School begins at 8:15 AM. Unless prior emergency arrangements, no one should be dropped off before 8:15 AM.
School ends at 3:30 PM (students must be picked up no later than 3:45 PM). If an emergency happens and you cannot get to school, please call the school ASAP so that accommodations can be made.
We will follow Grand Ledge cancellations. The Calling Tree will be used if there are differences (for instance, if GLPS are already closed for a break).
You must call the school (517.627.7005) when your child will be absent or tardy. Leave a message if you call before or after school hours. Please see the student handbook for more details on our attendance policy.
Homework is considered work that has not been completed from the day’s assignments or studying for quizzes and tests. All homework is due by 8:15 AM the next day.
Homework for absent students can be picked up by 12:30 PM or at the end of the school day. All homework from being absent is expected to be completed or it will be considered incomplete (0). A student has two days for every day that is missed to make up the work.
If your child has a prescribed medication you must fill out a form that we need to keep on file. If the medication needs to be given during the school day, it should be in the prescription container and all instructions clearly stated.
Students will be allowed to have snack for the mid-morning break. Please send healthy snacks such as fruit, vegetables, or fruit/fiber bars.
We have parties for most holidays. An email will be sent in advance asking for parents to volunteer for help and/or items for the parties.
We try to go on several field trips a year. Some are small and local; others are all day and farther away. We transport by car/van and will need volunteers to drive. If you would be willing to help, contact the school.
Please remember that Strange School is a partnership between the students, parents, staff, and school board members. Feel free to become involved in your school as a volunteer. Contact the school to make arrangements with the teacher.
Our ideal goal is to have all students follow the rules, which they are expected to do. Positive behavior is rewarded. On occasion when this may be challenged, recesses may be withheld. Parents will be informed if any major infraction occurs.
Some major infractions:
--Disrespectful to adults or peers
--Disrespectful to school property or other students’ property
--Fighting, hitting, inappropriate touching
--Disrupting the class during instructional time
Strange School does not provide transportation. Parents are responsible for getting their student to and from school. Car-pooling may be an option among parents to help ease transportation problems.
Students bring their own lunch as Strange School does not have a lunch program. Microwave and refrigerator is available for student use.