School Information

4 years ago

School Colors:
Dream, Believe, Achieve!
"Dream whether big or small,
Believe in yourself and 
you can Achieve all!"
School Day Hours:
7:55 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


310 Mitchell Avenue
Purvis, MS 39475


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Purvis Upper Elementary

4 months ago

Jennifer Moore
Lead Teacher 
Amanda Cleveland
Allison Rogers

Our Mission:

The mission of the Lamar County School District is to provide a quality education in a safe and healthy learning environment with opportunities for all students to experience success.

Our Vision:

Our students will be thriving, productive leaders who make a positive difference in their lives and the lives of others.  


For the Voluntary Student Accident Insurance and 24 Hour Voluntary Insurance coverage we no longer send out promotional flyers, it is all online. Included below is the weblink for parents to access and choose their coverage for the Voluntary Student Accident Insurance or 24 Hour Voluntary Student Accident Insurance. Parents may sign up and pay for the Student Voluntary Insurance coverage via:  .


a. Click on icon l. Browse Rates lcon at top of webpage

  b. Click on State and choose Mississippi then click the school district, Lamar County School District to view rates.

e. Click on icon 2. Open New Account and put in user information.

d. Go to icon 3. My Account Login to complete the transaction.


For Assistance with Voluntary Student Insurance, please call our Toll Free Number: 888-636- 7272.


Thank you again for contacting Team Assure, Inc. for your insurance needs.

Red Ribbon Week
Red Ribbon Week

Nerd Day at PUE

Third Grade Resources

2 years ago

Websites to Visit to help students learning

MS Department of Education

Strong Readers MS

Language art skills by Grade MS-CCRS

Parent to Guide Success

Reading And Math Skills

Reading Skills https;//

Math fact fluency

Math skills

Math skills


By Rita French

School Parent and Family Engagement policy

2 years ago

School Parent and Family Engagement Policy 

Purvis Upper Elementary 2019-2020 Revised May 21, 2019 

In support of strengthening student academic achievement, Purvis Upper Elementary receives Title I, Part A funds and therefore must jointly develop with, agree on with, and distribute to parents and family members of participating children a written parent and family engagement policy, agreed on by such parents, that shall describe the means of carrying out the requirements of The Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA) Section 1116. Parents shall be notified of the policy in an understandable and uniform format and, to the extent practicable, provided in a language the parents can understand. Such policy shall be made available to the local community and updated periodically to meet the changing needs of the parents and the school. The policy establishes the school’s expectations for parent and family engagement and describes how the school will implement a number of specific parental and family engagement activities. 

Purvis Upper Elementary understands that parent and family engagement means the participation of parents and families in regular, two-way, and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities, including ensuring: 

● Parents and families play an integral role in assisting their child’s learning 

● Parents and families are encouraged to be actively involved in their child’s education at school 

● Parents and families are full partners in their child’s education and are included, as appropriate, in decision-making and on advisory committees to assist in the education of their child 

Purvis Upper Elementary agrees to implement the following requirements as outlined by ESSA Section 1116: A. ANNUAL TITLE I MEETING 


Purvis Upper Elementary will take the following actions to conduct an annual meeting, at a convenient time, and encourage and invite all parents of participating children to attend to inform them about the school’s Title I program, the nature of the Title I program, the parents’ requirements, the school parental involvement policy, the schoolwide plan, and the school-parent compact. 

Purvis Upper will hold a Parent Open House Meeting in September 10,2019 and will provide Title I information to parents. Agendas and minutes of the meeting provide the information shared with parents and their feedback. 


Purvis Upper Elementary will offer a flexible number of engagement meetings at convenient times for families, such as meetings in the morning or evening (for which the school may use Title I funds to provide transportation, child care or home visits, as such services relate to parental involvement). 


Purvis Upper Elementary will take the following actions to involve parents in an organized, ongoing, and timely way, in the planning, review, and improvement of programs under Title I, Part A, including the planning, review, and improvement of the school parent and family engagement policy and the joint development of the schoolwide program plan. Parents will assist in the development of the parent and family engagement policy during the planning meetings in the spring. Parents will be asked for input and feedback of current plan. Once this plan is completed, it will be available for parents on the school website and available in the school office. 


Purvis Upper Elementary will provide parents of participating children timely information about programs under Title I, including: 

a) a description and explanation of the curriculum in use, b) forms of academic assessment used to measure student progress, c) achievement levels of the challenging State academic standards, and d) if requested by parents, opportunities for regular meetings to formulate 

suggestions and participate, as appropriate, in decisions relating to the education of their children and respond to any such suggestions as soon as practicable possible. 


Information related to the school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities, will be sent to the parents of participating children in an understandable and uniform format, including alternative formats upon request and, to the extent practicable, in a language the parents can understand The parent and family engagement policy will be on the school website and available in the school office. School events will be communicated to parents through the school website, social media, and parent notes. Students’ expected proficiency levels and instructional assistance will be explained to parents during parent meetings and conferences in a clear and understandable manner. 


Purvis Upper Elementary will submit any comments/concerns to the Lamar County School District Superintendent if the schoolwide plan and/or parent and family engagement policy is not satisfactory to parents. 


Purvis Upper Elementary will take the following actions to jointly develop with parents of participating children a school-parent compact that outlines how families, school, staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement and develop a partnership to help children achieve the state’s high standard and how the plan is used, reviewed, and updated. Parents will be invited to our annual Spring Planning Meeting to help create, adjust and revise the school-parent compact. The compact will be revisited during parent conferences throughout the school year. 


Purvis Upper Elementary will build the parents’ capacity for strong parental involvement to ensure effective involvement of parents and families and to support a partnership among the school and the community to improve student academic achievement through the following: 

● Materials and training to help parents to work with their child to improve their child’s achievement, such as literacy training and using technology (including education about the harms of copyright piracy), as appropriate, to foster parental involvement 

● Provide assistance to parents of participating children, as appropriate, in understanding topics such as the following: 

o the State’s academic content standards, o the State’s student academic achievement standards, o the State and local academic assessments including alternate assessments, o the requirements of Title I, Part A, o how to monitor their child’s progress, and 


o how to work with educators to improve the achievement of their children. 

● Educate school personnel, specialized instructional support personnel, principals, and other school leaders, and other staff, with the assistance of parents, in the value and utility of the contributions of parents, and in how to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners, implement and coordinate parent programs, and build ties between parents and the school. 

● Coordinate and integrate parental involvement programs and activities with other Federal, State, and local programs, including public preschool programs, and conduct other activities, such as parent resource centers, that encourage and support parents to fully participate in the education of their children. Parent Academies will provide instruction for parents on standards that are being taught in the classroom and provide the parents with resources to use when helping their child at home. Purvis Upper will provide parents with instructional examples created by their child’s teacher. These examples will explain what is being taught as well as how it is being taught. The Family Guide for Student Success will be printed and provided to parents as a resource. 


Purvis Upper Elementary in carrying out the parent and family engagement requirements of this part, to the extent practicable, shall provide full opportunities, for the participation of parents and family members (including parents and family members with limited English proficiency, parents and family members with disabilities, and parents and family members of migratory children), including providing information and school reports required under section 1111 in a format, and to the extent practicable, in a language such parents understand. 

1. Parents will be provided the Family Guide for Student Success from MDE 

- English and Spanish versions available 2. Teachers will explain proficiency levels to parents in a language parents 

understand. They will also explain how to monitor progress and understand NWEA and MAAP scores. 3. Parents will be given opportunities to provide input and be involved in the 

development of school plans. 

Put on school website and communicate with parents in August. (Can send link to plan, does not have to be paper copy) 


Building Strong Readers

a year ago


2021-2022 School Supply List

6 months ago


 5 th Grade Supply List 2021-2022

 ● 4 plastic three-prong folders with pockets

 ● 1 - 3 Subject Spiral Notebook with pockets 

● 2 composition notebook (no wires) 

● 1 packs of multi-colored highlighters 

● 1 box of #2 pencils - 24 count (preferably Ticonderoga brand) 

● Crayola Crayons (24 count) 

● Crayola Colored Pencils (16 count) 

● 12 glue sticks 

● 1 packages of cap erasers (24 counts) 

● 2 boxes Kleenex or Puffs tissue 

● 1 Pair of earbuds

 WISH LIST Scotch Tape, Ziploc bags, Band-Aids, Paper towels, Copy Paper, Dry-erase markers, 1 container of Germ-X hand sanitizer, 1 container of Clorox disinfecting wipes

 Thank you for your generous help, Fifth Grade Teachers *Please note: Some supplies will be taken up by homeroom teacher.


4th Grade Supply List


● Earphones / Earbuds for personal use

● 2 boxes of #2 Pencils 24 count (Preferably Ticonderoga)

● 2 packs of 24 count Crayola crayons (could we go back to two


● 1 pack of Colored, Highlighters

● 1 pack of 24 count cap erasers

● 1 pair of Fiskar scissors

● 1 pack of 2 glue sticks

● 2 boxes of Kleenex tissues

● 1 roll of paper towels

● 4 plastic folders with prongs

● 1 pack of Loose Leaf Wide Ruled Notebook Paper


Markers, 2” Binder, Colored Pencils, Pencil Bag, Colored Construction Paper,

Hand-held Pencil Sharpener, Expo Markers,

1 bottle of Germ-X hand sanitizer, 1 container Clorox wipes


Scotch Tape, Staples, Post-It Notes, Paper Clips, White-Out, Colored Copy Paper,

Additional Clorox Wipes, Additional Sanitizer, Band-Aids, Additional Paper

Towels, Index Cards, quart and gallon size ziploc style bags

Thank you for your generous help!

Please note: Some supplies will be taken up by the homeroom teacher.


3rd Grade Supply List2021-2022

● 2 boxes of #2 pencils - 24 count (preferably Ticonderoga brand)

● 2 box of Crayola Crayons (24 count)

● 1 package of cap erasers (24 count)

● 1 large pack of big pink erasers

● 1 pair of Fiskar scissors

● 4 glue sticks

● 2 boxes Kleenex or Puffs tissue

● 3 Mead Composition notebooks (Wide Ruled)

● 4 vinyl folders with 3 prongs and pockets (1 needs to be purple for communicationfolder)

● Zipper Pencil Pouch

● Paper Towels

● 1 pair Headphones/earbuds

● Refillable water bottle (no glass)

*Please do not purchase binders. We simply do not have room in our desks.

Optional/ Wish ListCrayola Colored Pencils, Highlighters, Clorox disinfecting wipes , Lysol spray,Germ-X, Expo Dry Erase Markers, Colored Copy Paper, White Cardstock, White Index Cards

Thank you for your generous help,Third Grade Teachers

2021-2022 Dress Code

6 months ago


STUDENT DRESS CODE All Students who attend the Lamar County School District schools are expected to respect the school community by dressing appropriately for a K-12 educational environment. Students’ attire should facilitate participation in learning as well as the health and safety of students and the adults that supervise them. This policy is intended to provide guidance for students, staff, and parents. Students should be able to dress for school in a manner that expresses their individuality as long as it does not interfere with the learning process and health and safety of themselves or other students. Students should be treated equitably. Dress code should not create disparities or reinforce or increase marginalization of any individual or group. 

Minimum Dress Requirements 

● Clothing must cover from the top of the shoulder and extend down to mid-thigh. 

● Rips or tears in clothing should be lower than mid-thigh 

● See-through or mesh garments must not be worn without clothing underneath that meet the minimum dress code requirements. 

● Tight fitting clothing must be covered with a garment that meets the minimum dress code requirements.

 ● Shoes must be worn at all times and should be safe for the school environment. Tops 

● T-shirts must have a logo for your attendance zone (no college logos, brand logos, etc. allowed) and may be any color. 

● Shirts must be of the type material so that undergarments are not visible or an undershirt is required. 

● School logos - must be for your attendance zone only. 

● Allowed colors for polo or collared shirts are white and gray for the entire district (Navy is no longer a district color) and for Baxterville-navy blue and red, Oak Grove-black and gold, Purvis-purple and gold, Sumrall-royal blue and gold, Lumberton-red and black. Must be a solid color. Bottoms 

● Khaki, Black or Navy Blue - May wear denim jeans (in shades of blue or black only) Boys: Pants or shorts Girls: Pants, skirts, capris, shorts, skorts

 ● All shorts must be hemmed and extend down to mid-thigh. Slits in skirts must extend down to mid-thigh. 

● No sweatpants, wind pants, low riders or leggings as pants. 

● No sports shorts or biking shorts ID Badges 

● School principals have the discretion to require school IDs as a part of the dress code. Additional Requirements 

● Clothing may not depict, imply, advertise or advocate illegal, violent, or lewd conduct, weapons, or the use of alcohol, tobacco, or drugs.

 ● Clothing may not depict or imply pornography, nudity, or sexual acts. 

● Clothing may not display or imply vulgar, discriminatory, or obscene language or images.

 ● Clothing may not state, imply or depict hate speech/imagery targeting groups based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, political, or any other protected classification. 

● Apparel, jewelry, accessories, or any manner of grooming that by virtue of its color, arrangement, trademark, or any other attribute, denotes membership in a gang that advocates for illegal or disruptive behavior is prohibited. 

● No student will be allowed to wear any type of clothing that, in the opinion of the administrator, is too revealing, suggestive, provocative or otherwise inappropriate. An example is clothing that reveals skin in the midriff area or cleavage.

 ● No hats, bandanas, visors, sunglasses, other headwear inside the building (except for religious purposes). No nose rings, lip rings, eyebrow rings, etc. No spiked accessories, chains, etc. (including those attached to wallets and/or belt loops). 

● Appropriate undergarments for boys and girls must be worn at all times and may not be visible. 

● All inappropriate tattoos must be covered. Students attending school in the Lamar County School District must wear clothing that is comfortable, clean, in good repair, and school appropriate. Clothing, hair, and other items that students wear to school must not disrupt the educational process nor create any form of school disturbance. Students who are dressed inappropriately may be given the opportunity to change clothes, or allowed to call the parent/guardian to bring a change of clothes that conforms to the dress code. If the parent/guardian cannot be contacted and the student does not wish to change clothes, the student will be removed from regular classes and assigned to an alternative location until such time as the parent/guardian can be contacted. The student will be placed on the appropriate step of the discipline ladder. Picture Days – On school picture days, appropriate tops with dress code bottoms may be worn. If a student is absent on school picture day, they may bring alternate clothing to change into for make-up pictures. All of the following dress code regulations apply in addition to the above. In all instances, the appropriateness or inappropriateness of school dress will be determined by school administrators, considering the style or manner in which the clothing is worn or it’s fit. This includes the student’s entire appearance.