Student Handbook

Baltimore County Public Schools offers many educational opportunities to prepare its students to be good, smart, creative, and productive citizens and lifelong learners. The academic, career, social, and emotional needs of all students are best met when there is cooperation and support among the school staff, all students, and parents. This ​​​​Student Handbook was designed to help students understand their rights, responsibilities, and behavioral expectations so that they can enjoy learning in safe and orderly environments. 

Positive behavior in the school is extremely important to the maintenance of safe and orderly learning environments for all students. Positive behavior displayed in school increases the chances that students will reach expected outcomes.

Each school develops its own routines, regulations, procedures, and expectations for student conduct based on the school system’s Student Code of Conduct. Several different strategies may be used by school staff members to teach, practice, and reinforce the schoolwide code of conduct, rules, and expectations for student behavior. In maintaining positive behavior, each student is expected to adhere to the school’s code of conduct; to follow all routines, regulations, and procedures included in the school’s positive behavior plan; and to behave appropriately (Board of Education Policies and Superintendent’s Rules 5500 and 5510).

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Parent Handbook

The mission of Catonsville Elementary School is to provide a positive and safe school environment where students and adults feel welcomed and respected.  Catonsville Elementary is committed to providing rigorous instructional opportunities designed to meet the needs of all students.  Staff and students will work to create skilled problem solvers, collaborative partners and effective communicators.  Together with parents, we will encourage the development of lifelong learners and productive members of a global society. 

We believe that in order to realize this mission, the home and school must work in partnership.  Your involvement in your child’s education continues to make a difference.

This handbook has been provided especially for you.  The purpose of the handbook is to provide important information about our school’s policies, procedures and routines. When you have a question about a school policy or procedure, this handbook provides a great first source of information.  Take time to carefully review the handbook as it is updated on a yearly basis.

Let’s keep the lines of communication open.  Please do not hesitate to call us at any time.  We welcome questions and concerns.  It’s also nice to hear the good things you might have to say.  We look forward to working with you!

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