Otto-Eldred Elementary
Otto-Eldred Elementary
Students form the letters O and E with their bodies outside

Frequently Asked Questions

To answer some of your questions as quickly as possible, we’ve compiled a list of those most frequently asked by Otto-Eldred Elementary parents. Be sure to read more throughout this website and in our student handbook so that you’re well-informed and prepared to support your child through a successful educational journey. For more information regarding our PSSA Testing FAQ, please read our PSSA FAQ flyer in its entirety.

How do I register my child for school?

If you're new to the area and want to enroll your child in our school, simply visit our office to fill out the necessary paperwork. When you come, please bring the following documents with you:
  • Your child's birth certificate
  • Your child's immunization records
  • Proof of residency

See our Registration page for more information.

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Is there a bus service available?

Yes, we provide bus services to our students. We consider riding the bus a privilege and expect students to follow bus rules and behave appropriately while riding the bus.

Please refer to our Transportation page for details.

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What should I do if my child must be absent?

If your child must be absent from school, please call the school office at (814) 817-1380, and let us know your child's name and the reason for the absence. When your child returns to school, please send a note explaining the absence.
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When do report cards come out?
We issue report cards on a nine-week basis, four times a year. Back to Top

What is the dress code for Otto-Eldred Elementary?

We expect our students to dress in a way that shows respect for themselves, for others, and for their school. Students may not wear any clothing that distracts from the learning experience. Specifically, we do not allow:
  • Extremely long or extremely short skirts
  • Extremely tight clothing, including Spandex leggings
  • Sheer or low-cut blouses or shirts
  • Tank tops or spaghetti-strap tops 
  • Short shorts or boxer shorts
  • Sleeveless or midriff shirts 
  • Shorts that do not pass the "fingertip-length" test
  • Clothing with offensive or inappropriate symbols, sayings, or advertising
  • Open-toed shoes

We reserve the right to determine whether a student's clothing is appropriate for school. For more details regarding our dress code, please review the student handbook.

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What will happen if my child becomes ill while at school?

If a student becomes ill, we will attempt to notify a parent or guardian promptly, and we will care for the student in our nurse's station until a parent or guardian arrives. Students may not leave school grounds without either a parent or another approved adult (as listed on the student's information form). If the situation is a medical emergency, we will follow standard emergency procedures.
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