Policies & procedures

Absences

If your child is absent, please send a note to the office the day he/she returns to school or within three (3) days of the absence. Notes can be given to the teacher or the office.

For information on how to submit absence notes through Skyward, see Student Attendance in Skyward.

Tardies

The tardy bell rings at 8:10 a.m., students arriving after 8:20 a.m. are given a partial absence for the day. Students leaving before 3 p.m. are given a partial absence for the day.

Early Dismissal Time

Elementary Schools will dismiss at 1:25 p.m. on designated Early Dismissal Day's.

Pick-up and Drop-off

Please adhere to the following guidelines to ensure our children have a safe arrival to school each morning, as well as an efficient system for our parents:

Crosswalk Safety Tips:
• Slow down and be prepared to stop when entering a crosswalk.
• Yield to pedestrians in crosswalk and stop well behind the crosswalk.
• Never pass vehicles stopped at a crosswalk.

Proper Procedures for Dropping Off Students :

  • The main crosswalk is the only crosswalk to be used in the morning.
  • Only use the right lane closest to the building for drop off. This allows all children to exit to the sidewalk, which will prevent students from being in dangerous situations with other cars.
  • Ensure your child is ready to unload when you stop the car ... backpack ready, shoes tied, goodbyes said. Unlock your car door and direct your child to exit the vehicle efficiently.
  • Remain in your vehicle. If you need to exit your vehicle, pull forward and pass the main crosswalk. If your child needs to exit on the left side of the car due to a car seat, pull forward and pass the main crosswalk.
  • Children dropped prior to 7:40 will need to wait outside until the building opens.
  • Children must wear masks and ensure social distancing.

Proper Procedures for Picking Up Students :

  • Car Riders: Please pull in the front driveway and display your PikMyKid card on your front dashboard. Be sure and pull as far forward as possible to alleviate stopped traffic on the road.
  • Three crosswalks will be utilized in the afternoons. The first crosswalk near the 3rd/4th/5th grade walkway, the crosswalk near the 1st/2nd grade walkway and the main crosswalk. All afternoon crosswalks will have a crossing guard to help students cross the driveway. 
  • Walkers: Our student walkers will be released to either walk home or meet up with their parent or guardian off campus.

All GISD Bus and Daycare riders load from the rear of the building.

Abbett has implemented a new pick up system which allows our students to stay safely in their classrooms until it is time for them to be released. 

Visitors

Visitor access during COVID-19

  • Building access is limited for exceptional circumstances and by appointment only
  • All visitors are required to wear a face-covering while on campus
  • Virtual meetings will be available when possible
  • Visitors may be provided face coverings upon request

All visitors (even the familiar faces) must sign in at the office. Please provide a photo identification to our friendly office staff!

Online Student Services Requests

Looking to be an All Star? Do you need to enroll your child, request a transfer, withdraw or request a transcript? It's easy to start the processes at home. Visit the Online Student Services page to get started!

If you have additional questions, please contact our campus Data Clerk, Ms. Peggy, via email or by phone:

Peggy Bychkowski

972-675-3000

District policies

To support our mission of providing an exceptional education to all students, we have created policies designed to help your student have the best possible education experience.

Visit the Policies page on the district website for additional polices and related information.