“At Lake Alfred Elementary for the 2022-2023 school year, we will dress for success. We teach our students that the way we dress is a reflection of our workplace.”
1 T-Shirt for $10.00
White, blue, and red collared polo shirts
Lake Alfred Elementary school t-shirts (available in the front office for $10.00)
Shirts should be tucked into the waistband of the pants or skirts.
Bottoms: (may be of denim, corduroy, or twill fabric)
Pants with belt loops shall be worn with a belt that is properly fastened. Pants should be worn on the waist NOT below the waist where undergarments are exposed. Jeans and jean shorts, black pants or shorts, navy blue pants or shorts, khaki (tan) pants or shorts.
NO joggers or leggings are allowed, athletic shorts including spandex-style “bicycle” shorts, cut-off jeans, frayed jeans or pants, cut-off sweatpants, short shorts, running shorts, and see-through boxer type shorts are NOT allowed.
Pants should NOT be ripped.
Skirts or dresses shall be no shorter than mid-thigh.
Hooded sweatshirts are allowed but hoods MAY NOT be worn during school hours. A zippered jacket to display the school shirt is preferred.
No open toed shoes and shoes should have a back. NO Crocs are allowed.
Students are NOT allowed to wear clothing (including bandanas), jewelry (including body piercing jewelry and “grills”), buttons, haircuts, tattoos, or other attire or markings which are offensive, suggestive, disruptive, or indecent. Refer to code of conduct for specific examples.
6Gx53-1.011Prohibition Of Discrimination
No employee, student, applicant for admission or applicant for employment shall on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, language spoken, homelessness, disability, marital status, age, religion, or any other basis prohibited by law be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of or be subjected to discrimination/harassment under any educational programs, activities, services, or in any employment conditions, policies or practices conducted by the Polk County Public Schools.
Complaints filed with the Equity Coordinator should be forwarded to:
Patricia W. Hunter, Director Equity & Compliance Polk County Public Schools 1915 South Floral Avenue Bartow, FL 33830 Telephone: 863-534-0513 or 534-0517 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Students should not arrive before 7:30 a.m. On arrival, they are to go to the lunchroom for breakfast or to their classroom or hallway.
Teachers and paraprofessionals are on ground duty (assisted by the school patrol members) from 7:30 a.m. and until the last bus leaves in the afternoon. Students (K-5) will be dismissed beginning at 3:00 p.m. Walkers, car riders, bike riders and bus students will be dismissed in groups that will ensure safety. After dismissal, students should go home immediately.
7:30 a.m.-Administration, office personnel arrive; buses begin arriving-Students go to the cafeteria ** or their classroom
**Breakfast is available in the cafeteria until 7:45 a.m.
7:30 a.m.-Teachers arrive
8:00 a.m.-Bell rings/school starts
3:00 p.m.-Bell rings/end of regular school day
Attendance and Tardiness
Florida State Law requires all students to be in regular attendance. The importance of regular attendance cannot be over emphasized. A child should be in school every day he/she is physically able. Vacations, trips, routine doctor and dentist appointments, should be planned so that students do not miss school. Promptness to class is necessary for the student to take full advantage of available educational opportunities.
All students should be on campus in time to be in class at 7:55 am. Instruction, organization and preparation for the day begin immediately. School attendance is important to your child’s success in school. A note explaining the absence, which has been signed by the parent, must accompany the student on return to school, or a telephone call from the parent may be used. A doctor’s note may be requested. Excused absences are defined in the Code of Conduct for Polk County Schools.
The tardy bell rings at 8:00 a.m. If your child arrives at school after this time, he/she will be tardy and will be missing valuable instruction. After 8:00 a.m., check in at the office is required.
Lake Alfred Elementary Attendance Policy
- If students are absent, they are required to bring a note from a parent or a doctor upon returning to school or no later than 3 days after returning to school for the absence to be marked as excused.
- Notes from parents are only accepted for a total of 10 absences for the entire school year.
Examples of excused absences
- Personal illness (A parent note may be used up to 10 days of absence during the year to be marked excused. After using your 10 days of parent notes, a doctor’s note will be required for marking excused.)
- Court appearance of the student
- Medical appointment of the student
- Extreme weather conditions that are approved by the school district such as tornado
- Pandemic outbreak such as covid
- Special Circumstances—administration can preapprove an absence such as having to be out of town.
- Religious Holidays—notify teacher ahead of the absence
- Illness or death in the immediate family
Make Up Work For Excused Absences
- Students will have the number of days absent, plus 2 to make up missed assignments. Work that is not made up will result in a lower grade assigned.
Make Up Work For Unexcused Absences
- Work missed during the student’s first 3 days of unexcused absences during a semester is expected to be made up. The teacher will allow or deny all other work missed for unexcused absences in the semester.
Checking Students Out of School
The main office gets too busy during dismissal and for the students safety we do not allow early checkouts between 2:30 and 3:00.
Students who leave class, P.E., Music, Art or the Computer Lab to go to the office, the media center, the restroom, etc., must have an LAE teacher or staff member’s permission.
Students are not permitted to leave the school grounds during the school day unless they are signed out by an adult whose name is listed by the legal guardian on the emergency card as someone who may pick up the child at school.
If you must check your student out during the school day you must come to the main office first to sign your child out.
Students will be released ONLY to those adults listed on the emergency card!
Change of Address & Emergency Information
It is very important that the school has current information about your child on the Emergency Card. Please fill out this card completely on both sides, sign it, and return it to school immediately. Please send any changes in phone numbers or addresses to school so that the Emergency Card can be kept up-to-date.
Our school provides a first aid clinic that is operated by a LPN and our office staff. Parents will be contacted by phone when it is necessary for a child to go home.
Medications should be taken at school only when necessary to control chronic conditions as acute illness, where failure to take it could jeopardize the student’s health. Adults must bring medicine to school and all prescription medications must be in the original container from the pharmacy.