1) School Hours:
 
Jean Gordon's  hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 3:10p.m. Monday through  Fridays.
Students are admitted to the school yard at 8:20 a.m. Participants in the breakfast program are allowed to enter at 8:00 a.m.
Teachers are on duty for 10 minutes before morning meeting and after dismissal.
Students not involved in the Extended Day Program are expected to leave school promptly after dismissal.
Those who remain will be placed in the ADEPT program and charged accordingly.
 
2) Morning Meeting
 
Morning meetings are held daily in the school yard approximately 8:20 a.m.  These meetings may include announcements and occasional short presentations to the students.  Parents are invited to attend morning meetings whenever possible.  In inclement weather students will be allowed in the cafeteria and when the bell rings will be directly sent to their classroom
 
3.) Food Service
 
Jean Gordon has a breakfast and lunch program. Breakfast is served qualify through the free lunch program. Lunch tickets may be purchased each morning before morning meeting. Applications for free or reduced cost lunches are distributed to all parents at the beginning of the school year or may be obtained from the offices. Students may bring a sack lunch and purchase milk. No carbonated beverages are allowed in the cafeteria.  
 
4.) Early Dismissal
 
If your child should need to leave school before the end of the day, it is necessary for the parent or guardian to come to the office to sign him/her out.  No student will be released to anyone but a parent or guardian without parental written authorization.
 
5.) Emergency Cards
 
Emergency cards are necessary because we need a telephone number where parents can be reached during the day in case a student is ill or injured.  If parents are unavailable during school hours they should give the telephone number of someone who will be able to care for the student in case of emergency.  These cards are very important.
 
6.)  Medication
 
If a student must take medication at school, a medical release form must be signed.  Medicine may  not  be kept by the student.  All medication must be in a closed container, clearly labeled with the name of the medication, the dosage, and the student's name.
 
7.) Textbooks
 
Textbooks for each class are distributed by each teacher at the beginning of the school year.  All textbooks must be covered.  Students are responsible for taking care of their textbooks.  Students will be required to pay the cost of replacing a lost or damaged textbook or library book.   If a student loses a book or damages one, the lost book will not be replaced until it is paid for in full.  Parents will receive notification from the child's teacher.  Report cards are withheld for outstanding textbook debts.
 
8.) Emergency School Closures
 
In the event of emergency school closures due to hazardous weather conditions, mechanical failures, fires, etc. WW1 AM (87 ON THE DIAL) with broadcast that information on the hour and half hour beginning at 5:00 a.m.
 
9.)  Fees for Supplies & PTO Assessment
 
Teachers are allowed to request money for classroom supplies such as workbooks, art materials, etc.  In addition, Jean Gordon, like other PTO's, has been forced to assess an annual PTO fee for each child.  This money is used to pay for basic needs of the school, such as:
 
Capital Improvements-air conditioning, additional storage units within classrooms, playground equipment and other matters.
 
10.)  Library
 
Jean Gordon has a part-time librarian to help students use the library and assist teachers in curriculum oriented activities.  Students may check out books.  To learn more about the school book policy speak with the librarian.  
 
11.) Resource Classes
 
A resource program is available for those students who have been evaluated and identified as academically gifted or student in need of additional help.  Students attend resource class for several hours per day and are grouped by grade level.   For more information refer to the student handbook for eligibility requirements.
 
12.)  Social Worker
 
Services of the Social Worker can be requested by the school, parent, or student when needed.
 
13.)Speech Therapist
 
Students in need of speech therapy can be referred for evaluation through the school system.  Each child in the program meets with a Speech Therapist on a regular basis.
 
14.)School Nurse
 
The school nurse is available on a limited basis to address student health concerns.  Immunization records are monitored regularly.  Any chronic health problems should be reported to the school nurse through the school office.
 
15.  Telephone Procedure
 
Parents are asked  to leave messages for students only in cases of emergency.  Students cannot use the office telephones except in cases of emergency with permission of the office personnel.