First Day of School Reminders – Branch

Welcome Back Lion Pride! We are excited to begin the 2018-19 school year! Here are some reminders to help us have a ROARING good first week back to school! First Day of School is September 4, 2018.


School Supply List Drop off:

Please label with your child’s first and last name and grade.


Branch Building Only:

Tuesday – Thursday from 8:00 am -11:30 am and 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm


Families can also visit the main office to submit updated medical, eye and dental records, payschool fee ($75.00 per student) with a check, money order, credit card or cash)  and register for Youth Guidance after-school program from 8:00 am -3:00 pm. Teachers will not be available.


Please read the 2018 – 2019 Parent Handbook located below.


2018 – 2019 Parent Handbook


Several school – wide policies have been updated: Cell Phone, Gym Uniform,School Uniform, Arrival & Dismissal Procedures, Snacks, and Policies

On the first day of schoolschool staff and parent volunteers (look for the volunteer shirts) will be available on the playground to inform parents of their child’s classroom teacher and room number.


Parents may walk their child to class on the first day of school only.


Students can arrive as early as 7:55 am. .
Park on Archer or Federal Street (follow all traffic signs) if you want to remain with your child during drop off. All others use the driveway. Pull forward to Mrs.Chan and Parent Volunteers. Please do not get out of your car for any reason. Have your child packed and ready to exit the car. Its important to keep the flow of traffic moving.  Please do not park in the Teacher’s parking lots on 19th Federal Street.  

 See the  Parent Handbook for approved healthy snack and lunch items.
Breakfast and lunch are free for all students and will be provided on the first day of school. We are promoting healthy eating  If you send a lunch with your child, please make sure your’e providing healthy choices. Do not send sweets, soda or unhealthy chips (flaming hots of any kind). These items will be returned back home.
Dismissal: Students who are enrolled in  after care are dismissed to Youth Guidance staff at 2:55 pm.   Students not enrolled in after-care will be dismissed (kdg) on Federal Street and (First) on the driveway side. Students will only be released to a parent/guardian and/or designee listed on the emergency contact form.


School/Gym Uniform : See Parent Handbook
Students are expected to wear their school uniform every day.
Wednesdays, beginning on September 19th are our school-wide Anti – Bully Day. Students can wear a solid purple shirt (ONLY)  and blue jeans(ONLY) or the school uniform on this day. Failure to follow this policy will result in exclusion from extra- curricular activities and/or detention.
Designated gym days will be sent home the first week of school. Students are required to wear the school‘s gym uniform or a solid grey shirt and navy blue bottom only. No exceptions.


Snack/Lunch options:


Please review the parent handbook for the approved snack options.
We are a candy and gum free school.


Snack and Acceptable Lunch Items: See Parent Handbook
We are a peanut and nut free- school
***To prevent the loss of instructional minutes the snack list provided are the only acceptable options for snacks.***

Finger size Fresh fruit and vegetables are always encouraged.

Pirate’s Booty-aged white cheddar, sour cream and onion, New York pizza
Pringles Snack Pack-original, 100 calorie original
Sun Chips-original, harvest cheddar, French onion, garden salsa, Jalapeno Jack
Any single served  baked chips
Veggie chips
Barnum’s Animal Crackers-original
Cheez-It Crackers-original
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers
Townhouse Crackers-original, wheat, flipside pretzel
Triscuit Crackers-original, garden herb, rosemary and olive oil, roasted garlic
Water-non-flavored, non-sweetened, and non-carbonated
Fresh fruit/vegetables
Individually packaged apple sauce-squeeze packet
Individually packaged vegetable sticks
Skinny Pop Popcorn
Smart Food Popcorn-white cheddar, reduced fat
Rold Gold Pretzels-this, sticks, rods, tiny twists
Betty Croker Fruit Snacks
Fruit Roll-ups
Special K Bars
Teddy Grahams


We look forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday!