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									   PETERSBURG
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
 STUDENT-PARENT
    HANDBOOK
    2010-2011
   SCHOOL YEAR
Dear Parents,

       The staff of this school welcomes your child and plans to assist him/her in
achieving success in elementary education. We also welcome you as partners in
this accomplishment.

     This handbook has been prepared for you and your child so that you may
become familiar with the rules and procedures which are in effect at Petersburg
Elementary School. We hope that it will be of help to you.

      Last year was very successful, and we anticipate that this year will be
even more productive. We have high expectations for children here, as do you.
We plan to WORK together with you so that the children may reap a great
harvest of knowledge which will be of great benefit to them as they strive toward
adulthood.

       If you have any questions concerning this handbook or any school policy,
please call the school office at 257-1110. We will be glad to assist you. Also,
please stop by and visit us. But do remember to stop by the secretary’s desk
first.

       Thank you ahead of time for your cooperation and assistance in the goal
of success for your child.

                           Sincerely,

                           Petersburg Elementary School Staff
A PARENT’S PLEDGE

I know that children learn best when families and schools work together. As a
parent, I pledge to:

   ·   Spend some time talking and listening to my child every day

   ·   Praise my child for good work in school and good behavior at home

   ·   Help my child develop self-confidence and self-discipline

   ·   Talk with my child’s teacher about how my child is doing in school

   ·   Set a regular time and place for school work. During this time, there will
       be NO television, NO radio and NO phone calls.

   ·    Encourage reading. I will read to my child and I will listen as my child
       reads to me

   ·   Make sure my child gets healthy meals, enough sleep and good exercise
       every day

   ·   Love my child enough to say “NO” when necessary

   ·   Help my child discover the joy that learning and thinking can bring at any
       age



PRINCIPAL’S PLEDGE

I care about each and every person in this school. I promise to do my best to
provide the most positive and caring school environment possible so that our
teachers can teach and our students can fulfill their potential for academic and
personal growth.
                  PETERSBURG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

                            VISION STATEMENT

                            Moving Forward Together

                            MISSION STATEMENT

 In order to ensure lifelong learning and set high expectations for all, PES
will be dedicated to providing the best practices and high level activities to
meet students strengths and address deficiencies, and will foster a positive
                          school climate and culture.

PETERSBURG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GOALS

   1.     To develop the opportunity for all students to learn and be successful
        by:

           A. Developing multiple instructional strategies to teach all children.

           B. Allowing sufficient time to present, demonstrate and explain new
              content and skills.

           C. Developing lesson plans that are structural and sequential.

           D. Actively monitoring student performance, giving immediate
              feedback and adjusting instruction accordingly.

           E. Using a variety of grouping patterns to insure mastery and
              application of what is learned.

           F. Identifying students with special needs and providing appropriate
              support.

           G. Using a variety of management skills to create an orderly and
              comfortable classroom environment.

   2.     To demonstrate knowledge, skills and attitudes required for:

           A.   Effective written and oral communication

           B.   Reading
          C.    Mathematical computation

          D.    Problem solving

          E.    Critical thinking

          F.    Social and economic systems

          G.    Applying science and technology in decision making

          H.    Retrieving, receiving and utilizing information

          I.    Developing positive self-esteem

          J.    Promoting health, safety and physical fitness

          K.    Understanding and participating in the creative, visual and
               performing arts

          L.     Understanding one’s culture and heritage, and

          M.     Developing basic values and ethical principals

   3.    To create a positive learning environment by:

          A.    Approaching work with enthusiasm and creativity

          B.     Making learning enjoyable and having students share the
               responsibility fur successful   learning

          C.    Holding students accountable for doing quality work

          D.    Working cooperatively with parents and the community to build a
               school of excellence

          E.    Administering the Code of Conduct fairly and consistently.

TITLE IX

Remember we must allow equal opportunity for boys and girls in school activities.
Children cannot be discriminated against because of sex regarding participation
in school activities. However, separate, but equal program, can be implemented.



DISCRIMINATION PROHIBITED
As required by Federal laws and regulations, the Grant County Board of
Education does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion,
disability, age or national origin in employment or its educational programs and
activities. Inquiries can be referred to Title IX Coordinator and Section 504
Coordinator, Grant County Board of Education, 204 Jefferson Ave., Petersburg,
WV phone 257-1011, or the US Dept. of Education’s Director of the Office For
Civil Rights.




ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF STUDENTS

Eliminate (at least reduce) the morning “rush hour”. In many homes, the morning
scene looks like something on “American’s Funniest Home Videos”. Kids fly out
the door, eating their breakfast as they run for the bus. Papers flutter out of their
backpack, if not lost at home. Let’s face it – not everyone is a morning person.
But children so need to learn to get to places on time and ready to go to work.
Here are some tips:

             Help your children establish good habits. Make sure they hang up
              their coats as they walk in the door. Give each child a place to
              keep boots, hat and school bag.
             A successful morning begins at night. Before your children go to
              bed, have them set out everything they’ll need for school. This is
              the time to make sure everyone has lunch money, homework and
              the permission slip for the field trip.
             Establish a regular bed time. Kids who conk out watching the
              11:00 news can’t rise or shine at 6:45.
             Set everyone’s alarm clock 15 minutes earlier. Even a few extra
              minutes can make a real difference.
             The night before, set out some easy to fix breakfast foods (kids
              learn better on a full stomach).
             Before everyone leaves, take a minute to say “I love you” to each
              child. Nothing will get their day…or yours…off to a better start.

 ARRIVAL

   A.    ALL students are to go directly to the gym or playground. If students
        enter through the front doors, they must go directly to the gym by using
        the hallway between the intermediate area and the library. No students
        are to be in ANY classrooms until dismissed from the gym by a teacher.
        Teachers that plan on beginning instruction early, are to go to the
        playground or gym and get their students.
   B.     During inclement weather, all children will be located in the gym or
        assigned classroom areas.

              C.   Some basic guidelines, for supervision in the gym during
               morning duty are:
                      Teachers and aides on bus duty will supervise the gym
                      Ball playing is prohibited in the gym after 7:40 or after the
                        second bus arrives
                      Teachers and aides must move around while
                        supervision. Do not remain in one spot for an extended
                        period of time
                      Running is not allowed
                      Students should be seated by grades around the wall
                        and allowed to socialize with inside voices

   D. Children will enter the instructional areas at 7:55 a.m. Homeroom
      teachers will escort their students from the gym/outside at 7:55. On two-
      hour delay days at 9:50.

   E. Walkers and students who are transported by parents should be in
      classrooms by 7:55.

   F. Tardy students, those arriving after 8:05, will be encouraged to arrive on
      time. Students who chose to be tardy more than once a week will be sent
      to the counselor first, then the principal.

   G.    The only time breakfast is not permitted to students is on two-hour
        delays days.

DEPARTURE

3:05    Students to homerooms. Announcements with students seated quietly

3:10    Call of Evening Call Sheet Students and town and early bus students by
        grade levels

3:15    Walkers dismissed

3:15    Late bus dismissed to the MP room or outside, pending weather
        conditions. When the students are in the MP room, they will sit at tables
        by bus numbers

Parents need to wait until 3:05 to pick up their children, and to notify the school
by 2:00, when possible, to have messages sent to their child(ren) on bus(going
home) changes. On early dismissal days – PLEASE wait until specified time of
dismissal to pick up your child. If you need them earlier – send a note to their
teacher that morning.



SCHOOL DAY

              7:15   First bus arrives – one teacher on duty

              7:25   2nd bus arrives

              7:45   All teachers and aides begin day

              7:55   Students enter instructional area

              8:05   Opening exercises – 8:10 instructional day begins

              11:05-11:40 1st Lunch Shift: Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd Grades

              11:45-12:20 2nd Lunch Shift: 3rd and 4th Grades /

              12:25-1:00    3rd Lunch Shift: 5th and 6th Grades

              3:05   Students report to homerooms for announcements

              3:10 Call Sheet, Early Buses dismissed

              3:15 Walkers & Late Bus dismissed

              3:55   Last late bus departs

BICYCLES

Children may ride their bicycles to school. Upon arrival at school, bicycles must
be placed in the bicycle rack and not removed until the end of the school day. To
safeguard against theft on school grounds, a lock should be provided. The
school will not be responsible for bicycles left unlocked.

CONCERNS AND COMPLAINTS

Parents should keep in mind that this school exists to serve its students in the
best manner possible. If there is any dissatisfaction, the principal should be
contacted at 257-1110. When the school staff or a staff member is the object of
a concern, a conference with that person will be arranged. Parents should be
willing to listen to all sides of a story as objectively as possible. This year you
have decided to learn more about your child’s school. How do you get about it?
Here are seven methods for getting to know your child’s school better:

   1)   Make an appointment to visit the school or class

   2)   Drop in to look around and talk with people

   3)   Call or write the teacher or principal

   4)   Talk with other parents and children about their experiences

   5)   Read the school board minutes in the newspaper

   6)   Read the school menu and activity calendar

   7)   Attend school events, especially open houses and PTO meetings

The more of these methods you use, the better and remember, the better you
know the school and teachers, the better job you can do as a key part of your
child’s education team.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

All students in the school will receive physical education according to the state
guidelines for time. The school requests students have gym shoes for physical
education. They may bring them and put them on before class if they so desire.
All students are expected to participate in Phys. Ed. If your child temporarily is
unable to participate, please notify the principal. If there is a permanent physical
disability, a note to that effect should be sent to the office from a physician.



HOMEWORK

Students are periodically assigned homework. Teachers have been asked to
limit this to 30 minutes per day. Parents should keep in mind that some children
do not work diligently in class and may be bringing work home to complete that
they may receive credit for the entire assignment. This is not considered
“homework assigned” as the majority of the class has finished at school. If your
child continually has much schoolwork to do at home, please call the child’s
teacher. If the problem persists, please notify the principal.

Set a regular time for homework: A good way to help build your child’s self-
esteem is to set a regular time for studying every day. Children, like adults, need
things they can count on. A regular study time helps them feel in control of their
lives. Helping your child develop a regular study habit can lead to success in
school – and a positive feeling about himself. As children get into the habit of
studying, they learn to use their time better.



TEACHER REPORTS TO PARENTS

Teachers will report to parents by way of parent-teacher conferences and
progress reports. Dates for progress reports and conferences are listed on the
Grant County School Calendar and the PES Monthly Menu/Activities Calendar.
Report Cards will be sent home at the completion of each nine week period.



PES GRADING POLICY

Here is the PES Grading Policy: (Adopted 8/26/93 )

             Report Card Grades are to be determined by this method in all
              grade levels 1-6
              Grades will be determined through objective, academic criteria
              including:
                   Quizzes
                   Daily work
                   Big Test (Chapter Test, End-of-book Test, Unit Test)
                   Pretest are considered practice and do not count as a grade
              Students must be given opportunity to improve grades through:
                   Projects
                   Extra Credit
                   Reports
                   Retest
             Beginning with the 2001/02 School Year, grades 1-8 will operate
              with a ten point grading scale: A=90-100%; B=80-89%; C=70-
              79%; D=60-69%; F=59% and below. Grades 9-12 will operate
              with the grading scare of: A=93-100%; B=93-92%; C=73-82%;
              D=63-72%; D=62% and below. In addition, + and – signs will be
              added to letter grades at all levels and figured into GPA’s at the
              secondary level.



TRY THESE TIPS TO HELP YOUR CHILD DO BETTER ON TESTS

       You may still have nightmares about having a test at school. But you can
       help your child do better on tests. Your child is responsible for taking the
      test, of course, but there are some things you can do. You can make sure
      your child:

                   Studies for several days (weeks) before the test. Real
                    learning takes time. Students who “cram” for a test do not
                    do as well as they would if they’d had more time to prepare.
                   Get a good night’s sleep. And see that your child eats a
                    good breakfast on the day of the exam. Rest, exercise and
                    good nutrition are especially important on test days, when
                    stress is high.
                   Read directions carefully. Emphasize that if they do not
                    understand what to do, they should ask the teacher.
                   Look quickly over the test when it is handed out. Once a
                    student knows the types of questions that are being asked,
                    and how many questions are included, it will be easier to
                    mark sure everything gets completed on time.
                   Doesn’t spend too much time on any one question. Help
                    your child understand that it is important to answer as many
                    questions as possible. One technique is to mark
                    unanswered questions and then return to them at the end, if
                    time permits.



RECESS

Policy 2510 mandates 315 minutes daily instruction for grades K-4; and 330
minutes for grades 5-8. Instructional time and academic achievement takes
precedence over recess.



LUNCH AND BREAKFAST PROGRAM

Lunch and breakfast programs are provided everyday unless there is a two-hour
delay – breakfast will not be served on days with delays. Prices are: Lunch
$1.35/full paid; .40/reduced; Breakfast $.85/full pay; $.30/reduced. Free meals
are provided for those who qualify. Milk can be purchases by students who bring
packed lunches. Milk is also provided to students who want more than one box.
The cost for milk is .25 per carton.

Applications for free & reduced meals are sent home at the opening of the school
year. If, any time, your financial situation changes, please notify the school as
soon as possible. A computer is used to keep records for billing students who
eat hot lunch and breakfasts. The cafeteria manager, Mrs. Brenda Meyers, will
bill you at the end of each month. Payment is due within five days, or meals will
no longer be charged. **Adult lunches are $3.50, if you would like to eat with
your child, the school needs to know in the morning of that day – you may call
the cafeteria at 257-4721 and let them know your child’s name and their teacher.
Breakfast for adults is $2.25.

STUDENT INSURANCE

Student insurance applications will be sent home at the beginning of the school
year. Purchase of insurance is optional. For those who purchased the insurance
and need to file a claim, the form may be obtained at the school. All claims must
be filed with the agent whose name appears on the form. The school is not the
agent.


LEAVING OF SCHOOL GROUNDS
Once students arrive at school, they are expected to stay on school grounds
during the school day. Parents who wish to pick up their children during the day
need to stop by the secretary’s desk when entering the school building. The
school would appreciate it if parents WOULD NOT take children out of school
during the instructional day, unless deemed absolutely necessary. Whenever
possible, appointments should be made prior to or after school hours.

LIBRARY
The school has an excellent library. Students are scheduled into the library at
least once a week. They are encouraged to borrow books for which they are
responsible. Damaged or lost books must be replaced by the student to whom
the book/s are checked out to..
You can make your child a good reader. Children improve their reading ability to
reading and reading some more. The US Department of Education has found
that children’s reading success depends upon how much time they spend
reading each day. That’s where your role as a parent is important. More than
half of all fifth graders say they spend only four minutes a day reading at home.
Those same kids, however, spend more than two hours watching TV. Research
shows that kids who spend as little as thirty minutes a day reading books,
magazines, and newspapers are more likely to become good readers. They are
more likely to read faster, score higher and do better in high school and college.
This week try keeping a chart of you and your child’s reading and TV time.
Afterwards, talk about what you’ve learned. Are you watching more TV than you
should? Are your kids reading less than they should? You might try a regular
family reading time every day. And remember, children love to have you read to
them. Let your child read to you too. The important thing is to spend time
reading.
TEXTBOOKS

Textbooks are provided free of charge to the students. If a book is lost or
damaged, the student to whom the book is assigned must replace the book. The
principal’s office has a list of all the book prices.


SCHOOL CLOSING

When weather conditions are bad, parents are encouraged to listen to radio
stations: WELD 101.7; WQWV 103.7; Cumberland 106.1 or 102.9; or Frostburg
105.3; or television station WHSV TV 3 or 7 Harrisonburg, VA to determine if
school is canceled or on a delay. When school is on a two-hour delay, no
breakfast will be served. Buses will run two later than their normal times. School
will begin two hours later than the regularly scheduled time. We encourage
parents to listen to the radio and TV when weather looks threatening during the
day. School closings are always broadcast. If weather looks bad when your
child leaves for school, PLEASE be sure they know what to do/where to go if
school should close early. In the case of small children, send a note with them
advising their teacher what they should do. Calling the school or having your
child call home to find out what to do ties up the phone lines and causes other
important messages not to be received. WE APPRECIATE YOUR
COOPERATION IN THIS MATTER.

CHILDREN GOING HOME WITH OTHER CHILDREN OR TO
ANOTHER LOCATION

To protect both families involved with unexpected guests, it is the school’s policy
that BOTH CHILDREN are to bring a note from their parents stating that it is okay
for one child to go home with the other child. This practice will prevent your child
from going home with someone without your knowledge, and also prevents a
child from bringing home an unexpected guest. Should your child have to leave
school for a destination other than home (to a relative, babysitter, etc) PLEASE
SEND A NOTE that will alert the teacher and bus driver of the change. At the
end of a busy day, it is very difficult to get phone messages with changes in
destination to the proper children.


PTO

We encourage parents to become involved in the Parent-Teacher Organization
of this school. Various fund raisers occur throughout the year – Fall Fest,
Pizza/Candle Sales, Trout Dinner….We appreciate your participation and
assistance. Many worthwhile projects have been funded by the PTO for the
school. All meetings will begin at 7:00. Look on the monthly activity calendar for
the date.

ADMINISTR ATION OF MEDICATION TO STUDENTS

Role of the School: The administration of medication to students is the primary
responsibility of the parent/guardian. Parents are encouraged to administer
medication to their children before and after school if at all possible.
Physician’s Order: No prescription medication shall be administered at school
except by written order with dosage instructions from the student’s physician.
The form entitled “Administration of Medication at School” must be completed
signed and returned to the school.
Prescription Medication Container: Prescription medication must be in the
original bottle labeled clearly and accurately by a pharmacist or physician. Only
one kind of medication may be included in a single bottle or container. Ask your
physician to write one prescription for dosage to be used at school, and one for
home usage.
Non-Prescription Medication: Non-prescription medication may be
administered upon the written directions of a parent/guardian. Non-prescription
medication must be sent to school in the manufacturer’s container labeled with
the student’s name. If there is any question about the dosage of medication the
child is to receive, it will not be given unless clarified.


PHONE CALLS

We will not interrupt classes to allow teachers to respond to phone calls. We will,
however, take your name and number so that the teacher can return your call.
Parents are requested to call teachers during their planning period. Students are
not to receive telephone calls – however, we will be happy to take messages to
them in cases of emergency.

FIRE DRILLS

Regular fire drills are conducted according to the guidelines set forth by the Fire
Marshal.


LOST AND FOUND

Articles of clothing, lunch boxes, books, etc., that are found outside or lying
around the building are placed in the multi-purpose room/cafeteria on the stage.
Children should always check there for misplaced items. Articles of value when
turned in are kept in the school safe. The school secretary/principal will assist
students in identifying these items.
BAND AND CHORUS
A band and chorus are both available for students in grades five and six.


NOTIFICATION OF AVAILABILITY OF MANAGEMENT PLAN
(ASBESTOS)

This is to inform all parents that the Grant County Board of Education (LEA) has
fulfilled the requirements of the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act
(AHERA) 40 CFR Part 763 in regards to the inspection of its building for
asbestos containing materials. A Management Plan has been developed by
accredited planners and is on file in the principal’s office. The document contains
information concerning asbestos containing materials identified to be present in
our school. If you have any questions concerning the content of this document,
please contact Grant County Facilities Director, Grant County Board of
Education, phone 257-1011.

NOTIFICATION OF AVAILABILITY OF INTEGRATED PEST
MANAGEMENT PLAN

This is to inform all staff, students, and parents that the Grant County Board of
Education has fulfilled the requirements of the Title 61 Legislative Rules for the
West Virginia Department of Agriculture Series 12J in regards to the inspection of
its buildings for am integrated pest management plan.
A management plan has been developed by accredited planners and is on file in
the principal’s office. This document contains information concerning the control
of insect, rodent, and plant pests that may be identified to be present in our
school.

As part of this plan the parent is entitled to request personal notification of any
application of pesticides in or around the school. If you desire such notification
contact the building principal or the Director of Facilities.

If you have any questions concerning the content of this document, please
contact the Director of Facilities as the Integrated Pest Manager, Grant County
Board of Education, phone 257-1011 ext 18.


FIVE WAYS YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE THIS SCHOOL YEAR
As a parent, you were your child’s first teacher. Now that your child is in school,
you still teach important lessons every day. When parents and schools work
together students do better.
Here are some suggestions on ways you can make a difference in your child’s
education. They don’t cost money. They don’t require training. All they need is
YOU.

             Read to your child every day. Long after children learn to read for
              themselves, they love this special time with Mom or Dad. Kids who
              are read to are the kids who want to read on their own.
             Join you school’s PTO. Everyone benefits when we work together.
             Volunteer – the more help parents give teachers, the more time
              teachers can spend with students. Work full time? There are still
              ways you can help. Ask your child’s teacher what you can do.
             Let your child know school is important. Ask about homework.
              Attend school events. Talk about how you use what you learned in
              school on your job.
             Recognize your child’s special gifts. Each child has special talents.
              Perhaps the most important thing you can do is to help your child
              see how he or she is special. That boosts confidence – and sets
              the stage for learning.
          


 IMPORTANT POLICIES
The following policies are on file in the principal’s office, and available for parents
at their request.
        Policy 4372         Student Rights & Responsibilities
        Policy 10-12        Student Code of Conduct
        Policy GCQB         Drug-Free Workplace
        Policy 10-16        Substance Abuse Policy
        Policy 10-2         Tobacco Control Policy
        Policy 10-17        Weapons Policy
        Policy 10-4         Attendance Policy
        Policy INDA         Fifteen Seconds of Silence Policy
        Policy 10-3         School Attendance Areas
        Policy 10-8         Student Assignment to Teacher Policy
        Policy 10-28        Administration of Medication to Students Policy


GUIDE TO GRANT COUNTY SCHOOLS ATTENDANCE POLICY
   A.   COMPULSORY SCHOOL ATTENDANCE: All children must attend
      school beginning with the school year in which the sixth birthday is
      reached prior to Sept 1st of each your, or upon enrolling in a publicly
      supported kindergarten program and continue to the sixteenth birthday or
      for as long as the student is enrolled after the sixteenth birthday. (SEE
      WV CODE 18-8-1 ; Attendance Policy 4110
   B. ABSENCES: For any absences, in any grade, a note from a doctor,
      dentist, clinic or parent verifying the reason must be sent to school on the
day the student returns. No notes will be accepted after ten school days
have passed from the date of the absence
 Excused Absences:
   1. Illness, injury, of a student when verified by a health care provider’s
      written statement. Specific dates must be given. Notes for
      absences are due on the day that the student returns. No notes will
      be accepted after three school days have passed from the date of
      the return from the absence.
   2. Illness of a student verified by a statement from the custodian
      parent/legal guardian not to exceed three (3) consecutive school
      days or ten (10) today days per school year. Verification from a
      health care provider is required if absences exceed three (3)
      consecutive school days.
   3. Health care appointments which cannot be scheduled outside the
      school day when the absence in writing by the health care provider.
   4. For medical absences due to illness of more than two weeks
      duration, the student must request homebound instruction by
      contacting the board of education office.
   5. If a student accumulates more than ten absences for illness (with a
      health care provider’s note), the school may require a letter of
      explanation from the health care provider.
   6. Up to five (5) days can be excused for an absence due to the
      illness or hospitalization of the infant child of an enrolled students.
      The student must present a health care provider’s statement to the
      principal or designee. In order to have the absence considered
      excused, the student parent must be the infant’s primary care
      provider.
   7. An absence will be counted as an excused absence for up to three
      days resulting from a death in the immediate family. Immediate
      family will include father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister,
      husband, wife, mother-in-law, father-in-law, step-parents or
      grandparents, uncle, aunt, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, niece,
      nephew, student’s child(ren) and any person with who the student
      may be living.
   8. An absence will be counted as excused when it is caused by court
      subpoena or with verification of the student being a party to the
      court action.
Unexcused Absences:
      1.     Absences not verified by a statement
      2.     Expulsion or out-of-school suspensions
      3.     Skipping
      4.     Absences due to bus suspensions or student missing the bus
IMPORTANT PHONE N UMBERS
                    PES                         257-1110
                    PES Fax                     257-9658
                    PES Kitchen                 257-4721
                    Grant Co Board Office       257-1011
                          Superintendent                      Ext 15
                          Sp. Ed.                             Ext 20
                          Personnel                           Ext 13
                          Finance                             Ext 10
                          Attendance                          Ext 17
                          Facilities                          Ext 18
                          Curriculum                          Ext 17
                          Nurse                               Ext 16
                          Transportation                      Ext 24
                          Food Service                        Ext 19
                          Schools-to-Work/                    Ext 17
                          Testing                             Ext 17



STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT
Purpose:
The West Virginia Board of Education recognizes the need for students,
teachers, administrators, and other school personnel to have a nurturing and
orderly, safe, and stimulating educational environment. The purpose of these
regulations is to provide West Virginia School districts with a policy of student
conduct that will ensure an orderly and safe environment that is conducive to
learning. These regulations also require that West Virginia’s public schools
respond immediately and consistently to incidents of harassment, intimidation,
bullying, substance abuse and/or violence or other Student Code of Conduct
violations in a manner that effectively deters future incidents and affirms respect
for individuals. These regulations require county boards to design and
implement prevention and response programs, to outline investigatory and
reporting procedures, and to delineate penalties for violations of this policy. The
West Virginia Board of Education believes further that public schools should
undertake proactive, preventive approaches to ensure a nurturing and orderly
and safe school environment that fosters learning and personal-social
development. Public schools must create, encourage, and maintain a safe, drug-
free, and fear-free school environment in the classroom, on the playground, and
at school sponsored activities. Assuring such as educational environment
requires a comprehensive program supported by everyone in the school
organization, as well as parents/guardians, and the community. Any form of
harassment, intimidation, bullying, substance abuse, violence or other policy
violation is unacceptable in West Virginia schools.
Student Code of Conduct:

              All students enrolled in West Virginia public schools shall behave in
               a manner that promotes a school environment that is nurturing,
               orderly, safe, and conducive to learning and personal-social
               development.
              Students will help create an atmosphere free from bullying,
               intimidation and harassment.
              Student will demonstrate honesty and trustworthiness.
              Students will treat others with respect, deal peacefully with anger,
               use good manners and be considerate of the feelings of others.
              Students will demonstrate fairness, play by the rules and will not
               take advantage of others.
              Students will demonstrate compassion and caring.
              Students will demonstrate good citizenship by obeying laws and
               rules, respecting authority, and by cooperating with others.

                      Parent’s Right to Know Notification

W e t ry ve r y h a rd at P E S t o e n su re t ha t e ve ry t e a ch e r on o u r staf f
m e et s t he “h igh ly qu a lif ie d ” st a nd a rd. A s a p a ren t of a st u d en t in
G ra n t Cou n t y S ch oo ls, yo u h a ve t he righ t t o kno w t h e p rof e ssion a l
qu a lif ica t ion s of t he cla ssro om te a che rs wh o in st ru ct yo u r ch ild .
Fe d e ra l la w a llo ws yo u t o a sk f o r ce rta in inf o rm a t io n a bo u t yo u r
ch ild ’s cla ssro om te a che rs a nd re qu ire s u s to give yo u t h is
in f o rma t io n in a t im e ly m an n e r if you a sk f o r it . Sp e cif ica lly, yo u
h a ve t h e righ t t o ask f o r t he f o llo win g in f o rm a t ion ab out e a ch of
yo u r ch ild ’s cla ssro o m t ea ch e rs:

      W heth e r th e W est V irgin ia De p a rt men t of E du ca t ion has
       lice n se d o r qu a lif ie d th e te a ch e r f o r t h e gra d e s a nd sub je ct s
       h e o r sh e te a ch e s.
      W heth e r th e W est V irgin ia De p a rt men t of E du ca t ion has
       d e cid ed t ha t t h e t ea ch e r can te a ch in a cla ssro om wit h ou t
       b e in g lice n sed o r qu a lif ie d u nd e r stat e re gu la t ion s be ca u se
       of spe cia l circu m sta n ce s.
      T he t ea che r’s co lle ge m a jo r; wh e t h er t h e te a che r h a s a n y
       a d va n ce d d e gre e s a n d , if so , t he sub je ct of t he de gre e s.
      W heth e r a n y t e a che rs’ a id e s o r sim il a r p a rap rof e ssion als
       p ro vid e se rvice s t o yo u r ch ild an d , if t h e y d o , t he ir
       qu a lif ica t ion s.

I f you w oul d l ik e to re c e i ve a n y o f thi s i nforma ti on, pl e a se ca l l
G r a nt Count y S c hool s P e rs onne l Dire c tor a t 25 7 -10 11 e x t. 2 4 .

								
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