Foyil Elementary Handbook 2022-2023
Foyil Elementary School Student and Parent Handbook
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Larry Mallory, President
Mike Dennis, Vice President
Karen Ogle, Clerk
Wes Meeks, Member
Nickie Roberts, Member
SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS Mr. Rod Carter (918) 341-1113
ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL Brad Jordan (918) 342-3310 email@example.com
BUILDING HOURS Elementary classes will begin at 8:00 a.m. Any student not picked up in a timely manner may be sent to after care and fees will apply. Students should not be in the school building or on the school grounds before 7:30 a.m., after school or on the weekends except by permission/supervision of a teacher. Buses will arrive at school at 7:35.
FOYIL PUBLIC SCHOOLS
At Foyil Public Schools, we believe that parents play one of the most important parts in the education of a child. With this in mind, we ask that you read and discuss the items contained in the Student Handbook with your child. Make certain that the rules and policies are clearly under- stood. Discuss your expectations concerning the new school year. If questions should arise, please feel free to contact us for clarification.
PARENT'S RIGHT TO KNOW
Parent Notification Letter Dear Parents and Guardians,
In accordance with the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), Section 1111 (h)(6) Parent's Right to Know, this is a notification from Foyil Public School District to every parent of a student in a Title I school that you have the right to request and receive information in a timely manner regarding the professional qualifications of your student's classroom teachers. The information regarding the professional qualifications of your student's classroom teachers shall include the following.
• If the teacher has met state qualification and licensing criteria for the grade level and subject areas taught;
• If the teacher is teaching under emergency or temporary status in which the state qualifications and licensing criteria are waived;
• The teachers baccalaureate degree major, graduate certification, and field of discipline; and
• Whether the student is provided services by paraprofessionals, and if so, their qualifications
In addition to the above information, you will be notified if your student has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher that is not highly qualified.
If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the school principal at 918-342-3310.
Sincerely, Mr. Rod Carter Superintendent
WELCOME TO FOYIL ELEMENTARY 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 child's teacher(s). 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 Elementary School.
STATEMENT OF COOPERATION
Cooperation means conducting yourself in such a way that others can work with you. Successful schools need, and must have the cooperation of Superintendent, Board of Education, Principals, Teachers, Students and Community.
PHILOSOPHY OF FOYIL PUBLIC SCHOOL
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.
Emergency procedures shall be posted in each room and shall be conducted periodically throughout the year. These procedures include, but are not limited to, fire, tornado, and evacuation.
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.
ADMINISTERING MEDICATION TO STUDENTS
If a child is required by a physician to take medication during school hours and the parent or guardian cannot be at school to administer the medication or if circumstances exist that indicate that it is in the best interest of the student that a nonprescribed medication be dispensed to that student, an administrator or administrator's designee may administer the medication in compliance with the regulations that follow: I. Prescription medication must be in a container that indicates the following:
A. Student's name B. Name and strength of medication C. Dosage and directions for administrators D. Name of physician or dentist E. Date and name of pharmacy Medication should be accompanied by a written authorization from the parent, guardian, physician, or dentist that indicates the following:
A. Purpose of medication B. Time to be administered C. Date for administering the medication
II. Non prescription medication may be administered only with the written permission of a parent or guardian when other alternatives, such as resting or changing activities are inappropriate or ineffective. The parent or guardian may give a blanket 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:
A. Inform appropriate school personnel of the medication being
administered. B. Keep an accurate record of the administration of the medication. C. Keep all medication in a locked cabinet. D. Return unused prescription to the parent or guardian only.
The parent or guardian of the student is responsible for informing the designated official of any change in the student's health or change in medication.
CLOSING OF SCHOOL
If for any reason, especially bad weather conditions, it becomes necessary for school to be closed, TV station 2, 6, 8, and 23 will be notified along with KRMG AM 740. Notice will be given as soon as possible. Please do not tie up the phone by calling the school.
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.
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.
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.
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 Superintendent's office if you wish to see it.
NOTICE TO PARENT REGARDING CHILD IDENTIFICATION, LOCATION, SCREENING & 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 Oklahoma State Department of Education. Personally identifiable information shall be collected and maintained in a confidential manner in carrying out the following activities:
Referral 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 Interven- tion 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 Screening activities may include vision, hearing and health. Other screening activities may include: review of records and education history; interviews; observa- tions; and specially developed readiness or educational screening instruments. The Regional Education Service Centers provide assistance and consultation to local schools in these efforts.
(1) 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.
(2) 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 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 adminis
permission may be asked to leave the premises. Those with permission will be required to wear the provided visitor ID badge while on campus.
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.
SCHOOL MEALS School breakfast will be served daily - $1.50 for students and adults, lunches will be served to students for $2.50 for elementary grades PK-6. All adults and visitors will be charged $3.50 for their meals. Lunches carried to school must be eaten in the lunch room.
NOTE: All families are asked to fill out a free and reduced lunch form at the beginning of each year.
SELLING OF PRODUCTS AT SCHOOL
Unless it is a school related activity, there will be no selling of products at school. Before any product is sold on the school campus, the individual or group involved must have received prior approval from the building principal and/or the School Board.
HEAD LICE When a check of students is made and live lice are found, the student will be sent home and must be shampooed with a medicated/head lice preventative shampoo. Reinstatement back into school will take place after clearance from the health department or a medical professional. Treatment must also take place 7 days after initial treatment. Any student found to have nits will receive a letter to the parent stating the need for treatment and will be sent home.MEDICATION At the beginning of school, parents should inform teachers and the office of any problems which their child may have, such as asthmatic conditions, a restroom problem, a heart condition, or any type of problem which the teacher needs to be aware. This should be taken care of as soon after the opening of school as possible.
NOTE: Should your child be retained, you may request a hearing before a review committee. You must notify the building principal, IN WRITING, within ten (10) days after being notified of the retention. At this hearing you may present any relevant information or reasons concerning why you feel your child should not be retained. The committee will consist of the building principal, counselor, and your child's teacher(s).
After the decision of the committee has been rendered, you may further appeal the decision to the Foyil Board of Education, if necessary. You may do so by contacting the Superintendent of Schools within ten (10) days. The Foyil Board of Education's decision will be final.
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:
1. Report all losses to the office promptly. 2. Do not bring excess money to school. Bring only what you will need and no
more. 3. Do not leave money or valuables in unlocked lockers in the hallway or in the
dressing room. 4. Do not leave money or valuables lying around unattended in the gym or any
place else. 5. Do not leave valuables or money in clothing in the dressing rooms. 6. Be extra careful not to leave rings and wrist watches at wash basins after
TELEPHONE CALLS The school telephone was installed primarily to aid in carrying on school business. Students should not use the phone except in emergency cases during the school hours. A student must have permission from the building principal or a secretary. 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 is in class will be asked to leave a number or a message for the student.
CLASSROOM VISITATION 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
tered 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.
Collection 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 FERPA.
• To inspect the students education 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 viola- tions 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 communications 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. ADMISSIONS TO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A child must be four years of age on or before September 1, to enroll in the four year old preschool. A child must be five years of age on or before September 1, if he attends Kindergarten. He must be six years of age on or before September 1, to enroll in the first grade.
A child entering PreK through first grade must present his birth certificate and immunization record before his enrollment can be completed.
The State of Oklahoma requires the following immunizations: 5 DPT/DT; 2 MMR; 4 Polio; 2 Hepatitis A; 3 Hepatitis B; and Varicella (chicken pox) at the appropriate grade level. The State requires all immunizations to be completed before enrolling in school.
It will be the policy of Foyil School District that it is important for students to be in class on a regular basis. We feel that many of the experiences a student misses when out of class are important and are often impossible to make up. In light of this philosophy, we establish the following policy.
1. Each absence from school must be explained by written note or phone
call from the parent or guardian.
2. Absences of less than 3 hours accompanied by a note from a doctor or dentist which state the date and the time of the visit will not be counted in the 10 days per semester allowed.
3. In case of serious accident, extended serious illness (both must be verified by a doctor) or other emergency situations, an extension of the 10 day limit could be granted after a hearing before a committee consisting of the principal, homeroom teacher, school social worker, and school counselor. A majority of the school personnel in this committee must agree on any decision. The decision of this committee may be appealed to the superintendent and/or the Board of Education. The committee will be selected before the school year begins. It will be required to keep accurate records of all hearings. 4. TARDINESS TO CLASS: Tardiness to class shall be defined as not being in the proper seat as the bell rings. Any tardiness of over 10 minutes may be counted as an absence. Three times being tardy will count as one day absence and unexcused tardiness will count toward the 10 day limit. Tardiness disrupts the learning of other students. 5. MAKE UP WORK: Students will have one school day for each day absent to hand in all make up work to a maximum of 3 days unless special arrangements are made by the principal and/or the teacher. Excused absences will be allowed credit. Unexcused absences will not be given for credit. 6. TRUANCY: Pursuant to Title 10 of the Oklahoma Statutes (70-10-106): the attendance officer will give notice to the parent, guardian, or custodian of any child that has not complied with the mandatory attendance policy of the state. If within 5 days after the warning has been received, the parent, guardian, or custodian of such child does not comply with the provisions of the above article, and then such attendance officer shall make complaint against the parent, guardian, or custodian of such child in a court of competent jurisdiction for such violations, which violation shall be a misdemeanor. If a child is absent without valid excuse four (4) or more days or parts of days within a four-week period or is absent without valid excuse for ten (10) or more days or parts of days within a semester, the attendance officer shall notify the parent, guardian, or custodian of the child and immediately report such absences to the district attorney in the county wherein the school is located for juvenile proceedings pursuant to Title 10 of the Oklahoma Statutes. (70-10-106)
PROGRESS REPORTS Progress reports are sent out each quarter to keep you informed of your child's progress. Progress Reports need signed and returned to school on the following day. Student grade information is available on https://www.wengage.com/foyilgradebook/login.aspx. Passwords are available by contacting the office or technology director.
GRADE CARDS Grade cards will be distributed to the students following the close of each nine-week period. Elementary cards must be signed and returned to the school the following school day.
HONOR ROLLS To be listed on the Superintendent's Honor Roll, you must have 4.0 (all A's). Principal's Honor Roll requires a grade point average of 3.0 with no grade below a "C". Honor Roll is calculated at the end of each 9 week quarter.
RETENTION POLICY OF FOYIL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GRADES K-6 The promotion or retention of pupils shall be based upon the total growth of each individual child rather than the academic growth alone. Such factors as social, emotional, physical and mental growth shall be taken into consideration. Decisions regarding retention and promotion of students are the responsibility of the schools. When considering retention of a student, the school will involve the parent(s), teacher(s), and administrator(s), but the final decision will be made by the school team.
Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, a student who scores unsatisfactory or limited knowledge on the reading portion of the 3rd grade CRT may only be promoted to 4th grade if the student qualifies in one of the six (6) good cause exemptions.
1. Students with limited English proficiency. 2. Students with disabilities who's IEPs indicate that they are to be assessed with
alternate achievement standards through OAAP. 3. Students who demonstrate acceptable performance on an alternative standard-
ized reading assessment approved by the State Board of Education. 4. Students who demonstrate through a portfolio that they have mastered state standards beyond the retention level and are reading on grade level or higher. 5. Students with disabilities who have an IEP that reflects intensive remediation in reading for more than 2 years, still demonstrate reading needs, and were previously retained for 1 year in K, 1st, 2nd or 3rd grade. 6. Students who have received intensive remediation in reading for more than 2 years, still demonstrate a reading deficiency, and have been previously retained 2 years.
1. Each person has the right to hear the accusations made against him/her. 2. To know of the punishment or penalty to be prescribed. 3. To speak in his own behalf (tell his/her side of the story). 4. Right to appeal with or without representation.
HIGHLY QUALIFIED TEACHERS The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 requires that all classes of early childhood education, elementary education, and core academic subjects be taught by teachers highly qualified in their education.
Oklahoma established high standards for quality teachers beginning with the Teacher Reform Act of 1980 (House Bill 1706) which included increasing standards for entry into the colleges of education and increased standards for graduation from the colleges of education, mandating teacher subject area tests for certification, mandating an entry-level induction program for all beginning teachers and requiring professional development of licensed and certified teachers and administrators.
TEXTBOOKS Textbooks will be furnished to each student. The books 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.
HOMEWORK Homework is an important part of the instructional process. The amount of homework may vary according to the grade level.
TEACHER-PARENT CONFERENCES Conference dates will be scheduled periodically. Parents can contact the teacher at any time with questions or concerns about their child.
GRADING SCALE The following grading scale will be used for students in Elementary, K-6th grades:
A .................................................... 90-100 B ...................................................... 80-89 C ...................................................... 70-79 D ...................................................... 60-69 F .......................................... 59 and below
Students will have one school day for each day absent to hand in all make up work unless special arrangements are made by the principal and/or teacher. Tests scheduled and assignments made when the student was in attendance are due the day the student returns unless special arrangements are made by the principal and/ or teacher.
The educational records or school records include all materials directly related to a student which a school maintains. Records and notes maintained by a teacher, administrator, school physician, or school psychologist for his or her own use, and which are not available to others are exempted 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 administrative 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.
WITHDRAWAL FROM SCHOOL
When a student is being withdrawn from Foyil School, a Parent must report to the office before the day he leaves. The student 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 that school.
1. Students 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
RULES AND REGULATIONS A list of rules and regulations is never complete. While some rules of the school will be listed below, however, the best guideline to use is to be respectful of personal and school property and be respectful of all persons. Disrespect toward any person will not be tolerated at Foyil School. Some general rules are listed below:
1. In accordance with Oklahoma Law, tobacco in any form, or tobacco products of any kind (this includes E-cigarettes), will not be used or possessed while on school premises. Tobacco must not be possessed or used by students attending any school-sponsored event outside school premises, or while in transport to or from such an event in school authorized vehicles. 2. Students will not be permitted to leave classrooms without permission except,
in the case of an emergency. 3. Students are not to leave school buildings at any time without permission. 4. No candy or other eatables in the classroom without permission. 5. No running in buildings or on sidewalks. This is for your student's safety. 6. Follow the playground rules. 7. No using cell phones or electronic devices during school hours. 8. No foul language. 9. Proper behavior in the restrooms. 10. Respect others and their property. 11. Trespassing or loitering will not be permitted; skateboards and rollerblades are
not allowed on school premises.
STATEMENT OF RIGHTS Parents and eligible students have certain rights under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Acts. The FERPA guarantees but is not limited to the following rights:
1. The right to inspect and review the student's education record; 2. The right to exercise a limited control over other people's access to the student's
education record; 3. The right to seek to correct the student's education record, in a hearing, if
necessary; 4. The right to report violations of the FERPA to the Department of Health,
Education, and Welfare. 5. 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.
Harassment set forth above may include, but is not limited to, the following:
1. Verbal, physical, or written harassment or abuse; 2. Repeated remarks of a demeaning nature. 3. Implied or explicit threats concerning one’s grades, achievements, etc.; 4. Demeaning jokes, stories, or activities directed at the student. 5. Unwelcome physical contact.
Any student exhibiting threatening behavior either verbally, in written form or by gesture toward another student or school personnel or others while under school supervision may be subject to the following:
1. The student will be referred immediately to a site administrator of his/her
designee for intervention. 2. The administrator will gather and evaluate incident information and either (a) document the incident and place the student on a five-day probationary period, or (b) implement the following intervention procedure. A. The student will be subject to an immediate suspension from school. B. The student’s parent(s)/guardian will be notified. C. The Rogers County Sheriff’s Department may be notified. D. A mandatory conference may be held with the parent(s)/guardian, student school officials, and others as deemed necessary. (“Others” may include, but not be limited to, the following: police, Rogers County Youth Services, Office of Juvenile Affairs, Department of Human Services, and Child Welfare.) The conference shall take place as soon as possible. E. The student must attend mandatory counseling with an appropriate counseling agency as determined by the school The counseling agency will make recommendations to the school concerning the student’s re- entry to school. F. A conference shall be held with the site school counselor, an administrator, and the student prior to the student’s re-entry to school. If it is determined that the student may not return to school, further counseling and/or alternative placement will be implemented. ‘Me student will be re-evaluated at a later date as determined by the school. Any student who has been previously disciplined for threatening behavior is subject to alternative placement or suspension if the offense is repeated. The alternative placement or suspension shall not exceed the remainder of the current semester and the succeeding semester.
DUE PROCESS - STUDENT RIGHTS
The Foyil School Board and Administration Staff believe in and support the Constitution of the United States. 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 of Law. In the school setting it means:
If it is determined to be appropriate by the principal and the teacher, corporal punishment may be used as a means to discipline a student. Corporal punishment should be administered in the presence of either the building principal or superintendent, in their absence another certified teacher may witness. It should not be administered in the presence of other students.
Parents, guardians, and students attending this school district are also advised by means of this policy statement that students in this district shall have no reasonable expectation of privacy rights towards school officials in school lockers, desks, or other school property. School personnel shall have access to school lockers, desks, and other school property at any time and no reason shall be necessary for such search.
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.
It is the policy of this school district that harassment of students by other students, personnel, or, the public will not be tolerated. This policy is in effect while the students are on school grounds, in school transportation, attending school- sponsored activities, and while away from school grounds if the misconduct directly affects the good order, efficient management and welfare of the school district.
Harassment is intimidation by threats of or actual physical violence; the creation by whatever means of a climate of hostility or intimidation; or the use of language, conduct, or symbols in such manner as to be commonly understood to convey hatred, contempt, or prejudice or to have the effect of insulting or stigmatizing an individual. Harassment includes but is not limited to harassment on the basis of race, sex, creed, color, national origin, religion, marital status, or disability.
Threatening behavior is defined as an activity, which portrays that another person, persons, or property, may or will be harmed or killed. 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 students property, place another student in reasonable fear of harm to the student’s person or damage to the students property, or insult or demean any student or group of students in such a way as to disrupt or interfere with the schools 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 by board policy.
HALL CONDUCT Students are expected to know and display proper conduct in the halls. They should not shout, whistle or make unusually loud noises. They should not run, scuffle, or bother others by pinching, pushing, etc.
Students should remember that showing affection in public is in poor taste and considered inappropriate conduct at school.
PLAYGROUND RULES 1. Respect and obey ALL adult playground supervisors. 2. Be a good citizen and respect other students and property. 3. Stay inside playground area. 4. Do not bring food, pens, pencils, or any unauthorized equipment to the
playground. 5. No eating or drinking on playground or equipment. 6. Respect other people's space. Keep hands, feet and all objects to yourself. 7. No throwing rocks, gravel or non-play items. 8. No roughhousing or horseplay. 9. No play fighting, wrestling, tackle football or unwelcome contact. 10. If conflicts cannot be mutually resolved, immediately seek playground
supervisor. SLIDES: 1. Climb up ladder with face towards steps. 2. Sit with feet towards slide. 3. No climbing up slide. 4. One at a time may slide. 5. One at a time climbing steps. 6. No jumping off of slides. SWINGS: 1. No jumping off of swings. 2. No playing around swing area. 3. No twisting swing chains. 4. Share swing times. CLIMBERS: 1. No jumping off of climbing equipment. 2. No rough play on climbing equipment.
CAFETERIA RULES 1. Stand in the receiving line quietly. 2. No physical contact (pushing, shoving, cutting in line, etc.) while standing
in the line. 3. Speak in a quiet conversational tone. 4. Keep your area clean. 5. Juices are permitted for purchase at any lunch period. Items are to be
consumed in the cafeteria. 8
6. Breakfast and lunch food stay in the cafeteria. 7. Treats to be purchased will be limited to $1.00. They are to be consumed
in the cafeteria.
A fleet of modern and well maintained school buses is provided for the transportation of all students living in the district. Bus drivers will do their best to stay on schedule, but many factors come into play and times may vary from day-to-day. Students have a responsibility in keeping these buses safe, clean and attractive. The following rules should be observed at all times: 1. Students will be transported to and from their primary residence only. Please notify the office before 2:30 if a student will be picked up. (Please let the office know who has permission to pick up students - this information must be on the enrollment form). Any arrangement for transportation of students, other than to their primary residence, is the parent's responsibility. 2. Drivers will have the same control over students while riding on buses as teachers have while students are in school. Drivers may request that students who do not behave properly be suspended from riding the bus. 3. Please be on time for bus stops. Your bus pickup time should not vary over five minutes each day and probably less. Drivers are not required to wait for students who are not in sight.
* No balloon bouquets will be sent home on the bus. While on the Bus: 1. Keep hands and head inside the bus at all times after entering and until leaving
the bus. 2. Assist in keeping the bus clean and sanitary at all times. 3. Remember that loud talking and laughing or unnecessary confusion diverts the
driver's attention and may result in a serious accident. 4. Treat bus equipment as you would furniture in your own home. Damage to
seats, etc. must be paid for by the offender. 5. Bus riders should never tamper with the bus or any of its equipment. 6. Leave no books, lunches, or other articles on the bus. 7. Keep books, packages, coats, and all other objects out of the aisles. 8. Help look after the safety and comfort of small children. 9. Do not throw anything out of the bus window. 10. Bus riders are not permitted to leave their seats while the bus is in motion. 11. Horseplay is not permitted around or on the school bus. 12. Bus riders are expected to be courteous to fellow pupils, the bus driver, and
patrol officers or driver's assistants. 13. Keep absolute quiet when approaching a railroad crossing stop. 14. In case of a road emergency, children are to remain seated until further
instruction from the driver. After Leaving the Bus: 1. When crossing the road, go at least ten feet in front of the bus, stop, check
traffic, watch for bus driver's signal, then cross road.
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: 1. Verbal, physical, or written harassment or abuse; 2. Repeated remarks of a demeaning nature; 3. Implied or explicit threats concerning one's grades, achievements, etc. 4. Demeaning jokes, stories, or activities directed at the student; 5. Unwelcome physical contact.
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 the 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. 1. Conference with student 2. Conference with parents 3. In-school suspension 4. Detention 5. Referral to counselor 6. Behavioral contract 7. Changing student's seat assignment or class assignment 8. Requiring a student to make financial restitution for damaged property 9. Requiring a student to clean or straighten items or facilities damaged
by the student's behavior. 10. Restriction of privileges 11. Involvement of local authorities 12. Referring student to appropriate social agency 13. Corporal punishment 14. Suspension 15. Expulsion 16. Other appropriate disciplinary action as required and as indicated by the
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, appropriate remedial or corrective action will be taken.
1. Unexcused or excessive tardiness or absenteeism 2. Truancy 3. Leaving school or class without permission 4. Consuming food, candy, pop or gum in building 5. Running or "horseplay" in halls or classroom 6. Failure to report to detention or in-house suspension 7. Refusing to obey reasonable requests of school employees 8. Insubordination and disrespect for school employee 9. Threatening harm to another person 10. Assault/assault and battery, physical and/or verbal abuse 11. Refusal to do classwork or lack of effort 12. Stealing 13. Possessing, using or concealing: tobacco (including E-cigarettes), 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.
NOTE: Drug dogs may be used periodically as part of our Drug Education Program
14. Fighting 15. Profanity, obscene gestures or language 16. Vandalisam 17. Forgery, fraud or embezzlement 18. Repeated violations of school rules 19. Disruption of school or school activities 20. Trespassing or loitering will not be permitted; skate boards and roller
blades are not allowed at school at any time. 21. Harassment of an individual or group through remarks or actions 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
2. Students living on right side of road should immediately leave bus and stay
clear of traffic. 3. Help look after the safety of small children. 4. The driver will not discharge riders at places other than the regular bus stop,
except by proper authorization from the parent or school official.
PERSONAL TOYS OR GAMES Personal toys, electronic games, cards (YuGiOh, Baseball, etc.), electronic devices, hand held devices, or any item that would cause a disruption to the educational process will not be permitted. Such items will be confiscated and remain in the principal's office for a period not to exceed one (1) month. During this time the parent, guardian or custodian may contact the principal to reclaim the item. 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: 1. Cell phones and other wireless devices are not to be heard or SEEN once a child
has arrived on campus. 2. Wireless devices are to be turned off during the school hours. 3. Use of wireless devices on school grounds will be restricted to outside the
buildings after school hours. 4. Use of wireless devices during field trips, bus routes, and sporting events during
school hours is at the discretion of the sponsor/coach or bus driver. 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 school are the sole responsibility of the student. BRING THEM AT YOUR OWN RISK. The school is not responsible for any lost or stolen cell phones or any other electronic devices.
Generally, students should regard neatness and cleanliness in grooming and clothing as important. Dress or grooming which is in any way disruptive to the operation of the school will not be permitted.
1. Hair must be neat and clean. 2. Distracting hairstyles will not be permitted. 3. Shorts, skirts, and dresses must be at a length that when the child stands straight, arms to the side, the clothing reaches to the ends of the fingertips. 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. 4. Sleeveless shirts must have a shoulder strap width that is 3 inches or more.
Boys may not wear sleeveless shirts as well. 5. Flip-flops and sandals are allowed. Students may not be permitted to participate in certain physical activities, games, or use playground equipment due to potential danger when wearing such shoes. Appropriate shoes must be worn at all times. No wheeled shoes will be allowed. House shoes and sleep wear will not be allowed. 6. No jeans or pants will be allowed that have holes or rips above the knee. 7. No visible safety pins, wallet chains, or external chains, oversized necklaces
or oversized earrings will be allowed. 8. 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". 9. Clothing with writing or pictures which are suggestive or symbolic of drugs,
alcohol, sex or anything illegal or immoral are not to be worn. 10. No clothing will be permitted which, in the discretion of the administration, attracts undue attention or disrupts the educational process and setting. 11. 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.
EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES All extra curricular activities must be approved by the administration.
STUDENT ELIGIBILITY 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 ismaking 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.
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 to any fraternity or organization or not.
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 employ- ees.
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; Whether the incident is isolated or habitual behavior; Any other circumstances which may be appropriately considered.