ADMINISTRATIVE LETTER TO PARENTS by ygs12945

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									                                      Principal’s Message



     Welcome to RBM for the ’08-’09 school year. Last year was another good academic school
year for our students. Our gains were most noticeable in reading/language arts. We look forward to
another year in which our students excel academically as the result of an intense focus on the core
subjects. We will continue with Scott Foresman as our basic reading program, but we will replace
our intervention program, which was Voyager, with Scott Foresman for intervention. Last year we
began implementing Stanford Math, a computer-based math program, along with Houghton-Mifflin.
In addition, we continued to build our Accelerated Math program. All of these programs will be
implemented again this year as we continue our effort to meet the needs of all students.

     Last year we also focused on meeting the needs of an increased student body. Approximately
one hundred twenty new students enrolled. We started a new preschool class, and added an art
instructor for the first time. This year we are working really hard to address our physical school
environment. New carpet and portable walls are being installed in Area 3. Over the year, we hope to
replace much of the furniture in Area 3 as well.

    We will continue during this school year to work diligently with our parents and parent
organizations. We hope all parents will consider becoming active in the PTO, or volunteering in the
school. Our achievements will be unlimited if we have parent support.

     Finally, we welcome our new superintendent, Dr. Kriner Cash, to Memphis City Schools. We
sincerely believe this is another positive step in the development of a thriving school system which
will meet the needs of all students. As you go through the school year, please remember that I am
always available to address your concerns.


Daphyne Smith, Ed.D.

Principal




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GENERAL INFORMATION




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                RALEIGH-BARTLETT MEADOWS ELEMENTARY
                          VISION STATEMENT



We at Raleigh-Bartlett Meadows have a vision of our school as a place where children are the
center of all activities. All students will be provided the opportunity to be successful in some area of
endeavor each day.

We envision a warm, safe learning environment in which students are actively engaged in quality
work. Students will work cooperatively as they participate in authentic learning experiences, which
promote higher level thinking skills. Teachers who serve as coaches/facilitators will encourage
students to become self-directed learners.

We envision an environment in which parents, business partners, and community members
collaborate to promote the academic, social, and emotional growth of all students. We see our
school as a thriving, supportive community of learners. It is our mission to educate students to
become productive citizens in the twenty-first century. It is our vision to create a school climate in
which a standard of excellences exists and all students can reach their fullest potential.




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Our school is a federally funded schoolwide Title 1 school.
Title 1 required that schools create a positive and
supportive learning environment that results in high levels
of achievement for all students. Funds are available for
academic programs and strategies, additional teachers and
other personnel, staff development, materials, supplies,
technology, and parent training.

We look forward to working with you and your child to
make this a rewarding year.



The Memphis City Schools does not discriminate in its programs or employment on the basis of
race, color, religion, national origin, handicap/disability, sex or age.




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                                         Raleigh-Bartlett Meadows - Family Engagement Plan
                                                         No Child Left Behind
                                                               2008-2009
                                                    “If It Is To Be It’s Up to Me”

Raleigh-Bartlett Meadows Family Engagement Plan is based on a framework of consistent two-way communication between school
and home for the academic success of each student. The Family Engagement Plan was jointly developed with local stakeholders
(administrators, teachers, staff members, parents and community leaders). The focus of the Plan is to build trust, collaborate
relationship among teachers, families and community members. The Family Engagement Plan is a working document and will
continue to grow and develop as the current process is evaluated annually for effectiveness.

Raleigh-Bartlett Meadows pledges to build parents’ capacity to participate as full partners in their child’s academic success and all
school activities in the following ways:

     1.  Annual meetings will be held in the mornings, afternoons, or evenings according to the results of parent involvement
         surveys.
     2. Provide an overview of the MCS curriculum, forms of assessment to measure student’s progress and the proficiency level
         students are expected to meet.
     3. Provide in timely manner organized information to parents on their child’s academic progress on an ongoing basis.
     4. Serve on committees and councils for the purpose of school improvement planning and to review and evaluate plans and
         policies.
     5. Volunteer to assist as needed.
     6. Distribute Student Handbooks at the beginning of each year.
     7. Ensure meaningful consultation with parents in the planning, formulating suggestions, designing and implementing Title 1
         and No Child Left Behind programs.
     8. Utilize the Raleigh-Bartlett Meadows Parent Resource Center to coordinate parent involvement activities, distribute
         materials and information.
     9. Family Engagement Committee will examine current methods of communication used, (newsletters, e-mails, handbooks,
         and calendars) citing areas of improvement.
     10. Provide parents with some of the professional development opportunities that are also available to staff under NCLB.
     11. Provide information to ELL parents on assisting their children attain English proficiency and academic.

 Raleigh-Bartlett Meadows will identify and eliminate barriers that inhibit participation of parents in the following ways:

     1.    Communicate with and work with parents as equal partners to build ties between parents and school.
     2.    Ensure that information relating to the school is available in all languages for non English speaking parents.
     3.    Make sure parents feel welcome.
     4.    Provide opportunities for parents to volunteer and visit classrooms.
     5.    Provide flexible scheduling.
     6.    Provide training for parents on State Academic Content Standards and how to monitor their child’s progress.
     7.    Give parents access to all learning materials.
     8.    Provide website with important school announcements and monthly calendar of events.
     9.    Staff will meet with parent groups to identify barriers that prevent parental support.
     10.   Jointly develop with parents a school-parent compact that outlines how parents, staff, and students share responsibility for
           improved academic achievement.

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                              Please cut on the dotted line and return the bottom portion to your child’s teacher
     Acknowledgement

     I have received the parental involvement policy.

     Parent’s Signature __________________________________________ Date_______________________________

     Print Parent’s Name _________________________________________ Date_______________________________

     Student’ Name _____________________________________________ Date_______________________________

     Teacher ___________________________________________________ Grade______________________________

     School ________________________________________________________________________________________


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                 Las Praderas de Raleigh-Bartlett - el Compromiso Familiar Planea a ningún Niño Dejó Atrás
                                                          2008-2009
                                                "Si Es de Ser Está hasta Mí"

Las Praderas de Raleigh-Bartlett el Plan que Familiar del Compromiso es basado en una armazón de comunicación coherente de
dos-manera entre la escuela y en casa para el éxito académico de cada estudiante. El Plan Familiar del Compromiso fue desarrollado
colectivamente con tenedores de apuestas locales (administradores, los maestros, proveen a miembros, líderes de padres y
comunidad). El foco del Plan es de construir la confianza, colabore la relación entre maestros, miembros de familias y comunidad. El
Plan Familiar del Compromiso es un documento de trabajo y continuará crecer y desarrollar como el proceso actual es evaluado
anualmente para eficacia.

Las promesas de Praderas de Raleigh-Bartlett para construir a padres' la capacidad de participar como socios llenos en su éxito
académico de niño y todas actividades de escuela en las siguientes maneras:

1. Las reuniones anuales serán contenidas las mañanas, las tardes, o las tardes según los resultados de inspecciones de participación
de padre.
2. Proporcione una vista general del plan de MCS, las formas de la evaluación para medir el progreso de estudiante y la pericia a
estudiantes que planos son esperados encontrar.
3. Proporcione en la manera oportuna información organizada a padres en su progreso académico de niño en una base progresiva.
4. Sirva en comités y concilios para el propósito de la mejora de la escuela que planea y para revisar y evaluar los planes y las
políticas.
5. El voluntario para ayudar como necesitado.
6. Distribuya a Estudiante Guías al principio de cada año.
7. Asegure la consulta significativa con padres en la planificación, formulando las sugerencias, diseñando y para aplicar Titula 1 y
ningún Niño Dejó detrás de programas.
8. Utilice las Praderas de Raleigh-Bartlett Crían el Centro del Recurso para coordinar las actividades de la participación de padre,
distribuya las materias y la información.
9. El Comité familiar del Compromiso examinará los métodos actuales de comunicación utilizada, (boletines, correos electrónicos, las
guías, y los calendarios) citando áreas de la mejora.
10. Proporcione a padres con parte de las oportunidades profesionales del desarrollo que están también disponibles proveer bajo
NCLB.
11. Proporcione información padres de MEDIDA DE LONGITUD INGLESA a ayudar a sus niños alcanzan la pericia inglesa y
académico.

Las Praderas de Raleigh-Bartlett identificarán y eliminarán las barreras que inhiben la participación de padres en las siguientes
maneras:

1. Comunique con y con el trabajo con padres iguala como a socios para construir corbatas entre padres y escuela.
2. Asegure esa información que relaciona a la escuela está disponible en todos idiomas para hablar no inglés a padres.
3. Aségurese a padres se sienten la bienvenida.
4. Proporcione las oportunidades para padres para ofrecerse y visitar aulas.
5. Proporcione planificar flexible.
6. Proporcione entrenando para padres en el Estado los Estándares Contentos Académicos y cómo vigilar el progreso de su niño.
7. Dé a padres conseguir acceso a a todas materias que aprenden.
8. Proporcione sitio web con anuncios importantes de escuela y calendario mensual de acontecimientos.
9. El personal encontrará con grupos de padre para identificar las barreras que previenen apoyo paternal.
10. Desarrolle colectivamente con padres un escuela-padre comprime que resume cómo padres, el personal, y los estudiantes
comparten responsabilidad para el logro académico mejorado.

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                Por favor corte en la línea de puntos y vuelve la porción inferiora al maestro de su niño

Reconocimiento

He recibido la política paternal de la participación.

Firma de padre _____________________________________________________________Date_______________________

del Nombre de Padre Imprima _________________________________________________Date______________________

El estudiante' Denomina ______________________________________________________ Date______________________

Maestro _______________________________________________________________________ Grade__________________

Eduque _______________________________________________________________________________________________


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                                     2008-2009 Raleigh Bartlett Meadows School Compact
This compact has been jointly developed with parents, outlining the integral responsibility of parents, school, staff, and students.

                                                     PARENT/GUARDIAN AGREEMENT
I pledge to be a full partner in my child’s education. Therefore, I agree to:
     ·    Make sure my child is at school and on time everyday with proper supplies.
     ·    Review all school communication and return the weekly binders promptly.
     ·    Follow the Memphis City Schools disciplinary code of conduct and homework policy.
     ·    Observe and volunteer in my child’s school and classroom if time or schedule permits.
     ·    Attend parent-teacher conferences and participant in decisions relating to the education of my child.
     ·    Review my child’s homework and monitor his/her progress.
     ·    Provide a quiet, well lighted place to study.
     ·    Make sure my child is reading and writing daily.
     ·    Limit TV viewing and video games, by encouraging reading instead.
     ·    Value instructional time by scheduling conference time with teachers in order to protect student learning.
     ·    Keep the school informed regarding any changes in family situations (telephone numbers, address, health, and custodial issues.
     ·    Support my child’s efforts and celebrate my child’s success.

Parent’s Signature_______________________________________________________

                                                            STUDENT’S AGREEMENT
As a Raleigh Bartlett Meadows student, I will take the following actions to ensure my success. Therefore I will:
     ·   Participate actively in my education.
     ·   Be responsible for my own behavior.
     ·   Observe regular study hours.
     ·   Complete and submit all homework assignment on time.
     ·   Come to school on time each day, unless I am ill.
     ·   Wear my uniform daily.
     ·   Pay attention and ask for help when needed.

Student’s Signature______________________________________________________

                                                           SCHOOL RESPONSIBILITY
I understand the importance of the school experience to students and my role as an educator and model. Therefore, I agree to carry out the following
responsibilities to the best of my ability:
     ·    Provide a safe, caring and positive learning environment where each student will be responsible for their behavior and learning.
     ·    Communicate with parents high standards for student performance on an ongoing basis via email.
     ·    Provide instruction and learning activities that are meaningful and make learning enjoyable.
     ·    Communicate homework and class work expectation.
     ·    Provide frequent progress reports and communication regarding student’s progress.
     ·    Strive to meet the individual needs of the student.
     ·    Provide meaningful practice and extension homework assignments for students.
     ·    Advise and assist parents on how to help their child at home.
     ·    Ensure that every child knows they are valued and respected.
     ·    I will keep up with current research based materials and best practices through professional development.
     ·    Provide conferences to discuss the School-Parent Compact as it relates to the individual child’s achievement.
     ·    Provide opportunity for parents to observe, participant, and volunteer in their child’s class.

Teacher’s Signature______________________________________________________

                                                        PRINCIPAL’S AGREEMENT
I support this form of parent involvement. Therefore, I shall strive to do the following:
     ·     Challenge students to learn at the optimal rate allowed by his/her ability level.
     ·     Provide a positive, safe and disciplined environment.
     ·     Create clear student goals and expectations and the means for the students to achieve them.
     ·     Welcome and encourage family participation in school events.
     ·     Provide an environment that allows for positive communication between the teacher, parent, and student.
     ·     Remove barriers to improve performance on all levels.

Principal’s Signature_____________________________________________________

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                                             2008-2009 Raleigh Bartlett Educan Comprimen
Este compacto ha sido desarrollado colectivamente con padres, resumiendo la responsabilidad integrante de padres, la escuela, provee, y los
estudiantes.

                                                 El ACUERDO del CRIA/GUARDIAN
Que prometo para ser un socio repleto en mi educación de niño. Por lo tanto, yo concuerdo a:
   ·    Se Cerciora a mi niño está en el colegio y a la hora diario con suministros apropiados.
   ·    Revisa toda comunicación de la escuela y vuelve las carpetas semanales inmediatamente.
   ·    Sigue las Escuelas de la Ciudad de Memphis código disciplinario de la política de conducto y deberes.
   ·    Observe y ofrézcase en mi escuela de niño y aula si los permisos de tiempo u horario.
   ·    Asiste las conferencias y a participante de padres y maestros en las decisiones que relacionan a la educación de mi niño.
   ·    Revisa mis deberes de niño y controla su progreso.
   ·    Proporciona una calma encendió bien el lugar para estudiar.
   ·    Se Cerciora a mi niño lee y escribe diariamente.
   ·    La televisión del Límite que ve y los videojuegos, alentando la lectura en lugar.
   ·    Valora tiempo instruccional planificando las conferencias con maestros y ausencias conocidas para proteger a estudiante aprender.
   ·    Mantiene la escuela informada con respecto a cualquiera cambia en situaciones de familia (los números de teléfono, la dirección, la salud, y
        los asuntos de pena de prisión.
   ·    Sostiene mis esfuerzos de niño y celebra mi éxito de niño.
Firma del Padre ______________________________________________________________________________
                                                    El ACUERDO del ESTUDIANTE
Como un Estudiante de Praderas de Raleigh Bartlett, yo tomaré las acciones siguientes para asegurar mi éxito. Por lo tanto yo hago:
   ·    Participa activamente en mi educación.
   ·    Es responsable de mi propia conducta.
   ·    Observa horas regulares de studio.
   ·    Completa y se somete toda tarea de deberes a la hora.
   ·    Viene a educar a la hora cada día, a menos que esté enfermo.
   ·    Lleva mi uniforme diario.
   ·    Atiende y pide ayuda cuando necesitó.
Firma del Estudiante____________________________________________________________________________
                                                     EDUQUE RESPONSABILIDAD
Yo entiendo la importancia de la experiencia de la escuela a estudiantes y mi papel como un educador y modelo. Por lo tanto, yo concuerdo en llevar
a cabo las responsabilidades siguientes al mejor de mi habilidad:
     ·    Proporciona un seguro, cuidando y aprender positivo el ambiente donde cada estudiante será responsable de su conducta y aprender.
     ·    Comunica con padres los estándares altos para el desempeño de estudiante en una base progresiva vía correo electrónico.
     ·    Proporciona la instrucción y las actividades que aprenden que es significativas y la marca que aprende agradable.
     ·    Comunica los deberes y la esperanza del trabajo de la clase.
     ·    Proporcione los informes sobre el progreso y comunicación frecuentes con respecto al progreso de estudiante.
     ·    Se Esfuerza por encontrar las necesidades particulares del estudiante.
     ·    Proporciona significando la práctica y las tareas de deberes de extensión para estudiantes.
     ·    Aconseja y ayuda a padres en cómo ayudar a su niño en casa.
     ·    Asegura que cada niño sepa que ellos son valorados y son respetados.
     ·    Yo me mantendré al ritmo de con investigación actual las materias basadas y mejores prácticas por el desarrollo profesional.
     ·     Proporcione las conferencias para discutir al Escuela-Padre Comprime como relaciona al logro individual del niño.
     ·    Proporcione la oportunidad para padres para observar, el participante, y el voluntario en su clase de niño.
Firma del Maestro____________________________________________________________________________
                                            El ACUERDO del DIRECTOR
Yo sostengo esta forma de la participación de padre. Por lo tanto, yo me esforzaré por hacer lo Siguiente:
     ·    estudiantes de Desafío para aprender en la tasa óptima permitida por su nivel de la habilidad.
     ·    Proporciona un ambiente positivo, seguro y disciplinado.
     ·    Crea las metas claras de estudiante y esperanzas y los medios para los estudiantes para
     ·    lograrlos.
     ·    Da la bienvenida y alenta la participación de la familia en acontecimientos de escuela.
     ·    Proporciona un ambiente que tiene en cuenta comunicación positiva entre el maestro, el padre, y el estudiante.
     ·    Quita las barreras para mejorar el desempeño en todo nivela.

Firma del Director ____________________________________________________________________________________
Revisado el 2006 de Marzo


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                           DISCRIMINATION AND WEAPON POLICY

The Memphis City School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, handicap/disability
or sex (including pregnant or parenting status) in its programs and activities. No student shall be denied equal
access to, or participation in any school sponsored class, activity or honors program on the basis of the above.

Students and their parents/guardians who believe they have been discriminated against have the right to seek
corrective action. Report of such incidents must be submitted in writing to the PRINCIPAL. If necessary
corrective action has not been taken, the route of appeal is (in writing) to the Director of the Division of Pupil
Services (Room 204, 2597 Avery Avenue, Memphis, TN 38112: 416-5456).

Possession of weapons (real or look alike), alcohol or other drugs, electronic devices (e.g., pagers, beepers, and
portable telephones) or other drug paraphernalia is strictly prohibited. Possession of such prohibited items or
substances on a school campus or at any school-sponsored activity shall result in an immediate Board
Suspension and police involvement.
(Notice TCA 39-17-1309; TCA 49-6-4201; the School Security Act of 1981; TCA XVII, the Gun-Free Zone
Act of the Federal Control Act of 1990)




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                                                2008-2009
                                   MEMPHIS CITY SCHOOLS
                                    SCHOOL CALENDAR
                                             First Semester (88 days)
                                                                                                            Students            Teachers
   Date(s)            Day(s)                                                Event
                                                                                                              Out                 Out
August 11        Monday                       First Day of Classes
                                              (All regular classes and special education services)

August 11-15     Monday-Friday                Staggered Entry (Kindergarten Students)

August 13        Wednesday                    Elementary Support Classes in Progress
                                              (e.g. Music, Art, P.E.)

August 18        Monday                       First Day of Classes (Kindergarten Students)
September 1      Monday                       Labor Day                                                         1 Day            1 Day
October 10       Friday                       Fall Break                                                        1 Day            1 Day
                                              ½ In-Service (12pm-3pm)
October 13       Monday                                                                                         1 Day
                                              ½ Parent -Teacher Conferences (4pm-7pm)
November 26-28   Wednesday-Friday             Thanksgiving Break                                               3 Days            3 Days
December 16-18   Tuesday-Thursday             Exams for First Semester
December 18      Thursday                     Last Day of First Semester                                    Leave for break

December 19      Friday                       Administrative Day                                                1 Day
December 22-26   Monday-Friday
                                                                        Winter Break                          10 Days            10 Days
Dec 29 - Jan 2   Monday-Friday
                                           Second Semester (92 days)
January 5        Monday                       First Day of Second Semester                                  Return from break
                                              (Classes resume as normal.)

January 19       Monday                       Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday                               1 Day            1 Day
February 3       Tuesday                      TCAP Writing Assessment
                                              ½ District In-Service (8am-11am)
February 16      Monday                                                                                         1 Day
                                              ½ Parent-Teacher Conferences                     (12pm-3pm)

March 16-20      Monday-Friday                Spring Break I                                                   5 Days            5 Days
April 10         Friday                       Spring Break II                                                   1 Day            1 Day
April 20-24      Monday-Friday                TCAP Achievement Tests
May 5-7          Tuesday-Thursday             Gateway Testing
May 14-15        Thursday-Friday              Senior Exams
May 20-22        Wednesday-Friday             Exams for Second Semester
May 22           Friday                       Last Day of Classes
May 25           Monday                       Memorial Day                                                                       1 Day
May 26           Tuesday                      Administrative Day
May 27           Wednesday                    District In-Service Day
                                              Designated System-wide Inclement Weather
May 28-29        Thursday- Friday
                                              Make-up Days (if needed)

                          Tentative: First day of classes for the 2009-2010 school year - August 10th
                                         Before School Begins
    Date(s)            Day(s)                                           Event

August 4          Monday                 In-Service Day

August 5          Tuesday                Administrative Day / Registration (8am- 3pm; 6pm-8pm)

August 6          Wednesday              In-Service Day

August 7          Thursday               In-Service Day

August 8          Friday                 Administrative Day



                           Parents should bring the following to registration:
●   Proof of residency or copy of approved transfer
●   The student’s 2007-08 report card (and summer school report card if child attended summer school)
●   Child’s social security card
●   For new students, or students entering grades K, 4, or 7, Proof of Immunizations required by the
    State of Tennessee for School Attendance:
        ○ All new 7th graders must show proof of Hepatitis B vaccination
        ○ All new children in K – 12 must show immunization record, including proof of two MMR’s,
           and proof of recent physical examination
        ○ All Kindergartners must have had:
               ■ 4 DtaP – one on or after the 4th birthday
               ■ 4 polio – or if only 3, one must be on or after the 4th birthday
               ■ 2 MMR’s given after the first birthday, the second at least 30 days after the first
               ■ 1 Varicella (chickenpox) given after 1st birthday (or parent or physician diagnosis of
                  chickenpox also acceptable)
               ■ 3 Hepatitis B’s



                                           First Day of School

The first day of school for students in Grades 1 – 12 is Monday, August 11!! The first day of school will
be a FULL DAY this year. It’s important that students attend school from the first day and every day
throughout the school year. Every day counts! Be sure to check with your child’s school about school
start and dismissal times. It’s important that children attend school from the first day and attend all school
year long.
REGISTRATION AND ATTENDANCE




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                                   ENROLLMENT PROCEDURES

Parents are required to bring proof of residence and the 2008-2009 report card. Parents of students who have
received a transfer to the school must present the approval letter or school assignment from Attendance.

All students who have been enrolled in another school system may enroll pending receipt of academic and
health records. It may be necessary to bring proof of residence, such as a recent Memphis Light, Gas and Water
bill, or driver license.

The parent or guardian of a child entering kindergarten or the first grade who has not been previously enrolled
in another Tennessee public school shall finish the following information:
    1. Proof of residence
    2. Birth Certificate
    3. Proof of physical examination (within the last six months)
    4. Certificate of immunization (permanent or temporary)
    5. Social security card (if available)

Records of shots must indicate the month, day and year the shot was given.


                                         AGE REQUIREMENTS

A child entering kindergarten must be five years of age on or before September 30 of the school year for which
he or she enrolls.


                                   COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE

The Tennessee State Law mandates that children attend school between the ages of seven and seventeen years.
Special circumstances can temporarily or permanently excuse the student from attendance. Unexcused
absences are strictly monitored. Five days of unexcused absence (cumulative, not consecutive) will be reported
to the Memphis City Schools Truancy Assessment Center, and a home suspension will be issued. A report will
be made again, if the child accumulates ten days of unexcused absence, and a board suspension will be issued.
The Truancy Assessment Center will be notified again if the child accumulates fifteen days of unexcused
absence.




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                               SCHOOL OPENING AND DISMISSAL
The school day begins at 8:30 a.m. Students not enrolled in the SACC Program or arriving by school bus or
daycare must remain outside of the building until escorted by school personnel.

Dismissal time is 3:15 p.m. Early dismissal is permitted only at the request of the parent/guardian. THE
PARENT/GUARDIAN MUST SIGN THE STUDENT OUT IN THE OFFICE. For the security of our students
and staff, we will allow only parents or guardians listed on current registration information to sign out students.
Parents are encouraged not to request early dismissal unless absolutely necessary.

                                                  ABSENCES
Regular attendance is essential if students are to achieve to their maximum potential.

The following reasons have been established as excused absences:
   1. Personal illness of the student.
   2. Death or serious illness within the immediate family of the student.
   3. Validated court appearance of the student.
   4. Recognition or religious holiday/event.
   5. Any other unusual cause acceptable to the principal. (These reasons will include school
         sponsored/sanctioned activities).

All other absences are considered unexcused.
Steps to follow when absent:
1. Parent or guardian must send a signed excuse indicating the days of absence and the
     reason for absence.

2.   Student should request make-up assignments. Assignments for excused absences
     will be averaged in the six weeks grade.

                                                 TARDINESS
A student is tardy at 8:30 a.m. and must receive a tardy slip from the office before admittance to class. Daily
records of student tardies are kept in the office. Unexcused excessive tardiness will result in disciplinary action.
Exceptions are made for late buses and inclement weather.

                                     WITHDRAWAL PROCEDURE
Students are withdrawn only at the request of the parent or legal guardian. All textbooks must be turned in,
fines paid, and all other school obligations cleared before the
withdrawal is final.
                                                ASSIGNMENT
The assignment of students to classroom teachers is made by the principal.



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ACADEMICS




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                                         REPORT TO PARENTS

The report card is a way of reporting student progress to parents. Report cards are issued at the end of each six-
week period. Progress Reports are issued at the mid-point of each six week period.

                                           GRADING SYSTEM

Grades are indicated by letter to express a student’s academic performance. The following grading scale is used
in all grades:

       A       93-100                                E         Excellent
       B       85-92                                 S         Satisfactory
       C       76-84                                 N         Needs Improvement
       D       70-75                                 U         Unsatisfactory
       F       Below 70 (indicates failure)

                                         HOMEWORK POLICY
Homework is defined as meaningful and quality work assigned to students that is intended to be completed
during non-instructional hours.

Homework should:
     Reinforce principles, skill, concepts and information taught in the classroom.

       Be meaningful, appropriate to the ability and maturity level of students, well
       explained, and clearly understood by students

       Stimulate creative, logical and critical thought

       Provide an opportunity for the creative application of material mastered in the
       classroom

       Teach the student self-discipline and self-motivation regarding the responsibility
       and effort required to complete assignments

       Promote independent in-depth study of the chosen topic

       Provide opportunities for broad enrichment activities

       Promote wise and orderly use of time

       NEVER be given as punishment




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                                          HOMEWORK GUIDELINES

Homework should be assigned daily, with the exception of Friday.

During the typical week, the total time for completion of homework assignments should not exceed:

               Kindergarten – an average of 5-10 minutes per day
               Grades 1-3 – an average of 5-30 minutes per day
               Grades 4-5 – an average of 30-50 minutes per day
               Grades 6-8 – an average of 1-2 hours per day
               Grades 9-12 – an average of 2-3 hours per day


                                            STUDENT AWARDS

Principal’s List                                              All A’s

RBM Honor Roll                                                All B’s or better
                                                              E or S in conduct

Principal’s List KK                                           KK students showing
                                                              exceptional achievement and
                                                              excellent conduct

Citizenship                                                   E or S in conduct

Perfect Attendance                                            Perfect attendance for the
                                                              entire six weeks


                                            SCHOOL RECORDS

Each student should have a complete record on file. In addition to the health records, the following information
is extremely important:

               Full name of parents or guardians
               Home address and telephone number
               Name and telephone number of an emergency friend
               Name and telephone number of medical doctor

Parents or legal guardians have the right to inspect and review school records of their child if the student is less
than 18 years of age.




                                                         16
                                      PROMOTION STANDARDS
The grading criteria shall include documentation of all of the following:

       • Classwork (including projects, reports, presentations)
       • Homework
       • Test scores
       • Classroom participation (does not refer to student conduct)
       • If applicable, alternative assessment tools as determined by the state or the school district (e.g.,end-of-
       course tests, where applicable)


A. Grades K-2

1. Kindergarten
In order to be assigned from kindergarten to grade 1, a student must have attended an approved2 kindergarten
program and must demonstrate satisfactory performance in a developmentally appropriate curriculum as
determined by teacher assessments.

2. Grades 1-2
To be considered for promotion to the next grade, students must demonstrate satisfactory performance in
Mathematics and Reading as determined by teacher assessments. Teachers are responsible for making the initial
decision to promote or retain a student in a course or grade based on district grading criteria and promotional
standards.

Students in grades 1-2 who are in need of intervention because they did not demonstrate satisfactory
performance in Mathematics and/or Reading during the school year will have the opportunity to attend an MCS
Title I, No Child Left Behind (NCLB) intervention program during the summer immediately following as long
as funds are available. If the student demonstrates satisfactory performance he/she will be promoted to the next
grade. The principal of the student’s home school will make the final decision on whether to retain a student
who does not demonstrate satisfactory performance in Mathematics and/or Reading during the summer
intervention program.


B. Grades 3-5

1. Promotional Standards Grades 3-5
To be considered for promotion to the next grade, students must demonstrate a minimum level of achievement
with a D (70%) or better in Mathematics and Reading. Teachers are responsible for making the initial decision
to promote or retain a student in a course or grade based on district grading criteria and promotional standards.




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                             INTERNET ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY

The Memphis City Schools offers access to the district computer network for electronic mail and the Internet.
To gain access to e-mail and the Internet, all students must obtain parental permission and must sign a student
authorization form from the school office (Acceptable Use Policy). While our intent is to make Internet access
available to further educational goals and objectives, students may find ways to access other materials as well.
We believe that the benefits from access to the Internet, collaboration, exceed any possible disadvantages.
Ultimately, parents and guardians are responsible for setting and conveying the standards that their children
should follow on the use of the Internet just as they do on the use of all media. This educational opportunity
entails a certain amount of responsibility. It is important that students and parents/guardians read and
understand the guidelines. When access to the Internet is granted, it is extremely important that the rules be
followed. Misbehavior could result in disciplinary action up to and including suspension/expulsion from
school. When applicable, law enforcement agencies may be involved.



                                               TEXTBOOKS

Textbooks are loaned to students for their use during the year. Workbooks and other supplies are paid for by
the parent/guardian. Textbooks are to be kept clean and handled properly. Textbooks are labeled with the
student’s name, grade/section, and the name of the school. Students are expected to pay for lost or damaged
books.




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                                  POLICY FOR LOST TEXTBOOKS

Principals will require students, parents or guardians to pay for textbooks which are lost. The following
sanctions shall be imposed by the principal against a student who fails or refuses to pay for lost textbooks:

   1.   Additional textbooks shall not be issued until restitution is made.

   2.   All report cards, certificates of progress or diplomas will be withheld from the student, parent or
        guardian until restitution is made.

   3.   A suspension (In-school, Home or Board) may be issued in extreme circumstances or when students
        are involved in transferring between schools.



                                                FIELD TRIPS

Field trips are often arranged that relate to the instructional program. Written permission slips, signed by the
parent or guardian must be on file prior to the scheduled date of the field trip. Each participating student will
pay the cost of the field trip. Money will not be accepted without the permission slip.

Exception: Those students who qualify for fee waivers. Permission can not be given over the telephone.



                                             LIBRARY BOOKS

The library is a center for learning. Students are encouraged to use it as a source of references and pleasure
reading. Sanctions will be imposed against a pupil who fails or refuses to pay for a lost library book (same as
sanctions for lost textbooks). Lost books must be paid for according to the price list available in the library.
Reference materials may not be checked out of the library.


                                               BOOK STORE

Supplies may be purchased at the bookstore every morning from 8:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.




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SAFETY




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                                 RALEIGH-BARTLETT MEADOWS
                                     SAFETY GUIDELINES

The following safety guidelines are established to promote health and safety of the students and staff at Raleigh-
Bartlett Meadows.


                                                 GENERAL
       1. Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
       2. Follow directions the first time given.
       3. Be kind to others.

                                         ARRIVAL/DISMISSAL

       1.   Walk in and out of the building quietly.
       2.   Do not come back into building after dismissal, unless there is an emergency.
       3.   Do not ride bikes on campus.
       4.   Do not enter classroom areas before 8:15.

                                                HALLWAYS

       1.   Walk at all times.
       2.   Use quiet voices.
       3.   Stay with your teacher.
       4.   You must have a hall pass if leaving the classroom without the teacher.

                                               RESTROOMS

       1.   Use the restroom quietly.
       2.   Always wash your hands.
       3.   Stay with your teacher.
       4.   Do not play or bother other students during restroom break.
       5.   Put paper towels in trash can.

                                                CAFETERIA

       1.   Enter and leave the cafeteria quietly.
       2.   Use conversational voices.
       3.   Keep food on your tray.
       4.   Remain seated until dismissal.
       5.   Raise your hand for assistance.
       6.   Keep your area clean.
       7.   Return empty trays to the pick-up window.

There should be close and consistent monitoring by adult supervisors throughout all lunch periods.


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                                              PLAYGROUND
       1.   Play within your designated area.
       2.   No physical contact. (Example: Football)
       3.   Stay with your class.
       4.   Only one child is allowed on a slide or swing at any given time.
       5.   Do not throw sticks, dirt, or sweet gumballs.


                          FIRE DRILLS AND CIVIL DEFENSE DRILLS

Fire and Civil Defense drills are conducted several times during the year. Students are expected to follow the
directions and procedures as outlined and posted in the classroom. Students are expected to:

       1. Demonstrate good behavior and cooperation.
       2. Move quickly and quietly to designated areas.
       3. Follow the instructions of the adult in charge.


                SCHOOL UNIFORMS AND DRESS CODES (POLICY #5150.1)

Beginning in fall 2002, all Memphis City School students are required to wear school uniforms. Parents who do
not wish for their children to wear uniforms because of their children’s religious beliefs or religious dress must
submit their reason in writing to the school principal. Parents who object to school uniforms because of other
strongly held beliefs must also submit their reasons in writing to the school principal. A Request for Exemption
form and an Exemption Questionnaire form must be submitted.

The basic uniform shall be tan, navy blue, or black pants, skirt, or jumper and a white or dark blue long sleeve
or short sleeve shirt (polo style or dress style). No designer labels or logos are allowed. Further information
regarding this policy may be distributed during registration.

                                                TELEPHONE
The telephone located in the main office may be used by students for emergency calls. Important messages for
students will be put in the teacher’s mailboxes. The intercom will not be used to interrupt classes to deliver
messages to students.

                                         SCHOOL INSURANCE
Student accident insurance is available through the school. Application and claims are to be submitted by the
parent or guardian.




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                                        ILLNESS – MEDICATION
A student who becomes ill at school will be sent to the office. Parents or guardians will be notified of illness.
WE MUST HAVE CURRENT TELEPHONE NUMBERS.

Under normal circumstances, school personnel will not administer medication to students. In exceptional cases
where principal verifies a physician’s determination that having school personnel administer medication is the
only feasible way a student can continue in regular school attendance, the principal and/or the office personnel
of the school shall administer the medication.

We MUST have a physician’s statement showing the necessity that the medication is to be taken during school
hours, the appropriate dosage, the time it is to be administered, and the anticipated time treatment will be
needed. We ALSO MUST have a completed Board of Education form #14781 (see attached form).




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                                                                                                                                                  Form No. 14781
                                                                                                                                                  Rev. 9-04
                                                MEMPHIS CITY SCHOOLS
                              AUTHORIZATION FOR MEDICATION
                                  DURING SCHOOL HOURS
Please Complete All Infor mation

Student Name: ______________________________________ School Name: _______________________

Social Security #:____________________________________ Academic Year: ______________________

Date of Birth: ______________________________ Sex: __________________

THE FOLLOWING IS TO BE COMPLETED BY THE PHYSICIAN

Diagnosis for which medication is given: ____________________________________________________
(i.e. Behavioral, Seizure, Asthma, Diabetes)

Name of Medication: ___________________________________________ Dosage: __________________

Form (pill, liquid, inhaler): _______________________ How often to be given? _______________________

List significant side effects: ________________________________________________________________

Length of time medication prescribed? _______________________________________________________

           q The undersigned hereby verifies that the cooperation of school personnel is assisting with this medication is
           necessary in order to permit the student to maintain regular school attendance.

           q The undersigned hereby verifies that the above student suffers from asthma and has been instructed in self-
           administration of the prescribed, metered dosage, asthma-reliever inhaler.

__________________________________                                                  _______________________________
Physician’s Signature                                                                                      Date

__________________________________                                                  _______________________________
Physician’s Name (Print)                                                                                 Telephone



I request that my child be allowed to take his/her medication as authorized by the physician and me. I understand that although a reasonable attempt
will be made to remind the student, it is expected that the student will be responsible for obtaining his/her medication.

In the case of the administration of prescribed, metered dosage, asthma inhalers:

■ I do not want my child to self-carry his/her asthma inhaler

■ I want my child to self carry his/her asthma inhaler

I agree to indemnify and hold harmless MCS and its employees from claims relating to the possession or self-administration of asthma inhalers, and
understand that MCS, its employees and agents shall incur no liability as a result of injury to a student or any other person as a result of possession or
self-administration of asthma inhalers.

I also authorize the school’s registered nurse to consult with the prescribing physician to clarify this medication order, or, in the interest of the
student’s health, to discuss his/her response to the prescribed medication. All health information will be kept confidential.

_________________                 ________________________________________                                   __________________________
Date                                  Parent/Guardian Signature                                                 Telephone

Date Discontinued ____________________________
Memphis City Schools does not discriminate in its programs or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, handicap/disability, sex or age.

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                                TRANSPORTATION REGULATIONS
Bus transportation is a privilege. Improper conduct may result in having this privilege denied. Only students
eligible for transportation are allowed to ride the buses. Bus rules are provided by the Department of
Transportation. A copy of these rules is available during registration. Students and parents are requested to
read the rules, sign and return a copy to school.

                    CHANGES IN TRANSPORTATION ARRANGEMENTS
Permanent or temporary changes in transportation arrangements should be documented in the office. A letter
written and signed by the parent or legal guardian should detail the change. Applicable dates should be
included. For example, if a bus rider is not to get on the bus because he will be transported by car on a
particular date, a signed letter to this effect should be submitted. Please do not call on a particular date to
change a child’s transportation by phone. This is unsafe, as we cannot be sure of the identity of the caller. In
case of emergency, be prepared to follow the phone call with a signed fax.


                            PICK UP OF STUDENTS AFTER SCHOOL

Car riders must be picked up promptly at 3:15 p.m. All students left on campus after 3:40 p.m. will be sent to
the Raleigh-Bartlett Meadows School Age Child Care Program. Charges will be incurred at the established
center rates.




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CONDUCT




   26
                                     CONDUCT EXPECTATIONS

Good discipline is necessary to maintain an environment, which is conducive to learning. Students are expected
to exhibit good conduct at all times. This requires self respect and respect for others.

It is the intention of the faculty and administration to maintain proper discipline school wide. Students are
informed of the following rules and regulations regarding standards of conduct:

1. Students are expected to exhibit orderly conduct at all times. No running or
   horseplay is allowed at anytime, anywhere within the school.

2. Students are expected to respect each other and all adult personnel.

3. Students are expected to respect school property and the property of others.

4. Students are expected to refrain from obscene and/or abusive language.

5. Students are expected to refrain from fighting or other acts of violence directed
   towards other students.

6. Students are expected to leave all weapons, radios, tape players, telephones, and
   beepers at home.

7. Students are expected to refrain from all acts of sexual harassment, including verbal
   as well as physical acts.




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                                                                          STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT
                                                                                                                                            RANGE OF BEHAVIORAL AND DISCIPLINARY OPTIONS




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Suspension 5-10 days (Parent Conference Mandatory)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            sessions focusing on ending the negative or harassing




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  District-wide Intervention Strategies and Assessment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Overnight suspension/parent or guardian conference




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Suspension 3-5 days (Parent Conference Mandatory)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Suspension 1-3 days (Parent Conference Mandatory,




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Adjustment Transfer, Alternative School Placement
                                                                                                                                                           School-wide Intervention Strategies (e.g., conflict




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  and/or Group Intervention (Attendance/Truancy,
  This sample chart is to inform students and parents/guardians of the




                                                                                                                                                           resolution, mentoring, peer mediation, S-Team)
  types of behavior intervention strategies and the range of possible




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Violence/Weapons/Gangs, Drugs/Alcohol/
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Confiscation of Item, Loss of Privileges
  disciplinary options that may occur when a student engages in a
  particular behavior or action. Note that the consequences will be more




                                                                                                                              Classroom Intervention Strategies




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            behavior may replace suspension)




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Harassment, Bullying Behavior)
  severe (moving progressively from left to right) depending upon the
  offense, the age of the student, and the studentʼs history of misbehavior.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Detention/Saturday School
                                                                                                •




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  In school suspension



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   in lieu of suspension
  Intervention Strategies = #                          Disciplinary Measures =


                                Sample Offenses




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          MCS Security
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Expulsion
  Le vel 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              •                         •                   •                               •
  Excessive excused tardies to school/early releases (excluding medically documented
  and school-sponsored events)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              •                         •                   •                               •
                                                                                                                                             #                                    #
  Excessive unexcused tardies to school or early releases (more than 3 times)
  Unexcused/excessive tardies to class (more than 3 times) and/or class cutting                                                                                                                                               •                         •                   •                               •
                                                                                                                                             #                                    #

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              •                         •                   •                               •
                                                                                                                                             #                                    #
  Possession of cellular phones
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              •                         •                   •                               •
                                                                                                                                             #                                    #
  Possession of objects such as laser pointers (non-use)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              •                         •                   •                               •
                                                                                                                                             #                                    #
  Failure to wear district-adopted school uniform or violation of the schoolʼs dress code                                                    #                                    #
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              •                         •                   •                               •
  Misconduct - level 1 (other Level 1 incidents not specifically listed such as running in
  the hall or throwing a pencil)                                                                                                             #                                    #


                                                                                                                                                                                                                              •                         •                   •                               •                                           •
  Le vel 2
  Continuing to engage in Level 1 violations
  Leaving campus without permission                                                                                                                                                                                           •                         •                   •                               •                                           •
                                                                                                                                             #                                    #
  Defiance of school personnelʼs authority, disrespect, insubordination, or refusing punishment                                                                                                                               •                         •                   •                               •                                           •
                                                                                                                                             #                                    #

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              •                         •                   •                               •                                           •                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     •
                                                                                                                                             #                                    #
  Gambling
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              •                         •                   •                               •                                           •
                                                                                                                                             #                                    #
  Misuse of locker/storage privileges
  Obscene material, behavior, language, gestures, pictures, writings, or propositions                                                                                                                                         •                         •                   •                               •                                           •
                                                                                                                                             #                                    #
  Immoral, indecent and/or offensive material, behavior, language, gestures,
                                                                                                                                             #                                    #
  pictures, writings, or propositions                                                                                                                                                                                         •                         •                   •                               •                                           •
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              •                         •                   •                               •                                           •
                                                                                                                                             #                                    #
  Profanity, provocative and/or abusive language directed at a student
  Theft ($500 or less)                                                                                                                                                                                                        •                         •                   •                               •                                           •                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     •
                                                                                                                                             #                                    #
  Possession/use of matches, lighters, or fireworks                                                                                                                                                                           •                         •                   •                               •                                           •
                                                                                                                                             #                                    #
  Unauthorized parking/reckless driving on or near campus                                                                                                                                                                     •                         •                   •                               •                                           •
                                                                                                                                             #                                    #
  False accusations against a student                                                                                                                                                                                         •                         •                   •                               •                                           •
                                                                                                                                             #                                    #
  Giving false ID                                                                                                                                                                                                             •                         •                   •                               •                                           •
                                                                                                                                             #                                    #
  Cheating/plagiarism or forgery                                                                                                                                                                                              •                         •                   •                               •                                           •
                                                                                                                                             #                                    #

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              •                         •                   •                               •                                           •
                                                                                                                                             #                                    #
  Posting/distributing unauthorized materials
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              •                         •                   •                               •                                           •                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     •
                                                                                                                                             #                                    #
  False fire alarm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              •                         •                   •                               •                                           •
  Possession/use of over-the-counter medications (e.g., aspirin, cough medicine)
                                                                                                                                                                                  #
  without school approval (see policy # 6.405 Medicines )
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              •                         •                   •                               •                                           •                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     •
                                                                                                                                                                                  #
  Possession/use of tobacco product (student must be issued a citation)
  Misconduct - Level 2 (other Level 2 incidents not specifically listed such as shoving a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              •                         •                   •                               •                                           •
                                                                                                                                                                                  #
  student in line with no resulting injury, or throwing a football in the hall with no injury)                                               #                                    #

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              •                         •                   •                               •                                           •                                                   •
  Le vel 3
  Continuing to engage in Level 2 violations
  Trespass or loitering                                                                                                                                                                                                       •                         •                   •                               •                                           •                                                   •                                                                                                                                                                                 •
                                                                                                                                                                                  #
  Fighting (minor injury and non gang-related)                                                                                                                                                                                •                         •                   •                               •                                           •                                                   •
                                                                                                                                                                                  #
  Participation in activities related to non-school sponsored/non-sanctioned organizations                                                                                                                                    •                         •                   •                               •                                           •                                                   •
                                                                                                                                                                                  #
  Unauthorized or inappropriate use of the internet, computers, or computer software                                                                                                                                          •                         •                   •                               •                                           •                                                   •
                                                                                                                                                                                  #                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      #
  Disruptive behavior (other Level 3 incidents not specifically listed such as throwing a chair
                                                                                                                                                                                  #
  or a food fight)                                                                                                                                                                #                                           •                         •                   •                               •                                           •                                                   •                                                                                            #

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            •                                                  •                                                                                        •                             •
  Le vel 4
  Continuing to engage in Level 3 violations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            •                                                  •                                                                                        •                             •       •
                                                                                                                                                                                  #                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      #
  Arson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            •                                                  •                                                                                        •                             •       •
                                                                                                                                                                                  #                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      #
  Hazing/initiation: non-school sponsored/non-sanctioned organizations, societies, clubs, or teams
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            •                                                  •                                                                                        •                             •       •
                                                                                                                                                                                  #                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      #
  Breaking and entering/burglary, theft over $500, or motor vehicle theft
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            •                                                  •                                                                                        •                             •       •
                                                                                                                                                                                  #                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      #
  Vandalism/graffiti
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            •                                                  •                                                                                        •                             •       •
                                                                                                                                                                                  #                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      #
  Possession of drug paraphernalia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            •                                                  •                                                                                        •                             •       •
                                                                                                                                                                                  #                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      #
  Under the influence of an unauthorized substance at school (no actual possession or use at school)
  mandatory referral to Alcohol and Drug Counseling
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            •                                                  •                                                                                        •                             •       •
                                                                                                                                                                                  #                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      #
  Possession of electronic pagers or beepers (excluding cell phones)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            •                                                  •                                                                                        •                             •       •
                                                                                                                                                                                  #                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      #
  Possession/use of alcohol
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            •                                                  •                                                                                        •                             •       •
                                                                                                                                                                                  #                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      #
  Assault/battery against a student (resulting in minor injury)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            •                                                  •                                                                                        •                             •       •
                                                                                                                                                                                  #                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      #
  Threats against a student (non serious)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            •                                                  •                                                                                        •                             •       •
                                                                                                                                                                                  #                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      #
  Refusal to produce an object identified by metal detectors
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            •                                                  •                                                                                        •                             •       •
                                                                                                                                                                                  #                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      #
  Profanity, provocative, and/or abusive language directed at school personnel                                                                                                    #                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      #
  Bullying, intimidation and harassment, including bullying or harassment based on sex, race,
  religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation, (also includes indecent exposure)
                                                                                                                                                                                  #                                                                                                                                                                                                                         •                                                  •                                         #                                              •                             •       •
  Extortion                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 •                                                  •                                                                                        •                             •       •
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            •                                                  •                                                                                        •                             •       •
                                                                                                                                                                                  #                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      #
  Distribution of over-the-counter medications (e.g., aspirin, cough medicine) - See Policy 6.405 Medicines
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            •                                                  •                                                                                        •                             •
                                                                                                                                                                                  #                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      #
  Disruptive behavior with prior unsuccessful interventions

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               •                                                                                                                      •
                                                                                                                                                                                  #                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      #
  Felony per juvenile court, where the studentʼs continued presence in school poses a
  danger to person or property or disrupts the educational process
  *Elementary students engaging in activities implying gang affiliation/membership - mandatory referral
   to Gang Prevention Counseling (Specific activities are listed below.)                                                                                                          #                                                                                                                                                                                                                         •                                                                                            #                                              •                                     •

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        •                             •       •
  Making a threat, including a false report, to use a bomb, dynamite, any other deadly explosive or
  destructive device including chemical weapons on school property or at a school sponsored event                                                                                 #                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      #


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        •                             •       •
  L e v el 5 ( B o a r d M a n d a te d , 1 1 - 1 8 0 D ay E xp u ls i o n )
  Fighting (serious injury, weapon used, or gang related)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        •                             •       •
                                                                                                                                                                                  #                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      #
  Aggravated assault (resulting in serious injury)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        •                             •       •
                                                                                                                                                                                  #                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      #
  Assault/battery against designated visitors                                                                                                                                     #                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      #
  Possession of a dangerous weapon (including a bowie knife, hawk bill knife, ice pick, dagger,
  a switchblade, or a weapon of like kind)
                                                                                                                                                                                  #                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      #                                              •                             •       •
  False imprisonment or kidnapping                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      •                             •       •
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  Sexual battery

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  Serious threats against a student                                                                                                                                               #                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      #
  Threats (serious and non serious), assault (excluding battery), or false accusations
  against school personnel                                                                                                                                                        #                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      #                                              •                             •       •
  *Middle/high school students engaging in activities implying gang affiliation/membership - mandatory
   referral to Gang Prevention Counseling (Specific activities are listed below.)
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  Other major incidents and behaviors which have high potential for causing serious
  injury and/or death (e.g., throwing bricks at an occupied school bus)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 •                             •       •
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  L e v e l 5 ( S t a t e - M a n da t ed Z e r o T o l e r a n c e, 1 C a l e n d a r Y e a r E x pu l si on )
  Battery against school personnel                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      •                             •       •
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  Possession/sale/distribution of illegal drugs or unauthorized prescription drugs                                                                                                #                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      #
  Possession/concealment/use/sale/distribution of explosive devices and firearms (assembled
  or unassembled parts), except toy guns – real/look-alike
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* Activities implying gang affiliation/membership include gang fights, gestures, actions, signals, literature, colors, drawings, signs, jewelry, apparel, manner of grooming, writings, gang graffiti, verbal or nonverbal communication, pos-
  sessing/distributing gang information, participating in gang recruitment, solicitation, or hazing/initiation activities, coordinating/ordering gang activities at school, gang-related threats, intimidation, extortion and other gang activity, or acts
  that imply gang affiliation or membership.
The principal shall consult with MCS Office of Security when determining whether an investigatory agency should be contacted regarding violations of the Code of Conduct. (Police/Fire/DHS/Juvenile
Court/Health Department) The principal shall report to MCS Office of Security and the Memphis Police Department incidents involving illegal drugs, firearms, explosives, or other weapons outlined in
TCA 39-17-1309 or Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 4.

                Memphis City Schools does not discriminate in its programs or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, handicap/disability, sex or age.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Revised 8-08
                                                 For more information, please contact the Office of Equity Compliance at (901) 416-6670.
                                      SEXUAL HARRASSMENT

All students have the right to learn in an environment free of discrimination, which encompasses freedom from
sexual harassment. Memphis City Schools will not tolerate sexual harassment of its students in any form.
Graduated disciplinary actions up to and including expulsion will be taken against any student who violates this
policy. Any retaliation against complainant is illegal. Any student (or parent/legal guardian) who believes
he/she is experiencing such harassment should report the circumstance immediately. If the harassment is
student-to-student, report to the teacher or principal. If there is sexual harassment of a student by an adult,
report to the principal.

                                     CORPORAL PUNISHMENT

Corporal punishment is not permissible in the Memphis City Schools. Students may be assigned to time-out,
detention, or receive an in-school suspension or home suspension.

                                      IN-SCHOOL SUSPENSION

The principal is encouraged to issue in-school suspensions whenever possible in cases involving minor
infractions of rules. Parents must answer in-school suspensions within three days or their child will be subject
to a home suspension unless an extension is granted by the principal. In-school suspensions may be cleared by
the principal or her designated representative. In-school suspension programs may be small and informal, or
may include personnel permanently assigned to a formal in-school suspension program. Parents must be
notified of their student’s in-school suspension agreement.

                                          HOME SUSPENSION
The principal may issue a home suspension at her discretion, following good and acceptable educational
practices. Home suspensions may be cleared only by the principal or her designated representative following a
personal conference with the parent or guardian of the involved. Principals have the authority to designate the
length of a home suspension up to ten days. In the case of suspensions ranging from four to ten (4-10) days, the
principal shall, within 24 hours, make a reasonable effort to notify the parent and student of the suspension and
of the right to appeal the decision to a Hearing Officer. The parent must request an appeal within one (1) day of
receiving the notice of the suspension. The Hearing Officer must conduct a hearing within five (5) days of the
notice of appeal. The Hearing Officer can affirm the principal’s decision; reduce the suspension or remove the
suspension conditionally or unconditionally; and recommend an alternative placement. The decision of the
Hearing Officer is final.




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CAFETERIA




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                                          BREAKFAST/LUNCH

Weekly purchase may be made at 9:00 a.m. from the cafeteria manager. Board policy states that no personal
checks are accepted in the cafeteria. Applications for free and reduced price lunches are available in the school
office.

If a student forgets his lunch money or milk money, he/she will be allowed to phone home. If necessary, lunch
will be provided by the cafeteria, but parents are required to repay the cost when notified. Failure to repay costs
incurred in the cafeteria may result in the withholding of report cards, certificates of progress or diplomas.



                                       BREAKFAST/LUNCH FEES

Full Pay:
       Lunch - $1.75 (includes milk)

       Breakfast – free to all students

Reduced Pay:
      Lunch - $.25 (includes milk)
      Breakfast – free to all students

Carton of Milk – 45¢




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PARENTS AND COMMUNITY




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                                                    VISITORS
For reasons of safety, all visitors should report to the office to sign in and obtain a visitor pass before visiting
other parts of the building. This includes morning intake. All visitors to the building must have a pass at all
times. If a parent needs to contact a child during the school day, this should be accomplished through the
school office. The opening and dismissal times are not the best times for drop-in visits for mini-conferences
with teachers. They will be available after all students are dismissed, and preferably by scheduled
appointments.

All visitors must leave an item of identification at the school office at the time the visitor’s pass is issued (such
as keys or a driver’s license). The ID will be returned when the visitor’s pass is returned.



                                         PARENT CONFERENCES
Parent-teacher conferences shall be held in an effort to gain support in improving a student’s performance and
for promoting an understanding between the home and the school in the interest of the student. Conferences
may be initiated by convenience of both. In addition, the following pre-scheduled conference dates have been
included in the calendar:

       Monday, October 13 .……………….4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
       Monday, February16 ……………….12 p.m. - 3 p.m.



            THE RIGHTS OF NON-CUSTODIAL OR NON-RESIDENT PARENT
A non-custodial or non-resident parent may request in writing that a copy of the child’s report card, notice of
school attendance, names of teachers, class schedules, standardized test scores and any other records
customarily available to parents be furnished directly to such non-custodial or non-resident parent. The written
request must include the mailing address of the non-custodial parent. A non-custodial parent will not have
access to this information if Memphis City Schools is presented with a legal document prohibiting release of the
information to the non-custodial or non-resident parent.

A non-custodial or non-resident parent has the same right to review the education record of a student as that
give to the custodial parent, unless there is legal documentation prohibiting such review by the non-custodial or
non-resident parent.




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                                           ADOPT-A-SCHOOL
Raleigh-Bartlett Meadows is honored to have CiCi’s Pizza and the Petty Officers Association, Naval Support
Activity, as our school adopters. Our adopters participate in various activities and support school initiatives.
Some highlights include providing materials for classrooms, food for special activities, and equipment. They
provide volunteer services and awards for students and volunteers in the school.


                                                     P.T.O
We encourage all parents to participate in the P.T.O. Meetings are scheduled several times throughout the year.
Notices of P.T.O. meetings will be sent home by students.


                                 SCHOOL LEADERSHIP COUNCIL
The School Leadership Council is an elected body that exists to facilitate school improvement. The council
consists of parents, school staff, community representatives, and the principal. Information regarding the
School Leadership Council is available through the school office.


                                               VOLUNTEERS

Parents and community members are encouraged to volunteer at school, but must adhere to Memphis City
School policies. Each volunteer must complete a Volunteer Information Form. A background check will be
required for volunteers who work alone with students on a consistent and ongoing basis. Each volunteer must
sign the Volunteer Log when entering and leaving the building for volunteer activity. Parents should contact
the school guidance counselor for information on volunteer opportunities.




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School Age Child Care Program




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            RALEIGH-BARTLETT MEADOWS SCHOOL AGE CHILD CARE PROGRAM


As a service to parents, the school provides a school age child care program. The program provides safe,
enriching, quality care for children before and after school. Opportunities are provided for children to
participate in arts and craft activities, indoor and outdoor games, reflective time, and enrichment classes.
Snacks are provided daily.

       Hours: 6:30 A.M. – 8:30 A.M. (Before school)
              3:15 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. (After school)




       Fees: Please inquire in school office.




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Supply List




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                                             Raleigh Bartlett-Meadows Elementary
                                                School Supply List 2008-2009

KK    1 box of 16 crayons                                           3rd   6 single subject notebooks
      2 pencils                                                           3 packages wide ruled paper
      1 pair Fiskars plastic scissors (blunt point)                       1 ream of white copy paper
      2 boxes of Kleenex tissue                                           5 folders (red, yellow, blue, green & purple
      2 boxes of Ziploc bags (1quart &gallon size)                        2 highlighter pens (any color)
      1 large plastic school box (cigar box size 5x8)                     6 packages of pencils
      (2) 4-oz. Bottles of Elmer’s glue                                   1 package of eraser caps
      2 glue sticks                                                       8 glue sticks
      1 box of baby wipes                                                 1 box 16 crayons, markers & colored pencils
      1 spiral notebook                                                   1 pair of scissors
      Kindergarten tablet                                                 3 boxes of Kleenex (large)
      3 folders with 2 pockets (red, blue & yellow)                       Antiseptic Soap with pump
      1 new over-sized T-shirt                                            1 pair of headphones (dollar store)
      1 large towel (with child’s name on it)                             Girls: 1 box of baby wipes
                                                                          Boys: 1 box gallon or quart Ziploc bags


1st   Spiral notebook (70 sheets minimum)                           4th   5 packages of #2 pencils
      Colored pencils                                                     1 box color pencils
      Fat markers                                                         1 box of crayons (16-24ct.)
      3 dotted line tablets                                               1 box dry erase markers
      1 box of skinny crayons                                             1 pencil box/pouch
      6 skinny #2 pencils with erasers                                    5 packages notebook paper
      4 large glue sticks                                                 7 folders w/pockets and prongs
      1 large box of tissue                                               2 1-subject spiral notebooks
      Folder with pockets                                                 1 calculator
      Bottle of glue                                                      1 ream copier paper
      Zipper pencil pouch                                                 1 package eraser caps
      Plastic school box                                                  Ziploc bags (boys-gallon/girls-quart)
      Marble composition book                                             3 boxes of Kleenex
      1 box quart size Ziploc bags                                        1 bottle of hand sanitizer
      Scissors                                                            1 pocket dictionary/thesaurus


2nd   2 packs of notebook paper                                     5th   5 journals
      5 tablets                                                           Colored pencils
      #2 pencils                                                          3 glue sticks
      Crayons                                                             Pencil sharpener
      Scissors                                                            6 folders w/brads
      Glue sticks (no bottles)                                            2 boxes of tissue
      12-inch ruler with centimeters                                      2 bottles of hand sanitizer
      2 boxes of Kleenex                                                  Scissors
      3 spiral notebooks                                                  Pencils (no mechanicals)
      Dry erase markers                                                   2 red ink pens
      5 2-pocket folders                                                  Markers
      2 boxes Ziploc bags (1 quart and gallon)                            1 package of dry erase markers and eraser
      Wet wipes                                                           Loose leaf notebook paper




                  KINDERGARTEN: Each student should bring a healthy snack (fruit, chips or crackers) each day.
                           NO SWEETS PLEASE. Each student should have their name labeled.




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