Handbook


The LAS 2015-16 Handbook is ready to view! The following notes are important reminders that are taken from this year's handbook. Please remember that this manual is updated annually and procedures are subject to change when the handbook is updated.

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Important Information:

Birthdays - Birthdays are a family celebration; therefore instructional time is not to be used to "celebrate" a child's birthday. If you would like to send a birthday treat for your child's class, please make arrangements with his/her teacher prior to the date. Calls to the office on the day of the event will not be accepted. 

Fieldtrip Chaperones - Teachers will develop a method to select parent/guardian chaperones. Chaperones must be 18 years or older and may not bring siblings or any non-LAS students on field study trips. 

Health Services - The school will verify that students have complied with legal requirements for health examinations and immunizations before enrolling a student in school. If a student is missing any required immunizations, the student will not be permitted to attend school until complying with the state requirements. 

Lost and Found - Lost and found items are stored on a cart in the multi-purpose room where students/parents can reclaim. Unclaimed items will be donated to a local charity at the end of each month.

Parking Lot - Parents, volunteers and visitors are asked to follow the LAS staff guidance in parking lot procedures and park only in the front parking area. The rear parking lot is reserved for staff and faculty only. NO STUDENT DROP OFF. ALL STUDENTS ARE TO BE DROPPED OFF IN FRONT OF THE SCHOOL.

Student Council - Student Council members are to be exemplary members of the student body. All Executive Officers and classroom representatives must meet the following criteria to maintain active membership on LAS Student Council: a) Consistent school attendance- no more than ten absences per school year; b) Grade point average of 2.5 or a report card average of 3 for primary grades; and c) Excellent behavior record- no suspensions, expulsions or serious offenses. 

Telephone Use - Students may use the office phone for emergency use only. All after school arrangements should be made prior to arriving at school.
Electronic Devices -  Students should not use any personal electronic devices while on campus, including but not limited to cellular/digital telephones, iPods, iPads, cameras, and laptop computers. If any student is in the possession of such devices, these electronic devices should remain off during the entire time the student is on campus. If a student uses an electronic device while on campus, LAS staff will remove the device from his/her possession and the parent/guardian will need to pick up the electronic device after the school day has ended.

Medications - Medications can only be given by LAS staff if there are written instructions from a a medical doctor ad permission from the parent/guardian. Students should not bring or carry medication of any kind to school.

Independent Study -  An independent study contract must be requested a minimum of two weeks prior to a planned absence so that teachers can prepare materials for the student.

Messages and Deliveries - Students should assume responsibility for remembering lunches, school items, homework and pick-up plans. The office will not deliver a message to a student except in cases of an actual emergency.

Personal Property - All toys and personal items should be left at home. Items recently added to the list of examples of items not allowed at school are the following: kendamas, yu-gi-oh cards, toy guns. (For more information, please see our 2013-14 handbook)

Supervision - Playground and cafeteria supervision begin at 7:45 a.m.; therefore students should not arrive earlier than 7:45 a.m. If students are dropped off before that time, parents will be contacted and asked to make arrangements that will support LAS' supervision schedule.
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