Welcome to Caln Elementary School!
Our school has been a part of the Caln Community in Chester County, Pennsylvania for over 80 years. Our staff is committed to developing the whole child. There are many challenging, rewarding, and enriching experiences for each individual and learner throughout the elementary years. Our district and our school strive for excellence in each child's school career.
Our staff recognizes that a strong partnership between home and school is essential for each child's success. We appreciate the many volunteer hours our parents graciously provide our school in so many capacities. Their involvement enriches our environment and provides outstanding help to all students in our school.
We appreciate your visit to our webpage and invite you to contact our school directly (610-383-3760 ) if you have further questions.
Mrs. Mary Jean F. Wilson-Stenz
Internet Safety is something we all need to be aware of in this day of fast moving technology. Using the "World Wide Web" brings an enormous amount of information to your home in seconds. Please be aware, as we all know, that some of that information can be false. There are many enticing gimmicks that young children are not always able to understand and ignore. It is up to the parent or guardian of the house to make sure that what their child is reading is appropriate information. Use if the internet to send messages can be a great experience in communication. But, again it is up to the parent or guardian of the house to know the content of all e-mails coming and going from their children.
E-mails should not contain hurtful words. E-mails are easily tracked by police and federal authorities. The responsibility of minors sending e-mails with inappropriate language or threats lies on the parent or guardian. Encourage your children to use this fast means of modern communications to express positive thoughts and ideas to each other.
Absences: It is the policy of the district that your child must bring a note to school within two days of his/her return to school.
Emergency Plans: The reality is that life has unexpected events which occur and we must plan with our children what they should do in the event of an emergency. We are asking each of our families at Caln to review the emergency plan with their children in the event that school would be closed unexpectedly. In some cases, the closing may be related to the lost of electrical and telephone service or heat and water. In these instances the school might have no way of contacting our parents. Please make and practice with your children a plan to be used in the case of just such a school emergency.
School Closing: We remind you to listen to the major news station or visit the district's website at http://www.coatesville.k12.pa.us for any weather-related delays or closings. The emergency plan procedures as completed by you at the start of the school year do not pertain to such weather-related closings. Your child needs to know exactly what to do in the event of such closing.
Two Hour Delay:
......... Buses run two hours late
.......... Elementary School doors open at 10:40
...........No breakfast will be served
Appropriate Dress: Students are reminded to dress appropriately for the sudden changes we have experienced in cool and hot temperatures. Several times the office has had students requesting to stay inside because they are dressing inappropriately.
Just a reminder that heelies and flip flops are not allowed at Caln School. We are concerned about our students' safety.
Debts: The school charges a variety of fees for special projects. Some of these fees are to cover the cost of materials for all the students. Fees should be paid promptly. If a student or his/her family has a financial problem which affects the payment of school fees, the situation should be brought to the attention of the principal where suitable options may be considered.
Valuables: Common sense and consideration is the best guide in determining whether or not to bring personal possessions to school. Toys, radios, games, and other valuables may not be brought to school without special permission. All articles that have been lost or found are kept in a special area in the cafeteria. Periodic checks should be made for missing items.
Telephone: The office telephone is a business phone and is not to be used by students except in an emergency. Students are not permitted to use the phone to make personal arrangements (such as requesting permission to go to another student's home after school or ride a different bus.) Any and all requests of this nature must be submitted to the principal in writing.