• FIFTH GRADE HELPFUL HINTS
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    Here are some things you will want to know to help your child have a successful year:

     

    We are team teaching this 2017-18 5th grade school year this means your child will have two teachers.

    Mrs. Anzollitto and Ms. Horack are a team and Mrs. Leggett and Mrs. McFerren are a team. Each instructional block will be 2:30 hours.( 1:30 minutes of Math,:45 minutes of Science, and a combined 2:30 minutes of Language Arts/Social Studies each day) 
     

    Communication:  We encourage you to contact us if you have any questions or concerns at any time.  You may request a meeting whenever you feel one is needed.  5th grade conference time is 8:00-8:30 Monday through Friday.

     
    Agendas: In order to help in organization, each student will be asked to purchase an agenda.  Students are expected to write down daily assignments in each class as well as homework assignments.  This is a great tool that can help your child learn valuable organizational skills at an early age.  We encourage you to check your child’s agenda each night.
     
    Newsletters: A newsletter will be posted monthly with information about what we are working on in class and upcoming events such as field trips, and other information you may need.  Please check the 5th grade webpage.
     
    Remind: you can sign up for text messaging or emails as a way for teachers to communicate with you.  You only need to sign up with your student's homeroom teacher and 5th Grade 

     

    Homework: You can check your child’s agenda for daily/weekly homework assignments. Usually homework is due on Friday. Study hall during recess will be assigned for incomplete work.

     

    STAAR Tests: Students will be tested in math, reading and science this year. 
     
    Camp Grady Spruce: 5th graders have the opportunity to attend Camp Grady Spruce  November 27-29.  A parent meeting is scheduled in September .  We will discuss cost, camp information, what to pack and other issues at that time.  You will be able to ask questions and discuss concerns at this time. For frequently asked questions, check out the link to Camp Grady Spruce.
     
    Absences:  Please make every effort for your child to  be at school every day.  If  possible, schedule appointments for after school hours or during the lunch and recess block for the day.(12:50-1:50)  We can help students make up the work, but we cannot replace the lecture that accompanies, explains and teaches the concept. Doctor or written notes for excused absences need to be in office within 48 hours. 
     
    After School Pick Up: If you need to change after school transportation arrangements, please
    e-mail, call, or send a note at least 30 minutes before school is dismissed. Because our conference time is in the morning, we will not be able to check phone messages left after 8:50 am until after school.  Therefore, it would be best to phone the front office at 369-0800 to make alternate arrangements.
     
    Parental Involvement:  Please feel free to participate in your child’s fifth grade year as much as you are able. Helping hands are always needed! Please complete the district's background check form online.
     
    Bus Riders: 
    REGISTRATION FOR TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

    All Denton ISD students must register for transportation services prior to riding the bus. This registration process will allow the District to verify each student’s address and eligibility.  Eligibility will be determined at the time of registration. You may register for Bus Transportation Services by one of the following methods:

    Online:   click on Bus Service Application and follow the simple directions.  Your application will be received the day following your submission and will be processed as soon as possible (approx. 48 hrs) - you will then be contacted with the results by phone.
    In Person:  you may come to the Transportation Dept (see map) and fill out an application.  It will be processed as soon as possible (approx. 48 hrs) - you will be contacted with the results by phone.           
    Early Registration:   Each spring, Transportation gives parents/guardians of current riders the opportunity to register for the next academic year.  Your child will receive an application from their bus driver.  Once completed, it is to be returned to the driver.  You will be notified during the summer by mail with results.

    Please provide your student's campus with address verification documents should you move during the school year


    SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS AND THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES

    Denton school bus drivers are highly trained professionals who have obtained a Federal Commercial Drivers License with air brake, passenger and school bus endorsements.  They are required to attend a 20-hr school bus driver safety-training course approved by the Texas Department of Public Safety as well as pass a physical examination, which is required by the U.S. Department of Transportation.  Additional Denton ISD training is required in Safety/Student Management/DISD procedures.

    "We strive to be the best because our children deserve to be safe."

    Denton ISD's bus drivers work directly for the school district.  They must be trained in Denton policy/procedures and come directly under district control and supervision while transporting Denton students.  They are responsible for safely driving the school bus, transporting the students and staying on time.  In order to aide the drivers with that responsibility, they are given control over daily operations.  This may include the following:  assigning seats, requiring silence on the bus, conferences with students, instruction in emergency procedures, etc.


     
    PARENTS' RESPONSIBILITIES
     Register your child for Transportation.  Your student must be registered to be eligible for Bus Service.  Students that are not registered may be denied transportation services.  If you move, you must provide the campus with a new proof of residency as Transportation is based upon whatever address the campus has entered and until it is updated, bussing will continue to be provided to the original address.
     In order to maintain the routing/bus schedule, drivers cannot wait (unless they are early) at bus stops and may not have sufficient time to return if your child missed the  bus.  Children must be at their stops five (5) minutes before scheduled pick up time.  Instruct your children on procedures to follow if they miss the bus. 
    Take the time to go over all the bus safety rules and consequences listed below with your child.  Make sure they understand the need for following the safety rules on the bus and the necessity for respecting others as well as themselves. 
    If your student should lose their bus privileges, it is the parent/guardian's responsibility to transport to and from school.
     To insure the safety and security of all students on Denton ISD buses, parents may not board the bus at any time.  Should you need to discuss an issue with the bus driver, please contact our office at (940) 369-0300.  The driver has been instructed not to engage in discussions with parents on route to avoid route delays.

     
    STUDENTS' RESPONSIBILITIES
     Take the time to go over all the bus safety rules and consequences and make sure you understand the need for following the safety rules on the bus and the necessity for respecting other students as well as yourself.  Remember that the driver is the authority on your bus.
    Mornings
    • Be at your bus stop five minutes before the scheduled pick-up time.
    • Wait next to, but not in the street, driveway or parking lot.
    • When the bus approaches, form a line and be prepared to load immediately.
    • Stand clear of the bus until it comes to a complete stop.
    • Use the handrail and steps.
    • Go directly to your seat and sit down.
    • The bus will not move until you are properly seated.
    • If you miss the bus, go home immediately.
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Last Modified on July 23, 2017