Cooper Elementary School 249 Conkey Street Burlington, WI 53105 Phone: 262-763-0180 Fax: 262-763-5384
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Second Grade Christmas Concert
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WELCOME TO COOPER SCHOOL!
The administration and staff of Cooper would like to take this opportunity to welcome you. The information in this website is compiled to help foster student success at Cooper Elementary School. The entire staff is here to assist you with your child's education in working together to build the capacity for lifelong learning. Together we CAN make a difference!
Be Ready, Be Responsible, Be Respectful, & Be Safe Cooper Cougars!
Burlington Area School District and Aramark Food Service would like you to know that breakfast is served every school day at every school. The breakfast program is open to all students and free to those who qualify (if you qualify for lunch, you qualify for breakfast). We know how hectic is can be at home, trying to get the kids out the door on time and fed. Let us help. Breakfast is served from the time the buses arrive to the first bell.
The School Breakfast Program (SBP) will have age-appropriate calorie limits for 3 grade groups (K-5, 6-8, and 9-12). Schools must now offer even more fruit and/or vegetables every day, and students will have to take at least ½ cup of fruit with each breakfast meal.
We are proud to serve your child and encourage you to support our ongoing efforts to improve student health and well-being by participating in our Food Service program. For more information about our menus and programs, please visit www.basd.k12.wi.us and to learn more about healthy school meals visit http://www.fns.usda.gov or www.myhealthyforlife.com. We hope that you and your child have a great year! Please feel free to call Kathleen Combs, Food Service Director, at 262-763-0200 ext 1161 with any questions or comments. Thank you!
AM/PM 4K Pick Up/Drop Off Procedures
Students being dropped off at 8:15 or picked up at 3:20 should follow the procedures listed below. During these times parents will not be able to park in the parking lot.
If your child is leaving at 11:00 or coming at 12:35, parents should be parking in the school parking lot and waiting outside in his/her vehicle or outside by the parking lot doors until the classroom teacher and/or paraprofessional come up to the door. Please do not drop off your child earlier than 12:35 because there will be no one to watch your student. For safety reasons, parents will not be able to walk around, go down to the classroom, or wait for their child inside the building. If you arrive and have business in the building, please report directly to the office and sign in. The paraprofessional and/or classroom teacher will be bringing the children down to the classroom and again will be walking them out to you by the doors.
Thank you for your assistance!
K-4th Grade Pick Up/Drop Off Procedures
To alleviate some of the morning and afternoon congestion, there is no parking directly in front (south side) of the crosswalk on Kendall by the playground to the corner of Kendall and Amanda. This will help to cut down on traffic backing up in the street. You will notice that the curb is painted yellow. Signs are also posted. In addition, students may be dropped off as early as 7:50 a.m. Please do not drop off the children any earlier because there will not be supervision. Upon coming to school, the paraprofessionals will be bringing the children directly into the building. In doing so, parents are asked to drop off their child/children by the curb instead of parking and waiting until they walk up to the building. All children, even safety patrol students should enter the playground doors. Staff members will be helping the children inside the building. Any parent who has business in the building should immediately report to the school office.
At the crosswalks, please make sure you stop and watch for the paraprofessionals crossing children. There have been instances where drivers are not stopping or waiting for the crossing guard to safely get out of traffic before proceeding through the stop signs. Please be aware that the police department will submit tickets to individuals who are parked in the no parking zones, driving through the crosswalks when pedestrians are in the crosswalk, and not pulling over to drop off a student. For safety measures, please do not drop off your child in the middle of the street or have your child cross the street outside a crosswalk. All children should exit their vehicle on the sidewalk side of the street. Please remember that Kendall is also a one-way street during pickup and drop off times. The ultimate goal would be for parents to pull over to the curb, drop off his/her child/children, and then pull away so that there are plenty of spaces for other vehicles to pull in without stopping traffic.
Cooper Elementary School has a unique situation occurring because years ago many more children walked to school. With more students getting a ride to or from school, traffic has become a problem. If at all possible, please have your child/children ride the bus if they are eligible, carpool with other neighbors, walk to school with friends, or park at the Burlington pool and walk to Cooper. Also, please remember that parents should not be dropping off children in the Cooper parking lot. The parking lot is closed from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and again from 2:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. due to buses pulling into the parking lot and children being dropped off that are in a wheelchair. This is even the case on rainy days. All other children should enter through the playground doors. If you have any business in the building between these times, please park across the street from the parking lot on Conkey. If your child is late to school, a parent needs to come into the office and sign in his/her child. Students should not be entering the building when tardy on his/her own. We will continue to try to assist with concerns from parents and adjust our procedures in the best interest of the children at Cooper. In order to ensure a safe environment for all students, we need everyone to help be a part of the solution. Thank you for your assistance with this matter.
Tour Cooper School through the Eyes of a Fourth Grader!
The Burlington Area School District, in accordance with Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and other Federal and State regulations, hereby declares that it is committed to the principle of equal education and employment opportunity and, accordingly, does not discriminate as to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability. Any inquiries or complaints alleging non-compliance with Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 or other Federal and State civil rights or nondiscrimination regulations shall be referred to the Title IX Coordinator of the Burlington Area School District.
Affordable health insurance is available to many Racine and Walworth County families
Does your child have health insurance? Do you? If you answered NO to either question, you are not alone. Many families in our community do not have health insurance for one or all family members.
Fortunately, BadgerCare Plus now offers an affordable health insurance option to Wisconsin families!
BadgerCare Plus is a health insurance program for families and children and covers virtually all children*, regardless of income. Parents may also be eligible for BadgerCare Plus, depending on their income. In addition, BadgerCare Plus also offers coverage for pregnant women, self-employed parents and farmers, and youth aging out of foster care.
BadgerCare Plus has two major health care plans. There are also several limited plans which cover different services, each with different income limits. The plan you’re enrolled in depends on your family’s income. Some plans will have deductibles, copayments and reasonable monthly premiums. You may not have to pay at all, but if you do, the amount you pay depends on your family’s income.
Depending on which health care plan you are enrolled in, BadgerCare Plus maycover services such as:
« Doctor Visits « Hospital Stays and Surgery
« Dental Care « Eye exams
« HealthCheck and Check-ups « Immunizations
« Hearing Services « Prescription Drugs
« Emergency Room Care « Mental Health Services
« Lab Tests and X-rays « Alcohol/Drug Addiction Care
« Family Planning « Prenatal Care
If you or your children do not have insurance, the most important thing to do is apply for BadgerCare Plus!
It is easy to apply for BadgerCare Plus and you can do so through one of the options below.
If you live in Racine County, contact Racine County Human Services Department at (800) 794-7057 or 209 N. Main Street in Burlington, Wisconsin, to learn more about the application process and/or to receive an application.
If you live in Walworth County, contact Walworth County Health and Human Services Department at (262) 741-3200 or (800) 365-1587 or W4051 County Road NN, Elkhorn, Wisconsin to learn about the application process and/or to receive an application.
For additional information about BadgerCare Plus, visitwww.badgercareplus.org
* Children and parents must be U.S. Citizens or are lawfully present immigrants in the U.S.
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