Frequently Asked Questions for Parents

  • When does the 2016-2017 school year begin and end?

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    Begins, Friday, August 5, 2016 and ends Tuesday, June 6, 2017.

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  • When is breakfast?

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    7:00 - 7:30 a.m.

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  • What time does school begin?

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    7:40 a.m.

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  • What time does school let out?

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    1:55 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
    12:30 p.m. every Wednesday & all other Minimum Days

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  • When are Fall, Winter, and Spring Breaks?

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    Fall Break: November 21, 2016 - November 25, 2016

    Winter Break: December 16, 2016 - January 9, 2017

    Spring Break: March 20, 2017 - March 31, 2017

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  • When are minimum days for parent conferences?

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    Quarter 1 Parent conferences/minimum days:
    October 10, 2016October 14, 2016


    Quarter 3 parent conferences/minimum days:
    March 14, 2017March 16, 2017

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  • Aside from the breaks, what additional NON-SCHOOL days and/or HOLIDAYS will there be in 2016-2017?

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    September 2016 Monday, 9/5

    October 2016 None

    November 2016 Friday, 11/11 (Fall Break)

    December 2016 Winter Break

    January 2017  Monday, 1/16 (Winter Break) 

    February 2017 Monday, 2/13 and Monday, 2/20

    March 2017 Spring Break 

    April 2017 None

    May 2017 Monday, 5/29

    *All NonSchool Days and Holidays can also be found on district calendar

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  • Does Alice Birney offer supplemental services tutoring?

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    Supplemental services are only offered at certain schools based on their test scores. We do not currently fall into that category that mandates supplemental services and there is no funding for it unless the school qualifies.

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  • What are Think Together’s times?

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    Start time is 1:55 p.m.

    Pick up time is 6:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday.

    Pick up time on Minimum Days is 5:45 p.m.

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  • My student is struggling, I have a concern, or want to know how my child is doing, what can I do?

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    We suggest you start by making an appointment to speak with the teacher to share your concerns. They can then make suggestions.

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  • Does Alice Birney offer tutoring at school?

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    Students are targeted based on assessments. Different students have different needs so intervention groups are targeted at different times. Some students receive intervention during the day.

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  • Can my daughter/son wear sandals to school?

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    Yes, as long as the sandal has as strap on the heel.

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  • I have questions about the Think Together Program.

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    You may call or come to the school and speak with our Think Together Coordinator.

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  • How do I enroll my child?

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    Please visit the front desk to pick up an enrollment packet. They will give you more specific information at that point.

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  • I would like to speak to the teacher, but they do not speak Spanish; what can I do?

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    Make a request at the front desk to make an appointment with the teacher and notify them that a translator is needed. The teacher will be notified and arrange for a translator.

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  • Can spaghetti strap tops or muscle shirts be worn to school?

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    District dress code states that clothing shall be sufficient enough to conceal undergarments at all times; therefore spaghetti straps would not meet district policy if undergarments are showing.

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  • Can I volunteer in my child’s classroom?

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    Yes, but you must submit a volunteer packet that includes a Fingerprint Clearance, Tuberculosis Clearance, and approval by our Governing Board. This must be completed and approved PRIOR to volunteering on campus. Once approved, arrangements need to be made with the teacher as to days and times. You are also encouraged to volunteer in our Helping Hands program where parents can volunteer to complete projects for teachers on certain days of the week. You can also get more information at our school office.

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