Table of Contents
Table of Contents 2
Letter from Superintendent 3
Letter from Principals 4
Mission Statement and Core Beliefs 5
Code of Student Discipline and Responsibilities
Student Responsibilities 6
Attendance Procedures and Responsibilities
Absence Procedures 7
Tardiness Procedures to School 9
Tardiness Procedures to Class 9
Time Doors Open 9
Early Dismissals 10
Late Pickup 11
Bus Regulations 11
Inclement Weather 11
Internet Access 12
Policies and Procedures
Attendance – Policy #204 12
Bullying – Policy #218.5 (Safe Schools) 13
Cafeteria Procedures 14
Complaint Process – Policy #219; #906 14
Dress Code – Policy #221 15
Drugs/Alcohol/Substance Awareness & Abuse – Policy #227 16
Gang Activity – Policy #218.1 17
Parent Involvement Policy – Policy #918 18
Promotion & Retention – Policy #215 18
School Visitation – Policy #916 and #918 18
Smoking – Policy #222 19
Student Discipline – Policy #218 19
Technology Procedures 19
Use of Bicycles and Motor Vehicles – Policy #223 20
Weapons – Policy #233 20
Special Education Programs and Services 21
Title I Program 25
Integrated Pest Management Compliance 26
Students with Re-Occurring Disciplinary Problems 27
Disciplinary Structure 28
Forms To Be Signed and Returned 29
Dear Students and Parents/Guardians:
Our goal is to help each student succeed, and to be proud of his or her academic and personal accomplishments. In order to meet this goal, we strive to provide a positive learning environment that is based on mutual respect. In all of our schools, we stress two underlying principles with our students: 1) Stay on task; 2) Comply with adult requests.
Students who are mindful of practicing these principles are on their way to a successful and enjoyable school year.
To establish a positive learning environment for our students, the Code of Student Conduct is necessary. This handbook highlights policies and regulations in our schools, and the consequences that will occur when there are violations. Students and parents, please review this handbook together. This way, everyone knows what to expect up front.
Creating a safe and positive learning environment for all students requires a team approach. Let’s work together in making this happen.
Marianne T. Bartley, Ed. D.
Superintendent of Schools
Dear Students and Parent/Guardians: -
Please review the important information found in the Student Conduct and Handbook packet. The clearly written policies and procedures allow us to work in partnership to keep our students safe and motivated to learn. We are asking that you support us by going over the information yourself and then sharing this information with your child/children. We are certain that with our mutual efforts explaining why these rules are important to follow, our children will really understand and be motivated to learn and behave appropriately at school.
Thank you in advance for your support.
If you have any questions regarding these policies and procedures, we can be reached at 717/273-9391.
Mike Reager Pedro Cruz Neil Young Michael Habecker Craig Coletti Harding Henry Houck Northwest Southeast Southwest