|8:00 - 8:10 am||Bus students and early students arrive and report to the multipurpose room (gym). Adult Supervision in this room begins at 8:00am.|
|8:10 - 8:25 am||Children go to their lockers to put their things away and take out materials they will need for their morning classes. The rest of this time is spent as quiet time or listening to morning announcements in the classrooms before the official school day begins.|
|8:23 - 8:25 am||Mr. Cabutti gives morning announcements to the entire school. The announcements may include special information about field trips, assemblies, school expectations, etc. Children who have birthdays that day are also announced at this time. For children who have birthdays during the summer months, their "half-year" birthdays are announced.|
|8:25 am||Morning Classes begin|
|10:00 - 10:15 am||Recess for Second Grade|
|10:15 - 10:30 am||Recess for First Grade|
|11:15 - 12:00 pm||Lunch period and recess for Second Grade|
|12:10 - 12:55 pm||Lunch period and recess for First Grade|
|1:30 - 1:45 pm||Recess for Second Grade|
|1:45 - 2:00 pm||Recess for First Grade|
|2:50 pm||Dismissal for all students|
|3:20 pm||End of staff day|
|4:00 pm||Office closes|
Arrival Times and Procedures
Children should not arrive at school before 8:00a.m. as there will not be any adult supervision available until after 8:00a.m. It is preferred that children arrive between the times of 8:10 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. if possible.
After arriving at school, students should proceed to the multi-purpose room (gym). Morning announcements begin at 8:23 a.m. and morning classes begin promptly at 8:25 a.m. If your child arrives after this time, he/she needs to report to the office with a note explaining why he/she is tardy.
Procedures for a Student Who is Ill
Please call the office in the morning as soon as possible to report your child absent. If a parent wishes to have books and assignments for a student who will be absent several days due to illness, he/she should notifiy the school early in the day, before 10:00 a.m. in order for the teacher to prepare assignments and arrange to have them picked up. In most cases, student work will be ready for pick up in the office after school.
By Board of Education policy, students must be picked up and dropped off at the same location daily. Students are not allowed to board at home in the morning and then ride to a different location on a different bus in the afternoon on a regular basis. Students going home with a friend after school must present a parent note to the office to be exchanged for a bus note, which gives the student permission to ride a different bus than his/her own on that particular day.
Guidelines Followed during the Winter and on Cold Days
In order to provide children with a change of environment during the school day, we try to go outside for recess on days when the temperature (with wind chill) is above the 15-20 degree level. We ask that parents send their children to school dressed appropriately with gloves/mittens, hats, and warm footwear. If your child is healthy enough to come to school, he/she will be expected to participate in outdoor recess.
If your child is being treated for asthma, please inform the teacher as to whether you want your child to participate in outdoor recess on a daily basis. It is highly recommended that a face mask be worn so that your child does not breathe the cold air directly.
Any other reason for your child to remain indoors must be accompanied by a note from the child's physician. Thank you.
Sangamon School Lunch Program
Hot lunches are served daily. Children at Sangamon have two choices for lunch each day. It is very important that you discuss your choice with your child each day before school. Menus are posted in the building, published in the Mahomet Citizen, and are also sent home monthly with each child.
Lunch money will be collected by the classroom teacher on the first school day of each week. The payment may be just for one day, enough for a full week, or any greater number of days. Students choosing to eat only occasionally are still asked to pay on the first school day of the week. Please send the exact amount for the number of days the child will be eating. Lunches are $1.75 per day - $8.75 per week. Children may bring sack lunches. A carton of chocolate or white milk is available at a cost of 40 cents. Children pay for their milk in the lunchroom each day.
Parking and Student Pick-Up
Please be aware that parking at the front of the school on Main Street is marked "Attended Parking Only" from 8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. and from2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. If you leave your car unattended during these times, it is quite possible you will be ticketed by the Mahomet Police Department.
To avoid traffic congestion with buses, we would appreciate parents not parking in the bus areas when school is in session. Please do not drive through, or park in the bus loading areas or teachers' parking lots. On special event days, be sure to stay clear of the bus lane when parking. These regulations are for the safety of all the children!! Parents picking up students after school should not use the bus lane. Please pick up at the Main Streetentrance or on Jefferson Street which is south of the bus lane. When picking up your child, please do not stop your car on Main Street waiting for a spot to open up in front of the school. Either go around the block or park across the street if possible. Thank you.
We are proud of the conduct of our students at Sangamon School. We feel that the conduct of each student should bring credit to the individual and his/her school. The playground and building expectations should be considered very carefully as the apply to the overall conduct expected of a student who attends Sangamon School.
We have the following expectations of all of our students:
- Walk and use quiet voices while in the hallways.
- Keep hands, feet and other objects to yourself.
- Be respectful of others and their belongings.
- Follow directions the first time they are given.
- Treat others as you would like to be treated.
These expectations are in effect the total time your child is in our care. Any reinforcement of these expectations at home is always appreciated!