S c h o o l
With regard to residency, the Board of Education or District Clerk shall determine whether a child is entitled to attend the Amagansett School. All students registering for admittance into the Amagansett School must have on file the following:
* Registration Form
* Birth Certificate
* Current Physical
* Up-to-Date Health Immunization Record
* Two Proofs of Residency
* Prior School Records
* Residential custodial paperwork, if applicable
All students must be fully toilet-trained before attending.
Three and Four Year Olds 9:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
Kindergarten through Grade Six
Doors unlocked and students arrive 8:00 A.M.
Students report to classrooms by 8:10 A.M.
School starts 8:10 A.M. Arrival after the 8:10 A.M. bell is considered tardy
Lunch Period 11:40 A.M. - 12:40 P.M.
Student Dismissal (First Floor) 2:50 P.M.
Student Dismissal (Second Floor) 2:55 P.M.
Charge for Loss of Books, Materials and Equipment
Parents will be charged for books, instruments, and other school property lost or damaged by students.
Students will be released for religious instruction as scheduled by school and religious students.
School closings for weather conditions or emergency early dismissals will be announced by the following:
WBAZ Radio 102.5 FM WLNG Radio 92.1 FM
WBEA Radio 101.7 FM News 12 Long Island Channel 12
WEHM Radio 96.7 FM WBAB Radio 102.3 FM
WNBC-TV Channel 4 WABC-TV Channel 7
Lost and Found
Articles without owners will be stored until the end of each school year unless claimed. All unclaimed articles will be donated to the needy at the end of the school year.
Homework assignments will be given at the discretion of the teacher. Homework reinforces in-class learning. It is for practice and application of skills/knowledge and for enrichment. Parents should provide a conducive learning environment for completing homework assignments. All papers, notebooks and workbooks should be kept neat and clean.
Home instruction will be provided for students who are confined because of illness or injury.
Supervision During Lunch Period
Supervision is provided for students during the lunch period.
Accidents/incidents involving students occurring during the school day will be reported to the School Nurse, who will in turn notify the Superintendent of Schools. A call to the parents will depend on the nature and severity of the accident.
The school district purchases an accident insurance policy, which provides coverage for students, involved in school activities. The policy provides coverage after family insurance plans provide benefits.
Medication at School
The School Nurse is the only one permitted to administer medication to students. Students who are to use medication by direction of a physician during the school day must have the medicine delivered to the office via a parent, along with a Medicine Administration Form that is properly filled out by the physician and parent.
Miscellaneous Health Policies
If your child is sent home with a fever, his/her temperature must be normal for 24 hours before returning to school. If your child has vomited, either at school or at home, he/she must remain at home the next day. If your child has a heavy cold, PLEASE keep him/her at home. Students leaving early due to illness may not return to school for after school activities such as concerts, school dances, school plays or after school enrichment programs.
To Be Excused From Physical Education
A student will be excused from physical education for medical reasons. A physician must provide a written statement noting the length of time a student is to be excused from physical education.
A phone will be made available for emergency and/or specific purposes only (i.e. forgotten lunch, instrument or homework).
Change of Plans
All changes of dismissal plans for your child must be in writing, preferably sent into school with your child in the morning. If for some reason you are not able to send the note in with your child in the morning, the office will accept notes up until 12:00 Noon on the day in question. For your convenience, we will accept these notes via fax - please fax to 267-7504. Telephone calls with regard to a change of plans will not be accepted unless they are of an extreme emergency nature.
All parents waiting for their children must wait at the center doors. Once all the students are safely dismissed, you may come back into the building to conduct school business. All visitors must report in at the Receptionist Desk.
Bus Safety Reminder
To ensure your child�s safety and security during the afternoon drop-off, all students in grades kindergarten through grade two must be met at the bus stop by a parent, guardian or other appropriate caregiver. Other arrangements must be on file, in writing, in the School Secretary�s Office.
Visitations by Students
Friends or relatives of children attending Amagansett School should not be brought to school with expectations that the visiting child may attend classes with his/her friend. Teachers cannot be expected to assume the added responsibility that such a visitation brings.
We encourage all parents to visit their children�s classrooms throughout the school year. However, these visitations must be prearranged with the classroom teacher and office before a parent shows up unannounced. Unannounced visitors will be asked to come back on a specific date and time.
Student Directory Information
All parents have the right to refuse the release of student directory information. Your refusal must be submitted in writing by September 15 each school year. The Family Education Rights Act (FERPA) defines student directory information as the following: name, address, telephone listing, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height (if members of athletic teams), degrees and awards received, and the name of the educational Agency or institution previously attended by the student. (20 United States code (U.S.C.) 1232 (g))
Title IX and 504 Compliance
The Amagansett Union Free School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, or handicap in educational programs and activities. This is in keeping with Title IX of the Federal Amendments of 1972, and the regulations implementing the same, that specify non-discrimination in education programs an activities that extend to employment therein and to admission thereto and that inquires or complaints concerning the application of Title IX and 504 regulations and said regulations to said school district may be referred to the below-named coordinator, or the Director, Office for Civil Rights, Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Washington, DC 20201. The employee designated to coordinate the activities and efforts of this school district to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under said law is School Nurse, Mary Jo Bennett, Amagansett School, POB 7062, and Amagansett, NY 11937. Tel. 267-3572, Ex. 221.