• Frequently Asked Questions

    When is the first day of school?
    Wednesday, August 14th, but see our full weekly and yearly schedules, see our on-line calendar. For a detailed schedule of activities for the current week, see our newsletter.

    How do I find out about class placement?
    Your child's placement will be posted at Fammatre on or before Tuesday, August 15th at 5:00.  The class assignments will be sent via US Mail.  If your address has changed over the summer, please contact the office. Additional paperwork will be needed if you have moved out of our district attendance area.  If you do not receive your student identification number check with the office.  
    What do I do when my child will be absent from school?
    Call the absentee line at 408-377-5480 ext. 3102. Follow the recorded instructions to leave the required information.
    What do I do if my child is tardy?
    Students who are tardy (defined as one minute late), must sign in at the office and will receive a tardy slip. Students with perpetual tardy issues will receive a letter and a phone call from the principal.
    What do I do if I need to pick up my child early for an appointment?
    Come to the office to let our office staff know that you need to pick up your child. Sign your child out on the sign-out sheet and our staff will call your child's classroom to have them sent to the office.
    What happens if I am late to pick up my child?
    We will try to reach you or an emergency contact on your child's emergency contact sheet. Ten minutes after the final bell, students must be picked up from school. If an unforeseen situation arises and you cannot be at school at the designated time, please call the office and let the school secretary know. We will have your child wait in the office until your arrival.
    What time are students allowed on campus?
    Students may arrive at 8:00 A.M. Supervision begins at this time.
    Where do students go if they arrive early?
    As there is no adequate supervision provided before the 8:00 A.M. bell, please DO NOT drop your child off early.
    Are bicycles, scooters, skateboards, wheelies, etc. allowed on campus?
    Students may ride them to the campus boundary and then must walk them into the school. Bicycles are allowed for grades 3-5. Students must wear helmets AT ALL TIMES while riding. Scooters must be folded. Bikes must be locked up at the bike rack.
    What is the dress code?
    Fammatre's dress code is explained here and in our Student Handbook.
    What do I do if my child forgets his/her homework?
    Call the office and ask to be connected to your child's teacher. Homework can also be dropped off in the office. Our office staff will deliver it to your child's classroom.

    What do I do if my child forgets his/her lunch?
    Drop off your child's lunch in the office. Our office staff will deliver it to your child's classroom.

    Is before and after school daycare available?                                                                                                                  
    Yes. We have the Southwest YMCA program available on site. Contact the office for further information.

    What after-school activities does Fammatre offer?
    Fammatre offers a number of after-school activities such as music, Mad Science & art. Watch the weekly newsletter for details.

    How can I get involved in the school?
    Parent volunteers are a vital part of the Fammatre community. There are many ways to help and be involved in your child's education.  See our Home & School Club website for more information.  Contact your child's teacher to find ways to help volunteer for special events.