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Inside this Handbook

  • Contact Information
  • GBES Calendar
  • Daily Schedule
  • Attendance and Absences
  • Student Pick Up/Drop Off
  • Before and After Care
  • Custody Issues
  • Medications
  • Illness and Injury
  • Visitors
  • Student Transfers
  • Transportation
  • Parties
  • Field Trips
  • Conferences/Progress Reports
  • Personal Property/Lost and Found
  • Photo Policy
  • Computer Policy
  • Harassment/Violence Prevention
  • Dress Code
  • Behavior and Discipline


Attendance Policy

Regular attendance is a key to school success. On time, daily attendance is a critical component of this educational process. We understand sometimes families may need support to help their child be successful. School staff can direct you to possible resources within the school community. Teachers take attendance daily.

A parent/guardian must notify the school at 881-9797 ext. 1, when a student is going to be absent.

Absences may be excused for the following reasons with appropriate documentation:

  • Illness (including chronic illness documented on a health plan, IEP or 504 plan)
  • Limited family emergencies; family deaths
  • Medical, health or legal appointments
  • Suspensions
  • Religious commitment

All absences for other reasons are unexcused.

Dress Code

We follow the APS guideline in order to promote a safe learning environment. Students who are out of compliance will be provided a change of clothing and/or  call home for a change of clothes. Here are important guidelines to be aware of:

  • No gang-related attire (this changes, so be aware) or clothing that distracts from learning
  • No tight or revealing clothing (spaghetti straps, exposed midriffs, tube tops, low cut or off the shoulder)
  • No inappropriate slogans on clothing Shorts must be “finger-tip” length
  • No hats allowed in the buildings (may wear for warmth or sun protection on the playground)
  • No sagging pants or wide-legs. Pants should fit at waist, crotch, and legs.
  • No long belts or chains, spiked jewelry, or piercings No make-up or brightly colored or distracting hair No flip flops or shoes with heels (for safety reasons)

Fire Drills, Lockdowns, and Shelter-in-place

Fire regulations require the school to hold periodic fire drills. They are held once a week for the first month of school and once a month thereafter.

  • If you would happen to arrive during the fire drill, you will have to wait outside the building in your car until the drill is complete.

During lock down or shelter in place procedures, students are to remain in the classroom. They are to take direction from their teachers.

During a lock down or shelter in place, students and teachers are not allowed to leave their rooms for any reason. All doors are locked in the school and nobody is allowed into the building.

  • If you would happen to arrive during a lockdown or shelter in place, you will have to wait outside the building in your car until the drill is complete.

Inclement Weather

Severe weather means schools are closed for the day for safety reasons. This is announced on local TV and radio by 6:00 a.m. Please listen for these announcements. Less severe weather results in an abbreviated day. Start and dismissal times for Governor Bent students on an abbreviated day schedule are as follows:

Classes Begin – 9:50 a.m. Classes Dismiss – 2:00 p.m.

In case of severe weather during the day, we will contact parents or day care providers so they can make arrangements to pick up their children.

Watch local TV news, listen to local radio or click on the links below for more information to see if there is a 2 Hour Delay. 






KANW- 89.1 FM

Phone Calls and Cell Phones

Classrooms will not be interrupted with phone messages.

It is the parent/guardian responsibility to make after school arrangements before school starts. Plan ahead for changes with your child before they leave for school. Office staff will take messages for emergencies only.

Cell phones are not to be used or seen during school hours. They may be kept in silent. If they are used during the day, the staff member will take the phone to the principal's office. The phone maybe picked up from the legal guardian.