Our mission is to provide a safe learning environment that is supportive of our students' potential as they develop academically and socially.  We strive to bridge the gap between what the students know and what they need to know.  We commit to building background knowledge, to scaffolding instruction, to providing a spectrum of materials and to giving ample time for cooperative interactions for all student.  We recognize that all students are capable of achieving high expectations while we celebrate all growth in learning as a success.  We are dedicated to working with parents and the community to ensure a strong educational foundation.

Notes from the Front Office

Welcome back Mark Twain families!

We are very excited for the 2017-2018 school year!  We hope all of our families had a wonderful summer break.  We are excited to work with your children once again this year and welcome all new families to our school.  Please check our website regularly for updates and information.  Listed below are a few reminders on how to help your children’s educational journey at home and at school as well as important information:

1.     Your children have begun their Success for All (SFA) reading class, so make sure to read with them for 20 minutes every night.  Reading helps with language development, improves brain connectivity and function, improves writing skills, helps with stress, and so much more!

2.    Be a part of your children’s success by making sure your children are completing their homework and turning it in. 

3.    It is important your children are at school and on time each and every day.  Please have them go through the gate to the playgrounds; the gate opens at 8:10 a.m.  Please remember that the bell rings at 8:25 a.m.

4.    Please also remember to call our attendance line at 283-1000 if your student will be absent for the day. 

By working together, we can make this an exciting, successful school year!                                  

Am I too Sick to go to School?

Cold and Flu season will soon be upon us. Here are some tips to keep in mind, and help you decide if you need to keep your child home in order to control the spread of communicable diseases in the classroom.

 Child has vomited in the last 24 hours

 Fever of 99.6 or above (school must send student home for fevers of 100.0+)
Obvious severe cold symptoms (runny nose, nasal congestion, persistent chronic cough or sore throat)

 Eyes red, itchy, draining or matted shut in the morning. These are symptoms of Conjunctivitis & Pink Eye, usually contagious and needs to be treated by your physician.

 If your child needs special health care or medication during school time, please follow the School Medication Policy or contact the school nurse for more information at 283-1003.

 If your student stays home please remember to contact the school attendance line at 283-1000 to excuse your child’s absence.

                     Safe and Respectful Learning Environment


Free From Bullying or Cyber-Bullying

The Carson City School District does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability and age, and it provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the District’s non-discrimination policies: Title IX and 504 Coordinator, 1402 W. King Street, Carson City, NV 89703, (775) 283-2130.