- Crosswalk/Parking Lot
- Building Entrance
- Before School
- Staying After School
- Checking In/Out
- Absentee Letters
- Behavior Information & Plans
- Classroom Visits
- Dress Code
- Nuisance Items & Wheels at School
- Nutrition Services
- Students Birthdays
- School - Home Communications
- Safe & Orderly Schools
- Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP LOCATION
Bus loading and unloading will be in front of the school. The student drop-off and pick-up will be located on the north side of the school.
Our student's safety is our number one concern. Please teach and remind your children how to be safe pedestrians- looking both directions before crossing, staying on the sidewalk, crossing at crosswalk and not running out into the parking lot or street.
All doors will be locked or monitored. When you come to the building, you will need to state your name and the reason you are visiting the school before allowed entrance. Please check into the office immediately after entering the building. All adults in the building after the late bell, must check into the office and be issued a badge to wear. Badges will be issued to visitors only after they have shown ID and checked into the system. Please bring photo I.D. with you when you come to the school. You will not be able to check out your child without photo I.D.
Children should not arrive at school too early because teachers are preparing for the school day and there is no adult supervision. The building opens for students at 8:45 a.m. On good weather days children walk to the playground and may enter the school only when the bell rings. Children will be invited into the school on stormy or cold days.
If your child arrives at school late please check them in at the office so we have record of your child being here. If you need to check your child out early please check them out at the office. To check into the system, you will need your myDSD username and password. Parent/guardian must show a photo ID and be listed on the child’s information sheet. The office will call your child out of class.
Regular and consistent school attendance is essential for student growth and achievement. It is the responsibility of the parent to ensure that their children are in attendance and punctual each school day. Doxey Elementary follows state and district policy. Please notify the school when your student is absent. 402-2250
Postive Behavior Support
It is important for children to develop self-discipline and know right from wrong. Parents can help the school by encouraging good behavior in their children and setting a natural consequences. should they be notified of unacceptable behavior by the school. We will not tolerate fighting, bullying, disrespect, obscene language or gestures, sexual harassment or destruction of school property.
School-Wide Discipline Policies
At Doxey Elementary we have high expectations of positive behavior from our students. Good discipline is maintained by recognizing and praising good behavior and correcting actions when necessary. All actions, whether they are positive or negative, have a consequence. Expectations and rules are posted in the school, and have been taught to the students, and reviewed.
School Wide Principles for Positive Behavior Support
Every person deserves to be respected, to be safe, and to feel safe.
Students attend school to increase academic skills, behavior skills, & social skills.
Learning is enhanced when the environment is physically and emotionally safe; when expectations, procedures, & rules are clear to everyone; & when they are enforced and encouraged by all staff and student.
1. Be in the proper place at the proper time.
2. Treat people and materials with kindness & respect.
3. Keep hands, feet, and objects to self.
4. Follow directions on the first try.
Doxey Dragon Behavior System
Not following procedures
Inappropriate or unkind language
Making a mess
Being off task
Improper use of technology
Use of distracting items such as cell phones, toys, cards, fidget spinners, etc.
Disrespecting/disobeying an adult
Leaving School Grounds
Level 1 Offense
Classroom Behavior Management System & Warning.
1 Warning = 1 Tally on tracker.
3 warnings in one behavior= 1 Citation (at teacher discretion) and home contact with administrator notification.
Level 2 offense
home contact, administrator contact (any contact emailed home
should be copied to administration also)
Documentation on ENCORE by teacher.
3 Citations in one behavior= Referral to Local Case Management by teacher.
Level 3 offense
Immediate referral to Administration and/or Local Case Management
Consequence, to be determined by the administration or Local Case Management.
2 Level 3 offenses = Referral to District Case Management Team.
School Wide Positive Reinforcement Plan
At Doxey we have high expectations of positive behavior from our students. When students achieve positive behavior we believe they should be recognized for their actions. By doing this it will reinforce their positive behavior. Various positive reinforcements will be used:
· Braggin Dragon Tickets
· Dragon Pin Awards
· Student of the Month
Parents are always welcome, but teachers appreciate appointments being made prior to a visit. Please check in with the office and obtain a visitor or volunteer badge. Teachers also appreciate volunteers in their classrooms. Please contact your child's teacher to see how you can help in their classroom.
Homework is considered an important part of the educational program. It provides children the opportunity to develop responsibility, good study habits, and mastery of skills taught in class. Homework is encouraged and will be used to extend and expand the activities taught during the day. Consideration of home and out-of-school activities, as well as your child's age and grade, will be given when determining specific assignments.
Homework time guidelines
1st grade 10 minutes
2nd grade 20 minutes
3rd grade 30 minutes
4th grade 40 minutes
5th grade 50 minutes
6th grade 60 minutes
Elementary Keyboarding benchmarks:
3rd grade 15 words per minute at 96% Accuracy
4th grade 20 wpm/96% Accuracy
5th grade 24 wpm/96% Accuracy
6th grade 27 wpm/96% Accuracy
As a school we emphasize the importance of student, parent, and student collaboration in encouraging students to come to school dressed appropriately for school work. School officials may prohibit the following types of clothing, including but not limited to:
• Excessively baggy, or saggy pants or shorts
• Excessively oversized jackets or coats
• Inappropriately short, tight, or revealing shorts, skirts, dresses, shirts, etc.
ie: Finger-tip length regarding shorts and skirts. Four finger width regarding sleeveless shirts.
• Clothing that is ripped, torn, or frayed
• Bare, stocking feet, flip flops, or slippers
• Clothing displaying obscene, vulgar, lewd or sexually explicit words, messages, or pictures
• Hats, visors, and bandannas
• Clothing attachments or accessories that could be considered weapons, including but not limited to spikes on boots, bracelets, chokers, chains on wallets or belts, etc.
• Exaggerated cosmetics and body paint
• Exaggerated hairstyles or colors (blue, pink, green, etc.) that disrupt the school day
• Exaggerated body piercings
• Clothing that exposes bare midriffs, buttocks, revealing necklines, or undergarments
• Clothing that advertises a substance that a student cannot legally possess or use
(i.e. tobacco, alcohol, illegal drugs)
• Belts worn excessively long in the front
• Boy Scout-style buckles with the initials of the person or gang etched on it
Toys, MP3 players (iPods), electronic games, walkie talkies, rollerblades, skateboards, fidget spinners etc. should not be brought to school. These items disrupt school. The teacher may take these items and return them only to a parent. The school is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
Wheels at school
Items that have wheels should not be used on school property. These items include bikes, scooters, Heelys (or any other shoes with wheels) and may not be ridden on school property.
Bikes and scooters should be locked up on the bike rack and left outside for the day. The school is not responsible for stolen or damaged bikes or scooters. No "wheels" may be brought into the building.
Breakfast will be served daily in the cafeteria from 8:15-8:40 am.
Applications for free & reduced lunch are available through your my.DSD guardian account. Applications must be done online. Login to your my.DSD account, click on tools, then apply for lunch assistance.
If you have any questions concerning your my.DSD account and/or applications please contact office or Lunch room manager at 402-2264.
Parents are encouraged to pay for lunch in advance by week, month, term or year. Please make checks payable to: Davis Nutrition Services. Include student name, student number with any lunch money that you send. You are also encouraged to pay for lunch online through your my.DSD account.
Good manners are expected in the lunchroom. Students will be monitored by a supervisor. The children whose behavior is consistently inappropriate may lose lunch privileges in the lunchroom.
Davis School District – Farmington, Utah Meal Charges in Schools
The purpose of these procedures is to establish consistent meal charging and collection procedures districtwide. The District’s goals are:
• To maintain a positive experience for students during meal service.
• To treat all students with dignity and respect.
• To establish practices which are age-appropriate.
• To minimize meal charges and encourage parents to pre-pay for all meals.
• To promote parents’ responsibility for meal payment and self-responsibility of the student.
Meal Accounts: Payment in advance for meals enables the District to achieve these goals. Personal checks and cash deposits are accepted daily at the schools. For convenience, deposits may also be made by credit/debit card through a parent’s my.DSD account.
Emergency Meal Service: The Board of Education acknowledges that on occasion, students may forget or lose meal money. In such cases, the student’s statement of need shall be accepted and a meal will be made available. School lunch employees shall not, withhold a meal, provide an alternate meal, pull a student from the line, ask the student to call his parent or friend, stamp the student’s hand, or otherwise call attention to the student who has forgotten or lost meal money. A school lunch employee may remind a student attending a secondary school that his account is in the negative. The cost of the unpaid meal will be charged to the student’s account.
Evaluate Individual Circumstances: When a student repeatedly comes to school without a meal from home or money to participate in the school meal program, school administrators should consider if circumstances in the home warrant contacting social workers or Child Protective Services. Frequent requests may indicate the family’s need for free- or reduced-price meals. School administrators may work with the family to apply for school meal benefits. All meals eaten before a free- or reduced-price meal application is processed and approved are the responsibility of the parent and must be paid for.
Repayment for Meal Charges and Bad Checks: Federal guidelines prohibit the Food and Nutrition operation from writing off bad debts as a result of charged meals. Every effort will be made to collect for unpaid meals. Unpaid meal charges may result in the following:
• An automated telephone call to the parent.
• An email sent to the parent.
• A verbal reminder to student attending a secondary school.
• School lunch manager contact parents by phone or notes in teacher mail boxes.
• In case of significant delinquent payments, a letter will be sent home from the Food and Nutrition Department.
We want to recognize each student's birthday at Doxey. During the month of their birthday they will get to eat lunch and receive a treat at the PTA birthday table.
Each student is welcome to bring a purchased treat to share on their birthday. We appreciate that it is a special day for the child, but we ask that all other forms of celebration be done at home, such as: balloons, bouquets, party invitations, banners, etc. to eliminate hurt feelings among other students. Parents/Guardians will also have the opportunity to wish their child a Happy Birthday on our Doxey Lobby Screen for $5.00.
Communication between home and school is extremely important. Much of our communication is via our website, email and phone. It is important that phone numbers and email addresses are current and on file at the school. If you have any questions about what is going on at school, feel free to contact the office or your child's teacher.
There is a telephone in each classroom, and in the office. After school play arrangements should be made at home. Students may only use the phone with permission from their teacher. Please keep all phone numbers updated in the office so you can be contacted if needed. Students should not communicate via cell phones during school hours. (Please refer to cell phone policy)
Cell Phones During school, cell phones need to be turned off and stored in backpack or with Teacher! If cell phones are used during school hours the phone will be taken away for the remainder of the day. On second offense parent/guardian will be required to come get the phone. Third offense, phone will be required to be turned in to office each day. The school is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
SAFE & ORDERLY SCHOOLS
It is the policy of the Davis School District and Doxey Elementary to promote a safe and orderly school environment for all students and employees. Criminal acts or disruptive behavior of any kind will not be tolerated and any individual who engages in such activity will be subject to school disciplinary action as determined by school administrators, District disciplinary action as determined by the Department of Student & Family Resources Case Management Team, police referral, and/or prosecution. In determining appropriate discipline, school officials will consider the totality of the circumstances, including the severity of the offense, as well as the individual’s age, disability status, intent, academic status, and prior disciplinary record.
WEAPONS AND EXPLOSIVES-AUTOMATIC ONE YEAR EXPULSION
Any student who in a school building, in a school vehicle, on District property, or in conjunction with any school activity, possesses, controls, sales, arranges for the sale of, uses or threatens use of a real weapon, explosive, noxious or flammable material, or actually uses or threatens to use a look-alike or pretend weapon with the intent to intimidate another person or to disrupt normal school activities, shall be expelled from all District schools, programs, and activities for a period of not less than one calendar year; unless the Case Management Team determines on a case-by-case basis, that a lesser penalty would be more appropriate. The terms Aweapon,@ Aexplosive,@ and Anoxious or flammable material@ include but are not limited to: guns, starter pistols, cap guns, knives, martial arts accessories, bombs, bullets and ammunition, fireworks, gasoline or other flammable liquids, matches, and lighters.
Any student, who possesses, controls, uses, distributes, sells, or arranges the sale of an illegal drug or controlled substance (which includes alcohol, tobacco in any form, and electronic cigarettes), an imitation controlled substance, or drug paraphernalia in a school building, in a school vehicle, on District property, or in conjunction with any school activity, may be suspended, transferred to an alternative placement, tested for drugs, expelled, referred for police investigation, and/or prosecuted.
Students may be suspended, transferred to an alternative placement, expelled, referred for police investigation, and/or prosecuted for committing any of the following school-related serious violations: 1) threatening or causing harm to the school, school property, or persons associated with the school, or property associated with that person, regardless of where the conduct occurs; 2) committing any criminal act, including but not limited to: assault, harassment, hazing, rape, trespass, arson, theft, vandalism, possession or use of pornographic materials on school property; 3) engaging in any gang activity, including but not limited to: flashing gang signs, displaying or spraying gang graffiti, wearing or displaying gang related clothing or apparel, or soliciting others for membership in a gang.
DISRUPTION OF SCHOOL OPERATIONS
Students may be suspended, transferred to an alternative placement, expelled, referred for police investigation, and/or prosecuted for any conduct that creates an unreasonable and substantial disruption or risk of disruption of a class, activity, program, or other function of the school, including but not limited to: frequent, flagrant, or willful disobedience; defiance of school authority; criminal activity; fighting; noncompliance with school dress code; possession of contraband (i.e., drug paraphernalia, pornography, mace, pepper spray, laser pen, chains, needles, razor blades, bats and clubs); or the use of foul, profane, vulgar, harassing or abusive language.
When a student is suspected of violating Doxey Elementary or District policy the school administrator must meet with and inform him/her of the allegations and provide the student the opportunity to give his/her version of the incident. If the school administrator determines sufficient evidence exists to impose discipline the school administrator shall notify the parent or guardian that 1) the student has been suspended; 2) the grounds for the suspension; 3) the period of time for which the student is suspended;And 4) the time and place for the parent or guardian to meet with a designated school official to review the suspension.
AUTHORITY TO SUSPEND AND EXPEL
The school administrator has the authority to suspend a student for up to ten school days per incident. If the school administrator desires or contemplates suspending for longer than ten school days or expelling a student, the school administrator shall make a referral to the District's Case Management Team.
BULLYING/CYBER BULLYING/HARASSMENT/ HAZING
Students may be suspended, transferred to an alternative placement, expelled, referred for police investigation, and/or prosecuted for engaging in any physical or verbal aggression, intimidation, or discrimination of any school employee or student at school or school-related activity regardless of location or circumstance, including but not limited to bullying, cyber-bullying ,hazing, or sexual, racial, ethnic, religious, or disability-related harassment.
SEARCH AND SEIZURE
School officials have the authority to search a student's person, personal property, or vehicle while located on school property or at a school sponsored activity, when they have reason to believe that the search will turn up evidence that the student has violated or is violating a particular law or school rule.
Students have no right or expectation of privacy in school lockers. School lockers are the sole property of the Davis School District and Doxey Elementary. Periodic general inspections of lockers, including the use of drug detecting canines, may be conducted by school authorities for any reason at any time, without notice, without student consent, and without a search warrant.
FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT
Student Education Records
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law designed to protect the privacy of a students’ education records. FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children’s education records. These rights are:
- Inspect and review all of their student’s education records maintained by the school within 45 days of a request for access.
- Request that a school correct records believed to be inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA.
Parents who wish to ask the school to amend a record should write the principal or appropriate school official, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it should be changed. If the school decides not to amend the record as requested by the parent, the school will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and advise them of their right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment.
Provide consent before the school discloses personally identifiable information (PPI) from a student’s record, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. Such exceptions include, but are not limited to:
[a] school officials with legitimate educational interests;
[b] other schools to which a student is transferring;
[c] individuals who have obtained court orders or subpoenas;
[d] individuals who need to know in cases of health and safety emergencies;
[e] official in the juvenile justice system;
[f] a State agency or organization that is legally responsible for the care and protection of the student;
[g] specified officials for audit or evaluation purposes; or
[h] organizations conducting studies for or on behalf of the District.
A school official is a person employed by the District as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel); a person serving as a volunteer; a person serving on the District School Board; a person or company with whom the District has contracted to perform a special task (such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, or therapist), or to whom the District has outsourced institutional services or functions. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.
STUDENT DIRECTORY INFORMATION
Directory information, which is information that is generally not considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if released, may be released at the discretion of school officials, without consent, for appropriate reasons such as, school publications, newspaper articles, and to outside education related organizations. In addition, two federal laws require secondary schools to provide military recruiters, upon request, the names, addresses and telephone listings of their students.
The Davis School District has designated the following information as directory information: 1) student’s name, 2) student’s address, 3) student’s telephone number, 4) date of birth, 5) parent email address, 6) participation in officially recognized activities and sports, 7) weight and height of members of athletic teams, 8) degrees, honors, and awards received, 9) photograph, 10) most recent educational institution attended by the student.
If you, as a parent, do not want Doxey Elementary to disclose directory information from your child’s education records without your prior written consent, you must notify the school in writing annually.
Parents who believe their rights have been violated may contact the school’s administration or file a complaint with:
- Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-5920
Informal inquires may be sent to FPCO via the following email address: FERPA@ED.Gov
Complaints should be reported as soon as possible, but not later than 180 days from the date you learned of the circumstances of the alleged violation.
RIGHTS UNDER THE PROTECTION OF PUPIL RIGHTS AMENDMENT
The Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) affords parents certain rights regarding the use of surveys or other school activities which may involve the collection or use of protected information. These include the right to:
Consent before students are required to participate in any survey, analysis, or evaluation that reveals information, whether personally identifiable or not, concerning the student’s or any family member’s:
[a] Political affiliations or beliefs;
[b] Mental or psychological problems;
[c] Sexual behavior, orientation or attitudes;
[d] Illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating, or demeaning behavior;
[e] Critical appraisals of others with whom the student or family have close family relationships;
[f] Legally recognized privileged relationships, such as with lawyers, doctors, or ministers;
[g] Religious practices, affiliations, or beliefs; or
[h] Income, other than as required by law to determine program eligibility.
Receive notice and an opportunity to opt a student out of activities involving collection, disclosure, or use of personal information obtained from students regarding any of the protected information areas.
Inspect, upon request and before administration or use of:
[a] Protected information surveys designed to be administered to students; and
[b] Instructional material used as part of the educational curriculum.
Davis School District has policies in place to protect student privacy as required by both State and Federal law. Doxey Elementary will directly notify you of the specific or approximate dates of activities which involve the collection or use of protected information, and provide an opportunity to opt your student out of participating in such activities.
Parents who believe their rights have been violated may contact the school’s administration or file a complaint with:
- Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-5920
Informal inquires may be sent to FPCO via the following email address: PPRA@ED.Gov.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag shall be recited by students at the beginning of each school day in each public school classroom in the State, led by a student in the classroom, as assigned by the classroom teacher on a rotating basis. Participation in the Pledge is voluntary and not compulsory.
RELIGIOUS EXPRESSION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
In compliance with existing federal and State law regarding religion and religious expression in public schools, the District or school may neither advance nor inhibit religion. It is the District=s policy to: 1) allow students and employees to engage in expression of personal religious views or beliefs within the parameters of current law, and 2) maintain the schools’ official neutrality regarding sectarian religious issues according to the constitutional principle of separation between church and state.
PARENTAL RIGHTS IN PUBLIC EDUCATION
The Davis School District and Doxey Elementary shall reasonably accommodate** a parent’s or guardian’s:
· written request to retain a student in kindergarten through grade 8 on grade level based on the student's academic ability or the student's social, emotional, or physical maturity.
· written request, prior to scheduled event, to excuse the student from attendance for a family event or a scheduled proactive visit to a health care provider. (Student agrees to make up course work for school days missed for the scheduled absence).
· written request to place a student in a specialized class, a specialized program, or an advanced course. (In determining whether placement is reasonable, the District shall consider multiple academic data points).
· request to excuse the student from taking an assessment that is federally mandated, is mandated by the state, or requires the use of a state assessment system or software that is provided or paid for by the state.
· initial selection of a teacher or request for a change of teacher.
· request to visit and observe any class the student attends.
· request to meet with a teacher at a mutually agreeable time if unable to attend a regularly scheduled parent teacher conference.
**Reasonably accommodate" means to make its best effort to enable a parent or guardian to exercise a parental right without substantial impact to staff and resources including employee working conditions, safety and supervision on school premises and for school activities, and the efficient allocation of expenditures while balancing the parental rights, the educational needs of other students, the academic and behavioral impacts to a classroom, a teacher's workload, and the assurance of the safe and efficient operation of a school. Each accommodation shall be considered on an individual basis and no student shall be considered to a greater or lesser degree than any other student.
**Reasonably accommodate for purposes of this section means the District or school shall make its best effort to enable a parent or guardian to exercise a parental right specified here without substantial impact to staff and resources, including employee working conditions, safety and supervision on school premises and for school activities, and the efficient allocation of expenditures; while balancing: the parental rights of parents or guardians; the educational needs of other students; the academic and behavioral impact to a classroom; a teacher’s workload; and the assurance of the safe and efficient operation of a school.
The parental rights specified here do not include all the rights or accommodations available to parents or guardians from the public education system.