Students who walk, ride a bicycle, or skate to school will be dismissed at the end of the day after all buses have left. Students who ride bicycles to school are to practice good safety habits at all times. Helmets should be worn. Bicycles are to be walked to and from the bicycle rack area and off school grounds. Violation of this rule may result in the loss of the privilege of bringing a bicycle to school. The school is not responsible for the damage or theft of bicycles.
Students are not permitted to use in-line skates (i.e. “rollerblades, skateboards, roller-shoes & scooters”) on school property. Students who choose to use these items for transportation to school must remove and carry them before entering the school driveway, parking lot or sidewalks. These items should be placed in backpacks during the school day.
Parents who have moved and whose children remain in the same school are required to send a change of address and phone number to us as soon as the move is completed. Changes can also be made through the Infinite Campus parent portal.
Objects that might be considered dangerous are not allowed in school. Toys such as squirt guns, fireworks, rubber bands, cap guns, knives, etc., are not allowed at school. These items will be confiscated. Weapons and look-a-like weapons are not allowed on school grounds. (See D.C. Everest School District Board Policy 5772)
Each year, the D.C. Everest District administers standardized and criterion performance tests to elementary students. The tests are given throughout the year to assist teachers in monitoring student progress and to provide information to aid in the remediation of student weaknesses in academic areas.
- The universal screening tool iReady (grades K-5) is an adaptive assessment used in math and literacy to help determine where students might have gaps in knowledge and skills and need assistance. It is administered three times per year and generally requires 45-90 minutes; specifically, at grades K-2, iReady is further utilized to provide a comprehensive assessment of young children's knowledge of literacy foundational skills that are predictive of future reading success and may be utilized to identify students who may need additional reading support.
- iReady universal reading screening data will also be used to determine which students would benefit from continuing in the screening process through use of informal, diagnostic, individually administered assessment tools in the areas of phonetic awareness, decoding, fluency, and spelling. This data will help us identify students who display risk factors associated with dyslexia/related difficulties. The results from these assessments are not intended or designed to diagnose dyslexia; their purpose is to identify children who are experiencing reading difficulties that may require extra support and ensure that support is targeted to each student’s areas of need.
- In spring, the Wisconsin Forward Exam will be administered to all students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. The Forward Exam is a large-scale, standardized achievement test designed to assess what students know in relation to the Wisconsin Academic Standards. Students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade will take the reading and math portions of the exam. Fourth grade students will also be tested in science and social studies.
The school does not have an official dress code. We rely on parents to see that their children are properly dressed for school. Clothing should be in good taste and of such a nature as to not disrupt the educational process. Garments that publicize tobacco use, alcohol or drugs, shirts with spaghetti straps or exposed midriff tops, strapless shirts, short shorts or low-cut waist pants/shorts, etc., are not acceptable.