The following information is provided in order to help answer common questions concerning our school. We are looking forward to working with your child(ren) and have planned for a fun and challenging year. Anytime you have a concern or question, please feel free to contact your child's teacher. We will help in anyway we can to make your child's learning experience enjoyable, and, most of all, successful.
The following website will take you to the South Decatur Elementary School Snapshot on the Indiana Department of Education website. There you will see fascinating information about SDES.
SDE SCHOOL SNAPSHOT .
Good attendance is important to your child's success in school. If it is necessary for your child to be absent or tardy, a phone call to school notifying the office of the absence, and a note giving the reason for the absence or tardy MUST be brought to the teacher upon the student's return to school or the student will be counted unexcused.
Classes begin at 8:30 a.m. Students who arrive after 8:30 a.m. are considered tardy and must report to the school office for an admission slip to class. The record of tardies will be kept and tardiness affects the perfect attendance record.
8:30-9:20 - Tardy a.m.
arrival after 9:20 a.m. - 1/2 day a.m. absence
leaving before 2:20 p.m. - 1/2 day p.m. absence
leaving between 2:20 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. - Tardy p.m.
Regular attendance is vital to your child's educational success. However, we do not encourage attendance at school if a child is seriously ill. If your child gets sick at school, you will be contacted.
|Student Breakfast $1.25||Adult Breakfast $1.75|
|Student Lunch $1.75||Adult Lunch $2.80|
|Extra Milk $0.30||Extra Milk $0.30|
Students may enter the building at 7:45 a.m. and must report to the cafeteria.
Students not riding the bus and being dropped off prior to 8:25 a.m. should enter the building at the North doors.
Please send a note to the office via your child's teacher when your child needs to leave school for an appointment. Students must always be checked out through the office and signed out at all times. Students must wait inside to be picked up.
Parents and friends are welcome to visit the school and share in the educational experiences with the students. Due to increased security, all visitors must report to the office when visiting school, sign in, and pick up a visitor's pass.
SHOW YOUR INTEREST
By regularly asking about favorite school activities, reviewing papers and projects, participating in PTO events, reading the weekly newsletters, and listening to what your child has to say about what's happening at school demonstrates your interest in your child's education.
Parents are encouraged to plan and attend birthday parties for their child by working with the teacher. All parties are to be scheduled so as to cause a minimum of interruption. Parents my bring commercially prepared treats.
If school is closed due to an emergency, such as weather, power failure, or water problems, the closing will be broadcast on Greensburg radio stations WTRE AM 1330, WRZQ FM 107.3, and Columbus FM stations WCSI 101.5 and WWWY 105. You may also tune to television channels 6 or 8 for needed information.
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology's Homework Hotline has opened for the academic year. More than 100 bright Rose-Hulman students are trained and ready to assist students if they need math and science homework help in the evenings. Please remind students to call or e-mail the Homework Hotline from 7-10 p.m. Eastern time, Sunday through Thursday - for MATH and SCIENCE homework help. The number is 1-877-ASK-ROSE and the website is www.AskRose.org . The service is free and so is the telephone call.