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Student Handbook


Poage Elementary School Handbook


First bell rings at 7:45 am.

Tardy bell rings at 7:55 am.

Dismissal bell is at 2:55 pm.


There are several visitor parking spaces located at the left front of the school. Visitors may also park on 29th Street and in the faculty parking lot. Visitors are not to park in the fire lane in front of the school.



13.00 Planning and resolution of issues regarding instructional practices


The appropriate ranges of times per night for homework should be approximately 10 minutes per grade. That means that a 1st grade student should have approximately 10 minutes of homework while a 6th grade students should have about 60 minutes. However, it is understood that different students may take more or less time depending on understanding.  

Assigned homework will reinforce instruction accomplished in class; it will not introduce new or unfamiliar concepts or skills.


Teachers shall evaluate and return homework assignments to students in a timely manner and shall periodically inform students and their parents of the student’s academic progress and mastery of learning objectives.

Failure to complete a homework assignment is not in the best educational interest of the child and creates a hardship for the teacher.




Supply lists vary greatly from grade to grade and teacher to teacher. Supply lists are sent home in the final report card of the year for the next school year. Additional copies may also be obtained in the school office.




Poage School has an active PTA. All parents are strongly urged to join and participate in PTA activities.


Poage School conducts 2-3 parent-teacher conferences each year. Information is sent home with the students when these dates are set.

As per board policy, homework shall be assigned for the improvement of learning. Curriculum-related assignments shall not be used for disciplinary purposes. Assignments should have meaning for the student, should be clear and specific, and should be of an amount and type that may be accomplished in a reasonable period of time.

It should be recognized that not all homework should take the form of written assignments. Some homework, especially in the primary program, should involve students in reading to their parents and vice versa or in taking part in cultural and creative activities.

Thank you. Thank you for selecting Poage as your school of choice to provide for that which is most important to you. Thank you for your confidence in our staff to provide for the needs and wants of your child. Thank you for your commitment to form a partnership with our school resulting in our ultimate objective, to provide your child with the best education in an environment that is both safe and nurturing. Your choice is a wise one—it is the goal of all of our staff to live up to your expectations of us. Welcome to Poage!





Poage Elementary School, staff and parents alike, recognize the need to continually evaluate all activities and experiences the students at Poage encounter. This will insure that the program will continue to improve, meet the new demands placed upon the students, and address the learning goals and academic expectations that are the basis of the Kentucky Education Reform Act.