Lake Butler Elementary School will continue several policies during the 2016-2017 school year in an effort to afford greater protection to our students:
(1) We will continue to check identification of parents coming into the office to check out students.
Please always bring identification with you, even if you come frequently and know that staff may recognize you. We will still need to check your identification.
(2) We can no longer accept regular daily phone calls to change the way a student goes home. If you wish to change the way your child goes home in the afternoon please send a note to school with your child that morning so that we will have time during the day to verify its authenticity. If an emergency arises during the day requiring a change please call or e-mail the front office by 1:30 so that we have time to verify the call. If after 1:30, an adult who is on the child’s emergency card must come to the school with identification to pick up your child. We know you will understand these changes as they are designed to make the students safer. When last-minute calls are made to the school we have no way to verify that the caller is really the parent of the student. This procedure will give us time to verify that the call is authentic.
(3) We have a designated area at the bus ramp for student drop-off in the morning and pick-up in
the afternoon. We have staff on duty there to assist. The parking lot in front of the cafeteria is
not a drop-off area for students. If you wish to park in the parking lot and walk your student to
class that is acceptable. We ask that you not park along the curb in front of the cafeteria as
it is dangerous for students who may walk in front of cars and cannot be seen. In addition, we
have delivery trucks coming in to that area to unload and if cars are parked along the curb there is no place for delivery trucks to pull in. If a fire occurred there would also be no place for
fire trucks to enter. We will have staff on hand to direct you into the parking lot. Law enforcement will monitor the situation.
(4) All LBES students must be in school for three and one-half hours to be counted present for
the day. It will be counted as an excused absence for those students participating in “Take
Your Child to Work Day.” Those students will be ineligible for perfect attendance for that
nine weeks. This follows the same policy in effect at Lake Butler Middle School and Union
County High School.
Thank you for your cooperation regarding these issues. If you have any questions please call the school at 496-3047.
Transfer Out of Class: A parent has the right to request his/her child be moved to a different classroom teacher by submitting a request to the Guidance Office. The parent will then be notified of the approval or denial within two weeks of receiving the request.
Out of Field Teacher: The parent of a student assigned to an out of field teacher will be notified via letter. The parent may request the child be transferred to an in-field teacher by contacting the Guidance Office.
The Pledge of Allegiance: A student has the right not to participate in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance upon written request from his/her parent.