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School Procedures and Policies

Contact information:

I can be reached at [email protected], or by phone at (310) 798-8650 ext. 3171 or a note can be sent to school with your child.

Kindergarten School Hours:

AM Session: 8:15-11:35

PM Session: 11:40-3:00*

*Every Wednesday and several Thursdays, PM Kindergarten will have a Double Day. This means PM kindergarten will come to school from 8:15-11:35 instead of in the afternoon. This time allows all four kindergarten teachers to do grade level planning or school wide professional development. I will remind you when there is a Double Day.

Drop off and Pick up:

Drop off  and Pick up for PM is at the Julia Gate north of the CDC office entrance. CDC teachers will pick up and drop off from their CDC classrooms.

Absences/ Tardies / Late Pick-up:

If your child is absent from school, it is necessary for you to notify school staff at ([email protected]) and myself. If you arrive late to school, please sign your child in at the front office. Please be on time when picking your child up at the end of school. If you are later than 11:45 or 3:10, your child may be waiting in the front office.


If your child is feeling ill, please help to reduce the spread of infections in the classroom by keeping your child at home. They must be fever-free for 24 hours before returning to school. Please notify the school and myself if your child is sick.

Nutrition Break:

Please pack a small snack of one or two healthy items (fruit, yogurt, crackers, veggies or ½ sandwich) and a beverage (water, juice, or milk) for your child every school day. Put it in an insulated lunch box with your child’s name on it. Candy and soda will be sent back home so your child can enjoy them after school. CDC kiddos, please label Room 2 snacks so they don’t accidentally eat them at CDC.

Conferences/Report Cards:

Formal parent-teacher conferences will be held in the beginning of December. A Sign Up Genius email request will be emailed to you in advance. Your child’s first trimester report card will be distributed to you at the conference. Two more report cards will go home during the school year, one in March, and one in June. You will receive another Sign Up Genius email if a March conference is needed.

Thursday Folders:

Each Thursday, your child will come home with a Thursday Red Folder. There are two sides to the folder. One is a keep at home side and the other is a return to school side. Please remove all items on the keep at home side, return anything on the return to school side on Friday along with the folder.


Our school-wide policy does not allow food to be brought in on birthdays. Instead, we celebrate your child’s birthday all day long with a crown, a happy birthday song and a special celebration. As an option you can wrap a new or gently used book, board game, puzzle or playground balls and your child will open it in front of class.  


Sitting cross legged or kneeling on the classroom carpet is where kindergartners spend a lot of their time learning. Please send your child in comfortable clothes and include shorts under skirts or dresses. They learn much better when they are comfortable and confident. Daily we do 10 minutes of morning exercises including, cardio, yoga and mindful breathing as well as recess activities, tricycle riding, basketball, hop scotch, and jump rope, etc. To keep your child’s toes safe, we ask you to send your child to school with closed toe shoes like tennis shoes.

Toys/ Personal Items:

Please do not allow your child to bring any toys to school unless your child is the “Star of the Week”. Please write your child’s name with a black sharpie on all of your child’s personal items: backpack, lunchbox, jackets, etc.