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Alice Byrne
Elementary School

Frequently Asked Questions

Can my child ride rollerblades, skateboards, or scooters to school?

Yes, all students in any grade may ride to school using rollerblades, skateboards, or scooters. However, we will not allow them to ride these things on school grounds. Please be sure your child knows he/she must carry his/her skateboard or scooter, and take off his/her rollerblades before entering the school building.

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My child needs to take medication daily. How will you make sure he/she will receive it?

Please label all medications and leave them in the school health office. Only our school nurse will hand out the medicine to students. Prescription medicines must be prescribed by a doctor and have documentation telling how much and how often your child must take the medicine. Please be sure to contact the health office ahead of time if you want your child taking over-the-counter medicines too.

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When do grades come out?

We divide the school year into four grading periods and send out grades on the Thursday after the end of each period.

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What are the school hours?

School begins at 8:40 a.m., with the tardy bell at 8:45 a.m. Please be in your seats before the tardy bell! School ends at 3:40 p.m. every day except for Monday. On that day, we release students early at 2:10 p.m. Parents, please don't bring your children to school any earlier than 8:00 a.m.; we do not have supervision before then.

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What should I do if my student is absent?

When at all possible, please notify us when your child is absent. A phone call is just fine. Students who are absent need to return with a note explaining the reason for being gone. An absence note is a must! Otherwise, we will have to record the absence as "unexcused."

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If I need to take my child out of school early, what steps should I follow?

Please check in with the front office to let us know you want to take your child out of school early. Once you arrive in our office, we will notify the classroom teacher and have him or her send your student to the office. We will not dismiss students to walk alone either to go home or to appointments. You must be present to check out your child.

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What meals does the cafeteria serve and what does it cost?

Elementary Pricing School: Alice Byrne, Palmcroft, Rolle, Otondo, Desert Mesa, and Sunrise

We know that breakfast is the most important part of the day. That is why at Yuma School District One, we offer breakfast at no cost. We serve breakfast from 8:10 a.m. to 8:40 a.m. Please join us. If a parent or child would like to join a student and purchase breakfast, the cost is $2.00. Lunch is available to all students for $1.50 every day. If a parent or guest would like to join a student for lunch, the cost for the adult meal is $3.00.

You may fill out a free and reduced lunch application at any time during the school year if you think your child may qualify. If you would like to manage your meal account online or make an online payment, you may go to the district Child Nutrition page. See the cafeteria manager for more details. We look forward to serving you. 

If your child brings a sack lunch from home, he/she may still purchase a juice or milk for 25 cents to go with the meal. Due to USDA guidelines, milk or juice is 25 cents, regardless of whether or not the student qualifies for free and reduced priced meals.

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What if my student forgets to bring lunch money?

We do not want any of our students to go hungry if they accidentally forget to bring lunch money. Students can charge their lunches up to three times. After the third time, students can't charge lunches, but we will give them a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and milk until you pay the charges.

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What is Alice Byrne Elementary's dress code?

We ask that students come to school dressed ready to learn. Please wear clean and modest clothing. Wear your pants or shorts at the waist line. Shirts should be long enough that they can be tucked in if necessary. Caps are allowed on campus but not in the classroom, and knitted caps may be worn only when the weather is cold enough.

Please do not wear the following:

  • baggy or sagging pants/shorts
  • belts that hang below your shirt
  • short mini skirts
  • revealing clothing
  • see-through blouses
  • halter tops or tube tops
  • mesh skirts
  • low cut muscle shirts
  • low cut basketball jerseys
  • chains
  • bandanas
  • clothing that portrays alcohol, drugs, sex, or vulgar language
  • anything that advertises professional wrestling
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What personal items should my student not bring to school?

Please do not bring the following items to school: radios, tape recorders, electronics of any kind, expensive jewelry, large sums of money, or toys.

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What if my student loses a belonging?

We try our best to return lost items to students, but we need your help. When possible, please label your children's coats, sweaters, lunch pails, and anything else you would want returned to you in case it gets lost.

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Can my child ride a bike to school?

We allow students in grades 3–5 to ride bikes to school. City law requires your student to wear a helmet for safety. We also have bike racks available for parking the bikes, and we require students to lock their bikes. Alice Byrne Elementary is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged bikes.

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Does my child have access to the Internet at school?

Yes. All classrooms are equipped with Internet access, and we take precautions to make sure students use it appropriately. We ask all parents and students to sign a permission slip, verifying that a student is willing to follow the guidelines of good conduct when using the Internet in the classroom.

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