Every student doing homework will be given either an agenda (grades 1 – 5), or a homework envelope (Kindergarten). These materials will be used to provide constant feedback to parents as to what the students are doing in class and what their homework is each day. All homework will be listed in/on the student’s agenda, or envelope. Please feel free to correspond back and forth with the teacher about this material as well. The use of these materials is very important, and it is for this reason that the first set of materials will be provided at no cost to the student. These materials are considered a textbook. If the student loses, misplaces, or damages these materials, he/she will be responsible for buying replacement materials.
We hold high expectations for the students at Bret R. Tarver Elementary. In order for each student to reach their highest potential, it is very important that they practice and apply newly learned skills. It is for this reason that Bret R. Tarver Elementary students will have 20–40 minutes of homework Monday through Thursday. Every student is responsible for bringing their homework materials (and books) home and returning them completed to school by the due date. Please make time in your busy schedule to assist your children with their homework and sign their agenda book Monday through Thursday. Research repeatedly shows that children achieve at higher levels when their parents /guardians are actively involved in their education.
All Bret R. Tarver students are required to wear the designated school uniform. Please refer to the following dress code as you make your uniform purchases. It is also very important for students to come to school in a clean and well kept uniform. Please assist your child in having pride in him/herself by keeping him/her clean and neat.
On occasion, the principal will allow an “out of school uniform day” where students may wear clothes other than the standard school uniform. This will be on special occasions only. The students and parents will be notified in writing prior to the “Out Of School Uniform Day.” No sleeveless shirts or exposed midriffs will be allowed. Skirts and shorts must be of uniform length. Bret R. Tarver Purple and Teal Days will be celebrated every Friday. On Fridays, students must wear the standard school uniform unless they own a Bret R. Tarver Dolphin Pride Shirt or their class has made Bret R. Tarver Dolphin Pride Shirts. If students own either of these items, they may wear them only on Fridays as part of the rest of their school uniform. Bret R. Tarver Dolphin Pride shirts and will be on sale in the front office for $8.25 beginning the first week of school and continue throughout the year, as supply permits. Cost of shirts may be subject to change. Many stores carry school uniforms. We have listed a few for your convenience: Clothing City, Collette’s, J.C. Penney, Target, K-Mart, and Walmart.
To provide safety for the children of Bret R. Tarver and improve traffic flow, please follow the following guidelines:
All visitors on campus must come to the office to obtain a Visitor’s Pass before proceeding anywhere on campus. A Visitor’s Pass must be worn in plain view at all time. Badges are needed before school to enter the classroom areas, as well as the cafeteria area.
If it is absolutely necessary to pick up your child during school hours, you will need to come to the front office. For your child’s protection, you will be asked to provide identification before being able to take your child. Any person wanting to take a student during school hours must be on the student’s Emergency Card. Students will not be released for early dismissal for the last 20 minutes of school, unless it is an emergency situation. Students are still engaging in lessons, reviewing information from the day, receiving homework assignments, and getting last minute instructions.