ROBERTS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
889 Croton Road
Wayne, PA 19087
School, Family, and Community Partnership
INFORMATIONAL ITEMS AT A GLANCE
PERSONNEL / TELEPHONE EXTENSIONS: (610) 205-3750
Mr. Anthony Grazel
Mrs. Anne Bohen
Mrs. Marianne Tomchick
Mrs. Barbara Dale
Mrs. Kelly Gallagher
Miss Dorothy Raginsky
Ext. 3756E-MAIL ADDRESSES: All members of the staff at Roberts Elementary School have
e-mail addresses. Parents may send an e-mail to any member of the staff by typing the following:
First initial of first name – Last name @umasd.org
firstname.lastname@example.orgVOICE MAIL: All members of the professional staff at Roberts Elementary School have voice mailboxes. Messages are sometimes delayed as much as one day. Therefore, it is important that you do not leave any message that needs immediate attention.
SCHOOL DAY (Grades K to 4):
The instructional school day begins promptly at 8:50 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. Children may enter the building at 8:40 a.m.
ARRIVAL AT SCHOOL: Children should arrive at school between 8:40 and 8:50 a.m., at which time they will be admitted to the school building and will proceed directly to their classrooms. All students must be in their classrooms by 8:50 a.m. which is the start of the school day.
TARDY: If your child arrives at school after 8:50 a.m., he/she is considered tardy. Please have your child report to the office with an excuse note before proceeding to his/her classroom. Parents will be contacted by the principal should their child be tardy for school more than five times during the course of the school year.
EXCUSE NOTES: An excuse note must be brought to school upon your child’s return from an absence, stating the date(s) absent, the reason for the absence, and signed by the parent. If you have a doctor’s note, please attach an excuse note to it, indicating the day(s) absent and your signature.
PLEASE NOTE: In compliance with Pennsylvania Compulsory Attendance Laws, absences will be classified as unlawful unless the school office receives a written, satisfactory explanation for the absence from the student’s parent, guardian or physician within three (3) days of the student’s return to class.
EARLY DISMISSAL: If you will be picking up your child early for a doctor’s appointment, dentist’s appointment, etc., please send a note to your child’s teacher that morning stating the time you will be picking up your child and the reason. Please indicate in the note if someone other than a parent will pick up your child. When it is time to pick up your child, come into the office and sign your child out. You or your designee will be expected to present appropriate identification if the Roberts staff does not recognize you. The office will phone your child’s teacher to let him/her know that you have arrived at school.
END-OF-DAY PICK UP OF YOUR CHILD: If you will be picking up your child at the end of the day, rather than have him/her ride the bus or walk home, please send a note to your child’s teacher in the morning. If it is a last minute arrangement, then call the office to notify us that you will be picking up your child. If no notification from parents is received, children who generally ride the bus will be expected to do so and children who are typically picked up will be dismissed at their regular time.
RETURN TO SCHOOL: Students are not permitted to return to school to pick up forgotten assignments, books, etc. Arrangements should be made with a classmate to borrow forgotten books or obtain assignments.
LUNCH / MILK PRICES:Lunch: $3.00Milk: $ .60
LUNCH / RECESS SCHEDULE:
Grade 4 :
11:15 to 12:00
12:30 to 1:15
Grade 2 :
12:45 to 1:30
12:00 to 12:45
11:45 to 12:00HOMEWORK POLICY:
Grades 1 and 2 Approximately 1 ½ hours per week
Grades 3 and 4 Approximately 3 hours per week
All students are expected to read or be read to at least 15 minutes each evening.
Roberts welcomes visitors; however, classroom visits must be pre-arranged with the teacher. All visitors (including parents) to Roberts Elementary School are required to sign in and out at the office to obtain a visitor’s badge to be worn while in the school building. This policy is a security precaution to promote a safe educational environment for your child.
ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATIONS: Parents are encouraged to arrange medication schedules so all medications are given at home whenever possible. When it becomes necessary to administer any medications during school hours, these regulations apply:
1. A signed physician’s note must be presented for any prescription or over-the-counter medication (includes Tylenol, Benadryl, cough syrup, etc.) to be taken during school hours.
2. A signed parental/guardian permission note for the prescribed or over-the-counter medication must be given to the school nurse.
3. The medication must be provided in the original pharmacy container with the original label intact.
4. A parent, guardian, or other responsible adult must deliver the medication to school.
These regulations also apply to any medications for emergencies such as allergies or bee sting reactions. Emergency medications must be provided by the parent/guardian.
SCHOOL CLOSING NUMBER IS: 307
BIRTHDAYS: Student birthdays will be recognized daily during morning announcements. We ask that you make arrangements with your child’s teacher if planning to send in a birthday treat with your child. We ask that you keep it simple and healthy. Please refer to the UMASD Health and Wellness Policy for suggestions. Although your child’s celebration will be limited to his/her classroom, he/she will have an opportunity to visit the office for a special treat.