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Administrative Hours


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  • 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 Grade
  • 7:55  Students line up outside
  • 8:00  Students report to class and prepare
  • 8:15  Pledge of Allegiance /Announcements)
  •  Instructional time begins

Arrival

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. 

 

Dismissal

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.

 

Attendance & Tardy Policy

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 absences:

  1.      Doctor and Dental Appointments
  2.      Religious Holidays
  3.       Family Emergencies
  4.       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.

 

Breakfast and Lunch

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 a.m.     

 

Early Release & Return

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. 

 

Emergencies

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.   

 

Grading

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. 

 

Inclement Weather

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 delayed.

 

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.

 

Medications

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.

 

Parent Conferences

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. 

 

Parent Teacher Association

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 Conduct

 

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 basis. 

 

Supplies

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.  

 

Textbooks

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. 

 

Withdrawal Procedures

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.

 

Searches

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 School

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