FAQ's

How do I register my child?

Rhodes Elementary School is located at 5714 N. Knoll 78240 (View Map).
Our phone number is 397-4000.

Please bring the following documentation for your child:

  • Birth Certificate (original only)
  • Proof of Residence (current CPS bill, water bill, lease, or mortgage only)
  • Immunization Records (Details)
  • Social Security Card
  • Photo Identification of Parent / Guardian registering the child
  • Last report card from previous campus

What are the school hours?

  • School hours are 7:45a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
  • Students are picked up from the cafeteria or gym by their teacher at 7:40 a.m.

What are the attendance policies?

Attendance
Attendance is taken at 9:00 a.m. Students will be counted absent if they are not in school at that time. A child may be excused for temporary absence for visits to health care professionals if the child returns to school on the same day of the appointment. A note from the health care professional must be brought into the office when the parent signs in the child. The child will then be counted as present for the day.

Absences
A written dated excuse needs to be sent with your child within 3 days when he/she returns to school. If the school does not receive a written note within 3 days stating the reason for the absence, the absence will be considered unexcused. Please see the District Student Parent Handbook for Attendance Guidelines.

Absences Excused
With a Note
Absences Unexcused
Even with a Note

Illness
Medical Appointments
Religious Holidays
Funerals of Immediate Family
Court Appointments with Subpoena

*All above are unexcused without a note.

Car Trouble
Missed Bus
Overslept
Family Business (including trips)
Errands for or with Parents

Tardies / Late Arrivals
Students are tardy after 7:45 a.m. Students arriving after 8:00 a.m. must be signed in at the office to receive a tardy slip for the student to be admitted to class.

Excessive Absences/Tardies
If a child has excessive tardies and/or absences, their records will be reviewed by an attendance committee, and parents will be contaced. If excessive tardies and/or absences continue, the student will be referred to the District Attendance Officer. Please note that after 3 unexcused absences an Attendance Warning Notice has to be issued to the parents as per district policy.

Attendance Reminders Letter (click)

What are the school colors and mascot?

Colors: Emerald Green and White
Mascot: Raptors

Where can I get a school supply list?

The school supply list is available in the office or here on the web page.

How do I purchase school lunch for my child?

You can pay for your child's lunch in the school cafeteria. Tickets are normally purchased in 10-day increments. You may also pay online via the parent connection website. Click on the My Lunch Money Button.

What is the procedure for applying for free and reduced lunch?

Information on the free and reduced lunch program is available online.
Please see: 
NISD Child Nutrition Department
Meal Assistance Info:  http://www.nisd.net/child-nutrition/free-reduced-lunch-applications
FAQ'shttp://www.nisd.net/child-nutrition/free-reduced-lunch-applications/faq

How can I help my child be successful in school?

Read with your child every day and encourage your child to do his/her best. Make sure they get a good night's sleep.

Does Rhodes offer a pre-kindergarten program?

Yes, Rhodes offers a half day PreK program. Click here for the NISD Pre-K website, which includes registration and eligibility requirements. You may also call the Rhodes office at 397-4000 for more information.

How will I find out about bus transportation?

School bus service is made available to students who live two miles or more from school, or students who live where they must walk in hazardous traffic areas. You can find general information on the NISD Transportation website here. You can also click on the search button and find specific information for your address.

Will the school have an after school care fee based provider?

A for 2013-14: The Urban Ministries, After School Kare, will be the after school Educational Enrichment Program. After School Kare hours will be from 2:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. each day that school is in session. They will also be on site on early release days. For tuition fees and registration information, please call Urban Ministries office at 431-6466.

A for 2014-15: Northside Learning Tree, the district after school program privided through the Northside Adult & Community Education Department, is coming to Rhodes Elementary beginning the 2014-15 school year! The program provides academic support and enrichment activities in a safe and fun environment.

Program hours are 2:45 PM - 6:30 PM on school days with extended hours 11:45 AM - 6:30 PM on early release days at no additional cost. There is a $30 one-time registration fee per year. Priority online pre-registration for current after school program prarticipants will open in May. Open online registration for all students will open in June and will be available throughout the summer. Register early to reserve your space.

First child: $210 per month
Second child: $190 per month
Additional children: $170 per month

Families that qualify for free and reduced lunch will be eligible for reduced rates.

For additional information , please visit their website at www.nisd.net/learning-tree or call the Learning Tree office at 397-8108.