Frequently Asked Questions

Below are many frequently asked questions grouped loosely together by area:

Assessment FAQs

Lunch/Recess FAQs

Other FAQs

  • How do I become a Volunteer?

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    There are many opportunities via Ellsworth Home and School (H&S) and Ellsworth School Family Community Partnership (SFCP).  Volunteer opportunities can be found on the Get Involved channel's Volunteer Programs section.  Opportunities to sign up to volunteer are also available during Orientation.

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  • Can I bring in treats for my child's birthday?

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    NO FOOD may be sent to school in honor of birthday celebrations.  The child can be honored in a variety of ways other then the sharing of edible treats. Recommended "treats" include: stickers, pencils, or a donation of a book to the LRC  in your child's name.  Please contact the classroom teacher with your intent prior to sending "treats".

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  • Where is the Lost and Found?

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    All items not claimed are placed on the "Lost and Found" rack located just inside of the north entrance to the building. To help this process, please clearly mark personal items with your child's first/last name. The Lost and Found is checked periodically and an updated list is posted in the e-Envelope. Items are kept on the rack for 30 days before being donated to Goodwill.

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  • How do I know when my child needs to wear their gym shoes?

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    Your student will need gym shoes on the color day that they have gym. You can print off the Color Calendar from the website and your teacher will tell you the color day for gym for your child's class.

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The School Day FAQs

  • What time does school start?

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    Students should be at school by 8:05am and in class by 8:15am. Students arriving after 8:15 are considered tardy and must sign in through the office. The school day ends at 2:30pm. Students needing to leave school before the end of the day must be signed out through the office by a parent or adult on their contact list.

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  • What time can students arrive in the morning?

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    Students should not arrive on school grounds before 8 am as there is no adult supervision. They enter the building at 8:03am.  We ask that you have your students here at Ellsworth by 8:10am.  This allows them time to visit a minute or two with friends, put their backpack and coats away, select their lunch choice and be in the classroom for the pledges and announcements at 8:15am.  When students come in right at 8:15am or even after the bell, they miss out on this time to adjust their mindset to that of learning.  Announcements start right at 8:15am with attendance and instruction immediately following.
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  • How do I report student absences?

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    Click on this link Reporting an Absence for specific information.
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  • On early dismissal days, what time are the students dismissed?

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    The K-5th grade school day on early dismissal (or half days) will be 8:15-11:35am.

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  • What is the last day of school?

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    Please go to the district calendar for the last day of school. Be aware that there are 4 emergency days built into the calendar for school year so the last day of school may be different nearing the end of the year than the date stated at the beginning of the year.
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  • How do I know if school has been cancelled or start time has been delayed due to inclement weather?

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    Full information showing emergency closings and delayed school start can be found here.

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  • What is the best way to reach my child's teacher if I have questions?

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    A phone call to school, E-mail or backpack note. Please always check with your teacher at the beginning of the school  year as to which method of communication they prefer.
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  • What is the procedure if I need to bring in items that my student left at home?

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    Bring the items directly to the school office, marked clearly with your student's name and classroom teacher.
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  • Where will I find information about school rules?

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    School rules and discipline policy are listed in the Ellsworth handbook.

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