The first day of school is Monday, August 13th for 3rd-12th grades. K-2nd will have a staggered start schedule (see home page for schedule)
Kindergarten—AM 9:00-12:00 & PM 12:35-3:35
1st-5th Grade—9:00-3:35 & 6th-12th Grade—7:40-2:35
Thursday, August 30th 7:00-9:00PM is parent orientation for new and returning parents. It is not intended for students and/or young children. All parents attending the orientation will meet in the school auditorium at 7:00pm.
You will also have an opportunity to choose your own time slot for parent-teacher conferences which will be held in November.
Friday attendance/newsletter from the school office sent via email. (Remember to check the email address you provided the school)
Remember—Communication works both ways. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the teacher before you become frustrated. The best way to initiate communication with your child’s teacher is via email.
Volunteering/Visiting The School
We love it when our parents and grandparents come to help at the school. The best help is preplanned with the teacher and consistent. When volunteering or visiting the school, you must check-in at the school office to get a visitors badge. Please use the office entrance when visiting the school. Expect to be “put to work” when you visit a classroom. We believe adults are the best models for teaching work ethic.
School Breakfast and Lunch
Parents can check their child’s account balance as well as put money on a child’s account online. Details and instructions can be found on the school website along with a lunch menu. Please make sure your child has money for meals. Breakfast costs $1.00 and Lunch cost $2.15 1st-12th.
Students who don’t have money on an account will be given a peanut butter sandwich the first day, no lunch the second day.
Free and Reduced meals are available for those who qualify. Applications are on the school website under the Compass Cafe link under the Quick Links.
As a small district, we are able to contract for 3 buses to transport students to and from school. We are happy to provide this service to our families and it will continue to be financially feasible as long as we continue to offer large group stops rather than picking students up at individual stops.
Therefore, if you are new to Compass or have moved over the summer, please look at the most recent bus route to select a stop that is closest to your home.
REMEMBER –You must complete a Transportation Form (available on our website) and allow a minimum of two days for Brown Bus to process your information before your child will be allowed to ride the bus.
Busing is available just “one way” for Kindergarten. AM Kindergarten may ride the bus to school and PM Kindergarten may ride the bus home from school. An adult must be at the bus stop to pick up the Kindergarten student.
Please report your student's absence by 10am. You can report the absence by calling the school at 855-2802 OR you can report the absence online by clicking on the Attendance link found under Quick Links on the school website.
*For safety reasons, please turn off your cell phone during student pick-up & drop-off
For student Drop-off and Pick-up, parents will enter the back parking lot and drive behind the gymnasium building toward the playground. Students can load the vehicle when it is parallel to the cafeteria. Please don’t make arrangements with your child to meet you in another location for pickup as this prevents adult supervision and creates a safety issue.
WATCH OUT for students walking and riding bikes! Also, please be kind and courteous to other drivers by not leaving your vehicle while in the drop-off/pick-up line.
When you come to visit or volunteer, you may enter and park in the front parking lot. However, all visitors/volunteers need to move their vehicles from the front parking lot by 2:15pm prior to secondary bus pick-up.
Middle School Credit System (7th & 8th only)
If you have a “one day” transportation change for your child such as: they are going home with a friend or a grandparent is picking them up rather than having them ride the bus, etc. Please, Please, Please provide a note and/or email your child’s teacher AND the school office.
Written notes are required for students to ride the bus with a friend.
Calling the school office at the end of the day is NOT the best way to ensure that your child gets the message. In fact, if you call with less than 30 minutes remaining in the day, we can’t guarantee that your child will be able to change their normal transportation routine for that day.
Arrival and Departure Schedule
Stay Informed/Be Involved
We encourage all parents to attend monthly School Board meetings and Parent Faculty Association (PFA) meetings.
The School Board meets the second Thursday of each month at 7:00PM.
The PFA meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30PM.
Meeting agendas are posted at the school as well as on the School website at www.compasscharter.org.
Week of August 13-17posted Aug 10, 2012, 8:09 PM by Kelly Trudeau