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									        Parent/Student Handbook 2012-13

            Flower Mound

      Working To Build A
        Better Future
Flower Mound Elementary    Gayle Nurre, Principal
4101 Churchill Dr.
Flower Mound, Tx 75028       Tina Joeris, AP
                              Table of Contents

Attendance .           .       .       .      .      .      .       .      .   4
        Policy, Notification by parents, Make-up work, and Bad
        weather cancellation/information
Arrival and Departure                                                          6
        Schedules, Tardy information, Drop-off/pick up info
Behavior/ Conduct              .       .      .      .      .       .      .   8
        General rules, Playground rules, Cafeteria rules
Building Leadership Team                                                       10
Bus Information        .       .       .      .      .      .       .      .   10
        General rules, Consequences for misbehavior, Transportation changes
Cafeteria Services                                                             11
        Breakfast, Lunch, Schedules, Birthday treats
Camp .          .      .       .       .      .      .      .       .      .   13
Communication                                                                  13
        Memos to Parents, Parent messages, School Notes, Telephone use,
        Cell phones
Counseling .           .       .       .      .      .      .       .      .   14
Criminal History Checks                                                        15
Curriculum                                                                     15
Dress and Grooming .           .       .      .      .      .       .      .   15
Enrollment                                                                     16
Extended School Day Program            .      .      .      .       .      .   16
FERPA                                                                          16
Fundraising                                                                    17
Grades                                                                         17
        Make-up work, Promotion/retention, Grades on-line, Report cards,
        Progress reports, Tutorials, Student Records
Health Information .           .       .      .      .      .       .      .   19
Homework                                                                       21
Lost and Found         .       .       .      .      .      .       .      .   21
Miscellaneous                                                                  22
        Drugs/Tobacco, Field Trips, Parties, Restricted Activity,
        School Supplies
New Student Enrollment         .       .      .      .      .       .      .   23
No Worksheet Wednesday                                                         23
Parent Involvement                                                             23
        Criminal History Checks
Safety and Security .          .       .      .      .      .       .      .   24
        General information, Programs, Parent Tips, Pesticide Info, Student
Special Programs                                                               26
Specials Schedule      .       .       .      .      .      .       .      .   26
Special Outdoor Activities                                                     26
Sexual Harassment .            .       .      .      .      .       .      .   27
Superintendent’s List                                                          27
Technology .           .      .       .      .    .   .   .   .   27
Testing                                                           29
Textbooks     .        .      .       .      .    .   .   .   .   30
Video Use                                                         31
Visitors      .        .      .       .      .    .   .   .   .   31
        Lunch visitors, Conferences, volunteers

Regular school attendance is essential for the student to make the most of his or her
education--to benefit from teacher-led activities, to build each day's learning on that of
the previous day, and to grow as an individual.

Students will be considered present if in attendance at 9:30. Students who are in
attendance but leave before 9:30 for a doctor's appointment and then return will be
counted present when they return only if they bring a note from the doctor as proof of
the visit. School gets underway at 7:50. Unreported nonattendance will result in a phone
call home from the school. If a student is absent more than three consecutive days, a
doctor's note is required upon return. A Doctor’s note is also required if your child
has 10 medical absences within a 3 month period. Documentation will be kept. Please
see Health Information for criteria applying to absences. Our goal this year is to improve
last year's attendance percentage of 97.30. Please adhere to the school calendar.
According to school board policy, Take Your Daughter to Work is an unexcused absence
with no make-up work permitted. LISD recognizes Take Your Daughter To Work in
June of each year. Let's aim for outstanding attendance!!

We ask parents to call early if their child will be absent. An answering machine is
available to take your calls before 7:50 AM. Please call 469-713-5955 with student’s
name, teacher/grade, reason for absence, when the student will return to school and if you
would like to pick up missed work.

In Texas, it is also state law that a student between the ages of 6 and 18 must attend
school and District-required tutorial sessions unless the student is otherwise legally
exempted or excused. School employees must investigate and report violations of the
state compulsory attendance law. A student absent without permission from school for 3
or more days within a 4 week period, or from required tutorials, will be considered truant,
parents will be notified, and subject to disciplinary action. Truancy may also result in
assessment of penalty by a court of law against the student and his or her parents.
Students enrolled in kindergarten will attend school.

Students enrolled in Pre-K or Kindergarten are required to attend school.

For tardies and unexcused absences, the school shall notify a student’s parent in writing
if, in a six-week period, the student has been absent or tardy without an excuse 5 times
for any part of the day. Parents will also be notified if a student has been tardy or absent
without an excuse for 16 days/ or parts of days within a semester. The parent and/or
student (10 yrs. of age or older) is subject to prosecution. Schools are required, by law,
to notify parents. Tardies and early pull outs are tracked through the sign-in and sign-out
computer. All students entering school after the 7:50 bell are required to sign-in
using the computer in the office.

A student absent from school for any reason other than for a documented health care
appointment will not be allowed to participate in school-related activities on that day or
evening. All Day treatments and ongoing therapy sessions must be scheduled outside the

school day. These will not be excused.

Please refer to LISD Board Policy FDG and EED regarding special education students
having to fulfill a seven hour day as outlined in the ARD.
Each and every time a student is absent from school, the student- upon returning to
school- MUST bring a note signed by the parent, which describes the reason for the
absence. A note signed by the student, even with the parent's permission, will not be
accepted for liability reasons. An excused absence can be deemed unexcused if a note is
not sent. Class time is important, therefore, doctor's and dentist’s appointments should be
scheduled, if possible, at times when the student will not miss instructional time.

A student and the student’s parent or guardian shall be given written notice prior to
and at such time when a student’s attendance in any class drops below 90 percent of
the days that class is offered. On the 19th day of absence the principal will decide if the
absences resulted from legitimate circumstances and/or did not adversely impact the
student’s educational progress. If not excused a hearing may be required and a letter will
be sent stating the child has been retained. Credit may be rewarded by submitting written
petition to the appropriate attendance committee.

Unexcused Make-Up Work. The make-up work will be given after the absence so
students can keep up with the class.

Excused Make-up Work. Make-up work will be given to student upon return. It shall be
returned to school for grading within 2 days. For a lengthy illness (more than 1 week), the
student will have one day per day out ill.

A parent wishing to withdraw a student from school must present a signed request to the
attendance clerk stating the reason for the withdrawal and the effective date. This request
should be done twenty-four hours in advance to provide the office sufficient time to
process the paperwork.

A student will not be released from school except by parent sign-out in the office. A
student who will need to leave school during the day must bring a note from his or her
parent that morning to give to the teacher. A student who becomes ill during the school
day should, with the teacher's permission and health room pass, report to the school
nurse. The nurse will decide whether or not the student should be sent home and will
notify the student's parent. Students are not allowed to call from the classroom. Only
people listed on the student’s enrollment card are allowed to check out a student.
These cards are checked prior to releasing a student. Please be prepared to show proper

In the event of bad weather, when in the opinion of the superintendent weather conditions
are too hazardous for safe operation, schools will not be open. This judgment will be
made by 6:30 a.m. The decision will be released to the news media by the Office of the
Superintendent after thorough inspections of all bus routes are made. Should the decision
be made to close the schools, it will be reported to radio stations and television channels:

                TV Channels                          Radio Stations
                4 (KDFW)                       WBAP (820 AM)        KPLX (99.5 FM)
                5 (KXAS)                       KLIF (570 AM)        KVIL (103.7 FM)
                8 (WFAA)                       KRLD (1080 AM)       KHKS (106.1 FM)
                11 (KTVT)                      KWRD (94.9 FM)

If a decision for a late start is made, school will begin at 9:30 A.M. and A.M. buses will
run 1-1/2 hours later than normal.

Level 1:  Tornado Watch: alert staff, stop outdoor activities, no change to dismissal.
Level 2:  Tornado Warning: alert staff, parent notification on door, skylert message
          will go out, building open for entry only, students to be in designated
          shelter area. Parents entering the building will be given protective shelter
          in the front hallway.
Level 3:  Funnel Cloud sighted: Building for entry only, skylert message will go
          out, students are to take protective positions.

Student Holidays are indicated on the school calendar. We are making you aware at the
beginning of year with the suggestion that family vacations should be planned around
designated calendar.

                         ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE
 1. All students are expected to cross the street at the designated crosswalks.
     All students (K-5) walking or being brought to school should enter Center Hall.
     When using the front driveway, parents must pull up to the curb to let their
     child (ren) out. Exit the vehicle on the curb side only!
 2. Please refrain from waiting for the first place to open up. Please pull forward as far as
     you can along the curb. Please unload between the front door and the second grade
     door to keep the line moving.
 3. If you choose to park, please walk your child across the street using the crosswalk.
 4. All bus students will be dropped off in the North parking lot and will enter via the
 5. Students arriving before 7:40 are asked to enter and K-2 report to the cafeteria and
    3-5 report to the gym and wait quietly.
 6. When the 7:40 bell rings, students will go to their rooms in an orderly manner.
     Parents will be allowed to walk their child (ren) to the classroom during the first
     week only.
 7. Announces begin at 7:50.
 8. If a student arrives after 7:50 am, they MUST stop by the office for a
    tardy slip before being admitted to class. Tardies are tracked in the computer and
    parents are held responsible for student tardies.
9. The north parking lot is reserved for buses only until after 7:55. Parents are not to
    drop off or pick up students in the bus drive.
10. No student should arrive at school until 7:20; at that time there is cafeteria /gym


1. Day Care bus students will be dismissed at 2:50. Children's World, High Meadows,
   Bright Steps, etc. will enter though the front doors and exit building by the First Grade
   door next to fenced in playground.
2. Bicycle riders will be dismissed at 2:50, so that they might use the sidewalks.
   (Please note: Bicycle racks are provided for bike storage). Students should have
   locks, in order that bicycles cannot be moved during the school day. Remind your
   child not to lock 2 bikes together, as the owner may need to leave at a different time.
   The school administration does not encourage bike riding to school until the third
   grade. However, parents are the best judge to know their child's readiness and ability
   to manage his/her bike in traffic and to know how to store the bike safely. Students
   are NOT to ride bicycles on school grounds or sidewalks. They should walk their
   bikes on the sidewalk to the street and through the crosswalk.
   For your child's safety it is suggested that each child wear safety gear while riding
   to and from school.
3. First and Second Grade bus students will exit the building by the North and
   Northeast doors at 2:50. Third, Forth and Fifth Grade bus students may exit North
   rear door. On days when a child does not ride his/her bus, dismissal will be at 2:50.
4. All students (K-5) who walk or who are being picked up by parents will exit via the
   front doors at 2:50. Students should walk on the sidewalk and not the grass.
5. Parents should not leave cars unattended in the fire zone.
6. Please be considerate of others who need to leave. DO NOT BLOCK CENTER
7. Please obtain a name card for your front visor from the front office/or teacher and use
   daily! This allows the faculty to call a child’s name via walkie-talkie at the far end of
   the circle and help keep the traffic flow moving.
8. If parked anywhere other than the driveway curbside, parents MUST get out of their
   car and come to the front door and walk their child (ren) back to the car using the
   crosswalks provided.
9. NO cars are to enter the north parking lot to pick up child (ren) until after 3:05. Use
   Windsor Street if necessary.
10. The south parking lot is not to be used for pick up or drop off at any time.
    This is for faculty parking, Day Care, and pre-approved special needs busses pick
    up/drop off only.
11. Parents that walk up to the front door to pick up their children are asked to move out
    from under the awning at 2:50, so students may line up. Parents are to wait on the
    sidewalk to the south of the awning or grass area where the benches are located.
    Please move away as soon as you claim you child. Also, please hold on to younger
12. Please do not bring pets – as cute as they may be, some students are afraid or allergic
    to pets.

One of the most important lessons education should teach is behavior. While it does not
appear as a subject, it underlies the whole educational structure; it is the training that
develops self-control, discipline, character, orderliness, and efficiency. It is the key to
good conduct and consideration for other people.

All students should behave at school in such a manner as to reflect pride upon their
school and home. They will behave responsibly, demonstrating courtesy and respect for
the rights of other students and District staff. Student cooperation and respect for the
property of others, including District property, is essential to maintaining safety, order,
and discipline. The school is a place where positive social behavior is expected by all of
the students, as well as adults.

Student behavior is observed in many areas: in the classroom, on the playground, in the
halls, in the cafeteria, in the restrooms, on field trips, and on the way to and from school.
It is expected that our students enjoy school, and the amount of freedom and privileges
allowed to each student will depend upon each doing his/her best, and maintaining a
proper order in all school activities. STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO BEHAVE IN
TEACH. Students will be instructed in new guidelines implemented through Safe &
Civil Schools-an LISD safety initiative.

All parents and students are required to review the student code of conduct at .

1. Students should enter and leave the building in a quiet, orderly manner at all times.
2. NO GUM—Classrooms have carpet and, therefore, we ask that you not let your child
    bring chewing gum or sticky candy to school.
3. Students are to walk at all times inside the building (including before and after school
4. Groups of students are to be escorted by teachers and should move quietly through
    the halls. When walking in the hall stay to the right per safe and civil.
5. Students are not permitted to bring toys, electronic devices or other personal items to
    school (including headsets, skateboards, ipods, gameboys, laser pointers, etc.). Pets
    are allowed after written permission has been obtained from the teacher and parent.
6. "Rough-housing” or inappropriate physical contact at school will not be tolerated
    (whether outside or inside--including the cafeteria, hallways, restrooms, etc.)
7. Students involved in fighting or throwing things such as rocks, dirt, etc. that may
    cause bodily injury or property damage should be sent directly to the office.
8. All members of the faculty and staff are required to correct misbehavior at the time it
    is witnessed, regardless of who the classroom teacher may be.
9. Students should show respect to ALL ADULTS (including cafeteria/custodian staff
    and parents) in the building.
10. Skateboarding /rollerblading/roller shoes on school property are prohibited.
11. Students are prohibited from directing profanity or obscene gestures toward others.
12. A student may be expelled for engaging in any form of physical contact with a district
    employee or school volunteer while in the performance of their duties in actions
    relating to student discipline or school safety. Students will be sent to Lewisville
    Learning Center for a designated length of time.
13. Removal from the regular educational setting will result if a student makes a
    statement or threat that implies any form of violence against another individual.
14. Removal from the regular educational setting will result if a student behaves in a
    manner that contains the elements of the offense of public lewdness or engages in any
    sexually oriented activity that in the judgment of the principal or assistant principal is
    inappropriate at school or at a school sponsored event.
15. Removal from the regular education setting will result for possession, using, or under
    the influence of illegal drugs, alcohol, illegal inhalants or some other individual’s
    prescription drugs.

1. Football has been eliminated from our playground due to safety factors.
2. Students are reminded to use playground equipment with the highest regard for
3. Teachers are required to enforce this rule.
4. Nothing will be thrown except balls while on the playground.
5. There will be no wrestling or pretend wrestling/ martial arts.
6. Teachers are expected to circulate among students as a safety measure, constantly
   reminding students to abide by rules.
7. Students will be sent directly to the office for discipline if they inflict bodily injury to
   another student.
8. Students will have indoor recess if the heat index is 99 degrees or above or the wind
   chill is 34 degrees or below.

1. Students are to enter the cafeteria quietly and sit four to a table.
2. Students may talk quietly at the table.
3. Students who need something must raise their hands so that the parent volunteers may
   get it while the students remain seated.
4. Students line up quietly to return to class.
5. Students are responsible for the cleanliness of their areas.
6. Any infraction to these rules can result in loss of cafeteria privileges.
7. All parents having lunch with their children must sit at the visitors table.
   Parents are to sit with their child only, no other student guests.
9. Please no high energy caffeine or energy drinks (I.E. Monster, Red Bull, Etc).
10. Students sitting with an adult must rejoin the class and leave when the rest of the class
    exits the cafeteria.

1. To show respect.
2. To be an active listener (Silent, Still, & Speaker Focused).
3. To have good manners.
4. To exercise self-control.

                       BUILDING LEADERSHIP TEAM

Each campus has a Building Leadership Team (BLT). The BLT, chaired by the campus
principal, functions as the guiding force in campus level goal setting and planning for
student success. The BLT, representing all segments of the campus and its community, is
instrumental in the site-based decision making process; communicating, advising,
researching, monitoring, and recommending actions designed to improve student
performance. Each BLT shall include: at least two parents and two community residents
selected through a process determined by the campus principal and at least three campus-
based professional employees other than the principal (not less than two-thirds of the
professional employees serving on the council shall be classroom teachers; the remaining
employee members shall be non-teaching professional employees). BLT representatives
shall be elected or selected annually.
Every staff member shall be involved in the campus improvement process. If not serving
on the BLT, a staff member will be part of a task action committee that is a sub-
committee of the BLT. Each task force committee is responsible for the development
and monitoring of the action plan related to one of the campus performance objectives
spelled out in the campus plan of action.

Any concerns may be given to any member who in turn will bring it before the BLT.
Meetings are held 3 times a year at 3:00 PM starting in September.

                              BUS INFORMATION

The district makes school bus transportation available to all students living two or more
miles from school. This service is provided at no cost to students. Bus routes and any
subsequent changes are posted at the school. Further information may be obtained by
calling Durham Transportation at 972/221-4557.

Riding the bus is a privilege. Improper conduct on the bus will result in bus privileges
being denied. Only regularly scheduled bus students may ride the school bus daily. Bus
students go immediately to the bus as soon as they are dismissed from school. Students
will be expected to follow L.I.S.D. bus conduct regulations. A student who wishes to
ride the bus home with a regular bus rider must have a note from his/her parent. THIS

Students are expected to assist District staff in ensuring that buses remain in good
condition and that transportation is provided safely. When riding school buses, students
are subject to behavioral standards established in the Student Code of Conduct and the
School Bus Rider's Safety Handbook (provided by Durham Transportation). Teachers
are expected to review the following rules for riding the school bus with their students.

1. Be at the bus at least five (5) minutes before, but not more than ten (10) minutes prior
   to bus time.
2. Wait in line on the curb until the bus doors are open.
3. If you miss the bus, do NOT run after it.
4. Do not carry big and clumsy objects onto the bus.
5. Use the hand rail to get on and off the bus.
1. Students are under the direct authority of the bus driver.
2. Follow the bus driver’s instructions.
3. Be kind, considerate and respectful to others.
4. Have written permission from a parent/guardian to leave the bus other than at the
    regular stop or at school.
5. Students are to be in their assigned seat when the door closes and the bus begins to
    move. No standing or switching of seats unless the bus driver has approved the
    seating change.
6. Keep hands and feet, books and all other objects to oneself and out of the aisles.
7. Refrain from swearing, rude gestures, and teasing (verbal or nonverbal). Use
    appropriate language at all times.
8. Throw no objects in the bus or out of the bus.
9. Follow the student code of conduct for LISD at all times.
10. Keep noise and activity at a level that does not distract the driver.
11. Refrain from eating on the bus.

1. Beware of the bus danger zones.
2. When approaching or leaving the bus, always cross in front of the bus where
   the driver can see you.
3. If you can touch the bus when you're walking along side of it, you're too close.
4. Wait for a signal from the driver before crossing the street.
5. If you drop something, ask a patrol or adult to get it for you -- DO NOT GET

Students who misbehave on the bus will be referred for discipline to the office. This
discipline referral must be signed by parents. Students, who continue to misbehave,
may lose bus privileges.

Consequences for misconduct:
First Offense: Driver gives a verbal warning, naming the behavior and the student(s)
Second Offense: Driver changes seat assignment and documents misconduct.
Third Offense: Driver issues first misconduct report. A parent conference or written
notification by principal or assistant principal will be sent home with your student.
Fourth Offense: Driver issues second misconduct report. A suspension from the bus for
3 to 5 days by principal or assistant principal may be given to your student. Parent
conference to be held before reinstatement, (may include driver and student).

                            CAFETERIA SERVICES

 The cost of breakfast is $1.00 and will be served from 7:20 A.M. – 7:50 A.M. Please
have students arrive at school in sufficient time to eat breakfast before 7:50 A.M.
Students should be in their respective classrooms by 7:40. Snacks will no longer be sold
during breakfast serving time.

 Student lunches are $2.10. Milk is $.65 and ice cream can be purchased for $.90 (only on
Friday’s). Parents or students may purchase meal cards from the cafeteria any day
between 7:20 A.M. and 7:50 A.M. Please make checks payable to the SCHOOL
LUNCH FUND. If a child arrives without lunch money, the cafeteria will not loan
money, but will provide the child milk, a sandwich and/or vegetables. We enjoy having
parents join us for lunch; cost for adults is $3.00. Parents wishing to have lunch with
their child will need to send a note to the teacher to assist with lunch count. Students
attending district schools are not allowed to leave campus during the lunch time. Parents
must stop by the visitor’s desk to sign-in and obtain a visitors badge. Parents are to sit at
the guest table with their student only. Parents are asked to refrain having lunch with their
children on STAAR days for testing confidentiality. NO GLASS CONTAINERS ARE
CAFFIEN/ENERGY DRINKS FOR LUNCH. Students will leave with their class at the
end of their lunch period. If your child forgot their lunch, parents may place the lunch in
the designated grade draw with the students name on the lunch box. The student will
retrieve their lunch prior to their scheduled lunch time.

Hunger Free Kids Act is changing the method in which reimbursable meals are calculated
for the 2012-13 school year. Effective July 1, standards to the federal school
requirements have been updated. Reimbursable meals will be calculated in the following

      Students will use a new food diagram created by the USDA to illustrate the five
       food components (groups) used to build a healthy diet.
      Students must take at least one-half cup of fruit or vegetables each day.
      Students are required to take at least three different food groups, up to five total,
       with at least one being a fruit and/or vegetable.
      Half of the grain items served this year will be whole grain.

Online lunch accounts may be accessed, balances checked, and payments made at Your student’s account number can be obtained
from the attendance clerk. Menus may be viewed online at

LUNCH SCHEDULE                 Kindergarten           10:25-10:55
                               First Grade            10:45-11:15
                               Second Grade           11:10-11:40
                               Third Grade            11:30-12:00
                               Fourth Grade           11:55-12:25
                               Fifth Grade            12:20-12:50

BIRTHDAY TREATS AND CLASS SNACKS—parents may bring in class snacks for
birthday sharing. Please bring them to the office. All birthday snacks will be shared at
2:30. Parents are not allowed to the birthday sharing. All class snacks must be
individually wrapped or packaged and purchased from a retailer vender approved by
health inspectors. Please notify the teacher prior to sending in treats. We are asking that
no cupcakes/ cakes be brought to school. Frosting accidents ruin the carpet.
Please do not send balloons, ice cream cakes, goody bags, etc. These are considered
distractions and will not be delivered to the classrooms. Teacher birthday parties are not
allowed due to the fact some teachers do not have homeroom classes. Also, these parties
take away from the academic time required by the state.


Fifth grade students will be provided the opportunity to participate in a two day outdoor
school experience with their teachers at Briarhill Camp in Copper Canyon, Texas.
Lessons along trails incorporate and extend the geological and environmental concepts
students have been learning in their classrooms. Parent chaperones, passing criminal
history checks, serve as counselors for each small group of students. The objectives of
this outdoor program are:
       To provide academic experiences for students in an outdoor setting
       To provide sensory experiences to help students develop an awareness of and
         appreciation for the interdependence of the natural and physical worlds.
       To provide social experiences for students which promote a cooperative spirit
         and team building within the group and independence.
       Times have changed - No late nights.


CONCERNS--Usually student or parent concerns can be addressed simply--by a phone
call or a conference with the teacher. For those concerns that cannot be handled so
easily, the District has adopted a standard policy. In general, a parent or student should
first discuss the complaint with the teacher. If unresolved, a written notice and a request
for a conference should be sent to the Principal. If still unresolved, the District provides
for the concern to be presented to the Zone Leaders, then perhaps the Superintendent.
The district office will ask if you have spoken to the teacher and administration, first.

CONFERENCES--Parent conferences are regularly scheduled throughout the school year.
Please make every effort to cooperate with the teacher in scheduling and meeting these
appointments. Furthermore, we encourage conferences between parents and teachers any
time they are needed. The elementary report card shall indicate both academic progress
and citizenship. Citizenship grades are important indicators of the student's acceptance of
responsibility, self-control, and cooperation. All parents are requested to have a minimum
of at least 1 conference per semester.

FACEBOOK—Look us up on Facebook and be our friend. We post activities and
upcoming events each day on our Facebook page. You can find us at:

PARENT MESSAGES--All phone messages will be placed in the teacher's mailbox.
Please be sure to phone by 2:15 (the end of the day can be very hectic). If changing the
way your child is going home on any given day, please send a note to the teacher or e-
mail her the morning of the change. Late calls to the office may result in your child not
getting the message in time!

ONLINE NEWSLETTERS—Teachers will post current information using online
newsletters Student tab, Elem SchoolWeb, click on Flower Mound
Elementary then locate your teacher’s name. You will need the teachers Enrollment key
to view their newsletter.

PTA NEWSLETTERS—Falcon Footnotes will be posted on the FME website for
upcoming activities and events.

SKYLERT –This is an automated system that will call out with information of upcoming
events and information regarding Flower Mound Elementary.

STUDENT LEAD CONFERENCES—Flower Mound Elementary is implementing a new
program this year. Your student will participate in a Student Lead Conference in which
your child with the help of the teacher will explain to you their goals and objectives for
reaching their optimal potential.

TRANSPORATION CHANGES—It is important for children to know how they are getting
home each day. Please tell your child BEFORE they leave for school. Send a note if an
unexpected change should be needed. Also please call the school before 10:30 so teachers
can be sure to get the information at lunch time. Please make sure all calls to the office
are made before 2:15 since the office can get hectic at the end of the day.

USE OF TELEPHONE--Please DO NOT tell children to call you at the end of the day for
after-school instructions. The use of the telephone by students for outgoing calls is re-
stricted to emergencies only. Children should be told in advance what to do after school
or on a rainy day. The fact that it is raining does not constitute an emergency. After-
school plans of a social nature should be made prior to the school day. Children will
NOT be allowed to call home for forgotten items (this includes homework and lunch).
Students will be called from class to receive telephone calls only in case of an emergency
and after principal approval. Other messages will be placed in the teacher's mailbox.

WEBSITE—Our school website is and

The Lewisville Independent School District's guidance curriculum provides a means of
helping students learn skills that the State Board of Education has identified as priority
needs of students. Through the guidance curriculum activities, students develop: self-
esteem, motivation to achieve, decision-making, goal setting and planning skills, problem
solving skills, interpersonal effectiveness, communication skills, cross-cultural effective-
ness, and responsible behavior. These activities are taught through classroom presenta-
tions, small group interaction, and to individuals. The counselor as a member of the

instructional team is a vital resource to students, teachers, administrators, and parents in
helping to build skills needed to meet the dynamic forces of our society. The school
counselor does not conduct therapy sessions. The Lewisville Comprehensive Guidance
Program is an integral part of each school's total educational program. The basic goal of
school guidance is to enhance the student's educational development. Conversations with
the counselor are confidential. Please contact the school counselor at 469-713-5955 if she
can be of assistance to you or your child.

                       CRIMINAL HISTORY CHECKS
A CRIMINAL HISTORY check must be completed and approved for all parents/guardians
to work with students or attend field trips. Please complete a criminal history the first
week of school. The form can be completed on-line at Click on “schools”
then “volunteer application”, Fill in the required information and click “Continue”. When
finished, make sure to “submit” do not X out of the window. Please notify the office
by completing the “Volunteer Response” form when you have
completed the application. The district does not notify the school when the
application has been completed. The application process normally takes three weeks.
2009 Criminal History Checks will expire this year.

Our curriculum follows the guidelines set by Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills.
There is a committee that adopts the curriculum each year for our district. The curriculum
is available for viewing upon request and online. Go to the LISD website and click on
the “parent” tab, go to parent resources and choose the grade you would like to see or go
to LISD Life at .

                           DRESS AND GROOMING
Each year a number of requests are directed to our office concerning the type of clothing
which might be suitable for school wear. The District's dress code is established to teach
grooming and hygiene, prevents disruption, and minimizes safety hazards. Students and
parents may determine a student's personal dress and grooming standards, provided that
they comply with the following guidelines.

      All students must be clean and neatly groomed.
      Student's hair, by the nature of the style, shall not tend to create a distraction.
       Hair should be of a natural color. Colors should not be extreme (no pinks, orange,
       green, purple, etc). No mohawks.
      Clothing which, in the opinion of the professional staff, would be deemed in-
       appropriate or offensive for school in general, shall not be allowed; i.e., among,
       but not limited to, split sides, see-through clothing, halters, bare shoulder tops,
       midriffs, fishnet tops, tank tops, bike shorts, or pants not worn at the natural
      Male students may wear long pants or shorts (4 inches from top of knee) of
       appropriate length (at or about mid-thigh or longer but should not drag the
       ground) and shirts of appropriate length.
       Female students may wear skirts of appropriate length (4 inches from top of
       knee), long pants, or shorts of appropriate length (at or about mid-thigh or longer
       but should not drag the ground). Shirts must cover the shoulder. Straps must be 2
       inches wide. Shirts must cover midriff when hand is in a raised position.
      Appropriate undergarments shall be worn by all students.
      Students may not wear clothing that advertises by name or symbol any products
       that are not permitted in school, including, but not limited to:
                        drugs          profanity              alcohol
                        obscenities    tobacco                suggestive slogans
      No hats, sweatbands, or bandannas shall be worn in the school building,
       either by male or female students except on special days.
      For health reasons, students are required to wear enclosed shoes with strap at the
       heel. Sneakers or enclosed shoes are required for PE and are highly
       recommended daily. Due to increase PE time requirements, fire drills and
       safety issues, we suggest students wear tennis shoes daily. Flip-Flop style
       shoes are not allowed. Crocs must have a back strap.
      Wearing of metal, plastic, or rubber cleats is not allowed. Shoes with wheels are
       not permitted.
      The administration reserves the right to determine any inappropriate dress that it
       feels is disruptive to the school environment. Students will be given one warning.
       Students will be given the opportunity to correct this problem for the second
       infraction or be assigned to in-school suspension for the remainder of the day.

FME currently has 550 students. The ratio is 22 students per classroom in K-4 and 5th
grade is approximately 27 students per classroom by district guidelines. However, our
classes are usually smaller than the guidelines.


Extended School Day Program (ESD) is offered from 2:50-6:30 p.m. The program
follows the LISD calendar and is not in effect during school holidays, teacher in-service
days, or bad weather days. Please contact LISD Community Education Department at
(972) 219-0086 for more information.

The right to provide written consent before the school discloses personally identifiable
information (PII) from the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA
authorizes disclosure without consent.

One exception, which permits disclosure without consent, is disclosure to school officials
with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the school
as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or
medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel) or a person serving on the school
board. A school official also may include a volunteer or contractor outside of the school
who performs an institutional service of function for which the school would otherwise
use its own employees and who is under the direct control of the school with respect to
the use and maintenance of PII from education records, such as an attorney, auditor,
medical consultant, or therapist; a parent or student volunteering to serve on an official
committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee; or a parent, student, or other
volunteer assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official
has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in
order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.


PTA fundraising events include Membership, Cookie Dough, and Book Fairs. These
funds provide enrichment materials, transportations for field trips and school

FME participates in Texas Roadhouse, CC’s Pizza and grade level Lock-ins, one per
month. These funds provide assistance in needed supplies for classrooms.


There are a minimum of three major grades per six-weeks grading period in each subject
area (i.e. test, performance task/assessment, special projects, written composition, etc.).

There are a minimum of three minor grades per six-weeks grading period in each subject
area (i.e. group/individual assignment, Hands-on activities, fluency probes, workstations,
lab reports, etc.).

A student absent for any reason should promptly make up specific assignments missed
and/or complete additional in-depth study assigned by the teacher. A student who does
not make up assigned work within the time allotted by the teacher will receive a grade of
zero for the assignment(s).

Homework will not be included in the six weeks grades.

A student may be promoted only on the basis of academic achievement or demonstrated
proficiency of the subject matter of the grade level. An average of 70 in the core areas is

required for promotion to the next grade level. An average below 70 in the core areas
will result in retention. Promotion and retention is also based on attendance. The state
requires a student to be present for 90% of the school year. Students with excessive
absences may automatically be retained.

GRADES ON-LINE- An overview of your child’s grades or assignments are available
online at , quick links, grade access
Notification can also be set to automatically send grades and unexcused absence
information. Your child’s identification number can be obtained from the attendance
clerk or on their report cards.

Written reports of absences and student grades or performance in each class subject are
issued to parents once every 6 weeks. Teachers are required to submit grades at least once
per week. All grades will be updated on Monday. At the end of the first 3 weeks of a
grading period, parents are notified, in writing, if the student’s grade average is near or
below 70, or below the expected level of performance. If a student receives a grade of
less than 70 in any class or subject during a grading period, the parents will be requested
to schedule a conference with the teacher of that class or subject. The report card or
unsatisfactory progress report will state whether tutorials are required for a student who
receives a grade below 70 in a class or subject. Tutorials and enrichment activities will
be provided by the grade level or subject teacher, from 2:10-2:40 Monday-Thursday.
Classroom teachers will prepare individual and small group activities to address

Report cards and progress reports must be signed by the parent and returned to the
school within 4 days. Report cards are issued 6 times per school year.

Parents will receive evaluation Letters of Notification with the level for your child’s
Developmental Reading Assessment and Universal Math Inventory in the first, fourth and
sixth six weeks report cards.

If a student earns a grade below a 70 on a major grade, the teacher must re-teach, then re-
assess. After the re-teach/re-assess the higher of the two grades will be assigned, with the
maximum possible score of 70. In order to receive a re-assessment option, students must
turn in major grade assignments by the actual due date. Students must be re-taught
through small group, tutoring, peer teaming, etc, before re-assessment.

A student's school records are confidential and are protected from unauthorized
inspection or use. A cumulative record is maintained for each student from the time the
student enters the District until the time the student withdraws or graduates. This record
moves with the student from school to school. A parent/legal guardian wanting copies of
the “student complete file” must make this request in writing and give 24 hours notice.
There is a charge of $.10 per page for these copies.

By law, both parents, whether married, separated, or divorced, have access to the records
             of a student who is under 18 or a dependent for tax purposes. A parent whose rights have
             been legally terminated will be denied access to the records if the school is given a copy
             of the court order terminating these rights.

             The principal is custodian of all records for currently enrolled students at the assigned
             school. The Superintendent is the custodian of all records for students who have with-
             drawn or graduated. Records may be reviewed during regular school hours upon com-
             pletion of the written request form. The records custodian or designee will respond to
             reasonable requests for explanation and interpretation of the records. If circumstances
             prevent a parent or eligible student from inspecting the records, the District will either
             provide a copy of the requested records, or make other arrangements for the parent or
             student to review the requested records.

             Parents of a minor or of a student who is a dependent for tax purposes, the student (if 18
             or older), and school officials with legitimate educational interests are the only persons
             who have general access to a student's records. "School officials with legitimate educa-
             tional interests" include any employees, agents, or Trustees of the District; cooperatives
             of which the District is a member; or facilities with which the District's contracts for the
             placement of students with disabilities, as well as their attorneys and consultants, who
                   Working with the students;
                   Considering disciplinary or academic actions, the student's case, an Individual
                     Education Plan (IEP) for a student with disabilities under IDEA, or an
                     individually designed program for a student with disabilities under Section 504;
                   Compiling statistical data; or
                   Investigating or evaluating programs.

          The executive director of special education is the custodian of special education records
          for students with disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education
          Improvement Act (IDEA) who are currently enrolled, who have withdrawn, or who have
TITLE IX              The District designates the following person to coordinate its efforts to
COORDINATOR           comply with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended:
                             Name:        Dr. Kevin Rogers
                             Position:    Chief Operating Officer
                             Address:     1565 West Main Street, Lewisville, TX 75067
                             Telephone:   (972) 350-4750
ADA / SECTION 504       Reports of discrimination based on disability may be directed to the
COORDINATOR             ADA/Section 504 coordinator. The District designates the following person to
                        coordinate its efforts to comply with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities
                           Act of 1990, as amended, which incorporates and expands upon the
                           requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as
                            Name:         Dr. Paula Walker
                            Position:     Executive Director of Special Education
                            Address:      136 West Purnell, Lewisville, TX 75057
                            Telephone:    (469) 713-5203
                           HEALTH INFORMATION
Students will be given temporary care in the event of illness or injury during the school
hours. If your child has a medical problem, please make sure that the school is informed.
It is important that correct telephone numbers (home, work, mobile, pager, and
emergency) are on file in the office and health room.
The following guidelines should be used to help determine when your child should stay
home from school due to illness. These guidelines will also help the nurse decide when
to send the student home from school.
        Temperature of 100.4 or above (measure when no anti-fever medication given)
        (exclude until fever subsides; recommend that a student be fever-free for 24 hours
         before readmission.)
        Undetermined rash (recommend exclusion and readmit after rash is gone or with
         approval of physician)
        Ringworm of the scalp (exclude and readmit after treatment has begun)
        Diarrhea
        Vomiting two or more times in 24 hours (unless a physician feels the cause of
         vomiting is not an infectious disease or child is in no danger of becoming
        Red eyes with discharge or crusting around eyes (may exclude and readmit after
         effective medical treatment and approval of physician)
        Live head lice (exclude and readmit after one effective treatment has been given)
        Jaundice
        Communicable diseases listed by Department of State Health Services.

There will be no medication of any kind given to the student unless there is written
authorization from the parent, signed and dated. All prescription drugs must be in the
original prescription bottle with instructions on the label. All other medications must be
in the original container as well as accompanied by a parent note with complete
instructions for proper and safe administration. Dose and frequency cannot exceed
package directions without a physician’s order. Medications that will be given for more
than 5 days must also have a written physician’s order. All medications must be stored
and dispensed from the health room. Students are not allowed to transport medication to
and from school.

list of required immunizations can be obtained from your school nurse or from the LISD
website at Click on Departments and then click on Student Health
Services to find a link to the immunization website through the Department of State
Health Services. Please refer specific questions to your campus nurse. Students will be
screened for vision, hearing, spinal, and acanthosis nigricans at scheduled intervals.

If your child cannot participate in PE or is unable to go outside during recess, a note must
be sent to the homeroom teacher stating restrictions and the number of days for the
restriction. If restricted for more than three days in a row, a doctor’s excuse may be

Injuries to Students, Parents, Volunteers and Visitors
The Texas Tort Claims Act states that school districts in the State of Texas are immune
from any liability because of bodily injury or property damage which occurs as the result
of the operation of the school district except for the operation of motor vehicles -
§101.051 Civil Practices & Remedies Code.

As a result, Lewisville ISD is not financially responsible for any injury to a student,
parent, volunteer, or visitor that occurs on any property owned by Lewisville ISD, or
while the injured party was under the supervision of the District, unless the injury was the
direct result of the District’s use of a motor vehicle. If you have questions concerning an
injury or property damage that occurred on property owned by Lewisville ISD, please
contact the District’s Insurance Office at 469-948-8104.

Lewisville ISD does maintain student accident insurance for students participating in UIL
activities – 7th grade through 12th grade – Maximum $25,000 per injury.

Any student that is injured as the result of participating in the above activities is covered
on a secondary basis by a policy purchased by Lewisville ISD. Parents must first file on
their own insurance. The District’s accident policy will only pay after the parent(s) has
filed on their own policy and submits proof.

In addition to the accident policy purchased by Lewisville ISD to cover students that
participants in the above activities, Lewisville ISD makes available each year a voluntary
accident policy that parents can purchase for their children. For more information about
the voluntary accident policy, go to or call 800-366-4810. Parents can
also contact the LISD Insurance Office to obtain a brochure explaining the voluntary
accident policy.

If you have questions regarding the District’s UIL/Camp insurance or the voluntary
accident insurance available to students, please call the District’s Insurance Office at 469-

Homework is the responsibility of the child to whom it was assigned; however, it is the
partnership of parents, children, teachers, and administrators, which empowers student
success. Please ask your child about homework assignments daily. Look over the
assignment with your child: your emphasis on the importance of completing assigned
tasks will reap many rewards, both now and in the future years. All 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade
students are required to keep an assignment book. Ask your student to review this with

All Flower Mound students have built-in homework every night. Kindergarten and First
Grade students should read or be read to 20 minutes nightly. All other students should
read 30 minutes nightly. This can be accomplished by obtaining a supplementary reader
from the child's teacher. For students in Fourth and Fifth, it is recommended that Social
Studies and Science chapters be re-read and summarized in paragraph form as a
homework assignment. In addition there will be weekly spelling progress in Words Their
Way and occasional practice with math if that is a weakness. The operations of addition,
subtraction, multiplication, and division should be practiced nightly by grades 1-5
respectively. We ask for close parent supervision of homework to assure student success.
Any unfinished classwork is automatically homework. Stand alone homework will not
be included in the six-weeks grades.

Excused Make-up Work. Make-up work will be given to student upon return to school
after an illness. It shall be returned to school for grading within 2 days. For a lengthy
illness (more than 1 week), the student will have one day per day out ill.

THE ''HIDDEN'' VALUES OF HOMEWORK (John Rosemond, Ending the Homework
Hassle, 1990)
Responsibility--Homework teaches kids to fulfill their obligations. Kids also learn to
hold themselves accountable for their mistakes and successes. But, when parents get too
involved these lessons don't get learned.
Autonomy--When teachers start assigning homework, it's probably the first time a
person outside the family has assigned tasks to the child. Completing homework teaches
the child he can stand on his own two feet.
Perseverance--Most parents want to protect their children from frustration. "Little do
they realize that more often than not, making a child's life easier in the present will only
make it harder in the future."
Time management--Learning to manage time is one of the most valuable skills your
child can learn.
Initiative--Homework can help students learn to be self-motivated. However: "Initiative
is like muscle. If it's exercised, it strengthens."

                                LOST AND FOUND
If your child is missing articles, please have him/her check the lost and found housed at
the main hallway. Parents can check for lost items at PTA meetings or whenever they are
in the building. Small or valuable items are kept in the office.


School Board Policy FNCD and FNCF states that students shall not possess or use
tobacco products, alcohol, controlled substances or dangerous drugs while on campus.
Such violations may result in expulsion.

Each grade level plans trips to enhance the curriculum or provide enrichment opportu-
nitites. Parents are needed as chaperones to enhance learning and safety. Each grade will
need a different number of parents. Younger children need more adults than older
students. Background checks must be completed 3 weeks prior to chaperoning a field
trip. It would be helpful to have the background check completed at the beginning of the
school year. Sometimes, the event itself may limit the number of participants and tickets
available. Only designated chaperones should attend the trip with the grade level.
For safety reasons, siblings will not be permitted to attend field trips. Information
regarding destinations and number of parents needed will be provided by each grade level
as soon as the trips are scheduled. No parent will be invited to attend a field trip if their
criminal history check has not been approved. Please complete this process as soon as
possible. A LISD School Related Absences Parent/Guardian Form must be completed
for all situations where a child leaves a school during the day to attend a school-related
activity. 2009 Criminal History Checks will expire this year.

There will be two parties—Winter Holiday and end of school. Please consult your room
representative or PTA room representative chair person for party guidelines. We ask that
all Room Mothers/Dads adhere to this schedule. The minimal food values do not apply to
our three party days. Valentine’s Day will be celebrated in the classroom. PTA will
provide refreshments.

No celebrating Teacher Birthday

If your child is to be restricted from physical activity, the teacher needs a daily note
specifying the restriction. If he or she is to miss more than three consecutive days, a
written doctor's excuse is necessary. Please see that your child dresses in an appropriate
manner for participating in physical education activities. Casual clothing and tennis
shoes are advised to minimize the risk of injury. We also encourage your child to dress
for the weather conditions. This is a part of health care that your child needs to start to
remain in good health all year.

Supply Lists are available in the office and on the LISD website. Supplies should be
replenished as needed. Wrap packs are offered at cost by the PTA in May and will be
delivered to your child's room at the start of the next school year on the first day of
school. Additional Assignment Books are available in the office.

They set goals. Goals help students focus on what is important. If they have a vision of
where they want to go, they're more likely to get there. Students find it easier to say "no"
to irresponsible behavior because they are saying "yes" to their vision of the future.
They plan their time. Use a calendar to help students learn to organize his/her time and
plan time for homework.
They study every day. Learning any subject is like building a brick wall--you do it
steadily, one step at a time.
They take notes in class. Teachers will almost always spell out what they think is im-
portant. Review notes before a test and watch grades go up.
They have the tools they need. Responsible students never show up without pencil,
paper, and books as needed.
They keep their commitments. Responsible students honor their commitments, to
others, and to themselves, completing assignments well and on time. They do their share
of the group project and go to soccer practice even when it's cold.
They get ready ahead of time. Responsible students have learned that being late, or
being early, is controlled by their choice. They take time before bedtime to get ready for
the next day laying out clothes and packing lunch and backpacks.

Experts say if we repeat an action every day for 21 days it's likely to become automatic!

                      NEW STUDENT ENROLLMENT
All incoming students to Flower Mound Elementary need to provide these documents for
enrollment: Birth Certificate, Social Security Card, Immunization Records, Proof of
Residency, guardian driver’s license and any withdrawal documents from previous
school. Enrollment information is maintained in the office and by the school nurse.
Please keep all phone numbers and pick-up information current.

                      NO WORKSHEET WEDNESDAY

We have implemented a new program called “No Worksheet Wednesday”. All activities
will be hands-on, technology based or another form of innovative learning. This will
occur at least once a month.

                           PARENT INVOLVEMENT
We encourage you to become a school volunteer by volunteering in the classroom,
cafeteria, library, motor lab, computer lab, workroom, etc. You can also help by being a
reading assistant, sponsor special events, or serve as a mentor. We highly encourage
participation in campus parent organizations. Parents have the opportunity to support and
be involved in various school activities, either as leaders or in supporting roles. Be sure
to join PTA!

      A CRIMINAL HISTORY check must be completed and approved for all
       parents/guardians to work with students or attend field trips. Please complete a
       criminal history the first week of school. The form can be completed on-line at Click on “parent” then “application volunteer/background”, Fill in
       the required information and click “Continue”. When finished, make sure to
       “submit” do not X out of the window. Please notify the office when you have
       completed the application. The application process normally takes three weeks.
       Background checks that were completed in 2009 will expire
       in August. Please contact the office to make sure that you
       are on the 2012-2013 volunteer list.
You may also offer to serve as a parent representative on the District-Level or campus-
level planning committees formulating educational goals and plans to improve student
achievement. For more information, contact the school principal. The LISD Board
meetings are held the second Monday of each month. This is an opportunity for
individuals to learn more about the District operations.

                           SAFETY AND SECURITY

Our campus has a set of security doors inside our main hall. Visitors will have to enter
the office prior to going into the main hallway.

With all the recent school incidents, we truly understand the need for safety. Toward
establishing a safe and orderly environment at our school, we have addressed the
     Drills for fire, tornado, and security are practiced regularly.
     All adults entering the building (regardless of the time) must use the front door
        and stop by the office to obtain a visitor's pass. Do not visit classrooms without
        a scheduled visit.
        School doors will be locked; except for the main door (this does not prevent
        students from exiting).
     All employees have been asked to approach anyone in the halls without
     Our existing emergency plans will be reviewed by our BLT and Flower Mound
        Police, making changes whenever needed.
     Copies of our emergency plan will be on file at the school, as well as at the
        Administration Building.
     We ask parents to call early if their child will be absent. An answering machine is
        available to take your calls before 7:20 AM. Please call 469-713-5955 with
        student’s name, teacher/grade, reason for absence, when the student will return to
        school and if you would like to pick up missed work.
     A driver’s license must be shown when picking up a student early from school.
        There is a sign out procedure on the office computer. Your child will be called to
        the office by the office staff. Please do not go to the classroom to get your child.
     Students are not allowed to leave with anyone who is not listed on the emergency
        form or without a note from the parent giving permission for the particular adult
        to pick up your child.
     Name plates for visor will be issued and all parents are asked to use them daily
        when picking up their children.
     Teachers or office staff will escort all visitors/parents to classrooms for
        conferences or visits.
     If requesting to visit/observe your child’s classroom. Parents are asked to
        schedule the visitation through the principal’s office. District policy states a limit
        of two observations per semester for 45 minutes each visit.
     See additional campus visitor procedures in the “Visitor” section of the handbook.

 Fire Safety presentation will be presented to all grade levels.
Our counselor will present to students in their classrooms how to be alert for strangers,
gun safety, conflict resolution, etc.
Our District has a Crisis and Response Express (CARE) providing twenty-five counselors
and psychologists to minister to student needs.
Please review the following tips with your child (ren) to ensure their safety to and from
    Show your child a safe route to walk to and from school or the bus stop. If your
        child is a bus rider, please refer to "Bus Information" and "School Bus Rider's
        Safety Handbook" (provided by Durham Transportation).
    Send your child to school at the same time other children are on their way not too
        early and not too late. Walking with a group is safer than walking alone.
    Show your child where to cross the street using the designated crosswalks.
    Be sure your child understands to come straight home from school.
    Remind your child never to talk to strangers.
    Please send a note to the teacher when transportation plans are changed. We
        DO NOT allow changes in transportation without notice from

The Lewisville Independent School District is required by the Texas Structural Pest
Control Board and the Texas Department of Health to notify you of the following:

      The school periodically applies pesticides. Information concerning these
       applications may be obtained from Sam Russell (469) 713-5200.

Any school personnel that makes application on a routine basis of any pesticides, insec-
ticides or herbicides at a school or on school property must be either a licensed non-
commercial applicator or a technician. The Texas Structural Pest Control Board will be
reviewing and setting standards in the near future for the technician category in non-
commercial. Technicians must work under direct supervision of the noncommercial
certified applicator.

A notification of pest control treatment must be posted at least 48 hours in advance. The
purpose of the notice is to inform employees and faculty that a pest control treatment will
be done. Also, a consumer information sheet must be provided to any employee upon re-
quest. Students may not re-enter a treated area for at 12 hours following application.
Outside application areas cannot be used by students for 12 hours following treatment.
These re-entry restrictions apply to normal academic and extracurricular activities.

All pest control use records shall be maintained on the employer's premises for two years.
The records must include the name and address of customer (supervisor), name of pesti-
cides or devices used, amounts of pesticides or devices used, percent in solution of pest-
cides used, purpose for which the pesticides or devices were used (target pest), and date
pesticide or devices were used (school campus). The records must be made available to
an employee of the Structural Pest Control Board upon request.

Federal law requires that "directory information" on a child be released by the District to
anyone who requests it unless written objection is filed within ten days of the time this
             handbook was given to the student. Directory information ordinarily includes the
             student's name, and telephone number. Flower Mound Elementary does not publish a
             student directory.

             At the Parent Orientation (or registration for late students) parents will be asked to sign a
             form to deny release of their child's personnel information for commercial purposes if
             denial is requested.

             If parents request that their student’s work, picture and name not be released. Their
             picture will NOT appear in the student annual or local newspapers.

                                           SPECIAL PROGRAMS
             The District provides special programs for gifted and talented students, bilingual
             students, migrant students, students with limited English proficiency, dyslexic students,
             and students with disabilities (special education/504).

TITLE IX                 The District designates the following person to coordinate its efforts to
COORDINATOR              comply with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended:
                             Name:        Dr. Kevin Rogers
                             Position:    Chief Operating Officer
                             Address:     1565 West Main Street, Lewisville, TX 75067
                             Telephone:   (972) 350-4750
ADA / SECTION 504       Reports of discrimination based on disability may be directed to the
COORDINATOR             ADA/Section 504 coordinator. The District designates the following person to
                        coordinate its efforts to comply with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities
                           Act of 1990, as amended, which incorporates and expands upon the
                           requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as
                            Name:         Dr. Paula Walker
                            Position:     Executive Director of Special Education
                            Address:      136 West Purnell, Lewisville, TX 75057
                            Telephone:    (469) 713-5203

                                          “Fine Arts” SCHEDULE
                                    8:40--9:25      Fourth Grade
                                    9:35--10:20     Third Grade
                                    10:30--11:15    Second Grade
                                    11:15           Lunch for Fine Arts
                                    11:45-12:30     Kindergarten
                                    12:35-1:15      First Grade
                                    1:30--2:15      Fifth Grade

             Fine Art’s teachers post upcoming information and programs on , students,
             SchoolWeb Elementary, Teacher’s name, and password.

LISDOLA                4th grade      11/29/12
LISDOLA                1st grade      4/2/13
Elm Fork               3rd grade      9/24/12
Science Camp           5th grade      1/8/13 and 1/9/13

                            SEXUAL HARASSMENT

The District forbids employee conduct constituting sexual harassment or sexual abuse of
students. The District forbids students from engaging in unwanted and unwelcome
verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature directed toward another student or a District
employee. The District encourages parental and student support in its efforts to address
and prevent sexual harassment and sexual abuse in the public schools.

                         SUPERINTENDENT’S LIST
The Superintendent no longer sends out lists of sexual offenders in the community but
this may be obtained online from the LISD website or the Town of Flower Mound.


Student Guidelines LISD Electronic Communications System
 Lewisville Independent School District provides a variety of electronic communications
systems for educational purposes. The electronic communications system is defined as
the District’s network (including the wireless network), servers, computer
workstations, mobile technologies, peripherals, applications, databases, online
resources, Internet access, email, and any other technology designated for use by
students, including all new technologies as they become available. This also includes
any access to the Lewisville ISD electronics system while on or near school property, in
school vehicles and at school-sponsored activities, and includes the appropriate use of
district technology resources via off-campus remote access. Please note that the Internet
is a network of many types of communication and information networks, including Web
2.0 resources (Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, etc.), and is part of the district’s electronic
communications systems. Web 2.0 applications offer a variety of 21st Century
communication, collaboration, and educational creativity opportunities. In a 21st Century
school system, technologies, the Internet, and Web 2.0 tools are essential.
In accordance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act, Lewisville Independent School
District educates staff and students regarding appropriate online behavior to insure
Internet safety, including use of email and Web 2.0 resources, and has deployed filtering
technology and protection measures to restrict access to inappropriate content such as
those that are illegal, harmful, or contain potentially offensive information. While every
effort is made to provide the most secure and optimal learning environment, it is not
possible to absolutely prevent access (accidental or otherwise) to inappropriate content. It

is each student’s responsibility to follow the guidelines for appropriate and
acceptable use.

      Students must only open, view, modify, and delete their own computer files.
      Internet use at school must be directly related to school assignments and projects.
      Students will be assigned individual email and network accounts and must use
       only those accounts and passwords that they have been granted permission by the
       district to use. All account activity should be for educational purposes only.
      Students must immediately report threatening messages or discomforting Internet
       files/sites to a teacher.
      Students must at all times use the district’s electronic communications system,
       including email, wireless network access, and Web 2.0 tools/resources to
       communicate only in ways that are kind and respectful.
      Students are responsible at all times for their use of the district’s electronic
       communications system and must assume personal responsibility to behave
       ethically and responsibly, even when technology provides them freedom to do

      Using the district’s electronic communications system for illegal purposes
       including, but not limited to, cyberbullying, gambling, pornography, and
       computer hacking.
      Disabling or attempting to disable any system monitoring or filtering or security
      Sharing user names and passwords with others; and/or borrowing someone else’s
       username, password, or account access.
      Purposefully opening, viewing, using or deleting files belonging to another
       system user without permission.
      Electronically posting personal information about one’s self or others (i.e.,
       addresses, phone numbers, and pictures).
      Downloading or plagiarizing copyrighted information without permission from
       the copyright holder.
      Intentionally introducing a virus or other malicious programs onto the district’s
      Electronically posting messages or accessing materials that are abusive, obscene,
       sexually oriented, threatening, harassing, damaging to another’s reputation, or

Student Guidelines LISD Electronic Communications System
      Wasting or abusing school resources through unauthorized system use (e.g.,
       playing online games, downloading music, watching video broadcast,
       participating in chat rooms, etc.).
      Gaining unauthorized access to restricted information or network resources.

Cyberbullying is defined as the use of any Internet-connected device for the purpose of
bullying, harassing, or intimidating another student. This includes, but may not be limited
     Sending abusive text messages to cell phones, computers, or Internet-connected
       game consoles.
     Posting abusive comments on someone’s blog or social networking site (e.g.,
       MySpace or Facebook).
     Creating a social networking site or web page that masquerades as the victim’s
       personal site and using it to embarrass him or her.
     Making it appear that the victim is posting malicious comments about friends to
       isolate him or her from friends.
     Posting the victim’s personally identifiable information on a site to put them at
       greater risk of contact by predators.
     Sending abusive comments while playing interactive games.
     Taking photos--often using a cell phone camera--and posting them online,
       sometimes manipulating them to embarrass the target.

      Appropriate disciplinary or legal action in accordance with the Student Code of
       Conduct and applicable laws including monetary damages.
      Suspension of access to the district’s electronic communications system.
      Revocation of the district’s electronic communications system account(s); and/or
      Termination of System User Account: The district may deny, revoke, or suspend
       specific user’s access to the district’s system with or without cause or notice for
       lack of use, violation of policy or regulations regarding acceptable network use, or
       as a result of disciplinary actions against the user.
      Possible criminal action.

Electronic Communication Devices: Bring Your Own Technology
LISD is excited about the new learning opportunities available through Bring Your Own
Technology. It is our goal that students and teachers will collaborate in rich, engaging
learning experiences using technology. Students may bring their own technology and
utilize personal electronic communication devices at school and at school activities.
Students may use these devices in the classroom when the teacher deems them
appropriate for educational purposes. All devices must remain silent or be put away
unless being used within a lesson during class time. Students may also use devices during
non-instructional times, such as passing periods, lunch and before/after school.
Devices include, but are not limited to, the following: notebooks, smart phones, iPhones,
iPads, iPods, mp3 players and eReaders. All devices should be clearly labeled with
student’s full name. Students are responsible for personal property brought to school and
should keep personal items with self or in a locked space. Devices should be charged
prior to bringing to school.
In the event the technology is used inappropriately, normal disciplinary consequences
may occur.

Flower Mound Elementary is rated an “Exemplary School”.
In addition to routine testing and other measures of achievement, students at certain grade
levels will take state assessment test (STAAR) or the Alternative Assessment.

      Reading and Mathematics: each year in grades 3, 4, and 5.
      Writing: Grade 4
      Science: Grade 5

To receive a high school diploma, students must successfully pass exit-level tests in
English language arts and mathematics or end-of-course examinations in Alegbra I,
English II, and in either Biology I or United States History.

STAAR Test Calendar:
Third grade Math              4/23/13        Reading        4/24/13

Fourth Grade Writing          4/2/13 and 4/3/13
             Math             4/23/13
             Reading          4/24/13

Fifth Grade    Math           4/2/13         Reading        4/3/13
               Science        4/24/13

Students in K-2nd grades, students who are academically at-risk and students new to the
district will be tested for reading at the beginning, middle and end of the school year
using the Diagnostic Reading Assessment (DRA). Students in K-2nd are assessed in the
area of Math using the Universal Math Screening at the beginning, middle and end of the
school year.


The student, parent, or guardian will be responsible for the proper use and care of
textbooks. They are responsible for stolen, lost, or damaged textbooks and are required
to pay the school for any replacements or fines. (Education Code 31.104)

FINE of $10.00 for minor damage to the binding, outer cover, or writing on the outer
edges of book pages, and for damaged pages to include but not limited to: torn, soiled, or
written on.

FINE of $17.00 to replace a textbook cover that has been extensively damaged (this
includes discoloration and damage to the cover caused by using book covers not provided
by the district).

FINE of $5.00 for replacement of the barcode that was defaced or removed if the student
can verify the book was issued to him/her.

FULL PRICE of book for water damage, graffiti, excessive markings, missing pages,
lost, stolen, broken binding, removing the tracking number or barcode if student cannot
verify the book was issued to him/her or any book deemed unusable by Campus

When using Assess Charge on TipWeb, charges cannot be less than $5.00 or more then
50% of the cost of the book. If charges for the damage to a textbook exceed 50% of the
cost of the book, then the book is to be considered Lost to the District and full price will
be charged for the book.

Any textbooks that have been paid for in full by a student become the property of the
student. If the book is not lost but damaged, on the inside front cover, indicate that the
book has been paid for in full and put the date.

Fines paid on textbooks shall also be noted on the inside front cover at the time the fine is

                                      VIDEO USE

Only films and videos that are related to the instructional program should be used in the
classroom. At the elementary school level, a film or video that is rated “PG” and that is
related to the instructional program may be shown in its entirety only with prior written
permission from the parents as well as the building principal. Short clips or segments of
“PG” films used for instructional purposes do not have to be pre-approved. G films will
only need principal approval if planning to show entire movie. Films housed in the
school library are approved for viewing in the classroom. Films or videos that do not
possess a rating may be shown only after being reviewed and approved by the building

                     CAMPUS VISITORS PROCEDURE
Parents are always welcome at Flower Mound Elementary. The safety of our students is of
utmost importance. All visitors, including parents, are required to report to the Main Office to
sign in. All visitors must present a current driver’s license or state ID in exchange for a
visitor’s pass. LISD schools utilize RAPTOR Visitor sign-in system which works with the
National Sex Offender Registry. All visitors should be prepared to present their photo ID at
each school visited. A visitor, at the discretion of the principal, may be required to present
photo ID on subsequent visits. On subsequent visits, the receptionist will ask the visitor to
either scan their ID or enter their name into the computer. NOTE: Since all visitors will be
screened by RAPTOR, there is no administrative requirement to escort parents and
volunteers unless determined by a campus administrator.

       Lewisville ISD employees must present their badge upon entering a building.
       Current students who are visitors participating as part of a cooperative
        secondary/elementary school function, must present a school ID but are not
        required to be scanned for Raptor.

Parent’s Classroom Visitation Policy
LISD wants parents/guardians to feel welcome in our school and to witness the engaging
activities taking place in our classrooms. If you choose to visit your child during class time,
the following procedures apply:
     Campus administration and the teacher must be notified at least 24 hours in advance
         and approve the timeframe in which a parent intends to visit their student’s
       Parents must sign in through the Main Office and present a current ID. No person,
        other than the student’s parent/guardian will be allowed to see the student without the
        parent/guardian’s written permission or the parent/guardian being present.
       Classroom visits or observations are limited to two 45 minute visits per eighteen
       Classroom visits or observations will be permitted as long as their duration and/or
        frequency does not interfere with the delivery of instruction or disrupt the normal
        school environment as determined by the principal.
       This policy does not apply to those who, by law, are permitted to visit with children.

Lunch with Students
    Parents are welcome to eat lunch with their student(s). Parents may purchase a
      cafeteria lunch or bring food for their student and themselves. Parents may only bring
      food for their student.
    Relatives of students are welcome for lunch when accompanied by the
      parent/guardian or with written parent permission.
    Parents should sit with their student in a designated area. Other students will not be
      permitted to eat in the designated area without their own parents.

Non-family visitors
who have a legitimate interest to visit students during lunch must:
    Provide written permission from the parent of the student(s) they wish to visit (kept
      on file). Non-family visitors may only sit and visit with students for which they have
      received parental permission.
    Contact campus administration at least 24 hours prior to your visit.
    Sign in through the Main Office and present a current ID for the Raptor system to
      receive a visitor’s pass.
    Parameters for these visits will be determined by the campus administration based on
      factors such as the nature of recurring visits, pre-planning, and the number of

Elementary Campus Playgrounds
    Only school employees and elementary students are allowed on the playground
      during bus arrival/dismissal time, during school hours, and during the Extended
      School Day program.

    Volunteers must complete a criminal background check. This can be completed on
       the LISD website ( under the Parents button through the link to
       “Volunteer/Apply Now.” This may take a minimum of 2 weeks to process.
       Volunteers must reapply every three years. Background checks that were
       completed in 2009 will expire in August. Please contact the office to make sure
       that you are on the 2012-2013 volunteer list.

                            DISTRICT RAPTOR FAQ’s
How does the system work?
Visitors present a valid state or government issued photo identification card to the school’s
receptionist. This ID is scanned into the V-Soft system and the personal information from the
ID is cross-referenced against names of Registered Sexual Offenders (RSO) in a database
maintained by Raptor Technologies, Inc. Within moments, the receptionist will know if the
visitor is an RSO. If this is the case, then guidelines are in place to positively engage the
visitor and consider the validity of the request to visit the school. If this is not the case, then
the V-Soft system will print out a visitor’s pass which includes the person’s name, photo,
date of visit, and destination within the building.

What types of identification are acceptable to be used in the V-Soft system?
The following IDs are known to work within the system: Texas Driver License; State ID
Card; Concealed Handgun License; Military ID; Government ID; Mexico Driver License;
Mexico Consulate ID; Canada Driver License; and, Alien Registration Receipt Cards. This
list is not meant to be exhaustive, or to exclude other forms of valid state or government
issued photo identification cards. If another form of ID is presented, we will evaluate its use
for the V-Soft system.

What Data is Used?
Public sex offender database information is used to screen visitors to the campus, as well as
private alert data entered by the school on custody issues and restraining orders. This is NOT
a background search – no other criminal information is searched or provided such as traffic
tickets, warrants, felonies, etc.

Data Security
The data entered or scanned into the system is secured by GeoTrust Quick SSL. Sites secured
by Quick SSL are utilizing 128-bit SSL certificates hereby offering the highest level of
encryption or security possible.

Privacy Policy
The data collected is exclusively for the use of the school, school district and law
enforcement only. This information is NOT sold or shared with any outside sources.

Does this replace the volunteer criminal background check?
No, Raptor only checks for sex offenders. The volunteer criminal background check is
required every three years.

What if I don’t have a district-approved photo ID; can I still get into the school?
It depends on the purpose of your visit. A campus administrator will evaluate the purpose for
the visit and make a determination. If granted, the visit will be monitored and limited solely
to the area where you need to go. Before entering the school, you will be asked to provide
your first and last name, as well as your date of birth; this information will be manually
entered into the V-Soft system and scanned against the RSO database. Assuming clearance, a
visitor’s pass will be issued.

Do I have to present my photo ID each time I enter a school?
All visitors should be prepared to present their photo ID at each school visited. A visitor, at
the discretion of the principal, may be required to present photo ID on subsequent visits. On
subsequent visits, the receptionist will ask the visitor to either scan their ID or enter their
name into the computer. It is important to note that even though a visitor may not be asked to
provide their photo ID on subsequent visits to the same school, before a visitor’s pass is
printed out, the V-Soft system will check the name against its updated database of Registered
Sexual Offenders. If, for any reason, announced or not, a principal chooses to require photo
ID for all campus visitors, this will be strictly enforced.

What if I’m on the Registered Sexual Offender list? Can I expect to interact with my child
and work with the district in educating him/her?
Yes, assuming you do not have a court-order restricting access into the school. You will need
to check in with the receptionist upon arrival. A school administrator will visit with you to
confirm the purpose of your visit. After this, you should expect that your visit will be
monitored in its entirety, as cited in Board policy GKC Local.

Board Policy GKC Local:
Prominent notices shall be posted at each campus requiring all visitors to first report to the
campus administrative office. This shall apply to parents, Board members, volunteers, social
service workers, invited speakers, maintenance and repair persons not employed by the
District, vendors, representatives of the news media, former students, and any other visitors.
Visits to individual classrooms during instructional time shall be permitted only with the
principal’s and teacher’s approval, and such visits shall not be permitted if their duration or
frequency interferes with the delivery of instruction or disrupts the normal school

The Superintendent, working with campus administrators, shall develop and implement
procedures regarding campus visitors who are identified as sex offenders. These procedures
shall address:
1. Parental rights;
2. Escort by District personnel;
3. Access to common areas of the campus;
4. Access to classrooms;
5. Drop off and release of students;
6. Eligibility to serve as volunteers; and
7. Any other relevant issues.
Unless legal documentation (i.e., a court order) prohibits a registered sex offender from being
on or within a specified distance of school property, the registered sex offender shall be
allowed school-related visitation, as provided by this policy.
To ensure student safety, school administrators shall enforce the following precautions while
a registered sex offender is on school property:
1. The sex offender must check in at the main office of the school for all visits,
whether scheduled or unscheduled.
2. An administrator or designee shall escort the sex offender to and from all
destinations within the building, including all common areas.
3. The sex offender shall not be allowed to act in a volunteer capacity for the

4. The sex offender shall only interact or communicate with his or her own child,
not with other children in the school.
5. The sex offender shall remain in his or her vehicle, or shall check in at the
main office, when dropping off or picking up his or her child.

If a person is identified by V-Soft as an RSO, will that person be allowed into our
If the system identifies a person as an RSO, administrators will immediately receive an alert
message from V-Soft on their cell phone and/or e-mail. The campus administrators and SRO,
if applicable, would invite the person into a private office to understand the need for the visit.
If the Principal agrees to the visit, the person would receive a visitor’s pass and then must be
escorted to his/her destination. The entire visit would be closely monitored.

What about after-school events that are held in the school; can a parent or legal
guardian who has been previously identified through the system as a Registered Sexual
Offender go to such an event?
Yes, assuming they have informed the principal of the school that they will be in attendance.
It is our expectation that this visitor will be monitored by school administrators while in the
school, as cited in Board Policy GKC Local.

What if a vendor or contractor attempts to gain entrance and is found to be on the
Registered Sexual Offender list; will he be given access to the school?
No. He will be directed to contact Purchasing and/or Human Resources for further

What about delivery trucks who deliver to the kitchen dock; will those people have to go
through the V-Soft system?
No, unless they have a need to go beyond the kitchen area; then they would be escorted by
kitchen staff to the front office to go through the system.


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