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Fast Facts about IRIS
- We have 14 Sections of Grade 4 and 13 Sections in Grade 5
- We have total enrollment of 675 students
- Students enter the building at 8:45 each day
- Buses leave at 3:45
- Students getting picked up at the end of the day by parents get called down at 3:35
- Lunch Schedule runs from 11:00-1:00, each class has a 30 minute time slot
- We have a 6 day cycle similar to other buildings in the district
- Students get inside or outside recess (weather permitting)
- We are an elementary school- thus your child has one primary teacher
- Our teachers do some team teaching- especially in Math and Reading
- We have Academic Intervention Services available for students
- We have a School Counselor, Social Worker, and School Psychologist
- In addition to core curriculum students take Art, Music, Libary, and PE.
- Abscenes from school happen- excuses are required
- We have a breakfast program available
- We have late buses on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:40
- Electronic devices (cell phones, video games, etc.) are not allowed to be in use during school hours
- PTO Meetings are usually the first Monday of each month. Please call 315-642-0405 for more information
Below are some notable portions of the Indian River Central Elementary Schools' Student Handbook
ABSENCES & TARDINESS
When a student is absent from school, he/she is required to bring an excuse on the day of his return. This excuse must be written by the parent or guardian and should contain the following information: the date written, the child’s name, the date(s) of absence, the reason for absence (in the case of sickness, the general nature of the illness should be noted), and the parent signature. Any absence without a properly written excuse is illegal after three days.
Children wishing to ride home on other than their regular bus must have a signed note from their parents stating time, date, and destination. Passes are issued at the respective school offices. The student presents this pass to the bus driver.
Should you need to pick your child up from school at the end of the day, please contact the school to receive the procedures designed to assist parents. If the procedures are followed, no conflict shall occur with bus loading or school dismissal operations.
While the law requires the school district to furnish transportation, it does not relieve parents from the responsibility of supervision until such time as the child boards the bus in the morning and after the child leaves the bus at the end of the school day.
Once the child boards the bus-and only at that time—does he or she become the responsibility of the school district. Such responsibility shall end when the child is delivered to the regular bus stop at the close of the school day.
In view of the fact that a bus is an extension of the classroom, the Board shall require children to conduct themselves on the bus in a manner consistent with established standards for classroom behavior.
CLASSROOM HOURS—SCHOOL HOURS
The student day is from to in all elementary schools. Arrival time for bus students may vary slightly. There will be a late bus at the
In the event of inclement weather, power failure, or other emergency situations, it is sometimes necessary to close school. The following radio and TV stations have been designated as official stations to be used in connection with emergency closing:
WATN (1240) AM WBDR (102.7) WNCQ (102.9) FM
WTNY (790) AM WTOJ (103.1) WSLU (89.5) FM
WSLB (1400) AM WCIZ (93.3) FM WFRY (97.5) FM
WOTT (100.7) FM WWTI-TV 50 WBDI (106.7) FM
WWNY-TV7 WGIX (95.3) FM
NEWS 10 NOW (Time Warner Cable Channel 10)
In anticipation of winter weather conditions which could prevent or delay the opening of school or prompt early dismissal, parents are urged to tune in to these stations. When it is announced that IRCSD is closing, that includes all elementary buildings.
Homework activities are an integral part of the pupils’ learning programs, from kindergarten through twelfth grade. It is through homework activities that students benefit by improving their learning skills and acquiring the habits, attitudes and expectations that enhance their lifelong learning.
In the intermediate school, homework is assigned which may require the pupils’ use and management of time during and beyond the school day. Assignments at this level reflect a more formalized academic content, to the point where the successful completion of homework is considered in the overall determination of pupil progress.
REGISTRATION OF NEW STUDENTS
Students new to the
Bring the following to registration:
1. The most recent report card from the previous school
2. A copy of the student’s birth certificate
3. A record of immunization with dates of inoculations
4. A guardian must have guardianship papers
5. Proof of residency (driver’s license,utility bill, lease, etc.)
Good discipline results from a close working arrangement between the school and the home.
Our school operates under a governing Code of Conduct Policy set by the board of Education. This policy covers discipline in general, student rights and responsibilities, health and safety, smoking and the illicit use of drugs. The Board delegates to the school principal the power to act appropriately when school rules are violated.
The District is committed to providing all students and staff a safe, healthy, orderly, and civil school environment.
Parents of students transferring from
VISITORS TO SCHOOLS
The Board encourages parents and other district citizens to visit the district’s schools and classrooms to observe the work of students, teachers, and other staff. Since schools are a place of work and learning, however, certain limits must be set for such visits. The Principal or his or her designee is responsible for all persons in the building and on the grounds. For these reasons, the following rules apply to visitors to the schools:
1. Anyone who is not a regular staff member or student of the school will be considered a visitor.
2. All visitors to the school must report to the office of the Principal upon arrival at the school There they will be required to sign the visitor’s register and will be issued a visitor’s identification badge, which must be worn at all times while in the school or on school grounds. The visitor must sign out and return the identification badge to the Principal’s office before leaving the building.
3. Visitors attending school functions that are open to the public, such as parent-teacher organization meetings or public gatherings are not required to register.
4. Parents and/or guardians who wish to observe a class while school is in session are required to arrange such visits in advance with the classroom teacher and administration.
5. Teachers are not expected to take class time to discuss individual matters with visitors.
6. Any unauthorized person on school property will be reported to the Principal or his or her designee. Unauthorized persons will be asked to leave. The police may be called if the situation warrants.
All visitors are expected to abide by the rules for public conduct on school property contained in the code of conduct.