Cell Phones

Cell Phone Policy:  Students are welcome to bring cell phones to school.  However, they are not to be used unless a teacher has given them permission.  If a cell phone is confiscated, the following applies: 1st time- returned at the end of day, 2nd time and after- $15 charge.

If your child is ill and needs to go home, you will receive a call from the nurse.  Students are not allowed to use their cell phones to call a parent to pick them up during the school day.  If your child calls you due to illness, please remind them to tell their teacher and see the nurse.

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Benchmarks

We will have benchmarks Wednesday-Friday this week!  These 3 days will be set up as if we were STAAR Testing.  Students will test from 8:00-12:00 each day, and lunch will be at 12:20.  Please make any necessary appointments for your Middle School children for the afternoon on testing days.  This is their opportunity to shine!!! 

ZAP (Zeros Aren’t Permitted)

Zeros Aren’t Permitted (ZAP) is a program designed to increase expectations of students who habitually, or occasionally, fail to complete and turn in assignments on time. Students who have zeros are likely to continue not handing in assignments, and therefore are at greater risk of failure and dropping out. ZAP, which involves the entire staff, clearly emphasizes the belief that assignments/projects/homework are important and must be completed. This program will direct students to use their abilities to acquire self-discipline and establish work habits that will serve them in an educational or work setting.

WHO:  Students who have a zero in class

WHEN: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday from 3:30-4:30

WHERE: Office

WITH: Mrs. Balboa or Mr. Higginbotham

How the program works:  Teachers will notify the parent that their child has been assigned to ZAP due to receiving a Zero. If the student is unable to stay due to transportation issues, please let the teacher know.  The student will report to the office at 3:30 on his/her assigned day.  Students will need to be picked up at 4:30.  If the student is a no show, consequences will be given.