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Title: Welcome to Lancashire Elementary School

Welcome to Lancashire Elementary School
  • New Parent Orientation
  • Welcome and Introductions
  • A Day in the Life of a Student at Lancashire
  • Curriculum Overview
  • Parents As Partners
  • School-Wide Communication
  • Tour of School

School Day
  • Arrival Time is 835 a.m. (Doors Open)
  • Morning Announcements 850 a.m. (Tardy time)
  • Bus Riders Arrive and Depart from the Back of the
    School (parking lot near playground)
    BSD Transportation at 762-7181 regarding any
    questions about bus schedules.
  • Car Riders Arrive and Depart from the front of
    school (main entrance). Parents must stay in
    vehicle while students are escorted into building
    by staff.
  • Breakfast Served from 835-900 a.m.
  • 335 p.m. is the official end of the school day

  • It is important that students be at school on
    time each day. After 850 a.m., a child is
    officially tardy.
  • We understand that there are times when your
    child must miss school (due to illness or other
    reasons listed in the Code of Conduct). After an
    absence, the student must present a note to the
    teacher, written by the parent or legal guardian,
    within the first 5 days, of the student returning
    to school.
  • Absences for reasons other than those listed in
    the Code of Conduct are classified as
  • If a child misses more than 26 days of school,
    they may not be promoted to the next grade.

Dress Code
Pants, shorts, skorts. Skirts, jumpers, dresses,
capris Navy blue, black, khaki, brown Clothing
should fit appropriately (not too loose or too
tight) Any clothing exposing the legs must be
finger-tip length (boys and girls) Belts should
be worn at the waist Socks, stockings. Tights
(any color allowed if designs cause a
distraction during instruction, parents will be
contacted to alter the selection). Shirts,
blouses, sweaters, sweatshirts Shirts and blouses
must have a collar turtleneck shirts are
permitted. Shirts and blouses are to be in Solid
colors only (pink, white, yellow, blue, green,
purple, red, etc.) No stripes, polka dots,
etc. All tops must be free of any characters,
pictures or writing. Tops can either be long or
short sleeves. Sweatshirts with hoods can only be
worn for outside activities. Sweaters and
lightweight sweatshirts can be worn in school
(any solid color).
Dress Code
  • Shoes
  • Boots are allowed during seasonal wear (feet get
    overheated during warm weather).
  • Sneakers must be worn on gym day.
  • Shoes must be tied, buckled or Velcro-fastened.
  • Clogs, flip-flops, mules, crocs or other backless
    shoes are not permitted.
  • Hats
  • Hats and head coverings may not be worn inside
    the building, with the exception of religious
    purposes or special request made by parents with
    the Principal.
  • Not permitted Silly bands, sweatpants or
    accessories that are offensive or disruptive to
    the educational environment.
  • Consequences for dress code violation
  • Parents will be notified to bring a change of
  • Student will be sent to the nurses office for a
    change of clothes (if sizes are available).
  • Non-compliance with the dress code can result in
    a conference with parents.
  • Parents will be notified of any Dress Down

Positive Behavior Support (PBS)
  • Overview of PBS
  • Special Days
  • Classroom Incentives
  • Bus Incentives

  • Lunch 1.50
  • Milk .50
  • There are several options for paying for meals
  • Prepay with cash or a check. Make checks payable
    to BSD Food Service (include student name and ID
    number in the memo section) and have your child
    take the check to the cafeteria staff. If you
    pre-pay for 10 lunches you will receive one free
  • Use the automatic payment system
  • Federally subsidized free and reduced lunch and
    breakfast programs are provided to income
    eligible families. Applications for this program
    are available in the Main Office.

Memorize New Student I.D. Number for Lunch
Registers Will track all purchases during meal
times, maintain a history of all student
transactions, alert cashiers when a student has a
food intolerance or allergy, accept
prepayments After your child proceeds through
the meal line, he/she should enter his/her
Student ID number on a keypad. Your assistance
in helping your child memorize the Student ID
number will increase the speed of the lunch line.

Car Line Dismissal
  • Every family picking up their child from
    Lancashire needs a number card. Families should
    have received a card when they registered their
    child in the front office.
  • The number card should be visibly displayed to
    the staff in car-line duty to pick up your child.

Car Line
  • School staff will be outside to assist children
    into and out of the building from
  • 835-850AM (Arrival)
  • 330-345PM (Dismissal)
  • Discuss Late Arrivals (AM PM)

Code of Conduct
  • In an effort to create a positive,
    respectful, orderly school environment that is
    welcoming and inclusive, the students at
    Lancashire Elementary will be asked to follow the
    Code of Student Conduct developed by the
    Brandywine Board of Education.  A copy is
    available on the school website

Bullying Program
  • School-wide Bullying Program

  • Learning Focused Solutions (LFS)
  • Student Engagement
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Response to Intervention (RtI)
  • DE Common Core Standards
  • New Math Curriculum Singapore Math (K-5)
  • Enrichment (Field Trips, Young Rembrandts, Chess
    Club, Geography Bee, Spelling Bee)

Compass Learning
  • Compass Learning is a web-based curriculum that
    deliver interactive, self-paced, challenging, and
    engaging activities that are tied to what your
    child is learning at school.
  • Logging onto CompassLearning
  • http//www.brandywineschools.org/

Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS)
  • We are in the 2nd year of the new DCAS
  • Computer-based assessment
  • Second grade students are assessed in the spring
    only. Grades 3-5 are assessed 3x during the
    course of the year.

Reports Cards and Conferences
  • 3 Report Cards per year
  • Interim Reports
  • Parent Teacher Conferences
    October 17-18, February 17, April 30

Parents as Partners
A critical component of academic success
  • Building Relationships (Communication)
  • PTA (first Wednesday of each month)
  • Field Trips
  • Volunteers (School-wide events)

Communication Between Home and School
  • Agenda Books, Communication Folders
  • Newsletters (Homeroom Classrooms Paw Prints)
  • Website Lancashire Elementary
  • Alert Now (update numbers and addresses!)
  • E-mail
  • Telephone (475-3990)
  • Home Access Center (4th 5th grades)

Front Office
  • We are making every effort to provide the best
    customer service that we can.
  • Our primary mission is to focus on Student
  • To do this, Mr. Gladfelter and Ms. Jones-Davis
    will be in the classrooms to support instruction.
  • Please be aware of respecting everyones time.
  • Uninterrupted teacher/student instructional time
    will be a priority. Voice mails will be left
    during school hours.
  • Please make appointments to speak to
    administration ahead of time so that meetings can
    be more productive and efficient.
  • Ms. Tammy Barker is our new administrative
    assistant. Beth Eckerd is in the front office
    for half days/ AM only.

Welcome to the Lancashire School Community
Thank You for Coming!
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