|Report Cards||Parent/Teacher Conferences|
|Emergency Closing of School||Tardy Policy|
|Homework Requests||Family Vacations|
|Student Dress & Grooming||School Pet Policy|
If your child will be absent from school, you should follow these guidelines.
Telephone at 516-7525--be prepared to give your name, your child's name and his/her teacher's name, and the length of the absence. Absences should be called in before 9:00am/morning students and before 12:30 pm/afternoon students. A note should be sent to school with the student upon his/her return.
|Grade Level||Classes Meet From:|
|Grades 1-5||8:15-2:30 p.m.|
Report cards are issued quarterly. Issue dates are as follows:
11/12, 2/4, 4/15, 6/12
Parent/Teacher conferences are scheduled for the following times:
|--Monday, November 24th (8 - 11 & 5-8pm)|
|--Tuesday, November 25th (12 - 3 & 5-8pm)|
Parents are encouraged to visit their child's classroom during the school year. Your visit must be pre-arranged with the school office, at the convenience of the classroom program. All visitors are required to report to the school office before they are allowed access to the classroom.
Please listen to or watch one of the radio or television stations listed below.
WGN-AM WBBM-AM WLS-AM WUSN-FM WLS-FM FOX32-TV
It is the policy of Ardmore School, that chronic tardies (10 times or more) will be referred to the county truant officer.
Children who are tardy more than two times in one week, no matter what the excuse, will forfeit their lunch recess and bring home a note for parent signature and return.
Bus difficulties and extreme inclement weather would excuse a child's tardiness.
Homework may be requested from the classroom teacher after 2 days of absence. Teachers will take into consideration absences when collecting homework and additional time will be given to complete it.
We are aware that sometimes circumstances prohibit taking vacations during long weekends, winter and spring break, or summer vacation. If a vacation is scheduled, please alert the classroom teacher and the office at least one week in advance. Homework, however, will not be given to your child until his/her return. We encourage journal writing, reading, and the practicing of math facts during vacation.
Proper student dress and grooming is the responsibility of the student and his/her parents. Dress and appearance are considered a matter of individual decisions and taste. However, a student's dress and grooming must be in the best interest of the school with respect to the health, welfare, and safety of the individual and the student community. The attire must not interrupt the orderly process of education in the school.
Tops that are
... ...bare midriff or bare backed
... ...built-in wheels
Clothing & jewelry ...
...that may be distracting or unsafe
...with inappropriate words, phrases or symbols
...outerwear such as hats, scarves, coats, & gloves worn in school
...short skirts or short shorts
Backless, platform, and slip-on shoes are NOT allowed for P.E
Make-up and "fad" hair styles that are distracting are NOT permitted unless for Halloween or "Crazy Hair Day".
Ardmore School teachers and administrators care about animals and pets. However, we care about the health and safety of children. Bringing animals to school can cause children to be at risk both physically (allergies, scratches, bites) and emotionally (scared or frightened).
For your animal's safety and children's, even leashed dogs or cats should stay off school property.
Animals that would enhance the curriculum or stimulate interest and creativity are welcome with prior permission from the classroom teacher and principal.