“Our Mission, through shared responsibilities, SCHOOL DAY PROCEDURES
is to foster all aspects of student development,
and prepare each child to lead a successful, ARRIVAL
productive life.” The school day is from 7:45 AM until 3:00 PM. Students
should report to the cafeteria in the morning if they arrive
HARKERS ISLAND prior to 7:45 AM. Supervision is not provided for
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL students prior to 7:25 AM. Parents who drop students
STAFF ROSTER off before 7:25 AM may be called to pick up the student.
2011-2012 After the 7:45 AM bell, students may report directly to
their classroom. The tardy bell rings at 7:55 AM. All
students should be in their classroom and ready to begin
Becky Misner, Principal their daily assignments at that time. Students arriving after
7:55 will need to obtain a tardy slip from the office in
TEACHERS order to be allowed into class.
John Waszak 6-8 Science/Math
Charlotte Lewis 6-8 Writing/ELA TARDY POLICY
Shelby Salley 6-8 Social Studies/ELA Students are expected to be in their classrooms, ready to
Sharon Stanley 5th Grade learn when the bell rings. Students who arrive late to
Jean Rose 4th Grade school must be signed in at the office by their parents or
Chelsea Guthrie 3rd Grade they must bring a note signed by their parents explaining
Staci Robinson 2nd Grade why they were tardy. In the case of one or more
Nora Styron 1st Grade unexcused tardies, the following steps will apply:
Renee Koegler Kindergarten
Laura Conway Resource 1. Student issued a verbal warning
Allison Guthrie Media Center 2. Warning (documented in agenda)
Lindsey Fodrie Math/TechFacilitator 3. Contact parent (documented)
Laranda Taylor „Virtual‟ Geometry 4. Call parent & student will be assigned to closed lunch
Cecil Lilley PE 5. Call parent & student will be assigned after school
Chris DiMassimo Band detention
Shirley Redford Music 6. Parent conference with School Social Worker
Michael Rhinehardt Art
Michelle Laughridge AIG * Tardies accumulate each 9-week period.
Rhonda Dunning Counselor Continued tardies will result in social worker involvement,
Roseann LaRoque Speech as well as consequences up to out-of-school suspension.
Carol Armistead Psychologist OUT-OF DISTRICT: Permission to attend HIES may be
Jenny Pilcher Social Worker revoked for habitual tardiness.
Cathy Guthrie Teacher Assistant
The school dismissal bell rings at 3:00 PM. K - 2nd grade
Trudy Rose Teacher Assistant
students (and older siblings) will use the Cafeteria exit at
Renate Eichinger Secretary/Bookkeeper
the 3:00 bell. Students in grades 3-8 will dismiss through
Ann Chadwick Head Custodian
the front exit. To avoid classroom disruptions parents are
Minnetta Nelson Custodian
asked not to enter the halls without permission from the
Gina Russell Cafeteria Manager
office. Walking or riding students are to clear the
Jennifer Taylor Cafeteria Worker
campus by 3:15 unless they are involved in a specific
school activity. After school responsibilities such as
conferences, attending staff meetings, and lesson
preparation prevent our staff from providing after-hour
supervision except on an emergency basis.
STUDENT CHECK IN/CHECK OUT Absences for alternative education opportunities require
All K-8 students arriving late should report to the office to prior approval from the principal.
sign-in. Students will also be signed-out through the
office. We must have parental permission in order for a A student must be present until 11:30 AM to be
child to be picked up early. In the event of an emergency considered present for that school day. Any student who is
situation we will only allow students to leave with their not considered present that day may not attend any
emergency contacts. Please make every effort to avoid afterschool school sponsored activity that same day.
checking students out early unless it is for one of the
legitimate reasons for absence stated in the attendance Elementary and middle school students are expected to be
section of this handbook. Getting a child out of class present for a minimum of 91% of instructional time. Any
disrupts everyone’s lessons. We need your help to student missing over ten days may be required to present a
ensure that everyone’s learning time is protected. note from their doctor, be referred to the school social
worker, or have legal action taken against the
PARENTS VISITING OUR SCHOOL
Parents are always welcome at HIES. We do ask,
Alternative Educational Opportunity Approval
however, that parents respect the instructional time of
From the DPI Student Accountability Manual: "Lawful
teachers and students. Unscheduled hallway conferences
Absences... When it is demonstrated that the purpose of
between the hours of 7:25 and 3:00 are not permitted.
an absence is to take advantage of a valid education
Scheduled conference time allows you and the teacher to
opportunity, such as travel, approval for such an absence
focus on your child. Please contact your child’s teacher to
must be granted prior to the absence." Approval can
schedule a parent/teacher conference. Conferences will be
only be given by the principal, in advance of the
arranged so they do not conflict with the instructional day.
absence. A form/worksheet is available in the office and
“Corridor visits” with your child’s teacher are
on the HIES website to calculate the actual educational
validity of the trip. No educational leave will be approved
All visitors to the school must sign in at the office.
after the fact. All paperwork to be considered for
All parents and visitors should use the parking lot
approval must be completed and turned in one week prior
in front of the school. All side and back entrances
are closed to visitors.
If you are planning to eat lunch with your child, please
use the front entrance and parking area. Check in for MAKE-UP WORK
lunch in the front office and enjoy preferred seating at the It is the responsibility of the student to find out about
Family Table in the Cafeteria. missing work and to schedule times to make-up the work.
The following procedures will be used for each
classification of missed work:
PARKING Absent and an assignment is due when student returns to
Parents are reminded to park in the front west parking lot, school – Student will be given one additional day to turn
instead of at the school entrances. No one should park or in assignments. If absent for multiple days, for each 2
leave cars unattended in front of the building at any days absent the student will be given 1 day.
time. This area is used regularly as a loading zone and Assignment is given prior to absence but due on day
fire zone. student is absent – Ex. Student present on Monday,
assignment given on Monday but due Tuesday when
STUDENT ATTENDANCE student is absent. Upon returning to school, student will
Regular school attendance is essential for student success. be given 1 additional day.
Excusable absences from school are limited to: Assignment is given and students have more than 1 day to
Illness or injury, complete – The absent student upon returning to school
Quarantine, has the same amount of days plus 1.
Assignment is a regularly scheduled assignment such as
Death in the immediate family,
spelling test on Friday – Student will be given 1 additional
Medical and dental visits, day upon returning to school.
Judicial or administrative proceedings, MAKE-UP WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT
Religious observances, PENALTY UNTIL 3:30 ON THE DAY DUE.
Alternate education opportunities (Title 16
Military deployment circumstances.
When the student returns to school, the parent or guardian
must send a note stating the reason for the absence.
ATHLETICS The microwave is for staff use only. We are unable to
heat student lunches.
Harkers Island School is extremely proud of our record of
success in athletics. In order to be eligible to participate in SCHOOL MEAL CHARGE PROCEDURE
our athletic programs, students must meet the following Beginning with the 2011-2012 school year, all schools
requirements: will have a NO CHARGE PROCEDURE for purchasing
Breakfast, Lunch, or any A la Carte items. In elementary
Academic Requirements and middle schools, a “one-day” rule will be in place.
1. All students who are promoted to the next grade are Students who have forgotten their money will be allowed
eligible until the 1st nine-week grading period. to “charge” for only that one day. BEFORE another
Students who fail any subject at the nine-week purchase can be made in the Cafeteria, that charge must
grading period are ineligible until the next nine-week be paid. A written notice will be sent home that day to
report. inform parents/guardians that funds must be sent to settle
Behavior Requirements the charge the following day.
1. One out-of-school suspension or a second ISS Student meal accounts can be funded directly in the
assignment ends a student’s eligibility for the sport. school Cafeteria, or online with LunchPrepay.com. Low
In addition, the student may not join another sport in balance letters will be sent home with students every
progress. Tuesday to help parents/guardians stay informed of their
2. Student athletes must conduct themselves in a manner child‟s meal balance.
that reflects positively on the school at all athletic The HIES cafeteria phone number is 252-728-3653.
events. Any use of profanity or poor
sportsmanship may lead to a student becoming HEALTH
ineligible for participation for the remainder of
Immunizations are required of all students in the North
Attendance for Athletes
Carolina public school system. A written record from a
A student must be in attendance 85% of the previous
licensed physician or health department stating that the
semester to be eligible to try out for a sport.
student has had them must be presented within 30 days of
the student’s enrollment. Please contact the school nurse
Age Limit if you have any questions or concerns about the
A student shall not participate if the student becomes 15
years of age on or before October 16 th of that school year.
Medical Information INJURIES
The student must receive a medical examination each year Minor student injuries will be treated by the school staff
by a licensed physician. A Carteret County Athletic and parents will be notified. We are limited to soap, water,
Participation Physical form must be used, and can be ice, Band-aids, and TLC. Parents or emergency contacts
obtained from the office. will be notified as soon as possible of more serious
injuries. Emergency contact telephone numbers
NOTE: Students who are absent during the school day are vitally important for all students. Parents
may not participate in any extra-curricular activity unless need to provide this information to the office and
the absence is for scheduled medical or dental care. A keep it updated.
doctor’s note must be received to verify the reason for the
Prescription medicine can only be administered by
CAFETERIA MEAL PRICES school personnel under the following guidelines:
1. An order signed by a physician with specific directions
Breakfast: for administration must be submitted to the office. A
* Student Price $1.00 parent or legal guardian must also sign this order. These
* Reduced Price $ .30 “green sheet” forms are available in our office and at the
* Adult Price $1.00 offices of most of our area physicians.
* Student Price K-5 $2.00/6-8 $2.25 2. Parents must bring the medication in a bottle with a
* Reduced Price $ .40 pharmacist's label designating patient's name, dispensing
* Adult Price Ala carte instructions, name of drug, and the physician's name.
* Milk Price $ .35
Office personnel will count medication in pill form while EMERGENCY SITUATIONS
observed by the parent. Students should silently evacuate the building according
to their assigned route or go to their sheltered place in the
3. A record will be kept of all children receiving school, quietly following all teacher instructions.
medication. This record will be accessible in the office.
4. A note regarding the medication will be attached to the SCHOOL RULES
child's health card.
5. All medication will be kept locked in the office and Electronic devices, lighters, matches and toys, such as, but
administered by office personnel. Teachers or assistants not limited to: laser pointers, walkmans, CD players,
will be given medication to administer on field trips. gameboys, beepers, and cell phones are not allowed
beyond the office. Any student who brings a device to
NONPRESCRIPTION MEDICINE school will need to drop it off in the office before
The above procedures also apply to all nonprescription beginning the school day. Any distractive device
medicines administered to students in kindergarten confiscated during the school day will be returned only to
through fifth grade. Students in middle school may keep the parent.
non-prescription medications with them only under the Toys, including basketballs, footballs, etc. are not allowed
following conditions: on campus. Prohibited items will be confiscated and
returned at the end of the day. With repeated violations,
1. The principal must have a note from the parent or parents will have to pick up the item and/or it will be held
guardian identifying the medication and the reason until the end of the school term.
for taking it.
2. The student may keep enough medication for one DRESS CODE
day. Harkers Island School students are expected to dress
3. Medication must not be stored in the student’s appropriately for school. The following items are
cubby/locker. inappropriate for school activities and will not be
4. The principal will notify the teachers of students permitted:
taking medication over an extended period of time. No hats or sunglasses worn inside the building, bathing
suits, halter tops, tube tops, tank tops, strapless tops and
NOTIFICATION OF DENTAL SCREENINGS dresses, clothing with profane or suggestive language or
Good dental health has a positive effect on a child’s pictures, gloves, bare midriffs, clothing showing cleavage
ability to learn and it is also important for their overall and/or several sizes too small or too big.
health. As part of Carteret County School’s regular No shorts and/or skirts that are shorter than the 3rd
preventive dental health program, children in selected finger (when the arm is resting by your side).
grades will have dental screenings by Johnna Leggings, slide shorts or tights worn under clothing
Whitfield, RDH, the Public Health Dental Hygienist must have an outer layer (shorts, skirt or jeans) that meets
for Carteret County, with the NC Oral Health Section, the 3rd finger tip rule.
Division of Public Health. She will use gloves, mask, No clothing which depicts alcohol, tobacco, drugs,
flashlight and a new tongue depressor for each child. weapons, violent behavior, or gang related attire.
The screening serves as an educational, positive dental No visible undergarments, cleavage or bare midriffs.
experience so that even children that see the dentist No jeans with holes above the 3rd finger tip rule.
regularly will benefit from learning about good dental No pajamas, bedroom slippers or pants worn below the
health. If you do not want your child included in this waist.
screening, please send a note to your child’s teacher. No off the shoulder shirts, tops or dresses.
If you have any questions, please call Johnna
Whitfield, RDH at (252) 222-7747. Other items may be added to this list by the principal.
Any style of clothing outside the dress code that will cause
INSURANCE COVERAGE unnecessary distraction or disruption from class
The Carteret County School system does not carry county- instruction will not be permitted. The parent of a student
wide insurance for student accidents. Parents/Guardians dressed inappropriately will be telephoned to bring the
are encouraged to purchase student insurance coverage. student a suitable change of clothing. The student will
Student information packets are given to each student at receive an unexcused absence for the missed class.
the beginning of each school year. More information
about student health insurance is available on the school
system website at www.carteretcountyschools.org.
PROPER GYM ATTIRE: T-shirts (NO tank tops), gym COMPLAINTS OR CONCERNS
shorts of an appropriate length (3 finger tip rule), and If a student or parent has a concern about a school policy
tennis shoes. or an employee, the following procedure should be
followed in order to resolve the problem as quickly as
Students are not allowed to sell any item on school * Contact the person who you have a complaint about
property except for Board of Education approved items. to discuss both sides of the story.
Teachers and staff will confiscate money and items being * If the problem still exists, contact the principal or
sold and return them only to parents or to the student at guidance counselor.
the end of the term. NOTE: Students are prohibited by * If still unresolved, contact the superintendent or other
Carteret County school policy to sell fund-raiser items appropriate central office personnel.
door-to-door without parental supervision.
STUDENT BEHAVIOR AT AFTER DISCRIMINATION, HARASSMENT AND
SCHOOL ACTIVITIES BULLYING COMPLAINT PROCEDURE -
When students attend either home or away events, they are
expected to be on their best behavior at all times. This POLICY 1720/4015/7225
expectation applies to participants and spectators. The Carteret County School Board takes seriously all
Students not exhibiting proper conduct will be required to complaints of unlawful discrimination, harassment and
leave the event and may be unable to attend future events. bullying. The process provided in their policy is designed
Students must be picked up by parents within 15 minutes for those individuals who believe that they may have been
of the end of any event. discriminated against, bullied or harassed in violation of
policy 1710/4021/7230, Prohibition Against
Discrimination, Harassment and Bullying. Individuals
STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT who have witnessed or have reliable information that
The Carteret County School System uses zero tolerance as another person has been subject to unlawful
it pertains to students possessing illegal drugs, any mood discrimination, harassment or bullying also should report
altering substance, weapons, dangerous explosives, or are such violations to one of the school system officials listed
involved in illegal activities at any school activity. in subsection C.1. of the policy. Reports may be made
anonymously. The policy in its entirety can be found in
The principal must inform law enforcement agents if acts the Carteret County Student-Parent Handbook, page 17. A
of violence occur. In addition, the principal has the link to the handbook can be found on the homepage of the
responsibility to inform law enforcement agents if a Carteret County Schools website at
student in discovered to be in possession of a weapon or www.carteretcountyschools.org.
in other circumstances where the principal deems
HIES students are expected to always:
Strive to maximize learning
Act in a safe manner
Be respectful to all members of the HIES school
Follow directions from school personnel politely
HIES students must not:
Bring any weapons to school-real or toy
Harm, threaten, or harass other students
Bring illegal things to school- this includes drugs,
tobacco, alcohol, pocket knives, fireworks,
matches, and lighters
PARENT INVOLVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES How Parents Can Play A Part
In addition to support at school, parents play a key role in
Your most important contribution to our school is support ensuring student success. The following is a list of ways
of your own child’s academic work. Parents who do the you can help your child succeed and “reach the next
following help improve their child’s academic level.”
Check assignment/homework sheets. * Encourage your child to read every day. A suggested
Encourage daily reading. daily amount for reading would be 30 to 40 minutes
Provide all required supplies. each day.
Assist with homework and test preparation. * Take your child to the library and encourage him or
DO NOT DO THE CHILD’S HOMEWORK. her to select books of interest.
Ensure that the child is absent only when it is * Encourage your child to read a variety of materials-
absolutely necessary. books, magazines, newspapers.
Communicate high expectations to your child. * Ask your child to read to a younger sibling, friend or
Be positive when discussing school matters in front of family member.
your child. * Discuss topics that interest your child and research
Classroom volunteers are always needed to work with * Talk with your child about what he or she reads-
the teachers and the students. We encourage anyone who discuss the main characters, the plot and the ending of
is interested in helping to contact our Volunteer the story.
The Advisory Council is a group of parents appointed by * Have your child explain his or her math lesson to you.
the Carteret County Board of Education to serve as a * Demonstrate how you use math at home-let them see
resource to the principal and to the Board of Education. you balancing the checkbook, creating a budget, and
The Harkers Island Advisory Council meets monthly. counting change.
Meetings are open to all interested parents. * Let them help with tasks that use “real life” math-
spend time in the kitchen following a recipe-let them
2011-2012 Advisory Council Members cook a meal or create a budget with the money they
Cathy Rose Dwayna Styron Susan Lewis Susie Piner earn each week.
Dick Knowles Billy Gillikin Mila Guthrie Natasha Oden
* Have a suggestion box at home-let your child write
CONFERENCES/REPORT CARDS suggestions to you or other members of the family.
Progress report conferences will be conducted at least * Encourage your child to write thank you notes and
twice a year for all K- 3 students. The conference will letters to family members.
provide an opportunity to discuss the child’s progress. * Help your child find a pen pal that he or she can write
Parents of all our students in grades K-8 should contact to often.
their child’s teacher at school whenever there is a question * Encourage your child to use the computer at home or
or concern. visit the public library and use the computer--let them
utilize electronic mail to send letters and messages to
Kindergarten report cards are issued quarterly.
Conferences are held after the first and second reporting
periods. Additional meetings will be held as needed to TIPS FOR PARENTS
discuss student progress. To help your child throughout the school year and to
First, second, and third grade report cards are stay in communication with your child’s school, keep
completed for each nine-week period. Conferences will be these tips in mind:
held to review progress after the first and third quarters. * Monitor Homework- Is it regularly assigned?
Quarterly meetings will be held during scheduled parent Does your child complete his or her homework
nights to inform parents of academic expectations. correctly and turn it in on time? Keep in touch
Fourth through eighth grade report cards are sent you’re your child’s teacher about accuracy,
home at the end of each nine-week period. Conferences completeness and timeliness. You are able to do
are held as needed. this by asking to see your student’s planner.
* Communicate With Your Child’s School-
Check your child’s book bag for school
newsletters and notes from the teacher. Attend
parent-teacher conferences. Find out what is the
best way to stay in constant communication with
your child’s teacher. Ask your child’s teacher
about progress reports and online updates.
* Talk To Your Child- Indicate to your child that
you expect school to be a positive experience.
Show real interest in what they are learning and
how they are performing in school.
* Lending Library- Parents may check out
materials to use at home to help students in skills
areas or conflicting/difficult situations.
Carteret County School System information can be
obtained by visiting: www.carteretcountyschools.org.
Additional information specific to Harkers Island
Elementary School can be found online at
The following section of the
Harkers Island Elementary
School 2011-2012 Student
Handbook must be signed and
Friday September 2, 2011.
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HIES STUDENT SIGNATURE LINE HIES PARENT SIGNATURE LINE
I HAVE READ AND I HAVE READ AND
UNDERSTAND THE ENTIRE UNDERSTAND THE ENTIRE
2011-12 STUDENT HANDBOOK, 2011-12 STUDENT HANDBOOK,
INCLUDING THE DRESS CODE INCLUDING THE DRESS CODE
AND TARDY POLICIES. AND TARDY POLICIES.
STUDENT ____________________________________ GUARDIAN ___________________________________