Heck/Quaw Elementary School
2012-13 Student Handbook
308 North Broadway
Belgrade, MT 59714
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
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
Jaye Gibb Custodians:
Tobias Holleman Dale Massey
Mikki Judge Jim Moss
Brenda Kashur Robert Schlosser
Kaylin Miller Terry Swart
Cindy Damjanovich Office Personnel:
Becky Reid Vickie Streich – Heck/Quaw
Shirley Schermele Administrative Interventionists:
Marianne Schumacher Karen Molzahn
Jana Taurman (additional staff to be determined)
English as Second Language:
Third Grade: Katie Gray
Shelly Galiger Kitchen:
Tom Grady Kathy Biehl – Head Cook
Angel Rossman Lori Bailey – Cashier
Where Children and Learning are Nurtured and Celebrated!
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.
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
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.
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
Reference: Belgrade School Policy 3226
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
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
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
Reference: Belgrade School Policy 3440
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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).
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
o An orange cone indicates off-limits.
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.
o Climb through tunnels (not over them).
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).
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
o Green paint indicates starting end.
o One student crosses at a time.
o Wait on ground for your turn.
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).
o Share toys, keep sand in box, dig only in sandboxes.
o Pick up toys when bell rings.
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.
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
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
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:
Electronic mail address
Date and place of birth
Major field of study
Dates of attendance
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 924-2140
Bailey, Lisa email@example.com 924-2143
Bauer, Caitlin firstname.lastname@example.org 924-2138
Benson, Lana email@example.com 924-2124
Braun, Laura firstname.lastname@example.org 924-2132
Briggs, Miranda email@example.com 924-2144
Bullock. Lisa firstname.lastname@example.org 924-2466
Brown, Cindy email@example.com 924-2147
Kilwein, Elsa firstname.lastname@example.org 924-2464
Cramer, Shauna email@example.com 924-2469
Damjanovich, Cindy firstname.lastname@example.org 924-2126
Degenhart, Lori email@example.com 924-2471
Duplissa, Danielle firstname.lastname@example.org 924-2472
Erickson, Donna email@example.com 924-2141
Frisinger, Darcy firstname.lastname@example.org 924-2131
Galiger, Shelly email@example.com 924-2125
Gibb, Jaye firstname.lastname@example.org 924-2484
Grady, Tom email@example.com 924-2129
Greason, Barbara firstname.lastname@example.org 924-2130
Holleman, Tobias email@example.com 924-2470
Igo, Mary Ellen firstname.lastname@example.org 924-2142
Kashur, Brenda email@example.com 924-2468
KITCHEN firstname.lastname@example.org 924-2149
Lane, Melissa email@example.com 924-2139
Miller, Kaylin firstname.lastname@example.org 924-2489
Molzahn, Karen email@example.com 600-9475
Oliver, Katie firstname.lastname@example.org 924-2463
Prescott, Laurel email@example.com 924-2137
Price, Mary firstname.lastname@example.org 924-2131
Reid, Becky email@example.com 924-2480
Rossman, Angel firstname.lastname@example.org 924-2483
Sanders, Christine email@example.com 924-2479
Schedel, Kydee firstname.lastname@example.org 924-2481
Schermele, Shirley email@example.com 924-2477
Schumacher, Marianne firstname.lastname@example.org 924-2127
Skerik, Shelley email@example.com 924-2145
Smith, David firstname.lastname@example.org 924-2461
Smith, Katie email@example.com 924-2143
Smith, Sara firstname.lastname@example.org 924-2465
Streich, Vickie email@example.com 924-2120
SWINGSHIFT firstname.lastname@example.org 924-2148, 581-1190
Taurman, Jana email@example.com 924-2476
VanOrden, Ginger firstname.lastname@example.org 924-2135
Yapuncich, Rebecca email@example.com 924-2467
Zwagerman, Joy firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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 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
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
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.
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
I have read and/or discussed the Student Handbook and the above policies:
Student Name (Please Print): ____________________________________________________________
Student signature: _____________________________________________________________________
Parent/Guardian signature: ______________________________________________________________
Please return this form to the school promptly! Thank you!