We welcome visitors to our school. In the interest of our pupils, all visitors MUST stop by the office to sign in before proceeding to specific locations. All visitors MUST wear a visitor's pass at all times while in the school.
Visitors include anyone who is not enrolled in or employed by Brown's Ferry School. We ask all parents who have conferences with teacher to stop by the office before going to the classroom. Please come in for a conference at your scheduled time.
Conferences may be be scheduled whenever teachers are available. Teachers will arrange meetings when they do not have responsibility for children, or, at their discretion, before or after school.
If you need to give your child something or send a message during the school day, tell the office staff. They will take the package or deliver the message at a time that does not disrupt the class.
Homework is one way to reinforce what children learn at school. It will only be used to reinforce skills or knowledge, never to teach new information. Homework is also used to keep parents informed about what the children are learning. In first grade, homework is assigned at least three days a week. It should not take more than 30 minutes a day. In other grades, homework is assigned Monday through Thursday. This homework should take no more than an hour. Except for long term projects, homework is usually not assigned on Fridays or over holiday periods. All homework is checked by the teacher.
A progress report is sent at the end of each nine weeks period. Students in grades 1-5 receive report cards four times a year. Other students receive progress reports three times a year. Please see your child's agenda for the interim and report card schedule.
Parents and teachers are encouraged to meet as often as needed. Parents should contact teachers whenever there is a problem or a concern. No conferences will be scheduled during regular instructional time, but every opportunity will be made to schedule conferences at times that are convenient for both the teacher and the parent.
The Student Handbook can be found in the front of the agenda which each student received at the beginning of the year. This Handbook contains specific information on school programs and policies, as well as a calendar for the current school year. Please take the time to review this information and refer to it as necessary.
Our main parent organizations are the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) and the School Improvement Council (SIC). Parent participation is encouraged in these organizations and their committees.
All teachers send home a monthly newsletter outlining the academic and social skills that will be taught in the upcoming month.