Rea View Elementary
Home of the Red Wolves
Student Agenda & Student-Parent Handbook
Rea View Elementary School
320 Reid Dairy Road
Waxhaw, NC 28173
This agenda belongs to:
Student Name: ________________________________________
Parent/Guardian Name: _________________________________
Home Phone: _____________ Parent Cell Phone: ____________
Teacher Name: _______________ Grade: _____ Bus #: _____
I have read and discussed the material in this agenda with my child:
Parent/Guardian Signature: ______________________________
Child Signature: _______________________________Date: ____________
Welcome to Rea View Elementary
We would like to welcome you to another year at Rea View Elementary! We had a most rewarding, successful,
and positive inaugural year during 2007-08. Our second year will be exciting for all of us as we continue to form
new relationships and continue traditions that were established last year.
Communication will be centrally important as we work to strengthen our strong bonds with students, staff,
parents, and members of the surrounding community. We will use a variety of communication tools throughout
the year, including this student agenda, our school website, the Connect-Ed phone messaging system,
newsletters, and e-mail. Please visit our website at http://reaview.ucps.k12.nc.us for information on a variety of
topics and to sign up for our E-newsletter communication feature. We look forward to another memorable year
of excellence at Rea View!
Table of Contents
After School Care Program 3
Agenda Use 3
Attendance/Tardies/Early Sign-outs 3
Bus Information 9
Cafeteria Information 4
Calendar for 2008-2009 Back Cover
Car Rider Information 8
Code of Student Conduct 4
Dress Code 4-5
Field Trips 5
Inclement Weather 5
Lost and Found 5
Mascot and Colors 5
Media Center Guidelines 5-6
Medication/Illnesses at School 6
PTA Information 6
Parent Teacher Conferences 6-7
Report Cards 7
School Hours 7
Site-Based Management Team 7
Spirit Rock 7
Student Accountability/Testing 7-8
Transportation Information (Bus, Car, Change of Transportation) 8-9
Union County Public Schools Policies 9
Unnecessary Items 9
After School Care Program In keeping with the Union County Public
The UCPS After School Care Program will be offered Schools attendance policy, the following
at Rea View Elementary. Pre-registration for this reasons are lawful reasons for absences,
program began in the spring of 2008. The After tardies, and early sign-outs:
1. Illness or Injury
School Care Program will operate from the closing
2. Death in the Immediate Family
of school until 6:00 PM each school day. The Rea 3. Medical or Dental Appointments
View program will be housed primarily in the 4. Court or Administrative Proceedings
gymnasium, and other school spaces will be utilized 5. Religious Observances
6. Educational Opportunity- prior approval by the
as well. If you have questions about the Rea View
After School Care Program, please contact Mrs. 7. Quarantine
Cookie Mullis, the program director at (704)-290- 8. Military Deployment- for students attending
1534. Additional information is available on the ceremonies related to military deployment of
Union County After School Program website at the
following web address: http://asp.ucps.k12.nc.us Adhering to NC State Law requirements, Rea View
will notify parents/guardians by mail when their
child has three (3) unexcused absences, six (6)
Agenda Use and Guidelines unexcused absences, ten (10) absences for any
This student agenda has been provided for your child to reason, fifteen (15) absences for any reason, and
serve as an important tool for organization and twenty (20) absences for any reason. Students in
communication throughout the year. Each student grades K-5 who are absent 20 days (lawful,
should have his or her agenda at school each day, and unlawful, or Out of School Suspension) can be
bring it home each evening. The agenda will be used retained.
for students to record assignments, to transport
important papers, and for written communication
between school staff and parents. The Student Parent
Tardy and Early Sign-Out Policies
Handbook pages at the front of this agenda provide The warning bell rings at 7:25 AM, followed by a
important information regarding school guidelines, 7:30 AM tardy bell. School dismisses at 2:00 PM.
policies, and procedures. The Student-Parent All students should be in their classrooms prior to
Handbook will also be available on our school website 7:30 AM. Late arrivals and early sign-outs are
at http://reaview.ucps.k12.nc.us for convenient disruptive and lost instructional time may hinder
reference throughout the year. Please take time to your child’s progress. Students who sign out before
familiarize your child with the information in the the 2:00 PM dismissal bell will be coded for an
handbook and encourage your child to handle the afternoon tardy. Early sign-outs count the
agenda responsibly. Replacement cost for a lost or same as late arrivals in our tracking system
damaged agenda will be $5. and will be reported as a tardy. You will not
be allowed to sign your child out after 1:45
PM to avoid interruption of the end-of-day
Attendance dismissal procedures. In keeping with the UCPS
The complete Union County Elementary School Attendance Policy, reasons for lawful tardies/early
Attendance Policy will be provided to each family in sign-outs are the same as reasons for lawful
the Union County Public Schools Handbook. This absences. (Please refer to the “Attendance” section
policy and other important school board policies are above.)
also available on the Union County Public Schools For each late arrival or early sign out, the
website at www.ucps.k12.nc.us. Rea View staff will parent/guardian must report to the office for
adhere to all aspects of this school system policy the action to be recorded in the computer
and procedures of North Carolina compulsory system. If a child is tardy, the
attendance law, encourage regular attendance, and parent/guardian must walk the child to the
inform families at established absence intervals. front office and sign the child in for the day.
An accumulation of five unlawful tardies
Please be reminded that following any absence, a and/or unlawful early dismissals will equate
student is required to present written to one unlawful absence. Rea View will notify
documentation from the parent/guardian/custodian the parent/guardian by mail when a student has
stating the reason for the absence. This accumulated five or more unlawful tardies.
documentation must be provided within three days
of the absence. All absences will be coded in our
system as unlawful until documentation has been
provided that the absence met one of the reasons Birthday ribbons are available to our students to
for lawful absences. recognize them on their birthdays. Student
birthdays are also recognized during our afternoon
announcements. Birthday treats may be brought in element in a positive school climate. In order to
to share with your child’s classmates during lunch, foster and nurture self-discipline among students,
and this should be prearranged with your child’s schools shall implement programs, practices, and
teacher. In light of the varied food allergies procedures designed to encourage and recognize
that students possess, parents can only positive and responsible student behavior. The
bring commercially-prepared and pre- proactive measures on the part of schools will
packaged items with a clearly labeled provide a balanced approach to the Union County
ingredients list. Invitations to birthday parties Public Schools’ goal of expecting, encouraging, and
will not be given out in the classroom unless all enforcing acceptable student behavior in all
children are invited to the party. Balloons and schools, and further serve to promote the school
flowers should not be sent to children at school. district’s core value of design in quality and
prevention. Rea View Elementary School will follow
Cafeteria the discipline procedures and policies set forth by
The Rea View Cafeteria Staff will provide nutritious the Union County Public Schools Board of
meals for breakfast and lunch each day. Students Education. These policies are available on the
are encouraged to take advantage of both the Union County Public Schools website at
breakfast and lunch programs. Menus for school www.ucps.k12.nc.us.
meals will be sent home at the beginning of each
month. Our cafeteria manager, Mr. Scott Baldwin, Dress Code
will be glad to help you with any questions or Students should dress appropriately for school
concerns you have related to our breakfast and every day. The education of students is our highest
lunch programs. priority, thus students’ clothing should not be a
distraction in the learning environment and should
Students eating breakfast at school will depart from be appropriate for all school activities (daily physical
their bus or car and go directly to the cafeteria. activity included). Any clothing that causes a
Breakfast will be available from 7:00 AM until distraction in the learning environment will not be
approximately 7:25 AM each day. Students must allowed. Logos on clothing may not promote
have cash, a check, or money in their accounts in alcohol, tobacco, drugs, inappropriate language, or
order to purchase breakfast. offensive/suggestive messages. No undergarments
should be visible.
Students are to bring money for their meals, TOPS
preferably in the form of a check made out to Rea All shirt straps must be at least 2 inches
View Elementary Cafeteria, in a sealed envelope in width. (Spaghetti straps, halters, or tank
with the student's name, cafeteria number, and the tops with straps that are less than 2 inches
teacher's name on the front. Cafeteria numbers in width are not allowed.)
will be provided at the beginning of the year. No undergarments may show.
There will be a $25 fee for all returned checks. Tops should completely cover chest and
Money for a child’s cafeteria account can be sent in stomach/midriff area.
on a weekly or monthly basis. Unless a free or BOTTOMS
reduced lunch form has been approved, all students Pants must fit so there is no underwear
must pay for their meals in the cafeteria. showing when student is sitting or
The costs for student meals are: standing. Excessively baggy pants are not
Student Breakfast: $. 85 (Reduced rate: $ .30) allowed.
Student Lunch $1.80 (Reduced rate: $ .40) Skirts/skorts/shorts/dresses must be
Visiting Child: Breakfast- $1.10/Lunch- $2.50 an appropriate length (mid-thigh).
Visiting Adult: Breakfast- $1.35/Lunch- $2.75
Shoes must be safe and appropriate for
A la carte items may be purchased separately.
daily physical activity.
Discuss permission to buy these snacks or extra
No flip flops
items with your child. You may request a block
Slip-on shoes must have heel straps.
on your child’s account so extra items cannot
(“Croc-style” shoes must be worn with the
be purchased. Students may bring their
strap around the heel.)
lunch from home, but please remember that
No wheels on shoes
sodas/carbonated beverages are not allowed
No shoes with cleats
in the cafeteria.
No more than one inch heel or platform
Code of Student Conduct Only prescription eyewear
The Union County Public Schools Board of
Education believes that self-discipline is the key
their child normally rides the bus. Please discuss
Students may wear hats only at designated with your child the Early Dismissal plan you submit
times throughout the year. to school, and make a note of it, so that in the
CONSEQUENCES event of a school closing, students can be
1. Students will be sent to the office for conference dismissed in an efficient manner.
with administrators. Student will either:
A. Be given a t-shirt to be worn over Lost and Found
inappropriate clothing Parents should label all coats, jackets, sweaters,
B. Remove inappropriate item book bags, lunch boxes and wallets with the child’s
C. If need be, a parent will be called to name for easy identification. If articles are found
bring appropriate clothing or shoes. on the school campus, they should be taken to the
2. If a student continues to violate the dress office, where they will be placed in the Lost and
code, he or she will be removed from class, Found storage area. The Lost and Found collection
and the parents will be called for a will be cleaned out during December and June, with
conference, and to bring a change of clothes. remaining items being donated to Goodwill or
**ADMINISTRATORS HAVE FINAL SAY IN ALL charitable organizations.
DRESS CODE ISSUES**
Mascot and Colors
Field Trips The Rea View mascot is Rocky the red wolf. The
Each class will be allowed two field trips per year. official school colors are red, black, and white. The
The number and need for chaperones will be red wolf is a wonderful representative for our
determined by the nature of the trip and the school. Red wolves are known for being smart,
destination. Only parents with Level 4 clearance living in family units or packs, working together,
will be allowed to chaperone field trips and/or to and playing together. North Carolina is one of only
participate in field trips. The number of chaperones a few states where red wolves live in the wild. If
and the nature of the trip will determine whether or you would like to know more about red wolves in
not chaperones ride the bus with the group or drive North Carolina, check out the following website:
their own vehicles and meet the group at the http://www.fws.gov/redwolf/index.html
destination. Chaperones will be randomly selected
if there are more chaperones interested in a trip Media Center
than the trip allows. Siblings who are not Individuals and groups use the Media Center freely
participating in the field trip will not be allowed to each day. The Media Center staff assists students
attend. Parents will not be allowed to sign their with book selection, checkout, and research. In
children out of school from field trips. Students some cases, larger groups visit the Media Center
must return with the group unless there is an with their classroom teachers who provide
emergency or other extenuating circumstance. assistance with book selection or research. The
Chaperone responsibilities and other field trip Media Coordinator works with classroom teachers
details will be communicated by the grade level to plan lessons and to provide storytelling, read-
prior to the trip. Rea View will not be held alouds, book talks, and instruction in information
responsible for any personal items lost or damaged skills.
while on a field trip. Media Center Checkout Policies
ID badges are required for check-out to
Inclement Weather help maintain accurate records.
Occasionally, inclement weather will affect school Students may keep library books for up to
closing or cause an early dismissal. You may check 10 school days, and are welcome to
the Union County Public Schools website at exchange books sooner.
www.ucps.k12.nc.us or listen to the local radio/ Students are allowed to check out books
television announcements regarding weather- and materials throughout the school day as
related closings. School-closing announcements their schedule permits.
should be made by 6:00 A.M. If no announcement Students are encouraged to check out only
is made, schools will operate on a normal schedule. the number of books they can keep track of
Please do not call the school because the decision at one time.
to close the school is made by the school system. Magazines
The school system may also notify families using Magazines are available for daily check-out
the Connect-Ed phone system. Weather conditions for students in grades 2-5.
may worsen during the day causing an early Magazines may be kept up to 5 school
dismissal. In most cases, buses will operate, and days.
parents are encouraged to use this transportation if
Students may check out one magazine at a Short-term medicines are needed
time. infrequently and require the following:
Overdue, Lost, or Damaged Books 1. They may be given with the written permission
Students with overdue materials are asked of the parent only.
to return or renew the items before making 2. Please send with complete information that
additional checkouts. gives student name, name of medicine, amount
Books that are more than 8 weeks overdue to be given, and time to be given.
are considered lost, and families are 3. Send a fresh supply of medicine, in its original
responsible for replacement costs. package, labeled with your child’s name.
Families should not send replacement These medicines may be given for up to 10
copies for lost books, as these books do not calendar days without the signature of a physician.
meet the standards necessary for library Illnesses:
circulation. 1. Students must be fever-free for 24 hours
Refunds for lost books will be made if before returning to school.
students return the lost book to the Media 2. Students with pink eye must be seen by a
Center without damage. physician in order to return to school. A
Fines may be imposed for defacing books, doctor’s note must be presented upon return to
or for purposefully damaging barcodes, school.
labels, or call numbers. 3. Students with strep throat may return to school
only if they have been on antibiotics and fever-
free for 24 hours. A doctor’s note must be
presented upon return to school.
If under exceptional circumstances a child is
required to use medication (including oral or topical
medication or nasal spray) during the school hours Parent-Teacher Association
and the parent cannot be at school to administer You are encouraged to become an active member
the medication, only the principal’s designee will of the Rea View Parent Teacher Association (PTA).
administer the medication. Please do not send Your membership and involvement will help provide
medications with your child on the school bus. the support and assistance the school needs to
Parents are asked to hand-deliver the medication to provide the best educational opportunities for your
the front office to ensure the safety of all students. child. Details regarding PTA-sponsored activities
The following policies are adhered to: and dates for the PTA general meetings will be on
Daily medicines require the following before our website, and in newsletters sent home with
school staff can give the medicine: students on a regular basis.
1. Signed, dated doctor’s orders that give
2008-09 PTA Executive Board Officers
complete administration instructions.
PTA President: Julie Landis
(Medication Consent Forms are available in the
Co-Vice Presidents: Renee Callinan
2. A parent’s signature requesting medication
Secretary: Amy Sutherland
Treasurer: Lisa Pippin
3. A fresh supply of medicine delivered in its
original packaging, labeled with the child’s
Throughout the year, there will be a variety of PTA-
sponsored activities in which you are encouraged to
4. Any change in medicine, dosage or
administration time requires a new
Medication Consent Form.
As-needed medicines (used to treat Parent-Teacher Conferences
chronic conditions like asthma, Parent-teacher conferences are an important
headaches, etc.) require the following: opportunity to discuss your child’s present levels of
1. A completed Medication Consent Form signed performance, progress, strengths, areas for growth,
by both the parent and doctor if the medicine and more. A partnership between parents and
would need to be available at school for the teachers helps to foster a positive relationship that
entire year (i.e. more than 10 days allowed will benefit your child throughout the year.
with short-term medicines).
2. A fresh supply of medicine in the original To help establish that beneficial partnership, Rea
package, labeled with the child’s name. View encourages parents to set up conferences
3. If the medication will need to be carried by the whenever concerns or issues concerning your child
student, be sure to note that on the Medication and his/her progress arise. Feel free to contact
Consent Form and get the doctor’s approval. your child’s teacher to schedule a conference at any
time. Required parent conferences will be held at Requiring all staff, visitors, and volunteers
the end of the first grading period. An additional to wear identification badges/visitor passes
required parent conference will be scheduled for while on school grounds.
Kindergarten families at the end of the first Monitoring the school building and grounds
semester. with a surveillance system.
Parties School Hours
Each class will have two parties per year. One will The official hours of the student day are 7:30 am to
be held prior to the winter break, and the other will 2:00 pm. Rea View Elementary observes the
be held at the end of the school year. Classroom following schedule:
teachers and room parents will work together to 7:00 AM Bus/car riders begin to unload
plan the details related to the parties. Class parties 7:25 AM Warning Bell
will be opened to all parents, and they will last no 7:30 AM Tardy Bell
more than one hour. Class parties will not take the 2:00 PM Dismissal
place of the regular lunch time. In light of the
varied food allergies that students possess, Site-Based Management Team
parents can only bring commercially- The Site-Based Management Team will meet
prepared and pre-packaged items with a monthly to discuss and decide upon issues of
clearly labeled ingredients list. Home-made importance for Rea View Elementary School.
foods are not to be brought to school. Michelle Griffin, Ginger Leppert, and Jennifer
Oldham are the elected parent representatives for
Report Cards the Rea View Site-Based Management Team. One
Report cards are issued at the end of every six additional parent representative will be elected in
week grading period and reflect the child’s the Fall of 2008. Staff representatives for the team
academic progress. In grades 3 – 5, a progress will be elected in the fall. The following information
report is issued at the mid-point of the grading related to the Site-Based Management Team will be
period. Parents should review the report with their available on our school website throughout the
student, sign the envelope and return it to the year:
child’s teacher. All balances must be cleared by the Listing of elected staff and parent team
last day of school in order to receive the final report members
card. This balance may include fines for Contact information for the team members
lost/damaged textbooks, cafeteria fines, picture Schedule for upcoming meetings
packages, and Media Center fines for missing and Minutes of meetings
Safety Rea View is very proud to have our very own spirit
Safety is of utmost important at Rea View. Our rock. The spirit rock is a place where parents,
Safe Schools Plan defines emergency procedures, students, and staff members can communicate
as well as everyday routines, to ensure the safety important and exciting messages, such as birthday
of all students and staff. The safety procedures in wishes, throughout the school year. There is no
place in our school will be continuously evaluated fee involved with painting our spirit rock. Visit the
and reviewed by staff and the Site-Based main office to reserve a day to display your
Management Team. Staff members are trained in a message!
wide range of safety-related procedures, and we
will conduct a variety of drills throughout the year Student Accountability/Testing
to prepare for incidents such as a fire, tornado, or Programs
lockdown. Safety precautions in place at our school
North Carolina Testing Program
In North Carolina, elementary school students are
Requiring all visitors to enter through the
required to take the following state assessments:
front door of the school and sign-in at the
Pretest- Grade 3 (Reading and Math); End-of-Grade
Math and Reading- Grades 3, 4, and 5.
Two sets of security doors in our lobby to
Grade 3 Pretest
prevent open access to the school. All Students in the third grade take a state pretest in
visitors to Rea View must be “buzzed in” by
the first two weeks of school. The pretest is a
office personnel through these doors in
multiple-choice assessment to measure knowledge
order to enter our building.
and skills specified for grade 2 in reading and math
as outlined by the North Carolina Standard Course
of Study. The third grade pretest score provides a
baseline for student growth to be measured for the Transportation Information
third grade year. Morning Arrival
End-of-Grade (EOG) Tests The staff workday begins at 7:00 AM. Children may
Students in grades 3, 4, and 5 take end-of-grade not arrive at school earlier than 7:00 AM since
state tests in reading comprehension and math in supervision is not available. School begins
the final three weeks of the school year. On the promptly at 7:30 A.M. Your child should be in class
reading test, students read both literary and and ready to work prior to the tardy bell.
informational selections and then answer multiple- Changes to Transportation
choice questions related to the selections. The To change a child’s mode of transportation, please
selections chosen for the reading tests reflect send a written note to your child’s teacher on the
reading for various purposes such as literary day of the change. Transportation changes
experience, gaining information, and performing a over the phone will not be accepted. All
task. In math, students are assessed in the five changes must be in writing. In order to avoid
strands of the mathematics curriculum: 1) number confusion, please limit changes to your child’s
and operations, 2) measurement, 3) geometry, 4) routine.
data analysis and probability, and 5) algebra. For Morning Car Rider Procedures
grades 3-5, the math EOG test is administered in 1. Please cooperate with staff members who are
two parts: calculator active and calculator inactive. on duty assisting with car riders and watch for
Grades K-12 Writing Assessment their signals.
Effective during the 2008-09 school year, North 2. Drive up as far as possible toward the end of
Carolina’s annual 4th grade writing assessment has the sidewalk in front of the school before
been replaced with a K-12 writing assessment stopping to drop off your child.
system. This new system will include authentic and 3. Due to the limited number of parking spaces,
on-demand writing assignments. we request you park to walk your child into the
No Child Left Behind building only if you have a conference, are
The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Legislation was carrying a project, delivering medicine, or other
signed into law January 2002, and has expanded necessary items. Please cross only at the
the federal government’s role in education. This crosswalk located between the flagpole and the
legislation has established requirements that affect front of the building.
every public school in the United States, including 4. Our car rider traffic flows in one direction, in a
those in North Carolina. Its standards tie in with circular pattern. All cars exiting campus must
North Carolina Statewide Student Accountability follow the direction of the car rider line.
Standards, or ABC’s. NCLB breaks down students’ Afternoon Car Rider/Dismissal Procedures
scores even further into additional student 1. Please cooperate with staff members who are
subgroups. Under NCLB, expectations for each on duty assisting with car riders and watch for
subgroup of students will be measured in terms of their signals.
Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). Forty or more 2. Please wait in your car for your child in the car
students in any of the following categories will rider line. Staff members supervise the process
make up student subgroups: 1) School as a Whole; of students exiting the building and entering
2) White; 3) Black; 4) Hispanic; 5) Native American; their cars. We ask that you refrain from
6) Asian/Pacific Islander; 7) Multiracial; 8) coming to the office to sign out your child
Economically Disadvantaged Students; 9) Limited before the 2:00 PM dismissal bell to avoid
English Proficient Students; and 10) Students with waiting in the car rider line.
Disabilities. Subgroups with less than 40 students
3. The teacher must have a written note if your
in the tested grades are counted in the School as a
child will depart from school in the afternoon in
Whole Category. All student groups in a school,
a manner that is different from what is
and the school as a whole, must meet the state’s
indicated on his/her information sheet.
target goals to show Adequate Yearly Progress.
4. Early sign-outs will not be allowed from 1:45
Even if one student group in one subject in a
PM to 2:00 PM to avoid interruption to the end-
school does not meet the target goal, then the
of-day procedures in place in the building.
whole school is considered not to have made
Adequate Yearly Progress. More information about 5. Please be prompt in picking up your child. If
NCLB can be found at you know you will be late, call the school so
http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/nclb/. that we can let your child know before he/she
becomes worried. If any student is consistently
late being picked up, the parents will be
Bus Information Unnecessary Items
Riding the school bus is a privilege that Union Students attending Rea View Elementary School
County Public Schools offers to all students who live should not bring any items to school that may
within the attendance area of the school they disrupt the educational environment. The following
attend. Students must follow bus rules in order to list, though by no means inclusive, identifies items
continue riding the bus. Safe transport of students that should not be brought to school:
is a shared responsibility among the school staff, Video games of any type; electronic devices
students, and parents. Please read the following such as CD players, cell phones, DVD players,
information with your child and impress upon MP3 players, etc.
him/her the need for observing the following rules: Trading cards (Pokemon, sports teams, etc.)
Bus Rules and Regulations Toys in general (such as Matchbox cars,
1. Obey the bus driver, who is responsible for the play/action figures, dolls, etc.)
safety of all passengers. Drivers may change
Rolling book bags/backpacks (unless there is
student seating at their discretion.
2. Do not disturb the driver while he/she is driving.
a medical reason)
3. Stay in your seat and do not change seats. Sports equipment (unless requested by a
4. Stand to exit only after the bus has come to a teacher)
complete stop. Stuffed animals (unless requested by a
5. Keep voice level low, no shouting or whistling. teacher)
6. No “rough-housing” or pushing, fighting, tripping, or Rea View Elementary School will not be held
throwing items around. responsible for loss or damage to the above types
7. Keep all parts of the body inside the bus. of items if they are brought to school.
8. No profanity or inappropriate language.
9. No candy, food, or drinks may be consumed on the *ADMINISTRATORS HAVE FINAL SAY IN
bus. ALL ISSUES RELATED TO THESE ITEMS*
10. Do not tamper or damage the bus equipment.
11. Parents are responsible for students at the bus stop, Volunteer Policy
and once they exit the bus.
Parent volunteers make a tremendous difference in
As part of the Union County Public Schools
the success of our students and our school. To
Discipline Plan, drivers will report the names of
ensure the safety of the children, Union County
students not following the above rules to school
Public Schools has implemented a Volunteer
administrators. Parents will be notified of the
Screening Policy. The level of screening for
violations, and the following consequences will
volunteers will be reflective of the degree of
occur with each infraction.
supervised versus unsupervised involvement with a
UCPS Consequences for School Bus Violations
1st Offense Warning- Conference with student
child. A complete description of the levels,
2nd Offense Conference with student and new seat screening procedures, and applications are available
assignment if necessary in the school office. All volunteers who will have
3rd Offense One-day suspension from riding the bus contact with students must have a criminal
4th Offense Three-day suspension from riding the bus background check. All those who wish to
5th Offense Five-day suspension from riding the bus chaperone field trips must be approved UCPS
6th Offense Ten-day suspension from riding the bus volunteers, and the process takes several
7th Offense Student will be suspended from the bus for weeks to complete. Please plan accordingly.
the remainder of the school year. Transportation to and
Those who were approved to volunteer last year
from school will be the responsibility of the parents.
and did volunteer at least once per semester do not
need to reapply. One must volunteer at least twice
Union County Public Schools Policies
a year to maintain current approved volunteer
You will receive a handbook from Union County
status. If there is a lapse in volunteer service
Public Schools which will outline important school
during the year, volunteers will need to re-apply for
system policies related to topics such as
approved status. If you would like to apply to
attendance, discipline, food allergies, medication,
serve as a volunteer, please request an application
student records, and more. All Union County Board
from the Rea View office.
of Education policies are revised regularly, and
updated policies are available at each school, or on
the UCPS website at www.ucps.k12.nc.us. This
comprehensive website also contains news, links to
each department and school, and many other items