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Bradley Handbook

 

 

Bradley Elementary School

Student Handbook

 

 

 

 

General Information

 

  • School Hours – The building is open from 8:00a.m. – 3:50 p.m.  Breakfast is served from 8:00 a.m. – 8:30a.m.  Students are to be in class by 8:30 a.m.  It is important to be on time each day.  If they plan to eat breakfast have them at school by 8:15 a.m.

 

  • Before and After School Supervision

 

    • Before School:  Students may enter the north east end of the building located next to the office at 8:00 a.m. and report directly to the classroom or breakfast as directed by the morning duty personnel.
    • After School:  During inclement weather, students will wait in the front hallway to be picked up by bus.  Once the students have left the building, they should not be allowed to re-enter unless it is for a legitimate reason.  Students are expected to be picked up by 3:40 p.m.
    • Bike riders are to walk their bikes across the through street before riding off.  Bike riders are to be dismissed last when most vehicles are gone.
    • If you want to make a transportation change call before 2:30 pm to ensure enough time to get the message to the student.
    • If no phone call or note is given to the teacher or office all students will go by their normal routine.

 

  • Permit to Leave SchoolA STUDENT MAY NOT LEAVE THE SCHOOL GROUNDS DURING THE SCHOOL DAY FOR ANY PURPOSE WITHOUT PARENTAL PERMISSION AND CLEARANCE THROUGH THE OFFICE.  A driver’s license or other form of picture identification may be requested for anyone other than a parent picking up students.

 

  1. Visitors to the School – We want to encourage visitation to our school by parents, community members and responsible visitors.  All visitors to our school MUST first report to the office and sign in. 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Promotion and Retention of Students

 

It is the intention of this policy that students will be placed at the most appropriate grade level.  This determination is to be based upon document able evidence as to the student’s ability, level of academic achievement, and social and emotional characteristics.  Students will normally spend one year in each grade.  It is believed that the utilization of immediate and thoughtful corrective actions will benefit and remediate most deficiencies.  However, there may be those few students who for unidentifiable reasons refuse to perform at a level consistent with their ability or due to excessive absences would benefit by repeating a grade.  This measure should be employed as a last resort only.  Factors to be considered are:                             (1) academic achievement

      1. chronological age
      2. social maturity
      3. physical development
      4. work & study habits
      5. attendance record
  • Retention Committee

 

In late April of each year the retention committee will meet concerning promotion to the next grade level.  This committee will consist of one teacher for each grade level, grades K-5th, resource teacher, and the site Principal.  Parents will be notified no later than the last parent/teacher conference in March that their child’s name will go before the committee.  Parents will be notified in writing by the site Principal if their child is being retained.

 

After written notification by the site Principal, parents may appeal, in WRITING, within 5 days to the site Principal.  If an agreement is not reached at this level, parents may appeal in WRITING within 5 days to the Superintendent.  If an agreement is not reached with the Superintendent, it may be appealed in WRITING within 5 days to the Board of Education.  All decisions at this level are final.  No further appeals are available.

 

  1. Parent/Teacher Conferences – There will be two district parent/teacher conferences scheduled for the school year.  It is our duty to provide a conference time for every parent to discuss their child’s progress, concerns, etc. Please do your best to make each conference.

 

  • Pupil use of Telephone – The use of the school phone by pupils is to be limited to an absolute necessity.  The teacher or principal will determine this.  Students will be called to the phone in cases of emergency.  We discourage parents from calling their children at school and asking the office personnel to delivery messages unless it is an emergency.  The principal or secretary will define emergency.  Teachers should remind students of the importance of personal responsibility; keeping in mind we all forget things from time to time.

 

  1. Dress Code – Students at Drumright Schools are expected to dress appropriately for the school setting.  Clothing, accessories or hairstyles that are disruptive to the educational environment or create a risk of health or safety to any person are prohibited at school or any school activity.

 

To help create the best learning environment for our students, the following standards of dress must be observed at Bradley Elementary School.

    • Pants must not sag below the waist and must not touch the floor.
    • Shirts, blouses, and dresses must completely cover the abdomen, back.  Shirts or tops must cover the waistband of the pants, or skirts with no middrift showing.
    • Head apparel, except for religious or medical reasons must not be worn inside the school building.  Special allowances may be made for schoolwide programs or activities.
    • Clothing or accessories may not display offensive vulgar language or images, nor advertise products which students may not legally purchase.
    • “Short shorts”, miniskirts, and spandex are deemed inappropriate attire. 

Bradley Elementary School deems appropriate shorts are ones that extend to the end of the student’s fingertips.

    •  If attire is questionable, staff will make final determination of appropriateness.
  1. Birthday Parties-
    • Birthday parties in the classroom will not be allowed.  Instead of classroom parties each student will be recognized the first Monday of the Month at lunch at both a birthday table and with a birthday treat provided by the cafeteria.
  • Special Education – Students with disabilities who are residents of Oklahoma have available to them a free appropriate public education as mandated by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA, P.L. 101-476).  Drumright schools have a comprehensive child identification district plan to identify, locate and evaluate those children with disabilities, birth through 21 years of age, who are in need of special education and related services.

 

  • Snow Days – If Drumright Schools are closed for inclement weather the superintendent will let the local radio and television stations know before 7:00 a.m. of the day to be canceled. We will also make a REMIND call if you have the App on your phone you will receive a text message. It will also be posted on Drumright Public School Facebook page.   Many times we do not know until the buses get on the routes.

 

  • Child AbuseOklahoma law requires teachers, nurses, and other personnel to report any suspected case of physical abuse or neglect of a child.  Failure to report such information promptly shall be a misdemeanor.  The law also grants immunity from any civil or criminal liability to any person who in good faith makes such a report.  Any suspected case of child abuse must be reported to the principal immediately or person in charge if the principal is not in the building.

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Search and Seizure – Students searches may be made based on a reasonable suspicion of a violation of school rules and/or state or federal law by a student.  The search shall be made pursuant to the reasonableness, under all the circumstances, of the search.  The search of a student shall be justified at its inception, based on reasonable suspicion and reasonable in scope in light of the age and sex of the student and the nature of the infraction.  Contraband and other property unauthorized to be on school property or school sponsored activities will be seized for evidentiary purposes in a school hearing and/or legal hearing.  Return of the property may be made to the parents/guardians of the student.

 

  1. Smoke Free Environment – Drumright Public Schools has a smoke free policy on in all facilities and grounds. This includes all electronic cigarettes as well.

 

Enrollment

 

  1. Forms and Procedure – All paper work must be completed before any student attends classes.  All returning students will have these forms sent home the first day of school.  They need to be completed and returned as soon as possible.  These forms include but not limited to: an enrollment information sheet, immunization record, copy of original birth certificate, medical release form for minor care, permission to give medicine (aspirin, cough drops, cold medicine, etc), media release form, proof of residency (utility bill or house payment), breakfast/lunch form, copy of student social security card, emergency numbers, list of allergies or special medical considerations with a doctors written instruction, internet permission, corporal punishment form, and any transfer students must have completed the proper transfer procedures.
  • Student ImmunizationsOklahoma law states: “No minor children shall be admitted to any public…school operating in this state unless such child has received or is in the process of receiving immunizations.”  If your child does not take immunizations for religious reasons you must supply proper documentation.

 

  • Birth Registration – All children entering the elementary school for the first time must present satisfactory evidence of birth registration i.e. official birth certificate.  This is required before the enrollment is completed and the child can attend class.  A copy of the birth evidence will be placed in the cumulative folder located in the office.  The original birth certificate should be returned to the parent immediately.  Extreme care should be taken to avoid enrolling underage children.

 

  • Checking Students’ Ages and Addresses – Ages and addresses of all students should be checked to verify that the student is eligible to attend school.  Addresses of all pupils should be checked thoroughly to determine legal residence in the school district and the attendance area.  Satisfactory proof of address should be presented before enrollment is complete and a student is allowed to attend class.  Care should be taken to avoid enrolling any student who resides outside the school’s attendance zone without a transfer.  This could prevent inconvenience or embarrassment in having to return to the “home” school after school is open. 

 

  • Transfer Students – A student whose parents are not legal residents of the Drumright school district must obtain a legal transfer to attend Drumright Public Schools.

 

TRANSFER APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

1.  Obtain a transfer application from the superintendent’s office.

2.  Superintendent will accept or not accept the transfer application.

  1. Principal or superintendent will notify the student or parent/legal

Guardian of the transfer request.

 

            Before the transfer request can be accepted, the parent/legal guardian and student

            must sign the Cancelable Transfer Student Agreement form.  The enrollment

and attendance of the transfer student at the Drumright Public Schools is conditional upon the academic performance, regular attendance, and behavior according to the student handbook and Board policy.  A student on a Cancelable Transfer Student Agreement will be suspended without further notice given for any violation and length of suspension up to the current semester and the following semester will be the responsibility of the suspension committee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Breakfast/Lunch ApplicationsEvery student will be given a free lunch application, which is to be completed by parents and returned to the office.  All applications need to be returned by October 1st, for the next year’s Title 1 funding.

 

  • Emergency Care for Ill or Injured Children – School personnel serve as the entity responsible for administering first aid and emergency treatment in case of sudden illness or injury to a student or a member of the staff.  However, the school personnel will not administer medicine, including but not limited to aspirin, without the consent of the parent, legal custodian, or person responsible for the student’s care.  Parents, legal custodians, or people responsible for the student’s care are the responsible entity for further medication.  Under no circumstances are teachers allowed to give aspirin, cough drops, etc. to students.  If a teacher knows a student in possession of any type of medication including cough drops they are to take possession of the medication and alert the office.  The parent, legal custodian, or person responsible for the student’s care will sign and submit an emergency medical authorization and permission to give out medicine to their student.  This form may be obtained in the Bradley office.

 

In all cases where the nature of an illness or injury appears serious, school officials will contact, if possible, the parent, legal custodian, or person responsible for the student’s care.  In extreme emergencies, arrangements may be made for immediate hospitalization, if the above persons, cannot be located. 

 

  • Student Accident Insurance – Information on low cost student accident insurance will again be made available to students.  Each student will be given a packet of information at the beginning of the school year to take home to his or her parents for enrollment if interested in the insurance.

 

 

Attendance

 

  1. Absences & Tardies  - A student may have a total of 8 absences per semester.  (Ex: Automobile mechanical problems, parent late, family trip, etc.)  A student who has 9 unexcused absences or more in a semester could receive a failing grade for the semester. 

 

Absences may be excused at the discretion of the principal for medical, court or emergency reasons.  An absence will only be excused for the reasonable time required. Please provide documentation from doctor for all medical appointments.

 

The principal or person he/she designates may send home a note or make a phone call to parents when the child has missed 3, 5, 7 absences.

Documentation for excusing absences must be presented to the principal before the student receives the 8th absence or the absences will not be excused.

 

Please call the office if your child is not going to attend school before 9:00.  If your child misses more than 16 days he or she will automatically go before the retention committee.

 

All absences will count against the 90% attendance requirement except:

 

      1. School activities
      2. Any absence or a rare emergency deemed unavoidable by the school administration.
      3. Extended illness considered justifiable by the administration and covered by a doctor’s statement on file in the office.

 

            Any parent or guardian who neglects or refuses to compel his or her child to

            attend school will be referred to the Creek County District Attorney. 

(70 O.W. 10-1-5)

3 tardies = 1 absence

6 tardies = 2 absences

7 tardies (overall) = 3 days

 

  • Truancy – A student who is absent on a regular basis without school authorization, or has a high rate of absenteeism shall be reported to the Creek County District Attorney.  The parents/legal guardians of the student may also incur legal liability regarding their failure to compel the student to attend school.

 

 

Student Records

 

  • Transfer of Records – At the opening of school, new students’ cumulative records should be requested from the school they last attended.  Parents, legal guardians, or persons responsible for the care of students leaving the district may request a copy of immunization record, birth certificate, and grades to be mailed or faxed to the enrolling school.  The rest of the paper work will be mailed to the new school upon request from such school.

 

  • Student Records – Family Education Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)

 

Parents/legal guardians and students 18 years of age, have the following rights under FERPA:

  1. The right to inspect and review the student’s educational record.
  2. The right to exercise a limited control over other people’s access to the student’s educational record.
  3. The right to seek to correct the student’s record, in a hearing, if necessary.
  4. The right to report violations of the FERPA rights, and procedures.  The district will arrange to provide translations of this notice to non-English speaking parents/legal guardians in their native language.

 

  • Quarterly Reports to Parents – Quarterly reports are an indicator of a student’s performance in public school.  Quarterly Progress Reports will be sent home 3 times before the semester report card is sent home. Please look at the 2014-2015 school calendar for dates when progress reports will be sent home.

 

Grading System:                      S = Satisfactory                70%-100%

                                                   N = Needs to Improve    60%-69%

                                                    I = Is Improving              59% & Below

 

A = 90% - 100%

B = 80% - 89%

C = 70% - 79%

D = 60% - 69%

F = 59% & below

 

 

 

  • Non Custodial Parents - according to Oklahoma law non custodial parents are allowed school records such as: a copy of report cards, progress reports, discipline reports, and attendance records.  All visitations are subject to each individual divorce decree.

 

 

 

            Discipline

 

  • Discipline at School – Each teacher has their own set discipline procedures for the classroom.  Once a student is brought to the office the principal will take the lead on any further discipline.  Depending on the severity or delicate situation at hand will determine whether a phone call will be made to the parent or not.  Every student sent to the principal’s office will be given a referral form to be taken home for a parent to sign acknowledging the incident.  These referral forms are to be returned to the principal by the next school day.  Documentation will be kept on all discipline referrals.  All student discipline will be reviewed on an individual basis and treated with respect.  Suspension from school is the last resort at attempting to correct a student’s behavior.

 

  • In –School Detention (ISD)  – (We use the term “Time Out” in the Elementary) ISD/Time Out is an alternative form of discipline for breach of more serious issues for which the student is removed from the regular educational environment, yet continues to attend school and receive instruction.

 

ISD/Time Out is during the regular school day in the ISD/Time Out room.  A student must serve the ISD/Time Out on consecutive school days.  A student in ISD/Time Out may participate in extra-curricular activities that occur outside the regular school day at the discretion of the extra-curricular coach or sponsor.

 

Teachers shall turn in ISD/Time Out assignments to the office by 9:00 a.m. on the day the student is to begin ISD/Time Out.  Those assignments will be graded as in the regular classroom.  Students are not penalized academically in ISD/Time Out.  Failure to comply with these rules will result in additional ISD/Time Out or up to 10 days of out-of-school suspension per the circumstances.

 

ISD/Time out Rules

 

  1. Remain in assigned seat
  2. No talking
  3. No sleeping
  4. Work on assignments.  The ISD/Time Out teacher will give additional assignments if the student completes the regular teacher’s assignments.
  5. Students will take drink/restroom breaks and lunch on a regular schedule, as directed by the ISD/Time Out teacher that prohibits contact with students in the regular education setting.

 

  • Out of School Suspension – The principal has authority to suspend a student for a period of up to, and including, 10 school days.  The student has the right to appeal the suspension to a suspension appeal committee designated by the Drumright School Board of Education.  The decision of the suspension committee is final and cannot be appealed to the Board or any other school official.  A student shall be suspended from school for serious offenses and/or for multiple infractions of lesser offenses.  No student suspended from school shall participate in nor attend extra-curricular activities during the period of suspension.  A student shall serve the assigned suspension period on consecutive school days.

 

A student shall receive an educational plan of the core curriculum for the days suspended.  The parents/legal guardians shall bear the responsibility for monitoring the student’s progress until the student is readmitted into school.  Credit may be granted for academic work completed.

 

  1. Failure or Refusal to Serve Assigned Discipline – If the student fails to serve the discipline due to circumstances genuinely beyond the student’s control, the student must make up the discipline.  If the student forgets to serve the discipline, the discipline is doubled.  If the student refuses to serve the discipline the student will receive out-of-school suspension.  Upon returning from the suspension, the student must serve the original discipline.

 

School Violations

 

  1. Disruptive Behavior – Failing to follow classroom rules and/or disrupting the educational environment resulting in being sent to the office.

1st offense:  lunch and/or recess detention, note sent home to parent

2nd offense:  Time Out and call parents

3rd offense:   Time Out or out-of-school suspension and call parents

 

  1. Insubordination – A student found to be disobedient to the authority of school personnel, and/or failing to follow the directive of the personnel with just cause as determined by the principal, shall be subject to the following discipline:

1st offense:  Time Out or out-of-school suspension and call parents.

Subsequent offenses:  Time Out or out-of-school suspension per the circumstances and call the parent.

 

  1. Cheating/Plagiarism – Grade of zero for all work resulting from cheating/plagiarism for the student and any student who assisted the student to cheat.  1st Offense:  Lunch detention or Time Out and parent called.

                 2nd Offense:  Time Out or out-of-school suspension and parent called

 

  1. Copyright Compliance – All copyrighted material must be respected and not misused.  This includes videos, audio, computer software, print/graphics, and music/theatre.

 

  1. Misinformation – Willfully misinformation by commission (lying), omission (misinforming by remaining silent).

1st offense:  Time Out or out-of-school suspension and call parents.

Subsequent offenses:  Time Out or out-of-school suspension per the circumstances and call the parent.

 

  1. Obscenity/Profanity – Obscene materials including, but not limited to:  illustrations (drawing, paintings, photographs, etc.) and oral or written materials (books, letters, poems, tapes, CD’s, videos, etc.) which are commercially or student produced are prohibited.

 

Profanity including, but not limited to: gestures, symbols, verbal, written, etc. is prohibited at school and on all school sponsored activities. 

 

1st offense:  Time Out or out-of-school suspension and call parents.

Subsequent offenses:  Time Out or out-of-school suspension per the circumstances and call the parent.

 

  1. Public Display of Affection (PDA) – Inappropriate physical contact includes, but limited to, intimate touching, kissing, etc., or a school sponsored activity is prohibited.

 

1st offense:  Time Out or out-of-school suspension and call parents.

Subsequent offenses:  Time Out or out-of-school suspension per the circumstances and call the parent.

 

  1. Bullying, Harassment, and Intimidation – “Bullying, Harassment, and intimidation means any gesture, written or verbal expression, or physical act that a reasonable person should know will harm another student, damage student’s property, or insult or demean any student or group of students in such a way as to disrupt or interfere with the school’s educational mission or the education of any student.”  Quoted from the School Bullying Prevention Act 2002

1st offense: lunch/recess Time Out per circumstances.

Subsequent offences: Time Out or up to 10 days out-of-school suspension per the circumstances.

 

 

  1. Cyber bullying- is defined as bullying through the use of technology or any electronic communication, which includes but is not limited to any transfer of signs, signals, writing, images, sounds, data or intelligence of any nature transmitted in whole or in part by such things as electronic mail, internet communications, instant message, text message or facsimile. Cyber-bullying includes (i) the creation of a web page or blog in which the creator assumes the identity of another person or (ii) the knowing impersonation of another person as the author of posted content or messages, if the creation or impersonation is a violation under the law. Cyber-bullying also includes the distribution by electronic means of a communication to more than one person or the posting of material on an electronic medium that may be accessed by one or more persons, if the distribution or posting is a violation of the law.
  2. It is the responsibility of every student, parent and employee of the school district to recognize acts of bullying, cyber-bullying and retaliation. Any student who believes that he or she has been the victim of bullying, cyber-bullying or retaliation should report it immediately to his or her teacher or principal.

 

  1. Sexual Harassment – Behavior shown toward another person without uncoerced consent that is personally offensive to that person.  It debilitates morale and therefore interferes with the working or learning effectiveness of its victims and their peers.  Includes, but not limited to: gestures, jokes, touching in a sexual way (grabbing, pinching, brushing up against another person, etc.), symbolic, verbal and written communications with sexual innuendos, and the dissemination information (gossip), true or false, about a person.

1st offense:  Time Out or out-of-school suspension and call parents.

Subsequent offenses:  Time Out or out-of-school suspension per the circumstances and call the parent.

 

  1. Hazing – All forms of hazing and/or intimidation are prohibited by the school and school sponsored activities.  (Including as a part of admission to a club or organization). 

1st offense: lunch/recess Time Out per circumstances.

Subsequent offences: Time Out or up to 10 days out-of-school suspension per the circumstances.

 

  1. Food on Campus – Chewing gum is not allowed anywhere on campus.  Food and drinks are not allowed in any classrooms including classrooms not located in the

Main building, (Ex. Band, Gym, Ag, etc.) except on special occasions as directed by the teacher or principal.

1st offense:  lunch or recess Time Out

Subsequent offenses:  Time Out

 

  1. Skipping Class – Failing to attend school or leaving school without authorization.  (Student must check out through the office prior to leaving school other than at the end of the school day.)  

 

1st offense:  Time Out or out-of-school suspension and call parents.

Subsequent offenses:  Time Out or out-of-school suspension per the circumstances and call the parent.

 

  1. Electronic Devices –We recommend that students do not bring electronic devices to school (iPods, cell phones, etc…), as we will not be responsible of they are lost, stolen, or damaged.
  2. Cell Phones – Cell phones are not allowed to be used in the classroom, or playground.  They should not be seen or heard during school hours. 

 

 

  1. Arson – 1st offense:  Out of school suspension for the remainder of the current semester and the succeeding semester.

 

  1. Vandalism/Destruction of School Property or the Property of Others on School Grounds – restitution, parent called and Time Out and/or police called.

 

  1. Theft – 1st offense: return the property or make restitution for the property and Time Out or out-of-school suspension per the circumstances.

2nd offense:  return the property or make restitution for the property and out-of-school suspension.

 

  1. Extortion – The taking of money/property by anyone who employs threats, or other illegal use of fear or coercion in order to obtain the money/property, and whose conduct falls short of the threat to personal safety required for robbery.

1st offense:  Time Out or out-of-school suspension and call parents.

Subsequent offenses:  Time Out or out-of-school suspension per the circumstances and call the parent.

 

  • Assault and BatteryAssault – Intentional creation of a reasonable apprehension in the mind of the victim of imminent bodily harm.  Includes verbal threats.  1st offense: Time Out or out-of-school suspension up to ten days per circumstances.  SUBSEQUENT OFFENSES:  Out of school suspension or a period of time commensurate with the offense.  Report to authorities on first of subsequent offenses where appropriate.  Battery: offensive, unconsented touching of another person.  Includes fighting and throwing objects.  1st and subsequent offenses:  Out of school suspension commensurate with the offense including the current and subsequent semester.  Report to authorities where appropriate.

 

  • Assault on a School Employee – A school employee shall mean any duly appointed person, employee by or employees of a firm contracting with the Drumright school system for any purpose, including such personnel not directly related to the teaching process and board members during board meetings.  Every person who, with justifiable or excusable cause, knowingly commits any assault, aggravated assault, battery, or aggravated battery upon the person of a school employee is punishable by imprisonment and/or fine pursuant to 70 O.S. Sections 9-123.

 

 

  1. Weapons – The possession or use of any weapon during the time a student is in attendance in Drumright Public Schools, or is in transit to or from school or any school sponsored activity by any form of transportation (including vehicle, walking, etc.) is strictly prohibited.

 

A weapon includes, but is not limited to: guns rifles, pistols, shotguns; daggers, knives, razors, clubs, slap jacks, night sticks, any device which throws, discharges or fires objects, bullets or shells; explosive and incendiary devices; hand chains; artificial knuckles; or any other object that can reasonably be considered a weapon or dangerous instrument.  Also prohibited is any facsimile or counterfeit weapon resembling a weapon.

 

Exempt from this policy are any instruments and devices that may be considered a weapon under this policy but are specifically authorized (prior to being brought to school) by school personnel for use in an approved curricular or extra-curricular activity and are used in the appropriate manner.  Any student who knowingly aids, accompanies and/or assists in the violation of the policy shall also be considered in violation of this policy and shall also be subject to discipline in the same manner as any student who violates this policy.  A student who violates this weapon policy shall be subject to: 1st offense:  parent called, Time Out or out-of-school suspension.  2nd offense out-of-school suspension up to the remainder of the semester and the succeeding semester per the circumstances.

 

  1. Tobacco & Tobacco Products – Possession of tobacco or tobacco related products by students are prohibited at school or school sponsored activities pursuant to Oklahoma Law (21 O.S. Section 21-1241, 1242.)  Prohibited tobacco products and paraphernalia include, but is not limited to: cigarettes, cigarette lighters, cigarette paper, cigars, snuff, chewing tobacco, cigarette holders, tobacco related containers and packages, electronic cigarettes etc.  Any minor in possession of the above materials being asked by a police officer or teacher where and from whom such materials were obtained; who shall refuse to furnish such information shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

1st offense:  Time Out or out-of-school suspension and call parents.

Subsequent offenses:  Time Out or out-of-school suspension per the circumstances and call the parent.

 

 

            Grievance Procedures

 

  • Grievance Procedures for Students and Parents

 

  1. If the issue involves a teacher, the student or parent should address the issue with the teacher.  If the issue is not resolved, the issue should be brought before the principal.
  2. If the issue involves another student or other school personnel, the parties should address the issue with the principal.
  3. If the issue is not resolved, the parties should bring the issue before the superintendent.
  4. If the issue is not resolved the parties may file for a hearing with the board of education through the office of the superintendent at least 7 days prior to the next scheduled board meeting.  The decision of the board is final.

 

 

 

Transportation

 

  • After School Dismissal – Students being picked up by car will be dismissed first through the Northeast door.  Due to safety, parents waiting for students need to use the semi-circle drive and stay in your car your child will be loaded by a teacher. Students riding a bus will be dismissed as it arrives at the school through the West doors.  After all bus riders are dismissed the walkers and bike riders will be dismissed.

 

  • Busing – Riding a bus is a privilege and proper behavior is required for safety.  Each bus has a specific route and must adhere to it for scheduling and time restraints.  The bus driver is the boss on the bus.  Any concerns need to be taken to the bus driver first then to the building principal.  Our bus drivers care about the students and want them delivered safely.  It is the responsibility of the students and parents to be at the designated pick up spot on time.  Bus drivers are on a tight schedule and cannot wait if the student is not in sight.

 

 

Bus Rules

All students in our system who ride the school bus to and from school are subject to regulations until they get off at their school or the bus stop near their home.  Any misbehavior which distracts the driver is a very serious hazard to the safe operation of the school bus.

 

  1. Wait at your assigned stop only! If there is a need to catch or exit the bus at another stop the driver should be notified in advance by a note signed and dated by the parent or the office.  Students should be at their stop at least 5 min, early.  Do not touch, bother, or destroy any property while waiting for the bus.  Do not make excessive noise.  Line up 2 feet away from the curb.  Do not shove or push
  2. If you have to cross the street to get on and off your bus; wait for the red signals to come on then wait for a signal from your bus driver to guide you safely across the street.
  3. Students must be seated as soon as they get on the bus and stay seated until it is time for them to exit the bus. Federal guidelines require students to be seated facing the front with back and pockets against the seat.  Students are not allowed to sit on their backpacks, books, or legs. Even though the bus is equipped with safety seats, in a sudden stop or accident, if not properly seated students may become airborne or fall from their seats resulting in injury.
  4. Students are responsible for any damage to the bus and the parents will be responsible to pay for the damage. NO sharp or breakable objects on the bus no animals of any kind (dead or alive.)
  5. Do not push, slap, wrestle, or annoy others. Do not yell and scream.
  6. No bad language or name calling.
  7. Eating, drinking, chewing gum and or tobacco is not permitted.
  8. When the bus arrives at school; wait for it to stop and exit the bus without screaming, yelling or pushing,  Once off the bus walk to your building. DO NOT RUN.
  9. For student safety video cameras are located on some busses.
  10. If a monitor is on the bus they have the same authority as your driver.

Consequences for misbehavior on the bus:

            1st offense- Report goes to the Principal (Principal disciplines at the school and contact parents) Any offense after  the 1st could cause your child to be removed from the bus from 1day to the rest of the school year depending on the offense.

 

Parental Involvement Policy

 

Statement of Purpose

The involvement of parents and community members is an essential component of nurturing students.  Every effort to invite and consider parent and community input must be made to ensure the success of our students.  A team of parents, teachers, and administrators developed the following school/parent/community involvement plan.

 

Statutory Requirements

The Drumright Public Schools agree to implement the statutory requirements consistent with section 1118 of the Elementary and Secondary Education ACT.  Programs, activities, and procedures will be planned and operated with meaningful, convenient consultation with parents.  The following strategies were outlined:

            I. The DPS involvement plan is distributed to parents and students in the Student/Parent Handbook, which is distributed annually at the beginning of the school year.  Teachers review the handbook/policies with the student at the beginning of the year.  Parents are asked to read and discuss the handbook with their student and sign and return an acknowledgement form.  In addition, information about school policies and involvement opportunities are communicated through direct parent contact by the following staff:  Teachers, Counselor, Federal Program Director, Administrators, Advisor for Native American Students, Title VII.

            II.  Parents and community members were/are involved in the development of the Title I, Part A planning process of the school review and improvement in the following ways:                                 A.  Parent/Teacher surveys

                                    B.  An open forum for parents and community members conducted

                                          by the following (ongoing):  principal, federal program

                                          director, chairperson of various committees..

                                    C.  Parents/community members are asked to serve on various

                                          communities. (ongoing)

            III. Schools’ and parents’ capacity for strong parental involvement will be built by using technical assistance and professional development opportunities.

    1. The district’s Web site, Parental Information section, will provide

Information on staff, classroom projects and methods to help their child.  PASS Standards are targeted at each grade level.

    1. Brochures will be distributed on methods of helping their child. 

Library materials are available for check out.

    1. Monthly newsletters are sent.
    2. Develop school-parent compact with parents and staff.
  1. Opportunities for parent/community involvement will be integrated/coordinated with other programs: such as 1) the after school program’s 21st Century Learning grant, 2) Head Start 3) STRIVE (Parents/HS Teachers as Advisors), 4) Reading Sufficiency, 5) High Schools That Work, 6) Drumright Mentoring Program, 7) Adult Basic Education and 8) Parent/Teacher Conferences, 9) Safe School Committee, and 10) other Federal programs.
  2. DPS will educate its teachers, principals and other staff how to work with parents as partners and how to implement and coordinate parent programs. They will develop strong staff development activities such as the Ruby Payne workshops.
  3. An annual evaluation process will be conducted at the end of each school year.  The elevation will look at barriers to parental involvement and strategies will increase involvement of all population segments.

                               A.  Revise school/parent compact, as needed.

                               B.  Revise school policy, as needed.

VII.          School-Parent Compact

      1. The compact will describe the responsibilities of the school and parents to improve student performance and the means in which to do so.  Parents’ signature is strongly encouraged.  This Parental Involvement Policy has been developed jointly with parents of participating Title I programs.