Frequently Asked Questions
|Academic achievement, student and school performance||How can I find out how my child's school is doing academically?||Accountability reports provide parents with specific demographic and academic information and may be accessed at CCSD Accountability Reports. For parents without Internet access, the report is available at a child's school or can be printed by any CCSD employee and mailed to the caller's address.
The Nevada School Performance Framework is the state accountability system, which classifies schools on a five-star scale. Reports may be accessed through the Nevada Department of Education website. Choose "Clark" from the "Select a District" drop down menu. This will display results for all CCSD schools.
The Nevada Growth Model describes how much growth a student has made, relative to his/her "academic peers", by providing a student growth percentile in reading and mathematics. To access schools' Growth Model Summary reports (Green & Whites), go to Growth Model Summary . Parent-student-teacher academic planning time (PSTAPT, formerly known as parent-teacher conferences) will be held October 4 and 22, 2013. Check with your school for more information.
|Schools or Academic Managers
Assessment, Accountability, Research and School Improvement Division (AARSI)
|School Telephone Directory
|Adult Education / GED||What options are available for adults who never earned a high school diploma?||Individuals 18 years of age and older may register for adult education and earn a high school diploma. Classes and registration are free. Registration is required. Interested adults may register at the Adult Education Intake Center located at 2701 E. St. Louis, Door A (about a block and a half east of the intersection of Eastern and St. Louis). No appointment is necessary. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday. Individuals interested in testing for their GED must be 18 years of age (17 years with parent permission), possess a valid Nevada DMV license or Nevada state issued photo ID, be officially withdrawn from school, and pay the $60 registration fee. Pre-testing is available and free of charge after meeting with an Adult Education Counselor. Pre-Testing takes place at 2701 E. St. Louis St. from 8 am to 12 pm Monday through Friday. More information is available at Adult Education.||Education Services||799-8650
|Assigned school/ zoning||What school should my child attend?||Parents can search for what school their children are zoned to attend at Zoning Search. Staff may check this online if parents provide a student address. (See "Zoning" for the process related to attendance boundaries.)||Demographics and Zoning||799-6435|
|Alternative Programs||My child was expelled. What are the options for schooling?||All expulsion referrals from CCSD schools are forwarded to Pupil Personnel Services for due process and resolution as prescribed by state and/or federal laws and district regulations. Results may include, but are not limited to the following: return to a comprehensive school, referral to an outside agency, assignment to a behavior school, and/or placement in a continuation school. Parents are encouraged to speak directly with this department. For more information visit Education Services Division.||Education Services, Dept. of Pupil Personnel Services||855-9775|
|Area Service Centers||(See Performance Zones)||Areas now serve just as offices for Performance Zones, which supervise the schools. See School Telephone Directory or contact the child's school.||Not applicable||School Telephone Directory|
|Athletic Eligibility||How do I find out if my student is eligible to participate in sports?||The procedures and regulations for the establishment and maintenance of scholastic athletic eligibility for CCSD secondary students are specified in the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association (NIAA) Handbook and CCSD regulation 5135.1. The NIAA handbook is available online at http://www.niaa.com/landing/index. Parents are encouraged to also contact their child's high school counselor.||Director of Student Athletics||855-9767|
|Attendance Enforcement||How do I report that a child in my neighborhood is not attending school?||Contact the Attendance Enforcement Office's dispatch line at 799-8640.||Attendance Enforcement Dispatch||799-8640|
|Bell Times||When does my school start/the bell ring? When does the school day end?||The initial bell-times schedule of schools' start times is posted here. School times do vary, so check with the school or the school's website (list of websites may be found at Schools General Information.)||School Office||School Telephone Directory|
|Board contact/ board meetings||When and where are board meetings held? How do I speak at a meeting? How do I contact my trustee?||Regular meetings of the Board of School Trustees typically are held the second and fourth Thursdays of each month beginning at 4:00 p.m. in the Edward A. Greer Education Center, 2832 East Flamingo Road. Special board meetings are held when necessary and are posted in advance in accordance with the Nevada open meeting law. Individuals who would like to address the board during public comment portions of a meeting should call 799-1072 between 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at least 3 hours before the meeting. Alternately, speakers may sign up in person prior to the beginning of the meeting. Community members wishing to e-mail their trustee, or any trustee, may do so via the District website Board of Trustees page which is accessed from the home page and "Trustees" tab. Trustees may also be contacted at the Office of the Board of Trustees at 799-1072.||Office of the Board of Trustees||799-1072|
|Budget (District)||Where can I see a copy of the CCSD budget?||Budget information for CCSD is available at Budget Publications or by contacting the Budget office at 799-5452.||Budget||
|Bullying||Who do I talk to about another child bullying my child at school?||
contact their child's school
principal, assistant principal, dean,
or counselor. If a
resolution at the school level cannot
be reached, contact the Ombudsman
Equity & Diversity has an informational brochure titled "It Stops Here" (GAC #2366.18) that will be posted online in September and is available from the department. District Policy 5137 outlines the definition of bullying and cyber-bullying, and the "Say No to Bullying" feature online provides a way to submit incidents.
Some additional resources for anti-bullying may be found at the Personal Social Development page. The Nevada Department of Education provides online resources and tips at http://bullyfreezone.nv.gov/.
Office Equity & Diversity
|Schools General Information
|Bus Transportation||Is my child eligible for transportation to school?
How do I report a bus driver for a traffic violation?
to transportation.ccsd.net and click "Check eligibility". Students must be
registered for school
receiving transportation services. Parents
must complete the CCF-705
the box requesting transportation. If all
information remains the same from
year to year, it is not
necessary to re-register a student
CCSD Regulation 3531 provides more information on bus transportation for students living two or more miles from school, excluding students with zone variances.
The two-mile parameter is cost-driven due to budget concerns, based on transportation costs of more than $70 million annually.
CCSD has a process to investigate traffic violations reported by the public. Callers can assist investigators by noting the bus number, time of day and location of a possible infraction. Contact Transportation at 799-8110 or 799-8100.
|Campus and Student Safety||
do I call about school zone lights?
Who do I report a threat to my child on campus?
The local municipalities address school
zone lights, flashers and signs. Contact Public Works at Clark County, City
of Las Vegas, etc.
Any threat to a school campus or District facility is a serious matter and callers should immediately report suspicious behaviors, potential threats or rumors to the building administrator. Immediate threats, dangers or emergencies should be directed to School Police 799-5411. CCSD School Police provides an anonymous tip line to report weapons, gang activity or other crimes on campus; call Operation Crime-Free Schools Hotline at 799-0228.
Also, see "Bullying" topic for anti-bullying resources.
North Las Vegas
|Career and Technical Academies/ CTE Programs||What is a Career and Technical Academy?||Career and Technical Academies (CTAs) are part of the Magnet and CTA Performance Zone. Information is available at Magnet & Career and Technical Academies. CTA programs offer students coursework unique to their program of study. Courses are rigorous and prepare students for a variety of options after graduation. Students have the opportunity to earn college credits through the 2+2 Tech Prep program and through Advanced Placement courses. Hands-on projects, job shadowing, and internships allow students to develop first-hand experience in their selected program area.||Magnet & CTAs||799-8492|
|Charter Schools||What are charter schools and which ones are CCSD schools?||Charter schools are public elementary, middle or secondary schools
under a charter, or contract, issued
by a public entity such as
a local school district
or State Board of Education. Individual
states determine through legislation the process to obtain a charter and the
rules that charter schools must follow. In return
for autonomy, charter
schools are held
performance, and if the
goals of the school established in
the charter are
not reached, the school's charter may be
revoked or not
Each charter school has
its own governing body, with the same statutory requirements as
board, such as complying with the open
law, approving budgets
and contracts, and establishing
with the NRS. Although law prohibits local
interfering with charter
operations, the districts ensure
that charters comply with state standards,
follow NRS, properly
tax dollars, and have
no threats in the school
environment to the welfare
and safety of students
and staff. More information
on charter schools and
the rules that govern
them is available at the Nevada Department of
Charter School Resources page.
CCSD monitors the following charter schools, and parents should contact a school directly for enrollment information:
|Office for Charter Schools||
Choice Schools /
What options exist for my child to attend a Choice School. What is a Choice School?
Any other options?
Under the No
Child Left Behind Act,
only schools which
are designated as Title I
an AYP designation
of Needs Improvement
Year One or
provide School Choice
students. This means a student,
attending a school with
the designation of Needs Improvement for more than
one year, can choose
to attend another school in
the District that is making
progress, if seats are available. All other schools are not
eligible. For additional
the Title I Services office
CCSD's Open Enrollment offers parents another option for choice where their students will attend, at schools where seats are projected to be available for the next school year. Generally, the Open Enrollment application process occurs during the winter, for notification in the spring for the next year. Find out more at the Open Enrollment FAQ file. (Information and link will change near an Open Enrollment period.)
|Title I Services||799-3850|
|Concerns/ Complaints||How do I address concerns I have with my child's school or a district department? With whom can I file a formal complaint?||
are encouraged to speak
to the principal, manager or
department head responsible for
the area of
of the public who
prefer a formal complaint and
a Public Concern Form
(CCF-660, available at Public Concerns) may be completed and mailed, faxed
or hand delivered to
CCSD Community and Government Relations office,
5100 W. Sahara
Vegas, NV 89146,
799-5005, fax 799-1082. The completed form also may be dropped
off at any CCSD location and forwarded
to the Community and Government
Relations office, Mail Stop Code 133, for processing.
The Public Concern process, dictated
by CCSD policy 1213 and regulation 1213.1, allows any member of the
public to have
a formal investigation into their complaint
and receive a written
response. Consultation with the
supervising administrator is required as the first step in the resolution
In addition, the Ombudsman Office, 799-1016, provides parents and the public with a way to communicate education-related concerns. Parents should contact the office when a concern has not been resolved at the school level but a formal complaint is not desirable. Community members also may contact the office with questions or concerns. Those who would like to meet in person should contact the office for an appointment.
CGR, Public Concerns
|Crossing Guards||Who coordinates crossing guards and concerns?||The responsibility for assigning locations and monitoring crossing guard personnel the responsibility of one of the local municipalities: Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas, Mesquite, or N. Las Vegas. School crossing guards are assigned based on traffic studies.||
N. Las Vegas
|Custody Issues/Access to students by friends or family members||How can another member of my family have access to student information and / or pick up my child from school?||Various laws prohibit District personnel from releasing students to anyone other than the child's parent or guardian. Therefore, caution is taken to ensure only authorized family members or guardians are allowed access to students. Questions about the release of a student are handled at the school or performance zone. Parents are encouraged to learn the guidelines for giving permission for a friend or non-custodial family member to pick-up a student during the school day.||Schools/ Performance Zones||School Telephone Directory|
|Disciplinary Issues||Who can I talk to about my child's suspension?||Typically, when a student is suspended from school a parent has either received paperwork, spoken to the administrator, or has scheduled an appointment to speak with an administrator at the school. In instances where the parent feels adequate communication has not occurred, they should contact the Ombudsman Office.||
|Dress Code||What is CCSD's dress code?||All students are expected to wear proper attire to school in order to foster an environment that promotes learning. The school administration has the right to designate which types of clothing or appearance disrupt or detract from the educational program and may be a potential safety hazard. CCSD Regulation 5131 and Policy 5131 establish the guidelines for proper dress and for Standard Student Attire (see SSA topic).||School administration||School Telephone Directory|
|Employment||Is the District hiring now?||
To find out about job opportunities and the procedures for applying for positions in the Clark County School District is to view our "Job Opportunities." For individuals without Internet access you may contact Constituent Services at 702-799-5252.
Please continue to monitor our website this fall for the launch of our new online application for support staff positions. Contact 702-799-5252 if you have any questions.
|Human Resources||Constituent Services
|Employment Verification||Where do I call to verify employment?||Employment is verified through The Work Number. Please call 1-800-367-5690. Clark County School District’s company code is 11519.||Human Resources||1-800-367-5690|
|English Language Learners (ELL Program)||What can be done for my child learning English as a
What about high school students?
What can I do to help my child learn English quickly?
What about adult learners of English?
|All CCSD campuses offer
Content Based English Language Instruction, and student should be enrolled in
their zoned schools. Students will be taught the English language while
learning grade-level appropriate curriculum. Students new to district will be initially assessed in their English
language proficiency within the first 30 days of school, and ELL students are
tested annually to measure English language growth. Depending on the campus,
some schools have extended school days or before/after school programs to
assist students in their learning of subject matter and English. Information is also
available at the English Language Learners page.
Students new to the District and enrolling in high school will need to turn in a copy of their school transcript to the high school's registrar. The registrar will send the transcripts to be translated and evaluated to ensure appropriate high school credit is being given.
Each campus has resources that can be used to help students practice their English at home. Channel 10 also has many resources that can be used. School and public libraries offer books that are language level and subject matter appropriate. Exposing students to as much oral and written language is the best way to assist them in learning English.
CCSD supports Adult ESL classes and interested parties should call 799-6479 for more specific information.
How old must
a student be to enter
school in Nevada?
What information do I need to provide to register my child?
Nevada law requires that
students be 5 years
old on or before September 30 of the current
to enter kindergarten.
To enter first grade, a child must be 6 years old on or before September 30 and have attended public school kindergarten, state-exempted private school or approved home school. Students who are not six years of age by September 30 of the current year, but completed kindergarten and were promoted to 1st grade in another state qualify for 1st grade enrollment. Kindergarten is a required pre-requisite for enrollment in first grade; students who have not met this requirement will be tested for proper grade level placement.
To enter second grade, a child must be 7 years old on or before September 30 and have attended kindergarten in a public, state- exempted private school or approved home school. Kindergarten and first grade are prerequisites for enrollment in second grade. Students that have completed kindergarten, but not first grade, will be placed in first grade.
When a student is enrolling in a Clark County School District (CCSD) school for the first time or reenrolling, parents need the following items to complete the registration:
|Instruction / School registrars||School Telephone Directory|
What are some offenses
merit an expulsion
How do I appeal my child's expulsion?
but are not limited
to arson; assault or battery
on district personnel; immoral
conduct as it pertains to
sexual behavior between individuals; selling,
using or possessing
alcohol or controlled substances/substances represented to be controlled substances;
and possession, use,
transmittal or concealment of any operable or
The first level of appeal is for parents to speak with the dean at their student's high school, or the assistant principal or principal at an elementary school. If they do not agree with the findings/decision after this discussion, they would speak with the next person in the chain of command. If the expulsion process continues to the District level and the file is sent to Education Services, an ESD director will contact the parent or guardian for a hearing, where a decision will be made about the student's placement. If the parents do not agree with the director's decision, they can schedule a meeting before a hearing panel, a somewhat final step. See the Expulsion Hearing Panel brochure.
Note: Until the student's expulsion file is received at Education Services, the sending school is responsible to provide the parent with the student's homework while they await district-level action.
|Pupil Personnel Services||855-9775|
|Facility Use Issues||How can outside groups use school district buildings or facilities?||
to use district facilities must
pay usage fees and provide
their own insurance. CCSD Regulation 3613 provides guidelines
for access to
and reimbursements for District property
through the school's administration.
Form FS 177, Use of Food Service Kitchen Facility, may be obtained from the Food Services Department.
School Telephone Directory
Schools General Information
|Field Trips||What are the rules for field trips?||
Contact the school for information about a field trip. Basic parameters
include the following:
Teachers planning field trips are required to provide a signed approval form for the field trip from the school principal, receive approval from the owner or mangers of the place to be visited, and identify responsible CCSD employees to supervise students on each bus.
School principals are responsible for ensuring that the trip is justified for its educational objectives, that each student has a field trip permit signed by the parent or legal guardian prior to the student leaving the school grounds for the field trip, and that transportation is arranged. Check with the school's Academic Manger in the Performance Zone office for additional guidelines.
|School administration/ Performance Zones||School Telephone Directory|
|Foreign exchange students||
How do I enroll a foreign exchange student?
How does a relative (or family friend, etc.) student planning to move to the U.S. to live with me enroll in school?
Foreign exchange students must meet specific entry requirements
established by the U.S. State Department and CCSD. More information about the
Foreign Exchange Program is available online at the Foreign Exchange Program page.
Foreign students who come to the United States to live for a year with relatives other than their parents, a family friend or a temporary guardian are required by law to have an F-1 student visa. In order to secure the visa, the student must apply for an I-20 form from the District. The student is limited by law to attend school for a maximum of one year and must be in high school. Students who enroll as a part of the F-1 Visa Program are required by federal law to pay the full, unsubsidized cost of tuition to the District before the I-20 form can be issued by the District.
|K-12 Foreign Language Office||799-8404|
|Foster Children - School Choice Program||Can my foster student attend their previously attended school?||The guardian of foster children may submit an application to attend any school in CCSD through a program administered by the Nevada Department of Education. The application is faxed to NDOE for approval, and once the application is processed, CCSD's Title I HOPE receives notification of the NDOE decision and communicates the approval or denial to the school. Specific questions can be directed to the Title I HOPE Office at 855-6682.||Title I HOPE||855-6682|
|Free and Reduced Meals/School Lunch||
I apply for free
or reduced breakfast or lunch for my
How can I pay for my child's school breakfast or lunch?
Some children may be
eligible for free or reduced-price meals,
depending on family
size and income. Parents may apply
for this federally-funded
program by completing an application
available at the school or online at www.applyforlunch.com (A link is also provided
at the Food Service Department site.)
price school meals, as of August 2013, are:
School kitchen manager
|Full Day Kindergarten||How do I find out about full day kindergarten?||Several CCSD elementary schools offer a tuition-based extended day kindergarten program as an option for parents. For more information, see the Extended Day Kindergarten Program brochure. For a list of schools offering full-day kindergarten, see this District Dispatch.||Instruction||799-5475|
|Graduation requirements - credit deficiencies; Nevada HSPE||How can my student stay on track to graduate, make up credit deficiencies, fulfill the Nevada High School Proficiency Exam, etc.?||
Students should speak to the secondary school counselor for options to retrieve credits and to prepare for the four sections of the state-mandated High School Proficiency Exam. Some options available to students to pursue their diploma may be viewed here.
Also see the "Reclaim Your Future" topic.
|Guidance and Counseling||799-8441|
|Graduation - changes in requirements||What is changing for graduation requirements?||
For the class of 2014 and beyond, AB288
in the 2013 Legislature eliminated the Certificate of Attendance. Students
must pass all four subtests of the Nevada High School Proficiency Exam and
meet all graduation requirements to receive a diploma and participate in
graduation ceremonies. (Special education services students receiving an
adjusted diploma will be permitted to participate in graduation ceremonies.)
Starting in the 2014-2015 school year, every junior will take a college and career readiness exam, based on recent legislation, and a change will be made in the NHSPE.
2013 Education-Related Legislation Report
|Graffiti||Who do I call about graffiti with gang signs near the school?||
is on school property
or immediately adjoining the property, call the school or
Performance Zone, the Maintenance office,
or the Requirements office.
If the graffiti is off-campus, contact the Clark County Graffiti Hotline.
Schools General Information
|Health Concerns||Who do I call about health concerns of my child or other students||
The Health Services Department works with parents and guardians about health issues of students, medication concerns, etc. Important information, such as updates on influenza and good health practices, will be posted to ccsd.net. In addition, the schools and Health Services will distribute information should a concern arise specific to a school community.
Additional resources may be found at http://www.snhd.info/.
Health Services, SSSD
Southern Nevada Health District
|High School Proficiency Exam||What is the HSPE and when are the exams?||The Nevada HSPE is a four-part exam required for graduation. See the Proficiency Exam Information page for information. The exam schedule may be accessed within Interact by going to Desktop>District Link>Student Assessment>2013-2014 Assessment Calendars and then selecting the file "2013-2014_State_ES_12 mo_Final.PDF."||AARSI|
What CCSD programs are available
to help homeless students?
We have lost our home. How do I get help for my family?
Students whose families are
struggling and do not have a permanent residence, such as
living with family or friends, residing in a shelter or weekly hotel, are
still required to attend school per the McKinney-Vento Law. The Title I HOPE office
is available to assist these students with enrollment in school and other
HELP of Southern Nevada (emergency services) can be reached by dialing 211.
Title 1 Hope/Homeless Outreach
Help of Southern NV
What do I
do to home
school my child?
Nevada Home School Law is defined
in NRS 392.070.
The Home School Office
of the Education Services
as a go between for required
but does not provide
advice or evaluation of programs. Parents can obtain more information
on home school options
from the Education Services Division, 799-8630 or the Office for Home Schooling.
Yes, at the school the child is zoned to attend. Parents should contact the school or the Educational Options department at 799-8638.
shots will my
student need to start school?
Where can I take my child to be immunized?
NRS 392.435 mandates the
following immunizations as a prerequisite to enrollment in school:
For 7th grade entry, one (1) TDaP dose required at 11-12 years of age.
Unless excused because of religious belief or medical condition, a child may not enroll/attend a public school without proper immunizations.
The Health District offers immunizations at reduced rates at its clinics. Contact Southern Nevada Health District at 795-0850 or http://www.snhd.info/ for information on fees, times and locations.
Nevada Health District
So. Nevada Health District
|IEP (Individualized Education Program)||Whom do I talk to about my child's IEP?||Parents are encouraged to discuss their child's Individual Education Program (IEP) with their child's teacher, school administration, or personnel at the Performance Zone supervising the school. For information regarding compliance or clarification of responsibilities, please contact the District's Office of Compliance and Monitoring.||
Compliance and Monitoring
|School Telephone Directory
|Kindergarten||How old does my child have to be to start kindergarten?||Nevada law requires that students be five years old on or before Sept. 30 to enter kindergarten. To enter first grade, a child must be six years old on or before Sept. 30 and must have attended public school kindergarten, a state-exempt private school or approved home school, or have passed a first-grade readiness test.||School administrators and registrars||School Telephone Directory|
|Magnet School Programs||
I enroll my student
a magnet program? How do I get a magnet
How do I know if my child was selected?
Magnet schools are
part of the Magnet and CTA
Performance Zone. Information
is available at the Magnet & Career and Technical Academies page. Magnet schools offer coursework associated
a variety of pathways leading
to both careers
and opportunities for higher education, such as aerospace and
aviation, information technologies, performing and
fine arts, communications,
law preparatory, health services, travel
and tourism, and engineering. Students from across
the district may apply
to a magnet school and may talk with their counselors or
contact the specific school
for the program(s) of interest. In
addition to meeting
entrance criteria, students must submit
an application on or before
the application deadline.
Typically, students are notified through U.S. mail when selected to attend a magnet program. Parents or students, who have not received notification in the mail, should call the individual school or the Magnet and CTA Performance Zone.
Magnet and CTA
|Middle School Promotion Requirements||What are the middle school promotion requirements?||Students must meet specific coursework to be promoted to middle school. The middle school promotion requirements are available online.||Guidance and Counseling Services||799-8441|
|Ombudsman Office||What is the purpose of the Ombudsman Office and how do I contact that office?||The Ombudsman Office, at 799-1016, provides parents and the public with a way to communicate education-related concerns. Parents should contact the office when a concern has not been resolved at the school level but a formal complaint is not desirable. Community members also may contact the office with questions or concerns. Those wishing to meet in person should contact the office for an appointment.||Ombudsman Office||799-1016|
|Online Courses/ Distance Education||What programs does CCSD sponsor for students who want to enroll in online courses?||
Virtual High School
is available through
a combination of TV/cable/VHS/DVD, online
and group classes. Virtual
High School is free to high school
students enrolled full-time.
Course offerings include Advanced Placement (AP)
foreign languages, core
curriculum classes, and
a personal wellness course
that meets the P.E.
information is available
at http://ccsdde.net/ or by calling the
Virtual HS office
The Academy for Individualized Study High School (AIS HS) also offers online courses. AIS HS is free to high school students enrolled full time. Course offerings include core curriculum classes that meet graduation requirements, for original or replacement credit. Students complete coursework online and complete weekly assessments on campus at an AIS HS host school More information is available through the AIS office, 799-8636, or online.
Virtual High School
|Payroll||I'm a CCSD employee and have a question about my paycheck.||Please contact the Payroll Department.||Payroll Department||799-5351|
|Performance Zones||How do I know which performance zone my child's school is in?||Please see the School Telephone Directory.||Instruction Unit||School Telephone Directory|
|Phones; trouble reaching school||No one answers at my child's school.||Please call the Performance Zone if you have trouble reaching a school. If you called the school during a school break, please call again when school resumes.||Performance Zones||School Telephone Directory|
|Pre-kindergarten (Pre-K)||What's available for my Pre-K child, if I have concerns about his/her development?||
Please contact the Early Childhood Program in the Student Support Services Division regarding Pre-K, including fee-based programs.
For 2013-2014, Zoom Schools, with funding put in place by the Nevada Legislature, will include Pre-Kindergarten, as well as full-day kindergarten and other resources. (See Zoom Schools in the Spotlight for a list of the Zoom schools)
|Early Childhood, SSSD||799-7479|
|Pre-school Daycare Services||Any pre-school programs?||North Las Vegas offer some day programs. You might also check with the office staff at your nearest elementary school for other resources.||City of North Las Vegas||633-1608|
|Proficiency testing||When are proficiency exams administered?||The exam schedule may be accessed within Interact by going to Desktop>District Link>Student Assessment>2013-2014 Assessment Calendars and then selecting the file "2013-2014_State_ES_12 mo_Final.PDF."||AARSI||799-1041|
|Reclaim Your Future||What is Reclaim Your Future?||Reclaim Your Future includes initiatives to encourage and support at-risk students to stay on track to graduate. The students may lack required course credits, face attendance challenges or need to pass one or more parts of the state's High School Proficiency Exam. The RYF Mentoring Project and the Graduation Advocate Initiative; both seek and benefit community support. Call the School-Community Partnership Program, 799-6560, or go to School-Community Partnership Program.||
School-Community Partnership Program
|Records||How do I get a copy of my transcript, diploma or my student records?||Please contact Student Data Services.||Student Data Services||799-2487|
|Registration||How do I register my child for school?||See the Enrollment section above or go to ccsd.net, select the Parents tab and click on Student Enrollment Process. More information is at Student Enrollment Information.||School Registrar||School Telephone Directory|
|Reorganization||What was the recent CCSD reorganization?||Information about Superintendent Skorkowsky's reorganization may be found here. An updated organizational chart may be obtained in BoardDocs for Board of Trustee meetings, for the August 22, 2013, board meeting, Item 7.01.|
|Report Cards||When will I receive my student's report card?||Distribution dates for report cards vary, depending on whether the school is nine months or year-round. Contact your child's school or check the Master Calendar online for report card distribution dates. Report cards are usually issued to students to take home to parents, except the last report card, which is mailed to the address on record one to two weeks after the school year ends. Calendars are available online at Calendars.||Schools||School Telephone Directory|
|SafeKey before- and after-school programs||Does the District provide child care?||No, but some municipalities offer a fee-based program called SafeKey at many elementary schools. Contact your local entity for details.||
City of Henderson
City of Las Vegas
City of North LV
|School Contact Information||Can I get the number for a school?||Yes, any employee can provide that for a caller by accessing the school directory online at the School Telephone Directory or consult the White Pages of your local telephone directory.||CCSD Web site Telephone directory||School Telephone Directory|
|Standard Student Attire||What is Standard Student Attire?||
See Uniforms below. Also see Dress Code above.
|Schools as established in CCSD policy 5131||School Telephone Directory|
|Student Records||How do I obtain student records to enroll in my new location in another school district?||If you completed the last school year at CCSD, your new school may request your records from your previous school. Otherwise call Student Data Services, which can also provide a transcript of grades for placement purposes.||Student Data Services||
Student Data Services
|Student Schedules||When can I get my student's schedule? Can I request changes to the schedule?||Student schedules are not finalized until after the first week of school based on enrollment numbers and class availability. Contact your student's school counselor or the assistant principal over curriculum with request; changes are at the school's discretion based on class availability.||School Counselor or Assistant Principal for Curriculum||School Telephone Directory|
|Summer School||How do I get information about summer school?||Please talk with your school's counselor to learn about secondary summer school opportunities. Information is available in April.||Guidance and Counseling Services||799-8441|
|Supplies||What supplies should I send with my child for the coming year?||
Although basic supplies are provided by
CCSD, items are always welcome. See a list of potential supplies here.
Your child's teacher may have project-specific with list, so please contact your child's school to find out about those items.
In addition, the schools provide a "wish list" of items that would be beneficial at CCSD's Support-a-School.
Schools or School-Community
Schools General Information
|Track Assignment||How do I get a copy of my child's track schedule?||Pick one up at your school or see the Website. Call your school to find out their procedure for assigning tracks or to discuss your student's assignment. View or download the Track Calendar.||Schools||School Telephone Directory|
|Transcript||Where do I get a copy of my transcript?||Please contact Student Data Services.||Student Data Services||
Student Data Services
|Transportation||I need to ask a question about my child's bus route, bus stop, pick-up time, bus driver, etc.||
See Bus Transportation above.
799-8100 or 8111
|Truancy||When is a student considered truant?||Truancy is an unexcused absence. Schools usually notify parents or guardians when a student has three, seven and 10 truancies. Students receive denial of credit, a failing grade, in any class with more than 10 absences.||
|Unaccompanied Youth and Foster Children||What is an unaccompanied youth?||An unaccompanied youth is defined as a child who is not in the physical custody of their parent. Contact the Title I HOPE office for guidance regarding enrollment.||Title I HOPE||855-6682|
|Uniforms||Why does our school have uniforms?||All schools have dress codes, but not all schools have Standard Student Attire, which is adopted through a formal process with the school community. For information about Standard Student Attire, contact your school or visit the Web site. Talk to the school's counselor if you have concerns about the cost.||Schools||Student Attire|
|Year-Round Schools||How do I find out if my school is year- round?||
Call the school or check the Back to School Reporter sent to families and posted online.
The "Year Round School Student Attendance Calendar," or the track schedules for year-round schools, may be accessed online at Calendars.
|Instruction Unit and Demographics, Zoning and GIS Department|
|Zone Variances||Am I required to send my child to the zoned school?||Students must attend their assigned schools unless, under special circumstances, a zone variance is obtained. Requests for zone variances for the following school year should be submitted between March 1 and May 1. Consideration for a variance is usually based on whether or not a school has space available and on the requesting student's grades, attendance and behavior. Parents of students granted zone variances are responsible for student transportation to and from school. Questions may be referred to school office staff. Variance request forms are available at schools and should be completed and returned to the requested school. To appeal a zone variance decision, call the Academic Manager for your school.||Academic Managers in the Performance Zones||School Telephone Directory
Schools General Information
|Zoning||For questions regarding how school boundaries are determined, the CCSD Board of Trustees has formed the Attendance and Zoning Advisory Committee (AZAC). This fifteen member commission made up of non-paid individuals who are appointed by individual trustees and the superintendent. Attendance zone boundaries for all schools in Clark County are reviewed annually. This process begins in September and ends in late March. All AZAC meetings are open to the public and operate under the open meeting laws for Nevada. More information is available at the AZAC website. (See "Assigned school" topic for determining to which school a student is assigned.)|
|Zoom Schools||What are Zoom Schools?||
Zoom schools are designated elementary schools with a significant ELL
population, which has been underperforming on the current state assessment.
These schools have a focused curriculum on language and literacy with built
in Zoom reading centers. The reading centers offer staff development for
teachers, community and parent outreach programs and during the day intensive
reading and language instruction for students. Zoom schools have early
intervention program with Pre-school offered within the attendance zone as
well as class-size reduction in Kindergarten. Zoom schools offer students the
opportunity to master the English language across all content areas.
CCSD has 14 schools in the inaugural Zoom schools pilot program for 2013-2014. See Zoom Schools in the Spotlight