Notes from the Principal
Dear Elkhart Families,
Elkhart Elementary is An IB World School
At Elkhart we believe that all our students have the potential to go to college and prepare for a career. In order to do this we must get all students to achieve proficiency in reading, writing and mathematics while they are still in elementary school. We promise to do our very best to give them a rigorous and excellent education so that we can set them up for success at the middle school, high school and college, but we also need your help. Students who come to school ready to learn are more successful. Here are some tips and information that will help us all work together for the success of all our students.
We have a strict attendance policy for all students. Any students missing three or more days in the year are subject to the district’s truancy referral process. Students that miss 4 days of instruction in a month or 10 in a year are subject to a court referral. Please don’t let your student miss any school days because it is very difficult to catch up on any missed instruction.
Breakfast In The Classroom
Breakfast will be served, free of charge, to every student during the first ten minutes of class. Please make sure that your student is at school, on time everyday if you want them to receive breakfast. Tardy students will not have access to breakfast.
The bell hours for next year are from 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Classroom doors will open at 8:40.a.m. Any students arriving after 8:45 a.m. will be considered late for school and sent to the office for a Tardy Slip. Please try to schedule appointments before 8:45 a.m. or after 3:15 p.m. so that they don’t interfere with school hours and so that your child doesn’t miss any instruction.
Before and After School Care
The YMCA provides before and after school child care on-site for students from 6:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. every day. They also provide child care on holidays, vacation days and teacher work days. Their price is very reasonable and they have a sliding scale for families that need financial help. If you need more information about the YMCA please ask at the main office.
Students that are well dressed for school tend to focus more on their school work and less on fashion. Elkhart Elementary School has a dress code. Students wear shirts (collared and sleeved) that are solid white, light blue or dark blue. Students may wear dress pants, shorts, skirts, skorts or jumpers that are navy blue or khaki. Jeans or sweatpants are not allowed. Sweaters and sweatshirts must be solid white or blue. No logos or designs are allowed except the Elkhart logo. The Elkhart logo is not required, however, we do have an outside vendor that sells these in the building a couple of days per week. To find out when they are coming, please check at the main office. Students that don’t wear the dress code are subject to disciplinary measures equivalent to breaking any other school rule. Thank you for your support with our dress code.
As always, we are here to serve you and to ensure the best education for your child. If you have any questions, please call, 303-340-3050.