Family Handbook

The Family Handbook will inform you of GCCS policies and procedures which contribute to the smooth operation of our school.  The Table of Contents below is linked to each corresponding section of the Family Handbook for easy reference.  In addition, the Handbook can be downloaded by clicking on the icon below.

 

Table of Contents

Welcome Letter

Mission Statement

Our Philosophy

  • EL Education
  • Curriculum Framework
  • Rochester Museum & Science Center
  • School Organization

Communication

  • Backpack Mail
  • Website
  • E-mail
  • Facebook
  • Communicating Concerns

Family Involvement

  • GCCS Family Association
  • Classroom Visitations
  • School Celebrations and Exhibitions
  • Community Circle
  • Family Service Opportunities & Volunteer Background Checks

Additional School Policies

  • Exhibitions of Student Learning
  • Homework
  • Holidays and Birthdays
  • Dress Code
  • Backpacks
  • Toys

Caring Community Plan and Discipline Policy

  • Design Principles and Character Traits
  • Discipline Procedures
  • Zero-Tolerance Policy
  • Suspension
  • Disciplinary Hearings and Expulsion

Reporting Student Progress

  • Daily Communication
  • Conferences
  • Individual Education Plans
  • Formal Assessments
  • Progress Reports
  • Student Records

Field Studies

  • Permission Slips
  • Medication & Overnight Fieldwork
  • Chaperones

Recess Year Round

Arrival & Dismissal

  • Arrival and Dismissal
  • Wednesdays
  • Transportation
  • After School Care

Attendance

  • Excused and Unexcused Absences
  • Written Excuses
  • Tardiness
  • Withdrawal from School Roster
  • Intervention

Health

  • School Nurse
  • When to Keep Your Child Home
  • Early Dismissal Due to Illness
  • Medication
  • Health Records
  • Allergies
  • Absences and Excuse Notes

Safety

  • GCCS Emergency Response Plan
  • Mandated Child Abuse Reporting
  • Internet Use Policy & Internet Safety
  • School Visitor Policy           

Meals & Snacks

  • USDA Breakfast and Lunch Program
  • Our Lunch Time Philosophy
  • Snacks and Food from Home

School Closings

  • Snow Days
  • Days School is Closed (Professional Development & Holidays)

GCCS Board of Trustees

Appendices

  • School Calendar
  • EL Design Principles
  • GCCS Character Traits
  • Internet Use Policy
  • Pesticide Use Policy