Dropping Off Forgotten Items at the Office

Ooops! My Learner Left Something at Home
Effective, Monday, October 4, 2021, if parents choose to drop off an item (instrument? water bottle? sweatshirt? pencil case? homework? lunch?) that their learner forgot at home, the main office will be happy to collect these items, but we will no longer be calling classrooms to have the learner come out of class to retrieve the item. These phone calls create a substantial disruption to all learners.

 

If your learner forgets an item, prior to bringing the item to the main office, we ask that families first consider if the item is, in fact, critical for the learner to have. If this item is deemed as essential and as one that the learner can not go without for the day, our main office team will be happy to receive the item and hold the item in the main office. Then, we will do our best to contact the teacher in a way that does not cause classroom disruption.

 

Please note that the main office is a busy place, and the instructional day for our team of teachers is equally busy and complex. Matching these items with learners presents many challenges to all parties involved, and though we are happy and eager to help we are only able to prioritize the immediate delivery/retrieval of forgotten items that are emergent.

 

We very much appreciate your support in having discussions at home about being prepared as it is every learner's responsibility to remember items that are needed for school. We highly recommend setting all school materials out the night before school and establishing a family routine. Additionally, here's one interesting perspective (food for thought!) on the topic of parenting and encouraging responsibility.

 

If a learner forgets an item at home, he or she should check with the main office during recess or at the beginning of lunch.

 

This is also a friendly reminder that our school cell phone policy is that all learner cell phones must be OFF and AWAY when our learners step foot onto campus. Learners should not be using personal cell phones to send text messages to families or to call home for these circumstances. If a learner needs to communicate with home, we advise all learners to speak with their classroom teachers, who can best assist their learners and/or may grant a learner the special privilege to use the classroom phone or even to temporarily use a cell phone to contact home. This policy also applies to circumstances when a learner might use a "smart watch" (i.e., Apple Watch) to call or text during the school day. Similarly, if a parent or guardian needs to connect with their learner, we ask you call the main office (and avoid calling or texting your learners, whose phones should be off and away). When you call the main office, we can either send the learner a message or arrange for that communication. Terri Anderson is the best contact for this: email: TAnderson3@sandi.net; phone: 619-860-5500 Ext. 3013.

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