School Policies

DISTRICT AND SCHOOL POLICIES

Principal’s Request
When children are late to class or leave early on a regular basis, important learning time is lost for the child and others in the classroom. Please make sure children are in school by 8:40 a.m. and try to avoid picking them up before 3:30 p.m.
Student Absences
If your child is going to be absent, Henry Ford School has a 24 hour attendance telephone number that is available for you. Please call in your child’s absence by 9:00 a.m. Our new attendance telephone number is (313) 827- 4701 or send a note BEFORE 9:30 A.M. on the day of the absence. Also, if children are late to class or leave early on a regular basis, important learning time is lost for the child and others in the classroom. Please make sure children are in school by 8:40 a.m. and try to avoid picking them up before 3:30 p.m.

Drop off and pick up rules
The school buses drop off and pick up children on Driscoll and Mercury Drive. Children are instructed by the staff to stay back at least 30 feet while waiting for a bus, and to move far away from the bus when getting off. Please remind your child to keep a safe distance from the bus when loading or getting off. Parents who drive their child to school should drop them on Driscoll only. When parents come to pick up their child, there is NO PARKING, STANDING OR WAITING IN CARS ON DRISCOLL. PLEASE PARK IN THE LOT AND WALK ACROSS THE STREET TO PICK UP YOUR CHILD. This rule is only for your child’s safety. The Dearborn Police will ticket you for not following the posted regulations.

Warm Clothing
The weather is turning cooler and children need to wear jackets, sweaters or sweatshirts to school. The children always go outdoors for recess unless it’s raining. Please make sure they are dressed for the weather.

Toys, Games, Radios and Card Collections
Children should not bring these items into school unless the teacher has arranged for a “show and tell” activity. These items distract children from learning. Please help your child to remember to leave these items at home.

Medication in School
If at all possible, all medications should be given at home. If your child must take medications at school, please obtain a “Medical Authorization Form” from the school office. Both the parent and the physician must sign the form. (This includes non prescription drugs such as aspirin, cold remedies and even cough drops). No child should have any prescription or non-prescription drug in their possession at school or on the bus. Your children will receive a packet from the school on the first day, please make sure to fill out and complete all the forms and return to school. It is important that we have the emergency cards with valid telephone numbers to contact you on file in case we need to reach you during the school day.

Health Notices
If your child has a health need, please update the emergency cards at the school in order for the school to accommodate your child’s health needs and concerns especially in case of an emergency. It is very important that you list this information. Also, if your child uses an inhaler for asthma during school hours, please inform the office in order to fill out the necessary paperwork which allows your child to use his/her inhaler.

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