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How can I access my child’s grades and records through the Parent Portal?
What is the school’s policy regarding attendance?
A student must be in attendance at least 90% of the time according to Oklahoma law. Attendance is reported by the hour. A student may fail one class due to attendance. Student absences in which documentation can be provided verifying attendance at a funeral or a doctor’s visit, do not count against a student’s attendance. Please read the policy in the handbook for more details.
What is the difference between excused and unexcused absences?
We ask that parents contact the school whenever their child will be absent so that we will know he/she is safe and in your care. Excused absences are recorded when a parent calls the school notifying office staff of the absence. An unexcused absence is one in which no call is made by the parent. We appreciate your cooperation.
If my child is absent, can I pick up his/her work?
It is helpful to students to keep their class work current, even when they miss school. If your child is absent for two consecutive days, the school will collect his/her assignments and provide them to you upon request. Please call the school before noon on the second day so that we have time to coordinate with the teachers. If your child knows that he/she will miss in advance, assignments can be provided before the school days are missed.
Can a family member pick up my child for an appointment?
For safety reasons, only individuals listed on your child’s demographic record can check them out or visit them at school. Please review your child’s information, kept in the office, to make sure every family member that you wish is listed in case of an emergency. Also, please inform the office as soon as possible if you have any changes throughout the school year.
Can my child bring their cell phone or electronic device to school?
Yes, under school policy, a student can have a cell phone at school. If a student has persistent infractions regarding cell phone misuse, a student may be asked to leave their device at home to avoid it becoming an educational distraction. For further information please reference “Electronic Devices”.
What if my cell phone/electronic device gets lost or stolen at school?
Report immediately any lost or stolen device to an administrator and they will assist you in contacting police so a report can be filed. The school is not responsible for any loss of personal items.
What is considered too short when determining the appropriate length of shorts and skirts?
An easy guideline to follow is having your child place their hands to their side. An easy guideline to follow is having your child place their hands to their side. If the majority of their fingers touch skin, your child may be asked to call home.
How does eligibility for extracurricular activities work?
Students must be passing in their classes in order to participate on an ongoing basis in extracurricular activities. (Passing is considered 59.5% average or higher.) Each week a list of students who are not passing is generated in the office. The list is based on current, overall, semester grades. The first week that the students’ name appears on the list, for any class, they are placed on probation and still allowed to participate in activities, pursuant to Oklahoma law and district policy. Students who are included on the list a second week are ineligible for competition. Once a student’s name is no longer on the list, he/she is eligible and the cycle begins again.
In the Parent Portal records, what do the attendance codes mean?
AE Absent Excused
AN Emergency, Dr., Court, etc.
AU Absent Unexcused
TU Tardy Unexcused
ET DCT (don’t count tardy)
EX Saturday School attendance (Absent or tardy was worked off in Saturday school)
DCA (Don’t Count Absent) Codes
EA Academics EM Music
EO Stuco, Etc. ES Sports
How can I add to my child’s lunch plan?
When you send money for meals with your student, it will be added into an account that he/she can use for breakfast or lunch. The cost of breakfast is $1.25, while lunch is $2.75. Students will use a provided ID number when going through the food line. Parents may print an application for free and reduced-lunch rates by visiting the EPS website at enidpublicschools.org. You are also able to add money to their account by using EZSchoolPay.
Can I bring my child lunch?
You are very welcome to bring lunch to your child. Please drop the food by the office before their regular lunch time. For the safety of other students who may have allergies, food cannot be shared among students, so please bring only for your son/daughter.
Unlike 9 week report cards at elementary school, I have heard middle school grade reports are sent out at different times. How often do report cards go out?
At the secondary level progress reports go out every 6 weeks. This allows for additional communication regarding your child’s progress leading up to a final semester grade. A report card is sent out at semester following 18 weeks of course work. Progress reports and the 18 week report card are sent home with students. The last report card of the year is mailed to the student’s home.
6 Hour PLUS Frequent Q & A
Q: What electives will be a part of the 6 hour day?
A: Band, Chorus, Art, and Technology will be embedded into the school day. Other electives, depending on student course request, may be offered from 2:30-3:30.
Q: Will students be offered transportation home at 3:30 following their “plus” hour?
A: No. Students who must ride a bus home will have to do so at 2:30. Students enrolled in athletics will be bussed to their practice location. Our “plus” programs are relevant, engaging, and offer both remediation, tutoring, and enrichment time.
Q: When will middle school students serving detention or in school placement be dismissed?
A: In School Placement (ISP) will operate from 8:00 am-3:20pm. Detention will operate from 2:30-3:20. Students serving after school detention or ISP must be picked up by parent.
Q: How will I enroll my student in a “PLUS” hour?
A. Parent consent form will be available the first week of school. This form will include whether a student will be participating, what days of the week they will attend, and outline what communication will be provided by parent in the case a student will not be in attendance. This form will also outline expectations for “PLUS” time. “PLUS” time will not start until the first full week of school.
Q: If my child participates in athletics, will they be transported to their practice site at 2:30?
A: Yes. 7th and 8th students enrolled in athletics will be transported to their practice site. Students must be picked up by their parents following practice.
Q: If my child only participates in one sport, will my child be eligible for the “PLUS hour during the off season?
A. Yes. Your child will be able to participate in the many offerings from 2:30-3:330. There will also be some intramural sports clubs depending on the availability of facilities and weather.
Q: Will the “PLUS” time be the only opportunity my child can receive extra help?
A: No. “PLUS” time does not take the place of built in-interventions in your child’s 6 hour schedule.