Frequently Asked Questions

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Absences, Tardies, and Early Release

My child will miss the first day of school. Who do I notify?
Please contact the registrar at your child’s school in advance of the first day. To find that telephone number, call the main switchboard at the campus (which can be found on the Legacy main website in the upper right, and ask to speak to the registrar.

My child forgot something. Am I allowed to drop it off at the school?
Items forgotten at home such as lunch, textbooks, homework, sports equipment and/or musical instruments may be dropped off at the school and placed in a designated area with the student’s name, grade, and teacher for pick up. An email notification will be sent to the teacher that the item has been dropped off. LTS does not guarantee the delivery or timing thereof.

What is your illness policy?
Students with symptoms of certain communicable diseases, such as chickenpox (varicella), whooping cough (pertussis), “stomach flu” (Norovirus and others), pink eye (conjunctivitis) and the “flu” (Influenza), need to remain home until they are no longer contagious or cleared by a licensed healthcare provider. In general, students with a fever greater than 100.4 degrees F, vomiting or diarrhea may not remain at school. Students exhibiting these symptoms may not return to school until fever-free without the use of fever-reducing medications for 24 hours, free of vomiting for 24 hours and free of diarrhea for 24 hours.

Who do I contact if my child is sick?
In the event that a student does not attend school, the parent or guardian must call and leave a message providing the reason for the absence on the school attendance voicemail or email the school attendance email account by 10 a.m. in order for the absence to be considered “excused.” The phone number for your child’s school is located on the school’s website in the upper right-hand corner. Please note that an email to the classroom teacher will not suffice. Any absent student who has not had a parent contact the attendance office by 10 a.m. (1:40 p.m. for PM Kindergartners) will be marked as “unexcused.”

At what point do I need a doctor’s note for my child?
Legacy Traditional Schools does not require a doctor’s note if a child is absent.

My child needs to sit out of P.E. What is the process?
In the event of medical necessity, students may be excused from physical activity in P.E. class for up to two days per grading period with a parent note. Anything exceeding two days requires a note from a healthcare professional. Students who are excused from physical activity may earn their daily participation points by completing a written assignment in class.

My child has a chronic illness that may result in more missed time than normal. What should I do?
Please contact your school’s health assistant for the necessary paperwork.

What is the policy on tardy students?
Students who are tardy must have a parent/guardian sign them in at the front office and they must receive a tardy slip before going to class. Parents should be aware that tardy students who arrive after a certain time might be marked as absent for half of all of the day in accordance with state instructional minutes guidelines.

How much time does my child have to make up missed assignments due to illness?
All students are provided one week to make up all assignments/assessments that are missed due to absences. This does not include long-term assignments. Work not completed by the assigned due date is considered late and will not be accepted.

I need to pick my child up early for an appointment.
Parents must be ready to present an ID at the front office to verify their identity (Driveline signs will not be accepted as a form of ID). For the safety of the students, and to minimize front office disruption, the school does not allow students to sign out during the last 15 minutes of the school day unless there is an emergency.


After School Activities

When do before- and after-school activities start?
Legacy Kids Care begins on the first day of school.

How do I sign my child up for an after school club?
You can sign your child up for Legacy Kids Care at https://legacy.ce.eleyo.com. Information on after school clubs, hosted on campus by local vendors, will be sent home in the first few weeks of the school year.


Birthdays

Can my child hand out birthday party invitations at school?
It is our policy that students do not distribute invitations to parties on campus. Parents may voluntarily provide their personal contact information to be placed in a public directory for the purpose of invitations, carpooling, classroom events, etc. Parents may request a copy of their child’s classroom directory from the teacher for student contact information.

Am I allowed to send in treats for my child’s birthday?
Since celebrating birthdays is a non-curricular activity, LTS does not allow food or other items to be brought in to celebrate birthdays.

How are birthdays celebrated at Legacy Traditional Schools?
Students’ birthdays are recognized at our Flag Ceremony and by classroom teachers with a small gift. Legacy does not allow food or other items to be brought in to celebrate birthdays.


Homework

My child forgot their homework. What should I do?
Please check your child’s class website. These sites are updated by your child’s teacher weekly and provide an overview of that week’s homework. The website also includes long- and short-term projects, poems and book report deadlines.

How do I access my child’s teacher website?
Parents can access the teacher website by going to your LTS school’s website > For Parents > Resources > Classes & Homework”. The password is your school’s mascot (lowercase) and the school year (2019) – all together with no spaces.

When is the first parent-teacher conference?
The first parent-teacher conference is at the end of the first quarter. Please refer to your school’s calendar, which is available on the school website at Calendars > 2019/20 Academic Year. The calendar has a list of all school events for the year.

My child is struggling with their initial schoolwork. What resources are available?
Legacy teachers are required to offer an hour a week of tutoring. Your child is welcome to join their teacher’s tutoring session, or that of another teacher in that grade level to meet the needs of your schedule.

Are digital copies of the textbooks available?
Yes – most of the copies of our curriculum are digital (with the exception of our K-6 social studies program). Please check with your child’s teacher for information on how to access these resources. Textbooks are also available for check out if students do not have online access at home.

Can I purchase copies of school textbooks to keep at home?
Yes, you may. We also offer textbooks for check out if students do not have access at home.

Where can I purchase phonogram cards?
You can purchase phonogram cards for $16 on your school’s website at For Parents > Student Store > Phonogram Cards.


Medical Concerns

My child has medical concerns, whom should I discuss this with?
Please contact the health aide at your child’s school to discuss any medical concerns.

My child is allergic to nuts (anaphylactic). Who do I need to tell?
Please contact the health aide at your child’s school to discuss any medical concerns.

My child takes a prescription medicine, what do I need to do?
Parents or legal guardians must fill out and sign the “Permission to Administer Medications at School” form. Parent(s) or legal guardian(s) must bring all medications directly to the Health Office. Students are NOT allowed to bring in any medication. This includes any refills on existing medications or over the counter medications.

My child has asthma and needs to use a nebulizer. What is the process for bringing in medicine?
Parents or guardians must fill out and sign the “Permission to Administer Medications at School” form. Parent(s) or guardian(s) must bring all medications directly to the Health Office. Students are NOT allowed to bring in any medication. This includes any refills on existing medications or over the counter medications.

My child is diabetic and needs insulin. What is the process?
Parents or guardians must fill out and sign the “Permission to Administer Medications at School” form. Parent(s) or guardian(s) must bring all medications directly to the Health Office. Students are NOT allowed to bring in any medication. This includes any refills on existing medications or over the counter medications.

Who is allowed to give medication at the school?
Prescription medication and over-the-counter (OTC) medication may be given by the health assistant or another staff member, as delegated by the school principal, during school hours. Students may not self medicate.

My child will be attending LKC, but they have food allergies. Is there a way to ensure they don’t get snacks that will make them ill?
Yes, please contact the LKC coordinator at your child’s school.


Musical Instruments

Does Legacy Traditional Schools have musical instruments for rent?
We recommend that parents contact their local music store to make arrangements to rent an instrument for their child.


Parent Communication

How do Legacy Traditional Schools’ teachers communicate with parents?
Legacy students most frequently communicate with parents via email and a classroom website, which includes information on that week’s homework.

How does Legacy Traditional Schools communicate with parents?
Each Friday, the administrative team sends out an e-newsletter called the Quill. The Quill includes information on upcoming events, a message from the principal as well as the lunch menu for the following week.

I have not received the Quill. Who should I contact?
If you have not received the Quill, please check the following:

  • Step 1: Check the SPAM filter on your email to see if it was incorrectly tagged as spam
  • Step 2: Log into PowerSchool (for Arizona parents) and Infinite Campus (for Nevada parents) to see if your email address is correctly listed, and fix if necessary
  • Step 3: If your email is correct, please contact thequill@legacytraditional.org, and they can check to see if you have inadvertently opted out of school emails.

Please note, only the main email on file will receive the Quill. Additional email addresses will not receive the Quill.


Pick-up Process

How long does Driveline take?
Driveline usually takes just 15 minutes during the school year. Please note, it can take upwards of 30 minutes at a new school for the first few weeks as students and parents become used to the process.

How does Driveline work?
When you come to school to pick up your child, you will enter one of the Driveline lanes. Legacy staff will type your Driveline number (provided on Back to School Night) into a tablet, which will generate a message to your child(s) teacher letting them know their parent is here, and which lane they are in. Generally, by the time your child gathers their belongings and makes their way to the pickup lane, you are there or almost there.

Someone else is picking up my child today. Who do I tell?
Only those adults listed on your child’s Emergency Contact form may pick up your child.

I forgot my Driveline sign. How do I get a replacement?
If you have forgotten your Driveline sign, you will need to go into the school office and provide your driver’s license in order to pick up your child. For a replacement Driveline sign, please contact your school’s registrar.

I need to pick my child up early for an appointment.
Parents must be ready to present an ID at the front office to verify their identity (Driveline signs will not be accepted as a form of ID). For the safety of the students and to minimize front office disruption, the school does not allow students to sign out during the last 15 minutes of the school day unless there is an emergency.

My child is a walker, but I need to pick them up today. What should I do?
It takes 48 hours for our systems to process an update – non-walker now walking, or walker now not walking – so please plan accordingly.

My child will be a walker. How does that work?
Parents must select the unsupervised release option of “bike” or “walk” on the online enrollment form. At dismissal each day, unsupervised release students initial the classroom form and have the teacher initial next to theirs.

What happens if there is an emergency and I need my child to walk home?
In the case of an emergency requiring the student to walk home, parents/guardians must email the front office and the child’s teacher so there is a temporary written release on file.

I didn’t sign my child up as a walker, but they will now be walking home. What do I do?
Changes may be made at any time in the front office however, IT TAKES 48 HOURS for the change to be effective. Unsupervised release students are provided with a school-issued zip tie that is to be placed on their backpack, which allows staff to easily identify walkers.

I pick my child up every day, but I am stuck in traffic. Where will they be?
If you are unable to pick your child up on time, please contact the front office. For the regular school day (including KEEP), students picked up more than 30 minutes after dismissal will be considered a late pick-up. Please note, if we are not able to contact you or the emergency contacts listed, we may be required to call local authorities to assist. Staff is not permitted to transport children to or from school.


School Lunch

Are Legacy Traditional Schools a nut-free zone?
Legacy Traditional Schools are not a nut-free campus, and we do serve nuts during our lunch program.

My child is allergic to nuts (anaphylactic). Who do I need to tell?
Please contact the health aide at your child’s school to discuss any medical concerns.

My child is allergic to nuts (anaphylactic). How is this accommodated?
Depending on the severity of the allergy, Legacy students who are allergic to nuts may eat at a special table in the cafeteria or in the Health Office.

Where can I find the school menu?
The school lunch menu is available on your school’s website at Parent Resources > Cafeteria Menu. The school lunch menu is also included in the Quill each Friday for the following week.

How does my child pay for lunch?
Students can pay for lunch in two ways: either with cash or funds in their school lunch account. Students’ lunch accounts are tied to their Student ID number for easy use.

What does a la carte mean?
A la carte items include cookies, baked chips, and drinks.

What is the cost of student lunches?
Student lunch is $3. It includes our salad bar, a choice of beverage (milk, water or juice), and an entree. Cookies, chips, and Gatorade are not included in a student lunch.

What is the process for qualifying for free and reduced lunch (at schools where it is offered)?
You can apply for Free and Reduced Lunch — at the schools where it is offered — online at https://family.titank12.com/ or by picking up an application in the front office of your child’s school.

How can I check my child’s school lunch account balance?
You can view the funds available in your child’s school lunch account at https://family.titank12.com/

How do I add money into my child’s lunch account?
You can add money online via https://family.titank12.com/ or by dropping off cash or a check into the lunch deposit box at the front office.

How do I stop my child from purchasing extra food?
You can place restrictions on your child’s lunch account by contacting your school’s Food Services Manager.

Are parents allowed to join their children for lunch?
Yes, parents are invited to join their child for lunch. Parents need to be on their child’s Emergency Contact List and present their photo ID.

My child will be attending LKC, but they have food allergies. Is there a way to ensure they don’t get snacks that will make them ill?
Yes, please contact the LKC coordinator at your child’s school.


Sports

My child wants to try out for a sports team. What is the process?
At the beginning of each sport’s season, there is a mandatory parent meeting at which the campus Athletic Director will share the process and dates, etc. for tryouts. (Please note, processes may vary slightly from campus to campus.) Communication regarding the date, time and location of the meeting will be sent out ahead of time.

Do children need to dress out for P.E.?
No. Students at Legacy Traditional Schools do not have to dress out for P.E. Junior High students, if they would like, may dress out for P.E. Dress-out uniforms include pattern-free red, white or blue T-shirts and pattern-free red, black or blue fingertip length gym shorts or athletic pants. Skintight pants are not permitted. And, athletic shoes are required to participate in class.

My child has been ill. Do they need a written excuse for P.E.?
In the event of medical necessity, students may be excused from physical activity in P.E. class for up to two days per grading period with a parent note. Anything exceeding two days requires a note from a healthcare professional. Students who are excused from physical activity may earn their daily participation points by completing a written assignment in class.

What grades can try out for team sports?
All students in junior high (7th and 8th grade) are eligible for school sports teams and may try out. Dependent on interest, some campuses have opened their tryouts for 5th and 6th graders to participate in competitive and intramural teams.


Talking to a Teacher

I need to be transferred to my child’s teacher.
During the school day, teachers are focused on their students and classroom. If you need to reach your child’s teacher, please send them an email as opposed to calling the school.


Uniforms

Where can I purchase my child’s uniform?
Clothing that meets our dress code can be purchased at Walmart, Target or your local department store.


Visitors

Are visitors allowed on campus?
Yes, visitors are allowed on campus! However, all parents and visitors must sign in at the front office, present a photo ID and be listed as an Emergency Contact (or be accompanied by an Emergency Contact) in order to eat lunch with a student or attend Flag Ceremonies, Talent Shows as well as Award and Promotion Ceremonies. Please be advised, Legacy does use the Raptor System. All campus visitors are required to scan their driver’s license, which is then validated against criminal databases.


Volunteering

What is the process for volunteering on campus?
We feel that active parental involvement is critical to the success of our students and schools. To volunteer in the classroom or chaperone a field trip, you must complete a Parent Volunteer Fingerprint Application and pay a fee. Once completed, parents must complete the screening information form (facilitated by Accurate Background), pass a background check and are approved by the administration. This process must be completed every two years. To complete the form and pay the $22 fee, please visit your school’s website > Parent Resources > Parent Volunteers. Or, simply provide a valid fingerprint clearance card.