Manitou Park Handbook
Arrival, Dismissal and Pick up
- All students should arrive at school by 8:50 AM. Parent drop off is located on Verde Street at the parent drop off loop.
Please do not drop off students in the front of the building as this will cause conflict with the bus drop off.
- Teachers will pick up their students by 8:55 AM to escort them to class.
- Late students will need to be signed in at the front desk by an adult. If students arrive in the office unattendended, a parent/guardian will be called to come and check the student in.
- All To Ensure timely delivery of afterschool dismissal changes, messages must be recieved in the office before 3:00. The office is unable to make schedule changes after this time.
- The office is closed from 3:00-3:30PM to deliver messages to students and prepare for the end of the day. In the event of an emergency, please call the main office.
- All Kindergarten students will be picked up on the Mason Street side of the building by a parent/guardian. Kindergarten students not picked up by 3:40 will be taken to the office.
- All other grades will be picked up on the Verde Street side of the building by a parent/guardian. Teachers will escort students to their grade level line. Students will indicate to their teacher that their pick person is there. All students not picked up by 3:40 will be taken to the office.
- Students who ride the bus will exit through the front of the building. Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade students will be escorted through the front of the building by a 5th grade buddy.
Eating at School
Breakfasts and Lunches
A nutritious breakfast and lunch are prepared and served daily in the Manitou Park Kitchen. Menus will be sent home monthly.
For the best celebration experience, please schedule birthday treats with your child's teacher ahead of time to ensure timing is right for both learning and fun. Teachers are not permitted to stop instruction for birthday treats at a moments notice but are always willing to schedule in treats and fun!
PBIS-Positive Behavior Intervention Supports
Manitou Park Elementary uses Positive Behavior Intervention Supports to ensure that all students know and practice behaviors that ensure success at school.
- Positive Behavior is defined and taught- Students are taught expectations for all areas at school.
- Positive Behavior is practiced- Students learn through practice. Expected behavior will be practiced every day.
- Positive Behavior is recognized- Students who demonstrate positive behavior will be recognized. Staff will give students a “PAWsitive” to show appreciation for positive behavior.
Students who interfere with the safety and/or learning of themselves or others, will be given multiple opportunities to redirect their behavior in order to remain in the learning environment. After a series of opportunities, a student who continues to be unsafe or interfere with learning may be referred for additional support outside the classroom. For a complete list of possible interventions, please contact the classroom teacher.
Parent and Community Engagement
- Hold annual program meetings with information on annual yearly progress and Title 1 program events each year.
- Make Continuous Achievement Plan (CAP) and Budget available at any time.
- Parent compact will be sent out in the Student Handbook which goes out to every student each year and is used at Partnership Conferencing.
- Parent Involvement Representative will work with students, staff, community and parents to encourage parent volunteerism and parent involvement.
- Offer curriculum nights (Title I Information Night, Data and Dinner) will be offered for parents where information about Title 1, the continuous achievement plan, and specific curricular issues will be discussed.
- Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held twice a year at convenient times during the day to accommodate the needs of working families.
- A parent representative will participate with the school’s academic excellence/early learning, partnership and whole child teams to review, revise, evaluate, and share the plan annually.
- A parent involvement evaluation process will be established to evaluate the effectiveness of the school’s improvement plan. This will be a part of the parent survey.
- Notifications will be sent to parents informing them of their rights to know the qualifications of their child’s teacher and para-educator or if they do not meet the highly qualified standards.
- Parents will be informed in a timely manner about student achievement and assessment including the dates for administration of standardized tests and the results of those tests.
- An activity calendar will be provided to parents at the beginning of the year, updated regularly and posted in the office in real time.
- Parents will receive communications from the school in the language spoken in the home whenever requested. Parents will also be advised of translation/interpretation services available through the district.