Welcome Back to School
Maxfield Elementary 8 -1-22
Things to Know for School
- Pick up and drop off for Pre-k -5th grade will be in front of the Elementary building
- Drop off will begin at 7:15 door will be locked until then
- Breakfast schedule below. Students will go as a class
- School tutorial/ engaging activites begin at 7:30 -Breakfast to follow
- Tardy bell at 8:00 am - Parents will have to sign students in at the front office after 8:00 a.m.
- Tutorials offered for students at 7:30 -7:50 and 3:45-4:00
- Pick-up at 3:45 bus riders will be dismissed at 4:00
- New HB 4545 tutorial will be determined once school begins for students who did not pass STAAR
- Flex Days on Fridays ( see calendar) Begins after Labor Day
Beat back to school stress
Beat back-to-school stress. Don’t wait until the last minute. Start in early August to prepare for the school year and start the school year with confidence. In most Texas school districts classes will begin on August 15th. We will begin our year on August 15th.
Things to take care of before school begins.
Schedule any doctor or dental or vision appointments.
Make sure your child has all required immunizations.
Schedule kids’ haircuts as needed.
Make sure your child is properly registered for school, particularly if she or he is attending a new school.
Notify the school office, the school nurse, and food service of any health problems, medications, or food allergies.
Establish a Routine: Check the school website or call the school for a list of required supplies.
Create a designated homework space, and agree with your child when he or she will complete homework (immediately after school or after dinner; with middle school and high school students this may need to be negotiated around extracurricular activities).
Work out a plan to balance homework and play.
Set rules for time spent on TV, video games, and social media.
Set aside time for reading, at least 15 minutes per day.
Return to a sleep schedule (about 2 weeks before the start of school try to resume your school routine) and meal schedule that aligns to the school schedule.
Be Prepared: Review the school dress code. Talk with your child about the start of a new school year – any concerns or worries? Peer pressure or bullying? What are the hopes and expectations?
Arrange child-care or after-school activities. Make sure your child knows where to go after school every day.
Choose extracurricular activities carefully to avoid overscheduling.
Be Involved: Get a copy of the school year calendar, and mark school events on the family calendar – in addition to athletics and arts programs, be sure to include important testing days.
Find out the best way to communicate with the student’s teacher (phone, email, note, etc.). Attend orientations, back-to-school programs, or meet-your-teacher events.
Schedule and attend parent-teacher conferences.
Volunteer at the school or participate in the school PTA/PTO.
Back to School Checklist Title I Statewide School Support and Family & Community Engagement Initiative
Dress and Grooming (All Grade Levels)
The district’s dress code teaches grooming and hygiene, prevents disruption, minimizes safety hazards, and maintains a positive learning climate. Students and parents may determine a student’s personal dress and grooming standards, provided that they comply with the following:
Clothing, masks or jewelry that depicts obscene, vulgar, suggestive, or objectionable symbols, pictures, or words will not be allowed, including references to alcohol, tobacco, drugs, gangs, or death.
Excessively tight or baggy clothing shall not be allowed.
Clothing may not be worn with holes above fingertip length that reveals skin,
undergarments, or pockets (tape is not allowed to cover holes). Clothing may be worn with holes below fingertip length.
Muscle shirts, half shirts, mesh shirts, halter tops, and tops with oversized armholes shall not be allowed.
Tops must be long enough that the stomach/back are not exposed when a student stands, sits, or raises his/her hand.
Tank tops are allowed as long as they:
have straps that are at least 1”wide
are not showing inappropriate areas of the body
do not have oversized armholes
Appropriate undergarments must be worn and should not be visible.
Bottoms must sit at the natural waistline and no lower than the top of the hipbone.
Skirts or dresses must be no shorter than three inches above the top of the knee when standing.
Shorts should be worn under skirts or dresses.
Shorts must be fingertip length or longer.
Yoga pants or tights need to have a shirt worn that goes past the tip of the fingers or past the hipbone.
Pajama pants shall not be allowed Outerwear.
Hooded sweatshirts and jackets are permitted as long as the hood is not worn as a head cover, indoors.
Elementary students must wear or bring lace-up or Velcro tennis shoes that are completely enclosed to wear in P.E. classes.
Elementary students must wear or bring socks to wear with tennis shoes to P.E.
House shoes/slippers shall not be allowed.
Hair must be clean, combed, and remain out of the face.
Distracting hairstyles and unnatural coloring shall not be allowed. Examples include, but are not limited to: Mohawks, ponytails (boys), and shaved designs, unnaturally hair streaks like purples and greens or clip-ins.
Boys’ hair shall be no longer than the bottom of the earlobe on the sides, no longer than the bottom of the collar in the back, and no longer than the eyebrows in the front.
Only temporary tattoos will be allowed (i.e. spirit tattoos, holiday tattoos, etc...)
Sunglasses shall be worn outdoors only unless medically prescribed for indoors
Head coverings of any kind shall not be worn indoors.
Boys may not wear earrings.
Ear gauges, ear spikes, body piercings, facial piercings, or tongue piercings shall not be allowed.
If the principal determines that a student’s grooming or clothing violates the school’s dress code, the student will be given an opportunity to correct the problem at school and return to the classroom. If the problem cannot be corrected at school, the principal will work with the student and parent to obtain an acceptable change of clothing for the student in a way that minimizes loss of instructional time. Dress Code will be applied with discretion when involving Primary grade level.
Repeated or severe offenses may result in more serious disciplinary action in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct.