Family Handbook & Calendar - 2018-2019 School Year - Pierce ...

 
Family Handbook & Calendar - 2018-2019 School Year - Pierce ...
2018-2019 School Year
                          Family Handbook & Calendar

                               PIERCE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
                                    4343 Marilyn Drive NE
                                   Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402
                                        (319) 558-2373
                                   http://pierce.cr.k12.ia.us/
                                  Web Site: pierce.cr.k12.ia.us
                                      Mrs. Ziegler, Principal

A W A R D   W I N N E R

           1987 Iowa
                                          1988 USDE
First in the Nation in Education
                                   National Exemplary School
TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                      Dear Pierce Families,
                                                                                                                                   Welcome to a great year at Pierce Elementary! We are very pleased
School Hours................................... 1          Intramural Program...................... 14                        to have your family a part of our learning community. The Family Hand-
                                                                                                                              book and Calendar is designed to provide information and help answer
Lunch Schedule............................... 1            Dress Code..................................... 16                 common questions. We have tried to put together a handy reference
                                                                                                                              book and calendar that you can use all year. We encourage families
Pierce Staff....................................... 2      Recess............................................. 18             to review this handbook together and become familiar with Pierce’s
                                                                                                                              policies and procedures. We will also provide updated information
Health Information......................... 4              Lost and Found.............................. 18
                                                                                                                              about what is happening at school via our monthly school newsletter,
School Fees & ................................. 4          Personal Belongings...................... 18                       The Panther Press, and classroom newsletters. If you have additional
  E-Registration                                                                                                              questions, just give us a call! We are always glad to hear from you!
                                                           Parent Information........................ 20
PTA .................................................. 4                                                                           Let’s have a great year!
                                                           Parties............................................ 20                  Kathleen Ziegler, Principal
Head Lice ........................................ 4
                                                           Media Center.................................. 20
Animals at School............................ 4
                                                           Counselor....................................... 20                                                   SCHOOL HOURS
Field Trips........................................ 6
                                                           Reporting Child Abuse.................. 22                                         The school day runs from 8:50 AM to 3:50 PM
Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety......... 6                                                                              8:20-8:45....................................................... Breakfast is served/all breakfast
                                                                                                                                                      students may enter the building using the front door
                                                           Parking and After School Safety... 22                      8:35..................... Dropoff begins for students who are not eating breakfast
Scooters, Skateboards, and In-Line                                                                                    8:40.......................................Bell Rings/All students may enter the building
  Skates............................................ 6     Telephone....................................... 22        8:50...............................................................................................Class begins
                                                                                                                          Students may not play on the school playground before or after school
School Lunch Procedures............... 6                   Visitors........................................... 24     since staff supervision is not provided. In the morning, students should
Emergency Drills............................. 8
                                                                                                                      wait at assigned area on the playground. Upon dismissal, students should
                                                           Emergency Information................ 24
                                                                                                                      leave the playground promptly. Students may remain on the playground
Absences and Attendance................ 8                  Communications........................... 24               after school only if their parents are present to supervise.

Early Dismissal Procedures for Severe                      PACT............................................... 24
 Weather Conditions...................... 8                                                                                                           2018/2019 LUNCH SCHEDULE
                                                           Student Health.............................. 25
Youth Groups................................... 8                                                                         10:55-11:25.................................................................................... First Grade
                                                           Healthy School Snacks.................. 26                     11:00-11:30.................................................................................Kindergarten
Pierce Expectations by Settings.... 10                                                                                    11:35-12:05................................................................................Second Grade
                                                           District Wellness Policy................. 27                   12:05-12:35........................................................................................3rd Grade
Pierce Behavior Rubric.................. 12                                                                               12:40-1:10................................................................... Fourth and 4/5 Combo
                                                           Supply List............Inside Back Cover                       12:45-1:15......................................................................................Fifth Grade
Classroom Assignments................ 14                                                                            -1-
PIERCE ELEMENTARY STAFF 2018-2019

Kathleen Ziegler......... Principal..................................... 558-2373.........kziegler@cr.k12.ia.us      Keri Annis................... Media Specialist......................... 558-2850........... kannis@cr.k12.ia.us
Cherrie Girdner.......... Instructional Design Strategist.558-3179......chgirdner@cr.k12.ia.us                       Stacy Glidewell........... Media Secretary.......................... 558-2850......sglidewell@cr.k12.ia.us
Vanessa Frost.............. Propel Coach.............................. 558-1440.............vfrost@cr.k12.ia.us      Julie Plante................. Principal’s Secretary.................. 558-2373...........jplante@cr.k12.ia.us
Stephanie Cobert........ Counselor................................... 558-2804.......... scobert@cr.k12.ia.us        Debra Palmer.............. Health Secretary........................ 558-2762........ dpalmer@cr.k12.ia.us
Laura Ernzen.............. Kindergarten Teacher................ 558-3755........laernzen@cr.k12.ia.us                Connie Trautman........ Nurse.......................................... 558-3754.....ctrautman@cr.k12.ia.us
Loraine Osborn........... Kindergarten Teacher................ 558-3823..........losborn@cr.k12.ia.us                Angela Evans............... Behavior Technician.................. 558-4618.........anevans@cr.k12.ia.us
Jessica Seim................ Kindergarten Teacher................ 558-3365............. jseim@cr.k12.ia.us           Allison Rust................. Engagement Specialist.............. 558-3453..............arust@cr.k12.ia.us
Michele Lake............... 1st Grade Teacher...................... 558-4116............ mlake@cr.k12.ia.us          Lisa Allen.................... Paraprofessional.....................................................lallen@cr.k12.ia.us
Kaylee VanScoyoc....... 1st Grade Teacher...................... 558-3659... kvanscoyoc@cr.k12.ia.us                  Joan Althoff................. Paraprofessional................................................ joalthoff@cr.k12.ia.us
Allison Brautigam....... 2nd Grade Teacher..................... 558-1297... abrautigam@cr.k12.ia.us                  Cindy Burke................ Paraprofessional.................................................. cyburke2cr.k12.ia.us
Ellen Mittenburg........ 2nd Grade Teacher..................... 558-3215.emittenburg@cr.k12.ia.us                    Tami Foley.................. Paraprofessional.....................................................tfoley@cr.k12.ia.us
Kimberly Smith.......... 2nd Grade Teacher..................... 558-3211.......... ksmith@cr.k12.ia.us               Tammy Golay.............. Paraprofessional.................................................... tgolay@cr.k12.ia.us
Stephanie Orr............. 3rd Grade Teacher...................... 558-4671............... sorr@cr.k12.ia.us         Lynn Madsen............... Paraprofessional.............................................. lmadesen@cr.k12.ia.us
Brianna Richard.......... 3rd Grade Teacher...................... 558-1543........ brichard@cr.k12.ia.us             Lynette Perkins........... Paraprofessional.................................................lperkins@cr.k12.ia.us
Monica Walz................ 3rd Grade Teacher...................... 558-3977........... mwalz@cr.k12.ia.us           Diane Ropp.................. Paraprofessional.................................................... dropp@cr.k12.ia.us
Matthew Brems........... 4th Grade Teacher...................... 558-1671........ mbrems@cr.k12.ia.us                Susan Stevenson......... Paraprofessional............................................ sstevenson@cr.k12.ia.us
Janette Stecker........... 4th Grade Teacher...................... 558-3472......... jstecker@cr.k12.ia.us           Betsy Workman.......... Paraprofessional
Nicolette Pearson........ 4th/5th Grade Teacher............... 558-4377.......npearson@cr.k12.ia.us                  Dawn Young................ Paraprofessional..................................................dyoung@cr.k12.ia.us
Christine Sepulveda.... 5th Grade Teacher...................... 558-1782.... csepulveda@cr.k12.ia.us                 Sean Armstrong.......... Building Engineer...................... 558-2035... sarmstrong@cr.k12.ia.us
Doug Verge................. 5th Grade Teacher...................... 558-3925........... dverge@cr.k12.ia.us          Darren Freese............. Custodial.................................... 558-2035.......... dfreese@cr.k12.ia.us
Penny Boenish............ Special Education Teacher........ 558-4304....... pboenish@cr.k12.ia.us                    Donald Bennett........... Food Service Manager............... 558-2784....... dbennett@cr.k12.ia.us
Julia Hendred.............. Special Education Teacher........ 558-3306....... jhendred@cr.k12.ia.us                  Michelle Haas.............. Food Service Asst. Manager
Nicole Owens.............. Special Education Teacher........ 558-3354..........nowens@cr.k12.ia.us                   Cindy Helle................. Food Service
Ian Shelton................. Special Education Teacher........ 558-1333.........ishelton@cr.k12.ia.us                Nancy Wyant............... Food Service Cashier................. 558-2784
Dee Hubler.................. Art Teacher................................. 558-1905......... dhubler@cr.k12.ia.us     Christina Carlson....... Occupational Therapist
Sarah Langhurst......... Phys. Ed. Teacher....................... 558-4614.... slanghurst@cr.k12.ia.us               Ann Jungblut.............. Psychologist
Amanda Rahn.............. Music Teacher............................ 558-1123............ arahn@cr.k12.ia.us          Jamie Siela.................. Social Worker
Nicole Schmidt........... Music Teacher............................ 558-3535...... nschmidt@cr.k12.ia.us             Kaylea Terrill.............. Speech Clinician
Jennifer Curtis............ Permanent Building Sub..................................... jcurtis@cr.k12.ia.us         Emily Tiedtke.............. Physical Therapist
Karlen Uhde................ PACT Teacher............................. 558-4641.......... kauhde@cr.k12.ia.us         Kelly Varnum.............. Audiologist

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2018                                                             August                                                                           2018
Sunday           Monday                    Tuesday                Wednesday                   Thursday                      Friday                Saturday
				1                                                                                                              2                          3              4

         5                         6                         7                         8                           9                    10               11
                                                                                           New Teacher                 New Teacher
                                                                                           Pre-Service                 Pre-Service

     12                       13                         14                        15                         16                        17               18
             New Teacher               New Teacher                                                                     Teacher Pre-Service
             Pre-Service               Pre-Service

     19                       20                         21                        22      Day 1
                                                                                                              23       Day 2
                                                                                                                                        24               25
             Teacher Pre-Service       Teacher Pre-Service       Teacher Pre-Service       First Day of Classes-       Staff Learning Day –
             Id al-Adha                Open House/Ice                                      Early Dismissal 2:20        Early Dismissal 2:20
                                       Cream Social
                                       4:00-6:00
                                       Id al-Adha

     26      Day 3            27       Day 1             28      Day 2             29      Day 3              30       Day 1            31
                                                                                                                       Staff Learning Day –
                                                                                                                       Early Dismissal 2:20
                                                                                                                       The Panther Press/will
                                                                                                                       come to you thru School
                                                                                                                       Messenger
HEALTH INFORMATION                                                               MAKE AN IMPACT THROUGH PTA

    The school should be informed of students’ significant health condi-               The Pierce PTA is an active and supportive group of teachers, adminis-
tions. This information should be provided in the health information on            trators, and parents in the school system. We welcome all new members.
your student’s PowerSchool account. The information will be shared with                Contact information for PTA, please e-mail: PiercePTA@gmail.com
school staff that needs to know about your child’s condition. If the condition         The PTA sponsors many committees, which organize special projects
requires special adjustments in the school environment, the school nurse           and events throughout the school year. Many of these projects and events
should be contacted. Any changes in the student health status should be            are listed on this school calendar for your convenience. All Pierce families
communicated to the school nurse or health secretary.                              are encouraged to be active participants in supporting our school. Pierce is
                                                                                   especially proud of the outstanding parental involvement in our volunteer
                                                                                   program. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the office.

                                                                                                      SCHOOL FEES AND E-REGISTRATION

                                                                                        A $30.00 consumable materials/book fee is assessed per student to cover
                                                                                   the cost of curriculum materials and related educational expenses. This fee
                                                                                   may be paid at Pierce or online at https://www.schoolcashonline.com/ at
                                                                                   the start of each school year.
                                                                                        Families qualifying for free or reduced lunch are eligible for a waiver of
                                                                                   these fees. The application for free/reduced lunches is available at the school
                                HEAD LICE                                          office or you can apply online at https://www.lunchapp.com/
                                                                                        The waiver for these fees is part of the permissions page in your E-Reg-
    The Cedar Rapids Community School District head lice procedures follow         istration. The waiver must be completed in order for your fees to be waived.
recommendations from the Iowa Department of Public Health, Iowa Depart-                 In the event your check is returned it will be represented electronically
ment of Education and Centers for Disease Control. The District’s role is to       along with the state fee.
support parents by emphasizing prevention, early detection and education.
    Students with signs and symptoms of head lice will be referred to the
health office for assessment. Parents/guardians of students found to have live                                  ANIMALS AT SCHOOL
lice or nits (eggs) within ½ inch of the scalp, will be notified and provided
with information regarding treatment and management. In the elementary
                                                                                           Safety of students is a responsibility we do not take lightly. Due to the
schools, families with a child in the classroom will receive a note from the
                                                                                       unstructured setting and the unpredictable nature of pets, they are not al-
health office along with information regarding identification and management
                                                                                       lowed on school grounds at arrival, dismissal or during school hours.
of head lice. Students are not excluded from school for live head lice or nits.
                                                                                           Students should get permission from their teacher before asking their
    It is important that families check their child’s head for lice on a routine
                                                                                       parent to bring a pet for “show and tell”. Several students in the building
basis. Regular home screening is the most effective measure in preventing,
                                                                                       have allergies that may be adversely affected by the presence of fur-bearing
identifying, and controlling head lice.
                                                                                       pets in the building.
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2018                                                       September                                                                   2018
    Sunday                  Monday             Tuesday                 Wednesday       Thursday                     Friday               Saturday
							1

                     2                3    Day 2                   4   Day 3    5   Day 1                 6   Day 2                  7              8
                         Labor Day-                                                 Primetime Screening       Staff Learning Day –
                         NO SCHOOL                                                                            Early Dismissal 2:20
                                                                                                              Third Grade
                                                                                                              Grandparents’ Day

                     9   Day 3        10   Day 1              11       Day 2   12   Day 3            13       Day 1             14              15
Rosh Hashanah 9-11                         Pierce Night at Super                                              Staff Learning Day –
                                           Skate 6:00-8:00 PM                                                 Early Dismissal 2:20
                                                                                                              Pierce Spirit Day…wear
                                                                                                              green!
                                                                                                              Pierce Pals meet

                16       Day 2        17   Day 3             18        Day 1   19   Day 2            20       Day 3             21              22
                                           Yom Kippur                                                         Staff Learning Day –
                                                                                                              Early Dismissal 2:20

                23       Day 1        24   Day 2             25        Day 3   26   Day 1            27       Day 2             28              29
                                                                                    Kindergarten Mother       Staff Learning Day –
                                                                                    Goose Morning 9:00-       Early Dismissal 2:20
                                                                                    10:45/caféteria           The Panther Press/will
                30                                                                                            come to you thru School
                                                                                                              Messenger
                                                                                                              All School Walk-a-thon
                                                                                                              Fundraiser TENTATIVE
FIELD TRIP PERMISSION                                                              SCHOOL LUNCH PROCEDURES
                       Field trips are arranged to supplement and enhance
                                                                                       Lunch money may be deposited in your child’s account from
                   the learning experiences of our students. To participate
                                                                                   8:40-9:00 AM in the cafeteria. Lunch prices for students are
                   in “school planned” field trips, students must have parent
                                                                                   $1.75 for breakfast, $2.70 for lunch, and $.50 for extra milk. If
                   signed permission. At the beginning of each school year,
                                                                                   you have more than one child, money needs to be deposited
                   parents need to give field trip permission when complet-
                                                                                   in each child’s account. This account operates like a bank ac-
                   ing their E-Registration on PowerSchool. Based on school
                                                                                   count. Students may use it to eat breakfast, lunch, or to buy
                   board policy, the school will not seek written parent per-
                                                                                   extra milk. Most students at Pierce eat hot lunch every day
                   mission for each field trip. The PowerSchool permission
                                                                                   as there is a choice of three main dishes with additional items
for field trips delegates authority to the teacher to take your child or travel
                                                                                   being self-serve.
with your child away from school premises. Teachers will still notify parents
                                                                                       Please check your child’s account frequently to avoid a negative balance
about details each time a field trip is to occur.
                                                                                   and extra bookkeeping by our cafeteria staff.
                                                                                       Parents are invited to eat with their children throughout the year. If
                                                                                   planning to eat with your child, please send $3.65 (adult price) to school
                                                                                   with your child in the morning. This speeds our lunch line and assists our
                                                                                   cooks in planning adequate food.
                BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN SAFETY                                          We encourage students to make healthy choices and ask that you do not
                                                                                   send soda pop with your child’s lunch.
    The approved crossing for pedestrians and bicycles
coming from south of 42nd Street is at the 42nd and
Marilyn Drive traffic light and crosswalk. An adult
Crossing Guard will be on duty between 8:10-9:00 and
3:40-4:10 at that crosswalk.                                                                    SCOOTERS, SKATEBOARDS, & IN-LINE SKATES
    We discourage kindergarten through second grade
children from riding bicycles to school because of heavy                                  Use of scooters, skateboards, heelies, and in-line skates is prohibited on
traffic flow in this area.                                                             any school property on the advice of the School District Safety Committee
    All bike riders should wear a helmet and follow the bike safety and cour-          and the District’s Insurance advisor.
tesy rules listed below.
    1. Walk bicycles across the intersections and on the school grounds
    2. Use appropriate hand signals and follow traffic regulations
    3. Park, lock, and leave bicycles at the bicycles racks immediately (racks
          located by playground fence)
    4. Report anyone tampering with bicycles to the Pierce office

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2018                                                                October                                                                         2018
Sunday           Monday                     Tuesday                  Wednesday                   Thursday                     Friday                Saturday
		1
 Day 3                                  Day 1
                                                                2   Day 2
                                                                                        3     Day 3
                                                                                                                     4   Day 1
                                                                                                                                                5              6
                                                                                              Walk-a-thon Raindate       Staff Learning Day –
                                                                                              TENTATIVE                  Early Dismissal 2:20

         7                          8                           9   Day 2
                                                                                      10      Day 3
                                                                                                                 11      Day 1
                                                                                                                                          12               13
             Staff Learning Day –       Staff Learning Day –                                                             Staff Learning Day –
             NO SCHOOL FOR              NO SCHOOL FOR                                                                    Early Dismissal 2:20
             STUDENTS                   STUDENTS
                                                                                                                         PICTURE DAY
             Columbus Day

     14      Day 2             15       Day 3             16        Day 1             17      Day 2              18      Day 3            19               20
                                        Pierce Night at Super                                 Conference Night           Staff Learning Day –
                                        Skate 6:00-8:00 PM                                    4:00-7:00 PM               Early Dismissal 2:20
                                                                                              Book Fair                  Pierce Spirit Day…wear
                                                                                                                         green!
                                                                                                                         Pierce Pals meet

     21      Day 1             22       Day 2             23        Day 3             24      Day 1              25      Day 2            26               27
                                        Conference Night 4:00-                                Hearing Van                Staff Learning Day –
                                        7:00 PM                                                                          Early Dismissal 2:20
                                        Book Fair                                                                        America Reads begins
                                                                                                                         at 9:30
                                                                                                                         PBIS Assembly
                                                                                                                         Hearing Van

     28      Day 3             29       Day 1             30        Day 2             31
                                                                    The Panther Press/will
                                                                    come to you thru School
                                                                    Messenger
                                                                    Halloween Parade starts
                                                                    at 3:00
                                                                    Halloween
DRILLS - FIRE, TORNADO, AND CIVIL DEFENSE                                                    ABSENCES AND ATTENDANCE
    Each homeroom and special subject room will receive special instruc-              We recognize that attendance can affect achievement and are concerned
tions for the drill, including routing procedures. Because of the need to         about the achievement of every student. The Cedar Rapids Community
receive emergency directions in a large group, the students are expected          School District has found that elementary students who miss a significant
NOT to visit during drills, but to maintain a quiet, calm, and orderly dis-       number of days a year often continue to miss a significant number of days a
cipline. The fire drill is a continuous buzzing of the fire alarm, while a        year in the upper grades as well. We want to help young children build good
tornado, storm warning, or civil defense drill is short, intermittent rings of    attendance habits now, as those habits will most likely carry on throughout
the school bell system.                                                           the rest of their school days and beyond.
                                                                                      Parents should contact the school attendance office by 9:00 AM at 319-
                                                                                  558-2762 or by e-mail to our health secretary, Deb Palmer, at dpalmer@
                                                                                  cr.k12.ia.us
                                                                                      When no call is received, an automated attendance call will be gener-
                                                                                  ated. It is important to respond to this phone call with information about
                                                                                  the absence or it will be counted as an unexcused absence from school.
                                                                                      Being in the classroom by 8:50 each morning is important as the prin-
                                                                                  cipal and teachers give announcements and plans for the day at that time.
                                                                                  Lunch choices and attendance are taken at 8:50. Any student who arrives
                                                                                  after 8:50, must report to the office, sign in, and receive a tardy slip before
                                                                                  going to the classroom.
                                                                                      For planned absences, the school must be notified in writing. If the
                                                                                  absence will be longer than a week, the principal must approve the absence.
                                                                                  We encourage good school attendance with appointments and vacation
               EARLY DISMISSAL PROCEDURES FOR                                     planned outside the scheduled school day when possible.
                 SEVERE WEATHER CONDITIONS
    On rare occasions it is necessary to dismiss the students before the usual
3:50 P.M. dismissal time. Early dismissal will be broadcast on radio and TV.
To be sure children are safe and that parents will know where their children                                   YOUTH GROUPS
will be, the school recommends the following:
1. Tell your child where to go if school is dismissed early. Plans must be made      Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Brownies, and Girl Scouts are youth groups
   ahead of time and clearly outlined for the child since it is impossible to     which meet at Pierce or in Pierce area homes. If your child is interested in
   contact each parent.                                                           membership, have them ask present members for their leaders’ name and
2. Make alternate plans in case the first plan does not work (no one at home).    phone number.

                                                                              -8-
2018                                                        November                                                                         2018
     Sunday             Monday                  Tuesday              Wednesday                Thursday                    Friday                Saturday

    Day 3
          1                                                                                                          Day 1
                                                                                                                     Staff Learning Day –
                                                                                                                                            2              3
                                                                                                                     Early Dismissal 2:20

               4    Day 2
                                        5   Day 3
                                                                6   Day 1
                                                                                      7    Day 2
                                                                                                                 8   Day 3
                                                                                                                                            9          10
                    Pierce Food Drive be-                                                  Pierce PTA STEM Night     Staff Learning Day –
                    gins (Nov 5-16)                                                                                  Early Dismissal 2:20
                                                                                                                     Pierce Spirit Day…wear
                                                                                                                     green!
                                                                                                                     Pierce Pals meet

               11   Day 1
                                      12    Day 2
                                                              13    Day 3
                                                                                      14   Day 1
                                                                                                                15   Day 2
                                                                                                                                      16               17
Veterans Day                                Kindergarten Turkey                            Picture Retake Day        Staff Learning Day –
                                            Tuesday 9:00-10:45/                                                      Early Dismissal 2:20
                                            cafeteria
                                            Pierce Night at Super
                                            Skate 6:00-8:00 PM

               18   Day 3
                                      19    Day 1
                                                              20                      21                        22                    23               24
                                                                    Staff Progress         Thanksgiving Day
                                                                    Reporting Day –
                                                                    NO SCHOOL FOR                          HOLIDAY BREAK
                                                                    STUDENTS

               25   Day 2
                                      26    Day 3
                                                              27    Day 1
                                                                                      28   Day 2
                                                                                                                29   Day 3
                                                                                                                                      30
                                                                                                                     Staff Learning Day –
                                                                                                                     Early Dismissal 2:20
                                                                                                                     The Panther Press/will
                                                                                                                     come to you thru School
                                                                                                                     Messenger
Pierce Expectations by Settings
                                                      (Defining Expectations Across Locations)

                 Areas:

                 Hallway               Restroom                Bus                  Assembly               Cafeteria               Playground
Expectations:
                 Peacefully move       Peacefully move         Peacefully move      Peacefully move        Peacefully move by      Move Peacefully
                 by walking on the     between the stall       by walking from      by walking in and      staying in a line and   outside so everyone
Peaceful         right, keeping        areas, sink, and        my classroom to      out in a line with     walking to and          stays safe.
Movement         hands and feet to     garbage.                the bus and          my class.              from your seat.
                 self, and touching                            waiting in a line
                 each step with                                to get on the bus.
                 your feet.
                 Accept                Accept responsibility   Accept               Accept                 Accept                  Accept
                 responsibility        by cleaning up after    responsibility       responsibility         responsibility when     responsibility in a
Accept           when an adult         yourself.               when an adult,       when told to sit,      told to sit, move, or   disagreement or
Responsibility   reminds you of the                            from school or       move, or quiet         quiet down.             when making a
                 expectations and                              the bus, tells me    down.                                          mistake.
                 makes you try                                 to sit, move, or
                 again.                                        quiet down.

                 Use whole body        Use whole body          Use whole body       Use whole body         Use whole body          Show whole body
                 listening by          listening by            listening with       listening toward       listening with the      listening when
                 listening to, and     understanding the       my friends to        the speaker or         cafeteria staff         others are speaking
Whole Body       following adult       restroom is a private   show them I          performer.             through the line and    to you.
Listening        directions.           space.                  care.                                       when the monitor
                                                                                                           speaks to the group.

                 Speak kindly to all   Speak kindly by         Speak kindly to      Speak kindly to        Speak kindly by         Speak kindly while
                 by whispering or      using a whisper voice   all by using kind    the people around      using kind words to     playing no matter
Speak Kindly     keeping your voice    only when talking is    words and only       and only call out if   all and talking         what zone you are
                 off.                  necessary.              talking about        the speaker asks.      about school            in.
                                                               school                                      appropriate topics.
                                                               appropriate
                                                               topics.
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2018                                                December                                                             2018
    Sunday                Monday              Tuesday       Wednesday            Thursday            Friday                Saturday
							1

                 2     Day 1          3   Day 2         4   Day 3          5   Day 1        6   Day 2                  7              8
December 2-                                                                                     Staff Learning Day –
December 10 Hanukkah                                                                            Early Dismissal 2:20
                                                                                                Pierce Spirit Day…wear
                                                                                                green!
                                                                                                Pierce Pals meet

                 9     Day 3        10    Day 1       11    Day 2         12   Day 3    13      Day 1             14              15
                                                                                                Staff Learning Day –
                                                                                                Early Dismissal 2:20

               16      Day 2        17    Day 3       18    Day 1         19   Day 2    20      Day 3             21              22
                                                                                                Staff Learning Day –
                                                                                                Early Dismissal 2:20
                                                                                                The Panther Press/will
                                                                                                come to you thru School
                                                                                                Messenger
                                                                                                Winter Parties

               23                   24    Christmas   25                  26            27                        28              29
                                                               HOLIDAY BREAK

               30                   31
                          HOLIDAY BREAK
High Level Abusive/Inappropriate
   Positive Expected                Inappropriate Language
                                                                           Negative Unexpected Behavior Occurs                  Language
    Behavior Occurs                 Inappropriate Contact
                                                                                                                                Fighting/Physical Aggression
                                    Defiance/Disrespect small
                                                                                                                                Overt Defiance/Disrespect
                                    scale

                                    Disruption-noises/blurting                 Minor                   Major                    High Level Disruption-Screaming

                                                                                                                                Property Damage/Vandalism
Pink Panther Tickets                Refusal to Follow Directions/
                                    Non-compliance                                                                              Bullying / Harassment
Classroom Paw Pass
                                    Work Refusal                                                                                Theft
Receive WOW cards
                                    Minor theft                                                                                 Weapons
School Wide Celebrations
                                    Teacher Eye                                                     Major Referral              Office or
Increased Learning
                                    Visual Cues
Teacher Praise                                                                                                                            Possible Outcomes
                                    Proximity
Learn to get along with peers                                                  Strategies to                                    Work Completion
Feel Proud About Yourself
                                    Positive Correct Feedback
                                                                             address behavior       Administrator issues        Time to Process Choices
Be a Positive Role Model
                                    When-Then Statements
                                                                             without referrals       consequences and
                                                                                                                                Small Group Intervention
Better Problem Solving Skills
                                    Setting Limits/Choices                                             contacts home
                                                                                                                                Re-teach Expectations
                                    Zones Break Area
Better Coping Skills                                                                                                            Loss of Privilege
                                    Purple Passes
Be More Successful                                                                                                              Contact Parent
                                    Brain Breaks
Have More Peer Respect                                                             Did the                                      In School/Out of School Suspension
                                                                                                              Did the
Be in Charge of Your Future                                                       behavior                   behavior
                                                          NO                      change?                    change?            NO

                                        Buddy Classroom                                                                                             CICO or Tier 2
                                                                                       yes
                                                                                                       yes                                          Interventions

                                Fill out Passport Major
                                Staff choose consequence within classroom        Reinforce the               Reinforce the
                                                                             appropriate behavior        appropriate behavior
                                successful

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2019                                                                January                                                                      2019
Sunday           Monday                     Tuesday                 Wednesday                 Thursday                     Friday                Saturday
			1                                                                Day 1
                                                                                       2   Day 2
                                                                                                                3     Day 3
                                                                                                                                             4              5
                                                                    Classes Resume                                    Staff Learning Day –
                                           HOLIDAY BREAK                                                              Early Dismissal 2:20
                                        New Year’s Day

         6   Day 1                  7   Day 2                   8   Day 3              9   Day 1              10      Day 2             11              12
                                        Pierce Night at Super                                                         Staff Learning Day –
                                        Skate 6:00-8:00 PM                                                            Early Dismissal 2:20
                                                                                                                      Pierce Spirit Day…wear
                                                                                                                      green!
                                                                                                                      Pierce Pals meet
                                                                            PE ROLLERSKATING CLASSES

     13                         14      Day 3
                                                           15       Day 1
                                                                                     16    Day 2
                                                                                                              17      Day 3
                                                                                                                                        18              19
             Staff Learning Day –       Begin 2nd Semester                                                            Staff Learning Day –
             NO SCHOOL FOR                                                                                            Early Dismissal 2:20
             STUDENTS

                                                                PE ROLLERSKATING CLASSES

     20                         21      Day 1              22       Day 2            23    Day 3              24      Day 1             25              26
             Staff Progress                                                                                           Staff Learning Day –
             Reporting Day–                                                                                           Early Dismissal 2:20
             NO SCHOOL FOR
             STUDENTS
             Martin Luther King’s
             Birthday
                                                                PE ROLLERSKATING CLASSES

     27      Day 2              28      Day 3              29       Day 1            30    Day 2              31
                                                                     Primetime Screening   The Panther Press/will
                                                                                           come to you thru School
                                                                                           Messenger
                                                                                           Alternative Kindergarten
                                                                                           (for 2019/2020 year)
                                                                                           Informational Night at
                                                                                           district office
                                                                PE ROLLERSKATING CLASSES
CLASSROOM ASSIGNMENTS

    Factors such as achievement level, gender, and social maturity are taken into consideration when assigning students to classrooms for the coming year.
Every effort is made to form heterogeneous groups that will enable students to work together with the teacher in academics as well as in social pursuits.
    Since education is our main concern, keeping friends together is not a priority. In fact, it is hoped that changes can be made each year, providing
students with the opportunity to work and play with a variety of students and to form new friendships yearly.
    Students with special needs (learning, behavior, etc.) will be given as much special consideration as possible. The staff, counselor, and principal should
be aware of these specific needs due to their contact with the student. Parental input regarding circumstances of which the staff is not aware is appropri-
ate. This input needs to be in writing and submitted to the principal by May 1st. Once class lists are posted, classroom assignments will not be changed
unless an emergency situation warrants such action.
    Classroom assignments for each school year will be available at the August Open House.

                                                                INTRAMURAL PROGRAM

   Students may participate in the intramural program, which provides seasonal activities for students in fourth and fifth grades. Information and
permission slips will be sent home before each activity. Parental permission forms are available from the physical education instructor, Mrs. Langhurst.

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2019                                                             February                                                               2019
Sunday           Monday                      Tuesday                 Wednesday       Thursday                     Friday                Saturday

     Day 3
           1                                                                                                                                       2
                                                                                                             Staff Learning Day –
                                                                                                             Early Dismissal 2:20
                                                                                                             PBIS Assembly

                                                                                                              PE ROLLERSKATING
                                                                                                                   CLASSES

         3   Day 1                4      Day 2                   5   Day 3    6   Day 1                7     Day 2                  8              9
                                                                                                             Staff Learning Day –
                                                                                                             Early Dismissal 2:20
                                                                                                             Pierce Spirit Day…wear
                                                                                                             green!
                                                                                                             Pierce Pals
                                       PE ROLLERSKATING CLASSES

     10      Day 3              11       Day 1                12     Day 2   13   Day 3               14     Day 1             15              16
                                         Conference Night                         Valentine Parties          Staff Learning Day –
                                         4:00-7:00 PM                                                        Early Dismissal 2:20
                                         Book Fair
                                         Lincoln’s Birthday

     17      Day 2              18       Day 3                19     Day 1   20   Day 2               21     Day 3             22              23
             President’s Day             Pierce Night at Super                    Conference Night 4:00-     Staff Learning Day –
                                         Skate 6:00-8:00 PM                       7:00 PM                    Early Dismissal 2:20
                                                                                  Book Fair                  Washington’s Birthday

     24                         25       Day 1                26     Day 2   27   Day 3               28
             Staff Progress                                                       The Panther Press/will
             Reporting Day –                                                      come to you thru School
             NO SCHOOL FOR                                                        Messenger
             STUDENTS                                                             Alternative Kindergarten
             Kindergarten/Pre-                                                    (for 2019/2020 year)
             school Registration for                                              Informational Night at
             2019/2020 school year                                                district office
DRESS CODE
DRESS CODE
As many of our students will move on to Franklin Middle School, we have adopted their dress code in an effort to make the transition smooth.
Students should come to school dressed comfortably to actively participate in the learning process. Consequently, a student’s appearance
should not interfere with classroom activities, safety, or the school mission in any way. Students are expected to wear clothing that is
appropriate to their age level and does not disrupt the school or educational environment. Parents please review these guidelines and have your
students dress in an appropriate manner.

 School Attire:                                           Inappropriate Attire, but NOT limited to:
 Clothing should be clean and in good repair.             Jewelry or other accessories, body markings, or
                                                          hairstyles that may cause a distraction to the
                                                          educational process should not be worn.
 Shoes must be worn and should fit appropriately,         Due to many unsafe incidents flip flops are not allowed
 allowing students to travel through the building and
 negotiate stairways safely.
 Pants, skirts, and shorts must be sized and worn         Shorts or skirts that are too revealing. As a guideline
 appropriately. Students must wear a belt if pants are    shorts must have a 5 inch in-seam. If the dress attire is
 so big that undergarments are showing, or it is          in question it will up to the discretion of administration
 impossible to walk appropriately.                        as to whether the clothing is appropriate for school or
                                                          not.
                                                          Exposed bras, sports bras, See-through clothing,
                                                          halters, strapless, or backless garments.
                                                          Clothes that expose the midriff, chest, or
                                                          undergarments.
                                                          Shirts must be shorter than the hem line of shorts or
                                                          skirt
                                                          Clothes, jewelry, and other accessories that contain
                                                          suggestive, vulgar, violent slogans or pictures that
                                                          advertise illegal products, such as alcohol or tobacco.
                                                          Hats, hoods, caps, gloves, and sweatbands cannot be
                                                          worn in the building. Also any wearing of gang-related
                                                          attire or insignia by students shall be prohibited.

In the event that a student is not following the guidelines, the student will be addressed in private to come up with a solution:
      The student will be asked to remove the articles and/or accessories that do not conform to the dress code.
      The student will be allowed to get another clothing item from his/ her locker and change or call home if necessary.
      The student will be offered another clothing option that can be substituted for the inappropriate apparel.
      If the student is uncooperative or the problem persists, further action may be necessary.

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2019                                           March                                                                       2019
Sunday          Monday          Tuesday        Wednesday                Thursday                     Friday                Saturday

     Day 1 1                                                                                                                          2
                                                                                                Staff Learning Day –
                                                                                                Early Dismissal 2:20

         3   Day 2       4   Day 3        5   Day 1           6      Day 2                  7   Day 3                  8              9
                                                                     Career Day                 Staff Learning Day –
                                                                                                Early Dismissal 2:20
                                                                                                Pierce Spirit Day…wear
                                                                                                green!
                                                                                                Pierce Pals meet

     10      Day 1   11      Day 2    12      Day 3          13      Day 1                 14   Day 2             15              16
                                                                     Pierce PTA Literacy        Staff Learning Day –
                                                                     Night                      Early Dismissal 2:20

     17              18               19                     20                            21                     22              23
                                              SPRING BREAK/HOLIDAY

     24      Day 3   25      Day 1    26      Day 2          27      Day 3                 28   Day 1             29              30
                                                                                                Staff Learning Day –
                                                                                                Early Dismissal 2:20
                                                                                                The Panther Press/will
     31                                                                                         come to you thru School
                                                                                                Messenger
RECESS                                                                       LOST AND FOUND

    Recess is a regularly scheduled part of the school day. Students are                                   Lost and found articles are placed in a box in the
encouraged to participate in recess activities. Students will walk or run the                         front entry. An additional lost and found is located by the
trail before beginning recess.                                                                        first grade classrooms. Parents and children are urged
    1. Generally speaking, during the months of December, January, Feb-                               to check the box for lost articles. Every effort will be
         ruary, and the first half of March, all students need to wear boots,                         made to return lost items to the owner. Proper mark-
         a warm winter coat, mittens, and something to cover their head as                            ing of children’s clothing and other articles is essential.
         recess will be outside if the temperature is acceptable for outside                          Unclaimed items will be donated to charity.
         recess. If the temperature or wind chill is 10 degrees or more, stu-
         dents will go outside for recess.
    2. At times we will have either:
             • Regular outside recess (If at all possible, recess will be held                           PERSONAL BELONGINGS
                 outside. Students need to be dressed for recess.)
             • Blacktop outside recess                                                All personal belongings brought to school are the
             • Shortened outdoor recess                                           responsibility of the student. For storage of clothing,
             • Inside recess                                                      school supplies, book bags, etc., Pierce School offers
    3. Here are the guidelines we will be using for long sleeve or short          OPEN LOCKERS where each locker is generally shared
         sleeve days:                                                             with one other student. Items stored in lockers should be
             • 50-60 degrees…Students are okay with long sleeves. This            permanently marked with the student’s first and last name
                 may be a sweater, shirt, sweatshirt, jacket, etc. If they do     (clothing, lunchbox, bag, etc.) Although theft is seldom a
                 not have long sleeves, then they go outside in whatever they     problem, students are discouraged from leaving any valu-
                 are wearing.                                                     able or personal items in the lockers. (Especially do not
             • 60 degrees and higher….Students are not required to have           leave these kind of items in lockers overnight.) Several
                 a coat or long sleeves.                                          organizations use the building each night and morning.
                                                                                  The lockers cannot be monitored constantly and if items
                                                                                  are missing, the school district will not be responsible for
                                                                                  their replacement. The principal or classroom teacher
                                                                                  will make every attempt to have missing items returned
                                                                                  to their owners.
                                                                                      We request that students leave toys, balls, and elec-
                                                                                  tronic devices at home. The school will not be responsible
                                                                                  for such items that are lost, stolen or damaged while at
                                                                                  school.
                                                                                      We strongly encourage students to leave cell phones
                                                                                  at home.

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2019                                                                      April                                                               2019
     Sunday                Monday                  Tuesday                 Wednesday          Thursday                  Friday                   Saturday
                       Day 2                   Day 3                       Day 1           Day 2                   Day 3
		1                                                                    2               3                       4   Staff Learning Day –
                                                                                                                                          5                      6
                                                                                                                   Early Dismissal 2:20

                                                                 IOWA ASSESSMENTS-GRADES 3RD-5TH

                       Day 1                   Day 2                       Day 3           Day 1                   Day 2
                   7                      8                            9             10                      11                      12
                                                                                                                   Staff Learning Day –
                                                                                                                                                                13
                                                                                                                   Early Dismissal 2:20
                                                                                                                   Kindergarten Hawaii Day
                                                                                                                   9:00-10:45

                                                                 IOWA ASSESSMENTS-GRADES 3RD-5TH

                  14   Day 3
                                          15   Day 1
                                                                  16       Day 2
                                                                                     17    Day 3
                                                                                                             18    Staff Progress
                                                                                                                                     19       Jewish Passover
                                                                                                                                                                20
                                               SPRING PICTURES                             Franklin Jazz Band,
                                                                                           Orchestra, Show Choir   Reporting Day –
                                               Pierce Night at Super                                               NO SCHOOL FOR
                                               Skate 6:00-8:00 PM                          Performance 1:15 PM/
                                                                                           cafeteria               STUDENTS

Easter
                  21   Day 1
                                          22   Day 2
                                                                  23       Day 3
                                                                                     24    Day 1
                                                                                                             25    Day 2
                                                                                                                                     26
                                                                                                                   Staff Learning Day –
                                                                                                                                                                27
                                                                                                                   Early Dismissal 2:20
                                                                                                                   Pierce Spirit Day…wear
                                                                                                                   green!
                                                                                                                   Pierce Pals meet

Orthodox Easter
                  28   Day 3
                       Tentative date
                                          29   Day 1
                                                                  30
                                               The Panther Press/will
                       for Kindergarten        come to you thru School
                       Roundup                 Messenger
PARTIES                                                                     MEDIA CENTER

• Homeroom teachers and homeroom parents will plan three school parties
                                                                                    The Instructional Materials Center (IMC) supports
  held at Halloween, Winter, and Valentine’s Day. Other parties need the
                                                                               the curriculum and enriches children’s learning ex-
  approval of the principal in advance. Due to overcrowding in classrooms
                                                                               periences. It is a learning laboratory where students
  we ask that only the parents helping with the party attend.
                                                                               develop an appreciation of books, learn research skills,
• For the Halloween Parade and party all students in grades K-5 are welcome    and participate in activities which support and extend
  to participate in this optional dress-up. ALL COSTUMES NEED TO BE            classroom objectives.
  IN GOOD TASTE AND APPROPRIATE FOR THE OCCASION. NO                                The media specialist and media secretary assist stu-
  COSTUME SHOULD INCLUDE A REPLICA OF A WEAPON. Please                         dents and teachers in locating and using the resources of
  do not send your child to school with make-up, colored hair or costume       the IMC. Parent volunteers also provide clerical and instructional support.
  on in the morning. Our parade will begin at 3:00 P.M. as indicated on the         The IMC contains a large collection of books, audio-visual materials,
  calendar.                                                                    computers, and computer software. IMC materials are available to students,
• The weather will determine whether the parade will be held outside or        staff, and parents. Books and other materials may be checked out or renewed.
  inside. Parents are welcome to come and watch the parade.                    Specific rules are posted in the IMC. There are no fines for overdue materi-
• Birthday treats are not permitted. If sent, they will be sent home with      als; however, each child is expected to assume responsibility for returning
  your child. Instead, students will choose a special way to celebrate from    materials on time. When an item is damaged or lost, it is necessary to ask
  the classroom birthday choice board. Parents are asked to avoid sending      for payment so that a replacement can be purchased.
  birthday bouquets to school. Flowers or balloons that are sent to students
  will be held in the office until the end of the school day. Parents should
  consult with the teacher prior to the event.                                                         PARENT INFORMATION
• During the last 15 minutes of the day, teachers and classes may honor
  students who are leaving Pierce.                                                 Pierce School is cutting down on paper use and consumption. School
• No money is to be collected, donated, or assessed students in their home-    announcements may be found on our school website pierce.cr.k12.ia.us
  rooms without prior approval of the principal.                                   Please check our website often for the latest information. A limited
• Please do not send party invitations to school to distribute. Please use     number of paper copies will be available at the school office but will not
                                                                               be routinely sent home with students. Some information such as picture
  the PTA Student Directory.
                                                                               order forms will still come home with students so please be sure to check
                                                                               your student’s backpack or planner regularly.
                     ELEMENTARY COUNSELOR                                          If you do not have electronic access, please let the office know to request
                                                                               print copies.

     The elementary counselor, Stephanie Cobert, works with parents, teach-
ers, and children in the school. (319-558-2804.) Prevention of problems
is a key part of the philosophy of implementing a counseling and guidance
program. The counselor works in classrooms as needed, with small groups,
and is available to help individual students.
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2019                                                                    May                                                                        2019
Sunday           Monday                     Tuesday                  Wednesday                    Thursday                   Friday                Saturday
				1
   Day 2                                                                                        Day 3
                                                                                                                   2     Day 1
                                                                                                                                               3              4
                                                                                                                        Staff Learning Day –
                                                                                                                        Early Dismissal 2:20
                                                                                                                        PBIS Assembly

         5   Day 2
                                  6     Day 3
                                                                7   Day 1
                                                                                           8   Day 2
                                                                                                                   9    Day 3
                                                                                                                                          10              11
             Instrument Tryouts for 5
                                   th
                                                                                                                        Staff Learning Day –
             graders (begins at 9:30)                                                                                   Early Dismissal 2:20
                                                                                                                        Pierce Spirit Day…wear
                                                                                                                        green!
                                                                                                                        Pierce Pals meet

     12      Day 1              13      Day 2             14        Day 3               15     Day 1             16     Day 2             17              18
                                        Pierce Night at Super                                                           Staff Learning Day –
                                        Skate 6:00-8:00 PM                                                              Early Dismissal 2:20
                                                                                                                        Kindergarten Outdoor
                                                                                                                        Day (9:00-10:45)
                                                                                                                        FUN FEST 5:30-7:30 PM

     19      Day 3              20      Day 1             21        Day 2               22     Day 3             23     Day 1             24              25
                                                                                               5th Grade to FUN RUN     Staff Learning Day –
                                                                                                                        Early Dismissal 2:20

     26                         27      Day 2             28        Day 3               29     Day 1             30     Day 2             31
             Memorial Day-                                          Tentative date for Field   Last Day for Preschool   LAST DAY OF CLASSES -
             NO SCHOOL                                              Day                                                 Early Dismissal 2:20
                                                                                                                        Pierce Pals meet
CHAPTER 102 – REPORTING CHILD ABUSE                                                  PARENT PARKING AND AFTER SCHOOL SAFETY

    Chapter 102 of the Iowa Administrative Code establishes procedures for                   Please park in the designated areas. Note that there is “no parking” on
investigating incidents of abuse of students by school employees. The pro-              the Pierce side of Marilyn Drive. Please do not park and leave your car in the
cedures include the designation of investigators for the 2018-2019 School               circle during drop-off and pick-up time. The circle drive is a fire lane and
Year. The following are the designated Level I investigators for the CRCSD.             must be kept clear in case of emergency. We ask that you avoid cell phone
Any of the following persons may serve as an investigator.                              use while driving in our circle drive. Children sometimes dart between and
    Any person may file a Level I complaint against a Cedar Rapids Com-                 in front of cars so driving needs your full attention.
munity School District employee by completing a Level I complaint form                       It is not safe to leave an elementary child unsupervised, standing alone
and turning it in to his/her building principal. The complaint may be turned            for any length of time, by the school or by Lovely Lane Church. Teachers,
in to any of the individuals on the list below. These forms may be obtained             secretaries, and other staff have after school duties that make it difficult to
in any school’s main office or at the Educational Leadership and Support                supervise students who are not picked up right away. Each Pierce family
Center, 2500 Edgewood Road NW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in the Human Re-                     should have a SOLID plan for after school pick-up each and every day. It
sources Office.                                                                         should be discussed with your child. Inform the school of changes if you
                                                                                        think your child might become confused about who is picking up him or her.
   LEVEL I INVESTIGATORS                                                                     The safest place students should wait for a ride home is by the front door
   PRIMARY: Val Dolezal, Executive Director, Elementary Education –                     of Pierce School. Staff can be immediately aware of students who have not
319/558-2247                                                                            been picked up when the students wait in the supervised area.
   ALTERNATES:
   Greg O’Connell, Principal, Coolidge Elementary School - 319/558-2167
Chuck McDonnell, Principal, Jefferson High School - 319/558-2435 Wendy
Parker, Executive Director, Student Services - 319/558-2575                                                       SCHOOL TELEPHONE
   LEVEL II INVESTIGATORS                                                                   School phones are not to be used by students except with permission.
   If a case is designated as “founded”, it is turned over to a designated              Permission will be given only when it seems imperative that the call be made.
Level II Investigator Agency:                                                           Students should make their after school plans with their parents prior to
   Cedar Rapids Police Department                                                       leaving for school in the morning.
   Kathy Collins J.D., School Investigations
                                            Approved by Board of Education: 6/11/2018
                                              Distributed by: Human Resources: 6/2018

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2019                                                             June                                                                       2019
Sunday          Monday                  Tuesday                Wednesday                   Thursday                    Friday               Saturday
							1

         2                     3                          4                         5                         6                        7               8
             Staff Learning Day –   Potential Student/Staff   Potential Student/Staff   Potential Student/Staff   Potential Student/Staff
             NO SCHOOL FOR          Learning Inclement        Learning Inclement        Learning Inclement        Learning Inclement
             STUDENTS               Weather Makeup Days       Weather Makeup Days       Weather Makeup Days       Weather Makeup Days
             Potential Inclement                                                        Orthodox Ascension
             Weather Makeup Days
             Id-al-Fitr

         9                   10                         11                       12                        13                       14             15

     16                      17                        18                        19                        20                       21             22

     23                      24                        25                        26                        27                       28             29

     30
VISITORS                                                 PROGRAM FOR ACADEMIC AND CREATIVE TALENT
                                                                                                          (PACT)
     The welcome mat is out for visitation to our rooms on most days. There
are a few days, however, when school functions better without visitors. It is         The elementary school PACT department provides
helpful to call the teacher prior to visiting as classroom schedules vary. All    advanced learning experiences for high ability students.
visitors are required to stop in the main office and sign in before proceeding    PACT Resource Specialists serve the schools on a rotating
to any other area of the building.                                                schedule, offering students the opportunity to participate
     While in session, children are discouraged from visiting classrooms          in challenging activities in such areas as science, humani-
or the playground unless accompanied by an adult. Please check with the           ties, mathematics, and language arts. ACE, Prime Time and PACT are the
principal prior to planning a visit.                                              three programs offered in our elementary buildings.

                                                                                      ACE (KINDERGARTEN & 1st GRADES)
                           COMMUNICATIONS                                             ACE (Academic Challenge Experiences) is a kindergarten and first grade
                                                                                  program. The ACE program manager will visit all kindergarten and first grade
    Teachers will sometimes telephone parents at home or at work during the       classrooms a minimum of four times throughout the school year. Lessons
school day if there is a need to discuss their student. Other times, teachers     will focus on and develop the student’s ability to think creatively, critically,
will communicate by e-mail or written note. Parental calls to teachers are        logically and to problem solve. Data collected will be used by the classroom
best made between 8:10-8:40 AM. Teachers can also be reached by e-mail.           teacher and PACT department to aid in determining the need for extensions
Remember, teachers are teaching class and will not be able to respond im-         and future programming.
mediately. If you need immediate assistance, call the office.
                                                                                      PRIME TIME (2nd & 3rd GRADES)
                                                                                      Prime Time is a demanding academic program that serves second and
                                                                                  third grade students. Students selected for Prime Time have demonstrated
                     EMERGENCY INFORMATION                                        potential in a specific intellectual area. There will be opportunities for enrich-
                                                                                  ment in the fall for 2nd grade students. All students in 2nd grade are screened
    All parents are required to complete emergency information during E-          in January. All students in 3rd grade are screened in September and January.
Registration on PowerSchool so that they or their designee may be contacted       Students are selected for this program based on the results of the screen-
in case of an emergency. This information is filled out during E-Registration     ing activity, district assessments and teacher observations. Those students
and may be updated from home at any time. It is very important to keep            selected will meet with the PACT Resource Specialist weekly.
your information current. We may need to contact you quickly should there
be an emergency at school involving your child. You may also contact the              PACT (4th & 5th GRADES)
school office directly at 319-558-2373 to make changes.                               PACT provides challenging curriculum experiences for high ability
    When parents cannot be contacted, for reasons such as an out-of-town          students in fourth and fifth grade. Multiple criteria will be used to select
trip, the school must be notified in writing of the temporary guardianship.       students for PACT classes. Criteria include: PACT unit screening scores,
Any additional pertinent information, if different from the emergency in-         achievement tests, ability tests and teacher observations. Students selected
formation listed in PowerSchool, should be included.                              will meet with the PACT Resource Specialist weekly.
    https://pscr.gwaea.org/public/
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HEALTH SCREENINGS – HEARING, DENTAL, BMI, SEB, AND VISION
     If you do not want your child to participate in school health screenings, please notify the health office in writing at the beginning of the year.
     Hearing Screening: Grant Wood Area Education Agency (GWAEA) screens all students in Alternative Kindergarten (AK), kindergarten, and grades 1,
2, and 5. Students in the Early Learning Program with IEP’s will be screened. Students in grades 3, 4, middle, and high school, who are new to the school
that don’t have a documented normal hearing test, and some students with a history of known hearing loss will also be tested. Follow up testing may oc-
cur periodically if previous hearing test results were not within normal limits. Parents/guardians with concerns about their child’s hearing should contact
the school nurse.
     Dental Screening: St. Luke’s Dental Health Center and HACAP partner to offer dental screenings to all Early Learning Programs, AK, kindergarten,
grades 2 and 5, all students in elementary special education and elementary ELL programs, as well as others in selected grades. In addition to dental screen-
ings, fluoride varnish application and dental sealants are offered to children enrolled in qualifying schools. Children will be bringing home a consent form
to be completed by the parent/guardian to approve these dental services.
     Iowa law requires that any student entering kindergarten and ninth grade provide a valid Iowa Department of Public Health Certificate of Dental. (This
form is available from your school nurse, dentist, or on the CRCSD Web site in the Student Services/Health Services section.) The goal of this legislation
is for each student to receive the benefit of early and regular dental care including prevention, and to establish a dental home for children who may not
have one. It is also an opportunity to provide outreach to those families who have trouble accessing care.
     BMI Screening: District health and/or PE staff members will screen height and weight of kindergarten and 5th grade students. If your child had a
physical for this school year, we may use that height and weight data to calculate your child’s BMI.
     Social, Emotional, Behavioral Screening: Social, Emotional, Behavioral (SEB) Screening: Students in grades Kindergarten, 3, 5, 7, and High School
will be screened to assess social, emotional, and behavioral well-being. The purpose of the screening is to identify areas where students may need some
additional support. Follow up screening and parent communication may occur if the results indicate the need for further attention. Parents/guardians
with concerns about their child’s social, emotional or behavioral well-being should contact the counseling or health office.
     Vision Screening: Iowa law requires that any student entering kindergarten and third grade have a vision screening. To be valid, the vision screening
shall be performed no earlier than one year prior to the date of enrollment and no later than six months after the date of the child’s enrollment into both
kindergarten and third grade. The vision screening may be conducted by a physician, optometrist, advanced nurse practitioner, physician assistant, local
public health department, public or accredited nonpublic school, community based organization, free clinic, or child care center. An online screening
may be conducted by a child’s parent or guardian. A Certificate of Vision Screening Form is available on the district website in the student services/health
services section. If the school does not receive a completed screening form kindergarten students will receive a consent form with the option to have your
child screened at school and results sent to Iowa Department of Public Health. Third grade students will be screened at school and results sent to Iowa
Department of Public Health. Parents/guardians with concerns about their child’s vision should contact the school nurse/health office.

                                                        STUDENT HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

     Student Illness or Injury during the School Day
     Students are sent to the clinic if they are injured or appear ill. Health office staff will attend to the student’s complaint. This may include providing
first aid, asking the student questions about how he/she feels, taking a temperature, making observations, talking to the teacher, and contacting the school
nurse. If a student has a temperature of 100º F. or higher and/or illness related vomiting or diarrhea, the parent/guardian will be called and the student will
be sent home. Other symptoms that influences the decision to send the student home include general appearance and functioning in the classroom. After
a period of observation a decision will be made to do one of the following: (1) Attempt to notify the parent/guardian; (2) Allow the student to rest in the
health office for a brief period. The student is to be fever-free without fever reducing medication before returning to school. Parents will also be notified
of injuries that appear to be serious in nature or require medical attention.
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                                HEALTHY SCHOOL SNACKS
                                                   Cedar Rapids Community School District
                    Snacks play a major role in a child’s diet and provide a valuable opportunity for nutrition education.
                   Healthy snacks are important to providing good nutrition and supporting lifelong healthy eating habits

  Fruits:                                                                 Low Fat Dairy/Protein:
       •   Fresh fruit-whole or sliced                                        •   String Cheese or Cheese Cubes
       •   Assorted fruit salads                                              •   Yogurt
       •   Dried Fruits                                                       •   Cottage Cheese
       •   Applesauce                                                         •   Deli Meat
       •   Individual fruit cups (packaged in juice)                          •   Sunflower Seeds
       •   100% Fruit Juice                                                   •   Pepita/Pumpkin seeds
       •   100% Frozen Fruit Bars
                                                                          Whole Grains:
  Vegetables:                                                                 •
                                                                              •
                                                                                  Crackers
                                                                                  Low Sodium Pretzels
       • Raw Vegetables                                                       •   Pita Chips
         Simple kid-friendly examples: Baby Carrots, Broccoli,                •   Popcorn
         Cauliflower, Snap Peas, Sliced Peppers, Celery                       •   Low Fat Granola Bars
       • Dehydrated Vegetables                                                •   Baked Corn Tortilla Chips
            • Vegetable Chips, Chickpeas                                      •   Animal Crackers
       • Edamame (Soybeans)                                                   •   Graham Crackers

  Snack tips                                                              Drinks:
       • Snack on fruit and vegetables whenever possible.                     • Water

                                                                 TIP
       • Select appropriate portion sizes.                                    • Low Fat or Fat Free Milk
       • For food safety select sealed and                                    • 100% Fruit/Vegetable Juice
         prepackaged snack items.
       • Combine protein and fiber for a satisfying snack.

Dip Ideas: Hummus, Salsa, Bean dip, Honey Mustard, Yogurt based dips

                     The provided list is not all inclusive. Reference CRCSD Nutritional Standards for specific guidance.
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WELLNESS POLICY-
                                           WELLNESS POLICY                                                                           Policy 610
                DISTRICT WELLNESS POLICY             Policy 610
                     The Cedar Rapids Community School District supports a healthy
              WILL CREATE CHANGES AT PIERCE
                     environment in which students learn and participate in positive dietary                                                                 Procedure 610.1a
                     and lifestyle practices. By facilitating learning through the support and
                     promotion of good nutrition and physical activity, schools contribute to            Snacks – Nutritional Guidelines
                     the basic health, academic achievement and quality of life of students.             It is the responsibility of each building to ensure all snacks meet
    CRCSD Wellness Policy 610.1 will create some changes at Pierce
                     The District:                                                                       District Nutritional Guidelines for foods and beverages, including
beginning in the 2015-16
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                            Will         year.
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                                                     education           of these
                                                                 and engage   in nutrition
                                                                                                         vending, a la carte, school stores, celebrations and fundraisers.
                                                                                                         This applies to all foods offered, made available or sold during
changes now gives you the opportunity to plan for the fall when to
                            promotion.    Will develop  a wellness  approach   thephysical               the school day, defined as the period from midnight before, to 30
                            activities that meet applicable federal and state guidelines.                minutes after the end of the school day.
entire school community•      will follow
                            Promotes         theseand
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                                                                                                         Each building shall do the following:
    Snack will be allowedmembers’
                              in grades    K-3 to
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                                                   maintain    healthy lifestyle.in
                       •    Supports parents’ efforts to provide a healthy diet and                                •   All foods offered in school must meet guidelines;
grades 4-5.                 daily physical activity for their children.                                                either selected from healthy snack lists or determined
    All snacks must •meet   Willthe  District
                                   base menus onRecommended
                                                   Dietary GuidelinesNutritional
                                                                         for Americans,                                to meet guidelines using SMART Snack calculator.
                            National School Lunch and Breakfast meal pattern                                       •   Daily snacks in the classroom or those provided for
Guidelines for healthy snacks.         *Guidance
                            requirements,            will be provided
                                             and the Recommended            at fall
                                                                      Dietary   Allowances.                            brain-based learning activities are optional (allowed);
open house             •    Recommends that foods and beverages offered on campus                                      implementation determined at the discretion of
                                                                                                                       individual building teams.
                            and for school activities meet applicable federal and state
    Food will no longer be       a part of student birthday celebrations.
                            guidelines.                                                                            •   If food is brought from home to be shared, it must
Each grade level will
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                                                                                                                   •   Foods provided that do not meet guidelines will not
                   Policy and Procedures and inform and update the public about the
matrix may vary slightly   from grade level to grade level but they will
                   content and implementation of the policy.
                                                                                                                       be served and will be returned to provider.
not include a food treat option.                                                                                   •   Recognize that provision of a snack is meant to fuel
                                                                                                                       the student’s body and provides opportunity for
    Food will be allowed at the 3 yearly classroom parties. (October,                                                  engaging in nutrition education and promotion.
December and February) Party food must also meet Nutritional
Guidelines for healthy snacks with one treat allowed per party.

    **Please note that according to the new District policy, any food
                                                                                                                                                           Procedure 610.1b
items brought into the building that don’t fit the District Recom-
mended Nutritional Guidelines must be returned home with the                                             Wellness Fundraising Guidelines - It is the responsibility of each
student/adult. Your Live
                    child’s classroom teacher will be providing more                                     building to discontinue using unhealthy foods for fundraisers.
                                                                                                         Each building must ensure all snacks meet District Nutritional
information next fall. Thank you in advance for helping us to foster
healthy habits with WELL         NESS                                                                    Guidelines for foods and beverages, including vending, a la
                    all of the Pierce students.                                                          carte, school stores, celebrations and fundraisers. This applies to
                                                                                                         all foods offered, made available or sold during the school day,
                                                                                                         defined as the period from midnight before, to 30 minutes after
                                                                                                         the end of the school day.
                       ELEMENTARY LIVE WELLNESS COMMITMENTS                                              Each building shall determine a school-wide plan and do the

                 Live  v Celebrate events involving food not more than one time each month with
                         foods that meet Smart Snack Guidelines
                       v Ensure physical activity is not used for or withheld as punishment
                                                                                                         following:
                                                                                                                  •   Include if/what healthy foods or non-food items/
                                                                                                                      activities will be offered and how physical activity
                       v Provide multiple opportunities for physical activity to meet or exceed the
                                                                                                                      will be promoted.
                                                                                                                  •   Consider that foods/beverages used as rewards for

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                         Healthy Kids Act requirements (30 minutes/day)
                       v Require that students are physically active during the majority of time in
                                                                                                                      students participating in fundraising activities must
                         physical education class
                                                                                                                      meet District Nutritional Guidelines.
                       v Provide a healthy eating environment that encourages competent eating
                                                                                                                  •   The sale of competitive foods, including foods of
                                                                                                                      minimal nutritional value, may not occur one-half
                       v Discontinue using food/food coupons as rewards or incentives                                 hour prior to, during, or one-half hour after the meal
                       v Ensure all foods, beverages and food/beverage marketing (including snacks                    shifts of food service programs unless permission has
                         and fundraisers) available from midnight to 30 minutes after the end of the                  been granted by the Manager of Food and Nutrition
                         school day meet Smart Snack Guidelines                                                       Department. (Board Regulation 902.2)
                        For more information, contact Stephanie Neff, Health and Wellness Supervisor              •   This procedure will be communicated to parents/
                                  at 319-558-4786 or your building wellness representative:     - 27 -                students/staff through student handbooks annually.
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