Daily Schedule

Students Arrival Time:   8:30 a.m. (Arrivals Prior to 8:30 a.m. go to Extended Care room)

Lunch:   12:00 p.m. - 12:20 p.m.

Recess:   12:20 p.m. - 12:40 p.m.

Preschool

Half Day 3 & 5 Days Per Week: 8:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Full Day 3 & 5 Days Per Week: 8:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Kindergarten & Young 5s

Half Day: 8:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Full Day Option: 8:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Grades 1-8

8:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Dress Code

A school dress code is important to a school’s program. It not only helps set a standard of appearance for the school, but can also have an effect on the behavioral and educational environment, along with the public’s perception of the school and its associated ministries. The thoughtful design and careful administering of a dress code is essential to the success of our school. The dress code is based on the Land’s End student uniform catalog, with Land’s End look-alikes allowed. Please consider a school emblem (from Lands’ End) to be embroidered on sweaters or polo shirts.  Our school dress code applies to Grades 1 - 8.

  1. Slacks and shorts are to be cotton blends, wool, corduroy or poly blends.  Solid colors of Navy or Khaki must be of traditional, tailored style (pleated or plain front), with proper hem and must not touch the floor.  Denim is specifically excluded.  Jean-style, cargo pants and low-rise slacks are specifically excluded.  Shorts are to be a dress or walking style, at mid-thigh, must be hemmed and worn only from August - October 31 and May - June.  Slacks and shorts with belt loops must be worn with a belt.  Belts must be Black or Brown leather or Navy or Khaki canvas web.
  2. Skorts, skirts and jumpers are to be of the fabric, color and styling as shorts and slacks.  No Plaids.
  3. Tops, shirts and blouses are to have traditional rounded collars and are to be tucked in at all times.  Oxford cloth, dress fabric and knit polo shirts or turtlenecks may be short or long-sleeved.  Colors include Navy, White, Light Blue, Red and Dark Green (Evergreen in the Land's End Catalog).  No T-Shirts or sleeveless tops will be permitted.
  4. Sweaters are to be crew or v-neck pullovers, cardigans or sleeveless vests, in the same colors as other tops (Navy, White, Light Blue, Red, and Dark Green).  A shirt, blouse, or turtleneck is to be worn under the sweater.
  5. Shoes are to be dress or athletic shoes in good condition and must have non-marking soles.  Sandals, excluding "flip-flops" varieties, will be allowed from August - October 31 and May - June.  However, athletic shoes are required for recess periods.
  6. 6. No bandanas or headscarves will be permitted.
  7. GIRLS ONLY: Girls may wear modest jewelry including a single pair of pierced earrings; additional piercings are not permitted. Light/pastel colored nail polish is permitted. Hair is not to be distractive, should be in neat and tidy appearance, out of student’s face.
  8. BOYS ONLY: Facial hair and piercings (including ears) are not permitted. Solid color, striped or small patterned ties are permitted. Hair is not to be distractive, should be in neat and tidy appearance, out of student’s face, no longer than 1 inch below collar.
  9. CASUAL DAY: Your child’s attire should still be modest and classroom appropriate! 

All garments must be in good condition and worn as intended (e.g., no holes, no dramatically or intentionally oversized, no garments worn at waist, and be properly hemmed). When questions arise regarding the suitability of a student’s attire, the Principal, in consultation with the child’s teacher, will make the final decision. In the event that a child’s appearance is considered unacceptable, the parent will be notified and, at the discretion of the teacher or Principal, the student may be removed from the classroom until a change of clothing is provided.

Absences & Tardiness

In accordance with state laws, all pupils are expected to maintain regular and punctual attendance. If a student is going to be absent from school the parent must call the school office between 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. to report the absence. A phone call must be made each day the child is absent.

Please call your child's absence into the school as soon as you realize they will be unable to attend, preferably before 8:45 a.m. (school start time); we have an automated phone system; 248.349.3146.  Leave a message on the "School Absence Line" - Press "4" before/after office hours; Press "2" during office hours.  Please do not leave message on Mrs Borton's (school secretary) extension.  When calling please provide the name of the child, grade, reason for absence, nature of illness (if any), and the name of the person making the report.

This information is needed as part of our weekly attendance report for the Wayne County Health Department. A written doctor’s excuse is required in cases of extended health-related absenteeism. Since regular attendance is important to the learning process, students who accumulate 20 absences during the school year may be required to repeat the grade.

A child who arrives at school after 8:45 a.m. is considered tardy and will not be admitted to class without a tardy slip. The child must stop in the office to obtain a tardy slip. After excessive tardiness a special consultation between parents and the teacher will be scheduled to discuss possible corrective measures.

To help safeguard the health of our students, we ask parents keep a child home from school if:

  1. The child has a fever of 99.6 degrees or higher, must be symptom free for at least 24 hours.
  2. The child has a severe cough or cold, especially if it is just beginning to display these symptoms.
  3. The child has an unexplained rash, skin eruption, or skin infection.
  4. The child is experiencing diarrhea or vomiting, must be symptom free for at least 24 hours.
  5. The child has reddened, sore eyes.
  6. The child feels ill and complains of a sore throat.

Please contact the school office if your child is ill with a contagious disease so that the parents of his/her classmates can be notified to watch for similar symptoms. It is suggested that you contact your child’s doctor to determine the appropriate waiting period before allowing the child to return to school. Recovered child will be readmitted to school/classes with a doctor’s slip only.

Transportation

The Northville Public School District makes bus service available free of charge to all children living in the District meeting the same eligibility criteria required of children attending the public schools.  Parents should contact the Northville Public Schools Transportation Office at 248.344.8470 to inquire about this service or to report any problems or questions relating to bus transportation.  Families who are using the bus service should contact the bus transportation office when their child will not be utilizing bus service on any given day.

Hot Lunches

Hot Lunches are available to St Paul's Lutheran students on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout each month.  Please send in your lunch order form with CASH ONLY on the first Monday of the month.  Order forms will be sent home with students.  Each day of Hot Lunch costs $5.00 each.  Please note an additional $1.00 charge per slice/piece above the 2 slices of pizza OR 2 chicken tenders.

In addition to Hot Lunches, St Paul's is offering "Ice Cream Fridays".  The PTL is offering a variety of ice cream treats at lunch time on Fridays for $1.00.  Proceeds go to support the PTL programs for the school.

Emergency Drills

School Safety Procedures at St. Paul's are followed in accordance with State of Michigan Legislature House Bill No. 4713 passed February 25, 2014 and effective July 1, 2014. The entire bill can be found at HERE.

Highlights of the bill are :

Schools are required to conduct the minimum of ten (10) following drills each school year:

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  • Two (2) Tornado Safety Drills – One must occur during the month of March
  • Three (3) Lockdown Drills – Designed drill conducted under this subsection shall include security measures that are appropriate to an emergency such as the release of a hazardous material or the presence of a potentially dangerous individual on or near the premises.
  • At least one of the lockdown drills shall occur before December 1 and at least one after January 1.
  • At least one of the above drills shall be conducted during the lunch period or recess or at a time when a significant number of students are gathered but not in the classroom.
  • The governing body of the school shall ensure that documentation of a completed school safety drill is posted on its website within 30 school days after the drill is completed and is maintained on the website for at least 3 years.
  • Implement a Cardiac Emergency Response plan for the school. The cardiac emergency response plan shall address and provide for at least all of the following:

(a) Use and regular maintenance of automated external defibrillators, if available.

(b) Activation of a cardiac emergency response team during an identified cardiac emergency.

(c) A plan for effective and efficient communication throughout the school campus.

(d) If the school includes grades 9-12, a training plan for the use of an automated external defibrillator and in cardiopulmonary resuscitation techniques.

(e) Incorporation and integration of the local emergency response system and emergency response agencies with the school’s plan.

(f) An annual review and evaluation of the cardiac emergency response plan.

 

St Paul's list of completed Emergency Drills can be viewed with the following link:    Emergency Drills 2016-2017