Turner's Q&A

Questions
1)  What do I do if my child's transportation changes?
2)  Do I check in through the office if I would like to visit Turner?
3)  What is the dress code for Turner?
4)  What do I need to do if my child is absent?
5)  What will happen if my student is tardy?
6)  What time will my child get out on early dismissal days?
7)  If my child is a car rider, where do I pick him/her up?
8)  What time will the Turner doors open in the morning and what time does the tardy bell ring?
9)  How do I contact my child's teacher?
10)  How can I keep track of what is going on at school?
11)  Are students allowed to use the Internet at school?
   
 
Answers
1)  Q What do I do if my child's transportation changes?
A
If a change is necessary to the usual way a student gets home from school, a signed note must be written or faxed to the office. 
2)  Q Do I check in through the office if I would like to visit Turner?
A
If you would like to visit Turner, please check in through the office. PISD requires each visitor to submit his/her driver's license or a state ID as a form of identification in order to receive a visitor pass. This policy is for the safety of the students, faculty, and staff at Turner.                                     
3)  Q What is the dress code for Turner?
A
Students are required to follow the district dress code while attending Turner Elementary. Turner spirit shirts can be worn on Fridays. You can find the link for the district dress code on the Turner home page.
4)  Q What do I need to do if my child is absent?
A
Please send a written note with your student explaining the reason for the absence.
5)  Q What will happen if my student is tardy?
A Parent(s) must sign their child in at the front desk when he/she arrives tardy. Excessive tardies will result in a phone call from a school administrator.
6)  Q What time will my child get out on early dismissal days?
A
We dismiss at 12:05 on early dismissal days. 
7)  Q If my child is a car rider, where do I pick him/her up?
A
  • PreK will be dismissed at the bus turnaround at 2:55pm
  • Kinder& 1st graders are dismissed on the gym side of the building
  • 2nd - 4th & SPED are dismissed on the cafeteria side of the building
  • 2nd - 4th graders with younger siblings are dismissed with their younger sibling on the cafeteria side of the building. 
8)  Q What time will the Turner doors open in the morning and what time does the tardy bell ring?
A
  • Student arrival: Doors open at 7:15 AM
  • Tardy bell rings at 7:45am
9)  Q How do I contact my child's teacher?
A
There are several ways that you can contact your child's teacher. You may email the teacher directly  or call the Turner office to contact your child's teacher. However, you will not be transferred to your child's teacher unless it is during her conference time; otherwise, you may leave a message.
10)  Q How can I keep track of what is going on at school?
A
Our school website is constantly updated. You can subscribe to our site to receive an RSS feed and be reminded of upcoming events. At various times there are messages sent with our automated phone system to remind parents of important events. In addition, notes go home on a regular basis with students.
11)  Q Are students allowed to use the Internet at school?
A
Students will have the opportunity to use school computers during class time for school related work. Students must follow district guidelines regarding proper use of the internet and computers. Any student violating these guidelines will receive appropriate consequences which could include the loss of all computer privileges.