MARILYN THIELE WILSON
5619 East Glade Avenue • Mesa, Arizona 85206-6730
Joshua Hancock, Principal
School Hours: 7:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Every Wednesday is an early dismissal at 1:45 p.m.
Office Hours: 7:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Regular attendance and arriving at school on time help children develop positive attitudes about learning. Frequent absences or tardies cause a disruption to the learning process and are upsetting for students.
Pursuant to ARS 15-807; Absence From School; Notification of Parent or Person Having Custody of Pupil:
1. In case of absence from school, the parent/guardian is required to notify the school attendance personnel in advance of, or at the time of absence.
School Attendance Office number to be called is (480) 472-9292.
2. In case a student is absent from school and the parent/guardian has not notified the school, school attendance personnel will make a reasonable effort to notify parent/guardian within two (2) hours after the first class in which the pupil is absent.
At Wilson, our attendance line is available to receive calls 24 hours a day. We need to know where all of our students are by 9:00AM. As soon as you know that your student will be absent or late to school, please call (480) 472-9292, and leave a message on the attendance line. Please contact the Wilson office if your address, phone number, or emergency phone numbers change at any time throughout the school year.
All parents are asked to complete an emergency and registration information sheet for each of their children. Wilson staff members must have current information on how to contact parents or guardians if a child becomes ill or injured at school. Any health problems, allergies to food or medicine, insect bites, or any other health needs should be noted on the emergency information sheet. Regarding custody issues, in cases where custody/visitation affects the school, the school shall follow the most recent court order on file with the school. It is the responsibility of the custodial parent to provide the school with the most recent court order. Our district Web site has updated with the most recent information regarding the Novel H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu). Please go to the following website: http://www2.mpsaz.org/beprepared/h1n1/
We recommend that parents schedule classroom visitation time with the teacher so as to avoid conflicts with testing, activities, etc. Parents who would like to visit their child’s classroom during the school day must first stop at the office to sign in as a guest. All visitors are required to wear a visitor sticker. While we welcome visitors and classroom helpers, parents are discouraged from bringing younger children with them as their presence may cause a disruption to the learning environment in the classrooms. If a parent would like to talk with the teacher or schedule a conference, he or she should call the teacher and leave a voice mail message as teachers cannot leave their classrooms during instructional time. Students from other schools are not permitted to visit Wilson during school hours without prior permission from the principal. Arrangements for a family member to eat lunch on campus with a Wilson student should be made with the classroom teacher.
Students are scheduled to have a 35-45 minute lunch period each day. Lunch accounts can be established by paying in advance. If a student forgets lunch money, he or she will be offered a peanut butter roll and a container of milk. Students cannot charge a lunch. If your student is out of money, the student will receive a stamp on their hand to remind you to send in money. Each month, students will receive a printed menu to take home. For children who bring their lunch, milk or juice may be purchased.
All teachers, principals and parents value instructional time. We will NOT interrupt classes during the day to share telephone messages except for serious emergencies. (Emergencies will be routed through the principal.) Parents are asked to place their message on the teacher’s voice mail. A list of teacher’s voice mail numbers will be sent home at the beginning of the school year. Messages will be checked at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm by teachers to avoid interrupting valuable teaching time.
Teachers may give students permission to phone home during the school day if there is an urgent need for parent communication. Students who must remain after school or miss the bus may use the telephone to contact a parent. Cell phones are permitted as long as they are turned off and do not disrupt the educational environment.
If you would like to talk with a teacher, please call before classes begin or after the students are dismissed. If you call during class hours, leave a message on the teacher’s voice mail and the teacher will try to return your call the same day. All other school employees may be available for phone calls during school hours.
The Mesa Unified School District recognizes that student dress and grooming practices are generally a matter of personal choice. However, the District also recognizes that there is a relationship between students' choice of dress and grooming practices and such things as school pride, self-esteem, general welfare of the students, and the accomplishment of curriculum goals and educational objectives. Students are expected to dress in a manner that promotes these goals and objectives.
- Tank tops worn by both boys and girls shall not expose undergarments. Arm/neck cutouts shall not be excessive as to expose areas of skin. If so, a tee shirt must be worn underneath. Width of tank top straps shall be a minimum of 2 fingers wide and sufficient to cover undergarments. Halter tops and/or Halter top style dresses are not allowed.
- Shirts shall not expose areas of midriff when arms are straight and/or extended. Length of shorts and/or skirts worn by boys and girls shall reach the length of fingertips when the student’s arms are pointed straight down.
- Pants, shorts, and skirts shall not be worn and/or cut in such a way as to expose one’s undergarments.
- Make-up is not allowed to be worn during school or at school functions.
- Bandannas, hairnets and do-rags are prohibited.
- Hats or other head apparel may not be worn inside school buildings unless for religious, medical or safety purposes. Students will not be prohibited or discouraged from wearing hats or other clothing designed to reduce sun exposure while outdoors.
- Wilson Elementary will reinforce the importance of wearing closed toed shoes on days that students have PE. If the student is having a problem wearing a specific shoe or style of footwear, which does not fit and/or is causing distractions, we will ask the student to change the shoe and/or parents will be contacted to bring in another pair.
- Fish net gloves or regular gloves should not be worn in the classroom.
- Nose rings, lip rings and body piercing are not permitted. Pierced ears are permitted, but the earrings should be appropriate for school, no ear plugs, spikes, etc. Body art and tattoos are also prohibited. These items are unsafe or disruptive to the school environment and should not be worn at school.
Any form of harassment, including racial/sexual harassment, is prohibited on school property and at school functions and will result in disciplinary action. (School Board policy JFCL, JFCAA) Students and parents need to report any harassment violations to their classroom teacher for investigation.
Wilson Elementary recognizes the value of homework and is beneficial to a child when properly planned. If your child is spending more than the recommended time to complete his or her homework assignments each evening, please contact your child’s teacher. Please check with your child’s teacher as to the recommended amount of homework at a specific grade level.