2011-2012

 

ASTORIA SCHOOLS

402 N. Jefferson St.

Astoria, Illinois 61501

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         DISTRICT OFFICE (Roberta Oest)                         329-2111

         HIGH SCHOOL OFFICE (Jeanie Sager, Sec.)        329-2156

         ELEMENTARY OFFICE  (Kathy Pollitt, Sec.)                 329-2158

 

STUDENT/PARENT HANDBOOK

 

 

Emergency School Closings:

In cases of bad weather and other local emergencies, please listen to any local radio or television station to be advised of school closings or early dismissals. If bad weather or other emergency occurs during the day, SchoolReach, the automated calling system utilized by Astoria Schools, will be utilized to contact parents/guardians.

For your childŐs safety, make certain your child knows ahead of time where to go in case of an early dismissal.

If we dismiss early for an emergency, all after-school functions are automatically cancelled.

 

School Web Address:  www.astoria.fulton.k12.il.us

 

 

 

This handbook belongs to: _________________________________________

 

 

 

 

 

General School Information

 

         This handbook is a summary of the schoolŐs rules and expectations,

and is not a comprehensive statement of school procedures. The BoardŐs

comprehensive policy manual is available for public inspection through the

DistrictŐs website or at the Board office, located at:

                  Board of Education Office

                  402 N. Jefferson Street

                  Astoria, IL 61501

 

         The School Board governs the school district, and is elected by the community. Current School Board members are:   

Chris Southwood,     President

Bobby Blickenstaff, Vice-President

Sammy Bollinger,      Secretary

Pete Egleton,             Member

Steve Musson,           Member

Chris Shaw,                Member

Dean Southerd,                   Member

 

The School Board has hired the following administrative staff to operate

the school:

Doug Daugherty,       Superintendent/High School Principal

David Crouse,            Junior High School/Elementary School Principal

Steve Kelly,                Guidance Counselor/ Athletic Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 
I. STUDENT HANDBOOK............................................................................................................ page 5

     A. SCHOOL VISITORS............................................................................................................ page 5

     B. STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES AND RIGHTS............................................................... page 5

     C. DUE PROCESS................................................................................................................... page 6

     D. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND SEX EQUITY................................................................... page 6

     E. PARENTS RIGHT-TO-KNOW............................................................................................ page 6

     F. PARENT INVOLVEMENT STRATEGIES......................................................................... page 7

     G. STUDENT RECORDS........................................................................................................ page 7

     H. TEMPORARY AND SPECIAL EDUCATION RECORDS............................................. page 8

     I. VIDEO AND AUDIO MONITORING.................................................................................... page 8

 

II. PROMOTION/GRADUATION.................................................................................................. page 8

     A. NO SOCIAL PROMOTION POLICY (Grades K-5).......................................................... page 8

     B. PHILOSOPHY....................................................................................................................... page 8

     C. NO SOCIAL PROMOTION POLICY (Grades 6-8).......................................................... page 8

     D. GRADES 9-12...................................................................................................................... page 9

     E. HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPTS....................................................................................... page 9

     F. STUDENT REPORT CARDS............................................................................................. page 9

     G. HONOR ROLLS................................................................................................................. page 10

     H. EXTRA CURRICULAR ELIGIBILITY.............................................................................. page 10

     I. SCHEDULE CHANGES..................................................................................................... page 10

 

III. INTERNET ACCESS POLICY.............................................................................................. page 10

     A. UNACCEPTABLE USE.................................................................................................... page 10

     B. NETWORK ETIQUETTE................................................................................................... page 11

     C. NO WARRANTIES............................................................................................................ page 11

     D. INDEMNIFICATION........................................................................................................... page 11

     E. SECURITY.......................................................................................................................... page 11

     F. VANDALISM....................................................................................................................... page 11

     G. COPYRIGHT WEB PUBLISHING RULES.................................................................... page 11

     H. USE OF ELECTRONIC MAIL.......................................................................................... page 12

     I. NON-SCHOOL-SPONSORED PUBLICATIONS/WEBSITES...................................... page 12

 

IV. SCHOOL POLICY.................................................................................................................. page 13

     A. ARRIVAL............................................................................................................................. page 13

     B. ATTENDANCE................................................................................................................... page 13

     C. ABSENCES........................................................................................................................ page 13

     D. ABSENT/PRE-ARRANGED HOMEWORK POLICY: GRADES 6-12....................... page 15

     E. ASBESTOS......................................................................................................................... page 15

     F. BULLYING, INTIMIDATION & SEXUAL HARASSMENT............................................ page 15

     G. CAFETERIA........................................................................................................................ page 16

     H. CELL PHONES AND OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES........................................... page 17

     I. CLOSED CAMPUS............................................................................................................. page 17

     J. COMMUNICABLE DISEASES......................................................................................... page 17

     K. COMPUTER LABS............................................................................................................ page 18

     L. DISASTER DRILLS........................................................................................................... page 18

     M. FEES................................................................................................................................... page 18

     N. FIELD TRIPS...................................................................................................................... page 18

  TABLE OF CONTENTS (Continued)

 

IV. SCHOOL POLICY (Continued)

     O. HEAD LICE......................................................................................................................... page 19

     P. INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES................................................................................ page 19

     Q. LEAVING SCHOOL........................................................................................................... page 20

     R. LOCKERS: GRADES 6-12.............................................................................................. page 20

     S. MEDICATIONS................................................................................................................... page 20

     T. REQUESTS FROM MILITARY OR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING......... page 21

     U. SEARCH AND SEIZURE................................................................................................. page 21

     V. SEX OFFENDER NOTIFICATION................................................................................... page 21

     W. STUDENT BEHAVIOR AT HOME AND AWAY-SCHOOL

               SPONSORED ACTIVITIES......................................................................................... page 22

     X. STUDENT BUS CONDUCT............................................................................................. page 22

     Y. STUDENT DRESS............................................................................................................ page 23

     Z. TARDIES............................................................................................................................. page 23

 

V. STUDENT POLICIES............................................................................................................. page 24

 

VI. STUDENT DISCIPLINE........................................................................................................ page 24

     A. BASIC PROCESS RULES............................................................................................... page 24

     B. DUE PROCESS PROCEDURE FOR STUDENT......................................................... page 25

     C. GENERAL DISCIPLINE PROCEDURE........................................................................ page 25

     D. FIGHTING ON SCHOOL PROPERTY........................................................................... page 25

     E. DEFINITION OF GROSS DISOBEDIENCE OR MISCONDUCT................................ page 25

     F. STUDENTS SENT TO THE OFFICE............................................................................... page 26

     G. PROHIBITED STUDENT CONDUCT............................................................................ page 26

     H. DISCIPLINARY MEASURES.......................................................................................... page 28

     I. DETENTIONS...................................................................................................................... page 29

 

VII. ATHLETICS........................................................................................................................... page 29

     A. PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS OF ATHLETICS................................................. page 29

     B. ATHLETIC ELIGIBILITY.................................................................................................... page 29

     C. CODE OF CONDUCT....................................................................................................... page 29

     D. CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES..................................................................................... page 32

     E. CO-CURRICULAR ORGANIZATIONS.......................................................................... page 32

     F. NOTES................................................................................................................................. page 33

 

 


WELCOME TO ASTORIA SCHOOLS!!

I. Student Handbook

 

This handbook is designed to help you become familiar with the rules and procedures of Astoria Schools.  These rules and procedures have been established to create the best possible learning environment for all students.

 

*Teachers and staff, as employees of Astoria CUSD #1, are required to enforce the rules and codes set forth in this handbook.

 

In addition to describing school rules and procedures, this handbook contains important information that will prove useful to you during the school year.  Keep this handbook in a place where you and your parents can refer to it often.

 

Information about events, which take place in school, is routinely published in the South Fulton Argus.  Announcements are read to students daily and are posted on the office window.  High school students are adults and expected to be responsible for relaying information to their parents and to communicate necessary information. 

 

AN ASTORIA SCHOOL STUDENT IS EXPECTED TO:

1. Attend school regularly and be on time.

2. Do all schoolwork assigned to the best of his/her ability.

3. Show respect to other students and staff members.

4. Bring all materials, books, and supplies to class each day.

5. Treat school property with respect.

6. To know and abide by the school rules.

 

A.  SCHOOL VISITORS

1.     All visitors, including parents and siblings, are required to enter through the front door of the building and proceed immediately to the main office. Visitors should identify themselves and inform office personnel of their reason for being at school.

2.     Visitors must sign in, identifying their name, the date and time of arrival, and the classroom or location they are visiting. Approved visitors must take a tag identifying themselves as a guest and attach the tag to their outer clothing in a clearly visible location. Visitors are required to proceed immediately to their location in a quiet manner. All visitors must return to the main office and sign out before leaving the school.

3.     Visitors are expected to abide by all school rules during their time on school property. A visitor who fails to conduct himself or herself in a manner that is appropriate will be asked to leave and may be subject to criminal penalties for trespass and/or disruptive behavior.  Our school policy is to accept only those visitors who have legitimate school business.  PARENTS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME. Class visitation by non-students is not permitted.  Please do not embarrass your friends by bringing them to school and then have them refused permission to attend.

 

B.   STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES AND RIGHTS

1.     The Astoria CUSD #1, in support of the aims of public education, believes that behavior of students attending public school shall reflect standards of good citizenship demanded of members of a democratic society.  Self-discipline (responsibility for oneŐs actions) is one of the important ultimate goals of education.  The Board of Education also believes that while education is a right of American youth, it is not an absolute right; it is qualified first by eligibility requirements.  Our courts speak of education as a limited right or privilege.  That is, students who fail to perform those duties required of them, upon attendance in public school, may be excluded from school.

2.     Citizenship and moral responsibilities:

Students shall respect constituted authority.  This shall include conformity to school rules and regulations and those provisions of law, which apply to the conduct of students.  Citizenship in a democracy requires respect for the rights of others and demands cooperation with all members of the school community.  StudentsŐ conduct shall reflect consideration of the rights and privileges of others.  High personal standards of courtesy, decency, morality, clean language, honesty, and wholesome relationships with others shall be maintained.  The student shall have respect for real and personal property, and take pride in oneŐs work, and achievement.  Every student who gives evidence of a sincere desire to remain in school, to be diligent in studies, and to profit by the educational experiences provided will be given the opportunity to do so and will be assisted in every way possible to achieve scholastic success to the limit of individual ability.

 

     C. DUE PROCESS

The board will extend to students their full rights as provided by law.  It is the boardŐs desire that the exercise of authority necessary in a school setting be fair and that the studentsŐ rights be fully protected.

 

     D. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND SEX EQUITY

1.     Equal educational and extracurricular opportunities are available to all students without regard to race, color, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, age, religious beliefs, physical or mental disability, status as homeless, or actual or potential marital or parental status, including pregnancy.

2.     No student shall, based on sex or sexual orientation, be denied equal access to programs, activities, services, or benefits or be limited in the exercise of any right, privilege, advantage, or denied equal access to educational and extracurricular programs and activities.

3.     Any student or parent/guardian with a sex equity or equal opportunity concern should contact: Mr. Doug Daugherty, Superintendent, 309-329-2111.

 

     E. PARENTS RIGHT-TO-KNOW

1.     In accordance with ESEA Section  1111(h)(6) PARENTS RIGHT-TO-KNOW, the Astoria District is notifying every parent of a student in a Title I school that you have the right and may request information regarding the professional qualifications of your childŐs classroom teacher.  This information regarding the professional qualifications of your childŐs classroom teachers including, at a minimum, the following:

a.  Whether the teacher has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels

and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction.

b.  Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria has been waived.

c.  The baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree.

d.  Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.

2.     If at any time your child has been taught for 4 or more consecutive weeks by a teacher not highly qualified, the school will notify you.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your district superintendent Doug Daugherty, at the following number 309-329-2111.

 

F. PARENT INVOLVEMENT STRATEGIES

1.     The district holds parent/child activity nights throughout the year in conjunction with PreK and the PTO.  These are held both in the evening.  Topics have included reading strategies used in our elementary schools, technology integration into our classrooms, meet and greets, and brain-based research.  Parents are also included in our planning strategies for Title I services.  The district has developed a district-level parental involvement compact according to Title I requirements.  The compact contains the districtŐs expectations for parental involvement and specific strategies for effective parent activities improving student achievement and school performance. All school volunteers must complete the ŇVolunteer Information FormÓ and be approved by the school principal prior to assisting at the school. Forms are available in the school office. Some teachers utilize parent volunteers in the classroom. The individual teachers make this decision. Teachers who desire parent volunteers will notify parents. For school-wide volunteer opportunities, please contact the building principal.

2.     Volunteers are required to check in and out at the main office and receive a visitor badge before going to their destination.

 

     G. STUDENT RECORDS

1.     School student records are confidential and information from them will not be released other than as provided by law.

2.     The school and district routinely discloses ŇdirectoryÓ type information without consent. Directory information is limited to: name, address, gender, grade level, birth date and place, parentsŐ names and address; academic awards, degrees and honors; information in relation to school-sponsored activities, organizations, and athletics; major field of study; and period of attendance at the school. Any parent/guardian or eligible student (student 18 or older) may prohibit the release of directory information by delivering a written request to the building principal.

3.     State and Federal law gives parents and eligible students certain rights with respect to their student records. These rights are:

a.     The right to inspect and copy the studentŐs education records within 15 school days of the day the school receives a request for access. There may be a small charge for copies, not to exceed $.35 per page. This fee will be waived for those unable to afford such cost.

b.     The right to request the amendment of the portion studentŐs education record that the parent/guardian or eligible student believes is inaccurate, misleading, irrelevant, or improper.

c.     The right to permit disclosure of personally identifiable information contained in the studentŐs education records, except in certain circumstances. Disclosure is permitted without consent in the case of directory information and to school officials with legitimate educational or administrative interests. Disclosure is also permitted without consent to: any person for research, statistical reporting or planning, provided that no student or parent/guardian can be identified; any person named in a court order; appropriate persons if the knowledge of such information is necessary to protect the health or safety of the student or other persons; juvenile authorities when necessary for the discharge of their official duties who request information before adjudication of the student; and in other cases permitted by law.

d.     The right to complain to the U.S. Department of Education if the school or district fails to comply with the above. Federal officials can be contacted at:

 

                       

Family Policy Compliance Office

                        U.S. Department of Education

                        400 Maryland Avenue SW

Washington, D.C. 20202-4605

 

H. TEMPORARY AND SPECIAL EDUCATION RECORDS

Notice is hereby given to parents and students that in accordance with the law, all special education and temporary records of any student will be destroyed five (5) years after the student permanently withdraws from Astoria schools or in the case of graduates, five (5) years after graduation.  If the student has not attained the age of 18, records may be given to the parents upon written request and if the student is over 18 he/she may request the records.  In no legal request is made within the five (5) year window (as outlined) Astoria Schools will destroy such records in accordance with existing laws.

 

I. VIDEO AND AUDIO MONITORING

            A video and/or audio monitoring system may be in use on school busses and a video monitoring    system may be in use in public areas of the school building. These systems have been put in         place to protect students, staff, visitors and school property. If a discipline problem is captured        on audiotape or videotape, these recordings may be used as the basis for imposing student            discipline. If criminal actions are recorded, a copy of the tape may be provided to law           enforcement personnel.

 

II. PROMOTION/GRADUATION

The Illinois State Board of Education prohibits social promotion.  ŇA student shall NOT be promoted based on any other social reason not related to academic performanceÓ.

 

     A. NO SOCIAL PROMOTION POLICY (Grades K-5)

The administration and professional staff shall establish a system to determine when promotion requirements are met.  The decision to promote a student to the next grade level shall be based on successful completion of the curriculum, attendance, performance based on Illinois Standards and assessment program tests or other testing. 

 

     B. PHILOSOPHY

It is the philosophy of Astoria CUSD#1 that children/students be placed where learning and               success can occur and where developmental readiness and maturity allows this.  A student shall not be promoted based upon age or any other social reason not related to academic performance.  The administration shall determine remedial assistance for a student who is not promoted.  The remedial assistance may include any or all of the following:  a summer program, tutorial sessions, increased or concentrated instructional time, modifications to instructional materials and retention in grade level.  Administration, professional staff, and parents will use the above overriding premise to recommend retention in the lower elementary grades.  A policy for grades K-5 based upon academic proficiency has been developed.  Failure of 2 or more core subjects will result in retention (reading, math, social studies, science, language arts).

                   

     C. NO SOCIAL PROMOTION POLICY (Grades 6-8)

The administration and professional staff shall establish a system to determine when the student                  meets promotion and graduation requirements.  The system will identify students who have           earned 2 or more failing cumulative grades in the school year from core subjects (language arts,      reading, science, social studies, and math) to be retained in a grade level.  A student shall not be   promoted based upon age or any other social reason not related to academic performance.  The             administration shall determine remedial assistance for a student who is not promoted.  The               remedial assistance may include any or all of the following:  a summer program, tutorial        sessions, increased or concentrated instructional time, modifications to instructional materials          and retention in grade level.

 

     D. GRADES 9 – 12

            High School GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS –28 Total Credits

1.     4 credits in Language Arts

2.     2 credits in Science

3.     3 credits in Math

4.     2 credits in U.S. History-(Includes state and federal constitutions)

5.     1/2 credit in Health

6.     1/2 credit in Consumer Education

7.     1/2 credit in Drivers Education

8.     1 credit in Art, Music, Foreign Language or a Vocational Course

9.     3 1/2 credits in PE (beginning with class of 2014, Class of 2012 –2 1/2 credits, class of 2013 – 3 credits)

 

     E. HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPTS

Copies of transcripts, which contain all-important information about a studentŐs high school            career, are available in the office. Copies are provided free of charge upon a receipt of a signed        records release form.  The student must sign all requests for records.

 

     F. STUDENT REPORT CARDS

Report cards will be issued at the end of each nine weeks.  Incompletes not made up by the end                   of the second week of the next grading period become an ŇFÓ.

1. Grading Scale Grades 3-8

90% or above                    A         Excellent

80% or above                    B         Above Average

70% or above                    C         Average

60% or above                    D         Below Average

Below 60%                       F          Unsatisfactory

2.  Grades 9-12 shall use the following grade designations:

 

 

GRADE

PERCENTAGES

GPA POINTS

 

A+

98% or above

4.0000

 

A

93% up to 98%

4.0000

 

A-

90% up to 93%

4.0000

 

B+

87% up to 90%

3.0000

 

B

83% up to 87%

3.0000

 

B-

80% up to 83%

3.0000

 

C+

77% up to 80%

2.0000

 

C

73% up to 77%

2.0000

 

C-

70% up to 73%

2.0000

 

D+

67% up to 70%

1.0000

 

D

63% up to 67%

1.0000

 

D-

60% up to 63%

1.0000

 

F

Below 60%

0.0000

 

     G. HONOR ROLLS

In order to be listed on the honor rolls, a student must meet the following requirements:

High Honor Roll – All AŐs and BŐs, but no more than 1 B.

Honor Roll – All AŐs and BŐs, but no more than 3 BŐs.

Honorable Mention – ŇBÓ average but no grade lower than a C.

 

     H. EXTRA CURRICULAR ELIGIBILITY

ALL STUDENTS must maintain the same standards for any extra-curricular activities.  This means that any school related activity requiring after school time will not be allowed if the student is ineligible.  These may include and are not limited to sports, scholastic bowl, stats, managers, problem solving, gifted activities, FFA, etc. The Code of Conduct applies to all activities.

 

     I. SCHEDULE CHANGES

Our school policy is that adding and dropping classes certainly is allowed throughout the                            summer until the end of registration, but students are discouraged from dropping classes once the   school year begins.  The exceptions to this rule are when a student is obviously misplaced and is                 performing poorly with no hope to pass a particular class, when the studentŐs overall                             performance is declining due to carrying an over-load, or when graduation or college             requirements necessitate a change.  The reason for this policy is to insure that the maximum use      can be made of our instructional time.  Our experience has been that by persevering, many       students cannot only succeed in the class, but also learn valuable lessons regarding following          through on commitments and difficult challenges.  We would have a difficult time truly        promoting excellence if students were given the option to drop a class when they didnŐt Ňlike it                    any moreÓ.

 

III. INTERNET ACCESS POLICY

All use of electronic network use must be consistent with the schoolŐs goal of promoting educational excellence by facilitating resource sharing, innovation, and communication. These rules do not attempt to state all required or proscribed behavior by users. However, some specific examples are provided. The failure of any user to follow these rules will result in the loss of privileges, disciplinary action, and/or appropriate legal action.

 

A. UNACCEPTABLE USE

The user is responsible for his or her actions and activities involving the network. Some examples of unacceptable uses are:

1.     Using the network for any illegal activity, including violation of copyright or other contracts, or transmitting any material in violation of any State or federal law;

2.     Unauthorized downloading of software;

3.     Downloading copyrighted material for other than personal use;

4.     Using the network for private financial or commercial gain;

5.     Wastefully using resources, such as file space;

6.     Hacking or gaining unauthorized access to files, resources, or entities;

7.     Invading the privacy of individuals, that includes the unauthorized disclosure, dissemination, and use of information about anyone that is of a personal nature including a photograph;

8.     Using another userŐs account or password;

9.     Posting material authored or created by another without his/her consent;

10.  Posting anonymous messages;

11.  Using the network for commercial or private advertising;

12.  Accessing, submitting, posting, publishing, or displaying any defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, racially offensive, harassing, or illegal material; and

13.  Using the network while access privileges are suspended or revoked.

 

     B. NETWORK ETIQUETTE

The user is expected to abide by the generally accepted rules of network etiquette. These include,

but are not limited to, the following:

1.     Be polite. Do not become abusive in messages to others.

2.     Use appropriate language. Do not swear, or use vulgarities or any other inappropriate language.

3.     Do not reveal personal information, including the addresses or telephone numbers, of students or colleagues.

4.     Recognize that electronic mail (e-mail) is not private. People who operate the system have access to all mail. Messages relating to or in support of illegal activities may be reported to the authorities.

5.     Do not use the network in any way that would disrupt its use by other users.

6.     Consider all communications and information accessible via the network to be private property.

 

     C. NO WARRANTIES

The school and district make no warranties of any kind, whether expressed or implied, for the

     service it is providing. The school and district are not responsible for any damages the user suffers.

     This includes loss of data resulting from delays, non-deliveries, missed-deliveries, or service

     interruptions caused by its negligence or the userŐs errors or omissions. Use of any information

     obtained via the Internet is at the userŐs own risk. The school and district specifically deny any

     responsibility for the accuracy or quality of information obtained through its services.

 

     D. INDEMNIFICATION

The user agrees to indemnify the school and district for any losses, costs, or damages, including

     reasonable attorney fees, incurred by the school or district relating to, or arising out of, any violation

     of these procedures.

 

     E. SECURITY

Network security is a high priority. If the user can identify a security problem on the Internet, the

     user must notify the system administrator or building principal. Keep your account and password

     confidential. Do not use another individualŐs account without written permission from that

     individual. Any user identified as a security risk may be denied access to the network.

 

     F. VANDALISM

Vandalism will result in cancellation of privileges and other disciplinary action. Vandalism is

     defined as any malicious attempt to harm or destroy data of another user, the Internet, or any other 

     network. This includes, but is not limited to, the uploading or creation of computer viruses.

 

     G. COPYRIGHT WEB PUBLISHING RULES

Copyright law prohibits the republishing of text or graphics found on the Web without explicit

     written permission.

1.     For each re-publication (on a Web site or file server) of a graphic or a text file that was produced externally, there must be a notice at the bottom of the page crediting the original producer and noting how and when permission was granted. If possible, the notice should also include the Web address of the original source.

2.     Students engaged in producing Web pages must provide library media specialists with e-mail or hard copy permissions before the Web pages are published. Printed evidence of the status of Ňpublic domainÓ documents must be provided.

3.     The absence of a copyright notice may not be interpreted as permission to copy the materials. Only the copyright owner may provide the permission. The manager of the Web site displaying the material may not be considered a source of permission.

4.     The Ňfair useÓ rules governing student reports in classrooms are less stringent and permit limited use of graphics and text.

5.     Student work may only be published if there is written permission from both the parent/guardian and student.

 

     H. USE OF ELECTRONIC MAIL

The E-mail system is owned and controlled by the school and district. E-mail is provided to aid

     students in fulfilling their duties and responsibilities, and as an education tool.

1.     The school and district reserve the right to access and disclose the contents of any account on its system, without prior notice or permission from the accountŐs user. Unauthorized access by any student or staff member to an electronic mail account is strictly prohibited.

2.     Each person should use the same degree of care in drafting an electronic mail message as would be put into a written memorandum or document. Nothing should be transmitted in an e-mail message that would be inappropriate in a letter or memorandum.

3.     Electronic messages transmitted via the school districtŐs Internet gateway carry with them an identification of the userŐs Internet Ňdomain.Ó This domain name is a registered domain name and identifies the author as being with the school district. Great care should be taken, therefore, in the composition of such messages and how such messages might reflect on the name and reputation of the school and district. Users will be held personally responsible for the content of any and all electronic mail messages transmitted to external recipients.

4.     Any message received from an unknown sender via the Internet should either be immediately deleted or forwarded to the system administrator. Downloading any file attached to any Internet-based message is prohibited unless the user is certain of that messageŐs authenticity and the nature of the file so transmitted.

5.     Use of the electronic mail system constitutes consent to these regulations.

 

     I. NON-SCHOOL-SPONSORED PUBLICATIONS/WEBSITES

Students are prohibited from accessing and/or distributing at school any pictures, written

     material, or electronic material, including material from the Internet or from a blog, that:

1.     Will cause substantial disruption of the proper and orderly operation and discipline of the school or school activities;

2.     Violates the rights of others, including but not limited to material that is libelous, invades the privacy of others, or infringes on a copyright;

3.     Is socially inappropriate or inappropriate due to maturity level of the students, including but not limited to material that is obscene, pornographic, or pervasively lewd and vulgar, or contains indecent and vulgar language;

4.     Is primarily intended for the immediate solicitation of funds; or

5.     Is distributed in kindergarten through eighth grade and is primarily prepared by non-students, unless it is being used for school purposes. Nothing herein shall be interpreted to prevent the inclusion of material from outside sources or the citation to such sources as long as the material to be distributed or accessed is primarily prepared by students.

 

The distribution of non-school-sponsored written material must occur at a time and place and in a manner that will not cause disruption, be coercive, or result in the perception that the distribution or the material is endorsed by the school district.

 

IV. SCHOOL POLICY

 

     A. ARRIVAL

Students should not enter the building until 7:45 a.m.  If students need extra help or need to be in   

the building before 7:45 they need to make arrangement with a teacher in advance so that they

are supervised during that time.

 

     B. ATTENDANCE

1.     State law requires that students attend an approved educational institution unless they have a valid excuse.  Additionally, state law defines students absent without just cause more than 10% as a truant. A parent or guardian who knowingly and willfully permits a child to be truant may be convicted of a Class C misdemeanor, which carries a maximum penalty of thirty days in jail and/or a fine of up to $1500.00.  All students are expected to attend school regularly and to be on time for classes in order to benefit more fully from the educational instruction.  The Astoria Schools attendance policies are designed to develop studentsŐ punctuality, self-discipline and responsibility.

2.     Students must attend all classes after lunch prior to participating in any practice or activity.  General exceptions to this are medical appointments, funeral absences, and school/career related pre-approved absences.  School administrators make determinations.

 

     C. ABSENCES

Students are expected to develop self-responsibility for regular attendance.  The school will work   

closely with students and parents to encourage regular attendance.  When a student is absent,

they will miss valuable instruction time, which can never be fully recovered. 

 

            In the event of any absence, the studentŐs parent or guardian is ask to call the school before 8:00

a.m. to explain the reason for the absence.  If a call has not been received by the school by 10:00 a.m., a call will be sent through our School Reach system to the parent to inquire why the student is not at school.  If the parent or guardian doesnŐt contact the school, the student will be required to submit a signed note from the parent or guardian explaining the reason for the absence the day they return to school.  Failure to contact the school will result in an unexcused absence.

 

The Astoria School District has adopted an attendance point system, which will be utilized this year.  Listed below are the three categories of absences, the points value which will be assigned for each categories and the consequences for the points.

 

Every absence will fall into one of the following categories:

School excused absence, which result in zero (0) attendance points

Doctor verified illness--must have a doctorŐs note

Doctor or dental appointment--must provide note from doctor/dentist

Observance of a religious holiday

Death in immediate family

College visit--see below

A court appearance if called to testify

Other reason as approved by the building administrator

Parental excused absence, which results in one (1) attendance point

Illness without a doctorŐs note

Family emergency-situation beyond the control of the student

Deer hunting

Family vacation

A court appearance caused by a studentŐs misconduct

Unexcused absence, which results in two (2) attendance points

This occurs if there is no parent/guardian contact concerning the studentŐs absence either by phone or through a note the following day.

Failure of a student to complete the required paperwork for a college visit.

UNEXCUSED ABSENCES will result in the loss of the daily grade points and all work due that day will receive a maximum of half credit and is due the next day.

 

The daily grade each day will consist of the following twenty (20) points:

Five (5) points for being in class on time

Five (5) points for good attitude

Five (5) points for bringing all materials needed for class

Five (5) points for class participation                     

 

If a student missed less than five consecutive class periods, they will receive half of the points from the appropriate category.  For example, if a parent calls a student in sick in the morning but the student returns for 5th period, the student will only receive half (1/2) a point. If they miss more than four periods they will receive all the points.

 

Additionally, each tardy a student receives will be a quarter of an attendance point.  This is in addition to the other consequences a student receives for being tardy as found in this handbook.

 

For in-school suspension, the student will not receive any attendance points , however they will lose all their daily points and all work completed that day will receive a maximum of 50% credit.  Students suspended out of school will receive 1 attendance point for each day and zero credit for all work for each day.

 

The attendance points are cumulated over the entire year.  The consequences for the various point levels are as follows:

 

Once a student receives six (6) attendance points, they will be ineligible for field trips that are not part of a course requirement that occur during the school day.

 

Once a student receives eight (8) attendance points, they will no longer have parental excused absences--every absence will be a school excused absence or an unexcused absence.

 

Once a student receives ten (10) attendance points, the regional truancy officer will be contacted to assist in resolving the problem.  The administration reserves the right to contact the truancy officer prior to the ten (10) points.

 

College visits must be scheduled through the guidance counselor three (3) days in advance of the visit and students must bring a note from the college visited upon returning to school. Seniors may have three (3) college days/military days/job interview and one (1) registration/placement testing day. Juniors may have three (3) college days/military days. Students should notify teachers and get assignments for the work that will be missed. The absent/pre-arranged homework policy will be in effect.

 

D. ABSENT/PRE-ARRANGED HOMEWORK POLICY: GRADES 6-12

1.     Excused Absences (non pre-arranged):

a.     Students are allowed 1 day for each day of absence to complete work assigned during the absence. 

b.     Homework due on the day of an absence is due upon your return.  If not turned in on that day a ten (10) percent deduction for each day not turned in, up to five (5) days, will be assessed.  After five (5) days the assignment is recorded as a zero (0) in the grade book and will not be accepted for credit. Homework due on the day of an unexcused absence is due upon your return for a maximum of 50% credit. If not turned in on that day a ten (10) percent deduction for each day not turned in, up to five (5) days, will be assessed.  After five (5) days the assignment is recorded as a zero (0) in the grade book and will not be accepted for credit. 

c.     Students who are absent on the day of a pre-assigned test should plan to take the test on the day of their return if they were not absent the day before the test. If not taken that day a ten (10) percent deduction for each day not taken, up to five (5) days, will be assessed.  After five (5) days the test is recorded as a zero (0) in the grade book and will not be allowed for credit. 

d.     Major projects or long term projects are due immediately upon the studentŐs return to school except in the case of a prolonged absence.

e.     It is the studentŐs responsibility to obtain assignments missed.

2.     Pre-arranged absences:

a.     Students must obtain all assignments prior to the absence.

b.     All assignments must be handed in the date of return.  If not handed in that day a ten (10) percent deduction for each day not turned in, up to five (5) days, will be assessed.  After five (5) days the assignment is recorded as a zero (0) in the grade book and will not be accepted for credit. 

c.     All tests assigned during the absence must be taken on the day of the return. If not taken that day a ten (10) percent deduction for each day not taken, up to five (5) days, will be assessed.  After five (5) days the test is recorded as a zero (0) in the grade book and will not be allowed for credit.

d.     Major projects or long term projects are due immediately upon the studentŐs return to school.

3.     The teacher has the option of requiring the student to have all required work turned in prior to the absence.

4.     Any student receiving more than two unexcused absences per semester will become ineligible to attend field trips for the remainder of that semester.

 

     E. ASBESTOS

You are hereby notified that ASBESTOS-containing building materials (A.C.B.M.) were used in

     the construction of the school building. Although most has been removed, some ACBMS both friable

     (crumbly) and non-friable are known to remain. Engineers inspect the building yearly for asbestos. 

     The Asbestos Management plan is available in the SuperintendentŐs office.

 

     F. BULLYING, INTIMIDATION & SEXUAL HARASSMENT

1.     Bullying, intimidation, and (sexual) harassment are not acceptable in any form and will not be tolerated at school or any school-related activity. The school will protect students against retaliation for reporting incidents of bullying, intimidation, or (sexual) harassment, and will take disciplinary action against any student who participates in such conduct.

2.     No person shall harass, intimidate or bully another based upon a race, color, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, gender identity, order of protection status, status as homeless, or actual or potential marital or parental status, including pregnancy, or other protected group status. The school and district will not tolerate harassing, intimidating conduct, or bullying whether verbal, physical, or visual, that affects the tangible benefits of education, that unreasonably interferes with a studentŐs educational performance, or that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational environment.

3.     Examples of prohibited conduct include name-calling, using derogatory slurs, causing psychological harm, threatening or causing physical harm, or wearing or possessing items depicting or implying hatred or prejudice of one of the characteristics stated above. Examples of sexual harassment include touching, crude jokes or pictures, discussions of sexual experiences, teasing related to sexual characteristics, and spreading rumors related to a personŐs alleged sexual activities.

4.     Students who believe they are victims of bullying, intimidation or harassment or have witnessed such activities are encouraged to discuss the matter with the student nondiscrimination coordinator, building administrator or a complaint manager. Students may choose to report to a person of the studentŐs same sex. Complaints will be kept confidential to the extent possible given the need to investigate. Students who make good faith complaints will not be disciplined.

5.     Any student who is determined, after an investigation, to have engaged in bullying, intimidation or harassment will be subject to disciplinary consequences as provided in this handbook, including but not limited to, suspension and expulsion consistent with the school and districtŐs discipline policy. Parents of students who have engaged in the above behavior will be notified. Any student making a knowingly false accusation regarding harassment may also be subject to disciplinary consequences.

 

Nondiscrimination Coordinator:

Name: Doug Daugherty

Address: 402 N. Jefferson St.; Astoria, IL 61501

Telephone: (309) 329-2111

 

Complaint Managers: 

1. Name: Doug Daugherty

    Address: 402 N. Jefferson St.; Astoria, IL 61501

    Telephone (309)329-2111

2. Name: Roberta Oest

    Address: 402 N. Jefferson St.; Astoria, IL 61501

    Telephone (309)329-2111

 

     G. CAFETERIA

The services of the cafeteria are available to all students.  A basic meal is prepared each day. 

     Students will receive a lunch card, which resembles a charge card.  This card may be used ONLY by

     the student to whom it is issued.  Lost or damaged cards must be replaced at a cost of $3.  No 9-12

     student will be allowed to purchase a meal from the cafeteria without their ID card.  Any high school

     student whose lunch account has a negative balance in excess of $4.00 and any elementary-

     junior high student whose lunch account has a negative balance in excess of $10.00 will not be

     allowed to eat lunch or breakfast that day without depositing money into his/her account. 

     Payment of the cost of 1 lunch or breakfast will allow them to eat that day.   No pop or snacks shall

     be available to elementary and junior high students during the school day.

 

     H. CELL PHONES AND OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES

1.     Possession and use of cell phones by elementary and junior high school students is prohibited.

2.     The possession and use of cell phones and other electronic devices by high school students, other than paging devices and two-way radios, are subject to the following rules:

a.     They must be kept in the studentŐs locker.

b.     They must be turned off during the regular school day unless a supervising teacher or administrator grants permission if needed during an emergency.

c.     They may not be used in any manner that will cause a disruption to the educational process or violate school rules.

d.     They may only be turned on and used during a studentŐs lunch period.

3.     Cell Phones- Infractions and Disciplinary Consequences

a.     1st time- Warning

b.     2nd time- Confiscated; the phone must be retrieved by parent

c.     3rd time- Confiscated; the phone must be retrieved by parent; loss of phone use for remainder of the year.

d.     Any further infractions will result in OSS (out of school suspension)

4. Electronic study aids may be used during the school day if:

a.     Use of the device is provided in the studentŐs IEP.

b.     Permission is received from the studentŐs teacher or supervisor,

5. Examples of study aid devices are: tape recorders, palm pilots, and laptop computers.

6. Examples of devices that are not study aids are: electronic games (Game boys), CD players,

MP3 players, radios and cellular telephones.

7. The district is not responsible for the loss or theft of any electronic devices.

 

     I. CLOSED CAMPUS

1.     Astoria Schools has a closed campus.  Closed campus means that no one is to leave the school grounds after entering without permission from the office.  No student will be allowed to leave the building at any time after arriving. Violation will result in Out of School Suspension. Bus students must enter the building upon dismissal from the bus. Going anywhere else on or off campus will result in an OSS (out of school suspension) unless permission was granted previously by the administration.

2.     No one is to be in the parking lot area at any time during the school day without permission.  Violation of the above will result in an automatic OSS (out of school suspension).  Second and third offenses will be treated more severely and will result in multiple suspensions and possible expulsion.

 

     J. COMMUNICABLE DISEASES

The school will observe recommendations of the Illinois Department of Public Health regarding

     communicable diseases.

1.     Parents are required to notify the school nurse if they suspect their child has a communicable disease.

2.     In certain cases, students with a communicable disease may be excluded from school or sent home from school following notification of the parent or guardian.

3.     The school will provide written instructions to the parent and guardian regarding appropriate treatment for the communicable disease.

4.     A student excluded because of a communicable disease will be permitted to return to school only when the parent or guardian brings a letter from the studentŐs doctor stating that the student is no longer contagious or at risk of spreading the communicable disease.

 

     K. COMPUTER LABS

Computer labs are provided for educational purposes to the students.  Internet usage is monitored

     and signed consent forms should be on file with the Technology Coordinator.  THERE IS TO BE NO

     FOOD OR DRINK IN ANY COMPUTER LAB.

 

     L. DISASTER DRILLS

A flip chart has been furnished to each room.  The professional staff will review procedures with

     all students.

 

     M. FEES

1.     The school establishes fees and charges to fund certain school activities. Some students may be unable to pay these fees. Students will not be denied educational services or academic credit due to the inability of their parent or guardian to pay fees or certain charges. Students whose parent or guardian is unable to afford student fees may receive a fee waiver. A fee waiver does not exempt a student from charges for lost and damaged books, locks, materials, supplies, and/or equipment.

2.     Applications for fee waivers may be submitted by a parent or guardian of a student who has been assessed a fee. A student is eligible for a fee waiver if at least one of the following prerequisites is met:

a.     The student currently lives in a household that meets the free lunch or breakfast eligibility guidelines established by the federal government pursuant to the National School Lunch Act; or

b.     The student or the studentŐs family is currently receiving aid under Article IV of the Illinois Public Aid Code (Aid to Families of Dependent Children).

3.     The building principal will give additional consideration where one or more of the following factors are present:

a.     An illness in the family;

b.     Unusual expenses such as fire, flood, storm damage, etc.;

c.     Seasonal employment;

d.     Emergency situations; or

e.     When one or more of the parents/guardians are involved in a work stoppage.

4.     The building principal will notify the parent/guardian promptly as to whether the fee waiver request has been granted or denied. Questions regarding the fee waiver application process should be addressed to the building principal.

 

     N. FIELD TRIPS

All field trips must be applied for by the teacher supervising the trip and approved by the

     principal and superintendent.  Consideration for approval of an academic field trip will be given to

     the relationship of the trip to classroom studies, the availability of a bus and driver, and to the cost

     and length of the trip.  According to Board Policy, any trip out-of-state or over 100 miles must be

     approved by the Board of Education.

1.     9-12 field trips will follow these guidelines:

a.     Absent/pre-arranged homework policy will be in effect

b.     One (1) field trip per student per week

c.     No overnight trips with the exception of the National FFA or FCCLA Conventions and students must have a ŇCÓ average in all classes to attend the conventions.

d.     Students who miss any field trip without a valid excuse will be excluded from all field trips for the remainder of the school year.

e.     A student unable to attend a scheduled educational field trip for class credit will be given an alternate assignment that must be completed for credit.

f.      Students must be passing all classes one (1) week before the date of the field trip.

g.     A student in violation of the *Code of Conduct will be excluded from field trips for the remainder of the school year.

h.     Students with more than two (2) unexcused absences per semester will be excluded from field trips for the remainder of that semester.  Students receiving more than 6 attendance points will be ineligible for field trip for the remainder of the year.  This does not include field trips that are required for a class.

i.      Discipline problems on a field trip will eliminate a student from any further trips for the year.

j.      Administration is the final authority on field trip participation.

2.     Field trips are a privilege for students. Students must abide by all school policies during transportation and during field-trip activities, and shall treat all field trip locations as though they are school grounds. Failure to abide by school rules and/or location rules during a field trip may subject the student to discipline. All students who wish to attend a field trip must receive written permission from a parent or guardian with authority to give permission. Students may be prohibited from attending field trips for any of the following reasons:

a.     Failure to receive appropriate permission from parent/guardian or teacher;

b.     Failure to complete appropriate coursework;

c.     Behavioral or safety concerns;

d.     Denial of permission from administration;

e.     Other reasons as determined by the school.

 

     O. HEAD LICE

The school will observe recommendations of the Illinois Department of Public Health regarding

     head lice.

1.     Parents are required to notify the school nurse if they suspect their child has head lice.

2.     Infested students will be sent home following notification of the parent or guardian.

3.     The school will provide written instructions to parent or guardian regarding appropriate treatment for the infestation.

4.     A student excluded because of head lice will be permitted to return to school only when the parent or guardian brings the student to school to be checked by the school nurse or building principal and the child is determined to be free of the head lice and eggs (nits). Infested children are prohibited from riding the bus to school to be checked for head lice.

 

     P. INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES

1.     Individuals with disabilities will be provided an opportunity to participate in all school-sponsored services, programs, or activities. Individuals with disabilities should notify the superintendent or building principal if they have a disability that will require special assistance or services and, if so, what services are required. This notification should occur as far in advance as possible of the school-sponsored function, program, or meeting.

2.     Education of Children with Disabilities

a.     It is the intent of the district to ensure that students who are disabled within the definition of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 or the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act are identified, evaluated and provided with appropriate educational services.

b.     The School provides a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment and necessary related services to all children with disabilities enrolled in the school. The term Ňchildren with disabilitiesÓ means children between ages 3 and the day before their 22nd birthday for whom it is determined that special education services are needed. It is the intent of the school to ensure that students with disabilities are identified, evaluated, and provided with appropriate educational services.

c.     A copy of the publication ŇExplanation of Procedural Safeguards Available to Parents of Students with DisabilitiesÓ may be obtained from the school district office.

3.     Discipline of Students with Disabilities: The school will comply with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) when disciplining students. Behavioral interventions will be used with students with disabilities to promote and strengthen desirable behaviors and reduce identified inappropriate behaviors. No special education student shall be expelled if the studentŐs particular act of gross disobedience or misconduct is a manifestation of his or her disability as determined through a manifestation hearing. Any special education student whose gross disobedience or misconduct is not a manifestation of his or her disability may be expelled pursuant to the expulsion procedures.

 

     Q. LEAVING SCHOOL

1.     If you become ill during the school day or must leave for other reasons, you must check out in the office.  A parent/guardian must be notified before you are allowed to leave.  Failure to follow this procedure will result in an automatic unexcused absence for each class period.  Going out to the parking lot without first securing permission will be considered leaving the school.

2.     Consequences for cutting classes or leaving the building without first securing permission will result in a suspension.

 

     R. LOCKERS – GRADES 6 –12

1.     All students are issued an assigned locker with a lock for the school year.  IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF EACH STUDENT TO KEEP HIS LOCKER LOCKED AT ALL TIMES WHEN NOT IN USE.  Lockers and locks are considered school property and must be used for the purpose intended.  School officials may search lockers at any time, with or without the studentsŐ consent or knowledge.  If your locker fails to work, report it to the office for repair.  Students that abuse their locker are subject to the cost of repair or replacement of the locker.  Students are not to change lockers without approval from the office, nor are they to move into a locker with another person.  Nothing may be hung on the outside of studentŐs locker.  Birthday decorations may be put on a studentŐs locker on the day of his/her birthday.  Spirit decorations to support a school-sponsored activity will be permissible.

2.     Students should not bring items not necessary for aiding in education to school.  These trinkets and decorations tend to get damaged or stolen. Drink containers should not be kept in lockers.  Students should not store large sums of money or expensive equipment in their lockers.  The school is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

 

     S. MEDICATIONS

All prescription medications needing to be taken by a student during the school day MUST be

     delivered to the school office at the beginning of the school day.  The prescription medication must

     be in the original container from the pharmacy and labeled appropriately.  The school district and/or

     its personnel assume no responsibility for any unfavorable reaction of a student to medication given

     upon the request of a parent. In the event that the parent has given the school permission to

     administer aspirin or non-aspirin to the student upon request, the student may receive this medication

     in the school office.  An accurate record will be kept indicating the time, date, and amount of

     medication administered.  Parents may be notified if the student requests aspirin or non-aspirin on a

     recurring basis.

 

     T. REQUESTS FROM MILITARY OR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER

          LEARNING

Upon their request, military recruiters and institutions of higher learning will be given access to

     studentsŐ names, addresses and telephone numbers. Parents who do not want their childŐs name to be

     released (or students over the age of 18 who do not want their name released) should contact the

     building principal.

 

     U. SEARCH AND SEIZURE

1.     In order to maintain order safety and security in the schools, school authorities are authorized to conduct reasonable searches of school property and equipment, as well as of students and their personal effects. ŇSchool authoritiesÓ includes school liaison police officers.

2.     School Property and Equipment as well as Personal Effects Left There by Students

a.     School authorities may inspect and search school property and equipment owned or controlled by the school (such as, lockers, desks, and parking lots), as well as personal effects left there by a student, without notice to or the consent of the student. Students have no reasonable expectation of privacy in these places or areas or in their personal effects left there.

b.     The building principal may request the assistance of law enforcement officials to conduct inspections and searches of lockers, desks, parking lots, and other school property and equipment for illegal drugs, weapons, or other illegal or dangerous substances or materials, including searches conducted through the use of specially trained dogs.

3.     Students

School authorities may search a student and/or the studentŐs personal effects in the studentŐs possession (such as, purses, wallets, knapsacks, book bags, lunch boxes, etc.) when there is a reasonable ground for suspecting that the search will produce evidence the particular student has violated or is violating either the law or the school or districtŐs student rules and policies. The search will be conducted in a manner that is reasonably related to its objective of the search and not excessively intrusive in light of the studentŐs age and sex, and the nature of the infraction.

4.     Seizure of Property

If a search produces evidence that the student has violated or is violating either the law or the school or districtŐs policies or rules, evidence may be seized and impounded by school authorities, and disciplinary action may be taken. When appropriate, evidence may be transferred to law enforcement authorities.

 

     V. SEX OFFENDER NOTIFICATION

1.     State law requires that all school districts provide parents/guardians with information about sex offenders and violent offenders against youth.

2.     You may find the Illinois Sex Offender Registry on the Illinois State PoliceŐs website at: http://www.isp.state.il.us/sor/.

3.     You may find the Illinois Statewide Child Murderer and Violent Offender Against Youth Registry on the Illinois State PoliceŐs website at: http://www.isp.state.il.us/cmvo/.

4.     State law prohibits a convicted child sex offender from being present on school property when children under the age of 18 are present, except for in the following circumstances as they relate to the individualŐs child(ren):

a.     To attend a conference at the school with school personnel to discuss the progress of their child.

b.     To participate in a conference in which evaluation and placement decisions may be made with respect to their childŐs special education services.

c.     To attend conferences to discuss issues concerning their child, such as retention or promotion.

5.     In all other cases, convicted child sex offenders are prohibited from being present on school property unless they obtain written permission from the superintendent or school board.

6.     Anytime that a convicted child sex offender is present on school property for any reason – including the three reasons above – he/she is responsible for notifying the principal's office upon arrival on school property and upon departure from school property. It is the responsibility of the convicted child sex offender to remain under the direct supervision of a school official at all times he/she is in the presence or vicinity of children.

7.     A violation of this law is a Class 4 felony.

 

     W. STUDENT BEHAVIOR AT HOME AND AWAY-SCHOOL SPONSORED

          ACTIVITIES

Students should be aware that all school rules pertaining to extra-curricular activities are in effect

     during both home and those sponsored activities away from our local school.  Any student involved

     in unsportsmanlike conduct at a school extra-curricular activity may be removed from all such

     activities for the remainder of the current school term. Students will not be permitted to loiter in

     lobbies and hallways.  They are expected to be seated when the contest is in session.  We ask that all

     fans remain seated while the game is in progress and to not leave their seats while the events are in

     play.  Parents are asked to make sure their children remain seated in the gym.  Any children in the

     hallways while activities are in progress will be escorted to the gym to sit with their parents.  This is

     to ensure the safest possible environment.

 

     X. STUDENT BUS CONDUCT

Bus transportation is provided for students who live outside the city limits of Astoria.  No pick-

     ups or drop-offs will be made within the city limits.  Students will be picked up and dropped off only

     at designated places unless the driver has a note from the office.  The school reserves the right to

     discipline students who violate the bus rules.  The bus driver is bound by state regulations to enforce

     rules and by school regulations to maintain discipline.  They realize their heavy responsibility of

     getting students to and from school safely, so your cooperation is important.  Bus rules will be

     distributed to all students at the beginning of the school year.  Students breaking bus rules will be

     issued a Bus Violation Report to Parents. The student may be issued a detention or suspended from

     riding the bus for one or more days for serious or repeated violations of bus rules.  Parents will be

     responsible to see that the student suspended from the bus is brought to and taken home from school. 

     Parental complaints regarding bus problems and or violations should be directed to the building

     principal.  Repeated violations could result in the student being suspended from riding the bus until

     the next board meeting at which time a parent/guardian must be present.  All parental complaints

     regarding this type of bus suspension must be submitted in writing and presented to the

     superintendent one week prior to the regular board meeting in order to place the complaint on the

     agenda. Bus rules and guidelines:

1.     The bus driver is in full charge of the bus and pupils

2.     Students should remain seated at all times while the bus is moving

3.     Students should be ready when the bus arrives so the bus may stay on schedule

4.     Students are to load and unload in an orderly fashion at all times

5.     All general school rules apply while riding the bus.  Inappropriate behavior will be reported to the administration and the following guidelines will be used:

a.     1st offense:  Meeting with driver/student/administration.  Student will be assigned a seat.

b.     2nd offense:  Meeting with driver/student//parent/ administration.  Student will be removed from the bus for a number of days to be determined by the administration.

c.     3rd offense:  Meeting with the driver/student/parent/administration Student will be removed from the bus for ten school days with the administrative option for a meeting with the school board.  On return to the bus the student will be assigned a seat.

d.     4th offense:  Student will be removed from the bus for the remainder of the school year with administrative option for a meeting with the school board.

5.     A non-regular riding bus student may not ride the bus unless he/she has a note issued by the office with parental consent. 

6.     Students with disabilities who are transported to an alternative school shall follow the bus regulations of Astoria CUSD #1 as well as the transportation policy of the alternative school attended.

 

     Y. STUDENT DRESS

1.     Students are expected to present an appearance that does not disrupt the educational process or interfere with the maintenance of a positive teaching/learning climate.  Dress and/or grooming which is not in accord with reasonable standards of health, safety, modesty and decency will be considered inappropriate.  The administration is the final authority.

2.     No policy can cover all possible situations when dealing with student dress.  The following are some general guidelines, but are not meant to be all-inclusive. 

a.     Garments should cover the torso during normal activity

b.     No short waisted, see through clothing, or loose fitting clothing should be worn that may expose the torso.

c.     Tank tops, muscle shirts, low cut underarm or spaghetti strap garments are unacceptable.

d.     Clothes may not advertise drug products (tobacco, alcohol, drugs, etc.)

e.     No chains may be worn

f.      Coats are not to be worn in the classroom

g.     Decorations or printed words may not be suggestive or degrading

h.     Clothing that is written on, ripped, torn, or altered in ways that draw attention to the individual and away from the educational process is considered disruptive and unacceptable.

i.      Clothing should be worn that does not expose undergarments.

j.      No hats or sunglasses are to be worn in the building.

3.     Students failing to dress appropriately will be asked to change.  Repeat offenders face ISS or OSS.

 

     Z. TARDIES

Tardies are defined as arriving to class after the allotted amount of passing time has expired.  A            tardy is given to any student that is up to twenty (20) minutes late to class without having a pass from the office or another teacher stating a reason for being late.  (If a student is absent from class more than 20 minutes, he/she will be considered absent for that class period.)  The following action will be taken for tardies:  

1.     1st tardy per class period:  Five (5) point daily grade deduction

2.     2nd tardy per class period:  Daily deduction plus fifteen (15) minute AM detention with principal/dean.

3.     3rd tardy per class period:  Daily deduction plus thirty (30) minute AM detention with principal/dean. Parent will be contacted.

4.     4th tardy per class period:  Daily deduction and two (2) thirty (30) minute AM detentions with principal/dean. Parent must meet with principal/dean.

5.     5th tardy per class period:  In-School suspension.

6.     For each tardy, students will also receive 0.25 attendance points.  Therefore, for every 4   

                  tardies, a will accumulate one attendance point.  This is accumulative across all periods.

7.     Elementary school students who are tardy to school 4 times in one month will serve a 7:15 am office detention.

 

V. STUDENT POLICIES

 

A.   Teachers and other certified educational employees shall maintain discipline in the schools.  In all matters relating to the discipline in and the conduct of the schools and the school children, they stand in for the parent and guardians to the pupils.  This relationship shall extend to all activities connected with the school program and may be exercised at any time for the safety and supervision of the pupils in the absence of their parents and guardians.  In all disciplinary action, the staff should be mindful of the fact that they are dealing with individual personalities, and the fact that it is sometimes more important to discover the causes of misbehavior than merely to suppress it.  Thoughtful disciplining can be a means of fostering growth toward maturity and responsibility.

B.    Cooperation among parents, teachers, and administrators is both necessary and desirable.  In order for students to benefit from disciplinary procedures, it is more important that they understand the reason for such actions.  Discipline should be fair and constructive, not arbitrary or excessive.

C.    A copy of the disciplinary policies of each attendance center shall be furnished to the student, who is to share it with the parent or guardian within fifteen (15) days after the beginning of the school term, or in the case of transfer students, fifteen days after starting classes.  Students shall be informed of the content of the policies for their school.

 

VI. STUDENT DISCIPLINE

 

A.  BASIC PROCESS RULES

1.     The Constitution of the State of Illinois states: Ňthe fundamental goal of the people of the state is to educate all persons to the best of their capacities.Ó  However, when citizens act irresponsibly, violate the rights of others, or present an actual or threatened danger to persons or property, they are subject to lose some of their rights.  Such is the case with the right to an education.  When a student commits acts of gross disobedience or misconduct, the right to an education may be temporarily forfeited. But, no governmental agency, such as a school may deprive a citizen (student) of rights without due process of law.  Due process is afforded to guarantee that the accused person has a chance to present a defense, to explain the circumstances of the alleged improper actions, or to attempt to prove innocence.  Procedures for depriving students of the right of attendance include suspension and/or expulsion.

a.     A suspension is for a period of time not to exceed 10 school days; an expulsion is for a period of time not to exceed 24 months.

b.     The principal, dean of students, or superintendent may suspend a student; only the board of education may expel a student.

c.     A student may be suspended prior to a hearing; a student may not be expelled until after a hearing

2.     In the interest of helping students, the school district may assist in providing or locating alternative educational opportunities for the suspended or expelled student.  Prior to the imposition of a suspension, the following procedures shall be observed.

a.     The suspending school official shall give the student oral or written notice of the reasons.

b.     If the student disagrees, an opportunity shall be given to the student to present an explanation in a conference with the suspending school official.  The school official shall then inform the student whether or not the suspension is to be imposed.

3.     Students whose presence poses a continuing danger to persons or property or an ongoing threat of disrupting the academic process may be immediately removed from school.  In such cases, the requirements of notice and hearing shall follow as soon as practicable. The studentŐs parents must be notified by the principal or superintendent of the reason for suspension, stating the rules and regulations allegedly violated; the number of days of the suspension (may not exceed 10 days at one time).  Out-of-School suspension will be deemed an UNEXCUSED ABSENCE.  In-school suspensions are during the school day from 8:05 a.m. to 3:05 p.m.  If the student does not follow the rules or is disruptive in any way, the student will be sent home and it will be considered an Out-of-school suspension.

4.     In-School Suspension:

a.     A student who receives an in-school suspension will be counted present.

b.     Student will lose all participation points

c.     Students will only receive a maximum of 50% credit for all assignments completed for the day.  Work turned in after that day will be graded as late work.

5.     Out of school suspension:

a.     Student will be considered unexcused from school.

b.     Student will receive zero (0) credit for the day.

 

B.   DUE PROCESS PROCEDURE FOR STUDENT

1.     All students are entitled to the following due process procedure.  Should a grievance not be resolved between student (guardian) and teacher, the grievant must take his/her grievance through the following channels:

a.     Principal or designee

b.     Superintendent

c.     Board of Education

2.     The final recourse for the grievant locally is the board of education.  Failure to follow this process will result in you being redirected to the proper level.

 

C.  GENERAL DISCIPLINE PROCEDURE

Infraction of school policy is punishable by: detention, withdrawal of privileges, suspension,

     expulsion or other appropriate disciplinary actions.  In-school suspensions take effect at 8:05 a.m. 

     and end at 3:05 p.m. on the day assigned.  Out of school suspensions are from 8:05 a.m. on the

     designated day to 8:05 a.m. on the following day.  No student will be allowed to participate in any

     extra-curricular activity during that time of the out-of-school suspension.  Breaking the *Code of

     Conduct may result in a studentŐs removal from class and/or club officer positions for the remainder

     of the school year.

 

D.  FIGHTING ON SCHOOL PROPERTY

Fighting on school property will not be tolerated.  Those students who choose to settle their

     disagreements in such a manner will be suspended at least one day from school.  On the second

     instance of fighting, the student will be suspended from school for multiple days and will have to

     bring a parent to school for a conference before he/she will be admitted to class.

 

E.   DEFINITION OF GROSS DISOBEDIENCE OR MISCONDUCT

Gross disobedience may be grounds for suspension or expulsion. Such conduct may occur on

     school grounds, on a school bus or at a school function.  Gross disobedience or misconduct shall

     include any conduct, behavior, or activity that causes substantial disruption or material interference

     with school activities or the rights of others.  It shall further be defined to include, but not limited to:

     continuing to misbehave while in a disciplinary situation, repeated breaking of the rules with no

     effort being made to improve.

 

F.   STUDENTS SENT TO THE OFFICE

1.     A teacher may dismiss a student from any class in the district because of disorderly conduct detrimental to the normal learning process.  The mechanics of the student being sent from the class to the office will be the responsibility of each building principal/dean of students who will develop a method appropriate to the age group in the building.

2.     Once a teacher has tried to work with a student and all alternatives have been tried, a teacher may send a student to the office as a last resort.  These instances will accumulate by semester.  The act is considered severe and will result in suspension.  The suspension will result as follows:

a.     1st offense - miss class, sent to office

b.     2nd offense - In-school suspension

c.     3rd offense - Out-of-school suspension

d.     More          - Out-of-school suspensions / may recommend expulsion

3.     In order for the student to return to class, a parent contact will be necessary.

4.     The administration reserves the right to alter the punishment given the severity of the act.

 

G.  PROHIBITED STUDENT CONDUCT

Disciplinary action may be taken against any student guilty of gross disobedience or misconduct,

     including, but not limited to, the following:

1.     Using, possessing, distributing, purchasing, or selling tobacco materials.  Students shall be advised of this policy in a manner deemed appropriate by the building principal.  In addition, information about the hazards of smoking shall be included in the curriculum.  When a staff member finds a student in possession of smoking/tobacco materials in violation of this policy, the student shall be disciplined by the administration on an individual basis.  Disciplinary measures will include suspension for a period of up to ten days and may recommend expulsion for repeat offenders.  Given reasonable grounds for suspicion, school officials may search for and seize tobacco products brought onto buses or school property.  Organizations sponsoring activities in the school outside of regular school hours shall be made aware of this policy and shall be expected to take appropriate disciplinary measure.  Failure to do so could result in cancellation of that organizationŐs privilege to use district facilities.  A letter may be sent anytime a student is seen smoking on or off school grounds.

2.     Using, possessing, distributing, purchasing, or selling alcoholic beverages.  Students who are under the influence are not permitted to attend school or school functions and are treated as though they had alcohol in their possession.  Students will be disciplined on an individual basis. Discipline measures will include suspension for a period of up to 10 days and expulsion will be recommended.

3.     Using, possessing, distributing, purchasing, or selling illegal drugs or controlled substances, look alike drugs/act alike drugs, and drug paraphernalia.  Students who are under the influence are not permitted to attend school or school functions and are treated as though they had drugs in their possession.  Given reasonable grounds for suspicion, school officials may search for and seize illicit drugs brought onto school busses or school property and submit such drugs to proper authorities for analysis.  Disciplinary measures will include suspension for a period of up to 10 days and followed by an expulsion hearing. Discipline is handled by the administration on an individual basis.  Organizations sponsoring events on the school premises shall be expected to follow this policy.  Failure to do so could result in cancellation of the privilege to use the district facilities.  All prescription drugs/medicine/stimulants must be turned into the office for dispensing.

4.     Using, possessing, distributing, purchasing, or selling explosives, ammunition, firearms, knives, or any other object that can reasonably be considered a weapon, will result in suspension of up to 10 days.  Expulsion will be recommended by the administration and dealt with by the Board of Education on an individual basis.

5.     Using or possessing electronic signaling and cellular radio-telecommunication devices, walkmans, headsets, cassette players, ipods, unless authorized and approved by the building principal, is prohibited.  Electronic signaling devices include pocket-and all similar-electronic paging devices.  Items will be confiscated and General Disciplinary Procedures will be followed.

6.     Insubordination - disobeying directives from staff members or school officials and/or rules and regulations governing student conduct will result in General Disciplinary Procedures handled on an individual basis - Severity will be taken into account.

7.     A student who uses profanity will be given a detention. Use of the ŇfÓ word is an automatic OSS for the following day. Profanity directed to a staff member will be considered disrespect to staff and handled more severely.

8.     Using Violence, force, noise, coercion, threats (verbal abuse, profanity, obscenity), intimidation, fear, bullying or other comparable conduct toward anyone (student or school personnel) or urging other students to engage in such conduct will result in General Disciplinary Procedures and dealt with individually. Severity of the act will be taken into account.

9.     Causing, or attempting to cause damage to, or stealing or attempting to steal, school property or another personŐs personal property or property of school personnel.  Students and their parents are responsible for replacing or paying for lost or damaged equipment or books and restitution will be made.  Discipline may include suspension, loss of privileges, parent contact, and expulsion.

10.  Unexcused absenteeism; however, the truancy statutes and board policy will be utilized for chronic and habitual truants.

11.  Being a member of or joining or promising to join, or becoming pledged to become a member of, soliciting any other person to join, or be pledged to become a member of any public school fraternity, sorority, or secret society will not be permitted. Suspensions will be given to offenders.

12.  Involvement in gangs or gang related activities, including the display of gang symbols or paraphernalia will result in parent notification and suspension if deemed necessary by the administration.

13.  Engaging in academic dishonesty, including cheating, intentionally plagiarizing, wrongfully giving or receiving help during an academic examination, and wrongfully obtaining test copies or scores will result in General Disciplinary procedures.

14.  Public displays of affection.

15.  Engaging in any activity that constitutes an interference with school purposes or an educational function or is disruptive will result in General Disciplinary procedures.

16.  Endangering the physical or psychological well-being of the school population by acts such as:

a.     Improper release of school fire alarm or tampering with fire extinguishers.

b.     Starting a fire in or to school property or attempting to do so.

c.     Setting off explosive devices in or to school property or attempting to do so will result in General Disciplinary Procedures.  Incident will be handled individually.  Suspensions not to exceed 10 days, with recommendation of expulsion, are possible.

17.  Repeated incidents of misbehavior including refusal to comply with school rules will be handled individually with up to 10 days of suspension and possible recommendation of expulsion.

18.  Other acts which directly or indirectly jeopardize the health, safety, and welfare of school personnel, whether on or off the school grounds, will be handled individually with up to ten days of suspension and possible recommendation of expulsion.

19.  Other behavior or conduct which is of such gross nature as to constitute a violation of the spirit or intent of these rules, though not explicitly stated above or which in itself is so gross as to constitute on its face gross disobedience or misconduct, will result in suspension not to exceed 10 days, loss of privileges, and possible recommendation of expulsion.

20.  The grounds for disciplinary action also apply whenever the studentŐs conduct is reasonably related to school or school activities, including but not limited to:

a.     On, or within sight of, school grounds before, during, or after school hours or at any time;

b.     Off school grounds at a school-sponsored activity or event, or any activity or event that bears a reasonable relationship to school;

c.     Traveling to or from school or a school activity, function, or event; or

d.     Anywhere, if the conduct interferes with, disrupts, or adversely affects the school environment, school operations, or an educational function, including but not limited to, conduct that may reasonably be considered to:

i.      be a threat or an attempted intimidation of a staff member; or

ii.     endanger the health or safety of students, staff, or school property.

 

H.  DISCIPLINARY MEASURES

Any misconduct or discipline problem will result in any one or more of the following, included but not limited to expulsion.  Certain offenses will result in the recommendation of expulsion. Disciplinary measures include:

a.     Personal counseling

b.     Notification of parents/guardians

c.     Removal for the classroom

d.     Detentions.

e.     Withholding of a privilege, including driving to and from school or school activities.

f.      In-School suspension for a period not to exceed 5 consecutive school days.  The building principal or a designee shall ensue that the student is properly supervised.

g.     Seizure of contraband

h.     Suspension from school and all school sponsored events for a period up to ten days, provided that appropriate procedures are followed.

i.      Suspension of bus riding privileges, provided that appropriate procedures are followed

j.      Expulsion from school and all school-sponsored events provided that the appropriate procedures are followed.

k.     Notification of juvenile authorities whenever the conduct involves illegal drugs (controlled substances), look-alikes, alcohol, or weapons

 

Corporal punishment shall not be used.  Corporal punishment is defined as slapping, paddling, or prolonged maintenance of students in physically painful positions, or intentional infliction of bodily harm.  Corporal punishment does not include, and certified personnel are permitted to use, reasonable force as needed to maintain safety for other students, school personnel, or persons, or for the purpose of self-defense or the defense of property.

 

Before receiving disciplinary action, the student shall be given the opportunity to deny or explain his or her conduct.  Physical restraints may be used when necessary to protect the student or other individuals and/or property from harm.

 

 

I.     DETENTIONS

1.     Detentions will be served at the time and place of the teacherŐs or officeŐs choice.   Students in detention must be on time and bring academic material with them. 

2.     If a student fails to attend an assigned detention,

a.     1st offense - one additional detention issued (now needing to serve 2)

b.     2nd offense -1 day in-school suspension

c.     3rd offense - 1 day of out of school suspension

d.     4th offense - 3 days out of school suspension. 

3.      Detentions accumulate by semester.

 

VII. ATHLETICS

 

A.  PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS OF ATHLETICS

1.     Any student who participates in athletics must have the following on file with the school office:

a.     written parental permission

b.     proper documentation of a physical examination

c.     Football only - Insurance coverage or a waiver signed by parent/guardian providing proof of insurance. Insurance purchased through the school is insurance provided by an insurance carrier.  These policies are generally catastrophe policies and are not fully comprehensive in the coverage they provide.

2.     The school is not in the insurance business.  The insurance purchased through the school is a very basic policy that satisfies the insurance requirement.  Parents need to be aware of the extent of coverage in force for their children regardless of whether they have their own family insurance or purchase it through the board.

3.     Students are not allowed to practice or participate until the above 3 requirements have been satisfied.

 

     B. ATHLETIC ELIGIBILITY

1.     A no pass/no play policy has been adopted for the students of Astoria Schools.  If you are failing any class at the time eligibility is checked (Thursday mornings), you are ineligible for all extra-curricular activities the following week.  If you fail more than one class for the semester, receiving no credit, you will be ineligible for the entire following semester.

2.     Passing work is defined as work of such quality that if on any given date, the student would transfer to another school, work of a passing grade would immediately be certified to the school which the athlete transfers.

3.     Interscholastic participation, eligibility, and requirements are further delineated by the IESA and IHSA and the South Fulton Athletic Coop. The rules and regulations of these governing bodies are followed.

 

     C. CODE OF CONDUCT

When a student becomes a member of a team, it is both an honor and a privilege, and carries the

     responsibility of a leadership role.  The student/athlete becomes very visible as a representative of the

     South Fulton Rebels, and must represent him or herself in an exemplary manner.  The athlete is

     therefore responsible for following the rules listed under the Athletic Code.

1.     Attendance - All student/athletes must attend all classes after lunch to participate in practice or the activity for that day.  Exceptions to this would be a Dr. appointment or family emergency approved by administration.

2.     Suspension/Detention - All student/athletes who receive an administrative suspension or an administrative detention may not attend practice or the activity for that day.  These absences from practice will be unexcused.  After a student/athlete accumulates three unexcused absences, he/she will be removed from the team for the remainder of the season.

3.     Practice - Student/athletes are required to attend practice.  The coach will handle the first two unexcused absences from practice.  The third unexcused absence will cause the athlete to be dropped from the team for the remainder of the season. Whether a practice is excused or unexcused is the discretion of the coach.

4.     School Facilities/Equipment - All student/athletes are expected to maintain facilities and equipment in an orderly manner, clean up after each use and leave the area as good or better than it was found.  All equipment must be turned in before the athlete may begin practice for the next sport.

5.     Team Limitations – A coach may cut rosters to the limits set by the state for state series competition. A coach, at their discretion may hold tryouts to determine rosters at the beginning of the season.

6.     Dress Code - The student/athlete should be aware of his/her dress and health habits at all times so she/he will represent South Fulton Rebels in a positive manner.

7.     Eligibility - Participation in co-curricular activities is dependent upon course selection and successful progress in those courses.  Selection of members or participants is at the discretion of the teachers, sponsors, or coaches, provided that the selection criteria conform to the district's policies.  In order to be eligible to participate in any school-sponsored athletic or co-curricular activity, a student must maintain a passing grade in all courses in which the student is enrolled.  Student academic eligibility shall be determined on a weekly basis.  A student not passing all classes at the end of the school day on Wednesday, said student shall be ruled ineligible for participation in co-curricular activities the following week (Monday - Sunday).  A student that is ineligible 3 different weeks during a season will be ineligible for the remainder of that season.  A student may fail only one class at the end of a semester to be considered eligible to participate in any co-curricular activity the following semester.

8.     Transportation - Students / athletes are to be transported to and from all practices and games by school transportation.  Unless the following:

a.     Signing Student/Athlete Out After Game Or Practice

i.      The parent/guardian has personally signed the athlete out with the bus driver/sponsor following the activity.  The student/athlete is to leave the school premises with the parent.

ii.     The student/athlete may leave with a brother, sister, or grandparents with proper approval of the administration.  The brother, sister, or grandparent must personally sign the student athlete out with the bus driver/sponsor following the activity. The student/ athlete is to leave the school premises with the brother, sister, or grandparents.

iii.   The student/athlete may leave with an adult designated by the parent with proper approval of the administration. The adult must personally sign the student athlete out with the bus driver/sponsor following the activity. The student/ athlete is to leave the school premises with the adult.

b.   Proper Administrative Procedure

i.      The student/athlete must bring a note to the office or a parent/guardian must call the office stating the name of the brother, sister, grandparent, or other adult with whom their student/athlete will be leaving the activity.

ii.     The office will give each student/athlete and coach a permission slip stating permission has been given that the student/athlete may ride home with the designated brother, sister, grandparent, or another adult.  This permission slip must be signed a by a school administrator or it will be invalid.

iii.   The student/athlete permission slip will be given to the bus driver when the student/athlete loads on the bus before the trip leaves the school.  If the student/ athlete does not follow the above procedure he/she will not be allowed to leave unless they are with their parent.

c.   Transporting To Games And Practice

i.      The student/athlete may drive to all home games.  They are to inform the coach that they plan to drive to home games the day before the event.  The student/athlete may drive to practices on days that school is not in session.  On days that school is in session all athletes are to ride the bus to and from practice.  If the student/athlete plans to drive to practice on a non-school day, they are to inform the coach the day before.

ii.     The student/athlete must ride to away events on the transportation supplied.  If the student/athlete has another school activity, doctor's appointment, or emergency he/she must use the proper administrative approval to allow their parent to transport he/she to the activity.

iii.   The student/athlete is required to inform the office if a bus is needed for them on days we are not in session by noon of the previous day.  If they do not contact the office, there will not be a bus provided.

d.     Driving to Practice on school day:  Students are required to ride the practice bus from school unless they have a permission to drive form signed by the student and parent on file in the office.  Students may ride with other students only if they have completed the required form.  Students who violate this rule will lose driving privileges and may be suspended from one or more contest.

9.     Irresponsible Conduct

a.     A student/athlete will be subject to disciplinary action if he/she commits any of the following violations:

i.      Theft of or vandalism to any school property or personal property.

ii.     Theft of or vandalism to any private/ public business or personal property out side of the school.

iii.   Drinking or possessing alcoholic beverages.

iv.   Using or possessing tobacco in any form.

v.     Using or possessing illegal drugs or look alikes in any form.

vi.   Having in their possession drug paraphernalia.

b.     Penalties - Any student/athlete team member breaking these training rules will be dealt with in the following manner:

i.      First offense

(a) If the student/athlete will pay for and complete an administratively approved drug

     and alcohol abuse-counseling program, said athlete will be suspended for the

     following contests in the sport that was in season during the term of the infraction.

01.  Football - 2 contests

02.  Basketball, volleyball, baseball, softball - 5 contests

(b) If a student/athlete is also a participant in pompons and/or cheerleading, said

     athlete will also be suspended for a like number of performances/participations in

     these activities.

(c) If an infraction occurs so late in the season that the suspension period cannot be

     completed, disciplinary action will carry over into the next sport or activity in

     which the athlete participates. (i.e.: Last football game = 2.5 basketball games.)

ii.     Second offense - Suspension for one calendar year from the date of the offense

iii.   Third offense - Suspension for the remainder of time the student is in high school or junior high school.

c.     Note - Students will practice with the South Fulton Rebel Athletic teams while he/she is suspended.

d.     Note - The student/athlete may have his/her case reviewed by the athletic committee.  This committee consists of the Principal of the school the student attends, the Athletic Director, and two coaches.  A request must be submitted in writing and signed by a parent or guardian stating the reasons the case should be reviewed.

e.     Note - All irresponsible conduct results in a meeting of the Principal of the school the student attends, coach, student and parent/guardian must be held to discuss the alleged misconduct before any disciplinary action is taken.

f.      Note – A student must complete the season for the suspension to be completed.  If the student quits or is removed from the team before the end of that season, the entire suspension will be served in the next season the student competes.

g.     This Code of Conduct is in force from August 10, 2011until August 11, 2012.  Any student/athlete who commits an infraction between seasons will be suspended from the appropriate number of contests/performances in the next activity/ies in which he/she participates.



 

     D. CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Co-curricular activities also require time beyond the normal school day and must also be regulated. The requirements of the athletic code have been extended to include the following co-curricular organizations:

1.     All classes- Senior, Junior, Sophomore and Freshman

2.     FCCLA

3.     SWAT/Prevention

4.     Spanish Club

5.     Art Club

6.     Environmental Club

7.     Drama Club

8.     Student Council

9.     Yearbook

10.  NHS

11.  FFA

12.  Chemistry Club

13.  Operation Teen Safe Driving

 

     E. CO-CURRICULAR ORGANIZATIONS

Because co-curricular organizations sometimes compete in fewer activities than athletic teams,

     the following will also apply to infractions of the code of conduct:

1.     1st offense:

a.     May not hold an office in any organization (co-curricular) for one (1) calendar year.

b.     Will be suspended for 30 days from organizational field trips and activities (e.g Senior trip).

c.     Must write a 1000 word, double spaced essay explaining the infraction, what are the

physical, emotional, and social effects of the action and what steps will be taken to prevent reoccurrence of the infraction.

2.     2nd offense: suspension for 1 calendar year

3.     3rd offense:

a.     suspension for the remainder of junior high (for junior high students)

b.     suspension for the remainder of high school (for high school students)

 

 

     F. NOTES

1.     The student will attend field trips that are a part of the class requirements.

2.     The Board of Education will honor any rules/guidelines of a particular organization because of National or State affiliation or any rules/guidelines that a local organization has duly adopted and have been approved by the Board of Education.

3.     Organizational activities that are open to the public shall not be restricted (Homecoming, Prom etc.).

4.     Unless special circumstances exist, students eligible for drama productions 2 weeks prior to the event will be allowed to participate even though they have become ineligible one week prior to the performance.

 

Adopted 7/97              Revised7/01                Revised 7/04               Revised 7/08  

Revised 7/98               Revised 7/02               Revised 7/05               Revised 7/10  

Revised 7/00               Revised 7/03               Revised 7/07               Revised 7/11

 


Astoria CUSD #1 Faculty

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Bair, Lind

1st Grade

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Banwart, Doug

HS History

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Banwart, Tricia

PreK

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Bastien, Garry

HS Math

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Beebe, Daniel

PE/Health

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Boggs, Bobette

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Bollinger, Sharenda

Kindergarten

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Cheatum, Kathy

Special Education

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Crouse, Dave

K-8 Principal

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Daugherty, Doug

Superintendent/9-12 Principal

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Daugherty, Melinda

5th Grade

mdaugherty@acusd1.org

Davis, Teresa

Art

tgillham@acusd1.org

Dean, Brenda

4th Grade

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DeMott, MacKenzie

3rd Grade

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Eakle, Maggie

Health/PE

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Elmore, Doug

HS Drivers Ed/Business

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Ewing, Stephanie

HS/JH Consumer Sciences

sewing@acusd1.org

France, Lynde

 JH Literature

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Fulk, Sarah

3rd Grade

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Gaither, Greg

HS Special Education

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Griglione, Michael

JH Social Studies

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Kates, Kami

Agriculture

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Kelly, Steve

Guidance/AD

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Ketterman, Cynde

Special Education

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Little, David

Librarian/English

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Mummert, Vicki

5th Grade

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Oest, Roberta

Bookkeeper

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Pollitt, Kathy

K-8 Secretary

kpollitt@acusd1.org

Potter, Angie

Reading Teacher

apotter@acusd1.org

Pumfrey, Lisa

JH Science

lpumfrey@acusd1.org

Pumfrey, Walter

HS Biology

wpumfrey@acusd1.org

Reavley, Catharine

HS Chemistry/ Math

creavley@acusd1.org

Root, Gill

JH/GS PE

groot@acusd1.org

Sager, Jeanie

9-12 Secretary

jsager@acusd1.org

Stevens, Jennifer

HS English

jstevens@acusd1.org

Swanson, Carissa

Kindergarten

cswanson@acusd1.org

Turpin, Laura

Spanish

lturpin@acusd1.org

Vanvoorhis, Jay

Technology

jvanvoorhis@acusd1.org

VanVoorhis, Pat

Math

pvanvoorhis@acusd1.org

Weaver, Tammy

Music

tweaver@acusd1.org

Wherley, Jennifer

4th Grade

jwherley@acusd1.org

 

 

 

 


Astoria CUSD #1

2011-2012 Calendar

 

                        August             18                    No School - TeacherŐs Institute

                                                19                    First Day of Attendance (8:05-10:15)

 

                        September      5                      Labor Day - No School          

                                                23                    11:30 dismissal - SIP

                                                                       

                        October           10                    Columbus Day - No School

                                                21                    End of 1st 9 weeks

                                                27                    2:00 dismissal/ Parent/Teacher Conf.

                                                28                    Parent/Teacher Conf - No School

                                   

                        November       11                    Veterans Day-No School

                                                23                    2:00 dismissal

                                                24                    Thanksgiving - No School

                                                25                    Thanksgiving Break – No School

 

                        December       21                    End of 2nd 9 weeks

                                                                        End of 1st Semester

                                                22 - Jan 2        Christmas Break

 

                        January           3                      Classes Resume

                                                16                    MLK - No School

 

                        February         17                    11:30 dismissal - SIP

                                                20                    Presidents Day-No School

                                   

                        March              9                      End of 3rd 9 weeks

                                                16                    TeacherŐs Institute-No School

                                               

                        April                 4                      2:00 dismissal

                                                5                      TeacherŐs Institute-No School

                                                6-9                   Spring Break-No School

                                                           

 

                        May                 16                    End of 4th 9 weeks

                                                                        End of 2nd Semester

                                                17                    Teacher Institute - No school

                                                                        8th Grade Promotion

                                                18                    Report Card Pick–up

                                                                        High School Graduation

                                                                        Last day of school pending snow days

 

 

 

7/21/2011       (Dates subject to change)