EastView Handbook

Dear Parents,

On behalf of the EastView Staff, I want to WELCOME all new parents to our EastView community and to say THANK YOU to our parents from last year for their excellent cooperation. EastView has a very fine reputation, not only in our community but throughout the region. I am sure it will continue to flourish with the combined efforts of our parents and staff. I am looking forward to working with you and your children again this year.

As you know, the new school year is underway, and with your continued cooperation we feel that this year can be one of our very best. Please remember that the welfare of each pupil is always our first consideration.

 SCHOOL HOURS for students (K-5) are 8:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

 Students should NOT be dropped off at school before 7:20 a.m. and must be picked up by 3:45 p.m.

 Please remember to always DRIVE WITH extreme CAUTION anytime you are on our campus.

 CAR RIDERS will be dismissed at 3:10 p.m.

 ESP STUDENTS will report to the gym at 3:10 p.m.

 BUS RIDERS and ALL OTHER STUDENTS will be in the gym/cafeteria by 3:10 p.m.

 To protect instructional time, protect students with food allergies and insure proper food safety, we cannot allow student birthday parties at school. We supply your child's writing paper, classroom magazines, and construction paper needs for the school year in KINDERGARTEN through FIFTH GRADE for the amount of $15.00. Please send the paper fee to your child's homeroom teacher and make checks payable to EastView School.

 Remember to keep your address, phone, and email address updated.

Please update your SchoolCast account with any changes and also notify the school office. SchoolCast is our primary method of communication and it is very important that we are able to reach you in an emergency.

 We would like to encourage your child to participate in our SCHOOL LUNCH and BREAKFAST PROGRAMS.

KINDERGARTEN through FIFTH GRADE LUNCH is $2.25.

Reduced lunch is $ .40.

Guest lunch is $3.50.

KINDERGARTEN through FIFTH GRADE BREAKFAST is $1.50.

Reduced breakfast is $ .30.

Guest breakfast is $2.25.

Milk is $ .35.

 According to the Greeneville City Schools Wellness Policy, FAST FOOD

PRODUCTS may NOT be brought to school for consumption by students.

STUDENTS MAY NOT HAVE "CHARGE ACCOUNTS" IN THE CAFETERIA.

[Cafeteria charges should be limited to emergency situations only.]

 We have an excellent G.S.I.A. (Greeneville Schools in Action) parent organization at EastView and would like very much for each of you to join when given the opportunity.

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THANK YOU for joining with us in our effort to provide a QUALITY EDUCATION for YOUR CHILDREN.

Sincerely,

Dale Landers

 

 

BUS DUTY PROCEDURES

To address safety concerns and other bus duty issues, the EastView staff and administration have developed procedures for morning arrival and afternoon dismissal of students. We feel these procedures will reduce some of the confusion and enhance the safety of all students. We ask that all parents and others who transport students to and from school become familiar with these procedures and work with us to improve our current bus duty plan. Your understanding and cooperation is greatly appreciated. Improved safety for your child is our number one concern.

Procedures

1. Please do not park in the areas near the front and rear porches. Those areas are for drop-off and pick-up only.

2. Under normal circumstances, parents should not walk their child to their classroom in the morning. Student independence and responsibility are educational goals.

3. Students should not be dropped off before 7:20 a.m. and must be picked up by 3:45 p.m. No exceptions please. ESP is available for those who need it.

4. During dismissal, parents are asked to stay in their cars, remain in line, and allow teachers on bus duty to load children into the cars. You should never attempt to drive around those cars waiting in line.

5. Parents are asked not to congregate on the front and rear porch areas. This blocks the main dismissal exits and creates safety concerns.

6. People picking up students will not be allowed to wait inside the main entrance areas and hallways or allowed to go to the classrooms to get students.

7. If you choose to park in the back parking lot or in the Recreation Center parking lot to avoid the long car line, please remain with your car and get in line after the traffic has diminished. We had several "near misses" in previous years as students and parents crossed the driveways to return to the parking areas. Students will not be allowed to walk to those areas to meet their ride.

8. If your child is not in the pick-up area when you arrive, you will be asked to pull aside or circle back around in line to keep the lines moving.

9. Family name signs will be made at school and sent home with each child. These signs must be displayed in your front window as you arrive for pick-up so that teachers on bus duty will know who you are there for.

10. Early checkout guidelines still apply. Please don't check your child out early to avoid normal dismissal.

11. Buses should always be given the right-of-way. Buses will unload at the rear porch but will load in the afternoon outside the cafeteria to help alleviate some of the traffic congestion during dismissal.

12. Please be patient and cooperate with those on bus duty as we attempt to make it safer and more efficient for everyone.

 

ATTENDANCE POLICY

EastView Elementary School follows the Greeneville City Board of Education Policy for school attendance. A copy of the policy can be found on the Greeneville City Schools website at gcschools.net.

EastView has a long history of excellent attendance and we want to keep it that way. Please become familiar with the school attendance guidelines listed below. By working together, we can continue to keep our students and the school in compliance with system attendance policy. While we all get sick and occasionally need to miss school, we hope you will make every effort to have your child in school every day possible.

Please try to schedule doctor and dentist appointments after school hours or on non-school days.

All absences will be recorded as unexcused unless the school receives a written excuse from the student's parent or legal guardian or doctor.

Students with excessive absences will be referred to the Attendance Review Officer of the Greene County Juvenile Court.

Students with five (5) or more unexcused absences or ten (10) total absences in any semester may be asked to appear before the Greeneville Truancy Board.

When your child is absent, parents should contact the school to request make-up work. Board policy gives students with excused absences five (5) days to complete make-up work.

Excused absences include: personal illness, illness of immediate family member requiring the student to give temporary help, death in the family, extreme weather conditions, and religious observances.

Students are marked tardy if they arrive after 8:15 or check out before 3:15. Excessive unexcused tardies may also lead to truancy violations.

School Board Policy states that current out-of-zone and tuition students may attend the same school next year provided satisfactory attendance is maintained.

 

                     GREENEVILLE CITY SCHOOLS CODE OF BEHAVIOR AND DISCIPLINE

The Greeneville City School System maintains high expectations that our students will conduct themselves appropriately at all times. At the heart of the Code of Behavior and Discipline are the virtues found in our Character Education Program. Students are expected to use the Character Education Virtues of the Greeneville City School System to model positive behavior. In order to assist students, parents, teachers, and administrators understand what is expected by positive behavior, the Character Education Virtues are defined as follows:

Kindness - The desire to show genuine sympathy and interest in others' well-being.

Courtesy - The ability to display positive behaviors that may be interpreted as being considerate, respectful, generous, polite, and mannerly in school, home, and community.

Fairness/Justice - The conviction to consider the individual work of each citizen as an important contribution to the common good of the school or the community.

Honesty - The conviction to say and/or do the morally right thing, regardless of public recognition.

Self-Discipline - The ability to control one's self for the sake of improvement.

Respect - The recognition of the basic worth and value of all human beings, which results in an individual relating to others in a manner which reflects dignity and honors humanity.Responsibility - The ability of a person to think, respond, and be accountable for his/her actions and behaviors in any given situation.

Courage - The internal strength to actively support convictions and beliefs.

Perseverance - The ability to pursue worthwhile goals in spite of obstacles and distractions.

Self-Respect - The ability to use a belief in self-worth to recognize that choices exist in all situations and to resist negative peer pressure in making positive choices.

In order to insure that students behave in an appropriate manner and to insure that all students and teachers can learn and teach in a safe school environment, the Greeneville City Board of Education has established a Code of Behavior and Discipline. Teachers, administrators, or any school personnel are authorized to take just and reasonable measures to establish effective school discipline. The authority to control student behavior shall extend to buses and all activities of the school. Each school principal shall be responsible for implementation and administration in his/her school. He/She shall apply the Code of Behavior and Discipline uniformly and fairly to each student at the school without partiality or discrimination.Students will receive punishment ranging from a verbal reprimand to the zero-tolerance policy being applied depending on the severity and nature of the misbehavior. Infractions are as follows:

1. Assaulting a principal, teacher, student, or any school employee with vulgar, obscene, or threatening language;

2. Immoral or disreputable conduct toward a principal, teacher, or any school employee;

3. Engaging in fighting;

4. Violence or threatened violence against the person or property of any personnel or any student attending or assigned to any school;

5. Possession of a pistol, gun, or firearm on school property;

6. Possession of a knife or other weapons, etc., as defined in TCA 39-6-1701, on school property;

7. Willful or malicious damage to or the theft of real or personal property of the school or the property of any person attending or assigned to the school;

8. Unlawful use or possession of barbital or legend drugs as defined in TCA 53-10-101;

9. Unlawful use or possession of alcohol;

10. The sale or distribution of drugs and/or alcohol;

11. Engaging in behavior which disrupts a class or school-sponsored activity;

12. Assault or battery on school employees;

13. Willful and persistent violation of the rules of the school or truancy;

14. Off-campus criminal behavior resulting in felony charges or when such behavior poses a danger to persons or property or disrupts the educational process;

15. Use of or the unlawful possession of tobacco;

16. Any other conduct prejudicial to good order or discipline in the school.Zero-Tolerance Behavior

In order to assure a safe and secure learning environment free of drugs, violence, and dangerous weapons, any student who engages in the following behaviors will be expelled for a period of not less than one (1) calendar year. Expelled means removed from the pupil's regular school or removed from school attendance altogether. Nothing in this code shall be construed to prohibit the assignment of expelled students to the alternative school. The director of schools shall have the authority to modify this expulsion requirement on a case-by-case basis. Zero-tolerance acts are as follows:

1. Students who bring or unlawfully possess a weapon on a school bus, on school property, or at any school event or activity;

2. Students who bring or unlawfully possess drugs on a school bus, on school property, or at any school event or activity;

3. Students who commit a battery on a teacher or any employee of the school while on a school bus, on school property, or at any school event or activity.

 

PROTECTING INSTRUCTIONAL TIME

Protecting classroom instructional time is one of our primary goals to insure that your child has a quality learning environment. Anytime the classroom teacher is interrupted while teaching, instructional time is lost. All of our teachers are happy to conference with parents as long as it does not take away instructional time from the twenty or so students they are responsible for. Please help us protect this valuable time for all students by taking note of the following:

 Do not "drop in" on your child's classroom while the teacher is teaching. This includes the beginning and end of the day when the teacher is trying to begin classroom work or give final instructions before dismissing the students.

 Plan ahead on transportation, so you do not have to call the school with last minute changes on how your child is to go home.

 Students coming in late or checking out early disrupt instructional time.

 If your child is absent, please call the office prior to 9:00 a.m. to request homework. Your child's work will be available in the office after 3:00 p.m.

 Use email....teachers check their email throughout the day. This allows communication without interrupting teaching time.

 Telephone calls will NOT be transferred to the classrooms during instructional time. Limit your calls to the teacher's planning time or before and after school. Office personnel are always available to take a message for the teacher.

 Planning ahead and good communication between the parent and teacher should eliminate most classroom interruptions.

 Classroom parties and celebrations will be limited to those planned by the classroom teacher and school. Individual birthday parties cannot be allowed.

TEACHER PLANNING TIMES

KINDERGARTEN

HILL 9:30 - 10:30 (DAILY)

MULLINS 9:30 - 10:30 (DAILY)

SOUTHERLAND 9:30 - 10:30 (DAILY)

FIRST GRADE

ANDREW 10:30 - 11:30 (DAILY)

DICKEY 10:30 - 11:30 (DAILY)

JONES 10:30 - 11:30 (DAILY)

SECOND GRADE

BENTLEY 1:30 - 2:30 (DAILY)

McCALL 1:30 - 2:30 (DAILY)

RUSSELL 1:30 - 2:30 (DAILY)

THIRD GRADE

BROOKS 8:30 - 9:30 (DAILY)

O'DELL 8:30 - 9:30 (DAILY)

TREADWAY 8:30 - 9:30 (DAILY)

FOURTH GRADE

AMOS 12:30 - 1:30 (DAILY)

JACOBS 12:30 - 1:30 (DAILY)

JUSTIS 12:30 - 1:30 (DAILY)

FIFTH GRADE

BROYLES 11:30 - 12:30 (DAILY)

CARTER 11:30 - 12:30 (DAILY)

COLLINS 11:30 - 12:30 (DAILY)

*CALL TIMES FOR SPECIALISTS AND SPECIAL EDUCATION* 8:00 - 8:30 AND 2:30

- 3:00 (DAILY)