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First Day of School
First Day Schedule • • • 8: 15 First Bell Students report to 1 st Per Class 8: 20 – 9: 00 1 st Period 9: 05 – 10: 30 2 nd Period Go Over 1 st Day Procedures, Rules, Forms , etc. 10: 35 - 11: 10 3 rd Period 11: 15 – 11: 55 4 th Period 11: 55 – 12: 30 LUNCH 12: 35 - 1: 30 5 th Period 1: 35 – 2: 25 6 th Period 2: 30 – 3: 20 7 th Period
FORMS All Forms are Due back and signed by Friday, August 28, 2015 Turn forms into your 2 nd period teacher. You will receive ONE extra “free” tardy each semester (4 instead of 3).
Forms and Information • • • • v Student Information Parent Notification and Verification of Information Public Information Access Form Acceptable Use Agreement Health Services Informtion Military Connected Student Form Employment Survey Student Residency Questionnaire Student Drug Testing Program consent Form Free and Reduced Lunch form Junior/Senior Lunch Release Form Locker Information Lunch Cards Handbook and Code of Conduct can be accessed on the school district website.
Student Drug Testing Consent Form • Any student participating in ANY extracurricular activity (Athletics, Academic UIL, Band, Drill Team, Cheerleading, Clubs, etc. ) or parking on campus MUST return this form with consent or will not be allowed that privilege.
PARKING PERMIT • Can be picked up from Mr. Harbers in cafeteria before school. • Need license plate number & current driver’s license with you ( must pay all fines) • Must fill out Parking Permit Form to park on campus • Permits are free • To avoid $4. 00 fines, display permits by Wednesday, Sept. 2. • $4. 00 fine for parking incorrectly
Lockers • Reminder… Do not jimmy your lockers to stay open or unlocked, your locker is subject to being searched. • YOU ARE RESPONSBILE for all items found in your locker! • Do not store items above or below.
Schedule Changes • No schedule changes made TODAY. • Pick up schedule change form from office to request a change. (Counselor) • Your parent has to sign form. • There will be NO ELECTIVE schedule changes.
Rule Remiders • NO Gum Chewing in • FR/Soph NO Academic sections LEAVING CAMPUS • NO Hats or Caps • Pick up after worn / displayed in yourself in the building cafeteria or patio area after • Use the sidewalk to breakfast and get to the lunch stadium/fieldhouse
Juniors and Seniors • May not walk off • May leave campus at lunch. this week but a completed Lunch • Must be in a Release form must vehicle be turned in before • Bicycles, 8/31 motorcycles, or riding in the bed of a truck is not allowed.
Drinks and Food • NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR DRINKS • NOT brought past Patio door entry • Dispose of all trash before entering building • Violations - After school detention • Water Bottles ok in original bottle and in backpack or purse in Aca. area
Cafeteria/ID Cards • Must carry AT ALL TIMES • Will cost $1. 00 for every replacement card. • Must have to buy lunch in cafeteria • Can deposit money weekly or monthly • CANNOT USE ANOTHER’S CARD
Class Meetings • Wednesday, August 26 th -2 nd period 9 th grade -3 rd period 10 th grade • Thursday, August 27 th -2 nd period 11 th grade -3 rd period 12 th grade Report to class for roll check and leave backpacks and purses in the classroom.
HANDBOOK Information to be aware of
Attendance p. 15 -19 A student between the ages of 6 & 18 must attend school and Districtrequired tutorial sessions unless the student is otherwise legally exempted or excused. A student who voluntarily attends or enrolls after his or her 18 th birthday is required to attend each school day. If a student 18 or older has more than 5 absences in a semester, the District may revoke that student’s enrollment. The student’s presence on school property is then unauthorized and may be considered trespass. School employees must investigate and report violations of the state compulsory attendance law. A student absent without permission from school, from any class, or from required tutorials, will be considered truant and subject to disciplinary action. Truancy may also result in assessment of penalty by a court of law against the student and his or her parents.
Attendance (cont) Note: The official attendance time at La Grange High School is 10: 00 am. A student is either present or absent at the official attendance time each day. A STUDENT MUST BE PRESENT IN SCHOOL ALL DAY TO PARTICIPATE IN A SCHOOL ACTIVITY THAT AFTERNOON OR EVENING. EMERGENCY CONDITIONS MUST BE APPROVED IN ADVANCE BY THE PRINCIPAL OR ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL (PREARRANGED ABSENCES).
Truancy may result in assessment of penalties by a court of law against both the parent and the student. A complaint against the parent for contributing to truancy may be filed in the appropriate court if the student is: (1) absent from school for ten or more days or parts of days within a six-month period in the same school year, or (2) absent from school on three or more days or parts of days within a four-week period. A student who must leave school during the day must bring a note from his or her parent that morning.
Dress & Grooming p. 40 -41 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Shirts, blouses, tops, etc must cover belt loop area of pants/shorts or skirt as the student is walking or sitting. Any shirt, top, or blouse that does not cover the belt loops must have another piece of clothing such as a jacket, sweater, or longer shirt that completely covers the belt loop and/or top of the pants, skirt, etc. This second piece of clothing must fasten at the bottom to cover the midsection area. Skin at the midsection area of the body should not be exposed at any time. Shoes shall be worn at all times. House shoes are not appropriate school wear. Tank tops, muscle shirts, see-through blouses, halter and/or midriffs shall not be permitted. Sleeveless shirts maybe worn if the sleeve is hemmed and fits snugly under the arm. Earrings on boys are not permitted at school or school activities. Jewelry worn in body piercing, other than earrings worn on the ears by girls, is not allowed at school or school activities. Covering up by tape, bandage etc is not permitted.
Dress & Grooming (cont) 6. 7. 8. 9. Sunglasses, hats, and/or headgear are not to be worn in the building. Clothing, backpacks, purses and other accessories may not be worn that displays pictures, emblems or writings that are lewd, offensive, vulgar, or obscene, and/or advertise or depict tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, drugs or any other objects or ideas that can cause disruption of school activities or classroom instruction. Autographed clothing and accessories are not allowed. Mustaches, beards, goatees, and unusual sideburns shall not be permitted.
Dress & Grooming (cont) • 10. A. Shorts not allowed include shorts, cutoffs, bike shorts, tight-fitting shorts, and wind/gym shorts. Swimming trunks/suits are not allowed. Shorts are to have a straight hemline and/or have a finished cuff. Shorts are not to be “rolled up. ” The length of shorts shall be no shorter than the fingertips on the extended hand as the arms hang freely at the sides of an individual while standing and be no shorter than mid-thigh while standing with final discretion remaining with the campus principal. (Note: All criteria must be met. ) • B. Dresses, skirts, and slits in skirts shall be no shorter than 4” above the kneecap and final discretion remains with the campus principal. (Note: No ruler measurement will be performed unless a student requests such, and then the measurement will be done by the student. )
Dress & Grooming (cont) 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. Dresses, blouses, or shirts that expose bare shoulders must have a strap of at least 2 in in width and no undergarment should be exposed. Shirts, blouses, and tops that are “low-cut” in front and/or back are inappropriate for school wear. Midriff, cleavage, and undergarments should be covered at all times. Shirts shall not be unbuttoned below the first button or to an equivalent position. Dresses, blouses or shirts that are lower than the armpit in front or back are not permitted. Other clothing or hairstyles (such as Mohawks or designs/symbols cut into hair) that detract from normal school functions shall be considered an inappropriate style. Hair with unnatural colors is inappropriate at school. It is recommended that students not wear excessive and/or expensive jewelry to school. Any clothing or apparel that denotes gang membership is not permitted. Overall type of apparel must have both straps fastened.
Dress & Grooming (cont) 18. Pants resembling track warm-ups are not allowed. 19. Tight form-fitting pants/leggings or shorts may be worn only with shirts or skirts that meet all other dress requirements. (See # 10. ) 20. Pants, shorts, slacks, etc. , are to be worn at waist level. “Sagging” is not allowed. 21. Pants must have a waistband and/or belt loops. 22. Pants, shorts, slacks, etc. , are to be hemmed and/or have a finished cuff and will not have writing across the seat. 23. Pants resembling pajamas or loungewear are not appropriate at school. 24. Baggy pants or shorts are not permitted. 25. Pants, skirts and shorts will have no holes, patches or frayed fabric. 26. Dangling, exposed chains connecting wallets or heavy chain belts are inappropriate for school wear. 27. All tattoos (permanent or temporary) and “branding” must be appropriately covered at school and school activities.
Electronic Devices /Cell Phones p. 42 Cell phones are not to be used in the building at any time. Students may not use cell phones during the school day except at lunch periods and then can only be used in the patio area. Cell phones should be kept off at all times. If a cell phone rings or beeps during the school day, the cell phone will be confiscated, discipline assigned, and the parent or guardian must physically retrieve the phone from the school office. A $5. 00 Fine will be assessed as well On the second offense, a $10. 00 charge will be made in order to have the cell phone returned.
THE SCHOOL WILL NOT ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOST OR STOLEN ELECTRONIC DEVICES
Extracurricular Discipline Management Plan p. 50 -53 The La Grange Independent School District recognizes that participation in extracurricular activities is a privilege, not a right. Students participating in extracurricular events represent the school district and the community at all times. The students are role models; therefore, they are held to a high standard of conduct. All students scheduled to be on a team or in an organization or any student currently a member of a school recognized extracurricular program (UIL, clubs, student organizations) shall be governed by the following discipline management plan. It is important to note that because the plan specifically includes conduct that occurs while at school or on school sponsored activities and while the student is completely away from school or school sponsored events, the plan literally applies 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year for all La Grange ISD students participating or scheduled to participate in these activities. The plan establishes an escalating series of consequences based on the accumulation of strikes for behaviors at school sponsored events and/or for behaviors away from school.
Grading Guidelines pp. 54 -59 • Grading guidelines for each grade level or course will be communicated and distributed to students and their parents by the classroom teacher.
Cheating/Plagiarism/ Academic Dishonesty Plagiarism is the use of another person’s original ideas or writing as one’s own without giving credit to the author. Plagiarism will be considered cheating and the student will be subject to academic disciplinary action that may include loss of credit for the work in question. Teachers who have reason to believe a student has engaged in cheating or other academic dishonesty will determine the academic penalty to be assessed. Students found to have engaged in academic dishonesty will be subject to disciplinary penalties as well as academic penalties. Pupils who are found to be copying, using stored data from a programmable calculator, using notes, or cheating in any manner may be given a grade of zero, and anyone found giving aid or assisting another student in cheating may also be given a grade of zero.
Exemption Guidelines p. 54 -55 • Freshmen: May exempt one exam each semester. • Sophomores: May exempt two exams each semester. • Juniors: May exempt three exams each semester. • Seniors: May exempt four exams each semester.
Exemption Guidelines (Cont. ) • Students in the 9 th, 10 th, and 11 th grades may not exempt the same class in both semesters. 12 th graders may exempt the same exam both semesters, only when exemptions have been used in all other courses in which the student is enrolled. • Students must maintain the following semester grade averages to be eligible for the first and second semester exemptions: – – Grade of 75 -79 and no absences. Grade of 80 -84 and not more than one absence. Grade of 85 -89 and not more than two absences. Grade of 90 -94 and not more than three absences. Grades of 95 -100 and not more than four absences.
Tobacco p. 72 Students are prohibited from possessing or using any type of tobacco product, including electronic cigarettes or any other electronic vaporizing device, while on school property at any time or while attending an off campus schoolrelated activity.
Medications p. 80 -83 Any pupil who must take medication during school hours must comply with the following administrative procedures: • All medications must be furnished by the parent • All medication must be taken to the clinic and locked in a safe place. (Prescription medications must be taken to the Clinic by a parent/guardian. Do not send prescription medications with your child. ) • All medicine, prescription, and non-prescription, to be administered at school must be accompanied by a written request signed and dated by the parent or legal guardian. The request must be renewed annually. The student himself, if over the age of 18, may give permission to use medication under these guidelines. • All prescription medication must be accompanied by a physician’s signed order. Prescription medication will not be administered without a physician’s order, which has to be submitted by the first day of administration. A physician's order must be renewed annually. • All non-prescription medications must be in the original container.
Pledges/Moments of Silence p. 85 Each school day, students will recite the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States flag and the Pledge of Allegiance to the Texas flag. Parents may submit a written request to the principal to excuse their child from reciting a pledge. State law requires that one minute of silence follow recitation of the pledges. Each student may choose to reflect, pray, meditate, or engage in any other silent activity during that minute so long as the silent activity does not interfere with or distract others.
Release of Students from School p. 77 A student will not be released from school at times other than regular dismissal hours except with the principal’s permission or according to the campus sign out procedures. Parent permission is required before a student is allowed to leave the campus during school hours.
Lockers pg. 100 Lockers must be kept in an orderly fashion and clear on top. Any contraband found in students’ lockers would be considered in his or her possession. Narcotics dogs may be used for this check. Drinks, liquids, and/or other substances that may cause damage are not to be kept in lockers. Bumper stickers and/or any other adhesive items are not to be placed inside or outside of lockers. The only allowable signs to be placed inside or outside of lockers are those placed by cheerleaders. Lockers remain the property of the school district and are made available for students’ use. Contents and conditions of lockers will be checked periodically.
Lockers (Cont) Lockers are school property and remain under the control and jurisdiction of the school even when assigned to an individual student. The student has full responsibility for the security of the assigned locker, for making certain that the locker is locked, and that the combination is not available to others. Searches of lockers may be conducted at any time there is reasonable cause to believe that they contain articles or materials prohibited by District policy, whether or not a student is present. All Athletes are issued a locker in which to store their valuables. It is their responsibility to secure their items each day during class time and practice.
NO POCKETKNIVES OR LASER POINTERS CELL PHONES, IPODS & CD PLAYERS ARE TO BE KEPTE IN BACKPACK, PURSE OR LOCKER
Messages Student messages received during the day will be posted on the message board next to the counselor’s office. Students are to periodically check the board during the day for messages. It is the student’s responsibility to check for messages they receive. Only in emergency situations will a student be called out of class for a message.
Student Code of Conduct
School District Authority & Jurisdiction p. 1 The district has disciplinary authority over a student: 1. During the regular school day and while the student is going to and from school on district transportation; 2. During lunch periods in which a student is allowed to leave campus; 3. While the student is in attendance at any school-related activity, regardless of time or location; 4. For any school-related misconduct, regardless of time or location; 5. When retaliation against a school employee or volunteer occurs or is threatened, regardless of time or location;
School District Authority & Jurisdiction (cont) 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. When criminal mischief is committed on or off school property or at a school-related event; For certain offenses committed within 300 ft of school property as measured from any point on the school’s real property boundary line; For certain offenses committed while on school property or while attending a school-sponsored or school-related activity of another district in Texas; When the student commits a felony, as provided by Education Code 37. 006 or 37. 0081; and When the student is required to register as a sex offender.
Standards for Student Conduct p. 3 Each student is expected to: • Demonstrate courtesy, even when others do not. • Behave in a responsible manner, always exercising self-discipline. • Attend all classes, regularly and on time. • Prepare for each class; take appropriate materials and assignments to class. • Meet district and campus standards of grooming and dress. • Obey all campus and classroom rules. • Respect the rights and privileges of students, teachers, and other district staff and volunteers. • Respect the property of others, including district property and facilities. • Cooperate with and assist the school staff in maintaining safety, order, and discipline. • Adhere to the requirements of the Student Code of Conduct.
General Conduct Violations p. 3 -7 Disregard for Authority Students Shall not: • Fail to comply with directives given by school personnel (insubordination). • Leave school grounds or school-sponsored events without permission. • Disobey rules for conduct on school buses. • Refuse to accept discipline management techniques assigned by a teacher or principal.
Mistreatment of Others Students shall not: • Use profanity or vulgar language or make obscene gestures. • Fight or scuffle. • Threaten a district student, employee, or volunteer, including off school property if the conduct causes a substation disruption to the educational environment. • Engage in bullying, harassment, or making hit lists. • Engage in conduct that constitutes sexual harassment or sexual abuse, whether by word, gesture, or any other conduct, directed toward another person, including a district student, employee, or volunteer. • Engage in conduct that constitutes dating violence, including the intentional use of physical, sexual, verbal, or emotional abuse to harm, threaten , intimidate, or control another person with whom the student has or has had a dating relationship.
Mistreatment of Others (cont) • Engage in inappropriate or indecent exposure of private body parts. • Participate in hazing. • Cause individual to act through the use of or threat of force (coercion). • Commit extortion or blackmail (obtaining money or an object of value from an unwilling person). • Engage in inappropriate verbal, physical, or sexual conduct directed toward another person, including a district student, employee, or volunteer. • Record the voice or image of another without the prior consent of the individuals being recorded or in any way that disrupts the educational environment or invades the privacy of others.
Property Offenses Students shall not: • Damage or vandalize property owned by others. (For felony criminal mischief see DAEP Placement or Expulsion. ) • Deface or damage school property—including textbooks, technology and electronic resources, lockers, furniture, and other equipment—with graffiti or by other means • Steal from students, staff, or the school. • Commit or assist in a robbery or theft even if it does not constitute a felony according to the Texas Penal Code.
Possession of Prohibited Items Students shall not Possess or use: • Fireworks of any kind, smoke or stink bombs, or any other pyrotechnic device; • A razor, box cutter, chain, or any other object used in a way that threatens or inflicts bodily injury to another person • A “look-alike” weapon; • An air gun or BB gun; • Ammunition; • A stun gun; • A pocketknife or any other small knife; • Mace or pepper spray; • Pornographic material; • Tobacco products; • Matches or a lighter • A laser pointer for other than an approved use; or • Any articles not generally considered to be a weapon, including school supplies, when the principal or designee determines that a dange exists. (For weapons and firearms see DAEP Placement and Expulsion)
Possession of Telecommunications Devices Students shall not: • Display, turn on, or use a cellular telephone or other telecommunication devices on school property in the school building.
Illegal, Prescription, and OTC Drugs Students shall not: • Possess or sell seeds or pieces of marijuana in less than a usable amount. (For illegal drugs, alcohol, and inhalants see DAEP Placement and Expulsion) • Possess, use, give, or sell paraphernalia related to any prohibited substance. • Possess or sell look-alike drugs or attempt to pass items off as drugs or contraband. • Abuse the student’s own prescription drug, give a prescription drug to another student, or possess or be under the influence of another person’s prescription drug on school property or at a school-related event. • Abuse OTC drugs • Be under the influence of prescription or OTC drugs that cause impairment of the physical or mental faculties. • Have or take prescription drugs or OTC drugs at school other than as provided by district policy.
Suspension p. 11 Misconduct Students may be suspended for any behavior listed in the Code as a general conduct violation, DAEP offense, or expellable offense. In deciding whether to order suspension, the district will take into consideration: 1. Self-defense 2. Intent or lack of intent at the time the student engaged in the conduct, and 3. The student’s disciplinary history.
Suspension (cont) Process State law allows a student to be suspended for no more than 3 school days per behavior violation, wit no limit on the number of times a student may be suspended in a semester or school year. Before being suspended a student will have an informal conference with the appropriate administrator, who shall advise the student of the conduct of which he or she is accused. The student will be given the opportunity to explain his or her version of the incident before the administrator’s decision is made. The number of days of a student’s suspension will be determined by the appropriate administrator, but will not exceed 3 school days. The appropriate administrator will determine any restrictions on participation in school-sponsored or school-related extracurricular and co curricular activities.
Mandatory Placement in DAEP p. 12 -20 A student must be placed in DAEP if: Engages in conduct relating to a false alarm or report (including a bomb threat) or a terrorist threat involving a public school. Commits the following offenses on school property or within 300 ft of school property as measured from any point on the school’s real property boundary line, or while attending a school-sponsored or school-related activity on or off school property: • Engages in conduct punishable as a felony. • Commits an assault under Texas Penal Code 22. 01 (a)(1) • Sells, gives, or delivers to another person, or possesses, uses, or is under the influence of marijuana, a controlled substance, or a dangerous drug in an amount not constituting a felony offense. • Sells, gives, or delivers to another person an alcoholic beverage; commits a serious act or offense while under the influence of alcohol; or possesses, uses, or is under the influence of alcohol, if the conduct is not punishable as a felony offense. • Behaves in a manner that contains the elements of an offense relating to abusable volatile chemicals. • Behaves in a manner that contains the elements of the offense of public lewdness or indecent exposure.
Mandatory DAEP Placement (cont) Engages in conduct that contains the elements of the offense of retaliation against any school employee or volunteer on or off school property. (Committing retaliation in combination with another expellable offense is addressed in the Expulsion section of this Code. ) Engages in conduct punishable as a felony listed under Title 5 of the Texas Penal Code when the conduct occurs off school property and not at a school-sponsored or school-related event and: 1. The student receives deferred prosecution 2. A court or jury finds that the student has engaged in delinquent conduct, or 3. The superintendent or designee has a reasonable belief that the student engaged in the conduct.