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Dear Parents and Students,

The Conestoga Valley School Board approved changes to the district dress code. The changes modify several rules regarding appropriate forms of student dress. The dress code is currently in effect within the district. The changes were recommended by a Secondary Dress Code Committee in response to increasing challenges involving the level of student cooperation with the dress code and in the interpretation and enforcement of the code. The Committee also felt strongly that these modifications would help promote a more respectful and appropriate learning environment, while still allowing sufficient variety and choice for individual student styles and tastes. The policy changes can be found on the district website at www.conestogavalley.org

Below is a summary list of the most notable features in the dress code:
  • Shirts must cover the midriff on all sides. No exposed cleavage will be permitted.
  • Straps such as those found on tank tops, muscle shirts, halter tops, tube tops and/or spaghetti strap tops are not permitted. Tops that expose the back or parts of undergarments, including racerback tops or similar articles, are not permitted.
  • Shirts that reveal undergarments, whether due to the transparency, length, or lack of coverage of the shirt are not permitted. Pants must be worn at the waist and completely cover the buttocks area. Pants may not be worn in such a way as to expose underwear or skin around the midsection.
  • The bottom hem or edge of shorts, skirts and dresses may be no shorter than three inches above the top of the knee when standing.
  • Skintight and close-fitting clothing is not permitted. Leggings, yoga pants, or similar tight pants worn alone are not permitted. Wearing leggings under shorts, skirts, or dresses is permitted if these items are the proper length.
  • All clothing must be free of holes, cuts, tears and/or rips that expose undergarments or skin. Torn and tattered clothing is not permissible.

We appreciate your cooperation in supporting the dress code.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND REMINDERS
We are following a four day cycle schedule with forty-five minute blocks of time for each special. We were able to adopt this format in order to provide teachers with common planning time. This will be a great way to really look at our student data and differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all of our students. If you have questions or concerns regarding the schedule, please feel free to contact me.

Please be advised that we will no longer be sending a calendar home with your child. You can access the school calendar on our district's website at: www.conestogavalley.org There is a calendar link on the left hand side of the homepage. You will be able to access the calendar in it's entirety or just on a monthly basis.

Just a reminder that we do offer breakfast every day. We have both hot and cold choices for breakfast. A hot breakfast is served five days each week. Our breakfast program runs from 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Children should not be dropped off before 8:30 a.m. as no one will be available to supervise them. Our school day begins at 8:55 a.m. Students are permitted to enter their classroom at 8:45.

If we have a one hour delay, breakfast will be served in our cafeteria.
If we have a two hour delay, breakfast will not be served as the cafeteria staff will be preparing for lunch.

Just a friendly reminder that parking in the bus loop between the hours of 8:15 am - 9:00 am and 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm is not permitted.

If you child rides the school bus, please remember the following: Glass containers of any kind are not permitted. Please refrain from sending large items such as field hockey/lacrosse sticks, large musical instruments or skateboards. These items are too large to store under the seat and are a safety issue. Please make arrangements to drop off/pick up your child on days where these items may be needed at school.

Please try and attend our PTO meetings which will now be held on the second Tuesday of each month right after school on a rotational basis at 3:45 pm or 7:00 pm every other month in our library. Please check the "date savers" link on this wiki for the appropriate PTO meeting time each month. We will have babysitting and a light snack available at our 3:45 pm meetings for the students. These meetings are very informative and our PTO is always looking for volunteers to continue to enrich the lives of our students by the various activities and events that they plan throughout the school year.

Please visit our Fritz website for specific dates and events that will be taking place during a particular month. We have linked several documents for you in the event you should need them. You will notice such forms as our attendance policy, travel form and parent handbook. We even have a short video showcasing two of our teachers and a student practicing math facts. I encourage you to help your child with their homework and volunteer your time here at school as much as possible. When you get involved in our school, you are showing your child that you value them and their education. I look forward to seeing you at Fritz.

Sincerely,

Dr. Colleen Hovanec