Code of Student Conduct Handbook

codbookParents and students, on July 1, 2015 the 2015-2016 Code of Student Conduct Handbook will be posted on Broward Schools’ website at http://www.browardschools.com. Parents and students may also access the Code of Student Conduct Handbook through the BEEP Portal or use their smartphones to scan the Quick Response Code (QRC) on any of the Code Book posters displayed throughout the school’s campus.

2015-2016 School Year Info.

VPK, HeadStart, Kindergarten – 5TH Grade Classroom Walk-thru:

  • Friday, August 21st, 2015. From 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm

Kindergarten Assessment: To be announced

First Day of School 2015 – 2016:  Monday, August 24, 2015.

  • No supervision will be provided before 7:30 am for Head Start & VPK students.
  • HEADSTART & VPK REGULAR SCHOOL HOURS:  8:10 am – 2:10 pm
  • KINDERGARTEN – 5TH GRADE SCHOOL HOURS:  8:10 am – 3:10 pm
  • EARLY DISMISSAL cut-off time for Pre-K and VPK:  1:45 pm
  • EARLY DISMISSAL cut-off time for Kindergarten through 5th grade:  2:45 pm

Student Absenses:

Absent students must be called in to the office before 12 noon, within 48 hours of the absence, or the parent can send in a written note to excuse the student’s absence. Please be aware of the following tardy accumulations:

  • Students are considered “Tardy” after 8:10 am.
  • Tardy minutes totaling 360 minutes = one full unexcused day.
  • 5 unexcused days = a letter from the State that shows the student’s attendance is being monitored.
  • 10 unexcused days = a conference with District and School representatives to investigate truancy.

Breakfast/Lunch Served

  • BREAKFAST – Kindergarten – 5th Grade:    7:15 am – 7:55 am  **NO EXCEPTIONS**
  • BREAKFAST – HeadStart – VPK:    7:55 am – 8:10 am
  • Breakfast cost: $1.20 daily
  • Lunch cost: $2.00 daily
  • Ice Cream – Wednesday & Friday $0.65

Free & Reduced Meal Applications

  • Food & Nutrition Services Department: (754) 321-0250
  • Incoming Kindergarten, VPK, and New students to Broward County schools are considered “Full Price”.
  • A new free & reduced lunch application must be submitted every school year. Applications do not carry over.
  • Applications for Free or Reduced meals are processed within 10 days.
  • Apply for free & reduced meals
    • WHEN: You can apply AFTER JULY 21st.
    • WHERE: Apply online at:  http://www.applyforlunch.com.
    • Please apply soon after July 21st. It is recommended that applications for free/reduced lunch are submitted before August 24th (the first day of school) and with enough time for processing (at least 10 days). Students that are not approved by the start of the school year must pay “Full Price” for meals.

Bus Passes

  • Students must live more than 2 miles from the school to qualify for bus passes. Transportation requests take a minimum of 48 hours (2 days) for approval.
  • Bus passes are usually sent to the student’s home address 1 – 2 weeks before school starts.
  • If the student has not received a bus pass, the parent or guardian MUST drop off and pick up the student until a bus pass has been given.
  • Parents may contact the Transportation Department at: (754) 321-4050
  • Bus passes must first be used in the morning, and then in the afternoon so that the driver is notified of the new student.
  • All changes for bus passes must be verified through proof of the student’s correct address submitted to the school ‘s office.

YMCA After School Care Program – Office: (954) 623-5555, Fax: (954) 623-5556

  • Main Office: 900 SE 3rd Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL  33316
  • Service during school year is on-site at Markham (from 2:10 pm to 6:00 pm).
  • Parents may apply in person to the YMCA on-site Supervisor after school dismissal during the school year.
  • YMCA requires a 1040 document with the student’s name on it, and a $27.00 fee in the form of a check or money order only.

School Volunteers / Chaperones

School Uniforms

  • Carlyn School Uniforms: 1415 Banks Road, Margate, FL 33063  Phone: (954) 973-3130
  • Uniform tops: White, Hunter Green, or Orange Polo Shirts.
  • Uniform bottoms: Hunter Green or Khaki pants, shorts, skorts, skirts, or jumpers.
  • No flip flops or sandals allowed. Closed shoes only.

First Day Student Packets

  • All students will receive a first day packet of information, which must be completed by the parent/guardian. Please make sure you review, understand, and complete ALL forms and return to your child’s teacher immediately.
  • Please make sure to complete the sections for “Media Release” in your child’s First Day packet.
  • It is extremely important for parents/guardians to provide updated contact information immediately upon changes. Important school messages are delivered via Parentlink (SBBC’s automated phone system).
  • Changes in student information, or for dismissal purposes, must be done by the Parent/Guardian via a written note or by reporting in person to the front office (A PHOTO ID MUST BE PRESENTED).
  • ABSOLUTELY NO VERBAL CHANGES FOR DISMISSAL, NOR STUDENT INFORMATION IS TAKEN OR GIVEN OVER THE PHONE.

Student Registration Checklist

The following is a list of required documents and criterias to register a student for the 2015-2016 school year. Please note that students cannot be scheduled in a class until ALL items listed below are complete.

  • Student must be 5 years old on, or before, SEPTEMBER 1, 2015 to enter Kindergarten.
  • Original Birth Certificate of Child.
  • Parent or Legal Guardian verification – ID required.
  • Proof of Guardianship – ID and Legal Custody Authorization required.
  • Two Parent Proofs of Address (current bill, lease, bank statement, payroll stub, voters registration etc.)
  • Provisional Domicile: Landlord must submit – ID, lease document, and current bill.
  • Immunization Shots Record – Original DH680 complete with shots.
    • ALL students MUST have 2 Varicella shots.
    • Kindergarten students must have 5 polio shots If the 4th shot is given before the child’s 4th birthday.
    • Expiration date listed must be after 8/24/15 to enter on the first day of school.
  • Health Examination Record – Original DH3040 signed off by doctor.
    • Must be within one year of 8/24/15.
  • Copy of student’s last progress or report card for grade placement other than Kindergarten.
  • Registration Forms to be completed with signatures and dates.

Proof of address

Must have one item from column “A”, and one item from column “B”.

Column A

  • Current telephone or electric bill in the name of the person registering the child.
  • Rent receipt with name of lessor and contact information I mortgage statement.
  • Lease agreement with name of lessor and contact information.
  • Mortgage commitment.
  • Home Purchase contract including specified closing date, with copy of deed to be provided within 60 days of closing date.

Column B

  • Automobile insurance.
  • *Current Florida Driver’s License/Florida Identification Card.
  • Cellular telephone bill.
  • Credit card statement.
  • Bank account statement.
  • United States Postal Service confirmation of address change request or evidence of correspondence delivered through U .S.postal service.
  • Declaration of Domicile form from the County Records Department.

Supply Lists for 2015-2016

HEADSTART/VPK

  • Backpack (No Wheels)
  • A Bath Towel/Crib Blanket for Napping
  • Two (2) – Change of Clothing

 KINDERGARTEN

  • Box of #2 & Colored Pencils
  • Two (2) – Boxes of Jumbo Crayons (8 or 16 ct)
  • Crayon/Pencil Box
  • Two (2) – Large Glue Sticks
  • Round Tip Scissors (Blunt)
  • Backpack
  • Box of Facial Tissues
  • Three (3) – Plastic Pocket folders with prongs
  • Box of Washable Markers
  • Box of Odorless Dry Erase Markers
  • Composition Book (wide ruled)

Items needed, but not required:

  • Hand sanitizer Stickers
  • Paper cups, plates, & napkins
  • Large & Small Ziploc Bags
  • Paper Towels
  • Animal Crackers/Cookies/Pretzel

1ST GRADE

  • Box of Blue & Black Pens
  • Box of #2 Pencils
  • Box of Crayons (16 or 24 ct)
  • Crayon/Pencil Box
  • Two (2) – Large Glue Sticks
  • Backpack
  • Box of facial tissues
  • Four (4) – Plastic Pocket folders with prongs (red, blue, yellow, & green)
  • Box of Odorless Dry Erase Markers
  • Three (3) – Composition Book (wide ruled)
  • Ziploc Bags (snack, quart & gallon)

2ND GRADE

  • Box of #2 Pencils
  • Crayons (16 or 24 ct)
  • Four (4) – Glue Sticks
  • Round Tip Scissors (Blunt)
  • Backpack
  • Crayon/Pencil Box
  • Box of Facial Tissues
  • Covered Pencil Sharpener
  • Four (4) – Two pocket folders w/ prongs
  • Wide Ruled Notebook Paper
  • Two (2) – Composition Books

3RD GRADE

  • Box of #2 Pencils
  • Crayons (16 or 24 ct)
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • Highlighters
  • 5″ Pointed Scissors
  • Three (3) – Glue Sticks
  • Backpack
  • Crayon/Pencil Box
  • Box of Facial Tissues
  • Covered Pencil Sharpener
  • Six (6) – Two pocket folders w/ prongs
  • 2 pk – Wide Ruled Notebook Paper
  • Five (5) – Composition Books (no spiral)

4TH GRADE

  • Box of #2 Pencils
  • Covered Pencil Sharpener
  • Crayons ( 16 or 24 ct)
  • Crayon/Pencil Box
  • Set of Markers
  • Highlighters
  • Five (5) – Glue Sticks
  • Round Tip Scissors (Blunt)
  • Backpack
  • Box of Facial Tissues
  • Four (4) – Two pocket folders w/ prongs .
  • Wide Ruled Notebook Paper
  • Three (3) – Composition Books
  • Pocket Dictionary & Thesaurus

5TH GRADE

  • Backpack
  • Five (5) – Glue Stick
  • Box of #2 Pencils
  • 5″ Pointed Scissors
  • Crayons (16 or 24 ct)
  • Highlighter
  • Crayon/Pencil Box
  • Set of Markers
  • Box of Facial Tissue
  • Covered Pencil Sharpener
  • Five (5) – Two pocket folders w/ prongs
  • Packs of Wide Ruled Notebook Pape
  • Three (3) – Composition Books
  • Pocket Dictionary & Thesaurus
  • Dry Erase Markers & Eraser/Clean Sock
  • Red/Blue Pen (for Grading)
  • One (1) – Bottle of Hand Sanitizer

Field Day 2015

Field day is a day in which students take part in competitive sporting activities. Games that are played include straightforward sprints and longer races for all age groups as well as egg and spoon races, jumping ropes, free throws, football toss, Horseshoes and other games.

Pictures from the After School Dance

Thank you to all attendees and organizers. Students had lots of fun!

Gabie “The Awareness Bee” visits Markham

Kindergarten students were excited to have Gabie, The Great American Bus Interactive Education Company‘s “Awareness Honey Bee” and her interactive bus, visit Markham for a great day of fun and educational activities. The Gabie Bus team is Liz, Tasha, Eden and Ron.

Gabie’s Bus houses displays of our state’s primary Agriculture.  Students enter the school bus and walk through an exciting and colorful interactive world of our state’s agriculture.  Students can see shadow boxes of different commodities that they can touch and read its educational importance. Tasha guided our students through the bus activities.

Eden and Liz teach our students about “Wheat” – what it is, and the many products that are derived from it such as Wheat flour.

Ron tells our students about agriculture, farming, water, soil, planting seeds and growing crops. Great Fun!

Gabie “The awareness Bee” makes her appearance to our students delight. Ron and Gabie tell our students about the importance of honey bees for the pollination of our state’s crops, the production of Honey, and the honey bee’s importance to our state’s agricultural system. A big thanks to the Gabie Bus team!