Welcome Tyler Families
Greetings Tyler Families,
Welcome back! It is an honor and privilege to serve as your building principal for the 2012-2013 school year. The staff and I are excited about the year ahead. We are rested and ready for the students. We are working diligently to ensure each child receives the best education possible. Thank you for your continued support. Please know we are here to serve you. If you have any questions or concerns throughout year, please contact us. Each student's success is built on a positive relationship between the school and home. Thank you for trusting us with your most important gift.
With Tiger Pride,
Mrs. Andria Mitchell
There has been change in school hours for the 2012-2013 school year.
8:45-3:30 P.M. for all K-5th grade students
For the safety of all students, they should not arrive any earlier than 8:20 A.M
This policy will be strictly enforced this year.
The first day of school is Wednesday, August 29th. It will be a FULL day.
School hours for early dismissal days:
8:45-12:00 P.M. for all K-5th grade student
Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00-4:00 P.M.
Attendance and Tardiness
When absences or tardiness occurs, parents/guardians should notify the school office by calling (815) 754-2389 by 8:45 A.M.
School breakfast is served at 8:20 A.M. School breakfast will cost $1.50 ($0.30 reduced) per day or $7.50 per week. As students arrive they inform the supervisor that they ordered breakfast the day before, they go into the cafeteria and have breakfast, and then return to the playground. Please talk to your child if you want them to participate.
School lunch is served at 12:05 for grades K-2nd, and 3rd -5th grade students are served at 12:30. School lunches will cost $2.46 ($0.40 reduced) per day or $12.30 per week. We use a computerized system called Family Access to facilitate meal purchases, or you can send your check for school meals to the Education Service Center, Attention: Food Service at 901 South Fourth Street, DeKalb, IL 60115-4411. You will be required to keep track of the positive balance in the account so that your child/children are able to purchase meals. If you prefer, payments can also be made with a credit card through Family Access. Please do not send any cash or checks to Tyler for your child’s breakfast/lunch. As a courtesy a friendly reminder call to your home will occur when your balance reaches $5.00 or has a negative balance. Children may bring in a cold lunch and purchase a carton of milk for $0.40 per day or $2.00 per week if they desire.
As a friendly reminder and consideration, to apply for free or reduced priced meals Household Eligibility Applications are available to those who may have experienced a decrease in household income, an increase in household size, or have become unemployed. If interested one application per household needs to be filled out, and sent to the school office or the Education Center in care of the Food and Nutrition Services Department. A new or revised application can be submitted at anytime during the school year. It is important to remember that Free and Reduced Meal applications must be filled out every year, unless you receive a letter that your child has already been approved for the current year. If you did not receive a letter for each child in your household, please contact Food Services at 815-754-2162. Use one application for all of the students in your household. All information is confidential. Spanish applications and information is also available.
Open House/Parent Orientation Night
Our annual Open House/Parent Orientation will take place on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 from 6:00-7:30 P.M. for all parents with student K-5th.
Arrival and Dismissal Information
It is our desire to ensure the safety of each child at Tyler Elementary; because of this we installed a new security system at our front door. You will have to be buzzed in to enter the building. If students are being picked up, parents will have to wait outside of the front door. Please refrain from parking your vehicle and leaving it unattended in the fire lane immediately outside of the front doors. It forces other drivers to double park and/or drive around your vehicle. This is not safe for our students. If you need to come in to drop off your child due to a tardy/appointment, please park your car on the closest street to field and come to the front door to be buzzed inside. We are also asking that you not park in the handicap spots, unless you have the appropriate documentation to do so. These parking spots are for our families who need special accommodations, and we want to do everything we can to assist them. Failure to comply with any of the above parking laws may result in a ticket from our local police department. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions or suggestion, please feel free to contact us. We are here to serve and guarantee the safety of each child.
With Tiger Pride,