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John K. Hubbard Elementary School Student Handbook John K. Hubbard Elementary Important Office Information: 1104 Maguire Road Noble, Oklahoma 73068 Office Staff: Betty Thomas and Pam Deaton School Phone Number: 872-9201 Dear Parents, Please use this number to notify the school if your child Welcome to John K. Hubbard Elementary! The will be absent. faculty and staff are looking forward to an exciting and successful school year. We have prepared this handbook so that we may bring about a better understanding Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. — 4:00 p.m. Monday—Friday between the school and the parent. Working together as a team we can provide your child with the best educational experience possible. ******************************** Please take the time to read this handbook thoroughly. Keep it handy. You will need it throughout the school year. Helpful Hints for Parents We invite you to visit our school, attend your child’s programs, and become an active member of PTA ~ Is lunch/breakfast money in an envelope with child’s name? as well as school volunteer activities. ~ Does your child have needed school supplies? ~ Is your child’s name on his or her supplies? Respectfully, ~ Does your child know how he or she is to get home? ~ Does the school know how your child is to get home? Nathan Gray, Principal ~ Do you know names of the teachers who work with your child? ~ Does your child know the school rules? The Noble Public Schools do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ~ Do you know the days your child will be in and out of school? national origin, gender, age, qualified disability, or veteran. ~ Do you know the school schedule and bus schedule? ~ Do you read the information in the school’s weekly newsletter? ~ Have you checked your child’s Thursday folder for information? Student pick-up and drop-off procedures Building Access Hubbard has only one entrance/exit into the main parking lot (Ken Visitors are welcome at Hubbard King Drive). Please use this entrance to pick up and drop off your Elementary! For the safety of the child. The circle drive at the end of the building is not to be used students, we do ask that all visitors enter through the front doors for student pick up or drop off. The doors at that end of the and sign in at the office. During the school day, all persons not building remain locked at all times. employed by the district are considered visitors to our school and must wear a badge throughout their visit to Hubbard. For the safety of the students, cars are to enter Ken King Drive west of the softball field and merge into a single file line around Visitors, Parents, and School Volunteers must stop in the outside of the main parking lot. We ask that students enter and the school office, sign in, and pick up a visitor’s badge exit cars from the curbside to avoid traffic. to wear during school hours. School buses use the same procedures to pick up and drop off students. Please remember that passing a bus in the process of *********************** loading or unloading children is against the law and is monitored by the Noble Police Department. Parent/Teacher Conferences ***************************** Parent/Teacher Conference days are provided once each semester to allow time for parents and teachers to meet together about How will your child go home? students’ progress. Please work with teachers to schedule conference times that you can attend. If you have a need for more frequent visits, please contact your child’s teacher before or after Please note: Children will be sent home as directed by PARENT school hours, or call the office to leave a message. NOTE or DIRECT COMMUNICATION with the teacher or the office. We cannot change children’s regular going home plans Learning time is important to teachers and without a note or a phone call from a parent. Parents must call the office by 2:30 p.m. for changes to be made in how children are to students. Please do not plan to conference going home. with a teacher during class time. All children leaving the building during the school day must be checked out through the office. Please have identification ready to be checked when picking children up at school. School Attendance School Arrival and Dismissal Please do not drop off your child before supervision begins. Good attendance is critical to your child’s Supervision begins 20 minutes before the start of each school day. success in school. Many important concepts are The time of day will be announced each school year. It is unsafe covered as a whole class in second and third grade each day. to leave your child at school unsupervised, therefore our building These are concepts that cannot be made up with pencil and paper will remain locked until supervision is on hand. homework. Student success is dependent upon attending school on a regular basis. Students who arrive late to school must stop in the office to get a tardy slip before going to class. An absence will be recorded for When your child is absent: each three tardies. Checking your child out of school during instructional time is treated the same as tardy. ~ Please call the school attendance line at 872-9201 by 9:00 a.m. ~ Your child’s homework will be available upon the second consecutive day of absence. Please notify the school before you come to pick up homework so your child’s teacher can prepare. Following the fifth absence within a nine weeks period, a review of the student’s performance is conducted by the principal and the classroom teacher. Parents will be informed of the results of that Closing School / Inclement Weather review. Continued absences or tardies will result in attendance An announcement will be made through information being forwarded to the District Attorney for Cleveland television and local news websites should County as required by Oklahoma State Law. school have to be canceled due to inclement weather. The school makes ****************************** every effort to make decisions concerning school closings based on the safety of Withdrawal of Students students. The district boundaries cover 144 square miles and If you are moving and withdrawing your conditions in one part of the district may be very different from child from Hubbard, please call or come by those in another area. Decisions concerning school closings are the school a few days prior to the made as early as possible before buses begin their morning routes. withdrawal date. This will give ample time to complete the School will not be let out early during the day because many of our necessary paperwork. Your cooperation with this is greatly appreciated. Please plan to pay all breakfast and lunch charges and remember to families depend on bus route schedules to insure that someone is bring back all library books. home for child supervision. Please listen to radio and television stations early in the morning on bad weather days. ***************************** Pledge of Allegiance Lunch and Breakfast Hubbard Elementary honors America daily by reciting the Hubbard serves a hot and cold breakfast and lunch each school Pledge of Allegiance. Those who do not day. wish to participate are not required to do so. Students may pay for lunches by the day or the week. School board policy does not allow students to charge their breakfast or School/Home Communications lunches for more than five days. Applications for free or reduced lunches are available from the school office. The Communication between the home and school is a critical part of school cafeteria maintains all children’s cafeteria accounts. your child’s education. Your child will bring a Thursday Folder Questions about your child’s account should be directed to their home each week. This folder contains all the important office at 872-9706. information you will need to keep up to date on school issues. It also contains much of your child’s schoolwork. It is important that School Lunch Prices you look through your child’s folder each week and return it to Student Lunch $1.80 school. Adult Lunch $2.80 Student Breakfast $1.25 Our school sends home the Hubbard Star each week in the Adult Breakfast $1.35 Thursday Folder. This newsletter contains information about Extra Milk $ .35 upcoming school events. Please review this newsletter each week. This is an important way that Hubbard Elementary communicates Please send all money to school in an envelope with your child’s school information to parents. name, the teacher’s name, and what the money is for written on the front of the envelope. A monthly calendar is sent home with every child in school. All events happening for the month are scheduled on the calendar. If your child brings a lunch, please be sure his or her name is on Please post it somewhere at home so you can stay current on the lunch box or sack. Please do not send glass containers to school events. school. A monthly lunch and breakfast menu is sent home with every child Students may visit quietly in the lunchroom while they eat. They in school. Children are encouraged to check the menu daily to be are required to pick up after themselves and put up their trays when sure the food being served is something they will eat. leaving the cafeteria. Good manners are practiced. ************************** If your child plans on eating breakfast, and is dropped off by a parent, please make sure you have them here no later than 10 minutes before the bell rings. It is not uncommon for children to bring pocket knives or fake Sending Money to School weapons to school without parent knowledge, please talk to When sending money to school for any reason, please put it in a your child about the importance of leaving these at home. sealed envelope with your child’s name, the teacher’s name, and what the money is for (breakfast, lunch, books, pictures, field trips, etc.) written on the outside of the envelope. School Fund-raisers Hubbard plans to conduct the following school-wide fund-raisers this year. Priorities for school fund-raisers are carefully planned School Pictures with input from parents and teachers each spring. Information with what each fund-raiser is for and how money will be spent will John K. Hubbard Elementary offers several be sent home with fund-raiser packets. opportunities for parents to have students’ pictures taken during the school year: School Book Fair A School Book Fair will be held in February. A traveling bookstore comes to the school library. Parents and children may ~individual student pictures in Fall select books to purchase. The money earned through this fund- ~classroom group pictures in Spring raiser will be used to purchase materials for our school library ~individual student pictures in Spring program. **************************** Major Fundraisers Our school PTA is involved in fundraisers that help not only to support our school, but also to provide enjoyable activities for our Bringing “Treasures” to School students. A Jog-A-Thon, which is our major fundraiser, is done in the fall of most school years to help purchase the ―extras‖ for our Students are encouraged to leave toys and other valuable items at school. There is also a Fall Carnival each October, which helps home. We encourage parents to monitor their benefit your child’s own classroom teacher. students’ backpacks to help us prevent your student from misusing or misplacing items that Skateland and McDonald’s are better left at home. The classroom teacher Hubbard will have a McHubbard Night, as well as a Skateland must be contacted when a child wants to bring a Night to raise money for our school. Teachers, students, family, live animal to the classroom. and friends are welcome to come enjoy skating and eating while earning money for Hubbard Elementary. Oklahoma State Law prohibits the possession of any dangerous weapon on school property. For purposes of this policy, dangerous weapons include, but are not limited to, firearms and knives of any kind, metal knuckles, fist packs and similar objects, blackjacks, billy clubs and similar objects, hand chains, mace or pepper spray or any manufactured or homemade objects intended to cause bodily injury, intimidation or threats. Students in possession of dangerous weapons on school grounds may be suspended for as long as a year. Accident – Illness Appropriate Dress for School The responsibility for proper dress and grooming is If it is necessary for a child to take prescribed medication during that of students and parents. Students should wear school hours, it must be in the original prescription container. clothing suited to the weather and to good taste. 1. Shorts and shirts must be of acceptable length Medication brought by children must be taken to the office. The 2. Spaghetti Straps/Halter tops/half shirts/exposed midriffs parent should send a note or call before the child is allowed to take are not allowed this medication. 3. No clothing with inappropriate advertising or language 4. Hats are not to be worn in building Students will not be kept inside during 5. Final decisions of acceptable dress rest with the recess unless we receive a note or call from principal their parent. Students who have a note to stay inside will be 6. Flip flops or Platform Shoes are not appropriate dress assigned a room in which to stay. Students may continue to work for school based on safety reasons. Please make sure on school activities or read a story. Often children who are too ill your child has on appropriate footwear for school. to be outside need this as a quiet rest time. As cold weather approaches, please stress the importance of your child wearing a coat, hat, and gloves. As the weather often If your child is injured or becomes seriously ill at school, we will changes during the day and we cannot predict when we will be make him or her comfortable and call you immediately. If you outside, it is important that you dress your child as if we were cannot be reached, we will contact the emergency number that you going outside each day. To help your child avoid injuries, gave us. It is critical that this information be kept up to date. For students must wear tennis shoes on the days they have P.E. your child’s benefit, phone numbers that change must be Students who do not have appropriate footwear may be asked to sit communicated to the school office. out an activity to ensure their safety. Parents who do not carry insurance on their child are given the opportunity to purchase insurance through the school. School **************************** insurance packets are available in the first Thursday Folder. Purchase of this insurance by parents is optional. Lost and Found Clothing should be identified with your child’s name. ***************************** Many coats, hats, mittens, etc. are lost each year. We go School Parties through the lost and found on a regular basis and return Class parties include Fall, Christmas, and items that are identified by name to their owners. Valentines. To keep class interruptions to a Students should check the Lost and Found area for missing minimum, the classroom teacher and principal items. Unclaimed clothing is donated to charity. must approve class parties other than those listed. Academics will be the first priority in approving changes in class schedules. Field Trips Bus Riders Field trips are an important part of our curriculum. We select field trips that Each child will be required to have a parent sign a separate will provide learning experiences for Rules and Regulations form for Noble Public School Bus Barn in our students based upon what is being order to ride the bus at any time, field trips included. studied in the classroom. Parents are encouraged to join us on most field trips. Students must ride the bus to a field trip. We encourage students to return on the bus also. However, if it is absolutely necessary for parents to take students home in a car following a field trip, the parent must sign-out the student at school prior to the field trip. Curriculum Materials Student who have a failing grade MAY be held in-eligible for class field trips. All curriculum materials are available for inspection by **************************** patrons, parents, students and the public. Individuals who wish to inspect materials should contact the building principal. Homework Hubbard Elementary has an extensive curriculum guide at Homework is designed to help your student each grade level that was developed by classroom teachers in be the best that he or she can be. Because accordance with the State Priority Academic Skills and is reading is extremely important, students reviewed annually and revised as needed. should read every night. In addition, it is important to practice math facts and/or spelling. It may be necessary that some time be Screenings spent studying for science or social studies tests as well. Homework will be required in addition to any ―make-up work‖ Hubbard Elementary has partnered with Norman Regional and/or ―unfinished work‖ that the students do not complete in the Hospital to provide Healthy Youth Screenings, free of charge, time allotted during the school day. at the beginning of the school year. Included in the screenings will be hearing, vision, head lice check, nose, throat, height, Please become familiar with your teacher’s homework procedures weight, condition of teeth/gums, blood pressure, pulse, and by attending John K. Hubbard’s Back to School Night in August. temperature. A follow-up letter will be sent to parents with the Back to School Night gives you the chance to become familiar information gathered about their child and, if necessary, with the school, to meet your child’s teacher, and to learn the rules recommendations for further evaluation. and procedures for your child’s classroom. Speech and Language evaluations are conducted by the School Speech Pathologist. Parents are Invited Parent Teacher Association Curriculum Nights are held in August. Parents come to the A strong Parent Teacher Association serves Hubbard school gymnasium to meet teachers and review the grade level Elementary. We encourage you to become involved with the curriculum. PTA. Membership dues are $5.00 per year and are collected in the Fall. Our school volunteer program is coordinated through Hubbard Elementary’s Parent Teacher Association is formed our PTA. All parents are encouraged to join and to volunteer each Fall and is led by the PTA President. This meets at school. We have many projects to do. We need parents: throughout the year. Who have time to work at school Accelerated Reader (AR) Night is a time to share a great Who can help with special occasions evening with a good book, family and friends, staff, and enjoy To help with special projects at home refreshments while becoming familiar with your child’s AR To listen to our students read program. Other specialty nights include Math Night and Art Pop Popcorn and various other projects Night. A volunteer survey is included in one of the first Thursday Most Class Trips are scheduled at various times during the Folders to all parents. On this survey you will indicate how you school year. can volunteer to help your child’s school. Skate Night is scheduled twice a year for great social times for students, parents, and staff. Come join us! These are such fun nights and Hubbard receives a portion of the admission fee! Music Programs are a wonderful way for our students to showcase their artistic talents in front of an audience. Don’t miss out on these adorable productions. School-wide Programs Title I Hubbard Elementary is a Title I school. We receive funds from the federal government to supplement our school program in order to provide the best possible education for each child. Components of our school program that are funded through Title I include: Parent Orientation Night, Teaching Assistants, and Summer School. We have a Certified Reading Specialist who teaches in and supervises this program. Students are referred to this program based on the results of the Fall BEAR test or by their classroom teacher. Each Spring, teachers, staff and parents review our existing program, evaluate its effectiveness and make plans for the Great Expectations next year. The teachers at Hubbard have attended one or more workshops presenting the ideas of the Great Expectations philosophy. The Indian Education Program goal of this program is to insure success for all learners, to build Our students who are enrolled in a tribal membership may positive self-esteem, to develop a climate of mutual respect, to qualify for additional assistance through our Indian Education have high expectations for all learners, to believe in the ability of Program. Parents of students who qualify need to complete an every individual to learn, to provide a well-rounded education for eligibility certification form which requires the tribal membership every learner, and to renew the joy of teaching. This philosophy number along with registry information. Please contact the school teaches students eight expectations for living: office with your questions. To value one another as unique and special individuals To not laugh at or make fun of a person’s mistakes nor use sarcasm or putdowns To use good manners, saying ―please‖, ―thank you‖, and ―excuse me‖ and allowing others to go first To cheer each other to success To help one another whenever possible To recognize every effort and applaud it To encourage each other to do our best, and To practice virtuous living, using the Life Principles Announcements are made each morning. They provide a way to recognize birthdays, events, life principles of the month, and quotes. Friday Assemblies are a time to renew our awareness of the particular action or those persons with supervisory responsibility for procedures importance of following the eight expectations for living. They are and policies in those areas covered in the complaint. also a time to celebrate accomplishments and be together as a Days – Normal working days, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. school family. PROCEDURE 1. Prior to filing a written complaint, the person making the complaint should discuss the complaint with the Compliance Coordinator and reasonable effort should be made to resolve the matter. 2. If the matter is not resolved, a written complaint may be filed with the Compliance Coordinator. The complaint will state the nature and date of the alleged violation, the names of the persons responsible (if known), and requested action. The complaint must be filed within 30 days of the alleged violation. Grievance Procedure for 3. The Compliance Coordinator will contact the person(s) named as Alleged Discrimination Complaints responsible for the violation within 10 days and inform them of the allegations, (for students, employees, and applicants) and ask them to: a. confirm or deny the facts ASSURANCES b. indicate acceptance or rejection of grievant’s requested action; or Noble Public Schools do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national c. outline alternatives origin, gender, age, or qualified disability in admission to its programs, services, or activities in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of 4. If the complaint is not resolved, the Compliance Coordinator will have 10 their operations. Noble Public Schools also do not discriminate in their hiring or days to refer the complaint to the employee’s supervisor. If the complaint employment practices. was made by a student, the referral will be made to the building principal. The Compliance Coordinator will schedule a hearing with the grievant, In an effort to ensure compliance with and coordination of all federal equity respondent, and supervisors or building principal. regulations, the Board of Education has named a district Compliance Coordinator. This individual is: 5. Following the hearing, the supervisor or principal will issue a decision to all parties within 10 days. Ann Ewing, Administrative Assistant Central Office, 8th and Maguire Road 6. If either party is not satisfied with the decision, they must notify the P.O. Box 499 Compliance Coordinator within 10 days and request a hearing with the Noble, Oklahoma 73068 superintendent. The Compliance Coordinator will schedule such a hearing Office Phone: (405) 872-3452 to take place with the grievant, respondent, and superintendent within 10 days of the request. The superintendent will issue a decision within 10 days DEFINITIONS following the hearing. Grievant – An employee, applicant, or student who submits a complaint alleging discrimination based on race, color, national origin, gender, disability, religion, age, or veteran status. 7. The Compliance Coordinator will notify the Board of Education via the superintendent, within 10 days of the request. The hearing will be Respondent – The person alleged to be responsible for the violation alleged in a conducted within 30 days from the date of the notification of the Board. complaint. The term may be used to designate persons with responsibility for a 8. The Board of Education will conduct the hearing and issue a decision 3. The right to seek to correct the student’s education record, in a hearing, within 10 days. Such decision is final. if necessary; 4. The right to report violation of the FERPA to the United States PROVISIONS Department of Education; 1. Time limits may be extended by mutual consent of parties involved. 5. The right to be informed about FERPA rights. 2. District will provide copies of all discrimination regulations upon request. All rights and protections given parents/guardians under the FERPA and this policy transfer to the student when he/she reaches 18 or enrolls in a post- 3. Grievant records will remain confidential unless permission is given for secondary school. The student then becomes an ―eligible student.‖ release. Such records will not be entered into the grievant personnel file, but will be kept for three years. PARENTS RIGHT-TO-KNOW Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act At the beginning of each school year, a local educational agency that receives Statement of Rights funds under this part shall notify the parents of each student attending any school receiving funds under this part that the parents may request, and the The parent/guardian of eligible student has the following rights under the Family agency will provide the parents on request (and in a timely manner), information Educational Rights and Privacy Act and this policy: regarding the professional qualifications of the student's classroom teachers, including, at a minimum, the following: 1. The right to inspect and review the student’s education record. An education record is defined as any record (in handwriting, print, tapes, (i) Whether the teacher has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the film, or other medium) maintained by Noble Public Schools, an grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction. employee of the district, or an agent of the district, which is related to a student except: (ii) Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status A. a personal record kept by a school staff member which meets the through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived. following tests: ~if it was made as a personal memory aid: (iii) The baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate ~if it is in the personal possession of the individual who made it; certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the ~if information contained in it has never been revealed to any other certification or degree. person. (iv) Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their B. an employment record which is used only in relation to a student’s qualifications. employment by Noble Public Schools. (Employment for this purpose does not include activities for which a student receives a In addition to the information that parents may request under subparagraph (A), grade or credit in a course.) a school that receives funds under this part shall provide to each individual parent: C. alumni records which relate to the student after he/she no longer attends classes provided by Noble Public Schools and the records (i) information on the level of achievement of the parent's child in each of the do not relate to the person as a student. State academic assessments as required under this part; and 2. The right to exercise limited control over people’s access to the (ii) timely notice that the parent's child has been assigned, or has been taught student’s education record; for four or more consecutive weeks by, a teacher who is not highly qualified. Larry Canfield, Maintenance Director LC/ml Transportation ANNUAL NOTIFICATION Bus Riders Rules and Regulations FOR PARENTS, TEACHERS, AND EMPLOYEES In compliance with the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act Rules defining student conduct are designed to of 1986 (AHERA) and related Oklahoma and Federal Regulations, protect the passengers and shall be observed at we have all Noble school buildings inspected personnel for the presence of asbestos. We have written a Management Plan which all times. Bus safety rules shall include, but outlines the potential health hazards, methods of maintenance not be limited to, the following: asbestos-containing materials, and recommended response actions we shall consider. 1) The bus driver is in charge of students on the bus. Students shall follow the driver’s directions at all times. The current assessment of the health hazard at each school is LOW. The condition of the material is good and the potential for 2) Only authorized personnel and eligible bus students damage is low. With the specific operation and maintenance assigned to a specific bus are permitted to ride the bus. procedures that we will be following, there is no need for concern. 3) Busses will stop at established stops only. Students will All buildings in the Noble school district were inspected for not be permitted to leave the bus until the bus arrives at an asbestos and a management plan is available at the main established bus stop or the appropriate school. Students administration office and at each school site. shall load and unload at their designated bus stop only. If you would like to review the management plan, contact Larry 4) Students shall wait for a bus by remaining on the sidewalk. Canfield at 872-3005 to schedule an appointment. If there is no sidewalk, students will wait next to (but not in) the street. Students must wait until the bus comes to a Sincerely, full stop before boarding or leaving the bus. 5) Students will remain properly seated at all times and not block the center aisle. Any or all students may be assigned seats. 6) Students must keep their hands, head, feet and personal objects inside the bus at all times. 7) Scuffling, shoving, or fighting is prohibited on the bus and at all established bus stops. 8) Littering or throwing items inside or from the bus is prohibited. 9) Students are not allowed to consume food or drink on the bus. The use of all tobacco products is prohibited. 10) Students shall not deface or vandalize the bus or related equipment. Students that violate this rule will be required to pay for damages. 11) Students are not to engage in loud talking, yelling, the use of profanity, inappropriate language or gestures, on the bus. 12) Students are not allowed to bring animals or harmful objects (i.e. weapons, drugs, alcohol, fire works, etc.). 13) Students while on the bus and when exiting or entering the bus are required to comply with and will be subject to the Student Code of Conduct/Discipline Rules established by the School District. 14) Students, while on the bus, while entering or exiting the bus, and while at or in the general area of the designated loading and unloading zone areas are required to comply with these rules.