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Parent tips to help school go smoothly.

Attendance/Absences:
Please call the school office when your child is not able to attend school due to sickness.  Let the person on the phone know that you are requesting homework assignments.  Usually we do not gather homework until a child is absent for two consecutive days. 
On the second consecutive day and each consecutive day following, please call the office before 10:00 a.m. to request assignments for a sick child.  As teachers planning periods are at different times during the day, a call at a later time may find that the teacher has already had his/her planning period and may not be able to accommodate your request until after the end of the school day.  When a child is sick, the student has two days to make up the assignment. 
 
Allergies/Medical Conditions:
Please let your child's teacher know if your child has an allergy or chronic medical condition.  Also, remember that the Forsyth County Schools requires a doctor's note for all medications, including non-prescription drugs.  Students are not allowed to carry prescription or non-prescription medications at school.  As soon as a child arrives at school, he/she is to bring those medications to the school office where they will be kept under locked storage.  
Buses/Transportation:
Clemmons Elementary has a major shortage of parking space.  Thus, students are encouraged to either carpool with other CES students or to ride the school bus.  All bus requests for the beginning of the school year must be given to the school before July 29.  No requests will be acted upon from July 29 until September 15.  After September 15, the transportation office will begin processing from the earlier closing date in July.
 
If your child is to come home in a way different from the usual manner, please send a note to the teacher that day.  Call the school office prior to 12:30 to allow time for the office to reach the teacher.  We do not promise that we can process calls after 12:30.  Classes are on the playground during this time and reaching a teacher can be a challenging task.  The office is typically a very busy place, and office staff may not be able to contact a teacher after an initial attempt.  Your cooperation is appreciated.
 
Grades/Assignments:
We encourage all teachers to utilize the school website to keep parents aware of assignments.  Students in grades K-2 will receive grades on a 1-4 scale with 3 being on-grade level performance.  Students in grades 3-5 will have letter grades, A-F, and all grades are regularly posted on the NCWISE Parent Assist website.  Parents must get their individual password from the school's data manager.  No one else, including the principal, has access to these passwords.  Using this website, parents are able to and encouraged to frequently check their child's academic progress.