Breakfast 8:00 A.M.Classes Begin 8:30 A.M.Morning Kdgn Ends 11:25 A.M.Afternoon Kdgn Starts 12:30 P.M.Classes Dismissed 3:25 P.M.
MissionI believe I can learn the skills necessary to become a caring, creative, and productive person. I believe I can demonstrate:*A positive attitude*Proficiency in reading, math, written communication, social studies, science and technology*Academic and social problem solving skills *Independence, responsibility, and healthy self-esteem
Mondays Menu Deli Turkey on Wheat SunChips Baby Carrots Mandarin Oranges Raspberry Sherbet Milk
Be Safe Use the crosswalks when crossing the street and look both ways (Parents - look-out for the children)
Information for Parents, Guardians and Students
Mission Statement for Cottonwood: I believe that I can learn the skills necessary to become a caring, creative, and productive person. I believe I can demonstrate:Independence, responsibility, and healthy self-esteemA positive attitudeProficiency in reading, math, written communication, social studies, science and technology.Academic and social problem solving skillsStaff, parents, and the community will provide the support necessary to achieve this mission.
Cottonwood MottoWorking Together Learning Together
General Information IndexStudent Arrivals/DismissalsOffice HoursAttendance/AbsenceSchool SafetyStudent Behavior/ DisciplineThreats of ViolenceWeaponsCrisis ManagementHarassmentSchool ClosingVisitorsParent/Teacher GroupGuidance ServicesSummer School
General Information continuedMake-Up workIllnessHelping Students SucceedBirthday PartiesAnimals/PlantsElectronic Mail & InternetContact Position/ Person for CottonwoodContact Person for district-wide concernsContact Person for Board of Education Policies
Student Arrivals/Dismissals 8:00 Breakfast begins at Cottonwood 8:20 a.m. Doors open/ First bell rings 8:30 a.m. All morning classes begin 11:25 a.m. Morning kindergarten dismissed 12:30 p.m. Afternoon kindergarten classes begin 3:25 p.m. Dismissal
Office Hours at Cottonwood Elementary office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Attendance/AbsencesPlease contact the school office by 9:000 a.m. on the day(s) your student will be absent.The students absence will be marked unexcused if no contact from home is made to the school prior to 9:00 a.m.Unexcused absences on 3 consecutive school days, or 5 days in a semester, or 7 days in a school year will result in a report of truancy.
School SafetyAll doors will be locked by 9:00 a.m. except for the Main (southwest) door at Cottonwood School.Report any safety concerns to school staff. Kansas School Safety Hotline # is: 1-877-6262-8203.
Student Behavior/DisciplineCourtesy, respect, and self-discipline is a mutual responsibility of the home and school.Cottonwood school wide discipline plan includes the following: Student conferences/student action plansDetentionParent/Student conferencesSuspension, and/or expulsion if necessary
Threats of ViolenceAll threats (verbal, written, or physical) are taken seriously.There is no such thing as just joking.1. Threats should be reported immediately2. Administration will investigate the seriousness of the threat.3. Disciplinary action will follow district policy.
WeaponsDangerous weapon means any article not commonly or commonly used or designed to inflict bodily harm.Students found in possession of a weapon will be subject to disciplinary action including expulsion and will be referred to law enforcement.
Crisis Management Cottonwood has a Crisis Management Plan in which to deal with catastrophic events such as: TornadosWeaponsFiresBomb threatsSudden death situations
HarassmentRacial and sexual harassment will not be tolerated in the USD 305 District.1. Harassment should be reported immediately to authorities.2. School/District will promptly investigate all complaints of harassment and take corrective action.
School ClosingsIn the event of bad weather or other emergencies the Superintendent of Schools may make the decision to close Salina Public Schools.Listen to radio stations: KSAL/KY94, KINA/KSKG, KQNS, KZBZ, KSAJ, KCVS, KILS and KHCC/KHCD
You are always welcome to visit your child's classroom.Please make an appointment by sending a note or by phone.Stop by the office to let staff know when you arrive and pick up a visitors badge.
Parent/Teacher Association Cottonwood has an active PTAPrevious fund-raisers included:BingoChili Feed & Book FairPopcorn SalesJT EnterprisesContact PTA Co-Presidents, Karina Reinert or Bevin Welsch, for further information.
Guidance ServicesCounseling can be initiated by a request of the student, parent, or school personnel.Counseling services can be individual and/or group counseling.Mrs. Heath is our counselor
Extended LearningThe extended learning program is designed for remedial help in reading.Information regarding extended school programs will be available in the Spring, contact the Principal, Jerry Baxa
Make-Up WorkTwo days are allowed to make up work missed for each day of absence.Specific questions regarding students homework, please contact the teacher.
IllnessWhen students are ill, they should remain at home.Students returning to school need to have a written excuse if normal school activities are to be limited.If a student becomes ill during the school day, the designated adult will be contacted.Please keep emergency phone numbers and contact persons names updated.
Helping Students SucceedEncourage and expect high performanceShow interest in what your child doesProvide proper conditions for home studyLimit time spent watching TVProvide proper supervision at home if you are unable to be thereAttend parent meetings
Parties & CelebrationsSchedule with teacher in advance to bring simple birthday treats.Carbonated Beverages are not allowed.Healthy snacks are encouraged. Please limit the amount of candy.Treats MUST be pre-packaged.
Animals/PlantsCottonwood follows the Animals in Kansas Schools Guidelines prepared by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.Students must receive prior permission from teacher and building principal. Proper care & handling procedures will be followed.
Electronic Mail & InternetStudents must demonstrate responsible behavior when accessing the Internet on school computers.Parents must sign a permission/agreement form before students are allowed electronic mail or internet usage.
Contact Position/Person for Cottonwood: 309-4600 Principal: Jerry BaxaLead Teacher: Vicki ScanlonSFA Facilitator: Patricia HuertaCounselor: Mary Jo HeathESL Interpreter: Ana GonzalezNurse: Mary Lou McKenzie
Contact Position/Person for Cottonwood: 309-4600 Psychologist: Mike WilliamsSocial Worker: Kim StoeberVolunteer Coordinator: Renee CornSecretary: Debbie Shirack
Dr. Peg Dokken-Opat, Executive Director of Administrative & Student Services 785-309-4721OrDr. Rob Winter, Superintendent of Schools785-309-4727