GATOR TALK

August 2017

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

We welcome you and your child to West Leesville Elementary for the 2017-2018 school year!  We look forward to working with you and your student(s). Our teachers have been working very hard making preparations for this new school year. 

Please review this IMPORTANT information:

1.    School hours for students are from 7:45-2:45 Dismissal starts at (1st load) 2:45, (2nd load) 2:50, and (Parent Pick-Up) 2:55.  Students can be dropped off between 7:20 and 7:40, however they MUST be in their classroom by the 7:45 bell.  If your child will be eating breakfast, please make sure they are in the cafeteria no later than 7:25.  Parent pick-up will not begin before 2:55 PM.  Please do not begin to line up before 2:40 PM.  ALL students will report to the bus line or the parent pick-up line.  Parents should not be waiting in the office, sidewalks, or hallways for students.  Please drive through the circular driveway and duty personnel will escort your child to your vehicle as you pull up in line.  EVERY vehicle MUST have a VISOR SIGN to identify student(s) to be called.  These measures will allow for the safety of all students.  Please send a note to notify your child’s teacher of ANY change in your child’s regular transportation routine.

   

Students must be in their classroom by 7:45 AM.  If not, the student  MUST be signed in at the office by a parent/guardian and receive a tardy slip to enter class.  Students with appointments will need to be signed out through the office BEFORE 2:15 PM.

 

Three (3) UNEXCUSED tardies and/or early check-outs per six-weeks will result in an after-school detention (Thursdays only) from 2:50-3:50 PM in the school library.  Students that are habitually tardy may be assigned to Saturday detention.

 

2.    Student uniform dress code continues to be in place.  Shirts MUST be uniform colors (White or Black) with OXFORD or POLO style collars.  Belts must be worn with belt loops. Please refer to the handbook.  Our spirit t-shirts can be worn on Fridays and are available for $15.  Please send the order form and payment to your child’s teacher.  Make checks payable to West Leesville Elementary.

 

 

3.    ALL VISITORS MUST report to the office and receive a visitor’s pass for a scheduled parent/teacher conference.   Visitors are not permitted to go to a classroom without a visitor’s passYou must have a valid ID to visit our campus.  This is for the safety of all students and the protection of instructional time.

 

4.    To ensure student safety, please purchase bookbags small enough to be stored under the bus seat upon boarding the bus.  In the past, rolling bookbags have caused numerous accidents and are NOT allowed.  Before boarding any bus, students must CARRY bookbags. 

 

5.    West Leesville students will receive free breakfast and lunch for the 2017-2018 school year.

 

6.    Please visit our school’s website at www.vpsb.k12.la.us for information updates.  The Parent Communication  Center will also be available for you to keep track of your child’s academic progress.   

 

           We anticipate another successful year at W.L.E.

 

 

 

       Kristie Beasley              Christina Heather           Kayla Bush         

                  Principal                                  Asst. Principal                         Counselor