New residents must register at Ojibwa's office. If you move during the year, please inform the office of your new address. It is important that the school office be furnished with a copy of a recent closing/settlement statement or two current utility bills with your name and address on them. We also make any address or phone number changes at that time.
If you are moving out of the Chippewa Valley District or your student will be attending a private or parochial school for the following school year, please contact the office and let us know. This will assist us in the make-up of classrooms for the following school year.
On the first day of school, each student at Ojibwa will receive a blank emergency card. Please take a moment to fill in all of the information that is requested. It is very important that this information is current and phone numbers are up to date. .This information is needed to contact you if your child becomes ill or when a teacher needs to contact you. When a change occurs, in any of the information, please contact the school office with the details.
If your child is not feeling well in the morning, has been sick during the night, or is running a slight temperature, please DO NOT send them to school. If a sick child is sent to school, they will be inattentive, sluggish and will probably be calling home not feeling well. Depending on the illness, your child could contaminate the rest of the class. Please keep in mind your child needs time to recuperate to do their best at school.
To report an absence, please call our Ojibwa Attendance Line at 723-6499.
Students arriving after 8:30 a.m. are required to stop by the office to report their arrival. If your child will be late for school, please call the Ojibwa Attendance Line and let us know. If you need to have your student dismissed before 3:10p.m., you must come to the office and sign the student out. DO NOT go to the student's classroom to pick him up without notifying the office.
You may request homework for your child after two days of absences. At that time, if you would like his/her homework sent home, please request it by 9:00 a.m., or it may be requested at the time you call the absentee line. Vacation make-up work should be requested no later than the day your child returns from vacation. Make-up homework should be completed within the same number of days that your child was absent unless special arrangements have been made with the teacher. Homework can be available for pick-up after school or can be sent home with another student. Thank you for your cooperation.
All visitors must show proper ID, either drivers license or school ID. When entering the building you will need to sign in if you are visiting or volunteering in the building. We will give you a visitor tag so we know who is in the building. Please use the main entrance for all comings and goings.
Please DO NOT bring your pre-schoolers with you when you volunteer for school activities, whether it's in school or on a field trip. Disruptions may occur and interrupt the learning atmosphere. This is school policy.
The office must receive completed Medication Control Forms before we can distribute any prescription or non-prescription medicine to students. These forms are available at the office or on-line. Prescription medicine requires a form completed by a doctor. If you take your child to the doctor, be sure to take the form with you so it can be completed at that time. Any changes in medication (change of dosage, time change, etc. ) requires a newly completed form. If it is helpful, doctors can fax the completed form directly to Ojibwa at our fax number 723-6401. The office staff will not be able to administer medication to a child who has forgotten to take his/her morning dose at home. If your child has not taken his/her medication at home before school, you may come into the office and administer it to him/her.
Students are not allowed at any time to carry any medication with them during the school day without written verification from their parents and completed appropriate Medication Control Forms on file in the office.
Many parents call daily with a variety of messages for their children. The office staff is very busy. We ask that you please take care of home business at home and call the school only if you have a change in plans or an emergency.
Students who forget their lunch, lunch money, homework, etc., will not be allowed to call home. In order to help build a sense of personal responsibility in our students, phone use for the students will be limited to illness or injury. If students forget lunch money they will be given crackers and fruit. After the third time, they will not receive anything. Please be advised that the district policy is not to give a lunch on credit to students. If they forget a library book or anything pertaining to classwork, they will have to pay the consequences. Please help your student become organized by getting ready for the next school day the evening before. We discourage parents bringing forgotten items to school so that you can help your child learn to be responsible. If you must bring items to school, please write your students name on the item and we will deliver it to the student.
If you need to make changes regarding dismissal for your child please call the office by 2:30. The office will then inform the teacher of the changes.
Children who live more than 1.5 miles from school will be bused. The Chippewa Valley Schools also will bus children who live closer than 1.5 miles, but would have to cross a major road. Students will ride ONLY ASSIGNED BUSES and will board and depart from the bus at assigned bus stops. Students will NOT be permitted to ride unassigned buses for any reason.
Any parent who has a student who attends an outside day care center five days a week and needs bus transportation, should contact the Transportation Department (call the office for the current phone number) and fill out a request for alternate address busing. The Transportation Department will then assign a bus run corresponding with their day care provider's location. It must be within the school's attendance boundary, and for all five days of the week (can be just a.m. or p.m.) The stop must already be on a bus run.
When parents are planning to pick up students who normally ride the bus, please call the office by 2:30 to change your student to a parent pick up.
Parents picking up their students are meet them at south entrance.
A message will go out district wide if schools are closed because of weather. You can also tune to your local radio or tv channel for reports of cancellations of school days or activities due to inclement weather. The Chippewa Valley Elementary School Handbook outlines the procedures to be followed in detail. We would like to highlight for you what will happen during a tornado watch (conditions are right for a tornado to occur) and a tornado warning (a tornado has been spotted in the immediate area).
During a watch, teachers and students are put on the alert. If the watch continues until dismissal time, students will be sent home.
During a warning, staff and students will be directed to a designated safe area in the building. If the warning continues until dismissal time, students will be held in the building until the warning is lifted and the all clear has been sounded.
Parents should NOT come to the building to pick up children. Parents should wait for the warning to be lifted. Please do NOT call the school. Office staff will be taking cover and will not be answering the phones.
As adults, we have to be role models for our children. Please follow the prescribed procedures and review it with your children. We will be having periodic drills in our building.
Latchkey is a program where students can be dropped off early and/or picked up late from school. The program is supervised by many qualified adults and is held in the Latchkey classroom at the east entrance of the building. Rates are very reasonable with a one-time registration fee per child/per year. Times of operation: Morning 6:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Breakfast is available for purchase in the morning. Latchkey is not in session when there is no school on full days such as all-day teacher in-services. Please call for all details at the Latchkey telephone line 723-6473.
All personal items belonging to your child should be clearly labeled with their name and teacher. These items include jackets, lunch boxes, book bags, and boots. In the event an item is lost, it will be much easier to find its owner. Please check the Lost and Found Basket located in the main atrium.