Important Parent Information
begins promptly at 7:45 a.m. and ends at 1:55 p.m. Remember…in
order to receive the full benefit of the instructional program at William Paca
Elementary School it is important to be present and on time every day. For
the safety of our students, children are not permitted to arrive at school
before 7:30 a.m unless they are having breakfast. An adult must remain with non-breakfast eaters
until the doors open at 7:30 a.m. This
year, William Paca has been selected to participate in the Maryland Meals
Program where all of our students receive free breakfast daily. Breakfast will
be served from 7:25am- 7:40am. To assist
our cafeteria staff in being prepared to start lunch on time, the breakfast
line must close promptly at 7:40am. All
students arriving to school late other than late buses must eat breakfast at
HOURS: AM Class 7:45 a.m.—10:15 p.m.
(includes breakfast and snack)/PM class-11:20 a.m.-1:55 p.m. (includes lunch
and snack). A.M. students must be picked up no
later than 10:20 a.m. and P.M. students may not be dropped off before 11:20
starts at 1:45 p.m. in the following order: Walkers students will be dismissed
first, followed by Bus Students and Car riders. Please understand that for the
safety of your children, visitors will
not be allowed in the building during active dismissal. There will be no
early dismissal after 1:15 p.m.
WEATHER AND EMERGENCY EARLY DISMISSAL: Whenever
there is the threat of precipitation, please monitor television and radio
stations as well as www1.pgcps.org for information regarding early closings. If the school
system dismisses 2 hours early, students will be dismissed at 11:55 a.m. All students are expected to go home as they
normally do. After 11:55 a.m., staff is
also dismissed. No staff members will be
on duty to monitor students.
students are required to wear white polo shirts, navy blue uniform pants,
jumpers, skirts, or skorts and all black shoes at all times. There will
no exceptions to this policy. Donating
your old, clean uniforms would greatly benefit new and returning William Paca families.
is assigned nightly. We ask parents to
help their child by establishing some homework guidelines and cooperating with
the teacher in seeing that the assignments are completed. Please check your child’s backpack on a daily
ATTENDANCE: Your child should be in school on
time and in classes every day. Please help us to provide our children with
the knowledge needed to be smart and productive by minimizing absences and
tardiness. Children can never regain
time lost from instruction because they are late or tardy.
Absences: Illnesses and emergencies are
excused absences. All students should
return to school after an absence with a
signed note explaining the absence. An
out-of-town trip is not an excused absence. We cannot expect students to perform
satisfactory if they are not present for instructions.
Students are tardy at 7:46 a.m. Students should be in their seats and ready
to work at 7:45 a.m. Repeated
tardies and absences will result in a conference with administration.