215 Cunningham Lane, Clarksville, TN 37042
931-648-5646 | 931-503-3402 (fax)
Regular Day: 8:10 AM to 3:10 PM
Half Day: 8:10 AM to 11:40 AM
Early Release: 1:40 PM
What times can I drop my student off at school?
We open our doors at 7:50 and teaching begins at 8:11. If you arrive after 8:11, you must sign your child in through the office as late.
What are the school hours on regular days, early release and half days?
Regular Hours- 8:10-3:10Half Day Hours-8:10-11:40Early Release Hours-8:10-12:40
What are Early Dismissal days?
These are Professional Development days for teachers. Students eat breakfast and lunch at school on these days. Car riders are dismissed at 12:10 and buses are dismissed at approximately 12:25.
Can I have lunch with my child? How do I plan for this?
You are welcome to have lunch with your child and sit at the designated tables. It is best to arrive and check in at the office a few minutes prior to your child's scheduled lunch. Otherwise if you get held up, the teacher must have your child get a school lunch. Since this is a time for you and your child, no other students are allowed to join you.
What is an AR goal? How does this help my child?
An AR (Accelerated Reader) goal is set for each individual student and helps build their confidence as well as their reading ability. The tests cover comprehension of what they read. They are recognized for meeting their goal each nine weeks.
How can I help at my child's school?
There are many ways you can help at school. Please click here to visit the Family School Connection page on our district website for specific opportunities. You may also let your child's teacher know that you are available to volunteer.
How do I contact/meet with my child's teacher?
You are welcome and encouraged to communicate regularly with your child's teacher. You may contact your child's teacher via email or note. Teachers schedule their own conferences, so please give them several days and times that may work for you. When possible provide the teacher a subject for the meeting, so the teacher is prepared for your meeting.
Why is the district changing the standards?
In June 2009, Governor Bredesen and Education Commissioner Tim Webb joined the Common Core State Standards Initiative. The Common Core State Standards focus on math, reading, and writing. Compared to current standards, Common Core State Standards focus on deeper mastery of less content each year. Rather than a “mile-wide, inch-deep” curriculum, leading to superficial coverage of topics, the Common Core State Standards focus on the core skills required for success in college and career. The standards establish the skills that students should know and form the basis for the assessments given at the end of the year
What is the PURPOSE of the Common Core State Standards?
PURPOSE OF THE COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDSThe Common Core State Standards are meant to “provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.”
What is the MOTIVATION behind the Common Core State Standards?
The motivation behind the development of the standards was to:Provide clear expectations aligned to the expectations of college and careers;Promote consistency by ensuring all students, no matter where they live, are well prepared with the skills and knowledge necessary to collaborate and compete with their peers in the United States and abroad; andEnable collaboration between states on a range of tools and policies, including: the development of textbooks, digital media, and other teaching materials; and the development and implementation of common comprehensive assessment systems to measure student performance annually that will replace existing state testing systems
How can I find out about the qualifications of my child's teacher and other paraprofessionals who instruct them?
Parents may request information about the qualification of teachers andparaprofessionals who instruct their child.