Every day your child will be learning new benchmark targets at Calvert
Elementary! We will also be reviewing previously taught benchmarks and
expanding our understanding of math, language arts, science and social
studies concepts. It is important to your child's academic success that
your child is at school every day. Please contribute to your child's
success today and in the future by making sure your child attends school
every day. If you child does need to miss school due to illness or
doctor's appointment, please send a note with your child when he/she
returns to school. If your child is absent more than one day, please
call Calvert and leave a message for your child's teacher so that you
can be given make-up work to prevent your child from getting behind in classes.
Calvert Elementary begins instruction each morning at 8:00 A.M. Students
arriving after 8:00 A.M. will be marked tardy. Students arriving to
school after 9:30 A.M. will be marked absent. Attendance records are
kept daily and parents will be contacted if there are extensive absences
or tardies. It is important to your child's success that your child is
in his/her classroom each morning at 8:00 A.M. so that your child can
get his or her day off to a good start.
Change of Address
For emergency purposes, we must have updated information on each
student. Please notify your child's teacher of any changes of address, phone number(s), or emergency contact person(s).
Any parent picking up their child as a car rider, must remain in the vehicle
and display the name of the child on a Calvert sign. The school will
provide the Calvert Car sign. The staff on duty will bring the child to
your vehicle. Parents will not be allowed to walk up and retrieve their
child from the front of the school.
Calvert Elementary sets high standards for learning, behavior, and
safety. Ensuring a safe and secure learning environment is a high
priority for everyone. For your child’s safety, please remember the
following safety policies.
Parents and relatives that visit Calvert Elementary
between 7:15 A.M. and 3:30 P.M. will need to first stop at the office,
present a valid Texas ID card (such as a driver license) and obtain a
visitor’s pass. The pass must be worn at all times while you are
visiting our school. If you wish to talk with your child’s teacher,
please make an appointment at least 24 hours before you would like to
meet. Teachers cannot interrupt instructional time to talk with parents.
However, we would like to encourage parents to take the time to meet
with their child's teacher.
Calvert Elementary utilizes V-Soft. V-Soft helps track visitors, students,
faculty, contractors and volunteers at our school, providing a safer
more monitored environment. When you obtain a visitor's pass or come
into the office to pick-up your child from school, your Texas ID is
scanned into this system. This system has the ability to provide alerts
on people who may jeopardize the safety of our school.
for your continued support as we work together to ensure that every
child receives a safe, secure and orderly learning community!!!
Do not drop off your child at Calvert Elementary before 7:15 A.M. Duty
for staff members does not begin until 7:15 A.M., therefore, students
will not be allowed to enter the building prior to 7:15 A.M. Parents
entering the building will need to stop at the office and obtain a
visitor’s pass. Students eating breakfast at Calvert will proceed
directly to the cafeteria when they arrive and will then report to their
grade level's, morning warm-up activity room. Students who do not need
to eat go directly to their grade level's, morning warm-up activity
room. Students arriving after 7:45 A.M. go directly to their classroom.
Monday and Wednesday - Reading Homework Tuesday and Thursday - Math
Homework To help keep you informed of the benchmarks and skills we are
learning in class as well as to provide your child with extra grade
level skill practice, your child will have homework every day. Each
homework assignment will include a learning goal. Unless a note is sent
home stating otherwise, your child has homework every Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday. All students will be homework free on Fridays.
Each student will receive feedback on their homework assignments. If at
any time you have questions about what your child is learning at school,
your child's homework or your child's progress, please call the school
and leave a message for your child's teacher so that the teacher can
contact you to answer your questions. We feel it is essential for
parents, students and teachers to work together as a team. Research has
shown that children are more successful at school when parents play an
active role in their education. Let's work together as a team to help
your child have a fantastic and productive year!
Weekly Folders and Conduct
Your child will bring his/her "Friday folder" home on Fridays. A conduct
report and papers from the week’s lessons will be found inside this
folder. Please review and discuss the papers inside with your child. All
papers with numerical or letter grades will be included in your child’s
report card average. If you or your child have any questions about
his/her progress, please contact your child's teacher. We welcome your
interest and questions about your child's academic success.
We encourage and invite parents to visit and/or volunteer. Prior to
volunteering, all persons interested must register on the Aldine
Website. For the protection of all children, visitors and volunteers
must check in through the office and receive an identification badge. As
a courtesy to the teacher, please make a prior appointment for
classroom volunteering, visitations or observations. During your visit,
the regular school program must continue, so please understand that the
teacher cannot conference with you at this time.
Each teacher has a conference period during the school day. If you wish
to have a conference with a teacher, please contact the teacher to
schedule a day to meet during his/her conference time.
Parents are encouraged to help out with school activities or in
classrooms. If any parents or community members would like to volunteer
their time, please contact our school counselor. In addition, parents
can support their child’s education by attending school functions and
responding to parent-teacher notes, phone calls and conferences. Parents
can also help their child remember to complete homework, providing
encouragement, arranging for appropriate study time and space, and
Staff will assist in taking out walkers, bus, car riders and daycare
students. To ensure a smooth dismissal process each day, students will
not be released for pickup after 2:45 P.M. unless there is an emergency.
We encourage you to make doctor appointments late in the afternoon. No
child will be released to anyone beside the enrolling legal parent or
guardian unless Calvert Elementary has been notified in writing. Please
be prepared to provide a picture ID. Staff will not release any child to
anyone who has not been to the office and has not followed Calvert
Elementary's release procedure or who's name is not on the list of
people allowed to pickup that child. If your child’s method of
transportation will be changed, you must send a note to your
child’s/children’s teacher(s). Word from the student is not sufficient.
If you forget to send the note in the morning, please call the office by
2:45 P.M. Without written or oral parent communication, your child will
be sent home as usual.
If your child will be purchasing a breakfast or lunch at school, your
child will need to scan his/her lunch code into the cafeteria barcode
reader. If you child brings lunch money or has deposited money on their
lunch account, your child can use that money to purchase lunch and any
additional food items your child wishes. Some students want to eat more
than what is provided with the school lunch, so Calvert Elementary
offers supplemental food items that students can purchase. If you do not
want your child to be able to purchase additional food items, please
send a note listing your child's name and room number and a brief
message that indicates you do not want your child to be able to purchase
any additional food items. Any questions regarding child nutrition,
food items or your child's food account balance, please call our school
and ask to speak with the cafeteria manager.