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Student-Parent Handbook
       2004 - 2005

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                                              Cascade School District #5
                                                      10226 Marion Road SE
                                                      Turner, Oregon 97392
                                             Phone: 503-749-8488 Fax: 503-749-8321
                                                 Website: www.cascade.k12.or.us


                                                        Superintendent
                                                        F. James McBride


                                                      Board of Education

                                    Garth Rouse (Chairperson)                 George Crosiar
                                    Dennis Bethel                             Karen Ramseyer
                                    Mike Collier




District Directors                            Elementary Administrators                    Secondary Administrators
Linda Yoesel, Personnel Director              Sue Thomas, Aumsville Principal              Darin Drill, Sr. High Principal
Claudia Clark, Special Services Director      Stephanie Ritchie, Cloverdale Principal      Jim Engles, Sr. High Asst. Principal
Jan Miller, Curriculum Director               Stephanie Ritchie, Marion Principal          Matt Thatcher, Athletic Director
Tom Lovell, Plant Operations Mgr/Trans.       Dawn Moorefield, Turner Principal            Leanne Deffenbaugh, Jr. High Principal
Sue Goff, Food Service Director               Linda Yoesel, Child Dev. Center Coord.       Tom Phillips, Jr. High Asst. Principal




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                                                 CASCADE MISSION STATEMENT
         Cascade School District, in partnership with families, community & business, is
         committed to providing students with lifelong learning skills necessary to assist
         them in becoming productive citizens in the 21st century.

PREFACE

The material covered within this student handbook is intended as a method of communicating to students and parents regarding general district information, rules
and procedures and is not intended to either enlarge or diminish any Board policy, administrative regulation or collective bargaining agreement. Material contained
herein may therefore be superseded by such Board policy, administrative regulation or collective bargaining agreement. Any information contained in this student
handbook is subject to unilateral revision or elimination from time to time without notice.

No information in this handbook shall be viewed as an offer, expressed or implied or as a guarantee of any employment of any duration.

Cascade School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, disability, marital status, sex or age in providing education or
access to benefits of education services, activities and programs in accordance with Title VI, Title VII and Title IX and other civil rights or discrimination issues,
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the State of Oregon prohibit discrimination in all USDA programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national
origin, sex, religion, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 14th and
Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA and the State of Oregon are equal opportunity providers
and employers.

The following individuals have been designated to coordinate compliance with these legal requirements and may be contacted at the district office for additional
information and/or compliance issues:

Superintendent
Personnel Director
Special Services Director

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                                                                                                                     CREDIT ON-LINE/CORRESPONDENCE .................................................... 10                                 PROGRAMS & ASSEMBLIES...................................................................... 20
Table of Contents                                                                                                    DANCES/SOCIAL EVENTS ......................................................................... 10                     PROMOTION, RETENTION AND PLACEMENT .......................................... 20
                                                                                                                     DISTRIBUTION OF MATERIAL.................................................................... 10                       RECORDS.................................................................................................... 20
Superintendent, Board Members & Administrators..........................................ii                           DRESS AND GROOMING ........................................................................... 11                          Moving to Another School .................................................................. 20
Mission Statement..........................................................................................iii       DRUG FREE ZONE ..................................................................................... 11                    Social Security Number...................................................................... 21
Dates of Interest..............................................................................................v          Tobacco Prohibited ............................................................................ 11                    Transfer of Education Records........................................................... 21
Philosophy......................................................................................................vi                                                                                                                              Requests of Education Records ......................................................... 21
Successful Students.......................................................................................vi         EDUCATION FOR ALL CHILDREN ............................................................. 11                                Access/Release of Education Records............................................... 21
Parents & Volunteers .....................................................................................vi         ELEMENTARY CALENDAR......................................................................... 31                            Provision for Hearing to Challenge Content of Ed. Records ............... 21
                                                                                                                     EMERGENCY DRILLS................................................................................. 12                  REFRESHMENTS IN CLASSROOMS ......................................................... 21
ACADEMIC PROGRESS ............................................................................... 1                  EMERGENCY MEDICAL TREATEMENT..................................................... 12                                  REGISTRATION........................................................................................... 22
ADMISSION ................................................................................................... 1      EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES............................................................. 12                           REPORT CARDS ......................................................................................... 22
ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION......................................................................... 1
     In-District Alternative Ed Programs ...................................................... 1                    FACILITIES & EQUIPMENT......................................................................... 12                    SAFETY ....................................................................................................... 22
ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION NOTIFICATION .............................................. 1                                  FEES ........................................................................................................... 12        Safety Instruction................................................................................ 22
ANIMALS ON SCHOOL GROUNDS .............................................................. 2                                 Sports Fees........................................................................................ 13               Playground Safety Notice................................................................... 22
ASBESTOS.................................................................................................... 2       FIELD TRIPS................................................................................................ 13        SCHOOL PROPERTY (Vandalism) .............................................................. 22
ASSEMBLIES ................................................................................................ 2        FIRE AND EARTHQUAKE EMERGENCY DRILLS ...................................... 13                                        SEARCHES.................................................................................................. 22
ATTENDANCE............................................................................................... 2          FLAG SALUTE ............................................................................................. 13               Searches............................................................................................ 22
     Suspension of Driving Privileges.......................................................... 2                    FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM ....................................................................... 14                            Questioning........................................................................................ 23
     Absences and Excuses........................................................................ 3                        Lunch and Breakfast .......................................................................... 14               SECONDARY CALENDAR........................................................................... 32
     Exemption from Compulsory Attendance ............................................. 3                                  Prices................................................................................................. 14      SENIOR TRIPS ............................................................................................ 23
     Requesting Homework......................................................................... 3                        Detention Lunches ............................................................................. 14              SPECIAL PROGRAMS................................................................................. 23
     Change in Plans for After School ......................................................... 3                    FUND RAISING............................................................................................ 14           STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT................................................................. 23
     Leaving Early ....................................................................................... 3               Non-School Fundraisers..................................................................... 14                       Discipline/Due Process ...................................................................... 24
     Staying After School ............................................................................ 3                                                                                                                                        Detention............................................................................................ 24
     Tardies................................................................................................. 4      GANGS ........................................................................................................ 15          Suspension ........................................................................................ 24
     Truancy................................................................................................ 4       GRADE CLASSIFICATION .......................................................................... 15                         Expulsion............................................................................................ 24
                                                                                                                     GRADE REDUCTION .................................................................................. 15                      Discipline of Disabled Students .......................................................... 25
BELL SCHEDULE (Jr. & Sr. Highs).............................................................. 30                     GRADUATION ............................................................................................. 15           STUDENT COUNCIL.................................................................................... 25
BICYCLES AND SKATEBOARD INFORMATION .......................................... 4                                                                                                                                                           SUPERVISION OF STUDENTS ................................................................... 25
BOARD MEETINGS....................................................................................... 4              HEALTH SCREENINGS............................................................................... 16                   SUPPORT AND ENRICHMENT SERVICES ................................................ 25
BOUNDARIES ............................................................................................... 4         HOMEWORK ............................................................................................... 16                CARE Team/Student Support Team .................................................. 25
BULLYING/HARASSMENT/MENACING........................................................ 4                               HOURS OF OPERATIONS .......................................................................... 16                          English as a Second Language.......................................................... 25
     How Parents Can Help......................................................................... 5                                                                                                                                            Head Start.......................................................................................... 25
                                                                                                                     IMMUNIZATIONS REQUIRED ..................................................................... 16                            Migrant Education .............................................................................. 25
CERTIFICATE OF MASTERY........................................................................ 5                          Required Immunizations..................................................................... 16                        Resource Room and Life Skills Program ............................................ 25
CHILD ABUSE REPORTING ......................................................................... 5                    INSURANCE FOR STUDENTS.................................................................... 16                              Speech and Language Program......................................................... 26
CHILD CARE AFTER SCHOOL..................................................................... 5                                                                                                                                                  Title 1A............................................................................................... 26
CLASS RANKING .......................................................................................... 5           KINDERGARTEN......................................................................................... 16
CLOSED CAMPUS ........................................................................................ 5                  Early Entrance to Kindergarten .......................................................... 16                     TALENTED AND GIFTED PROGRAM ......................................................... 26
CLOSURES ................................................................................................... 6                                                                                                                                  Identification of TAG Students............................................................ 26
CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS ......................................................................... 6                    LABELING CLOTHING AND BELONGINGS................................................ 17                                        Appeals .............................................................................................. 26
COMMUNICABLE DISEASES ....................................................................... 6                      LOCKERS .................................................................................................... 17            Programs and Services ...................................................................... 26
     Head Lice............................................................................................. 6        LOST AND FOUND...................................................................................... 17                    Programs and Services Complaints ................................................... 26
     HIV, HBV and AIDS – Students ........................................................... 6                                                                                                                                            TELEPHONE USE BY STUDENTS.............................................................. 27
     Infection Control/HIV, Hep B, C and AIDS ........................................... 7                          MEDIA ACCESS TO STUDENTS ................................................................ 17                          TRANSCRIPT EVALUATION ....................................................................... 27
     Infection/Disease Instruction ................................................................ 7                MEDICATIONS FOR STUDENTS AT SCHOOL........................................... 17                                      TRANSFER OF STUDENTS ........................................................................ 27
COMPLAINTS................................................................................................ 7              District Administered Medication ........................................................ 17                     TRANSPORTATION..................................................................................... 27
     District Personnel Complaints .............................................................. 7                       Self-Medication .................................................................................. 17                 Trans. Rules Governing Students Riding Bus..................................... 27
     Discrimination on the Basis of Sex Complaints .................................... 7                                                                                                                                                       Discipline Policy Regulating Trans. Students’ Conduct....................... 28
     Education Standards Complaints ......................................................... 7                      PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT ........................................................................ 18                           Discipline Procedures for District-Approved Trans. ............................ 28
     Instructional Materials Complaints ....................................................... 7                    PARENTAL RIGHTS .................................................................................... 18                    Coaches, Teachers and Chaperones ................................................. 28
     Complaints about Evaluation, Identification or Placement.................... 8                                  PARENTS MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE ....................................................... 18                              TRIMESTER SCHEDULE............................................................................. 30
     Placement/Enrollment of Homeless Student Complaints ..................... 8                                     PERSONAL PROPERTY ............................................................................. 18
     Students with Sexual Harassment Complaints..................................... 8                                    Personal Toys and Equipment ........................................................... 18                       VEHICLES ON CAMPUS ............................................................................. 29
COMPUTER USE .......................................................................................... 9            PETS FROM HOME..................................................................................... 19                VISITORS WELCOMED............................................................................... 29
CONFERENCES.......................................................................................... 10             PHYSICAL EXAMS ...................................................................................... 19              WEAPONS PROHIBITED IN THE SCHOOLS.............................................. 29
COUNSELING ............................................................................................. 10          PICTURES ................................................................................................... 19
     Academic Counseling ........................................................................ 10                 POLICY CHANGES...................................................................................... 19               **    As used in this student handbook, the term parent includes legal
     Personal Counseling.......................................................................... 10                POSTERS .................................................................................................... 19       guardian or person in a parental relationship. The status and duties of a legal
CREDIT BY EXAMINATION......................................................................... 10                    PROGRAM EXEMPTIONS........................................................................... 19                      guardian are defined in ORS 126.003 - 126.095.
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                            Dates of Interest                                                       GUIDING PRINCIPLES
                                                                                                    Academic Expectations
School Begins (except Kindergarten) ..................................August 30                     We believe in challenging every student with a
Labor Day (no school)..................................................... September 6              comprehensive academic program and developing
                                                                                                    critical thinking skills.
School Begins for Kindergarten ...................................... September 7
Parent/Teacher Conferences (no school).....................October 14-15                            High Standards
Veteran’s Day (no school).............................................. November 11                 We believe in setting high standards for student
                                                                                                    performance and recognizing each student’s
No School ...................................................................... November 12        talents.
End of 1st Trimester....................................................... November 23
Grading Day (no school) ................................................ November 24                Lifelong Learners
                                                                                                    We believe in preparing students to be lifelong
Thanksgiving Break (no school)................................November 25-26                        learners.
Winter Break (no school) ..................................... December 20-Jan 2
New Years Day (no school) .................................................January 1                Affective Education
                                                                                                    We believe in enhancing self-esteem and building
School Resumes ..................................................................January 3          positive interpersonal relationships while forming a
Martin Luther King Day (no school) ...................................January 17                    societal conscience within all its members.
Teacher Work Day (no school) ..........................................January 18
                                                                                                    Student Preparation/
Parent/Teacher Conferences (no school)..........................January 31
                                                                                                    Technology
President’s Day (no school) ............................................. February 21               We believe in preparing students to live and work
Teacher Work Day (no school) ........................................ February 22                   in a global, diverse, technological and dynamic
                                                                                                    society.
End of 2nd Trimester..............................................................March 10
Grading Day (no school) .......................................................March 11             Workplace
Spring Break (no school) ................................................ March 21-25               We believe in creating and supporting a desirable
                                                                                                    and challenging workplace.
Memorial Day (no school) ........................................................May 30
Graduation ................................................................................June 1   Community
Last Day of School..................................................................June 10         We believe in enhancing the education of all
                                                                                                    learners through a partnership of schools and
                                                                                                    community.

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        PHILOSOPHY                                                                      Parents & Volunteers
We believe that students need to develop responsibility for themselves and their
behaviors. Positive student behavior is our goal. Our assumption is that each student   PARENT ORGANIZATIONS
will demonstrate self control and responsible behavior when guidelines and
expectations are known and understood. This allows each child to gain the best          The Parent Teacher Organizations (PTO) is a group of caring and concerned parents,
education experience for him/herself while maintaining a positive and productive        teachers and staff working together to provide the best educational environment for our
                                                                                        students. The purpose of the PTO is to assist and support the entire staff through:
learning environment throughout the school.
                                                                                        •    planning and organizing parent-school activities and fund-raisers
SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS                                                                     •    keeping open communication between teachers and parents through monthly
                                                                                             meetings
       attend school regularly and on time
                                                                                        •    recruiting and coordinating volunteers to handle the operations of various school
       are prepared for class                                                                events

       use class time purposefully                                                      •    purchasing different items throughout the school year to aid in our childrens’
                                                                                             education
       complete and turn in
       assignments on time                                                              The PTO meets regularly during the school year. Contact buildings for further details
                                                                                        (dates/times/location).
       work cooperatively with teachers and other students
                                                                                        The PTO will keep everyone informed of meetings, activities, fund-raisers and current
                                                                                        events through each building’s weekly newsletters and notices sent home with your
       listen to and follow the directions of all staff                                 child.

                                                                                        VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
                                                                                        Cascade Schools encourage and appreciate the help of the volunteers who assist the
                                                                                        school with their many varied skills. Some volunteers are available to help at school
                                                                                        during student hours while others help after hours.

                                                                                        There are several activities around the school that simply would not happen if it were
                                                                                        not for this help. Volunteers work various times – from daily to once a week. Anyone
                                                                                        interested in assisting is encouraged to contact his or her students’ teacher or call the
                                                                                        office for information.

                                                                                        All volunteers must complete a criminal history verification.

                                                                                        Preschool children and/or siblings should not accompany parents who volunteer in the
                                                                                        classroom.


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ACADEMIC PROGRESS
                                                                             In-District Alternative Education Programs
Cascade School District communicates with
parents by means of report cards with                                        1.     Tutorial instruction;
information on students’ progress on the                                     2.     Small group instruction;
attainment of the skills and knowledge as                                    3.     Professional technical programs;
required by the State of Oregon and the                                      4.     Work experience;
Cascade School District.                                                     5.     Instructional activities provided by other accredited institutions;
                                                                             6.     Community service;
                                                                             7.     Independent study;
ADMISSION                                                                    8.     Others as approved by the district.
A student seeking enrollment in the district for the first time must meet    Parents may request additional in-district alternative education
all academic, age, immunization, tuition and other eligibility               programs by submitting written requests to the principal.
prerequisites for admission as set forth in state law, board policy and
administrative regulations. Students and their parents should contact        Nondistrict Alternative Education Programs
the office for admission requirements.
                                                                             1. Other school(s)/program(s);
The district may deny regular school admission to a student who is           2. Community college;
expelled from another school district and who subsequently becomes a         3. Others as approved by the district.
resident of the district or who applies for admission to the district as a
non-resident student.
                                                                             ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION NOTIFICATION
The district shall deny regular school admission to a student who is
expelled from another school district for an offense that constitutes a      Individual notification to students and parents regarding the availability
violation of applicable state or federal law and who subsequently            of alternative education programs will be given semi-annually or when
becomes a resident of the district or who applied for admission to the       new programs become available under the following situations, as
district as a non-resident student.                                          appropriate:

Alternative education services will be provided as appropriate to                 1. When two or more severe disciplinary problems occur within a
resident students denied regular school admission.                                   three-year period (Severe disciplinary problems will be defined in
                                                                                     the Student Code of Conduct.);
ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION                                                             2. When attendance is so erratic the student is not benefiting from
                                                                                     the educational program (Erratic attendance will be defined on a
                                                                                     case-by-case basis.);
Alternative education program options have been established and                   3. When an expulsion is being considered*;
approved by the Board to meet the individual needs of students. These             4. When a student is expelled*;
programs will be made available to students who are unable to                     5. When a student's parent or an emancipated student applies for
succeed in the regular programs because of erratic attendance or                     exemption from attendance on a semi-annual basis.
behavioral problems; for students who have not met or who have
exceeded all of Oregon’s academic content standards or when a public         Individual notification shall be hand-delivered or sent by certified mail.
or private alternative program is not otherwise readily available or         Parents shall receive individual notification prior to an actual expulsion.
accessible.      Such programs consist of instruction or instruction
combined with counseling and may be public or private. Private               Notification shall include:
programs must be registered with the Oregon State Department of
Education. Home schooling shall not be used as an alternative                     1. The student's action;
education program placement. The district may, based on district                  2. A list of alternative education programs for the student;
criteria, provide alternative education programs for students expelled            3. The program recommendation based upon the student's learning
for violation of applicable state or federal weapons law.                            styles and needs;
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  4. Procedures for enrolling the student in the recommended                 The district will notify the parent in writing (in the native language of the
     program.                                                                parent) that, in accordance with law, the superintendent will schedule a
                                                                             conference with the non-attending student and his/her parent(s) to
*The district will not provide alternative education programs for            discuss attendance requirements. The written notice will include the
students expelled for violations of applicable state or federal weapons      following:
laws.
                                                                               1. The superintendent or the designee has the authority to enforce
ANIMALS ON SCHOOL GROUNDS                                                         the provisions of the compulsory attendance laws;
                                                                               2. Failure to send a student to school is a class C violation;
Animals are not allowed on school grounds                                      3. The district may issue a citation in the amount of $150 fine;
without prior approval from the building                                       4. A conference with the parent and student is required.
administrator. They can lead to injuries or
health hazards.                                                              Additionally, a parent or guardian, or other person lawfully charged with
                                                                             the care or custody of a student under 15 years of age, may under
                                                                             ORS163.577(1)(C), be found by the courts to have committed the
ASBESTOS                                                                     offense of failing to supervise a child who has failed to attend school as
                                                                             required. Failing to supervise a child is a Class A violation.
The district has complied with the Asbestos Hazard Emergency
Response Act (AHERA) by having its buildings inspected by accredited         Violations, as determined by the court, may be punishable by a
inspectors and the development of a management plan for the control          requirement to complete a parent effectiveness program approved by
of this substance. The management plan is available for public               the court and/or a fine of not more than $600.
inspection in the district office. The Plant Operations Manager serves
as the district's asbestos program manager and may be reached for            Suspension of Driving Privileges
additional information.                                                      Students who fail to maintain regular enrollment in school may have
                                                                             either their driving privileges suspended or the right to apply for driving
ASSEMBLIES                                                                   privileges suspended. The superintendent or designee may, under
                                                                             ORS 339.257, notify the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT)
A student's conduct in assemblies must meet the same standard as in          of the withdrawal of a student who is a least 15 years of age and under
the classroom. A student who does not abide by the district's Student        18 years of age. Upon notice by the district that a student has
Code of Conduct during an assembly shall be subject to disciplinary          withdrawn from school, ODOT shall notify the student that driving
action.                                                                      privileges will be suspended on the 30th day following the date of
                                                                             notice unless the student presents documentation that complies with
ATTENDANCE                                                                   ORS 807.066. A student shall be considered to have withdrawn from
                                                                             school if the student has:
All students between the ages of 7 and 18, who have not completed
grade 12, are required to attend school unless otherwise exempted by           1. More than 10 consecutive school days of unexcused absences;
law. School staff will monitor and report violations of the state
compulsory attendance law.                                                        or
                                                                               2. Fifteen school days total of unexcused absences during a single
Any parent, who fails to send a student to school within three (3) days           semester.
of notification by the district that their student is not complying with
attendance requirements, may be issued a citation by the district for the    The student has the right to appeal the superintendent/designee’s or
student’s failure to attend school. Failure to send a student to school is   Board’s decision through district suspension/expulsion due process
a Class C violation of law and is punishable by a court imposed fine up
to $150, as provided by ORS 339.925.                                         procedures.



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Absences and Excuses                                                           1. Employed full-time;
                                                                               2. Employed part-time and enrolled in school part-time;
When returning to school after an absence, a student must bring a note         3. Enrolled in a community college or other state-registered
signed by the parent that describes the reason for the absence.                   alternative education program.
Absence from school or class will be excused under the following
circumstances:                                                                 Requesting Homework
  1. Illness of the student;                                                   Parents of students who are unable to attend school for several days,
  2. Illness of an immediate family member when the student's                  due to illness or injury, may request homework assignments. In this
     presence at home is necessary;                                            way, students have the opportunity to receive and complete homework
  3. Emergency situations that require the student's absence;                  assignments while they are out of school. Parents make their
  4. Field trips and school-approved activities;                               homework request by contacting the child’s teacher or the attendance
  5. Medical or dental appointments, confirmation of appointments              office.   Please allow 24 hours for the collection of homework
     may be required;                                                          assignments.
  6. Other reasons deemed appropriate by the school administrator
     when satisfactory arrangements have been made in advance of               Change in Plans for After School
     the absence.
  7. Excuses must be presented within 2 days of the absence.                   When a child must go home with another child after school or to a
     Failure to do so will result in a detention.                              place other than their usual destination, parents should send a note
                                                                               with the child. When an unforeseen emergency arises and this
Students may be excused on a limited basis from a preplanned                   arrangement must be made over the phone, the caller will be asked to
classroom activity or from selected portions of the established                furnish a return phone number so that the office can verify the call.
curriculum on the basis of a disability or for personal, religious or ethnic
considerations.                                                                Leaving Early
A student who becomes ill during the school day should, with the               Students may leave the building before the school day is over if they
teacher’s permission, report to the attendance office. The attendance          become ill or injured or for other emergencies. Students must report to
secretary will decide whether or not the student should be sent home           the office first. Parents must come into the office to pick up their child.
and will notify the student’s parent as appropriate.                           If a child must leave early for an appointment, the parent must come to
                                                                               sign the child out in the office. Identification may be requested from
A student who has been absent for any reason is encouraged to make             anyone seeking release of a student.
up specific assignments missed and/or to complete additional in-depth
study assigned by the teacher to meet subject or course requirements.          NO CHILD WILL BE ALLOWED TO LEAVE SCHOOL WITHOUT
Parents should contact the office to arrange for the collection of             CONFIRMATION AND APPROVAL, IN WRITING OR VERBALLY,
homework assignments for a student who will be absent for several              FROM THE LEGAL PARENT/GUARDIAN.
days. Failure to make up assigned work within a reasonable amount of
time as allowed by the teacher will result in a grade of zero for the          Failure to abide by this rule will result in detention.
assignment. Absenteeism will not be used as a sole criterion for the
reduction of grades. A student who is absent from school for any               Staying After School
reason will not be allowed to participate in school-related activities on
that day or evening.                                                           All students are to go home immediately after the regular school day.
                                                                               Exceptions to this rule are made for students staying after school if
Exemption from Compulsory Attendance                                           requested by a teacher or for participation in supervised activities that
                                                                               are arranged with parents/guardian. Students enrolled in after school
The school may grant an exemption form compulsory attendance to the            child care are also allowed to stay.
parent of a student who is 16 or 17 years of age or an emancipated
minor provided the student is:


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Tardies                                                                     BOUNDARIES
Students in grades 1-6 and all day kindergarten are                         Students who live within the Cascade School boundaries are to attend
counted tardy if they arrive in the classroom after 7:55                    school in the district.
a.m. Students who are tardy repeatedly may be
required to make up missed time during recess. If it is                       •   Parents who move out of the district and wish their children to
unavoidable for a student to be late, he/she must have                            continue to attend school in the district, must complete an
a written excuse signed by the parent or guardian                                 interdistrict transfer request and be approved by the residing and
stating the reason for the tardiness.                                             attending school district superintendents.
Three unexcused tardies in a class at the high school will result in a        •   Parents who reside within the district who wish their children to
referral.                                                                         attend another public school must complete an interdistrict
                                                                                  transfer request and be approved by the residing and attending
Breakfast is served at approximately 7:30 a.m. Students should not                school district superintendents.
arrive at school before the start of the breakfast serving.
                                                                              •   Parents who reside within the district and wish their children to
Truancy                                                                           attend an elementary school other than their neighborhood
                                                                                  school must submit an intradistrict transfer to their local resident
A student who is absent from school or from any class without                     school administrator.
permission will be considered truant and will be subject to disciplinary
action including detention, suspension, expulsion and/or ineligibility to   Cascade policy JECC and procedures for such transfers are available
participate in athletics or other activities.                               from each elementary building principal.

BICYCLES AND SKATEBOARD INFORMATION                                         BULLYING/HARASSMENT/MENACING
Students may ride bikes to school. They should                              At Cascade School District we are very serious about creating a safe
provide their own locks for security and park in                            school environment for everyone. Cascade School District policy (JBA)
designated areas only. Students should not ride
bicycles on school grounds during school hours.                             states that harassment of students by a member of the staff to a
They are to observe all bicycle safety rules,                               student, by a student to another student or by a student to a district
including wearing a helmet, when traveling to and                           staff member will not be tolerated in the district. This policy is in effect
from school.                                                                while students are on district grounds, district property or on property
                                                                            within the jurisdiction of the district; while on district-owned and/or
Skateboards are not allowed on school grounds.                              district-operated busses, vehicles, or chartered busses; while attending
                                                                            or engaged in district activities; and while away from district grounds if
BOARD MEETINGS                                                              the misconduct directly affects the good order, efficient management,
                                                                            and welfare of the district.
Meetings of the Cascade Board of Education are open to the public.
They are usually held on the second Monday and, when needed, the            Harassment includes, but is not limited to, harassment on the basis of
fourth Monday of each month, except when rescheduled because of a
holiday. All meeting notices are posted at each elementary school and       race, color, national origins, sex, religion, age or disability.
at the local post offices. The Board of Education welcomes citizens to
the meetings and always considers their input and advice for planning       Procedures will be implemented at each level to investigate the
and operating the school.                                                   situation, take actions to stop the behavior, and help the student
                                                                            resume a confident and able attitude toward participating in the school
                                                                            environment again.

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                                                                             Parents should contact these schools for more information.
How Parents Can Help:
                                                                             CLASS RANKING
As a parent, you are the most important advocate for your student. It is
important that you listen to what your child tells you about troubling       In the interest of encouraging and recognizing outstanding academic
events if they are at school or on their way to or from school. If you see   achievement, a valedictorian and a salutatorian will be selected for
or hear anything that makes you suspect that your student or any             each graduating class. The valedictorian and salutatorian will be
student has experienced something that could be viewed as                    selected according to the following procedure:
harassment, please call the school office at once. Complaint forms will
be available in the principal’s office.                                      1.   The valedictorian will be the student(s) who obtain a 4.0 or above
                                                                                  as computed at the end of the first semester in the senior year;
The times parents will be contacted include situations when a student        2.   Valedictorian(s) candidate(s) cannot have more than two earned B
clearly feels harassed by an adult, a student requests parent contact,            grades;
student-to-student harassment that is repeated, parents specifically         3.   In case no valedictorian(s) candidate(s) have a 4.0 or above, the
request contact or a student is endangered.                                       student with the highest G.P.A. will be the valedictorian;
                                                                             4.   The salutatorian(s) will be determined by G.P.A. In case of a tie
CERTIFICATE OF MASTERY                                                            for salutatorian, co-salutatorians will be honored;
                                                                             5.   Foreign exchange students will not be considered in computing
Students who meet grade 10 state standards will be awarded a                      rank or academic honors;
Certificate of Initial Mastery. Students will earn these certificates near   6.   To be eligible for valedictorian or salutatorian honors, a student
the end of their sophomore year, or receive extra help if they need it            must be enrolled at Cascade Jr/Sr High School prior to and
and retest later.                                                                 continuously following the tenth day of the student’s graduation
                                                                                  year;
                                                                             7.   A student who is enrolled in less than six classes will not be
CHILD ABUSE REPORTING                                                             considered when assigning rank for a student’s first seven
                                                                                  semesters ORS 332.107, IKC.
Any school employee who has reasonable cause or reasonable
suspicion to believe that any child with whom he/she has come in
contact has suffered abuse or neglect, as defined in state law, or that      CLOSED CAMPUS
any adult with whom he/she is in contact has abused a child, will
immediately notify the Department of Human Services/Community                The campus at Cascade High School is closed during the school day
Human Services or the local law enforcement agency. The school               from 8:00 a.m. until 3:10 p.m. All students are expected to stay on
employee shall also immediately inform his/her supervisor, building
principal and superintendent.                                                campus at all times during the day. Leaving the campus during the
                                                                             school day without permission from an administrator and following
CHILD CARE AFTER SCHOOL                                                      appropriate check-out procedures in the attendance office will result in
                                                                             detention, suspension, loss of driving privileges, or even expulsion.
Private providers will be offering after-school childcare for children in    Leaving campus for lunch will not be considered an excused absence.
grades K-6 at the following locations:                                       Students needing to leave campus during the school day for appoint-
                                                                             ments or family emergencies may do so ONLY with PRIOR
    ☺ Aumsville Elementary (503-749-8492)                                    APPROVAL of parents/guardians AND an administrator.
    ☺ Cloverdale Elementary (503-749-8494)
    ☺ Turner Elementary (503-749-8491)


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CLOSURES                                                                      rubella, scabies*, staph infections*, strep infections*, and tuberculosis.
                                                                              Parents with questions should contact the school office.
                In case of hazardous or emergency conditions, the
                superintendent may alter district and transportation          Head Lice
                schedules, as are appropriate to the particular condition.
                Such alterations include closure of all schools, closure      Head lice falls under the Oregon Communicable Disease Law.
                of selected schools or grade levels, delayed openings of      Therefore, students are checked for infestation on a periodic basis.
schools and early dismissal of students. A list of local TV and radio         Any child found to have head lice will be excluded from class until the
stations is located on the back cover of this handbook.                       condition has been treated. All head lice and nits must be removed
                                                                              before a child may return to school. An adult must accompany
                                                                              students on their return. Students will be checked by school staff and
PARENTS SHOULD NOT CALL THE SCHOOL OR THE RADIO/TELEVISION                    must be nit free.
STATIONS.
                                                                              HIV, HBV and AIDS - Students
In the event the weather turns dangerous during the day, children may
be sent to the emergency residence listed on their registration form.         As a general rule, a student six years of age or older infected with HIV
The school will not be able to call each parent in case of an emergency       or HBV, who does not present special risks to others in an education
                                                                              setting is entitled to remain in a regular classroom setting and eligible
closure.                                                                      for all rights, privileges and services as provided by law and board
                                                                              policy. The district recognizes that a student/parent has no obligation
CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS                                                         to report an HIV or HBV condition diagnosis to the district.

Student clubs and performing groups such as the band, choir, rally,           “Special risk” student means those students infected with HBV or HIV
dance and athletic teams may establish rules of conduct - and                 whose health care provider has reasonable grounds to believe present
                                                                              special risk to other students or adults in an educational setting. Such
consequences for misconduct - that are more strict than those for             special risks include, but are not limited to, a student’s ongoing history
students in general. If a violation is also a violation of the Student Code   of biting others.
of Conduct, the consequences specified by the district shall apply in
addition to any consequences specified by the organization.                   If the district is informed, the district is also prohibited by law from
Students/parents must sign an acknowledgment of stricter standards of         releasing information unless the infected person or parent gives
behavior as a condition of participation in clubs and organizations as        permission for such release. If a student (parent) wishes to divulge
needed.                                                                       such information and continues attending school, the district will meet
                                                                              with the infected individual or representative to develop appropriate
                                                                              procedures.
COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
                                                                              Parents of an HIV student five years of age or younger, or any other
Parents of a student with a communicable or contagious disease are            HIV student deemed special risk by the student’s health care provider
asked to telephone the attendance secretary so that other students            as well as parents of any students with AIDS, are required to notify the
who have been exposed to the disease can be alerted. A student with           superintendent of the student’s infection in order for the student to be
certain school restrictable diseases is not allowed to come to school         granted permission to continue to attend school. Failure to do so will
while the disease is contagious. This restriction is removed by the           result in an order by the Oregon Department of Human Services or
written statement of the local health officer or a licensed physician (with   local health department excluding the student from school or the parent
the concurrence of the local health officer) that the disease is no longer    may voluntarily withdraw the student from school. In either case,
communicable to others in the school setting. For those diseases              students and parents will be notified of alternative education programs.
indicated by an asterisk (*) below, the restriction may be removed by
office staff. These diseases include chicken pox*, diphtheria, measles,       Individuals with questions regarding these requirements of law or
meningitis, mumps*, lice infestations*, whooping cough, plague,               district procedures should contact the special services director.


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Definitions:                                                                complaint to the superintendent within 15 calendar days who will
                                                                            investigate the complaint and render a decision.
  *HIV - Human Immunodeficiency Virus
  HBV Hepatitis B Virus                                                     If the complainant is dissatisfied with the decision of the
  AIDS - Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome                                superintendent, he/she may appeal to the Board, in care of the
  HCV – Hepatitis C Virus                                                   superintendent, within 10 calendar days following receipt of the
                                                                            superintendent’s decision.  The superintendent will provide the
                                                                            complainant with necessary Board appeal procedures.        Board
Infection Control/ HIV, Hepatitis B, C and AIDS                             decisions are final.

Although HIV, AIDS, HBV and HCV are serious illnesses, the risk of          Discrimination on the Basis of Sex Complaints
contracting the disease in school is extremely low and generally limited
to situations where non-intact skin or mouth, eye or other mucous           A student and/or parent with a complaint regarding possible
membranes would be exposed to blood or any body fluids                      discrimination of a student on the basis of sex should contact the
contaminated with blood from an infected person.                            superintendent.

Since any such risk is serious, however, the district requires that staff   Education Standards Complaints
and students approach infection control using standard precautions.
That is, each student and staff member is to assume all direct contact      Any resident of the district or parent of a student attending district
with human blood and body fluids is regarded as known to be infectious      schools may make an appeal or complaint, alleging violation of the
for HIV, AIDS, HBV, HCV and/or other infectious diseases.                   district’s compliance with an educational standard as provided by the
                                                                            State Board of Education. The complainant should first discuss the
Infection/Disease Instruction                                               nature of the alleged violation with the individual involved. If the
                                                                            complainant wishes to pursue the matter further, he/she will be
An age-appropriate plan of instruction about                                provided upon request a copy of all applicable district procedures.
infections/diseases including AIDS, HIV, HBV
and HCV has been included as an integral                                    After exhausting local procedures for 45 or more days after filing a
part of the district’s health curriculum. Any                               written complaint with the district (whichever occurs first), any
parent may request that his/her student be                                  complainant may make a direct appeal to the State Superintendent of
excused from that portion of the instructional                              Public Instruction.
program required by Oregon law by
contacting the principal for additional                                     Instructional Materials Complaints
information and procedures. Students or
parents with questions about the district’s AIDS, HIV, HBV and HCV          Complaints by students or parents about instructional materials should
health education program should contact the special services director.      be directed to the principal. Should the student or parent, following
                                                                            initial efforts at informal resolution of the complaint, desire to file a
COMPLAINTS                                                                  formal complaint, a “Reconsideration Request Form for Re-evaluation
                                                                            of Instructional Material” may be requested from the school office. The
District Personnel Complaints
                                                                            principal will be available to assist in the completion of such forms as
A student or parent who has a complaint concerning a                        requested.
classroom/teacher issue should first bring the matter to the appropriate
teacher in an appropriate manner. If the complaint is with other district   All “Reconsideration Request Forms” must be signed by the
personnel the issue should be brought to their attention in an              complainant and filed with the superintendent.
appropriate manner. If the outcome is not satisfactory, a conference
with their principal or supervisor can be requested within 5 calendar
days. If the outcome of the conference with the principal/supervisor is     A reconsideration committee, comprised in accordance with Board
not satisfactory, the student or parent may file a written, signed          policy, will review the material and forward a recommendation to the

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superintendent for appropriate action and notification to the                          or creates an intimidating, offensive or hostile educational or working
                                                                                       environment. Relevant factors to be considered will include, but not be
complainant.       A copy of the committee’s recommendation and                        limited to, did the individual view the environment as hostile; was it
justification will be forwarded to the complainant together with the                   reasonable to view the environment as hostile; the nature of the conduct;
superintendent’s written decision.                                                     how often the conduct occurred and how long it continued, age and sex of
                                                                                       the complainant; whether the alleged harasser was in a position of power
                                                                                       over the student or staff member subjected to the harassment; number of
The complainant may appeal the superintendent’s decision to the                        individuals involved; age of the alleged harasser; where the harassment
Board, whose decision will be final.                                                   occurred; and other incidents of sexual harassment at the school involving
                                                                                       the same or other students or staff.
Complaints About Evaluation, Identification, or Placement of a
Student with a Disability or 504 Eligibility                                       Building principals, the compliance officer and the superintendent have
                                                                                   responsibility for investigations concerning sexual harassment. All
A complaint or concern regarding the identification, evaluation or                 complaints shall be investigated. The investigator shall be a neutral
placement of a student with disabilities or the accessibility of the               party having had no involvement in the complaint presented.
district's services, activities or programs to a student, should be
directed to the Special Services Director.                                         Step I    Any sexual harassment information (complaints, rumors, etc.)
                                                                                       shall be presented to the building principal, compliance officer or
Placement/Enrollment of Homeless Student Complaints                                    superintendent. All such information shall be reduced to writing
                                                                                       and will include the specific nature of the sexual harassment and
In the event a dispute arises over school selection or enrollment of a                 corresponding dates.
student in a homeless situation, the student will be immediately
admitted to the school in which enrollment is sought pending resolution            Step II    The district official receiving the information or complaint
of the dispute. The student/parent may appeal the school’s written                     shall promptly initiate an investigation. He/She will arrange such
decision in accordance with established district procedures. Additional                meetings as may be necessary to discuss the issue with all
information may be obtained by contacting the district’s liaison for                   concerned parties within five working days after receipt of the
students in homeless situations.                                                       information or complaint. All findings of the investigation, including
                                                                                       the response of the alleged harasser, shall be in writing. The
Students with Sexual Harassment Complaints                                             district official(s) conducting the investigation shall notify the
                                                                                       complainant in writing when the investigation is concluded. The
Sexual harassment by staff, students, Board members, school                            parties will have an opportunity to submit evidence and a list of
volunteers, parents, school visitors, service contractors or others                    witnesses.
engaged in district business is strictly prohibited in the district. District
includes district facilities, district premises and non-district property if           The date and details of notification to the complainant, together
the student or employee is at any district-sponsored, district-approved                with any other documentation related to the sexual harassment
or district-related activity or function, such as field trips or athletic              incident, including disciplinary action taken or recommended, shall
events where students are under the control of the district or where the               be forwarded to the superintendent.
employee is engaged in district business.
Sexual harassment of students means unwelcome sexual                               Step III If the complainant is not satisfied with the decision at Step II,
advances, request for sexual favors and other verbal or physical                       he/she may submit a written appeal to the superintendent or
conduct of a sexual nature when:                                                       designee. Such appeal must be filed within ten working days after
                                                                                       receipt of the Step II decision. The superintendent or designee will
1.   The conduct or communication has the purpose or effect of demanding               arrange such meetings with the complainant and other affected
     sexual favors in exchange for benefits;                                           parties as deemed necessary to discuss the appeal.               The
2.   Submission to or rejection of the conduct or communication is used as the         superintendent or designee shall provide a written decision to the
     basis for educational decisions affecting a student or employment or              complainant’s appeal within ten working days.
     assignment of staff;
3.   The conduct or communication is so severe, persistent or pervasive that it
     has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with a student’s        Step IV If the complainant is not satisfied with the superintendent’s or
     education performance or with an employee’s ability to perform his/her job;       designee’s decision, a written appeal with the Board may be filed

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    within ten working days after receipt of the Step III decision. The
    Board shall, within 20 working days, conduct a hearing at which
    time the complainant shall be given an opportunity to present the
    written appeal. The Board shall provide a written decision to the
    complainant within ten working days following completion of the
    hearing.
Step V If the complaint is not satisfactorily settled, an appeal may be
    made to the Regional Civil Rights Director, U.S. Department of        4. Procedures are in place to help ensure the safety and security of
    Education, Office for Civil Rights, Region X, 915 2nd Ave., Room         students when using electronic mail, chat rooms and other forms of
    3310, Seattle, WA 98174-1099. Direct appeals may be filed with           direct electronic communications;
    an enforcement agency at any time.
Changes to the above procedure may be made if an administrator is         5. Unauthorized access, including so-called “hacking” and other
named in the complaint or reported incident.                                 unlawful activities by students online is prohibited;

Confidentiality will be maintained. The educational assignments or        6. Unauthorized disclosure, use and dissemination of personal
study environment of the student shall not be adversely affected as a        information regarding students is prohibited;
result of the good faith reporting of sexual harassment.
Students or parents with complaints not covered by this student           7. Measures designed to restrict students’ access to materials harmful
handbook should contact the principal.                                       to students have been installed.

COMPUTER USE                                                              The district retains ownership and control of its computers, hardware,
                                                                          software and data at all times. All communications and stored
Students may be permitted to use the district’s electronic                information transmitted, received or contained in the district’s
communication system only to conduct business related to the              information system are the district’s property and are to be used for
management or instructional needs of the district or to conduct           authorized purposes only. Use of district equipment or software for
research related to education consistent with the district’s mission or
goals. Personal use of district computers, including e-mail is strictly   unauthorized purposes is strictly prohibited. To maintain system
prohibited.                                                               integrity, monitor network etiquette and ensure that those authorized to
                                                                          use the district’s system are in compliance with Board policy,
The district’s electronic communications system meets the following       administrative regulations and law, school administrators may routinely
federal Children’s Internet Protection Act requirements:                  review user files and communications.
1. Technology protection matters have been installed and are in           Files and other information, including E-mail, sent or received,
   continuous operation to protect against internet access by both
   adults and students to visual depictions that are obscene, child       generated or stored on district servers are not private and may be
   pornography or, with respect to the use of the computers by            subject to monitoring. By using the district’s system, individuals
   students, harmful to students;                                         consent to have that use monitored by authorized district personnel.
                                                                          The district reserves the right to access and disclose, as appropriate,
2. The on-line activities or students are monitored;                      all information and data contained on district computers and district-
                                                                          owned E-mail system.
3. Access by students to inappropriate matter on the internet and
   world wide web is denied.
                                                                          Students who violate Board policy, administrative regulation, including
                                                                          general system user prohibitions shall be subject to discipline up to and
                                                                          including expulsion and/or revocation of district system access up to

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and including permanent loss of privileges. Violations of law will be       CREDIT BY EXAMINATION
reported to law enforcement officials.
                                                                            A student who has had sufficient prior formal instruction, as determined
CONFERENCES                                                                 by the district and on the basis of a review of the student’s educational
                                                                            records, may gain credit for a course by passing an examination based
It is the desire of school staff to help students and parents with issues   on the common curriculum goals of the course. A student may not use
pertaining to school. Daytime and evening parent teacher conferences        credit by examination to regain eligibility to participate in extracurricular
are scheduled annually in the fall and optionally in the spring to review
student progress (see school calendar). Either parents or teachers          activities.
may request a conference at any time.
                                                                            CREDIT ON-LINE/CORRESPONDENCE
The district encourages a student or parent in need of additional
information or with questions or concerns to confer with the appropriate
teacher, counselor or principal. A parent who wishes to confer with a       All credit on-line courses MUST be approved by the principal PRIOR to
teacher may call the office for an appointment before or after school,      enrollment of that course. All correspondence courses will not be
during the teacher's preparation period or request that the teacher calls   accepted.
the parent to arrange a mutually convenient time.
                                                                            DANCES/SOCIAL EVENTS
COUNSELING
                                                                            The rules of good conduct and grooming shall be observed for school
Academic Counseling                                                         dances and social events. Guests will be expected to observe the
                                                                            same rules as students attending the events. The person inviting the
Students are encouraged to talk with a district counselor, teachers and     guest will share responsibility for the conduct of the guest. Anyone
building administrators in order to learn about the curriculum, course      leaving before the official end of the activity will not be readmitted. Any
offerings and graduation requirements. All students in grades 9-12 and      dance or social event is considered an extra-curricular activity.
their parents shall be notified annually about the recommended              Students may be denied entrance to such an event for any reason a
courses for students. Students who are interested in attending a            building administrator deems appropriate.
college, university or training school, or pursuing some other advanced
education, should work closely with their counselor so that they may
                                                                            DISTRIBUTION OF MATERIAL
take the courses that will best prepare them for further work. The
counselor can also provide information about entrance examinations          All aspects of school-sponsored publications,
required by many colleges and universities, as well as information          including newspapers and/or yearbooks, are
about financial aid and housing.                                            completely under the supervision of the teacher
                                                                            and principal. Students may be required to submit
Personal Counseling                                                         such publications to the administration for
                                                                            approval.
A child development specialist/counselor is available to assist students
                                                                            Written    materials,      handbills,   photographs,
with a wide range of personal concerns, including such areas as social,     pictures, petitions, films, tapes or other visual or auditory materials may
family, emotional, academic, drug, alcohol or tobacco dependency.           not be sold, circulated or distributed on district property by a student or
The child development specialist/counselor may also make available          a non-student without the approval of the administration.
information about community resources to address personal concerns.
                                                                            Materials not under the editorial control of the district must be
                                                                            submitted to the principal for review and approval before being
                                                                            distributed to students. Materials shall be reviewed based on legitimate
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educational concerns. Such concerns include whether the material is           DRUG FREE ZONE
defamatory; age appropriate to the grade level and/or maturity of the
reading audience; poorly written, inadequately researched, biased or          By law, a drug-free zone of 1,000 feet has been established around
prejudiced; not factual; or not free of racial, ethnic, religious or sexual   each school campus. The possession, selling and/or use of illegal and
bias. Materials include advertising that is in conflict with public school    harmful drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited. This
laws, rules and/or Board policy, deemed inappropriate for students or         includes substance abuse and drug paraphernalia. This prohibition
may be reasonably perceived by the public to bear the sanction or             applies during the regular school day and/or at any district-related
approval of the district. If material is not approved within 24 hours of      activity, regardless of time or location and while being transported on
the time that it was submitted, it must be considered disapproved.            district-provided transportation. Students in violation of the district’s
Disapprovals may be appealed by submitting the disapproved material           drug, alcohol and tobacco policy will be subject to disciplinary action
to the superintendent; material not approved by the superintendent            and referral to law enforcement officials, as appropriate, in accordance
within three days is considered disapproved. This disapproval may be          with the Student Code of Conduct.
appealed to the Board at its next regular meeting when the individual
shall have a reasonable period of time to present his/her viewpoint.          Since drug, alcohol and tobacco use is illegal for students and
                                                                              interferes with both effective learning and the healthy development of
                                                                              students, the district has a fundamental and ethical obligation to
DRESS AND GROOMING                                                            prevent drug, alcohol and tobacco use and to maintain a drug-free
                                                                              educational environment.
The following general guidelines for all students are:
                                                                              Parents are encouraged to contact the counseling office for information
1.   Clothing shall be appropriate to the activity.                           on district and community resources available to assist students in
2.   Clothing should not cause a safety or health problem.                    need.
3.   Clothing should not cause a disruption to the education process.
4.   Students who represent the school in a voluntary activity may be         Tobacco Prohibited
     required to meet additional dress and grooming standards.
                                                                                          Our district recognizes that the use of tobacco could create
The following fashion or grooming guidelines for all students are:                        a health hazard for users as well as non-users. In order to
                                                                                          protect the health of students, staff, and the general public,
1. Any clothing or jewelry exhibiting sexual, profane, drug, alcohol,                     provide a healthy learning environment, and promote good
   tobacco, racial or gang image, words, colors or signs is prohibited.                   health habits for students, the use of tobacco and tobacco
2. Clothing or jewelry that could cause personal injury or property           products shall be prohibited in school facilities and on school grounds
   damage is not allowed.                                                     or at any school activity.
3. Clothing that is revealing or provocative is not allowed.
   Undergarments must be worn but not show. Straps should be at               EDUCATION FOR ALL CHILDREN
   least 1” wide. Shorts, skirts, and dresses must be fingertip length
   when the arm is extended at the side. Tube tops, halter-tops and           The Cascade School District complies with all state and federal laws
   backless clothing are not permitted. Clothing must cover the body          and regulations regarding the free appropriate education of all children
   from the underarm to the mid-thigh.                                        in the least restrictive environment. The district wants to find and
4. Sunglasses, hats or any other type of head coverings shall not be          evaluate children under the age of 21 years who have significant
   worn in school buildings during school hours.                              learning, communication, physical, mental, emotional or behavioral
5. Shoes must be worn at all times.                                           challenges that impede educational progress so that appropriate
6. Hair will be groomed in a manner as to not cause disruption or             services may be provided. Contact the building principal if you have
   unsafe situations.                                                         concerns about your child’s development.
7. All pants and skirts must be above the hipbone.
                                                                              While parents have the option of placing their children in a private
                                                                              school or obtaining additional services (such as tutoring) from a private
                                                                              individual or organization, the District is not obligated to cover resulting
                                                                              tuition or costs. The District will not pay for private services or tuition
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for any student unless required to do so by state or federal law. If a        and will attempt to notify the student's parents whenever the student
parent wishes the District to consider a publicly funded private              has been transported for treatment.
placement or private services, the parent must give the District notice
and opportunity to propose other options available within the public
school system before the private placement or services are obtained.          EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Therefore, for any regular education, 504, or IDEA student, a parent          All students, regardless of their ability levels are encouraged to take
must give notice either at the last IEP or 504 meeting prior to obtaining     part in extracurricular activities and the many worthwhile learning
private services, or in writing at least 10 business days prior to            experiences that involvement in student government, student clubs,
obtaining private services. The notice must include the parent’s intent       organizations, athletics and other activities has to offer. Interested
to obtain private services, the parent’s rejection of the educational
program offered by the District, and the parent’s request that the            students should contact the office for additional information.
private service be funded by the District. Failure to provide notice may
result in a denial of any subsequent reimbursement request.                   FACILITIES & EQUIPMENT
                                                                              The Cascade School District recognizes the benefits of making school
EMERGENCY DRILLS                                                              facilities available for community groups’ use. Senior citizens, local
                                                                              businesses, adult recreational groups and others are allowed to use the
Students and staff shall participate in and receive instruction in            grounds and buildings when their use does not conflict with the needs
emergency drills or rapid dismissal for fire or other emergencies at least    of student programs or activities and when proper arrangements have
once each month during the school year, for earthquakes twice each            been made with the principal. Non-profit organizations may borrow
year.                                                                         school equipment with permission from the principal.

A map/diagram of the fire escape route to be followed is posted near all      FEES
classroom doorways and reviewed with students. When the fire alarm
is sounded, students must follow the direction of staff quickly, quietly      Materials that are part of the basic educational program are provided
and in an orderly fashion.                                                    without charge to a student. A student is expected to provide his/her
                                                                              own supplies of pencils, paper, erasers and notebooks and may be
EMERGENCY MEDICAL TREATMENT                                                   required to pay certain other fees or deposits, including:
                                                                               1. Club dues;
A student who becomes ill or is injured at school must notify his/her          2. Security deposits;
teacher or another staff member as soon as possible. In the case of a          3. Materials for a class project the student will keep in excess of
serious illness or injury, the school shall attempt to notify parents             minimum course requirements and at the option of the student;
according to information provided on emergency forms and submitted             4. Personal physical education and athletic equipment and apparel;
by parents to the school. Parents are encouraged to update this                5. Voluntary purchases of pictures, publications, class rings,
information as often as necessary.                                                graduation announcements, etc.;
                                                                               6. Student accident insurance and insurance on school-owned
If the student is too ill to remain in school, the student will be released       instruments;
to the student's parents or to another person as directed by parents on        7. Instrument rental and uniform maintenance;
the student's emergency form.                                                  8. Student identification cards;
                                                                               9. Fees for damaged library books and school-owned equipment;
School staff may administer emergency or minor first aid if possible.         10. Lock or locker deposits or fees;
The school will contact emergency medical personnel, if necessary,            11. Fees for use of towels provided by the district for P.E. classes or
                                                                                  athletics;

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12. Field trips considered optional to the district's regular school          Junior High
    program;                                                                  $50 per sport
13. Admission fees for certain extracurricular activities;                    $150 per student maximum
                                                                              $200 per family maximum
14. Participation fees or "pay to play" for involvement in activities;
15. Class fee.                                                                Senior High
                                                                              $75 per sport
The district will withhold the grade reports, diploma and records of any      $225 per student maximum
student who owes a debt of $50 or more for unpaid school fees, fines          $300 per family maximum
and charges. The district may withhold grade reports, diploma and
records of students owing less than $50. All such materials shall be          Combination Jr. & Sr. High Family
released upon payment of moneys owed. Fees, fines and charges                 $250 per family maximum
owed to the district may be waived at the discretion of the
superintendent or designee if:
                                                                              FIELD TRIPS
1. The district determines that the parent of a student is unable to pay
   the debt;                                                                  Field trips are for the purpose of introducing and supplementing
2. The payment of the debt could impact the health or safety of the           classroom learning experiences. Field trips may be scheduled for
   student;                                                                   educational, cultural or other extracurricular purposes. All students are
3. The creation of the notice of the debt owed would cost more than           considered to be “in school” while participating in district-sponsored
   the potential total debt collected relating to the notice;                 field trips. This means that students are subject to the school’s student
4. There are mitigating circumstances as determined by the                    conduct rules, applicable board policy and such other rules as may be
   superintendent or designee that preclude the collection of the debt.       deemed appropriate by the field trip supervisor.

A written or oral notice will be provided to the student and his/her                            When a field trip is planned, a description of the trip
parent(s) of the district’s intent to collect fees, fines and charges owed.                     will be sent home. Written permission is necessary
Notice will include the reason the student owes money to the district;                          for the student to leave the school grounds. A
the amount; if not paid, the district will withhold the grade reports,                          parent or guardian must sign the permission slip.
diploma and records of the student until the debt is paid; and that the                         Transportation will be provided as per district policy.
district may pursue the matter through a private collection agency or                           Siblings may not accompany parents on field trips.
other method available to the district. If the district goes to court to
collect damages or fees owing and prevails, the district can collect its      FIRE AND EARTHQUAKE EMERGENCY DRILLS
costs and reasonable attorney fees.
                                                                              Students and staff shall participate in and receive instruction in
Debts not paid within 10 calendar days of the district’s notice to the        emergency drills or rapid dismissal for fire, earthquakes or other
student and parent will result in the student’s grade reports, diploma        emergencies at least once each month during the school year. A
and records being withheld until the debt is paid and possible referral of    map/diagram of the fire escape route to be followed is posted near all
the debt to a private collection agency or other methods available to the     classroom doorways and reviewed with students. When the fire alarm
district. A request to waive the student’s debt must be submitted in          is sounded, students must follow the direction of staff quickly, quietly
writing to the superintendent or designee. Such requests must be              and in an orderly fashion.
received no later than 10 calendar days following the district’s notice.
                                                                              The district has an emergency evacuation plan in each building office.
Sports Fees                                                                   For more information, contact your school office.
The following sports fees will be effective for this school year.
                                                                              FLAG SALUTE
                                                                              Students will be provided an opportunity to salute the United States flag
                                                                              at least weekly by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.
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FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM                                                        The district will notify all households of its meal charge requirements
                                                                            early in the school year. The district’s meal charging requirements are
Lunch and Breakfast                                                         as follows:

Cascade Elementary schools prepare fresh, hot                               A charge account for students paying full or reduced price for meals
breakfast and lunch daily. These meals are served                           may be established with the district. Elementary students may charge
in the cafeteria and monthly menus are distributed.
Meals may be purchased through the office. Any                              no more than four meals. Junior/Senior students may charge no more
amount of money can be applied to your child’s                              than $3.50. Any student failing to keep his/her account current as
account, however it is less confusing for students                          required by the district shall not be allowed to charge the price of
when parents can purchase weekly or monthly                                 further meals until the account has been paid in full but will be allowed
lunches/milks.                                                              to purchase a meal if the student pays for the meal when it is received.
                                                                            Payment is due to the elementary office or junior/senior cafeteria daily
Good manners are expected. Students are expected to be considerate          or as needed. Students or parents of students may pre-pay meal
of others. Litter is to be placed in appropriate wastebaskets, trays and
silver taken to the appropriate location.                                   costs.

Parents are encouraged to eat lunch with their child at least once          Detention Lunches:
during the school year.
                                                                            Secondary students who receive citations for misbehavior will be
The district participates in the National and School Lunch, School          serving 30 minutes of lunch detention. All students will be provided a
Breakfast, Special Milk and Commodity programs and offers free and          healthy, well-balanced lunch and their lunch account will be charged
reduced price meals based on a student’s financial need. Applications
to determine eligibility are available in the school office. Parents are    accordingly. If the respective account is empty, a detention student will
encouraged to apply.                                                        not receive a lunch once his/her account reaches more than -$3.50
                                                                            unless he/she brings one from home or money to purchase it.
Increased participation in the free/reduced meal program helps the
school provide low cost/high quality meals and also entitles the district   FUND RAISING
to receive more funding from the State of Oregon.
                                                                                           Student organizations, clubs or classes, athletic teams,
Lunch and Breakfast Prices                                                                 outside organizations and/or parent groups may
                                                                                           occasionally be permitted to conduct fund-raising drives.
     Milk                                    .35                                           An application for permission must be made to the
                                                                                           principal at least ten days before the event. All funds
BREAKFAST                                                                                  raised or collected by or for school approved student
                                                                            groups will be receipted, deposited and accounted for in accordance
   Elementary                                .85                            with Oregon law and applicable district policy and procedures. All such
   Jr/Sr High                               1.10                            funds will be expended for the purpose of supporting the school’s
   Adult                                    1.60                            extracurricular activities program. The principal is responsible for
                                                                            administering student activity funds.
LUNCH
   Elementary                               1.35                            Non-School Fundraisers
   Jr/Sr High                               1.75                            Students are not allowed to sell candy, cookies, or any other fundraiser
   Adult                                    2.50                            items that are from non-school organizations at school.

                     Prices are subject to change.

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GANGS                                                                          GRADE REDUCTION
The presence of gangs and the violent activities and drug abuse that           Punctual and regular attendance is essential to the academic success
often accompany gang involvement can cause a substantial disruption            of students. District staff may consider a student’s attendance in
of school, district activities and a student's ability to meet curriculum      determining a grade reduction or credit denial, though attendance will
and attendance requirements.                                                   not be the sole criterion used. Such decisions will not be based on
                                                                               non-attendance due to religious reasons, a student’s disability or an
A gang is defined as any group that identifies itself through the use of a     excused absence, as determined by district policy.
name, unique appearance or language, including hand signs, the
claiming of geographical territory or the espousing of a distinctive belief    At the beginning of each school year or course, teachers will inform
system that frequently results in criminal activity.                           students and parents how attendance and class participation are
                                                                               related to the instructional goals of the subject or course.
In its effort to reduce gang involvement, the district encourages
students to become involved with district sponsored clubs,                     Due process will be provided to any student whose grade is reduced or
organizations and athletics and to discuss with staff and district officials   credit denied for attendance rather than for academic reasons.
the negative consequences of gang involvement and to seek the
assistance of counselors for additional guidance and district and
community resources that offer support to students and alternatives to         GRADUATION
gang involvement.
                                                                               High school diplomas and certificates shall be
No student on or about district property or at any district activity shall     issued to students who complete all of the
wear, possess, use, distribute, display or sell any clothing, jewelry,         Cascade     School    District graduation
emblem, badge or any other such symbol evidencing gang                         requirements.
membership or affiliation.
                                                                               Exceptions based on medical, religious or extraordinary circumstances
No student shall use any speech, either verbal or non-verbal (gestures,        may be made for individual students as determined by a committee
handshakes, etc.) signifying gang membership or affiliation.                   established by the Superintendent.

No student shall solicit other students for membership in any gangs nor        The Board has specified a requirement of 25.5 credits for high school
commit any other illegal act or other violation of district policies.          graduation.   Cascade will accept credits to be applied toward
                                                                               graduation requirements earned in its recognized alternative school
Students in violation of the district's gang policy will be subject to         programs.
discipline in accordance with the district's Student Code of Conduct.
                                                                               A student in the regular high school program is required to complete
GRADE CLASSIFICATION                                                           the following courses: language arts (4 units); mathematics (2 units);
                                                                               science (2 units); U.S. History (1 unit); global studies (1 unit);
                                                                               government (1/2 unit); economics (1/2 unit); personal finance (1/2 unit);
After the ninth grade, students are classified by grade level according        physical education (1 unit); health education (1 unit); applied arts, fine
to the number of units of credit earned toward graduation.                     arts or foreign language (1 unit); computers (1 unit); practical arts (1
                                                                               unit) and electives (9 units) for a total of 25.5 units.

                                                                               A student may receive a maximum of two units for work experience.

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Graduates will be required to have successfully completed 25.5 units.          Any student not in compliance with Oregon statutes and rules related to
Units and credits can be used interchangeably.                                 immunization may be excluded from school until such time as he/she
                                                                               has met immunization requirements. Parents will be notified of the
HEALTH SCREENINGS                                                              reason for the exclusion. A hearing will be afforded upon request.

Students receive health screenings each year in the areas of height,           Required Immunizations
weight, vision and hearing. The screenings are completed under the
supervision of a health nurse. If a problem is suspected in one of these       If shots are given on schedule from birth:
areas, the student’s parents are contacted.                                         • 5 DPT
                                                                                    • 4 Polio
HOMEWORK                                                                            • 2 MMR (if given after 12 months of age)
                                                                                    • 4 HIB (recommended, but not required)
                    Homework is assigned to provide students an                     • 3 Hep B
                    opportunity to practice independently what has been             • Varicella
                    presented in class, to improve the learning
                    processes, to aid in the mastery of skills and to
                    create and stimulate interest. Whatever the task,          INSURANCE FOR STUDENTS
                    the experience is intended to be complimentary to
                    the classroom process.                                     At the beginning of the school year, the district will make available to
                                                                               students and parents a low cost student accident insurance program.
                                                                               Parents are responsible for paying premiums (if coverage is desired)
HOURS OF OPERATION                                                             and for submitting claims through the district office. The district shall
                                                                               not be responsible for costs of treating injuries or assume liability for
Elementary schools begin at 7:55 a.m. and are dismissed at 2:22 p.m.           any other costs associated with an injury. Insurance brochures are
The secondary bell schedule can be found at the beginning of the               offered at registration time or may be picked up in the school office.
secondary calendar. Students may enter their buildings at 7:40 a.m.
We request that walkers do not arrive earlier unless they are having           Before participating in a school-sponsored trip outside the district or in
breakfast at school. The cafeterias open at 7:30 a.m. Children walking         school-sponsored athletics, students and parents must have (1)
or arriving by bus will be supervised when they arrive at school and           purchased the student accident insurance, (2) shown proof of
may go directly to their classrooms.
                                                                               insurance or (3) signed a form rejecting the insurance offer.
Students who need to work with a teacher before or after school should
make arrangements with staff in advance. Students participating in             KINDERGARTEN
extracurricular activities or athletics are allowed in the school outside of
regular student hours when they are under the direct supervision of an         Pre-registration takes place in the spring. At this time, parents should
adult.                                                                         bring birth records, social security cards, and immunization records in
                                                                               order to complete the enrollment.
IMMUNIZATIONS REQUIRED
                                                                               Early Entrance to Kindergarten
                 A student must be fully immunized against certain
                 diseases or must present a certificate or statement           State statute requires that students shall be five years old on or before
                 that, for medical or religious reasons, the student           September 1 for the year in which they are enrolling. The Cascade
                 should not be immunized. Proof of immunization may            School District has procedures that allow students who are younger to
                 be personal records from a licensed physician or public       enroll if they perform or demonstrate a potential to perform at the 97
                 health clinic.                                                percentile in reading, math or intellectual ability. The T.A.G. Director or
                                                                               Principal can give additional information to parents with questions
                                                                               about the evaluation process.
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                                                                              provisions of the education records law and board policies governing
LABELING CLOTHING AND BELONGINGS                                              directory information and personally identifiable information.

Each year, the schools donate large amounts of lost clothing to               MEDICATIONS FOR STUDENTS AT SCHOOL
charitable organizations. Student clothing, particularly jackets and
shoes should be clearly labeled with the student’s name. Items that           District Administered Medication
are clearly labeled can be returned to their owner.
                                                                              Requests for the district to administer medication
LOCKERS                                                                       shall be made by the parent in writing.
                                                                              Written instructions of the physician are required
Lockers and other district storage areas provided                             for all requests to administer prescription
for student use remain under the jurisdiction of the                          medication. Such instructions must include the
district even when assigned to an individual                                  following information: name of student, name of
student. The district reserves the right to inspect all                       medication, dosage, route, frequency of administration and any special
lockers at any time. A student has full responsibility                        instructions. A prescription label meets the requirement for written
for the security of the locker and is responsible for                         instructions from the physician, if the information above is included.
making certain it is locked and that the combination
                                                                              Written instructions of the parent which include the information above
is not available to others. Valuables should never                            are required for all requests to administer nonprescription medication.
be stored in the student’s locker. Lockers may be routinely inspected
without prior notice to ensure no item which is prohibited on district        All medication to be administered by the district is to be brought to
premises is present, maintenance of proper sanitation, mechanical             school by the parent in its original container. The district will dispose of
condition and safety and to reclaim district property including               medication not picked up by the parent within five school days of the
instructional materials.                                                      end of the medication period or at the end of the school year,
                                                                              whichever occurs first.
LOST AND FOUND                                                                Self-Medication
Each school has a lost and found area. It is the child’s responsibility to    Students in grades 9-12 are permitted to self-medicate prescription and
care for his/her belongings. Labeling clothing with the child’s name is       nonprescription medication upon written request of the parent and
helpful. Small lost and found items are kept in the office. Unclaimed         building principal permission. In the case of prescription medication,
clothing is donated to charity at the end of each quarter.                    permission from the physician is also required. Such permission may
                                                                              be indicated on the prescription label. Other students who must carry
Any articles found in the school or on district grounds should be turned      medication may also be permitted to self-medicate when the necessary
in to the school office. Loss or suspected theft of personal or district      permission form and written instructions have been submitted.
property should be reported to the school office.
                                                                              All medication must be kept in its appropriately labeled, original
MEDIA ACCESS TO STUDENTS                                                      container. The student’s name is to be affixed to non-prescription
                                                                              medication.
Media representatives may interview and photograph students involved
in instructional programs and school activities, including athletic events.   Students may have in their possession only the amount of medication
Information obtained directly from students does not require parental         needed for that school day. Sharing or borrowing medication is strictly
approval prior to publication.                                                prohibited. Permission to self-medicate may be revoked if the student
                                                                              is found to be in violation of these requirements. Students may also be
Parents who do not want their student interviewed, photographed or            subject to disciplinary action.
video taped should direct their student accordingly. District employees
may release student information only in accordance with applicable            Contact the school office for additional information and forms.
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PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT                                                            •   Income, other than that required by law to determine eligibility
                                                                                    for participation in a program or for receiving financial
Education succeeds best when there is a strong partnership between                  assistance.
home and school. As a partnership thrives on communication, the
district asks parents to:                                                  A student’s personal information (name, address, telephone number,
  1. Encourage their student to put a high
       priority on their education and to commit                           social security number) will not be collected, disclosed or used for the
       themselves to making the most of the                                purpose of marketing or for selling that information without prior
       educational opportunities the district                              notification, an opportunity to inspect any instrument used to collect
       provides;                                                           such information and permission of the student’s parent(s) or the
  2. Keep informed on district activities and                              student, if age 18 or older.
       issues. The district newsletter published
       bimonthly, and parent/booster club
       meetings provide opportunities for                                  Instructional materials used as part of the school’s curriculum may also
       learning more about the district;                                   be reviewed by the student’s parent(s).
  3. Become a district volunteer. For further information contact the
       principal;                                                          Requests to review materials or to excuse students from participation in
  4. Participate in district parent organizations. The activities are
       varied, ranging from graduation activities to the building's site   these activities, including any nonemergency, invasive physical
       council, with its emphasis on instructional improvement.            examination or screenings administered by the school and not
  5. Preschool children and/or siblings should not accompany parents       otherwise permitted or required by state law should be directed to the
       who volunteer in the classroom.                                     office during regular school hours.

PARENTAL RIGHTS                                                            PARENTS MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE
Parents of students may inspect any survey created by a third party        1.       Make learning important in your family.
before the survey is administered or distributed by the school to          2.       Help your child plan a study schedule.
students. Parents may also inspect any survey administered or              3.       Help supply study and organizational materials such as pens,
                                                                                    pencils and sharpener, paper, notebook, etc.
distributed by the district or school containing one or more of the        4.       Help your child choose a quiet, well lit study space.
following items:                                                           5.       Praise your child for constructive study habits and reinforce the
    • Political affiliations or beliefs of the student or the student’s             importance of completing tasks and managing time.
        parent;
    • Mental or psychological problems of the student or the student’s     PERSONAL PROPERTY
        parents;
    • Sex behavior or attitudes;                                           The district assumes no responsibility or liability for loss or damage to
                                                                           personal property brought to school. This includes: bicycles, clothing,
    • Illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating or demeaning behavior;      toys, radios, cameras, eyeglasses, calculators, books, or other
    • Critical appraisals of other individuals with whom respondents       personal effects. Insurance claims for lost or stolen property while on
        have close family relationships;                                   school grounds are the responsibility of the family. The district does
    • Legally-recognized privileged or analogous relationships such as     not carry insurance for personal property of students.
        those of lawyers, physicians or ministers;
                                                                           Personal Toys and Equipment
    • Religious practices, affiliations or beliefs of the student or the
        student’s parents;                                                 Students are discouraged from bringing toys and equipment from
                                                                           home. Sometimes teachers have special programs when students are
                                                                           allowed to bring personal items to share. These items should remain in
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the classroom.        The school will not assume                           be printed only for students who have paid in advance.
responsibility for loss or damage to personal property
brought to school.                                                         Picture retakes will be taken a few weeks later. Students who are not
                                                                           pleased with the first photograph may return the entire picture packet
If special circumstances make it necessary for a                           and have their picture retaken. Picture retakes will also be taken for
student to bring cash or other important possessions                       students who were absent on the first picture day.
to school, keeping them in the school office can safeguard these items.
                                                                           Spring portraits may also be taken, depending on each school.
PETS FROM HOME                                                             Generally these are sent home on approval. Either payment or photos
                                                                           must be returned to the school by a specified date.
Students bringing pets from home to show their classmates must first
have the permission of the teacher. A parent or adult should bring the     POLICY CHANGES
pet to school and take it home directly after showing, unless special
arrangements have been made with the teacher. All animals brought          To seek changes or review established practices, these steps must be
to school should be adequately leashed or caged in order to insure the     followed:
protection of both animal and students. Animals cannot be transported
on the school bus.                                                         1. Obtain student government permission to circulate petition.
                                                                           2. Obtain administrative approval of the content of the petition.
                                                                           3. Secure 50 percent or more of proper student signatures in favor of
PHYSICAL EXAMS                                                                  the petition within ten school days.
                                                                           4. Develop general meetings, conducted by student government with
Students in grades 6 through 12 must have a physical examination                both sides of the issue to be presented. Students wishing to
performed by a physician prior to practice and competition in athletics         speak, must prearrange and be scheduled on the agenda.
and shall additionally have a physical examination once every two          5. Student Government will then develop a student body vote on the
years and after either a significant illness or a major surgery prior to        issue.
further participation.                                                     6. The outcome of the vote will then be presented to the
                                                                                administration and to the Cascade School Board at the regular
The physical examination is the responsibility of the parent/student and        scheduled meeting.
is to be paid for by the parent/student.                                   7. The final decision lies with the Board of Directors of Cascade
                                                                                School District.
Record of the examination must be submitted to the district and will be
kept on file and reviewed by the coach prior to the start of any sport     POSTERS
season.
                                                                           Signs, banners or posters that a student wishes to display must first be
Students shall not participate without a completed school sports           approved by the principal. Signs, banners or posters displayed without
preparticipation examination form on file with the district.               authorization will be removed. Any student who posts printed material
                                                                           without prior approval shall be subject to disciplinary action.
PICTURES
                                                                           PROGRAM EXEMPTIONS
The cost of school picture packets varies
depending on the package selected.
                                                                           Students may be excused from a state-required program or learning
Check with the office regarding picture                                    activity for reasons of religion, disability or other reasons deemed
schedule. Individual color pictures will be                                appropriate by the district. An alternative program or learning activity
taken of each student, but picture packets will

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may be provided. All such requests should be directed to the principal        Education records are maintained in a minimum one-hour fire-safe
by the parent in writing and include the reason for the request.              place in the office by the school registrar.
                                                                              Permanent records shall include:
PROGRAMS AND ASSEMBLIES
                                                                                1.    Full legal name of student;
Students should be a courteous audience. Appreciation is                        2.    Name and address of school;
shown by applause rather than yelling, whistling, or                            3.    Student birth date and place of birth;
booing. To insure a minimum amount of disturbance from                          4.    Name of parent/guardian;
the audience, students should not move from their seats                         5.    Date of entry into school;
once the presentation has started. A student who does not abide by              6.    Name of school previously attended;
the Student Code of Conduct (each building has their own) during an             7.    Course of study and marks received;
assembly shall be subject to disciplinary action. A student's conduct in        8.    Data documenting a student’s progress toward the Certificate of
assemblies must meet the same standard as in the classroom.                           Initial Mastery (CIM) and Certificate of Advanced Mastery (CAM),
                                                                                      including, where appropriate, dates of achievement of CIM and
PROMOTION, RETENTION AND PLACEMENT OF                                                 CAM;
STUDENTS                                                                        9.    Credits earned;
                                                                                10.   Attendance;
                                                                                11.   Date of withdrawal from school;
A student shall be promoted from one grade to the next on the basis of          12.   Social security number;
academic, social and emotional development. Exceptions may be                   13.   Other information, i.e., psychological test information, anecdotal
made when, in the judgment of the professional staff, such exceptions                 records, records of conversations, discipline records, IEP’s, etc.
are in the best educational interest of the student involved. A decision
to retain a student will be made only after prior notification and            Memory aids and personal working notes of individual staff members
explanation to the student’s parents. Parental decision will be final for     are considered personal property and are not to be interpreted as part
K-5 students. Students in grades 9-12 will be promoted or retained in         of the student's education records, provided they are in the sole
accordance with state and graduation requirements.                            possession of the maker.
                                                                              Moving to Another School
RECORDS
                                                                              If your family finds it necessary to move to another school during the
The information contained below shall serve as the district's annual          year, the following procedure should be followed:
notice to parents of minors and eligible students (if 18 or older) of their
rights, the location and district official responsible for education                  1.   Call the school office as far in advance as possible;
records. Notice will also be provided to parents of minor students who                2.   Send a note with each child to his/her teacher two or three days
have a primary or home language other than English.                                        before departure;
                                                                                      3.   Return all textbooks, library books, and other school property;
                                                                                      4.   Pay all lunch/breakfast charges or other bills at the office;
Education records are those records related to a student maintained by                5.   Obtain a refund on meals balance;
the district. A student's education records are confidential and
protected from unauthorized inspection or use. All access and release         The district shall transfer originals of all requested student education
of education records with and without parent and eligible student notice         18
                                                                              records, including any ESD records, relating to a particular student to
and consent will comply with all state and federal laws.                      the new educational agency when a request to transfer such records is
                                                                              made to the district. The transfer shall be made no later than ten days
Personally identifiable information shall not be disclosed without parent     after receipt of the request.
or eligible student authorization or as otherwise provided by board
policy and law.



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Social Security Number                                                       Provision For Hearing to Challenge Content of Education Records
The provision of the student's social security number is voluntary and       Parents of a minor, or eligible student (if 18 or older), may inspect and
will be included as part of the student's permanent record only as           review the student's education records and request a correction if the
provided by the eligible student or parent. The district will notify the     records are inaccurate, misleading or otherwise in violation of the
eligible student or parent as to the purposes a social security number       student's privacy or other rights. If the district refuses the request to
will be used.                                                                amend the contents of the records, the requester has the right to a
                                                                             hearing as follows:
Transfer of Education Records
                                                                             1. Parent shall make request for hearing in which the objections are
The district shall transfer originals of all requested student education        specified in writing to the principal;
records, including any ESD records, relating to a particular student to      2. The principal shall establish a date and location for the hearing
the new educational agency when a request to transfer such records is           agreeable to both parties;
made to the district. The transfer shall be made no later than ten days      3. The hearings panel shall consist of the following:
after receipt of the request.                                                   a. The principal or designated representative;
                                                                                b. A member chosen by the parent;
Student report cards, records or diplomas may be withheld for non-              c. A disinterested, qualified third party appointed by the
payment of fines or fees. Records requested by another school district              superintendent.
to determine the student's progress may not be withheld.                     4. The hearing shall be private. Persons other than the student,
                                                                                parent or guardians, witnesses and counsel shall not be admitted.
Requests of Education Records
                                                                             The principal or designated representative shall preside over the panel.
The district shall notify, within ten days of a student seeking enrollment   He/she shall hear evidence from the staff and from the parents to
in or services from the district, the public or private school, education    determine the point or points of disagreement regarding the education
service district, institution, agency or youth care center in which the      records. The panel shall make a determination after hearing the
student was formerly enrolled and shall request the student's education      evidence and determine what steps, if any, are to be taken to correct
record.                                                                      the education record. Such actions are to be made in writing to the
                                                                             parents.
Access/Release of Education Records
                                                                             If, after such hearing is held as described above, the parents are not
By law, both parents, whether married, separated or divorced, have           satisfied with the recommended action, the parents may appeal to the
access to the records of a student who is under 18 unless the district is    board where the action of the hearings panel may be reviewed and
provided evidence that there is a court order, state statute or legally      affirmed, reversed or modified. Procedure for appeal beyond the local
binding document relating to such matters as divorce, separation or          board follows the prescribed actions as set forth in federal regulations.
custody that specifically revokes these rights.                              The parent or eligible student may file a complaint with the Federal
                                                                             Family Compliance Office, United States Department of Education
Parents of a minor, or an eligible student (if 18 or older), may inspect     regarding an alleged violation of the Family Education Rights and
and review education records during regular district hours and may           Privacy Act. File complaints with the Family Policy Compliance Office,
obtain a list of the types and locations of records maintained by the        U.S. Department of Education, Washington D.C., 20202. A copy of the
district, and the person designated to be responsible for keeping and        district's education records policy and administrative regulation may be
releasing records. The district will retain the student’s educational        obtained by contacting the office.
records for at least five years after the student leaves the district. No
records will be destroyed while there is an outstanding request to           REFRESHMENTS IN CLASSROOMS
review the records.
                                                                             The Marion County Health Department recommends that
                                                                             schools, in an effort to protect students from the possible
                                                                             transmission of Hepatitis A and other communicable
                                                                             diseases, follow these procedures:
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                                                                                   Playground Safety Notice
1. If classroom treats are to be provided to students, they should be
   prepared and pre-packaged in a licensed, inspected facility. Any                Parents are advised that the school does not
   home-prepared treats are prohibited from being served in a                      provide playground supervision for children before
   classroom. This is due to the fact that the potential risk of                   or after school or during daycare hours. While the
   transmitting Hepatitis A and other illnesses is greater in products             school grounds are open to the public and the play
   that have been prepared in unlicensed, uninspected kitchens.                    equipment is very inviting, it is not always a safe
                                                                                   place for children to be unattended. The school
2. Any adult or student serving food in the classroom should wash                  suggests that parents not send children to play at
   their hands prior to serving: the food itself should be protected from          school unless accompanied by someone who can
   potential contamination by being packaged, wrapped, or in a                     supervise their safety.
   covered container; and food items should be dispensed using
   utensils, tongs, bakery papers, or napkins. In some situations,                 SCHOOL PROPERTY (Vandalism)
   persons wearing sanitary single-serve gloves should hand out
   certain foods.
                                                                                   It is each student’s responsibility to show respect for all school
                                                                                   property. Any student who willfully damages or defaces school
REGISTRATION                                                                       property will be disciplined and charged restitution for costs related to
                                                                                   his/her acts.
For those registering after the designated registration dates in August
of each year, it is district procedure to allow students to attend their first     The board declares its intent to hold students and their parents
class on the day following their registration.                                     responsible for the full costs of restitution including prosecution to the
                                                                                   full extent of the law if such costs are not paid (ORS 339.260 and
REPORT CARDS                                                                       339.270). Damage to district property will result in an expulsion
                                                                                   hearing.
Official written reports of student progress and absences are distributed
to parents at parent/teacher conferences or sent home with children.               SEARCHES
Report cards will be mailed to non-custodial parents upon request. The
District’s grading system shall be based on Board adopted course                   Searches
content and is designed to enable the student and parent to clearly
know how well the student is achieving course requirements. Progress               District officials may search the student, his/her
reports will be based on many factors including assignments, both oral             personal property and property assigned by the district
and written; class participation; special assignments; research activities         for the student’s use at any time on district property or
and other identified criteria. Parents will be notified of student                 when the student is under the jurisdiction of the school.
benchmark progress as appropriate.                                                 Such searches will be conducted only when there is
                                                                                   reasonable suspicion to believe evidence of a violation
SAFETY                                                                             of a law, board policy, administrative regulations or the Student Code of
                                                                                   Conduct is present in a particular place. Searches will not be
Safety Instruction                                                                 excessively intrusive in light of the age, sex and maturity of the student
                                                                                   and nature of the infraction. The district prohibits strip searches.
The teachers start the school year with instruction about bus,
pedestrian, bicycle, fire, personal, and playground safety. The amount             District officials may also search when they have reasonable
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   instruction is geared to the age of the student, with refresher lessons         information that emergency/dangerous circumstances exist.
being given throughout the year.
                                                                                   District-owned storage areas assigned for student use, such as lockers
Safety instruction also covers many other areas such as playing with               and desks may be routinely inspected at any time. Such inspections
kites, electricity, fire drills, proper stairway travel, railroad crossing, etc.   may be conducted to ensure maintenance of proper sanitation, to
                                                                                   check mechanical conditions and safety and to reclaim overdue library

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books, texts or other instructional materials, property or equipment           STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT
belonging to the district. The student will generally be permitted to be
present during the inspection                                                  The district has authority and control over a student at school during the regular
                                                                               school day, at any school-related activity, regardless of time or location and
Items found which are evidence of a violation of law, policy, regulation       while being transported in district-provided transportation.
or Student Code of Conduct may be seized and turned over to law
enforcement or returned to the rightful owner, as appropriate.                 Students will be subject to discipline including detention, suspension,
                                                                               expulsion, denial and/or loss of awards and privileges and/or referral to law
                                                                               enforcement officials for the following, including but not limited to (Note: Ten
Questioning                                                                    referrals will result in an expulsion hearing):
            Should law enforcement officials find it necessary to              1.    Assault*;
            question students during the school day or during periods          2.    Hazing, harassment*, intimidation*, bullying or menacing*;
            of extracurricular activities, the principal or designee will be   3.    Coercion*;
            present when possible. An effort will be made to notify the        4.    Violent behavior or threats of violence or harm;
parent of the situation. Parents are advised that in suspected child           5.    Disorderly conduct, including disruption of the school environment;
abuse cases, the Oregon Department of Human Services/Community                 6.    Bringing, possessing, concealing or using a weapon***;
Human Services and/or law enforcement officials may exclude district           7.    Vandalism/Malicious Mischief/Theft;
                                                                               8.    Sexual harassment;
personnel from the investigation procedures and may prohibit district          9.    Use of tobacco**, alcohol or drugs**, including drug paraphernalia;
personnel from contacting parents.                                             10.   Use or display of profane or obscene language;
                                                                               11.   Open defiance of a teacher’s authority, including persistent failure to
SENIOR TRIPS                                                                         comply with the lawful directions of teachers or school officials;
                                                                               12.   Violation of district transportation rules;
                                                                               13.   Violation of law, Board policy, administrative regulation, school or
In-state senior trips require approval by the building principal. Requests           classroom rules;
for out-of-state or foreign travel shall be submitted to the Board for         14.   Possession of a personal communication device;
approval. Private groups and organizations may be permitted to use             15.   Violation of automobile driving and parking rules on district property.
district facilities and equipment during time to promote senior trips on       *In accordance with Oregon law, the superintendent may request that the
the same basis as facilities and equipment are provided to others.             driving privileges of the student, or the right to apply for driving privileges, be
                                                                               suspended for no more than one year for any student who has been expelled
                                                                               for bringing a weapon to school or suspended or expelled at least twice for
SPECIAL PROGRAMS                                                               assaulting or menacing a district employee or another student, for willful
                                                                               damage or injury to district property or for use of threats, intimidation,
The district provides appropriate programs for students with special           harassment or coercion against a district employee or another student; or the
needs in the following areas: Limited English Proficiency, speech and          student has been suspended or expelled at least twice for possessing, using or
communication disorders, learning or emotional disability, mental              delivering any controlled substance or for being under the influence of any
retardation, autism, hearing, vision, orthopedic, and health                   controlled substance at a school or on school property or at a school-
                                                                               sponsored activity, function or event.
impairments, traumatic brain injury, and other disabilities interfering
with access to educational programs. A student or parent with concerns         A second such request for a subsequent violation may result in suspension of
or questions about these programs should contact the building                  driving privileges or the right to apply for driving privileges until the student is
administrator.                                                                 age 21.

Parents of a student with a disability have protection under the               A meeting with the parent or guardian will be held prior to submitting such
Procedural Safeguards/Parental Rights. For a copy of this information          request to ODOT.
or assistance in understanding it, please contact the Cascade Special
Services Office.                                                               A student may appeal district decisions regarding driving privileges under
                                                                               established due process procedures for suspensions and expulsions.

                                                                               **In accordance with Oregon law, any person under age 18 possessing a
                                                                               tobacco product commits a Class D violation and is subject to a court imposed

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fine up to $100 as provided by ORS 167.400. Any person who distributes, sells       The district’s disciplinary options include using one or more discipline
or causes to be sold, tobacco in any form or a tobacco burning device, to a         management techniques including counseling by teachers, counselors
person under 18 years of age commits a Class A violation and is subject to a        and administrators, detention, suspension, expulsion, loss of right to
fine of not less than $100 and not exceeding $600 as provided by ORS                apply for driving privileges, loss of privileges, honors and awards and
163.575. An unlawful drug is any drug not prescribed by a licensed medical          removal to an alternative education program. Disciplinary measures
practitioner. Unlawful delivery of a controlled substance to a student or minor     are applied depending on the nature of the offense. The age and past
within 1,000 feet of district property is a Class A felony. Punishment is a         pattern of behavior of a student will be considered prior to any
maximum of 20 years of imprisonment, $300,000 fine or both as provided by           suspension or expulsion.
ORS 475.999.
                                                                                    In addition, when a student commits substance abuse, drug or
***Under state and federal law, expulsion from school is required for a period of   paraphernalia, alcohol and/or tobacco-related offenses or any other
not less than one year for any student who is determined to have brought a          criminal act, he/she may also be referred to law enforcement officials.
weapon to school. The superintendent may modify the expulsion requirement           Violations of the district’s weapons policy, as required by law, shall be
for a student on a case-by-case basis. Additionally, in accordance with Oregon      reported to law enforcement.
law, any person who intentionally possesses a firearm or other dangerous
weapon in or on district property or recklessly discharges a firearm in school is   Detention
subject to criminal prosecution, a maximum five years imprisonment, $100,000
fine and forfeiture of firearm and/or other dangerous weapon or both. Any           A student may be detained outside of school hours for not more than
person 13 to 17 years of age convicted of intentionally possessing a firearm in     three hours on one or more days if the student violates the Student
a public building is subject to denial of driving privileges for 90 days.           Code of Conduct. The detention shall not begin, however, until the
                                                                                    student’s parents have been notified of the reason for the detention and
Dangerous weapon is defined in Oregon law as any weapon, device,                    can make arrangements for the student’s transportation on the day(s)
instrument, material or substance which, under the circumstance in which it is      of detention.
used, attempted to be used or threatened to be used, is readily capable of
causing death or serious injury.                                                    Suspension
Deadly weapon is defined as any instrument, article or substance specifically       A student may be suspended from school for up to and including 10
designed for and presently capable of causing death or serious physical injury.     school days for willful violations of the Student Code of Conduct. The
Firearm is defined in federal law as any weapon (including a starter gun) which     district may require a student to attend school during non-school hours
will or is designed to or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the     as an alternative to suspension.
action of an explosive. This includes the frame or receiver of any such weapon
or firearm, muffler or silencer.                                                    An opportunity for the student to present his/her view of the alleged
                                                                                    misconduct will be given. Each suspension will include a specification
Destructive device is defined as any device with an explosive, incendiary or        of the reasons for the suspension, the length of the suspension, a plan
poison gas component or any combination of parts either designed or intended        for readmission and an opportunity to appeal the decision.
for use in converting any device into a destructive device or from which a
destructive device may be readily assembled. A destructive device does not          Every reasonable and prompt effort will be made to notify the parents
include any device which is designed primarily or redesigned primarily for use      of a suspended student.
as a signaling, pyrotechnic, line-throwing, safety or similar device.
                                                                                    While under suspension, a student may not attend after school
In accordance with the federal Gun-Free School Zone Act, possession or              activities and athletic events, be present on district property nor
discharge of a firearm in a school zone is prohibited. A “school zone,” as          participate in activities directed or sponsored by the district.
defined by federal law means, in or on school grounds or within 1,000 feet of
school grounds.                                                                     School work missed by a student while on suspension may be made up
                                                                                    upon the student’s return to school if the work missed reflects
Discipline/Due Process                                                              achievement over a greater period of time than the length of the
                                                                                    suspension. For example, a student will be allowed to make up final,
A student who violates the Student Code of Conduct shall be subject to              mid-term and unit examinations without an academic penalty.
disciplinary action.
                                                                                    Expulsion
A student’s due process rights will be observed in all such instances,
including the right to appeal the discipline decisions of staff and                 A student may be expelled for severe or repeated violations of the
administrators.                                                                     Student Code of Conduct or for receiving 10 referrals.

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No student may be expelled without a hearing unless the student’s             that will enhance the school experience from students’ perspectives.
parent or the student, if 18 years of age, waives the right to a hearing,
either in writing or by failure to appear at a scheduled hearing.
                                                                              SUPERVISION OF STUDENTS
An expulsion shall not extend beyond one calendar year.
                                                                                                    Adult supervision is provided to students at
The district will provide appropriate expulsion notification including                              school during regular school hours, while
expulsion hearing procedures, student and parent rights and alternative                             traveling on district provided vehicles to and from
education provisions as required by law. See alternative education                                  school and while engaged in district-sponsored
programs and alternative education notice in this handbook.
                                                                                                    activities.
Discipline of Disabled Students
A student being served by an Individualized Education Program (IEP)
who engages in conduct which would warrant suspension for a non-
disabled student may be suspended for up to and including 10                  SUPPORT AND ENRICHMENT SERVICES
consecutive school days for violations of the Student Code of Conduct.
When a disabled student is suspended more than ten (10) consecutive           CARE Team/Student Support Team
school days or for more than ten (10) cumulative school days during a         The Children-At-Risk-Elementary (CARE/SST) Team is a group of
school year or is being expelled, the student’s parents will be notified      teachers and specialists that meet at least monthly and offers support
immediately (within 24 hours) of the circumstances of the misbehavior         and suggestions to the classroom teachers about specific concerns
and the time and location of the student’s IEP team meeting addressing        and student needs. Parents can also receive help from the CARE/SST
the infraction and its relationship to the disability.                        Team. Parent permission is required in the event that individual
                                                                              evaluation is needed for a child.
The IEP team will determine whether the misconduct is a manifestation
of the student’s disability.   Should the IEP team conclude the
misconduct has no relationship to the student’s disability, the student       English as a Second Language
may be disciplined in the same manner as would other students.
                                                                              When a student enrolls in school and needs educational support
If the IEP team concludes the misconduct is a consequence of the              because their primary language is not English, the school provides
student’s disability, the team may recommend alternative placement for        assistance. The school also makes every effort to translate important
the student. The district may not expel a disabled student or terminate       home-school communication for parents when necessary.
educational services for any behavior that is a consequence of the
disability.                                                                   Head Start
A student may be removed from the current educational placement to
an appropriate interim alternative educational setting for the same           This federal program for three and four year olds will be provided at
amount of time that a student without a disability would be subject to        West Stayton. There are family income guidelines for participation.
discipline, but for not more than 45 calendar days in a school year for a     Parents will be expected to provide necessary transportation. Please
drug or weapon violation as provided in district procedures.                  call the Head Start Office (503-581-1152) for more information.
Additionally, the district may request an expedited due process hearing
to obtain a hearings officer’s order to remove a student to an interim        Migrant Education
alternative educational setting for not more than 45 days if the student
is exhibiting injurious behavior. For the purpose of this request,            Support education services are provided for children whose parents
“injurious behavior” is defined as behavior that is substantially likely to   have moved recently or frequently to find work in forest or farm related
result in injury to the student or to others.
                                                                              occupations.
STUDENT COUNCIL                                                               Resource Room, Structured Learning Program and Life Skills
                                                                              Program
Student representatives are chosen to participate in
the Student Council. These students come together                             Students who qualify as having a disability as defined in Public Law 94-
on a regular basis to consider activities and projects                        142, the Education Act of 1975, are served in these programs.
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Instruction is based on their needs as written in the Individual              Informal Process:
Education Program (IEP).
                                                                              1. The parent(s) will contact the district TAG coordinator to request
Speech and Language Program                                                      reconsideration;
                                                                              2. The coordinator will confer with the parent(s) and may include any
Speech and language for young children is sometimes delayed,                     additional appropriate persons, e.g., principal, counselor, teacher,
missing certain sounds or incorrectly pronounced. If it is determined            etc. At this time, information pertinent to the selection or placement
that correction will not occur automatically as the child matures, an            will be shared;
evaluation will be scheduled with parent permission. Individual or            3. If an agreement cannot be reached, the parent(s) may initiate the
classroom therapy will be provided if warranted and agreed to by                 Formal Process.
parent/guardian.
                                                                              Formal Process:
Title 1A (formerly Chapter 1)
                                                                              1. Parent(s) shall submit a written request for reconsideration of the
This federally funded program provides supplemental instruction in the           identification/placement to the program supervisor;
areas of reading and/or math for students who present a need for              2. The program supervisor shall acknowledge in writing the receipt of
additional assistance in these subjects. Individual and small-group              the request within five working days and shall forward copies of the
instruction is used. Referrals are accepted from parents. Please                 request and acknowledgment to the TAG coordinator;
inquire at the office.                                                        3. The program supervisor, TAG coordinator and other appropriate
                                                                                 administrator shall review the student’s file and earlier decisions
TALENTED AND GIFTED PROGRAM                                                      within 10 working days of the original request. Additional data may
                                                                                 be gathered to support or change the earlier decision;
Identification of Talented and Gifted Students                                4. Parent(s) may be provided an opportunity to present additional
                                                                                 evidence;
The District serves academically talented and gifted students in grades       5. If deemed necessary, a formal hearing will be conducted by the
K-12, including talented and gifted (TAG) students from such special             district hearings officer utilizing the appropriate procedures;
populations as ethnic minorities, the economically disadvantaged, the         6. A decision will be made within 20 working days after receipt of the
culturally different, underachieving gifted and students with disabilities.      written request for reconsideration. The parent(s) shall be notified
Students will be identified based on:                                            of the decision in writing and the decision shall be forwarded to the
                                                                                 superintendent;
  1. Behavioral, learning and/or performance information;                     7. The decision may be appealed to the Board;
  2. A nationally standardized mental ability test for assistance in          8. If the parent(s) is still dissatisfied, he/she has access of appeal to
     identifying intellectually gifted students;                                 the State Superintendent of Public Instruction following the
  3. A nationally standardized academic achievement test for                     procedures outlined in the Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR).
     assistance in identifying academically talented students.                   The district shall provide a copy of the appropriate OAR upon
                                                                                 request.
Identified students shall score at or above the 97th percentile on one of
these tests. Other students who demonstrate the potential to perform at       Programs and Services
the eligibility criteria, as well as additional students who are talented
and gifted, may be identified.                                                The district’s TAG program and service options will be developed and
                                                                              based on the individual needs of the student.
Appeals
                                                                              Programs and Services Complaints
Parents may appeal the identification process and/or placement of their
student in the district’s TAG program as follows:                             Individuals with complaints regarding the appropriateness of programs
                                                                              or services provided for TAG students should complete the TAG
                                                                              Standards Complaint form available through the school office. All
                                                                              complaints will be reported to the superintendent who will arrange for a

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review committee to meet with two school days of receiving the written
complaint to review all pertinent information.
                                                                                                     TRANSPORTATION
A recommendation will be submitted to the superintendent within 10
school days of receiving the original complaint.
The superintendent will report the recommendation to the Board whose           Transportation from home to school and back home again is provided
decision will be final.                                                        for all students whose residence is in excess of one (1) mile from the
                                                                               school or when conditions warrant it for safety reasons. Bus stops may
The complainant may file an appeal with the State Superintendent of            be up to one (1) mile from a student’s residence.
Public Instruction if dissatisfied with the decision of the Board or 45 or
more days have elapsed since the original filing of a written complaint        A student being transported on district provided transportation is
alleging a violation of standards with the district. An appropriate copy       required to comply with the Student Code of Conduct. Any student who
of the OAR will be provided upon request.                                      fails to comply with the Student Code of Conduct may be denied
                                                                               transportation services and shall be subject to disciplinary action.
TELEPHONE USE BY STUDENTS
                                                                               Transportation Rules Governing Students Riding School Buses
                                                                               (OAR 581-53-010)
             Students are allowed to use the telephone for
             emergencies with teacher or office permission. They               The following rules shall apply to student conduct on district
             should not expect to use the phone for social                     transportation:
             arrangements. Going to someone’s house, attending a
             birthday party or asking about forgotten homework or              1.    Students being transported are under authority of the bus driver;
             band instruments – these arrangements should be made              2.    Fighting, wrestling or boisterous activity is prohibited on the bus;
with the parent ahead of time.                                                 3.    Students will use the emergency door only in case of emergency;
                                                                               4.    Students will be on time for the bus, both morning and evening;
TRANSCRIPT EVALUATION                                                          5.    Students will not bring firearms, weapons or other potentially
                                                                                     hazardous material on the bus;
Transfer credits and attendance may be accepted or rejected at the             6.    Students will not bring animals, except approved assistance guide
discretion of the district consistent with Oregon Administrative Rules               animals on the bus;
and established district policy, administrative regulation and/or school       7.    Students will remain seated while bus is in motion;
rules.                                                                         8.    Students may be assigned seats by the bus driver;
                                                                               9.    When necessary to cross the road, students will cross in front of
                                                                                     the bus or as instructed by the bus driver;
TRANSFER OF STUDENTS                                                           10.   Students will not extend their hands, arms or heads through bus
                                                                                     windows;
Parents may request a transfer of their student to another school in the       11.   Students will have written permission to leave the bus other than
district in the event the school the student is attending is identified as           for home or school;
persistently dangerous; the student has been a victim of a violent             12.   Students will converse in normal tones; loud or vulgar language is
criminal offense in or on the grounds of the school the student attends;             prohibited;
or the school has been identified for improvement, corrective action or        13.   Students will not open or close windows without permission of the
restructuring. The transfer must be to a safe school, that has not been              driver,
identified for improvement. Additionally, requests to transfer to another      14.   Students will keep the bus clean and must refrain from damaging it;
school in the district for other reasons or to a school outside the district   15.   Students will be courteous to the driver, fellow students and
may be approved in certain circumstances. Contact a building                         passersby;
administrator or a counselor for additional information.                       16.   Students who refuse to promptly obey the directions of the driver or
                                                                                     obey regulations may forfeit their privilege to ride on the buses.
                                                                               17.   Rules governing students riding school buses must be kept posted
                                                                                     in a conspicuous place in all school buses.
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                                                                                  *1.      obey the driver at all times
Discipline Policy Regulating Transported Students’ Conduct                        *2.      not throw objects
                                                                                  *3.      not have in their possession knives, guns or any other object
The purpose of this regulation is to provide for the safety and well being                 that might be used as a weapon
of all students. Any time a student is denied the privilege of riding the         *4.      not fight, wrestle or scuffle
bus, parents will be notified by registered mail of the exact reasons for         *5.      not stand up and/or move from seats while the bus is in
loss of privilege, date the student will be off of the bus, and date the                   motion
student may resume riding.                                                        *6.      not extend hands, head, feet or objects from windows or
                                                                                           doors
School rules apply to the students riding the bus, any misconduct may             *7.      not possess matches or other incendiaries and concussion
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result in a student losing bus-riding privileges. If a student chooses to
misbehave on a school bus the following disciplinary procedure will be            *8.      use emergency exits only as directed by the bus driver
followed:                                                                         *9.      not damage school property or the personal property of
                                                                                           others
1. First Citation                                                                 *10.     not threaten or physically harm the driver or other riders
     The driver will issue a citation with a letter sent to the parent or         *11.     not do any disruptive activity, which might cause the driver to
     guardian, requesting a phone or personal conference with parent                       stop the bus in order to reestablish order
     or guardian within five school days. Failure of the parent or                *12.     not make disrespectful or obscene statements
     guardian to phone or appear will result in loss of bus riding                *13.     not possess and/or use tobacco, alcohol or illegal drugs
     privileges until such time as a conference is held.                           14.     not eat or chew gum
                                                                                   15.     not carry glass containers or other glass objects
2. Second Citation                                                                 16.     not take onto the bus skateboards, musical instruments or
    When a student receives a second citation during a school year,                        other large objects that might pose safety risks or barriers to
    the student will lose bus-riding privileges for a minimum of ten                       safe entry and exit from the bus
    school days. Before the student is allowed to ride the bus, a                 17.      accept assigned seats
    parent conference must be held with the transportation                        18.      stay away from the bus when it is moving
    supervisor and the assistant principal.                                       19.      be at the bus stop five minutes before the scheduled pick up
                                                                                           time
3. Third Citation                                                                 *20.     answer to coaches, teachers and chaperones that are
    When a student receives a third citation during a school year, the                     responsible for maintaining order on trips
    student will lose all bus riding privileges for the rest of the school
    year.                                                                    * These regulations, if broken, are severe violations with severe
                                                                               consequences because of the threat to the safety of others.
Disciplinary sanctions and changes in transportation for a student with
a disability shall be made in accordance with the provisions of the          Coaches, Teachers and Chaperones:
student's Individual Education Program (IEP) for students considered
disabled under IDEA or the individually designed program for students        1.         must have a copy of the bus regulations and know them before
considered disabled under Section 504 and in accordance with board                      going on a trip, and
adopted policies and procedures governing the discipline of disabled         2.         must position themselves on the bus as to be in control of
students.                                                                               discipline at all times

Discipline Procedures for District-Approved Student                          VEHICLES ON CAMPUS
Transportation
                                                                             Students and parents need to recognize that driving to school is a
The district will provide interpretation to those students/parents whose     PRIVILEGE not a right.
primary language is not English. While riding a school bus, students
will:

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Certain school regulations are necessary due to                               Any violations of these regulations will result in the loss of privileges for
parking and traffic patterns, closed campus                                   a specified period of time. The district assumes no responsibility or
policies, protection of vehicles and the desire on                            liability for loss or damage to vehicles or bicycles.
the part of parents and responsibility of school
officials to know the whereabouts of students during                          VISITORS WELCOMED
the school day.
                                                                              Parents and other visitors are encouraged to visit district schools.
                                                                              Upon arrival, ALL VISITORS MUST REPORT TO THE OFFICE. This
The district requires that before parking privileges are granted the          is to ensure the safety and welfare of students, that schoolwork is not
student must show that he/she holds a valid driver's license, the vehicle     disrupted, and that visitors are properly directed to the areas in which
is currently registered and that the student driving the vehicle is insured   they are interested. Please call ahead to arrange to meet with
under a motor vehicle liability insurance policy or that the student or       teachers, a counselor, or an administrator.
vehicle owner has provided the Motor Vehicles Division with other
                                                                              Students will not be permitted to bring visitors to school without prior
satisfactory proof of compliance with the financial responsibility            approval of the building administrators. Applications for student visitors
requirements of the state. Parents shall verify the compliance with           can be obtained from the main office and must be filled out 24 hours in
these requirements by signing the school’s Vehicle Registration Card.         advance. There will be no student visitors before October 15, after
                                                                              May 15 of the school year and during finals week of the first trimester.
In applying for a parking permit students will be notified that parking on    All visitors must be approved by a building administrator.
district property is a privilege and not a right. Students will be notified
that as a condition of parking on district property, district officials may   WEAPONS PROHIBITED IN THE SCHOOLS
conduct searches of vehicles upon reasonable suspicion of a policy,
rule and/or procedure violation. In addition, the following regulations       Weapons and replicas of weapons are forbidden on school property.
shall govern student vehicle use:                                             This includes, but is not limited to: firearms; knives; metal knuckles;
                                                                              straight razors; explosives; noxious, irritating or poisonous gases,
                                                                              poisons, drugs or other items fashioned with the intent to use, sell,
1. All vehicles driven to school must be registered with the school           harm, threaten or harass students, staff members, parents or patrons.
   administration; No student vehicles will be permitted to leave the
   school grounds during the school day without administrative
   approval;
2. School rules and local and state traffic laws must be followed when
   operating vehicles on or around the school grounds;
3. Vehicles are to be appropriately parked in the designated areas.
   Students are to leave their vehicles locked and parked from the
   time they arrive in the morning until they leave in the evening. This
   includes those who participate in after-school activities;
4. The vehicles in the parking area are OFF LIMITS to all students
   between arrival and departure unless permission to enter the area
   has been granted by the administration;
5. All bicycles shall be parked in the bicycle racks or designated area;
   students under the age of 16 must wear a helmet as required by
   law.




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                                                     TRIMESTER SCHEDULE
                              Junior High 6th Grade               Junior High 7th & 8th Grades             High School
                         1      8:05 – 9:20                   1        8:05 – 9:20                1        8:05 – 9:20
                         2      9:30 – 10:45                  2        9:30 – 10:45               2        9:30 – 10:45
                         3a     10:45 – 11:100                3a       10:50 – 11:30              3        10:50 – 12:05
                         Lunch 11:10 – 11:40                  Lunch 11:30 – 12:00                 Lunch    12:05 – 12:35
                         3b     11:40 – 12:35                 3b       12:00 – 12:35              4        12:35 – 1:50
                         4      12:40 – 1:50                  4b       12:40 – 1:50               5        1:55 – 3:10
                         5      1:55 – 3:10                   5        1:55 – 3:10



                                                           High School Advisory Period
                                                                       Advisory Period
                                                       1                     8:05 – 9:10
                                                       2                     9:20 – 10:25
                                                       3                     10:30 – 11:35
                                                       Lunch                 11:35 – 12:05
                                                       4                     12:05 – 1:10
                                                       5                     1:15 – 2:20
                                                       Advisory Period       2:25 – 3:10



Students go to advisory teacher in the area of interest.
Advisory Period: Curriculum Council suggests this period to make staff/student connections and promote these relationships. It would include: CIM,
homeroom, career planning discussion, scheduling, academic grade check, student/adult connection, and assembly schedule.




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                            CASCADE SCHOOLS
                                                                                     EMERGENCY SCHOOL CLOSURE
Aumsville Elementary                  PH:     503-749-8492                             INFORMATION NETWORK
752 North 11th St.                    FAX:    503-749-8327
Aumsville OR 97325                                                                        Marion and Polk Counties

District Office                       PH:     503-749-8488   The following radio and television stations will broadcast either a closure or delay of
10226 Marion Rd SE                    FAX:    503-749-8321   the school day. (Check stations for updates starting at 6:00am.) DO NOT
Turner OR 97392                                              CONTACT SCHOOL OFFICES.

Child Development Center              PH:     503-749-8486                    CALL LETTERS                              FREQUENCY
574 North 11th St.                    FAX:    503-749-8480                    KOTK                                      AM 1080
Aumsville OR 97325                                                            KEX                                       AM 1190
                                                                              KBPS                                      AM 1440
                                                                              KFXX                                      AM 1520
Cloverdale Elementary                 PH:     503-749-8494                    KEWS                                      AM 620
9666 Parrish Gap Rd SE                FAX:    503-743-2189                    KXL AM                                    AM 750
Turner OR 97392                                                               KPAM                                      AM 860
                                                                              KKRZ Z100                                 FM 100.3
High School                           PH:     503-749-8490                    KINK                                      FM 101.9
10226 Marion Rd SE                    FAX:    503-749-8324                    KKCW K-103                                FM 103.3
Turner OR 97392                                                               KRSK Rosie 105                            FM 105.1
                                                                              KKJZ                                      FM 106.7
Junior High School                    PH:     503-749-8489                    KBPS                                      FM 89.9
                                                                              KGON                                      FM 92.3
10226 Marion Rd SE                    FAX:    503-749-8323
                                                                              KISN                                      FM 97.1
Turner OR 97392                                                               KUPL                                      FM 98.7
                                                                              KWIP (Spanish)                            AM 880
Marion Elementary                     PH:     503-749-8495                    KMUZ                                      AM 1230
6023 “B” St.                          FAX:    503-769-6435                    KCCS                                      AM 1220
Marion OR 97359                                                               KYKN                                      AM 1430
                                                                              KBZY                                      AM 1490
Transportation Department             PH:     503-749-8456                    KATU - TV                                 Channel 2
                                      FAX:    503-749-8328                    KGW - TV                                  Channel 8
                                                                              KOIN – TV                                 Channel 6
                                                                              KPTV – TV                                 Channel 12
Turner Elementary                     PH:     503-749-8491
                                                                              KPXG – TV                                 Channel 22
PO Box 129 / 7800 School Ave.         FAX:    503-749-8326
Turner OR 97392

West Stayton Alternative School       PH:     503-749-8493
                                      FAX:    503-749-2607
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