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Positive Behavior Intervention Support

Positive Behavior Intervention Support or PBiS is a program designed to teach respect, responsibility, and safety at school.  PBiS is a research-based program which can result in increased instructional time, increased positive behaviors, and a decrease in disruptive behaviors. At Farrand Elementary we hope to encourage students to continuously make good behavioral choices.  PBiS provides teachers, staff, students, and parents with information about what behaviors are expected in every location of the school in order to help prevent behavioral problems and ensure a safe learning environment. 

All students and staff are taught the school-wide behavior expectations.  Students will receive frequent reviews of the expectations and will be positively acknowledged for displaying the behaviors as outlined in the attached Farrand Expectations Matrix.

Parents can help by reading and discussing the behavior expectations matrix with their child and requiring their child to treat others respectfully.  A PBiS school provides a consistent, predictable, and safe environment for all students.

Forms

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Farrand Handbook

Volunteering

Volunteer Opportunities

Contact your child's teacher in order to find out about opportunities to volunteer at school.  Some parents volunteer in the classroom working with students, some help with clerical tasks, others help with our Motor Moms and Dads program.  We have volunteers who help in the media center, with our student gardening club, and on special days such as field day or school picture day.

Farrand also has a volunteer program for area seniors called the Silver Foxes Sr. Reading Corps.  This group of individuals comes in on a weekly basis to read to our students. 

Call our school office 582-6900 in order to be connected with a volunteer placement. 

P-CCS Volunteer Screening Procedure

In order to be compliant with Michigan school safety legislation, individuals who wish to volunteer at school must have a criminal history screening completed.  The necessary forms were sent home with each family at the beginning of the year and can also be obtained in the school office or by clicking here.  Completed forms may be brought to the school office or mailed to the board office, E.J. McClendon Bldg., Attn: Donna Stadler, 454 South Harvey St., Plymouth, MI 48170 for processing.  Forms must be submitted by the first day of volunteering.  We thank you in advance for your compliance with these procedures, which ultimately serve to help keep our students safe.

Farrand School Procedures

More detailed information about procedures is available in the Farrand Handbook.

School Hours 

  • Young 5's  M,T,W,F 8:28 am - 3:35 pm  Th 8:48 am - 3:55 pm 
  • Half Days: 8:28 am - 11:33 am ( M-T-W-F) 8:48 am - 11:53 am (Thursday)
  • K- 5  8:48 am - 3:55 pm Full day    /   Half day 8:48 am - 11:53 am  (M-T-W-Th-F

Drills:

Fire Drills 9/7/18 9:15 am, 9/21/2018 2:00 pm, 10/12/18 9:15 am, 4/12/2019 9:15 am, 4/29/2019 2:00 pm

Tornado Drills 11/2/18 9:15 am, 3/8/219 2:00 pm

Lockdown Drills 9/14/2018 9:15 am, 10/26/2018 9:15 am, and 12/13/2018 9:15 am

 

Beginning of the day/taking your student out early

Students enter the building at 8:46 when the bell rings and should be in the classroom at 8:48.  Students who walk to school should not arrive before 8:30 as there is no adult supervision on school grounds until that time.  Students will only be released from school to a parent or adult who is listed on the student's emergency card.  

Children are released from the office only.  Please do not go directly to your child's classroom. Student are only released to persons listed on the emergency card. Please bring your Picture I.D. when you come to sign out a student. Thank you!

Visitors/Volunteers:
To ensure the security of our students, all visitors and volunteers need to sign in at the office and receive a badge to wear for identification purposes.

In order to be compliant with new Michigan school safety legislation, individuals who wish to volunteer at school must have a criminal history screening completed.  The necessary forms may be downloaded by clicking here or can be obtained in the school office.  Completed forms may be brought to the school office or mailed to the board office, E.J. McClendon Bldg., Attn: Donna Stadler, 454 South Harvey St., Plymouth, MI 48170 for processing.  Forms must be submitted by the first day of volunteering.  We thank you in advance for your understanding of these new procedures, which ultimately serve to help keep our students safe.

Reporting Absences:
To make sure that all children arrive safely at school, please report the absence or tardiness of your child.  Call 582-6900 and press two which will connect you to the Farrand Attendance Hotline.  Office staff will call to check on unconfirmed absences.

Illness:
Any child with a fever of 100 degrees or signs of a contagious disease will be sent home from school.  It is the parent's responsibility to provide transportation and care for the child.  Please keep emergency numbers for your child up to date along with numbers of other people who can care for your child if you are not available.  Additional guidelines of when to send children back to school after illness and concerning medications at school are available in the Farrand Handbook.

Dropping off and Picking up Children:
Due to limited parking and in the interest of the safety of children, we strongly encourage children who do not ride the bus to walk to school.  When it is necessary for parents to pick up children, please use the circular drive on the right side of the building.  The loop in the front must be kept clear at all times for safe loading and unloading of students who take the bus.  Students crossing Greenbriar Lane or Schoolcraft should cross with the crossing guard.  When students arrive at school they should report to their class line-up area, either on the east side or in the back on the blacktop.

Transportation: 
Please save information in the district newsletter, Newsline, or follow the link for details regarding bus routes, stops, and pick-up times.  If you have any questions, contact the school or Transportation at 416-3000.

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  We are moving or have moved to the Farrand community.  How do we register for school?
A:  Click here to view district registration information.  Then contact the school office at 582-6900 to schedule a registration appointment.  Students are able to begin the next school day after registration is complete.

Q:  What immunizations will my child need to have in order to start school?
A:  Click here to view immunization guidelines and obtain any necessary forms.

Q:  My child will need to take medication during the school day.  What procedures will we need to follow?
A:  Click here to view medication disbursement information and obtain any necessary forms.  Please read carefully as these guidelines are strictly followed.  Let us know if you have any questions. 

Q:  Is before or after school care available for my child?
A:  Before and after school care is provided through the district's Kid's Time program at Farrand.  Click here to contact their main office in order to check for availability.  Farrand staff members are not available to monitor children before or after school.

Q:  My child is interested in purchasing lunch or breakfast at school.  Where can I find information regarding pricing and menus?
A:  Click here for menus, cost information, as well as an application for free/reduced meals. 

Q:  I would like to be able to check on my child's attendance in between report cards.  How can I sign up for the Parent Connection service which allows me to do this?
A:  Click here for the Parent Connection information.  You will need a login and pin to access the system.  If you do not have one or experience difficulty, contact the help desk at 734-416-2720 or parentconnect@pccsmail.net .

Q:  What are the best ways to stay informed about what is happening at Farrand Elementary?
A: For the 2017/18 school year, Farrand will be utilizing the school web site as well as the rapid-calling phone fan out system to stay connected with families.  

We will post much of our information on the school website.  If you click on the icon that says "Subscribe to the School News" you can find easy directions to set up an RSS subscription that sends updates from both the school and your child's teacher's web page to you as soon as they are added to the pages.  All you need is an email account, a phone, or even an iTouch.

Critical information will also be shared through the rapid-call phone fan out system.  If you are not receiving these important messages, please stop in the office to talk with our school secretary so we can reset your primary phone number so that you will receive the calls. 

Q:  What resources are available for students and families who speak languages other than English?
A:  The district has an English Language Learners department which provides services to over 600 students who speak at least 55 different languages.  You can contact the ELL office at 734-416-4908 or visit their website.  Arrangements for translation services for parent/teacher conferences can be arranged if necessary.  Documents can be translated by copying and pasting them into Babelfish.com.

Q:  What are the district's curricular and learning expectations for my child's grade level?
A:  Click here to view curriculum overviews for each grade level.  Click here to view additional resources, maintained by the elementary media specialists, provided to support district curriculum.

Q:  Where can I find information about the district's Talented and Gifted program (TAG)?
A:  Click here to go the the TAG website where you will find information regarding the program and nomination process.

Fire Drills:

  •  9/7/2018 9:15 am
  • 9/21/2018 2:00 pm
  • 10/12/2018 9:15 am
  • 4/12/2019 9:15 am
  • 4/29/2019 2:00 pm

Tornado Drills:

  •  11/2018 9:15 am
  • 3/8/2019 2:00 pm

Lockdown Drills:

  • 9/14/2018 9:15 am
  • 10/26/2018 9:15 am
  • 12/13/2018 9:15 am