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Arthur R. Ashe Jr. Elementary School
1001 Cedar Fork Road
Henrico, Va. 23223

Dr. Kecia Lipscomb – Principal



7:20 a.m. Doors open for students

7:40 a.m. School Begins

7:45 a.m. Students marked tardy


2:05 p.m. Announcements

Dismiss ExEd Bus Riders &
Day Care/Car Riders/Walkers 2:07-2:11 p.m.

All Bus Riders Dismissed by grade level
2:15 p.m. Buses depart


ATTENDANCE: Please call the office to report your child’s absence.  If your child arrives at school after 7:40, you must come to the office to sign in your child.

TRANSPORTATION: Any changes in the way your child goes home require written permission.  For safety reasons, changes CANNOT be made over the phone.  We will take email if it is received before 1:00 p.m.  In the case of an emergency, you can fax a signed letter to 804-343-6514.  Riding the bus is a privilege and are students are expected to obey the rules of the bus drivers as well as those in the Code of Student Contact.

EARLY DISMISSALS: Our core instructional day ends at 2:00 p.m. Please try and limit early dismissals. IF you need to pick up your child, please bring your photo ID to the main office and your child will be called to the main office. Students will only be released to individuals on the Approved Pickup List.

CLINIC: There are specific guidelines for medication, which must be administered by the clinic attendant. Students may not transport medicine to or from school. Please bring in your child’s medication to the clinic. If your child is seen in the clinic, he/she may receive a clinic incident report in the home folder/agenda and a phone call notifying you of their condition. You may contact Nurse Revis at 804-343-6550 if you have any questions.

CAFE RULES: CAFE RULES: Most children are very cooperative in trying to use “dinner table” manners. We are committed to using a positive reinforcement system while stressing the importance of appropriate lunchroom behavior. Please review these rules with your child:
• Enter the cafe quietly. No talking until you have gone through the serving line and are seated. Then, please talk quietly – use a “restaurant” voice.
• Walk in the café at all times.
• Pick up your napkin, spoon, fork, straw and condiments before being seated. Once seated, do not get back up. Raise your hand to obtain forgotten utensils/items.
• Keep individual up area clean.
• Never loan money.
• Eat only your food. Do not share food.
• Listen to and obey all instructions.
• Only leave the cafe when

FOOD ALLERGIES & TREATS Many students have sensitivities to various foods including, but not limited to, eggs, wheat, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, and milk. Following exposure to one or all of these foods, our food-sensitive students can experience reactions that range from mild to life-threatening.
At home, parents of students with food sensitivities can manage the foods to which their children are exposed. However, managing such exposure at school is more of a challenge. The staff at Arthur Ashe will take all reasonable steps to meet that challenge.
To assist us in meeting this challenge, the staff requests that parents of all students refer to these guidelines. We ask that:
1. You talk with your child about the potential problems associated with sharing food at school, and discourage them from doing so.
2. If you bring food to your child at school, that you do not share that food with any other child.
3. If you wish to send items for other students, for a birthday or any other celebration, please send non-food treats, such as pencils, bookmarks, etc.

HOMEWORK: We believe that homework is an important part of the total learning process. It is the glue that holds one day’s lesson to the next. Homework serves several purposes:
 To reinforce class work
 To increase learning time
 To develop work, study habits & strengthen skills
 To inform parents of instructional objectives being learned
 To provide enrichment opportunities
 To provide individual student feedback to teachers
Consider the following as a general guide for the length of time your child should spend on homework. Students should also read a book at least 20 minutes each night, this does not include reviewing notes. Students should spend time reviewing notes at least 15 – 30 minutes each night to prepare for any upcoming tests or quizzes.
Kindergarten 30 minutes – 1 hour each evening to review sight words, read and write
Grades 1 & 2 1 hour each evening to review site words, review math facts read and review notes
Grades 3 1.5 hours each evening to read, review math facts and study notes
Grades 4 & 5 1 – 2.5 hours each evening to read, practice math and study notes

School Uniform Monday – Thursday are uniform days. Every Friday is spirit day in which students should wear school gear or colors.


We expect students to practice 7 effective habits each day:

Be Proactive, Begin with the End in Mind

Put First Things First,

Think Win-Win

Seek First to Understand – Then to Be Understood


Sharpen the Saw.

All students should remember to be respectful and kind to their teachers and peers.

**Recognition Criteria/Leadership Expectations for Earning DOJO points and potentially attending Leadership Celebrations.**
*100% Homework and Class work for the 9 weeks – turned in on time
*No classroom disruptions/ No time outs in another classroom!!!!
*Good academic grades (“BUG’ – Brought up a grades)
*(A’s, B’s, C’s, E’s or S) No F’s or N’s
*80 or more DOJO POINTS during the 9 week period

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