Policies & Procedures
- Arrival, Dismissal and Traffic Safety
- Absence or Tardy Attendance
- B.E.A.R. Code of Conduct
- Title I Family Engagement
Arrival, Dismissal and Traffic Safety
Doors open for student arrival at 8:15 am and students should be in their classroom by 8:20 am. Any student arriving after 8:25 am is late and will need to report to the greeter for a late pass. Please note that since all doors are locked, students will need to enter through the main entrance door after 8:25 am, as our instructional day has begun. IMPORTANT- there is no supervision for students prior to 8:15 am, so please refrain from dropping students off before this time, as there is no one to assist them in an emergency.
Students are dismissed promptly at 3:05 pm. Please keep in mind the following:
Kindergarten Students will be dismissed at 3:00 pm and will exit out the door on the front left side of the building. Students will be accompanied by their teacher.
1st & 2nd Grade Students will be dismissed at 3:05 pm and will exit out the door on the front left side of the building. Students will be accompanied by their teacher.
3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Students will be dismissed at 3:05 pm and will exit out the door on the front right side of the building. Students will be accompanied by their teacher.
Students who have been given permission to walk home from school will exit the school with their class and then continue on their journey home. Walker forms for this school year are available in the main office. Please contact Mrs. Perrino (email@example.com) for a copy. If your child was a walker last year, you still need to complete a new form for this school year.
Traffic Safety at Hutchinson
During the school year, pedestrian and vehicle traffic related problems increase. We are asking for your assistance in making the area around our school as safe as possible when dropping off and picking up your child. Our school has a procedure that allows parents to drop off and pick up students safely. We ask that you use patience and caution when you drop off and pick up your child. There are signs and street markings around the school to assist you. Please read and comply with them and encourage your children to do the same.
Before and after school, there are crossing guards at the intersections of: Lincoln Ave. and Fifth Ave., Lincoln Ave. and Fourth Ave., Lincoln Ave. and Third Ave., and 5th St. and Second Ave. Always use the crosswalk and listen to the crossing guards!
Absence or Tardy Attendance
Absence from School
If your child is absent from school, please do the following:
Phone the office at 914-738-3640 or send an email to Pasqua Perrino (firstname.lastname@example.org), Nurse Wolfenhaut (email@example.com
) and the classroom teacher. Please provide us with the reason for the absence and how long it will last.
Please send a note upon the student’s return. Notes should include the following:
- student’s first and last name
- teacher and grade
- date(s) of absence
- reason for absence
- name and signature of parent/guardian.
It’s important to arrive on time every day!
The school doors open at 8:15 am and students are late at 8:25 am.
Students who are tardy to school MUST check in at the office.
Students will not be allowed to enter class without a late pass from the office.
We ask your support in helping students arrive on time for school. Students who are late to school miss out on morning meetings, assignment directions, time to socialize with their classmates and valuable learning time. If your child will be late due to a planned appointment, please email your child’s teacher, Mrs. Perrino (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Nurse Wolfenhaut (email@example.com
B.E.A.R. Code of Conduct
|PLAYGROUND & RECESS||LUNCH||HALLWAYS & STAIRS||BATHROOMS|
Control or restraint of oneself actions or feelings. For kids: "I am in control of my body and words
|I control my actions, words and body.||I am seated while eating, talking quietly and walk from one area/place to another.||I am walking silently with hands to myself.||I go to the bathroom, wash my hands, and leave.|
Empathize with others
An intellectual identification of feelings, thoughts or attitudes with an understanding of others. For kids: “I think about other people’s feelings.”
|I include others in games, activities, and conversation.||I include others at my table and in conversation.||I am aware learning is happening in all classrooms.||I am aware of privacy and if others need help.|
|I take care of and return equipment and belongings.||I keep and leave my area clean.||I go where I need to go and then come right back.||I keep and leave the bathroom clean.|
Respect is the experience of being heard and
|I listen to adults.||I use my table manners and am mindful of my personal space.||I am walking silently on the right side of the hallway and stairs.||I wait my turn.|
Title I Family Engagement
According to the Every Child Succeeds Act of 2015 (formerly the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001), schools are required to ensure that teachers in core academic subjects are highly qualified to teach in their assignment area. Parents also have the right to request other information regarding the qualifications of their child’s teachers, such as:
- Whether a teacher has New York State certification for the grade levels and subjects he or she is teaching;
- The teacher’s baccalaureate degree major and any other certifications or degrees; and
- Whether their child receives services from paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.
Parents seeking this information should contact Mrs. Trisha Nugent Fitzgerald, Hutchinson School Principal, by email or calling 914-738-3640.
Hutchinson Family Engagement Policy