Policies & procedures

What should I wear?

Standardized dress guidelines

Respectful, responsible, and ready

It's a Lister tradition to be respectful, responsible, and ready. One of the ways we show it is through our common area behaviors.

  • Bathroom: Go, Flush, Wash and Leave
  • Cafeteria: Line, Dine, and Clean the scene
  • Hallway: Silent Butterflies Walking on the Right

School hours

8:10 a.m. - School Begins
3:20 p.m. - School Dismissal

Arrival

  • Our building opens to students at 7:30 a.m.
  • Grades K and 1 students will report to the cafeteria.
  • Grades 3-5 students will report to the gym.
  • Any child who eats breakfast reports to the cafeteria.
  • Students arriving after 8:10 a.m. are considered tardy.

Dismissal

Students will be dismissed from the inside of the building. This provides for a safer process and allows more effective monitoring of whom students are leaving with. There are four classifications of students as it relates to dismissal:

  • Car Riders: Students picked up by car, Kinder - 2nd in front of the circular drive and grades 3-5 at the rear of the campus.  If Kinder - 2nd have a sibling in 3rd - 5th, they will be picked up with their sibling at the rear of the campus.
  • Park and Riders: Students whose parents/guardians park on the street and walk up to the campus to get their child/children. You will come to the front doors with your laminated car card to collect your child.
  • Walkers: Students who walk home.
  • Bus/Daycare: Students who are picked up via these means.

Attendance

Poor attendance can directly contribute to poor academic performance and lead to failure. Therefore, it is the responsibility and duty of both the school and the home to jointly encourage students to establish a good attendance record. We understand that sometimes it is difficult to tell whether or not you should keep your child home. Here are some tips and suggestions that may provide some help.

Should I keep my child home?

Tardies/partial absences

Being in class on time is an important part of student's success and an important habit for children to begin at a young age. A student must be in the classroom by 8:00 a.m. to avoid a tardy. Tardies, according to GISD policy, will be reflected on the report card whether they are excused or unexcused. For accounting purposes, a tardy is equal to a partial absence. Excessive tardies can become an attendance problem, so be sure to establish routines at home that will ensure your child has plenty of time to get to class on schedule.

School visitors

All visitors are required to come to the school office upon entering the building. On a first visit, your driver's license will be scanned into our visitor system. Every guest will receive a visitor's badge to be worn at all times while in the building. On your way out, please return your badge in the front office, and we will sign you out of our visitor system. To ensure the safety of our students, teachers and staff have been instructed to question anyone not identified as an authorized visitor. If it is necessary to contact your child or their teachers during the school day, the office staff will be happy to assist you.

Messages to students during the school day

There are times when parents may need to contact the school to send a message to a child. Please be ready to give the student's identification number to our staff when you call so we can verify your connection to the student. We suggest you memorize this very important number and have it written down in several places.

Student medication

All medication brought to school by a student must be prescribed medication in a properly labeled prescription bottle. All medication will be kept in the clinic in a locked cabinet. We encourage students to take responsibility for reporting to the clinic for medication. Students will not be allowed to take over-the-counter medications unless accompanied by a doctor's note.

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 1

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.

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.