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Hours of Operation
School starts at 7:30 am and dismisses at 2:30 pm.
Students are counted as tardy if they are not in their classrooms by 7:40 am.
For your convenience, we have early drop-off beginning at 7:00 am.
Students riding the bus will be picked up at their home campus at 6:30 am and dropped off at 2:30 pm. Students must ride the bus in the morning in order to ride in the afternoon.
There will be no early dismissals after 2:00 pm.
Head Start is a school readiness program; therefore, it is important
to establish a regular routine of attendance. When a center's Average
Daily Attendance falls below 96% due to children's multiple and/or
prolonged absences from the classroom, the Head Start program must
analyze the cause of absenteeism. A consistently low Average Daily
Attendance for a center could have an impact regarding the continuance
of a Head Start program for the area in which the center is located.
If your child is absent FOR ANY REASON,
you are to notify your child's teacher, your assigned parent advocate
or family services worker, or the center director/principal on the date
of the absense. When notifying Head Start staff you must state the
reason for the absence and give a possible date your child will return
to class. If your child cannot return by the date stated, again contact
the teacher with an explanation. If your child is absent, a note from
the parent or doctor must be sent to the Data Clerk.
If your child is absent for three (3) consecutive days,
or has a pattern of irregular attendance, family contact will be made
by telephone or in person by a Head Start staff member to discuss
absences and to offer assistance to ensure that all attendance
challenges are addressed.
In circumstances where the child's chronic absenteeism continues
and there is no response or cooperation from the parent/guardian to
resolve the absenteeism, the child's slot may become an enrollment
Communication between the parent/guardian and the Head Start center/campus staff is very important!
A clean, well maintained and serviced vehicle equipped with child restraints
Professionally trained and licensed drivers
Educational field trips every year
For more information about transportation services, please contact the main office or your assigned Parent Advocate.
Students in all grades must wear uniforms. The approved uniform includes:
Khaki trousers, capri pants, shorts, skirts, skorts, and jumpers
White or Navy Blue long-and short-sleeved blouses and shirts with a collar
To help ensure student safety, students are also to wear closed-toed shoes (like athletic shoes).
Students enrolled in Head Start are also to have a school two (2) complete changes of clothes (shirt, pants, underwear, socks). It is not required that extra clothes follow the uniform guidelines.
Label the extra clothes that are sent to school, sweaters and jackets, with your child's name.
Children should not bring toys, money, jewelry or anything you don't want misplaced or lost.
Naptime items – Child can bring two small towels for naptime. Items
will be sent home on Friday to be washed and returned on Monday. Please
do not send stuffed animals or dolls for naptime.
Texas Public School Nutrition Policy guides school districts to reduce sweets and non-nutritious foods.
All parents are encouraged to send the child's favorite storybook to
school to be shared with the class as part of the birthday
Parent-Teacher Conferences and Home Visits
Twice during the school year, you will meet with your child's teacher
to review your child's classroom work and go over records in your
child's file. Additional conferences will be held on an as-needed
Head Start believes that the parent-teacher partnership is the key to
a successful program. Your active participation in the two home visits
is very important to your child's Head Start experience.
In Head Start:
Menus will have a breakdown of what children will be eating per month.
Children are served a complete breakfast, balanced lunch, and a mid-afternoon snack.
Menus are posted in the classrooms and sent home.
Special diets can be designed according to each child's individual needs, with doctor's consent.
Children are encouraged, but not forced, to eat meals.
Children get to enjoy cooking activities once a month.
All meals are served family style.
Parents can assist by:
Attending scheduled appointments for nutrition counseling.
Attending the nutrition classes provided by Head Start.
Encouraging children to taste new foods that are healthy for them.
Preparing healthy meals at home.
You will be expected to make sure that your child's immunizations are
current or up-to-date. You will also need to make sure that your child
gets a physical exam and dental exam.
There are many ways to be involved in Head Start, including
volunteering in the classroom, sharing a special talent, and
participating in program management. All parents are encouraged to
participate at some level in their center activities.
Volunteers are essential to the program. Volunteering enriches
classroom experiences for children and provideds parents opportunities
to learn about the program while developing their own skills and
knowledge in an array of volunteer opportunities. Contact your child's
teacher or your assigned parent advocate for ways that you can get
When volunteering on campus, please contact the office to apply for a
background check. Once the background check is completed and you have
been cleared, you may begin volunteering.
Always check in at the front office to receive a visitor's badge when visiting our campus before heading to your destination.
Wilbur J. Knox Early Childhood Education Center | 302 Tipton Ave. | San Antonio, TX 78204 | Phone: (210) 228-3365 | Fax: (210) 228-3051
It is the policy of San Antonio ISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation or disability in its vocational programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and SAISD's board policies DIA, FFH, and FFI.
Es norma del distrito de San Antonio no discriminar por motivos de raza, color, religión, origen nacional, sexo, identidad de género, expresión de género, orientación sexual o discapacidad, en sus programas, servicios o actividades vocacionales, tal como lo requieren el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, según enmienda; el Título IX de las Enmiendas en la Educación, de 1972, la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, según enmienda, y las pólizas DIA, FFH, y FFI de la mesa directiva de SAISD.
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