- Front Office: 7:30 a.m.
– 4:30 p.m.
- Morning Pre-Kindergarten 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
- Afternoon Pre-Kindergarten 12:15 – 3:15 p.m.
- Kindergarten – 5th
- 7:55 Students line up outside
- 8:00 Students report to class and prepare
- 8:15 Pledge of Allegiance /Announcements)
- Instructional time begins
All students are to report
directly to the playground or cafeteria no earlier than 7:25 a.m. All parents (visitors) escorting children
to school must use the front entrance.
As per district policy, all visitors are required to sign in. It is campus procedure for all visitors to
wear a visitors badge before proceeding to the classroom. Students may be escorted to class beginning
at 7:55 a.m.
All students will be escorted
by their teacher to a designated location.
Kindergarten and first grade students will be dismissed from the
multi-purpose room. Parents need to
make arrangements to have their children picked up at the appropriate time. Parents are strongly encouraged to take
advantage of the school’s transportation service.
Regular school attendance is
essential for children to make the most of their education. When absent, parents are required to call the
school attendance office directly at 236-2705
or provide written notice of the reason for the absence. The principal or designee will decide whether
an absence is classified as excused or unexcused. The following may be classified as excused
Doctor and Dental
- Religious Holidays
Other reasons that
would merit consideration
A court of law may impose
penalties against the parents if a school-aged student is deliberately not
attending school (unexcused absences of more than 3 days). Students will be provided at least one day to
make up work for each day the student is absent.
Students who arrive to class
after 8:15 a.m. are tardy and must report to the office upon arrival. Students who are tardy disrupt others from learning
and are subject to disciplinary action for excessive tardiness.
The district participates in
the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs and offers students
nutritionally balanced meals daily. Free
and reduced-price meals are available based on financial need. Applications are available in the front
office from the nutrition clerk. The
nutrition clerk will also accept money for pre-paid breakfast and lunch. Breakfast is served at 7:20 a.m. – 8:00
If you are picking up your
child early, please come by the office and sign the student release sheet. Students with 3 or more early releases are
not eligible for perfect attendance recognition at the end of the year. If you are bringing your child late to school
or returning from an appointment, please report to the front office.
Please complete the school’s
emergency card accurately. It is the
parent’s responsibility to keep the emergency card information up-do-date to include
name of doctor, emergency phone numbers, and other health related information. Please contact the school nurse to update any
health and emergency contact information.
Students are to receive a
minimum of two grades in each subject area regardless of the number of days in
the school week. Grades are to reflect
student achievement as defined by the district’s learning target of the week and
will not to be reduced for disciplinary reasons or lack of effort except in
the case of late assignments or academic dishonesty.
Students in Pre-K, K, and 1st
grade will receive a report card every nine weeks. This report card is designed to inform
parents of their child’s mastery level of the Texas Essential Knowledge Skills
(TEKS). E.P.I.S.D. uses a numerical
grading system in grades 2nd – 5th, and will receive a
report card every nine weeks.
A= 90-100 B= 80-89 C= 75-79
D= 70-74 F= 0-69
Questions about grade
calculation should first be discussed with the teacher; if the question is not
resolved, the parent may request a conference with the principal.
Listen to local radio &
T.V. stations during severe weather. The
school district will make an announcement by 6:00 a.m. if school is canceled or
Lost and Found
Clothing found on school
property will be stored in the office. All items
will be discarded at the end of each month.
Please write your child’s name and section number on the inside tag.
All medications must be
clearly labeled in its original container with the student’s name, dosage, and
times for dispensing the medication.
Please contact the nurse for additional details regarding dispensation.
It is school policy for
teachers to arrange for parent conferences when a student’s grade point average
falls below a 75 or their effort or conduct grade is at risk of meeting minimum
standards. If you wish to have a
conference with your child’s teacher please contact the school office to set up a conference. All parent conferences
must be scheduled ahead of time.
Parents are encouraged to join
P.T.A. They sponsor various activities
related to celebrating student academic effort and fundraising. If you would like to join, please contact the
office and they will put you in touch with the membership chairperson. Front
office personnel are not permitted to accept fundraising money.
Student Code of
E.P.I.S.D. Board of Trustees has
adopted the Student Code of Conduct.
This document outlines the district’s policy on discipline, attendance,
dress code, student rights, and behavior expectations. This document is available in Spanish and
English. Every household should have a
copy. If you are missing a copy, please
contact the assistant principal. It is
district policy to ask parents to sign proof of receipt on an annual
Each grade level has a student
supply list. Please stop by the office
to receive a copy.
Telephone (915) 236-2700
It is school’s policy not to
interrupt classes for telephone calls to students or teachers. If you would like to leave a message for your
child or teacher, you must contact the office before 1:00 p.m. If a request is
being made by a parent to change their child’s dismissal routine, a letter or
fax will need to be submitted prior to 1:00 p.m.
Students will not be
allowed to use the telephone during the day. Emergency calls home will be
done by office personnel. Missing
homework, school supplies, etc. does not constitute an emergency.
State approved textbooks are
provided free of charge for each subject or class. Student’s parent or guardian is responsible
for each textbook not returned or damaged by the student.
Families who are moving must
inform the front office with plenty of time to complete necessary
paperwork. Upon completion of the
required paperwork, parents will receive a formal withdrawal notice necessary
to enroll at another school. Official
records will be forwarded to the new school upon request as per state law.
In the interest of promoting
student safety and attempting to ensure that schools are safe and drug free,
district officials may from time to time conduct searches. Such searches are conducted without a warrant
and as permitted by law.
Visitors to the
Parents and community members
are welcome to visit. The length and
frequency of visits may be controlled by the campus principal. All visitors are required to report to the
front office and sign in.
Additional information can be found in the district student handbook