School Telephone Numbers

School Office: 702-799-6892      School Fax: 702-799-2276

                                                      

School Hours

9:00 A.M. – 3:21 P.M..

Tardy Bell Rings at 9:10

 

Office:   7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

School Website & Facebook

Be sure to access our school website, glentaylorelementary.com, on a regular basis to keep current on school events and information. Our page also contains many helpful links to CCSD departments and academic information. Additionally, we will post what is happening at Glen Taylor on our school Facebook at www.facebook.com/GlenTaylorElementarySchool/

 

Arrival to School and Dismissal

The playground will be supervised beginning at 8:45 a.m. 1st- 5th Grader students will enter from the Kiss and Go gates to the campus. The parking lot will be closed for buses during arrival (8:40-9:20) and dismissal (2:45-3:35) each day. Parents are not to park

at anytime on the red curbs in the parking lot or around the school. Students may not be on campus prior to 8:45 a.m. The line-up bell for students will ring at 8:55 a.m. At that time, students will line up in the designated area (classroom dot) with their classmates. The Pledge of Allegiance is then recited as a school outside, after which, classes begin entering the building at 9:00 a.m. A second bell rings at 9:10 a.m. All students should be in their classes at that time. Students arriving after 9:10 a.m. are considered tardy.

 

Students are to walk home, ride the school bus, or be picked up as soon as school dismisses at 3:21. Supervision is provided only until 3:26 p.m. Arrangements for getting home must be made prior to your child arriving at school. Emergencies do happen and calls explaining an emergency are appreciated. Children left after 3:26 p.m. will be taken to Safe Key. If a student is not enrolled in Safe Key then the school district’s attendance officer may be called at 3:45 p.m. and the student could be transported to the nearest Boy’s and Girl’s Club, which the school district has an affiliation.

 

Volunteering Policy Per SB 287

We believe our parents play an important role in supporting school policies and educational goals. Parents help teachers provide the best education possible for our children. We encourage all families to have continued communication with teachers.

 

When visiting Glen Taylor during school hours to volunteer, you must have a volunteer badge issued by the Clark County School District based on legislation SB 287. The process for being a badged volunteer includes cleared fingerprints and background checks for all employees, representatives, and volunteers including parents, prior to allowing them to report to a school campus.  Every five (5) years thereafter volunteers will need to renew their badge, as long as they remain in their capacity as a regular volunteer, with the district and redo the fingerprinting process. The law also requires volunteers who will or are likely to have unsupervised or regular contact with pupils to submit for fingerprinting and background checks, to the district, upon application for service and every five (5) years. This was not a district-initiated decision. These procedures have been established in order to comply with SB 287. Parents and volunteers will additionally need a yearly renewal on campus by watching the required videos. We encourage all parents to actively participate in their child’s education and welcome parent volunteers in the classroom who have a Clark County School District visitor badge. To help minimize disruptions, we ask that volunteers/visitors make arrangements ahead of time with the classroom teacher about the time and type of activity in which you would like to participate. Parents will not be allowed to go down to classrooms without a badge and an appointment during the instructional day. If you need to speak to your child directly, the office staff will call your child to the

office. This procedure is in place to ensure instruction is not disrupted and to maintain a level of safety for all of our students.

 

Cell Phone Use at School

  • Phones must be turned off and remain off during the instructional day and passing periods in compliance with CCSD Policy 5136. Phones left on vibrate/silent modes are subject to seizure.

  • Cellular phones may only be used prior to the first bell, after the final bell, or during scheduled nutrition breaks or lunch periods.

  • Students are to never access the internet on school campus while on their own devices as it would be unfiltered nor share it with other students to use at school.

  • Students are to never take pictures of other students on campus or post or access social media sites while at school.

  • Cellular phones should be stored in a non-visible location (backpacks, purses, pockets).

 

Phones confiscated in violation of these guidelines will only be returned to a parent/guardian during non-instructional hours. Cellular phones must remain off during a school evacuation, lockdown, or drill. During these situations tell your child NOT to try to contact you by cell phone until given the okay by school staff, thus allowing emergency communication channels to remain open. The Parent Link communication system has the capability of contacting parents/guardians in an emergency.

 

Additionally, parents are asked to silence their cellular phones while at the school. This ensures both compliance with the above guidelines and serves to set a positive example for students.

 

Communication regarding your child’s safety will in no way be hindered through these guidelines. Please be reminded that each school has intercoms and loudspeakers and the majority of our classrooms have hardwired telephones. Additionally, administrators and safety personnel are prepared with two-way radios and cell phones.

 

Important Information Regarding Messages to Students

Per CCSD policy, we cannot relay messages to students that come over the phone. Because we cannot verify the caller, taking a message that changes pick-up plans, after school meetings places, etc. creates a safety issue for students. All messages of this nature for students must be given to the office in person. This allows the school to verify the person giving the message is on the student’s approved contact list.

 

Class Parties/Birthday Parties/Nutritional Policy

Each room parent works with the teacher to organize three major class parties each year: Halloween/Nevada Day, Winter Holiday, and Valentine’s Day. The CCSD nutrition policy states that these celebrations, along with limited special events at the school, are the only times treats may be served to students. Treats may not be brought to school for birthdays. Students may bring pencils, bookmarks, etc. but not food. Please respect these nutritional guidelines as we have many students with severe food allergies and not all parents want their child to consume treats on a regular basis. Private birthday party invitations may not be distributed at school unless the entire class is invited.

 

Use of Equipment

Instructional equipment such as copy machines, letter-press, and computers are available for use by badged volunteers after the completion of a training session with a teacher. Equipment is expensive and difficult to repair and replace. Please ask for help to operate unfamiliar equipment and report any problems to the office staff.

 

Staff Lounge

It is important to provide staff members an area where they can go to have privacy and be free to eat, rest, and work without the possibility of interruptions by parents and children.  Parents/volunteers and children are not allowed to work in the lounge area. The lounge area is reserved for the staff. Does this mean the staff lounge is totally off limits to parents and volunteers? No, parents and volunteers (especially our PTA) may still need to put flyers in mailboxes, get a soda, etc. Parents may also access the workroom attached to the staff lounge all day expect during the teacher lunch period from 11:10-12:30. This workroom is off-limits to children, however.

 

Parent Work Areas

The appropriate place for parents/volunteers with CCSD visitor badge are to work is in teachers’ classrooms and/or the designated pod areas. We do encourage parents to use the workroom when needed while volunteering at the teacher’s request. We ask however that parents/volunteers not bring children with them while doing volunteer work. Children are not allowed in the work areas due to the type of equipment in the lounge work area that could hurt a young child. Younger siblings can be a distraction in the classroom and may not be in the classroom during volunteering.

 

Attendance and Absences

The Board of School Trustees and the Nevada Revised Statutes require school attendance. It is the position of the Board that if a student is absent, no learning can take place. It is the parent’s responsibility to see that regular attendance is maintained and that their child is on time to school. When a student is absent, upon return, please send a signed note verifying the absence. The office only needs to be called to report an extended absence or if you would like to request to pick-up homework at the end of the day. Excused absences include: illness, medical appointment, death in the family, mandated court appearance and approved religious holidays.

Prearranged absences are not excused unless they circumstantial and are under the 10 cumulative days in a school year allotted. Unexcused absences include, but are not limited to: vacations/out of town trips, babysitting, personal business, vehicle breakdowns, missed bus, alarm clock not working, and truancy. It is the student’s responsibility to make up any missed work due to an absence. After missing 11-15 absences you may get a call from the counselor. When missing 16 to 18 days you will receive a call from the clerk inquiring about your students. After 18 days the school amy contact you to set up an academic concern meeting with Administration and teachers to discuss your student’s academic progress due to absences. Students missing a total of twenty (20) school days or more shall be considered for retention in their current grade level.

 

Tardiness disrupts the educational process. Late arriving students are when the come to school after 9:10 which causes the loss of instructional time for him/herself and other students. Glen Taylor Elementary School’s tardy policy will be enforced. Also, to protect classroom instruction and your child’s learning time, we discourage students being picked up prior to the end of the allocated school day. Students who leave before 3:11 at the end of the day will receive an afternoon tardy. In calculating attendance awards, three tardies will equal one absence and ten tardies may result in a required parent conference.

 

Non-Participation in School Activities

Anytime a child must not participate in school activities, such as, PE recess etc., a note must be sent to school. If there is going to be extended non-participation (more than 2 days), a note from a doctor is required and must be turned into the health office.

 

Bike Riding

A locked bike rack area is provided at school. All students must put their bikes in this location during the school day. Parents must provide bike locks for their children. The school is not responsible for any loss or damage to bikes. All bikes must be walked on school grounds for student safety. Skateboards and scooters are prohibited to be ridden on school grounds for safety reasons.

 

Bus Rules

Students who ride the bus to and from school must follow the rules set forth by the bus driver and the Clark County School District. Bus transportation is a privilege. Citations are issued to students who do not follow the rules of safety and conduct. Bus citations can be issued and students may be suspended from riding the bus for short periods of time or indefinitely for the remainder of the school year. Students should not arrive at the bus stop for more than five minutes before the scheduled pick up time. Since students are unsupervised by staff,it is recommended that they should be accompanied by an adult. Students who miss the bus after school are to report to the front office. For additional bussing/transportation information, you can access the website at http://ccsd.net/departments/transportation and or call the school by phone at 702-799-8100

 

Crossing Guards

Crossing guards are employed by the Police Department to ensure the safety of students while crossing streets to and from school. All students walking to and from school are expected to follow crosswalk guidelines as developed by the crossing guards for their own safety. These crosswalk MUST be used for the safety of students, and we encourage you to speak to your student about using them consistently!

 

Emergency Data

The school office must have current home and emergency telephone numbers as well as current addresses. It is essential that we have this information in case of an accident or illness. Changes to this information must be made in person as we need to verify who the person is making the changes. If we are unable to reach a parent/guardian, we will use the emergency contact information you have provided.

 

Enrollment and/or Withdrawal

Students must officially enroll through the school office before they can attend class the next day. A birth certificate and immunization records are required for students new to the school district. Proof of residency is required of all students.

 

If you are planning to withdraw your child, the office needs to be notified at least one day in advance in order to complete the required paperwork. Lost or missing textbooks and library books must be paid for at that time.

 

Homework

We at Glen Taylor Elementary School believe that the reinforcement of skills, development of self-discipline, and the good study habits that daily homework brings are of great importance in the development of good students. During the school year, you can expect your child to have homework on a daily basis, Monday through Thursday. We ask that you help your child by making certain that the homework is completed and returned.

 

Once weekly, students will be assigned a constructed response writing homework assignment for grades 2-5. Teachers will be communicating with you if your child does not fulfill their part of the commitment. The approximate number of minutes you can expect your child to be engaged in homework Monday through Thursday evenings is listed by grade level below. This will naturally vary with each child. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher.

 

Kindergarten – First Grade …………….15-45 minutes

Second & Third Grade ……………. 30-60 minutes

Fourth & Fifth Grade ……………. 45-75 minutes

 

There may be rare times your child does not have homework. This will be the exception, not the rule. Students will be able to obtain makeup work for excused absences when they return to school.

 

Parent Concerns

We want everyone to be pleased and satisfied with every aspect of the school’s operations. However, we know that on occasion you may have a concern. If the concern relates to your child, the first step is to contact your child’s teacher. This communication with the teacher can be via email, phone call or texting application. If the concern is more general, you can email an administrator as the links are provided on the school website. You may also speak to or schedule an appointment with an administrator.

 

Personal Belongings/Toys

Personal items brought to school should be kept inside the child’s backpack until needed in the classroom. Parents are urged to print names on items such as lunch bags/boxes, coats, sweaters, and backpacks. Do not allow your child to bring balls, toys, nuisance items or other items to school, which are not part of the educational program. Toys (which included trading items such as Pokemon) brought to school will be confiscated and returned at the end of the school year.

 

Safekey

Safekey, sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department of the City of Henderson, is a supervised before-and-after-school program that provides a fun, safe environment for children. The program features crafts, games, homework time, special programs, and snacks for a nominal fee. Advanced registration is required. We are requesting every parent register his or her child in case you should have an emergency and are unable to pick up your child on time. You will know that your child will be waiting safely for you in Safekey until you arrive. Reminder: The school office is not a location for students to wait for parents after school. For more information on Safekey, please call 267-4100.

 

Food Services:

The cost of breakfast is $1.25, cash daily or advance purchase. A variety of items such as milk, juice, sweet rolls, pancakes, French toast, and cereal are available. Breakfast is served beginning at 8:25 a.m. in the lunchroom. The cost of lunch is $2.00, cash daily or advance purchase. Milk is available for 30¢ (pint carton) for those students who bring their lunch.

 

Prices are subject to change. Instead of being given tickets for advance purchases, students are credited for the amount of lunch purchases and these credits are marked off as the student uses them. Accurate records are maintained by our food service manager. This system minimizes the loss of money or lunch tickets. Additionally, to encourage the use of credits, students paying cash are served after the credit customers. We suggest advance purchases on a monthly basis. To make payments, view purchases and schedule low balance alerts visit www.myschoolbucks.com. Checks are made payable to Clark County School District. Applications for free or reduced lunches are available from the office or the kitchen in the multi-purpose room . The letter attached to the form will have details regarding criteria for qualifying. Free or reduced priced lunches will not be served to your child until you have received notification. A student who has forgotten his/her money will be served a complete lunch. He/she will be given a charge slip to take home. The charge slip states that a lunch was charged and that the appropriate amount should be returned to the food service worker the next day. Until the charge has been paid, another charge cannot be made. Students with unpaid charges will be offered a cold tray/cereal and milk or grilled cheese. If you have any questions regarding food services, please contact our food service manager between 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.

 

Telephone Use

The school office is the center of activities and is busy at all times. Students may use the phone only in case of emergency. It must be used with discretion and with the permission of the office personnel. Your cooperation in guiding your child in this area is appreciated. Personal cell phones are not allowed to be used during instructional time. Students are to have their phones off when at school (not on vibrate mode). Phones that go off in class will be taken and a parent will be required to come and pick up the phone from the office.

 

Health Services/Medication

Students who become ill at school should report to the health office. If the illness or injury is of such a nature that the student should go home, the parent will be notified. Students are not permitted to leave the school without permission from the school office. Many children must be on medication around the clock. A student needing medication during school hours must have a completed Medication Release form on file, which can be obtained from the office personnel.  The medication must have been prescribed by a licensed prescribing practitioner. No over-the-counter medication may be given without prescription.

 

School Climate

The development and maintenance of a positive school climate is a priority of the Glen Taylor staff. A positive school climate focuses on self-concept and encourages staff and students to act in positive ways. It is believed that as students learn concepts and behaviors that make them happier, healthier, and more responsible, the school will then take on those same characteristics.

 

Student Recognition Activities

Teachers and staff will work together to acknowledge students who demonstrate appropriate student responsibility and demonstrate kindness.

  • Citizenship Program and it recognizes students for modeling excellent citizenship and Taylor 10 expectations and highlight other successes .

  • Taylor 10 expectation are used to talk positively to students, and Titan 10 card completion is an opportunity to reward students for consistency with positive behaviors.

  • “Go for the Gold” trophies are given for classes who meet expectations for specialists monthly.

 

School Wide Discipline Policy:

Progressive discipline is based on the Taylor 10 expectations and processes that include teacher interventions in response to disruptive or inappropriate student behaviors.The success of progressive discipline is dependent upon parents being informed of their child’s behavior problems so they can assist and cooperate in supporting the consequences for disruptive behavior.

  • For minor infractions or disruptions staff will work with students informally with correcting misbehavior with discussion/conferencing between the student and the teacher.

  • After informal conferences when misbehavior is more severe and classroom

  • management is exhausted, the teacher will issue a Taylor Citation. This serves as a “heads-up” for the child and the parent. The teacher keeps a record of the notice to determine the trends. Teacher will continue to communicate with parents as well.

  • After five Taylor Citations, a Required Parent Conference (RPC) conference will be scheduled with the teacher and an administrator and documented in the student discipline file on Infinite Campus. The student may additionally be assigned further consequences which could include lunch detention, removal from the class, or missing out on other privileges. In this meeting, the teacher and administrator will discuss trends and may possibly discuss individual behavior plan for the student to increase positive motivation.

  • **Major infractions will be followed by documenting misbehavior in the student’s discipline file on Infinite Campus and referring the student to the office to meet with administration including parent contact. In addition, a  RPC or suspension  may also occur.

  • Continued misbehavior and/or 10 citations will result in a Required Parent Conference (RPC) and/or In House Suspension on campus. Student may not return to school until a conference has been scheduled with a parent or guardian. This will additionally include a referral to the behavioral committee to work on further interventions for the behavior plans.

  • When the Required Parent Conference doesn’t eliminate the problem, additional misbehavior will result in progressive discipline which is additional RPC’s and/or suspension from school.

 

The exceptions to the above progression are serious offenses that include **major infractions which include physical aggression, threats/bullying, drugs, weapons, etc. They will follow under major infractions , and may result in school police involvement.

 

Standard Student Attire

Standard student attire is in place at Glen Taylor ES and is as follows:

 

MALES/FEMALES

  • pants

  • shorts

  • sweaters worn over approved shirts

  • jackets (school option)

  • sweatshirts/ sweat suits (plain or school logo)

  • shirts (long-or short-sleeved, logo free or school logo)

 

FEMALES

  • pants

  • shorts

  • sweater worn over approved shirts

  • jackets (school option)

  • sweatshirts/sweat suits (plain or school logo)

  • shirts (long-or short-sleeved, logo free or school logo)

  • skirts or skorts

 

Our school colors are hunter green, burgundy, navy blue, white, and khaki. In addition to blue jeans, denim pants in our school’s colors are permissible.

 

**Unless wearing a school logo shirt purchased from the office, all clothing items must be solid colors.

 

Revisions regarding “Uniforms” are as follows:

  • Schools with uniform policies will refer to such policies as Standard School Attire.

  • Jeans may be worn at elementary and middle schools (not at high schools).

  • When wearing jeans, students will be required to follow the guidelines outlined in the revised CCSD dress regulation that states that jean pants must be ‘sized to fit.’ Sized to fit means the following:

    • Jeans pants are not to be oversized, baggy, saggy, or dragging on the ground.

    • Jean pants must sit at the waist. Boys are not allowed to have the top of their underwear showing.

  • Midriffs are not to be exposed.

  • Jean pants cannot have holes in them.

  • Jean pants must be hemmed. They cannot be cut off or fringed at the bottom.

  • Tights, leggings, and knee-high socks must also be in solid colors.

 

Violations of our Standard Student Attire (SSA) guidelines will result in a logical progression of discipline:

 

  • First Violation: The school’s administration will conference with the student and provide them the opportunity to change into SSA. If the student is unable to, directed or refuses to change into SSA the student will be allowed to return to class for the remainder of the day. The school’s administration will conference with the parents to review the SSA policy and consequences of non-compliance. Parents and students will understand that this first violation serves as a warning.

  • Second Violation: The school administration will make a phone call to the parents to explain that their student is not in compliance with the SSA, and they can bring in a change of clothes for their students or the school can provide clean clothing to have the student be in compliance with the SSA. In addition, a Required Parent Conference (RPC) is scheduled to discuss continued non-compliance, review school SSA policy, and consequences of further non-compliance. Parents are made aware that they have the right to request a zone variance.

  • Third Violation: The third time a student is sent to the office for non-compliance of SSA the parents will be contacted and a RPC will be scheduled to discuss continued non-compliance with school rules regarding SSA. If the students’ parent indicates at the conference that their student will not comply with SSA the school administrator must notify the parent that their student will be administratively transferred to an elementary campus that does not implement the mandatory SSA policy.

 

CCSD Regulation 5131, Dress and Appearance states, “The Clark County School District reserves the right to insist that the dress and grooming of students are within the limits of generally accepted community standards and that students shall be required to show proper attention to personal cleanliness. Student’s dress, personal appearance and conduct are required to be of such character as not to disrupt or detract from the educational environment of the school. Any style which tends to diminish instructional effectiveness or discipline control by teachers is not acceptable. The school administration shall have the right to designate which types of dress, fashion, fads, or appearance disrupt or detract from the educational program and may be a potential safety hazard.”

 

Students must adhere to the following guidelines regarding school dress:

  1. Require the wearing of shoes with soles.

  2. Prohibit wearing crop tops (no skin showing between bottom of shirt/blouse and top of pants or skirts), strapless, low-cut clothing with slits, or tops and outfits that provide minimum coverage.

  3. Prohibit wearing clothing with spaghetti straps.

  4. All sleeveless shirts must have straps at least three inches wide and cover the shoulder. Require that all shorts, skirts and dresses must be at fingertip length. If shorts are worn, they must be hemmed and without fraying.

  5. Prohibit the wearing of headgear on campus except for designated school approved uniforms or at authorized athletic practices or activities.

  6. Prohibit slogans or advertising on clothing which by their controversial or obscene nature disrupt the educational setting. No spiked or studded clothing.

  7. Prohibit wearing of outer wear such as coats, mittens, and scarves upon entering the classroom.

  8. Hairstyles that present a distraction to the learning environment are not allowed (i.e., Mohawks and unnatural hair color).

  9. The school administration shall have the right to designate which types of dress, fashion, fads, or appearance disrupt or detract from the educational program and may be a potential safety hazard.

  10. Student dress, personal appearance, and conduct are required to be of such character as not to disrupt or detract from the educational environment of the school. Any style which tends to diminish instructional effectiveness or discipline control by teachers is not acceptable.

 

Students are to wear clothing appropriately and in alignment with the CCSD Regulation and the design and make of the clothing. The school is not responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged items that should not be worn to school.

 

We look forward to working with you and your student as we are a team!

 

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