Policies

For all of the Policies and more information please click here for the Anza Handbook

     Regular school attendance is vital to student success. To report your child's absence, please email the Attendance Clerk by 9:00a.m. the following information: student's full name, teacher's name, date of absence, reason for absence, caller's name and relationship to the student, and a contact phone number. If you have any questions or comments, please call Susan at (310)725-2136 or email the information to scastellanos@wiseburn.k12.ca.us

  All students between the ages of 6 and 18 must attend school daily.  Parents or guardians are responsible for sending their children to school (E.C. 48200).  A student who is absent three full days without a valid excuse, or on three occasions is tardy or absent for more than thirty minutes, or any combination thereof, is classified as a truant (E.C. 48260).  Truancy can lead to severe consequences, including fines and criminal prosecution.  Students who are truant from school will be referred to the District Attendance Chairperson and a referral to the District Attendance Review Team (DART) and School Attendance & Review Board (SARB) may occur.  Please note:  The District may conduct home visits to verify student residency/attendance requirements at any time without notice.

 A major factor contributing to the quality education is continuous instruction. Please make sure your child attends school regularly and is absent only for illness or emergency reasons. If your child is absent, please telephone the school office the day of the absence or send a note upon your child's return explaining the reason for the absence. For attendance records, we must know if the absence is excused or not excused. If your child has had a communicable disease, a serious injury, or a medical reason that restricts activity, please have your child report to the nurse's office before going to the classroom. 

  If students are absent from school more than 10 school days, school notification will occur in the form of a letter that will be placed in the student’s permanent record.  A School Attendance Review Team (SART) meeting may occur when students are absent from school more than 10 days. 


 

Parking Lot Procedures1.  2.  3.  4.  5.  6.  7.  8.  9.  10. 11. Kindergarten and TEDDE parents are asked to park and walk in the yellow crosswalks to bring their student to the Kindergarten gate. This will allow our youngest students to become acclimated to our drop-off and pick-up process before using the valet system.

Our parking lot procedures have been created to work best for the drop-off and dismissal of hundreds of students at a time. The system is not designed to be the quickest way for one parent to drop-off/pick-up one child, but rather it is designed to be the safest way for all parents to drop-off/pick-up all children. Please remember that our staff members work very hard every day to ensure the safety of your child during drop-off and dismissal. It can be very disheartening for our teachers to have to argue with parents about parking lot rules, while trying to enforce procedures that are designed to protect all students from harm. In past isolated cases, this has escalated to verbal abuse directed towards our teachers, which is complete intolerable. We are always open to suggestions for improvement in our system, but not while we are on safety duty. Out Valet system has been lauded by many for its focus on student safety, but it only works if everyone is following the parking lot rules. We truly appreciate the vast majority of parents who patiently follow our parking lot rules, and greet the children and teachers each day with a smile on their face. Our students and staff deserve no less.


Dress and Appearance Standards:

The Board of Trustees, acting on administrative recommendations adopted the following dress and appearance standards:

Dress should be appropriate for normal school activities; it should reflect pride and respect. Pupils are expected to dress neatly, cleanly, and in good taste at school and all school-related functions. Pupil appearance shall not be disruptive to the educational process, create a distraction in any form, or be unsafe for that pupil or others. The determination of good taste or safety rests with the building principal or designee at school and all school-related functions. Health and safety are guides to employees to adhere to and enforce the dress code. The Board finds that the presence of certain types of clothing and attire can cause a substantial disruption of or material interference with institutional and other school activities. Specifically, the Board finds that it is necessary to establish dress and grooming standards designed to prohibit the wearing or displaying of clothing, attire, jewelry or materials that evidence membership in or affiliation with any gang; which are obscene, sexually explicit or suggestive; which promote the use/abuse of drugs and/or alcohol; or which are otherwise inappropriate or unsafe for normal school activities.

Students, while at school or any school-sponsored activity, are NOT permitted to wear:

1.    Shorts, skirts or dresses that expose undergarments or posteriors.

2.    Shorts, skirts or dresses must not be shorter than a student's fingertips when arms are fully extended along the student's side.

3.    See-through blouses, bare midriffs, tank-tops (with straps less then 3 fingers wide), spaghetti straps, halter, strapless, or backless tops.

4.    Any clothing that refers to any type of alcohol, drug, or act that is illegal or hazardous to one's health. Clothing with crude or inappropriate writing is not acceptable.

5.    Baseball caps or other hats must be worn frontwards only and are to be removed indoors.

6.    Clothing or jewelry that shows or suggests sexually-related or obscene gestures, pictures, or wording.

7.    Clothing, jewelry, or accessories which pose a threat to the physical safety and well-being of the student or others.

8.    Clothing and/or accessories related to a group or gang that may provoke violence or cause others to be intimidated by fear of violence.

9.    Shoes must be worn at all times for reasons of safety. The following shoes are not acceptable: Crocs (or other soft soled shoe), flip-flops, toeless or open toe sandals, Heelies (shoes with wheels), strapless heels, high heels on any shoes.

10. Hair must be neat and well-groomed for sanitary reasons.

Unfortunately, certain styles of clothing are identified as being associated with gangs. We believe that wearing this attire poses a safety threat to your child. We have found that oversized clothes are a safety hazard, and they appear to hamper learning. Therefore, we ask that oversized shirts and/or those with very long sleeves, as well as baggy/ill-fitting pants NOT be worn to school. Baggy, oversized, calf length shorts worn with white knee socks are never appropriate for school. Instead, we are asking that all of our students wear clothing that fits them and is appropriate for school. Parents, we appreciate your understanding and support in the above mentioned student dress and appearance standards. We, in Wiseburn and at Anza School, have high standards, and we believe that learning takes place when students come to school dressed appropriately.

Thank you for your continued cooperation and support in this very important matter


Library Agreement:

Dear Anza Families,

Welcome to the new school year! We are very fortunate hear at Anza to have a beautiful library filled with wonderful books. Our desire is that every student becomes a life long reader! Your student will have the opportunity to visit the Anza Library once a week with his/her class. During the classroom's library time, the students will hear a story, learn how to use the library and check out books each week. Your student is responsible for bringing these books back every week for their library time. These are times when students forget their books on their scheduled library time...please know that we do not have overdue fines. However, as a reminder, we will send home an overdue notice when a book has not been returned for several weeks.

If for any reason a library book is lost, damaged or stolen, you and your student are then responsible to replace that book. If your child does lose, damage, or have a book stolen, your family will be sent a bill to replace the lost book. In addition to the cost of the book, it has now become necessary to charge a processing fee of $5.00 to pay for the additional charges incurred form replacing the book. At this time, the library does not have funds available to purchase lost, damaged or stolen books.

We are now asking that parents and students sign a library agreement indicating that they will be responsible for the books checked out of the Anza Library. By signing the agreement, you and your student are agreeing to pay for any lost, damaged, or stolen books. If for any reason you do not sign the form, your child will be unable to check out books this year. Forms have been sent home and can be picked up in front of the school office.

I look forward to sharing my love of reading and books with our students. I hope that we can work together to teach our students to be life long readers who take extra care of the books! If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call me at (310) 725-2197

Kathy Pittluck - Anza Library


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