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The entrée served at breakfast will be milk and juice or fruit, plus either one of the following: cold cereal, toast, pastry, or a sandwich. Students participating in the breakfast program are to eat first and then proceed to their playground area. Breakfast is served from 8:45 to 9:05 AM.
The lunch menu changes daily. The food service prints a monthly menu that is sent home by the classroom teacher.
Student insurance information will be send home the first week of school. Accidents do occur even with adult supervision. The cost of medical care is the responsibility of the parent not the school district.
Arrival and Dismissal
Beginning with the 2011/2012 School Year, Little Fort's school day will begin at 9:15 AM and end at 3:38 PM. Children who do not ride the bus and do not eat breakfast at school, should not arrive before 8:55 AM. This arrival time is for the safety of the children. Teacher supervision does not begin until 8:55 AM. The students eating breakfast at school should not arrive before 8:40. The entrance bell will ring at 9:05 AM to bring the students into their classrooms. The tardy bell will ring at 9:15 AM. On rainy or snowy days, students will be allowed into the building at 8:45 AM. The students will proceed to the hallway by the entrance to the building that they would normally enter, otherwise, students should line-up outside by their entrance/exit door at 9:05 AM.
Parents Providing Transportation for the Safety of Our Children:
*NOTE: Driving around a stopped school bus is punishable with a 3-month suspension of your drivers license and a fine by the Illinois Vehicle Code.
Students will line up for their buses on the far west parking lot.
Please note: Only children assigned to a specific bus may ride on that bus. Also all children must have their bus pass to ride their school bus.
Riding the bus is a privilege. Improper conduct on the bus will result in bus privileges being revoked. When riding privileges are revoked, Illinois State Law still requires students to attend school regularly. Parents are responsible for the transportation of the child to school. If the child does not attend school during a period of bus suspension, the truant officer will be contacted; most importantly children lose precious learning experiences.
Please be aware that there is the possibility of your child being send to another school due to overcrowding.
If overcrowding occurs, the following steps are utilized to decide on student priority:
Daily School Schedule
The development of appropriate behavior is based on the concept that acceptable behavior is as necessary to the development of the child as are the development of reading and math skills.
The basic philosophy and rationale of Little Fort's discipline procedures will be pertinent and contingent to guiding our young people into meeting the demands of a compassionate as well as cooperative society. All disciplinary situations will be administered with dignity and professionalism. See Discipline Web Page for more information.
If your child fights or continually disrupts the learning environment he/she will be suspended from school. In addition to suspension, parent conference, social work and/or behavior interventions may be utilized as methods to remediate the child's inappropriate behavior.