Lincoln School Welcomes You To The 2019-20 School YearTHE SCHOOL DAY SCHEDULE School will begin on Thursday, September 5, 2019 with a full-day schedule for grades K-2. The school day runs 8:30 a.m. (children are allowed in building) - 3:15 p.m. Morning - Lincoln School children should not arrive at school before 8:30 a.m. The tardy bell will ring at 8:45 a.m. Students who are tardy must report to the office first with their parents to be signed in. The entry and exit to Lincoln School is from Frey Street. There is parking in our lot as well as on the streets adjacent to the school. Parking is not allowed in the school driveway. We appreciate your cooperation in helping to transport our students safely and efficiently.FAREWELL FRIDAY ASSEMBLY Our "Farewell Friday" program is a time we reinforce positive character traits, celebrate birthdays, read stories and sing songs. The program begins at 9:20 a.m. Parents are welcome, and encouraged, to attend any "Farewell Friday assembly. We kindly ask that you do not bring food or drinks in the gym.INFORMATION UPDATE As the school year progresses, please notify us as soon as possible if there is a change of address, telephone number, babysitter, emergency numbers, work schedules, etc. This information is extremely important in an emergency. The school cannot allow your child to go somewhere without your written authorization. Thank you for your cooperation.LUNCH INFORMATION Breakfast for students runs from 8:30 - 8:45 am. Students are given 1/2 hour for lunch. The lunch schedule begins at 11:00 a.m. and ends at 1:15 p.m. Prices: Breakfast: FREE Lunch: FREE Ice Cream: $.75 White or Chocolate Milk: $.50. Lunch accounts may be funded by accessing http://www.myschoolbucks.com.CAFETERIA It is requested that students do not carry cans or bottles in their lunch boxes because of the safety hazards. It is requested that liquids be put in thermos bottles, plastic containers or paper pouches and food in plastic containers, sandwich bags, etc. Occasionally, students will forget their lunch money. They are permitted to borrow money from the cafeteria. This money should be promptly repaid.PHYSICAL EDUCATION/RECESS The Newark Central School District requires all students to be safely dressed for proper participation in physical education classes. Students must have sneakers for physical education classes and recess. Please have your child bring or wear sneakers daily. Due to risk of injury, no jewelry is permitted during physical education classes. Exceptions: post earrings or jewelry documented or verified to be of religious or medical purposes.MEDICAL EXCUSES A statement from the doctor is required if a child for medical reasons, is not to participate in physical education for an extended period of time or is to have limited program. A doctor's statement is also required to remove limitations and return the student to regular physical education classes. The school nurse processes all statements. For a single session, a parent may request exclusion or limitations for medical reasons.ATTENDANCE State law requires that all students be in school each day that school is in session. For perfect attendance recognition at the end of the school year, the child is required to be here for a FULL DAY each day that school is in session.
SIGNING STUDENTS IN AND OUTIf a student is to be released prior to dismissal or comes in late, the parent/guardian must come to the front desk and sign their student in or out. If a student is picked up at dismissal time and it was not prearranged with a written note, the parent/guardian must come to the office to sign the student out and the student will be called to the office. First and Second Grade students will be released for pick-up inside the main entrance and UPK and Kindergarten students will be released from the PreK/Kindergarten exit after the dismissal bell only if prior written arrangements were made with the teacher and school office. Teachers will not release any students at dismissal time unless they have received a written note or a message from the main office. The school must also be notified, in writing, if someone other than a person on the child’s pick-up list is picking their student up. We cannot release a student to anyone, other than those listed on the student’s pick-up list, unless we have a written note from the parent. All people that are picking up a student will need to provide photo identification.VISITORS When entering Lincoln School, please first check in at the front desk in the foyer. When visiting the building, you must sign in and out, and wear the visitor badge given to you. For Farewell Friday visits, we ask that you sign in but you will not be issued a badge due to the large number of people who attend this program.VOLUNTEERS Newark Central School District is proud of its active volunteer program. Last year, over 1500 hours were volunteered at Lincoln School. We would like to once again extend an invitation to you to become involved as a volunteer at Lincoln School. Please contact the school office, if you would like more information about parent volunteers. To register as a volunteer, please fill out the Volunteer Profile Form.DRESS Students should be neat and clean while in school. Clothing and footwear (winter boots) should be compatible with safety and must not interfere with the ability to engage in classroom or school activities. Long and untied shoelaces are a real safety hazard for the children. Sandals are also dangerous on the stairs. It is important that your child wear sneakers on days he/she has physical education and recess. Children not wearing sneakers will not be allowed to participate.PARENT CONFERENCES A strong home-school connection is important in order to best meet the needs of the children. One way to help achieve this is through parent-teacher conference. We encourage parents to meet with their child's teacher at any time. Please feel free to contact your child's teacher to set up an appointment.BICYCLES If your child wishes to ride a bicycle to school, please have him/her walk the bike up the front side walk of the school and park it in the bike rack on the side of the building. Please use your judgment as to whether your child can ride his/her bike safely to school. We ask that you send in written permission if you are allowing your child to ride their bike to/from school.TEXTBOOK AND LIBRARY BOOKS Books are prize possessions and must be treated with care. Students will be required to pay for lost, damaged, or books that have been written on.STUDENTS BUYING AND TRADING Trading and/or sale of items is strictly prohibited. WEAPONS Students are not allowed to bring, use or sell, weapons in school or on school property. Knives, guns, clubs or any device that could be used as a weapon is strictly prohibited on school property. Any situations concerning weapons will be reported to the authorities and could result in an out-of-school suspension.
SCHOOL CLOSING There may be times, due to adverse weather or other emergencies, when it will be necessary to close school. In case of bad weather, please tune into one of the following radio stations:WACK 1420 AM, WNNR 103.5 FM, WHAM 1180 AM, WDVI 100.5 FM, WPXY 97.9 FM, WNYR 98.5 FM Also TV stations: WHEC (10), WROC (8), WHAM (13). Should it be necessary to close during the day, notice will also be given to the above mentioned radio stations. Please develop a plan with your child as to what he/she is to do if and when such an emergency might arise. Please listen to the radio and DO NOT CALL THE SCHOOL for school closing information.