Policies and Procedures
Jones Dairy Elementary School members have developed many routines and procedures in order to maintain a safe and orderly environment within the parameters of WCPSS policies. If you have any questions regarding our procedures, please call (919) 562-6181.
Arrival & Dismissal: Carpool
JDE Carpool Directions for Parents
- Morning carpool will start at 8:45 a.m. Announcements are at 9:05 a.m., and the tardy bell rings at 9:15 a.m. During the morning carpool, please make sure you drop off your child at the end of the road by the staff members. Also, do not speed or pass the other cars in front of you. You can be ticketed. This is for the safety of the students.
- Children should NOT be left unattended outside of the building prior to 8:45 a.m. We do not have staff on duty, and they will not be supervised during this time. Please drop your children off at 8:45 a.m. or stay with them until 8:45 a.m. when they can enter the building.
- Afternoon carpool and walker dismissal will run from 3:45 - 4:00 p.m. If you have not picked up your child by 4:00 p.m. or they have behavior issues in carpool; they will be escorted to the office. You will need to park and come into the building to pick up your child.
- If you or a designated person (their names MUST be on the student’s Locator Card) comes to pick up a student without a JDE Carpool Tag, you will need to park and go to the office to provide identification to pick up the student.
- Please be ready to move ahead in the carpool line. We are very efficient in getting student to the cars.
- Be watchful of students as you pull up to the designated spots to pick up or drop off your child.
- During both the morning and afternoon arrival/dismissal of students, there will be two staff members monitoring the students opening and closing the car doors. Staff members will allow the students to open the doors unless they require help. Please ensure that students enter/exit the car from the right.
- We will be using an iPad to gather the tag numbers for the cars. Please make sure your tag is clearly visible, and do not drive by until the staff member has recorded your number. If you need a new tag, just inform the staff member and additional tags will be made for you.
- The students and all siblings should have the same carpool tag number for their duration at JDE. Please let Mr. Rashleigh know if you need additional tags.
- Below is an aerial shot of the carpool flow through the parking lot. When picking up or dropping off your child, you will enter the parking lot from the west on Jones Dairy Road (right hand side as you face the school); turn into the parking lot (left turn); follow the parking lot around and u-turn back toward the road you entered; stay to the left as you turn left toward the playground; turn left down the road in front of the school; stop in front of the gym as directed; exit out the eastern parking lot to Jones Dairy Road.
Students assigned to carpool are supervised in the multi-purpose room until their ride arrives. Students are permitted to sit quietly or to read a book while waiting – Talking is kept to a minimum as it is critical that students are able to hear their number when it is called.
There are staff members present to coordinate the process of carpool and we must insist that we have the full cooperation of each parent during carpool. Please be patient with regards to other vehicles/people and please stay alert to ensure the safety of each and every child.
With your cooperation, we can complete this process in an expeditious manner while maintaining safety.
Lost Carpool TagsIf you lose your numbered tag, please come to the main office to receive a replacement tag. If you forget your numbered tag, you will be directed to park and come to the main office. You will be asked to display identification in order for safety and security information to be confirmed.
Proper Tag DisplayDue to our high volume of traffic in the carpool lane, please do your best to make your carpool tag highly visible. We respectfully request that you place the tag on your mirror upon entering carpool through exiting the parking lot.
Arrival & Dismissal: WalkersWalker ProceduresCounty policy permits us to allow students living within a one-mile radius of the school to walk to/from school with their parent.PM Student Walkers will be released to parents/guardians at the outside library door. Please have your assigned walker tag; otherwise, come to the office to sign your child out of the library at dismissal. Please be prepared to show your photo id. Important Safety Reminders:
Jones Dairy Road has a speed limit of 45 and it drops to 35 MPH for the school zone. This road is heavily traveled so please exercise great caution when choosing the Walker option.
The walker option is designed for parents walking to the school building and from their home.
We respectfully ask that you do not park on our property (e.g. bus loop) to pickup walkers.
We also respectfully ask that you do not use local subdivisions for parking your vehicle to pickup your walker. Our school wishes to maintain a positive relationship with our neighbors and surrounding subdivisions.
Questions about transportation/walkers can be directed to Mrs. Bransome at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WCPSS Wellness Policy- Class Treats
While it may seem harmless to send cupcakes for every student in the class or to surprise your child at lunchtime with a special class snack, we must take precautions per WCPSS guidelines for the health and safety of our students.
If you would like to send a special treat for your child's birthday, please contact your teacher a couple days in advance.
*Parents of students with food allergies must be proactive in providing information to the school nurse and teacher upon the first day of school.*
WCPSS Wellness Policy:
In accordance with guidelines from NC Department of Health and Human Services, Environmental Health Services Section – Children’s Environmental Health Branch 2002.
In order to protect the children within the schools and to limit liability, schools should not allow anyone to bring in foods from non-commercial sources.
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)This program allows students to turn their personal devices into learning devices while freeing up access to school computers for those students who might not have their own. Our school has been approved to pilot this exciting program, which allows students to bring their own laptops, tablets or even smartphones to school to support their learning.Parent DocumentsRelated Board PolicyParent Links
Change in TransportationTo protect the safety of our students, we cannot accept temporary or long term requests for transportation changes over the phone. Written requests for changes may be submitted to your child's teacher. Once the change is received by the office, a copy of the request will be kept on file.Per WCPSS Policy, students will not be permitted to ride a different bus than that to which they are assigned (even with parent consent).For students' safety, anyone picking up your child from school will be asked for a photo id if you sign out your child.
School Grading Plan
Jones Dairy Elementary School
School Grading Plan
In the Wake County Public School System, we are committed to maintaining rigorous performance and achievement standards for all students and to providing a fair and consistent process for evaluating and reporting student progress that is understandable to students and their parents and relevant for instructional purposes.
The information below shares specific information about grading at our school.
The following are school-wide expectations for homework:
· Homework is considered an essential component of the learning process. Homework time should be observed as outlined below.
The following are grade/subject specific expectations for the completion and grading of homework:
· Kindergarten: 10 - 20 minutes daily and turned in weekly
· First Grade: 20 minutes daily and turned in weekly
· Second Grade: 20 minutes daily and turned in daily
· Third Grade: 30 minutes daily and turned in daily
· Fourth Grade: 30 minutes daily and turned in daily
· Fifth Grade: 30 minutes daily and turned in daily
Homework is graded on participation only and does not have a direct impact on specific grades. The school’s Homework Plan can be found at https://www.wcpss.net/jonesdairyes
Classwork & Assessments
The following are school-wide expectations for classwork and assessments:
· Students in Kindergarten through the Fifth Grade are expected to complete daily and weekly classwork in the specified time frame designated by the classroom teacher. Any adjustments in due dates and completion times will be made based on individual student needs and at the classroom teacher’s discretion.
The following are grade/subject specific expectations for the completion and grading of classwork and assessments:
· Students in Kindergarten through the Fifth Grade are expected to complete daily and weekly classwork in the specified time frame designated by the classroom teacher. Any adjustments in due dates and completion times will be made based on individual student needs and at the classroom teachers’ discretion.
· Students in need of intervention/remediation will be provided with additional focused instruction and opportunities to demonstrate learning. This additional opportunity will be graded and may replace a previous grade if the student was able to demonstrate marked improvement. Teachers have the discretion to provide students with the opportunity to be re-assessed in an effort to gather the most accurate measure of student learning.
The following are school-wide expectations for missed work:
· If the absence is approved in advance and/or if the work is assigned by the teacher in advance, all make-up work, including tests assigned for the day of return, is due upon the student's return to school. Teachers should use discretion and may make exceptions in the case of students whose excused absences were not planned in advance, were beyond the student' control, and the nature of which would not support make-up work the day of return
· If the make-up work has not been assigned in advance, for absences of one (1) to three (3) days, the student will have one day for each day absent. For absences exceeding three (3) days, the student may have two (2) days for each day absent to make up work. Special consideration will be given in the case of extended absences due to injury or chronic illness.
The following are grade/subject specific expectations for the completion and grading of missed work:
· Same as above.
For students at risk of academic failure, our school seeks to provide a Multi Tiered System of Support to promote successful completion and mastery of literacy and math standards.
Procedures to determine students at risk and steps of supplemental and intensive interventions are as follows:
· Once universal screening assessments have been completed (BOY, MOY, EOY), teachers analyze data to determine students who may be at risk, as determined by WCPSS grade level guidelines and benchmarks.
· For students not meeting literacy benchmarks, additional Digging Deeper assessments will be administered, as outlined by WCPSS Universal Screening & Diagnostic Assessment Flowchart in the mCLASS Reading 3D K-5 Quick Reference Guide. NKT and AMC assessments will be administered to target specific lowest foundational skills for students not meeting grade level benchmarks in mathematics.
· As students and lowest foundational skills are identified as below benchmark through the triangulation of data points, grade level PLTs (involving classroom teachers and essential support staff) will determine appropriate research-based interventions to best meet the needs of students or student groups.
· Students who are evaluated as requiring supplemental interventions will receive specific individual or small group instruction in the area of their targeted skill for a minimum of 10 minutes twice per week. A Tier 2 Intervention Plan will be created and discussed with parents. Teachers will document and progress monitor targeted skill (every 20 days). Student plans will be reanalyzed by the team after 3 progress monitoring data points. If a student is not showing growth at reasonable rate of improvement, the team will reconsider Instruction, Curriculum, Environment, and Learner (ICEL) and may adjust interventions as needed. After 6 data points of failure to show growth at a reasonable rate of improvement, student will be referred to the Intervention Team for Tier 3 Intensive interventions.
· Students who are evaluated as requiring intensive interventions will receive specific individual or small group instruction in the area of their targeted skill for a minimum of 20 minutes four times per week. A Tier 3 Intervention Plan will be created and discussed with parents. Teachers will document and progress monitor targeted skill (every 10 days). Student plans will be reanalyzed by the team after 3 progress monitoring data points. If a student is not showing growth at reasonable rate of improvement with intensive interventions, the team will reconsider Instruction, Curriculum, Environment, and Learner (ICEL) and may adjust interventions as needed or may determine that a DEC 1 referral to the CCR Team is in the best interest of the student.
· New students arriving throughout the school year will be assessed in the first available benchmark window (mclass and NKT).
· Data used to determine student need will include the following: mCLASS/Digging Deeper assessments, NKT/AMC (K-2), benchmark data, NC Math Checkins (3-5), progress reports, BOGs (3), EOGs (3-5), report cards, and any anecdotal teacher notes.
· Students will exit intervention when benchmark is achieved and maintained as evidenced by progress monitoring data points, digging deeper, and/or formative assessment data as well as mutual agreement of all stakeholders, including teachers, administration, and parents.
Extra credit is offered at the professional learning team’s discretion. Where it is offered, extra credit opportunities to enhance grades must be connected to learning outcomes and consistent within PLTs.