Welcome to Lykins Elementary School!
Lykins Elementary School
550 S. Utah
Celina, TX 75009
School Day: 7:55am-3:25pm
Student drop-off begins at 7:20 a.m.
Guidelines Specific to COVID-19
Individuals who themselves are either: (a) are lab-confirmed to have COVID-19; or (b) experience the symptoms of COVID-19 must follow the District’s Stay At Home protocol and stay at home throughout the infection period, and cannot return to campus until the school system screens the individual to determine any of the below conditions for campus re-entry have been met:
- at least one day (24 hours) has passed since recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications);
- the individual has improvement in symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and
- at least ten days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
If an individual who has symptoms that could be COVID-19 wants to return to school before completing the above stay at home period, the individual may either
- obtain a medical professional’s note clearing the individual for return based on an alternative diagnosis; or
- obtain an acute infection test at an approved testing location (https://tdem.texas.gov/covid-19/) that comes back negative for Covid-19.
In evaluating whether an individual has symptoms consistent with COVID-19, the following symptoms will be considered:
- Temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit when taken by mouth;
- Loss of taste or smell;
- New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (or, for students with a chronic allergic cough, a change in their cough from baseline);
- New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever;
- Sore throat;
- Shaking or exaggerated shivering or significant muscle pain or ache;
- Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain.
Per the Executive Order No. GA-29 relating to the use of face coverings over the nose and mouth during the COVID-19 issued on July 2, 2020 and/or subsequent orders, face coverings (including cloth face coverings, face shields, and/or disposable face masks) will be required for all adults and all 4th-12th grade students while on campus, subject to the exceptions noted in the order.
- Students entering Pre-kindergarten through 3rd grade are encouraged to wear a face covering in class.
- All students, PK-12, are required to wear a face covering during transitions and/or when moving throughout the school.
- Any PK-3rd grade teacher can require that his/her students must all wear face coverings if health conditions necessitate additional precautions, and the district determines is developmentally appropriate.
- Exceptions, approved through campus administration, may be made for any person with a medical condition or disability that prevents wearing a face covering.
- All students riding a CISD bus will be required to wear a face covering.
- Parents are encouraged to provide a face covering for their child that is appropriate for the age level, developmental level, and is comfortable to wear for the duration of the school day.
- If a student arrives on campus without a face covering, one will be provided for them as long as supplies last. If/when a school runs out of supplies, a student who arrives at school without a face covering will not be permitted to remain on campus,but will be served through the District’s virtual instruction.
- Walking your child up to the building and/or classroom will not be permitted this year due to guidelines issued by TEA in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The students will be following the standard drop-off procedures that we will follow all year. We will have staff available to guide and help your child.
- Visitors will not be allowed inside school buildings except for visits essential to school operations, including 504/ARD meetings and/or conferences that cannot be handled over the phone, by email, or through a virtual meeting.
- In-person volunteers will be strictly limited and must be approved by the campus principal as part of the campus safety plan.
- Any activities by external organizations will be restricted to only those that are essential to school operations, including AlphaBest. This will provide a safer in-person instructional environment for our staff and students.
- Any approved visitor must follow all virus prevention and mitigation requirements including, but not limited to, wearing a face covering and being screened for COVID symptoms.
- In addition to exceptions outlined in the Governor’s order, exceptions and/or other accommodations to the face covering requirement may be approved through campus administration for any person with a medical condition or disability that prevents wearing a face covering.
Breakfast and Lunch
WE WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO HAVE LUNCH VISITORS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
PARENTS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO DROP OFF COMMERCIALLY PREPARED LUNCHES. IF PARENTS DROP OFF A LUNCH BOX ON THE TABLE IN THE VESTIBULE, PLEASE MAKE SURE IT IS LABELED WITH STUDENT NAME AND TEACHER. WE WILL ENSURE THE LUNCH BOX IS DELIVERED TO THE STUDENT.
THE SELLING OF SNACKS AND ICE CREAM HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED IN ORDER TO LIMIT STUDENT CONTACT AND AN EFFORT TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS.
Please put any funds you wish to add to your student’s lunch account in a bag/envelope to ensure money does not get lost. It must be labeled with your child’s name, as well as the amount. You may also add funds online through MySchoolBucks.com.
Snacks and Birthday Treats
Please send a healthy snack for your child. Your child will be very active while at school, so it is important for them to have a healthy snack. Please do not send snacks that contain liquid or require utensils.
Spill-proof bottles of water are encouraged for the classroom. Please do not send any other beverages for the classroom other than water.
UPDATE: WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE, BUT WE FEEL IT IS IN THE DISTRICT AND STUDENTS BEST INTEREST TO NOT ALLOW BIRTHDAY TREATS AT THIS TIME.
Parent / Teacher Conferences
Parent conferences will be held on Monday, October 26, 2020; however, your child’s teacher will be in contact with you anytime throughout the year as needed. You may also request a conference anytime by emailing your child’s teacher.
Thursday Folders & Grade Reporting
Each student will receive an orange and white take home folder at the beginning of the year. This folder is sent home every Thursday and needs to be returned to school on Friday.
Parents can monitor their child’s grades and attendance on Parent Portal. The link to Parent Portal can be found on our district website. Your login and password will be required. www.celinaisd.com
Field Trips & Volunteer Opportunities
If you would like to chaperone a field trip or volunteer on campus (in the event that we are able to have field trips and volunteers). You can access the background check on our district website under the Parent Resources tab.
PE and Recess
Your child will be involved in PE and recess each day. Your child needs to wear closed-toe shoes with non-marking soles every day to school.
Programs and Awards Assemblies
We hope to have programs, activities, and awards assemblies throughout the year. More information about programs and assemblies will be shared as it becomes available.
Arrival and Dismissal
- Student drop-off begins at 7:20 a.m. Students may enter the building during morning drop-off through the gym door or front door.
- A tardy will be given to students arriving after 7:55 a.m. If a child is tardy, a parent/guardian will need to come to the office vestibule to sign their child in.
- Dismissal will begin at 3:25 p.m. Parents must call the front office (469) 742-9103 before 2:30 p.m. if any change takes place in your child’s regular pick-up routine. After this time transportation changes may not be made.
- For 1st and 2nd grade students: When picking up in the car line, please make sure your pick-up tag is viewable by staff working the car line to expedite the process. Follow the traffic patterns to ensure the safety of our students, staff, and families. (1st and 2nd grade parents, please use Utah Street for afternoon dismissal. 3rd-5th grade parents, please use CR56 for afternoon dismissal.)
- 1st and 2nd grade students will dismiss from the cafeteria in the front parking lot. 3rd – 5th grade students will dismiss from the gym doors. If you have multiple children to pick up, your oldest child(ren) will join your youngest child.
- ALL parents must pick-up from the carpool line except those that WALK to the school to pick up their child(ren). This means you MAY NOT park on school property and walk up to pick up your child. Only those who truly walk may be considered walker. ALL other children will be dismissed from designated areas. If your child walks home in the afternoons, they will be dismissed at approximately 3:30 p.m. after cars and busses have departed the campus. All procedures are in place for the safety of our students. (It may be a little later the first couple of days.)
ATTENDANCE / MAKE-UP WORK / RELEASE OF STUDENTS
- State law requires that a student be in attendance 90% of the school year. Students not in compliance will be referred to an attendance committee.
- Absences- Students must bring a note signed by the parent/guardian or a medical office upon returning to school after an absence.
- Make-up work- Any request for make-up work needs to be made before 9:00am. Any work that the student has missed will be ready for pick-up between 2:30-3:30pm.
- Release of Student- Individuals who are listed on the student’s emergency form may only sign out a student. Students will be dismissed as indicated unless the homeroom teacher has been notified of a change with a note from the parent or guardian.
DISCIPLINE/DRESS CODE/ CELL PHONE/ELECTRONICS/TRANSPORTATION
- For learning to take place, an orderly educational climate must be maintained. Effective discipline requires teamwork between parents, teachers and students. Please see the Student Code of Conduct and the Student Handbook located on our website.
- Bus Safety- Bus rules and regulations are in place to ensure the safety of all students. Violation of bus rules can result in loss of bus privileges. All Celina ISD buses are equipped with cameras and audio capabilities. Administration and the transportation department monitor all tapes.
- Dress code is an established guideline to ensure a clean-cut and well-groomed appearance for all students who represent our schools and community. Any hairstyles or clothing selection deemed inappropriate, in the judgment of the principal, will not be allowed. This is to prevent distractions or safety hazards to the educational setting.
- Usage of cell phones are not allowed during school hours. Students are not allowed to bring electronic devices to school such as games, Ipads, cameras, radios, and/or video players without permission from the school principal or principal designee.
MEDICINE AT SCHOOL
Any student that must take prescription or non-prescription medicine during the school day must bring a written request from his/her parent. Medicine must be in a properly labeled container and given to the school nurse. The school nurse will dispense the medicine to the student.
Principal: Starla Martin [email protected]
Assistant Principal: Sara Arrington [email protected]
Counselor: Amanda Herron [email protected]
Attendance: Leanne Goolsby [email protected]
Nurse: Rebecca Russell [email protected]
Cafeteria Manager: Griselda Torres [email protected]
For additional information about upcoming events, please refer to:
www.celinaisd.com / Facebook: @lykinselementary