(SPC) SPECIAL PROGRAMS CENTER 972-429-2390 FAX 972-941-9725
Lynne Tinsley Principal Debbie Courtney Administrative Assistant Ashley Doyle Counselor Attendance Line 972-429-2395 email@example.com
Jeff Berry-Social Studies 972-429-3000 ex. 7005 Jeff.Berry@wylieisd.net William Jones-Science 972-429-3000 ex. 6291 William.firstname.lastname@example.org Jennifer Cheek- Special Ed & Choice 972-429-3000 ex. 7104 Jennifer.Cheek@wylieisd.net Elaine Rozier-Transition to Life 972-429-3000 ex. 6565 Elaine.Rozier@wylieisd.net John Stroud-Math 972-429-3000 ex.7211 John.Stroud @wylieisd.net Joyce Thursby-BAU 972-429-3000 ex.7007 Joyce.Thursby @wylieisd.nett Ruth Wharton 972-429-3000 ex.7036 Ruth.email@example.com Amy Chapa 972-429-3000 ex. 6121 Amy.firstname.lastname@example.org Malia Nompone-Transition for Life 972-429-3000 ex. 6476 Malia.Nompone@wylieisd.net Brad Phelps-Health & P.E. 972-429-3000 ex. 6375 Brad.Phelps@wylieisd.net Sherri Scott-Elem. DAEP 972-429-3000 ex. 6304 Sherri.Scott@wylieisd.net Yvette Terry-Choice 972-429-3000 ex.7112 Yvette.Terry @wylieisd.net Gay Watson-BAU 972-429-3000 ex.7044 Gay.Watson@wylieisd.net Sue Wilson-English 972-429-3000 ex.7160 Sue.Wilson@wylieisd.net
Wylie ISD Mission Statement The Wylie Independent School District, in partnership with parents and the community, will provide ALL students a world-class academic education, which will prepare them to lead successful and productive lives. Special Programs Center Mission Statement
The Special Programs Center, in partnership with Wylie ISD schools and the community, will provide every student, high quality academic education and success skills to prepare them for positive and constructive lives.
The Wylie Independent School District has authority and control over its students during the regular school day and while going to and from school on district transportation. This jurisdiction includes any activity during the school day on school grounds, attendance at any schoolrelated activity, regardless of time and location, and any schoolrelated misconduct, regardless of time and location. Non-Discrimination Statement for Wylie ISD The Wylie Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap in providing education services. Dr. H. John Fuller, Superintendent, has been designated to coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements of Title IX and of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. “Toward Excellence, Access & Success (TEXAS) Grant Program” This financial grant is designed to enable eligible students to attend public and private institutions of higher education in Texas. Additional information is available from the school counselor.
SPECIAL PROGRAMS CENTER (SPC)
The academic curricula will be individualized for students being served in the SPC program. All core academic areas will be covered as well as limited electives. Students will be expected to maintain the same academic standards as all students in the district. The same scope and sequence will be followed to provide continuity for the student’s learning. Personnel from the home campus are encouraged to visit the SPC classroom and discuss their student’s behavior and academic needs with the SPC instructional staff. These visits also provide a sense of stability and help assure continued concern for the student’s well being.
SOCIAL SKILLS CURRICULUM
Students with inadequate developmental social skills have great difficulty interacting successfully in school and at home. One of the goals of the Special Programs Center is to help students learn the social skills necessary to interact appropriately with peers, school personnel and their families. Emphasis is placed on learning appropriate social skills including self-management, positive peer relationships and conflict resolution.
RETURNING TO HOME CAMPUS
Prior to returning to home campus all students will meet with SPC counselor. If a student has been sent to DAEP for drugs, the student and parent must attend a meeting at Collin County Substance Abuse Center. Parents should make an appointment during the first two weeks of placement at DAEP but the meeting must be completed before a student will be allowed to return to their home campus. Please call 972-633-3370 to set up the meeting. When the student returns to the home campus he/she will need to: 1. Go to the Registrar’s office and tell them you are returning from DAEP 2. Meet with your counselor. 3. Have a positive attitude and be willing to work hard. 4. Make GOOD choices. 5. Meet with your mentor teacher anytime you need help.
IN-SCHOOL COUNSELING PROGRAM
The SPC in-school counseling program is designed to compliment the student’s social skills curriculum as well as career counseling. The counselor will meet with students on a regular basis. Meetings may involve one-on-one, group setting or classroom setting. In addition to working with students, the school’s counseling program may include consultation time with parents, other SPC personnel and home campus personnel. The counseling department at the Special Programs Center will work closely with students, parents, and staff to meet the following guidelines: Guidance Curriculum that organizes resources and integrates developmentally appropriate instructional components to address life skills needed by all students. Individual Planning which focuses on particular needs of individual students with regard to educational, career, and personal goals. Responsive Services providing support to students with identified concerns through prevention and intervention. System Support linking the guidance program with the school and community.
School will begin at 8:15 a.m. and be dismissed at 3:15 p.m. Students should arrive no earlier than 8:05 a.m. and must be off school premises by 3:30 p.m. Students may be dropped off by parents, walk or ride the school bus. Students are not allowed to ride with other students or have different traveling arrangements without written permission on file. Any transportation changes must be requested in writing by parents. Bicycles are not allowed on campus. Students may NOT drive to campus unless there are extenuating circumstances and the student has received prior approval from administration.
Arrival: Students will be expected to empty their pockets, pull pockets inside out, pull up pants legs and remove shoes before entrance into DAEP room. Students will remove outer wear and belts during check in. A metal detector will be used to insure safety. All belongings will be searched. No purses, bags or backpacks will be allowed in DAEP. Attendance: Regular attendance is required. A parent or guardian must call if a student is absent, and must send a note within 72 hours of the absence to school when the student returns. Call Attendance at 972-429-2391 and leave a message stating the parent’s name, student’s name, and date of absence. Public School Attendance Law states that a student must be in attendance at least 90% of the scheduled school days. Attendance will be sent to the home campus and is cumulative. Excessive absences will result in Truancy and possible loss of academic credit. Bags, Backpacks or Purses: Not allowed in DAEP. Bus: Students who ride the DAEP bus, will be expected to sit in assigned seats and cause no problems on the bus. Students are not allowed to have food or drinks on the bus. If a bus driver refers a student for discipline issues on the bus the student may lose bus privileges. Campus: Students are not allowed on any other Wylie ISD campus or at any school sponsored event during their DAEP placement. Violation may result in additional days of placement and may involve a ticket. Cell Phones and Electronic Devices: Will be confiscated and returned to the parent only. Additionally the student will not earn credit for that day. A $15 charge will be assessed each time an item is confiscated. If a parent must contact their child during the day he/she may call 972-429-2390. Students may bring appropriate books or magazines to read on the bus.
Classroom expectations: o Students will follow teacher directions o Students will not be allowed to sleep o Students will complete scheduled assignments o Students will bring all necessary supplies o Students will not interfere with the learning of others o Points will not be earned if expectations are not met Classroom equipment: Students will be expected to clean up, repair or pay for any damage they cause. Absolutely no eating or drinking is allowed while working on computers. Class Changes: All students will be expected to walk with a teacher, single file from one classroom to the next. Hands will be kept in the pockets or at the sides. Students will be expected to act appropriately while changing classes. Discipline Point Sheet: All students will carry a discipline sheet for every class. Total points will be calculated by the student’s monitor teacher each day. Students will be expected to maintain at least 180 points as a daily score on his/her point sheet. A lower score will result in credit not being earned toward the total days of placement at DAEP. It is the student’s responsibility to keep up with their point sheet and fill it in daily with their name, grade, date and classes. Failure to do so may result in not earning credit for that day. Dress Code: Will be strictly enforced. You will receive a copy during intake process. Additionally it can be found on line at www.wylieisd.net All DAEP students will be expected to wear a blue shirt. If a student consistently does not earn points for dress code he/she will receive silent lunch or will return to Level I. Drug Placements: All students who have been placed at DAEP for drug related issues must attend at least one session at the Collin County Substance Abuse Center. Parents and students are required to attend a session as soon as possible after initial placement at DAEP. Parents need to set up appointments by calling 972-633-3370 and students will need to bring documentation that they have attended the session. There is no fee for this session.
Gang or Racial Slurs: Any racial slurs or gang related behaviors will be addressed immediately. This type of behavior may earn OSS or even placement in the Juvenile Justice program. Home Campus Mentor: Each student will be asked to choose an adult mentor from their home campus to support and visit with them. Mentors will also help the student with transition back to their home campus when the student has completed their time at DAEP. Lunch/Breakfast: Students who receive free/reduced lunch will receive meals from the school at the free or reduced rate. All other secondary students (grades 7-12) must purchase meals from school at the cost of $11.25 per week for lunch. If students also wish to purchase breakfast this will be an additional $6.25 per week. The only exception to this policy will be for students who are on special needs diets. Medical documentation must be provided for the student to bring a lunch from home. Parent’s may pay online at the student’s home campus location or bring check, money order or cash to SPC office. No charging will be allowed. Medicine: No medication (prescription or non-prescription) will be given to a student unless the parent completely fills out a medication consent form. This form is available in the Special Programs Center office area. All medications must be handdelivered by the parent to the SPC administrative office. All medications must remain in the prescription bottle with the medication name, student’s name, and dosage listed on the outside of the bottle. Any over the counter medication must be in an unopened container and will be given only after consent forms have been signed. Possession or use of drugs and/or paraphernalia, alcohol, tobacco or weapons: The campus administrator has the right to search students due to reasonable suspicion. Random checks with drug dogs may also occur. Police and parents will be notified if any of these items are found. Possession or use of these items can result in suspension, expulsion to JJAEP and legal citation.
Repeat offenders: Any students who are placed at DAEP more than once during the school year will have silent lunch and may have additional restrictions. Textbooks: Students must bring their books from their home campus. The student is responsible for condition and return of the books to the campus at the end of DAEP placement. Time Completion: All students will finish at DAEP on Friday of the week when time has been served and go back to their home campus beginning on the following week. Working Lunch: If a student is in need of help or additional time to complete class work the student will be assigned to have a “working lunch”. The student will have access to teachers to get make up work completed or extra time to complete class room assignments. If a student is assigned to this class it will be required for the student until the student has completed all missing, late, or unacceptable work.
Assignments to the Special Program Center are made by campus administrators consistent with the Wylie ISD Student Code of Conduct guidelines for assessing discipline. Both academic effort and behavior determine successful days. Most work will be completed independently but there will be some small group activities as well. Students who exhibit persistent misbehavior or severe behavioral problems may be out of school suspended or expelled and placed in the JJAEP (Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program). Disruption of class may result in disciplinary action or legal action including tickets issued by the SRO.
Discipline Management Plan
All students assigned to Wylie ISD Special Programs DAEP are subject to the rules and policies of DAEP as well as the Wylie ISD Student Code of Conduct. DAEP utilizes a strict discipline management plan. Students who choose not to follow the rules of each classroom or the DAEP will not earn discipline points. The student will be assigned disciplinary actions including but not limited to silent lunch, isolation, detention and/or being referred to the principal. Placements: Students will be allowed to return to their home campus only after he/she has served his/her assigned time and/or earned early release. DAEP students may earn up to 200 points per day. In order for a student to return to their home campus he/she must score at least 180 points on his/her daily discipline report for each day to count toward the assigned days. If these expectations are not met the student will have additional placement days added to his/her stay at DAEP. Talking, arguing with staff, refusing to do class work, writing notes, not following directions, sleeping, insubordination, profanity, and disruption of the educational process will not be tolerated at DAEP.
Early release opportunities: Students must earn 195 points per day to be considered clearly compliant. As an incentive for the student to be allowed to return to their home school early, the following system will be in place: for every 5 days of 195 points or more, a student can earn (1) one early release day from the original placement. A student who had a 30 day placement could actually earn their way back to their home campus in 25 days if they had near perfect points each day. The "Early Release" option will be open to DAEP 1st time placement (per year) students only or at the discretion of the assigning school. Students in grades 5-12 may earn early release at the discretion of the home campus for the following: Students sent to DAEP for drug issues will be given early release only with documentation of a negative drug screen. 5 days of 195 points earned = 1 day early release Attendance of parents & students to AA/NA meeting 4 times = 2 early release days. A maximum of 2 days early release will be allowed. Perfect Attendance for three week period (15 days in a row with no tardies or absences of any sort) = 1 early release day
Standard Dress Policy for WISD Students Grades 5-12
The Wylie Independent School District, in partnership with parents and the community, will provide ALL students a world-class academic education, which will prepare them to lead successful and productive lives. The Wylie Independent School District believes that students should learn to dress for success in order to be successful and lead productive lives. Hence, students should dress in a way that is appropriate for a teaching and learning environment. Maintaining a school atmosphere suitable for academic study will help students focus on learning. The Standard Dress Policy is an important step toward furthering excellence and better preparing our students for college, careers, and successful living as adults.
Pants/Skirts/Shorts/Jumpers Acceptable colors for pants, skirts, shorts and jumpers are khaki (brown tones), navy blue or black (solid, single colors). All pants and shorts will be pleated or flat-front (i.e. “Dockers” type) and must have belt loops. Belts must be worn with all pants and shorts and must be worn within the belt loops. Pants and shorts are to be worn at the waist with a belt at all times. Pants must be worn outside of shoes or boots. Capri pants will be acceptable for girls as long as they are worn at the waist and with a belt. Shorts may be worn but must be knee length or longer. Skirts must be knee length or longer. Slits in skirts must not extend above the knee. Jumpers may be worn but must be knee length or below. Jumpers must be worn over a standard dress-approved shirt. Brand logos or labels on clothing items in this section may be no larger than 1 ½” by 1 ½”. Not Allowed Oversized clothing Sweatpants, pajama pants, wind pants, pants, skirts or shorts with drawstrings, warm-ups, overalls or coveralls Leather, suede, vinyl, and denim materials except for outer/winter wear Baggy-style pants or shorts Cargo or carpenter style pants or shorts characterized by pockets sewn on outside Soccer or boxer style shorts Brads, rivets, studs or decorations (i.e. chains or straps) of any kind Pants or shorts with pockets sewn on outside
Belts Belts must be worn buckled at all times and must be worn inside the belt loops. Belts must be solid color, leather-like, dress-type or canvas belts with a buckle. Acceptable colors for belts are brown, black, navy blue, khaki or white. Not Allowed Scarves or ribbons used as belts Tie or fringe belts Excessively decorated belts or buckles Oversized buckles (no larger than credit card size) (Buckles larger than credit card size awarded to students by WISD may be approved by Principal) Chain or metal belts Lettering on belts or buckles Stripes, checks or designs
Shirts/Turtlenecks Any solid color Blue shirt that fits the style description will be allowed. Collared knit button polo style shirt (short or long sleeve) Oxford-style or dress shirts in long or short sleeve Turtlenecks Undershirts must be a solid color and sleeve length may not be longer than outer shirt. All shirts, undershirts and turtlenecks must be completely tucked in and remain completely tucked in when students are seated and arms are raised. A single clothing brand logo no larger than 1 ½” by 1 ½” will be allowed. Spirit wear - (see guidelines for spirit wear) Not Allowed Lettering of any kind unless approved by school principal Cap sleeves or sleeveless shirts Visible stripes, check or other designs Thermal-type shirts Zippered shirts Tight, extremely form-fitted shirts Low-cut blouses Cleavage showing Clothing with hoods (exception would be outerwear)
Sweatshirts/Sweaters/Sweater Vests/Light Jackets Sweatshirts/sweaters/sweater vests that are solid color and fit the style description will be allowed. Sweatshirts/sweaters/sweater vests may only be worn over a standardized shirt or turtleneck as listed above. These garments must be zipper, snap, pullover or cardigan style; collar of standardized shirt or turtleneck must be visible. They must be appropriately sized in shoulders, sleeves and length. Bottom of sweatshirt or sweater may not extend more than 4 inches below the belt. A single clothing brand logo no larger than 1 ½” by 1 ½” will be allowed. Sweaters and sweatshirts must be long sleeve and minimum of waist length Solid color lightweight jackets in Grades 5-12, and school-approved letter jackets in Grades 9-12, are allowed in the classroom to accommodate for classroom temperature variances. Clothing underneath must meet standard dress guidelines. Not Allowed Sleeveless or cap sleeved sweatshirts Garments with hoods are considered outerwear. Sweatshirts/sweaters/sweater vests may not be tight, form-fitting or oversized. Styles not allowed include shrugs and short vests or sweaters that end above the waistline.
Shoes/Shoestrings/Socks/Hosiery Footwear must be leather-like or canvas lace up, loafer type, boots or athletic shoes Closed-toe mule type or closed-toe slides are acceptable. Sandals/open-toed shoes must have a back strap. Shoelaces must be white or match the color of the shoe. If socks are worn, they must match each other and be brown, black, navy blue, khaki (brown tone) or white (solid color). Tights or hosiery must be brown, black, navy blue, white or neutral (solid color). Shoes must be a matching pair. Not Allowed Flip flops Open-toed shoes without a back strap Colored shoelaces except those listed above Checks, stripes, lettering, wording or designs on socks, hosiery or tights Fishnet or lace type hosiery Footwear must not be distracting (campus based principal decision)
Jewelry Extremely large or bulky jewelry will not be allowed. Pocket chains will not be allowed. 13
Outer/Winter Wear Outerwear may be allowed in accordance with appropriate weather conditions but must be removed inside the building. Not Allowed Dusters or trench coats Oversized coats or jackets Oversized clothing Garments designed as shirts may not be worn as outer/winter wear Sleeveless or cap sleeved outerwear
Individual School Picture Day Alternate dress as outlined in school policy. No denim permitted. Make-up picture day will be standard dress
Special Needs Students Students who have special needs may apply for an exemption from the stated guidelines. Exemptions will be evaluated and approved by the principal.
Other Guidelines Startling, unusual or immodest attire of any sort shall not be permitted. Fads in hairstyles, clothing or anything designed to attract attention to the individual or to disrupt the orderly conduct of the classroom is not permitted. Outside organizations such as Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts will not be allowed to wear uniforms to school. The shirt and bottom cannot be the same color. All clothing must be appropriately sized. All clothing items must be properly hemmed or cuffed. Torn, ripped, frayed or cut clothing will not be allowed. Clothing and other articles that are considered “gang related” are not allowed. Hats, scarves, bandanas, hair coverings, sweatbands, sunglasses are not to be worn by students except under circumstances approved by the principal. Leather, suede, vinyl, and denim materials are not allowed except for outer/winter wear. Spandex, nylon or stretch-type materials are not allowed. Hair is to be clean and well groomed. Unnatural coloring or excessive hairstyles are prohibited (campus based principal decision). Tongue rings and visible body piercing, other than earrings, are not allowed. Tattoos and body art are not to be visible. “Grillz” or temporary decorations on teeth are not to be worn. Orthodontic approved mouth wear is acceptable.