Evergreen School District Policies
It is important to us that you know and understand several of our district policies. You should have already received a handbook of Evergreen School District’s Policy. These policies are for your information and will be discussed with your children in the upcoming weeks. Should you have any questions or like a copy in Spanish or Vietnamese, please contact the office.
Click here to access the District Policies.
Clark Elementary Birthday Policies
Although we recognize that birthdays are a very special time for children and they deserve recognition, school district guidelines and board policy (BP5030) prohibit bringing food or drinks to school for birthday celebrations. These guidelines and policies are in place to support the consistent educational message of student wellness and healthy lifestyle whether in the classroom, cafeteria or at home. Additional impacts include:
- Loss of instructional time.
- Logistical constraints placed on teachers.
- Concern for our many students with food allergies.
- Added strain on the office and custodial staff.
If parents choose to provide items to classmates in celebration of birthdays, some alternative items may include pencils, bookmarks, stickers, or perhaps donating a book to the school or classroom library.
Teachers may elect to honor students as they see fit by giving special recognition, singing of songs, special classroom duties, etc.
Also, balloon bouquets can be distractive and/or disruptive to instruction and therefore parents are reminded of the school policy that balloon bouquets will not be delivered to classrooms during the school day. We want to thank you for your support of the school and district policies. Working together we can maintain our focus on providing a safe and productive environment at Clark School.