Frequently Asked Questions
What time does school start and when are students allowed in the building?
School starts at 8:25 students are allowed in the building starting at 8:05 for breakfast. Students are considered tardy after 8:25.
What time is dismissal from school?
Car riders, bus riders, day care students, and walkers will be dismissed at 3:10. Students who need to be signed out early must be signed out by 2:30 through the front office.
Where is the car rider drop off and dismissal?
The car rider ramp located in the front of the school. Click here for a map of the car rider ramp. A sign issued by the school is required to pick up students at the car ramp. See the Student Handbook for more details about car rider drop off and dismissal. A sign is required to pick up a child. Contact the school office at 395-4000 to obtain a sign. ID is required.
How much is school breakfast and lunch?
Breakfast: Free for all students; Lunch: Paid student 2.25; Reduced student .40; Breakfast begins at 8:05.
How do I prepay for my child's lunch?
The cafeteria accepts cash, money orders or certified bank checks, for prepayments. Parents can pay for the week, month, or school year. Parents can also add money to their students' accounts by registering online and using myschoolbucks.com.
Where can I get a copy of the school handbook?
The Marshpoint school handbook available on the school website under the Resources tab or by following this link. If you don't have regular Internet access, you may request a paper copy of the handbook from the school office.
How is the best way to contact my child's teacher?
E-mail is probably the best way to contact a teacher. The addresses are listed on the "contact us" page of this website. Another good way is to send a note to the teacher or call 395-4000 to leave a voice mail. Teachers really value their instructional time; the contact methods listed avoid an interruption of classroom teaching time.
What are the requirements for the gifted program?
The gifted education program is an enrichment program for academically and creatively talented students. Students must meet entrance criteria in at least three of the four areas to qualify for gifted placement. The four areas are mental ability, achievement, creativity, and motivation.
What special area classes does my child have?
Marshpoint offers many special area classes for students which include: music, art, Spanish, computer, physical education, and enrichment. Fifth grade students also have band.
How much homework should my child have?
Kindergarten: 10 minutes
First Grade: 10-15 minutes
Second Grade: 20-30 minutes
Third Grade: 30-45 minutes
Fourth Grade: 30-45 minutes
Fifth Grade: 30-45 minutes
Where can I get a visitor's pass and why are they needed?
All visitors must enter the building from the front door of the school. After 8:25, the school utilizes a buzzer system to admit visitors. Visitors' passes are available in the front office. Visitors must sign-in in the notebook in the front office and get a visitor's sticker. Please make sure that you sign-in whenever you visit the school. This is a safety issue; the school office needs to keep track of all visitors in the building.
When do the communication folders go home?
The white and green communication folders go home every Wednesday. Please review the contents of this folder and sign and return it the next day.
When can my child join the chorus?
Students in grades four and five can join the chorus. Currently chorus practice is held before school certain days of the week.
How is honor roll calculated?
Students in grades 1-5 will be listed on the nine-weeks honor rolls in keeping with the following conditions and requirements: Honor Roll status includes students who have met the guidelines of the attendance policy, earned a 90 or above in at least four courses from language arts, reading, mathematics, social studies, and science (two of which must be in language arts, reading or mathematics) and who have earned at least an 80 or '"S" in all other courses including conduct. The principal may withhold a student's name from the honor roll if the student has a Level II or Level III offense as defined in the Student Code of Conduct. High Honor Roll status includes students who have met the guidelines of the attendance policy, earned a 90 or above in language arts, reading, mathematics, social studies, and science and an "S" or better in art, music, physical education, band, computer, foreign language, conduct and any other course. The principal may withhold a student's name from the honor roll if the student has a Level II or Level III offense as defined in the Student Code of Conduct.