School Policies


Live Oak Elementary School emphasizes that each students practice life skills.   We ask for your cooperation in continuing to emphasize these skills at home with your student. 

The Life Skills include:

Caring: showing concern for others
Responsibility: doing what's right
Teamwork: working with others
Effort: being willing to work hard
Confidence: feeling able to do something
Motivation: wanting to do something
Common Sense: using good judgment
Problem Solving: putting what you know and what you can do into action.
Initiative: moving into action
Perseverance: completing what you start
Focus: concentrating with a goal in mind


The Live Oak Elementary School staff recognizes the significance of a positive relationship between a child's home and school environment. We want parents to take an active part in supporting the aims of the school program.

Parents, teachers, and students each have their responsibilities which contribute toward a successful school experience. In order to work toward satisfying and constructive relationships, it is expected that parents will cooperate with school authorities in maintaining standards of good behavior in their children.

Be interested and informed about your child's progress in school.

  • Provide a quiet place for your child to do homework.

  • Review your child's report card and portfolio.

  • Participate in teacher conferences.

  • Follow remedial suggestions recommended by the school.

  • Attend special programs and functions which are presented by the school for parents and citizens.

  • Send your child to school with a positive attitude toward learning and school personnel.

  • Support Live Oak Elementary School behavior management procedures.


The Live Oak Elementary School PTA is a very active group of parents and staff who find tremendous satisfaction and value in enriching the education and lives of all  students. PTA has many events and programs planned throughout the year, and many people are needed to implement them. There are many ways you can help.. All parents are invited to come to our PTA meetings. 


Emergency cards are sent home with students on the first day of school and must be returned the following day. The information on these cards is extremely important in the event of an emergency. All cards must have emergency contact persons listed in case we are unable to reach the parents. Incomplete emergency cards will be returned for further information.

It is important that these cards be kept current. Telephone the school office whenever there is a change in your home or work address or telephone number.


Students who become ill in class will be sent to the office and cared for by the nurse or a member of the office staff. It is very important that we have an emergency card on file for every student so that we may contact the parents in case of accident or illness and to be advised of special medical problems. Please update your child's emergency information each time a change occurs.


If it is necessary for your child to take medication at school (either prescription or nonprescription drugs), please be advised of the following legal requirements:

The school must receive a written statement from:

  • the physician detailing the amount, time and method by which such medication is to be taken.
  • the pupil's parents or guardians indicating permission for the school to assist the pupil in matters set forth in the physician's statement.

Medicines must be provided to the school in the original pharmaceutical container.

Printed forms for medication at school are available from the school secretary.

When a physician prescribes medication for your child, in so far as possible, please encourage dosage intervals which will not require the medication to be given during school hours.


All students shall be neat, clean and dressed in good taste at Live Oak Elementary School. Strapless tops, tank tops, tube tops, halter tops, bare midriff, shorts a length shorter than walking shorts, are not deemed to be appropriate. Additionally, the following items are considered to be inappropriate: T-shirts with negative, suggestive words or obscene gestures on them; cut-offs; sagging pants; or dangling earrings. Hats, caps or visors are not to be worn inside at school. Note: The wearing of sandals has resulted in numerous injuries to the toes and feet. Students should appear at school in attire that is conducive to school work.


Please check the lost and found in the cafeteria for lost items. If your child has brought home items you don't recognize, please return them to the school. Please be sure to label your child's coats, sweatshirts, lunch boxes, etc., it makes returning items much easier.


1. We must connect with students emotionally before we can connect with their minds.
2. We base every decision on what is best for our students.
3. We have high expectations for our students and ourselves, and we reflect on our own performance.
4. We treat everyone with respect every day and always remain professional.
5. We teach appropriate behavior, model self-control, and lead by example.
6. We use authentic, specific praise frequently and give students the attention they need.
7. We create an environment that supports everyone's efforts to do what is right where it's cool to care.
8. We create a positive atmosphere where everyone is valued.