Student/Parent

Handbook 2015 - 2016

Printable Handbook, PDF


Frank J. Lamping Elementary School
2551 Summit Grove Drive
Henderson, NV 89052
Telephone: (702) 799-1330 Fax: (702) 799-1347
Website: Lampingelementary.com

Mr. Robert Solomon- Principal

Mrs. Misty Tyler- Assistant Principal


Mission Statement: The staff, students, parents and community of Lamping
Elementary School are committed to excellence in education. It is our mission to
provide a caring, positive and safe learning environment where each child is
challenged to achieve commensurate with his/her ability and is provided
enriching experiences that foster personal integrity, respect and responsibility.

Moto: Enlightening and Enriching Future Generations.

Page 2
Administrative Office

2551 Summit Grove Drive
Henderson, NV 89052
Phone(702)799-1330
Fax(702)799-1347

Principal - Robert Solomon
Email: principal@LampingElementary.com


Assistant Principal - Misty Tyler

Email: vp@LampingElementary.com


Office Manager - Holley Gries

Email: holley@LampingElementary.com


Clerk - Shonda Gusters

Email: gusters@LampingElementary.com


Website
www.LampingElementary.com


Health Office
799-1330 ext 4020
School Nurse Kellie Finer
FASA – Cindy Jauregui

Food Service
799-1330 ext 4012
Kitchen Manager - Deanne Foster
Menus available on www.LampingElementary.com

SafeKey
(Before and after school care provided by the City of Henderson)
702-267-4100

page 3

Welcome to Lamping Elementary School!

Frank Lamping Elementary School is a, "High Achieving - Five Star," school because the teachers, parents, and community all work together to provide the best education possible for our children. A key aspect to this partnership is parent volunteers. Teachers request the help of parent volunteers to prepare materials, work for students, complete projects, chaperone field trips, and help with class parties. If you would like to volunteer in your child's classroom, let you child's teacher know of your interest.

We are glad your child is here at Frank Lamping Elementary School. We intend to do our best to make each child feel safe, welcome, and excited about learning. We are proud of our educational program and have developed strategies so each child can achieve commensurate with his or her ability. As a result, our school has been ranked as one of the top schools in the Clark County School District and in the State of Nevada.

A big part of our success has been establishing, communicating and maintaining high expectations. Higher expectations bring higher achievement. We have established School-wide Expectations to build a safe, warm and inviting learning enviornment. They are:

  • Follow Directions the first time they are given
  • Walk quietly through the hallways
  • Keep your hands, feet and other objects to yourself
  • Show respect toward one another
  • Do your best

We ask that parents demonstrate the importance of a good education by making school a priority, ensuring school assignments are completed accurately, volunteering in their child's classroom, and communnicationg with and supporting all teachers. If during the school year you have questions or concerns, please contact your child's teacher or the school administration. We value your imput!

The Lamping Elementary Staff present this handbook as a way to summerize our educational goals and to inform you about basic operations in school. This handbook describes activities and procedures at the school and is based on regulations and policies of Clark County School District (CCSD).

Please review this information with your child and use it as a reference throughout the school year. If you have any questions, feel free to call us (799-1330) to schedule a conference or stop by for a visit. Upon entering school, please remember to first stop by the office to sign in and receive a visitor's badge.

Vision: To Welcome, Challenge, and advance every child!

page 4

School Policies

Arrival and Departure

Students cannot be on campus until 7:40 a.m. when the playground supervision begins. (Playground gates will remain locked until 7:40 a.m.) The line up bell will ring at 7:53 a.m. At that time, students will line up in the designated area with their classmates. A Tardy bell rings at 8:00 a.m. All students should be engaged in instruction at that time.

Attendance and absences

Clark County School District Polocy 5113 states that students enrolled in district schools must attend regularly in accordance with the Nevada Revised Statutes. A day lost in school is learning that is lost and can rarely be retrieved through makeup work. When a child is absent from school a written notice from a parent/guardian must be sent to school within three school days after the child returns from the absence. The note should contain the following information:

  1. The first and last name of the student;
  2. The date(s) the student was absent;
  3. The reason the student was physically or mentally unable to attend; and
  4. Signature of parent or guardian.

Several computer-generated letters are sent to parents informimg them of a child's absence record. Whether the absence is excused or unexcused, letters are sent to parents/guardians upon six, ten and sixteen absences. A request for parent conference to discuss the excessive absences is scheduled upon receipt of the second and third letter, which indicates the recorded number of absences from school. The limitation of absences for elementary students is twenty total absences per year. The cosequence of exceeding the limitation of absences is possible retention and, therefore, repetition, of the same grade for the child. Clark County School District Policy 5113 addresses tardies as "...serious disruption of the educational atmosphere of our schools. The distractions caused by students arriving late to class are unfair to the teacher and are an infringement on the educational rights of other students."

Bike Riding

(Bicycles, Scooters, Skateboards, Rollerblades, Wheelies)

For those students wo ride bicycles and scooters to school, a locked parking area is provided. All students must put their bikes/scooters in this location during the school day. Parents are asked to provide bike locks. The school is not responsible for any loss or damage to bikes/scooters. It is recommended that bike riding be limited to 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students. Bikes must be walked on school grounds. Skateboards, motorized scooters, rollerblades, and shoes with wheels built into the soles are not allowed on the school campus.

Cell Phones

CCSD policy does allow students to carry cell phones for use beyond instructional hours. However, cell phones are not to be used, or even powered on, during the school day. (7:40 a.m. - 2:11 p.m.). If you allow your child to carry a cell phone, it is to remain in his or her backpack during the school day. If a student's cell phone rings or is used (text messaging, phone calls, pictures, videos, games, etc.) during the school day, it will be confiscated and returned to the parent during a parent/student/administrator conference. The school cannot be responsible for lost, stolen, or broken electronic devices.

Class Parties/Birthdays

In observance of recognized special holidays, teacher and students may prepare and carry out suitable educational activities. Activities are appropriate in all grades (kindergarten through fifth) for Halloween, Thanksgiving, winter holiday and Valentine's Day. Teachers do not allow students to exchange gifts; to do so often places a burden on parents. No colored punch or carbonated drins are allowed iin the school and clear juices are preferred.

Birthday celebrations for students are not allowed at school during instructional time. Students may bring treats for the entire class in recognition of their birthday. The treats will only be distributed during lunch and must be listed on the CCSD approved snack list. Please visit our website for the most updated approved list. Any parents sending an items in for distribution will needto be available during lunch to distribute any items as lunchroom staff supervises all students during this time. Private birthday party invitations may not be distributed at school unless the entire class is invited.

page 5

Classroom Observations

On Occasion, parents request to observe their child in the classroom setting. We do allow classroom observations; however, we have established the following guidelines to limit disruptions to the classroom setting:

  • Classroom observations must be scheduled with your child's classroom teacher at least one day in advance.
  • Classroom observations will be limited to thirty minutes in length.
  • The parent cannot disrupt the educational setting, i.e., talk to or distract the child or classroom teacher during instruction.
  • Upon arrival, parents need to sign in at the front office and receive a visitor's badge. Once in the classroom, the teacher will show visitors where to be seated during observation.
  • If a visitor's presence or actions cause a distraction to the learning enviornment, the observation will be concluded. Any future observations will be scheduled at the discretion of the Principal.

After a classroom observation, any conversation with the teacher should be held when students are not present. Thank you for your cooperation.

Emergency Data

The school office must have current home and emergency telephone numbers and current addresses. It is essential that we have this information in case of accident or illness. Please come to the office whenever this information changes to complete a change of information form. If we cannot reach you, we will use the emergency contact information you have provided.

Enrollment and/or withdrawl

Students must officially enroll through the school office before they can attend class. Proof of residency and updated health information are required of all students each year.

If you are planning to withdraw your child, the office needs to be notified at least one week in advance in order to complete the required paperwork. Lost or missing textbooks, library books, and charges in the lunchroom must be paid for on or before the student's last day of school.