Hall Elementary School

Table of Contents

I. Hall History, Colors & Mascot pg. 2

II. Hall Staff pg. 3

III. Dates to Remember pg. 4-5

IV. Special Thanks To . . . pg. 6

V. PBIS Information & Matrix pg. 7-10

VI. Hall Rules & Guidelines pg. 11-21

VII. SJSD Elementary Guidelines pg. 22-48

VIII. Title I Information pg. 49

a. Parents Right to Know pg. 50

b. NCLB Complaint Resolution/Procedures pg. 51

c. Parental Information & Resource Center pg. 52

IX. Hall Parent/Student/Teacher

Agreement pg. 53

X. Handbook Signature Agreement / pg. 55-56

Permission to Photograph Form/Tech Agreement

This handbook was designed to be helpful for parents and students as we work together to make Hall School a quality student-centered school. We hope that you will look over all the items for your information. Should you have a question or concern about any area, please call the school.

Families should keep this handbook as a reference for the “What do I do . . .” questions that come along. Keeping this book with your telephone book is a good idea for quick referral.

Hall Elementary School

2509 Duncan

St. Joseph, MO 64507


Fax: 671-4162

Hall Elementary Staff


Principal Heather Gladhart

Secretary Beronica Carrigan

Nurse Michelle Davis

Kindergarten Shelly Culver

Nicole Pelton

First Grade Christie Leigan

Caitlyn Parker

Samantha Smith

Second Grade Andrea Frederick

Sandra Litton

Third Grade Jennifer Hausman

Misty Burright

Fourth Grade Kimberly Cole

Melissa Green

Fifth Grade Susan Przybylski

Kelly Robb

Sixth Grade Ruth Lovejoy

Deanna Majors

Instructional Coach Jennifer Gatz

Librarian Lynne Gentry

Music R. Robert Warren

P.E. Karen Rizzo

Art Barb Edwards

Counselor Kathy Roberts

Special Education Tracey Hazzard

Special Education Robin Jago

Special Education Para Theresa Cox
Speech Janet Meyer-McCoy

Communication Arts Beverly Stouffer

Reading Connie Decker

Denise Young

RtI Specialist Ruth Grieshaber

ESOL Aimee Devooght

Paraprofessional Linda Long

Family Involvement Coor. Korine Miller

Kitchen Donita Swafford Tammy Jarrett

Pauline Johnson Wanda Scott

Lunchroom Supervisor Cathy Lutz

Engineers Janette Corwin Lesa Gibson

Jim Shryock Micheal Padgett

Dates to Remember


August 19 First Day of School—2 Hour Early Dismissal

August 20 2 Hour Early Dismissal

August 30 Dads & Donuts 8:00 a.m.

September 2 No School: Labor Day

September 5 Family Night - TBA

September 7 Star Student Breakfast 8:00 a.m. in Library

Braves Store Open

September 9-13 Grandparent Lunches All Week

September 19 PTA Fall Festival/Carnival 5:30-7:00 p.m.

September 27 Fall Picture Day

October 3 MAP Oscar Night @ Keatley 7:00 p.m.

October 4 Star Student Breakfast 8:00 a.m in Library

Braves Store Open

October 11 Lunch and Learn

October 17 End of 1st Quarter

October 23 Early Dismissal (2 hour): P/T Conferences

October 24 Early Dismissal (2 hour): P/T Conferences

October 25 Grades 2-3 1st Quarter Awards Assembly 9:00 a.m.

Grades 4-6 1st Quarter Awards Assembly 9:30 a.m.

Early Dismissal (3 hour): P/T Conferences

October 23-25 Fall Book Fair in Library

October 29 Music Program 7:00 p.m. at Church of the Nazarene

October 30 Picture Retake Day

October 31 PBIS Building-Wide Celebration

November 1 Star Student Breakfast 8:00 a.m. in Library

Braves Store Open

November 5 Family Night - TBA

November 11 Early Dismissal (2 hour): Veteran’s Day

November 15 Moms & Muffins 8:00 a.m.

November 27 Early Dismissal (2 hour): Thanksgiving Break

November 27-29 No School: Thanksgiving Break

December 5 Family Night-TBA

December 6 Star Student Breakfast 8:00 a.m. in Library

Braves Store Open

December 12 Music Program 7:00 p.m. at Church of the Nazarene

December 13 Lunch and Learn

December 19 PBIS Building-Wide Celebration

December 20 End of 2nd Quarter

Early Dismissal (3 hour): Winter Break

Dec. 21-Jan. 5 Winter Break

January 6 First Day in 2014

January 11 Star Student Breakfast 8:00 a.m. in Library

Braves Store Open

January 20 No School: Martin Luther King Day

January 24 Dads & Donuts 8:00 a.m.

February 4 Family Night-TBA

February 7 Star Student Breakfast 8:00 a.m. in Library

Braves Store Open

February 14 Lunch & Learn

Valentine’s Day Parties

February 17 No School: President’s Day

February 18 No School: Teacher Professional Development

February 28 Spring and Class Picture Day

March 4 Family Night - TBA

March 7 Star Student Breakfast 8:00 a.m. in Library

Braves Store Open

March 12 End of 3rd Quarter

March 19 Early Dismissal (2 hour): P/T Conferences

March 20 Early Dismissal (2 hour): P/T Conferences

March 21 Grades 2-3 3rd Quarter Awards Assembly 9:00 a.m.

Grades 4-6 3rd Quarter Awards Assembly 9:30 a.m.

Early Dismissal (3 hour): P/T Conferences

March 19-21 Spring Book Fair in Library

March 27 Music Program 7:00 p.m. at Church of the Nazarene

March 28 Lunch & Learn

Mar. 31-Apr. 11 MAP Testing

April 3 Family Night-TBA

April 4 Star Student Breakfast 8:00 a.m. in Library

Braves Store Open

April 11 Moms & Muffins 8:00 a.m.

April 14-18 No School-Spring Break

April 14 First Make-Up Snow Day

May 2 Star Student Breakfast 8:00 a.m. in Library

Braves Store Open

May 16 Reading Circle Celebration

May 20 Play Day at Bartlett Park

May 21 Rain Day for Play Day if needed

May 22 6th Grade Recognition @ Keatley 6:30 p.m.

May 23 Early Dismissal (2 hour): Last Day of School

End of Year Awards Grades K-1 9:00 a.m., Grades 2-3 10:00 a.m., Grades 4-5 11:00 a.m.

Send Home 4th Quarter Grade Cards

May 27 First Day of Summer School

** Please note that all dates are subject to change.**

To our Business Partners:

Central Christian Church

First Church of the Nazarene

Missouri National Air Guard

St. Joseph News Press Gazette

Vatterott College

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

& All of our AWESOME volunteers!

August 2013

Dear Hall Parents,

We are excited to start a new school year and our 2nd year to be a Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) School. Behavior and school climate is a priority at Hall Elementary; it is one of the top goals outlined in our School Improvement Plan (SIP).

What is PBIS? Put simply, it is a proactive approach to school-wide discipline. This initiative is meant to reinforce the positive behaviors of students doing what is expected of them as well as support students who need extra assistance to reach the school-wide expectations of being Safe, Respectful, and Responsible learners. The goal is to decrease the number of discipline referrals, which will increase the amount of instructional time our students will receive. Through this process we will be consistently and continuously defining, teaching, reinforcing, and monitoring positive behaviors.

On the next page, you will find a copy of Hall’s Behavior Expectations (known as the matrix). This matrix will govern all areas of the school. The language on the matrix is important. By using the language on the matrix, students will hear consistent vocabulary from all adults in the school setting. The consistency will allow students to be familiar and understand the expectations for their behavior in all settings of the school, no matter which adult is monitoring behavior. Creating an environment where all adults are using the same common language will make the expectations clear to the students. Please look over the matrix and discuss with your child. You can also view videos on our website that we have produced for students to watch.

You will also find a copy of the Office Referral Form on page 10. The information on this form has been determined by examining the criteria of the “Big 5.” The Big 5 has schools examine the average number of referrals per day, the location of the referrals, the time of the referrals, the problem behaviors in the referrals, and the number of referrals per student so that each school can make a plan to meet the needs of their students, staff, and school. We have also included the motivation as this is important in helping the team develop a plan for those students that need extra support.

Students will earn “Braves Bucks” for exhibiting appropriate behaviors. The following outlines the procedures:

·  Students will earn Braves Bucks for being Respectful, Responsible, and Safe.

·  Teachers and support staff are encouraged to reward students with Braves Bucks in all settings of the school and throughout the school day for meeting expectations.

·  It is the students’ responsibility to keep track of their own Braves Bucks.

·  Students will be able to redeem their Braves Bucks monthly at the Hall Store.

·  Students will be earning Braves Bucks during the months of October, December, March, and May for special quarterly incentives.

This year, the PBIS Team will be working with a consultant from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. We are very excited about this opportunity and all professional development will be specifically tailored to meet the needs of students and staff at Hall School.

PBIS is truly a win-win initiative for our students, our staff, and our school. Our expectation is that we keep the excitement going throughout the year and truly impact student achievement through the use of Positive Behavior Supports.

Thank you,

Positive Behavior Support Team

Sandra Litton-2nd Grade Kathy Roberts-Counselor

Andrea Frederick-2nd Grade Ruth Lovejoy-6th Grade

Susan Przybylski-5th Grade Connie Decker-Reading

Karen Rizzo-PE Heather Gladhart-Principal


Hall Elementary School-Wide Behavior Expectations

BE RESPONSIBLE / ·  Follow directions
·  Walk directly to and from your destination
·  Stop, look and listen when signaled by a teacher. / ·  Be prepared
·  Do your best work
·  Complete and return all work on time / ·  Play by the rules of the game
·  Be a problem solver first
·  Report broken or missing equipment / ·  Pick up all items needed
·  Clean up after yourself
·  Take what you ordered and eat what you take. / ·  Be responsible for your items. / ·  Keep the bus clean
·  Keep all objects in your backpack
·  Report issues to the driver immediately. / ·  Wash your hands
·  Use only what you need.
BE RESPECTFUL / ·  Respect self, others, and environment
·  Use kind words, tone, and actions
·  When in line, Zone 0 / ·  Be an active learner
·  Talk only with permission
·  Take care of supplies / ·  Share and return equipment
·  Invite others to participate
·  Stay in play area / ·  Use good table manners / ·  Walk quietly, voice at Zone 0
·  Respect others’ space
·  Treat property with care / ·  Use appropriate language
·  Respect property/environment at the bus stop. / ·  Be quick
·  Clean up after yourself
·  Allow others privacy
BE SAFE / ·  KHFOOTY! (Keep hands, feet, and other objects to yourself)
·  Leave only with permission / ·  Walk at all times.
·  Use supplies correctly. / ·  Use equipment appropriately
·  Report injury or unsafe issues to an adult
·  Walk to line up
·  Participate in school -approved activities. / ·  Walk at all times
·  Stay seated
·  Report spills / ·  Walk safely and correctly.
·  Face forward in a straight line / ·  Sit correctly in assigned seats
·  Load and unload as directed
·  Use a conversation voice.
·  Stay outside the bus safety zone until door is opened / ·  Use facilities appropriately
·  Report messes and needs


Hall Elementary School 2509 Duncan St. · St. Joseph, MO 64507 · 671-4160

Student: ______Grade: ______Gender: M F

Date: ______Referred by: ______Classroom Teacher: ______

Date of incident: ______
Time of incident: ______ / Location of incident:
c  arrival/dismissal
c  bus
c  cafeteria
c  classroom
c  hallway / c  library
c  off campus
c  playground
c  restroom / c  special event (field trip/assembly)
c  Walk and Talk
c  other
Type of Incident:
c  Aggression/Assault/Fighting (28)
c  Alcohol (31)
c  Arson (27)
c  Bullying/Harassment (25/38)
c  Bus
c  Disrespect (21)
c  Disruption (02)
c  Dress (39)
c  Drugs (17)
c  Forgery/Theft (16)
c  Inappropriate Language (21)
c  Inappropriate Affection (14/36)
c  Lying/Dishonesty (30)
c  Out Bounds/Off campus (26)
c  Property Damage (09)
c  Skip/Time not served (11)
c  Tardy (06)
c  Tech Misconduct (22)
c  Threat
c  Tobacco (05)
c  Weapons (13)
c  Obtain peer attention
c  Obtain teacher attention
c  Obtain items/activities
c  Avoid tasks/activities / c  Avoid peers
c  Avoid adults
c  Other motivation
c  Motivation unknown
Description of incident:
Teacher action taken prior to referral (check all that apply):
c  Changed student’s seat
c  Classroom behavior plan
c  Conference with parent
c  Conferred privately with student / c  Consulted counselor
c  Consulted principal
c  Individual behavior plan
c  Sent to time-out room / c  Telephone parent/guardian
c  Time out in the classroom
c  Other
*Except for the most serious disciplinary matters, this step should be followed prior to office referral
Type of discipline assigned by administrator:
c  After-school detention
c  Conference with student
c  Counselor referral
c  In-school suspension ______day(s)
c  Loss of privilege ______
c  Lunch detention
Out of school suspension ______day(s)
c  Parent contact
c  Other / Comments:


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OFFICE HOURS: 8:00 a.m-4:00 p.m.


School starts at 8:25 a.m. Students will be counted tardy after that time. If arriving after 8:25 a.m., students must report to the office to receive a tardy pass.