Campus Portal Information
To help you more effectively monitor the progress of your child, the Clark County School District provides a web based system. This system will provide detailed, real-time information, including: Demographics, Schedules, Assignments, Assessment Scores, Calendar, Grades, Attendance, Graduation Progress, Academic Planner, To Do List, Reports, District and School Notices.
Beginning September 30, 2014, parents will receive a letter containing access information and instructions. If you have not received this letter by October 6, 2014, please contact the Portal Liaison at your child(ren)s’ school(s).
Parent and Family Engagement Policy 2017-2018
This policy has been developed and agreed upon by Helen Marie Smith Elementary School staff and parents. This committee will convene an annual meeting to evaluate this policy.
2017-2018 School Accountability Report
Our mission at Helen Marie Smith Elementary School is to provide a safe and positive learning environment for all students. Through collaboration between students, parents, and staff, we strive to promote life-long learners who are able to meet the challenges of a diverse society.
Title I Parent Notification
Title I Parent Notification Letter for your school in English and Spanish.
Title 1 Reports and Documents
Title one reports and documents click HERE.
Every Student Succeeds Act
In December 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into
law. The purpose of this letter is to notify you about important information
regarding your child’s school and to explain the protocol for measuring the
academic performance of Nevada Public Schools.
Effective Parent-School Communication
The level of collaboration between families and educators is an important predictor of student academic achievement. Parents and family members who establish strong, positive relationships with school staff have more opportunities to learn about the education system and become better education advocates.
Helen Marie Smith Student Handbook
A copy of the handbook is available. Please note that the handbook is in booklet format, which means that the pages are in an order meant to printed out in duplex and folded in half.
Voluntary Student Medical Insurance
Pursuant to CCSD Regulation 5154, the school district must supply information regarding the availability of student accident insurance. Please remember, this is not a school district sponsored program. We are allowing the distribution of the information for the benefit of the students and parents. While the Clark County School District takes appropriate measures to ensure the safety of students, accidents do occur. The District does not provide accident medical insurance coverage for students. This means that the parent(s) are responsible for any bills from a school related injury to their child.
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Parent's Guide to School Attendance
Regular attendance at school is a necessity if students are to achieve to their fullest potential. Parents/Guardians are urged to work with school personnel to resolve issues that may interfere with their student’s school attendance.
CCSD Safety Information Letter
The Clark County School District suggests the following precautionary measures for parents and their children. Parents are urged to have frank discussions with their children about the following:
- Teach your children, regardless of age, their full name, your full name, their address, and phone number.
- Explain the dangers of being abducted and/or molested.
- Explain that private parts of their body should not be touched by anyone, and if that happens, to report it immediately.
- Police officers are to be trusted for help; explain that police can always be identified by their marked car or motorcycle and their uniform.
- Emphasize the importance of staying close to a parent, relative, or friend when away from home.
- Explain the importance of noticing and remembering identifying characteristics of strangers, such as their height, hair, eye color, voice quality, clothes, and unusual marks. Also stress the importance of remembering the vehicle description, such as color, size, and license plate number.
- Stress the importance of protesting and running away if a stranger tries to take your child/children somewhere.
- Never accept candy, money, or gifts from strangers.
- Never go into a garage, shed, or alley with a stranger.
- Never get into a car with a stranger. If a stranger asks for directions, be polite but do not go near the vehicle. If a stranger gets out of his/her vehicle, run away immediately.
- Parents should occasionally accompany their child/children to school and monitor the area they are traveling.
- Parents should know who their child/children normally walk to school with and the route they normally take.
CCSD Back to School Reporter
The Back to School Reporter aims to be helpful and informative. If you have additional questions call the school at (702) 799-4300, or contact the CCSD Communications Office at 702-799-5304.