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Community Strategic Plan (CSP) - Volume I - School Years 2013/14 - 2017/18
Community Strategic Plan (CSP)
Volume I - School Years 2013/14 - 2017/18
DoDEA GradeSpeed - Connecting Teachers, Parents, and Students
DoDEA GradeSpeed
Connecting Teachers, Parents, and Students

Absences, Arrival/Dismissal and Attendance Policy

Absences

Please call the school by 8:30 if you know your child will be absent. 

On the first school day following an absence, students should bring a written excuse to school stating the specific reason for the absence. If you do not send a note with the student, the absence will be coded as unexcused. 

If a student is absent three or more days consecutively, a doctor's note is required.

Arrival/Dismissal Times

Students will be in school from 7:55-2:50 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. On Thursday, the school day will be from 7:55-1:50. 

When students arrive in the morning:

  • Middle School students report to the gym
  • Kindergarten - 2nd grade report to the cafeteria
  • 3rd grade - 5th grade report to the auditorium.

Early Checkout

All students should be checked out no later than 1:50 pm through the front office on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays and no later than 12:50 pm on Thursdays. Your child will be called to the office when you arrive at school. 

Students are not allowed to walk or ride bicycles home during school hours unless signed out and accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

Parents arriving after the early checkout will be asked to wait until students are dismissed to receive their child.

No student will be released to an adult without parent permission.  Parents should include all persons they grant permission to sigh out their child as emergency contacts.

Attendance Policy

Be Here

School attendance is important and in order to receive the best education, students need to Be Here!

DoDEA has implemented a system-wide attendance policy for students in DoDEA schools throughout the world. This new policy is consistent with those found in many public schools throughout the United States. School attendance has been identified as a serious issue for children throughout the country and military children are no exception. 

DoDEA's attendance policy provides specific guidance on attendance and identifies support services for students at-risk for not fulfilling the grade or course requirements. 

Regular school attendance correlates directly with success in academic work, improves social interaction with adults and peers and provides opportunities for important communication between teachers and students. Regular attendance also has a cumulative effect of establishing life-long positive traits — responsibility, determination, respect for rules of society -- that are critical for developing career readiness skills, success in college and in life.

More about DoDEA Attendance

 

Table of Contents
Bully Prevention
 
Campus Safety
 
Cell Phones and Telephone Messages
 
Discipline and Behavior Management
 
Dress Code
 
Homework, Grading and Report Card Procedures
 
Internet Rights and Responsibilities for Students, Staff and Volunteers
 
Maxwell Discipline Policy 2013-2014
 
Parent Communication
 
Student Information
 
Withdrawals and Transfers

 


Parking

Visitors' parking is located in the parking lot in front of the school.

Cars are not permitted to park in front of the building when school buses load and unload children in the mornings and afternoons. Cars are prohibited from parking inside the circle where school buses load and unload students. 

Staff members will be on duty to supervise students that are dropped off and picked up in the mornings and afternoons. 

Please do not leave your car unattended unless you are parked in a designated parking space. 

We must work together to make the parking lot is safe and secure for our students and visitors. We feel confident that together we can accomplish this goal.

Mission

Instill the whole child concept in a 21st century learning environment by educating and empowering our students for a dynamic world.

Vision

To be leaders in 21st century education, preparing and inspiring generations of learners to meet the challenges of the global society.

Core Values

  • Educating the whole child fosters academic, social, physical, and emotional well-being in a safe environment.
  • 21st century learning environments are student-centered, differentiated, stimulating and relevant to help each student realize his or her fullest potential.
  • High-performing educators and leaders make a difference in student success.
  • Family and community partnerships are vital to student success.
  • School culture supports and reinforces healthy lifestyles (mind and body).

Elementary School Goals

Measurement:  All students will improve their measurement skills across the curriculum.

Writing Strategies:  Elementary students will improve their abilities to write in an organized, grade-level appropriate manner.

Middle School Goals

Measurement:  All students will improve their measurement skills across the curriculum.

Reading:  Middle School students will improve their ability to evaluate and extend meaning of text.