Student Handbook

  • Golden Hills

    Elementary School

    20215 Park Street

    Tehachapi, CA 93561

    661-822-2180

     

    2018-2019

     

     

    THIS   HANDBOOK   BELONGS   TO:

     

     

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    GOLDEN HILLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    20215 Park Street

    Tehachapi, CA   93561

    661-822-2180

     

     

    2018-2019

     

    Dear Parents:

     

    Welcome to Golden Hills Elementary School – the home of the Eagles. Our goal is to provide each of our students with a well-rounded educational experience in a positive supportive learning environment. The teachers at Golden Hills are all professionally trained and credentialed to provide a standards-based academic program that supports the learning and social development of all students. As part of our goal to educate all students, we invite you to be partners with our educators to enhance academic success.

     

    One of the first steps toward accomplishing our goal is to provide a safe and positive school environment. We have developed expectations and procedures that each student is expected to follow. These school wide expectations are available in this handbook. Please read this handbook and discuss the expectations with your student.

     

    Consistent attendance at school is an important part of the formula for academic success. Research shows us that regular attendance at school correlates to strong academic achievement as well as long term academic success. Attendance is one of seven indicators for achievement looked at by the state of California, and therefore is also a district and school focus area.

     

    The teachers at Golden Hills share a common belief that the purpose of homework is to supplement learning that took place that day. Your son or daughter should have some homework on a regular basis. All students are expected to read nightly. Please support this and provide a place in the home where your student can study or read without distractions. This practice will help them prepare for higher-grade levels in the future.

     

    We welcome your support at Golden Hills. Please feel free to visit our school anytime. I know you will be impressed with the professionalism of our exceptional team.

     

     

     

    Sincerely,

                                                                                                    Kendra Bailey

    Heather

    Principal

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    GOLDEN HILLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HANDBOOK

     

    INDEPENDENT STUDY

     

    Independent study is an option for the students who are going to be absent for 5 or more days. The independent study must be initiated by the parent in the front office in cooperation with the classroom teacher at least 3 days prior to the absence. If your child has an active IEP (Individualized Education Plan), an IEP team meeting must be held prior to the independent study. Students in grades K-3 have one week following their return to school to turn in assigned work. Students in grades 4-5 have two weeks following their return to school to turn in assigned work. If an Independent Study is arranged for a student on medical leave, work will need to be turned in by day 15 of the Independent Study to be eligible for an extension. Please read the Independent Study contract which is given when an Independent Study is approved for more information.

     

    ATTENDANCE:

    RETURN FROM ABSENCE

     

    When a student returns to school after an absence, either a note must be addressed to the school stating the reason for the absence or a phone call must be made to the office to provide explanation for the absence.

     

    UNEXCUSED ABSENCE

     

    The law requires that a student must attend school 180 days a year. The only excused absences are for a student’s doctor, dentist, or court appointment, student’s illness, or because a death in the immediate family. All other reasons are considered unexcused. Unexcused absences cause the child to lose important instructional time and the district to lose much needed income.

     

    EXCESSIVE TARDIES

     

    Children who are late to class miss out on important instruction, disrupting the teacher and other students. Excessive tardies will be reported to the Principal or Learning Director who will counsel the students. If the tardies continue, the parents will be asked to attend a conference, so the matter can be resolved. (Ed. Code 48260) **For attendance incentive purposes THREE TARDIES EQUAL ONE ABSENCE.

    S.A.R.T.

     

    If a child is habitually tardy or absent, the school will initiate the S.A.R.T. process by sending the parents notices regarding these violations. If the parents do not respond by correcting the situation, the truant officer assigned to our District will be notified and will make the appropriate contacts and home visits. Your child’s daily presence is important to us.

     

     

    RELEASE FROM SCHOOL

     

    Children being released to parents during school hours for an appointment must be signed out in the school office. Please make every effort to pick your child up on time. **For attendance incentive purposes THREE EARLY CHECK OUTS EQUALS ONE ABSENCE.

     

    ILLNESS AT SCHOOL

     

    Any child who is too ill to remain in class must be picked up by a parent or other adult listed on the Emergency Card. For your child’s safety, he/she will only be released to a parent or adult listed on the Emergency Card. If there is any change in emergency information, please notify the office immediately.

     

     

    EMERGENCY CARD

     

    Every student must have an Emergency Card on file indicating parent’s contact numbers as well as two emergency contacts in the event the parents cannot be reached. Students will only be released to those listed on the Emergency Card. This information can be completed online in your AERIES account for the first two weeks of school. It can also be done in the office. Please contact the office if you need assistance with your child’s AERIES account.

     

    MEDICATION AT SCHOOL

     

    NO MEDICINE is to be taken at school unless the following procedure is followed:

    1. No medicine should be sent to school for the child to self-

    administer. (Ed. Code 49423)

     

    1. Prescription medication must be brought, by the parents, to the school office. Medication must be in the prescribed container. ( Code 49423)

     

    1. If the prescription needs to be taken during school hours, the parent may come to school to administer the medicine. If this is not

     

    possible, a form is available in the office and must be filled out by the doctor for school personnel to administer the medication. Please do not ask to deviate from the policy. (Ed. Code 49423)

     

    1. Non-prescription medicine CANNOT be administered by school personnel, which includes cough lozenges.

     

    CHANGING OF CLASSES/TEACHERS

    No changes in placement will occur the first two weeks of school. Should there be a concern, please see the office staff for the necessary paperwork to move your student. This is district policy and no exceptions will be made.

     

    GRADING

     

    It is customary for teachers to assign grades during the year. Each teacher will explain his/her policy during the “Back to School Night” presentation. Parent/Teacher conferences are held at the end of the first five weeks. Their purpose is to unite the efforts of the students, parents, and teacher in providing a successful educational program for each child. You can monitor your child’s progress by using AERIES. If you do not have log-in information for AERIES, you can get this in our office.

     

     

     

    HOMEWORK

     

    It is customary for teachers to assign homework during the year. Each teacher will explain his/her homework policy during the “Back to School Night” presentation. Be sure you understand your responsibility for homework assignments.

     

    The reasons for homework are as follows:

    1. To extend and enrich school learning.
    2. To provide additional practice or mastery of fundamental skills.

     

    1. To allow additional time for the pupil who does not finish the assignment in class.
    2. To enable a pupil to make up work during an extended absence.

     

    1. To help students learn how to budget their time and work independently.
    2. To give additional time for a pupil to pursue a particular interest.

     

    SUCCESSFUL TIPS FOR HOMEWORK

     

    Since homework is an extension of the classroom process, parents can help create a healthy environment for a child to complete homework. Listed below are some helpful hints for parents:

     

    1. Provide a quiet, comfortable, and well-lit place for your child to work.

     

    1. Encourage your child to complete his homework and give praise when the work is done well.
    2. Help your child find a regular time to study.
    3. Show an interest in your child’s homework.

     

    1. Follow through to see that your child completes his/her homework in a neat and diligent manner.

     

    1. Assist your child with homework as necessary, but do not do your child’s homework.

     

    1. Make sure the homework is returned to school by your child on the due date.

     

    1. Make sure your child has the proper materials to help him/her be successful, (binder, backpack, etc.).

     

     

    ENGLISH LANGUAGE   LEARNER   PROGRAM   -   E L L

     

    An English Language Learner Program is being offered at Golden Hills School in kindergarten through fifth grade. English Language Learners are enrolled in classes where they are supported by trained teachers. In some cases, aides are provided for teachers as support personnel to assist in classroom instruction. There is also a District English Language Learner Advisory Committee and a site English Language Learner Advisory Committee.


    G.A.T.E.

    The gifted and talented education program is generally for students in 4th and 5th grades. Students who have been identified G.A.T.E. eligible have the opportunity to participate in enrichment activities designed for G.A.T.E. students. Meeting a gifted student’s needs is generally twofold: participation in a G.A.T.E. program and teacher differentiation. G.A.T.E. is a district run program.  Questions regarding the G.A.T.E. program should be directed to Dennis Ferrell, Director of Programs, at 822-2111.

     

     

    PARENT ORGANIZATIONS

    Golden Hills Elementary School has three parent groups:

    1. School Site Council (SSC): An equal number of staff and parents meet once a month to review current concerns of the school regarding educational services to all children. Some of the more critical responsibilities include: Approving the written plan and budget for the special program monies, monitoring the implementation of the plan., helping with surveys, determining priorities and need, and planning parent education sessions and topics. The meeting place is in the GH Library at 3:30 on the third Thursday of each month.
    2. Golden Hills Parent-Teacher Group (PTO) coordinates and provides fund raisers in support of the educational activities at Golden Hills School. They operate incentive programs for the students such as the Box tops for Education, fundraiser, dances, and book fair. Parents are encouraged to participate and work in any capacity they feel comfortable. The meeting place is in the Golden Hills School cafeteria at 3:30 PM on the second Monday of the month.

     

    1. The District English Language Advisory Committee (DELAC) and the site English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC) meets regularly throughout the school year. The committee is made up of parents, community members, and staff. The purpose of both groups is to provide English Language Learners a forum to address issues and seek ways to build a bridge between school and home.

     

    LIBRARY

     

    The library offers the opportunity for students in grades kindergarten through fifth to check out reading materials. Scheduled times are arranged on a weekly basis. We ask that parents be responsible for replacing lost or damaged books. All students are requested to properly care for books and return them in a timely manner. Check-out privileges may be suspended at the discretion of the library clerk.


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    CLASSROOM VISITATION/VOLUNTEERS

     

    Classroom visitation is encouraged. It is necessary to make arrangements with the teacher BEFORE arriving. It is necessary to SIGN IN and receive a Visitor’s Pass in the school office. Parents that would like to regularly work in a classroom must ask the teacher for a “Volunteer Application”. This will begin the process required by our district.  Volunteer training can be completed either at Golden Hills or Tompkins.  Training is from 9:30-10:30. The dates are as follows: Golden Hills- 8/21, 10/16, 2/19, 4/23; Tompkins- 9/24, 11/26, 1/28, 3/18.  You must attend one of theses dates if you have not completed this course previously.

     

    There are many ways to support your teachers in the classroom: work with individual or small group instruction, prepare activities, listen to book reports and/or readers, etc. Parents are needed to help supervise field trips. Parents are needed to plan parties for special events and/or send items when necessary.

     

    TELEPHONE USE

     

    The use of the telephone is a privilege and MUST ONLY be used for emergencies. Students must receive a PHONE PASS at the discretion of the teacher or other school personnel. The phone may be used AFTER SCHOOL for emergency situations ONLY. It may also be used at least 15 minutes after the end of school day for those students who have not been picked up from school. Students may have cell phones but must keep them off or on silent, and in their backpack. They may not be used during school hours.

     

    PERSONAL PROPERTY

     

    School is a place to learn. Toys and other items not related to classroom activities are to be left at home. If such items are brought to school, they may be taken away and held by school personnel. This includes electronic devices. School personnel are not responsible for lost, damaged, or broken personal items including cell phones.

     

    DRESS CODE

     

    We at Golden Hills School have created an atmosphere that promotes an educational setting of high standards and optimal learning opportunities. The Tehachapi Unified School District dress code has been written and enforced to provide a safe environment and an effective educational program that is free from unnecessary distractions, fear, intimidation, and inappropriate messages.

     

    • Clothing should correspond with the demands of the activities in which students participate and should be within the boundaries of good taste. Students may not wear clothes with obscene or questionable words or advertising, which promotes substance abuse, the use of which are generally recognized as illegal for minors and/or a threat to health may not be worn. If unacceptable clothing is worn, they will be asked to turn them inside out for the rest of the day or call home for a replacement.
    • Make up may not be worn or brought to school.
    • Any student wearing gang paraphernalia or making gestures that symbolize membership shall be referred to the Principal or designee. The student’s parent/guardian shall be contacted, and a change of clothing may be required.
    • The length of garments shall be to the end of the fingertips or longer when the arms are extended along the side of the body. Student clothing must be the appropriate size. Oversized clothing that sags off the student is not appropriate attire for school. Revealing tops such as midriff tops and spaghetti strap tops are not permitted. Shorts or tights should be worn under skirts and dresses.

     

    • Hats/caps are not permitted in the buildings at our school. Caps may be worn outside but must be worn with the bill of the cap straight forward to protect the student from the damaging effects of the sun. Violations of this rule will result in the hat/cap being taken away from the student.

     

    • Students may not have hair dyed an unnatural color or styled in an extreme manner.

     

    • Foot attire should be appropriate for school activities such as P.E. and recess. Athletic shoes are recommended. Sandals, open-toed shoes, gels, and heels are examples of inappropriate footwear as they are hazardous to your child’s safety at school.

     

    • Please make sure that your child’s sweatshirts, jackets, and coats have their name on them in case the items get misplaced or lost.

     

    In Tehachapi, we often experience a variety of weather on any given day. Please be sure your child dresses warmly. Recesses are held outdoors unless the weather is severe.

     

    BREAKFAST PROGRAM

     

    A nutritious breakfast is served from 8:40 AM – 8:55 AM every day in the cafeteria. On days when there are 2-hour delays, breakfast is NOT served.

     

    LUNCH

     

    A school lunch may be purchased in the cafeteria for $2.75. Applications for free and reduced lunch are available in the cafeteria, school office and on the Tehachapi School District website. Those who qualify will be notified by the school after the application has been processed. If your child wishes to bring a lunch from home, milk may be bought for 30 cents.

     

    Children learn more and feel better by eating more nutritious lunches. A healthy snack and lunch are always strongly emphasized. Please avoid sending candy or soft drinks in student lunches. We are also not able to heat soup, pizza, etc. A thermos from home can be used for soup and other hot items.

     

    LUNCH MONEY LENDING

    Students who forget or lose their lunch or money will call home to see if a parent or someone can bring them what they need. If no one is available, the cafeteria will supply a lunch for students K-5. Parents are urged to send their child’s lunch with them before school when not participating in the hot lunch program. Late lunches disrupt valuable learning time.


    ARRIVAL GUIDELINES:

    Students may not arrive at school earlier than 8:45 AM. Students eating breakfast may arrive at 8:40 AM. We have no supervision prior to that time, and we legally cannot have students on campus unsupervised. Any student arriving before the proper time will be asked to call a parent or guardian for pick up.

     

    DISMISSAL GUIDELINES:

    1. All bus riders are to go directly to the bus loading area at dismissal time.
    2. All students riding the bus must have a bus pass.
    3. Pickup students are to meet their parents at a chosen location in the front of the school, not in the hallways or outside the classrooms.
    4. DO NOT CROSS the street except at crosswalks.
    5. Transportation arrangements should be made by the parents BEFORE

    school begins.

    1. The parking lot is off limits to students at all times, unless the student is

    walking with a parent to a vehicle.

    1. The school campus closes at 3:30 P.M.

     

    MINIMUM DAYS & WEATHER DELAYS/CANCELLATIONS:

    More specific information will be sent out regarding minimum days and weather delays and cancellations. Please be aware that when school is delayed or cancelled for any reason, any meetings scheduled during that time are also cancelled, and will be rescheduled.

     

    STUDENT PLANNER

    The Golden Hills Student Planner will be given to each fourth through fifth grade student to assist them in keeping students organized and parents informed. This is a critical skill that will help your child be successful in education and in life.

     

    PBIS

    PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports. Golden Hills is using PBIS (a districtwide program) to teach students our expectations for behavior at school in a positive manner. The expectations are specific for each area of the school and consistent across grade levels and teachers. There are still consequences in place for students who do not follow the expectations, however we are actively working to teach students positive behaviors, and ensure we are sending consistent messages to our students.

     

     

    SCHOOL RULES-Please review these expectations with your child or children.

     

     

       
       
       
     

     

     

     

    CLASSROOM RULES

    Each teacher will establish their expectations for their classroom. This will be presented to parents the first few days of school or at Back to School Night.

     

    SCHOOL WIDE REWARDS

    • Full participation in classroom and recess privileges
    • Eagle Eggs
    • Weekly Raffle
    • Intermittent Rewards: Lunch on the Lawn, Popsicles, Cookies
    • Quarterly Events: Art Day, Dance, Field Day, Movie,
    • Semester Student Awards
    • Other school-wide rewards to be determined by the PBIS Team

     

    SCHOOL WIDE CONSEQUENCES

    • Verbal warning
    • Redirection to expectations
    • Repair Harm Circle
    • Behavior Reflection Map completed by student
    • Letter of apology completed by student
    • Time out during recess (developmentally appropriate time period)
    • Time out in an alternate setting
    • Student teacher conference
    • Phone call to parent
    • Parent conference with teacher and administrator
    • Alternatives to Suspension
    • Suspension

     

    CAUSES FOR SUSPENSIONS OR EXPULSIONS

    A student may be suspended or expelled for any of the acts listed below if the act occurs while on school grounds, while going to or coming from school, during the lunch period (on or off campus), or during, going to, or coming from any school-sponsored activity. If a student accumulates 20 days of suspension during any one academic year, that student must be recommended for expulsion. Each case of discipline must be judged individually, taking unique circumstances into account.

     

     

     

    OFFENSE

    1st OFFENSE

    2nd OFFENSE

    ADDITIONAL OFFENSES

    Under the influence of any controlled substance, alcoholic beverage or intoxicant of any kind [EC 48900C] #7

    5-day suspension and referral to other appropriate programs, parent conference, and police notification.

    5-day suspension and recommendation for expulsion.

     

    None Permitted.

    Possession and/or use of any controlled substance, alcoholic beverage or intoxicant [EC 48900;48915A] #7

    5-day suspension; parent conference, and police notification recommended.

    5-day suspension and automatic recommendation for expulsion.

    None Permitted

    Possession, sale and/or trade of drug paraphernalia [EC48900J] #21

    5-day suspension; parent conference, police notification.

    5-day suspension and automatic recommendation for expulsion.

     

    None Permitted

    Offering or selling a controlled substance [EC 48900D, 48915C] #9

    Due to the potential seriousness of this offense, and the requirement of the CA Ed Code 48900, an infraction of this rule results in a 5-day suspension, and recommendation for expulsion Police will be notified.

    None Permitted

    None Permitted

    Possession of any firearm, knife [EC 48900b] explosive or other dangerous object or look-alike weapon at school or school activity [EC48900b, EC48915]

    Due to the potential seriousness of this offense, and the requirement of the CA Ed Code 48900/Penal Sections 245 and 626.9 an infraction of this rule may result in suspension, and recommendation for expulsion. Fire Marshal and/or police will be notified.

    None Permitted

    None Permitted

    Robbery and/or extortion [EC 48915 and 48900E] #11 &47

    Due to the potential seriousness of this offense, and the requirement of the CA Ed Code 48900, an infraction of this rule results in a 5-day suspension, and recommendation for expulsion Police will be notified.

    None Permitted

    None Permitted

    Fighting [EC 48900A] [PC415.5] #1

    Alternative means of correction and/or 1 to 5-day suspension, parent conference, possible police notification.

    5-day suspension, parent conference, possible police notification.

    5-day suspension, possible recommendation for expulsion, police notified.

    Hate crime or violence [EC8900.3], [PC422.6], [EC33032.5e] #53

    5-day suspension and parent conference.

    5-day suspension and recommendation for expulsion

    None Permitted

    Assault and/or battery without serious injury only [EC48900A] [PC415.5]

    1to 5-day suspension, parent conference, possible police notification.

    3 to 5-day suspension and/or recommendation for expulsion.

    5-day suspension and recommendation for expulsion

    Obscene acts, profanity or vulgarity [EC48900I]

    Alternative means of correction or 1 to 3-day suspension, and parent conference.

    3 to 5-day suspension and parent notification.

    5-day suspension. Parent notification. Possible expulsion.

    False fire alarm/fire setting [EC48900K] [PC 148.4]

    3 to 5-day suspension, parent conference, fire marshal notified, and restitution required.

    5-day suspension, fire marshal notified, possible recommendation for expulsion, restitution required.

    None Permitted.

    Violation of closed campus policy/loitering [EC 48990K]

    Alternative means of correction and/or possible suspension, restitution, parent conference.

    1 to 3-day suspension or alternative means of correction and parent conference.

    3 to 5-day suspension and parent conference.

    Theft, attempted theft [EC 48900G], or possession of stolen school or personal property [EC48900L] #25 or #15

    Alternative means of correction or possible 1 to 3-day suspension, restitution, parent conference.

    3 to 5-day suspension and restitution.

    5-day suspension and possible recommendation for expulsion, restitution.

    Vandalism/Destruction of school or private property [EC 48900F] #14

    Alternative means of correction or 1 to 3-day suspension, restitution required and parent conference.

    3 to 5-day suspension, restitution required.

    5-day suspension, restitution required recommendation for expulsion.

    Possession or use of tobacco, E cigarettes, vapor pens, Hookah Pens [EC48900H] #17

    Alternative means of correction, possible 1 to 3-day suspension, parent conference.

    1 to 5-day suspension, parent conference.

    5-day suspension and parent conference.

    Harassment, threats or intimidation [EC 48900.4] #55

    Alternative means of correction or 1 to 3-day suspension, and parent notification.

    3 to 5-day suspension and parent conference.

    5-day suspension and possible recommendation for expulsion.

    Bias-related incident (racial, ethnic, religious, sexual orientation, etc.) or hazing, degrading 9 (slurs) and disgracing any person attending the school [EC 32051] #53

    Alternative means of correction or 1 to 3-day suspension, and parent conference.

    3 to 5-day suspension parent conference and possible recommendation for expulsion.

    5-day suspension, parent conference, possible recommendation for expulsion.

    Willful disobedience and/or disrupting school activities [EC 48900K] #23

    Alternative means of correction or 1 to 3-day suspension, parent conference.

    3 to 5-day suspension, parent conference.

    5-day suspension, possible recommendation for expulsion and parent conference.

    Sexual Harassment [EC48900.2] #51

    Alternative means of correction or 1 to 3-day suspension, referral to counseling, parent notification.

    3 to 5-day suspension, parent conference.

    5-day suspension, parent notification, and possible recommendation for expulsion.

    Possession or use of unauthorized articles (lasers, lighters, matches, markers, chains, pornography, skateboards, cell phones, iPods, etc.) [EC 51512]

    Alternative means of corrections and item confiscated until parent’s retrieval at conference.

    Alternative means of corrections. Parent notification; item confiscated, to be returned to parent only. Possible 1-day suspension.

    1 to 3-day suspension and parent conference.

    Gambling

    Alternative means of correction.

    1 to 3-day suspension, parent conference.

    3 to 5-day suspension, parent conference.

    Falsification, forging or altering school passes, absence readmits, or any correspondence.

    Alternative means of correction or 1 to 3-day suspension, parent notification.

    3 to 5-day suspension, parent conference.

    5-day suspension and parent conference.

    Cheating and plagiarism

    Student receives an “F” grade, conference with student, parent notification.

    Student receives an “F” grade, 1 to 3-day suspension, and parent conference.

    3 to 5-day suspension, student earns an F for the quarter.

    Violation of dress code

    Refer to dress code

    Alternative means of correction or 1 to 3-day suspension. Attire altered, and parent notified.

    1 to 3-day suspension and parent conference.

    On any other campus without permission

    1 to 3-day suspension.

    3 to 5-day suspension and parent conference.

    5-day suspension, parent conference.

    Misuse of computers and/or the internet

    Warning and alternative means of correction, possible 1 to 3-day suspension and loss of access for specified time.

    3 to 5-day suspension, parent conference and loss of access to school computers for a specified time.

    5-day suspension, parent conference and loss of access to school computers for reminder of the school year.

    Upbraiding, insulting, or abusing teachers & other school staff [EC 48900.4]

    Alternative means of correction or 1 to 3-day suspension and parent conference.

    3 to 5-day suspension, parent conference.

    5-day suspension, removal from class. Possible recommendation for expulsion.

    Sexual assault or battery [EC 48900N) #63/29

    5-day suspension and recommendation for expulsion. Police notification.

    None Permitted

    None Permitted

    Harassed, threatened, or intimidate a pupil who is a complaining witness in a disciplinary proceeding [EC48900.4 & 48915] #31

    5-day suspension and recommendation for expulsion. Police notification.

    None Permitted

    None Permitted

    Engaged in, or attempted to engage in hazing [EC48900Q] #35

    1 to 3-day suspension, parent conference.

    3 to 5-day suspension.

    5-day suspension and recommendation for expulsion.

    Aid or abet to cause or attempted to cause physical injury to another person [EC48900t] #39

    1 to 3-day suspension, parent conference, possible police notification.

    1 to 3-day suspension, parent conference, possible police notification.

    5-day suspension, possible recommendation for expulsion. Police notification.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SEMESTER AWARDS

    The following awards will be given to deserving students at each semester in an assembly. Grades K and 1 have a different end of the year awards assembly.

    Category

    Grades

    Criteria

    Principal’s Honor Roll

    2,3,4 and 5

    All A’s-4.0 GPA

    Honor Roll

    2,3,4 and 5

    All A’s and B’s-3.0 GPA

    Citizenship

    Transitional Kinder-5th

    Satisfactory Citizenship

    Perfect Attendance

    Transitional Kinder-5th

    Attend every day and have no more than 3 combined tardies/early check outs for the semester

    Academic Excellence

    Trans-Kinder, Kinder, 1st

    All 3’s on Report Card

    Character Counts

    Grades 2-5

    Teacher’s choice-1 student

    Outstanding Improvement

    Grades 2-5

    Teacher’s choice-1 student

    Scholarship

    Grades 2-5

    Teacher’s choice-1 student

    Mathematics

    Grades 2-5

    Teacher’s choice-1 student

    Handwriting

    Grades 2-5

    Teacher’s choice-1 student

    Science

    Grades 2-5

    Teacher’s choice-1 student

    Social Studies

    Grades 2-5

    Teacher’s choice-1 student

    Spelling

    Grades 2-5

    Teacher’s choice-1 student

    Reading

    Grades 2-5

    Teacher’s choice-1 student

    Sportsmanship/Phys Ed

    Grades 2-5

    Teacher’s choice-1 student

    Art

    Grades 2-5

    Teacher’s choice-1 student

    Writing

    Grades 2-5

    Teacher’s choice-1 student

     

    FIELD TRIPS

    Teachers plan educational and incentive field trips. Please recognize that incentive field trips are earned.  We, as a district, will never turn a student away for not being able to afford a field trip.  Students are expected to ride the bus to the activity scheduled. If you wish to drive your student home, it must be pre-approved with the site administrator and the permission slip must be signed prior to leaving.

     

    GOLDEN HILLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HANDBOOK

     

    2018-2019

     

    Dear Parents and Students,

     

    We ask parents and students to read the handbook together. This will ensure that all families know the school rules and policies.

    Please sign below as verification that the handbook has been received and read then return this page only to your child’s teacher. This will also let us know that we have your full cooperation regarding the contents of this handbook. If you have any questions, please call us at 822-2180.

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Kendra Bailey

    Principal

     

     

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    GOLDEN HILLS   ELEMENTARY   SCHOOL   HANDBOOK

     

    2018-2019

     

    YES, I have read the Golden Hills School Handbook with my child/children and we will do our best to follow the rules and policies stated therein.

     

    Parent or Guardian Signature: ___________________________________

     

    Student Signature: ____________________________________________

     

    Date Signed: _________ Grade: ________ Teacher: __________________