- Charles Lee Elementary
- School Policies
Please read these policies carefully and discuss the student expectations with your child. We look forward to a fun and productive year!!
Lee School's academic program focuses on providing for the special needs of students. In addition to classroom instruction, we provide additional tutoring/instruction to students through the following:
- School Improvement
- Computer Lab/Multi-Media Center
- ESL Program
- GATE - Gifted And Talented Education
- Religious Release
- Special Education - RSP/SDC
- Student Support Services
- Instrumental music for grades 4 & 5
- SEARCH Tutorial Program
Punctuality, especially as it relates to school attendance, is a responsibility of the student and a critical factor in the instructional program of a school. When arriving late to school the student is to go directly to the office. He/She will be given a pass for admittance to class.
A.C.T. Program: Abolishing Chronic Truancy
Lee Elementary School is part of the A.C.T. program which is run by the Los Angeles County District Attorneys office. The purpose of the program is to ensure that all of our students have good attendance. The attendance of students is monitored on a frequent basis. Parents of students who have excessive absences (excused or unexcused) or tardies will be referred to the program.
The Lee School staff is committed to providing an educational program that will benefit all students. In order to provide such a program, consistent student attendance is essential.
In order to meet state absence requirements, it is necessary that each absence be explained by contact from a parent. A student who is absent must bring a note from a parent explaining the specific reason for his absence on the first day back at school. This note should be given to the teacher who will forward it to the office. I parents prefer, a phone call to the school office on the day of the absence or before they return, will satisfy this requirement. Cal 815-5269.
Absences are excused for illness, medical appointments or bereavement (death in the family). In case of extended illness (three days or more), school assignments may be requested by a parent through the main office and picked up the next day.
Students with perfect attendance may be awarded monthly, quarterly and yearly with special recognition at the end of the year. Perfect attendance is defined as NO absences and NO tardies.
Student Dress Code
We offer a voluntary uniform which is described in the uniform brochure. Students' appearance reflects Lee as an educational institution, the daily uniform will be appropriate to a good learning atmosphere.
If a uniform is not worn the administration expects that the clothing a student wears falls within the AUSD Dress Code Policy:
A. All clothing must be suitable for school; neat, clean, size appropriate, not frayed, and in good repair.
B. Clothing and jewelry shall be free of writing, pictures or any other insignia which:
(1) are crude, violent, vulgar, profane, prejudicial, or sexually
(2) advocate the use of drugs or alcohol
(3) by the manner of being worn, indicate an affiliation with a group or
gang which may provoke violence or cause others to be intimidated
C. Belt buckles with lettering shall not be allowed, and length of belt shall be appropriate for waist size.
D. Hats, caps, bandannas, or hairnets shall not be worn. Exception: hats are allowed 1) for health-related reasons when accompanied by a doctor's note, 2) at extracurricular outdoor activities grades 9?12 held after the regular school day, except those by the manner of being worn, Indicate an affiliation with a group or gang which may provoke violence or cause others to be intimidated.
E. Clothes shall be sufficient to conceal undergarments at all times. See-through or fish-bet fabrics, halter tops, off-the-shoulder or low-cut top, tank tops, bare midriff, and skirts or shorts shorter than mid-thigh are prohibited.
F. Shoes must be worn at all times. Thongs, thong-like sandals, and steel-toed shoes are not acceptable.
G. School sites may implement a voluntary uniform dress policy provided there is demonstrated parental support.
The superintendent is authorized to establish the necessary procedures to implement the purpose of this policy.
A menu is sent home monthly with students. The cost of lunch is $1.50. Students who wish to only purchase milk may do so for $.30. Please remember to fill out a new lunch application if you think your child would qualify for free or reduced lunch. The cost of reduced lunch is $.25.The cost for breakfast is $1.00. If your child receives free or reduced lunch, this would also apply to breakfast. Applications may be picked up in the office.
Lee students and staff work toward a high standard of academic achievement. Student needs are met through a coordinated curriculum that emphasizes basic skills. By using the New California Standards and curriculum guidelines, all students strive to maximize growth in areas of self-esteem, math, reading, writing, oral language, health, science, social science, fine arts, and physical education.Students have a clear understanding of their expectations both academically and behaviorally, and these are reinforced by the staff on a regular basis. Parents are a vital part of the development of student home-study habits and frequent home/school communication. Parents are encouraged to contact teachers if they have any questions.