The Middle School offers an optional breakfast program for all students. Breakfast is served from 8:00 to 8:20 on a daily basis. Breakfast can be purchased during this time frame.
Student behavior in the dining area should be based on courtesy and cleanliness. This means leaving the area in the condition you would like to live in.
CAFETERIA EXPECTATIONS:•Student conduct in the lunchroom shall be in accordance with standards of good eating and table manners. •Students should talk quietly and remain in their seats-no switching seats. •Students should keep their food within their own space: throwing food will not be tolerated. •Students will be responsible for placing garbage in the designated area and cleaning up the table and floor area around them before being dismissed. •Food and drinks must stay inside the cafeteria.
School meals use a computerized lunch ticket system called “Point of Sale.” Each student has a personal meal account. With each meal or milk purchased, the computer automatically deducts the correct amount from the student’s balance. Parents may deposit any amount into the students account. An automated phone call will be made twice a week when a student has a low and/or negative balanc If there is not enough money in the account to pay for a meal, we do permit charges. However, charges are limited. Students with a negative balance may not be able to eat.
WAIVER OF FEES
Students whose families meet the income guidelines for free and reduced price lunch, the Family Investment Program (FIP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), transportation assistance under open enrollment, or who are in foster care are eligible to have their student fees waived or partially waived. Students whose families are experiencing a temporary financial difficulty may be eligible for a temporary waiver of students fees. Parents or students who believe they may qualify for temporary financial hardship should contact the principal at registration time for a waiver form. This waiver does not carry over from year to year and must be completed annually.
Bus Services Provided: Bus service is provided for all students who live outside the city limits of Maquoketa and for elementary students who live more than 1.5 miles from their school. You should contact Mike Wing, the director of Support Services at 652-4616, if you have questions about our bus services.
Bus Discipline: Bus drivers must concentrate on driving, not on discipline. Riding the school bus is a privilege, not a right.
Telephone: The office telephone is for school business and it may be used by students only in case of emergency or school related concerns with the permission of the secretary or the principal. Students may use the telephones in the classrooms.
Textbook rental: A book rental fee for the school year will be established yearly by the Board of Education. A charge will be levied for lost or misused books.
The school nurse provides the following health services:
- Reporting of communicable diseases
- Reporting and maintaining student immunization records
- Reporting child abuse observations
- Providing health education
- Assisting with first aid
- Reviewing medical records
- Advising teachers on health related concerns of individual students
- Assisting in cases in which attendance problems may be medically related.
- Nurse is available from 8:00-10:45.
INJURY OR ILLNESS AT SCHOOL
The district assumes no responsibility for the medical treatment of students.
- At registration, parents are asked to complete a medical emergency information form which authorizes medical personnel to initiate treatment in the event a parent cannot be contacted for authorization.
- First aid measures may be offered to a student by the school nurse or other district employees.
- If warranted, a student will be taken to a hospital by ambulance of other means of transportation.
- Students should report to the office before calling parents due to illness or injury.
MEDICATION AT SCHOOL
When a student needs to take prescription medications at school, authorization and instructions must be provided by a parent. Only medication prescribed by a physician will be administered at school. The medication must be kept in the prescription container filled by a pharmacist. The following instructions are to be clearly labeled on the bottle:
- Name of student
- Name of physician
- Name of medicine
- Time(s) to be administered
- Duration to be given
The school and many doctors and pharmacies have forms for this purpose. (Board Policy 507.2)