Welcome to the Francis Howell School District and Fairmount Elementary School! For those of you who are returning, welcome back! For those of you who are new to the area, welcome to an amazing community. Our Fairmount Falcon family is strong and this is going to be a great year together. We will all work together as a team to make this school year the best for our students.
Please read this handbook carefully. Many questions which you may have about school attendance, transportation, food services and other items of interest to you are outlined in this handbook. Of course, if you have any questions, feel free to contact the office at 636-851-4500 and we will be happy to assist you in any way possible. You may also visit the district website at www.fhsdschools.org where you will find information about our school, other schools throughout the district and district programs. We want everyone to feel at home and welcomed in Francis Howell.
School is one of the most important aspects of any child’s life, and we ask you to join us as a valued partner in this exciting and rewarding endeavor. By working together, we can build a strong partnership to ensure the success of each and every child who enters our doors. Your child and their future are extremely important to us, and we look forward to providing those opportunities for your child to prosper, learn and grow.
Again, we welcome all of our students and families to Fairmount.
Dr. Cheri Oliver, Building Principal
As a District focused on continuous improvement, each of our 23 schools develops a site-based school improvement plan every year. The plan outlines the goals and actions the building plans to take throughout the year to improve various areas of performance.
A pyramid of intervention is a tiered approach to prevention and intervention strategies to support students both academically and behaviorally. The pyramid uses a variety of strategies and techniques to help all students stay on the right track. The foundation of the pyramid offers Tier 1 supports for all students. Tier 2 interventions provide additional support for smaller groups of students who need more targeted help. Tier 3 provides the most intensive supports for individual students when Tier 1 and 2 interventions have been unsuccessful. Our schools review and update their pyramid on a regular basis to ensure new strategies are incorporated and all are aligned with best practice.