Important School Procedures 2015-16 

Stadley Rough Elementary School


School Address and Phone Numbers

The school address is 25 Karen Road, Danbury, CT 06811.

The school phone number is 203-797-4774.  

http://www.danbury.k12.ct.us/elemweb/strweb/Directions.html

The fax number is 203-830-6520.


School Website

The website is https://sites.google.com/a/danbury.k12.ct.us/str/home


School Hours 

Stadley Rough School hours are 8:25 to 3:00 PM.


Scheduled Early Dismissal (Conferences, PD Days)

School Hours are 8:25 to 12:55 PM on scheduled early dismissal days like conferences and professional development days,

                                                  


Weather/Emergency Early Dismissal

School hours are 8:25 to 11:50 AM on weather-related/emergency dismissal days. 

There is no ELP Program on these days.

Parents will receive phone notification of these dismissals through our School Messenger system.  Please make sure your phone numbers are up-to-date with the office.


Delayed Opening (Two-Hours)

School hours are 10:25 to 3:00 pm on delayed openings.

Parents will receive phone notification of these dismissals through our School Messenger system.  Please make sure your phone numbers are up-to-date with the office.


School Year

The school year is 180 days.  School Attendance is important for school success.  Children must be in school on time and must remain for the entire for maximum student success.  


School Attendance 

If your child is sick or needs to be out of school, you MUST call the school attendance line – 203-790-2819 by 9:00 am.  You MUST call every day that your child is out and leave a message stating your child’s name, grade and reason for his/her absence.  If your child is sick, please be specific regarding your child’s illness.  Upon your child's return to school please be sure to supply a written note explaining your child's reason for absence.


Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

Students who are being dropped off to school in the mornings should NOT be dropped off prior to 7:50 AM.  There is no adult supervision prior to that time.  All students must wait in the vestibule of the school, and will be permitted to walk to their classrooms at 8:00 AM.  Parents are NOT permitted to walk with students to their classrooms in the morning.  Parents who need to conduct any school business in the morning must report to the Main Office and speak with the secretary.  We now have a new parking lot and traffic configuration for parent and bus drop-off in the morning.  Please see the attached diagram for a description of the new traffic flow pattern for morning drop-off.


Parents who are picking up their children in the afternoon should line up outside main door of the building.  Students will gather in the vestibule of the school.  At 2:55 PM, teachers who are supervising parent pickup will dismiss children to their parents from the vestibule of the school.  Parents will not be permitted to walk through the building or visit classrooms after dismissal.


Tardies/Early Pick-ups/Transportation Changes

It is IMPORTANT that children are in school every day – all day.  It is important that children are on time and remain in school for the full day.


If a child must be LATE, the child must report to the office for a late pass.  Children should NOT go to their classroom if they are late.  If you absolutely must pick up your child EARLY, you MUST send in a note with your child that morning.  Parents MUST report to the office to meet their child for pick-up.  THIS YEAR, WE WILL NOT BE DISMISSING STUDENTS BETWEEN 2:30 AND 2:55.  IT IS DISRUPTIVE TO THE CLASSROOM AS THIS IS WHEN HOMEWORK AND FINAL INSTRUCTIONS ARE BEING GIVEN.If your child is doing something other than their normal after-school dismissal procedure, parents MUST send a written note with that change to the classroom teacher.  Notes can be in English/Spanish/Portuguese.  FOR SAFETY AND SECURITY REASONS, WE CAN NOT TAKE TRANSPORTATION CHANGES OVER THE PHONE. 


Transportation - STA

Questions regarding transportation (routes, stops, late buses, etc) should be directed to the bus company – 203-797-4728. 


Student and Adult BehaviorStadley Rough School is committed to creating and maintaining an environment that fosters safety, respect, and responsibility of all members of the school community.  It is important that ALL adults model appropriate behavior at school, school activities and PTO activities.  Our children learn so much from how we as adults treat one another. 


Birthday Celebrations/Parties

In accordance with the district’s healthy child initiative, each classroom holds a monthly birthday celebration.  Parents should work with the classroom teachers regarding these celebrations.  Any foods that are served must be approved in advance with the school nurse due to allergies or other health concerns.  No home prepared or home baked items are allowed to be brought to school for celebrations.  All food must comply with our healthy foods initiative.  CUPCAKES, ICE CREAM, DONUTS, SODA and the like will NOT be approved.  


Lunch and Breakfast

Children can purchase breakfast and lunch each day at school.   Breakfast costs $1.00 and lunch costs $2.45.  

Danbury Public Schools has adopted a computerized Point of Sale payment system (Nutrikids) for all meals purchased in the district’s cafeterias.  Each student will have his/her own personal identification number (PIN).  Students will use the same PIN throughout their enrollment in the Danbury Public Schools.  New students to the district will receive information in September.  Parents can deposit money via the web by visiting  www.mynutrikids.com.  You will need your child’s ID number.

Families qualifying for FREE or REDUCED breakfast/lunch MUST fill out NEW FORMS EVERY YEAR.  These forms should be filled out ASAP at the beginning of the school year.


School Governance Council (SGC)

The School Governance Council (SGC) provides an opportunity for teachers, parents, and the community to work together to facilitate continued improvement at our school.  All meetings will be posted on the school website. 


PTO Activities 

The PTO meets once a month, usually on a Tuesday at 7:00 PM.  All families are members of the PTO by virtue of having a student enrolled at Stadley Rough.  All parents are encouraged to attend the monthly meetings and the various PTO activities throughout the year.  


Dress and Personal Items

Function as well as appearance should be considered in choosing proper clothing for school.  Children go out to recess as often as weather permits.  Therefore, sneakers for PE and recess should be worn.  Flip-flops, sandals, clogs are not appropriate for school.  Hats are NOT to be worn in the building.  Clothing should be appropriate for school. FRIDAYS ARE SPIRIT DAYS.  STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO WEAR THEIR STADLEY ROUGH SPIRITWEAR EACH FRIDAY.


Children should be discouraged from bringing valuable items to school.  Many times these items end up broken or misplaced.  Cell phones, PSPs, DS2 should NOT be brought to school.  The school does not accept responsibility for personal items lost, stolen, or damaged at school.  


Volunteering 

Please participate in whatever way you can!  Parents play a crucial role in the success of our school! Your child’s teacher will explain ways to help at Open House. 


Homework

Each child will have a Homework Folder that goes home nightly with all homework assignments.  In addition, all students in Grades 2-5 have a Homework Planner where all homework assignments are written down each night.  Please review your child’s Homework Planner and Folder each night to be sure that all homework assignments are completed and brought back to school the next day.


Notices Home

This year we will be sending all school notices home in each child’s Take-Home folder onWednesdays.  Please be sure to check the folder each Wednesday, review all notices, and return promptly to school those items which need to be returned.  This year, your child’s Wednesday notice folder will have a sign-off sheet stapled to the back cover.  Please sign each week in the designated spot to indicate that you have read through the notices in the folder for that week.  It may be necessary at times to send notices home on other days, so please check you child’s bookbag daily.


School Safety Procedures

The following safety and security measures are in place at Staley Rough School to ensure a safe and secure learning environment for our students and staff.


The only door through which students and visitors will be allowed to enter the building will be the main door.  All other doors, including the door near the Kindergarten wing, will remain locked.  When students are dropped off in the morning, they will have to enter through the main door of the building.  Staff on morning duty will be there to guide students to the main door and ensure they are walking safely along the sidewalk and into the building.  Parents should not be walking down to classrooms with students during morning arrival.  


Parent Pick-up in the afternoon will proceed as follows:  Parents who are picking up their children should line up outside main door of the building.  Students will gather in the vestibule of the school.  At 2:55 PM, teachers who are supervising parent pickup will dismiss children to their parents from the vestibule of the school.  Parents will not be permitted to walk through the building or visit classrooms after dismissal.


The main door of the school will remain locked after school hours.  Parents picking up students from the ELP program or participating in any activities after school hours will need to be admitted into the building by a staff member.


All visitors must continue to buzz in before being admitted to enter the building.  Upon entering, all visitors must proceed directly to the main office to sign in and receive a VISITOR badge, which must be worn at all times while in the building.  Visitors may be asked to show ID upon entering the building and main office.


We will no longer be permitting parents or guests to have lunch with students or visit classrooms during the school day.  The only exceptions are parents who are doing planned volunteer work in the school or individual classrooms.  Those arrangements must be made in advance with the teacher, and the main office must be notified as well.


Fire drills and lockdown drills are practiced on a regular basis to ensure that all students and staff are familiar with important safety measures and practices.