Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year at Humphries Elementary! The staff and I are excited to have your student(s) at our school. We want all of our families to feel welcome and to become involved. We will make every effort to effectively communicate school information.
Special Attention should be given in the following areas:
Attendance: Attendance is extremely important. If students are not at school, we can’t teach them. This year attendance will be carefully monitored. Any student with more than six absences last year will have a Buddy to help monitor attendance and encourage students to come to school. Each Friday, students will receive an incentive for attending school. At the end of the month, the class with the best attendance will be rewarded.
Students who take Medicine: If your student takes prescribed medicine, we need to know. Even if he/she takes it before or after the school day, we need you to complete a form and submit to us as a safety precaution.
Tardy: Students will be marked tardy at 8:01 a.m. They will have to come to the office and receive a tardy slip. They will not be allowed to sit down and eat in the cafeteria after 7:50 a.m.
Morning Arrival: Students should arrive by 7:45 a.m. to eat breakfast and participate in morning reading in the classroom.
Early dismissal: Students cannot be signed out early after 2:00 p.m. It disrupts the dismissal process. Please be reminded that excused early dismissals are for appointments only and not convenience. If there are changes in pick up person or way home, the information must be sent in a written note.
Morning Parent Drop Off: In order to provide a safe environment to students, after Friday, August 4th parents will be expected to give students their hugs and kisses in the main lobby. They will walk to class by themselves or you will have to sign in at the front office.
Parent afternoon pick up: Parents should pick up students at 2:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. All students must be signed out every day. Enter and exit the cafeteria through the back parking lot. Please do not enter through the front lobby during dismissal.
Communication: The Thursday Communication Folder will be set home weekly. A daily progress sheet will be sent home (M-Th) of each night. It will include the homework assignment and the daily behavior feedback. It should be signed nightly and returned to the school. for When the daily progress sheet arrives, please sign and return it every day. In addition, every Thursday, the students will bring home their Humphries Teacher/Parent Communicator Folder (Blue folder). It will include school news and graded papers. Please sign the log, place it back inside the folder and take out all information. All blue folders must be returned to the teacher on Fridays. If the folder is lost, the fee will be $2.00 to receive another one
Student Uniforms: Uniforms should be worn every day. Tops: white, baby blue, navy blue and pale yellow; Bottoms: khaki and navy; Shoes: closed toe
Parent attire: We love for our parents to visit! Please help us remain professional when you visit by covering your mid-drifts (stomachs), not wearing low cut/see through clothing and not wearing house shoes. Thank you kindly.
In closing, we look forward to a productive year of learning! If you have any comments, questions, or concerns throughout the year, please do not hesitate to contact the school at (404) 802-8750.
Melanie Mitchell, Principal
Humphries Elementary School
21 Thirkeld Avenue
(404) 802-8750 phone