Here are topics covering some of the most common questions from families at Langford:
Hours and Dismissal
The first day of the school year is Tuesday, September 8th. The school day begins promptly at 7:40am and ends at 3:10pm. Students who ride the bus to school or arrive at school between 7:15am and 7:30am must go to the cafeteria until the bell rings at 7:30am. Children are considered tardy if they are not inside of their classrooms at 7:40am.
Please also note that all children must be picked up no later than 3:20pm, as we do not have staff available to supervise children after school. If you have not picked up your child by 3:20 pm, your child will wait for you in the front office. Please be prepared to sign out your child and show your ID to the supervising staff. If you come inside the building to see a teacher near dismissal time, please do not park in a drop off/pick up zone, as you will block buses and carpool traffic. Your cooperation in this regard is greatly appreciated.
Elementary school children need the security of knowing exactly what to do when the school day is over and should be reminded regularly as to how they will go home. If your child’s afternoon plans change, please contact your child’s teacher directly at the number listed in our campus directory. Keep in mind that teachers may not be able to check phone messages, if you call near the end of the day. Be sure your child knows to ask any teacher or to go to the office in case he or she misses a bus or carpool ride or needs help in any way.
Please make an effort to get your child to school on time each day. The tardy bell rings at 7:40 a.m., though students are encouraged to arrive earlier to ensure being on time. If your child arrives to school after 7:40 a.m., he or she should be signed in at the office. Tardiness has an impact on every child in the classroom. When instruction is delayed or interrupted, learning time is lost. In addition, being on time is an important life skill that we hope to teach every Langford student. Being on time demonstrates knowledge of our school guideline to "be respectful.” If your child has an excused absence, please send a note to the school office with your child's first and last name, as well as their teacher's name at the top.
A child’s birthday is a very special time, and our teachers will recognize a child’s birthday in an appropriate way. Birthday parties are not held during the school day. However, you may make arrangements with the teacher to bring a snack to be passed out to students at the end of the school day.
If you wish to distribute birthday invitations at school, all children in your child’s homeroom must receive an invitation.
At Langford, we support and promote healthy food choices. We strongly recommend that parents bring either non-food items for their child’s class birthday treat (stickers, books, special pencils, etc.) or healthy food offerings (fruits and vegetables) over the traditional cupcakes, cookies and other type items. See your child’s homeroom teacher for recommendations and remember that birthday treats/party favors of any kind will not be distributed until end of day.
Let’s support healthy food habits now for lifelong healthy habits later!
Lost and Found
We have lost and found racks outside of the gym where all lost things are placed. These items are taken to Goodwill every six months. Things that are clearly labeled with a first and last name usually make it back to their owner. A good rule of thumb is if it can be removed from your child’s body, put his/her name on it!
Student pictures are taken in the fall and spring.
FALL PICTURES: Friday, October 8th
The photo taken in the fall is a headshot for the yearbook. Fall photos are only ordered if they are paid for before they are taken.
SPRING PICTURES: Wednesday, March 9th
The spring photo is more casual, full body shot. Spring photos are sent home and parents can decide if they want to order and pay for them then.
CLASS PHOTOS: Wednesday, January 26th
This will be a full homeroom class photo with the teacher. Bring order form to school on the day of pictures.