Principal's Message

Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year

Greetings Parents and Families,

Welcome to John Dewey Elementary School for the 2018-2019 school year. We are excited to begin a new year where you will witness a great educational transition! Prepare to be our partners as we work diligently to create world class leaders. Our goal is to develop a love for reading, math, writing and lifelong learning, we look forward to the growth that will occur in one school year.
 
Here are a few things that you will need to know:
  • Parents / all visitors must present their ID in the main office.
  • Famiy members / friends must be on the emergency contact form in order to pick up your child from school.
  • Be sure that you complete all forms and return to John Dewey.
  • Parents are not permitted to park in the front of the building during arrival and dismissal. Please follow the flow of traffic around the building.
  • All scholars must be in dress code daily.
  • To ensure your child's success – have them in school and on time daily.
  • Dismissal – Be sure to communicate with your child's teacher in advance regarding how your child will get home, no early pick-ups after 3:00 pm.
  • Check your child's folders and book bags daily – very important information will be sent home, homework and study sheets will also be sent home. 
  • Prepare to communicate with your child's teacher. Each teacher will send home codes for Remind.com OR Class Dojo. In addition you may email your child's teacher and building administration.

    Sincerely,

    Mrs. T. Thompson, M.Ed

 
PARENTS WHO PICK UP YOUR STUDENTS AT JOHN DEWEY:  Important Dismissal Information
 
First Grade Parents:
  • If you pick up your scholar at John Dewey – dismissal is at 3:45 - door 2 on the side of the building, please enter the lot and follow the traffic pattern so that we keep everyone safe.
  • Remain in your vehicle – we will bring the scholars to your car.

Kindergarten Parents:

  • If you pick up your scholar at John Dewey – dismissal is at 3:45- door 4 in the rear of the building, please enter the lot and follow the traffic pattern so that we keep everyone safe.
  • Remain in your vehicle – we will bring the scholars to your car.

Pre-K Parents:

  • If you pick up your scholar at John Dewey – dismissal is at 3:30- door 3 or 4 in the rear of the building, please enter the lot and follow the traffic pattern so that we keep everyone safe.
  • Parents, Guardians, Daycare providers – MUST ENTER the building and sign out the scholar daily.
  • Parents, Guardians, Daycare providers – MUST ENTER the building during arrival and sign in the Pre-K scholar and walk them through the breakfast line.

If your child in Kindergarten or First Grade will ride the school bus – WHSCD Transportation Department will send you:  Bus #, the bus stop location, time of arrival and time of drop off.

Dismissal procedures are created to keep every child and adult safe. Procedures work best when everyone follows- please be patient and follow the dismissal procedures at all times. 

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