"Do not follow where the path may lead
Go, instead, where there is no path
And leave a trail."
--- Ralph Waldo Emerson
The 2011-2012 Student/Family Handbook has been written to help you and your parents learn about the many activities, responsibilities, and opportunities available to you and your family at Gainfield Elementary School.
Gainfield will become a special place for you over the next ten months. The staff, students, and parents will work together to make this year an exciting learning experience for you and your friends. As one of our very special students, we want you to always give your best effort in all your school work. We also expect you to treat one another with kindness and respect.
Our staff works very hard to make Gainfield a friendly, warm place of learning for each of you. We know you will be an important part of what will make 2011-2012 the best school year ever!
This handbook was written in a style that is friendly to the eyes and ears of young readers. The information in the school handbook is meant for students and their parents, but the parts that are of special interest to parents are identified by this logo (at left).
We hope you find the answers to many of your questions here.
This handbook has been created to help answer questions for parents and students about the various aspects of Gainfield Elementary School. Included within this handbook are important guidelines, procedures and general information about our school. I hope that you find the contents to be informative and easy to use.
This handbook is one of many tools that we use to maintain ongoing communication between school and home. Please visit our website at http://www.region15.org/subsite/ges, read our newsletters and attend school functions such as open house and conferences. A strong connection between school and home is one of the best ways to ensure a quality education.