Parent Guide to Condit

Condit

2018-2019 Parent Guide to Condit

In an effort to ease the transition to Condit Elementary, we have compiled some useful information.

School Schedule:  The first bell rings at 7:30 a.m., and the tardy bell rings at 7:40 a.m. Students should be in their seats when the tardy bell rings at 7:40 a.m. Students that are tardy must go to the front office to be issued a late slip.  School is dismissed at 2:50 p.m.

School Entrances:  For the safety of your children, we ask that you enter only through the main doors, facing S. Third. St.  When visiting the campus during school hours, please proceed to the front office, sign in and obtain a visitor’s pass which should be worn during your stay.

Morning Drop-OffThere are two drop-off zones – S. Rice St. and S. Third St.  In the morning and afternoon South 3rd Street is also a pick-up/drop-off zone for daycare vans and buses, so please do not block or park in this area.

Before School: The school will not open until 7 a.m., students should NOT arrive prior to that time.  Students and parents are not allowed to loiter in the halls or to stand by classrooms. Designated waiting areas for students in the morning are:

All students eating breakfast may go to the cafeteria at 7:10 a.m.; students should enter through the cafeteria doors on the exterior of the building.

PreK and Kinders report to cafeteria and line up by class

1st-5th grades report to the multipurpose room and sit by grade level.  The learning commons will also be open starting at 7:10 a.m.

Only parents with a VIPs cleared ID will be allowed in the Learning Commons before the 7:30 a.m. bell

After School Dismissal: 

  • Pre-K, Kinder, 1st, 2nd – Carpool lane is on S. Third – parents who walk up for pick up will enter the building and pick their child up from their classroom  Expediency is appreciated, teachers are NOT able to have conversations during dismissal, this is a time for student supervision.  Older siblings will join their Pre-K-2nd sibling and will be picked up in this location as well.  You must have your hang tag at dismissal.
  • 3rd, 4th, and 5th – Carpool lane is on South Rice.
  • Special Education – student who ride buses will be assisted to the bus lane
  • Daycare vans, bus riders, and iKids will report to cafeteria to be escorted to their buses.

During dismissal parents should NOT park in the visitor parking spots as they will be unable to back out of their spot during this time.

Carpool is every day, except on Fridays for Pre-K through 2nd grade.  Grades 3-5 have carpool every day.

ParkingPlease do not park illegally in the neighborhood for drop off/pick up and for school events.  Please pay attention to the NO PARKING SIGNS posted on the neighborhood streets around Condit.  You may be ticketed by the Bellaire Police if you park illegally.  Please note that parking is prohibited on the NORTH side of the following streets during specified hours. {Linden St, Laurel St, Willow St, and Jessamine St.} Also, please do not block the driveways of our local residents around Condit.

Breakfast:  Breakfast is provided free of charge.  Students eating breakfast may go to the cafeteria at 7:10 a.m.

Lunch:   Students have the option of bringing a lunch or eating a lunch provided by the school.  HISD offers all students free lunch for the 2018-2019 school year.  Parents are always welcome to share lunchtime with their children. Please sign in at the front office before proceeding to the cafeteria.

Free/Reduced Lunches:  HISD offers all students free lunch for the 2018-2019 school year

Attendance Attendance is officially recorded at 10:00 am.  Students who leave after 10:00 am are counted present. Students who leave before 10:00 are counted absent unless they return the same day with a Doctor/Dentist note stating that they have been at an appointment on that day. Absences are unexcused unless the office or teacher receives a note, e-mail, or phone call from the parent stating the date of the absence and reason for the absence. Absences are excused for the following reasons only: personal illness, death in the family, quarantine, dangerous weather, emergencies. HISD automatically calls all students who have an unexcused absence for the day – this is a good indication that your message was not recorded and you may want to check with the office.  713-295-5255

Gradespeed: Set up an account for your child/children and get access to real-time grades.  Login to access daily grades, assignments, progress reports, and set up alerts to text you when grades fall below your designated levels. Find the link on http://www.houstonisd.org/domain/11001

Renaissance Home Connect (AR): Monitor your child/children’s progress on AR tests. Receive alerts when they take an AR test. https://hosted1.renlearn.com/230869/HomeConnect/login.aspx

School Supplies: School supplies are pre-ordered by the PTO. If you did not purchase them, please purchase them during the first week of school or see your teacher for a list of supplies that can be purchased at a local store. Rolling backpacks are not permitted.

Dress Code:  The purpose of the dress code is not to inhibit any person’s taste in attire, but rather to better facilitate the process of education through reasonable guidelines of “dress.”  Modesty and cleanliness are our goals.  In order to better facilitate our goals, the following guideline will be exercised:

  • No bike shorts
  • No tank tops
  • No leggings
  • Midriffs must be covered
  • Shirts may not extend below the length of one’s shorts or skirt
  • Skirts, shorts, and dresses must be at least fingertip length
  • No flip flops
  • Boys are not allowed to wear earrings
  • Shirts promoting gangs or violence are not allowed (Determination made by the principal)

Parents will be called to bring a change of clothes for the children that do not comply.

It is recommended that students wear tennis shoes on the days they are to participate in P.E. instruction; this is for your child’s safety.  Please check your child’s enrichment schedule.

Items not permitted in schoolItems such as radios, iPods, cameras, electronic games, trading cards or any type of toys should not be brought on the school campus unless they are requested by the classroom teacher. Cell phones are not to be used during the school day. They are to be powered off and stored in the backpack.  Items found inappropriately at school will be confiscated by the teacher and returned only to the parents through the Principal.

Library: The library is open before and after school for students wishing to take AR (Accelerated Reader) tests, check-in/check-out books and silent reading.

Medications: Students on long-term medication which cannot be administered other than school hours may take medication at school. A medications form must be completed and signed by the child’s physician. All medication will be stored in the clinic and administered by the school nurse or a designee instructed in the proper dosage.

Communications: Stay informed by joining our Condit Happenings and Cat Chat mailing lists. We will send out emails with all the latest news at school. To join, you can email condithappenings@gmail.com. Condit uses LivingTree, a secure and private collaboration network, to send and receive instant alerts and real time notifications to any faculty member and parent associated with your child.

Wednesday Folder: Students will be given a Condit Elementary Folder to take home every Wednesday.  School notifications and calendars will be periodically sent for your information. Your child’s school work will also be sent home each week. Please review this work and sign as instructed by the teacher.  This will give you a good indication of your child’s progress and provide you with continuous feedback.

School Spirit Day:  Friday is School Spirit Day. We would like for everyone to wear their Condit shirts.

As always, please feel free to stop by the front office if you have additional questions.