Arrival and Dismissal ProceduresMorning ArrivalDoors Open at 7:05 a.m. School begins at 7:30 a.m. Your child is tardy if they are not in the classroom at 7:35. Please make every effort to have your child here on time.
Students should be dropped off in the front of the building and enter through the door closest to gym.If your child needs to eat breakfast, then they will report to the cafeteria.Kindergarten students will report to the Music/Art Room.1st grade students will report to the library.2nd grade students will report to the tables in the cafeteria.3rd, 4th, & 5th grade students will report to the gym.DismissalKindergarten and 1st graders will be dismissed at the front of the school.2nd - 5th grade will be dismissed on the north side of the building.You must stay in your car and in line. We will bring your child to you. Thank you for helping ensure safety for all our Parkview Mavericks.
Tardy PolicyA student is considered tardy if they arrive to school after 7:35 a.m. If that happens the student is required to come into the office to receive a tardy pass. Tardies do count for a student when it comes to perfect attendance or truancy.After 10 tardies a parent will receive a letter from Parkview Elementary explaining the requirements of attendance and/or home visit.
Absences – Excused/Unexcused
A student is only allowed 18 total absences for the year. At which point he/she may be required to bring a doctor note for any absence to be excused.
In order for an absence to be excused with a parent note, the note must be received at school within 72 hours of the absence. Parent notes received after the 72-hour deadline will not change the absence from unexcused to excused.
Medical absences are when a student has a doctor note stating the day they missed. By law, we are not allowed to mark a medical absence without a doctor's note. All doctor notes must have the student's name, the date of the absence, and when they are allowed back to school.
Truancy may be filed after a student misses 10 or more days or parts of days within a six month period without excuse.
The safety and well-being of our students is our first priority. With that in mind, please remember to check in at the school office as you enter the building. A picture ID is required.
Enrolling a Student
To enroll a student, a parent or guardian will need to visit our office and fill out some enrollment forms. Please be prepared to provide home and work phone numbers, physician contact information, and emergency contact information (relative or neighbor). The following records will also need to be brought to the school so that copies can be made:
- Report Card from previous school (if applicable)
- Official birth certificate (not issued by hospital)
- Up-to-date Record of Immunizations (shot record)
- Social Security card
- Proof of residency (e.g., a current electric or water bill showing name and address or housing contract)
- Driver's license of parent or guardian
- Any legal documents pertaining to guardianship
Withdrawing a Student
To withdraw a student, a parent or guardian should contact the Parkview office at least two days prior to the student's last day. This will allow time for the teacher and office to prepare dismissal records, collect school items such as textbooks and library books, and clear any cafeteria accounts. After ensuring that any fees and/or fines have been paid, the parent or guardian will be provided with a form which indicates that the student has been withdrawn that can be used to help enroll the student in the new school. Full records will be sent to the new school upon request from the school.
VolunteersWe welcome and appreciate help from parents or community members, but at the same time we want to maintain a safe environment for our students. Parents or community members who wish to volunteer must fill out a background check application. Once background and references have been checked, a place and time for volunteering will be decided upon by the volunteer and the classroom teacher.
reading to students (must be pre-arranged with the classroom teacher)
shelving books in the library
Parent Involvement Policy
Title I, Part A School-Wide Campus
At Parkview Elementary, we believe student success is related to a strong partnership and communication between the home and school. We believe parents play a key role in the education of their children and should be involved in developing a procedure that will achieve maximum effectiveness to create ties between home and school. The Parkview Parent Involvement Policy is one that is reviewed and edited at least annually in order to remain effective in meeting the needs of all children.
I. Requirement: Involve parents in the joint development of the plan
How Achieved: Notices of meetings, meeting agendas, and minutes reflect parent participation. An interpreter is provided at meetings if requested by the parent. Parents are provided with timely information about meetings, conferences, and school events by:
- Phone System
- Text Message service
- School sign
II. Requirement: Provide coordination, technical assistance, and other support necessary to assist in planning and implementing effective parent involvement activities to improve student academic achievement and school performance
How Achieved: School personnel are primarily responsible for the coordination, assistance, and support of these activities by providing a site and scheduling meetings to be as convenient as possible for parents to attend. Parents are encouraged to attend:
- Meet the Teacher Night
- Curriculum Nights
- Literacy Night
- Math Night
- Parenting Classes
- PTA meetings
III. Requirement: Build the district's and parents' capacity for strong parental involvement
How Achieved: The campus listens to parents’ concerns and suggestions and attempts to respond in a timely manner. Communication between the home and school is vital for strong involvement, and the campus provides various avenues for communication. Parents are encouraged to:
- Phone or email their child’s teachers personally or contact the principal if they have a concern;
- Refer to the school newsletter, phone calls, text messages, sign, and website for upcoming activities and events;
- Log on to the district and campus website for updated and current information; and
- Attend parent-teacher conferences and review progress reports that are sent home prior to regular report cards if a student is having academic problems. Parents are contacted regarding any other areas where a one-on-one discussion is requested by school personnel.
IV. Requirement: Coordinate and integrate Title I Part A parental involvement strategies with parent involvement strategies under other programs, such as the Pre-kindergarten program in our district
How Achieved: Parents with pre-school children may attend school functions, thus allowing these children to become familiar with the school before enrolling in kindergarten
- Round-up and registration for Pre-K and Kindergarten is scheduled each May/June. This early registration allows these children an opportunity to get familiar with their school before the school year begins.
- Pre-K students from the Hafley Development Center were invited for a field trip in the Spring of 2013 to tour the building and experience Kindergarten with our current students.
- Academic screenings for incoming Kindergarten students were offered in the summer of 2013 to allow students to meet a teacher/staff member, provide some basic academic data, and share areas to address with the parent before school started in August.
V. Requirement: Coordinate and integrate Title I Part A Parental Involvement strategies under other federal programs
How Achieved: Parkview Elementary will coordinate and integrate Title I, Part A services with other educational services, such as Pre-K, ESL, Bilingual, Dyslexia, Gifted and Talented, State Compensatory Education, Special Education, and Technology.
VI. Requirement: Conduct, with the involvement of parents, an annual evaluation of the content and effectiveness of the parent involvement policy to aid in improving the academic quality of Title I, Part A schools, including identifying barriers to greater participation by all parents. Parkview Elementary will use the findings of this survey to improve strategies for more effective parent involvement.
How Achieved: Parents and school personnel utilize a survey during the 4th nine-weeks so that parents may evaluate the effectiveness of our parental involvement policy. From this survey, the campus will solicit ideas for improvement and/or additional activities to consider for increased parental involvement. The information shared will be used to plan activities and services for the following school year.
VII. Requirement: Involve parents in the activities of Title I, Part A schools
How Achieved: Parents are encouraged to participate and become involved in the following:
- Read and discuss the student handbook and code of conduct and refer to it as needed.
- Emphasize the importance of education and encourage their child’s participation in school activities.
- Stay informed about their child’s activities by attending parent conferences and other parent meetings.
- Read and sign the parent/student/teacher compact.
- Learn about the curriculum, student support services, and activities offered by the district.
- Complete the application for free/reduced lunch.
- Provide an up-to-date email and phone number at all times.
- Examine assessments their child has taken.
- Become knowledgeable of district and state assessment requirements.
- Monitor their child’s progress and contact teachers, counselor, or principals as needed.
- Call to schedule appointments with school personnel.
- Volunteer at the school.
- Participate in parent organizations such as PTA, which raises money and provides additional programs to support the needs of students and parents in our community.
- Become familiar with federally funded programs, such as Title I, that provide important educational support services for Parkview Elementary.
This parent involvement policy was developed jointly with the school and parents. It is based on the needs of our students and parents and was last reviewed on January 14, 2014. It is available on the school website.