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Student and Parent Handbook

JOHN E. BRYAN ELEMENTARY

A HANDBOOK FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS

(REVISED June 2017)

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

INTRODUCTION

 

PAGE

 

 

 

 

SECTION I

STUDENT ATTENDANCE

 

 

 

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE TIME

 

6

STUDENT ABSENCES

 

6

ATTENDANCE

 

7

TARDIES

 

7

CHECK-OUT PROCEDURES

 

8

STUDENT ILLNESS

 

8

MEDICATION AT SCHOOL

 

8

WITHDRAWALS

 

9

 

 

 

 

SECTION II

STUDENT WELFARE, SAFETY, & SECURITY

 

 

 

BUILDING SECURITY

 

9

PROPERTY

 

9

SAFETY DRILLS

 

9

FIRE DRILLS

 

9

TORNADO DRILLS

 

10

STUDENT SAFETY RULES

 

10

TRANSPORTATION SAFETY RULES

 

10

TRANSPORTED STUDENTS

 

10

MINOR BUS INFRACTIONS

 

10

BUS DISCIPLINE ACTIONS (MINOR)

 

10

BUS DISCIPLINE ACTIONS (MAJOR)

 

10

CAR RIDERS

 

11

STUDENTS WHO WALK TO/FROM

 

11

SAFETY PATROL SQUAD

 

11

STUDENT ACCIDENTS

 

11

VISION AND HEARING TESTS

 

12

VISITORS

 

12

TOBACCO FREE ENVIRONMENT

 

12

 

 

SECTION III

INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM

 

 

 

 

 

LIBRARY

 

13

FIELD TRIPS

 

13

TESTING

 

14

MAKE-UP WORK

 

14

HONOR ROLLS

 

14

JEFCO PROMOTIONAL STANDARDS

 

14

 

 

 

 

SECTION IV

REPORT OF STUDENT PROGRESS

 

 

 

REPORT CARDS

 

15

GRADE ALERTS

 

15

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES

 

15

ASSERTIVE DISCIPLINE

 

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECTION V

FINANCIAL COLLECTION PROCEDURES

 

 

 

 

 

 

SENDING MONEY TO THE SCHOOL

 

15

 

 

 

 

SECTION VI

CHILD NUTRITION

 

 

 

 

LUNCH MONEY

 

16

LUNCH & BREAKFAST PRICES

 

16

LUNCH LOANS

 

16

 

 

 

 

SECTION VII

SCHOOL & HOME COMMUNICATION PLAN

 

 

 

 

NEWSLETTER

EMAIL

SCHOOLCAST

 

17

SCHOOL SIGN

 

17

CONFERENCES

 

17

SCHOOL NOTIFICATION

 

17

MESSAGES

 

18

 

 

 

 

SECTION VIII

PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT

 

 

 

 

PTA

 

18

ROOM MOTHERS (AND FATHERS)

 

18

CLASS PARTIES

 

18

PARENT VOLUNTEERS

 

19

LOST AND FOUND

 

19

 

 

 

 

 

SECTION IX

STUDENT DRESS CODE

19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECTION X

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

 

DAYCARE

 

19

TRACK

 

19

 

SECTION XIII

POLICIES

 

TRANSFERS

 

20

RTI

 

20

BAD CHECK COLLECTION

 

21

 

JOHN E. BRYAN ELEMENTARY

 

HANDBOOK FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS

 

The purpose of this handbook is to provide information for students and parents in an effort to promote an understanding between home and school. The contents will be helpful only if you take the necessary time to read it and discuss the information with your child. Familiarity of the Student-Parent Handbook will serve as an answer for many questions you might have. Please feel free to ask for assistance should there be any section or item that you do not understand.

 

Your cooperation in following the policies and procedures of John E. Bryan Elementary is greatly appreciated. The faculty and staff join you in helping your child reach his/her full potential as a student and as a contributing member of our society.

 

 

 

 

 

JOHN E. BRYAN ELEMENTARY

600 Kimberly Cut Off Road

Morris, AL 35116
www.jefcoed.com/schools/bryan/index.htm

 

 

 

 

Bryan School:

379-2750

Office Hours:

7:30 – 3:30

Lunchroom:

379-2770

School Hours:

7:50 – 3:00 daily

Day Care:

379-2771

 

Fax:

379-2795

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VISION

Bryan Elementary is determined to develop productive, successful, and respectful and self-motivated students.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MISSION STATEMENT

At Bryan Elementary we provide a safe, challenging, fun, educational adventure for all students.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section I

 

 

 STUDENT ATTENDANCE

 

 

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE TIMES (JEFCOED Policy 343.21 (5/28/92)

No student is to enter upon school property more than 45 minutes prior to the official school day or remain on school property more than 30 minutes after the close of the official school day (3:30 pm) unless expressly authorized by the school principal, presently enrolled in an on site school child care program, participating in an authorized extra-curricular school activity or program, or transported to school by school bus.

 

Students may enter the school when the first bus arrives at 7:15 am.

Bus dismiss at 2:45.

Official school day begins at 7:55 am. The tardy bell rings at 7:55 am. Car riders dismiss at 2:50 pm.

 

STUDENT ABSENCES (JEFCOED Policy 43.1)

Because the Jefferson County Board of Education has the responsibility of ensuring that every student between the ages of six and sixteen receives an education, it shall be the policy of the Board to require all school age students under its jurisdiction, except those legally excluded from this requirement as established by state statutes and JCBE POLICY FILE: 441, to attend the public schools of the Jefferson County School System.

 

A student who is absent from school without prior request from parents and permission from the principal or a designee of the principal must present a written explanation of the absence from the parent, guardian, or other person having control of the student to the school officials within 2 days after the absence. A total of seven days absences per semester shall be considered the maximum number of absences allowed for a student to receive credit for a class or course. Decisions regarding more than seven absences per semester may be modified by verified physician’s medical excuses or by verified religious absences.

 

In order to prevent absences from having a negative effect upon the student’s educational progress and to meet the legal requirement that each student receive a minimum of 180 days of instruction, a student shall have the opportunity to make up any examinations or work which occurred during the student’s excused absence. Make-up work should be completed as soon as possible after returning to school. It shall be the responsibility of the student or the student’s parents or guardian to arrange with the teacher to make up work. The teacher may request the students to make up work after school hours. In such cases, a day’s notice shall be given the student to arrange transportation.

 

 

 

 

 

The following are considered excused absences for which make-up work is permissible:

1.     Students too ill to attend school as certified by the physician after 4 days absence.

2.     Inclement weather (as announced by local news media) making it dangerous for students to attend school.

3.     Legal quarantine.

4.     Death in the immediate family.

5.     Emergency condition as determined by superintendent or principal.

6.     Absence with prior written permission of principal or a designee and written consent of parents.

7.     Absence to observe traditional religious holidays of local, national, or international origin. When a student knows in advance that an absence is forthcoming, the student shall ask permission in writing, at least one week prior to the absence, to be excused. Absences for religious events shall be verified by the student’s minister on a form provided by the Student Services Department. The physician’s letterhead shall be the accepted form to verify absence due to illness.

 

 

ATTENDANCE

Regular daily attendance on the part of the child is essential if academic progress is to be made. Financial aid, as well as the number of teachers assigned, is based on A.D.A. (Average Daily Attendance) – NOT on the number enrolled. If a child is seriously ill or if he is absent for more than one day, the school would appreciate being notified by phone.

 

Perfect attendance certificates will be awarded to students who have no absences, no tardies, and no early check outs.

 

Excused trips will be at the principal’s discretion. Notification of a trip should be given to the principal a week prior.

 

TARDIES

PUNCTUALITY is one of the most important lessons that we can teach our children. If we adults make it a practice to be on time, our children observe, and hopefully, strive to develop the habit likewise; however, if we demonstrate permissiveness by allowing ourselves to be late for scheduled events, we teach our children bad habits. It is very important that children arrive at school ON TIME. Students report to the classrooms promptly at 7:55, and it is important that your child be here at that time. Any student arriving after 8:00 is tardy. Many of the plans and priorities for the entire school day are discussed at the beginning of the day. Housekeeping duties such as roll call, lunch count, communication from home, and collection of homework assignments are completed at this time; therefore, if a child comes in late, the entire class is disrupted. In essence, much of your child’s success for the entire day depends on these early morning instructions and activities.

  1. If a child arrives after the tardy bell at 8:00, the parent will be required to come into the office to check the child in at school.
  2. A record of tardies will be kept and will be included in the child’s attendance records.
  3. Excessive tardies will be reported to the Department of Student Services.

i.                6 Unx. Tardies or check-outs= warning letter

ii.              9 Unx. Tardies or check-outs= (1) 1 hour detention session

iii.             12 Unx. Tardies or check-outs = (2) 1 hour detention sessions

iv.             15 Unx. Tardies or check-outs= Early Warning Letter to Student Services

4.       Perfect Attendance Certificates will not be given to students with tardies or early departures.

 

CHECK-OUT PROCEDURES

  1. Parents checking students out of school must sign the student out in the office AND SHOW THEIR I.D.
  2. Permission in written form must be sent by the parent if someone other than the parent is checking out the student.

 

STUDENT ILLNESS

Although school attendance is important, please do not send your child to school if he/she is too ill to be here. Children should never be sent to school with a fever. We must not only protect YOUR

child, but prevent the spread of infection to other students. Should it be determined that your child has a fever or becomes ill during the school day, you will be notified.  Your child must be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school.

 

 

MEDICATION AT SCHOOL

  1. Each student receiving prescribed medication must have a Medication Administration form filled out and signed by the physician and parent/guardian.
  2. Each student receiving nonprescription medication must have an official Prescriber signed by the parent/guardian. (Available in the office).
  3. Medications will not be accepted from a child. The medication must be delivered by the parent/guardian to the office.
  4. Medications in a plastic bag or any container other than the original packaging will not be accepted. Prescription medications will only be accepted in the pharmacy-labeled container. The label should include the student’s name, doctor’s name, name of medication, strength, dosage, time interval, and route. Parents may ask the pharmacist for two containers for the medication with one marked for school. *Nonprescription medications should be in their original container. The parent/guardian should write the student’s name and dosage on the container.
  5. All medications must be provided by parent/guardian.
  6. If your child’s dosage is ½ of a pill, parents must cut the pills in half before sending them to school. School personnel will not be responsible for cutting or crushing pills for students.

 

 

 

 

 

WITHDRAWALS

If a student is transferring to another school, please notify the Bryan School office. All textbooks and library books must be returned to the school before a Transfer Form will be completed. It will be necessary for the parent to pick up the student’s immunization forms. Upon request from the new school, we will forward your child’s records.

 

 

 

 

Section II

STUDENT WELFARE, SAFETY, AND SECURITY

 

BUILDING SECURITY

  1. Bryan Elementary is monitored by the Kimberly Police Department.
  2. All exits essential to comply with fire codes are locked. Panic bars allow exit from these doors during the school day. ALL exits are locked at 3:30 pm daily while the building is being cleaned.
  3. Signs are posted on every entrance directing visitors to the office before visiting in the building.
  4. After-school activities are adequately chaperoned by PTA members and teachers.
  5. Restroom facilities will not be available for activities being held on school grounds after school hours.
  6. The school’s 16 cameras monitor all halls and outside doors.

 

 

 

PROPERTY

In the event of major loss of any item(s), teachers are directed to report this to the school office. An investigation will be conducted as appropriate and reports made.

 

SAFETY DRILLS

Fire Drills are held monthly. Students will be instructed by teachers in proper procedures for these drills. The school bell will ring four times in succession for fire drills.

 

 

Tornado Drills will be held monthly. Students will be instructed by teachers of proper procedures for this drill. The bell will ring 30-40 seconds for a tornado drill. In the event there is a tornado warning, students will be sent to the proper area until an “all-clear” is sounded. Parents are encouraged to park their cars and come into the school until an “all-clear” is sounded. Parents may wait in the same area with their child. Please park so that streets will not be blocked.

STUDENT SAFETY RULES

  1. Upon arrival at school, students must report to assigned area.
  2. Students must not run between vehicles at any time.
  3. Students must not run in the school building or to and from buses or other vehicles.
  4. Students using the playground or gymnasium must be under the direct supervision of an adult at all times. Students may play only in designated areas.
  5. These areas are off limits to students:

Fringe Areas of Playground                                         Parked School Buses/Other Vehicles

Kitchen and Immediate Area                                      All Storage Areas

  1. At dismissal, students must report immediately to buses, other vehicles, or assigned areas.

Students may not return to the school building (classroom) after dismissal except with permission from the office.

  1. Students must obey Jefferson County Board of Education Transportation Rules and

Regulations, as well as all other safety rules.

 

TRANSPORTATION SAFETY RULES

Buses transporting students to Bryan Elementary are assigned from North Jefferson Middle School and Mortimer Jordan High School. The Jefferson County Board of Education Transportation Rules and Regulations require appropriate behavior of all students in order to ensure the safety of others. Failure to behave in an appropriate manner will result in disciplinary action.

 

RULES FOR TRANSPORTED STUDENTS

Every student who utilizes transportation services is subject to the Jefferson County Code of Student Conduct. Failure to comply with the rules may result in an office referral and may result in permanent removal from the bus.

 

MINOR BUS INFRACTIONS:

Refer to Jefferson County Code of Conduct

 

 

 

 

CAR RIDERS

  1. One-way driveways must be observed at all times.
  2. The car line begins on Stroup Lane.
  3. Parents bringing their children to school or picking them up at dismissal time must use the inside lane closest to the school. This lane is used for all cars riders, buses, and daycare vans. Emergency vehicles will use the left hand lane or the outer parking lot lane.
  4. Students should be picked up promptly at dismissal (No later than 3:05 each day).
  5. Teachers and Safety Patrol members will assist in the loading procedures.
  6. Ten cars will be loaded at a time.
  7. Please remind your child to be attentive while waiting in the car line in order to recognize your vehicle as you approach the marked loading points. If your child fails to report to the loading point, you will be asked to pull forward or park in a parking space in order to keep the line moving.
  8. NO PASSING IN THE PICK-UP LANE.
  9. Parents are asked not to park in the lunchroom parking lot during the hours of 7:00-8:30 am and 1:30 – 3:30 pm. NO PARKING IN HANDICAP SPACE WITHOUT A STICKER. POLICE WILL TICKET!
  10. Absolutely NO PARKING across the street in front of the school. Students will not be permitted to cross the street to load.
  11. Vehicles should not park on the white diagonal line at the top of the hill.
  12. “U” turns will not be permitted.
  13. REMEMBER THAT THE SAFEST METHOD IS TO PICK UP YOUR CHILD IN THE CAR LANE AT THE FRONT OF THE BUILDING.
  14. WE ENCOURAGE CAR POOLS TO SAVE TIME AND ELIMINATE TRAFFIC.

 

 

STUDENTS WHO WALK TO AND FROM SCHOOL

Please remind your children that they should follow these instructions:

  1. Walk on the left facing traffic.
  2. Look both ways before crossing the street.
  3. Cross at crosswalks where provided.

 

SAFETY PATROL

The Safety Patrol is made up of several students who have exemplified good behavior as well as performed at or above average academically. These students may be identified by the patrol belt and badge. The purpose of the safety patrol is to assist in promoting safety precautions for our students. Please cooperate, and encourage your child to cooperate also, with the patrols.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VISION AND HEARING TESTS

Through the cooperation of the PTA, vision and hearing tests are administered in the fall of each year. Should these screening tests indicate that your child needs further examination, you will be notified. Your cooperation in a follow-up of these tests is requested. Please report results of testing to the school. Every year we find several children who need glasses, and the parents have been grateful for this service.

 

 


VISITORS

  1. Loitering on the school grounds will not be permitted.
  2. Visitors will be required to sign in and wear a visitor’s pass.
  3. Parent volunteers will be issued a visitor’s pass before going to the classrooms or other areas in the building.
  4. Wheeled vehicles such as bikes, 4-wheelers, and skateboards will not be allowed on school grounds.

 

TOBACCO FREE ENVIRONMENT

Smoking and other tobacco use is prohibited on school grounds. THIS APPLIES TO EMPLOYEES, STUDENTS, AND VISITORS. (JEFCOED Policy 574/653)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section III

INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM

 

LIBRARY

Bryan Elementary is proud of its library and the excellent work being done by our librarian, the PTA library chairperson, and the PTA volunteer workers. Books may be checked out for one week at a time and renewed as necessary. Parents can be helpful by seeing that books are returned on time. If a student loses a book, he/she will be given four weeks in which to find it or pay for its replacement.

 

FIELD TRIPS

  1. Field trips must meet instructional objectives and arrangements made by the classroom teacher.
  2. Field trips are approved in advance by the principal and the Jefferson County Board of Education.
  3. Each student must have the county trip permit signed in advance by his/her parent giving permission for the trip.
  4. The cost of the trip, including transportation, must be paid by each individual going on the trip.
  5. PRESCHOOLERS AND/OR STUDENTS IN OTHER GRADES MAY NOT GO ON FIELD TRIPS WITH BROTHERS OR SISTERS!!!!
  6. Parents chaperoning field trips may NOT carry younger students.
  7. Each adult will be assigned students by the teacher and will be responsible for this group.
  8. Students will not be permitted to travel in private vehicles. STUDENTS MUST RIDE THE BUS BACK TO THE SCHOOL.
  9. Transportations will be provided by county buses or commercial buses (expenses to be paid by students going on the field trip).

 

 

 

 

 

 

TESTING

Teachers will schedule tests on a regular basis during the nine weeks. Tests will be sent home to parents on a regular basis, preferably weekly. Teachers may ask that test be signed and returned.

 

 

MAKE-UP WORK

Each student who has an excused absence will be allowed to make up work at full value. The length of time for make-up should be determined in the following manner: If the student is absent one day, he/she should have two days to make up work. If he/she is absent two days, he/she will have four days to make up work. Begin counting on the day the student returns. If there is an exception to this rule, it must come through the principal’s office. Teachers will make every effort to notify students if they missed tests or homework and to work out a time when the work can be made up.

 

HONOR ROLLS

  1. Students receiving all A’s will be placed on the A Honor Roll.
  2. Students receiving A’s and B’s will be placed on the A-B Honor Roll.

 

 

JEFFERSON CO. PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM PROMOTIONAL STANDARDS

KINDERGARTEN—(1) Master academic readiness, social, and physical skills designated in Jefferson County Curriculum Guidelines.

GRADES 1-5 –To be promoted to the next grade must: (1) Comply with JEFCOED Attendance Policy. (2) Earn passing grades in all subjects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section IV

REPORT OF STUDENT PROGRESS

 

REPORT CARDS

Report cards for K-5 will be sent on the week following the end of the grading period.

 

GRADE ALERTS

Grade alerts will be sent home at each mid-week grading period.

 

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES

Two conferences a year. 1st 9 weeks and 4th 9weeks.

Conferences may be requested by the teacher or the parent. Conferences must be scheduled before or after school, or during the teacher’s plan time. Conferences will not be scheduled during instructional time.

 

POSITIVE BEHAVIOR SUPPORT

The school-wide discipline plan used at our school involves parent notification concerning student behavior. Students will be praised for positive notices received from their teachers. Notices or phone call informing you of your child’s inappropriate behavior should result in corrective measures.  ALL DISCIPLINARY WRITTEN NOTICES MUST BE SIGNED AND RETURNED THE FOLLOWING DAY.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section V

FINANCIAL COLLECTION PROCEDURES

 

 

SENDING MONEY TO THE SCHOOL

Parents are requested to follow these guidelines:

  1. Money and checks should be placed in an envelope with the child’s name written on the front of the envelope.
  2. Checks should be made to Bryan Elementary unless specified otherwise and contain your phone number.
  3. Separate checks should be written for each project (lunch money should not be included in the check for field trips, etc.)
  4. Separate checks should be written for each child in the family (For example—Each child in a family should bring his/her own check for lunch money, picture money, etc.)
  5. The purpose of the request in Items 3 and 4 is to assure that receipts are written so that each child receives proper credit by the individual teachers and departments. Your cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated.
  6. Checks with insufficient funds will be turned over to a collection agency.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section VI

CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAM

 

The meals at Bryan School are planned under the direction of a trained child nutritionist. Both breakfast and lunch are served. The meals are carefully planned to provide at least one-third of the child’s daily nutritional needs. If children would like, they may bring their lunches from home, but we do request NO breakable thermos bottles, bottled drinks, or canned drinks to be brought to school. Application for free and reduced price meals will be sent home the first day of school. All eligible persons are encouraged to complete the application and return it to school immediately. Parents eating lunch at school are requested to send a note by their child. The classroom teacher will send the note to the lunchroom with the morning lunch count so adequate amounts of food may be prepared. NO FOOD FROM FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS IS ALLOWED IN THE LUNCHROOM.

 

LUNCH MONEY

  1. All lunch money is handled by the lunchroom staff.
  2. The lunchroom manager will receive for the entire week on Monday mornings.
  3. Students paying for one day ONLY will pay as they go through the line. In an effort to improve the accounting system that is used in our lunch program, and to keep interference in the instructional program minimal, we need assistance.

    

      You can help us tremendously by adhering to the following procedures concerning payment of

      your child’s lunches:

  1. Please purchase your child’s lunches for the entire week. (This will eliminate chances of your

child forgetting or losing his/her lunch money. In addition, your child will not have to be disturbed each day to discuss lunch plans).

  1. Make each check for ONE CHILD ONLY, and do not include payment for other school items.
  2. Parents can pay for lunches online by setting up an account at: www.Paypams.com         

 

 

LUNCH AND BREAKFAST PRICES:

 

BREAKFAST

DAILY

WEEKLY

LUNCH

DAILY

WEEKLY

REGULAR

$1.20

$5.25

REGULAR

$2.25

$11.25

REDUCED

$ .30

$1.50

REDUCED

$ .40

$2.00

 

 

 

MILK

$ .30

 

                 

LUNCH LOANS—THE LUNCHROOM DOES NOT CHARGE LUNCHES.

If no money is available in the student’s lunch account for the day, the student will receive a sandwich, milk, and fruit for lunch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section VII

SCHOOL AND HOME COMMUNICATION PLAN

 

EMAIL

Please provide us with your most current email address for class, grade level, or school-wide announcements.

 

SCHOOL MESSENGER

Rapid Alert & Notification System is a state-of-the-art computer/telephone system used by Jefferson County schools. Literally thousands of parents, faculty members, and other emergency contacts can be reached within moments of a closing or early dismissal decision being made.

 

Each student will be given a username and password.

 

School Messenger will be used to contact parents during weather events, school closings, emergency situations, cancellations or event changes, and general announcements.

 

CONFERENCES

We encourage parent/teacher conferences to discuss student progress or student behavior. The principal also is available to discuss school matters with you as the need arises. Conferences dates and times may be arranged by sending a note to the teacher or by phoning the office to make the arrangements. Conferences will be scheduled before or after school, or during the teacher’s plan period.

 

SCHOOL NOTIFICATIONS

Please read all notices sent home by the teachers or the office. Notices often require the signature of the parent. This procedure is used to confirm that you received the notification.

 

 

MESSAGES

We realize that emergencies arise occasionally which necessitates a message to or from a parent. The school is happy to cooperate; however, delivering these messages or arranging for your child to call home becomes very time consuming. Please note the following:

  1. Parents are encouraged to discuss the next day’s school plans with their child each evening. Materials, communication notices, and personal belongings should be located and made available for the next day.
  2. Please make definite plans concerning transportation. Should an emergency arise which requires a change in the plan for your child’s ride home, the school office must be notified by 2:00 pm.
  3. STUDENTS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO CALL HOME TO GET PERMISSION TO GO HOME WITH ANOTHER STUDENT.

 

Section VIII

PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT

     PTA

     Objectives of Parent-Teacher Associations in Membership with the National Congress of Parents

     And Teacher.

1.     To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, and community.

2.     To raise the standards of home life.

3.     To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth.

4.     To bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth.

5.     To develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social, and spiritual education.

 

 

     The John E. Bryan PTA is a unique organization that strives to assist and enhance the total

     school program. The contributions and assistance that has been given during the past years is

     very evident throughout the school. The PTA is devoted to strongly encouraged to become        

     members of the PTA.

 

 

     CLASS PARTIES

     Room parents will be asked to assist with class parties.

1.     Each class will be allowed 2 parties per year.

2.     The party must not exceed 1 hour.

3.     Teachers will assist the room parents in planning the Christmas party.

4.     Simplicity is encouraged.

5.     NO SIBLINGS ARE ALLOWED AT THE PARTIES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PARENT VOLUNTEERS

Parent volunteers are often requested by teachers. The effort of parent volunteers is greatly appreciated. Parent volunteers should register in the office and receive proper identification passes.

 

LOST AND FOUND

Please label, with your child’s name, all jackets, coats, sweaters, etc. Lunch kits, book bags, and satchels should be labeled also. All lost and found articles are turned in to the office and stored in bins near the gym entrance. Remind your child to look through the lost and found bins for missing garments. At the end of the school year, any remaining clothing is given to charity.

 

 


Section IX

STUDENT DRESS CODE

Please refer to the Jefferson County Code of Conduct for dress code guidelines.

 

 

Section X

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

 

DAY CARE

Day care services are available for Morning Care and After School Care. The hours are as follows:

MORNING CARE 6:30 – 7:15 AM             AFTER SCHOOL CARE 3:00 – 6:00 PM

The Day Care Program is sponsored by the Community School. For information, you may call our office or the Community School office (379-5681).

 

TRACK

Please observe the following rules when using the walking track:

  1. STUDENTS ONLY during school hours.
  2. Children must have adult supervision.
  3. The track will be open until 10:00 PM.
  4. No motorized vehicles are allowed.
  5. No wheeled vehicles are allowed (bicycles, tricycles, Big Wheels, skate boards, scooters, etc.)
  6. Visitors should park on graveled area near the gym. Please do not park on grass along the fence.
  7. Children will not be permitted to ride bikes, skateboards, or other wheeled vehicles on school grounds at any time. This definitely includes 4-wheelers. The playground and grassy areas out back are strictly off limits for wheeled vehicles.
  8. No Dogs Allowed!
  9. Please be sure to pick up your trash and place in the provided trash cans.
  10. Remember to take your personal belongings upon your departure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRANSFERS

 

JCBE/POLICY FILE: 433

Approved: 6/20/74  Revised: 5/26/77 Revised: 5/29/81

The Jefferson County Board of Education is delegated the authority and responsibility for the assignment, transfer and continuance of all students within its jurisdiction between the ages of six and twenty-one in compliance with the CODE OF ALABAMA, 16-28-3.

The superintendent of education shall exercise the authority and responsibility of the Jefferson County Board of Education relative to the assignment, transfer and continuance of students within all its schools.

His decisions, including original and all other admissions to the school system, are subject to review and supervision by the Board.

The superintendent or a designee, the director of Student Services, is authorized to determine the particular school to be attended by each child applying for assignment or transfer. A child cannot be enrolled in a school until he/she has been assigned thereto by the superintendent or a designee of the superintendent.

THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS JUNE 1 OF EACH YEAR.

 

SectionXII

Jefferson County Schools RTI

(Response To Instruction)

 

General Description:

 

RTI is a framework that combines core instruction and on-going formative assessment, progress monitoring, and intervention/acceleration within a three-tiered system of support to maximize student achievement and reduce behavior problems.

 

Through implementation of RTI, teachers identify students’ academic and behavioral needs. Following identification, teacher teams, and school monitor students’ progress through the use of problem-solving and data-based decision making to provide research-based interventions. Based on the students’ responses, the intensity of these interventions is adjusted to improve student skills.

 

RTI is the required first step in identifying students for referrals for special education testing.

 

 

 

 

 

Bad Check Collection

 

ATTENTION CHECK WRITERS!!!

 

WE GLADLY ACCEPT YOUR CHECKS.

 

WHEN YOU PROVIDE A CHECK AS PAYMENT, YOU AUTHORIZE US TO USE INFORMATION FROM THE CHECK TO MAKE A ONE-TIME ELECTRONIC FUND TRANSFER FROM YOUR ACCOUNT, OR TO PROCESS THE PAYMENT AS A CHECK TRANSACTION.

 

YOU AUTHORIZE US TO COLLECT A FEE THROUGH ELECTRONIC FUND TRANSFER FROM YOUR ACCOUNT IF YOUR PAYMENT IS RETURNED UNPAID.

 

Please include the following on all checks written to Bryan Elementary:

·     Full name

·     Address (No P.O. Boxes)

·     Home Phone # plus Area Code

·     Work Phone # plus Area Code

·     Driver’s License # plus State