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Parents are encouraged to visit Monroe Intermediate School. All visitors must check in at the main office and present a valid driver’s license. For the safety and security of our students and staff, all visitors will be asked to identify themselves and state the reason for the visit before entering the school.

Students are not allowed to bring friends or relatives to school.

Parent/Teacher Conferences: This year fall conferences will be the evenings of Wednesday, October 19 and Thursday, October 20 and spring conferences will be Wednesday, March 8 and Thursday, March 9.  Appointments will be available for parents who are unable to attend an evening conference.  Friday, October 21 and Friday, March 10, schools will be closed to accommodate for the evening hours teachers have facilitated to meet with parents.

Food Service

Food Service Pricing: Breakfast: Daily - $1.85; Weekly - $9.25 Lunch: Daily - $2.75; Weekly – $13.75

Breakfast is available for all students beginning at 7:30 and running until 7:50 am. If your student qualifies for free meals this includes breakfast.

Per the federal government’s requirements, the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act is being implemented. All students are required to have a minimum of a half cup of either a fruit or a vegetable for lunch and a serving of fruit at breakfast.

On line payment is available for food service. If you go to the district web site at www.sw2.k12.wy.us and click on the food service icon you will see a spot to click for on line payment. We encourage all families to sign up even if you do not intend to pay on line. This allows you to set up an e-mail alert that will notify you when your student is getting low on funds. As a reminder, students are only allowed to charge 5 meals that take them into the negative.

Parents can view their child’s grades, progress, attendance, or e-mail instructors anytime on their computer by setting up a parent account through Infinite Campus. Contact the school for a parent account. 

Report Cards

Report cards are issued at the conclusion of each nine-week term. Parents are advised to examine the report cards carefully and confer with the teachers about their concerns. Midterm reports are sent home with students halfway through each grading period.
 

Grade Policy

90-100% A - Excellent
80-89%  B - Good
70-79% C - Average
60-69% D - Warning
0-59% F - Failing  

S = Exhibits characteristics of passing grade
U = Represents below standard effort
I = Incomplete
NG = Indicates either a standard has not been addressed or insufficient evidence has been gathered to render a grade

Homework ensures student success. Work is due on the deadline assigned by the teacher. For each day a student has an excused absence, they will have one (1) day to make up work, maximum of three (3) days. Example: If a student is gone for five (5) consecutive days, they will have three (3) days upon their return to MIS to make-up any assignments.

Incomplete Grades

If a teacher has issued an incomplete grade on a quarter report card, the student has three (3) days to make up missing work. After three (3) days, the teacher will issue a permanent letter grade.

Parents can view their child’s grades, progress, attendance, or e-mail instructors anytime on their computer by setting up a parent account through Infinite Campus. Contact the school for a parent account. Infinite Campus can be accessed at http://www.sw2.k12.wy.us (click on Infinite Campus link).

Parental Permissions


Field Trips

During the school year, students are occasionally taken off school grounds to participate in field trips. These trips are tied into our district curriculum and are used to enhance classroom learning. Prior to any field trip, a note will be sent home outlining the purpose and itinerary for the trip. If, at any time, parents do not want their student to attend a field trip, they need to note that on the permission slip for that particular field trip and send it back to the student’s teacher. The school will then make provisions for the student to stay at school during that time.

 

Growth and Development Training

Parents will receive notification before their child receives instruction in this area. Parents will have the option of having their child receive or not receive instruction in this area.

 

Surveys

From time to time our school participates in surveys. If a survey contains questions of a sensitive nature, a permission slip will go home and the student will not be allowed to participate until the permission slip is signed by a parent and returned.

 

Medical Treatment Permission Slips

An additional permission form will be sent to all parents authorizing necessary aid by a medical doctor in emergencies. These emergencies may be incurred while attending or participating in activities either within Green River or at school sponsored out of town activities.

 

Cell Phones

We are asking your support of our cell phone policy. Many students have phones with internet access, video capabilities, and picture capabilities. These services have created a significant disruption to the educational environment within our school. In an effort to insure the safety of our students and to preserve the type of environment which is appropriate for a school setting, we will not allow cell phones to be turned on between 7:50 AM and 2:45 PM. We ask for your support by reinforcing this with your child. We also understand that many parents need to reach their child during the school day. If there is an emergency, please contact the office and we will be glad to work with you in making sure that information is communicated with your child or we will make sure that they are able to come to the office to speak with you.

 

We appreciate your support by not contacting your child directly on their cell phone between the hours of 7:50 am and 2:45 pm.

 

ATTENDANCE - POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

 

Wyoming Compulsory School Attendance Statute

Any child who is a resident of this state and whose seventh birthday falls on or before September 15th of any year and who has not yet attained his sixteenth birthday or completed the tenth grade shall be required to attend public or private school each year during the entire time that the public schools shall be in session. The board of trustees of each school district may exempt any child from the operation of this article when:

  1. The board believes that compulsory attendance in school would be detrimental to the mental or physical health of such child or the other children in the school; provided, the board may designate at the expense of the district a medical doctor of its choice to guide it and support it in its decision;
  2. The child has been legally excluded from the regular schools pursuant to the provisions of W.W.21-4-306.

Procedures

Students are let into the building, by cores, at 7:45. School officially begins at 7:55 a.m. and ends at 2:45 pm. Teachers will notify the parent/guardian when a student is asked to stay after school.

 

If a student is absent, please call the office - 872-4000 before 8:55 am. A written note or a telephone call is required for every absence.

 

A student coming to school after the start of class, (7:55 am), but before 8:55 am will be considered tardy.

If a child comes to school after 8:55 am, he/she is marked absent ½ day. If a student leaves before 1:45 pm, they will be marked absent for ½ day. If a student is absent for a total of 2 ½ or more hours in one school day, they will be marked absent a minimum of ½ day.

 

Students are expected to meet parents/guardians in the office when checking in or out of the building. Students may only leave school with their parent(s)/guardian(s) or other adult(s) as requested by parents.

 

 

Excused and Unexcused Absences

School District #2 Policy File: JED - Student Absences and Excuses

Under the law, students must attend school every day that classes are in session unless excused for permissible reasons.

Excused and Unexcused Absences (cont.)

 

An “excused absence” is one which the student’s absence is determined by the principal to be permissible and occurring as a result of personal illness, a death in the family, or other such reasons approved by the principal.

 

An “unexcused absence” is one which the student’s absence is determined by the principal to not be permissible even though the parent/ guardian may have tendered an “excuse.”

 

Students who are absent will not be permitted to participate in school activities for that day or evening without administrative approval.

 

Truancy

A student will be considered truant if he/she skips a class or leaves school grounds anytime without properly checking out of the office. A student who is absent without the knowledge and/or permission of parent(s)/guardian(s) will be considered truant.

 

Disciplinary action will be taken in cases of truancy. If a student misses a class for any reason, the office must be notified.

 

As defined by law, a habitual truant is any student with five or more “unexcused absences” in any one school year. It is the duty of the Board and those persons who serve as its attendance officers to investigate instances of “unexcused absences” and initiate legal proceedings against parents and guardians whose children are “habitual truants” under the legal definition.

 

Attendance Concerns

It is the role and the responsibility of school administrators to address attendance concerns.

 

Excessive Absences

School Board policy has determined that “excessive absences” amount to 10 or more excused or unexcused absences per semester. A notification letter will be sent to the parent(s)/guardian(s) of any student with excessive absences for that semester.  Excessive absences may lead to a referral to the Sweetwater County Truancy Office.

Tardies

Arriving late disrupts the learning of the entire classroom.  School administrators acknowledge that parents and students together play a role in the student’s timely arrival to school; and anticipate that a student will be occasionally late due to any of a variety of unexpected events.

 

Per Quarter

1st and 2nd tardy                        Warning

3rd and 4th tardy                        Parent contact by office staff

5th and beyond                         ½ hour after-school detention

 

Exceptions to the above may be made at the discretion of the school administrators.