2020-2021 School Handbook


   Ranson Elementary


National Title 1 Distinguished School

     WV School of Excellence

   WV Title 1 Distinguished School

   WV High Progress Reward School



   Student Handbook 2020-2021



   600 North Preston Street

     Ranson, WV  25438






School:      (304)725-7310

Cafeteria:  (304) 728-6160

Fax:          (304) 725-1912





Ranson Elementary School Staff





Principal: Mr. Lance Astorino


Head Teacher: TBA


Secretary: Mrs. Cynthia Curtin

Clerk/Aide: Mrs. Roberta Baker

School Nurse: Mrs. Suzy Joran



Mrs. Melissa Back

Mrs. Anne Miller*

Ms. Beth Manzuk

Ms. Derby Hammond*


Kindergarten Aides:

Ms. Sandra Longerbeam

Mrs. Jamie Ranalli


Grade One:

Mrs. Amy Schmitt*

Mrs. Rebekah Mills

Ms . Sabrina Young


Grade Two:

Mrs. Kelli Sharpe

Ms. Karri Schnably*

Mrs. Julia Barney


Grade Three:

Ms. Elizabeth Lee*

Mrs. Amy Smith

Mrs. Jen Prusha-Hill


Grade Four:

Mrs. Rachel Kubic

Mrs. Megan Mossburg*

Mrs. Jenifer Vogel


Grade Five:

Mrs. Concetta Hochhauser

Ms. Anna Hawes*

Ms. Karen Grant


Tile I Site Facilitator

Mrs. Kathy Millner


School Psychologist

Dr. Shantrell Huffman

Reading Specialist:

Ms. Beth Manzuk


*Virtual Staff

Title I Instructional Coaches:

Mrs. Jennifer Dubrasky

Mrs. Megan Kitzmiller


Title I Parent Involvement Associate:

Mrs. Monica Addison

Mrs. Charlene Gonzalez


Title III ELL Teacher: Ms. Jennifer Smallwood


Interventionist & Instructional Support:

Mrs. Mary Duke

Mrs. Laura Berkeley

Ms. Derby Hammond


Counselor: Mr. Joseph Shepherd

Clinical Social Worker: Ms. Katie DeRonda

Technology Specialist: Ms. Judith Cain

Special Education: Mrs. Nancy Hubert

Ms. Shimika Vrobel


Special Education Aide: Mrs. Lorraine Pickett

Ms. Tammy Custer



Teacher of the Hearing Impaired: Mrs. Lynette Hull


Education Interpreter: Mrs. Barbara Rupert

Mr. Efren Creamer


Speech Therapist: Ms.Stephanie Morfessis


Music: Mrs. Bonnie Pullen

Band: Mr. Sean Cookus

Art: Mrs. Emily Hudkins

Librarian: Ms. Tara Hopfer

Phys. Education: Mr. Bradley Colliflower


General Aide: Mrs. Susan Little


Cafeteria Staff:

Mrs. Karen Viands - Cafeteria Manager

Mrs. Alicia Marcus

Mrs. Georgiana Harder

Mrs. Jamie Hottel

Mrs. Tammy Bryant

Mrs. Cheryl DeVane



Mr. Todd Brady

Mrs. Jessica Chandler





8:00 AM              School office opens


8:05 AM              Doors open for Students (Grab and Go Breakfast)


Please Note: Students should arrive at their designated time. Refer to the Arrival/Dismissal Procedures.


8:35 AM              Tardy bell/classroom instruction begins.


Students entering the school after 8:35 AM must come to the front door, ring the buzzer, and speak to office staff through the camera.


11:30-12:35 PM  Lunches Served


1:45 PM              Back Gate Dismissal Only

1:50 PM              Staggered Dismissal Begins (refer to the Arrival/Dismissal Procedures)

2:10 PM              Bus Dismissal

3:30  PM             School office closed


Bus Arrival:

Principal and assigned staff will meet students getting off the bus. 

One by one, students will exit the bus via the bus driver's direction (from front to back) and enter the front door keeping socially distanced.

Assigned staff will check students’ temperatures.  Students with a temperature of 100 F or above will be sent to the nurse for further monitoring.  Parents will be contacted immediately.  The nurse will further monitor any students that need to be sent home with a temperature of 100 F or above.

Students that are checked and cleared, will proceed directly to the classroom. (Grab & Go Breakfast stations accessible).

Car Riders :

Students dropped off by parents will remain in cars and pull into the indicated area as directed by the crossing guard.  Parents will be looking for a red and/or green sign.  Red= stay in car, Green=exit the car. Mask on and socially distanced.

Students will not get out of the car until a staff member displays a green sign indicator.

Students, when green sign indicates clear to leave car, will be directed to their entry where their temperature will be checked.

Staff will indicate to those students who are “clear” which direction to meet their teacher. (Grab & Go accessible while in route to their class).

Students with a temperature of 100 F or above will be sent to the nurse for further monitoring.  Parents will be contacted immediately.  The nurse will further monitor any students that need to be sent home with a temperature of 100 F or above.


Walkers: Students will enter the Gym Door or Back Gate

Staff will check temperatures at the grade level assigned entrances.

Students with a temperature of 100 F or above will be sent to the nurse for further monitoring.  Parents will be    contacted immediately.  The nurse will further monitor any students that need to be sent home with a temperature of 100 F or above.  Students that are checked and cleared, will proceed directly to the classroom. (Grab & Go Breakfast stations accessible).




Check Jefferson County School’s website – boe.jeff.k12.wv.us for updates


Please do not call the school or board of education offices, as these telephone lines must be kept open for emergency communications.  When the opening of school has been delayed, students should not arrive at school earlier than the announced opening time since school staff members may also arrive at a later time.  When school is dismissed early, it is the parent’s responsibility to inform each child as to where he/she is supposed to go in case of an early release.



Only Ranson Elementary staff and students will be allowed in the building until further notice.

There will be a drop box outside for deliveries and pick up. A staff member will bring in the items. Items from the box will be sanitized upon bringing them in the building then distributed.



Students will periodically practice emergency exiting procedures at school.  The purpose is to familiarize the students and staff with the procedure so that they will know exactly what to do in the event of an actual fire or any building evacuation.  It would be helpful if all families practiced evacuations at home and reinforced the importance of these drills with each child. More emergency detailed plans will be sent home for your awareness.


Emergency Information Regarding Students


It is extremely important that emergency telephone numbers and address information is kept updated for each student and is on file in the school office.  If the Emergency Care information for your child changes during the school year please be sure to notify the school office of such changes.  School personnel must be able to contact parents in the event of accidents and emergencies.


Jefferson County School news and events are broadcasted daily on cable Channel 18.  Please refer to the station to obtain school information throughout the county.  Please check the Jefferson County Schools’ website; http://boe.jeff.k12.wv.us, for additional emergency news.


Emergency Service Plan


An early release plan will be followed in the event of an emergency.  Steps will be taken to ensure a swift and trouble free dismissal.  The Student Emergency Early Dismissal Form needs to be completed and on file with your child’s teacher.  Parents will be contacted according to the information provided.  In cases of emergency evacuation students may be transported to another school or safe site. Please make sure teachers have student’s accurate information on file.



Schools are responsible for teaching your child, but schools can’t do their job if your child is absent.  A child who misses a day or any part of a day of school also misses a day of learning that might never be replaced.  You can help by making school a top priority by having your child attend daily and on time.  By building the habit of daily attendance, you’ll help your child see that school is important.  Please review the Board of Education attendance policy for further information.

In the event that your child is absent from school, you should send a doctor or parent note in with the student on the first day he/she returns or emailed to the attendance secretary. The note/email should include your child’s first and last name, the date(s) of absence, and the reason for the absence. Phone calls will NOW be accepted (this year only).

Virtual Attendance Students must log in daily to LIVE sessions or complete the assigned work for the week by the following Monday or by teacher discretion. A note or email will be accepted for a miss school day.


Early Dismissal of Students


Parents should avoid scheduling any student appointments during the school day.  Students miss valuable class time when they are not present.  If an emergency request is needed for an early dismissal, parents must send a note with the student for their release prior to that time.  


Parents, guardians, or designated adults picking up students must come to the front door, ring the buzzer and speak to office staff through the camera.  Check-out log; noting the time of dismissal, the reason for early dismissal, and the name of the person with whom the student left school will be located outside of the building.  The student will be escorted to the front door by a staff member, when check-out has been completed.  A note from the parent/guardian needs to be submitted to the student’s teacher for any changes to their regular dismissal routine


A  Photo I.D. is required from anyone picking up a student.



Any child who is tardy for school must report to the office first. Any student arriving at school after 8:35AM will be considered tardy.  When the parent leaves after completing the tardy slip, a staff member will escort the student to the classroom after the temperature has been taken Tardy time may be made up during the day in order to complete any instruction missed.


              Actions for being tardy per 9 weeks may consist of:

    • Report to the front door and explain reason for tardiness.
    • Written notification or phone call to parent.
    • Parent conference with principal or counselor and time made up to complete missed assignments.
    • County Attendance Officer will be notified for further investigation and time made up.


In accordance with Jefferson County Schools Attendance Policy, parents or legal guardians will be notified in writing by the school principal.  The attendance officer will be asked to investigate any subsequent incidences of tardiness. 


The tardy bell rings at 8:35 AM


Purpose of Agenda / Policy

The purpose for continuing to implement the agenda program for grade levels 1st  - 5th is to:

  1. Save time by making students more accountable for homework and schedules.
  2. Give students and parents a record of upcoming assignments.
  3. Allow parents to have a direct link to our school.
  4. Provide a tool for communication between parents and teachers.


The staff hopes that you find the agenda program beneficial.  Please continue to review and sign daily in order to help promote our common goals.  Your child’s classroom teachers will further explain the agenda usage in class.  If there are any questions you may have that are not answered, please call the office at (304)725-7310.  We are looking forward to having your child spend part of their educational future with us.


If a student’s agenda is lost or damaged, a replacement cost will be required.


Medication Policy

When it becomes necessary for the office staff to administer ANY medication, prescribed and/or non- prescriptive (cough syrup, non-aspirin, cough drops, etc.) to any student at school, an approved authorization form (prescribed medicine) or a detailed note from parent (OTC medicine), must be on file in the school office before medication can be administered. The Jefferson County Schools Administration of Medication Form includes a written doctor’s and parent’s permission stating name of student, birth date,  grade, diagnosis, name of medication, type of administration, method of administration, and dosage that medication should be given.  Medication must always come in original container.  A record (medication log) of administering the medication will be kept on each student.  All medication will be kept locked in the office at all times.  You may request the above forms from the school office. Refer to the Jefferson County Student/Parent Handbook for more information.

Having a Communicable Disease will be cause for a student to be removed from school until a medical clearance for re-entry is obtained from a school nurse, family doctor, or health department.  Students may be removed from school for having head lice, scabies, hepatitis, mononucleosis, viral conjunctivitis, (i.e. pink eye) etc.  The school health nurse will assist with all health-related cases.


Marking System

Interim Reports and Report Card schedules will be issued to parents.  If you need a password to review LiveGrades online call or visit the school office. (LiveGrades are only available for grades 3rd  –5th.)


Referral Process For Special Education Services

Any parent or teacher may refer a student for consideration of areas of exceptionalities.  Referrals may be presented to the Student Assistance Team (S.A.T.) or the principal.  Each referral is reviewed on an individual basis and any appropriate action recommended by the committee will be reported to parents. Ranson Elementary currently offers programs for Emotional/ Behavioral Disorders, Hard of Hearing, Gifted, Intellectual Disability, Orthopedic Impairment, Other Health Impairment, Specific Learning Impairment and Speech/Language Impairment.



Please refer to the provided monthly menus to know what food is being served.

BREAKFAST:  Grab and Go breakfast is distributed daily at Ranson Elementary.

Breakfast Guidelines: Breakfast will be eaten in the classroom. All students must wash their hands prior to eating breakfast. Students will remain seated during breakfast. Students must wash/sanitize their hands after eating their meal


LUNCH:  A well balanced meal is provided for lunch each day.  The primary responsibility of this program is to meet the child’s nutritional needs.  A typical meal pattern may include:


                             1 Serving -           Meat or Meat Alternate

                             1 Serving-            Fruit

                             1 Serving-            Bread or Bread Alternate

                             1 Serving-            Fluid Milk

                             1 Serving-            Vegetable


Children who choose to bring a pack lunch from home must pay for milk or they may bring a beverage from home.  No glass containers or carbonated beverages will be allowed in the cafeteria due to safety concerns.  Water will be available if needed.  If your child is medically unable to drink milk or eat the school lunch, a form, which is available in the office, must be filled out by your doctor so we can offer an alternate meal to them. The Jefferson County Health Department and the Office of Child Nutrition monitor the Cafeteria.  Please indicate any other food allergies related to your child on his/her emergency form.

Lunch Guidelines

Students must wash/sanitize their hands prior to coming to the cafeteria to get their tray. One class at a time will enter the cafeteria to get their tray. Students and staff will wear masks in the hall and cafeteria. Lunches will be eaten in the classroom. Students should stay seated at their desks while eating and social distancing guidelines will be followed during lunch. Once all students have disposed of their lunch, they will wash/sanitize their hands.


Weekly Meals for the Virtual Academy students will be available for pick-up every Tuesdays, between 9:00 – 10:00 am, in the school parking lot.




Child Abuse and Neglect


West Virginia State Law requires teachers to report suspected cases of child abuse and neglect.  The law further protects the teacher against liability for referring such cases in good faith.  All cases are sent to the counselor or principal for further investigation.


Student Rights and Responsibilities


Parents may review the information, contained in the handbook in the school office.  Remember, children’s rights do not end at the school house door.  Students’ rights and freedoms are respected in all school activities.

Student Dress Code


While we recognize that choice of attire and grooming are matters of personal expression and are subject to current styles and trends, we expect our students to come to school dressed in good taste. Any article of apparel that is determined by the teachers or principal to be disruptive of the learning environment, destructive to school property, or hazardous to the health and safety of the child shall not be permitted.  Some items that are not acceptable as normal school apparel are:


  2. Obscene or suggestive words, symbols or pictures on clothing.
  3. Articles of clothing displaying symbols or advertising associated with alcoholic beverages or controlled substances.
  4. Excessively worn, torn, holey, dirty or smelly clothes.
  5. Walking shorts are acceptable, however, they must be modest length and in good taste; this also applies to skirts and dresses.
  6. Belts are required with pants that have belt loops to ensure that pants are fitting properly on waist.
  7. Tops, shirts, shorts, and pants that do not cover appropriate body areas and/or ill-fitting are not permitted.
  8. High heels & flip flops are neither appropriate nor safe footwear for PE, recess, and daily school wear.

Students whose dress is not yet seasonally appropriate may need to call home for appropriate clothing or wear clothing provided by the school.  If at any time you have a question or concern about what is acceptable or appropriate school attire, please call the school and speak to the principal or the head teacher.


General School Rules


  1. Walk throughout the school. Maintain social distance and wear your mask.
  2. Gum is not permitted in any area of the school, including outside on school grounds.(special teacher permission)
  3. Walkers should go directly home after school and should respect the property of others on their way home.
  4. Toys should be left at home.
  5. School property and the property of others are to be respected by all students.
  6. Students should not be in the school building before or after school hours for any purpose unless permission has been granted by the principal or the principal’s designee.
  7. Any student recommended for expulsion will have a hearing with the Board of Education and follow guidelines

Under 18-A-5-1a.

  1. Cell phones should be turned off and signed in to their teacher when entering their class.  Students can pick phones up at the end of the school day.


 School Wide Student Behavior Procedures and Guidelines


The following information has been formulated by the School Improvement Council to assist Ranson Elementary to be a more effective and safe school.


1.  Returning Correspondence

      Report cards – one week time limit to be returned (unless prior arrangements have been made with the teacher.)

      Envelopes only for grades 3-5 need to be signed and returned.


2.  Out of District Students

     a.  If an out of district student displays continued behavior or attendance concerns, it could warrant a conference with the

          teacher, principal, county administrator, and parent of student in question. The student’s transfer could be rescinded at that

          time and he/she would be returned to their home school.

     b.  When the list for Out of District student forms are to be approved at end of year, special circumstances relating to behavior,     

          tardiness and attendance are reviewed before a final decision is made for acceptance.

3.    Offenses Resulting in Suspension

.      a.    A student will be expelled if they:

  • possessed a deadly weapon.
  • assaulted a school employee.
  • sold a narcotic drug.

       b.    A student can be expelled for the following reasons:

  • unlawfully possessing a controlled substance.
  • committing acts that would be a felony.
  • threatening or injuring a student or school employee.
  • willful disobeying and violating school rules.
  • possession of alcohol.
  • use profane language directed at a school employee or pupil.
  • defacing or threatening school property
  • fighting.

4.  Hallways – School Wide

        a.  Students will be quiet at all times in the hallways while classes are in session.

        b.   Students will walk in the hallways for safety precaution.

5.   Bathroom Guidelines

       a.    Always wash hands after bathroom use. 

       b.    Keep bathroom neat and dispose of paper properly.

       c.    No playing in the bathroom for safety reasons.

      d.    Pens, pencils, scissors, etc., are not allowed in restrooms.


6.   Playground Guidelines

       a.    Follow playground rules as established by your teachers and principal.  The teachers know the physical capabilities of their

              students and will use their discretion as to what equipment their students can use.

       b.    Students should stay in view of the teacher or school personnel in charge at  all times.

       c.    Excessive rough play will not be permitted on the playground.

       d.    Students should treat equipment with care so it will last for future students at Ranson Elementary.




Ranson Education Association


The REA is a school affiliated organization that strives to support the school and to benefit its students.  Many activities, including book fairs and candy sales, are fund-raisers are sponsored by the REA.  More REA information will be sent out later and virtual meetings will be posted.


Parents are given opportunities to serve on the Parent Advisory Council which meets two  times a year to review the school’s Strategic Plan, the Parent Compact and the Parent Involvement Policy as well as other concerns.




Ranson Elementary is dedicated to recognizing the individual differences of each student and offer an education program that gives various opportunities for successful learning and growth.


Ranson Elementary School offers the following programs and activities that we feel best target our population:

Some of these activities will be resumed when a normal school schedule returns.

  • Student council projects
  • P.A.S.S. Program
  • B.U.G. Program
  • Parent Workshops
  • Principal Award Recognition
  • Chorus/Band
  • Extra Curricular Activities
  • Grade Level Awards for Academic Success
  • Student of the Month, Character Awards
  • Honor Roll Recognition
  • Teacher Pupil Parent Conferences
  • Extended Day Programs
  • School Wide Title I Activities and Services
  • Peer Mediation Program
  • STEM Program
  • Read Aloud


  • Interest clubs
  • Celebrate Learning
  • “Character Counts” Student Recognition
  • WV Extension Service
  • Boys & Girls Club support
  • Student Savings Program with BB&T
  • Interventionist support
  • R.I.F. - Reading is Fundamental
  • W.V. Achievement Scholars Program
  • Red Rocket Rewards
  • S.A.T. and I.E.P. Meetings
  • Super Lunch with Business Partners
  • Wellness Activities and Mental Health Awareness

School Business Partners

Jones Insurance


Charles Town Kiwanis


City of Ranson

Jefferson County Extension Service

State Farm Insurance

Boys and Girls Club

Kiwanis Club



Long and Foster

The Bridge

Pizza City

American Public University

Ranson Police Dept.

The U.S. Coast Guard

Jefferson Memorial VFW Auxiliary

M Street Bakery

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

Some activities our business partners have supported during the past years include:


American Education Week                                                    Tours at the businesses

Recognition of the Principal Award Winners                            Celebrate Learning table

Recognition of Excelling Students                                          Teacher Appreciation Week

Spring Hat Contest Judges                                                    Display of student’s art projects

Super Lunch Student Recognition                                           Read Aloud

P.A.S.S. Program                                                                 B.U.G. – Bring Up Grades Recognition                   

Spelling Bee Judges                                                              Use of Civic Center & City Park

Career Week                                                                        Volunteer Day of Caring

Food Drives                                                                          Guest speaker programs

R.I.F. – Reading is Fundamental                                              School supply & Book donations

“Adopt a Family” donations


Sharing Good News and Improving School Climate at Ranson Elementary School


Student Recognition Program

Research indicates that students who feel good about themselves and their school are better achievers.  At Ranson Elementary we believe that every student must be provided the opportunity to achieve success and become winners.  These incentive programs are designed to encourage positive attitudes, appropriate manners, high achievement, personal improvement and good attendance habits.  The intent of this program is to recognize and reinforce appropriate types of school behaviors and practices.

Principal’s Award – This award is given once a month to a student in grades (K-5), who displays a Positive Attitude toward school and school related activities and meet our monthly Character Count traits.

Student of the Month – These students will be recognized monthly by their classroom teachers for demonstrating pride, cooperation, enthusiasm, improvement and excellence in their day to day activities.

B.U.G. - This recognition, Bringing Up Grades, is an incentive program to encourage students to not only maintain good grades, but bring up at least one grade in any subject area at the end of the grading period.  The Charles Town Kiwanis Club sponsors this program for those students who earn this award.

Perfect Attendance – Students with perfect attendance for each grading period will  receive a certificate and coupon in their homeroom class.

Class Perfect Attendance Award – Classes each week are recognized for having the best attendance.

Special Awards – At least one student from each homeroom is recognized at the end of each grading period for some type of positive behavior, personal improvement or high achievement.  The Kiwanis Club sponsors this award.  Students in 1-2 receive recognition for mastery or above.


Honor Roll – Students in grades 3rd-5th receive recognition for B averages and above or Meeting Standards, and an S or O in specials.


Character Counts – Opportunities are made available for all students to receive a “Red Rocket” when displaying one of the six “Character Count” behaviors.  When students accumulate 5 “Red Rockets” they will receive a special reward.


Robert L. Sherman Award - awarded to a third grade and fifth grade student exhibiting outstanding character.


David Fuller Academic Progress Award - awarded to a fifth grade student showing great academic improvement.


Mayor A. David Hamill Leadership Award- awarded to a fifth grade student who demonstrates outstanding qualities of school and peer leadership.


Outstanding Scholastic Achievement - awarded to a fifth grade student with the highest grade point average from third to fifth grade and with high state assessment scores.



Happy notes/awards/posters                                           Red Rockets

Phone calls to parents                                                    Citizenship awards

Parent/student/principal conference                                 Talking to classrooms as a group

Student/principal conference                                           Letters of commendation to students

Verbal and non-verbal reinforcement                                Letters of commendation about students to parents

Grading period rewards for positive behavior




You, as parents, have the following rights:


  • To inspect and review the educational records of your child.
  • To know that written consent from the parent or eligible student must be obtained before personally identifiable information can be released with the exception that this information can be disclosed to school officials and authorities who the school system determines to have legitimate educational interest in the student.
  • To know that the following personally identifiable information is located at each individual school and maintained by the building principal:directory information, cumulative folder and school records.Psychological and educational diagnostic evaluations are located in both the child’s school and county office.
  • To know that the school system may presume that either parent of the student has authority to inspect and review the educational records of the student unless there is evidence to the contrary.
  • To request, in writing an amendment of the information contained in the educational records believed to be inaccurate.
  • To know that the following directory information may be disclosed without parent consent: Student’s name, parent/guardian, name, address, telephone listing, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in sports, student’s weight/height, dates of attendance, degree received, awards received, most recent education agency or institution attended.Parents must inform the school system within 10 days of this notice if they refuse the disclosure of this information to the armed forces. To file a complaint with the educational agency or institution for failure to comply with requirements of this policy.Disclosure of Student Data by contacting the Director of Pupil Services at your local Board of Education office.


 As required by federal laws and regulations, the Jefferson County Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, disability, age or national origin in employment or in the administration of any of its educational programs and activities. Inquiries may be directed to Martin Soltis, Title IX Coordinator, or Cindy Jones, Section 504 Coordinator, Jefferson County Board of Education, 110 Mordington Ave, Charles Town WV, 25414, 304-725-9741; to the State Title IX Coordinator, (304)558-3401, to the State 504 Coordinator, (304) 558-2696, West Virginia Department of Education, Charleston, WV 25304, or to the U.S. Department of Education’s Director of the Office of Civil Rights, (215)656-8541, TDD (215) 656-8604.

Please refer to http://jeffersoncounty.schoolwires.net for additional information governing our schools in the Jefferson County School Student, Parent, and Staff  Handbook.


School wide Title 1 Program


Welcome to a very active Title 1 school. All throughout the year you will be receiving many invitations to attend special events at Ranson. We will begin early in the school year with a  “Virtual Open House.” We will be hosting Virtual Events (i.e. Reading Night,  Math Night, and Test Prep Night) for our families. The year will conclude with our “End of Year” picnic - TBD.

An annual Title 1 School Strategic Plan  is developed by a team of staff, parents and students. A copy of this plan is available for your review in our school office. Your comments and suggestions are desired.

A copy of our Local School Improvement Board presentation is also available to you in the office. This plan is developed by our Local School Involvement Committee and presents some sharing points about Ranson Elementary and our make-up.  

All Title 1 documents including our Parent Compact and our Parent Involvement Policy will be given to each student for our

parents/caregivers to sign and return receipts to school. Additional copies of these documents will be made available upon request.


 “Students whose families are involved in their learning earn better grades, enroll in higher level programs, have higher graduation rates, and are more likely to enroll in post-secondary education” Beyond the Bake Sale, Henderson Mapp, Johnson & Davies.

Please refer to the Jefferson County Re-Entry Plan, boe.jeff.k12.wv.us, for further directions.





To win in life…

RESPECT yourself.

RESPECT others.

RESPECT our school.


Your child is counting on you!

Mission Statement


It is the mission of Ranson Elementary to encourage student growth by fostering learning and success.


Vision Statement


To “Win in Life” Ranson students will be grounded in these principles of












School Goals


Reading Language Arts

Overall proficiency in Literacy at Ranson Elementary for 5th grade students will be at or above 55% by 2020 - 2021 SY measured by the end of year state assessment.



Overall proficiency in Mathematics at Ranson Elementary for 5th grade students will be at or above 51% by 2020 - 2021 SY measured by the end of year state assessment.


Culture and Climate

Attendance at Ranson Elementary will increase for all students by 2% by the end of 2020 - 2021 SY

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