We recognize that children learn at
different rates. Formal learning is greatly reduced if your child is
not in school. Legitimate excuses for absences are personal illness,
death in the family and religious holidays. All absences are
considered “unexcused” until a note is sent from home within 48 hours of
the absence. E-mail notes will suffice. If your child is to be
excused during the day for a medical appointment, please send a note
stating the time you wish to pick up your child. NO CHILD IS
PERMITTED TO GO HOME UNLESS THE PARENT (OR PERSON DESIGNATED BY THE
PARENT ON THE EMERGENCY CARD) COMES TO THE SCHOOL OFFICE. It is
the goal of SES to attain an average daily attendance of 98%.
NOTE: Elective absences due to family trips/vacations should be arranged in
advance by filling out a “Family Trip Request” form. Please see
our complete policy.
The only students who should arrive at
school before 8:00am are those enrolled in the YMCA Fun Company. When
arriving at school between 8:00 and 8:20, students will go to their
grade-level areas. All students must be in the classroom
by 8:30. Students not in the classroom by 8:30 will be counted tardy.
Bus riders are NOT counted tardy when their bus is late. Tardy students
should come to the office with a parent to sign a tardy
note before going to their classroom. Excessive tardies will be
considered unexcused and the principal may request a medical note, as
per district guidelines. Excessive tardies will result in disciplinary
action. Please see all of our school attendance policies at:
http://www.wcs.edu/ses/info.htm for more details.
Dismissal will begin at 3:35PM.
Students not picked up by 3:45 are taken to the front office
where a parent will have to pick them up. STUDENTS ARE NOT
ALLOWED BACK IN THE CLASSROOM AFTER DISMISSAL.
EARLY DISMISSALS MUST BE PERFORMED BEFORE 3:10 PM. AFTER THAT
TIME, STUDENTS WILL GO THROUGH NORMAL DISMISSAL PROCEDURES.
Our primary form of communication
to our families will be through email. Please be sure to
clearly indicate your primary email address(es) on the emergency
card for each child. If there is any change during the school
year, please come into the office to make the adjustment to all
applicable emergency cards. We will also utilize the
school system’s telephone notification system to relay important
information to all families. Parents should also sign
up for the county’s district-wide e-mail group at
www.wcs.edu, which will be sent twice monthly with district
news and events.
All teachers have a classroom website and
their individual e-mail addresses and phone extensions can be found on
our school website at:
It is vitally important in times of
emergency that the school is in possession of information that will
enable us to promptly and directly reach the parents. Please be sure to
return a completed blue dismissal form with contact information. If
there are any changes through the year, please notify the office
immediately. In the event of an early dismissal during the school day
(such as inclement weather), we will follow the instructions as
provided by you on the dismissal form.
Illnesses: Because germs spread so easily from child
to child, we ask that you follow a few basic guidelines regarding
attendance. A child should not be in school if he or she has a
contagious illness (such as “pink eye”, strep throat, etc.), head lice
or fever. Please do not send a student to school until he has been
fever free for 24 hours.
Any non-prescribed medication
to be dispensed must be discussed with the school nurse. Students who
need to take prescribed medication must have the appropriate form
available in the clinic, signed by the physician and parent before the
medication can be brought to school. The medication must be in the
original bottle, brought in by the parent, and be left in the clinic.
CLINIC: The school has an equipped clinic managed
by a full-time registered nurse and is prepared to deal with minor
accidents such as scrapes and abrasions. In the event of a sickness or
an accident needing further attention, the school will notify the
parents or designated person immediately.
Homework has many values. It can enrich
a child’s understanding of daily classroom instruction. It ties the
home and school together. Parents are encouraged to talk to
their child about homework daily, and the
responsibilities of the child to complete and turn in the assignment.
If a student has been sick, he/she will have one day per day of absence to
make up missed work upon return to school, up to a total of 3 days. PLEASE NOTE: Absences due to family trips/vacations
should be arranged in advance by filling out a “Family Trip Request”
form. Please fill out this form if you are taking a family trip:
The school cannot assume responsibility
for student valuables (money, jewelry, cell phone, etc.) which might be
lost, damaged or stolen at school. If these items are brought, it is at
their risk and they must be responsible for the item.
Students are not allowed to bring
toys/electronic games to school. Student cell phones must be kept in
the “off” position and must be stored away at all times. We are working
to keep children focused on learning. Any exceptions to this policy
will be communicated to the parents by the teacher for that specific
Bus/Day Care Van Riders
Students arriving and leaving by bus will
use the cafeteria entrance. Students are to ride their assigned bus and
are to be picked up and delivered to their home address ONLY.
Students may only ride their assigned bus. If a child is to get off
their bus at a different address than usual, a note must be given to the
Click here to find out what bus
your child will ride.
If you need to have your child changed from a bus rider to a car rider
(or vice versa), please send a note to the teacher in the morning on the
day you wish to make the change. Parents are not to go to the buses and
take children off before they leave the school grounds. Students
cannot change buses. If, in an emergency, a child
needs to ride a different bus other than the one they normally ride, a
note from the parent needs to be brought to the principal to be signed.
The student will then give the note to the driver, notifying him/her of
the change. If a note is not sent to school, parents are to call the
front office to schedule the transportation change by 3:00pm.
For more information on
After school care/Fun Company
Before and After school care
is provided here at Scales. This service is provided
through the YMCA Fun Company. Students may be
dropped off at the building as early as 7:00 a.m.
and must be picked up 6:00 p.m.
For more information on YMCA
Fun Company call 615-373-9622.
Messages for students may be taken by the
office when there is an emergency or when it is essential for the
student to receive information. Students will not usually be called to
the phone. Since our phones are constantly in use for school business,
students may not use an office telephone to call home. Parents are
encouraged to call teachers when they have questions. Teachers will
return calls when they have planning time and time-sensitive information
should not be left on voice-mail – please call the front office for
Teachers will schedule conferences by appointment if
needed. October’s conferences will be done outside
of regular school hours. Your child’s teacher will provide more
Williamson County Schools wants to make
sure every child in Williamson County gets the help they need to learn
and grow. Do you know a child who:
is between the ages of birth and 22 years?
· is growing and learning at a delayed rate compared to other kids
the same age?
has a hard time learning?
please call the Student Support Services office at (615) 472-4130 so
they can receive all the help they need
Students will participate in field trips with written parental
permission. We encourage field trips as an extension of classroom
activities. Parents may be requested to accompany their child’s class
when help is needed and bus space is available. We hope you are able to
volunteer your time.
Fire and tornado drills are necessary for
the safety of the students and staff, therefore we practice them
throughout the year. We ask you to sign in at the office so that we
know exactly how many people are in the building.
According to school board policy, no
apparel, dress or grooming that is, or may become, potentially
disruptive to the classroom atmosphere or educational process will be
permitted. Neatness, cleanliness and self-respect make a desirable
learning environment for all students. The administration reserves the
right to determine appropriate dress as required.
Please note the
following standards for appropriate dress:
1) No tank tops, crop tops,
fishnet/see-through material or spaghetti straps.
2) No short skirts,
short shorts or short skorts.
3) No flip-flops, clogs, sneakers
with rolling wheels, platforms or wedge heel shoes. Students
participate in PE and/or recess each day and should consider wearing
tennis shoes each day.
4) No hats.
5) No low riding pants.
Underwear should not be visible.
6) No inappropriate
To ensure the safety of children, anyone
entering the school MUST sign in at the front office and
provide a photo ID. No one is permitted to go directly to a classroom.
Items to be given to a student must be left in the front office. In
order to assure quality time for your school-age child, we ask that
younger brothers/sisters not be brought to school while you are
volunteering in the classroom.
Lost and Found
Scales has a "lost
& found" clothes table in the cafeteria. Please write your
child's name on all personal property and check the clothes table frequently.