KLSD - Safety Equipment Test - Friday, November 16, 2018
Between 5:30 and 7:00 am on Friday, November 16th, we will be testing some new emergency equipment at John Jay High and John Jay Middle Schools. If you see or hear evidence of an emergency test, please disregard. Thank you.
Katonah - Lewisboro School District
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Katonah - Lewisboro School District
Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures
Dear Meadow Pond Families,
In order to insure the safety of all our students as they travel to and from school, efficient, sustainable bus routes have been established. However, if for some reason you need to drive your child to school, or pick your child up from school, please familiarize yourself with our procedures, drop-off loop, pick-up location and parking areas.
The drop-off and dismissal procedures shared here were developed collaboratively. Please read carefully as we have made some changes based on parent feedback.
If you are dropping off your child for school, proceed up the driveway and make the first right. Stay to the far right and then loop to your left to pull close to the sidewalk of the drop-off loop. Cars must remain in a single file and the child must exit on the passenger side only. Your child should be ready to exit your car when you are in one of the two spaces at the loop. Please do not get out of your car. Once your child has exited onto the sidewalk, please move forward toward the driveway exit so that others can move into the drop-off loop. (If you need to get out of the car to assist your child, please park in the designated parking areas and walk your child to the sidewalk.)
If you are coming to pick up your child at dismissal, drive straight up the driveway into the parking lot. Do not turn right when you first enter as cars are not permitted to drive behind buses. You may park in the spaces on the right side of the lane as you are driving straight in. You can also continue until you reach the far end of the parking lot where you will turn right and then turn left into the parking area adjacent to the gymnasium. Parking is available there, as well as behind the gym, for families picking up their child or children. You may not park in the spaces that are directly behind the buses or in the spaces on the side of the school adjacent to Rte.123.
Adults will be admitted to the building through the gymnasium door beginning at 3:35 p.m. Once there, you will be asked to sign a dismissal pick-up sheet. You may also be asked to show identification. You will then walk through the gym, pair up with your child/children and continue toward the back exit of the gym where you will be greeted by another staff member who will check off your child/children’s names. Then, you will exit the building from the rear gym door and return to your car. Following this process will insure that all our students are safely dismissed. Your cooperation is very much appreciated.
Remember that a written note must be brought into school by the student in order to change from bus to pick-up and vice-versa. The PTA has a handy form letter available for your convenience. Phone calls will not be accepted. In emergency cases, a letter/note must be faxed to the school indicating the change.
If students need to be picked up earlier in the day, they must have a note and must be picked up in the main office before 3:15 p.m. Otherwise, they will remain in school until the regular dismissal. Again, your cooperation is necessary and very much appreciated.
For the safety of all students, families, staff and visitors, we respectfully request that you refrain from speaking on cellphones, even hands free while dropping off or picking up your child/children. Please drive slowly and cautiously while on school grounds.
If you have any questions, please contact the main office.
Carolann Castellano Dawn Pomeroy Monica DiMatteo
Principal Assistant Principal PTA President
Meadow Pond Elementary School
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Meadow Pond Elementary School
Compact for Learning
The Mission of the Meadow Pond Compact Team is to identify and discuss educational issues and to define goals which support academic excellence. This shared decision making process will provide the mix of creative ideas and broad knowledge base necessary to improve student achievement at Meadow Pond.
Meadow Pond Site Based Compact Team
Who are the members and what are the terms of service for the School Compact Team? The terms run for two years and expire on a staggering schedule.
How often does the Meadow Pond School Compact Team meet?
The Meadow Pond Compact Team meets regularly to conduct its work. Generally, there has been one regularly scheduled meeting a month. All meetings are open and parents are encouraged to attend and participate. All meetings will be in the Library. ALL are welcome! All meetings are held on Wednesday mornings.
What initiatives has the Meadow Pond School Compact Team worked on?
Improving the Writing Process at Meadow Pond (1995-98) Improving the Reading Process at Meadow Pond (1996-98) Assisting in Foreign Language Committee (1998-2000) (2003-present) Initiating “Drop Everything and Read (DEAR)” program (1998) Initiating Programs Involving Parents (PIP) to bring more Activities/programs to Meadow Pond families (1999-2000) Producing “Be Your Best” Code of Conduct (1999-2001) Studying Student Assessment and Grade Reporting (2001-Present) Discussing New Report Card (Progress Report) – provided input to committee Examining Character Education Programs for Meadow Pond (2001-Present) Initiated Family Math Games Night (2003-present)
Supporting Student Writing through Student Poetry Anthologies and a Student Writing Course after school. (2005-2006) Further promote acts of kindness at Meadow Pond. Initiate a whole school community read-a-loud program. (2007-2008).Support Student Writing through Author in Residence (2008-2010) Support student understanding of a variety of cultures through exposure diversity in the arts.
About the Compact Team
What is Compact for Learning?
"Compact for Learning" is an educational process created by the New York State Board of Regents. Parents, teachers, school administrators and support staff work in partnership to improve the way our school does its business – teaching and inspiring students. What does the Compact Team consist of?
A School Compact Team consists of three teachers, one support staff member, the principal and three parent/legal guardian representatives (hereafter called parents).
What role do parent representatives have on the Meadow Pond School Compact Team?
Three elected parent representatives on the School Compact Team share in the decision-making process and identify educational goals and issues. These goals and issues could include the building budget process, implementation of curriculum and ways of evaluating students’ work and standards of excellence.
How does a parent express an interest in serving on the Meadow Pond School Compact Team?
A letter of intent needs to be submitted to the School Compact Team Nominating Committee through the school office. The letter should be a personal expression of interest and commitment to serve on the team. These letters will be circulated amongst the Meadow Pond community.
What are the responsibilities of the School Compact Nominating Committee?
The committee will distribute to the Meadow Pond community the letters of intent for all recommended candidates and candidates-at-large. Letters of intent submitted by candidates not recommended by the Nominating Committee will not be shared with the school community.
What happens if a parent is not recommended by the School Compact Nominating Committee but wishes to have his or here name on the ballot?
This parent should advise the nominating committee of his or her desire to be included as a candidate-at-large for the election.
What is a candidate-at-large?
A Meadow Pond parent who wishes to run in the election but does not want to participate in the School Compact Nominating Committee process, or a parent who was not recommended by the committee would be a candidate-at-large. These parents should submit their letter of intent to the school office.
How will parents of students at Meadow Pond School be informed of the candidates?
The nominating committee will announce the slate of recommended candidates-at-large, if any. Copies of letters of intent for recommended candidates will be distributed to all MPES parents.
Are absentee ballots available?
In the event a parent anticipates being unable to vote in person on election day, absentee ballots will be available. Absentee ballots can be picked up and signed for at the school office.