MONROE HIGH SCHOOL
A HANDBOOK FOR STAFF
DEDICATED TO EXCELLENCE
Monroe High School does not practice or condone discrimination in any form against students, employees,or
applicants on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, or handicap.
For information regarding sex discrimination or service for the handicapped please contact:
Dr. Ed Davis
Union County Public Schools
UNION COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
STUDENT PROMOTION AND ACCOUNTABILITY
HIGH SCHOOL – 2009-2010
The board believes that students should progress to the next level of study only after they are proficient in
their knowledge and application of the current curriculum level. To the extent reasonably possible, students
should be given as much time or as little time needed to be proficient at a particular level of study. Each
placement decision shall consider the best interest of the child and the school system. Local and state
student standards and performance guidelines are based on the need to provide early intervention and
ongoing assistance to students who are not performing on a proficient level.
B. STANDARDS FOR PROGRESSION
The superintendent shall establish standards and a process for determining a student's readiness to progress
to the next level of study. The standards must provide multiple criteria for assessing the student's readiness,
such as standardized test, grades, a portfolio or anthology of the student's work and when appropriate,
consideration of accepted standards for assessing developmental growth. Principals shall ensure that the
standards are used by teachers and school administrators in assessing each student's readiness to progress to
the next level of study. Principals have the authority to promote and to retain students based upon the
standards set by the board and the State Board of Education.
C. STUDENT ACCOUNTABILITY STANDARDS
In addition to any other promotion standards established by the board and/or superintendent, students must
also meet the following accountability standards.
High School End of Course Test (effective 2007-2008)
Students enrolled in all EOC courses must score at least a level 3 and meet all other course requirements
(attendance, written work, test scores, homework, etc.) in order to receive credit for the courses.
A student who fails to score at least a 3 on the state EOC test may receive credit for the course if-
the student retakes the test before the end of the year and scores a 3 or higher.
the teacher and principal determine through documentation that the student is on grade level and is
receiving a final grade of A, B, or C in the course.
the student attends summer school or receives other tutoring, retakes the test and scores a 3 or higher.
the student retakes the course and receives a passing mark from the teacher both the first and second
time, exclusive of the EOC score.
Copies of the entire plan can be picked up in the school office.
Disclaimer: Or whatever is required by the State of North Carolina.
MONROE HIGH SCHOOL
A VISION FOR EXCELLENCE
Our Mission is to educate and prepare our students to be more productive citizens in a diverse and technologically
PHILOSOPHY OF MONROE HIGH SCHOOL
The professional staff and support personnel of Monroe High School believe in the total development of each
student through an educational program of such quality and diversity as to enable him to develop his mental,
physical, aesthetic, social, and moral potential for life in a changing society.
Both the academic and vocational curricula, along with the extracurricular activities, are designed to guide the
student into creative and independent thinking, effective communication and computation, an appreciation of the
pluralistic heritage of American society and a continuous desire to learn. The development of the total student can be
maximized only when the school's staff performs professionally; when adequate facilities are provided; when each
student participates responsibly in his education; and when the community is involved in a supportive manner. The
total educational community must provide understanding, helpful guidance, and competent instruction so that each
student at Monroe High School will be an intellectually curious, employable, contributing member of this world.
GOALS OF MONROE HIGH SCHOOL
Southern Association Accreditation Statement
The educational philosophy of Monroe High School is based upon the following goals:
1. Increase critical thinking and application skills in both reading and writing.
2. Improve study skills, such as note taking, test preparation, and scheduling of study time.
3. Create safe, orderly, caring, healthy, interactive and collaborative learning environments.
The following chairpersons are directly responsible to the principal for areas listed. During the school year, it is the
responsibility of each departmental chairperson to coordinate the materials and equipment with all members of the
department and to make suggestions to the principal about the needs for his department.
It is the responsibility of the departmental chairpersons to conduct departmental meetings. The departmental
chairpersons will be called upon to make recommendations as to the type of curriculum/programming we will pursue
in the future. Each departmental chairperson is expected to make provision for the taking of attendance and minutes
at each departmental/ area meeting.
Athletic Director Doug Jones
English Jonathan Harbin
Fine Arts Terry Wilson
Foreign Language Dora Sanchez
Guidance Nicole Jackson
Career & Technical Education Kathy Harris
Exceptional Children Tom Harris
Math Amy Yermack
Phys. Ed Mario Vassallo
Science Rick Kukor
Social Studies Garrett Williams
BULLETIN BOARD ASSIGNMENT
Bulletin boards are the responsibility of the classroom teachers on the hall where they are
MONROE HIGH SCHOOL - A WINNING TEAM
Dr. Doreen Dotalo Principal
Mrs. Katie Stewart Assistant Principal
Mr. Don Novack Assistant Principal
Mr. Johnny Sowell Administrative Assistant
PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT TEAM
Mr. Timothy Michael Guidance
. Mrs. Andrea Edwards Guidance
Mr. Eric Edwards Guidance
Mrs. Nichole Jackson Guidance
Mrs. Hilda DeRoner Media Specialist
Ms. Curley Rogers Secretary/Receptionist
Ms. Terra Hammonds Attendance Aide
Mrs. Vickie Plyler Treasurer/Bookkeeper
Mrs. Donna Phifer Media Assistant
Mr. Tim McBride Sims Data Manager
Ms. Robin White Guidance Secretary
Mrs. Mildred Lane Administrative Secretary
Mr. Scott Honeycutt ISS Coordinator
Mr. Dennis Nash SRO
Mrs.Anna Hurst Manager
Mr. James Bivens
Mrs. Bonnie Parr
Mrs. Cheryl Spayd
Ms. Jessica Sanchez
Ms. Carmen Batista
Brenda Robinson—Head Custodian
Mary Chambers Kathline Davis
Lori Clyburn Larry Hammonds
The workday begins at 7:40AM AND ENDS 15 MINUTES AFTER THE BELL ENDING LAST PERIOD for all
faculty members. All teachers are required to be in the building PROMPTLY and in their respective assignments ON
TIME. Teachers are required to monitor the hallways and rest room outside their classroom doorways during the
change of classes and always be present in their classroom during the time that students are assigned to them. Any
faculty and staff members who need to leave early must have the permission of the principal. See supervisory
assignments for your specific assignment.
The following meetings require teacher attendance:
Departmental Meeting- second Wednesday of each month
Faculty Meeting- third Wednesday of each month and "called" meetings
In-service training on mandated workdays
PTSO - schedule will be announced
Parent Conferences - Scheduled by request
System-Wide - called by the superintendent
Correlate Meetings-first Wednesday of each month
Non-attendance by the teacher at any of these events requires the prior approval of the principal.
During the school year, teachers may be asked to cover the class of a teacher who is absent without benefit of a
substitute. Please understand that coverage is not negotiable. The administration will keep all school obligations in
mind when scheduling coverage. Teacher coverage is minimal when absences are called into the system ahead of
time. Department Chairs will be responsible for providing coverage during teachers’ planning periods when a
substitute is not available.
Evaluation procedures are governed by established policy of the Union County Public Schools Board of Education.
At some point a teacher's performance or lack of performance may have to be documented. That documentation may
be sent directly to the superintendent who in turn will notify the teacher by certified mail. This will be done prior to
the documentation being placed in the teacher's legal personnel file. An alternate step is for the principal to notify the
teacher in writing of the documentation. The teacher can then respond to the documentation within a period of five
(5) days. The documentation, along with the teacher's response, will then be placed in the teacher's file kept by the
principal. It then may be used for later evaluation purposes.
Sick leave may be granted for the following:
1. Personal illness
2. Illness in the employee's immediate family
3. Death in the immediate family
4. Medical appointment for immediate family
The minimum sick leave time, which may be taken, is one-half of one day in any given workday. Currently 1.00 sick
leave day is granted per month employed. This accumulates and is carried forward each year. For each 20 days, one
month of credit is allowed upon retirement. Further explanation of the unused sick leave day’s policy can be found in
the pamphlet-, "Your Retirement System"
A teacher should use sick leave days for sickness only. When a teacher is sick, he/she should call the STEMS system
as soon as possible. All teachers will be required to keep lesson plans in their PLANNING BOOK. Lesson plans
should be kept a minimum of one week in advance. The PLANNING BOOK along with the ATTENDANCE
RECORD BOOK should be placed by the teacher in his office mailbox or left in his desk when it is necessary to be
away from school.
Annual leave days over and above the ten built into the calendar may be used only if the teacher has them. First and
second year teachers only have the ten annual leave days built into the calendar.
Whenever a member of the staff is planning on taking any of the days described above, he should complete a "grey
sheet" preferably in advance of the day being taken. If the day(s) was not anticipated, then please complete the "grey
sheet" upon return to school.
When the building is closed at the end of the day, it is secured with an alarm system. Teachers should not enter the
building once the building is locked.
Appointments with doctors, dentists, hairdressers, etc., should be made at time other than the school day. Most
professional people will be glad to cooperate and give appointments for a time other than during the school day if it
Teachers are requested to use the following guidelines when dressing for school each day.
Male Members of the Faculty
Please wear a shirt and tie with dress slacks or khakis. Shoes should be leather and should be worn with socks. Hair
should be groomed and of a reasonable length. A belt should be worn around the waist.
Female Members of the faculty
Females may wear dresses, slacks, skirts or skirted suits. Blouses worn should be at least short sleeved and may not
be see through. The midriff should be covered at all times. Shoes worn should be reasonable for work, i.e., flip-
flops are beach wear. Piercings, except for the ears should not be worn.
The workrooms and lounges are provided as a retreat of sorts, for teachers. They are off limits to ALL STUDENTS.
Teachers should not purchase refreshments from the vending machines for students (they have their own in the gym
and cafeteria area). Teachers should avoid consuming soft drinks, crackers, etc., in front of a group of students in the
classroom or hall way. All food and drink must be confined to the lounge, cafeteria.
Please do not send students to the workroom to use the equipment. This equipment can and will be damaged unless
proper instruction on how to operate has been provided.
Faculty members may support and join the local, state, and national professional organizations at their discretion. All
are encouraged to join professional organizations, particularly those in their content area.
PURCHASE AND SPENDING
Expenditure of any school funds can be made only with the prior approval of the principal and the school
bookkeeper. Purchases of goods or payment for services will be authorized only with a written purchase order signed
and issued by the principal and the bookkeeper. The school will not issue a check for an amount that is more than is
in an account. It is the responsibility of the sponsor to make sure sufficient funds are available when a request is
made to spend funds. Purchases made or orders placed contrary to the above will be the responsibility of the person
placing the order. Refer questions on purchasing to Mrs. Plyler.
REMITTANCE OF MONEY
Money collected by a teacher must be turned in to the school bookkeeper as soon as possible. It is to the teacher's
advantage to turn in the money immediately. If the money is lost or stolen before it is turned in, the teacher must
cover the loss. NO TEACHER IS TO USE SCHOOL MONEY FOR PERSONAL REASONS. Please follow the
instructions listed below to facilitate turning in money and keeping accurate records:
1. Count money and arrange money in like denominations.
2. Fill out a remittance form and place form, money, and receipt book in brown clasp envelope to turn into the
3. Get a receipt for all moneys from the bookkeeper
4. All moneys collected should be turned in prior to 2:00 p.m. on the day it is collected.
5. Issue a receipt to students for all moneys collected.
All club funds must be handled according to the set procedures for collection and remittance of money above. A
monthly financial report will be given to each club sponsor by the bookkeeper. Refer questions on this subject to
Everyone is expected to adhere to the school calendar. It is developed to aid all teachers in making plans for the
month. Monthly dates/activities for the calendar are due to the office five (5) days before the end of the previous
calendar month. Refer questions on monthly calendar to Dr. Dotalo.
USE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS 3-5a
The use of tobacco products is a health, safety, and environmental hazard for students, employees, visitors,
and school facilities. In order to promote positive role models in schools and provide a healthy learning and
working environment, the Board adopts the following policy.
No one is permitted to use any tobacco product at any time including non-school hours - in any building,
property, or vehicle owned, leased, rented or contracted by the school district; on school grounds, athletic
grounds, or parking lots; or at any school-sponsored event off campus. Signs will be posted on all school
campuses forbidding the use of tobacco products at any time, by any person, on school grounds.
Tobacco products may be displayed for a legitimate instructional or pedagogical purpose. The activity may
not include smoking, chewing or otherwise ingesting the tobacco product.
The Board strongly encourages students and staff to participate in school and community programs designed
to prevent and cure tobacco addiction (see addendum).
For purposes of this policy, “tobacco product” is defined to include cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco,
snuff, and any other items containing or reasonably resembling tobacco or tobacco products. “Tobacco use”
includes smoking, chewing, dipping, or any other use of tobacco products.
Students and employees who violate this policy are subject to disciplinary action (see cross references below
for applicable policies). All newly hired employees will receive a copy and explanation of this policy. The
policy will be reviewed with all employees on a yearly basis.
LEGAL REF.: G.S. 14-313; 115C-47; 115C-407
CROSS REF.: Policy 4-3(b), Student Discipline - Middle & High School
Policy 3-1 – Responsibility of Compliance with Board Policy
UNION COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION
NCWISE grades are due to the Data Manager, Mr. Tim McBride, at the time he specifies in his periodic term memos
to you. A delay by anyone may cause problems scheduling, getting accurate GPA for students, getting accurate Class
Rank, or getting report cards out on schedule. Training sessions were held in the use of NCWISE. Grades are
distributed to students in homeroom and according to the school calendar. Refer questions on NCWISE to Mr. Tim
INVENTORY-FIXED ASSET ACCOUNTING
All school equipment and furniture is tagged and inventoried as property of Union County Public Schools.
Equipment and furniture should be tagged with a control asset number immediately upon arriving at school. Refer
questions on Fixed Assets to the Media Center Assistant, Mrs. Donna Phifer.
One of the most important parts of a teacher's instructional program is proper planning. Written plans are to be
prepared for each lesson. Plan Books provided at the beginning of each year are to be used. Each lesson plan is to
include specific objectives, activities, expected outcomes, and evaluation procedures. Refer questions on Lesson
Plans to Dr. Dotalo.
This applies to the teacher who has more than 150 students or an oversized class as specified by the maximum class
size law. A form is available in the office to report oversized and should be submitted at the end of each school
month. Refer questions on Oversized Classes to Dr. Dotalo.
TEXTBOOKS AND REPORTS
All textbooks should be numbered and imprinted with Monroe High School. Each teacher is responsible for keeping
a record of the books issued and books returned. Books will be accounted for (a beginning number and ending
number) at the close of each school year by turning in a textbook report form which will be provided. Refer
questions/requests on textbooks to Mrs. Hilda DeRoner.
Students with ten consecutive absences must be dropped the day after the last day present. IMPORTANT-Teachers
need to alert the NCWISE Data Manager, Mr. Tim McBride, and the Attendance Aide of this situation so that the
student may be withdrawn immediately.
No teacher should accept a student with 10 or more consecutive absences until he has checked with the NCWISE
Data Manager. He will re-enter the student and give him a re-entry form to be signed by all teachers and returned to
the Data Manager by the 4th period teacher. Inform Students that guidelines for the transfer process are specified in
the Student/Parent Handbook.
RELEVANT STUDENT INFORMATION
The following procedures are addressed in the STUDENT/PARENT HANDBOOK:
All day absences from school
Leave school early
Late arrival to school
Leave and return within same day
Teachers should familiarize themselves with the STUDENT/PARENT HANDBOOK in order to assist students in
complying with school rules and regulations.
All students have been assigned to various teachers for each of the four periods during the day. It is the teacher's
lawful obligation to monitor their students at all times. The students will think of many reasons to get out of class-,
therefore, a mature authority figure must maintain control and prevent such action. Subject teacher must request
admission slips from a student the day after he/she has been absent. If a teacher is careless, this could entice the
student to skip. Refer questions on Attendance to the Attendance Aide.
CARE OF SCHOOL PROPERTY
Responsible students and good citizens need not be reminded that Monroe High School has an excellent school plant
that should be respected and kept in good condition. Defacing walls, desks, doors, lockers, and other school
property is a sign of idleness and poor citizenship. Each year, money must be spent to refinish, repair, and replace
equipment that irresponsible students have damaged. (SEE COUNTY POLICY ON THIS TOPIC IN THE
Teachers should talk with their students about respecting their school and protecting it from needless abuse. Any
student found destroying school property should be reported to the office immediately! Report all vandalism and
property damage to Dr. Dotalo and Mr. Novak.
FOOD AND DRINKS
Teachers should prevent students from bringing food and drinks into the academic buildings. All lunches, snacks,
breakfast foods and drinks are to be consumed in the cafeteria. Teachers should help to enforce this guideline so our
buildings and grounds may be kept in good condition. In class snacks are governed by the classroom teacher. Snacks
brought into class should be contained in bookbags.
A student must have a hall pass to leave class. Going to a locker, getting a drink of water, making a telephone call,
using the restroom, should be taken care of at class change time, and lunch.
MEDICAL SUPPLIES, SICKNESS, EMERGENCIES
It is against the law for school personnel to dispense medication to a student. There is only one exception to this rule.
The Principal or Assistant Principal may dispense prescription medication if proper permission has been obtained. If
there is a question, see the Principal. Remind students to refrain from coming to the office for aspirin or medicine.
The school can help with such things as emergency first aid only. The Nurses’ Office dispenses prescription
medication for students once approved.
SPECIAL HELP/MAKE-UP/EXTRA CREDIT
The first and last fifteen minutes of school may be used for students who need and want extra instruction. The
student should use this time to consult with his/her teacher(s) on particular and individual problems. Students
working after school in the building must have sponsor/teacher with them.
Make-up work may be done during this time period. If the student has an excused absence and wishes to make up
his/her work for the period he/she missed it is the responsibility of the student to make arrangements with his
teacher(s) for a definite time for doing the work.
Upon returning from an excused absence, students will be given two days for each absence to complete the work
missed. When arrangements are not made to make up work, or if the make-up work is not completed in time, the
student will receive no credit. Students who have an out-of-school suspension and students with unexcused absences
and tardies are to be encouraged to make up all work missed by exams. Mrs. Lane is the contact person for students
desiring make-up assignments for an absence of three or more days. Mrs. White works with students/parents desiring
assignments for extended illnesses, hospitalization, or absences that result due to OSS.
EXTRA CREDIT WORK
Extra credit work is discouraged. However, if extra credit work is assigned, the following guidelines should be
1. No extra credit work is to be given after grades for the six weeks/term have been averaged.
2. All students should be allowed equal opportunities to do extra credit work.
3. A copy of the extra-credit work should be included in with the lesson plans.
4. A note of the extra credit work should be made on the report card.
Lockers will be assigned based on third period class assignments. Teachers assigning lockers to students are
expected to inspect their lockers once a month and submit a written report of damages (if any) along with students'
names to the administration. Please report to your area with students for all locker checks. The procedure for a locker
check is as follows:
1. An announcement will be made when it is time to check lockers.
2. Students will carry all of their books and belongings to the next class period.
3. The teacher -will check all books to verify ownership.
4. In the meantime, the Student Council members will check lockers, remove remaining books and return them
to the respective departments.
5. Students may return books and belongings to their lockers on the way to their next class.
Students are not to be dismissed from class to make a telephone call. Remind students that they will not be called
to the office for telephone calls. Emergency phone calls will be relayed to the office staff who will in turn send the
message to the student.
Similarly, teachers should not excuse themselves from class time to make or receive phone calls. The office can take
messages and calls made on free time. Emergency calls will be passed on promptly.
TEACHER GIFT AND FLOWER POLICY
Teachers are encouraged to establish a flower and gift policy that standardizes procedure and establishes a fund
In an effort to minimize classroom disruptions, general announcements will be made over closed circuit TV prior to
the beginning of first period and over the intercom three minutes before the end of the school day.
Any announcement needed to be given to students or teachers must be submitted to Dr. Dotalo prior to the beginning
of first period on the day it is to be read. No announcement will be accepted without the sponsoring teacher's
signature. Emergency announcements will be made as needed. The principal or her designee will determine the
emergency nature of the announcement.
On selected days assembly programs are presented in the auditorium or gymnasium. Teachers should encourage
students to adhere to the conduct of ladies and gentlemen when they convene for assembly and to treat all guest
speakers and performers with courtesy. Teachers are required to attend assemblies and sit with their students.
All audio-visual equipment and materials are assigned to the media center. When AV equipment is needed, request it
through the Media Specialists. Check well in advance for any particulars. No rated “R” movies may be shown.
A POINT ON SAFETY
In classes where eye injuries may occur safety goggles are required by law. Likewise, safety aprons are to be used
per OSHA regulations
Books are tools of learning. They are expensive tools. The teacher should impress upon each student to understand
and accept the responsibility for taking care of his books; and not to lose or damage them. If a book is lost, the
following should apply.
Lost Textbook Charges
New book, first term of usage -------- -full replacement cost
Second term of usage ------------------ -4/5 of replacement cost
Third term of usage ----------------------3/5 of replacement cost
Fourth term of usage ---------------------2/5 of replacement cost
Fifth term of usage -----------------------1/5 of replacement cost
If a student is transferred from one teacher to another, the student must return the book to the original teacher. The
new teacher will issue another book to the student. If a student withdraws from school or transfers to another school,
the subject teacher should see that the textbook has been returned. If the student does not return the book, the teacher
should notify the guidance counselor.
Bulletin Boards should be colorful and interesting. Teachers are encouraged to change their boards frequently so as
to add to the aesthetic quality of the classroom.
Pictures, signs, or posters should not be posted, taped, stapled, or tacked to classroom doors inside or out. Drawing
or painting on classroom doors is not permitted. The glass is not to be covered.
All field trips must be approved in advance. They are to be undertaken with specific educational objectives.
Overnight trips must have the approval of principal, superintendent and the Union County Board of Education and
must be approved not less than four weeks in advance. One-day trips require two-week prior approval by the
principal. No money is to be spent on a trip until approval has been obtained. If more than four weeks are needed to
book reservation, etc., then approval should be obtained long enough in advance so that all financial arrangements
can be made after approval. All money needed for a trip must be in the school account before the trip takes place.
Each student going on the trip must have field trip permission slip and have it signed by the parents of guardian. The
teacher(s) sponsoring the trip are responsible for collecting these permission slips. The number of sponsors that go
on a field trip will be determined by the number of students on the trip. Sponsors are to prepare rosters of all students
actually going on the trip. One is to be kept on the bus, one is to be placed in the teacher's mailbox, and one left in
the principal's office. No Field Trips are to be scheduled within a month of EOC testing. Please note that the
necessary paperwork should be completed at least two weeks in advance of the trip. Mrs. Plyler has the
required forms. (Teacher Request Form, Roster, and Parental Permission Form).
FUND RAISING PROJECTS
Fund raising projects must have prior approval of the principal. All fund raising activities are to be planned at the
beginning of the year and placed on the fund raising calendar by September 5th.
1. Solicitations for other than school related activities are prohibited.
2. There are to be no fundraisers in May.
GENERAL MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS
Each classroom will be swept daily with few exceptions. Teachers are encouraged to help in the cleanliness of the
room by addressing immediate needs. It is not inappropriate to have students help to clean up. Cleanliness and
picking up after one's self is a valuable lesson to learn. Any complaints in reference to the maintenance of your
classroom should be made in writing and turned into the office. Needed repairs should be reported in writing to the
office. Refer maintenance and repair concerns to Dr. Dotalo or Mr. Novak . They will submit the necessary work
order to have the problem fixed.
News releases must be approved by the principal before release.
WINDOWS AND SHADES
Windows and shades are the responsibility of the classroom teacher. Be sure that windows are closed and locked and
blinds are adjusted before leaving for the day. Please drop blinds all the way and close them in an up position. The
appearance of our campus will be improved by this simple operation.
See Coach Jones well in advance of your trip. The activity buses receive a great deal of use throughout the year and
are in great demand. Remember that there is also a fee for usage. Coach Jones has the details. PLEASE NOTE: Any
group using a bus must clean it after the trip. Failure to do so will result in denial of request for use thereafter and
assessment of a cleaning fee of $ 10. Also, should any damage be done to the vehicle the group/sponsor will be
charged for the damage.
A. Absolutely no eating or drinking on the bus
B. Care of bus must be each rider's responsibility
C. Trip sponsors are to see to it that the bus is cleaned at the end of the trip
D. Never use emergency door unless an emergency occurs
E. No smoking on the bus
F. Never put hands or arms out windows
G. All school and county discipline rules/regulations apply on field trips/conferences
A. No one may drive the bus unless he has a valid NC CDL with School Bus Rider and is approved by the
person in charge of activity bus/van (Coach Jones).
B. Bus must not be operated unless at least one member of the faculty is on the bus.
C. It is the driver's responsibility to see that the bus has an ample supply of water, gas, and oil. It must be
checked before each and every trip.
111. Rental and Cost
A. The driver for your trip will receive a packet containing a mileage and time card, and a key. They should
complete the card and return the entire packet to Coach Jones following the trip that day or by 7:55AM the
B. Cost for use is the current amount charged by the bus garage plus the cost of the driver. Check with Coach
Jones to get cost estimates when planning.
Cumulative records are permanent records, which show progress, history, and significant information about each
student who enrolls at Monroe High School.
Each homeroom teacher must have a cumulative folder (kept on file in guidance office) for each student who enrolls
in his/her homeroom. Any teacher who cannot find a cumulative folder for a student should notify the guidance
department. The following item must be completed on each record (*indicates information which must be in pencil):
• Name (Last, first, middle, nickname)
• *School Unit; School
• Race; Sex; DOB (year, month, day)
• Place of birth (city, county, state)
• Date of entrance
• Present address
• Secondary School Progress
• Activities and Honors
• Attendance Record (end of year or when student leaves)
• Withdrawal Record (when the student returns to same school or comes from another school in the state)
• Re-entry Record (when student returns to same school or comes from another school in the state)
• Graduation Facts, Follow-up records
Cumulative record information should be neat, accurate and written in black ink - except information subject to
change(*). All information must be kept up to date. Semester and yearly averages are to be recorded numerically.
The following materials should be kept in the cumulative record:
• Profile sheet for tests given
• Record of Parent-Teacher Conference
• Transcripts from other schools
• Up-to date Immunization Records
• Competency Test Scores
Teachers are reminded that they are to protect the security of their folders. Parents/Guardians may view their child's
cumulative record in the presence of a guidance counselor or administrator.
FOLDERS SHOULD NOT BE LEFT IN THE CLASSROOM OR TAKEN HOME.
Homeroom teachers should periodically check cumulative records - preferably at the beginning of each school term
(teacher work days before students return to school would be a good time) and again during the teacher workdays at
the end of the first semester. Cumulative records must be up-to-date and all information recorded at the end of the
INCLEMENT WEATHER PROCEDURES
In case of inclement weather, which necessitates closing of school early:
All bus students will report to the cafeteria and wait for dismissal per respective buses.
Students should not come to the office to use the telephone until all bus students are in the cafeteria.
An announcement will be made dismissing students who drive cars.
Dismissal time for staff will be made after students are dismissed.
FIRE AND TORNADO REGULATIONS AND PROCEDURES
All teachers should familiarize themselves with the emergency procedures established for the school. Upon hearing
the emergency alarm (fire or tornado), each class or group will:
1. Collect personal effects in the immediate area
2. Turn off all electrical switches and close all doors
3. Form rank quickly and move toward the designated area
Students and staff will remain in the emergency area until told by the principal or designee to return to the building
or an all-clear bell rings.
NOTE: The following pages include: FIRE EXITS, TORNADO STATIONS, and TORNADO INSTRUCIOTNS.
In the event a tornado threatens Monroe High School, proceed according to the following plan:
A TORNADO WATCH IS ANNOUNCED:
(TORNADOS ARE POSSIBLE)
THE LOCAL SHERIFF'S OFFICE WILL NOTIFY THE SUPERINTENDENT.
THE SUPERINTENDENT WILL NOTIFY THE ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENTS WHO WILL IN
TURN NOTIFY THE PRINCIPALS.
BOTH THE SUPERINTENDENT AND PRINCIPALS WILL LISTEN ON WEATHER CHANNELS
FOR WEATHER ADVISORY INFORMATION.
THE PRINCIPAL OR HIS DESIGNEE WILL NOTIFY ALL TEACHERS IN HIS SCHOOL BY
PERSONALLY VISITING THEM OR WITH PREDETERMINED SIGNALS OR ALL-CALL.
THE PRINCIPAL OR HIS DESIGNEE WILL SEND RUNNERS TO NOTIFY TEACHERS WITH
CLASSES OUTSIDE THE BUILDING.
TEACHERS WILL CONTUNUE REGULAR CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES.
THE PRINCIPAL WILL DESIGNATE PERSONS TO SERVE AS LOOKOUTS ON ALL FOUR SIDES
OF THE BUILDING.
THE PRINCIPAL WILL NOTIFY BUS DRIVERS OF THE WATCH. SCHOOL WILL BE DISMISSED
AT THE NORMAL HOUR AND BUS DRIVERS WILL FOLLOW REGULAR ROUTES USING DUE
A TORNADO WARNING IS ANNOUNCED:
(A TORNADO HAS ACTUALLY BEEN SIGHTED)
THE SUPERINTENDENT AND THE PRINCIPALS WILL RECEIVE THE WARNING.
THE PRINCIPAL OR HIS DESIGNEE WILL SOUND THE TORNADO SIGNAL IMMEDIATELY.
THE TORNADO SIGNAL CONSISTS OF A SERIES OF LONG BLASTS ON THE BELL
ALL STUDENTS AND STAFF WILL IMMEDIATELY PROCEED TO TORNADO ALERT
AREAS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TORNADO PLAN POSTED IN EACH ROOM.
THE CUSTODIAL STAFF WILL CLOSE ALL VAULTS AND SECURE ALL RECORDS.
ALL STUDENTS AND STAFF WILL ASSUME A CURLED POSITION TO PROTECT THEIR
EYES AND HEADS ONCE IN THE TORNADO ALERT AREA.
ALL TEACHERS WILL TAKE ROLL AND NOTIFY THE PRINCIPAL IF SOMEONE IS
THE PRINCIPAL OR HIS DESIGNEE WILL IMMEDIATELY ORGANIZE A SEARCH IF
SOMEONE IS MISSING.
ALL QUALIFIED PERSONNEL WILL RENDER FIRST AID AS NECESSARY.
STUDENTS AND STAFF WILL NOT RETURN TO THEIR CLASSROOMS UNTIL THE
PRINCIPAL OR HIS DESIGNEE DECLARES IT SAFE TO DO SO.
SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO LEAVE ON THEIR BUS ROUTES AS
LONG AS A TORNADO WARNING IS IN EFFECT.
IF THERE IS NO WARNING BUT A TORNADO IS SIGHTED APPROACHING THE SCHOOL, ALL
IF TIME PERMITS, GO TO INTERIOR HALLWAY.
IF TIME DOES NOT PERMIT, GET INTO THE SAFEST AREA OF YOUR CLASSROOM (THE
INSIDE WALL FARTHEST AWAY FROM DOORS AND WINDOWS).
AVOID WINDOWS, AUDITORUIMS, GYMNASUIMS, OR OTHER STRUCTURES WITH SIDE
GET UNDER ANY HEAVY FURNITURE AVAILABLE.
ASSUME A CURLED POSITION SO PROTECT YOUR HEAD AND EYES.
IF THERE IS NO WARNING, BUT A TORNADO IS SIGHTED APPROACHING YOUR BUS:
BUS DRIVERS WILL DRIVE AT RIGHT ANGLES AWAY FROM THE PATH OF THE TORNADO.
STUDENTS WILL OPEN WINDOW AND TAKE PROTECTIVE POSITIONS.
IF A DITCH, TUNNEL, OR OTHER RELATIVELY SAFE AREA IS AVAILABLE, BUS DRIVERS
WILL UNLOAD STUDENTS THERE AND WILL ASSUME PROTECTIVE POSITIONS.
WHAT IS EXPECTED OF PROFESSIONALS
Attend pep rallies, assemblies, etc., and supervise student conduct.
Attend some extra-curricular events after working hours. (Work gate/door when called upon)
Get involved as a club sponsor or co-sponsor.
If you have an area in which students may be interested and wish to sponsor an activity please consult with the
principal prior to establishing a club. The principal’s permission is required to do so.
Arrive at school by 7:40 am, and be in assigned area by 7:45 am.
Be in assigned areas between classes.
Workday ends at 2:55PM
Please reserve Wednesday afternoons for faculty or departmental meetings.
Fulfill your responsibilities on extra-duty schedule.
Model appropriate work habits for students.
CARE OF FACILITIES:
Keep room clean and orderly.
Supervise restroom(s) and hall in assigned area.
Close and lock all windows/doors when leaving for the day. (Blinds should be closed)
No teacher should leave a student in his/her classroom to do work without a teacher's supervision.
Check desk daily for damage.
Check lockers you assigned to students once a month for posters, etc.
Teachers are expected to be with their students at all times. Telephone calls should be made/received during
planning time. Exceptions will be made for emergency calls.
Establish challenging academic standards for your students.
Establish clearly defined behavior expectations with consequences and stick to them.
Provide instruction for varied learning styles.
Teach children not textbooks or subjects
Keep students awake and on task.
Make learning exciting and fun.
Seek innovative ways to maximize learning.
Lesson plans should be maintained for presentation to an administrator at an observation and for your substitute
in the event of an absence.
Clear all purchases according to school policy, all moneymaking projects must be cleared with the principal.
Follow county/school policy. Trips must be justified in terms of educational value.
Maintain discipline in accordance with school policies.
Teachers are to supervise the students assigned to them for the entire time they are assigned to them. Do not
leave them unsupervised at any time except for an emergency. Even then an effort should be made to
Notify your evaluator of any courses taken, trips made, workshops attended.
Contact your evaluator regarding absences.
HOLDING CLASSES OUTSIDE OF CLASSROOM:
Get prior approval from an administrator.
Must be appropriate/relevant.
All teachers occupy professional positions. Teachers are not expected to lower the standards of the
profession by dressing in a manner that is not appropriate. The same applies to workdays. Bermuda shorts,
gym shorts, tank tops, blue jeans, are examples of attire that is not acceptable.
Grade books documenting student progress are to be kept. You are encouraged to use the integrade