• Procedures for Student Enrollment
    Basic requirements for Student Enrollment:
    • Proof of address (utility or telephone bill in the name of the parent/guardian)
    • Copy of birth certificate
    • Copy of social security card
    • Copy of child’s immunization record
    • Copy of last report card
    • Copy of withdrawal request from last school attended
    Enrollment Cards
    A fully completed enrollment card MUST be on file in the main office for each student by the end of the first week of school. If your child becomes ill at school, the school nurse or an office staff member will contact you. It is important to make sure that the home, work, pager, cellular, and most important, emergency phone numbers are correct and updated throughout the school year. For the safety of your child, please notify the school office if there is a change of address or telephone number during the school year. Precious time may be lost if an emergency arises and the parents/guardians cannot be contacted.
    Health Requirements
    Immunizations: NO SHOTS. NO SCHOOL.
    All students enrolling in school for the first time are required to have proof of immunization against diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, polio, mumps, and rubella. All student shot records and immunizations must be up-to-date for the beginning of the school year and/or upon enrollment.
    School staff are prohibited from providing or administering any medication, including aspirin, to any student at Bastian. Students needing occasional medicines, such as penicillin, etc., for colds, ear aches, and sore throats, are to take these medications at home. Medication that is prescribed three (3) times a day can be given before the student comes to school, after school, and at bedtime. However, if medication must be given at school, it must be personally delivered by the parent and accompanied by a written authorization from a parent/guardian that includes the name of the medication and instructions for administration (time and dosage). Only the school nurse will be authorized to administer these medications. A Physician Authorization Form must be on file with the school nurse!
    Grading Guidelines
    Students’ grades will be determined by teacher evaluation of growth attained during the various learning activities conducted in a given grading period. The teacher will consider all available information in judging a student’s achievement relative to the content objectives. Student success with individual and/or group assignments, projects, performances, and classroom participation will be helpful in making judgments, in addition to test grades. This information will be documented in the teacher’s class record books, student work folders, rubrics, etc., and will be made available to parents upon request.
    The purpose of grading is to:
    • Evaluate the achievement of students at the end of and/or during a lesson, assignment, unit, project, or grading cycle
    • Provide an on going report of student progress to parents, students, and school records
    • Report to what degree the student has achieved the required objectives at the end of a grading cycle, semester or school year.
    Grading Scale:
    A 90 — 100 E Excellent
    B 80 — 89 S Satisfactory
    C 75 — 79 N Needs Improvement
    D 70 — 74 P Poor
    F 69 & below U Unsatisfactory
    Progress reports may be sent to parents at anytime during the school year. Teachers are required to send reports to parents after the 4th week of each grading period.
    Promotion Standards
    In order for HISD students to be promoted to the next grade level, they must demonstrate that they have learned what the State of Texas requires of all public school children. HISD Promotion Standards generally include classroom grades, a local or state test, and a nationally norm-referenced achievement test. Specific information regarding the promotion standards for students is available at the school or on the HISD website.
    Students are responsible for the books that are issued to them. Each textbook has an assigned book number. The number and condition of the book is recorded by the classroom teacher. Textbooks are the property of the State of Texas and HISD. Therefore, to protect and keep them in excellent condition, they are required to be covered at ALL times. A fee is charged for lost or damaged books according to HISD policy. Failure to return or pay for lost/damaged books will result in the student not being issued another textbook during the school year or subsequent years thereafter until the debt is paid. If the student leaves Bastian, the textbook bill follows them to whatever school or district they enroll. Textbooks will still not be issued until the bill is cleared.