School begins at 7:50 am and ends at 2:35 pm. If you make a change in the way you usually have your child come home from school, we must have a note from you. This is for your child’s safety.
Attendance and Tardiness
Florida State Law requires all students to be in regular attendance. The importance of regular attendance cannot be over emphasized. A child should be in school every day he/she is physically able. Vacations, trips, routine doctor and dentist appointments, should be planned so that students do not miss school. Promptness to class is necessary for the student to take full advantage of available educational opportunities.
All students should be on campus in time to be in class at 7:50 am. Instruction, organization and preparation for the day begin immediately.
Checking Students Out of School
If you must check your student out during the school day you must come to
the main office first to sign your child out. Be prepared to provide
Students will be released ONLY to those adults listed on the emergency card!
Change of Address & Emergency Information
It is imperative that your child’s emergency information card is kept up-to-date. Let the office know of any address or phone number changes.
The cafeteria serves breakfast and lunch daily. Each child has a cafeteria account. Money should be deposited, in advance, in your child’s meal account.
The use of our agenda/planner is to promote home and school communication, as well as to assist your child in learning organizational skills. Please plan to look at your child’s agenda daily and sign it. This will be an informational tool enabling you to stay aware of what’s happening in your child’s class.
Our school provides a first aid clinic that is operated by a clinic aide and our office staff. Please keep in mind that we do not have a full time nurse at school. Parents will be contacted by phone when it is necessary for a child to go home.
Medications should be taken at school only when necessary to control chronic conditions as acute illness, where failure to take it could jeopardize the student’s health. When sending medicine to school all prescription medications must be in the original container from the pharmacy.
Dundee Elementary students will follow the Polk County Uniform Dress Code Policy. Pants, shorts, skirts, skorts, or jumpers should be of denim, twill, or corduroy fabric, in khaki, black or navy blue. These may be worn with a white, red, hunter green or navy polo shirt.
Students may choose to wear the school t-shirt any day.
If pants, shorts or skirts have belt loops, a belt must be worn. Elastic waist shorts, pants and skirts without belt loops are acceptable. Shoes must be safe, appropriate and have enclosed heels or a heel strap. Flip flops, slides and sandals without heel straps may not be worn.
For detailed information on the dress code, please refer to the Polk County School Code of Conduct. School administrators will determine if clothing is appropriate for school and complies with district rules.
All parents and visitors must sign in at the main office when coming on the school campus at any time. All visitors are to wear a visitor’s tag while on campus.