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					        2011 – 2012
        PILLAGER
MIDDLE SCHOOL/HIGH SCHOOL
    STUDENT HANDBOOK




     323 East 2nd St. South
      Pillager, MN 56473
     Office: 218-746-2113
      Fax: 218-746-3406
    www.pillager.k12.mn.us
                     FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF……

I arrive at school after 1st period has started….
      Please report to the office to obtain a pass to class. Make sure that your parent/
      guardian has phoned the office or sent a signed note prior to your arrival to
      excuse your absence.

I am tardy to any one of my classes….
      Please report to your class as quickly as possible. If a staff member detains you and that causes
      you to be tardy to class, you should ask that staff member to write you out a pass to class.

I return to school after being absent….
      Your parent/guardian is to call the office as early as possible on the day you are
      absent or send a note with you immediately following an absence. Failure to follow this procedure
      may result in an unexcused absence. Remember, it is your responsibility to get make-up work
      and complete it.

I know I am going to be missing school….
      Please have your parent/guardian contact the office well in advance of the absence to let the school
      know you are going to be absent. Remember, it is your responsibility to get make-up work and
      complete it.

I lose or find something valuable….
      You should report it to the office as soon as possible.

I have something stolen from me….
      You should report it to the Dean of Students or Principal as soon as possible. Although the school
      is not responsible for any item missing or stolen from your locker, the office personnel will look
      into it.

I feel sick or injure myself during school….
      You must report to class first to get a pass from your teacher then proceed to the nurse’s office.
      The nurse will visit with you and call home if necessary. You will be unexcused if you call home
      from a classroom or cell phone.




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         FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS CONTINUED
I move to a different address and/or my parent(s)/guardian(s) change jobs and telephone
numbers where they can be reached during the day….
     You should report any changes in information to the office as soon as possible.

I have a note to leave the building during the day….
     Stop into the office for an admit slip by 8:20 am. Students leaving the building with-out signing out
     may be counted as unexcused. If you are going to the doctor or dentist, you may have to bring a
     doctor/dentist note back to be excused.

I am sick and need assignments….
     It is your sole responsibility to get the notes and assignments that you miss. Parents/guardians may
     request make-up work after two consecutive days absent. Please call the school by 8:30 am in order
     to allow teacher preparation. Make-up work will be ready for pick-up after 3:00 pm.

I want to bring a friend/relative to school….
     All visitors need to be pre-approved by the principal at least 24 hours in advance. Visitors should be
     visiting for educational purposes only.
I am wondering if school is late or closed due to bad weather….
     Please check your local radio and tv stations. You can also check our website after
     6:30 a.m. at www.pillager.k12.mn.us and an Alert Now message will be sent out.

I receive an In School Suspension (ISS) letter….
     You have two (2) days to return the letter to the Dean of Students with parent/guardian signature
     explaining the absence. Phone calls will not be accepted.




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                                 TABLE OF CONTENTS
Absences                         14      Honor Roll                       43
Academic Eligibility             11      Immunizations                    49
Academics                        44-45   Important School Numbers         5
Activity Participation Fees      11      Insurance                        48
Admission Fees                   11      Internet Agreement               55
Administering Medications        50-51   Lockers/Personal Possessions     48
Annual Notification of Rights    10      Lost and Found                   48
Appeal                           15      Media Center Policy              54
Attendance Proc. & Reg.          13      Message from the Principal       6
Behavior Intervention Program    16      National Honor Society           49
Breakfast/Lunch Program          18      Notice of Nondiscrimination      52
Bullying                         24      Nurse                            49-50
Bus Transportation               19      Pillager School Board            5
College Entrance Requirements    46-47   Post Secondary Education         45
Contact Information              52      Reward Day Eligibility           12
Credits                          46      Royalty                          19
Daily Class Schedule             8       Rules of Behavior                20-23
Dances/Prom                      19      Rules of Ineligibility           12
Detention/In School Suspension   15      Safety                           52
Discipline                       20      School Activity Transportation   54
Dress/Personal Appearance        18      School Board Policies            52
Drug & Chemical Free Policy      36-42   School Calendar                  9
Emergency Drills                 42      School Personnel Phone #’s       5-6
Emergency School Closing         43      State Testing                    45
Expulsion                        17      Strategic Intent                 7
Frequently Asked Questions       2-3     Student Council                  53
Grading Scale                    43      Student Schedules                52
Graduation Requirements          43      Tardy Policy                     15-16
Guidance Counselor Service       45      Telephone Messages/
                                         Electronic Devices               53-54
Halls                            47      Textbooks                        54
Harassment & Violence            35-32   Truancy                          17
Hazing                           33-36   Weapons                          24




                    IMPORTANT SCHOOL PHONE NUMBERS



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       Superintendent - Chuck Arns                       746-2100
       Principal - Scott Doss                            746-2112
       Activities Director - Shannon Hunstad             746-2115
       K-12 Dean of Students - Josh Smith                746-2117
       Guidance Counselor - Sue Turner                   746-2116
       School Nurse - Jessica Nylund                     746-2114
       District Office – Lori Blumke                     746-3772
       Middle/High School Office – Danelle Bybee         746-2113
       Community Ed. Coor. - Sue Van Hal                 746-2105


            PILLAGER SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION
Chairman                          Mr. Donald Gaalswyk    746-3515
Vice Chairman                     Mr. Shawn Hunstad      828-4268
Secretary/Clerk                   Mrs. Margaret Knebel   828-4032
Board Member                      Mr. Scott Eastman      746-3537
Board Member                      Mr. Scott Mudgett      828-1528
Board Member                      Mrs. Sara Nagel        746-4478


           MIDDLE SCHOOL/HIGH SCHOOL PERSONNEL
Superintendent                    Chuck Arns             746-2100
Principal                         Scott Doss             746-2112
Principal’s Secretary             Danelle Bybee          746-2113
Receptionist                      Kelly Hughes           746-3557
Activities Director               Shannon Hunstad        746-2115
Dean of Students K-12             Josh Smith             746-2117
Guidance Counselor                Sue Turner             746-2116
Art                               Daniel Devine          746-2166
Business Education                Ann Hutchison          746-2164
Day Treatment                     Bethany Nordby         746-2147
Industrial Tech.                  Mark Almen             746-2167
Language Arts                     Barb McLean            746-2160
Language Arts                     Ryan Ihrke             746-2158
Language Arts                     Tracee Colgrove        746-2153
Mathematics                       Jessica Devine         746-2151
Mathematics                       Karen Millette         746-2184
Mathematics                       Mike Pettit            746-2108
Mathematics                       Jacob Mehr             746-2157




MIDDLE SCHOOL/HIGH SCHOOL PERSONNEL CONTINUED


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Media                           Mark Sandin                      746-2127
Music                           Rob Freelove                     746-2170
Music                           Adam Tervola Hultberg            746-2173
Nurse                           Jessica Nylund                   746-2114
Physical Ed. /Health            Kim Lund                         746-2169
Physical Ed. /Health            Shannon Hunstad                  746-2115
Physical Ed. /Health            Jason Borgstrom                  746-2168
Reading                         Roxanne Cibuzar                  746-2182
Science                         Gary Fredman                     746-2161
Science                         Karl Kaufmann                    746-2162
Science                         Ryan Saulsbury                   746-2163
Science                         Beth Streit                      746-2144
Social Studies                  Jim Bentson/Brent Clemenson      746-2174
Social Studies                  Chris Berent                     746-2155
Social Studies                  Gabrielle Schmidt                746-2156
Social Studies                  Wade Mortenson                   746-2152
Social Studies/Eng.             Lynn Enberg                      746-2154
Sp. Ed. - LD                    Lynne Bordwell                   746-2175
Sp. Ed. – ASD/DCD               Jenny Wise                       746-2165
Sp. Ed.-LD/MMMI                 Gina Taylor/Jamie Zauhar         746-2141
Special Ed.-EBD                 Suzanne McKibbon                 746-2150
Sp. Ed. – DCD/ASD               Melissa Bouc                     746-2183
Spanish                         Militza Rivera                   746-2196


                 MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

As we move into another year of school and more changes, I want to thank you for
being the best student body anywhere. It is a privilege to be a part of a great
school with great students and staff. I want to encourage you to embrace the
changes that come your way this year and allow them to make you a better student
along the way. The addition of 10 College In School classes and the “R and R”
period (Recreation and Remediation) over lunch will provide more opportunities
for you to be challenged and meet the standards that are set before you by the State
of Minnesota. Continue to lean on those adults around you for direction and
support as you navigate the upcoming school year. Stretch yourself and get out of
your comfort zone. There is where you will find growth! Again, thanks for being
a great student body and making Pillager the school anywhere.




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                               STRATEGIC INTENT
The strategic intent at Pillager Public School is to create an environment that provides top
quality educational opportunities for all learners through staff enrichment and community
involvement.
      Celebrate and communicate success
      Provide a safe environment
      Board leadership-Uncompromising ethics, trust, team
      Expand and improve curriculum offerings
      Prepare students for workforce
      Increase early childhood program
      Increase support of staff development
      Increase staff ownership and morale
      Staff accountability through evaluations
      Improve test scores
      Increase student enrollment
      Decrease student enrollment out of the district
      Maintain small class sizes
      Promote good sportsmanship
      Balance Fine Arts and athletics
      Promote Community Education growth
      Build and support K-12 athletics programs
      Improve parental involvement
      Improve volunteer system
      Improve communication inside and outside of this facility




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   DAILY CLASS SCHEDULE
Period 1              8:25-9:20

Period 2              9:25-10:20

Period 3              10:25-11:20

Period 4              11:25-12:15

       MIDDLE SCHOOL
       LUNCH   12:15 – 12:47
       R&R     12:47 – 1:14

       HIGH SCHOOL
       R&R         12:20 – 12:47
       LUNCH       12:47 – 1:19

Period 5              1:19-2:14

Period 6              2:19-3:14




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         2011 – 2012 SCHOOL CALENDAR
Labor Day                         September 5 (No School)
Classes Begin                     September 6
Education Minnesota (MEA)         October 20 & 21 (No School)

Teacher In-Service                October 24 (No School)
Quarter 1 Ends                    November 4 (41 Days)
Parent/Teacher Conferences        November 10 1-8 p.m.
                                  (Students dismissed at 12:45)
Thanksgiving                      November 24 & 25 (No School)
Winter Break                      December 23 – January 2 (No School)

Early Out                         January 12
                                  (Students dismissed at 12:45)
Quarter II/Semester I Ends        January 20 (46/87 Days)
Teacher In-Service                January 23 (No School)
President’s Day                   February 20 (No School)
Early Out                         March 1
                                  (Students dismissed at 12:45)
Spring Break                      March 12 – 16 (No School)
Parent/Teacher Conferences        March 29 1-8 p.m.
                                  (Students dismissed at 12:45pm)
Quarter III Ends                  March 30 (43 Days)
Easter Break                      April 6-9 (No School)
Teacher In-Service                April 9 (No School)
Baccalaureate                     May 23 7:00 p.m.
Graduation                        May 25 7:00 p.m.
Memorial Day                      May 28 (No School)
Quarter IV/Semester II Ends       June 1 (42/85 Days) Last student day
Teacher In-Service                June 4 (No School)




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                   ANNUAL NOTIFICATION OF RIGHTS
“Directory information” means information contained in an education record of a student
which would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed.
It includes, but is not limited to: student’s name, address, telephone listing, electronic
mail address, photograph, date and place of birth, major field of study, dates of
attendance, grade level, enrollment status (i.e. full-time or part-time), participation in
officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic
teams, degrees, honors and awards received and the most recent educational agency or
institution attended. It also includes the name, address and telephone number of the
student’s parent(s). Directory information does not include personally identifiable data,
which references religion, race, color, social position or nationality.
[NOTE: This definition is intended to enumerate all information, which may be
classified as directory information under state and federal law. A school district may
choose not to designate some or all of the enumerated information as directory
information. This is an important policy decision for the local school board, which must
balance student privacy rights against public disclosure.]

CONTENTS OF NOTICE
The school district shall give parents of students currently in attendance and eligible
students currently in attendance annual notice by such means as are reasonably likely to
inform the parents and eligible students of the following:
       1. That the parent or eligible student has a right to inspect and review the
          student’s education records and the procedure for inspecting and reviewing
          education records;
       2. That the parent or eligible student has a right to seek amendment of the
          student’s education records to ensure that those records are not inaccurate,
          misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy or other rights
          and the procedure for requesting amendment of record;
       3. That the parent of eligible student has a right to consent to disclosures of
          personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education
          records, except to the extent that federal and state law and the regulations
          promulgated thereunder authorize disclosure without consent;
       4. That the parent of eligible student has a right to file a complaint with the U.S.
          Department of Education regarding an alleged failure by the school district to
          comply with the requirements of 20 U.S.C. § 1232g, and the rules
          promulgated thereunder;
       5. The criteria for determining who constitutes a school official and what
          constitutes a school official and what constitutes a legitimate educational
          interest for purposes of disclosing education records to other school officials
          whom the school district has determined to have legitimate educational
          interests; and
       6. That the school district forwards education records on request to a school in
          which a student seeks or intends to enroll including suspension and expulsion
          records pursuant to the federal No Child Left Behind Act and, if applicable, a
          student’s history of violent behavior.




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                  ACTIVITY PARTICIPATION FEES
A fee of $40.00 will be charged for each sport in grades 7 & 8. (Same fee applies to
6th grade students that move up to the Junior High level.)
A fee of $55.00 will be charged for each sport in grades 9 – 12.
A maximum of $165.00 will be set per family each year.
Activity fees and all paperwork is due before practice begins. Students that do not
comply will not be allowed to participate. Fees will be reimbursed if a student
decides not to participate prior to the first scheduled game or event of the season.
The fees and paperwork apply to after-school MSHSL activities. Activity fees
include a free student activity pass. If you submit all paperwork w/fee for winter &
spring sports, you will receive your activity pass for the year. Co-ops with Brainerd
will not follow Pillager activity participation fees. See activities handbook for
athletic programs.

        ADMISSION FEES TO PHS SPONSORED EVENTS
           Pre-K                                   Free
           Student K – 12                          $3.00
           Adults                                  $5.00
           Over 65                                 Free
           Student activity pass                   $15.00
           Adult activity pass                     $40.00
           Family limit                            $100.00

       GRADES 7 -12 ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY POLICY
Four times during the school year we evaluate student academic performance and
report them to students and parents/guardians. A student will be ineligible for extra-
curricular activities if he/she fails one or more classes. Incompletes may be made up
for immediate participation. Ineligible students must get a form from the Activities
Director and have the teacher sign off to regain eligibility. Student ineligibility from
4th quarter will carry over to 1st quarter of the following year. The ineligibility is for
games only at the beginning of the school year and does not include pre-season
conditioning.
   Evaluation Dates                Ineligibility Begins            Academic Report
   November 4                      November 11                     1st Quarter Report Card
   January 20                      January 27                      2nd Quarter Report Card
   March 30                        April 6                         3rd Quarter Report Card
   June 1                          *Fall of 2012                   4th Quarter Report Card

*Students competing in fall activities after the end of the school year will be held
responsible according to eligibility requirements. Ineligibility begins June 8.




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                      REWARD DAY ELIGIBILITY
Only students who have met the behavioral, attendance, and grade requirements will
be offered this opportunity. This is our way of saying THANKS for consistently
modeling good behaviors, good attendance, and maintaining passing grades. Students
will be ineligible if they have:
   1.   More than 2 unexcused tardies from the beginning of the quarter
   2.   Any unexcused absences from the beginning of the quarter
   3.   Failing grades in any classes as of the beginning/end of Semester
   4.   Any non-tardy referrals up until leave time (at the office discretion)
*Students that don’t qualify are expected to be in attendance all day or it will
result in an unexcused absence unless accompanied by a doctor’s note.

                       RULES OF INELIGIBILITY
One failing grade: Ineligible for five activity days of play. Student may practice.
Grade must be passing at the end of five days. If grade is not passing, it will be
reviewed again after an additional 5 days. For fall sports only, the five activity days
will be counted from the first scheduled game of the fall sports season.
Two or more failing grades: Ineligible for 10 activity days of play or practice.
Grades must be passing at the end of 10 days in order to be eligible. If grades are not
passing, they will be reviewed again after an additional 5 days. For fall sports only,
the student may practice, but may not play until the 10 activity days have been
served, starting from the first scheduled game of the fall sports season.
Incompletes: May be eligible as soon as the incomplete is made up.
Out-of-town events: Students with two or more failing grades are NOT allowed to
travel on the team bus.
Concert eligibility: Students in band and/or choir will be eligible to perform in
concerts even though they may have received an “F” or an “I” in any class. They will
not be eligible for MSHSL sponsored contests or pep band if they are extra-curricular
in nature.
A student receiving an incomplete has 10 days from the end of the marking period to
turn in all work. After 10 days, the appropriate grade will be assigned.
Students in ISS may not be allowed to participate in their sport/concert at the next
scheduled event.
Students caught cheating will be given a zero for the assigned work and parents will
be contacted.




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         ATTENDANCE PROCEDURES/REGULATIONS
If your student is going to be absent, please call and inform the high school office at
746-2113 prior to 8:25 a.m. Admit slips, passes to leave the building, and other
attendance related items are to be completed from 8:00 a.m. to 8:25 a.m. in the
main office. The absence will be considered unexcused until contact has been made
with the parent/guardian.
   Students who reach eight (8) absences during a semester will be required to make
    up any subsequent absences before or after school with the classroom teacher or
    they may not receive credit for that class. Time missed will be made up on a 1:1
    basis and the student will have five (5) days beyond the semester to make up the
    time before loss of credit. Absences that are medical in nature (accompanied by a
    doctor’s note), school related, court appearances, etc. will not be counted toward
    the students’ total absences. In addition, extended absences in excess of three (3)
    days due to medical issues (accompanied by documentation from a physician) or
    family vacations will be counted as one day.
   Student must present the admit slip to the teacher upon arrival at the classroom.
   The teacher will indicate to the student their make-up work upon seeing the admit
    slip.
   Students will have the number of days absent plus one day to complete make-up
    work. (Ex. Two days gone. Three days to make up.)
   Students are solely responsible to find out what make-up work is due.
    Parents, students or guardians may request make-up work after two consecutive
    days absent. Please call the school at 746-2113 by 8:30 a.m. in order to allow for
    teacher preparation and gathering of all work. Make-up work will be ready for
    pick-up after 3:00 p.m. Students may earn up to 100% credit for make-up work
    from an excused absence and up to 80% due to an unexcused absence. This is at
    the teacher’s discretion. Absences due to a school activity are treated the same as
    any other excused absence.
   Students becoming ill during the school day MUST report to their respective class
    and get a pass from their teacher to the nurse’s office. A telephone call may be
    made to the parent/guardian informing them that their child is ill and asking
    permission to send them home. Students not following this procedure may be
    unexcused.
   Students are required to be in attendance for the full school day to participate,
    practice, or be in a public performance of a school activity on that day. This
    requirement will be waived for students who have received an excused, pre-
    arranged absence from school.




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                               EXCUSED ABSENCES
Excused absences may be, but not limited to, the following:

Illness or serious illness in the student’s immediate family:   A doctor’s excuse may be
required for excessive illness lasting more than three days.

Death or funeral in the student’s immediate family or of a close friend or relative.

Family Emergency: A family emergency such as death, fire, flood, storm, etc. that
requires the student’s presence at home.
Vacations: Family trips are normally excused if the trip is with parents or guardians.
Prior approval from the administration and an advanced make-up slip is required to
receive credit. The student’s attendance and school performance will be considered in
determining if absence will be excused.
College visitation: Up to two (2) visits per year during Junior and Senior year of school.
Medical, dental, orthodontic treatment, counseling appointments or ongoing treatment
for a mental health diagnosis: Parents are urged to make dental and doctor
appointments and other prearranged absences for their children outside of the
school day if possible. If it is necessary to schedule appointments during the school
day, it is recommended that the arrangements be made at least two days in advance
of the appointment. Students who miss school for appointments may be required to
bring a signed excuse from the attending health care professional or dentist.

Court appearances and/or school activities: Exempted
Religious instruction: Not to exceed three hours in any week.

Removal of a student pursuant to a suspension.

Active duty in any military branch of the United States.
Student’s who receive an in school suspension (ISS) letter have two (2) days to return the
letter to the Dean of Students with a parent/guardian signature and note explaining the
absence. This is the only excuse that will be accepted, no phone calls. If students don’t
turn in their form by noon the day prior to the assigned ISS, they will serve ISS.
Unexcused absences are absences not excused by school. Credit may not be given for
work missed. The school makes final determination on whether an absence is excused or
not.




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                                          APPEAL
Students and/or parents/guardians wishing to make an appeal toward an unexcused
absence may contact the High School office. Students, parents/guardians have 10 school
days from the date of the recorded absence to initiate the appeal process.

                  DETENTION/IN SCHOOL SUSPENSION
Teachers have the right to assign detention. Students not serving detention with the
teacher will be referred to the office. In School Suspension (ISS) or Behavior
Intervention Program (BIP) may be assigned to students who fail to serve with teacher
assigning the detention, within the required time frame. Detention is Monday through
Thursday from 3:20 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.
ISS is a self contained program within Pillager School that focuses on removing students
from the classroom for inappropriate behaviors while continuing to provide educational
services at all times. The program is supervised at all times and students are there to get
their school work done. Upon returning to class after serving their ISS, the student
should be caught up with all course work and be able to successfully transition back in to
the classroom. Students that do not abide by all ISS room rules may be placed on OSS
(Out of School Suspension).

                                       TARDINESS
Tardiness is an extremely negative habit because it is harmful to the teaching/learning
process. Tardiness interrupts the progress of the entire class each time it occurs and
results in a loss of instructional time. Students must be on time to school and all classes.
Students coming to school more than five minutes late must report to the office for a
pass. Non-school related transportation problems will be unexcused. Tardies will be
reported to the office hourly by the classroom teachers. An up-to-date list will be tracked
daily to ensure punctuality to class. No students will be allowed into class without a pass.
The following penalties are quarterly. Tardies start over at the beginning of each quarter.
However, any penalties not served at quarter’s end will be carried over and grades will be
held until the infractions are served, including ISS.
          1st Tardy = Warning.
          2nd Tardy = One hour detention – Students must arrange with detention coordinator
           the time to serve detention. Detentions must be served within two school days.
           Failure to serve 1 hour detention will result in ½ day ISS plus BIP. Participation in
           extra-curricular competitions is not permitted until all detentions are served.
          3rd Tardy = Tardy intervention session and ISS (3 periods).
          4th Tardy = ISS-full session (6 periods).
          5th Tardy = BIP (Behavior Intervention Program) and a full day of ISS.
          6th Tardy and more = Consequence may include: All day ISS, work detail, BIP, and OSS.

The Tardy Intervention Program (TIP) promotes an understanding to students that they
will be held accountable for decisions they make not to attend and/or be punctual to class.
This program will educate the students on the impacts these choices may have on their
future standing in this educational establishment and the opportunities they may have in
the future and throughout their lives.




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                       BIP-Behavior Intervention Program
The vision of the BIP program is to extend the educational process from the classroom
into a clearly defined discipline policy for all students. The BIP program provides the
often overlooked basis of all education to help students resolve conflicts. It is when
students are able to start resolving conflicts that they can stop the ongoing and excessive
behavioral problems and thus achieve success in the classroom. This overall approach to
student behaviors is proactive in nature rather than reactive. By educating students to
take accountability for their actions and develop an approach to best gain success in the
classroom as well as away from school. This program will have many long term benefits.
There are a few basic “keys to success” that are vital for this program to be effective.
They are:
   1. Take accountability for your actions.
   2. Positive communication with parents and students. The program is geared to
      allow a student to access the program only three times in a year. Upon the fourth
      time, an automatic ten day out-of-school suspension may be put into place with
      the option of having that reduced to five days if the student and parents/guardians
      participate in a Family Outreach session with a professional counselor or social
      worker. If a student is placed in BIP more than four times it is again a ten-day
      suspension and an alternative placement for this student will be explored.
   3. Resolve the situation through active staff supervision.
   4. Understand students have an opportunity to be successful.
   5. Use of parents to our advantage with immediate action and follow through.

The overall premise of this program is to get the students into a behavioral program that
looks to change the behaviors and is not all punitive in nature. They will have to
successfully complete an educational piece that deals with the behaviors that got them
placed in BIP. There will be a 10-15 point checklist that each student will have to
complete before they can leave the program. Upon successful completion of the
program, a plan of action will go home with the student outlining what they have done in
BIP and this plan must then be returned to school with a parent/guardian signature before
3:00 p.m. the following day.




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                                       TRUANCY
Truancy is being absent from school or class without a school approved excuse. Truancy
is per class session. In the case of any truancy, the school may file a truancy report to the
county attorney’s office upon it becoming a legal issue. The consequences for truancy
are as follows:
              1st offense:    ISS and parent notification. Every period truant equals 3
               periods of ISS.
              2nd offense: BIP program, parent conference and ISS.
              3rd offense: One day ISS, parent conference, notification to Truancy
               Officer & BIP.
              4th offense:    Two days ISS, parent conference, notification to Truancy
               Officer, BIP, and determination of an alternative education program at
               schools discretion.
              5th offense:    Court reported as mandated by state law.

All students, including PSEO students will be held accountable to all school policies.
As a general rule, children must attend school from the time they are enrolled in
kindergarten until they are 18 years old.
Any student between the ages of 16 and 18 who wants to withdraw from school must:
   1. Attend a meeting with school personnel to discuss the educational opportunities
      available to the student.
   2. Have a signed, written letter of “Election to withdraw from school” from parent or
      legal guardian.

Once a child who is under the age of seven is enrolled in kindergarten or a higher grade
in a public school, the pupil is subject to compulsory attendance law unless the School
Board has policy which exempts children under the age from the law.
The law presumes that children, who are under the age of 17 and have not withdrawn, are
truant if they miss seven or more days without a lawful excuse. The seven days do not
have to be consecutive. Children that are in middle school, junior high or senior high are
considered truant if they miss either the full day or any part of the day without a lawful
excuse. In order to be considered truant, the child must intend to miss school. Children
who “didn’t feel like coming to school”, missed the bus, or overslept, are not lawful
excuses and would be considered truant.

                                     EXPULSION
Expulsion means, School Board action to prohibit an enrolled pupil from further
attendance for up to 12 months from the date the pupil is expelled.




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                   BREAKFAST AND LUNCH PROGRAM
Students wishing to have breakfast at school should go directly to the cafeteria. Students
must be to class on time. Pillager School has a closed noon hour. All students are
required to be in the cafeteria or designated areas during their lunch period. The parking
lot and downtown are off limits.
All food and beverage must be kept and consumed in the lunch room only. Lunch
options are: Salad bar, Domino’s pizza once a week for $2.00 per slice, students may
bring their own sack lunch, eat hot lunch or purchase from the vending machines. No
outside beverages may be brought into school (e.g. Energy Drinks, pop, tea, etc.).
Students may be asked to discard them. Hot lunch prices are as follows:
Breakfast              $1.50 Student           $2.25 Adult            Extra Milk      $.40
Lunch                  $2.05 Student           $3.25 Adult

To obtain a free or reduced breakfast/lunch application, please contact the district office
at 746-3772.

                     DRESS & PERSONAL APPEARANCE
Good judgment should be used in dress for school. Attire should not create a danger to
health, safety, or cause disruption. Inappropriate dress, as determined by community
standards or staff, will be handled on an individual basis. No clothing may be worn that
is revealing, sexually suggestive, vulgar, offensive, or that displays or advertises sex,
drugs, alcohol, or tobacco. No holes in pants or skirts that expose skin above the knees.
Objectionable emblems, signs, words, objects, or pictures on clothing communicating a
message that is racist, sexist, or otherwise derogatory or which denotes gang membership
or approves, advances or provokes any form of religious, racial or sexual harassment
and/or violence against individuals, is prohibited. Students will be directed to make
modifications or will be sent home for the day. Skirts and shorts must extend beyond the
fingertips when arms are extended downward. No shirts with the midriff exposed are
allowed and no spaghetti-strap type shirts are allowed. Coat/jackets may be worn in the
classroom at the teacher’s discretion. Students are expected to “suit-up” for gym class.
Everyone using the gym should wear non-marking sole gym shoes. It is not the intention
of this policy to abridge the rights of student to express political, religious, philosophical
or similar opinions by wearing apparel with messages. Hats and hoods may not be worn
in the building during the school day. Articles of clothing that include chains, straps,
studs and/or large buckles are not acceptable as they may be used as a weapon. All
decisions are subjective in nature and may be implemented on an individual basis.
Moreas of school and community are expected to be upheld. Students that do not meet
dress expectations will be asked to change or may be sent home. If in doubt, DON”T
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                                    DANCES/PROM
All school rules and regulations apply. An invited guest may be a non-Pillager student
with prior approval form completed. Forms are available in the main office. Guest’s
must be no older than 20 years of age. Any non-Pillager student attending a dance or
school function may be required to provide a photo ID prior to attending. Freshman and
sophomores may attend prom if invited by a Junior or Senior from Pillager school. Any
student who leaves a school-sponsored dance is not allowed to return. Students with
more than one discipline referral, other than tardies, will not be allowed to attend school
dances.

                                        ROYALTY
Students cannot be crowned twice in the same school year. (i.e. Homecoming & Sno-
Daze)

                              BUS TRANSPORTATION
All bus transportation to and from Pillager School is provided by Fornshell Bus Service.
Changes in transportation of a student need to be communicated through the bus
contractor Eric Fornshell at 218-746-3770. Questions or concerns regarding behavioral
or safety issues need to be addressed through the bus contractor. Bus transportation is a
privilege, not a right. Students need to be at the bus stop 5 minutes before their
scheduled pickup time. Bus safety regulations are enforced according to school policy
and state law and include the bus stop. Buses are equipped with videotape equipment.
All students in grades six through ten are required by law to pass a bus safety competency
course and exam.

Bus rules include:
       Follow directions of the bus driver.
       Sit in your seat facing forward.
       Talk quietly and use appropriate language.
       Keep all parts of your body inside the bus.
       Keep your arms, legs and belongings to yourself.
       No fighting, harassment, intimidation or horseplay.
       Do not throw any object.
       No use of alcoholic beverage, tobacco or drugs.
       Do not bring any weapon or dangerous objects on the school bus.
       Do not damage the school bus.

Minimum consequences include, but are not limited to the following:
       1st offense:    Warning and driver notification to parent/guardian.
       2nd offense:    2 day suspension from riding the bus.
       3rd offense:    5 day suspension from riding the bus.
       4th offense:    10 day suspension from riding the bus and a parent meeting.

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                                      DISCIPLINE
Students must live within certain guidelines, which are set up to protect the rights of all.
Anyone who detracts or prevents others from their right to education in a positive
environment will be disciplined and necessary steps will be taken to correct the problem.
Each student is responsible and accountable for his/her own actions. All discipline is
handled on an individual basis. This includes conferences, isolation, detention,
suspension, work detail, referral to law enforcement, expulsion and/or curtailing school
activities. Suspension decisions are not appealable.
Teachers may have individual policies in their classrooms that are above and beyond
minimum district policies.
Discipline Referrals-Consequences for failing to follow the rules or meet expectations
will first be handled in the classroom whenever it is possible. Students are expected to
make the necessary arrangements with the teacher assigning detention to ensure the
detention is made up within the 2 days allowed. In the case of a discipline referral to the
office, teachers will fill out a discipline referral form, which reports previous
interventions by the teacher, the nature of the problem, and action taken to correct the
problem. Appropriate consequences will be assigned according to the following Rules of
Behavior. However, the Principal/Dean of Students may add to the consequences stated.
If a student is dismissed from class for disciplinary reason, he/she is to report directly to
the office. Any student suspended from school shall not be allowed to be on school
grounds or attend any school functions for the duration of suspension. A student is not
allowed to start extra-curricular activities in the fall until suspensions are completed from
the previous school year.

                               RULES OF BEHAVIOR
I.     Possession and/or consumption of an illegal substance will not be permitted at any time. School
       Board policy does not permit the use or possession of tobacco, alcohol, narcotics, paraphernalia,
       or any other illegal substance on school premises, at school activities, on school busses, or on
       school approved vehicles. A violation of this rule will result in a suspension from Minnesota
       State High School League activities, as outlined in MSHSL guidelines. This MSHSL infraction
       may occur outside the school environment. Substance will be confiscated and referral to law
       enforcement will be made.

       Suspension is an action by the school administration, under rules promulgated by the School
       Board, prohibiting a pupil from attending school for a period of no more than ten school days. If
       a suspension is longer than five days, the suspending administrator must provide the
       superintendent with a reason for the longer suspension. This definition does not apply to
       dismissal from school for one school day or less, except as provided in federal law for a student
       with a disability. Each suspension action may include a readmission plan. The readmission plan
       shall include, where appropriate, a provision for implementing alternative educational services
       upon readmission and may not be
       used to extend the current suspension.




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        Consistent with section 125 A.09, subdivision 3, the readmission plan must not
      obligate a parent to provide a sympathamimetic medication for the parent’s child as a
      condition of readmission. The school administration may not impose consecutive
      suspensions against the same pupil for the same course of conduct, of incident of
      misconduct, except where the pupil will create an immediate and substantial danger
      to self or to surrounding persons or administration may extend the suspension to a
      total of 15 days. In the case of a student with a disability, the student’s individual
      education plan team must meet immediately but not more that ten school days after
      the date on which the decision to remove the student from the student’s current
      education placement is made. The individual education plan team and other qualified
      personnel shall at that meeting , conduct a review of the relationship between the
      child’s disability and the behavior subject to disciplinary action and determine the
      appropriateness of the child’s education plan.

A. Tobacco in any form
      1st offense: 3 days OSS and police notification.
      2nd offense: 5 days OSS and police notification.
      3rd offense: Expulsion from school for the remainder of the semester with no credit
      and police notification. Reinstatement is possible after successful completion of
      treatment program. Expulsion means a School Board action to prohibit an enrolled
      pupil from further attendance for up to 12 months from the date the pupil is expelled.

B. Use or possession of alcohol, illicit drugs and/or drug paraphernalia
        1st offense: 5 days OSS, referral for chemical dependency evaluation, parent
        conference and police notification.
        2nd offense: 5 days OSS, referral for chemical dependency evaluation, parent
        conference, police notification and reinstatement based on evaluation.
        3rd offense: Recommendation for expulsion from school for the remainder of the semester
        with no credit. Reinstatement based on successful completion or rehabilitation program.
II.      Possession of an illegal or dangerous weapon will not be tolerated. Violations will be
         reported to the police for legal action. Parent/guardian is also notified and weapon will
         be confiscated.
         A. A dangerous weapon that is threatening or capable of doing bodily harm.
                        1. Immediate 5 days OSS, confiscation of weapon, notification of police
                        and parents, recommendation of expulsion to School Board for a period of
                        time not to exceed 1 year.




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III.      Vulgar language, assault or fighting. This will not be tolerated. Violations may be
          reported to law enforcement.
       A. Severe teasing, intimidation and/or threats.
         1. BIP and ISS.
       B. Using vulgar language, gestures, inappropriate written material.
         1. BIP, ISS (1-3 days) and OSS.
       C. Pushing, shoving and/or scuffling.
         1. ISS
       D. Fist fighting or assault.
          1. Immediate OSS, possible referral to School Board for expulsion and parent
          conference. Charges may be filed with the police.
       E. Severe assault or repeated assaults.
         1. Immediate OSS and possible referral to School Board for expulsion. Charges
         may be filed with the police.
IV.       Religious, racial or sexual harassment will not be tolerated. A violation of this rule can
          result in a suspension from Minnesota State High School League activities as outlined in
          MSHSL guidelines. Student may be referred to the proper legal authorities for action.
          A. Comments and insults.
                1. ISS.
          B. Aggressive conduct.
                1. BIP.
          C. Severe discrimination.
                1. 3 days OSS.
          D. Criminal, physical misconduct.
                1. 5 days OSS and possible referral to School Board for expulsion.
V.        All students will respect the right and property of others. This includes the school
          building and grounds.
          A. Vandalism.
                1. Defacing and/or damaging school or personal property and theft or
                possession of stolen property.
                          a. Up to 5 days OSS and conference with parent.
                          b. Pay restitution of damages.
                          c. Police notification.




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VI.         Students are expected to follow teachers and/or staff instructions.

A. Defiance and insubordination
                1st offense: Parent notification by the teacher.
                2nd offense: Detention with the teacher.
                3rd offense: ISS (1-3 days)
                4th offense: BIP – ISS (1-3 Days)
                5th offense: 3 days OSS.
B. Gestures, verbal abuse, profanity directed at teacher and/or staff member.
                    1st offense: 1 – 3 days OSS.
                    2nd offense: 5 days OSS, parental conference and write a re-admittance plan.
C. Physical force and/or attack on a teacher or staff member.
        1. Up to 10 days OSS, referral to School Board for expulsion, law enforcement will be
        notified and charges may be filed.
VII. Other inappropriate behaviors including but not limited to the following: Public display of
        affection, lunchroom mess, throwing snowballs, failure to remove cap/hat when asked, dress code,
        unauthorized use/presence, endangering behavior, lying, lack of cooperation, IPod’s, MP3 players
        and PSP’s.

            A. Consequences.
                  1st offense: Parent notification and conference with student.
                  2nd offense: Principal conference and detention.
                  3rd offense: BIP, ISS or OSS and parental conference.

VIII.       Inappropriate behaviors at lyceums, dances, concerts, extracurricular activities and programs.

            A. Loud, disruptive noises, throwing things, disturbing others, and rude behavior.
                  1st offense: Immediate removal and banned from future events.
                  2nd offense: ISS
                  3rd offense: BIP
                  4th offense: 3 days OSS, parent conference, and may be banned from all
            school and extracurricular activities.
      IX.       Habitual and/or severe abuse of any rule is defined as abuse which hinders the
                smooth operation of the school, jeopardizes the welfare of other students or adversely
                impedes the learning process. Excessive disciplinary referrals or persistent lack of
                following school rules and/or policies may result in a disciplinary conference with
                the student, parent and administration. This behavior may result in detention, work
                detail from teacher, outreach session, ISS, BIP, OSS or referral to School Board for
                possible change of placement or expulsion proceedings. School employees and
                volunteers can use reasonable force with students to restrain and correct.




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                                      BULLYING
Students found guilty of bullying or being a bystander in a bullying act may be required
to participate in BIP. Any teasing, intimidating acts or threats will be taken seriously and
be treated on an individual basis.

                                      WEAPONS
Students or non-student shall not possess, use or distribute a weapon when in the school
building, on school grounds, or on any school-sponsored trip or activity. “Possession”
refers to having a weapon on one’s person or in an area subject to one’s control on school
property or at a school trip or activity.
Weapons are identified into three categories:
      1. Articles commonly used or designed to inflict bodily harm and/or intimidate
      other persons. Examples are: firearms (real and/or look-alikes), whether loaded or
      unloaded, ammunition, air guns, BB guns, pellet guns, stun guns and other non-
      functioning guns that could be used to threaten others. All knives, blades, clubs,
      metal knuckles, nunchuks, throwing stars, ignition devices, explosives, fireworks,
      mace and other propellants, chains and any other object that has been modified to
      serve as a weapon.
      2. Articles designed for other purposes but which are actually used to inflict bodily
      harm and/or intimidate. Examples include, but are not limited to belts, combs,
      pencils, files, scissors, compasses, and letter openers.
      3. When authorized instructional and work equipment and tools are used in a
      potentially dangerous or threatening manner, such possession and use will be
      treated as the possession and use of a weapon.
Students, who discover a weapon on the way to school, in the school building or
discovers that he/she accidentally has a weapon in his or her possession, should report the
whereabouts of the weapon to the office immediately. By reporting this to the office
immediately, it will not be considered a violation.
Corrective action may include initial suspension for 5 days, confiscation of weapon and
parent notification. Further action may include notification of police and
recommendation to the School Board for expulsion for a period of time not to exceed one
year.




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                            HARASSMENT AND VIOLENCE
The purpose is to maintain a learning environment that is free from religious, racial or
sexual harassment and violence. Students are to follow this procedure if they are
mistreated:
      1. Make clear to the violator that his/her actions are unwelcome.
      2. Document specific incidents and report it to staff and/or administration in writing
         or verbally.

In case of sexual harassment, incidents will be initially reported to the Principal. An
investigation shall be made and determination will be made based on all the facts.
Discipline may include one or more of the following:
*Warning                   *Detention
*Suspension                *Exclusion
*Expulsion                 *Transfer

The school district will discipline or take appropriate action against students who retaliate
against anyone who reports or testifies.

                  POLICY 413 HARASSMENT AND VIOLENCE
      [Note: This policy is required by statute. This form of policy has been reviewed and approved by the
      Minnesota Department of Education in compliance with the mandatory legislation.]
I.        PURPOSE

          The purpose of this policy is to maintain a learning and working environment that
          is free from religious, racial or sexual harassment and violence. Pillager Public
          Schools prohibits any form of religious, racial or sexual harassment and violence.

II.       GENERAL STATEMENT OF POLICY

          A.       It is the policy of the Pillager school district to maintain a learning and working
                   environment that is free from religious, racial or sexual harassment and violence.
                   The school district prohibits any form of religious, racial or sexual harassment
                   and violence.

          B.       It shall be a violation of this policy for any pupil, teacher, administrator or other
                   school personnel of the school district to harass a pupil, teacher, administrator or
                   other school personnel through conduct or communication of a sexual nature or
                   regarding religion and race as defined by this policy. (For purposes of this
                   policy, school personnel include school board members, school employees,
                   agents, volunteers, contractors or persons subject to the supervision and control
                   of the district.)




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        C.   It shall be a violation of this policy for any pupil, teacher, administrator or
             other school personnel of the school district to inflict, threaten to inflict, or
             attempt to inflict religious, racial or sexual violence upon any pupil,
             teacher, administrator or other school personnel.
        D.   The school district will act to investigate all complaints, formal or
             informal, verbal or written, of religious, racial or sexual harassment or
             violence, and to discipline or take appropriate action against any pupil,
             teacher, administrator or other school personnel who is found to have
             violated this policy.

III.    RELIGIOUS, RACIAL AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND VIOLENCE
        DEFINED

        A.   Sexual Harassment; Definition.

             1.      Sexual harassment consists of unwelcome sexual advances,
                     requests for sexual favors, sexually motivated physical conduct or
                     other verbal or physical conduct or communication of a sexual
                     nature when:

                     a.      submission to that conduct or communication is made a
                             term or condition, either explicitly or implicitly, of
                             obtaining or retaining employment, or of obtaining an
                             education; or

                     b.      submission to or rejection of that conduct or
                             communication by an individual is used as a factor in
                             decisions affecting that individual’s employment or
                             education; or

                     c. that conduct or communication has the purpose or effect of
                        substantially or unreasonably interfering with an individual’s
                        employment or education, or creating an intimidating, hostile
                        or offensive employment or educational environment.

             2.      Sexual harassment may include but is not limited to:

                     a.      unwelcome verbal harassment or abuse;

                     b.      unwelcome pressure for sexual activity;




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                     c.      unwelcome, sexually motivated or inappropriate patting,
                             pinching or physical contact, other than necessary restraint
                             of pupil(s) by teachers, administrators or other school
                             personnel to avoid physical harm to persons or property;

                     d.      unwelcome sexual behavior or words, including demands
                             for sexual favors, accompanied by implied or overt threats
                             concerning an individual’s employment or educational
                             status;

                     e.      unwelcome sexual behavior or words, including demands
                             for sexual favors, accompanied by implied or overt
                             promises of preferential treatment with regard to an
                             individual’s employment or educational status; or

                     f.      unwelcome behavior or words directed at an individual
                             because of gender.

B.    Racial Harassment; Definition.

     Racial harassment consists of physical or verbal conduct relating to an individual’s
     race when the conduct:
              1.     has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile or
                     offensive working or academic environment;

              2.     has the purpose or effect of substantially or unreasonably
                     interfering with an individual’s work or academic performance; or

              3.     otherwise adversely affects an individual’s employment or
                     academic opportunities.

      C.      Religious Harassment; Definition.

              Religious harassment consists of physical or verbal conduct which is
              related to an individual’s religion when the conduct:

              1.     has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile or
                     offensive working or academic environment;

              2.     has the purpose or effect of substantially or unreasonably
                     interfering with an individual’s work or academic performance; or




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      3.     otherwise adversely affects an individual’s employment or
             academic opportunities.

 D.   Sexual Violence; Definition.

      1.     Sexual violence is a physical act of aggression or force or the
             threat thereof which involves the touching of another’s intimate
             parts, or forcing a person to touch any person’s intimate parts.
             Intimate parts, as defined in Minn. Stat. § 609.341, includes the
             primary genital area, groin, inner thigh, buttocks or breast, as well
             as the clothing covering these areas.

      2.     Sexual violence may include, but is not limited to:

                a.   touching, patting, grabbing, or pinching another person’s
                     intimate parts, whether that person is of the same sex or the
                     opposite sex;

                 b. coercing, forcing or attempting to coerce or force the
                    touching of anyone’s intimate parts;
                 c. coercing, forcing or attempting to coerce or force sexual
                    intercourse or a sexual act on another; or

                 d. threatening to force or coerce sexual acts, including the
                    touching of intimate parts or intercourse, on another.
 E.   Racial Violence; Definition. Racial violence is a physical act of
      aggression or assault upon another because of, or in a manner reasonably
      related to, race.

 F.    Religious Violence; Definition. Religious violence is a physical act of
      aggression or assault upon another because of, or in a manner reasonably
      related to, religion.

 G.   Assault; Definition. Assault is:

      1.     an act done with intent to cause fear in another of immediate bodily harm
             or death;

      2.     the intentional infliction of or attempt to inflict bodily harm upon
             another; or

      3.     the threat to do bodily harm to another with present ability to carry out
             the threat.




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IV.    REPORTING PROCEDURES

       A.   Any person who believes he or she has been the victim of religious, racial
            or sexual harassment or violence by a pupil, teacher, administrator or other
            school personnel of the school district, or any person with knowledge or
            belief of conduct which may constitute religious, racial or sexual
            harassment or violence toward a pupil, teacher, administrator or other
            school personnel should report the alleged acts immediately to an
            appropriate school district official designated by this policy. The school
            district encourages the reporting party or complainant to use the report
            form available from the principal of each building or available from the
            school district office, but oral reports shall be considered complaints as
            well. Nothing in this policy shall prevent any person from reporting
            harassment or violence directly to a school district human rights officer or
            to the superintendent.

       B.   In Each School Building. The building principal is the person responsible
            for receiving oral or written reports of religious, racial or sexual
            harassment or violence at the building level. Any adult school district
            personnel who receives a report of religious, racial or sexual harassment or
            violence shall inform the building principal immediately.
       C.   Upon receipt of a report, the principal must notify the school district
            human rights officer immediately, without screening or investigating the
            report. The principal may request, but may not insist upon a written
            complaint. A written statement of the facts alleged will be forwarded as
            soon as practicable by the principal to the human rights officer. If the
            report was given verbally, the principal shall personally reduce it to
            written form within 24 hours and forward it to the human rights officer.
            Failure to forward any harassment or violence report or complaint as
            provided herein will result in disciplinary action against the principal. If
            the complaint involves the building principal, the complaint shall be made
            or filed directly with the superintendent or the school district human rights
            officer by the reporting party or complainant.




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      D. In the District. The school board hereby designates the school nurse,
         secondary counselor and elementary social worker as the school district
         human rights officer(s) to receive reports or complaints of religious, racial or
         sexual harassment or violence. If the complaint involves a human rights
         officer, the complaint shall be filed directly with the superintendent.
      E. The school district shall conspicuously post the name of the human rights
         officer(s), including mailing addresses and telephone numbers.
      F. Submission of a good faith complaint or report of religious, racial or sexual
         harassment or violence will not affect the complainant or reporter’s future
         employment, grades or work assignments.
      G. Use of formal reporting forms is not mandatory.
         The school district will respect the privacy of the complainant, the
         individual(s) against whom the complaint is filed, and the witnesses as much
         as possible, consistent with the school district’s legal obligations to
         investigate, to take appropriate action, and to conform with any discovery or
         disclosure obligations.

V.    INVESTIGATION

      A.     By authority of the school district, the human rights officers, upon receipt of a
             report or complaint alleging religious, racial or sexual harassment or violence,
             shall immediately undertake or authorize an investigation. The investigation may
             be conducted by school district officials or by a third party designated by the
             school district.

      B.     The investigation may consist of personal interviews with the complainant, the
             individual(s) against whom the complaint is filed, and others who may have
             knowledge of the alleged incident(s) or circumstances giving rise to the
             complaint. The investigation may also consist of any other methods and
             documents deemed pertinent by the investigator.

      C.     In determining whether alleged conduct constitutes a violation of this policy, the
             school district should consider the surrounding circumstances, the nature of the
             behavior, past incidents or past or continuing patterns of behavior, the
             relationships between the parties involved and the context in which the alleged
             incidents occurred. Whether a particular action or incident constitutes a violation
             of this policy requires a determination based on all the facts and surrounding
             circumstances.




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        D. In addition, the school district may take immediate steps, at its discretion,
           to protect the complainant, pupils, teachers, administrators or other school
           personnel pending completion of an investigation of alleged religious, racial
           or sexual harassment or violence.
        E. The investigation will be completed as soon as practicable. The school
           district human rights officer shall make a written report to the superintendent
           upon completion of the investigation. If the complaint involves the
           superintendent, the report may be filed directly with the school board. The
           report shall include a determination of whether the allegations have been
           substantiated as factual and        whether they appear to be violations of this
           policy.
VI.     SCHOOL DISTRICT ACTION

        A.     Upon receipt of a report, the school district will take appropriate action.
               Such action may include, but is not limited to, warning, suspension,
               exclusion, expulsion, transfer, remediation, termination or discharge.
               School district action taken for violation of this policy will be consistent
               with requirements of applicable collective bargaining agreements,
               Minnesota and federal law and school district policies.

        B.     The result of the school district’s investigation of each complaint filed
               under these procedures will be reported in writing to the complainant by
               the school district in accordance with state and federal law regarding data
               or records privacy.
VII.    REPRISAL

        The school district will discipline or take appropriate action against any pupil,
        teacher, administrator or other school personnel who retaliates against any person
        who makes a good faith report of alleged religious, racial or sexual harassment or
        violence or any person who testifies, assists or participates in an investigation, or
        who testifies, assists or participates in a proceeding or hearing relating to such
        harassment or violence. Retaliation includes, but is not limited to, any form of
        intimidation, reprisal or harassment.

VIII. RIGHT TO ALTERNATIVE COMPLAINT PROCEDURES.

        These procedures do not deny the right of any individual to pursue other avenues
        of recourse which may include filing charges with the Minnesota Department of
        Human Rights, initiating civil action or seeking redress under state criminal
        statutes and/or federal law.




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IX.    HARASSMENT OR VIOLENCE AS ABUSE

       A.   Under certain circumstances, alleged harassment or violence may also be
            possible abuse under Minnesota law. If so, the duties of mandatory
            reporting under Minn. Stat. § 626.556 may be applicable.

       B.   Nothing in this policy will prohibit the school district from taking
            immediate action to protect victims of alleged harassment, violence or
            abuse.

X.     DISSEMINATION OF POLICY AND TRAINING

       A.   This policy shall be conspicuously posted throughout each school building
            in areas accessible to pupils and staff members.
       B.   This policy shall be given to each school district employee and
            independent contractor at the time of entering into the person’s
            employment contract.
       C.   This policy shall appear in the student handbook.
       D.   The school district will develop a method of discussing this policy with
            students and employees.
       E.   The school district may implement violence prevention and character
            development education programs to prevent and reduce policy violations.
            Such programs may offer instruction on character education including, but
            not limited to, character qualities such as attentiveness, truthfulness,
            respect for authority, diligence, gratefulness, self-discipline, patience,
            forgiveness, respect for others, peacemaking, and resourcefulness.
       F.   This policy shall be reviewed at least annually for compliance with state
            and federal law.




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                                            HAZING
Hazing means committing an act against a student, or coercing a student into committing
an act that creates a substantial risk of harm to a person in order for the student to be
initiated into, affiliated with a student organization or for any other purpose.
Hazing may include one or more of the following:
         Any type of physical brutality.
         Any type of physical activity or other type of activity that subjects the student to
          unreasonable risk of harm that adversely affects the mental or physical health or
          safety of the student.
         Any activity that discourages the student from being in the school.
         Any activity that is in violation of the law or school rules.

Discipline for students involved in hazing may include on or more of the following:
         Warning                 * Detention
         Suspension              * Exclusion
         Expulsion               * Transfer

                       POLICY 526 HAZING PROHIBITION
I.        PURPOSE

          The purpose of this policy is to maintain a safe learning environment for Pillager
          Public School students and staff that is free from hazing. Hazing activities of any
          type are inconsistent with the educational goals of the Pillager school district and
          are prohibited at all times.

II.       GENERAL STATEMENT OF POLICY

          A.     No student, teacher, administrator, volunteer, contractor or other employee of the
                 school district shall plan, direct, encourage, aid or engage in hazing.

          B.     No teacher, administrator, volunteer, contractor or other employee of the school
                 district shall permit, condone or tolerate hazing.

          C.     Apparent permission or consent by a person being hazed does not lessen the
                 prohibitions contained in this policy.

          D.      This policy applies to behavior that occurs on or off school property and during
                 and after school hours.

          E.     A person who engages in an act that violates school policy or law in order to be
                 initiated into or affiliated with a student organization shall be subject to discipline
                 for that act.




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            POLICY 526 HAZING PROHIBITION CONTINUED

       F.      The school district will act to investigate all complaints of hazing and will
              discipline or take appropriate action against any student, teacher,
              administrator, volunteer, contractor or other employee of the school
              district who is found to have violated this policy.

III.   DEFINITIONS

       A.     “Hazing” means committing an act against a student, or coercing a student
              into committing an act, that creates a substantial risk of harm to a person,
              in order for the student to be initiated into or affiliated with a student
              organization, or for any other purpose. The term hazing includes, but is
              not limited to:

              1.     Any type of physical brutality such as whipping, beating, striking,
                     branding, electronic shocking or placing a harmful substance on
                     the body.

              2.     Any type of physical activity such as sleep deprivation, exposure
                     to weather, confinement in a restricted area, calisthenics or other
                     activity that subjects the student to an unreasonable risk of harm or
                     that adversely affects the mental or physical health or safety of the
                     student.

              3.     Any activity involving the consumption of any alcoholic beverage,
                     drug, tobacco product or any other food, liquid, or substance that
                     subjects the student to an unreasonable risk of harm or that
                     adversely affects the mental or physical health or safety of the
                     student.

              4.     Any activity that intimidates or threatens the student with
                     ostracism, that subjects a student to extreme mental stress,
                     embarrassment, shame or humiliation, that adversely affects the
                     mental health or dignity of the student or discourages the student
                     from remaining in school.

              5.     Any activity that causes or requires the student to perform a task
                     that involves violation of state or federal law or of school district
                     policies or regulations.




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      B.     “Student organization” means a group, club or organization having
             students as its primary members or participants. It includes grade levels,
             classes, teams, activities or particular school events.        A student
             organization does not have to be an official school organization to come
             within the terms of this definition.

IV.   REPORTING PROCEDURES

      A.     Any person who believes he or she has been the victim of hazing or any
             person with knowledge or belief of conduct which may constitute hazing
             shall report thealleged acts immediately to an appropriate school district
             official designated by this policy.
      B.     The building principal is the person responsible for receiving reports of
             hazing at the building level. Any person may report hazing directly to a
             school district human rights officer or to the superintendent.

      C.     Teachers, administrators, volunteers, contractors and other employees of
             the school district shall be particularly alert to possible situations,
             circumstances or events which might include hazing. Any such person
             who receives a report of, observes, or has other knowledge or belief of
             conduct which may constitute hazing shall inform the building principal
             immediately.

      D.     Submission of a good faith complaint or report of hazing will not affect
             the complainant or reporter’s future employment, grades or work
             assignments.

V.    SCHOOL DISTRICT ACTION

      A.     Upon receipt of a complaint or report of hazing, the school district
             shall undertake or authorize an investigation by school district officials or
             a third party designated by the school district.
      B.     The school district may take immediate steps, at its discretion, to protect
             the complainant, reporter, students, or others pending completion of an
             investigation of hazing.




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       C.       Upon completion of the investigation, the school district will take
                appropriate action. Such action may include, but is not limited to,
                warning, suspension, exclusion, expulsion, transfer, remediation,
                termination or discharge. Disciplinary consequences will be sufficiently
                severe to deter violations and to appropriately discipline prohibited
                behavior. School district action taken for violation of this policy will be
                consistent with the requirements of applicable collective bargaining
                agreements, applicable statutory authority, including the Minnesota Pupil
                Fair Dismissal Act, school district policies and regulations.
VI.    REPRISAL

       The school district will discipline or take appropriate action against any student,
       teacher, administrator, volunteer, contractor or other employee of the school
       district who retaliates against any person who makes a good faith report of alleged
       hazing or against any person who testifies, assists, or participates in an
       investigation, or against any person who testifies, assists or participates in a
       proceeding or hearing relating to such hazing. Retaliation includes, but is not
       limited to, any form of intimidation, reprisal or harassment.


                             DRUG & CHEMICAL FREE
The purpose of this policy is to maintain a safe and healthful environment for students by
prohibiting the use of alcohol, toxic substances and controlled substances without a
prescription. Pillager School is chemical free. The use or possession of illegal
chemicals, paraphernalia, or alcohol on school premises or school vehicles is prohibited.
This includes look-alike drugs.

                 POLICY 417 CHEMICAL USE AND ABUSE
      [NOTE: This policy reflects mandatory provisions of state and federal law and is not
      discretionary.]
I.     PURPOSE

       The Pillager Board of Education recognizes that chemical use and abuse constitutes a
       grave threat to the physical and mental well-being of students and employees and
       significantly impedes the learning process. Chemical use and abuse also creates
       significant problems for society in general. The Pillager Board of Education believes that
       the public school has a role in education, intervention, and prevention of chemical use
       and abuse. The purpose of this policy is to assist the school district in its goal to prevent
       chemical use and abuse by providing procedures for education and intervention.




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II.     GENERAL STATEMENT OF POLICY

        A.      Use of controlled substances, toxic substances, and alcohol is prohibited in
                the school setting in accordance with school district policies with respect
                to Drug-Free Workplace/Drug-Free School.

        B.      It is the policy of this school district to provide an instructional program in
                the elementary and secondary school in chemical abuse and the prevention
                of chemical dependency.

        C.      It will be the responsibility of the superintendent, with the advice of the
                school board, to address chemical abuse problems in the district.

        D.      The school district shall establish and maintain a program to educate and
                assist employees, students and others in understanding this policy and the
                goals of achieving drug-free schools and workplaces.

       [NOTE: Comprehensive drug prevention programs are required to be adopted and
       carried out by school districts pursuant to the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and
       Communities Act. In addition, school districts are required by the Drug-Free Workplace
       Act to establish drug-free awareness programs for school district employees. Further,
       state law authorizes school districts to provide instructional programs in chemical abuse
       and the prevention of chemical dependency.]


III.    DEFINITIONS

        A.      “Chemical abuse” means use of any psychoactive or mood-altering
                chemical sub stance, without compelling medical reason, in a manner that
                induces mental, emotional, or physical impairment and causes socially
                dysfunctional or socially disordering behavior, to the extent that the
                student’s normal function in academic, school, or social activities is
                chronically impaired.

        B.      “Chemicals” includes but is not limited to alcohol, toxic substances, and
                controlled substances as defined in the school district’s Drug-Free
                Workplace/Drug-Free School policy.




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      C.     “School location” includes any school building or on any school premises;
             on any school-owned vehicle or in any other school-approved vehicle used
             to transport students to and from school or school activities; off-school
             property at any school-sponsored or school-approved activity, event or
             functions, such as a field trip or athletic event, where students are under
             the jurisdiction of the school district; or during any period of time such
             employee is supervising students on behalf of the school district or
             otherwise engaged in school district business.

IV.   STUDENTS

      A.     Instruction.

             1. Every school shall provide an instructional program in chemical abuse
                and the prevention of chemical dependency. The school district may
                involve parents, students, health care professionals, state department
                staff, and members of the community in developing the curriculum.

      [NOTE: The Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act requires school
      districts to adopt and carry out a comprehensive drug and violence prevention program
      with funds received. Since a comprehensive drug prevention program is required and
      a school district is specifically authorized by state law to provide instructional
      programs in chemical abuse and the prevention of chemical dependency, this should be
      a component of each school district’s mandatory program. In addition, the Safe and
      Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act specifies additional items which may be
      included as part of the mandatory comprehensive drug prevention program. Some of
      the suggested items relating to instruction or training are detailed in Paragraphs 2
      through 6 below and a school district may wish to adopt one or all of the listed
      components as part of its mandatory program.]
             2. Each school shall have age-appropriate and developmentally based
                activities that:
              address the consequences of violence and the illegal use of drugs, as
                appropriate;
              promote a sense of individual responsibility;
              teach students that most people do not illegally use drugs;
              teach students to recognize social and peer pressure to use drugs
                illegally and the skills for resisting illegal drug use;
              teach students about the dangers of emerging drugs;
              engage students in the learning process; and
              incorporate activities in secondary schools that reinforce prevention
                activities implemented in elementary schools.




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POLICY 417 CHEMICAL USE AND ABUSE CONTINUED

    3.       Each school shall have activities that involve families, community
               sectors (which may include appropriately trained seniors), and a
               variety of drug and violence                             prevention
               providers in setting clear expectations against violence and illegal
               use of drugs and appropriate consequences for violence and illegal
               use of drugs.

    4.         Each school shall disseminate drug and violence prevention
               information within the school and to the community.

    5.         Each school shall have professional development and training for,
               and involvement of, school personnel, student services personnel,
               parents, and interested community members in prevention,
               education, early identification and intervention, mentoring, or
               rehabilitation referral, as related to drug and violence prevention.
    6.         Each school shall have drug and violence prevention activities that
               may include the following:

              Community-wide planning and organizing activities to reduce
               violence and illegal drug use, which may include gang activity
               prevention.
              The hiring and mandatory training, based on scientific research, of
               school security personnel who interact with students in support of
               youth drug and violence prevention activities under this policy that
               are implemented in the school.
              Conflict resolution programs, including peer mediation programs
               that educate and train peer mediators and a designated faculty
               supervisor, and youth anti-crime and anti-drug councils and
               activities.
              Counseling, mentoring, referral services, and other student
               assistance practices and programs, including assistance provided
               by qualified school-based mental health services providers and the
               training of teachers by school-based mental health services
               providers in appropriate identification and intervention techniques
               for students at risk of violent behavior and illegal use of drugs.
              Programs that encourage students to seek advice from, and to
               confide in, a trusted adult regarding concerns about violence and
               illegal drug use.




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POLICY 417 CHEMICAL USE AND ABUSE CONTINUED
B.   Reports of Chemical Use and Abuse.
     1. In the event that a school district employee suspects that a student is
        abusing, possessing, transferring, distributing or selling chemicals in a
        school location:

            a.      The employee shall immediately either take the student to
                    an administrator or notify an appropriate administrator of
                    the observation and continue to observe the student until
                    the administrator arrives.

            b.      The administrator will notify the student’s parents. If there
                    is a medical emergency, the administrator will notify the
                    school nurse and/or outside medical personnel as
                    appropriate.

            c.      The administrator will notify law enforcement officials and
                    the student’s counselor.
            d.      The administrator and/or law enforcement officials will
                    confiscate the chemicals and/or conduct a search of the
                    student’s person, effects, locker, vehicle, or areas within the
                    student’s control. Searches by school district officials shall
                    be in accordance with school board policies regarding
                    search and seizure.

            e.      The school district will take appropriate disciplinary action
                    in compliance with the student discipline code. Such
                    discipline will include immediate suspension, initiation of
                    exclusion/ expulsion proceedings, and a referral to a
                    detoxification center or medical center.

            f.      Exclusion will be recommended to the school board after a
                    students 1st offense, and is defined as removal from school
                    for a minimum of 30 school days. Suspension days are
                    included in the exclusion days.

            g.      A second offense will result in a suspension with
                    recommendations to the school board for expulsion for up
                    to one calendar year.




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     POLICY 417 CHEMICAL USE AND ABUSE CONTINUED
C.   Data Practices.

            1.         Student data may be disclosed without consent in health and safety
                       emergencies pursuant to Minn. Stat. 13.32 and applicable federal
                       law and regulations.

            2.         Destruction of records.

                       a.     If the administration decides not to provide a student and,
                              in the case of a minor, the student’s parents with
                              information about school or community services in
                              connection with chemical abuse, records created or
                              maintained by the administration about the student shall be
                              destroyed not later than six (6) months after the
                              determination is made.

                       b.     If the team decides to provide the student and, in the case
                              of a minor or a dependent student, the student’s parents
                              with such information, records created or maintained by the
                              team about the student shall be destroyed not later than six
                              (6) months after the student is no longer enrolled in the
                              district.

                       c.     This section shall govern destruction of records
                              notwithstanding provisions of the Records Management
                              Act, Minn. Stat. 138.163.

     D.     Consent

            Any minor may give effective consent for medical, mental and other
            health services to determine the presence of or to treat conditions
            associated with alcohol and other drug abuse, and the consent of no other
            person is required.
V.   EMPLOYEES

     A.     The superintendent or designee shall undertake and maintain a drug-free
            awareness and prevention program to inform employees, students and
            others about:

            1.         The dangers and health risks of chemical abuse in the
                       workplace/school.

            2.         The school district’s drug-free workplace/drug-free school policy.




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       POLICY 417 CHEMICAL USE AND ABUSE CONTINUED
     3.    Any available drug or alcohol counseling, treatment, rehabilitation, re-entry
           and/or assistance programs available to employees and/or students.
       B. The superintendent or designee shall notify any federal granting agency
          required to be notified under the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 within ten
          (10) days after receiving notice of a conviction of an employee for criminal
          drug statute violation occurring in the workplace. To facilitate the giving of
          such notice, any employee aware of such a conviction shall report the same to
          the superintendent.

                             EMERGENCY DRILLS
Drills will be conducted so that every person in the building knows the procedure to be
followed in the event of an emergency. We are mandated to perform at least five fire
drills and five lock-down drills throughout a school year. One drill must be performed
during summer school hours.
     FIRE: The fire alarm will sound when the building is to be evacuated. When the
     alarm is sounded, students and staff will move quickly and quietly out of the
     building by way of the assigned exit. Teachers will inform students of what to do
     and where to go. Exit instructions are also posted in rooms near the door. Students
     should remain outside, away from the building until the “all clear” signal is given.
     Students falsely pulling a fire alarm will be suspended and referred to the police.
     BOMB THREATS: Procedures for bomb threats are practiced on an annual basis.
     Procedures are reviewed with all staff and follow district policy. Bomb threats are
     illegal. Threats will be turned over to law enforcement officials. Students may be
     referred to the School Board for expulsion.
     LOCKDOWNS: All students and staff will be notified over the loud speaker with a
     siren sound. Students are to be in the classroom. Hallways are to remain empty
     and all doors and windows are to be shut and locked. Staff and students are
     instructed not to answer the door for any reason. A drill will be practiced each year
     to ensure all staff and students are trained on safety procedures.
     INCLEMENT WEATHER/TORNADO: All students and staff will be notified of
     the need to report to the tornado shelter areas over the intercom. Locations will be
     posted in rooms near the door. The end of the drill will be announced in person or
     with an “all clear” over the intercom.




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                        EMERGENCY SCHOOL CLOSING
When school is called off due to weather conditions or an emergency, an announcement
will be made on the following TV & radio stations:
Channel 7/12-WCCO TV                            Channel 11/14-KARE TV
Channel 16/42-KSAX/KSTPTV                       92.1FM-WYRQ, Little Falls
94.1FM-KFML, Little Falls                       101.5FM-KTCF, Little Falls
102.7FM-MCBI, Pequot Lakes                      106FM-K106, Wadena
104.3FM-KLKS, Brainerd                          107.5FM-KLIZ, Brainerd
106.7FM-WJJY, Brainerd                          1380AM-KLIZ, Brainerd
1340AM-KVBR, Brainerd                           830AM-WCCO, Twin Cities
960AM-KLTF, Little Falls                        www.brainerddispatch.com


                        GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
Seniors need 45 credits to graduate: 27 required and 18 electives
The following courses are required for graduation:
         Social Studies=Six credits   Health/Physical Education=One credits
         English= Six credits         Computer=Two credits
         Mathematics= Six credits     Science=Six credits

A student may participate in the graduation ceremony if they have met Pillager
graduation requirements or are within 2 credits of completing their high school degree
and are currently enrolled in a program to receive those credits. Diplomas will only be
issued to students who have met the high school requirements.
At the conclusion of each semester, an Honor Roll is posted designating those students
who have qualified for the A and B Honor Roll. For purposes of designating honor
graduates, grades will be calculated after Semester I of the graduating year. The criteria
are as follows:
         “A” Honor Roll = 3.70-4.0; “B” Honor Roll = 3.00-3.69

                                  GRADING SCALE
A         93-100                B      83-86          C      73-76           D      63-66
A-        90-92                 B-     80-82          C-     70-72           D-     60-62
B+        87-89                 C+     77-79          D+     67-69           F      0-59

                          GRADUATION WITH HONORS
Students that have a cumulative GPA of 3.75 after the fall semester of their senior year
can apply to speak at Commencement. Applicants will be considered based on their
leadership, service, co-curricular activities, character, and academic success. Those
selected (up to six) will be given parameters to follow for their speech.




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                                      ACADEMICS
Students are expected to have the following supply items with them every day:
         Assignment book – 1st one is free, 2nd one student will purchase for $5.00
         Spiral or bound notebook for each course
         Textbook and/or reading book for each class
         Pen or pencil
         Other materials specified by individual teachers
         USB Drives


                   MIDDLE SCHOOL 6th, 7th, AND 8th GRADE
6th, 7th and 8th grade students must earn a minimum of 10 credits per year to pass.
Summer school is available for students who do not meet the minimum requirements.
For more information, please contact the office at 218-746-2113.
All freshmen entering Pillager High School starting with the 2011-12 school year will be
required to meet all requirements of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law.
Middle School credits are required for moving to the next grade. Students may earn up to
two credits during summer school toward credits needed to move on.
6th                                     7th                                  8th
Two Math*                               Two Math*                            Two Math*
Two English*                            Two English*                         Two English*
Two Social*                             Two Social*                          Two Social*
Two Science*                            Two Science*                         Two Science*
Two Choir, Band**                       One Phy Ed/Health*                   One Computer*
Fitness, Study Hall,                    One Art*                             One Phy Ed/Health*
Industrial Tech                         Two Choir, Band, **                  Two Choir, Band, **
                                        Industrial Tech, Study Hall          Industrial Tech, SH

*Core Classes
**Elective Classes

                                         GRADE 9
Students in grade 9 will automatically be registered for English, Algebra I, Physical
Science, American Civics and Health/Physical Education. Students must take one
Physical Science (Physical Science, Chemistry or Physics at staff’s discretion) as a 9th
grader. Students may select Music, World Language or two electives. Honors students
will be enrolled in Geometry. Students taking Driver’s Ed. Through the school will not
be allowed to make up time through the school after the end of the class. All grades are
final and complete 10 days after the end of the quarter. The school is in no way
responsible for providing additional time for students to receive their Blue Card.
Students must be registered and pay for “behind-the-wheel” hours before being issued
their Blue Card.




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                                       GRADE 10
Students in grade 10 will automatically be registered for English 10, Biological Science,
United States History and Geometry. Honors students will be enrolled in Algebra II.
Each sophomore must also indicate at least four elective course choices.

                                       GRADE 11
Students in grade 11 will automatically be registered for World History and English
Skills I or Comp I or Comp II. Juniors are strongly encouraged to sign up for a Science
and Math course. Each junior must indicate at least 12 semester course choices. Careful
planning to meet the graduation standards must be made.

                                       GRADE 12
Seniors must register for an English class. Careful planning with Mrs. Turner is
necessary to ensure all local and state requirements are being met.

                                   STATE TESTING
Tests that are required by the state are as follows:
                               6th Grade       MCA II
                               7th Grade       MCA II
                               8th Grade       MCA II
                               9th Grade       MCA II-GRAD-Writing
                               10th Grade      MCA II-GRAD-Reading
                               11th Grade      MCA II-GRAD-Math

          POST SECONDARY EDUCATION OPTIONS (PSEO)
Students enrolled in a PSEO course at college may incur costs for material or projects.
Students may be expected to pay for these since district funds flow to the college out of
the district. It is the student’s responsibility to align PSEO courses with Pillager courses
so the necessary required and elective credits needed for graduation are met. PSEO
credits are transferable to Pillager High School at a .5 ratio (One college credit is equal to
.5 PHS credit).

                               GUIDANCE SERVICE
The Career Guidance Counselor provides assistance to students with such concerns as
suitable course selection, vocational choices, course or schedule changes, college
information and scholarship applications. The career counselor’s office is located in the
high school office. Students are to have a pass from the counselor prior to visiting the
counselor’s office.




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                                       CREDITS
Students signing up for TA credits will earn them on a 1/1 ratio. TA credits earned
cannot exceed two over a four year period. All students signing up to be a TA must have
met all course requirements prior to TA approval. Students are urged to carefully
consider credit requirements prior to signing up to be a TA.
Students transferring into Pillager High School from being home schooled must show
proof of course work completed. At the principal’s discretion, credit may be granted,
however grades will not count towards class rank.
Students transferring in from another school district’s alternative school or from being
incarcerated will receive credit for work toward graduation; however grades will not
count towards the student’s grade point average/class rank. International foreign
exchange students will be graded for course work, however their GPA will not count
toward class rank. Each foreign exchange student will be allowed to participate in
graduation ceremonies with their class if they pass all their course work. No diploma will
be granted, however, they may receive a certificate of attendance. Students will not be
permitted to drop or add a class after the first two days of school have passed.


           FOUR YEAR COLLEGE, COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND
           TECHNICAL COLLEGE ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
All students should carefully consider the requirements for admission to college. A high
school student may not be planning to attend college, but discover at a later date that
attending college is appropriate. Having met the admission requirements will greatly
improve his or her chances for admission into a college.
College entrance requirements vary. We strongly recommend that the college-bound
student contact the counselor, college representative or plan a college visit to become
familiar with the entrance requirements of potential colleges.
Colleges look with favor upon the student who has taken the college preparatory subjects,
has participated in various activities in school such as band, choir, athletics, theater,
knowledge bowl, etc. and earned better-than-average grades. Admission to college will
depend upon the selectivity of each college. Factors considered by colleges may include
class rank, grade point average, course selection, college entrance test scores,
participation, leadership in activities, and letters of recommendation.




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         FOUR YEAR COLLEGE, COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND
       TECHNICAL COLLEGE ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS CONT.
The following recommendations are general guidelines for admission to selective four-
year colleges. Requirements vary from college to college. Students should check in the
Pillager High School guidance center if they have questions regarding a particular
college.
      Five credits of English with emphasis on writing, including reading, speaking,
       literary understanding, and appreciation.
      Five credits of Mathematics. Most often Algebra, Geometry and Advanced
       Algebra.
      Four credits of Science. One year of Physical Science, Biology and/or Chemistry
       or Physics.
      Five credits of Social Studies. Geography and U.S. History are mandatory. A
       few colleges recommend four years of Social Studies.
      Two years of a single second language. Check the college catalog for specific
       requirements.
      Computer and technology skills are recommended.

Community and two-year colleges generally require that students graduate from high
school or earn a General Education Diploma (GED). Admission to a community college
does not automatically qualify a student for all programs. It is recommended that
students planning to complete a two-year program at community college and then
complete a four-year degree should complete the entrance requirements to a four-year
college.
Technical colleges have specific entrance requirements for each program. Check these
carefully before selecting high school courses. Many business technical programs (i.e.
Dunwoody, St. Cloud Tech., etc.) require mathematics and technology courses.

                                        HALLS
During the class hour, students are to be in their assigned area unless they have an
authorized pass and have signed out. A sign-out sheet MUST be used in all classrooms
for students wishing to go to the Media Center, office or the lavatories. Students are to
sign out of their room by indicating the time of leaving and location where they can be
found. When returning to the classroom, the student is to indicate the time of returning.
Students are not to scratch out names on the sign-out sheet. Be in class during class time.
Upon arrival at the Media Center, students need to sign in at the desk and sign out when
leaving. Students going to another classroom must get a pre-arranged pass from the
teacher in charge of that room. Out-of-building passes are issued only by the Principal or
Dean of Students.




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                   LOCKERS & PERSONAL POSSESSIONS
Pursuant to Minnesota statutes, school lockers are the property of the Pillager School District. At
no time does the school district relinquish its exclusive control of lockers provided for the
convenience of students. Inspection of the interior of lockers may be conducted by school
officials for any reason, at any time, without notice, without student consent, and without a search
warrant. The personal possessions of students within a school locker may be searched only when
school officials have a reasonable suspicion that the search will uncover evidence of a violation
of law or school rules. Personal possessions include but are not limited to purses, backpacks,
book bags, packages and clothing. Reasonable suspicion may be based on a school official’s
personal observation, a report from a student, parent or staff member, a student’s suspicious
behavior, a student’s age and past history or record of conduct both in and out of school or other
reliable sources of information. As soon as practicable after the search of a student’s personal
possessions, the school officials must provide notice of the search to students whose lockers were
searched unless disclosure would impede an ongoing investigation by police or school officials.
Locks and lockers are the property of the school. Students will be assigned a locker for storage of
personal articles necessary for the school day. Students are urged not to store valuables such as
money, jewelry or calculators in lockers. If it is necessary to have an article safeguarded, bring
the article to the high school office. Students may not use locks from home. Please use the
following guidelines:
        Do not use a locker not assigned to you or share your locker with others.
        Anything posted in a locker must be able to be removed with ease. Permanent stickers
         are prohibited. Demeaning or sexually oriented items may not be posted in any locker.
      Treat your locker respectfully so others who follow you will have a nice locker.
      Combination locks will be supplied by the school. A $5.00 deposit will be collected from
         each student and will be refunded when the lock is returned.
Locks are required for use in all physical education classes and extra-curricular activities. Locks
are to be checked out through the physical education teacher and/or coach.

                                        INSURANCE
The school district does not provide any type of health or accident insurance for injuries incurred
by students at school. The school has made available to families a limited benefit policy offered
by Student Assurance Services Incorporated.

                                     LOST & FOUND
Lost and found is located by the elementary gym. If an item is lost, report the loss at once. If you
find an item, please bring it to the area down by the elementary gym so the owner may locate the
lost item.




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                         NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
Membership in the National Honor Society is awarded only to students who have been
selected by the Faculty Council for service, character, leadership, school and community
service. To be considered, students must meet the scholarship standards set forth by the
school’s scholarship committee and have earned a minimum GPA of 3.3, be a junior or
senior and submit an application for candidacy. Members must be in good standings to
remain in the organization.

                                 IMMUNIZATIONS
Minnesota state law requires that every student be immunized while in school attendance.
Failure to have the appropriate immunizations may result in disallowing the student to
attend school until appropriate papers have been turned into the nurse’s office.

                                         NURSE
When a student becomes ill during the school day, he/she must have a pass from his/her
teacher to go to the school nurse. Students sent home ill must be signed out by
parent/guardian or an adult designated by the parent and checked out with the high school
secretary. All medications need to be dispensed from the nurse’s office and requires a
physician order for medication and parent authorization form. Forms are available online
at www.pillager.k12.mn.us. Medications to be administered must be provided in an
appropriately labeled container by a pharmacist. Students need a current signed
parent/guardian permission form for non-aspirin (Tylenol). Students not following this
procedure may be marked as unexcused.
Listed below are a few guidelines to ease the decision-making process of whether or not
to send your student to school during or after an illness. The student should stay home
until the following has occurred:
Gastrointestinal illness (vomiting or diarrhea) – 24 hours after the last episode of
vomiting or diarrhea.
Influenza “the flu” – Usually until symptoms are gone and no fever (influenza can most
often be avoided by having a yearly flu shot).
Strep throat – 24 hours after the antibiotics are started and the fever is gone.
Lice – Student is excluded until lice and nits are removed. To return to school,
parent/guardian must bring the student to the nurse’s office prior to entering the
classroom.
Fever – (>100.0) 24 hours after temperature returns to normal.
Ear infection – Student should see a physician.




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                               NURSE CONTINUED
Conjunctivitis (Pink eye) – 24 hours after antibiotics are started.
Impetigo – Exclude from school until verification of treatment and blisters are dry.
Contagious until sores are healed.
Colds – Remain at home if there are symptoms of a fever >100.0, persistent cough, or
more serious symptoms.
Chicken pox – Until all sores are dry and crusted over, usually 6 days (2 doses of the
varicella vaccine or proof of having had the chicken pox is required, unless objection
form filed).
Rash – If cause is not known; see a physician before sending your student to school.

               ADMINISTERING MEDICATIONS IN SCHOOL
It is not the responsibility of the school or its employees to prescribe drugs, medications
or home remedies. Medications should be administered at home under the supervision of
the parent/guardian whenever possible. However, some students require administration
of medications or medical procedures to be performed during the school day. In those
situations the following procedure will be followed.
A Physician Order for Medication and Parent Authorization Form, which has been signed
by the physician and parent/guardian of the student, must be on file with the nurse before
any medication will be dispensed. This authorization must include all of the following:
              Name of the student
              Name of medication
              Dosage
              Route
              Time
              Frequency
              Duration the medication is to be given
              Diagnosis or reason the medication is needed
              Signature of the physician and parent/guardian.

     1. A pharmacist must provide prescription medications to the school in an
   appropriately labeled container. Ask the pharmacist for two bottles, one for the
   home and the other for school. Medication that is to be administered to a student
   during the school day must be brought to the school by the parent/guardian.




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   ADMINISTERING MEDICATIONS IN SCHOOL CONTINUED
Prescription asthma or reactive airway disease medications may be self administered by a
student only if:
              A written authorization from the parent/guardian permitting the student to
               self-administer the medication is on file.
              The inhaler is properly labeled.
              The parent has not requested school personnel to administer the
               medication to the student.
              The nurse has assessed the students knowledge and skills to safely possess
               and use an inhaler the school setting or the parent/guardian submits
               written verification from the prescribing professional that an assessment of
               the students knowledge and skills to safely possess and us an inhaler in a
               school setting has been completed.

   2. Controlled substances (i.e. Ritalin) may not be self-administered.
   3. Over-the-counter medications must be provided in the original labeled container
      by the parent/guardian. Over-the-counter medication will only be administered to
      a student according to the written directions on the container, unless contrary
      written directions from a physician are provided. If there is no specific age-
      appropriate dosage instructions on the container, the medication will not be
      administered unless contrary written directions from a physician are provided to
      the school.
   4. Aspirin or aspirin-containing products will only be administered upon direction
      from a physician.
   5. The district reserves the right to review the continued use of any over-the-counter
      medications, which has been prescribed by a parent/guardian. The district may
      require a physician’s order of continued use of any over-the-counter medication.
   6. When the student no longer needs the use of a medication, the parent/guardian is
      responsible to pickup unused medications from the school. The person picking up
      unused medications must sign for all controlled substances. The school will
      dispose of any unused medications that have not been picked up at the end of the
      school year. A written request from the parent/guardian must be on file if the
      parent chooses the school to dispose of unused medications.

Parents/guardians that request medications to be given to their child during the school
day may get the necessary form at the nurse’s office. For more information, call the
nurse’s office at 218-746-2114.




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 CHANGE OF CONTACT INFORMATION/HEALTH CONDITION
Please notify the high school office immediately upon change of name, address, or
telephone number(s). Health problems or a change in physical condition should be
reported to the nurse.

       PUBLIC SCHOOL NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
The Pillager Public Schools are committed to providing equal education and employment
opportunities to all persons and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed,
religion, national origin, sex, marital status, with regard to public assistance, disability or
any other group or class against which discrimination is prohibited by the Title VI and
VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972,
Minnesota Statutes Chapter 363, and other applicable state or federal laws.

                              STUDENT SCHEDULES
Students have a minimum of six (6) classes per day. Schedule changes will be made for
valid reasons only. A change form should be filled out and signatures obtained. No
changes will be made after the first two days of class.

                                         SAFETY
Safety is extremely important while at school or school functions. Students are to be alert
at all times. All visitors must report to the office to check in. Visitors may include any
person that is not registered for classes at the Pillager High School campus. Name
badges will be issued. Anyone wishing to enter the building once school has started must
use the west side office door nearest the elementary doors in the front of the building
labeled with the letter E. All other doors will be locked during business hours to ensure
the safety of our students. All parents are welcome at anytime. No student may have
visitors during the normal school day unless it is for educational purposes or for family
that has received prior approval from the High School principal. State law requires
students to wear shoes in school and safety glasses in classes that require them. Laser
pointers are a safety hazard and can cause eye damage. Students possessing a laser
pointer may be suspended. Video cameras are used in the school and on busses to record
activities in these areas on an on-going basis. No skateboards are allowed to be used on
school property at anytime.

                           SCHOOL BOARD POLICIES
Detailed copies of all school policies can be obtained online at www.pillager.k12.mn.us.
If you do not have access to a computer, you may request hard copies be sent to you by
calling 746-3772.




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                                STUDENT COUNCIL
The Student Council is an organization through which the students may express their
opinions and participate in the management of school. The council tries to promote
leadership, initiative and student representation. Some of the activities the Student
Council is in charge of include Homecoming, food drive, dances and recommending
changes in student policies.
The Student Council is the student’s voice in the faculty, administration and School
Board functions. Every fall, Student Council members will be elected. The Student
Council officers for the upcoming year will be elected by the existing Student Council
members.

          TELEPHONE MESSAGES/ELECTRONIC DEVICES
Students will not be called out of class except in cases of emergencies. All personal calls
are to be made before school or after school in the office or with advisor/coach that is
supervising the student. Students making improper 911 or other calls will be disciplined
and/or referred to the police.
Cellular phones, beepers, personal radios, listening devices or toys cannot be used in
school. This includes cameras unless so designated as a camera day. Absolutely no
unauthorized videotaping or photographing of students engaged in school activities
will be permitted during the normal school day. This includes academic and non-
academic times. Students that are taking pictures or videos during the day without
express written permission ahead of time from the administration will be suspended
from school. This is a direct invasion of privacy. Depending on the seriousness of
the videotaping, the student may be referred to the school board for expulsion.
Students are reminded that all discipline and school communication regarding events held
at school and participated in at school (i.e. videotapes, pictures, written material, etc.),
may follow you into your years of employment and may adversely affect your chance for
employment. Items that are used during school hours will be confiscated and brought to
the office. Parents will be contacted and items will be held for parents to pick them up.
Messages to students from parents/guardians must be received no later than 2:00
pm to ensure that the students will get the message. Personal computers will not be
allowed in the building.
Cell phone offenses include the following consequences for the 2011-12 school year.
      1st Offense: Parent/guardian may pick up the phone after three school days.
      2nd Offense: BIP, parent/guardian may pick up the phone after seven school days.
      3rd Offense: BIP, school may confiscate phone for remainder of the school year.
      Subsequent Offenses will be dealt with on an individual basis.




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 TELEPHONE MESSAGES/ELECTRONIC DEVICES CONTINUED
Days confiscated will be school days ONLY! Example is if on the 1st offense a student
loses their phone on Thursday, the result will be the phone will be gone Thursday, Friday
and Monday. Parents may pick up the cell phone after school on the day ending the
consequence. Students will not receive their phone over the weekend or vacation days.
Students may not use or have in sight cell phones/electronic devices within the
school building or property at any time during the hours of 8:00 am and 3:15 pm.
Students who have their phone/device confiscated may have data in the
phone/device reviewed. Pillager School assumes no responsibility or risk for theft of
any device or item that was confiscated during the school day. This includes cell
phones, iPODS, MP3 players, cameras, etc. Cell phones are not permitted in
bathrooms or locker rooms at any time.

                                      TEXTBOOKS
Textbooks are distributed free of charge at the beginning of each class, whether it is a
quarter, semester or yearlong class. Students are responsible for these textbooks and will
be charged for lost or damaged text books. This also includes any special equipment
loaned to the student as part of the class.

                   MEDIA CENTER CHECK-OUT POLICY
Media Center materials are to be checked out and returned in seven days. If a patron is
not finished with the item(s) after seven days, he/she should return it to the Media Center
and have the borrowing period extended for an additional seven days. Extended
borrowing periods are allowed only one timer per item.

                            LATE FEES AND RETURNS
Patrons will be charged $10.00 for each library book that has not been returned after 90
days. If a patron pays for a lost book and then finds the book, he/she may return the book
in good condition and request their money back within 30 days.

                SUSPENDED MEDIA CENTER PRIVILEGES
A patron’s Media Center privileges may be suspended if he/she has not returned or paid for late,
lost or damaged items. These privileges include, but are not limited to, checking out library
resources and/or using the computers in the Media Center.

                  SCHOOL ACTIVITY TRANSPORTATION
Students are expected to ride with their team/activity members on school provided transportation
for all school-sponsored activities. Exception may be made prior to the event with pre-approved
parental transportation. Students may ride home with parents/guardians with an approval from
the coach and parent signature on sign-out sheet. No student will be allowed to ride with other
students. There will be no school transportation provided for any co-op sports with Brainerd.




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                INTERNET ACCEPTABLE USE/HANDBOOK
                       ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
This student/parent/guardian handbook is for you to use as a reference guide to our school
policies and rules. You are responsible for knowing what is in the handbook and for knowing the
school policies. Your signature indicates you have received and understand the acceptable use
Internet policy and the student handbook. Failure to return this will make you ineligible for
internet use until the form is returned signed and dated.
Students bringing flash drives to school will need to have them inspected by the technology
coordinator before they can be used in any computer.

     STUDENT INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY USE AGREEMENT
We have read and agree to comply with the terms of the Independent School District 116
Information Technology Use Policy. We understand that if a student violates the terms of that
policy or the directives of a teacher or administrator, he/she may be subject to discipline up to and
including expulsion, as well as civil or criminal penalties that may be imposed by law. Access to
School District’s information resources may be revoked at any time.
We understand that modern information technologies offer a wealth of resources for learning, but
like any tool, may be misused. We agree that the benefits of access outweigh the potential risks
and responsibility for appropriate use falls on the individual user. We agree to hold the School
District harmless for any misuse of its computer systems or any information that may be accessed
through the School Districts information technology. The school will monitor use of these
resources without notice to users.
By signing below we understand that computers are for school use only. If students are in
violation of this, the consequences are as follows:
    1st Offense: Warning
    2nd Offense: 10 Days off of computer
    3rd Offense: Off of computer for nine weeks
    Subsequent offenses at discretion of the school administrators



STUDENTS NAME (PLEASE PRINT)_______________________________

STUDENT SIGNATURE_________________________________________

PARENT/GUARDIAN SIGNATURE_________________________________

STUDENT GRADUATION YEAR_________________________________________




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