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801-452-4960   |  4385 S. 3900 W. West Haven, UT 84401

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Bussing Guidelines

Parents/Guardians,

Every year questions are asked regarding transportation.   Please note in the below policies that elementary students who live beyond 1.5 miles from the school are eligible to ride the bus.  Those students who qualify to ride a bus are to be dropped off and picked up at their regularly assigned bus stop.  Transporting students to daycare or non-related school activities is not allowed.

There must be a minimum of ten students for an established bus route.  If students qualify for a bus and the route does not meet this requirement, a bus will not be provided. In this situation, parents may be reimbursed for transporting their child/children.

We appreciate our Transportation Department and the fabulous work they do.  If you would like to review our busing policies and procedures, you can locate this on Weber School District’s website under Departments/Transportation. 

Weber School District Elementary Education 

Cami Alexander, Executive Director  

Karla Porter, Supervisor

 

 

******************************************************************************Busing Procedures

Due to liability and safety concerns, the district strictly adheres to the busing procedure set forth by the Weber School District, the Utah State Office of Education and Risk Management.

The procedure states that school bus drivers are not authorized to allow eligible students, those who are assigned to their bus route, to be dropped off or picked up at unauthorized bus stops nor to allow students not assigned to their bus route to ride the school bus.  Ineligible students, those who do not qualify for busing services, are also not allowed to ride the school bus to or from school.

Transporting students to such activities as parties, scouts, sleepovers, achievement days, piano lessons, daycare, etc. will not be allowed.  The school bus is only to be used for transporting eligible students to and from their registered residence.

POLICY 2340--BUS TRANSPORTATION, BUS STOPS, ROUTES AND DISTANCE REGULATIONS

3.             Bus Routes:  Bus routes will be established at the beginning of each school year in accordance with the regulations listed above and in accordance with sound economical and safety practices.  Buses will be routed in such a manner as to provide approved transportation services that are economically feasible, safe and practical. The minimum number of general education students required to establish a route is ten: the minimum number of students with disabilities is five.

POLICY 2340--BUS TRANSPORTATION, BUS STOPS, ROUTES AND DISTANCE REGULATIONS

2.              c.            Parents of elementary students who live beyond 1.5 miles from the established bus route and parents of secondary students who live beyond two miles from the established bus route may be reimbursed an amount determined by the Board of Education for transporting their students from their registered address to the nearest bus stop on the regular bus route.

 

Drop-off/Pick-up

The school building will be open to students eating breakfast at 8:15 am. Buses will arrive at approximately 8:15. The cafeteria serves breakfast at a fee from 8:15-8:30. Classrooms will be open to students at 8:30. Weather permitting; students are encouraged to remain outside until the teacher welcomes them in. Please help see that students arrive no earlier than fifteen minutes before school starts.

 

After school assignments. Please remember that to make this work we need you to cover

your location on your days. If you have a sub, please make sure they know that they need to go out and

fulfill your after school duty. I have put a description of each location and the responsibilities for that

location on the back so we can have consistency between grades. Also, please make sure all 4 signs get

brought into the office every afternoon.

1 st Grade

Cover Zones 4-6

 

5 th Grade

Cover Zones 1-3

4 th Grade

Cover Zones 4-6

 

6 th Grade

Cover Zones 1-3

 

 

 

Digital Media Device (DMD) including Cell Phone Policy

West Haven is committed to making sure that Digital Media Devices such as cell phones, music and gaming devices, etc. do not interfere with our learning environment, safety procedures or infringe on the privacy of others.  In order to do this, the following procedures will apply to the use of a DMD on school property during school hours:

  • Unless approved by the administrator, DMDs should not be seen, heard or used from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM.   It is strongly recommended that these devices do not come to school at all.
  • Misuse of the DMD may result in the device being held by the principal.  Confiscated devices must be picked up at the school office by parents.
  • Three offenses in a year may lead to consequences including, but not limited to, behavior contracts, loss of privileges and suspension.
  • The office phone is available for students to contact parents in case of a school issue or emergency.  Parents can also call the school to get messages to their child.
  • School personnel WILL NOT be held responsible for DMDs that are misplaced, lost or stolen.
  • School administration or designee may search DMDs if there is a reasonable suspicion that the device contains evidence of a violation of school and/or district policy.
  • School district policies and State and Federal laws regarding DMDs will be enforced.

Thank you for your support as we work together to provide a productive and safe learning environment for our students.

 

West Haven Elementary

Dress Code

West Haven students are expected to maintain an appearance that is not detrimental to the educational process of the school or distracting to educational stakeholders.  Below you will find a few guidelines that will help you determine if your student is dressed appropriately for school.

  • Do wear shirts long enough to cover the midriff.
  • Do wear shorts and skirts that are an appropriate length.  (A good way to make sure these items of clothing are long enough is to have your child put their hands to their sides.  If their fingertips are touching skin, the item of clothing is too short for school.)
  • Do wear shoes that are sturdy and comfortable.  It is recommended that students avoid high heels, flip flops and slip-on shoes.  (This type of footwear contributes to falls and accidents in the classroom and on the playground.)
  • Do NOT wear muscle shirts, shirts that do not cover the ball of the shoulder, shirts with inappropriate or suggestive logos or pictures and pants that are excessively baggy or too tight to be pulled up properly.  
  • Do NOT wear headwear including hats, caps and hoodies.

Weber School District Student Discipline Policy and Safe School Policy

West Haven Elementary

Attendance

Please contact the school BEFORE 9:00 am any time your child is absent

801-452-4960, Option #1, Leave a message

Showing up for school has a huge impact on a student’s academic success starting in kindergarten and continuing through high school. Even as children grow older and more independent, families play a key role in making sure students get to school safely every day and understand why attendance is so important for success in school and in life.

We realize some absences are unavoidable due to health problems or other circumstances. But, we also know that when students miss too much school— regardless of the reason – it can cause them to fall behind academically.  Your child is less likely to succeed if he or she is chronically absent—which means missing 18 or more days over the course of an entire school year. Research shows:    

  • Children chronically absent in kindergarten and 1st grade are much less likely to read at grade level by the end of 3rd grade.  
  • By 6th grade, chronic absence is a proven early warning sign for students at risk for dropping out of school.  
  • By 9th grade good attendance can predict graduation rates even better than 8th grade test scores.  

Absences can add up quickly.  A child is chronically absent if he or she misses just two days every month!!

Clearly going to school regularly matters!

We don’t want your child to fall behind in school and get discouraged.  Please ensure that your child attends school every day and arrives on time.   Here are a few practical tips to help support regular attendance:

  • Make sure your children keep a regular bedtime and establish a morning routine.
  • Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before.
  • Ensure your children go to school every day unless they are truly sick
  • Avoid scheduling vacations or doctor’s appointments when school is in session.
  • Talk to teachers and counselors for advice if your children feel anxious about going to school.
  • Develop back up plans for getting to school if something comes up.  Call on a family member, neighbor, or another parent to take your child to school.

Absences longer than 3 days due to illness should be verified through a doctor’s note.

Students who have had 15 or more absences in a school year will be placed on an attendance program with our student advocate.

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