SCE - School Handbook/ Policy (2024)

The school doors open by 7:50 for students who eat breakfast. For those students who do not eat breakfast at school, they are welcome to enter the building at 8:10 when the first bell rings. In the winter the students may sit or visit quietly in the gym. Please do not send your students to the school too early because teachers use the morning time for preparation. If a special circ*mstance exists, please contact the school and we will try to make arrangements.

Bell Schedule for Kindergarten.

Monday - Friday: 8:15 – 11:15.

Bell Schedule for Grades 1 – 6.

School begins at 8:15 and ends at 2:30. All students need to leave the school grounds and go home quickly after school is dismissed each afternoon.

Breakfast (Cost $1.25, or $.30 for reduced)

The school serves breakfast from 7:55 – 8:10. Late students will not be served. Sorry, No exceptions.

Lunch (cost $1.75 per day = $35 per month./ $.40 reduced = $8.00 per Month – application required)

Lunch schedule: 4-6 lunch 11:25 – 11:55 Grades 1 – 3 lunch 11:35 – 12:05

We ask students to follow these rules in our school:

1. Be Ready

2. Be Respectful

3. Be Responsible

Being Ready Means:

1. Willingly follow all adult instructions

2. Always walk quietly in the school

3. Always carry your chair at waist level.

4. Always keep your hands, feet, and other objects to yourself.

5. Use equipment indoors and outdoors appropriately.

Respect Means:

1. Keeping hands, feet, and objects to yourself.

2. Always speak kindly with appropriate tone and language. Use courtesy such as please, thank you, excuse me, I’m sorry, etc.

3. Willingly follow adult instructions.

4. Respect other people’s property and leave alone what is not yours.

5. Show kindness to others.

Responsible actions will bring success.

Be on time, ready to learn, and have the materials necessary for your class.

Take pride in your school. Keep the halls, restrooms, classrooms, and playground free from litter and other damage.

Checking in / Out of school

We are concerned about the safety of all children, so we have established safety procedures to help keep students safe. Students must remain on school grounds during school hours. If a student needs to leave school, parents must notify the school or sign out the student in the office. We ask that you speak with your child’s teacher or with the secretary to help us keep all children safe.

Students who are late to school should check in with the secretary in the office. If you arrive at the school after 8:30, the front doors will be locked. Please ring the bell on the left side and pull door when the buzzer sounds.

Parents and All Visitors Please check-in at the Office

State law requires that anyone visiting a public school check in with the office before visiting the classrooms. This will help us know who is in the school building at all times. If you arrive at school after 8:30, the front door is locked. Please ring the bell on the left hand side. When buzzer sounds, please pull left door to get into the school.

Phone calls/ phone use

Except in the case of emergency, please do not call your student in class. Please leave a message with the secretary in the office and we will see that your student receives the message, so he or she can return your call during recess. This will help us keep our classrooms free of disruptions during learning time.

Phone use by students is discouraged and should only be in the event of emergency. We appreciate your help in not abusing the phones or tying up the phone lines into the building.

Cell phones

If students bring cell phones to school, they should keep them put away in their pocket or backpack and only used for emergencies. If a phone is out during class or recess and becomes public for games, videos, etc. they may be taken away. 1st time = warning.2nd time = phone will be held in the office. 3rd time = phone will only be given to a parent.

Lockers/Nuisance items

Each student will have a locker assigned to him or her. We do not want students to put locks on their lockers, so we ask that valuable items such as radios, video games, etc. are not brought to school. The lockers are sufficient to hang coats, place book bags and keep their school materials.

Students should not bring toys, cards, or other items that may be distractions at school. These items may be confiscated until parents meet with the teacher or principal.

Materials/ books/ etc.

We will provide your student with a pencil each quarter and with notebooks as needed for class. Your student may bring his or her own binder, backpack, or other school supplies if you wish to send them. Please keep these items simple and do not allow your students to bring items that may be dangerous or nuisance items that will distract from learning.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Utah Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Utah Code Ann.53A-13-301 states that parental or guardian consent is required in all grades, Kindergarten through grade 12 before any information or records that personally identify a student are shared with anyone outside of the educational system.

FERPA also requires that parents are notified about the persons who have access to personally identifiable information and how the information and records will be obtained, examined, and for what purposes the information will be used. We will notify you before we will give out any information about your student to anyone outside of our educational responsibility.

School-Home Communication

The school will send home a newsletter on Wednesdays with information, calendar reminders, and other announcements. There will also be monthly lunch menus. (also available online on the school website)

Teachers and parents should communicate regularly through notes, phone calls, or visits to stay informed on the progress of each student. Please feel free to contact the school to make an appointment with your child’s teacher to discuss progress or concerns you may have about the learning of your child. (to be added to the school e-mail list please e-mail your name, child’s name to subject line= add me to list serve.)

Parent – Teacher – Student Conferences

At the end of the first and third quarters we have conferences scheduled to meet and set educational goals and plans and to discuss the academic progress of your student. These dates are on the calendar. You are welcome to call your teacher to schedule a time at school to visit about your students at any time if you feel the need to do so.


North Sanpete School District uses the Powerschool program to keep track of student grades and attendance. This information is kept private and can only be accessed by a parent or student by using the appropriate login and user id that will be provided to each student upon request. Please speak to your students’ teacher or the principal if you have questions about how to access Powerschool.

Dress code

The Board of Education has established dress code guidelines for the schools of the district. A few of the recommended guidelines follow:

Please wear clean, neat, clothing, and appropriate shoes or sandals. Shoes should be appropriate for recess or physical activities. (Please No Flip Flops and NO HEELYS). Shirts should have sleeves that cover the shoulder. Neat and clean hair is also recommended. (No hats at school)

Please do not wear shorts or skirts or holy pants that show skin more than 4 inches above the knee. No see through clothing that shows student underwear, or clothing that shows midriff (belly, or back). Please do not wear clothing that advertises violence or other prohibited substances (alcohol, tobacco, etc.)


Please send children in weather appropriate clothing - Coats, gloves, etc. for winter. Weather permitting, students will not be allowed to remain in the building during recess without written parent permission and no child will be allowed in a classroom unsupervised.

Safe-Schools Policy (Full policy available on district website)

All students have a right to a safe and friendly learning environment free from interruption. Schools will be free from violence, intimidation, or harm. We follow the North Sanpete School District’s Safe School Policy.

Student Conduct

Students will obey persons of authority and show respect.

Things specifically prohibited:

Bullying, fighting, or other physical threats

Behavior which threatens the operation of the school

Behavior which unreasonably disrupts or interferes with education.

Possession, use, sale, or attempt to possess, use, or sell any firearm, weapon, or any object, which ejects, whether functional or not.

Possession of any destructive device.

Behavior that would cause, attempt, threaten, or conspire to cause damage to personal or real property or persons through arson, burglary, extortion, larceny, criminal mischief, battery (hitting persons), assault (making a person fearful of hitting), harassment, sexual harassment, sexual or other intimidation, hazing, using profane language, participation in any activity that violates a school rule, or a local, state, or federal law. Other misconduct is subject to the principal’s discretion.

Gang conduct including wearing, distributing, or displaying gang related names or items will not be allowed.

Physical Restraint

For the protection of all students, physical restraint may be used to remove a weapon or prevent injury to other students, and to remove a student from a dangerous or violent situation.

Suspension or Expulsion

Consequences of violations of the Safe Schools Policy may result in suspension or expulsion if determined necessary by the principal, and/or superintendent, especially for weapons violations.

Please take time to read carefully.

It is critical for students to be in attendance as often as possible and to be prepared to learn. To help work with parents for both safety and attendance, we are implementing the following procedures and practices.


If your student is ill, please call the school and leave a message with the secretary letting us know he or she will not be at school. If a student has one of the following illnesses, he or she should not come to school:

Influenza, strep-throat, fever, vomiting, diarrhea and other serious communicable illnesses.

a) If we do not hear from you and your student is absent, the school will attempt to

make contact with parents/guardians to verify the absence.

Other absences:

- If you know that your student will be out of school for a funeral, Dr. appointment, etc. please contact the school ahead of time if possible and inform your child’s teacher.


Please help your students be on time each day for school. Excessive days tardy may result in unexcused absences.


The staff and teachers of Spring City Elementary School, the parents of the students of the school, and the students agree that this compact outlines how all parties share the responsibility for improving student academic achievement. This compact also outlines the manner in which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership that will help all children achieve the State’s curriculum standards.

School Responsibilities

Spring City Elementary School will:

1. Provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables the participating students to meet the State of Utah’s academic achievement standards.

2. Hold parent-teacher conferences during which this compact will be discussed as it relates to the individual child’s achievement.

3. Provide parents with frequent reports on their children’s progress.

4. Provide parents reasonable access to staff.

5. Provide parents opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class or school.

Parent Responsibilities

We, as parents, will support our children’s learning in the following ways:

  1. Monitoring attendance.

  2. Making sure that homework is complete as it is assigned.

  3. Set limits on television viewing and video game playing on school nights to (especially if it hinders school performance).

  4. Volunteering in my child’s classroom or school – contact your child’s teacher if you can help. Consistency is appreciated.

  5. Participating, as appropriate, in decisions relating to my children’s education.

  6. Promoting positive use of my child’s extracurricular time.

  7. Staying informed about my child’s education and communication with the school by promptly reading all notices from the school or the school district either received by my child or by mail and responding, as appropriate.

  8. Serving, to the extent possible on the Schools Community Council and other school advisory or policy groups.

  9. Make sure that your student gets appropriate sleep.


We, as students, will share the responsibility to improve our academic performance and achieve the State’s high standards. We will:

1. Do our homework every day and ask for help when needed.

2. Read at least 20 minutes every day outside of school time.

3. Give to our parents or the adult who is responsible for our welfare all notices and information received from the school every day.

4. Be a positive member of the school community.

Spring City Elementary School Parent Engagement Policy

Spring City Elementary School will follow the parental policy guidelines to help create a positive environment welcoming to all parents and students. The School will distribute this policy to parents and students participating in the Title I program annually as this policy may be updated periodically.

Policy Guidelines

Spring City Elementary will do the following:

• Convene an annual meeting such as Back to School Night, or other opportunity to explain the requirements and the rights of the parents to be involved in their child’s education.

• Encourage parents to be engaged in their students" education and communicate with the school or the School Community Council if they have any unmet needs or concerns.

• Offer a flexible schedule of meetings so more parents might attend.

• Include parents in an organized, ongoing, and timely way to plan, review, and improve programs such as this Parental Engagement Policy, School Parent Compact, and other school-wide policies and practices.

• Communicate regularly with parents of students to provide the following:

-Timely information about their student’s education.

-Description and explanation of curriculum to be used.

-The forms of academic assessment used to measure student progress.

-Proficiency levels that students are expected to meet.

-Opportunities for decision-making related to the education of their


-Provide materials and training on how parents can improve their child’s achievement, such as literacy and math ideas to implement at home.

-Educate school staff on how to build ties between home and school.

-Coordinating and integrating, as appropriate, parent involvement with local programs such as Head Start, Even Start, Parents as Teachers Program and public preschool programs.

-Ensuring, to the extent possible, that information sent home is in a language and form parents can understand

-Developing appropriate roles for community-based organizations and businesses and encouraging partnerships with local schools

• Respond to any parent suggestions as soon as feasibly possible.

• Provide parents with a copy of The Spring City Elementary School-Parent Compact, which is a written agreement of what the school and parents each agree to do to help students achieve.

• Provide such other reasonable support for parental involvement at parents’ request.

SCE - School Handbook/ Policy (2024)


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