School Hours Breakfast 7:45
School Starts 8:25
Arrival & Dismissal ProceduresFor the safety of all boys and girls, our policy is that no child should arrive prior to 7:45 a.m. There is no supervision for the children until that time. Children are not allowed on the playground before or after school hours. Students should be picked up by 3:10. Tardiness
Prompt arrival at school is expected of all children. Students are to be in the classroom by 8:20 a.m. Late arrival disrupts class and causes loss of instructional time. Any child who is not in their classroom by 8:25 a.m. is considered tardy and must come to the office for a pass to enter class. This also applies to children coming in late from the doctor or dentist. The only exceptions are the children on late buses or those on safety patrol duty. All situations of habitual tardiness will be investigated. CCPS attendance policy will be distributed to all families under separate cover.
IT IS THE PARENT’S RESPONSIBILITY TO BRING THE TARDY STUDENT TO THE FRONT OFFICE FOR CHECK-IN.
Whenever possible , please schedule your child’s appointments outside of school hours. Parents who need to pick up their child during the school day must report to the office and sign out the child. Students may be dismissed from the office ONLY. At no time should a parent or guardian go to the classroom to remove their child as this violates our safety policies. Please inform the teacher by note if you are planning to pick up your child early, or notify the office before 1:30 p.m. on the day early pick-up is necessary. Due to disruption in dismissal, we are unable to call into classrooms between 2:20 p.m. and dismissal. Please plan accordingly. If a child is to be picked up by someone other than a parent, advance arrangements must be made with the office.
Photo identification is always required.
Visitors are welcome in our school at all times. We do require that visitors report to the school office upon entering the building. For the safety of our students, all visitors will be required to leave their driver’s license or car keys in the office. In exchange, you will receive an official Visitor Identification Badge. Before you leave, check out in the office and exchange the Visitor Identification Badge for your driver’s license or keys.ALL visitors must sign in through the main office and wear a Visitor Identification Badge at all times.This includes Volunteers. All Volunteers must sign in on the Volunteer Computer and Wear Your Identification Badges while on campus.
Partners in Education Calusa Park Elementary recognizes that it takes the involvement of all members of the community to educate our children. We encourage partnerships with our business community through the “Partners in Education” program of the Collier County Education Foundation. Through our business partners we are able to offer additional opportunities for our children, enrich educational experiences and extend ourselves to the business world as a resource which in turn benefits everyone. If you are interested in becoming a partner with Calusa Park, please call the office, 377-6400.