La Porte Independent School District

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Elementary Education

Jewel Whitfield
Executive Director of Elementary Education
(281) 604- 7027 Office
(281) 604-7026 Fax

Welcome to Elementary Education!

Enrollment Requirements

The following items are required to register a student in La Porte ISD schools:
  • Birth certificate or certified copy
  • Immunization record
  • Social Security card
  • Proof of residency (utilities statements, etc.)
Pre-Kindergarten Program

La Porte, Bayshore and College Park Elementaries have Pre-K programs for qualified students. Bayshore Elementary also has a bilingual Pre-K program. To qualify, the child must be at least four years of age on or before September 1, and must be either limited English proficient or from an economically disadvantaged home. Verification of income, food stamp card or AFDC number will be required along with general enrollment requirements. The children of active duty military personnel, activated Guardsmen and Reservists and those service members recovering from injuries sustained in service are eligible for the Pre-kindergarten program.

General education Pre-K will be housed at Bayshore Elementary, La Porte Elementary, and College Park Elementary.
  • Pre-K students whose home campus is Bayshore, Jennie Reid, or Rizzuto will attend Bayshore Elementary.
  • Pre-K students whose home campus is College Park, Heritage, or Lomax will attend College Park Elementary.
  • Pre-K students whose home campus is La Porte Elementary will attend La Porte Elementary.
Bilingual Pre-K will only be offered at Bayshore Elementary.

Age Requirements
  • Children who qualify for pre-kindergarten must be four years of age on or before September 1.
  • Children must be five years of age on or before September 1, to enroll in kindergarten.
  • Children must be six years old on or before September 1, to enter the first grade.
Immunization Requirements
District policy and state law require proof that each student enrolled in La Porte ISD schools be immunized for:
  • Polio              
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • DPT/Dtap/DT/Tdap/Td
  • MMR
  • Varicella (Chickenpox)

Attendance Requirements

Regular school attendance is essential for the student to make the most of his or her education. Absences from class may result in serious disruption of a student's mastery of student expectations; therefore, the student and parent should make every effort to avoid unnecessary absences. Two state laws, one dealing with compulsory attendance, the other with attendance for course credit, are of special significance to students and parents.

Homework and Grading Policy

Grades 2 - 5
Homework is kept to a minimum and assigned based on the age of elementary students. Homework is not assigned on weekends or holidays unless it involves a long-term project.

Grading Policy:
  • Tests/Published copies are 40% to total grade
  • Quizzes/Draft are 25% of the total grade
  • Daily Work/Revising/Editing is 35% of the total grade
  • *Projects are included in daily grade and can not substitute as a test grade or quiz*