The mission of Weaverville Elementary School is to prepare students for the future by providing knowledge and skills to achieve academic excellence, personal growth, and success in a safe, positive and diverse environment.
In the interest of supporting a safe and secure environment, we ask that all parents/ guardians and guests check in at the front office before going to any classroom. All visitors will be given a badge or sticker to wear while on campus. We appreciate your support for student safety in this manner.
Regular and on-time school attendance is required by law and is necessary for student achievement. Research has shown that students with excessive absences and tardies from school are 1) less likely to achieve at grade level or above in school, 2) less likely to graduate from high school, 3) less likely to succeed in their work life, and 4) much more likely to become involved in juvenile crime. Time missed from school can never be adequately made up and any day or part of a day a student misses is lost learning time.
If your child has a fever or is otherwise ill, he should not be in school. However, only a medical appointment or funeral otherwise excuses a child from school.
By law, three unexcused absences constitutes truancy. We will work with you as much as we can to help you get your child to school, on time, each day but excessive rates of absence or tardiness result in the child being classified as a “habitual truant” by law and referred to the County School Attendance Review Board (SARB).
If your child has a doctor or dentist appointment at some time during the day, please be sure they attend school while they are not at their appointment.
Please help your child arrive at school on time. Teachers carefully structure the morning and students coming in late miss instruction and interrupt the learning of the entire class. By law, three tardies over 30 minutes constitute truancy.
The school maintains an emergency card on each student. For your child’s safety and best interests, it is vital that we be provided with current and accurate home and work telephone numbers of both parents, numbers of child care providers, and alternate numbers of neighbors and relatives in the event your child has an emergency.
Please remember to let us know if the numbers change during the year. If you have e-mail at home or work, please include it as well.
Whenever a child becomes ill at school, the parents are contacted and arrangements are made for further care. Minor injuries are given first aide by the teacher or office staff. Please be sure that our office has current home and work phone numbers and email address if applicable along with the name of another adult to contact in case of an emergency.
If your child is diagnosed as having a contagious disease, please notify the school office immediately.
Head Lice: The school has a ‘no nit’ policy in the case of head lice. Children contracting lice must receive the treatment and a thorough comb-out to remove all nits (eggs) of the lice. Students must come into the office for a head check before being allowed to return to class. When a child is found to be infected, his or her entire class is checked.
The school medication policy is state mandated and we must comply in all respects. If your child requires the administration of medication during school hours, a School Medication Authorization form must be filled out and signed by the prescribing doctor and parents. This also includes over-the-counter medication (cough syrup/pain relievers).
Medications must be brought to school by the parent or guardian of the student. They must not be taken to the classroom or kept by the child. Medications must be brought to school in the original containers.
The state mandates that all school students be immunized against measles (rubella and rubeola), diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and tetanus. Parents must provide student immunization records before we can enroll their child as a student.
All students entering 7 th grade in all public and private schools will need to have had three hepatitis B shots, a second MMR shot, and a tetanus booster. Hepatitis B shots must be spaced several months apart, so it is important that you begin this process now so that your child can enter the 7 th grade on schedule.
In the interest of public and student health, the Weaverville Elementary School District is proud to provide a healthy, tobacco free environment. All persons are to refrain from using any tobacco on school district property at any time.
The Weaverville Elementary School District does not discriminate in any way against any persons in compliance with Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975. Inquiries regarding policy and grievance may be directed to Robert Lowden, District Coordinator of all Federal programs and compliance issues at P.O. Box 1000 , Weaverville , CA 96093 , (530) 623-5533.
In the event that we have to dismiss school under emergency conditions such as fire, extreme weather, flooding or other conditions, students will be dismissed from school. Parents should discuss with their children what they are to do and where they are to go in such an emergency, as it would be impossible for the school to call each parent. If such an event occurs, we will inform local radio and television stations.
On mornings of heavy snow on which you believe school may be cancelled, tune in to one of the TV or radio stations listed below. Please watch and listen to the following stations for the information about school closure, do not call the stations!
106X KRRX 99.3KNNN 105.3 KRDG 104.3 KSHA
Please tune in to the following television station:
Channel 7 – KRCR TV
Station officials will break into regular programming with the announcement. During heavy snow days, it may be unsafe for school busses to travel in the area of Oregon Street and Timber Ridge. Parents are encouraged to make alternate provisions to get their children to and from school.