Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 342 The topics in this section are often covered in school handbooks and on school websites. If your school has a handbook, read through it carefully and keep it for reference. For news and updates, regularly visit your school’s website. Becoming familiar with your school’s policies and procedures will help ensure that you and your child have a successful year! School Calendar Every school district has a calendar that shows when grading periods begin and end, when schools will be closed for holidays and vacations, and when parent-teacher conferences are scheduled. Many school cal- endars also include dates for testing, parent meetings, performances, and special events. Go through your school’s calendar and write all of the important dates on your calendar at home. Attendance Policies All schools have attendance policies that encourage regular attendance, while allowing students to be absent if they’re ill. Make sure that you understand your school’s attendance policies, and that you know how your school wants absences reported. If your child is going to be absent for more than a couple of days, try to get some work that can be done at home. If your child has a chronic condition or an extended illness, get documentation from your child’s physician and share it with the school principal. Elementary School Basics