Parent-teacher conferences will be scheduled with each family in November and if needed, in March. A personal or telephone appointment will be arranged by your child’s teacher. If you have a special concern, please contact your classroom teacher.
Parents and adult relatives (with parent/guardian permission) that are listed on the emergency card are welcome to visit our classrooms. Please contact the teacher to arrange a time to visit. All visitors must sign-in at the front office and in the ECE classroom.
Parent Teacher Home Visit Program
Escalante Biggs Academy Staff believe in building a positive connection with parents. Staff members will schedule a time to come out and visit with your family, if you so choose. This informal visit will be to get to know your child and build a positive relationship with the parents. Our expectation will be that all families will be open to a visit.
The Escalante-Biggs Academy will communicate important announcements, primarily by sending them home with your child, email or by phone. School-wide communication will come to families each Thursday in a “Thursday Folder”. Classroom communication will be sent home in your child’s backpack. It is your responsibility to check your child’s backpack daily.
In keeping with school district policies, parties for special events will be planned. Birthday parties may be held if prior arrangements are made with the classroom teacher. It is up to the classroom teacher to determine if birthday parties will be held during class time. Surprise parties are discouraged. Please communicate with your child’s classroom teacher regarding any food allergies you may need to know before providing food.
Toys or Books from Home:
Except for toys that are needed in the very opening days of school to help ease your child’s transition from home to school, we ask that you leave your child’s toys at home or in your car. If an item is brought to school, we cannot be responsible for this item.
Children who are enrolled in full-day preschool may bring a soft item with them for nap (blanket or stuffed animal). The item will remain in the child’s backpack or cubby during the day and be returned after nap. All items must be labeled with your child’s name.
If you have a book that may be of interest to all the children, we would appreciate this being shared with the class, but we may ask that it is left for several days to accommodate a time-frame in which it can be shared.
Escalante-Biggs Academy will provide milk, a universal free breakfast, and will have a daily hot lunch offering. If your child does not eat meat or pork products, accommodations can be made with advanced notice.
Parents will have the option to provide a “brought” lunch for their child who attends full-day preschool or Kindergarten. Please refrain from bringing items that may need to be heated, cooked or micro-waved during the lunch period. Pre-warmed or needing to stay cooled food items can be sent with your child’s lunch-box thermos.
Please send your child’s “brought” lunch in a lunchbox with any necessary utensils for their lunch. Healthy lunch item suggestions:
- Graham crackers (with no sugar on top)
- Meat sandwiches or peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
- Fruit snacks (no sugar added)
- Cereal (no sugar)
- Fresh vegetables and dip
- Crackers and cheese
- Knox blocks/Jello
- Trail mix (no M&M’s or chocolate chips)
- Fresh Fruit
- Small burritos
- Hard boiled or deviled eggs
- Mini rice cakes
For all full-day ECE students, an afternoon snack and milk will be provided. Kindergarten teachers will send a snack list home informing parents when they will send snacks to school with their child to share with the entire class.
Children are allowed to bring labeled personal water bottles with them for hydration during the school day. Please ask your child’s teacher about the best place to leave the water bottle during the school day.