Regular attendance and promptness are so important to a child’s development and learning. It is essential that your child be in school every day unless he/she has an excused absence (sickness, illness or a death of immediate family member, approved emergency, or a religious observance). A written excuse from the parent/guardian should be given to the teacher on the day following the absence. Please note that School Board Policy now states, “After 15 days of absence, excused or unexcused, a student must have a doctor’s verification for all subsequent absences due to illness”. Please refer to the Student Conduct Code for detailed information on absences.
*In order to receive “PERFECT ATTENDANCE” Award at the end of the year, a student must have attended school every day. Students with excessive tardies will not be eligible for this award. *
Students may bring their lunch or purchase a hot lunch which includes milk. Students may pay for lunches by the day, week, or month. Pre-payment for the week or month should be made on Monday mornings when students arrive. All checks should be made out to “Hartley School Cafeteria”. Weekly menus will appear in the Hartley Headlines.
Check Out PayPAMS!
PayPAMS is a website that allows parents to deposit money electronically into their child’s lunch account, view their child’s purchase history and get email reminders to refill their account. PayPAMS is a great resource for parents to use to monitor their child’s account — see what your child is purchasing daily! Get started today by clicking on the link below! *Please note: A charge of $1.95 will be applied to each transaction / deposit.
Breakfast (includes milk): $1.25
Reduced breakfast: $ .30
Lunch (includes milk): $2.20
Reduced lunch: $ .40
Milk may be purchased separately for $ .60
Adult Breakfast: $1.60
Adult Lunch: $3.50
Adult ala carte: $2.00
Adult Tea: $ .65
Other Item Prices:
Fruit: $ .75
Cookies: $ .60
PaPa Johns Pizza: $2.00
Water: $ .60
Ice Cream: $.85
Chips: $ .85
String Cheese: $ .50
Meal prices are subject to change. Some children may qualify to receive free or reduced price meals. Applications for free and reduced lunch are offered to all families. If you did not receive an application, please contact the school office.
Weekly menus are printed in the newsletter. Please keep the menu on hand and encourage your child to make menu selections in advance so he/she will be prepared to make choices in the cafeteria line. This is especially important for kindergarten and first grade students.
GENERAL: Should your child become sick while at school or has a temperature above normal, you will be contacted immediately.
If it is necessary for a student to be administered medication during school hours, parents must sign a St. Johns Country medical form authorizing school personnel to administer medication.
Please note that students should never have medications (prescription or over the counter) in their possession.
HEAD LICE POLICY: St. Johns County has a “lice and nit free” policy. The school periodically checks the students for lice. If your child is found to have lice or nits, you will immediately be contacted. Once treated, your child may return to school, lice and nit free, the next day. Please note the Health Department is no longer writing clearances to return to school. Your private physician or the school can authorize re-admittance If you choose to have the school check your child, a parent must accompany the child to the school for the check (8:00 a.m. or after). Please do not send your child in on the bus, as you may have to take your child home if any lice or nits are found. Note: For more detailed information, please call our receptionist, Mrs. Hagan, or the District’s health coordinator, Yvonne Ross, at 547-7513.
VOICE MAIL Voice mail is available at Hartley Elementary School before 8:00 a.m. and after 4:00 p.m.. This service allows parents to access messages from their child’s teacher and to also leave messages. To use this service, simply call the school’s telephone line (547-8400). When the telephone is answered, you will hear a brief recording It will ask you for your teacher’s mailbox number (located on our Staff Page). Enter the number and you will hear the teacher’s message. You may also leave a message following the recording.
CONFERENCES Our school improvement plan calls for two school-wide student/parent/teacher conference days. These conferences provide the opportunity for parents to review work, share concerns, and allow students to set goals for themselves. In addition to these two, other parent conferences are welcome.
HARTLEY NEWSLETTER A newsletter, The Hartley Headlines, is sent home / emailed every other Monday. It will contain important information regarding happenings at our school.
WEEKLY/BIWEEKLY REPORTS Our school improvement plan calls for weekly or biweekly communication with parents. Your child’s teacher will discuss this with you.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS/TELEPHONE NUMBERS Please inform the office if you change your address or telephone number. The office needs updated information for emergencies and parent contact. We must have at least one contact in case of emergency.
Kindergarten-First grade students report to the multi-purpose room
Second-Fifth grade students report to cafeteria
|8:00||School open to receive students|
|8:20-8:30||Teacher picks up students from multi-purpose room or cafeteria|
|* 8:30||School begins/Students are tardy after 8:30*|
|* 1:50||Dismissal every Wednesday *|
|* 2:50||Dismissal for all students *|
Students perform better when appropriately dressed. Faculty and staff members will be available to give friendly guidance in these matters without embarrassment to the student.
A. Dress and personal appearance shall be reasonable. Hats/headgear, including bandanas, and revealing clothing, such as short shorts, tank tops, and bare midriffs are not appropriate for elementary students. Boys’ pants should be worn at the waist – no sagging.
B. Hartley adheres to the District’s Dress Policy (refer to the Code of Conduct). Please note that elementary students must wear shoes that have a back or strap on the heel. Closed-toed shoes are required for participation in recess and PE. Sneakers, tennis or running shoes are suggested. For safety reasons, heels are not appropriate.
VOLUNTEERS Hartley loves its volunteers and we are grateful for the many volunteers who assist in the classroom and in other areas of the school. All volunteers, including field trip chaperones, must complete a District Volunteer Form. Forms are valid for three years.
SCHOOL ADVISORY COUNCIL Hartley has an active School Advisory Council. Our council is made up of community members, parents. staff, and teachers. They meet monthly, alternating between afternoon and evening meeting times. The school Advisory Council has a weekly column in the school newsletter, so watch for regular up-dates in their column. Everyone is invited to attend.
PTO Hartley has an active PTO. Meetings are held in our cafeteria at 7:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month. All parents and faculty/staff are encouraged to join the PTO and become active participants.
REPORT CARDS are issued every nine weeks. Hartley uses the district provided report card.
4th and 5th Grade Acceleration Opportunities
For parents transporting students to and from school, please observe the following:
1. USE ONLY THE SOUTHERN MOST GATE DESIGNATED DROP-OFF AREA. THE BUS AREA (FRONT OF THE SCHOOL) IS RESERVED FOR BUS STUDENTS ONLY.
2. Parents, please remain in your car unless you are parking to come into the building. Students will be assisted to and from cars by our staff and patrols. Please do not park on residents’ property or on landscaped right-of-ways.
3. During heavy traffic periods, it would be very helpful for all vehicles to exit right onto Cacique Drive.
BUS REGULATIONS Riding a bus in St. Johns County is a privilege. Students are responsible to the driver and must obey rules of conduct. Bus drivers are authorized to issue warnings for misbehavior on their busses. The warnings will be forwarded to the principal and parents will be notified. Hartley adheres to the St. Johns Code of Conduct for misbehavior on buses. Please refer to the Code of Conduct Book. Severe misbehavior or repeated minor offenses will result in suspension of riding privileges. Bus students must have written permission from the parent to go anywhere other than the regular bus run.