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Loyd Auman Elementary On-Line Handbook
PARENT/STUDENT HANDBOOK
Table of Contents

Absences/Attendance Bicycles Books Cafeteria

Checkout Procedures

Detention after School

Field Trips

Free or Reduced Lunch and Breakfast Application

Great Classrooms

Grievance Procedures

Honor Roll Lost and Found Notice to Parents Parent/Teacher Conferences

Promotion Criteria

Promotion Standards

PTO

Regular Schedule

Release of Information from Student Records

School Buses

School Phone School Rules Selling of Goods and Articles Student Clubs and Tutoring

Student/Visitor Accidents

Tardies

Title IX

Verification of Address

Visitors

Withdrawal from School

LOYD E. AUMAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
6882 Raeford Road
Fayetteville, NC. 28304

School Phone 868-8153

Cafeteria Phone 868-5445

School Fax 868-0712

Prime Time Phone 864-0344

INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME

The faculty, staff, and administration extend our most cordial welcome to all.  This Parent-Student Handbook contains information which will
help to familiarize you with the opportunities and responsibilities that are yours at Loyd E. Auman Elementary School.  We hope it will answer any questions you may have.

The faculty and staff are at Loyd E. Auman Elementary to help students get the best education possible.  We know that you will join us to help your child take advantage of the opportunities that are available.  Our aim is to provide instruction and extra-curricular activities that will enable students to become well-rounded and productive citizens of our community, state, and nation.  We hope that you will take this experience seriously and have an enjoyable and successful school year.

Sincerely,

Tara Bratcher
Principal

Quessha Tillman
Assistant Principal

 

VISITORS

 All visitors should go to the ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE for information.
VISITORS PASS MUST BE DISPLAYED AT ALL TIMES.

REGULAR SCHEDULE

8:00 8:25 Breakfast

Classroom

8:25 Tardy Bell
2:55 Dismissal time for students transported by car, etc.
2:55  Dismissal time for students who walk or ride bicycles, etc.
3:00 Dismissal time for students who ride the bus.

STUDENT ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE TIMES

According to County Policy, students may not arrive on campus prior to 8:00 A.M.  Students remaining on campus after 3:10 P.M. will need to be enrolled in Prime Time.  Students must have a written note from their parents or guardian to change the normal way of going home.  We cannot verify the parent or guardian on the phone, no phone calls please to change the way your student goes home.

You can enroll in Prime Time by calling the following numbers:

Auman Prime Time – 864 – 0344
County Prime Time Office – 678-2451
Prime Time Website

TARDIES

 Students who arrive at school after 8:25 A.M. are considered tardy.  Students in First through Fifth grade, arriving after 8:00 a.m. and prior to 8:25 a.m., will proceed to the lunchroom if they are eating breakfast.  Pre-Kindergarten through Fifth grade students arriving after 8:25 A.M. must be signed in through the office by the individual bringing them to school.  PLEASE DO NOT just drop your child off at the front door.  Tardy students will not be admitted to class after 8:25 A.M. without a Tardy Slip from the office.  Instruction begins at 8:25 A.M. and tardiness will result in loss of valuable instructional time for your child.

Tardies / Early Check-Out Policy

The Cumberland County School Board has approved a new policy in regards to tardies and early check outs.

The policy reads:

For purposes of compulsory attendance law and / or Student Code of Conduct reasons, a student will be considered unlawfully absent for on school day when the student accumulates unexcused tardies and / or unexcused early releases occurring on six of more school days in excess of thirty minutes each day.

A student will also be considered unlawfully absent in the unexcused tardies and / or unexcused early releases accumulate to twenty percent or more of the school days in a calendar month.

This relation shall not apply to tardies and early releases excused by the principal, or designee.

Tardies or early check outs will be excused with written documentation of a doctor’s appointment.

ABSENCES/ATTENDANCE

      We believe that it is essential that students attend school regularly, and arrive on time in order to benefit the most from school experiences.  We realize that there will be times when students have legitimate absences.  However, needless absences and habitual tardiness do nothing more than interrupt the learning process.  We believe children should be taught the value of punctuality.  The school staff appreciates your cooperation in these matters.

     When a student is absent for one or more school days, an explanatory note must be sent to the teacher by the parent or guardian stating the reason for the absence.  Such notes should contain the date of the absence, the specific reason for the absence, and signature of the parent or guardian. Students who do not bring in a note will receive an unexcused absence.

A perfect attendance certificate is earned only if the student is in attendance every day for at least half of the school day with less the 5 tardies.  A half day is considered to be either arrival to school before 11:30 A.M. or departure from school after 11:30 A.M.  The student must be in attendance for a minimum of 3 hours and 15 minutes to be counted present for the day.

VERIFICATION OF ADDRESS

Each student must complete a Verification of Address form at the beginning of the school year or upon enrollment during the year.  This form must be on file for each student.  You need to notify the office and classroom teacher of any change in address or phone numbers during the school year.  Student addresses and phone numbers should always be current to enable us to contact parents in case of emergency.  We need at least three (3) emergency numbers on file.

All students attending Loyd E. Auman Elementary  must live in our school district, or be approved by Central Services to attend our school.

CHECKOUT PROCEDURES

            Cumberland County Board of Education Policy states that “no staff member shall excuse any pupil from school or class prior to the end of the school day or class, or into any person’s custody, without the direct prior approval and knowledge of the principal or his designee.”

            Students being checked out in the afternoon must be signed out through the office before 2:30 p.m.  Only in an extreme emergency will students be allowed to check out between 2:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.  This change will ease the heavy flow of traffic in front of the school and allow the classroom teachers an uninterrupted period of time to close out the day and give final instructions for homework, projects, etc.  This time in the afternoon is also used for school-wide announcements.  Students may be signed out ONLY by persons listed on the checkout form.  Those persons must report to the office, show a valid ID and sign a checkout sheet.  Students will be called from the class on the intercom.

WITHDRAWAL FROM SCHOOL

 The procedure for withdrawal from school is as follows:

1.  Parents need to notify the school either by phone or in person as soon as you are aware that your child will be withdrawing.  We need at least a two-day notice to properly process withdrawal papers.

2.  A withdrawal form will be given to the classroom teacher by the office.

3.  A parent may pick up the withdrawal form in the office at the end of the student’s last day in school unless other arrangements have been made.

LOYD AUMAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT

 WE WILL WORK HARD AND RESPECT OTHERS SO THAT WE WILL BE SUCCESSFUL IN LIFE!

 SIX CHARACTERISTICS OF GREAT CLASSROOMS

The Classroom has a positive emotional climate when……all relationships are valued, respected and supported.
…the classroom environment is safe and non-threatening.
…the physical structure of the classroom is inviting.
…teachers and students share an enthusiasm for learning.An organized lesson is built around clear measurable goals when……learning goals are clearly communicated in order to set
a purpose and establish student ownership.
…goals are written to reflect measurable progress.
…an organized lesson is designed to achieve the goal.All students are actively engaged when……the teacher is the facilitator in student-centered
lessons.
…classroom management is evident to allow active
participation.
…learning is not optional for any student.
  Learning is meaningful for all when……students can relate new learning to prior learning,
real life situations / experiences.
…the teacher uses research-based instructional strategies
to help students make the learning meaningful.
…the teacher provides a variety of differentiated
opportunities throughout a lesson for students
to construct meaning.Academic rigor and high expectations exist for all when……lessons are challenging for all students.
…critical thinking skills are emphasized.
…students are responsible for their own learning.
…teacher conveys the attitude that all students will be
successful.Feedback is continuousQuality feedback is positive, specific, meaningful and
continuous.
Feedback is initiated by teachers and peers and is provided
to all learners in various forms.
Feedback is aligned to the objective.

BOOKSBooks with apple

Students will be assigned books by their teachers. Books are to be kept neat and clean.  Books should never be left where someone else might pick them up. The student assigned the textbook is responsible for it until it is returned to the teacher at the end of the school year. Lost or damaged books must be paid for. The fee for a lost book is will be the cost to replace the book.

Book damage will be assessed according to the amount of damage over and above the normal wear.
The minimum charge for damage to a book will be 25 cents. Checks will not be accepted, exact cash payments only.

SCHOOL RULES

      It is important that a safe and orderly climate is maintained throughout all areas of the school.  Please read through the following school-wide rules with your child and help reinforce our expectations.

    Teachers have the right to teach. Students have the right to learn

1.   Come to school prepared.
2.   Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself.
3.   Respect all people and all property.
4.  Walk through the building quietly and on the right side of the hall.

DETENTION AFTER SCHOOL

     Should a student fail to follow a rule or procedure, they may be asked to remain after school for a conference or to perform other supervised tasks.  Students will be given a twenty-four (24) hour notice prior to detention in order to inform parents and make arrangements for transportation home.  If for some reason the parents cannot make the necessary arrangements on the assigned day of detention, they should contact the school.

BICYCLESbicycles

     If you ride a bicycle to school, be sure to park in the area provided at the back of the school.  Bikes should enter racks directly from the grassy area.  After a bike is parked in the morning, no one is to use it during the school day.  It is strongly recommended that all bikes be locked.  Bicycles are to be walked on and off of the school grounds.

SELLING OF GOODS AND ARTICLES

     Pupils are prohibited from selling anything at school that is not school sponsored.  Absolutely no sale of food or candy during school hours is allowed.

SCHOOL PHONE

            In an effort to provide safety and security for all of our students, we must limit taking messages by phone that will alter your child’s normal daily routine, add or delete persons on your checkout list, or change the set method of transportation to and from school.  It is impossible to verify by phone that we are speaking with a parent, guardian, or other person(s) responsible for your child’s welfare.

Your child should be aware of persons who are on the checkout list and allowed to check them out in cases of an emergency.  Please discuss with your child the importance of following their set route and method of transportation to and from school each day.

Please be assured that we will assist you if an emergency arises.

 STUDENT CLUBS/TUTORING

            Students who participate in after-school activities must have written parental permission to remain after school for participation.  Students will not be allowed to call home for permission.  Students who are not picked up promptly from after clubs or tutoring will not be allowed to participate.

CAFETERIA

PRICES

Parents may pay by the week, month, or send a specified amount to be placed in the child’s cafeteria account. The amount spent daily will be subtracted.  All checks for this purpose should be made out to Loyd Auman Elementary School.

  • Students are responsible for keeping up with money they bring to school.
  • The cafeteria does not maintain a petty cash fund for loans for student lunches.
    Students who owe money will receive an alternate meal.
  • Parents or grandparents are always welcome to have lunch with their student.
    Please register in the office before going to the cafeteria.

FREE OR REDUCED LUNCH AND BREAKFAST APPLICATION
An application must be completed and approved before a student is eligible for free or reduced meals.
Applications are available in the front office anytime during the year.

     The cafeteria is your dining area and should be kept neat at all times.  Students are expected to take plates, milk cartons, and other trash to the designated area in the lunchroom.

SCHOOL BUS

Bus Rules and Information

Bus Safety Guidelines

1. Follow directions of the driver and teacher.
2. Stay seated unless getting on or off the bus.
3. Keep hands, feet, and objects to one’s self.
4. Shouting, teasing, or inappropriate language will not be permitted.
5. Keep the aisle clear of objects.

Consequences of Bus Misbehavior

      Drivers will give students an appropriate warning when necessary.  The following consequences will be enforced:

Violation #1:  Warning by driver
Violation #2:  Conference with Assistant Principal
Violation #3:  Three days of suspension from the bus

Reminder: Riding the bus is a privilege.  Please reinforce these expectations and consequences with your child.  Failure to follow bus rules will result in a bus suspension and may result in a school suspension.

Cumberland County Schools
Student Bus Stop Release Procedure

LOST AND FOUND

     Each student is expected to be responsible for all personal property (money, book bags, clothing, jewelry, etc.) that is brought to school.  It is a good idea to mark all students’ clothing with their names.  Each year students lose lunch boxes and articles of clothing and they are never reclaimed because we cannot determine to whom they belong.

Any personal belongings found on school grounds should be turned into the office.  Any student missing personal belongings should check in the office and look in the Lost and Found area located in the 4th and 5th-grade hallway exiting to the playground.  The school cannot be responsible for money, books, clothing, etc. left unattended.

FIELD TRIPS

            Students are required to have written permission from their parents before going on any school-sponsored field trip.
The permission note must be turned in (3) three days prior to the field trip.  Checks are not accepted for payment for field trips.

MEDICATION

 The school recognizes that a student with chronic or unusual health problems may require medication during school hours.  When possible, arrangements should be made with the physician to adjust the dosage so that it can be given at home before and after school.  If this is not possible, please adhere to the following procedures:

medicine

  1. The school must be provided with authorization from the doctor as well as the parent for ANY medication to be administered at school. (A form may be secured from the school secretary.

2. Medication must be delivered in person by the parent or guardian at the time the “Parent’s Authorization Form” is submitted.

3. Medicine must be provided in the original prescription bottle, which includes the name of the student, the name of the drug, the frequency, and the description of the anticipated reactions of the student to the medication.

4. Whenever medicine is changed by the physician, the parent is responsible for informing the school by submitting a new form and delivering medication to the school.  Telephone calls cannot be accepted for this purpose.

We are required by Cumberland County policy to adhere to this regulation and there will be no exceptions.  Medication of any kind must be delivered to the school by the parent or guardian, and forms must be signed.  This includes over-the-counter medications as well.

Student / Visitor AccidentsCumberland County School does not provide medical/accident coverage on its students and/or visitors.  Student accident insurance is available through voluntary participation.  Parents are encouraged to make arrangements for accidental injuries that may occur.

United Health Care
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P.O. Box 505
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Phone:  1-800.232.7354
Fax:  828.456.7354
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Option 1:  24-hour coverage offers
Single option, Double option, Triple option priced per year.
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333 Six Forks Road- Suite 180
Raleigh, NC  27609
Phone:  919.832.6015
1-800.662.8856
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Option 2:  At School Coverage offers
Single option, Double option, Triple option priced per year.

PTA

            Loyd E. Auman Elementary School has a very active Parent Teacher Associaton and we would like to encourage you to become a viable member of the organization.  Membership dues are $5.00 per person.

PTA Board Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.

LOYD E. AUMAN PTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
PTA

President

Vice President

Secretary

Treasurer

Staff Representatives – Teachers and Administration

PARENT VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

We have a strong parent volunteer program at Loyd E. Auman.  We urge every parent to become actively involved in “your school.”  You send a strong message to your children about the importance of education each time you walk into the building.

When you volunteer in the school, please sign in and sign out in the volunteer book in the office.  This is the only way we can keep track of the number of volunteer hours served in our school.

We invite you to be a part of our team.

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES

     We have set aside a week each year (date set at the beginning of the year) for Parent-Teacher Conferences for all parents after school from 3:00 to 5:00pm.  Your child’s teacher will schedule a mutually convenient time with you to discuss your student’s progress.  Parents who would like a conference with a teacher at other times during the year should make an appointment with the individual teacher by calling the school.  These appointments are to be after 3:00pm.

REPORTING TO PARENTS

Bear Folders go Home Every Wednesday Progress Reports go Home Mid 9 Weeks Report Cards go Home End of Each 9 Weeks

Calendar

 

HONOR ROLL

A student must receive all “A’s” to be on the A Honor Roll and all “A’s” and “B’s” to be on the A/B honor roll.  After each nine-week grading period, each homeroom teacher will calculate the honor rolls.  A student’s grades will be constituted by his performance on tests, class participation, homework, and attendance.  The marking is as follows:

93 – 100 = A
85 –   92 = B
77 –   84 = C
70 –   76 = D
0 –   69 = F

At the end of each grading period, students are recognized for achievement at a Awards Program.

PROMOTION STANDARDS
GRADES K-8

The Cumberland County Board of Education holds high expectations for all students and believes staff, students, parents, and the community must share accountability for student achievement.  Local student standards and performance guidelines are based on the need for students to demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing, and mathematics and a belief in the need to provide early and ongoing assistance to students who are not performing at a proficient level.  It is imperative that promotion standards be rigorous enough to provide students with the skills, knowledge, and confidence they need to be successful at the next grade level.

Recognizing the state’s guidelines for retention, the Board of Education acknowledges the necessity of thoughtful decisions regarding retaining students.  The complex dimensions of all promotion/retention decisions make clear that each child’s placement deserves to be decided on its own merits.  The school principal has the ultimate responsibility for promotion/retention decisions in accordance with General Statute 115C-288(a) and in alignment with local board policy.

PROMOTION CRITERIA

Progress toward the attainment of proficiency will be consistently monitored at each grade level.  Students must demonstrate proficiency as measured by end-of-grade testing in reading, writing, and mathematics at the gateway grades of 3, 5 and 7 in order to be promoted.

Grades K-2:  By the end of second grade, students must demonstrate mastery of skills as measured by:

·         Teacher Assessment

·         North Carolina K-2 Literacy Assessment

·         North Carolina Grade K-2 Assessment in Mathematics

·         Other local and state recommended assessments

 

Grades 3-5:  By the end of fifth grade, students must demonstrate mastery of skills as measured by:

·         Teacher assessment

·         North Carolina End-of-Grade Tests (Mastery > Level III)

·         Other local and state recommended assessments

 TITLE IXAs required by law, the Cumberland County Board of Education and Loyd E. Auman Elementary School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, national origin or handicap.

GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES TITLE IX

      Students who believe that they have been mistreated because of sex discrimination in the public school may appeal to the person designated in each school as the one responsible for hearing said complaints.  If after appealing to this designated official the student is dissatisfied, he/she may submit a request in writing to the superintendent for a review of the case.  The superintendent or his designated representative will arrange a conference with the student and make a decision regarding the grievance.  If the decision rendered by the superintendent is unsatisfactory to the student, the student shall within ten days, give written notice to the superintendent and request a review by the Cumberland County Board of Education.  The Board of Education shall render its decision within thirty days of receipt of the grievance.

PUBLIC SCHOOL LAWS

GENERAL STATUE 115-147 – SUSPENSION OR EXPULSION OF PUPILS

1.Local boards of education shall adopt policies governing the conduct of students and shall cause these policies to be published and made available at the beginning of each school year to each student and his parents. Local boards of education shall also adopt policies, not inconsistent with the provisions of this section or the Constitutions of the United States and North Carolina, establishing procedures to be followed by school officials in suspending or expelling any pupil from school and shall cause such procedures to be published and made available at the beginning of each school year to each student and his parents.

2.The principal of a school, or his delegate, shall have authority to suspend any student who willfully violates policies of conduct established by the local board of education for a period of l0 days or less: provided, that a student suspended pursuant to this subsection shall be provided an opportunity to take any quarterly, semester or grading period examinations missed during the suspension period.

3. The principal of a school, with the prior approval of the superintendent, shall have the authority to suspend any pupil who willfully violates the policies of conduct established by the local board of education for periods of times in excess of l0 school days, but not exceeding the time remaining in the school year.  The pupil or his parents may appeal the decision of the principal to the local board of education.

4. A local board of education may, upon recommendation of the principal and superintendent, expel any student l4 years of age or older who has been convicted of a felony and whose continued presence in school constitutes a clear threat to the safety and health of other students or employees.  Notwithstanding the provisions of G.S. ll5-274, a local board of education has no duty to continue to provide a child with special needs, expelled pursuant to this subsection, with any special education or related services during the period of expulsion.

5. A final decision of the local board of education pursuant to    subsections (c) and (d) shall be subject to Chapter l50A of the  General Statutes.

RELEASE OF INFORMATION FROM STUDENT RECORDS

     In accordance with the Cumberland County Board of Education Policy JR, Student Records, the privacy rights of students and parents are protected by prohibiting the release of information from student records consistent with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.  Certain directory information, however, such as students’ names, addresses, telephone numbers, date and place of birth, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, and other similar information may be released as set forth below:

Directory information will be released to other governmental agencies when the eligible student, parents, or guardians have not objected to the release of directory information.  At the beginning of each school year or upon the enrollment of the student in the school the parent, guardian, or eligible student will be given notice of his or her rights regarding student records under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.  The parent, guardian, or eligible student will be given an opportunity to object in writing to the release of directory information within ten days of the   receipt of such notice.  If the parents, guardians, or eligible student who do not object within the ten-day period; directory information may be released consistent with this policy.

NOTICE TO PARENTS

FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT (FERPA)

     The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that governs the maintenance of student records.  Under this law, parents of students or students (if they are at least 18 years of age) have both the right to inspect records kept by the school about the student and the right to correct inaccuracies in the records.  Access to the records by persons other than the parents or the students is limited and generally requires prior consent by the parents of the student.

Copies of this policy may be found in the office of the Superintendent and in the Principal’s office of each school within the Cumberland County School System.

Complaints about failures of school personnel to comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act may be made, in writing, to FERPA Office, Federal Building No. 10, 600 Independence Avenue SE, Washington, DC  20202.

Section 504: Rehabilitation Act of 1973

     No otherwise qualified individual with disabilities …shall solely by reason of his or her disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to, discrimination under any program or activity of the school.  Qualified disabled students are entitled to a free appropriate public education.  Disabled persons who believe they have been subjected to discrimination on the basis of disability may appeal to the person in the school designated to hear said grievances.  If still unresolved, grievances may then be appealed to the school district Section, 504 Coordinator:

Cumberland County Schools
P.O. Box 2357
Fayetteville, NC  28302
Phone:  678.2495

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Published by Shenita Lise on October 20, 2016
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