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In accordance with AHERA and Colorado Regulation No. 8, the STAR Academy Charter School’s asbestos management plan is on file at 2520 Airport Rd. The HB&A Architecture firm provided documentation that no asbestos-containing products were specified or used in the tenant finish of 2520 Airport Road . These documents are available for review by contacting Joe Torrez.
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Medical Documentation and Forms
Dear Parents/Guardians of School District 11 Students:
Food allergies can be life-threatening. It is important that schools, students, parents, and physicians work together to help minimize risks for students with food allergies. District 11 has implemented a policy (JLCDA, Response to Students with Food Allergies) and we wanted to inform you of this important policy & anaphylaxis plan required by State law.
If your child has been prescribed medication for treatment of a food allergy or anaphylaxis, please contact your child’s school to obtain a Medication Administration form and an Allergy & Anaphylaxis Plan form. We strongly encourage you to return these completed forms and supply the school with the prescribed medication needed for treatment of the student’s food allergies or anaphylaxis in a timely fashion.
Additional information related to food allergies and student’s special dietary needs can be found at http://d11.org/FNS/FNS%20Downloads/SpecialDiets/CSSD11GuidanceonChildrenwithSpecialDietaryNeeds080411.pdf or available at any CSSD11 School Kitchen.
Please feel free to contact your school with questions or concerns related to your child’s diagnosed food allergy or anaphylaxis plan.
School Uniforms – Revised June 26, 2012
To help create an environment conducive to learning, students at STAR Academy are required to wear simple uniforms. To provide an atmosphere for learning, it is our belief that students should be dressed appropriately and in good taste. Students’ dress and appearance, along with conduct, have a definite influence on class discipline and achievement. This policy is designed to permit students to focus their attentions on academics and on those aspects of their personalities that are truly important.
STAR Academy’s dress code adopted by the Board of Directors includes:
Tops: Navy blue or red polo shirts or shirts with a collar. Turtlenecks may be worn under an appropriate uniform top and coordinate with the colors worn. No logos or emblems are allowed on turtlenecks. Shirts or tops must cover the shoulders and midriff. Shirts must be tucked into pants/shorts/skirts.
Bottoms: Navy blue or khaki pants/shorts/skirts/jumpers (no denim jeans or cargo pants). Girls must wear bicycle shorts under skirts, jumpers or dresses. The hemline in skirts, jumpers and shorts will not be shorter than two inches above the knee.
Belts: Belts must be worn with pants that have belt loops. Buckles should be plain and belts should be in basic colors (black, brown or navy). Belts are optional for kindergarteners.
Shoes: Shoes and shoelaces should be in basic colors: black, brown, navy or white, same color on both feet and conservative in style. Shoelaces must be tied at all times. No wheels or flashing lights on shoes. Open-toed shoes, “heelies,” mules, and “crocs” or lights on shoes are not permitted. Snow boots may be worn to school, but uniform approved shoes must be worn once inside the classroom.
Socks: Socks/leggings (No Footless leggings) should be solid white or navy. Khaki socks can be worn with pants only. Socks should not have patterns, polka dots or stripes and nylon stockings are not allowed. Children may only wear leggings with feet.
Other details: Students are to present a neat appearance and clothing may not have holes or tears. All uniform items should be an appropriate size for the individual. Students are not permitted to wear hats inside the building. Students may not wear makeup. Students are allowed a maximum of one earring per ear. No other piercing jewelry will be allowed (ex. Eye brow, nose, lip, etc.). Necklaces, bracelets or rings should not be a distraction and may need to be removed for safety during some activities. The school is not liable for any losses.
Items not covered above, but considered inappropriate, unsafe, or a distraction from the learning environment are subject to review by the administration and teachers. Cheerful, consistent compliance is expected. The CAO will determine if a student’s dress is distracting or not in compliance with the dress code.
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Suggestions for retail options/brand are:
-Target (French Toast seasonal and Cherokee) -Wal*Mart
-Kohl’s (Sonoma) - JC Penny
Parent Volunteers at STAR
STAR Academy welcomes volunteers. There are many ways to help at your students’ school. We are always in need of volunteers to help supervise our students in the cafeteria, on the playground, and with traffic control before and after school. If you would like to help in your students’ classroom, please check with the teacher to see what times would be of the most assistance to him/her. There are also opportunities to volunteer to help at special events and on field trips.
In the enrollment packet, parents agree to donate two hours a month per child to help at the school. When parents fulfill this obligation, each classroom benefits from your service. Also, it is a great opportunity for parents to see what their students are learning and to spend some quality time with them in their academic setting.
Please contact Perla Castro at 638-6554 or contact your students’ classroom teacher to discover the many volunteer opportunities available. Lunchroom hours are from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Thank You for your patience.
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