Students may come to the library before school, after school, and during class with permission from their teacher.
Our elementary classes are on a rotation schedule. Students may check out books on the following basis.
Kindergarten – 1 book; First through Fifth Grades – 3 books. We allow 2 weeks before books are considered overdue. There will be no fines at the elementary. Overdue books must be returned before students may check out another book. Overdue notices are issued to students during their scheduled library time. Lost or damaged books must be paid for or make payments on the amount due before students may check out another book. Letters are sent home to parents with information about the lost or damaged book. Additional books may be checked out for research or special projects.
Our flexible schedule allows teachers to schedule classes in the library for research or other activities when regular library classes are not in session. Students may take AR test in the library with approval from the classroom teacher.
JUNIOR HIGH and HIGH SCHOOL
Classes are scheduled bi-weekly. Junior High and High School classes alternate weeks. Our flexible schedule allows teachers to schedule classes in the library for multiple usages. Students may come to the library before and after school, and during class with a pass from the classroom teacher. There is a quiet area with magazines for reading pleasure.
Students in grades sixth through twelve may check out 3 books. We allow 2 weeks before books are considered overdue. Another five days are allowed before a fine of five cents a day starts. Overdue or damaged books must be paid for or make payments on the amount due before the student may check out another book. Additional books may be checked out for research or special projects.
Online resources, that may be used at school or at home, with passwords and usernames, are available at the library for students, staff, and community people.
STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES
As a member of the Texas Library Association, Stockdale ISD Library recognizes the importance of considering the standards set by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, in consultation with the State Board of Education.
The library should be an inviting atmosphere to assure all persons that the library is essential to the learning process. The Library staff works in cooperation with the academic departments to enhance learning outside the classroom.
Hard copy resources and audio-visual resources are purchased and provided to the teachers that are curriculum based. These resources may be checked out by the teacher/staff and used in the classroom or students may use them in the library setting.
Online resources are available through the library to staff, students, and community. Staff development in this area is essential. This resource is available to anyone with Internet access.
Accelerated Reader is a program offered to all students. This program is an innovative, researched based reading program which offers leveled reading books with technology based computerized tests. These tests include testing of comprehensive skills and vocabulary. It is an individualized program, which encourages each student to read at his/her reading level and pace. It is an important program as it allows every student with any type of learning need to improve his/her reading skills. We have an AR Incentive Program to promote reading in our school.