About Anna Smith Elementary
Hello Parents, Teachers, Students, & Staff: I'm so lucky to be the principal at ASE. I have been the principal for the past two years and have loved every minute of it. The students are friendly, the staff is helpful and cheerful, and we love our jobs. Parents can expect children to learn in a safe environment and feel free to visit our school. Our students get along well with others and are always learning new things. I love creating new challenges for the students and having family nights. Please visit our website often for information and come to our school to show support to all our students.
Ms. Gina Ruiz
- Bell Schedule
- Mission Statement
- Parent/Family Compact
- Parent and Family Engagement Policy
- Parent Involvement Policy
- Safe Walking Route
- School Profile
- Volunteer Information
To excuse a student on the app:
- When parents sign up for the Skyward app, they will select a four-digit code.
- Put in your four-digit code and continue to the app
- Select the “hamburger button” (the triple bar or trigram symbol) on the top right.
- From here you have two options, the first option (the message tab), will show you through the notification when your student was marked absent and what you need to excuse. With the attendance tab you simply submit a request.
- 1. Message Tab
- Attendance Notification
- Add Absent Request
- 2. Attendance
- Add Absent Request
- Either of these two options will open a pop-up.
- Complete the following information:
- Comment (optional – but very helpful, especially if you want to “excuse 2nd hour”)
- If you have more than one student and want this attendance request submitted for another student (maybe your family will be attending a funeral and all students need to be excused) then you can “Copy” the request and select additional students.
To submit a request from the website:
- Click on the Families tab across the top
- Click on Skyward for Parents
- Log in
- On the top right click student (if you only have one student you will just see your student’s name)
- In the drop-down menu select the student’s name you need to excuse
- Select Attendance in the menu on the left hand side
- Click on the hyperlink at the top of the page “Absence Request.”
- An “Add Request” pop-up block will open
- Complete the following blocks:
- Comment (optional, but once again, very helpful)
- Once you have “Saved” you will receive an email notification that an absence request has been submitted.
- After the request has been processed, parents will receive a notification in Skyward
- “(Student’s name) Absence Request has been (approved or denied)
- The Absence Request submitted for (student) on (date) has been (approved or denied).
- If a request is denied, a reason must be provided. It will then say “Go to your Absence Requests for further information.”
|Description / Period||Start Time||End Time||Length|
|Warning Bell||7:55 AM||—||—|
|School Begins||8:00 AM||3:10 PM||430 min|
|Dismissal Bell||3:10 PM||—||—|
The Student Will
· Attend at least 90% of school days
· Avoid excessive tardiness
· Do assigned work completely and on time while striving to become college and career ready
· Spend time as necessary to complete homework and study
· Follow all reasonable requests made by faculty
· Follow all school and district rules
· Attend offered after school tutoring as needed
· Seek help from teachers when needed
· Demonstrate Academic Integrity by:
o Not cheating or plagiarizing
o Following procedures
o Clarifying about the appropriateness of collaboration
The Parents/Families will
· Ensure that their student attends at least 90% of school days
· Be familiar with classroom assignments and due dates
· Provide a distraction-free environment for homework/study time
· Be familiar with and support school expectations
· Attend Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences
· Contact ASE with any questions or concerns or if they wish to volunteer
· Track student grades, assignments, and attendance at least weekly
· Ensure that student is attending after-school tutoring if necessary
The Teachers will
· Mark attendance daily in Skyward
· Provide high-quality, engaging curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables students to meet the state’s challenging academic standards
· Provide timely feedback on homework and formative assessment
· Establish, post, and enforce clear classroom expectations
· Enforce school-wide behavior expectations
· Engage in regular two-way meaningful communication with students and parents including a minimum of 4 parent-teacher-student conferences per year
· Provide time to tutor students and respond to parent questions
· Update grades at least weekly
· Explicitly review with students the concepts of cheating, following procedures, and appropriate collaboration
The Administration will
· Notify parent/family when a student is absent or excessively truant
· Provide high-quality, engaging curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning
environment that enables students to meet the state’s challenging academic standards
· Provides progress reports 4 times per year
· Support and enforce all school-wide and classroom behavior expectations
· Engage in regular two-way meaningful communication with parents/family members including a minimum of 4 Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences per year
· Support tutoring and after-school help
· Provide opportunities for parents to volunteer in classrooms and with extra-curricular activities
· Support students’ and families’ ability to track student grades
· Ensure academic integrity
This document was developed by a team of parents, teachers, and administrators on various dates from September to October 2022.
All schools receiving Title I funds are required under section 1116 of Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to develop a written Parent and Family Engagement Policy. This policy, developed jointly with parents, describes how the school will carry out meaningful parent and family engagement.
Parents and family members are engaged in developing the school parent and family engagement policy. At Anna Smith Elementary, we engage our stakeholders by reviewing data, setting school goals, and looking at school-wide needs during School Community Council and Building Leadership Team meetings.
Annual Meeting: An annual meeting is held each year in the fall. At this meeting, information is shared with stakeholders that consist of an explanation of Title I, how funds are allocated, student performance in literacy in math, intervention and enrichment opportunities for students, and ways that stakeholders communicate with the school.
Flexible Meetings: We offer flexible meeting times for parents and families to participate in decisions regarding their student. We offer extra-curricular clubs and school-wide activities during and after school. Involve Parents: We collect data from an annual survey, meetings with the School Community Council, and meetings with parents. Once data is collected, we review the data and assess needs. We use this information to create a plan with our School Community Council on how to involve parents.
SHARED RESPONSIBILITY-HIGH FOR STUDENT ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AND INVOLVEMENT
The Anna Smith Elementary Parent/Family Compact outlines the shared responsibilities for high student academic achievement and is developed jointly with parents, teachers, administrators, and students.
BUILDING CAPACITY FOR INVOLVEMENT
To improve academic achievement and to ensure effective engagement of parents to support a partnership with the school, Anna Smith Elementary will:
*Share with stakeholders the Utah Core Standards, state and local assessment information, and how parents can monitor their student’s academic success. At Anna Smith Elementary, will share this information a minimum of 4 times per year via standards reports, parent-teacher-student conferences, and community activities.
*Provide materials and training for parents to work with their children to improve their child’s achievement in core subject areas such as literacy, math, and science. At Anna Smith Elementary, we do this during Parent Teacher Student Conferences and Parent Nights.
*Provide professional development for administrators, teachers, and instructional support personnel on the value of parents as equal partners and building ties between parents and the school. At Anna Smith Elementary, we provide parent engagement information during committee meetings such as School Community Council Meeting, Staff Meetings, Building Leadership Team Meetings, PLC meetings, and individual teacher coaching with administrators.
*Coordinate parent engagement programs and activities with other Federal, State, and local programs that encourage and support parents in participating in the education of their children.
To the extent practicable, Anna Smith Elementary will ensure that information for parents, and family members (including parents and family members with limited English proficiency, parent and family members with disabilities, and parents and family members of migratory children) is in a language that they can understand. This includes standards reports and essential school information.
This document was developed by a team of parents, teachers, and administrators from September to October 2022.
The faculty and staff at Anna Smith Elementary recognize the importance of parental involvement in a student’s academic success. We encourage parents to be part of the journey and welcome parents help and support.
Ideas for parent involvement
- Volunteer in classroom.
- Join PTO and participate in activities.
(contact Leila Stewart at 435-850-8413)
- Attend community council meetings.
- Math tutor. (Tutor individual or small groups of students on math facts. Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division through 12. Contact Ms. Marshall at the school if interested.)
- Attend literacy nights.
- Complete annual ISQ survey. Suggestions are used for school improvement.
- Attend Parent Teacher Conferences.
It is the intent that our communication be frequent, timely and written in an understandable and uniform format. If there is need for clarification, interpretation or additional support, contact the office (435 665-0470) for assistance.
- School to Parent:
- Monthly calendar
- Post events on posters
- Post events on webpage www.annasmith.tooeleschools.org/
- Phone calls home. Use automated call out system for school wide events and absences.
- Parent teacher conferences
- Progress reports
- Phone call from principal or teacher
Interested in becoming a volunteer?
We are so excited that you are interested in volunteering! Volunteers are a vital part of our district and we appreciate YOU!
Tooele County School District utilizes Volunteer Tracker for volunteer applications and signing up for volunteer opportunities. Please follow the steps provided to sign up!
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- Visit our website.
- Register and complete application.
- Applications will be reviewed and you will be contacted if further information is needed.
- Once approved, watch your in-box for invites to opportunities that match your interest.