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Policies & Procedures

Absences

If your student will be absent from school, please report the absence, tardy, or early sign-out by emailing excusedresnotes@flaglerschools.com, or complete the Student Absence Form within five days of returning to school. Please include the child's name, homeroom teacher, date of absence/tardiness/early sign out along with the reason, and when possible, attach a doctor's note.
 
Parents may write up to five parent notes per term (a term is two nine weeks; therefore, school year is made up of two terms) with a total of 10 per year, until 15 days of total absence is attained. Students who are excessively absent or leave school early may be referred to our Guidance Department for intervention assistance. Students who continue to be excessively absent will be monitored by the district office and may be referred for additional services, or to the State Attorney’s Office per the Flagler County Schools’ Student Code of Conduct.

Car Riders

Students are picked up from Car Riders following the traffic pattern to the back of the school adjacent to our cafeteria from 3:40 pm–3:55 pm. Families may pick up a car rider number at the front office. You must display this number when utilizing our car rider system. Cars without a school assigned number displayed at time of pick up will be directed to park and sign out their student at our front desk. This is designed to help ensure the safety of your student.

To keep the flow of traffic moving, stay in your car, pull all the way up, and do not vary from our pick-up procedures. The students count on you to set a good example and follow traffic directions and speed limits. Please drive safely on school grounds.

Dismissal

Student dismissal is a very busy time in the school's front office. In order to ensure a smooth transition during dismissal each day, we ask that you:

  • Notify the office in writing if there is any change in how your student will be getting home from school. Without written notification, your student will be sent home the way they normally go home.
  • Notify the school when there is a need to check your student out early for a doctor’s appointment or emergency. All changes to travel method home must be made prior to 1:30 pm. We need ample time to notify teachers and staff.
  • Always have your ID available and ready to check your student out of school.
  • To ensure the safety of our students, the school's front office will be closed for student pick up between 3:15 pm–3:55 pm each day, except in the case of emergencies or doctor’s appointments.

Early Dismissal

Students should not be released early unless it is an emergency. If your student needs to leave school early, a guardian or designated person over the age of 18 must come to the front office and sign them out. This person must be listed on the Student Information Form submitted at the beginning of the year. 

  • Identification must be shown before the student will be released.
  • The school receptionist will contact your student's teacher and have the student sent to the office for dismissal.
  • Students will not be called to go to the front desk until the guardian (or designee) has arrived at school.
  • Please plan for it to take at least 20 minutes for your student to be sent to the office.

Extended Day

Flagler Technical College (FTC) provides on-campus services before school and after school. For more information visit the Extended Day page.

Safety Drills

Throughout the course of the year, Rymfire Elementary School will conduct fire, tornado, and color-coded safety drills, to ensure that our students know how to respond and be safe in the event of a real emergency. Parents are notified when students partake in Code Red drills, so that families have an opportunity to continue the conversation at home. If we have to have a Code Red that is not a practice, families will be notified via a Robo call and via the district website.

School Start Time

Student instructional time begins at 9:10 am. School doors do not open until 8:50 am each school day. For the safety of your student, please make sure that your they do not arrive at school before 8:45 am unless they are participating in a school-sponsored activity. If your student needs to be dropped off at school prior to 8:40 am, please contact the RES Extended Day Site Manager at extension 5227.

 

Tardiness

Students arriving at school late (after 9:10 am) must report to the front desk for a “late pass” to give to their teacher. Students who are excessively tardy or leave school early may be referred to our guidance department for intervention assistance.

Walkers

Walkers must follow the designated route to and from school during specific times. Families should not enter the building with walkers in the morning, nor should they enter the building to pick them up in the afternoon. Walkers will be dismissed from the building at 3:40 pm.
 

While Walkers is always an option, the preferred, safest and most efficient forms of transportation for your child are Car Riders or Buses.

Please review the Family and Student Handbook for important information and policies for this school year.

Family and Student Handbook