Granite School District does not provide supervision on elementary school playgrounds before and after school, so it is recommended students arrive at school as close to 8:35 AM as possible. When the bell rings at the end of the day, students should leave the building as quickly as possible. If it is necessary for a student to stay after school, parents will be notified. (Remember: the tardy bell rings at 8:40 AM)
Punctual and regular attendance is very important to school success. If your child will be absent, please call the office (646-4816) on the morning of your child’s absence between 8:15 AM and 9:15 AM. PTA volunteers will call parents of absent students to verify the absence. When your child returns to school, please send a note signed by a parent explaining the absence.
Being on time for school is a positive way to start the day. If a student is late, they are to report to the office to pick up their absentee card. Three tardies are equivalent to one absence.
Communication is an essential part of the education program. It is very important for parents to keep in close contact with their child’s teacher concerning student progress. If you need to talk to your child’s teacher, call the office to arrange a conference time that is convenient for all. Reports about the students progress will be formally held two times this year in an SEP conference.
We support the position that parents should oversee their children’s dress so it is modest, clean, neat and appropriate for the weather conditions. Clothing should also provide protection for the student as he/she engages in the varied activities during the school day. Shorts that are moderate in length and modest are acceptable.
Clothing not permitted includes: short shorts, cut-off jeans, tank tops, halters, crop tops, belly shirts, and T-shirts with inappropriate language. As matter of courtesy and to allow teachers to maintain clear eye contact, hats are not to be worn in the school building. Students choosing to wear hats will have them impounded and will be returned only to the parent upon request.
Food, Drinks, and Gum
All food and drinks are restricted to the cafeteria unless otherwise authorized by the teacher (parties, etc.). GUM IS NOT ALLOWED. As per Board of Health regulations, NO HOME-MADE FOOD OF ANY KIND MAY BE DISTRIBUTED AT THE SCHOOL FOR ANY REASON. ALL FOODS FOR ANY PARTIES, ACTIVITIES, ETC. MUST BE STORE BOUGHT AND PACKAGED.
A drug policy has been established by the Granite Board of Education which states: “The illegal use, possession, distribution, or sale of alcohol, or controlled substances by students is prohibited in all Granite School District schools, on school grounds, at school-sanctioned activities, or when students are being transported in vehicles dispatched by the district. Violations also include student use, possession, distribution or sales of drug paraphernalia, imitation controlled substances or resorting where drugs are being used or possessed.” Students found in violation of this policy are subject to disciplinary procedures.
Granite School District is committed to providing in each school, a safe orderly environment where students, staff, parents and all other people are treated with courtesy and respect. Any form of harassment by staff or students, including any inappropriate verbal, written or physical conduct is strictly prohibited. If you are being harassed, please report it to the principal, teacher or counselor.
Homework is an extension or enhancement of the school day. It usually occurs when a student needs practice to achieve mastery or when an assignment has not been completed during class time. It may also be a supplement to the educational activities currently being taught in the classroom such as reports, research activities, logs, etc. Assignments have the potential to receive full credit if turned in on time. In an effort to enable timely work completion and build good life skills, late work will be accepted at 50% one day late. Some assignments with low scores may be returned to your student for re-working. These assignments are due the following day and have the potential of receiving 80% if received on time.
If a student is absent and misses tests or work assignments, he/she should check with the teacher(s) upon return (work will not be given prior to absence) to determine when the work can be made up and tests re-given. It is the student’s responsibility to initiate and follow through on make-up work. All missing work must be turned in one week from the day returning from the absence. An “M” on the grades report will indicate your student was absent and did not get the work missed in on time.
If it is necessary for a student to leave during the day, please send a note to school indicating the time your child is to leave. The teacher will send the student to the office where the parent will pick up and sign for the student’s release. For the safety of students, telephone calls requesting release cannot be honored. Students will only be released to people named on the registration card. Students are not to leave the school grounds during the day (recess and lunch time included).
Medication administered to any student by school personnel must be accompanied by written permission from the parents and current written instructions from the student’s private physician. The school is not allowed to administer ANY medication without written authorization. Forms to administer medications are available at the office.
Problems arise each year because students bring items that are hazardous to the safety of others or interfere in some way with school procedures. Only items needed for classroom use should be brought to school. Items not needed will be impounded and returned only to the parent upon request.
Safe School Policy
For the safety of student, staff and visitors to your school, the Granite School Board of Education has a strict SCHOOL SAFETY policy. It provides guidelines for dealing with disruptive incidents at school and student activities. The intent of the policy is to give all students the right to attend school and school-sponsored activities without undue concern for their physical safety.
The SCHOOL SAFETY policy establishes procedures and penalties for:
- Any act of violence.
- Possession of any type of weapon (real or look-alike, or pretend) regardless of intents
- Any form of organized gang activity.
- Any type of criminal behavior.
- Destruction or defacement of school property.
Students are permitted to use the telephone when accompanied by a teacher or with a phone pass from an authorized staff member. Phone calls will be allowed for emergency situations only. After school social arrangements need to be made at home.
Parents are invited and are always welcome to visit the school. When a visit is made, please make your purpose and presence known by stopping at the office. We cannot honor requests for relatives, friends and pre-school aged children to visit in the school.
Lost and Found/Identification
Articles that are found should be turned into the office or taken to the “Lost and Found Box”. Students who lose items can check this area for missing articles and if found, claim them at the office. Students’ coats, boots, gloves, lunch boxes, back packs, etc., should be marked for easy identification, this will aid in returning articles.