Pomona Elementary School

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Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

1st - 5th Grades 8:45 am to 3:50 pm

Morning Kindergarten 8:45 am to 11:50 pm

Afternoon Kindergarten 12:45 am to 3:50 pm

Wednesday - Early Release Day

1st - 5th Grades 8:45 am to 1:50 pm

Morning Kindergarten 8:45 am to 10:55 pm

Afternoon Kindergarten 11:40 am to 1:50 pm

 

Drop off

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Parking Lot / Bus Loop Etiquette

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MORNING DROP OFF

  • Pull all the way up in the outer drop off zone
  • Do not use the center lane in the parking lot for dropping off your child
  • Have your child exit the vehicle quickly
  • Once your child has exited the vehicle, please continue on and exit the parking lot
  • If your child needs your assistance with getting out of the car, please find a parking spot

AFTERNOON PICK UP

  • Park your vehicle in a parking space and walk to the sidewalk to meet your child

BUS LOOP

  • The bus loop is for BUSSES ONLY from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • All students who ride busses will line up at the end of the day in their designated bus lines.

bus

Bus transportation is provided to children in the Pomona attendance area who live more than two miles from school. Where students are ineligible for school district transportation, the parent may contract privately with

First Student if it will not cause deviation from the existing routes. Information on specific bus number, bus stop and stop time for individual students is available at the school office or at First Student Contract Services,

(970) 241-1570 OR you can click on the following link to the First Stop Locator.

    It is our hope that you stress to your child the importance of proper conduct at the bus stop and on the bus.

We want to be sure that every Pomona student has a safe and happy ride to and from school.

 

Bikers

If your student is riding his or her bike to and from school, we ask that they walk their bikes on and off the

school grounds This ensures student safety for walkers and bike riders. All bicycles must be parked in the designated bicycle racks on the north side of the main building. We strongly encourage the locking of all bikes

and the wearing of bicycle helmets. I bike riders are expected to follow traffic rules.

Volunteers and staff have been assigned crosswalk duty to assist children in getting across Patterson Road and

25 1/2 Road. There will be a crossing guard available before and after school on 25 1/2 Road, and after school

on Patterson Road. Please take time to help your child learn how to cross a busy street safely.

attendance

Except in the case of illness or emergency, children must be at school every day. Parents are strongly urged to avoid taking children out of school for activities that could be scheduled outside of the school day. If your son and/or daughter must leave prior to the end of the school day, he or she must check out through the school

office and check back in through the school office when returning to school.

Tardiness and Absences

Research has shown us that the first fifteen minutes of the day are crucial for children's learning in school,

and that it is educationally detrimental to students who are absent at the start of each day and miss

hearing instructions and participating in the beginning of lessons. In addition to loosing valuable

educational preparation time, it is also distracting to the rest of the class when a student enters the room after

the class has started and the teacher has to stop instruction to bring the late arriving student up to speed with

the rest of the class. We at Pomona ask that you as a parent make it a priority to get your children to school on time, so their day starts on a positive note.

Each time a student is going to be late or absent from school, we ask that you personally call the school office

at (970) 254-4990 before 9:00 am the day of. If a student is absent for 3 or more days due to illness, then a

written note from the child's physician is requested.

If a child arrives at school after the second bell (8:50 am) then he or she is considered tardy. If at all possible,

the parent or guardian should accompany the student to the school office, where he or she will receive a tardy slip. The tardy slip should be given to the classroom teacher. The ensures that the student is not

marked absent for the day.

*Please notify your child's teacher and the school office if you know in advance

of any prolonged absence such as illness or vacation.

*Under no circumstances shall a student be released to an adult who does not first

appear in the office to sign the student out.

 

Emergency

Inclement weather or other factors may result in closing schools, delayed opening, or early dismissal. School closing will be announced through news stations, the district web site and social media. Close contact is

maintained with the district transportation office, bus company, highway department, weather bureau,

and news media. Closing decisions are made as early as possible. On a questionable day, please check the

district web site HERE. Please complete the emergency/enrollment form. Complete and accurate contact

information, including home and work phone numbers, is very important! If there is a change of

address or phone number, inform the school promptly.

 

nurse

The Pomona Health Assistant is a professional who works with other school personnel to ensure the academic success of students by promoting good health and wellness. Some of the duties of the Health Assistant include:

  • Performing state-mandated screenings of vision and hearing
  • Ensuring compliance with required immunizations for all students
  • Administering and monitoring student medication
  • Maintaining student health records

Students are not treated in the health clinic for old wounds including lacerations, splinters, etc. These should

be handled at home. In addition, the school Health Assistant does not diagnose or prescribe any treatment,

this is the responsibility of the family physician.

If a child becomes ill or injured at school, he/she will be cared for, and the parent will be notified. Simple

first-aid will be administered, but no medication will be given unless the medication and written permission is

on file with the office. The responsibility for further care rests with the parents or family physician. When a

student becomes ill at school, the parents or guardians are notified and expected to come for the child immediately. Please keep your contact information updated.

There are times when a student should remain at home for his or her own welfare and for the protection of

other students. Illnesses that may require you to keep your child at home are listed below:

  • A sever cold
  • Tonsillitis, sore throat, or swollen neck
  • Swollen glands accompanied by a fever
  • An undiagnosed rash or skin eruptions
  • Any communicable disease, for example, chicken pox, strep throat, pink eye, etc.
  • Fever over 100 degrees during the past 24 hours
  • Vomiting or diarrhea within the past 24 hours
  • Head lice or scabies ( until treated with an appropriate medication for 24 hours)

Health News

Meds

Since medical treatment is the responsibility of the parent and the family doctor, medications are rarely given

at school. In most instances, the parent is urged, with help from the family physician, to work out a schedule

for giving medication outside of school hours. The only exceptions involve special or serious problems where

it is deemed absolutely necessary to give medication at school. Medicine will be given only when the child's

parent or physician has filled out a "REQUEST FOR MEDICATION TO BE GIVEN AT SCHOOL" form and signed by

both. This form is available in the school office or your child's doctor's office. The medication must be in a

properly labeled container. All medicine will be kept locked in the health assistant's area.

Communications

One of our most effective ways of letting you know what is happening is through a written note home. Please reinforce with your child the importance of being the "messenger". Thursday is designated as Pomona's

Take Home Day for school wide issues, programs and communications.

Classroom newsletters will be periodically sent home to help keep you updated on what your child is

doing in class. Watch for the "Thursday Folder".

A student may use office telephones in an emergency only. Phone calls will not be permitted for such

uses as; forgotten homework, sneakers, to ride another bus home, etc.

Students are discouraged from distributing party invitations at school. We encourage parents and

students to handle the distribution of party invitations through the mail.

 

Report Cards

Students receive report cards at the conclusion of every nine week period. These report cards will be sent

home with the students. The Final report card is mailed to your home on the last working day of that the

Pomona office is open. You can also view your child's report card and info at Parent VUE.

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held at the end of the first nine week period and in the spring before the

end of school. Spring Conferences may include meeting with teachers and or students individually or in an

open house setting. Additionally we hold two winter night conferences for students that may be needing

more academic interventions. These conferences are by invitation only.

 

visitors

Parents are encouraged to visit the school and/or their child's classroom. We ask that all visitors check in and

out at the office when visiting the school, and wear a visitor tag. Please be sensitive to the learning

environment when visiting. We value your involvement. By volunteering you are showing your child that

you value education and you support our school. If you are planning on staying for lunch, please call the

office at (970) 254-4990 prior to 9:15 am on the day of your visit.

 

dress code

Students should come to school dressed in a way the dignifies out school and the work that goes on at Pomona. Shirts, bloused, and tanks tops must provide coverage of shoulders or have a minimum shoulder of at least

3 inches. Shirts must be long enough to cover the midriff and meet the tops of pants or shorts. Clothing with spaghetti straps should not be worn at school. Clothing that advertises alcohol, tobacco, dugs, etc. are inappropriate for the school setting. Shorts may be worn, but must be at least fingertip in length.

Appropriate footwear is important to your child's safety at school, and be appropriate for recess and physical education. The wearing of open toed shoes and sandals creates a greater possibility of injury. Students are

required to wear sneakers on days they have physical education.

In inclement weather, please send your child to school in appropriate clothing. Coasts and gloves, as well as

proper footwear are important to keeping your child comfortable while outside on the playground.

 

Lost and Found

To avoid potential loss of articles, mark names clearly and permanently on your child's belongings. A lost and

found box is maintained at school. Lost articles will be placed in this box and we encourage parents and

children to check this box periodically. at the end of each semester, the unclaimed lost articles will be given

to a local charitable organization.

playground

Students are under the supervision of a teacher and/or aide while on the playground. Students should play

only in areas that can be seen by the supervising staff member. Supervision of students on the playground

begins at 8:25 am and ends at 3:55 pm (1:55 pm on Wednesdays).

 

sports

Children are allowed to bring their own playground equipment, with the exception of hard bats and balls, to

play with on the playground. No electronic devises including CD players, Game systems, IPODS, etc. will be

allowed at school. All items brought from home must be clearly marked with the child's name. The school

cannot be responsible for items lost or stolen. Safety is our main concern and we reserve the right to

exclude any items we deem unsafe or inappropriate.

 

Cafeteria

Parents are welcome to eat lunch or breakfast with their child. Please sign in at the office before you join them. The cost for school meals are as follows:

  • Student Breakfast $1.60
  • Adult Breakfast $2.00
  • Student Lunch $2.60
  • Adult Lunch $3.75
  • Milk or Juice $0.70

If you plan to eat lunch with your child, please call the office by 9:00 am that day.

Breakfast will be served from 8:25 am to 8:45 am daily. To view breakfast and

lunch menus, please visit the District web site HERE.

Meals can be paid for daily in the kitchen between 8:25 am to 8:45 am. Please make checks payable to Pomona Elementary School. You can also make payment on-line

at My Payments Plus, or you can pay by phone at 1-866-393-4498.

Reduced student breakfasts and lunch's are available to those who qualify.