Shorts Okay beginning Friday, April 1 & Dress Code Reminders
With warmer weather on its way, it will be okay for students to wear shorts to school beginning this Friday, April 1 (no foolin’!). With that, now is a great time for a reminder about clothing appropriate for school attire. Adherence to our school dress code and modesty in attire is important to maintaining a conducive learning environment and our high character and academic expectations.
- Skirts, dresses, skorts and shorts must fall at least the length of dangling fingertips (mid-thigh).
- Clothing should be as well-fitted as reasonably possible (i.e. no skin tight, see-through or over revealing tops or bottoms of any nature). Sheer material does not meet dress standards.
- Shirts need to cover undergarments and shoulders.
- Clothing that needs to be adjusted regularly to meet the length and modesty requirement are problematic. An alternate choice in these cases is best and will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.
- Clothing should not be ripped, torn, shredded or have obvious holes. Students should have a neat, clean, and well-groomed appearance
- Closed toed shoes are required for physical education with tennis shoes being recommended.
- Flip flops or thong shoes are not allowed. Strapped sandals acceptable in classroom
- Shoe heels should not exceed two inches for safety reasons.
- No “skate shoes” allowed
Click here for our complete school dress code
3rd quarter report cards
Report cards will be coming home with students this Friday, April 1. Please be sure to look for your child’s report card on Friday so that you can review and talk about it together and celebrate successes. If you do not see your child’s report card arrive home timely, please feel free to contact the office for a duplicate copy. If you have questions about anything on your student’s report card, please contact his/her teacher(s) by email, or leave a message through the front office.
Spring Portrait Day – Wednesday, April 6
Parker Portraits will be at school on Wednesday, April 6 for our Spring Portrait day. We will be taking all-class group photos, and if desired individual spring personality portraits. Our Kindergarten and 8th grade students will be taking cap & gown photos. Watch for details to come in a separate email and hard copy forms to come home.
Upcoming Spring Assessment Testing
Throughout April and May, we will be administering to students the state required assessment tests. Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students will be taking the Spring section of the Idaho Reading Indicator (IRI) test. Students in Grades 3-8 will take the ISAT by Smarter Balanced in Reading (English Language Arts) and Math with Performance Tasks for each (a total of 4 tests). 5th & 7th grade students will also take the ISAT Science test. Watch for more information and our tentative testing schedule to come in a separate email soon. Please be sure to avoid testing dates/times when scheduling with doctors, dentists, therapists, etc. We encourage you to help your students prepare for success by ensuring that they are well rested, well fed, and to school on time.