We are always delighted to have parents visit our campus and classroom. In order to ensure the safety and security of our children, we do require that every person who visits our campus register in the office and receive a visitor pass.
These measures apply at all times--before, during, and after school hours--except when there are large gatherings such as PTA meetings.
When it is necessary for a child to arrive at school after the 8:30 start time, a parent must accompany the child to the office to sign the tardy log. A parent must sign out any child who needs to leave before the end of the school day at 3:00 p.m. We know that it is sometimes necessary to schedule doctor or dental appointments during the school day. When it is possible please make them for after school hours so that your child's instructional day is not interrupted.
If someone other than the parent has permission to pick up a child, parents must write a note to the office through the classroom teacher. A child will not be allowed to leave school with anyone other than his/her parents unless we have received a note, signed by a parent, stating the name of the person who has permission to pick up the child, and the date for the dismissal. "Anyone other than his/her parents" includes all family members. In an emergency situation, we may accept a phone call from a parent, but keep in mind that we will need to verify the call, which may considerably delay the release of the student.
When leaving the classroom during the school day, all students go with a buddy. We remind students about staff identification and tell them not to approach any adult who does not have a name tag. The students are told to report such a person to a staff member.
Cary Elementary is a SMOKE FREE campus. Please adhere to this WCPSS policy and help us set a good example for our children.