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									             Scott City Elementary School
                                Scott City, KS
                POLICY HANDBOOK CONTENTS
Table of Contents..................................................................1
Mission Statement & Beliefs .................................................1
USD #466 Board Members...................................................2                                 MISSION STATEMENT
Building & Staff Phone Numbers ..........................................2                                     “OUR SCHOOL...
Introduction............................................................................3                 A PLACE WHERE STUDENTS,
Site Council...........................................................................3           PARENTS, AND STAFF LIKE TO BE. EVERYONE
T.E.A.M.................................................................................3                    WORKING TOGETHER
School Schedules.................................................................3                          FOR POSITIVE RESULTS.
Drop Off and Pick Up……….………………………………….3                                                                 THE ATMOSPHERE IS RELAXED,
Network & Internet Access Agreement.................................3                                         BUT PURPOSEFUL.”
EZ School Messaging………………………………………….4
Inclement Weather Dismissal...............................................4                                           BELIEFS
School/Class Parties and Holiday Customs ........................4
                                                                                                            At Scott City Elementary School
Room Parents.......................................................................4                             we believe that all students
Gifts, Flowers, Candy, & Balloons........................................4
                                                                                                                are capable of learning skills
School Visitors & Parent Visitation.......................................4
                                                                                                             that will make them productive,
Tardy Policy .........................................................................4
                                                                                                                       lifelong learners.
School Attendance...............................................................5                           We also believe that all students
Student Telephone Use........................................................5
                                                                                                          are capable of showing compassion
Illnesses, Medications & Illness Occurring at School...........5
                                                                                                           and caring for those around them.
Communicable Diseases......................................................5
                                                                                                                            As a unit,
Immunizations & Health Services.........................................5                                 we at Scott City Elementary School,
Pets for Show & Tell…………………………………………...5
                                                                                                                       commit ourselves
Birth Certificates & Social Security #....................................5
                                                                                                               to the elementary school level
Change of Address ..............................................................5
                                                                                                                        as an institution
Withdrawals & Transfers ......................................................5                               in which students may achieve
Student Leaving the School Grounds ..................................6
                                                                                                                    mastery of basic skills
Parking Regulations & Streets .............................................6
                                                                                                                and acquire basic knowledge
Bus Permits for Students .....................................................6
                                                                                                      necessary to develop a positive self image
Bus Transportation & Regulations........................................6                                     and to foster academic, social,
Student Pedestrian Safety ...................................................6
                                                                                                                    and personal growth.
Student Bicycle Regulations.................................................6
                                                                                                                    We obligate ourselves
School Emergencies ............................................................7
                                                                                                                      to identify and meet
Weapons Policy ...................................................................7                        the diverse needs of our students
Inappropriate Items…………….………………………………7
                                                                                                                 so they are better prepared
Care of School Property.......................................................7
                                                                                                            in their present and future lives.
Clothing & Personal Items ...................................................7
                                                                                                                           In so doing,
Lost & Found Items ............................................................7                                    we dedicate ourselves
When to Wear Coats ...........................................................7
                                                                                                       to the development of learning programs
Student Dress Code ...........................................................7
                                                                                                which provide for child-centered instruction relevant to
Breakfast & Lunch Schedule & Rules ..................................8
                                                                                                                          the needs of
School Playground Rules.....................................................8                                     elementary-level students
Student Discipline ................................................................9
                                                                                                 and to prepare them to be productive members of an
Boys Town Social Skills .......................................................9
                                                                                                                     international society.
Student Discipline Options ...................................................9
                                                                                                                 The students in our school
Discipline Content................................................................10                             are involved in a transition
Student Suspension & Expulsion .......................................10
                                                                                                             from childhood to adolescence.
Absences & Make-Up Work................................................10
                                                                                                               We endeavor to help students
Student Homework Policy .................................................10
                                                                                                              to better understand and adapt
Library Policy.......................................................................10                  to their ever-changing physical needs
Accelerated Reader Program..............................................11
                                                                                                          and to better understand themselves
Title I Reading & Math Program .........................................11
                                                                                                                           and others.
After-School Opportunities..................................................11
S.C.O.R.E.……………...………………………………………11
Parent/Teacher Conferences .............................................11
Student Grade Cards...........................................................11
Testing ...............................................................................11
Promotion of Pupils ............................................................11
FERPA…………………………………………………………11
Non-Discrimination Statement.............................................12
Special Education Support Services .................................12
Student Intervention Team & Process.................................12


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     Unified School District #466 Board Members
                                                                              Scott City Elementary School Staff
                                                                  Shawn Roberts, Principal: sroberts@usd466.com
                  Mark Davis: 872-3519                            Marilyn Lippelmann, Sec.: mlippelmann@usd466.com
                     1208 Kingsley                                Janette Storm, Nurse: jstorm@usd466.com
                                                                  Glenn O’Neil, P.E.: goneil@usd466.com
                   Eric Erven: 872-2370                           Nancy Green, Music: ngreen@usd466.com
                       230 Penn Ave                               Jesse Berning, Art: jberning@usd466.com
                 Deidra Haupt: 872-7207                           Irene Huck, Librarian: ihuck@usd466.com
                      1314 Church                                 Cheryl Kucharik, Title 1 Math: ckucharik@usd466.com
                                                                  Tonja Williams, Title 1 Reading: twilliams@usd466.com
                   Chris Price: 872-5167                          Karen Gibbs, Title 1 Reading: kgibbs@usd466.com
                      14010 Hwy 95                                Lisa Jacobus, Migrant: ljacobus@usd466.com
                                                                  Matthew Fox, Fourth: mfox@usd466.com
              Lynnette Robinson: 872-7153                         Jon Crane, Fourth: jcrane@usd466.com
                   101 Westview Dr                                Jill Tucker, Fourth: jtucker@usd466.com
                                                                  Tammy Reed, Third: treed@usd466.com
                  Ben Taylor: 874-2225                            Gina Ramsey, Third: gramsey@usd466.com
                     1102 Cedar Dr                                Brian Gentry, Third: bgentry@usd466.com
                                                                  Tonya Koehn, Second: tkoehn@usd466.com
               Leann Wiechman: 872-7056                           Nancy Schwanke, Second: nschwanke@usd466.com
                    3321 N Hwy 83                                 Jenny Eitel, Second: jeitel@usd466.com
                                                                  Theresa Thompson, First: tthompson@usd466.com
              Superintendent of Schools                           Judy George, First: jgeorge@usd466.com
                 Bill Wilson: 872-7600                            Kendra Stoppel, First: kstoppel@usd466.com
                Home Phone: 874-1973                              Marylyn Gough, First: mgough@usd466.com
              Board of Education Offices:                         Dawn Hutchins, 4 Yr Old: dhutchins@usd466.com
                        872-7600                                  Ranae Baker, Kindergarten: rbaker@usd466.com
                       704 College                                Denise Dreiling, Kindergarten: ddreiling@usd466.com
                     FAX: 872-7609                                Kristin Crawford, Kindergarten: kcrawford@usd466.com
                                                                  Jessica Berry, Kindergarten: jberry@usd466.com
   U.S.D. #466 INFORMATION HOT LINE: 872-7615                     Ashlee Logan, Kinder-Prep: alogan@usd466.com
             Kansas School Safety Hotline:                        Dana Pfanenstiel, HP ECH: dpfanenstiel@usd466.com
                                                                  Laura Meireis, High Plains IR: lmeireis@usd466.com
                 1-877-626-8203                                   Kimberly Roberts, High Plains IR: kroberts@usd466.com
A Statewide Hotline is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a       Amy Ricker, High Plains IR: aricker@usd466.com
  year to report impending school violence to the Kansas          Karen Hess, High Plains Speech: khess@usd466.com
 Highway Patrol. Information received on the Hotline will         Shirley Evans, High Plains Speech: sevans@usd466.com
  immediately be shared with local law enforcement and            Susan Trout, HP Physical Therapist: strout@usd466.com
   school officials. Keep your schools safe! Report any           Erica Beeson, HP Para: ebeeson@usd466.com
        information that might threaten the safety of             Pamela Binford, HP Para: pbinford@usd466.com
                     school or students.                          Linda Schleman, HP Para: lschleman@usd466.com
            School Nurse’s Cell #: 214-1620                       Jan Metzen, HP Para: jmetzen@usd466.com
           serves all three schools in the district.              Linda Mulligan, HP Para: lmulligan@usd466.com
                                                                  Heather Palkowitsh, HP Para: hpalkowitsh@usd466.com
               Bus Dispatcher: 872-7650                           Anita Rose, HP Para: arose@usd466.com
                      704 College                                 Kelcee Johnson, HP Para: kjohnson@usd466.com
                                                                  Brenda O'Dea, Library Para: bodea@usd466.com
       Scott Community High School: 872-7620
                                                                  Jessie Myers, Para: jmyers@usd466.com
                  FAX: 872-7629
                                                                  Becky Ellis, Para: bellis@usd466.com
                     712 Main
                                                                  Flossie Kough, Para: fkough@usd466.com
          Scott City Middle School: 872-7640                      Jazmin Gonzalez, Para: jgonzalez@usd466.com
                     FAX: 872-7649                                Lidia Labra, Para: llabra@usd466.com
                       809 W 9th                                  Janis Tucker, Transportation and Volunteer:
                                                                  Vicky Copess, Custodian:
             Scott City Elementary School:
                                                                  Janie Lara, Custodian:
                    Office: 872-7660
                                                                  Barbara Lawrence, Custodian:
                    FAX: 872-7669
                        410 E 8th




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                                                                    variety of activities and opportunities during the year to give
                                                                    families a chance to do fun things together. We also conduct
                                                                    fund raisers to obtain the money necessary to purchase,
                                                                    finance or make available extra educational materials or
                                                                    opportunities for the benefit of students at SCES. Meetings
INTRODUCTION                                                        are open to all parents and staff and everyone is encouraged
Welcome to the 2012-13 school year at Scott City                    to attend.
Elementary School. As the new year begins, we want to
welcome you and hope you have a very successful year!               We encourage you to become an active member in T.E.A.M.
This handbook contains most of the general information you          (Your membership is automatic with the enrollment of your
will need to know about Scott City Elementary School and            child at SCES!) Together, we can help make the education
about U.S.D. #466. We hope it is helpful to you and                 your children receive at SCES the very best possible.
answers any questions you may have.
                                                                    T.E.A.M. will have a full slate of activities again this year.
Our school is said to be a warm, caring place where                 Some of our past projects include: a Chinese Auction, Open
students feel comfortable about learning. While we are              House, Munchies for Mom, Doughnuts for Dad, Christmas
concerned about giving children a strong foundation in the          Raffle, Kansas Day, Staff Luncheon, and Summer
basic subjects, we still find the time for such enrichment          Enrichment.
activities such as the school music productions, computer
time, field days, lyceums, and other activities which               If you have any questions about T.E.A.M. or any of the
encourage special interests and talents.                            school’s activities, call a T.E.A.M. Board member or the
                                                                    school office. We would be happy to talk with you.
Parents are encouraged to become involved in our school.
The Parent/Teacher organization (TEAM) and Site Based               SCHOOL SCHEDULES
Council offers parents an opportunity to get further involved       Breakfast Session                     7:25-7:50 a.m.
with the school. Parents are encouraged to come and visit           a.m. 4-Year Old Pre School            7:55-11:10 a.m.
or volunteer at school.                                             p.m. 4-Year Old Pre School            12:05-3:20 p.m.
                                                                    a.m. Kinder-Prep                      7:55-11:10a.m
                Scott City Elementary School
                                                                    p.m. Kinder-Prep                      12:05-3:20p.m.
                   SITE COUNCIL MEMBERS
                                                                    a.m. Kindergarten                     7:55-11:00 a.m.
Election of officers for the 2012-2013 school year will take
                                                                    Grades Kindergarten-4th
place at the first meeting of the year.
                                                                    Full Day Session                      7:55 a.m.-3:20 p.m.

SITE COUNCIL... What is it’s purpose?                               *If the district is scheduled for a ½ day of school or
Site councils are a vital and continuing ingredient in the          announces a late start or early dismissal pre-school will not
collaborative effort to sustain school improvement in Kansas.       be in session.
State law and school accreditation require each school to
have a site council.                                                DROP OFF & PICK UP
                                                                    Students should arrive no earlier than 7:25am and should
The work of the site council is advisory only. It makes             meet at their designated spot in the gym. If students eat
recommendations to the school and the board of education,           breakfast they need to go directly to the cafeteria. Breakfast
not decisions. Recommendations should concern state,                is served from 7:25am to 7:50am. Pick up your Kindergarten
district and school site goals and objectives.                      students from the main entrance on College Street.
                                                                    Kindergarten students only attending the half day program
The law requires that site councils be composed of the              should be picked up in the main entrance of Scott City
principal and representatives of the following groups:              Elementary School.
teachers and other school personnel, parents of pupils
attending the school, business community reps, and other            The following times are when a staff member will open
community group reps. The act does not limit the number of          the South entrance door of BOE Building:
persons who can serve on a site council; however, a site            Kindergarten dismissal    3:20
council must be composed of no less than six individuals.
                                                                    SCES WEST BUILDING VISITOR SIGN-IN
The S.C.E.S. Site Council meets the last Tuesday of each            If you need to sign out/in a student in Kindergarten. You will
month as needed in the library from 7:00-8:00 p.m.                  need to go through the USD 466 Central Office. All visitors
                                                                    are required to sign in and wear a visitor’s badge at all times.
                Scott City Elementary School                        Please remember to sign out and return your badge. We
                              TEAM                                  appreciate your assistance to keep our students safe. All
                         Board Members                              students should be dropped off at the main elementary
Election of officers for the 2012-2013 school year will take        building in the mornings. All students can be picked up at the
place at the first meeting of the year.                             SCES West building at the South entrance door. The South
                                                                    entrance door will remain locked until dismissal. If you are
One teacher from each grade level will be chosen to serve           waiting for your child, please remain outside. A staff member
on the T.E.A.M. board.                                              will open the door at the time of dismissal.

TEAM What is its purpose?                                           USD #466 NETWORK & INTERNET ACCESS
TEAM stands for Together Everyone Achieves More and is              AGREEMENT
the Parent-Teacher-Staff organization at SCES. We offer a
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Parents & Students: The purpose of this agreement is to               Without the approval of the principal, no teacher or
outline the rules for using the local area network and the            classroom will be permitted to plan a special party during the
Internet at Scott County USD #466. Because of the cost and            school year other than: student’s birthday parties (last 15
sensitivity of computer equipment and the unregulated                 minutes of school day), Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s
nature of material found on the Internet, all parents and             Day (30 minutes). Classroom teachers must be present
students must understand the rules for usage.                         during any class party.

Instructions: Please read the following document and sign             Individual birthday party invitations (those not inviting whole
on your student's enrollment form. We will review this                classroom) must be handled outside of school by telephone,
document with each student annually.                                  mail, etc., by the family desiring the party.

The use of school computers is a privilege, which may be              ROOM PARENTS
taken away if the student uses computers, the network, or             Moms and dads are encouraged to volunteer to help with
the Internet improperly - or causes damage to computer                their child’s classroom parties and activities.
hardware or software.
A. Students will not install unauthorized software or                 GIFTS (FLOWERS, CANDY, BALLOONS, ETC.)
download unauthorized files on school computers.                      SCES will not accept flowers, candy, balloons, etc. to be
B. The computers are to be used only for schoolwork as                delivered in the Elementary School Office. This pertains to
directed by the teacher or staff.                                     student birthdays, holidays, special occasions and sports.
C. Each student is responsible for good behavior while                Reasons to disallow deliveries:
using technology and/or the network. The same rules that              1. Hurts other student’s feelings and self esteem
apply with regard to common courtesy and respect for                  2. Locating student for delivery
people and property also apply with regard to use of the              3. Trying to impress other people
school computer network and the Internet. Improper use will           4. Storage problem in office
lead to technology privileges being taken away for the                5. Not taking items home and being left at school
student.                                                              6. Embarrassment for opposite sex
D. The student will only use the Internet under the                   7. Promotes age inappropriate dating patterns
supervision of a teacher or staff member.                             8. Sale pressure for parents and students
E. The district has the right to review (or monitor) all              9. Calls from parents for non-delivery
activities, E-mail correspondences, and material created by
students on school computers.                                         SCHOOL VISITORS
F. If this agreement is not signed by the parent and student,         For the safety and protection of our students, we ask that all
student will not be allowed computer access. Use of                   visitors please check in at the front office before visiting
computers, the network, and/or the Internet by student with           other areas of the school. Please let us know how we can
unsigned agreement will result in disciplinary actions as             assist you. Our school’s secretary will show you where to
determined by the principal.                                          sign in and give you a visitor’s badge. District policy requires
                                                                      all visitors to wear a visitors badge when visiting school. The
EZ SCHOOL MESSAGING                                                   front (South) doors will be the only doors open after the
If you would like to receive school messages either by phone          school day has begun. Bus students may still enter the bus
call, text messages, email or a combination of all contact the        doors (North) in the morning, but after the last bus has
school office.                                                        arrived, the North exit doors will be locked.

INCLEMENT WEATHER DISMISSAL                                           PARENT VISITATION
When the decision is made that USD #466 will not have                 To assist your child’s teacher in maintaining as normal a
school or school will be dismissed early because of                   classroom situation for you to observe as possible, we
inclement weather, the following radio and TV stations will           require parents to cooperate as follows:
be notified:                                                          -- Arrangements to visit a classroom must be made at least
          KANZ, 91.1FM                                                one day before the visit is planned.
          KBUF and affiliates, 97.1 FM, 94.5 FM,98.1FM,               -- Parents must refrain from bringing preschoolers to the
                    and 1030 AM                                       classroom, as they generally distract the students as well as
          KJIL, 99.1FM                                                the adults.
          KOLS, 95.5FM                                                -- Parents will sit quietly in a non-disruptive place designated
          KSNG, Channel 11 Garden City                                by your child’s teacher.
          KUPK, Channel 13                                            -- Parents should plan to visit activity classes if they are
          KWCH, Channel 6                                             scheduled during the time of the visit.
Every effort will be made to have school-closing                      --Parents, visitation time shall not be used for conferences.
announcements on the air by 6:00 a.m.                                 Conferences must be scheduled specifically to allow your
                                                                      child’s teacher sufficient time to prepare materials needed
When school is dismissed early, we will notify parents and            for a productive meeting.
an adult must pick up your student and check them out in the          -- Students from other school districts are discouraged from
office. Students will not be released to walk home. If your           visiting classrooms. This will be allowed only with advance
child is in Kindergarten you will need to pick up your child at       permission of the teacher and principal.
the West Campus (Kindergarten building). Please check out
with the classroom teacher.                                           TARDY POLICY
                                                                      Students at SCES will be counted tardy if they are not in
SCHOOL/CLASS PARTIES AND HOLIDAY CUSTOMS                              class according to classroom procedure when the teacher
                                                                      takes roll each morning:
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1st Tardy - a warning                                                     2) Written permission from the parent/guardian must
2nd Tardy - a warning                                                     accompany all medication.
3rd Tardy - a phone call home                                             3) The parent permission form must identify the student,
4th Tardy - lose one recess (15 minutes)                                  date permission given and parent/guardian signature.
5th Tardy - Office referral - (Make up time after school)
Parents must come to the office and sign a statement of                   U.S.D. #466 is not responsible for medications that are
reason for their student’s tardiness.                                     brought to school by students and not turned in to school
Lack of a parent’s signature will result in an unexcused tardy            personnel for dosage administration. Bringing medications
on the student’s record.                                                  to school without a signed medication form is prohibited.

SCHOOL ATTENDANCE                                                         ILLNESS OCCURRING AT SCHOOL
If your child is going to be absent, please call Scott City               If a student is ill, he/she will be sent to the office. If the
Elementary School so that we know the whereabouts of your                 student has a fever, the parents will be notified. If there is no
child. You may leave a message on the answering machine                   fever, the student may lie down on a cot for a short period of
before or after office hours.                                             time. Parents will be contacted by the secretary or school
                                                                          nurse if illness is determined to be severe.
School progress and good learning habits are related to
regular and prompt attendance in all grades beginning in                  COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
kindergarten and continuing through the twelfth grade.                    When a student is sent home due to illness they cannot
                                                                          return to school until they have been fever-free or have not
The school district is required by law to report truancy.                 vomited for 24 hours. Any student with a STREP infection
Being inexcusably absent for three consecutive days or five               must be on antibiotic treatment for 24 hours before returning
days or more in a semester is considered truancy. Cases of                to school. Any student with PINK EYE must be excluded
truancy will be reported to the juvenile court. A note from the           from school until they have been on antibiotic eye drops for
parent or guardian explaining reason for absence is required              24 hours. Students with RINGWORM can attend school as
upon return to school after ANY absence.                                  long as the lesions are covered and the student is receiving
                                                                          treatment for the ringworm. (2004 KDHE Communicable
Summary of Enforcement of Compulsory School                               Diseases Guidelines)
Attendance Law-1976 (House Bill 72-1113):
a. It shall be the responsibility of the principal to report to the       IMMUNIZATIONS
judge of the district court of the county, which is the name              State law requires an immunization certificate be presented
county of the school district, all cases of truancy.                      at the time a student is enrolled, enters Kansas schools for
b. Whenever a child is required by law to attend school and               the first time or is presently enrolled and has not complied.
such child is not enrolled and attending regularly, such child            Our state reciprocates with others on many required
is truant.                                                                immunizations and allows a reasonable time to comply with
c. Whenever a child is required by law to attend school and               those which another state may not require.
such child is inexcusably absent therefore on either three
consecutive days of five or more days in any semester such                HEALTH SERVICES
child is truant. A child is inexcusably absent from school if             A school nurse is available and provides services and
he or she is absent therefore all or a significant part of a day          consultations to students in the areas of immunizations,
without a valid excuse acceptable to the principal.                       injury, diet, hearing tests, vision screenings and other health
d. The principal is authorized by the board of education to               related needs. If you have a child with a chronic health
make determination of the acceptability and validity of                   condition that requires special monitoring or care, please
offered excuses of absences of students in his/her building.              make an appointment to visit with the nurse abut the
                                                                          condition.
STUDENT TELEPHONE USE
The school phone is a business phone and students should                  PETS FOR SHOW & TELL
ask the classroom teacher for permission to use it only when              All animals brought for show and tell must be signed in
absolutely necessary. Calling home to get permission to go                through the office and be checked by the school nurse
someplace to play is not considered a necessity. Please                   before going to the classroom. Parents should schedule this
work out such plans with your child before he/she                         type of show and tell with the classroom teacher so that
leaves home.                                                              appropriate arrangements can be made with the children’s
                                                                          class schedule. If a child wishes to share a pet with his/her
ILLNESSES & MEDICATIONS                                                   classmates, the parent should bring the pet at the appointed
School health services provide first-aid care to sick or injured          time and then take it home immediately afterward.
children until the parents can assume responsibility for their
children. There are instances where a child has a condition               BIRTH CERTIFICATES & SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS
that requires medication be given at school. Parents need to              Kansas School Laws require that we verify birth date, age
comply with the following policy to insure the best care for              and legal name of students enrolling in schools. In
their students while at school. This policy is specific for oral          compliance with this law, we must request a birth certificate
medication. If you have a child with a chronic health                     (a hospital record will suffice temporarily until a birth
condition that requires special monitoring or care, please                certificate can be obtained).
make an appointment to visit with the nurse about the
condition.                                                                CHANGE OF ADDRESS
1) Written permission from the physician or dentist must                  If your address or phone number changes, please notify the
accompany all medication to be administered, including                    school office immediately.
“over-the-counter” medications.
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WITHDRAWALS & TRANSFERS                                              4. Students may talk quietly, but there is to be no shouting
When your family is changing its place of residence, be sure         to persons in other areas of the bus.
to contact your school secretary in advance for the proper           5. Throwing or tossing of objects will not be allowed and the
withdrawal procedure. When you leave the district, the new           student is responsible for securing their own books and
school will send a request for records after you have enrolled       materials.
your child(ren).                                                     6. Students will not be allowed to open windows. If there is
                                                                     a need to have the windows open, the driver will take care of
Book rental refunds: You will be charged for any nine-week           this before students get on the bus. If the windows are
period that your child(ren) have attended school.                    open, at no time will students be allowed to put their hands
                                                                     or arms out of the windows. The emergency door is to be
STUDENT LEAVING THE SCHOOL GROUNDS                                   used only in the case of an actual emergency and upon
Students are not to leave the school grounds during the day          specific instruction from the bus driver.
without permission from the office.                                  7. Cleanliness of the buses is of utmost importance. Paper
                                                                     and litter are to be kept off the floor. Pop, candy, sunflower
Students are not permitted to leave the school building              seeds, etc., are not to be consumed while riding on the bus.
during school hours without the principal’s consent. Extreme         8. Any person committing a willful act of vandalism will be
caution is exercised when permitting students to leave the           held responsible for all costs. Drivers will be instructed to
building during the school day. Students will be released to         check the condition of their bus at the end of the route and
leave only with their parents or other designated adults upon        report any damage to the Board of Education Office.
confirmed approval of the parents. In all cases, students            9. Any use of vulgar or obscene language, gestures or
must be released through the office. The secretary or                outbursts of anger will not be tolerated. Drivers will report
principal will sign the permit to leave the building and SCES        such incidents to the Board of Education Office.
will maintain a “log” of times and reasons for leaving.              10. Drivers will make no unscheduled stops without prior
                                                                     approval from the Board of Education Office.
PARKING REGULATIONS & STREETS                                        11. A bus will wait no more than three minutes for a child
All school buses park on the north side of the building along        to board.
the curb. Any cars parked in the bus zone will be ticketed.
                                                                     The following steps will be followed when incidents of
Bus students should use the north doors. All other students
                                                                     noncompliance to the above guidelines are reported to the
are to leave from the south doors. Buses will try to park
                                                                     Board of Education Office:
bumper to bumper to keep pedestrians from crossing
between them.
                                                                     Step One - A conference will be held between the student
                                                                     and the building principal in order to discuss the problem and
Antelope Street, east of the school, can be used for other
                                                                     possible solutions.
parking during dismissal times. Please keep the driveway
open for student pick up and drop off.
                                                                     Step Two - Upon the second occurrence, the Director of
PLEASE REMEMBER: Eighth Street is one way and the                    Operations will notify the parents, and if needed, a
                                                                     conference will be scheduled to discuss possible solutions.
drive/parking area south of the school is one way--east to
west. Please obey the “yield” sign at the exit. Two lanes of
                                                                     Step Three - Upon the third occurrence, the Director of
traffic are allowed in the parking area. Please do not leave
                                                                     Operations will notify the parent that they will be responsible
your car unattended in these lanes.
                                                                     for transporting the student to school for a time period as
BUS PERMITS FOR STUDENTS                                             determined by the Superintendent.
Occasionally, a child who normally does not ride, wishes to
                                                                     The above steps may be omitted if, in the opinion of the
ride a school bus. In this scenario, the transportation
                                                                     Director of Operations, an instance of extreme disruption by
director must be contacted to make sure there is room on
                                                                     a student has occurred which would require immediate
the bus and then a note should accompany the student.
                                                                     suspension of bus transportation privileges.
BUS TRANSPORTATION
                                                                     STUDENT PEDESTRIAN SAFETY
Bus transportation is offered to students residing outside the
                                                                     The safety of your child is one of our major concerns. The
city limits.
                                                                     cooperation of the home is needed to build good safety
BUS REGULATIONS                                                      habits. Please urge your child to:
                                                                     1 .Walk on sidewalks and across crosswalks or close to the
AS AUTHORIZED by H.B. 2059 and enacted by the 1981
                                                                     edge of the street (where there are no sidewalks) facing on-
Legislature to become effective on July 1, 1981, the Board of
                                                                     coming traffic.
Education of Unified School District No. 466 has adopted as
                                                                     2. Cross only when intersection is clear and at marked
board policy the following regulations for bus students
                                                                     crossings.
beginning with the 1995-1996 school year:
                                                                     3. Never enter a strange automobile.
                                                                     4. Go directly to and from school along predetermined
1. Mandatory transportation of pupils is contingent upon
                                                                     walkways.
compliance by the pupil with these regulations.
2. Bus drivers have the authority to enforce all regulations.
                                                                     STUDENT BICYCLE REGULATIONS
3. Students will remain in their seat from the time they get
                                                                     Please instruct your child on safe bicycle riding procedures.
on the bus until they reach their destination. The bus driver
                                                                     Rules governing bicycle-riding are very similar to those
has the option of assigning seats and any changes in the
                                                                     motorists are to follow.
seating arrangement will be left to the discretion of the
                                                                     1. Students are asked to obey all safety regulations.
driver.
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2. Bicycles are not to be ridden on sidewalks or crosswalks,           dangerous or disruptive are not appropriate at school without
but walked. Bikes are not to be ridden on the streets or               special permission granted by the principal prior to their
sidewalks immediately surrounding the school, because of               appearance at school. Cell phones must remain turned off
heavy traffic. Students should ride with the flow of traffic.          and in backpacks during school hours. Any cell phone seen
Students should not carry another passenger on a bike.                 or heard will be confiscated. Any confiscated cell phone
3. Bicycles are to be parked immediately on arrival at school          must be picked up by a parent. Items are left in book bags
in the racks provided on the Southwest corner of the                   at the students’ risk. SKATES, SCOOTERS AND
building.                                                              SKATEBOARDS ARE NOT ALLOWED AT SCHOOL. Items
4. Only students in grades 2, 3 and 4 will be allowed to ride          that are disruptive or pose a threat to students and/or staff
their bicycles to school.                                              will be confiscated and not returned.
5. We recommend that bicycles be locked with a secure
chain and lock.                                                        CARE OF SCHOOL PROPERTY
6. Students will forfeit bicycle use for a specific period of          We have a beautiful school building and campus due to the
time if they are found to make improper use of the bicycle.            care given it by our custodians and because teachers and
                                                                       students are careful not to abuse it. Parents and taxpayers
SCHOOL EMERGENCIES                                                     are legally required to pay taxes that build and maintain our
FIRE DRILLS: Fire drills are held at least once each month             school. If students willfully destroy school property or other
during the school year. Directions for leaving the building            personal property, suspension and subsequent expulsion
are posted in each classroom and are reviewed by the                   may result. If a student should happen to damage
teacher. No one is to return to his/her classroom until the            something by accident, they should report the incident to a
all-clear signal is given. The signal for a fire drill will be a       teacher or the office, immediately. Help protect your school
continuous blast.                                                      by reporting acts of vandalism immediately.

TORNADO DRILLS: Students will proceed to the school                    Although the school utilizes every opportunity to safeguard
storm shelter areas as posted in each room. The bathrooms              property brought to the school grounds, we will not be held
have been designated as storm shelters.                                responsible for the damage or theft of any personal property
                                                                       (such as bicycles, etc.) Please refer to the policy on
In the event of a severe weather watch (tornado,                       inappropriate items.
blizzard, etc.) parents must notify the office in person
and request that their child leave with them. Students                 CLOTHING & PERSONAL ITEMS
will not just be sent home.                                            Names should be placed inside all coats, overshoes, caps,
                                                                       gloves and such clothing items which are removed at school
SCHOOL WEAPONS POLICY                                                  and sometimes misplaced. All personal items such as
USD 466 Board of Education has determined that a strict                notebooks, rulers, etc. should also be marked with the child’s
weapons policy is necessary to provide the students and                name to assist us in helping your child recover misplaced
employees of the school district a safe educational and                items.
working environment in and around schools and facilities of
the school district and at school sponsored and sanctioned             LOST & FOUND ITEMS
activities and events.                                                 During the year, articles of clothing are often placed in the
                                                                       lost and found bin. Occasionally parents will be reminded to
In an effort to provide the necessary and proper environment           check the bin for their child’s clothing. Articles that have not
for education, a student shall not knowingly possess, handle           been claimed by the owners by the end of the school year
or transmit any object that can reasonably be considered a             will be given to Goodwill.
weapon on the school grounds or off the school grounds at a
school activity, function, or event.                                   WHEN TO WEAR COATS?
                                                                       Students must bring their coats to school if the temperature
This policy shall include: any weapon; any item being used             is below 60 degrees. The classroom teacher will determine
as a weapon or destructive device; any facsimile of a                  when coats must be worn at recess.
weapon; any electronic device designed to discharge
immobilizing levels of electricity, commonly known as a stun           STUDENT DRESS CODE
gun.                                                                   It is expected that parents and students will use good
                                                                       judgment and proper taste in student dress by wearing neat,
Possession, handling or use of any weapon may result in                clean clothes that do not detract from the educational
suspension or expulsion from school for a period of one year           process.
(186 days), except that the superintendent may recommend
that this expulsion requirement be modified on a case-by-              The principal is the final authority on the appropriateness of
case basis.                                                            student dress. Some items of dress that are not considered
                                                                       appropriate include, but are not limited to, the following
The superintendent shall conduct any expulsion hearing                 examples:
resulting from possession of a weapon as defined in 572-               1. Hats worn in the building. Patrons will be requested, by
8901 (h). Items that pose a threat to students and/or staff            use of signs, to model the removal of hats in the school
will be confiscated and not returned.                                  building during visits and activities.
                                                                       2. Tank tops or tops that expose a bare midriff or navel, or
INAPPROPRIATE ITEMS                                                    other brief.
Students are not to bring tape players, video games,                   3. Clothes that are too tight.
beepers, laser pen lights, electronic gadgets, fingernail              4. Clothes that are too loose. (sagging and bagging
polish or similar items to school. Items which are valuable,           clothing)
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5. Undergarments worn on the outside, or as outer                      child the opportunity to select the foods which he or she will
garments.                                                              eat. Each day your child will be offered the complete lunch
6. Clothing that advertises or promotes alcoholic beverages,           which includes a serving of:
drugs, tobacco, profanity, weapons or slogans associated               1. Milk
with the advertising or promotion of alcoholic beverages,              2. Bread
drugs, tobacco, violence or profanity. This includes clothing          3. Meat
with slogans that promote double meanings.                             4. Fruit
7. Shorts that are too short or inappropriate. (mid-thigh)             5. Vegetable
8. Skirts or dresses that are too short. (mid-thigh)
9. Jeans or shorts with holes that are too large or in                 The serving of fruit and vegetables may be a combination of
inappropriate places.                                                  a serving of fruit and a serving of vegetables, or two servings
10. T-shirts not tucked in if they are longer than wrist length.       of two different fruits, or two servings of two different
11. Dew rags or bandanas worn as apparel.                              vegetables.
12. Untied shoes.                                                      These five food items comprise the school lunch pattern and
13. Unbuttoned shirts.                                                 provide approximately one-third of your child’s daily
14. Long pocket chains or other inappropriate jewelry.                 nutritional needs. If your child selects at least three food
15. Hair color that will interfere with school activities.             items, your school is able to receive federal reimbursement
16. Markings on any part of the body.                                  to cover part of the cost of the meal. However, the price per
17. Other items deemed inappropriate by the Principal.                 meal remains the same whether your child selects a
                                                                       minimum of three food items or all five.
Students found wearing inappropriate clothing will be sent
home to change. If they are sent home, the time they are               Please check the menu daily and go over it with your child
gone to change clothes will be counted as unexcused.                   so they will know which items in the school lunch they want
Further disciplinary action will be taken for repeat offenses.         to eat. Through their careful selection of only those foods
                                                                       they wish to eat, they will be helping to conserve both food
If you are in doubt as to the appropriateness of a particular          and money, two valuable resources. If you have any
article of clothing, check with the Principal PRIOR to wearing         questions, please fell free to contact us.
it. Apparel or accessories taken will be held by the principal
until a parent/guardian claims it at the school office.                MEAL CHARGES (proposed for 5.12.08 BOE Meeting)
                                                                       The maximum number of meal charges shall be ten (10)
BREAKFAST & LUNCH                                                      meals. Once the limit of 10 is reached, the students/adults
Breakfast is an optional service available to students.                must bring their own lunch or provide cash to purchase their
Breakfast will be served from 7:25 a.m. until 7:50 a.m.                daily meal. No substitute meals will be provided. It shall be
except in cases determined to be an exception by the                   the responsibility of the Food Service Division to
principal (bus late). The cost is $1.60.                               communicate directly with the families concerning the bills
                                                                       that need to be paid and the collection of the same. Students
Lunch tickets:             Grades K-4          $2.40                   designated as free will continue to be served. Reduced lunch
                           Adults              $3.35                   students will be responsible for the daily reduced amount
                           Extra Milk            .35                   once the limit of 10 meals has been reached. Students and
*These prices are subject to change.                                   respective families are responsible for all past and current
                                                                       bills.
                   LUNCH SCHEDULE
                                                                       BREAKFAST AND LUNCHROOM RULES:
Kindergarten       11:00-11:30                                         1. Students will have a restroom break before going to the
1st Grade          11:20-11:50                                         lunchroom and they will not be allowed to leave the
2nd Grade          11:40-12:10                                         lunchroom during lunch time, except in emergency.
3rd Grade          12:00-12:30                                         2. Students will wash hands before eating lunch.
4th Grade          12:20-12:50                                         3. Students will line up for lunch with their class so that the
                                                                       lunch line will move faster.
Families applying for free and reduced lunches will need to            4. Sack lunch students will also line up with other students
fill out the application form. Forms are available at all              from their own class. No pop or candy, please. Sack
schools.                                                               Lunches are to contain some type of sandwich, fruit, cake or
                                                                       cookies and a drink.
Students are expected to behave in an appropriate manner               5. Students will keep their hands to themselves while in line
in the lunchroom. The lunchroom is a place to eat and learn            and at the table.
proper etiquette. The simple rules of staying seated, talking          6. Students will be expected to practice good table
quietly to neighbors, and not throwing food should govern              manners.
the student’s behavior in the lunchroom. Suspension or                 7. Eating, rather than talking will be encouraged.
expulsion from the lunchroom for a period of time will be              8. Students will be encouraged to taste everything they are
considered in cases of gross misbehavior. Parents will be              served.
consulted when necessary. Students should make the                     9. Students are not allowed to trade food.
breakfast and lunch period a pleasant experience for all.              10. Students may have “seconds” only after they have 1
                                                                       item remaining on their plate.
Your child will have the opportunity to choose only those              11. Students will pick up their eating area before leaving.
foods which he or she intends to eat in the School Lunch               12. Students will be excused to scrape their plates in an
Program. This section of the National School Lunch                     orderly fashion.
Program is designed to reduce food waste and give your
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13. Students will line up with their class after scraping their
trays.                                                                No pets allowed on the playground.
14. Students are expected to maintain hallway rules after
leaving the lunchroom.                                                Students must remove their hats before entering the school
15. When taking your child out for lunch, please be sure to           building.
notify the office and classroom teacher.
16. If parents are not at school by the child’s lunch time, the       Students will stay away from the bike racks.
child will be sent to the lunchroom along with their class to
eat a school lunch.                                                   No toys or recess equipment are allowed from home.

SCHOOL PLAYGROUND RULES                                               Students will wear coats, caps, gloves and overshoes when
The safety of our students on the playground is a primary             instructed.
concern. Each child will be informed of specific rules
concerning use of playground equipment. Unnecessary                   Students will respect the rights of others.
roughness will not be tolerated in any activities.
PLAYGROUND RULES:                                                     Students will not be allowed to play on equipment when it is
                                                                      wet.
Slides: Any student using the slides must go down feet first
only and in a normal sitting position. No running or walking          STUDENT DISCIPLINE
up slide. One person on the slide at a time.                          Discipline begins in the home when a child learns from their
                                                                      parents to develop self control. Students are expected to
Slab games: No hanging on the basketball goals or nets.               conduct themselves in a manner which is appropriate to the
No bicycles, roller skates or skateboard use within play area         activity in which they are involved, respect the rights of
during school hours. Jump ropes are to be used for jumping            others and obey safety rules and regulations. Teachers
only.                                                                 have the authority to insist upon good discipline in the
                                                                      classroom, school building, on the school grounds and at
Climbers: No student is to climb on top of the monkey bars,           school activities. Such insistence will be supported by the
or horizontal ladders. Swedish gym: no climbing on top or             principal. Additionally, every school official has the
jumping from one section to another. No pushing, running or           responsibility and authority to correct students in any
shoving. All students must be going the same direction one            situation where misbehavior is observed.
person at a time.
                                                                      We sincerely hope that all parents will work cooperatively
Swings: Stand clear of moving swing to avoid contact and              with their school in the context of promoting acceptable
possible injury. Stop swinging before getting off. Do not             behavior. Any questions concerning discipline may be
stand up in the swing--one person on a swing, swing                   clarified by contacting the principal.
straight. Hold on with both hands. Never swing or twist
empty swings.                                                         The underlying philosophy is that each teacher has the right
                                                                      to teach, each student has the right to learn, and no student
Field games: There must be no pushing, kicking, wrestling,            has the right to interfere with these basic rights of others.
shoving, nudging, fighting or any other dangerous physical
contact.                                                              Minor playground infractions will be handled with a
                                                                      playground timeout. Major problems on playground or
Football: Touch football only. No tackling.                           during special classes will be handled by the special teacher,
                                                                      paraprofessional, principal, classroom teacher or counselor.
Paras & Teachers will encourage sensible and responsible              A discipline report form should be filled out and sent to the
behavior on all the equipment.                                        office along with the student.

If you notice broken equipment or anything that requires              The following techniques are employed to enhance
immediate attention call the custodian or principal.                  understanding of the discipline plan. These techniques allow
                                                                      flexibility and encourage the child to take responsibility for
Bare feet are prohibited on the playground area.                      making better choices regarding his/her behavior:
                                                                      1. Reminding the child of the rule
No throwing of rocks, sticks snowballs or other potentially           2. Giving the child a warning
harmful objects.                                                      3. Discussing alternative behaviors that would correct the
                                                                      problem
Playing of organized games is generally to be decided upon            4. Practicing correct behavior
by teachers on duty. If wiffle-ball, kick ball or soccer are to       5. Talking about the rationale for the rule
be played, the following rules should be observed:
                                                                      BOYS TOWN SOCIAL SKILLS
Non-participating children must stay out of the immediate             1. How to follow instruction.
vicinity. No students may cut across a field where play is in         2. How to accept criticism or a consequence.
progress.                                                             3. How to accept “NO” for an answer.
After recess, students will line up quietly and face the              4. How to greet someone.
building.                                                             5. How to get the teacher’s attention (asking permission)
                                                                      6. How to make a request.
Students must ask permission to leave the playground while            7. How to disagree appropriately.
recess is in progress.                                                8. How to give negative feedback.
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9. How to resist peer pressure (or say “NO”).                          Students telling untrue stories or cheating on school related
10. How to apologize.                                                  materials.
11. How to engage in a conversation.                                   6. MANNERS
12. How to give a compliment.                                          Students will be expected to utilize appropriate manners at
13. How to accept a compliment.                                        all times.
14. How to volunteer.                                                  7. BULLYING
15. How to report peer behavior.                                       (USD 466 BOE Adopted 10/15/07)
16. How to introduce yourself.                                         The board of education prohibits bullying in any form,
                                                                       including cyber-bullying, on school property, in a school
STUDENT DISCIPLINE OPTIONS                                             vehicle or at a school sponsored activity or event. The
One of the most important lessons education should teach is            administration shall propose, and the board shall review and
discipline. While it does not appear as a subject, it underlies        approve a plan to address bullying on school property, in a
the whole educational structure. It is the training that               school vehicle, or at a school sponsored activity or event.
develops self-control, character, orderliness, and efficiency.         The plan shall include provisions for the training and
It is the key to good conduct and proper consideration for             education of staff members and students and shall include
other people.                                                          appropriate community involvement as approved by the
With an understanding of the purposes of discipline in a               board. Students who have bullied others in violation of this
school, you may form a correct attitude toward it, and not             policy may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and
only do your part in making your school an effective place of          including suspension and expulsion. If appropriate, students
learning, but develop the habit of self-restraint which will           who violate the bullying prohibition shall be reported to local
make you a better person.                                              law enforcement.

Students are in school to learn. At the elementary school,             STUDENT SUSPENSION & EXPULSION
we try to maintain an environment that is conducive to                 In the event that it should be necessary to implement a
learning. Students will be treated with respect and are                procedure of suspension or expulsion of a student, we will
expected to show others the same respect. Students not                 follow guidelines as specified by the state statute.
responding to this positive approach will meet with
appropriate consequences related to their actions.                     ABSENCES AND MAKE-UP WORK
                                                                       When a child is absent because of illness or an excused
Student behavior disruptive to the classroom and                       absence he/she will be given one day to make up work for
educational process will necessitate the following steps:              each day missed and will be given grades for this work. In
1) Teacher-Student Conference                                          cases where advance notice of a student absence is
2) Principal-Teacher-Student Conference                                possible, some work may be made up ahead of time. When
3) Disciplinary notification form will be mailed to parents            students are ill or unable to attend school, parents or
4) Parent-Principal-Teacher-Student Conference                         guardians are asked to call the office as soon as possible in
5) In-school Suspension                                                the morning. If a call is not made, the student must bring a
It is hoped that any disruptive behavior will be corrected by          note upon returning to school, informing the school of the
step one but if not, with each recurring disruption, the next          reason for the absence, the school may, at its discretion,
steps will be taken in order.                                          investigate the cause of absence.

GENERAL RULES                                                          Regular attendance at school is important. Each day
1. Follow Classroom Rules                                              teachers design learning experiences which moves a
2. Use Playground Correctly                                            student in an orderly manner through the subjects taught.
3. Walk in the Building                                                When a student misses school, he or she misses important
4. Use Restrooms Appropriately                                         instructional material.
5. Use Appropriate Physical and Verbal Behavior
6. Do not be Harmful to self or others                                 STUDENT HOMEWORK POLICY
                                                                       Homework, in general, is an extension of the guided practice
DISCIPLINE CONTENT AREAS                                               begun in the classrooms. Study periods are scheduled daily
1. NEGATIVE PHYSICAL CONTACT                                           for children to complete most of their work at school under
Is defined as any physical contact that potentially causes             the supervision of the teachers. Children are urged to take
injury or negative emotion.                                            advantage of this plan. Homework can be kept to a
2. POTENTIALLY HARMFUL TO SELF OR OTHER                                minimum if students apply themselves during the day.
STUDENTS
Any situation where the outcome could cause physical injury.           To allow for individual differences (some children work more
Example: Releasing or swinging any object in the direction             slowly) children may take homework, not completed during
of another person.                                                     the class or study period, and return it completed the next
3. DISRESPECT TOWARD ADULTS, STUDENTS AND                              day.
SCHOOL RULES
This would be determined as negative response to a request             FIRST & SECOND GRADE HOMEWORK POLICY
by school personnel and negative verbal treatment of                   Homework will usually consist of practicing flash cards,
another student or adult.                                              spelling words, reading Accelerated Reader books and
4. INAPPROPRIATE LANGUAGE                                              reading assignments for class.
Considered to be any language that would not be used in a
church setting.                                                        THIRD & FOURTH GRADE HOMEWORK POLICY
5. DISHONESTY                                                          1. All assignments are due at 3:20 p.m. or the end of the
                                                                       day it was assigned to receive full credit.
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2. Unfinished work is due the NEXT SCHOOL DAY                           In addition to remedial help, SCES will offer several
MORNING at the time school officially begins. If it is not              enrichment opportunities for students who would like to
handed in at this time, it will be assigned a zero. Teachers            explore their interests beyond what is offered in the normal
may still require all unfinished assignments to be completed.           curriculum. These enrichment opportunities will be organized
3. Lost worksheets and workbook pages WILL NOT be                       and offered through the SCORE program. The enrichment
replaced or duplicated.                                                 offerings will include explorations of art, music, and
                                                                        technology. Transportation will not be provided to students
LIBRARY POLICY                                                          participating in SCORE. Cost for attending SCORE will be
1. Every student has the opportunity to visit the library once          $4.00 per day for students not qualifying for free or reduced
a week. Library skills are taught during these visits.                  lunches, $2.00 per day for students that qualify for reduced
Students may check out materials at any time during the                 priced lunches and $1.00 per day for students that qualify for
school day or after school with the teacher’s permission.               free lunches. Participants will go to the SCES cafeteria at
2. All materials are checked out for two weeks at a time.               3:20 p.m. each afternoon to get a snack. At 3:30 p.m.
Teachers determine the number of items their students                   participants will begin enrichment activities, complete
check out at a time. Students are not allowed to have more              homework or participate in a variety of organized games and
than five items at one time.                                            activities. All participants must be picked up by 6:00 p.m.
3. If materials are not returned on time, an overdue notice is          each day. Students may participate as often or as seldom
sent to the student on Thursday. After three overdue notices            as they choose. Billing for SCORE will be handled through
have been sent, a bill for the cost of the item will be mailed          the SCES office with statements being delivered to students
to the parent. Additional bills will then be sent monthly until         monthly. Students that have SCORE accounts that are in
the item is paid for or returned.                                       arrears more than 45 days will not be allowed to continue
4. Students may not check out materials if they have any                attending until their bill is paid in full.
item that is overdue. Students will be allowed to check out
one Accelerated Reader book for reading and it is to be kept            PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES
at school until the overdue materials are paid for or returned.         Parent-teacher conferences are held during the first and
5. The cost for lost items is the actual purchase price paid            third nine-weeks grading periods. In addition to scheduled
for the item at the time that it was purchased. If necessary,           parent-teacher conferences, we are interested in having the
arrangements can be made for small weekly payments. If                  opportunity to visit with any parent who has a concern about
items are never returned or paid for, they are treated like             their child. Please feel free to call at any time to arrange an
other unpaid school fees. (Report cards may be withheld,                appointment to talk to teachers, the principal or both. We
and students may not participate in class field trips.)                 welcome your interest and concern for your child. Good
6. If an item is damaged beyond further use, the student will           communication is vital to student achievement.
be asked to pay for the damaged item.
7. It is the responsibility of the student to keep track of how         STUDENT GRADE CARDS
many items they have, when they are due, and to make sure               Grade cards will be issued during the 2nd week following the
they are returned on time, and in good condition.                       end of each 9 week period or at Parent-Teacher
8. Students will not be allowed to attend special end-of-the-           Conferences, and mailed during the week after school ends.
year field trips or activities if they have not returned library
books or paid for lost books.                                           TESTING
                                                                        The following tests are given to help us evaluate our
ACCELERATED READER                                                      students:
Students may read selected library books and then take a                MAP-given to K-4th
short comprehension test. They receive special points                   Gesell Readiness Screening given to all incoming
depending on the book and their test results. Students who              Kindergartners
get 100% on their test will be rewarded with a sticker or               Kansas State Assessment Tests in Reading and Math - 3rd
stamp. At the end of each month, those students who meet                & 4th grade, Science-4th grade
their goal get to have a party with the librarian. At the end of        CRT-Criterion Reference Tests in all subjects
the year, students may spend their points at the Book Fair.             STAR testing in Reading
Students will receive certificates as they reach each new               CCC testing in Reading and Math
certification level.
                                                                        PROMOTION OF PUPILS
TITLE I READING AND MATH ASSISTANCE                                     Article II Section 10 of Board Policy
Students may receive additional help in reading and math if             The board acknowledges that the awarding of grades and
they qualify for Title I services or are in need of remediation         decisions relative to promotion or retention are a serious
as determined by testing and the judgment of the teacher.               responsibility. It is the board’s policy to support it’s
                                                                        professional staff in this duty. The board feels that the
AFTER-SCHOOL OPPORTUNITIES                                              professional staff can be depended upon to make all such
Remediation                                                             decisions in the best interest of children. Therefore, the
Any student with a cumulative grade below 70% in any class              board delegates the authority to building principals to make
will attend compulsory after-school remediation. On Monday              the final determination in regard to final grades and retention
of each week, grades will be checked and parents of student             or promotion. It is expected that this determination will be
who are found to be at risk of academic failure will be called.         supported by teacher contact, observation, objective
Those students will attend remediation sessions on                      evaluation of student performance, parental input and other
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3:30-4:30 p.m.                    factors the principal deems relevant.

S.C.O.R.E.                                                              FERPA

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The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a                specially trained team of educators. The evaluation team
Federal law that protects the privacy of student education              checks to see if the student has an exceptionality that may
records. FERPA give parents certain rights with respect to              be causing the difficulties a student has in school or the
their children’s education records. These rights transfer to            community.
the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends
a school beyond the high school level.

School’s may disclose “directory” information such as
student’s name, address, telephone number, date and place
of birth, honors and awards, pictures and dates of
attendance. If you do not want your child’s directory
information to be released, then please sign the portion
below which indicates that choice.

FERPA does allow schools to disclose records, without
consent, to certain parties including but not limited to: school
officials with legitimate education interest, other schools to
which a student is transferring, auditors, to comply with a
judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena. For a full list of
agencies that can request records, please visit www.ed.gov
and search for FERPA.
If your request is NO, please come to the school office and                    STUDENT INTERVENTION TEAM PROCESS
sign a FERPA form.
                                                                                         Someone Asks for Help -
NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT                                                 Student, Parents, Teacher, Administrator, Others.
Scott County USD #466, Scott City, Kansas does not                                Call the school’s Principal: 872-7660
discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex,                            to start the process.
age, homeless status, or handicap in admission or access
to, or treatment, or employment in its programs and
activities. If you have questions regarding the previous
statement, please contact:                                                      Student Improvement Team Problem-Solves
                                                                                  Parents, Teacher, Administrator, Others.
Bill Wilson, Superintendent, 704 College,
Scott City, Kansas 67871 (620-872-7600)

Shawn Roberts, Principal - Scott City Elementary School,
410 East 8th (620-872-7660)                                                  Student Improvement Team Writes Intervention Plan

SPECIAL EDUCATION SUPPORT SERVICES
SCES is a member of the High Plains Cooperative which
serves children with special needs. We integrate these                         School-Based            Community-Based
students into the regular classroom as prescribed by each                      Support Services        Support Services
special-needs student’s individualized education plan.

STUDENT INTERVENTION TEAM
Our student intervention team is represented by                                         Student Improvement Team
professionals with varying backgrounds and expertise who                               Follows Up and Evaluates Plan
are committed to building supports for students who are
experiencing academic or behavioral problems and the
professionals who work with them.
                                                                              Student Improvement Team Makes Additional
Our team members:                                                            Recommendations For Intervention Strategies Or
1. Maintain high levels of confidentiality.                                     Recommends Comprehensive Evaluation.
2. Look at new ways to help students.
3. Are committed to a nurturing and safe school
environment.
4. Have a desire to learn more about social and behavioral
concerns that affect students, staff, and school climate.

The purpose of the Student Improvement Team
 is to create a safety net to help students when they have
significant learning or behavioral problems.

Many times, changes and interventions that take place in the
regular classroom will remedy the situation. If various
strategies have been tried without success, the team may
refer the student for a comprehensive evaluation by a
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