Policies & procedures

Grooming/dress code

Stephens Elementary does not have uniforms, however, we do follow the district guidelines when it comes to proper grooming and dress code needs of our students. 

Attendance policy

When your child misses school for any reason they must bring a note from parent/legal guardian stating the reason why they were absent. Please make sure to add the date your child was absent along with their student ID number. If your child is absent for more than three days in a row they will need to have a doctor's note.

Please remember that no student can miss more than 18 days in one school year.

Stephens drop-off / dismissal map

Satellite image of school with directional arrows showing drop off and pick up locations for students

Pre-K and special programs please follow the orange arrows at the front of the school on Cheyenne drive. 

Buses will follow the blue arrow from Cheyenne drive, behind the teacher parking lot and to the back parking lot of the school.

Parent drop-off please follow the red arrows, entering from Miller road, past the teacher parking lot and to the side entrance of the school.

 

Birthdays and celebrations

Per state regulations, cupcakes or any food given to all students will not be allowing during lunch times. 

Please help our campus preserve the instructional time each day.  We need to remind everyone that birthday celebrations only occur at the end of the day.  You may bring cupcakes only.  Please do not bring pizza, balloons, or other snacks. The office staff will deliver the cupcakes to the classroom around 3:00pm. We do not allow parents to enter classrooms during this vital time of our instructional day.  Please keep in mind that all food items must be store bought and cannot be homemade.  Please make sure you notify the teacher that you would like to bring birthday cupcakes.   

Lunch visitors

We know how special it is for a student to have a special adult come up and eat lunch with them.  Look for special days when you can join your child during lunchtime.  Please call our front office if you need additional information regarding lunch with students. 

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:

Maribel Marquez

972-463-5790

Mmarquez@garlandisd.net 


 

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.

Campus Parent Involvement Policy

Campus Parent Involvement Policy (Español)

Parent Compact

Parent Compact (Español)

 

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.