FAQ

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through the the "Contact Us" page.

  1. What time does school start? End? What about minimum days?
  2. Why won't the office contact my child's classroom when I leave something at the student window?
  3. Does my child need a cell phone for middle school?
  4. Where is Lost and Found?
  5. My child is reluctant to report an incident. What should I do?
  6. Why are people passing out religious materials near the school? Are they allowed to do that?

What time does school start? End? What about minimum days?

Regular School Hours: 8:00 - 2:30
Minimum Day School Hours 8:00 - 1:00

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Why won't the office contact my child's classroom when I leave something at the student window?

Day Creek students quickly learn to check the Student Window for
forgotten lunches, band instruments, homework, signed permission
slips, glasses or other home/school items. Morning aanouncements
regularly remind students about this important procedure. We
average 40-50 forgotten items a day for our 1100 students. If we
called the classroom for each of these items, the classroom phone
would interrupt instruction over and over all day. We appreciate
your support in protecting our valuable learning time by
encouraging your child to check the student window between
classes or before lunch for forgotten items.

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Does my child need a cell phone for middle school?

Simply answered...no. Your child has acccess to classroom phones
during the school day and an office phone during school hours.
However, many of our students bring cell phones to school. If
your child brings a cell phone to school, please remember that
cell phone use is not allowed at school and phones should be be
turned off during the school day and stored in pockets or bags.
Cell phone use during the school day is subject progressive
discipline and is not limited to texts or calls, it may include
viewing images, checking messages, playing games, or other
activities that cause the cell phone to be out of your child's
pocket or bag and in use during the school day. Also please
note, that lost or stolen cell phones are not the school's
responsibility.

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Where is Lost and Found?

Lost and Found for all clothing items, including jackets,
sweaters and bags is located in the lunch room (MPR) on the
stage. Lost PE clothes are managed by the PE Staff and stored in
the locker rooms. Valuable items, including jewelry, glasses,
and electronics (phones and toys), are stored with in the office
with the Student Activities clerk.

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My child is reluctant to report an incident. What should I do?

Please have your child report the incident to their assistant
principal as soon as possible. Incident statement forms are
available in the office at the student window and may be left for
administrators during school hours. Most middle school students
believe that if they tell an adult, the situation will get worse
or that it will go away on its own. Unfortunately, that is not
often the case. Your child's assistant principal will talk with
your child, determine their level of comfort, and create a plan
to work out the issues that often arise between teens. If your
child is still reluctant to go to the office, plase contact their
administrator to discuss your concerns and allow us to
confidentially work on their behalf.

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Why are people passing out religious materials near the school? Are they allowed to do that?

Once or twice a year, a handful of missionaries from a local
church visits the neighborhood and attempts to hand out religious
literature. The laws prohibit them from distributing materials on
school property, but since they are on public sidewalks they may
distribute literature to the public. They are very respectful, and
while I know it makes some students feel uncomfortable (and
parents too), they do not block students from walking or say
anything if the students decline the information. We also remind
students during our morning announcements that they have the right
to say “no, thank you” to anyone handing out materials or flyers
on the street corners.

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