• My Policies and Procedures


    Bring Everyday:

    *Take-Home folder
    *healthy snack
    *water bottle
    *extra mask(s)

    Parent/Teacher Relationship:

    I believe that a good parent-teacher relationship is necessary for maximum school success.  Throughout the year I may communicate with you through notes, telephone calls, e-mail, newsletters, report cards and parent-teacher conferences.  I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions or concerns at any time.  You can send a note in your child’s folder or e-mail me at klewis@umasd.org.  I check my e-mail on a daily basis.  I am also available for additional conferences by appointment.


    School Attendance:

    Your child’s regular and prompt attendance at school is crucial to his/her success.  Please view school as a priority, and see to it that your child attends everyday except in cases of illness and emergency.  If your child does miss school a written note must be turned in upon their return.


    School Hours:

    • 8:40 - Doors open
    • 8:50 - Class begins
    • 3:30 - Students dismiss


    Changes in Transportation:

    We need a written note if a child’s dismissal information changes, even if it is just for one day!  A change in dismissal includes a different mode of transportation, a different person picking up the child, or an early dismissal.  If a child is to go home with a friend, we need a written note from both families.  If no written note is received, your child will be sent home by his/her usual method of transportation.  If no written note is received, we cannot allow your child to leave school with a different adult.  Our main priority is your child’s safety!



    On occasion it will be necessary for your child to bring money to school.  Always send money in a sealed envelope with the following information written on it:

    1.      Your child’s first and last name

    2.      The amount of money

    3.      The purpose for the money (book money, party money, etc.)

    4.      Teacher name



    Birthdays are special occasions for young children.  If your child wishes, she may bring HEALTHY nut-free treats for the class on his/her birthday or a day close to the actual day.  Please send in napkins, plates, forks, or spoons if needed for the treat.  Children with summer birthdays will have a special day set aside for them in June. 


    Take-Home Folder:

    Your child will be given a Take-Home folder during the first week of school.  It will go home with your child every evening and must come back to school with your child each day. The folder will contain important news, notices, completed work, forms, district information, community activity information, homework, etc.  Notes from home, book orders, forms that need to be returned to school, etc. should be placed in the folder where we will be sure to find it.  We check the folders daily.  Each night, please sit with your child and remove any completed papers or notes for home.



    Homework will be given Monday through Thursday and reading only on Friday or weekend.  The homework will be listed on their weekly newsletter in their Take-Home.  Parents should review their child's homework and sign their homework log (on newsletter) each night.  Homework is not required to be turned in to the teacher. It is used as a tool for families to see what their child is working on in school and to provide extra practice.  


    Send a healthy peanut-free snack to school with your child every day.  Please keep the snacks very simple (pretzels, cubes of cheese, crackers, etc.) Our break is very short, so please keep this in mind when choosing a snack.  Involve your child in preparing and packing the snack to develop responsibility.  Students may refill their water bottles on the filling station. Please do not send drinks unless they are spill proof.



    Money for lunch, milk, or snacks should be kept in a wallet, change purse or envelope with your child’s name on it.  If your child forgets their money, they may charge their lunch and pay the next day.  **All lunches are free this year. 



Last Modified on September 7, 2021