Policies & Procedures
- Arrival, Dismissal and Traffic Safety
- Absence or Tardy Attendance
- B.E.A.R. Code of Conduct
- Title I Family Engagement
When facing the new Hutchinson School on Fifth Street, there are two entrances located on the front of the school. The main entrance is located on the right side of the front of the building and there is a second entrance on the left side of the front of the building. This year, these are the only two entrances that will be used for arrival and dismissal.
Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd Grade Students- will use the door on the left side of the front of the building during arrival. At 8:15 am, classroom teachers will come outside to gather their students and walk them to their classroom.
3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Students- will use the door on the right side of the front of the building during arrival. At 8:15 am, classroom teachers will come outside to gather their students and walk them to their classroom.
Any student arriving after 8:25 am 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. Our instructional day begins promptly at 8:25 am.
IMPORTANT- there is no supervision for students prior to 8:15 am, so please refrain from dropping students off as there is no one to assist them in an emergency.
Students are dismissed promptly at 3:05 pm.
Kindergarten Students will be dismissed at 3:00 pm out the door on the left side of the front of the school. 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 left side of the front of the school. 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 right side of the front 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 included in the summer mailing or by contacting the Main Office. If your child was a walker last year, you still need to complete a new form for this school year.
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.
Parking will be limited and we anticipate vehicle congestion on the streets around the school. I am respectfully requesting that you walk or carpool to help decrease the amount of traffic through the neighborhood. If you do choose to drive to the school, please obey all traffic and parking signs.
It’s important that children use the crosswalk and the path only. 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 Fifth St. and Third. Always use the crosswalk!
Absence from School
If your child is absent from school, please phone the office at 914-738-3640 or send an email to Pasqua Perrino, Nurse Wolfenhaut 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
Tardy Students - IMPORTANT!
It’s important to arrive on time every day! School starts at 8:20 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. Tardy students miss out on morning meetings, assignment directions and valuable learning time. When a student arrives late to the classroom, it is disruptive to peers and disrespectful of the class’ time.
|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.|
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.