Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find supply lists and purchase school supplies?

Coming Soon!  If you didn’t get a chance to order from Sprouts keep an eye out for an email from the school.

a/o 7/26/22

When will class lists be posted?

Meet the Teacher Night is August 12th!! Look for an email with the times and your class assignment.

How much do meals at school cost, and how can I pay for my child’s meals? Where can I find the menus?

COVID UPDATE a/o 7/26/22:  School meals were free to all last year, but that could change at any point.  This is the historical information about school meals…

 

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Students pay for meals using their student ID number (don’t worry—Pre-K and K students are not expected to memorize their ID number!). At MySchoolCafe.com, parents and guardians can add money to a student’s account (minimum payment of $20 per transaction), track spending history, review menus, and look at dietary and allergy information for meals. The cafeteria also accepts cash at the register for prepayments and daily payments, but setting up your child with a prepaid account is highly recommended.

For more information about prepaying and/or applying for the meal program, please click here

Breakfast (Students must be at school no later than 7:30 a.m. in order to have breakfast in the cafeteria.)

Full Price: $1.50
Reduced Price: $.30 (For an application for the reduced-price meal program at AISD, visit MySchoolCafe.com (link is external) or visit the office to request a paper application.)
Adult: $2.25

Lunch –  * **Please see note below regarding price changes for the 2019-2020 school year. ***

Full Price: $3.00
Reduced Price: $.40 (For an application for the reduced-price meal program at AISD, visit MySchoolCafe.com or visit the office to request a paper application.)
Adult: $3.85

Parents may join their child for breakfast or lunch. To find out your child’s lunchtime, check the class schedule provided by your child’s teacher.

 

***To comply with U.S. Department of Agriculture regulation requirements, AISD’s school lunch prices will increase for the 2019–20 school year. AISD participates in the federally funded National School Lunch Program, which requires school districts to raise prices to help close the gap between the price of paid meals and the amount the federal government reimburses for free meals.

Elementary lunch prices will increase from $2.90 to $3.00.

Middle and high school lunch prices will increase from $3.05 to $3.15.

Adult lunch prices will increase from $3.75 to $3.85.

By providing students with meals consisting of lean protein, whole grains, vegetables, fruit and low-fat milk, our cafeterias are serving well-balanced, nutritious and tasty meals at a minimal cost. The price increases will have no effect on students who qualify for federally subsidized meals. Breakfast meal prices will not be affected. They will remain $1.50 for students and $2.25 for adults.

How can I check my child’s attendance and grades?
The AISD Parent Cloud enables parents and guardians to check their children’s attendance and grades online. Parents and guardians with students in Pre-K through Grade 2 can view their child’s attendance and report cards. Parents and guardians with students in Grades 3 through 12 can view their child’s assignments, current grades, and attendance. Learn more about Parent Cloud, or sign in here.
What additional days does Becker have off?

Becker follows the AISD District calendar.

When is dismissal?

Daily dismissal is at 3:10 p.m. for all grades.

What time does school start? When is a student marked as tardy?

The school day at Becker starts at 7:40 a.m.  Our building opens daily at 7:10 a.m. and students head to either the cafeteria for breakfast (until 7:30 a.m.) or the gym. We use the doors beneath the “Becker School” letters as our morning entrance from 7:10 a.m. until 7:40 a.m. We’ll have plenty of staff available to help guide you and/or your children to the appropriate spots.

The Becker School doors close at 7:40 a.m. and we ask all who arrive at that time or later to walk to the main entrance doors to follow our regular entrance procedures by ringing the doorbell and going to the office to sign in for a visitor’s badge before heading anywhere in our building. I realize this seems inconvenient, but it’s a required part of our safety plan.

 

The school is required by state law and district policy to file truancy charges when students have excessive tardies (referred to as partial-day absences) and absences. Please communicate any attendance or tardy concerns to the front office, so staff can provide support, if needed.

What is Morning Assembly all about?

We hold morning assembly only on Mondays.  Morning assembly is our community building time that includes mindfulness breathing, reciting our Becker morning statement, and celebrating birthdays, and other recognitions/announcements.

Teachers are not on duty until 7:30 a.m.. On days we don’t have assembly, we will keep students who arrive before 7:30 a.m. in the gym where they are welcome to join us in dancing and exercising. They may also choose to sit to read or talk quietly with friends. We will begin moving students from the gym to the classrooms at 7:30 a.m. or you may choose to walk them there at that time.

What are the drop-off and pick-up procedures?

Traffic consultants and AISD police report that our procedure for both arrival and dismissal is one of the safest and best organized in the district. Still, it takes time to get over 400 students out of the school and safely into cars, on buses, and onto sidewalks. Please help us keep your children safe by following our directions and all posted signs. Note that there is no parking on the west side of Bouldin St. next to the school building between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Please follow the directions of Becker staff and be patient with your fellow drivers.

School staff and members of the 5th Grade Safety Patrol are available at the circle drive every morning and afternoon to help students in and out of cars.

Kindergarten through 5th grade classes dismiss directly from their classrooms. At 3:00 p.m., students who walk or participate in one of the after-care programs head to those locations. Cars queue up along Bouldin and onto Milton into our circle drive where a staff member takes the names of students and reports them to office where names are announced on speaker system. Those students then head to main exits and are escorted to cars. Families who wish to walk in to the building to pick up children may do so at 3:00 p.m. and may head directly to the classrooms to sign their child(ren) out. 

Where can I find out about after school programs?

Please contact the school to find out about current afterschool options.

How do I connect with my child’s teacher and other Becker staff members?

Teacher and staff email addresses and phone numbers are listed in the Directory. Teachers also share their contact information and communication preferences on Back to School Night in September.

How do I learn about school announcements and news?

There are several ways to stay in the know about what’s happening at Becker:

 

  • Follow @BeckerElem on Twitter and like the Viva Becker Elementary Facebook Page—both are additional sources of Becker news.
  • Keep an eye on your email, it’s the primary way the school communicates
Do students have homework?
Homework assignments depend on students’ grade level and teacher. Homework assignments are sent home in students’ daily take-home folders. Teachers share details about homework at Back to School Night in September.
All students are expected to read daily at home as well as to enjoy quality time with their families and friends.
What can my child bring for snack?

If children bring snacks to school, please be sure they are healthy options. Fruit, cheese sticks, pretzels, and water are just a few of the best choices. We do not allow sodas ever, or chips (Takis, Flaming Hots, Cheetos, etc.), candy, or other junk food.

Can the cafeteria accommodate my child's food allergies?
If your child has a food allergy, a doctor’s note is required in order for the cafeteria staff to enter their information into our system. You can find more information about accommodations for food allergies on the district website.
What is the dress code?

Please see the AISD Student Dress Code. Additionally, students are encouraged to wear sneakers or athletic shoes every day so they can run and play comfortably. Students must wear sneakers or athletic shoes on Physical Education (PE) days in order to participate in PE. Backless shoes including flip flops, sandals, slides, and mules are not allowed. Comfortable play clothes to run, learn and play are highly encouraged!

Don’t see the answer you need here? Call the front office at (512) 414-2019.