School Procedures

Faith Lutheran School – Procedures

School Hours

School hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. It is very important that your child comes to school on time. We recommend that your child is at school no later than 8:15 a.m. A student who is not in his/her seat when class begins at 8:30 a.m. is considered tardy. All tardy students must report to the school office to receive an admission pass. Excessive tardies will result in a child’s detention and/or penalty fees. These Policies include Kindergarten thru grade 8.
For details on Tardy Policy please refer to your Parent Handbook English
The parent handbook is a live document. Any updates to the handbook will be in blue. It is the parents’ responsibility to check this document periodically.

Arrival & Dismissal

Since most children come to school and are picked up by car, it is very important to exercise extreme precautions. School students may be “dropped off” at the playground gate or entrance in the morning after 7:00 a.m. After 8:30 a.m., the playground gate will be locked until 3:30 p.m. No parking is allowed at the front entrance. The entrance is for “Drop-Off” only. The safety of all the children is of primary importance. Always drive slowly through the parking area.

Before And After School Extended “Day Care”

Before and after school daycare is available from 7:00 – 8:15 a.m. and from 3:45 – 6:00 p.m.
During the hours of Before and After school students may use this time to read, review assignments, make use of playground equipment, or eat a light snack (provided by the parents).
Before and after school care is available at a cost of $2.50 per child per offered segment for each day used.
If any portion of a segment is used by your child, you will be charged for the full segment of $2.50 per child.
The segments are as follows:
Before School Care . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:00 a.m. until 8:15 a.m.
After School Care (1) . . . . . . . . . . 3:45 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.
After School Care (2) . . . . . . . . . . 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
After School Care closes at 6:00 p.m. Please be sure your child is picked up no later than 6:00 pm. If your child is not picked up by 6:00 p.m., there will be an additional charge of $5.00 for each additional fifteen minutes used per child.
There is no partial payment for partial use of a segment. The $5.00 fee is for any part of a fifteen-minute segment and will be charged as such.

Dress Code

Pre-school thru 8th grade will wear uniforms. School uniforms are the only attired allowed. Other clothing will not be worn over the uniform. Uniforms MUST be purchased from All Uniform Wear.
To visit All Uniform Wear Website click: http://www.alluniformwear.com/
Boys Uniform Policy:
Navy blue long or short pants (may not be rolled, cuffed, or dropped)
Light blue polo shirt with school insignia
Belts must be worn, shirts must be tucked in
School Shirt
School Shirt
Boy’s shorts
Boy’s pants

 

Girls Uniform Policy Preschool through 2nd Grade:
Preschool to 2nd grade girls pinafore
  • Plaid uniform jumper no more than 3 inches above the knee with school insignia
  • Solid (white, blue, or black) leggins to be worn with the jumper during cold weather
  • Light blue polo shirt with school insignia
  • Blue Peter Pan blouse with school insignia
  • The shirt must be tucked in
Girls Uniform Policy 3rd through 8th Grade:
3rd to 8th grade girls skirt

 

  • Plaid uniform skirt, no more than 3 inches above the knee
  • Solid (white, blue, or black) leggins to be worn with the skirt during cold weather
  • Light blue polo shirt with school insignia
  • Blue Peter Pan blouse with school insignia
  • The shirt must be tucked in
All Grades:
  • Shoes must be black or white with plain black or white socks (boots are NOT allowed)
  • Your child must have a navy-blue school uniform jacket or sweater. All other outerwear is not permitted. Please label jackets and clothing with your child’s name. Please prepare for cold weather early and have the School Uniformsweater or jacket on hand.
School jacket
 
For more details on school uniforms and policy please refer to your Parent Handbook English
The parent handbook is a live document. Any updates to the handbook will be in blue. It is the parents’ responsibility to check this document periodically.

Christian Discipline Policy

The point of Christian discipline is not only to punish the student, or judge the sin, but to lead the student to truly feel a sense of regret and show sympathy for those around him, and more importantly, God. Discipline will be administered with love and fairness, according to Martin Luther’s Explanation of the Fourth Commandment from the Catechism which states: “We should fear and love God so that we do not despise or anger our parents and other authorities but honor them, serve and obey them, love and cherish them”.The methods used in such discipline may include “time out” from the rest of the class; talking to the child; calling the parent(s); and, as last resort, suspension or expulsion of the child from school.

Lunch and Snacks

We abide by the Florida Department of Health Guidelines. We do offer a lunch program that is catered by Nutrispa. The cost is $20.00 weekly. Families can also apply with the national school lunch program to receive free or reduced lunch. For more information on the free or reduced lunch program, please contact the office. Lunch may be brought from home and packing a snack is highly recommended if the student stays for the extended afterschool “day-care” program. All snacks must be healthy snacks. Fundraiser bake sales are also another place where students can use their money to buy snacks. These “bakesales” are occasionally on Fridays or during on-campus home games for sports.
Lunch (Optional) – Parents may choose the lunch program by the month catered by Nutrispa which provides a well-balanced menu, or they may provide their child with a nutritionally sound lunch). 
Click here for the menu Lunch Menu May 2021
Click here for our Wellness Policy

Training Requirement

All instructional personnel and administrators are required to complete a yearly training on these standards of ethical conduct, before the beginning of each new school year, as a condition of continual employment.


Reporting Misconduct by Instructional Personnel and Administrators

All instructional personnel and administrators have an obligation to report misconduct by instructional personnel and school administrator which affects the health, safety, or welfare of a student. Examples of misconduct include obscene language, drug and alcohol use, disparaging comments, prejudice or bigotry, sexual innuendo, cheating or testing violations, physical aggression, and accepting or offering favors. Reports of misconduct of employees should be made to the principal Mrs. RuthWessling in person/or 305-885-2845. The report must be documented on the “Educator Misconduct Reporting Form” found in the Policy and Procedure Handbook.
Reports of misconduct committed by the administrator should be made to the Board of Christian Education (Please contact the school office at 305-885-2845 for the contact number) and to the assistant administrator.
Legally sufficient allegations of misconduct by Florida certified educators will be reported to the Office of ProfessionalPractices Services.
Policies and procedures for reporting misconduct by instructional personnel or school administrators which affect the health, safety, or welfare of a student are posted in the common workroom near the front office and on our Web site.

Reporting Child Abuse, Abandonment or Neglect

All employees and agents have an affirmative duty to report all actual or suspected cases of child abuse, abandonment, or neglect. Call 1-800-96-ABUSE or report online at http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/abuse/report/
Signs of Physical Abuse
The child may have unexplained bruises, welts, cuts, or other injuries; broken bones; or burns. A child experiencing physical abuse may seem withdrawn or depressed, seem afraid to go home, or may run away, shy away from physical contact, be aggressive, or wear inappropriate clothing to hide injuries.
Signs of Sexual Abuse
The child may have torn, stained, or bloody underwear, trouble walking or sitting, pain or itching in the genital area, or asexually transmitted disease. A child experiencing sexual abuse may have unusual knowledge of sex or act seductively, fear a particular person, seem withdrawn or depressed, gain or lose weight suddenly, shy away from physical contact, or run away from home.
Signs of Neglect
The child may have unattended medical needs, little or no supervision at home, poor hygiene, or appear underweight. A child experiencing neglect may be frequently tired or hungry, steal food, or appear overly needy for adult attention.
Patterns of Abuse
Serious abuse usually involves a combination of factors. While a single sign may not be significant, a pattern of physical or behavioral signs is a serious indicator and should be reported.

Liability Protections

Any educator reporting in good faith any instance of child abuse, abandonment, or neglect to the department or any law enforcement agency, shall be immune from any civil or criminal liability which might otherwise result by reason of such action. (39.203, F.S.)
An employer who discloses information about a former employee’s job performance to a prospective employer of the former employee upon request of the prospective employer or of the former employee is presumed to be acting in good faith and unless lack of good faith is shown by clear and convincing evidence is immune from civil liability for such disclosure or its consequences unless it is shown by clear and convincing evidence that the information disclosed by the former employer was knowingly false or violated any civil right of the former employee protected under F.S. Chapter 760 (768.095, F.S.)
293 Hialeah Drive
Hialeah, FL 33010
Church (305) 888-6706 | School (305) 885-2845
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