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Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School
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Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question about our school, our FAQ page is the best place to find the answer. We've provided answers to the questions we are asked most frequently. If you don't find what you need here, we're always happy to answer your questions personally. Just give us a call.


What are the school hours?

Arrival: 7:50-8:05 a.m.
Dismissal: 2:55 p.m.

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What do I need to do if my child will be absent from school?

If your child must miss school, please call the school office on the day of his or her absence before 8:00 a.m. For information about attendance requirements and what qualifies as an excused absence, please refer to our student handbook.

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What if my child requires medication during the school day?

If your child needs to take any medications during the school day, a parent or guardian must submit a physician’s order to the school nurse at the beginning of each school year. An adult must bring the medication to school; students may not transport their medication to school. The medication must be in its original, labeled container.

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Does FSG offer breakfast and lunch?

We operate an excellent nutrition program at our school. Our cafeteria serves breakfast and lunch every school day for a reasonable price. We also participate in the federal free and reduced price lunch program for those who qualify. For more information or to apply for free/reduced meals, please see our district Food Services page.

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Do you provide transportation services?

We are pleased to provide our students with safe, reliable transportation to and from school each day. We consider bus riding a privilege and expect all students to adhere to the rules for their own safety as well as for the safety of others. For information about bus policies, schedules, and routes, please contact Amy Ellis at (814) 773.3146.

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What if my child needs to leave school early?

A parent or guardian must send a note to the main office and at the time of dismissal must sign out and pick up students at the front office.

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How can I get more involved?

We strongly encourage your involvement. Please take the time to introduce yourself to your child’s teacher and let him or her know that you’re interested in getting involved. We also invite you to join the PTO and make your voice heard! Parents can also support their child’s education in some basic ways, including:

  • Encouraging your child to get plenty of sleep 
  • Offering a healthy diet, including a good breakfast (or getting your child to school early enough to eat breakfast in our cafeteria)
  • Helping your child get up in plenty of time for school
  • Providing neat, clean, comfortable clothes
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Do you enforce a dress code at FSG Elementary?

We expect our students to dress in an appropriate manner at all times. Student dress may not present a health or a safety hazard, violate municipal, county, or state law, or present a potential disruption of the educational process. Generally, we do not allow:

  • See-through garments, mesh shirts, bare midriff,  halter tops, tube tops, bare backs, spaghetti straps, shirts that are too tight and/or too small, shirts that reveal undergarments, and tank tops with arm holes exceeding the chest line
  • Clothing that depicts drugs; alcohol; sex; obscene, profane, or lewd language
  • Pajama tops or bottoms
  • Pants that are too tight and/or too small, or low-rise jeans that expose undergarments
  • Spaghetti strap dresses, strapless dresses, or dresses that expose undergarments
  • Shorts that are too tight and/or too small, skirts that expose undergarments, or daisy dukes
  • Bare feet, no socks, heelies, slippers, sandals or open-toed shoes of any kind, flip flops, shower-type shoes, or boots with a 2-inch or more heel
  • Jewelry that can be construed as a weapon, hats, bandanas, ‘do rags, or non-prescription sunglasses
  • Unnatural hair color, including fluorescent color and patterns; hairstyles, or body piercings and body art that is disruptive to the educational process or poses a health or safety hazard. 

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