Policies & procedures

Student safety is very important at Golden Meadows. For safety and confidentiality reasons please have your child's student I.D.# and their homeroom teacher's name when contacting the school for information.

Arrival

  • For safety reasons students should not arrive to campus prior to 7:30 a.m.

  • At 7:30 a.m. students are welcome to enter the school building, where students then go to their assigned waiting areas.

    • Students in grades prekindergarten-3 will go to the gym to their teacher's designated class area.

    • Students in grades 4 and 5 will go to the cafeteria.

  • At 7:55 a.m. grade level teachers will come to pick up classes and students begin walking to class, where they have breakfast. Golden Meadows is a part of the BIC, "Breakfast in the Classroom", program where each student receives free breakfast each morning.

Drop off

Students arriving to campus by private vehicle should be dropped off at the front, North entrance, of the campus. Parents wishing to park and enter the school may use the labeled visitor spaces in the front of the building. Please do not park along the red fire lane or in any reserved spaces. The side, East entrance, of the building is designated for school buses, daycare vans and buses, and ALE students only. Students arriving by bicycle and those walking to school must enter through the front doors.

Attendance

Tardies

Students are considered late, or tardy, at 8:11 a.m. Students who arrive after the tardy bell has rung will need to obtain a tardy slip from the front office before proceeding to class.

Partial day absences

Students arriving after 8:20 a.m. are given a partial absence for the day and are subject to court filings when necessary.

Absences

Regular school attendance is essential for your child to achieve high academic success. If your child must be absent from school please send a note to the front office the day he/she returns. Notes can be given to the homeroom teacher or the front office. If your child is well enough during an absence to complete assignments at home, please call the front office in the morning and ask to have missed assignments ready at the end of the school day for pick-up.

Dismissal

Students dismiss at 3:20 p.m. Knowing how your child gets home is very important to us. Your child's teacher and the front office can provide information regarding our campus dismissal locations. If your child will be going home an alternate way than normal, we do ask that parents send a note to school with your child, or call the school no later than 2 p.m. to inform the front office.

Dismissal locations

  • North Walkers- students are walked out by a designated grade level teacher to the large tree on the corner of Travis St. and Old Mill Run. (In front of school)

  • East Walkers- students are walked out by a designated grade level teacher to the large tree on the corner of Travis St. and our school parking lot. (To the left of school)

  • Car Riders- please bring student name card given by teacher, or office, and drive through the car pool area in front of our campus. A staff member will bring your student out to your car.

  • Bus and daycare riders will be picked up through the gym doors.

Early dismissal

  • Students who leave the building during normal school hours must be signed out through the front office.

  • Only parents, legal guardians, or listed emergency contacts may sign out a student.

  • For safety reasons a valid photo identification card (examples: valid driver's license, valid state issue I.D. card) are required to sign out students.

Dress code

All students are required to wear standardized dress to school.

  • Red, navy, or white polo-style shirts (short or long sleeve, no logos)

  • Red, navy, or white sweaters or sweatshirts

  • Navy or khaki slacks or shorts of a modest length (2 inches above the knee or longer)

  • Girls may also choose navy, khaki or plaid skirts, skorts, capris, or jumpers of a modest length

For information about standardized dress please check the district website.

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:

Diana Mercado

972-494-8373

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.

Campus Improvement Plan

A Campus Improvement Plan serves as the blueprint for how a campus will address performance objectives and other campus needs that have been identified from a Campus Needs Assessment.

Title I

The Campus Parent Involvement Policy explains how our campus supports the important role of parents in the education of their children. We offer a Parent Compact to establish a partnership among parents, school staff, and students for improving student academic achievement.