Elementary School

Waterloo Elementary School

School Closing for January 30 and 31, 2019:

Due to the inclement weather for the next two days, Waterloo Local Schools will be closed Wed, Jan 30th and Thurs, Jan 31st. Please stay safe and warm!

We will not be having another Snow Day Challenge this week, but most teachers are sending home some extra work for students. Remember, students can always do extra reading or extra online work in freckle, Xtra math, or whatever.

We are encouraging all students to stay inside and not venture outside unless absolutely necessary and with appropriate cold weather clothing. Frostbite can occur within minutes in the extremely cold weather conditions that we will have! Be smart and be safe!

Recess Guidelines for Poor Weather Conditions
Students go outside for recess every day unless the temperature or wind chill is at or below 20 degrees fahrenheit, or if it is raining, or if there is too much snow on the blacktop.
Please make sure your student has an adequate winter coat, gloves, hat, and boots. For safety, students may be sent back inside if they do not have these items. The school office has a few coats available for 'emergency' situations.
There are many community resources available if you do not have a coat, hat, gloves, and boots for your child.   Please call the school office if you need assistance!

Facebook is a quick and easy way for the school to share information and photos with parents and the community. Please like the Elementary school's Facebook page to get weekly and daily updates of the great things that are happening at WES!

Halloween Costumes for the Parade and Party

In order to provide a physically and emotionally safe environment free of the darker side of Halloween, Waterloo Elementary School students should adhere to the following costume rules:

  • Masks are not permitted

  • Weapons are not permitted (including pirate swords, etc.)

  • Blood and/or ‘gore’ are not permitted

  • Rollerblades, skateboards, and ‘wheelie’ shoes are not permitted

  • minimal face painting is acceptable

Students who do not meet these standards will need to change their appearance or risk exclusion from the parade and party.

All school rules remain in effect during the Halloween parade and parties.

Room mothers/parents may go to the classrooms at 1:00 pm to help set up for parties and prepare for the parade.

Student Drop Off and Pick Up Guidelines

Please read carefully!  Safety is our top priority!

  1. Please drop off car rider students along the curb at the rear entrance of the building.  Students may enter the building at door #10 from 7:40-8:00 am.  Please use the road that runs by the back ball fields, loop around the elementary parking lot and playground area, and drop students off along the curb at the elementary entrance door #10.  

  2. Please do not pull through the parking lot and send students across the traffic lane to enter the building!  (You may notice parents of preschool parents walking their students across the traffic lane and this is what they are supposed to do as they ‘hand deliver’ their child to the preschool staff each morning inside the doorway.)

  3. Please watch in all directions as you are pulling away from the curb!  We’ve seen many parents watching their child walk into the building as they are pulling away and forget to visually check the other way for any cars or people!

  4. Students may exit your vehicle along the curb anywhere between the two entrance doors.  We ask that you direct your child(ren) to exit your vehicle on the passenger side so they step out onto the sidewalk.  Students should avoid exiting your vehicle on the driver’s side and walking between cars.

  5. For student pickup, please have your student enter your vehicle on the passenger side as much as possible.  

  6. Please do not pull around the car in front of you until your vehicle has cleared the orange cones area and you have visually scanned the entire area to be sure no students or adults are walking through.  

  7. Also, for the safety of all students and staff, no adults are permitted to enter the building through door #10 (except for those who are bringing in their preschool students).  Impromptu meetings with teachers are not possible before school as teachers are busy welcoming their students and dealing with many other responsibilities at the beginning of the school day.  If you need to speak with someone, please come into the main office through the main doors (door #9) and leave a message with one of the office staff.  As always, you can get in touch with the school by phone or via email directly to your child’s teacher.

  8. Cars that are waiting for MS students should pull up as far as possible toward the stop sign and turn on their four-way flashers so cars behind can pull around.

Thank you for following these guidelines to help us ensure an orderly and safe drop off and pick up procedure each day!

Please call the school office if you have any questions: ES: 330-947-2153  MS: 330-947-0033