Frequently Asked Questions
Ebb Valley Frequently Asked Questions
What are the school office hours? Office Hours are 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
What time should my child arrive at school so they won't be marked late? The bell rings for students to enter the building at 8:45 a.m. All students must be here by 9:15 a.m. or they will be marked tardy. Instruction starts promptly at 9:15 a.m.
Do I need to let the school know when my child is absent? It is necessary to inform the school office when your child is or will be absent. You can email the front office at firstname.lastname@example.org, call the school at 410-386-1550 to report the absence, or you can send an excuse note in when your child returns.
Why did I get an automated call from Alert Now stating my child is absent? If you do not notify the school of your child's absence by 11:00 a.m. that day, you will receive an automated message advising you that your child is absent and an excuse is required.
How do I add/remove someone from my child's emergency card? Changes to your child's emergency card must be done in writing. Please send us a note or email with any corrections to be made.
What do I do if we move? If you move within our district, please notify the office and provide us with a new verification of residence. If you move outside of our district and need your child to remain at Ebb Valley, please call the office to get an Out of District request that needs to be submitted for approval. Ebb Valley is currently a "closed" school due to enrollment.
What do I need to do to pick up my child early from school? If you know you will be picking your child up early, please send a hand written/signed note with your student the morning of the early dismissal. If an emergency arises and you need to pick up your child, please call first and let the office know. You must sign your child out. Children leaving early will have a tardy or half day absence depending on the time they leave.
Can my child ride a bus to his friend's house? Bus changes will not be made to accomodate play dates, etc.... We ask that every child has one AM and one PM bus stop. Only permanent changes can be made or changes due to emergency situations.
Can I send birthday invitations in to school with my child? Birthday invitations cannot be distributed at school. The PTO has a student directory you can use to mail invitations.
My child is having learning issues at school, what do I do first? Do not wait until report card time if you have a question or concern about your child. Contact your child's teacher first.
My child is having bullying/problems at school, what do I do first? Don't let your child suffer in silence. If your child has bullying issues, please contact the school administrator right away. You can also make a report online, Bullying Report on the CCPS main page.
Click here to report an absence: email@example.com
If your child is not in school, please click on the above link to report the reason for your child's full day absence. You may also call the school office at 410-386-1550 to report the absence. If you do not call or email, you must send in a note when your child returns.
Effective, Tuesday, 9/6/22, we request that ALL early dismissals or dismissal changes be submitted in a hand written/signed note. Emails are no longer accepted for dismissal changes. Please call the school office in a true emergency for assistance.
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (P.B.I.S.)
- Maximize student achievement by teaching and reinforcing pro-social behaviors/skills and maintaining a climate of high standards of conduct throughout our school.
What is PBIS?
- A positive behavior management system designed to improve academic and behavioral success. A set of established school-wide behavioral expectations that are taught, modeled and recognized. It includes processes and procedures for intervention. It celebrates individual and school-wide behavioral and academic achievement.
When students are not experiencing success in the classroom, a plan of action is developed that is appropriate for the specific students and the specific behavior.
Some student interventions may include:
• Redirection from the teacher. (Verbally or nonverbally)
• Think time in the calm area within the classroom.
• Stop and Think Worksheet completed in the quiet space within the classroom. This will be sent home for signature and provide parents with communication regarding behavior.
• Teacher-student, teacher-parent, and/or teacher-parent-student conference.
• Support Room visit.
• Meeting with School Counselor
• An Administration Referral
• A customized behavior plan
• Referrals for other appropriate school related services or to Community agencies.
Recognition of Positive Behavior
When a student exhibits one of the Eagle Pride behaviors he or she may be given an “Eagle Feather.” Eagle Feathers may be given to any student, by any staff member, in multiple areas of the school building. Feathers may be cashed into the PBIS Eagle Store for prizes and privileges. Prizes may come in the form of fun school supplies whereas privileges may be having lunch with their teacher, etc.
The Eagle Pride Behaviors: Responsible, Respectful, and Ready to Learn
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