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Stevens Intermediate School

Frequently Asked Questions

On this page, we’ve compiled the answers to a few of your most frequently asked questions about our school. For more details regarding SIS policies and procedures, we encourage you to refer to our student handbook which can be found under the Parent and Student Quick Links on our Home page. We are also happy to address your questions and concerns over the phone or in person, so please feel free to contact us.


What time does school start and end?

Our school day begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 2:50 p.m.

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What should I do if my child has to miss school?

Punctuality and regular attendance at school is essential for a student’s success. Children who are frequently absent miss irreplaceable discussion and instruction. We do not, however, encourage parents or guardians to send their child to school when his or her attendance would endanger the health of classmates; but students should avoid missing school for reasons other than illness if at all possible. Please see our student handbook for more details on the kinds of symptoms which should prompt you to keep a sick child at home.

In the event a child will be absent from school, we ask parents to notify the school office before 9:00 a.m. We will call the family of any child who is absent but has not notified the school by that time in order ascertain his or her whereabouts.

SIS discourages parents from taking students on vacations during periods when school is in session. Such vacations may disrupt the continuity of a student’s learning and create educational problems. Parents must pre-arrange student absences due to vacations with the administration at least two weeks prior to the absence. This ensures that teachers have time to arrange to send work with the student. The student must make up any assignments, in-class projects, tests, and/or quizzes in a reasonable amount of time upon his or her return. Students may not receive credit for work not turned in.

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What if my child has to leave in the middle of the school day?

In the event you must take your child out of school during the day, please follow this procedure:

  1. Send a note to school that morning informing the teacher of the time you will pick up your child.
  2. Go to the school office and ask the school secretary to have the child report to the office. Sign your child out on the appropriate form in the office.

Please be aware that our school staff will not release any student to leave with an adult other than the parent or guardian without the consent of the parent or guardian.

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My child needs medication during the day. How can I ensure he/she receives it?

While we believe that it’s more desirable for parents to administer medications in the home, we understand that some students need to take medication during school hours. In order to ensure your child receives his or her medication, you will need to comply with the following regulations:

  1. A physician must complete and sign a “Request for Medication Administration” form. We must have it on file in the school office in order for school personnel to act “in loco parentis” in complying with the physician’s written orders.
  2. Parents must bring medication to school in the original container or in a container properly labeled by the pharmacy or physician. This label must include the name of the person who is to take the medication, the name of the medication, dosage, and when the student must take the medication.
  3. Parents must give all medication to the school secretary or school nurse for proper storage during the school day. We require a doctor’s written note on file in the office for inhalers or EpiPens that students carry with them. We do not allow non-prescribed medications in school.
  4. Parents must provide the physician’s name, address, and telephone number in case we need additional information or questions arise.
  5. The school nurse must approve and sign the above-mentioned form prior to the acceptance of medication at school. We ask that you please inform school personnel of potential benefits and side effects of the student’s medication.
  6. In all cases, the school retains the discretion to reject a request for medication administration depending upon individual circumstances.
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Does SIS provide transportation to and from school?

Our school provides bus transportation for all students living more than a mile and a half from school or where a hazardous condition exists. We ask parents to remind their children to behave in a well-disciplined, safety-conscious manner while riding the bus. Drivers are responsible for maintaining good conduct on the bus.


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Can my child eat breakfast/lunch at school?

A breakfast and hot lunch are available at our school at a reasonable price. Students may also purchase milk to have with a sack lunch they bring from home. Students must pay for lunches and milk in advance. Students may pick up applications for free or reduced-price meals in the school office.


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What supplies will my child need?

Students are responsible for the supplies that their teacher deems necessary for a successful classroom experience. You can view supply lists for each grade level on our News page.

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What is Blackboard Connect?

Keeping you informed is a top priority at Stevens Intermediate School. Our district has adopted the Blackboard Connect parent notification system which allows us to send a telephone or e-mail message to you providing important information about school events or emergencies. We anticipate using the Blackboard Connect parent notification system to notify you of school delays or cancellations due to inclement weather, as well as remind you about various events, including report card distribution, open house, field trips, and more.

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How will I know when school has been cancelled due to weather?

In addition to the alerts you will receive through the Blackboard Connect parent notification system noted above, you can hear school closure announcements for the city of Wilmington on FM 105.5 radio.

Keeping you informed is a top priority at Stevens Intermediate School. Our district has adopted the Blackboard Connect parent notification system which allows us to send a telephone or e-mail message to you providing important information about school events or emergencies. We anticipate using the Blackboard Connect parent notification system to notify you of school delays or cancellations due to inclement weather, as well as remind you about various events, including report card distribution, open house, field trips, and more.

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