Policies & procedures
Students who arrive after 8:10 a.m. are given a partial day absence. Numerous partial day absences could result in a truancy court filing. All tardies between 8:10 and 8:20 a.m. are considered discipline issues and will be handled as such.
If your child must be absent from school, you must send a note to the office the day that he/she returns to school. It is not necessary to call the school office, as a note must be on file from the parent for all absences to be excused. Notes can be given to the teacher or directly to the office. If a note is not sent, it will be considered an unexcused absence. Unexcused absences could result in a truancy court filing. Trips out of town are not considered excused absences unless approved by school administration.
Students leaving early
If your child leaves before 3:20 p.m. they will need to have a doctor’s note or it will be counted as a partial day absence. If your child leaves from the clinic it is not counted as an absence.
All visitors and volunteers must sign in at the office. You will need a driver's license or form of picture ID to register in our system the first time. Every person who enters our building must wear a visitor's sticker or ID badge.
All transportation changes must be received no later than 2:45 p.m. each school day. Changes must be submitted to the office by email, phone, or a hand written note. Students must give hand written notes to classroom teachers in the morning so that the change can be processed. Any requests after 2:45 p.m. will not be granted.
All prescription medication to be administered during school hours must be delivered to the clinic with a signed parent permission form. Please meet with the school nurse to discuss your child's specific needs or email Mrs. Fenimore
GISD Dress Code will be followed at all times. Shorts and skirts should be of modest length and fit. Students should wear tennis shoes on the days that they attend gym class. Any extreme modes of dress or hairstyle will not be allowed. Ruling on any questionable form of dress will be the responsibility of the school administration.
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.
- Student Code of Conduct & Handbook (PDF)
- Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) (PDF)
- Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)-Spanish (PDF)
- Parent Involvement Policy
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.
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.