HES School Handbook
Welcome to Heritage Elementary School for the 2021-2022 school year! We are dedicated to providing all our students with an exemplary educational experience. We ask that all students and parents read through the content of this agenda to familiarize themselves with school policies and helpful information about HES.
Arrival and Dismissal Procedures
- All car riders should be dropped off at the cafeteria loop doors only.
- All vehicles should use the middle lane of the cafeteria loop for arrival.
- Please remain in your vehicle and have your child move to the left-hand side of the vehicle.
- All children should exit on the SIDEWALK side of the vehicle.
- Once your child has exited the vehicle, please proceed so that traffic continues to flow.
- Staff is present to ensure the safety of all children; their instructions must be followed.
- Students in Safety Patrol are available to assist with unloading students.
- Parking is not permitted in the drop off area.
- We do ask that you use the car rider line for drop off as walking across from Kroger can slow the car rider line down. For special events, we ask that each parent walks their child all the way to the front door from the Kroger parking lot and never asks a student to cross the crosswalk on their own.
- Car riders will be dismissed from the classrooms and will go directly to the cafeteria.
- Bus riders will be dismissed from the classrooms and will go directly to the buses.
- Each family will be given a car rider placard with your child’s last name on it. This placard should be displayed in the front driver’s side window for easy viewing by the dismissal staff. Holding your car placard up for staff to see is recommended as student names are being called. Cars without this placard will be asked to show ID or to park and go to the office for identification. We do this for the safety of all children and thank you for your cooperation.
- Parents are to form three lanes of traffic in the afternoons to pick up students.
- Loading will be limited to cars parked between the cones in the loop by the cafeteria doors.
- You will notice Zones labeled for student dismissal. Zones will assist students when they are called to come to the right area for dismissal.
- Once stopped, please turn your engine off and stay with your vehicle. A staff member will ensure that the name on the placard is called so that students can be called for loading.
- Once all students are loaded and staff have cleared all areas, vehicles will be released.
- The second wave of cars will pull forward for loading and the process repeats itself.
- If the child is late to the loading zone and causes a parent to wait, the parent will be instructed to pull to the side or pull around to the front of the school and come into the office, so that other cars may continue with dismissal. Leaving your car in the car rider line or bus line to come into the building is prohibited during arrival, dismissal, and at all other times.
- For the safety of the children and to ensure efficiency of pick-up, children will not be released to walk to parking lots. We ask that all parents use the designated car rider line.
- All students must be picked up by 4:00 PM. Students that are picked up late 3 times will be asked to register with SACC so children may be supervised the entire time.
Williamson County Students participate in both formative and summative assessments. Formative assessments are ongoing classroom assessments utilized to inform instruction. Examples include exit tickets, quizzes, unit tests, AimsWeb Plus universal screeners, and benchmark assessments. Summative assessments typically take place at the end of a unit or course. They are utilized to guide the school on overall approaches and strategies for instruction. Performance on an assessment informs a teacher on student progress toward a standard. It is imperative that a student does his/her own work.
Students in grades kindergarten - fifth will participate in the district-wide reading and math AimsWeb Plus screener. first - fifth grade will participate in quarterly district benchmarks. Students in grades third - fifth will also participate in state and district assessments. During assessment windows we ask that parents make every attempt to have students at school on time. No absences will be excused for family trips.
Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP):
This standardized achievement test is given each year. Children in third - fifth grades participate in testing. For this school year, students will take TN Ready Assessments in Reading/Writing, Math, and Science. The test measures higher order thinking skills and application of skills learned throughout the grade level. The results are used in structuring the best possible education for each child to allow them to reach their academic potential.
AimsWeb Plus Universal Screeners:
Every student in kindergarten - fifth will be assessed using AimsWeb Plus in Reading and Math appropriate for their grade level three times annually. These assessments are used to determine interventions and enrichments needed to further each child’s learning. This screener is only one small indicator of how well a child may perform in reading and math; other teacher assessments are used to further understand the students as readers and mathematicians.
WCS students will be taking Benchmark assessments again this year. Benchmarks are generated by the county to measure student progress against TN state standards. They are given in all content areas in grades first - fifth
Heritage Elementary Attendance
Consistent attendance and punctuality are cornerstones of student progress and success. If students repeatedly miss school or are often tardy, it puts them at risk for misunderstanding concepts that are taught and reinforced while they are not present. Additionally, student attendance is one of the categories that the federal and state governments use to evaluate schools and assess whether or not they are making adequate yearly progress. Consistent attendance is a priority at Heritage Elementary School. Student attendance will be taken daily. If your child is ill, we ask that they stay at home. If your child is ill or otherwise unable to attend a scheduled learning session, please contact your child’s teacher and also email Cheri Kaufman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students are tardy if they are not in their classrooms by 8:45 AM. Students may be dropped off at school starting at 8:25 AM through the car rider line. If you need childcare prior to this time, please contact our SACC program. The only exception to 8:25 AM is our 2nd load bus routes this year. Staff have been hired to monitor these students both in the morning and the afternoon. Late arrival and early dismissal may be excused for the following reasons:
- death in the family
- recognized religious holiday
- doctor or dentist appointment
- Principal approved emergency or exceptional circumstances.
Early dismissals are strongly discouraged after 3:15 PM (except in an emergency) due to safety issues and the interruption of instructional time in classes. Instructional time extends until dismissal at 3:45 PM. The parent must sign the student out in the office by 3:15 PM stating time and reason, and office personnel will call the student to the office when the parent arrives to pick up the student. A student is considered absent for the day if they are picked up prior to 12:20 PM. To ensure a smooth dismissal and for the safety of all of our students, we cannot honor early dismissals after 3:15 PM.
Excused Absences Excused absences include:
- death in the family
- recognized religious holiday
- doctor or dentist appointment
- Principal approved emergency or exceptional circumstances.
Please inform the school when your child is ill and send in a note upon his/her return. Notes are kept on file for the school year. Parents may also send an email with all appropriate information to their teacher and our attendance secretary, Cheri Kaufman. Homework will be given upon the child’s return to school or at the teacher’s discretion.
The Williamson County School Board Policy 6.200 requires written parental or medical documentation for all absences, tardies, and early dismissals. This documentation ensures that school personnel are fully and accurately informed about your child. All absences are considered “unexcused” until a note is sent, preferably within 48 hours of the student’s return to school. When a student’s absences exceed 8 days, a doctor’s note will be required to excuse all future absences with the exception of bereavement and religious holiday. Notes are kept on file for the school year. Parents may also send an email with all appropriate information to their teacher AND our attendance secretary, Cheri Kaufman. Notes should state:
- child’s name
- teacher’s name
- date(s) of absence
- reason for absence
- doctor’s note attached (if applicable)
- parent or guardian signature School Notification
When a student accumulates a total of 8 excused absences, all other absences will be considered unexcused unless a doctor’s note is presented upon the day of returning to school. In accordance with state guidelines for schools related to truancy, Williamson County Schools has implemented a three-tiered system to monitor attendance. Parents will be notified as unexcused absences accumulate (are recorded) to proactively help with truancy concerns.
- 5 unexcused absences - parents will be notified via Skyward.
- 10 unexcused absences – parents will be notified via Skyward. A meeting will be held with family and school personnel. The team will create a plan to support the family and ensure subsequent school attendance. Follow-up meetings will be planned to monitor progress.
- If the student continues to accumulate absences, additional interventions will be established.
- The new Tennessee Department of Education Accountability Regulations (ESSA) defines students as "chronically absent" after 18 absences per year, regardless of excused or unexcused. Students who accumulate 18 or more absences will be considered “Chronically Absent” and reported to the state.
In response to the Tennessee Department of Education Accountability Regulations (ESSA), which defines students as “chronically absent” after 18 absences per year, regardless of excused or unexcused, WCS schools will continue to be more conservative regarding excusing absences to family trips. Family trips should be scheduled during regularly planned breaks. Family trips will only be excused with prior approval and if the student has not already accumulated their maximum 8 excused absences.
Bullying is not tolerated at Heritage Elementary School. We ask all parents and students to report any bullying to a teacher or staff member in the building. The report will be investigated by administration within 48 hours. The investigation and required intervention will be implemented within 20 calendar days. Administration will notify the parent/guardian of any students involved immediately. Administration will also provide information regarding any support services available. Administration will follow investigation procedures and definitions set forth in policy 6.3032. Behavior that is found to be in violation of this policy shall be subject to discipline, up to and including suspension.
Definition: “Bullying/Intimidation/Harassment” is an act that substantially interferes with a student’s educational benefits, opportunities, or performance, and that has the effect of:
- Physically harming a student or damaging a student’s property
- Knowingly placing the student in reasonable fear of physical harm to the student or damage to the student’s property.
- Causing emotional distress to a student; or
- Creating a hostile educational environment.
If a student needs help with resolving a peer conflict or if a student feels that he/she is being bullied, he/she should communicate with a staff member such as a teacher, counselor, or administration. Families may also report bullying to the tip line via the WCS app.
We believe it is imperative for the home and school to work harmoniously in helping students evolve into responsible individuals who can demonstrate good character traits while weighing the rights and interests of others at the same time. Parents, students, teachers, and administrators contribute to a positive environment where children feel safe and have an opportunity to learn. Developing good character and leader traits will allow students to learn empathy and celebrate everyone’s achievements. It is our goal to ensure our school environment is a place where students want to be and where they see themselves as capable of achieving success.
Heritage teachers and staff work to create a safe learning environment for students utilizing PBIS. The goal of school discipline is to create an environment where learning can occur and students learn self-direction and self-discipline. Parents should consult the student section in Board Policy 6.309 and 6.316 to better understand district consequences from misbehavior.
We love to honor and celebrate students at Heritage Elementary. There will be two class parties scheduled during the year (one at the end of each semester). The parties will be a time for students to participate in fun activities with their classmates. It is vital that staff and parents be mindful of food allergies when planning for celebrations. Food allergies can be life threatening and are a serious concern to all schools. We have several students with serious food allergies. Therefore, we will make every effort to protect students with allergies while not taking away from traditional childhood celebrations. The guidelines listed below are in accordance with the district’s Wellness Policy.
The classroom teacher will plan two celebrations: a winter party and an end of year party. All celebrations must be pre-planned with the classroom teacher. The room parents and party planners for each classroom organize classroom celebrations and coordinate the plans with the teachers. Classroom parties will take place at the end of each semester. All foods for scheduled school-wide and classroom celebrations must be pre-packaged with ingredient and nutritional values listed. Food made from home may not be distributed during the school day or brought into the classroom.
Students love to celebrate birthdays at school, as it is a memorable time to share with teachers and friends. In an effort to abide by the WCS Wellness Policy as well as address the increasing number of students with food allergies or diabetes, we are asking all parents to follow these simple guidelines when planning for your child’s birthday this year. The Heritage staff feels strongly that by following these guidelines, we are promoting a healthy lifestyle and maximizing learning:
- Send in a non-edible treat for everyone in the classroom such as pencils, bookmarks, etc.
- Donate a book in your child’s name to our school library
- Donate an educational game or book to your child’s classroom teacher in their honor
Your child’s birthday will also be recognized on our school-wide announcements and they will receive a birthday bracelet from the office. Again, the emphasis is on honoring your child on their birthday without a focus on food. If you send in one of the items above, we ask that you send it 24 hours in advance.
Individual invitations to private birthday parties may not be distributed during school hours unless there is an invitation for every child in the class or one for every student that is the same gender as your child (i.e. for your daughter, an invitation for every girl in the class). There is no need to put student names on these invitations as there will be enough for one per child. Please note that these invitations will be distributed to students in your child’s class only. Invitations sent to school where there is not one for every child in the classroom will be returned home
Character Education is much more than a school or classroom management plan. Teaching character education is about creating a safe learning environment, a culture of excellence that fosters thinking, and creating a growth attitude. The basis of our character education program stems from our goal to build HES leaders.
Our five HES leader/character traits include these key thoughts for successful living:
- Being a Problem Solver
Our School Rules are as follows:
- Be Responsible
- Be Respectful
- Show Teamwork
- Be Kind
Students will receive Eagle Points for adhering to our School Rules and Eagle Expectations and for demonstrating our HES Leader Traits. Students will then use these points towards earning special privileges and participation in assemblies and activities. Eagle Pride celebration assemblies will occur throughout the year to recognize students who go above and beyond in our Eagle Expectations at school and demonstrate our HES leader/character traits throughout the day. HES Character Awards will also be given monthly in student classrooms.
Chrome books will be provided at the beginning of the school year. Before students are issued a Chromebook, both the child and parent must read and sign the Acceptable Use Policy, the Video Conferencing form, and the Authorization District Device form. These forms will be made available in Skyward prior to the start of school for review and acceptance.
Students must act responsibly with their Chromebooks. Teachers will review proper practices with students to maintain good condition. Each Chromebook is assigned to a specific student. This year, the district has implemented charges for any damages.
Below are the specific costs for device repair or replacement:
- Chromebook - $325
- Screen - $100
- Keyboard - $20
- Power Adapter and AC Plug - $40
Payments for repairs or replacement can be made with a check made payable to Heritage Elementary School and sent to the office.
Students should take their Chromebook home nightly to charge the device and to use the device for any assigned homework. Student-issued Chromebook charge cords are not needed at school.
All teachers have a published e-mail address. Although you may wish to communicate with your child’s teacher by e-mail, please be aware that e-mail is not always confidential. Please do not send time sensitive information by e-mail as the system is occasionally down and teacher’s instructional schedules do not allow for immediate response. School staff will make every effort to return parent communication within 24 - 48 business hours.
In an effort to keep in communication with parents, teachers will check their voice mail before and after school each day. School staff will make every effort to return parent communication within 24 - 48 business hours. Please do not leave time sensitive information on a teacher’s voicemail. Please call the front office for urgent needs.
The staff at Heritage Elementary School follows specific guidelines for establishing an atmosphere throughout the school in which children feel safe, secure, and happy and have the maximum opportunity to learn. We are concerned with the conduct and character development of our students as much as their academic achievement. To facilitate this, we have established the following Eagle Expectations.
- I will respect myself and others with my actions and words.
- I will be a responsible citizen by listening carefully and following directions promptly.
- I will be honest and fair in all that I do.
- I will work with my group to get the job done.
We expect proper behavior on the school bus, in the classroom, the hallways, the cafeteria, the playground, and any part of the campus. Heritage Elementary continually builds on its reputation as a school with a positive, yet disciplined, learning environment. It is extremely important that teachers and parents work together to maintain a childfriendly, safe learning environment through following these guidelines. In most cases, discipline concerns can be handled in the classroom by the teacher. If a child is sent to the office, the following will occur:
- Talk with all of the students involved individually.
- Investigate the situation.
- Document what has occurred and ask student(s) to reflect on situation and determine better choices that they could have made.
- Call a parent to explain the situation.
- Determine consequences: (may choose one or a combination)
- Warning only
- Time out in the office
- Loss of privileges
- Parent conference with principal and student
- In-School Suspension
- Out of school suspension
- “Thinking/Reflection Table” at lunch or in the office
Consequences for poor student choices will be related to the misbehavior and serve as a solution or restitution for the offense. If classroom and/or school rules are severely or persistently broken, parents will be contacted.
Students should dress appropriately for comfort, weather, and learning. Heritage Elementary will follow the guidelines set forth by the county school board policy 6.310.
- Tops of shoulders must have a minimum of a 1 - inch strap unless otherwise covered by an opaque top garment
- Skin and undergarments must be covered with opaque clothing from the underarm to mid-thigh.
- Mid-thigh is defined as the mid-point between the waist and mid-knee
- All pants, trousers, shorts, and skirts must be held at the waist
- Leggings and other compression-style garments may be worn so long as an opaque top garment covers the private body parts
- Hats may be worn in buildings on special occasions as permitted by administration
- Appropriate shoes are required
- Tennis shoes with non-marking soles are required for physical education
- It is recommended that students wear tennis shoes for recess. Please do not send students in flip flops or shoes without a back as this can result in injury.
Any type of clothing, apparel, or accessory, including that which denotes such students' membership in or affiliation with any gang associated with criminal activities is not permitted (TCA 49-6-4215). Student uniforms related to student extra-curricular activities (band, cheerleading, dance, sports team, etc.) must be in compliance with this policy during the academic day. Any apparel or dress that advertises or promotes products or activity prohibited by law or by the Board of Education is prohibited (e.g., profanity, illustrations, or suggestive language, etc.). Administrators and teachers shall enforce the dress code policy.
The principal or his/her designee shall be the final judge as to compliance with the dress code. Parents will be notified and asked to bring appropriate clothing if a student is in violation of the dress code.
Homework is an extension of the learning and allows independent practice and reinforcement of skills and concepts presented in class. With the understanding that children will work at different paces when doing homework, the following homework time frames have been developed: Students in grades Kindergarten – Second should not exceed more than 30 minutes nightly of homework. Students in grades Third – Fifth should not exceed more than 50 minutes to 1 hour nightly. If you believe your child is spending more than the time allotted on homework, please contact the teacher right away. The general rule of thumb is about 10 minutes per grade (i.e. 3rd grade – 30 minutes). This time does include time for reading either independently or with someone. Instilling a love for reading encourages the development of life-long learners and readers.
- Provide your child with a quiet place to work.
- Set a regular time for doing homework each day.
- Make sure that your child’s homework is done independently.
- Offer encouragement and praise for effort and hard work.
- Have your child pair up with a homework buddy to call if an assignment is not clear.
- Help your child to see the value and purpose of homework assignments.
- Plan assignments in advance to help your child prioritize.
- Contact the teacher if your child is consistently taking longer than the above stated times to complete homework.
Homework is something that should be completed independently by the child. Parents are encouraged to monitor that homework is attempted or done. If a child is unable to complete work independently, this should be communicated with the child’s teacher. If a child is struggling to complete homework or is spending over the maximum time allotted, please contact the teacher. The teacher needs feedback at this point so that together you can resolve the issue. It is our intent with the use of homework to promote organization, good work habits, and responsibility in our students.
Parents/Guardians should always follow the WCS Illness Guidelines found on the WCS website. Please see the District’s current Mitigation Strategies.
Staff will report any observed symptoms in students during the day to the school nurse. The school nurse will determine if any symptoms are present and, if so, will contact you to pick-up your child.
Please refer to the WCS Illness Guidelines for return to school.
We are very fortunate to have a full-time nurse on staff. She is committed to serving all students and staff. If a student becomes ill or injured at school, the teacher will have the student evaluated by the school nurse. Through her examination and in accordance with the district’s WCS Illness Guidelines, the nurse will determine treatment or if the student does not meet criteria to stay in school. The nurse will notify parents if a 12 student becomes significantly ill or injured. The school is not equipped for prolonged care of your sick child. We ask that you or an emergency contact pick up your child within the hour that you are called. The school nurse may only administer medications that are provided and authorized by the parent/guardian. Please contact Nurse Terri for more information about medications.
If you have any other questions regarding health services, policies or procedures, please visit the Williamson County Schools Health Services site.
Both school breakfast and lunch are free this year. If students would like to buy a second school lunch, the cost is $3.75 for students. Any extras (ice cream, chips, etc.) also cost for students. Every child has a lunch account where parents may deposit money. You may deposit money by sending a check to school or using the online account – myschoolbucks.com. This online service allows parents to deposit money, view a child’s eating history report and receive notification for a low balance. Deposits through myschoolbucks.com may be made with a credit card or debit card for a small convenience fee for each transaction. Williamson County School district does not profit from use of this site – it is provided as a service for parents only.
- The school cafeteria will offer a variety of lunch options each day.
- The price for an additional school lunch is $3.75.
- Milk is $0.50.
- Lunch menus will be posted electronically for you to access each month.
- Please consider managing your child’s lunch count online. This way you are able to check the account daily.
All students will have their own individual ID number that they will enter into an electronic keypad each time they make a purchase. This number remains the same for their entire Williamson County Schools’ career. There are other alternatives besides the daily menu. Fresh salads are offered daily. Special sale items are also for available. If you would like for your child to purchase these items (such as fruit roll-up, chips, ice cream…), please indicate the amount designated for their purchase on your child’s lunch money envelope. The indicated amount will be placed in your child’s special sales account. If your child has food allergies, please provide the school nurse a doctor’s note explaining the allergy. Lunch charges are discouraged. There is a no charging policy for “Special Sales.”
Lunch should be a relaxing and fun time for students. To that end, cafeteria rules have been established to help create a safe and enjoyable atmosphere. Please review these rules with your children. Cafeteria Rules:
- Enter and exit the cafeteria in a neat line on “Zone 1” voice.
- Get all utensils and condiments before sitting down.
- Purchase all items when you go through the line.
- Gather all trash and clean up your area when your table is dismissed.
- Stay in your seat with your feet under the table and keep your hands to yourself.
- Talk to the people at your table. Students are seated by their cohorts currently to limit exposure.
- Raise your hand and wait for permission before leaving your seat.
- Only eat food you brought or bought.
- Listen to the cafeteria monitors.
- Use proper dining manners.
Please send items in your child’s lunch that can be easily managed by the child. Carbonated drinks and food brought from anywhere other than home are not allowed in the cafeteria.
Any questions or concerns can be directed to our Cafeteria Manager, Dee Carlson at 472-4527.
Students will have recess for 20 minutes each day. At HES, a 10-minute focus period is adjacent to Recess on our daily schedule. Students that have all of their work completed could earn an additional 10 minutes of Recess as a reward. Students that are not finished with their work will spend that 10 minutes working to complete unfinished assignments and/or classwork. We strive hard to put safety first at Heritage Elementary. To that end we have established common playground rules. Please review these rules with your children.
- Respect the rights and feelings of others.
- Learn to interact with others in a positive manner – cooperate.
- Play fairly and take turns.
- Rough play will not be tolerated (touch football only!)
- Rocks, sticks, dirt… are to remain on the ground.
- Students must stay in designated areas.
- Playground equipment must be used correctly. Rules for slides, climbing equipment and swings are reviewed at the beginning of each year and throughout the year as needed.
Staff members observing children on the playground are equipped with a first aid kit and a two-way radio for additional safety. Children may be removed from play for a “cool-down” period if involved in unsafe playground behavior. Staff reserves the right to take away a game for a period of time if unsafe playground behavior continues. Children go to recess everyday unless it is raining or extremely cold/hot. Please keep this in mind when helping your child select clothing and shoes for the day. Heritage Elementary will follow Williamson County Schools Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) regarding whether students will go outside or have indoor recess. This SOP was carefully written by a team of people including medical professionals to determine what is safe for students. As you know, we all value recess time and the opportunity for students to get some exercise; however, the effects of cold and heat exposure can be very uncomfortable and even life threatening. Therefore, guidelines have been established.
- Students will not go outside for recess when the outdoor temperature including wind chill is less than 32 degrees. In addition, if the wind chill is less than 40 degrees with precipitation, students will not go outside.
- When the heat index is between 90 F and 100 F, the principal will monitor and consider the appropriateness of outdoor activities. Recess time may be decreased.
- When the heat index is 100 F or greater students will not go outside for recess.
Finally, we have recommended guidelines regarding appropriate dress during recess. See below:
- Wind chill below 60 degrees: jacket or long sleeves recommended
- Wind chill below 50 degrees: coat and long pants recommended
- Wind chill below 40 degrees: gloves and hats with previously recommended gear recommended
Children go to recess everyday unless it is raining or extremely cold. Please keep this in mind when helping your child select clothing and shoes for the day. The mulch on our playground is designed to cushion any falls but can be a hazard for students wearing flip flops or sandals.
A school safety plan is in place and has been vetted by local law enforcement. The following school safety policies have been established:
- All visitors must enter the building through the office door; all other doors remain locked throughout the school day.
- All visitors will be required to present photo identification and state their reason for visiting to enter the building.
- In addition to the expectations set forth below, all visitors must have a cloth face covering to enter the building based on our district’s mitigation strategies.
- Parents, visitors, and volunteers must sign in to the office, show their driver’s license, and wear a HES visitor sticker for events and lunch and a HES badge when volunteering. Visitors must sign out of the office before they leave the building.
- Visitors are only to go to the area designated upon sign in.
- Parking is only allowed in designated parking places.
- Parents and visitors must schedule appointments in advance with the teacher/staff member to visit classrooms.
- Volunteers or school personnel escort visitors touring the school.
- A school nurse staffs the clinic and notifies parents by phone when a student has an accident or becomes ill.
- Medication policies established by the school system are followed.
- Students are expected to follow safety guidelines established by the school and classroom teachers.
- Students must have written permission from parents to change the bus the student rides at dismissal
- Office personnel must verify the identification of individuals when releasing a student. Parents must communicate, in writing, the permission for someone to pick up a student other than the parent if not listed on the emergency card. This can be done through entering a child’s change in dismissal through the School Dismissal Manager App before 2:00 PM.
- Students are expected to follow safety guidelines established by the school and classroom teachers.
- Teachers and teacher assistants supervise students and direct traffic during arrival and dismissal following safety policies.
- The custodial and maintenance staffs work to keep the school clean and free from safety hazards.
- Safety drills are scheduled to take place throughout the school year. Fire, tornado, and emergency drills are necessary for the safety of the students and staff; therefore, we practice them throughout the year. The following safety drills are scheduled: fire drills, tornado drills, and shelter in place drills.
- The State Fire Marshall inspects the school annually to ensure fire safety policies are followed.
- A student emergency card is on file in the office with the student’s updated emergency information. This card is sent home at the beginning of the school year for parents to complete. Please notify the office immediately if there are any changes to this plan through the year.
District Wide Policies for Elementary
Technology and Chromebooks
Annual Public Notices
Annual Public Notices including FERPA, Child Advocacy Groups Contact Information, Homeless Education, Rights of Children with Disabilities and Parent Responsibilities, Section 504 Notice, State Statutory Rights of Parents and Students, Teacher Information, and the Williamson County Schools Statement of Non-Discrimination can be found on the Annual Public Notices posted to the WCS website.
Statement of Non-Discrimination
Williamson County, in compliance with federal and state law, performs a countywide Child Find. Child Find uses screening to find students in both public school or private school located in the geographic region who may need special education services and supports.