SAFETY AND SECURITY-RAPTOR SYSTEM. Government issued photo-ID required!
When you visit our school you will be asked to present a government issued photo ID or driver’s license to a staff member. The ID will be scanned so the following information can be collected; your name, photo, and date of birth. The system will check you in, create an ID badge, and compare your information against sexual offender databases throughout the county. If your name appears on any list or you refuse to allow the scan you will not be allowed access to the school.
The other alternative is to present an alternate photo ID to office staff and allow them to manually enter your information. This method does not store the information and will need to be done every time you visit the school.
Once your government issued ID is scanned you will only need to present it for staff to search the name in the system.
All visitors will be issued a badge and are required to check out before leaving school grounds.
This procedure is required for early dismissals and visits to the nurse as well.
The information scanned will not be shared outside the school and is kept on a secure server. We appreciate your help in keeping our students, staff, and school safe.
***Winfield's School Uniform Policy***
The policy is as follows:
Shirts: long or short sleeve polos in white, navy, or light blue
Sweaters: (NO hoodies, sweat jackets, or coats during class time) Navy only
Pants: khaki or navy slacks (no denim jeans or cargo pants)
Shorts: (summer weather only) khaki or navy, knee-length
Skirts: (not recommended for PE) khaki or navy, knee-length
Shoes: black or brown shoes with rubber/non-slip soles OR black, blue or white sneakers (FLATS for girls-no heels allowed)
Winfield Elementary has formed an Attendance Committee. Maryland State Law requires all children between the ages of 5 to 16 years of age to attend school. School hours are from 9:05 a.m. through 3:45 p.m. We, as a school, are mandated by this Maryland State Law to insure that our students are in school and on time. Timely attendance is an important factor in your child’s success at school. The attendance procedures are as follows:
- Referral to nurse when student has 3 consecutive days absent without any communication with school.
- After 3 unexcused absences, or absence without written excuse, teacher makes contact with parent. Teacher sends student home with teacher attendance letter.
- After 5 unexcused absences the 1st formal attendance letter will be sent home.
- After 9 unexcused absences the 2nd formal attendance letter will be sent home.
- After 13 unexcused absences a Required Parent Conference will be scheduled.
- Referral to the Pupil Personnel Worker.
- Referral to Student Support team if attendance does not improve.
- Letter from the State’s Attorney or certified letter from the Pupil Personnel Worker, warning of possible court action.
- The Pupil Personnel Worker files charges with the District Court of Maryland.
If your child currently has 5 or more absences, the school will be informing you via a letter. Thank you for your support!