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Welcome Back

Dear French Elementary School Families,

On behalf of the staff, it is our pleasure to welcome you to French Elementary, a Leader in Me school! We are planning to have a family back to school night - information will be posted on our website once plans are finalized. 

The first day of school for 1st - 5th graders is August 16th. Kindergarteners will have a staggered start. Kinders with the last names A-L will attend August 16th. Kinders with the last names M-Z will attend August 17th. All Kinders will attend beginning on August 18th. 

School hours are 8:45 am to 3:25 pm. Students are welcome each morning no earlier than 8:30 for morning recess and/or breakfast. The morning bell rings at 8:45 and all students line up with their classmates by the outside classroom doors. Students arriving after the outside classroom doors close should go to the front office. Students are late if they arrive after 8:50 and should be checked in at the office by a parent or guardian. 

Dismissal is at 3:25. If your child is not riding the bus, please review your plan for after school pick-up or safe walking routes. Determine a regular meeting place. Kindergarten students are released to an adult or designated student from their outside classroom doors. Early pickups must be through the office and the person picking up the child must have their picture ID and be listed in the child’s Infinite Campus information. Early pickups must be before 3:00 or the child will be dismissed in the regular way.

We strive to keep parents informed of activities, special events, and general information. Please explore our school website at french.wsd3.org. Also, look for Remind messages, monthly newsletters, and connect with your child’s teacher on Remind. We strongly encourage parents to be active in the school by supporting PTO, volunteering, and participating in the Watch DOGS program. Ask the front office for more information on how you can become involved!

We welcome you to what we hope will be your best school year yet! Please do not hesitate to stop by the office or give us a call if we can be of assistance in any way. Our office will reopen July 22nd and office hours will be from 7:00-3:00. Once students return, the office hours will be 7:30-4:00. 

Welcome to French, a Leader in Me school!

Sincerely, Sincerely,

Michelle Blasko Si’Mona Johnson

Principal Assistant Principal

Important Dates:

July 22nd -     7:00-3:00 Office opens

August 16th - 8:45-3:25 First day of school for 1st - 5th graders and Kinders A-L. No school for Kinders M-Z. 

August 17th - 8:45-3:25 First day of school for Kinders M-Z. No school for Kinders A-L. 

August 18th - 8:45-3:25 All Kindergarteners attend.