Policies & procedures

School hours

All classes start at 8:10 a.m. There will be a staggered dismissal schedule beginning at 3:14 p.m. and ending at 3:20 p.m. All outside doors are locked at 8:10 a.m. After 8:10 a.m., all individuals must ring the bell to enter the school. The bell is located on the door closest to the visitor's parking lot.

School visitation

We welcome your visits to our school. In an effort to maintain a safe and secure learning environment for our students and staff, we ask that you bring your ID and check in at the front office and secure a visitor's sticker when first entering the building.  Visits to the classroom during instructional time must be scheduled through individual teachers in advance of the day you plan to visit. If you need to drop off items or leave messages for your child, our wonderful office staff will assist you.

Parent lunch visits will only be permitted on Mondays and Fridays. We realize there are exceptions such as birthdays and out-of-town visitors. In this case, please send a note to the teacher indicating the reason for the exception, and the names of those who will be having lunch with your child. These requests must be submitted to the campus administration for approval 24 hours in advance.

NOTE: We will not allow visitors for lunch for the first two weeks of school.  Students will have the opportunity to learn lunchroom procedures and make new friends.

Drop off and pick up procedures

Early arrival and morning drop-off

  • All students who arrive at school before 8 a.m. are to report to the cafeteria (kindergarten and first-grade) or the gym (second through fifth-grade). If your child eats breakfast at school, he/she should go to the cafeteria immediately upon arrival regardless of grade level. Our goal is to have all students fed and in class by 8:10 a.m. All students are encouraged too bring a book to read while waiting in the gym or cafeteria.
  • In the morning, parents will pull up to the front door as usual and use both lanes to drop off students. The doors open at 7:30 a.m.

Releasing students before 3:20 p.m.

Our first priority is our students' safety; therefore, parents may not enter classrooms at the end of the day to pick up students or wait in the classroom hallways. All students must be checked out of school by front office personnel. Before releasing a student to an adult, a sign-out form must be completed and a picture ID shown. Due to traffic congestion at dismissal time, any student that must leave before 3:20 p.m. should be picked up by 2:55 p.m.

Dismissal times

  • Daycare riders and shuttle riders and car rider numbers will be dismissed at 3:14 p.m.
  • Bus 507 and walkers who walk home will begin dismissing by grade level starting at 3:14 p.m. 
  • We begin calling car riders to be dismissed at 3:15 p.m.
  • If you park across the street and walk up, then your child is considered a park and walk. Pick up all walkers and park and walk students by 3:25 p.m. or you will need to come to the office to pick up your child. walker. Walkers need to be picked up by 3:25 p.m.
  • After 3:40 p.m., students must be picked up and signed out from the office.

Dismissal procedures

  • Put pick up card in front windshield of car.
  • Kindergarten parents who walk-up to pick up kids must bring card to show for pick up.
  • If you have multiple kids, put ALL cards in windshield.
  • If someone asks you to pick up their child, let the office and the teacher know and those students will go down to your child's class for dismissal.  Anyone who picks up your child from the car pick up line must have your child's card. 

After school pick up

  • Parent will enter and follow the loop at the back of the building and will pick up their children at the west side of the building at the grade level exit doors. The doors are labeled by grade level.
  • After picking up first through fifth-grade students, parents will use the outside lane to exit onto Liberty Grove heading east. The outside lane will no longer be used to pick up students.
  • For kindergarten pick-ups, please stay in the inside lane and pick up at the "X" according to the diagram. Walk-ups will pick up students at the designated kindergarten area.
  • Walk-ups for first through fifth-grade will pick up students at the designated area on the map.
  • Daycare bus riders exit in the back near the gym.
  • School bus riders exit from the back by the cafeteria.

As you can tell there will be a lot of traffic in the large parking lot. Parents, please make sure your child is with you in the parking lot. Safety is our top priority.

Bus/Car procedure

There are many students walking to and from school.  For this reason, it is imperative that the front bus lanes remain free from cars.  We further need your assistance in not parking your car and leaving it in the driveway at the front of the school.  If you need to come inside, please park in the visitor's space or across Liberty Grove Road at Lake Cities Community church. 

  • All students must be picked up and dropped off at the front of the school.
  • The back parking lot is for Keeley faculty and bus traffic only.  It is a one way parking lot, so traffic cannot enter off Princeton Road. 
  • Parents cannot drop off or pick up students at the back  of the school where the dumpsters are located (teachers parking lot). 

Absences and tardies

Students need to bring a signed note from their parents when they return to school after an absence. Parents are encouraged to call the school or email the teacher to report an absence. Keeley will notify you by phone when your child has a partial or full day absence. When your child is tardy (8:11 a.m.), he/she must report to the office for a tardy slip. According to the State of Texas policy, a partial day absence will be recorded for students who arrive at 8:21 a.m. or after, or leave before the end of the school day.

Student medication

All medication to be administered during school hours must be delivered to the Keeley clinic with a signed parent permission form. The parent permission form is available online as well as in the the Keeley clinic. Please meet with the school nurse to discuss your child's specific needs or email Nurse Tarr.

Dress code

All students are encouraged to develop and maintain good dress habits at school and school-sponsored activities. Extremes in modes of dress are not acceptable; e.g. exposed midriffs, see-through clothing, tank tops, or garments advertising products that are in poor taste. Shorts of a modest length and fit (approximately knee-length, loose fitting and hemmed) may be worn by students in all grade levels. The final decision for determining appropriate dress and appearance will rest with the teacher and principal.

Phone calls to the office

The office staff cannot be responsible for changes in transportation that are given after 2:15 p.m. Please send a note to your child's teacher if the change in routine transportation is necessary. When calling for a change in transportation, your child's student ID number must be given.

Meal tickets

Students may put money in their lunch account each morning in the cafeteria before school starts. The cost of a hot plate lunch will be $2.85 and breakfast is $1.50. For students who bring their lunches, drinks may be purchased in the cafeteria. Please make any checks written for lunch payable to Keeley Elementary. Applications for free/reduced lunch will not be sent home with each student unless requested by the parent.  Applications are available online and we encourage you to use this process in order to expedite your request. 

Parent complaint form

If a parent has a complaint about Keeley, forms to register the complaint can be found in the front office. Please return the form in an envelope addressed to Mrs. Taylor.

Cell phones and technology devices

Cell phones or other technology devices inside the building during the school day are prohibited, unless approved by the classroom teacher for instructional use. Cell phones taken away from students can only be retrieved by a parent.

Campus Improvement Plan (CIP)

A Campus Improvement Plan serves as the blueprint for how a campus will address objectives and other campus needs that have been identified from a Campus Needs Assessment. Keeley's Campus Improvement Plan is linked below.

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.