Procedures & Policies
New Attendance System
1. Need to leave school early (permit to leave)
2. Are arriving to school late
3. Need an absence excused (you can upload a note to excuse the absence).
Please use the following link to access Presidio’s new Online Attendance Form: bit.ly/presidioattendance
Students are expected to be at school every day that school is in session. If a student is absent due to illness, medical/dental appointments, or family emergencies, please call the Attendance Office (415) 750-8442. Please leave your name, student name, homeroom, date, phone number and reason for absence. Also, students must bring a signed note to the Attendance Office on the day the student returns to school. Notes must state the reason for the absence, and include a parent/guardian signature. State law requires the school to call the parent/guardian when students are not in school.
Students are expected to arrive on time! Students will be marked tardy after the 9:35 a.m. second tardy bell. If students arrive during passing period, they must report to the Attendance Office to get a tardy pass before going to class. Late students will not be admitted to class without a pass. Parents/guardians may receive a call home if late students do not check in at the Attendance Office.
PERMIT TO LEAVE
If a student needs to leave school early for a medical/dental appointment, a note must be brought to the attendance office at the beginning of the day before school, 9:00–9:30 a.m., or during Advisory 9:30–9:50 a.m., so that a “permit to leave” can be issued to the student. Please have students check in at the Attendance Office when returning to school from an appointment.
If a student is not feeling well, they should report to the school nurse in Student Services. If a call home is warranted, the nurse will make the call to have the student picked up by a parent/guardian.
A truant is any student absent without a valid excuse for 3 full days in one school year, or tardy or absent for more than a 30 minute period during the school day on 3 occasions in one school year, or a combination of the above. A notification of truancy will be sent to the home after the third absence.
EMERGENCY CARDS (HANDED OUT FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL)
Emergency cards must be filled out completely on BOTH SIDES and SIGNED by parent/guardian. Please include emergency contact names and phone numbers. Please note that the school can only release students to the adult(s) listed on the Emergency card. Parent/Guardian must contact the Attendance Office or an Administrator in order to release their student in case of emergency or illness. Texts or calls to students will not be accepted. Please notify the Educational Placement Center (EPC) at 555 Franklin St. Rm. #100, with changes of address as soon as possible. All address changes require 2 proofs of address and identification. Parents may also complete the Emergency Card in ParentVue, but this does NOT replace the paper copy which must be on file in the Attendance office.
PRESIDIO ATTENDANCE OFFICE Ms. Miller (415) 750-8442 | firstname.lastname@example.org
CELL PHONE USE
Cell phones must be turned off and out of sight during school hours. This also includes lunch time. The phone is to be used only on the way to and from school. It may not be used on school campus at any time except in the case of a major emergency, such as an earthquake.
If a student is NOT to able to follow these rules, the phone WILL be taken away. Guardians will be required to come to campus to pick up the phone. This may result in the student not being able to bring their phone to campus for the rest of the school year.
Students who plan to bring cell phones to school are required to have a signed contract on file. Please see your child's counselor for a copy of this contract.
Please note that Presidio Middle School is not responsible for the loss, theft, or damage to cell phones.
Welcome to Presidio Physical Education, we look forward to having your child in our program this year. In order to prepare for a successful year, students will wear comfortable and appropriate clothing in physical education.
Physical Education Clothing/Supplies
- Presidio PE T-shirt - One t-shirt provided by Presidio PTSA
- Presidio PE T-shorts - One pair of shorts provided by Presidio PTSA
- Student’s FULL name: Last Name, First Name in 2-inch letters printed in black permanent marker on front of shirt and shorts in case of loss.
- Athletic Shoes - Comfortable & supportive (no sandals, heels or boots)
- Spiral single subject notebook and PEN - Black or blue ink
- Sweatshirts - Round neck, no hood; any solid color, the Presidio PE logo sweatshirt is allowed
- Sweatpants - Solid color
Replacement PE clothing can be purchased at the Presidio Shop, www.PresidioShop.com, for pick up before school, at lunch or after school.
- Shirt $15
- Shorts $15
- Sweatshirt $25
- Sweatpants $25
- Cinch bag (for PE clothes) $5
Replacement Presido PE clothing can be purchased in the Student Store, or online here.
- By Check - Please make your check payable to: Presidio PTSA and include Student’s name, PE Teacher, PE period/grade on memo section of check.
- With Cash - Place the exact amount in sealed envelope w/: Student’s name, PE Teacher, PE period/grade
THE PRESIDIO AVID BINDER
What is an AVID Binder at Presidio?
The AVID binder is a school-wide organizational tool to help students maintain notes and school work in one place. Students are expected to maintain a binder at all times.
2-3 inch binder
Zippered, hole punched pencil pouch with (at least) two pencils, two pens, and an eraser
One subject divider for each of a student’s six classes:
Math, Science, English, Social Studies, Elective, PE
Behind each subject divider:
1) Cornell Notes
2) Returned work (Classwork/homework)
Extra binder paper
Note: Once per grading period, evaluate what needs to stay behind each subject area divider so that students can file their work in a classroom or home-based portfolio as necessary.
RAINY DAY PROCEDURES
As the weather starts to change, we would like to let families know about before school and lunch time rainy day procedures. For the safety of our students we ask for increased caution and extra patience as you navigate the increased traffic around school on rainy days.
Students should enter through the gate on 29th Avenue and take shelter either in the breezeway or auditorium.
The auditorium and gym will be open to students on rainy days. Teachers may choose to provide students with a pass to allow them to lunch in the classrooms; this choice is at teacher’s discretion.
HALLOWEEN POLICY AND PROCEDURES
This is just a reminder about appropriate costumes at school. Students are not allowed to wear face paint, masks or fake blood/gore. All costumes must follow the school dress code and may not include any type of imitation weapon. If a costume causes a significant disruption to the learning environment, then a student may be asked to change their attire.
Halloween is not a holiday and the expectation is that teaching and learning will take place in the classroom like any other day.
This page was last updated on August 1, 2023