Policies and Procedures
- Entrance Requirements
- School Hours
- Before/After School Care
- Transportation Changes
- School Supply Fee
- Food Services
- Personal Property
- Emergency Plan
- Check Outs
- Physical Education
- Visitors and Parents
- Leader in Me
- Bus Expectations
- Interim Reports
- Report Cards
- Promotion and Retention
- Withdrawal of Student
- Textbooks/Library Books
- Field Trips
- Parties and Programs
- Parent/Teacher Association
- Parent/Guardian Communication
- Title I Parent/Family Engagement Plan
Lyon Elementary School was established in 1964 consisting of one classroom wing, a cafeteria, and a gymnasium. The enrollment was approximately 250 students in first through sixth grades.
During the 1991-92 school year, an 18 classroom wing, a new library, and expansions in the cafeteria were built to accommodate the increase in enrollment. In 1997 a wing with 12 classrooms and additional bathrooms were added. In January 2005, a new six classroom wing was completed. Soon after a new administration building opened. During the fall of 2016, second and third graders moved into a newly constructed two story 16 classroom wing with state of the art lighting, technology, tinted windows and shades, and all new furniture and shelving. At that time the modular wing was torn down, and a large playground was constructed in its place.
The school has an average enrollment of over 630 Pre-K through 3rd grade students and approximately 90+ staff members. Each classroom has wireless Internet capabilities and is equipped with at least four updated student computers, docu-cameras, smart boards and/or digital interactive projectors, 1-1 Chromebooks for every student, and other various engaging technology. The school currently houses two computer labs, one for whole class learning and the other for small groups and interventions.
The school is completely gated with access to classrooms only through the administrative building entrance. We recently added locks on all doors that open to the outside. Cameras are located around and throughout the school including the parking lots and driveways, as well as in common student areas such as the hallways, breezeways, and playgrounds.
Lyon Elementary addresses the needs of all students by differentiating the instruction and providing specific student learning interventions. The SOAR (Student Opportunity for Advancement in Reading) program uses the assistance from over 150 community members, volunteers, business leaders, and retirees, to target second and third grade average readers. Using research-based programs and strategies, above average and below average learners are provided enrichment or intensive support in small groups with certified teachers. Lyon Elementary was accredited by COGNIA through district accreditation in 2022.
WE BELIEVE students, school personnel, guardians, and the community must commit to quality education and forge a partnership for success. This means accepting a responsibility to embrace the concept of interdependence. The interdependence must maximize the person to person, face to face relationship
WE BELIEVE the love of learning is a lifelong and all-encompassing process and all in the partnership have the ability and obligation to nurture this love at the children’s most receptive moments in their lives.
WE BELIEVE students must have pride in themselves and their work. They must be provided opportunities equal to any child in our nation. Our facilities, finances, supplies, and leadership need to reflect this belief.
WE BELIEVE behavioral expectations need to be reasonably evolved, clearly stated, and quickly and consistently enforced. Our school must provide a safe and secure environment that is conducive to successful teaching and learning.
WE BELIEVE in the innate dignity and worth of all who share in our educational partnership. This worth and dignity is embraced, fostered, and evidenced in our relations with each other.
WE BELIEVE students must demonstrate a desire to be part of this educational partnership by being receptive to a love of learning and display pride in themselves and in their work. Students must accept behavioral expectations, respect the worth and dignity of self and others, and contribute to a safe and secure environment.
WE BELIEVE school personnel have immense power to create a personal relationship with students, themselves, and the community and are the primary force in advocating and securing all these beliefs.
WE BELIEVE the guardians of the children must reinforce the love of learning, reflect pride in their children and their work, acknowledge the worth and dignity of their children and others in the partnership, and accept their role in the discipline of behavior and learning.
WE BELIEVE the community must manifest its interdependence within the educational partnership through its stewardship of the school. They must demand and provide the best environment for successful learning. The community must also strive to model for the students the rewards of quality education.
As a prerequisite to enrollment in any first grade of a public school, each child shall meet the following criteria:
A. The child shall have attended at least a half-day public or private kindergarten for a full year.
B. If the child has not attended kindergarten, an academic readiness screening is administered. Placement in first grade is dependent upon developmental readiness for first grade.
C. A child’s age should be 6 before October 1, 2019 for entrance to first grade. Entrance to kindergarten is one year younger.
II. Birth Certificate
All students upon entering Louisiana schools for the first time will need to present an official birth certificate. This certificate verifies the student’s age and the number on the certificate remains a permanent part of their record throughout their years in school.
III. Health Requirements
By state law, it is compulsory for all students through the age of fifteen to have a complete immunization record. State law requires the school to exclude any student who does not have the mandatory immunizations. The parish mandates that a child not attend school without a completed health card.
IV. Social Security Number
School board requires that all new students entering our school system have a social security number.
V. Proof of Residence
All students shall attend school within the school boundaries in which they live.
Please refer to www.stpsb.org for acceptable residency documents.
VI. Missing Registration Documentation
Please refer to www.stpsb.org for procedures to follow if any of the above documents are missing prior to registration. Or one may call 985-892-2276 and ask for Student Services.
Lyon Elementary School hours are 8:35 to 3:31. We ask parents or guardians who bring their children to school in the morning to drop them off in the car line in front of the school after 8:05, where they will be received by the duty teacher. All children who will be picked up after school are also to be picked up in front of the school no later than 4:01. Any student who arrives before 8:05 will be charged $6.00, or is left at school after 4:01 will be charged a fee of $10.00.
*For the 2023-24 School year, Before/After School Care will begin on Monday August 14, 2023.*
BEFORE/AFTER SCHOOL CARE IS FOR LYON ELEMENTARY STUDENTS ONLY.
Lyon Elementary offers before and after school care to assist our working parents/guardians as well as provide an educational and recreational time for our students. Before and after school care is for Lyon Elementary students only. Before school care is available daily from 7:05 - 8:05 AM. After school care is available daily from 3:45 to 5:45 PM except on the afternoons of half days when the teachers are required to work on records and after care will be cancelled.
- The cost of Before School Care is $5.00 per day per child, drop-ins are $6.00 per day per child.
- The cost of After School Care is: $9.00 per day per child, regardless of the time attending. Drop-ins are $10.00 per day per child, regardless of time attending.
If you arrive after 5:45pm, a $10.00 late pick-up fee will be charged for each 15 minutes (1-15 minutes; 16-30 minutes; 31-45 minutes, etc.) There can be no exceptions. After Care Phone # is 985-892-0345. Anyone who is late more than two times will be excluded from the After School Care program. In addition, the before and after care programs will comply with Lyon Elementary School student behavior expectations and school-wide positive behavior support practices. Continuous violations could result in removal from the programs.
Each student who is picked up in carline after school will be issued two pieces of cardstock with the same number on each one. One card should be placed on your rearview mirror. (An extra one is provided for you to place in another vehicle if you wish.) A carline duty teacher will be able to see two or three cards at a glance in the circle drive and will radio the duty teacher under the breezeway with those numbers. That teacher will then call out the numbers to the students who will be lined up. Children will be escorted to the car by a duty teacher. It is important that you remember to keep the card in your vehicle at all times. It will also be necessary to train the students to learn their numbers.
If you pick up your child after school (carline), please be reminded that you are not allowed to drive on campus between 3:00 and 3:40. This time is allocated for the buses to come on and off the campus safely and in a timely manner. You are asked to remain in the carline on Florida Street during this time. Please do not park your car on or off campus and walk to the school to get your child. Remaining in carline ensures the safety of your child and all others.
In addition, Magee Street off Collins Boulevard is closed to traffic between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 pm except for buses and employees who have school employee tags. All others will be directed to turn left on to Florida Street.
Parents should remain in their cars when dropping students off in the morning. Teachers will open car doors to assist your child. We ask that children exit and enter the cars on the passenger side for safety reasons. If your child is unable to buckle his/her own seatbelt, please pull forward to one of the parking spots adjacent to the cafeteria where you may park and assist in buckling. Please also remember that the law mandates “hand free zones” in school drop-off and pick-up areas. Please refrain from holding your cell phone while in these areas.
*Please note that students will not be able to ride a different bus home with a note right now due to bus capacity limitations. They can only ride their assigned bus.*
We understand that occasionally a change in your schedule warrants a change in your child's usual daily transportation home, and we want to assist you in making sure this change occurs while maintaining consistency in your child's instructional day with little to no interruption. In order to minimize any confusion for your young child, we ask that you send a note to their teacher via the take-home binder, and the teacher will see to it that the student is dismissed at the proper time to the appropriate dismissal line. If however, an emergency arises and you must change your child's transportation home during the day, please fax a written statement indicating this change before 2:30 p.m., and we will be able to guarantee your request. Our fax number is 985-892-7971.
Any changes to a student’s bus has to go through transportation/the bus driver.
Children who ride buses to and from school are assigned to specific routes based on home address which is overseen by the St. Tammany Parish School Board Department of Transportation. We know sometimes events arise that may cause you to request an alternative bus ride home for your child, but in order to maintain your child's safety and to ensure his uneventful return home from school, communication should be made with that particular bus driver. A follow-up phone call will be made to the bus driver to ensure proper communication.
Students who have difficulties with other students while riding on the bus should report the problem to the driver IMMEDIATELY. If the problem cannot be resolved by the driver, then it should be reported to the principal of the school the student attends.
The driver is responsible for seating arrangements. Factors such as safety, fairness, physical disability, age, and conduct are major considerations.
ALTERNATE STOP REQUEST
Students must be picked up and returned to their designated assigned bus stops only. Permission for exceptions will not be granted at this time due to bus capacity restrictions.
NOTICE: Video cameras on the school bus are used as an aid to monitor student and driver behavior.
St. Tammany Parish School Board Transportation Department
68391 James Street Mandeville, LA 70471 985.898.3373
STAY AWAY FROM THE BUS DANGER ZONES AND PASSING CARS AND TRUCKS.
The School Supply Fee is WAIVED for the 2022-23 School year.
The school supply fee is $10.00. This money will be spent to purchase workbooks, art supplies, and many other consumable instructional materials. Please make checks payable to Lyon Elementary School. You may utilize the new webpay system that can be accessed on the St. Tammany Parish School Board website. We ask that anytime you send cash in to pay for fees, field trips (cancelled until further notice), or other items, please submit the exact amount as it can be difficult to dispense change.
All food services meals (breakfast and lunch) are FREE for all students through the 2025 school year. If you qualify for free and reduced meals, we still need you to complete the application online here: https://cafefr.stpsb.org/
Due to our growth in student population, we can no longer allow parents to have lunch with their children. Our cafeteria has reached student capacity within most of our grade level lunches, and we cannot accommodate seating for parents/visitors. Your understanding of this matter is appreciated. This will be effective on 03/04/2024.
The cafeteria uses a computer program to track student breakfast and lunch accounts. Please make all food service payments on line at www.mypaymentsplus.com, or you have the option of sending in a check with your child’s name and student number. Please make checks payable to Lyon Elementary School Cafeteria.
All children who choose to bring their lunch may purchase milk for $.50 or may bring a thermos bottle or boxed or foil bagged container. Food from fast-food restaurants and canned or bottles drinks may not be brought into the cafeteria.
Free and Reduced Lunch Application forms can be found on-line at www.stpsb.org, or one can be sent home if requested. Applications must be submitted annually and as soon as possible. Please read and complete the form correctly to avoid unnecessary delays. Any accumulated food service fees must be paid if the application is delayed.
Student accounts with consistent negative balances will not be eligible for Friday PTA SnackShack purchases or monthly PTA smoothie purchases until balances are paid.
Breakfast will be served from 8:05 a.m. until 8:35 a.m. each day.
Our Uniform consists of:
- Navy or tan-khaki pants, shorts, jumper, skirt, or skort
- Navy, white, or red collared polo type shirt- with or without school approved logo
- Navy or red sweater or sweatshirt- with or without school approved logo
- Navy blue t-shirts- with or without school approved logo
- Comfortable tennis shoes or closed toe shoes
- Lyon Elementary shirts purchased through the school PTA can be worn with uniform bottoms any day of the week.
Parents will be notified if child is not dressed in proper uniform. Please refer to the St. Tammany Parish School Board Discipline Handbook for guidelines and policies that address hairstyles and other items related to personal grooming.
Please put your child’s name on all of the school supplies that he/she may bring to school. Also, please label all coats, sweaters, hats, etc. in order that we may keep lost items to a minimum. Any item not labeled is subject to be given to charity.
TOYS AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES ARE NOT ALLOWED AT SCHOOL.
Since absences are interruptions in your child's learning, it is important that your child attend school daily. Currently the law regarding student attendance has changed. The exact wording of this new law can be found on the St. Tammany School Board website or the Louisiana Department of Education website. Basically it states that elementary children are allowed only ten (10) unexempt absences per school year. In addition, if your child is absent due to illness or extenuating circumstances, a note from you can excuse those days but please note an excuse from the doctor can exempt those days. The total number of days unexempt in one school year cannot exceed ten. Exceptions to the law will have to be appealed to the STPSB Office of Student Services. According to district policy, should a student have more than ten (10) unexempt absences, he/she must make up these absences either before school, after school, or on Saturdays. This is called Seat Time. Failure to attend Seat Time could result in your child being assigned to the same grade for the following school year.
Because we want to encourage consistent student attendance and assist you as your partner in your child's education, we can refer your child to the Youth Service Bureau following the fifth absence from school. The YSB will support you and help you with the resources you may need to ensure your child's school attendance.
In addition, we want to help motivate your children to come to school on a daily basis. Children who have perfect attendance each month will be rewarded with certificates and other treats. Recognition for these children will be supported by the school 's PTA and the Positive Behavior Support program.
Certainly, if your child is ill we do not encourage school attendance. Please find below a list of guidelines to be used as simple and effective precautions against the transmission of disease and/or infection as well as decrease the risk of exposure for all students and school personnel.
Students should arrive to school on time. The bell rings at 8:35AM (a tardy bell will ring at 8:40AM) each day. In addition, it creates more paperwork in the front office. Because it is our job to help you adequately prepare our young people for the real world, we will expect promptness. If a child is habitually late for school, the administration will attempt to contact you to discuss the situation. Should the problem continue, his or her name will be turned over to the Office of Student Services, and the unexcused excessive tardies will have the same penalties as unexcused absences. Refer to Attendance policy about Seat time.
It is school board policy that medications, prescribed or over the counter, are not to be given at school. Students should not have any drugs in their possession on the school bus or grounds. However, there is a policy to assure school attendance for students who must use medication for a long term illness. You will need to get your physician to fill out a form. There is also a form for you to sign giving permission for the school to administer the medication. Medication must be in a pharmacy labeled container with complete and current directions identical to the doctor’s order form.
All medication must always be brought to school by the parent, guardian, or a designated adult.
- Students are encouraged to remain home and have no fever for 24 hours.
- If your child is vomiting or has diarrhea before school, please keep him/her home that day.
- All persistent rashes should be seen by a doctor for proper diagnosis in order to determine the communicability of the rash. Nurses cannot diagnose the various rashes.
- If your child has a discolored (yellow to green) nasal discharge, this may indicate an infection, thus your child may need to see a physician.
- All students with Head Lice are to be checked back into school through the School Nurse Office. Doctor's notes or Health Unit slips are not acceptable.
- All ringworms must be covered while at school. Ringworm in the scalp must be seen by a doctor.
- Report all communicable diseases to the school - i.e. Chickenpox (Varicella), Fifths disease, etc.
- All Chickenpox (Varicella) sores should be completely dry before the student returns to school.
- If your child is going to be absent from school for a few days due to illness or an extenuating circumstance, it may be wise to make arrangements with the teacher to pick up your child’s missed work. You may also call the office staff on the second day of the absence to arrange to have your child’s work sent to the office for pick-up that afternoon if you believe your child will be out the next day.
Lyon Elementary has identified an Emergency Crisis Team and has developed a plan in the event an unfortunate incident or natural disaster should occur. The team will begin immediately coordinating activities to secure the safety and well-being of all students and staff members. If a situation presents a need for emergency crews, it will be most important that Magee and Florida Streets stay clear of traffic. In order to better prepare for any of these incidents, the students will practice fire, lockdown, evacuation, and reverse evacuations. In the case of an actual event at the school or one that affects the entire school system, you will be notified first by the STPSB text messaging system. Please sign up for this simple and very convenient form of communication on the STPSB website. Other forms for notifying you of an emergency will be through the caller message system and of course, the school board's website at http//:www.stpsb.org. The most up-to-date and thorough information can be viewed using the STPPS App on your iPhone or Android cell. Search for St. Tammany Public Schools in the app store.
Children must be signed out in the office by their parents or legal guardian if they need to leave school early for appointments, commitments, or emergencies. If someone other than a parent is to pick up the child, they should be listed on the emergency card. No child may be checked out after 3:00 P.M. Please keep checkouts to a minimum as this interrupts your child’s instructional minutes.
An additional note: We do our best to learn and remember each one of your faces. But because we don’t always know everyone, we ask that you present a driver’s license or another form of picture I.D. when checking your child out. Due to Badge Pass, each visitor to the school campus must present a driver’s license to be scanned by the Badge Pass system.
Guidance services for students are presented in the form of self-awareness. Prevention activities include classroom guidance lessons about making friends, getting along with others, communication and assertiveness skills to teach students about bullying, teasing and inappropriateness of many comments and gestures. Prevention also includes classes in child abuse, sexual abuse, and drug abuse. Intervention activities include group counseling, parent conferences, and assessment. Individual counseling is used in crisis intervention situations, and information about community resources can be made available.
All students at Lyon Elementary are to participate in physical education daily. The physical education specialists will teach the class once a week, while the classroom teacher will teach the class the other four days. Students are expected to wear clothing and shoes that allow for free and safe movement. Dresses and skirts without shorts, oversized clothes, sandals, and boots are limiting.
The students are also expected to participate on a level that is challenging and secure to them. Personal and medical restrictions need to be written and sent directly to the teacher and to the school office.
Always BRING PROPER IDENTIFICATION
Non-essential visitors and volunteers will not be allowed on campus except for extenuating circumstances.
Essential visitors are individuals who must enter schools to conduct visits in accordance with Louisiana law or policy. Essential visitors are defined as individuals who conduct CLASS® observations, observe teacher candidates as part of the teacher preparation quality rating system, and provide essential supports and services including, but not limited to, early intervention services, special education services, or mental health consultation.
Essential visitors will be screened following the same staff/student process; must be wearing a face covering/mask to the extent possible; and must wash hands with soap or application of hand sanitizer.
Any items that need to be dropped off for a student must be left at the front office. The secretaries will ensure your student receives it.
Once we are able to receive visitors again, we welcome parents and visitors to our school. However, we require that all visitors and parents report to the office first, present identification, and receive a “visitor’s pass.” This is necessary to provide maximum security for our students and to provide uninterrupted instructional time in the classroom. One question we are asked quite often is “May I bring this snack, jacket, sweater, book, etc. to my child’s classroom?” Please understand that the teachers must protect instructional time as outlined in Bulletin 741. Unless it is absolutely necessary, we ask that you drop off the item in the front office. The secretaries will guarantee that your child will receive the item. Occasionally you may wish to be in your child's classroom either as a visitor or as a volunteer. Once we are able to receive visitors again, we welcome you at any time to take part in your child's day; however, in order to minimize interruptions and maximize instructional time, we ask that you make arrangements with the teacher at least 24 hours in advance. Simply tell the secretaries at the front office that the teacher is expecting you, and she will call down to the classroom to inform the teacher of your arrival. Further, in order to ensure student safety and confidentiality, parents will be allowed access to classrooms only after following this protocol. An additional note: We are not able to distribute balloons or flowers to students for special occasions. Nor are these items acceptable for presentation at special events. Also, when there is a grade specific presentation, play, or ceremony, siblings within the school must remain in their respective classrooms in order that they do not miss instructional time.
If you are attending a special presentation at school, allow extra time for checking in at the front office as each person’s driver’s license must be cleared before a visitor pass can be distributed. Remember...Always bring in your license or ID when entering the office.
It is very important for the teacher and the parent to work together for the benefit of the child. Lyon Elementary encourages parent-teacher working relationships. Teachers are required to conference with parents at least one per semester. However, parents may request a conference at any time; simply call the school office (892-0869) to set up an appointment. Conference times are usually 8:00 a.m. (before school) or 3:45 p.m. (after school.)
As a “Leader in Me” school, Lyon Elementary School believes that school should be a safe, positive, and student driven learning environment that inspires every child to lead and succeed. “Leader in Me” is a student-centered program emphasized in all St. Tammany Parish Public Schools. The purpose of LIM is to establish a mindset among students and teachers that we all are leaders and have the responsibility to positively impact our environment through the choices we make each day. We begin creating this positive environment by teaching all of our students to lead with the following school-wide expectations.
A STUDENT WHO ROARS IS...
A..... Always Safe
These expectations may look different in various areas of the school: the hallways, the cafeteria, the playground, and the bus/car lines. And of course, every classroom and classroom teacher will also incorporate these four expectations into the classroom management plan. Each classroom and area within the school will have posted a mission statement that reflects these expectations as well as classroom rules for the expectations. The students will practice leading and following these expectations. Students who consistently lead and follow the school wide expectations will be rewarded with: LYON Bucks-used to purchase items at the quarterly Roar Store; Paws Up Rewards are held quarterly for students who lead and follow ROAR Expectations. The school’s morning L.Y.O.N. broadcasts focus on Leader in Me character traits for students to role play, learn about, and emulate. The Terrific Kids Program is a special monthly breakfast sponsored by the Kiwanis of Greater Covington to recognize one student from each class that displays outstanding Leader in Me traits. In addition to the school wide incentives, each classroom teacher will also use a variety of incentives in the classroom to encourage students to lead and follow the expectations. You will receive a letter at the beginning of the school year from the classroom teacher explaining his/her classroom management plan.
Through a team between the parent, faculty, staff, and student; our LIM program will create a student led positive learning environment at Lyon Elementary.
Students who have difficulty leading and following our school wide expectations will receive interventions/consequences designed to encourage appropriate leadership behavior. These interventions/consequences may include any of the following: student conference, re-teaching the expectation, time out in the classroom or with a buddy teacher, time out on the playground, loss of class privilege, student contracts, seating change, phone call to parent, note to parent, referral to the counselor, or complete a reflection period or restorative practices. When the interventions listed above are not effective, a student may be referred to the office and an administrator will contact the parent about other consequences or interventions. In the case of severe or habitual behaviors that interfere with the safety or learning environment, further action may be taken by an administrator as outlined in the St. Tammany Parish Public School System District Handbook for Students and Parents.
ROAR Expectations apply to the school bus and bus stop. Each student who rides a bus will receive a brochure from the driver called “Safe Procedures for School Bus Riders” at the beginning of the year that must be filled out completely and signed by the parent/guardian in order for a student to be allowed to ride a bus. Please read all of the information carefully and discuss it with your child. Students waiting for and riding on a bus are to follow the same expectations taught at school. It is strongly recommended that all parents monitor their children at the bus stop. If a student does not follow the safety procedures as outlined in the brochure, the bus driver may complete a Bus Behavior Report to submit to a school administrator. When a student receives a bus referral, the following consequences may be given:
- First incident - student conference/loss of recess/parent contact
- Second incident - loss of recess/parent contact/warn of bus suspension
- Third incident - suspension from the bus/parent contact
- Fourth incident - suspension from the bus/parent conference/possible permanent removal from the bus
A student may be suspended from the bus on the first incident if the behavior is severe or injurious to other riders.
Parents will need to fill out the necessary opt-in form in order to receive paper interims. These opt-in forms will be provided to the schools and sent home. On interim day, a robo call will be sent by the principal requesting that parents check interim grades electronically. If requested, we will print paper copies as appropriate for those parents without electronic access.
Report cards are issued at the end of each nine week period. Check the school calendar for the dates ending the nine week periods. A list of fees owed will be distributed prior to the final report card being issued. The final report is mailed home. Please make sure your mailing address is current. Call the front office if you have any questions.
Students are responsible for textbooks and library books issued to them. If a book is damaged or lost the student will be assessed the cost of the book. If a student has an overdue library book, he or she may not check out any additional books until the book is returned. Students will be notified of overdue or lost books. Parents and Guardians will be notified at least once each nine weeks period.
Field trips are educational experiences. However, no child will be allowed to attend a field trip with his/her class without a permission slip signed by their parents. Children will NOT be allowed to call home for permission. Parents chaperoning are not allowed to bring other children on the trip. All students who are attending a field trip must depart from and return to the school with their class. In order to meet field trip or exhibit registration guidelines that include accurate student count, adult count, lunch accommodations, etc., permission slips and trip fees need to be submitted by the deadline indicated on the registration/permission form. If you are experiencing hardships or there are extenuating circumstances, please call the front office and ask to speak with an administrator who may be able to assist you with an extension request. If there are extenuating circumstances, please call the office before the deadline to speak with the assistant principal. Refunds cannot be given. Should you have a question regarding a refund, please contact an administrator. It is also a new parish policy that all chaperones sign a field trip agreement contract to be kept on file with the school. Chaperones must remain with the entire class and the teacher for the duration of the field trip.
Students who have Behavior Intervention Plans or other individualized contracts, may be required to have a parent or guardian accompany them on the field trip.
Lyon Elementary School occasionally allows classroom parties and celebrations through direct communication with your child’s teacher. Parents are invited to volunteer and assist. We ask that you only bring store bought items, individually wrapped, preferably with ingredients listed, to ensure student safety and protect students who have specific food allergies.
Programs are held throughout the school year. Parents must check in at the front office before going to the gym or cafeteria. Photos and videos may be taken by moving to the side of the audience instead of standing and blocking the audience’s view. Students should return to their classroom with their teacher following all programs. Parents may be invited to visit for a few minutes before instruction begins again and this will be communicated through the program invitation sent home. Please refrain from bringing balloons and flowers for students to programs or celebrations.
The PTA welcomes you to Elmer E. Lyon. The purpose of our PTA is to promote a good VOLUNTEER PROGRAM and to help provide the many EXTRAS that make our school EXCELLENT!
All families and friends of Lyon are encouraged to become a member of the PTA. A membership drive is conducted during the first month of school; however, memberships and donations are accepted at any time throughout the school year. Dues are set at $5.75 per adult or $9.00 per family.
The VOLUNTEER PROGRAM is essential to the success of Elmer E. Lyon Elementary. Again, families are encouraged to become INVOLVED IN THEIR CHILD’S EDUCATION by completing a volunteer sign-up sheet, so that they may share their many talents and experiences with all the children attending Elmer E. Lyon Elementary. Volunteer sign-ups will be available online and emailed out.
We, the officers and faculty, are enthused about our PTA. Won’t you join in our enthusiasm to make Elmer E. Lyon Elementary ROAR!
There are many important things parents can do to maintain good communication with their child’s teacher and school. Parent involvement is one of the strongest factors that will positively affect your child’s success at school. Please take time to review the information sent home and sign and return appropriate papers in a timely fashion.
- Each student will have a take-home binder. These folders will be sent home daily and should be returned to school daily.
- By Monday teachers will update their websites and send home important information and/or homework assignments for the coming week.
- Every Thursday teachers send home the Cub Roar Signature Page. These folders contain weekly conduct reports, graded papers, and school and community information.
- Emergency Cards MUST be updated in the event of an emergency.
HOW PARENTS/GUARDIANS CAN HELP
- Make sure your child is at school daily and promptly by 8:35 A.M.
- Read your child's binder nightly and check for notes, conduct reports, homework assignments, permission slips, and newsletters.
- Review your child's assignments, test papers, and projects with them when appropriate.
- Join the school’s Parent/Teacher Association and volunteer in some way either in the classroom or at home.
- Call the school whenever you have any concern or question whatsoever.
All Title I funds are to be used to support school goals and objectives as addressed in its School Improvement Plan. Title I activities must have an instructional component FOR PARENTS/FAMILIES. Incentive activities (i.e. Honor Roll breakfast) are not to be considered one of the six (6) required activities and cannot be paid for with Title I funds.
Title: Meet & Greet Curriculum Info
What will you teach parents/families to improve their students’ academic performance?
Parents will receive information on maintaining communication with teacher and helping their child with new curriculum. EL Teacher greets parents of English Learners and is available to answer questions.
Title: Lyon Lagniappe (Math, ELA, & Technology Family Night)
What will you teach parents/families to improve their students’ academic performance?
Students and parents will learn math, reading and language strategies for better understanding of skills and concepts. Students and parents will also be introduced to technology that can be used in learning. They will share their writings and art.
Title: Science Day
What will you teach parents/families to improve their students’ academic performance?
Parents will become familiar with their child’s grade level state science standards. Students and parents will participate in hands-on experiments to help encourage curiosity and exploration. They will make predictions, ask questions, & make observations.
Title: Parent LEAP 2025 Forum
What will you teach parents/families to improve their students’ academic performance?
An informational session and hands-on activities designed to reach parents about the LEAP 2025 Test: all subjects, format, dates, scoring, expectations, and performance levels.
Title: What Happens Next Year?
What will you teach parents/families to improve their students’ academic performance?
Parents are provided an overview of the next grade levels standards (1st, 2nd & 3rd Grade), curriculum and expectations. Presentation is followed by Q&A for summer preparation and reinforcement of mastered skills.