Introductory Attendance Period for New Students
All new students attend St. Isidore School on an introductory basis for the first quarter of attendance. The introductory period of attendance is intended to give new students the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to achieve a satisfactory level of academic performance, behavior, and attitude to determine whether the new school meets their expectations. The school uses this period to evaluate student capabilities, attitudes, attendance, and overall performance. After the first quarter of attendance, the school may end the relationship.
Local High Schools often ask for names, addresses and phone numbers of junior high students. We will supply this directory information unless a parent specifies otherwise.
Grades 1-8, Kindergarten
7:30 – Students may arrive and line up in Safety Zone
7:40 – First bell rings – Students enter school building
7:50 – Second bell rings – School begins – Students considered tardy after this bell
11:40 – Lunch begins
12:20 – Lunch ends – Classes resumes
2:55 – All students dismissal
Preschool (3 & 4 yrs old): Three options
8:00 – 11:00 Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8:00 – 11:00 Monday through Friday
Full Day Monday through Friday
Students who do not ride buses should be dropped off at school no earlier than 7:40AM. There is no supervision prior to this time. If you are in need of before school care, your child can attend our 4-day program. Please follow the traffic plan. The Popeye’s Lot is used only for parking and walking a student to the Safety Zone. This lot may not be used for drop off.
Parents are asked to respect parking lot safety regulations to insure the safety of all students. You may park in the lot in front of the church and walk to meet your child in the Safety Zone.
If a student needs to reenter the building for any reason, he/she must report to the office. Parents and students may not go back to a classroom without permission from a teacher or office personnel.
SAFETY REGULATION, BUSING
Parking lot safety is extremely important at St. Isidore School and Parish. There are hundreds of students that come and go to St. Isidore School and Religious Education. Please follow all drop-off and pick-up rules to assure the safety of all students.
- Entrance to drop-off and exit from drop-off is from GARY AVENUE ONLY. You may not enter from or exit to Army Trail Road.
- Cars that wish to park and escort their children or watch while their children walk to the Safety Zone MUST park in the POPEYE’S LOT. This is the only thing that the POPEYE’S LOT may be used for.
- Children that are dropped off should only exit the car from the curbside. Please make sure that children are prepared to exit. It can slow the line down if time is being taken to gather book bags, etc.
- Children can exit the car all along the curb. This means that you do not have to be right in front of the Ministry Center. Children can get out in front of the church and walk towards the Safety Zone in front of the Ministry Center.
- Entrance to pick-up and exit from pick-up is from GARY AVENUE ONLY. You may not enter from or exit to Army Trail Road.
- When you enter the parking lot and park to wait for your child, please park facing the church. DO NOT BACK UP. Everyone will be exiting in the same direction. This will assure everyone’s safety.
- To leave your parking spot, turn right and curve out towards Gary Avenue.
- You may use Popeye’s lot at this time to wait for your child also. Please be cautious, as there will be other patrons of the restaurant using the lot at this time. Students may not leave the Safety Zone until a parent is present.
- NO DOGS or other pets are allowed in or near the Safety Zone or in the school without prior permission. Please keep your pet in the car if your bring it along to pick up your child. We have students that are extremely allergic to animals and want to assure everyone’s safety.
PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT ANYONE WHO DROPS OFF OR PICKS UP YOUR CHILD IS AWARE OF THESE SAFETY PROCEDURES.
Students who reside in District 93 are eligible for bus service. Parents of bus students must inform the school office in WRITING that a student will not be riding the bus. We cannot accept a verbal message from a student that he/she is not riding the bus. No student may bring a friend home on the bus. All students riding the bus are expected to follow all rules and behave in an orderly, respectful manner at all times. Students are representing St. Isidore School at this time. Violation of bus rules may result in suspension of bus privileges. Students will not be allowed to change their mode of transportation without a written note from a parent/guardian. If a student is a bus student, he/she will ride the bus unless a note is written. Please do not ask your child to exit with the bus students if they are not riding the bus.
For the safety of your child, St. Isidore School requires the following information regarding any child who attends a day care center before or after school:
- Child’s name
- Name, address and phone number of day care center
- Authorization from the parent to release the student to the center and its representative
- Mode of transportation that will be used to transport the child.
- Videotaping and/or photographing of students
Occasionally students may be photographed/videotaped while participating in school and school related activities including fundraisers. It is understood that these images may be used in a positive publication (newspaper, parish website, etc.) to publicize the school and its students. The diocese allows for this positive publicity within diocesan guidelines. You will find the diocesan agreement attached to this handbook. If you do not want your child pictured, you must complete the diocesan waiver that is also attached to this handbook…
HEALTH, FAMILY EMERGENCY INFO
Illinois law requires physical examinations for all students immediately prior to entrance into preschool, kindergarten and sixth grade. Kindergarten exams are accepted for entrance into first grade. Dental exams are required for incoming Kindergarten, Second and Sixth graders. Eye exams are required for incoming Kindergarten students. Physical Examination forms are sent to each parent after a child has been accepted into the school. All exams must be completed and sent to the school office NO LATER than the first day of school. All immunizations must be up to date at this time. This is in accordance with Illinois Law.
In the case of a minor accident or injury, basic first aid will be administered in the school office, the classroom or playground. The parent will be contacted only if it appears to be necessary.
In case of accident or serious illness, the school will attempt to contact the parent/guardian. If the parent or guardian cannot be reached, the school will attempt to contact the child’s physician whose name appears on the emergency card. If neither of these can be reached, the school will make whatever arrangements are necessary. A student must be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school.
Lice can occur at any time of year in any situation. It is not a reflection on family cleanliness or behavior. If lice are discovered at school a parent will be called. The expectation is that a student will be nit free when returning to school. It is the parents’ responsibility to check for lice and/or nits and to notify the school if either are found on your child.
The school is forbidden by Illinois Law to administer medication without prior written approval/authority from a doctor to do so. Students that are under a doctor’s care must have a medical form on file in the school office. This form can be obtained from the school office and MUST be filled out and signed by a doctor. The PARENT and DOCTOR’S signature must be on the form before any medication can be administered. All medication should be brought to school in the prescription bottle with signed instructions, forms, etc. All medication must be accompanied by a doctor’s prescription. This should be brought to the school office immediately upon the student’s arrival. Inhalers must be kept with the student at all times. These cannot be kept in the school office. Epi pens are kept in the child’s classroom, office and lunch room. No medication of any kind will be dispensed without a written doctor’s prescription. This includes Aspirin, Tylenol, Cough Medicine/Drops, etc. If your child/children have a medication that is stored in the school office, it is the responsibility of the parent to pick it up at the end of the school year. If not, it will be destroyed by June 30.
Hearing and Vision Screenings
Hearing and vision screenings are administered by the county health department. These are just screenings and do not replace a visit to a professional doctor. Preschool, Kindergarten and Grade 2 will take both tests. Grades 1, 3, 4 and 8 will take one. There is no charge to you for these screenings.