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Payne Elementary

Payne Elementary

Principal's Newsletter

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Payne Elementary- Matt Evans, Principal


Payne Elementary has had a wonderful first nine weeks! The students and staff have been doing an amazing job so far!
Our annual Halloween Parade is tentatively scheduled for October 26 th at 1:45 PM. We expect this year’s parade to be spectacular, and the staff and students are already beginning to get excited!

Online Free and Reduced Applications for Wayne Trace Local Schools  Even though school breakfast is free again this year, it is very important that everyone fill out the lunch application form online to be eligible for fee waivers. The district also receives additional funding as a result of the form being filled out.To apply, simply go to lunchapplication.com and click “Apply Now” or visit www.waynetrace.org and click on the link provided.


PTO
Payne has recently started the PTO program back up! The first meeting was held on October 10 th and we had an awesome turnout! We are always looking for more people to come to the meetings! Be on the lookout for the next meeting! It will
take place in December! 


Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent teacher conferences are right around the corner! They take place the evening of October 26 th and on October 27 th . We look forward to seeing everyone here to hear how their student is doing! If you have any issues signing up you can
contact the teacher!


Updates
You can follow along with Payne Elementary by following our Facebook Page:
Wayne Trace Payne Elementary or Instagram: wt_payne_elementary

Calendar events:
December 16th - Christmas Program 10am and 2pm
December 21st - End of Second Nine Weeks
December 22nd -January 2nd- No School Christmas Break


EZ Pay

Lunch
We apologize for the inconvenience, but at this time EZ Pay is not functioning properly. We have been working directly with their team to fix any and all issues. Please be patient with us as we try to navigate this situation. Payments can still be made through EZ Pay, but to view correct balances and transactions, please visit family.titank12.com. Please note that payments cannot be made through the TITAN Family Portal. 

If you have not done so already, please complete a Free & Reduced Meal application for the 2022-2023. The application can be submitted using the link to the TITAN Family Portal above. If an application is not completed, your student will be charged for their meals.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Marissa Coil.

ProgressBook Parent/Student Mobile App

The ProgressBook Parent/Student mobile app is now available. The instructional sheet provides instructions about downloading and logging into the app.

ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL GUIDELINES

Arrival Procedures
Notes: The carline is a NO CELL PHONE zone. For the safety of our students, safety patrol, teachers, administrators, and other drivers, please do not be talking or texting on your cell phone while you are in the carline.
1. Beginning at 8:30 (10:30 on 2-hour delays), families will drop off their student(s) in the red car line outside of the cafeteria door. Students will exit their vehicle on the passenger side and enter the cafeteria door on their own.  In order to keep the car line moving, students should have their backpack, lunch, or other materials ready to go so they can exit the vehicle immediately. Vehicles should enter the parking lot at the north end of the pavement behind the bus parking area in the blue car lines.
2. Cars should exit the parking lot, while remaining in the red lines, AFTER the car in front of them begins driving away. For safety reasons, do not go around another vehicle in the red lines.
-The crossing guard for Townline Street will be located at the intersection of Townline and School  Drive Street. Those students will enter through the building using the cafeteria door.
-The crossing guard for Oak Street will be located at the intersection of Oak Street and School Drive Street. Those students will enter the building using the cafeteria door.
-Front of the school entry is limited to those times when special projects or pre-packaged treats are dropped off.

Dismissal Procedures
The office must be notified of all changes to typical transportation plans prior to 2:00 PM on the day of the change.
*Families may register their students for a pick up number in the office. Additional car tags are available upon request.
Notes: The carline is a NO CELL PHONE zone. For the safety of our students, safety patrol, teachers, administrators, and other drivers, please do not be talking or texting on your cell phone while you are moving in the carline.
1. All picked up or walking students in Preschool-6th grade will go directly to the cafeteria using the East Stairwell and will be officially dismissed from the cafeteria. Teachers will walk their entire group down to the cafeteria. All classes will be in the cafeteria no later than 3:30 PM. The cafeteria is a “Silent Zone”. All staff remains in the cafeteria until all students have been loaded in vehicles.
2. All bussed students in Preschool-6 th grade will go directly to the gym lobby using the West Stairwell. Teachers will walk their entire group down to the gym. All classes will be in the gym lobby no later than 3:30 PM. All staff remains outside in the bus loading area until all busses leave the parking lot.
3. Students who are attending an after school activity, must remain in the gym with their adult activity supervisor or coach until all students have been dismissed from the cafeteria.
4. Students are not allowed to wait in front of the school building in order to be picked up.
5. Walkers and bikers will be escorted across streets by a staff member prior to vehicles loading.
6. Vehicles should enter the parking lot at the north end of the pavement behind the bus parking area. Cars will form two lines inside of the blue painted markings.
7. Numbers will be called for the red car line in outside of the cafeteria doors beginning at 3:30 PM.
8. Staff will direct cars to enter the red loading zone area after students riding bikes or walking home have been dismissed.
9. All vehicles in the loading zone are required to turn off their engines.
10. Students must enter the passenger side of the vehicle if possible. The vehicle driver is responsible to secure students in their car seat.
11. Vehicles may not turn on their engine until staff blows a whistle indicating that all students are in a vehicle. Staff will direct the vehicles to leave the loading zone.
12. Cars may exit the parking lot when the car in front of them begins driving away.

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