Student Handbook

BusSCHOOL HOURS
Our school day begins at 7:45 a.m. and ends at 2:15 p.m. 

Buses begin to arrive at 7:35 a.m. A bell will ring and all children will be allowed into the building at that time. No children will be allowed in the building before 7:35 unless they are with their parents. Unfortunately, we do not have adult supervision available until 7:35 a.m. If you are dropping your child off in the morning, please be respectful of our teachers and not drop him/her off before 7:35. Thanks for your support with this issue. 

If you must drop your kids off before 7:35, please contact our School Age Care (SAC) program at 651-403-7516 and make arrangements with them. 

BUS SCHEDULES
You will receive a separate mailing from the transportation department regarding bus information and schedules.

Guardians are encouraged to send children to school with printed information regarding their name, phone number, address, which letter of bus they ride and their bus stop. Please familiarize your child with his/her bus stop prior to the first day of school.

Students may ride their bike to school, parents are encouraged to accompany their children, especially children in grades kindergarten to second. 

If you have any transportation issues, please call 651-403-8320. Learn more about District 197's Transportation services. 

BUS CONDUCT
Riding the bus is a privilege — not a right. Appropriate bus behavior with respect for the driver and other student riders is expected from all Moreland students. Students who do not follow bus safety rules may be denied transportation. When/if that happens, parents will be asked to transport their children to and from school. Please carefully read the “School Bus Policy” outlined on the District's website. 

CHILDREN'S PERSONAL BELONGINGS
Please mark your child’s full name on all personal belongings: such as supplies, shoes, boots, mittens, sweaters, jackets and lunch boxes. Every year many items in good condition are left unclaimed at school and are donated to area charities. Our lost and found is located by the exit doors leading to the bus loop. Please check it often.

ELECTRONIC DEVICES
Electronic devices are not allowed at school. This includes, but is not restricted to: cell phones, CD players, CDs, MP3 players and pagers. If it can’t be used to learn, it should not come to school. If you child does bring one of these items to school, they will be asked to give it to Principal Bradley. Your child can get their device back by having their parents come to school and pick it up. 

SNACKS / BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS
Because Moreland Arts & Health Sciences Magnet School focuses on teaching students how to live a healthy life, we encourage our students to eat healthy snacks and to celebrate their birthday in a healthy way.