Thursday, July 28, 2016

Golden Nuggets

Please take a minute to review a couple of “Golden Nuggets” for 2016/2017.

Our school hours have changed this year. In addition, we will have a rolling start. Children should arrive at school no sooner than 8:20AM when doors open and supervision begins. They will report directly to their classrooms. All children must depart from school when the bell rings at 3:30PM unless they are participating in an after school activity. Students remaining at school will have to enroll in BASE, which is our before and after school program.

If you need to pick up your child before the school day ends, please do so before 3:20PM. After 3:20PM, you will have to wait until the bell rings at 3:30PM. If at all possible, schedule appointments outside of the school day to avoid missing valuable classroom time.

The GRE office will deliver messages to student’s classrooms until 3:00PM. Please call as early in the day as possible as this allows office staff enough time to coordinate communication.

Please refrain from sending flowers, balloon arrangements etc. to your children at school. Such gifts will be held in the office until the end of the day as they are a distraction in the classroom. Thank you for your cooperation.

Children who complain of illness are sent to the school health room.  It is district policy to send children home who have a temperature of 100 degrees or more.  We will contact you, however, if your child’s temperature is less than 100 degrees, but he/she appears unable to participate in classroom activities.  Your child must be fever free w/o Tylenol or other medications for 24 hrs before returning to school. Children should be free from diarrhea and vomiting for 24 hrs from the time it ends before returning to school.  We thank you for helping us keep our school healthy!  Please also know that a doctor’s note is required to keep a child in from recess.

If you need assistance with Parent Portal or to contact the school with changes to your emergency dismissal plan, you can email the Portal Manager at: 

Be sure your info is current by logging on to Parent Portal and updating your contact preferences. Make sure that Text (SMS) is checked for any phone number/message type that you want to receive texts for. 

Opt in your phone number with School Messenger. Text ‘Y’ to 68453

In an attempt to gain more targeted information regarding your child’s academic strengths and needs, Gold Rush is continuing assessment days at the end of the 2nd week of school.  All students in grades K-5 will start a full day of school on Monday, August 8, 2016.  Each child will come to school for one hour only on either August 18 or August 19 to complete reading and math assessments.  Having students complete assessments with their teacher at a later date allows students to adjust to classroom practices and procedures.  The assessments administered will allow educators to alter their instruction to meet your child’s individual needs and learning style.

Parents will be able to sign up for a day and time using the online Conference Scheduler starting mid July. Because we value the information we are obtaining on these days it is imperative that all children complete the assessments on either August 18 or August 19. Students will end their assessment day by having you accompany them to take their school picture.

You will be alerted of a delayed weather dismissal via phone, email and text. If you are picking your child(ren) up, please come into the building at 3:30PM and sign out from his or her classroom.

Students who are attending BASE or after school activities that are the located in the building will go to their intended location.

Bus riders will be called to the gym and will be loaded onto buses when it is safe to do so. Transportation will ensure safe arrival. They will drop off to waiting parents at stops, hold students until safe or drop in close proximity to homes.

Walkers and bikers will be dismissed when the weather is clear.  If the weather does not clear by 3:45 PM, please come and sign your child(ren) out in the gym. All students must be picked up by parents and/or adults listed on your emergency contact information.

In addition to paying for school lunches at school (checks only), you can also pay online at You can keep track of your child’s lunch account balance on parent portal.

RevTrak is our online payment engine used to pay for all fees except Nutrition Services and B.A.S.E .  RevTrak is the only method of payment used to pay for field trips.
For more information about RevTrak, logon to the RevTrak payment site:


Weather Hot Line
Main Office
BASE Child Care