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FAQ (rev 9/2019)
 
Q. How do I contact my child’s teacher?

 

Send a note to the teacher, call the school to leave the teacher a voicemail message, or email the teacher at his/her school email address, CLICK HERE FOR “Staff Directory”.

 

Q. How can I contact my child if I have to give him/her a message during the day? Are cell phones allowed?

 

Call the office, and school staff will contact child to relay the message. Students are not allowed to use cell phones during the school day (although they are allowed to use them before and after school). Please note that if school staff becomes aware that a student has a cell phone during the school day (i.e., if the student takes the cell phone out of a backpack or pocket for any reason, or if it the phone makes any noise), the cell phone will be confiscated.

 

Q. What supplies does my child need?

 

Each teacher provides a list of necessary supplies to students when they enter the class. Different classrooms and different grade levels have different requirements. For the first day, elementary students should simply bring a backpack and a lunch. Teachers will give students everything else they need until the parent has an opportunity to gather the items on the supply list if they can.

 

Q. How often will my child have PE? Does he need a uniform?

 

K-5 has PE for 100 minutes per week (20 minutes daily for students in 1st through 3rd grade; 50 minutes twice per week for students in 4th and 5th grades). No uniform is required for elementary students..

 

Q. If my child forgets his lunch, how can I get it to him?

 

Lunches should be labeled with the student's name and left on the side table in the main office. Students can come to the office during nutrition, recess or lunch to retrieve their lunches. However, please be aware that the office will not contact the classroom to inform the students that their lunch is waiting for them - students have been informed that it is their responsibility to come to the office to check to see if such items have been left for them.

 

Q. Is there a dress code? What is it?

 

Yes there is. It is in the Student Responsibility Contract and the BHUSD Discipline Policy and Procedures Handbook. Students must wear clothes that are neat, clean, unfrayed and in good repair. They may not wear attire which bears inappropriate logos or detracts from the academic environment of the school or affects the safety of the individual (head bands, hats/caps, sagging pants, hanging belts, low cut necklines, halter tops, spaghetti straps, blouses or pants that expose the stomach or undergarments, etc.). Lipstick, colored lip gloss, and make-up are NOT permitted, and student hair shall be neat, clean, and natural looking in color and style. Students shall not wear thick, bulky chains, inordinately long earrings, or wallet chains. Wearing inappropriate clothing to school may result in the parent being contacted and the student being required to return home to change to more suitable attire.

 

Q. What is the earliest I may drop my off my child? What is the procedure for drop off/pick up?

 

Students may arrive at school beginning at 7:30 a.m. All students should be dropped off at the gate to the playground on Charleville Blvd., west of the front gate. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO. 

 

Q. I am a working parent. What is the latest I may pick up my child? What type of supervision is available?

 

The latest pick up is 4:00 p.m. There are playground aide supervision on the playground until that time. If a child is in the Recreation and Parks Department's Adventure Camp program, the latest pick up time is 6:00 p.m.

 

Q. Are there places where my child can do Homework after school? Is library open after school? Is there peer tutoring?

 

Students in 3rd-5thgrades may go to the library for quiet study after school until 3:45 p.m. daily. The Beverly Hills Recreation Department provides tutoring to students on Tuesday afternoons; for more information about this program, please contact the main office.

 

Q. What are the options for lunch? What is the cost to purchase a school lunch?

 

Students in kindergarten through 5th grades may either bring their own lunches or purchase lunch in the cafeteria. For weekly menus and payment options, click HERE.  .

 

Q. Are there Kosher and vegetarian options available?

 

Yes.

 

Q. How can I find contact information for other children in my child’s class?

 

Our Student Directory can be found in HM Purple Pages found online in Membership Toolkit.   

                                                           Purple Pages

 Additionally, your child’s teacher or Room Parent will distribute an email roster for your class.

 

Q. What are the opportunities for volunteering?

 

The PTA has an extensive list of things for which they need volunteers. Please click the link below to view current opportunities.

                                

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Q. Are there late days and alternative schedules?

 

Every Wednesday school begins at 9:30 a.m. In addition, all students are released from school early on a periodic basis. For specific dates and times, please refer to the school calendar or contact the school office.

 

Q. Is there playground supervision available on early dismissal days?

 

There are playground aides on duty on the playground between the time when students are dismissed and 4:00 p.m.

  

Q. If I am volunteering at school, do I have to check in? Sign in? Wear a badge? What are visitor procedures? Are there parking provisions?

 

All visitors and volunteers sign in at the office and receive a badge. When they complete finish working on campus, they turn in the badge and sign out before leaving. Parking is available on the street; please be sure to comply with the posted signs.