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									    East Jessamine High School
     A Community of Learners

            Student Handbook
               2009-2010




              815 Sulphur Well Road
           Nicholasville, Kentucky 40356
                   859.885.7240
                  859.881.0161 (fax)




Janet Granada            Principal
Tracy Devney             Curriculum Resource Administrator
John Lyons               Assistant Principal
Joe K. Matthews          Assistant Principal




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                          Table of Contents
                                           Page Number
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6 Block                                        8
Athletics                                     19
Attendance Policy                             14
Bell Schedule                                 21
Cafeteria                                      7
Career Development & Work Study               17
Cell Phones                                   15
Credits                                       18
Dress Code                                    16
Driving & Related Policies                 12-13
Fees                                          17
GPA                                           18
Grades                                        18
Hall passes                                   17
Important Dates                                3
Inappropriate Items                           16
Media Center Guidelines                      6-7
Lockers                                       17
Map of school                               9-10
Medications                                   12
Parent/Teacher Conferences                    11
Plagiarism                                    17
PLATO/ESS                                     11
Schedule Changes                              15
School Phone numbers                           3
Senior Information                            19
Sign In and Sign Out                          14
Staff                                        4-5
STI Home                                      12
Tardy Policy                                  15
Visitor Policy                                12
Where to Go for….                             20




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                       Important Dates
                               2009-2010
1st day for students                            Wednesday, August 12
Labor Day/No School                             Monday, September 7
End of 1st 9 Weeks                              Friday, October 9
Fall Intersession/No School                     October 12-16
Early Release Day                               Wednesday, October 28
Thanksgiving Holiday/No School                  November 25-27
End of 2nd 9 Weeks                              Friday, December 18
Winter Break/No School                          December 21-January 1
M.L. King Day/No School                         Monday, January 18
Staff Development Day/Students no school        Monday, February 15
End of 3rd 9 Weeks                              Wednesday, March 5
Early Release Day                               Tuesday, March 16
Spring Break/No School                          March 29 - April 2
Primary Election Day                            Tuesday, May 18
Memorial Day                                    Monday, May 24
Last Day for Students – End of 4th 9 Weeks      Thursday, May 25**

**Ending date is likely to change due to inclement weather




                     School Phone Numbers
East Jessamine High School....….. 859.885.7240
East Jessamine High School (fax)... 859.881.0161
Jessamine Co. Board Office....……..859.885.4179
Bus Garage................…………........859.885.4891




                   School E-mail Addresses
                     Usually faculty and staff e-mail addresses are the
                      first name.last name@jessamine.kyschools.us.
            Teacher e-mail addresses also can be found on the School Web site.




                            School Web Site
                          http://www.jessamine.kyschools.us/ejhs


                            District Web Site
                             http://www.jessamine.kyschools.us

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                               EJHS PEOPLE
We believe that people who are mutually respectful, cooperative, and committed to individual
responsibility are vital to a community that inspires learning.

In Our Administrative Office

Principal                             Janet Granada
Curriculum Resource Administrator     Tracy Devney
Assistant Principal                   John Lyons
Assistant Principal                   Joe K. Matthews
Administrative Assistant/Records      Karyn Turner
Athletic Director                     Billy King
Secretary/Bookkeeper                  Clyda Cambron
Secretary/Receptionist                Jim Anne Adams
Secretary/Receptionist                Lynn Jones

EJHS Site Based Decision Making Council
Janet Granada        Chair
Jennifer White       Teacher Representative
Daniel Zeitz         Teacher Representative
Natalie Allen        Teacher Representative
Serita Taylor        Parent Representative
Connie Burton        Parent Representative

Student Support Offices
Guidance Counselor, Students A-G       Jennifer Rocco
Guidance Counselor, Students H-O       Michelle Byers
Guidance Counselor, Students P-Z       Kelly Zabilka
YSC Coordinator                        Kelli Canup
School Psychologist                    Allison Hardin
Speech/Hearing                         Alesia Ryan
Special Education Consultant           Samantha Gottler
ISS Coordinator                        Johnny Reeves
Guidance Secretary                     Tammy Taylor


Media Center
Media Specialist                        Melanie Stamper
Media Assistant                         Sandy Stewart

Computer Lab
School Technology Coordinator/TRT              Joe Beers
Technology Specialist                          Patty Patterson




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                                      Teachers
          ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS                        SPECIAL EDUCATION
ERICA WEBB           BILL WEIGLE              FRANCIS ABELL      SHERRY STEWART
JOEY MAU             MICHELE BEACH            CURT JACKSON       DEBBIE TENCH
JENNIFER WHITE       KIM FISHER               ANDREW BLOCK       TOM MORGAN
TASHA BOWLIN         SARAH COX                VICKI SANDFORD     SARAH COLLINS
ASHLEY ONKST         MICHELLE PURCELL         ASHLEY GRAY        SAM PROCTOR
                                              LINDSEY MULCAHY SARAH WHITFIELD
                                              AMANDA             CHARLIE OWENS
                                              MARQUARDT

               SOCIAL STUDIES                              SCIENCE
TEDDI BAKER           LAUREN RUCKER           DEBBIE MURPHY     CHRIS O’BRYAN
DR. CAROL HILL        DANIEL ZEITZ            BJ BOGGESS        JOLENE JAQUET
JIMMY HILL            LAUREN COLLEY           KIM WILLIAMS      JILL BALDWIN
GINA LYONS            TANYA PRICE             AARON SPEARS      ELIZABETH ROYSE
JAQUELINE COLEMAN

                  MATH                          WORLD LANGUAGES
CHRIS OREAR         STEVE ANDERSON     DARLENE BARNES – SPANISH
MARY MOORE          CRYSTAL DEAN       ALICE BARRETTE - FRENCH
MEGHAN BANKS        ANDREW PICKERILL
JOEL WOODY          MIKE BOWLIN                FITNESS & WELLNESS
MICHELE CREECH      AMANDA BRANDENBURG DEANGELO WISER
LYNDSEY ROBINSON
           FINE ARTS/HUMANITIES                      CAREER & TECHNICAL
MICHAEL PETEK – BAND                          CARY YORK – PRACTICAL LIVING
KELLY SIKORSKI – ORCHESTRA
ELLEN PRASSE – ART




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EJHS PLACES
We believe that a clean, safe, positive, and stimulating environment creates an inviting place
where pride and ownership encourage all members of our community to learn. We take
great pride in our school and all members of the community are encouraged to take
responsibility for keeping our campus and the grounds clean. To help remind everyone of
what is expected, we have compiled and posted the following expectations for all East High
community members:

                                EAST CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS
Exhibit Safety
       -Respect the space of others
       -respect for property
       -keep hands and feet to self
Always be respectful
       -treat all staff members with respect
       -express yourself at appropriate times
       -use acceptable language and voice
Stay on task
       -listen and follow directions
       -participate in class activities
       -use time effectively and ask help when needed
Take responsibility
       -be in assigned location on time
       -have materials
       -accept consequences

                                  EAST HALLWAY EXPECTATIONS
EXHIBIT SAFETY
     -respect for property
     -keep hands and feet to self
ALWAYS BE RESPECTFUL
     -use acceptable language and voice
     - be courteous to staff and peers
     -allow others to pass
STAY ON TASK
     -listen and follow directions
     -use time effectively
     -be on time
TAKE RESPONSIBILITY
     -display hall pass on request
     -have materials
     -accept consequences

LIBRARY/MEDIA CENTER GUIDELINES
The following guidelines are created to ensure the best use of our library media center
resources.




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Books - Students who are in good standing with the library media center (no overdue books
or fines) may check out up to three items. Books are checked out for a two-week period. A
fine of $0.05 per school day will be placed on each overdue book, up to a maximum fine of
$3.00.

Overnight Materials - Reference and reserve books, periodicals and Vertical File materials
may be checked out overnight and must be returned before first period the next school day.
Reference and reserve books may be checked out only at the end of the day. A fine for an
overdue reference book is $0.25 per period/block. A fine of $0.25 per period/block will be
charged for overdue periodicals, but they may be checked out any time during the day. Only
three magazines may be checked out at one time. Overdue Vertical File materials are
charged at a rate of $0.05 per period/block. The maximum fine for any library media center
item is $3.00.

CAFETERIA INFORMATION

                                 EAST CAFETERIA EXPECTATIONS
EXHIBIT SAFETY
     -respect for property
     -keep hands and feet to self
     -be in your assigned location
ALWAYS BE RESPECTFUL
     -form an orderly line
     -use acceptable language and voice
     -be courteous to staff and peers
STAY ON TASK
     -listen and follow directions
     -use time effectively
     -remain in the cafeteria until dismissed
TAKE RESPONSIBILITY
     -be on time
     -pick up after yourself
     -accept consequences

Please remember the following concerning lunch time and the cafeteria:
 Students may not sign out for lunch and return to school.
 Each student will have a personal id# for use in the cafeteria. Meals may be prepaid and
   lunch accounts credited
 Student breakfasts are .85 and and lunches are $1.50. Reduced breakfast is .30 and
   reduced lunch is .40. Lunches may not be charged. Adult lunches are $2.25.
 Pizza will be sold for $2.00 per slice.
 Students are responsible for cleaning their eating area and depositing trash in appropriate
   containers.
 Throwing food is not permitted and will be considered disorderly conduct.
 In order to encourage students to clean their dining area, students may be dismissed by a
   principal or staff member by table at the end of the lunch period.




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RESTROOMS
                                 EAST RESTROOM EXPECTATIONS
EXHIBIT SAFETY
     -respect for property
     -keep hands and feet to self
     -don’t smoke
ALWAYS BE RESPECTFUL
     - be courteous to staff and peers
     -use acceptable language and voice
     -don’t smoke
STAY ON TASK
     -promptly return to assigned location
     -don’t smoke
TAKE RESPONSIBILITY
     -display hall pass/agenda on request
     -accept consequences
     -don’t smoke

To ensure safety and convenience we must require the following:
 Social gathering is not appropriate in restrooms. Students will disperse when requested
   by school personnel. Failure to disperse will be considered defiance of authority.
 Students in restrooms between classes must be in possession of a hall pass and a
   student ID.
 Eating is not appropriate in restrooms and is not allowable by health department
   standards.
 Students serving as smoking "watchdogs" will be subject to the same consequence as
   the smoker.
 No more than one person shall be permitted in a restroom stall at one time.

EJHS COMMUNITY SERVICE
Administrators may choose to require a student to participate in community service in lieu of
another consequence. This clean up may include cleaning (toilets, sinks, mopping, etc.) or
picking up trash at various locations outside of the building.

SIXTH BLOCK
Sixth Blocks serve as a first level consequence for student behavior. As per the District Code
of Conduct "Disciplinary Options," upon receipt of a disciplinary referral, teachers or
administrators may assign Sixth Block for the next available date. Students should report to
the office and will be monitored by a principal. If a student cannot attend an assigned 6 th
block they must contact a principal prior to the day and reschedule prior to the assigned 6th
block. If a student fails to attend an assigned 6th block, the student will be in ISS or OCS for
the next available date.




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                            EJHS PROGRAMS
PLATO Program
PLATO is a computer-based program with lessons, quizzes, and tests, all based on core
content. East Jessamine High School through its Extended School Services program, offers
PLATO to students as a means for making up credit in English, math, science, and social
studies. PLATO is not available for students to earn initial credit.

CREDIT RECOVERY

East Jessamine High School, through the Extended School Services program, offers PLATO
to students who have teacher approval as a means of recovering credit in English, math,
science and social studies core classes. Credit recovery is not available to earn initial credit,
and a maximum grade of D may be earned upon mastery of all assigned components and
the passing of a final. An additional fee may be required to complete a course on PLATO.


PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES
Mrs. Adams or Mrs. Taylor will arrange a mutually convenient meeting time for
parent/teacher conferences. They can be reached at 885.7240 extension 3107 during regular
school hours.


COMMUNICATIONS FROM SCHOOL
Report cards are one means by which EJHS communicates with students and parents.
Report cards should be expected approximately seven school days after the end of each
grading period (see important dates, page 3) and are distributed to students through their
classes. The last report card of the year will be mailed home provided the students supplies
his/her English teacher with a self addressed stamped envelope and does not owe any
school fees.

Newsletters from the school and the PTSCO will be published periodically and mailed to
each home. Parents are also encouraged to provide email addresses to facilitate
communication from the staff and administration. Daily school announcements can be
received at an email of your choice by signing up at the school’s website –
www.jessamine.kyschools.us/ejhs .




                                 EJHS Policies
VISITORS
We are happy to welcome parents and visitors to our school. All visitors shall register in the
East High office and receive a visitor's badge before meeting with staff or faculty members.



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Students may not have guests in the building without prior permission from an administrator.
This includes any person coming on to our campus during lunchtime. The procedure to
receive permission for bringing a guest to school is:

   Any guest must be approved prior to coming to school.
   Written request from a responsible adult in advance of the visit.
   The adult must complete pertinent information on a school emergency card to include
    contact numbers and medical information.
   Visitors are responsible for following all guidelines of the Jessamine Schools Code of
    Conduct.
   Except under special circumstance, students will not be allowed to have another student
    shadow them during the school day.

MEDICATION
When possible, all medications should be given at home. If it is necessary for students to
take medicine at school, a signed parental authorization form must be filled out and filed with
the main office. Students must register all medications in the office and may carry over-the-
counter-medicine for personal use. Consequences for violations of the medication policy can
be found in the Code of Conduct.

DRIVING and RELATED POLICIES
                                  Permission Required
With written parental permission, and under conditions prescribed by the
Superintendent, high school pupils may be permitted to drive motor vehicles to and
from school grounds.

                                Privilege May Be Revoked
Driving to and from school is a privilege (not a right) which may be revoked at any
time if any one of these conditions is violated.

CONDITIONS FOR MOTOR VEHICLE USE
1. Before a student may drive a motor vehicle onto school grounds, the student and the
student’s parents or guardian must sign a valid parking application. A valid proof of insurance
must be provided.

2. In order to be eligible to drive a motor vehicle onto school grounds, a student must be
passing four out of five subjects at the end of each nine weeks. No student whose
attendance falls below 94% at the end of any grading period may hold a parking permit. See
Driver Verification Forms for more details.

3. The cost of a parking permit is $25. Any student found to be parked without a proper
permit may be fined $25 or towed at the owner’s expense.

4. All motor vehicles parked on school grounds must be registered with the school and must
display a current parking permit. All students must present written parental permission, a
valid driver license and proof of insurance coverage to receive a permit. This permit will be
issued for one (1) school year.


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5. Vehicles shall be parked in designated student parking areas on the school campus and
are not to be visited or moved during the school day unless specific permission is given by
the school principal. There will be no loitering in the parking lot. Students will not be allowed
to leave campus for lunch.

6. Speeding, or any other form of reckless driving, will result in a loss or suspension of driving
privileges on school grounds.

7. Student vehicles parked on school grounds are subject to search at any time if there is
reasonable suspicion that illegal drugs, weapons, stolen property, or other illegal contraband
may be present in the vehicle.

8. All student vehicles parked on school grounds are subject to search by drug dogs at any
time.

9. Student drivers who transport other students off any school campus during the school
hours will lose their parking privileges for the remainder of the school year.

10. All student drivers are subject to random drug testing and must comply or driving
privileges will be denied or revoked. At the time of printing, consequences for failing a drug
test were to be determined.

11. The school system is not responsible for the automobile or its contents.
REFERENCES: KRS 161.180, KRS 160.290, OAG 74-783

Driver Verification Forms
Before taking the driving permit test, students must have a completed Driver Verification
Form proving that they are currently in school, have earned at least two credits the previous
semester, and have no more than eight unexcused absences the previous semester.
Students applying for a license or a permit after August 1, 2007 are subject to the new No
Pass no Drive law and must obtain a verification form from the high school office before
attempting to gain the permit or the license. Students should see Mrs. Beckham at least one
week before they need the form. This verification form is good for 30 days.

ATTENDANCE
Parents are allowed to write four (4) excuse notes per semester for reasons they deem
appropriate (illness, family emergency, college visit days, etc.). Any other days beyond the
four must be official absences (doctor, dentist, legal). Each semester, absences beyond the
four parent notes and official notes will be counted as unexcused.

All notes must be turned in to the office the date the student returns to school. Any notes
turned in more than one day beyond the student’s return to school may be counted as
unexcused.

Unexcused absences will result in no credit for work done on the unexcused dates.

Unexcused absences may also result in the loss of driving privileges for students between
the age of 16 and 18 under the No Pass, No Drive law. For details on No Pass, No Drive
contact Karyn Turner.
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If a student accumulates 9 or more unexcused absences, then he/she will not be allowed to
attend prom.

       A note is required anytime a student misses part or all of the school day.

Other attendance issues will be governed by the policies of the Jessamine County Board of
Education.

SIGN IN and SIGN OUT
Our highest priority for all students must be safety. We want parents to know the staff of
EJHS will do our best to ensure students are supervised and accounted for at all times. With
this in mind we must follow a clearly defined policy for students entering or leaving our
building during the day.

  Students may leave the school only with a parent or guardian listed on the blue
emergency cards in the office or with another person if verified permission is granted
                             by the parent or guardian.

Students 18 or older may sign themselves out with parent’s permission. Students who drive
may be released with a phone call from office personnel to a parent.

  Any student who signs out may not return without a doctor’s note, legal excuse, or
                           prior administrative approval.

Students will only be released by those individuals indicated on their blue emergency cards.

Students who arrive after the tardy bell must always sign in the office with a parent note
indicating illness or with a doctor’s printed excuse. Failure to do so will result in an
unexcused tardy.

NO GRADE/CREDIT WILL BE GIVEN FOR DAYS WITH AN UNEXCUSED ABSENCE.

MEDICAL EXCUSES
Medical and dental appointments. A physician’s excuse shall state the date(s) and/or number
of days for which the student will be excused.

a. Schools will no longer accept faxed medical statements.
b. Local physician's offices will use the standardized Jessamine County Schools' Medical
Statement for Return to School form.
c. When a student exceeds 12 medical statements, the parent/guardian will be asked to sign
a Release of Medical Information Permission Form for the treating physician/physicians. This
form will allow the Health Attendance Committee to review health information for the purpose
of:
*Determining the need for documentation regarding a Chronic Health Condition;
* Addressing the student's academic status;
* Determining the possible need for Home/Hospital services.
d. Each case will be reviewed on an individual basis.


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TARDY POLICY
Because punctuality is a highly valued life skill and promotes the timely flow of instruction, all
students are expected to be in class on time.

Students will have a limit of 3 tardies for each assigned class per semester, 2 per nine weeks
class. Tardies 4, 5, and 6 will result in the student being assigned to a detention. More than
6 tardies could result in more severe disciplinary action.

SCHEDULE CHANGES
The counselors have worked very hard to give you the best schedule possible, and we hope
schedule changes will be minimal. No schedule change will be made for teacher preference.
All schedule changes must be approved by teacher, counselor, and parent, and will originate
with a counselor, using a standard form.

A student must have a valid reason before a schedule change will be considered. Valid
reasons include a change in class level, overcrowded classes, and computer errors.
Schedule changes may be made in the first week of the semester or each nine-week term.
Parent permission is required if changing from a credit course to a course for no credit at
mid-term. Courses dropped before the deadlines for schedule changes will not be figured as
part of the grade point averages.

All students must have five classes, with the exception of seniors who are taking co-op, work-
study, or off-campus college classes.

CELL PHONES
                   NEW Board initiated/approved CELL PHONE POLICY (2009-2010)

  Students may use their cell phones before and after school. Students using a cell phone
 during school hours (between 8:40 and 3:40) without adult faculty permission are subject to
                                     the following actions:
    First offense—teachers take phone and send it to the office; office will document on
       IC; student may pick up at the end of the day and must sign fee policy
       acknowledgement.

    Second offense—teachers take phone and send it to the office; office will document
     on IC; student is assigned one after school detention; parent must pick up phone and
     sign fee policy acknowledgement.

    Further offenses—teachers take phone and send it to the office; office will document
     on IC; student assigned two after school detentions; parent may pick up when $10
     administrative fee is paid.


INAPPROPRIATE ITEMS AT SCHOOL
We are committed to providing a clean, safe, and cooperative learning environment. Any
items that are disruptive to the learning environment are considered inappropriate. This
includes, but is not limited to, CD/MP3 players, iPods, personal game and video devices,
large radios/tape players, video/DVD camcorders, digital cameras, water guns, shaving

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cream, chains, etc. Items should not be in use during school hours and may be confiscated.
EJHS will not be responsible for any of these items. Repeat violations of this policy, including
in conjunction with the cell phone policy, will lead to disciplinary actions including but not
limited to detention and ISS assignment.

DRESS CODE
                 East Jessamine High School Student Dress Code (SBDM adopted 3/24/08)
 In the interest of promoting a safe, united, and orderly learning environment, students are to adhere to
the following as it pertains to their daily appearance.
 All students are expected to adhere to common practices of modesty, cleanliness, and neatness and to dress in
such a manner as to contribute to the academic atmosphere. Any writing on clothing that refers to alcohol,
tobacco, drugs, sexual innuendos, a particular gender or race in a demeaning manner, or foul language is not
permitted.
Pants
Students may wear jeans, khakis, slacks, and sweatpants of any color. Pants must conform to the following:
        Must be free of any rips or tears above the knee, including jeans that are intentionally ripped and
     patched.
        Must cover underwear and backside at all times regardless of movement.
        Bicycle, pajama, and flannel pants are prohibited
Shorts/Skirts/Skorts/Leggings, etc.
The clothing listed above must:
       Be no shorter than two inches above kneecap.
       Cover underwear and backside during all bodily movement.
       Be free of any rips or tears, including designer apparel that have been intentionally ripped and patched.
       Be composed of nontransparent material at least to knee length.
Shirts
Shirts worn must show no cleavage.
         Sleeve must have a measurable underarm seam.
         Must be able to be tucked in even during movement (although does not have to be tucked in).
         Midriff should remain covered at all times.
Footwear
Footwear must be worn at all times. House slippers are not acceptable footwear for school.
Accessories
   No dangerous jewelry such as dog collars, wallet chains, belt chains, spike jewelry, etc is permitted.
   Piercings that create a distraction that disrupts learning must be removed upon request of the teacher.
   Sunglasses are not to be worn or be visible inside the building unless ordered by a physician.
   No oversized jackets or trench coats are to be worn or carried inside the building during the day. They
       should remain in the student’s locker.
   Pants that are sagging need to be held at waistline by a belt.
Enforcement
The school administration shall have the right to evaluate any clothing to determine its acceptability within the
guidelines of the dress code. Administrators shall also have the right to make an interpretation on the decency
and appropriateness of any garment. Parents are responsible for sending their child to school dressed
appropriately. Administrators, teachers, and other certified support personnel are responsible for enforcing the
dress code once the student arrives on campus.
 Consequences
Students who fail to comply with the dress code may be sent home when deemed appropriate by school
administrators and are subject to disciplinary action. Clarification regarding apparel should be obtained from
the administration PRIOR to wearing the apparel to school.
 1st offense: Correct the infraction; notify parent/guardian and assignment to Detention
2nd offense: Correct the infraction; notify parent/guardian and assignment to ISS
3rd offense: Correct the infraction; notify parent/guardian and assignment to OCS

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Further offenses will be treated as open defiance and handled accordingly.




CAREER DEVELOPMENT WORK STUDY
Designed for students who want to combine their education with part-time work experience.
Students taking the 9 weeks class who do not plan to leave school early will earn ½ credit.
Students enrolled in the class as work/study and are employed will earn 1 credit.
Rules for program:
 Must be enrolled and pass Career Development for one nine weeks in order to stay in the
   work study program.
 Must have a job the entire school year in order to leave early.
 Must work at least 20 hours a week.
 Must sign and complete Work Verification form and Rules for Career Development by
   Friday, August 18. If not, student will be enrolled in five classes a day.
 Must submit a pay stub for verification of employment either weekly or bi-weekly
   depending on pay schedule.
 Babysitting brothers or sisters will not serve as a work place.

PLAGIARISM
East Jessamine High School places great importance on the issue of honesty. We hold the
highest possible regard for the work which others have done in the pursuit of learning.
Plagiarism is considered academic "theft" and cannot be accepted by a school that values
integrity. Any student submitting work which is not his own, that is, facts, data, images, or
ideas from any published or verbal source, must carefully document the source. Any work
presented by a student without appropriate acknowledgement or recognition of source will be
subject to the consequences set forth by the SBDM policy regarding academic dishonesty to
be reviewed during the Fall of 2008.

HALL PASSES
Each teacher should have a hall pass for students to use when a student needs to leave a
classroom. Students are responsible for making sure they have a pass and their student ID
when they leave the room for any reason. Any student in the hallway without a hall pass may
be assigned 6th block. Additional, any student with a referral for skipping or smoking may
lose their hall pass privilege for the remainder of that semester.

LOCKER POLICY
Students will be issued for storing books and personal belongings. Students are reminded to
keep their combinations confidential and to use only the lockers assigned to them. Lockers
are the property of the school. When there is a suspicion or a matter of concern, lockers can
be searched by the administrative staff. In order to preserve the look of the school; locker
faces are to be free of stickers and graffiti. Locker rental fee is included in the $20 student
fee.

School Fees



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A one time fee of $60* will be collected from each student in the place of the old book tickets.
ALL students are responsible for the textbooks assigned to them. If a book is lost or
damaged, the assigned student will pay for that book.

*Free lunch fee = $0, and Reduced Lunch fee = $30



UNPAID FEES AND FINES
Report cards and transcripts will be held until students pay all fines or fees.

CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADE PLACEMENT
Grade and homeroom placement will be made at the beginning of the school year based on
the number of credits a student has earned by the first day of school. All credits (summer
school, correspondence, etc.) must be received by the date of enrollment to be counted for
grade/homeroom placement. Once homeroom assignments are made, they will remain in
effect for the entire school year.

The following requirements are used for grade/homeroom placement for the 2009 - 2010
school year:

CLASS                  MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Sophomore               5 credits and 1 year in high school
Junior                 11.25 credits and 2 years in high school
Senior                 17.50 credits and 3 years in high school

GRADE POINT AVERAGES (GPA)
A GPA is a student's average in all classes taken at the high school as well as those classes
that might have been taken at the middle school for high school credit. Every class is
included in this average. If a student fails a class, an "0" is averaged in for that class.
Advanced placement courses are weighted. Transfer grades in honor classes are not
weighted for purposes of the EJHS GPA. The following is the point scale used to calculate
the GPA:

       Regular Classes                  AP Classes
             A - 4 pts.                     A - 5 pts.
             B - 3 pts.                     B - 4 pts.
             C - 2 pts.                     C - 3 pts.
             D - l pt.                      D - 2 pts.

CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION
26 credits are required for graduating classes beginning with the class of 2010.

GRADING
Letter grades are given in all classes according to the following county - wide percentages:

A+ 98-100      B+ 89-91       C+ 80-82        D+ 71-73      F 0-64
A 95-97        B 86-88        C 77-79         D 68-70
A- 92-94       B- 83-85       C- 74-66        D 65-67


                             EJHS 2009-10 Student Handbook ● Page 16
    CREDITS
    Credits are awarded on the following basis:
    1. One - term courses (9 weeks) will receive a 1/2 credit at the successful completion of the
    course.
    2. Two - term courses (18 weeks) and four-term courses (36 weeks) will receive one credit
    at the successful completion of the course.
    3. AP Courses that meet all four terms will receive one credit at the end of each successfully
    completed semester (18 weeks).

    SPORTS and ATHLETICS RULES
    See the District Code of Conduct.

    SPORTS - The following sports are offered to students at EJHS:

baseball (boys)                     football (boys)           swimming (boys & girls)
basketball (boys and girls)         golf (boys and girls)     tennis (boys and girls)
cheerleading (girls)                soccer (boys and girls)   track (boys and girls)
cross country (boys and girls)      softball (girls)          volleyball(girls)
Dance (girls)

                                         Senior Information
    ELIGIBILITY FOR GRADUATION
    All students are expected to complete four years of high school prior to graduation. To
    receive a diploma, students must have at least 25 credits and have completed all graduation
    requirements. Board Policy #08.113, all seniors must perform at the Apprentice level or
    above on the state-required writing portfolios in order to graduate. Students with 23.5 credits
    will be allowed to march, but will not receive their diplomas until their graduation
    requirements have been met. Counselors are always available for consultation and guidance,
    but the final responsibility for meeting graduation requirements rests with the student. Any
    student without a portfolio will not be allowed to participate in graduation ceremonies.

    SENIOR EXPENSES
    Class rings, caps and gowns, and announcements are some of the extra expenses a senior
    might elect to purchase for their graduation year. Information regarding ordering and
    receiving of these items will be given at the appropriate times.

    GRADUATION LIST AND PRACTICE
    Seniors will sign the graduation list verifying the name to be shown on the diploma. Students
    should check the name carefully for accuracy. Early graduates are responsible for signing
    this list in the Front Office.
    All students must attend graduation practice in order to participate in graduation.

    UNPAID FEES AND FINES
    All debts must be cleared prior to graduation. Any unpaid fees will result in the student not
    participating in graduation ceremonies.

    Discipline and Code of Conduct Information
    See the Jessamine County Code of Conduct.

                                 EJHS 2009-10 Student Handbook ● Page 17
                            Where to go for:
Attendance Issues                   Mrs. Turner, main office
After School Tutorial Programs      Ms. Stamper, Media Center
Acceptable Use Policy               Ms. Patterson, Rm. 707
Baseball                            Coach Hill, main office
Boys Basketball                     Coach O'Bryan, Rm. 305
Materials Use Fee                   Mrs. Cambron, main office
Cafeteria                           Shirl Farmer
CATS Scores and Information         Mrs. Devney
Cheerleading                        Mr. King, SRO office
Class Rank                          Guidance Counselors
College and Testing Information     Guidance Counselors
Computer Issues                     Ms. Patterson, Rm. 707
Discipline Issues                   Mr. Matthews or Mr. Lyons
Doctors/Dentist Notes               Mrs.Turner, main office
Driving Forms                       Mrs. Turner
ESS/PLATO                           Mr. Matthews
Facilities Use                      Mr. Lyons
Football                            Coach Bowlin
Free & Reduced-Price Lunch Forms    Mrs. Jones, front office
Girls Basketball                    Coach Coleman, Room 210
Girls Golf                          Mr. Devney
Illness at School                   Ms. Sheppard, Room 811
Lost and Found                      Main Office and YSC
Parent Notes                        Mrs.Turner, office
Parking permits                     Mrs. Turner/Mr. Matthews
Pre-Approved Absence                Mrs. Granada
SBDM                                Mrs. Granada
Schedules, Transcripts, Grades      Guidance Counselors
Soccer(girls)                       Coach Wiser, gym
Soccer(boys)                        Coach Morgan, Room 806
Softball                            Mr. King, SRO office
Sports                              Mr. King, SRO office
Vending Machines                    Ms. Cambron, office
Volleyball                          Mrs. Dean
Track                               Mrs. Lyons, 307
Withdrawal From School              Guidance Counselors
Yearbook/Newspaper                  Ms. Barrette, Rm. 603

                       EJHS 2009-10 Student Handbook ● Page 18
                                      2009-2010 Bell Schedule
8:40-9:57     1st Period (77 Minutes)
9:57-10:02    Passing Time
10:02-11:19 2nd Period (77 Minutes)
11:19-11:24 Passing Time
11:24-12:56 3rd Period (67 minutes)
       11:24-11:49 First Lunch (students report to class at 11:49)
       12:31-12:56 Second Lunch (students dismissed at 12:31)
12:56-1:01    Passing Time
1:01-2:18     4th Period (77 Minutes)
2:18-2:23     Passing Time
2:23-3:40     5th Period (77 Minutes)

JCTC students should be released 3 minutes early prior to 2nd, 4th, and 5th Block




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