Welcome back to school! I hope everyone had a wonderful summer!
We officially start school for the 2012-13 school year on Wednesday, August
29, 2012. School hours have not changed so we expect all students to arrive no
later than 7:30am with dismissal at 2:00pm.
We are using a new transportation company in Pelham for busing. Make sure you
double check your route and pick up time to be certain prior to the first day
of school. The bus routes were sent to all parents through an alert now and
are available on the Pelham School District website.
We will open the building for an official Meet and Greet on Tuesday, August
28th from 12:30-1:30pm. This gives students and parents a quick opportunity to
meet homeroom teachers and find classrooms.
Our fall open house (parents only) will be held on Thursday evening, September
20th, beginning at 6:30pm. Parents will have the opportunity to follow their
child's daily schedule and hear a course introduction from each teacher. This
is not an evening for personal discussions with the teachers...just a snapshot
of your child's day. Individual parent/teacher conferences will be held in
Just a "friendly" reminder about your cell phones....please remember with
rights come responsibilities...
Students, you may bring your cell phones into the building under the
1. The cell phone must be turned off.
2. The cell phone must be stored in your locker/backpack/purse.
3. Students MAY NOT use cell phones during the school day--7:30am - 2:00pm.
4. Students MAY use cell phones after school in the cafeteria, front hallway,
5. The school is NOT responsible if your cell phone is stolen, lost or broken
during the school day.
Cell phones will be taken away and given to the assistant principal if
students use them during the school day or they ring during class.
First Offense: Verbal warning from an administrator.
Phone returned to student at the end of the day.
Second Offense: Detention from an administrator.
Phone returned only to parent--NOT to student.
Third Offense: Community School suspension.
Phone returned only to parent--student NOT ALLOWED to bring
cell phone to school for remainder of the year!
Grade 8 students...this suspension will count as a strike
against the Washington, DC trip.
So please use your cell phone responsibly. Remember that this is a privilege
and with it comes the responsibility to use it wisely. Follow the rules and
we will have no issues with you and your cell phone!