show proof of ID. If something comes up during the day that
requires you to pick your child up, please notify
the office before 3:00 PM. All
parents/guardians must sign the
dismissal pick up sheet on the clipboard in the vestibule.
For your convenience…
- If your child
is to be picked up “every” Monday, Tuesday, etc. you may send in one note
at the beginning of the year and your child will be automatically added to
the end of day parent pick up list on the days you specified. Please note, your child will be
automatically added even on early dismissal or ½ days, unless you advise
- For those times
that you will need to pick up your child after school, we have prepared
orange “parent pick up notes” that will be available in the school office
DASD Board Policy 810 – RIDING BUSES OTHER THAN
ASSIGNED – 1) Change of buses will be permitted ONLY for urgent reasons such as medical, family emergencies or
childcare purposes. 2) Requests for change must be directed to the
Please note, Springton Manor procedure is that BOTH the requesting parent and the
parent receiving the child communicate with the school office (preferably in
writing) to be sure all are aware of the requested change. This is to avoid a child going to a home that
is not aware of the situation. Please
help us keep your child safe!
Bus passes may NOT be obtained for Scouts, Brownies, play dates, etc.
VISITOR SYSTEM – Raptor:
When coming into the building to volunteer in a
classroom, meet with your child’s teacher, etc., please stop in the office. We will continue using the Raptor
visitor system. This system will, on
your first visit to the school, scan
your driver’s license into the Meghan’s
Law database. Volunteers and
visitors will only need to scan their driver’s license the first time they
visit Springton Manor. Each time you
visit, we will print a new sticker badge for you to wear into the school. Before leaving the school, be sure to check
out with the main office staff to inform them your visit has concluded.
SPECIAL EXCUSE PROCEDURES:
Please refer to the parent handbook located on the
Springton Manor website. This should
answer any of your questions regarding vacations and excuse for absences.
- Please REMIND
YOUR CHILDREN to check before leaving home in the morning to be sure they
have their lunch or lunch money, homework, library books, instruments,
projects, etc. This teaches your child
responsibility and saves you the inconvenience of making a trip to school to
bring the forgotten item. It also cuts
down on classroom interruptions, which are a major concern.
- For security reasons, NO STUDENTS OR PARENTS will be readmitted to a classroom to pick up
forgotten items. This includes HOMEWORK.
Please encourage your child to pack carefully at the end of the day
and “double check” to make sure he/she has everything that’s needed for home.
- If your child participates in a before school
activity or tutoring, please DO NOT DROP
THEM OFF PRIOR TO THE DESIGNATED START TIME. Teachers are not in the building and there is
no supervision. Your children are not allowed to stay in the office until the teacher
arrives due to safety and liability reasons. Please make other arrangements for your
children if your schedule does not allow you to drop them off at the designated
time. You will be called to come back
and pick them up.
- Also, SIBLINGS
ARE NOT TO BE DROPPED OFF with your children who are participating in these
morning activities. You will be called
to come back and pick them up.
- The DASD Cafeterias are going GREEN. Monthly breakfast and lunch. Monthly menus can be found on the main page
of the Springton Manor Elementary School website http://www.dasd.org/Page/2664
Mrs. Diane C. Boff