Bear Family Reminders
Uniforms: Winterfield is a uniform school and students are expected to wear a uniform EVERY DAY, no exceptions. We host a uniform free day once per month. Please be sure your student is dressed for success in their Scholar Attire every day. The front office records the names of out of uniform students and contacts parents. Students who are out of uniform may receive a school-based consequence.
Attendance: The school day for students begins at 8am and ends at 3pm. The doors open at 7:30 a.m. If a student arrives after 8am, the responsible adult must come to the office and sign in the student. Breakfast is not served after 8am. All students are expected to attend school regularly. If a student is absent from school, a note explaining the absence must be sent with the student when s/he returns. The excuse must be from the parent, guardian, or doctor. Excused absences shall be given in case of illness, death in the family, or special religious holidays. Unexcused absences are given for any other reason. In all cases, excessive absences will be turned over to the School Social Worker.
Morning Carpool: Please drive all the way around the entry circle to allow as many cars as possible to unload, even if the entry circle is clear. Students should have all materials ready prior to stopping in order to enter the building as early as possible. If you arrive at 8am, please walk your child in to get a tardy slip.
Early Dismissal: We have 420 minutes per day to provide a high quality instruction to your child(ren). Every minute counts. We have noticed that many parents are checking their students out of school for early dismissal on a regular basis. Please note repeated early dismissal decreases student learning time. We need them here. Students must be picked up by 3:15p.m. for early dismissal, no exceptions. Identification must be shown to pick up a student. We will not make changes to student dismissal after 2p.m.
Transportation Changes: Winterfield is always dedicated to the security and safety of all students. Therefore, phone calls will not be accepted for a transportation change. Parents must send a note to their child's teacher stating details of the transportation change. Students will not be permitted to change afternoon transportation without a note from a parent/guardian. Note: Students can only ride their assigned bus home from school. District policy prevents students from riding home a different bus. Transportation change notes must include the following information:
- Student name
- Transportation change (car rider or walker only)
- Parent signature
Afternoon Car Riders: Carpool begins at 2:55 p.m. and ends at 3:15 p.m. Please support our staff by making every effort to be on time. All students must be picked up by 3:15 p.m. every day.