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					McCleary School Student/Parent Handbook Home of the Wildcats

McCleary School District 611 S. Main St. McCleary, WA 98557 (360) 495-3204
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elcome to McCleary School – Home of the Wildcats!
We are very excited about this upcoming school year. With a

few changes we have made, being a Wildcat will be more fun than ever. We hope you will get involved to create a year of fantastic memories. Mrs. Heather Ireland will be our Assistant Principal and Middle School Math Teacher, Ms. Jennifer Beerbower will be our Middle School Science Teacher, and Mrs. Diana Green will be our Learning Center Teacher. We hope the Student Handbook will answer many of your questions about our school. We encourage your participation in our programs and are confident that you will have many positive experiences as it is our goal for every student to succeed. For reasons of student safety and building security, all visitors and volunteers must check in at the office; each visitor will be issued a Visitors Pass. If you would like to visit your child’s classroom, we request that you notify us 24 hours in advance. This will give us an opportunity to arrange with the teacher an appropriate time so that your visit is positive. Should you come to pickup your child from school, we ask that you wait in the front foyer until your child comes to the office. This will help us provide an orderly dismissal. We are delighted you are here to be a part of our school community; taking pride in being a McCleary Wildcat! Have a GREAT year!

Dan Bolender Principal/Superintendent

Heather Ireland Assistant Principal

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Table of Contents
Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Staff Directory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 McCleary’s Vision and Mission Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Communication Systems Voice Mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Web Site and Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Internet Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-Mail and FAX. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Important Parent Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Parents Contribute to School Success . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Classroom Visitations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Safety Measures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Parent/Student/Teacher Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . McCleary Community Education Association (MCEA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Student Assistance Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Volunteers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Board of Directors (School Board) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Attendance Attendance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pre-Arranged Absences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Illness/Absences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Late to School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Arrival & Departure Procedures Arrival Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Early School Departure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . End of Day Plans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Walking & Biking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Withdrawals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Medications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Communicable Diseases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Screening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Immunization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Substance Abuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 7 7 7 8 8 8 8 8 9 9 9 9 9 10 10 11 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 14 14

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Transportation McCleary Transportation Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 School Bus Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 General Information for Students Dress Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Electronic Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lunch Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nutrition/Snacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Special Programs & Co-Curricular Activities Counselor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Special Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Title I/L.A.P. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sensory Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Speech and Language Pathologist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Band, Choir . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fitness (P.E.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Technology Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ASB and Social Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Promotion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Citizenship & Discipline Philosophy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Make Your Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The 5- Step Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Middle School 4- Step Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . Procedures/Consequences for Continued Misbehavior . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Use or possession of alcohol or controlled substances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Weapons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Discipline Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harassment and Bullying Behaviors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Parent Notification Form for Harassment and Bullying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 16 16 16 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 18 18 18 19 20 20 22 23 24 25 26 28 30 31

Conclusion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

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McCleary School Staff
Staff Member Ms. Terry Smith Ms. Mary Thomas Ms. Jamie Jhanson Ms. Tina Lusby Ms. Terri Beale Ms. Jamie VanFoeken Ms. Mandy Biggs Mr. Tom Mann Ms. Karen Teague Ms. Lynn Bolster Ms. Stephanie Manier Ms. Jennifer Beerbower Ms. Heather Ireland Mr. Steve Patterson Ms. HelenAnn Washburn Ms. Antha Holt Ms. Lori Mann Ms. Diane Dodd Ms. Angela Iverson Ms. April Marsh Ms. Debbie Menzel Ms. Kelly Williams Ms. Diana Green Ms. Shawna Sturges Ms. Cindy Orquist Ms. Judy Mann Mr. Steve Nelson Ms. Lisa Lieb Ms. Cheryl Rothell Ms. Karen Kienenberger Office Staff Ms. Jody Whipple Mrs. Diana Sanders Transportation Mrs. Iva Madison Mrs. Barb Craighead Maintenance/Custodial Services Ms. Audra Price Judy Mobray Food Services Mrs. Terri Gustafson Mrs. Lisa Christiansen Mrs. Judy Mann Administration Mrs. Linda McMillin Mrs. Heather Ireland Mr. Dan Bolender

2006-07
Extension 121 121 118 130 119 120 129 107 106 109 115 111 101 112 114 123/108 104/103 220 103 103 103 105 113 113 113 113 108/113 117 117 116 127 128/117 229/116 229 122

Position Preschool, Lead Teacher Pre-school Kindergarten 1st 1st/2nd 2nd 3rd 4th 4th 5th 5th Middle School Science; 6th grade homeroom Middle School Mathematics Middle School Language Arts; 7th grade homeroom Middle School Social Studies; 8th grade homeroom Music/Band/Technology Coordinator Counselor/Title 1 Coordinator Title I Title I Title I Title I School Nursing Resource Specialist-Special Education Special Education/Transportation Special Education Food services Network Manager/Special Education Speech Therapist Speech/Occupational Services Library Services School Secretary Student Records Manager/Special Ed. Secretary Transportation Supervisor Transportation Maintenance Supervisor/Custodial Services Custodial Services Head Cook Cook Food services Business Manager Assistant Principal Superintendent/Principal

124 124 124 126 102 125

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McCLEARY SCHOOL’s VISION
McCleary students are lifelong learners leading productive, healthy, and responsible lives.

McCLEARY SCHOOL’s MISSION
The mission of McCleary School is to provide educational opportunities that meet the individual needs of our students and provide them with the skills to be successful learners and productive citizens.

WASHINGTON STATE’S LEARNING GOALS 1) Read with comprehension, write with skill and communicate effectively and responsibly. 2) Know and apply the core concepts and principles of mathematics; social, physical and life sciences; civics, history and geography; arts; and health and fitness. 3) Think analytically, logically and creatively and integrate experience and knowledge to form reasoned judgments and solve problems. 4) Understand the importance of work and how performance, effort and decisions affect career and educational opportunities.

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McCleary School Communication Systems

Telephone The school office is open daily 8:00-3:30. Our phone number is 495-3204. You may contact a staff member by accessing the phone menu and dialing the 3 digit number for each person’s extension found on page 2 of this handbook. Voice mail is provided for classroom teachers to reduce disruptions to the learning process. Web Site The McCleary School District website is: www.mccleary.wednet.edu Web Page Our teachers are in the process of establishing and/or maintaining web pages. This is another way to find out what is happening in your child’s classroom. Internet Access McCleary students may have access to the internet while at school. Use of the internet by students and staff of McCleary School District shall be in support of education and research that is consistent with the District's School Improvement Plan. In order for your student to have access to the internet while at school, it is necessary for you and your student to complete the Student User Internet Access Release Form and return it to his/her classroom teacher. Access to the internet may be revoked by a teacher or the Principal if a student violates the standards of use described in the form. E-Mail Staff members may be reached by e-mail. Use the first letter of the staff member’s first name, followed by the last name @mccleary.wednet.edu (e.g., Principal Dan Bolender’s e-mail is dbolender@mccleary.wednet.edu). Students are reminded that pranks, nuisance, threats, or profane e-mailings are against the law. E-mails are easily traced back to the home or sending computer. Violators will be subject to legal or district disciplinary action. FAX If you have information that you wish to FAX to us, the number is (360) 495-4589.

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Important Parent Information
Parents Contribute to School Success We believe the family is the child's first teacher. Parents contribute to their child's success in school by:        Ensuring prompt and regular school attendance and complying with attendance rules and procedures. Talking with your child daily about school activities and showing an active interest in their assignments. Providing a regular time and place for homework assignments. Encourage reading at home - - at least 20 minutes everyday Teaching the child about respect for the law, those in authority, the rights of others, and for private and public property. Working with the school in carrying out recommendations made in the best interests of the child. Reinforcing desirable, positive character traits.

Classroom Visitations Parents are encouraged to visit their child’s classroom. For reasons of safety and building security, all visitors check in and out at the office. All visitors will be issued a visitor pass or badge to wear while in the building. As a courtesy to your child’s teacher, we request that you notify us 24 hours in advance of classroom visitations. Mr. Bolender will confer with the classroom teacher and arrange a suitable time for the visitation. This process will allow us to schedule a time that will be the least disruptive to classroom learning. Safety Measures For the safety of everyone in the building, and to keep disruptions to the educational process to a minimum:  All visitors are required to register at the school office when visiting or volunteering. Please be sure to wear the nametags or badges that are provided.  Safety drills are done routinely during the year to practice for emergencies such as fire, earthquake and lockdowns.  Students must have written permission signed by a parent or guardian to participate in field trips.  When it is necessary to change your student's normal routine, a note from the parent/guardian is appreciated. The note is to give instructions as to staying after school for a special event, riding or walking to an address other than the child's own, being picked up when the student usually rides the bus, riding a different bus than usual, or when anyone other than the custodial parent is to pick up the child. This note should be delivered to the office no later than 2 p.m. It may be faxed to (360) 4954589.

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Insurance McCleary School District does not carry insurance for individual student accidents. We have applications for student insurance through an independent agency should you be interested. Parent/Student/Teacher Conference Two of the most important meetings that parents should attend during the school year are the Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences. Fall conferences will be held October 23-25 and spring conferences March 11-13. Invitations are sent home 2 weeks prior to the suggested appointment time. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in these meetings. In the fall, students help to identify their learning goals for the school year, and in the spring we review progress toward those goals. McCleary Community Education Association McCleary School's Community Education Association plays a vital role in providing support and special programs for our students. All parents are encouraged to attend the monthly MCEA meetings. The following is a list of MCEA activities:  Meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 6:30 in Mrs. Washburn’s classroom(child-care is available) MCEA Officers  Basket Bingo and Silent Auction  Spelling Bee President Missi Olson  Sports concessions Vice-President Michele Poston  Carnival/Raffle Secretary Jody Whipple  Staff Appreciation Week Treasurer Chantol Sego Student Assistance Team The McCleary Student Assistance Team is an active group of people who have knowledge about a student of concern and meet to discuss possible interventions and to devise a plan of action that addresses a student’s specific needs. The team is the first step in the referral process that begins with a written request from any adult who has concerns about a student (i.e., parent, teacher(s), paraprofessionals, and learning support services). The SAT’s goal is to improve student learning. The “whole student” is discussed in developing an intervention. This includes health, behavior, social/emotional, physical, and academics. Referrals are made to appropriate learning support programs: Title I/LAP, Special Education, Alternative Education, 504, or school counseling. Volunteers Teachers welcome parent and community volunteers. General duties of volunteers include helping teachers and working with individual students. We are often in need of volunteers who would enjoy listening to students read, working in the library or on the playground. Please contact Lori Mann at extension 104 if you would like to volunteer; the training is free. An application needs to be on file, and you will be subject to a Washington State Patrol background check; the process helps to ensure the safety of each and every one of our students.

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Board of Directors (School Board) The members of the McCleary School District's Board of Directors are Mr. Dean Schwickerath, President, Mr. Andy Mesojednik, Mr. Troy Colley, Mrs. Georgia Self and Mr. Lonnie Zeller. Board meetings are usually the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. School board elections are held in the fall and the filing dates are in July. The Washington State School Directors' Association offers a free brochure about what a school board does and how to become a school board member. You may contact them at (360) 493-9231 for more information.

Attendance
Attendance Daily attendance and active participation in each class is a critical part of the learning process. The following policies and procedures are designed to help students learn responsibility and increase their potential for success. Students and parents or guardians must accept equally shared responsibility for regular school attendance. Students are expected to attend all assigned classes each day. Teachers report absences and tardiness to the school office. The district reserves the right to verify excuses when there is sufficient evidence that an abuse of this policy exists. Excused Absences 1. The following are valid excuses for absences and tardiness. Missed work assignments and activities may be made up in the manner provided by the teacher. A. School approved activities – to be excused, the school principal or designee must authorize this absence and the affected teacher(s) will be notified. B. Absence due to illness, health condition, medical/dental appointments, family emergency or a religious observance when requested by a student's parent(s) – the parent/guardian is expected to notify the school office of the absence or send a signed note of explanation with the student within one day after his/her return to school. When a student is absent for more than three consecutive days the school nurse or other designated staff member may contact the home to verify the nature and anticipated duration of the illness or family emergency. At the discretion of the principal, a physician’s verification of illness may be required to excuse excessive absences. C. Absence resulting from disciplinary actions or short-term suspension– as required by law, students who are removed from a class or classes as a disciplinary measure, or students who have been placed on shortterm suspension, shall have the right and responsibility to make up assignments or exams missed during the time they were denied entry to the classroom if the effect of the missed assignments results in a substantial lowering of the course grade. D. Extended illness or health condition--if a student is to be confined to home or hospital for an extended period, 2 days or more, the school will arrange for the availability of assignments. The district will cooperate with private tutors parents may employ. E. Chronic health condition--students with a chronic health condition, which interrupts regular attendance, may qualify for placement in a limited attendance - 10 -

and participation program. The student and his/her parents or guardians shall apply to the principal or designee and a limited program shall be written following advice and recommendation of the student’s medical advisor. The school principal or designee shall approve the recommended limited program. The staff shall be informed of the student’s needs, though the confidentiality of medical information shall be respected at the parent's request. 2. Notification of absence School staff will attempt to telephone daily the parents or guardians of any student absent from school at reporting time, unless there has been prior notification by parents or guardians of the reason for the absence. Additionally, the school shall attempt to notify parents or guardians by telephone as soon as possible whenever it is determined a student is absent from a class without valid excuse. 3. Unexcused Absences Unexcused absences fall into two categories: 1. Submitting a signed excuse which does not constitute an excused absence as defined previously; or 2. Failing to submit any type of excuse statement signed by the parent or guardian. This type of absence is also defined as truancy. A. Each unexcused absence will be followed by a warning letter to the parent of the student. B. After two unexcused absences within any month a conference shall be held between the parent, student and principal. Not later than the student's fifth unexcused absence in a month the district shall enter into an agreement with the student and parents that establishes school attendance requirement, refer the student to a community truancy board or file a petition and affidavit with the juvenile court alleging a violation of RCW 28A.225.010. C. If the above action fails to correct the attendance problem, the student shall be declared a habitual absentee. The principal shall interview the student and his/her family and prescribe corrective action, which may include suspension for the current semester and expulsion. 4. Tardiness– Students are expected to be in class on time. Students tardy to school after the 8:25 bell need to check in at the office for an admittance slip. When a 4-8 grade student has an unexcused tardy to class, he/she will be assigned an after school detention. 5. Failure to report to class shall be treated as a disciplinary matter. Detention or other disciplinary action will result. All sanctions imposed for failure to comply with the attendance policies and procedures shall be implemented in accordance with state and district regulations regarding student discipline. 7. Pre-arranged Absences When a pre-arranged absence is to occur, the parent is asked to make arrangements with the classroom teacher(s) at least one week prior to the absence. The teacher(s) will indicate what work needs to be completed and the appropriate due dates. - 11 -

Each student is responsible for making up worked missed during the absence. Teachers may tailor the assignments to the student’s needs and circumstances. Illness/Absences Parents please call the school (495-3204,) prior to 8:25 AM each day your child is absent and indicate the reason for the absence:

Illness Health Condition Family Emergency

Religious Observance School–approved activity

If you do not call the school, we will call you to verify your child's absence. If no telephone contact is made, a written excuse from the parent or guardian is required to verify that the absence is excused. The student should bring the written excuse to school and present it to his/her teacher at the time of his/her return to school. If your child is ill to the extent that it would be difficult for him/her to participate in the activities of a normal school day, including recess, it is best to keep the child at home. We suggest that a child with a fever be kept home for 24 hours after a normal temperature is reached. Please notify the school whenever you know that your child has had lice or a communicable disease. Late To School Please help your child learn responsibility by getting to school on time. Students who are late to school need to check in at the main office upon arrival. Students who are frequently tardy may be requested to participate in a parent-student-principal conference. If your child is running late and is planning to purchase lunch that day, please notify the office, 495-3204, by 9:00 a.m.

Arrival & Departure Procedures
Arrival Procedures Students are to be in their classrooms and ready to begin the day promptly at 8:25 AM. Students should arrive on the school grounds no earlier than 8:00 AM. Most students arrive on campus at 8:10 AM; this gives them sufficient time to prepare for the day. Closed Campus McCleary School has a closed campus requiring all students to remain on the school grounds from the time of arrival until officially dismissed at the end of the day. Students who are participating in sports may not leave campus between the end of the school day and the beginning of sports practice. Failure to follow closed campus regulations will result in suspension from school. Early School Departure If it becomes necessary for your child to be excused early, please send a note of explanation to the teacher or school office or call on the phone. When picking up your child from school, come to the office to sign out your child. Please don’t go directly to the classroom: Your child will meet you at the office. Following this procedure enables school staff to ensure that students are released to the proper persons. - 12 -

End of Day Plans It is our understanding that students who regularly ride school buses will be riding their assigned bus home after school everyday. Any changes to a student's end-of-the-day routine need to be communicated by a parent note submitted at the beginning of the school day. Students should not request to use a school telephone to seek parent permission to ride home with a friend on a different bus or get off at a different bus stop. Parents who plan to pick up their student daily may submit a yearly note indicating this plan, which will be placed in the student's file. Parking Parking spaces are provided for parents and visitors in front of the school. Walking & Biking Students walking along narrow roads without sidewalks need to be reminded about walking safety. They need to be encouraged to pay attention to the traffic and to never accept rides from strangers. Any students riding bikes to school should have a completed permission note on file in the office. Bikes are to be walked on all sidewalks at school and are not to be ridden during school hours. The use of locks for the bicycle rack is recommended for the security of student's bikes. Additionally, any student riding a bike should also be wearing an approved bike helmet. Withdrawal from McCleary School Please notify the office when you know you will be moving from our school service area. If you give us advance notice, we can help this transition go more smoothly for both you and your student.

Health
Medications As recommended by the Attorney General of Washington State, all school districts in the state are following these guidelines: 1. Oral medication is defined as either prescription medication or over-the-counter medication; there is no distinction between them. 2. All oral medication must be accompanied by signed permission from both the parent and physician/dentist. It must accompany the medication on the day it is to be given. 3. All oral medication being given for longer than 15 days must have additional instructions from the physician/dentist. 4. All medications must be in the original container. 5. All medications are to be kept in a locked cabinet in the health room. Communicable Diseases The McCleary School District reserves the right and responsibility to exclude from attendance any student suspected of being infectious with such conditions as lice, hepatitis, impetigo, ringworm, scabies, eye infections, or other conditions which are considered - 13 -

contagious. In such cases, proof of medical treatment and/or lack of threat of contagion must be cleared with the school nurse or office staff before a child may return to class. A common problem faced by schools is that of lice. At McCleary we have a "no nit" policy. A "no nit" policy requires the student to be sent home with directions to the parent for treatment of perdiculosis (lice) and the removal of all nits as a condition of readmission to school. When the student returns to school after having been found with this condition, s/he is required to be checked by our school district staff to ensure that all of the nits have been removed. Health Screening Screenings for nearsightedness, hearing, and lice are given at school. Parents are advised if the results show a need for additional follow up. Screening for scoliosis (curvature of the spine) is done during the fifth and 7th grades. These are screening services only and do not take the place of regular examinations performed by your eye specialist and family physician. Immunization Washington State law requires that all students, preschool through twelfth grade, must be fully immunized against DPT, polio, measles, Hepatitis B and Varicella (chickenpox). The hepatitis B vaccine is required for all students in Kindergarten – 10th grade. A second measles shot is required for kindergarten entrance–and all students though twelfth grade. One dose of Varicella (chickenpox) is required for Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 6th grades. A new requirement for 6th grade of 1 dose of Tdap (tetanus, diptheria, and pertussi) If the student is 11 years old and If it has been at least 5 years since the last dose of DTaP, DT, or Td Immunization information must be recorded on a state form and filed with the school before the child's first day of attendance. The state forms are available in the main office. Health Care Parents are always notified to pick up their child when the child's temperature is above 100 degrees or when the child is experiencing continuous discomfort or pain. Emergency contacts are kept on file in the student services office. Please update this information should you move or change your phone number to ensure prompt notification of their child's illness or injury. Substance Abuse Action taken by staff in dealing with student use of alcohol and the use and abuse of controlled illegal, addictive or harmful substances including anabolic steroids will have as their first concern the welfare of the student involved and the other students in the school. Although a helping relationship rather than an investigative and punitive approach will be emphasized, necessary and appropriate disciplinary action will be taken when laws or school regulations are violated; this will include being placed on emergency expulsion. Law enforcement agencies will be called upon for investigative and consultative assistance where illegal drug or alcohol activity has occurred. - 14 -

McCleary Transportation
McCleary Transportation Department If you have questions regarding transportation, please contact the district’s transportation supervisor Iva Madison at 495-3204 @ ext. 229. Schedule changes due to inclement weather are posted on the school’s website, www.mccleary.wednet.edu and broadcast on local radio stations. School Bus Guidelines Many of our students ride a school bus to and from school. Students should be at their stop approximately five minutes before the scheduled arrival time of the bus. Once on the bus, all students are expected to follow the directions of the bus driver and all bus safety guidelines, which are made available to parents and students each school year. Please keep in mind that the primary concern of each driver is the safe transportation of your child to and from school. Continued misbehavior will result in suspension from riding the bus for a period of 1-5 days depending on the seriousness of the behaviors. If you want your child to ride one of our buses to another location other than his/her regular destination, please send a written note requesting this to the front office. The note signed by the parent or guardian will be given to the office. A secretary will issue a bus pass which will be given to the student to hand to the bus driver at the end of the day.

General Information for Students

Dress Code Students should dress appropriately for school and recess activities. In all but the most severe weather, students go outside for recess; thus they should come to school prepared for outside activities. A neat, clean, modest and safe appearance fulfills our dress standards. A student is not appropriately dressed if his/her appearance is a disruptive influence or causes a distraction either to oneself or others while in the pursuit of learning. The following are not appropriate and will not be permitted:  Clothing which displays alcohol and/or tobacco products, drugs or drug paraphernalia, gang activity, sexually suggestive or adult topical wording or graphics, or advocating violence  Clothing which insults or creates a hostile environment for any other student due to that student’s gender, race, national origin, cultural or national heritage, or religion  Tops that expose bare midriffs, have spaghetti straps (very narrow straps) and low-cut tops are not appropriate for school wear. Bras or bra straps should not be exposed.  Shorts or skirts must be long enough to extend to the tips of the fingers or beyond when arms are relaxed to the sides and student is standing. Too-short skirts, skorts or shorts can be distracting to other students and may be uncomfortable for students sitting in student chairs for extended periods of time.  Jeans should not be sagged low exposing underwear. There should not be holes or strategic cuts/tears in jeans at or above the thighs. - 15 -

Should a student choose to come to school with such apparel, he/she will be offered temporary, acceptable clothing to wear. If that is declined, parents will be called to provide more appropriate clothing. After two such incidents in a trimester, the students may be assigned detention. Students may be placed in in-house suspension or sent home in situations where cooperation is lacking. Hats, visors, scarves or hoods are not to be worn inside the school. Exceptions may be made for religious observations or special dress-up/costume/spirit days. Footwear should provide for safe play and participation at recess and in fitness classes. If this is not possible, the student may not be allowed to participate in recess and P.E. activities. Parents and students should consider the health and safety risks of body piercing. Larger rings may present safety hazards and may be restricted. Excessive chains, particularly wallet chains or neck chains may be restricted. Spiked accessories and safety pins as accessories are not allowed. Gum chewing is not allowed at school during the instructional day or on the bus. Public Display of Affection (PDA) Students should be able to go about their school day without being embarrassed by the behavior of others. Kissing and other acts of public affection, sometimes including hugging and embracing, are not appropriate at school. Students who persist in this type of behavior after having been warned will receive disciplinary action. Electronic Devices Cell phones, CD players, iPods, MP3 players, electronic games, pagers, and toys are not allowed out of backpacks or to be in use at school or on the bus from 8:00-4:00; exceptions may be made by supervising adults. Such devices at school are discouraged due to the potential for disruptions to the learning process and the frequent loss, damage, or theft of the articles. In an emergency and in special situations with adult supervision, a student may be given permission to use their cell phone to call a parent/guardian. Use of cell phones by a student without permission may lead to disciplinary action and possible confiscation of the cell phone. The school

district is not responsible for any such loss or damage to these items.
Nutrition It is very important for growing students to have good nutrition. A nutritious breakfast helps students start their day ready to learn and better concentrate in their classes. A nutritious lunch helps them to get through afternoon classes, and is especially important if the student participates in after-school sports. Sweets, “junk food”, and soda pop are items popular with students but do not provide the nutrition they need for growth and performance. . Energy or power drinks are not allowed at school at any time. Water is the only beverage allowed in the classroom. Glass containers are not allowed on the bus or on the school campus. Lunch Program Breakfast may be purchased for $1.00. Student lunches sell for $1.50 for grades K-5 and $1.75 for grades 6-8. Adult meals are $3.00. Milk is available for $0.25. If a student is - 16 -

planning on having a hot lunch and will be arriving to school after 9 AM, please contact the office (495-3204) by 9 :00 AM so that his/her name may be added to the lunch count.

Special Programs & Co-Curricular Activities
Counseling Our school counselor is Ms. Lori Mann. She provides individual and group assistance for students. This may include behavioral skills, conflict resolution, mediation training, personal growth and development, substance abuse education, harassment awareness, antibullying education, and school-to-work skills. Ms. Mann may be contacted at extension 104. Special Education Ms. Diana Green is our Learning Center Teacher and assisted by Shawna Sturges, Cindy Orquist, and Steve Nelson. Special education services are available for students who qualify under the state guidelines. Referrals may be made by parents or school staff through our Student Assistance Team (SAT). Title I Reading/Learning Assistance Program (LAP) Students needing extra help in reading, writing, and/or mathematics are selected on the basis of assessment results and/or teacher referrals. Ms. Lori Mann is the program coordinator and is assisted by Ms. Dodd, Ms. Marsh, Ms. Iverson and Ms. Menzel. Speech and Language Pathologist Some of our students may qualify for assistance in the area of speech and/or oral language development. Ms. Lisa Lieb is our Speech Teacher and is assisted by Ms. Cheryl Rothell. Library Students receive instruction in information literacy from our librarian, Ms. Karen Kienenberger. Students are encouraged to use our library and the Timberland Regional Library downtown. It is important for students to understand the necessity of returning books by the due date and in good condition. There are no fines for overdue books, but students are required to pay for lost or damaged books. Music/Band Our music teacher, Ms. Antha Holt teaches general music in grades K-5. Students in grades 5-8 may also sign up for band. Advanced Band begins at 10:30 a.m. and runs until 11:00. Beginning Band for 5th meets during school hours Tuesday-Thursday. There are also two choirs, Honors and Symphonic, which are by audition only. Fitness McCleary School’s fitness program is designed to get kids moving. Our goal is to increase student health and fitness awareness. We feel that kids should understand the importance of fun, physical activity, and other healthful behaviors that will help students be “fit for life”. In grades K-5, fitness activities are directed by our classroom teachers. Mr. Patterson, Ms. Washburn, and Ms. Beerbower teach health and fitness in our Middle School. Middle school students are encouraged to wear appropriate clothing for physical fitness classes. Gym shoes are REQUIRED. - 17 -

Technology Education McCleary School is fairly well equipped with computer hardware. Our Technology Coordinator is Ms. Antha Holt. She works with classroom teachers to integrate technology into their instructional programs and teaches students keyboarding and other computer skills needed in our project based learning. Students in grades 6-8 may also participate in Yearbook and Computer Graphics. Our Network Manager is Mr. Steve Nelson who manages the network and troubleshoots technology problems. ASB/Student Council and Social Events Student Council positions include President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The advisors are Ms. Mandy Biggs and Ms. Stephanie Manier. Cost for ASB Class representatives are selected throughout the school year. Regular cards is $3 for 6th meetings are held Thursdays at 7:30 a.m. The ASB Student Council – 8th graders sponsors a number of events during the school year including dances and pepassemblies, student recognition, and/or community service. Grade level students may conduct fundraising activities to help sponsor special class trips, with the prior approval of the administration and School Board. Associated Student Body ASB cards may be purchased by students in grades 6-8 during the first month of the school year. A cardholder receives discount admission to dances and other activities. All students who participate in a school sport must purchase an ASB card. Any students who cannot afford an ASB card should contact the Principal or Counselor. AfterSchool Student Assistance Students in grades 1-4 have the opportunity to stay after school from 2:30 to 4:00 to receive homeowork help from Ms. Dodd. Students in grades 5-8 have the opportunity to stay for Harbor Afterschool from 2:30 to 5:00. Harbor Afterschool provides homework help, computer time, and recreational activities. Sports Students in 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade may participate in interscholastic sports competition. McCleary competes in the Tri-County Athletic Association with schools in Grays Harbor, Mason, and Thurston Counties. The seasons and sports include: Fall Boys & Girls: Flag Football Girls: Volleyball Early Winter Boys: Basketball Late Winter Girls: Basketball Spring Boys and Girls Track Coaches Steven Patterson: Flag Football, Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Boys Track April Marsh: Volleyball, Girls Basketball assistant coach, Girls Track Michele Johnson: Boys Basketball assistant coach

Coaches attempt to allow all members of the teams to participate in competitions. McCleary maintains a “no-cut” philosophy to allow all students who turn out to be part of a team. A sport physical is required for each student to participate in a sport. The physical is good for a period of one year (12 months). - 18 -

8th Grade Promotion Ceremony It is the desire of the McCleary School District to include all students in the 8th grade Promotion Celebration. However, the ceremony is a privilege, not a right. Only those students who have successfully completed the promotion requirements and met minimum expectations of behavior may participate in the promotion ceremony (walk across the stage). Therefore, the McCleary School District Administration has the right to deny participation in the promotion ceremony for any student who does not meet academic and behavioral expectations. Promotion Attire and Behavior We need your support for our promotion ceremony. This event is not a formal activity. Tuxedos, limos, formal gowns, etc. are not allowed. All regular school rules and dress code apply. We encourage dress that is casual, neat and clean. Promotion Gowns will be provided. Suspensions/Behavior: Students who are suspended the day of the ceremony will not be permitted to attend. Students who exhibit extreme behavior concerns and have excessive truancies and suspensions from school may be excluded from the ceremony and will be considered on an individual basis. The administrator or administrative designee shall have the option of removing any student from participation in the ceremony because of unacceptable behavior on campus before, during, or after the ceremony. Academic Requirements To receive a Certificate of Promotion and walk at the promotional ceremony, students must maintain an accumulative 70% in their core academic classes, which include Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, and Science. Parent Notification: Students who are at risk of not meeting the academic standards will be invited to conferences in the fall, winter and spring. They will also receive notification at the end of the first and second trimesters as well as the middle of the third trimester. Those students who did not meet the academic requirements are warmly invited to attend the ceremony with their family. Students may dress nice, sit with their peers, and participate in the festivities. However, they may not walk across the stage.

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Citizenship
MAKE YOUR DAY is a citizenship program we use to help students monitor their own behavior, take responsibility for their choices, and learn to make good decisions for themselves. We are proud that most of our students make good choices for themselves. Every person at McCleary School is expected to "Do what is expected and do it the best that you can." These expectations apply to all students, staff, and visitors in our school. This includes choices people make in the:  Classrooms "No one has the right to  Hallways interfere with the learning,  All other rooms in the school safety or well-being of  At lunch and recess others."  At assemblies  On the bus  On field trips Staff and volunteers are committed to be fair and respectful to all students. We strive to see that our students learn in a fair, respectful, and honest environment and have the opportunity to practice positive behavior and problem on a regular basis with their teachers and fellow students. MAKE YOUR DAY (MYD) is based on the idea that every person within the school environment has the right to expect to complete their responsibilities without interference from others. From the students' point of view, this means that they can expect our school environment will be focused on learning and student success. Students are able to communicate directly with those persons who are interfering with their learning in order to effect a change. Every student is held accountable to every staff member in order to provide consistency throughout the school environment. Consequences are clearly outlined and consistently enforced. These procedures are implemented without blaming, moralizing or showing anger. Throughout the school day, students are aware of the fact that the consequences of their behavior, both positive and negative, are the result of their choices. Student Self- Assessment Points are used as a measure of a student's effort to "do what is expected and do it the best that you can" in every school setting. In order for students to make positive changes in their behaviors, they learn to review and evaluate their efforts. By having students assign their own point value to their efforts, students learn to understand if they are meeting school and personal expectations or if there is room for improvement. Points take a few minutes each period and provide an opportunity for students to enhance their decision making, problem solving, and communication skills.

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The MYD Point procedures are explained in the following paragraphs:
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Students earn points by doing what is expected the best they can and not interfering with the learning, safety or well-being of others. At the conclusion of designated periods, students review their own academic and behavioral performance - "Have I done what was expected and have I done it the best that I can?” After all students have evaluated their own performance, a student can provide feedback to another student whose behavior directly interfered with their learning or safety. Teachers may also address academic and behavioral concerns. These concerns are monitored closely by the teacher to ensure that it is done in a helpful, caring manner. Students may earn extra points during special area classes such as library, music, and P.E. Lunch and lunch recess is also a period in which students are accountable. At recess we encourage the following actions: Students make a clear and honest attempt to solve their problems with each other. If there is a conflict at recess, a staff member on recess duty is informed of the conflict. A report is sent to classroom teachers. A student may have difficulty assessing points or communicating concerns. The teacher will assume this responsibility, model appropriate assessment/interactions, and determine when student is ready to independently participate again.

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Students are expected to practice their citizenship skills in less structured environments; including before and after school, during lunch, recesses and on the bus. Students will conduct themselves in a way that respects the rights and safety of others. This includes walking appropriately on the sidewalks, walking to and from school in a safe and orderly fashion, following bus rules, and playing safely and cooperatively on the playground. Procedures for Inappropriate Behavior Students are aware that behavior interfering with the learning, safety or well-being of others is monitored and adjusted through Steps. During this time, students may mentally review their behavior, think of alternative choices, and make a decision to rejoin the group.

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The Five-Step Plan (Grades Kindergarten - 5 Step 1 If a student's behavior interferes with the learning, safety or well-being of others, he chooses to take a seat that faces away from the academic environment. For a short period (no more than five minutes) the student may quietly think about his behavior. If a student is able to verbalize the inappropriate behavior and indicates a willingness to behave appropriately, he returns to his seat. If a student continues to interfere with learning while on Step 1, he moves to Step 2. After a brief time, if the student is able to verbalize the inappropriate behavior and indicates a willingness to behave appropriately, he returns to Step1. If a student continues to interfere with learning on Step 2, he may choose step 3 which is to focus on the school rule (No student has the right to interfere with the learning, safety or well-being of others.), or choose Step 4 which is a parent conference. Note: Steps 1, 2 and 3 follow in succession. (A student may not go to Step 2 or 3 without starting on Step 1. However, if a student is exhibiting exceptional misconduct, please see page 24). Likewise, the student goes back from Step 3 to Step 2, to Step 1, back to class, in that order. Step 4 If a student chooses to continue interfering behavior while on Step 3, he will be given a Step 4 Conference Referral and sent to the office. With an adult present, the student is expected to explain to his parent why he has chosen to call a parent conference. The student will remain out of class in a partner classroom until the student has the opportunity to meet with the parent and staff member in order to determine if the student is ready to return to class for the purpose of learning. A student chooses to advance to Step 5 when he is out of control, exhibits behavior that is totally inappropriate for school, exhibits inappropriate behavior when waiting for a Step 4 parent conference, or is demonstrating actions that are clearly a Step 5 offense. Some examples of behaviors constituting immediate advancement on Step 5 are listed on the next page of this handbook. At this point, an administrator or designee will contact the parent so that the child will be immediately removed from school.

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Middle School 4-Step Plan Step 1 If a student's behavior interferes with the learning, safety or well-being of others, he chooses to take a seat that faces away from the academic environment. For a short period (no more than five minutes) the student may quietly think about his behavior. If a student is able to verbalize the inappropriate behavior and indicates a willingness to behave appropriately, he returns to his seat. If a student continues to interfere with learning, he may choose step 2 which is to focus on the school rule (No student has the right to interfere with the learning, safety or well-being of others.), or choose Step 3 which is a parent conference. Note: Steps 1, 2 and 3 follow in succession. (A student may not go to Step 2 or 3 without starting on Step 1. However, if a student is exhibiting exceptional misconduct, please see page 24). Step 3 If a student chooses to continue interfering behavior while on Step 2, he will be given a Step 3 Conference Referral and sent to the office. With an adult present, the student is expected to explain to his parent why he has chosen to call a parent conference. The student will remain out of class in a partner classroom until the student has the opportunity to meet with the parent and staff member in order to determine if the student is ready to return to class for the purpose of learning. A student chooses to advance to Step 4 when he is out of control, exhibits behavior that is totally inappropriate for school, exhibits inappropriate behavior when waiting for a Step 3 parent conference, or is demonstrating actions that are clearly a Step 4 offense. Some examples of behaviors constituting immediate advancement to the last Step are listed on the next page of this handbook. At this point, an administrator or designee will contact the parent so that the child will be immediately removed from school.

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Conference Procedures for Steps 4 (grades K-5) and Step 3 (Middle School) The purpose of a Step 4 or 3 parent/student conference is to help the student understand what is expected at school and make a commitment to try to fulfill McCleary School’s expectations. Since it was the student's choice to have a conference, the student is expected to conduct the conference. The student must: Components of a Successful 1. State the problem Conference 2. Offer acceptable alternatives to making future choices  The student states the problem 3. Request permission to return to class honestly and completely.  The student takes Both the staff member and the parent must agree responsibility for his actions. that the student has conducted the conference  The student uses problem appropriately and is ready to return to the classroom. solving skills to verbalize The components of a successful conference are listed positive alternatives. to the right.  The student expresses a desire to return to the classroom.  The parent and staff member agree that the student is ready to return to the classroom.

Behaviors Constituting Immediate Advancement to Step 5

Severity and/or repetition of offense will determine advancement. These are examples, this list is not exhaustive.

When a student chooses STEP 5 (K-5) or 4 (Middle School) by making a behavior choice that is of such a serious nature that it endangers students’ or staff safety, or so severely disrupts the learning environment that students can’t learn and teacher’s can’t teach, an immediate out-of-school suspension of short-term (1-10 school days) or long-term (more than 10) may be imposed. When a student is suspended from school he/she will have a re-entry conference with an administrator. Some possible behaviors resulting in suspension may include but are not be limited to:         Willful tampering, abusing, or destroying of school or private property. Students and parents will be held responsible for the replacement or repair of damaged or destroyed property. Fighting Premeditated: intended, planned. Non-premeditated: impulsive, unable to deal with anger, no forethought. (In the case of fighting, all parties involved will be subject to consequences regardless of who initiated the fight.) Defiance or disrespect of valid authority. Leaving assigned area or campus without permission (subject to teacher and/or administrator interpretation). Acts of "dishonesty" (stealing, cheating, etc.). Threatening others. Inappropriate and/or abusive language or actions. Behavior which is severely disruptive to learning or threatens the safety of others. - 24 -

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Possession or use of tobacco products. Possession or use of lighters, matches or other incendiary devices. Lewd or indecent conduct. Arson, false fire alarms, false 911 calls from school or bomb threats. Possession, sale, use, or being under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs or other substances (see below). Use, possession, or storing of weapons (see below), explosives or fireworks. Please note: When a student continues to have difficulty managing their behavior, despite the use of the MYD steps, he/she may be referred to the Student Assistant Team for evaluation and a Student Behavior Plan will be developed with input from staff working with the student and the parent.

Alcohol Use or possession of alcohol, controlled substances, or substances purported to be alcohol or controlled substances (including possession, under the influence, or paraphernalia) will be automatic STEP 5’s. First Offense:  Student’s parents/guardians will be notified and required to conference with administrator.  Student may be placed on suspension for up to thirty (30) days. All suspensions are subject to WAC 180-40-260.  Law enforcement will be notified.  Suspension may be modified if a student participates in an assessment by a certified drug/alcohol agency approved by the McCleary School District. The district requires the release of information and that the student follows the assessment recommendation(s). If the student does not complete the recommendations of the assessment within the agreed upon time line, the remainder of the suspension will go into effect. Second and Subsequent Offenses:  Same as first offense except:  Student may be placed on suspension for up to sixty (60) days. All suspensions are subject to WAC 180-40-260.  Child Protective Services (CPS) may be contacted. Sale or distribution of alcohol, controlled substances, or substances purported to be alcohol or controlled substances (including paraphernalia) will be automatic STEP 5’s. First Offense:  Student may be placed on suspension for up to thirty (30) days. All suspensions are subject to WAC 180-40-260.  Parent/guardian conference required at school (record of conference will be placed in student’s discipline file).  Law enforcement will be notified. - 25 -

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Suspension may be modified if a student participates in an assessment by an agency approved by the McCleary School District. The district requires the release of information and that the student follows the assessment recommendation(s). If the student does not complete the recommendations of the assessment within the agreed upon time line, the remainder of the suspension will go into effect.

Second Offense:  Student may be expelled from school. All expulsions are subject to WAC 180-40-275.  Parents/guardians will be notified and required to conference with the administrator (record of conference will be placed in student’s discipline file).  Law enforcement will be notified.  Referral to appropriate agency/school interventionist for assessment. Weapons Possessing, using, transporting, or transferring any object that could reasonably be considered a firearm or a dangerous weapon (to include weapon “look-alikes”); and possessing any exploding item or device that would be capable of producing bodily harm, damage to property, or disruption of the educational process is prohibited in the McCleary School District will be automatic STEP 5’s. District employees have the right to enact emergency removal (WAC 180-40-290) of any student who has been found in possession of a firearm, explosives, explosive devices, firecrackers, or other dangerous devices (as defined in RCW 9.41.280) while at school, school sponsored events, on school grounds, or District provided transportation. Students in possession of any such item will be subject to immediate emergency expulsion as specified by law. The Gun-Free Schools Act of 1994 requires school districts to expel from school for a period of not less than one year, any student who is determined to have brought a weapon to school. All expulsions are subject to WAC 180-40-27 The following steps will be implemented, absent unusual circumstances, for all student violations of the District’s Weapons Policy:     Student will immediately be placed on emergency expulsion. Student’s parents/guardians will be notified and required to conference with administrator. Law enforcement and/or juvenile authorities will be notified. A student who is determined to have brought a weapon to school will be expelled from the District for one calendar year. The Superintendent may modify expulsion on a case-by-case basis.

Prior to the return of any student who has been expelled for a weapons violation, the District will require the student to comply with a rehabilitation plan comprised of, but not limited to, one or more of the following:    Drug and/or alcohol assessment and treatment. Anger management assessment and treatment. Peer pressure assessment and treatment. - 26 -

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Any costs associated with the rehabilitation plan will be the responsibility of the parent(s) or guardian(s). At the time of re-entry, the student and parent(s)/guardian(s) will, in conjunction with the impacted employee(s) and administrators, establish an enforceable behavior plan which must he adhered to as a condition of the student returning and remaining in the employee’s classroom(s) and the school. Employees shall be informed prior to being assigned any student who has evidenced behavior that could present a safety problem to the employee, other students, or staff. Employees shall be provided with specific information about the known behavior pattern(s) of the student on a “need-to-know” basis. McCleary School District will immediately and thoroughly investigate reports and rumors regarding dangerous weapons and take prompt and reasonable action to protect students, employees and property.

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McCleary School District Discipline Procedures
Administrative Procedures - The infractions listed below are not intended to be exclusive or all inclusive. All types of infractions may not be included and so modifications will be made, if necessary, at the discretion of the administrator. In all instances, discretion of the interpretation is left to the individual principal, assistant principal, or administrative designee to modify penalties suggested whenever extenuating circumstances see to be present, in order that justice may be tempered with mercy and understanding. Every effort will be made to contact parents or guardians the day of their child's suspension.
Student Offenses 1st Offense Day(s) suspended 2nd Offense Day(s) suspended 3rd Offense Day(s) suspended

CATEGORY I
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Leaving school grounds w/o permission Unintentional destruction (school prop.) Misrepresentation or lying ………………. Truancy …………………………………………. 1 day restitution 0-3 days 1 day, in-house suspension Lunch det. in classroom before or after school 1 day 1-3 days 1-3 days 1-3 days 1-3 days 1 day 1-3 days 1-3 days 3 days restitution 3-5 days 3 days in-house susp. Lunch det. in classroom before or after school 2-3 days 3-5 days 3-5 days 3-5 days 3-5 days 2-3 days 3-5 days 3-5 days 5-7 days restitution 5-7 days 5-7 days in-house susp. Lunch det. in classroom before or after school 3-7 days 5-7 days 5-7 days 5-7 days 5-7 days 3-7 days 5-7 days 5-7 days

Disrupting Educational Program ……… Misbehavior w/guest teacher present .. Pressuring students into violations ….. (verbal or non-verbal) 8. Unauthorized area with intent …………. 9. Obstruction ……………………………………. 10. Defiance ………………………………………… 11. Profanity, Vulgarity ………………………… 12. Disrespectful to staff ………………………..

CATEGORY II
13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Theft - (less than $25) …………………….. Intentional misuse of school property .. Forgery ………………………………………….. Pornography ………………………………….. Harassment (sexual/verbal/physical) .. Fighting (both participating) …………… Threatening staff and/or students ……. Theft - (more than $25) …………………… 1-3 days 1-3 days, restitution 1 day 1-3 days 1-3 days 1-3 days 1-15 days 3-15 days, police Restitution 5-7 days 3-5 days 1-3 days, work detail Police, restitution 5-7 days, police 1-60 days, police 3-5 days, police 3-5 days, restitution 1-3 days 3-5 days 3-10 days 5-7 days 5-20 days 15-30 days, police Restitution 15 days, police 5-10 days, police 3-10 days, work detail Police, restitution 10-15 days, police police, expulsion 5-15 days, police 5-7 days, restitution 1-5 days 5-7 days 15 days 10 days 10-60 days 30-60 days, police Restitution 60 days, police 10-60 days, police 10-60 days, work detail Police, restitution 15-60 days, police ---------------------5-15 days, police Expulsion, police -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

21. False alarm ……………………………………. 22. Extortion ……………………………………….. 23. Vandalism ……………………………………… 24. Assault on others (receiver not participate) 25. Assault on school personnel ……………. 26. Possession, construction, or production of Drug paraphernalia ………………………… 27. Under the influence of drugs/alcohol .. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32.

Possession of drugs/alcohol/tobacco … Sale or delivery of drugs/alcohol/tobacco. Arson …………………………………………….. Possession of dangerous weapon/explosive Possession of dangerous weapon - student acts with malice and displays an instrument which appears to be a firearm…………… Expulsion, police

1-10 days, police 3-10 days, police 3-10 days, police 5-60 days, police (reduction w/drug assessment) 3-10 days, police 5-60 days, police 3-10 days, police Expulsion, police Expulsion, police ---------------------60 days, police Expulsion ----------------------

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33. Possession of firearm ……………………….

Expulsion, police

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Explanation to some phrases/or words a. Obstruction - Defined as willful withholding of information b. Forgery - Defined as students misrepresenting themselves in writing as parents, guardians, or other persons of authority. c. Possession of drug paraphernalia - Defined as students in possession of such things as zigag papers, bongs, hash pipes, roach clips, etc. d. Lying - Defined as students fabricating stories about themselves or others. e. Pressuring - Students are expected to behave in a manner which does not encourage rule violation. Students are expected to remove themselves from rule violation situations. Cumulative Violations 1. When a student has had three office discipline occurrences, a letter will be sent and if necessary, a parent conference will be scheduled. 2. When a student has had more than three office discipline occurrences, the administration will review the file to consider more serious consequences and/or longterm suspension. Suspension Students suspended from school are not to attend any school-related functions during the regular school day or after school on the day(s) of their suspension. In-School Suspension In-school suspension may be considered on a limited basis for students involved in specific disciplinary circumstances. Please note that an in-school suspension is recorded as an official suspension.

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Harassment, Sexual Harassment Intimidation and/or “Bullying” Behavior
Harassment, intimidation or “bullying” is unfair and one-sided. It happens when someone keeps hurting, frightening, threatening, or excluding someone on purpose. Bullying behavior is targeted, aggressive and repetitive. Bullying will result in a strong emotional reaction from the victim with little or no reaction from the bully. Often the “bully” will make no effort to resolve the problem. Harassment, Sexual Harassment, Intimidation and or Bullying will not be tolerated. The following aggressive behaviors may describe “bullying” behavior:  Physical: Hitting, kicking, shoving or spitting on someone. Destroying property. Intentionally dumping books, strewing papers, playing “keep-away” with possessions. Tearing or marking clothing.  Social: Spreading rumors, excluding from group, the “silent treatment,” excluding a student on the playground, making fun of a person.  Verbal: Name-calling, teasing, threatening, telling secrets, mimicking.  Sexual: Inappropriate touching or grabbing, forcing sexual contact, making comments about another’s body, making sexually suggestive remarks or gestures, spreading rumors, snapping bras, flipping up skirts, sexually offensive graffiti, any other words or behaviors that make someone uncomfortable or a sexual target. Procedures for dealing with “bullying” behavior: All McCleary students receive anti-harassment, -intimidation, and -bullying instruction in September or when enrolling during the school year. 1st Offense: Referral to the school counselor. Contact made with a parent/guardian. Student may be referred to an administrator for discipline. 2nd Offense: Student is referred to the principal for discipline and contact is made with a parent/guardian. If it is determined that a student is repeatedly engaging in bullying-type behaviors, he/she will be referred to the principal who will conduct an investigation of the situation. The parents/guardians will be notified, and the offending student may be suspended from school. Repeated bullying behavior will result in suspension and may include contacting the police and/or social service authorities.

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HARRASSMENT, SEXUAL HARRASSMENT, INTIMIDATION AND/OR BULLYING BEHAVIOR

PARENT NOTIFICATION FORM
Student: Date:
Harassment, intimidation and “bullying” are unfair and one-sided. It happens when someone keeps hurting, frightening, threatening, or excluding someone on purpose. Bullying behavior is targeted, aggressive and repetitive. Bullying will result in a strong emotional reaction from the victim with little or no reaction from the bully. Often the “bully” will make no effort to resolve the problem. The following aggressive behaviors may describe “bullying” behavior:  Physical: Hitting, kicking, shoving or spitting on someone. Destroying property. Intentionally dumping books, strewing papers, playing “keep-away” with possessions. Tearing or marking clothing.  Social: Spreading rumors, excluding from group, the “silent treatment,” excluding a student on the playground, making fun of a person.  Verbal: Name-calling, teasing, threatening, telling secrets, mimicking.  Sexual: Inappropriate touching or grabbing, forcing sexual contact, making comments about another’s body, making sexually suggestive remarks or gestures, spreading rumors, snapping bras, flipping up skirts, sexually offensive graffiti, any other words or behaviors that make someone uncomfortable or a sexual target.

Procedures for dealing with “bullying” behavior:

All McCleary students receive anti-harassment, -intimidation and -bullying instruction in September or when enrolling during the school year. 1st Offense: Referral to the school counselor. Contact made with a parent/guardian. Student may be referred to an administrator for discipline. 2nd Offense: If it is determined that a student is repeatedly engaging in bullying-type behaviors, he/she will be referred to the principal who will conduct an investigation of the situation. The parents/guardians will be notified, and the offending student may be assigned natural consequences 0r possible suspension from school. Repeated bullying behavior may result in in-school or out-ofschool suspension and may include contacting the police and/or social service authorities. Describe Incident:

Parent Contact: ___ Phone ___ E-Mail ___ Mail ___ In person Contacted by: ___________________________________ Please sign and return. Parent Signature: ____________________________Date: ________

Conclusion
It is our goal that students, staff, parents, the school administration and school board work together in harmony to develop a safe, positive school environment where each student can succeed. We want to have open communication with parents and community members. Please call or stop in to talk with us about questions and/or concerns. If you would like to conference with your child’s teacher or another staff member, please call or ask our office staff for an appointment or email the teacher. We will gladly make arrangements for a conference at a time suitable to you and the staff member. Working together, McCleary School will continue to be a special place for students to learn, develop and grow and a positive place for everyone.

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