VENTURA PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – 2016-17 INFO ITEMS
SCHOOL SUPPLIES – The DD School District will continue with the policy of all students paying a fee for school supplies. This year, the fee amount has been reduced to $20.00 per student. This fee can be paid at the Back to School Night (September 6, 5:30 p.m.), or directly to the office, in the form of cash, check or money order.
SCHOOL DAY BEGINS – Students should have arrived in their classrooms by:
9:00am Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri (Doors open at 8:45) 10:00am Wednesday (Doors open at 9:45)
BREAKFAST IN CAFETERIA – 8:25-8:55am M/T/Th/F 9:25-9:55am Wednesday
SCHOOL BEGINS AT 10:00AM EVERY WEDNESDAY
Ventura Park starts school at 10:00am every Wednesday, to allow one hour for Professional Learning to all teaching staff. Buses pick up students one hour later than their regular time each Wednesday.
MAINTAINING A LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FREE FROM INTERRUPTIONS
Students are dismissed at 3:15pm, everyday Monday-Friday. If you pick up your child at school, please plan to wait until 3:15. Picking up students can be disruptive to each child and to the class. Students are not released earlier than 3:15 except in cases of emergency.
DENTAL HEALTH SERVICES CHANGE
Fluoride tablets will no longer be distributed at school, as in years past. David Douglas School District will instead be working with Multnomah County School and Community Oral Health in providing services in the area of dental sealants. For more information: https://multco.us/services/dental-sealants.
LICE MANAGEMENT POLICY
Under the David Douglas SD lice management policy, students with symptoms of nits and/or live lice may remain at school and in class. If nits/lice are observed on a student by a staff member, the school health assistant or the school nurse is informed as soon as possible, who then makes contact immediately with the child’s family, to inform the family and to provide treatment information. Having nits/lice is a student’s personal/private health information; however there may be times when, as a preventive measure, the school provides head lice management information to parents of students in individual classrooms. All parents are encouraged to follow the head lice management strategies recommended by the Multnomah ESD School Health Services at the Head Lice Resource Info web page: http://www.mesd.k12.or.us/Page/510.