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Arrival/Dismissal/Parking

If you're dropping off or picking up your child by car, here are the steps to keep things safe and smooth:

East Parking Lot:

  • Pull all the way to the front of the driveway in the drop-off/pick-up area.
  • Students will walk to their designated doors; don't drop them off at the wrong doors.
  • Stop at the stop sign before going to the drop-off/pick-up area. Let walkers cross safely.
  • Exit only to the right on Franklin Street to keep traffic moving.

Circle Drive - Morning Drop-Off:

  • Drop off any student in the circle drive in the morning.
  • Students must enter the building at their designated door.
  • Drive all the way into the circle drive when dropping off your child.
  • If you park on Franklin, walk to the 82nd and Franklin corner to cross with the crossing guard. Don't walk your child across Franklin Street.

Circle Drive - Afternoon Pick-Up:

  • After school, the circle drive is only for daycare vans.
  • Walkers or students being picked up by parents on Franklin must cross at the 82nd/Franklin intersection using the crossing guard.
  • A crossing guard is available from 7:45-8:20 a.m. and from 3-3:20 p.m.
  • No parking in the bus section on the south side of the building.
  • Use the crosswalk when crossing the parking lot.

These steps help keep everyone safe and the traffic moving smoothly. Thanks for following these procedures!

 

Cell Phones and Communication

If there's a family emergency, please contact the school office, and they'll get in touch with your child. In case of a school emergency, we'll call the parent/guardian.

Cell phone use is only allowed before or after school. Smartwatches are okay as long as they don't cause any distractions. If a phone or device becomes a distraction, a teacher or staff member might keep it until the end of the day.

WDMCS is not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen phones or communication devices. If you want more details about cell phone privacy, you can read Board Policy 502.09 Search and Seizure.

Football Games/Athletic Events

Families are welcome to support the Valley Tigers at athletic events throughout the year. However, elementary students can only attend home football games at Valley Stadium if accompanied by an adult (no drop-offs). The adult is responsible for the students they bring to the game. This rule is in place to ensure student safety and create a positive experience for all fans.

 

Classroom Treats

We take student health seriously, and the district's wellness policy (Policy 608.01) has more details. Homemade treats are not allowed. You can bring store-bought treats from the approved snack list, following USDA guidelines.

Q: Can I bring homemade treats for a classroom party? Homemade treats can't be sold or shared with many students during the school day.

Q: What about pre-packed treats from a store? Please choose from the items on the approved store-bought snack list.

Q: Can I still pack anything in my student's sack lunch? Yes! It's encouraged to pack a healthy lunch, but there are no restrictions on what you can include.

Q: Do I have to buy an approved snack for my student? No, students can bring their own individual snack. You can find the approved snacks online at https://discover.wdmcs.org/classroom-snacks

Food Deliveries

Families can drop off a sack lunch or school materials at the school office when necessary.

Please avoid delivering restaurant food (like UberEats, GrubHub, etc.), balloon bouquets, flowers, etc., to school for your child. This can disrupt the class and disappoint those who don't receive the same. If delivered, these items will be kept in the office and given to your child at dismissal. Your cooperation in these matters is appreciated.

Student Dress and Appearance

Students and their parents/guardians are mainly responsible for deciding what a student wears to school each day. When students feel comfortable in their clothes and can express their individuality or family culture, it helps them focus better on learning. WDMCS has expectations for student dress based on safety and showing respect to others.

Students should dress appropriately for the weather, wearing coats, hats, gloves, and boots when needed. Families needing help with clothing or shoes can contact the school office.

For safety, students must always wear shoes. Clothing promoting illegal products for minors or showing inappropriate material is not allowed. If a student wears such clothing, they'll be asked to change or given something else to wear for the day.

If there are concerns about a student's dress, the school administration will work with the parent/guardian and student to find a positive solution. Board Policy 502 — Student Appearance gives the administration the final say on student dress and appearance.