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Dear Students and Parents,On behalf of the Campus Director, teachers, and other school staff, welcome! We wish this year to be anespecially productive experience for each student. For this to happen, we all have to work together: students,parents, and staff. This Parent/Student Handbook (“Handbook”) is designed to help us accomplish that goal.This Handbook contains information that both students and parents need for reference during the schoolyear.
Throughout this Handbook you will notice symbols that indicate whether a policy applies onlyto students at certain grade levels. “[E]” applies to grades K-5, “[M]” applies to grades 6-8, and “[H]”applies to grades 9-12. If there is no symbol next to a statement, then it applies to ALL STUDENTS.
We have attempted to make the language as straightforward as possible; however, a couple of wordsshould be defined. Please be aware that the term “parent” is used to refer to the parent, legal guardian, orother person who has agreed to assume a school-related responsibility for a student. Also, the term “campus”is used to refer to school property as well as the geographic area within 300 feet of school property asmeasured from any point on the real property boundary line. Thus, to prohibit an activity on “campus” is toprohibit the activity on school property and within 300 feet of school property.This Handbook is divided into six sections. The first section includes general information regardingschool policy and procedures. The second section provides important health and safety information. Thethird section provides information about academics and grading. The fourth section is the Student Code of Conduct. Both students and parents need to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct, which is requiredby state law and intended to promote school safety and an atmosphere for learning. In addition to itsinclusion in this document, it is also posted on the school website. The fifth section is especially for parents,with information regarding parental rights. Finally, the sixth section contains important notices regardingstudent information, computer resources, electronic communication devices, and the school grievance policy.This Handbook, which was adopted by the Board of Trustees on July 20, 2011, is designed to be inharmony with Board Policy. Please be aware that this Handbook is updated yearly, while policy adoption andrevision may occur throughout the year. Changes in policy that affect Handbook provisions will be madeavailable to students and parents through newsletters, the school website, and other communications.
Incase of conflict between Board Policy and any provision of this Handbook, the provision that was most recently adopted by the Board of Trustees will be followed.
Please review this entire Handbook and keep it as reference during this school year. Please take the timeto look over the information provided. If you have any questions about the material in this Handbook, pleasecontact your Campus Director. Understanding this information will assist you in the path to success.Sincerely,Charles Cook Superintendent