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Tuesday, November 1st will be a Non-Student Day

Picture Retakes

Retake pictures will be taken on Wednesday, November 9th.  If you are unhappy with the picture that your child brought home, please bring the packet of pictures back to school and give them back to Lifetouch when the child takes a new picture. Please keep the class picture at home.  If your child was absent on picture day, they will need to have their picture taken.

Election Day

On Tuesday, November 8th Monte Verde’s Library will be used as a polling location. This is a change in location on our campus. In order to keep the students away from all anticipated voter traffic, the back parking lot will be open to voters only. The students will walk through the school from the cafeteria and will not mingle with the visitors. Thank you for your cooperation.

School News

First Day of School:

Wednesday, August 17, 2016


School Hours:


Grades 1-5         8:30- 2:45

Kindergarten      8:30-12:30 for dates 8/17/16- 8/26/16;   8:30-1:30 for dates 08/29/16-06/01/17

Minimum days   8:30-1:01


Collaboration Wednesdays:

Beginning Wednesday, September 7th, every Wednesday dismissal will be at 1:45. The three exceptions will be September 28, March 8  and May 31 , which are scheduled as 1:01 dismissal. This Collaboration time will allow the teachers to meet together to plan lessons implementing the Common Core State Standards.


Staff Development Day:

November 1st will be a non-student day.



Attendance is a key part of student academic success. When your child is not at school they are missing important information that may not be made up with a written assignment. 

If your child is sick, please keep them at home and notify the office. To report your child’s absence call 877-8838, please state the child’s name, teacher’s name, and the reason for absence. Please send a note to the office on the first day that the student returns to school. If we do not hear from the family, the student will be marked unexcused. Unexcused absences are counted towards truancy. Renewals of transfers are dependent on attendance and the number of tardies.

We recommend that appointments are scheduled during non-school hours. However, if you need to pick up your child during school hours, please come to the office and sign your child out. If the office staff is not familiar with the person coming to the office, the person will need to show identification.



We prefer that vacations/ travel plans are not scheduled during school hours. However; if vacations are taken during scheduled school days, parents should write a letter and receive the principal’s approval before the vacation, so that the absence is considered “other.” If approval is not received in advance the absence will be marked as “unexcused.” Three unexcused absences are considered truant.


School Rules:

The students of the school are expected to follow the four school rules:

Be kind

Be Safe

Respect others and their property

Do your best at all times



Only parents that have been cleared by our District Office will be allowed to volunteer. For the safety of all our children and per district policy, regular volunteers and field trip drivers are asked to complete a School Volunteer Application district form, sign a Code of Conduct, submit a copy of their current driver’s license, submit the TB form, and be fingerprinted. MV parents will be approved as Level 4 volunteers, so that they may drive on field trips. Please begin the process by completing an application packet, sending a copy of your driver’s license and TB form to our MV office. The principal will then send you to have your fingerprints done locally. 


Parent Visitation:

Please make arrangements with the teacher in advance of your visit or when volunteering in the classroom. In order to keep the students of Monte Verde safe, we ask that all volunteers sign in at the office and obtain a visitor’s pass. If you need to deliver something to your child during the day, please bring it to the office and we will deliver it to the classroom.


Parking and Drop Off:

The parking lots are closed to traffic. The limited parking spaces in the lots are for staff members. The Red Zone is a no parking zone. Due to the design of the lot on Shannon, parents should not pull into the entrance to drop off students. The white zones are to be used for dropping off and picking up students. If you want to accompany your child to and from campus, we ask that you park on St. Cloud, Shannon and the intersecting streets. Students should use the gate on Shannon and avoid the driveway when coming in or out of school. Adults coming on campus to meet their children at the classroom should not arrive more than five minutes before dismissal. Parents are asked to share this information with the adult who comes to pick up your child.



If your child has medical concerns or allergies, please make sure that the office has the medication and Hold Harmless forms completed by both the parent and the physician. Medication and forms must be submitted together. Medication must be in the original prescription container, and should be in the office by the first day of school.


Subsidized Meal Program:

Please complete your applications for the Federally Funded Free/Reduced lunch program. The forms will be sent to your address. You may also apply online. The online application is easily accessible by going to the district website (www.ssfusd.org), clicking on the green icon “online meal application” and following the prompts. Students who participated in the program last year must reapply. Parents are responsible for charges incurred before students are accepted into the program.


The prices will remain the same as last year: $2.50 per hot lunch, reduced lunch price $.40 and milk sold separately for $.55.  Lunches may be paid in advance. Each child has an account and parents may access the balance, more details will be sent home with the website and student identification number.


Hip Pocket:

Parent information is sent home on Tuesdays.


Emergency Card:

Please complete an emergency card for your child ASAP. We rely on this card to notify you when there is a problem at school. Please include numbers of people you trust to pick up your child. Students will not be released to persons not listed on the card. For the safety of our students, identification will be checked.


Dress Code:

Clothing should be comfortable for physical activity with appropriate coverage of body parts. Shoes should be closed toe, and also appropriate for running and playing. Clothing and jewelry should not be distracting. Large jewelry should not be worn, especially earrings due to safety concerns.

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