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GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Please use grade level entrances and exits at all times.
  • The building will be open to students ten minutes before school begins. Students will be admitted into the building when the bell rings.
  • Students will be allowed into the building early if there is inclement weather.
  • Students must dress as outlined by district policy and appropriate for weather conditions.
  • Students need to check into the office when tardy prior to entering the classroom.
  • Please notify the school as soon as possible when a student is going to be absent or tardy. This is very helpful as the school tries to maintain current attendance records.

ANIMALS IN THE BUILDING

Animals are not allowed in the building due to potential safety and allergy risks to students and staff.  Animals assisting individuals with disabilities will be allowed in the building.


COMMUNICATION WITH THE STUDENT, PARENT, AND TEACHER

Good communication between home and school will facilitate each student’s success. Communication may occur through: phone calls, emails, student planners, progress reports, report cards, appointments, and through Skyward (the online grade book.) At no time should a parent be in doubt of their child’s progress. It is highly recommended that a parent contact their child’s teacher to review an issue or concern, prior to calling the school administration. Information such as grades, lunch balances, attendance, and much more can be instantly accessed from home by visiting https://skystu.jordan.k12.ut.us “Skyward.”


EMERGENCY DRILLS

Emergency drills are required at regular intervals. Whenever the school is evacuated, students and teachers will follow INCIDENT COMMAND procedures. In the event that a real emergency occurs, you will need to check your student out in an orderly fashion as directed by the office staff in order for us to safely account for our students.


GUM

Gum is not allowed on school grounds or in the school building at any time. We take pride in our building and would expect the same of our students and any visitors.


HEALTH AND ALLERGIES

Parents can assure their child’s effectiveness in school by providing good nutrition, adequate rest, cleanliness, and medical and dental care. It is imperative that your child’s immunizations are kept up-to-date as required by state law. If immunizations are incomplete, parents will be notified. Please communicate your student’s health needs to your teacher and the front office staff. We have a school nurse who is available to meet with you to discuss the needs, provide training to our staff, and create a plan to ensure that your student’s needs are met.


HOMEWORK/REQUEST FOR HOMEWORK

Homework is intended to provide students with opportunities to practice/review concepts/skills learned at school in order to promote deeper understanding and fluency. Some assignments are long-range and require planned study time for their completion. Planned study eliminates the necessity of spending too much time in completing an assignment the day before it is due. It is the student’s responsibility to make up any work missed due to absence. Please give advanced notice to the teacher when you know you’ll be gone. The teacher may wish to provide the work before or after the absence.


MEDICATIONS

Prescription and over-the-counter medicines in the original container with specific directions are to be kept in the front office along with a form that needs to be filled out and signed by the parent and physician. These forms must be resubmitted each year. The required medication forms are available in the front office. The student is responsible for remembering to take his/her medicine. Please speak with your child’s teacher so he/she can support your child in remembering to go to the front office at the appropriate times for medicine dispensing.


PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES

Parent-teacher conferences will be held twice a year, once in the Fall and once in the Spring and report cards will be sent home prior to these conferences.  This is an opportunity for parents and students to meet with teachers and discuss the student’s grades, progress, and goals.  We encourage all parents and students to attend.


PTA

Oakcrest Elementary has an active parent-teacher association that works cooperatively in the interest of your child and the school. A small membership fee is collected during registration. Your support of the PTA is appreciated. There are a variety of volunteer options that can match your schedule and availability.


RECESS

When students go out to recess, they are encouraged to wear proper footwear to prevent unnecessary injury. There is blacktop space, playground equipment, and plenty of grassy areas for students to play. Students should include others in games and follow the school rules to ensure that they are respectful, responsible and safe while on recess. When the

temperature drops below 21 degrees Fahrenheit or when students will get really wet from being outside, students have their recess indoors. Students are encouraged to dress appropriately to be able to participate in a recess on cold or snowy days.

In cases of severe inclement weather or temperature, students will not go out to recess.


SCHOOL COMMUNITY COUNCIL

Oakcrest Elementary has an active School Community Council, which provides the school with valuable community input and insight. This group consists of parents, teachers, and administrators who meet at least quarterly during the school year. The members of the community elect the council members.


SKYWARD ACCESS

Our school district uses Skyward as the web-based system for the online grade book, tracking student information, and tracking/paying lunch accounts. There is one login for each family that gives you access to each of your student’s information K-12. This information is mailed home, but if you are unsure of your login information, please contact the office.


STUDENT ILLNESS

A student who becomes ill during the school day will report to the front office. The student or an office staff member will call the numbers listed on the registration account completed by the parent/guardian at the beginning of the school year. If this information is inaccurate, please come in as soon as possible to update this information. In case of an emergency, emergency responders and the student’s parents will be notified. Under no circumstances may a student leave school without permission from the front office.


TEXTBOOKS

The school furnishes books to students with the hope that students/parents recognize the books as a major investment and will properly safeguard them. Normal wear is expected as a result of daily use. Fines will be charged for unreasonable damage or loss of textbooks.


VISITORS

ALL VISITORS MUST REPORT TO THE MAIN OFFICE, SIGN IN, AND RECEIVE A VISITOR’S PASS. Please have ID ready to show office staff upon entrance. Don’t forget to sign out at the office before you leave.

We welcome parents who would like to eat with their children in the cafeteria at lunchtime.  However, for safety reasons, we cannot allow parents out on the playground during recess. If you wish to eat lunch with your student, please sign in at the office and sign out immediately the following lunch unless you are staying to volunteer in a classroom.


VOLUNTEERS

Any adult volunteering in the classroom or on field trips who have unsupervised access to children needs to undergo a free background check at the district office. The prospective volunteer will simply need to stop by the office to fill out a form, get it signed by the office, and take that form along with photo ID to the Human Resource department at the district office (7387 S. Campus View Drive West Jordan, UT 84084). We have attached the volunteer form if you would like to fill it out now and turn it in at the office at your convenience.

* We appreciate your willingness to help out at school and to have this background check completed for the safety of our students. Background checks are indefinite after July 1, 2015, but you will need to fill out a volunteer form each year in the front office.