EARLY RELEASE & LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
Students will be released from school on Wednesday, May 20th and Thursday, May 21st at 12:00p.m. There will be no lunch at the school on those days. The last day for students is Thursday, May 21st. I hope everyone enjoys their summer!!
STANDARD OF DRESS CHANGE
In April, a survey went home to each family to determine if Pinello should eliminate the Standard of Dress Policy. From those returned, the majority marked they would like to eliminate the Standard of Dress Policy. Beginning the 2015-2016 school year, we will no longer be a Standard of Dress School.
We will be following the District Dress Code guidelines next year. Below is a brief overview of the District Dress Code. For more indepth information go to wsd3.org, Board of Education, Board Policies, Section J – Students, JICA – Student Dress.
Attire, styles, and modes of appearance for Pinello Elementary students are those which are not detrimental to the learning environment in the school and the safety and general welfare of all students and faculty. The school policy is as follows:
“Student dress and grooming shall conform to responsible standards of neatness, cleanliness, and modesty.”
Pinello will take a conservative position regarding student dress. All clothing shall be worn in the manner in which it is designed to be worn. Additionally, no headwear will be worn in the school building. Any attire that is disrespectful, sexually suggestive, advertises a pro-drug/alcohol message, or suggests any gang promotion or involvement is inappropriate and will not be allowed on school grounds. If you question whether or not your child’s appearance or dress is acceptable, it is probably not in harmony with the intent of the rules. Willful disregard for school rules will result in disciplinary action.
Examples of inappropriate clothing:
If you have any questions about this, please contact the school at 391-3395.
Annette ButalaPinello Elementary, Principal
Please remember to clip and collect Box Tops. P.E. depends on them to purchase new equipment. Below is the picture of our goal for equipment! Papers to tape your box tops to is under the Info & Newsletter section.
Student Internet Access Policy Change for 2015-16
Dear Parents and Guardians,
The Widefield School District desires for your student to have an information rich education. We believe this requires all students to have access to the Internet at school. Our board policy regarding the Internet has changed to reflect this philosophy. Under the new Board Policy JS-Student Use of Internet Electronic Communication, we no longer require parent permission before we will let your student access the Internet at school on a school owned device. Instead, we expect that students will use the Internet unless you as the parent/gaurdian explicitly and annually submit the Annual Internet Opt-Out Form (See Board Policy JS-E) and return it to your student’s school.
JS-Student Use of the Internet and Electronic Communications Policy
Opt Out Form
Questions regarding this policy may be directed to me, Keith Mann, at email@example.com or by calling my office at (719) 391-3023.
Director of Technology
Widefield School District 3
WideField of Dreams - Nic Bates
Meet the new face of Halftime Magazine, Mr. Nic Bates! Nic is a senior and talented musician at Widefield High School. He plays the clarinet, saxophone, and is a drum major. He recently made the front cover of Halftime Magazine, the largest publication dedicated to the marching band arts. Nic is also a member of the Northglenn Performance Theatre Group and will be performing at the WGI World Championships in Ohio. Nic will be going to UCCS in the fall to study nursing and hopes to one day create a program that allows hospital visitors to help the nursing staff care for patients. He also wants to continue music and perhaps one day play percussion with his brother.