• What time does school begin?

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    The warning bell will ring at 8:25am.  At this time children are on their way to their classrooms.  At 8:30am the tardy bell rings.  At this time the children should be in their classrooms and ready for the morning announcements in order for instruction to begin promptly following the announcements.  Please be sure to have your child here and on time each day.

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  • What time does school end?

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    The dismissal bell rings at 2:50pm. All children are to be picked up by 3:20 p.m.

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  • How do I find out which bus my child takes?

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    Bus routes by school as well as by address along with a department form to request a new stop are published on the LCS Transportation Website. Bus riders are encouraged to ride the bus on a regular basis. Bus stops can turn to an inactive status if there are no students at the stop. Schools are not allowed to add or change stops to bus routes.  Parents will need to directly contact the transportation department at 850-488-2636 in order to do so. You can also reach the bus compound at 850-922-6701 with questions regarding specific bus routes. 

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  • What if my child is late to school?

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    If your child arrives late to school, you must sign your child in with the front office staff.  The tardy will be marked as unexcused unless the student provides a note such as a doctor's note. 

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  • What if my child is absent from school?

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    Florida Statues and Leon County School District policy state that it is the responsibility of the student's parents/guardians to notify the school when their child will not be in attendance.  

    It is the responsibility of the parent/guardians to make sure their children have recovered from contagious diseases before returning to school.

    A written excuse from the parent/guardian is required when a student has been absent or if the child is late for school or leaves early because of a doctor's appointment. For appointments, a note from the physician is required. If the student is home sick, a note from the parent/guardian with the dates the student was absent is sufficient. 

    All written excuses can be emailed or turned in to the attendance secretary at haverlahd@leonschools.net, the homeroom teacher, or it can be uploaded to FOCUS.

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  • When are report cards issued?

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    Dates may be found on the school calendar when the new school year begins.  Grades are also available online through the Parent Portal.

    Parents will receive periodic progress reports to show pupil performance and progress.  Teachers will schedule conferences during the first nine weeks.

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  • How do I find out about all of the school procedures, policies and rules?

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    During Orientation, each student will be given a Gilchrist "holder folder" that holds a great deal of information.  Printed on the folder itself are all of the school's rules and procedures. This website and the LCS District Website will hopefully provide the answers to the majority of questions you may have. Please contact the front office for additional assistance.

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  • How can I learn about the latest events and happenings at Gilchrist?

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    Join the Gilchrist E-Mail List Service! Our principal sends out a weekly note including announcements, updates and other pertinent information from the school.  There is no cost for this service, and it is easy to join!  Just follow this link Gilchrist Listserv

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