Urie General Information Index:
Opportunities for Involvement
Special Services Programs
Health and Medical Information
Lunch service is provided at Urie. We do not currently offer breakfast. Menus and prices are sent home each month and posted on the district Web site.
All UCSD#6 schools use a computerized payment and meal accounting system. Payments are credited to each student account. Payments should be made at the Urie school office.
Charges—Food Services provides a loaner if needed for a week; however, the student is expected to pay the charge the following day. Lunch balance notifications are sent to all parents once a month. If an account is in the negative, parents will receive a phone lunch account balance notification weekly. Any account deemed excessively in arrears will be turned over to collections.
Cold Lunches—Student’s names should be on their lunch bags or boxes. Milk may be purchased for 30 cents. Food items from home cannot be reheated at school.
Free and Reduced Price Meals—A new family application must be filed every year. Applications are available at the school office. Families are expected to pay for meals until their application is approved (usually takes just a few days). Families may apply at any time throughout the school year. If you need help filling out an application, call Tony Gillies at the district office at 786-4100. The Food Services calendar provides menu and other information on the district Web site, www.uinta6.k12.wy.us. If parents would like more information, they can contact Food Services Manager at 786-4100 Ext. 4106.
Students will be outside any time the temperature with wind chill is above 15°. Please make sure your child is dressed in warm clothing during cold weather. Snow boots or overshoes, gloves, hats and coats should be worn. All students are expected to participate in recess unless excused due to health restrictions.
Telephones may be used with permission from the student’s teacher or the principal. This is usually reserved only for important or emergency calls. Arrangements for after-school activities should be made prior to coming to school. If messages from parents for students are not called in before 1:30 p.m., the student may not receive the message before the end of the school day.
If teachers are unavailable, messages will be taken by office staff. Teachers make every effort to return calls as soon as possible. Generally, the best times for calling are 7:45–8:10 a.m. or 3:30–4:00 p.m.
Lost & Found/Article Identification
A lost and found table is located in the school lobby near the office. In order to ensure lost articles are returned to the owner, the student’s name should be sewn or marked on all clothing, backpacks, etc. Smaller items and money will be kept in the office. Parents should check the lost and found if they are missing an item. The lost and found is cleaned out on a regular basis and the items are taken to a local charity at the end of each nine-week term.
School safety is paramount to the Board of Trustees. All school visitors must check in at the office. While parents are always welcome and encouraged to visit the school, it is helpful if prior arrangements are made with the teacher or principal so the visitation can be coordinated with the class schedule.
Since playground supervisors do not know all parents, please do not come to the playground to visit with your child—it helps provide a safe environment. We do encourage parents to come and eat lunch with their children as often as they like. Please call before 9:00 a.m. to let us know on the days you want to eat lunch with your child.
School-age children from another school (including siblings) or from out of town are occasionally permitted to visit or attend school with your child with prior permission from the classroom teacher and principal.
Physical Education Participation
If illness, injury or a medical problem limits participation in P.E., please send a note of explanation from your doctor describing the physical problem, and the limit and duration of restrictions. Also, send a note when the child can return to full activity.
Personal Equipment & Toys
Students who ride bicycles to school are not to ride them on the school grounds at any time during the school day. It is the student’s responsibility to provide a chain and lock for the bicycle. The school/district is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged personal items—all should have the student’s name on them.
Toys and soft items such as basketballs, footballs, soccer, tennis or nerf balls, or jump ropes are discouraged. The district cannot be held responsible for damage or loss. Skateboards, rollerblades, hockey sticks, hard balls and bats, or toys are not allowed at school at any time.
Possession & use of portable electronic devices, including cellular phones—
Students may possess and use portable electronic devices, including but not limited to cellular telephones, MP3 players (iPods), subject to the limitations of district policies, regulations and rules.
- Students shall have no expectation of privacy in the possession of a portable electronic device which is used in violation of district policies, regulations and rules.
- Portable electronic devices may be used by students during the time in the morning before the school day starts, after the school day ends, and in the case of emergency.
- Portable electronic devices may not be used to interfere with the education environment, cause disruption to the district, or threaten.
Gum & Candy
Gum and candy are not allowed at school except with prior permission from the teacher for special occasions.
School birthday celebrations are usually limited to the child bringing individual commercially- purchased treats for the class. Any celebration or party invitation distribution must be approved by the principal and teacher prior to bringing them to school. With permission, invitations may be distributed only if the whole class receives one, or if all the boys or all the girls in the class receive one. Names, addresses and phone numbers should not be requested from the teacher.
Before/After School Building Use Guidelines
It is very important for students to want to be at school and to feel comfortable with being in the building. The district encourages students to take advantage of after school activities. However, due to supervision and safety concerns, students not involved in an approved activity must leave school property directly after dismissal. Students should not arrive at school prior to the designated arrival time of 7:50.
Extended Learning Programs
Schools in our district have extended-day programs such as Friday School, after-school tutoring and programs to develop skills in specific content areas. In addition, there are classroom intervention programs to assist students in language arts and math. At-risk students have access to summer school and support through the Building Intervention Team. Please contact the building principal to find out what is available to help your student at school.
Title I is the oldest federal program included in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. This program was reauthorized in 1994 under the Improving America’s Schools Act. Title I is designed to help disadvantaged children meet the challenging content and performance standards set by the State and District in the areas of reading/language arts and math.
The program provides financial assistance to schools based on the number of children from low-income families living in that attendance area. Although the achievement gap between disadvantaged children and other children has decreased over the past 20 years, many children in our society lack the educational opportunity and resources to become well educated.
Artists in Schools—Every building brings writers, readers, storytellers and/or dramatists into their schools for special assemblies, workshops and/or productions.
Field trips are scheduled by various classroom teachers to supplement classroom curriculum. Parents must sign an online permission slip, which is part of the student’s online registration forms to participate. Parent chaperones are welcome; however, there are space limitations on the activity buses.
Opportunities for Involvement
At the beginning of the school year, Urie holds an open house for families and students. This is an excellent opportunity to meet all school staff members and tour the facility. In addition,
we also have grade-level, parent open houses to communicate class and building goals, the academic program, and classroom organization and management.
Urie has a parent/teacher organization (PTO). The district strongly encourages parents to be involved in their child’s educational environment.
Parents volunteer in a variety of ways. Parent participation supports student success—ask the teacher or principal what the needs of your child’s classroom or school are and become involved!
Parents on Committees
Parents are invited to participate in the following committees: the district parent advisory council, the building collaborative decision-making team, the district and building school improvement teams.
Parent Climate Survey
Participation in the school’s periodic parent survey ensures that your perceptions of the school learning climate are considered. Parent and student surveys also provide the individual building’s collaborative decision-making and school improvement teams with a valuable source of information.
Schools have a variety of community partnership programs such as a grandparent volunteer program, civic group readers and mentors, and family reading/book fair nights.
Every school has a building news that is online.
The Urie web site is the best source of information about activities/events, schedules or schedule changes, outstanding student and staff achievements,and news about what is happening in your child’s school. Additional notices regarding other events are sent by phone message and posted online.
UCSD #6 provides a 24-hour hotline that allows students, parents or concerned citizens to anonymously report threats against themselves or someone they know, or of theft or vandalism of school property. Rewards are offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of individuals committing a crime. Call (1-800-78-CRIME or 1-800-782-7463 or http://www.wetip.com).
Safety is a primary concern on the playground, in the halls, gym and lunchroom, as well as in the classroom. Students are expected to demonstrate respect for themselves, others and school property. In addition, appropriate conduct, manners and language are expected.
School-wide expectations for students are generally to follow directions; to keep hands, feet and objects to themselves; to stay in their assigned places; to respect adults and classmates; and to complete all assignments on time.
Clothing with suggestive language, alcohol, tobacco or illegal substance logos are not allowed. Revealing clothing is not allowed. Extremely baggy pants or long shirts that cause safety concerns are also not allowed.
Students are expected to respect one another’s games and activities. No wrestling, tackling, piggybacking, shoving, pulling or other rough play is allowed. No throwing of snowballs, sticks, rocks or other objects that could be dangerous is allowed. Playground equipment is to be used only for the activity intended.
Conduct on Buses
Students who use district-provided transportation are required to follow the posted regulations and the directions of the bus driver. Students who violate the bus rules will receive a formal warning notice for the first offense. Students who continually violate district bus behavior expectations and/or create a safety issue will have their bus privileges suspended for a period of time depending upon the violation. (See Transportation web page: (www.uinta6.k12.wy.us/pages/UCSD6/Transportation)
The building discipline plan and procedures policy is in your school’s Student Expectations Handbook online, which also includes a letter from your principal, the school mission statement, the school improvement goals, the shared responsibility/learning agreement or compact, site specific rules and the school staff list.
Special Services Programs
Special education services in UCSD#6 include complete and comprehensive programs and service options. The district takes great pride in the professional commitment of staff, variety of services and quality of programs available to all students with disabilities in our district.
UCSD#6 provides services to educationally disabled children in full compliance with regulations and requirements of the Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) and the federal mandates as outlined in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
All students with disabilities for whom UCSD#6 has educational responsibility will receive a free and appropriate public education.
Who is eligible?—Any student is eligible when identified within one of the categories of disability as defined under state and federal definition. This determination is made by qualified professionals in conjunction with the student’s parent/s or guardian/s.
Eligibility Classifications—The categories of disability, which must be met in order for students to qualify for special education include: autism, deaf- blindness, deafness, emotional disability, hard of hearing, learning disability, mental disability, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, speech/language impairment, traumatic brain injury and visual impairment.
- Psychological Services’ certified staff provides diagnostic evaluations and assesses students for educational disabilities.
- Counseling and Guidance Services assists students in making decisions affecting their education, personal adjustment and future vocational plans.
- Audiology provides diagnostic services to students suspected of having hearing or auditory processing impairments.
- Speech and Language Therapy provides remedial services to students who exhibit speech/ language delays or deficiencies, fluency problems or voice disorders.
- Visual Impairment Services assists classroom teachers with support and accommodations and provides specifically designed individual instruction.
- Occupational/Physical Therapy provides screening, evaluation and intervention designed to service students identified as eligible for special education services.
- Adaptive Physical Education Program is a diversified program of developmental activities, games and sports suited to the interests, abilities and limitations of students with disabilities who may not safely or successfully engage in the general physical education program.
- School Health Services’ goal is to prevent disease or injury and promote health
- Transition Services prepares special education students with skills and services needed to be successful in their transition from school to work and/or post-secondary education and training.
- Homebound Instructional Services provides teachers for students who may be absent from school for an extended period of time.
- Specialized Transportation Services is available for students with disabilities who are unable to access regular transportation options.
Health and Medical Information
Urie Elementary has a Registered Nurse (RN) assigned from 9:00 AM to 3:00 p.m. She can be reached by phone as needed. Other available office staff assist the school nurse in her absence.
Upon entering the school, a health record is established by the nurse for each student. The health record contains information regarding the students’ individual health needs, immunizations and allergies. Records indicating the need for accommodations for the student are also maintained. Please make sure the school nurse is aware of any conditions/situations, which may prohibit your student from participating in normal school activities. Also included in the health record are the results of routine screenings done by the nursing staff. This includes hearing, vision, scoliosis, height, weight and, in some cases, blood pressure screenings. Any abnormal screenings are reported to parents/guardians so follow-up can be planned with the student’s health
Kid Care CHIP
Kid Care CHIP is a children’s health care program that offers complete health care coverage for children. This income-based program is available to children from birth to the age of 18. Kid Care CHIP is state administered and the applicants are based on good faith, so no proof of income, social security cards, etc., need to be sent with the application. If your children are uninsured, take the first step and make sure your kids have the medical care they need. For more information call toll-free statewide 1-877-KIDS NOW.
The school district does not carry accident insurance to cover students injured at school, for physical education classes, or on school-sponsored activities. Parents are responsible for insurance coverage for these activities. The following options are available to parents for accident insurance:
- Wyoming Covering Kids, 777-7574
- United Healthcare Student Insurance, 771-2169.
- Check with the school’s office personnel for information regarding purchasing accident coverage.