Beaver Run Elementary Student Handbook 2019-2020

1 Welcome to Beaver Run School! We are a Title I and proud Judy Center school! Our students participate in the Consistent Attire Program (CAP) We serve approximately 600 PreK-Grade 2 students MISSION STATEMENT Beaver Run School will strive to meet the educational needs of all children so that they will be confident, responsible, self-directed and lifelong learners BELIEF STATEMENTS  Beaver Run School will provide a safe and orderly environment to promote an academic atmosphere that will meet the needs of all children.  A successful Beaver Run student will be able to recognize his/her academic and social strengths in order to promote self-growth.  An effective classroom is one in which a positive attitude and perception about learning motivates and challenges all students to work to their fullest potential.  A quality instructional program provides a variety of opportunities that actively engage the students in the learning process to accommodate the learning styles of all children.  Beaver Run will be an active partner with the Wicomico County Judy Center Partnership and other outside agencies. SCHOOL HOURS 8:45 A.M. School Building Opens 9:15 A.M. Classes Begin for all students 3:40 P.M. Car rider Dismissal Begins 3:45 P.M. Bus Dismissal Begins 4:15 P.M. School Building Closes SIX DAY ROTATION CALENDAR Schools in Wicomico County are scheduled on a six-day rotation schedule. Therefore, the first day of school will be an A day. The last letter day in the cycle rotation is F day. This progression continues throughout the school year. If the last day students attended before a holiday was C day, it will be a D-day when they return. Your child’s teacher will send home information during the first week of school that will inform you about which days your child has special classes such as physical education, art, music and media. PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a process for creating safer and more effective schools. PBIS is a systems approach used to enhance the capacity of schools to educate all children by utilizing research-based, school wide, and classroom discipline systems. The process focuses on improving a school’s ability to teach and support positive behavior for all students. PBIS provides systems for schools to design, implement, and evaluate effective school wide, classroom, non-classroom, and student specific discipline plans. PBIS includes school-wide procedures and processes intended for all students, all staff and all settings . Beaver Run uses the “DOJO” system to reward students. More information may be found at Beaver Run CODE OF CONDUCT Expected behaviors are posted in all areas of the school.  Be Kind  Be Safe  Be Responsible On a daily basis, students will have the opportunity to earn “DOJO” points. If students would like to attend the monthly incentive they must save the designated number of points to attend. Once during each instructional cycle students can visit the “School Store” to buy items with their “DOJO” points.