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									 LINDBERGH
ACCELERATED
   SCHOOL




Parent/Student Handbook
Mrs. Julie Gaddie          Mrs. Joy Pike
Principal                  Secretary

           Mrs. Janice Wing
           Assistant Principal

     2812 St. Joseph Avenue
        (816) 671-4250



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                   The Lindbergh Parent Handbook

  This handbook is designed to be a helpful booklet for home and school as
   we work together to make Lindbergh School a quality student-centered
 school. We hope that you will look over all the items for your information.
           Should you have a question or concern about any area,
                    please call school to discuss the item.
      Families should keep the handbook handy as a reference for when
those “What do I do” questions come along. Keeping this book with the
telephone book is a good idea for quick referral.




                                 Daily Time Schedule
        Breakfast is served in the commons from 8:05am to 8:25am. Students should not
arrive at school before 8:05am. If students choose not to eat breakfast, they can
participate in walk and talk. Walk and talk will be held outside on the front playground.
In case of bad weather, it will be held on the first floor hall. Walk and talk is a time for
students to talk to their friends and at the same time get some exercise in before the day
begins.


       Daily Operations
         School starts at 8:30am and
students will be counted tardy after
8:35am. School is dismissed at
3:15pm in the afternoon. Buses are
loaded as they arrive.
         Being at school on time is very                            Arrival
important for all students so they do                      For those students who ride with
not miss early directions for the day             parents and do not eat breakfast at school,
and do not disturb the class by coming            we ask that they not arrive at school before
in late.                                          8:25am. Your child’s safety is our first
                                                  priority and we are unable to provide them
                                                  adequate supervision prior to 8:25am. You
                                                  are welcome to park along Concord and the
                                                  East side of Monroe if you wish to walk
                                                  your son/daughter into the building.




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                                             In keeping with these precautions:
                                                    1. The building principal or designee
                                                    shall NOT excuse a student before the
                                                    end of the school day without a request
                                                    for the early dismissal by the student’s
                                                    parents or guardian.

                                                    2. Telephone requests for early
                                                    dismissal of a student shall be honored
                                                    only if the caller can be positively
                                                    identified as the student’s parent or
                                                    guardian.

                                                    3. Children of estranged parents will be
               Dismissal                            released only to the parent whom the
        Students who ride the bus will be           court holds directly responsible for the
dismissed as the buses arrive at 3:15 pm.           child and who is the parent or guardian
                                                    registered on the school record.
Car riders are dismissed at the end of the          Additional precautions shall be taken by
school day through the North doors only.            the school administration for the
Please review with your car rider his/her           younger students when the need arises.
daily routine. We need your support in
conveying to students the importance of
exiting through the North doors only.
        ** When picking students up at
the end of the day, we ask all parents
to wait for them in the car or outside
the North doors and not at the
classroom door. **
        This will be helpful to our entire
staff due to the excitement created by
visitors to the room. Announcements at
the close of the day are very important
and require students' full attention.                Early Dismissal Requests
Thank you for following these                        We encourage you to try and
procedures.                                  schedule your child’s doctor and dental
                                             appointments around school hours.
          We appreciate                      Instructional time is very important,
                                             therefore, if a student is picked up early
         your cooperation!
                                             or arrives at school late for any reason
                                             they will not be eligible for perfect
     Student Dismissal Precautions           attendance.
        The school district is responsible           You must stop at the office to
for the safety of children during the        check your child out for any early
school day. Therefore, no staff member       dismissal. Students will not be
shall excuse any pupil from school prior     dismissed from the classroom without
to the end of the school day or into any     office authorization.
person’s custody without the direct prior
approval and knowledge from the
building office staff.


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                                                                 Persistent absenteeism creates a genuine
                                                      hardship on the student and the teacher. Continued
                                                      absenteeism is regarded as a serious problem.
                                                      Please contact the school before 9:00 am if your
                                                      child will not be attending that day. A note
                                                      explaining the reason for any absence must be sent
                                                      to school when the student returns, even if you
       Transportation Change                          called the office. A doctor’s note will be required
                                                      for all illnesses lasting more than 2 days.
       Please notify school in advance
                                                                 The school district will work in
by a note to the teacher, if there is to be a         conjunction with the Buchanan County
change in the transporting of your child.             Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and the Buchanan
       If no notification is received,                County Juvenile Office to assure compliance with
your child will follow his/her regular                the Missouri attendance law. Parents of students
method of getting home such as the                    who are unexcused will be notified when their
school bus.                                           child reaches five (5) days of unexcused absences.
                                                      If absences per semester exceed fifteen (15) days for
                                                      elementary students and seven (7) days for middle
                                                      and high school students, the case may be referred
                 Telephone                            to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for
        The office telephone is a                     consideration of criminal prosecution as a class C
business phone and is to be used by                   misdemeanor.
students only in emergencies. Student                            The Prosecuting Attorney uses the
use of cell phones and text messages                  following guidelines when considering some days
are only allowed after school hours.                  as unexcused absences.
        You are welcome to call                                1. Assignments are to be picked up
Lindbergh during the office hours of                              at the school. Failure to do so
8:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday through                               after three (3) days will result in
Friday. Please have arrangements                                  the absences recorded as
                                                                  unexcused.
made for your students prior to the
                                                               2. Notification of absences is
start of school. We have had too many
                                                                  extremely important. Parents
last minute phone calls to the office,
                                                                  should contact school whenever a
which makes for confusion at the day’s
                                                                  child is absent or going to be
end.
                                                                  absent.
                                                               3. If a child is absent for more than
                                                                  two (2) consecutive days, it is
                                                                  presumed that medical treatment
                                                                  will be sought. If no doctor’s
                                                                  excuse is provided after five (5)
                                                                  consecutive days, the absence will
             Attendance Policy                                    be considered unexcused.
          It goes without saying that regular
attendance is essential for student success in                 If there are extenuating circumstances
school. The daily classroom experience,               causing the excessive absences, parents should
presentations of skills and materials, and student/   contact the building principal. When a
teacher interaction cannot be made up with make-      student returns to school from any absence, a
up assignments. The learning experience is more       written excuse is required.
than just a passing grade on a final test or paper.




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                                                               Students who wish to have someone
                                                      visit their class must have permission from
                                                      the teacher and the principal. Visits only for
                                                      the purpose of visiting are not allowed due
                                                      to the interruption that is caused to
                                                      instruction.
                                                               There are special situations that
                                                      make classroom visitors an addition to
                                                      instruction. There are also a few times that
    Change of Address or Telephone                    someone may need to visit a class to observe
                 Number                               a specific student or activity. These visits are
It is extremely important that every                  to be kept to a minimum and short in length.
student maintain an up-to-date address                          Parents who feel like they need to
                                                      observe their child in the classroom must
and telephone number record at the
                                                      make arrangements in advance with the
school office.                                        teacher. This way the activity can be sure to
Please notify the school immediately if               be one to address your concerns. This visit
you have a change of address or                       should usually not be more than 45 minutes.
telephone number during the school                             Special events, like parents to
year.                                                 lunchtime, are a part of the school program.
                                                      They too must be kept to a short specific
                                                      time. Lunch visits should not continue over
                                                      into a classroom visit.
                                                               It is not our intent to appear un-
                                                      wanting of people in school, but it is our
                                                      purpose to protect the instructional time of
                                                      all students. Everyone’s help by appreciating
                 Check Policy                         the instructional time of the classroom will
Personal checks are welcome at the St. Joseph         be most helpful.
School District. The School District retains a                 School visitations should not be
collection service to recover all bad checks.         planned for the first weeks of the year, or the
When paying by check it is important that the         closing weeks of a year. Before holidays
check writer is aware that they are authorizing       should also be avoided.
any dishonored checks to be collected
electronically from their account along with a                 Students sometimes want to bring
minimum service fee of $25.00. The check
writer is also responsible for all other collection
                                                      friends or relatives to class. Sorry-only
costs.                                                students enrolled at Lindbergh may attend
                                                      classes.
                                                                    Visitor Guidelines
                                                          1. Parent contacts building principal
         School Safety                                         for permission, providing reason for
                                                               the visit. If the request involves
                                                               observing a student with an IEP or
Visitors                                                       504 Plan, or if the student is in the
                                                               process of an educational
        It is a St. Joseph School District                     evaluation, the principal discusses
board policy that anyone coming into the                       the request with the Special Services
school is required to report to the office                     Department.
and obtain a visitor’s pass to be worn while              2. Building principal arranges a
in the building.                                               mutually agreed upon time for the


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      visit/observation, based upon the        students while crossing the street.
      teacher/classroom schedule.              Patrols are expected to dress for the
   3. If the purpose of the visit is for a     weather. Coats are required if the
      professional observation (by a non-      temperature is 40 degrees or below.
      district person) or related to a high    Raincoats are provided and expected to
      school career class or higher
                                               be worn when appropriate. Other duties
      education assignment, a
      Confidentiality Statement will be        may be assigned by the sponsor as
      signed by the observer. If the           necessary.
      observation is for a specific student,           Students are expected to
      a signed Release of Information (by      respect each Safety Patrol member on
      parent or guardian) will be provided     duty and follow their directions. Safety
      to the building principal.               Patrol members are selected from the
   4. To prevent the interruption of the       fifth and sixth grades by the patrol
      instructional process, the length of     sponsor and the principal.
      the visit will be held to a minimum.
      If the observation involves a student
      with an IEP, a 504 Plan, or one in
      the process of an educational
      evaluation, the observation will not
      extend 2 hours and a member of the
      Special Services staff may be
      present for the duration of the
      observation.


                                                               Bus Safety
                                                       Student safety is of great
                                               importance to the St. Joseph School
                                               District. Our school bus transportation
                                               service is one area in which we place a
                                               heavy emphasis on safety. Misbehavior
                                               simply cannot be permitted and will be
                                               treated through a bus conduct notice
           School Safety Patrol                system. Here is how conduct notices
         Lindbergh School has a student        will be handled:
safety patrol that is used to help provide             1. First Notice: student will be
supervision for safety to all students at                  warned, with the notice
school. The District Safety Patrol Officer                 signed by the parent and bus
of the St. Joseph Police Department and                    driver.
the School District of St. Joseph Safety               2. Second Notice: student will
Patrol Coordinator will train safety                       be removed from the bus for
patrols.                                                   three school days.
         The patrol members are assigned               3. Third Notice: student will be
the duties of monitoring the passage of                    removed from the bus for
students in the hallway before and after                   five school days.
school, and students coming and going                  4. Fourth Notice: student will
to breakfast. Students will also be                        be removed from the bus for
assigned a post outside to aid other


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           the remainder of the school
           year.

Any student found guilty of substance                      Fire and Tornado Drill
abuse may be removed from the bus for               Fire and tornado drills are held at
the remainder of the school year and        irregular intervals throughout the school
face consequences with the school.          year. Remember these basic rules:
Under certain circumstances, the                    1. Check the instructions in each
building principal, after consulting with           classroom (they are posted)
the transportation director, may deviate            indicating how to leave the
from the above procedures                           building in case of fire.
                                                    2. Walk. No talking. Move
                                                    quickly and quietly to designated
                                                    area.

                                                    Playground Supervision
                                                   School staff will supervise the
                                            playground during the hours of 8:05 am
        Bad Weather Procedure               and 3:30 pm. Supervised play times are
        During the school year, if it is    morning and afternoon recesses. At least
necessary to either dismiss school early    one adult is on the playground
or not have school because of bad           during regularly scheduled breaks. The
weather, parents and students will be       playground is not supervised after 3:30
informed by the following:                  pm and students are expected to leave
                 *Alert Now                 for home immediately following
                 Cablevision Channel 41     dismissal.
                 KKJO Radio
                 KFEQ Radio
                 KQTV Television
        *Alert Now is the phone message
system that will be up and running for
the 2009-2010 school year. Please make
sure that current phone numbers have
been given to the office to ensure that
you will receive any phone message
alerts sent out.                                         Recess Policies
        If no announcement is made                 Weather permitting; students are
prior to 7:00 am, school will be in         given one or two recesses each day.
session as usual.                           Decisions to have outside recess during
        If the weather becomes severe       cold weather depend upon the
during the school day, and school is to     temperature and the wind chill factor.
be dismissed early, an announcement         Shorter outside recess times could be
from the school district will be made       scheduled on very cold days. Students
through the news media by noon.             should always dress for outside recess.
        Channel 41 will receive the                All students must be on the
first word.                                 playground during outside recess. Only
                                            students with medical excuses will be


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allowed to remain in the building during
scheduled outside breaks.                      A B Honor Roll-For all A's and
        Students will have supervised           B's at the end of the quarter,
free time in the classroom on days when         Grades 2-6.
bad weather prevents outside recess. The
teacher in charge usually selects quiet        Citizenship Award-For students
games, talking with friends, listening to       who demonstrate excellence in
quiet music, etc.                               citizenship, Grades K-1.

                                               Reading Circle Award-Given by
            Playground Rules
                                                the State Department of
        Students are to remain on the           Elementary Education to
playground during outdoor recess.               students who read the required
Tackle football is not permitted. Other         number of books for their grade
dangerous activities such as skate              level, Grades K-6.
boarding, piggyback riding, rock
throwing, and snowball throwing are, of       Lifetime Reading Circle Award-
course, not permitted. Misuse or               This certificate is given to 6th
destruction of playground equipment            grade students who have earned
will not be allowed. Play privileges will      a Reading Circle Award every
be restricted when necessary.                  year, K through Grade 6.
        Note: Student's toys or                    There are also numerous
playground equipment should NOT             awards given by the classroom
be brought to school.                       teachers for work or behavior in their
                                            individual classrooms.




         ACADEMIC                                          Reading Circle
                                                     One of the goals for Lindbergh each
        ACHIEVEMENT                         year is to have 100% of our students earn
                                            their State Reading Circle Certificates. The
                                            requirements for the number of books to be
                                            read are different at each grade level.
                                                     Students who read outside of school
                                            on a regular basis usually do better in
                                            school. We would ask each parent to make
               Awards                       reading at home a daily habit.
       Numerous awards are given
to recognize student achievement
throughout the year. The following
are some of Lindbergh’s awards.

   Attendance Award-For one or
    no absences during the quarter,                 Grade Scale
    Grades K-6.                                    The following grading scale is
                                            used at Lindbergh School. It is a
   Honor Roll-For all A's at the end       scale set by the school district for
    of the quarter, Grades 2-6.             elementary schools.


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        A- 100%-90%                               school if you have questions regarding
        B- 89%-80%                                progress.
        C- 79%- 70%                                        Parent/Teacher Conferences are
        D- 69%-60%                                scheduled following the completion of
        F- 59% & less                             the first and third nine-week grading
                                                  periods.
Promotion and Retention of Students                        Parent’s attendance at
         Students in the St. Joseph School
District will be considered for promotion at      conferences is very important. A parent
the end of each school year. In general, pupils   may request a conference with their
shall be promoted annually, but exceptions to     child’s teacher at any time during the
this policy may be made.                          school year. Please contact the teacher
         Promotion will be recommended            for an appointment if a conference is
for all students who have successfully            desired.
completed the minimum academic                             Likewise, a teacher may
requirements for the present grade.
                                                  sometimes find it necessary to request a
         Delayed Promotion notification
occurs at third quarter conferences if the        special conference with a parent. Please
student has been placed on delayed                make every effort to meet with the
promotion. The student's attendance at            teacher and keep good communication
summer school will then be required and           between home and school.
the decision for promotion will be made at
the end of summer school.
         Retention in the same grade may
be recommended for students who have
not met the minimum academic
requirements or for whom social,                                 Study Skills
emotional, or physical development                        Specific skills and techniques can
would not allow satisfactory progress in          make learning easier and more
the next grade.                                   enjoyable. The following are student
         Placement into the next grade may        guidelines for achieving good study
be recommended for students who have              habits.
not met the minimum academic                             1. Come to class prepared with pencil,
requirements, but for whom social and                    paper and other necessary materials.
personal needs are significantly greater                 2. Be an active participant in class.
than the academic requirements.                          Listen well and take part in class.
                                                         3. Ask questions to clarify problems.
                                                         4. Plan your day and schedule time for
                                                         homework.




              Report Cards
                                                                 Make-up Work
       Report cards are issued following
                                                         The school is obligated to
the completion of each nine-week
                                                  provide make-up work for excused
grading period. Please carefully review
                                                  absences. Students or their parents are
your child’s report card and contact the
                                                  responsible for requesting make-up work


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immediately upon the student’s return to                tops, bare midriff, mid-cut
school. A parent may call the school                    shirts or tops, and see-
office and request the student’s                        through shirts.
homework early in the day. Please allow
the teacher enough time to compile the              2. Shorts must be of an
work. Planned assignments will be given                appropriate length;
when the teacher has knowledge of the                  however, very short shorts,
absence, in advance.                                   such as the thin, nylon,
                                                       athletic-type shorts with
                                                       side slits, and biker shorts
                                                       are not accepted.

                                                    3. Clothing that advertises
                                                       alcohol, drugs and
                                                       cigarettes.

                                                    4. Clothing that utilizes
           Preschool Locations                         double play on words,
        The St. Joseph School District                 obscenities, profanity, or is
offers preschool programs at the                       suggestive in anyway.
following schools: Lindbergh, Edison,
Lake, Neely, and Deer Park. There is                 For health and safety, appropriate
also a preschool program located at the      footwear must be worn at all times-bare
Ruth Huston Learning Center.                 feet are not acceptable. Sandals are
        Children must be 4 years old by      acceptable if they are sufficiently safe
August 1 of the year they want to attend     and adequately secured to the feet. Caps,
to be eligible. Parents who are interested   hats or head coverings should not be
in the preschool program should call one     worn in the building, unless approved by
of the preschool centers for additional      the principal.
information.                                         When, in the judgment of the
                                             principal, a student’s appearance or
          Student Dress Code                 mode of dress disrupts the educational
        Student dress and grooming will      process or constitutes a threat to health
be the responsibility of the individual      or safety, the student may be required to
and the parent. A student’s appearance       make modifications.
can have a significant effect on learning
and behavior. Clothing must cover the
body sufficiently and avoid attracting
excessive attention and causing
disruptions. The following have been
found to be a distraction to the learning
process and therefore are unacceptable        General Dress Guidelines Specific to
for wearing in an elementary school:                   Physical Education
                                                    Students do not “dress out” for
                                             physical education in elementary
       1. Halter or strapless tops,          schools. Students are expected to attend
          tube tops, swimsuit-type


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physical education class wearing                  lunch account will be charged a $2.00
clothing that is appropriate for physical         replacement fee and a letter of notification
activity. Tennis shoes (or shoes of a             will be sent home.
similar nature that are secured and have                            Lunch Money
soft soles) are required. NO                       Child Breakfast $1.50
FLIPFLOPS. Jewelry that may interfere              Child Reduced Breakfast $ .40
with participation or cause a safety issue
                                                   Adult Breakfast $ 2.05
should be removed before participation
                                                   Child Lunch $ 1.85
in physical education class.
                                                   Child Reduced Lunch $ .40
             Chewing Gum                           Adult Lunch $ 2.75
Because of the mess that gum                      *Students in grades 1-6 are given the
can create for building                           opportunity to purchase snacks at lunch on
maintenance,Lindbergh has a                       M-W-F.
simple policy about gum at                                 Students may put money into their
school: “NO GUM”. Everyone                        lunch account daily. We encourage all
is expected to follow this                        students to keep money in their lunch
policy.                                           account even if they only eat once in a while.
                                                  The computer will print out a note when the
                                                  student's account becomes low. If your
                                                  student’s account falls below --$4.00, they will
                                                  be served a cheese sandwich and milk for
                                                  lunch until the account is paid up.
                                                            Our cafeteria staff is eager to answer
       Nutrition Services                         any questions you may have regarding your
                                                  child's lunch account. Please do not hesitate
                                                  to call the Lindbergh kitchen if you have
                                                  questions. Lunch and extra milk can be
                                                  purchased through the account system.
                                                  Students may pay for their lunches on a daily,
                                                  weekly or monthly basis. Please send all
                Lunch Programs                    lunch money to school in an envelope with
         During the first week of school, all     Students’ name, Teachers’ name and amount
children will be given an application for free    enclosed on the envelope. Lunch money
or reduced priced lunch to take home to           envelopes are available in the office and
their parents. Please return the filled out       cafeteria upon request. Please use this
form, even if your family does not qualify.       envelope to get your child's lunch account up
Please keep in mind; we are required to           and going for the year.
provide every parent with the opportunity to
apply. During the year if family
circumstances change, applications need to
be brought up-to-date.
         Students may purchase lunch in the
cafeteria or bring their lunch from home.
Extra milk may be purchased for the lunch                         Cafeteria Rules
period only. Students will be issued one                  The school cafeteria should be
picture identification lunch card. They will be   considered a restaurant where students go to
responsible for getting their lunch cards to      eat. Good manners should apply as with any
and from the cafeteria. If the student loses      restaurant, so everyone may enjoy his/her
the lunch card or destroys the card, their        lunch and visit with the people sitting near


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them at their class table.
        The following will be considered
unacceptable behavior for school lunch:
        1. Throwing food
        2. Yelling or loud talking
        3. Playing with the food                          School Insurance
        4. Touching or bothering another’s              The school district does not
        lunch
        5. Bringing soda pop into the           carry insurance that covers students.
        lunchroom                               Students are covered only by their
        6. Getting up from your table without   family coverage. At the beginning of
        permission                              each school year, the school does
        7. Improperly disposing of food and     send home with each student a flyer
        waste items.                            that offers families a very
        8. Passing to and from lunch in a
                                                inexpensive accident policy for
        disturbing manner throughout the
        building.                               students. The policy is not from the
                                                school district and is offered to
                                                students as a service only. No
                                                student is required to purchase the
                                                insurance.
                                                   Administering Medication to
                                                               Students
                                                        Lindbergh has a full time
                                                nurse, Mrs. Valerie Meyer, RN, BSN.
                                                Medications will be given to students
         Health Services                        during school hours only if absolutely
                                                necessary. The parent/ guardian
                                                should make every effort to schedule
         Illness & Accidents
                                                the medication dosages to be given
       Should your child become
                                                before or after school. However, if
seriously ill or injured at school, we
                                                this is not possible the following
will contact you at once. If we
                                                instructions must be followed:
cannot reach you, we will use the
emergency contact information you
have provided. It is important
that we have the name and
phone number for someone that
will be able to come for your
                                                 PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION
child if there is sickness or                      1. Medication container must have a
injury. Please remember, we cannot                    label attached by a pharmacist
keep seriously ill children, children                 and/or physician and will include:
who have vomited or children whose                             Child’s name
temperature is 100 degrees or more                        Name of medication
                                                         Dosage of medication
within the past 24 hours, at school.                      Route of medication
                                                             Name of doctor
                                                   2. Written permission from
                                                      parent/guardian to give medication.


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   3. Time of day medication is to be
      given.
   4. Dosage limited to one-day supply –
      container returned home daily with
      student for short-term prescription
      medications.

Physician ordered long-term medications
                                                      All long term (10 days or
may have a 30-day supply at school.            more) and emergency medications,
                                               prescriptions and non-
                                               prescriptions, must have a special
                                               form completed by the physician/
                                               authorized prescriber and parent/
                                               guardian. The form is to be
                                               completed returned to the school
                                               nurse or office. Forms may be
                                               obtained from the school nurse or
                                               at the school office.
                                                 Further information can be found in
                                                          Board Policy JHCD.
       NON-PRESCRIPTION
         MEDICATIONS
(OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATIONS)                               Kindergarten
                                                       Children entering Kindergarten
   A written request from a                    are required to be 5 years old on or
physician/authorized prescriber is             before August 1 of the year that they will
required for non-prescription                  be starting school.
                                                       Pre-registration takes place in
medicine dispensed by the school
                                               the spring at all SJSD elementary
nurse to elementary school students.
   1. Medication must come in the
                                               schools.
      original container.                              Parents are asked to bring
   2. Child’s name must be on the              birth certificates, social security
      medication container.                    numbers and immunization records in
   3. Only the instructions listed on the      order to complete enrollment.
      medication container will be                     State policies require all
      followed unless a physician/             children to have their shots up-to-date
      authorized prescriber requests in
      writing that different instructions be
                                               before they can enter school.
      followed for administering the                  GENERAL ITEMS
      medication.
   4. Written permission from
      parent/guardian to give medication.      Classroom Parties
   5. Time of day medication is to be                  The number of parties and
      given.
   6. Dosage limited to one-day supply –       their time limits are set by school
      container will be returned home          district policies. All treats must
      daily with student for short-term        be commercially prepared items
      medications. Physician ordered
      long-term medications may have a         and completely edible. No
      30-day supply at school.                 homemade food items can be


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served at school. Treats will            curriculum. Parents will always be
usually be shared at the end of the      notified of any field trip plans.
school day. We observe 2                 Sometimes students will be asked to
holidays by having a class party:        bring a small amount of money to
                                         help pay for the cost of the bus or
  Christmas and Valentine’s.
                                         the event.


       Birthday Parties                                  Pets
                                                Students are required to get
                                         permission in advance before
                                         bringing any pet to school. Pets
                                         must be brought in an unbreakable
        Parents who want to send         container. Pets must be the type
out invitations for home parties         that would not be dangerous to any
should only send invitations to          other person. There must be an
school when all of the students or       educational reason for requesting
at least all of the boys or all of the   any pet be allowed to be brought to
girls will be getting one. We want to
                                         school. The district policy doesn’t
avoid having some of the students
                                         allow pets to be brought to school
with hurt feelings.
        Many students make a
                                         on the school bus.
request to bring treats to school on           After-School Activities
their birthday so they may share
                                                  Students and parents will be
                                         notified of various activities that might
them with their class. Treats should
                                         be held after school hours. Activities
be small and completely edible.
                                         such as sporting events and program
Treats will usually be shared at the     practices require extra time. However,
end of the day they are brought to       the recruitment of students for these
school. Approximately 15 minutes         activities is not to take place during the
will be allowed for this type of         school day. If students choose to take
activity. Permission must be             part in an activity, they will be
obtained from the classroom              responsible for their own transportation
teacher.                                 home.

                                                 Please review the plan for
                                         picking up your student the night before
                                         the activity. Students should not have to
                                         call someone to get transportation on the
                                         day they stay late for an activity.
             Field Trips
       The classroom teachers
                                                    Lost and Found
schedule trips to various points of             Items found at school are to be
interest. These trips are designed to    brought to the school office when the
add to and expand the classroom          owner isn’t known. Items can be found


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in the treasure chest in the back hall of
the main floor. Parents are asked to put               Special Services
the student’s name on all items brought
                                                    Lindbergh is fortunate to
to school. School supplies, lunch boxes,
jackets, gloves and other items are easier   have specially trained instructors
to return when they are marked.              who can help students who meet
         Students should not bring           the state criteria for special needs.
items of great value or any kind of toy      There are teachers to give
to school. Parents, please be aware of       assistance to students who are
what students bring to class.
                                             classified Learning Disabled or
                                             Health Impaired. Lindbergh also
                                             has the services of a certified
                                             speech therapist and an elementary
                                             counselor. All of these teachers
                                             provide Lindbergh School with
                                             some very important services for
                                             our students with special needs.



                                                FAMILY INVOLVMENT
                                                         Family Involvement
                                                      Lindbergh has a full time Family
                                             Involvement Coordinator, Mrs. Heather
                                             Emmendorfer. There are many ways that
              Counselor                      you can be informed and involved at your
       The classroom teacher is a            child's school and with his/her education.
child’s first and closest counselor          When you are actively involved, your child
                                             is more likely to be successful in school, to
in school. Their efforts with the            behave better and have more positive
students are likely to be the most           attitudes toward school and the learning
effective. The building principal is         process.
also there to help children work                     Lindbergh offers many family
through problems or just share a             involvement activities throughout the year.
success.                                     Please watch for activities on channel 41,
       Sometimes children have               school newsletters, flyers and the St. Joseph
                                             News Press on Sundays.
persisting problems or
emergencies that require the
services of a trained counselor.
Lindbergh has a full time
counselor, Ms. Lori Cole.


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                                                              School Volunteers
                                                         If you are interested in becoming a
                                                 school volunteer, please call 671-4250 and
                                                 ask that your name be given to the
                                                 Volunteer Coordinator. Your interest and
    Parent-Teacher Associations (PTA)            involvement is always appreciated. We also
         PTA will be organized the first         need “Home Volunteers” this consists of
month of school. This organization is a          stapling books, making posters, etc. You
member of the state and national                 could do the work at home and return it to
organizations. PTA encourages families           school.
to help their children, their school and their
community. The PTA at Lindbergh has a
tradition of being a very positive and
supportive organization. Membership costs
just $5.00 and a business membership is just
$10.00.

         PTA Officers 2010-2011                         WPBC Our Helping Hands
   President-Ms. Angel Benner                           Lindbergh School joined the
   1st Vice President-Mr. Pat McCormick         Partners in Education program during
   2nd Vice President- Mrs. Taunya Orr          the 1995-96 school year. The partner for
   Standing Officer: Mrs. Julie Gaddie          Lindbergh School is Wyatt Park Baptist
    Secretary-Mrs. Michelle Davis               Church. They are located at Gene Field
   Treasurer-Mrs. Katy DeWeese                  and Leonard Road.
   Sergeant at Arms-Mrs. Heather                        The idea behind the Business
    Emmendorfer                                  Partner Program is one of sharing
                                                 human resources. The church has
                                                 provided mentors, items for needy
                 Fund Raisers                    families, and the establishment of the
         The school PTA will hold                Robert Barnes Jr. Memorial Endowment
fundraising campaign (s) each year. The          fund for needy Lindbergh families.
fundraising will be used to meet the                     Students will be
operating budget and required expenses of        providing cards for shut in community
the PTA. These funds will be used to             members throughout the school year.
provide educational opportunities to students    Wyatt Park Baptist Church also
and staff.                                       organizes and funds our annual field
         The PTA is committed to providing       day "Camp Lindbergh/WPBC". This is
teachers and students with many of the           usually held the middle or next to the
materials and funds that are not otherwise       last Friday of May each year.
available to enhance the learning                        WPBC is a group of caring
experiences at Lindbergh School.                 people who have taken on the task of
         All selling will be voluntary and no    sharing their talents with the students of
minimum sales will be required. Classroom        Lindbergh School. We are very proud to
or other school groups will have to have         have Wyatt Park Baptist Church family
approval of the principal before conducting      as our partner.
any type of fundraiser.                                  In 2009, Lindbergh also partnered
                                                 with Apple Market. We are so excited to
                                                 have an additional business partner!



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     LIBRARY SERVICES                                 Textbooks & Library Books
                                                             All books are furnished free of charge
                                                   to students who attend the St. Joseph Public
                                                   Schools. However, students are expected to
                                                   exercise reasonable and proper care in the use of
                                                   district owned texts. In the event that a book is
                                                   lost or damaged, the student shall reimburse the
                                                   district according to the replacement cost.
                 Book Fair
        The school librarian, Mrs. Angie             Summer Explorers Childcare
Hernandez, holds a school book fair in                    Summer Explorers is
the library twice a year. The book fairs           childcare for all children in the St.
are usually held during Parent/Teacher
Conferences and provide parents some
                                                   Joseph and surrounding areas,
great gift ideas. The small profits go to          grades kindergarten through sixth.
purchase supplies and reading materials            Summer hours are from 6:00 a.m.
for the library. Students can also build a         to 6:00 p.m., Monday through
home library with these good books.                Friday. Summer care includes
                                                   weekly field trips to the swimming
                 Library
        Lindbergh School is fortunate to
                                                   pool, skating rink and to the
have an excellent building library with            movies. Explorers will also spend
an outstanding librarian. The library              time on the computers, reading,
contains many outstanding books for                playing games, doing fun science
students' reading enjoyment as well as             experiments, enjoying visitors and
numerous resource times to help                    lots of fun educational learning.
students with their school work.
        To enable all students to have
good access to the library materials, the                  Childcare fees include all
following rules have been put in place:            field trips, a student program t-
                                                   shirt, breakfast and a lunch daily.
1. Books and magazines may be checked out for      A $50.00 fee is due at the time of
one week. A book may be renewed by bringing it
back at the end of the week and checking it out    enrollment. This fee covers
again.                                             registration and activity fees.
2. Overdue notices will be sent home if books      Registration forms with current fee
are not returned. Please remind your child to      information will be sent home with
return books on time.                              students during the last of April or
3. Children will be responsible for lost or        the first of May of each school
damaged books. It is recommended that your         year. Return the registration forms
child keep his or her library book in a special,
safe place to avoid loss or damage.                promptly to the Lindbergh school
                                                   office, to insure your child a spot.
4. Kindergarten may check out 1 book, grades1-6    If you know of anyone in the
may check out 2 books.
                                                   surrounding area that is in need of
                                                   summer childcare, have them
                                                   contact the school at 671-4250.


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                                                    Notification of absences is extremely important.
                                                    Parents should contact school whenever a child
              YMCA                                  is absent or going to be absent.
For more information regarding                      If a child is absent for more than two (2)
                                                    consecutive days, it is presumed that
before and after school child care                  medical treatment will be sought. If no
please call 232-3344.                               doctor’s excuse is provided after five (5)
                                                    consecutive days, the absence will be considered
                                                    unexcused.

                                                    If there are extenuating circumstances causing
                                                    the excessive absences, parents should contact
                                                    the building principal. When a student returns to
                                                    school from any absence, a written excuse is
                                                    required.

                                                    Bus Safety
                                                    Student safety is of great importance to the St.
                                                    Joseph School District. Our school bus
                                                    transportation service is one area in which we
                                                    place a heavy emphasis on safety. Misbehavior
                Discipline                          simply cannot be permitted and will be treated
                                                    through a bus conduct notice system. The
             Student Discipline                     suggested use of how conduct notices can be
                                                    handled is as follows:
SJSD Elementary Handbook                            First Notice: student will receive a warning,
                                                    with the notice signed by the parent the bus
Note: A complete copy of all board policies         driver, and the principal.
referred to in this handbook can be found on the    Second Notice: student will conference with a
district’s website: http://web.sjsd.k12.mo.us.      principal and could face school discipline or
                                                    further suspension from the bus not to exceed 3
                                                    school days.
Attendance Policy                                   Third Notice: student will conference with a
The school district will work in conjunction with   principal and could face school discipline or
the Buchanan County Prosecuting Attorney’s          further suspension from the bus not to exceed
Office and the Buchanan County Juvenile Office      5 days.
to assure compliance with the Missouri              Fourth Notice: student will conference with
attendance law. Parents of students who are         a principal and could face school discipline
unexcused will be notified when their child         or further suspension from the bus not to
reaches five (5) days of unexcused absences. If     exceed 10 days.
absences per semester exceed fifteen (15) days      Subsequent Notices: Should a student
                                                                 th
for elementary students and seven (7) days for      receive a 5 notice, a meeting must occur
middle and high school students, the case may be    between the parent, principal, and representatives
referred to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for   from the transportation division to determine
consideration of criminal prosecution as a class    next steps for the student.
C misdemeanor.                                      Any student found guilty of substance abuse or
                                                    any other safe schools violation will face
The Prosecuting Attorney uses the following         possible removal from the bus for the remainder
guidelines when considering some days as            of the school year. Should bus students
unexcused absences.                                 misbehave at school and be detained after
Assignments are to be picked up at the              school, parents will be given one day’s notice to
school. Failure to do so after three (3) will       make transportation arrangements.
result in the absences recorded as                  The school principal has full
unexcused.                                          authority to apply the consequences for bus misc
                                                    onduct and considers the requests of school bus



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drivers. The principal is not obligated, however,
to issue certain consequences on demand of the        In addition, the superintendent shall notify the
bus driver, but instead has full authority to         appropriate division of the juvenile or family
determine the course of action in the best            court upon suspension for more than ten (10)
interests of students and school bus safety.          days or expulsion of any student who the district
                                                      is aware is under the jurisdiction of the court.
Check Policy
Personal checks are welcome at the St. Joseph         Documentation in Student's Discipline Record
School District. The School District retains a         The principal, designee or other administrators
collection service to recover all bad checks.         or school staff will maintain all discipline
When paying by check it is important that the         records as deemed necessary for the orderly
check writer is aware that they are authorizing       operation of the schools and in accordance with
any dishonored checks to be collected                 law and policy JGF.
electronically from their account along with a
minimum service fee of $25.00. The check              Participation in Activities
writer is also responsible for all other collection    Students who are suspended or expelled for any
costs.                                                reason are prohibited from attending or taking
Student Discipline                                    part in any district-sponsored activity, regardless
The Student Code of Conduct is designed to            of location, or any activity that occurs on district
foster student responsibility, respect for others,    property. Students who violate this provision
and to provide for the orderly operation of           will be required to leave the activity and may
district schools. No code can be expected to list     face further discipline, including an additional
each and every offense that may result in             period of suspension or expulsion.
disciplinary action; however, it is the purpose of
this code to list certain offenses which, if          Prohibition against Being on or near School
committed by a student, will result in the            Property during Suspension
imposition of a certain disciplinary action. Any       All students who are suspended or expelled are
conduct not included herein, or any aggravated        prohibited from being on school property for any
circumstance of any offense or any action             reason unless permission is granted by the
involving a combination of offenses may result        superintendent or designee.
in disciplinary consequences that extend beyond
this code of conduct as determined by the             Any student who is suspended for any offenses
principal, superintendent and/or Board of             listed in ¤ 160.261, RSMo., or any act of
Education. In extraordinary circumstances             violence or drug-related activity defined by
where the minimum consequence is judged by            policy JGF as a serious violation of school
the superintendent or designee to be manifestly       discipline shall not be allowed to be within 1,000
unfair or not in the interest of the district, the    feet of any public school in the district unless
superintendent or designee may reduce the             one (1) of the following conditions exist:
consequences listed in this policy, as allowed by
law. This code includes, but is not necessarily        The student is under the direct supervision
limited to, acts of students on school property,      of the student's parent, legal guardian or
including playgrounds, parking lots and school        custodian.
transportation, or at a school activity, whether on
or off school property.                                The student is under the direct supervision
                                                      of another adult designated by the student's
Reporting to Law Enforcement                          parent, legal guardian or custodian. The
 It is the policy of the St. Joseph School District   designation must be made in advance and
to report all crimes occurring on school grounds      in writing to the principal of the school that
to law enforcement, including, but not limited to,    suspended the student.
the crimes the district is required to report in
accordance with law.                                  The student is in an alternative school that is
                                                      located within 1,000 feet of a public school
The principal shall also notify the appropriate       in the district.
law enforcement agency and superintendent if a
student is in violation of the district's policy.



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The student resides within 1,000 feet of a            b.       Attempting to kill or cause serious
public school in the district and is on the           physical injury to another; killing or causing
property of his or her residence.                     serious physical injury to another.

If a student violates this prohibition he or she                                  First Offense:
may be suspended or expelled in accordance            Expulsion.
with the offense, "Failure to Meet Conditions of
Suspension," listed below.                            4.        Automobile/Vehicle Misuse--
                                                      Discourteous or unsafe driving on or around
Prohibited Conduct                                    school property, unregistered parking, failure to
The following are descriptions of prohibited          move vehicle at the request of school officials,
conduct as well as potential consequences for         failure to follow directions given by school
violation. In addition to the consequences            officials or failure to follow established rules for
specified here, school officials will notify law      parking or driving on school property.
enforcement and document violations in the
student's discipline file pursuant to law and         First Offense: Suspension or revocation of
Board policy.                                         parking privileges, detention, in-school
                                                      suspension, or 1-10 days out-of-school
1.         Academic Dishonesty--Cheating on           suspension.
tests, assignments, projects or similar activities;   Subsequent Offense: Revocation of parking
plagiarism; claiming credit for another person’s      privileges, detention, in-school suspension, or 1-
work; fabrication of facts, sources or other          180 days out-of-school suspension.
supporting material; unauthorized collaboration;
facilitating academic dishonesty; and other           5.       Bullying (see Board policy JFCF)--
misconduct related to academics.                      Repeated and systematic intimidation,
                                                      harassment and attacks on a student or multiple
First Offense: No credit for the work, grade          students, perpetuated by individuals or groups.
reduction, or replacement assignment.                 Bullying includes, but is not limited to: physical
Subsequent Offense: No credit for the work,           violence, verbal taunts, name-calling and put-
grade reduction, course failure, or removal from      downs, threats, extortion or theft, damaging
extracurricular activities.                           property, and exclusion from a peer group.

2.        Arson--Starting or attempting to start a    First Offense: Detention, in-school suspension,
fire or causing or attempting to cause an             or 1-180 days out-of-school suspension.
explosion.                                            Subsequent Offense: 1-180 days out-of-school
                                                      suspension or expulsion.
First Offense: Detention, in-school suspension,
1-180 days out-of-school suspension, or               6.       Bus or Transportation Misconduct
expulsion. Restitution if appropriate.                (see Board policy JFCC)--Any offense
Subsequent Offense: 1-180 days out-of-school          committed by a student on transportation
suspension or expulsion. Restitution if               provided by or through the district shall be
appropriate.                                          punished in the same manner as if the offense
                                                      had been committed at the student's assigned
3.       Assault                                      school. In addition, transportation privileges
a.       Hitting, striking and/or attempting to       may be suspended or revoked.
cause injury to another person; placing a person
in reasonable apprehension of imminent physical       7.       Dishonesty--Any act of lying, whether
injury; physically injuring another person.           verbal or written, including forgery.

First Offense: Principal/Student conference,          First Offense: Nullification of forged
detention, in-school suspension, 1-180 days out-      document. Principal/Student conference,
of-school suspension, or expulsion.                   detention, in-school suspension or 1-10 days out-
Subsequent Offense: In-school suspension, 1-          of-school suspension.
180 days out-of-school suspension, or expulsion.      Subsequent Offense: Nullification of forged
                                                      document. Detention, in-school suspension, 1-
                                                      180 days out-of-school suspension, or expulsion.


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                                                       under schedules I, II, III, IV or V in section 202
8.        Disrespectful or Disruptive Conduct          of the Controlled Substances Act.
or Speech (see Board policy AC if illegal
harassment or discrimination is involved)--            First Offense:      1-180 days out-of-school
Verbal, written, pictorial or symbolic language        suspension or expulsion.
or gesture that is directed at any person that is in   Subsequent Offense: 1-180 days out-of-school
violation of district policy or is otherwise rude,     suspension or expulsion.
vulgar, defiant, considered inappropriate in
educational settings or that materially and            10.      Extortion--Threatening or intimidating
substantially disrupts classroom work, school          any person for the purpose of obtaining money
activities or school functions. Students will not      or anything of value.
be disciplined for speech in situations where it is
protected by law.                                      First Offense: Principal/Student conference,
                                                       detention, in-school suspension, or 1-10 days
First Offense: Principal/Student conference,           out-of-school suspension.
detention, in-school suspension, or 1-10 days          Subsequent Offense: In-school suspension, 1-
out-of-school suspension.                              180 days out-of-school suspension, or expulsion.
Subsequent Offense: Detention, in-school
suspension, 1-180 days out-of-school                   11.       Failure to Meet Conditions of
suspension, or expulsion.                              Suspension--Coming within 1,000 feet of any
                                                       public school in the district while on suspension
9.    Drugs/Alcohol (see Board policies                for an offense that requires reporting to law
JFCH and JHCD)                                         enforcement or for an act of school violence or
                                                       drug-related activity defined by district policy as
a.        Possession, sale, purchase or                a serious violation of the district's discipline
distribution of any over-the-counter drug, herbal      policy. See section of this regulation entitled,
preparation or imitation drug or herbal                "Prohibition against Being on or near School
preparation.                                           Property during Suspension."

First Offense: In-school suspension or 1-180           In determining whether to suspend or expel a
days out-of-school suspension.                         student, consideration shall be given to whether
Subsequent Offense: 1-180 days out-of-school           the student poses a threat to the safety of any
suspension or expulsion.                               child or school employee and whether the
                                                       student's presence within 1,000 feet of the school
b.        Possession of or attendance while under      is disruptive to the educational process or
the influence of or soon after consuming any           undermines the effectiveness of the school's
unauthorized prescription drug, alcohol, narcotic      discipline policy.
substance, unauthorized inhalants, counterfeit
drugs, imitation controlled substances or drug-        First Offense: Verbal warning, detention, in-
related paraphernalia, including controlled            school suspension, 1-180 days out-of-school
substances and illegal drugs defined as                suspension, or expulsion.
substances identified under schedules I, II, III,      Subsequent Offense: Verbal warning,
IV or V in section 202 of the Controlled               detention, in-school suspension, 1-180 days out-
Substances Act.                                        of-school suspension, or expulsion.

First Offense: In-school suspension, 1-180 days        12.       False Alarms (see also "Threats or
out-of-school suspension.                              Verbal Assault")--Tampering with emergency
Subsequent Offense: 1-180 days out-of-school           equipment, setting off false alarms, making false
suspension or expulsion.                               reports; communicating a threat or false report
                                                       for the purpose of frightening or disturbing
c.       Sale, purchase or distribution of any         people, disrupting the educational environment
prescription drug, alcohol, narcotic substance,        or causing the evacuation or closure of school
unauthorized inhalants, counterfeit drugs,             property.
imitation controlled substances or drug-related
paraphernalia, including controlled substances
and illegal drugs defined as substances identified


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First Offense: Restitution. Principal/Student
conference, detention, in-school suspension, 1-         First Offense: Confiscation. Warning,
180 days out-of-school suspension, or expulsion.        principal/student conference, detention, or in-
Subsequent Offense: Restitution. In-school              school suspension.
suspension, 1-180 days out-of-school
suspension, or expulsion.                               Subsequent Offense: Confiscation.
                                                        Principal/Student conference, detention, in-
13.      Fighting (see also, "Assault")--Mutual         school suspension, or 1-10 days out-of-school
combat in which both parties have contributed to        suspension.
the conflict either verbally or by physical action.
                                                        17.      Public Display of Affection --Physical
First Offense: Principal/Student conference,            contact that is inappropriate for the school setting
detention, in-school suspension, or 1-180 days          including, but not limited to, kissing and
out-of-school suspension.                               groping.
Subsequent Offense: In-school suspension, 1-
180 days out-of-school suspension, or expulsion.        First Offense: Principal/Student conference,
14.                Gambling--Betting on an              detention, in-school suspension, or 1-180 days
uncertain outcome, regardless of stakes;                out-of-school suspension.
engaging in any game of chance or activity in           Subsequent Offense:        Detention, in-school
which something of real or symbolic value may           suspension,     1-180     days     out-of-school
be won or lost. Gambling includes, but is no            suspension, or expulsion.
limited to, betting on outcomes of activities,
assignments, contests and games.                        18.                Sexual Activity--Acts of sex
                                                        or simulated acts of sex including, but not
First Offense: Principal/Student conference,            limited to, intercourse or oral or manual
loss of privileges, detention, or in-school             stimulation.
suspension.
Subsequent Offense: Principal/Student                   First Offense: Principal/Student conference,
conference, loss of privileges, detention, in-          detention, in-school suspension, or 1-180 days
school suspension, or 1-10 days out-of-school           out-of-school suspension.
suspension.
                                                        Subsequent Offense: Detention, in-school
15.       Hazing (see Board policy JFCF)--Any           suspension, 1-180 days out-of- school
activity that a reasonable person believes would        suspension, or expulsion.
negatively impact the mental or physical health
or safety of a student or put the student in a          19.      Sexual Harassment (see Board policy
ridiculous, humiliating, stressful or disconcerting     AC)
position for the purposes of initiation, affiliation,
admission, membership or maintenance of                 a.       Use of unwelcome verbal, written or
membership in any group, class, organization,           symbolic language based on gender or of a
club or athletic team including, but not limited        sexual nature. Examples of sexual harassment
to, a grade level, student organization or school-      include, but are not limited to, sexual jokes or
sponsored activity. Hazing may occur even               comments, requests for sexual favors and other
when all students involved are willing                  unwelcome sexual advances.
participants.
                                                        First Offense: Principal/Student conference,
First Offense: In-school suspension or 1-180            detention, in-school suspension, 1-180 days out-
days out-of-school suspension.                          of-school suspension, or expulsion.
Subsequent Offense: 1-180 days out-of-school            Subsequent Offense: In-school suspension, 1-
suspension or expulsion.                                180 days out-of-school suspension, or expulsion.

16.                Incendiary Devices –                 b.        Unwelcome physical contact based on
Possessing, displaying or using matches, lighters       gender or of a sexual nature. Examples include,
or other devices used to start fires unless             but are not limited to, touching or fondling of the
required as part of an educational exercise and         genital areas, breasts or undergarments,
supervised by district staff.


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regardless of whether or not the touching             day, including instructional class time, class
occurred through or under clothing.                   change time, breakfast or lunch.

First Offense: In-school suspension, 1-180 days       First Offense: Confiscation. Principal/Student
out-of-school suspension, or expulsion.               conference, detention, or in- school suspension.
                  Subsequent Offense: 1-180           Subsequent Offense: Confiscation.
days out-of-school suspension or expulsion.           Principal/Student conference, detention, in-
                                                      school suspension, 1-180 days out-of-school
20.       Sexually Explicit, Vulgar, or Violent       suspension, or expulsion.
Material --Students may not possess or display,
electronically or otherwise, sexually explicit,       c.                   Violation other than those
vulgar or violent material including, but not         listed in "a," (1), (2) or of Board policy EHB and
limited to, pornography or depictions of nudity,      procedure EHB-AP.
violence or explicit death or injury. This
prohibition does not apply to curricular material     First Offense: Restitution. Principal/Student
that has been approved by district staff for its      conference, detention, in-school suspension, or
educational value. Students will not be               1-180 days out-of-school suspension.
discipline for speech in situations where it is       Subsequent Offense: Restitution. Loss of user
protected by law.                                     privileges, 1-180 days out-of- school suspension,
                                                      or expulsion.
First Offense: Confiscation. Principal/Student
conference, detention, in-school suspension, or       d.              Use of audio or visual
1-180 days out-of-school suspension.                  recording equipment in violation of Board policy
                                                      KKB.
Subsequent Offense: Confiscation. Detention,
in-school suspension, 1-180 days out-of-school        First Offense: Confiscation. Principal/Student
suspension, or expulsion.                             conference, detention, or in- school suspension.
                                                      Subsequent Offense: Confiscation.
21.       Technology Misconduct (see Board            Principal/Student conference, detention, in-
policies EHB and KKB)                                 school suspension, 1-180 days out-of-school
a.        Attempting, regardless of success, to       suspension, or expulsion.
gain unauthorized access to a technology system
or information; use district technology to connect    22.    Theft--Theft, attempted theft             or
to other systems in evasion of the physical           knowing possession of stolen property.
limitations of the remote system; copy district
files without authorization; interfere with the       First Offense: Return of or restitution for
ability of others to utilize district technology;     property.        Principal/Student  conference,
secure a higher level of privilege without            detention, in-school suspension, or 1-180 days
authorization; introduce computer "viruses,"          out-of-school suspension.
"hacking" tools, or other disruptive/destructive      Subsequent Offense: Return of or restitution
programs onto or using district technology; or        for property.       1-180 days out-of-school
evade or disable a filtering/blocking device.         suspension or expulsion.

First Offense: Restitution. Principal/Student         23.       Threats or Verbal Assault--Verbal,
conference, loss of user privileges, detention, in-   written, pictorial or symbolic language or
school suspension or 1-180 days out-of-school         gestures that create a reasonable fear of physical
suspension.                                           injury or property damage.
Subsequent Offense: Restitution. Loss of user
privileges, 1-180 days out-of-school suspension,      First Offense: Principal/Student conference,
or expulsion.                                         detention, in-school suspension, 1-180 days out-
                                                      of-school suspension, or expulsion.
b.                Using, displaying or turning on     Subsequent Offense: In-school suspension, 1-
pagers, phones, personal digital assistants,          180 days out-of-school suspension, or expulsion.
personal laptops or any other electronic
communication devices during the regular school       24.      Tobacco




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a.       Possession of any tobacco products on           First Offense: Restitution. Principal/Student
school grounds, school transportation or at any          conference, detention, in-school suspension, 1-
school activity.                                         180 days out-of-school suspension, or expulsion.
                                                         Subsequent Offense: Restitution. In-school
First Offense: Confiscation of tobacco product.          suspension, 1-180 days out-of-school
Principal/Student conference, detention, or in-          suspension, or expulsion.
school suspension.
Subsequent Offense: Confiscation of tobacco              28.      Weapons (see Board policy JFCJ)
product. Detention, in-school suspension, or 1-          a.       Possession or use of any weapon as
10 days out-of-school suspension.                        defined in Board Policy, other than those defined
                                                         in 18 U.S.C. ¤ 921, 18 U.S.C. ¤ 930(g)(2) or
b.        Use of any tobacco products on school          ¤ 571.010, RSMo.
grounds, school transportation or at any school
activity.                                                First Offense: In-school suspension, 1-180 days
                                                         out-of-school suspension, or expulsion.
First Offense: Confiscation of tobacco product.          Subsequent Offense: 1-180 days out-of-school
Principal/Student conference, detention, in-             suspension or expulsion.
school suspension, or 1-3 days out-of-school
suspension.                                              b.       Possession or use of a firearm as
Subsequent Offense: Confiscation of tobacco              defined in 18 U.S.C. ¤ 921 or any instrument or
product. In-school suspension or 1-10 days out-          device defined in ¤ 571.010, RSMo., or any
of-school suspension.                                    instrument or device defined as a dangerous
                                                         weapon in 18 U.S.C. ¤ 930(g)(2).
25.       Truancy--Absence from school without
the knowledge and consent of parents/guardians           First Offense: One (1) calendar year suspension
and/or the school administration; excessive non-         or expulsion, unless modified by the Board upon
justifiable absences, even with the consent of           recommendation by the superintendent.
parents/guardians.                                       Subsequent Offense: Expulsion.

First Offense: Principal/Student conference,             Student Suspension and Expulsion
detention, or 1-3 days in-school suspension.             (Board Policy JGD)
Subsequent Offense: Detention or 3-10 days               The Board of Education believes that the right of
in-school suspension.                                    a child to attend free public schools carries with
                                                         it the responsibility of the child to attend school
26.        Unauthorized Entry--Entering or               regularly and to comply with the lawful policies,
assisting any other person to enter a district           rules and regulations of the school district. This
facility, office, locker, or other area that is locked   observance of school policies, rules and
or not open to the general public; entering or           regulations is essential for permitting others to
assisting any other person to enter a district           learn at school.
facility through an unauthorized entrance;
assisting unauthorized persons to enter a district       Therefore, the administration may exclude a
facility through any entrance.                           student from school because of violation of
                                                         school rules and procedures, conduct which
First Offense: Principal/Student conference,             materially or substantially disrupts the rights of
detention, in-school suspension, or 1-180 days           others to an education, or conduct which
out-of-school suspension.                                endangers the student, other students or the
Subsequent Offense: 1-180 days out-of-school             property of the school. Furthermore, if a student
suspension or expulsion.                                 poses a threat to self or others, as evidenced by
                                                         the prior conduct of such student, the
27.       Vandalism (see Board policy ECA )--            administration may immediately remove the
Willful damage or the attempt to cause damage            student from school. Such actions will be taken
to real or personal property belonging to the            in accordance with due process and with due
school, staff or students.                               regard for the welfare of both the student and the
                                                         school.

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from school that will not exceed a specific period    of an appeal, shall promptly transmit to the
of time. The term "expulsion" refers to exclusion     Board a full written report of the facts relating to
for an indefinite period.                             the suspension, the action taken by the
                                                      superintendent or designee, and the reasons for
Suspensions                                           the action.
 In Missouri, a principal or designee may
suspend a student for up to ten (10) school days.     e. Upon receipt of a notice of appeal, the Board
A superintendent or designee may suspend a            will schedule a hearing and within a reasonable
student for up to 180 school days. Procedures for     time in advance of the scheduled date, will
suspending a student are outlined below.              notify, by certified mail, the appealing party of
                                                      the date, time and place of the hearing and of the
1. Before suspending a student, a principal or        right to counsel, to call witnesses, and to present
designee, or superintendent or designee, must (a)     evidence at the hearing.
tell the student, either orally or in writing, what
misconduct he or she is accused of; (b) if the        f. Hearings of appealed suspensions will be
student denies the accusation, explain, either        conducted as described in the section of this
orally or in writing, the facts that form the basis   policy dealing with student disciplinary hearings.
of the proposed suspension; and give the student
an opportunity to present his or her version of       Suspensions For More Than 180 Days and
the incident.                                         Expulsions
                                                      Only the Board may expel a student or suspend a
2. If the principal or designee, or superintendent    student for more than 180 days. The applicable
or designee concludes that the student has            procedures are outlined below.
engaged in misconduct punishable by
suspension, the procedures described below            1. Before recommending to the Board that a
apply unless the student is disabled.                 student be expelled or suspended for more than
                                                      180 days, the superintendent or designee must
3. The principal or designee, or superintendent or    (a) tell the student, either orally or in writing,
designee should determine whether the student         what misconduct he or she is accused of; (b) if
should be suspended or whether less drastic           the student denies accusation, explain, either
alternative measures would be appropriate.            orally or in writing, the facts that form the basis
                                                      of the proposed suspension/expulsion; and give
4. If suspension is imposed, the student's parents    the student an opportunity to present his or her
or guardians must be notified of the suspension       version of the incident.
and the reasons for the action as soon as
possible.                                             2. If the superintendent or designee concludes
                                                      that the student has engaged in misconduct and
5. If a student is suspended for more than ten        should be expelled or suspended for more than
(10) school days, the following rules also apply:     180 days, the procedures described below apply
a. The student, his or her parents, guardians or      unless the student is disabled. (In the case of a
others having custodial care have a right to          disabled student, the procedures described in the
appeal the superintendent's or designee's decision    policy dealing with the discipline of disabled
to the Board or a committee of the Board              children shall apply.)
appointed by the Board president.                     a. The superintendent or designee will
                                                      recommend to the Board that the student be
b. If the student gives notice that he or she         expelled or suspended for more than 180 days.
wishes to appeal the suspension to the Board, the     The superintendent or designee may also
suspension may be stayed by the superintendent        immediately suspend the student for up to 180
or designee until the Board renders its decision.     days.

c. All notices of appeal shall be transmitted,        b. Upon receipt of the superintendent's or
either by the appealing party or by the               designee's recommendation, the Board will
superintendent or designee, to the secretary of       follow the procedures described in the section of
the Board.                                            this policy dealing with student disciplinary
                                                      hearings.
d. The superintendent or designee, when notified


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                                                      right to present witnesses, introduce exhibits, and
3. If the student is expelled, he or she may later    to cross-examine witnesses called in support of
apply to the Board for readmission. Only the          the charges. A licensed court reporter may record
Board can readmit an expelled student.                the hearing and prepare a written transcript.

Student Discipline Hearings                           4. At the conclusion of the hearing, the Board of
The Board of Education may originate student          Education shall deliberate in executive session
discipline hearings upon recommendation of the        and shall render a decision to dismiss the
superintendent or designee. In such cases, the        charges; to suspend the student for a specified
Board of Education will review the                    period of time; or to expel the student from the
superintendent's or designee's report and             schools of the district. The administration or its
determine whether to conduct a discipline             counsel, by direction of the Board of Education,
hearing. In addition, student discipline hearings     shall promptly prepare and transmit to the
also will be held upon written request of the         parents/guardians written notice of the of the
student or the student's parents, to consider         decision.
appeals from student suspensions in excess of
ten (10) school days.                                 Remedial Conference
                                                      Prior to the readmission or enrollment of any
A discipline hearing will always be held in cases     student who has been suspended out of school in
of suspensions in excess of 180 school days or        excess of ten (10) days or expelled in accordance
expulsions, unless after meeting with the             with this policy, a conference must be held to
superintendent or designee, the parent or             review the student's conduct that resulted in the
guardian waives, in writing, the right to an          suspension or expulsion and any remedial
expulsion hearing.                                    actions needed to prevent future occurrences of
                                                      such conduct or related conduct. The conference
In all hearings, whether initiated by the Board of    shall include the appropriate school officials and
Education or by appeal, the following procedures      may include any teacher directly involved with
will be adhered to:                                   the conduct that resulted in the suspension or
                                                      expulsion, the student, and the parent or guardian
1. The student and the parents/guardians will be      of the student or any agency having legal
advised of the charges against the student; their     jurisdiction, care custody or control of the
right to a Board hearing; the date, time and place    student. The Superintendent, or designee, shall
of the hearing; their right to counsel; and their     notify, in writing, the parents or guardians and
procedural rights to call witnesses, enter exhibits   all other parties of the time, place and agenda of
and cross-examine adverse witnesses. All such         any such conference. Failure of any party to
notifications will be made by certified mail,         attend this conference shall not preclude holding
addressed to the student's parents or guardians.      the conference.
The Board shall make a good-faith effort to have
the parents or guardians present at the hearing.      Discipline of Students with Disabilities
                                                      (Board Policy JGE)
2. Prior to the Board hearing, the student and the    It is the goal of the St. Joseph School District to
student’s parents/guardians will be advised of the    provide a safe and productive learning
identity of the witnesses to be called by the         environment for all students. The district does
administration and advised of the nature of their     not believe in a double standard for misbehavior
testimony. In addition, the student and the           and holds the welfare and safety of all persons in
student's parents/guardians will be provided with     the district in highest regard. Students with
copies of the documents to be introduced at the       disabilities will be disciplined in accordance with
hearing by the administration.                        the district's discipline code applicable to all
                                                      students, subject to the modifications mandated
3. The hearing will be closed unless the Board        by law. All students, including those with
decides otherwise. The hearing will only be open      disabilities, will be referred for law enforcement
with parental consent. At the hearing, the            action when required by law and when their
administration or their counsel will present the      conduct constitutes a crime.
charges and such testimony and evidence to
support such charges. The student, his or her         The district will comply with all state and federal
parents/guardians or their counsel shall have the     laws governing the discipline of students with


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disabilities, including the Individuals with          not the behavior was a manifestation of the
Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Section 504        child’s disability, school personnel may remove
of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, applicable         a student to an interim alternative educational
regulations and state and local plans for             setting (determined by the child’s IEP Team) for
compliance with the law. In addition to the           up to 45 school days, if the child:
process outlined in special education law,            1. Carries a weapon (see the definition below) to
students with disabilities will receive the same      school or has a weapon at school, on school
due process afforded other students.                  premises, or at a school function, or a school
                                                      sponsored event;
The Board delegates to the superintendent or          2. Knowingly has or uses illegal drugs, or sells
designee the authority to seek the removal of a       or solicits the sale of a controlled substance,
student with a disability as allowed by federal or    while at school, on school premises, or at a
state law to an alternative educational setting       school function, or school sponsored event; or
through the state hearing process or to seek a        3. Has inflicted seriously bodily injury upon
court injunction ordering removal or a different      another person while at school, on school
educational placement.                                premises, or at a school function, or a school-
                                                      sponsored event.
Procedures for Discipline of Students with            Legal Ref: Procedural Safeguards Notice, Part B
Disabilities                                          of the Individuals with Disabilities Education
Once a student with an Individualized Education       Act (IDEA), October 2006, as provided by the
Plan has been suspended for 10 days or more in        Missouri Department of Elementary and
the same school year, the building principal shall    Secondary Education
contact the Special Services Department to
discuss if a meeting to determine if a                Discipline Reporting and Records
manifestation determination is required.              (Board Policy JGF)
                                                      In compliance with state law, the Board of
If the behavior that violated the student code of     Education establishes explicit channels of
conduct was not a manifestation of the child’s        communication between teachers, administrators,
disability, and the disciplinary change of            law enforcement officials and other schools
placement would exceed 10 school days in a            concerning acts of school violence and other
row, school personnel may apply the disciplinary      behaviors that endanger the welfare or safety of
procedures to that student with a disability in the   students, staff or patrons of the district. The
same manner and for the same duration as it           purpose of this policy is to designate specific
would to students without disabilities, except        actions committed by students that must be
that the school must provide services to that         reported to teachers, administrators and/or law
child as prescribed by the student’s IEP team.        enforcement officials as well as those actions
                                                      that must be documented in a student’s discipline
If the behavior that violated the student code of     record.
conduct was a manifestation of the child’s
disability, the student’s IEP team must either: (1)   Definitions
Conduct a functional behavioral assessment,           The following definitions and terms apply to this
unless the school district had conducted a            policy:
functional behavior assessment before the
behavior resulted in the change of placement          Act of School Violence/Violent Behavior -- The
occurred, and implemented a behavior                  exertion of physical force by a student with the
intervention plan for the child; or (2) if the        intent to do serious physical injury to another
behavioral intervention plan already has been         person while on school property, including while
developed, review the behavior intervention           on school transportation in service on behalf of
plan, and modify it, as necessary, to address the     the district or while involved in school activities.
behavior. The school district must return the
child to the placement from which the child was       Serious Physical Injury -- Physical injury that
removed, unless the parent and the district agree     creates a substantial risk of death or that causes
to a change of placement as part of the               serious disfigurement or protracted loss or
modification of the behavioral intervention plan.     impairment of any part of the body.

Special circumstances include that whether or         Serious Violation of District’s Discipline Policy


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-- One (1) or more of the following acts if             subject to this reporting requirement:
committed by a student enrolled in the district:
                                                        1. First or second degree murder under ¤¤
Any act of school violence/violent behavior.            565.020, .021, RSMo.
Any offense that occurs on school property,             2. Voluntary or involuntary manslaughter under
on school transportation or at any school               ¤ 565.024, RSMo.
activity and that is required by law to be              3. Kidnapping under ¤ 565.110, RSMo.
reported to law enforcement officials.                  4. First, second or third degree assault under ¤¤
Any offense that results in an out-of-school            565.050, .060, .070, RSMo.
suspension for more than ten (10) school days.          5. Sexual assault or deviate sexual assault under
                                                        ¤¤ 566.040, .070, RSMo.
Need to Know -- Relates to school personnel who         6. Forcible rape or sodomy under ¤¤ 566.030,
are directly responsible for the student’s              .060, RSMo.
education or who otherwise interact with the            7. Burglary in the first or second degree under ¤¤
student on a professional basis while acting            569.160, .170, RSMo.
within the scope of their assigned duties.              8. Robbery in the first degree under ¤ 569.020,
                                                        RSMo.
School Property -- Property utilized, supervised,       9. Possession of a weapon under chapter 571,
rented, leased or controlled by the school district     RSMo.
including, but not limited to, school playgrounds,      10. Distribution of drugs under ¤¤ 195.211, .212,
parking lots, designated bus stops, school              RSMo.
transportation and any property on which any            11. Arson in the first degree under ¤ 569.040,
school activity takes place.                            RSMo.
                                                        12. Felonious restraint under ¤ 565.120, RSMo.
Reporting to School Staff                                13. Property damage in the first degree under ¤
School administrators shall report acts of school       569.100, RSMo.
violence to teachers and other school district          14. Child molestation in the first degree pursuant
employees with a need to know the information           to ¤ 566.067, RSMo.
to adequately supervise the students and to             15. Sexual misconduct involving a child
protect themselves or others. In addition, any          pursuant to ¤ 566.083, RSMo.
portion of a student’s Individualized Education         16. Sexual abuse pursuant to ¤ 566.100, RSMo.
Program (IEP) that is related to demonstrate or         17. Harassment under ¤ 565.090, RSMo.
potentially violent behavior shall be provided to       18. Stalking under ¤ 565.225, RSMo.
any teacher and other district employees with a
need to know the information.                           In addition, the superintendent shall notify the
                                                        appropriate division of the juvenile or family
The superintendent or designee of any act               court upon suspension for more than ten (10)
committed or allegedly committed by a student           days or expulsion of any student who the school
in the district that is reported to the district by a   district is aware is under the jurisdiction of the
juvenile officer or an employee of the Children's       court.
Division (CD) of the Department of Social
Services, sheriff, chief of police or other             All employees shall immediately report to the
appropriate law enforcement authority in                principal any incident that constitutes a crime,
accordance with state law. Such reports shall not       including any incident in which a person is
be used as the sole basis for denying educational       believed to have committed an act that if
services to a student.                                  committed by an adult would be first, second or
                                                        third degree assault, sexual assault or deviate
Reporting to Law Enforcement Officials                  sexual assault against a student or school
Any crime listed in this section, or any act that if    employee, while on school property, school
committed by an adult would be a crime listed in        transportation or at school activities. The
this section, that is committed on school               employee shall also inform the principal if a
property, on any school transportation or at any        student is discovered to possess a controlled
school activity must be reported by the                 substance or weapon in violation of the district’s
appropriate school administrator to the                 policy. The principal shall immediately report
appropriate law enforcement agency as soon as           these offenses to the appropriate law
reasonably practical. The following acts are            enforcement agency and the superintendent.


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                                                       Teachers and authorized district personnel,
The superintendent or designee and the                 including volunteers selected with reasonable
appropriate law enforcement agency may                 care by the district, shall not be civilly liable
develop a written agreement outlining the              when acting in accordance with the Board's
procedure for reporting any incident in which a        discipline policies or when reporting to the
student is believed to have committed an act that      appropriate supervisor or other person acts of
if committed by an adult would be third degree         school violence or threatened acts of school
assault. If such an agreement exists in the            violence, pursuant to law and district policy.
district, the principal shall report third degree
assaults to the appropriate local law enforcement      Drug Free Schools Policy (Board Policy
agency in accordance with the agreement.               JFCH)
                                                       The St. Joseph School District is concerned with
School districts may report or disclose education      the health, welfare and safety of its students.
records to law enforcement and juvenile justice        Therefore, use, sale, transfer, distribution,
authorities if the disclosure concerns law             possession or being under the influence of
enforcement's or juvenile justice authorities'         unauthorized prescription drugs, alcohol,
ability to effectively serve, prior to adjudication,   narcotic substances, unauthorized inhalants,
the student whose records are released. The            controlled substances, illegal drugs, counterfeit
officials and authorities to whom such                 substances and imitation controlled substances is
information is disclosed must comply with              prohibited on any district property, in any
applicable restrictions set forth in state and         district-owned vehicle or in any other district-
federal law.                                           approved vehicle used to transport students to
                                                       and from school or district activities. This
Student Discipline Records                             prohibition also applies to any district- sponsored
The Board of Education directs the                     or district-approved activity, event or function,
superintendent or designee to compile and              such as a field trip or athletic event, where
maintain records of any serious violation of the       students are under the supervision of the school
district’s discipline policy for each student          district. The use, sale, transfer or possession of
enrolled in the district. Such records shall be        drug-related paraphernalia is also prohibited.
made available to all district employees with a
need to know and shall be provided to any              For the purpose of this policy a controlled
school district in which the student subsequently      substance shall include any controlled substance,
attempts to enroll within five (5) business days       counterfeit substance or imitation controlled
of receiving the request, in accordance with state     substance as defined in the Narcotic Drug Act, ¤
law. If a student is placed in another school by       195.010, RSMo., and in schedules I, II, III, IV
the CD, the records will be transferred to the new     and V in section 202(c) of the Controlled
school within two (2) business days after              Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. ¤ 812(c).
notification by the CD. Personally identifiable
student records will only be released or               Students may only be in possession of
destroyed in accordance with state and federal         medication as detailed in Board policy JHCD.
law.                                                   Searches of persons reasonably suspected to be
                                                       in violation of this policy will be conducted in
Pursuant to Department of Secondary and                accordance with Board policy.
Elementary Education (DESE) data reporting
requirements, the District shall report rates and      Any student who is found by the administration
durations of, and reasons for, suspensions of ten      to be in violation of this policy shall be referred
(10) days or longer and expulsions.                    for prosecution and subject to disciplinary action
                                                       up to and including suspension, expulsion or
Confidentiality                                        other discipline in accordance with the district's
Any information received by a school district          discipline policy. Strict compliance is
employee relating to the conduct of a student          mandatory. The school principal shall
shall be received in confidence and used for the       immediately report all incidents involving a
limited purpose of assuring that good order and        controlled substance to the appropriate local law
discipline are maintained in the schools.              enforcement agency and the superintendent. All
                                                       controlled substances shall be turned over to
Liability                                              local law enforcement.


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                                                       changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or
Students with disabilities who violate this policy     misleading. If the school decides not the amend
will be disciplined in accordance with policy          the record as requested by the parent or eligible
JGE.                                                   student, the school will notify the parent or
                                                       eligible student of the decision and advise them
Procedure used for violation of drugs and/or           of their right to a hearing regarding the request
alcohol                                                for the amendment. Additional information
The St. Joseph School District makes available         regarding the hearing procedures will be
confidential counseling services for students          provided to the parent or eligible student when
seeking help for alcohol and drug abuse.               notified of right to a hearing.
Outside referrals to licensed therapist are offered    The right to consent to disclosures of
and drug testing is available through Preferred        personally identifiable information contained
Family Healthcare located at the district’s            in the student’s education records, except to
alternative resource center.                           the extent that FERPA authorizes the
                                                       disclosure without consent. One exception,
For students who are in treatment facilities           which permits disclosure without consent, is
outside of the district, a transition coordinator      disclosure to school officials with legitimate
will act as liaison between district and agency.       educational interests. A school official is a
A parent “Release of Information” will be              person employed by the district as an
required for education records to be transferred       administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support
between agencies.                                      staff member (including health or medical staff
                                                       and law enforcement personnel); a person
Elementary Student Transfer                            serving on the School Board; a person with
Guidelines                                             whom the district has contracted to perform a
The St. Joseph School District has a hardship          special task (such as an attorney, auditor,
transfer policy. Students who live outside the         medical consultant, or therapist); or a parent or
identified school boundaries may apply for a           student serving on an official committee, such as
hardship transfer to another school in the district.   a disciplinary or grievance committee, or
Class size will be a determining factor if an          assisting another school official in performing
actual hardship exists.                                his/her tasks. A school official has a legitimate
                                                       educational interest if the official needs to review
                                                       an education record in order to fulfill his/her
Family Educational Rights and                          professional responsibility.
Privacy Act                                            The right to file a complaint with the U.S.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act          Department of Education concerning alleged
(FERPA) affords parents and students over              failures by the school to comply with the
eighteen years of age certain rights with respect      requirements of FERPA. The name and
to educational records. These rights are:              address of the office that administers
The right to inspect and review the student’s          FERPA are: Family Policy Compliance
education records within 45 days of the day            Officer, U.S. Department of Education, 400
the school receives a request for access.              Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC
Parents or eligible students should submit to the      20202- 4605
appropriate school official a written request that
identifies the record(s) they wish to inspect. The     Human Sexuality Curriculum
school official will make arrangements for             Pursuant to requirements of state law, if the
access and notify the parent or eligible student of    district chooses to use any course materials and
the time and place where the records may be            instruction relating to human sexuality and
inspected.                                             sexually transmitted diseases the materials and
The right to request the amendment of the              instruction shall be medically and factually
student’s education record that the parent or          accurate. Students may be separated by gender
eligible student believes are inaccurate or            for human sexuality instruction. The Board shall
misleading. Parents or eligible students               determine the specific content of the district’s
may ask the school to amend a record they              instruction in human sexuality, in accordance
believe to be inaccurate or misleading. They           with the requirements of state law. Instruction in
should write the school official, clearly              human sexuality is to be appropriate to the age of
identifying the part of the record they want           the students receiving such instruction. Further


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information can be found in Board Policy             to be completed and returned to the school
IGAEB.                                               nurse or principal. Forms are available in the
                                                     school office/school health office. Further
Administering Medication to Students                 information can be found in Board Policy JHCD.
Medications will be given to students during
school hours if absolutely necessary. If possible,   Physical Examinations and Screenings
the parent/guardian will be encouraged to            Screening tests for various health conditions
schedule the medication to be given before or        (such as vision, hearing, scoliosis, dental and
after school. However, if this is not possible the   head lice) will be conducted in accordance with
following instructions must be followed:             administrative procedures. Students may also be
                                                     weighed and measured. Parents/Guardians will
PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION                              receive a written notice of any screening results
Medication container must have a label               that indicates a condition that might interfere
attached by a pharmacist and/or physician            with a student’s progress or health. In general,
and will include:                                    the school district will not conduct physical
                  Child’s name                       examinations of a student without parental
              Name of medication                     consent, unless health or safety of the student is
              Dosage of medication                   in question or unless by court order. All parents
              Route of medication                    will be notified at least at the beginning of the
                Name of doctor                       school year of screenings for students. Students
Written permission from parent/guardian to give      who wish to participate in certain extracurricular
medication.                                          activities may be required to submit to a physical
Time of day medication is to be given.               examination to verify their ability to participate
Dosage limited to one-day supply –                   in the activity. Students participating in
container returned home daily with student           activities governed by the Missouri State High
for short-term prescription medications.             School Activities Association will be required to
Physician ordered long-term medications may          follow the rules of that organization. Refer to
have a 30-day supply at school.                      Board Policy JHC for further information.

NON-PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS (OVER
THE COUNTER MEDICATIONS)                             Communicable Diseases
A written request from a physician/authorized        The St. Joseph School Board recognizes its
prescriber is required for non-prescription          responsibility to protect the health of students
medicine dispensed through the school office to      and employees from the risks posed by
elementary school students.                          communicable diseases. The Board also has a
Medication must come in the original container       responsibility to protect individual privacy,
Child’s name on the medication container             educate all students regardless of medical
Only the instructions listed on the                  condition, and treat students and employees in a
medication container will be followed unless         nondiscriminatory manner. In accordance with
a physician/authorized prescriber requests           the law, students cannot attend school without
in writing different instructions for                providing satisfactory evidence of immunization,
administering the medication.                        unless exempt from immunization. Students or
Written permission from parent/guardian to           employees with communicable diseases that
give medication                                      pose a risk of transmission in school or at school
Time of day medication to be given                   activities (such as, but not limited to chicken
Dosage limited to one-day supply –                   pox, influenza, and conjunctivitis) will be
container returned home daily with student           managed as required by law and in accordance
for short-term medications. Physician                with guidelines provided by the Department of
ordered long-term medications might have a           Health and Senior Services (DHSS) and local
30-day supply at school.                             county or city health departments. Further
                                                     information can be found in Board Policy EBB.
All long term (10 days or more) and
emergency medications, prescriptions and
non-prescription, must have a special form
                                                     No Child Left Behind Act
                                                     The St. Joseph School District is required to
completed by the physician/authorized
                                                     inform you of certain information that you,
prescriber and parent/guardian. The form is


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according to the No Child Left Behind Act of          Aiding, abetting, inciting, compelling or
2001 (Public Law 107-110), have the right to          coercing discrimination or harassment.
know.                                                 Discrimination or harassment against any person
Upon your request, our district is required to        because of such person’s association with a
provide to you in a timely manner, the following      person protected from discrimination or
information:                                          harassment due to one (1) or more of the above-
Whether the teacher has met state qualifications      stated characteristics.
and licensing criteria for the grade levels and       All employees, students and visitors must
subject areas in which the teacher provides           immediately report to the district for
instruction.                                          investigation any incident or behavior that could
Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency       constitute illegal discrimination or harassment.
or other provisional status through which state
qualification or licensing criteria have been         Additional Prohibited Behavior
waived.                                               Behavior that is not unlawful or does not rise to
Whether your child is provided services by            the level of illegal discrimination or harassment
paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.   might still be unacceptable for the workplace or
What baccalaureate degree major the teacher has       the educational environment. Demeaning or
and any other graduate certification or degree        otherwise harmful actions are prohibited,
held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of   particularly if directed at personal characteristics
the certification. In addition to the information     including, but not limited to, socioeconomic
that parents may request, districts must provide      level, sexual orientation or perceived sexual
to each individual parent:                            orientation.
Information on the achievement level of the
parent’s child in each of the state academic          Consequences
assessments as required under this part; and          Employees who violate this policy will be
Timely notice that the parent’s child has been        disciplined, up to and including employment
assigned or has been taught for four or more          termination. Students who violate this policy
weeks by, a teacher who is not highly qualified.      will be disciplined, which may include
                                                      suspension or expulsion. Patrons, contractors,
Nondiscrimination and Compliance                      visitors or others who violate this policy may be
with Title IX Civil Rights Act                        prohibited from school grounds or otherwise
General Rule                                          restricted while on school grounds. The
The St. Joseph School District Board of               superintendent or designee will contact law
Education is committed to maintaining a               enforcement or seek a court order to enforce this
workplace and educational environment that is         policy when necessary or when actions may
free from illegal discrimination or harassment in     constitute criminal behavior.
admission or access to, or treatment or
employment in, its programs, activities and           In accordance with law and district policy, any
facilities. Discrimination or harassment against      person suspected of abusing or neglecting a child
employees, students or others on the basis of         will be reported to the Children ’s Division (CD)
race, color, religion, sex, national origin,          of the Department of Social Services.
ancestry, disability, age or any other
characteristic protected by law is strictly           Definitions
prohibited in accordance with law. The St.            Discrimination - Conferring, refusing or
Joseph School District is an equal opportunity        denying benefits or providing differential
employer. Students, employees and others will         treatment to a person or class of persons in
not be disciplined for speech in circumstances        violation of law based on race, color, religion,
where it is protected by law. The Board also          sex, national origin, ancestry, disability, age or
prohibits:                                            any other characteristic protected by law, or
Retaliatory actions based on making                   based on a belief that such a characteristic exists.
complaints of prohibited discrimination or
harassment or based on participation in an            Harassment - A form of discrimination, as
investigation, formal proceeding or informal          defined above, that occurs when the school or
resolution concerning prohibited discrimination       work environment becomes permeated with
or harassment.                                        intimidation, ridicule or insult that is sufficiently
                                                      severe or pervasive enough that it unreasonably


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alters the employment or educational                  The Board designates the following individual to
environment.                                          act as the district compliance officer:
                                                         Doug Flowers, Director of Human Resources
Behaviors that could constitute illegal                                  925 Felix Street
harassment include, but are not limited to, the       In the event the compliance officer is unavailable
following acts if based on race, color, religion,     or is the subject of a report that would otherwise
sex, national origin, ancestry, disability, age or    be made to the compliance officer, reports
any other characteristic protected by law or a        should instead be directed to the acting
belief that such a characteristic exists: graffiti;   compliance officer:
display of written material or pictures; name                     Director of Special Services
calling; slurs; jokes; gestures; threatening,                            925 Felix Street
intimidating or hostile acts; theft; or damage to                          816-671-4000
property.                                             Reporting
                                                      All persons must report incidents that might
Sexual Harassment - A form of discrimination,         constitute illegal discrimination or harassment
as defined above, on the basis of sex. Sexual         directly to the compliance officer or acting
harassment is unwelcome conduct that occurs           compliance officer. All district employees will
when a) benefits or decisions are implicitly or       direct all persons seeking to make a grievance
explicitly conditioned upon submission to, or         directly to the compliance officer. Even if the
punishment is applied for refusing to comply          potential victim of discrimination or harassment
with, unwelcome sexual advances, requests for         does not file a grievance, district employees are
sexual favors or conduct of a sexual nature; or b)    required to report to the compliance officer any
the school or work environment becomes                observations, rumors or other information
permeated with intimidation, ridicule or insult       regarding discrimination or harassment
that is based on sex or is sexual in nature and       prohibited by this policy. If a verbal grievance is
that is sufficiently severe or pervasive enough to    made, the person will be asked to submit a
alter the conditions of participation in the          written complaint to the compliance officer or
district’s programs and activities or the             acting compliance officer. If a person refuses or
conditions of employment. Sexual harassment           is unable to submit a written complaint, the
may occur between members of the same or              compliance officer will summarize the verbal
opposite sex. The district presumes a student         complaint in writing. A grievance is not needed
cannot consent to behavior of a sexual nature         for the district to take action upon finding a
with an adult regardless of the circumstance.         violation of law, district policy or district
Behaviors that could constitute sexual                expectations.
harassment include, but are not limited to:
Sexual advances and requests or pressure              Students, employees and others may address
of any kind for sexual favors, activities or          concerns directly with the person alleged to have
contact.                                              caused harassment or discrimination in an
Conditioning grades, promotions, rewards or           attempt to resolve the issue, but are not expected
privileges on submission to sexual favors,            or required to do so.
activities or contact.
Punishing or reprimanding persons who                 Student-on-Student Harassment
refuse to comply with sexual requests,                Building-level administrators are in a unique
activities or contact.                                position to identify and address discrimination
Graffiti, name calling, slurs, jokes, gestures or     and harassment between students, particularly
communications of a sexual nature or based on         when behaviors are reported through the normal
sex.                                                  disciplinary process and not through a grievance.
Physical contact or touching of a sexual              The administrator has the ability to immediately
nature, including touching of intimate parts          discipline a student for any behavior that
and sexually motivated or inappropriate               otherwise would lead to disciplinary action in
patting, pinching or rubbing.                         accordance with the district’s discipline policy.
Grievance - A verbal or written report (also          The administrator will report all incidents of
known as a complaint) of discrimination or            harassment and discrimination to the compliance
harassment made to the compliance officer.            officer and will direct the parent/guardian and
                                                      student to the compliance officer for further
Compliance Officer                                    assistance. The compliance officer may


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determine that the incident has been                   a free and voluntary early-learning program for
appropriately addressed or recommend                   parents with children birth to age 5. This
additional action. When a grievance is filed, the      nationally known program, which originated in
investigation and complaint process detailed           Missouri, has spread throughout the United
below will be used.                                    States, reaching thousands of families of all
                                                       kinds. Parents as Teachers has much to offer
Investigation                                          you and your child, too. As a parent, you are
The district will immediately investigate all          your child's first and most influential teacher.
grievances. All persons are required to                Parents as Teachers can help you lay a strong
cooperate fully in the investigation. The district     foundation for your child's future success in
compliance officer or other designated                 school.
investigator may utilize an attorney or other
professionals to conduct the investigation.
                                                       General Dress Guidelines Specific to
In determining whether alleged conduct                 Physical Education
constitutes discrimination or harassment, the          Students do not “dress out” for physical
district will consider the surrounding                 education in elementary schools. Students are
circumstances, the nature of the behavior, the         expected to attend physical education class
relationships between the parties involved, past       wearing clothing that is appropriate for physical
incidents, the context in which the alleged            activity. Tennis shoes (or shoes of a similar
incidents occurred and all other relevant              nature that are secured and have soft soles) are
information. Whether a particular action or            required. Jewelry that may interfere with
incident constitutes a violation of this policy        participation or cause a safety issue should be
requires a determination based on all of the facts     removed before participation in physical
and surrounding circumstances. If, after               education class.
investigation, school officials determine that it is
more likely than not that discrimination,
harassment or other prohibited behavior has            Safety Patrols
occurred, the district will take immediate             To help insure the safety of students who walk to
corrective action.                                     and from school, elementary schools may have
                                                       upper elementary students serve as school safety
                                                       patrols. Students who serve as patrols will be
Confidentiality and Records
To the extent permitted by law and in accordance       selected based on established criteria, which may
with Board policy, the district will keep              vary from school to school. Student safety
confidential the identity of the person filing a       patrols will be under the direction of a school’s
grievance and any grievance or other document          safety patrol sponsor. Safety patrols will be
that is generated or received pertaining to            trained by the District Safety Patrol Officer of
grievances. Information may be disclosed if            the St. Joseph Police Department, and the School
necessary to further the investigation, appeal or      District of St. Joseph Safety Patrol Coordinator.
resolution of a grievance, or if necessary to carry
out disciplinary measures. The district will           Student Records and Information
disclose information to the district’s attorney,       (Board Policy JO)
law enforcement, the CD and others when                In order to provide students with appropriate
necessary to enforce this policy or when required      instruction and educational services, it is
by law. In implementing this policy, the district      necessary for the district to maintain extensive
will comply with state and federal laws regarding      and sometimes personal information about
the confidentiality of student and employee            students and families. These records must be
records. Information regarding any resulting           kept confidential in accordance with law, but
employee or student disciplinary action will be        must also be readily available to district
maintained and released in the same manner as          personnel who need the records to effectively
any other disciplinary record.                         serve district students.

Parents as Teachers                                    The superintendent or designee will provide for
Children begin learning at birth, and Parents as       the proper administration of student records in
Teachers (PAT) can help you give your child the        accordance with law, will develop appropriate
best possible start in life. Parents as Teachers is    procedures for maintaining student records and



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will standardize procedures for the collection and    displayed by the district; most recent previous
transmittal of necessary information about            school attended; and photographs, videotapes,
individual students throughout the district. The      digital images and recorded sound unless such
building principal shall assist the superintendent    photographs, videotapes, digital images and
in developing the student records system,             recorded sound would be considered harmful or
maintaining and protecting the records in his or      an invasion of privacy.
her building and developing protocols for
releasing student education records. The              Parent and Eligible Student Access
superintendent or designee will make                  All parents will have the right to inspect their
arrangements so that all district employees are       child's education records as allowed by law. As
trained annually on the confidentiality of student    used in this policy, a "parent" includes a
education records, as applicable for each             biological or adoptive parent, a guardian or an
employee classification.                              individual acting as a parent in the absence of a
                                                      natural parent or guardian. The district will
Health Information                                    extend the same rights to either parent,
Student health information is a type of student       regardless of divorce, custody or visitation
record that is particularly sensitive and protected   rights, unless the district is provided with
by numerous state and federal laws. Student           evidence that the parent's rights to inspect
health information shall be protected from            records have been legally revoked. The rights of
unauthorized, illegal or inappropriate disclosure     the parent transfer to the student once the student
by adherence to the principles of confidentiality     turns 18, or attends an institution of
and privacy. The information shall be protected       postsecondary education, in accordance with
regardless of whether the information is received     law. If a parent or eligible student believes the
orally, in writing or electronically and regardless   education records related to the student contain
of the type of record or method of storage.           information that is inaccurate, misleading or in
                                                      violation of the student's privacy, he or she may
Directory Information                                 ask the district to amend the record by following
Directory information is information contained        the appeals procedures created by the
in an education record of a student that generally    superintendent or designee.
would not be considered harmful or an invasion
of privacy if disclosed. The school district          For further information, see Board Policy JO.
designates the following items as directory
information:                                          Surveying, Analyzing, and Evaluating
Students in kindergarten through eighth               Students (Board Policy JHDA)
grade -- Student's name; parent's name; date and      Inspection
place of birth; grade level; bus assignment;          Any parent may inspect, upon request, any
enrollment status (e.g., full-time or part-time);     instructional material used as part of the
participation in school-based activities and          educational curriculum and all instructional
sports; weight and height of members of athletic      materials, including teachers' manuals, films,
teams; dates of attendance; honors and awards         tapes or other supplementary material, that will
received; artwork or coursework displayed by          be used in connection with any survey, analysis
the district; most recent previous school             or evaluation as part of any applicable program.
attended; and photographs, videotapes, digital        Further, a parent may inspect, upon request, a
images and recorded sound unless such                 survey created by a third party before the survey
photographs, videotapes, digital images and           is administered or distributed by a school to a
recorded sound would be considered harmful or         student. The term "instructional material" does
an invasion of privacy.                               not include academic tests or academic
High school and vocational technical school           assessments.
students -- Student's name; parent's name;
address; telephone number; date and place             In general, the district will not collect, disclose
of birth; grade level; bus assignment;                or use personal student information for the
enrollment status (e.g., full-time or part-time);     purpose
participation in school-based activities and          of marketing or selling that information or
sports; weight and height of members of athletic      otherwise providing the information to others for
teams; dates of attendance; degrees, honors and       that purpose. In the rare case where the district
awards received; artwork or coursework


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may collect information from students for the         the above-listed activities will occur or are
purpose of marketing or selling that information,     expected to be scheduled.
parents may inspect any instrument used before
the instrument is administered or distributed to a    Notification of Policy and Privacy
student, upon request and in accordance with          In accordance with law, parents will be directly
Board Policy.                                         notified of this policy at least annually at the
                                                      beginning of the school year and within a
Consent Required                                      reasonable period of time after any substantive
In accordance with law, no student, as part of        change in the policy.
any program wholly or partially funded by the
U.S. Department of Education, shall be required       The district will take measures to protect the
to submit to a survey, analysis or evaluation         identification and privacy of the students
(hereafter referred to as "protected information      participating
survey") that reveals any of the following            in a protected information survey, regardless of
information without written consent of a parent:      the source of funding. These measures may
Political affiliations or beliefs of the student or   include limiting access to the completed surveys
the student's parent.                                 and the survey results as allowed by law. All
Mental or psychological problems of the student       student educational records will be protected in
or the student's family.                              accordance with law and Board policy JO.
Sex behavior or attitudes.
Illegal, antisocial, self-incriminating or            The provisions of this policy applicable to
demeaning behavior.                                   parents will transfer to a student who is 18 years
Critical appraisals of other individuals with         old or emancipated.
whom respondents have close family
relationships.                                        Textbooks
Legally recognized privileged or analogous            Textbooks are provided by the school district. If
relationships, such as those of lawyers,              a textbook is damaged or lost, a fine will be
physicians and ministers.                             imposed. The following schedule is used to
Religious practices, affiliations or beliefs of the   determine cost:
student or the student's parent.                               First year (new book)
Income other than that required by law to                      100% of replacement cost
determine eligibility for participation in a                   Two-year-old books
program or for receiving financial assistance                  80% of replacement cost
under such program.                                            Three-year-old books
                                                               60% of replacement cost
Notice and Opportunity to Opt Out                              Four-year-old books
In accordance with law, parents will receive                   40% of replacement cost
prior notice and an opportunity to opt a student               Books five or more years old
out of:                                                        20% of replacement cost
Any other protected information survey, as
defined above, regardless of the funding source.      Visitor Guidelines
Any nonemergency, invasive physical exam or           Parent contacts building principal for
screening required as a condition of attendance,      permission, providing reason for the visit. If
administered by the school or its agent and not       the request involves observing a student
necessary to protect the immediate health and         with an IEP or 504 Plan, or if the student is
safety of a student, or any physical exam or          in the process of an educational evaluation,
screening permitted or required under state law,      the principal discusses the request with the
except for hearing, vision or scoliosis screenings.   Special Services Department.
Activities involving the collection, disclosure or    Building principal arranges a mutually
use of personal information obtained from             agreed upon time for the visit/observation,
students for marketing, selling or otherwise          based upon the teacher/classroom
distributing information to others.                   schedule.
The district will directly notify parents at the      If the purpose of the visit is for a
beginning of the school year of the specific or       professional observation (by a non-district
approximate dates during the school year when         person) or related to a high school career class



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or higher education assignment, a Confidentiality           *His/Her actions.
Statement will be signed by the observer. If the            *Displaying respect/empathy for
observation is for a specific student, a signed             others.
Release of Information (by parent or guardian)              *Knowing       expectations     and
will be provided the building principal.
                                                            completing tasks with a high degree
To prevent the interruption of the
instructional process, the length of the visit
                                                            of effort.
will be held to a minimum. If the observation
involves a student with an IEP, a 504 Plan,         The Parent is responsible for:
or one in the process of an educational                    *Getting child/ren to school on time.
evaluation, the observation will not extend 2              *Raising the child/ren.
hours and a member of the Special Services staff           *Helping the child/ren develop
may be present for the duration of the                     healthy morals/values by example.
observation.                                               *Voicing concerns to school
                                                           personnel in an honest, respectful
                                                           manner.



                                                    The Staff is responsible for:
        Lindbergh Accelerated                              *Communicating expectations to
          Title I Notification                             parents, students, and other staff.
         All Lindbergh students will                       *Providing opportunities for
benefit again this year from our                           students to develop strong
Title I Programs. Our entire student                       work/study habits and social
body has available support materials                       skills.
provided through                                           *Treating students, parents, and
Title I funding. Emphasis in the area of                   staff with respect.
reading is our first priority, and                         *Facilitating communication
addressing the need for parent                             between parents, students, and
involvement is another focus we                            staff.
provide. Numerous services and                             *Being sensitive to students’
resources are supplied to our Lindbergh                    personal circumstances/limits.
students and families by this federal
education program.                                                Parents,
                                                      If there is a question that we
       Lindbergh Accelerated                             not answered for you in
        Student/Parent/Staff                                  this handbook,
             Compact                                 please, give us a call at school.
                                                     Our school number is 671-4250.
        Our efforts to meet the goals and
objectives are outlined in Lindbergh
Accelerated School’s Unit Plan and School-
wide Project, the following responsibilities
have been outlined for students, parents, and
staff:

The Student is responsible for:
       *Attending school regularly.


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