Parent Letter – 9/1/20
Dear Parents and Guardians:
These last couple of weeks have been a great opening to the new school year. We would like to give you information to make your family’s experience at East Academy the best learning experience possible.
We still are having a lot of tardy students in the morning and early pick-ups.
BREAKFAST: We serve breakfast from 7:30-8:00 a.m. daily.
INSTRUCTION: Teaching begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. Students are marked tardy after 8:05 a.m.
DISMISSAL: We start dismissal at 3:25 for students who walk and take the bus. Dismissal for others is at 3:30 pm.
Hybrid: Tuesdays- Scholars will bring home breakfast and lunch for Wednesday.
Thursdays- Scholars will bring food home for meals for Fridays and Mondays.
Virtual: Orders must be placed by Friday mornings by 9:00 a.m. to be picked up in your child’s building on Mondays between 1:15-2:00 pm. * If you have given your order to be renewed weekly, you do not need to call in your order. If you want to be on a weekly renewal, please let Ms. Monique know for future weeks.
DRESS CODE: The Dress Code is part of the Student Handbook. Wearing the Dress Code is NOT an OPTION. There are certain exceptions that will be approved by Dr. Sherman, Principal and Superintendent.
The student dress code is as follows:
Girls • Any solid colored polo shirt (long or short sleeve); undergarments must also be solid colored (e.g., t-shirts); • Black, navy, or khaki skirts, skorts, jumpers, or slacks. NO COLORED DENIM may be worn. Skirts, skorts, and jumpers must be knee length. No floor length dresses, jeans, sweatpants, overalls, leggings or jeggings. Uniform shorts may be worn during the months of April through September only; Uniform shorts are black, navy, or khaki and must be knee length. Dress shoes or plain black or white tennis shoes may be worn.
Boys • Any solid colored polo shirt (long or short sleeve); undergarments must also be solid colored (e.g., t-shirts); • Black, navy, or khaki slacks. NO COLORED DENIM may be worn. No jeans or sweatpants. Uniform shorts may be worn during the months of April through September only; • Black or brown belts must be worn around the waist (no “sagging”); • Dress shoes or plain white or black tennis shoes may be worn.
Hair-The expectation for all scholars is that you come groomed ready for school; head raps, scarfs, or “do-rags” are not acceptable for school. When scholars leave for the day, they are free to wear them but not at school. We are preparing scholars for the next phase of life.
LANGUAGE-There is the expectation that both staff and scholars will speak to each other in a respectful manner. As part of the learning process we connect with scholars where they are but we are trying to move towards ‘academic language’ when in the classroom or school environment. Language and communication will look different depending on the audience or to whom the conversation is with. It is the academic language that will help students increase their language fluency and will help them perform better academically.
If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to call us at (216) 383-1214.
Dr. Sheila L. Sherman