Student and Parent Handbook
Foyil Public Schools
Board of Education
Larry Mallory, President
Karen Ogle, Clerk
Mike Dennis, Member
Aaron Ramsey, Member
Nickie Roberts, Member
Superintendent of Schools
Lance Williams, Junior/Senior High School
P.O. Box 49
Foyil, Oklahoma 74031-0049
Welcome to Foyil High School
The purpose of this handbook is to familiarize you with the operation of our school so that we might work together as effectively as possible. Administrators and teachers must have the total cooperation of parents or the education of our students will be hindered. We are hopeful that you will read the handbook carefully as it contains valuable information pertaining to the entire school year.
We not only invite, but encourage you to visit the school and get acquainted with your son’s or daughter’s teachers. The offices of the administrators are always open to you, not just when problems arise, but when you have any questions or observations regarding the operation of the school.
We feel a deep responsibility to provide the best opportunity for learning at Foyil School. We have endeavored to employ a competent staff and provide them with the necessary supplies and equipment. There can be no doubt that the atmosphere for learning at Foyil School is one of the best in the state. Much effort and planning has gone into obtaining a staff who work together with the administration, the school board and the students. We are extremely proud of this harmony as it is important in providing the very best possible education for the youth of this community.
To be successful every organization must have rules and regulations to guide them. The Board of Education, the superintendent and the principals have tried to establish guidelines which will make the school safe and provide an atmosphere which will be for the good of all. Please study this handbook in order to familiarize yourself with the basic rules and guidelines of Foyil High School.
Statement of Rights
Parents and eligible students have certain rights under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act. The FERPA guarantees but is not limited to the following rights:
- The right to inspect and review the student’s education record;
- The right to exercise a limited control over other people’s access to the student’s education record;
- The right to seek to correct the student’s education record, in a hearing, if necessary;
- The right to report violations of the FERPA to the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
- Foyil Schools is both supportive and in compliance with FERPA. A complete copy of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act is available at no charge in the building principals’ office upon request.
Philosophy of Foyil High Schools
The Board of Education of the Foyil Public Schools believes that education is an inherent right, a privilege, and a duty of the individual. We believe it is the responsibility of the Foyil Public Schools to provide the individual with an atmosphere conducive to better understanding of traditional American ideals. We believe that the school must work in close cooperation with the community, the home, and the civic organization.
The school will encourage student activities necessary to provide a well-balanced educational program which provides for individual academic capabilities. We believe that the relationship of the faculty and the administrators must be one of cooperation to enrich the learning environment.
We believe that the teacher is responsible for implementing the educational process, and for organizing and initiating the classroom activities. The required curriculum prepares the students to function effectively in a modern complex society.
The school will take its place beside the home and the church in helping each child establish standards by which he may live and develop those qualities and attitudes that will enrich and strengthen his life.
Asbestos Management Plan
The Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act of 1986 requires that all buildings in our school be inspected for asbestos and a management plan be written to document this. A copy of this plan is available at your child’s school at the office if you wish to see it.
Notice to Parent Regarding Child Identification, Location, Screening, and Evaluation
This notice is to inform parents of the child identification, location, screening, and evaluation activities to be conducted throughout the year by local school district in coordination with the Oklahoma State Department of Education. Personally identifiable information shall be collected and maintained in a confidential manner in carrying out the following activities:
Preschool children ages 3 through 5 and students enrolled in K-12 who are suspected of having disabilities which may require special and related services may be referred for screening and evaluation through the local schools. Local school districts and the Regional Education Service Centers coordinate with the SoonerStart Early Intervention Program in referrals for identification and evaluation of infants and toddlers who may be eligible for early intervention services from birth through 2 years of age or for special education and related services beginning at 3 years of age. The Oklahoma Areawide Service Information System (OASIS), through a toll free number (1-800-42-OASIS), also provides statewide information and referrals to local schools and other service providers.
Screening activities may include vision, hearing and health. Other screening activities may include: review of records and education history; interviews; observations; and specially developed readiness or educational screening instruments. The Regional Education Service Centers provide assistance and consultation to local schools in these efforts.
- Readiness Screening: Personally identifiable information is collected on all kindergarten and first grade students participating in schoolwide readiness screenings to assess readiness for kindergarten and first grade entry. Results of the screening are made available to parents or legal guardians, teachers, and school administrators. No child shall be educationally screened for readiness or evaluated without notice to the child’s parent or legal guardian.
- Education Screening: Education screening includes procedures for the identification of children who may have special learning needs and may be eligible for special education and related services. Each school district in the state provides educational screening. No child shall be educationally screened whose parent or legal guardian has filed written objection with the local school district.
- Educational screening is implemented for all first grade students each school year.
- Second through twelfth grade students shall be screened as needed or upon request of the parent, legal guardian, or teacher.
- Students entering the public school system from another state or from within the state without previous educational screening, shall be educationally screened within 6 months from the date of such entry.
Evaluation means procedures used in accordance with Federal laws and regulations to determine whether a child has a disability and the nature and extent of the special education and related services that the child needs. The term means procedures used selectively with an individual child and does not include basic tests administered or procedures used with all children in a school, grade or class. Written consent of the parent or legal guardian for such evaluation must be on file with the local school district prior to any child receiving an initial evaluation for special education and related services purposes.
Correction of Personally Identifiable Information
Education records containing personally identifiable information collected by schools in the identification, location, screening and evaluation of children shall be maintained in accordance with Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Policies & Procedures for Special Education in Oklahoma. School districts develop and implement a local policy regarding the collection, storage, disclosure, and destruction of confidential student records. Parents may obtain a copy of the local policy from the local school district’s administrator.
These are the rights of parents and children regarding personally identifiable information in accordance with the FERPA.
- To inspect the students records;
- To request the amendment of education records to ensure that they are not inaccurate, misleading or in violation of the students’ privacy or other rights;
- To consent to disclose education records, except where consent is not required to authorize disclosure;
- To file complaints with the Family Policy and Regulations Office, United States Department of Education, Washington, D.C. 20202, concerning the alleged violations of the requirements of FERPA (34 CFR & 99.1-99.67); and
- To obtain a copy of the FERPA policy adopted by the local school district upon request being made to the local school administrator.
Before any major identification, location, or evaluation, schools shall provide notice to parents. Accommodations for other languages or means of communication may be provided upon request. Such notice shall occur at least annually prior to conducting these activities and shall include the rights of parents under FERPA.
Section I – Attendance
In accordance with the policy of the board of education, each student in high school and junior high school (see FDC-R2 for K-6) is required to attend each class a minimum of 90% of the time in order to receive credit for that class. A maximum of nine days a semester may be missed for excused absences, absence by arrangement, unexcused absences, or truancy in any one class. All of these count toward the 9 total absences.
- Excused absences will be granted for the following reasons:
- Personal or family illnesses
- Medical appointments
- Legal matters, including service on a grand, multicounty Grand, or Petit Jury
- Observance of holidays required by student’s religious affiliation
It is the responsibility of the parent to notify the school by 10:00am if a child is to be absent for one of the above reasons. The school will contact those student’s parents who do not call. If no contact is made, the parent must send a note or call the day the child returns before the student can be excused. The student may make up all work missed without penalty. It is the responsibility of the student, on the day of return, to make arrangements to see that the work is made up.
- School Activity:
- The student will be allowed to be absent from the classroom for a maximum of 10 days per year to participate in activities sponsored by the school. Absences due to school sponsored activities do not count toward the 9 day rule.
- The student will be allowed to make up any work missed while participating.
- Absence By Arrangement: These are absences in which the parents deem it necessary that a child miss school for reasons other than those that fall within an excused absence.
- A student may take up to five (5) days of absences by arrangement per semester.
- In order for this absence to be excused, this student must complete all arrangements prior to missing school. These arrangements include having every teacher and a parent sign the form to show they have been notified that this is an excused absence and exactly what day(s) or hour(s) this student is to miss. All teachers are aware that the work missed is to be turned in either before the student leaves or the day the student returns unless the individual teacher makes special arrangements with the student. Students are aware that it is their obligation to meet the requirements of each teacher. Any work or assignments not turned in as described above will result in an unsatisfactory or failing grade for that work.
- In order to take an absence by arrangement, the parent or guardian must submit, at least two (2) days prior to the absence, a written request for the student to be absent. If the request is not made as required, the absence will be treated as an unexcused absence.
- Absences by arrangement will count against a student’s exemption from semester tests and also counts toward a student’s 9 total for the semester.
- Emergency Situations:
Emergency situations could be used for an exception to the nine (9) absence rule, such as serious accident or hospitalization. Cases will be reviewed on a case by case basis once application has been made by parent/guardian.
- Suspensions causing the student to exceed the nine (9) absence maximum could also be an exception to the rule. Cases will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
- UNEXCUSED ABSENCE: This is any absence that does not fall within one of the above categories. No make-up work is allowed on unexcused absences.
- TRUANCY: A student is considered truant when absent from the classroom without the knowledge of either school or the parent. Students who are truant will not be allowed to make up work missed during the truancy. Truancy days cannot be made up. The student may be subject to further disciplinary action.
- Students not in class on time will be considered tardy. Teachers will develop specific rules for determining tardiness for their classes with approval of the principal.
- A student who is more than 10 minutes late is counted absent for the class period.
- Each three (3) tardies will constitute an unexcused absence from that class period.
The following actions will be taken for tardiness:
Tardy 1: Responsibility of teacher
Tardy 2: Detention Hall
Tardy 3: Detention Hall and one day absent
Tardy 4&5: In house
Tardy 6: Suspension/Absent
Tardy 7: Extended suspension
3 in one day: In house
- NO CREDIT: A grade of NC-No Credit will be recorded on the transcript of those students, who exceed the nine (9) maximum absences.
- ATTENDANCE MAKE UP:
- A student may make up hours missed in the following ways:
- Attending after school detention for attendance, not for any disciplinary reason, and receives one (1) credit hour for each hour of after school attendance.
- Attending “attendance make-up school”. Four Tuesday night sessions will be offered during the semester. A student may make up one (1) hour for each hour attended.
The schedule will be announced later in the school year.
- TRUANCY COURT: When a student absences reach nine (9) days or more the student guardians name, address, and phone numbers will be turned into the Rogers County truancy court. They will be contacting the guardian as to the reason for their child’s truancy from school.
- APPEAL PROCESS: A student that exceeds the nine (9) day limit and feels he/she has “just cause” may appeal to the attendance committee for reinstatement of credit. Consideration will be given as to the reason for absences as well as to the attempts by parents to minimize the absenteeism. The parent has 3 days after the end of the semester to submit his/her appeal.
Section II – Discipline
The Foyil Board of Education believes that the school’s primary goal is to educate, not to discipline. However, education includes establishing norms of social behavior and assisting students in understanding and attaining those norms.
When the behavior of an individual student comes into conflict with the rights of others, corrective actions are necessary for the benefit of the individual and the school. The teacher of a child attending a public school has the same rights as a parent or guardian to control and discipline that child while the child is in attendance or in transit to or from the school or while participating in any school function authorized by the school district.
Each student shall be treated in a fair and equitable manner. Disciplinary action will be based on a careful assessment of the circumstances surrounding each infraction. The following are some examples of these circumstances:
The student’s attitude; The seriousness of the offense; The effect of the offense on other students; Whether the offense is physically or mentally injurious to other people; When the incident is isolated or habitual behavior; Any other circumstances which may be appropriately considered.
- STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR
Standards of behavior for all members of society are generally a matter of common sense. The following examples of behavior are not acceptable in society generally, and in a school environment particularly. The involvement of a student in the kind of behavior listed below will generally require remedial or corrective action. These examples are not intended to be exhaustive and the exclusion or omission of unacceptable behavior is not an endorsement or acceptance of such behavior. When, in the judgement of a teacher or administrator, a student is involved or has been involved in unacceptable behavior, appropriate remedial or corrective action will be taken.
According to Oklahoma State Law teachers and administrators have the right and responsibility to discipline students.
“The teacher of the student attending a Public School shall have the same right of the parent to control and discipline such a student during the time a child is in attendance or in transit to the school or classroom presided over by the teacher.” (Article VI, Sec. 114. State Laws of Oklahoma)
In most cases, when a teacher has a discipline problem, the first response will be to discuss the problem with the student. If the problem continues, the principal and/or parent may be involved.
- Unexcused or excessive tardiness or absenteeism
- Leaving school or class without permission
- Running or “horseplay” in halls or classroom
- Failure to report to detention or in-house suspension
- Refusing to obey reasonable requests of school employees
- Insubordination and disrespect for school employee
- Threatening harm to another person
- Assault/assault and battery, physical and/or verbal abuse
- Refusal to do classwork or lack of effort
- Possessing, using or concealing: tobacco, E-cigarettes, vapors, and vapor devices, or other controlled substances, dangerous instruments or weapons, or alcoholic beverages while on school property, under the jurisdiction of the school, or at a school sanctioned activity.
- Reckless operation of a motor vehicle on school property
- Profanity, obscene gestures or language
- Forgery, fraud or embezzlement
- Repeated violations of school rules
- Disruption of school or school activities
- Trespassing or loitering will not be permitted; skate boards and roller blades are not allowed at school at any time.
- Harassment of an individual or group through remarks or action as used in the School Bullying Prevention Act, “harassment, intimidation, and bullying” means any gesture, written or verbal expression, or physical act that a reasonable person should know will harm another student, damage another student’s property, place another student in reasonable fear of harm to the student’s person or damage to the student’s property, or insult or demean any student or group of students in such a way as to disrupt or interfere with the school’s educational mission or the education of any student. Harassment, intimidation, and bullying include, but are not limited to, a gesture or written, verbal, or physical act. Such behavior is specifically prohibited. Reference: 70 05 524 – 100.2 Harassment set forth above may include, but is not limited to, the following:
- Verbal, physical, or written harassment or abuse;
- Repeated remarks of a demeaning nature;
- Implied or explicit threats concerning one’s grades, achievements, etc.
- Demeaning jokes, stories, or activities directed at the student;
- Unwelcomed physical contact;
- Includes electronic and wireless communication devices.
NOTE: Drug dogs may be used periodically as a part of our
Drug Education Program
- METHODS OF DISCIPLINE
In administering discipline, consideration will be given to alternative methods of punishment to insure that the most effective discipline is administered in each case. In all disciplinary action, teachers and administrators will be mindful of the fact that they are dealing with individual personalities. The faculty may consider consultation with parents to determine the most effective disciplinary measure.
In considering alternatives for disciplinary actions, the faculty/administration of the school district will consider alternatives listed below. However, the school is not limited to these alternative methods, nor does this list reflect an order or sequence of events to follow in disciplinary actions. The Board of Education will rely upon the judgement and discretion of the administrator to determine the appropriate remedial or corrective action in each instance.
- Conference with student
- Conference with parents
- In-school suspension
- Referral to counselor
- Behavioral contract
- Changing student’s seat assignment or class assignment
- Requiring a student to make financial restitution for damaged property
- Requiring a student to clean or straighten items or facilities damaged by the student’s behavior
- Restriction of privileges
- Involvement of local authorities
- Referring student to appropriate social agency
- Corporal punishment
- Other appropriate disciplinary action as required and as indicated by the circumstances
Parents, guardians, and students residing in this school district shall be notified at the beginning of each school year that such policy is in effect. A copy of this policy will be made available to parents or guardians upon request at any time during the school year.
- CORPORAL PUNISHMENT
It is the policy of the Foyil Board of Education to administer corporal punishment only as a last resort after other reasonable corrective measures have been used without success. Corporal punishment must be administered only in the presence of another professional, certified staff member, preferably an administrator.
Careful documentation of each occasion shall be made by the teacher or the administrator or both. Such documentation will identify the student and set forth the behavior necessitating the punishment; the person who administered the punishment; and the name of the witnesses.
Under no circumstances shall other students or non-certified personnel observe the administration of corporal punishment. The student shall be carefully advised of the nature of the rule infraction for which the punishment is being administered. If possible, the parent(s) or legal guardian shall be notified that corporal punishment is being planned.
- SUSPENSION OF STUDENTS
It is the policy of the Foyil Board of Education that the superintendent or designee may suspend from school a student whose conduct disrupts the academic atmosphere of the school, endangers or threatens fellow students, teachers, or officials, or damages the property of another. Any student who violates the policies or regulations of the school may be suspended.
- DUE PROCESS – STUDENTS RIGHTS
The Foyil Board of Education and Administrative Staff believe in and support the Constitution of the United States of America. One of the most important “rights” protected by the Constitution is the right of Due Process of Law. This means that a person may not be deprived of his freedom of his property without Due Process Law. In the school setting it means:
- Each person has the right to hear the accusations made against him/her.
- To know of the punishment or penalty to be prescribed.
- To speak in his own behalf (tell his/her side of the story).
- Right to appeal with or without representation.
- SCHOOL DRESS CODE
All students must dress decently and neatly.
- Hair must be neat and clean, and of a natural color.
- Distracting hairstyles will not be permitted.
- All attire shall be of decent length, not to be any shorter than a maximum of six inches (length of a dollar bill) above the knee when measured in a standing position. Shorts and skirts, which are of appropriate length and hemmed, may be worn. Form fitting or stretch material attire are not to be worn as a primary outer garment. Apparel worn under an outer garment will not affect the appropriateness of its length. Males may not wear tank tops or sleeveless shirts. See-through clothing shall not be permitted. Midriffs are not to be exposed at any time. All students will wear gender appropriate clothing.
- No jeans or pants will be allowed that have excessive holes or rips above the knee.
- No visible safety pins, wallet chains, or external chains, oversized necklaces or oversized earrings will be allowed.
- No clothing/apparel/jewelry, etc. which is distracting, highly conspicuous, or which may be associated with gangs or gang activities may be worn. Such items include, but are not limited to: arm/leg bands, hats, facial jewelry (including tongue rings of any kind), hair color or distracting facial makeup. Males may only wear a single stud earring in each ear (spacers and sizers will not be allowed). Garments may not be worn in a manner which would be considered “baggy or sagging”.
- Appropriate shoes must be worn at all times. No wheeled shoes will be allowed. House shoes and sleep wear will not be allowed.
- Mustaches and beards must be kept and neatly trimmed.
- Clothing with witting or pictures which are suggestive or symbolic of drugs, alcohol, sex or anything illegal or immoral are not to be worn.
- No clothing will be permitted which, in the discretion of the administration, attracts undue attention or disrupts the educational process and setting.
- Exceptions to the dress code shall be permitted by the administration, with prior approval, to allow wearing of activity, sports, or organizational attire on the day of the activity or event.
Any exceptions to these rules must be approved by the Principal.
Three violations of any one or any combination of the above may result in suspension. If a student is suspended a third time, the suspension will be for the remainder of the school year.
- STUDENT CONDUCT
Students of the Foyil School District are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that will continue to bring honor to the school and community. This code is intended as a guideline for acceptable conduct so that students may be aware of the type of behavior that is necessary for Foyil Public Schools to maintain the high reputation for which they are known.
We shall enforce good, common sense discipline throughout the year. There is little need for rules and penalties if you remember that you are citizens of Foyil Community and everything you do reflects on your school, community and home. All discipline will be dealt with accordingly in the office of the principal.
- STUDENT SEARCHES
HB 1343 Student Searches, allows teachers or security personnel to search property in the possession of a student for dangerous weapons, controlled dangerous substances, intoxicating and non-intoxicating beverages or missing/stolen property, upon reasonable suspicion.
Section III – Extra Curricular Activities
Our school is proud to offer a variety of extra-curricular activities in which students may participate. We believe our extra-curricular programs provide students great opportunities outside the basic educational process. We strongly recommend they become involved in these programs and participate as much as possible. Currently we have several areas from which to choose including Athletics, FHA, Cheerleading, TSA, FBLA, Quiz Bowl, Student Council, and others.
While each group or organization has its own rules and guidelines, all participants must follow these basic rules:
- All state organization rules must be followed.
- Participating students must be in school on the day of the activity in order to participate. Only in extreme emergencies and approval through the principal’s office will this be waived. Generally, if a student is too sick to attend school they are too sick to participate.
- Student conduct at activities is expected to be much the same as it is at school. In fact, the same rules apply. Good conduct by those participating as well as those watching is extremely important.
- Students are not permitted to drive to or from any school sponsored activity. They are to ride school provided transportation to and from the activity. The only exception to this is that the parent/guardian may drive their son/daughter to and from an activity. No student may ride to or leave from an activity with anyone other than his/her parent/guardian. In order for a student to leave a school activity with his/her parent/guardian, the parent/guardian must personally notify the coach/advisor at the time of takin at the time of taking the student from the event. At that time, the parent/guardian assumes full responsibility for the student.
Students must be eligible on a weekly and semester basis to participate in school activities. The following is an explanation of eligibility rules and procedures as outlined by the State Activities Association of which Foyil School is a member.
- A student must be passing in all subjects in which he/she is enrolled in on a week to week basis.
- If a student is failing in one or more classes during a week of eligibility he/she will be placed on probation for one week. If a student is failing one or more classes the next week or when the next eligibility check is made, then that student is ineligible to participate in contests or activities.
- It is impossible to be placed on probation for two consecutive weeks.
- Once a student becomes ineligible, he/she will remain ineligible for a period defined by the rule, to be from a Monday through the next Sunday. Students failing to have a passing grade in five (5) full credit subjects at the end of any semester will not be eligible during the first six weeks of the next semester the student is in school. A student would become eligible at the end of a six weeks period during the next semester if the student is passing all subjects enrolled in on a week to week basis.
ACTIVITY ELIGIBILITY PROCEDURE
- Weekly eligibility is determined by the Wen-Gage Eligibility Portal.
- It determines a student’s grades on a weekly basis. Taking data on Friday mornings.
- It will be the principal’s responsibility to personally notify any sponsor or coach if a student is ineligible.
- It will be the responsibility of each teacher to complete the form on a timely basis in such a way that the student’s grade is fairly assessed. Eligibility is not to be used as punishment. The teacher does not determine eligibility. He or she determines the grade a student is making at the time the teacher signs the form. Grades are to be cumulative and begin at the first of each semester. Teachers must give students an opportunity to improve their grade weekly.
- STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES
- Student attending and participating in school sanctioned activities are to display good conduct and behave in such a way that demonstrates pride, competitiveness and sportsmanship. Remember that your behavior reflects on you, your family, school and community. School rules are in force at school sponsored activities.
- Students are responsible for any equipment checked out to them. Loss or damage of equipment may result in the student paying for the lost or damaged equipment.
- Students attending athletic events are to remain seated in the stands during the game unless they are visiting the concession stand or restroom in the gym lobby. While at basketball games, students are not to leave the gym and re-enter. Once you leave you are to leave the school grounds at all athletic events.
Section IV – General Information
- AWARDS AND HONORS
Senior High School Valedictorian and Salutatorian: The Valedictorian of the Senior Class will be that student with the highest grade point average. The Salutatorian of the Senior Class will be that student with the second highest grade point average. Honors will be shared by the students with grade point average tied at the third decimal point.
SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL VALEDICTORIAN AND SALUTATORIAN: To obtain the status of valedictorian or salutatorian candidate, a student must have been in continuous enrollment in Foyil High School during the three previous semesters.
8th GRADE VALEDICTORIAN AND SALUTATORIAN: A student must have been in continuous enrollment in Foyil Schools during the three previous semesters. The student with the highest grade point average, figured to the third decimal point, for the preceding three semesters will be the valedictorian. The salutatorian will be the second highest grade point average. Honors will be shared by the students if they are tied.
Grade point average will be derived as follows:
- Only grades from solid subjects taken during the 9th, 10th, 11th and first semester of the 12th grade will be averaged.
- Letter grades will be given numerical values as follows:
A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0
HONOR SOCIETY: The ten percent of the student body making the highest marks in the school may be nominated. Membership will be based upon work done during the first semester of the current year and the second semester of the preceding year. The standing of students enrolled in the first ear of high school will be based on the work done during the first semester of the current year.
SUPERINTENDENT”S HONOR ROLL: Students who have a 4.0 grade point average (all A’s) in their respective classes at the end of each nine-week period will be named to the Superintendent’s Honor Roll.
PRINCIPAL’S HONOR ROLL: Student who have a 3.0 grade point average of better with no grade lower than a “C” in classes at the end of each nine-week period will be named to the Principal’s Honor Roll.
- BELL SCHEDULE- JUNIOR HIGH
STARTS: 7:55-8:00 Entry Bell-Tardy Bell 11:30-11:35 Passing
8:00-8:55 1st Hour 11:35-12:30 4th Hour
8:55-9:00 Passing 12:30-12:35 Passing
9:00-9:55 2nd Hour 12:35-1:40 5th Hour
9:55-10:00 Passing 1:30-1:35 Passing
10:00-10:55 3rd Hour 1:35-2:30 6th Hour
10:55-11:00 Passing 2:30-2:35 Passing
11:00-11:30 Lunch 2:35-3:30 7th Hour/End of Day
BELL SCHEDULE – SENIOR HIGH
STARTS: 7:55-8:00 Entry Bell-Tardy Bell 11:55-12:00 Passing
8:00-8:55 1st Hour 12:00-12:30 Lunch
8:55-9:00 Passing 12:30-12:35 Passing
9:00-9:55 2nd Hour 12:35-1:40 5th Hour
9:55-10:00 Passing 1:30-1:35 Passing
10:00-10:55 3rd Hour 1:35-2:30 6th Hour
10:55-11:00 Passing 2:30-2:35 Passing
11:00-11:55 4TH Hour 2:35-3:30 7th Hour/End of Day
- BUILDING HOURS
The high school will open each school day at 7:30 a.m. and classes will begin at 8:00 a.m.
All students should be gone from the building by ten (10) minutes after dismissal in the afternoon unless they have a real and definite reason for staying that has been approved by a teacher or the building principal. Students should not be in the building before 7:30 a.m., after school or on weekends except by permission and supervision of a teacher.
- BULLETIN BOARDS
All posting on hall bulletin boards should be cleared through the principal’s office. All posting on room bulletin boards should be cleared through the classroom teacher.
A fleet of modern and well maintained school buses is provided for the transportation of all students living in the district. Students have a responsibility in keeping these buses safe, clean and attractive. The following rules should be observed at all times:
- Drivers will have the same control over students while riding buses as teachers have while students are in school.
- Please be on time for bus stops. Your bus pickup time should not vary over five (5) minutes each day and probably less.
- Students should pass in front of a bus-never behind it.
- At no time, either on regular bus routes or on activity trips, will the use of any tobacco be permitted on buses.
- For your own safety and protection, the students are required to remain seated, refrain from scuffling, and keep all parts of the body inside the bus at all times.
- Every student should help make the buses as safe as possible. This means keeping noise to a minimum so that the driver may focus his whole attention on the driving of the bus.
- Principal may suspend riding privileges for consistent misbehavior.
- CARE OF MONEY AND VALUABLES
When something is lost or stolen at school, it is often because the loser has been careless or unwise in taking care of the article. It is the responsibility of each student to care for and protect his own property. The following rules should be followed concerning money, jewelry and other valuables:
- Report all losses to the office promptly.
- Do no bring excess money to school. Bring only what you will need and no more.
- Do not leave money or valuable in unlocked lockers in the hallway or in the dressing room.
- Do not leave money or valuable lying around unattended in the gym or any place else.
- Do not leave valuables or money in clothing in the dressing rooms.
- Be extra careful not to leave rings and wrist watches at wash basins after washing hands.
- CLASSIFICATION OF STUDENTS
Sophomore: 6-11 Credits or Units
Junior: 12-17 Credits or Units
Senior: 18 or more Credits or Units
- CLASS MEETINGS
The time for class meetings will be allowed according to the need. When a class feels that they have a real and definite need for a class meeting, they should consult with their sponsor. Sponsors will request meeting time from the principal. Such requests should be made one week in advance.
- INCLEMENT WEATHER/ICE ROUTES
If for any reason, especially bad weather conditions, it becomes necessary for school to be closed, TV stations 2, 6, 8 & 23 will be notified along with 7 40/KRMA Radio station. Foyil’s School Connect computer program will also have notification. Notice will be given as soon as possible. Please do not tie up the phone by calling the school. ”OPEN WITH ICE ROUTES” means the buses will run on the main roads only.
- COLLEGE VISITATIONS FOR SENIORS
Seniors that have taken the ACT are permitted two school days during their senior year to visit a college they wish to explore. Check in the office for details. These days are not counted as absences.
- CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT
Foyil High School participates in the concurrent enrollment program at Rogers State University. If you are a Junior or Senior and interested in receiving college credits for part of your Junior or Senior year, see the counselor or check in the principal’s office. Only Juniors and Seniors having taken the ACT will be allowed to participate.
- COUNSELING AND GUIDANCE PROGRAM
We have a Guidance Counselor staff. The Foyil School guidance program is designed to assist each individual student in making appropriate decisions and adjustments in light of their own interests, abilities, and levels of aspiration. The main purpose of the counseling area is to personally see each student as many times as possible during the year to talk about educational plan, vocational plans or personal problems of any nature.
Private non-school counseling services are allowed 2 school day visits per month. Outside counselors must check in at the office and present appropriate identification. Students receiving such services must have a parent consent form/letter on file in the office prior to services being permitted.
Student information is confidential and will not be released without a signed parent consent form on file in the office.
- DRIVING AND PARKING
- Driving to and from Vo-Tech is prohibited. The school provides transportation both to and from Vo-Tech. See Vo-Tech section.
- Reckless driving on school grounds is strictly prohibited. Do not drive on school lawns, grass areas or other prohibited areas. The speed limit on school grounds is ten (10) miles per hour.
- Students are to park only in those areas designated for student parking.
- ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
For admission to Foyil School, a student must be a legal resident of this school district or a legal transfer (must be living with parents or a legal guardian) and must be willing and able to abide by the rules and regulations set forth for our school. New students may not enroll without a check out form from the previous school and an immunization record. A copy of your last school’s transcript is also helpful.
- EXEMPTION FROM SEMESTER TEST
Students may be exempt from semester tests if they qualify under the following rules:
- All A’s (4.0) GPA and 4 days or less of absences.
- A 3.0 GPA and 3 days or less of absences and no grade lower than a C.
- A 2.5 GPA and 2 days or less of absences and no grade lower than a C.
- A 2.0 GPA and 1 day of absence or less and no grade lower than a C.
- FIRE-TORNADO DRILLS
Fire and tornado procedure will be posted in every classroom. Fire and tornado drills will be held periodically throughout the school year. Fire drills will be initiated by a series of short rings of the bell. Tornado drills will be initiated by a continuous ringing of the bell.
Unless it is a school related activity, there will be no selling of products at school. All fundraisers must be approved through the office prior to arrangements with either the students or the company involved.
- GRADE CARDS
Grade cards will be distributed to the students on the Thursday following the close of each nine-week period. The dates will be published in the local newspaper so that parents will be informed about distribution dates. It will not be necessary for grade cards to be signed and returned to Junior and Senior High.
- GRADING SCALE
A= Excellent 90-100
B= Above Average 80-89
C= Average 70-79
D= Below Average 60-69
F= Failure 0-59
*I’s become “F’s” if not made up in three weeks.
- GRADUATION REQUIREMENT
Foyil Schools require twenty-four (24) credits for graduation. Sixteen (16) of the twenty-four credits must be solid subjects. Electives will not be considered as sold subjects.
In order to graduate, students must complete the following required subjects in grades nine through twelve:
Minimum HS Curriculum Recommended HS Curriculum
English Language Arts 4 English Language Arts 4
Mathematics 3 Mathematics 4
Science including 1 unit Science including 1
Unit of Biology and 2 units of of Biology and 2 units of
either Chemistry, Physics, either Chemistry, Physics,
Biology II, Physical Science Biology II, Physical Science,
Zoology, Physiology or Zoology, Physiology or
Applied Science 3 Applied Science 4
Social Studies including 1 Social Studies including 1
Unit of US History, .5 unit of unit of US History, .5 unit of
Oklahoma History, and .5-1.5 Oklahoma History, and .5-1.5
units of either World History, Units of either World History, Geography, Economics, Anthropology, Economics, Anthropology or Government
Geography or Government
Fine Arts 2 Fine Arts 2
Speech 1 Foreign Language 2
Electives 9 Technology 1
Total Units Required 24 Electives 9
Total Unites Required 28
Beginning with the graduating class of 2010, in order to graduate form a public high school accredited by the State Board of Education, student shall complete the following core curriculum units at the secondary level:
- Language Arts – 4 Units, to consist of 1 unit of grammar and composition, and 3 units from the following language arts electives – American Literature or English Literature, World Literature, Advanced English Courses.
- Mathematics – 3 Units, to consist of 1 unit of Algebra 1, and 2 units form the following mathematics electives – Algebra 2 or Geometry (which are required to qualify for the diploma of honor) Trigonometry, Math Analysis or Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Contextual Algebra, Contextual Geometry or Computer Science. Provided, credit may be granted for Contextual Algebra, Contextual Geometry, and Computer Science whether taught at the comprehensive high school or at a vocational-technical school.
- Science – 3 Units, to consist of 1 unit of Biology 1, and 2 units from the following science electives – Chemistry 1 or Physics (Which are required to qualify for the diploma of honor) Biology 2, Physical Science, Zoology, Physiology, or Applied Science (Biology/Chemistry, Physics, and Technology). Provided, credit may be granted for the Applied Science (Biology/Chemistry , Physics, and Technology ) whether taught at the comprehensive high school or at a vocational-technical school; and
- Social Studies – 3 Units, to consist of 1 unit of United States History, ½ to 1 unit of United States Government, ½ Unit of Oklahoma History, and ½ to 1 unit from the following social studies electives – World History (which is required to qualify for the diploma of honor) Geography, Economics, or Anthropology.
- Earned 1 Unit in the area of Fine Arts.
- 2 Units in Foreign Language -OR – 2 Units in Computer Science.
- Plus additional 8 Units from electives to equal 24 total units.
As a condition of receiving accreditation from the State Board of Education, all students in grades nine through twelve shall enroll in a minimum of six periods, or the equivalent in block scheduling, of rigorous academic and/or rigorous vocational courses each day, which may include arts, vocal and instrumental music, speech classes, and physical education classes.
- Check with your counselor to make sure you know how many credits and requirements you have completed and how many you lack.
- College Entrance Requirements are slightly higher and more specific. Again, see your counselor if you are college bound as early as possible.
- Concurrent Enrollment is available for juniors or seniors. See your counselor for details and if interested.
In order to participate in graduation exercises, a senior must be within one (1) credit of graduation. (Must have at least 23 credits to participate).
- STUDENT HAZING
It is the policy of this school district that no student or employee of the district shall participate in or be members of any secret fraternity or secret organization that is in any degree related to the school or to a school activity.
No student in this school district will be subject to hazing, harassment, or any other form of persecution by any student or employee whether connected or not to any fraternity or organization.
For the purposes of this policy, hazing is defined as the deliberate harassment of a student by means of rough practical jokes or causing the student to perform meaningless, difficult, or humiliating tasks.
This policy is not intended to deprive school district authorities from taking necessary and appropriate disciplinary action toward any student or employee. Students or employees who violate this policy will be subject to disciplinary action which may include expulsion for students and employment termination for employees.
- HEALTH SERVICES
Health services are available through the Rogers County Health Department.
Homework is an important part of the instructional process. The amount of homework may vary according to the grade level.
- PASS OBJECTIVES
To present consistent guidelines for education the State Department of Education has developed a set of Pass Skills for each subject and grade. You can review the Pass objectives on the SDE website.
Lockers will be assigned at registration. Students are encouraged to keep their lockers in good condition. The school will furnish locks for those lockers not having a built in lock. Students should always keep their locker locked and are never to share a locker with another student. Under no circumstances should a student keep money or valuables in their lockers. Remember, lockers and locks are the property of the school and may be inspected at any time. The principal will schedule periodic locker clean-outs to assist in keeping lockers clean and orderly.
- SCHOOL MEALS
School breakfast will be served daily - $1.00 for students and adults, lunches will be served to students for $1.75 for elementary grades PreK-6 and $2.25 for students in grades 7-12. School employees and outside adults will be charged $2.50 for their meals. All extra milk, regardless of free/reduced status, will be paid for at $0.35 per carton. Lunches carried to school must be eaten in the lunch room.
Due to the “closed campus” policy, only a parent may sign a student out for lunch. This must be done in person. Phone calls will not be accepted. Students who do not wish to eat at the cafeteria may bring their lunch.
NOTE: All families are asked to fill out a free and reduced lunch form at the beginning of each year.
When your child is absent, we ask that you please send a not to the office the following day.
- Prescription medications must be in a container that indicates the following:
- Student’s Name
- Name and strength of medication
- Dosage and directions for administration
- Name of physician
- Date and name of pharmacy
Medication should be accompanied by a written authorization from the parent, guardian, physician, or dentist that indicates the following:
- Purpose of medication
- Time to be administered
- Termination date for administering the medication
- Non-prescription medication may be administered only with the written permission of a parent of guardian when other alternatives, such as resting or changing activities are inappropriate or ineffective. The parent or guardian may give a blanket of permission or conditional permission for the student to receive non-prescription medication during the school day and may give permission for prescription medication to be given.
A permission form will be sent to parents at the beginning of the school year. The administrator or administrator’s designee should:
- Inform appropriate school personnel of the medication being administered.
- Keep an accurate record of the administration of the medication.
- Keep all medication in a locked cabinet.
- Return unused prescription to the parent of guardian only
The parent of guardian of the student is responsible for informing the designated official of any change in the student’s health or change in medication.
BB ELECTRONIC & WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICES AND HEADSETS/MUSIC PLAYERS
It is the policy of the Foyil Board of Education that students may be in possession of wireless devices (cell phones, pagers, I-Pods, MP3 players, etc.) while at school, in transit to school, or while attending functions sponsored or authorized by the school. The following rules apply to all Foyil School Campuses:
Cell phones are not to be heard nor SEEN in the school building during the school day, including assemblies, band room and gym. The only exception to this rule is before and after school (outside of the building) and during lunch inside the cafeteria. Phones will be turned off and stored upon exit from the cafeteria. When a phone comes into conflict with the learning environment it is subject to confiscation by members of the faculty. Students who fail to comply with this policy, will face the following punishment:
On a violation of the policy, the device will be confiscated and returned to a parent at the end of the day. A warning will be issued to the student on the 1st offense. On a 2nd offense the same procedure will be followed and the student will be required to serve one hour of after school detention. The 3rd offense will follow the same procedures, with the student required to serve an hour of detention and one day of in-house suspension. Additional offenses will lead to other disciplinary actions, up to and including suspension. Any items brought to the school are the sole responsibility of the student. BRING THEM AT YOUR ON RISK. The school is not responsible or liable for any lost or stolen cell phones or any other electronic devices.
CC TEACHER-PARENT CONFERENCES
Anytime you, as parents, feel the need to talk to the teacher about school problems, do not hesitate to call and set up a meeting. We feel this is very effective in solving many of our major problems.
DD PROGRESS REPORTS
Progress Reports will be sent home with students at/or about midway through each nine-week period (or more often if needed). The purpose obviously is to keep your parents informed as to your progress at school. Parents may review grades thru the Wen-Gage system. Contact the Foyil Schools Technology Coordinator to set up access.
EE PROMOTION/RETENTION POLICY (Grades 7 and 8)
In order for a student in grades 7 or 8, to be promoted to the next higher grade, he/she must SUCCESSFULLY complete no less than ten (10) semesters of work, six (6) of which MUST be in the core curriculum area (Math, Science, English, Social Studies). Failure of a student to meet this requirement will cause him/her to repeat the “FAILED” grade for the entire year.
An appeal process is in place for those students being retained by this policy. Parents of a student being retained may appeal the retention by notifying the building principal within ten (10) school days after being notified of the schools intention to retain their child.
FF SCHEDULE CHANGES AND DROPPING OF CLASSES
After final enrollment a student will not be permitted to change his schedule or to drop a course without a written request from the parent and the principal feels that such changes will be in the best interest of the student’s educational objectives. Students who desire a schedule change should make their request to the principal’s office. Students will not be dropped from a class for discipline reasons. Generally class changes will be made during the first week of each semester.
GG STUDENT DIRECTORY INFORMATION
The school district proposes to designate the following personally identifiable information contained in a student’s education record as “directory information,” and it will disclose that information without prior written consent:
- The student’s name;
- The names of the student’s parents;
- The student’s date of birth;
- The student’s class designation (i.e., 1st grade, 10th grade, etc.);
- The student’s extracurricular participation;
- The student’s achievement awards or honors;
- The student’s weight and height if a member of an athletic team;
- The student’s photograph; and
- The school or school district the student attended before the student enrolled in this school district.
HH STUDENT RECORDS
The educational records or school records include all materials directly related to a student which a school maintains. Records and nots maintained by a teacher, administrator, school physician, or school psychologist for his or her own use, and which are not available to others are exempt from this definition.
The parent and/or guardian shall have the right to inspect and copy school records, the right to interpretation, the right to challenge data thought to be erroneous and with administration approval, may have erroneous data corrected or expunged or insert a rebuttal statement. The parent and/or guardian has the right to lodge a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education.
II TELEPHONE USAGE
The school telephone was installed primarily to aid in carrying on school business. Student should not use the school telephone except in extreme emergency cases during the school hours. A student must have permission from the building principal or secretary. The office assistants cannot give permission to use the telephone.
Long distance calls on the school telephones may be made only upon the approval of the principal and must be placed collect.
Persons calling a student while the student in class will be asked to leave a number or message for the student, except in emergencies.
Every attempt is made to deliver messages to students in a timely manner. However, due to the business of the office late in the day, messages received after 2:30 in the afternoon may not be delivered prior to the end of the school day.
Please not that students cannot be checked out of school by phone. A parent or guardian must appear, in person, at the appropriate office for student check-out.
Free textbooks will be furnished to each student. The book should be well cared for by students and checked in at withdrawal or at the end of the course. Lost, defaced or torn books must be paid for.
KK VENDING MACHINES
Students will be allowed to by soft drinks and eatables from the vending machines in the commons area before school and after school. Student usage of the vending machines is at the discretion of the building principal.
In order to provide school children with a reasonable opportunity to study and learn, it is the policy of the Foyil Board of Education to restrict classroom visitation to a minimum. Any person who needs to visit a classroom or other school facility must obtain permission from the building principal’s office. Visitors on school property without permission may be asked to leave the premises.
The building principal is directed to establish appropriate procedures to insure compliance with this policy. Such procedures will include posting notices at the entrance to each school building. The notices will require visitors to report to the principal’s office before visiting any classroom or other facility. The principal is authorized discretion in permitting visitation, and the board of education declares its support of any decision made by a principal in denying visitation to any person.
MM CAREER TECH SCHOOL
Foyil School is a participant in the Northeast Area Career Tech program located in Pryor. Foyil students are eligible to attend Career Tech during their junior and/or senior years subject to approval of the principal and the availability of slots in which they wish to enroll. Check with your counselor for details.
Students must realize that Foyil is the parent school and that attending Career Tech is a privilege- NOT A RIGHT. The principal of Foyil reserves the right to deny any student the privilege to attend Career Tech and to remove any student from Career Tech with just cause.
Foyil Career Tech students are not allowed to drive or ride to or from Career Tech in any vehicle other than the transportation provided by the school.
All Foyil School rules are in force on the Career Tech bus and while at Career Tech. Foyil Career Tech students are expected to conduct themselves well and conform to all Career Tech rules as well.
NN WITHDRAWAL FROM SCHOOL
When a student must withdraw from Foyil School, he should report to the office on the morning of the day he leaves. He will check in all school owned books, equipment, and help prepare a withdrawal form. A complete transcript of grades and records will be sent to the student’s new school upon request of the school.
Recognizing the importance of the safety of our students, Foyil Public Schools, has installed video surveillance equipment. Anyone on school property may be subject to surveillance at any time.