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Hurlbutt Elementary School

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FAQ

Hurlbutt Elementary FAQs

Where can I park when I visit Hurlbutt?

There is a large parking lot at the front entrance to the school.  Please be aware that there are several spaces reserved for Weston Senior Center, which is housed in South House.  These spaces must be available to our seniors on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., but you are free to use them at all other times.  There is also a smaller parking area near the entrance to the bus loop in back of the school. A note of caution:  the Weston police occasionally monitor our school and issue tickets for illegally parking in handicap spaces, fire lanes and areas that are not designated as parking spaces.

If there is a delayed opening, what time does school start, and what time are students released if there is an early dismissal?

 Usually school starts 2 hours later than usual if there is a delayed opening.  This means that Hurlbutt Elementary School begins at 10:30 a.m.  Keep in mind that bus pick-up times are 2 hours later, too. If necessary, the superintendent may adjust the delayed opening time.  An email blast will be sent to alert you to this possibility.  Hurlbutt is dismissed at 12:35 p.m. in the event of an early closing due to dangerous weather or conference days.  Once again, if necessary, the superintendent may alter this time and you will be notified by email blast. 

When I visit Hurlbutt do I need to sign in?

Yes.  When you arrive, please stop at the security desk to sign in and get a visitor’s badge.  You will need to have a photo ID to show to the security personnel.  You must sign-out when your visit is done.

Can children be dropped off early in the morning?

Children can be dropped off at school no earlier than 8:15 a.m. (10:15 a.m. on delayed opening days) unless they are involved in a before-school program.  Before this time the school staff are involved in meetings and preparations for the day, and are not available to supervise.

What if our bus is very late either in the morning or the afternoon?

Please call Ms. Dietzman at the Weston bus garage at 203- 454-1984.

FAQS

Weston Intermediate FAQs

What are the hours for students?
The student instructional day begins at 8:30 am and runs until 3:15 pm.
Where is the parent drop off and pick up area?

Parent drop off and pick up occurs in front of the building in our car loop.  In the morning, drop off begins at 8:20, unless your child is participating in a before school activity.  As cars pull up and stop, students from the first six cars should exit and enter the school.  In the afternoon, we follow the same procedure.  If you do want to park your car, please plan to be at the school by 2:50.  After that time, we close off the parking area to simplify the traffic flow at the end of the day.

What if my child's dismissal plans change?

Please be sure that your child knows of his or her dismissal plans before the school day begins, as well as back-up plans in the event of inclement weather. Dismissal plans need to be entered into our Dismissal Manager prior to 1:00 p.m. and can be done up to two weeks in advance.  Please refrain from calling the office for dismissal changes.  Changes will be accepted by phone only in cases of emergency.

What are the office hours?

The office is open from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm.

I have academic concerns for my child, or, I am concerned about something I heard that happened on the playground, who do I contact?

The first point of contact for concerns regarding your child’s academics or other school related issues should be the classroom teacher.  The classroom teacher has the most frequent contact with your child and should be able to work with you on the issue.  On occasion, the teacher may want to involve the principal or assistant principal, or members of our mental health team.

I have a concern about something that happened on the bus, who do I contact?

In the case of bus issues, please contact the assistant principal.

FAQs

Weston Middle FAQs

Where is Lost and Found?

Lost and Found is located in the Cafetaria. 
The Main Office will hold cell phones, watches, eyeglasses and any valuables. 

Do I have to call the main office for my child's absence or tardy?

Always call first thing in the morning to report an absence or if your child will be late.

Can my child have an Ipod or cell phone in school?

Ipods are not allowed in school.  Cell phone use during the school day is also prohibited.  Any student bringing a cell phone to school must keep it in his/her locker during the school day.

For more information regarding school policies, please see the Parent/Student Handbook below.

PARENT, STUDENT HANDBOOK

For information regarding curriculum, please see the Program of Studies below. 

PROGRAM OF STUDIES

What is the procedure for picking up my child early from school?

Your child should bring in a note from you to the main office on arrival to school.  He will receive an early dismissal slip which is to be signed by his teacher and will enable hm/her to leave class.  On his way out he is to drop off the slip to security.

Parents are required to come to the front office if no permission slip was written or there is an emergency leave required.

Library Learning Commons

Weston High Library FAQs

What is the loan period for books and Kindles?

Reference Books: Overnight only
Non-Reference Books: 15 school days

Can I check out DVDs and CDs?

CDs and DVDs can be checked out overnight.  Late fine is $1.00 per night up to a maximum of $3.00.

How many books can I check out at a time?

As many as you like.

What if I lose a book, device or material that I've borrowed?

You will then be charged for the replacement cost.

Can laptops be checked out in the Commons?

Yes. Laptops, ipads, and tablets may be checked out for in-library use only, if they have not been requested for a class.

Can residents of Weston not associated with WHS check out books?

Yes, with proper identification and during school hours.

What do you sell in the Commons "store?"

Blank CD-Rs, blank DVDs, posterboard, 3×5 index cards, report folders, AA batteries.

Can I bring food and drinks to the Commons?
NO! Only bottled water is allowed.  Snacks are allowed in the "New Room" only if you clean-up after you've finished!
How much do I have to pay if I return a book late?

The fine will be $3.00 for Library materials, no more no less; a fee of $3.00 will be posted to your account after the 15 school day loan period.

Can I check out magazines and newspapers?

Current issues of magazines may not be checked out.  Back issues of magazines may be checked out overnight.  Late fine is $1.00 per night up to a maximum of $3.00.

            Newspapers may not be checked out.

Can I check out textbooks?

No. The Library has a limited number of textbooks, and these must be used in the Library.

Can I pay off my fines by helping out in the Commons?

Yes.  You will receive credit (not cash) at the rate of $3.00 for every class period worked.  Arrangements must be made with Library staff.

Can equipment be checked out, e.g., cameras, tripods, headphones?

Special arrangements may be made with Library staff to check out this equipment.

May I come to the Library during my quiet study period?

Yes, if the following requirements are satisfied:

  1. You have work to do in a specific subject area.
  2. You receive a pass from that subject area teacher.
  3. Have your quiet study hall teacher sign the subject area teacher pass.
  4. You check in and present pass to Library staff when you arrive in the Library.
How can I become a Library Learning Commons Aide?

First check with your guidance counselor.  Then see Library Staff to obtain permission and an application.

How many items are there in the Commons collection?

Approximately 24,000.

Athletics

Weston High Athletics FAQs

What forms need to be turned in to participate in High School Athletics and when?

Registration for WHS Athletics is now online.  You must register your son/daughter via the Parent Portal.  A current Physical must be on file with the nurse, Participation Fee paid and the Online Registration complete at least one week prior to the beginning of the season to guarantee the athlete will be cleared for the first day.

What forms need to be turned in to participate in High School Athletics and when?

What is the ImPACT test?

ImPACT is a test offered to all athletes during their first season of competition at Weston High School.  Please click on this link to get more information on this very important practice:  ImPACT Letter

How long is a physical considered current?

A physical is good for 13 months from the date of the physical. 

Can I turn in a check or a completed physical over the summer?

Yes, please do!  The athletic office is open most of the summer.  If it happens to be closed when you come by you can drop your forms off in the main office.

Is there a fee to participate in Interscholastic athletics?

Yes, WHS charges a $100 participation fee per sport, per season with a $400 family cap per school year.