1370 Colonial Road
Memphis, TN 38117
Phone (901) 416-8980
Fax (901) 416-8996
Principal: Marty Pettigrew
Assistant Principal: LaTrenda Hicks
Assistant Principal: Joshua Dixon
Instructional Facilitator: Sharon Rice
CAPA Director: Pamela Williams
This handbook represents a good faith effort to present you, in writing, the policies,
expectations, and procedures for faculty members at Colonial Middle School. Additions
and amendments may be given to you during the school year when change is deemed
necessary. The administration assumes that each faculty member will follow the
guidelines outlined in this handbook. Please keep your handbook and refer to it
throughout the year.
Table of Contents
MCS Vision, Mission & Strategic Goals…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….4
MCS Core Beliefs……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….5
Colonial’s Mission, Vision, & Beliefs………………………………………………………………………….…………………………………….6
Faculty Day, Faculty Information, Smoking, & Faculty Absence, Substitute Folders..……….……………………………..…………..7
Faculty Meetings, Professional Development, Professional Conduct & Responsibility, ……………………………………………….8
Faculty Dress, Name Badges, Safety Discretion, & Liability, Media
Copiers, Instructional Funds, Instructional Materials, Media Center,……………………………………………………………………….9
Mobile Computer Lab, Board Films & Videos, Showing Movies
Email, Classroom Environment, Wall Displays (Student Work), White Board Protocol……..………………………………………..10
Monthly Newsletter, Maintenance, Announcements, Workbooks, Requisitions, Financial Procedures..…………………………11
Financial Procedures, Student Attendance Record (Steps to follow, Excused Absences)……………………………………….…..12
Excused Absences, Student Attendance Record (Unexcused Absences, Tardies) Reporting Student Progress………………13
Promo. & Retention of Students, Student Records, Confidentiality of Student Records, Counseling Services, Spec. Ed…….14
Procedure for Receiving New Students, Field Trips, Out of Town Trips, Visitors…………………………….………………………….15
Dismissal from School, Metal Detectors, Grading & Assessment, Conduct Grades……………………………………………..……...16
Parent Contact Log, Homework, Lesson Plans/ Syllabus………………………………………….……………………………….…………17
Certification Maintenance, PTSA, Courtesy Club Fund, Parking, Phone Use, Records & Record Keeping,
Teacher’s Use of Technology, Teachers Who Build Strong Readers & Writers, Formal Evaluations, ……………………………..18
Certificate Changes, Certification Maintenance, PTSA, Courtesy Club Fund, Parking, Funds Use
Records & Record Keeping, Responsibility Outside the Classroom, Student Expectations………………………………………….19
Student Behavior …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….20
Disciple Plan, Rules, Procedures……………………………………………… …….………………………………………………...…….21-23
Classroom Management Ideas & Procedures, The First Day of School…………….……………………………...……………….....25-26
Syllabus, Grade Level/Team Meetings, Testing, Hall Passes, School Compact, Star Assessment/ Ed Plan ………………..…….27
Sports & Club Sponsors, Textbooks, MCS Board Policies, Emergency Procedures…………………………………………………….28
Crisis Intervention Plan…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..29-30
Prohibitions Against Sexual Harassment…………………………………………………………………………………………...……31
TEM Explanation & Lesson Plan Information ………………………………………………………………………………………..32-33
PLC Meeting Record (Sample) ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..34
Madeline Hunter Template ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………35-36
Syllabus Template ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………37-38-39
Grade & Conduct Notification Form ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….40
CMS Wednesday Detention Duty Roster…………………………………………………………………………………………………..41
CMS Duty Roster……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….43
CMS Team Roster………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………42
CMS Email Addresses…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 45-46
CMS Detention Protocol……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….46
Administrative Team Areas of Responsibility (POW)….…………………………………………………………………………….47-48
CMS Metal Detection/Drills Schedule………………………………………………………………………………………………………..49
Memphis City Schools will be an internationally competitive urban school system that produces well-rounded, high achieving
Academic Achievement: Number 1
1. STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT:
Accelerate the academic performance of all students
Establish a holistic accountability system that evaluates the academic, operations and fiscal performance of the
3. PARENT AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:
Build and strengthen family and community partnerships to support the academic and character development of
4. HEALTHY YOUTH DEVELOPMENT:
Create a schools community that listens to student input, promote student leadership and healthy youth
Maintain a positive, safe and respectful environment for all students and staff
Create a school community that is sensitive and responsive to the need of an increasingly diverse population
MCS Core Beliefs
1. We BELIEVE the overall achievement level of our students must be improved, and the achievements gaps must
2. We BELIEVE safe and effective learning environments have a positive impact on the lives of students and staff.
3. We BELIEVE public education will only survive with public support and that our goal for Memphis City Schools to
become a high-achieving organization will require community commitment to investment of financial resources,
expertise and volunteerism.
4. We BELIEVE parents and others caregivers are vital to educational success.
5. We BELIEVE the Memphis City Schools, Board of Commissioners, students, educators, staff and
families/caregivers must work as a team to improve student achievement.
6. We BELIEVE that social and emotional development, good nutrition and increased physical activity are essential
for student success.
7. We BELIEVE that 21st century success involves proficient use of a wide array of technology to access information
and solve problems.
8. We BELIEVE diversity must be embraced and respected.
9. We BELIEVE that a quality education includes the arts, international languages, and cultures, career and
technical programs and community services.
The mission of Colonial Middle School is to create high levels of learning as the norm at each grade level through a creative
and performing arts curriculum, which emphasizes good citizenship, collaboration, and results in a safe learning community.
Colonial Middle School provides an environment of cultural and creative diversity. All students, as lifelong learners, are
challenged to develop the skills necessary to reach higher academic levels and to become productive citizens.
Colonial Middle School believes in a collaborative decision-making process seeking input from all stakeholders in order to
create “Student Success”. To achieve our mission and implement the district policies, we believe:
1. All students can learn and will achieve academic success with highly qualified, educated, and caring educators
2. Instructional planning must be data driven, realistic, aligned with the district and state standards, and continuously
evaluated to ensure student learning and achievement.
3. Instructional strategies must be researched-based and varied to meet the diverse needs of all learners.
4. Instructional time must be maximized to produce high-quality student work and promote student-centered
5. Assessment and evaluation techniques must be varied, research-based, and continually evaluated to support
instructional modifications and promote individual student progress.
6. Character education programs should involve all stakeholders and be student-centered, promote academic
achievement, and foster positive social interactions.
7. Effective decision-making and community collaboration are integral components of a successful school.
8. Effective communication for policy implementation is essential in keeping all stakeholders informed of school
and/or district expectations, fostering a positive, physically safe, and respectful school climate/culture.
9. Technology integration at all grade levels and in all subject areas must address district and state standards/goals,
which will lead to increased student achievement.
10. Student involvement and participation in the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) curriculum fosters student goal
setting, teamwork, and high expectations, while preparing students for local, national, and international
11. Student involvement and participation in athletics enhances their overall social interaction skills, develops their
physical fitness regime, promotes sportsmanship, fosters a “team atmosphere,” and involves students in various
Breakthrough Leadership. Breakthrough Results.
Each teacher must sign in and be at his/her classroom door by 7:15 a.m. to supervise students in the halls and students
entering the classrooms. Homeroom is from 7:15 a.m. – 7:40 a.m. Greeting students is an essential part of getting the day off to
the right start. Each teacher is required to stand in the doorway and/or greet students from 7:15 a.m. until 7:25 a.m. daily.
Please do not sign any other teacher in for the day. If you know you are going to be late, please call the school office. Any
teacher not reporting for work by 7:30 a.m. will be coded (12), if the office has not been notified of the expected tardiness. When
teachers are late and have not informed the office before 7:15 a.m., on the first offense you will be given a verbal warning, second
offense you will be given a written reprimand, and on the third offense you will be referred to Human Resources. Excessive calls
about tardies will be handled on an individual basis! The school day ends at 2:30 p.m. When teachers need to leave before 2:30
p.m., they must submit a written request to the principal. When teachers leave before 2:30 p.m., they must sign out. When
absent from work, a report of absence form must be filed the next day with the financial secretary.
Accurate information on all staff is essential. Every person employed at Colonial Middle must keep current personal
information on file in the main office at all times. Please complete the faculty information sheet and turn it in to the financial
secretary. Please notify an administrator or financial secretary throughout the school year of any changes.
There is no smoking in the building or on school grounds at any time. PLEASE do not light up in your cars until you are well off the
An excellent substitute teacher is never as effective as the regular teacher; therefore, the ideal situation would be for all teachers
to be at school everyday. We urge you to schedule all appointments outside the school day whenever possible. We know;
however, that emergencies arise and that there are times when a substitute is necessary. We want teachers to feel comfortable in
taking a sick day or personal day when it is needed.
All absences, full or any part of the day, must be reported to webcenter.mcsk12.net. Please make the office aware of all absences
as soon as possible, so we can make sure your class is covered during your absence. If you know you are going to be out more
than one day, call in the full absence. Anyone who misses more than 15 consecutive days of school must secure a leave of
absence through the division of personnel services. After 10 absences, a doctor excuse will be required. See the financial
secretary for a current list of substitutes who are willing to come to Colonial. Moreover, please notify Mr. Pettigrew (Personal cell
486-6179, Home 386-9898, Work cell 289-2166, and Direct line 416-1170) and/or the appropriate grade administrator anytime you
are going to be absent –Ms. Hicks-6th grade, Mr. Dixon- 8th grade, Mrs. Rice- 7th grade. If you fail to follow the aforementioned
procedures, your absence(s) will be coded (12) for payroll purposes. All teachers must secure their own substitutes. Please do not
ask the office staff to secure a substitute for you.
Support teachers should secure a substitute when absent.
Personal Leave should be pre-approved by the principal before the absence.
Each teacher should complete an Emergency Lesson Plan Folder. We realize that emergencies happen. Electronic plans
should be posted by 7:15 a.m. on Monday each week; however, sometimes life happens, and you aren’t able to get the
plans into the office prior to the unexpected absence. On occasions such as this we will give the substitute your Emergency
Lesson Plan Folder.
Folders should be prepared with at least five (5) days of plans (you may choose to include more days of work).
The following components should make up the folder: 1) seating chart, 2) a schedule which includes lunch,
restroom breaks, support classes, etc., 3) activities for the day /plans; books/ pages, activity sheet/workbook, etc.,
4) dismissal-who leaves, and 5) classroom procedures/rules (ex. – how and when do they go to restroom, go to
the office, go to support classes, etc.)
The folder for this school year should be turned in to Mrs. Rice by Friday, August 24. She will file the folders after she has
reviewed them. Mrs. Rice will return the folder to you for completion if any of the components are missing, or if components
When and if you are absent, and/or the substitute teacher is unable to decipher or find your plans, then Day 1 from your
emergency sub folder will be used. When you return, you will be asked to replace the material within 3 days and return the
folder to Mrs. Rice.
If you are out for more than five (5) days, it is your responsibility to send more assignments for your class.
Please reserve Wednesday afternoons from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. for faculty meetings. Faculty meetings will be held weekly. All
faculty members are to be present and on time. The first Wednesday faculty meeting is for all faculty members. The second
Wednesday meeting will be team meetings. The third Wednesday meeting will be for vertical team meetings. Finally, the fourth
Wednesday faculty meeting is for all faculty members. Please make arrangements to attend. The majority of faculty meetings will
be professional growth activities. If you cannot attend a faculty meeting, give your reason in writing to Mr. Pettigrew.
In an effort to provide students with high-quality, engaging lessons, all teachers are expected to participate in various professional
development activities. All teachers wanting to attend professional conferences must submit the necessary paperwork/requests to
Mr. Pettigrew as soon as possible.
Professional Conduct and Responsibility
Teachers must be aware of and avoid situations that may put them in positions of risk or liability. Statistics show that 90% of
classroom safety/negligence/liability problems occur when the teacher is out of the classroom. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR ROOM
WHEN THE STUDENTS ARE PRESENT FOR ANY REASON. If an emergency should arise that requires you to leave the room,
you must ask a colleague to stand in the hall and watch both classes until you return. Never leave a student in charge of your
classroom when you are out. Any teacher who chooses to leave his/her class unattended will be subject to disciplinary actions.
You should not leave your room to bring a discipline issue to the office. Send the referral form by another student to pupil
services and a member of the administrative team will address the situation. If it is necessary for you to leave campus, you need
to get permission from Mr. Pettigrew. A sign-out sheet will be available in the main office.
All teachers should dress professionally at school and at all school-related activities. Please do not wear jeans except on
designated days. Out of uniform days for students must be approved by Mr. Pettigrew. On out of uniform days, teachers may
MCS name badges must be worn at all times by all Colonial faculty & staff members. This is a board policy. Outside doors will be
kept locked at all times during the day. Teachers can scan in by using ID badges. Additionally, all visitors must receive a visitor’s
badge from the main office. If you see anyone in the building without a visitor’s badge, please ask him/ her to report to the main
office. If your MCS badge is lost or stolen, you must visit MCS’s security office to secure a new badge.
Safety, Discretion, and Liability
1. The first and most important concern must be the student’s safety and well-being. We do the right thing because it is the
right thing, not because we want to avoid a lawsuit.
2. Ninety percent of all classroom safety/negligence/liability problems occur when the teacher is out of the room. Do not leave
your room when students are present. Never leave even one student in the room alone.
Never refer students to the office if the incident occurred while you were out of the room. First offense will result in a verbal
warning, second offense will result in a written/ oral reprimand, and third offense will result in a referral to Human
Resources for disciplinary action.
3. Any physical injury requires that you file an injury report immediately with the financial secretary. Do not wait until the next
If a media person asks you or one of your students’ questions, please refer them to Mr. Pettigrew, Mr. Dixon, or Ms. Hicks.
You are responsible for maintaining your number of copies. All copies made on your number are your responsibility. If you exceed
your copy limit, you need to look at the instructional value of the materials you are copying. Paper will be purchased out of
instructional funds (pooled money) and the financial secretary will maintain the copier.
Please see the financial secretary concerning money for instructional supplies. All purchases must be approved by the principal. .
In the past, teachers pooled money to be used to help pay for printing expenses and paper. The financial secretary will clarify that
process. All instructional monies must be spent by March 15th. Every teacher is to keep an accurate account of instructional
money. All materials purchased with instructional funds are SCHOOL PROPERTY.
Colonial Middle School is committed to supplying a wide variety of classroom materials to assist teachers in implementing
curriculum. You have not because you ask not. Teachers should organize materials and develop a system to frequently inventory
them, safeguarding their use and care. Calculators and computers should be closely inventoried and monitored at all times.
The Media Center Specialist(s) will help you with materials and equipment when students are not under their supervision. Make
arrangements in advance for use of equipment. All materials checked out by employees through the media center must be
returned. If media center items are lost or damaged, they must be replaced at the employee’s expense.
Mobile Computer Lab
Any teacher at Colonial may make arrangements to use the mobile lab after they have completed a course about proper use.
When you check out the mobile lab, it is your responsibility to make sure it is returned unharmed and complete. The technology
coordinator will schedule the use of the mobile lab and provide training sessions on how to effectively utilize it.
Showing movies requires administrative approval, and should be done judiciously and sparingly. Do not show a movie
merely to entertain, to fill up time, or to give a break when everyone is tired. Any movie you use should be pertinent to
the subject material of your class. To be effective, a movie should be used in conjunction with a class discussion or perhaps
study questions and it should be included in your lesson plan. Do not allow students to talk, sleep, or do homework during a
movie. If a movie is not important enough for students to watch, do not show it. It should go without saying that a movie with adult
language and/or other questionable matter is out of place in the classroom.
Each teacher is provided with a mailbox in the main office. Any mail that comes to the school for you, as well as faculty memos
and announcements, will be placed there. You should check your mailbox at least twice every day. It is strongly recommended
that you check your mailbox each morning and clean it out every afternoon. Never send students to your mailbox, nor should you
ask office staff to send the contents of your box with a student. You should be the only person to check your mailbox because
confidential papers are put there frequently. You must get administrative approval before placing items in the mailboxes of other
Each teacher is provided with an email address. Faculty memos and announcements will be sent electronically as needed.
Please check your email at least twice every day (each morning and each afternoon).
Your classroom should always remain neat, clean, and orderly. Moreover, it should be student centered, with quality student
work on display. Keep commercial material to a minimum. Bulletin boards should be a contributing part of the learning
atmosphere. One of them should serve as a word wall; another should display student work; and the last one should be an
information board, including rules, procedures, the school mission/vision statements, and the district mission. This board should
also include the Safety Plan, the Evacuation Plan, and a copy of your syllabi. Take the last few minutes of each day to have
students clean their area of the classroom and make sure desks are straight and in order. Make sure desks are not backed up
against the walls. If you find a need to store materials that can be seen, you must be creative in how you store them. If you did
not use items during the last school year, you should pack them and take them home.
Wall Displays (Student Work)
All teachers must display student work. Your displays should reflect quality student work.
All teachers are responsible for keeping current unit related quality work on display. The administrative team will review wall
displays. The work of every student should be posted at least one time during the year. When displaying student work, you must
post a rubric and a standard with the work. Only post quality work (no ditto sheets).
All Displays should:
State a clear project description
State related SPI
State a reason for the project
State how the quality of a project will be determined (Ex: rubric)
Never contain scores or comments
Always mounted on construction paper
Always student work
Never commercially produced materials (No ditto sheets)
Always reflect the students’ best efforts.
Remember Quality work refers to the QUALITY OF ASSIGNMENTS and the quality of the student work.
White Board Protocol
To insure consistency and provide structure, teachers are to post the following on the extreme left side of the white board, in this
exact order: Bellwork, Lesson Title, SPI, Lesson Objective, Current Assignment, Literacy & Numeracy Connection, and
Homework. To the extreme right side of the white board, in this exact order: Date, Teacher Name, Phone Number, E-Mail, Prep
Hour, and After School Hours.
Teacher Work Room
This area is for all teachers. Please be considerate and make sure to clean up after yourselves. If any equipment malfunctions,
please notify Ms. Harris immediately. Unless it is very minor, do not try to fix it yourself. Students are, absolutely, not allowed
in the workroom. Do not send students to the workroom to get something for you.
Parent Communication Folders
Each team will send home newsletters and/or other school information in the communication folder every Wednesday. Parents
must sign and return folders to school each week by Friday. If the folder is not returned to school on Friday, the teacher must call
and speak with the parent about the contents of the folder. Students who don’t return communication folders may be assigned to
detention. Teacher newsletters should contain current items of study, homework for the designated period of time, test dates,
study materials, thank you notes/letters to parents, awards, and classroom needs. Be sure to proof written correspondence. It is
always a good idea to have another teacher proof any notes that are sent home. Please be aware of your verbal communication
with students and parents. We should model qualities of a good speaker. Every teacher will be responsible for ensuring that all
students bring an agenda book to class each day. Please allow time at the end of class for students to write down homework
The office will send home a monthly newsletter and calendar on the last Wednesday of each month. All events must be placed on
this calendar. Team Leaders are responsible for reporting all grade level events including field trips to the principal/ assistant
principal(s). Support teachers are responsible for reporting information related to their classes. All teachers are to report special
classroom events. All field activities must be approved by the principal and planned a month in advance prior to being written on
Please report all items that need repair to the building engineer. Request for technology repairs should be reported to Ms.
Venckus or Ms. Broughton.
The custodial staff consists of one Supervising Building Engineer, whose hours are Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m.
to 3:00 p.m. In addition there is an Assistant Supervising Building Engineer, whose hours are Monday through Friday from
2:30 PM to 11:00 PM. In addition to our building engineers, we have 2 daytime custodial workers (7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
and 4 evening custodial workers (2:30 p.m. – 11:00 pm).
In order to keep interruptions to minimum, announcements will be made during homeroom, during lunch, and during the last
period of the day. If you have information that needs to be announced, please submit this information via the announcement form.
Announcements should be submitted at least one hour before announcements are made. Morning announcements will need to be
submitted the afternoon before the announcements are to be made.
Remember workbooks should be used for review and reinforcement. Workbook pages should never be hung for display in your
The principal must approve all requisitions for supplies. Packing slips and invoices should be checked by the teacher, signed, and
returned to the main office/ financial secretary for payment. All requisitions are subtracted from your instructional account. ALL
requests to spend school or activities funds must be approved by the principal.
Colonial Middle will now accept CASH ONLY for all fees and activities. It is imperative that regular accounting procedures be
followed explicitly. Accounting is one of the most difficult tasks in a school as active as Colonial. We have an outstanding
financial secretary that keeps us out of the news. Money for expenditures must be available prior to approval for that expenditure
All money collected from students must be receipted in the teacher receipt book or listed on a receipt sheet. Receipt sheets and
envelopes will be provided for selected activities. Blue money pouches are provided to each teacher.
Receipt books and money must be received in the Finance Office, the same day it is collected, by 9:30 AM. This deadline allows
our financial secretary the time to count and deposit all money properly while handling all other financial duties such as check
writing and payroll. This is a firm deadline. Teachers will be responsible for securing receipt books with money in them after
9:30 AM. Do not leave your receipt book and/or money unattended at any time. You are responsible for the money collected and
missing from your pouch.
Students are never to be in possession of the blue pouches, envelopes holding money, or money that has been turned into the
teacher for any reason. Students must be supervised by a teacher when using a cash box for concession or ticket sales.
All receipts should be written in duplicate and in numerical order. Give the white copy to the student. All money will be counted
and a numbered, computer generated receipt will be attached to your last entry and placed in your mailbox. Do not under any
circumstances pre-date receipts. If you make a mistake in the receipt book, please bring it to the attention of the financial
secretary immediately. Always void the white copy and staple it into the receipt book over the corresponding duplicate.
Fill out an accounting withdrawal slip if a student is entitled to a refund. These can be obtained from the Financial Secretary. A
refund check will be issued to the student’s guardian/parent as soon as practically possible.
When ordering materials and supplies, a GREEN school activity accounting requisition form (see appendix) must be completed
and submitted to the principal for approval. Do not order anything without having an approved green form. If you do, it will be
your responsibility to pay for the item. After approval, it will be submitted to the Financial Secretary who will submit it to the vendor.
If you are ordering any items that exceed $100 you must obtain 3 bids from 3 separate vendors in order for the form to be
considered complete. If the item is from a “single” source, a written statement on the vendor’s letterhead must accompany the
green school activity accounting requisition. If ordering items to be resold for fundraising, the sales tax must be included in the
purchase price and the selling price. Please turn invoices in immediately in order for vendors to be paid.
MCS now has official vendors that are listed in our accounting system. We can only write checks to approved vendors, so check
with the list before you go shopping. Please see the Financial Secretary for approved vendors.
If you intend to purchase an item personally and wish to be reimbursed for the purchase, please get approval from the Financial
Secretary first. If approved, note this on the green requisition form. After making the purchase, please submit the receipt to the
Financial Secretary for reimbursement. Please note the sales tax will not be reimbursed, so it would be wise to obtain a tax-
exempt form from the Financial Secretary prior to making the purchase. All items purchased, for which a reimbursement is made,
become the property of the school.
If the purchase is going to be charged to the school, the Financial Secretary will provide you with a purchase order after the
approval process is complete. The purchase order is only good for the item(s) listed on that specific PO. There are no ‘Open
Ended’ Purchase Orders. A new PO is issued for each separate order. You may then go ahead and order the items from the
vendor using the PO number that appears in the upper right hand corner of the PO.
Check with the financial secretary concerning money for instructional materials. The administration will consider all requests
beyond a teacher’s budget. If we can find a way to pay for it, we will.
Please check prices carefully and engage in the process of comparison-shopping.
Check Requests: Please allow 72 hours (3 days) for all check requests to be processed. Thank you in advance for your
cooperation and understanding.
Student Attendance Record
**Please encourage students to attend school daily. Funds are based on Average Daily Attendance. Do not tell students to
stay at home when school is open. All teachers are responsible for taking daily attendance within the first ten(10) minutes of
each period. Absentee information, including the absentee form, doctors’ notes, and any written notes from parents, must
be submitted to the office (Ms. Bradshaw) by 8:00 a.m. This is IMPERATIVE!
Tennessee State law requires that all students between the ages of six (6) and seventeen (17) attend school. Regular and
punctual attendance is imperative if students are to achieve their maximum potential. Higher academic achievement occurs when
students attend classes regularly.
Pupil absences shall be excused for the following reasons only:
Death or serious illness in the immediate family
Validated court appearance of the pupil
Recognized religious holiday /event
Any other unusual cause acceptable to the principal including school sponsored activities.
Regular and punctual attendance is the responsibility of students and their parents. Accurate recording of attendance is
the responsibility of the office staff and teachers. School Board Policy now requires that a meeting be held if excessive
absences are occurring. It also indicates the consequences for unexcused tardies. Consequences range from a Pending
Home Suspension to a Board Suspension. . Students cannot learn if they do not attend school. If you (teacher) are absent,
it is your responsibility to enter student attendance upon your return.
STEPS FOR THE STUDENT TO FOLLOW WHEN ABSENT
1. Parent or guardian must write an excuse indicating the date, days of absence, reason for absence, and include his or
2. Submit the excuse to the homeroom teacher.
3. Ask for make-up assignments. Assignments that are not made up could be reflected in academic grades.
Students shall be permitted the opportunity to make up all work and tests missed as a result of an absence. Work and tests
must be made up by the end of the following reporting period. If a pupil fails to make up the work and tests, their
deficiencies shall be averaged with the other grades.
Unexcused absences will be treated as truancy. Parents and students are responsible for ensuring that the student attends
school/class one hundred eighty (180) days each school year and is on time. The Memphis City Schools enacted a new
attendance policy that went into effect on March 1, 2000. A student who accumulates 5 days of unexcused absences will
be issued a home suspension, after 10 days a Board Suspension will be issued, and after 15 days of unexcused absences
another Board Suspension will be issued. If the parent or guardian fails to comply within three (3) days, The
Superintendent’s Designee will report the unlawful attendance to the appropriate judicial authorities.
Students reporting to homeroom after 7:30 a.m. are marked tardy for homeroom. Any student reporting to school after 7:45
a.m. must report to the check-in area. After three tardies the student will be given detention. Continued tardies will result in
a parent conference and/or suspension. A student who is absent from school or class without permission will be considered
truant and will be subject to disciplinary actions. Each teacher will maintain a spiral notebook, documenting student tardies
each period of the day.
Reporting Student Progress
Teachers will formally report student progress to parents at the midpoint and end of each nine-week period via progress
reports, deficiency notices, and report cards. Ed Plan, and Behavior Plus are two tools used to document student progress,
and are monitored by school counselors. All signed progress reports and report cards should be kept on file with the
classroom teacher. Power Teacher should be updated by the end of the day on Friday.
Progress reports are sent to parents at the mid-point of each nine-week period. Progress Reports will be done through
Chancery just as report cards are. Teachers will input grade averages for the progress report. Parents are required to sign
the report and return it to the school. If no response is received from the parent within three days of the report going home,
then the homeroom teacher is responsible for contacting the parent.
Teachers may not give a failing grade without having made at least 2 phone contacts and issuing a deficiency
notice to the parent. Teachers may not give a C or below for optional students without having made at least 2 phone
contacts and issuing a progress report to the parent. The process must be repeated each nine weeks. Nothing on a report
card should be a shock to parents. Each teacher will keep a record of all students who are having difficulty and the parent
contact made to correct deficiency on the Parent Contact Logs. All comments that are sent home to parents should be
phrased in a positive manner to foster the support of parents and students.
Report cards will be issued at the end of each nine-week period. Report Cards must be signed by parents and returned to
the homeroom teacher. If no response is received from the parent within three days of the report card going home, then the
homeroom teacher is responsible for contacting the parent. If the report card has been lost, then a new one must be
provided and parents should report to the school to review it and sign.
Student progress should be reported and updated weekly through Power Teacher. Parent-Teacher Conferences may be
held at any time at either the teacher’s or the parent’s request. They may be conducted in person, or by telephone. The
professional school counselors will be happy to assist in arranging parent-teacher conferences. Every effort should be made
to make parents feel welcomed at the school. A record must be kept of parent-teacher conferences and decisions that are
made in the conferences. Conference report forms should be kept on file and may be requested at any time.
PROMOTION AND RETENTION OF STUDENTS
To be considered for promotion to the next grade, students must demonstrate a minimum level of achievement as
determined by teacher-administered assessments of classroom performance with a D (70%) or better average in the
Additionally, students in grade 8 must complete a capstone experience to be considered for promotion.
Effective beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, student scores on the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment
Program’s achievement tests for grades three through eight (3-8) shall comprise 15% of the student’s final grade
for the spring semester in the subject areas of mathematics, reading/language arts, science and social studies.
Parents may file a request to view records at any time. Please make certain all of your records are accurate. All records
and other official paperwork should be done in black ink. All teachers are responsible for updating the permanent records,
ensuring the records contain all appropriate information. All information in student records is confidential. Teachers must
sign records out if they are leaving the main office to view them. Records may never be taken off campus. Students must
never handle records. Teachers must deal with record keeping in a very responsible manner.
Confidentiality of Student Records
All information in the student record is private and should only be viewed by the classroom teacher. Teacher assistants
should not handle student records. Information in student records should never be discussed where others might hear.
Student records are never to leave the school, nor should records be kept in the classroom..
The guidance counselors do an outstanding job of providing counseling services for our students. The services available
include but are not limited to:
1. Individual and group counseling for students/parents
2. Liaison with Student Services and screening of referrals
3. Organization of the Peer Assistance Program/ Peer Mediation
4. Coordination of the honors program for each grade level each grading period
If you have a student referral for counselor, please submit a guidance referral form to appropriate grade level
counselor. Please do not send students to the counselors’ offices without contacting the counselor first.
The Student Support Team (SST) is responsible for addressing the needs of all students, especially those who experience
academic difficulties in the regular classroom. The SST members include instructional facilitator, school counselor, special
education chairperson, speech therapist, one representative from each grade level and one additional support staff member (Orff
music teacher, P.E. teacher, foreign language, etc.) The student academic support team and student referral process is under the
responsibility of the special education chairperson, while the school counselor serves as co-chairperson. The School Psychologist
is also in regular attendance at the SST meetings. Regular Education Teachers are encouraged to observe the student for a
minimum of at least one grading period. During this critical period, classroom observations, work samples, and classroom
interventions are taking place. Parents are also informed of the academic problems. Under extreme circumstances, regular
education teachers are advised to contact the special education chairperson immediately.
The following steps are closely adhered to:
1. Student is referred to SST as possibly needing special education services. Teachers submit findings (observation,
anecdotal records, work samples, etc)
2. Parents are invited to SST meeting to be further informed of the academic problems that are being experienced by
3. Parents sign permission to screen.
4. School counselor conducts preliminary screening.
5. Parent attends 2nd meeting. Results of screening are shared with the SST team. Team confers and decides if there is a
need for further testing.
6. If yes, parent signs permission to evaluation form. A comprehensive psychological is conducted. The school
psychologist and other members of the Mental Health Team are responsible for the evaluation.
If no, student will return to Regular Education class with no special education services. Students will remain under close
guidance by the SST team.
7. One comprehensive psychological is completed; an eligibility meeting (E-Team) meeting is scheduled. Team members
will decide based on information obtained with the psychological, whether or not the student has a disability, and, if the
disability warrants a need for special education services.
8. If the student has a disability, an IEP will be developed and the student will be educated in his Least Restricted
If you teach a student with an IEP, it is your responsibility to read and follow the IEP accommodations. You should
read the IEP the first week of school and sign that you have reviewed the IEP. IEPs are located in room A132.
Procedure for receiving new students:
The office will try to always assign students to the teacher whose student enrollment numbers are lowest.
Field trips are planned experiences that provide students with insight, information, and knowledge that constitute an
extension of the regular classroom instruction. Each field trip shall be supervised by school personnel at a minimum of one
adult for every twenty students, so that good discipline is maintained. There are cases where the classroom teacher may
advise greater supervision. Signed parental permission forms with emergency contact names and numbers must be
obtained for each student.
Everyone must take part in grade level field trips. Field trips should relate to the instructional program of a given grade level.
Field trips should be offered to all students of the same grade level. All classes are limited to two field trips each semester.
When you plan a field trip, please adhere to the following:
1. Give field trip request form, parental permission slips, and other pertinent documents to the principal for approval
prior to disseminating the information to parents.
2. Once trip is approved by the principal make the necessary arrangements with the place to be visited. Make sure
to determine the price per pupil.
3. Arrange for transportation with a MCS Board approved vendor. Also make sure to determine the price per pupil.
Complete a Field Trip Information Sheet and turn it in to the financial secretary.
4. Get permission slips signed and in your possession for each student.
5. No student will go on a trip with verbal permission, the day of the trip. (No money will be received the day of the
6. Collect all monies and send to the office daily. It is a good idea to only collect money from students who have
turned in a permission slip.
7. Notify cafeteria manager 10 days in advance of lunch plans.
8. Make sure in the note to parents to include a statement that refunds can not be made from bus money and/or
entrance fee should seating be reserved.
9. A check should be received from the financial secretary at least one day before the trip. The money collected
should be equal to or greater than the amount of the check. If enough money is not collected to cover the trip
and the bus expense, NO CHECK will be issued.
10. If you do not receive a check at least 1 day before you trip, you are taking a chance of not getting a check if the
check signer is absent.
Out of Town Trips
Refer to the MCS policy for out of town trips /foreign travel.
Parents and other visitors are welcome to visit our school. All visitors must report to the office. Visitors must wear a
visitor’s badge or nametag issued by the main office. Visits to individual classrooms during instructional time are permitted
only with approval of the principal and teacher. Such visits are not permitted if their duration or frequency interferes with
the delivery of instruction or disrupts the normal school environment. Visits should be prearranged with the teacher.
Parents and parent designees, who come to school to sign students out and remove them from school, must report to the
main office. Students will not be released to parents from the classroom, only from the main office. Parent conferences
should be scheduled in advance and held at convenient times. Only the student of whose parent(s) you are
meeting with should be discussed during parent conferences. Volunteer forms must be completed and approved
for parents and other visitors wishing to volunteer at the school.
Dismissal from School
Each teacher will walk students to a designated area outside of the building and remain with the students until 2:30 p.m. Students
staying for aftercare and after school activities will be dismissed to the cafeteria prior to dismissal. Only the office can dismiss
students from school. This policy MUST be strictly enforced. No release of a student to any person should be granted until the
request is checked for validity and approval comes from the office.
Colonial Middle School will run metal detectors a minimum of 11 times during the year. All staff will be assigned specific duties
during these times. It is expected that all staff will be in their assigned positions by 7:10 a.m. whenever detectors are in use. On
these occasions all students must enter the campus through the main building at the front entrance. Students wishing to go to
breakfast will pass through the front entrance first. Students must remain in homeroom until all students have completed the metal
Grading and Assessment
Each student should have a portfolio of his graded work in the classroom at all times. This can be merely a folder
with all current graded papers and projects. Each teacher should have material easily available to show where and how
grades are calculated. It is important that you have several grades each nine weeks to give each student as many
opportunities as possible to show what he/she has learned. A minimum of 12 grades should be taken for all classes. Work
that is recorded in your grade book should be kept on file for documentation purposes. The administration will not back you
on a grade without proper documentation. Grades should be based on a variety of different assessments. It is the teacher’s
responsibility to find a way to make each student successful. All students, regardless of their ability, should have success
during the school day. Each student should be given the majority of their work on their performance level. A student cannot
be given a D or an F unless the parent has been contacted at least three times. That contact must be documented on the
parent contact log and on the Grade/Conduct Notification Form. Any grade average below a 63/F at the end of the grading
period must be discussed with Mr. Pettigrew. *All Grades must reflect MCS grade standards. A copy of
your grades must be submitted by-weekly to the administration.
CRITERIA FOR GRADING
The assessment of student academic achievement to determine a grade must be documented. The grading criteria shall
include documentation of all of the following:
•20% Class Participation (does not refer to student conduct)
•20% Class-work/Daily work ( includes projects, reports, presentations, practice assignments)
•50% Assessments - Assessments can include:
- Test scores - Quizzes
- Portfolios of student work
- Interdisciplinary Projects
A = 100 – 93 Excellent
B = 92 – 85 Good
C = 84 – 75 Satisfactory
D = 74 – 70 Poor but passing- interventions required
F = below 70 Failure to meet expectations, interventions required
*Lowest score recorded 63
If a student has scored below a 75 and the parent, grade appropriate counselor, and/or Mrs. Williams (CAPA) has
not been notified, appropriate actions will be taken.
Each teacher will keep a discipline folder, which follows the School’s Discipline Plan. Each grade level will use a set system for
conduct grades. No “N” or “U” can be given in conduct if there has been no parent contact. There should be consistency in how
conduct grades are given. This should not just be based on the teacher’s feeling when it is time to give grades. Please refer to
the grading rubric to determine the conduct grades. E = 1 S= 2 N= 3 U= 4
If a student has an N or U in conduct and the parent, grade appropriate administrator, and/or Mrs. Williams (CAPA)
has not been notified, appropriate actions will be taken.
E- Discussion – Call to Parent (Positive)
S- Warning – Call to Parent, Documented on (Notification Form to Administration)
S- Final Warning – Call to Parent, Documented #2 (Notification Form to Administration) and/or Team Conference (optional)
N- Disciplinary Referral/ Write up
U- Disciplinary Referral #2 / Write up #2
Parent Contact Log
A parent contact log protects you and the school from liability. *Document all conversations about student grades and
behavior. Students’ assignments and tests that have a major influence on the report card grade should be shared with the
parents on a regular basis.
Homework is defined as meaningful and quality work assignment to students that is intended to be completed during non-
instructional hours. Homework helps students to develop self-discipline and a feeling of self-satisfaction and
accomplishment. The total amount of homework assigned will depend upon the grade level of the student. The amount of
homework normally increases as the student progresses through school. During a typical week, the total time for
completion of homework assignments should not exceed: Grades 6-8: ninety (90) minutes. Homework does not have to be
a written assignment and does not have to be scored.
Lesson plans are due to grade level supervisor by 8:00 Monday mornings. Good planning encourages us to put our
teaching goals in writing. Writing fabulous lesson plans does not guarantee successful days. However, we cannot be
effective on an ongoing basis if we do not have a goal, a specific destination, and a time frame.
Remember it is the responsibility of the teacher to teach until all students have attained academic success. All teachers
must completely cover the MCS curriculum guides. In the event of your absence, planned activities should be specific
enough for another person (substitute) to read and execute. Planned activities are not set in stone and can be modified for
enrichment and/or remediation. As a professional, you certainly have the prerogative to deviate from your original plans.
Remember to plan for the entire day. Every minute needs to be used for work. It is always better to have too much material
planned. Weekly curriculum audits will be documented!
The Southeast Region of MCS has decided to use the Madeleine Hunter Model as a lesson design. Your copy of the
lesson plan, using this model, should be available for walkthrough inspection at any time. Information and a template can
be found at the back of this document.
Evaluate your weekly planned activities by answering the following questions:
1. Could a substitute or an administrator understand and follow your plans? If teachers’ guides are not on your desk,
have you indicated where they are? If worksheets are not with your plan book, have you indicated where they are?
2. Could an observing administrator identify the core unit of study?
3. Do your planned activities indicate that carefully sequenced lessons have been planned for?
4. Are you covering MCS curriculum and TCAP objectives only?
5. Is your pacing with the MCS curriculum guide?
6. Do your planned activities show reteaching strategies and grouping of students?
7. Do your planned activities show that you vary instructional strategies?
8. Do your planned activities show many hands-on activities for the students?
9. Do your planned activities show that you incorporate technology? (Classroom or Media Center)
10. Do your planned activities show all components of a balanced literacy program
Grades 6-8 all lessons must be based on a TCAP objective. The TCAP objective must be listed on the
Literacy must show all components of Balanced Literacy Program
List of reteaching strategies and grouping for non-mastery on TCAP objectives
Stanford Math and Reading Plus should be used as interventions
Teachers’ use of Technology
Teachers will communicate daily through email, utilize the electronic grade book (Power Teacher), use Power Point as
a teaching tool, and use internet sites to reinforce concepts.
Teachers Who Build Strong Readers and Writers
Set high but realistic expectations-and consistently encourage students to try more challenging tasks. Teachers
monitor student use of skills, provide prompts, and offer much “scaffolding” during reading and writing activities.
Emphasize reading, writing, and literature, through teacher reading, author studies, book discussions, and
accessible classroom collections.
Make the classroom a positive, reinforcing, cooperative environment. Teachers encourage cooperation among
students and build it into daily activities. They model positive talk and reinforce positive behavior.
Provide long, uninterrupted periods for successful reading and writing experiences. Students read and write every
Make strong connections across the curriculum. Teachers integrate reading and writing, provide seamless
instruction, and employ literacy strategies to help students gain content knowledge.
Teach literacy skills explicitly, in context. Reading and writing tasks provide contexts, explicit teaching, and
frequent practice opportunities for students.
Foster student self-regulation. Teachers explicitly encourage students to self –monitor use of time, organization,
and work habits.
Demonstrate excellent classroom management skills. Their instructional planning is evident, they make rules and
expectations clear, meaningfully engage assistants, and give students plenty of academically manageable tasks.
All formal observations will follow the district guidelines. Tenured teachers will be evaluated a minimum of 4 times; non-
tenured teachers will be evaluated a minimum of 6 times. The process will be scheduled and completed electronically.
It is the teacher’s responsibility to see that changes on the teaching certificate are made by the State Department to reflect
increased training or extended expiration date. Any teacher who is expecting a salary increase due to additional training
should contact Human Resources immediately.
Each teacher MUST have a current professional license on file. It is up to each individual to keep his/her professional
certificate current. When new certificates are issued, make copies of everything for Mr. Pettigrew and yourself. Send the
Superintendent’s copy to the Board of Education.
Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA)
All teachers are expected to attend PTSA meetings and other school sponsored programs. If for some reason you are
unable to attend, you should let the principal know in writing.
Courtesy Club Fund
You are strongly encouraged to join the Courtesy Club. The funds collected from club members will be used for gifts
towards, birthdays, baby showers, weddings, bereavement, etc. Dues are $25 per year and payable to Colonial Middle
Do not park in the main driveway, in the back, or in front of the building. Teachers may park in the designated parking area,
on the north side of the building. Please park carefully and be especially aware of students who are walking on the lot. The
staff is responsible for supervising student behavior on the parking lot.
Phones in the classroom are for communication with the office and parents only. Personal phone calls should not be made
when students are present. A communication log must be kept to document phone calls to parents. Students should not be
allowed to use the phone without your supervision. When necessary, a report can be generated by the phone system. Cell
phones should be kept on silent during school hours.
Records and Record Keeping
All records and other official paperwork should be completed in black ink. The cumulative records are kept in alphabetical
order in homeroom folders in the records office. These records are the property of the school and should remain in the
school at all times. At the end of the school day, all cumulative records should be in the locked file cabinet. Accuracy is a
must in recording information in cumulative records. Report card forms should be completed with extreme care to insure
accuracy. Students must never handle records. Teachers must deal with record keeping in a very responsible manner.
Responsibility Outside of the Classroom
All teachers are to help see that student order is maintained in all areas of our campus. Teachers are to correct all
students. Teachers are to use their classroom management plan in all areas of the school. Students will be fully
informed of the school rules and consequences by their teachers. Teachers will escort classes to the restroom,
cafeteria, to support classes, and at dismissal. Please teach and enforce the following building expectations to
1. Students will attend school daily and always be on time.
2. Students will bring books and school supplies to class each day
3. Students will refrain from bringing toys, large sums of money or other personal items, which could cause disruption in the
classroom. In the event a student brings something inappropriate to school, the teacher will hold the object until the parent
comes in to pick it up.
4. Students will maintain proper conduct at all times.
5. Students will not leave school at any time without permission from the office.
6. Students are not to bring candy, gum, potato chips, or other junk food unless they are a part of a regular sack lunch. All
food must be eaten or discarded before leaving the cafeteria.
7. Students reporting to 1st period after 7:30 a.m. will be marked tardy. Students will show school pride by obeying school rules
and respecting the rights and property of others
8. Students/parents will be responsible for restitution if they damage or destroy school property.
9. Students will refrain from aggressive behavior on school property.
STANDARDS OF CONDUCT
1. Students shall not use obscene and/or abusive language.
2. Students shall not participate in excessive talking and unnecessary noise in the classroom, the halls, or the cafeteria.
3. Students shall not play in the restrooms.
4. Students shall maintain proper conduct on field trips.
5. Students shall refrain from running in the halls.
6. Students shall refrain from fighting or other acts of violence directed toward other students.
7. Students shall refrain from all acts of thievery.
HALL EXPECTATIONS (Hall is a quiet zone)
1. Students will walk quietly and stay to the right side of the hall.
2. Students will stay with the staff escort unless they have a hall pass.
3. Students will keep hands and other objects to self.
4. Students will go directly to their destination. Loitering in the hallway is not permitted.
5. Classroom reward items (cookies, candy, etc.) are for use in the classroom only and should not be in the halls, cafeteria, or
Teachers are expected to escort students to lunch; in addition to being on time picking students up from lunch.
All students in the school share the cafeteria. It is to be kept clean and at a comfortable noise level. Students are expected to
obey the following rules:
1. Respect and obey the teacher assistants.
2. Enter quietly and orderly.
3. No talking in the lunch line.
4. Sit at assigned tables.
5. Engage in quiet conversations.
6. Remain seated unless special permission has been granted.
7. Practice good table manners. (Do not play with food)
8. Keep eating area clean.
9. Keep your hands, feet and other objects to yourself.
In the event a student does not obey the rules of the cafeteria they will be subject to the regular disciplinary actions.
The mission of Colonial Middle School is to provide each student with experiences, activities, and forms of instruction that
will cultivate and develop to the fullest possible extent the understanding, skills and habits of mind that are necessary to
contribute to and benefit from citizenship in our society. We must have an academic environment, which is safe, secure,
and conducive to learning. Good discipline is the foundation of a successful educational program. The Memphis City
School code of conduct handbook will be used in administering disciplinary actions.
The Board of Commissioners is responsible for using reasonable steps to promote a positive learning environment by ensuring
the protection of the rights of each student to benefit from their educational experiences. Non-academic suspensions will not be
cleared until 9:00 AM on the designated date. Suspensions that reflect class behavior will be cleared during the teacher’s planning
Disciplinary actions will be enforced against the following:
1. Using, possessing, distributing, purchasing or selling tobacco, alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, look- alike drugs or drug
paraphernalia. Students who are under the influence are not permitted to attend school or a school function and are treated
as though they had drugs or alcohol in their possession.
2. Using, possessing, distributing, purchasing or selling explosives, firearms (including look-alike), knives, regardless of
blade length, or any other object that can be considered a weapon.
3. Using or possessing electronic devices or cellular telecommunication devices. This includes cellular telephones,
electronic pagers, head cassettes, and look–alikes. Cell phones/electronic devices/confiscated items etc., will be held
for 72 hours. (No exceptions)
4. Using violence, force, coercion, threats, intimidation, fear, harassment, or other comparable conduct toward anyone
(including school personnel, students, or designated visitors) or urging other students to engage in such conduct.
5. Causing or attempting to cause damage to, stealing or attempting to steal school property or another person’s personal
6. Unexcused absenteeism.
7. Involvement in gangs or gang-related activities, including the display or possession of gang symbols or paraphernalia,
gang recruitment, or gang invitation.
8. Involvement in activities associated in secret societies, sororities, fraternities, or other clubs; by displaying related
symbols or paraphernalia; or participating in recruitment or invitation activities. No gangs, sororities, fraternities, or other
club T-shirts may be worn at any time.
9. Cursing or use of profane language directed toward other students or staff.
10. Fighting between students, gang fights, or fights in which one or more students’ assault another student(s).
11. Threatening or striking school personnel, designated visitors, or students.
12. Engaging in immoral, obscene, indecent and/or offensive behavior, language, gestures, pictures, writing, or
propositions. This includes inappropriate, public displays of affection such as kissing, or obscene touching.
13. Falsely activating the fire alarm, dialing 911, or making bomb threats.
14. Sexually harassing school personnel or other students.
15. Being insubordinate or disrespectful to school personnel, including cursing or using profane language.
16. Engaging in other behaviors that are inappropriate, detrimental, or which negatively impact others or the learning
environment. See number 12.
17. Non-approved sales of candy, chips, snacks, or any type of beverages.
18. Vandalism/graffiti, immoral, indecent and/or offensive material, behavior, language, gestures, pictures, writings, or
19. Gang-related activities are prohibited at schools and school sponsored events. Gang-related activities are activities
implying gang affiliation or membership. They include:
Gestures possessing or distributing gang information
Actions participating in gang recruitment or solicitation
Signals participating in gang initiation/hazing activities
Literature verbal or nonverbal communications
Clothing apparel or colors writings including graffiti
Manner of grooming gang-related threats, intimidation, and extortion
Signs coordinating and ordering gang-activities at school
Drawings gang fights
Jewelry and any other gang activity or acts that imply gang affiliation or membership
Middle and high school students shall be expelled for a period between 11 and 180 days.
Students could also receive
mandatory gang prevention counseling
School Entrance Procedures
1. At 7:00, only students going to breakfast may enter the building. All other students will enter at 7:15 to go to lockers.
2. Inside the building, the center stairway will be used by 7th and 8th grade students only, for walking up to their classrooms.
a. Eighth grade students use the right side of the stairway and veer to the left to go to classrooms.
b. Seventh grade students use the middle stairs and veer to the right to go to classrooms.
c. Sixth grade students remain on the first floor, and veer to the right to go to lockers and classrooms.
3. During dismissal from the cafeteria (breakfast), 7th and 8th grade students only will use the center stairway to go to classrooms.
4. Students must walk on the right side of the hallways and stairs. Students are expected to report directly to the classroom
without making any additional stops. There will be no students in teachers’ rooms prior to 7:15 AM.
1. Students will respect and obey all adults.
2. Students use the stairway on their hallway to go down to the first floor.
3. Students will enter the cafeteria silently, in an orderly manner, and remain quiet while in line.
4. Students will sit at assigned tables.
5. Students will keep eating area clean. (Do not play with food)
6. Students will keep hands, feet, and other objects to themselves.
7. Permission to talk will be granted by a cafeteria administrator when appropriate.
8. Disciplinary actions will be taken if rules are violated.
9. Students will be picked up on time by their teachers in a quiet and orderly manner.
10. 7th and 8th grade students, escorted by a teacher, will use the center stairway to go up and proceed to
1. Respect yourself, others, and school property.
2. Be responsible for your own behavior, learning, and relationships.
3. Be present, prompt, and prepared daily.
1. Students will be respectful of others.
2. Students will use inside voices.
3. Students will follow all classroom procedures.
4. Students will be issued a hall pass before entering the hall. (Students may not leave the classroom without hall
Hall and Stairwell Rules
1. Students will line up and walk on the right side of the halls and stairways.
2. Students will remain quiet in the halls and stairways.
3. Students will refrain from playing or running in the hallways and stairways.
4. Students will keep hands, feet, and objects to themselves.
5. Students must have a hall pass while in the hall during instructional time, and must go directly to their destination.
6. During the day, students will not use the end stairways unless accompanied by a teacher.
7. Students will adhere to team locker times.
1. Students will remain quiet in the restroom.
2. Students will keep all materials away from the restroom.
3. Students will keep the restroom clean.
4. Students will refrain from horseplay.
1. Students will arrive at the bus stop before the bus arrives.
2. Students will wait in an orderly line and avoid horseplay.
3. Students will go directly to an available or assigned seat when entering the bus.
4. Students will remain seated and keep aisles and exits clear.
5. Students will obey the driver promptly and respectfully.
6. Students will refrain from throwing or passing objects on, from, or into buses.
7. Students will refrain from the use of profane language, tobacco, alcohol, drugs, or any other controlled substances
8. on the bus (violation of any of these rules will result in discipline according to current board policy).
9. Students will refrain from eating and drinking on the bus.
10. Students will respect the rights and safety of others.
11. Students will refrain from extending head, arms, or objects out the window.
Auditorium and Gym Rules
1. Enter the auditorium and gym silently.
2. Use respectful applause and interaction with the performers and athletes.
3. Refrain from booing at all times. Take care of the auditorium and gym.
4. Classes will enter in two lines to make best use of the double door entrances.
5. Place seats in the upright position as you leave.
6. Prepare to focus on the performers by giving them your undivided attention.
7. In the gym, fill in seats from the top down.
8. Be courteous and considerate in close seating situations such as the gym.
10. Food and drink are not allowed in the auditorium.
School Dismissal Procedures
We strongly discourage early dismissals after 1:45 pm.
*Students will be dismissed in the following order: Aftercare students/students in activities, bus riders, walkers,
and car riders. Teachers will escort students out of the building.
1. Eighth grade students will exit down the stairway at the end of their hallway, and out the exit door at the bottom of the
Once outside, eighth graders are expected to walk to Sea Isle (south) and exit campus immediately.
2. Seventh grade students will exit through the stairway on their hallway, and the exit door at the bottom of the stairs.
Once outside, seventh graders are expected to exit the campus immediately, on that side of the building, (west)
toward Colonial Rd.
3. Sixth grade students will exit out of the front door.
Once outside, sixth graders are expected to veer to the right (north) and exit the campus immediately (west)
toward Colonial Rd.
4. Students will walk in an orderly manner.
5. Students are to walk with the teacher to the designated areas.
6. During days of inclement weather (rain) students should adhere to the “rainy day” policy.
7. Once students leave the building, they may not re-enter without an adult.
After school activities-Check with the coach or sponsor to see where to meet.
8. Please adhere to media coverage for early dismissal due to storms, snow, power outage, etc. (We will follow board
1. All students will enter through the front entrance with their MCS ID badges..
2. Students arriving at school before 7:15 AM must wait outside until 7:15 AM. Students who eat breakfast will
report to the cafeteria at 7:00, and remain in the cafeteria until 7:20 AM.
3. All students arriving after 7:15 AM will enter through the front entrance and report immediately to
4. Students reporting to homeroom after 7:30 AM will be marked tardy.
5. Students will pass classes upon notification of the bell and given direction from teachers.
6. Students will walk on the right side of the hallway at all times to ease the flow of traffic.
7. In the building, the center stairway will be used, by seventh, and eighth graders only, for walking up to
proceed to lockers and classrooms.
8. In the building, the end stairways will be used for walking down to exit or proceeding down to the first floor.
9. Students will be escorted to and from the cafeteria at assigned lunch times. They will be dismissed as
teachers arrive in the cafeteria for pickup. Sixth and seventh grade students will use the end stairways.
10. Students will enter into the auditorium using doors assigned to each grade level. Students will sit in
assigned sections with their classroom teacher in the auditorium.
11. Students will be dismissed from school at 2:15 PM. The students will be dismissed in the following order: bus
riders, after school care students/students staying afterschool for any activity, walkers and then car riders.
They will be allowed to report to their locker to pick up any needed materials for home before 1:55 PM. No
students should be at their locker after 2:00. Teachers will escort students to their designated area.
12. Upon dismissal at 2:15 PM, all students that walk home from school must leave the campus
13. Students remaining at school after 2:30 PM, who are not in an after school activity, will be escorted to the
cafeteria, where a parent or guardian must sign for their release.
14. The teacher responsible for the after school activity will escort the students to the activity from the cafeteria.
15. Students in afterschool activities will remain under the teacher’s supervision until they are released directly
to a parent or guardian.
16. After 2:30 PM, students should not be on the school grounds without adult supervision.
* Students who have repeated office referrals, Board/Home suspensions, and/or violations of school rules and
policies will be added to the NO-Go Activity school list. The students’ name remains on the list for 30 school days.
Students will not be able to participate in any school functions (games, fieldtrips, dances, programs, etc.). The No-
Go activity school list is monitored by administration.
1. Teacher created incentives for students.
2. Notes of encouragement and praise.
3. Other planned activities each grading period.
4. Students will have the opportunity to purchase snacks.
Behaviors that Warrant Immediate Office Referral and will result in an N or U in conduct
2. Cursing/foul language
3. Defiant behavior toward an authority figure
4. Major destruction or defacing of school property
5. Class cutting
Every Colonial Middle student is expected to maintain excellent conduct at all times. However, if disciplinary action is
necessary, it shall be fair, consistent, appropriate and reasonable. The Discipline Committee has approved the
following consequences for disciplinary guidelines/options:
2. Conference with student and/or parent
4. In-school suspension
5. Overnight suspension (child cannot return to school without parental conference at the assigned time)
6. No-Go Activity School List
7. Home Suspension
8. Board Suspension
We believe that the dignity and respect for all of our students should always be confirmed. We should respect our students’
personal circumstances and always affirm where our students come from. In keeping with this belief, we must think
differently when disciplining our students. Our goal is to create a caring community and a responsive classroom. Think
about the following points as you work to build a caring classroom community:
Know your students, know their resources and align this knowledge with your response to each student.
Have a clear vision of what you want to happen in your classroom; otherwise you’ll have chaos.
Look within yourself – your classroom practices for solutions to consistent behavioral concerns.
Classroom rules should be stated positively.
Discipline should be proactive.
When we teach students prosocial behavior, care of materials, safety, voice control, and appropriate ways to dispel anger,
we need to model these behaviors ourselves. We must demonstrate the same respect and concern for the student that we
show when we interact with adults, or when we teach new concepts to students in other areas such as language arts and
science. We would not remove students from the group for not immediately grasping the properties of water; neither is it
appropriate teaching to remove students from the group for not understanding the value of verbal communication over
Educators need to regard discipline as teaching appropriate forms of behavior, not as punishment (Clewett 1988).
Please reference “Positive Discipline” by Jane Nelson
Office Disciplinary Referrals
Classroom discipline is the responsibility of the classroom teacher. Office referrals should be made when a student
causes harm to self or others or when you have followed the steps of the school discipline plan. Handle ALL classroom
issues, within your classroom, if possible—YOU hold the POWER when you are able to do that. If you have to refer
students often, that is a reflection on YOU. When office referrals are made, please adhere to the following guidelines:
1. Send discipline referral forms filled out completely to the Pupil Service Office. You will receive a copy of the discipline
referral form once the administrator has handled the situation.
2. List the Behavioral Intervention Manual steps/strategies you have taken to control this specific behavior.
3. The teacher will keep a discipline folder for each student so that the administration may refer for documentation as the
referral is investigated. Disciplinary referrals will be handled from 9:00-10:00 A.M. and from 12:50- 2:00 P.M., unless it is a
fight or some other emergency situation.
Teachers should never keep students from getting to their next class on time by holding them in the classroom.
Moreover, teachers will be notified when students are in the office for disciplinary reasons.
Contact with parents (continuous)
Weekly Reports/Parent’s Signature
Community Resources (Mentors, Adopters)
Time Out in the classroom
Time Out in another classroom
Conflict Resolution Instruction
Anger Management Instruction
Grade Level Review
(Never place a student in the hall for time out) –only in another teacher’s classroom.
More about discipline
Students should be sent to the guidance office for counseling as needed. Teachers should post the rules for their class in a
prominent place. Generally you should have no more than four or five rules. There is no need to repeat school wide
expectations; however you are obligated to enforce all school rules both in your classroom and on school grounds. Always
state rules in positive term for example, “Raise your hand before speaking” instead of “Do not talk without permission.” It is
a good idea to let students come up with classroom rules.
Along with rules, you need to decide on consequences to employ when a student does not follow the rules. A logical
progression of consequences might be: One time out = a note to parent. More than one time out in the same day = a phone
call or parent conference.
The key to having a well-disciplined class lies in the teacher’s ability and willingness to enforce rules consistently and fairly.
You should be able to enforce your rules without nagging or losing your temper. If a student chooses not to follow the rules
you are obligated to apply the consequences. Students will respect you if you have high expectations for their good
behavior, if you treat every student fairly, and if you enforce the rules consistently. Your classroom is yours and your
personality and teaching methods will determine its make-up.
Do not send students to the office. If you need help with a student use the intercom or phone. Never leave the entire
class to bring one or two students to the office or to call a parent. Never lecture or scold an entire class, because this
is not an effective discipline method.
Remember changing students’ behavior requires individual attention to each offending student. Embarrassing a student in
front of other students or another teacher is never acceptable. Teachers can be firm and consistent and still be aware of the
feelings of the students. A remark intended to be humorous is often not perceived as humorous by a student. The greatest
teacher in the world cannot teach unless good classroom discipline is maintained. Likewise, a good disciplinarian
does not necessarily make a good teacher. Although none of the following principles are new, they are effective.
Keep administrators informed when dealing with problem students.
More about Discipline: The Greatest Killer of Teachers
1. Be prepared for class. Ten seconds of idle time can develop into ten minutes of problems.
2. Make your assignments reasonable and clear.
3. Be a good and neat dresser. Be businesslike. Be friendly.
4. Be prepared for the unexpected.
5. Keep rules to a minimum. Too many rules have no real purpose.
6. Be consistent for 180 school days.
7. Never punish the entire class for the actions of a few.
8. Never say anything to a student that you would not say in the presence of his parents
9. Never humiliate a student, alone or in front of others.
10. Do not be afraid to apologize.
11. Keep parents informed.
12. Never argue with a student in front of the class. The odds are 25 to 1 that you’ll lose.
13. Don’t see and hear everything.
14. Be enthusiastic. It’s contagious.
15. Do not be a screamer. A barking teacher does nothing but make noise.
16. Keep administrators informed when dealing with problem students.
Classroom management can be the difference between a superior teacher and a poor teacher. Even teachers who are well
prepared for teaching the day’s objectives will not succeed without a plan to insure the procedure they want to have
followed in the classroom. Classroom management is not simply a discipline plan; it is a well-communicated management
plan to help reduce discipline problems. If you are having lots of discipline problems, it is not the kids- it is a flawed
strategy, or failed implementation. You must adjust what YOU are doing.
The suggestions here are intended to help the teacher build a climate or culture in his classroom where students can work,
learn, belong, and find success.
Procedures are “how we do things in this class.” You will need to establish and teach procedures for things like…
What do I do when I enter the room?
How and when do we go the restroom?
How do I hand in papers?
What is the procedure for placing something in the trash can?
What do I do when you are absent?
What do I do in case of all emergency drills?
How do I get my lunch and where do I sit?
What do I do if I need help?
How do I line up?
How do I sharpen my pencil?
What do I do when I need to ask a question?
The teacher teaches procedures and rehearses them. For example, when a student bolts out of his seat the moment the
bell rings without waiting for you to dismiss class, he has not followed a procedure. You should ask, “What is the correct
procedure?” and then have the student return to his seat and practice the procedure. Do not feel that you have to scold,
lecture, or yell when students do not follow procedures. Fussing will not make the student reform anyway. Just as parents
have to teach and re-teach their children to say “thank you”, teachers have to teach and re-teach procedures. In fact, you
may have to spend a great deal of time at the beginning of the year teaching procedures. But a classroom where
procedures have been taught well will have more uninterrupted teaching and learning time. Students who follow procedures
have learned a valuable life lesson.
Please examine all class procedures to ensure that you are making the best of the instructional day. Examples of time
Round robin reading
Writing spelling words X times each
Knowledge level board work/ work sheets
Cutting and Pasting
Waiting on all students to finish an assignment with no instructions
Classroom Management Ideas
Establish a routine and follow it. Students need to know what to do, how to do it, and when to do it. Students like
routines and tend to become disruptive when they are not followed.
Feel comfortable with yourself, with your students, and with your content. Students feel secure with a confident
Expect your students to conduct themselves in socially acceptable ways. Students tend to live up to what is expected.
Present lessons that are interesting, relevant, and at an appropriate level of instruction. Material that is too difficult or
too easy will cause students to lose interest and become disruptive.
Vary your methods of presenting material.
Always be prepared. Students will take advantage of the opportunity if you are not.
Prevent problems before they happen.
Show that you genuinely respect your students. Give them evidence through your actions: listening to their ideas and
concerns, having friendly chats with them, smiling often, finding something to laugh about, accepting them, and giving
lots of encouragement and praise.
Give your students love and understanding so that they can learn to give it in return.
The First Day of School
Remember that whatever happens in your classroom on the very first day of school will set the tone for the entire year.
Students will be getting their first impression of you. If you have a good plan for the day, and if you are organized, your
students will realize that you know what you are doing. If you seem unable to find materials, or if you haven’t planned for
the entire day, your students may wonder who is in charge.
Generally on the first day of school you want to cover general introductory matters. It is a good idea to have a printed
syllabus to hand out to the students the first day. It is a good idea (highly recommended) to have parents sign the syllabus.
A syllabus generally includes the following items:
A list of rules or expectations for behavior
Consequences for when expectations are not met
Guidelines for grading
Supplies students need
General outline or a list of the units of study
Notice of the day parent letters and papers are sent home. (Always send home a weekly note, and graded papers
to keep parents informed. All communication will be sent home on Wednesday.)
The syllabus does not take the place of lesson plans.
Studies have shown that the best teachers assign seats the very first day. You will have a tentative roll. Make out seating
charts before class and devise a method for getting students into those seats without chaos (example names on desks or
Grade Level / Team Meetings
Grade level/ Team meetings are held at least once WEEKLY or as needed to discuss unit plans and other instructional
issues. During each grade level meeting MCS curriculum, TCAP objectives and the next week’s lesson plans should be
discussed. This is a good time to share strategies that have been effective with your students. Professional literature should
also be discussed. You may also use this time to plan for the semester. Each grade level/ team meeting should include a
time for sharing.
The grade level will keep a log on a designated form of the team meetings. Agendas, sign-in forms, and minutes must be
submitted within 24 hours following the meeting to the grade level administrator.
Divide materials into manageable chunks for tests. If a chapter is long, divide it into manageable parts. Your students
should have a clear idea of what material will be covered on a test. You don’t want to teach the test or read the test to the
students, of course; but it is a good idea to give study sheets and to plan for a review.
You want your tests to be more than occasions for students to parrot information they have memorized. Matching, multiple
choice, and true-false questions are easy to grade but rarely ask students to practice higher order thinking skills. Try to
devise questions that will require students to synthesize information and draw conclusions. Ideally, tests will always include
some opportunity for students to write in paragraph form.
Students need the opportunity to see their tests. It is a learning experience to go over the test and correct the wrong
answers. All graded unit tests should be kept in the portfolio. All tests need to be returned to the students punctually.
Students are not allowed in the hall without the appropriate hall pass at any time. Do not send students out of your
classroom without giving them a hall pass.
The Instructional Facilitator will collect the school compacts during registration.
Ed Plan and Behavior Plus
The school counselors will provide training for you on the Ed Plan and on Behavior Plus.
Sports and Club Sponsors
Sponsor of activities are required to remain on campus until all of the students in the designated activity have left the
The State Board of Education furnishes textbooks to all students. “Textbook Rules” Form must be signed by parents before
any books may be issued. These books may be taken home with students. As each textbook is issued, the student will
sign for the book. All teachers are responsible for all textbooks issued to them at the beginning of the school year. A book
check should be held at least one time each six weeks. Teachers should keep the signed forms in a safe place throughout
the year. Students are responsible for keeping their books in good condition. Teachers should caution the student not to
write in or damage textbooks in any way. Encourage your students to use book covers. If a book is damaged a fine is
charged to the student. When a student withdraws from school, the books must be returned.
All books are turned in at the end of the year. Each book is checked for damage. When a student pays for a lost or
damaged book, the librarian will write the student a receipt. If at any time a teacher needs any additional textbooks, please
notify Mrs. Broughton in writing.
MCS Board Policy Handbooks
MCS Board Policies, which are published by the Board of Education, is available online for teachers to read.
In the case of a bomb threat, directions and information will be announced over the PA system. MCS Security directs: “Be
aware that one would most likely conceal a bomb inside the building in an area easily accessible to students (lockers, halls,
foyers, etc.) Any evacuation that requires students to move through those areas might increase the risk of injury during
detonation. Also, the movement of a large number of individuals could jar the device and detonate the explosive. Contain
students inside the classrooms for protection. After the Police Department arrives, a decision will be made as to whether a
search is to be conducted.” (Students will remain the classroom during the search, unless bomb squad directs otherwise.)
The signal to be used in case of fire will be a continuous ringing of the bell.
1. Students are to stop anything they are doing, line up quickly and quietly in the classroom and wait for instructions from
the teacher before leaving.
2. Absolute SILENCE is mandatory.
3. Students are not to run, shove, or push others.
4. If students are not in the classroom when the fire bell rings, they are to leave by the nearest exit, and once outside go
immediately to the area where their class is assembled and report to the teacher.
5. All teachers will close all windows and doors when leaving the room. Leave the lights on and do not lock the door.
6. All teachers will bring their roll books to all fire drills.
7. Please follow the attached route to exit the building. Assemble your students on the practice field west of the front
8. Please familiarize yourself with the location of all fire alarms.
The signal for an earthquake drill will be an announcement over the PA system. In the case of an actual event an announcement
may not be possible; however, should you feel the building shaking you will need to take the appropriate action. In the event of an
earthquake all students and staff must seek refuge under a desk in their classroom, or the nearest classroom. It is important to
use your arms to protect your head, neck, and back. Once the building has stopped shaking, follow the instructions for a fire drill
and escort your students to the practice field.
The signal for an actual tornado warning will be the tornado siren on the main building. The PA system will be used to
announce a drill.
All 2rd floor students will move to the hallway and be seated on the floor in the halls. All 1st floor students will proceed to the
hall and be seated on the floor.
Teachers should bring their roll books with them. Close your classroom doors, do not lock them and leave the lights on.
The signal for the “all clear” will be one long ring of the fire bell.
As with fire and earthquake drills, all students must maintain absolute silence at all times.
Before the first day of classes, teachers should establish responsibilities for checking restrooms during
Please discuss all evacuation routes with your students on the first day.
Exit Routes for Drills & Emergency Evacuation
6th grade teachers will escort their students out of the front door, and proceed to the football field adjacent to the
7th grade teachers will escort students down the end stairway of the 7th grade hallway, and proceed to the football
field adjacent to the building.
8th grade teachers will escort students down the stairs at the end of the hallway, and out the exit at the bottom of
the stairs; and proceed to the football field adjacent to the building.
Exploratory teacher will escort students out the front door and proceed to the football field adjacent to the building.
The students in the Band/Choir classrooms should be escorted out the door nearest the cafeteria, and proceed to
the football field adjacent to the building.
Students in the gymnasium and the dance room will be escorted out of the door inside the gymnasium and
proceed around to the front of the building and to the football field.
CRISIS INTERVENTION PLAN
PURPOSE: In the event that a crisis should occur before, during or after the school day, it is important that the staff
and students be prepared with a pro-active plan of response.
I. NOTIFICATION AND COMMUNICATION
A. After School Hours Initiation: The principal will determine the need for notifying the
Grade Chairpersons. If the situation warrants total staff involvement, the principal or
designee will call Grade Chairs who will notify grade level members by phone. It is
therefore imperative that All Grade Chairpersons have accurate phone numbers of all
members of the team. If the situation warrants a staff meeting, it will be held at 7:30
a.m. in the library. If necessary, the meeting will also involve Mental Health, Security or
other Central Office personnel.
B. During School Hours Initiation: In the event of an emergency situation, the principal will
notify staff members by stating the code words “Code Blue” over the intercom. When
this statement has been made, students are to remain inside of their classroom.
Teachers will check the hallways and instruct any student that might be in the hall to
enter the nearest classroom depending on the crisis. An announcement will be made
when the crisis is over. Until then, all out of classroom schedules (including lunch) will
be ignored. In the event of an evacuation, the fire drill procedure will be followed.
II. MEETING PLANS
Support services will be provided for students and staff who are directly involved in the crisis. The principal will
designate specific locations for counseling services. The School Coordinating team and/or the Mental Health
Staff will determine specific interventions. Guidance counselors and teachers will assist in the identification of
students and staff that may need supportive services.
A follow-up meeting to process events and evaluate the effectiveness of the crisis intervention plan will occur
following the event.
III. MEDIA POLICY
In an effort to provide accurate information to the community, the principal or designee will be the official
spokesperson to the media. All staff members will refer the media personnel to the principal. Staff members are
encouraged to share useful information about the crisis situation with the principal. Students should be protected
from the media. No names of students should be released to the media without parental consent. As soon as
pertinent information is available, a prepared statement will be provided to the media by the principal. Having one
official spokesperson is helpful in avoiding misinformation. Staff members may opt to say, “I really don’t know” or
“My statements would only be speculation.”
IV. RUMOR CONTROL
Rumors tend to have a negative impact on the school environment. The principal or designee will gather all
factual statements. Anyone directly involved with the incident should report facts to the principal and provide
written statements. If staff members or students hear rumors, they should inform the principal so that the validity
of the information can be determined. Teachers are asked not to talk about a crisis to anyone until the principal
makes a formal statement. Teachers can control rumors by listening to the principal’s message on their lesson
line information system or by calling the principal at home.
V. BUILDING MONITORING PROCEDURES
Restroom Monitors: Teachers closest to the bathroom will check and clear the restrooms. Students will be
directed to the nearest classroom.
Hall Procedures: The administrative staff will patrol the hallways for additional monitoring.
Students Excused from Classes: Teachers should not allow any student to leave the classroom during a crisis
period unless it is an extreme life-threatening emergency.
VI. OTHER TRANSITION TIMES
Athletic Fields/Parking Lot: Administration will notify teachers whether to enter the building or to remain outside.
VII. CLASSROOM EMERGENCIES
Please use a continual pressing of the intercom buzzer to the office to indicate an emergency in your classroom or
call the office on your classroom phone.
TIPS FOR TEACHERS IN A CRISIS
Give students the facts
Give students permission for a range of emotions and lead classroom discussion
Keep most students in class
Set aside the curriculum and provide activities to express emotions such as: Writing, art work, talking,
Discuss funeral procedures and etiquette
Refer students most affected to counselors
Monitor student progress in resolving crisis
Allow for a wide variety of religious beliefs
Emphasize that students have a choice about attending funerals and if they choose to go encourage
them to go with their parents.
PROHIBITIONS AGAINST SEXUAL HARASSMENT
1. Both students and personnel are protected by federal law and by Board policy from harassment by sex.
2. There is no automatic formula for what constitutes sexual harassment, but it does not just refer to physical contact or
seeking sexual favors. It can include suggestive comments, offensive jokes or remarks, and/or demeaning comments.
An atmosphere that is generally hostile to one’s sex can be deemed harassment.
3. We have a responsibility to deal with allegations of student-to-student harassment. If reports or allegations of such
action come to you, they must be reported to the principal immediately. The surest way to become liable is to take no
action. The law may accept good faith mistakes in investigation or remedy, but inaction or ignoring a complaint may
result in automatic liability.
4. If you find that sexual harassment has occurred, you should take appropriate corrective action. Ask personnel or legal
counsel for help if you are in doubt as to what is appropriate. To the extent that confidentiality laws don’t prohibit it, you
will probably want to share your corrective action with the victim.
5. Be aware of restrictions against retaliation. A person who complains about harassment or discrimination is exercising a
protected right. Even if the complaint turns out to be unjustified, you cannot take action against a person for making the
6. Harassment is simply a type of discrimination. There is liability for discrimination by race, sex, national origin, religion,
etc – and, in some employment settings, by age. Most cases can be tried before a jury. The
jury is not usually required to accept your explanation of your actions and may infer that some
actions are pretext for discrimination. This is especially true if the explanation is hard to credit
or if actions seem to involve a pattern of favoring a particular race, sex, etc.
Teacher Effectiveness Measure (TEM)
A Clear Definition and Valid Measures of Evaluation
The Teacher Effectiveness Measure (TEM) is the new measure for evaluating
teachers. Because it was critical that the TEM be a fair, valid, and reliable
measure of effectiveness for all teachers, it was developed by a working group largely
comprised of MCS teachers, with input from their colleagues, administrators, education
experts, and stakeholders.
Historically, teachers have been evaluated by a single measure – classroom observations.
The TEM is more objective in that it includes multiple measures that result in an evaluation
of the whole teacher, creating multiple avenues for
assessing teacher performance which will ultimately
promote teacher and student growth. TEM looks at:
Growth in Student Learning
As mandated by the State of Tennessee, fifty
percent of a teacher’s evaluation will be determined
by student growth data. Thirty-five percent of the
student growth measure will be either the teacher’s
Tennessee Value Added Assessment System
(TVAAS) data for teachers of tested subject areas
or the school’s TVAAS data for teachers of non-
tested subject areas. The other fifteen percent of
the student growth measure will be student
achievement data that will be selected by the teacher from a menu of options provided by
the State of Tennessee.
Observation of Practice
MCS will implement more rigorous, objective classroom observations. Observers –
principals and other administratively certified district personnel- will be trained on how to use
the new MCS observation rubric to provide objective, behavioral-based, accurate
assessments of teacher performance. As mandated by the State of Tennessee, tenured
teachers will be observed four times each academic year; and pre-tenured teachers will be
observed six times each academic year.
Stakeholder Perceptions Surveys
For the 2012 – 2013 school year, MCS will administer the TRIPOD Student survey to gain
insight into classroom instructional practices, the learning environment, and student
engagement. Students will complete this survey once per semester, Fall 2012 and Spring
2013. Data gathered from this survey will be useful to teachers in that it will provide
feedback on teacher performance in vital areas that have been proven to show strong
correlations with student achievement.
Note: Template is subject to final committee
TEM Lesson Plan Template
Plan 1: Know your students in order to plan your instruction effectively. CLE 1: Build a respectful, learning-
focused classroom community.
Plan 2: Set through-course and end-of-course goals. CLE 2: Develop classroom procedures and routine.
Plan 3: Create or adapt standards-based instructional plans and assessments CLE 3: Use classroom space and
resources to support instruction.
guided by pacing and content from instructional maps. CLE 4: Manage student behavior.
Teach 1: Engage students in objective driven lessons. Reflect and Adjust 1: Monitor progress relative to
Teach 2: Explain content clearly and accurately. end-of-course goals.
Teach 3: Engage students at all learning levels in appropriately challenging work. Reflect and Adjust 2: Use
student data to inform and modify
Teach 4: Provide students multiple ways to engage with content. instructional practice.
Teach 5: Use strategies that develop higher-level thinking skills.
Teach 6: Check for understanding and respond appropriately during the lesson.
Teach 7: Maximize
Stage 1. P1, P2, P3, RA2
What knowledge of your students’ performance data,* interests, background, etc.,
are you using to inform your planning process?
(*Data may range from district’s assessment data to teacher-created classroom data.)
Stage 2. P1, P2, P3, T1, T3
What will students know and be able to do at the end of this lesson? The learning
objective(s) is best stated in student friendly language (learning target or an “I Can”
statement), measurable, stating what the student will be able to do by the end of the
lesson. Objective(s) should also be communicated within the context of the standard(s).
Connecting Prior Knowledge: T1, T7
Bell work, Do Now, Journaling, KWL Chart, Review,
Guiding Question(s): T2, T5
What are the questions that will drive the content and skills that you will teach?
Higher order, open-ended, and frequently asked questions begin with “how” or “why”.
Can be the driving question for the lesson or for a longer period of time (i.e., week,
Stage 3. T1, T3, T4, T5 & T6
What instructional task(s) will be used to reach the learning target? Think about the P1, T7
standard’s level of rigor (revised Bloom’s taxonomy) when developing the task(s). T7
Task(s): T4, T7
Think about including one or more of these instructional strategies:
Literacy, interventions, differentiation, anticipation of students’ misconceptions,
students guiding their learning, accommodations/modifications, extension of
knowledge, scaffolding where appropriate, small groups, whole group, etc.
How will you maximize the instructional time with each task?
Introduction (approximate time):
Guided Practice (approximate time):
In what ways will your learners attempt to explain or do what you have outlined? How
will you monitor and coach their performances? (WE DO)
Stage 4. RA2, P1
Thinking About This Lesson RA2, P1
How well did the students achieve the learning targets based on your evidence? What
surprises, questions, dilemmas, or problems did you encounter?
What will you do next for your students; why? Consider students who mastered the
learning target at different levels or not at all.
Note: A hard copy of the actual TEM LESSON PLAN
TEMPLATE will be sent to you via Email. SAVE it and print
copies as you need them.
COLONIAL MIDDLE SCHOOL TEAMS’ PLC MEETING AGENDA
Facilitator: Joshua Dixon
Timekeeper: Team 8-3 (Robinson); Team 8-2 (Jordan); Team 7-1 (Sanford)
Recorder: Team 8-3 (Lane); Team 8-2 (Dewease); 8-1 (Hutton)
Meeting Purpose: To discuss lesson delivery (What should WE see when WE enter
Estimated Topic Lead Person Method Outcome
5 minutes Check-In All Engagement All Present
5 minutes Walkthroughs: Mr. Dixon Discussion Information
5 minutes Structure- Students Mr. Dixon Information
should know what
5 minutes New Locker Mr. Dixon Discussion Information
25 minutes Good First ALL Discussion Clarification
5 minutes The importance of Mr. Dixon Discussion Information
Name Team 8-1 Name Team 8-2 Name Team 8-3
Lesson Plan Format (Template)
“The Madeline Hunter Model”
Lesson Date & Time: No. of Students: ________
Room Number: Miscellaneous Information:
What is the lesson objective?
(What will the students learn and/or demonstrate?)
Standards addressed and expectations of students:
Materials Needed: List all materials- charts, books, pencils, paper, etc. Be complete!
(“The Hook” – something to excite the student about the subject matter)
(Input, modeling, and checking for understanding)
Guided practice and monitoring:
(Monitor orally individually or together; monitor via written language or via a task performance; monitor via
group sampling or visual answers, e.g., “thumbs” – you monitor to know if students are learning and lesson
objectives are being met)
(Statements or actions by you that help students make sense out of what has just been taught, to help form a
coherent picture, to eliminate confusion and frustration, and to reinforce major points to be learned)
(This can be a question or problem for students to ponder on their own or in small groups or pairs. The aim is
to reinforce and extend the learning beyond the lesson and ideally into real world settings.)
How will you assess the student’s understanding of concepts, strategies, and skills?
What modifications do you need to make in order for all learners to succeed with this lesson?
1st 9 Weeks
Grade & Conduct Notification Form
Name of Student: __________________________________________ Grade ________
o GRADE: CONDUCT
Mr. Dixon, 8th grade Administrator
Mrs. Anderson, 8th grade Counselor Mrs. Rice, 7th grade Monitor (IF)
Ms. West, 7th grade Counselor Ms. Hicks, 6th grade Administrator
Mrs. Walker, 6th grade Counselor
Ms. Williams, CAPA Coordinator
____ has dropped from ____ to ____ CONDUCT
____ IS IN DANGER OF DROPPING ____ HAS DROPPED FROM ____TO ____
DUE TO ___ is in danger of dropping
o Low test scores DUE TO
o Not turning in homework talking in class too much
o Lack of organization playing with other students
o Not having supplies chewing gum
o Behavior refusing to follow directions
CONDUCT: other disruptive behavior
o Mr. Dixon, 8th grade Administrator
o Mrs. Rice, 7th grade Monitor (IF)
o Ms. Hicks, 6th grade Administrator
Additional Comments (if desired):
From: _____________________________________, Classroom Teacher
o I have notified the parent.
TAKEN BY AN
o Conference with o Email to Parent o Conference with
Student o Conference with Parent Student& Parent
o Note to Parent o Other
o Phone Call to Parent
This form goes to the Grade Counselor (for grade issues, and before issuing a failing grade) OR
Grade Administrator (for conduct issues) of the student involved AND to Ms. Pamela Williams
IF the student is a CAPA Student.
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2012-2013 Wednesday Detention Duty
No After School Detention
Aug. 13-17 Davie, Lane, Robinson
Aug. 20-27 Warner, Dewease, Faulkner
Aug 27-31 Rogers, Sanford, Hutton
Sept. 3-7 S. Scarboro., Green, Dickson
Sept. 10-14 Howard, George, Northern
Sept. 17-21 Combest, Coleman, Self
Sept. 24-28 Luckett, Crawford, Hull
Oct. 1-5 Byrd, Spann, Taylor
Oct. 8-12 P. Scarboro., Shelton, Brown
Oct. 15-19 Jones, Adams, Liebenhaut
Oct. 22-26 Umfrees, Conley, Woodard
Oct 29-Nov 2 Hagger, Dugger, Shiberou
Nov. 5-9 McCarter, D. May, P. Spicci
Nov. 12-16 Hines, P. Turner, Walsmith
Nov. 26-30 Wilson, Carter, McKenna
Dec. 3-7 Webb, Ebling, Hodges
Dec. 10-14 Jordan, Hervey, Chatman
Jan. 7-11 Adams, Lane, Robinson
Jan. 12-16 Warner, DeWease, Faulkner
Jan. 19-23 Jordan, Hervey, Chatman
Jan. 26-30 Rogers, Sanford, Hutton
Feb. 4-8 S. Scarboro., Green, Dickson
Feb. 11- 15 Howard, George, Northern
Feb. 18-22 Combest, Coleman, Self
Feb. 25-Mar 1 Luckett, Warner, Hull
Mar. 4-8 Byrd, TBD, Taylor
Mar. 25-29 P. Scarboro., Shelton, Brown
Apr. 1-5 Jones, TBD, Liebenhaut
Apr. 8-12 Umfrees, Conley, Woodard
Apr. 15-19 TBD, Dugger, Shiberou
Apr. 22-26 W. Davie, D. May, P. Spicci
Apr. 29-May 2 Hines, P. Turner, Walsmith
Apr. 5-9 Wilson, Carter, McKenna
May 12-16 Webb, Davie, TBD
Last Day for Students May 22
Teachers report for duty in the auditorium at 2:20 p.m. Teachers will call roll. Students are dismissed
at 3:30 p.m. No credit is given if they leave early. Please give the name of any uncooperative student
to an administrator the following morning.
Colonial Middle School
2012-2013 Duty Roster
(During your assigned week, you should be at your post from 7:00-7:15am)
The week of: Cafeteria Cafeteria Cafeteria Outside Outside Outside
Aug. 6-10 B. Woodard T. Conley J. Umfrees Liebenhaut J. Adams R. Jones
Aug. 13-17 T. Brown P. Shelton D. Malone K. Taylor E. Spann R. Byrd
Aug. 20-24 E. Hull T. Crawford J. Luckett C. Self S. Coleman T. Combest
Aug 27-31 A. Northern M. George L. Howard C. Dickson S. Green S. Scarboro.
Sept. 3-7 A. Hutton K. Sanford R. Rogers L. Chatman P. Hervey J. Jordan
Sept. 10-14 R. Faulkner S. Dewease J. Warner L. Robinson M. Lane W. Davie
Sept. 17-21 J. Hagar J. Dugger J. Shiberou T. Hines P. Turner J. Walsmith
Sept. 24-28 R. Wilson Z. Carter J. McKenna D. May R. Webb F. McCarver
Oct. 1-5 Venkus Broughton M. Ebling S. Hodges B. Woodard T. Conley
Oct. 8-12 C.
J. Umfrees Liebenhaut J. Adams R. Jones T. Brown
Oct. 15-19 P. Shelton D. Malone K. Taylor E. Spann R. Byrd E. Hull
Oct. 22-26 Crawford J. Luckett C. Self S. Coleman C. Combest A. Northern
Oct 29-Nov 2 M. George L. Howard C. Dickson S. Green S. Scarboro. A. Hutton
Nov. 5-9 K. Sanford R. Rogers L. Chatman P. Hervey J. Jordan R. Faulkner
Nov. 12-16 S. Dewease J. Warner L. Robinson M. Lane W. Davie J. Hagar
Nov. 19-23 J. Dugger J. Shiberou T. Hines P. Turner J. Walsmith R. Wilson
No 26-30 Z. Carter J. McKenna D. May R. Webb F. McCarver Venkus
Dec. 3-7 Broughton M. Ebling S. Hodges B. Woodard T. Conley J. Umfrees
Dec. 10-14 Liebenhaut J. Adams R. Jones T. Brown P. Shelton D. Malone
Outside Outside Outside Cafeteria Cafeteria Cafeteria
Jan. 2-4 K. Taylor E. Spann R. Byrd E. Hull J. Luckett C. Self
Jan. 7-11 Crawford S. Coleman T. Combest A. Northern M. George L. Howard
Jan. 14-18 C. Dickson S. Green S. Scarboro. A. Hutton K. Sanford R. Rogers
Jan. 21-25 L. Chatman P. Hervey L. Jordan R. Faulkner S. Dewease J. Warner
Jan. 28-Feb. 1 L. Robinson M. Lane W. Davie J. Hagger J. Dugger J. Shiberou
Feb. 4-8 T. Hines P. Turner J. Walsmith R. Wilson Z. Carter J. McKenna
Feb. 11-15 D. May R. Webb F. McCarver Venkus Broughton M. Ebling
Feb. 18-22 S. Hodges B. Woodard T. Conley J. Umfrees Liebenhaut J. Adams
Feb. 25-Mar 1 R. Jones T. Brown P. Shelton D. Malone K. Taylor E. Spann
Mar. 4-8 R. Byrd E. Hull Crawford J. Luckett C. Self S. Coleman
Mar. 18-22 T. Combest A. Northern M. George L. Howard C. Dickson S. Green
Mar. 25-29 S. Scarboro. A. Hutton K. Sanford R. Rogers L. Chatman P. Hervey
Apr. 1-5 J. Jordan R. Faulkner S. Dewease J. Warner L. Robinson M. Lane
Apr. 8-12 W. Davie J. Hagger J. Dugger J. Shiberou T. Hines P. Turner
Apr. 15-19 J. Walsmith R. Wilson Z. Carter J. McKenna D. May R. Webb
Apr. 22-26 F. McCarter Venkus Broughton M. Ebling S. Hodges B. Woodard
Apr. 29-May 3 T. Conley J. Umfrees Liebenhaut J. Adams R. Jones T. Brown
May 6-10 P. Shelton D. Malone K. Taylor E. Spann R. Byrd E. Hull
May 13-17 Crawford J. Luckett C. Self S. Coleman T. Combest A. Northern
May 20-24 M. George L. Howard C. Dickson S. Green S. Scarboro. A. Hutton
Teachers should report to the cafeteria and for outside morning duty from 7:00 a.m. until 7:15 a.m.
7:15- 7:35 Daily Assignments
Exploratory Hall May, Webb, McKenna
Cafeteria (AM) Oliver
Fine Arts Hallway Wilson
Auditorium Front Dugger
Cafeteria Hallway Walsmith
Mezzanine Northern, Rogers(AM); Hervey, Northern (PM)
Landing Steps Williams
Area in Front of Gym Hines
Badge Area ISS-Johnson
Outside (Traffic) 7:00 AM Trimble
Outside (Traffic) PM D. Oliver; Liebenhaut
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*Indicates team leader
6th grade 6 grade 6th grade
Team 1 Team 2 Team 3
B. Woodard- LA J. Adams – LA D. Malone- LA
T. Conley- Math R. Jones- Math K. Taylor- Math
J. Umfress – Science Brown- Science E. Spann- Science
F. Leibenhaut- Social Studies P. Shelton - Social Studies R. Byrd- Social Studies
Planning 7th period Planning 3rdperiod Planning 5th period
7th grade 7th grade 7th grade
Team 1 Team 2 Team 3
E. Hull – LA Coleman- LA L. Howard- LA
T. Crawford- Math T. Combest – Math C. Dickson- Math
J. Luckett – Science A. Northern – Science S. Green- Science
C. Self - Social Studies M. George - Social Studies S. Scarborough - Social Studies
Planning 4th period Planning 6th period Planning 5th period
8th grade 8th grade 8th grade
Team 1 Team 2 Team 3
A. Hutton- LA J. Hervey – LA J. Warner- LA
K. Sanford- Math J. Jordan- Math L. Robinson- Math
R. Rogers – Science R. Faulkner - Science M. Lane- Science
L. Chatman - U.S. History S. Dewease- U.S. History W. Davie- U.S. History
Planning 3rdperiod Planning 6th period Planning 4th period
CAPA Exploratory Admin Team
J. Hagar Creative Writing J. McKenna- Teen Living M. Pettigrew*- Principal
J. Dugger - Drama J. Landreth- PE/Health J. Dixon- Assistant Principal
J. Shiberou -–Visual Art D. May-Spanish Y. Anderson- 8th Counselor
T. Hines- Dance R. Webb- Art L. Hicks- Assistant Principal
P. Turner -–Orchestra H. Trimble- PE C. West- 7th Counselor
J. Walsmith -–Piano F. McCarver- 6th-8th ESL S. Walker 6th Counselor
R. Wilson- Choir Planning 2nd Sharon Rice- Instructional Facilitator
Z. Carter- Band P. Williams- Optional Coordinator
Planning 2nd J. Luckett- Athletic Director
P. Scarborough- 6th Read F. Broughton- Media Specialist
6th per. A. Venckus- Media Specialist
E. Froeber- Before/After Care
C. Hardman- School Bldg Engineer
P. Jones- Cafeteria Manger
K. Johnson- ISS
Special Education CLUE Office Staff
M. Allen- CDC SBCD 4th per. E. Ebling- CLUE 4th period E. Harris- Financial Secretary
C. Norell- CDC LD/EMR 4th S. Hodges- CLUE 4th period S. Harris- General Office Secretary
*N. Golatt*- CDC Mild 4th M. Williams- NCLB
P. Spicci- CDC Mild 4th per. C. Hobson- Records Secretary
D. Oliver- 5th Inst Res M. Norman- Discipline Secretary
Marshall- 2nd Inst Res G. Bradshaw- Attendance Secretary
P. Boyd - 2nd Inst Res G. Pirtle- Test Coordinator
Colonial Middle School
2012-2013 Email Addresses
(Changes are pending via MCS system modification. WILL PROVIDE
UPDATED INFORMATION AS SOON AS IT IS AVAILABLE.)
Dorothy F Malone/Admin/Colonial_MS/MCS firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Only administrators will assign detention.
2. Detention Information will be documented on the appropriate form and submitted by the
3. The names of every student not attending detention will be written on the Missed
Detention Log and submitted to the appropriate administrator at the conclusion of
4. Students will be called each Thursday morning to report to the pupil service office to
identify the cause of missed detention and be issued the appropriate consequence.
Consequences for missing detention:
1st offense: A second detention issued & Parent Contact
2nd offense: In-School Suspension issued & Parent Contact
3rd offense: Overnight suspension issued & Parent Contact
4th offense: 1 day Home suspension issued & Parent Contact
5th offense: Mr. Pettigrew will make the determination
Administrative Team Duties (POW)
Principal Mr. Dixon Ms. Hicks Mrs. Rice
AP 2 AP 1 Instructional
Office Staff Math/Science LA/SS Math
Evaluations Evaluations Evaluations Evaluations
Walkthroughs Walkthroughs Walkthroughs Walkthroughs
Substitutes Lockers Title I Operations
Finance Site Base Council/PTSA Professional
Team Meetings 8th Grade 6th Grade Compacts
Team Meetings Team Meetings
Optional Faculty Handbook Parent Meetings
Duty Cafeteria Family Engagement
Discipline 8h Grade Discipline 6th Grade 7th Grade Discipline
Athletics Safety, Fire, Procedures 6th Title I Inventory
Staffing Lunch C Lunch A 7th Grade Team
Compliance Stanford Math Title I Compliance
Title I Fiscal
Maintenance No Go Activity List Student Syllabi/Honors Matrix
Faculty Meetings Metal Detectors Records Student Teachers
Parent Concerns SPED 8th SPED 6th Team Meetings
Extended Contract Syllabi/Lesson Plans
Outside Traffic Supply List
8th Grade Field Trips Games Star Folders
Registration Games PBIS ISS Emergency Folder and
/ Duty Roster Supply List Think Link
Detention Syllabi/ Honors Testing
Mrs. Williams Counselors Librarians
Walkthroughs Team Meetings Inventory
CAPA Auditions, Gang & Bullying Exhibition
SACS One on One Book Fair
Progress Monitor Counseling/ Classes as scheduled
(CAPA Students) Office
Marketing Award Programs Courtesy Club
Recruiting Honors Bulletin
School Calendar 8th Grade
Promotion Lap top check out
Event Scheduling Transitions 8th to Fines
9th and 6th
CAPA Team Meeting Clothes Closet Media check out
Lunch S-Team Webpage
Quality Work Data Bulletin Telephones
Bulletin Boards Lunch A,B,C Fundraising (assist
from Ms. S. Harris)
Report Cards Student Council
Duty- Main Lobby Honor Society
(Base of stairs)
per Grade level
2012-2013 Drill & Metal Detection Schedule
AUGUST ‘12 SEPTEMBER ‘12 OCTOBER ‘12 NOVEMBER ‘12
M T W Th F S S M T W Th F S S M T W Th F S S M T W Th F S S
1 2 3 4 5 1 2 1 2 3 4
6 7 8 9 10 11 12 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
20 21 22 23 24 25 26 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
27 28 29 30 31 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 26 27 28 29 30
29 30 31
DECEMBER ‘12 JANUARY ‘13 FEBRUARY ‘13 MARCH ‘13
M T W Th F S S M T W Th F S S M T W Th F S S M T W Th F S S
1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 1 2 3
3 4 5 6 7 8 9 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
17 18 19 20 21 22 23 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
24 25 26 27 28 29 30 28 29 30 31 25 26 27 28 25 26 27 28 2299 30
APRIL ‘13 MAY ‘13 JUNE ‘13 JULY ‘13
M T W Th F S S M T W Th F S S M T W Th F S S M T W Th F S S
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3
8 9 10 11 12 13 14 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
15 16 17 18 19 20 21 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
22 23 24 25 26 27 28 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
29 30 27 28 29 30 31 25 26 27 28 29 30
August 10 September 3
October 4 November 20
December 7 January 11
Metal Detection February 20 March 1
April 5 May 13-16
August 24 September 6, 20
October 18 November 15
December 6 January 17, 31
Fire February 7, 22 March 7
Severe Weather October 10
Tornado/Earthquake September 11
TCAP TCAP Writing February 4-8 (8th grade-on-line)
April 23- 26
Spring Break March 11-15
Last Day of Classes May 22