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Dining Services

SAGE is a premier dining service contractor for some 200 independent private schools nationwide. They are strong in Texas, serving such schools as Greenhill, Episcopal School of Dallas, The Winston School, Fort Worth Country Day, Kincaid-­‐ Houston, Duchesne-­‐Houston, and many others.

SAGE operates on three basic principles:
  1. Great food – prepared on site
  2. Education – they will help us teach students how to eat, not tell them what to eat
  3. Fiscal responsibility – they will ensure that our community is receiving the best value for every dollar spent.

Shelton’s program is headed by Chef Tom Flannery. He will be on site daily, making sure that your children have the best menu options possible.

We believe everyone will enjoy the quality, convenience and customer satisfaction that SAGE will offer.

Tuition & Payment Information

See the 2017 - 2018 Tuition Schedule

Tuition & Payment Policy
  1. We have included all required fees in the Tuition amount to make the schedule easier to understand.
  2. For currently enrolled students, the Registration Fee of $2,500 for all grades and the online Enrollment Contract are due Friday, February 19, 2016.
    Please note the change in the Registration Fee from previous years.
  3. For new students, a one time $1,000 Matriculation Fee and the Registration Fee are due at the time of acceptance to Shelton. Matriculation Fees cover the administrative cost of admittance to the school. They are not prorated or refunded.
  4. The balance of the Tuition is due June 6, 2016, unless you select a payment plan using the FACTS system. Please contact Leslie Cashdollar, extension 2235, in the Business Office if you need additional information.

Shelton School will bill the individuals listed as the responsible party on the Enrollment Contract. It is the responsibility of divorced or separated parents to make arrangements for tuition and fee payment by the due date. Accounts not paid by June 19th may incur late charges and interest. Please contact Glen Brown in the Business Office if you have questions or need to discuss payment terms under the FACTS PLAN. See the FACTS Payment Plan Options listed below.

FACTS Payment Plan Options

What options are available to families whose cash flow makes it difficult to complete full tuition payment by June 6, 2016?

Shelton participates with FACTS to help our families with tuition payments. Through FACTS we offer a monthly payout for tuition at an additional cost to the family. Payments to FACTS can be made by check, credit card or bank draft on the monthly payment plan.

Payments on the monthly plan continue to February 2017.

Please note, each tuition payment using FACTS will carry the $50 per payment fee for the 2016-2017 school year or a total of $500.

Using FACTS, we also offer a two payment plan—half of the tuition due by June 6, 2016 and the other half due by January 31, 2017. If you use this plan, a fee of $50 for each payment will be added at a total cost of $100.

If your unique situation requires an option to the 10 Month or 2 Month payout plans, please contact Glen Brown in the Business Office to discuss your specific need. Exceptions to these plans may be granted on a limited basis.

Third Party Loans

There are several companies that provide loans for K-12 students. One of these is Sallie Mae. Their Loan information is available at http://www.salliemae.com. Another is http://www.YourTuitionSolution.com. You must go through their loan approval process and not through Shelton. Once your loan is approved and funded, Shelton will receive your Tuition from one of these sources and you repay them on the agreed upon terms. We do not know their requirements as to timing. These links are provided as information only. Shelton is not endorsing or recommending either of these sources.

Tuition Refund Insurance

If purchased, the Tuition Refund Insurance will refund 60% of the unused portion of the paid tuition should you decide to withdraw your student from the school for any reason, and 75% for medical reasons. The Tuition Refund Insurance is an optional fee unless it was made a condition on your student's contract.

If you do not want to purchase the tuition insurance for $250, please notify Leslie Cashdollar in the Business Office: lcashdollar@shelton.org.

To receive a refund, you must have paid for the Tuition Refund Insurance when your tuition was paid and your student must have attended at least 14 consecutive days of school. Please contact the Business Office to begin the refund process.

Financial Aid

Does Shelton offer Financial Aid to families, and if so, on what basis is it granted?

Shelton has a limited amount of financial aid available. The sources of this money are gifts from the Parent's Association, Annual Fund, Individuals, Foundations , Corporations and from our operating budget. Shelton makes financial aid decisions on the basis of need and the students behavior, participation and academic record. The school uses FACTS to analyze needs requests. Applications for Financial Aid must be made directly to FACTS. FACTS provides information and instructions for processing your application.

The deadline for application by returning families for the 2016-2017 school year is February 29, 2016. To be considered for Financial Aid you must complete and submit your application on the FACTS website. Financial Aid awards may vary from year to year based upon the needs of all applicants and the funds available. The Financial Aid committee meets in March and notifications are sent by mid April to allow time for payment plans to be set up on FACTS. If you do not complete your financial aid application by the deadline of February 29, you may not be considered for aid this coming year.

Very Important! Requests for Financial Aid must be made by February 29, 2016. You must complete a new application each year.

Inclement Weather & Crisis Plans

Inclement Weather Plan
Information will be provided by the following methods:
  • Shelton's Website
  • Shelton's Facebook Page
  • Shelton's Twitter Account
  • Telephone Notification System
  • Parent Email Lists

Crisis Plan

Action Plan Regarding Military or Terrorist Activity
Shelton has in place many procedures that pertain to emergencies, natural or manmade. Should we experience a crisis related to military or terrorist activity during the school / work day, we will basically respond as described below. Our response will be based on the best information available at the time, the nature of the activity, and the amount of time we have to respond.

In the event of an emergency, and assuming that we are able to do so, we will post updates and instructions on our website, www.shelton.org. We will also notify families and staff through our web-based notification system.

If any of the situations in bold below, the following will occur:
  • Allow student drivers to leave only with parental permission and if possible without jeopardizing others.
  • In the event of any emergency, the school will dismiss students to their parents if conditions make it possible. This will be done in an orderly manner by division. The dismissal plan will be posted on our website immediately. Parents will also receive a broadcast instructional email or phone call via our web-based notification system, if conditions allow. Other communication chain measures will be employed, depending on the situation.
  • Shelton will dismiss clients / trainees of the Evaluation Center, Speech and Language Therapy, or Teacher Training department if conditions are possible.
Military Action limited to foreign country, but with U.S. ramifications
  • Continue school / therapy / business as usual.
  • Increase campus security.
Terrorist action in U.S.
  • Increase campus security.
  • Restrict campus access.
  • Suspend off-campus privileges for Upper School students & staff.
  • Allow students to leave only with parental permission.
  • Decide which, if any, extra-curricular activities will continue.
Terrorist activity in Dallas
  • Increase campus security.
  • Restrict campus access.
  • Suspend off-campus privileges for Upper School students & staff.
  • Allow students to leave only with parental permission.
  • Decide which, if any, extra-curricular activities will continue.
  • Suspend activities on athletics fields or at other athletic centers.
  • Restrict school functions to classrooms.
  • Be ready for lock-down.
  • If evacuation is necessary, and it is practical to do so, students will be escorted to the Dallas Bible Church.
  • If advised by emergency and law enforcement agencies, students will be escorted to other locations.
  • Decide which, if any, services will continue by the Evaluation Center, Speech & Language Therapy, or Outreach / Teacher Training.
Terrorist activity in Dallas involving biological or chemical weapons
  • Lock down campus.
  • Students, staff and clients will remain in classrooms / offices unless directed to gym for extended in-place shelter.
  • Advisors will remain with students.
  • Shut off HVAC units.
  • Suspend off-campus privileges for Upper School students & staff.

Preparedness: Shelton has water and food on hand for a short-term emergency. It has battery-powered radios and first aid kits. We encourage each Shelton family to determine its own meeting place and to communicate its whereabouts with all extended family members.


Technology Information

Information Technology (and Tekhelp Helpdesk)

Theoffice is open Monday-Thursday from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm and Friday 8:00 am until 4:00pm. If your student is having difficulties with his or her MacBook, please encourage him or her to go to the Tekhelp Office ASAP. If we don't know that your student is having difficulties, it is impossible for us to help resolve issues. You may also email the Tech Support Staff at techsupport@shelton.org

Information Technology includes managing our network, maintaining hardware and software, and providing technical support to students and staff.

Questions about the Technology Department may be directed to:
Tina Larson
Information Technology Manager
tlarson@shelton.org
972-774-1772 ext. 2273

Educational Technology
Teachers and students have access to an array of educational technology tools including:
  • MacBooks and iPads
  • SmartBoards
  • Online subscription databases
  • Software for productivity and creativity

Teachers regularly receive technology related in-service and professional development.

Beginning in 5th grade, students receive direct instruction in computer skills such as:
  • keyboarding/typing
  • organization
  • word processing
  • presentation software
  • photo editing
  • movie making
All 6th - 12th grade students are supplied with a laptop computer (currently MacBook Air). Students use these for research, note-taking, productivity, creative projects, and organization. Assistive features that help LD students learn and produce are emphasized. These include:
  • Dictation which converts spoken words into typed text.
  • Text-to-speech which allows the computer to read text out loud to the student.
  • Audio books available for individual purchase online or on loan from the Library.
  • Scanning and OCR (optical character recognition) equipment to convert paper documents and books into electronic format, then used with text-to-speech.
  • Parents may provide any additional software or device that provides productive assistance to their child after approval from Administration, Technology, and his or her teacher.

In Upper School, students are required to take 1 full credit (2 semesters) of technology. The first semester is a general computer applications survey course. The second semester is chosen from several options including Web Design, Creative Digital Media, Advanced Photo Editing, and Yearbook. For detailed course descriptions, see the Upper School Course Catalog.

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After School Care

After School Care Registration

Shelton offers After School Care to parents who cannot pick their student up by 3:40 pm, Monday through Thursday, or by 2:40 pm on Fridays.

Parent Handbook

Parent Support Meeting Schedule

View Presentation Materials

Dates for the 2017-18 School Year:
(held on Thursday evenings in the Dining Hall)

September 7, 2017, 7:00 pm
Overview of Learning Differences

October 5, 2017, 7:00 pm
Simulations of Learning Differences

November 2, 2017, 7:00 pm
Social Skills / Organization & Study Skills

December 7, 2017, 7:00 pm
Oral & Written Language: Decoding, Spelling, Comprehension & Composition

January 11, 2018, 7:00 pm
Freedom From Chemical Dependency

February 1, 2018, 7:00 pm
Math, Science, Social Studies

All are welcome. RSVP is required to bglasheen@shelton.org
- one week prior to the workshop.

Please note that childcare is not available.

Arrival & Dismissal Times

Regular Arrival/Dismissal

Division AM Carpool Tardy PM
Carpool
Carpool Ends

EC

8:00am 8:30am 2:45pm
(1:45pm Fri)
3:40pm
(2:40pm Fri)
PP &
Primary
8:00am
8:30am
3:00pm
(2:00pm Fri)
3:40pm
(2:40pm Fri)

UE

7:40am 8:30am 3:30pm
(2:30pm Fri)
4:00pm
(3:00pm Fri)
MS 7:45am 8:30am 3:30pm
(2:30pm Fri)
4:00pm
(3:00pm Fri)
US** 7:45am 8:32am 3:50pm
(2:55pm Fri)
4:30pm
(3:30pm Fri)

** Late Carpool charges do not apply to Upper School students, however, all US students not participating in an after school activity must clear the building by the time listed.

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