Dear Parents and Students,
Welcome to Alpha Elementary School! The Staff at Alpha Elementary School is committed to excellence in education. We are dedicated to making sure that each child attains the highest level of learning possible. We need your help in making sure that attendance is excellent and that homework is completed.
As your child starts the 2014-2015 school year please make sure and talk to him/her about how to solve problems at school appropriately. Do not wait to talk to the teacher about how your child is doing until the end of the quarter. Talk with your child's teacher on a regular basis about his/her academics and behavior.
Our early out day for Alpha for the 2014/15 school year has been moved back to Tuesday.
This year, in an effort to continue to provide a safe learning environment for your children, we are implementing a new safety policy. Every morning, at 8:15, we will be locking the front gates. Anyone wishing to come on campus will need to come in through the walk-in gate by the palm trees, sign in at the office, and get a visitor's pass. The gates will be opened again 10 minutes before dismissal.
At 7:50, the first bell rings for students to line up. At 7:55, the bell rings for class to begin. If your child is not at their classroom when the 8:00 bell rings, they will need to go to the office for a late slip. I know that there is a lot of traffic in the morning, so it is often necessary to leave a few minutes earlier to arrive on time.
After school, the south parking lot is for bus pick-up only. If you are coming to school to pick up your child, please come into the north parking lot. We ask that everyone wait in one line. When you get to the front of the line up by the office, your child will be allowed to get into your car. Again, for the safety of all students, we ask that you do not 'double park' and try to pick up your child.
If you need to pick up your child before 2:40, please sign them out in the office. Parents are asked to wait in the front of the school if they arrive before 2:40. Students are not allowed to be taken from the playground or classrooms before 2:40 without having been signed out in the office.
All these rules are in place to help keep our students safe. I want to thank you in advance for your cooperation. Together, we can ensure that your child has a safe and productive year of learning here at Alpha.
Please call the school if you have any questions or concerns about any
of our programs or procedures. It is my desire that this be the best
school year for your child.
Thomas P. Chagoya
Alpha Elementary School
‘Home of the Gators’