Student/ Parent Handbook
This student handbook was developed to answer many of the commonly asked questions that you and your parents may have during the school year and to provide specific information about certain Board policies and procedures. This handbook contains important information that you should know. Become familiar with the following information and keep the handbook available for frequent reference by you and your parents. If you have any questions that are not addressed in this handbook, you are encouraged to talk to your teachers or the building principal.
This handbook summarizes many of the official policies and administrative guidelines of the Board of Education and the District. To the extent that the handbook is ambiguous or conflicts with these policies and guidelines, the policies and guidelines shall control. This handbook is effective immediately and supersedes any prior handbook and other written material on the same subjects.
This handbook does not equate to an irrevocable contractual commitment to the student, but only reflects the current status of the Board’s policies and the School’s rules as of July 1, 2009. If any of the policies or administrative guidelines referenced herein is revised after July 1, 2009, the language in the most current policy or administrative guideline prevails.
EQUAL EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY
It is the policy of this District to provide an equal education opportunity for all students.
Any person who believes that s/he has been discriminated against on the basis of his/her race, color, disability, religion, gender, or national origin, while at school or a school activity should immediately contact the School District’s Compliance Officer listed below:
Complaints will be investigated and a response, in writing, will be given to the concerned person within ten (10) days. Under no circumstances will the District threaten or retaliate against anyone who raises or files a complaint. The Compliance Officer can provide additional information concerning equal access to educational opportunity.
The school opens daily at 7:45 am. Students should not arrive before that time. Classes begin at 8:00 and school is dismissed daily at 3:00 pm.
STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The rules and procedures of the school are designed to allow each student to obtain a safe, orderly, and appropriate education. Students can expect their rights to freedom of expression and association and to fair treatment as long as they respect those rights for their fellow students and the staff. Students will be expected to follow teachers’ directions and to obey all school rules. Disciplinary procedures are designed to ensure due process (a fair hearing) before a student is removed because of his/her behavior.
Parents have the right to know how their children are succeeding in school and will be provided information on a regular basis and as needed, when concerns arise. Many times it will be the student’s responsibility to deliver that information. If necessary, mail or hand delivery may be used to ensure contact. Parents are encouraged to build a two-way link with their children’s teachers and support staff by informing the staff of suggestions or concerns that may help their children better accomplish their educational goals.
Students must arrive at school on time, prepared to learn and participate in the educational program. If, for some reason, this is not possible, the student should seek help from the principal or superintendent.
Adult students (age eighteen or older) must follow all school rules. If residing at home, adult students should include their parents in their educational program.
Student safety is a responsibility of the staff. All staff members are familiar with emergency procedures such as fire and tornado drills and accident reporting procedures. Should a student be aware of any dangerous situation or accident, s/he must notify any staff person immediately.
State law requires that all students must have an emergency medical card completed, signed by a parent or guardian, and filed in the school office. A student may be excluded from school until this requirement has been fulfilled.
Students with specific health care needs should deliver written notice about such needs along with proper documentation by a physician, to the school office.
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INJURY AND ILLNESS
All injuries must be reported to a teacher or the office. If minor, the student will be treated and may return to class. If medical attention is required, the office will follow the school’s emergency procedures.
A student who becomes ill during the school day should request permission to go to the office. An appropriate adult in the office will determine whether or not the student should remain in school or go home. No student will be released from school without proper parental permission.
SECTION I – GENERAL INFORMATION
ENROLLING IN THE SCHOOL
In general, State law requires students to enroll in the school district in which their parent or legal guardian resides.
Their parent or legal guardian must enroll new students under the age of eighteen. When enrolling, parents must complete an emergency card and provide copies of the following:
A. a birth certificate or similar document,
- B. court papers allocating parental rights and responsibilities, or custody (if appropriate),
C. proof of residency,
- proof of immunizations.
Under certain circumstances, temporary enrollment may be permitted. In such cases, parents will be notified about documentation required to establish permanent enrollment.
Students enrolling from another school must have an official transcript from their previous school in order to have credits transferred. The school office will assist in obtaining the transcript, if not presented at the time of enrollment.
Homeless students who meet the Federal definition of homeless may enroll and will be under the direction of the District Liaison for Homeless Children (the Superintendent) with regard to enrollment procedures.
New students eighteen years of age or older are not required to be accompanied by a parent when enrolling. When residing with a parent, these students are encouraged to include the parents in the enrollment process. When conducting themselves in school, adult students have the responsibilities of both student and parent.A student who has been suspended or expelled by another public school in Michigan may be temporarily denied admission to the District’s schools during the period of suspension or expulsion even if that student would otherwise be entitled to attend school in the District. Likewise, a student who has been expelled or otherwise removed for disciplinary purposes from a public school in another state and the period of expulsion or removal has not expired, may be temporarily denied admission to the District’s schools during the period of expulsion or removal or until the expiration of the period of expulsion or removal which the student would have received in the District had the student committed the offense while enrolled in the District. Prior to denying admission, however, the Superintendent shall offer the student an opportunity for a hearing to review the circumstances of the suspension or expulsion and any other factors the Superintendent determines to be relevant.
SCHEDULING AND ASSIGNMENT
Kindergarten through sixth grades:
The principal will assign each student to the appropriate classroom and program. Any questions or concerns about the assignment should be discussed with the principal.
Seventh through twelfth grades:
Schedules are provided to each student at the beginning of the school year or upon enrollment. Schedules are based on the student’s needs and available class space. Any changes in a student’s schedule should be handled through the principal/ superintendent. Students may be denied course enrollment due to a lack of available space or the need to pass prerequisites. Students are expected to follow their schedules.
Foreign students and foreign-exchange students (from recognized and approved student programs) are eligible for admission on the same basis as other non-resident students.
No student will be allowed to leave school prior to dismissal time without a written request signed by the parent or a person whose signature is on file in the School office or the parent coming to the school office to request the release. No student will be released to a person other than a custodial parent(s) without written permission signed by the custodial parent(s) or guardian. No student may get off the bus or ride the bus (if not a regular passenger) without parental permission.
TRANSFER OUT OF THE DISTRICT
Parents must notify the principal about plans to transfer their child to another school. If a student plans to transfer from Burt Township School the parent must notify the principal. Transfer will be authorized only after the student has completed the arrangements, returned all school materials, and paid any fees or fines that are due. School records, may not be released if the transfer is not properly completed. Parents are encouraged to contact the office for specific details.
School officials, when transferring student records, are required to transmit disciplinary records including suspension and expulsion actions against the student.
WITHDRAWAL FROM SCHOOL
No student under the age of eighteen will be allowed to withdraw from school without the written consent of his/her parents.
IMMUNIZATIONSStudents must be current with all immunizations required by law or have an authorized waiver from state immunization requirements. If a student does not have the necessary shots or waivers, the principal may remove the student or require compliance with a set deadline. This is for the safety of all students and in accordance with State law. Any questions about immunizations or waivers should be directed to the office.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL AUTHORIZATION
The Board has established a policy that every student must have an Emergency Medical Authorization Form completed and signed by his/her parent in order to participate in any activity off school grounds. This includes field trips, spectator trips, athletic and other extra-curricular activities, and co-curricular activities.
The Emergency Medical Authorization Form is provided at the time of enrollment and at the beginning of each year. Failure to return the completed form to the school will jeopardize a student’s educational program.
USE OF MEDICATIONS
In those circumstances where a student must take prescribed medication during the school day, the following guidelines are to be observed:
- A. Parents should, with their physician’s counsel, determine whether the medication schedule could be adjusted to avoid administering medication during school hours.
- B. The Medication Request and Authorization Form 5330 F1, F1a, F1b, and F1c must be filed with the school office before the student will be allowed to begin taking any medication during school hours.
- C. All medications must be registered with the Superintendent’s office.
- D. Medication that is brought to the office will be properly secured.
- Medication may be conveyed to school directly by the parent or transported by transportation personnel (bus driver and/or bus aide) at parental request. This should be arranged in advance. A two to four (2-4) week supply of medication is recommended.
- Medication MAY NOT be sent to school in a student’s lunch box, pocket, or other means on or about his/her person, except for emergency medications for allergies and/or reactions.
- E. Any unused medication unclaimed by the parent will be destroyed by school personnel when a prescription is no longer to be administered or at the end of a school year.
- F. The parents shall have sole responsibility to instruct their child to take the medication at the scheduled time, and the child has the responsibility for both presenting himself/herself on time and for taking the prescribed medication.
- A log for each prescribed medication shall be maintained which will note the personnel giving the medication, the date, and the time of day. This log will be maintained along with the physician’s written instructions and the parent’s written permission release.
Asthma Inhalers and Epi-pens
Students, with appropriate written permission from the physician and parent, may possess and use a metered dose inhaler or dry powder inhaler to alleviate asthmatic symptoms. Epinephrine (Epi-pen) is administered only in accordance with a written medication administration plan developed by the school principal and updated annually.
Non-prescribed (Over-the-Counter) Medications
Elementary (Grades K to 6)
- No staff member will be permitted to dispense non-prescribed, over-the-counter (OTC) medication to any student.
Parents may authorize the school to administer a non-prescribed medication using a form, which is available at the school office. A physician does not have to authorize such medication but all of the other conditions described above under Non-prescribed Medications will also apply to non-prescribed medications. The student may be authorized on therequest by his/her parent to self-administer the medication in the presence of a school staff member. No other exceptions will be made to these requirements.
Secondary (Grades 7 to 12)
Parents may authorize the school to administer a non-prescribed medication using a form that is available at the school office. A physician does not have to authorize such medication. The parent may also authorize that their child
[ ] may self-administer the medication or may keep the medication in his/her possession.
If a student is found using or possessing a non-prescribed medication without parent authorization, s/he will be brought to the school office and the parents will be contacted for authorization. The medication will be confiscated until written authorization is received.
Any student who distributes a medication of any kind to another student or is found to possess a medication other than the one authorized is in violation of the school’s Code of Conduct and will be disciplined in accordance with the drug-use provision of the Code.
Before any prescribed medication or treatment may be administered to any student during school hours, the Board shall require the written prescription and instructions from the child’s physician accompanied by the written authorization of the parent. Both must also authorize any self-medication by the student. Before any non-prescribed medication or treatment may be administered, the Board shall require the prior written consent of the parent along with a waiver of any liability of the District for the administration of the medication. The parent must also authorize any self-medication by his/her child.
CONTROL OF CASUAL-CONTACT COMMUNICABLE DISEASES AND PESTS
Because a school has a high concentration of people, it is necessary to take specific measures when the health or safety of the group is at risk. The school’s professional staff has the authority to remove or isolate a student who has been ill or has been exposed to a communicable disease or highly transient pest, such as lice.
Specific diseases include the following: diphtheria, scarlet fever, strep infections, whooping cough, mumps, measles, rubella, and other conditions indicated by the local and state health departments.
Any removal will only be for the contagious period as specified in the school’s administrative guidelines.
CONTROL OF NONCASUAL-CONTACT COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
In the case of non-casual-contact communicable diseases, the school still has the obligation to protect the safety of the staff and students. In these cases, the person in question will have his/her status reviewed by a panel of resource people, including the County Health Department, to ensure that the rights of the person affected and those in contact with that person are respected. The school will seek to keep students and staff persons in school unless there is definitive evidence to warrant exclusion.
Non casual-contact communicable diseases include sexually transmitted diseases, AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome), ARC-AIDS Related Complex (condition), HIV (Human-immunodeficiency), HAV, HBV, HCV (Hepatitis A, B, C); and other diseases that may be specified by the State Board of Health.
As required by Federal law, parents will be requested to have their child’s blood checked for HIV, HBV, and other blood-borne pathogens when the child has bled at school and students or staff members have been exposed to the blood. Any testing is subject to laws protecting confidentiality.
INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES
The American’s with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act provide that no individual will be discriminated against on the basis of a disability. This protection applies not just to the student but to all individuals who have access to the District’s programs and facilities.
A student can access special education services through the proper evaluation procedures. Parent involvement in this procedure is important and required by Federal (IDEA) and State law. Contact the Superintendent 494-2543 to inquire about evaluation procedures and programs.
LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCYLimited proficiency in the English language should not be a barrier to equal participation in the instructional or extra-curricular programs of the District. It is, therefore the policy of this District that those students identified as having limited English proficiency will be provided additional support and instruction to assist them in gaining English proficiency and in accessing the educational and extra-curricular programs offered by the District. Parents should contact the Superintendent at 494-2543 for procedures and programs offered by the District.
The School District maintains many student records including both directory information and confidential information.
Neither the Board nor its employee’s shall permit the release of the social security number of a student, or other individual except as authorized by law. Documents containing social security numbers shall be restricted to those employees who have a need to know that information or a need to access those documents. When documents containing social security numbers are no longer needed, they shall be shredded by an employee who has authorized access to such records.
Directory information can be provided upon request to any individual, other than a for-profit organization, even without the written consent of a parent. Parents may refuse to allow the Board to disclose any or all of such “directory information” upon written notification to the Board. For further information about the items included within the category of directory information and instructions on how to prohibit its release you may wish to consult the Board’s annual Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) notice which can be found at school office.
Other than directory information, access to all other student records is protected by (FERPA) and Michigan law. Except in limited circumstances as specifically defined in State and Federal law, the School District is prohibited from releasing confidential education records to any outside individual or organization without the prior written consent of the parents, or the adult student, as well as those individuals who have matriculated and entered a postsecondary educational institution at any age.
Confidential records include test scores, psychological reports, behavioral data, disciplinary records, and communications with family and outside service providers.
Students and parents have the right to review and receive copies of all educational records. Costs for copies of records may be charged to the parent. To review student records please provide a written notice identifying requested student records to the superintendent at 494-2543. You will be given an appointment with the appropriate person to answer any questions and to review the requested student records.
Parents and adult students have the right to amend a student record when they believe that any of the information contained in the record is inaccurate, misleading or violates the student’s privacy. A parent or adult student must request the amendment of a student record in writing and if the request is denied, the parent or adult student will be informed of their right to a hearing on the matter.
Individuals have a right to file a complaint with the United States Department of Education if they believe that the District has violated FERPA.
Consistent with the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA), no student shall be required, as a part of the school program or the District’s curriculum, without prior written consent of the student (if an adult, or an emancipated minor) or, if an unemancipated minor, his/her parents, to submit to or participate in any survey, analysis, or evaluation that reveals information concerning:
- A. political affiliations or beliefs of the student or his/her parents;
- B. mental or psychological problems of the student or his/her family;
- C. sex behavior or attitudes;
- D. illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating or demeaning behavior;
- E. critical appraisals of other individuals with whom respondents have close family relationships;
F. legally recognized privileged and analogous relationships, such as those of lawyers, physicians, and ministers;
- G. religious practices, affiliations, or beliefs of the student or his/her parents; or
- H. income (other than that required by law to determine eligibility for participation in a program or for receiving financial assistance under such a program).
Consistent with the PPRA and Board policy, the Superintendent shall ensure that procedures are established whereby parents may inspect any materials used in conjunction with any such survey, analysis, or evaluation.
Further, parents have the right to inspect, upon request, a survey or evaluation created by a third party before the survey/evaluation is administered or distributed by the school to the student. The parent will have access to the survey/evaluation within a reasonable period of time after the building principal receives the request.
The Superintendent will provide notice directly to parents of students enrolled in the District of the substantive content of this policy at least annually at the beginning of the school year, and within a reasonable period of time after any substantive change in this policy. In addition, the Superintendent is directed to notify parents of students in the District, at least annually at the beginning of the school year, of the specific or approximate dates during the school year when the following activities are scheduled, or expected to be scheduled:
- activities involving the collection, disclosure, or use of personal information collected from students for the purpose of marketing or for selling that information for otherwise providing that information to others for that purpose
- B. The administration of any survey by a third party that contains one or more of the items described in A through H above.
The Family Policy Compliance Office in the U.S. Department of Education administers both FERPA and PPRA. Parents and/or eligible students who believe their rights have been violated may file a complaint with the following agency:
Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW 20202-4605
Informal inquiries may be sent to the Family Policy Compliance Office via the following email addresses:
FERPA@ED.Gov and PPRA@ED.Gov
ARMED FORCES RECRUITING
The School must provide at least the same access to the high school campus and to student directory information as is provided to other entities offering educational or employment opportunities to those students. “Armed forces” means the armed forces of the United States and their reserve components and the United States Coast Guard.
If a student or the parent or legal guardian of a student submits a signed, written request (Form 8330F13 – available at school office) to the Board that indicates that the student or the parent or legal guardian does not want the student’s directory information to be accessible to official recruiting representatives then the school officials of the school shall not allow that access to the student’s directory information. The Board shall ensure that students and parents and guardians are notified of the provisions of the opportunity to deny release of directory information. Public notice shall be given regarding right to refuse disclosure to any or all “directory information” including in the armed forces of the United States and the service academies of the armed forces of the United States.
Annually the Board will notify male students age eighteen or older that they are required to register for the selective service.
STUDENT FEES, FINES, AND SUPPLIES
Burt Township charges specific fees for the following non-curricular activities and programs. Such fees or charges are determined by the cost of materials, freight/handling fees, and add-on fees for loss or damage to school property. The school and staff do not make a profit.
The District will provide all basic supplies needed to complete the required course curriculum. The student and/or his/her family may choose to purchase their own supplies if they desire to have a greater quantity or quality of supplies, or desire to help conserve the limited resources for use by others. The teacher or appropriate administrator may recommend useful supplies for these purposes. (See Policy 6152)
Athletic Program Participation Fee: $50.00 first sport Maximum $75.00
Fees may be waived in situations where there is financial hardship.
Students using school property and equipment can be fined for excessive wear and abuse of the property and equipment. The fine will be used to pay for the damage, not to make a profit.
Late fines can be avoided when students return borrowed materials promptly. Others may need their use.
Failure to pay fines, fees, or charges may result in the withholding of grades and credits.
Students participating in school-sponsored groups and activities will be allowed to solicit funds from other students, staff members, and members of the community in accordance with school guidelines. The following general rules will apply to all fundraisers:
- [ ] Students involved in the fundraiser must not interfere with students participating in other activities when soliciting funds.
- [ ] Students must not participate in a fundraising activity for a group in which they are not members without the approval of the student’s advisor/counselor.
- [ ] Students may not participate in fundraising activities off school property without proper supervision by approved staff or other adults.
- [ ] Students may not engage in house-to-house canvassing for any fundraising activity.
- [ ] Students who engage in fundraisers that require them to exert themselves physically beyond their normal pattern of activity, such as “runs for …..”, will be monitored by a staff member in order to prevent a student from over-extending himself/herself to the point of potential harm.
- [ ] Students may not participate in a fundraising activity conducted by a parent group, booster club, or community organization on school property without the approval of the Principal.
Students are encouraged not to bring items of value to school. Items such as jewelry, expensive clothing, electronic equipment, and the like, are tempting targets for theft and extortion. The School cannot be responsible for their safekeeping and will not be liable for loss or damage to personal valuables.
REVIEW OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND ACTIVITIES
Parents have the right to review any instructional materials being used in the school. They also may observe instruction in any class, particularly those dealing with instruction in health and sex education. Any parent who wishes to review materials or observe instruction must contact the principal prior to coming to the School. Parents’ rights to review teaching materials and instructional activities are subject to reasonable restrictions and limits.
The school participates in the National School Lunch Program and makes lunches available to students for a fee of $2.00 for elementary lunches and $2.50 for secondary students. A salad bar is also available daily. Students may also bring their own lunches to school to be eaten in the school’s cafeteria. No student shall be allowed to leave school premises during the lunch period without specific written permission granted by the principal. Breakfast is also served at $1.25 each meal.
Applications for the school’s Free and Reduced-Priced Meal program are distributed to all students. If a student does not receive one and believes that s/he is eligible, contact the Superintendent at 494-2543 or school secretary at 494-2521.
FIRE AND TORNADO DRILLS
The school complies with all fire safety laws and will conduct fire drills in accordance with state law. Specific instructions on how to proceed will be provided to students by their teachers who will be responsible for safe, prompt, and orderly evacuation of the building. The alarm signal for fire drills consists of a series of bells.
Tornado drills will be conducted during the tornado season using the procedures provided by the state. The alarm system for tornadoes is different from the alarm system for fires and consists of a continuous bell.
Lock down drills in which the students are restricted to the interior of the school building and the building secured will occur a minimum of two (2) times each school year. The alarm system for a school lock down is different from the alarm system for fires and tornadoes and consists of an intercom statement.
EMERGENCY CLOSINGS AND DELAYS
If the school must be closed or the opening delayed because of inclement weather or other conditions, the school will notify the following radio and television stations: WNBY 1450 AM & 93.7 FM and WLUC TV6. Because of poor reception in some areas, we will attempt to contact each household by phone to notify them of delay or cancellation. In the event of early closure all households will be called and the early dismissal will be announced on WNBY. If we cannot reach the home of an elementary student, we will attempt to contact the person designated on the emergency card. We will not deliver elementary students home until we are assured that someone is at home.
Parents and students are responsible for knowing about emergency closings and delays.
PREPAREDNESS FOR TOXIC AND ASBESTOS HAZARDS
The School is concerned for the safety of students and attempts to comply with all Federal and State Laws and Regulations to protect students from hazards that my result from industrial accidents beyond the control of school officials or from the presence of asbestos materials used in previous construction. A copy of the School District’s Preparedness for Toxic Hazard and Asbestos Hazard Policy and asbestos management plan will be made available for inspection at the School office upon request.
Visitors, particularly parents, are welcome at the school. In order to properly monitor the safety of students and staff, each visitor must report to the office upon entering the school to obtain a pass. Any visitor found in the building without a pass shall be reported to the principal. If a person wishes to confer with a member of the staff, s/he should call for an appointment prior to coming to the school, in order to schedule a mutually convenient time.
Students may not bring visitors to school without prior written permission from the Principal.
USE OF THE LIBRARY
The library is available to students throughout the school day. Passes may be obtained from a student’s teacher or from the librarian. Books on the shelves may be checked out for a period of one week. To check out any other materials, contact the librarian.
In order to avoid late fees, all materials checked out of the library must be returned to the library within 2 weeks.
USE OF SCHOOL EQUIPMENT AND FACILITIES
Students must receive the permission of the teacher before using any equipment or materials in the classroom and the permission of the principal to use any other school equipment or facility. Students will be held responsible for the proper use and protection of any equipment or facility they are permitted to use.
LOST AND FOUND
The lost and found area is in the front hallway. Students who have lost items should check there and may retrieve their items. Unclaimed items will be given to charity at the close of the school year.
- USE OF TELEPHONES
Office telephones are not to be used for personal calls. Except in an emergency, students will not be called to the office to receive a telephone call.
A pay telephone is available in the school for students to use when they are not in class. Students are not to use telephones to call parents to receive permission to leave school. Office personnel will initiate all calls on behalf of a student seeking permission to leave school.
Students may not bring to school a pocket pager, cellular telephone, or other electronic communication device except for health or other unusual reasons approved in advance by the principal.
No student is permitted to sell any item or service in school without the approval of the Superintendent. Violation of this may lead to disciplinary action.
SECTION II – ACADEMICS
Burt Township School offers a complete curriculum and course offering in compliance with the requirements set forth by the Michigan Department of Education. High school students are also offered a variety of electives.
Field trips are academic activities that are held off school grounds. There are also other trips that are part of the school’s co-curricular and extra-curricular program. No student may participate in any school-sponsored trip without parental consent.
Attendance rules apply to all field trips.
Burt Township School has standard grading procedures, as well as additional notations that may indicate work in progress or incomplete work. The purpose of a grade is to indicate the extent to which the student has acquired the necessary learning. In general, students are assigned grades based upon test results, homework, projects, and classroom participation. Each teacher may place a different emphasis on these areas in determining a grade and will so inform the students at the beginning of the course work. If a student is not sure how his/her grade will be determined, s/he should ask the teacher.
Grade Point AverageTo calculate a grade point average (G.P.A.), assign a weighted point value to each course grade and divide by the total number of credits. For partial-credit courses use the fractional value of the grade. For example, a half credit course with an earned grade of C would be 0.5 x 2=1. Then add this to the other grades earned for total points earned. This total is then divided by the total credits earned for the G.P.A. This can be done by grading period, semester, year, or for a series of school years.
Students will receive a progress report every three weeks. Students shall receive a report card at the end of each six-week period indicating their grades for each course of study for that portion of the academic term.
When a student appears to be at risk of failure, notification will be provided to the parents so they can talk with the teacher about what actions can be taken to improve poor grades.
Normally, a student will complete graduation requirements in four years. In order to receive a diploma and graduate, a student will need to meet the school requirements for basic course work, and earn the total number of minimum credits. A student enrolled in special education may be exempted from the state mandated test. The IEPC makes such an exemption. The student may still need to earn the required credits indicated by the IEP or in a personal curriculum.
Specific course requirements are:
- English ………………………. 3.0 credits
- Health ……………………….. 0.5 credit
- Phys. Ed …………………….. 1.0 credit
- Foreign Language/Fine Arts or
- Vocational Arts ..…………… 1.0 credit
- Mathematics ……………….. 3.0 credits
- Science ………………………. 3.0 credits
- Social Studies ……………… 3.0 credits
- Speech ………………………. 0.5 credit
- Computer ……………………. 0.5 credit
- Electives …………………….. 9.5 credits
- Total 25 credits
For students graduating in 2011 and thereafter:
The Michigan Merit Curriculum requires sixteen (16) core class credits for graduation, which could be acquired through subject and integrated (mixed subject) classes, as well as, career and technical education programs. The Board has designated listed Curriculum as required for graduation.
4 credits – Mathematics including Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and an additional math credit.
4 credits – English Language Arts aligned with subject area content expectations developed by MDE.
3 credits – Science including Biology; Physics or Chemistry; one (1) additional Science credit.
3 credits – Social Studies including .5 credit in Civics; .5 credits in Economics; U.S. History and Geography; World History and Geography.
1 credit – Physical Education/Health credit guidelines to be developed by MDE.
1 credit – Visual, Performing, Applied Arts credit guidelines to be developed by MDE.
9 credits – Electives
Any student in 11th or 12th grade may enroll in a postsecondary program providing s/he meets the requirements established by law and by the district. Any interested student should contact the Superintendent to obtain the necessary information.
RECOGNITION OF STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT
Students who have displayed significant achievements during the course of the year are recognized for their accomplishments. Areas that may merit recognition include but are not limited to academics, athletics, performing arts, citizenship, and volunteerism. Recognition for such activities is initiated by the staff and coordinated by the principal.
An honor roll is compiled each marking period. Students with all grades A’s and B’s and in grades 4th through 12th grades are eligible for the honor roll. The roll is posted outside the superintendent’s office and published in the Grand Marais Gazette.
Special Awards: Student of the Quarter
Each quarter the teaching staff chooses one elementary and one secondary student to be honored as Student of the Quarter. These students are invited to the Board of Education meeting to be recognized by the board and receive a packet of recognition/reward donated by local area businesses.
Elementary Excellence in Education (April)
In conjunction with the Great Lakes Center for Youth Development Excellence in Education Week, Burt Township Board of Education hosts an annual Excellence dinner for students in 4th through 8th grades. Students must have maintained an A/B grade throughout the year.
Awards Day (May)
At the end of each school year, Burt Township School hosts an Awards Day. At this time all students who have excelled, accomplished specific tasks, achieved perfect attendance, etc. are honored.
The assignment of homework can be expected. Student grades will reflect the completion of all work, including outside assignments. Homework is also part of the student’s preparation for the state mandated test and graduation.
Homework will not generally be used for disciplinary reasons but only to enhance the student’s learning. If a student missed a day of school and homework assignments are needed, call the school office for those assignments in the morning hours in order to receive the assignments at the end of the day.
COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY AND NETWORKS
- Before any student may take advantage of the School’s computer network and the
- Internet, s/he and his/her parents must sign an agreement that defines the
- conditions under which the student may participate. Failure to abide by all of the terms
- of the agreement may lead to termination of the student’s computer account and
- possible disciplinary action as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct or referral to
- law enforcement authorities. Copies of the School District’s Student Network and
Internet Acceptable Use And Safety Policy and the requisite student and parent
- agreement will be distributed in the Back to School packet.
- [ ] See Adm. Guideline 7540.03 verbatim.
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The Michigan Merit Exam (MME), which will include the American College Test (ACT) for high school juniors, will replace the Michigan Educational Assessment Program assessments at the high school level.
This means that all 11th graders will take this state assessment test in March of each year. It will provide students with a regular American College Test (ACT) score report that thy can use to apply to a college or a university. ACT scores are used during the college admission process to assess high school students’ general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work.
Students also will be able to use the MME to qualify for a Michigan Promise Grant to help pay for their costs in attending a state university, community college or a technical or trade school.
The MME is made up of the national ACT and Work Keys tests in mathematics and reading, plus additional assessments in the areas of mathematics, science, and social studies.
MME testing is divided into three parts. The ACT will be administered in a full day session and the Work Keys and Michigan mathematics tests will be administered on a later day. The Michigan science and social studies tests will b e given in one session at times scheduled by the District Testing Coordinator with make-up sessions for these tests scheduled for exactly two (2) weeks later.
- Parents and students should watch school newsletters and the local press for
- announced testing times. .
Sophomores will have the opportunity to take the ACT/PLAN. A preparatory assessment primarily used to help students prepare for the ACT. Taken usually during the sophomore year, the test includes four (4) sections: a thirty (30) minute English; a forty (40) minute math; a twenty (20) minute reading; and a twenty-five (25) minute scientific reasoning section. The entire test takes approximately one (1) hour and fifty five (55) minutes. Students interested in ACT/PLAN should contact the principal early in their sophomore year as the test is administered in the fall of the student’s sophomore year.
Additional group tests are given to students to monitor progress and determine educational mastery levels. These tests are used to help the staff determine instructional needs.
Classroom tests will be used to assess student progress and assign grades. These are selected or prepared by teachers to assess how well the students have achieved specific objectives.
Any high school student who wishes to test-out of a course in which s/he is not enrolled may do so by taking the final examination for the course and receiving a grade of at least C+ or by demonstrating mastery of the subject matter as determined by the assessment used in lieu of a final examination. Credit for a course earned by a student through this process may be used to fulfill a course or course-sequence requirement and be counted toward the required number of credits needed for graduation but may not be used to determine the student’s GPA.
Students may receive credit toward high school graduation who successfully completes, prior to entering high school, a State mandated curriculum requirement, provided the course meets the same content requirements as the high school course, and the student has demonstrated the same level of proficiency on the material as required of the high school students.
Vocational and interest surveys may be given to identify particular areas of student interest or talent. These are often given by the guidance staff.
If necessary, intelligence test, speech and language evaluations, individually administered achievement tests, and other special testing services are available to students needing these services.
Students will not be required, as part of the school program or District curriculum, to submit to or participate in any survey, analysis, or evaluation that reveals information of a personal nature in accordance with Board policy and Federal guidelines.
Depending on the type of testing and specific information requested, parent (or student) consent may need to be obtained. Burt Township School will not violate the rights of consent and privacy of a student participating in any form of evaluation.
College entrance testing information can be obtained from the Guidance office.
SECTION III – STUDENT ACTIVITIES
SCHOOL-SPONSORED CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES
Burt Township School provides students the opportunity to broaden their learning through curricular-related activities. A curricular-related activity may be for credit, required for a particular course, and/or contain school subject matter.
A student’s use of a performance-enhancing substance is a violation that will affect the student’s extracurricular participation.
The Board authorizes many student groups that are sponsored by a staff member.
Extra-curricular activities do not reflect the school curriculum, but are made available to students to allow them to pursue additional worthwhile activities such as recreational sports, drama, and the like.
All students are permitted to participate in the activities of their choosing, as long as they meet the eligibility requirements.
NON SCHOOL-SPONSORED CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES
Non school-sponsored student groups organized for religious, political, or philosophical reasons may meet during non-instructional hours. The applicant for permission can be obtained from the principal. The applicant must verify that the activity is being initiated by students, that attendance is voluntary, that no school staff person is actively involved in the event, that the event will not interfere with school activities and that non school persons do not play a regular role in the event. All school rules will still apply regarding behavior and equal opportunity to participate.
Membership in any fraternity, sorority, or any other secret society as prescribed by law is not permitted. All groups must comply with School rules and must provide equal
opportunity to participate.
No non district-sponsored organization may use the name of the school or school mascot.
Burt Township provides a variety of athletic activities in which students may participate providing they meet any eligibility requirements that may apply. The following is a list of activities currently being offered. For further information, contact Athletic Director, Seth Hoopingarner, at 906-494-2543.
Co-educational Soccer Grades 7-12
Volleyball Grades 7-12
Basketball Grades 7-12
Girl’s Basketball Grades 7-12
SECTION IV – STUDENT CONDUCT
School Attendance Policy
Burt Township School is a full time school, and all students are expected to be in attendance every day.
It is imperative that students be in attendance each school day in order not to miss a significant portion of their education. Much important learning results from active participation in classroom and other school activities, which cannot be replaced by individual study.
Attendance is important in the development of a high quality work ethic which will be a significant factor in a student’s success with future employers. One of the most important work habits that employers look for in hiring and promoting a worker is his/her dependability in coming to work every day and on time. This is a habit the School wants to help students develop as early as possible in their school careers.
Unexcused absence from school (truancy) is not acceptable. Students who are truant will receive no credit for school work that is missed. After 12 days of truancy in any grading period, a student will be considered a “habitual truant” which can result in assignment to an alternative placement with loss of participation in school activities and events and a report to local authorities concerning lack of parental responsibility in providing proper care and supervision of a child.
Students may be excused from school for one or more of the following reasons and will be provided an opportunity to make-up missed school work and/or tests:
- Death in the family
- Urgent need at home
- Medical appointments – appointments during school are discouraged, however they will be treated as an excused absence.
- Required court attendance
- Observation or celebration of a bona fide religious holiday
- Such good cause as may be acceptable to the Superintendent
Students with a health condition that causes repeated absence are to provide the school office with an explanation of the condition from a registered physician.
Parents must provide an explanation for their child’s absence between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm on the day of the absence or by the following day. They are to call the school office at 494-2543 or 2521 and explain the reason for the absence. If the absence can be foreseen as “good cause”, it must be approved by the principal. The parent should arrange to discuss the matter as many days as possible before the absence will occur so that arrangements can be made to assist the student in making up the missed school work.
In the event a phone call is not received by 3:00 pm, the student can bring a note in the following day to the office. The note should contain the date, the reason, and a parent’s signature. Failure to produce a note or phone call from the parent will result in the absence being recorded “unexcused.” Students who have an unexcused absence cannot make up their work.
A student will be allowed twelve absences per semester. Three tardies will equal one absence.
Tardy is defined as not being physically present in the classroom after the bell signals the beginning of class. Tardies are counted only within the first ten minutes of class; they are counted as an absence thereafter.
A student who is not in his/her assigned location by 8:00 shall be considered tardy. Any student arriving late to school is to report to the school office before proceeding to class.
Each student is expected to be in his/her assigned location throughout the school day. If a student is late in arriving at school, s/he is to report to the school office before proceeding to his/her first assigned location. The teacher may discipline any student who is late to class. Students who are more than 10 minutes late will be considered absent for that instructional period.
Three times tardy will be counted as one whole day absent.
Suspension from School
Absence from school due to suspension shall be considered an authorized absence, neither excused nor unexcused.
A suspended student will be responsible for making up schoolwork lost due to suspension. It is recommended that a student complete missed assignments during the suspension and turn them in to the teacher upon his/her return from school. Assignments may be obtained from the teachers beginning with the first day of a suspension. Make up of missed tests may be scheduled when the student returns to school.
The student will be given credit for properly completed assignments and a grade on any made-up tests.
His/her grade for work ethic will be diminished and indicate “absence from school due to discipline.”
Any absence will be recorded on the student’s record. The only absences that will not appear on the student’s record will be a school event such as a sport, class trip, or field trip. Any sick days, vacations, appointments, etc will be recorded as an absence on the student’s record and will count towards their 12 days a semester that can be missed.
Excusable, Non-approved Absence
If a student is absent from school because of suspension or vacation, the absence will not be considered truancy, and s/he may be given the opportunity to make up the schoolwork that is missed.
Any student who is absent from school for all or any part of the day without a legitimate excuse shall be considered truant and the student and his/her parents shall be subject to the truancy laws of the state.
- No credit shall be given for any schoolwork not completed as a result of truancy.
- High School
If a student, under the age of eighteen, is truant for more than ten consecutive or fifteen total days of truancy during a semester, s/he will be considered a “habitual” truant and will be reported to the proper authorities.
Notification of Absence
If a student is going to be absent, the parents must contact the school 494-2543 prior to and provide an explanation. If prior contact is not possible, the parents should provide a written excuse the next day. When no excuse is provided, the absence will be unexcused and the student will be considered truant. If the absence of a student appears to be questionable or excessive, the school staff will try to help parents improve their child’s attendance.
An excused absence allows the student to make up all possible work. It is the responsibility of the student to collect any work necessary for classes they have missed. It is possible that certain kinds of schoolwork such as labs or skill-practice sessions cannot be made up and, as a result, may negatively impact a student’s grade.
If the absence is unexcused or unauthorized by the principal, a student may not make up the work.
The skipping of classes or any part of the school day is considered an unexcused absence and no make-up of class work will be permitted. Disciplinary action will follow.
Vacations During the School Year
Parents are encouraged not to take their child out of school for vacations. When a family vacation must be scheduled during the school year, the parents should discuss the matter with the principal and the student’s teacher(s) to make necessary arrangements. It may be possible for the student to receive certain assignments that are to be completed during the trip.
Make-up of Tests and Other School Work
Students who are excusably absent from school or who have been suspended shall be given the opportunity to make-up work that has been missed. The student should contact the teachers as soon as possible to obtain assignments.
Make-up work due to suspension must be completed by the time the student returns to school. Students will be given the number of days of excused absence within which to make-up work.
If a student misses a teacher’s test due to excused absence, s/he may make arrangements with the teacher to take the test. If s/he misses a state mandated test or other standardized test, the student should consult with the principal to arrange for taking the test.
The school office will keep accurate records of absences and tardies and will be responsible to notify parents, the student, and the Superintendent’s office when a student is in danger of failing to earn course credits.
Written notification to student parents and office will occur at specified times.
- 1. Five absences have occurred
- Ten absences have accumulated
- If a 13th absence occurs, formal notification of failure to earn credit, by letter, will be made to the parents and students.
- The Superintendent will notify all teachers of the loss of credit.
- Notification is immediate on the 13th absence.
Students who have lost credit due to absence have the right to appeal the decision.
- Appeal process:
- Attendance Board
- Board of Education
- Requests for the Attendance Board will be made in writing by parents and/or the student in question to the Principal.
- Will be made up of the teaching staff.
- The attendance board will have two duties:
- To hear appeals of those students who have lost credit in a class and to consider any option for making up credit.
- To consider cases of longer absence periods such as residential treatment, need for long-term hospitalization or family vacation.
- Presentation to the Attendance Board at least one week before the absence occurs.
- Class work must be made up in advance or the absences, or as otherwise agreed upon by student and teachers.
- It will meet based upon need and will be convened by the Principal.
- All requests for longer absence periods must follow procedure:
- 1. Official notification of the Board’s decision will be issued to each teacher involved, the student, and the parents.
- Student options for making up the credit: are the following:
- Retaking and passing the course the following year or semester
- Receiving an “Incomplete” for the semester rather than a grade in the class.
Student Attendance At School Events
Burt Township School encourages students to attend as many school events held after school as possible, without interfering with their schoolwork and home activities. Enthusiastic spectators help to build school spirit and encourage those students who are participating in the event.
However, in order to ensure that students attending extracurricular events as non-participants are properly safeguarded, it is required that a parent or adult chaperone accompanies those students (grades Pre-K – 8) when they attend the event. The school will not be able to supervise unaccompanied students nor will it be responsible for students who arrive without a chaperone. Furthermore, it is in the best interest of the school that our grounds be guarded against mistreatment of property from students who are unsupervised.
All students, including those grades 9-12, entering the school building during any extracurricular event, must remain in the building for the duration of that event. If a student decides to leave the building during the course of the event, they are not permitted to return unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.
The school will continue to provide adequate supervision for all students who are participants in a school activity. Students must comply with the Code of Conduct at school event, regardless of the location.
CODE OF CONDUCT
A major component of the educational program at the school is to prepare students to become responsible workers and citizens by learning how to conduct themselves properly and in accordance with established standards.
Each student shall be expected to:
- [ ] abide by national, state, and local laws as well as the rules of the school;
[ ] respect the civil rights of others;
[ ] act courteously to adults and fellow students;
[ ] be prompt to school and attentive in class;
- [ ] work cooperatively with others when involved in accomplishing a common goal, regardless of the other’s ability, gender, race, religion, height, weight, disability, or ethnic background;
- [ ] complete assigned tasks on time and as directed;
- [ ] help maintain a school environment that is safe, friendly, and productive;
- [ ] act at all times in a manner that reflects pride in self, family, and in the school.
Dress and Grooming
While fashion changes, the reason for being in school does not. Students are in school to learn. Any fashion (dress, accessory, or hairstyle) that disrupts the educational process or presents a safety risk will not be permitted. Personal expression is permitted within these general guidelines.
Students should consider the following questions when dressing for school:
Does my clothing expose too much ? (no)
Does my clothing advertise something that is prohibited to minors ? (no)
- Are there obscene, profane, drug-related, gang-related, or inflammatory messages on my clothing ? (no)
- Would I interview for a job in this outfit? (yes)
- Am I dressed appropriately for the weather ? (yes)
- Do I feel comfortable with my appearance ? (yes)
If a student has selected a manner of appearance that is beyond mere freedom of expression and disrupts the educational process or presents risk to themselves or others, they may be removed from the educational setting.
The following styles or manners of dress are prohibited:
- Headgear including hats, caps, and bandannas
- Clothing or tattoos with inappropriate or lewd, language, words, symbols, or slogans
- Clothing leaving a bare midriff, exposed shoulders or cleavage, or visible undergarments
- Skirts and dresses shorter than the distance of a student’s fingertip when arms are relaxed at side
- Clothing advertising alcohol, drugs, or tobacco
- Snow boots outside of a direct path from outside to student locker
- Bare feet.
Violation of the dress code shall be handled discretely and individually for the first warning. The parent will be notified the second time a warning is given. Disciplinary action will be taken on a third offense.
Students who are representing the school at an official function or public event may be required to follow specific dress requirements. Usually, this applies to athletic teams, cheerleaders, bands, and other such groups.
Gangs which initiate, advocate or promote activities which threaten the safety or well-being of persons or which are disruptive to the school environment are not tolerated.
Incidents involving initiations, hazing, intimidations or related activities which are likely to cause harm or personal degradation are prohibited.
Students wearing, carrying or displaying gang paraphernalia or exhibiting behaviors or gestures which symbolize gang membership or causing and/or participating in activities which are designed to intimidate another student will be disciplined. Prohibited gang paraphernalia will be specifically identified and posted by the building principal.
Care of Property
Students are responsible for the care of their own personal property. The school will not be responsible for personal property. Valuables such as jewelry or irreplaceable items should not be brought to school. The school may confiscate such items and return them to the student’s parents.
Damage to or loss of school equipment and facilities wastes taxpayers’ money and undermines the school program. Therefore, if a student does damage to or loses school property, the student or his/her parents will be required to pay for the replacement or damage. If the damage or loss was intentional, the student will also be subject to discipline according to the Student Discipline Code.
STUDENT DISCIPLINE CODE
The Board of Education has adopted the following Student Discipline Code. The Code includes the types of misconduct that will subject a student to disciplinary action. The Board has also adopted the list of behaviors and the terms contained in the list.
It is the school staff’s responsibility to provide a safe and orderly learning environment. History has shown that certain student actions are not compatible with a “safe” and “orderly” environment. Discipline is within the sound discretion of the school’s staff and administration. Due process ensures that disciplinary action is imposed only after review of the facts and/or special circumstances of the situation.
EXPLANATION OF TERMS APPLYING TO THE STUDENT DISCIPLINE CODE
Each of the behaviors described below may subject the student to disciplinary action including suspension and/or expulsion from school.
1. Use of drugs
- [ ] The school has a “Drug Free” zone that extends 1000 feet beyond the school boundaries as well as to any school activity and transportation. This means that any activity, possession, sale, distribution, or use of drugs, alcohol, fake drugs, steroids, inhalants, or look-alike drugs is prohibited. Attempted sale or distribution is also prohibited. If caught, the student could be suspended or expelled and law enforcement officials may be contacted. Sale also includes the possession or sale of over-the-counter medication to another student.
- [ ] The sale, distribution, possession, or use of drugs, alcohol, fake drugs, steroids, inhalants, or look-alike drugs that has a negative effect on the school environment is prohibited. Attempted sale or distribution is also prohibited. This includes nonalcoholic beers and wines, and the like. Many drug abuse offenses are also felonies. Sale also includes the possession or sale of over-the-counter medication to another student.
- 2. Use of Breath-Test Instruments
The principal may arrange for a breath test for blood-alcohol contact level (BAC) to be conducted on a student whenever s/he has reasonable suspicion to believe that a student has consumed an alcoholic beverage.
The student will be taken to a private administrative or instructional area on school property with at least one other member of the teaching or administrative staff present as a witness to the test.
The purpose of the test is to determine whether or not the student has consumed an alcoholic beverage. The amount of consumption is not relevant, except where the student may need medical attention.
If the result indicates a violation of school rules as described in this handbook, the student will be disciplined in accordance with disciplinary procedures described in this handbook. If a student refuses to take the test, s/he will be advised that such denial will be considered an admission of alcohol use with the consequent discipline invoked. The student will then be given a second opportunity to take the test.
3. Use of tobacco
Smoking and other tobacco uses are a danger to a student’s health and to the health of others. The school prohibits the sale, distribution, use, or possession of any form of tobacco during school time or at any school activity. This prohibition also applies when going to and from school and at school bus stops. Violations of this rule could result in suspension or expulsion. “Use of tobacco” shall mean all uses of tobacco, including cigars, cigarettes, or pipe tobacco, chewing tobacco, snuff, or any other matter or substance that contains tobacco, in addition to papers use to roll cigarettes. The display of unlighted cigars, cigarettes, pipes, other “smoking” paraphernalia or tobacco products on one’s person is also prohibited by this policy.
4. Student disorder/demonstration
Students will not be denied their rights to freedom of expression, but the expression may not infringe on the rights of others. Disruption of any school activity will not be allowed. If a student (or students) feels there is need to organize some form of demonstration, s/he is encouraged to contact the Principal to discuss the proper way to plan such an activity. Students who disrupt the school may be subject to suspension or expulsion.
- 5. Possession of a weapon
A weapon includes, but is not limited to, firearms, guns of any type whatsoever including air and gas-powered guns (whether loaded or unloaded), knives, razors, clubs, electric weapons, metallic knuckles, martial arts weapons and explosives. It may also include any toy that is presented as a real weapon or reacted to as a real weapon. Criminal charges may be filed for this violation. Possession of a weapon may subject a student to expulsion and possible permanent exclusion. It makes no difference whether or not the weapon belongs to someone else, unless the student can provide convincing evidence that the weapon was placed in the student’s possession without his/her knowledge. If it can be confirmed that a student other than brought a weapon on District property the one who possessed the weapon, that student shall also be subject to the same disciplinary action.
State law may require that a student be permanently expelled from school, subject to a petition for possible reinstatement if s/he brings onto or has in his/her possession on school property or at a school-related activity any of the following:
- A. Any explosive, incendiary, or poison gas including bombs, grenades, rockets, missiles, mines, lighters, or devices that can be converted into such a destructive item
- B. Any cutting instrument consisting of a sharp blade over three inches long fastened to a handle
- C. Any similar object that is intended to invoke bodily harm or fear of bodily harm (e.g. air gun, blowgun, toy gun, etc.)
6. Use of an object as a weapon
Any object that is used to threaten, harm, or harass another may be considered a weapon. This includes but is not limited to padlocks, pens, pencils, laser pointers, jewelry and so on. Intentional injury to another can be a felony and/or a cause for civil action. This violation may subject a student to expulsion.
- 7. Knowledge of Dangerous Weapons or Threats of Violence
Because the Board believes that students, staff members, and visitors are entitled to function in a safe school environment, students are required to report knowledge of dangerous weapons or threats of violence to the principal. Failure to report such knowledge may subject the student to discipline.
- 8. Purposely setting a fire
Anything, such as fire, that endangers school property and its occupants will not be tolerated. Arson is a felony and will subject the student to expulsion.
- 9. Physically assaulting a staff member/student/person associated with the District
Physical assault at school against a District employee, volunteer, or contractor that may or may not cause injury may result in charges being filed and subject the student to expulsion. Physical assault is defined as “intentionally causing or attempting to cause physical harm to another through force or violence.”
- 10. Verbally threatening a staff member/student/person associated with the District
Verbal assault at school against a District employee, volunteer, or contractor or making bomb threats or similar threats directed at a school building, property, or an school-related activity will be considered verbal assault. Verbal threats or assault may result in suspension and expulsion. Verbal assault is a communicated intent to inflict physical or other harm on another person, with a present intent and ability to act on the threat.
- 11. Extortion
Extortion is the use of threat, intimidation, force, or deception to take, or receive something from someone else. Extortion is against the law. Violations of this rule will result in disciplinary action up to and including suspension or expulsion.
Gambling includes casual betting, betting pools, organized-sports betting, and any other form of wagering. Students who bet on an activity in which they are involved may also be banned from that activity. Violations of this rule could result in suspension or expulsion.
- 13. Falsification of schoolwork, identification, forgery
Forgery of hall/bus passes, lunch tickets, and excuses as well as false I.D.’s are forms of lying and are not acceptable.
Plagiarism and cheating are also forms of falsification and subject the student to academic penalties as well as disciplinary action. Violations of this rule could result in suspension or expulsion.
14. False alarms, false reports, and bomb threats
A false emergency alarm, report, or bomb threat endangers the safety forces that are responding, the citizens of the community, and persons in the building. What may seem like a prank, is a dangerous stunt. Violations of this rule could result in suspension or expulsion.
- 15. Explosives
Explosives, fireworks, and chemical-reaction objects such as smoke bombs, pipe bombs, bottle bombs, firecrackers, and poppers are forbidden and dangerous. Violations of this rule could result in suspension or expulsion.
Although schools are public facilities, the law does allow the school to restrict access on school property. If a student has been removed, suspended, or expelled, the student is not allowed on school property without authorization of the Principal. In addition, students may not trespass onto school property at unauthorized times or into areas of the school determined to be inappropriate. Violations of this rule could result in suspension or expulsion.
- 17. Theft
When a student is caught stealing school or someone’s property, s/he will be disciplined and may be reported to law enforcement officials. Students are encouraged not to bring anything of value to school that is not needed for learning without prior authorization from the principal or superintendent. The school is not responsible for personal property. Theft may result in suspension or expulsion.
- 18. Disobedience
School staff is acting “in loco parentis,” which means law allows them to direct a student as would a parent. This applies to all staff, not just teachers assigned to a student. If given a reasonable direction by a staff member, the student is expected to comply. Chronic disobedience can result in expulsion.
19. Damaging property
Vandalism and disregard for school property will not be tolerated. Violations could result in suspension or expulsion.
- 20. Persistent absences or tardiness
Attendance laws require students to be in school all day or have a legitimate excuse. It is also important to establish consistent attendance habits in order to succeed in school and in their future careers. Excessive absence could lead to suspension from school.
- 21. Unauthorized use of school or private property
Students are expected to obtain permission to use any school property or any private property located on school premises. Any unauthorized use shall be subject to disciplinary action. This includes use of the Internet and communication networks in a manner not sanctioned by policy and administrative guideline. Violations of this rule could result in suspension or expulsion.
- 22. Refusing to accept discipline
The school may use informal discipline to prevent the student from being removed from school. When a student refuses to accept the usual discipline for an infraction, the refusal can result in a sterner action such as suspension or expulsion.
- 23. Aiding or abetting violation of school rules
If a student assists another student in violating any school rule, they will be disciplined and may be subject to suspension or expulsion. Students are expected to resist peer pressure and exercise sound decision-making regarding their behavior.
- 24. Displays of affection
Students demonstrating affection between each other is personal and not meant for public display. This includes touching, petting, or any other contact that may be considered sexual in nature. Such behavior may result in suspension from school or possibly expulsion.
- Possession of personal electronic equipment/Using Camera Cell Phones
A student may possess a cellular telephone or other electronic communication devices (ECDs) and electronic storage devices (ESDs) in school, on school property, at after school activities, and at school related functions provided that during school hours, school events, and on a school vehicle its use is not disruptive or distracting to the educational process, the scheduled activity, or other participants, provided that the cell phone or other ECD/ESD remains off.
Except as authorized under Board policy, use of cellular telephones or other electronic communication devices (ECDs) and electronic storage devices (ECDs) in school, on school property, at after school activities and at school-related functions will be subject to disciplinary action.
The school prohibits the use of any video device from any restroom, locker room or other location where students and staff “have a reasonable expectation of privacy.” A student improperly using any device to take or transmit images will face disciplinary action up to and including a 5 day suspension, loss of privileges, and may be recommended for expulsion.
Taking or transmitting images or messages during testing is also prohibited. If a student is caught transmitting images or messages during testing, s/he will fail the exam and receive 3 days of Alternate Day Assignment or be suspended. S/He also faces automatic withdrawal from the class depending on the severity of the incident. Loss of privileges is an accompanying penalty, and expulsion is a possibility, even on the first offense.
26. Violation of individual school/classroom rules
Each learning environment has different rules for students. Individual rules are for the safe and orderly operation of that environment. Students will be oriented to specific rules, all of which will be consistent with the policy of the school. Persistent violations of rules could result in suspension or expulsion.
- 27. Violation of bus rules
Please refer to Section V on transportation for bus rules.
- 28. Disruption of the educational process
Any actions or manner of dress that interferes with school activities or disrupts the educational process is unacceptable. Such disruptions also include delay or prevention of lessons, assemblies, field trips, athletic, and performing arts events.
Harassment of students is prohibited, and will not be tolerated. This includes inappropriate conduct by other students as well as any other person in the school environment, including employees, Board members, parents, guests, contractors, vendors and volunteers. It is the policy of the District to provide a safe and nurturing educational environment for all of its students.
This policy applies to all activities on school property and to all school sponsored activities whether on or off school property.
Harassment is defined as inappropriate conduct that is repeated enough, or serious enough, to negatively impact a student’s educational, physical or emotional well-being. This would include harassment based on any of the legally protected characteristics, such as sex, race, color, national origin, religion, height, weight, marital status or disability. This policy, however, is not limited to these legal categories and includes any harassment that would negatively impact students.
Harassment through any means, including electronically transmitted methods (e.g., internet, telephone or cell phone, personal digital assistant (PDA), computer or wireless hand held device), may be subject to District disciplinary procedures. Such behavior is considered harassment whether it takes place on or off school property, at any school sponsored function, or in a school vehicle if it is considered to have a negative impact on the school environment.
Any student that believes s/he has been/or is the victim of harassment should immediately report the situation to the teacher, or may report it directly to the Superintendent at 494-2543. Complaints will be investigated in accordance with AG 5517.
Every student should and every staff member must report any situation that they believe to be improper harassment of a student. Reports may be made to those identified above.
If the investigation finds harassment occurred it will result in prompt and appropriate remedial action. This may include up to expulsion for students, up to discharge for employee, exclusion for parents, guests, volunteers and contractors, and removal from any officer position and/or a request to resign for Board members.
Retaliation against any person for complaining about harassment, or participating in a harassment investigation, is prohibited. Suspected retaliation should be reported in the same manner as harassment. Intentionally false harassment reports, made to get someone in trouble, are also prohibited. Retaliation and intentionally false reports may result in disciplinary action as indicated above.
The following definitions are provided for guidance only. If a student or other individual believes there has been harassment, regardless of whether it fits a particular definition, s/he should report it and allow the administration to determine the appropriate course of action.
- Submission to such unwelcome conduct or communication is made either an explicit or implicit condition of utilizing or benefiting from the services, activities, or programs of the School District.
- Submission to, or rejection of, the unwelcome conduct or communication is used as the basis for a decision to exclude, expel or limit the harassed student in the terms, conditions or privileges of the School District;
- The unwelcome conduct or communication interferes with the student’s education, creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment, or otherwise adversely affects the student’s educational opportunities. This may include racial slurs, mocking behavior, or other demeaning comments.
Sexual Harassment may include, but is not limited to the following:
- Verbal harassment or abuse;
- Pressure for sexual activity
- Repeated remarks with sexual or demeaning implications;
- Unwelcome touching;
- Sexual jokes, posters, cartoons, etc.;
- Suggesting or demanding sexual involvement, accompanied by implied or explicit threats concerning one’s grades, safety, job, or performance of public duties.
Note: Any administrator, teacher, coach, other school authority that engages in sexual or other inappropriate physical contact with a student may be guilty of criminal “child abuse” as defined in state law. M. C. L. A. 722.621 ET. seq.
The Board of Education believes that hazing activities of any type are inconsistent with the educational process and prohibits all such activities at any time in school facilities, on school property, and at any District-sponsored event.
Hazing shall be defined for purposes of this policy as performing any act or coercing another, including the victim, to perform any act of initiation into any class, group, or organization that causes or creates a risk of causing mental, emotional, or physical harm. Permission, consent, or assumption of risk by an individual subjected to hazing shall not lessen the prohibitions contained in this policy.
Hazing – any type of initiation procedure for any school related activity- involves conduct such as but not limited to the following:
- A. Illegal activity, such as drinking or drugs;
- B. Physical punishment or infliction of pain
- C. Intentional humiliation or embarrassment;
- D. Dangerous activity;
- E. Activity likely to cause mental or psychological stress;
- F. Forced detention or kidnapping;
- G. Undressing or otherwise exposing initiates.
Note: If the school club or organization does not have an official and approved initiation procedure, and if no school staff is involved in the activity, there is a significant likelihood that the activity may result in violation of this policy.
The Board will not tolerate any gestures, comments, threats, or actions to a student that causes or threatens to cause bodily harm, reasonable fear for personal safety, or personal degradation.
This policy applies to all activities in the District, including activities on school property and those occurring off school property if the student or employee is at any school-sponsored, school-approved or school-related activity or function, such as field trips or athletic events where students are under the school’s control, or where an employee is engaged in school business.
Bullying is the intimidation of others by acts, such as but not limited to the following:
- A. Threatened or actual physical harm;
- B. Unwelcome physical contact;
- C. Threatening or taunting verbal, written or electronic communications;
- D. Taking or extorting money or property;
- E. Damaging or destroying property;
- F. Blocking or impeding student movement.
Aggressive behavior is defined as inappropriate conduct that is repeated enough, or serious enough, to negatively impact a student’s educational, physical, or emotional well-being. This type of behavior is a form of harassment, although it need not be based on any of the legally protected characteristics, such as sex, race color, national origin, marital status, or disability. It would include, but not be limited to, such behaviors as bullying, hazing, stalking, intimidating, menacing, coercion, name-calling, taunting, and making threats.
Any student who believes s/he has been or is the victim of aggressive behavior including bullying or hazing, should immediately report the situation to the Principal or Superintendent.
Every reasonable effort will be made to maintain confidentiality during the investigation process. However, a proper investigation will, in some circumstances, require the disclosure names and allegations.
Notice of this policy will be annually, circulated to all school buildings and departments within the District and discussed with students, as well as incorporated into the teacher, student and parent/guardian handbooks. State and Federal rights posters on
30. Possession of a Firearm, Arson, and Criminal Sexual ConductIn compliance with State law, the Board shall permanently expel any student who possesses a dangerous weapon in a weapon-free school zone or commits either arson or criminal sexual conduct in a District building or on District property, including school buses and other school transportation.
A dangerous weapon is defined as “a firearm, dagger, dirk, stiletto, knife with a blade over three inches in length, pocket knife opened by a mechanical device, iron bar, or brass knuckles” or other devices designed to or likely to inflict bodily harm, including, but not limited to, air guns and explosive devices.
Students with disabilities under IDEA or Section 504 shall be expelled only in accordance with Board Policy 2461 and Federal due process rights appropriate to students with disabilities. A student who has been expelled under this policy may apply for reinstatement in accordance with guidelines that are available in the principal’s office.
Any student engaging in criminal acts at or related to the school will be reported to law enforcement officials as well as disciplined by the school. It is not considered double jeopardy (being tried twice for the same crime), when school rules and the law are violated.
Students should be aware that state law requires that school officials, teachers and appropriate law enforcement officials be notified when a student of this District is involved in crimes related to physical violence, gang related acts, illegal possession of a controlled substance, analogue or other intoxicants, trespassing, property crimes, including but not limited to theft and vandalism, occurring in the school as well as in the community.
Students should not use roller blades, bicycles, skateboards scooters, or any other form of personal transportation device in school hallways or District pedestrian traffic areas. Exceptions may be made to reasonably accommodate students with mobility impairments. Use of any means of travel within buildings and on grounds by other than generally accepted practices where appropriate is prohibited. Students violating this expectation will be subject to disciplinary action.
Any behavior or language, which in the judgment of the staff or administration, is considered to be obscene, disrespectful, vulgar, profane and/or violates community held standards of good taste will be subject to disciplinary action.
It is important to remember that the school’s rules apply going to and from school, at school, on school property, at school-sponsored events, and on school transportation. In some cases, a student can be suspended from school transportation for infractions of school bus rules.
Ultimately, it is the principal’s responsibility to keep things orderly. In all cases, the School shall attempt to make discipline prompt and equitable and to have the punishment match the severity of the incident.
Two types of discipline are possible, informal and formal.
Informal discipline takes place within the school. It includes the following:
[ ] writing assignments;
[ ] change of seating or location;
[ ] lunch-time / after-school detention;
[ ] in-school restriction.
A student may be detained after school or asked to come to school early by a teacher, after giving the student and his/her parents one day’s notice. The student or his/her parents are responsible for transportation. NOTE: If the school has an activity bus, you may wish to indicate its use as an alternative to parent-provided transportation.
Assigned students will attend a continuous 7 hour period during which time they will be permitted one (1) 3 minute break at 10 a.m. and at lunch time. Each student shall arrive with sufficient educational materials to remain busy during this 7 hour study period.
A student missing any portion of his/her assigned time in; in-school restriction may be given an additional 1 hour period. Failure to timely serve in-school restriction assignment(s) may lead to a suspension from school for a period not to exceed 5 days. Any such suspension shall be in accordance with District guidelines on suspension and expulsion.
Formal discipline removes the student from school. It includes emergency removal for up to seventy-two hours, suspension for up to ten school days, and expulsion from school. Suspensions and expulsions may carry over into the next school year. Removal for less than one school day without the possibility of suspension or expulsion may not be appealed. Suspension and expulsion can be appealed.
Students being considered for suspension or expulsion are entitled to an informal hearing with the building administrator, prior to removal, at which time the student will be notified of the charges against him/her and given an opportunity to make a defense.
If a student is suspended, the parents may appeal the suspension, in writing, to the Superintendent and a formal appeal hearing will be held.
- Suspension from co-curricular and extra-curricular activities may not be appealed.
When a student is being considered for expulsion, a formal hearing is scheduled with the Board of Education, and the parents will be given written notice of the hearing and will be expected to attend. The Superintendent then takes testimony and determines if a recommendation to expel is to be made to the Board of Education. This decision may also be appealed. In the case of expulsion, the student remains out of school during the appeal period. Work missed during an expulsion cannot be made up and usually results in a loss of credit.
Students involved in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities such as band and athletics can lose their eligibility for violation of the school rules.
If a student commits a crime while at school or a school-related event, s/he may be subject to school disciplinary action as well as to action by the community’s legal system. These are separate jurisdictions and do not constitute double jeopardy (being tried twice for the same crime).
Discipline of Students with Disabilities
Students with disabilities are entitled to the rights and procedures afforded by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (I.D.E.A.) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.), or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
DUE PROCESS RIGHTS
Before a student may be suspended or expelled from school, there are specific procedures that must be followed.
Suspension from School
When a student is being considered for a suspension of ten days or less, the administrator in charge will notify the student of the charges. The student will then be given an opportunity to explain his/her side and the administrator will then provide the student the evidence supporting the charges. After that informal hearing, the principal will make a decision whether or not to suspend. If a student is suspended, s/he and his/her parents will be notified, in writing within one day, of the reason for and the length of the suspension. The suspension may be appealed, within two school days after receipt of the suspension notice, to Board of Education. The request for an appeal must be in writing.
- [ ] Suspension from co-curricular and extra-curricular activities may not be appealed.
During the appeal process,
[ ] the student shall not be allowed to remain in school.
The appeal shall be conducted in a private meeting and the student may be represented. Sworn, recorded testimony shall be given. If the appeal is heard by the Board of Education, the hearing is governed by the Open Meetings Act. Under the Open Meetings Act, the hearing must be public unless the parents request that the meeting be conducted in a closed session.
When a student is suspended, s/he may make-up work missed
- [ ] after the return to school.
- [ ] while on suspension.
Any learning that cannot be made up such as labs, field trips, skill-practices, or any learning that the student chooses not to make-up may be reflected in the grades earned.
A student being considered for suspension of more than ten days will be given due process as described in the expulsion section below.
Long-term suspension or expulsion from school
When a student is being considered for long-term suspension (more than ten days) or expulsion, the student will receive a formal letter of notification addressed to the parents, which will contain the following items:
- The charge and related evidence;
- The time and place of the Board meeting;
- The length of the recommended suspension or expulsion;
- A brief description of the hearing procedure;
- A statement that the student may bring parents, guardians, and counsel;
- A statement that the student may give testimony, present evidence, and provide a defense;
- A statement that the student may request attendance of school personnel who
were party to the action or accused the student of the infraction.
Students being considered for long-term suspension or expulsion may or may not be immediately removed from school. A formal hearing is scheduled with the Superintendent during which the student may be represented by his/her parents, legal counsel, and/or by a person of his/her choice.
Within 10 days (as in AG 5610) after notification of long-term suspension or expulsion, the long-term suspension or expulsion may be appealed, in writing, to the Superintendent. The appeal will also be formal in nature with sworn testimony before official(s) designated by the Board of Education. The appeal will be heard in an open session unless the student or the student’s parent or guardian requests a closed session. Again, the right to representation is available. All opportunity to earn grades or credit ends when a student is expelled.
Burt Township School makes a sincere effort to have disciplinary actions take place that will allow the student to remain in school. If a disciplinary action does not result in removal from school, it is not subject to appeal. Should a student or parent have questions regarding the propriety of an in-school disciplinary action, they should contact the Superintendent.
Discipline of Students with Disabilities
Students with disabilities are entitled to the rights and procedures afforded by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (I.D.E.A.) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.).
SEARCH AND SEIZURE
Search of a student and his/her possessions, including vehicles, may be conducted at any time the student is under the jurisdiction of the Board of Education, if there is a reasonable suspicion that the student is in violation of law or school rules. A search may also be conducted to protect the health and safety of others. All searches may be conducted with or without a student’s consent.
Students are provided lockers, desks, and other equipment in which to store materials. It should be clearly understood that this equipment is the property of the school and may be searched at any time if there is reasonable suspicion that a student has violated the law or school rules. Locks are to prevent theft, not to prevent searches. If student lockers require student-provided locks, each student must provide the lock’s combination or key to the principal.
Anything that is found in the course of a search that may be evidence of a violation of school rules or the law may be taken and held or turned over to the police. The school reserves the right not to return items that have been confiscated. In the course of any search, students’ privacy rights will be respected regarding any items that are not illegal or against school policy.
All computers located in classrooms, labs and offices of the District are the District’s property and are to be used by students, where appropriate, solely for educational purposes. The District retains the right to access and review all electronic, computer files, databases, and any other electronic transmissions contained in or used in conjunction with the District’s computer system, and electronic mail. Students should have no expectation that any information contained on such systems is confidential or private.
Review of such information may be done by the District with or without the student’s knowledge or permission. The use of passwords does not guarantee confidentiality, and the District retains the right to access information in spite of a password. All passwords or security codes must be registered with the instructor. A student’s refusal to permit such access may be grounds for disciplinary action
STUDENT RIGHTS OF EXPRESSION
The School recognizes the right of students to express themselves. With the right of expression comes the responsibility to do it appropriately. Students may distribute or display, at appropriate times, non-sponsored, noncommercial written material and petitions; buttons, badges, or other insignia; clothing, insignia, and banners; and audio and video materials. All items must meet the following school guidelines:
- A. A material cannot be displayed if it
- 1. is obscene to minors, libelous, indecent and pervasively or vulgar,
- 2. advertises any product or service not permitted to minors by law,
- 3. intends to be insulting or harassing,
- intends to incite fighting or presents a likelihood of disrupting school or a school event.
- presents a clear and present likelihood that, either because of its content or manner of distribution or display, it causes or is likely to cause a material and substantial disruption of school or school activities, a violation of school regulations, or the commission of an unlawful act.
- B. Materials may not be displayed or distributed during class periods, or during passing times between classes. Permission may be granted for display or distribution during lunch periods and after school in designated locations, as long as exits are not blocked and there is proper access and egress to the building.
Students who are unsure whether or not materials they wish to display meet school guidelines may present them to the Superintendent twenty-four hours prior to display.
STUDENT CONCERNS, SUGGESTIONS, AND GRIEVANCES
The school is here for the benefit of the students. The staff is here to assist each student in becoming a responsible adult. If a student has suggestions that could improve the school, s/he should feel free to offer them. Written suggestions may be presented directly to the principal or to the student government.
When concerns or grievances arise, the best way to resolve the issue is through communication. No student will be harassed by any staff member or need fear reprisal for the proper expression of a legitimate concern. Any suggestions, concerns, and grievances may be directed to the principal or to the student government.
A student may have the right to a hearing if the student believes s/he has been improperly denied participation in a school activity or has been subjected to an illegal rule or standard. A student may not petition to have a change in grade.
SECTION V – TRANSPORTATION
Bus Transportation to School
The school provides transportation. The transportation schedule and routes are available by contacting the bus driver at 494-2521.
Students may only ride assigned school buses and must board and depart from the bus at assigned bus stops. Students will not be permitted to ride unassigned buses for any reason other than an emergency, except as approved by the principal.
The building principal may approve a change in a student’s regular assigned bus stop to address a special need, upon the principal’s approval of a note from parent stating the reason for the request and the duration of the requested change.
Students who are riding to and from school on transportation provided by the school are required to follow all basic safety rules. This applies to school-owned buses as well as any contracted transportation.
The driver may assign seating or direct students in any reasonable manner to maintain that transportation safety.
Students must comply with the following basic safety rules:
- Prior to loading (on the road and at school) each student shall
- be on time at the designated loading zone 5 minutes prior to scheduled stop;
- stay off the road at all times while walking to and waiting for the school transportation;
- line up single file off the roadway to enter;
- wait until the school transportation is completely stopped before moving forward to enter;
- refrain from crossing a highway until the driver signals it is safe to cross;
- go immediately to a seat and be seated.
It is the parents’ responsibility to inform the bus driver when their children will not be aboard school transportation. The bus will not wait. Drivers will not wait for students who are not at their designated stops on time.
During the trip each student shall
- remain seated while the school transportation is in motion;
- keep head, hands, arms, and legs inside the school vehicle at all times;
- not litter in the school vehicle or throw anything from the vehicle;
- keep books, packages, coats, and all other objects out of the aisle;
- be courteous to the driver and to other riders;
- not eat or play games, cards, etc.;
- not tamper with the school vehicle or any of its equipment.
Leaving the bus each student shall
- remain seated until the vehicle has stopped;
- cross the road, when necessary, at least ten feet in front of the vehicle, but only after the driver signals that it is safe;
- be alert to a possible danger signal from the driver.
The driver will not discharge students at places other than their regular stop at home or at school unless s/he has proper authorization from school officials. School officials must have written permission from the parent.
Videotapes on School Buses
The Board of Education has installed video cameras on school buses to monitor student behavior. Actual videotaping of the students on any particular bus will be done on a random-selection basis.
If a student misbehaves on a bus and his/her actions are recorded on videotape, the tape will be submitted to the principal and may be used as evidence of the misbehavior. Since these tapes are considered part of a student’s record, they can be viewed only in accordance with Federal law.
Penalties for Infractions
A student who misbehaves on the bus shall be disciplined in accordance with the Student Discipline Code and may lose the privilege of riding on the bus.
Questions about anything in this handbook should be directed to the Superintendent of schools. The Superintendent can be reached at 906-494-2521 or 494-2543. All policies are available for public inspection including, but not limited to, the ones listed below.
NOTE: Be advised that the following forms must be available in the School Office as they are referenced in the Student/Parent Handbook.
▪ Title VI, IX, 504 Grievance Form 2260 F2
- ▪ Notice of Nondiscrimination and Grievance Procedures for Title II, Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Section 504 and ADA Form 2260 F8
- ▪ Memorandum to Parents Regarding School Board Policy on Drug-Free Schools Form 5530 F2
▪ Notification to Parents Regarding Student Records Form 8330 F9
▪ Notification to Parents on Blood-Borne Pathogens Form 8453.01 F5
▪ Parent/Student Acknowledgement of Student Handbook Form 5500 F1
▪ Authorization for Prescribed Medication or Treatment Form 5330 F1
- ▪ Authorization for Non-prescribed Medication or Treatment (Secondary Version) Form 5330 F1a
- ▪ Authorization for Non-prescribed Medication or Treatment (Elementary Version) Form 5330 F1b
- ▪ Authorization for Use of Asthma Inhalers, Epi-pens or Prescribed Emergency Medication Form 5330F1c
- ▪ Parent Request to Inspect Materials Used in Conjunction with any Survey, Analysis, or Evaluation Form 2416 F2
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Date: May 6, 2010