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Fairview Elementary School Student Handbook
Caitlin Smith, Principal Angela Shelton, Assistant Principal
Address: 2314 Elsmere Avenue
Dayton, Ohio 45406
Phone: (937) 542-4590
Fax: (937) 542-4591
EDUCATIONAL PURPOSE AND BELIEFS DAYTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS MISSION STATEMENT:
To equip our students to achieve success in a global society by implementing an effective and rigorous curriculum with fidelity.
FAIRVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MISSION AND VISION:
Vision: Fairview is the premier Neighborhood School Center in Northwest Dayton where every scholar and their family thrives.
Mission: Fairview is a school that promotes equity, academic excellence, a collaborative culture, and community engagement.
THE FAIRVIEW WAY
Be respectful Be responsible
Be safe and in control
…and have a Bulldog day!
FAIRVIEW BULLDOG PLEDGE:
I am a Fairview Bulldog!
I exemplify the “Fairview Way” I am respectful.
I am responsible.
I am safe and in-control.
We are the Fairview Bulldogs and our paw prints lead the way!
FAIRVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL:
Address: 2314 Elsmere Avenue
Dayton, Ohio 45406
Phone: (937) 542-4590
Fax: (937) 542-4591
School Email Address: email@example.com
Phone: (937) 542-4624
Address: Dayton Public Schools
136 S. Ludlow Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402
Student Arrival – 6:45 AM
*Please note, there is NO ADULT SUPERVISION until 6:45 am. DO NOT let your child out of your vehicle or unattended on school property prior to 6:45 AM for your child’s safety. Thank you!
Breakfast – 6:45 to 7:00 AM
Tardy Bell – 7:00 AM
Dismissal – 1:45 to 2:00 PM
STUDENT ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL:
Parents should create a consistent plan for how their child will go home each day and make sure that each child’s teacher is aware of that plan.
When making changes to the way your child goes home each day, parents MUST:
- Call your child’s teacher or the Fairview office at least 24 hours in advance to alert staff of the changes to the current way that your child goes home.
- In emergency situations, changes to your child’s dismissal plan may be made the day of, but it will help the staff to know about the changes as soon as possible.
- Changes to a child/s dismissal plan must be communicated to the teacher/school by the parent/legal guardian only.
The safety of your child is our number one priority. As such, please make sure to follow the arrival and dismissal guidelines listed below so that we collaborate to keep all of Fairview’s students safe during arrival and dismissal.
Morning Drop Off:
★ Students should not be outside of your vehicle prior to 6:45 am. There is no adult supervision until our doors open at 6:45 am.
★ Cars should be in a single file line along the curb in the main parking lot drop off lane.
★ At 6:45, students will enter the building through the gym door to the right of the main entrance. Students will walk through a metal detector, pick-up their breakfast in the main atrium, and continue to their classroom.
★ Parents are not permitted to enter the main part of the building or to walk their child to class. Staff members are posted in duty positions throughout the building to assist students.
★ Students will be marked “tardy” promptly at 7:00 am. Chronic tardiness will result in a parent meeting to implement a formal Attendance Intervention
Plan for your child. Please be on time!
Afternoon Pick Up:
★ Cars should be in a single file line along the curb in the main parking lot drop off lane.
★ A school representative will come to your car to get your child’s grade level and name. They will radio to your child’s community and your child will walk outside to your car.
★ Guardians should remain in their vehicle at all times. Guardians should not park their vehicle in the parking lot or on the street and walk up to the building. If a Guardian has walked to the building to pick up a child, that child will be released with walkers at the end of the dismissal procedure.
Walkers: Walkers should enter the main door of the school in the morning. Walkers should arrive between 6:45 and 7:00 am. Walkers should not arrive on school property prior to 6:45 am as there is no adult supervision until that time. Walkers will be dismissed in the afternoon at 2:00 pm. Walkers who have guardians meeting them to walk home will be released at 2:00 pm.
- Parents are to supervise students at their bus If a problem develops, please call the Transportation Department at (937) 542–4010.
- Students should be at the bus stop at least ten minutes prior to their pick up
- If your kindergarten student rides the bus, someone MUST meet the Bus drivers are not permitted to drop kindergarten students off at a bus stop, unless there is an adult to meet them.
- Students must remain seated in their assigned seat at all
Student responsibilities (from the Ohio Department of Education):
- Load and unload from the bus at designated stop in an orderly
- Ride only the regularly assigned bus and unload at the regular
- Eating and littering are not permitted on the
- There must be absolute quiet at railroad crossings and other places of
- Noise on the bus should be kept to a The same behavior is expected on a school bus as in the classroom.
- Students may talk quietly if the driver
- Students should not change seats while the bus is in
- Students must not hang any objects or body parts outside the
- Any students who misbehave shall be denied the privilege of riding the
- The students must cross the street at least ten feet in front of the bus and upon signal from the driver.
- Students are not permitted to transport animals on the
- Students should go promptly to the bus when dismissed from
- When discharged from the bus, they should go directly to their
Please go over these safety rules with your child. Violations may result in suspension of bus privileges.
If a student is to ride a bus other than his/her assigned bus, the parent must provide the teacher and the office with a written request. The written request must have a phone number where the parent can be reached for verification. It also requires the signature of the principal prior to the student loading the bus. This will only be allowed on a limited basis.
INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICIES
When severe weather is in the forecast, your most complete source of detailed information is the DPS Facebook page. Changes in the student schedule–such as delayed openings or school closures–will be communicated via ParentSquare phone calls, texts, and emails. You also may log on to our DPS website, or you may call our switchboard at 542-3000 and listen to the recorded message for any details about DPS school delays and closings.
Under a two-hour delay:
- All school buses will arrive at the morning school bus stop approximately two hours later than the normal pick-up time.
- Schools will open for students two hours later than the normal start
- School dismissal will occur at normal time unless weather conditions dictate otherwise.
- DPS will still offer breakfast and
- Each building will develop a two-hour delay schedule so that all periods are taught.
- All field trips are
- Athletic field trips and after-school trips may occur as scheduled, depending on the weather and road conditions, as well as weather
If school is dismissed early due to an emergency, we will also notify local television and radio stations. However, it is very important that you work out a plan of action ahead of time with your child. That plan should include where they should go and what they are to do in case of an emergency that requires their early dismissal from school.
Student progress is communicated to parents/guardians through interim reports that are generated and distributed after half of a quarter has been completed, generally four weeks of instruction. Quarter report cards are generated and distributed at the end of each quarter of the school year, generally nine weeks of instruction. Both reports will include a grade and comment regarding student progress. To ensure proper delivery of progress reports please inform office staff or classroom teachers of any address changes.
Parent/Teacher Conferences are held twice each school year for the purpose of discussing the progress of each student in the school. Fairview’s Parent-Teacher conference nights for the school year will be scheduled during the following academic quarters.
Week of October 18, 2022
Week of March 28, 2023
Students are expected to be in school and in class on time every day. Regular school attendance is important not only because it is required by law, but also because students who are in school each day will gain more from their educational experience.
It is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to see that students attend school regularly. Parents must notify the school attendance office at (937) 542-4624 when a student will be absent. When a student is absent and returns to school, a note from home and/or the doctor is required. The note should include date(s) of absence, student’s name (first and last), homeroom number, and the reason for absence with the parent/guardian’s and/or doctor’s signature.
The attendance goal for Fairview Elementary School is 95%. Please help us reach this goal. The State of Ohio recognizes the following as approved excused absences:
|Personal illness||Religious holiday||Emergency|
|Home quarantine||Family illness||Death in the family|
Habitually truant students will be reported to the attendance office and/or the district truancy office. Research shows that students who miss 10 or more days of school, for any reason, make dramatically less academic progress than their peers. Please set your child up for success! Ensure your child is at school—on time—each and every day.
Students will be allowed to make-up tests and other work missed during excused absences. The teacher will inform the student of the new deadline. Failure to complete assignments will affect the student’s grade.
Homework should be turned in when the student returns from an absence. Missed homework may be made up on a schedule determined by the teacher. School work missed because of unexcused absences, removal or suspension or truancy can be made up at the teacher’s discretion.
All students are expected to be at school on time. If for some reason a student is tardy, the student must bring a note from home. When a tardy student arrives at school, the student must report to the office to receive an admit slip before entering the classroom.
We encourage every student to participate in a full day of school. But, on rare occasions, if it is necessary to leave school early, a note from the parent must be submitted to the home room teacher and the student must be picked up by 1:00 pm.
Students will be released only to persons listed on the Authorization for Pick–Up Form. The parent will be given instructions upon arrival how to sign out a student who is leaving early. Students will remain in their classroom until the parent arrives. We do not want students to miss any valuable instructional time.
UPDATING CONTACT INFORMATION:
If at any time during the school year, a change occurs in your home address or telephone number, please let the school know immediately. If there is a change in the telephone number where a parent/guardian may be reached during the day, please report this to the school. The accuracy of our records is essential in handling emergency situations which may arise. A change of address can be completed at the school with two documents to act as proof of your new address. These documents include:
Primary Documentation: Lease, Mortgage Statement, Deed, Proof of Purchase, Property Tax Bill
Secondary Documentation: Utility Bill, Paycheck Stub, Court Document, Change of Address, Job & Family Services Documentation, Social Security Statement, or Shelter Letter.
WITHDRAWAL FROM SCHOOL:
To ensure speedy transmission of necessary records, a withdrawal form must be completed before a student leaves his/her present school. Parents are required to come to the main office of his/her present school to complete the withdrawal form in person. A parent’s signature is required along with a valid photo ID to secure or release needed records. Student records will be faxed or mailed to the new school once a request is received. Withdrawals can only be completed at your student’s present school.
STUDENT CONDUCT EXPECTATIONS
DISCIPLINE AND THE STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT:
Fairview Elementary School follows the Dayton Public Schools Student Code of Conduct. A copy will be provided to families at the beginning of the school year. If you do not receive a copy, please contact your child’s teacher to obtain one.
The Fairview Way Behavior Expectations Matrix
Follow directions the first time.
Wait your turn in line.
Wait your turn.
Line up within 10 seconds of signal.
Follow directions the first time.
Stay in line.
Use the restroom, wash hands, and exit quickly.
Remain in your seat until dismissed.
Use equipment for intended purposes.
Remain seated in designated locations until dismissed.
Be Safe and In Control
Walk with hands and feet to yourself.
Use restroom items for intended purposes.
Walk with hands and feet to your seat.
Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself.
Walk with hands and feet to yourself.
Students at Fairview Elementary School are required to be in uniform while attending school and at all school functions unless prior written notice is given to parents/guardians. Students who arrive out of uniform will not be permitted to attend class until their uniform is brought by a parent/guardian. Parents who need assistance with uniforms should contact Fairview’s Family Resource Coordinator, Tanae Waites at firstname.lastname@example.org
The uniform will consist of the following: (*No exceptions*)
- Navy Blue pants, shorts, skirts, or jumpers
- White collared shirt
- Hooded sweatshirts are not permitted at If a collared sweatshirt is worn in place of a sweater or jacket, it must be removed during school hours.
- Coats and jackets are not to be worn in the
- Sweaters and cardigans are to be navy, black, white, or
- Gym or dress shoes are
- Students may NOT wear open toed or slip on shoes of any kind for safety
- Sweat pants and jeans are NOT
- Uniform shirts must be tucked in and belts are to be worn at all
- Uniforms should be clean and fit
Shoes: Flat shoes are the preferred uniform choice. Tennis shoes are permissible. Some footwear can be very hazardous, especially on the playground. For this reason, flip flops, clogs, heels, thongs, open-toed sandals as well as shoes or boots with higher than normal heels, are not permitted.
Pants and Skirts: Pants, skirts, and shorts must be worn at the waist.
Belts: Belts should be worn and chosen with function in mind. Multiple belts, studded belts, and rope belts are not permitted.
Purses: Purses, handbags, pocketbooks, fanny packs, wallets, and belted wallets are not permitted.
Bookbags: Backpacks, bookbags, or messenger bags are permissible.
Earrings and Jewelry: For children with pierced ears, small posts earrings are acceptable. Dangling designs or oversized studs are not permitted. Rings and other jewelry are strongly discouraged. These items are easily lost, stolen, or broken and the school is not responsible for their loss.
Nails: Press on nails, nail glues, polishes, enamels, lacquers, and nail polish removers are not permitted at school. Professionally done nails are allowed as long as they do not interfere with the learning environment.
Head coverings: Hats, bandanas, and wave caps of any kind are not allowed in the building. Head coverings for religious purposes are permitted.
BREAKFAST AND LUNCH:
- Students will grab their breakfast as they enter the building from the gym at the table outside the cafeteria and take it to their classroom to eat.
- The students will enter in a quiet, orderly fashion and sit in the designated area after they get their lunch. The students will use good table manners and keep their assigned areas clean.
- The students will dispose of trash in an orderly
- No food is to be taken from the
- The students will not leave the lunchroom until
- Students are only permitted to bring a full lunch, water bottle, with single serving items only. All food must be consumed in the cafeteria.
COMMON AREA CONDUCT:
- The students will walk to the right in the halls in a single class
- The students will keep their hands at their sides, or use signals determined by the teacher.
- The students will follow the instructions of ALL staff
- The classroom teacher is responsible for the location of the students at all times.
- All students must have a hall pass with the teacher’s name and time on it when they are not with their class or teacher.
- The classroom teacher will establish restroom
- The classes will follow the rules for Common Area
Students can be kept after school with parental notification. Parents are responsible for transportation home. Students may also be kept indoors during recess.
UNAUTHORIZED PERSONAL ITEMS:
Students are not to bring candy, gum, chips, soda, tablets, pets, toys, basketballs, skateboards, footballs, slime, fidget spinners, trading cards of any kind, or any other items that are not part of the educational requirements of a class. These articles may be confiscated.
Fairview Elementary School and Dayton Public Schools will not be held responsible or liable for any lost, stolen, damaged, or confiscated cell phone, electronic device, or other unauthorized articles.
LEAVING SCHOOL PREMISES:
NO child is ever permitted to leave the school premises during school hours without the consent of the parents (per phone call home or note) and the student will only be permitted to leave with an adult. If a parent/guardian is unable to pick up a child, then the child will only be released to an adult who is listed on the Authorized Pick-Up Form.
TOBACCO, DRUGS, & PARAPHERNALIA:
All tobacco, tobacco products, drugs, and drug paraphernalia are PROHIBITED on school property. This is in compliance with Federal, State, and Local Laws.
Your child’s immunizations must be kept up-to-date according to the requirements of the Ohio Department of Health. Provide the school nurse with an updated immunization record whenever your child receives immunizations. Children whose immunization records are not complete will receive an exclusion notice and have two weeks to comply.
STUDENT HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDELINES:
Every day counts toward academic success. Students should rarely miss school. If your child has a chronic health condition, please contact the school nurse. The nurse may be able to provide help and resources, so that your child can attend school regularly. Please complete an Emergency Medical Authorization form each year.
HEALTH AND ILLNESS AT SCHOOL:
Health screening is done for students in preschool, kindergarten, first, third, and fifth grades. For most grades, this includes vision, hearing, and dental. Scoliosis screening is done in sixth grade. If you do not want your child to participate in the health screenings, you must send a written note to the school nurse. Parents will be informed in writing if their child needs to have a medical evaluation for a possible problem.
If a student becomes ill at school, we will contact the parent so they can make arrangements to pick up their child. Students who are suspected of having a contagious disease will be excluded by the school nurse. If we are unable to reach the parents, we will follow the directions specified on the student’s Emergency Form.
Parent(s) or persons appointed by the parent, must report to the office and sign the student out.
MANAGEMENT OF CHRONIC/LIFE THREATENING CONDITIONS:
The child must have a Health Care Plan on file for emergency medical needs. The parents/guardians must supply any necessary medications or treatments to the school nurse.
CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT REPORTING:
Suspected child abuse and/or neglect as specified by the State of Ohio Board of Education in its resolution relative to Child Abuse and Neglect shall be reported. In addition, we adhere to all Ohio Revised Codes as they relate to child abuse and reporting.
ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATION:
Unless a routine medication is time-specific, it usually can be given at home. Under Ohio law, S.B. 262, medication (prescription or over the counter) may not be administered without having on file a completed request/release form signed by the physician and parent/guardian. All medications must be left in the school nurse’s office. Only authorized personnel can administer medication. A parent/guardian may come to the school to administer medication as well. Students are not allowed to carry medication of any kind. This includes over-the-counter medication and cough suppressants.
INJURY AT SCHOOL :
Minor injuries will be treated in the health office and the student will return to class. Parents or designated adults will be contacted for more serious injuries and illnesses. It is best practice for a parent or designated adult to pick up their child if the school determines that the student should not remain at school due to illness or injury. 911 (and the parent/guardian) will be called for emergency situations.
COVID-19 POLICIES AND GUIDELINES:
The Dayton Public Schools will follow the COVID-19 guidelines listed below for the 2022-2023 school year. As always, the district will continue to monitor the latest information from all health authorities. If changes to these guidelines are necessary, parents and guardians will be notified immediately. Thank you for your continued efforts to keep schools safe.
Masks: Masks are no longer required as of March 28th, 2022. Masks are still strongly recommended for students, staff and all visitors to the building. Those who choose to continue wearing masks, as well as those who choose not to wear a mask, are expected to respect the choice of others. The district will not tolerate any type of bullying or intimidation as it relates to a person’s choice to mask or not.
Social Distancing: DPS will follow CDC guidance on social distancing until further notice, as much as possible.
COVID-19 Vaccines: COVID-19 vaccines are not required for the 2022/23 school year.
Sanitizing: The district will continue to sanitize regularly.
Exposure and Quarantine: Any student who tests positive for COVID-19 must ISOLATE for 5 days regardless of vaccine status. The student must wear a mask, social distance, and
continue to wash hands. The student does not need a negative test to return.
If a student is EXPOSED to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 and is asymptomatic, the student can continue to attend school, wear a mask for 10 days and test after day 5 if possible.
If a student is EXPOSED to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 and has symptoms, the student must stay home and get tested or consult your healthcare provider. The student may come out of isolation after 5 days if they have been fever-free for 24 hours (without medication). The student must wear a mask, social distance, and continue to wash hands regularly. The student does not need a negative test to return.
PURPOSE OF SCHOOL TECHNOLOGY:
Fairview Elementary School provides structured computer services/access for our students. While students are afforded many opportunities to enhance and supplement their learning, there are many guidelines and regulations that apply when dealing with Internet access. Each student will receive the Student Code of Conduct. This will provide detailed information about our policies concerning the Internet and technology use.
Dayton Public Schools is pleased to offer Internet Access to employees and students. The purpose of the computer network is to provide access to a wide range of educational material. The computer and network will improve communication between the local community and the world. The district system is limited to an educational purpose. This term includes use of the system for classroom activities, professional or career development and limited high quality self-discovery activities. Use of equipment for self-discovery may not in any way violate restrictions established in the Acceptable Use Regulations.
ACCEPTABLE USE POLICIES:
With access to computers and information networks, there is an availability of material that may be considered inappropriate in an educational setting. Dayton Public Schools has acquired software designed to block access to certain sites. It must be noted however, that no software is 100% guaranteed. The district believes that the benefits of Internet access for our staff and students outweighs the possibility that users may access material that is not in line with the educational focus of the district.
CELL PHONE POLICY:
- Electronic devices are NOT Electronic equipment of any kind including hand held games, cell phones, MP3 Players, iPods, IPADs, tablets, wireless earbuds, cameras, smart watches etc. will be collected by homeroom teachers and returned to parents.
- Students are responsible for turning in cell phones upon arriving at
- Anything of value that can be lost, stolen, broken, or argued over should not be brought to school.
- If a student refuses to turn in their cell phone upon arrival at school, a parent will be required to pick it up.
CHILDREN ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT (COPPA):
The Children’s Online Privacy Act (COPPA) requires that web sites and services directed to children 13 years of age and younger disclose their information collection, use and storage practices. COPPA also indicates that the parent or guardian has the right to review, modify, or delete any personally identifiable information that a web site holds about your child. In order to honor our commitment to providing the best education possible, DPS will provide access to high quality interactive learning sites. These sites provide a wide variety of activities that are rich in academic value. COPPA allows schools to act as intermediaries between website operators in the notice and consent process. Based on your child’s permission form, you are authorizing Dayton Public Schools to provide consent to one or more web sites or services that may collect personally identifiable information from your child.
ACCESSING TECHNOLOGY AT HOME:
Below is a link for the directions on how to access the DPS Home Access Center! Find information on your student’s progress in class, including grade information.
Students at Fairview are required to use various online programs at Fairview, such as Mindplay, Reading A-Z, Successmaker, etc. Below is a link on how to enter the Clever portal and access these programs and many others.
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