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                                   McSweeny Elementary School

                                                           451 W. Chambers Ave

                                                              Hemet, CA  92543

                                                 (951) 925-4366  / Fax: (951) 925-8321

Web Site:

http://mcsweeny.hemetusd.org

OFFICE HOURS:

7:10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. / M, Tu, Th, F

7:10 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. / W

 

SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS:                                                                                                             

 

 

Ekko DePriest....................................................................................... Principal

Lee Ann Bradshaw............................................................ Assistant Principal

 

 

OFFICE STAFF:

 

Jennifer Scott............................................. …………………..Office Manager

Tanya Barnett................................................................................... Secretary II

Veronica Corona………………………………….……………Parent Liaison

Cheri Turner........................................................................ Health Technician

Lorenzo Ramirez............................................................................... Custodian

Laura Mahle… ……………………………………………Library Technician

 

 

 

 

Please report absences by calling:  (951) 652-1397

 

Please see Parent-Student Handbook for more information regarding school policies.

 

 

 

If you are dropping off your child please ensure he/she crosses at the crosswalk . Here are a few reminders regarding parking lot protocol:

 During drop‑off and pick‑up:

  1. No Parking or Leaving Your Car in Loading Zones (yellow or white) or Red Zones
  2. Drop Off/Pick Up AT CURB ONLY; No Double Parking or letting students in or out of your car in driveways or in the street.
  3. No Jay‑Walking; Cross at CROSSWALKS ONLY
  4. NO U‑TURNS Across Double Yellow Lines; This is ILLEGAL & UNSAFE

 

THE CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL WILL MONITOR THE SCHOOL UNANNOUNCED AND WILL TICKET FOR ALL TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS INCLUDING THOSE IN OUR PARKING LOT.

 

*Students who ride bikes, scooters or skateboards to school must wear a helmet per California law.  Individuals are responsible for locking their bikes, scooters and skateboards in the bike rack. 

We understand that staying safe is not always convenient and easy.  However, the children’s safety is everyone’s first priority.

 

McSweeny Cafeteria / 951-766-6189

Nutrition Service District Office / 951-765-5100 x 5380

Central Registration / 951-765-5100 x 3580 / 1791 W. Acacia Ave. (2nd Drive way on Acacia from corner of Acacia & Lyon, drive all the way back to Central Registration.)                                                                                                                   

Transportation (for Bus Transportation) / 951-765-5100 x 5880 / 425 S. Lyon Ave.

Health Services District Office / 951-765-5100 x 4180                 

California State PreSchool Program (C.S.P.P.) On campus / 951-929-4580 

PreSchool Registration / 951-765-1648 

SAFE Program on campus (for registered students only) / 951-490-1863

SAFE District Office / 951-765-5100 x 3901

RESIDENCY AND EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION

Residency

If you move during the school year, you are required to go to the Hemet Unified Centralized Student Services Center to change your address.  If you wish to remain at McSweeny, you can fill out transfer paperwork at that time.  It is imperative that all families follow this policy so that in the event of an emergency or disaster, we can reach our students’ contacts.                                            

Emergency Contacts

Please remember that if you change your phone number, or wish to add or delete an emergency contact, you must notify the office immediately.  All changes must be made in the office.  The office will then notify the teacher.  Again, this is for your child’s safety during an emergency or disaster.

Saturday School

Saturday School is an opportunity for students to make up absences. Saturday School takes place from 8:00 – 12:00 on select Saturdays throughout the school year. Invitations will be sent to eligible students one week in advance.  One Saturday School session will clear one absence.

CLOSED CAMPUS / VISITORS

For the safety and welfare of the children, McSweeny Elementary School is a closed campus. This means that students may not leave the school grounds after they arrive at school in the morning unless released to a parent, guardian or other adult whose name appears on the student’s emergency card.   The office will release a student during school hours ONLY to those persons 18 and older listed on the Student Emergency Card.  All parents/guardians are required to sign students out through the office.  Also, please be aware that we check I.D. for all persons. Additionally, no student will be released to a person without a proper photo I.D. and listed on the Emergency Card as an authorized contact.  Law enforcement may be contacted for support if unauthorized persons attempt to pick up a student.  We realize that this is sometimes inconvenient and time consuming, however, our students’ safety is our top priority.                                                                                                                            

We have always welcomed our McSweeny families to attend school programs, participate in activities or volunteer in their child’s classroom.  However, we do ask that visitors/volunteers go to the front office to sign the Visitor or Volunteer Logbook.  Visitors are defined as those persons who visit a classroom on an infrequent basis, i.e., to chaperone day field trips or assist with a special classroom function.  ANYONE ENTERING THE CAMPUS WILL BE REQUIRED TO SCAN A VALID GOVERNMENT ID THROUGH OUR LOBBYGUARD SYSTEM.

If you need to speak to a teacher and you do not have an appointment, you will not be permitted to go to the classroom.  The office staff will be more than happy to deliver a message so the teacher can contact you and set an appointment during non-instructional time.  Parents who wish to observe a classroom are expected to contact their child’s teacher and give a 24 hour advance notice.

NO STUDENT INFORMATION WILL BE GIVEN OVER THE PHONE.  CHANGES TO ANY STUDENT INFORMATION MUST BE DONE IN PERSON AT THE SCHOOL OFFICE.

Playground Rules

Students need to be mindful of the following playground rules at ALL times! 

Restrooms:

Ø  No running/playing on ramps

Ø  Do not climb on the railings

Ø  No playing inside the restroom

 

Grassy Area:

Ø  Do not throw the grass

Ø  Do not climb, break, bend or otherwise harm the trees

Ø  No playing in the grass during wet conditions (Rainy day)

Ø  Do not talk to strangers or pet animals through the fence

Ø  If an adult approaches you or talks to you through the fence, let your teacher or recess supervisor know immediately

Ø  If a ball goes over the fence, DO NOT attempt to go and retrieve it. Let an adult know and they will help you.

Ø  No football

 

Classroom Equipment:

Ø  Soccer balls and red playground balls are permitted

Ø  Supervising teacher may bring out jump ropes

Ø  If you are the one to check out equipment from your class, then you

 need to be responsible and be the one to bring it back

Ø  No personal items from home on the playground

 

At the end of recess/lunch when the bell rings ALL students must freeze and wait till the whistle blows.

 

 

 

 

General:

  • Always be respectful and courteous to others; use a talking voice
  • Do not interrupt PE games
  • Always act in a safe manner; no tag or horseplay
  • If you see someone being bullied or harassed, tell an adult immediately
  • Food, drinks and other snacks are to always be at a pic-nic table
  • Keep your hands and feet to yourself

 

 Black-Top:

  • Black top area is for Hopscotch, 4-Square, or jumping rope.
  • Do not kick the playground balls
  • Do not walk through other’s games
  • No spitting on black top
  • No hanging on basketball hoops
  • No running

 

 Swings:

  • Students get a 30-count for their turn. Students waiting for a swing

will count every time the swinging student’s legs come up in the air.

Swinging student then needs to trade.

  • No climbing on top of structure
  • Students must swing straight
  • Do not push another student while they are on the swing

 

Tetherball:

  • 3 wins maximum at one time
  • No hanging on the poles or balls

 

Wood Chip Area:

  • No throwing wood chips
  • Students climb/cross bars towards the structure and slide down only

 

 

 

 

 

MEDICATION AND STUDENT HEALTH

NO MEDICATION (this includes over‑the‑counter medicines such as aspirin, cough drops, eye drops, nasal spray, etc.) shall not be administered by any school personnel, except on the written orders of a physician or dentist.  The medication is safeguarded in the school health office to avoid any risk that it may be improperly ingested by anyone.  As noted on the Dr.s instructions the health tech will administer medication per the current document.  Medication must be in a pharmacy‑labeled container having the student’s name, name of drug, dosage of drug, name of physician, and current date printed on it. Medication is to be brought immediately to the school health office where it will be placed under lock and key.  It is the student’s responsibility to remember to come to the health office for the medication at the proper time.

 

School personnel will give emergency care to sick and/or injured children.  Parents will be called immediately if a serious accident should occur.  It is most important for the school to have up‑to‑date telephone numbers (home, office, and emergency numbers) and correct names of any persons you authorize to sign out your child from school.

 

Immunization

All children enrolled in California schools must have a complete and up‑to‑date immunization record on file in the school office.  The State of California requires that all students be updated on their immunizations before entering kindergarten.  All kindergarten students must have completed a series of three Hepatitis B shots, two MMR shots, DTP, Polio, and one varicella shot before entrance. All students under age 18 from out of state or out of country who enter Hemet Unified School District for the first time after July 1, 2001 shall have 1 dose of Varicella vaccine or health care provider documented varicella disease or immunity.

 

Physicals for Kindergarten

A physical is required within 6 months of entering Kindergarten.

 

Injuries Requiring Devices

Any student who has an injury that requires any medical device (ie., crutches, casts, wraps, etc.) needs to obtain a note from the doctor to specify what he/she can or cannot do and also any physical education (PE) restrictions.

NOTE:  Students must have a note from the doctor allowing the student to use crutches during school hours.  This is the policy of the Hemet Unified School District.

 

Notes to Exclude from Physical Education

If a student is ill or has a mild injury, a note is required either from the parent or doctor stating that the child is not to participate in physical education.  A note from a parent is only accepted for three (3) consecutive physical education days.  If a note is not submitted, the student is expected to participate in P.E.

 

P.E.

Clothing for physical education must follow school guidelines.  Clothing must not be restrictive; students must be able to have free movement.  No jewelry is to be worn during physical education.  Shoes must be appropriate for physical activities; i.e., tennis shoes, running shoes, etc.  Students who break equipment carelessly will be held responsible for the cost of repair or replacement.  Students are responsible for the same level of behavior during P.E. class as in all classrooms at McSweeny.  This is a required class with fitness goals that must be mastered.