When your child is a student at Lutie School, it’s important to understand and have access to school procedures, rules, and important forms. To help students and parents get the most out of their experience at the school, we’ve made information on school procedures easily and conveniently available online.
We welcome feedback—please contact us if you have questions or comments on school procedures.
CONTACTING YOUR CHILD: In order to protect the integrity of the learning environment, we ask that you not go directly to your child's class to deliver a message. If it becomes necessary to deliver a message to your child during the school day, please call (417)273-4150 or come by the school office. Please make arrangements for lunch, car pools, babysitting, etc., with your child BEFORE they leave for school in the morning. In the event of an emergency or change of plans, the office staff will relay messages to your child's teacher. Please do not ask the office staff to contact your child or interrupt a class for messages that are not critical.
FORGOTTEN LUNCHES/HOMEWORK: Lunches and homework brought to school by parents should be left at the school office and office staff will contact your child to get his/her lunch or homework. Please do NOT interrupt the smooth process of class to deliver a forgotten lunch or homework. Children will not be allowed to use the phone to ask parents to bring forgotten homework. Learning to take responsibility for getting homework to school is an important part of your child's growth. It is important for children to take personal responsibility and shoulder the consequences if need be.
STUDENT USE OF THE PHONE: The school phone is to be used for business and emergency purposes only. It is available for use only with permission of the teacher or office personnel.
SCHOOL TO HOME COMMUNICATION: The staff of Lutie School is concerned that parents are well informed about school activities. All regularly scheduled events and holidays are in the Calendar section of the website. In addition, classroom teachers have regular communication, which comes home with the students. Please check your child's backpack for newsletters and other school communication on a regular basis.
Contagious Diseases and Health Checks No student shall attend the public school of this district while infected with any contagious or infectious diseases, or while liable to transmit such disease after having been exposed to it. The principal, teachers, superintendent, or Board of Education shall have the power to require any child to be examined by a nurse or doctor. (PLS Mo. Article 167.191).All pupils shall be subject to inspection by a nurse, dentist, or doctor whenever such inspection is deemed necessary. Pupils will occasionally be given screening tests for defects in vision, hearing, speech, and dental checkups. Parents will receive written notice of any defects that interfere or tend to interfere with the child's progress in school. Head lice inspections will be held regularly. Students will be inspected prior to readmission to school.
MedicationWhen it becomes necessary for a student to take medication during school hours, the medication should be given on written order from a licensed doctor. When a student brings his/her own medication to school, only the bare minimum for each day should be brought in a well labeled prescription container. All medication should be taken to the nurse and not kept in the classroom. We are not allowed to give medication, even Tylenol, without written permission from parents/guardians.
NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS POLICY.● Any self administered medication (including inhalers) must be cleared through the health office.● Appropriate release forms must be signed by the parent/guardian and the physician.● Students are not allowed to transport medication of any kind on the bus.
REPORTING STUDENT PROGRESS: Home/school communication is extremely important, particularly in regard to student performance. We feel that the teacher and parent share joint responsibility for this communication.
Parent/Teacher ConferencesScheduled conferences are held at the end of the first and third quarter. Parents are encouraged to attend. This is a special time set aside to discuss progress, share ideas, answer questions, and plan for continued success. Additional conferences may be arranged by parents, the teacher, or principal whenever necessary. Should a problem arise, we encourage parents to contact the child’s teacher first. If the problem continues or cannot be resolved, please feel free to contact the principal.