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LORANE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Office hours are from 8:15AM – 4:15PM.
Welcome to Lorane Elementary School We are excited to kick off the 2011 – 2012 school. We have included helpful information for our families as we prepare for the first day of school on Monday, August 29, 2011. Please review all the information enclosed and if you have any questions, please contact us at 610-582-8608.
SCHOOL DAY 9:00AM – 3:40PM
AM Kindergarten – 9:00AM – 11:50AM
PM Kindergarten – 12:50PM – 3:40PM
Students enter the building at 8:50AM. Students will be marked tardy if they arrive to school after 9:00am. If your child arrives late, you must accompany them to the office and sign them in. Students who come to school after 12:00pm will be marked for a half day absence. To report a student absence, dial 610-582-8608 and press 2. A written excuse is also required in order for the absence to be noted as excused. Written excuses must be provided within three (3) days of the absence. Excuses cannot be accepted after the three days. In addition, if your child is absent for three (3) or more days consecutively you must provide a doctor’s excuse.
Students will board buses at the front of the building at DISMISSAL Students being picked up by private vehicles including daycares at the end of the day will exit through the gym lobby. There will be no parking in the front of the building from 3:30PM-4:00PM due to bus dismissal.
Our cafeteria serves both breakfast and lunch. Breakfast is served from 8:50 – 9:05AM.
Parents are requested to pre-purchase 10 lunches at a time. Each student receives a pin number, which keeps a running total of how much lunch money is left in the student’s account. Checks should be made payable to Exeter Township School District Cafeteria Fund. You may also pay online through the district website. The LunchBox Internet Parent/Student Account Access System is the easiest and fastest way to access your child"s lunch account - right from the comfort of your home. This may be accessed by going to the district website.
Enclosed with this letter is your child’s transportation form. If your child’s transportation plans should ever need to change from the established routine, please be sure to send a note to the child’s teacher to help ensure that you child reaches the proper destination. Requests for changes of bus stops must be done by filling out a district bus change request form 5 days in advance of the change. No more than one pick up/drop off stop will be approved for each student.
Emergency forms will be sent home the first day of school. Please review the information, make corrections and return to the school as soon as possible. It is very important for us to have up to date information in order for us to contact you in the event of an emergency. If during the school year your contact information changes, please call the school office and provide us with the updated information. Parents/Guardians can view the emergency information on SKYWARD that the district has on record and may request changes electronically.
Parents K-12 have access to Skyward. Skyward provides parents with a secure database of all student information and allows administrators, teachers, parents/guardians and students to view academic progress. Skyward can be used to view academic progress, daily attendance, upcoming assignments, teacher messages, and much, much more. You only need one username to access all your children. To obtain your username and password, simply contact the building where your child is enrolled. Security is very important to the district. Secretaries will need to verify information or ask that you visit the office to obtain your login information. Curriculum Overview Night We would like to invite you to the Lorane Curriculum Overview Night. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet your child’s teacher, visit your child’s classroom and to learn about the year ahead. This event will be held on Wednesday, September 14, 6:30-8:00PM. From 5:30-6:30, prior to the Curriculum Overview there will be an APT Social Hour. During this time you will be able to learn about the various events hosted by the APT, fundraising activities, and have the opportunity to sign up to volunteer. We hope that you will be a part of this vibrant organization in their support of Lorane.
On the first day of school your child will be receiving many important informational items. Please review all the information with your child, especially our Elementary Handbook.