CONTENT

Academic Regulations

Grading Policy

Extracurricular Activities

Discipline

Safety

Attendance

Nutrition

Dress Code

Outdoor Activities

Transportation and Parking

Regulations Pertaining To Parents

Grade Level Supplies

After School Daycare

Bus Service

 

ACADEMIC REGULATIONS

 

Homework

Homework is an important and valuable extension of learning and classroom instruction.  It is intended to reinforce daily lessons and provides practice to expand the application of knowledge and skills. It develops creativity, independent thinking skills, organization of time, and promotes self-discipline and sound study habits.

Please allow your child to work independently on his /her homework.  The best way to support your child is to be aware of what has been assigned and provide a suitable time and place to study.  We encourage parents to support their children with specific assignments only when necessary.  Homework is assigned to students in all grade levels Monday through Thursday. Weekend homework or enrichment activities may also be assigned occasionally.

 

Home Reading

As a school, we encourage our students to become life-long learners and readers. Parents should encourage 15-30 minutes of leisure reading every day. Daily leisure reading is not included in the homework assignments.  Reading daily will significantly increase fluency and improve comprehension skills. Most importantly, reading stimulates the mind and directly contributes to academic success in all subjects, verbal and written expression, and promotes a positive self worth.

 

Late Work

Students are required to complete and return all assigned work on time.   Students with excused absences, such as an illness, will have the opportunity to complete the missed classwork and make-up tests.  If a child misses school, we ask that the parents pick up the assignments from the teacher or office after school dismissal.

 

Test Policy

No more than two tests are scheduled for the same day. Scheduled quizzes are considered equivalent to daily homework.

 

Cheating

Acts of cheating or plagiarism will result in student receiving an “F” on the test or the assigned work.

 

Academic Pink Slip

All students earn cooperation grades for their study habits and behavior patterns. A student may receive an Academic Pink Slip for the following reasons:

  • Missing three homework assignments within 10 school days
  • Three incomplete homework assignments within 10 school days
  • Being repeatedly unprepared for classroom work

After receiving three pink slips, parent(s) will be contacted for a meeting with the teachers and the academic advisor. In addition, the student will lose one grade increment in his/her academic grade.

 

Library

The library is a resource center to meet the academic and intellectual needs of every student. The librarian and the teachers assist students to find the books appropriate for their needs and interests. The students visit the library once every two weeks.  They have the opportunity to borrow books of interest to read for leisure. Checked -out books must be returned to the library within two weeks. Parents are responsible for lost or damaged books.

 

GRADING POLICY

The academic program is comprised of four quarterly reporting periods. Students, grades 1-5, receive a report card at the end of each quarter. Kindergarten students receive a report card at the end of each semester.

The following grading scale applies to grades 1-5.

Academic Grading Scale
A+ 100-97 4.3

 

Exceeds grade level standards

A 96-93 4.0
A- 92-90 3.7
B+ 89-87 3.3

 

Meets grade level standards

B 86-83 3.0
B- 82-80 2.7
C+ 79-77 2.3

 

Partially meets grade level standards

C 76-73 2.0
C- 72-70 1.7
D+ 69-67 1.3

 

Below grade level standards

D 66-63 1.0
D- 62-60 0.7
F 59-0 0 Fails

 

 

Students are graded for work habits and behavior they demonstrate at school:

Cooperation Grading Scale
4 Excellent

Exemplary conduct, exemplary work habits.

No infractions.

3 Good

Good behavior, satisfactory work habits.

No infractions.

2 Needs Improvement

One to three infractions.

Needs to improve behavior and work habits.

1 Unsatisfactory

Four to six infractions.

Behavior and work habits not meeting grade level standards.

 

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

Co-Curricular Activities:

  1. School fairs
    1. Reading Day
    2. Science Fair
    3. Math Festival
    4. Armenian History Day

 

  1. Cultural Exposure:
    1. School assemblies
    1. Armenian Cultural Day – Month of October
    2. St. Vartanank
    3. April 24 – Armenian Genocide Commemoration
    4. May 28- Armenian Independence Day

 

  1. Educational Field Trips
    1. Star Eco Station
    2. Museum of Natural History
    3. California Science Center
    4. Discovery Center
    5. Santa Monica Aquarium
    6. Leonis Adobe Ranch
    7. Ronald Reagan Library
    8. Gene Autry Museum of Western Heritage
    9. Armenian Genocide Museum
    10. Ararat Home
    11. San Fernando Mission
    12. Griffith Observatory
    13. Kids Space Children’s Museum
    14. Chumash Indian Museum
    15. Los Angeles Discovery Cube

 

  1. Athletic Games and Activities KAHAM – Interscholastic Armenian School Games
    1. Basketball: Grades 1-8, Boys and Girls
    2. Volleyball: Grades 4-8, Boys and Girls
    3. Track and Field: Grades 1-8, Boys and Girls
    4. Soccer: Grades 1-8, Boys and Girls
    5. Table Tennis: 3-8, Boys and Girls
    6. Chess: 3-8, Boys and Girls
    7. Cross Country: 3-8, Boys and Girls

DISCIPLINE

Discipline is an essential component of the educational system. Teachers build positive, trusting relationships with their students by using various approaches and techniques to support the “Assertive Discipline” guidelines adopted by Holy Martyrs Marie Cabayan Elementary School. The goal is to create and maintain an effective and efficient learning environment by teaching students positive behavior patterns.

Teachers implement the following steps to encourage positive behavior:

  • Praise
  • Privileges
  • A call or a note to the parents
  • Tangible rewards
  • A good grade in cooperation (“Good =3” or “Excellent=4”)
  • A note to the Administration

 

The administration will respond to the student misconduct according to its severity as follows:

  • Corrective warning
  • Loss of privileges
  • A written note in the assignment book
  • Call to parents
  • Behavioral Report to parents
  • Conference with student
  • Loss of grade points in Cooperation grade (“Needs Improvement” or “Unsatisfactory”)

 

Behavioral Blue Slip

If a student’s misbehavior persists, a Behavioral Blue Slip will be sent home. After three Behavioral Blue Slips, parents will be called to a meeting either with the teacher or the teacher and a representative of the administration as follows:

  • Conference with student, parent and teacher
  • Conference with student, parent, teacher and administrator

 

Enrollment Termination

The school does not tolerate aggressive behavior.  A student caught in aggressive action such as fighting, pushing, hurting, causing injury or harm to others, throwing objects, damaging school property, and carrying out malicious actions of similar nature, will be reprimanded first, then subjected to behavioral probation and subsequently subjected to enrollment termination from school in the following order:

  • Warning
  • Behavioral Probation
  • Enrollment termination

SAFETY

For the safety of our students, the following policies have been established.

 

Fire and Earthquake

The school conducts fire and earthquake drills to prepare students in the event of an emergency.  Every classroom is equipped with an emergency bin that includes a first aid kit, drinking water, food, blankets, and other emergency supplies.

 

Campus Safety

  • Drinks in cans and glass bottles are not allowed to be brought to school.
  • Toys of any kind are not allowed in school.
  • Electronic equipment are not allowed in school.
  • Buying, selling, or trading personal belongings are strictly forbidden.
  • Deliberate damage to school or peer property will not be tolerated, and students will face consequences accordingly. In addition, parents will be responsible for repair or recovery of damaged property.

 

Playground Safety

  • Students are encouraged to spend the morning recess to eat a snack, drink water, and use the bathroom.
  • Running is allowed in designated areas only.
  • All kinds of disputes among children must be brought to the attention of the playground supervisors.
  • Students must not engage in acts of hitting, pushing, shoving, uttering foul language, or other similar behavioral patterns. Such acts will not be tolerated and parents will be notified and the student will face consequences accordingly.

 

Other Prohibited Activities

Students will face appropriate consequences for willful disobedience to a supervisor, teacher, administrator, or other school personnel. In such cases, a notification will be sent to the parent(s).

 

Illness and Medication

Very ill students are encouraged to stay home for quick recovery.  Students who have contagious diseases or infections must be kept home.  Students are not allowed to carry medication on them during school hours.  The medication, along with written consent from the parent, must be sent to the office.

ATTENDANCE

Class instruction, Monday through Friday, begins at 8:20 a.m. Concludes at 3:15 p.m. for grades K-2 and 3:25 p.m. for grades 3-5.

 

Tardiness

Students who arrive to class after 8:20 a.m. will be documented as tardy. Repeated tardiness will negatively affect student participation score.

 

Absence

Parents are encouraged to notify the school office about a scheduled absence.  Absences for medical reasons documented by a licensed physician or absences for emergencies are considered excused absences.  Students absent from school in excess of 15% of school days (27 days) during an academic year will be retained.

  • Parents must call the school office in the morning to notify a student’s absence.
  • Parents are encouraged to schedule medical or other appointments after school hours; however, if an appointment is scheduled during school hours, the student must first report to the office before going to class.
  • Under no circumstances can a student leave the school premises without first clearing with the office.

Please note that it is the student’s responsibility to make arrangements with the teacher for any missed class work, homework, missed tests, or quizzes.

 

Early pick-up

Parents are advised to send an advance notice to the teacher and school office if a child has a pre-scheduled medical or other appointment. Students should be picked up at the main office.

 

School dismissal 

After school is dismissed and children are released from classrooms, students are not allowed to go back to their classrooms to pick up belongings.  Such guidelines are placed to teach students to be responsible and take home the necessary homework material on a timely manner.

 

NUTRITION

Holy Martyrs Marie Cabayan Elementary School promotes health and wellness by providing a daily balanced meal for students in grades K- 5th. Students have the option to eat lunch from school by purchasing lunch tickets from the office. Parents, also, have the option to send a sack lunch with their child.

Our school is dedicated to guiding students in making healthy lifestyle choices. Our Health and Wellness Team works year round to communicate information with the families by sending newsletters, as well as visiting the classrooms as guest speakers.

For additional information regarding our nutrition policy and healthy habit suggestions, visit the nutrition section on the website.

 

Lunch/Snacks

A balanced meal consisting of a main dish, rice or salad, whole fruit and milk is served daily. The monthly Lunch Menu is distributed to the students every month, as well as posted on the www.ferrahian.com website under the “NUTRITION” Section. Students can also bring a packed lunch from home.

Students are encouraged to bring at least two healthy and nutritious snacks from home on a daily basis. We urge that students eat healthy and nutritious snacks.  Nutritious snacks such as fruits, vegetables, dry fruits, etc., are recommended.  Since drinks in cans or glass bottles are not safe or allowed in school, students should bring boxed juices or juice pouches. Hard candy, chocolate bars, corn nuts, popcorn, chewing gum, chips, cheese balls, and similar snack items are not allowed in school.

 

Cafeteria rules

Students must obey cafeteria rules. Violations may result in appropriate consequences. The following apply:

  • Students are expected to enter the Cafeteria quietly with their teacher and sit at assigned tables.
  • Appropriate table manners must be exercised.
  • Students must clear off their own plates, lunch boxes, and throw away any trash.
  • Only after thoroughly completing their lunch, the cafeteria supervisor will excuse the student.

DRESS CODE

 

Uniform

Students are expected to be in clean and neat school uniform during school days or at school-organized activities, including field trips.  Exceptions may occur on scheduled non-uniform days, when proper attire will be required. On Fridays, students are allowed to wear any Holy Martyrs T-Shirt or school sponsored shirt. Last Friday of each month is “free dress day.”

The official school uniform of the Elementary School is:

Boys

  • White, short or long sleeved polo shirt with school logo (only plain, white undershirt to be worn under the polo shirt),
  • Navy blue pants or shorts (cargo)
  • Gray sweatshirt or hooded jacket with school logo
  • Solid white, black or navy blue socks
  • Shoes or tennis shoes (open toe shoes are prohibited)

 

Girls

  • White, short or long sleeved polo shirt with school logo

(only plain, white undershirt to be worn under the polo shirt)

  • School plaid jumper or plaid skirt
  • White, black or navy blue leggings or biker shorts maybe worn under the jumper/skirt
  • Gray sweatshirt or hooded jacket with school logo
  • Solid white, black or navy blue socks
  • Navy blue pants can be worn on cold days (leggings may not be substituted for pants)
  • Shoes or tennis shoes (open toe shoes are prohibited)

 

Students are NOT allowed to accessorize with the following:

  • Jewelery
  • Leg warmers
  • Black leggings
  • Black pants
  • Nail polish
  • No dangling earrings
  • No structured hats
  • No long scarfs or bandanas
  • Substituting leggings as pants
  • Lace or patterns not allowed for all socks, stockings, or tights

 

PE Uniforms

 

Students must be in PE uniforms during PE classes.  The official PE uniform of the Elementary School is:

  • Yellow T-shirts with the school logo and ARMENS insignia
  • Navy blue shorts with the school logo
  • Gray sweat pants with the school logo for grades K-5

This is only to be worn on PE days.

 

Hairstyle Code

 

Boys and girls must come to school with neatly combed hair.

 

Boys’ hair length must be as follows:

  • Hair must not cover the eyes
  • Hair must not extend over ears
  • Hair must not cover the shirt collar

 

Girls’ hair must be groomed as follows:

  • Hair must be combed off the face
  • Hair must be combed above eyebrows
  • Long hair should be tied back

 

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

 

 

Physical Education

  • On PE days, K-5 grade students may come to school dressed in PE uniform.
  • PE uniform and tennis shoes are required for PE class.
  • On cold days, students are allowed to wear gray color sweatpants instead of shorts. The school sweatshirt may be worn over the PE T-shirt.
  • If a student is very ill or has an injury and is unable to do PE, he/she must bring a note from home requesting to be excused. The school will assume that the student is too ill to play at recess and at lunch time on that day.
  • Prolonged excuse from PE requires a note from the student’s physician.

 

Field Trips

All grade levels are scheduled to go on two field trips during the school year.  Permission slips are sent home prior to the trip for signature and applicable fees.  The completed forms must be returned to school before the actual day of the field trip.  Transportation and all other related expenses are determined by the school based on the nature of the trip. Students are required to be in school uniform on all field trips.

 

 

TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING

 

 

General Policy

Parking on the school premises is a privilege and not a right. All parents, teachers, staff, and students must adhere to the following regulations:

  • All drivers must respect the directives of the school security officers or any other school employee temporarily replacing a security guard.
  • The school is not responsible for any kind of damage caused to a vehicle while on school grounds, including collision, theft, burglary and other damage.
  • Violators of the parking lot regulations will be notified.
  • Reckless drivers will be notified by the parking attendant and will receive a written warning from the Administration.

 

 

Parking Lot Hours of Operation

  • Parthenia Parking Lot
    1. The lot is accessible from 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    2. The Administration building iron gate, with direct access to the playground is closed from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Hayvenhurst Parking Lot
    1. The parking lot is accessible in the morning from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
    2. The parking lot is accessible in the afternoon from 2:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

 

 

Specific Regulations

 

  • Speed Limit: The speed limit in the parking lots is 5 mph. Reckless or careless driving may lead to serious consequences and threaten the safety of the children and other pedestrians.

 

  • Drop-off: The Hayvenhurst parking lot has four parking rows, one drop-off lane and one through-traffic lane.  The parking spaces in the lane immediately next to the soccer field must be used for drop-off purposes only.  If you need to accompany your child to a classroom or to the Main Office, please park on both sides of the through-traffic lane.

 

  • Entrances: Parents grades K-5 are encouraged to use the Hayvenhurst entrance. This will allow the Preschool parents with very young children to use the Parthenia parking, which is closer to the Preschool classrooms.

 

  • Oversized Cars: SUV and mini-van drivers must use the Hayvenhurst parking lot that has larger parking spaces.
  • Congestion: Parents are urged to leave the campus immediately following drop off or pick up of their children to allow room for flow of the traffic.

 

  • Parking Spaces: Students and parents are required to park their cars in the parking spaces designated and or assigned by the security officers.

 

  • Signs: Parking lot signs must be respected at all times.
    1. Please do not park on designated Disabled Parking spaces without proper display of a Disabled Parking Placard.
    2. Please do not park in designated reserved staff parking spaces.

 

  • Blocking:
    1. Please do not block neighbors’ driveways. Your car might be towed away.
    2. Please do not double-park.
    3. Please do not park in front of the trash bins after 9:00 a.m.
    4. Please do not park or drop-off children specifically at the red zone marked areas and in front of the fire hydrants.

 

  • Street Parking: Please do not park on the streets immediately adjacent to the school entrances — this will obstruct the view of other cars.

 

  • Child attendance:
    1. Please do not leave your children in the car alone. This is a major safety issue that may result in child abuse charges.
    2. Please do not ask the security guards to watch over your children in the parking lot. They have many other responsibilities to fulfill and are instructed not to accommodate such requests.

 

  • Congregating: Please do not socialize with other parents in the parking lots. This hinders other parents from utilizing the parking spaces for drop-off or pick-up purposes.

 

  • Theft: Please lock your cars, especially while left unattended. Please do not leave purses or valuables in the car.

 

  • Noise: Honking, music, or other disruptive noise are not allowed in the parking lots or on the school grounds.

 

  • Loitering: Please help the school keep the parking lots clean. Please, do not leave fast food bags and trash in the parking lot.

 

 

 

 

 

GENERAL REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO PARENTS

 

  1. Classroom visits. Parents are not allowed to enter any classroom. This is a major distraction to our children and it deviates their attention away from instruction. Parent(s) who wish to visit a classroom must make an appointment with the office and teacher ahead of time.

 

  1. Parent-Teacher Conferences. Parents are encouraged to attend the parent/teacher conferences during the first and third quarters of the school year (please refer to the Main Calendar on the school website).  Teachers or parents may request a conference as necessary to discuss a student’s work and progress.

 

  1. Personal Conference with teachers. Parents who wish to have a personal meeting with a teacher must first arrange for an appointment through the school office.

 

  1. Guest Speakers. Visiting lecturers must first clear through the office.

 

  1. Early Release. For early pick-up, parents must go to the office and wait there until the child is called by office personnel. Roaming around the campus is not acceptable.

 

  1. Forgotten Items. Parents should not approach school personnel, including custodians, to allow them into a classroom to pick up forgotten items.

 

  1. Propaganda. Pamphlets, announcements, or any kind of printed materials should not be distributed anywhere on the school grounds without permission from the Administration.

 

  1. Smoking. Smoking is absolutely not permitted on Campus.

 

  1. Holiday Season Gift Giving to Teachers and School Employees: In as much as a show of appreciation to teachers is encouraged; however, it should not be in the form of gifts. A symbolic gesture to teachers such as a card or a simple handcraft artwork made by a student will suffice.

 

  1. Student Gift Exchange: Students, under the supervision of a Homeroom Teacher, may exchange gifts among each other before Christmas vacation; however, the value of the gift should not exceed the $10 limit.

 

Elementary School Grade-Level Supplies

 

On the first day of school, students must bring to school the corresponding grade-level supplies in boxes or packets with the name of the student clearly indicated.

 

Kindergarten First Grade Second Grade

1)      A backpack for carrying homework

2)      A box containing a change of under-garments, a top, pants or skirt, and socks

3)      Two boxes of tissue paper (Kleenex)

4)      One box of wet wipes

5)      One folder with pockets

6)      One roll of paper towel

7)      Lunch box

8)      Dance shoes for dance class

 

1.      One pair of scissors

2.      One bottle Elmer’s glue

3.      One box of #2 pencils (24 count)

4.      Two erasers

5.      One box of crayons (24 count)

6.      NO MARKERS AND NO PENCIL CRAYONS

7.      Three folders with two pockets

8.      Two boxes of tissue (to be shared with the class)

9.      One supply box

10.  One roll of paper towel

11.  Two pack of wet wipes

12.  Dance shoes for dance class

13.  12” ruler (one side metric, one side customary)

1.      One bottle Elmer’s glue

2.      One pair of scissors

3.      Three dozen #2 pencils

4.      One eraser

5.      One box colored pencils or crayons

6.      One enclosed pencil sharpener

7.      Two pocket folders (everyday folder, Friday folder)

8.      Three boxes of tissue paper (to be shared with the class)

9.      One pack of wet wipes

10.  12” ruler (one-side metric, one side customary)

11.  One pencil box (to store supplies)

12.  Colorful highlighters              No Markers!

13.  One composition notebook

14.  Two notebooks (for math and Armenian)

15.  Lined wide-ruled paper

16.  Two packs of 3×5 index cards

17.  Dance shoes for dance class

 

 

 

Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade

1.       One, three-subject notebook (for Armenian)

2.       Five 3-subject notebooks

3.       One bottle Elmer’s glue

4.       One box colored pencils or crayons

5.       Five 2- pocket folders (two without Pictures)

6.       One pair of scissors

7.       One enclosed pencil sharpener

8.       Three dozen  #2 pencils – not mechanical

9.       One eraser

10.    One red pencil

11.    One ruler (with inch and centimeter measurements)

12.    Four boxes of tissue paper (to be shared with the class)

13.    Two packs of wet wipes

14.    Two red pens

15.    One Webster’s Thesaurus

16.    One Merriam-Webster Children’s Dictionary

17.    One composition notebook

18.    Post-it notes

19.    Two packages of loose leaf paper (college ruled)

20.    Dance shoes for dance class

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.       Three, three-subject notebooks (for Armenian, Math, and Social Studies )

2.       One, five-subject notebooks (for English)

3.       One composition notebook (for Armenian)

4.       Two, one-subject notebook (for social studies and Science)

5.       One graph notebook 8.5×11, 80pg.

6.       Pack of stick glue

7.       Two dozen #2 pencils

8.       Erasers

9.       One pair of scissors

10.    Two enclosed pencil sharpeners

11.    Box of red pens and a box of colored pens

12.    One box colored pencils or crayons (for Art class)

13.    Four folders with two pockets (an everyday homework folder, Armenian folder  and Friday folder)

14.    Four  boxes of tissue paper (to be shared with the class)

15.    One packages of loose leaf paper (college or wide ruled)

16.    Two highlighters

17.    One Armenian/English dictionary

18.    One Armenian / Armenian Dictionary

19.    One  Dictionary

20.    One Thesaurus

21.    Five packs lined Index cards 3×5

22.    Post-it notes (large size)

23.    One 12” ruler (one side metric/one side customary)

24.    Dance shoes for dance class

25.    Two packs of wet wipes

26.    One pair of scissors

1.       Four, 3-subject notebooks (for Armenian, English, Math, and Social Studies)

2.       One, one-subject notebook (for Science)

3.       One composition notebook (for Language Arts)

4.       Two, 1” three ring binder

5.       One bottle Elmer’s glue

6.       Pack of stick glue

7.       One dozen #2 pencils

8.       Four erasers

9.       One pair of scissors

10.    One box of colored pencils and crayons

11.    Four folders with two pockets

12.    Two boxes of tissue paper (to be shared with the class)

13.    Three packages of loose leaf paper (college ruled)

14.    Two each black, blue, red, and green pens

15.    One box of red pens

16.    One Armenian/English Dictionary

17.    Two packs, 3×5 index cards

18.    Two enclosed pencil sharpeners

19.    One 12” ruler (one side metric/one side customary)

20.    One pack of post-it notes

21.    Dance shoes for dance class

 

 

AFTER SCHOOL DAYCARE RULES

 

The administration provides after-school daycare service at the North Hills Campus for students, grades K-5. The administration besides providing basic day care services to our students, also provides supervision to non-daycare students at all times.

 

Early Morning Supervision: Students who are dropped-off on campus during 7:15 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., will be under the supervision of a Teacher Assistant, while both parking lots are monitored by security guards. During this time period, the students must stay in the cafeteria or play in the school yard per the discretion of the yard supervisor. There is no charge for early morning supervision.

 

After-School Supervision and Daycare: After the last bell (3:15 p.m. for students Grades K-2 and 3:25 p.m. for students Grades 3-5) the parents have 15 minutes to pick-up their kids. Students who are not picked-up on time will be taken to the library. The supervision is free of charge up to 4:00 p.m., thereafter supervision charges will incur. Parents may choose to register their kids to the After-School Day Care program. Please, see the available daycare programs below:

 

After-School Day Care: The students will have the chance to study and do homework independently under the supervision of a teacher or a teacher’s aide. Students must be registered in the office for this service.

  • Supervision 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. The fee is $60/month.
    • Late pick-up after 4:30 pm: A penalty of $3.00 will be charged for each additional 15 minutes.
  • Supervision 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. The fee is $120/month
  • Late pick-up after 5:30 p.m. – A penalty of $3.00 will be charged for each additional 5 minutes to cover the extended stay of the day-care personnel. After-School Supervision:
Students grades K-2 Not-registered for Daycare and not picked-up on time
  • 3:15pm – 3:30pm – supervised in classroom – no charge
  • 3:30pm – 4:00pm – supervised in library – no charge
  • 4:00pm – 5:30pm – supervised in library – $1.00 late charge for each 5 minutes
  • Late pick-up after 5:30 p.m. – A penalty of $3.00 will be charged for each additional 5 minutes to cover the extended stay of the day-care personnel.

 

Students grades 3-5 Not-registered for Daycare and not picked-up on time

  • 3:25pm – 3:45pm – supervised in yard & playground – no charge
  • 3:45pm – 4:00pm – supervised in library– no charge
  • 4:00pm – 5:30pm – supervised in library – $1.00 late charge for each 5 minutes
  • Late pick-up after 5:30 p.m. – A penalty of $3.00 will be charged for each additional 5 minutes to cover the extended stay of the day-care personnel.

 

Encino Bus Riders

    • 4:00pm – 4:15 p.m. Siblings of bus riders must be supervised in the library at no charge
    • 4:15pm – 5:30pm – supervised in library – $1.00 late charge for each 5 minutes
  • Late pick-up after 5:30 p.m. – A penalty of $3.00 will be charged for each additional 5 minutes to cover the extended stay of the day-care personnel.


SCHOOL BUS SERVICE RULES

The administration provides bus shuttle service between the two campuses. The bus fee for school year is $800/year per child payable on the 16th of every month over ten months.  The bus schedule is as follows:

  • Departure from North Hills Campus: 7:25 a.m., Arrival at Encino Campus: 7:55 a.m.
  • Departure from Encino Campus: 3:30 p.m. – Arrival at North Hills Campus: 3:55 p.m.

Due to limited space, enrollment is on first come first serve basis.

 

School Bus Rules and Regulations

  • Students shall follow the instructions and directives of the bus driver at all times.
  • Students must be courteous to the driver and fellow passengers.
  • Students shall enter the bus in an orderly manner, go directly to their seats, and remain seated facing the front of the bus while the bus is in motion.
  • Students shall remain seated until the driver opens the door.
  • Students shall not obstruct the aisle with their legs, feet, or other objects.
  • Students shall refrain from behavior that distracts the driver. Examples of such behavior are yelling, singing, whistling, scuffling, throwing objects, etc.
  • Students shall not put hands, arms, head, or any part of their body out of the bus window.       They should neither throw any objects from the bus.
  • Students shall not litter the interior of the bus, tamper with bus equipment, damage or deface the bus, nor damage any property near or at bus stops.
  • Students shall not bring animals, birds, reptiles, or insects on the bus.
  • Students shall not chew gum, eat, or drink while on the bus.

 

Disciplinary Provision: The disciplinary rules and regulations of the School apply to school bus riders at all times. Students must also follow the directives of the bus driver. There will be disciplinary consequences for inappropriate behavior as determined by the school administration.

 

Medical Release Statement: In the event the School is unable to get in touch with me, I grant my consent to the School to provide emergency medical treatment to my child by a registered nurse or a licensed physician and to get in touch with the emergency contacts on file.

 

Hold Harmless Provision for Off Campus Activities: I agree to hold the school harmless of any liability during off campus activities resulting from change of plans and/or itineraries, travel delays, unforeseen additional expenses, and deviations from the original plan.

 

After-Hour Supervision for Bus Riders at the North Hills Campus: The school policy states that all students must be under supervision at all times while on school grounds.

Thus, students who ride the bus from the Encino Campus to North Hills Campus must be picked up promptly as soon as the bus arrives at North Hills Campus at 4:00-4:10 p.m.  In the event the student is not picked up in a timely manner, then the student must be under supervision.  Either of the following options applies:

  1. The student goes to daycare in the library or the computer lab and remains under the supervision of the daycare supervising teacher.
  2. The student remains in the courtyard under the supervision of the field supervisor.
  3. In both cases the after-hour supervision fee applies. Please see the rules pertaining to supervision.