Ansbach Elementary School's basic discipline is governed by the school's "STAR Code of Conduct" which is reproduced below.
STAR CODE of Conduct
- I will be safe at all times by:
- Walking in the building and to and from the buses
- Using the stairs one step at a time
- Keeping hallways and doors free to traffic
- I will show respect for all others and myself in the school by:
- Always being courteous
- Following the directions given by any staff member
- Using a normal voice inside the building
- I will act responsibly by:
- Taking care of my property.
- Treating school property and the property of others as if it were my own.
- Giving consideration to the environment in and around the building.
- I will try my best in all I do.
Parents and teachers agree that discipline is important for learning. When teachers spend time correcting behavior, they have less time to teach. Good behavior begins at home. Here are ten ways parents can help improve discipline:
- Know and support the school rules
- Show your child you are interested in what he / she does in school. Ask about school activities.
- Talk to teachers about your child's behavior in school.
- Stress the importance of good discipline with your child.
- If discipline problems occur, talk with your child. Ask why she / he is misbehaving and listen to the answer.
Instruction by a teacher takes place primarily in a classroom and is limited by time and location constraints. In order to extend the learning process, both in time and in place, homework is assigned. Homework is defined as work or activities assigned to students by the teacher to do outside-of-class time in order to extend the instructional program for a class or for individual students. Computer access at home is essential for your child's academic program. Assigned homework serves both the teacher and the pupils in the following ways:
- to reinforce skills taught in class
- to increase understanding and retention
- to enrich classroom instruction
- to encourage responsibility
Homework assignments are meant to be reasonable in terms of time and effort requirements placed on students, but they should give students the opportunity to stretch and grow academically. Homework should not be given before the concept or skill has been taught in class and the students have had a chance to practice.
Parents will be contacted if their child is consistently having homework difficulties. By seeing what homework your child is doing, you will be more informed about your child's curriculum at school. Please do not hesitate to contact your child's teacher if there are problems.
How much homework?
The amount of homework will of course be different depending on the age of the child. Listed below is a general guideline for the amount given by each year level. Please bear in mind that these guidelines are not absolutes. The amount will vary nightly. However, if your child seems to be spending a great deal more time doing homework, you should contact the teacher.
- Kindergarten - First Grade 10-20 minutes of daily reading to or with someone
- Second and Third Grade - 20-40 minutes daily
- Fourth Grade- 30-45 minutes daily
- Fifth Grade - 45 -60 minutes daily
- There will be some long-range projects to be completed in 2nd to 5th Grades.
Visitors and Volunteers
Visitors and volunteers are always welcome at the school and are actively encouraged to become involved with the school. Your support and participation provides the school and its pupils with a variety of valuable services in the classroom and throughout the school, thus enriching the programs offered to the children. All volunteers are required to be registered and gain clearance through the office before serving in the classroom or as chaperones on school sponsored trips. When visiting the school, parents may not use the parking lot during bus loading (and unloading). Such actions are extremely hazardous and unsafe for children. The parking lot is closed from 0800 until 0825 and from 1415 to 1445.
Arrival / Dismissal:
Students who walk or are brought to school by parents should arrive at school no earlier than 0805. There is no supervision prior to 0800. Supervision is the responsibility of the parent until 0800. Students will depart from school immediately after dismissal at the end of the day. With prior parent and teacher permission, students may stay after school for activities, detention and special events. Please notify teachers and the main office in writing if a student is deviating from the normal routine after school. Please be familiar with the bus policy.
Ansbach Elementary School expects all members of its population to dress in an appropriate manner that reflects the values of home, school and community. The guiding principles upon which this code was developed are:
- No dress will interfere with the learning process at AES.
Inappropriate dress is defined in the Ansbach Elementary School Student and Parent Handbook on pg. 39.
The school cannot be held responsible for the loss or damage to items of personal property brought onto the premises. Electronic devices to include iPhones, cell phones, iPods, iPads, Kindles, Nooks, and any other electronic device are not allowed at AESChildren should not carry money in school except where required for their lunch and/or school sponsored activities. This should be put in a sealed envelope with the purpose stated on the front.