Dear Parents and Students,
"The “A, B, C’s of Whitehall Elementary School" Student Handbook was developed to help children become more familiar with District and school policies. The Student Handbook has been written in child friendly language and is aligned to the District's Parent Handbook. We encourage you to read through the handbook with your child. Discuss each page with your child to ensure he or she understands what it means and sign the signature page. Please return the signature page to your child’s homeroom teacher. The Student Handbook provides children with their school responsibilities. Each student is to be familiar with district policies so that he or she can put forth his or her best effort in class and during school activities.
Jennifer Marsteller, Principal
Maintaining a positive school environment is an important responsibility. It is a complicated balancing of individual student rights with the collective rights of others. I urge students to take advantage of all the educational opportunities offered to them in the classroom and during school activities. Furthermore, I ask each student to act appropriately to assure that others may benefit from the same programs and activities.
Good policy, applied in a fair and consistent manner, is an indispensable element of a quality school. The Baldwin-Whitehall School District has developed a Student Handbook for Parents that contains District policies and procedures to promote order and nurture appropriate relationships among students and staff.
The District asks you to become familiar with the contents of the Student Handbook for Parents. Take time to discuss it with your child, especially the policies regarding attendance, athletic and extracurricular eligibility. A complete listing of all District policies is available on the District website at www.bwschools.net. Your support is vital to our efforts.
Students will be required to verify that they have been informed of their “Student Rights and Responsibilities” by electronically acknowledging that they know the rules and regulations governing school behavior. Parents will also be asked to acknowledge that you are aware of the expectations placed upon your child in the school setting.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact your child’s principal.
Randal A. Lutz, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools