Q: When do we know which teacher or room our child will be in? A: In the past the class lists have been posted on the office window the night prior to school starting. Due to the fluxuations in our enrollment it is difficult to finalize class rosters earlier.
Q: What do students do for lunch? A: Students may purchase a lunch from the cafeteria each day or they can bring a lunch from home. No soft drinks are allowed.
Q: How do you handle peanut allergies? A: Parents are required to inform the teacher and school nurse of a food allergy. If an Epi Pen is needed the nurse will train teachers and staff how to administer the Epi Pen to the student. Precautions are determined by the severity of the allergy. The nurse will determine the precautions that are needed for the health and safety of the child.
Q: Is there a specific dress code? A: Medina Elementary school does not have a uniform dress code. However the dress code of MES is as follows. Dress Code Students are expected to dress appropriately and maintain an appearance that is not distracting to teachers or other students. When a student’s appearance disrupts the learning environment, parents may be contacted to bring other clothing. Prohibited: Tube tops, backless tops, tops with spaghetti straps, shirts with language or pictures that promote drugs, alcohol, or tobacco, shoes with the roller skates built in. Shorts must be no higher than 3 inches above the knee. Shirts must cover the midriff area. Hats, caps, and visors are not to be worn except on field trips, field days, or other specially designated days. Tennis shoes must be worn on the days the student has P.E.
Q: Does the before and after school program start on the first day of school? A: Yes!
Q: Can advanced learners be tested? Do you teach advanced learners any accelerated learning? A: All students are taught at a rate that reflects their academic development. The Kindergarten teachers implement differentiated instruction beginning the second six weeks. This allows the teacher to collect data to see where students are academically. Advanced learners are taught the skills they are ready to learn.
Q: What if I have more questions? A: Send an email to one of our kindergarten teachers. We will be happy to make the transition to kindergarten as smooth as possible!