Stevens Elementary School Staff Roster
Principal: Arnie Lewis firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Principal: Ann Tracey email@example.com
Secretary: Josie Micheau firstname.lastname@example.org
School Phone Number: 538-2150
Grade Name email address
Preschool Mr. Jefferson email@example.com
Preschool Mrs. Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
Kindergarten Mrs. Campbell email@example.com
Kindergarten Mrs. Clingen firstname.lastname@example.org
Kindergarten Mrs. Tageant email@example.com
1st Ms. Kuhn firstname.lastname@example.org
1st Mrs. Prom email@example.com
1st Mr. Sturm firstname.lastname@example.org
2nd Mrs. Cox email@example.com
2nd Ms. Hunt firstname.lastname@example.org
2nd Mrs. Fitzpatrick email@example.com
2nd Mrs. Murphy firstname.lastname@example.org
3rd Mrs. Collin email@example.com
3rd Mrs. King firstname.lastname@example.org
3rd Mr. Wiseman email@example.com
4th Mrs. Gay firstname.lastname@example.org
4th Mrs. Lennier email@example.com
4th Ms. Verde firstname.lastname@example.org
5th Mr. Eddy email@example.com
5th Mr. Steuber-Roche firstname.lastname@example.org
5th Mrs. Zora email@example.com
6th Mrs. Burgher firstname.lastname@example.org
6th Ms. Harris email@example.com
6th Mrs. Navarra firstname.lastname@example.org
Resource/Title 1/LAP Mrs. Metke email@example.com
Resource/Title 1/LAP Mrs. Hatton firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Education Mrs. Prosch email@example.com
Special Education Mrs. Azar firstname.lastname@example.org
PE Mr. Duffy email@example.com
General Music Mr. Peterson firstname.lastname@example.org
Band Mrs. Koski email@example.com
Orchestra Ms. Miekle firstname.lastname@example.org
Counselor Mrs. Helland email@example.com
Mrs. Dublanko firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Burnett Mrs. Hinchen
Mrs. Cinert Mrs. Linke
Mrs. Cook Ms. Mulliken
Mrs. Crocker Mrs. Onasch
Mrs. Disol Mrs. Shelton
Mrs. Filyaw Mrs. Tingwall
Mrs. Frajford Mrs. VanBlaricom
Mrs. Garrison Mrs. William
Mss. Gentry Mrs. Wright
Mrs. Hill Mrs. Yeoman
Mr. Rattie Mrs. Ancich
Mr. Shay Mrs. Connell
Mrs. Wessel Mrs. Lujan
Dr. Alicia Henderson 538-2006
School District Office Number:
The Aberdeen School District Board of Directors is made up of five at large representatives elected from the citizens who reside within the school district boundaries. A current listing of the Board of Directors can be found on the Internet at www.asd5.org or by calling the Aberdeen School District office at 538-2000. The board represents the people of the school district. Board members welcome comments and questions from the public. The Board of Directors typically meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month during the school year at 7:00 in the Community Room at Aberdeen High School at 410 N. G Street in Aberdeen. During the summer, the Board of Directors usually meets once a month. A copy of the meeting schedule can be obtained from the district office and on the district website.
A Message from the Principal
Stevens Elementary School staff members are honored to have the privilege of being responsible for a portion of your child’s education. We will make every effort to provide a caring, safe, and challenging environment for every child. This booklet has been developed and sent to you in an effort to make sure you know how the school operates. The mission for Stevens Elementary is to develop character education; have high expectations; provide project/problem-based learning experiences; collaborate amongst staff, students and families; involve the community; focus on professional development; and encourage goal setting. This can only be accomplished when parents, students, and staff work together in a cooperative effort, focused on learning opportunities for all. I believe my role, as principal, is to help facilitate cooperation between all members of the Stevens School community.
If you have any questions about any of this information, please contact me at school and I will be happy to personally discuss the information with you. I am always willing to listen to suggestions. Together, we can make school a good place for children to learn and grow.
Mr. Lewis Ms. J Dunn
Principal Assistant Principal
Stevens Elementary Schedule
2017-2018 School Year
8:15 Playground supervision begins/Breakfast served
8:55 School Begins – Grades K – 6
8:55 AM Preschool begins
10:15 - 10:25 Recess – Grades K – 3
10:35 – 10:45 Recess – Grades 4 – 6
11:35 AM Preschool Dismissal
11:30 - 12:00 Lunch & Recess – Kindergarten
11:45 - 12:15 Lunch & Recess – Grades 1 & 2
12:05 - 12:35 Lunch & Recess – 3 & 4
12:25 - 12:55 Lunch & Recess – Grades 5 & 6
12:35 PM Preschool begins
1:30 - 1:40 Recess - Grades K – 3
1:55 - 2:05 Recess - Grades 4 – 6
3:00 Dismissal – Grades K – 2
3:25 Dismissal – Grades 3 – 6 & PM Preschool
General Information and School Policies
Breakfast and Lunch
Thanks to an option in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), all students Stevens Elementary will receive breakfast and lunch at no charge! Any extra items such as an extra entrée or milk will be an additional cost. No further action is required of families to receive free meals. Prices for adult meals are $2.75 for breakfast, and $4.00 for lunch. Please contact the school office by 9:00 AM if you are planning to eat lunch with your child.
Students must bring a note or parents may call the school office if a student has a doctor or dentist appointment. No student will be allowed to leave the school grounds without first checking with the office. Parents need to report to the office to sign your student out. Students will be called to the office to meet their parents when the parent arrives.
Early Release Days
All K-6 students are dismissed at 12:05 on Early Release Days. There are no after school activities on Early Release Days. The 12:05 Early Release Days are: October 19-27, November 22, December 2, March 23-30, and June 15.
Collaboration Early Release Days
There are 7 scheduled Early Release days for Staff Collaboration. The dates are: September 27, November 1, December 6, January 17, February 28, March 14, April 11, and May 16. The dismissal time on Collaboration Days is 1:25 for all K-6 students.
Our school district offers an optional student insurance plan. We will send home information on this plan soon after school starts. If you do not have insurance on your child, we urge you to review this policy.
Bicycles, Scooters, and Skateboards
If parents wish, students may ride bicycles, scooters or skateboards to school. We have bicycle racks for storage. Students are urged to lock their bikes in the racks that are provided. Students with scooters and skateboards are to keep them in a safe place. Intermediate grade students may use their lockers for storage. Primary grade students will need to develop a plan with their teacher for safe storage. The school is not responsible for lost or stolen bikes, scooters, or skateboards.
All students must follow the laws regarding bike, scooter and skateboard riding. This includes wearing a helmet. Students need to wait until they have left the school grounds and safely crossed the street with the crossing guard before they begin to ride. Failure to obey the laws regarding the riding of bikes, scooters, or skateboards will result in a loss of privilege to ride them to and from school. No bicycle, scooter, or skateboard riding is allowed on the playground during school hours.
Lost and Found
A lost and found area is provided in our school for unlabeled, unclaimed clothing. During conferences, items are placed on tables for easy identification by parents. Unclaimed items are given to the local clothing bank. Items that are labeled with the student's name are returned to the student. We will be cleaning out our lost and found area every quarter so please be sure and have your child check if he/she has anything missing.
Band is offered as an elective to our 5th and 6th grade students during the school year. Orchestra is an elective for our 5th and 6th grade students. Our instrumental music teachers will be sending home more information on this program. General music instruction is provided for all students in grades K - 6.
School Records Update
Please provide our office with your correct contact information. We need to know where you can be reached during the school day in case of emergencies while your child is in school. Many times we can not reach parents when their child is sick or is in need because of incorrect and out of date contact information. This is frustrating to a sick child.
Student Arrival Time
Students are not to be dropped off before 8:15 in the morning. AM preschool should arrive to school no earlier than 8:50 AM. We have no supervision or activities at any place on our site prior to that time. In the past, students arriving early have caused considerable difficulties for staff. It has made an unpleasant start of the day for both the students and staff. Some students have arrived before staff has arrived.
Picking Up Students After School
If you pick up your student after school, please make arrangements to meet him/her outside. It would help our traffic problem, if students were picked up away from the bus/daycare van areas. Students who are not picked up on time are taken to the office to wait. If a parent or authorized pick-up person cannot be contacted before 4:00, Child Protective Services and the Police are notified. Please make arrangements to pick your child up at their designated dismissal time or either 3:00 or 3:25 PM, as we do not have staff available to watch them.
Students Late to School
In the event students are late coming to school, they need to check in with the office. Students will not be admitted to class unless they have been to the office. It is important that each student makes every effort to be on time. Teachers begin with critical instruction at the start of the school day as soon as the attendance is taken. It is an interruption in the school program when students arrive late to class. Students who are tardy may be required to make up time during recesses on the day that they are tardy. Students will either work on missed assignments or read. Medical, counseling and court appointments do not count as a tardy, but all other late arrivals do count as a tardy regardless if the parent has excused the child or not. Students who are late from eating breakfast are considered tardy unless the buses have arrived after 8:50. Your cooperation in this matter is appreciated.
Birthday Parties/Invitations/Items to be Sold
Invitations to after school or weekend birthday parties are not to be distributed at school. When some students are not invited this can cause hurt feelings. Also, not all parents can afford or want to have parties for their child. Please be aware that items to be sold by students at school for non-school fundraisers are not permitted. In the past many students have lost money or merchandise.
Use of the Telephone
Our school phone is for business and emergencies. Before coming to school, students need to make arrangements about where they are to go after school and what activities they are going to attend. We do not allow student to use the phone to arrange after school activities. We do allow use of phone in emergencies.
Cell Phones and Other Electronic Devices
We understand that cell phones have become an integral part of our society and that many parents feel safer knowing that their children have a way to contact their parents in the event of an emergency or just to let them know where they are. However, cell phones can be a major disruption during school hours. Students may have cell phones at school, but, they must be turned off and kept in a backpack during school hours. Students will not be allowed to call or text anybody during school hours, including parents. If students must contact a parent or guardian, they must do so using the classroom or office phone. Other electronic devices, such as games or tablets, are not allowed at school.
If students violate these rules, the following steps will be taken: On the first incident, the phone will be confiscated for the day, and then returned to the student at the end of the school day. On the second incident, the phone will be confiscated, and may only be returned directly to the parent or guardian. On the third incident, the phone will be confiscated and not returned until the end of the school year. If cell phones are used in conjunction with other offenses (i.e. bullying, harrassment, etc.), other consequences will apply in addition to confiscation. The school assumes no responsibility if cell phones or other electronic devices are lost, stolen or damaged.
Messages to Students from Home
While we are happy to deliver critical messages from you to your child during the school day, please be aware of the fact that any messages called in or left on our school voice mail may not reach your child before school ends. PLEASE make after-school arrangements with your child before sending them to school in the morning. It is also helpful if you call at least 30 minutes before school is out as the last portion of the day is often the busiest time in the office and classroom.
Please call the school each morning before 9:30 AM if your child is absent. As time permits, we try to contact parents of students who do not call, but this is not always possible due to the level of activity in the office. Students who are absent may not participate in any school-sponsored activities on the day of their absence. On occasions, there are exceptions to this policy, exceptions to this policy must be cleared in advance with the principal.
Regular attendance at school is critical to a student’s overall success. Absences are generally considered excessive when the student is gone for more than 10% of the school days. Excessive absences can result in the student retaking a grade or subject, requiring the student to attend summer school and/or filing a Becca bill with the court. An emphasis will be made during the coming school year to limit absences to no more than 10%. Of course, each case will be considered individually and common sense will be applied.
The parent and physician must complete medication forms if a child is to take medication of any type including over the counter during school hours. All medication (including over the counter) and completed forms must be turned into the office. School staff will supervise the administration of the medication. Copies of the required form may be picked up in the office. Please do not send your child to school with any medication (such as aspirin, cough syrup, etc.)...It may get into the wrong hands. Parents must personally drop off any medication in the office in the original container.
Please notify the school if your child should contract a communicable disease, such as; head lice, fifth's disease, measles, MERSA, or chicken pox. If your child attends school with head lice, he/she will be sent home. A notice is sent home with the student explaining the situation and how the child may return to school. The students in a class with a student with head lice will also be notified so the parents can be looking for signs of head lice on their child. Head lice are a common problem that can be kept in check if the school and parents work together cooperatively. Students who are sent home for head lice need to come to school with their parent and be checked before going to class. If a student with a returning lice case has nits, he/she will be sent home.
Treats at School
The health and nutrition of our students is one of our primary concerns. We have numerous children and adults who suffer from various allergies; some are life threatening. In addition, our district has adopted a policy to limit the number of non-nutritional snacks offered at school. Classrooms have two parties each year. Those dates are selected by the teacher. Many classrooms have limited the types of treats that may be served at their two parties during the school year due to allergies and dietary restrictions. When treat is permissible, please remember, all treats to be distributed at school must be commercially made and fruit must be cut and processed in a commercial kitchen. We can not distribute home baked goods or home cut fruits due to potential problems with Hepatitis and other infectious diseases. Please contact your child’s teacher 24-hours in advance to plan for birthday treats in the classroom.
Weapons Free Zone
By state law, schools are drug and weapon free zones. Weapons include but are not limited to the following list: knives (of any sort or size), guns (real or look alike), martial arts instruments, and common items used with intent to inflict bodily harm to another person. Any student who brings dangerous objects to school is subject to discipline as outlined by state law, which includes but is not limited to expulsion.
It is a violation of district policy and state law for any person to carry a firearm or dangerous weapon on school premises, school-provided transportation or areas of other facilities being used exclusively for school activities. It is also a violation of district policy for any person to carry or use in a threatening or disruptive manner any device, which resembles or is intended to look like a dangerous weapon. Any such violations shall be taken seriously by school officials and will be subject to corrective action or punishment. School officials shall notify the student’s parents or guardians and the appropriate law enforcement agency of known or suspected violations of this policy. Students who violate this policy shall be subject to discipline, including a one-year expulsion for a violation involving a firearm. The superintendent may modify the one-year expulsion on a case-by-case basis.
District policy prohibits the use of tobacco by students, staff or visitors on school district property. Possession or distribution of tobacco products by minors is prohibited. School district property includes all district buildings, grounds and district-owned vehicles. Students are subject to discipline for violations of this policy. E-cigarettes are treated as tobacco products and subject to the same policies.
Stevens Elementary School PTO
The Parent/Teacher Organization at Stevens Elementary School is a busy, dedicated group. You are welcome to be a part of the group and we welcome each of you. This group is directly responsible for our Carnival. They also sponsor our Library, Family Bingo Nights, Assemblies, Field Trips, Playground Equipment, and MORE! If you would like to help or want more information, please contact one of the officers listed below or the school office.
President – Josie Micheau
Vice President – Angela Cunningham
Secretary – Johnee Herbert
Treasurer – Leslie Lujan
We elect student body officers twice each year. They participate in our Associated Student Body affairs. These students meet and decide special events for our school.
Our school mascot is the husky and our colors are purple and grey. We encourage students and staff to wear these colors on special days.
We are always interested in having parents and community members work in our school. Volunteers are needed for both long and short-term projects. We also have things that can be done at home. If you would like to volunteer your time and talents, please contact the school office. School volunteers must complete a Washington State Patrol background check prior to beginning to help at school. Information and the forms are available in the school office. All volunteers must check in at the office and pick up a visitor's button before entering the classroom buildings or a classroom. The visitor's sticker identifies authorized visitors for our staff and students.
Stevens Elementary offers three programs for students who need special assistance learning. One program is Special Education. This program provides assistance for students with learning disabilities and handicaps. Students who qualify for this program receive assistance in the resource room in qualifying subject areas. To qualify for resource, students must be referred for testing and meet state standards determined through individualized testing administered by the school psychologist. The other two programs offered are the Learning Assistance Program (LAP) and Title 1. LAP and Title 1 offer assistance to students who are not performing up to grade level standards in the areas of reading or math. To qualify for LAP or Title 1, students must be referred by their classroom teachers and meet a predetermined criteria based on the student's performance in reading or math.
Counseling services are available to all students. Our counselor provides a number of classroom lessons and guidance activities. Students may also see the counselor from time to time in a group or individual setting. The focus of group or individual meetings is to help a student acquire the skills needed to succeed in a school setting or to help resolve a conflict. Please remember if a child discloses information that they or someone else is being harmed or harming others there is the duty to report to the proper authorities/agencies. If requested by the court systems information may be released. Information gained during counseling sessions may be shared with parents/guardians or other necessary school personnel when deemed appropriate. Information will not be shared with other students or other families.
School dress standards set a tone that impacts the learning environment. Students should be dressed appropriately each day for the variety of activities in which they may participate, including PE and recess. Dress standards for school differ from what students might wear to the mall or at home. Clothing that directly or indirectly advertises gangs or suggests the use of drugs, alcohol, tobacco products or which attracts undue attention is considered disruptive to the educational process and therefore may not be worn.
These guidelines must be followed:
- Students must come to school wearing shoes, pants (or skirts/dresses), shirts, underwear and a jacket or sweatshirt for outside. Clothing should be clean and fit properly.
- Shirts/tops need to cover their backs, stomach area and shoulders. Sleeveless shirts may be worn only on days when the temperature is predicted to be over 70 degrees outside. This warm weather provision does not include swimsuits, halter tops, midriff shirts, or spaghetti strap shirts. Shirts exposing the stomach or which are low-cut or backless are not allowed.
- Pants that are too loose and sag below the student's waist are not permitted. Please take care when selecting low rise pants to be sure the child’s shirt will cover their back when sitting.
- Pajamas and slippers are not permitted.
- Clothes need to be without reference to drugs, alcohol, gangs, violence, or sexual themes.
- No hats at school period, unless permission is given by the principal or for a spirit day planned by the ASB with principal permission.
- Bandanas, hairnets, do-rags and hoods are not permitted to be worn by students unless permission is given by the principal. Hooded sweatshirts are permitted, but hoods may not be worn indoors and they are not considered to be hats on “hat days.”
- No spiked jewelry or spiked belts are allowed. Belts may not hang down.
- Students should refrain from wearing high heels or have a change of shoes to use during PE.
- Shorts, skirts, and dresses must extend two inches beyond the fingertips in the front and back.
- Any clothing or aspect of personal appearance (e.g., makeup, colored hair gel or other items) that is determined to be disruptive or gang related by the building administration is not allowed.
Students will be asked to change if their clothing does not match the school dress policy. We have a limited amount of clothing for students to borrow if their attire is not appropriate for school. Sometimes what we have does not fit the child. In those cases, the parent will need to bring a change of appropriate clothes before the student may return to school activities. Parents will be contacted if their student's dress interferes or disrupts the overall learning atmosphere at school.
Internet and District Network Usage
The school district network is provided for students to conduct research and receive instruction from the worldwide web. An Internet Acceptable Use Policy agreement is filled out when a student registers in the Aberdeen School District. This form is renewed as it is revised by the District or when the students transition to a new building.
Other General Information
- If a student has been ill and parents are requesting that he/she not be allowed outside for recess or noon playtime, PLEASE send a dated note to your student's teacher each day. In general terms, if a child is too ill to participate in all school activities, including recess and PE, they are too ill to come to school.
- Students who are not eating breakfast are not to arrive at school before 8:15 in the morning. Arriving early usually leads to problems. There is no supervision available for them before 8:15. All students are to report to the designated area prior to the start of school. Teachers will meet their students in the designated area at the start of school. Students are not allowed to wander the campus prior to the start of the instructional day.
- Students who walk home after school are asked to leave as soon as school is dismissed. Our school has a large group of bus students waiting for buses and we request that walkers not stay to play.
- An adult crossing guard assists the students crossing at Cushing Street. Students should the cross streets where there are crosswalks so injuries can be avoided.
- Parents are encouraged to visit school whenever they can. If you want to visit your child’s classroom, please call the principal a day in advance to arrange the visit. All visitors must check in at the office and pick up a visitor's button before entering the halls or a classroom. All visitors must wear a visitor's button. This identifies authorized visitors for our staff and students.
- Parents visiting the school must enter through the main entrance. The other street entrances will remain locked during the school day. This will help monitor adult visitors to insure student and staff safety.
- If you have something to deliver to your child, please bring it to the office and we will see that he/she gets it.
- Parents or any other persons are NOT to wait for their children in the halls outside classrooms before class ends. Please meet your child outside the school or go to their room at the end of the school day. This helps to maintain a quiet and undisturbed learning atmosphere through the end of the school day. We do not permit children in grades K, 1 and 2 to wait for their parents outside the school building unsupervised as there could be an accident or mishap.
Emergency School Procedures
Fire drills are practiced regularly at school. In the event of a fire during school hours the students would walk to Pioneer Park. We would house students there until parents were contacted to pick them up. No student would be dismissed until all students were accounted for.
Earthquake drills are also practiced. Students would not be sent from the building until the shaking has stopped. A quick safety inspection would be conducted and a suitable safe spot selected to house students until parents could sign them out.
Tsunami warnings usually allow for adequate time to dismiss students from school. In case of an emergency situation, Stevens students would walk to a rendezvouz point at Grays Harbor College. Parents would then be contacted to pick up students from that point.
Any time a student is dismissed from school the adult picking up the student must sign him/her out from the office. Students will not be dismissed directly from classrooms.
Student Discipline Guidelines and Procedures
District Wide Discipline Procedure
All students will be expected to obey all rules at school. When a student breaks a rule, he/she can expect to be disciplined. Depending on the rule that has been broken and the circumstances surrounding the problem, one or more of the following will occur:
- An individual conference with teacher or para-educator is the first step. Consequence(s) may be a verbal warning, loss of school privileges (i.e. recess, lunch playtime), after school detention, suspension or expulsion. The principal will be involved in all cases requiring suspension or expulsion and most cases involving detention.
- The student may be referred to the assistant principal and/or principal (this option can be exercised by teachers or para-educators). The adults will then work together to determine the best plan.
- In case of detention after school, the parent will be notified 24 hours in advance.
- General guidelines: The Aberdeen School District believes that schools and families work together for the good of the students. Early involvement of parents when discipline issues arise is essential to a student's successful school career. When students know that home and school expect the same behaviors and believe the student capable of good behavior, the more likely the student is to make good choices. The principal’s role in supporting the student is also essential.
- If a student receives a written conduct violation from a staff member, the child will meet with the principal. The principal will write a brief report outlining the violation and the steps the school has taken or is taking to correct the behavior. If the violation is serious enough to warrant a suspension either in school or out of school, the parents will be contacted immediately.
- Always, if any parents have concerns or questions, they are encouraged to contact the principal or classroom teacher.
Building and Playground Guidelines
At Stevens Elementary School, we have 4 (four) simple building and playground guidelines. We expect these guidelines to be followed by every member of our school community, including students, staff, and any visitors to our building. These guidelines are learned and practiced in each classroom, and are posted in each room and classroom in the building. They are in place in classrooms, on the playground, in the hallways, lunchroom, and bathrooms. In addition, Stevens Elementary School uses the CHAMPs model from Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) to specifically identify and teach behavior expectations and procedures to students.
We follow these guidelines for success:
- Practice kind words and actions.
- Act respectfully and responsibly to self, others and property.
- Work to keep your hands, feet, and other objects to yourself.
- Share your best effort in all things you do and with everyone.
- Respect and responsibility for SELF means:
I do my best and make good choices, play and work safely, and take good care of myself.
- Respect and responsibility for OTHERS means:
I treat others as I wish to be treated, with kindness and compassion. It means I accept differences in others and value those differences.
- Respect and responsibility for PROPERTY means:
I take care of our school and our materials. It means I clean up after myself, and help others take care of our home, school and community.
- Rock throwing, assaultive behavior, harassment of any kind, use of bad language, bothering others' belongings without permission, disorderly conduct, damaging school property, disobedience, or defiance have no place at school and will result in disciplinary action.
- Students may not bring any personal play items to school (this includes toys, balls, electronic devises and make-up or finger nail polish). The school will issue playground equipment for use on the playground. In the past, personal items brought to school have been lost, stolen or broken. The school takes no responsibility for unauthorized items brought to school.
- Please deposit lunch money into your account before school starts.
- Students may not be on the playground prior to 8:15; there is no adult supervision.
- Students are expected to follow the directions of any adult in the building, on the playground, or at any school activity. Students are expected to follow adult directions with respect and with an appropriate attitude.
- tag games
- running in the halls
- climbing over the walls
- going into the building before school starts without permission from an adult
- stopping for drinks or using the restroom on the way to class from recess
- gum chewin
On the playground we expect that everyone does the following:
- Respect myself, others, and property.
- Play safely.
- Use all equipment properly
- Follow the rules of the game.
We also have some specific game rules made to help keep everyone safe and having fun!
These will be taught to all students during the first two days of school.
If you would like a copy of the specific game rules, please let the office know. We can email them to you or send home a paper copy.
Student Cafeteria Rules
In order for lunchtime to be pleasant for everyone, I will show respect and responsibility for myself, others and property by:
- Walking in the lunchroom.
- Keeping my hands and feet to myself while I wait in line.
- Talking quietly in the lunchroom.
- Depositing playground equipment in classroom boxes before going through the lunch line.
- Remaining seated until an adult dismisses me.
- Not trading lunches or touching anyone else’s food.
- Not bringing breakable containers in my lunch.
- Cleaning up after myself.
Student Bus Rules
While waiting for the bus I will show respect and responsibility for myself, others and property by:
- Lining up in the covered area as soon as school is dismissed.
- Keeping my hands and feet to myself.
- Being polite to others.
- Not fighting.
- Continuing to behave in an exemplary (means my best) way while riding home.
An Important Reminder
In life, natural consequences face us each day, in every decision we make. School is a safe place where children learn which decisions are the most productive: those which produce positive natural consequences. Thus, even playground and social situations are vast learning grounds for making good decisions. Therefore, logical ‘natural consequences’ are used when less positive decisions are made. This could include being “out”, receiving a short time-out, a conference with a supervisor, the counselor, teacher, or sometimes the principal. All of these consequences have the same positive goal: to help each child learn to make good decisions.
In the event when a child participates in bullying, intimidation and harassment not corrected by discussion or the above measures; parents will be involved and district discipline procedures will be used. While these instances are rare; they are taken seriously and handled immediately. The policies and procedures pertaining to this are covered in the District Policy and Procedure manual which is sent home each year.
Aberdeen School District Parent Involvement
The board believes that the education of children is a joint responsibility, one it shares with the parents and the community. To insure that the best interests of the child are served in this process, a strong program of communication and/or collaboration between home and school must be maintained. The board believes that it is the parents who have the ultimate responsibility for their children's in‑school academic achievement and behavioral conduct. During school hours, the board, through its designated staff, shall strive to serve the interests of parents in providing for the safety, health and welfare of their children.
The board directs the superintendent to develop activities that will enhance home‑school cooperation. Such activities may include, but not be limited to:
- Conducting parent‑teacher conferences which facilitates two‑way communication between home and school;
- Holding open houses which provide parents with the opportunity to see the school facilities, meet the staff and review the program on a first hand basis;
- Disseminating building and room newsletters to parents on a regular basis;
- Conducting meetings of parents and staff members to explain and discuss matters of general interest with regard to child‑school, child‑home, or child‑school‑home relationships;
- Conducting meetings of staff member(s) and individual or groups of parents of those students who have special abilities/aptitudes, disabilities, needs or problems;
- Sponsoring or co‑sponsoring special events of a cultural, ethnic or topical nature, which are initiated by parent groups, involve the cooperative effort of students and parents, and are of general interest to the schools or community;
- Collaborating with parents, students and staff in school improvement planning, development and implementation; and
- Providing interested parents of preschool children with information and/or training on successful parenting practices.
For the benefit of children, the board believes that parents have a responsibility to encourage their child's performance in school by:
- Supporting the schools in requiring that the children observe all school rules and regulations, and by accepting their own responsibility for children's willful in‑school behavior;
- Sending children to school with proper attention to their health, personal cleanliness and dress;
- Maintaining an active interest in the students' daily work and making it possible for the student to complete assigned homework through providing a quiet place and suitable conditions for study;
- Reading all communications from the school, and signing and returning them promptly when required;
- Cooperating with the school in attending conferences set up for the exchange of information on the child's progress in school; and
- Participating in in‑school activities and special functions.
Stevens Elementary School Parent Involvement Policy
Annual Title 1 / Learning Assistance Program (LAP) Parent Meeting
During a PTO meeting in the fall, the Title 1 / LAP plan will be presented. Changes in the plan from the previous year will be highlighted.
Yearly Parent Meetings and Activities
We strive to involve families in a variety of meaningful meetings and activities. These meetings include but are not limited to:
Family Activity Nights
School Concerts and Performances
School Performance Profiles
Each year a school performance profile made available to parents. Also available is a more comprehensive profile using information gather by the School Improvement Team. The data collected and reported by the School Improvement Team includes information regarding student achievement and behavior.
Assessment results are shared and explained during parent-teacher conferences. Letters are also sent home inviting parents to arrange conferences with the principal for further explanation and planning regarding assessment results.
Testing, curriculum and student standards are reviewed during Open House, PTO meetings and specially called meetings.
Information about the PE Program
Aberdeen School District Physical Education Program is implementing a new curriculum, “Five for Life.” Traditional physical education programs are primarily motor skill-based; Aberdeen School District is raising the bar by using this innovative fitness, academic and motor skill program to provide students with a comprehensive fitness and health education. This K-12 program is designed to engage students in fun, meaningful lessons that promote activity, proper nutrition and higher levels of fitness. Aberdeen School District is committed to providing a quality Physical Education program that builds knowledge, fitness, movement skills, social well-being and confidence, so all students can enjoy a healthy active lifestyle.
Understanding how fitness affects general long-term health and performance will empower students to make informed decisions about their lives. The goal is to provide students with a variety of fitness experiences, so they can manage their personal fitness.
As part of this curriculum, students will receive developmentally appropriate instruction in topics such as: the five components of fitness, goal setting, nutrition, the skeletal system, the muscular system, and training principles. In Physical Education your child will also participate in fitness measurements to evaluate their current fitness levels in the five components of fitness, which include: cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and body composition. Your child’s fitness levels are compared to minimum health related standards that have been developed for children of the same age and sex.
Fitness measurements consist of three phases: pre-measurements, goal setting and post measurements. Phase one is the pre-measurements. Its purpose is to gather information about the student’s beginning fitness levels. By finding their starting point, students develop an awareness of their own fitness and health. It is important that students do not view this as a competition, but rather a starting point to improve personal fitness.
The goal-setting phase is an essential part of your child understanding their own fitness and how to improve it. During this phase, students set realistic goals for cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance and flexibility. After the goals are set, students begin to work towards improvement using curriculum that is specifically designed to help them reach their goals.
Near the end of the year or the term post-measurements are taken. The purpose is to gather data that demonstrates the student’s fitness progress. All students have the opportunity to take pride in achieving their personal goals. Students will receive two student/parent reports: one after pre measurements and another after post-measurements. These reports will track their progress in achieving their personal fitness goals.
All Aberdeen schools will complete the following fitness measurements:
- Pacer – This measurement assesses cardio respiratory endurance.
- Curl-Ups – This measurement determines the muscular endurance and strength in the abdominals and hips.
- Push-Ups – This is a measurement of upper body muscular strength and endurance.
- Sit & Reach – This is a measurement that determines the flexibility of the hamstrings and lower back.
- Body Mass Index (BMI) – BMI is a screening tool used to identify growth patterns in populations. It is derived from height, weight, age and gender. It is also a tool that can be used by parents to help them understand the growth patterns of their children over time.
Protocols and standards for the above fitness measurements are derived from the President’s Challenge Physical Fitness and Activity Program and the Cooper Institute Fitnessgram.
This systematic approach to the development of fitness begins to build a value of how to maintain or improve individual fitness. Measurements are discreetly recorded and their personal fitness report is generated to provide you with a snapshot of your son’s or daughter’s fitness.
Please encourage and assist your child to improve their fitness by participating with them in physical activities and making healthy choices about the foods you eat.
Yours in fitness,
Aberdeen School District Physical Educators
Aberdeen School District
Body Mass Index (BMI) Opt-out form
As part of fitness measurements, a student is weighed and his/her height is measured. These numbers are used to determine the student’s body mass index or ‘BMI’. The BMI is a screening tool to understand if the student’s weight is in a healthy range or is too high or low. This is a piece of information used to assist you and your child in monitoring the body’s natural changes during growth, which in turn helps with understanding body composition and assists students in creating lifetime fitness and nutrition plans.
You may choose to have your child’s BMI information excluded from their fitness measurements report. If you do not wish to have your child’s height and weight status information included, please print and sign your name below and return this form to his/her PE teacher.
Please do not include my child’s weight and height status in the fitness measurements.
Print Child’s Name Date
Print Parent’s Name Parent’s Signature
Student-Parent-School Compact (To be signed during 1st Conferences)
During the fall of each school year students, parents and school staff will be asked to sign the student-parent-school compact. The compact explains the responsibilities of each party in regards to student achievement.
As a school, we will:
- know your child’s needs and try to meet them.
- communicate regularly with families.
- provide a safe and positive learning environment for your child.
- provide meaningful learning activities both in and out of school.
- assist your child in the selection of reading materials.
As a parent/guardian, I will:
- attend one evening school function and all regularly scheduled student-parent-teacher conferences.
- help my child read at least 15 minutes at the minimum of four nights a week.
- visit the library on a monthly basis with my child or provide a source of new reading material for my child.
- send my child to school on time and make sure he/she is well rested.
- talk to my child about school and assist with homework.
As a student at XYZ School School, I will:
- respect myself, my school and all others.
- read at least 15 minutes a day or more.
- complete and turn in all my schoolwork on time.
- go to bed at a reasonable hour and eat a healthy breakfast and lunch.
- come to school on time and ready to learn.
We agree that students will have the greatest opportunity to succeed in school when we work together to accomplish these things.
Discrimination and Sexual Harassment
The Aberdeen School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.
The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:
- Jim Sawin, Title IX Coordinator and Civil rights Compliance Coordinator, 216 North G St., Aberdeen, WA 98520; (360) 538-2222; email@example.com;
- Jean Prochaska, Section 504/ADA Coordinator, 216 North G St., Aberdeen, WA 98520; (360) 538-2017; firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can report discrimination and discriminatory harassment to any school staff member or to the district's Civil Rights Coordinator, listed above. You also have the right to file a complaint. For a copy of your district’s nondiscrimination policy and procedures (5010/5010P), contact your school or district office or view it online here: http://www.asd5.org/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&ModuleInstanceID=1357&ViewID=7B97F7ED-8E5E- 4120-848FA8B4987D588F&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=569&PageID=17.
Students and staff are protected against sexual harassment by anyone in any school program or activity, including on the school campus, on the school bus, or off-campus during a school-sponsored activity.
Sexual harassment is unwelcome behavior or communication that is sexual in nature when:
- A student or employee is led to believe that he or she must submit to unwelcome sexual conduct
or communications in order to gain something in return, such as a grade, a promotion, a place on a
sports team, or any educational or employment decision, or
- The conduct substantially interferes with a student's educational performance, or creates an
intimidating or hostile educational or employment environment.
You can report sexual harassment to any school staff member or to the district's Title IX Officer, who is listed above. You also have the right to file a complaint. For a copy of your district’s sexual harassment policy and procedures (5011/5011P), contact your school or district office, or view it online here: http://www.asd5.org/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&ModuleInstanceID=1357&ViewID=7B97F7ED-8E5E- 4120-848F-A8B4987D588F&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=569&PageID=17.
COMPLAINT OPTIONS: DISCRIMINATION AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT
If you believe that you or your child have experienced unlawful discrimination, discriminatory harassment, or sexual harassment at school, you have the right to file a complaint.
Before filing a complaint, you can discuss your concerns with the principal or with the school district’s Section 504 Coordinator, Title IX Officer, or Civil Rights Coordinator, who are listed above. This is often the fastest way to revolve your concerns.
To view the district’s full complaint process you can access the nondiscrimination procedures and the sexual harassment procedures on the district’s webpage using the links above.
Don’t Lose Your Bus Privilege!
Rules for Riding School Buses
- The driver is in full charge of the bus and students.
2.Students shall ride their regularly assigned route at all times unless permission has been granted by school authorities to do otherwise.
3.Bus drivers have the authority to assign seating on the bus.
4.Classroom conduct must be observed on the bus.
- Eating and drinking will not be permitted on regular to and from school bus routes. Students shall help to keep the bus clean.
- Students are to remain quiet when a bus is stopped at a railroad crossing.
- Students are to remain seated while the bus is in motion.
- A more comprehensive list of bus rules is located in District Procedure 6605P.
9.Failure to observe these rules may result in the suspension of a student’s riding privileges in accordance with school district policy.
Stevens Elementary Handbook Receipt Form
This handbook is intended to be a general guide toward student behavior. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of rules. We believe it is our duty to try to provide a warm, caring environment for learning. We expect that students will give their best effort and treat others with kindness and respect. We view educating your child as an important task requiring teachers, parents, and your child to work together. If you have any questions, please contact the school office, 538-2150, or your child’s teacher. Thank you
We have read and understand Stevens Elementary School’s Student Handbook and agree to follow the rules and procedures therein.
*Please return this signed form to your child’s teacher.