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									                                      Wy’east Middle School
                                      1112 SE 136th Avenue
                                      Vancouver, WA 98683
                                      360.604.6400
        Our Vision…
                                 Wy’east is a place where students:
              Are engaged as they challenge themselves to master high academic standards in a
               culture of cooperation and learning
              Are held accountable to clear and consistent behavior standards
              Want to be here and show it through respect for others while honoring our diversity
              Show respect for and pride in their school building

                                       Wy’east is a place where staff:
              Apply learning continuously to ensure that a diverse student population masters
               standards
              Collaborate within teams to develop consistent academic practices and expectations
              Hold each other accountable to the shared expectations we create
              Hold students accountable to clear and consistent behavior standards
              Work together with respect in a professional manner while honoring our diversity
              Plan challenging and engaging work for students in a positive, respectful and caring
               environment
              Welcome and involve families and the community
                   o By proactively communicating about students and events
                   o By offering a range of after school activities


                                       The School Day at Wy’east
Students are expected to move from one classroom to another immediately, using the restroom on the way to their
class. There are no scheduled passing times. Students will be considered tardy if they are waiting or visiting in the
halls between classes. All students must leave campus at 2:50 unless they are involved in an activity directly
supervised by a staff member.

 TH                                        TH                                     TH
6     GRADE                               7     GRADE                            8     GRADE


Period 1       8:15-9:25       CORE       Period 1      8:15 – 9:03   ELECTIVE   Period 1       8:15-9:25      CORE
Period 2       9:25-10:30      CORE       Period 2      9:03-9:50     ELECTIVE   Period 2       9:25 -10:30    CORE
Period 3       10:30-11:35     CORE       Period 3      9:50-10:55    CORE       Lunch          10:30- 11:00
Lunch          11:35 – 12:05              Period 4      10:55-12:05   CORE       Period 3       11:00-11:48    ELECTIVE
Period 4       12:05-1:15      CORE       Lunch         12:05-12:35              Period 4       11:48-12:35    ELECTIVE
Period 5       1:15-2:03       ELECTIVE   Period 5      12:35-1:40    CORE       Period 5       12:35- 1:40    CORE
Period 6       2:03-2:50       ELECTIVE   Period 6      1:40-2:50     CORE       Period 6       1:40-2:50      CORE



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Evergreen Public Schools ...................... http://schools.evergreenps.org
                                              Table of Contents

General Information
Office Staff and Phone Numbers .................................................................................... 2-3
Supply List ............................................................................................................................ 3
ASB & ID Cards, Attendance, Absences, Early Dismissal, Tardiness ............................... 4-5
Emergency School Closure, ................................................................................................. 5
Fees, Lost & Found, Meals, Medical Information, ................................................................. 6

Student Behavior Guidelines
Wy’east Middle School House Rules
  Showing Respect for School Community .......................................................................... 8
  Dress for Success ........................................................................................................ 9-10
Behavior Guidelines
  Disciplinary Actions .................................................................................................... 10-11
  Bus Rules, Bus Disciplinary Guidelines ..................................................................... 11-13
  Alcohol and Other Drugs ................................................................................................. 13
  Wy’east Building Rules .............................................................................................. 13-15
  Board Policy No.8900—Harassment ......................................................................... 16-17
  Criminal Offenses, Firearms or Weapons ....................................................................... 15
  District Offenses ........................................................................................................ 18-19

Student Life
  Media/ Library ............................................................................................................ 19-20

Wy’east Associated Student Body
 ASB Academic Requirements, Athletic Program ....................................................... 21-22
 ASB Council, Athletics—Requirements & Schedule ....................................................... 22
 Assemblies, Clubs and Organizations, Awards .............................................................. 23

Wy’east Parent Network ................................................................................................... 24
Guidelines for Secondary School Sanctions


Main Office ........... (All general calls and calls to teachers) ............ 604-6400

                    Debra Abston -- Payroll Secretary .................................................x7506
                    Christine Wiese -- ASB / Athletics / Fiscal Secretary .....................x6415
                    Main Office Secretary…………….. ................................................x7511

Attendance Office (A 24 hour line for Absences and Make-up work)                                            604-6405
           Andy Merilos -- Attendance Secretary



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Administrators ............................................................................... 604-6400
            Caroline Garrett -- Principal ........................................ 604-6420
            Joshua Johnson – Associate Principal …………………….x7501
            Lori Schaeffer – Associate Principal………………….. ..x7502

Counseling Center .......................................................................... 604-6410
                  Christine Matthias – Registrar
                  Kristjana Reese -- Counselor ........................................................x7543
                  Kim Wanke -- Counselor ...............................................................x7541
                  Tenneal Lujan – Intervention Specialist ....................... .................x7542

Wy’east FAX ............................................................................................... 604-6402

Evergreen Public Schools Closure Information ...................................... 604-3637




                           Supply List for 2010-2011
                           Individual teachers may ask for additional supplies.


Ruler – metric/standard                                     Handheld pencil sharpener (not
Scissors                                                    battery operated)
Glue stick                                                  Large eraser
Loose leaf notebook paper                                   Box of colored pencils
Black or blue pens                                          Black fine tip sharpie
3 Composition books                                         2 Highlighter pens (different colors)
3-Ring binder with dividers                                 2 Large boxes of tissue
2” Binder (for Science)                                     Ream of white copier paper
Basic calculator                                            Post-it notes (3x3)
Box of No. 2 pencils                                        ¼” Graph paper
Pen/pencil zipper case                                      Fort Vancouver Regional Library
                                                            card




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ASSOCIATED STUDENT BODY (ASB) CARDS
ASB Cards serve as ID cards and are required for participation in after school
sports and some extra-curricular activities. Cost is $15.00 and may be purchased
in the school office from the ASB secretary.

ID CARDS:
  Cards are provided free of charge for all students. They are issued at the
  beginning of the school year after pictures are taken.
  Only one I.D. card will be issued free. Replacements of ID/ASB cards cost
  $2.00 and may be purchased in the Media Center.


ATTENDANCE                 Attendance Office 24-hour phone line: ................... 604-6405
Pre-Arranged Absence: If you know in advance that your child will be absent,
  please send a note to the attendance office stating the reason for the
  absence and the dates the student will be gone. Your child will be given a
  pre-arranged absence form to take to each one of their teachers. This will
  help the student plan schoolwork that can be made up during the absence. If
  an absence other than emergency, medical, dental or illness is not pre-
  arranged, the absence will be considered unexcused.

Unplanned Absence: When your child returns to school after an unplanned
  absence, please send a note to the attendance office stating the name of
  the child, the child’s student number if known, the date of the absence,
  reason for the absence, the date the note was written, and your
  signature.


Excused Absences: Excused absences fall in one of these five categories.
   Illness
   Medical, dental, or mental health appointment.
   Reasonable request by parent (i.e., family emergencies, church activities)
   School related activities
   Out of School Suspension

Unexcused Absences:
Examples of unexcused absences (but not limited to):
   Babysitting
   Missing the bus
   Oversleeping

If no note is brought from home, your child will receive an unexcused admit slip.
  In these cases, he/she will be given three (3) school days to bring a note from
  home. Failure to bring a note during that time will result in the absence
  remaining unexcused.


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Early Dismissal
  If your child needs to be excused before the end of the school day, send a
     signed note stating the date, the time to be excused and the reason.
  He/she must take the note to the attendance office in the morning to receive
     an early dismissal pass.
  A parent must sign out the student at the attendance office before he/she
     leaves the building.


Tardiness
    Students are expected to move from one classroom to another
    immediately, using the restroom on the way to their class. There
    are no scheduled passing times. Students will be considered tardy
    if they are waiting or visiting in the halls between classes.
    Repeated tardies will be referred to an administrator.


ATTENDANCE 24-hour phone line - 604-6405

Late Arrival
    If your child comes to school late, he/she must sign in at the attendance desk
    before going to class. Please send a note explaining the reason for the
    tardiness.

Make-up Work
  1 or 2 Days Absent - Whenever classes are missed, it is the student’s
    responsibility to contact their teachers concerning make-up assignments. It
    is important that this is done the day the student returns to school to avoid
    falling behind. Any due dates should be determined at that time.
  3 or More Days Absent - On the third consecutive day of absence,
    schoolwork may be requested by calling the attendance office, 604-6405.
    The work will be made available 24 hours after receiving the request.
    Students absent for extended periods of time may request work in five-day
    blocks with homework returned for evaluation before more is issued
  School Related Absence- Students participating in activities that take them
    away from school such as field trips, sports, etc. are responsible for making
    up all assigned schoolwork. Arrangements with the teachers should be
    made in advance.

EMERGENCY INFORMATION
 Please inform the school of any changes in work or home phone number,
 address, or emergency contacts. This information is critical for notifying parents
 if an accident or illness occurs.




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EMERGENCY CLOSURE OF SCHOOL
The decision to close school, delay starting, or shorten the school day shall be
made by the Superintendent after reviewing road conditions with the Assistant
Superintendent. Announcements will be made on the district website, local TV
and radio stations.
  No announcement will mean that schools will be operating on their regular
     schedule.

FEES
 There are material fees for some classes. Fees may be paid by cash or check
 in the activity office. Students who have difficulty paying fees should see an
 administrator or counselor.

LOST AND FOUND
 The school is not responsible for losses. Valuable items should be left at home.
 Found articles should be turned in to the main office. Please leave all valuables
 at home.


MEAL PRICES FOR 2010-2011

Breakfast: $1.10     Lunch: $2.00        Reduced Lunch: $0.40

Students use a personal identification number to pay for
school meals. Please deposit cash or checks made out
to Wy’east Middle School into the student’s lunch
account. Students are reminded when their accounts are
getting low. We are unable to give change to students
from their accounts.

Free and reduced price lunch application forms are available in the front office.




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MEDICAL

   Illness: A student who is ill or injured may get a hall pass to the office. If we
       feel that the student should not return to class after, 15 minutes parents
       will be contacted so the student may go home.
   Immunizations: A student must prove certain immunizations prior to school
     admission. The immunization must include polio, diphtheria, whooping
     cough, tetanus, and measles.
   Medical Problems: It is the parents’ responsibility to notify the school of
     any serious health problems (allergies, seizures, etc.) If the student
     has a life threatening illness, a medical plan and orders from the
     physician must be at school before the student may start school.

Students may not carry any medications, whether prescribed or over-the
counter at school.

   If the student must receive prescribed medication at school, the parent may
       request school personnel to store and administer the medication.
   To have students receive prescribed and over-the-counter medication at
       school from school personnel or by self-administration, the parent must
       complete a medication at school form.
  The form must be signed by a qualified licensed medical practitioner and
   provide the school written instructions for administering the medication.
  The prescribed medication must be appropriately labeled and be contained in
   the original “unaltered” pharmaceutical container.
  Any administration instructions printed upon the prescription container must
   coincide with those detailed in the written instructions.
  The printed name of the patient “on the container” for whom the drug was
   prescribed must be that of the student to be receiving the medication.
  All required forms must be completed for medication to be administered at
   school, reference RCW 28A.210.260.



Messages or deliveries for students:
To minimize classroom disruptions, gifts such as balloons, flowers, etc. will not
   be delivered during school hours. Due to potential allergies, latex
   balloons are not allowed at school.




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                          WY’EAST HOUSE RULES
IN THE HALLWAY, WY’EAST STUDENTS WILL:
     Walk on the right side of the halls
     Be considerate of self and others
     Use appropriate language and inside voices
     Only eat or drink in designated areas
     Respectfully follow adult instructions

IN THE COMMON AREAS, WY’EAST STUDENTS WILL:
      OFFICE:
          Enter when you have business or have been called down
          Wait patiently and quietly for your turn
          Respectfully follow adult instructions
      LIBRARY:
          Enter quietly, and use soft voices and appropriate language
          Sign in if you come with a pass
          Respectfully follow adult instructions
      ASSEMBLIES:
          Walk quietly, single file to and from assemblies, following your teacher
          Wait for directions on seating and dismissal
          Respectfully follow adult instructions
      LUNCHROOM:
          Enter on time and be seated until your section is called
          Remain seated and quietly visit with your friends
          All food and drink must be consumed while seated at a table
          Clean up after yourself
          Ask for a pass when you want to leave the lunchroom
          Respectfully follow adult instructions
      ENTRYWAY:
          Remove hats and hoods between the hours of 8:15 AM – 2:50 PM
          Go directly to the commons if you arrive before 8:10 AM
          Use inside voices and appropriate language
          Leave the building at 3:00 PM unless in an after school activity
          Respectfully follow all adult instructions

In the CLASSROOM, WY’EAST students will:
     Be Punctual
     Be Prepared
     Be Positive
     Be Polite
     Participate

WY’EAST students will follow our DRESS CODE:
   Wear clothing appropriate for school
   Wear clothing safe for our school environment




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     RESPECT shows in what we wear to school. At Wy’east Middle School, we
                           “Dress for Success!”

    Clothing must not disrupt or interfere with the learning environment (such as
      outfits that are too revealing or suggestive).

    Clothing should cover your body even when you are sitting, bending over to pick-
      up something off the floor, or reaching for something above your head.

   Your choice of clothing should:
     Promote a safe, non-threatening learning environment.
     Permit freedom of movement without needing to be held up or pulled down.


   Your choice in clothing should not:
         Distract from the educational process.
         Make others feel uncomfortable.
         Exhibit images that are rude, offensive, and/or promote illegal behavior


Girls:
            Underwear (including bra straps) should not be visible at any time
            Tops and shirts must completely cover the chest, tummy, back and shoulders.
            Pants, skirts and shorts must be worn at the waist, with no rolled down waist bands
            Shorts, skirts and dresses must cover at least half of the upper leg from hip to knee.
            No off the shoulder or strapless clothing is allowed. Tank tops are permitted if the
             strap covers bra straps.
            Tops must cover the waistband of pants, shorts or skirts with no tummy or back
             visible.
            No sheer or see-through fabrics
            No cleavage should be showing at any time

Boys:
            No oversized shirts or tank tops
            No muscle shirts or undershirts
            Underwear should not be visible at any time
            Clothing must fit appropriately

Both:
            Pants must be worn at the waist – no sagging.
            No alcohol, drug, tobacco advertising on clothing or jewelry
            Attire that endangers personal safety such as jewelry, apparel, pins, spikes, wallet
             chains, dog collars etc. and patches or colors that promote gangs, drugs, profanity,
             racism, slander, or intimidation are not permitted.


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      Proper footwear must be worn at all times. High platforms, slippers, and other
       footwear that causes a safety concern are not allowed at school.
      No pajamas
      No trench coats
      No head coverings from 8:15 – 2:50 PM. (Any object or material, which covers any
       portion of the head above the neck. This includes caps, hats, picks, hoods,
       bandannas, “do-rags”, plastic hair bags, headscarves, veils, sun visors, and
       sweatbands. *Specific student concerns may be granted variances by the
       administration.)

Dress code violations:

1st offense – Parent notification and verbal warning issued. Review of dress code with
administrator or security. Student will be asked to arrange for a change of clothing prior to
returning to class. Loaner clothing may be available.
2nd offense – Parent notification and after-school detention. Student will be asked to
arrange for a change of clothing prior to returning to class. Loaner clothing may be
available.

3rd offense – parent conference and discipline which may include out of school suspension.
Student will be asked to arrange for a change of clothing prior to returning to class. Loaner
clothing may be available.

DISCIPLINE

To keep our school safe and to promote a learning environment, disciplinary
actions may be taken by school officials. Discipline is meant to help students
learn how to make positive changes in their behavior. Depending upon the
seriousness of the behavior problem, one or more of the following actions may
be taken by school officials:

Student/Parent Conference – This is an informal talk with an administrator or
 security staff about minor misbehavior. Parents may be included in the
 conference.

Lunch Detention- Students may be assigned detention during their lunch time
in room 365. Students will be asked to sit quietly and eat or do class work during
this time.

After School Detention – Students may be assigned detention on Tuesdays or
Thursdays from 3:00 – 4:15. Students will be asked to follow detention rules, and
work quietly. An activities bus is available for students who ride a bus.




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Saturday School - Saturday School may be assigned in lieu of suspension in
 an effort to avoid missing a school day. Missing an assigned Saturday School
 may lead to suspension.

In School Suspension (ISS) – An administrator may assign a student to ISS for
  a given period. Students are expected to work on their assignments or the
  work assigned by the ISS instructor. Students who fail to behave according to
  ISS expectations may be suspended.

Short-term Suspension – The student is excluded from school and related
 activities for up to 10 days. Parents will be notified of the action taken and it
 will be recorded in the student discipline file.

Long-term Suspension - The student is excluded from school and related
 activities for more than 10 days. Parents are advised of their right to appeal
 the suspension by contacting the district office in writing within the specified
 timeline.

 Expulsion An expulsion includes the removal of a student from school and any
  district facility. The student and his/her legal guardian will be notified of the
  pending expulsion and information about his/her rights under due process will
  be explained. The student will be advised of district alternatives
For complete information on due process procedure, contact your school
administrator. Please refer to the Guidelines for Secondary School
Sanctions at the end of this handbook.


Bus Rules (WAC 392-19~S-035)

The driver is in full charge of the bus and pupils. The pupils must obey the
  driver promptly and willingly.
Pupils shall ride their regularly assigned bus at all times, unless permission has
  been granted by the school authorities.
Unless by written permission of school authorities, no pupil shall be permitted to
  leave the bus except at his/her regular stop.
Each pupil may be assigned a seat in which he/she will be seated at all times.
Outside of ordinary conversation, classroom conduct must be observed.
Pupils are to assist in keeping the bus clean. Pupils must not throw articles out
  the windows. Eating is usually not allowed.
No pupil will smoke, chew tobacco, spit, or light matches on a bus.
No pupil shall open a window on the bus without first getting permission from the
  bus driver.
No pupil shall at any time extend his head, hands, or arms out the windows,
  whether the bus in motion or standing still.


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Pupils must see that they have nothing in their possession, which may cause
  injury to another, such as break-able containers, firearms.
No animal, dead or alive, is permitted on the bus except "seeing eye" dogs.

Each pupil must see that personal belongings are kept out of the aisle, lap held
   articles only.
No pupil will be allowed to talk to the driver more than is necessary.
No pupil shall sit in the driver's seat, nor shall any pupil be to the immediate left
   or right of the driver.
Pupils are to remain seated while the bus is in motion.
Pupils must leave the bus in an orderly manner. They must not cross the
   highway until given consent by the driver.
Pupils must cross the highway only in front of the school bus and never behind
   it.
Pupils must not stand or play in the roadway while waiting for the bus.
Pupils should arrive at the bus stop five (5) minutes before the bus is due to
   arrive.
The pupils at the bus loading area should exercise self-discipline. Pupils should
   refrain from pushing, hitting, and shoving other pupils.
Pupils are not to run errands between the bus stop and home.
In the event of an actual emergency, pupils must follow emergency exit
   procedures as established by the emergency exit drills.
School district will be reimbursed by pupils and/or parents for damage to school
   buses.
Misconduct on a bus will be sufficient reason to discontinue bus transportation


BUS DISCIPLINE GUIDELINES

Prior to a issuing a bus referral, the bus driver will have implemented multiple
interventions such as talking with the student, have the student review the bus
rules, assigning a seat, etc.

If a student refuses to give his/her name or gives an incorrect name, the incident
will be treated as a 2nd bus referral.

If the student persists, the bus driver will issue a referral. The school will:
        1st Bus Referral - Student will be given a warning and parents notified.
        2nd Bus Referral- loss of ridership for 5 days (1 week) and parents notified.
        3rd and subsequent Bus Referrals - loss of ridership for one month to
            entire year.

Should the incident qualify as a "gross misconduct" listed below, step #1 and #2
above will be bypassed and school suspension will be added to the loss of
ridership.


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             Intimidation/Bullying
             Fighting/Abuse
             Drug & Alcohol Issues
             Criminal Act
             Repeated Violations

If the parent has further concerns, please contact the school administrator at
604-6400.


Alcohol and other Drugs
Evergreen School District 114 recognizes that the use of alcohol and other drugs
is harmful and negatively impacts students’ health and education. Therefore
school district policy prohibits the unlawful possession (includes under the
influence), use, or distribution of illicit drugs or what is purported to be an illicit
drug (look-alike), tobacco, alcohol, or any substance used for mood-altering,
intoxicating effect on school premises or as a part of any school activities. Policy
further prohibits the possession of drug paraphernalia intended or designed for
use, storage, or distribution of any controlled substance and/or illicit drug except
to the extent authorized by a dentist/physician. Violation of Evergreen School
District’s policy relating to alcohol and other drugs will result in disciplinary
sanctions including suspension or expulsion compliance with this policy is
mandatory. School administrators will notify parents and make a referral to law
enforcement personnel for the prosecution of students who violate alcohol and
other drug laws.
The district maintains a current listing of alcohol and other drug counseling and
treatment services. We will assist students and adults in accessing appropriate
services. Anyone seeking information regarding alcohol and other drug
counseling, intervention, treatment and support is encouraged to contact the
building Intervention Specialist.


AFFECTION - Excessive public display of affection is not appropriate anywhere
  on campus.
ANIMALS - Animals are not allowed at school without permission of school
  authorities.
BICYCLES - Students may ride their bikes to school. However, bikes are not to
  be ridden on campus at any time. Please lock your bike in the bike racks
  provided.

CELL PHONES – Phones are not to be used, seen or heard during school
 hours, 8:15 AM -2:50 PM. Phones must be off and should be kept in
 backpacks rather than in pockets. Students who use their phone during school
 hours will be subject to discipline.




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CHEATING – Cheating or plagiarism will not be allowed under any
 circumstances. Disciplinary action will be taken.

CLASSROOM VISITATIONS – Visitations by non-Wy’east students are not
 allowed. Parental visits to classrooms must be cleared through the classroom
 teacher and the appropriate administrator a minimum of twenty-four (24) hours
 before the planned visit.

CLOSED CAMPUS - Evergreen middle schools have a closed campus policy.
 Once on campus students are not to leave school without permission. High
 school and middle school students are not to be on elementary campuses until
 4:30 p.m. unless prearranged with the elementary principal.


DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR - Jewelry, apparel, signing, or colors that promote
  involvement with gangs, illegal substances/actions, or inappropriate
  language/actions are not permitted and will result in disciplinary action being
  taken.

LUNCH TIME / FOOD – Food is to remain in the Commons. The Computer
 Labs, Technology Education, Science Labs, Media Center, and Halls are all
 off-limits for food and drinks. Students must stay in the Commons during the
 lunch period. The rest of the campus is off limits. A supervised recess break
 on the track may be given, weather permitting. Students must stay within sight
 of the supervisor on the track.

LOCKERS - We no longer routinely issue lockers to all students. Parents may
request a locker for their student through the attendance secretary. Lockers are
school property and may be searched at any time. Students are advised not to
share lockers and we ask that valuable items are left at home.

SELLING - Students may not sell any items at school unless it is a school-
 sponsored event.

SKATEBOARDS, ROLLERBLADES, & SCOOTERS –Students, who ride
 skateboards, rollerblades, or scooters to school must walk them from the
 parking lot street entrance or from the track, take them to parent requested
 storage locker prior to 8:10 for storage, pick them up at 2:50 and walk them
 back to the parking lot street entrance or to the track. Students are not
 allowed to operate motorized vehicles on campus.


TRUANCY/UNAUTHORIZED ABSENCE FROM CLASS – Daily attendance is
 required unless the student is ill or excused for a medical, dental, or pre-
 arranged absence. Students who are truant will be subject to disciplinary
 action.



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FORGERY: Writing false or misleading information to school officials.
      GAMBLING: Participation in games of chance for the purpose of
 exchanging money.
      MALICIOUS MISCHIEF/VANDALISM: Physical damage to property
 belonging to someone else.
      RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT: Conduct, which creates substantial risk
 of physical injury to another person.
      ROBBERY: Stealing by force or threat of force.
      THEFT/LARCENY: Taking anything that belongs to someone else without
 the permission of the owner.
      TRESPASS: Entering and/or remaining on property without authorized
 permission. Students returning to the school campus, without administrative
 approval, while on suspension are subject to additional suspension days and/or
 arrest.
      VANDALISM: Intentional destruction of materials belonging to others.
      WEAPONS: The possession of weapons or items intended to produce
 bodily harm is prohibited.
      28A.635.100 "INTIMIDATING ANY ADMINISTRATOR, TEACHER,
 CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE, OR STUDENT BY THREAT OF FORCE OR
 VIOLENCE UNLAWFUL." It shall be unlawful for any person, singly or in
 concert with others, to intimidate by threat of force or violence any
 administrator, teacher, classified employee, or student of any common school
 who is in the peaceful discharge or conduct of his or her duties or studies.(1900
 c 33 § 541, 1988 c 2 § 2;1971 c 45 § 4. Formerly RCW 28A.87.231.OTHER
 CRIMINAL ACTS AS DEFINED BY LAW: Refer to the Revised Code of
 Washington.

 FIREARMS OR WEAPONS

It is prohibited for any person to carry onto school premises, school
transportation or areas of facilities being used for school purposes, any firearms,
dangerous weapons as defined by RCW 9.41.250, devices commonly known as
“nun-chu-ka sticks”, “throwing stars”, or any air gun. All school district premises
shall be considered a “GUN FREE ZONE”.

Regulations/Procedures:

Any student found to be in violation of the prohibition against firearms contained
 in this policy shall be expelled, subject to applicable due process. Any student
 found to be in violation of any prohibition in the policy other than the “firearms”
 prohibition may be expelled, subject to applicable due process.
The School District will notify law enforcement authorities and the student’s
 parent or guardian of any allegation or indication of violation of this policy.



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             Exceptions:
            A person engaged in law enforcement or authorized school district security activities.
            A person involved in a showing, demonstration, or lecture of firearms safety course authorized by
            school authorities in which the firearms of collectors or instructors are handled or displayed
            .A person who possesses dangerous weapons to be used in martial arts classes authorized to be
              conducted on school premises.
            A person who possesses a firearm or air gun competition approved by the school or school
              district.
            A person who has been issued a license under RCW 9.41.070, only while picking up or dropping
              off a student.
            A person legally in possession of a firearm or dangerous weapon that is secured within an
              attended vehicle while conducting legitimate business at the school.
            A person who is in lawful possession of an unloaded firearm, secured in a vehicle while
              conducting legitimate business at the school.
            Any law enforcement officer of the federal, state, or local government.



            Evergreen School District No. 114

Board Policy No. 8900

Harassment
The Evergreen School District is committed to maintaining an environment that is free of discrimination and malicious
harassment. In keeping with this commitment, the Evergreen School District will not tolerate discriminatory and/or
malicious or insensitive harassment of Evergreen School District employees, volunteers, parents, or students by anyone,
including administrators, supervisors, co-workers, patrons, visitors, or students.

Harassment consists of unwelcome conduct, whether verbal, physical, or visual, that is based upon a person’s national
origin, age, disability, sex, race, or any other protected group status. Harassment also includes any other malicious or
insensitive conduct of a severe or pervasive nature toward any other person. Harassment can occur adult to student,
student to adult, student-to-student, adult-to-adult, male to female, female to male, male-to-male, female to female. The
Evergreen School District will not tolerate harassing work performance, that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive
work or educational environment, or otherwise substantially interferes with an individual’s educational or work experience
and opportunities within the District. In addition, the Evergreen School District will not tolerate harassment of or retaliation
or reprisal against any person who makes, or provides information during the investigation of, a harassment complaint.



Sexual Harassment
The Board of Directors seeks to provide an environment within the Evergreen School District that is free from all types of
discrimination, including sexual harassment. Sexual harassment can occur adult to student, student to adult, student-to-
student, adult-to-adult, male to female, female to male, male-to-male, and female-to-female.

Any staff member, student or other person who has been found, after appropriate investigation, to have sexually harassed
a District employee, volunteer, parent, or student will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including discharge (for an
employee), expulsion (for a student), or other appropriate sanctions permitted under applicable state and federal laws and
consistent with applicable collective bargaining agreements.

The District pledges to investigate promptly any complaint received and to take immediate and appropriate corrective
action where warranted.

A. Definitions



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    1. Sexual harassment is defined to include (but may not be limited to) the following types of behavior:
      a.     Unwelcome and unwanted attention of a sexual nature (degrading comments, proposition, jokes, tricks, etc.)
or because of the recipient’s gender.
      b.     The threat, suggestion or innuendo that an employee’s job or advancement, assignment, salary, etc., or a
student’s grade or access to educational opportunities depends on tolerance of or submission to sexual demands.
      c.     Any unwelcome and unwanted sexual contact with a supervisor, co-worker, student, or District employee.
      d.     Creation of a hostile, intimidating, or offensive work environment by any word or action of a sexual nature or
because of the recipient’s gender.
      e.     Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, sexually motivated physical contact, or other verbal
or physical conduct or communication of a sexual nature if:
             (1) Submission to that conduct or communication is made a term or condition, either explicitly or implicitly, of
obtaining an education or employment.
             (2) Submission to or rejection of that conduct or communication by an individual is used as a factor in
decisions affecting that individual’s education or employment; or
             (3) That conduct or communication has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual’s
educational or work performance, or of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational or work environment.


                          NO ONE has the right to harass you.
  You do have the right to say “NO” and the right to EXPECT to be taken seriously. if it
               does not stop, TELL AN ADULT- a teacher, a counselor,
               an administrator, a secretary, a custodian or your parent.



  EQUAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES AND NONDESCRIMINATION
                          #3210

The Evergreen School District No. 114 complies with all federal rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the
basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or disability. This holds true for all students who are interested in participating in
educational programs and/or extracurricular school activities. Inquiries regarding compliance procedures may be directed
to the school district Title IX/RCW 28A.640 Officer and/or Section 504 coordinator.

    Sex Discrimination in Recreational and Athletic Activities
           Title IX/RCW 28A.640 Officer:
           Bruce Nashif: (360) 604-4000

    Handicapped and Special Education Students
           Section 504 Coordinator:
           Donna Goodwin: (360) 604-4000

    Discrimination Because of Race, Sex, Creed, Marital Status, Color, National Origin
            Human Resources Department: (360) 604-4000

    Copies of the foregoing policies and procedures are available for reading in each school library, in the office of each
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building principal, or at the district’s administrative offices, located at 13501 NE 28 Street, Vancouver, WA. Information
about these or other policies may be obtained by calling (360) 604-4005.




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                              DISTRICT OFFENSES

Students are subject to discipline for conduct while traveling to and from school,
at school sponsored events, and while off campus during regular school hours.
Since these problems may violate state law, school officials may need to notify
the appropriate authorities.


DEFIANCE: Students must obey the lawful and reasonable instruction of
 Evergreen School District personnel.

DISRUPTIVE CONDUCT: Disruption of the educational process is any activity
 that interferes, distracts, obstructs, and/or restricts learning procedures, and on-
 going school building operations. Past disruptive events that have been
 prohibited include throwing snowballs (except in designated areas), gang
 signing, use of skateboards and skates, and use of water toys.

FIGHTING: Physical conflict, or the instigation of fights, is prohibited.

HARASSMENT/INTIMIDATION: Threats or verbal abuse to students or staff will
 not be permitted including racial, sexual, ethnic, or religious remarks of a
 derogatory, defamatory nature whether directed to an individual or a group.

HAZING: All unauthorized initiations or act of initiation are forbidden.

INAPPROPRIATE DRESS AND APPEARANCE: Dress and appearance must
  not present health and safety hazards or cause disruption.

POSSESSION OF DRUGS/PARAPHERNALIA: Use/possession/sale/delivery of
 alcohol, controlled substances, mood drugs, (or purported drugs), or
 paraphernalia are not permitted on school grounds. A student shall not possess
 drug paraphernalia, nor possess or be under the influence (however slight) of
 alcoholic beverages, controlled substances, non-prescribed drugs, mood
 altering drugs or substances.

                  ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE FOR
         STUDENTS WHO WISH TO QUIT USING DRUGS/ALCOHOL.

REFUSAL TO IDENTIFY SELF: All students, upon request must identify
 themselves to school district personnel in the school building, on school
 property, or at school sponsored events.

REPEATED VIOLATIONS: Students who repeatedly violate school rules will be
subject to more rigorous disciplinary action.




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SALES: All students, classes, and clubs must have ASB approval to sell items
 and/or fund raise on campus. Sale of personal items is not allowed.

TARDINESS: All students are expected to attend classes or other school
 activities on time.

TOBACCO: Students are not permitted to possess, sell, smoke, or use tobacco
 on school property, including in vehicles, in school buildings, or at school-
 sponsored events. Tobacco use is defined as the use of any pipe cigar,
 smokeless tobacco, cigarette, or any other smoking equipment, or the chewing
 or sniffing of a tobacco product (this includes tobacco look-a-likes). These rules
 apply to all students in the Evergreen School District, grades K-12. Possession
 or use of tobacco will result in suspension.

                      ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE FOR
                    STUDENTS WHO WISH TO QUIT USING
                               TOBACCO.

TRUANCY/SKIPPING: Daily and punctual attendance of all students is required
 in accordance with state laws and school district policy. Students must attend
 regularly scheduled classes unless officially excused.

VERBAL ABUSE: All students are expected to use reasonable communication
 standards with school district staff, and to appropriately and respectfully
 express themselves.

VULGARITY/PROFANITY: Expressions of indecency, lewdness will not be
 tolerated. Communicating with others by using foul, inappropriate language is
 not allowed.


Ms. Neulist
Teacher-Librarian                                               Media Specialist

 Wy’east Media collection includes 11,000 plus Titles for students to check out
                    or use for research for class assignments.
Students can check out 5 items (including one magazine, audio book, and
educational video)
Students are responsible for returning books on time.
 Overdue reminders are sent after 4 weeks due to Language Art teachers to be
given to students, as a courtesy.
Fine slips are issued for overdue items, past five weeks, from the front office with
  student signature filed in the front office. Fines are calculated by the
  replacement cost of the item, plus a processing fee and the state sales tax.
Fines are posted on Family Access so any family member can check their child’s
status.



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                                   POLICIES
Students are always required to have a pass during class time, unless
 accompanied by an adult.
One pass per student is required.
Drop-in Computers: Students with a pass from the classroom teacher can use
 the library computers for academic assignments. The media center’s
 computers are in high demand both for classes and make-up work.
Students may choose to come to the library during their lunch to check out
 books or use the computers for academic assignments. Students who choose
 to use the computers for personal projects that are not for school will be asked
 to leave the library computers, and may lose the privilege of accessing the
 computers in the future.

The library is also open before and after school and students do not need a
 pass.
See: Internet Use in the Wy’east Computer Labs in Mrs. Parkison’s section.
      Same guidelines apply in the library when students are using the
      computers.
Printing
 Computer printouts are limited to 3 copies per student. Additional printing will
 be charged 10 cents a page.
 Library staff is willing and available to help students minimize size of
 documents for printing. For example: Powerpoints are usually dropped into
 Teacher’s group share folders. Students do not need to print these as they are
 for presentation purposes. However, if they want an outline, we can show them
 how to print more than one slide on a page, thus minimizing the use of paper
 and ink.

Online database services:
Due to reduction in Budgets for 2009-2010 school year, the media center has
reduced its database services. It is imperative that students obtain a Fort
Vancouver Library Card. We will use the public library databases from school for
students’ research.

Wy’east Library databases for 2009-2010 school year:

Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia

ProQuest
 (Magazines, newspapers, current events, and money)
 Culture Grams
 eLibrary

                       Wy’east Media Center Website
                    wye.egreen.wednet.edu/media/index.htm


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Mrs. Parkison                                          Technology Teacher

The Wy'east computer labs provide students with access to computers for
various instructional purposes. Students may visit the computer labs to work
on papers and projects in the same way that students have used the school
library. The school provides the computers, the ink, and the paper for
students to do their schoolwork. Students who choose to use the Computer
Lab for personal projects that are not for school will be ask to leave the lab
and may lose the privilege to access the lab.




INTERNET USE IN THE WY’EAST DROP-IN LAB
      Evergreen School District Network Code of Conduct states that:
The network will be used only to access educationally relevant material.
Students must have a specific assignment from their classroom teacher.
Network use is closely monitored in the lab.




WY’EAST ASB ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

To participate in activities, sports or practice, a student must be in
attendance at least ½-day on the day of the activity, sport or practice.

ASB Council Programs
 Executive Council: Students elected to this position must have at least a 3.5
  GPA and maintain a 3.5 GPA during their term of office. If he/she drops
  below the standard, he/she will be placed on probation for a period of three
  weeks. During the probationary period the student is allowed to attend
  meetings but may not participate in any leading the meeting. If the student
  fails to raise their grades within the probationary period they may be
  removed from the team.




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                          Athletic Programs

Students participating in the athletic programs or activities
listed below shall have a minimum GPA of 2.0 and be
   maintaining a passing grade in all except one class
      (allowing for one failure), beginning the first letter grading period.
   Students entering middle school without an established GPA, or others not
      meeting these standards shall be monitored by the provisions outlined in
      these procedures.
   If a student is ineligible for a sport they will be placed on a probationary period.
      During this time it is the expectation that the student fulfill the above-
      mentioned standards. During the probationary period the student is allowed
      to practice with the team but may not participate in any competitions. If the
      student fails to raise their grades within the probationary period they may be
      removed from the team.

          Sports
          Football, Volleyball,
          Boys/Girls Basketball,
          Wrestling, Track,
          Cheerleading,
          Dance Team,
          Cross Country,
          Knowledge Bowl



       Activities/Clubs
       ASB Student Government (Executive Council), Art Club, Drama, Honor
       Society, Yearbook, History Day, Strategy Club, Pottery Club, Science
       Olympiad, Computer Club


              Athletic Director:                                    Mr. Johnson

Wy’east Middle School operates a competitive sports program for seventh and
eighth grade student athletes and the year is divided up into four sport seasons.
The sixth grade program is a combination of competitive sports and intramural
programs.
Competitive sports require that athletes be cleared with a physical, purchase an
ASB card, and show proof of insurance. Intramural activities will require the
purchase of an ASB card. For more information, please call 604-6415.

Sport schedules will be made available prior to the season.


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All athletic participants must purchase an ASB card, have an athletic clearance
(intramural does not require a physical), show proof of insurance and be in
attendance at least ½day the day of the practice or event. Both the ASB card
and athletic clearance form are available at the ASB window in the Student
Center.

The 2010/2011 User Fees for Athletics, Cheerleading and Dance Team is listed
below:

One Sport - $20.00         Two Sports - $40.00 maximum

Students on Free or Reduced Lunch:

One Sport - $10.00         Two Sports - $10.00




CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS
Clubs and organizations vary from year to year depending on student interest
and available advisors. A wide selection is offered each year to encourage
student participation in leisure activities. Activities offered last year were: Art
Club, Drama, History Day, Honor Society, International Club, Knowledge Bowl,
Math Counts, Pottery Club, Science Olympiad, Strategies Club, Wy’east
Computer Club, and Yearbook. Students need to look for posted notices of clubs
and other activities in the school newsletter and /or flier, the classroom, and in
the Student Center. School announcements may also be made.

Most practices/meetings occur on Tuesday and Thursdays from 2:35 p.m. to 3:45
p.m. An activity bus is provided for students. It leaves at 4:00 p.m. The student
needs to ask for a bus pass from the advisor or teacher to ride the bus home.




AWARDS
Throughout the year, students receive recognition for their
academic and extra-curricular involvement in the life of
Wy’east Middle School.

  GPA Awards
      Students who earn a GPA of 3.5 or more receive a
certificate for their GPA.
  Academic Letter Award




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    While at Wy’east, students who earn any 3 trimesters of a 3.5 or better GPA
         receive a Chenille letter “W”.
    Students who earn any 6 trimesters of a 3.5 or better GPA receive an
         Academic Excellence pin.
    Students who earn 8 trimesters of 3.5 or better GPA receive a Thunderbird
    medallion.


Smoke Signals, the school bulletin, will be published and mailed to parents
several times over the school year.


The Wy’east Parent Network
    The Wy’east Parent Network (WPN) exists to provide support to
    faculty, staff, and students, and to enhance communication
    between families and the school. Examples of support
    include purchasing books, teaching materials, and equipment
    which the school district is not able to provide; supporting
    field trips, including band and choir competition trips;
    providing direct teacher assistance, upon request; and
    coordinating volunteer school activities.

All parents are welcome as members of the Wy’east Parent
      Network. The WPN conducts its own fundraising
      activities to provide the support listed in the mission
      statement above. Please watch Schoolwires for meeting dates.




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Dear Student and Parent/ Guardian,
We know that clear expectations and guidelines help support
students as they learn and grow. We ask that you review the Wy’east
Student/Parent Handbook to familiarize yourself with school policies
and procedures.

You can also find the handbook on Schoolwires at:
http://schools.evergreenps.org/wyeastms/site/default.asp
under the For Students tab.


After you review the handbook, please sign this form and return to
your child’s teacher.

Thank you.

Parent Signature _______________________________________Date______

Student Signature ______________________________________Date______




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