Campus Hours Campus gates open at 7:15 am. No students are allowed before this time. The elementary instructional day begins at 8:30 am and ends at 2:43 pm. Five (5) hours are allotted for classroom instruction, 15 minutes for recess, and 45 minutes for lunch. Students should be in homeroom at 8:15 am.
Arrival Children must not be dropped off before 7:15 am. When the gates are open at 7:15 am, students who are car riders will exit the vehicles at the drop off area in the main parking lot. Bus riders will also exit the busses at the drop off area. Pedestrians will enter the campus through the pedestrian gate located near the bus stop at the corner of Catalina Lane and Y-Sengsong Road. School personnel will direct pedestrian and vehicular traffic. For safety, everyone is reminded to cooperate with school personnel. When students enter campus, they will proceed to the cafeteria to eat breakfast or go directly to the designated waiting areas. If students will be eating breakfast in the cafeteria, they should arrive on campus between 7:15 am and 7:30 am to have enough time to eat. The exit gate and pedestrian gate will be secured at 8:00 am.
Dismissal To prepare for dismissal and to ensure students’ safety, the main gate will be closed at 2:30 pm. Only authorized vehicles will be allowed to enter the campus. At 2:35 pm, students will be escorted to their designated departure areas. Bus riders will be escorted by school personnel to the bus loading line. All pedestrians will be escorted to the pedestrian gate near the corner of Catalina Lane and Y-Sengsong Road, and school personnel will stop traffic to allow students to cross the street safely. Busses will depart at approximately 3:00 pm or immediately after pedestrians have exited the campus. After the busses depart, the main gate will re-open for vehicular traffic. Students who will be picked up by their parents or guardians will line along the benches that face the parking lot between Rooms 5 to 8. They will be released as parents and guardians arrive. Plaques will be issued to the student’s parents who are car riders to place on their dash board when picking up your child/children. A note must be sent with the child to the homeroom teacher in the morning if there will be a change in the student’s transportation after school. All students must be picked up no later than 3:30 pm, unless they are registered for after school programs.
Walkers Students will line up by the head start classrooms. School personnel will stop traffic to allows students to cross the street safely. Students must have on hand, their walker's pass, which is given by the teacher. A student without a walker's pass will not be allowed to exit the school.
Car Riders Students who will be picked up by their parents or guardians are to line up beside the benches that face the parking lot between Rooms 5 to 8. They will be released as parents arrive. A note must be sent with the child to the teacher in the morning if there will be a change in the student's transportation after school.
Signing Students Out Maria A. Ulloa Elementary School (MAUES) is a closed campus. Once students arrive on campus, they may not leave the school grounds at any time without the permission of the principal or authorized designee. Parents or guardians who need to pull their child out of classes for a doctor’s appointment or other legitimate reason must sign out their child in the Main Office. Office staff will indicate the time the student was pulled out from classes, and parents or guardians will be required to provide a note or doctor’s note to justify the early release. Students will not be released to any person other than the parents, court-appointed guardians, and those authorized adults listed on the Student Emergency Information Form. Therefore, it is critical that parents update this form at the beginning of the school year or any time any information changes.
Procedures for Visitors Pursuant to 17 GCA Ch.7 § 7109 School Property: Unauthorized Entry, all visitors on campus must sign in at the Main Office upon entering the campus and obtain written permission from the principal to remain on campus. Visitors must state their reason for being on campus and then wait for permission from the principal or authorized designee. Visitors will be asked for valid photo identification in order to receive a Visitor’s Pass. Visitors must wear their passes at all times while on campus and then sign out at the Main Office after their visit has ended. Identification will be returned. A person found on campus without written permission shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and may be fined $300, imprisoned for 30 days, or both. Unauthorized visitors found on campus will be detained and referred to the Guam Police Department (GPD) for trespassing. All visitors are responsible for following school board policies and local and federal laws.
Visits by Relatives Parents and guardians are encouraged to visit the school. A visit gives parents and guardians the opportunity to learn about the school’s programs, its practices, and its goals. At no time may students bring to school their siblings, relatives, or friends who are not MAUES students. During special events where a large number of visitors is expected, sign-in stations will be set up where visitors will register and present their identification in order to receive authorization to be present on campus for the event.
Privacy of Student Information The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) holds that schools must have written permission from the parent in order to release any information from a student's education record. However, FERPA allows schools to disclose those records, without consent, to the following parties or under the following conditions (34 CFR 99.31) - School officials with legitimate educational interest; - Other school to which a student is transferring; - Specified officials for audit or evaluation purposes; - Appropriate parties in connection with financial aid to a student; - Organizations conducting certain studies for or on behalf of the school; - Accrediting organizations; - To comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena; - Appropriate official in cases of health and safety emergencies; and - State and local authorities, within a juvenile justice system, pursuant to specific state law. Schools may not release student information to relatives, neighbors, and friends of the family, unless they are court appointed legal guardians of the student.
Updating Student Information Parents are required to update their child's information, ensure that emergency contact numbers are working at all times, and ensure that physical (home) address are documented clearly. Emergencies do happen; therefore, the school must have a quick way to contact parents in an emergency. Parents are also expected to inform the school whenever their child's custody, guardianship, or living arrangement changes. Court documents on restraining order or custody issues will be kept on file in the child's cumulative folder. It is important that students are enrolled in the school of their attendance area. Parents are expected to inform the Main Office if relocating.
Registration When registering student in the Department of Education, parents must present the following: - Child's latest report card - Health record (including the immunization record and record of health exam done within one year of registration) - A document that establishes date of birth (i.e., birth certificate) - Mayor's verification confirming residency and a Guam Power Authority/Guam Waterworks Authority bill confirming address and a map showing the place of residence Registration will be completed when all necessary documents are turned in.
Withdrawal Parents or guardians must notify the school of their intentions to withdraw their child. School personnel will prepare the withdrawal documents, which are usually available to pick up on the student's last day of attendance. Parents or guardians will be informed of any outstanding debt obligations that must be cleared, such as lost/damaged books, library book fines, etc.
Student Attendance Verification A parent's request for Student Attendance Verification will be accepted three working days in advance. Parents may fill out a request at the Main Office, call the school, or send a signed note to the registration clerk. Parents or guardians will be required to see an administrator or teacher if there are concerns about attendance or academics. Student Attendance Verification forms are official documents and must be picked up from the Main Office. Identification will be required.