FAQ


                                                                                                                  

What are the school hours?

School begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 2:10 p.m. every day. Please don't bring your child to school any earlier than 7:30 a.m. and pick up your kids by 2:30 p.m.

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What if I need child supervision beyond school hours?

The YES program provides child supervision for your kids if you need extra supervision time for your children beyond what school provides. We charge a fee for these after-school services.

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Which meals does Hendricks Elementary provide for?

We serve breakfast and lunch for your children every day in the cafeteria. Daily breakfast prices are $0.85 and lunch is $1.80. Free and reduced priced meals are available to those who qualify. If you think you do, contact the front office for the right forms to apply.

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What if my child forgets lunch money?

We allow children who forget their lunch to borrow and be fed a full lunch. Please don't make this a habit. We will send home a charge slip each time, but do limit the number of times a student can borrow. Once kids borrow a lunch three times in a row, the following lunch they get is a simple meal of peanut butter or cheese crackers with fruit and milk.

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What is Hendricks's music program like, and who can participate?

Hendricks offers music instruction to everyone in grades K to 6. We believe that music appreciation and enjoyment is an important goal in education. We teach basic music theory to all grades. Fifth and sixth grade students may choose to learn band and string instruments. We will teach basic music-reading and performance skills to the fifth and sixth graders.

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When are parent/teacher conferences?

We always hold parent/teacher conferences in October and March. You are welcome to contact your child's teacher anytime throughout the school year if you'd like to schedule other appointments. We encourage you to keep up a close discussion throughout the year to know how your student is doing in school.

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When do report cards come out?

We give report cards at the end of every nine-week period. When you attend parent/teacher conferences, you can discuss the grades with your child's teacher.

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What should I know about immunizations?

All students must have their immunizations before attending school at Hendricks Elementary. Without your immunizations, you are not able to register for school. If you are considering Hendricks as the school you want to attend, you can obtain the State of Arizona Immunization Record form from the school office.

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My child needs medication. How will you make sure sure he/she receives it?

The school health office personnel will give your child any needed medications. We can only do this under certain conditions though:

  1. Bring all medications to the health office in the original labeled container.
  2. You must have a written doctor's order to accompany any medications. These include over-the-counter medicines like aspirin, cough medicine, allergy medicines, etc., as well as prescribed medicines.
  3. Written parent permission must accompany all medicines, prescriptions as well as non-prescriptions.

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What should my student not bring to school?

Please help your children focus in the classroom by not allowing them to bring the following items to school: CD players, cell phones, pagers, scooters, skateboards, and roller shoes.

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Will my child have homework every night?

We give homework to your students to reinforce the concepts they have learned at school during the day. The amount of homework varies and we generally give homework every day. Each teacher has individual homework plans, so we ask you to please be supportive of the work your child must do at home.

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May I visit my child at school?

We welcome you to come observe your child's classroom. However, you need to contact your child's teacher and make sure it is okay and choose a time and day that works best. When you arrive at school, check in at the front office. We ask that all visitors, whatever the reason they have come to campus, check in at the front office first.

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Does Hendricks offer busing for my child?

Yes, we offer busing for students. We ask that you remind students that riding the bus is a privilege. Please encourage your child to behave well on the bus. Make reminders about the importance of sitting quietly, obeying the bus driver, using appropriate language, and talking softly.

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What is the dress code?

We do not allow students to wear any clothing that is disruptive or considered unsafe in any way, including:

  • Shoes higher than two inches
  • Shoulder straps less than one inch wide
  • Makeup
  • Exposed midriff

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How do I volunteer at the school?

If you would like to volunteer, our School Services Coordinator, Mrs. Agraan, is happy to help you and answer any questions you may have. Keep in mind when volunteering that district regulations prohibit a parent from bringing preschool aged children to the campus when volunteering or chaperoning a field trip. Also, if you are not the parent or legal guardian of a Flowing Wells student, the district must formally approve you as a volunteer. Please call Mrs. Agraan at (520) 696-8400.

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What are the guidelines for cell phones at school?

We understand that your child may carry a cell phone in case of emergencies. We ask that your child keep his or her cell phone turned off and in their backpack during the school day. We recommend that your child not bring radios, tape recorders, Walkmans, Gameboys, electronic devices, expensive jewelry, or large sums of money to school.

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Does Hendricks offer school insurance?

Yes, you may obtain school accident insurance for your child for a small fee. We recommend this coverage for students when they are not covered by other insurance plans. Please stop by the school office for an information packet.

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Can my child go home with a friend after school?

We ask that you please inform the school of any change in your child’s transportation before 1:00 p.m. Otherwise, your child will need to go home as usual. A student may not ride or walk home with another student or get off at a different bus stop without a note from a parent or a timely call to the office.

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