We have everything your child needs to learn at school. Other than school supplies, they do not need to bring personal items from home. Personal items such as electronic games, cameras, radios, headphones, fidget spinners and any other toys, must not be brought to school. They are not allowed at school because they distract students from learning and are not needed.
Weapons or toy weapons are NOT ALLOWED on school property at any time. Toy guns and toy knives are considered weapons so they should not be brought to school.
Money for field trips should be handed to the teacher at the beginning of the day. Students do not need money at school usually but if they do they should give it to their teacher for safe keeping. The school cannot be responsible for money brought from home that we do not know about.
Personal playground equipment such as basketballs, soccer balls, footballs, baseballs and bats, and jump ropes are provided at school so students should not bring their own equipment.
The school will not be not responsible for any personal items brought to school if they are lost, damaged, or stolen. The school will not be responsible for any toys that are collected or stored by staff.
Cell Phones & Students Phone Calls
Student phone calls during the school day must be made through the school office with the permission of school staff. This is to ensure students are not contacted by strangers or distracted from their learning. If parents want to contact students they should call the office and a message will be delivered to your student.
Students may carry cell phones on campus, but they must be hidden and turned off at all times during the school day (9:05-3:40). Teachers reserve the right to collect students’ cell phones during school hours and store them in container with students’ names in a locked cupboard if they are deemed to be detracting from student learning.
If student cell phones are seen or heard during school hours, school staff will take the phone away from the student and take it to the office. A behavior conduct form will be filled out and the phone can be picked up by the student for the first offense. Subsequent offences, the parent must come in to sign the form and pick up the phone. After the third offence, the phone will be kept in the office for the remainder of the school year or if parents come to get it, the phone cannot be on campus with the student again.
Bicycles, Scooters, and Skateboards
It is the parents’ responsibility if students ride bicycles, scooters, and skateboards to school. Helmets must be worn as required by Washington State Law.
The school accepts no responsibility for accidents or damage to or theft of on any bicycle, scooter or skateboard on or off the school site. Bicycles, scooters, and skateboards cannot be ridden on school property and must be walked on and off the school grounds. Students may lock their bicycles at the designated bicycle stands at the front of the school. The school is not responsible for the storage or loss of any bicycles, scooters, and skateboards.
Lost and Found Clothing
Lost and found items are stored in the cafeteria. Families should check it if students have lost clothing or items. We have a lot of lost and found items each quarter. Each quarter left over items are bundled up and picked up by Value Village.
Student Responsibility for Personal Items
White Center Heights does not accept responsibility for personal items that are lost or broken at school. Students and their families are responsible for all personal items.
All students should have a backpack to carry student work, books and communication from the school and home. If parents need assistance getting a backpack please call the school.