In addition to the Dr. C. M. Cash Elementary Student Handbook, all



In addition to the Dr. C. M. Cash Elementary Student Handbook, all
Prekinder de la tarde
11:30 am. - 2:55 pm.
Supervision will not be provided for students who remain on campus later than 3:15p.m.
These procedures are designed for the safety and well being of your children.
No se proveerà supervision para estudiantes despues de las 3:15p.m. Esta proceso es
designado para segurar la salud y bienestar de su hijo/a.
In addition to the Dr. C. M. Cash Elementary Student Handbook, all students
must adhere to San Benito C.I.S.D. policy and the San Benito C.I.S.D. Student
Code of Conduct.
For District “Student Policy and Procedure” go to
A warm welcome to each and every one of you this interesting and exciting new school year.
We are looking forward to a challenging and successful year with many positive learning
experiences. As educators we are committed to providing a good quality education that will
allow each one of you to grow, develop, and reach your highest potential. You are our greatest
resource. At Dr. C. M. Cash Elementary, we believe that all children will be successful with
the help of parents, teachers, school administration, and community members.
Les doy una gran bienvenida a cada uno de ustedes a este interesante nuevo año escolar.
Esperamos que este sea un año con mucho éxito y con muchas experiencias de aprendizaje
Como maestros estamos cometidos a proveer una educación de calidad que dará a cada uno de
ustedes la oportunidad de crecer, desarrollar, y alcanzar su potencia mas alta.
Usted es nuestro recurso de suma importancia y lo que nuestro futuro será. En la escuela de
Dr. C. M. Cash Elementary nosotros creemos que todos los estudiantes tendrán éxito con la
ayuda de los padres, maestros, directora, y todos los miembros de la comunidad.
First bell rings at 7:45 am.
Primer timbre suena a las 7:45a.m.
Tardy bell rings at 7:55 am.
Timbre tarde suena a las 7:55a.m.
Dismissal bell rings at 2:55 pm.
Timbre de termino del dia suena a las 2:55p.m.
Coming to School - Too Early
For the safety and protection of our students, parents should not allow children to arrive on
school grounds before the time of supervision by the teachers and staff.
Coming to School - Too Late (Tardiness)
All students are expected to be at school on time! All doors will be locked at 7:55 a.m.
Therefore, students who come to school late after 8:00 a.m. (tardy) must report to the school
office accompanied by a parent for a tardy slip. Chronic tardiness to school and/or class may
result in referral to the appropriate administrator or designee.
Cualquier estudiante que llegue después de las 8:00a.m. debe de ser acompañado a la oficina
por su padre para recibir una nota para ser recibido en clase.
Morning prekindergarten session:
Prekinder de la mañana
7:55 am. - 11:00 am. (lunch/comida 11:00-11:30)
Afternoon pre-kindergarten session:
It is most important that parents notify the school immediately of any change in address or
telephone number. All numbers will be held in confidence when requested.
In cases in which a student is temporarily not residing with his or her parent or legal guardian
for a short period of time, the parent or legal guardian of the student shall designate in writing
that adult person with whom the student resides who stands in loco parentis to the student in
order for him or her to be admitted or continue in school. This statement shall include an
expected date terminating the loco parentis and shall be notarized and presented to the
Students are a vital link between home and school. We encourage students to share all
communications with their parents. Additionally, we will utilize newsletters, the website,
parent conferences and meetings, e-mail, phone calls, surveys and take-home folders as other
vehicles for sharing information and gaining feedback. We will also be utilizing
“BLACKBOARD CONNECT”, an automated phone/email system. Please be sure to provide
us current telephone and/or email contact information.
Please do not allow the children to bring multimedia devices (such as mp3 players, pagers,
music players, electronic games) to school.
Also, discourage students from bringing cell phones to school. We are not responsible for lost
or stolen multimedia/telecommunication devices.
Students may carry cellular phones as long as they adhere to the following rule:
1) Cell phones must be turned off and out of sight during the instructional day.
2) The instructional day includes class time, class changes, and all after school
instructional activities.
Disciplinary Actions for non-compliance will be:
1st Offense- The cell phone will be confiscated, parent guardian will be notified, and a $5.00
fee will be assessed. The phone will be returned only to the parent after the $5.00 fee is paid.
2nd Offense- The cell phone will be confiscated, parent guardian will be notified, and a $15.00
fee will be assessed. The phone will be returned only to the parent after the $15.00 fee is paid.
3rd Offense- The cell phone will be confiscated and parent/guardian will be notified. The
phone will be returned on the last day of school after a subsequent $15.00 fee is paid.
Shirts must be tucked in at all times.
Students who refuse to surrender a cell phone to a school official will be subject to
disciplinary action.
Any use of cellular phones during state testing could result in the invalidation of the student’s
test scores. The campus administration will investigate all reports of inappropriate use of
these devices prior to taking any action regarding student test scores.
Students shall be personally and solely responsible for the security of their cell phones.
SBCISD shall not assume responsibility for theft, loss, or damage of a cell phone, or any
unauthorized calls made on a cell phone.
Please do not allow the children to bring expensive jewelry to school. It may get lost or
stolen. We are not responsible for lost jewelry.
Male students shall not wear earrings or studs.
No se permiten
No flip flops
No se permiten
Favor de no permitir a su hijo/a que traiga joyas de calidad a la esuela porque se pueden
perder. No seremos responsables si estas joyas se pierden.
No se permiten que niños usen aretes en la escuela.
No torn or
ripped clothing
No se permiten
Mode of Dress/Modo de Vestir
Starting August 2013, we are requiring that all Dr. C. M. Cash Elementary students comply
with the following mode of dress. Students will need to wear polo style shirts with jeans or
shorts and tennis shoes (similar to what is required at our district’s middle schools). The
required shirt colors can be any of the following school colors: ROYAL BLUE, ORANGE,
GRAY, BLACK, and PURPLE with color khaki pants and/or denim jeans and skirts or shorts
to be worn at knee length or longer.
Shorts’ and skirts’ length must
be more than 3 inches above the knee
No se permiten
Comenzando el mes de agosto del 2013, todos los estudiantes de La Escuela Primaria Dr. C.
M. Cash tendrán que cumplir con el modo de vestir seleccionado. Los estudiantes necesitarán
usar camisa estilo polo de los siguientes colores de la escuela:
AZÙL REAL, ANARANJADO, GRIS, NEGRO, y MORADO con pantalones color khaki o
pantalón (azul) de mezclilla, pantalones cortos, o faldas a la rodilla o más largo y tenis (similar
a lo que se require en las escuelas secundarias de nuestro distrito).
• hair should be clean, cut, and neatly combed:
(Mohawks, faux hawks, colored hair, {i.e. red, blue, green, etc.}, and shaved designs on
crew cut hairstyles will not be permitted)
• Male students shall not wear earrings or studs.
No hoodies
No se permiten
No Mohawk or faux hawk
hairstyles, no colored hair.
No se permiten
Use of force, violence, or threats in an attempt to prevent participation in an authorized
assembly; to prevent people from entering or leaving district property without
authorization from an administrator.
Use of force, violence, or threats to cause disruption during an assembly.
1. All students will follow directions at all times in the classroom, playground, cafeteria, and
during physical education classes.
2. All students will stay in their designated area at all times.
3. Students will help keep school clean at all times.
4. Students are not to write or mark on school walls, inside or outside.
5. Students will keep from fighting on school grounds or while on their way to and from
6. Students will use appropriate language at all times, while on school grounds and while on
their way to and from school.
Disruption of classes or other school activities while on district property or on public
property that is within 500 feet of district property. Class disruption includes making
loud noises; trying to entice a student away from, or to prevent a student from
attending, a required class or activity; and entering a classroom without authorization
and disrupting the activity with loud or profane language or any misconduct.
Interference with the transportation of students in district vehicles.
Students who choose not to obey rules:
1. First offense: A warning from teacher.
2. Second offense: All privileges removed for a designated amount of time. Teacher will
notify parents.
3. Third offense: Students will be sent to the principal’s office.
4. Fourth offense and continued misbehavior: Students will bring parents to school, to
discuss behavior with principal, teacher, counselor, and will initiate corrective measure at that
Students who follow the rules and have appropriate behavior will be appropriately rewarded.
Bullying of a student may include hazing, threats, taunting, teasing, confinement, assault,
demands for money, destruction of property, theft of valued possessions, name calling, rumor
spreading, and ostracism.
A. All teachers will have classroom discipline plan rules.
1. Rules
2. Discipline consequences
3. Rewards
B. Students will be appropriately informed of all campus and classroom rules and will
become familiar with them at the beginning of the school year.
Please keep in mind that the rules imposed are for effective student learning and their safety.
Rules will effectively help the school climate and make for more conducive learning.
Corporal punishment—spanking or paddling the student—may be used as a discipline
management technique in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct and policy FO
(LOCAL) in the district’s policy manual.
Disruptions as identified by law, disruptions include, but not limited to, the following:
Interference with the movement of people at an exit, entrance, or hallway of a district
building without authorization from an administrator.
Interference with an authorized activity by seizing control of all or part of a building.
All students are expected to abide by the Board Approved Student Code of Conduct.
Todo estudiante debe de obedecer las reglas del Codigo de Conducta aprobado por la
mesa directiva.
Bullying occurs when a student or group of students directs written or verbal expressions or
physical conduct against another student and the behavior results in harm to the student or the
student’s property, places a student in fear of harm to himself or his property, or is so severe
that it creates an intimidating, threatening or abusive educational environment.
Reports of bullying shall be made as soon as possible after the alleged act or knowledge of the
alleged act. A failure to promptly report may impair the District’s ability to investigate and
address the prohibited conduct.
Any student who believes that he or she has experienced bullying or believes that another
student has experienced bullying should immediately report the alleged acts to a teacher,
counselor, principal, or other District employee. A report may be made orally or in writing.
In accordance with SBCISD Board Policy FFI (LOCAL) bullying is prohibited in any form on
school property, in a school vehicle or at a school-sponsored event. Students who have bullied
others are in violation of school policy and may be subjected to disciplinary action, up to and
including suspension and expulsion.
1. Students are to use the designated doors for entrance and exit. Estudiantes usaràn las
puertas designadas para entrar y salir de la cafeteria .
2. Running or pushing will not be tolerated while waiting in line to be served. Correr o
empujar mientras esperan en fila para que se les sirva no se permitira.
3. Shouting or yelling is not allowed. No se permite gritar.
4. Everyone is expected to sit and eat quietly. Talking is to be done in a quiet manner. Se
espera que todos se sienten y coman silenciosamente. Se permite hablar en voz baja.
5. Use both hands when carrying food tray to table. Usen dos manos para acarrear el plato de
la comida.
6. Clear table of milk cartons, plasticware, and napkins. Aclaren las mesas de cartones de
leche, tenedor/cucharilla, y servieta.
Due to health and safety reasons, parents are not allowed in the cafeteria after the first week of
school. Food cannot be taken off the school grounds.
Por razones de salud padres no pueden permanecer en la cafeteria despues de la primer
semana de escuela.
Any change in these plans must be communicated to the school in writing if possible before
noon of the desired change.
It is San Benito School District’s intent that children not be hungry at school; however, it is
the responsibility of parents or guardians to provide their children’s lunch or breakfast, or be
in school on time during Breakfast serving time (before 7:45 a.m.). The District participates in
the National School Lunch Program and offers free meals.
El distrito participa en el programa “National School Lunch Program” y ofrece comidas gratis.
Students with life threatening food allergies or disabilities requiring diet modifications should
contact the school nurse at 361-6700.
Por favor de comunicarse con la enfermera de la escuela al 361-6700 si su hijo/a padece de
una alergia contra algun tipo de comida que amenaze la vida del alumno o padece de alguna
incapacidad que requiera modificaciones a su dieta.
A student who must take prescription medicine during the school day must bring a written
request from his or her parent and the medicine in its properly labeled container to the school
nurse/principal. The school nurse/principal will either give the medicine at the proper time or
give the student permission to take the medication as directed. A doctor’s note must provided
and filed for long term medication.
A student being transported in school-owned vehicles is required to comply with the Student
Code of Conduct. Any student who fails to comply with that code or established rules of
conduct while on school transportation may be denied transportation services and shall be
subject to disciplinary action. The Bus Driver will provide a Safety Rules Handbook to each
student. The driver is in full charge of the bus and students. Any violation of these rules will
be reported by the bus driver to the respective principal for corrective action; which may
include the temporary or permanent withdrawal of riding privileges, depending upon the
seriousness of the violation and all other circumstances of each individual case. Due to student
safety, students are videotaped while riding San Benito CISD transportation.
Todo estudiante a quien se le de transporte en un vehículo escolar se le require cumplir con las
reglas del Codigo de Conducta de Estudiantes. Cualquier estudiante quien no cumpla con ese
codigo o reglas de conductas cuanto sea transportado puede ser expulsado de los servicios de
transportaciòn y puede ser sujeto a acciòn diciplinaria.
Un libreto de reglas de seguridad se le proveerà a cada estudiante al principio del año escolar
por el chofer de autobus.
In the event schools are closed due to severe weather, the announcement of such closing will
be made on local television stations and radio stations. The Superintendent of Schools releases
this information to the stations early enough in the morning to alert parents of the school
closing prior to children leaving home for school. Every school has established procedures to
follow during severe weather if it occurs during the day.
Cualquier estudiante que necesite tomar medicamento recetado por el médico durante el dìa
escolar necesita traer un permiso de su padre/madre a la directora o enfermera. Favor de traer
la medicina en el embase original con la receta pegada. La enfermera o directora le darà el
medicamento al tiempo apropiado o permitirá que el estudiante se la tome como es dirijido.
A student shall not be released from school at times other than regular dismissal hours except
with the principal’s permission. Permission can be obtained in the office. The teacher will not
release any student without office clearance. Parents must check out their son/daughter in the
Children unable to take part in physical education class should have a note from his/her parent.
If your child must remain out of physical education for one week or more, a written statement
from a doctor is required.
Ningun estudiante serà permitido salir de la escuela a cualquier hora sin el permiso de la
directora. Permiso para que su hijo/a sea permitido/a salir de la escuela podrà ser obtenido en
la oficina. El maestro/a determinarà si se ha dado permiso antes de permitir al estudiante que
salga de la escuela.
Parents are urged to follow the designated traffic route established at the individual school in
delivering and picking up children. These routes have been designated for the safety of all
children and for the efficient movement of automobiles and school buses. Parents are
encouraged to form car pools to reduce congestion during opening and dismissal periods. The
safety of children is a primary concern of the school. Those persons who drive vehicles on or
near school property should exercise caution at all times.
Fire drills are held monthly. When the alarm sounds, students will go quickly and quietly
outside the building to designated areas. An announcement will be made when students are to
return to the room. Additional safety drills (evacuation, lockdown, etc...) may be held
throughout the year.
The school must be kept informed by parents of transportation arrangements for each child.
Cada mes se efectuará un simulacro de incendio. Cuando suene la alarma los estudiantes
saldrán rapidamente y silenciosamente del edificio a una area asignada. Se les anunciará
cuando regresar al salón de clase. Otros simulacros se practicarán para la seguridad de los
alumnos durante el año escolar.
Field trips are planned to extend and enhance classroom experiences when opportunities and
resources permit. Each participating student must have a permission form signed by the parent
or guardian. Transportation is usually provided by school buses. Students are supervised and
chaperoned by adults while on field trips. Field trip permission slips must be completed,
signed and returned to the student’s teacher before the date of the planned trip. Notes and
telephone calls from parents cannot be accepted as a form of approval to attend a field trip.
No permission slip, no trip.
Permisos para poder participar en excursiones tendrán que estar completos, firmados y
regresados a el maestro/a antes del dìa de la excursión. Notas y llamadas por teléfono para dar
permiso no serán aceptadas para que su hijo/a pueda atender la excursión. Sin su permiso no
hay excursión!
Students are required to follow school rules and guidelines while on a field trip, the same as in
the classroom at school. Students shall at all times, follow the instructions and directives of
teachers, sponsors, or chaperones in charge of the field trip. Whenever a student misbehaves
on a field trip, disciplinary action will be taken which may include warning, in-school
suspension, out-of-school suspension, or expulsion.
When homework is assigned, it will be given in modest amounts. Please encourage your child
to do his/her homework and to take pride in his/her work. Homework helps build
responsibility and self-discipline.
Cuando se asigne tarea, la tarea serà en cantidad apropiada. Por favor anime a su hijo/a que
haga su tarea y que tenga orgullo en su trabajo. La tarea ayuda a promover responsabilidad y
Parents at Dr. C. M. Cash Elementary are welcome and encouraged to visit our school.
Visitation should be restricted to the class in which your child is a member and scheduled at a
time convenient for the class.
Any and all visitors who request any interaction with students must be entered into the Raptor
system. The RAPTOR Visitor Identification System is designed to monitor all visitors to the
campus. There are three primary aspects of this program: 1) to maintain a registry of all
visitors to the campus; 2) to identify any Registered Sexual Offender (RSO) attempting to gain
access; and, 3) to identify any person who might attempt access but who is restricted due to
any number of reasons, such as parental custodial matters or court-ordered restrictions. Visits
to individual classrooms during instructional time shall be permitted only with the principal’s
approval, and such visits shall not be permitted if their duration or frequency interferes with
the delivery of instruction or disrupts the normal school environment.
En la escuela de Dr. C. M. Cash Elementary se le da la bienvenida y apoyo a todo padre de
que venga a visitar la escuela. Toda visita serà en la clase en donde este inscribido su hijo/a y
serà durante un horario apropiada para el maestro/a y el padre. Padres y otros visitantes son
bienvenidos y pedimos que visiten otras escuela en el distrito escolar. Se le pide a todo
visitante que por favor pase por la oficina de la directora. Visitas durante instrucciòn seràn
permitidas con el consentimiento de la directora y no se permitiràn visitas si el tiempo de
visita es de largo tiempo o frequencia que interrupe la instrucciòn.
When it is necessary to send money to school for pictures, field trips, lost textbooks,
fundraisers, etc., we request that it be only the designated amount needed (it is difficult for us
to make change) and it be placed in an envelope with the child’s name and the teacher’s name
on it. It is difficult to trace lost money, therefore, do not allow your child to come to school
with large amounts of money (more than $5.00). We are not responsible for lost money.
Cuando sea necesario mandar dinero a la escuela para fotos, excursiones, textos perdidos,
otras actividades como para levantar fondos, pedimos que por favor ponga el dinero en un
sobre y escriba el nombre de su hijo/a en el sobre. Es dificil localizar dinero perdido,
asi que por favor haga todo lo posible de mandar billetes chicos.
Written reports of student grades and absences shall be issued to parents at least once every six
weeks. At the end of the first three weeks of a grading period, the parent will be notified if the
student’s grade average is near or below 70 or below the expected level of performance. If a
student receives a six-week grade of less than 70 in any class or subject, the parent will be
requested to schedule a conference with the teacher of that class or subject. The report card
shall state whether tutorials are required or recommended for a student who receives a grade
below 70 in a class or subject.
Reportes de calificaciones y ausencias de cada estudiante se mandarà a los padres por lo
minimo una vez cada seis semanas. Al final de las primeras tres semanas de cada periodo, el
padre recibirà una notificaciòn del estudiante si sus calificaciones son un 70 o menos. Si el
estudiante/a recibe una calificaciòn de menos de un 70 se le requiere al padre que haga una
cita de conferencia con el maestro/a. El reporte notarà si su hijo/a requiere asistencia después
de escuela.
San Benito CISD is utilizing a parent access site for the 2013-2014 school year. The Parent
Portal will enable you to access your student’s grades online. In order to access the Parent
Portal site, parents/guardians will need contact the PEIMS clerk at 956-361-6700 to schedule a
username & password. To ensure student confidentiality, parents will need to sign for their
username & password.
El distrito escolar tendrá disponible un sitio en el internet para que los padres puedan informarse del las
calificaciones de su hijo/a. Para tener acceso a este sitio, los padres interesados necesitán llamarle a la
secretaria al 956-361-6700 para obtener su contraseña y nombre de usuario.
The District provides special programs for gifted and talented, bilingual, migrant, dyslexic
students and for those with disabilities. A student or parent with questions about these
programs should contact the principal; the coordinator of each program can answer questions
about eligibility requirements and programs and services offered in the District or by other
Becoming familiar with all of your child’s school activities and with the academic
programs, including special programs, offered in the district.
El distrito escolar provee programas especiales: bilingue, migrantes, dyslexia, educaciòn
especial, educaciòn para los niños que poseen talentos/dones. Si ústed tiene preguntas tocante
uno de los programas favor de llamar a la directora; el coordinador de cada programa le
contestarà sus preguntas tocante los requisitos/servicios de cada programa que se provee.
Discussing with the counselor or principal any questions you may have about the
options and opportunities available to your child.
Attending scheduled conferences and requesting additional conferences as needed. To
schedule a telephone or in-person conference with a teacher, counselor, or principal,
please call the school office at 361-6700 for an appointment. The teacher will usually
return your call or meet with you during his or her conference period or before or after
Participating in campus parent organizations. Parent organizations include: PTO,
Parent Advisory Council for After School Program, Mighty Pups Chess Club, etc.
Serving as a parent representative on the district-level or campus-level planning
committees, assisting in the development of educational goals and plans to improve
student achievement
Serving on the School Health Advisory Council, assisting the district in ensuring local
community values are reflected in health education instruction.
In order for all students to have academic success at Dr. C. M. Cash Elementary, it is
necessary to have good attendance and to be punctual to school. The establishment of good
habits relative to these items may be greatly beneficial to the student in later life.
Excessive absences will merit home visit from the district attendance officer and possible
truancy charges. As per Texas Education Code, § 25.092. MINIMUM ATTENDANCE
FOR CLASS CREDIT. (a) Except as provided by this section, a student may not be given
credit for a class unless the student is in attendance for at least 90 percent of the days the class
is offered.
Students that are not zoned to Dr. C. M. Cash Elementary and have excessive tardies
(more than 3 per six weeks) and/or absences (more than 2 per six weeks) will be
withdrawn from our school and be asked to register at their neighborhood school.
Aquellos estudiantes que no pertenecen a Dr. C. M. Cash Elementary y llegan tarde muy
seguido (más de 3 veces durante un periodo de seis semanas) y estan ausentes muy seguido
(más de dos veces durante un periodo de seis semanas), serán transferidos a la escuela que les
corresponda según su dirección.
Students will be rewarded at the end of each six weeks with a ribbon/certificate. Students who
have perfect attendance for the entire school year will receive a trophy the very last day of
El personaje de Dr. C. M. Cash Elementary considera buen asistencia/atendencia y
puntualidad entrenamiento necesario para todo estudiante.
Un oficial del distrito hará una visita a casa si hay un exceso de ausencias. También es posible
que se le sancione legalmente en caso de no obedecer la regla.
La creaciòn de estos bueno habitos seràn de gran beneficio para el futuro.
Many school learning experiences are greatly enhanced with educational volunteers. This
includes both volunteering at school, and/or working on projects at home. Parent volunteers
are necessary, encouraged, and appreciated. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer,
contact us at school. WE NEED AND WANT YOU to volunteer and/or participate in school
activities and committees! To volunteer at the school’s parent center please call 361-6820.
Habra un centro de padres para que vengan y nos ayuden en la escuela tantas veces que
gusten. Llame al 361-6700.
Encouraging your child to put a high priority on education and working with your child
on a daily basis to make the most of the educational opportunities the school provides.
Ensuring that your child completes all homework assignments and special projects and
comes to school each day prepared, rested, and ready to learn.
A student’s school records are confidential and are protected from unauthorized inspection or
use. A cumulative record is maintained for each student from the time the student enters the
District until the student withdraws or graduates. This record moves with the student from
school to school. By law, both parents, whether married, separated, or divorced, have access
to the records of a student who is under 18 or a dependent for tax purposes. A parent whose
rights have been legally terminated will be denied access to the records if the school is given a
copy of the court order terminating these rights.
Los archivos de todo estudiante son confidencial y son protejidos del uso o inspecciòn por
alquien que no sea autorizado para revisarlos. Se acumula un archivo de cada estudiante desde
el dìa que el es inscribido en el distrito hasta el dìa que el/ella se salga de el distrito o se
gradue. Estos archivos siguen al estudiante de escuela a escuela. Por ley, los dos padres, sean
casados, separados, divorciados, tienen derecho para revisar los archivos de el estudiante si el
estudiante es menor de 18 años o es un dependiente. Al padre a quien se le hagan quitado
legalmente todo derecho no se le permitirà obtener los archivos si se le provea un copia de la
corte deciendo que todo derecho se le ha quitado al padre.
State-approved textbooks are provided free of charge for each subject or class; a student is
required to use these books carefully. Books must be covered by the student, as directed by
the teacher; a student who is issued a damaged book should report that fact to the teacher.
Any student failing to return a book issued by the school shall lose the right to have free
textbooks assigned until the book is returned or paid for by the parent or guardian. A student
shall be given textbooks for use at school during the school day.
Textos aprovados por el estado se le provee gratis a todo estudiante para cual ser curso; se le
requiere a todo estudiante que utilize los textos con mucho cuidado. Todo texto debe tener un
cupierto; como lo es dirijido por el maestro/a. Si se le provee un texto dañado el estudiante
debe reportarlo al maestro/a. Cual ser estudiante que no regresa un texto no se le proveera
otro texto hasta que el regrese o pague por el texto perdido. Textos se le daràn al estudiante
para que use en la escuela durante el dìa escolar.
The process described in this policy shall not be construed to create new or additional rights
beyond those granted by law or Board policy, nor to require a full evidentiary hearing or
"mini-trial" at any level.
In accordance with State statutes, the district may charge student fees for certain activities,
courses and services that may require additional funding and may assess fines when school
property is damaged or lost.
Neither the Board nor any District employee shall unlawfully retaliate against any student or
parent for bringing a concern or complaint.
Fundraising activities will be held throughout the school year to fund student activities such as
(but not limited to): Schlitterbahn, End-of-Year Field Day, December T-Shirts.
Level of participation will determine necessary contributions for participation.
Except as addressed by SPECIFIC COMPLAINTS, below, this policy applies to all
complaints or grievances from students or parents.
Trophies/ribbons/certificates will be awarded at the end of the year in the
including but not limited to the following categories:
Trofeos se presentaràn al fin del año en las siguientes categorias:
*Principal’s Award all “A” every reporting period
*Most Improved
*Fine Arts
*Perfect Attendance (must be in school from the 1st instructional day of school until the last
day of instruction)
Should you wish to send a treat for your child’s classmates as a form of birthday celebration, it
may be done 20 minutes prior to the end of the school day with the principal’s and teacher’s
approval. The celebration must take place on the child’s birthday and is only for the child
and his classmates. All birthday treats must be taken to the office. Office personnel will
insure that the treats are taken to the classroom. (CUPCAKES ONLY!)
Complaints alleging certain forms of harassment shall be processed in accordance with FFH.
For more information on how to proceed with complaints regarding:
Alleged discrimination, see FB.
Loss of credit on the basis of attendance, see FEC.
Removal to a disciplinary alternative education program, see FOC.
Expulsion, see FOD and the Student Code of Conduct.
Identification, evaluation, or educational placement of a student with a disability within the
scope of Section 504,
see FB.
Identification, evaluation, educational placement, or discipline of a student with a disability
within the scope of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, see EHBA, FOF, and the
parents' rights handbook provided to parents of all students referred to special education.
Instructional materials, see EFA.
On-campus distribution of nonschool materials, see FNAA.
A commissioned peace officer who is an employee of the District,
see CKE.
Celebraciones de cumpleanos no son recomendadas. Si desea enviar un “cariñito” para cada
estudiante en clase se puede ser 20 minutos antes del fin del dìa escolar. Pero primeramente
tiene que ser aprobado por la directora y el/la maestra/o. La celebracion sera limitada
solamente para los alumnus y el/la maestra. (SOLAMENTE PASTELITOS!)
For purposes of this policy, terms are defined as follows:
The Board encourages students and parents to discuss their concerns and complaints through
informal conferences with the appropriate teacher, principal, or other campus administrator.
Concerns should be expressed as soon as possible to allow early resolution at the lowest
possible administrative level.
If an informal conference regarding a complaint fails to reach the outcome requested by the
student or parent, the student or parent may initiate the formal process described below by
timely filing a written complaint form.
Even after initiating the formal complaint process, students and parents are encouraged to seek
informal resolution of their concerns. A student or parent whose concerns are resolved may
withdraw a formal complaint at any time.
Complaint forms and appeal notices may be filed by hand-delivery, fax, or U.S. Mail. Handdelivered filings shall be timely filed if received by the appropriate administrator or designee
by the close of business on the deadline. Fax filings shall be timely filed if they are received
on or before the deadline, as indicated by the date/time shown on the fax copy. Mail filings
shall be timely filed if they are postmarked by U.S. Mail on the deadline and received by the
appropriate administrator or designated representative no more than three days after the
The terms "complaint" and "grievance" shall have the same meaning.
At Levels One and Two, "response" shall mean a written communication to the student or
parent from the appropriate administrator. Responses may be hand-delivered or sent by U.S.
Mail to the student's or parent's mailing address of record. Mailed responses shall be timely if
they are postmarked by U.S. Mail on the deadline and received by the student or parent or
designated representative no more than three days after the response deadline.
"Representative" shall mean any person who or organization that is designated by the student
or parent to represent the student or parent in the complaint process. A student may be
represented by an adult at any level of the complaint.
The student or parent may designate a representative through written notice to the District at
any level of this process. If the student or parent designates a representative with fewer than
three days' notice to the District before a scheduled conference or hearing, the District may
reschedule the conference or hearing to a later date, if desired, in order to include the District's
"Days" shall mean District business days. In calculating time lines under this policy, the day a
document is filed is "day zero," and all deadlines shall be determined by counting the
following day as "day one."
Complaints arising out of an event or a series of related events shall be addressed in one
complaint. A student or parent shall not bring separate or serial complaints arising from any
event or series of events that have been or could have been addressed in a previous complaint.
All time limits shall be strictly followed unless modified by mutual written consent.
If a complaint form or appeal notice is not timely filed, the complaint may be dismissed, on
written notice to the student or parent, at any point during the complaint process. The student
or parent may appeal the dismissal by seeking review in writing within ten days, starting at the
level at which the complaint was dismissed. Such appeal shall be limited to the issue of
Each party shall pay its own costs incurred in the course of the complaint.
Complaints under this policy shall be submitted in writing on a form provided by the District.
Copies of any documents that support the complaint should be attached to the complaint form.
If the student or parent does not have copies of these documents, copies may be presented at
the Level One conference. After the Level One conference, no new documents may be
submitted unless the student or parent did not know the documents existed before the Level
One conference.
A complaint form that is incomplete in any material aspect may be dismissed, but may be
refiled with all the requested information if the refiling is within the designated time for filing
a complaint.
Complaint forms must be filed:
Within 15 days of the date the student or parent first knew, or with reasonable diligence
should have known, of the decision or action giving rise to the complaint or grievance; and
With the lowest level administrator who has the authority to remedy the alleged problem.
In most circumstances, students and parents shall file Level One complaints
with the campus principal.
If the only administrator who has authority to remedy the alleged problem is the
Superintendent or designee, the complaint may begin at Level Two following the procedure,
including deadlines, for filing the complaint form at Level One.
If the complaint is not filed with the appropriate administrator, the receiving administrator
must note the date and time the complaint form was received and immediately forward the
complaint form to the appropriate administrator.
The appropriate administrator shall hold a conference with the student or parent within ten
days after receipt of the written complaint.
The administrator shall have ten days following the conference to provide the student or parent
a written response.
If the student or parent did not receive the relief requested at Level One or if the time for a
response has expired, the student or parent may request a conference with the Superintendent
designee to appeal the Level One decision.
The appeal notice must be filed in writing, on a form provided by the District, within ten days
after receipt of a response or, if no response was received, within ten days of the response
deadline at Level One.
The Superintendent or designee shall hold a conference within ten days after the appeal notice
is filed. At the conference, the Superintendent or designee shall consider only the issues and
documents presented at Level One and identified in the Level Two appeal notice. The
Superintendent or designee shall have ten days following the conference to provide the student
or parent a written response.
If the student or parent did not receive the relief requested at Level Two or if the time for a
response has expired, the student or parent may appeal the decision to the Board.
The appeal notice must be filed in writing, on a form provided by the District, within ten days
after receipt of a response or, if no response was received, within ten days of the response
deadline at Level Two.
The Superintendent or designee shall inform the student or parent of the date, time, and place
of the Board meeting at which the complaint will be on the agenda for presentation to the
The Superintendent or designee shall provide the Board with copies of the complaint form, all
responses, all appeal notices, and all written documentation previously submitted by the
student or parent or the administration. The Board shall consider only those issues and
documents presented at the preceding levels and identified in the appeal notice.
The District shall determine whether the complaint will be presented in open or closed
meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act and other applicable law. [See BE]
The presiding officer may set reasonable time limits and guidelines for the presentation. The
Board shall hear the complaint and may request that the administration provide an explanation
for the decisions at the preceding levels.
In addition to any other record of the Board meeting required by law, the Board shall prepare a
separate record of the Level Three presentation. The Level Three presentation, including the
presentation by the student or parent or the student's representative, any presentation from the
administration, and questions from the Board with responses, shall be recorded by audio
recording, video/audio recording, or court reporter.
The Board shall then consider the complaint. It may give notice of its decision orally or in
writing at any time up to and including the next regularly scheduled Board meeting. If for any
reason the Board fails to reach a decision regarding the complaint by the end of the next
regularly scheduled meeting, the lack of a response by the Board upholds the administrative
decision at Level Two.
Equal Opportunity
The District shall provide equal opportunities to all individuals within its jurisdiction or
geographic boundaries. Education Code 1.002(a)
No officer or employee of the District shall, when acting or purporting to act in an official
capacity, refuse to permit any student to participate in any school program because of the
student's race, religion, color, sex, or national origin. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code 106.001
The District may not deny services to any individual eligible to participate in its special
education program, but it shall provide individuals with disabilities special educational
services as authorized by law. Education Code 1.002(b)
No person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to
discrimination by any district that receives federal financial assistance, on the basis of any of
the following protected characteristics:
Sex. Race, color, or national origin. Disability, or relationship or association with an
individual with a disability. [See EHB, EHBA series, and GA] 20 U.S.C. 1681 (Title VI); 42
U.S.C. 2000d (Title IX); 20 U.S.C. 1400 et seq. (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act);
29 U.S.C. 794 (Section 504); 42 U.S.C. 12132 (Americans with Disabilities Act [ADA])
Sexual harassment of students is discrimination on the basis of sex under Title IX. Franklin v.
Gwinnett County Schools, 503 U.S. 60 (1992) [See also DIA and FFH]
The District shall designate at least one employee to coordinate its efforts to comply with Title
IX, Section 504, and the ADA. The District shall notify all students and employees of the
name, office address, and telephone number of the employee(s) so designated.
The District shall adopt and publish grievance procedures for prompt and equitable resolution
of student complaints alleging discrimination under these statutes. [See FNG]
34 CFR 106.8 (Title IX); 34 CFR 104.7 (Section 504)
The District shall not coerce, intimidate, threaten, retaliate against, or interfere with any
person who attempts to assert a right protected by the above laws or cooperates with
investigation and enforcement proceedings under these laws. 34 CFR 100.7(e) (Title VI),
104.61 (Section 504), 106.71 (Title IX)
The Texas Education Agency shall produce and provide to school districts a written
explanation of the options and requirements for providing assistance to students who have
learning difficulties or who need or may need special education. The explanation must state
that a parent is entitled at any time to request an evaluation of the parent's child for special
education services under Education Code 29.004. Each school year, each district shall provide
the written explanation to a parent of each district student by including the explanation in the
student handbook or by another means.
Education Code 26.0081
A "student with a disability" is one who has, has a record of having, or is regarded as having a
physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.
"Major life activities" means such functions as caring for one's self, performing manual tasks,
walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, and working.
34 CFR 104.3(j)
The District shall provide a free appropriate public education to each qualified student with a
disability within the District's jurisdiction, regardless of the nature or severity of the student's
A student with a disability is "qualified" if he or she is between the ages of three and 21,
inclusive. 28 CFR 35.104(l)(2)
An appropriate education is the provision of regular or special education and related services
that are:
*Designed to meet the student's individual educational needs as adequately as the needs of
students who do not have disabilities are met; and
*Based on adherence to procedures that satisfy federal requirements for educational setting,
evaluation and placement, and procedural safeguards, as set forth below.
34 CFR 104.33(b)
Implementation of an individualized education program (IEP) under IDEA is one means for
providing FAPE. 34 CFR 104.33(b)(2)
The District shall place a student with a disability in the regular educational environment,
unless the District demonstrates that education in the regular environment with the use of
supplemental aids and services cannot be achieved satisfactorily. 34 CFR 104.34(a)
In providing or arranging for nonacademic and extracurricular services and activities, the
District shall ensure that a student with a disability participates with students who do not have
disabilities to the maximum extent appropriate to the needs of the student with a disability. 34
CFR 104.34(b), 104.37
The District shall establish standards and procedures for the evaluation and placement of
persons who, because of disability, need or are believed to need special education and related
services. The District shall conduct an evaluation before the initial placement, or any
significant change in placement, of the student. 34 CFR 104.35
The District shall establish a system of procedural safeguards with respect to the identification,
evaluation, and educational placement of persons who need or are believed to need special
instruction or related services.
The system shall include notice, an opportunity for the student's parent or guardian to examine
relevant records, an impartial hearing with the opportunity for participation by the student's
parents or guardian and representation by counsel, and a review procedure. Compliance with
the procedural safeguards of IDEA is one means of meeting this requirement. 34 CFR 104.36
The District shall adopt policies and practices to ensure that homeless children are not
stigmatized or segregated on the basis of their homeless status. [See EHBD and FDC]
The District shall designate an appropriate staff person as the District liaison for homeless
children. The District shall inform school personnel, service providers, and advocates working
with homeless families of the duties of the liaison. [See FFC]
No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, 42 U.S.C. 11432(g)(1)(J)(i), (ii)
The District may not substantially burden a student's free exercise of religion, unless the
burden is in furtherance of a compelling governmental interest and is the least restrictive
means of furthering that interest. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code 110.003 [See also DAA and GA]
No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in,
denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination by any district receiving federal
financial assistance. 20 U.S.C. 1681(a)
The District shall not provide any course or otherwise carry out any of its educational
programs or activities separately on the basis of sex, or require or refuse participation therein
on the basis of sex, including health, physical education, industrial, business, vocational,
technical, home economics, music, and adult education courses.
34 CFR 106.34
The District may provide separate toilet, locker room, and shower facilities on the basis of sex,
but the facilities provided for one sex shall be comparable to the facilities provided for the
other sex. 34 CFR 106.33
Portions of classes in elementary and secondary school that deal exclusively with human
sexuality may be conducted in separate sessions for boys and girls. 34 CFR 106.34
The District may make requirements based on vocal range or quality that may result in a
chorus or choruses of one or predominantly one sex. 34 CFR 106.34
The District shall not, on the basis of sex, exclude any student from admission to an institution
of vocational education or any other school or educational unit operated by the District unless
the District otherwise makes available to the student, pursuant to the same policies and criteria
of admission, comparable courses, services, and facilities.
34 CFR 106.35
A recipient shall not apply any rule concerning a student's actual or potential parental, family,
or marital status that treats students differently on the basis of sex. 34 CFR 106.40 [See FND]
The District may group students in physical education classes and activities by ability as
assessed by objective standards of individual performance developed and applied without
regard to sex. 34 CFR 106.34
Where use of a single standard of measuring skill or progress in physical education classes has
an adverse effect on members of one sex, the District shall use appropriate standards that do
not have such effect. 34 CFR 106.34
The District may separate students by sex within physical education classes or activities during
participation in wrestling, boxing, rugby, ice hockey, football, basketball, and other sports the purpose or
major activity of which involves bodily contact.
34 CFR 106.34
The District shall not discriminate, on the basis of sex, in interscholastic or intramural athletics or provide
any such athletics separately on such basis.
The District may operate or sponsor separate teams for members of each sex where selection for such
teams is based upon competitive skill or the activity involved is a contact sport. However, where a
recipient operates or sponsors a team in a particular sport for members of one sex but not for members of
the other sex, and athletic opportunities for members of that sex have previously been limited, members of
the excluded sex must be allowed to try-out for the team offered unless the sport involved is a contact
A district that operates or sponsors interscholastic or intramural athletics shall provide equal athletic
opportunity for members of both sexes. The following factors shall be considered in determining whether
the District provides equal athletic opportunities:
Whether the selection of sports and levels of competition effectively accommodate the interests and
abilities of members of both sexes; Provision of equipment and supplies; Scheduling of games and
practice time; Travel and per diem allowance; Opportunity to receive coaching and academic tutoring;
Assignment and compensation of coaches and tutors; Provision of locker rooms and practice and
competitive facilities; Provision of medical and training facilities and services;
Provision of housing and dining facilities and services; and Publicity. 34 CFR 106.41
All students must adhere to the San Benito C.I.S.D. policies and procedures, the student code of
conduct, in addition to the Dr. C. M. Cash Elementary student handbook.
For District “Student Policy and Procedure” go to
It is the policy of the San Benito CISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin,
gender, or disability in its educational and Career and Technology programs, activities as required by
Title VI or the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Es norma del distrito escolar de San Benito no discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacíonal,
sexo o impedimento, en sus programas, servicios o actividades en los programas educacíonales y de
carreras y tecnologia, tal como lo requieren el Título VI o de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964.
To find a copy of the Dr. C. M. Cash Student Handbook online,
Go to
Click on Schools
Click on Dr. C. M. Cash Elementary
All students must adhere to the San Benito C.I.S.D. policies and procedures, student code
of conduct, in addition to the Dr. C. M. Cash Elementary student handbook.
For District “Student Policy and Procedure” go to
We urge you to read this handbook thoroughly and to discuss it with your child/children.
If you have any questions about the information provided, we encourage you to ask for
an explanation from the student’s teacher, the school counselor, or campus
All students must adhere to the San Benito C.I.S.D. policies and procedures, the San
Benito C.I.S.D. Student Code of Conduct, in addition to the Dr. C. M. Cash Elementary
student handbook.
The student and parent should each sign this page on the space provided below, then
return the page to the student’s school. Thank you.
We acknowledge that we have received the Dr. C. M. Cash Elementary Student
Handbook for the 2013-2014 school year and that we are responsible for
reading it.
Student’s Name:____________________________________________________________
(Please print)
Cut along the dotted line.
Dr. C. M. Cash Elementary has established the Dr. C. M. Cash Student Handbook in
order to provide information pertaining to our school and to promote a safe and orderly
learning environment for every student.
Student’s Signature: ________________________________________________________
Parent’s Name:_____________________________________________________________
(Please print
Parent’s Signature: _________________________________________________________
Teacher: _____________________________________________________Room #_______
Please sign this page, remove it, and return it to the school.
It is the policy of the San Benito CISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, or disability in its
educational and Career and Technology programs, activities as required by Title VI or the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Es norma del distrito escolar de San Benito no discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacíonal, sexo o impedimento, en sus
programas, servicios o actividades en los programas educacíonales y de carreras y tecnologia, tal como lo requieren el Título VI o de la
Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964.

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