Frederickson Elementary School Student/Parent Handbook
17218 74th Ave. E. w Puyallup, Washington 98375
Phone: (253) 800-6300 w Fax: (253) 800-6398
“Character is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching”
At Frederickson Elementary…
- We are trustworthy. - We are respectful. - We are responsible. - We are fair. - We are caring. - We are good citizens. - And we’re getting ready for college!
Welcome to Frederickson Elementary School
Frederickson is a positive, safe environment focused on the academic and personal growth of every student, supported by loving and engaging staff who prepare our students for their futures beyond high school.
Office hours: 8:05 am – 3:35 pm
Frederickson Elementary School
17218 74th Ave. E.
Puyallup, WA 98375
Phone (253) 800-6300
Fax (253) 800- 6398
Frederickson Elementary Website
Mrs. Marie Poch, Principal
Mrs. Julia Butela, Assistant Principal
Mrs. Jo Caseman, Secretary
Ms. Sandy Drake, Health/ Attendance Clerk
Mrs. Marga Akau, Budget
Mrs. Gina Fort, Office Clerk
Attendance (253) 800-6392
Resource Room (253) 800-6366
Counselor (253) 800-6379
Kitchen (253) 800-6394
Speech (253) 800-6361
Psychologist (253) 800-6360
LAP (253) 800-6365
DISTRICT OFFICE CONTACTS
Mr. Tom Seigel, Superintendent
516 176th St. E.
Spanaway, WA 98387
Phone (253) 800- 6000
Snow/Emergency (253) 800-6001
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No Excuses University at Frederickson Elementary
Your student attends a No Excuses University School. No Excuses University (NEU) was founded by Damon Lopez in 2006. As a No Excuses University, your student’s school demonstrates a commitment to the development of the Six Exceptional Systems and meets the criteria for membership in the No Excuses University Network of Schools. Thank you for your support throughout the school year as your student’s school strives to develop a Culture of Universal Achievement where all students can achieve their goals and earn their success!
Frederickson’s Six Exceptional Systems:
- Culture of Universal Achievement: A belief that ALL students can learn and that it is the school’s job to make this happen.
- Collaboration among staff, working together to come up with unique solutions for student learning
- Standards Alignment: Aligning our teaching with what the state standards require students to know
- Assessment: Creating an assessment plan so that we can see where students are at and how we can help them improve.
- Data Management: Analyzing data to see trends in how our students are doing, and being able to share this data with students so that they can set goals.
- Interventions: Working with at risk students who are behind in their learning.
NEU is the idea that all students deserve the opportunity to be educated in a way that prepares them for school after high school. It brings together a culture of universal achievement and a college type atmosphere. Here are some of the things that we are doing to promote this:
- Wear our NEU t-shirts every Monday, our University t-shirts every Wednesday, and our Spirit gear every Friday
- Each class has adopted a university and has or will learn its cheer
- Promote college readiness through Word of the Week (WOW)
- Students write goals and action plans for achieving their goals
- Family University Nights to promote learning and college readiness
- College bulletin boards highlighting where our staff went to college
- Use NEU student planners in the classroom and at home
- All cheer “We’re getting ready for college!” during morning announcements
Frederickson Bell Schedule 21-22
8:20 Breakfast is served
8:25 Enter Building - Non-breakfast students enter building
8:35 School Begins -Tardy bell rings
Morning Meetings begin
10:30 – 10:55 Kindergarten Lunch
10:55 – 11:15 Kindergarten Recess
11:05 – 11:30 2nd Grade Lunch/ ILC Dunleavy
11:40 – 12:05 1st Grade Lunch
12:05 – 12:25 1st Grade Recess
12:15 – 12:40 3rd Grade Lunch / ILC Hernandez
12:30 – 12:50 Recess /ILC Brouillette
12:40 – 1:00 3rd Grade Recess/ ILC Hernandez
12:50 – 1:15 5th Grade Lunch/ILC Brouillette
1:15 - 1:35 5th Grade Recess
1:25 - 1:50 4th Grade Lunch
1:50 - 2:10 4th Grade Recess
9:35 Late Start Days
11:10 Early Dismissal Days
When students arrive late to school or leave early, they are missing an important part of the learning process. Students may arrive no earlier than 8:20 AM to go to breakfast and 8:25 AM to go to class.
Students arriving after 8:35 AM are tardy and need to go to the office and fill out a tardy slip.
2021-22 Student Calendar
DROP OFF PROCEDURE
Students who live in the neighborhoods directly across the street from Frederickson Elementary off of 74th Ave E may walk or ride their bike to school. ALL OTHER STUDENTS MUST HAVE A GUARDIAN WITH THEM TO WALK/RIDE BIKES. Students may cross at the marked crosswalk once the crossing guard waves them across and enter through the main entrance of the school when the first bell rings at 8:25 AM. If your student is getting school breakfast they may enter at 8:20 AM. All other students must be dropped off in the parent drop off loop in the back of the school. Please pull as far forward in the loop as possible before having your student exit the car. All parents must stay in their cars. This is not a parking zone. Students getting breakfast may exit their cars at 8:20 AM in the loop, and all other students may exit at 8:25 AM in the loop. Once your student has exited your car, you may use the left driving lane in the loop to exit.
END OF DAY PICK UP PROCEDURE
For safety purposes parents who pick up their child/ren will drive to the back of the school and teachers will release to parents as they pull forward in their cars. For safety, parents will need to remain in their vehicle at all times, pull forward and not pass other cars.
Only students who are on our parent pick up list (with car decals provided for parents), or students who have an end of day office note will be allowed in the parent pickup area. All other students will be required to ride the bus. Buses will not be held at end of the day to pull a student off for parents who have not communicated an end of the day change with the office. Parents will be asked to pick the child up at the bus stop. Students who walk/ride bikes will be released from the front of the school.
The office will not accept an end of the day pick up change phone call after 2:30 P.M., unless it is for emergency purposes.
STUDENT PHONE, ADDRESS AND EMAIL CONTACT INFORMATION
It is important for emergency notification procedures that the school has current addresses and phone numbers for every student. We also need to have each parent/guardian’s home, work, and cell phone numbers along with the contact information of at least two individuals we can contact in the event we are unable to reach the parents.
VISITORS AND VOLUNTEERS
VISITORS: All visitors must identify themselves by name, state the reason for the visit and show ID to school personnel at the door camera before entering the school building. Office staff has the right to deny entry to any person they deem necessary, for the safety of staff and students. Visitors are not allowed to go beyond the office into the halls when children are present. Parents are asked to allow their child/ren to walk to class on their own. This helps build independence and allows teachers to begin instruction with their class without interruption. It is important for the safety of students that we know who is in the hallways. We do not allow visitors in general areas with students, such as hallways, playground and the lunchroom. Birthday treats may be dropped off in the front office, and your child may pick them up to pass them out to their classmates.
VOLUNTEERS: Volunteering requires completion of the Bethel School District volunteer application form @http://bethelvolunteers.hrmplus.net. Volunteers are pre-arranged with a teacher or staff member. Volunteers are here for the purpose of helping staff and students in the classroom. To prevent unauthorized interaction with other students, volunteers are not allowed out at recess or in the lunchroom, this is a time where multiple classes are together.
Emergency response drills are part of the school routine. Staff and students have been instructed on the procedures to follow in the event of an actual emergency. In the event of a real emergency, please do not call the school to inquire about your child. All lines will be needed for outgoing calls. Tying up the lines with incoming calls could result in not getting the emergency help we may need. The district Bethel hotline (253-800-6001) will be updated as often as possible. It is important that each family have a plan in the event we should have to dismiss school early because of an emergency. Your child needs to know where he/she should go in case you are not home.
The decision to close or delay schools because of snow or other adverse conditions is made by the transportation department and the Superintendent of Schools. Closure news will be broadcast over several radio and TV stations. Please call the emergency line at 683-6001 or check the district website at www.bethelsd.org for updated information.
ATTENDANCE AND TRUANCY
Regular attendance has a positive effect on students learning and achievement. We encourage daily attendance so every student has the benefit of excellent instruction. Good attendance is the state law! At the same time, we ask that you keep students home who are ill, for their sake as well as others in school.
School begins at 8:35 a.m. Children who arrive late (after 8:35 a.m.) will be marked tardy. If your child is late for school he/she must check in at the office at the time of arrival to receive a tardy pass for class. Missing the bus, oversleeping, staying up late the night before, lost car keys, etc. are unexcused absences. Any student who has 3 or more unexcused tardies in a month will be assigned “On Time Training” during their recess to prepare a plan to be on time to school.
If a student has frequent absences, parents will be required to provide a doctor’s note verifying the doctor has seen the child. Absences will be excused only for the days specified on the doctor’s note. If a student has unexcused absences not covered by the doctor’s note, the absences will remain unexcused.
The school sends home weekly email letters via email to families whose children are consistently absent. Parents must call the office to schedule a meeting with administration and the school counselor regarding your student’s attendance, and/or to excuse absences listed in the letters. Additional parent conferences will be scheduled if lack of attendance continues to be a concern. Frederickson Elementary complies with Washington State law and the Becca Bill, Compulsory School Attendance Act RCW 28A.225, which requires the school to file a BECCA petition no earlier than 7 unexcused absences in a month and no later than 15 unexcused absences in the school year. Family vacations are not excused.
NOTIFYING THE OFFICE
Parents are asked to please call the school office prior to 9:05 a.m. if their student will be absent. Our attendance number is (253) 800-6392. If a student has not been reported absent from school, the office staff will call home, work or the emergency contact numbers to establish the safety and well being of the student. The education, safety and health of each student are of critical concern to us.
Frederickson accepts phone calls to excuse absences or tardiness 24 hours per day. You may also email email@example.com or fax (253) 800-6398. If you send a note with your child, please verify that the note made it to the office.
Parents should contact the office in advance for any planned absences, regardless of length. Paperwork will be provided for you to fill out for documentation.
When a student is absent for an extended illness or short-term suspension, requests for assignments should be made with the student’s teacher. A minimum of 24-hour notification is necessary to allow teachers to gather necessary homework assignments. Homework will be available in the school office at the end of the following day.
ILLNESSES AND ABSENCES
Please keep your sick child at home in order to protect him/her and to prevent others from becoming ill. Reasons to keep your child at home may include but are not limited to: a temperature above 100°, vomiting, diarrhea, lice, rash, or any contagious symptoms or other illness within the past 24 hours. Notify the school when your child has a communicable disease. If your child becomes ill during the school day and it is serious enough that he/she needs to go home, you will be contacted and asked to pick up your child.
If a student is confined to home or hospital by written physician’s orders, and is able to complete schoolwork, arrangements should be made with the student’s teacher.
Immunization Records (Medically Verified)
Students cannot attend school until complete, medically verified immunization records are received.
- A completed Certificate of Immunization Status (CIS) signed by a health care provider. Find the CIS form by visiting https://www.doh.wa.gov/SCCI and clicking on “Certificate of Immunization Status.”
- A CIS form filled out by you or another parent/guardian with medical records attached.
- A CIS form printed by a health care provider or school from the Washington State Immunization Information System.
- A CIS printed from MyIR which is a free Department of Health online tool that allows families to view and print their official immunization records themselves. Go to https://wa.myir.net/register to begin the sign-up process.
MEDICATIONS AT SCHOOL
Prescription or non-prescription medication (cough drops, aspirin, vitamins, etc.) may be administered at school only with proper documentation. In accordance with state law, both the parent and physician must complete and sign the “Physician’s Consent Form for Medication”. Forms are available in the Frederickson School health office.
STUDENTS LEAVING DURING THE SCHOOL DAY
Student safety is of great importance to us, and we need to know where our students are at all times. Once students have arrived on school grounds, they cannot leave without permission. We have procedures in place to ensure that students are safe. There are times when a student must leave for an appointment or parents need to allow other authorized individuals to transport their children. The following procedures are designed to address these needs:
- If your child needs to be dismissed early, please send a note to the office stating the time your child needs to leave the school, who will be picking up and the reason for the appointment.
- Go directly to the office and sign your child out for the appointment.
- The office will call your student to the office to minimize classroom disruptions.
- If your child returns to school, please have them check in with the front office.
- Students will not be released to any person other than a custodial parent/guardian unless authorized by the parent/guardian. Authorization can be accomplished by a parent/guardian filling out a student pick up authorization form. Forms are available in the office.
CHANGES TO THE STUDENT’S END-OF-DAY DEPARTURE
Arrangements to go to a different location after school should be made in advance. Please notify the office at least one hour before the end of the school day if your child’s end-of-day arrangements need to be changed. The office will not be able to accommodate end of the school day changes after 2:30 P.M. For example, if the buses are loading you may have to pick up your child at the bus stop. A signed note or verbal parent authorization to the office staff granting permission is required for a child to take a different bus, be picked up at parent pick up, go to a different bus stop, or be driven home or picked up by a non-custodial adult. If authorization is by phone, office staff must be able to verify the number called from school records.
MEALS AT SCHOOL
Breakfast and lunch will continue to be served for FREE to all students during the 2021-22 school year.
Code of Conduct
The Code of Conduct outlines the school-wide operating principles at Frederickson Elementary. It is how we live, learn, and work together. These statements are in “we” form to remind us that we are a team and committed to following the Code of Conduct to create and sustain a positive, safe, and learning-focused environment at Frederickson Elementary.
At Frederickson elementary…
- We are trustworthy.
- We are respectful.
- We are responsible.
- We are fair.
- We are caring.
- We are good citizens.
- And we’re getting ready for college!
- Students must have teacher/staff permission to leave the classroom/lunchroom/play area, and should have a pass with them at all times in the hallways.
- Students walk quietly in the hallways.
- Students are expected to be on time for all classes and activities during the school day.
- Students are expected to be in attendance throughout the entire school day (8:35 A.M.-3:05 P.M.)
- Gum is not allowed at school.
- Always use language that is appropriate for school.
- Hats are to be removed before students enter the hallway. Exception: breakfast/lunch line
- Follow the directions of playground supervisors at all times.
- We expect all students to treat their peers, supervisors, and equipment in a respectful manner. Personal toys, belongings and equipment should be left at home.
- Be safe and fair at all times; play by the rules of the game (please inquire in the office for specific rules).
- Care should be taken to wear clothing that keeps students safe.
- Playing ends when the whistle blows. Return equipment, and re-enter the building when directed to do so by the supervisor.
- Seek adult help if unable to resolve conflicts on the playground.
- Keep all food items off the playground.
- Tackle football, wrestling, play fighting and tag games are not allowed.
Our hope is that students will take pride in their appearance. While it is not our intent to dictate fashion, it is necessary to enforce appropriate choices in student clothing for the school-learning environment. Clothing is not to be disruptive to the educational process nor shall it present health or safety issues. Appropriate dress for students is the responsibility of the child and parent/guardian.
- Students are to dress for participation in a wide range of activities and types of weather.
- Shorts and dresses/skirts must be longer than fingertips when standing with arms down at the side.
- Students are to refrain from wearing or displaying clothing or other items that reflect violence, gang-like activity, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, profanity, sexual references or gang related accessories.
- Hats, hoods, visors, scarves, gloves, bandanas, and sunglasses are not to be worn in the school building (head coverings worn for religious reasons are allowed).
- Students are to refrain from wearing the following:
- Ripped clothing or clothing with large holes;
- Sagging and baggy pants;
- Halters, exposed midriff, tube tops, tank tops with straps thinner than 3 finger widths, muscle shirts, or tops with spaghetti straps;
- Underwear worn or visible outside of other clothing;
- Flip-flops, shoes with wheels or cleats.
FLYER DINER LUNCHROOM EXPECTATIONS
- Stay in line- use walking feet.
- Keep hands and feet to yourself.
- Use inside “restaurant” voices.
- Use good manners.
- Eat your own food- please do not share, play with, or waste food.
- Clean up your area.
- Raise your hand to be excused.
Trading or sharing lunches is NOT permitted.
At Frederickson we believe that homework will help students develop responsibility, independence, strong study skills, and good work habits. Our students’ best interests are served by having the home and school share the responsibility for each student’s growth and development. Teachers will communicate individual homework expectations with students and parents.
PERSONAL ITEMS / ELECTRONIC DEVICES
Students are not allowed to bring any items or devices that are distracting and/or disruptive to the learning process or environment, including but not limited to:
- items that are unsafe or potentially dangerous
- skateboards, scooters, rollerblades
- energy drinks
- athletic equipment
Distracting and/or disruptive use of electronic equipment (including but not limited to: cell phones, MP3 players, iPods, tablet, phone watches etc.) must be turned off during the school day and stored out of sight. The school and school district will not be held responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged items, nor will the school or school district pay for any lost, stolen, or damaged items. Students who violate this policy will be subject to disciplinary action. School phones are always available for emergencies; parents are requested to call the school to reach students.
*Phone watches will be considered a watch. If a student uses it as a phone it will need to be turned off and stored out of sight.
CODE OF CONDUCT
We expect students to represent the Frederickson character traits:
- good citizen
- and we’re getting ready for college!
PHILOSOPHY OF DISCIPLINE
We are dedicated to our students’ ability to learn to their full potential in every classroom. When student behavior interferes with their own or others’ ability to learn and interventions do not successfully redirect the behavior, disciplinary action will be taken. This is also true for behaviors outside of the classroom setting. The nature of the consequence for any misbehavior will be dependent upon its frequency and/or severity and the presenting circumstances of the issue.
If you choose to break the code of conduct possible disciplinary consequences could include:
- loss of privileges
- individual behavior plan
- student written behavior plan
- recess detention
- parent contact
- Character School
- suspension from school
- in-school suspension
- principal referral
- Friday school
- Words Matter Class
- no-contact agreement
- conference with student and administrator and/or counselor, parent
RECOVERY, DETENTION, CHARACTER SCHOOL, FRIDAY SCHOOL
A. Recovery/Mindful Moment
- Students may be sent to “recovery” to problem solve & reflect on their behavior choices.
- Another grade level teacher will supervise recovery.
- Recovery is no longer than 10 minutes or until the student is ready to return to class and learn.
- Students complete a form while in recovery.
- Recovery forms will be kept in the classroom and communicated to parents.
- Students may be assigned recess/lunch detention as a consequence for negative behavior choices.
- A staff member will supervise recess/lunch detention.
C. Character School
- Students may be assigned “Character School” as a consequence for negative behavior choices that do not align with Frederickson’s character qualities.
- A staff member will supervise Character School.
- Character School will be no longer than 45 minutes after the school day ends.
- Consideration will be given to transportation needs of parents and prior notice is given when a student needs to be at Character School.
- Failure to attend an assigned Character School may result in a “Friday school” or an in- or out-of-school suspension.
2021-22 Rights and Responsibilities
Frederickson Elementary Three-Way Pledge
**This needs to be signed and printed**
2021-22 Supply List
Please label all backpacks and coats with your child's name.
Bus Flag Color:
Pickup Time: Drop Off Time:
Late Start Pickup Time