School Procedures

  • Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

    Please follow the following drop off and pick up procedures to ensure the safety of our children.

    Arrival

    Breakfast begins at 7:15, and students should enter through the front door of the school only.
    Campus supervisions begins at 7:30.
    Please pull forward to the first cone to drop off in front of Willard (heading Southbound).
    After you drop your child off please continue south on S. Madre.
    Please do not u-turn on Thorndale. There is no drop off in the staff lot.
    If you would like to walk your child onto campus please park in the neighborhood and walk to campus.

    Dismissal

    School dismisses at 12:35 on Mondays and 2:15 Tuesday-Friday.
    Please pull forward to the first cone to pick up in front of Willard (heading Southbound).
    After you pick up your child please continue south on S. Madre.
    Please do not u-turn on Thorndale. For the safety of all our children please do not use the staff lot for pick up.
    If you would like to walk onto campus, please park in the neighborhood.


    Meals

    Breakfast begins every day at 7:15. Breakfast costs $1.25 and lunch costs $2.25 Free and reduced lunch applications are available in our office and on-line at www.applyforlunch.com. Families can now pay for school lunch on-line at www.myschoolbucks.com.


    School Supplies

    Students do not need to bring any school supplies with them on the first day of school unless otherwise informed by their teacher.
    At the beginning of the school year, each teacher will distribute a wish list of supplies that students should have at school and at home (if any).  
    School supply donations are welcomed. Please ask the teacher or see the teacher’s wish list in the information that comes home in the packet of information on the first day of school.


    Communications

    Willard strives to keep our families informed about school activities through a variety of methods:


    Facebook

    Our facebook page is maintained by our parent volunteers. It has photos and reminders that helps families stay connected to Willard.


    Peach Jar

    On our website you can sign up to receive digital flyers.


    Phone Messages

    The Principal, Mrs. Baxter, sends out a recorded phone call to all Willard families each Sunday night during the school year highlighting events and important announcements for the upcoming week at Willard. Additional recorded phone calls from the school, PTA, AAPC, WAF, SSC, and district are sent to families as needed throughout the year.


    PTA Hall Display

    The PTA has a TV monitor in the main hallway with digital information that includes upcoming dates and announcements.

     
    Room Parents

    Each classroom has a room parent who plays an important communication and coordination role between families and the teacher. If you would like to serve as a room parent, please contact the PTA.  


    Twitter

    Reminders and photos of events are posted on Twitter. Follow Principal Baxter @WillardIBMagnet!


    Weekly Folders

    Each week folders with flyers and announcements for the week are sent home. Be sure to ask your child for the folder so that you do not miss out on important information. It is important to check your child’s folder daily. Please be sure that it returns to school each day.


    Willard Weekly

    A weekly email is sent every Sunday night at 5:00pm. The email includes upcoming events and updates on school issues. This digital newspaper is also posted on twitter.