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									                     Dayton Elementary School
                     Parent/Student Handbook

                                 Table of Contents
                MISSION STATEMENT…. .......................................................                 2
                CALENDAR.. ..............................................................................   3
                SCHEDULE… .............................................................................     5
                STAFF ASSIGNMENTS… ........................................................                 6
                ACADEMIC STANDARDS… ...................................................                     7
                ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE…..............................................                        8
                GENERAL INFORMATION… ..................................................                     9
                HEALTH AND SAFETY… ........................................................                 18
                BULLYING AND HARASSMENT… .......................................                            18
                CONDUCT AND DISCIPLINE ..................................................                   21
                WEAPONS/DRUGS/ALCOHOL… ...........................................                          22
                PARENT INVOLVEMENT PLAN… ........................................                           23
                DISCIPLINE PLAN ....................................................................        26
                APPENDICES .............................................................................    26

                                                                                             We are committed to:
Parents are a vital part of the educational process and
are encouraged to:                                                                         Safe Environment
                                                                                           High Expectations—
 ask questions                                                                                   Behavior & Academic

 serve on committees                                                                      Academic Excellence
 schedule classroom visitations                                                           Respect for Adults &
 volunteer
 express suggestions and concerns                                                         Personal Excellence
                                                 Dayton Elementary School

                                  Empowering Students to Achieve Personal Excellence

Dear Students and Parents,

WELCOME to our Dayton Elementary School (DES) family and the new school year. Please take the time to read over the
handbook with your child(ren).

Dayton Elementary School’s staff is caring and dedicated. We expect to work hard to provide a SHARP learning experience for your
children. SHARP stands for:   Safe Environment; High Expectations (Behavior & Academics); Active Learners/Academic
Excellence; Respect for Adults & Children; and Personal Excellence. We work as partners in a collaborative effort to achieve
mutual goals, so that our children succeed!

As a Title I Schoolwide elementary, we focus on academics, coordinated schedules, communication, and “Just Doing the Right
Thing!” Information on these can be found in greater detail on our WEB site.

State standards (soon the Common Core Standards) are our guiding principles to help students achieve personal excellence.
These standards and helpful information can be found on the following web site: .

        We at Dayton Elementary are committed to you and your children. Please first contact the teacher if you have questions or
         concerns about your child’s academic and/or behavioral issue. If you then need to talk to me, contact the office.

I am looking forward to working with all of you this school year.


Katie Leid, Principal

                                Dayton School District No. 2          Dayton Elementary School

                                                          District Mission

 The mission of the Dayton School District is to promote academic excellence, active citizenship, and provide all students with
                                 the opportunity to become productive members of society.

We believe and commit to:
    accepting the challenge of helping all learners to succeed
    viewing children and youth as human beings first, students second
    learning and implementing a broad range of instructional methods and curricular materials
    discarding what does not work or is no longer relevant
    using meaningful and comprehensive data to make decisions
    creating a sustaining culture of continued self-examination
    respecting parents, family, and community members as partners in education of children
    creating opportunities for broad-based staff involvement in decision making
    establishing a shared vision of education within the school
    supporting all staff members and holding them accountable to the Schoolwide Plan
    assisting adults who are threatened or challenged by changes occurring in our school

                                                      Dayton School District No. 2
                                                      Dayton Elementary School

Superintendent Doug Johnson                     382-2543                      Phone:               Administration             382-2543
                                                                                                   Administration Fax         382-2081
Business Mgr. Paula Moisio                      382-2543                                           Middle/High School         382-4775
                                                                                                   Elementary                 382-2507
Principal Andy Maheras,                                                                            Ag Shop                    382-2757
Middle & High School                            382-4775                                           Bus Garage                 382-2292
                                                                                                   Kitchen                    382-4158
Principal Katie Leid, Elementary,
Middle School Activities, and                                                 PTSO Officers                  Ashley Kilts, President
Assessment Coordinator                          382-2507                                                     Kim Boggs, Treasurer
Board of Directors:       Steve Martin, Chair
                          Marchand Hovrud                                     TITLE IX:            Andy Maheras, District Officer
                          Dave Bailey                                                              504: Katie Leid, District Officer
                          Tamara Fritze                                                            Public Records: Paula Moisio
                          Joe Huether                                                              Assessments: Katie Leid

                                                         2012-13 CALENDAR
                                    (please refer to the magnetic calendar or online full calendar for details):
                                      School Board Meetings, 1st & 3rd Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.
             August                                                        January
             16 K-12 Registration 11 – 7 p.m.                              3 School Begins
             27 First Teacher Day & K-6 Open House/Dinner,                 9 2:00 Dismissal, Staff Meetings
             5:30 p.m.
             28 School Begins                                              21 No School, Martin Luther King Day
                                                                           23 New Semester Begins
             September                                                     2:00 Dismissal, Staff Meetings
             3 No School, Labor Day                                        30 2:00 Dismissal, Staff Meetings
             5 2:00 Dismissal, Staff Meetings
             7 No School, Col. Co. Fair                                    February
             12 2:00 Dismissal, Staff Meetings                             6 2:00 Dismissal, Staff Meetings
             18 Individual Picture Day                                     13 2:00 Dismissal, Staff Meetings
             19 2:00 Dismissal, Staff Meetings                             18 No School, President’s Day
             26 2:00 Dismissal, Staff Meetings                             27 2:00 Dismissal, Staff Meetings

             October                                                       March
             3 Camp Wooten Magazine/Gift Sale Begins                       1 No School
             3 2:00 Dismissal, Staff Meetings                              6 2:00 Dismissal, Staff Meetings
             10 2:00 Dismissal, Staff Meetings                             12- 14 High School Testing
             17 2:00 Dismissal, Staff Meetings                             20 2:00 Dismissal, Staff Meetings
             24 2:00 Dismissal, Staff Meetings                             27 2:00 Dismissal, Staff Meetings
                                                                           28-29 No School, K-12 Conferences
             1 No School, K-12 Conferences                                 April
             2 No School, K-12 Conferences                                 1-5 No School, Spring Vacation
             5 New Quarter Begins                                          8 New Quarter Begins
             7 2:00 Dismissal, Staff Meetings                              10 2:00 Dismissal, Staff Meetings
             12 No School, Veteran’s Day                                   17 2:00 Dismissal, Staff Meetings
             21-23 No School, Thanksgiving Break                           24 2:00 Dismissal, Staff Meetings

             December                                                      May
              5 2:00 Dismissal, Staff Meetings                             1, 8, 15, 22, 29 2:00 Dismissal, Staff Meetings
             12 2:00 Dismissal, Staff Meetings                             27 No School, Memorial Day
             19 2:00 Dismissal, Staff Meetings                             June
             20- Jan 2 No School, Winter Break                             5 2:00 Dismissal, Staff Meetings
                                                                           11 Last Day of School, 10:30 Dismissal

The District complies with all federal rules and regulations, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin,
gender, or disability. This holds true for all students who are interested in participating in educational programs and/or extracurricular
school activities. Inquiries regarding compliance procedures may be directed to Doug Johnson, Section 504/ADA coordinator, and/or
Andy Maheras, Title IX/RCW 28a640 officer. Both can be reached at the district office at 609 S Second Street, or by calling 382-

                                                     2012-13 Fee Schedule

ASB Cards
Elementary ASB Card- $25.00
Middle & High School ASB Card - $30.00

Sporting Event Fees:
Adult Gate Fee - $6.00
Student & Sr. Citizen Gate Fee - $4.00
Family Pass to sporting events for the year $140.00
Individual Pass to sporting events for the year $65.00
Staff/Volunteer Pass for the year $15.00
Build a Dawg (B.A.D) Pass $25.00 Per Parent/Guardian

High School Sports Fee - $35.00 per season with a $60.00 maximum per household per season
(Seasons will be fall, winter, & spring sports)
Middle School Sports Fee - $15.00 per season ($60.00 max per family per season which would
include families with high school students)

Miscellaneous Fees
High School Annual - $45.00
Wood shop/Ag shop/ Metals – fees dependent on project, minimum $10
Photoshop/Photography Class Fee- fees dependent on project, minimum $10
High School Home Economics Culinary Class - $35.00
Art Class Fee per semester - $10.00

Adult Breakfast - $2.25
Student Breakfast K-6 - $1.50
Student Breakfast 7-12 - $1.50
Reduced Breakfast- .40

Adult Lunch - $3.50
Student Lunch K-6 - $2.00
Student Lunch 7-12 - $2.25
Reduced Lunch K-12 - .40

                               Office Hours 7:50 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

8:00            Playground Supervision Begins
7:45 – 8:10     Breakfast Served

8:10            First Bell
8:15            Tardy Bell, School Begins
9:50-10:05      Recess for Grades 1 & 3
10:05 - 10:20   Recess for Grades 4 & 5
8:10 - 10:50    A.M. Kindergarten Begins and End Dismissal
12:35 – 3:00    P.M. Kindergarten Begins and End Dismissal

11:55           Lunch/Recess for Grades 1 and 2
12:10           Lunch/Recess for Grade 3, 4, 5
12:30           Lunch/Recess for Grade 6
10:34-11:34     5th Grade Band –Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
1:04-2:00       6th Grade Band, M through F
3:00            Dismissal for Grades K-6
3:05            Buses Leave Campus

                 Staff e-mails are formatted

        Teachers are happy to meet with parents and are available after
                             school until 3:30 p.m.
             Call or e-mail teachers to schedule an appointment.

                                     Watch for this “SAFETY” emblem              S
                                       throughout the handbook. It
                                         indicates items which are
                                       especially important to your
                                         child’s health and safety.

                                     Staff Assignments 2012-13

Principal PS-6        Katie Leid                  Elem , Title I, LAP, Highly             Staff Qualifications
                                                  Capable, ECEAP Preschool                We are proud of our teachers and feel
Secretary:            Dallas Dickinson            Student Records, Attendance,
                                                                                          they are ready for the coming school
                                                  Family Access
                                                                                          year and are prepared to give your child
                                                                                          a high-quality education. As a Title I
CLASSROOMS            TEACHERS                    PARAPROS                                school, we must meet federal rules
Preschool:            Chalene Waltner,            Jeannie Lyonnais, Ilene Hall
                      Special Education
                                                                                          related to teacher qualifications. These
                      Paul Ihle, ECEAP            Debbie Maxey, Laraine Holtsclaw         rules allow you to learn more about your
Kindergarten:         Sue Yenney                  Peggy Robanske                          child’s teachers’ training and
Grade 1:              Julie Howard                                                        credentials. We are happy to provide this
                      Susie Payne
Grade 2:              Polla Laib
                                                                                          information to you. At any time, you may
                      Dawn McGhan                                                         ask:
Grade 3:              Sharon Mendel
Grade 4:              Clayton Strong                                                       Whether the teacher met state
Grades 5:             Kristin Ramirez                                                       qualifications and certification
Grade 6:              Brenda Chapman
                                                                                            requirements for the grade level and
                      John Lindsey
                                                                                            subject he/she is teaching,

SPECIALISTS                                               PARAPROS                         Whether the teacher received an
Title I Schoolwide:           Denise Hoon                 Suzi Hubbard, Chris Rhymes,       emergency or conditional certificate
                                                          Debbie Streby, Peggy Robanske
                                                          Roz Edwards
                                                                                            through which state qualifications
Special Education             Dr. Larry Bush                                                were waived, and
Director                      ESD123
Resource Room:                Chalene Waltner             Cindy Gibbons, Jeannie           What undergraduate or graduate
                              Nichol Utke                 Lyonnaise, Christine Mascall,     degrees the teacher holds, including
                              Beth Mertens                Larraine Holtsclaw, Debbie        graduate certificates and additional
                                                          Maxey, Casey Acevedo
Speech/Language               Jeanette Muse                                                 degrees, and major(s) or area(s) of
Physical Education            Kathy Mason                                                   concentration.
Computer Lab                  Mike McGhan
Band/Vocal Music                                                                          You may also ask whether your child
Library Manager:              Roslyn Edwards                                              receives help from a paraprofessional. If
Safety Patrol                 Laraine Holtsclaw                                           your child receives this assistance, we
                                                                                          can provide you with information about
Kitchen:                           Rhonda Hibbs , Becky Kessinger, Terri Schlachter       the paraprofessional’s qualifications.
Lunch Accounting:                  Rhonda Hibbs                                           If you have any questions about your
Nurse:                             Micki LiteralESD 123                                   child’s assignment to a teacher or
                                                                                          paraprofessional, please contact your
Custodians:                        John Hutchens, Supv.
                                   Joe Simmons, Elementary
                                                                                          child’s principal at 382-2507.
PTSO                               Ashley Kilts

     A variety of other tests are used to assess students’ progress:
       K-3 Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS)—a test of fluency
       Gr. 3 Measure of Student Progress (MSP) test in math and reading, MAPs, CBAs
       Gr. 4 MSP, CBAs, MAPs
       Gr. 5 MSP Math, Reading, Science, CBAs, MAPs
       Gr. 6 MSP Math, Reading
       Gr. 3-6 Measurement of Academic Progress (MAP)
       Gr. 1-6 STAR (Reading)

                                      ACADEMIC STANDARDS

Washington State, along with forty two (42) other states, has adopted the Common Core State
Standards (CCSS). Grades K, 1, & 2 are currently using these standards. The remaining grades
will be required to teach the CCSS beginning with the 2014-15 school year. The State Department of
Education has established high academic standards, commonly referred to as benchmarks, which must be
met by 3rd, 4th, 5th,, 6th, 7th, 8th, and 10th graders. Students in these grades will take a rigorous test in the
spring to assess their mastery of these Essential Academic Learning Requirements (EALRs). Because of
the Washington State requirements, students who do not demonstrate grade level skills in these or other
assessments may be required to attend summer school or repeat the grade. Students going into the 5 th
grade who did not meet standards will need to have an individualized learning plan to help them gain the
necessary skills to meet standards on the 7th grade tests.

                             WASHINGTON STATE LEARNING GOALS

All students will demonstrate ability to…
  1. Read with comprehension, write with skill, and communicate effectively and responsibly in a
       variety of ways and settings;
  2. Know and apply the core concepts and principles of mathematics; social, physical, and life
       sciences; civics and history; geography; arts; and health and fitness;
  3. Think analytically, logically, and creatively, and integrate experience and knowledge to form
       reasoned judgments and solve problems;
  4. Understand the importance of work and how performance, effort, and decisions directly affect
       future career and educational opportunities.

                              COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS

(Adopted for grades K-2--2011-12; Adopted for grades 3-12—2013-14—Fully
adopted 2014-15)

English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects:
   1. Key Ideas and Details
   2. Craft and Structure
   3. Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
   4. Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

      1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them
      2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively
      3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others
      4. Model with mathematics
      5. Use appropriate tools strategically
      6. Attend to precision
      7. Look for and make use of structure
      8. Look for and express regularity in repeating reasoning

Conferences: Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences are scheduled in the fall (all students) and spring (as
requested/needed). At these conferences, which may be student led, participants are encouraged to share
concerns. A parent may also schedule additional meetings with a teacher and/or the principal at any time
by appointment.

Reading: All students in grades K-6 will participate in the Accelerated Reader (AR) program. Students
are encouraged to read high quality children’s books at a reading level appropriate for them. They may
then take AR quizzes on those books. Students progress through AR levels and that progress in

    acknowledged at “Celebration” assemblies during the year. Please make time to read to your little ones, or
    to listen to your older children read to you.

Schoolwide Plan: Dayton Elementary is a Title I “Schoolwide” school. A Schoolwide program is a
comprehensive approach to education which combines regular education dollars with Title I and other federal
and state education funds. This allows for coordination of a school’s entire education program to raise the
academic achievement levels of all students in a school. A Parent Involvement Plan (printed in its entirety at
the end of this handbook) is part of the overall program. Parents and community members are encouraged to
participate in planning.

    Special Programs and Activites:
     Accelerated Reader Program
     Breakfast and Lunch Program
     Camp Wooten (Grade 6)
     Classroom Newsletters/Skyward Message Center
     Computer Lab
     Declamation (Speech) Contest
     Developmental and ECEAP Preschools
     Instrumental Music (Grades 5 & 6)
     Vocal music (Grades K-5)
     Intervention Specialist/Counseling Services—off campus
     ESL (Assistance with overcoming language barriers)
     Monthly School Newsletter/Skyward Message Center
     Family Access (Grades, Message Center)
     PTSO (Parent/Teacher/Student Organization)
     Resource Room (Academic assistance for those with learning disabilities)
     Ski Program (Grade 5)
     Speech/Language (Individual and/or group therapy), Special Education
     Special Events (assemblies, performances)
     Theater Opportunity (Missoula Children’s Theatre visit in August)
     Title 1 Schoolwide (Additional academic assistance)
     Musical Productions

                        Character Education Program—
                 “Just Do the Right Thing!” and “Second Steps”

                                      ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE
              Breakfast is served beginning at 7:45 a.m./doors open
              School begins at 8:15 a.m.
              School buses arrive in time for breakfast
              Morning playground supervision is available after 8:00 a.m.
              Columbia County Public Transportation (382-1647) provides a fee-based service
              Children leaving school grounds during school hours need to have parental permission and sign
               out at the office
              Let your child’s teacher know if your child’s usual after-school routine is changing

              Instruct children in the safest route, appropriate behavior, and what to do in an emergency
              Children and adults need to use sidewalks and crosswalks
              Bicycles, skateboards, scooters and other wheeled devices must be walked on school grounds

         Skateboards and scooters must be stored at the student bike rack, in the lobby storage
          box, or in lockers
         Helmets and knee protection are strongly recommended
         Bicycles must be stored in the student bike rack (locks are recommended)
         The blue bicycle rack outside the main entrance is for visitors and staff


           Use caution!
           Use loading/unloading zones
           Make sure your child uses crosswalks and follows directions from Safety Patrol
           Keep handicapped parking and bus zones free for use by those with authorization

                                    GENERAL INFORMATION

      Quick Tips From Teachers                                               Attendance:
                                                                              Contact the office by 8:30
      To be ready to succeed, children need:
                                                                                  a.m. if your child will not
        A good night’s sleep
                                                                                  be in school. WE NEED
        A healthy breakfast and lunch                                            TO      KNOW         THAT
        Clothing and shoes appropriate for the weather and for safe              YOUR CHILD IS SAFE
            play                                                                  WITH         YOU        OR
        A signed planner or Wednesday envelope                                   SOMEONE               YOU
        Reading minutes logged and turned in                                     TRUST.
        Good attendance…and arrival on time                                  To excuse an absence, a
        Parent and teacher communication                                         signed note or an e-mail
                                                                                  is mandatory, per state
                                                                                  law and district policy; a
    completed, signed pre-approval form is required for absences other than those defined below as
   In grades K-6, an absence for more than an hour a day will be counted as a half-day absence
   Schedule medical and other appointments during non-school hours
   Schedule family vacations during school vacations whenever possible
   All sanctions imposed for failure to comply with the attendance policies and procedures shall be
    implemented in conformance with state and district regulations regarding corrective action or
    punishment (RCW 228A.225.010--Compulsory Attendance--and Policy 3120P)
   Pre-Approved Absence Form (see Appendix B) is required to be completed and turned in if you plan
    to have your child out of school for one or more days for a reason other than those listed below as
    qualifying as “excused” absences. Administrators and teachers may choose to deny pre-approval if
    they feel the absence might adversely affect the student’s educational progress; in that case the absence
    would be unexcused.
   According to school district policy, the following are valid excuses for absences and tardiness and do
    not require pre-approval:
    A. Participation in school-approved activity. To be excused, a staff member must authorize the
    student’s absence, and the affected teacher must be notified prior to the absence unless it is clearly
    impossible to do so.
    B. Absence due to illness, health condition, family emergency or religious purposes. When
    possible, the parent is expected to notify the school office on the morning of the absence (by phone or
    e-mail). A parent may request that a student be excused from attending school in observance of a
    religious holiday. In addition, a student, upon the request of his/her parent, may be excused for a

    portion of a school day to participate in religious instruction provided such is not conducted on school
    C. Absence resulting from disciplinary actions or short-term suspension. As required by law,
    students who are removed from a class or classes as a disciplinary measure, or students who have been
    placed on short-term suspension, shall have the right to make up assignments or exams missed during
    the time they were denied entry to the classroom.
   Unexcused Absences
    Failing to submit any type of excuse statement signed by the parent, guardian, or adult student within
    two days of being absent, or failure to pre-approve absences due to reasons other than illness, health
    related conditions, family emergencies, or religious purposes will constitute an unexcused absence.
    This type of absence is also defined as truancy. Five unexcused absences in one month or 10
    unexcused absences per school year will result in a Truancy petition filed with the court as required by
    state law.

   Excused Absences
    If a student has excessive excused absences affecting their educational progress, and if contact and
    meetings with teacher(s) and principal do not result in improvement, a doctor’s excuse may be required
    to further excuse absences. Procedures for unexcused absences will then be followed.

Tardies (Procedure implemented 2012-13 for tardies other than those due to medical appointments)

   Three (3) tardies per semester—15 minutes detention to be served in classroom
   Four (4) or more tardies per semester—30 minutes detention

Bus Conduct
    Students riding a school bus shall obey the driver and any assistant assigned to the bus. Drivers will
    explain expectations. Riding the school bus is a privilege which may be revoked at any time due to
    safety or behavior violations. Bus incidents will be handled by the bus driver and bus supervisor, with
    consultation with the principal.

Child Abuse Reporting:
    State law requires that staff members report matters of suspected child abuse and neglect. Those who
    in good faith report suspected child abuse or neglect shall be immune from criminal and civil liability.
    It is a misdemeanor for a staff member to knowingly fail to report suspected child abuse and/or

    CHAIN OF COMMAND: Misunderstandings are often easily resolved by making contact in the
    following order:
    1. Contact classroom teacher
    2. If resolution is not reached, contact principal
    3. If resolution is not reached, contact superintendent
         Monthly elementary school newsletter
              Sent home with the youngest child (grades K-6) in each family
              Posted on Skyward’s Family Access and sent via e-mail through Message Center
              Posted on web page (

             Web site contain information such as calendars, menus, events information, staff e-mail
              addresses, classroom news, forms, and links to our Schoolwide Plan, Family Access, and AR
              reading lists
             Teachers will periodically send home classroom newsletter

              Family Access: Contact the office for a username and password to access your child’s
               grades, lunch account/attendance information, and Message Center information.

              Contact teachers via e-mail, phone, or stop by. Teachers are generally available after school.

Counseling/Prevention Education:
   Students will be assisted in their learning development through prevention and intervention programs.
   Individual and family counseling services are available through Blue Mountain Counseling.

Dress and Appearance:
    Students dressed inappropriately may be asked to call home for a change of clothing/shoes or will be
    provided with clothing/shoes.

     Clothing or other articles of apparel:
       Should not disrupt, interfere with, or distract from the learning environment
       Should be clean, neat, and weather-appropriate
       Should be within the bounds of decency
       Should not promote gangs, drugs, alcohol or tobacco
       Should not be revealing, vulgar, obscene, sexually suggestive, or contain profanity or the
          suggestion of profanity
       Should not be unsafe, such as dangling chains
       Pajamas and/or slippers are not acceptable school attire

     No hats/caps/bandanas/hoods may be worn in any school district building.
The dress code is not all-inclusive; it addresses only the most common factors. Instances not
specifically addressed will be enforced within the spirit of the dress code, focusing on disruption
of, interference with, or distraction from the learning environment.

      We count on parents to supervise what students wear to school. Administrators
           have the final say on what distracts from the educational process.

Must be knee length or slightly above, in a way that decency is promoted.
Skirts may be slightly shorter if they are worn over tights or some type of legging.
Underwear must be covered.

Shorts must be mid-thigh or longer and loose fitting. They must cover the
underwear. No Spandex or skintight material.

Shirtsleeves must cover the full shoulders (No spaghetti straps or tank tops)
Underwear must be covered
No excessively scooped necklines or armholes. Chest area must be covered.
Stomach area must be covered, with tops below the edge of shorts, pants,
shirts, when wearer’s arms are extended over the head and when wearer is standing. Skintight and see-
through mesh tops are not allowed. “Undershirts” are not allowed to be worn in any way in which part or
theentire shirt is visible.

Shoes must be appropriate for school. Slippers traditionally worn around the home, are not permitted.
Students will have an opportunity to wear flip flops during special days.

   If it becomes necessary to close or delay school due to an emergency or inclement weather,
   information will be broadcast on the following radio and television stations:
    KUJ 1420 AM                          Fire and emergency
    KEGX (Eagle) 106.5 FM                drills are conducted
    KONA 610 AM & 105.3 FM
    KTEL 1490 AM
    KALE 960 AM
    KTWY 93.3 FM
    KGTS 93.1 FM
    KIOK 94.9 FM
    KNLT 95.7 FM
    KORD 102.5 FM
    KZHR 92.5 FM (en espanol)
    KXRX 97.1 FM
    KHSS 101 FM
    KWHT 1290 AM & 103.5 FM
           KNDU Channel 25 ( Tri Cities)
           KREM Channel 2
           KXLY Channel 4
           KHQ Channel 6
           KVEW Channel 42
           KEPR Channel

E-Mail/Text Message Notification/Emergencies:
“Flash News” is again available to communicate news to the community regarding school closures and
emergencies. This service allows you to view information on a web site or receive an automatic e-mail or
text message. Follow these directions:

• Log on to
*Select Yakima/Tri-Cities Area on map
*Select Tri Cities Area School Districts
• Select Dayton School District

Any posted message will appear on this page. Click on the SUBSCRIBE button for e-mail/text message
alerts. If you are already signed up, but have an e-mail or phone number change, please update.

“Message Center” is part of the Family Access portion of our student data system (Skyward). Message
Center enables us to send you a message via Family Access and e-mail. In case of an emergency, we will
use “Message Center,” if possible.

“K-12 Alert” is another means by which we will attempt contact in case of emergency. “K-12 Alert” is an
automated phone system.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA):
Unless the school has been provided with evidence that there is a court order, state statute, or legally
binding document that specifically revokes these rights (Parents is defined as a natural parent, a guardian,
or an individual acting as a parent in the absence of a parent or guardian), you have the
   Right to inspect and review education records directly related to your student
   Right to seek to amend education records
   Right to have some control over the disclosure of information from education records
   Right to consent to disclosures, with certain exceptions
   Right to file a complaint with U.S. Department of Education

Release of Student Directory Information
Dayton School District is prohibited from releasing any personally identifiable records or files about an
individual student without written parental consent. However, the district may release a list of students
belonging to a group (e.g., AR button winners, award recipients, participants in special activities, etc.). A
student’s name will be excluded from a listing of students upon written request by a parent.
Information in a list may include:

    A. The student’s name;
    B. Participation in officially recognized organizations, activities and sports;
    C. Awards received.

The district may also release photographs of students for public information purposes. Parents have a
right to request (in writing) that any or all of these categories of information, including personally
identifiable photographs, not be released without their prior consent. Without this written request, we
will assume that your child(ren)’s photograph can be used. (Board Policy 3250, 3600)
Personally identifiable information includes, but is not limited to:                              “Family Access”
    o The student’s name; Name of the student’s parent or other family members                    online makes it
    o Address of the student or student’s family                                                  possible for
    o A personal identifier, such as a social security number or student number                   families to easily
    o A list of personal characteristics or other information that would make the                 monitor their
                                                                                                  children’s lunch
         student’s identity easily traceable
                                                                                                  accounts. Contact
    o Records that are maintained by an educational agency or institution or by a party           the office for your
         acting for the agency or institution                                                     username and
    o Medical or health records are “educational records”                                         password.

Fees and Fines:
    Students will demonstrate care and respect for both personal and school property. Fees and fines will
    be charged to replace or repair library books, textbooks, musical instruments, or any other item lost or
    damaged. Registration for the next year will be on hold until payment is received per RCW
    28A.87.120 and school district policy #3520.

Food Service Program, Breakfast & Lunch:

     Breakfast, lunch, and milk are available. Food and drink may not be taken from the lunchroom.
     Breakfast is served from 7:45 – 8:10. Kindergartners may eat breakfast, but parents will need to
      accompany them a time or two to help them learn the process. Playground supervision is available
      after 8:00 a.m. Children arriving before 8:00 a.m. will gather in the lunchroom until outside
      supervision is available.
     Monthly menus are published in the elementary newsletter, on the school district web site, and are
      posted in lobby and classrooms.
     Kindergartners eating lunch must be accompanied by an adult.
     Adults are welcome to have lunch with children at school. Please check in and pay at the office and
      you will be given a receipt and a pass to take with you.
     Encourage your child to “eat healthy” by sending nourishing cold lunches with beverages other than
           Food Service balances may not fall      Due to federal regulations, students may not charge on
           below zero. State law prohibits            lunch accounts. Lunch money is receipted in the
           “charging” lunches. Your child may         mornings in the lunchroom and by office staff after
           call home for money or a cold lunch        that. Pay ahead as much as you are able (including
           if inadequate funds are in account.
                                                      paying a few dollars at a time for milk) to minimize the
                                                      number of receipts we must write.

   A homeless student is defined as one who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence,
   such as:

        Sharing housing of others due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or similar reason
        Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, camping grounds due to lack of adequate alternative
        Awaiting foster care placement
        Living in public or private place not designated for humans
        Living in cars, parks, or abandoned buildings, etc.
        Migratory children living in above circumstances

    Please notify us if you think your family circumstances might qualify you as “homeless.”

            Lost and Found:
            Clothing and other items are frequently found on school grounds. The “Lost and Found”
            bin is located in the entry to the multipurpose room (lunchroom). Check often! Unclaimed
            items are taken to thrift stores at the end of the school year.

State law (RCW 28A.210.080 & RCW 28A.210.120) requires that all students have the required shots
completed before entering a Washington State Public School. The school must have a written record of the
dates of the immunizations before the student may attend.
         A student insurance program selected by the district is available to provide affordable coverage
           options. Watch for information which will be sent home with your child.
    S        Medications and Health Issues:
              If your child is injured at school, first aid will be administered. You will be contacted if the
injury appears to be serious. Your emergency instructions will be followed whenever possible.
A child suffering from a fever or vomiting should stay at home. Those at school will be expected to
participate in P.E./recess activities, unless a physician's note is on file.
Children with head lice, scabies, or other diseases or infestations that are easily spread will be sent home
from school. Children must be nit-free to return to school. One day of excused absence will be allowed for
Medications may be given by school staff (per district policy
#3416) if the following requirements are met.          These         Your child’s health and safety are important to us. If
requirements also apply to over-the-counter medications such         your student has any severe or life threatening allergies
as cough syrup, aspirin, cough drops, topical ointments,             or other health needs, it is imperative that we have
vitamins, etc.:                                                      documentation on file that details special requirements.
                                                                     Contact the office for further information.
   Current “Medication Administration” form (signed by
    physician and parent) must be on file.
   Medications must be provided in the original containers.
   No medications (with the exception of inhalers, with physician permission) are allowed in lockers or

Personal Safety:
Review with your child tactics to promote personal safety, particularly regarding strangers, how to get help,
who to go to, etc. Teachers teach and reteach personal safety periodically. Work with us to ensure children
have the skills to reduce risks as they are becoming more independent.

of dangerous objects/weapons or threats of violence or damaging behavior (including alcohol and/or drug
use/possession) should report that information immediately. Students failing to report such knowledge may
be subject to disciplinary action. Toy weapons of any type are not allowed at school for obvious reasons.

School parties are limited to three per year, and are usually held during the last hour of the school
day. Occasions generally observed include Halloween and Valentine’s Day. Check with your child’s
classroom teacher for more specific details.

Check with the classroom teacher in advance regarding bringing treats to the classroom for parties or to
celebrate birthdays. Nutritional guidelines are part of district policy.

Balloons, flowers, and other gift deliveries are brought to the office, then taken to the classroom later in the
day. Balloons are not allowed on school buses.

If you prefer your child not participate in a party or celebration due to religious or personal beliefs, please
inform your child’s teacher. Alternate plans will be coordinated with you.
Invitations for home parties must not be distributed at school or on school grounds out of
consideration for those not invited.
Personal Items:
Students should leave personal items (toys, handheld games, CD players, iPods, etc.) at home. The school
is not responsible for the loss or damage to students’ personal belongings. If such items are brought to
school and are misused, they may be collected and returned to the owner at the end of the school day.
CELL PHONES must be registered (see Appendix D) with the office before students bring them on campus.
This requires a contract signed by parent and child. Phones must be turned off and stored in lockers or
backpacks (no pockets) during school hours and in school buildings at all times. This includes lunch and
recess breaks. Loss of cell phone/pager privileges will be immediate if guidelines are not followed or if the
phone is used in an improper or illegal manner, which includes bullying or harassing behavior. The school
is not liable for the loss or misuse of a cell phone brought to school.
Students and staff will be notified in writing at least 48 hrs. in advance of the application of a “pesticide.”
The “Notice: Pesticide Application” will be sent home to parents/guardians. The 48 hr. notification is not
required if students will not occupy the building for two days following the application. Notification will
also be posted at the school building and on grounds on which the pesticide application will take place.
Teachers and the principal will make classroom placement recommendations based on their collective
knowledge of sound educational practices as applicable to each child’s academic, social, and emotional
needs. The following criteria are used in making assignments:

         Academic Needs                                 Class Size
         Ethnic Balance                                 Parent “Learning Style” Questionnaire
         Gender Balance                                 Professional Judgment
The principal is responsible for all final placement decisions. In May, there will be placement form
available should you need to make special requests regarding fall placement based on your child’s
learning style, personality, and needs. Watch school and class newsletters for information. Requests
will not be taken at registration.
Once students are placed in classes for the next school year and registration has taken place in August, if
there are any inequities in classes based on enrollment or a change in enrollment, the next enrollee of a
specific gender will be placed in the grade level and class to balance the inequity, UNLESS there is an
unbalance in class size. Dayton Elementary is a Title I Schoolwide school; one of our goals is to keep class
sizes equal and small, whenever possible.
Parents may refer their child(ren) for testing for special education services (including speech services)

                          RIGHTS AND EXPECTATIONS

   Respect everyone and everything, including yourself
   Be punctual and ready to learn
   Dress appropriately
   Speak positively, using appropriate language
   Read and understand the Student/Parent Handbook, take responsibility for
    your actions/choices, and accept consequences
   Be honest, organized, dependable, and a good citizen
   Follow directions, stay on task, and enjoy learning
   Have a positive attitude and do more than the minimum
   Report unsafe conditions

 Model professional behaviors of respect, consistency, encouragement,
  promptness, and fairness
 Communicate clearly and in a timely manner with students and parents
 Motivate and challenge students
 Be up to date and knowledgeable of curriculum content
 Use varied and effective teaching strategies
 Be on time to class and prepared to teach
 Dress professionally and model other positive social behaviors
 Be receptive to criticism and different opinions
 Enforce district and school rules and procedures

 Know your student’s abilities, interests, ambitions, friends, behaviors, and
 Monitor your student’s nutrition, rest, and exercise
 Support your student in learning
 Provide a time and place for homework
 Be involved in school; attend conferences and activities
 Know and support school rules and consequences
 Encourage your student’s cooperation with school and other authorities
 Communicate with the school. Ask questions and state concerns
 Use positive problem solving strategies; go to the school staff person
  closest to the concern
 Know that you have the right to request information about the
  qualifications of staff members
Parent/Teacher/Student Organization (PTSO) is Dayton Elementary’s support group. They are a friendly,
generous, hardworking, and fun-loving group, sponsoring fundraisers for the purpose of providing many

advantages for Dayton students. Playground equipment, assemblies, books, classroom supplies, and other
special gifts are examples of purchases made possible by our PTSO. Please plan to join this group and
contribute to their efforts to making our school the best it can be. Meetings are held as needed in the
elementary library. Watch newsletters for dates and times. “E-mail members” are welcome, if you are
unable to attend evening meetings.
All children are expected to go outside during recesses. Children who are too ill to spend recess outside
should be at home. Students are expected to be safe, be respectful, and obey staff members. When snow
falls on the ground, students may roll snow on the ground to make a snowman, but those who choose to
kick or throw snow will be subject to the K-12 discipline plan.
                                                                                                           Proof of
Registration:                                                                                             up-to-date
To attend kindergarten, a child must be five years of age before September 1. An official state        immunizations is
birth certificate and up-to-date immunization records are required before a kindergartener may     required before a student
attend class. Kindergarten Roundup is held in the spring.                                             may attend school.
School registration offers the chance to find out classroom placement, make changes to contact
and other information already on file, pay fines or for hot lunches, receive a supply list, and be informed of

Safety Patrol:
Students in grades 4, 5 and 6 may serve on the School Safety Patrol, a group of students who help
children safely cross in school crosswalks. Participation in this organization requires a signed permission
form parent/guardian.

Sporting Events:
Children attending high school & middle school sporting events must be accompanied by an adult and
remain with that adult. Elementary ASB cards are available and are good for all regular season sporting

Technology/Internet Access:
In order to access the Internet, a student must have a signed use form on file in the classroom. Students
who use the Internet inappropriately are immediately identified through our security system. Depending on
the improper site use, students will be restricted from the use of computers in the district anywhere from
one week up to the remainder of a semester, or the rest of the school year. Uses which break the law,
including cyber bullying, may result in a police report and legal consequences.

Visiting the School:

In order to provide effective communications and safety for everyone, we require all visitors to sign in at
the office. An adult wishing to visit a classroom must make an appointment with the teacher, ensuring that
the visit does not interrupt testing or another class activity.

                   Policy does not allow for children from out of district to visit.

 Pick up a visitor’s badge at the office.
 After school, please wait for your child in the lobby.
 To conference with a teacher, schedule an appointment for a time after teachers have completed their
  "end of the school day" responsibilities with students and colleagues.
Parents are encouraged to volunteer for committees, classroom assistance, and/or field trips. Please contact
the office or teacher at 382-2507. Reading volunteers will be placed in contact with our volunteer

                                 HEALTH AND SAFETY
Emergency Preparedness:
All classrooms will practice both priority alert drills (classroom lockdowns) and evacuation
drills (movement of all students and staff to the City Park and on to the football field, if
needed). Students and staff are as prepared for emergencies as they can be. In case of
an evacuation, students may be picked up at the football field. A “parent table” will be
set up there.

Building Security:
We keep the lower wing door locked at all times as a safety measure and monitor visitors as best we can.
Please do your part by picking up a pass at the office when you visit the school. Use only the front door

The district is committed to a safe and civil educational environment for all students, free from harassment,
intimation, and bullying (see Board Policy 3207).

    Washington State Anti-Bullying (RCW9A.36.080 [3]) (WAC 28A300.285):
    “Harassment, intimidation, or bullying” means any intentional written, verbal, or physical act,
    including, but not limited to one shown to be motivated by any characteristic in RCW9A.36.080 (3),
    (race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or mental or physical
    disability), or other distinguishing characteristics, when the intentional written, verbal, or physical act:

        Physically harms a student or damages the student’s property; or
        Has the effect of substantially interfering with a student’s education; or
        Is so severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating or threatening educational
              environment; or
        Has the effect of substantially disrupting the orderly operation of the school.

          “Other distinguishing characteristics” can include, but are not limited to: Physical appearance,
         clothing or other apparel, socioeconomic status, gender identity, and marital status.

         HIB can take many forms, including: slurs, rumors, jokes, innuendos, demeaning comments,
         drawings, cartoons, pranks, gestures, physical attacks, threats or other written, oral or physical

          “Intentional acts” refers to the individual’s choice to engage in the act rather than the ultimate
         impact of the action(s).

    Physical Aggression
        Pushing; kicking
        Stealing
        Physical acts that are demeaning/humiliating
        Physical violence
        Threatening with a weapon

    Verbal Aggression
        Mocking; name calling
        Teasing about clothes/things
        Teasing about appearance
        Verbal threats of aggression against things

            Verbal threats of violence or bodily harm
          Threatening to reveal personal information
          Playing a dirty trick
          Taking possessions
          Extortion
          Threats of coercion against family/friends
          Coercion
     Social Alienation
          Gossiping
          Spreading rumors
          Public humiliation
          Malicious exclusion
          Threatening with isolation from total peer group

Student Reports: Our responsibility is to provide a safe environment for students and requires that we all
be vigilant. Bullies need to be confronted and dealt with immediately.

Teach the definitions of bullying and harassment. Teach and use, “Not here, not now, never.”

Such behavior on school grounds, to and from school, and/or at school activities is unacceptable and will
result in severe disciplinary action up to and including expulsion.

Bullying, intimidating, or harassing behavior should be reported immediately to an adult, either by the
affected student(s) or by witnesses.

Student Complaint Forms are available at the office (see Appendix C), and students are
encouraged to document incidents (with assistance, if needed).

HARASSMENT: Any attention that is unwelcome could be harassment if…
 The same person repeatedly name calls, teases, insults, pokes/hits/pushes/grabs/trips etc., blocks your
   way, bothers your possessions or intentionally annoys you
 You are called an obscene name or someone acts in a manner that is obscene or of a sexual nature
 You are called a name that is insulting to a racial group or nationality                                     S
 Someone threatens you. The threat could be to hurt you or your reputation
 Someone uses cell phone, Facebook, or other means to threaten or harass you

If you or someone you know is the target of unwelcome attention, REPORT THIS TO SOMEONE YOU

SEXUAL HARASSMENT is sometimes hard to talk about because it is a sensitive topic and can be a serious
problem for adults and students. Our school considers sexual harassment a serious offense, and it is subject
to a range of disciplinary actions, including warning, suspension and expulsion. Keep in mind that all
inquiries are handled discreetly and held in confidence.

Sexual harassment is unwanted sexual attention, usually in the form of repeated verbal or physical sexual
advances, sexually implicit or derogatory statements, or discriminatory remarks made by someone in your
school, any one of which causes you discomfort or interferes with your academic performance.

Report such offenses to the playground supervisor, your teacher, counselor or other staff member

                         Dayton Elementary School is a drug free,
                         tobacco free, and weapons free campus.

                     Students and adults should report any violations.

Conflict Resolution

Steps to Resolving a Conflict:
Sometimes conflicts are resolved quickly and easily through having a discussion. For resolution:

1.   Both people agree to the ground rules:
      No interrupting
      No name calling or put downs
      Work to resolve the conflict
2.   The first person tells his/her side of the story using “I rather than you”-Messages.
3.   The second person restates what the problem is for the first person.

After restating, this student may ask questions to understand the situation better.

(Steps 1 and 2 are repeated with the second person telling his/her side of the story, and the
first person restating what s/he says.)
4.   Both people suggest possible solutions.
5.   Both agree on a resolution.

                                Just Do The Right Thing
 1. JUST?


 3. TAKE?



 6. SHOW ME?

 7. LIFE IS?


    9. KNOW?


                                CONDUCT AND DISCIPLINE
                            (SEE APPENDIX A FOR DISCIPLINE PLAN)

The goal of discipline is to improve student behavior and to reduce the likelihood of inappropriate
behaviors reoccurring.
At Dayton Elementary we take discipline seriously. We strive to handle each instance fairly and
appropriately given the nature of the offense, the developmental level of the child and the history of those
involved. This may sometimes appear to some as unequal. We ask that you trust us to deal fairly and
appropriately with all matters of discipline at Dayton Elementary School, and know that we try to do what
is in the best interest of all our students.

                                      WE CARE TOO MUCH
          Our standards are high. Disruptive conduct, willful disobedience, vulgarity/profanity,
                                  and disrespect will not be tolerated.

   Matches, lighters, glass bottles, and sunflower seeds are prohibited
   Gum chewing is prohibited in the elementary
   Hats/caps/bandanas/hoods may not be worn indoors
   Pants should fit securely and not reveal underwear
   Shirts should cover the chest/belly/shoulders/underwear (bra straps, too)
   Shorts and skirts must be at least mid-thigh length

    Walk on right side
    Keep hands to self
    Use kind words & quiet voices
    Gum chewing, eating, and drinking are prohibited

   Play in designated areas
   Run in designated areas or in organized games

    Gum chewing, eating, and drinking are prohibited

   Keep hands to self
   Remain seated in assigned seat
   Use kind words & quiet voices
   Gum chewing is prohibited

  Note: District policies and state laws regarding student rights, responsibilities, and due process
  are on file in the district office (609 S. 2nd Street) for review in their entirety.

Respect for the Law and the Rights of Others:
The student is responsible as a citizen to observe the laws of the United States, the state of Washington,
and/or its subdivisions. While in the school, the student shall respect the rights of others. Students who
involve themselves in criminal acts on school property or off school property at school-supervised events–
and which acts have a detrimental effect upon the maintenance and operation of the schools or the Dayton
School District – are subject to disciplinary action by the school and prosecution under the law.

Should your child receive a Disciplinary Notice, it will be on white paper and will be mailed home or given
to you directly

Should your child receive a Disciplinary Notice, consequences will follow the K-12 Discipline Plan (see
Appendix A). As students accumulate disciplinary notices, consequences will increase.
Students who remain at the scene of a fight may be considered involved in the fight. Students who fail to
report criminal acts, bullying, harassment, or other dangerous behavior of which they are aware may also
be disciplined. Infractions will follow the district discipline plan. Please seek a staff member to talk to
before a situation turns threatening. Students who do not disperse when directed shall be subject to
disciplinary action. Assaults will be reported to the legal authorities.

 DUE PROCESS: No pupil shall be deprived of educational opportunity by the school district
 without due process of law. These include rights of appeal. See School Board Policies 3202 and

                Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco/Weapons Memorandum of Understanding

The Dayton School District, City of Dayton, and the Columbia County Sheriff’s Department agree to
coordinate and cooperate in preventing student drug/alcohol, tobacco, and weapons possession/use. The
school will notify parents/guardians and police, when appropriate, of drug/alcohol, tobacco, or weapons
possession/use at school, school functions, school grounds, or school transportation. The school realizes its
role in helping to reduce and eliminate drug/alcohol, tobacco, and weapons possession/use by students and
will continue to work with law enforcement personnel and parents/guardians to achieve a safe community.
Weapons Policy
State law and district policy are specific regarding weapons of any kind on school property (RCW9.41.250;
RCW9.41.280; Policy 3233).


Students in possession of firearms on school property will be turned over to local authorities and will
face an immediate one-year expulsion. A firearm is defined as a weapon or device from which a
projectile may be fired by an explosive.

For obvious reasons, toy weapons are considered weapons and are also prohibited at school.

   Weapons include but are not limited to the following:
    knives and other pointed objects (cutting or stabbing instruments with a sharp blade set in a handle)
    slingshots
    clubs
    metal knuckles
    any device consisting of two or more lengths of wood, metal, plastic, or similar substance
      connected with wire, rope, or other means
    air guns/pistols, rifles
    devices designed to propel a BB, pellet, rock, or other projectile

Consequences for possession of weapons include suspension and/or expulsion from school.
Parents and juvenile authorities may be notified of criminal acts. Due process requires that
parents/guardians be informed when suspension or expulsion occurs. Appropriate reasons
with documentation are conveyed to the parent and student. Grievance/appeal procedures
are provided and explained.

           Report immediately to an adult
     any knowledge of weapons, alcohol, drugs, or
           threatening/dangerous behavior

                                     PARENT INVOLVEMENT

Title I Building Parent Involvement Policy

Parent Involvement Plan
Section 1118(b-e) of No Child Left Behind requires each building receiving Title 1, Part A funds to have a
building parent involvement policy which is developed with and distributed to parents of children in that

The Title 1, Part A requirements and parent involvement policy will be distributed and explained at the fall
Open House, the first PTSO meeting, and made available in the Student Handbook and referenced in the
elementary newsletter.

Home & School Compact
Section 111(d) of No Child Left Behind requires each school to develop with, and distribute to, parents a
compact. The compact is a tool to encourage parents to work in partnership with school personnel to help
their children improve academic achievement and proficiency on state and district assessments.

The Home & School Compact will be made available in the Student Handbook, during the fall conferences
and to each newly enrolled student/parent/guardian.

Planning, Review and Improvement
Parents are invited to participate in the planning, review and improvement of this plan, along with the home
& school compact, during published parent participation meetings and PTSO meetings. Parents may

request a meeting or give suggestions through the elementary office. All requests and suggestions relating
to the parent involvement plan will be acknowledged and openly discussed with decisions based on
consensus. The principal or designee will address requests and suggestions immediately or at the next
parent meeting, whichever is most appropriate. Each Title I building will conduct a parent survey at the
conclusion of each school year.

Title 1 Program
Parents are provided the Title 1/ LAP “Brochure.” This brochure is included in the Student Handbook and
Schoolwide Plan. It includes parental rights and an explanation of Title 1 / LAP. Additional copies are
available at the elementary office.

Parent Involvement Plan
Parents are invited to be involved in a viable parent/school partnership, which will ensure the success of all
students. The administrators, teachers, and other staff members will continue to involve and inform parents
about the varied opportunities that are available through Dayton Elementary. Communication will occur
through the following means:

    Monthly elementary school newsletters
    District, elementary, and classroom Web pages
    Online “Family Access” through Skyward– attendance, lunch balance, grades, Message Center
    District and classroom newsletters
    Curriculum Mapping Web pages
    Student/Parent/Teacher Conferences
    Presentations at school board meetings
    Phone calls, e-mails, weekly take-home envelopes, classroom planners
    Local newspapers
    PTSO, Principal and ECEAP Council meetings
    Title 1 Parent Conference and WAETAG Conference

We encourage parents and community members to participate in the day-to-day workings of the school, as
well as in any extra curricular activities happening during the school year. Parents are invited to participate
in a variety of special events such as:

    Volunteer Reading Program
    Classroom Activities
    Open House/Curriculum Night
    5th Grade Ski Program
    Winter and Spring Concerts
    Track and Field days
    Celebration Assemblies
    Speech Competitions
    Book Fair—PTSO
    Teacher Appreciation Day—PTSO
    School Carnival—PTSO
    Family Nights—PTSO/TitleI/ECEAP/21st Century
    Grandparents Day
    6th Grade Outdoor Education/Environmental Camp (Camp Wooten)
    Monthly Home and School Connection Newsletter
    Booklets in the Lobby--Free

For parents – to assist in their children’s academic achievement:
Examples: Schoolwide Parent Nights, grade level Curriculum and WASL Nights, and Parenting with Love
and Logic.

Dayton Elementary provides materials and training, such as literacy and technology training to help parents
work with their children to improve academic achievement, generally at no cost to parents.

For staff – to help them work in partnership with parents:
The school district will educate its teachers, pupil services personnel, principals and other staff in how to
communicate and work with parents as equal partners, by providing staff with training and research

Dayton School District No. 2 provides on campus preschool education. Both ECEAP and the integrated
preschool are housed in the elementary wing and are included in all activities and events. Staff collaborates
to insure smooth transition to kindergarten for students and parents.

Dayton Elementary coordinates efforts with the ESD 123 in planning parent workshops to insure that
parents are made aware of opportunities. The district supports registrations to conferences and or
workshops and distributes materials published by OSPI.

Dayton Elementary follows the Parental Notice Requirements for Title 1, Part A:
    Annual Report Cards
    State Student Assessment Reports
    Report on Schools Identified for Improvement or Corrective Action
    Parent Involvement Policies
    Teacher and Paraprofessional Qualifications
    Student Achievement – District – School
    Limited English Proficient Student Education

Appendix A

                              MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
The Dayton School District, City of Dayton, and the Columbia County Sheriff’s Department agree to
coordinate and cooperate in preventing student drug/alcohol and weapons possession/use, and any other

illegal acts. The school will notify parents/guardians and police, when appropriate, of drug/alcohol or
weapons possession/use at school, school functions, school grounds, or school transportation.

                                           STUDENT CONDUCT
                              Respect for the Law and the Rights of Others
The student is responsible as a citizen to observe the laws of the United States, the state of Washington,
and/or its subdivisions. While in the school, the student shall respect the rights of others. Students who
involve themselves in criminal acts on school property, off school property at school-supervised events, or
off school property – and which acts have a detrimental effect upon the maintenance and operation of the
schools or the Dayton School District – are subject to disciplinary action by the school and prosecution
under the law.

                                           DISCIPLINE PLAN

Dayton School District does not tolerate any acts of harassment, intimidation, or bullying. Students who
feel they are harassed, intimidated, or bullied should report the situation to the immediate staff member.
(See Board Policy #3207)

Lunchroom misbehavior
         Parent contact and/or
         One to five day lunchroom clean-up duty
         Ten days loss of lunchroom privileges
         Loss of all lunchroom privileges

Failure to follow classroom, building, campus, transportation rules

           Classroom rules
          1. Low level corrective action by staff (i.e.: reminder, detention)
          2. Parent contact/conference by teacher
          3. Removal from class until resolved
          Campus / Building Rules
          1. Low level corrective action by staff
          2. Written referral / detention
          Transportation Rules
          1. Low level corrective action by staff
          2. Conduct report – 5 days removal from bus
          3. 2nd Conduct report – removal from bus for the remainder of school year.

Fighting - Play Fighting – Rough Housing
Physical Aggression
Indecent exposure
Threats, intimidation, bullying(verbal, physical, cyber), harassment
Inappropriate clothing, objects, or other material items

         Parent contact and/or
         1 – 10 days in school suspension
         1 - 10 days out of school suspension

          Long-term suspension
          Removal from school – alternative educational program

Willful vulgarity, profanity
Severe defiance, disrespect of staff
Failure to properly respond to corrective action
Willful and repeated failure to follow school rules
          Detention and/or parent conference and/or in school suspension, and/or removal from school
          depending on severity of negative response and number of referrals.
           * 3 referrals 2 days out of school suspension
           * 4 referrals 4 days out of school suspension
           * 5 referrals   5 days out of school suspension

CATEGORY E                     CRIMINAL ACTS
Vandalism/Theft of Property
Possession of or use of or transport/supply of
      Tobacco, Drugs, Alcohol, and other illegal substances
      Tobacco, Drug, Alcohol Paraphernalia
Recreational human target projectiles (Example: BBs, darts, soft-air, paint ball)

          Parent contact and/or
          Short term to long-term out of school suspension, community service, police referral, intervention,
          plus restitution for vandalism

Assault of a staff member
(No guns or weapons of any kind are allowed on school district property or at school activities held off
school property.)
          Zero tolerance, expulsion. (1 year expulsion for firearms)
1. While suspended or expelled, students may not at any time of day be on campus or attend school activities.
2. In-school supervision begins at the start of the regular school day and ends with dismissal from staff.
3. Students assigned in-school supervision eat their lunch there or in the multi-purpose room.
4. In addition to the discipline consequence, clothing, hats, backpacks, notebooks, or any other items that address sex,
drugs, alcohol, weapons, or any other inappropriate behavior or condition may be confiscated from the student and not
returned to the student.
5. Students receiving 3 or more referrals will be suspended from school for a minimum of 3 days.
6. The administrator responsible for final enforcement of the consequences may use discretion for exactness of the
consequence. Administration will make an effort to contact parent(s) prior to a student being interviewed by law
enforcement personnel. For time sensitive investigations involving law enforcement personnel, interviews will be
conducted and parents notified of the interview.
7. If parent and/or the student want to appeal the consequence decision, they are to contact Dayton School District
Superintendent Doug Johnson.

Appendix B

                                           Dayton Elementary School
                                            Pre-Approved Absence

       A Pre-Approved Absence Form is required to be completed and turned in if you plan to have your
        child out of school for a reason other than those as qualifying as “excused” absences. Administrators
        and teachers may choose to deny pre-approval if they feel it might adversely affect the student’s
        educational progress; in that case the absence would be unexcused.

                 Student Name _________________________________                       Grade ________

   Date of Requested Absence ______________________________________________

   Reason for Absence _____________________________________________________



   Parent/Guardian Signature ______________________                    Date _______________

   APPROVED (All involved teachers sign if student is in 5 th or 6th grade ):

   Teacher Signature ___________________            Teacher Signature ___________________
    Date _______________                                      Date _______________

   Teacher Signature ___________________            Teacher Signature ___________________
   Date _______________                                       Date _______________

                           Principal Signature ___________________         Date _______________


   Teacher Signature ___________________            Teacher Signature ___________________
   Date _______________                                       Date _______________

   Teacher Signature ___________________            Teacher Signature ___________________
   Date _______________                                       Date _______________

                           Principal Signature ___________________         Date _______________

Appendix C

   ______________________________ __________________
   (Received by)                                              (Date)

     Prohibition of Harassment, Intimidation & Bullying

Please print on this form. Attach more information to the form if needed.

Name     ________________________________ Date _________________

Address ______________________________________________________

Telephone ___________________ Alternate Number __________________

I wish to register a complaint against: (Name of person, grade level, etc.)




Specifiy your complaint by stating the problem as you see it. Describe incident,
participants, background to the incident, and any attempts you have made to resolve the
problem. Please note relevant dates, times and places. Include information regarding any
people you have reported incidents to and include when and where you reported the
information. (attach additional information as needed)







Appendix C (continued)

Prohibition of Harassment, Intimidation & Bullying

Indicate other people who could provide more information regarding your complaint.
Witnesses of incidents etc. (attach additional information if needed)

Name                              Contact information – phone number, address etc.




Proposed Solution:
Indicate your opinion on how this problem might be resolved. Be specific as possible.







I certify the above events are accurately described to the best of my knowledge.
                                    (Signature of Complainant)

Please return the original completed form to the District office or the appropriate Principal. A
copy of this form will be provided to the Complainant.

Appendix D

                                 Dayton Elementary School
                                Cell Phone/Pager Registration

Student Name ___________________________________ Grade _________

Cell/Pager # ____________________________________

I understand that along with the possession of a cell phone/pager goes responsibility for
its appropriate use. I agree to abide by the following:

    My cell phone will remain off and in backpack or locker (not in pocket) during school
     hours and in school buildings, including hallways, restrooms, and lunchroom.
    I agree to use this device only outside the building and only before or after school
     hours. I may not use my cell phone/pager during the bus program and/or the After
     School Program.
    I take full responsibility for my cell phone pager’s use by any other person.
    I understand that illegal activities involving my cell phone will be reported to the
     proper authorities.
    I understand that with teacher permission or in an emergency I may use the classroom
     or office telephone.

I acknowledge consequences as follows:

    1st offense—student picks up device at office at end of day
    2nd offense—parent picks up device at office
    3rd offense—loss of cell phone privileges for the rest of the school year

I understand that my failure to meet the use and control requirements of my cell
phone/pager may result in more severe disciplinary action.

________________________               _________________________
Parent Signature                         Student Signature

Parent Print Name                      Student Print Name

_________________                      __________________
Date                                   Date

Appendix E

Disciplinary Notice

                         Disciplinary Notice                              Student Name:                                    Grade:         Teacher:
                      Dayton Elementary School
                                                                          Date                     Time:                   Reported by:
302 E. Park, Dayton, WA 99382
Description of behavior:

Action taken by teacher prior to this referral:                                  Action taken by principal:
 Teacher/student conference                                                      Principal/student conf.  Principal/parent conf.
 Telephoned parent (attempted/completed) Date:___                                Telephoned parent (attempted/completed) Date: ______
 Held conference with parent Date: ___________                                   In-house timeout: __30 min. __60 min. __1/2 day
 Consulted counselor                                                             After school detention ___30 min. ___60 min.
 After school detention Date: ________________                                   4 Hours Saturday school
 Classroom timeout                                                               1 – 10 days in-house suspension ________________
 Changed student’s seat                                                          Short term out-of-school suspension _____________
 Restriction of privileges (specify) ______________                              Long term out-of-school suspension _____________
 Assignment of additional duties/tasks ___________                               Other ______________________________________
 Sent letter to parent   Date: __________________                               Comments: ______________________________________
Other___________________________________                                        ___________________________________________

Teacher Signature _______________________              Principal Signature _________________________

                                           cc: Parent (white) Office (canary) Teacher (pink) Initiator (goldenrod)

Appendix F

                                Parent Nomination
                         SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES

Name of Student_________________________________
Birthdate______________________               Grade____________

Areas of Concern (Please check the appropriate box):

Academic/Cognitive                Behavior/Social Emotional
□    Reading                      □    Aggressive
□    Math                         □    Non-compliant
□    Spelling                     □    Withdrawn
□    Writing                      □    Disruptive
□    Other: _________             □    Other: _________

Communication                     Health
□   Language                      □     Visual acuity/tracking
□   Articulation                  □     Physical
□   ESL/ELL                       □     Seizures
□   Other: _________              □     Fine/Gross Motor Skills
                                  □     Other: _________

Contributing Factors
□     Trauma
□     Personal loss
□     Anxiety
□     Peers
□     Family
□     Other: _________

I recommend my child for special education testing because:

Parent Signature _____________________ Date _______

Appendix G
School District Policy


The board of directors believes that the education of children is a joint responsibility, one it shares with
the parents and the community. To insure that the best interest of the child is served in this process, a
strong program of communication and/or collaboration between home and the Dayton School must be
maintained. The board of directors believes that it is the parents who have the ultimate responsibility for
their children’s in-school achievement and behavioral conduct. During school hours, the board, through its
designated staff, shall strive to serve the interest of parents in providing for the safety, health and welfare of
their children.

The board of directors directs the superintendent to develop activities that will enhance home-school
cooperation. Such activities may include, but not be limited to:

    1.   Conducting parent-teacher conferences, which facilitate two-way communication between home
         and school.
    2.   Holding open house which provides parents with the opportunity to see the school facilities, meet
         the staff and review the program on the first hand basis;
    3.   Disseminating building and room newsletters to parent on a regular basis;
    4.   Conducting meetings of parents and staff members to explain and discuss matters of general
         interest with regard to child-school, home-school, or child-school-home relationships;
    5.   Conducting meetings of staff member(s) and individual or groups of parents of those students who
         have special abilities/aptitude, disabilities, needs or problems;
    6.   Sponsoring or co-sponsoring special events of a cultural, ethnic or topical nature, which are
         initiated by parent groups, involve the cooperation effort of students and parents, and are of
         general interest to the school or community
    7.   Collaborating with parents, students and staff in school improvement planning, development and
    8.   Providing interested parents of preschool children with information and/or training on successful
         parenting practices;

For the benefit of children, the board of directors believes that parents have a responsibility to encourage
their child’s performance in school by:

    1.   Supporting the schools in requiring that the children observe all school rules and regulations, and
         by accepting their own responsibility for children’s willful in-school behavior;
    2.   Sending children to school with proper attention to their health, personal cleanliness and dress;
    3.   Maintaining an active interest in the student’s daily work and making it possible for the student to
         complete assigned homework through providing a quiet place and suitable conditions for study;
    4.   Reading all communication from the school, and signing and returning them promptly when
    5.   Cooperating with the school in attending conferences set up for the exchange of information on
         the child’s progress in school, and signing and returning them promptly when required;
    6.   Participating in in-school activities and special functions.

The U.S. Department of Education estimates that the number of functional illiterates grows by 2.3. million
every year: 1.3 million legal and illegal immigrants, 850,000 high school dropouts, and another 150,000
“pushouts” who graduate with inadequate reading and writing skills.

The Department of Labor has estimated that illiteracy costs the United States $225 billion annually in lost
industrial productivity, unrealized tax revenues, welfare and employment payments and the cost of crime
and prisons.

Dr. Herert Walberg, research professor of education, University of Illinois at Chicago, in the 1986 Stanley
Elam lecture (June 12, 1986), has extensively reviewed the prospects for improving teaching productivity.

     1.   Homework that is graded or commented upon has three times the effect of socioeconomic status
     2.   School-parent programs designed to improve conditions in the home have an outstanding record of
          success in promoting achievement (twice as predictive of academic learning that the effect of
          family SES). As Walberg reports such programs … “refers to informed parent-child conversations
          about school and everyday events; encouragement and discussion of leisure reading; monitoring
          and joint critical analysis of television viewing and peer activities; deferral of immediate
          gratifications to accomplish long-term human-capital goals; expressions of affection and interest
          in the child’s academic and other progress as a person; and perhaps, among such unremitting
          efforts, laughter, caprice, and serendipity.”

The policy and procedures have been developed to assist school districts in improving the effectiveness
through Parent Involvement.

For purposes of enhancing school-home relations the following suggestions are offered:

1. Parent Teacher Conferences
   The parent-teacher conference should serve to:
             a. Provide a progress report on a child’s achievement, e.g., academic (SLO progress),
                 social-emotional (zest for learning, study habits).
             b. Enable the teacher to learn more about the child from the parent’s perspective.
             c. Improve the academic conditions in the home by discussing the role of the parent in
                 parent-child conversation about the school and every day events; encouragement and
                 discussion of leisure reading; monitoring and joint critical analysis of television viewing
                 and peer activities; deferral of immediate gratifications to accomplish long-term goals;
                 expression of affection interest in the child’s academic and other progress as a person,
                 and, efforts to strengthen the climate of the home through laughter, caprice, serendipity
                 and spontaneity.

                  Effort should be made to achieve 100% contact. To accomplish this, it may be necessary
                  to contact parents in the evening—by home visit or by telephone. In some instances, it
                  may be advantageous to maintain contact on a regular basis, e.g., every two weeks.

2.        OPEN HOUSE
          This event can be used to “showplace” the accomplishments of the school. Parents, students and
          staff, as “stockholders”, should “celebrate” their accomplishments so that all have pride and
          ownership in the accomplishments.
     Such communication should let the respective audiences know what is going on. The room newsletter
     should explain the curricular progress so that parents know what is going on and can correlate that
     information with homework assignments and the information conveyed by the child. Newsletters
     should be “proof read” to avoid grammatical and spelling errors.


         Such meetings can be used to discuss child development issues—homework, study habits
     positive—image building, active listening, motivating, etc. In some instances, resource specialists may
     be helpful in providing an additional perspective. [Note: See also 1(c) In some instance, it may be
     beneficial to meet parents on their own “turf” by holding a “coffee clatsche” for a group of parents in a

                 School improvement projects are most successful when parents, staff and student
   collaborate. Improvement committees should receive a specific assignment or “charge” so that the
   committee members have and understand the common purpose.
        Parent education can contribute to the success of the child when he/she enters school.
   Informational meeting accompanied by support material are beneficial to the parent of a preschool
   child. Such sessions can also be incorporated with the Child Find component of special education.
        Some schools have also found it useful to develop a “home visitor” program to help the parent get
   their child ready for school
   Rev. 9/4/02


ACADEMIC STANDARDS, 7                                   ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE, 8

ATTENDANCE, 9                  INSURANCE, 14

BUS CONDUCT, 10                K-12 ALERT, 12

CONFERENCES, 7                   DIST POLICY, 34
COUNSELING, 11                 PARTIES, 15
                               PERSONAL ITEMS, 15
  WEAPONS, 22                  PTSO, 17

EMERGENCIES, 12                RECESS, 17
                               RIGHTS & EXPECTATIONS, 16
FEES & FINES, 13               SAFETY PATROL, 17
FERPA, 12                      SCHEDULE, 5
  NOTIFIC., 12                 SPECIAL EDUC REFERRAL FORM, 33

  FORM, 29                     TITLE I, 24
HOMELESS, 13                   VOLUNTEERING, 18

                               WASH ST LEARNING GOALS, 7
IMMUNIZATIONS, 14              WEB PAGE, 10


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