FAQ

We expect that you will have questions about our many policies and procedures. We have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions. Of course, if you don’t find the answers to your questions here, please don’t hesitate to contact our office  so we can help you.



My child will be absent from school, what do I need to do?

Please call our attendance line at 623-478-6301. Our line is open 24 hours. For safety and efficiency, we ask that you call before 8:00 a.m. We expect the student to take responsibility for requesting and completing missed work.


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Is there a dress code or uniform requirement?

Yes, we require all students to dress in the proper standard school uniforms. We expect our students and parents to ensure compliance to our standards as stated in the Parent-Student Handbook found in the quick links on the Home page.

Uniform for boys:

  • We require solid dark green, solid ash gray, or solid burgundy tops with a lay-down collar. This may include, but not be limited to, “polo” or dress shirt styles. We do not permit logos or labels to show on the shirt.
  • We require navy blue or khaki shorts/slacks. We do not permit logos or labels to show, denim jeans or shorts, sweat pants, or stretchy type material.


Uniform for girls:

  • We require solid dark green, solid ash gray, or solid burgundy tops with a lay-down collar. This may include, but not be limited to, a blouse or “polo” style shirt. We do not permit logos or labels to show on the tops.
  • We require solid navy blue or khaki pants, shorts, skorts, skirts, and jumpers. We do not permit logos or labels to show, denim jeans or shorts, sweat pants, or stretchy type material.


General Requirements:

 

  • For safety reasons, we require students to wear closed-toed shoes. We also require our students to wear appropriate shoes for physical education classes. We do not allow our students to wear slippers and shoes with wheels.
  • We require students to remove outerwear when in the classroom.
  • We require students to wear appropriately-sized clothing and for pants and belts to fit at the waist. Belts must be plain black, brown, or navy, and buckles cannot have designs or labels. We do not permit sagging or dragging clothing.
  • We require shorts, skirts, and skorts to reach the middle of the thigh. We will not permit undergarments to show.
  • We require our students to keep shirts and blouses tucked in. We also require that T-shirts or turtlenecks worn under polo shirts or blouses be white, black, or a district dress code color.
  • We do not permit hats or hoods in the building. We also do not allow students to wear any accessories that are distracting, vulgar, offensive, or which have gang references or symbols.
  • We prohibit facial piercings, plugs, tattoos, unnatural hair color, chains, spikes, or other sharp jewelry. We require earrings to be smaller than the size of a nickel.

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How much time should my child spend on homework each day?

We believe that homework can be a valuable learning activity that provides skill reinforcement and helps students develop self-discipline, responsibility, and time management skills.

So that our students are not overburdened with homework, we take into consideration the individual differences of students such as health, ability, conditions, and educational resources at home. We recommend the following guidelines for homework:

  • Grades K-3: twenty minutes, four (4) days a week
  • Grades 4-6: forty-five minutes, four (4) days a week
  • Grades  7-8: sixty minutes, four (4) days a week

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My child must take medication during school hours. What do I need to do?

We will cooperate with the family physician and the parents to dispense a child’s medication if the following requirements are met:

  • We must have a written order from the physician stating the name of the medicine, the dosage, and time that it is to be given.
  • We must have written permission from a parent allowing the appropriate staff member or the student to administer the medicine.
  • We require the parent or guardian to deliver the medication to the school office in the original prescription container. If the medication is over-the-counter, we require that it be provided in the original container with all warnings and directions intact.
  • We require all medications to be given to the school nurse/health aide or designee for administering.

Exceptions:

  • We permit students who have been diagnosed with anaphylaxis to carry and self-administer emergency medications including auto-injectable epinephrine. We also allow handheld inhaler devices to be carried for self-administration by students with breathing disorders. We require that the pupil’s name be on the prescription label on the medication container or device. We must have annual written documentation authorizing possession and self-administration from a parent or guardian.

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I will be enrolling my child(ren) at the school. What do I need to provide?

We adhere to the district policy as stated in the Parent-Student Handbook found in the parent quick links on the Home page. On a district-wide basis we require the following for enrollment:

Kindergarten:

  • In accordance with Arizona state law, we consider a child eligible for admission to kindergarten if he/she will be five (5) years of age before September 1 of the current school year.
  • We require the documentation listed below for new students.

New student required documentation:

  • Current immunization record
  • Birth certificate
  • Proof of residency
  • Withdrawal slip and the last report card from the child’s last school, if applicable
  • Notarized proof of guardianship, if applicable
  • Emergency medical referral sheet


Open Enrollment:
We may admit children who do not reside in the district based upon the governing board determination of excess capacity at each school site. Open enrollment information is available from the district office.


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Is transportation to and from school provided?

Yes! Students who live within the school attendance area and more than one mile from school may ride the school bus. Remember, transportation is a privilege and not a statutory requirement; we reserve the right to revoke the privilege at any time.

  • Please have your child ready at the bus stop seven minutes before his/her scheduled pick up.
  • We require an adult to be present at the bus stop for kindergarten students who are being picked up or dropped off.
  • Please convey to your child the importance and expectations of good conduct while riding the bus.

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How much does a hot lunch or breakfast cost?

Prices are set by the Littleton Elementary School District. We have a no-charge policy and will send home notices when an account is near a zero balance. Current prices are $2.30 for full price lunches and $0.40 for students on the reduced lunch program. Breakfast is free to all students.


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Do you offer free or reduced lunches?

Yes, we are participants in the national school lunch and breakfast program. Applications for free or reduced price meals are available beginning July 1. We also distribute the forms at the beginning of the school year. Students may apply for lunch benefits at any point during the school year as circumstances may dictate. Please see our district  Food Services page for the application and additional information.


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