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Guam Department of Education

AsTumbo Elementary School

Student-Parent

Handbook

School Year

2012-2013

School Student-Parent Handbook School Year 2012-2013 AsTumbo Elementary School’s Mission Statement: To give

AsTumbo Elementary School’s Mission Statement:

To give our students the opportunity to learn, promote academic and social skills, and provide support to become responsible and productive citizens.

Julie T. Mendiola

Principal

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2 School’s Brief Description: AsTumbo Elementary School is located at 255 Chalan Hachon Street on the
2 School’s Brief Description: AsTumbo Elementary School is located at 255 Chalan Hachon Street on the

School’s Brief Description:

AsTumbo Elementary School is located at 255 Chalan Hachon Street on the beautiful village in Dededo, Guam. Our school first opened its doors in August, 1997. Our average student population totals 530 students per year. We have a multi-cultural community and we cater to students from Pre-Gate thru fifth grade.

Our school is made with the open air concept and each wing is on the ground floor. Each class has the following amenities: central air condition, a front and back door, sink, closet and respective student desk/chair. Some classes have internet connection. We have a well-equipped library with 80% of new edition story books, library computer lab with ten (10) computer stations all having internet connections, and we have the Library World automation system.

Our student support programs/services range from Head Start Program (for students 5 years old), Pre- Gate Program (for students 4 years), English as a Second Language Program (for students who are second language learner), Special Education Resource Room (for special needs students), and the Chamorro Language Program.

AsTumbo Elementary School community had adopted the Success For All Program in 2009. This is a program specifically focused on reading, language arts and math. In addition, we have incorporated the Reponses to Intervention (RTI) Framework. This program assists students who are struggling with their math content area.

To assist our at risk students with homework and in other subject areas (when we have an adequate number of participants), we have the DEED Program. This is our after school program. In addition to assisting our students in their content areas, we expose them to other learning mediums to help them develop, enhance, and increase their skills and academic levels.

As part of our Chamorro language curriculum, we pursued the assistance of Pa’a Taotao Tano to come and teach our students Chamorro cultural dances. In order to accommodate the needs of this program, our Chamorro classes are thirty minutes for each grade level

Our Main Office and regular school hours are from 7:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. daily except for weekends and holidays. Gates close at 5:30 to accommodate our DEED Program. If you would like additional information and/or need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us at 671/635-4363/4.

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Department of Education Calendar SY2012-13

 

August 17, 2012

Friday

TEACHER ORIENTATION

August 20, 2012

Monday

First day of classes/1st Quarter Begins

August 20-30, 2012

Monday - Friday

Head Start Pre-Service Training/Teaching Staff

August 31, 2012

Friday

Head Start Parent-Child Day

September 3, 2012

Monday

LABOR DAY - HOLIDAY

September 4, 2012

Tuesday

Head Start First Day of Class

Setember 21, 2012

Friday

1st Quarter Progress Reports Due

September 17 & 24, 2012

Monday

Head Start Child Assessments (No Head Start Classes)

October 23, 2012

Tuesday

End of 1st Quarter

   

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INSTRUCTIONAL DAYS

October 24, 2012

Wednesday

2nd Quarter Begins

October 29, 2012

Monday

1st Quarter Grades Due (at the end of duty day)

November 1, 2012

Thursday

Head Start Teacher Work Day #1 (No Head Start Classes)

November 2, 2012

Friday

ALL SOULS DAY - HOLIDAY

November 6, 2012

Tuesday

Elementary School/Head Start Parent-Teacher Conference

November 7, 2012

Wednesday

Middle School Parent-Teacher Conference

November 8, 2012

Thursday

High School Parent-Teacher Conference

November 12, 2012

Monday

VETERANS DAY - HOLIDAY

 

Monday -

 

November 19 - 21, 2012

Wednesday

Head Start November Institute

November 22, 2012

Thursday

THANKSGIVING DAY - HOLIDAY

November 23, 2012

Friday

Flexible Makeup Day #1

November 30, 2012

Friday

2nd Quarter Progress Reports Due

December 7, 2012

Friday

OUR LADY OF CAMARIN DAY - HOLIDAY

December 14, 2012

Friday

Head Start Professional/Staff Development Day (No Head Start Classes)

December 24, 2012 - January 4, 2013

Monday -

 

Friday

CHRISTMAS BREAK (January 2, 3, 4, 2013 - Flexible Makeup Days #2, #3, #4)

January 7, 2013

Monday

CLASSES RESUMES

January 16, 2013

Wednesday

End of 2nd Quarter

   

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INSTRUCTIONAL DAYS

January 17, 2013

Thursday

3rd Quarter Begins

January 21, 2013

Monday

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY - HOLIDAY

January 23, 2013

Wednesday

2nd Quarter Grades Due (at the end of duty day)

February 4, 2013

Monday

Flexible Makeup day #5

   

Head Start Teacher Work Day #2 (No Head Start Classes)

February 22, 2013

Friday

3rd Quarter Progress Reports Due

March 1, 2013

Friday

Head start Parent-Teacher Conference (No Head Start Classes)

March 5, 2013

Tuesday

Secondary Schools - Chamorro Language Competition

March 25 - 29, 2013

Monday - Friday

EASTER BREAK (March 25, 26, 2013 - Flexible Makeup Days #6, #7)

   

CLASSES RESUMES

April 1, 2013

Monday

End of 3rd Quarter

     

446 INSTRUCTIONAL DAYS

April 2, 2013

Tuesday

4th Quarter Begins

April 5, 2013

Friday

3rd Quarter Grades Due (at the end of duty day)

April 10, 2013

Wednesday

High School Parent-Teacher Conference

April 11, 2013

Thursday

Middle School Parent-Teacher Conference

April 12, 2013

Friday

Elementary/Head Start Parent-Teacher Conference

April 29 - May 10, 2013

Monday - Friday

SAT10 and Criterion-Reference Testing for Elementary and Secondary Schools

May 3, 2013

Friday

4th Quarter Progress Reports Due

May 20, 2013

Monday

Head Start Teacher Work Day/Assessments (No Head Start Classes)

May 27, 2013

Monday

MEMORIAL DAY - HOLIDAY

June 5, 2013

Wednesday

End of 4th Quarter/Last Day of Classes

June 6, 2013

Thursday

TEACHER WORK DAY

June 7 - 11, 2013

Friday - Tuesday

Flexible Makeup Days #8, #9, #10

   

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INSTRUCTIONAL DAYS

   

SCHOOL VACATION BEGINS

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Guam Department of Education Vision Statement:

“Our educational community Prepares all students for life, Promotes excellence, and Provides support.

AsTumbo Elementary School Song

We can think with our brains, We are SMART! We can feel with our hearts, We all CARE… We can stand so straight and tall… Full of pride we’ll do it ALL, We are students of AsTumbo Yes We Are!!!!!

Together we can build A Great new LIFE, Learning skills and Making Friends, we’ll do what ‘s RIGHT!!!

With our teachers as our guide and our parents by our side, We can find success And hold our heads up high!!!

our side, We can find success And hold our heads up high!!! Principals and school staff
our side, We can find success And hold our heads up high!!! Principals and school staff
our side, We can find success And hold our heads up high!!! Principals and school staff
our side, We can find success And hold our heads up high!!! Principals and school staff

Principals and school staff too, Will be proud of me and you, In AsTumbo we’re prepared with skills for life!!!

By BARBARA MANIBUSAN

(Sung to the theme of: “IF YOU’RE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT CLAPP YOUR HANDS”)

5 AsTumbo Elementary School School Year 2012 - 2013 BELL SCHEDULE 7:00 a.m. 7:00 –
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AsTumbo Elementary School

School Year 2012 - 2013

BELL SCHEDULE

7:00 a.m. 7:00 7:45 7:45- 8:00

8:00 9:45

9:15 9:30 9:45 10:00

Office and Gate Opens Breakfast & Student drop-off (late buses fed regardless) Teachers pick up students.

1 st Academic Block

Kindergarten 5 th grade (Uninterrupted Reading)

Recess - Kinder Recess All Grades

2 nd Academic Block (Respectively)

10:00 10:45 10:00 12:15

10:45-11:30

12:15-1:00

Kinder 2 nd grade 3 rd 5 th grade

LUNCH SCHEDULES

Kindergarten 2 nd Grades 3 rd - 5 th Grades

3 rd Academic Block (Respectively)

11:30 2:00 1:00 2:00

2:00

2:05

2:10

2:15

Kinder 2 nd grade 3 rd - 5 th grade

Dismissal Release Time:

4 th - 5 th grade 2 nd 3 rd grade Kinder 1 st grade Student pick-up

Note: Dismissal areas

Bus = Cafeteria Building; Front gate walkers = I104; Back gate walkers = E106 Car riders: Hallway Café

Respective parents will be called on any remaining students after 2:30 p.m. CPS and/or the Guam Police Department will also be notified on any remaining students after 3:00 p.m.

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PARENTS’ RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS

The Buckley Amendment is a law giving all parents of students under eighteen (18) years of age, and all students over eighteen the right to see, correct and control access to student records. Schools are required to establish written procedures to carry out these rights.

Procedures for Seeing Records To see your child’s records please make an appointment with your child’s teacher, the guidance counselor, or the principal. Not only do you have the right to see your child’s records you also have the right to receive an explanation of any item that you do not understand. (For the safety of all cumulative folders, a school representative will be present at all times.)

Correcting the Records If you think the information is misleading or false, please provide a written explanation of your reason and request for the principal to remove it. If the principal agrees, you don’t have to go any further. If the school official refuses, request a hearing within ten (10) school days.

Controlling Access to the Record The school principal is responsible for the maintenance of these records but delegates this responsibility to appropriate school personnel (i.e. teachers, clerks, school aides and the guidance counselor). School personnel and school district officials have access to these records for purposes of recording information, preparing statistical reports, placing students in appropriate educational sections and for informational use in direct conferences with the student’s parents. If anyone else wishes to review your child’s records, we will contact you and get your permission before releasing any information.

Enforcing Your Rights If the school refuses to let the parent/legal guardian see or correct their child’s records or release information (within a reasonable amount of time) the parent/legal guardian may:

File a complaint with the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare;

Go to court to enforce their rights

For more details in enforcing parents’ rights, please contact the principal or school counselor.

PARENTAL GRIEVANCES

(School Board Policy 830)

1. Discussion with the Teacher Discuss the grievance or complaint with the child’s teacher first. If it is a pupil - teacher problem, the parent/guardian must make an appointment - via the principal’s office, to consult with the teacher at a time which will not interfere with instructional time.

2. Joint Meetings If after consultation with the teacher, the parent or guardian is still not satisfied, he/she may then request a joint meeting with the teacher and the school principal. If, after consultation with the teacher and the principal, the parent or guardian is still not satisfied, he/she may request a joint meeting with the teacher, the principal and the Associate Superintendent of Elementary Education.

3. Appeal to the Superintendent of Education. If the parent or guardian, teacher, principal and Associate Superintendent or Elementary Education are unable to arrive at a satisfactory understanding of the problem involved, the parent or guardian my then appeal, in writing, to the Superintendent of Education.

4. Appeal to the Board of Education. If after a written appeal has been made to the Superintendent of Education and a satisfactory understanding of the problem still cannot be reached, the parent or guardian may submit an appeal, in writing to the Guam Educational Policy Board.

A. The Superintendent of Education will facilitate the appeal to the Board and will notify all persons involved in the case.

B. lf in his/her appeal or complaint, the parent of guardian makes allegation or accusations against the teacher, principal or other staff member, the Superintendent of Education shall be responsible for furnishing a copy of the allegations or accusations to the accused. The teacher, principal or other staff member, if he/she so desires, may submit a written reply or report to the Guam Education Policy Board.

C. All parties to the dispute shall be entitled to a personal hearing before the Guam Education Policy Board. At this hearing, discussion must be limited to the points contained in the written appeal or complaint.

PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT INITIATIVE LEAVE

(Executive Order 98-16)

An employee of the GOVERNMENT OF GUAM who is a parent and who is not otherwise prohibited from such contact with his/her child by order of a court, may use up to four (4) hours every two (2) pay periods to meet with a teacher or other school official concerning the employee’s child’s performance or behavior or to volunteer parental-involvement time at his child’s school.

The four (4) hours every two (2) pay periods may be utilized at the arrangement of the employee with the employee’s supervisor, and may be split into smaller separate segments over the two (2) pay period time frame.

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An employee requesting such leave shall submit a request to his Supervisor in advance, and is required to obtain from his child’s teacher or school official a signed certification that the employee has visited the school for a conference, a function, or as a volunteer to assist in the child’s school activities.

NO GUNS, DRUGS, TOBACCO, or WEAPONS

(Public Law 27-116)

This law cites that there will be NO GUNS, DRUGS, TOBACCO (Smoking), WEAPONS or ALCOHOL PERMITTED ON CAMPUS. Please adhere to these rules for the safety and welfare of everyone on campus. The Guam Police Department will be immediately notified if anyone is found not in compliant with this regulation/law.

anyone is found not in compliant with this regulation/law. School Policies & Procedures Gate Hours: Main

School Policies & Procedures

Gate Hours:

Main entrance gate

7:00 1:30 & 2:15 3:30 (from 1:30 2:15 personnel will monitor gate.)

1:30 2:15 No Privately Owned Vehicle will be allowed to enter/exit main gates for student safety. 7:00 - 8:00 & 2:15 3:00 7:30 - 8:00 & 2:15 2:20

Main exit gate Back gate

Gates, Traffic, Parking, Load/Off-loading Instructions Traffic Instructions:

All incoming traffic – cars/busses/trucks, shall enter through the school’s main entrance gate – See diagram below. All exiting traffic shall exit through the school’s main exit gate – see diagram below.

Parking Instructions:

Parking is only allowed in the green areas see diagram below. (Any cars found parked in any other area(s) will be towed at the owner’s expense.)

There shall be no cars/trucks parked at any time in the red area. This is considered our FIRE LANE. Cars are not to park even with the driver and/or passengers are inside. Cars will be towed away at owner’s expense.

To enter the parking lot from 7:00 8:00 follow traffic flow and enter at the south entrance

From 8:00 1:30 - Enter parking lot from the north entrance

Student(s) Loading/Off-Loading Instructions:

Active Loading and Off-loading area only: In front of the cafeteria building Building J, highlighted in yellow and/or back gate of school (see back gate hours). Vehicle entrance into campus is a single one-way lane.

All buses and cars are to enter through the school’s main entrance. Buses /cars are to drive up to the

cafeteria building and start loading/off-loading as cited in the highlighted areas in yellow =

active load/unloading area, allow students to disembark at the most southern part of the cafeteria building. Five cars can off-load at the same time. As the five cars leave, the next set of cars enters and starts the flow again. This method will speed up the traffic flow, etc. Note: During any school emergencies/drill school personnel will direct traffic.

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EXIT
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Imprudent Driving on Campus

Security

House

EXIT ENTRANCE Imprudent Driving on Campus Security House Imprudent driving on campus: We have seen many

Imprudent driving on campus: We have seen many incidents where parents/guardians were passing other cars on campus or making a u-turn in

front of the cafeteria or main office. This presents a safety hazard for our students, faculty, staff, and other parents/guardians. We would like to

remind everyone that the entrance is one way/ single lane.

activities from the car(s) in front of them. We will forward all license plate numbers to the police on any car seen making any imprudent driving

Remember we all need to ensure the safety of everyone.

In addition, we ask parents/guardians to please wait patiently for the off loading/loading

Parents/guardians, are responsible to advise other family & friends who are picking up your child(ren), regarding these policies/ procedures cited above.

Arrival and Dismissal of Students

AsTumbo Elementary School main gates open at 7:00 a.m. for student arrival and closes at 5:15 p.m. for DEED students. Students may be dropped off starting at 7:00 a.m. and pick-up begins at 2:15 p.m. Car riding students must be picked up no later than 2:30 p.m. School buses will promptly depart from campus at 2:15 p.m. The Guam Police Department and Child Protection Services will be contacted for any students who are remaining after 3:00 p.m.

Teachers will be picking up their students at 7:45 a.m. Teachers will also escort students to their respective dismissal areas starting at 2:00 p.m.

Student Attendance - (Guam Code Annotated #24-142)

Public law requires attendance at school for all students between the ages of six (6) to 16 years. We must work together to ensure that our children are in school each day. Remember that failure to attend school seriously interferes with schoolwork.

Student Registration

Students who are entering for the first time into the Guam Public School System are required to have the following:

A. Identification card

B. A parent or legal guardian registering the student(s);

C. Verification of residency from the village mayor and any one utility bill showing physical home address or Lease Agreement for Rental.

D. Original Birth Certificate or passport that shows the child’s name, birth date, and parent’s name

E. Updated medical shot records;

F. Medical physical examination records.

G. A copy of legal guardianship and/or legal documents whenever applicable.

Any change of address or telephone numbers MUST BE REPORTED TO THE REGISTRATION CLERK immediately. This procedure is important for emergency contact.

Parents are responsible in making PHOTO COPIES of their ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS before turning in REGISTRATION PACKET. All court documents (restraining orders, custody papers, etc.) applicable to the student should be submitted to the office for proper enforcement.

Student Attendance Area (Board Policy 318)

Students are required to attend the school which serves the attendance area which his/her parents/ legal/custodial guardians reside. Students living within the AsTumbo Elementary School district are to be enrolled in this school. When a change of residence places you in another school district, you must transfer to the appropriate school. If you have any questions regarding your school district, please call the school or your village Mayor’s Office.

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Absences (Board Policy 411) Failure to attend school regularly seriously interferes with schoolwork. All students are urged to attend school everyday unless there is a good reason for being absent. The following reasons are considered excused absences: illness of student, medical/dental appointments, death in the immediate family, court appearances, and natural disasters.

Upon returning to school following an absence, an excuse note must be submitted. Students absent from school for 3 or more consecutive days, requires a doctor’s excuse note (Public Law 26-104). All absences without an excuse note, even for one day, will be marked as an UNEXCUSED absence. The note should include the child’s name; date(s) absent; reason for being absent; and the parent’s signature. Habitual or patterned absences will be reported to the school’s truant officer. The truant officer will then follow through with legal court documents that parents must adhere to. Note: If a child is found to have head lice, 2 days is the most the child should be absent. Absences after this will be unexcused.

Tardiness

Any student who arrives to the classroom after 8:00 AM is considered TARDY. Students dropped off late, MUST report to the office to obtain a tardy pass. Parents are encouraged to use the bus system to ensure their child arrives to school on time. Tardiness will be documented and reported. The teacher will contact parents of students having 3 unexcused tardies. School officials will contact parents of students having 3+ unexcused tardies.

Your child will be considered an excused tardy,” when he/she has a medical or dental reason to his/her lateness. However, your child will be given an “unexcused tardy” if there is no document to support his/her being late prior to the start of class. A combination of any three (3) tardies is considered one (1) absence. Any tardy will disqualify a student from the Perfect Attendance recognition.

Withdrawals/Transfers

If you wish to withdraw/transfer your child(ren) from school, please come in and speak with the registration clerk between 8:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. You will be asked to fill out the Withdrawal Request form. PLEASE ALLOW THREE (3) WORKING DAYS FOR PROCESSING. Parents may not hand carry school records from AsTumbo Elementary School.

Student’s Pre-Arranged /Off-Island Absences

The Principal has the authority to approve advanced absence(s) due to off-island reasons. Kindly take note of the following:

Complete a Pre-arranged Off-Island Form and submit it to the Main Office five (5) working days prior to departure. **Submit copies of the airline tickets/itinerary, doctor’s note, etc. (Please read the form for more info.)

The school administration highly considers your child’s teacher’s input on student progress and attendance in determining the approval of the request.

If a child is to be out for a prolonged period (10+ days), he/she may need to withdraw from school. Otherwise a doctor’s certification is required to justify the absence(s).

Students Leaving Campus

Parents picking up students to go off campus for medical or other reasons must sign out their child(ren) in the office campus ledger. Students will be released to parents or authorized persons listed on the Emergency Card only. Parents/authorized persons must furnish a picture identification card to ensure the safety of the students. The office will give the parent /authorized person a “Student Call Out” form. Parents are asked to proceed to their child(ren)’s respective classroom and present the Student Call Out form to the teacher. The teacher will not release any student without a pass/note from the office. Advanced requests (via calls/letters) to teacher to send students to the office prior to sign-out will not be accepted.

Student “In” Transfer

Under no circumstance is a student to be transferred from one room to another without the approval of a school administrator. A master roster of each room is kept in the office and we must know where every student is at all times. The administration considers it their responsibility to transfer a student from one room to another if it is deemed necessary and such a move is in the best interest of the child. Parents will be notified of any classroom reassignments concerning their child.

Student Withdrawal Procedure

If parents need to withdraw their child(ren) during the school year, a Withdrawal Request/Transfer Form must be filled out and signed by a parent/legal guardian in the Main Office. The withdrawal/transfer process usually takes up to 3 days:

The Withdrawal/Transfer Form is given to the teacher.

The teacher will record all necessary grades and attendance information. Teacher will route the Withdrawal/Transfer Form to the Librarian, Nurse (Attach Health Audit), Guidance Counselor, Chamorro Teacher, Special Education, ESL, and GATE (if applicable) for clearance.

After all the signatures are completed, the classroom teacher will turn in the Withdrawal/Transfer Form, workbooks (for students transferring to another public school on Guam) and report card to the main office. The teacher and librarian should also note if there are any textbook or library book missing or damaged. Price for books may be obtained at the Main Office.

If a fine is owed by the child, the Withdrawal/Transfer From will not be cleared, but will be sent along with a note describing the fine, to the office as soon as possible. The Librarian will be responsible for the collection if all Library's fines or charges.

NOTE:

If transfer is effective before the end of First Quarter, there will be no report card only the Withdrawal/Transfer Form.

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Students Leaving Guam Department of Education - Prior to the close of school

Board Policy 339 indicates that students departing the school system up to 15 days prior to the closing of school may be granted full credit. The school should issue to such students a final report card at the time of withdrawal/transfer, the report card should show such information as fourth quarter grades, final grades, credits granted, promotion or retention as applicable. Students who withdraw/transfer from school prior to the completion of the sixth week of the fourth quarter will be given a report card that shows the grades for the first three quarters. The grades for the fourth quarter to date of the withdrawal should be on the transfer form to the receiving school recommending that the student be promoted, retained, or given credit on the basis of work done. The reason for withdrawal, however, must be substantiated.

Student Dress Code (Board Policy 401)

In keeping with the GDOE Vision Statement of preparing all students for life, promoting excellence and providing support, it is recognized that school uniforms enhance the learning environment. Therefore, it is required that all students wear their school uniform daily from Monday through Friday. Students are encouraged to take pride in their uniform and appearance. All uniform shirts should be “tucked in” properly. Uniforms may be purchased at Paul’s at the Micronesian Mall or through Express T-shirt Trading Company (482-4688). You may contact or visit these vendors for more information. Closed-toe shoes are required footwear. This prevents foot injury. Flip-flops (zorries), open-toe shoes/sandals, high heels and roller blades/ heelies are prohibited. Flip-flops are permitted only when it is necessary; example: foot injury. Wearing of any expensive jewelry - earrings, bracelet, rings, necklace with pendant, is highly discouraged. This helps prevent temptation and theft from happening amongst our students. If such jewelry is worn the school will not be held responsible for it being lost, missing or stolen.

Articles Prohibited On Campus

Items which may be hazardous, harmful to others, or which may interfere with school operations are prohibited The following is a list of items that are prohibited: expensive jewelry, electronic games, cassette/CD/DVD players, playing cards, knives, matches/lighters, cigarettes, cameras, roller blades, phones, “Hot Cheetos”, pogs, rubber bracelets, and pagers. Confiscated items will be returned solely to the parents/guardians of the child. All remaining confiscated items will be disposed of at the end of the school year. The school and the Department of Education will not be held liable for any stolen items brought from home to school. We encourage all our parents to speak to their child regarding this matter.

Classroom Visits

Parents who wish to visit their child’s classrooms, are asked to make an appointment with the teacher/office prior to the visit. Visits are only allowed during the teacher’s PREP time for thirty (30) minutes and/or with admin approval. All visitors must abide by the CAMPUS SECURITY PROCEDURES cited below.

Visitors on campus CAMPUS SECURITY PROCEDURES

In order to ensure the safety of all our students, faculty and staff members, we have implemented a Campus Security System here at AsTumbo Elementary School. When on campus, all visitors must abide to the following:

All visitors must proceed to the Main Office to sign-in.

All visitors must provide their identification. Visitors without proper identification will not be allowed on campus.

Visitors must obtain a Campus Pass from the Main Office and keep the pass in their possession at all times.

Visitors are to proceed to and/or remain in the area where they cited they were going to.

All visitors must return the Campus Pass to the school’s Main Office and they are to leave the premises.

Note: Students are not allowed to bring their siblings who are not currently enrolled at this school.

*** If there is a special event on campus, (Ex. - Christmas Program) the students may have visitors. However, after the program, it is the responsibility of the teacher to ensure that all guests leave the campus. *****

Note: The Guam Police Department will be called if any visitors, parents or guardians are found in violation and/or not complying with our Campus Visitors Procedure.

Lost and Found Articles

♦ When articles are found, they are turned in to the office and placed in the lost and found box.

♦ Lost articles may be claimed in the office during recess or before dismissal in the afternoon.

♦ Any articles left after 30 days will be appropriately disposed of.

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11 Breakfast and Lunch Program Parents are asked to complete meal application forms which are given

Breakfast and Lunch Program

Parents are asked to complete meal application forms which are given out each year to the students. The information on these application forms will determine the rate status for school meals. The following is a listing of cost of meals:

 

DAILY RATE

Breakfast

Lunch

Full Price

$0.50

$2.50

Reduce Price

$0.30

$0.40

Students must purchase their meal tickets in the morning in front of the cafeteria. If your child loses their tickets, an I.O.U. notice will be issued. If you have any questions regarding our meal program, please call the school.

Student Verification

Student Verification Forms submitted to the office require a 24 hour turn-around time to be completed. Persons requesting for student verification must provide the forms from the requesting organization. The authorized person is solely responsible for picking up the completed form.

Report Cards & Mid-Quarter Progress Reports

Report cards for Kindergarten 5 th grades are issued at the end of each quarter (four times a year). Mid-Quarter Progress reports will be sent out every mid-quarter. Parents will be asked to sign these slips and return it to their teachers the following day. Conferences with teachers can be arranged with the office if needed.

Textbooks

can be arranged with the office if needed. Textbooks Students will have the opportunity to learn

Students will have the opportunity to learn other content areas. Textbooks are assigned to each student. Before students are allowed to use the textbooks, parents need to complete and return the Textbook Accountability Letter. (This is to ensure that both parents and students are aware of our requirements on the use and care of the book(s).) The books are FREE to use and there is a level of responsibility given to parents and students. Upon receipt of the letter, kindly return the form five (5) days from receipt of the letter(s).

Lost or damaged textbooks need to be paid in full to the school’s main office within five (5) days of receiving your Lost or Damaged Notification from your child’s teacher and/or Main Office.

Bus Transportation

If your child regularly rides the bus to and from school and you wish to have your child ride on a different bus or picked up by car, please send a note

with your request to your child’s homeroom teacher.

No phone calls on any of these changes will be accepted.

Bus Rules

For those students who will be utilizing the government bus system, we also need to implement rules that all students must comply with in order to ensure the safety for all students utilizing the same bus. Please read the following Bus Rules with your child(ren) and kindly elaborate on the need for safety. Students are to:

1. be courteous to the driver, fellow students, and to passerby.

2. remain seated at all times while the bus is in motion.

3. keep their hands, feet, head or objects inside the bus.

4. converse in normal tones - indoor voices. Loud or vulgar language is prohibited.

5. clean up after themselves Pick up their mess/trash and take it home.

6. refrain from any rough playing in the bus or at the bus stops.

7. wait on their side of the bus stop/street until the bus comes and the driver signals them to cross the street.

If any of the Bus Rules are broken, the following consequences are to be adhered to:

broken, the following consequences are to be adhered to: ♦ First Offense: A written or oral

♦ First Offense: A written or oral reprimand by the Bus Driver. A copy of reprimand and charges will be given to the school principal for file.

♦ Second Offense: Forfeiture of school bus use, resume again only after conference between the offender’s parents, principal and bus driver.

♦ Third Offense: Forfeiture of school bus use for balance of the school year.

NOTE:

a. Damaging the bus in any way is prohibited and punishable by loss of use of the bus.

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b. Students/parents are responsible to for any damages done on the bus. Students being transported under the direct authority and responsibility of the bus driver.

c. Bus Drivers have the authority to maintain order of their buses. They do not have authority to exclude a student from riding without due process. The disciplining of students for infractions of bus rules is a responsibility of the bus driver. Such infractions will be documented and a copy will be forwarded to the principal.

Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO)

PTO is comprised of parents and teachers whose objective is to support the school. Meetings are held every last Wednesday of each month at the school’s cafeteria. The projects proposed are in the areas of:

1. Improving curriculum

2. Improving the facilities and maintenance

3. Enhancing the self-esteem of the students, teachers and their families.

The PTO is composed of elected officials. Their focus is on policies and organizations of the PTO. News and updates will be posted in the school’s newsletter. You may also contact the Main Office if you wish to participate, obtain information, and/or support our PTO.

Personal Birthday Party Requests

No Personal Birthday Parties will be approved. This is for the safety and wellbeing of all our students.

This is for the safety and wellbeing of all our students. School Supplies In order to

School Supplies

In order to assist our teachers in educating your child this school year, we humbly
In order to assist our teachers in educating your child this school year, we humbly ask for your support in
providing much needed school supplies. The following is a basic school supply list. (Note: These items may
vary with your child’s teacher.) We humbly ask parents/guardians to kindly replenish your child’s school
supply needs every quarter – when applicable.
6. Scissors
1. Filler Paper/Kindergarten writing papers
7. Folder/binders
2. Pencils – Black/Red
8. School bag
3. Binder

4. Composition Notebooks

5. Crayons/color pencils/markers/glue

9. Pens - verify this item with your child’s teacher

10. White Erasers

School Sponsored Activities, Clubs and Organizations

We encourage all our students to partake in our school’s clubs and organizations. These activities help build good working and learning relationships with other students, faculty and staff members. The following is a listing of the clubs and organizations that exist in our school:

◊ Student Council

Art-a-thon

National Junior Honor Society

◊ Math Olympiads

◊ Spelling Bee

Read-a-thon

Science Fair

4H Club

Rainbows ◊ Island wide essay or drawing contests

Box Tops for Schools

Fund Raising

Your child’s class, clubs, organizations, and grade level will periodically have a fund raising event to cover/defray the cost of planned class/school activity. The parents’ role is a very important part in all our fund raising events. We highly encourage parents of our school to participate and provide assistance in any way possible with these activities. Your child’s teacher will keep you informed on any planned fund raising events. Ultimately, the funds collected will benefit our students.

Ultimately, the funds collected will benefit our students. Student’s Health Cards Every student should have a

Student’s Health Cards

Every student should have a current registration card on file with the student clerk and a current health card on file with the school health counselor. In the event of an EMERGENCY, these cards are vital for our office to contact parents whenever necessary. We ask parents/guardians to keep contact numbers and the health card updated throughout school year.

Fieldtrips and other School Related Activities

Fieldtrips/school activities are considered enrichment to classroom instruction. Students who have been referred to the Principal’s Office for any attendance or discipline problems, repeated and/or major offenses will not be allowed on any fieldtrips/school related activities. All participating students must be current with all their academic requirements and are adhering to all our school/classroom rules. In addition, to ensure the safety, every child participating in the fieldtrips must wear a school uniform and comply with school and classroom rules.

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GENERAL SCHOOL RULES

3 BEHAVIORAL EXPECTATIONS

BE SAFE

BE RESPECTFUL

-Use the playground equipment properly. -Walk always in school, you may run on the playground. -Leave gum, pagers, cell phones, radios, and electronic games at home. -Leave sharp objects, such as pencils, in the classroom. -Leave toy guns, knives, and weapons at home.

-Be kind and courteous to each other. -Keep your hands and feet to yourself. -Walk quietly to and from your classroom. -Have a pass when you are in the hallways. -Follow the directions of all adults working in the school. -Keep the school grounds and building clean. -Take care of school property.

BE RESPONSIBLE -Be at school or class on time. -Bring books and materials needed to school. -Always work to the best of your ability. -Wait patiently for your turn and in line. -Keep body parts and objects to yourself.

turn and in line. -Keep body parts and objects to yourself. Hallway, Playground, Cafeteria, and Restroom

Hallway, Playground, Cafeteria, and Restroom Rules

In order to ensure that all students are safe in our school and in keeping with our 3 Expectations, we are asking our parents and guardians to please review the following rules with our child(ren):

HALLWAY RULES

3 Expectations

Students should:

Safe

Walk on the right side;

Form a single line

Respectful

Walk quietly;

Keep your hands feet and objects to yourself;

Treat everyone with respect; and

Place all trash in trashcans

Responsible

Go directly to your assigned area; and

Hold onto personal property;

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PLAYGROUND RULES

3

Expectations

Students should:

 

Use equipment as directed;

 

Safe

Stay in assigned playground area;

Play safely in designated area;

 

Stay in assigned area during rainy weather.

Show good sportsmanship;

 

Respectful

Listen and follow directions of adults;

Take turns using playground equipment;

 

Keep your hands, feet and objects to yourself.

Line up in assigned area as soon as the whistle is blown;

Drink water and use the restroom before lining up for class;

 

Responsible

Pick up personal property, clean up and throw trash in proper receptacles;

 

Use water fountain for drinking only;

 

CAFETERIA RULES

 

3 Expectations

Students should:

 

Quietly walk in line with your class and wait your turn;

 

Safe

Go to assigned area;

Eat quietly; and

 

Keep your hands, feet and objects to yourself.

 

Keep your hands, feet & objects to yourself;

 

Respectful

Use quiet voices and kind words;

Use proper table manners; and

 

Listen and follow adult instructions.

 

Clean up after yourself and keep area clean;

 

Responsible

Dump your own lunch tray properly;

Walk to assigned area/line/table; and

 

Quietly remain seated.

 

RESTROOM RULES

3

Expectations

Students should:

 

Walk to restroom;

 

Safe

Keep floors dry;

 

Leave as soon as you are finished;

 

Quite voices;

 

Respectful

Flush toilet;

Mind your own business;

 

Use toilet and sink properly;

 

Wash hands;

 

Responsible

Throw trash in trash can;

Use toilet and sink properly;

 

Return back to class;

4 BASIC RESTROOM USAGE RULES

1. Use

2. Flush

3. Wash

4. Go

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Assertive Discipline Program

Our school has an average student population of about 550+ students. Because of this large student count, we need to ensure that every student is provided a safe environment that is harmonious and conducive to quality education. To accomplish this, we have written a discipline program that encourages students to become responsible citizen. If students are to be safe, happy and productive, we as stakeholders must work together to accomplish this goal. Everyone must know, understand their responsibilities and accept them. In doing so, we provide the best possible educational environment for all students.

Parent Responsibilities:

Insist on regular school attendance;

Teach your child(ren) respect for authority;

Teach your child(ren) respect for personal property;

Teach and have your child(ren) perform proper personal hygiene at all times (shower every morning, brush teeth, comb hair, etc. prior to coming to school);

Ensure that your child(ren) wear clean uniform/clothes daily to school;

Know and understand the rules of the school;

Be involved by attending parent/teacher conferences and school functions; and

Be sure your child(ren) is ready to learn by:

a. having a good night’s rest;

b. providing needed school supplies;

c. bringing your child(ren) to school on tine if private transportation is used;

Student Responsibilities:

Attend school regularly;

Be on time and ready to learn;

Respect authority; and

Follow school and classroom rules.

authority; and  Follow school and classroom rules. STUDENT DISCLPLINE The Department of Education had approved

STUDENT DISCLPLINE

The Department of Education had approved a district wide discipline plan for all grade level schools to follow. To inform our parents/guardians, we have provided the following brief description on the different levels of infractions, definitions and consequences that are defined within our GDOE Discipline Guidelines. For more information, please refer to our Department of Education Web Site at GDOE.NET

Level of Offenses:

 

4 minor classroom infractions;

Abusive Language/Gestures/Profanity

Disruptive behavior

Tardy (3 unexcused) (BP 411)

Level 1

Dress Code Violation (BP 401)

Endangers Horse playing/Sparing

Technology violation

Found Off Limit Area

 

Littering

Inappropriate Touch

Public Display of Affection

 

3 major level 1 infractions

Physical Aggression

Defiance/Disrespectful/Insubordation

Deceptive Behavior

Property Damage

Theft

Level 2

Instigating a fight

Use/Poss./Dist. of Contraband

Reckless Conduct

Forgery

 

Gambling

Use/Poss./Dist. of Unauthorized Medium

Obscenity

Skipping

Academic Dishonesty

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3 total level 1 & 2 infraction

Bullying

Cyber bulling/sexting

Use/poss./Dist. of tobacco product

Use/poss./Dist. of alcohol products

Use/poss. of Combustibles

Vandalism Property Damage

Terroristic Conduct

Arson Property Damage

Use/poss./Dist. of Weapons

Level 3

Intoxication

Endangers Fighting

Assault/Battery

Assault/Battery of Employee

 

Endangers Rioting (4 of more individuals)

Use/poss./Dist. of Contraband/Drugs

Use/poss./Dist. of Inhalants

Extortion

Use/poss./Dist. of Firearms/Explosives

Graffiti Property Damage

Sexual Harassment

Sexual Assault

Left Campus without Permission

DATA Dictionary:

 

Discipline Subtype / Problem Behavior

Board Policy & Guam Code Annotated

 

Level of

Code

PowerSchool

SWIS

 

DEFINITIONS

Severity

2

Abusive / Profanity

InappLang

BP 400

Verbal or written messages that is offensive and

L1

inappropriate.

 

3

Physical Aggression

PhysAgg

BP 400; BP 405

Student engages with others or self in actions involving physical contact where injury may occur.

L2

4

Defiance / Disrespect / Insubordination

Def/Disresp

BP 400; BP 405

Does not comply with adult direction; refusal to follow

L2

direction.

 

5

Deceptive Behavior

Lying/Cheat

BP 400; BP 405

Falsifying information to school personnel. Serving as an accomplice to illegal acts or behaviors that violate school rules. Any fraudulent use of material/information/graphics/electronics for the purpose to gain academic grade or credit.

L2

6

Harassment /Bullying

Harass/Bully

BP 400; BP 405; BP 409 & 17 GCA 3112.1 (a)

These behaviors include: physical, verbal, relational, exclusion, harassment and/or obscene pictures, graffiti or written notes which are meant to place others in fear of their safety, loss of dignity or have the effect of demeaning them based on their race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or other personal characteristic. Bullying behavior components:

L3

aggressive behavior that involves unwanted, negative actions;

a.

b. involves a pattern of behavior repeated over time; and

c. involves an imbalance of power or strength

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Disruptive Behavior

Disrupt

BP 400;

Behavior causing an interruption/distraction from instructional time or other regularly scheduled activity.

L1

       

Delivers threats, intimidation and/or disrespectful

 

BP 379; BP 400; BP 406; BP 409

messages via any form of electronic transmission that includes but not limited to: Disrespectful messages place others in fear of their safety, loss of dignity or have the effect of demeaning them based on their race, religion,

&

color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or other personal characteristic. Cyberbullying is bullying through the email, instant messaging, (IMing), chat room exchanges, Web site posts, or digital messages or images send to a cellular phone or

Cyberbullying:

17 GCA §

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Cyberbullying / Sexting

Harass/Bully

3112.1

(a)

L3

Sexting: 9 GCA

28.100

and

personal digital assistant (PDA) (Kowalski et al. 2008).

28.101

Cyber bullying, like traditional bullying, involves:

and

 

a. an imbalance of power

http://olweus.org

b. aggression

c. negative action that is often repeated

Sexting behavior components include:

 

a.

aggressive behavior that involves unwanted,

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negative actions and/or material that are sexual in nature

 

b.

involves the use of electronic device(s) or digital means to transmission

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Property Damage

PropDam

 

Activity that results in destruction or disfigurement of public and personal property with a value of less than

L2

 

BP 400;BP 405; BP 600

$25.00.

11

Theft

Theft

BP 400; BP405

Possession of having passed on or being responsible for removing someone else's property.

L2

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Dress Code Violation

Def/Disresp

BP 400; BP 401

Not dressed in compliance with school dress code policy.

L1

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Use/Poss. of Combustibles

Combust

BP 400; BP 405

Use of/possession of / distribution of / intent to distribute any substance, object or device readily capable of causing bodily harm and/ or property damage on school property or school events.

L3

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Property Damage:

Vandalism

BP 400; BP 405;

Activity that results in destruction or disfigurement of property that results with a value of $25.00 or more. In the

L3

Vandalism

 

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GCA 34.50

case of a minor, the parents or the legal guardian shall be jointly and severally liable with the minor for the payment of all fines.

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Terroristic Conduct

BombTht

BP 400; BP 405

Threats to commit any crime of violence with intent to cause evacuation of a building, place of assembly; or

L3

&

9 GCA 19.50

facility of public transportation, or otherwise to cause serious public inconvenience, or in reckless disregard of the risk of causing such inconvenience

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Property Damage: Arson

Arson

BP 400; BP 405; BP 425 and 9 GCA §34.20

Malicious burning of property on or near campus, or at school event.

L3

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Use/Poss. of Weapons

Weapons

BP 400; BP 405; BP 425

Use of/possession of / distribution of / intent to distribute any weapon representation/simulation thereof, or other objects readily capable of causing bodily harm, on school property or school events.

L3

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Endangers: Fighting

Fight

BP 400; BP 405; BP 471

2 - 3 students engage in actions involving serious physical contact where injury may occur.

L3

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Endangers: Horse Playing /Sparring

PhysAgg

BP 400; BP 405

Engages in inappropriate physical contact where injury may occur.

L1

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Endangers: Instigating a Fight

Disrupt

BP 400; BP 405

Behavior that provokes or may lead to physical contact.

L2

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Assault/Battery

Fight

BP 400; BP 405; BP 471 and

Violent behavior that causes fear and/ or bodily harm towards others.

L3

 

9

GCA 19.30

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Assault / Battery to Employee

Fight

BP 400; BP 405; BP 471 & 9 GCA §19.20

Violent behavior that causes fear and/ or bodily harm toward an employee.

L3

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Technology Violation

TechVio

BP 400; BP 379; BP 406

Engages in inappropriate use of any type of electronic device (as defined by school/handbook).

L1

 

Use/Poss. /Distribution of Contraband

Other

 

To possess, consume, distribute or intend to distribute inappropriate substance, material, device or representation/simulation thereof.

 

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Behavior

 

BP 400

L2

   

Other

 

BP 400; BP 435; BP 440

Engages in serious behavior with disregard to one's or other's safety or involving conduct where injury may occur.

 

50

Reckless Conduct

Behavior

L2

     

BP 400; BP 471

Written or verbal threat(s) requiring payment of money, product or service from another to deter future violence.

 

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Extortion

Harass/Bully

&

9 GCA 40.10 and 40.20

L3

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Use/Poss. of Firearm /Explosives

Combust

BP 400; BP 405; BP 425; BP 471

To possess, use, distribute or intend to distribute

Firearm/Explosives or representation/simulation thereof.

L3

&

9 GCA 16.10

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Found Off-Limit Area

Out of Bounds

 

BP 400

Student is in an unauthorized or unsupervised area, as defined by the school.

L1

     

BP 400;BP 405

Engages in defacing school or personal property using any type of medium, device or item.

 

70

Property Damage: Graffiti

PropDam

&

9 GCA 34.70

L3

(b)

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Poss./Use of Unauthorized Medium

Other

 

BP 400 & 9

Use of/possession of / distribution of / intent to distribute any medium that is not used pursuant to label instruction, to deface or destroy school or personal property.

L2

Behavior

GCA

34.70 (d)

75

Littering

Def./Disresp

 

BP 400

To throw or leave trash without properly disposing in the identified bin(s).

L1

80

Sexual Harassment

Harass/Bully

BP 400; BP 405; BP 409 & Office of Civil Rights Title IX

To deliver unwelcomed sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature.

L3

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Other

 

Any sexual or intentional touch that is unwanted, unwarranted or makes others uncomfortable.

 

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Inappropriate Touch

Behavior

BP 400

L1

84

Obscenity

Harass/Bully

BP 400; BP 409

Inappropriate or disrespectful physical gestures, verbal or written messages/graphics that are offensive or sexual in nature.

L1

95

Left Campus without Permission

Skip

BP 400; BP 440

Unauthorized departure from school premises/activity/fieldtrip.

L3

99

Skipping

Skip

BP 400; BP 411; BP 440

Student leaves class/activity without permission or fails to attend class.

L2

   

Lying/

 

Any fraudulent use of material/information/graphics/electronics for the purpose to gain academic grade or credit.

 

AD

Academic Dishonesty

cheating

BP 400

L2

Consequences:

 

INTERVENTION/CONSEQUENCE ASSIGNED

)Conference with Student (3)/( )Warning(14)/( )Reprimand(15) Loss of Privileges (2) Parent Contact (4) Date:

(

(

)3 - 5 Days Student Placed on Contract (23)

 
 

From:

To:

 

Referral to Counselor (13) Date:

(

)1 - 3 Days: ( ) Detention (80) or ( ) Work Detail (24)

 

From:

To:

(

) Other: (use only interventions/consequences that are in the DOE DDD) Specify:

(

) 3 - 5 Days: ( ) Lunch Detention (80) or ( ) Work Detail (24) Mandatory Parent Conference (17)

 

Date:

Time:

 

Referral to Counselor (13) Date:

 

2

weeks Student Placed on Contract (23) From:

To:

 

(

) 5-10 Days: ( From:

) Lunch Detention (80) or ( To:

) Work Detail (24) Return:

Referral to Counselor (13) Date:

 

3

weeks Student Placed on Contract (23) From:

To:

 

(

)

1 - 3 Days:

(

) Parent Shadowing (48)/ (

) Suspension (30-32)/

(

) In School Suspension (37-42)

 
 

From:

To:

Return:

 

Referral to Counselor (13) Date:

 

4

weeks Student Placed on Contract (23) From:

To:

 

(

) Other: (Use only interventions/consequences that are in the DOE DDD) Specify:

(

) 3 - 10 Days: ( ) Parent Shadowing (48) or ( ) Suspension (30-32) /

(

) In School Suspension (37-39)

 
 

From:

To:

Return:

 

Mandatory Parent Conference (17) Date:

Time:

Referral to Counselor (13) Date:

 

4

weeks Student Placed on Contract (23) From:

To:

 

(

) 5 - 10 Days: ( ) Parent Shadowing (48) or ( ) Suspension (31-36) /

(

) In School Suspension (41-46)

 
 

From:

To:

Return:

 

Mandatory Parent Conference (17) Date:

Time:

Referral to Counselor (13) Date:

 

6

weeks Student Placed on Contract (23) From:

To:

 

(

)

10 Days: ( From:

) Parent Shadowing (48)/ ( To:

) Suspension (36) Return:

Mandatory Parent Conference (17)

 

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Date: Time: Referral to Counselor (13) Date: 8 weeks Student Placed on Contract (23) From:
Date:
Time:
Referral to Counselor (13) Date:
8 weeks Student Placed on Contract (23)
From:
To:
DAC Hearing: Date:
Time:
(
) Other: (Use only interventions/consequences that are in the DOE DDD)
Specify:
(
)
Referral to Another Agency (22) Specify:
Service Call #
Pol. Off. Name:
Case #

Note: As per the Office Discipline Referral (ODR) Form, “The consequences in each level are progressive in nature but may not be administered in the order presented; other incidences/consequences are allowable in respective levels. SEE DISTRICT DISCIPLINE DICTIONARY.”

respective levels. SEE DISTRICT DISCIPLINE DICTIONARY .” Student Support Services School Guidance Counselor What The

Student Support Services

School Guidance Counselor

What The COUNSELOR Can Do For You:

As part of the support staff at AsTumbo, your child’s School Counselor is professionally trained to assist student’s learning. Your school counselor:

Works with individuals and groups.

Performs classroom guidance.

Reviews test results to understand your child’s progress and ability.

Your Counselor is:

Helping children cope with emotional crisis.

Helping children get along with others.

Encouraging students to recognize and make the best use of their abilities.

Helping students overcome learning problems.

Preventing major problems before they occur.

problems.  Preventing major problems before they occur. More importantly, your school counselor works to enhance

More importantly, your school counselor works to enhance your child’s self esteem. Why is this so important? Self-esteem is the first step upon which all human success is built. It is the most effective preventative for any serious emotional, behavioral or learning problem. It is the key to a happy and successful life. These are the things we all want for our children. They are also the reason your school counselor is here.

School Health Counselor (Nurse)

Our school’s nurse is available to assist our students with any ailment they may encounter while in school. They have the same hours as teachers. They are available from 7:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. daily. They perform the following:

Vision, hearing, dental and lice checks annually. Your child’s teacher will be notified of concerns.

Dispenses prescription medication only after parents has completed the required form. All prescription medication is to be stored in the nurse’s office. In the nurse’s absence an administrator will administer the medication. Teachers are not to administer medication.

Investigates student referrals: If a child exhibits classroom problems, they may be related to health problems, vision, hearing, dental, hyper activity, physical and emotional difficulty at home.

Serves as a resource person for coordination with other agencies, and community resources.

Monitors health & hygiene of students and takes appropriate action.

Parent-Family-Community Outreach Program

The mission of the Parent-Family-Community Outreach Program is to provide schools and families with adequate support in meet the varied needs of children in the most effective manner and to promote the importance of parental involvement in education. The program consists of a Social Worker and a Community Program Aide. It is designed primarily to provide services to students and families of the Free Associated States of Micronesia and the Marshall Islands. However, services can be extended to other students requiring services as deem appropriate by the Outreach Team.

SCHOOL PROGRAMS and SERVICES

Library

The library is open throughout the school day. It may be closed occasionally for special activities. Each class has at least one library period a week with a minimum of thirty minutes. Books must be returned before students may borrow again. The following are allowable book allowance per grade level:

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BOOKS ALLOWED

Kindergarten - 1 st Grade

- 2 nd - 4 th Grade -

- “Extra books can be allowed for special reports projects, or research with teacher knowledge and approval.

5 th Grade

One (1) when they can properly write their name. One (1) (Two (2) when responsibility is shown.) Two (2) Three (3) --- (Four (4) if needed with teacher approval)

(2) Three (3) --- (Four (4) if needed with teacher approval) LOST BOOKS Students are responsible

LOST BOOKS

Students are responsible for the books checked out. Students with overdue books may not check out additional books. Overdue notices will be sent home via the student and must be taken care of the next day. All library fees and repayment of books are to be paid with the Librarian. Lost or damaged books must be paid for in cash and at its cost which is the book price.

D.E.E.D. Program

When enrollment warrants, AsTumbo Elementary School has an extended day program (DEED) designed to provide educational and supervision for elementary school-age children of working single parents and two-parent families where both parents work. The program is designed to operate after regular school until 5:30 p.m. A $5.00 charge for every fifteen (15) minutes (after 5:30) is charged for any students picked up after 5:30 p.m. There is a fee of $75.00 per quarter per child. **Fee is subject to change** All D.E.E.D. payments are to be made at the Bank of Guam. Parents need to obtain the quarterly payment slip from the DEED coordinator prior to making any payment(s).

G.A.T.E. Program (Gifted and Talented Education) Students meeting the criteria will receive additional enrichment in all content areas.

How is a student identified as GIFTED?

NOMINATION by teachers, counselors, parents, peers throughout the year.

NATIONAL STANDARDLZED ACHIEVEMENT TEST SCORE minimum norm composite score required (80 percentile).

TEACHER Rating SCALE in these characteristic areas: Motivational, creativity, leader, communication, and planning.

PARENTAL PERMISSION FOR TESTING

Head Start

A Federally funded pre-school program for students who meet the established criteria is housed at AsTumbo Elementary School.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Program

Identification When parents or guardian adults register or transfer their children to a public school, a Home Language Survey is filled out. Any language answer other than English means the student will be assessed, monitored, and/or serviced by the ESL program of the school. ESL is a federally funded program that supplements the general curriculum in teaching language arts skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing, and comprehension) to English language learners (ELLs).

Assessment The Language Assessment Scale (LAS Links) is a language proficiency test used by GDOE to determine students’ abilities in English when their primary language is other than English. LAS Links is administered to observe and report gains in speaking, listening, reading, writing, and comprehension. It has been developed by CTB/McGraw-Hill publication to meet the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) requirements for testing ESL students in English proficiency.

English Language Proficiency The scale scores and proficiency levels derived from the LAS Links test provide the following:

Speaking, Listening, Reading, and Writing scores are combined into an Overall Proficiency Level

Comprehension level is taken from parts of Reading and Listening

Oral proficiency is determined from listening and speaking combined

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There are five levels of English Proficiency according to LAS Links. ESL students who achieve proficiency levels of 1,

2, and 3 are eligible to receive direct service from the ESL program because they are considered English language

learners

.

Proficiency Level 5 (Above Proficient)

Proficiency Level 4 (Proficient)

Proficiency Level 3 (Intermediate)

A level 3 student is developing the ability to communicate effectively in English across a range of grade-level contexts.

Errors interfere with communication and comprehension.

Proficiency Level 2 (Early Intermediate)

A level 2 student is developing the ability to communicate in English within the school context.

Errors impede basic communication and comprehension.

Proficiency Level 1 (Beginning)

A level 1 student is beginning to develop receptive and productive uses of English in the social and school contexts.

Comprehension may be demonstrated by the student nonverbally, or through the native language rather than in English.

Available ESL Program Options Our school provides the following programs:

Pull-Out Program This is a direct service program that combines English language learners from different grade levels for intensive English language instruction. ESL students who have beginning or early intermediate proficiency levels are prioritized to be in the pull-out program provided by ESL certified teachers.

Sheltered Elementary In this direct service program, ESL students are taught by ESL teachers who make the appropriate modifications to the regular curriculum to ensure that the material presented is comprehensible to the English language learners.

Consultation This program option facilitates communication between the ESL teachers and the homeroom

teachers to ensure that instruction in the regular classroom is modified to meet the language and academics needs of ESL students. Homeroom teachers implement and complete the Semester Modifications to monitor the progress of ESL students.

Other When the Individualized Education Program (IEP) of SPED-LEP students does not indicate a need for ESL services, those students will be classified under this program type.

Follow Up Follow Up is a designation for ESL students with Parental Waivers, or who have met all criteria for exit, or who are exempted from LAS Links testing.

Notification to Parents A Notice of Eligibility will be given upon registration or sent home informing parents or guardian adults that their children are monitored and/or serviced by the school’s ESL program.

Special Education

The federal government has mandated that main streaming will occur in all schools. Main streaming relates to the concept of "least restrictive alternative". This means that a child, considering the nature and degree of any disability(s) he/she may have, is to be mainstreamed into all areas of school life with their peers without disabilities to the extent that he/she is able to function successfully. He/she is not to be restricted to any special classroom environment, i.e. a Special Education classroom except as it is considered essential to his/her development. For the most part, all students identified as a child with a disability will be placed in regular classrooms. They will be "home based" in these classrooms. Our Special Education classrooms are Resource Rooms. When the Individual Educational Plan (I.E.P.) Team determines that a child will be successful in the Special Education classroom, the child may spend up to 300 minutes a day in the Resource Room - depending on his/her Individual Educational Plan (I.E.P.). If a child displays sufficient progress, the I.E.P. team can determine that the child could be returned full-time to a regular classroom.

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EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Emergency Closing of School

This would apply in all instances where pre-planning is not possible: i.e. loss of water, a natural disaster or other quick developing emergency situations. Upon these situations, we will require for AsTumbo Elem. to close. Once the department decides to close the school,

The office will:

• coordinate evacuation/dismissal with GDOE-Central Office;

• update the media with closing schedules and procedures;

• arrange for bus transportation for all bus riding students; and

• contact parents of students by phone - who are car riders, to pickup students.

students by phone - who are car riders, to pickup students. Emergency drills will be held

Emergency drills will be held periodically within the school year. This is to ensure that all parents, guardians, faculty, staff and students know what the fire, earth quake, typhoon procedures are. The following are the basic emergency drills that our school’s faculty, staff and students must follow:

Fire/Bomb/Evacuation Drills

Evacuation:

1. All pupils, teachers and staff are required to evacuate the building in an expeditious and orderly manner to the place indicated on the Evacuation Chart.

2. Everyone will remain outside until the clear signal is given to return back into the classroom/campus.

Earthquake Procedures

Drills will be scheduled with notice to the faculty. The usual signal is a series of short bells. Following the teacher’s command, students will:

bells. Following the teacher’s command, students will: 1. Immediately TAKE COVER under desks or tables. HOLD

1. Immediately TAKE COVER under desks or tables. HOLD the legs of the desk or table and TURN AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

2. Remain in sheltered position for at least 60 seconds.

3. Be silent and listen to instructions.

During the earthquake drill, teachers will:

1)

Take cover.

2)

Talk calmly to students.

3)

Review procedures for evacuating the classroom.

4)

Listen for the Fire/Evacuation signal

5)

Evacuate classroom to the assigned safe area of the school

6)

Take roll call of students

7)

Report to faculty of class status.

of students 7) Report to faculty of class status. In case of a real earthquake, wait

In case of a real earthquake, wait at least 5 minutes to be certain the shaking has stopped. Evacuate the building as in the drill earlier if signaled. Should there be injury involved with any student, the teacher is to wait until evacuation signal is issued to proceed in assisting the injured person/student and call for assistance.

Typhoon Procedures (Guam Homeland Security/Office of Civil Defense)

CONDITION OF READINESS (COR)

(COR 4) - Normal (COR 3) - No Action (COR 2) - Action is required

If COR 2 is declared when school is in session, the following procedures shall be observed:

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For Students:

a. Students not normally transported by buses shall be dismissed immediately. b. Transportation officials will send school buses to the schools. c. As soon as buses arrive the children who are normally transported by bus shall be sent d. Car riders will be released as soon as parents/guardians arrive.

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To Parents/Guardians:

1. Listen to the radio/media for any news on the storm updates

2. If your child(ren) is/are car riders, please arrange to pick up your child ASAP at school. (Campus officials need to return back into the school to secure the school for the impending storm.)

3. If your child(ren) is/are bus riders, please be home to receive your child(ren) or make the necessary arrangements for someone to greet them when they get home.

4. Listen to the radio/media for any news on when the school will open.

**NOTE: Procedures vary with each incident. Please LISTEN to the radio for details**

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AsTumbo Elementary School AWARDS CRITERIA

SY2010-2011

Awards

Criteria

 

must acquire cumulative highest grade point average(GPA) at respective grade level ;

must be at or above grade level in Reading (SFA);

PRINCIPAL’S AWARD

all Es on Character Development as a final grade;

may have 2s or 3s on Performance Level;

must have no discipline referrals;

no attendance problems

 

must acquire a 90% and above cumulative grade point average (GPA);

must be at or above grade level in Reading (SFA);

A Honor Roll

may have 2s or 3s on Performance Level;

have Es or Ss on Character Development;

 

must have no discipline referrals;

no attendance problems

 

must acquire an 80% and above cumulative grade point average (GPA);

must be at or above grade level in Reading (SFA);

B Honor Roll

may have 2s or 3s on Performance Level;

have Es or Ss on Character Development;

 

must have no discipline referrals;

no attendance problems

 

must acquire an 80% and above cumulative grade point average (GPA);

SCHOLASTIC AWARD

may have 2s or 3s on Performance Level;

have Es or Ss on Character Development;

 

must have no discipline referrals;

no attendance problems

PERFECT ATTENDANCE AWARD

Be Present at school every single day; NO tardy, NO ½ days *Must be present for the total number of school days = 180 DAYS (Perfect is Perfect)

MOST IMPROVED ACADEMICS

Students who have shown significant growth in academics throughout the school year.

MOST IMPROVED

 

BEHAVIOR

Students who have shown significant growth in behavior throughout the school year.

CITIZENSHIP

Students who possess the qualities of a good citizen and have shown exceptionally good behavior throughout the school year; E’s on ALL Character Development as a final grade.

PARENT PARTICIPATION

Given to parents who have assisted and supported in the classroom or various school activities, for parents who performed services over and beyond classroom and school duties and responsibilities.

AWARDS BY SUBJECT or OTHER AWARDS

These awards are to be given in the classroom, including Chamorro. i.e.) Good Attendance, Spirited Award, Neatness Award, Kindness Award, Club Participation Award, etc.

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