GENERAL INFO



Automated Message System

You will receive a weekly message from the Principal highlighting the upcoming activities at the school. In the event of a major school emergency, all phone numbers on file from the enrollment packet will be called instantaneously. If you want additional numbers on the emergency system, please advise the school office. Keep your phone numbers up-to-date.


Bell Schedule & Hours

Adult supervision in the auditorium does not begin until 7:30 a.m.Children in grades 1 – 5 should not arrive at school before 7:30 a.m. for any reason.The first bell rings at 7:50 and they may enter campus for breakfast or to wait in their class lines/run laps until the morning bell.

Kinder students may not be dropped off before 7:40 a.m. Kinderwalkers will be available at the top of the stairs to walk them to the upper yard until 8:10 a.m.

Please get in the habit of saying goodbye to your child when you drop them off. Children line up on the playground and you may not walk with them to class. We would prefer that you utilize our drop-off program in front of school. Those volunteering are of course welcome to sign in at the office and get a visitor’s pass to be on campus.

Beyond the Bell After School Playground Hours: Until 5:30 pm — Open to all students in Grades 2 – 5. Grade 1 with Principal approval.

Under no circumstances may Kindergarten children be allowed on the After School Playground. (See “After School Playground”)

School Nurse Hours: Call School Office Family Center Hours: Call School Office

Kinder Notes

Remind your kindergartners that they need to line up outside the kinder area and wait for their teacher if you walk them in. They are not permitted to run around the eating area. Children should say goodbye to Mom or Dad outside the kinder gate. Do not try to conference with the teacher as she is bringing the children in, just leave a note explaining your need or to schedule a meeting. (Teacher Conference Request Form)

REGULAR DAY SCHEDULE
MORNING DROP-OFF
7:50 School Opens/Breakfast /Morning Laps
  8:10 Warning Bell
  8:15 School Begins
RECESS
10:10-10:30 Kinder Group 1
10:30-10:50 Kinder Group 2 & Grades 1-5
LUNCH
12:00-12:45 Kinder 1 eat first; 2 play first, then switch
12:00-12:40 Grades 1 & 2
12:00-12:40 Grades 3-5
AFTERNOON PICKUP
  1:39 School Ends Tuesday or Shortened Days
  2:39 School Ends
Until 5:30 Beyond the Bell School Playground Hours
 
MINIMUM DAY SCHEDULE
MORNING DROP-OFF
7:50 School Opens/Breakfast /Morning Laps
  8:10 Warning Bell
  8:15 School Begins
RECESS
10:10-10:30 Kinder Group 1
10:30-10:50 Kinder Group 2 & Grades 1-5
BRUNCH
11:30-12:00 Kinder 1 eat first; 2 play first, then switch
12:00-12:30 Grades 1 & 2
12:30-12:59 Grades 3-5
AFTERNOON PICKUP
  1:00 School Ends
Until 5:30 Beyond the Bell School Playground Hours

CHARACTER EDUCATION

District One has adopted the Six Pillars of Character Curriculum. Our school community recognizes the importance of character development for all students. As a result, we are continuing our character education program being implemented in all District One schools. This comprehensive plan is based on the nationally recognized and acclaimed CHARACTER COUNTS! Program, under the leadership of Michael Josephson, and focuses on core ethical values called the “Six Pillars of Character”. These character values include trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship. Development of these traits defines good character and leads to positive conduct, productive citizenship, and academic excellence. The program will include daily lessons in character, class and club activities, school assemblies, contests and recognition programs. Like you, we hold the highest expectations for student achievement and for the character of every student. To that end, a Commitment to Character and Three Way Contract will be provided to every student at the beginning of the school year. This contract defines the “Six Pillars of Character” and outlines expected student behavior.


Commitment to Classroom Assignments

Teachers and administrators have worked carefully to appropriately place students in the best classroom based upon a number of factors. All classroom assignments are tentative through Norm Day. Parent requests for classroom assignments are not accepted. Parent concerns regarding their child’s placement will be reviewed by the Principal and a teacher committee after the first two weeks of school. Classroom norms at 24 students per teacher at grades K-3 and 36 students per teacher at grades 4-5 are state guidelines and drive the number of teacher positions we are allotted. Based upon enrollment, students may be reassigned to a different classroom after the beginning of the school year. Should this happen, please be assured that your child’s instructional program will continue to be carefully considered.


Conference with Teacher

You may leave a note or message in the office for your child’s teacher to arrange a conference. (Teacher Conference Request Form) Do not ask to speak to the teacher “for just a moment” before school. Teachers are preparing for 6 hours with your children and need to be ready to teach when the bell rings. Please make an appointment. Teachers have email accounts for non-urgent communication. See the Staff Directory page for email addresses.


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Kinder Notes

Remind your kindergartners that they need to line up outside the kinder area and wait for their teacher if you walk them in. They are not permitted to run around the eating area. Children should say goodbye to Mom or Dad outside the kinder gate. Do not try to conference with the teacher as she is bringing the children in, just leave a note explaining your need or to schedule a meeting. (Teacher Conference Request Form)


Lanai Leader

The Lanai Leader is published by parents for the entire Lanai community. Five issues are published per academic year in October, December, February, April and June. Lanai Road School community members including parents, teachers and staff are welcome to submit articles for the newspaper. Parents and staff may write about events at school, including educational programs and fundraisers. Students may submit poetry, art, short stories, restaurant reviews and book reviews. Local businesses are encouraged to support our public school and reach 500+ Encino area families by advertising in The Lanai Leader. This newspaper is sent home in black + white to ALL Lanai families and is also posted in color on our website. A recent issue of the newspaper can be seen by clicking on the Lanai Leader icon on the home page. Ads are available in full, half and quarter page sizes at reasonable rates (with di20scounts for ads placed in multiple issues). For more information, please contact Jill Dickerson. Lanai’s corporate sponsors receive free ads – for information about the benefits of Corporate Sponsorship, contact Karissa Price.


Lost Items

Please write your child’s name on his/her coats, sweaters, backpacks and other items with a permanent marker so that they can be easily identified if lost. A “Lost and Found” area is located near the office. Unclaimed items will be donated to charity after every grading period.


Report Cards

Lanai Road Elementary School has three formal reporting periods. Report cards will be given at the time of the two teacher-parent conferences, held in December and April, and on the last day of the school year.


Textbook and Library Book Replacement

A library contract will be provided to every student at the beginning of the school year. Damaged and/or lost library and textbooks must be replaced. The school will inform you of the charge for a particular book.