General School Information
School Office..................................................... (805) 386-5711
District Office..................................................... (805) 386-8258
Our society places great value on an educated population. So much so that all students ages 6 to 18 are required by law to attend school. Coming to school every day and on time is critical for student success. Parents can help their children be successful by making sure that they get to school on time. Students can help their families by being prepared in the morning.
Arrival and Departure
To ensure proper supervision and safety, children are to arrive at school no earlier than 7:45 a.m. Supervision is provided from 7:45- 8:10 a.m. on the playground. Students should line up on the blacktop at 8:10 a.m. when the first bell rings. No supervision is provided prior to 7:45 a.m. Teachers are on duty for only 10 minutes at the end of the school day. Please be sure your child is picked up on time.
Returning after an Absence
Students are required to bring a note to school after an absence. The note should list the DATE of absence, the REASON for absence, and must be SIGNED by a parent or guardian. The note should be given to the classroom teacher or office secretary immediately upon returning to school.
Any student who is tardy in excess of 30 minutes, three or more times, without an acceptable excuse may be regarded as habitually truant and may be reported to the School Attendance Review Board, (SARB). Parents can be fined by SARB for excessive absences or tardies.
Early and regular dismissal
To maximize classroom learning please try to arrange for doctors and dentist appointments after school. If a student needs to leave before dismissal time, he or she must be signed out in the office by a parent or guardian. At dismissal time students are expected to go directly home or to the location arranged for by parents and or guardians.
Change of Address
We never know when an emergency will happen. It is vitally important that the office always has the most current addresses and phone numbers. Please report any changes of information immediately to the school Office Manager.
The appearance of a school and the way it is kept has a great deal to do with the reputation of that school. Somis Students are proud of their school and want it to be well cared for so that other people in the community will feel the pride. It is the responsibility of each and every student to make sure that our campus stays clean. Bathrooms, library, cafeteria, playground, classrooms, and all other common areas should be shared respectfully.