General Information

General School Information

ACADEMIC ATTIRE FOR STUDENTS 

 

All LBUSD K-8 schools require that students follow a uniform clothes policy.  Please read our guidelines so that you will be fully aware of what is and is not acceptable in student dress at Webster Elementary School.  Students are expected to be dressed in the appropriate uniform daily.  Webster's uniform policy will be strictly enforced!  

 

WEBSTER SCHOOL UNIFORM  

Universal Rules:

 

Tops:

 - Black, white, light blue or dark navy blue solid with a collar (exception:  Webster t-shirts)
- Long or short sleeves
- Turtlenecks are acceptable
- No strapless, spaghetti straps, off the shoulder, low-cut, or tank tops

 

 - Black, white, or dark navy blue solid pants, shorts, skirts, or jumpers
 - Waistband bands are not to be 2" larger than the waist
 - No spandex or lycra
 - No logos or writing, larger than a thumb on clothing (exception:  Webster t-shirts)
 - No oversized, baggie-style clothing
 - Belts must be a fitted length and end must be tucked into the belt loops

 

 

Long Pants:

- No jeans/denim (of any color)

- No sweats (solid leggings are OK ONLY under skirts or shorts)

 

Short Pants:

To check for appropriate fit:  If children raise their arms and reveal their midriffs (the middle part of the torso, between the abdomen and the chest), or with their arms at their sides, their fingertips extend beyond their hem - their clothes are too short!

 - No sweats or swimsuits

 

Skirts:

 - Pleated, flared, A-line, or gathered skirts or jumpers
To check for appropriate fit:  If children raise their arms and reveal their midriffs (the middle part of the torso, between the abdomen and the chest) or with their arms at their sides, their fingertips extend beyond their hem - their clothes are too short!

 

Outerwear:

 - Sweaters, sweatshirts, or jackets in uniform colors

If students elect to wear jackets that are not the school colors of black, white, light blue, or navy blue, they must be removed in the classroom.

 

Footwear:

 - Shoes must cover the entire foot
 - No sandals or any other open-toed or open heeled footwear may be worn
 - No high heels may be worn

 

ATTENDANCE 
With very few exceptions, the only necessary absence from school is due to illness.  The state apportions money to the school district for each child's daily attendance and those days of absence due to illness, provided the illness is verified by the parent.  Please send a note or call the school on the missed school day if your child is absent.  The note should include first and last name of the student, teachers name, date of absence, reason for absence, and parents signature.  Children returning after a contagious disease will need to be readmitted through the Nurse's Office.

 

CHECKING YOUR STUDENT OUT EARLY 
If you need to take your child out of school during the day, please come to the office and we will call for your child.  Teachers are not permitted to release children from the classroom without office approval.  This LBUSD policy has been put in place for your child's safety and to protect him/her from being taken from school by anyone not on the emergency card.  If you need to send someone who is not on the enrollment/emergency card to pick up your child during the day, please send a note or call the school office.

 

BREAKFAST AND LUNCH
Breakfast is served from 8:00-8:50.  Any student may participate in the breakfast or lunch program.  During lunch break, students may do one of the following:
1.  Eat in the Webster Cafe.  
2.  Bring a HEALTHY sack lunch to eat on the lunch benches.

 

PLAYGROUND SUPERVISION AND REGULATIONS 
The playground is supervised starting at 8:30 a.m.  Because of safety reasons, children will not be allowed on the playground until 8:30 a.m.  The playground is supervised every afternoon until 3:30 p.m.  After 3:30 p.m. the playground is closed.

 

POCKET KNIVES, TOYS, ETC. 
Students are to leave all toys, games, play equipment, and electronics, etc. at home.  Bringing knives or any instrument capable of causing bodily harm is contrary to district and state regulations and can result in suspension, transfer, or expulsion.

 

LOST AND FOUND/POSSESSION MARKING 
Please label all lunch pails, sacks, sweaters, jackets, purses, wallets, backpacks, etc. with your students name.  Many articles of clothing remain unclaimed from our lost and found.  

 

STREET CROSSINGS & PARKING
Please encourage your child to follow directions and urge  him/her to cross only at intersections.  Parents must exercise great care when picking up children.  

The following are some traffic guidelines:

 - No parking or dropping off in any of the parking lots or driveways before or after school

 - Never drop your child off in the street

 - Do not double park while dropping your child off or picking them up

 - Pull all the way to the curb and open the door curbside to allow your child to exit/enter vehicle.

 - Arrive at Webster on the school side of the street.  Do not allow your children or yourself to jaywalk

 - Use the marked crosswalks to cross the street

 

STAFF PARKING LOTS
This area is strictly for staff use only.  Do not drop your children off or park in those lots.  It is very important that parents and students not park in or walk through the staff lots to enter the campus.  This is a dangerous area for children to be walking through.

 

RAINY DAYS
Supervision on rainy days will be provided inside the auditorium beginning at 8:00 a.m.  Children will not be allowed into the classrooms prior to 8:45.  There is no after school supervision so students must be picked up immediately after dismissal.

 

TELEPHONES
Students may use school telephones for emergencies only.  Please make arrangements with your child daily for after school activities, transportation, etc.  

 

CONFERENCES
Parent teacher conferences for all grades are scheduled in November and select conferences in March.  If additional conferences are desired, please call or send a note to the teacher so he/she can arrange a conference when needed.

 

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS PLAN 
Webster Elementary School has a Disaster Preparedness Plan in place.  This plan is in line with the LBUSD plan. The plan is reviewed with the Webster Staff on an ongoing basis.  We are all hopeful it will not be necessary to put this plan in effect.  However, if an emergency should occur in the school, the LBUSD schools are some of the safest places to be.

 

CARE OF SCHOOL PROPERTY
Please work with us in building pride in our school community by encouraging your child to show respect for school property.  Vandalism hurts all of us.  Dollars spent to repair damage caused by vandalism mean less dollars available for instruction and materials for your child. If you live near the school and witness any vandalism, please report it to the LBUSD 24 hour security number:  (562) 997-8101.

 

Parents are held financially responsible by law for the acts of their children which result in damage to school property, including equipment, books, materials, desks, and the building.

 

Please remind your children to respect our school environment by making sure that litter is placed in our trash receptacles.  

 

MEDICATION AT SCHOOL
Please be advised that we are forbidden by law to assist students with taking any medication unless we receive information from the doctor and the parent. Medication forms are available in the school nurse's office.