Policies & procedures


Regular attendance is essential for your child to achieve and learn at their maximum potential and is required by state law.

If your child is absent, please send a note to the school upon their return. Notes should be given to their homeroom teacher. The note should be from the parent/guardian or physician and should state the reason for the absence.  

Student medication

All medication will be kept in the clinic. Medication brought to school by a student must be prescribed by a physician, and in the original packaging. Over-the-counter medication must also be taken to the clinic, and accompanied by a note from the physician with specific directions. Students may not carry over-the-counter medication to the classroom. 

Lunch procedures

Stay tuned for updated lunch procedures as they become available.

Dress code

Freeman at Golden Meadows Elementary follows the district standardized dress code:

  • Students may wear a red, navy, or white polo.
  • For bottoms, students may were khaki or navy blue shorts, pants, skirts, and dresses.
  • On Friday, students may wear a college or Freeman school shirt with jeans.
  • Please put your child's name on coats, sweaters, backpacks, and lunch boxes.


Tardies/partial tardies

The school bell rings at 7:55 a.m.. It can be very congested at school in the mornings after 7:30 a.m. Please make it a point to have your child at school prior to the 7:55 a.m. bell. This allows your child to get to the classroom on time and prepare for the day by eating breakfast in the classroom.

Please drop-off your child in the front of the school. If it is after 8:10 am, the student must come in through the front door and accompanied and pick up at tardy slip from the office. After 8:20 a.m. it is considered a partial day absence. A student must be in the classroom by 8:10 a.m. to avoid a tardy. Tardies, according to GISD policy, will be reflected on the report card whether they are excused or unexcused. Excessive tardies have an adverse effect on school performance.


Dismissal begins at 3:30 on full school days and 1:25 on half days.  The students are dismissed by grade level and mode of transportation in various locations of the school.  Those locations are as follows:

  • Pre-K and Kindergarten are picked up in the back by the playground areas.
  • 1st grade through 3rd grade (with siblings) are picked up by the gym entrance.
  • 4th and 5th grade are picked up by the front entrance.
  • Bus and daycare students are picked up by the cafeteria.
  • 3rd grade car riders with no siblings (single riders) are picked up by the cafeteria.

Online Student Services requests

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

If you have additional questions, please contact the campus data clerk.

Families and communication

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.