School Protocols

  • Our school is proud to provide a safe and secure learning environment - an environment that fosters intellectual development, creativity, and friendships.  These protocols and guidelines enable us to create, sustain, and grow this wonderful community at Hollywood Park Elementary School.  Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our School Protocols.

    Click here to view the Hollywood Park Elementary Family Handbook or use the drop down menus below to find more information.

  • Absence Reporting/Policy

    Not Coming to School Today?

    Absences must be reported via the attendance line at 754-323-6252 or written note. The report must come from a parent and give the date(s) of the absence and the reason for it. Parents MUST report these absences within two days following the absences. A note can be sent either the day before or not later than the second day after the absence. Please fell free to email the front office (data processor) your child's absence.

    Attendance Policy 5.5

    1. All students' absences must align with the eight (8) reasons allowed for absences, as outlined in the Attendance Policy and in the Code of Student Conduct.
    2. Parents must state reason (from approved list) for absence when they call in or write a note to report a student's absence.
    3. Absences can only be excused if they correspond with one of the eight (8) allowed reasons.

    Attendance Policy (pdf)

    Política de la atención en español (pdf)

    Comparecimento política Portugues (pdf)

    Politique de assistance dans le Kréyol (pdf)

  • Arrival and Dismissal

    Arrival

    7:40-8:00 a.m.: Breakfast 

    8:00 a.m.: First Bell

    8:08 a.m.: 2-minute Warning Bell

    8:10 a.m.: Classes begin/Tardy Bell

    Supervision of students is not available before 7:40 a.m.

    Dismissal 2:10 p.m.

    Early Release Dismissal 12:10 p.m

    Office Hours 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Faculty Hours 7:40 a.m. - 3:10 p.m.

    All children are expected to leave the school grounds immediately upon dismissal. 

    After 2:20 p.m., parents are considered late and are required to sign our their child in the front office.  Repeated late pick-ups will result in administrative conferences or a referral to the school social worker.

    Early Dismissal

    Early dismissal should be avoided. Per School Board Policy, no child will be released between 1:40 p.m. and 2:10 p.m. We ask that parents make doctor and dentist appointments after school hours when possible. Otherwise, your children will miss activities that cannot be made up the next day.
    Students will be released only to those persons designated on the registration/emergency contact card. Due to security reasons we cannot grant telephone request for students to leave early. All students must be signed out through the school office. These procedures are designed to protect our students. Your help in maintaining a safe environment for our students is greatly appreciated. Please know your child’s grade, teacher’s name, and have your photo identification available when you arrive to remove your child from school during the school day.

  • Discipline

    Discipline

    Hollywood Park Elementary School is a home away from home. As is the case in all homes, there are behaviors that are deemed unacceptable. All students are expected to be courteous to each other and to all adults. They will not be permitted to disrupt the instructional program or interfere with others. Any type of fighting, harassing, threatening others, verbal abuse (arguing with or talking back to staff) or profane language/gestures is unacceptable.
    In order to have a learning atmosphere for all children, rules for proper behavior must prevail. Please discuss and review expected behavior and consequences as listed in the Code of Student Conduct Handbook. It is imperative that you read and sign pages 7, 8, and 9 and return immediately to the classroom teacher. The Discipline Matrix is also included in the Handbook and will be applied to student referrals.
    Additionally, each teacher will have a classroom discipline plan. This plan will be sent home with your child during the first week of school and discussed at Open House.

  • Dress Code

    School uniforms are MANDATORY.

    Logo School T-shirt: white, light blue, or navy blue

    Collared Shirt: white, light blue, or navy blue

    Bottoms: khaki, navy blue, or jeans

    You can purchase Hollywood Park Elementary T-shirts in the front office.

    Youth sizes: $7

    Adult sizes (S, M, L): $9

    Adult size (XL): $10

    Benefits of a Uniform Policy

    Research suggests that school uniforms

    • Improve discipline, self-esteem, and self-respect.
    • Focus the student towards learning.
    • Eliminate the fear of whether their clothing choice will be acceptable to peers.
    • Strengthens school pride. 
    • Help to identify student population from strangers on school grounds.
    • Are cost effective. 

    All children should start wearing their school uniform on the very first day of school this August. Please call us at school if you have any questions or concerns. 

    A parent or guardian may request by mail, or in person, an application for an exemption from the uniform program. Exemption waivers must be completed by the 10th day of the students' enrollment. 

  • Parents and Visitors

    Planning a Visit?

    All visitors, including parents with an appointment, must check into the front office prior to going to any classrooms or other area on campus.  Please bring with you an official photo ID, such as your driver's license, Florida's official state identification card, or a passport. 

  • Pick Up and Drop Off

    Car Pick-Up & Drop-Off

    In order to avoid difficulty in dropping off and picking up children we are asking for your help, assistance, and cooperation.  Our common goal is to ensure your child’s safety.  By following the guidelines and procedures listed below, you will be helping us tremendously in achieving this goal.

    FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR STUDENTS AND STAFF, CELL PHONES ARE NOT TO BE USED IN THE CAR LINE.

    • Only allow your children to exit and enter your vehicle on the curbside. Please do this as quickly as possible so that we can keep the flow of traffic moving.
    • Never leave your vehicle while in the car pick-up area. If you need to park, please pull into a parking space.
    • Never ask your children to walk in front of vehicles while in the car pick-up area.
    • For your child’s safety and to maintain the flow of traffic, car pick-up signs with your child’s name and teacher should be displayed on the front dash.

    School and day care busses will be the ONLY vehicles allowed in the front of the school from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and 1:30-2:30 p.m.  Please do not enter the bus area during that time.

    REMEMBER: Due to end-of-day activities and procedures, early student sign-out must be prior to 1:40 p.m. except for an extreme emergency with administrative approval.

  • Tardiness

    Hollywood Park Elementary School is part of the Broward Truancy Intervention Program. Any child not in their room by 8:10 a.m. must be marked tardy.  Late arrivals must check in the front office before going to class. Promptness is a habit that both home and school must encourage. EVERY EFFORT SHOULD BE MADE TO HAVE YOUR CHILD IN THEIR CLASSROOM ON TIME.

    Please reinforce this responsibility with your child!  Occasionally, there might be an excuse.  A NOTE TO THE SCHOOL IS REQUIRED ON THIS OCCASION.  Student tardies will be tracked and referred to district personnel when deemed habitual.