Eason Flier 9/8/17
EASON FUN RUN
Eason’s PTO will be sponsoring a FUN RUN as their fall fundraiser this year! It will be held on Friday, October 6. More information will be coming out soon about how the students can raise funds, the details of the run, and more!
Please Do Not Distribute
If your child is having a birthday party or any other type of party, we ask that you NOT distribute the invitations at school. Feelings are hurt when not all class members are invited and invitations are distributed in everyone’s presence. It is the policy of the District that we cannot give out addresses or phone numbers of our students for any reason, including birthday invitations.
We are very proud of all the wonderful happenings at our schools. We welcome and encourage visitors to come and share in the excitement of all our buildings.
We ask all visitors to check in at the school office and present a photo ID when they arrive at any building. When a visitor signs in at the office, he/she will receive a visitor sticker that he/she will be expected to wear during his/her stay in the building. Visitors are expected to return the sticker prior to leaving the building. Students and visitors to the school are not allowed to take photos or video, unless they have permission from the staff or it fits under another policy exception (e.g. taking photos of performers at a public event).
We hope you understand that the reason for this policy lies in our desire for your children to be safe in the learning environment. We wish to be proactive and consider safety as we welcome visitors into our buildings. This system serves as a means of letting all staff and children know that any strangers in the building have checked in at the office and are wearing visitor stickers.
Waukee Community School District uses the visitor management system, Raptor, at each of our schools. The Raptor visitor management system enables each school building to screen all visitors against sexual offender registries in all 50 states and establish a consistent sign-in process across the district.
Please know this system is not intended to discourage parents from visiting their children’s schools. On the contrary, we welcome visitors and encourage all parents to be an active part of their children’s educational experience. The goal is simply to enhance the safety and security of both students and staff by limiting access to those who pose a potential threat.
How It Works:
- All visitors, including parents, must report to the main office upon their arrival at the school and provide their driver’s license or other state or federally issued ID
- The barcode on their ID is scanned electronically and the Raptor system looks for a match on state sexual offender databases
- If a match is identified, the building principal or designated representative will immediately be notified and respond according to district procedures
- If no match is identified, visitors are issued a date specific visitor’s badge that includes their name, photograph, and destination. These badges must be worn at all times while on the school grounds
- All visitors are required to check out in the main office prior to leaving the school and return their visitor badges so they can be destroyed by office staff
- Children who do not have a valid ID are allowed to visit as long as an adult who has completed the check-in process accompanies them
The safety of our students and staff is a top priority at Waukee Community School District. We will continue to review and update our policies and procedures to meet the needs of our district.
As a part of our established procedure of accounting for students each day, we would appreciate it if you would call the attendance phone number 987-2765 by 9:00 AM if your child will not be attending school that day or will be late. You may leave a message at that number with the student’s name, teacher, and reason for absence. You may also email Mrs. Harlan at email@example.com.
PLEASE remember that if you email only your child’s classroom teacher, that email may not be received in the office due to either an absence by the teacher or an issue with our internet, so please call the attendance phone number or include Mrs. Harlan in the teacher email. You will receive an automated phone call if your child’s absence has not been reported to the school office.
District policy states that balloon bouquets, flowers, etc. should NOT be delivered to school for your child. This causes disruption to the class and disappoinment to those not receiving them. If they are delivered, they will not be given to the student until dismissal time at which time they may take them home. We appreciate your help in following this policy.
WARRIORS VS. WIZARDS!
The Waukee Schools Foundation is hosting a “SlamTastic” event coming to the Field House this October! Get your tickets now to watch your very own teachers, parents, principals, and school administrators take on the WORLD FAMOUS Harlem Wizards!
The Harlem Wizards are a trick shooting, high jumping team of ultra talented basketball players that come with an inspiring message for the kiddos. Your very own Eason parents, Matt Salge & John Plaisance have volunteered to join Team Warriors (head coach Mike Householder) to take on the Harlem Wizards! Buy your tickets soon as we do anticipate a completely sold out event!
October 16th, 2017
Waukee HS Field House
Doors Open at 5:30, show starts at 6:30
To purchase tickets: www.waukeeschoolsfoundation.org
Student General Admission is just $12 when purchased in advanced. We are also offering court side seating with a meet and greet with the Harlem Wizards! Visit the ticketing site for more details on seating options. This is an evening of fun and excitement for everyone! If you would like to nominate a parent, teacher, or principal for Team Warriors, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We are still looking for a couple of players to add to Team Warriors! For more information on the Harlem Wizards, please visit their website at www.harlemwizards.com.
WE’LL SEE YOU ON THE COURT!
Picture retake day will be Tuesday, October 10th. An e-mail blast will be sent out the first week of October telling you the procedure for (1) ordering a packet of pictures when you did not order on Picture Day, or (2) Having your student’s photo retaken because you are not happy with the school picture. Hopefully the school picture packets that were ordered on Picture Day will arrive next week so we can get those handed out to each student.