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Four Oaks Elementary

Student & Parent Handbook

2021 - 2022

Wild About Learning 

Kathy Parrish

Principal

NON-DISCRIMINATORY STATEMENT

Employees or students of Johnston County Schools who feel that they

 have been discriminated against because of their sex, race, age,

or handicapping condition should contact:

Dr. Eric Bracey

Johnston County Schools

P. O. Box 1336

Smithfield, NC 27577

919-934-6031

Four Oaks Elementary School

180 W Hatcher Street

Four Oaks, North Carolina 27524

(919) 963-2165

                                                        

Mrs. Kathy Parrish, Principal

Mrs. Erica Norris                                        Mrs. Donna Moore                        Mrs. Lauren Strickland

Assistant Principal                                       Assistant Principal                                       Administrative Intern

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the 2021-2022  school year!  I hope each of you had a restful and enjoyable summer with your child.  As the new school year begins, I wish for you and your child a productive, exciting, and successful year.  It is our goal at Four Oaks Elementary to meet the needs of all our students.  

Our theme  this year will be:  Wild About Learning.  As a staff, we will inspire each child to be creative and able to explain their reasoning when problem solving; to be critical thinkers.  We will teach them to be great citizens and make a positive impact on their present AND their future.  Our hope is to instill a passion and commitment for learning in each of our students.

The Student & Parent Handbook highlights many of our procedures and regulations.  Please take time to read the information and go over it with your child.  The procedures and regulations are in place to help the school run smoothly and safely.

We look forward to working with you to make this a successful year for your child.

Sincerely,

Kathy Parrish

Kathy Parrish,

Principal

DISCLAIMER

By no means is this manual all inclusive.  The school retains the right to alter or vary the application of these procedures.  This handbook is intended to help parents, students, and school personnel work together.  Many guiding statements are included in this document, but it does not cover every situation.

Four Oaks Elementary School

180 Hatcher Street

Four Oaks, NC  27524

Telephone: 919-963-2165

FAX: 919-963-3851

https://www.johnston.k12.nc.us/foes

Office Hours 7:45 AM – 4:30 PM

Kathy Parrish………………………………… Principal

Erica Norris   ………………………………… Assistant Principal

Donna Moore …………………………………Assistant Principal

Lauren Strickland……………………………  Administrative Intern

Holly Nord   ......……………………………… Secretary/Treasurer

Yadira Robles………………………………….Receptionist

Tara Jernigan ………………………...............Receptionist/Meds Administrator

Angela Price ………………………..………...Data Manager

Emily Thornton …………………..…………...Guidance Counselor

Margarita Simonetti……………………..…….Guidance Counselor

Michele Norman……………………………….Social Worker

Laura Chavis …………………………..……..Child Nutrition Managerboi

Advisory Council Members

              Truong Nguyen                        Amy Honeycutt                        Bobbie Judge

Carlie Fogleman                        Deanna Lassiter                        Jamie Pearce

                                                           

PTA Officers

Jorie Wilson, President                Sammy Lee-Vice President                

Hayley Henderson-Treasurer                 Amanda Everette-Secretary

                                                           

  1. DAILY PROCEDURES

A. Student Arrival

School Opens:  8:20 AM 

Buses Arrive: 8:20 AM

Car rider drop-off:  8:20 AM - 8:40 AM      

First Bell:  8:40 AM  (5 minute warning)

      Tardy Bell: 8:45 AM.                          

      Academic school day is from:  8:45 AM-3:45 PM

B. Breakfast and Lunch

Our school food service provides nutritious meals.  We encourage you to pay in advance, either weekly or monthly. Applications for free and reduced meals are available online.  We encourage every family to fill out the paperwork as our Title I funding is based on this information.

Breakfast and Lunch is FREE for the 21-22 school year.

C. Cafeteria Procedures:

D. School Snacks:

E. Birthday Snacks:  

F. Early Morning Care 

G. Student Dismissal

H. Transportation Changes

II.  ATTENDANCE

A. Absences

B. Make-up Work

C. Tardies

D.  Family-Educational trips

III. STUDENT SUPPLIES & MATERIALS

A. School Supplies

B. Valuables at School

IV. VISITING THE SCHOOL

 We would love to have you visit our school but for the safety of our students and staff, visitors will be limited.  All visits must be pre-arranged until further notice.

A. Visitors – All Visitors Must Have a Photo ID to enter Four Oaks Elementary

B.  Eating Lunch at School with Your Child

Eating lunch with your child at school will not be permissible until further notice.

C. Volunteers

D. Parent/Guest Parking

V. EMERGENCIES AND MEDICATION

A. Emergency Contacts

B. Sickness or Injury at school

C. Head Lice                                                                                                                                              

D. Medication given during the school day

E. Inclement Weather

F.  Evacuation Procedures

VI. SPECIAL EVENTS

A. Field Trips

B. Flowers or Gift Deliveries

C. Tobacco

VII. RULES AND PROCEDURES

  1. School Bus Rules

        1st offense:        Counsel with student; parent notification and maximum 3 days off the bus

        2nd offense:        Maximum of 5 days off the bus

        3rd offense:        Maximum of 10 days off the bus

        4th offense:        Minimum of 10 days off the bus and student may be suspended from the bus

for the remainder of the school year

B. Car Riders  

C.  Discipline

Four Oaks Elementary has adopted PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions & Support) as the school-wide discipline process.  Teachers and Parents are expected to use the DoJo app to keep track of positive behavior choices your student is choosing at school.  We have included the behavior matrix that all students will start learning and using while moving throughout the school and while in their classroom.

S

Show Respect

O

Observe Safety

A

Allow Learning

   R

Remember Responsibility

Classroom

Use appropriate voice levels (0-2)

  • Be kind
  • Be a listener

  • Always walk
  • Use materials correctly
  • Hands and feet to self
  • Sit properly

  • Follow Directions

  • Try your best
  • Keep your area clean

Hallway

Voice Level “0” Silence

  • Enter & exit classroom politely
  • Be kind
  • Always walk
  • Stay on right side
  • Hands and feet to self

  • Quiet movement

  • Keep hallway clean

Cafeteria

Use appropriate voice levels (0-1)

  • Wait your turn
  • Be kind
  • Use table manners

  • Always walk
  • Report spills
  • Stay in your seat
  • Hands and feet to self

  • Use cafeteria time to eat.

  • Keep area clean
  • Memorize your breakfast/lunch number

Restroom

Use appropriate voice levels (0-1)

  • Flush toilets after use
  • Give privacy
  • Wait your turn

  • Always walk
  • Report issues
  • Hands and feet to self

  • Use Restroom quickly and quietly.
  • Clean up after yourself
  • Wash your hands with soap and water

Arrival/

Dismissal

Use appropriate voice levels (0-2)

  • Be kind

  • Always walk
  • Hands and feet to self

  • Listening for directions
  • Keep up with your belongings

Playground

Use appropriate voice levels for outside (0-5)

  • Follow directions
  • Be kind
  • Use equipment correctly
  • Hands and feet to self
  • Line up quickly and quietly
  • Return equipment
  • Keep playground clean

D. Johnston County Public Schools - Student Code of Conduct  

Prohibited Conduct – Under this code of student conduct, the following acts and behaviors are prohibited:

  1. Skipping School/Class
  2. Possession, Display or Use of Tobacco Products
  3. Electronic Devices for Non-Instructional Purposes
  4. Gambling
  5. Misconduct on the School Bus
  6. Unauthorized Medication
  7. Disruptive or Obscene Literature and Illustrations
  8. Academic Integrity Violations – Engaging in or attempting to engage in cheating, plagiarism, on school work, falsification of any document presented or associated with the school, violation of software copyright laws, or violation of computer access.  
  9. Disruption
  10. Verbal Abuse or Disrespect towards other Students
  11. Verbal Abuse or Disrespect toward a Staff Member
  12. Theft
  13. Hacking and Unauthorized computer Access
  14. Communicating Threats
  15. Extortion
  16. Sexual Behavior
  17. Bullying/Harassment
  18. Sexual Harassment
  19. Hazing   
  20. Affray/Fighting
  21. Fireworks or Ammunition
  22. Damage to Property or Vandalism
  23. Trespassing – Being on the campus of any school except the one to which the student is assigned during the school day without the knowledge and consent of the officials of that school.  
  24. Assault or Attempted Assault  
  25. Possession of Weapons Other than Firearms  
  26. Setting off or attempting to set off Fire Alarms
  27. Sale or Distribution of Tobacco Products
  28. Failure to Comply with a Lawful Directive
  29. Possession or Use of Drugs or Alcohol
  30. Threats of Death or Serious Bodily Injury
  31. Use of Weapon
  32. Sale or Distribution of Drugs or Alcohol
  33. Arson
  34. Threat or False Threat of Mass Violence on Educational Property
  35. Possession or Use of a Firearm

E. Dress Code

F. Classroom Rules

  1. Directions – Follow teacher directions and do your best work.

  1. Walk – Walk in a safe and orderly manner.

  1. Talking – Take turns talking in a respectful manner at appropriate times.

  1. Respect – Be kind and use good manners.

*No cards, toys, games, makeup, nail polish, or trading cards should be brought to school.

G. K-5 Grading Policy: Standards Based Grading

        M= Mastery of Skill

        P= Progressing

        B=Beginning to make Progress

        N= Not Yet

H. Social-Emotional Learning

     

Updated August 2021