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Sandy Creek Central School District

Sandy Creek Central School District

Elementary School

December 2023
Happy Holidays!

I hope this message finds you and your family healthy and well as we approach our holiday break. I want to take this opportunity to say thank you for your continued support of Sandy Creek Elementary. It takes a whole community to raise our children and that is exactly what happens here in the Sandy Creek School District. We greatly appreciate your efforts at home, whether it be reading a book, helping with math, discussing current events or just asking what they learned in school each day. Your time spent with them contributes to and supports the learning process. Please review the updates and other information below.

Elementary Drop Off Procedures
Student drop off in the morning remains the same as it has always been. There will be a staff member at the door every morning at 7:45 to greet your child(ren) when you pull up to the curb and drop them off.

Front door entrance
Please use the silver button located on the brick wall to the right as you walk up and that will call into the office. They will be able to speak to you back and forth and let you into the foyer between the two sets of doors. Once inside, please go to the office window on your left and have your ID ready for them to scan.

Breakfast is served daily from 7:45 am until 8:30 am. Students have the choice of a hot breakfast or cereal each day in the cafeteria. If your child is late to school, arriving after 8:30 am, we will make sure to offer cereal in the office before he/she goes to class.

Bus notes & phone calls about dismissal
Our office staff works hard each and every day to ensure that each student is dismissed to where he/she is supposed to be going each day. To help us keep your children safe, please use the PikMyKid app to make changes to their dismissal or call Amanda or Jessie in the elementary office by 10:00am.
We also understand that emergencies happen and sometimes you may need to pick up your child unexpectedly. Please call the office at 315-387-3445 ext 1110 to give us notice so that we can make sure your child(ren) is ready to be picked up when you arrive at school.

Elementary Parent Pick-Up and Dismissal Procedures
We continue to use the PikMyKid app to safely dismiss our students each day. If you do not have the PikMyKid app yet, we strongly encourage you to download it today. The app will allow you to make changes to your child’s dismissal plan by accessing their monthly dismissal calendar.

For parent pick-up at dismissal, you will drive into the elementary parking lot to the right and use the PikMyKid app to announce that you are in line. Please proceed to one of the two car lines that lead around to the doors where our staff will help guide students safely to the cars.

Additionally, please be aware that parents cannot take their child from a bus in the loop, bus drivers are not allowed to release a student unless the office contacts them. If you are in the car line but your child(ren) went to the bus, we will use our radios to call for them and get them to you at parent pick-up. These procedures help to keep all students safe and we appreciate your support and patience.

After School Program
If you are picking up your child from an afterschool activity, please drive into the elementary parking lot where our staff will dismiss your child to you as you pull up. We ask that you do not park in the bus loop so that our buses can safely pull up for our students at 4:30.

2 Hour Delays
On 2 hour delays, there is NO breakfast. Lunch begins around 10:40 as it would following a normal schedule.

Outdoor Recess
Winter weather is here and it is starting to get colder! Please be sure that your child has a hat, gloves, winter coat, snow pants and boots each day. Classes go outside for recess as long as it is above 20 degrees F. Students are not allowed to play in the snow if they do not have the proper winter gear.

Our holiday break begins on Friday, December 22nd and we will resume school on Tuesday, January 2, 2024. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Mr. Filiatrault

Timothy I Filiatrault
Sandy Creek Elementary Principal
(315)-387-3445 ext 1110

Contact Information
Timothy Filiatrault

Timothy Filiatrault

Elementary Principal
(315)-387-3445 ext. 1110

James Hunt

Assistant Principal/Athletic Director
(315)-387-3445 ext. 1110

Documents & Resources
Document Title
Elementary School Supplies 2023-2024
Pikmykid Parent Guide