Parent Quick Reference - Francone Elementary School
Parent Quick Reference - Francone Elementary School
Francone Elementary Student-Parent Reference Guide 11250 Perry Rd. Houston, TX 77064—281.897.4519—http://francone.cfisd.net WHO CAN HELP YOU? ATTENDANCE INFORMATION TARDIES—Students arriving after 8:45 AM are considered tardy. Parents will need to park and walk their child inside to sign them in for the day. ABSENCES—Attendance is taken at 10:00 AM. Students who leave school prior to the 10 AM roll time, or students arriving at 10 AM or after, are marked absent for the entire day. If your child is absent, please send a doctor’s note within 3 days for the absence to be excused. EARLY DEPARTURE—If you need to pick up your child prior to dismissal time, please send a note in the morning stating the time and reason your child needs to leave. We will make every effort to have your child in the front office at the requested time. The person picking up the child must be on the student’s emergency card and show their driver’s license. If an early departure note is not sent, please anticipate delays. INCLEMENT WEATHER—Inclement weather (heavy rain, lightning) will be determined at 3:45 PM. Please ensure your child’s Rainy Day transportation designation is on the file with the front office. SCHOOL HOURS: 8:45 AM – 4:00 PM SCHOOL COLORS: Blue & Gold SCHOOL MASCOT: Falcon Homeroom Teacher First Contact 281-897-4512 Nurse Dalal Saad 281-897-4515 Counselor Yalonda Gatson 281-897-3886 Diagnostician Katrina Tulod 281-897-4516 Cafeteria Manager Shirley Harris 281-897-4521 Registrar/Attendance Diane Huffman 281-897-4560 Administrative Secretary Heather Harmann 281-897-4498 Principal’s Secretary Penny Dodson 281-897-4699 Assistant Principal PK, K, 4 Melissa Martin 281-517-2947 Assistant Principal PK, PPCD, 2, 3 Renee Silliman 281-517-2948 Dr. Mark Simmons 281-897-4534 Dr. Tonya Goree 281-897-4699 Assistant Principal PK, 1, 5 Principal CONTACT INFORMATION: In case of an emergency, it is vital that we are able to contact you. Please keep phone numbers and addresses up to date in the office at all times. Changes may be made in person at the front office or by sending a note with your child. BIRTHDAYS Student birthdays are acknowledged at school during morning announcements. Due to State regulations, cakes, food, favors, etc. are not allowed for any special occasion, exceptions: party days. Treats may be purchased from the cafeteria with 5 days’ notice. Due to Privacy Act, homeroom lists may not be provided to individuals. Students may not distribute invitations to personal parties at school, unless an unaddressed invitation for every child in the class is provided to the teacher. The delivery of gifts such as flowers, balloons, etc. is prohibited. Personal Items: To prevent classroom disruptions, we ask that students refrain from bringing personal items to school, including, but not limited to: toys, cameras, trading cards, stuffed animals, etc. Electronic devices such as eReaders, iPods, etc. must have a signed permission slip and get prior approval from administration. All cell phone/electronic devices must be powered off and secured in the student’s backpack, unless they are being used for instructional purposes approved by his/her teacher. Buying & Selling Items: Students are not permitted to buy or sell any items at school except for Francone sponsored activities and events. Medication Policy STUDENTS MAY NOT TRANSPORT ANY PRESCRIPTION OR NON-PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION TO OR FROM SCHOOL. All medicine, including cough drops and medicated lip balm, must be brought to the clinic in the original container by the parent/guardian or responsible adult. Non-prescription medications will be given to students when necessary only upon receiving a written request with specific instructions from the parent/guardian. Prescription medication must be in the original container properly labeled with the child’s name, name of medication and dosage directions. CODE OF CONDUCT For more information regarding any District policies, please refer to the Student Handbook/Code of Conduct, available online at www.cfisd.net . A paper copy of the handbook is also available at the front office for viewing. SCHOOL VISITATIONS: ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE ARRIVAL: All students may enter the building at 8:25 a.m. Students should not be dropped off prior to that time as there is not adult supervision for them. DEPARTURE/TRANSPORTATION CHANGES: If a child’s end of day transportation needs to be changed, the parent/guardian must send a handwritten note with the date of change and a signature. Emails are not an allowable form of communication for transportation changes. No changes in your child’s after school transportation will be made after 3:15 p.m. ALL changes in dismissal procedures must be made in writing and turned in to the front office. There is no supervision for students who remain after 4:00 p.m. unless they are participating in an after school event. For information about CFISD’s before school/after school child care program, contact Club Rewind at 281-807-8900. BUS RIDERS: A student may not ride the bus other than the assigned bus, except in emergency situations. A request to ride a different bus must be made in writing in advance, and brought to the front office for approval by an administrator. It is the practice of CFISD that no Pre-K or Kindergarten students will be dropped off at a bus stop unless a responsible caretaker is available to receive them. When one is not available, the child will be brought back to school and a parent will be called to pick up the child from school. CAR RIDER DROP-OFF: All car riders must go through the car rider line in the main parking lot of the school. Parents needing to come inside should park in the lot and check-in at the front office. CAR RIDER PICK-UP: Parents will be given a tag to place in the front window of the car for identification purposes when picking up students. Parents must stay in car and go through the car rider line. Parents are NOT permitted to walk up and take a child form the car rider line. WALKERS & BIKE RIDERS: All walkers & bike riders enter the school through the front doors, and are released from the back door next to the bike racks. No Pre-K or Kindergarten students will be released from this door without an adult there to receive them. Bike riders must walk their bikes while on school property, both to andCODE from school. DRESS Appropriate dress and grooming are an important factor in the safe and orderly operation of schools. Students are not to wear clothing that is tight, loose, sagging, baggy, revealing, spaghetti-strap, backless, low cut or short. The full district dress code can be found in the Student Handbook. Francone’s specific guidelines include: Pants must be worn at the waist or upper hip and must not reveal underclothing. Shorts/Skirts/Dresses must be no more than 4” above the knee. Tops must not reveal underclothing, midsection, back, chest, or cleavage. Shoes must be either tennis shoes or shoes with closed toes and heels (no sandals, jellys, flip-flops, pool shoes; heels higher than 1” or shoes without a back). Head Coverings – No type of head covering may be worn unless for religious or medical purposes, or on days designated by administration. Ear Piercings must not detract from the learning environment or present a safety or health hazard. Boys are not permitted to wear earrings. Tattoos – Permanent or temporary tattoos must be covered at all times. Hair must be well groomed, neat and clean at all times; hair style/color must not detract from the learning and school environment. Backpacks - Rolling backpacks are not allowed. A good rule of thumb: When in doubt if clothing is school-appropriate, it is best to make another choice. A good rule of thumb: Whenstudents in doubtmay if clothing is school-appropriate, it is best Clubs: Dependent upon grade, have the opportunity to participate in to make another choice. good academic & behavioral standing. before/after school clubs. Participation in clubs requires Students may be removed from clubs at any point at the discretion of teachers and administrators. Tutoring: Consistent attendance is critical. Please adhere to the following guidelines: AM-Morning tutoring begins at 7:55. Students may not arrive late to tutoring as this creates a disruption to the learning process. PM-Students will be invited to participate in after school tutorials on an as needed basis. 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