LOWER SCHOOL PARENTS & STUDENTS
School Menus & Student Nutrition
Health & Guidance Office
Arrival and Dismissal
Students are expected to honor the compass traits and respect Tapestry building spaces at all times. Parking lot safety includes use of sidewalks on the perimeter. No students will be admitted to the building prior to 7:15am. Breakfast is provided for students as necessary. No beverages or foods (except water in a clear container or lunch in sealed container) may leave the dining room after breakfast.
Students begin to be dismissed at 3:00pm. Parents who pick up their children will pull around in our parking lot loop and their child will be escorted from their room to the car. Please place your dismissal placard in a prominent location on your dashboard.
After School Clubs
The YMCA of Buffalo/Niagara conducts and after school program which is offered as a service to our Tapestry families for an additional fee.
Some of the Tapestry Charter School club offerings include:
- Chess Club
- Cooking Club
- Coding Club
- Chorus Club
- Dance Company Club
- Girls on the Run
- Irish Classical Theatre Company
- Kindness Club
- Knitting Club
- S.T.E.A.M Club
Tapestry provides access to your child’s food service account, including transactions and balance, his/her attendance record and a school bulletin through the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Use your confidential user name and password to log in to PowerSchool
Please note that each child’s account requires a unique username and password. For security purposes, please do not divulge your log-in information to anyone, including your child. If you have questions about PowerSchool access or have misplaced your log-in information, please contact the school office.
Principal’s Advisory Group
The Principal’s Advisory Group (PAG) serves as a consultative body to assist the principal and administration in making decisions that reflect the interests of parents, faculty, and students. Subcommittees of the PAG have been established to address topics that are considered important by TCS parents/guardians. Community voice is encouraged in such areas as the setting and maintaining of school policies, the hiring of staff, the raising of funds, and the setting of priorities for use of funds. The PAG includes at least two representatives from each of the following groups: parents, students, and faculty, as well as administrative presence.
This year Lower School PAG meetings will immediately follow Community Meetings from 8:45am-9:45am in the lower school office conference room on the following dates:
- September 23rd
- October 21st
- November 18th
- December 16th
- January 13th
- February 10th
- March 16th
- April 27th
- May 18th
- June 25th*
*Start time TBD
Student Led Conferences
Two times during the school year, Tapestry invites students and their families to attend formal conferences. Student-Led Conferences replace the traditional parent/teacher conference and are attended by the student, parent/guardian, crew leader, and other adults the student would like present. The crew teacher facilitates the meeting, but the student is actively engaged in presenting what he/she has learned so far this year.
This year, K-5 Student Led Conferences will be held on:
- November 25th and 26th
- March 12th and 13th
Family Handbook and Code of Conduct
Our family handbook provides essential information about how parents, students, teachers and administrators can work together to support our students and meet both academic and behavioral expectations. It also includes important dates, our Code of Conduct and graduation requirements, as well as other policies, procedure and information.
Tapestry’s Code of Conduct, Behavior Expectations, Interventions and Consequences are in compliance with New York State Discipline Laws and Regulations including Schools Against Violence in Education (SAVE) Law, and Dignity For All Students Act (DASA). Tapestry is committed to teaching, modeling and enforcing high standards of conduct in order to ensure that Tapestry is a safe, healthy learning environment for all students and staff.
To foster child and adolescent health and educational success, the school nurse at Tapestry Charter School will:
- Provide direct care to students: care for injuries and acute illness for all students and long term management of students with special health care needs;
- Provide leadership for the provision of health services;
- Provide screening and referral for health conditions.
- Promote a healthy physical and emotional school environment: monitoring immunizations, ensuring appropriate exclusion for infectious illnesses, mandated state reporting, participate in plan for prevention and management of bullying, disasters, and terrorism events.
- Promote health: provide health information to individual and groups of students through health education classes, assist in developing a health education curriculum.
- Serve in a leadership role for health policies and programs.
- Act as a liaison between school personnel, family, health care professionals, and the community.
Please reach out to our nurse, Sylvia Muldrow, regarding any specific concerns you may have regarding your child’s health. For your family’s convenience, the following Health Office forms are available for download. Forms are also available in the Health Office, upon request.
The Guidance Office provides information and support to students for academic, social, and emotional issues which impact a child’s education. Please reach out to our counselor, Molly Rosinski, with any questions or concerns. Ms. Rosinski can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 716-332-0754.