- Visitors and Volunteers
- Excused Absences
- Arrival and Dismissal
- Bus Students
- Student Drop-Off and Pick-Up
- Parent Parking
- Make-up Work
- Homework Policy
- Parent-Teacher Conferences
- School Supplies
- Textbook Policy
- Parental Involvement
- Positive Behavior Incentive Program
- Behavior Infractions
- Lost and Found
- Accounting Procedures
- Dress Down
- Field Trips
- Academics (New Grading Scales)****
- Emergency Cards
- Parent Portal (New Information)****
- Additional Policies and Procedures
- Inclement Weather
- Off Campus Evacuation Due to Emergency or Threat
- Canine Searches
- Metal Detectors
- Non-Discriminatory Notice
- Americans with Disabilities Act
- No Child Left Behind
The faculty and staff of C.T. Janet Elementary School welcome you. The school days that follow are intended to be memorable ones. We hope, through our combined efforts, that your child will have a rewarding and successful educational experience. We know that you will find the setting at Janet Elementary conducive to learning. Each teacher is committed to assisting all children in developing positive attitudes towards education.
Our vision is that C.T. Janet will be a school regarded for academic excellence.
We are committed to providing quality instruction that will support consistent student achievement so that all students attain grade level or higher performance levels annually.
- All teachers will deliver instruction so that all students attain grade level or higher performance levels on district, state, and school assessments.
- We will promote college readiness by preparing students to embark on a college of their choice that will lead them to a rewarding career.
- We will encourage students to have a passion to become life-long learners.
- All children will develop an appreciation for diversity.
- We will guide students to embrace their roles as future leaders.
Visitors and Volunteers
Visitors and volunteers must go directly to the school office when entering the building. No one may go to a classroom for any reasons without receiving a visitor’s badge from office personnel. All visitors and volunteers must sign the visitor sign-in book. No other children are allowed in classes when a parent is volunteering. No children are allowed in the teacher’s lounge. Volunteers are not allowed to visit classes not specified on their pass. Visitor badge must be worn on shirt and not carried. No pets are allowed on the school campus without permission from an administrator.
According to state guidelines and our school system calendar, an elementary or middle school student is not allowed more than twelve (12) unexcused absences during the school year in order to receive grades and be considered for promotion to the next grade. In order for a student to receive a grade in any nine-week period, he/she must be present thirty-five (35) days. Students in grades K-8 must be in attendance a minimum of 160 days per year to receive credit for the year’s work. Student’s attendance is calculated by hours. A day consists of seven hours. Hours are calculated and when they total 3½ hours it is a half day and 7 hours is a whole day. Our school system recognizes the reasons listed below that would result in an absence being classified as an excused absence. Excused absences do not count toward the total number of absences a student is allowed during the school year.
The following are considered excused absences:
- A physical or emotional illness as verified by a doctor’s note within five (5) days of the absence(s).
- Serious immediate family illness as verified by a physician.
- Death in immediate family, not to exceed five (5) school days.
- Observance of special and recognized religious holidays as verified by the appropriate clergy.
- School system approved travel for education trips.
- Natural catastrophe and/or disaster.
- Absences between the hearing and an appeal before the school board. All other absences due to suspensions are unexcused.
- An extended hospital stay as verified by a doctor’s note.
- An extended recuperation from an accident as verified by a doctor’s note.
- An extended contagious disease with a family as verified by a doctor’s note.
- A parent may write a note to excuse absences. (13 days only)
For any other extenuating circumstance(s), parents/legal guardians must make a formal appeal to the Supervisor of Child Welfare and Attendance at the appropriate region office. Regular attendance at school raises a child’s chances of passing to the next grade tremendously. Please monitor your child’s attendance closely.
Arrival and Dismissal
Please adhere to the following:
- Students must be on the school grounds for 9:00 A.M. Walkers and car riders will not be allowed on campus prior to 8:45 A.M.
- If a student arrives before 8:45 A.M., a parent will be contacted or a probation notice will be issued. If this occurs again the student will be required to be enrolled in child care and a suspension issued.
- Child care is available for parents who need to bring a child before 8:45 A.M. or who need to pick up a child after 3:50 P.M.
- Upon arrival at school, students are to come into the building and sit in assigned areas. There is to be no playing before school.
- When the bell rings, all students are to line up quietly and walk to class.
- The normal dismissal time is 3:50 P.M. Any parent who wishes to pick up his/her child earlier than this time must come to the office and sign the student out.
- Only adults listed on the emergency card may sign a student out of school. Any person signing a student out must show identification before the student will be released.
- Students cannot be signed out between 3:15 and 3:50 P.M. Contact school if you are in route to school and will not meet the 3:15 time.
- If a student is not picked up by 4:00 P.M., a parent will be contacted or a probation notice will be issued. If this occurs again the student will be required to enroll in child care and a suspension issued.
- Telephone messages cannot be given to students concerning how they should go home or where they should go. The office staff has no way of knowing who the caller is and whether the information is accurate. Students are not allowed to have cell phones on campus.
- A bus student must have a note if he/she is not going to ride the bus home. The note must state who will pick up the student. This note must be turned in to the teacher when the student arrives at school. If a student does not have a note, and a parent can’t be reached by phone, the student will be placed on the bus. Students may ride only the bus to which they are assigned. The same behavior expected in school is expected on the bus. Misbehavior on the bus endangers the safety of all students on the bus and will not be tolerated. Behavior on the bus is also tied into the Positive Behavior Plan and can cause a student not to receive a band.
Student Drop-Off and Pick-Up
- All cars must enter the parking lot through the back gate and proceed to the driving lane closest to the school building in a single file line. Place your child’s name in LARGE PRINT on a sheet of paper in your windshield to assist with the carpool process. If name is not displayed you will be asked to park and get out for your child. Do not get out of line to go around other vehicles. This is very dangerous for students getting in and out of vehicles. Stay in line. If you are dropping off or picking up a student, you must proceed to the canopy by the cafeteria. This is the safest means of drop-off and pick-up for the students due to the large amount of traffic. After you have dropped off or picked up your child, you are to proceed to the front gate to exit the school grounds. Drive slowly. This gate is also an entrance for faculty and staff, so please allow for employees of the school access to this gate. Parking in the driving lane is not allowed at any time. Only stopping to drop-off or pick-up children is allowed. If a child is not waiting in the cafeteria, you must park in a regular parking place or drive around. We cannot allow anyone to stop and block everyone else. This procedure is the same for all school days. Do not block the entrance, exit gates, or an available parking space.
- Students are not to be dropped off or picked up on Bent Tree, in front of the school, or through the BUS LOADING ZONE. Students are never to be dropped off and allowed to walk through the parking lot unattended. They are not to walk through the parking lot unattended in the afternoon. You are endangering your child when these rules are not followed. The crossing guard is there to ensure the safety of our students. It is imperative that all follow the guard’s directives. All students and parents crossing the street must cross with the crossing guard.
- Parents are asked to park in the side parking lot when coming to school for any reason. No parking in front driveway. This is for school buses only. No parking is permitted in front of the cafeteria doors or in the traffic lanes. If you are waiting for a student, please park in a designated parking place. Please remember the handicap spaces are only for vehicles that have the required handicap permit. Do not park in reserved marked/designated spots. When dropping off or picking up a child for child care, please park in a parking place. DO NOT PARK ALONG THE MEDIANS OR ON THE GRASS IN THE PARKING LOT OR ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE GATES.
Students will be in class on time. When students arrive late, they miss valuable classroom instruction. Therefore, whenever a student has been tardy four (4) times, a Probation Notice will be issued.
Phone request for changing a student’s means of going home:
The office staff are not allowed to take a phone message from anyone requesting that a child go home in a different manner or to wait in the office until they are picked up. We have no way of verifying who you are on the phone. The request must be sent to school in writing. You may fax a request to 504-341-0548 or email the request to Mrs. Angela at email@example.com. The request must include the student name, teacher name, information on means of transportation, parent name and signature, and parent phone number. This should be used for emergency situations only. Please make sure your child knows how they will get home each morning before they go to school. We should not receive a message every day for the same child telling them how to get home. Please help us to keep our students safe by following this procedure.
For excused absences of five (5) or more consecutive days, the student will be given the opportunity to initiate and complete make up work within ten (10) school days after returning to school. Extension of time may be granted at the discretion of a school administrator and the teacher in cases of extended illness. For excused absences of less than five (5) consecutive days, the allotted time to make up the work is left to the discretion of the teacher. However, it should not exceed (10) school days.
The Jefferson Parish School Board maintains that homework is an important resource in helping students learn and should be an integral part of the instructional program in grades K-12. For the homework program to be successful, however, teachers, parents, students and administrators must work closely together to assure that the homework assignment is a worthwhile experience.
Homework is a meaningful and productive experience if all persons involved share in the responsibility. It is the teacher’s responsibility to clearly explain the assignment and due date. All homework will be checked on the date due and parent will be informed if the student repeatedly fails to turn in completed assignments. It is the parent’s responsibility to provide the materials needed and a quiet, well-lighted place where the child can do homework. Parents must supervise homework so that good study habits are practiced but parents must never do the assignment for the child. Parents must insist that the child assumes the responsibility of completing assignments properly and completely. It is the student’s responsibility to pay attention in class to ask questions if he doesn’t understand and to copy down the assignment correctly. Students must select a quiet place, work carefully, and complete all assignments.
Homework will be assigned a minimum of three (3) times per week in each promotional subject and a minimum of once per week in each extended skill area in K-3. Please remember that all homework is not written and it is very important for your child to read orally to someone every night. In the fourth and fifth grades, an adult should help the student prepare for tests by going over assigned material with him/her.
Homework does count as part of the child’s participation grade along with class work and participation. This counts as 1/4 of a student’s grade. Those students not completing homework assignments will not be allowed to participate in free time activities. Students who do all homework assignments each month will be awarded with a dress down pass.
Parents must discuss their children’s progress with teachers. Conferences may be scheduled before school, after school, or during planning (P.E.) period. There are two scheduled Parent Conference Days during the school year, Nov. 1, 1:00pm-4:00pm and March 15, 4:00pm-7:00pm.
Conferences are scheduled by calling the office at 340-0487. Conferences are usually scheduled between 8:45 A.M. – 9:00 A.M. and 3:45 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. (Or you may contact the teacher by note). Parents should go directly to the office to meet the teacher for a scheduled conference. If you have any questions or concerns involving your child, please call the school office (340-0487) any time between 8:30 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. and a message will be given to the appropriate person or you will be forwarded to the appropriate voicemail. Parents must discuss problems with the appropriate teacher prior to meeting with an administrator.
Each family must complete a new free lunch form each year and return to the office.
- All students are free for the 17-18 school year.
- There is no fast food or carbonated drinks allowed in the cafeteria.
- Adult lunch cost is $3.75.
Each grade level is given a school supply list. All students should have the supplies requested for their grade level. No wheeled luggage or school bags are allowed. No exceptions and no doctor’s notes will be accepted. Wheeled book bags are a safety hazard on the stairs and in the halls. Do not bring any materials to school, which are not on the supply list unless specified by the teacher. If an item is not on the supply list, DO NOT bring it to school.
Fidget spinners are NOT allowed under any circumstance. If they are brought to school, they will be confiscated and returned only if a parent picks them up from school. Repeated offenses will result in a suspension.
Cell phones are NOT allowed at school. Should a student bring a cell phone to school the school is not responsible for any damage or loss. If they are brought to school, they will be confiscated and returned only if a parent picks them up from school. Repeated offenses will result in a suspension.
All textbooks must be covered by the end of August. Do not tape, glue, or use contact paper on the books. Any damaged or lost book must be paid for before another book is issued. Please be aware of the following lost and damaged textbook policy:
If a student loses or damages a textbook or library book during the school year, he will not be issued another textbook or library book until parents have made arrangements for payment.
If, at the end of a school year, a student owes for a lost or damaged textbook or library book, the parents will be notified that he will not be permitted to reenter a Jefferson Parish School or to enter the summer school session unless arrangements for payment have been made. Should a student not be registered in school for a total of five days because parents have been negligent in making arrangements for payment the case will be turned over to the Supervisor of Child Welfare and Attendance for appropriate action under Act 109.
If a student attempts to register at another school within or outside the Jefferson Parish School System, the school to which the parents have financial obligation will withhold all records until such financial obligation are cleared.
Parental involvement is an important ingredient of our children’s education. We at C.T. Janet Elementary School encourage all our parents to become active in their child’s education and volunteer in the classrooms, go on field trips, and participate in school sponsored activities. It is a really easy process. Go to the office and sign the volunteer book and get a pass. The pass must be worn at all times. When you leave sign out and turn in your pass. No other children are allowed when volunteering. Class size in grades K-3 is 26 students to 1 teacher and in grades 4-5, 33 students to 1 teacher. With this in mind, our teachers are always looking for some extra help in the classroom. Parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and siblings over 21 years of age are welcomed to come make copies, laminate, file papers, read to students, help students with review skills, etc… The following is a list of scheduled opportunities for parental involvement. However, there will be many others during the school year. Please look for weekly notices in your child’s folder and monthly newsletters, which will contain information on upcoming activities. All dates are tentative and may change. Please check monthly calendars for any changes.
August 15-16 Pre-K and K Orientation
August 28 Open House Grades 1-2, 6:00pm
August 29 Open House Grades 3-5, 6:00pm
September 18 Parent Spend a Day for parents of 5th graders
September 19 Parent Spend a Day for parents of 4th graders
September 20 Parent Spend a Day for parents of 3rd graders
September 21 Parent Spend a Day for parents of 2nd graders
September 25 Parent Spend a Day for parents of 1st graders
October 31 Fall Fest
November 1 Parent Conferences 1-4pm
November 16 Mothers’ Lunch
December 18 PTO meeting/Christmas Program 6:00pm
January 18 Fathers’ Lunch
February 9 School Parade
March 15 Parent Conferences 4-7pm
March 22 Grandparents’ Lunch
March 27 Family Academic Night
April 9-May 4 5th Grade LEAP Computer Based Testing
April 30-May 4 3rd and 4th Grade LEAP testing
May 11 Summer Soiree’
May 18 Field Day K-5th grades
May 21 PTO Meeting/Talent Show 6:00pm
May 22 5th grade closing/picnic
May 23 PreK-K Closing and Picnic
Every day we sell snacks during recess. We need volunteers to help sell snacks. If you would like to volunteer, we begin at 11:30 and end at 1:30. Please call school and let us know the day and time you will be able to volunteer. We will also need help when we do our school-wide fundraisers.
C.T. Janet Elementary agrees to implement the following statutory requirements:
- Consistent with section 1118, the school will work to ensure that the required school level parental involvement policies meet the requirements of section 1118 of the ESEA, and each include, as a component, a school-parent compact consistent with section 1118(d) of the ESEA. (See Enclosure)
- Schools will notify parents of the policy in an understandable and uniform format and, to the extent practicable, in a language the parents can understand. The policy will be made available to the local community and updated periodically to meet the changing needs of parents and the school.
- The school will involve the parents of children served in Title I, Part A schools in decisions about how the 1 percent of Title I, Part A funds reserved for parental involvement is spent, and will ensure that not less than 95 percent of the 1 percent reserved goes directly to the schools.
- The school will build its own and the parent’s capacity for strong parental involvement, in order to ensure effective involvement of parents and to support a partnership among the school, parents, and the community to improve student academic achievement.
- The school will provide other reasonable support for parental involvement activities under section 1118 of the ESEA as the parents may request.
- C.T. Janet Elementary will take the following actions to involve parents in the joint development of its school parental involvement plan under section 1118 of the ESEA: Develop a School Improvement Team which will consist of parents, teachers and community members.
- C.T. Janet Elementary will take the following actions to involve parents in the process of school review and improvement under section 1116 of the ESEA: Conduct an end of the year evaluation of the plan which will be given to parents and teachers.
- C.T. Janet will hold an annual meeting to inform parents of the school’s participation in Title I, Part A programs, and to explain the Title I, Part A requirements and the right of parents to be involved in Title I, Part A programs. The school will convene the meeting at a time convenient for parents and will offer a flexible number of additional parental involvement meetings, such as in the morning or evening, so that as many parents as possible are able to attend. The school will invite all parents of children participating in Title I, Part A programs to this meeting, and will encourage them to attend, by: Sending notices home in the weekly communication folder, posting notice on face book and the webpage, posting on the parent boards and the school marque.
- C.T. Janet Elementary will provide each parent an individual student report about the performance of their child on the State assessment in at least math, language arts and reading by: Providing a copy of each students’ report for the LEAP state assessments in math, English language arts, and science upon release.
- C.T. Janet Elementary will take the following actions to provide each parent timely notice when their child has been assigned or has been taught for four (4) or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not highly qualified within the meaning of the term in section 200.56 of the Title I Final Regulations (67 Fed. Reg. 71710, December 2, 2002) by: Completing a notice to parents to notify them of a teacher who is not certified after 4 or more consecutive weeks and completion of the Title I Attestation to verify that all classes have a certified teacher.
The following behavior events are considered MAJOR INFRACTIONS and warrant a behavior referral:
- Abusive / Inappropriate Language / Profanity / Gestures – Verbal message that includes swearing, name calling, or use of words in an inappropriate way.
- Alcohol – Student is in possession of or is using alcohol. (real or look alike)
- Arson – Student plans and/or participates in malicious burning of property.
- Bomb Threat / False Alarm – Student delivers a message of possible explosive material being on campus, near campus, and/or pending explosion.
- Combustibles – Student is in possession of substances / objects readily capable of causing bodily harm and / or property damage (matches, lighters, firecrackers, gasoline, and lighter fluid). (real or look alike)
- Defiance / Disrespect / Subordinate / Non-Compliance – Refusal to follow directions, talking back and/or socially rude interaction.
- Disruption – Behavior causing an interruption in a class or activity. Disruption includes sustained loud talk, yelling, or screaming; noise with materials; horseplay or roughhousing; and/or sustained out-of-seat behavior.
- Dress Code Violation – Student wears clothing that does not fit within the dress code guidelines practiced by the school district and/or C. T. Janet Elementary. Student does not wear all parts of the uniform as described in the C. T. Janet Handbook.
- Fighting / Physical Aggression – Actions involving serious physical contact where injury may occur (e.g., hitting, punching, hitting with an object, kicking, hair pulling, scratching, etc.).
- Theft – Student is in possession of, having passed on, or being responsible for removing someone else’s property.
- Harassment / Tease / Taunt / Bullying / Threatening / Forgery – Student delivers disrespectful message (verbal or gestural) to another person that includes threats and intimidation; obscene gestures, pictures or written words or has signed a person’s name without that person’s permission.
- Lying / Cheating / Making False Accusations – Student delivers message that is untrue and/or deliberately violates rules.
- Other Drugs – Student is in possession of or is using illegal drugs/substances or (real or look alike)
- Skip Class / Truancy – Student leaves class/school without permission or stays out of class/school without permission.
- Tardy – Student is late to class or the startup of the school day 4 times in a 9 week period.
- Tobacco – Student is in possession of or is using tobacco. (real or look alike)
- Vandalism / Property Damage – Student participates in a deliberate activity that results in substantial destruction or disfigurement of property and/or impairs the usefulness of property. (Property is defined as “Other than their own”)
- Weapons – Student is in possession of knives or guns (real or look alike), or other objects readily capable of causing harm.
- Sale of Any Items For Money On School Grounds – Student is selling any item not sponsored by the school.
- Explicit / Vulgar / Offensive Materials – Student is in the possession of ANY materials that is considered explicit, vulgar, or offensive. (Including but not limited to: drawings, notes, pornography, videos, video games, CD’s, DVD’s, etc.)
- Other – Problem behavior causing a referral which is not listed above. Staff using this area will specify the problem behavior observed.
Please note that all major behavior infractions will warrant a referral to be issued. All referrals resulting in a SUSPENSION will require band REMOVAL. ** A Probation Notice is considered a suspension until the parent returns for the conference. A Parental Conference request IS NOT considered a suspension. Suspensions Include: Probation Notice; In School; Out of School; Remainder of the Year
Positive Behavior Incentive Program
PBIS is a collaborative, assessment-based approach to developing effective interventions for problem behavior, emphasizes the use of proactive, educative, and reinforcement-based strategies to achieve meaningful and durable behavior and lifestyle outcomes, and aims to build effective environments in which positive behavior is more effective than problem behavior
C.T. Janet Elementary Has Adopted the Following Three School Wide Expectations:
Just Be Safe
Always Be Respectful
You Can Be Responsible
School Rules and Behavioral Expectations
|Area||Just Be Safe||Always Be Respectful||You Can Be Responsible|
All Common Areas (These rules should be followed)
Halls, Breezeways, sidewalks, stairwells
|Bus Areas/ Car Riders
|Special Events and Assemblies
|Each Classroom will define their expectations for being
SAFE, RESPECTFUL, and RESPONSIBLE
-3 Points/Green Strips
G1 uniform violation
G2 talking excessively
G3 being inattentive
G4 not following directions
G5 unsigned papers/notes
G6 being unkind to others
G7 incomplete classwork/homework
G8 looking at others work for answers
G9 leaving seat without permission
G10 books not covered
G12 lack of materials
G13 Not sitting correctly in chair
-5 Points/Yellow Strips
Y1 annoying other
Y2 improper behavior/language
Y3 interfering with instruction
Y4 lack of cooperation
Y5 inappropriate behavior outside classroom (bathroom, bus duty, P.E., recess, cafeteria, library, hallway)
Y6 Disturbing others during nap (Pre-K) or sleeping in class
-10 Points/Red Strips
R1 improper behavior/language
R2 misconduct at a special function (including field trips)
R3 rude/discourteous behavior toward any adult
R8 being dishonest
R10 destruction to school property
R11 consistent disregard for rules
R12 Bringing electronics/forbidden articles (Items not on the supply list)
Our discipline policy is school-wide. It’s based on a point system. When students commit an infraction, points are deducted. Weekly conduct grades are based on this system. Good behavior will be rewarded. When a MAJOR infraction occurs a referral will be written. If action is taken regarding the referral an F will be recorded on the student’s discipline sheet for the week.
Should a student receive a detention, he/she is required to report to school at 8:00 A.M. or noted time on the designated day. Students must be brought into the office for detention by an adult or they will be issued another detention. If the student cannot serve the detention due to an extenuating circumstance, it is the parent’s responsibility to contact the teacher and request that the detention date be rescheduled. A detention will only be rescheduled one time. If the detention is not served, the student will be suspended.
Lost and Found
All articles that are found should be turned in to the teacher or the office. Any student who has lost something should ask to check for the article in the office. Parents are welcome to come to the office to check for lost articles. All articles left at the end of the year will be donated to a charitable organization. Please put your child’s name on all belongings (supplies, jackets, sweatshirts, lunch boxes, etc.) The School is not responsible for any lost or stolen items. AT THE END OF EACH QUARTER, ITEMS NOT CLAIMED FROM THE LOST AND FOUND WILL BE DONATED TO A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION.
NO CHECKS ALLOWED. All payments to the school and cafeteria must be cash only or cashier’s check. Checks are allowed for Pre-K tuition only. All field trip permission forms and money must be turned in by the stated due date, 9:30a.m., no exceptions. All payments must be turned in by 9:30a.m., no money will be accepted after 9:30 a.m.
The official uniform at C.T. Janet Elementary consists of the following:
School Shirt –ONLY Navy Blue “T” Shirt, Golf Shirt, Blouse or Sweatshirt with school emblem embroidered, silk screened or lextra on it. Shirts worn under uniform shirt must be solid white only. Shirts must be tucked in for all grade levels.
Pre-K and K Students Only – Dark Purple “T” Shirt, Golf Shirt with school emblem and JPPSS Pre-K or Kindergarten. Shirts worn under uniform shirt must be white only. IF THEY RIDE THE BUS THEY MUST ALWAYS HAVE A PURPLE SHIRT ON; EVEN ON DRESS DOWN DAYS.
Shirts must be tucked in for all grade levels.
Solid Navy Blue Uniform Skirt, Jumper, Pants, Shorts, or Skorts. No flare legs, baggies, leggings, nylon warm up pants, or cargo pants. Stockings/tights worn must be navy blue or white and must cover the feet. (No ankle stockings/tights) Solid Navy Blue sweat pants may be worn during the winter months only. Bottoms must be worn on the waistline. Under-garments should not be seen. Do not buy pants a size larger. Pants must be hemmed, not rolled or frayed at the edges.
Sweaters and sweatshirts may be worn inside the building, but must be school uniform or solid navy blue. School emblem only. No other Logos allowed. Any jacket may be worn outside. NO HOODIES ALLOWED.
May be any color or style.
Shoes & Socks:
Lace up or Velcro tennis shoes only. Tennis shoes may not be higher than a regular high top tennis shoe. May be any color. NO heelys with or without wheels. No light up shoes. Must wear solid white socks only. (No trim or logos of different colors on the socks.) No sandals, open toe or open back shoes. Entire foot must be covered. No platform shoes, high heel shoes, or boots. Tights or stockings worn must be white or navy blue only and must cover the feet.
Required for grades 2 – 5 (Black, Navy Blue, or Dark Brown only). No large buckles (No larger than 1-1/1/2 inches), rhinestones, sequins or flashy items on belts. Solid colors only.
No large headbands (animal ears, large flowers etc…) or large bows which become a distraction to students.
All Uniforms must be properly fitting.
We have experienced numerous problems in the past regarding the fit of the uniform. In most instances pants and shirts are bought and worn by students that are several sizes too large. This opens the door for possible safety concerns. Oversized clothes better allows for concealment of weapons, drugs, or drug paraphernalia and becomes a safety hazard because students trip on pants.
This practice will be discontinued! All uniforms worn by C.T. Janet students must be of the proper size and fit. Pants must fit at the waist so as not to fall below the hips and buttocks and the length of which should be to the top of the shoe. Too many students have been in violation of these requirements.
Any student found in violation of dress code as pertains to proper fit will be given a warning letter on the first offense. On the second offense the student will be issued a detention. On the third offense the student will be suspended from school until the problem is addressed by the parent/student and corrected.
Please adhere to the following rules for dress down days:
- Students must receive notification from the teacher that they have met all requirements for the dress down day.
- Clothing must be properly fitting.
- No sleeveless or cap sleeves shirts for girls or boys.
- No sandals, open toe or open back shoes. No platform shoes, high heel shoes, or boots. Entire foot must be covered. No heelys with or without wheels. Lace up or Velcro tennis shoes only.
- No hats, bandanas, or sweatbands may be worn.
- Students must only dress down on the designated day. If a student dresses down on the wrong day, the students will not be allowed to participate on the designated day.
- Any student who violates the rules for dress down day will not be allowed to participate in the following dress down day activity.
- Students must follow any special directions given for each dress down day. (Ex. Red shirt day, blue jean day, favorite sports team day, etc…)
- Pre-K and K students must always wear a purple shirt if they ride the bus.
All field trip permission forms will be sent home about 2 weeks prior to the trip. The deadline date will be stated on this form. No money or permission forms will be accepted after 9:30 a.m. on the due date. If a parent misses the deadline date and decides to take their child on the field trip themselves, they will be considered a regular visitor to the location and will not be allowed to participate with the school group or receive the group price for admission. In order for a chaperone to attend a field trip, the chaperone contract MUST be signed and returned. Because payments to secure reservations are due ahead of time, no refunds can be given to any student or chaperone that is unable to attend for any reason, including illness and behavior.
In order to attend a field trip as a chaperone, a chaperone form must be completed and returned to school in September.
Academics (New Grading Scales)****
A, B, C, D, F Grading Scale: A = 93-100 B = 85-92 C = 75-84 D = 67-74 F = 66 -50
(This is for ELA and Math grades 1-5 and Science and Social Studies for grades 3-5)
M, P, N Grading Scale- (Kindergarten Only)
M (Mastery)= 100-93 P (Progressing)= 92-75 N (Needs Improvement)= 74-50
E, S, N, U Grading Scale- (Grades 1-5 P.E., Grades 1-2 Science and Social Studies, and Grades 1-5 ELL Beginners All Courses)
E (Exemplary)= 100-93 S (Satisfactory)= 92-80 N (Needs Improvement)= 79-67 U (Unsatisfactory) 66-50
As per JPPSS Policy, no score less than a 50 may be entered in the electronic gradebook.
Homework assignments must be completed and submitted by the assigned date in order to receive credit. At the end of each nine weeks period, award certificates will be given to those who have achieved the Honor Roll.
- A Honor Roll – A student earns an A or E in every subject.
- B Honor Roll – A student earns an A, B, E, or S in every subject.
All students, teachers, parents and administrator must sign the compact for student success and return the form to the school by the end of August. NEW GRADING SCALES ATTACHED.
The information on emergency cards is very important. If a child becomes sick or is injured, we must be able to contact a parent. Please be sure your child has an emergency card on file and please keep the phone numbers current. Remember that students may be released only to persons listed on the emergency card. We must have three (3) working numbers at all times or student will be suspended. If it is found that an emergency card is not current the parent will be notified by letter and must update the card within 24 hours to avoid the student from being suspended. The school office will not make long distance phone calls.
Parent Portal (New Information)****
New information coming soon to the Jefferson Parish Public Schools webpage. Check for information on how to set up your parent portal at jpschools.org.
Additional Policies and Procedures
In the event of bad weather or possible closing of school, please listen to WWL radio (87AM) for instructions from the school system. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the school office between 8:30 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. at 340-0487
Off Campus Evacuation Due to Emergency or Threat
Our off campus evacuation sites are the Bent Tree Walking Track and Estelle Elementary located at 2800 Barataria Blvd. In the event students must be moved off campus we will evacuate to the Bent Tree Walking Track first. From there buses will come and transport students to Estelle Elementary. If this should occur, parents and/or guardians will be notified by phone message giving instructions on procedures for reuniting our families. Please, under no circumstances are parents and/or guardians to come to the walking track to pick up their children. This will cause congestion in the area and will prevent emergency support or bus transportation from getting to our students. No students will be dismissed prior to arriving at Estelle Elementary.
In order to provide a drug-free environment for students and employees, the Jefferson Parish School Board shall authorize searches of school board property and automobiles parked on school property using the services of canines whose reliability and accuracy for sniffing out contraband has been established.
In order to provide a safer environment for students and employee, the Jefferson Parish School Board shall authorize searches with a hand-held or stationary metal detector of school board property, of students and non-students, and/or any bags, parcels, purses, containers, etc., that they bring on the school property or to school sponsored activities.
Our school building has been examined for the presence of asbestos. According to the inspection report prepared by Asbestos Environmental Controls, the facility is asbestos free. Therefore, a management plan is not required.
It is the policy of the Jefferson Parish Public School System not to discriminate in its educational programs, activities or employment policies on the basis of race, color, religion, or national origin as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; on the basis of sex as required by the Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments, or on the basis of disabilities as required by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
The school system also complies with the requirements of Title IV of the General Education Provisions Act, as amended, protecting the privacy of educational records.
Americans with Disabilities Act
This is to advise the public that the Jefferson Parish Public School System will make available to applicants, participants, beneficiaries, and other interested persons, information regarding the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act and its applicability to the services, programs, or activities of the district, and make such information available to them in such a manner to apprise such persons of the protection against discrimination assured by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
No Child Left Behind
Our school receives Title 1 funding and is included in the regulations of the No Child Left Behind Act. NCLB requires:
- Increased accountability for states and school districts.
- Greater choice for parents, especially those in low performing schools.
- Greater flexibility for state and local education agencies in the use of federal funding.
Under NCLB, parents have a right to request professional qualifications of their children’s teacher(s) or paraprofessional(s). This statement is to inform you of your right to ask for the following information about your children’s classroom teachers or paraprofessionals:
- Whether the LEA has licensed the teacher for the grades and subjects he or she teaches.
- Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which the LEA licensing criteria have been waived.
- The teacher’s baccalaureate degree major and whether the teacher has any advance degrees, and if so, the subject of the degrees.
- Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.
If you would like to receive specific information about your child’s teacher or paraprofessional, please contact your school principal. Our district is fully committed to the success of your child. We appreciate your partnership in our efforts to provide the best education for your child.