To answer some of your questions as quickly as possible, we’ve compiled a list of those most frequently asked by Elko County School District parents. Be sure to read more throughout this website and in the student handbook for your child’s school so you’re well-informed and prepared to support your child through a successful educational journey.

How do I enroll my child at Elko County School District?

We are thrilled to welcome new members to our community! Please visit our School Registration page for information about enrolling your child at one of our schools. You may also get started through the New Student Enrollment portal.

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Do the Elko schools offer breakfast and lunch?

We operate an excellent nutrition program at each campus. Our cafeterias serve breakfast and lunch every school day for a reasonable price. We also participate in the National School Lunch Program for those who qualify for federal assistance. For more information or to apply for free/reduced meals, please see our district Nutrition Services page.

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What if my child requires medication during the school day?

We will administer medication in accordance with state regulations and with physician and parental approval. Please complete our medication authorization form, and bring medications in the original, labeled packaging to the front office. See the Health Services page for more information.

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Do you provide transportation services?

We are pleased to provide our students with safe, reliable transportation to and from school each day. We consider bus riding a privilege and expect all students to adhere to the rules for their own safety as well as for the safety of others. For information on bus policies, schedules, and routes, please visit our district Transportation page.

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What is the Infinite Campus portal, and how do I get a username and password to use it?

The Infinite Campus is just another way we keep communication between home and school strong. It provides you with almost real-time access to your child’s grades, attendance history, and other important information. To receive your log-in information, please call the district office.

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What do I need to do if my child will be absent from school?

If your child must miss school, please call the school office on the day of his/her absence. For information about attendance requirements and what qualifies as an excused absence, please refer to the school’s student handbook.

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Do you enforce a dress code at ECSD?

We expect our students to dress appropriately in neat and clean attire at all times. Building principals have discretion over the limitations on student dress and grooming.

Hat and/or Head Coverings:

We do not permit any head coverings, including bandanas, with the exception of those for medical purposes or religious observances. If students wear caps to school, they must not wear them in the buildings. We make an exception for spectators at extracurricular activities or special school activities such as prescribed student council dress-up activities (e.g., homecoming week).

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Will my child have access to the internet while on campus?

Students can access the internet for homework and school-related research from our computer lab, library, and some classrooms under the supervision of qualified school personnel. We require all students to abide by our Acceptable Use Policy. We expect our students to behave responsibly on school computer networks.

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May my high schooler drive to and from school?

Yes, and students may park on campus as long as they obtain a parking permit. However, students may not drive any time during school hours including class breaks and lunch periods. Also, students may not sit in their vehicles during the lunch period.

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How can I get more involved?

We strongly encourage your involvement. Please take the time to introduce yourself to your child’s teacher and let him or her know that you’re interested in getting involved. We also invite you to join the PTO at your school and make your voice heard! Parents can also support their child’s education in some basic ways, including:

  • Encouraging your child to get plenty of sleep 
  • Offering a healthy diet, including a good breakfast (or getting your child to school early enough to eat breakfast in our cafeteria)
  • Helping your child get up in plenty of time for school
  • Providing neat, clean, comfortable clothes

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Can my child be released early from school?

For the safety of our students, we will only release them during the school day to those listed as emergency contacts in Power School. Office personnel may ask for a picture ID when releasing students to unfamiliar persons. If a student needs to be picked up by someone who is not listed as an emergency contact, the office staff will attempt to contact a parent. If they are unable to contact a parent, they will not release the student.

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