700 Peebles Indian Drive, Peebles, Ohio
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The new Peebles Elementary School
which we entered in January of 2010, is located in the
beautiful rolling hills of southern Ohio, at the northern end of Adams
County. Peebles is a small, friendly farming town surrounded by farm
land and densely wooded areas. The school serves approximately six
hundred and eighty, preschool through sixth grade students. You
can access our school calendar by clicking on the link above (right after
Welcome to Our School):
Peebles Elementary School is committed to
academic excellence & strengthening character through quality education.
School Improvement Initiatives:
We continue being involved in
several initiatives at Peebles Elementary School which will lead us in
the direction of being a school of excellence. We strive to provide a safe and caring environment for the children of
our community. Our involvement in Rttp
to the Top)
continues to play
a major role in our continued drive to move to "Excellent with
Distinction" status. The plans outline data tracking of reading, math, and
attendance, analyzing trends in those areas, and planning for effective
programs in delivery of reading and math instruction and classroom
management (discipline). We track reading and math data through a variety of
programs including STAR Early Literacy, STAR Reading, NWEA Map, AimsWeb Fluency
Probes as well as a host of other data tools including walkthroughs OTES, and
attendance. For classroom management our
teachers use two methods, Assertive Discipline and Time To Teach. We
continue to use SWIS (School Wide Information System) to track discipline
and behavior problems so that we can analyze the level of improvement /
impact of the various classroom management programs. If you have questions
about these or any other improvements we are currently involved in, you can
gain further information by contacting Mrs. Lamb or Mr. Walls at
the school at 937-587-2611.
ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL PROCEDURES FOR
PEEBLES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
You MAY use the circle drive in front of the school
to drop off their child. That area will be used exclusively for Parents who are
dropping off their child or picking them up in the evening between
the hours of 7:30AM to 8:00AM and from approximately 2:45PM on.
Visitor parking is very limited and is
located in the front of the school. Parking by the basketball courts
is for BUSES ONLY during school hours and parking on the left side
of the building is for staff and delivery trucks ONLY. We strongly
suggest that parents who wish to pick up their child use one of the
many bus stops in town to do so. They are located at the old school
(Simmons Ave.); Old Gordley Gas Station (SR 41); The Bus Garage;
the old Malcolm car dealership (Rarden Rd and Castle Ave.); In front
of the Old IGA (now the Grandview Outlet).
NEW: Due to the lack of parking spaces at
dismissal, we will be holding
pick-ups until the buses leave from the elementary. This will be
approximately 2:45. We do not want our elementary students walking
in this traffic. If you come in and
sign your child out early, be aware that they will be counted as
tardy if signed out before dismissal. Three tardies count as ˝ day
absent according to state guidelines and early sign outs to beat
traffic will be unexcused.
- Bus students arrive between 7:25-7:50AM
each day. Bus students that arrive prior to 7:45AM should go to
the cafetorium/ multi purpose gym (connected to the cafetorium)
for breakfast. Bus students need to enter through the door in
front of the cafetorium and walk immediately to the cafetorium
if they arrive before 7:45AM. Students arriving after 7:45
should go to breakfast or their room, and not be lingering in
- Parent drop-offs are not to
arrive before 7:45 AM as there is not adequate adult
supervision. Students who arrive before 7:45 AM will need to go
the cafetorium and wait there.
- On-site supervision is NOT available until
7:25 AM each day. The doors will be set on a lock system
so there will be no way for your child to enter the building.
This will not be safe, especially on cold days.
SIGN OUT PROCEDURES / EVENING DISMISSAL
Parent pick-ups will be
dismissed at approximately 2:45 PM each day. These students are
to exit through the main front doors of the building and go
immediately to the parent's car. Students are not to
loiter, play on the playground, wait for friends, etc.
- Walkers and
town students will be dismissed at approximately 2:30 pm.
- Bus students will be dismissed as soon as
the buses arrive (approximately 2:35PM.)
- Bus students will exit through the door
of the main building (where the cafetorium is) , and go immediately to their bus.
Teachers are to walk students to their buses.
- Students who use the sidewalks to walk
home, will be dismissed at approximately 2:30 to avoid buses
leaving and traffic.
- Parents of grades K-6 children are
not permitted to wait in the foyer / hall areas.
Parents must wait on students outside, in front of the main
entrance. if you need to sign out your child, you will need TO
ENTER THE FRONT OFFICE AND HAVE YOUR CHILD CALLED DOWN.
The office has a small waiting room with a few chairs; you will
be required to wait in this area only. You may not
wait by your child's classroom or in the hallways. Parents /
Guardians are NOT permitted in the building without signing in
and obtaining a visitors pass.
- At the end of the school day, students are
expected to go home IMMEDIATELY. Supervision is NOT provided on
the school playgrounds after school.
Students are NOT permitted to stay after school with siblings or
friends for any activity other than their own. Any child staying
after school for valid reasons ( practice, tutoring, etc.) MUST
have a dated note signed by the parent / guardian that specifies
the reason for staying and the time that the student will be
Our goal is to keep your child safe, and
still make it as convenient as possible for you to pick-up or
drop-off your child. If you have any questions, please be sure to
call us at 587-2611. Thanks again for your help and support in
keeping our children safe.
Amanda Lamb, Principal
PEEBLES ELEMENTARY DISCIPLINE POLICY
All students will begin the year on
which is GOOD JOB!—KEEP IT UP.
If a student exhibits above average ability to make good
choices, the teacher may move his/her card/clip to
This student will receive an “Indian Concert Ticket” for this
If the student misbehaves, student card/clip is moved to
which is a warning. He/she remains on yellow
the slip is signed and returned to the teacher.
If the student misbehaves after WARNING and moving to YELLOW,
the student’s card/clip is then moved to
RED means STOP and THINK, and will result in a loss of recess
or lunch detention. The student will remain on red
the signed red slip is returned to the teacher.
If the student misbehaves after STOP and THINK and moving to
RED, the student’s card is moved to BLUE. Students who reach
will be assigned After-school Detention, which is held at the
elementary school from 2:35 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. If possible
(number must be updated/accepting calls), you will be contacted.
For re-entry to class, the student must apologize to the
teacher and the class for disrupting learning. The student will
remain on blue
the blue slip is signed and returned to the teacher. If while on
BLUE the student continues inappropriate behavior, or he/she is
off green twice in one week, the student will receive
2 hours of Friday Night School (grades 2-6)
3 hours of In-School
Suspension (grades K & 1).
At the end of the day, teacher will log on his/her log sheet
any student whose daily behavior resulted in being removed from
green. Our goal is to have INCREASING GREEN (GOOD) AND WHITE
**Misbehavior refers to in-class/hallway/restroom, lunch, and recess
behavior will be dealt with separately.
Students who are moved from GREEN to YELLOW, RED or BLUE must take
describing their misbehavior.
note must be signed by a parent or guardian
RETURNED THE NEXT DAY.
student DOES NOT RETURN TO GREEN until note(s)
is returned or parent conferences with teacher, principal, or
Students who remain on red for this reason will continue to lose
recess until red note is returned.
Positive Behaviorial Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
In addition to our Stay on Green program, we will be implementing
PBIS. This is a district-wide initiative that is state-mandated.
This is a brief explanation of the purpose behind PBIS:
The emphasis is placed on a “school-wide system of support that
includes proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting
appropriate student behaviors to create positive school
environments. Instead of using a piecemeal approach of individual
behavioral management plans, a continuum of positive behavior
support for all students within a school is implemented in areas
including the classroom and non-classroom settings (such as
hallways, buses, and restrooms). Positive behavior support is an
application of a behaviorally-based systems approach to enhance the
capacity of schools, families, and communities to design effective
environments that improve the link between research-validated
practices and the environments in which teaching and learning
occurs. Attention is focused on creating and sustaining primary
(school-wide), secondary (classroom), and tertiary (individual)
systems of support that improve lifestyle results (personal, health,
social, family, work, recreation) for all children and youth by
making targeted behaviors less effective, efficient, and relevant,
and desired behavior more functional.”
In order to meet the state requirements, Peebles Elementary will be
rewarding students with Concert Tickets for their behavior. This
correlates with our building-wide Rock theme. The students will be
awarded tickets for positive behavior/good choices. Teachers and
staff members throughout the building will be permitted to award
these tickets. Once the student receives the ticket, he/she will
put his/her name on it and then drop it in the drawing for
incentives of their choice. Every two weeks we will do a drawing
for the following incentives:
10 minutes of Basketball Time
1 Homework Pass (not permitted to use on tests or projects)
Lunch in the office with a staff member
School Spirit Item
15 minutes to Play a Board Game with a Friend
Item from the Treasure Box
Once the drawing has taken place, the tickets will be disposed of
and students can earn new tickets over the course of the next two
weeks. Below is an sample of the ticket that students can earn.
This site is maintained by Jim Walls, Assistant Principal. Please email any
comments or suggestions by clicking on my name on the black bar in the
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