Green Forest Mustangs

      Thanks for your help, this school year is off to a wonderful start!  I highly appreciate all that you have done to get your child (or children) ready for this school year.  At this time of year, I would like to remind you of some important issues.

      First, students need to be at their bus stop on time.  Students are required to wait for their bus driver to signal them across the road.  Please do not direct your child to cross the road.  Speak to him/her about watching and following the bus driver’s signal.  Also, remember that our hours have changed.  We are in session Monday thru Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:35 p.m.  In addition, all buses are equipped with surveillance cameras.  Students, bus drivers, and parents who talk to the bus driver during a route will be recorded.  Students who are picked up by Bus 5 in the mornings at Schafer Feed store need to be there by 6:50 a.m.  I Can Too pick up is 6:55 a.m.  In the evenings Bus 5 drops students, off at Al Brown at 4:15 p.m.

     Second, if you need to check your child out of school, you must sign them out at the window to the office located right inside the front door. If you get here a little early to pick your child up, please wait for them inside your car.  Families that pick up their children in the evening should wait in a single line and please do not drive off from the school until the driver in front of you has left.  If you need to speak with your child’s teacher, they will be happy to so before or after school or during their planning time.  Please call her to set up an appointment. Thank you for helping us keep our students safe.

     Third, if your child wears flip flops to school, please pack socks in their backpack to wear with their P.E. shoes.  Remember that this time of year and again in the spring P.E. is outside most of the time.  It would be best if your child wears tennis shoes.   If you want your child to be given any over-the-counter medications, you must bring them to the nurse’s office.  Your child’s name should be written on the outside of the medicine container. I still have several families that need to complete and return the free and reduced lunch form.  Please label your child’s lunch box, coats, and hats with their name.  If your child is missing an article of clothing please come in and check our lost and found.

     Finally, continue making reading an important part of your child’s life!  As reading laws continually raise expectations for students, it’s important that children get consistent reading opportunities at home every evening.  Make reading important, make it fun, and make it a consistent part of your child’s day!  Research clearly shows that if a child reads every evening for 20 to 30 minutes, it can eventually have a profound effect on that child’s reading level.