Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders
Robert D. Clifton
Lillian G. Burry
Amy A. Mallet
Monmouth County Vocational School District
Board of Education
Clement V. Sommers
Russell T. Olivadotti
Joseph A. Manfredi
Superintendent A Chance to Learn and Achieve
Assistant Superintendent While Striving for Success
Business Admin./Bd. Sec’y 105 Neptune Boulevard
Earl Moore Neptune, NJ 07753
Phone: 732-431-7245 (3) (0)
Visit our website at http://www.mcvsd.org/class
2010–2011 School Calendar Monmouth County Vocational
September 7, 2010 First Day of School
Public Notice of Nondiscrimination
September 9, 2010 School Closed
October 11, 2010 Staff Day The Monmouth County Vocational School District does not
November 4-5, 2010 NJEA discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry,
November 25-26, 2010 Thanksgiving age, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender, religion,
disability or socioeconomic status.
December 24–31, 2010 Winter Holiday
January 17, 2011 Staff Day Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX and Section 504
January 18, 2011 Staff Day Handicapped Coordinator, Anthony Schaible, Assistant Superintendent,
February 21, 2011 Presidents’ Day 4000 Kozloski Road, P.O. Box 5033, Freehold, NJ 07728-5033, 732-
April 18-25, 2011 Spring Break 431-7942.
April 26, 2011 Staff Day Grievance Policy – Title IX
May 27-30, 2011 Memorial Day Break
June 17, 2011 Last Day of School 1. A written statement of the grievance shall be presented to the
Affirmative Action Officer stating the alleged violation of the
* Emergency School Closings may alter the date for law. The Affirmative Action Officer will hold a meeting,
the last day of school within ten (10) school days to resolve the matter. If the matter
cannot be resolved or if the Affirmative Action Officer fails to
Delayed Opening act within the ten (10) days, the grieving person will proceed to
2. The Superintendent will attempt to resolve the matter within
Announcements will be aired as early as possible on:
twenty (20) school days. If the matter cannot be resolved at
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this level or the Superintendent fails to act within the twenty
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(20) school days, the grievance may be filed with the Board
Local News Stations 12 NJ, CBS, ABC, NBC, and FOX
Information can also be obtained online at www.mcvsd.org (click the 3. The matter will then be placed on the agenda and a decision
link in the homepage to be taken directly to cancellations.com). reached by the Board at its next regularly scheduled meeting.
The decision will be communicated to the grievant in writing
Shared Time: All AM classes canceled, PM will run as scheduled within five (5) school days following the meeting.
Full Time: Students will report at 9:00 AM.
Affirmative Action Plans: Employment/Contract Practices and
Should weather conditions deteriorate after a delayed opening, the
School and Classroom Practices are located in District Policy
Superintendent may elect to close school for the day. The decision will
Manual and on file at the Board of Education Office, 4000
be made no layer than 7:00 AM and announced through the designated
Kozloski Road, P. O. Box 5033, Freehold, NJ 07728-5033,
radio/TV stations. All field trips will be cancelled.
Crisis Team Daily Time Schedules
In accordance with N.J.A.C. 6a: 16 –7 and MCVSD Board of Tuesday/Thursday Monday/Wednesday/Friday
Education policy, CLASS Academy has established a 7:20am Secretary Sign-in 7:20am Secretary Sign-in
coordinated system for the planning and delivery of 7:45am Teachers Sign-in 7:45am Teacher Sign-in
interventional and referral services. These services are designed 8:15am Period 1 Begins 8:15am Period 1 Begins
9:35am Period 2 Begins 9:15am Period 2 Begins
to assist students who are experiencing learning, behavior, or 10:50am Period 3 Begins 10:15am Period 3 Begins
health difficulties and to assist staff having difficulties addressing Noon Staff/Student Lunch 11:15am A Lunch/Period 4B
those needs. 12:35pm Period 4 Begins 11:45am Period 4A Begin
The I&RS team works to identify student learning, behavior 1:45am Student Dismissal 12:15pm B Lunch Begins
and health difficulties, collect thorough information on the 2:45pm Staff Sign-Out 12:45pm Period 5 Begins
1:45pm Student Dismissal
identified difficulties, and develop and implement action plans 2:45pm Staff Sign-Out
which will provide for appropriate school or community
interventions or referrals to available resources. Parents are encouraged to contact teachers directly
Students in need of immediate, emergency intervention can by dialing 732-431-7245(3)(0) during the following times:
also contact the New Jersey Youth Helpline, 2NDFLOOR, at any 7:45-8:15am
time. The service is toll free, anonymous and confidential, and 1:45-2:45pm
available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to all New Jersey All Other Times by Appointment
residents ages 10 to 24. Youth can reach 2NDFLOOR by phone at
1-888-222-2228 to speak with professionals and trained
volunteers who listen attentively, non-judgmentally and
compassionately to issues and problems they are facing.
Fall State HSPA Testing Oct. 5-7, 2010
Behavior Requirements Fall Semester Progress Reports Mailed October 11, 2010
Parent/Teacher Conferences, 7pm October 14, 2010
District and school policy prohibits acts of harassment, Fall Semester Midterm Grades Mailed November 16, 2010
intimidation or bullying, as well as other disruptive or Fall Semester Progress Reports Mailed December 20, 2010
inappropriate behaviors that interfere with students’ ability to Fall Semester Final Grades Mailed January 28, 2011
learn and the school’s ability to educate its students. Students are Spring State HSPA Testing March 1-3, 2011
expected to conduct themselves in keeping with their level of Spring Progress Reports Mailed March 3, 2011
development, maturity and demonstrated capabilities with proper Parent/Teacher Conferences, 7pm March 10, 2011
regard for the rights and welfare of other students and school Spring Mid-Semester Grades Mailed April 5, 2011
staff, as well as the educational purpose of the school. Spring Semester Progress Reports Mailed May 13, 2011
State End of Course Biology Test May 17-18, 2011
State End of Course Algebra 1 Test May 23-26, 2011
Spring Semester Final Grades Mailed June 17, 2011
Credit Requirements Dress Code
In addition to demonstrating competency in reading, writing, and All students are expected to dress appropriately for school
mathematics by successfully passing the New Jersey High School
and school functions, and must maintain a neat, clean appearance
Proficiency Assessment (HSPA), and passing the State’s End-of-course
Biology and Algebra I tests, the following CLASS Academy courses at all times. Students attending school in inappropriate clothing
must be taken to complete the state’s standard graduation requirements shall wear “cover-up” clothing provided by the program’s
of 120 credits: administration, and be subject to appropriate disciplinary
Course Credits consequences. Although the administration has the right to advise
students as to what is or is not appropriate, it is the responsibility
Language Arts Literacy 20.0 of the student and parent/guardian to make certain that what is
Math 15.0 worn to school is tasteful and appropriate.
World History ` 5.0 The following items are expressly not permitted:
US History 10.0 Shorts, skirts, dresses and the like that do not exceed the
Science 15.0 length of the student’s fully extended fingertips when
Visual/Performing Arts 5.0 placed at the student’s side.
Life Skills/Career Education 5.0 Sleepwear, swimwear, halter tops, tank tops, spaghetti
Physical Education 20.0 straps, tube tops, open-backed shirts, and pants and/or
World Languages 5.0 shirts that expose the midriff or are excessively low cut.
Bus., Mgmt., and Admin. 15.0 Flip-flops, bedroom slippers, sandals without backs, and
Electives 5.0 heels over three inches.
Total Credits Required 120* Clothing which contains a questionable slogan, print, or
image that is vulgar, offensive, lewd, obscene, or
*Home schools may require more credits
connotes the use of alcohol and/or drugs.
to issue their diploma
New Jersey Public Law c.383 prohibits smoking in
all areas of pubic and non-public schools, both
A – Excellent F - Failed Course (no credit awarded)
indoors and outdoors, and carries with it fines for both the
B - Above Average P – Passed Course (credit awarded)
violator and school administrator of up to $1,000. This law is
C – Average NA – Not Applicable
strictly enforced at CLASS Academy, and includes smoking on
D - Poor
class trips, during transit to and from the school, and on all school
R – Repeat (no credit, must repeat course)
properties. Violators of this policy are subject to immediate
I – Incomplete (student must complete missing coursework)
suspension. Repeat offenders will be subject to withdraw from
the CLASS Academy program.
Headphones/Cell Phones State Testing Requirements
Headphones, cell phones and other electronic devices The New Jersey Department of Education’s Office of State
are not permitted in school. Assessments coordinates the development and implementation of all
If this rule is violated, the first offense will be cause for the devices to statewide assessments, designed to measure student attainment of New
be confiscated and returned at the end of the school day. Jersey’s Core Curriculum Content Standards. These assessments
The second offense will be cause for the devices to be confiscated currently include the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA),
and only returned to parent or guardian. which measures knowledge and skills in Mathematics and Language
The third offense will be cause for the student to be put on contract. Arts Literacy, and end-of-course tests in Biology and Algebra I. While
the State intends to phase out the HSPA over the next few years, it
Leaving School Grounds continues to be the assessment of record for all potential graduates in
A student may not leave school or grounds without permission from the
the areas of Math and Language Arts this year.
school administrator, who must obtain permission from the parent/guardian to The HSPA will be administered to all CLASS Academy 11th
release any student, regardless of age. Students may only be signed out by and 12 graders in October 2010. Students who do not score proficient
their parent/guardian or person designated by the parent. or higher on the October HSPA must take the Alternative High School
Assessment (AHSA) in January 2011, and repeat the HSPA in March
2011. Students who fail to pass either HSPA administration, and do not
pass the January AHSA, must repeat the AHSA in April 2011. Students
CLASS Academy has a strict, non-negotiable zero tolerance policy for who do not pass the April AHSA will not receive a high school
violence. Violation of this policy will result in immediate withdrawal from the diploma in June.
CLASS Academy program. Similarly, the MCVSD prohibits the use,
All students taking Biology and Algebra 1 this year must also
possession, distribution and/or consumption of any drug including alcohol, on
school grounds or at any school sponsored event. Under such circumstances, take end-of-course tests in those areas. Passing the Biology end-of-
school administration has the authority to search a student’s person and course test is required for all students taking the course, regardless of
belongings, and appropriate law enforcement agencies will be informed. grade level. Achieving a passing grade on the Algebra 1 end-of-course
test is required only for freshmen and sophomores.
Students utilizing district-provided Internet access must first have the CTE Requirement
permission and supervision of CLASS Academy staff, and are responsible for In keeping with the Monmouth County Vocational School District’s
good behavior on line, just as they are in the classroom. Access is a privilege, focus on Career and Technical Education, CLASS Academy has
not a right, and entails responsibility. School faculty and administrators may adopted a curricular component that will help strengthen college- and
review files and messages to ensure responsible internet use. The following career-readiness for all students who successfully complete program
uses are not permitted: requirements. CLASS Academy requires all students complete a three-
To access, distribute or view any obscene, threatening or otherwise course cluster in Business, Management, and Administration that
objectionable images, material or messages.
provides a program of study which not only helps students prepare for
To access non-instructional material or images, particularly high
bandwidth streaming video or other information. high skill, high wage opportunities after high school, but also provides
To vandalize or access another individual’s information or files. them with essential 21st century skills needed in today’s information
To violate any local, state, or federal statute, including copyright rich society. The program culminates with a nationally recognized
laws. assessment in the areas of computer applications, office skills, records
management, and accounting and computational skills.
Driving Privileges Zero Tolerance: Truancy
State law requires schools to investigate all instances where a
child’s unexcused absences from school exceed four consecutive days.
Juniors and seniors alone who are in good academic If abuse or neglect is suspected, the Division of Youth and Family
standing will be permitted to drive to school. Services (DYFS) must be notified.
A student’s absences will be excused only if a properly signed
Student drivers must submit a copy of their current note from a parent or guardian is received stating one of the following
driver’s license, registration, insurance, and written reasons: Personal illness, death in the family, court or medical
permission from a parent/guardian to drive. appointments, college visits, and family emergencies.
Truancy not only includes excessive unexcused absences from
A signed Student Driver Contract listing all vehicles school, but also unexcused absence from class. CLASS Academy
being driven must be on file. students are expected to remain in class for the duration of the class
period, and may not leave the classroom without documented
Drivers must be on time for their first period class and can permission from the classroom teacher. Further, students who obtain
not leave early without permission from their permission to leave the classroom are required to return to class within
parent/guardian and an administrator. a reasonable amount of time, or they will not be permitted to return to
class, and disciplinary action will be taken. Repeated violations of this
Passengers are not allowed with the exception of a note policy will result in severe disciplinary action being taken, which may
from all students’ parent/guardian. include withdrawal from the CLASS Academy program.
All Student vehicles must park in the front parking lot and
must clearly display a school issued parking hang tag.
Food Service Program
CLASS Academy students are provided with the opportunity to
** NON-COMPLIANCE OF THE ABOVE purchase breakfast and lunch through the contracted vendor at a
REGULATIONS WILL RESULT IN THE LOSS OF reasonable cost. Students eligible for free or reduced meals must
DRIVING PRIVILEGES. complete the eligibility form provided by the school, and will receive
breakfast and lunch at a rate determined by state and district guidelines.
Students must order breakfast the day before, and lunch the day of. All
food orders must be placed upon arrival to school in the morning. No
Lockers orders will be taken after 9am.
While students are permitted to bring a packed lunch to school
Lockers should be kept clean and organized at all times. Each from home, it is a violation of the district’s contract with the food
locker has a unique combination, and additional locks are not service provider to have any other outside food brought into the school
unless provided by a parent or guardian. Violations of this policy
permitted. For security purposes, students should not share jeopardize the program’s standing with the vendor, and will result in
lockers or give their combinations to others. Lockers provided appropriate disciplinary action.
for student use are school property, and school policy states
that the administration has the right to inspect or search any
and all school lockers at any time for any reason.
Student Code of Conduct Agreement Student Code of Conduct Agreement
“I have read, discussed and understand the CLASS Academy “I have read, discussed and understand the CLASS Academy
Student Handbook and school rules, and agree to the expectations Student Handbook and school rules, and agree to the expectations
and conditions stated. and conditions stated.
I know that a sincere and concerted effort must be made on my I know that a sincere and concerted effort must be made on my
part to succeed in school, and that my success in school depends part to succeed in school, and that my success in school depends
not only on my effort, but also my attitude and behavior. not only on my effort, but also my attitude and behavior.
I will conduct myself with dignity and self-respect, and show I will conduct myself with dignity and self-respect, and show
respect to all others in this community, regardless of any respect to all others in this community, regardless of any
Student Signature Date Student Signature Date