Frequently Asked Questions
Right now these are some of the answers to what were some commonly asked questions for our school year. I'll be updating this as we navigate through this time to try and give you an answer to all of the new questions you may have.
This page will answer questions commonly asked by students and parents.
What are the Math warm-up papers that come home each day in the Homework Folder?
The Math warm-up paper is work that the students have done that day as a warm-up to the Math lesson. It usually involves some mental Math and some problem solving strategies. The student is required to do this on their own with no help, but it is always followed with checking the answers together and clarification of any parts that were not understood. This sheet also may include answers given to the lesson that was taught, but these are checked together in class as well. This paper never needs to be sent back to school.
May my child bring a snack and water bottle to school?
Yes! It is preferred that they bring a healthy snack, but that is not required. There is a time for them to eat a snack mid-morning. They may also bring a water bottle of their choosing.
Do Fourth Graders need to change clothes for gym?
Changing clothes for gym is optional, although each student needs to have tennis shoes designated exclusively for gym class. Changing clothes in the locker room is considered a privilege and this privilege may be taken from time to time due to repeated conflicts in the locker room or taking too long to change.
What time does school actually begin and end?
The morning bell rings at 8:05 for students to be released to go to the classroom. This gives them about 10 minutes to put away their things and prepare themselves for the day. Students walking in the classroom door after 8:15 will need to go back to the office to get a tardy slip.
The school day for Elementary ends at 2:50. It is hoped that students are picked up at 2:50 to allow the Social Center to be cleared for Middle School and High School students to be dismissed at 3:00.
Are Elementary students allowed to wear Parkway hoodies in the classroom on school uniform days?
Elementary students are only allowed to wear school uniform sweaters (navy blue cardigan) if they are feeling a little chilly in the classroom. Jackets and hoodies are not allowed on uniform days.
What should I do if my child seems to be spending an extreme amount of time studying Spelling words?
Perhaps they need a reduction in the amount of words they are studying. Simply send me an email to see if an adjustment needs to be made.