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									Odle Parent Handbook
   A Joint Project of Your PTSA
      and Odle Middle School




     Odle Middle School
         2012-2013

     www.bsd405.org/Odle
      www.odleptsa.org
 School Phone (425) 456-6600
Attendance Line (425) 456-6611
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ODLE PTSA BOARD 2012-13 ......................................................8




IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS                                       .................................9
  ODLE ........................................................................................ 9
  BELLEVUE SCHOOL DISTRICT ............................................................. 9
  OTHER ...................................................................................... 9



HOURS AND SCHEDULES                                ..........................................10
  CLASS SCHEDULE – 2012-2013 ..................................................... 10
PICK-UP/DROP-OFF TIMES .....................................................11
WHO'S WHO ............................................................................11
  ADMINISTRATION, OFFICE AND SPECIAL SERVICE PERSONNEL ..................... 11
WHAT’S WHAT.........................................................................12
  AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES ............................................................ 13
  ASB/LEADERSHIP ....................................................................... 14


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  FUNDRAISERS ............................................................................ 14
  STUDENT STORE ......................................................................... 15
  ODLE PTSA PROJECTS AND COMMITTEES ............................................ 16




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  RECOGNITION ............................................................................ 17




            .............................................................................. 18
  CONFERENCES ............................................................................ 18




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  LITERACY RESOURCE CENTER .......................................................... 18
  SPECIAL PROGRAMS ..................................................................... 18




  STUDENT AGENDA PLANNER                         ............................................ 19




GUIDANCE AND HEALTH                                  .......................................19
  COUNSELING ............................................................................. 19
  Y.E.S., YOUTH EASTSIDE SERVICES: 425-747-4937............................ 19



  CLINIC & HEALTH: 425-456-6612                   .......................................... 20
PROCEDURES ..........................................................................21



  ATTENDANCE/ABSENCES: 425-456-6611                       .................................. 21




  BUSES           ...................................................................... 22
  EMERGENCY INFORMATION.............................................................. 23




            LOCKERS ....................................................................... 25




DRESS CODE                      .............................................................25
ODLE SCHOOL MAP..................................................................26



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August 2012


Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):

On behalf of the faculty and staff at Odle Middle School, we would like to
welcome all of our students and their families to the 2012 – 2013 school year. The
middle school years are filled with exhilaration and challenge, and at Odle we work
closely together to provide a rigorous, challenging and empowering program that is
focused on the needs of our young learners as they make the transition from
childhood to adolescence.

We believe the home and school partnership is essential in promoting academic
excellence. In order to achieve this relationship, we place a high value on parental
involvement which requires continual, open communication. We accomplish this
through the regular parent newsletter called the Viking News, parent teacher
conferences, Odle’s website www.bsd405.org/Odle, evening meetings such as
Curriculum Night, teacher email and websites, voicemail, online grade/attendance
viewing, and other forms of direct communication. These forms of communication
help us insure we are working together to provide our students with the best
educational experiences. Parents are always encouraged to join school teams and
committees and to contact the school (425-456-6600) at anytime with questions,
concerns or ideas.

We have worked diligently to maintain Odle’s fine reputation of academic
excellence and we are confident this will be continued throughout this school year.
This past year, Odle designed and implemented a far-reaching program designed to
make certain that every student was ready for every class, every day. This program,
called The Success Initiative at Odle, provides free extra instruction to students
who need it. It also provides enrichment opportunities for students who need that
extra push and it holds students accountable for getting their work done on time
and with high quality. During this coming year, the Bellevue Schools Foundation
will be providing generous financial support for The Success Initiative at Odle and
I encourage you to join me in thanking the Foundation for its support of
innovative middle school practices.

Our joint efforts will insure that all Odle students leave their middle school years
ready and prepared for success in their high school years, and beyond. We thank
you in advance for this rich partnership.

Sincerely,



Eric McDowell                                   Jonathan Shearer
Principal                                       Assistant Principal
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            ODLE’S PARENT-TEACHER-STUDENT ASSOCIATION (PTSA)

Dear Families,

Welcome students and families to the 2012-2013 school year! The Odle PTSA is a
nonprofit, school-level unit of the Washington State PTSA.
OUR PTA'S VISION

         Every child’s potential is a reality
VISIÓN DE LA PTSA

         El potencial de cada niño es una realidad.
PTA'S PURPOSE

         To bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and
          teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children;

         To develop between parents, teachers and our community such united efforts
          as will secure for all children the highest advantages in education and personal
          developement.
LOS PROPOSITOS DE LA PTSA

         Establecer una relación estrecha entre la escuela y el hogar; que los padres y
          los maestros cooperen inteligentemente en la educación de niños.
         Desarrollar entre los educadores los padres y nuestra communidad en general
          esfuerzos conjuntos que aseguren las mejores ventajas en la educación y el
          desarollo personal de todos los niños.

PTSA sponsors multiple educative and fun activities throughout the year to benefit
Teachers, Parents and Children such as:
The Cultural Extravaganza
      th
The 8 grade party
Lip Synch
Ice cream social
Parent education & Principal Coffee Chats
Grants for innovative teacher projects and much more

El PTSA patrocina muchas actividades culturales, instructivas y divertidas por los
educadores, los padres y los niños

To enjoy your school to the fullest, join, volunteer and participate in the PTSA!!!



Dominique Vincenti                                          Krista Hammer
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                                  Why Be Involved?

When parents are involved at school, children are more likely to

   Earn better grades and score higher on tests.
   Have better social skills & improved behavior.
   Be more positive in their attitudes toward school.
   Graduate and continue their educations.

And you parents have an opportunity to meet with new people, build new relationships
and have fun too!

Volunteer: We need your help whether it is a little or a lot.

You do not have to be a PTSA member to volunteer.

Volunteer forms are in the Business Day packet, on the Odle PTSA website or contact
odleptsa@hotmail.com to be notified of opportunities via email. Keep an eye on the
emailed newsletter, The Viking News, for new postings.

Join the PTSA! Did you know that the National PTSA is the oldest and largest
volunteer child advocacy organization in the nation? As a member at Odle, you can
vote at PTSA meetings and you are involved in a great organization to help kids.
Membership forms are in the Business Day packets, online and in the front office.


                        Working together, our children succeed!




                      www.odleptsa.org


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 ODLE PTSA BOARD 2012-2013



                 Dominique
Co-President                     425 - 896-8292   dominique.vincenti@nordstrom.com
                 Vincenti

                 Krista
Co-President                     425- 968-2590    Krista_hammer@yahoo.com
                 Hammer

                 Susan
Secretary                                         Yankeefan4ever212@msn.com
                 Aluma

                 Samir
Treasurer                                         Samirchudgar64@yahoo.com
                 Chudgar

Assistant        Jerilyn
                                                  Jrmorri2@msn.com
Treasurer        Morris

VP Outreach      Adam Dibba                       AMDibba@evergreenhealthcare.org



VP Fundraising   Julia Krill                      jkrill@windermere.com



                 Phyllis Knoll                    Pknoll@micc.org
Grants                                            jillsulzberg@me.com
                 Jill Sulzberg


Membership       Tamar Bayer                      tamarb@comcast.net



For any inquiry you can contact PTSA at
http://www.odleptsa.org/Pages/contactus.aspx




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IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS
ODLE
Attendance                             456-6611
Registrar                              456-6610
Clinic                                 456-6612
Office Manager                         456-6602
Asst. Principal’s Sec                  456-6601
School Fax                             456-6616
School Counselors                      456-6600
Bus Information                        456-4512
Odle PTSA Web Site             http://www.odleptsa.org

BELLEVUE SCHOOL DISTRICT
Superintendent – Dr. Tim Mills         456-4172
Executive Director, S.E. Attendance Area
Sharon Kautz                           456-4109
Gifted & Talented – Carolyn Seipp      456-4136
Violence Prevention/School Safety Hotline
                                       456-4299
Information                            456-4000
Emergency = School News Line           456-4111

Web Site                       http://www.bsd405.org/Odle

OTHER
State Legislative Hotline              (1) (800) 562-6000
Give your name, address, and district along with a short message.
PTSA Legislative Hotline               (1) (800) 562-3804

Bellevue School Board Meetings
1st & 3rd Tuesday each month at 4:30 PM or 7:00 PM, held in the
Rainier Room of the Wilburton Instructional Service Center (WISC) at
12241 Mail Street. Public welcome. Please call 456-4156 for further
information.




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HOURS AND SCHEDULES
Office                                   7:00   AM – 4:00 PM
Class (M, TU, TH, F)                     7:45   AM – 2:33 PM
Tutorial                                 2:37   PM - 3:07 PM
Class (W)                                7:45   AM – 1:23 PM
Teachers/Counselors                      7:15   AM - 3:15 PM
Breakfast                                7:15   AM – 7:45 AM

Activity Bus leaves (M, TU, TH, F)       4:15 PM
After School Activities (M, TU, TH, F)   3:10 – 4:10


CLASS SCHEDULE – 2012-2013

Period          Monday, Tuesday, Thursday,               Wednesday
                Friday
1               7:45 – 8:39                              7:45 – 8:29

2               8:43 – 9:33                              8:33 – 9:13
3               9:37 – 10:27                             9:17 – 9:57
4               10:31 – 11:21                            10:01 - 10:41
First Lunch     11:21 – 11:51                            10:41 – 11:11
5A              11:25 – 12:15                            10:45 – 11:25
5B              11:55 - 12:45                            11:15 – 11:55

Second          12:15 - 12:45                            11:25 – 11:55
Lunch
6               12:49 – 1:39                             11:59 – 12:39
7               1:43 – 2:33                              12:43 – 1:23
Tutorial        2:37 – 3:07




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PICK-UP/DROP-OFF TIMES

School opens at 7:00 AM. Students are to be dropped off with enough
time remaining for the student to make it to class by 7:45. When
dropping off students at the NORTH side of the school pull ALL THE
WAY forward to the end of the drop off loop and leave room for other
cars!

Student pick-up times are 2:33, 3:07 and 4:10. Student pick-up
after 2:33 should be at the SOUTH entrance. On the south side of the
building, please pull forward and park in the parking lot, not at the
curb. Parking at the curb makes it difficult for the school buses to get
through.

Students must be in a supervised activity at all times. Waiting for
parents and rides for more than 10 minutes is considered loitering. If
student rides have not come by the designated times, students will be
escorted to a supervised environment. Once a student leaves campus,
he/she may not return that day unless with a parent/guardian present
for a school function.

WHO'S WHO

Anyone in the Main Office can provide assistance, answer your
questions, or direct your call to the appropriate person. If your
question relates to classroom instruction, please call the teacher
directly.

ADMINISTRATION, OFFICE AND SPECIAL SERVICE PERSONNEL

  Principal                                  Eric McDowell
  Assistant Principal                        Jonathan Shearer
  Office Manager (supervises all aspects     Marilyn Kelley
  of the office)
  Assistant Principal's Secretary            Mame Mulherron
  (manages ASB budget, building use
  schedule,and student activities)
  Registrar (student registration and        Liz Anderson
  scheduling)
  Attendance Specialist                      Mary Shahrvini
  Counselors                                 Kat Farkas (A-L)
                                             Jenny Brooks (M-Z)

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  Library Aid                                Jolyn Danielson
  Speech and Language Pathologist            Sherri Youmans
  Nurse                                      Dusty Udris
  Psychologist
  Kitchen Lead Cook                          Connie Arney
  Head Custodian                             Huy Lam




WHAT’S WHAT
AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
Tutorial is part of the normal school day. The after-school program
represents an extension of the regular school day. Students who want
to go to after school activities go first to Tutorial from 2:37- 3:07 and
then go to their after-school activities. For one hour after school
(starting at 3:10) students are encouraged to participate in sports
activities and a variety of other clubs/activities supervised by building
staff or other adults. Clubs/activities such as Biwa/Culture Club, Math
Club, Homework Club/Academic Support, Service Club, French Club,
Chess Club, and Yearbook may be available. These activities are
offered Mondays through Fridays, excluding Wednesdays, with an
activity bus leaving Odle at 4:15 PM for students who normally ride the
bus daily. Students will be required to have a bus pass from their
activity teacher/coach to ride the activity bus. Read the Viking News
for updated information throughout the school year. Club offerings
change each year and each session, so you will need to listen to
morning announcements and read Viking News for club information.

Annual/Yearbook (Tentative)
Fifteen to twenty students will be selected by application to work on
the school yearbook. Working on the annual/yearbook is an after
school activity.




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Sports
Odle offers a variety of intramural/sports. This six-season program,
offers students the opportunity to participate in staff-directed physical
activities in addition to the fine academic and physical education
program scheduled during the school day.

Participants are encouraged to join in as many activities as they wish
throughout the year. Players will practice on Mondays, Tuesdays and
Thursdays as each session begins. Participants will play other middle
schools in games scheduled from 4:00–5:00 PM. Transportation
arrangements home will need to be made on game days. Practices are
scheduled each Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:10
to 4:10 PM (sometimes on Fridays depending on the sport and coach).
An activity bus will be provided after practices on these days.

Games are generally scheduled on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and
Thursdays. Buses will be provided for away games, but parents must
provide transportation after students are returned to Odle. Please
expect to pick up your child by 5:45 PM at the latest. This will become
most crucial when the days become shorter.

The following activities will be provided:

Session    Dates       School         Jubilee REACH Sports
                       Activity

Session    9/12 –      None           Boys & Girls Soccer and Boys'
1          10/21                      and Girls' Basketball

Session    10/24       Co-Ed          Boys & Girls Soccer
2          – 1/6       Badminton

Session    1/9 –       Co-Ed          Boys & Girls Soccer
3          3/16        Volleyball

Session    3/19 –      None           Boys & Girls Soccer and Boys
4          5/4                        and Girls Basketball

Session    5/7 –       Co-Ed Track    Boys & Girls Basketball and
5          6/15                       (Boys and Girls Soccer?)

Parents may wish to watch their child perform in these activities. In

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some cases there may be limited seating, especially in the gym. If you
have questions about an activity or need more information, please
contact the office. They will direct you to the coach or coaches of that
particular sport. It may be that your child has a conflict with one of the
practice days, but would still like to participate in the after-school
program on the other days. You can check with the individual coach to
see if this is a problem.

Check the Viking News for further information.

ASB/LEADERSHIP
ASB, the Associated Student Body is the student leadership team at
Odle. Student Leadership allocates the ASB budget, plans and runs
student socials, develops projects to raise ASB funds (e.g., magazine
drive fund-raiser) hosts students from other schools and countries
(Biwa, Japan exchange, school musical), and attends youth-leadership
conferences during the school day.




FUNDRAISERS
Some groups/clubs require fundraisers to operate their programs.
These fundraisers may affect only families involved in the program,
such as Band, Orchestra and Sixth Grade Camp. Others, like ASB,
apply to the entire school.

ASB raises money for agenda planners, school socials, , sport activity
buses, Student of the Quarter certificates , assemblies, pizza parties
for sports teams at the end of their seasons, all school end-of-year
activities, chess game clocks, support for the school wide musical and
athletic equipment.

The PTSA raises money in lots of different ways. The major fundraiser
is the “Pass the Hat” campaign that raises money for the General
Operating Budget to be used throughout the year. The PTSA is
continuing a fundraiser using eScrip and Safeway cards. For people
who register for Odle, a percentage of all purchases made using
Safeway cards goes to the PTSA! PTSA also raises funds from functions
like Lip Sync and The Viking Hut. This year we will also do a mid-year
fundraiser to support a “wish list” for Odle.

The PTSA raises money from individual contributors and the matching
funds from local corporations. Funds are also raised with some
employers who will match volunteer time of individuals with a
monetary donation. Please check the policies of your employer to see

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if they will match your monetary donations or your volunteer time.

The PTSA’s money is primarily used for projects and programs (grants
to teachers, 6th grade camp support, classroom supplies for teachers,
8th grade party and graduation, Odle student community outreach,
etc.). It is also used for communications (postcards and support for
Viking News), leadership training, and other areas.




STUDENT STORE
The student store–Viking Hut– is open during lunches and is run by
PTSA volunteers. Profits from the store support PTSA activities.
Students can purchase school supplies and healthy snacks and drinks
at the Viking Hut.




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ODLE PTSA PROJECTS AND COMMITTEES
To help on any of these committees, please email
odleptsa@hotmail.com anytime!

Bellevue Schools Foundation Representative: liaison reports
information to PTSA and assists with recruiting volunteers for the
annual Phonathon and “Spring for Schools” Benefit Luncheon
fundraiser.
Directory: A student phone and address directory is published
annually and distributed to all parents.
Donations Coordinator: Solicits donations and specific items for
School and PTSA events and projects from local businesses.
Emergency Preparedness Committee: Works with school team to
ensure school’s preparedness for major disasters and emergencies.
Fundraising: This committee organizes fundraising activities to help
subsidize the costs for different projects. One key project is to fund
student scholarships for attending 6th Grade Camp.
Golden Acorn/Outstanding Educator: The PTSA Golden Acorn
Award(s) is presented to outstanding volunteers at Odle during our
last General PTSA Meeting. The Outstanding Educator is awarded to
one or two outstanding staff members.
Cultural Extravaganza: This event includes a potluck of homemade
food and dishes shared by Odle families and cultural heritage projects.
Grade Eight End of the Year Celebration: End of year party to
celebrate 8th grade moving on. This is different from the 8th grade
ceremony, organized by the school, and usually held on the last day of
school.
Grants Committee: Volunteers assist teaching staff in researching
and writing grants for equipment, enrichment programs and special
projects. This committee also oversees PTSA grants to staff members.
Hospitality & Costco Shopper: Provides coffee, tea and nibbles for
PTSA and school events.
Legislative: Chair acts as liaison between State, Council and Local
PTA to disseminate information on legislative issues, lobbying efforts
on behalf of children, and attends the annual Legislative Assembly and
Focus Day.
Lip Sync: An evening of students performing Lip Sync musical and
choreographed acts. Lip Sync is organized by the PTSA, but it is a
popular community building event and a fundraiser.
Membership: Works to attain student, parent, faculty and community
membership for the Odle PTSA. Training, materials, insurance, child
advocacy & other programs are made possible by the PTSA.
Postcards: Coordinates sending postcards to Odle families with news
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about upcoming PTSA and school events.
Reflections: A National PTSA-sponsored Arts & Literature
contest/program at the school, state & national level.
Staff Appreciation: A group that coordinates events and plans ways
to celebrate and thank the wonderful teachers and staff at Odle
throughout the year.
VIBES tutoring: Through the BSD VIBES program, parents are
trained to become one-on-one tutors or classroom helpers.
Viking Hut (Student Store): This store, which is operated by the
PTSA and staffed by parent volunteers, is available to students at
lunch time so they can purchase school supplies, healthy snacks and
drinks.
Odle Viking News: A PTSA school newsletter which is published and
sent home weekly via emails.
PTSA Website: the school website is maintained by a PTSA volunteer
at www.odleptsa.org.
Please note: Each year, committees change based upon parent and
school interest and support.




RECOGNITION
Recognitions include some of the following:

Student of the Quarter
An Odle/PTSA quarterly project to honor students with awards and
public recognition.

Viking Pride Awards
Every quarter, students are recognized for citizenship, academic
excellence and study habits by being nominated by a staff member. A
ceremony is held quarterly inviting the recipients and their parents .

Honor Roll
Any student at any grade level who maintains a 3.75 GPA or better for
an entire quarter, will have their name placed on the Honor Roll that is
in the corridor at Odle MS.

Classroom Awards
Individual classroom teacher may have his/her own reward system.


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CONFERENCES
The parent/guardian-teacher conference is a valuable setting for
exchanging information about your student's academic and social
progress, and building a partnership with your student's teacher who
will help your student obtain the best education possible. The
responsibility for a successful conference is shared between the
parent/guardian and the teacher. It is the teacher's responsibility to
know your student, to present specific information about the child's
school performance, to listen to the parent/guardian, and to answer
questions. The parent/guardian can and should assume responsibility
during the conference by being prepared to ask questions that address
your concerns. Parents can also email teachers and check teacher
websites. Teachers’ websites can be found on the Odle page of the
BSD website (www.bsd405.org, selecting Odle in the SCHOOLS box on
the left hand side). The websites are listed by name when you click on
Staff websites. The websites also have the teachers’ email addresses.




LITERACY RESOURCE CENTER
Odle’s library (LRC) has over 13,000 volumes in its collection. Overdue
notices are sent out regularly and if books are not returned in a timely
manner, replacement billing is issued after four weeks.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS
Science Academy; Academy of Visual Arts; Prism (Gifted and Talented
Education); Cascade (Behavioral Needs); Special Education (Individual
Education Programs), Developmental and Supported Reading,
Academic Support and AVID and additional support through Title 1
programs.




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STUDENT AGENDA PLANNER

These calendar/assignment books, funded by the ASB are issued to
each student at the beginning of each semester. Students are
expected to use it to record and keep track of assignments, homework
and tests. Teachers will check these books, and students will be held
accountable for their upkeep. If a student loses or misplaces his/her
planner, he/she is responsible to purchase another Planners should be
kept in the student's three-ring binder at all times.




GUIDANCE AND HEALTH
COUNSELING
Counselors are Kat Farkas (A-L) and Jenny Brooks (M-Z).
Guidance Services at Odle are for all students. We welcome working
with parents and students. There are a range of Guidance services we
deliver in order to insure your student’s success in middle school.

These are some of the services provided:

      Individual and group guidance/instruction
      Developmental classroom guidance activities
      Monitor student progress
      Adjust student program
      Student Evaluation and Placement
      Consultation with appropriate professionals/agencies
      Assist in referral resources
      Parent Education/Support

Y.E.S., YOUTH EASTSIDE SERVICES: 425-747-4937

These are some of the services provided:

      On-going Mental Health Counseling: Caseload consists of 8
       eligible students. Parent consent is needed.
      Group Support Services: One group session per week will be
       provided. The provider will determine composition of the
       group. Groups are open to any youth referred.


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CLINIC & HEALTH: 425-456-6612
The school nurse is Dusty Udris. Our Clinic is open throughout the
school day and a nurse is at Odle two days a week (Mondays and
Tuesdays). The attendance secretary maintains the health room on the
days we do not have a school nurse in the building.

Students who are ill should get a pass from a staff member to sign into
the Clinic where their concerns will be evaluated and first aid given as
needed. Students are allowed to remain in the Clinic for 20 minutes to
rest, relax, or recover. If symptoms are alleviated, they are given a
pass to return to class. If not improved, they are reassessed and
either
(1) sent to class to return later if symptoms are worsening or
(2) a parent or guardian is called to pick up the student.

Parents who are not personally able to pick up students are expected
to make arrangements with others and to notify school personnel who
those "others" will be. Unless the school is notified, the school staff
can only release the student to his/her parents or the contacts
designated on the registration sheets.

If a student is injured at school, the nurses, or a trained staff member
gives first aid. If the injury is significant or could have serious
consequences, a parent or other contact is notified. If emergency care
is needed, the staff will begin first aid, call 911 for assistance and
notify the parent or guardian. It is important that we have current
emergency contact information. The emergency contact form can be
found in your TCB packet. Please take the time to fill it out completely
and return it to the school.

Medication: Any medications which students take should be held and
taken in the Clinic/. School policy requires that medications be in their
original containers when brought to school. A medication authorization
form filled out and signed by a physician for any medication taken is
required. This includes prescription and over the counter medication.
The forms are available in the clinic. It is important that our nurse be
aware of students with chronic health problems and those who need
regular medication. Life threatening illnesses require a completed
health care plan in place at the school.




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PROCEDURES

ATTENDANCE/ABSENCES: 425-456-6611

District policy states that upon the presentation of a parental/guardian
note or phone call, the following absences or late arrivals will be
excused:
        Illness or medical emergency (in some cases a doctor’s note
         will be required)
        Family emergency
        Established special days on a religious calendar
        Pre-arranged medical or dental appointments (a doctor’s note
         may be required.
        Pre-arranged school sponsored activity (e.g., field trip)

To be excused from an absence or late arrival to school, students must
check in with the attendance office upon arrival with a written
excuse from a parent/guardian. *A written excuse must be
received within 3 days of the absence/late arrival and include
student first and a last name, date, reason for absence and signature
of parent/guardian.

Students will be considered unexcused unless an excuse note is
turned in within 3 days of the absence/late arrival and/or an
absence/arrival does not fall under one of the above
categories. Please note that the school administration has the final
discretion to determine whether or not an absence is excused.
Decisions, such as these, will be based on the nature of the absence
and the student’s attendance and academic status.

Homework may be requested by calling the attendance office after the
third day of absence or obtained from the Odle website. If a student
must be absent from school, parents are to call the Attendance Office,
456-6611, before 8:15 AM. A student is considered tardy if he/she is
not in his/her seat when the 7:45 AM bell rings. The first unexcused
tardy to school results in a conversation with the Assistant Principal
and a warning. A second tardy in any quarter results in lunch
detention. A third results in two lunch detentions, and a fourth results
in after school detention. Subsequent tardiness will result in lunch-
detention, or after-school detention.

The school cannot guarantee messages getting to your child after 2:00
PM daily, so please plan accordingly.



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Nutrition Services Payment Process

Your child may bring cash or check in any amount or pay by Visa or
Master Card to head cashier at breakfast or lunch. This will go into
your child’s account, using their pin number. Payments may also be
made on line through the Bellevue School District at the Nutrition
Services link. Breakfast - $2.25 (Free*) served daily from
7:15-7:40 am.

Lunch - $3.25 ($.40*)

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
      1st lunch: 11:21-11:51 AM
      2nd lunch: 12:15-12:45 PM
Wednesday
      1st lunch: 10:41-11:11 AM
      2nd lunch: 11:25-11:55 PM

*reduced rate
All prices include milk. A La Carte item is extra .50.
*Students may qualify for free or reduced breakfast and lunch.
 Call the office for more information.




Bicycles

Bicycles need to be locked in the bike rack inside the large doors
leading to the loading dock area across from the flagpole or at the
north entrance. All bicycle riders must wear helmets. Bicycles may be
held for parental pick-up when a student fails to wear a helmet.




BUSES

Students are expected to leave the Odle campus by 2:37 PM unless
participating in an afternoon school activity. Students must have a
note from parent/guardian that is stamped by the main office to ride a
different bus or get off at a different bus stop.
The Activity Bus leaves at 4:15 PM.

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EMERGENCY INFORMATION
For current announcements regarding Bellevue School District closures
and hours of operation due to weather conditions, natural disasters, or
emergencies call the Bellevue Public School News Hot line at
(425) 456-4111 or visit the web site at:
http://www.bsd405.org.

Please DO NOT call Odle in this event because the school lines must
be kept open for emergency communications.


 AM Radio Stations
KCIS 630       KIXI 880               KMPS 1300          KRPM 770
KING 1090      KJR 950                KMTT 850           KVI 550
KIRO 710       KLAY 1180              KOMO 1000

 FM Radio Stations
KASB 89.3       KPLU 88.5             KSER 90.7           KCMS 105.3
KMPS 94.5       KPLZ 101.5            KTVI 90.9           KLSY 92.5
KMTT 103.7      KRPM 106.1            KUBE 93.3           KLTX 95.7
KNDD 107.7      KRWM 106.9            KUOW 94.9
 TV Stations
King TV (5)          Kiro TV (7)                   Komo TV (4)

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

FIRE AND EARTHQUAKE EVACUATION
After all students and staff have evacuated the building, a team of
trained staff members will complete a thorough walkthrough of the
building. The staff will determine if it is safe for students and staff to
re-enter. If the building is safe to re-enter, the students will return to
their class period for that hour and the school day will continue to the
normal ending time. At the end of the normal school day, students will
return home by their usual means of transportation. If the building is
deemed unsafe, announcements will be made by the media and, if
accessible, through the district information numbers listed above.
Please follow the “Parent and Student Reunion” procedure listed under
“Parent and Student Reunion” below.

LOCKDOWN
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A “lockdown” means a situation when all staff and students must stay
in their classrooms and/or offices for any safety reason. All students
and staff will remain in lockdown until the school is given the “all-
clear” message by the assigned and trained staff. If the “all-clear”
message is given before the end of the school day and it is safe to
continue with classes, the school day will continue and students will be
sent home at the end of the regular school day by their usual means of
transportation. If the lock down continues past the end of the school
day, we ask you to please be patient. Your child(ren) will be released
to you as soon as it is safe to do so using the “Parent and Student
Reunion” procedure listed below. It is very important that you follow
this procedure.

PARENT AND STUDENT REUNION
In the case when students cannot return home by their usual means of
transportation due to lock down, fire or earthquake, you will need to
collect your student.
If the emergency allows students to stay in the building then you will
be able to sign out your student in the office.
If the building is declared unsafe, you will be able to pick up your child
at the gate on NE 4th Street at the south side of the school. You get
there off 148th St NE and go west along NE 5th Street until you reach
NE 4th St. The gate is on the west end of the street.
All students will be under supervision on the athletic field or in the
MUR (cafeteria). When you arrive to pick up your child(ren) you will be
asked to sign a release form. We will only allow your child(ren) to go
with you or the person you designated on the emergency form that
you retuned to the school at the beginning of the school year. Please
make sure that you keep this information on the form current
by contacting the attendance office at 425-456-6611.

IMPORTANT GENERAL INFORMATION
In the event of any of the above scenarios happening, we ask
that you do not enter the building. And, please do not call the
school office. The phone lines must remain open to reach emergency
personnel. If your child has been injured, we will contact you and
arrange the quickest means to unite you with your child. With many of
us being parents ourselves, we understand the need to make sure that
your child(ren) is safe and out of harms way. However, understand
that during an emergency all staff members are in emergency mode
and have been given tasks for which they have been trained so they
need your full cooperation.




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       LOCKERS

A locker will be assigned to each student at the beginning of the school
year. Locker problems should be reported to a custodian or the main
office. In addition to school lockers, students participating in physical
education are issued a gym locker. When dressing down for an
activity, all belongings must be placed in this locked basket and not
left unattended in the locker room. WARNING: Lockers are only for
student convenience and should not be viewed as secure. Do not
leave valuables in lockers. The school will not be responsible
for articles that are lost or stolen. Lockers may be subject to
Inspection by school staff at any time.




DRESS CODE
All students are expected to dress appropriately for school. Clothing
should cover all undergarments and should neither advertise nor
advocate the use of alcohol, drugs or tobacco. Clothing with writing or
pictures that are obscene or suggest or express inappropriate
messages should not be worn at school. Shirts should fully cover the
student’s stomach and chest areas, shorts and skirts are to be well
below the end of fingertips. No spaghetti strap tank tops are allowed
(see #9 under Rules in Student code of Conduct section). Sagging
pants and bandannas have been determined to be disruptive and are
also not permitted at OMS. Students dressed inappropriately will be
sent home or asked to change their clothing. Hats (including hoods)
are not to be worn during the school day and will be confiscated and
kept by one of the building principals until the end of the school year
and/or a parent/guardian comes to pick it up. Baseball caps are
NEVER allowed at school. Students wearing clothes of this nature,
will be asked to change and will be referred to the office for
disciplinary action. Please note that the school administration is
the final authority in determining the appropriateness of dress.




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ODLE SCHOOL MAP

                        Front entrance




                           Main
                           Office




                       Back entrance




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