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http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ OUR LADY OF THE LAKE PARISH SCHOOL This word document was downloaded from the website: http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, please remain this link information when you reproduce , copy, or use it. <a href='http://www.wordwendang.com/en'>word documents</a> 3520 NE 89th Street Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ Seattle, WA. 98115 Telephone: (206) 525 9980 FAX: (206) 523-2858 www.ollseattle.org Welcome Dear Parents and Students: The following pages help communicate how we can work together to have a school environment that is safe, organized and respectful. The Family Handbook is prepared for your use, to help answer questions you will have throughout the year. Please read it carefully now, and refer to it as needed. It is expected that each person will make a sincere effort to comply with the School's regulations, and that each family will support the Catholic nature of the School. Statements made herein reflect Archdiocesan as well as Our Lady of the Lake Parish School policy. This handbook should be considered as part of the family responsibilities at Our Lady of the Lake Parish School. This handbook may be amended at any time by the school commission and/or school administration. All changes to the handbook will be communicated to the families through the school’s family letter. Not all situations are described nor every question answered. The school administrators are available to answer questions and anxious to cooperate with you in any way possible. Please do not hesitate to ask questions and make suggestions as they occur. You may access the handbook on-line at the school web site – www.ollseattle.org. It is one of the intentions of The School Commission and principal to update policies as needed and to make these revisions known to parents via the family letter. Please note that this handbook can be updated or amended at any time. Thank you for all you do for your children. Vince McGovern Principal Our Lady of the Lake Parish School Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ THE MISSION The schools of the Archdiocese of Seattle, in communion with the Archbishop, in collaboration with parents, parish leadership, and the community, and in the service of teaching Gospel values and the faith of the Catholic Church, educate students in grades K to12 for leadership and service to the church and society through excellent religious, academic, and co-curricular programs that strive to be accessible to all. A CATHOLIC EDUCATION Through each of their programs, especially religious education, Catholic schools collaborate with parents as the primary educators of their children in faith, hope, and love. Supported by their parishes and communities, Catholic Schools educate the whole person – mind, heart, and spirit – by teaching, modeling, and instilling the teachings of the Gospel and of the Catholic faith. These teachings, expressed through sacraments, religious traditions, and lived example, foster in students an ethical and Christ-like way of life. By learning to value this way of life, students grow to respect the intrinsic dignity of each person and to serve as leaders in search of a just and peaceful society and church. THROUGH EXCELLENT RELIGIOUS, ACADEMIC, AND CO- CURRICULAR PROGRAMS The Catholic schools of the Archdiocese of Seattle develop the growth of each student toward his or her full potential by providing high quality instruction in all areas. Catholic schools offer programs designed to develop the spiritual, academic, artistic, athletic, and leadership potentials of their students. Catholic schools encourage and prepare students to attain high standards of achievement. All schools seek accreditation through an established process of review. Teachers receive certification from the State of Washington, and teachers of religion from the Archdiocese of Seattle. Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ THAT STRIVE TO BE ACCESSIBLE TO ALL Catholic schools of the Archdiocese of Seattle respect all students and strive to be accessible by: Providing tuition assistance for families with financial need. Serving a population that comprises the rich ethnic diversity of the Archdiocese. Providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Ensuring the viability of present schools. Opening new schools in under-served areas of the Archdiocese. Welcoming children who value a Catholic education, regardless of religious background, depending on space available. Approved by Archbishop Alex J. Brunett, June 18, 2002. Prayer Dear Lord, Just as Christ said: “Let the little children come unto me.” So too may we follow in His footstep to honor and serve the learners in our care. We thank you for the blessing of volunteers whose time, energy, and talents enrich our school and support our educational efforts. We ask for your wisdom as we work with the learners of our school. Help us understand their needs, share their challenges, and celebrate their progress. Guide our steps in this act of service as we strive to follow in the path of Christ as teachers, working with the learners , who are made in your image. Grant us wisdom and patience when they are needed. Help us see how best to support, without restricting. Bless our efforts with success. Amen Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ OLL School Mission Statement The school’s mission is to carry out the teaching ministry of Our Lady of the Lake Parish by providing an excellent K-8 school program that provides a strong academic foundation and encourages OLL graduates to live out the values of the Catholic faith. PHILOSOPHY Together with the parents, we will build on the individual talents and needs of each child. We believe that the formal education at Our Lady of the Lake Parish School: 1. Offers a strong basic education 2. Promotes lifetime learning 3. Is value-based in Catholic beliefs 4. Provides the atmosphere that fosters individual potential, self-sufficiency, and self-esteem 5. Provides the atmosphere that fosters the development of social interaction skills. Non-Discrimination Statement Our Lady of the Lake Parish School admits students of any sex, race, and color, national and ethnic origin and provides all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national and ethnic origins in administration or its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs and athletic and other school administered programs. School Accreditation The Western Association of Schools and Colleges and Western Catholic Educational Association accredit Our Lady of the Lake Parish School. As an elementary school fully accredited by the State of Washington and the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Our Lady of the Lake Parish School follows all Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ of the rules and regulations governing approval of private schools as required by Washington State Law: (RCW 28A, 02.201 and RCW 28A, 04.120 (4) and WAC 180-90-110 to 160) Our Lady of the Lake Parish School is a member of the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA), the Washington Federation of Independent Schools (WSFIS) and the Association for Supervision, Curriculum and Development (ASCD). Student Learning Expectations STUDENTS OF OUR LADY OF THE LAKE PARISH SCHOOL ARE: ACTIVE CATHOLIC/CHRISTIANS WHO: demonstrate a knowledge of Catholic doctrine demonstrate a respect and care for all of God’s creation demonstrate Catholic/Christian values demonstrate reverence for sacraments and liturgical celebrations find a sense of joy in life LIFE-LONG LEARNERS WHO: demonstrate mastery of basic academic subjects show a continuing curiosity and desire to learn use critical thinking and problem-solving skills techniques effectively are self-motivated demonstrate an ability to work independently and collaboratively use technology, research skills, and human resources to obtain information have acquired strong study and organization skills appreciate the fine arts EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATORS WHO: skillfully express themselves through writing demonstrate an ability to speak effectively competently express themselves in a clear, concise and creative manner listen and respond to the views of others SELF-AWARE INDIVIDUALS WHO: exhibit a strong sense of self-worth demonstrate the ability to make independent, critical decisions confidently approach challenges are able to set realistic goals show a respect for discipline and develop it within themselves Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ ACTIVE CITIZENS OF THE WORLD COMMUNITY WHO: apply Christian values in a multi-faceted complex, changing world show respect for physical and emotional health listen critically and empathetically to others' problems respect self and others' property, opinions, beliefs, rights, and cultures recognize needs of and participates in community service use interpersonal skills to promote a peaceful world demonstrate compassion towards others SCHOOL RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES Students' Rights I have the right to be happy, to express myself and to be treated with understanding at school. I have the responsibility not to laugh at others or hurt their feelings. I have the right to be safe at school. I have the responsibility to keep my hands and feet to myself, and to follow school rules. I have the right to hear and be heard in school. I have the responsibility to listen to others and wait my turn to be heard. I have the right to quiet times to learn and study at school. I have the responsibility to be respectful of other peoples' quiet time and to complete my assignments. I have the right to use learning materials. I have the responsibility to respect property and materials. I have the right to enjoy playing safely on the playground. I have the responsibility to follow school / safety rules on the playground. Student Responsibilities It is the students' responsibility to: actively participate in the educational program of the school, help maintain an orderly learning environment throughout the school, and in no way deprive other students of their right to a positive learning Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ environment. In order to accomplish these objectives, the student will observe the following standards of behavior: 1. Model Christ's teachings about love for one's neighbor in all interactions with others. 2. Arrive at school on time; in proper attire, and prepared with all necessary books and supplies. 3. Obey all school rules. 4. Behave in a respectful and friendly manner toward all school personnel, volunteers and visitors. 5. Respect all property including books, desks, bathrooms, school buildings and playgrounds. 6. Oppose behavior in students whose behavior does not conform to these standards. 7. Use acceptable and appropriate language. 8. Act honestly. Parent / Guardian Responsibilities Since the greatest influence, by far, on a child's thinking and behavior is his/her Parents/Guardians, the school depends heavily on the active support in attaining its discipline goals. It is the Parent's/Guardian's responsibility to encourage a positive attitude toward learning in their child, and to guide the child in becoming a responsible, caring human being. Parents/Guardians are asked to: 1. Support the spiritual development of your child by attending Sunday Mass together weekly, or if non-Catholic, attending weekly services of your own faith. 2. Foster in your child a Christ-like concern for all classmates; their feelings and reputations. 3. Send your child(ren) to school on time and in proper attire. 4. Uphold the rules and policies of the school. 5. Support the authority of school personnel by not criticizing or questioning their judgment in the presence of children. 6. Consult the teacher or Principal before forming a final opinion regarding any situation in which the child seems to be treated unfairly. 7. Take personal responsibility for your child before and after school as well as at any and all school or social functions. 8. Be available for conferences. 9. Assist your child to establish a specified time and place to complete homework 10. Seek professional counseling and/or diagnostic evaluation when recommended by school personnel. Teacher Responsibilities It is the teacher's responsibility to educate students in a manner that ensures not only intellectual growth, but their spiritual and emotional growth as well. Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ Teacher responsibilities are: 1. Maintain an atmosphere, which ensures each student's right to educational and personal growth without fear of intimidation or criticism of others. 2. Provide academic instruction appropriate and challenging to students. 3. Help students develop pride in their school based on respect for themselves and others. 4. Encourage positive choices with regard to school rules. 5. Foster respect for all students, school staff and parent volunteers. 6. Deal promptly and consistently with any unchristian behavior. 7. Keep Parents/Guardians and Principal informed about the behavior and academic performance of students. Our Lady of the Lake Parish School Volunteer Hours Policy – Grades K-8 PLEASE READ VOLUNTEER HANDBOOK ATTACHED TO THE BACK OF THIS HANDBOOK. THE POLICIES ARE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY. Our Lady of the Lake Parish School is part of a very active parish community and both the school and parish need volunteers to complete many tasks throughout the year. Washington State Patrol checks are required to be on file for all volunteers who supervise students without a staff member in the room. These must be on file in the Parish Office. The Volunteer Hours Program is an effort to: - Build and foster community - Keep tuition / fees as affordable as possible - Encourage Parents/Guardians to become involved in their child's education Parents/Guardians will be provided with a list of the majority of volunteer positions needed for the school year. This MUST BE COMPLETED AND RETURNED TO COMPLETE REGISTRATION This list is not exhaustive; other volunteer activities are appropriate. It is hoped, however, that this list will maximize opportunities to become involved in activities in which families are interested and which accommodate their family schedule. The Parents' Club Volunteer Chairperson is available to answer any inquiries about the Volunteer Hour Policy. Twenty-five (25) hours may be spent on parish activities and 25 hours on school activities. The parish hours may be completed with service to the parish or the services rendered as a volunteer to one of the Social Ministry groups listed in the parish Red Book (position adopted by Parish Council October 19, 2000). Parents with children in Preschool and Pre-K are invited and encouraged to Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ volunteer. It is the responsibility of each Parent/Guardian to seek out and fulfill their annual volunteer hour requirement. If extenuating circumstances occur, please contact the school Principal. The volunteer hours are accumulated from during the course of the school year (August – June). Parents/Guardians confirm their volunteer participation by submitting a brief statement to the Parents' Club Volunteer Coordinator describing the task performed, the date and number of hours served. Usually this is written on the monthly calendars and returned to school at the end of each month. In February, families in arrears of hours will receive a status report which reflects the number of volunteer hours that have been reported, as well as a statement of the family's financial responsibility for hours not fulfilled or hours not reported. Parents/Guardians will be asked to sign the following statement regarding their volunteer hours commitment: “Active parent involvement in fund-raising is a high expectation at Our Lady of the Lake Parish School. It is imperative that we all take an active part in fund-raising. I agree to volunteer 36 hours of time over the course of the school year per family. I am aware that half of these hours must be donated to school or school related projects and that half might be at-large parish involvement. I do realize that if I cannot fulfill this obligation I will be charged at the prorated fee of $20 per hour that is unmet. School Commission Our Lady of the Lake Parish School has an active School Commission. Members serve a three (3) year term, with one third of the nine (9) Commission members elected yearly. Meetings are held monthly and portions of the meetings are open to all school Parents/Guardians, Staff or Parishioners. Some of the Commission's meetings may be closed, therefore anyone wishing to address the Commission regarding matters under the School Commission's purview should contact the Chairperson or the Principal two weeks in advance with a written statement of the matter to be discussed. The primary purpose of the School Commission is to advise and support the Pastor/PLD and the School Principal in the formation of a strategic plan for Our Lady of the Lake Parish School. The Commission also recommends school policies within the context of parish priorities and goals, and is consulted before the parish administrative team makes decisions. School Commission responsibilities include: - Establishing a mission statement for the school. - Developing long-range goals for the school. - Developing means to finance the school and its programs - Promoting communication and evaluating the school's goals and plans. Parents' Club Research has shown a high correlation between parental involvement in a school and the Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ level of success their children attain in the education process. Many programs at Our Lady of the Lake Parish School are made possible by the generosity of school families. The mission of Parents' Club is to promote a sense of community, sharing and caring by supporting the school's mission to provide quality Catholic education at an affordable price. All Parents/Guardians of children at the school are members of the Parents' Club. Parents’ Club Mission Statement: The OLL Parents’ Club exists to support the school’s mission to provide high-quality Catholic education. The objectives used to accomplish our mission are to: Raise funds for the betterment of the Our Lady of the Lake Parish School. Encourage and coordinate volunteerism by school families. Provide educational opportunities for parents. Obtain close cooperation and communication between the school and home. Cooperate with the Pastor, school principal, teachers and staff. Stimulate a greater appreciation of Catholic education. Provide opportunities for community building and fellowship The Parents Club and School Commission were merged during the 2008-09 school year. This merger allowed for better cooperation between the two leadership groups. Parent’s Club Fundraising – 2009/2010 School Year Introduction: Recognizing the need to raise funds for the benefit of the Our Lady of the Lake Parish School, the Our Lady of the Lake Parents’ Club has adopted the following set of fundraisers to help support our school’s monetary needs: * Gift Wrap Sale * Magazine Sale * SCRIP program * Bi-Annual Gala Auction The money raised by these fundraisers goes directly into the Parents’ Club account. From this account the Parents’ Club makes an annual contribution of $70,000 to the school’s operating budget. Overall, approximately 60% of the funds raised by the Parent’s Club go directly towards the school operating budget, which helps lower tuition costs for all school families. The remaining 40% of funds are used to support expenses incurred as part of the annual Parents’ Club operating budget. This budget is reviewed with the general Parents’ Club membership at various times throughout the year. Specific Fundraisers Gift Wrap Sale The gift-wrap sale takes place in mid to late October, a few weeks before the official start of school. Our gift-wrap supplier is Sally Foster. They offer a wide variety of high quality wrapping papers and gifts at very reasonable prices. Each registered school family receives an informational packet in mid-August that contains a Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ product catalog along with a set of order forms. The gift wrap sale runs for approximately 3 weeks, during which time each family solicits orders, collects payment and turns them into the gift wrap committee. The committee places the orders with Sally Foster and all purchased items will be delivered to the school and distributed to the participating families in approximately 3 weeks. This fundraiser has a 50% profit margin, so for every $100 in gift-wrap sales the school realizes $50 in profit. Each school family receives the gift-wrap packet and is strongly encouraged to help support the school by participating in this sale. Magazine Sale The magazine sale typically takes place in late September a few weeks after the beginning of the school year. QSP Reader’s Digest is our magazine supplier. They offer a large selection of magazines to choose from along with a selection of music compact discs and miscellaneous other items at reasonable prices. The sale lasts for a period of two weeks. During these two weeks magazine orders are taken, payments collected and turned into the magazine committee. The magazine committee then places the order with QSP Reader’s Digest. Typically the magazines start arriving at the purchaser’s home in 4 to 8 weeks. This fundraiser has a 40% profit margin, so for every $100 in magazine sales the school realizes $40 in profit. Each school family receives a magazine sales package and is strongly encouraged to help support the school by participating in this sale. SCRIP- (Gift Cards / Gift Certificates) The SCRIP program is a year-round fundraiser. With this program, you buy gift cards/certificates from the Parents’ Club at face value. The Parents’ Club originally purchased these gift cards/certificates at a discounted price. The difference between the actual sales price and the purchase price is the Parents’ Club profit. SCRIP is a unique fund raising program in that it does not cost the purchaser anything or require them to spend beyond their normal household budget. For each $1 of SCRIP that someone purchases, they receive a gift card / gift certificate worth $1 of merchandise. On average the sale of SCRIP produces a 5% profit margin. Thus for every $100 of SCRIP that is purchased, the school realizes approximately $5 in profit. Live SCRIP sales take place throughout the year. During the school year, SCRIP can be purchased on a regularly scheduled basis in the school lobby either before or after school. It is also available on the weekends in the Parish Hall after the Saturday evening and Sunday morning masses. The days and times that SCRIP is sold are subject to change based upon the availability of volunteers. Special one-time SCRIP orders can also be purchased by making prior arrangements with the SCRIP coordinator. Note: SCRIP is not available from the school office staff. Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ Each school family is strongly encouraged to help support the school by purchasing a minimum of $500 worth of SCRIP during the year. Our Lady of the Lake DEVELOPMENT In recognition of the growing financial concern and the need to identify additional non-tuition funds, the Parents of Our Lady of the Lake Parish School and the parish- at-large have directed that a comprehensive Development Program be established to integrate and expand current fundraising efforts. The OLL Development Committee is comprised of parish members and school parents who oversee a fund drive once a year in support of the following activities: Supplement the school-operating budget to keep tuition more affordable for students Parish Capital Facilities Fund Sponsor a special annual project Contribute to the OLL School Endowment Fund. This fund is a long-term investment whose interest is used to supplement the School Operating Budget. The fund will also provide scholarships for parishioners who cannot afford Catholic education. In addition to raising money, the OLL Development Committee is also involved in the following activities: Development of an Alumni Association to foster a close relationship among OLL alumni, our parish, and our school. Communication of school events through the Development Committee newsletter, "Ad Multos Annos". Search out grants, which are appropriate for parochial education. Coordination of special events for raising funds and keeping the connection between parish and school as close as possible for the future of the OLL parish community. Matching Gifts Many businesses match the financial gifts and/or volunteer hours of their employees. Please check with your employers’ Human Resources Department to initiate the process. These businesses include but are not limited to: Microsoft, Boeing (and Boeing retirees), , Kimberly-Clark, Federated Stores, Wells Fargo Bank, and U.S. Bank. Donations may be made to the Development Fund; school operating budget or a gift may be restricted to a donor’s request that is in line with the school mission and vision. Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ Our Lady of the Lake Parish School Admission Policy Our Lady of the Lake Parish School exists primarily to educate those parish children whose families are committed to the Catholic faith and education. Children admitted to the school must meet acceptable academic and behavioral standards for each grade level as determined by the school principal and teaching staff. 1. Registration for preschool and pre-Kindergarten opens the first Monday of October the year preceding entrance. The preschool child must be 3 years of age by August 31. The pre-kindergarten child must be 4 years of age by August 31 for acceptance to pre-Kindergarten. Students entering preschool and prek must be potty trained. Students entering Kindergarten must be 5 by August 31. Call the school office @ (206) 525 9980 for information on early entrance to kindergarten. Acceptance information will be mailed out to applicants by early February. 2. Registration for the following school year for families presently enrolled in the school will be confirmed by mid-April of the current school year. Confirmed registration is based upon compliance with all financial / volunteer agreements and responsibilities. OLL preschool families must notify the school by January of their intent to register their child for the upcoming school year in order to reserve placement for their child. 3. A non-refundable registration fee per family is required to hold each child's position in the respective classes. 4. Once a student is accepted in the school, and for as long as he/she remains in good standing, he/she will retain his/her eligibility for continued enrollment. Admission or readmission is an annual process. As openings occur for each grade level, applications will be considered in the following order: a) Students of families who have children presently enrolled in the school, Catholic or non-Catholic b) Students of applying families who are registered, supporting and active parishioners of Our Lady of the Lake Parish. c) Students of applying families who are registered in Our Lady of the Lake Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ Parish. d) Students of applying families who are registered in other Catholic parishes. e) Students of applying non-parishioner families. 5. Admission of new students depends upon interviews with the Principal and/or staff, as well as student test scores and a review of school records. 6. Upon registration a current parenting plan must be presented if a family has a court issued document. In the case of child custody disputes the following Archdiocesan guidelines will be used: “Procedures: Ensuring Our Children’s Welfare and Safety” It is required that the custodial parent provide the principal with an official, updated copy of the court-ordered parenting plan. If a school has on record a court order indicating that one parent has limited visitation rights or no visitation rights, and such parent makes application to volunteer in the school, the principal need not accept the volunteer services of that parent. If the principal determines that such parent is volunteering in order to increase contact with the child, the principal will notify the custodial parent and have him/her settle the issue. The school may release a child to a non-custodial parent after school hours or allow said parent to visit a child outside the school hours, unless officially informed in writing that a parent is not permitted to have unqualified access to the child. Archdiocese Policy and Procedure Manual Student Guidelines 4.14 p.10 7. Students admitted in grades K - 8 are accepted on a probationary basis. The student’s enrollment is dependent upon their ability to maintain the academic and behavioral standards of Our Lady of the Lake Parish School. 8. Families who transfer students out of the school, or choose not to re-register during the designated time, and later seek re-admission must meet the following conditions prior to re-admission: - State in writing the reasons for wishing to re-register. - Meet with the school Principal to discuss the registration. If a family has left the school for reasons other than health, finances or a geographical move, re-admittance will be at the discretion of the Pastor and School Principal. Families applying for re-admission under these circumstances will not necessarily be given priority on the school's admission waiting list. Registration fees are non-refundable. 9. Students enrolled in OLL pre-kindergarten are not guaranteed admission to kindergarten. Admission criteria is spelled in #4 of the OLL Admission Policy. Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ TUITION AND FINANCE Tuition: The School Commission is responsible for setting non-refundable fees as well as the yearly tuition rates. An annual budget which is based on the school's operating expenses, income from the subsidy provided by the Our Lady of the Lake Parish, school tuition, fundraising monies, as well as budget contributions from Parents' Club and the Development / Endowment Fund is presented to the Parish Council for ratification in the spring. All tuition / fee contractual obligations must remain current to ensure a student's registration for the following year. Tuition contractual obligations for eighth graders must be paid before graduation. Final report cards and school records, including eighth grade diplomas, will be withheld until all fees are paid. If special arrangements are necessary for tuition / fee payment, please contact the Principal no later than March 1st of the current school year. The Tuition Payment Policy is as follows: 1. Our Lady of the Lake School uses FACTS Tuition Management to oversee all family tuition accounts. Parent and guardians must enroll in FACTS Tuition Management. Tuition payments are due on the fifth or twentieth day of the month beginning in July and ending in June, unless an approved written tuition payment plan is on file in the school office and with the Pastoral Assistant for Finance. Preschool and Pre-K payment plan is as agreed on tuition contract. Families may opt to pay the tuition in full before the end of the first full week of school. Families who pay tuition in full do not have to enroll in FACTS. 2. A late fee will be applied to the balance of tuition if payment is received late unless the school Principal is aware of and has approved a different payment plan. 3. If no payment is received by the fifteenth of the month, a note will be sent to remind the Parent/Guardian that tuition is in arrears, and that a late fee has been assessed. The family will be asked to notify the Principal Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ immediately regarding when tuition will be brought current. 4. Should a Parent/Guardian fall two payments behind, the following procedure will be followed: On the sixteenth of the second month in which a family makes no payment and/or does not contact the Principal, a certified letter signed by the Principal and Pastor/PLD will be sent requesting that the Parent/Guardian contact the Principal or the Pastor/PLD within five (5) days so that an equitable solution can be worked out to bring the tuition current. 5. If the Parent/Guardian does not contact the Principal or the Pastor/PLD, or an equitable solution cannot be worked out, the child (ren) will finish the current trimester and withdraw from the school at the end of that trimester. 6. When a family’s tuition account is overdue and no communication has be made to the school to resolve this, the school may not allow a student to return or participate in school activities until the situation is resolved. Any amount of the remaining unpaid tuition, fees and any late charges may be turned over to a collection agency for collection. In-Parish Tuition and Non-Parishioner Tuition Families receive the in-parish tuition rate because they: - Participate regularly in Sunday Mass at Our Lady of the Lake Parish. - Have a Stewardship Pledge Card on file at the Parish Office which is signed and dated, and which states a specific contribution amount. - Financially support the Parish regularly through collection envelopes. Our belief in Jesus Christ, in sharing the Eucharist, in good works as expressed in stewardship contributions and participation in the communal life of the Church, are seen as basic to being a "parishioner". These criteria are established to be as objective as possible so they can be monitored, but not in such a way that would stand in judgment of a person's depth or quality of faith. School tuition and all fees are paid according to one of two payment rates. 1. In-Parish Tuition Requirements: - Family is registered as members of Our Lady of the Lake Parish. - Student(s) Baptismal Certificate on file in the School office. - Family has a Stewardship Pledge Card on file at the parish office. The pledge card must state a pledged dollar amount. - Family attends Mass regularly at Our Lady of the Lake Church. - Family is involved to some degree in parish life. - Family financially contributes regularly to the parish. 2. Non-Parish Tuition. This rate is established for families who are not Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ active parishioners at Our Lady of the Lake Church. The Parish notifies parishioners in writing once or twice a year of the total dollar amounts donated to the parish. Parents may call at any time to inquire about status of stewardship. Qualification of Tuition Rate for New Parishioners: Families who do not presently qualify for the in-parish tuition rate will qualify for the parishioner rate if they meet one of the following criteria: 1. Provide a written statement from their previous Pastor/PLD about worship and Sunday envelope commitment that is satisfactory to the Parish office; or 2. The family has been registered in Our Lady of the Lake Parish, and meets the criteria set forth under the “In-Parish Tuition Requirements”. Financial Assistance A limited amount of financial assistance is available for families who are unable to meet the full cost of tuition and fees. Those seeking financial assistance must apply the spring before the next school year or as early in the school year as possible or when an emergency arises. Parents/Guardians will be required to apply for aid from the Fulcrum Foundation first (due in the school office by early March each year) and then from the Our Lady of the Lake Parish School Scholarship Fund. The application for tuition assistance is considered complete when the applicant has successfully completed a Fulcrum application and OLL Tuition Assistance application. Our Lady of the Lake Parish School scholarships are distributed by the end of June for the upcoming school year. An alternative to financial assistance, is applying for an extension of time to pay required tuition and fees. It is the responsibility of Parents/Guardians to contact the Principal to make the necessary arrangements. In all cases, all accounts should be cleared by July 1. Parish Subsidy After tuition, fundraising and fees have been applied to the school-operating budget, Our Lady of the Lake Parish subsidizes the educational cost of each parish child. At the present time, the parish subsidizes each OLL student at least $866. The parish subsidy for the 2009-2010 school budget exceeds $150,000.00. ACADEMICS Curriculum The basic curriculum at Our Lady of the Lake Parish School complies with Washington State and Archdiocesan requirements and provides for the development of the students' spiritual, moral, intellectual, emotional and physical growth. Our Lady of the Lake Parish School exists to teach the message of Jesus Christ to its Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ students. Therefore, the teaching of the Catholic religion is of primary importance in the school curriculum. Christian attitudes and actions are integrated throughout the day. The Education Office for the Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle updates all Elementary School Curriculum Guidelines on a regular basis. Parents, rather than the school, exercise the greatest influence regarding attitudes towards instilling the Catholic faith in their children. Attendance at Saturday/Sunday Mass is expected of all Catholic families. The entire Student Body participates in the Eucharistic Celebration and seasonal paraliturgies at least once a month and other special occasions. Sacramental preparation is done with the Parish Faith Formation program. Our Lady of the Lake Parish School provides an Academic Program which includes classes in the following subject areas: Religion, Mathematics, Reading, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Family Life, Music, Physical Education, Library Skills, Art, Computer Education, Steps to Respect, and Second Step. Outdoor Education is offered to students in grades 4 and 5. Teachers use a variety of teaching methods. Journaling may be part of the class exercises. Journals are not held confidential especially in life, safety and/or health concern situations. A Reading Specialist is on staff to assist Teachers and Parents/Guardians with the diagnosis and evaluation of students who have learning difference needs. The Specialist works with students in grades K-8 during school hours. Parents who request special accommodations for their child must provide documentation from the Seattle School District that describe the child’s diagnosis and detail suggested accommodations. A copy of this report will remain at the school. Class size at Our Lady of the Lake Parish School shall be no more than 28 students in grades K-4 and 30 in grades 5-8. Class size could go to 30 in grades 5-8 per principal/pastor/PLD discretion if there are special circumstances. The school Library extends student learning and is available to all students. Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ Enrichment Activities offered at Our Lady of the Lake Parish School include: Altar Serving, Science Fair, Student Government, (see special section), Annual Spring Musical (8th grade), Competitive Speaking, (grades 6 - 8), Math Counts – if there are parent volunteers (grades 6 - 8), The Art Docent Program (includes classroom art activities K - 8), Foreign Language classes Gr. 1-8 (extra fee) and Group Band Lessons coordinated through Blanchet High School (grades 5 8). Christmas Program – The annual school Christmas Program is a mandatory school event. If students cannot be at the program they must have a written note sent to the music teacher at least three weeks in advance of the program. Catholic Schools Week Mass – Students are expected to attend this Sunday Mass scheduled on one of the Sundays of Catholic Schools Week. The date of this event is listed in the school calendar. If they are unable to be there a parent must have a written note sent to the homeroom teacher no later than January 10 each year. Student Government The purpose of Student Government is to: Promote leadership and to encourage good citizenship throughout the school. To create a bond of unity, school spirit, and pride among students. To promote more understanding between students and teachers, and to encourage greater cooperation among all members of the school. To plan events and projects that promotes the welfare of the school. To make students more aware of the world beyond the school and to respond to the needs of the world around them. To give students experience in student government and in wise decision- making. Students in grades K through 8 are active members of the Student Body. They are represented through the Student Council. The Student Council is composed of Student Body Officers and Class Representatives from all grades. Representatives of organizations sponsored by the school are also voting members of the Student Council. The process for participation in Student Government is outlined by the teacher moderator and principal. School Families In addition to Student Council activities, each eighth grader acts as the head of a "School Family ". Students from each grade are grouped to make up a "School Family". Various activities are planned for the families throughout the school year including community awareness efforts (such as the Thanksgiving food drive) and school spirit activities (such as Jr. Olympics games). Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ Extra-curricular athletic opportunities are offered at Our Lady of the Lake Parish: CYO Sports field’s girls and boy’s teams in Soccer, Cross Country, Basketball, Volleyball and Spring Track. Team registration fees are collected for each event. Registration forms are available in the “School Rack” in the main school hallway and are sent home in the family envelope with each sports season for applicable age group. Contact the CYO coordinator listed in the school directory or the school office for more information about these activities. Concerns about CYO are to be addressed to the coach, then to the CYO coordinator. If issues are not resolved they are handled at the CYO Office at the Archdiocese of Seattle Chancery building. Children who are enrolled in Our Lady of the Lake School or are registered parishioners at the parish, may be eligible to participate in CYO sports. Scouting for boys and girls (beginning in grade1), Altar Servers (grades 6 -12) and Youth Ministry (Gr. 7 and up) are additional Parish programs. Contact the Parish Center for more information. Band A music instructor, from Bishop Blanchet High School, teaches instrumental music lessons after school. Information is sent home in the Family Envelope. Student Testing The Iowa Test of Basic Skills is administered in the spring of the school year in grades 3,5,and 6. Students in grade 8 take the ITBS in the fall of their 8th grade year. These test results are sent to parents in the late spring. The Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL) is administered in the late spring to Grade 4 and 7. These test results are sent to parents in the fall of the following school year. Decision to participate in the WASL is made at the beginning of each school year. Student Report Cards Report cards are issued to students in grades K - 8 each trimester of the school year. Percentage grades are given in fourth through eighth grades with a different format used in the primary grades. If there is a question about a grade on the child's report card, the Parent/Guardian should contact the Teacher within one (1) week of issuance of the report card. There is a $5.00 replacement fee for lost report cards. End of year report cards are mailed out within two weeks of the last day of school and may not be distributed if a student’s tuition is not paid in full. Interim Reports Interim reports are sent home midway through each trimester (or at any time if the Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ student is failing) to any student in grades 4 - 8 who is in danger of receiving a letter grade of "D" or "F". If a students’ grades begin to decline to “D” or “F” range after interim report time the teachers are required to send an interim report at that time to the child’s parent(s)/guardian. The school staff strongly encourages parents/guardians to initiate a conference with the teacher if an interim report is sent and there have not been any communications to date. You are asked to discuss these reports with the student and to work cooperatively with teachers in their efforts to help your child succeed in school. The use of Powerschool by teachers, students and parents should help families know how children are performing. Communicating student progress is done primarily through the use of Powerschool for grades 6-8. Parents are required to sign and return the interim report attached within one week of receipt so that we know you have been informed of your child’s progress to date. Please return the signed forms to the teacher initiating the progress report. Interim reports will be sent out twice a trimester during the second and third trimester of school year. Some specialists grades are +, check or-. Please refer to the teachers’ handouts regarding late work and making up tests. Promotion and Retention Students are promoted once a year in June. Promotion is based on the student having fulfilled the requirements of the grade. Whenever, in the judgment of the Principal and Teachers, a student may need more time to master the work of a grade, it would be to the student's educational advantage to be re-placed in the grade rather than be promoted to the next grade. If a student is in danger of retention, the Parents/Guardians will be advised of this situation at least three (3) months prior to the end of the school year. In order to be retained, a student must have received an "F" in at least two academic subjects for at least two trimesters. Principal will make final retention decision after consultation with parents and classroom teacher(s). If a student is allowed to advance to the next grade against the professional judgment of the Principal and Teachers, Parents/Guardians will be required to sign a document stating that they know such placement is against the advice of the professional educators involved and that they accept full responsibility for the consequences of the placement. Home Work Policy Homework is given to supplement and reinforce class-work. Homework assignments are an extension of classroom work and should be completed by the student independently. Parental support (in terms of reinforcement, encouragement and interest) is most valuable, not only for student productivity, but for personal growth in responsibility, initiative and creativity. Much can be accomplished if Parents/Guardians will foster consistent home study habits in their children and provide adequate study space, lighting and an environment that is free from distractions. Homework is assigned on a regular basis for all grades on Monday through Thursday. At times, long-range assignments are given and students may choose to work on them Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ during the weekend. The amount of homework is geared to each grade level, but should generally fall within the following ranges: Grades K 10 - 15 minutes Grades 4 - 5 30 - 60 minutes Grades 1 - 3 15 - 30 minutes Grades 6 - 8 60 - 90 minutes If a student consistently spends more quality study time than indicated above, (without television, phone or other distractions) the Teacher should be notified. If a student is consistently spending less time on homework, it should be determined if he/she is doing the quality of work that is consistent with his/her ability. Grades 7 and 8 may have homework on weekends. This is practical preparation for high-school where weekend homework is the norm. If homework cannot be completed on a particular occasion, the Parent/Guardian is asked to write a note to the Teacher explaining the circumstances, and arrange to have the homework completed as soon as possible. A student who chooses not to complete a homework assignment, and brings no written excuse from a Parent/Guardian by the time the assignment is due, will accept the consequences of that choice. After-school detention may be required if homework completion becomes a problem. Students are expected to be responsible for making up assignments missed through absence. If a student is ill and will miss for three (3) or more days, the parent must contact the classroom teacher to arrange for assignments to be sent home. Special arrangements can be made with the Teacher, but in general, students will have one (1) day to make up work for each day absent. See "Absence Section" of this handbook for making up homework due to vacations taken during school time. Parents can do their part by: Providing suitable study conditions Encouraging the child Expressing an interest in the child’s work Insisting that poorly done work be redone Cooperating with the school’s homework policy Requiring a nightly study time, even if assigned work is “done” Helping the child plan long term assignments, scheduling work in segments Rules and Code of Ethics for Our Lady of the Lake Parish School Computer Users It is the goal of Our Lady of the Lake Parish School to encourage students to work independently and collaboratively using technology skills and resources. With this in mind, as a computer user, I agree to follow the rules and code of ethics in all of my work when working with a computer while attending Our Lady of the Lake Parish School. Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ I I recognize that all computer users have the same right to use the equipment; therefore, I will use the computer resources for assigned academic purposes only; I will respect equipment and supplies provided by the school; I will respect the rights of others to work. II I understand that the school does not make any warranties of any kind, whether expressed or implied, for the service it is providing; therefore, I will be responsible to evaluate the information gained through the Internet for its reliability and accuracy; I will be responsible for reporting to the person in charge, any websites that may violate school policy and/or this policy. I will not access email accounts, chat rooms, or make other, unauthorized direct electronic communications of any kind using school computers. I will not order or purchase or attempt to purchase any item or goods for sale from Internet vendors. III I recognize that not all information found on the Internet is correct, ethical, or appropriate for school use; therefore, I will respect and comply with the school’s authority on the monitoring of Internet use; I will respect the authority of those in charge who are monitoring the selection and use of Internet sites and defer to their decision regarding whether any particular site is inappropriate and should not be accessed; I understand that just because the filtering system does not prevent me from accessing a particular site, this does not automatically guarantee this site is appropriate for me to visit; I will not post information that is harmful to myself or another person’s character regardless of where the act of posting took place I will not use the internet either at school or elsewhere to harass or threaten another person I will not use the internet (either intentionally or note) to damage the reputation of Our Lady of the Lake School IV I recognize that software is protected by copyright laws; therefore, I will not make unauthorized copies of software found on school computers by copying them onto my own diskettes or other mediums, or onto other computers through electronic mail or bulletin boards; and I will not give, lend, or sell copies of software to others unless I have written permission from the copyright owner or the original software is clearly identified as shareware or in the public domain. I will not Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ upload copies of software I own onto any OLL computer without the express permission of OLL Administration or Faculty. V I recognize also that the work of all users is valuable; therefore, I will protect and respect the privacy of others; I will not copy, change, read, or use files in another user’s software, without that user’s prior permission; I will not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the system programs, computer equipment, or school servers; I will not use computer systems to disturb or harass other computer users; I will not download information onto the hard drives of any school computers for permanent storage. (I will download information with permission of the instructor onto diskettes or other mediums when planning to store information.) VI I recognize that included in the definition of vandalism is any malicious attempt to harm or destroy data of another user, the Internet, or any other agency connected to NWLink, or other internet service provider, which also includes, but is not limited to, the uploading or creation of computer viruses, and/or “spam” email. I will follow the code of ethics given in this document. Violations of the rules and code of ethics described above will be dealt with seriously; therefore, I understand that violators will lose computer privileges and may be subject to other disciplinary actions. SCHOOL SCHEDULE Daily Schedule The first bell rings at 8:20 am. Class begins with the tardy bell at 8:25 am. School is dismissed at 3:00 p.m. Early dismissal dates and times will be noted on the monthly calendar. School is dismissed at 2:00 each Wednesday for teacher in-service time. The daily schedule for preschool and pre-k is 8:30-12:30 Monday to Friday. Lunches / Hot Lunch Students bring their lunches to school or buy hot lunch. If a student forgets his/her lunch, Parents /Guardians may leave the lunch in the school office with the child's name clearly marked on the bag. Children should be advised to come to the office to Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ see if lunch has been delivered. Please do not deliver the lunch to the classroom. Nutrition First is contracted to serve hot lunch Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday each week. Menus and cost for a lunch card is sent home in the family envelope. Parents are to order lunch cards; students order lunch on days of choice in the classroom at 8:30 a.m. Punch card is punched when lunch is served. OLL Traditional Hot Lunch: Volunteer Parents serve Hot Lunch on most Thursdays. Menu items can be found printed on the monthly calendar. Meals are purchased in advance each trimester. Watch the family envelope for the order form. Federal Aid is NOT available for either Hot Lunch program. Milk is available for purchase either by the year (paid in September) or on hot lunch days (@ 25 cents per carton). Federal aid is available for those who qualify. Information about this program will be handed out in the initial package received in September. Extended Care Program Our Lady of the Lake Parish School offers extended care to enrolled students during the school year and during the summer. Hours are from 7:00 am until 6:00 pm. Registration is required. Contact the school office for more information regarding enrollment, cost, etc. Kids Club This program is available for students in preschool and pre-k and is provided Monday – Friday from 12:30 – 3:00 p.m. on an as needed basis (minimum number of students required). Contact the school office for more information regarding enrollment, cost, etc. Emergency School Closure Procedure Weather School may be closed in the event of inclement weather. The principal will make this decision with the full understanding that the safety and well being of school staff and families is paramount. In the event of a school closure or emergency schedule, this information should be on TV Channels 4, 5 and 7. By 6:00 AM, families may call 525.9980 x23 to hear if school is closed. Please listen to more than one station, as at times television stations have not announced a closure though it has been called in. The decision will be made by 5:45 A.M., however, this may take time to post on the TV. stations. When leaving children at school or extended care please be sure an adult is present and the child is in their custody. Closure of Seattle Public School MAY impact our OLL’s schedule. Emergency schedules (unless otherwise noted in the radio announcement) will mean that school opens at 10:00 am. If there is a late opening on Thursday, No Hot Lunch will be served. Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ When possible, Extended Care will be open on school closure days. An Emergency Closure Directions Form will be distributed at the beginning of the school year. The original of this form is returned to the school office. A copy at the back of this booklet should be filled in with the same information. **Pertinent emergency form information should be kept current at all times. NOTE: School emergency closures are added to the school’s voicemail system. Please call 525 9980 x23 to hear the closures. Closures will be announced by 6:00AM Please be patient as we use this process. If the voicemail messages do not occur please let us know so we can make future corrections. Earthquake / Other Natural Disasters *Please know that we treasure each student and will take great care of your child. In case of an earthquake or any other natural disaster it is important that certain safety precautions be followed. Our goal is to maintain a safe environment for all students and adults at school. Please review this list carefully. Cooperate fully with Public Safety officials. 1. Do not telephone the school. The phone is to be free for emergencies. 2. Listen to the emergency radio stations for pertinent information. 3. Do not attempt to enter the building after the earthquake or disaster has occurred. Go to the lower playground area to meet your child(ren). 4. Never take a child from the premises without checking out the child in writing in a designated “office area” with the staff member or adult in charge. 5. Earthquake Emergency Kits are available at the exits to the school. 6. Make sure the Emergency Form and Out-of-State Contact Phone Numbers are current. These forms will be kept in the school office. 7. School personnel will remain to supervise students. 8. Do not go to a classroom until you have checked in at the office. We sometimes get overwhelmed with too many helpers in some classrooms and not enough in others. If you wish to check in with your child please go to the office. We are more than happy to call students to the office to talk with parents. We cannot have parents going to the classrooms as it causes too many disruptions as we try to calm the children. 9. Students are not to call out on school or other phones. 10. The school and parish continue to add to and upgrade emergency supplies to be used by students and parishioners (if an emergency were to occur during a parish function). They include food for up to three days, temporary shelter, medical supplies and other basic supplies. All parish and school staff receives ongoing training in standard first aid to manage emergency situations. Again, our goal is to maintain a safe environment for all those present, which is why we appreciate your cooperation during emergencies. Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ Release of children following a Major Emergency or Disaster In the event of a major emergency or disaster, when the school building has been evacuated parents should be familiar with procedures that will be in place when picking up students. 1. Upon arriving to pick up students, parents should look for signed that say “Child Request Point” and “Child Release Point”. These signs will be near the main entrances. 2. At the “Child Request Point” parents will complete a list of all the children they want released to them. Emergency cards on file with the school will be checked to make sure that adults picking up children have parental permission to pick up the requested children. If the person at the table does not personally recognize the adult picking up children, photo ID may be required before children are released 3. Parents will wait for their children to be brought to them at the “Child Release Point” table. 4. When children are released to an authorized adult, that person will sign that they have received the child(ren) and have been informed of any injuries or emotional situations that may have occurred. 5. In the event of serious injuries or emotional trauma qualified staff will talk with parents and children before they leave if possible. 6. Parents may volunteer to stay to help with the emergency by completing a volunteer form at the “Child Request” table. Volunteers will be given assignments based on need and qualifications of the volunteer. ATTENDANCE Absence and Tardiness Regular attendance is necessary if high standards of achievement are to be met. Every effort should be made to schedule dental work, doctor appointments, etc. during non-school times. 1. Arrival of Students / Extended Care Students should not arrive at school before 8:15 am or stay later than 3:00 pm unless they have a class or are participating in an authorized school activity that is supervised by an adult or teacher. Students must remain outside the building until the first bell at 8:20 am. Supervision is not provided on the playground before or after school except through the Our Lady of the Lake Extended Care Program. Any student(s) arriving before 8:15 am or left at school after 3:00 pm will be sent to Extended Care and charged $5.00 per Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ hour or portion thereof. 2. Absence Much of the learning in the classroom takes place through teacher presentations, thus it is important that students not miss class. It is imperative that all children enrolled at Our Lady of the Lake Parish School are accounted for each school day. If your child will not be attending school on any given day or days, it is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to notify the school secretary by telephone (525.9980 x10) before 7:30 a.m. on the day of the each absence. If the Parent/Guardian does not telephone the school to report the student's absence, the school will telephone the Parent/Guardian at home or work to verify the absence. Reasons for excused absence from school include: 1. illness (doctor’s excuse could be required in some cases), 2. illness in the immediate family (with limitations), 3. death in the immediate family, 4. death outside the immediate family (permission for absence must be obtained from the Office) or 5. school is closed by the administration. In the event of absence for any reason, a written note stating the nature and dates of the absence is to be sent to school secretary upon the child's return to school even if a phone call notifying the school of his/her absence has been made. As stated in the Archdiocesan Policy & Procedure Manuel Student Guideline: 4.10 – Student health care is the primary responsibility of parents. School personnel will cooperate with parents and medical and dental providers and comply with Washington State law in matters regarding student health. Excessive absences (13 per trimester) may result in the loss of credit, and the student may be required to repeat the grade. Notification will be sent to parents when a student reaches nine (9) absences. When a student reaches thirteen (13) absences, a Parent / Student / Teacher / Principal conference will take place to determine credits earned. Eighth graders who wish to visit high schools are to do so on days when Our Lady of the Lake Parish School is in session half-day or not in session at all. 3. Tardiness Students should be at their desks ready for class to begin when the tardy bell rings at 8:25 a.m. It is the school's belief that teaching children to be prompt is an important part of developing a sense of personal responsibility. It is important that both Parent and Child accept responsibility for arriving at school in plenty of time, so that the child(ren) are ready to begin the day. Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ Late arrivals disrupt class and cause loss of instructional time. If the child arrives to class after the 8:25 a.m. bell, the child should go to the office and present a written note from his/her Parent/Guardian stating the reason for being late or the child provides an explanation to the school secretary. The child will be given a TARDY slip and is expected to proceed promptly to class and give his/her teacher the tardy slip. The school secretary will document the tardy. If a child receives three (3) tardies within one trimester, the Principal will hold a conference with the student and parent(s) to resolve the problem. 4. Appointments Whenever possible, doctor/dentist appointments should be made outside of school time. If the appointment is necessary during school time, the child is to be picked up in the school office only. A note stating the purpose of the mid- day absence is required. Since the homeroom teacher and the school Principal are legally responsible for each child's whereabouts, Parents/Guardians are asked to come to the school office to pick up the child. Please do not disrupt the classroom. It is required that Parents/Guardians sign the child "out" of school and back "in" again upon the student's return to school. 5. Vacations Taken During School Time Vacations taken when school is in session are discouraged. Good Friday is an expected day of attendance as this prepares the students for the greatest Church feast day, Easter. Children miss important instruction as well as the introduction of new class material. If a child(ren) is going to miss more than one, but less than fifteen school days, the following procedure should be followed: o Parents/Guardians are asked to notify the school of the planned absence at least one (1) week prior to the absence. o Parents/Guardians will be responsible to see that all missed assignments are completed when the child returns to school. The teacher and student will mutually agree upon a reasonable amount of time. The teacher is not required to supply work ahead of the vacation time for the student to complete while away from the classroom. If a child is going to miss more than 15 school days in a trimester due to an extended vacation or educational opportunity: a) The parents will notify the school at least two weeks before the planned trip so that adequate time is available for the teacher to prepare assignments. b) The teacher will give some assignments before the trip begins – but the parent must realize that some work cannot be made up i.e. class discussions, science experiments, current events, etc. This may have an adverse effect on the child when testing take place upon return. This may result in a lower grade than the child may have earned if present the entire trimester. Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ 6. Students Leaving School Grounds No student is allowed to leave the school grounds without explicit written permission from his/her Parents/Guardian. Such permission must be cleared with the Principal. Students who leave without permission are considered truant. Important: No member of the school staff will release any student to any person who calls at the school unless the release is to the child's Custodial Parent or Legal Guardian or their delegate and is verified in writing. COMMUNICATION Good communication between home and school is an important factor in living out our school mission and implementing our school's philosophy of Catholic education. Directory Information Each year, Parents' Club prints a School Directory. Directories may not be given to anyone outside the school community or be used for business reasons beyond OLL School. The first directory is free, and additional directories are available for a nominal charge. Items considered directory information include: students’ name and school activities, family members’ names, addresses and telephone numbers. This information may be given to anyone who requests it inside or outside the school (i.e. newspapers, room parents, Parents Club). Parents will need to notify the school by September 10th of each year of information they do not wish to release. Family Envelope - School Communication to Families Family Communication Envelopes are sent home each Wednesday with the youngest child in the family unless otherwise requested by the family. The Principal and school staff strives to keep families informed of school news and important information through this process. The envelope will contain letters, calendars, schedules, notices etc. Please be sure that all contents have been removed and read. Parents are responsible for the information sent in the Family Envelope. If there are two households in a family who wish to receive the family envelope, arrangements can be made through the school office. Materials other than staff-initiated communications may not be distributed or sent home with students without prior authorization of the Principal. Notices sent in the Family Envelope do not necessarily imply school endorsement of the material. All letters sent through the school must have administrative approval. Give at least 48 hours (school days) for approval. Preschool and pre-k parents are to pick up packets on Wednesday or Thursday and return at the next class day. The Principal’s letter and announcements are Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ posted each week to the school web-site @ www.ollseattle.org Procedure for Contacting Teachers Call the school office and leave a message for the teacher to return your call with the school secretary or on the teacher’s voice mail. A note to the teacher to request a callback is also appropriate. Parents/Guardians are encouraged to use the Conference Request forms available in the rack (found in the main hallway). Communicating via email is also encouraged. Please allow 24 hours for staff to return messages. Teachers are not to be expected to access e-mails and voice mails during the teaching day. (8:20- 3:00) Please be considerate of student learning time. OLL faculty and staff should not be contacted at their home unless the staff member gives prior permission for such calls. Procedures in Case of Dissatisfaction with School Policy or Decisions Problems are not always solved the first time and in order to allow the teacher time to work on problems adequate information and time is needed. Please allow at least three conferences with a teacher prior to moving to a higher level. 1. Contact the individual Teacher involved. It is fair and reasonable to consider that 2-3 conferences with the teacher will be needed to solve a problem. Those conferences should result in plans to remedy concerns. 2. If you have made those efforts and not been satisfied the Principal should be contacted. In exceptional cases parents may need to request the principal be present at meetings with teachers and parents. When in doubt please ask the principal for guidance. Parents/guardians who wish to speak with the principal about their concerns, should expect the teacher to be present when appropriate. It is in the best interest of all parties to have the situation resolved by the teacher and parent/guardian. 3. In the rare situations where the procedures (1) and (2) do not result in a satisfactory resolution, a hearing procedure may be requested: a) The Pastor acts as the hearing officer to review facts and determine the fairness of the action. b) Pastor, Principal, Teacher, and Parents/Guardians are present at the hearing. c) Within three (3) school days following the hearing, the Pastor states the findings and evaluations of the issues involved. d) These findings and evaluation are sent in writing to the following: Parent/Guardian, Student, Principal and Teacher. e) The decision of the Pastor/PLD is deemed final. Conferences Formal student-involved conferences are scheduled in the fall. Students are an integral part of the learning process and these student-involved conferences encourage students to show responsibility for their learning. These conferences are mandatory. Other Parent/Guardian conferences are encouraged and can be requested at any time by parents or teachers. To schedule a conference, Parents/Guardians may call the school or send a note to make an appointment to Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ see the teacher. Preschool and Pre-K will have parent-teacher conferences. We believe it would build the best foundation for teacher/student/parent relationships if the parent would inform the teachers of any physical, emotional or learning needs that affect a child’s learning within the first few weeks of school or when identified. Teachers are not available for conferences before or after school without a previously scheduled appointment. Unless initiated by the teacher, contacting him/her at home regarding student issues is discouraged. STUDENT RECORDS School Records Washington State Law, under the direction of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, requires each accredited school in Washington State to maintain certain school records. Our Lady of the Lake Parish School complies with the law in keeping the following permanent records. 1. Attendance Records Student attendance is recorded daily. Permanent attendance records are kept on file at the school. 2. Permanent Record Cards A Permanent Record Card is kept for each student. These records show the student's grades and attendance while they attended Our Lady of the Lake Parish School. The Record Card is photocopied at the time of graduation or transfer. The originals of this permanent record are never destroyed. 3. Health Records and Immunization Records Washington State requires Health Cards and Immunization Records for each student. A current and updated Certificate of Immunizations Status Form must be on file for all students before entering school. The following additional immunizations are required according to WAC 246-100-166: a. Hepatitis B A three-dose series of Hepatitis B vaccine is required for children entering school for the first time in grades K-3. b. Pertussis Vaccine Since the fall of 1997, immunization against pertussis is required. Most small children have received the required four (4) doses of DPT (diptheria, pertussis,tetanus) before entering school, so a separate pertussis shot is not needed. c. MMR Vaccine ** Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ Beginning in the Fall of 2000 students is required to have a second dose of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) before entrance. Note: the "old" law required this booster as the child entered 6th grade. d. Tetanus Since 1997, a "booster" dose of tetanus is required before age 17. ** Laboratory evidence of immunity for measles, mumps or rubella may be substituted for the vaccine. Medical exemption to this policy requires a physician's signature and titer results. The Principal is responsible for ensuring that the Immunization Program as defined by Washington State Law is implemented in each school. RCW 28A.210.060-170. Educational Records Education records are available to Parents and guardians. The school will grant Non-Custodial Parents or Legal Guardians the right of access to information and to unofficial copies of records, unless there is a court order to the contrary on file in the school office. The court certified Custody Section of the divorce decree or the Legal Guardian documents must be filed with the school Principal. Rights with respect to the student’s education records are: 1. The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the school receives a request for access. Parents or eligible students should submit to the school principal a written request that identifies the record(s) they wish to inspect. The principal will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. 2. The parent or eligible student has the right to request the amendment of the student’s education records they believe are inaccurate or misleading. Parents or eligible students may ask the school to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate or misleading. They should write the school principal, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. If the school administration decides not to amend the record as requested by the parent or eligible student they will be notified of the decision and advise them of their right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing. 3. The parent has the right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education record. One exception that permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ A school official is a person employed by OLL as an administrator, supervisor, instructor or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel); a person serving on the School Commission; a person or company with whom OLL has contracted to perform a special task (such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, or therapist); or a parent or student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. Upon request, OLL discloses education records without consent to officials of another school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll. Student Transfer Records If a student is transferring to another school, his/her records will be sent to the receiving school following a written release by parent/guardian. All financial accounts must be brought current before the records are released. Withdrawal In the event a student is withdrawn from the school mid-year, please contact the school office in writing so that tuition and fees and records can be appropriately completed. Families receiving financial aid may not use this aid to pay off tuition if a child is withdrawn during the school year. UNIFORM POLICY (Grades K-8) In order to assist in maintaining a safe and positive learning environment, the Pastor, Principal, School Staff, School Commission and Parents’ Club have authorized the following Uniform Policy for dress and grooming: School uniforms and a uniform policy create an environment that discourages using fashion as a status symbol or arena for competition. The uniform is a symbol of the students’ pride in themselves and a representation of the school to the community. Within this Uniform Policy, parents have the opportunity and responsibility to teach their children about values and attitudes regarding dress and peer pressure. No dress code can replace good parental judgment. Parents must encourage adherence to the uniform policy. The school administration will determine the appropriateness of any clothing not specifically covered in the Policy. Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ Every school day, each student is expected to possess a complete uniform (including a sweater, vest or sweatshirt). Official scout uniforms may be worn on meeting days in lieu of the school uniform. All clothing worn to school should be clean and in good condition. All clothing should represent good moral values and not present any safety or health issues. The Administration expects the staff, parents and students to support the following uniform policy. The administration has the right to ask a student to change his or her clothes if the clothes are deemed inappropriate for school. Students are not allowed to change clothes before/after school unless specific permission is given by staff member. Any day a student is unable to appear in full uniform, a written excuse from the parent or guardian is required. Failure to adhere to the Uniform Policy will result in a uniform infraction slip or loss of free dress. Repeat violations will result in disciplinary action from the administration. The Year-Round Uniform All uniforms are to be no larger than two sizes larger or smaller than regular fit. Except for school sweatshirts, all uniform clothing can be purchased at The Uniform Store (Monday through Friday 9:30 am until 5:00 pm and on Saturdays from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm). They will also take orders by phone and deliver by mail. The OLL uniform standards are set by what is available at The Uniform Store. Some uniform clothing items must be purchased at the Uniform Store. Other items may be purchased at other stores (such as Nordstrom, JC Penney, K-Mart, Wal-Mart, Sears, Land’s End, and others), as long as the style and colors are the same as those designated at The Uniform Store. School sweatshirts are to be purchased through the OLL Parents’ Club. Uniform orders can be made on-line at www.dennisuniform.com. The Uniform Store (206) 431-2000 12608 Interurban Avenue South Tukwila, WA 98168 In general, the standard uniform choices are as follows: Pants, shorts, skirts: Boys: Navy blue pants or navy blue shorts. Girls: Rampart plaid jumpers (grades K-5), Rampart plaid skirts (grades 6-8), navy blue skorts, navy blue pants or shorts. . Skirts and jumpers are to be no more than two inches above the top of the knee cap in a standing position. The discussion at School Commission suggests that parents assure that skirts and jumpers are at the knee when purchased which allows for the growth spurts our youngsters experience through the school year Shirts: White polo shirt (long or short sleeves), white turtleneck t-shirt, or blue polo shirt (short sleeve only) with school insignia. Shirts must be tucked in for assemblies, prayer services and school masses. Socks: White or navy blue socks. Sweaters, sweatshirts, vests: Navy blue cardigan sweater, navy blue pullover v- neck sweater, navy blue v-neck sweater vest (embroidered insignia optional on all sweaters), navy blue fleece vest with embroidered school insignia or sweatshirt with school insignia (grades K-5: navy blue; grades 6-8: navy blue or gray). Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ Shoes: Students should wear sturdy dress shoes/tennis shoes to school. Sandals or flip-flops should not be worn. The complete uniform (including sweatshirt/sweater) is to be worn at all school Masses and assemblies. Other grooming and dress code issues: HAIR. For both boys and girls, only natural hair colors are allowed. No unnatural colors, bleached blonde, colored gels or other applications. Boy’s hair should be no longer than their shirt collars. Any cut, color or style considered distracting by the administration is not allowed. HAIR DECORATIONS. The Uniform Store sells a scrunchie and headband in Rampart Plaid. Other types of hair decorations are also allowed unless they are large or distracting in which case they are not allowed. JEWELRY. Religious medals and watches are allowed, but must be removed during P.E. Students may wear small hoop or post earrings, one earring per ear only. No other jewelry may be worn. MAKEUP. No makeup is allowed. This restriction applies to all school days, school functions and tournaments. NAIL POLISH. Only clear nail polish is allowed. No other nail colors or coverings may be worn. This restriction applies to all school days, school functions and tournaments. TATTOOS. No visible tattoos are allowed. This restriction applies to all school days, school functions and tournaments. P.E. CLOTHES. Clothing appropriate to the weather, the sport being taught, or per the teacher’s instruction should be brought to school on P.E. days. Generally this means shorts and a T-shirt (please adhere to the appropriate T-shirt guidelines under the Free Dress section below). The school uniform shorts may be worn for P.E., but sport shorts are preferred. If P.E. is the first period of the day, students may wear their P.E. clothes to school and bring their uniform to change into after P.E. class. See P.E. teacher’s specific requirements in beginning of year letter for grade level expectations. FREE DRESS DAYS. Free dress days are noted on the monthly calendar. Students are allowed to wear clothes that are appropriate for school. The following is a list of appropriate and inappropriate choices for Free Dress Days: Appropriate. Neat, clean, properly fitting, age and event appropriate. Clothes that fit comfortably without being over-large or sag fashion. Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ Slacks, pants, sweatpants, jeans, shorts, overalls and shortalls. Shirts, blouses, sweaters, sweatshirts or T-shirts (see T-shirt restriction below). Dresses or skirts (shorts are recommended to be worn underneath). Shoes that completely enclose the foot. Inappropriate. (Wearing any of the following will result in disciplinary action.) T-shirt restriction: No shirts allowed that display any tobacco, drug or alcoholic product or bear any subject matter inconsistent with our Catholic teachings or the school’s educational philosophy. No tight fitting, spandex, sheer or otherwise revealing clothing, including excessively short skirts or shorts, tank tops, tube tops, spaghetti straps or thin shoulder straps. No exposed underwear, or manner of wearing clothes that exposes underwear or any part of the trunk of the body. No clothing more than two sizes too large or too small. Full length dresses or skirts are not recommended for safety reasons. Any clothing or manner of wearing clothing, which is distracting, creates a safety or health issue or reflects “gang” styles is not allowed. Field Trips The OLL Field Trip Guidelines are hereby changed in accordance with the OLL Child Passenger Restraint/Booster Seat Policy: In compliance with Archdiocesan guidelines, "all field trips must have the enrichment of the curriculum as their core purpose." (Catholic Schools Policy Manual). Field trips and Outdoor Education, as an extension of classroom experience, are encouraged provided that adequate supervision and insurance coverage are assured. Field trips are a privilege afforded to students; no student has an absolute right to a field trip. Students can be denied participation if they fail to meet academic or behavioral requirements upon recommendation by the teacher to the principal. The principal will have final authority. The following Field Trip Guidelines will be used: 1. Written Parent/Guardian permission is absolutely necessary for all students participating in the field trip. Students who do not return a signed Archdiocesan Field Trip Parental/Guardian Consent Form and Liability Waiver will not be allowed to go on the field trip (no exceptions). Phone calls will not be accepted in place of the written permission form. 2. Each child must have a Student Emergency Information Form on file in the school office. This form must accompany the child on the field trip. 3. Money collected for field trips is non-refundable unless the trip is canceled. 4. Drivers must carry a copy of the signed Archdiocesan Filed Trip Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ Parental/Guardian Consent Form and Liability Waiver and Student Emergency Information Form with them during the field trip. These forms are returned to the office when the students are checked back into school. 5. Under normal circumstances, carpools will be used for transportation and teachers will assign carpools. 6. Field trip drivers must have a current Field Trip Driver Information Form on file in the school office. All drivers must present proof if insurance in order to be able to drive on a school field trip. The school does not carry liability insurance for injuries to passengers or damage to the car. Drivers will be responsible to see that students assigned to their car leave and return, seat- belted or otherwise appropriately restrained, in the same car. 7. No additional stops are allowed. 8. Drivers returning from field trips should park in the marked parking spaces on NE 90th St. The driver must accompany students into the building and personally check their group through the teacher. 9. Drivers must return all Archdiocesan Field Trip Parental/Guardian Consent Form and Liability Waiver and Student Emergency Information to the office or the teacher. 10. Field Trip Drivers are required to have appropriate passenger restraint in accordance with Washington law for each Student transported. 11. The payment of any ticket received by the Field Trip Driver for violation of the law is the responsibility of the Driver. Revision Effective: 1/15/03 Child Passenger Restraint/Booster Seat Policy Washington law requires all children riding in private motor vehicles to be properly restrained. Consistent with Washington law, it is OLL’s policy that children under the age of six traveling in a private motor vehicle use an approved booster seat with lap and shoulder belt, unless the child weighs more than sixty pounds. Any child who is six years of age or older, or who weighs more than 60 pounds, must be restrained by a seatbelt. The following procedures shall also apply. 1. It is the responsibility of the Parent/Guardian to determine whether their child requires a booster seat under the law. 2. Neither the School nor the Field Trip Drivers are responsible to determine whether a booster seat is or is not required for any student. 3. Field Trip Drivers are required to have appropriate passenger restraint in accordance with Washington law for each Student transported. 4. Payment of any ticket for any violation of the law by a Field Trip Driver, including improper passenger restraint, is the responsibility of the Driver. Policy Effective: 1/15/03 LOST AND FOUND. Students are encouraged to have all personal belongings marked with their names, especially school sweaters, vests and sweatshirts. Periodically, after due notice, Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ items in the lost and found box are donated to St. Francis house. (Revised May 4, 2012). . UNIFORM EXCHANGE Parents' Club sponsors a uniform exchange for all uniform items. Items donated to the exchange should be clean and in good condition. Items may be "exchanged" one size for another or purchased. Contact the school office for more information. HEALTH ISSUES The health of the students and staff is a high priority at Our Lady of the Lake Parish School. As stated in the Archdiocesan Policy & Procedure Manuel Student Guideline: 4.10 – Student health care is the primary responsibility of parents. School personnel will cooperate with parents and medical and dental providers and comply with Washington State law in matters regarding student health. At least two staff members are trained and certified to administer First Aid. First Aid will be given in accordance with Washington State Law, for minor injuries that occur at school. If a child is seriously ill while at school, Parents/ Guardians will be notified immediately. Emergency 911 or a doctor will be called as needed. Be sure the emergency number you leave in the office is current, and that the number is for a person who can come to school to pick up the child quickly if needed. Be certain you have an agreement with this person before you send the name and number to school. Be sure your child knows the designated person and is comfortable with him/her. In accordance with Washington State Law, students are screened for vision, hearing and scoliosis during the school year. Archdiocesan Policy and Procedure Manual Student Guidelines states: 4.10 (I) “All schools should devise a means to screen for and assess the health needs of students. Schools accepting students with a medically complex condition, defined as “a health condition that can put the child in danger of death during the school day or that requires close monitoring,“ will work with the family of the student and the health care professional to devise a plan of support. This plan should include medications, medical supplies, and alternate foods, if necessary, to meet the student’s needs. This individual Health Care Plan (HCP) must be developed, signed in collaboration with the student’s parents and a health care professional, be acceptable to the school, and be within the resources of the school to provide. These plans shall be kept on file and updated annually.” Illness Children who are ill must be kept home until they have recovered sufficiently to return to the regular school routine. General guidelines for keeping children at home would include not returning to school until the child has been treated with antibiotics Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ as needed for 24 hours, the child's temperature is normal for 24 hours or vomiting / diarrhea has stopped for 24 hours. If your child is feeling ill, please keep them home so as to avoid spreading the illness to others in the school. Additionally, in the case of lice, the Public Health Department recommends that students not return to school until they are "nit" free to ensure that the lice are completely gone. Reporting Child Abuse Washington State Law requires teachers and the school Principal to report suspected child abuse or neglect. "It is not the educator's responsibility to determine if abuse or neglect has occurred; that duty belongs to the police and social services departments. It is, however, the clear responsibility of school personnel to report any situations that raise reasonable suspicions in their minds". (RCW 26. 44) Medications Policy: SEE ENCLOSED POLICY AT BACK OF HANDBOOK NOTE: Special attention to this policy is needed for overnight field trips such as Pioneer Farms and Outdoor Education. A copy of both the Medication Policy and Medication Authorization Form are found at the back of this booklet. Infectious Diseases and / or Life Threatening Illnesses (including AIDS) The Archdiocese of Seattle considers infectious diseases and/or life-threatening diseases as a medical condition and considers it as a disability. Catholic schools in this Archdiocese do not discriminate on the basis of these diseases. However, there may be some particular situations in which limitations may be placed on the admission/retention of a student with infectious and/or life-threatening illnesses that is medically justifiable. Education on infectious diseases and/or life threatening illnesses will be current in content and consistent with the moral teaching of the Catholic Church. A complete copy of Archdiocese of Seattle AIDS Policy is available in the school office. DISCIPLINE AT SCHOOL The philosophy of discipline at Our Lady of the Lake School flows directly from our educational philosophy that the school exists to provide a Christian atmosphere whereby the total person is developed. Children require adult role models whose lived values and actions are in accord with our Catholic Christian philosophy. Our approach to discipline considers the needs of the unique person while attempting to balance the common interests of whole community. We also believe that the process of learning is a life-long journey consisting of a series of choices with respective consequences. Our Lady of the Lake Parish School staff agrees that a consistent approach to discipline is essential for creating a positive atmosphere in our learning community. We substitute the words "Respect and Responsibility" for the word "discipline", thus Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ focusing on the individual's responsibility for his/her own actions. The “Second Step” curriculum has been proven to be an effective conflict resolution program as well as a program designed to sensitize children and adults to the feelings of others. We believe that misbehavior provides students, teachers and parents with a teachable moment that must be used to learn what is acceptable behavior. We believe in positive discipline that promotes self-control, personal responsibility and the dignity of each child. Overall the school has five basic expectations for students. These expectations are outlined in the school report card and posted in every classroom. They are: Be Respectful - students will: Respect rights, feelings, & ideas of others Respect property of school and others Respect adults and classmates Show courtesy to others Speak respectfully to others Be Responsible - students will: Solve problems with peers effectively Allow others to speak and be heard Choose and accept tasks that challenge abilities Use time wisely Produce quality work Work independently Control talking and interruptions Be Safe - students will: Demonstrate self-control Act reasonably Follow school and classroom guidelines Be inclusive – students will: Cooperates and interacts positively with others Welcomes others Shares willingly Be Ready - students will: Listen attentively to teachers, classmates and all adults Persevere even when things are difficult Maintain a positive attitude Arrives prepared for class Transitions effectively Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ Keep space and materials organized Participate constructively Respect and responsibility reinforces appropriate behavior through praise, rewards and privileges. "Appropriate behavior" is defined as following the basic rules of the school: 1. He/she will respect self and others. 2. He/she will respect and care for school and personal property. 3. He/she will observe playground rules and school safety rules. Specifics of these rules are discussed and defined by Teachers and students in their homerooms. Classroom rules are posted in every classroom as well as sent home to each family the first week of school. 4. School Rules are: Follow all directions the first time given Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself Walk inside buildings using an inside voice No fighting, swearing, spitting, or destroying property No gum on school grounds No snowball throwing All personal cassette players, radios, CD players, MP3s and headphones, cell phones and other electronics must be kept in a child’ backpack or locker. These may not be used during the school day. No toys at school without the teachers' permission No weapons (including toy weapons) Disciplinary consequences will result from: o Willful, reckless and/or repeated physical or emotional harm o Willful, reckless and/or repeated destruction of property o Willful, reckless and/or repeated defiance / disobedience Disciplinary Actions Corrective actions will be taken as necessary and progress interventions will be used to address student behavior. These may include time after school, service during recess and/or after school, restitution for damage, loss of school privileges, written accounts of infraction, a telephone call to the Parent/Guardian at home or work, sending a child home, suspension, or other appropriate consequences. The Principal is the final recourse in all disciplinary situations and may waive any disciplinary regulation for just cause at his/her discretion. Parents/Guardians are responsible for making any car pool adjustments necessitated by imposed disciplinary actions. Detention 1. “After-school” detention is held most days after school. Teacher is to give written notice of detention, which must be signed and returned the next day for Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ detention that day. Detention ranges from 20-45 minutes depending on student age and the frequency and behavior of student. Detentions are held the next school day after school in the kindergarten classroom. If detention sheet is not signed time is doubled. 2. Parents must be notified by 1:30 of after-school detention or detention waits until parent is informed of the detention. (usually served the following day unless there is an exceptional reason to postpone detention). 3. Students are to report to detention by 3:00. If student reports to detention late or does not show up he/she may have to serve double the time beginning the next school day. 4. Students are to complete “How to Solve a Problem” worksheet and have it signed by parent and returned to teacher giving the detention. 5. Patrol students with detention need to report immediately after patrol but MUST inform detention teacher prior to serving patrol that he/she will be late. Probation Probation is a formal warning that unless set conditions are met, more serious action will be taken. The student and Parent/Guardian will be informed of the fact and conditions of the probation. Probation will be used for serious or repeated offenses occurring during the school year. Terms of the probation will be set forth in writing by the Principal and Teacher, and reviewed with the child and Parent/Guardian. Suspension from School Suspension means that the student will remain at home for a period of one (1) to five (5) days. The student is responsible for the work missed during the suspension. The following offenses committed by a child while under the jurisdiction of the school may be reasons for suspension: 1. Willful disobedience or refusal to do assigned work. 2. Vandalism, which includes damage, destruction, or defacing school or parish property. 3. Truancy - Leaving School grounds without permission. 4. Unauthorized entry to or use of school facilities or materials. 5. Stealing or Cheating. 6. Fighting. 7. Arson. 8. Possession, distribution, or use of alcohol, tobacco, hallucinogens or any illegal substances or drugs. 9. Possession of weapons or use of objects as weapons, including toy weapons. 10. No weapons or objects that could be used as weapons are allowed at school. Toy swords, guns, grenades, etc. are not allowed for Halloween, Junior Olympics, the Talent Show or other similar events. Special permission from the Principal may be granted for the use of fake weapons during supervised situations. 11. Harassment toward others for the purpose of threatening, coercion, or intimidation. 12. Forgery of documents and/or signature of Parents or school personnel. Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ 13. Profane, vulgar, obscene, or suggestive language; and gestures whether verbal or written. 14. Repeated disruption of the learning environment. 15. Disrespect shown toward school volunteers or personnel, verbally, in writing or by use of gestures. 16. Repeated and flagrant violation of any school rules. 17. Failure to meet a condition of probation. 18. Buying or selling anything without prior permission from the school administrator. 19. Use of technology to harass, intimidate and/or harm him or herself another person, their reputation or the reputation of the school. 20. Behavior that is detrimental to the best interest and reputation of Our Lady of the Lake Parish School. Weapons at School – Archdiocesan Policy and Procedures Manual – Student Guidelines 10.11 (Policy 5.17) Definitions: 1. Any object used to intimidate, threaten or cause bodily harm must be considered a weapon. If the principal determines that a weapon falls into the category of dangerous weapons that require expulsion, he or she shall promptly notify law enforcement and the student’s parent or guardian regarding any allegation or indication of such a violation. 2. Any knife used to threaten, intimidate or injure should be treated as a dangerous weapon. 3. Likewise, a facsimile of any weapon used to threaten, intimidate or coerce should be treated as a real weapon. 4. Some fireworks, such as M-80s and other high-powered fireworks, should be considered dangerous weapons as they are capable of causing grave bodily harm and are basically small bombs. They should be treated as dangerous weapons and the fire marshal should be notified in addition to the police referral. Search and Seizure Lockers are the property of the school. They may be opened and inspected at anytime. Searches are done if there is individualized particular suspicion, or reasonableness, and/or totality of the circumstances. Searches will also happen in each case where there is a suspected violation of school rules, and/or commission of a crime on school premises. Searches are done to ensure the safety and security of all members of the OLL community. Students may not use personal locks on lockers. In-House Suspension at School In-House Suspension may be the consequence for a breach of behavior. In order for a student to be separated from peers and still be supervised by a teacher, the in-house suspension time will be spent in a classroom whose students are not his/her peers or in the Principal's office. Lunch and any recess times will be spent away from peers. Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ Expulsion Expulsion is defined as a directive for the student to leave the school and find educational accommodation in another school. (WAC 180-40-205) This would occur when, in the opinion of school authorities, the student would not gain by continuing in the school and / or the student's continued presence would be detrimental to the good of the whole. The following offenses would be reason for immediate expulsion: 1. Vandalism toward school or parish property. 2. Arson. 3. Possession, distribution or use of alcohol, tobacco, or illegal drugs. 4. Possession of weapons or use of objects as weapons, including toys. 5. Serious interpersonal violence 6. Ongoing academic issues Procedure for Probation, Suspension or Expulsion In the event that Probation, Suspension or Expulsion of a student is necessary, the following procedures will be used: 1. Parents/Guardians will be notified before a student is sent home, and they are expected to conference with the Principal and Teacher(s) before the student is allowed to return to school. 2. At the occasion of a conference regarding suspension, a parent may be notified by the Principal / Pastor/PLD that probation or expulsion could follow. 3. Terms of probation will be in writing by the Principal. 4. In cases of expulsion, Parents/Guardians and/or the student has the right of appeal. A hearing with the Pastor/PLD or delegate may be requested. Hearing Procedure in Case of Expulsion The Due Process procedure for expulsion of a student is as follows: 1. When a student is expelled, a certified letter is sent to the student and Parents/Guardians stating the observed behaviors of the student and noting the disciplinary action. The letter acknowledges the student's rights to a hearing. 2. If a hearing is requested, Parents/Guardians must reply within five (5) school days. If a reply is not received within this five (5) day period, the student and Parents are deemed to have waived a hearing and the disciplinary action takes effect. If a hearing is requested, it is held within five (5) school days. 3. The Principal has the right, if necessary, to exclude the student from all school activities during the time of due process. Harassment Our Lady of the Lake Parish School, as part of the Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle, is committed to a positive and productive community environment free of harassment. It is the explicit policy of Our Lady of the Lake Parish School to prohibit harassment Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ or intimidation whether committed by student, staff member, volunteer and/or Parent/Guardian. Allegations of harassment will be taken seriously, and will be reviewed and investigated in a timely manner. Such allegations will be treated in as confidential a manner as possible, and where appropriate, Our Lady of the Lake Parish School will address the complaints as necessary. According to the policy outlined by the Archdiocese of Seattle, harassment is defined as verbal or physical conduct towards an individual because of his/her race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, political ideology or that of his/her relatives, friends or associates. The full Archdiocesan Harassment Policy is available in the office. SCHOOL SAFETY Controlled Substances Policy Philosophy: Our Lady of the Lake Parish School recognizes that the use or abuse of alcohol and other drugs is a societal problem that may impair the normal development, well- being and academic performance of students. It is the requirement of Our Lady of the Lake Parish School that students will abstain from possessing, distributing, selling, using or giving evidence of having used alcohol or other drugs. Our Lady of the Lake Parish School will maintain a zero tolerance policy for the use, possession, selling or transmission of drugs or look alike drugs. Policy: Our Lady of the Lake Parish School provides a tobacco free campus. In addition to the school and parish facility the campus is defined to include drop off zones, playfields, and surrounding streets and school sponsored off site activities and transportation. Faculty, students, and guests will not use tobacco products on campus. The primary obligation to seek assistance rests with the student and parent. Staff development will be provided for faculty to disseminate information regarding signs of use and addiction. Faculty will work with parents and community resources to: 1)assist in referral to appropriate alcohol and drug education programs, 2) to reasonably facilitate cooperation with out of school treatment programs, and 3) provide reasonable support for students and their families consistent with our Christian values and the needs of the total community. Procedures: If a student is found to possess or to have used controlled substances within school campus or at school sponsored events off campus, the parents will be immediately notified to assume custody for the student. Depending on the severity of the action, disciplinary actions may include probation, suspension, expulsion, community service and usually alcohol/drug assessment be a professional agency. If it is Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ determined that a students continued presence at school would be detrimental to the good of the whole, then we believe that it is consistent with our values and traditions to ask the student to leave Our Lady of the Lake Parish School. Selling or distribution of controlled substances may result in immediate expulsion. If school personnel have evidence that a student is attempting to sell or give alcohol or other drugs to others, the incident will be reported to parents and to law enforcement officials for their investigation. Appropriate school disciplinary action will be taken regardless of law enforcement action. Bullying As a matter of both school policy and religious obligation, it is recognized that bullying behavior is not tolerated at Our Lady of the Lake Parish School. Students who are victimized by the abusive power exerted by bullies suffer serious harm to their self-esteem and their feeling of safety as they pursue their academic and social lives, often resulting in feelings of isolation and insecurity. In the extreme, a bully’s victim can suffer serious physical and/or psychological injury. The OLL Parish School seeks to create an environment of learning, compassion and safety by educating parents, teachers, staff and students concerning respect. All members of the OLL community are expected to discourage, prevent, intervene, report and otherwise appropriately address bullying behaviors. Bullying is defined as an abuse of power by an individual (or group) who deliberately targets others for repeated physical or psychological abuse. Examples of bullying behaviors include, but are not limited to, a pattern of intimidation, threats, menacing, taunts, teasing, the spreading of rumors, and other psychological abuse; and/or physical contact aimed at either provoking a defensive or aggressive response, or – in the extreme – causing injury. Bullying can also include a pattern of deliberate isolation or exclusion of another with the intent to be hurtful. This section is intended to serve notice to students, their parents and all members of the OLL Parish School community, that bullying conduct is an immediate cause for intervention consistent with the disciplinary policy outlined in the School Handbook. In addition, we seek in the section to alert all concerned parties – whether students engaged in bullying behaviors (and their parents or guardians); victims of bullying (and their parents or guardians); or witnesses to the victimization of another by a bully – that bullying is a community concern requiring community- wide accountability and commitment to both its prevention, as well as prompt, appropriate and effective response if and when it occurs. The Archdiocesan Bully policy is available in the school office. Playground Use Policy A copy of the Policy on Playground Use is sent home at the beginning of each school year. Parent/Guardian signature is required and kept on file in the school office. Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ 1. School staff, support staff, or volunteers will supervise the playground during arrival time in the morning, during recesses, and at dismissal time. 2. Playground Equipment - Hardballs or baseball bats are not allowed at school unless the baseball game is being supervised by an adult. - Jump ropes are to be used for jumping only and used in a manner which will not interfere with other games, or cause harm to anyone. Swinging rope overhead or playing "horse" is not allowed. - Students may bring their own athletic equipment from home under the following conditions: - Children accept responsibility for their own equipment. - Other children may not be excluded from games whether the recess equipment is from school or home. - Playground rules are designed to ensure the safety of all students and to provide an environment in which children can enjoy their playtime with classmates. The classroom Teacher explains playground rules. 3. In the name of safety for students please do not visit with students on the playground. If you wish to visit please stop in the office and get a visitor pass. Use of School Grounds Our Lady of the Lake Parish School or Parish is not responsible for any accidents occurring on the school grounds during weekends, vacation days and before or after school. Accidents occurring during school time that are due to failure to follow the safety rules are not the responsibility of Our Lady of the Lake Parish School. Traffic Procedures Students are to enter and exit the school through the four main doors (kitchen and gym doors are not to be used except in emergencies such as fire or unless accompanied by a school employee). The school is located on a busy city street, and extra care should be taken to ensure the safety of all children, the neighbors adjacent to the school, other Parents/Guardians and their vehicles. Student Crossing Guards are posted at the following locations from 8:15 to 8:25 am and 2:55 to 3:05 pm on all school days: 1. Two Students are stationed at the corner of 35th Ave. NE and NE 89th St. There is also a city streetlight at this corner, which allows traffic to be completely stopped for crosswalk traffic. 2. Crossing guards may be stationed in the drop off area. All students who walk to school must use this designated crossing area or the street light on 35th N.E. Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ Please be careful of our sixth grader crossing guards by observing the following safety rules: 1. If a crossing guard is holding out a flag or in the intersection please stop – DO NOT GO BEHIND THE CROSSING GUARD – we are having many reports that parents drive through the crosswalk with crossing guards in the middle of the road. 2. Please do not stop and drop your child off in the middle of the road. There are many reports of this happening. This happens most frequently on 90th at the steps of the school. Stopping in the road is unsafe for your child, even if you sit in the car and watch your child walk out to the street and get in. Bicycles/Scooters/Skateboards Children who ride a bike to school must observe all bike safety rules including wearing an approved bicycle safety helmet. Bike racks are provided and students are required to park and lock their bikes at this location. Bikes and other bike equipment are brought to school at the student's risk and the school is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Students using scooters/skateboards must follow the school handbook rules for riding a bicycle at school. Scooters/skateboards should not be ridden on school grounds and helmets should be worn for your child’s safety. Students are to fold up the scooters and put them away upon arriving in the classroom. "Drop-Off and Pick-up" Plan A Car Pool Plan has been set up to allow for the orderly and safe "dropping-off" and "picking-up" of students. To ensure the safety of children and their families, it is expected that everyone will follow this plan. "Car pool" is defined as any car with one or more students being driven to, or picked up from, school. The "Plan" is in effect from 8:15 to 8:30 am and 3:00 to 3:10 pm (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday) 8:15 to 8:30 am and 2:00-2:15 pm (on Wednesday) as follows: 1) Students driven to, and picked up from school by car may be dropped off in the car pool lane. Entering the school playground from 38th NE forms this car pool lane. Students are to be picked up from the waiting area near the school. Please pull forward to the drop off area . After dropping the student(s) off, cars should proceed out through the exit gate. If you are waiting for students please park on the street or in the space in the lower parking lot. No off-street pedestrian traffic, U-turns or parking in the schoolyard please. 2) Students who enter the school yard from the east side of the school, may enter the lower playground from 89th St. and enter the school building through the east entrance. Students may not use the entrance used by cars entering the schoolyard in the car pool lane unless accompanied by an adult. 3) Those who wish to enter the building with the student should do so at either the NE 90th St. entrance (or the east entrance before and after school). Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ Parents entering the building from the NE 90th St. entrance should park their cars in the designated parking strips only. If parents park on the north side of NE 90th, they must walk the child across the street and into the school building. Do not pull up to the school door and allow your child(ren) to leave the car without parking or allow them to cross NE 90th in the middle of the street. 4) Preschool and Pre-K and Extended Care drop offs are to be in the parking lot on the east side of the school or, parents may park and bring their child into the school. 5) Children must be supervised – at all times – especially during dismissal time. Please do not allow your child to wander the playground unattended. MISCELLANEOUS Visitors All Parents/Guardians and visitors are required to report to the school office upon entering the building to sign in and receive a Visitor's Pass if they are going to be anywhere in the building except the school office. School personnel may occasionally escort a visitor to his/her destination. Please return the Visitor's Pass and sign out when leaving the building. The exception to this request applies to Hot Lunch workers who will have a designated Hot Lunch badge. If you see unauthorized adults on the school campus please do not hesitate to greet them and request their destination. Pets Brought to School Some people may experience a serious allergic reaction if they come in contact with certain animals. Please check with the teacher at least one (1) day in advance before bringing any animal to school. Money Sent To and From School All money sent to school should be placed in a sealed envelope and clearly labeled with the student's full name, homeroom, purpose and amount enclosed. Students should not bring money to school unless needed. Likewise, students should not be asked to bring cash home from school e.g. contributions for class projects, fundraisers etc. Checks should be used and made out to OLL. When necessary, large amounts of money can be checked in at the office. The school is not responsible for lost or stolen money brought to school for any reason. Parents/guardians may not bring home any school related monies to count or store for safe keeping. All money must be stored in the school safe and never in the classroom or lockers. Parents seeking reimbursement for approved expenses must use the required Check Request forms in the office. Students who bring any money to school must always keep it secure. Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ Parties The teacher and room parents plan classroom holiday parties. The classroom teacher will handle individual birthday celebrations. He/she will advise parents by Curriculum Night as to how classroom birthdays will be handled. Invitations to private parties such as birthday parties or graduation parties may not be distributed at school unless the whole class is invited. Likewise, students and families must check with the teacher when planning for treats so as to be aware of any food allergy in the class. Generally speaking, when families bring in treats, they are suitable for students with any type of nut allergy. Telephone Use and Teacher Workroom The office telephone is limited in the number of lines available for school business and emergency situations. Students must have staff authorization to make phone calls from school. Plans to arrange playtime after school should be made outside school time. The telephone and business machines in the workroom are for the use of teachers and staff first and then parents conducting school business. Volunteers who wish to use the copy machines or telephone should check with the office for codes and machine availability. Classroom phones are for staff use. Phones can be used only with an assigned code except for 911 calls. Oral Medication Policy In the event there exists a valid health reason which makes the administration of oral medication to a student advisable during school hours or the hours in which the student is under the supervision of school officials, (i.e. Extended Care) the following procedures shall apply. Medication is defined as all prescription or over-the-counter drugs/medication. 1. Any medication to be administered to a student by an employee must be requested and authorized in writing by: (a) a parent or legal guardian and (b) from licensed health professional prescribing within the scope of their prescriptive authority. Medication forms may be requested from the school office. 2. Such request and authorization will be effective for the current school year only, unless a shorter period is specified. 3. A school staff member who has been designated by the principal may only administer medication. 4. Before administering any medication, the school nurse or other employee authorized under #3 above, shall determine that medication is in the original pharmacy or manufacturer's container, labeled medication form or pharmacy label, if available, with the following information: Name of student Name of medication Dosage, mode and time of administration Name of physician prescribing medication Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ 5. No medication shall be administered until it is determined that the dosage conforms with the direction and/or authority from the parent and/or physician. 6. Non-prescription medication must be in the original retail container. 7. All medication must be kept in a secure place as determined by school authorities. 8. The administration of any dose of medication must be recorded on an individual medication log sheet. 9. The administration of medication to any student may be discontinued during the period for which it has been prescribed, provided a parent or legal guardian gives oral or written notice in advance of the date of discontinuance. 10. Medications that parents ask school staff to administer should be brought to the building office by the parents, guardian, or designated adult substitute. 11. For medication given for less than 15 days the properly labeled medication container with the name of the medication, student name, date, quantity, strength per dosage unit, physician or dentist name, and how often the medication is to be given; signed parent request and physician (MD, DO) or dentist request are required. For medications given more than 15 days, physician or dentist instructions are required in addition to the above. 12. No more than a 20 day (one month) supply of medication may be brought to school by the parents. 13. Prior to the end of the school year, parents of students with left over medication will be notified in writing and provided the opportunity to pick up the medication. If they do not pick up the medication in time, two school staff, will count and dispose of the medication and a statement verifying the counting and disposal will be dated and signed by the staff members. 14. Students are primarily responsible for going to the school office for medications. If a student fails to go to the office for any particular dose, school staff will make one attempt per dose missed to contact the student and administer the medication. 15. A medication error report form will be sent home to parent on day of medication error 16. For early dismissals parents are to notify the school in writing how to handle the medications. 17. The designated staff person shall be trained and supervised in proper medication administration by a licensed professional person pursuant to chapter 18.71 RCW(Physicians (MD, DO) or chapter 18.79 RCW(Registered Nurses). 18. Medication given by routes other than the oral route are considered nursing and regulated by the law relating to nursing care. Medications such as ointments, eye or ear drops, suppositories or injections that are ordered by a physician can only be administered by the student family members, registered nurses (RNs) or licensed practical nurses (LPNs) or self-administered by the student. The administration of medications by routes other than by mouth cannot be delegated to unlicensed schools staff except in an emergency situation. Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ 19. Only a licensed nurse can take the verbal/phone/fax order from the physician. 20. In situations where the parent, physician and principal believe that it is in the best interest of the student that he or she carry medication, students in grades 5-8 shall carry written permission from the parent indicating the name and dosage of the medication and the dates and times to be taken and the “Authorization for Administration of Oral Medication At School” form must be on file in the school office. Only one day’s dosage (in the originally labeled container) and the parent’s written permission shall be carried by the student (except in the case of inhalers and other multi-dose medication containers). Reference: Chapter 195, LAWS OF 1982 - RCW 28A.31 SPI Bulletin No. 31-98 Education Support AUTHORIZATION FOR MEDICATIONS TO BE TAKEN AT SCHOOL The following section is to be completed by the PARENT/GUARDIAN: (please print) Student's Name________________________________________________Sex_____ Last First Grade: Birthdate: ____________________________________________________________________ Health Care Provider's Name Address Phone I request that authorized persons at school assist my child in taking the medicine(s) described below. I also give my permission for exchange of information between the school staff and the health care provider. ________ _________________________ ______________ _____________ Date Parent/Guardian Signature Home Phone Emergency Phone The following section is to be completed by the HEALTH CARE PROVIDER: please print: Diagnosis for which medication is given:______________________________________ Name of medicine:______________________________________________________ Tablet/Capsule Liquid Inhaler Injection Nebulizer Other If medicine is to be given DAILY, at what time?________________ If medicine is to be given WHEN NEEDED, describe indications:___________________ How soon can it be repeated?______________________________________________ Is child authorized to medicate himself/herself? yes no (i.e. asthma, diabetes) Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ List significant side effects:_________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ Length of time this treatment is recommended:__________________________________ Allergies:______________________________________________________________ Date:_________ Health Care Provider's Signature:___________________________ Volunteer Handbook WELCOME TO OUR VOLUNTEERS The staff and students of Our Lady of the Lake Parish School welcome active and visible parent involvement in the life of the school. Voluntarism enriches the leaning environment of our children and the lives of those donating their time. We look forward to your continued interest, support and involvement in our school community. Enjoy your time with us and do not hesitate to share your insights, question and concerns. We rely on your feedback for the continued improvement of our volunteer program. PHILOSOPHY / GOALS Research indicates that parent voluntarism in schools enhances student self- esteem, increases academic achievement and cognitive development, and improves student behavior and attendance. Teachers come to see parents as valued partners in extending and enriching the educational program. In addition, parents come to know they make a difference through contributions of time and talent. Parent/adult involvement allows staff to draw upon supplemental and often unique adult resources and expertise. The volunteer program serves as an outlet to utilize skills and develop more positive attitudes about oneself and as a resource to acquire new knowledge about the educational process, child development, and the Archdiocesan learning organization. RESPONSIBILITIES Administration is committed to: Facilitating Monitoring Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ Evaluating Providing continuity for the success of the volunteer program Staff is committed to: Welcoming volunteers Informing them about their tasks Providing materials Encouraging their initiatives and celebrating their efforts Volunteers are committed to: Respecting school rules and procedures Performing assigned tasks to the best of their ability Working cooperatively with all staff and seeking clarification when necessary Respecting the confidentiality of the students, staff and parents VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES / PROGRAMS Classroom help o Tutoring o Reviewing work with students o Supporting art projects o Teaching an area of skill (art, music, speech, etc.) o Computer lab support o Filing and paper work o Decorating bulletin boards o Write and/or type dictated stories o Read stories o Assist with a cooking or other hobby experience o Work with a group o Help a group move from one place to another o Play and/or teach games in classroom and play yard o Monitor students working on assignments o Assist class in library o Other ……………………….. Supervision (recess or lunch times) o Assist at dismissal, with crossing guard o Supervise lunch room o Accompany group on field trips Working in Volunteer Room o Clerical Tasks Type as needed Make phone calls for teachers Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ File materials Put names of children on lists, materials, notes Copy materials Gather materials for projects o Work on projects left for parents or take home [If projects are taken home have volunteers sign out, so teachers know where the projects are.] teaching aides such as games and flashcards, prepare materials such as cutting paper with the paper cutter, maintain art supplies by washing paint brushes, correct papers, trim laminated papers Parish Opportunities o CYO o Outreach o Faith Formation Field Trips o All field trips must have the enrichment of the curriculum as their core purpose and must be carefully planned as an extension of the classroom experience. o Children not enrolled in the school should not accompany the class field trip. o All drivers follow the teacher provided directions driving directly to and from the field trip destination without stopping or detouring. It is very important to meet at designated times and locations as directed. o The following requirements must be met for all field trips and other school-sponsored events involving vehicles that are privately owned and driven: o The driver must be at least 21 years old; o The driver must submit to a background check and show no felony, DUI, or reckless driving convictions; o The vehicle must be insured by the driver for the minimum limits required by the Archdiocese’s insurance company; o Students must wear seat belts at all times; and o Children under 6 years and/or 60 pounds must be strapped into approved booster seats HEALTH AND SAFETY Accident or Injury: The designated person representing the school must report all student accident or injury to the parent/guardian. The volunteer should report to the teacher or administrator giving details of how accident occurred and filling out an accident report form. Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ Do not leave an injured child to seek assistance, send a child or another adult to report you need assistance. Medication Procedures: The administration of medications at school is allowed upon written request of the parent and a physician. Any medication dispensed by a volunteer must be supervised or directed by a school staff member. Any medication dispensed must be noted in writing and signed by volunteer and staff. The note should include: student name, medication, dose and person administering. A volunteer may NEVER administer any over the counter medications to a student, unless prescribed as above. SCHOOL’S EMERGENCY PLAN NOTE: Each classroom has a copy of Emergency Response Procedures hanging on the red clipboard by the classroom door. Please refer to this for all situations. Fire Drill – Students are to be instructed as to the safe fire escape route from each classroom including specialists within the first two days of school. See Fire Safety information. . 2. Earthquake Drills and Safety -see additional Earthquake Information Students are to be instructed as to the safe steps to take in case of an earthquake. a. Stay calm. b. Inside - stand in a doorway or crouch under a desk or table, away from windows or glass dividers. Cover your head. c. Outside - stand away from buildings, trees, telephones and electric lines. d. On the road - drive away from underpasses/overpasses, stop in a safe place Intruder or lock down: a. Intercom system will be sued b. If the intruder is in the hall, a staff member or volunteer is to call or escort stranger to the office. If the intruder is in a classroom, send a student or volunteer to the office for help or use the intercom system. If the intruder presents a threat, the intercom system will be used to notify teachers to evacuate students to a safe location away from the intruder. c. Steps of Action: a. Staff member who spots the intruder will inquire as to his/her business and will report the situation directly to the principal. If principal is not on campus the report is made to the vice-principal. If she is not on campus report to school secretary. b. Principal will assess the situation and determine whether to give the intruder alert signal to initiate a lock down. All classroom Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ doors, offices and doors to the other areas of the building should be locked. c. Call 911. School’s Discipline Plan: The philosophy of discipline at Our Lady of the Parish Lake School flows directly from our educational philosophy that the school exists to provide a Christian atmosphere whereby the total person is developed. Children require adult role models whose lived values and actions are in accord with our Catholic Christian philosophy. Our approach to discipline considers the needs of the unique person while attempting to balance the common interests of whole community. We also believe that the process of learning is a life-long journey consisting of a series of choices with respective consequences. Our Lady of the Lake Parish School staff agrees that a consistent approach to discipline is essential for creating a positive atmosphere in our learning community. We substitute the words "Respect and Responsibility" for the word "discipline", thus focusing on the individual's responsibility for his/her own actions. The “Second Step” curriculum, which is taught in every grade, has been proven to be an effective conflict resolution program as well as a program designed to sensitize children and adults to the feelings of others. We use the “Love & Logic” process and believe that love allows children to grow through their mistakes. Logic allows children to learn from the consequences of their choices. We promote shared control, shared thinking and decision-making, applying empathy before delivering consequences and provide opportunities for building self- concept. Overall the school has these basic expectations for students. OLL students must be: Be respectful Be inclusive Be safe Be ready to learn Be responsible Respect and responsibility reinforces appropriate behavior through praise, rewards and privileges. "Appropriate behavior" is defined as following the basic rules of the school: 1. He/she will respect self and others. 2. He/she will respect and care for school and personal property. 3. He/she will observe playground rules and school safety rules. Specifics of these rules are discussed and defined by Teachers and students in their homerooms. Classroom rules are posted in every classroom as well as sent home to each family the first week of school. 4. School Rules are: Follow all directions the first time given Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ Walk inside buildings using an inside voice No fighting, swearing, spitting, or destroying property No gum on school grounds No snowball throwing All personal cassette players, radios, CD players, MP3s and headphones, cell phones and other electronics must be kept in a child’ backpack or locker. These may not be used during the school day. No toys at school without the teachers' permission No weapons (including toy weapons) Disciplinary consequences will result from: Willful and/or repeated physical or emotional harm Willful and/or repeated destruction of property Willful and/or repeated defiance / disobedience Disciplinary Actions Corrective actions will be taken as necessary. These may include time after school, service during recess and/or after school, restitution for damage, loss of school privileges, written accounts of infraction, a telephone call to the Parent/Guardian at home or work, or other appropriate consequences. The Principal is the final recourse in all disciplinary situations and may waive any disciplinary regulation for just cause at his/her discretion. Parents/Guardians are responsible for making any car pool adjustments necessitated by imposed disciplinary actions. VOLUNTEER PROCEDURES Parking May wish to leave valuables, such as a purse, locked in your vehicle as we have no place in the school to secure them Entrance (Please call if unable to come when expected) o Sign in o Pick up name tag and wear at all times on campus or with field trip o Sign out and return name tag when leaving Work routines will be explained by the school staff and on-the-job-training will be provided Familiarize yourself with the rules and routines of the school and classroom. Please ask questions if unsure about a direction or routine. Respect the teaching learning process by not using your volunteer time for an informal parent-teacher conference or conversation. Be aware that the staff room is often a workroom for teachers and children are not allowed in this area. Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ When volunteering in classrooms or on field trips make other arrangements for siblings. Be open and honest in your communication to the staff and administration. If you feel a problem exists, help to identify the problem and communicate your concern directly to a staff member. As a volunteer you are not expected to be responsible for the actions of the children or for administering discipline. If a student is disruptive seek assistance from the teacher or administrator. Confidentiality o In the course of your volunteer work at our school, you may learn confidential information about students, parents or teachers. You are expected to keep this information confidential in any setting inside or outside the school, just as you would wish your own privacy rights to be respected. o There are times when student confidences cannot be kept. If a student confides a desire to commit suicide to a volunteer, that confidence must be reported. If a child reports any type of abuse to the volunteer that must be reported to the administration, who may ask you for a statement to be forwarded to Child Protective Services. The guideline to follow is: Any information which, if shared with parent and/or administrators may save someone from harm must be shared. VOLUNTEER CODE OF ETHICS CONFIDENTIALITY A volunteer operates in a position of trust. Personal information pertaining to students must be kept confidential, as well as conversations between parents, teachers and students. COMMUNICATION Always direct other parents’ concerns to the classroom teacher. Written notes and comments are most helpful to the teachers because of time. If there is a conflict or difference in opinion, please go directly to the source and deal with the challenge. It is the school’s responsibility to inform parents of student progress. If problems or concerns arise, first discuss them with the appropriate staff member, and if necessary, the Administrative team. QUALITY WORK If you don’t think you can do the job, please be honest and talk to the teacher involved. If directions need clarity, please ask. The office workroom is a space to be shared to work on projects here at school. Please notify the school secretary if supplies are running low. DEPENDABILITY Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ The school relies on your support. Follow through on tasks by attending to scheduled times and please give notice of absence whenever possible. If your schedule changes throughout the year, just let us know. RESPECT FOR OTHERS Children learn from watching you. Practice patience and understanding toward the children and staff which helps learners value and apply these qualities. COMPLETION OF BACKGROUND CHECK, CALLED TO PROTECT TRAINING AND NOTIFICATION OF THE SEXUAL ABUSE POLICY OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF SEATTLE ROLE At all times a volunteer is there to support the needs of the teachers, students, or program. Observations of staff must never be evaluative in nature, and tasks should be carried out according to the teacher’s request. **** It is important that as a volunteer you are realistic about the amount of time that you can offer the school and what you are unable to handle. Being at Our Lady of the Lake Parish School should be a positive experience; however this may not be possible if your commitments outweigh the amount of time or energy that you have available. VOLUNTEER APPLICATION ** Background check must accompany application. Name: ______________________________________________________ Address: ____________________________________________________ Home Phone: ___________________ cell or work: _________________ Email: ______________________ Religion: ______________________ Areas of Strength (what do you want to help with) o ________________________________________________________ o ________________________________________________________ Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ o ________________________________________________________ Areas I am not comfortable with o ________________________________________________________ o ________________________________________________________ o ________________________________________________________ Times and Days Available o ________________________________________________________ o ________________________________________________________ I commit myself to service to this school, and I agree to be bound by the principles, policies and procedures contained in the volunteer handbook. ______________________________ ______________________________ signature date NOTES AND QUESTIONS Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents . http://www.wordwendang.com/en/ This word document was downloaded from the website: http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, please remain this link information when you reproduce , copy, or use it. <a href='http://www.wordwendang.com/en'>word documents</a> Please go to http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, where you can download million word documents .
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