• Oxford School District
    Elementary Student Handbook (PK-5)
    2022-2023

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    The Oxford School District Board of Trustees in accordance with board procedure may revise any policy contained herein. Any such revision duly approved will supersede the policies contained in this handbook.

      Introduction

      • Introduction

        The faculty/staff welcome you to the Oxford School District. This handbook will help you understand the laws established by the Mississippi State Legislature and the policies of the Oxford School District Board of Trustees. School rules and regulations are written to enforce and implement these laws and policies. They will also help us provide you an orderly and safe school and thereby enable you to reach the highest level of academic achievement you can obtain.

        Parents and students should read this handbook carefully. If you have questions or need additional information, do not hesitate to contact an administrator.

        Welcome from the Superintendent

        Dear Parents and Students,

        Welcome to the Oxford School District. On behalf of the Board of Trustees, faculty, and staff, we invite you to visit our school district and discover the many programs and offerings for our students. We serve almost 4,600 students and as a district we have a proud tradition of excellence that begins and ends with our most valuable resources: our teachers, support staff, students, and parents. Oxford is a special place to live and we are fortunate to live in a community that places the highest of value on education. Our goal is to empower all students to become confident and creative builders of the future. We ask that you partner with us as we strive to meet that goal.

        The teachers, support staff and Board of Trustees are committed to helping students achieve at their highest levels. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the staff’s unwavering commitment to their achievement and couple it with their own hard work, persistence, and good attendance to reach their highest potential.

        Parents, we ask that you work with our teachers in providing the best possible atmosphere for student success by talking with your children and their teachers on a regular basis. If you encounter any problem or concern that cannot be resolved by your child’s teacher or principal, please feel free to contact me at 662-234-3541 or by emailing me at wbroberson@oxfordsd.org. Additionally, if you have thoughts about how we can continue to improve as a school district, please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to working with you during the coming year.

        Sincerely,

        Bradley Roberson
        Superintendent
        Oxford School District

        Welcome from Principals

        Dear Parents,

        On behalf of the faculty and staff, we would like to welcome you to the new school year! Whether you and your child are joining the Oxford School District for the first time or you are a veteran parent with children in multiple schools, the beginning of the school year is a time filled with the excitement and anticipation of new teachers, new friends, and new opportunities for learning.

        As an Oxford School District parent, you are a partner in your child’s education. We encourage you to participate in your child’s learning experience through school-sponsored activities, classroom projects, and PTO events. Our goal is to provide you with ongoing information concerning your child’s education. This handbook is designed to provide basic information that will be useful throughout the school year.

        We want you to feel connected to our elementary schools and welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss how we can make our schools the best they can be. You are vital to the success of our students and we want to get to know you! You will be invited to several informal gatherings, coffee with the principal, and formal meetings throughout the school year. We encourage your participation and look forward to building a relationship with you and your children.

        Respectfully,

        Keri Jo Sapp, OECC Principal

        Clemmisa Presley, BES Principal

        Patches Calhoun, DDES Principal

        Nikki Logan, CES Principal

      Contact Information

      School Hours

      School Begins Ends
      Oxford Early Childhood Center 7:40 a.m. 2:20 p.m.
      Bramlett Elementary School 7:40 a.m. 2:20 p.m.
      Della Davidson Elementary School 7:40 a.m. 2:20 p.m.
      Central Elementary School 7:40 a.m. 2:20 p.m.

      Handbook Provisions

      • Afternoon Dismissal

      • Arrival to School

      • Asbestos Inspections

      • Assembly Programs

      • Attendance Policy

      • Automated Calling System

      • Behavior

      • Bus Conduct

      • Bus Discipline

      • Cafeteria

      • Care of Personal Belongings

      • Care of School Property

      • Cell Phones/Mobile Devices

      • Change of Home Address and Home Number

      • Checking a Student Out of School

      • Competitions

      • Curriculum

      • Discipline

      • Dress Code

      • Enforcement

      • Drugs and Alcohol Policy

      • Due Process

      • Emergency Drills

      • Expulsion

      • Field Trips

      • Gifted Education (Insights)

      • Grading

      • Guidance Office

      • Hazing and Harassment

      • Homework

      • Illness

      • Internet Usage

      • Literacy-based Promotion

      • Lost and Found Items

      • Media Center Guidelines

      • Medications

      • Money/Personal Items

      • Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS)

      • Non-custodial Parents

      • Online Grading Book

      • Parent Conferences

      • Parent Teacher Organizations (PTO)

      • Physical Education

      • Photographs/Video

      • Progress Reports

      • Promotion and Retention

      • Proper Chain of Command Actions Concerning Your Child

      • Report Cards

      • Residency

      • Respect of Self and Authority

      • Sales

      • School Insurance

      • School-Sponsored Events and Athletics

      • Statements of Compliance

      • Student Bullying

      • Student Code of Conduce

      • Tobacco Use and/or Possession

      • Tardies

      • Technology

      • Telephone Usage

      • Textbooks

      • Title Ⅰ: Basic Program

      • Title Ⅱ: Highly Qualified Teachers

      • Title Ⅲ: English Language Learners

      • Title Ⅵ: Rural and Low Income Schools

      • Title Ⅹ: McKinney-Vento Act

      • Transfer of Records

      • Verbal or Physical Assault on School Personnel

      • Visitors

      • Volunteering in the Schools

      • Weapons

      • Weather Closings

      • Website

      • Withdrawal Process

      Last Modified on August 12, 2022