One of the most important factors for a child's success in school is regular attendance. Earlier in the school year, all parents received a copy of the Wake County Public School System Student/Parent Handbook Grades K-5.The School Board policies regarding absences are included in this handbook. An excused absence will be recorded as such if the reason for absence follows School Board policy.
When your child is sick, please call 460-3463 and leave a message indicating your child's name, grade, and teacher. Please remember to always send a note with your child when they return to school following an absence. An absence is recorded as unexcused until a note is received from the parent. Top of page Communication
Many teachers and/or grade level teams will send home weekly or monthly newsletters. In addition to these notices, the office will send news home regularly to keep you updated on events and information.
Prior to the end of the first nine weeks of school, your child's teacher will contact you to schedule a parent-teacher conference. If you wish to talk with your child's teacher prior to that time, please contact the teacher to schedule a conference. Your child will receive the best education if we work together. It is not possible for teachers to talk with parents between 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. as teachers are assigned to students during these hours.
At Cary Elementary we believe homework is an important part of the educational program. Homework should be purposeful and an extension of the classroom instruction. Homework is a tool for practicing taught skills, reinforces responsibility, and can serve as a method of communicating learning to parents. Wake County policy 5510 is followed.
Homework is assigned on a regular basis with the exception of weekends unless it is a long-term project with which a time line has previously been established. Regular completion of homework is expected and those having difficulty with submitting completed work in a timely manner will have it documented in the work habits section of the progress report. Following standards based grading procedures, homework is not graded for the purpose of adding to a subject grade on the progress report, but can contain feedback for the student and parent.
Students develop and work at different rates and a variety of activities are conducted to accommodate this. Established times are a guide and represent average nightly completion times for an on-task student. Consistent independent reading is important and is included in the times below.
Whenever our Superintendent declares an early dismissal or school closing due to inclement weather, they will immediately communicate that information to all local radio and TV stations. These stations will then begin to broadcast the information. In the case of an early release, it is likely that the school phone messenger system will be used to call families with the information. Please be sure the school has you most current phone number.
As soon as Cary Elementary receives notification of an early dismissal or a closing, a message to that effect will be recorded as soon as possible. The message will be recorded on the main line (460-3455).