For the safety of our students, it is extremely important to notify the school if your child will be late or absent. If the school is not notified, we are obligated to phone your home or office, or, if needed, your emergency contacts to confirm the absence. For your convenience, we now have an Online Absence Reporting Form you can complete on our website you may leave a message concerning absences outside of school hours on the voicemail system from 4:00 pm to 8:00 am, or you can send an e-mail to email@example.com and/or firstname.lastname@example.org
Visitors to our School
At this time, visitors/volunteers are not permitted in the school. We will inform you if/when this changes.
Early Dismissal (1st Wednesday of each month)
***No kindergarten on Early Dismissal days***
We are unable to release students to anyone besides their parents or legal guardians. If someone other than yourselves will be picking up a student, we need notification from you by either a phone call or a note to the classroom teacher or the office. Thank you for your help in this matter.
**If there is a legal custody order that pertains to your child, please be advised that in order to enforce this, we must have a copy at the school.
Bus Loop Safety/Use of the Crosswalks
WHPS has a loop for buses only. Parents have a kiss’n’go area on the street. To prevent injury to members of our school family, vehicle traffic will not be permitted in the bus loop between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. This time represents the highest potential risk to students. Thank you for your continued cooperation in this very important matter.
The safety and well-being of our students is one of our greatest concerns. In order to assist us in ensuring that we maintain adequate supervision of students, please note the following supervision times and related requests
Supervision AM (before school)– Our entry bell is at 8:30 AM. Beginning at 8:15 AM, we have staff on supervision. If your child attends a daycare or day home that transports your child to our school, please confirm that they are not dropping him/her off prior to this time. We do not want children unsupervised.
Recesses – These times are fully supervised by our own dedicated staff.
After School Supervision– Staff members are outside from 3:15 PM until 3:30 PM.
Please note there will be NO ACCESS to the playground before or after school.
Parents, please assist us with ensuring optimal supervision in doing the following:
- If you are riding your bike to school to pick up your child, we would ask that you model appropriate safety rules by walking your bike on school property and walking across marked crosswalks.
- If you have your dog with you when you pick up your child, we would ask that you wait by the fence which follows the street with your pet. Sometimes we have children afraid of animals or we have children who tend to excite the pet and we would hate for an injury to occur or an animal to be placed in a situation where they are over excited.