Shelledy Elementary School
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353 N. Mesa
Fruita, CO 81521
(970)254-6460

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Shelledy School-wide Discipline

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Welcome to Shelledy!

    This information is a supplement to the Mesa County Valley School District #51 handbook. Please take time to read the handbook as well as this supplement. Both are designed to familiarize you with the goals of our school and some of the procedures and policies that we use to implement the goals.

    If you have any questions regarding the school program in general or your child's experience here specifically, please contact the staff at Shelledy Elementary School at 254-6460.

Deb Lamb

Principal

Schedule and Attendance

SCHOOL HOURS

Clock

    School is in session for grades one through five from 8:45 a.m. - 3:50 p.m. The first bell rings at 8:45 a.m. and the tardy bell rings at 8:50 a.m. The Kindergarten hours are morning, 8:45 - 11:50 a.m.; afternoon 12:45 - 3:50 p.m. The school office operates between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

   Wednesdays are early release days. School starts at the same time; but, school ends at 1:50 p.m.

Click Here for the lunch Schedule

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PLAYGROUND SUPERVISION

playground

   The playground is supervised every morning from 8:30 - 8:50 a.m. during the time buses are arriving and unloading. Do not send your children to school earlier than 8:30 a.m., since there is no adult supervision present on the grounds. The playground is also supervised during lunch recess and grade level recess periods.

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VISITING THE SCHOOL

Visitor Check in at office

    Parents are encouraged to visit their children's classroom or any of the district's other instructional facilities. This is one of the best ways to know what is going on at school.

   Visitors MUST check in at the office before visiting a classroom and get a visitor badge. With the recent state and national events, it is essential for the safety of the children. Please be sensitive to the learning environment when allowing younger siblings to visit the classroom. It is often best to have younger siblings visit their brother or sister at lunch time with the parent.

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ATTENDANCE AND ABSENCES

Child sick

   A child can never make up a day missed at school even though some assignments may be made up at a later date. The interaction and instruction that takes place in the classroom are equally as valuable as written assignments. Students should only be absent from school in the case of an illness, unusual family difficulties, or emergency. Other absences should be avoided and, in fact, may constitute truancy. If your child is absent for more than one day, please make arrangements to have his/her homework picked up.

   When your child is absent, the parent is requested to call the school office between 8:00 a.m. and 8:55 a.m. to inform the school as to the nature of the absence. If the child is absent and no call has been made, the school will call to check on the child.

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EARLY DISMISSAL FROM SCHOOL

   As a general policy, children are dismissed from school during school hours only in case of an emergency. In such situations, a note should be sent to the child's teacher on that day and the parent must come to the office to sign the child out of school.

Please try and schedule appointments before or after school.

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SCHOOL HEALTH ASSISTANT AND MEDICATION

bandage

   Shelledy has a part-time health assistant. Our school health assistant is on duty from

   9:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. If a child becomes ill or injured at school, he/she will be cared for, and the parent will be notified. Simple first-aid will be administered, but no medication will be given unless the medication and written permission is on file with the office. The responsibility for further care rests with the parents or family physician.

   If your child contracts strep throat, chickenpox, or any other contagious disease, please inform the school health assistant or office staff at once. Throat cultures will no longer be given at school.

 

MEDICATION

medication

   In order for prescription medications to be administered by the school health assistant or trained staff, the school is required by the state to have the form "Request for Medication" completed, signed by the physician, a parent, and be on file in the school. Prescription medication must be in the original container labeled by the pharmacist. Please check with your physician regarding the necessity for giving medication during school hours.

   Over the counter (non-prescription) medication supplied by the parent in the original container may be given with only a parent's signature on the permission form. Forms are available in the school office and at most physicians offices. New forms must be completed each school year.

   If it is necessary to send liquid medication to school, please send a dosage spoon with the medication. We request parents bring the medication to school. Medications which have not been used or picked up by the expiration date will be discarded at school.

Student Immunizations


     Hey parents, there are new immunization requirements for kids entering most grades. Kindergarteners need to receive boosters of DTaP, MMR, Varicella, and Polio before they can begin school. Children entering into 6th and 10th grade need a Tdap vaccine. In addition to the school requirements, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the Hepatitis A vaccine to all school children, the Meningococcal vaccine for those 11 and older, and the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine for girls 11 and over.


     Students who are new to School District 51 will not be allowed to register without proof of immunizations or a signed document addressing the family’s plan to immunize. This document can include an exemption form if your student does not receive vaccinations. Exemption forms can be obtained from the health assistant or Registered Nurse at your child’s school.
     Make sure your kids are ready for the first day of school by taking their immunization records to your health care provider or to the health department. Being up to date with immunizations is essential as outbreaks of these diseases still occur in the United States and it is important that every child be protected.

     Please call your health care provider or the Mesa County Health Department at 248-6900 to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.

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SHELLEDY KIDS CLUB

kids Club

  Shelledy Kids Club will provide before and after school care to Shelledy students. Their hours of operation are 6:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. For further information call 858-4035.

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Student Behavior

STUDENT RECOGNITION

Recognition

    Frequent feedback to students about their progress is very important. Each classroom handles this in various ways on an on-going basis. In addition to the classroom teacher recognition we recognize students through "Lunch with the Principal." Perfect attendance awards are given out each quarter for students who have attended school every day that quarter.

    Individual student and class PAWS are given out to recognize excellent behavior. On Fridays, a student who earned a PAWS slip is randomly chosen from their grade and they earn an extra reward. Classes with ten or more class PAWS earn a small prize also.

  Teachers will send postcards throughout the school year recognizing individual students who have demonstrated a great achievement or significant improvement in their learning.

   At the end of each quarter, the school will have an assembly recognizing perfect attendance, pawsitive behavior, and academic achievement.

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Shelledy School-wide Discipline

   At Shelledy Elementary, a disciplined environment is essential to academic success. Because of this, the staff has developed a discipline plan to help our students succeed. The Shelledy Behavior Expectations are:

1. Be safe

2. Respect yourself, others, and property

3. Be honest

4. Let teachers teach and others learn

5. Be responsible for your learning

   The teachers at Shelledy will have a discipline system in place in their classrooms. The classroom discipline system will be communicated to each parent and student at the beginning of the school year. The system will include a version of the following:

· a warning or warnings

· refocus/reflection/redirection and a Minor Disruption Slip- to be brought home by the student and signed by the parent and returned to school the next day

· call to parent - the teacher will determine when this takes place

· classroom discipline note

· We have changed our system for minor behavior slips this year. Instead of sending home a slip each time a child receives a minor behavior report, parents are receiving a phone call on the second occurrence. If a child has 3 minor behavior problems in a row, the student automatically receives a major behavior slip. Parents will only be required to sign major behavior slips and return them to school.

    Student Behavior Report (white slip) - when a student receives three Student Behavior Reports (white slips), for any offenses, the parent will be required to come to school and meet with the principal/assistant principal and teacher before the student will be allowed to re-enter the classroom.

   Some students disrupt other students' learning and/or the school environment. Student learning and safety is our focus. If students are habitually disruptive and do not change their behavior through the classroom discipline system, we will move to further disciplinary actions including in-school suspension, out of school suspension, and/or expulsion.

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Transportation

BICYCLES/ROLLERBLADES/SKATEBOARDS/SCOOTERS

bike

   Children may ride scooters & bicycles to school. Scooters & bicycles must be walked on the school grounds. Bicycles should be locked to the bicycle rack. Roller blades may be worn to school, but are not allowed on school grounds. Students must change into their shoes at the edge of school property. Please remember that the school cannot be responsible for any personal property brought to school.

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BUS TRANSPORTATION

bus

    Bus transportation is provided to children in the Shelledy attendance area who live more than one mile from school. Where students are ineligible for school district transportation, the parent may contract privately with Laidlaw if it will not cause deviation from the existing routes. Information on specific bus number, bus stop and stop time for individual students is available at the school office or at Laidlaw Contract Services, 241-1570 OR you can click on the following link to the First Stop Locator.

    It is our hope that you stress to your child the importance of proper conduct at the bus stop and on the bus. We want to be sure that every Shelledy student has a safe and happy ride to and from school.

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PARKING AND PICK-UP

2013/2014 Student Dismissal and Pick-Up Procedure

      The number one priority for our staff is the safety of our students. We know that parents share that priority. We have re-designed our after school pick-up procedure so that it is as safe as possible. We have also considered convenience for parents. We believe our plan is both convenient and safe. Your cooperation and patience is critical to making this plan successful.

Below are the details of the plan. Please read these procedures so that you are familiar with them.

- Bus riders will be dismissed through the hallway to walk to the bus loop at 3:45 p.m. (1:45 p.m. on Wednesday).

- Walkers will be dismissed through the hallway at 3:50 p.m. (1:50 p.m. on Wednesday) to one of three areas:

 

a. The cafeteria if they will be crossing at N. Mesa and Ottley.

b. The end of the Kindergarten/1st grade hall if they will be crossing at Ottley and Cherry.

c. The door just next to the computer lab if they will be crossing at Mesa and Columbine.

 

Parents will meet their student(s) at the crosswalk, not at the classroom door or on the playground.

- Car riders will be dismissed through the hallway at 3:50 p.m. (1:50 pm on Wednesday) to the designated student pick-up area. All car riders need to be picked up in the main parking lot. Below is the parking lot pick up procedure (please reference parking lot map):

 

  • a. All cars will enter the lot via the West Entrance from Cherry.
  • b. If you have a kindergartener, please use the Kindergarten Pick-up Lane (see map). There is one parking spot reserved for the pick-up of kindergartners and their siblings. Cars in this lane will move forward until they can pull into the designated parking spot. Students will be loaded from this spot only.
  • c. If all of your students are in 1st grade or above, use the 1st-5th Grade Pick-up Lane. Cars in this lane will move forward until they can pull into one of the 5 parking spots not designated for kindergarten pick-up. Parents will pull into the first available spot and not wait until they can pull into a spot near where their student is lined up.
  • d. Students will be directed to watch for their parent’s car and to quickly load so the parking spot can be freed for the next car.
  • e. If you need to help your child buckle up, please pull in to the “Buckle Assist” area so that we can free up parking spots quickly.
  • f. All cars will exit the lot via the North exit onto Ottley.

 

- If parents wish to park and meet their child, please instruct your child to follow the “walkers” procedure above. Parents will then meet their child at one of the cross walks to pick them up. Parents will need to tell their child which cross walk they will meet them at so their student goes to the proper meeting area (please see #2 above).

 

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School Communication

THURSDAY FOLDERS AND MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

Thursday Folder

    In an effort to assist you and your child with important information and school news we have established "Thursday Folders". Each Thursday your child will bring home a packet of letters, classroom information, etc. Please take time to sit and discuss this information with your child. In addition, on the last Thursday of the month, a monthly newsletter will be sent out regarding important school news and upcoming events in the next month.

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PROGRESS REPORTS AND CONFERENCES

conference

    The Shelledy staff is committed to communication between students, teachers, and parents. Pupil progress is reported through formal parent-teacher conferences twice a year and progress report cards are sent home during the year. Fall parent conferences are scheduled in October. Spring Conferences will be held in May. Progress report cards will be sent home at the end of each quarter. Additional conferences may be initiated as needed by the parents or teachers throughout the year.

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TELEPHONE MESSAGES

telephone

    We will deliver emergency/urgent messages to your child. If at all possible, arrangements for any changes in your child's routine should be made before they come to school in the morning. Students will not be allowed to use the telephone for permission to go home with a friend.

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Other Topics

CAFETERIA

Lunch

    We serve lunch for those who wish to purchase. Students may purchase hot lunch, or may bring a lunch prepared at home. Children bringing a lunch from home may purchase white or chocolate milk. If a student has any food allergies or is allergic to milk we will need a note from their physician stating the problem. Juice substitutions will not be made without such a note.

   Personnel from the Food Service Department will take lunch money at the entrance to the lunchroom by the cafeteria in the morning from 8:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. They may also pay via the internet or telephone. Simply log on to www.mealpay.com or call   1-866-393-4498. It is helpful if lunches are purchased by the week or by the month, although students may purchase them daily. We encourage students to purchase their lunches before school or via phone or internet to keep the lunch line moving smoothly. For more information on menus and more click on the following link to Nutrition Services.

   To avoid the loss of sack lunches and lunch boxes, please put your child's name on them.

   Free and reduced lunch information will be sent home with your child the first day of school. Forms will be available in the office also.

   If you are planning on joining your child for lunch, please call the office before 9:00 a.m. to order the lunches needed.

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DRESS CODE

Dress Code

   School is your child's "workplace" and consequently we ask that they dress appropriately. Children should dress according to the weather. If it is cold, please send your child to school with warm clothing.

   Any clothing which is deemed inappropriate will not be allowed to be worn at school. Please help your child make choices that will be conducive to a positive learning environment. We ask that students not wear tank tops, half shirts, crop tops, short shorts, bike shorts, or slogans promoting alcohol, tobacco, drugs, sex, or violence, or sagging pants.

   Please make sure all coats, hats, and gloves are labeled with your child's name. Let's keep our focus on student learning.

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EMERGENCY SCHEDULE

snow

   Inclement weather or other factors may result in closing schools, delayed opening, or early dismissal. School closing will be announced over local radio stations. Close contact is maintained with the district transportation office, bus company, highway department, weather bureau, and news media. Closing decisions are made as early as possible. On a questionable day, please listen to the radio rather than calling the district. Please complete the emergency/enrollment form very carefully. Complete, accurate information, including home and work phone numbers, is very important! If there is a change of address or phone number, inform the school promptly.

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PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT

Sports equipment

    Children are allowed to bring their own playground equipment, with the exception of hard bats and balls, to play with on the playground. No electronic devises including CD players, Game Boys, etc. will be allowed at school. All items brought from home must be clearly marked with the child's name. The school cannot be responsible for items lost or stolen. Safety is of prime concern and we reserve the right to exclude any items we deem unsafe or inappropriate.

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