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J.H. Gunn
Elementary
7400 Harrisburg Road
Charlotte, NC 28215
Courier #: 478
P: 980-343-6477  |  F: 980-343-6527 
LC: East Learning Community
Bell Schedule: 7:45 AM - 2:45 PM
Grades: K-5
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About Our School 
 

Hello J.H. Gunn Family!

 

J.H. Gunn is a K-5 elementary school committed to providing the best education for all students.  We have a great partnership between parents, staff, students, and our community.  We have a strong academic program where every student is held accountable for success.  Our learning environment is safe and orderly, and is guided by our Character Education program.  We have over 700 students with approximately 80 staff members, and we are located in the East Learning Community.  Below you will find additional information concerning our school.  Please feel free to contact me at any time at 980-343-6477.

 

Warm Regards,

Mrs. Monique Davis

Principal

 

School Hours:

Regular hours are   7:45 - 2:45 (NOTE: Students may not enter the building until 7:15). Students are counted tardy after 7:45, and a parent or guardian must bring them to the office to sign in and receive a pass to class.

Teachers: 7:00 - 3:15

Building: 6:45- 6:00

Breakfast: served 7:15- 7:40 am

Lunch: Classes are assigned a time to be served.  Check with your classroom teacher for the current lunch schedule.  You are welcome to join your child at any time for lunch, just don't forget to sign in at the office.

 

Early Dismissal:

If a student leaves for the day before 11:00, s/he is counted absent.

There will be no early dismissal after 2:15.  To pick up a child before 2:15, parents need to report to the office to sign the child out. Parents/guardians will need to bring picture identification to pick up their child/ren.

 

Visitors:

All visitors need to sign in at the lobby and receive a Lobby Guard ID. Please come in and visit with your child any time during regular school hours. We encourage our parents and family to come and eat lunch with their children in the cafeteria. Please park in the front parking lot, not on the bus lot or in the circle.  Feel free to call the school if you have any questions at (980) 343-6477.

 

Inclement Weather:
In case of inclement weather, please listen to local radio, TV channels, or CMS channel 3 for information on what CMS will do.

 

Enrolling Your Child In School:

1. The child must be five (5) years old on or before August 31.

2. Provide proof of residency:

 

You will need one of the following from letters A, B and C

A.   Copy of Deed/Lease OR record of most recent mortgage payment; Affidavit from landlord affirming tenancy and record of most recent rent payment; Section 8 agrement; letter from approved agency (group & foster home purposes only)

 

B.  A utility bill or work order dated within the past 30 days, including: (Gas bill, water bill, electric bill, telephone bill or cable bill)

 

C. Valid driver's licence, currentvehicle registration, valid North Carolina photo identification card, valid passport, (dated within the past year: W-2, Vehicle tax bill, Property tax bill) (dated within the past 60 days: Medicaid Card, payroll studb, bank or credit card statement)

 

D. Original child's birth certificate (we will make a copy)

 

E. Child's current shot record

 

North Caroline State Law Required Immunizations:

1. Five (5) DPT/DT shots

2. Four (4) Oral Polio vaccine doses

3. One (1) HIB (At least one HIB on or after first birthday and before five (5) years of age.)

4. Two (2) MMR doses (first one on or after first birthday).

 

All Kindergarten students are required to have a health assessment. The health assessment must be conducted between the first of January prior to school entry and the thirtieth day of school entry.

 

Student Dress:                

J. H. Gunn is a uniform school. The principal and her staff are responsible for determining and enforcing regulations governing our uniform policy for students. Any attire other than the school uniform will not be allowed.

 

Students should wear:

1. Clean white or navy blue shirts with collars and free of slogans and writing.

2. Navy blue or khaki pants.

3. Closed toe shoes (sneakers, loafers, etc.)

4. Belt, if needed.

5. White or navy jacket/sweater.

 

Absenteeism:

If your child is sick or misses school for any reason he/she must bring with them (the next day or upon returning to school) a written statement why he/she was absent.

 

Tardies:

If your child is late for school for any reason, you need to walk your child into the school and report to the office. The office staff will give your child a pass to go to class. Please be aware that after your child has accumulated 6 1/2 hours, your child will given an absence.

 

Medicines:

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools policy prevents J.H. Gunn Staff members from giving any medications (prescription or over-the-counter) to your child unless we have an authorization form signed ahead of time by you and your child's doctor.

An "Authorization of Medication for Students" form is on the back of the student handbook. This must be completed by your child's doctor and signed by you before any medication can be dispensed at school.

The office can help you with any questions.

 

After School Program:

Our after school program operates from 1:45 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.. You may contact the director, Ms. Bryant, at (704) 935-3060 after 12:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please see the link to the left for more information on the ASEP.

 

Fees:

$25.00 Family registration fee is required at time of registration.

1 child   $54.00  per week

2 children $52.00  (each) per week

3 children $44.00 (each) per week

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