HECK/QUAW ELEMENTARY STAFF FOR 2007-2008

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					Heck/Quaw Elementary School
 2012-13 Student Handbook




      Heck/Quaw Elementary
         308 North Broadway
         Belgrade, MT 59714
            (406)924-2120

       www.belgradeschools.com
                                         Table of Contents
Additional Policies                                             page 13
Asbestos Information                                            page 10
Attendance/Illness                                              page 5
Belgrade School District Policy on Acts of Violence             page 5
Bikes/Skateboards/Scooters/Heelys                               page 9
Birthdays and Holidays                                          page 6
Bullying                                                        page 5
Child Protection                                                page 8
Classroom Telephone Numbers                                     page 15
Classroom Visitors/Volunteers                                   page 7
Cold Weather Plans                                              page 6
Curriculum                                                      page 7
Custody Arrangements                                            page 8
District Calendar                                               inside cover
Dress Code                                                      page 8
Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco Use                                 page 8
E-mail addresses                                                page 15
Families & Youth in Housing Transition                          page 16
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Regulations (FERPA)   page 14
Emergency Procedures                                            page 6
Head lice                                                       page 10
Heck/Quaw Counseling Program                                    page 10
Heck/Quaw Staff                                                 page 2
IDEA                                                            page 9
Immunizations                                                   page 8
Leaving School/Appointments during the School Day               page 6
Lost School Property                                            page 10
Lunch and Breakfast Programs                                    page 7
Medication and Special Health Needs                             page 7
Mission Statement                                               page 3
Office Information                                              page 3
Parent-Teacher Council (P.T.C.)                                 page 9
Permanent Records                                               page 7
Personal Property                                               page 8
Playground Expectations                                         page 11
Playground Rules                                                page 12
School Behavior                                                 page 10
School Rules                                                    page 11
School Schedule                                                 page 4
Section 504                                                     page 9
Sign-off Page                                                   last page
Student Health/Physical Screenings/Examinations                 page 8
Student Release                                                 page 6
Student Use of Phones                                           page 8
Title I Parent Involvement                                      page 9
Weapons                                                         page 5
                      HECK/QUAW ELEMENTARY STAFF FOR 2012-2013

Principal:                            Specialists:
David Smith                           Laura Braun – Physical Therapist
                                      Miranda Briggs – Preschool
Kindergarten:                         Cindy Brown – Title 1
Danae Aquino                          Lisa Bullock – Resource
Lisa Bailey                           Danielle Duplissa – P.E.
Caitlin Bauer                         Darcy Frisinger – Speech
Donna Erickson                        Barbara Greason – Counselor
Mary Ellen Igo                        Rebecca Yapuncich – Music
Laurel Prescott                       Elsa Kilwein – Counselor
Katie Smith                           Melissa Lane – Resource
                                      Mary Price – Speech
First Grade:                          Shelley Danaher - Preschool
Shauna Cramer                         Ginger VanOrden – Library
Lori Degenhart
Jaye Gibb                             Custodians:
Tobias Holleman                       Dale Massey
Mikki Judge                           Jim Moss
Brenda Kashur                         Robert Schlosser
Kaylin Miller                         Terry Swart
                                      Richard Tramp
Second Grade:
Cindy Damjanovich                     Office Personnel:
Becky Reid                            Vickie Streich – Heck/Quaw
Christine Sanders
Shirley Schermele                     Administrative Interventionists:
Marianne Schumacher                   Karen Molzahn
Jana Taurman                          (additional staff to be determined)
Joy Zwagerman
                                      English as Second Language:
Third Grade:                          Katie Gray
Lana Benson
Shelly Galiger                        Kitchen:
Tom Grady                             Kathy Biehl – Head Cook
Angel Rossman                         Lori Bailey – Cashier
Kydee Schedel
Sara Smith
                                            HECK/QUAW ELEMENTARY
                              Where Children and Learning are Nurtured and Celebrated!


                                                 OFFICE INFORMATION

                                                 David Smith, Principal
                                         Vickie Streich, Heck/Quaw Secretary

                                       Heck/Quaw office telephone 924-2120

                                  Heck/Quaw office hours         7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

                                                      Enrollment:
                                                          580

                                                  SCHOOL SCHEDULE

7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.             Breakfast is served in Heck cafeteria
8:00 a.m. – 8:20a.m.              Playground is supervised
8:20 a.m.                         Bell rings
3:15 p.m.                         School dismissed

Students are not allowed to stay after school to play on the grounds immediately after school dismisses
without being accompanied by an adult. Student visitors may return to the school playgrounds after
4:00 p.m.


                                              EARLY RELEASE SCHEDULE
                               September 12, September 26, November 2, December 5,
                        January 18, January 30, February 27, March 29, April 17, May 15, June 6

8:20 a.m.                         Bell rings
1:15 p.m.                         School dismissed

The buses will follow the above schedules accordingly.



                                           LUNCH/NOON RECESS SCHEDULE

10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. lunch     Kindergarten                      11:15 a.m. – 11:45 p.m. recess
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. lunch     First grade                       11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. recess
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. lunch     Second grade                      12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. recess
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. lunch      Third grade                       12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. recess

                                            A.M. & P.M. RECESS SCHEDULE
10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.                                  Heck/Quaw 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades
2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.                                    Heck/Quaw Kindergarten, 1st , 2nd and 3rd grades
Belgrade School District Policy on Acts of Violence
No Belgrade student shall threaten the life of another student or adult during the school day, while on the way to
and from school, while attending a school activity, or during intermission or recess. Every effort will be made to
educate our children (starting with Kindergarten) about the dangers of threatening others. This will be the
responsibility of the building principals and teachers.

Bullying
Heck/Quaw Elementary will strive to provide a positive and productive learning and working environment. Bullying,
harassment, intimidation, or hazing by students, staff, or third parties, is strictly prohibited and shall not be
tolerated.    This includes bullying, harassment, or intimidation via electronic communication devices
(“cyberbullying”).
Reference: Belgrade School Policy 3226

Weapons
Our school has a very strict policy regarding weapons of any kind. This includes pocket knives of any size, and look-
alike weapons (toys) of any type. WEAPONS MUST NOT BE BROUGHT TO SCHOOL.
Any weapon found at school will be confiscated and locked up until parents have been contacted. Lockers and
desks are property of the school and may be searched at any time.
Reference: Belgrade School Policy 3311

Attendance/Illness
It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to make sure his/her child attends school regularly. The general
welfare of all students is best served by regular attendance. Extended absences or regular absenteeism is
detrimental to individual skill development. If your child has an illness, injury, or other reason preventing him/her
from attending school, please contact the office immediately.

It is our goal at Heck/Quaw School to encourage good attendance habits. We adhere to the following plan:
         Tier One (0-4.5 Absences per semester) Teachers use various positive reinforcements for good attendance and/or
         School wide perfect attendance program.
         Tier Two (5-8 Absences per semester) the following may take place: Teacher contact with family. Teacher contacts
         counselor. Counselor may implement attendance plan/contract with student and family.
         Tier Three (more than 8 Absences per semester) the following may take place: Principal or designee sends a letter
         and makes a phone call to parents. Attendance plan/contract may be implemented by principal, designee or
         counselor. Family attendance meeting may be requested (at day 14) at principal’s discretion. A report of chronic
         attendance problems will be made to proper justice or social service authorities.

If your child is ill (coming down with a cold, for example) he/she is better off at home. The first stages of many
diseases are dangerous for your child and others in the classroom. If your child must be absent from school, please
call the school office before 9:00 a.m. When he/she returns, a note explaining the illness should be presented to
the teacher of his/her classroom. Your child should be free of fever for at least one day before returning to school.
We urge you to keep children at home when they are sick so that other children are not infected. We will need to
send children home who show signs of sickness unless you have a doctor’s note saying the child is not contagious.
If your child has a special health problem which can require special attention, it is essential that you let the office
know.
Reference: Belgrade School Policies 3120 and 3122

When a child is too ill to go outside at recess he/she is probably too ill to attend school. All children will be
expected to go outside for all recesses except when the temperature or chill factor is below zero.
There is no school nurse at Heck/Quaw Elementary on a daily basis. Our district shares one nurse. The office staff
will do whatever is necessary to make your child comfortable when he/she is sick or injured. Then, if it is deemed
necessary, you will be called to come to school for your student. There are basic first aide items on hand; however,
no major first aid will be administered at school.

Leaving School/Appointments During the School Day
Regular school attendance is important for all students. If a student needs to be excused from school for any
reason, the parent or guardian should send a note stating the time that the student will leave. Parents MUST sign
the child out in the school office before the student is dismissed from the classroom or the playground. It is greatly
appreciated, when possible, if advance notice can be given so that homework can be gathered and picked up in the
office.
Reference: Belgrade School Policy 3440

Emergency Procedures
Parents will be contacted immediately if a child is seriously ill or injured. In the event that the parent cannot be
reached, we will call your emergency numbers or 911. After calling 911, the ambulance service and fire
departments are dispatched. If you are at the scene of the accident, you may refuse emergency transportation for
your child.

Cold Weather Plans
Recess for students will be outside unless the temperature is below zero degrees. On-site wind chill and
precipitation are factors that will be considered when determining whether students should be outside and for
what length of time. The principal or outside supervisors can make the decision for children to come inside.

    WEATHER POLICIES

    o    Our policy is that a child must wear another layer if the temperature is 50 degrees or below. A sweatshirt,
         light jacket, etc. may be worn through the end of October and needs to be separate from the outfit worn by
         the student in class. Weather permitting; the students may wear the lighter layers after Spring Break.

    o    Please be aware of the weather forecast and send adequate warm clothing with your child to protect
         him/her from the weather. Snow boots are highly encouraged but not mandatory. Students without snow
         boots will be required to stand on the blacktop or cement.

Student Release
In the event of an emergency, we will release a child to a parent or a person who is listed on your child’s enrollment
form as an emergency contact. The person taking the student will need to sign a release form before taking the
student from school. We will not release to a parent on the telephone who tells us a neighbor, etc. will pick the
child up. If you are going to be out of town and someone else is staying with your children, please send your child’s
teacher a written note with the dates you’ll be gone and the name of who is caring for your children.
Reference: Belgrade School Policy 3340



Birthdays and Holidays
Birthdays may be celebrated at school. Healthy snacks are encouraged. Please contact your child’s teacher if you
wish to make arrangements to celebrate birthdays at school. Celebration of holidays is optional, depending on
each teacher’s preference. If for some reason, you do not want your child to participate in the celebration of a
holiday – please contact his/her teacher.
Lunch and Breakfast Programs
Current meal prices will be available after August 15 for each school year. Only enrolled students may regularly eat
at school. We invite parents to eat lunch with their child. Money for meals should be turned in to the classroom
teacher or the office. Please pay for the meals in advance. Students with a balance due of $10.00 or more will be
served a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and milk.

Breakfast is served from 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. Please do not have your children arrive for breakfast prior to this
time as there is no supervision. Our playgrounds are supervised for bus students beginning at
8:00 a.m. If your child is not eating breakfast at school, we encourage them to arrive after 8:00 a.m.

To apply for free or reduced price breakfast/lunches, please request an application from the office.

Classroom Visitors/Volunteers
All visitors to both buildings are asked to enter through the front door at Heck Elementary (308 North Broadway),
check in at the office and obtain a visitor pass which must be worn while at school. Parents are encouraged and
welcome to visit classes to learn first-hand about our educational programs. Please make prior arrangements so
that the visit may be productive. We have a number of activities that require volunteer help and we appreciate it
when parents can help out. Fill out the form in the back of the handbook, if interested.

Medication and Special Health Needs
If your child needs to take medication during the school day (this includes inhalers), he/she must have a
“permission to administer medication” form (available from the office or at www.belgradeschools.com) completed
and put on file in the office. This must be signed by both the parent/guardian and the physician prescribing the
medication. “Over-the-counter” drugs may be given without a doctor’s signature, but a parent must complete and
sign the appropriate form. All medication will be dispensed by office personnel and kept in a locked cabinet in the
office. This is for the safety of your child as well as others. Please make the office staff and your child’s teacher
aware of any special health problems or considerations your child might need. Medication will not be administered
unless all conditions have been met.

Curriculum
Our school curriculum stresses the acquisition of basic skills along with the development of thinking skills. An
overview of the school education programs is available upon request from the building principal.
Instructional Materials: Reference Belgrade School Policy 2311

Permanent Records
Belgrade Public Schools keeps school records on all students. Generally speaking, the student record file includes
attendance data on each school year, graded, standardized test score results, and medical information such as
immunizations, vision, and hearing screening profiles. Parents who wish to inspect and review their student’s
educational record may request an appointment by contacting the building principal.

The parent of the student or an eligible student who believes that information contained in their education record
is inaccurate, misleading or violates the privacy of the rights of the student may request the school district amend
the record. The school district will decide whether to amend it in accordance with the request within a reasonable
period of time. If the school district decides to refuse to amend the record, the parent will be informed and advised
that they have a right to a hearing (FERPA, Reg. 99.20).
Immunizations
Montana law mandates that prior to children enrolling in a public school, documentation must be submitted
verifying that proper immunization has been completed. This is strictly adhered to as it serves as a protection for
all children.
Reference: Belgrade School Policy 3413

Student Health/Physical Screenings/Examinations
The school may arrange each year for health services/screenings to be provided to all students.
Reference: Belgrade School Policy 3410

Custody Arrangements
If you have specific custodial rights that the school should be aware of, please bring the proper documentation to
the office so that it can be copied and filed. We cannot restrict visits without legal documentation. This would
normally include a court order signed by a judge. The student will use the last name that is recorded on his/her
birth certificate unless documentation is produced to show the legal name has been changed.

Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco Use
Student use of drugs, alcohol, or tobacco products is strictly prohibited in the Belgrade Schools. If a student is
caught distributing, using, or is under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or tobacco on school property, the student
will be detained until his/her parents have been contacted and further action can be taken. In all cases, School
District policy on drug, alcohol, and tobacco will be followed.
Reference: Belgrade School Policy 3330

Child Protection
School personnel are required by state law to report suspected child abuse when evidence is brought to their
attention. After the report is made, the case is under the jurisdiction of the Department of Family Services or local
law enforcement agencies. Agencies have legal authority to visit with students at school about reported
abuse/neglect.

Dress Code
All clothing worn to school must be neat, clean, and presentable. Shorts and skirts of appropriate length are
acceptable. Spaghetti straps, belly shirts, and clothing which advertises alcohol, tobacco, or displays inappropriate
language are not acceptable. Any clothing or items such as bandannas, low-riders, chains, etc. which might be
considered “gang” related attire may not be worn to school. Students will not wear coats or hoods in the
classroom, nor hats in the building. Sweatshirts, jackets, etc. may be worn through the end of October, then again
after Spring Break. Sweatshirts, jackets, etc. that are worn to school may not be worn in class. Should there be
further questions, it will be at the discretion of the building principal to determine appropriateness.
Reference: Belgrade School Policy 3224

Student Use of Phones
Student use of the telephones in the Heck/Quaw School is limited. If a parent needs to contact a student while
school is in session, he/she may leave a message on the classroom telephone and the teacher will deliver the
message to the student. Students will not be called out of class to talk on the phone. Please make after school
plans in advance for your child.

We highly discourage students from bringing electronic games or cell phones to school. These devices have
proven to have a negative impact on the instructional environment. If students do bring these devices to school
they will be confiscated and the parents will be asked to pick up the device at the principal’s office.

Personal Property
The security of personal property is the responsibility of the student. The school cannot and will not accept
responsibility of damage or theft to personal property. Items of value should not be brought to school.
Bikes/Skateboards/Scooters/Heelys
Students are strongly encouraged to wear bike helmets when riding to and from school. Riding on the school
grounds is not permitted. Students should follow traffic rules and walk their bikes at all crosswalks. SKATEBOARDS
ARE ABSOLUTELY FORBIDDEN ON THE SCHOOL GROUNDS DURING SCHOOL HOURS, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
Heelys, the shoes with wheels, are not to be used at school as they are hard on the floor and create safety
concerns. The shoes can be worn but the wheels are not to be used, recess included.

IDEA: The District will provide a free appropriate public education and necessary related services to all children
with disabilities residing within the District, as required under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA),
provisions of Montana law, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
For students eligible for services under IDEA, the District will follow procedures for identification, evaluation,
placement, and delivery of service to children with disabilities, as provided in the current Montana State Plan under
Part B of IDEA.
Reference: Belgrade School Policy 2161 & 2161P.
Parents who feel their child may qualify for Special Education services should contact the building principal to
initiate an evaluation.

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“SECTION 504”)
It is the intent of the district to ensure that students who are disabled within the definition of section 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973 are identified, evaluated, and provided with a appropriate educational services. For
those students who need or are believed to need special instruction and/or related services under Section 504 of
the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the district shall establish and implement a system of procedural safeguards. The
safeguards shall cover students’ identification, evaluation, and educational placement. This system shall include:
notice, an opportunity for the student’s parent or legal guardian to examine relevant records, an impartial hearing
with opportunity for participation by the student’s parent or legal guardian, and a review procedure.
Reference: Belgrade School Policy 2162P

Title I Parent Involvement
The district endorses the parent involvement goals of Title I and encourages the regular participation of parents of
Title I eligible children in all aspects of the program. The education of children is viewed as a cooperative effort
among the parents, school, and community. In this policy the word “parent” also includes guardians and other
family members involved in supervising the child’s schools.

Pursuant to federal law the district will develop jointly with, agree upon with, and distribute to parents of children
participating in the Title I program a written parent involvement policy.

At the required annual meeting of Title I parents, parents will have opportunities to participate in the design,
development, operation, and evaluation of the program for the next school year. Proposed activities to fulfill the
requirements necessary to address the requirements of parental-involvement goals shall be presented.
Reference: Belgrade School Policy 2160



P.T.C.
The Parent – Teacher Council is a vital component of Heck/Quaw Elementary. This group offers many activities and
events throughout the school year that enhance the quality of education for our students. P.T.C. coordinates
fundraisers throughout the year, which raise funds for classroom materials, field trips, etc.
Heck/Quaw Elementary Counseling Program
Heck/Quaw Elementary School offers a variety of counseling programs which include:
   o Monthly classroom lessons a topics of interest
   o Group counseling on topics such as self-esteem, relationships, anger control, etc.
   o Personal counseling on an individual basis

Referrals to the counseling program may be made by parents, teachers, administrators and students themselves.
Parents will be notified and asked to give their permission should a child wish to participate in group or individual
counseling. Lessons are taught once per month on a variety of topics such as: orientation/school skills,
drug/alcohol education, friendship, peace, and problem-solving/decision making/conflict management, self-
worth/self-esteem, stress reduction/anger management, feelings and safety.

Consultations with school staff and parents concerning a child’s academic, personal, and social development are
available. Information can be provided regarding professionals in our school and community who specialize in
working with children and families with special needs.
Reference: Belgrade School Policy 2140

Head lice
We appreciate those parents who notify us that their child has been infected with head lice, so that we can do our
part to prevent it from spreading to other students. We send a letter home notifying parents in any classroom in
which there is an outbreak of head lice.

In the event of an outbreak, please take time to thoroughly check your child’s hair for lice or lice eggs (called nits).

Lost School Property
Families will need to pay for any lost or seriously damaged textbooks and/or library books that were checked out to
students during the course of the school year.
Reference: Belgrade School Policy 3520

Asbestos Information
The Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act of 1980 requires schools to notify parents about our schools’
asbestos management plan. In the Heck and Quaw building all friable asbestos has been removed. A copy of the
district plan is available for your inspection in our administrative offices during regular office hours. Richard Tramp
is our Asbestos Program Manager and all inquiries regarding the plan should be directed to him at 924-2488.

School Behavior
All our programs, including the ones that focus on discipline, are designed to help students learn to make good
choices in the areas of academics and self-discipline. During the first few weeks of school, as well as throughout the
year, our staff members teach rules, procedures, and consequences. We ask that you reinforce this effort by going
over this Conduct Policy as well as the classroom rules and procedures which are sent home by teachers. Our
school philosophy is reflected in our school motto – “Panther Cubs are respectful, responsible, and ready to learn”.
Please support us as we work with your children to help them become the best they can be!

Good behavior is essential for successful education. Students are expected to behave in a manner that
demonstrates respect for themselves and others. They are expected to work and play responsibly. All students’
rights are protected when we maintain a well disciplined school.

Belgrade Elementary Schools utilize a discipline plan that will be used on the playground, in the halls, in restrooms
and in the cafeteria. This plan specifies the rules relating to behaviors we expect from our students. It recognizes
positive consequences for students adhering to the expected behaviors and negative consequences for those who
exhibit inappropriate behavior.
                                                   SCHOOL RULES
                                             HECK/QUAW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    The following school rules describe behaviors that are considered to be appropriate at school. Also listed are
    the consequences which may result when a student chooses to use such behaviors. Consequences range from
    conferencing with a teacher or the principal to suspension from school. Serving time-out for inappropriate
    behavior is often required for students who have serious or major behavior infractions. Time-outs may be
    served in the classroom, in a designated time-out room, in the office, or outdoors at the wall or on the bench.
    Parents may not excuse their child from time-out. We ask for and appreciate your cooperation in this matter.
    Disruptive/disrespectful behavior will not be ignored.

    1.   Students will treat each other and all adults with respect by:
              o Being polite and using good manners.
              o Using appropriate language
              o Not calling names or using put-downs.
    2.   Students will show respect for our school and playground by keeping it clean and free of vandalism.
    3.   Students will use appropriate behavior in class so that other students may learn and the teachers can teach without
         interruption.
    4.   Students will not bring knives, guns, or any other weapons (including toy weapons) to school.
    5.   Students will not possess, buy, sell, or use drugs, alcohol, or tobacco at school.
    6.   Students will use their best efforts to participate in class and be positive.
    7.   Students will wear clothing that is respectful and not offensive to others.



                                               PLAYGROUND EXPECTATIONS

Goals: To play in a safe and calm fashion Rationale: Decrease frustration and fear
        To have a fun and refreshing recess                   Increase pro-social interaction
                                                            Increase cooperation

EXPECTED BEHAVIORS FOR OUTSIDE AND/OR THE PLAYGROUND:
   o Speak and act respectfully toward others
   o Show good sportsmanship, share equipment, take equal turns
   o Play by the rules of each game and use equipment the way it is taught to be used (Touch Football).
   o Follow directions given by teachers.
   o Play only in designated areas (inside and off fence)
   o Keep hands and feet to self.
   o Only those who build something may take it apart (during that recess period).
   o Leave snow, wood chips, rocks, sand, and snowball, etc. “on the ground”.
   o Stay out of water, stay off ice patches, stay away from any area designated off limits by orange cones.
   o Ask the teacher outside for permission to go into the building
   o Observe bells and respond immediately by going to your door and lining up appropriately.

Individual classroom teacher or noon supervisor will monitor:
    o Students not wearing boots will be required to stand on the pavement.
    o Children not wearing snow pants must stay out of snow (stay on feet; don’t kneel or lie down).
    o Need for coats guideline: less than 50 degrees requires coats to be worn. Sweatshirts, jackets, etc. may be worn
        through the end of October, then again after Spring Break.

CONSEQUENCES for not following rules:
      1. Verbal reminder and positive practice.
      2. Choose another play activity for remainder of recess.
      3. Think time at the wall.
                                                SPECIFIC PLAYGROUND RULES
EVERYWHERE:
   o An orange cone indicates off-limits.

SWINGS:
   o One student per swing.
   o Swing straight forward and back in an upright, sitting position (no side-saddle, no twisting).
   o Stop the swing to get off.
   o On wet days swings may be off limits due to water.

TUNNELS:
   o Climb through tunnels (not over them).

FORTS:
   o Everyone is allowed inside the “Friendship Fort”.

ICE OR SNOW MOUNDS:
    o On-duty supervisors organize activity to ensure safe practices.
    o No sliding on icy areas.
    o Report danger to principal (arrange for ice to be broken up).

LOW BARS:
   o Green paint indicates hanging from knees and “spinning” is permissible.

HIGH BARS, DOME-SHAPED BARS, BEEHIVE
   o Hanging upside down, jumping off, or standing on top is not allowed

CROSSING BARS:
   o Green paint indicates starting end.
   o One student crosses at a time.
   o Wait on ground for your turn.

SLIDES:
    o     Interference with anyone climbing up ladder or sliding down is not permitted.
    o     Maintain upright sitting position while sliding down.
    o     Do not slide down or jump from poles
    o     Stay inside tube slide (not on top).

SANDBOX:
   o Share toys, keep sand in box, dig only in sandboxes.
   o Pick up toys when bell rings.
ADDITIONAL POLICIES
Listed below are Belgrade School Policy numbers, titles and a brief description for policies which most directly
impact students at our school. To access any of these policies in their entirety please go to the website:
www.belgradeschool.com or contact the district office at 388-6951.

2000 Series
         2100 - School Year Calendar & Day: guidelines for developing an annual calendar
         2132 - Student & Family Privacy Rights: safeguards of student information
         2161 - Special Education: commitment to provide services to identified students
         2221 - School Closure: procedure for closing school and notifying families
         2309 - Library Materials: access to library materials and right to issue fines
         2320 - Field Trips, Excursions Outdoor Education: guidelines for student trips
         2332 - Religion & Religious Activities: guidelines for religious activities at school
         2420 - Grading and Progress Reports: commitment to providing reports to parents
         2421 - Promotion & Retention: timeline for making retention decisions
         2430 – Homework: purpose of assigned homework
         2500 - LEP Program: services for students who are not native English speakers

3000 Series
         3200 - Student Rights and Responsibilities: assurances of legal and ethical treatment
         3210 - Equal Education: assurances of nondiscrimination
         3224 - Student Dress: criteria for student attire at school
         3225 - Sexual Harassment/Intimidation of Students: definition and process to follow for harassment incidents
         3225F - Harassment Reporting Form for Students: form to report harassment
         3231 - Searches & Seizure: rights of district personnel to perform searches
         3300 - Suspension & Expulsion: ability of school to suspend and expel students
         3310 - Student Discipline: discipline philosophy and guidelines
         3311 - Firearms & Weapons: procedures for dealing with weapon incidents
         3345 – Gambling: limitations of gambling at school
         3416F - Self-administer Asthma, Severe Allergy: form required to keep medicine on person
         3440 - Removal of Student during School Day: guidelines for removing non-compliant student
         3612P - Acceptable use of electronic networks: terms and conditions for a variety of electronic network related situations
         3612F - Internet access Conduct Agreement: form to secure permission to access web

8000 Series
         8124 - Student conduct on busses: district’s rights to direct behavior on busses
         8320 - Property Damage: insurance and limitations of liability for items on district property
         8450 – AED: liability limits and protocol for school-based defibrillators
         8225 - Tobacco Free Policy: limitations of tobacco on district property
         8132 - Activity Trips: operations of transportation for extra-curricular trips
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Regulations (FERPA) – Definition of “Directory Information”

If you do not want Belgrade Public Schools, Belgrade, Montana to disclose directory information from
your child's education records without your prior written consent, you must notify the District in writing
by September 15 of each school year. Belgrade Public Schools has designated the following information
as directory information:

      Student’s Name
      Address
      Telephone listing
      Electronic mail address
      Photograph
      Date and place of birth
      Major field of study
      Dates of attendance
      Grade level
      Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
      Weight and height of members of athletic teams
      Degrees, honors, and awards received
      The most recent educational agency or institution attended
      Student ID number, user ID, or other unique personal identifier used to communicate in electronic
       systems that cannot be used to access education records without a PIN, password, etc. (A
       student's SSN, in whole or in part, cannot be used for this purpose.)
E-mail address and Classroom Telephone Numbers
Aquino, Danae               daquino@belgradeschools.com        924-2140
Bailey, Lisa                libailey@belgradeschools.com       924-2143
Bauer, Caitlin              cbauer@belgradeschools.com         924-2138
Benson, Lana                lbenson@belgradeschools.com        924-2124
Braun, Laura                lbraun@belgradeschools.com         924-2132
Briggs, Miranda             mbriggs@belgradeschools.com        924-2144
Bullock. Lisa               lbullock@belgradeschools.com       924-2466
Brown, Cindy                cbrown@belgradeschools.com         924-2147
Kilwein, Elsa               ekilwein@belgradeschools.com       924-2464
Cramer, Shauna              scramer@belgradeschools.com        924-2469
Damjanovich, Cindy          cdamjanovich@belgradeschools.com   924-2126
Degenhart, Lori             ldegenhart@belgradeschools.com     924-2471
Duplissa, Danielle          dduplissa@belgradeschools.com      924-2472
Erickson, Donna             derickson@belgradeschools.com      924-2141
Frisinger, Darcy            dfrisinger@belgradeschools.com     924-2131
Galiger, Shelly             sgaliger@belgradeschools.com       924-2125
Gibb, Jaye                  jgibb@belgradeschools.com          924-2484
Grady, Tom                  tgrady@belgradeschools.com         924-2129
Greason, Barbara            bgreason@belgradeschools.com       924-2130
Holleman, Tobias            tholleman@belgradeschools.com      924-2470
Igo, Mary Ellen             migo@belgradeschools.com           924-2142
Kashur, Brenda              bkashur@belgradeschools.com        924-2468
KITCHEN                     kbiehl@belgradeschools.com         924-2149
Lane, Melissa               mlane@belgradeschools.com          924-2139
Miller, Kaylin              kmiller@belgradeschools.com        924-2489
Molzahn, Karen              kmolzahn@belgradeschool.com        600-9475
Oliver, Katie               koliver@belgradeschools.com        924-2463
Prescott, Laurel            lprescott@belgradeschools.com      924-2137
Price, Mary                 mprice@belgradeschools.com         924-2131
Reid, Becky                 breid@belgradeschools.com          924-2480
Rossman, Angel              arossman@belgradeschools.com       924-2483
Sanders, Christine          csanders@belgradeschools.com       924-2479
Schedel, Kydee              kschedel@belgradeschools.com       924-2481
Schermele, Shirley          sschermele@belgradeschools.com     924-2477
Schumacher, Marianne        mschumacher@belgradeschools.com    924-2127
Skerik, Shelley             sborg@belgradeschools.com          924-2145
Smith, David                dsmith@belgradeschools.com         924-2461
Smith, Katie                ksmith@belgradeschools.com         924-2143
Smith, Sara                 ssmith@belgradeschools.com         924-2465
Streich, Vickie             vstreich@belgradeschools.com       924-2120
SWINGSHIFT                  mabaker@belgradeschools.com        924-2148, 581-1190
Taurman, Jana               jtaurman@belgradeschools.com       924-2476
VanOrden, Ginger            gvanorden@belgradeschools.com      924-2135
Yapuncich, Rebecca          ryapuncich@belgradeschools.com     924-2467
Zwagerman, Joy              jzwagerman@belgradeschools.com     924-2128
Families and Youth in Housing Transition:
If a family or youth is experiencing an unsettled housing environment they may be entitled to services under Title X
of Elementary/Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

Some examples of homeless are:
    Lack of a fixed, adequate, or regular nighttime residence
    Staying in a public or private temporary shelter (domestic violence, transitional housing, family shelter, youth
        shelter, etc.)
    Living with another family because you cannot afford your own housing
    Living in a hotel/motel because you cannot afford your own housing
    Camping out in a tent or RV
    Children awaiting permanent foster care placement, or a family reunification
    Living in a car, park, public place, abandoned building, bus station, or a similar location
    Living in substandard housing (no electricity or running water)
    Unaccompanied youth (a youth not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian)
           o Runaways
           o Children/youth denied housing by their families
           o School aged unwed mothers living in housing for unwed mothers.

Students who are experiencing any of the above descriptions may be entitled to the following services under Title X of the
ESEA:
     Students will be guaranteed the right to immediate enrollment while all records are obtained.
     Students qualify for free breakfast/lunch
     Students may receive free transportation services from their temporary residence to the school in which they
        are enrolled.
     Students may stay in school enrolled for the remainder of the school year, even if living situation changes as
        long as it is in the best interest of the child.
     Students are eligible to receive additional tutoring through Title I.
     Students are guaranteed equal access to all programs including, but not limited; Gifted Education, Indian Education,
        Title I, and Special Education
     Students are guaranteed equal access to extra-curricular activities including, but not limited to; student government,
        honor societies, clubs, band, choir, and athletics.

Determination of homelessness will be made on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Laurie Salo, Student Services Director @
924-2007 for further information or assistance.
Reference: Belgrade School Policy 3125
                                    Heck/Quaw Elementary School
                             SIGN OFF PAGE FOR 2012-2013 SCHOOL YEAR

Parents and Students:
Please read the following paragraphs and sign your names to indicate that you have read the contents of this page
(and the rest of the student handbook) and return this page to school.

Internet Use:
Also with this notice you are being made aware that the Belgrade School District has a policy regarding the use of
the internet at school.

The intent of the Belgrade Public Schools’ Internet Network (Panthernet) is to ensure that all uses of the internet
are consistent with the purposes of the District. Students at Heck/Quaw School will be monitored in their internet
use by a responsible adult. All communications and information accessible via Panthernet should be assumed to be
public in nature. Copyrighted material should not be intentionally uploaded or displayed on Panthernet without
written approval of the source. The district will make every effort to “filter” the network for objectionable material.
Abuse of the Panthernet may result in loss of privileges to use the internet at school.

Media Photography Opt Out:
Unless you check the box below that you object, photos taken at school events by school district employees or
designees may be used in print and web publications including but not limited to: on the Belgrade School District
website (www.belgradeschools.com) and the Belgrade News. We do not identify children by name without express
permission from a parent or guardian. Please check below ONLY if you do NOT give permission for your child’s
photo to appear in print or web publications. This opt-out does not apply to photos that might be taken and used
by others who are attending a classroom or school sponsored event.




       I do not wish my child’s photograph to appear in print or on the Belgrade School
        District website.


I have read and/or discussed the Student Handbook and the above policies:

Student Name (Please Print): ____________________________________________________________

Student signature: _____________________________________________________________________

Parent/Guardian signature: ______________________________________________________________

Date: ____________________________

                            Please return this form to the school promptly! Thank you!

				
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