School Information

SCHOOL HOURS:

  • 9:00 - 3:25 Grades K-5
  • 8:00 - 4:00 School Office Hours
  • EARLY RELEASE 12:45

Students should not arrive prior to 8:40, the time when adult supervision is provided.

Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures


STUDENT ATTENDANCE/ABSENCES:

Parents are requested to call the school by 9:00 a.m. if their child will be absent. In addition, a written note explaining the absence is required when the student returns to school. We discourage family trips/vacations during school time; such absences are unexcused.

When a child arrives at school after 9:00 am, they must sign in at the office before going to the classroom. Please accompany your child to the office to sign them in.

If your child needs to be picked up before the school day is over, please send in a note that states when you will pick the student up.

When picking up, parents should go directly to the office and the secretary will call the classroom for your child. You must sign out the student at this time in the white notebooks located in the office. Going directly to the classroom is not permitted.


HEALTH ROOM:

Our health technician who is with us daily is Mrs. Sandy Copp.

No medication can be administered in school without the completion of MCPS Form 525-13, "Authorization To Administer Prescribed Medication." This form requires both the written permission of the parent/guardian and a physician's statement. Forms are available in the school office and are required for each episode of illness and for each medication ordered.


CONFERENCES:

Parent-teacher conferences are scheduled at the end of the first marking period in November. If you wish to meet with your child's teacher before November, please send a note or call to make an appointment.


EMERGENCY INFORMATION CARD:

During the first week of school you will receive 4 yellow emergency cards that need to be filled out and returned immediately. If any changes occur during the school year, please update this information in the main office. Form 565-1


EARLY RELEASE DAYS:

On early release days all students (K-5) are dismissed at 12:45 p.m. after lunch.


SCHOOL LUNCH:

Beginning the first day of school, lunch will be served in the cafeteria (i.e., All Purpose room). If your child has an allergy to specific food products, please notify the classroom teacher and cafeteria manager. Each month a menu will be sent home with your child.


School Meals Information


DELAYED OPENINGS, EARLY CLOSINGS & SNOW DAYS:

Sometimes it becomes necessary to close or delay the opening of school because of inclement weather or other emergency conditions. Information can be found at the following sources:

  • Montgomery County Public Schools Web Site - The MCPS home page immediately displays emergency announcements (in bold red letters at the top of the page) when appropriate.
  • Subscribe to the MCPS Newsfeed - Receive alerts to your computer about early dismissals, emergencies, and other news.
  • E-mail Notification - Sign up for our e-mail news service, QuickNotes. To subscribe, enter your name and e-mail address under "Get MCPS QuickNotes." Subscribe to QuickNotes
  • Telephone Information Service - Call 301-279-3673 for recorded information.
  • Cable TV - Cable Channel 34 is available to all county residents with cable television access through converter box mechanisms or cable-ready television sets.
  • Local radio and television stations - Tune in to local stations for information.
  • MCPS Twitter

DELAYED OPENINGS:

Usually a 2 hour delay in opening. Decisions regarding a late start will be made by 6:00 am.


EARLY CLOSINGS:

School will end at 12:25 pm.


SNOW DAY:

No school! All MCPS and community activities are cancelled.


SCHOOL VISITS:

Montgomery County policy requires visitors to go to the school office first when visiting the school. Conferences with staff members should be scheduled in advance.

Parents volunteering any where in the school must sign in, in the volunteer logbook and wear a volunteer I.D. sticker. The stickers and logbooks are located in the office. The I.D. sticker must be worn at all times while in the school. This rule will be strictly enforced to ensure the security of our children. Please remember to sign out when leaving the school.


LOST & FOUND:

When items are found at school, they are brought to the stage in the APR. Please put the student's name on all articles of outer clothing, lunch boxes & backpacks. We will be donating the lost and found items throughout the year, please be sure to check the lost and found regularly if you have a lost item.


STUDENT LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

  • STUDENT COUNCIL: Each class elects a representative and an alternate. There are regular Student Council meetings and Student Council sponsored service projects throughout the year.
  • PATROLS: Near the end of school year 4th grade students may sign up to become a Greenwood Safety Patrol. They must meet specific leadership criteria. Students can become Patrols during their 5th grade year.
  • FIELD TRIPS: Most classes take one or more field trips throughout the year. These trips are educational and serve as extensions to the curriculum content. Parents cover the cost of these trips. If this is a financial hardship to your family, please contact our guidance counselor, Mr. Lewis. Parents are often asked to assist as chaperones.

INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT SERVICES:

  • EDUCATIONAL SERVICES TEAM (EST): The EST is a group of staff members who meet with parents to discuss and to offer special consideration to children who are having difficulties in learning or other school related matters. Referrals to the EST are made by staff members and parents. The meetings are to provide a forum to discuss a child's need and recommend appropriate next steps towards helping the child meet with greater success. Parents are informed of such meetings and are urged to attend and participate.
  • ESOL: English for speakers of other languages. Helping students with their English proficiency.
  • READING SPECIALIST: Tests and diagnoses children in placement for reading. Teaches children on a regular basis who have special needs in reading instruction. Helps teachers plan and evaluate their teaching and acts as the testing and gifted & talented coordinator.
  • SPECIAL EDUCATOR: Consults with classroom teachers of children with special needs. Conducts diagnostic evaluations, provides skill instruction for children with learning disabilities. Students are scheduled on the basis of the requirements of the Individualized Educational Program (I.E.P.) for each student.
  • SPEECH PATHOLOGIST: Evaluates speech, listening and language skills of children referred with suspected communication problems. Meets with students in small groups or individually to build skills in these areas; makes recommendations to parents & teachers concerning learning needs.
  • GUIDANCE COUNSELOR: Works with students in a counseling and advisory role on individual problems or concerns common to elementary aged children. Available to discuss matters with parents about their child.