A school-wide Open House for all students/parents is scheduled for either Monday, August 8th or Tuesday, August 9, 2016. At least one parent is required to be in attendance, along with the student. Some supplies may need to be purchased in the lunchroom (see supply list).
MIDDLE SCHOOL Open House-Monday, August 8th
MIDDLE SCHOOL students (grades 6-8) will attend a “pass a class,” visiting homeroom and then each classroom for approx. 10 minutes. Time is from 8:30 until 10:30 a.m. One parent is required to attend, along with the student. Some supplies may need to be purchased in the lunchroom.
PREK, ELEMENTARY and HIGH SCHOOL Open House-
Tuesday, August 9th
HIGH SCHOOL students (grades 9-12) will attend a “pass a class,” visiting homeroom and then each classroom for approx. 10 minutes. Time is from 8:30 until 10:30 a.m. One parent is required to attend, along with the student.
K5-5th grades- There will be two classroom sessions for these grades. Please adhere to the following schedule:
●Families whose last name begins with A-L should attend at 11:00 a.m.
●Those whose last name begins with M-Z should attend the 12:00 p.m. session.
Your child will see the classroom and get acquainted with his/her teacher. If you have more than one child in the area, you should attend both sessions.
PreK3 & PreK4- Families may stop by between 10 a.m.-12 p.m. to see the classroom and get acquainted with his/her teacher.
(Full day K3 students will need to purchase a nap mat from the lunchroom.)
Returning students are required to have a current Physical Health Form (yellow), which is good for 2 years (one year for athletics). We must have the following forms for all new students when school opens.
· 4 DPT · Measles (MMR) · Varicella
· 3 Polio · 3 Hepatitis B Series
Children entering K5-12th must have the following immunizations for the 2016-2017 school term:
5 DPT · 2 Measles (MMR) · 2 Varicella
· 4 Polio · 3 Hepatitis B Series
**Students entering grades 7 and up must show proof of:
· tetanus-diphtheria booster
SCHOOL START DATE AND TIMES
Classes will begin Wednesday, August 10th.
Doors will open for grades 6-12 at 7:35 a.m.
and classes will start at 7:45 a.m.
Doors will open at 7:40 a.m. for preschool through 5th grades
and classes begin at 8:00 a.m.
This year, public schools in Hillsborough County will also start on August 10th. There will be much congestion and traffic around the school and parking lot. We appreciate you bearing that in mind as each family adjusts to the car line and increased flow of traffic.
DRESS CODE and UNIFORM INFORMATION
K3 and K4 children do not have to wear school uniforms, but their attire must be neat at all times. We ask that they do not wear short shorts or spandex shorts. Grades K5-12 are expected to wear school uniforms, purchased from our supplier, Educational Outfitters, 3904 W. Hillsborough Ave., Tampa, FL 33614. Please note: Uniforms or clothing should not be purchased anywhere other than Educational Outfitters. P.E. uniforms are also purchased from Educational Outfitters.
All students in middle school and high school students
taking P.E. will need to purchase P.E. uniforms.
There are a few dress code changes: Colors for socks and shoes have been increased and acceptable colors for boys or girls in all grades K-12 are: white, brown, navy, tan, black and grey. **The primary color for sneakers should also be one of these; sneakers (any type of athletic shoes) may also include a stripe around the edges of a brighter color). Girls may wear leggings under their skirts, skorts or dresses of any of the above colors acceptable for shoes and socks. However, they may only be worn on days when the temperature is below 60 degrees. These changes will be included in the parent/student handbook for 2016-17.
Cell Phone Policy for Middle and High School Students:
Middle and high school students are not permitted to use a cell phone on campus during school hours (7:45 a.m.-3:15 p.m.). After school, students should not use cell phones until they have left the school buildings. Any use of a cell phone in school during school hours by students in those grades will result in disciplinary action.
If a middle or high school student brings a cell phone to school, the cell phone must be locked in the student's locker and must be turned off. If a student brings a cell phone to class and carries it during the school day, a faculty or administrative member may confiscate it (Confiscated phones will be held and released to parents on Fridays only between 1:00-3:30 p.m.)
A second offense will result in the cell phone not allowed on campus for the remainder of the school year.