Parent Student Handbook » Parent Responsibilities

Parent Responsibilities

  • To see that all health records and emergency phone numbers are up to date.
  • To notify the school every day the child is absent for any reason.  Call 626 299-7090 - Option 1 before 9:00 A.M.
  • To notify the office, in writing, when parents are going to be out of town.  Please write the name and phone numbers of persons in charge of the child.
  • To see that children arrive and depart from school promptly during assigned hours.  This is especially important on minimum days.
  • To make certain your child knows and understands where and with whom he/she goes after school.
  • To understand and comply with the school medication policy.
  • To understand the school discipline policy.
  • To understand and follow the irregular departure procedure.
  • To see that children attend school well nourished, well rested, and free from illness and that they are dressed appropriately for the weather. 
  • To keep a child at home if their illness is, or may be contagious, presenting any danger of infecting other children.
  • To follow these Guidelines for When to Keep Your Child at home:
    • Temperature - do not send your child to school with a fever. Your child must be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school.
    • Vomiting - Your child must not have vomited for 24 hours prior to returning to school.
    • Nasal discharge, troublesome cough, or diarrhea -  increases the risk of illness to other children and staff. Please keep your child at home.
    • Contagious diseases - Your child must stay at home when showing symptoms of a contagious disease such as strep throat, pink eye, flu, impetigo, ringworm, coughing and rash.
  • To have an emergency plan ready at all times for someone to be available to pick up your child if they become ill or injured at school.
  • To notify the school promptly if a child has a contagious disease such as pediculosis, chicken pox, measles, impetigo, strep throat, conjunctivitis, etc., and to keep the child at home in accordance with school district policy.  Some examples follow:
    • Fifth Disease – as soon as student is diagnosed the school must know so that staff can be notified.  This disease can be dangerous for women in early pregnancy.  The student may attend school if fever is not present and the child feels well.
    • Pediculosis – student must be shampooed with a pediculocide shampoo, have all nits removed and  be checked by school personnel before re-entering school
    • Chicken pox – student must remain home for six days from the onset of the rash
    • Impetigo- student must have a note from the doctor and all lesions must be covered
    • Strep throat – isolation for 24 hours after antibiotic therapy begins
    • Conjunctivitis – student must stay at home for two days while under treatment; may return when eyes are clear and medication is not required during school hours
  • Please call the Office 626 799-7090 for the policy on other diseases
Items Brought to School
    • Phone Use: Student use of the school telephone is for emergencies only. Please make prior arrangements with your children regarding after-school plans. We do not recommend that elementary students bring cellphones to school. If they are brought to school, cell phones must be turned off and kept in backpacks during school hours.
    • See that all articles of clothing and property are well-marked with the student's first name and last name.
    • Send no medication of any kind with children. “Medication” is defined as either prescription drugs or over the counter drugs such as Tylenol, cough drops, etc.  Parents or other adults must personally bring medication of either type to the office.  Medication of either type must be authorized by a physician in writing to be administered by the office and with a signed note from the parent.  A parent may personally administer medication during school hours without a physician's consent.  Any changes in dosage must be authorized in writing by a physician.  Any unauthorized medication will be confiscated by the Health Coordinator or designee. Students may not carry medication on their person or keep it in their desks or backpacks unless specific written permission from the parents and the prescribing physician is on file in the Health Office.
    • Please see below for a thorough explanation of the school medication policy.
    • To make certain that children understand that they may not sell anything at school unless it is under adult supervision, has the Principal's approval, and is done before or after school.  This includes Girl Scout cookies, Boy Scout tickets, YMCA candy, etc.
    • Birthday parties are not celebrated at school. 
    • Parents have expressed concern about students eating non-nutritious food so frequently and without their consent.  Teachers have expressed concern about the cumulative loss of instructional time.
To monitor items brought to school.  DO NOT SEND ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
  • Glass containers such as Snapple bottles or other beverage containers
  • Toys, balls, trading cards or other expensive items
  • Large amounts of cash money