The following are guidelines for the 2012-13 school year.
As a parent/guardian, you are an important member of your child's educational team. As such, you are responsible for the welfare of your child and for making decisions which will enhance his/her educational process by:
1. Ensuring that your child attends school regularly.
2. Being informed about school events and activities.
3. Volunteering whenever possible.
4. Informing the teacher of special needs your child may have.
5. Asking questions, sharing your ideas.
6. Becoming an active partner in the learning process by practicing and
reviewing school work at home with your child.
Students are expected to be in school every day. Regular and punctual attendance is important for continuity in the school program and improvement of academic skills.
|ARRIVAL TIME for School:|
All classes begin at 8:50 a.m. (except for p.m. Kindergarten which begins at 12:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11:25 a.m. on Friday). Students are not to arrive at school before 8:40 a.m. except when participating in a school-related activity (i.e. string instrument, choir, student council, breakfast program, etc.). We do not provide outside supervision before the start of the regular school day (8:50 a.m.). Please do not allow children to arrive at school before the designated time.
Before sending your child to school each day, please be sure that he/she is well enough to be in school. We have no provisions for caring for sick children. In the event that your child becomes ill or has an accident while at school, you or the adults you designate will be notified immediately. Please be sure to supply the emergency information required on the registration card and maintain it currently throughout the year.
Please send a note to school anytime your child is recuperating from an illness requiring that his/her school activities be restricted.
If your child must be absent, please telephone the office by 9:15 a.m. We strongly discourage scheduling appointments for doctors, dentists, etc. during the school time. If there is no recourse, have the child attend school until the time necessary to timely arrive at the appointment and, if school is still in session, return the child to school immediately after the appointment.
Leaving School Grounds During Regular Hours:
Any child who leaves school during regular school hours must be released through the office. No student will be excused during school time, except on the personal or written request of the parent or guardian. This includes children who are ill, who have doctor's or dentist's appointments, who are going home for lunch, or whose release is requested by the parents. In all cases, the parent will assume responsibility for the child who is excused during school hours.
Use of the telephone by students is limited to emergency situations. After school arrangements must be made at home.
Our school cannot be responsible, legally or practically, for taking care of children who are not registered as Eagle Bay Elementary students. Please make other arrangements for visiting school-age relatives, friends, etc.
Experience has shown that student dress influences the learning environment. Students should wear clothes that are clean, modest, and appropriate for school.
NOT PERMITTED--short shorts, hats, athletic shorts, mini-skirts, bare shoulders and midriffs, tank tops, tops or dresses without a capped edge (needs to have sleeves), halter tops, and very baggy pants. Shorts and skirts shall extend to at least 3 inches above the knee. Clothing associated with gangs or which advertises any substance which a student cannot legally possess or use shall not be worn. For safety reasons, students are also discouraged from wearing thong-like shoes or high-heeled shoes while using the playground. Bare or stocking feet and slippers are not allowed.
Since the school program calls for outside activities on practically every day, we encourage you to see that your child(ren) dress appropriately for the weather (i.e. wear coats, boots, gloves and hats or umbrellas on cold days when it is raining, snowing, etc.). Children will have limited or no outside activities if there are unusually cold or wet conditions, but they should always come prepared to go outside.
All clothing items should be marked with the child's full name. This will greatly help in returning lost items.
Students are strongly discouraged from bringing toys, radios, electronic games, cards, pogs, walkie talkies, pagers, cell phones, candy, gum, etc. to school. These items and anything like them disrupt the real purpose of school. Students may not ride skateboards, scooters nor roller blades on school property at any time. Teachers may take nuisance items away and only return them to a parent.
Desired Behaviors & Attitudes:
Academic Excellence:Personal Responsibility:
Complete assignments on time Right your wrongs
Listen attentively Do work on time
Stay on task Be honest
Display a cooperative attitude Accept consequences for actions
Display steady improvement/effort Follow school rules
Follow directions the first time
Respect: Kindness and Caring:
People (self and others) Use a respectful, kind, & appropriate voice
Property (personal and school) Help each other - find ways to help
Learning time = Quiet in common areas Find the good in others/Give compliments
Listen attentively Use kind words (no put downs)
Think of others
|In the Halls:|
1. Walking is always expected inside the building. Running, skipping, or hopping are not permitted inside the building.
2. The bouncing of balls and use of other playground equipment is not permitted in the building, except under the supervision of an adult.
In the Bathrooms:
1. Restrooms may not be used as a place for socializing, playing, or hiding.
1. Students will not be allowed inside the building before school unless the students are in a structured program (i.e. chorus, breakfast, etc.).
2. Students eating breakfast will enter and exit the building in the morning through the west door.
3. On very cold or inclement weather mornings, students will be invited by the office into the common area of each house respectively to wait for the morning bell.
4. Students will line up at their designated entrances before school and after recess and enter the building when directed by a teacher.
5. Students waiting for siblings or friends after school need to meet outside. Students will not be allowed to wait by the grade-level houses.
6. Parents must check children out of school in the office. Students who are checking out need a note from a parent which they present to the office as they leave the school.
In the Lunchroom:
1. Conversation tones should be used when socializing. Noise levels should be similar to that in a restaurant.
2. Students should eat at least three items including juice or milk.
3. Students may not take food from other students or trade food.
4. Walking is always expected inside the lunchroom.
5. Students should remove their own tray and garbage.
6. Food fights will not be tolerated.
7. Use of best table manners is expected.
On the Playground:
1. Conflicts should be resolved without fighting. Fighting on the school grounds will not be tolerated. There is a "Zero Tolerance" policy on fighting. Fighting will result in suspension.
2. Students may not ride bikes on the school grounds. Bikes should be secured in the bike racks.
3. Skateboards and rollerblades are not allowed on school grounds.
4. Snowballs are absolutely not allowed on the school grounds.
At an Assembly:
1. Students will walk quietly and orderly while carrying or pulling their chairs.
2. Students will respond appropriately with clapping. Yelling, booing or whistling is not permitted during assemblies.
Rewards for Good Behavior:
Eagle Wings" will be awarded to students meeting the following criteria each term:
1. Respect for self, others and property
2. Responsibility by turning in all work on time
3. Timely attendance
4. Their best personal effort
Homework is a cost effective instructional technique which has the purposes of developing study skills and habits, strengthening basic skills, and promoting skill integration. Students achievement can be raised when assigned homework adheres to the following principles:
Homework should be an extension of in-class learning and should be at the student's independent learning level.
Assignments not completed when sufficient time has been given in class may be required as homework.
The amount and purpose of homework should suit the ability level of the student.
Generally, 10-minutes per grade cummulatively is recommended for daily homework assignments.
Homework should not be assigned as punishment for should it be removed as a reward.
Homework assignments over holidays should be avoided.
Homework will not be preassigned in the case of vacations. The child should check with his/her teacher upon returning to receive any missed assignments. A reasonable amount of time for completion of missed work will be established between teacher and student.
For more homework information, visit the District's website at www.davis.k12.ut.us, Recent Projects: Homework Study.
Breakfast and Lunch Program:
Kitchen Manager: Sherie Jeppesen
Hot lunch is available each day for anyone wishing to purchase it. The charge is as follows:
Breakfast: Student $1.10, Student Reduced $ .30,
Lunch: Student $1.60, Student Reduced $0.40,
Extra Milk: (for all): $0.30
Davis Nutrition Services requires advance payment for school meals. There are four payment options: cash, check, credit card, and automated monthly check debits. All lunch money should be sent directly to: Nutrition Service, Bldg. G4 Freeport, PO Box 160485, Clearfield, Utah, 84015. Money sent to school will be routed to the central office, creating a delay in processing. Please include your child's name, school, and student number on checks. If your check is for more than one student, please indicate the specific amount for each child. To use a credit card, please call 402-7643 ($25.00 minimum and $2.00 processing fee).
Forms for Reduced Lunch/Breakfast are available in the office for households which meet Federal income guidelines and wish to apply. If the student who qualifies brings a sack lunch and wants milk, the milk must be purchased because it does not qualify under Federal guidelines for free or reduced cost.
Safety At School:
Children needing to take prescription medicine during the day must have written permission by a doctor and the parents. Please check with the office for a medication permission form. All containers must be original pharmacy containers and have a current photo of the student attached for identification purposes.
District policy does not prohibit a student from carrying his/her own medication to school in instances where the student's maturity level is such that he/she could reasonably be expected to appropriately administer the medication on his/her own. In such instances, the student may carry one inhaler or one day's dosage of medication on their person. Any misuse of such medication by the student may be subject to disciplinary action under the District's Safe and Orderly Schools Policy.
Severe Weather Policy:
School is always in session unless the weather makes it impossible. On doubtful mornings, please tune in and listen to local news. Davis School District may implement a late start program which for our school will be 10:50 a.m. School will dismiss at the regular time. If, during the day, weather factors dictate school closure earlier than the regular scheduled time, radio and T.V. stations will be notified. Families should establish alternative procedures for handling emergency early dismissal.
We hold regular drills to teach children to respond calmly in the event of an emergency. Fire drills are held eight (8) times a year, and an earthquake drill is held yearly. Evacuation plans are posted in each room showing how to exit the building. Each class has a designated area outside, a safe distance from the school, which is their meeting place.
Safe and Orderly Schools Policy:
It is the policy of the Davis County School District and Eagle Bay Elementary to promote a safe and orderly school environment for all students and employees. Criminal acts or disruptive behavior of any kind will not be tolerated and any individual who engages in such activity will be subject to school disciplinary action, prosecution, or both. In determining appropriate discipline, school officials will consider the totality of the circumstances, including the severity of the offense, as well as the individual's age, disability status, intent, academic status, and prior disciplinary record.
Search and Seizure:
School officials have the authority to search a student's person, personal property, or vehicle when they have reasonable suspicion to believe the search will turn up evidence that the student has violated or is violating a particular law or school rule.
Students may be suspended, expelled, or excluded for frequent, flagrant, or willful disobedience, defiance of proper authority, or disruptive behavior, including but not limited to fighting, gang activity, noncompliance with school dress code, frequent or flagrant use of profanity, or other unreasonable and substantial disruption of a class, activity, or other function of the school.
Students will be suspended, expelled, or excluded for committing any of the following school-related serious violations: 1) selling, controlling, possessing, distributing, or using drugs or drug paraphernalia; 2) threatening or causing harm to the school, school property, or persons associated with the school, regardless of where the conduct occurs; 3) committing any criminal act, including but not limited to: assault, harassment, hazing, rape, trespass, arson, theft, possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages at school, and disrupting the operation of a school; 4) engaging in gang activity, including but not limited to: flashing gang signs, displaying or spraying gang graffiti, and wearing gang-related clothes.
It is against the law and District policy for any student or employee to sexually harass any other student or employee. Conduct prohibited by the District and Eagle Bay Elementary includes, but is not limited to: sexual crimes, unwelcome and offensive public sexual displays of affection, sexual gestures, sexual rumors and "rating lists", sexually suggestive or sexually degrading name-calling and profanity, sexual jokes, unwelcome and offensive pranks ("streaking", "mooning", "bra-snapping", etc.), unwelcome leering and staring, clothing with sexually obscene or sexually explicit slogans or messages, sexually offensive skits and assemblies, and pornography of any kind.
Any student who possesses, controls, uses, or threatens use of a real, look-alike or pretend weapon, explosive, noxious or flammable material in a school building, in a school vehicle, on District property, or in conjunction with any school-sponsored activity, shall be expelled for at least one year, unless determined otherwise by the Superintendent of Schools. Objects that may be considered weapons include, but are not limited to: firearms, guns, explosives, noxious or flammable materials (lighters, matches, "Mace", pepper spray, etc.), bombs, knives, martial arts accessories, chains, needles, bats, and clubs.
What You Should Know Before School Begins:
The school's primary responsibility is to "maximize" the potential of all students while providing, to the best of our abilities, for each student's individual needs. The school must focus on providing each student equal access to all school resources. Thus, our primary objective is to provide equity for all students by creating classes that are balanced in terms of numbers, sex, and ability. There are, however, unique situations when other factors (i.e. educational emotional, social) should be considered in determining a child's class placement. In most instances, these factors will be addressed by the teachers with the principal. Parents who strongly feel that their child has needs that may not otherwise be addressed in his/her placement, may write a letter to and meet with the principal by April 30.
The school follows the Utah State Office of Education "Core Curriculum" and the Davis County District's adopted courses of study (DESK). It also utilizes textbooks that appear on the Utah State Adoption List. It is our school policy to provide parents and students with a "Course Disclosure" at the beginning of the year, describing the concepts to be taught in each subject.
Books and Materials:
The school will provide textbooks and materials free of charge. Students are responsible for all books and materials taken from the school. The cooperation of parents in seeing that books and materials are returned to school would be appreciated. When students damage or lose books or other school property, parents will be expected to pay to have the items replaced.
What You Should Know When Registering Your Child(ren):
To be eligible to enter Kindergarten, a child must be at least five years of age on or before September 1 of the particular school year for which admission is sought.
Whenever a child enters school in Davis District for the first time, regardless of age, the person enrolling the child should be advised that a certified copy of the birth certificate, or other reliable proof of the student's identity and age, together with an affidavit (a statement made under oath and notarized) explaining why the birth certificate cannot be provided, must be produced. The birth certificate is not required at the time of enrollment, but parents have until thirty (30) days after enrollment to produce the certificate.
Utah law requires that parents submit evidence that the child's immunization record is complete and up-to-date. Children will not be allowed to register without such evidence of immunization being provided. Exceptions are made for parents who object to the law on the basis of religion or for personal or health reasons. Parents must sign a form at the Health Department stating their reasons. In case of an epidemic, non-immunized children will remain home until the epidemic has passed.
Social Security Numbers:
Social security numbers are used for tracking student records and testing. The law allows schools to request social security numbers; however, disclosure is entirely voluntary. We ask for parents to provide their child's social security number for the above-mentioned purposes.
In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Davis School District and Eagle Bay Elementary will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. If you or your child is an individual with a disability needing an accommodation, please contact the principal or the District Compliance Officer: Steve Baker (402-5315) for parent or employee accommodation; or Ellen Stantus (402-5143) for student accommodations. (TDD hearing impaired 402-5358.)
The continuum of services include:
Special Ed ED/BD Unit
Functional Skills Class
Resource Learning Centers
Speech and Language Specialist
LEP (Limited English Proficient) Services:
In compliance with the Equal Educational Opportunity Act of 1974 and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, it is District policy to provide alternative language services to Limited English Proficient (LEP) students so that students with language barriers have a meaningful opportunity to participate in the District's educational program. The District provides English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction and other effective services to students who are identified as LEP by means of a thorough evaluation process. Parents or guardians who want to request alternative language services for their child should contact the school principal and Ginger Rhodes, District Director of Alternative Language services, at 402-5118.
Statement of Nondiscrimination:
It is the policy of the Davis County School District and Eagle Bay Elementary to provide equal educational and employment opportunity for all individuals. Therefore, the District and Eagle Bay Elementary prohibit all discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status. This policy extends to all aspects of the District's and Eagle Bay Elementary's educational programs as well as to the use of all District facilities and participation in all District-sponsored activities.
If A Problem Arises:
Complaints of discrimination should be filed with the individual's principal and with the District Compliance Officer according to the provisions of the Davis School District Grievance Procedures, copies of which are available from the principal. If the complaint is against the principal, the complaint may be filed directly with the Compliance Officer. The Compliance Officer, who has been designated to monitor and coordinate District compliance with Title IX, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and all other applicable State and Federal civil rights laws, may be reached at the following address and telephone number: Compliance Officer, Davis County School District, P.O. Box 588, 45 East State Street, Farmington, Utah, 84025, (801) 402-5258.
Complaints of discrimination must be reported as soon as possible, but not later than 90 days after the incident(s) in order to be effectively investigated and resolved.