The doors open at 7:15 a.m. each morning, and breakfast is served until 7:40 a.m.
The library is open from 7:15 to 7:40 a.m., when students may return and check out books freely. Kids should check in first with the homeroom teacher.
The school day begins at 7:45 a.m., and dismissal is at 2:35 p.m.
If you need to make a transportation change for the day, please send a written note to your child's teacher no later than 1:30 p.m. to ensure we are able to notify your student and their teacher. For permanent transportation changes, please come in to the front office and speak to secretary Lora Graves.
Lost and found
The lost and found table is outside the gym door. Please put your child’s first and last name on all their jackets, sweaters, sweatshirts, lunch bags and anything else you send to school. It will help to make sure lost items are returned promptly. If your child has lost something, remind them to check the lost and found table. After 30 days, all items left will be removed.
Visit the district's IC Parent Portal support site where you can:
- Request an activation key to create a Parent Portal account;
- Reset your password or retrieve your username.
- Ask for extra assistance.
Clays Mill offers a variety of opportunities for families to participate in their child's learning. Anyone interested in volunteering must register with FCPS and clear a criminal background check. You can also find out about districtwide opportunities online here.
Teachers and families are both encouraged to initiate a conference. Parents/guardians should attend at least two conferences with their child’s teacher each year. Every effort is made to meet with families at a convenient time. Please contact your child's teacher about scheduling.
Response to Intervention/RTI:
BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)
Our district encourages students to use their own devices for educational purposes in school. Students who demonstrate good digital citizenship and have a signed AUP (Acceptable Use Policy) on file may be allowed to connect their personally owned devices to the district network. Such access will be monitored and will require students to log in using their district credentials. However, families are responsible for all service and support of personal devices. The district is not responsible for any damage or loss incurred with the use of a personal device in the school setting. Students are expected to use devices for educational purposes and only with the consent of school staff. Although the use of devices on the district network is monitored, parents/guardians of minors are responsible for setting and conveying the standards that their children should follow when using media and information sources. Families are also responsible for what students may access through any non-district wi-fi or cellular connection.
On the third Wednesday of each month, students and teachers wear comfortable exercise/active wear/sports clothing to school. Students participate in various movement activites, games, and exercises with emphasis on learning about living healthy and active lifestyles.
Kroger Community Rewards
You no longer need to buy reloadable Kroger gift cards to support the Clays Mill PTA. Now you can link your plus card to Clays Mill Elementary as a part of Kroger's Community Rewards program, and the PTA will receive a quarterly percentage. Please visit the Kroger site and link your plus card to CME PTA: 11655.
Box Tops for Education
Please make sure any box tops you turn in are taped to a box tops paper and/or in a closed plastic baggie labeled with your child's name and their homeroom teacher's name. Leave them in the white basket at the top of the main stairwell.