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General School Info

Academic Attire For Students

All LBUSD K-8 schools require that students follow a uniform clothes policy.  Please read our guidelines so that you will be fully aware of what is and is not acceptable in student dress at Carver Elementary School.  Students are expected to be dressed in the appropriate uniform daily.  Carvers uniform policy will be strictly enforced!  Carver sweatshirts and t-shirts can be purchased through the Carver PTA.  

Carver School Uniform  

Universal Rules:

  • Red, white, or dark navy blue solid pants, shorts, skirts, or jumpers
  • Waistband bands are not to be 2" larger than the waist
  • No spandex or lycra
  • No logos or writing, larger than a thumb on clothing (exception:  Carver t-shirts)
  • Scouting uniforms acceptable on meeting days
  • No oversized, baggie-style clothing
  • Belts must be a fitted length and end must be tucked into the belt loops

Tops:

  • Red, white, or dark navy blue solid with a collar (exception:  Carver t-shirts) 
  • Long or short sleeves
  • Turtlenecks are acceptable
  • Carver t-shirts
  • No strapless, spaghetti straps, off the shoulder, low-cut, or tank tops

Long Pants:

  • No sweats or leggings 
  • No jeans/denim

Short Pants:

To check for appropriate fit:  If children raise their arms and reveal their midriffs (the middle part of the torso, between the abdomen and the chest) or with their arms at their sides, their fingertips extend beyond their hem - their clothes are too short!

  • No sweats or swimsuits

Skirts:

  • Pleated, flared, A-line, or gathered skirts or jumpers

To check for appropriate fit:  If children raise their arms and reveal their midriffs (the middle part of the torso, between the abdomen and the chest) or with their arms at their sides, their fingertips extend beyond their hem - their clothes are too short!

Outerwear:

  • Sweaters, sweatshirts, or jackets

If students elect to wear jackets, that are not the school colors of red, white, or navy blue, they must be removed in the classroom.

Footwear:

  • Shoes must cover the entire foot
  • No sandals or any other open-toed or open heeled footwear may be worn
  • No high heels may be worn

Attendance

With very few exceptions, the only necessary absence from school is due to illness.  The state apportions money to the school district for each child's daily attendance and those days of absence due to illness, provided the illness is verified by the parent.  Please send a note or call the school (562-420-2697) on the missed school day if your child is absent.  The note should include first and last name of the student, teachers name, date of absence, reason for absence, and parents signature.  Children returning after a contagious disease will need to be readmitted through the office.

If you need to take your child out of school during the day, please come to the office and we will send for your child.  Teachers are not permitted to release children from the classroom without office approval.  This LBUSD policy has been put in place for your child's safety and to protect him/her from being taken from school by anyone not on the emergency cards.  If you need to send someone who is not on the enrollment/emergency card to pick up your child during the day, please send a note or call the school office.

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast starts at 7:30.  Breakfast is $1.50.  Lunch is $2.25.  Any student may participate in the breakfast or lunch program.  During lunch break, students may do one of the following:

  1. Eat in the Carver Cafe.  (tray lunches are $2.00, milk is $.50, and juice is $.50).
  2. Bring a sack lunch to eat on the lunch benches (milk or juice may be purchased for $.50)

Playground Supervision And Regulations  

The playground is supervised starting at 7:30 a.m.  Because of safety reasons, children will not be allowed on the playground until 7:30 a.m.  The playground is supervised every afternoon until 3:30 p.m.  After 3:30 p.m. the playground is closed.

Before & After School Care

Before and after school care is provided for a fee by CDC (Child Development Center) 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  Please contact Kathy Woods at (562) 421-7015 for more information.

Pocket Knives, Toys, etc. 

Students are to leave all toys, games, play equipment, and electronics, etc. at home.  Bringing knives or any instrument capable of causing bodily harm is contrary to district and state regulations and can result in suspension, transfer, or expulsion.

Lost And Found/Possession Marking

Please label all lunch pails, sacks, sweaters, jackets, purses, wallets, backpacks, etc. with your students name.  Many articles of clothing remain unclaimed from our lost and found.  The lost and found rack is located on the playground near the ball shed. 

Street Crossings & Parking

Please consult the safe route map (coming soon) and encourage your child to follow those directions and urge  him/her to cross only at intersections.  There are NO CROSSING GUARDS.  Parents must exercise great care when picking up children.  

The following are some traffic guidelines:

  • No parking or dropping off in any of the parking lots or driveways before or after school
  • Never drop your child off in the street
  • Do not double park while dropping your child off or picking them up
  • Pull all the way to the curb and open the door curbside to allow your child to exit/enter vehicle.
  • Arrive at Carver on the school side of the street.  Do not allow your children or yourself to jaywalk
  • Use the marked crosswalks to cross the street
  • Do not block the crosswalks or driveways of homes around Carver.  Our school is a residential neighborhood and we want to be good neighbors. 
  • Following are some suggestions for a stress-free and safe arrival and departure at Carver:
  • Leave home with enough time to choose a safe route and a safe drop off point for your child
  • Use the "Valet Drop-Off" program in the morning (see below)
  • If you park and walk your child into school, leave home early to find parking

Teachers Parking Lot

This area is strictly for teachers' use only.  Do not drop your children off or park in this lot.  It is very important that parents and students not park in or walk through the staff lot to enter the campus.  This is a dangerous area for children to be walking through.

Student Drop Off Program

The Student Drop Off program is organized by parent volunteers as a safe and easy option for dropping off children at school.  From 7:30-8:05 a.m. every morning, there is a drop off lane marked by orange cones in front of Carver.  Using the Student Drop Off is easy, but for everyone's safety, please adhere to the following procedures for drop off:

  • Reduce speed as you enter the valet lane separated by the cones and wait in line.
  • Proceed to the front of the line before students exit the car
  • Make sure items (lunches, backpacks, money, etc.) are with your children inside your vehicle.  Do not get out of your care to retrieve items from the trunk
  • Be sure your child has safely exited the car (from the passenger's side of the car only)
  • Enter traffic cautiously.  No U-turns in the school zone.

Rainy Days

Supervision on rainy days will be provided inside the auditorium beginning at 7:30 a.m.  Children will not be allowed into the classrooms prior to 7:45.  After school, supervision will be provided in the auditorium until 3:30.

Telephones

Students may use school telephones for emergencies only.  Please make arrangements with your child daily for after school activities, transportation, etc.  

Conferences

Parent teacher conferences for all grades (except kinder) are scheduled in November.  If additional conferences are desired, please call or send a note to the teacher so she can arrange a conference when needed.

Visitors

All visitors must sign in at the main office; this includes VIPS volunteering in classrooms as well as parents having lunch with their children. All non-employees must wear a badge or visitor’s pass, at all times while on campus, for safety and identification reasons.

Classroom Visitation Policy

At least 48 hour notice given for up to a 30 minute classroom visit to be accompanied by the principal or a designee of the principal.

Lunchtime Visitor Guidelines

To ensure the safety and comfort of all our students, we ask that you please adhere to these guidelines while you are on our campus.

  • Please sign in and out in the office.
  • Please have lunch only with your student(s).
  • Please do not share food with any other students.
  • Please do not play on the playground.
  • Please do not attempt to discipline other students.
  • Please report any concerns you may have to a Carver employee and let them handle any discipline and/or consequences.

Disaster Preparedness Plan

Carver Elementary School has a Disaster Preparedness Plan in place.  This plan is in line with the LBUSD plan.    The plan is reviewed with the Carver Staff on an ongoing basis.  We are all hopeful it will not be necessary to put this plan in affect.  However, if an emergency should occur in the schools, the LBUSD are some of the safest places to be.

Care Of School Property

Please work with us in building pride in our school community by encouraging your child to show respect for school property.  Vandalism hurts all of us.  Dollars spent to repair damage caused by vandalism mean less dollars available for instruction.  If you live near the school and witness any vandalism, please report it to the LBUSD 24 hour security number:  (562) 437-0651

Parents are held financially responsible by law for the acts of their children which result in damage to school property, including equipment, books, materials, desks, and the building.

Please remind your children to respect our school environment by making sure that litter is placed in our trash receptacles.  

Medication At School

Please be advised that we are forbidden by law to assist students with taking any medication unless we receive information from the doctor and the parent. (see form).  Medication forms are also in the school office.