TABLE OF CONTENTS
BLT ...................................................... 5
Promotion and Retention ...................... 5
Report Cards ........................................ 5
Moving ................................................. 6
Textbooks ............................................. 6
Volunteers ............................................ 7
Criminal History Check ......................... 7
Testing ................................................. 7
School Hours ........................................ 8
Transportation ...................................... 8
Attendance ........................................... 9
Absences .............................................. 9
Truancy Laws ....................................... 10
School Closing ...................................... 10
Excused and Unexcused Board Policy ... 11
Late Starting and Early Entry Into School ... 12
Checking a Child Out of School Early .... 12
Visiting the School ................................ 13
School Security ..................................... 13
Dress Code ........................................... 13
Behavior ............................................... 15
Telephone Use ...................................... 15
Grading Procedures .............................. 16
Late Work Policy ................................... 16
Fund Raisers ........................................ 17
Foods of Minimal Nutritional Value ....... 17
Breakfast and Lunch ............................ 17
Special Days ......................................... 18
Lost and Found .................................... 18
Cell Phones........................................... 18
Emergencies ......................................... 19
Guidance Counselor ............................. 19
Discipline System ................................. 19
Parties .................................................. 20
Pest Management .............................. 21
Special Needs .........................................22
LISD Student Health Services Parent
Information ........................................ 23
COYOTE RIDGE ELEMENTARY
Carrollton, TX 75010
COLORS: Royal Blue, Silver and Black
8:15 – 9:00 third grade
9:10 – 9:55 fourth grade
10:05 – 10:50 third grade
12:10 - 12:55 kindergarten
1:05 – 1:50 first grade
2:00 – 2:45 fifth grade
Our curriculum is broadly based on the core proficiencies as defined in the
Texas Essentials Knowledge and Skills. We believe that curriculum must be
delivered in such a manner that children participate actively during the
learning process and that the delivery be interesting, challenging and relative
to today’s and tomorrow’s world. We use a wide variety of instructional
techniques including discovery, cooperative group, and integrated subjects
etc., to encourage active student participation as well as retention and
understanding of the curriculum. Classroom visits to observe instruction in
progress with your child are encouraged and should be scheduled through the
individual teacher and principal.
Every student that attends our school is unique and brings with them their
own learning styles and strengths. We ensure that each student’s needs are
addressed in an individual manner and demonstrated through the teaching
strategies and practices used on our campus. The faculty and staff are
available to answer questions and provide you with information that may help
your child during their conference period. Please call to schedule a conference
with the teacher or faculty member.
BUILDING LEADERSHIP TEAM
Our BLT is comprised of staff, parents, and community members all having a
great deal of interest in our school. The team’s purpose is to help make
decisions on broad areas of the operation of the school. The principal serves as
the chair of this team. The BLT meets throughout the school year.
PROMOTION AND RETENTON
A student may be promoted only on the basis of academic achievement or
demonstrated proficiency of the subject matter of the course or grade level.
Please be aware that a student’s satisfactory performance on TAKS
examinations will be required for promotion. This requirement will be effective
for the following students:
Fifth graders must pass the reading and math
portions of the TAKS test.
Students who do not perform satisfactorily will have the opportunity to take
the test a second or possibly a third time.
REPORT CARDS, PROGRESS REPORTS AND CONFERENCES
Written reports of your child’s grades, absences and tardies are issued to you
at least once every six weeks. Grades may be viewed online at lisd.net at the
online grade access link.
The report card is to be kept at home. The report card cover is to be signed and
returned to school promptly.
Report cards are issued to the students on Friday, following the close of each
six weeks period. They should be signed by the parent and returned to the
homeroom teacher on Monday. Report cards will be printed from the
computerized grade book. Progress reports will be sent home three weeks prior
to the end of each six weeks grading period and/or at any time deemed
necessary by the teacher.
IF YOU ARE MOVING DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR…..
If your child is currently enrolled at Coyote Ridge and you move to a different
residence during the school year, it is your responsibility to notify the school
office of this move and provide us with Proof of Residence in the form of a lease
or contract, then followed by a gas, water or electric utility bill within 60 days
after your move.
1. If you move to a residence that is still within the Coyote Ridge zone, all
we need is proof of residence.
2. If you move out of Coyote Ridge zone but are still within the LISD zone, you
will need to provide a proof of residence. You will be allowed to stay at Coyote
Ridge for the rest of the school year after getting approval from Student
Services for an in-district transfer.
3. If you move out of the LISD zone, your child will be allowed to stay for the
rest of the semester after getting approval from Student Services.
Please contact the school office and they will let you know where Student
Services is located Please refer to Texas Penal Code 37.10 regarding
penalties for giving false information.
Students will be issued one set of textbooks per year. The student, parent or
guardian is responsible for the proper use and care of textbooks. They will
maintain book covers on all textbooks. They are responsible for stolen, lost, or
damaged textbooks and are required to pay the school for any replacements or
Texas Education Code 31.104(d): Each student, or the student’s parent or guardian, is
responsible for each textbook not returned by the student. A student who fails to return all
textbooks forfeit the right to free textbooks until each textbook previously issued but not
returned is paid for by the student, parent, or guardian.
A letter to parents is enclosed at the end of this handbook and should be
signed and returned to the classroom teacher.
We encourage our parents to participate in our volunteer opportunities.
Volunteers are required to sign in with the office and obtain a visitors badge to
be worn throughout the time you are volunteering.
Liability issues restrict us from allowing non-school age children to accompany
their parent volunteers in the workroom or for meetings, unless they are small
enough to stay in a stroller or baby carrier. Please make arrangements for your
little ones, if you plan to work at the school.
CRIMINAL HISTORY CHECKS
In keeping with LISD policy all volunteers and chaperones having contact with
children must complete a Criminal History Check before working with or near
students. These forms are to be completed online at www.lisd.net. The
approval process takes approximately 4 weeks, so please plan accordingly.
In addition to routine testing and other measures of achievement, students at
certain grade levels will take state assessment tests in the following subjects:
reading and mathematics each year in grades 3 – 9, writing in grades 4 and 7,
science in grades 5 and 8, social studies in grade 8.
The Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) Test, based on skills
that are necessary in life, is a required test administered throughout the state
of Texas and is a vehicle for examining annual progress in student and
campus performance. The test is an assessment based upon the state
mandated curriculum known as the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills
(TEKS). The TEKS comprise the goals and objectives developmentally
appropriate for each grade level and the skills that should be mastered at each
Instruction based on the TEKS begins in Kindergarten, progresses through
High School, and includes all subject areas. TAKS is not taught since it is
based on skills that are used throughout one’s educational career and into
life/work; however, practice on appropriate skills may be completed in the
TAKS format so students are familiar and comfortable with the structure and
wording of the test.
Test results will be reported to students and parents; parents may review any
assessment test that has been given to their child.
Certain students – some with disabilities and some with limited English
proficiency – may be eligible for exemptions, accommodations, or deferred
testing. For more information, see the principal, counselor, diagnostician, or
special education director.
School is in session from 8:00 A.M. until 3:00 P.M. for kindergarten through
fifth grades. No student should arrive prior to 7:30 A.M. and all students must
be picked up by 3:00 P.M. School personnel are not available to supervise
students arriving prior to 7:30 A.M. or after 3:00 P.M. With the safety and
welfare of your children as a top priority, there are no exceptions to these
Pre-K is half day, either 7:45AM – 11:00AM OR 12:00PM – 3:00PM. Children
cannot be dropped off prior to 12:00PM.
Bus transportation may be provided for your child living in the Coyote Ridge
Elementary School Zone. Please inquire in the school office. We encourage all
of our parents to take advantage of this service, if provided to your
neighborhood. We understand that emergencies happen during the course of
the day and you may need to change the way your child goes home (daycare,
school bus or car rider). The office will be happy to get your message to your
child. However – on a normal daily basis, we strongly encourage you to
communicate your transportation arrangements with your child before leaving
for school. Our goal is to minimize the amount of interruptions to the
classroom as possible. If your child, especially kindergarten and first graders,
tells their teacher they are going home other than the way previously
communicated to the teacher, a note from the parent must presented. We
cannot take the word of a kindergartener of first grader.
Students who misbehave on the school bus will be subject to discipline.
This may include losing the privilege of riding the bus for a specified
amount of days.
Our state law requires that students be in attendance for at least 90% of the
180 days during the year in order to receive credit for that class.
Approximately 18 days of excused and unexcused absences could require
your child to repeat the current grade level. Attendance committees will
hear petitions for class credit from students with fewer than 90% attendance.
If your child is well, they should, by all means, be in school.
When your child is absent, please call the school attendance voice mail at
972-350-4300 and state the child’s name, teacher’s name and reason for
absence. Letting the school know this information is the responsibility of the
parent. However, as appropriate, and as time allows, calls will be made from
the office to check on the student if you have not called the school. Without
a phone call or written note of explanation for an absence, the
absence will be considered unexcused.
Written requests for religious holy day absences must be received in the
office prior to the absence.
Excused absences include those caused by illness or a death in the family.
Any other absences, including those caused by family
vacations, will be unexcused. If you are not sure whether an absence is
excused or unexcused, please write a note to the Principal prior to making
your plans. Unexcused absences due to family trips/vacations will fall under
the Truancy Laws. Please see Excused and Unexcused Absences Policy on page
10 of this book.
Truancy Laws, as set forth by the Texas Legislature, state that
it is an offense for a student to have ten or more unexcused
absences or tardies, within a six-month period in the same
school year, or three unexcused absences or tardies within a
four week period. Early pick ups that are not doctor
appointments would fall under this category.
The school day begins at 8:00 A.M. Students are expected to be in the
classroom at 8:00 A.M. While it is understandable that children at the
elementary level are most often not responsible for being tardy to school, being
tardy is not acceptable. As a result, the following consequences will be
At the 4th tardy, parents will receive a warning letter from the school.
After that, state and district procedures will be followed.
SCHOOL CLOSING AND LATE STARTING
The decision to close school based on inclement weather will be made by
6:30 A.M. School closing decisions are reported to the major television and
radio networks. THE SCHOOL PHONE IS NOT ANSWERED UNTIL 7:30 A.M. IF
CLOSINGS ARE NOT STATED ON ANY OF THE MAJOR TELEVISION OR
RADIO CHANNELS, STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO BE IN SCHOOL.
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Anytime there is an unexcused absence and
grades are taken on that day, each graded item
will result in a zero (0). Schoolwork can be
distributed for the student to maintain
academically. Therefore, it is extremely
important that you call the attendance clerk or
send a written explanation of the reason for
Please refer to lisd.net School Board Policy.
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During inclement weather elementary schools may begin at 9:30 A.M. The
decision for closing or a late start will be made by 6:30 A.M. For a late start,
A.M. buses will run 11/2 hours later than normal.
EARLY ENTRY INTO SCHOOL
Supervision of students begins at 7:30 A.M. Students are expected to follow all
school rules when entering the building. Each student will enter quietly and
remain seated until such time that he/she is dismissed to go to the classroom.
Your child may eat breakfast in the cafeteria between 7:30 A.M. and 7:45 A.M.
When they finish breakfast, they are to go to the gym to sit with their
classmates. If you do not wish for your child to eat breakfast at the school,
he/she will proceed to the gym to wait with his/her classmates. When the
7:50 A.M. bell rings, they are dismissed to their classrooms. For students who
find it difficult to cooperate and follow expected rules, parents will be
contacted and will be responsible for making other arrangements.
Students may not enter the school prior to 7:30 A.M.
CHECKING OUT A CHILD EARLY DURING THE SCHOOL DAY
Students are not allowed to go home early by themselves. All students leaving
school before the end of the school day must be signed out in the office by the
responsible adult (adult named on enrollment card). If a student needs to be
taken out of class prior to the end of school, the office will contact his/her
room while the parent signs the student out on the appropriate form in the
office. Children may not be checked out early after a field trip, party or
any event sponsored by the school. Students must finish the entire
IN ORDER TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL STUDENTS AT COYOTE RIDGE
ELEMENTARY ARE SAFE, PLEASE HAVE APPROPRIATE IDENTIFICATION
(PICTURE ID) AVAILABLE UPON ENTERING THE BUILDING.
Adults not designated on the enrollment card for picking up child(ren), will
need a written statement signed by the parent(s) before the child(ren) will be
released to their care. A driver’s license will be required. Office personnel will
call the parent if there is any doubt. If you (the parent) are going to be out of
town, prior to leaving, please make the office and teacher(s) aware of this along
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with the name and appropriate information concerning the person(s)
responsible for your child(ren).
VISITING THE SCHOOL
For the safety of those within the school and to avoid disruption of
instructional time, all visitors must first sign in at the office. ALL VISITORS
ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A VISITOR’S IDENTIFICATION BADGE, WHICH IS
OBTAINED, THROUGH THE OFFICE. PLEASE REPORT YOUR DESTINATION
TO THE OFFICE STAFF. BE PREPARED TO SHOW DRIVER’S LICENSE
WHEN ENTERING THE BUILDING.
VISITORS AND SCHOOL SECURITY
You are welcome to come have lunch with your child(ren) on Mondays and
Fridays. After signing in and obtaining a visitors badge, you may wait for your
child’s class in the waiting area by the office. When your child’s class enters
the cafeteria, you may join them. For security reasons, visitors should stay in
the area for which they have signed in to visit. Please be respectful of our
determination, if it is inappropriate to go to certain destinations at various
times. It is our goal to ensure a successful learning environment for all
students and this is best achieved with minimal interruptions to the academic
Visitors are not allowed on the playground at any time or under
For the safety of the students and staff, the school doors leading in and out of
the building will be locked from 8:00 A.M. until 2:50 P.M., with the exception
of the front doors by the office.
Since visitors may serve as role models to students, all visitors must adhere to
the highest standards of courtesy and conduct.
DISTRICT DRESS CODE
Each student is expected to meet District or campus standards of grooming
and dress. The District’s dress code is established to teach grooming and
hygiene, prevent disruption, and minimize safety hazards. Students and
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parents may determine a student’s personal dress and grooming standards,
provided that they comply with the following:
GIRL’S ACCEPTABLE: shorts/skirts/dresses which come to tips of
fingers with arms held straight (about mid-thigh or longer), spaghetti
straps with a T-shirt under or a shirt/jacket over, hair
styles that do not create a distraction;
GIRL’S NOT ACCEPTABLE: “biker” shorts or tops, halter tops, spaghetti
straps, midriffs, shirts that have lettering or designs which insinuate
vulgarity, profanity, alcoholic beverages or drugs, shoes that are not
secure to the feet such as shower/swim wear type shoes;
BOYS ACCEPTABLE: jeans/shorts which fit at the waist and come to
about mid-thigh or longer, T-shirts or shirts with a sleeve, hair styles
that do not create a distraction;
BOYS NOT ACCEPTABLE: loose jeans/shorts that hang or are positioned
below the waist, “biker” shorts or tops, tank tops, open mesh shirts,
shirts that have lettering or designs which insinuate vulgarity, profanity,
alcoholic beverages or drugs, shoes that are not secure to the feet such
as shower/swim wear type shoes.
Students who wear items which interfere with the educational process or
which do not adhere to the guidelines stated above may be required to change
clothes or may be sent home if the problem persists. For further clarification
refer to School Board Policy [FNCA Local], www.lisd.net.
Sneakers are required for Physical Education (PE); Students without sneakers
will not be allowed to participate. Due to the additional minutes of exercise
required throughout the week, the most acceptable shoes worn at school
would be sneakers/tennis shoes, since students will be required to
walk/exercise a minimum of 15 minutes each day.
Colored hair, which presents a distraction to the learning environment, is not
acceptable at school. Hats/sweatbands/bandannas may not be worn in
classrooms or the building except for special days.
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Groups of students are to be escorted by teachers and should move quietly
through the halls.
Children ARE NOT to bring toys to school unless the toy is specifically
requested for a particular project. Radios, tape recorders, CDs, electronic
games, etc. do not belong at school. Often these items will be lost or stolen.
Any toys brought to school without teacher permission will be housed in the
office until the parent(s) can come for them.
Students involved in throwing of things such as rocks, dirt, etc., are sent
directly to the principal.
Students will respect the property of others, including school property. School
buildings are public property. Destroying or defacing public property is a
violation of the law. Any student who shall deface the property of the Lewisville
Public Schools shall be liable as provided by state law for such offenses.
USE OF TELEPHONES
Visitors are prohibited from using cell phones on campus.
The use of the telephone by students for outgoing calls is restricted to
EMERGENCIES ONLY. Paging devices, cellular telephones/radios, or other
telecommunications devices may not be used during the school day, while on
school grounds or on the school bus. Students who violate this policy will have
the device confiscated. There will be a $15 charge to the parent to get the
phone back. Persistent noncompliance will result in the device not being
returned until the end of the semester. After-school plans of a social nature
should be made prior to the school day. Students will be called from class to
receive telephone calls only in case of an emergency and after principal
approval. The office staff will not leave the office to deliver a message unless it
is a verifiable emergency. Other messages will be placed in the teachers’ box
for pickup at their convenience, which could be after 3:00 P.M.
NO PARTY INVITATIONS MAY BE HANDED OUT DURING THE COURSE OF
THE SCHOOL DAY.
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There will be a minimum of six grades in the teacher’s computerized grade
book each six weeks grading period for each subject to support the average
placed on the student’s report cards. Each grade in the grade book will be
documented/labeled with the source, date grade was taken and coded with the
TEKS number if the grade is documenting TEKS mastery. To be promoted from
one grade level to the next a student in grades one through five shall attain for
the year an overall average of “70” or above in both Language Arts and
In grades one through five, numerical grades will be given in the subjects of
Integrated English language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science and Health.
Letter grades (E= Meets standards of exceptional quality, S= Meets standards
of expected quality, N= Standards not yet attained), will be given in the
subjects of Music, Art and Physical Education.
LATE WORK POLICY
It is our expectation that students will be responsible for assignments and
have them in their possession at the start of the school day. Late assignments
brought to the office by parents will be delivered to the teachers’ mailbox for
pickup after school. Students will not be allowed to call home for missing
assignments. Reductions in grades will occur for late assignments. Grades 1 st
through 5th: 10 points will be deducted for late work each day (including the
day the work is assigned) for 3 days with a zero given after the 3 rd day.
Late assignments brought to the office by parents will be delivered to
the teacher’s mailbox for pickup after school. Students will not be
allowed to call home for missing assignments.
RETURNING TO THE CLASSROOM AFTER 3:00 P.M. TO RETRIEVE ITEMS,
SUCH AS TEXTBOOKS, FOLDERS HOMEWORK ETC………
In an effort to teach our children responsibility, we do not allow anyone to
reenter the building AFTER 3:00 P.M. to retrieve forgotten materials, such
as folders, books, homework etc. (Many of our teachers have after school
commitments and are not in their classrooms to supervise visitors). These items
need to be packed up in the student’s backpack prior to leaving for the day.
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There are a variety of fund-raisers throughout the year. The purpose of any
fund-raiser is to provide for the classrooms and student use items, which the
regular school budget is unable to afford. We appreciate your patience and
participation in any way whether it is the major fund- raisers, photo
opportunities, or sponsoring charitable organizations. Please remember that all
requests for funds are strictly voluntary.
FOODS OF MINIMAL NUTRITIONAL VALUE
Based on the Texas Public School Nutrition Policy from the Texas Department
of Agriculture, all LISD schools will follow the guidelines set forth for Foods of
Minimal Nutritional Value. “Elementary school campuses may not serve or
provide access for students to FMNV and all other forms of candy at any
time anywhere on school premises until the end of the last scheduled
class. Such foods and beverages may not be sold or given away to
students on school premises by school administrators or staff, students
or student groups, parents or parent groups, or any other person,
company or organization.”
Exceptions to the rule of FMNV will be three allowed party days, which will be
December, February, May and a nutritious snack provided by the school food
service, the teacher, or parents at no cost to the students for either a child’s
birthday, daily snack or TAKS test days. Parents may provide whatever a child
wants for their personal lunch; however, the food may not be given to any
other child. For more information on the policy go to www.squaremeals.org.
Any food items brought to school for your child’s birthday (or any other
celebration) such as cupcakes, cookies and cakes, must be purchased at
the store. We cannot distribute home made items to the children. If in
doubt about bringing food to school, please call the office or work with your
child’s teacher. Foods that are not appropriate in following the FMNV policy
will be sent home, which will cause disappointment for the child.
Breakfast will be served from 7:30A.M. until 7:50 A.M. Please have students
arrive at school in sufficient time to eat breakfast before 8:00 A.M. Students
will be dismissed to their respective classrooms, when the 7:50 A.M. bell rings.
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Student lunch cards may be purchased through the cafeteria. Please make
check payable to Coyote Ridge Elementary Child Nutrition. The cafeteria will
not loan money. Out of consideration for all students at Coyote Ridge, parents
may only eat with their own child at the PARENTS table. Children are NOT
allowed to select friends to join them for this treat. Adults are not permitted to
charge meals or individual items. If a student’s cafeteria account is delinquent,
the student will be served a cheese sandwich as per LISD policy. The Child
Nutrition lunch menus are sent home each semester. Students may also bring
their lunch from home. Your child should have their lunch with them when
they arrive for the school day. The office does not mind delivering an occasional
forgotten lunch to a student; however this is one area in which we like to teach
the children responsibility. We ask for your support in our efforts.
At different times during the school year, special days (T-shirt, Crazy Hair Day,
etc.) will be held. The students will be advised of these days during the
morning announcements. These special days are usually held on a Friday.
LOST AND FOUND
Children should be encouraged to be responsible for articles of clothing and
personal belongings. Please place name tags on all articles of clothing and
supplies. Lost and found items are placed in a box in the hallway outside the
health room. Each six weeks, unclaimed items will be donated to a charitable
organization. The school is not responsible for lost items.
Cellular telephones/radios, paging devices or other telecommunications
devices are prohibited during the school day. If a student is observed using a
device during the school day that is prohibited by Board Policy (FNCE Local),
the device will be confiscated by administration. The device shall be
returned to the student’s parent at the end of the school day after
payment of a $15 administrative fee is paid.
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The students at Coyote Ridge Elementary will be drilled for fire, tornado,
security and other emergencies. Coyote Ridge has developed a crisis/safety
plan, which is quite thorough and consistent with Public Safety Officials and
LISD guidelines to provide protection for our children. Every teacher cares
passionately about the health and safety of your children. We ask all parents
to trust and to work with us as we maintain a secure learning environment for
our most valuable possessions – the children.
ELEMENTARY GUIDANCE COUNSELING
The Lewisville Independent School District’s guidance curriculum component
provides a means for helping students learn skills that the State Board of
Education has identified as priority needs of students. Through the guidance
curriculum activities, students develop: self-esteem, motivation to achieve,
decision-making skills, goal setting and planning skills, problem solving skills,
interpersonal effectiveness, communication skills, cross-cultural effectiveness
and responsible behavior. These lessons are taught through classroom
presentations, small group interactions, and to individuals. The counselor, as
a member of the instructional team, is a vital resource to students, teachers,
administrators and parents in helping to build the skills needed to meet the
dynamic forces of our society. The Lewisville Comprehensive Guidance
Program is an integral part of each school’s total educational program. The
basic goal of school guidance is to enhance the student’s educational
The LISD Discipline Policy, called the “Code of Conduct”. LISD policy is strictly
followed. In the “Code of Conduct” booklet, you will find an
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT page. This page is intended for you and your child to
read. The District requests that you as a parent and your child sign the
statement about the “Code of Conduct” and return the statement to school. A
copy of this “ACKNOWLEDGEMENT” page will be sent home for you to
sign and return. It is also available online. Your cooperation in doing so is
The discipline at Coyote Ridge is based on Jim Fay’s Teaching with Love and
Logic. Love and Logic will be at the center of student interactions by
administrators and teachers. Love and Logic techniques put the teacher in
control of the classroom. This process results in students who are internalized
in their discipline rather than dependent upon external controls. Love and
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Logic raises the level of student responsibility and teaches students to think
for themselves. We will prepare students to function efficiently in a world filled
with temptations, decisions, and consequences. Our teachers are asked to
assist the child who breaks a rule in becoming knowledgeable about making
correct behavioral choices.
Occasional use of group separation, recess removal, office removal, etc., will be
utilized on a case-by-case basis. Each teacher will develop a list of rules for
their class that will be sent home during the first week of school. In addition,
administrators will issue discipline fairly and consistently for more serious
Some rules that are in place for the entire student population at Coyote Ridge
include: Guns (real or toys), ammunition, knives or other weapons are not
permitted at school. Hats will not be worn inside the school building (unless on
a designated spirit day). Chewing gum is not allowed in the school building or
the playground at any time.
Coyote Ridge school rules pertaining to non-classroom areas are as follows:
1. Keep hands and feet to yourself.
2. Respect the rights of people and property.
3. Play safely on the playground.
4. Coyote Ridge Elementary is in instructional location therefore all
school classrooms and common areas are considered LIBRARY
ZONES. In a LIBRARY ZONE students will be quiet to respect the
learning that is occurring in adjacent classrooms.
5. Students are expected to walk anytime they are in the building.
While the school observes many special days and classes may frequently have
“refreshments” for student birthdays, etc., there are three actual parties
allowed at school. These three parties are observed for December, February
and the end of the school year. No other “parties” may be held without the
consent of the teacher and the building principal.
INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT
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The LISD is required by the Texas Structural Pest Control Board and the Texas Department of
Health to notify you of the following:
1. The LISD periodically applies pesticides indoors at our school.
2. Information on the application of the pesticides is available upon request from the
3. Notices are posted at least 48 hours in advance of any pesticide treatment.
4. Pesticides are applied so that a minimum of 12 hours elapses between the
application and the time students return to the school.
STATEMENT OF ASSURANCE
In keeping with the guidelines of Title VI, Section 001, Civil Rights Act
of 1964, Title IX, Section 901, Education Amendments of 1972 and
Section 504 of the rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Lewisville ISD assures
that no person in this district shall, on the basis of race, color, national
origin, age, sex or handicap be excluded from the participation in, be
denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any
program or activity.
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Options and Requirements
For Providing Assistance to Students Who Have Learning Difficulties or
Who Need or May Need Special Education
If a child is experiencing learning difficulties, the parent may contact the
school diagnostician to learn about the district’s overall general education
referral or screening system for support services. This system links students to
a variety of support options, including referral for a special education
evaluation. Students having difficulty in the regular classroom should be
considered for tutorial, compensatory, and the other support services that are
available to all students.
At any time, a parent is entitled to request an evaluation for special education
services. Within a reasonable amount of time, the district must decide if the
evaluation is needed. If evaluation is needed, the parent will be notified and
asked to provide consent for the evaluation. The district must complete the
evaluation and the report within 60 calendar days of the date of the district
receives the written consent. The district must give a copy of the report to the
If the district determines that the evaluation is not needed, the district will
provide the parent with a written notice that explains why the child will not be
evaluated. This written notice will include a statement that informs the parent
of their rights if they disagree with the district. Additionally, the notice must
inform the parent how to obtain a copy of the Notice of Procedural Safeguards
– Rights of Parents of Students with Disabilities.
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HEALTHROOM PROCEDURES FROM THE NURSE:
Over-the-counter medications will require a prescription from a
legal prescriber after (5) days.
The Physicians’ Desk Reference will be used as the guideline for
administration of meds.
SCHOOL EMPLOYEE WILL:
Give the med or treatment at the least disruptive time as close to
prescribed schedule as possible.
Not administer a drug or treatment of contraindicated or without
appropriate information and permission.
DRUGS OR TREATMENT NOT ADMINISTERED:
Vitamin, mineral or other nutritional supplements.
Experimental medications or treatment.
Doses greater than recommended or recognized limits.
Remedies with unknown contents and/or benefit.
Homeopathic, naturopathic or herbal remedies.
Medications or treatments prescribed for another person.
CURRENT EMERGENCY NUMBERS ARE ESSENTIAL!
If your student has an injury or significant illness, your personal
telephone numbers are necessary.
In the absence of a registered nurse, school personnel will provide
Emergency Medical Services will be called when indicated.
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LISD is not responsible for medical, dental or emergency care.
School personnel do not provide transportation.
School nurse must approve any exceptions to requirements.
Physician, prior school or health department records are acceptable
Texas state law requires current and age appropriate immunization for:
diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, polio, measles, rubella, mumps,
haemophilus, Hepatitis B and varivax.
Tuberculosis testing is required for students entering from a foreign
ATTENDANCE IS NOT PERMITTED WHEN:
The severity of the illness contraindicates attendance.
There are signs of a communicable disease.
The presence of vomiting, diarrhea or rashes.
Temperature 100.4 degrees FARENHEIT or greater.
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LISD STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES PARENT
The school nurse has a variety of responsibilities including direct care of the ill
or injured, communicable disease control, and providing a broad range of
appraisal, educational and health counseling services. Registered nurses
provide or supervise routine and special services.
HEALTH APPRAISAL AND SCREENING
Vision and hearing screening is routine for new students and grades Pre-K, K,
1, 3, and 5 and by referral. Screening for spinal, acanthosis nigricans,
respiratory, blood pressure, weight, dental, skin, scalp, eye and ear, growth,
neurological problems may also occur.
MEDICATIONS, THERAPIES AND PROCEDURES: Minimum
Parent/Guardian must provide at all times:
A written request including student’s name, name of medicine,
date, dosage and signature.
Permission for nurse and legal prescriber to consult as needed.
All medications, treatments and therapies must be current, in original
container and labeled with student’s name and make of medication.
Must be approved by and consistent with
Must be prescribed for or necessary for administration during
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PLEASE SIGN AND RETURN TO
YOUR CLASSROOM TEACHER
I have read and understand the contents of the handbook.
My child will adhere to the procedures and guidelines as
outlined in this information.
Student’s Name Date
Parent’s Name Date
A letter to sign and return is available on line.
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At the beginning of each school year, students have the privilege of being
issued state-adopted textbooks for academic use throughout the school
year. At the end of the school year, students must return the textbooks.
Students who have lost textbooks must pay for them in full. A fine for
any damages must also be paid.
Damages include but are not limited to: torn, soiled, pages that have been
written on, writing on the outer edge of book pages or damage to outer
The Texas Education Code 31.104 specifies: The student, parent, or
guardian will be responsible for the proper use and care of textbooks.
They are responsible for stolen, lost, or damaged textbooks and are
required to pay the school for any replacements or fines.
If these obligations are not taken care of on or before the last day of
school, your child’s report card will be held in the office.
Also, any student who fails to take care of textbook obligations, forfeits
the right to free textbooks the following school year. This includes
students moving on to the middle school.
Thank you for your attention to this matter. Should you have any
questions, please feel free to call the school.
A COPY OF THIS LETTER MAY BE FOUND ONLINE TO PRINT AND SIGN.
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