Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Ririe Elementary

2 – 4th Grade

Student/Parent Handbook







260 1st West, P.O. Box 548  Ririe, ID 83443

Office Phone: 538-5175 or 538-7778  Fax:  538-7748


High School/PreK-1 Office Phone: 538-7311

District Office Phone:  538-7482

Transportation Phone:  538-7459

School web site:







Principal –  Ron Perrenoud

Secretaries –  Jane Christensen, KayLyn Lovell  


Counselor –  Angela Winchester


Nurse – Trixie Courchaine, Judy Foster    

2nd Grade –  Jenna Campbell, Jacque Carris, Angela Stas


3rd Grade –  Kristen Esplin, Jodi Brown


4th Grade – Heather Lords, Jessica Thompson


Resource – Teresa Brown


Title I –Angela Anderson


Music - Eunice Kilpatrick (Grades 3 and 4)


P. E. – Howard Kimmel (Grades 3 and 4)


Paraprofessionals: Contracted Personnel:


Anna Brown - OT/PT

Media 2 – 4 TBA    Diane Baird - Occupational

Pam Coombs – Computer Lab Therapist    

Deb Sperry – Pre-School   Joanne Hammond – Speech

Gloria Summers – Resource Nikki Taylor – Behavioral Therapist

Ruth Hurst - Resource

Sheryl Thompson – Speech

Lunchroom Staff   Custodian – Georgia Diaz

Kayleen Mann

Rhonda Avery

Linda Chase













School Begins   8:15 a.m.

Dismiss 3:25 p.m.



Nutrition Break


Grades 2 and 3 have nutrition break followed by recess from 9:40 - 10:10 a.m. 

Grades 4 and 5 have nutrition break followed by recess from 9:50 – 10:15 a.m.





2nd -  5th   12:05 – 12:40


2nd and 3rd Grade eat lunch first followed by recess, 4th and 5th go in reverse order.



Afternoon Recess

2nd and 3rd Grade:  2:30 – 2:55 p.m.    





ATTENTION:  Please do not have children arrive at school prior to 8:00 a.m.  There is no adult supervision on the playground prior to that time.  Also, pick-up children no later than 3:45 for the same reason.











School District #252 offers services for children that need assistance in the following areas.  For additional information contact the principal or your child’s teacher.



The Resource program is a special program designed to assist students with learning disabilities and/or other special needs.  Their teacher, the principal, or their parents refer students to this program.  Referral and Child Study Team meetings are held to assist in the placement of students.  The time a student is in the Resource Room depends upon the IEP (Individual Education Program).  Student services are provided in the resource room as well as in the regular classroom.


Title I

The Title I program is a remedial reading/math program for students who are slightly below grade level.  The teacher and/or parent recommend students for this program.  Students may be involved in this program upon parent approval.  The program is schoolwide.  Students are helped in the classroom unless additional help is needed in the Title I room.



Students receive help in speech from a paraprofessional speech assistant under the direction of a speech pathologist.  Referral for speech is made in the same manner as the resource room.


Occupational/Physical Therapy

Licensed occupational and physical therapists are contracted by District 252 to assist students needing help in these areas.  A paraprofessional under their direction also works with students.  Referral to these services is made in the same manner as the resource room.


Elementary Counselor

Counselors are available in each building to give individual student assistance along with in class instruction.  Parents, legal guardians or school personnel may refer students to the counselors.


Preschool Program

Our preschool program is offered to children aged three to five who have been diagnosed with developmental delays.  The preschool program is designed to assist children in strengthening skills that will prepare them for kindergarten.  This program is available to in-district students only.


Vision and Hearing Screening

All students entering kindergarten are given hearing screening during Kindergarten Round-Up.  In addition, second and fourth graders are provided with vision screening during the school year.  Students in other grades may be referred by their teacher or parents for vision and/or hearing screening.

Computer Lab

The computer lab is equipped with multi-media computers.  Students come to the computer lab with their class where they receive instruction in keyboarding, math, reading, language arts, science, social studies, Internet and other programs.  Students attend computer class at regularly scheduled times each week.  The computer lab is also used for all ISAT testing.  A full time computer room paraprofessional is on staff and present in the lab to train and assist students in the use of the computers.  To use the computers, each student must have a copy of the Parent Permission Form signed and on file.

Media Center

Students at our elementary school have access to an excellent media center.  A media specialist provides instruction for the students in effectively using the media center as a resource area.  Testing for the Star Reading Program and Accelerated Reading Program are provided in the Media Center.  Each class meets in the media center at a regularly scheduled times each week.  In addition, students may check out books at other times with the approval of their classroom teacher and the media specialist.



All students in 3rd and 4th Grade purchase a recorder at minimal cost and are instructed on a weekly basis.  Lessons are given by the band/music instructor and the students perform in 2 concerts per year.  Music in other grades is provided at the discretion of the classroom teacher.


Physical Education

All students in grades 1-4 will receive P.E. instruction each week.

Lunch Program

Lunch and a morning nutrition break are provided at the elementary school.  Costs for lunch are announced at the beginning of each school year.  The morning nutrition snack is provided free of charge to all students PreK-4th grade.  Payments for lunches can be made either at the office or with lunch personnel.  Lunch personnel are responsible for all bookkeeping so questions regarding bills and lunch status for individual students will be directed to them.  Applications for free and reduced lunches are available at registration and from the office at other times.  Completed applications are evaluated by the Food Service Manager.  She will contact parents regarding their eligibility for free or reduced rates. Student may also choose to bring a lunch from home.  It must be a cold lunch or hot lunch in an insulated container and students should provide their own eating utensils if necessary. Students do not have access to a microwave in the lunchroom. If you choose to send a lunch from home with your child, do not send soda pop or beverages in glass containers. Students may purchase milk in the lunchroom or they may bring milk, juice, or sports drinks from home in a plastic bottle, juice box or foil pouch. Parents are always welcome in the lunchroom.  If you would like to eat with your child the best time and place to meet them is outside the lunchroom just beforelunch. The price for adult lunches is slightly higher than the cost of student meals.


Parent Teacher Student Organization (P.T.S.O.)

The parent organization for our school is very active and is always looking for volunteers to assist them in many worthwhile projects.  Money raised from fund raising activities helps provide many needed supplemental materials for the school.  The P.T.S.O. holds monthly meetings and encourages parents to attend.


Foster Grandparent Program

Ririe Elementary participates in the foster grandparent program.  Foster grandparents assist teachers and students, primarily by reading with students in an effort to improve their reading skills.





















  School Policies    



 Students are required to register each year to be officially enrolled.  Parents or guardians of returning students need to review and update the information we have on file.  Students entering Ririe Elementary for the first time must fill out registration papers and provide a copy of the student’s immunization record or an immunization exemption form in accordance with IDAPA 16.02.15, section 102.03.  Parents or guardians must also supply a copy of the student’s official birth certificate in accordance with Idaho Statutes Code 18-4511.  If parents choose not to keep a copy of the official birth certificate on file with the school they must show the original copy to authorized school personnel. Students must be registered under the official name that is printed on their birth certificate.  This name must also be used for reporting all standardized tests. Out of district students must fill out open enrollment papers on a yearly basis.



Students are required to be in school between 8:15 a.m. and 3:25 p.m.

Tardies/Early Pick-ups

Children are expected to be on time to school.  Late arrival disrupts class and causes loss of instructional time.  Any student who arrives at school after 8:20 is considered tardy.  Students who arrive after the beginning of 3rd hour (10:18) counted as absent for the morning.  Please make every effort to have students at school on time.  If a student is tardy, they must check in at the office prior to going to class.  Students will be issued a check-in permission slip by the office.  Please do not accompany your student to their classroom after the tardy bell has rung.  If your child needs assistance getting to their classroom, a staff member will assist them and deliver any messages to their teacher.  Early pick-ups may be counted as a ½ day absence if they occur before the beginning of 6th hour (1:38 p.m)  If an early withdrawal is planned, please send a note with your child so their teacher can prepare any homework they may need.  Come to the office when you are ready to check your student out and the secretary will page their classroom.  Please note:  excessivetardies and/or early withdrawals may constitute an unexcused absence(s).


When a student is unable to attend school, parents should call the school between 8:00 and 8:30 a.m.  Parents should give the student’s name, teacher’s name, and reason for the absence.  If a parent forgets to call, we will call the home to confirm the reason for the student’s absence.  If a student is under a doctor’s care and you anticipate that he/she will be out of school for an extended time, parents are asked to contact the office.  Parents will receive a note from the office when their child has 9 unexcused absences.  Notices will also be sent at or near 12 and 15 unexcused absences.  When a student has 18 unexcused absences parents/guardians will receive a letter stating that the student will be retained pending an appeal to the District  252 Board of Education.


An application for withdrawal should be completed by the parent of any student(s) who is withdrawing from school prior to the end of the academic year.  Teachers and staff will summarize the student’s progress and prepare the student’s file for forwarding to their next school.  Once the student has enrolled in a new school that school will contact Ririe Elementary and request that the student’s records be forwarded.

Make-Up Homework

Make-up work may be requested when a student is ill or must be absent from school for other reasons for more than one day.  A make-up request may be written and delivered to the teacher or parents may call the office.  If you are calling in a request it’s a good idea to call early in the day (prior to 9:00 a.m.)  Teacher’s have to gather the homework during their prep time or recess so early requests may be ready by noon.  Requests that come in later in the day will not be ready until school is dismissed at 3:25 p.m.  Make-up work will be delivered to the office and can be picked up there.

Doctor and Dentist Appointments

Parents are expected to make every effort to schedule doctor and dentist appointments outside of school hours.  However, if this is not possible, students will be excused for these special appointments.  In the event that a child has an appointment or needs to leave the school during class time, parents should come to the office and sign their student out. When a student needs to see a health care professional, please obtain a signed excuse from the health care professional’s office.  Signed excuses from a provider’s office must be given to office personnel when the student returns to school. Excuses are kept on file and these absences are counted as excused absences if they are received within one week of the visit.  Excused absensces will appear on the student’s report card but will not be counted in the 9/18 rule.

Emergency Information and Consent Forms

In case of emergency, each student is required to have on file at the school office the following information on the appropriate forms. Please contact the office if you need to update any information, especially phone numbers.


1. Parent(s) or guardian(s) name(s)

2. Complete and up to date address.

3. Home phone number, work phone number, cell phone number and an emergency phone number.

4. Emergency consent form signed in case parents cannot be contacted and there is an emergency.

5. Listing of special medical alert information.

Custody Issues

In the case of restricted parent rights, the custodial parent must provide the school with a copy of legal papers outlining the rights of each parent.  All legal papers will be kept in the student’s permanent file. If the school does not have the appropriate paperwork on file, school officials cannot deny a legal parent access to their child.  If a child is under the guardianship of someone other than a biological parent, the guardian(s) must also provide the school with a copy of legal documents stating they have been appointed legal guardianship and any restrictions on parents.  Parents and legal guardians are the only individuals who may enroll or withdraw students.  These individuals along with authorized school staff are also the only people who have access to a student’s permanent file.

Health Policies

Please send your children to school in good health.  Students often feel fine in the morning but may become ill as the day wears on.  A student will be sent home if they are experiencing any of the following symptoms:


1.  A fever of 100oF or greater 

2.  Nausea, Vomiting, and/or Diarrhea

3.  Swollen tonsils

4.  Red throat, especially when accompanied by a fever

5.  Excessive coughing

6. Injury that requires a doctor’s care (examples: broken bones, deep


7. Suspicious rashes

8. Head Lice (Adults and/or nits present).  If a case of head lice is found, all students in that student’s grade will have their hair and scalp examined by the school nurse.


Student Injuries

Even with the greatest precautions and the closest supervision, accidents can and do happen at school.  They are a fact of life and a part of the growing-up process our children go through.  Parents need to be aware of this and be prepared for possible medical expenses that may arise should their child be injured at school.  The school district does not provide medical insurance to automatically pay for medical expenses when students are injured at school.  This is the responsibility of the parents or legal guardians.  The district carries only legal liability insurance.  The district does make student medical insurance available to families for their individual purchase.  Brochures outlining the coverage and premiums are available at fall registration and at the school office after registration.  Parents, please be prepared to pay for your child’s possible medical expenses.


If you receive a call from the office telling you your child is ill or injured, please pick them up as soon as possible.  They are usually much more comfortable at home and we have limited space in our nurse’s office.  It is also important that you have emergency contacts on file in the office in the event that we are unable to reach you by telephone.

Medication administered at school

The school has a licensed nurse to assist in administering medications at school.  If a student is to receive medication at school the following conditions must be met:


  1. A permission to administer medication form must be filled out and have a doctor’s authorization to administer the medication.


  1. Prescription medications must be in their original containers, and have the following information on them:  Child’s name, name of medication, dosage instructions, and doctor’s name and prescription date.


  1. Non-prescription medications may be administered by the nurse if the OTC (over the counter) form has been signed and is on file.  Students may not bring their own medications to school and self-administer them.


  1. Students who have been prescribed an inhaler must fill out a Physician and

Parental/Guardian Consent Form for Student Self-Administration of Asthma Medication and have the form signed by both the prescribing physician and parent/guardian if they wish to carry the inhaler with them during school hours.  In addition, prescription information must be printed on the inhaler they bring to school.  It is a student’s right to carry their inhaler, however, the School District continues to recommend that the inhalers be locked up in the Nurse’s office.  This is for the safety of your child and their fellow students.  The nurse as well as the school administrator and the secretary have access to the lock box. Please Note: If your child will carry their inhaler, it is recommended that they keep the inhaler on their person at all times.  A fanny pack is recommended for this purpose.  It is not recommended that they keep an inhaler in their desk.  Again, these recommendations are made for the safety of your child and their classmates.

Food Allergies

The Idaho Board of Education requires all school cafeterias to keep a record of students with food allergies on hand.  Each lunchroom must keep a file on these students, which includes a physician’s note stating the student’s allergy (milk, peanuts, etc.) and their current classroom assignment.  Our Food Service Director has also requested that we keep a picture of the student on file in the lunchroom so substitute personnel will be aware of which students have allergies.



Telephone messages to students should be received prior to 2:00 p.m.  No phone calls will be taken after 2:45 since we may not be able to get the message to the child before school is dismissed. The secretary will take your messages and deliver them to your child.  Please do not ask to speak to your child unless it is an extreme emergency.  Pulling children from their classroom disrupts the learning process.  Students are allowed to use the office phone in an emergency or under the direction of their teacher.  They may not make arrangements to visit other students or change bus-riding plans.  Students are also discouraged from bringing cell phones to school. Cell phones brought to school for whatever reason must be turned off and out of sight for the entire day. Cell phones used during school hours will be taken away from students and returned at the end of the day.

Posting/Distribution of Non-school Material

Any material that is not delivered by the district office, United States Postal Service or delivery services must be approved by the principal before it can be distributed in the school building.  Announcements that pertain to student activities may be posted on the school bulletin board upon the approval of the principal.  The bulletin board is not to be used for advertising services or goods for sale.  If an organization or individual would like to send home approved material, they are responsible for copying and counting out the material for distribution.  The secretary will deliver prepared material to each classroom pending approval by the principal.

Visitors and Volunteers

The school welcomes visitors and volunteers.  Please make sure that you check in at the office prior to going to individual classrooms, lunchroom, and playground area.  Federal Law requires us to have all visitors check in at the office.  If you are interested in volunteering your time and talents, contact the administration or the P.T.S.O. If you would like to visit you child’s classroom, please make arrangements with the teacher prior to your visit.  Unscheduled visits may interrupt scheduled testing or other classroom activities.

Bus Conduct and Walking Students

Safety is of prime importance as students are transported to and from school.  Safety depends on the conduct of students.  We ask parents to discuss good conduct with their children.  Students who violate bus regulations may lose bus privileges.  When it is necessary for a student to deviate from their normal transportation routine (this includes walking students), the following is required:


1. Students are not allowed to ride a bus different than the one assigned to them unless their parent has contacted the Transportation Department and gotten their approval.

2. Students must also have a note signed by their parent when the student:

a. Stays after school for a special event

b. Rides or walks to an address other than his/her own

c. Is picked up by a parent when the student usually walks or rides the bus.


Restrictions on student pick-up.  No one other than the parent(s) or guardian(s) is allowed to pick up a student unless notified by the legal (custodial) parent or guardian.  If special restrictions have been placed on biological parents by the court, legal papers (divorce degrees, in their entirety or restraining orders) must be on file in the office in order for the staff to deny access to a biological child.

Cancellation of School and Inclement Weather

Cancellation of school takes place only during circumstances such as extreme weather or equipment failure.  On such days, every practical means is used to notify parents of a cancellation, including radio, and TV.  Please listen to local stations on those days.  Decisions for cancellations will be made as early in the day as possible.   If school is cancelled after classes start, you will receive notification from District 252 that school will be closing.



Pets are not allowed on the school grounds during regular class hours, including for use during show and tell.  Live animals will not be allowed in the building or on the playground due to safety and health issues. Exception will be made in the case of service animals. 


Playground Rules

A teacher and/or paraprofessional and parent volunteers are present on the playground during each recess. Students need to be courteous and take turns when using playground equipment. Specific rules apply to each piece of equipment.  They are listed below.



No double occupancy.

No swinging high then jumping out.

No twisting of two swings together.

Swing back and forth only no other directions.

Always sit on your bottoms, no standing or sitting on knees.


Toy Complexes

Go down the slides on your bottoms only.

No running up or down the slide

Hang on to rings (no kicking with your feet)

Take turns on the climbing wall



Grass Areas

All group participating in various activities play together.  Most sports are permitted but no tackle football.

Accidents happen, but avoid direct hits to the head with balls when possible


Tennis Courts

Only students with tennis rackets on the court.

Play only with tennis balls.


Playground Equipment

Balls, jump ropes and other playground equipment are provided by the school.

Return all equipment to the proper classroom after recess.


Time Out

Time out is served on the wall with a time limit.



Going to the restroom and getting a drink should be done as students go out to recess.  Building bathrooms may be used during recess time if available.


Walking to Playground Area

Students walking to the playground area at the old elementary building must walk on the sidewalks with the teacher on recess duty and parent volunteers.  Do not run ahead of the adults or cross any streets or alley entrances without supervision by an adult.


Personal Property

Student should not bring personal items to school, unless the teacher has previously approved it. Do not bring toys unless they are used for show and tell, they should not be used on the playground.  Trading cards are not allowed in school and will be confiscated.  Electronic devices such as IPods, MP3 players and electronic games may not be used during school hours. The school is not responsible for lost or damaged property.



All students in grades 3 and 4 will be assigned a locker by their teacher.  Having a locker is a privilege.  You must use the locker you were assigned.  Students are not allowed to share lockers. Students are not allowed to be in another student’s locker without permission.  If you choose to put a lock on your locker, you must  provide the office with a copy of the key or the combination.  Students will be required to pay for any damage done to their locker during the school year.


Lost and Found

We have a lost and found table in the front hall across from the restrooms.  Each year many articles are lost and not claimed.  If your child has misplaced or lost an item, have them check the lost and found table.  The lost and found table is also set up at Parent-Teacher Conferences so please check it at those times if you are missing items.  Those items not claimed will be donated to a worthy charity.










Our program includes:

  1. Emphasis on recognition of appropriate behavior.
  2. Detailed classroom management plans for all children.
  3. Clearly defined expectations.
  4. Fair and consistent use of consequences.
  5. Communication with students and parents regarding;
    1. Behavior successes
    2. Behavior problems and consequences
  6. Record keeping of all behavior infractions for review.
  7. Discipline is a responsibility that needs to be shared between school and home.  It is to our collective advantage to develop self-disciplined people.  It is a life-long skill that we owe the children.  Today’s children are tomorrow’s adults.
  8. The goal of discipline is the development of positive self-esteem.



Definition of Discipline


Discipline is training that enables children to make appropriate choices in a climate of warmth and support, which includes limitations with both positive and negative consequences.



Elementary School Rules

1. Keep hands, feet, and objects to self.

2. All students are to remain in assigned areas.

3. Complete all work assigned.

4. Use only kind words towards others

5. Use “common sense”.  If you think there is a chance you might get hurt or hurt someone lese, “don’t do it”.



Responsibilities In the Building


1. Safety, kindness, honesty to ALL at ALL times.

2. I always walk in the building.

3. When I talk in the building, I will use a soft voice.

4. I will treat other people with respect.

5. I will be honest with other people’s things.

6. I help keep my class/assigned area cleaned up.

7. Food and gum are not allowed at school except in designated eating areas.







On the Playground

1.   Remember safety.  Kindness, honesty to ALL at ALL times.

2.   I will stay inside the playground boundaries.

3.   The “Four Big No’s”

a.   No throwing (rocks, sand, snow, sticks)

  b.   No fighting

  c.   No swearing

  d.   No spitting


1. “Big Toy Talk” – We slide down the slide, We do not skip the bars.

2. Games

a. I do not walk through someone else’s game.

b. I will not kick any ball against the school building walls.

c.   I will not bounce any ball against a wall that has windows.  (I pay for broken windows.)

d. We can use nerf  balls, rubber balls, basketballs, softballs, and cloth balls.  No hard balls.

e.   The tennis courts may be used for playing tennis only

f.   Tackle football is prohibited

g.   We do not play in the parking lot.

3. I help to keep the schoolyard cleaned up.

4. We do not bring toys to school (except balls, tennis rackets, etc).



In the Lunchroom


1. I use a soft voice when visiting

2. I eat all of my food in the cafeteria.

3. I pickup all of my scraps and put them in the trash can.

4. I do not throw food or any other objects.

5. I will ask permission to leave the lunchroom for any reason if the bell has not rung.



Bathroom Code


1. Flush after use.

2. Leave the sink clean

3. Throw paper towels in the trashcan

4. Show the custodian we care



“Doorknob to Doorknob”


I won’t go to anyone’s house or to the store before, during or after school.  I will always check in at home first.




All School Plan


In accordance with the district discipline handbook, we at Ririe Elementary recognize two serious discipline problems:  minor offenses and major offenses.




Minor Offenses Include:

1. Safety Violation

a.   Throwing Objects

b. Pushing/Shoving

c. Spitting

2. Willful Disobedience

3. Profanity/Verbal Abuse


Major Offenses Include:

1. Physical Assault

2. Possession of weapons or drugs

3. Vandalism to school property/stealing (restitution required)

4. Willful Disobedience



Consequences can be decided by the student and teacher, or student and principal.  The following list consists of possible consequences that could be instituted.  The consequence should be something that helps the students learn from the mistakes they have made.


1. Warning

2. Lost recesses

3. Time out

4. Notify the parent

5. Assigned consequence

6. Involvement of principal

7. In-school suspension

8. Detention

9. Cleaning up if mess was made

10.   Loss of privilege or “fun” activity

11.   Conference with parent

12.   Helping teacher with specific chores at recess

13.   Behavior plan, contracting with student, making a commitment to a consequence if the behavior occurs again

14.   Out of school suspension


Date of Adoption:  July 1, 1995






The board of Trustees of Ririe Joint School District #252 recognizes the individual right of students to choose their style of dress.  The board takes pride in the fact that the majority of this district’s students have elected to wear clothing and observe grooming habits which represent the pride students have in their school.

Since it is the duty of the Board to provide an educational atmosphere conducive to learning and to protect the health, safety, and morals of students the following guidelines apply.


1. Clothing or grooming habits that are disruptive of the educational process, have a detrimental effect of the safety and morals of students, or that depict illegal or immoral acts is prohibited.


2. Clothing which depicts by word or picture, items or acts that are obscene, lewd, indecent or offensive are also prohibited, as is clothing with any depiction or words describing or advertising any alcohol, or tobacco products or any legal or illegal drug or substance.


3. The body shall be covered; no bare midriffs.


4. Tank tops, unlined sheer material, and fishnet tops are prohibited.


5. Hats and bandanas cannot be worn in the school building.


6. Shorts or skirts shall be no shorter than 3 inches above the top of the kneetcap.


7. Roller shoes (wheelies) are not permitted in the school building or on the grounds.


If the superintendent or his/her designee determines that a student’s attire or grooming habits is violating this code, that student will be required to return to his or her home and change into suitable clothing before coming back to school.  Parents or guardians will be notified each time a student is asked to leave school because of inappropriate attire.  If a grooming habit is determined to violate this policy, the student and his or her parents or guardians will be required to meet with the superintendent or his/her designee to discuss and resolve the matter.  All time missed from classes for failure to adhere to this policy will be deemed unexcused absences.  Repeated failure to follow this policy may result in further discipline.



Appropriate Clothing

In addition to the dress code, there are some common sense tips for parents and students.  Students participate in P.E. on a regular basis and should wear appropriate shoes on those days.  Tennis shoes are most appropriate.  Students will not be allowed to participate in P.E. activities if they are wearing inappropriate shoes such as flip flops. They may bring a change of shoes to school if they desire to do so.  When the weather becomes colder, please send your children with appropriate clothing, jackets, coats, gloves and hats.  It may be necessary to keep children inside for recess if they are not “dressed for theweather”.  Appropriate clothing guidelines also extend to field trips.







  Ririe Elementary, in cooperation with the District 7 Health Department and the Department of Health and Welfare, offers all students grades 1-4 a Fluoride Mouthrinsing Program to prevent dental decay.  This simple method of applying fluoride has been demonstrated to be safe and effective in controlling tooth decay.  Participants rinse their mouths with a 0.2% neutral solution for one minute once each week under the supervision of their classroom teacher.


This project is very important to the oral health of your child.  Participation is entirely voluntary and without cost to you.  We encourage you to allow your child to participate in this valuable health project.  This preventative program, however, should not take the place of regular dental care by your dentist or proper home care.  In addition, children who are taking supplementary fluoride tablets or receiving topical fluoride applications in the dental office may safely rinse at school.


If you would like your child to participate in the program please mark “yes” on the Parent Permission Form.  If you have questions regarding this project, please call Trixie, our school nurse or Alise the dental hygienist at the District 7 Health Department, 522-0310, Extension 118.






The school will notify each parent/guardian of students eligible to participate in a field trip in writing before each trip.  If you do not want your child to attend a specific field experience, you need to respond to the school in writing, requesting exemption from the field trip.  Students who do not attend field trips are not excused from school.  They will remain in school and work on assignments supplied by their classroom teacher.


Careful planning goes into each field trip and reasonable safety precautions are taken.  Emergency forms filled out by each parent are taken along on each trip.  Teachers also take a cell phone on field trips so they can remain in contact with the school.  Parent volunteers generally attend as chaperones to further insure the safety of all students.  By giving your permission to attend field trips you also assume the responsibility of instructing your son or daughter to follow the directions of the school official in charge, including teachers and chaperones.  Failure to obey the rules may result in exclusion from future field trips.


The most common means of transportation for field trips is a school bus.  It is therefore necessary for you to read and keep a copy of the bus rules.  All parents/guardians also need to respond to the question regarding bus rules on the parent permission form.



Members of the media occasionally come to our school to film events and may request interviews with our students.  If you would allow your child to be filmed, photographed, and/or interviewed by members of the media, please mark “yes” on the parent permission form.  If you prefer that you child not receive any media exposure, please mark “no” on the parent permission form.


Classroom activities may be photographed by District personnel and may be displayed in the school building.  If you wish to allow your child to be photographed by District personnel, please mark “yes” on the Parent Permission Form.  If you would not like your child photographed, please mark “no”.


You may choose to allow school photographs and not news media (or visa versa).  If you would like this option, please circle news media OR Ririe Joint SchoolDistrict on the Parent Permissionform and mark ‘yes”.



Idaho law provides that riding a school bus is a privilege available to students who exercise good conduct while on the school bus.  All students, parents and guardians should become familiar with Ririe Joint School District No. 252 bus rules and regulations and follow them carefully.





Students must obey the request of the driver promptly and willingly. Such requests include:

    1. Assignment of students to specific seats.
    2. Students assist in keeping the bus clean.
    3. Request permission to open windows on the bus.
    4. Students keep all items out of aisles.
    5. Follow front seat loading procedures.



a.   Load and unload bus in a safe, courteous manner at designated locations only.

    1. Find a seat immediately and remain seated until the bus stops for deboarding.
    2. No pets or animals on the bus
    3. No eating or drinking on the bus and no glass objects.
    4. NO weapons of any form on bus including:  GUNS, KNIVES, EXPLOSIVES, OR ANY POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS OBJECT.
    5. No harassing or distracting the bus driver or other students, such as making loud noises, obscene gestures profanity, or obscene language.



Students are expected to follow all rules provided for the safety of the children loading and unloading the school bus.

    1. Wait for the bus to come to a complete stop and watch the driver for a hand signal before crossing the street.
    2. Students must cross any road in front of the bus, in full view of the driver, and not stand or play in the roadway after given a signal from the driver to cross the road or while waiting for the bus.






Busses need to stay on their schedules with the schools, they cannot be expected to wait for late borders.







We believe all students can behave appropriately and safely while riding on the school buses.  We will tolerate NO student preventing drivers from carrying out their responsibilities or preventing other students from having a safe and peaceful experience while being transported.



In order to guarantee all children riding district buses the safe transportation they deserve, the following discipline policy and procedures will be in immediate effect.



Depending on the nature and severity of the violation, a first offense could result in immediate suspension of transportation privileges.


1st Incident:  Driver issues 1st conduct report.  Parents’ signatures will be required on conduct report and returned to driver before student can resume riding.

2nd Incident:  Driver issues 2nd conduct report.  Student is suspended from riding the bus for 10 SCHOOL DAYS.  Parent conference with transportation supervisor is required for student to resume riding.

3rd Incident:  Driver issues 3rd conduct report.  Transportation privileges SUSPENDED for the remainder of the school year.



Any appeals related to the above disciplinary procedure will follow the prescribed steps:

STEP 1:  Director of Transportation

STEP 2:  Superintendent

STEP 3:  Board of Trustees


It is in our best interest to provide safe transportation for our most precious cargo and hope we can all work together to accomplish this great task.  We can’t do it without you cooperation and support.






Ririe Joint School District #252 (“District”) is actively pursuing making advanced technology and increased access to learning opportunities available to our students and staff.  We are happy to announce that we now can offer INTERNET Services.  Internet is a part of the information superhighway you have heard about through the media.  We believe this computer technology will help propel today’s schools into the information age by allowing students and staff to access and use information sources from distant computers, communicate and share information with individuals or groups of other students and staff, and significantly expand their knowledge base.  Internet is a tool for life long learning and only begins to open the door to many advanced tools for gathering information.




With this learning tool students must understand and practice proper and ethical use.  All students must be instructed regarding procedures, ethics and security involving using INTERNET before using the system.





a.   The purpose of Internet is to facilitate communications in support of research and education, by providing access to unique resources and an opportunity for collaborative work.  To maintain eligible as a user, the use of INTERNET must be in support of and consistent with the educational objectives of the District.  Access to Internet is made possible through an appropriate provider to be designated by the Ririe School District at its discretion.  Ririe School District and all users of the Internet must comply with existing rules and Acceptable Use Policies, which are incorporated into this document, and are available from the District


b.   Transmission of any material in violation of any United States or state regulation is prohibited.  This includes, but is not limited to, copyrighting material, threatening or obscene material, or material protected by trade secret.


c.   Use for commercial activitiesis not acceptable.  Use for product advertisement or political lobbying is also prohibited



The use of Internet is a privilege, not a right.  Inappropriate use, including any violation of these conditions   and rules, may result in cancellation of the privilege.  The Ririe School District, under this agreement, is delegated to the authority to determine appropriate use and may deny, or suspend use at any time based upon

its determination of inappropriate use by a user.




The Ririe School District reserves the right to review any material in user files and to monitor file server space in order for the District to make determination on whether specific uses of the network are appropriate.  In reviewing and monitoring files, the District shall respect the privacy of the user.




All users are expected to abide by the generally accepted rules of network etiquette.  These include, but are not limited to the following:


a.   Be polite.  Do not get abusive in you message to others.

b.   Use appropriate language.  Do not swear; use vulgarities or any other inappropriate language.  Do not engage in activities, which are prohibited under state or federal law.

c.   Do not reveal your personal address, actual name, or phone numbers of students or colleagues.

d.   Note that electronic mail (e-mail) is not guaranteed to be private.  People who operate the system have access to all mail.  Messages relating  to or in support of illegal activities may be reported to the authorities and may  result in the loss of user privileges and/or criminal prosecution.

e.   Do not use the network in such a way that you would disrupt the use of the network by other users.

f. All communications and information accessible via the network should be assumed to be private property.





The Ririe School District makes no warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, for the service it is providing.  The Ririe School Board and the District will not be responsible for any damages a user suffers.  This includes loss of data resulting from delays, no-deliveries, misdeliveries, or service interruptions caused by the Ririe School District’s negligence or by the user’s errors or omissions.


Use of any information obtained via the Internet is at the user’s own risk.  The Ririe School District specifically denies any responsibility for the accuracy or quality of information obtained through the Internet.  All users need to consider the source of any information they obtain, and consider how valid that information may be.




a.   Security on any computer system is a high priority, especially when the system involves many users.  Users must never allow others to use their password.  Users should also protect their password to ensure system security and their own privilege and ability to continue to use the system.

b.   If you feel you can identify a security problem on the Internet, you must notify a school employee in charge.  Do not demonstrate the problem to other users.

c.   Do not use another individual’s password.

d.   Attempts to log-on to the Internet  as a system administrator may result in cancellation of user privileges.

e.   Ririe School District may deny any user identified as a security risk for having a history of problems with other computer systems to Internet.




a.   Vandalism and harassment will result in cancellation of user privileges.

b.   Vandalism is defined as any malicious attempt to harm, modify, and destroy data of another user, Internet, or other networks that are connected.  This includes, but is not limited to the uploading or creating of computer viruses.

c.   Harassment is defined as the persistent annoyance of another user, or the interference of another user, or the interference of another user, or the interference of another user’s work.  Harassment includes, but is not limited to the sending of unwanted mail.




a.   Student users must always get permission from their instructors before using the network or assessing any specific file or application.  FOLLOW WRITTEN AND ORAL CLASS INSTRUCTION.

b.   Student users must sign-in legibly on the appropriate log or register in the classroom each time they use the network.

c.   All users have the same right to use the equipment.  Therefore, users shall not play games or use the computer resources for other non-academic purposes.  In addition, users shall not waste or take supplies such as paper, printer cartridges, and diskettes that are provided by the District.  All users agree to talk softly and work in ways that will not disturb other users.




Users may encounter material, which is controversial, and which users, parents, teachers, or administrators may consider inappropriate or offensive.  On a global network it is impossible to control effectively the content of data and an industrious user may discover controversial material.  It is the user responsibility not to initiate access to such material.  Students must abide by any decision by Ririe School District to regulate the content of material on the Internet.




1.   Any user violating these rules, applicable state and federal laws or posted classroom and District rules are subject to loss of computer and/or network privileges and District disciplinary action.


2.   In addition, pursuant to Idaho Law, any unauthorized access, attempted access, or use of any state computing and/or network system is a violation of state law and/or applicable federal laws, and is subject to criminal prosecution.




Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.

FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children's education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level. Students to whom the rights have transferred are "eligible students."

* Parents or eligible students have the right to inspect and review the student's education records maintained by the school. Schools are not required to provide copies of records unless, for reasons such as great distance, it is impossible for parents or eligible students to review the records. Schools may charge a fee for copies.

* Parents or eligible students have the right to request that a school correct records which they believe to be inaccurate or misleading. If the school decides not to amend the record, the parent or eligible student then has the right to a formal hearing. After the hearing, if the school still decides not to amend the record, the parent or eligible student has the right to place a statement with the record setting forth his or her view about the contested information.

* Generally, schools must have written permission from the parent or eligible student in order to release any information from a student's education record. However, FERPA allows schools to disclose those records, without consent, to the following parties or under the following conditions (34 CFR § 99.31):

* School officials with legitimate educational interest;

* Other schools to which a student is transferring;

* Specified officials for audit or evaluation purposes;

* Appropriate parties in connection with financial aid to a student;

* Organizations conducting certain studies for or on behalf of the school;

* Accrediting organizations;

* To comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena;

* Appropriate officials in cases of health and safety emergencies; and

* State and local authorities, within a juvenile justice system, pursuant to specific State law.

Schools may disclose, without consent, "directory" information such as a student's name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, honors and awards, and dates of attendance. However, schools must tell parents and eligible students about directory information and allow parents and eligible students a reasonable amount of time to request that the school not disclose directory information about them. Schools must notify parents and eligible students annually of their rights under FERPA. The actual means of notification (special letter, inclusion in a PTA bulletin, student handbook, or newspaper article) is left to the discretion of each school.

For additional information, you may call 1-800-USA-LEARN (1-800-872-5327) (voice). Individuals who use TDD may call 1-800-437-0833.

Or you may contact us at the following address:

Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-8520