9:10 AM-4:10 PM– Scholars who are dropped off may arrive no earlier than 9:00 a.m.-there is no supervision prior to 9:00 a.m. All scholars who are dropped off between 9:00-9:20 AM will utilize the CLC door on 1st street closer to Brown St. Any scholar arriving after 9:20 AM will enter through the main entrance on 1st Street and will need a tardy slip to enter class. If you are in need of an earlier arrival time or after school care, please enroll in the Boys and Girls CLC program by contacting Mr. James, CLC director, at 267-0527. All scholars not enrolled in CLC must be picked up from school no later than 4:20. Fees will be assessed for anyone not picked up by 4:20 p.m.
ATTENDANCE AND TARDINESS
When absences or tardies occur, you should notify the attendance secretary, Ms. Lawson at 267-0510. A tardy occurs after 9:20 a.m. Minutes from all tardies accumulate per minute. If an absence is not called in to the secretary your child will be marked as unexcused. After 5 unexcused absences a truancy letter will be sent to you regarding absences, which could lead to a DA referral resulting in a possible truancy ticket. If you are experiencing a hardship please reach out to the school. We strive for scholars to miss no more than 5 days throughout the school year—STRIVE FOR FIVE is our motto. Each scholar is allotted 10 excused AB if needed. Anything out side of the 10 days will need approval from the principal. One of the goals this year is to increase school wide attendance and in order to do that we need your help by sending your child to school each day. We gladly welcome scholars throughout the day when your child has an appointment, missed the bus or overslept.
CARVER UNIFORM POLICY
Carver Academy strives to maintain an atmosphere conducive to learning and academic excellence. Uniforms are to be worn every day, from the first day of the school year.
- Carver Logo Navy Blue Polo Shirt (only available on Dunn’s website for $12) or Navy-Blue Uniform Polo Shirt (available at Walmart, J. L. Marcus, Target, Old Navy, Oshkosh, Carters, JCPenny, etc)
- Navy Blue Pants: scholars may wear blue skorts, skirts, shorts, pants or navy jumpers (JEANS ARE NOT ALLOWED)
- Navy or black belt-simple belt and buckle
- No outerwear including sweatshirts with hoods are allowed in the classroom (No Hoodies in the classroom)
- Bonnets or head wraps are not allowed
CELL PHONES/Smart watches/Ear buds
Cell phone/Smartwatch/Earbud use of any kind by scholars is not allowed in Milwaukee Public Schools. Carver’s policy is as follows: Teachers will collect the cellphones/smartwatch/earbuds each morning and return the phone at the end of each school day. There are classroom phones if a child needs to reach out to his/her family. If a scholar uses a cell phone/smartwatch during the school hours or does not turn in his/her phone/smartwatch, the phone/smartwatch will be confiscated and a parent/guardian will need to pick the phone/smartwatch up. Please help enforce this policy as well as guiding your child on appropriate social media/messaging use. The number one cause of arguments/fights and disturbances stem from inappropriate use of social media/messaging.
BREAKFAST AND LUNCH
The breakfast program includes a breakfast served in the classroom for each child. Breakfast is from 9:10 a.m.-9:25 a.m. Each child also is eligible for a school provided lunch at no charge. You are welcome to pack a lunch for your child which should include healthy choices no SODA or glass bottles please. Scholars may select a school provided lunch or bring a cold lunch. Please do not send extra items to eat if they child is selecting a school-based lunch.
Carver welcomes visitors. It is the expectation that all visitors remain courteous and utilize appropriate language and actions during the visit. All visitors will be greeted via the intercom. All visitors will state who they are and the intent of the visit. All visitors, which includes parents, guardians and families, must report to the office, sign in, verify name and number in Infinite Campus and receive a visitor pass. All visitors will be escorted to the classroom. Please note that the teacher is instructing during this time and it is unlikely to hold a conference at that time. Any conference needed should be arranged by appointment. Staff are directed to have you return to the office if you do not have an escort or visitor pass. This policy ensures that all scholars remain safe.
DISMISSAL/PICK UP POLICY
The majority of scholars will utilize the school bus and be released to the bus by staff. The scholars who are picked up by daycare or a parents will be picked up by the CLC door on 1st street beginning at 4:00 p.m. Please wait in your vehicle for a staff member to take your name and escort your child outside. There are certain situations that require early pickup which will be allowed at the office until 3:50 PM. The office is closed for pickup between 3:50-4:10. Please plan accordingly.
All scholars will receive a checked-out Chromebook and charger to take home. These Chromebooks will need to be returned by June 3rd, 2024. Parents/Guardians are responsible for any damage or lost Chromebook.
UPDATED PHONE NUMBERS/ADDRESS
Please make sure to update any new phone number, contact, and/or address. Please call the office to provide this information. All families must have a working phone number on file.
Bus routes are created based on the address in Infinite Campus. If you have moved, please call the office to update the address. Once an address is updated it takes 24 hours to register in the system. After this time, it will take up to 5 business days to update a new bus route for the family. It is the family’s responsibility to provide transportation during this time. Appropriate behavior on the bus is expected by all scholars riding the bus. The following expectations will be enforced:
- Remain Seated at all times
- All body parts must be inside the bus (no opening windows or hanging out of windows)
- Appropriate language only
- Hands, feet, and objects remain to self
- Respect directions from the bus driver
Transportation is a privilege and can be suspended if scholars violate the rules. If you have concerns with behaviors on the bus please reach out to Ms. Moody, the assistant principal at 414-267-0506.
Please help welcome the following staff:
- Mr. Krueger- K4
- Ms. Okoye-4th grade
- Ms. Armstrong- nurse
- Ms. Clancy- 2nd grade
- Mr. Balistreri- music
- Mr. Neely- para professional
- Ms. Lawson- office staff
- Justus Korir- 5th grade
It takes all of us to ensure the success of our scholars this school year. Please contact me if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for your support. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Seats are still available
1900 North 1st Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212 • K4 – Gr. 8 • 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
(414) 267-0500 • email@example.com
Program: Traditional, Early Childhood, Comprehensive Program
Transportation: Provided to students living within 7 miles (1-mile walk zone excluded)