Policies and Procedures

Daily attendance is the initial step in achieving academic success. Regular and punctual attendance is expected of each student enrolled in the district. Parents are expected to notify the school if their child is absent. The attendance hotline can be called 24 hours a day, (314) 467-5510. Parents should sign their child in at the office when they arrive at school late. Your school day will be 8:50 a.m.- 3:35 p.m. No child should be dropped off before 8:40 a.m.

If it is not possible for you to schedule your child’s doctor/dental appointments around school hours, you MUST come to the office to sign out your child. Teachers will not release your child from the classroom.

Once a week low balance letters will be sent home so you can monitor the balance of your child’s lunch account. If there is a + by the amount, that is what they have at this time. If there is a – by the amount, that means they are in the negative and need money put into their account. Any amount $5.00 and under will be printed and sent home weekly. If you do not want a weekly letter, please send a note requesting that we do not send a notice and make sure to include your child’s name and teacher on the note. If there is a zero balance, a cheese sandwich and white milk will be provided for lunch and toast and white milk will be given at breakfast. A full lunch is a main entrée, and two or three sides. Milk is counted as one of the sides. Snacks can only be purchased using a lunch account. No cash transactions will be taken at the register. Students may only go through the line once. If a child is purchasing a lunch and would like a snack, they must purchase the snack at the same time. When sending prepayment, please write the child’s first and last name on the check or envelope so that the deposit gets put into the correct account. If you have any questions, please call Kathy Haley, Cafeteria Manager, at 467-5550.

Care of Textbooks, Library Books, Etc.
Students are responsible for all textbooks and library books issued to them during the school year. All lost or damaged books must be paid for promptly. If a lost book is found, money paid will be refunded. 

Fire/Life Safety Drills
Fire/Life Safety drills are necessary for the safety of the student, staff, and faculty. Everyone should know the specific directions for reaching a point of safety from those areas of the school building in which he or she may be. Specific information on such drills is posted in each room.

Your child’s teacher will be sending home a Health Information Form for you to complete. Having this information returned promptly and correctly is of UTMOST importance. A record of this information is kept in the school health room in case you need to be contacted. Please make sure all telephone numbers and addresses are accurate and clearly written. Remember to put the name and telephone number of persons who can be contacted in case you cannot be reached. Please notify the school if you change address or telephone numbers during the year. It is very important that our records are kept up-to-date.

Only medication which has been prescribed by a physician will be administered at school. Medication must be brought to school in a container appropriately and currently labeled by the pharmacy or physician, with instructions for giving the medication. A NOTE FROM THE PARENTS MUST ACCOMPANY THE MEDICATION.

Public School Choice
Under the Federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), this option is available to all parents whose child attends a Title I school in School Improvement the first year and every year the building is in School Improvement status.

Click here for more information on Public School Choice and Supplemental Educational Services (SES).

Click here for the Public School Choice Request Form.

The Mehlville School District strictly prohibits discrimination and harassment against employees, students or others on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or sex including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity and other characteristics protected by law. The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: contact Adam Smith at 314-467-5006 or [email protected].