BOY (Beginning of year) school info

Roberts Elementary









Important Phone Numbers
School Office: 236-3775 School Fax: 585-2729 Cafeteria: 584-4627
Transportation: 230-2500 EPISD Police: 230-2525 EPISD Main: 230-0000
School Day:
School hours are from 8:00 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. each day. Children should not arrive earlier than 7:20 a.m. or remain on campus later than 3:45 p.m. unless he or she is participating in a supervised school activity. School doors will not open until 7:20 a.m. each day. All PK students should enter the school through the cafeteria. Supervision is not provided for students arriving before 7:20 a.m. These procedures are designed for the safety and wellbeing of the students.
7:20 a.m. Cafeteria Doors open. Breakfast is served in the cafeteria for PK students only. All other students will receive breakfast in the classroom. Students are to meet outside at the blacktop where the teachers will pick them up when the bell rings.
7:55 a.m. First Bell- Teachers go to the playground and pick up students.
8:00 a.m. Second Bell-Students should be with teachers in classrooms.
8:05 a.m. Announcements
8:15 a.m. Tardy Bell-Students arriving after 8:15 must go to the office for a tardy slip.
10:00 a.m. All absences must be reported to the office by this time. Students arriving after 10:00 a.m. will be counted absent unless a doctor’s note is presented at the time of arrival. If a student leaves before 10:00 a.m. he/she will be counted absent.
11:30 a.m. PK Dismissal for a.m. class, please do not be late as staff has to prepare for the following class.
11:45 a.m. PK Arrival for p.m. class, please do not drop-off children before the indicated time to allow for proper dismissal of the a.m. class.
3:10 p.m. PK, Kinder, and 1st grade dismissal
3:15 p.m. 2nd to 5th grade dismissal
We are concerned for the safety of all students at Roberts Elementary. It is important that children be picked up on time afterschool. Children that are not picked up on time will wait in the front office. Teachers cannot keep students for an extended period of time and the office staff is not available to watch students. Please keep in mind that teachers have many responsibilities to attend to before and after classes. We do understand that there will be rare occasions that may keep you from picking up your child in a timely fashion and suggest that you have a buddy system with other parents or drop-in care with the after school program. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.



Drop-off Locations/Parking/Traffic Safety
It is the goal of Roberts Elementary to provide the safest environment for all children. Parent cooperation with traffic around the school is needed for student safety. Parent parking is not allowed in the designated drop-off areas: one in front of the school by the Thorn Street, and the other in the back of the school on Ridge Street. Do not leave your car unattended in this area in order to keep traffic flowing. The back parking lot on Ridge Street is open for parents. Contact the school administration if you have any concerns.
Visitors
For your child’s safety, all outer doors will be locked during the school day. All visitors must enter through the front of the building and report immediately to the front office. If you wish to proceed to another area of the building you must sign in at the front office and obtain a visitor’s badge. You will be asked to have some type of official identification. If you need to meet with your child’s teacher, a conference must be scheduled during the teacher’s assigned conference time. Parents are not allowed to go directly to their child’s classroom without getting a pass from the office.
Students learn best when they attend school every day. When students miss school, they miss important lessons and essential skills needed for academic success.
Regular attendance establishes patterns of responsibility and commitment that will serve students throughout their lives, including in the workplace and college.
School staff are eager to help you connect with your child’s school experience.
El Paso Independent School District
Student and Parent Services Attendance Policy
As per Texas School Compulsory Attendance Law, students between ages of 6-17 must attend school a minimum of 90% of the school days. If your child is absent due to illness, a note must be submitted to the office within 48 hours, and it must contain the following information in order for the absence to be excused:
Student’s name
Teacher’s name
Dates of absence
Reason of absence
Tardies
Instruction begins promptly at 8:15. Students who arrive after 8:15 a.m. will be considered tardy with following consequences:
1st tardy-Student receives verbal warning by teacher
2nd tardy-Teacher notifies parent in writing
3rd tardy-Teacher notifies parent by phone
4th tardy-Detention or other consequences issued by teacher
5th tardy-(and thereafter) Discipline Referral
Student Liability
A student who is required to attend school under the compulsory attendance laws and fails to attend school on 10 or more days or parts of days within a six-month period I the same school year or on 3 or more days or parts of days within a four week period may be prosecuted for truancy in:
• The justice of the peace/municipal court of any precinct in the county in which the student resides; [TEC 25.094 (a),(b)]
This section does not relieve a school district in which a child eligible to participate in the District’s special education program resides of its fiscal and administrative responsibilities under subchapter 29, or of its responsibility to provide a free appropriate public education to a child with a disability.
Release of Child to Adults
We encourage parents to schedule dental or medical appointments after school hours. If unavoidable, we require that parents sign out the child at the front office. For the child’s protection, a photocopy of the parent’s driver’s license will be required on the initial release for later verification of release. Teachers will only release a student from the classroom when instructed to do so by the office. If someone other than a parent or guardian picks up the student, that person must be listed on the “release” form and proper ID must be shown. If the child returns to school on the same day, he/she must be checked in at the front office.
Discipline Policy
Our goal is to teach our student to take responsibility for their actions and to solve problems in a peaceful manner. Our discipline plan encourages students to take responsibility for their actions and to respond in a responsible and reflective manner.
Each family receives and EPISD Student Code of Conduct booklet detailing our policies.
Non-Violence Policy
Violence is defined as any mean work, look, sign or act that hurts a person’s body, feeling, or things. Violence will not be tolerated at our campus and consequences will be issued to students that violate this policy.



Roberts Elementary School
Arrival/Dismissal Procedures
Please know that the safety of our students is our number one priority. Therefore, we are asking that you follow our arrival and dismissal procedures.

Arrival: Students are to be dropped off at the back or school off Ridge Road or at the parking lot on Thorn St. by the marquee. Only PK students will be allowed to be dropped off by the cafeteria. Kinder through Fifth grade students are to go directly to the blacktop/playground. Students will line up at the blacktop and be picked up by their teachers at no later than 8:00 a.m.

PK students may be accompanied to the cafeteria for breakfast starting at 7:30. All other students will receive breakfast in the classroom with their teacher. All students are eligible for free breakfast. Therefore, o student will be allowed in the building unless they have a pass from his/teacher or inclement weather. If parents need to come into the school, they may do so through the front doors and sign in.
Dismissal: PK and Kinder students will be escorted to the front of the building where parents are to wait outside. First to Fifth graders will exit the building towards the blacktop/ playground where parents may wait for them. Parents are not come in to the building after school unless going to the office. Students that wish to go to the library must go out to the blacktop and return in through the front entrance. Students in the after school program are to report to the cafeteria immediately after dismissal.
We appreciate your cooperation with these procedures. They will help keep our students safe throughout the school year. If you have any questions please come by the front office or call at 915-236-3775.

Go Cougar Nation!

Respectfully,



Rafael Guardado
Principal