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2013 - 2014
437 Main Street Medford, M 021!! 7"1-3"3-2343 7#1-3"3-0$"" %fa&' ((()*edford)k12)*a)us
Administrative Program Director ecretary Ad$ustment Counselor Ad$ustment Counselor 'eacher 'eacher 'eacher 'eacher Para+professional Para+professional Custodian
Anthony Volpe Martha McCarthy !ance "od#io %ate &ossi Dave DiMattia Paul (urd Mary Monteiro )ustin Moyer Danielle Di*raia andra *inn *red 'o,er
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&oy -elson -everly 4elson %athy Medaglio uperintendent of chools Deputy uperintendent Director of Pupil ervices firstname.lastname@example.org /01+121+2332 .email@example.com /01+121+2153 firstname.lastname@example.org /01+121+2222
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Mayor Michael ). Mc6lynn Chairperson City (all Medford7 MA 82199 /01+125+99887 e:t. 380 Mr. )ohn *alco Vice Chairman 121 *ulton pring &oad /01+129+1228 falcoformedford@veri#on.net Mrs. Paulette Van der %loot ecretary 135 Pine &idge &oad /01+300+1155 email@example.com Mrs. Ann Marie Cugno 0/1 *ells,ay /01+125+1/01 firstname.lastname@example.org Mrs. ;rin Di-enedetto 21 Dear.orn treet /01+293+8829 email@example.com Mr. 6eorge carpelli 2/ -utler treet /01+125+1122
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2.2-,1SC/1M12 T1.2 3.01C4 'he Medford Pu.lic chools insures against discrimination in education programs and employment on the .asis of race7 color7 se:7 religion7 national origin7 se:ual orientation and disa.ility.
Medford 3ublic Schools Mission State*ent
The Medford Public Schools is a caring educational partnership of school, family and community designed to ensure that all students are afforded a safe and healthy learning environment in which they develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to reach their full academic and personal potential. This partnership is dedicated to providing all students with a 21st century education that will enable them to be life long learners and contributors to a diverse and rapidly changing world.
Medford High School Mission State*ent
At Medford (igh chool7 caring educators empo,er all students to reach their potential as learners. 'o fulfill that mission7 the school community is committed to colla.oration7 engagement7 and personali#ation. 'hese core .eliefs a.out teaching and learning drive the curriculum7 instruction and assessment practices in every Medford (igh chool classroom7 as ,ell as the programs of the school. =n a culture of e:cellence7 parents7 teachers7 administrators and staff not only set high e:pectations for students7 .ut also offer them appropriate levels of motivation and support. Medford (igh chool is a community of lifelong learners ,ho respect diversity and are actively involved in the life of the school7 ,hich offers physical safety7 emotional security and ,ell+.eing. As a result7 graduates of Medford (igh chool .ecome responsi.le citi#ens and contri.utors to their community7 their nation7 and a glo.+al society.
Curtis Tufts High School Mission State*ent
'he Curtis 'ufts provides an educational and therapeutic e:perience for high school age students. ;nrolled students ac>uire a 21st century education ,ithin a small7 supportive learning community7 promoting academic7 social and emotional confidence. tudents transition as productive7 healthy contri.utors to the society in ,hich they live.
.55ortunities for 3arent 1n6ol6e*ent at the Curtis
1. Come in and meet ,ith the team of people ,orking ,ith your child
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At the yearly team meeting ?hen your child seems to .e struggling at school. ?hen your child is struggling at home.
2. )oin us for our parent group. ?e offer an 0+,eek cycle in the fall7 and an 0+,eek cycle in the spring. ?e meet to share our ,orries7 our ideas7 and our successes@ "ou can $oin us for any and all meetings. 1. )oin us for our >uarterly Parent Advisory Council. PurposeA • Adopting educational goals for the school that are consistent ,ith local and state policies<standards. • =dentifying the educational needs of C'( students • &evie,ing the annual school .uilding .udget BMarch meetingC. • *ormulating a school improvement plan. 3. )oin us for the Curtis 'ufts 6raduation. 9. Call your childDs ad$ustment counselor ,hen something is going on in your childDs life that ,ill impact the school day. 5. Call and talk to us if you are concerned a.out ,hat is happening at the school7 either .ecause of school staff7 rules7 or .ecause you have a tip you ,ant to let the staff kno, a.out. /. 'hink a.out the needs of the school7 and if you have a connection for a donation7 ,hether it is for technology7 funds7 information for a class lecture7 or plants for landscaping7 please let us kno,@
C ,+M1C 3.01C1+S7 8/ ,128 891,+012+S 'he Curtis re>uires a minimum of 08E attendance in order to receive a passing grade for all courses in any given >uarter. 'his includes a.sences for any reasonF e:cused or une:cused. 'he Director and staff of the Curtis 'ufts (igh chool take e:tenuating circumstances into account on an individual .asis. Any student missing more than 98E of a given >uarter may not .e eligi.le for full credit for the academic year. Partial credit or loss of credit for any given course ,ill .e addressed on an individual .asis.
/+:91/+M+2TS -./ 8/ ,9 T1.2 2, C0 SS1-1C T1.2 .- ST9,+2TS A total of 112 credits are re>uired for graduation. A studentGs year of anticipated graduation is determined .y student classification Bfreshman7 sophomore7 $unior7 and seniorC. 'o .e promoted to the ne:t class ,ithin the Medford high school system7 a student must have secured a minimum num.er of creditsA
ophomore tatusA Minimum of 25 credits )unior tatusA Minimum of 93 credits enior tatusA Minimum of 08 credits 3/.M.T1.2 3.01C4 -./ H18H SCH..0 ST9,+2TS 'he follo,ing Promotion Policy adds other specific re>uirements .ut does not lessen the a.ove re>uirements. 'he Promotion Policy amends and strengthens the e:isting Promotion Policy .y re>uiring students ,ho fail mathematics and<or ;nglish to make the su.$ect up in summer school in order to .e promoted. tudents may .e promoted if they fail one su.$ect7 as is the current policyF ho,ever7 the su.$ect they fail cannot .e mathematics or ;nglish. ;:empted from this policy are students in 6rades 11 and 12 ,ho have passed MCA . pecifics of the policy for the various grade levels are as follo,sA tudents in 6rades 2+18 =n addition to e:isting promotion re>uirements7 students must pass .oth ;nglish and mathematics at each grade level in order to .e promoted to the ne:t grade level. tudents ,ho fail mathematics or ;nglish must make up the su.$ect in summer school and achieve a passing grade of C+ or .etter if they ,ish to .e promoted to the ne:t grade level. 'here ,ill .e an appeals process for students ,ho do not pass the summer school program. tudents in 6rades 11+12 tudents in 6rades 11 and 12 ,ho have passed MCA are e:empt from the Promotion Policy guidelines Brelated to mathematics and ;nglishC. 'hese students7 ho,ever7 must meet the high school re>uirements for credits in mathematics and ;nglish for promotion and for graduation. *or e:ample7 an eleventh grade student ,ho accumulated 08 credits7 has passed MCA in mathematics7 .ut fails his<her mathematics course is promoted and ,ill graduate on the condition that at the end of 6rade 12 all the re>uired graduation credits Bincluding mathematicsC have .een met. tudents in grades 11 and 12 ,ho have not passed MCA and fail mathematics or ;nglish course must make up the course in summer school or7 in the case of $uniors7 in their senior year. 'hese students must also meet all high school re>uirements for graduation and7 in the case of $uniors7 all high school re>uirements for promotion. *or e:ample7 a student ,ho fails 6rade 11 mathematics and has not yet passed MCA is re>uired to make up the specific failed mathematics course or its e>uivalent in a summer program or in his<her senior year.
/+:91/+M+2TS -./ +0181;101T4 -./ M+,-./, H18H SCH..0 ,130.M 'he follo,ing course su.$ects are re>uired for graduationA • *our "ears of ;nglish • 'hree "ears of Math to include Alge.ra =7 6eometry and Alge.ra == 'ake and Pass 'ake and Pass
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'hree "ears of cience to include -iology and Chemistry 'hree "ears of ocial tudies to include ?orld (istory =7 ?orld (istory ==7 and H. . (istory ',o "ears of (ealth<?ellness ',o "ears of Physical ;ducation Ine course in *ine Arts Proficient scores on the MCA ;!A and Math test Passing score on the cience MCA test ST9,+2T 8/ ,128
'ake and Pass 'ake and Pass 'ake and Pass 'ake and Pass 'ake and Pass
) 0etter 8rades and Their 2u*erical ,escri5tions *or courses carrying t,o or more credits7 student grades should .e indicated in accordance ,ith the descriptive evaluation of grades as noted .elo,A AJ A A+ -J -+ CJ 20+188 percent 23+2/ percent 28+21 percent 0/+02 percent 01+05 percent 08+02 percent //+/2 percent C C+ DJ D D+ ; * /1+/5 percent /8+/2 percent 5/+52 percent 51+55 percent 58+52 percent 98+92 percent Kuarter only 8+32 percent Kuarter or "ear tudents ,ho earn a
Inly students ,ho earn a final grade of L;M are eligi.le to attend summer school. final grade of L*M are not eligi.le to attend summer school.
12C + =ncomplete + is not to .e used for the fourth >uarter and<or final marking period. M+, + Medically ;:cused + to .e used .y Physical ;ducation Department mem.ers only ,ith authori#ation of the school nurse. <,2 + ?ithdra,n + su.$ect dropped or student ,ithdra,n from school. <+ ?ithdra,n *ailing. 2C/ + 4o credit .ecause of e:cessive a.sences issued only .y school administration. S + atisfactory or 9 - Hnsatisfactory7 applies to grades in one+credit courses.
;) Standards for Selection of Honor /oll Students tudents must receive letter grades in courses totaling at least t,enty B28C credits to .e eligi.le for the (onor &oll for a >uarterly marking period. 'o receive N(ighest (onorsN at the end of a >uarterly marking period7 a pupil must earn a 1.5 to 3.8 6PA for the >uarter on a 3.8 un,eighted scale. 'o receive N(onors7N one must earn a 1.3 to 1.92 6PA for the >uarter on an un,eighted scale. 'o receive NMerit &ollN recognition at the end of a >uarterly marking period7 a pupil must earn a 1.1 to 1.12 6PA for the >uarter on a 3.8 un,eighted scale.
C) 8rading 3olicies ?ithin the first t,o ,eeks of the school year7 teachers ,ill su.mit .oth their course descriptions and grading policies for the year to their respective curriculum directors for their approval and then distri.ute the policies to their students. =n addition7 ,ithin the first ,eek of each marking period7 teachers ,ill prepare grading policies for that >uarter and distri.ute them to students after receiving approval of the curriculum director. 'hese policies ,ill include7 .ut not .e limited to7 an e:planation a.out the e:tent to ,hich the >uarterly7 semester7 or final e:am grade ,ill .e reflected in the >uarterly grade. ,) Cu*ulati6e 8rades 'eachers are to assign cumulative grades after the second and third marking periods and a final grade after the fourth marking period. ;ach of the four >uarterly grades ,ill .e of essentially the same ,eight. B*or instance7 a student earning a N-JN the first >uarter and a N-+N the second >uarter ,ill earn a N-N as a semester cumulative grade. =n this illustration7 it ,ould not .e reasona.le for the teacher to apply more ,eight to the second >uarter grade and to assign a semester cumulative grade of -+. =t ,ould .e counterintuitive for one >uarter to .e ,orth less than 29E and another >uarter to .e ,orth more than 29E.C +) Co*bined 8rades a. ;lective Courses + 'he academic record of a student ,ho transfers Bat the end of a >uarterC from one elective course Bnot re>uired for graduationC to another ,ill reflect .oth teachersD grades. .. 6raduation &e>uirements + 'he academic record of a student ,ho transfers from one section of a course re>uired for graduation to another section of the same course ,ill reflect one *inal 6rade7 the com.ination of .oth teachersD grades. =f the transfer is made immediately after the first >uarter7 the receiving teacher ,ill use the sending teacherDs grade in determining the *inal 6rade. =f the transfer is made during or after the second >uarter7 the curriculum director ,ill determine the *inal 6rade in consultation ,ith .oth teachers. (o,ever7 ,here the student transfers from one course to another or from one a.ility level of a course to another7 .oth grades ,ill appear on the academic recordF in all of these cases7 the curriculum director ,ill determine the *inal 6rade and7 more importantly7 ,hether the *inal 6rade is passing and represents credit for graduation. c. Proportionate 6rading + ?hen a student transfers from one class to another7 the grade for the >uarter needs to reflect the proportionate time the student spends ,ith the sending teacher and the receiving teacher.
3/.8/+SS /+3./TS Progress &eports are issued appro:imately five ,eeks after the .eginning of the >uarter to all students earning a NC+N or lo,er. -y issuing Progress &eports7 the teacher puts the student and parent on notice that the student7 even ,ith a NC+N grade at the time7 could .e headed to,ard academic decline and a failing grade. =f the decline occurs later in a >uarter and a Progress &eport has not .een issued7 the teacher ,ill complete a hand,ritten tudent ;valuation *orm7 copies of ,hich must .e handed to the student .y the teacher7 ,ho ,ill re>uire the student to sign the form7 ackno,ledging his or her receipt of it. 'he teacher ,ill then provide copies of the form to the Director7 ,ho ,ill .e responsi.le for mailing the form
home to parents7 and to the Ad$ustment Counselor7 ,ho ,ill make repeated efforts to contact the parent. 'he teacher ,ill also keep a copy for his<her o,n records. All teachers are encouraged to assign positive or constructively critical comments Bnot gradesC on Progress &eports to all students7 not $ust those ,ith a LC+M or lo,er. ;specially helpful to parents is notification of a decline in achievement from one >uarter to the ne:t7 even ,here the grade is a.ove LC+M. (o,ever7 comments alone do not satisfy the re>uirement dealing ,ith notification of failure. 2.T1-1C T1.2 .- - 109/+ *ailure to provide ,ritten notification to a student regarding his<her failure Bor impending failureC for the >uarter at least t,o ,eeks Bten school daysC prior to the close of the >uarter ,ill result in a passing grade for the student in a given >uarter. ;:ceptions include =ncompletes B,here the teacher is re>uired to give ,ritten notice of failure at least ten school days .efore su.mitting the grade to Data ProcessingC7 as ,ell as students ,ho are truant7 suspended7 e:pelled7 or refuse to dress for P;7 cut class7 or are caught cheating during the last ten school days of the >uarter. *ailure to notify a student of his<her failure Bor impending failureC for the year at least ten school days prior to the last day of the school year Bgraduation day for seniorsC ,ill result in a passing grade for the student for the year. 4otifying a student Ba.out a potential failure for the yearC during the third >uarter or on the third >uarter report card and not later ,ill suffice as notification although repeated ,arnings are clearly prefera.le. 'he a.ove notification re>uirement for failure for the year applies only to students ,ho have a third >uarter cumulative average of higher than a ND.N =f the third >uarter cumulative grade is NDN or lo,er and if the teacher issues to the student a fourth >uarter progress report only B.ut fails to issue a failure+for+the+ year ,arningC7 then the teacher may still fail the student for the year. =n this instance7 common sense ,ould dictate that the failing grade for the year ,ould not come as a surprise to the student.C =n the event a student is truant7 suspended7 e:pelled7 cuts class or is caught cheating ,ithin the final ten days of the school year7 the a.ove notification re>uirement does not apply. =n cases ,here the student is a.sent from school on the date a Progress &eport or tudent ;valuation *orm is distri.uted7 the teacher has fulfilled his<her responsi.ility to provide notification. tudents have .een given a calendar that includes dates for the distri.ution of Progress &eports and are responsi.le for asking ad$ustment counselors a.out their Progress &eports upon their return to school. S9MM+/ SCH..0 3/.8/ M Medford (igh chool ummer chool is intended for students of the Medford Pu.lic chools. Ither students may enroll only at the discretion of the Director of 6uidance. Medford (igh chool students may attend an outside summer school program at the discretion of the Director of 6uidance. tudents ,ho fail regular+day courses need to retake these courses in a setting that is consistent ,ith rigorous curriculum and instruction. 'he ummer chool mirrors the intensity of the regular school program. 'hese programs also allo, the school system to avoid having to offer as many slots during the
school year to students ,ho might other,ise e:perience the opportunity to take an enriched program of studies. ummer school curriculum for each course identified must .e consistent ,ith the curriculum of the school program provided during the regular school year. Department administrators must approve the curriculum for each summer course. Mid+course and final e:aminations must .e approved .y the appropriate departmental administrator and must .e consistent ,ith the course curriculum. tudents taking these courses must pass the final e:amination to achieve course credit. 6rades may take into consideration pro$ects7 home,ork7 and in+ class assignments. (o,ever7 all grades that contri.ute to the final grade must .e documented in the teacherGs rank .ook and supported .y a student ,ork folder. 'o receive course credit7 a student must pass each course ,ith a grade of at least NC+.N tudents may not .e a.sent from ummer chool Classes for more than three days for any reason. 'eachers may factor the first three a.sences in the grading processF the fourth a.sence results in a failing grade for the course. ;ach ummer chool course ,ill have a O288 fee to .e paid .y the student. A minimum of 98E of this fee is due .efore the start of classes ,ith the rest due and paya.le .y the last day of the third ,eek. *ailure to pay the fee ,ill result in no course credit. B'he ummer chool fee listed a.ove is su.$ect to change.C 'hese courses ,ill meet for a total of 58 instructional hours. All classes ,ill .e t,o hours in length7 ,ith a ten+minute .reak .et,een the first session and the second session. 'he first session ,ill .egin at 0A88 a.m. and ,ill complete at 18A88 a.m. 'he second session ,ill .egin at 18A18 a.m. and ,ill complete at 12A18 p.m. 'he final t,o days of the course ,ill .e used for e:amination and any relevant make+up ,ork. All rules and regulations specified in this hand.ook apply to students enrolled in ummer chool. MC S =n order to .e granted a high school diploma7 students must fulfill all of the local re>uirements and pass .oth the ;nglish !anguage Arts and Mathematics portions of the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment ystem BMCA C. All grade 18 students are re>uired to take the MCA . tudents graduating in 2818 must pass the cience MCA as ,ell. B*or more information7 go to ,,,.doe.mass.edu<mcas.C
MCA Performance Appeals 'he uperintendent may choose to file a performance appeal for any student ,ho has not passed one or .oth of the MCA tests. 'he uperintendent shall include in the performance appeal evidence that the student meets the eligi.ility re>uirements for a performance appeal7 .y su.mitting documentation that the studentA • has taken the grade 18 MCA at least three timesF • has on at least one attempt attained a score of at least 215 on the testBsC su.$ect to the performance appealF • has maintained at least a 29E attendance level
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has satisfactorily participated in the tutoring and other academic support services made availa.le .y or approved .y the school to strengthen the studentGs kno,ledge and skills in the su.$ectBsC at issueF has received an appropriate teacher evaluation certifying that the studentDs kno,ledge and skills are Lat or a.ove the 4eeds =mprovement levelMF and has sho,n evidence of academic ,ork in ;nglish and Math Lat or a.ove the 4eeds =mprovement level.M
tudents and parents should go to ,,,.doe.mass.edu<la,sregs<581cmr18.html for additional information a.out appeals and<or for the latest revisions of the a.ove regulations. H.M+=H.S31T 0 12ST/9CT1.2 ,efinition of Ho*e 1nstruction • ?ritten order .y a physician • tudent at home or hospital Bor a com.ination of .othC • 4ot fe,er than fourteen school days in any school year • 4ot special education services Bunless the student has .een determined eligi.le for such services and the services include services of the studentDs =;PC 2otification • 'he 6uidance Counselor monitors student attendance records and contacts parents of students ,ho are a.sent for several days. • As the num.er of days a.sent nears fourteen7 the 6uidance Counselor alerts parents a.out the possi.ility of o.taining (ome =nstruction services for the student and provides medical forms to parents. • Parents o.tain medical orders from their physician and give a copy to the 6uidance Counselor7 ,ho in turn keeps a copy Bsigned .y the medical doctorC for his<her records and ,ho for,ards7 in a timely manner7 a copy of the signed form to the Iffice of Pupil ervices. • Iffice of Pupil ervices notifies the studentDs 6uidance Counselor a.out the decision to place the student on (ome =nstruction and provides an estimate of the duration of (ome =nstruction for their child. • 'he 6uidance Counselor notifies the teacher a.out the studentDs need for (ome =nstruction and o.tains the appropriate .ooks and instructional materials from the classroom teachers for the home instructors to use. • At this time7 the 6uidance Counselor provides the teacher ,ith an estimate of the duration of (ome =nstruction for the student. • 'hereafter7 it is the responsi.ility for the home instructor and classroom teachers to consistently inform each other of material covered in class and of student progress in (ome =nstruction. ssign*ents • 'he teacher ,ill leave assignments and materials for the home<hospital instructor ,ith the secretary in the Main Iffice Bunless the 6uidance Counselor makes other arrangements and notifies all of the parties concernedC.
tudents and parents are responsi.le for notifying the 6uidance Counselor if assignments for any course have not .een provided .y the teacher or home<hospital instructor. tudents and parents are responsi.le for notifying the u.master Bin ,ritingC if this sort of pro.lem continues. • 'he 6uidance Counselor ,ill consult ,ith students and parents a.out the advisa.ility of schedule changes7 in cases ,here it is impractical to provide (ome =nstruction services ,ith regard to certain courses. +&tension of Ho*e 1nstruction • 'he medical orders Bmentioned a.oveC are for 58 days only. 'he Iffice of Pupil ervices ,ill assist the 6uidance Counselor ,ith reminders as time limits approach. • 'he 6uidance Counselor must o.tain ne, medical orders from physicians and parents7 if needed. 8rading • 'he classroom teacher determines the final grades of students ,ho receive temporary (ome =nstruction. • 'he home<hospital instructor must provide evidence of the studentDs ,ork and tests in order for the assigned classroom teacher to determine the final grade. 'he home<hospital instructor should make grade recommendation to the classroom teacher. C.00+8+ ;. /, +> MS *or the A'7 students need to register D=&;C'!" ,ith the ;ducational 'esting ervices. 'he application is found in the middle of the A' &egistration -ooklet7 copies of ,hich are availa.le in the CounselorDs office. tudents may also register online at ,,,.college.oard.com. *or the P A'<4M K'7 sophomores and $uniors need to register ,ith the 6uidance Department in eptem.er and early Icto.er. ee your ad$ustment counselor to accomplish this task. ST9,+2T /+C./,S 'he Medford Pu.lic chools ,ill7 in response to an in>uiry from another school system7 provide all student records to a school to ,hich a student is registering. =t is the studentDs o.ligation to provide complete school records to Medford (igh chool7 including academic7 attendance7 health7 and discipline records. Discipline records are to include any incidents involving suspensions or violation of criminal acts. 'his o.ligation pertains not only to students transferring to Curtis 'ufts (igh chool from other pu.lic schools in Massachusetts7 .ut also to students transferring to Curtis 'ufts (igh chool from private7 parochial or out+of+state schools. A studentDs registration is considered complete only ,hen all records from sending schools have .een received .y our 6uidance and (ealth Departments. tate regulations no, allo, parents and students7 once they reach the age of fourteen B13C or in the ninth grade7 ,hichever comes first7 to inspect7 receive a copy of7 add to7 or re>uest a deletion or an amendment of any information concerning the student that is kept .y the school or chool Committee and is organi#ed in such a ,ay that the student may .e individually identified. B'he only e:ception to this automatic right of access concerns information kept in the personal files of a school employee and not shared ,ith anyone else.C Parents and eligi.le students ,ill .e allo,ed access to the student record ,ithin
t,o B2C consecutive ,eekdays after their re>uest. 'emporary student records are destroyed after five B9C years. Permanent student records are destroyed after si:ty B58C years. Confidentialit?@ $03 CM/ 23)0!@ 3ri6ac? and Securit? of Student /ecords B1C 'he school principal or his<her designee shall .e responsi.le for the privacy and security of all student records maintained in the school. B2C 'he superintendent of schools or his<her designee shall .e responsi.le for the privacy and security of all student records that are not under the supervision of a school principal7 for e:ample7 former studentsG transcripts stored in the school departmentGs central administrative offices or student records of school+age children ,ith special needs ,ho have not .een enrolled in a pu.lic school. B1C 'he principal and superintendent of schools shall insure that student records under their supervision are kept physically secure7 that authori#ed school personnel are informed of the provisions of 581 CM& 21.88 and M.6.!. c. /17 P 13( and are educated as to the importance of information privacy and confidentialityF and that any computeri#ed systems employed are electronically secure. M)8)0) Cha5ter 71) Section 34H) a';ach pu.lic elementary and secondary school shall provide student records7 including7 .ut not limited to7 the follo,ing information7 in a timely and appropriate manner to the parents of a child enrolled in the school if the parents are eligi.le for information under this section and re>uest the information in the manner set forth in this sectionA report cards and progress reportsF the results of intelligence and achievement testsF notification of a referral for a special needs assessmentF notification of enrollment in an ;nglish language learners program esta.lished under chapter /1AF notification of a.sencesF notification of illnessesF notification of any detentions7 suspensions or e:pulsionF and notification of permanent ,ithdra,al from school. ;ach school shall also make reasona.le efforts to ensure that other ,ritten information that is provided to the custodial parent .ut not specified in the preceding sentence .e provided to the re>uesting parent if that parent is eligi.le for information under this section. All electronic and postal address and telephone num.er information relating to either the ,ork or home locations of the custodial parent shall .e removed from information provided under this section. &eceipt of this information shall not mandate participation in any proceeding to ,hich notification pertains7 nor shall it authori#e participation in proceedings and decisions regarding the childDs ,elfare ,hich are not granted through the a,ard of custody. *or purposes of this section7 any parent ,ho does not have physical custody of a child shall .e eligi.le for the receipt of information unlessA B1C the parentDs access to the child is currently prohi.ited .y a temporary or permanent protective order7 e:cept ,here the protective order7 or any su.se>uent order ,hich modifies the protective order7 specifically allo,s access to the information descri.ed in this sectionF or B2C the parent is denied visitation or7 .ased on a threat to the safety of the child7 is currently denied legal custody of the child or is currently ordered to supervised visitation7 and the threat is specifically noted in the order pertaining to custody or supervised visitation. All such documents limiting or restricting parental access to a studentDs records or information ,hich have .een provided to the school or school district shall .e placed in the studentDs record) %b' A parent re>uesting information under this section shall su.mit a ,ritten re>uest to the school principal. %c' Hpon receipt of a re>uest for information under this section7 the school shall revie, the student record for any documents limiting or restricting parental access to a studentDs records or information ,hich have .een provided to the school or school district and shall immediately notify the custodial parent of the receipt of the re>uest.
%d' 4otification must .e made .y certified mail and .y first class mail in .oth the primary language of the custodial parent and in ;nglish. 'he notification shall also inform the custodial parent that information re>uested under this section shall .e provided to the re>uesting parent after 21 days unless the custodial parent provides to the principal of the school documentation of any court order ,hich prohi.its contact ,ith the child7 or prohi.its the distri.ution of the information referred to in this section or ,hich is a temporary or permanent order issued to provide protection to the child in the custodial parentDs custody from a.use .y the re>uesting parent unless the protective order or any su.se>uent order ,hich modifies the protective order7 specifically allo,s access to the information descri.ed in this section. %e' At any time the principal of a school is presented ,ith an order of a pro.ate and family court $udge ,hich prohi.its the distri.ution of information pursuant to this section the school shall immediately cease to provide said information and shall notify the re>uesting parent that the distri.ution of information shall cease. %f' 'he principal of each pu.lic elementary and secondary school shall designate a staff mem.er ,hose duties shall include the proper implementation of this section. SCH.0 /SH13S 2, -12 2C1 0 1, =nformation a.out post+secondary educational scholarships and financial aid may .e o.tained from your Ad$ustment Counselor. "our counselor can make arrangements for you to o.tain additional information from the 6uidance Department at Medford (igh chool. ST9,+2T CT1A1T1+S tudents at C'( have the right to participate in the activities at the high school in their to,n. 'hus7 unless a student is on social pro.ation7 or has .een e:cluded from the school7 s<he has the right to participate in school clu.s7 on school teams7 and to attend school dances. TH0+T1C /90+S 2, +0181;101T4 =n order to .e eligi.le to represent in athletic contests a secondary school7 ,hich is a mem.er of this Association7 contestants must conform to the follo,ing rulesA ) Me*bershi5 in School A student shall have .een issued a report card7 e:clusive of summer vacation7 ne:t preceding contest7 unless entering from an elementary or $unior high school during the same school year. ;) 3h?sical +&a*inations=Medical Co6erage All students must pass a physical e:amination ,ithin thirteen months of the start of each season. tudents ,ho meet the criteria at the start of the season ,ill remain eligi.le for that season. 'he physical e:amination form must .e returned to the (ealth uite to .e processed and ,ill inform the Athletic Director of the studentDs medical clearance. C) ,ro5outs ?hen a student severs his connection ,ith a school and then decides later to return to the same school7 he<she cannot .ecome eligi.le for athletics until a report card has .een issued and until the e:piration of a minimum of t,o calendar months from the date of his<her return to the same school7 and until the re>uirements of the &ules of ;ligi.ility are fully met. ,) Transfers A student ,ho transfers from any school to a M=AA mem.er high school is ineligi.le to participate in any interscholastic athletic contest at any level for period of one year in all sports in ,hich that student participated at the varsity level during the one year period immediately
preceding his<her transfer7 e:cept as e:empted .elo,. *or the purpose of this rule7 no transfer ,ill .e deemed to have taken place if a student returns to his<her former school on or .efore the eleventh school day from the date of last attendance there. B ee the Athletic Director for information a.out other e:emptions.C +) cade*ic /eBuire*ents 'o .e eligi.le at the start of the season7 students must have final passing grades from the previous academic year in the e>uivalent of four traditional yearlong ma$or ;nglish courses. 'o .e eligi.le for the second marking period of the 2811+12 academic year7 a students must satisfy the academic standard in the e>uivalent of four traditional yearlong ma$or ;nglish courses during the first marking period. =t is at this point Bi.e.7 ,ith the start of the second marking period 2811+12C that the academic eligi.ility is certified only on the last marking period7 and not cumulatively. Inly fall eligi.ility remains cumulative. -) Ti*e llo(ed for 3artici5ation A student shall .e eligi.le for interscholastic competition for more than si: B5C consecutive semesters .eyond the ninth grade. A student may not participate for more than four seasons of any sport after the completion of grade eight. =n special cases ,here a pupil has .een a.sent from school .ecause of an accident or illness7 ,hich ,ould prevent school attendance7 the tanding Committee of Athletics shall have the authority to ,aive one or more of the periods of eligi.ility as defined .elo,7 for said pupil7 upon presentation of a doctorDs certificate in his<her .ehalf and the approval of the school during the period of his<her a.sence .ecause of an accident to him<her or his<her illness. Periods of eligi.ility shall coincide ,ith season limits for each sport. A student ,ho has participated in one interscholastic contest shall .e deemed to have participated for a season in that sport. Athletes and Cheerleaders ,ill not .e allo,ed to participate in interscholastic programs offered .y the Medford (igh chool Athletic Department unless he<she agrees toA Attend all practices7 scrimmages and games7 including those during school vacation ,eeks. BDocumented illness or prior approval .y the Athletic Director and Coach are e:ceptions.C I.serve such other rules as may .e made .y the Administration7 Athletic Director7 Coach and<or 'rainer. 'hese rules are included in the sports information packet availa.le through the Athletic Iffice or the Coach. 8) ge 0i*its A pupil shall .e under nineteen B12C years of age. (o,ever7 he<she may compete during the remainder of the school year7 provided his<her nineteenth .irthday occurs on or after eptem.er 1st of that year. *or grade 27 a player shall .e under si:teen B15C years of age. (o,ever7 he<she may compete during the remainder of the school year provided that the si:teenth .irthday occurs on or after eptem.er 1st of that year.
H) 8raduation A student must .e an undergraduate7 i.e.7 he<she shall not .e a graduate of any secondary school. Any student ,ho has the credit re>uired for a diploma shall .e regarded as a graduate ,ith some e:ceptions per (eadmasterDs Association. 1) /e5eated <ork
A student ,ho repeats ,ork for ,hich he<she has once received credit cannot count that su.$ect a second time for eligi.ility. C) Student +ligibilit?@ Che*ical Health= lcohol=,rugs=Tobacco During the season of practice or play7 a student shall not7 regardless of the >uantity7 use7 consume7 possess7 .uy<sell or give a,ay any .everage containing alcoholF any to.acco productF mari$uanaF steroidsF or any controlled su.stance. =t is not a violation for a student to .e in possession of a legally defined drug specifically prescri.ed for the studentDs o,n use .y his<her doctor. 'his rule represents only a minimum standard upon ,hich schools may develop more stringent re>uirements. B ee Discipline Code for Medford (igh choolDs definition of possession.C =f a student in violation of this rule is una.le to participate in interscholastic sports due to in$ury7 academics7 or other,ise7 the penalty ,ill not take effect until that student is a.le to participate again. Court dismissal of drug or alcohol charges do not apply to school policy of drug<alcohol violations. =f a violation occurs in the off+season during the school year or summer vacation7 the student shall lose eligi.ility for the ne:t t,o interscholastic events of the su.se>uent athletic season of play in ,hich that student is a participant. 'his penalty shall carry over to the ne:t academic year if the penalty period is not completed during the school year in ,hich the violation occurred. 'he student ,ill not .e eligi.le to .e a team captain and if already a team captain7 he<she ,ill automatically forfeit the position for the remainder of the season for ,hich he<she has .een elected captain. tudents are responsi.le for complying ,ith all M=AA regulations and ,ith Medford (igh choolDs specific re>uirements. D) 0ocal ,isci5line Code Medford (igh choolDs code of discipline applies during all athletic events7 practices and meetings. *or e:ample7 fighting in an athletic contest ,ould $ustify a !evel 1 suspension. 0) 9sersE -ee Medford chool Committee policy re>uires that all participants in a Medford (igh chool interscholastic athletic program pay a O198.88 HsersD *ee. (o,ever7 no family is to e:ceed O398.88 for the three sports season Bfall7 ,inter7 and springC. HsersD *ees represent an important source of revenue for the varied and comprehensive sports programs offered to students attending Medford (igh chool. 'his fee is not refunda.le. 'he fee covers transportation costs7 e>uipment7 athletic insurance and reconditioning of e>uipment. Participation in e:tra+curricular activities is a privilege availa.le to students. tudents ,hose attendance7 punctuality or conduct is pro.lematic may lose that privilege.
CC+SS1;101T4 .- +>T/ -C9//1C90 / CT1A1T1+S 'he provision of e>ual educational opportunities shall guide all decision+making related to school district facilities7 selection of educational materials7 e>uipment7 curriculum7 and regulations affecting students. 'he district shall make reasona.le accommodations for students ,ith identified physical and mental
impairments that constitute disa.ilities7 consistent ,ith the re>uirements of federal and state la,s and regulations. Medford Pu.lic chools ensures that all of MedfordDs students have e>ual access to e:tracurricular activities7 including intramural and interscholastic sports7 clu.s7 and school activities sponsored .y the district. ;:tracurricular activities or clu.s sponsored .y the school do not e:clude students on the .asis of race7 se:7 color7 religion7 national origin7 se:ual orientation7 disa.ility7 or homelessness. ;:tracurricular programs are routinely e:amined and to make sure that program organi#ers provide reasona.le accommodations for students ,ith identified physical and mental impairments that constitute disa.ilities7 consistent ,ith the re>uirements of federal and state la,s and regulations. 'he District also ensures e>ual access for students ,ith disa.ilities to after school activities such as clu.s7 sports7 or evening activities and ,ill provide7 as recommended .y the =;P 'eam appropriate services to ena.le this participation. tudents7 ,ho are receiving education in out+of+District facilities7 as recommended .y the =;P 'eam7 shall also have an e>ual opportunity to participate in these activities7 as deemed appropriate to meet their individuali#ed needs. H+ 0TH 3.01C4 891,+012+S 'he Curtis 'ufts shares a nurse ,ith a local school. Pupils ,ho ,ish to see the nurse during the school day should inform their teacher or counselor. aid adults ,ill contact the office ,ho ,ill contact the nurse. =n the event of a serious accident or illness7 the pupil should report directly to the Iffice M+,1C T1.2 3.01C4 'he Medford Pu.lic chool system follo,s Department of Pu.lic (ealth &egulations regarding dispensing of medication in the schools. Iur medication policy re>uires the follo,ing for A!! medications7 including over+the+counter medications such as aspirin7 Advil7 etc. H+ 0TH S+/A1C+S 3/.8/ M 'he Medford Pu.lic choolsG nurses provide a comprehensive health program that includes7 .ut is not limited toA health education7 prevention and monitoring of communica.le diseases7 periodic health screenings7 speciali#ed health care7 health counseling7 dispensing of medications7 referrals7 first aid7 and consultation ,ith health+care providers7 as ,ell as the educational team. 'he Medford Pu.lic chool ystem provides registered nurses for direct service in each school. "our school nurse is availa.le .et,een /A18a.m.and 1A88p.m. Please call your individual school nurses ,ith any health related >uestions or concerns throughout the school year or the (ealth uite at Medford (igh chool7 /01+121+2210. ST9,+2TS M 4 2.T ;/128 M+,1C12+ T. SCH..0 '"!;4I! may .e dispensed in grades 5+12 .y a registered nurse7 under chool Physician protocols7 if the Parent<6uardian has provided ,ritten consent. *or more information regarding the dispensing of daily medications during school hours7 please call the (ealth uite7 /01+121+2210
1MM921F T1.2S Prior to entering the Medford Pu.lic chools7 A!! students must provide roof of immuni#ation. All students must .e medically cleared to enter school through the (ealth uite at Medford (igh chool. Periodically7 certain immuni#ations must .e updated. *ailure to comply ,ith immuni#ation regulations may result in e:clusion from school. 3H4S1C 0 +> M12 T1.2S Physical e:ams are re>uired of all students entering kindergarten. All students entering Medford Pu.lic chools from a different school district are also re>uired to have a recent physical e:am. A private physician or the school physician may give the e:am. tudents in grades four and nine are re>uired to have a (ealth Kuestionnaire completed .y their Parent<6uardian. All forms are availa.le from the school nurse. H+ 0TH SC/++2128S tudents are periodically screened in 6rades %+2 for vision and hearing. =n addition7 postural screening is done for all students in grades 9+2. 'he nurse notifies Parents<6uardians in ,riting if a student needs further evaluation .y a physician. C.MM921C ;0+ ,1S+ S+S tudents may .e e:cluded from school for certain communica.le diseases7 per the Department of Pu.lic (ealth. C(=C%;4 PIQ BVaricellaC + tudents are contagious for 1+2 days prior to the rash and for five days after the rash .egins. Chicken Po: can .e a very serious disease for pregnant ,omen and immune+ compromised individuals. 'herefore7 Chicken Po: should .e reported to the school immediately. tudents ,ho have .een ill ,ith the flu7 ear infections7 diarrhea7 etc.7 should .e feverR and symptom+free for 23 hours .efore returning to school. 'here are occasions ,hen a child comes to school ,ith a condition that may .e contagious7 such as a rash of unkno,n origin. 'he Parent<6uardian ,ill .e called and asked to take his or her child to the physician. A note from the physician is re>uired for re+entry to the school.
3H4S1C 0 +,9C T1.2 =f your child is una.le to participate in the Physical ;ducation program due to illness or in$ury7 a note from the physician is re>uired. =t is especially important for the physician to indicate in ,riting ,hen a student may safely resume full activity. < 0D128 <1TH C/9TCH+S
Any student ,ho re>uires crutch use in school must provide ,ritten notice from his<her physician that he<she is capa.le of handling crutches in the school environment. 3/+82 2T ST9,+2TS Medford Pu.lic chools ,ishes to encourage pregnant or parenting students to complete the free and pu.lic education to ,hich they are entitled. ?hile pregnancy is not an illness7 it is a short+term condition Blike other short term conditionsC that may impact a studentGs a.ility to function optimally in the school environment. 'he school administration ,ill re>uest verification from a pregnant studentGs physician to ensure that they are receiving necessary prenatal care. 'he school administration may seek a release to speak ,ith such the studentGs physician so that needed accommodations may .e made to .enefit this special population of students. ;:amples of such accommodations may include7 .ut are not limited to7 modifications of physical education7 elevator pass or vocational school program ad$ustments Bavoiding chemicals7 etc.C. (o,ever7 the district does not re>uire a pregnant student to o.tain the certification of a physician that the student is physically and emotionally a.le to continue in school tudents ,ho suspect they may .e pregnant ,ill .e treated in a confidential manner in the health office. 'he school nurse ,ill assist the student to receive the necessary health care. Pregnant students are permitted to remain in regular classes and participate in e:tracurricular activities ,ith non+pregnant students throughout their pregnancy. After giving .irth these students are permitted to return to the same academic and e:tracurricular program as .efore the leave. ;very effort ,ill .e made to see that the educational program of the student is disrupted as little as possi.leF that health counseling services7 as ,ell as instruction7 are offeredF that return to school after leave is encouragedF and that every opportunity to complete high school is provided. SCH..0 TT+2, 2C+ 3.01C4 ;S+2C+S A Parent or a 6uardian should call in on the morning of the day of a.sence to notify the office ,hy the student ,ill not .e in school. A note must accompany the student upon admittance to the .uilding. Medical e:cuses ,ill only .e accepted ,hen fa:ed from the dentist or doctorDs office or the hospital. Court documentation ,ill only .e accepted as originals or car.on copies or ,hen fa:ed from the court office. Photocopies ,ill not .e accepted. All court7 doctorsD notes7 etc7 must .e su.mitted ,ithin three days for documentation. ?henever possi.le7 all appointments should .e made after school hours. =f a student is a.sent for 1 consecutive days7 the parent<guardian7 student and Ad$ustment Counselor ,ill meet ,ith the Director to discuss the reasons on the day the child returns to school. ?hen the a.sences are e:cusa.le7 the parent or guardian should contact their son<daughterDs assigned Ad$ustment Counselor and ask for missed assignments.
'he Curtis 'ufts re>uires a minimum of 03E attendance in order to receive a passing grade for all courses in any given >uarter. 'his includes a.sences for any reasonA e:cused7 une:cused7 and suspensions. A student at the Curtis 'ufts must not miss more than seven B/C days during a >uarter starting second >uarter of 2811+2813 school year. In the eighth a.sence7 the student fails for the >uarter. 'he Director and staff of the Curtis 'ufts (igh chool take e:tenuating circumstances into account on an individual .asis. Partial credit or loss of credit for any given course ,ill .e addressed on an individual .asis. T /,12+SS School starts at #@00) -irst 5eriod begins at #@10) Students entering class *ore than half (a? through the 5eriod, #@40 a* for first 5eriod, (ill not recei6e credit for that class) ,1SM1SS 0S Parent<6uardianDs should make re>uests for dismissals in ,riting 1 days prior to the appointment. Dismissals ,ill .e granted for court appearances7 medical appointments7 or meetings ,ith outside agencies BcollateralsC. tudents are re>uired to .ring a note on official stationary from the office visited. Medical notes ,ill only .e accepted ,hen fa:ed. =f student returns ,ith out re>uired documentation they ,ill meet ,ith the Director and assigned Ad$ustment Counselor to discuss the credi.ility of such dismissal. At this time a parent<legal guardian ,ill .e called to discuss protocol for future dismissals. =n the event of an emergency7 the student must meet ,ith his<her assigned Ad$ustment Counselor to discuss their re>uest for early dismissal. 'he Ad$ustment Councilor ,ill discuss the matter ,ith the Director. 'he Ad$ustment Councilor ,ill contact the individualDs parent<legal guardian for permission to dismiss. tudents ,ill not .e allo,ed to call their parent<legal guardian during the day to re>uest permission to .e dismissed unless the school nurse and<or their assigned chool Ad$ustment Counselor is making such re>uest. Prior to phone call .eing made the nurse or school ad$ustment counselor ,ill meet ,ith the director to discuss the legitimacy of the re>uest. 'o attend or participate in after+school or evening activities or events7 students must .e in attendance on the day of the event and present at school for at least four B3C periods. tudents ,ho play a specific role or serve a specific function in formal afternoon or evening school events Bplays7 athletic events7 concerts7 sho,sC may not .e dismissed on the day of the event. Hnder special circumstances7 students may apply for ,aivers7 ,hich ,ill .e presented to the Ad$ustment Counselor and Director for $oint approval. (o,ever7 these students need to plan ahead and apply for ,aivers prior to the date of the a.sence and the event. <./D-ST9,4 'he Curtis 'ufts (igh chool permits student participation in a ?ork+study program as a means of addressing individual student transition skills development. Decisions related to the Curtis 'ufts ?ork+ study program are made through the pecial ;ducation 'eamDs recommendations.
Participation in ,ork+study allo,s students in good academic standing to gain valua.le ,ork e:perience. ?henever possi.le7 the ,ork+study ,orksite should .e related to the studentDs career interest and should provide skills training. ?ork+study assignments must .e pre+approved .y the studentDs 'eam and employment must .e continuous. Any change of employment must not .e a result of poor $o. performance7 in order for the student to earn full credit for this component of their school program. All student re>uests are revie,ed on an individual .asis. tudent progress in their ?ork+study program is monitored through students ,ork $ournal entries7 su.mitted copies of paychecks7 and intermittent unscheduled site visits from the supervising teacher. =n addition7 cooperative employers must .e ;>ual Ipportunity ;mployers. All cooperative employers are re>uired to sign an agreement ,ith the district documenting their participation in the Curtis 'ufts ?ork+ study Program and their ,illingness to participate in the >uarterly skills assessment component of the ,ork+study program. 'he Curtis 'ufts (igh chool uses the Massachusetts ?ork -ased !earning Plan BM?-!PC assessment tool to document student progress to,ard ,ork related transition goals. 'his tool is designed to promote learning and productivity on the $o.. 'he supervising teacher uses the M?-!P as a means to assess *oundational kills that set the .asic e:pectations for $o. or internship inclusive of ?ork ;thic and Professionalism7 Communication and =nterpersonal kills7 as ,ell as pecific ?orkplace and Career kills.
<./D128 C+/T1-1C T+S Massachusetts tate !a, re>uires all individuals less than eighteen B10C years of age7 ,ho are employed7 to have ?orking Certificates. 'hese forms may .e o.tained ,ith the assistance of your Ad$ustment Counselor or from the Personnel and Payroll Iffice on the first floor of Medford (igh chool. 'he follo,ing conditions applyA 1. 'he student must .e 13 years or older. 2. 'he student must have a $o.. 1. Present a certified -irth Certificate or -aptismal &ecord Bnot a photo copyC ,ith completed forms. After these forms returned7 a ?orking Certificate ,ill .e issued. tudents under eighteen B10C years of age cannot ,ork ,ith po,er+driven e>uipment of any kind7 and cannot drive a motor vehicle as part of their employment. ;+H A1./ 0 ST/9CT9/+S 2, 3/.C+,9/+S ;very community needs some rules to create a safe and comforta.le environment. A safe environment ena.les all mem.ers of the community to learn and to gro,. 'he follo,ing rules are provided to outline those .ehaviors that are unaccepta.le at the Curtis 'ufts7 as ,ell as the conse>uences that ,ill result from the .reaking of school rules.
'eachers< taff are trained at looking past the individualDs .ehavior focusing instead on the individual ,hen dealing ,ith inappropriate .ehavior. 'eachers understand that .y keeping students actively engaged7 discipline issues are minimi#ed. ?hen the individual .ecomes agitated7 staff mem.ers use numerous de+escalation techni>ues .efore asking the individual to leave the classroom and<or call for assistance from the office. 'eachers are e:pected to manage situations in their o,n classroom .y having a clear ,orking kno,ledge of Discipline ,ith Dignity and 4onviolent Crisis =ntervention BCP=C. 'eachers are e:pected to LprocessM ,ith the student if they ask a student to leave the classroom .y the end of the school day. ; TH/..M tudents are permitted unlimited use of the .athroom during the scheduled .reaks. (o,ever7 only one student is allo,ed in the .athroom at a time. =n addition7 they can re>uest to go to the .athroom during the academic class period 0A18 to 12A88. =f a student uses the .athroom more than 2 times during class time in a day7 s<he ,ill earn a loss of 1 .reaks. 'his policy is in e:istence to minimi#e the num.er of students going to the .athroom during classes. tudents ,ith documented medical issues ,ill .e permitted unlimited use of the .athroom. C+003H.2+S 2, .TH+/ +0+CT/.21C ,+A1C+S Cell phones and electronic devices are the responsi.ility of the student. tudents are encouraged to turn them into the secretary ,hen not in use7 and picked up upon leaving or ,hen needed. tudents ,ith privileges during .reaks may listen to their music. (o,ever7 cell phone use is prohi.ited ,ithout permission from the Director during the school day. 'his includes calls7 incoming and out going7 te:ting7 game playing7 etc. Any cell phone heard during the school day ,ill result in the loss of three .reaks. Messages from home should .e called into the office and ,ill .e given to the student via their counselor. tudents may call home from the counselorDs office ,hen needed7 although ,e encourage them to do this during .reaks. ,/+SS C.,+
tudents should not .e ,earingA • 'ank or halter tops • hirts that are too short or too lo, • horts or kirts that are too short • Pants that are too lo, • =nappropriate clothing Balcohol<drug advertisements7 se:ual content7 etcC • Pa$amas • lippers • -andanas • (oods • ee+through clothingS tudents should .e ,earing shirts in the .uilding at all times. SM.D128 moking is not permitted on school grounds 23 hours a day7 / days a ,eek. 'his includes field trips7 and ,alking together to and from school related activities Bsuch as to the Colum.us choolC. tudents may not ,alk around school ,ith cigarettes .ehind their ears. =f seen7 the cigarette ,ill .e confiscated. =f a student is caught smoking on school property the conse>uence is an out of school suspension. 2.-SM.D128 3.01C4 'he ;ducational &eform Act of 1221 shall prohi.it the use of any to.acco products ,ithin the school .uilding7 the school facilities7 or on the school grounds or on school .uses .y any individual including students7 faculty7 staff7 and visitors at any time of the day or night. 'his includes all e:tra+curricular activities7 i.e.7 athletic games7 school dances7 etc.7 on school property or at another location. =n addition7 smoking is not allo,ed at any time ,ithin one thousand feet of school property. All staff are responsi.le for enforcing this la,. Cit? of Medford Tobacco .rdinance 'he City of Medford7 County of Middlese:7 Massachusetts7 here.y makes the follo,ing ordinance in the interest of and for the preservation of pu.lic healthA NA regulation affecting smoking and the sale7 vending and distri.ution of to.acco and to.acco products in the City of MedfordA Sec) 1) 3ur5ose 'he City Council declares that the purpose of this ordinance is provide for local enforcement of e:isting state la,s regarding sales to minors and smoking on school property. Sec) 2) ,efinitions 'he follo,ing ,ords and phrases7 ,henever used in this article7 shall .e construed as defined in this sectionA N;sta.lishmentN means any sole proprietorship7 partnership7 $oint venture7 corporation7 or any other .usiness entity formed for profit+making purposes7 including retail esta.lishments ,here goods are sold. N Municipal -uildingsN means any and all .uildings o,ned or occupied .y any department or agency of the City of Medford. N moking7M means inhaling7 e:haling7 che,ing7 .urning7 or carrying any lighted cigar7 cigarette7 ,eed or other plant in any manner or in any form. N'o.accoN means cigarettes7 che,ing or spitting to.acco7 snuff7 or to.acco in any of its forms. Sec) 3) 3rohibition of S*oking in Schools and Munici5al ;uildings moking .y any individual7 including school personnel shall .e prohi.ited in all schools7 as defined a.ove7 ,ithin the City of Medford. 'his prohi.ition shall .e effective 23 hours a day7 / days a ,eek and shall include private offices7 private areas7 school grounds7 school .uses7 and all school events such as .an>uets7 a,ard dinners7 dances7 and indoor athletic events.
,1S13012+ .9T012+ ?hile it is often true that a peer or an adult7 ,hether at home7 in school7 or in the community7 may have contri.uted to the .ehavior<mood of the student7 it is the studentDs $o. to learn to manage those feelings in a ,ay that does not hurt others or themselves. 'he crisis desk7 the counselors7 and any trusted staff mem.er is availa.le to assist a student ,ho is feeling stressed7 ,ith the hope of avoiding restrictions. 12C+2T1A+S =mmediateA Privileges of game room7 lunchroom7 or going outside during .reaks if desired. DelayedA 'he staff meets at the end of every day7 revie,s each student7 and shares important information. tudents are a,arded a check if they ,ere present and not tardy7 they did not receive multiple restrictions7 or ,ere not suspended. =f a student earns 2<1s of possi.le checks in the preceding month7 and ,as not suspended7 they can earn the field trip. Ither incentives include earning tudent of the ?eek7 tudent of the Month7 tudent of the "ear7 as ,ell as other incentives to .e determined over the course of the year. 0.SS .- ;/+ D tudents ,ill receive one L!oss of -reakM for the follo,ing .ehaviorsA 11 =nappropriate !anguage 11 Acting in a Disrespectful7 Disruptive7 =nappropriate7 or Iffensive manner 11 =nappropriate Personal Contact C9/T1S T9-TS /+ST/1CT1.2 %CT/' ;ach Curtis 'ufts &estriction BC'&C is time to .e served in the =ntervention<&eflection Center B=<&CC and is e>ual to 1 !oss of -reaks ,ith no access to activity rooms. tudents ,ill receive a C'& for the follo,ing .ehaviorsA 1. &efusal to serve !oss of -reaks in the =<&C. 2. ',o people in the .athroom at the same time. 1. Hsing phone Bcell or schoolC ,ithout permission. 3. ?andering B.asement7 kitchen7 main entrance and first floor corridor7 slo, return from .reakC. 9. "elling out of the ,indo,s. 5. -uying food for someone serving in the =<&C. /. 6oing to the .athroom more than t,ice during the morning academic period. 0. VandalismA • 'he Director ,ill assess the damage at the close of school on the particular day. • A meeting ,ith the student and his parents ,ill take place to discuss appropriate conse>uences of ,hich out of school suspension may occur. • 'he Director in con$unction ,ith staff ,ill prepare a contract for repair<replacement of the damaged property7 ,hich may include monetary remuneration for damage. • ?hen the student has completed the contract7 the Director and staff mem.er ,ill sign+off indicating all conditions of the contract have .een met. 1
12T+/A+2T1.2=/+-0+CT1.2 C+2T+/ tudents that attend the =ntervention<&eflection Center B=<&CC ,hen serving !oss of -reak or a Curtis 'ufts &estriction BC'&C ,ill lose the privileges of the game room7 lunchroom or going outside during .reaks. • ;ating is permitted during the morning .reakfast and lunchtime =<& Center sessions. *ood is not allo,ed during the mid+morning .reak session. • tudents may earn some class credit and<or decrease the num.er of !oss of -reaks .y completing class ,ork ,hen serving in the =<& Center. • tudents ,ho are compliant ,ith the rules of =<& Center may have the !oss of -reak shortened to earn some free time. • tudents ,ho are compliant and adhere to the e:pectations esta.lished .y the staff mem.er in charge may .e allo,ed to earn credit for time served resulting in additional restrictions .eing ,aived Bma:imum of 2C. 0T+/2 T1A+ C0 SS/..M 3/.8/ M % C3' tudents ,ill serve ACP in the =<& Center during the morning academic period. 'he student ,ill .e separated from their peers7 .ut ,ill .e allo,ed to complete class ,ork and to ask >uestions and receive direction of the teacher in the =<& Center. Parents ,ill .e notified ,hen a student is assigned ACP. =f a student follo,s the e:pectations of the ACP7 the follo,ing ,ill .e possi.leA • 'he student ,ill .e a.le to complete their ,ork and receive credit for the day. • 'he student ,ill have the opportunity to attend classes after lunch if they have completed all assigned ,ork7 their conduct is deemed appropriate7 and all rules and regulations ,hile serving ACP have .een follo,ed. =f the student is not a.le to adhere to all rules and regulations they ,ill meet ,ith the Director to discuss alternatives ,hich may includeF meeting ,ith parent<guardian7 additional ACP7 or out of school suspension. ACP may also .e assigned if a student refuses to serve restrictions S9S3+2S1.2 'he follo,ing procedures ,ill .e follo,ed ,henever a studentDs .ehavior ,arrants a uspension. • 'he parent<guardian ,ill .e called. =f the parent<guardian cannot .e contacted7 the emergency contact person ,ill .e called. • 'he student ,ill leave the .uilding or area immediately unless parent<guardian ,ill .e picking+up student. • 'he student7 ,ith a parent<guardian7 ,ill .e re>uired to have a re+entry meeting ,ith the studentDs assigned chool Ad$ustment Counselor and the Director to discuss e:pectations upon reentry. tudents ,ho have .een suspended may not .e present on school property during the school day7 at any school+sponsored event Bhome or a,ayC7 at any hour of the day or night ,hile on suspension. 'hese rules apply to all of the property of the Medford Pu.lic chools and to facilities and grounds ,here school events are held. Violations of the terms of the suspension ,ill .e regarded as trespassing7 ,hich may .e reported to la, enforcement officials.
'he follo,ing .ehaviors are ma$or offenses that ,arrant suspensionA 1) A1.0+2T ;+H A1./ • Physically assaultive .ehavior directed to,ard any person or school property. 2) <+ 3.2S 2, C.2T/ ; 2, • tudents that sell7 possess7 or carry a ,eapon or ,eapons shall result in the reconvening of the team.M 'he term N,eaponN includes7 .ut is not limited to7 knives7 firearms7 paint<pellet<-- guns7 clu.s7 a realistic facsimile of a ,eapon7 any item that is used or construed as a ,eapon7 any ra#or .lade or any device that includes a .lade edge. • 4o drugs or alcohol ,ill .e allo,ed on school grounds. Any student ,ho is o.served to possess7 sell7 or distri.ute drugs or alcohol7 or ,hose .ehavior suggests that they have participated in drug or alcohol activity .efore entering the school .uilding ,ill .e e:amined .y the nurse and the Director prior to .eing asked to leave the .uilding if ,arranted. Parent<guardian ,ill .e notified. Possession of any drug paraphernalia Bi.e. rolling papers7 pipes7 etcC is also grounds for suspension. 3) H / SSM+2T • (arassing other students<staff on the .asis of gender7 ethnicity7 religion7 handicap7 or se:ual preference. 4) < 0D .9T • tudents leaving the .uilding ,ithout permission ,ill incur a suspension and the parent<guardian ,ill .e notified. uspension date Bthat day or the follo,ing dayC for students that L?alk IutM ,ill depend on the time the student left the school. =f the individual returns later in the day after ,alking out7 re+entry ,ill .e denied. ?hen student is o.served ,alking out7 they ,ill .e asked .y the Director or a staff mem.er to return. =f they choose to do so7 the student ,ill meet ,ith their assigned chool Ad$ustment Counselor and the Director to process the event ,hich led to them ,alking out. 'he parent<guardian ,ill then .e notified. !) ,,1T1.2 0 A1.0 T1.2S TH T C.90, /+S90T 12 S9S3+2S1.2 =nclude .ut are not limited toA • Arson7 assault7 .attery7 possession or use of e:plosives Bincluding fire,orksC7 e:tortion7 .lackmail7 coercion7 larceny7 theft7 vandalism7 possession of stolen property7 and intimidation of a student or school personnel. • -eing on the premises of any school Bincluding C'( C ,hen not in attendance7 ,ithout permission from the .uilding administrator. • 4oncompliance ,ith Curtis 'ufts &estrictions BC'&C and !oss of -reaks7 or three Curtis 'ufts &estrictions BC'&DsC in a short period of time may result in out of school suspension. • =f the student is uncooperative or disruptive7 he<she may .e sent home on suspension 'he follo,ing definition of NpossessionN applies to the a.ove ma$or violations and to all other uses of the term ,ithin this hand.ook. NPossessionN not only means holding an item7 having it on oneGs person7 or storing it in oneGs locker or automo.ileF it can also mean .eing ,illingly and kno,ingly in the presence of the item.
,1SC13012+ .- S3+C1 0 +,9C T1.2 ST9,+2TS All students are e:pected to meet the re>uirements for conduct and .ehavior as set forth in this student hand.ook. =n addition to those due process protections afforded to all students7 the =ndividuals ,ith Disa.ilities ;ducation Act B=D;AC and related regulations provide eligi.le students or those the District kno,s or has reason to kno, might .e eligi.le for such services ,ith certain procedural rights and protections in the conte:t of student discipline. tudents ,ho have .een found to have a disa.ility that su.stantially limits a ma$or life activity7 as defined under ection 983 of the &eha.ilitation Act of 12/17 must also .e afforded these increased procedural protections. Procedural afeguards are re>uired to .e provided to these students prior to imposing discipline that ,ill result in the studentDs removal for more than ten B18C consecutive school days or ten B18C cumulative school days Bif constituting a change in placementC in a single school year. 'he follo,ing additional re>uirements apply to the discipline of students ,ith disa.ilitiesA 'he =ndividuali#ed ;ducation Plan B=;PC for a student must indicate ,hether the student can .e e:pected to meet the regular discipline code of the school or ,hether the code should .e modified due to the studentDs disa.ility. =n general7 special education students may .e e:cluded from their programs7 $ust as any other student can .e7 for up to ten B18C school days per year. (o,ever7 ,hen a special education student is e:cluded from his<her program for more than ten school days in the school year7 the studentDs pecial ;ducation 'eam must develop a functional .ehavioral assessment plan. =n many instances7 the 'eam also may .e re>uired to determine ,hether the studentDs .ehavior ,as related to his<her disa.ility7 a Lmanifestation determination.M =f the 'eam determines the .ehavior ,as not related to the studentDs disa.ility7 the school may discipline the student according to the schoolDs code of student conduct7 e:cept that the district must continue to provide the student ,ith educational services during the period of suspension or e:pulsion. (o,ever7 if the 'eam determines that the .ehavior ,as related to the disa.ility7 the student may not .e e:cluded from the current educational placement Be:cept in the case of ,eapons or drugsC until the 'eam develops and the parentBsC consent to a ne, =;P. =n the event7 a student possesses7 uses7 sells or solicits a controlled su.stance or possesses a ,eapon at school or a school function7 a school may place a student in an interim alternative education setting for up to 39 calendar days. (earing officers may also order the placement of a student in an appropriate interim setting for up to 39 days upon determination that the current placement is su.stantially likely to result in in$ury to the student or others. ?hen a parent disagrees ,ith the 'eamDs decision on the Lmanifestation determinationM or ,ith a decision regarding placement7 the parent has the right to re>uest an e:pedited due process hearing from the -ureau of pecial ;ducation Appeals. Additional information regarding the procedural protections for special education students can .e o.tained from the Pupil ervices office B/01C 121+2222.
Curtis Tufts High School 8raduated 55roach of ;eha6ioral 1nter6entions
tep Ine 0oss of ;reak G Student ser6es one break in the 1nter6ention=/estriction Center %1=/C Bfor minor infraction7 i.e. inappropriate languageC
tep ',o C=T /estriction G +Bual to three 0oss of ;reaks Students ser6e three breaks in the 1nter6ention=/eflection Center %1=/C' Bfor more serious infraction7 i.e. cell phone use7 ,anderingC 4o check for the day.
tep 'hree lternati6e Classroo* 3lace*ent % C3' T ?hen a student receives more than 2 total restrictions in one day7 he<she ,ill complete class ,ork in an alternate room for four periods.
HHH=f a student receives three or more ,arnings in ACP7 he<she
,ill meet ,ith the Director to determine if an Iut+of+ chool uspension is necessaryHHH
tep *our Sus5ension =f a student e:hi.its .ehaviors .eyond the scope of school .ehavioral e:pectations7 he<she ,ill meet ,ith the Director to determine if the infraction is a suspension or other intervention. Bi.e. pattern of .ehavior7 fighting7 ,eapons7 illegal su.stances7 harassment7 e:cessive restrictions7 etc.C M1SS128 ST9,+2T=/92 < 4 3.01C4
Any student ,ho during the course of the school day leaves the school facility ,ithout the e:pressed consent of staff shall .e considered runa,ay from the program. Any student ,ho cannot .e located during the course of the school day shall .e considered missing. =f the student is of sound mind7 and over the age of 157 the parent or guardian ,ill .e notified that the student has left school. =f the parent<guardian is not availa.le7 the studentDs emergency contact ,ill .e notified. 'he Program Director<Ad$ustment Counselor and the parent<guardian ,ill determine if any additional agencies need to .e notified. 'he student ,ill .e suspended the ne:t day for leaving school grounds ,ithout permission of staff or family. 'he Program Director may decide a Parent<6uardian needs to attend a reentry meeting. tudents ,ho are under the age of 157 or ,hose state of mind is considered unsafe7 ,ill .e follo,ed .y staff and ,ill .e ver.ally encouraged to return to school. =f possi.le7 the staff mem.er should gra. a cell phone or ,alkie+talkie7 and<or notify a .ack up person as he<she leaves the .uilding. taff should not attempt to physically intervene unless the student is posing a danger to himself or others. 'he Program Director ,ill .e immediately notified and determine the most reasona.le course of action7 ,hich may include alerting the local police to intervene7 or to allo, staff to continue to attempt to ver.ally redirect the student to the .uilding. =f the student is non+responsive7 staff shall continue to monitor the situation until assistance arrives. =f it is determined that a student is missing7 a staff person ,ill immediately .egin a search of the facility and areas immediately ad$acent to the .uilding. 'he Program Director shall .e notified as soon as possi.le. 'he Program Director ,ill .e responsi.le for communications .et,een the Curtis staff7 parents<guardians7 and if necessary administrative offices of the school department and<or the local police department. ?hen found7 the student shall .e returned to the Curtis and the ne:t step ,ill .e determined .y the Program Director in con$unction ,ith the ';AM. An incident report ,ill .e completed and filed in the .ehavior<suspension log. *orm 2 ,ill .e completed and su.mitted to the DI; ,ith a copy of the incident report. $03 / sect)4$)00 /+ST/ 12T 3.01C4 'he Medford Pu.lic chools complies ,ith the provisions of 581 CM& sect. 35.88 dealing ,ith restraint of students in the pu.lic schools. 'o that end7 the policy developed pursuant to those regulations is availa.le upon re>uest from the Principal7 the Director of pecial ;ducation and Pupil Personnel ervices7 and the uperintendentDs Iffice. *urther7 the policy is posted in the secretaryDs office7 on the .ulletin .oard that is designated for postings. M+,-./, 39;1C SCH..0S ,/98 2, 0C.H.0 3.01C4 8oals 'he Medford Pu.lic chools ,ish to provide the optimum learning environment for our community of learners and7 therefore7 the Medford Pu.lic chools promote a su.stance+free atmosphere. (o,ever7 the Medford Pu.lic chool ystem recogni#es that certain individuals use<a.use drugs and alcohol. 'he use of these su.stances poses a potential danger to the individual using7 as ,ell as the entire student .ody and staff. 'his policy recogni#es the importance of a three+prong approach to drug and alcohol useA prevention7 enforcement7 and reha.ilitation.
'he policy pertains to all motor vehicles and all containers and compartments ,ithin vehicles ,hile under school $urisdictionF all Medford Pu.lic chool facilities7 Medford Pu.lic chool grounds Bincluding ,ithin 17888 feet of school .oundariesC7 and all school+sponsored functions and events regardless of their location. tate la, mandates that anyone ,ithin 17888 feet of a school .uilding convicted of possessing drugs ,ith intent to distri.ute or actually distri.uting receive a mandatory t,o+year $ail sentence. chool lockers7 desks and all other school fi:tures are considered school property. 'he school system reserves the right to conduct periodic inspection of all school property. 'his policy applies to every day of the calendar year and every hour of the day and night. ,efinition of ,rugs 'he term drug includes all illegal drugs. =t also includes over+the+counter medication7 prescription medication7 inhalants7 or any su.stance that has not received medical clearance from the school health office for use .y a specific student. 3olic? tudents ,ith legitimate medical needs must .e identified and cleared in the health office. Any student needing to take medication must follo, the Medford Pu.lic chools Medication Policy. 4o student can transport medication to school as per policy. Any illegal use of drugs and<or the misuse of prescri.ed or over+the+counter medications as defined in the Medford Pu.lic chools Medication Policy constitute a.use. 4o person shall possess7 have under his<her control7 sell7 dispense7 purchase7 administer7 transport7 .e in the presence of7 possess ,ith intent to sell7 or conceal alcohol or any controlled drug or any su.stance represented to .e a drug or alcohol. 4o person shall ingest7 in$ect7 inhale7 or other,ise introduce into the human .ody nor .e under the influence of any drug or alcohol. 4o person shall possess7 have under his<her control7 sell7 dispense7 purchase7 transport7 possess ,ith intent to sell7 or conceal any drug paraphernalia or o.$ects used for the containment or dispensing of alcohol. tudent athletes<cheerleaders and a parent<guardian of each must attend a mandatory chemical a,areness session prior to the start of each season as a re>uirement of eligi.ility. In an annual .asis all students ,ill sign an ackno,ledgment of having read the drug and alcohol policy after they have done so. chool property7 including lockers7 may .e periodically checked for drugs<alcohol at the discretion of the administration ,hen there is reasona.le suspicion of a violation of school rules. tudents ,ill not .e allo,ed access to their cars<vehicles during the school day unless accompanied .y a school official or dismissed appropriately .y a school administrator. 3re6ention 'he comprehensive health curriculum shall address the issues of drugs7 alcohol7 and to.acco throughout a studentDs academic e:perience. A variety of age+appropriate methods ,ill .e used7 including7 .ut not limited to7 the esta.lished core curriculum7 DA&;7 specific to.acco programs7 and CA PA& BAlcohol<Drug ;ducationC. 'o.acco education and to.acco cessation programs ,ill .e offered during the school year. 'he school ,ill provide training and revie, of its drug<alcohol policies each year to all staff. Chemical a,areness programs ,ill .e offered to all parents annually. !ocal la, enforcement7 ,ith approval of the principal or his<her designee7 may periodically provide assistance in maintaining a drug<alcohol free environment. 'his may include .oth announced and unannounced visits .y the canine drug detection unit7 in accordance ,ith procedures promulgated .y the Middlese: District AttorneyDs Iffice.
,efinition of buse tudents are not allo,ed to possess any drug or medication in school. tudents ,ho need inhalers7 insulin7 and epi+pens must .e identified .y the health office as having permission to carry their medication. Any illegal use of drugs and<or the misuse of prescri.ed or over+the+counter medications as defined in the Medford Pu.lic chools Medication Policy constitutes a.use. Any use of alcohol7 including medications containing alcohol7 is for.idden and considered a.use. ,efinition of Sus5icion of Substance 9se or buse uspicion of su.stance use or a.use is defined asA &ecognition that a studentDs or individualDs .ehavior or appearance is out of the ordinary7 ,ith or ,ithout evidence. All students are e:pected to meet the re>uirements for .ehavior as set forth in this hand.ook. Any student ,ho poses an immediate threat to the safety of himself<herself or others ,ill .e suspended regardless of their regular<special education status. Additional provisions are made for individual students ,ho have .een found to need an =ndividual ;ducation Plan. 'he =ndividual ;ducation Plan of all students must state ,hether the student is a.le to meet the discipline code or if some modification is needed. A representative of the special education department ,ill participate<advise in the disciplinary procedures for students ,ith =;PDs to interpret all modifications of the =;P and pertinent legal issues. tudents ,ithout a modified discipline code shall .e su.$ect to the discipline outlined .elo,. Any staff mem.er ,ho suspects that a student is in violation of the school drug<alcohol policy is re>uired to report the situation immediately to the appropriate administrator of that .uilding B u.master7 Assistant Principal7 Assistant Director7 Principal7 or DirectorC for evaluation. 'he appropriate administrator is then responsi.le to notify the school resource officer or designee. taff mem.ers must .e assured of confidentiality in reporting. =t is recommended that one individual in each .uilding .e identified as the appropriate administrator. 'he appropriate administrator must report all incidents7 regardless of severity or outcome7 in ,riting to the head administrator. =f the administrator determines pro.a.le ingestion of drugs or alcohol7 the student must .e escorted to the health office for medical evaluation. =f the nurse determines the student must .e medically evaluated7 the student ,ill .e transported via am.ulance to the nearest medical facility. ?here there are reasona.le grounds to .elieve or ,here facts and circumstances give rise to reasona.le suspicion that a person has violated or is violating either the la, or the rules of the school as outlines in this policy and that a search ,ill turn up evidence7 a search conducted .y school officials ,ill .e permissi.le if its scope is reasona.ly related to the o.$ectives of the search. 'his Drug and Alcohol Policy in no ,ay limits or restricts e:isting search policies. 'he Medford Pu.lic chools have a Memorandum of Agreement ,ith the Medford Police. Any student found to .e in violation of the policy must .e reported to the school resource officer or police designee. =n the case of medical emergencies7 the health office ,ill notify the parent<guardian. 'he administrator in charge ,ill handle all other communications .et,een the school and parent<guardian. Aiolation 4ot ,ithstanding the possi.ility of e:pulsion7 the follo,ing disciplinary policy is recommended. 'he principal reserves the right to increase the penalty Bfor all violations of this policyC7 .ased on the circumstances of each case. *or all violations in the entire Drug and Alcohol Policy7 the Administrator7 in consultation ,ith ,itnesses7 ,ill complete incident reports and for,ard them to the (eadmaster.
-irst .ffense 'he school administrator notifies the school resource officer or designee. A student in violation ,ill .e suspended for a minimum of three days. 'he student ,ill .e immediately removed from the school .y parent<guardian or transported to the nearest medical facility if necessary. ocial pro.ationS Bfrom the date of the suspensionC ,ill .e imposed for a minimum of one month B20 calendar daysC. &eentry must .e accompanied .y medical evidenceSS that the student is drug<alcohol free. Certain drugs may re>uire further and<or repeated drug screening. BMedical evidence must .e verified .y the school nurse.C 'he Director of 6uidance ,ill refer the student to an in+house counselor for continued follo,+up and monitoring of the treatment plan. 'he parent<guardian must meet ,ith school administration to discuss a specific plan for the student7 including monitoring of .ehavior as ,ell as treatment. B=f the student is not adhering to the treatment plan7 the administration may reinstate the suspension and continue the social pro.ation.C econd and third offenses not ,ithin one year of the first offense ,ill .e treated as a first offense unless there are other facts that apply. Second .ffense (ithin .ne 4ear of -irst Aiolation 'he police resource officer Bor designeeC is notified. A student in violation ,ill .e suspended for a minimum of si: school days. 'he student ,ill immediately .e removed from the school .y parent<guardian or transported to the nearest medical facility if necessary. ocial pro.ationS Bfrom the date of the suspensionC ,ill .e imposed for a minimum of t,o months B95 calendar daysC. &eentry must .e accompanied .y medical evidenceSS that the student is drug<alcohol free. 'he parent<guardian must agree to enroll said student in an outpatient drug<alcohol treatment program. 'he student must agree to adhere to the treatment plan recommended .y the program. 'he Director of 6uidance ,ill refer the student to an in+house counselor for continued follo,+up and monitoring of the treatment program. *ailure to meet the treatment program re>uirements ,ill result in an e:clusionary hearing. Third .ffense (ithin .ne 4ear of -irst Aiolation 'he police resource officer Bor designeeC is notified. A student in violation ,ill .e suspended indefinitely7 minimum of ten days7 until an e:clusionary hearing takes place. 'he social pro.ation period ,ill .e indefinite Bat the discretion of AdministrationC. ,istributing =f a student is found to .e selling7 distri.uting or in possession of a >uantity sufficient to .e charged ,ith the intent to distri.ute drugs or alcohol7 the Principal or designee ,ill immediately notify the parent and the police for mandatory removal of the student. 'here ,ill .e Iut of chool uspension and possi.le e:clusion .y the Principal. 'he police ,ill take appropriate action under the la, regarding the sale of drugs in pro:imity to school .uildings. An incident report must .e completed and for,arded to the head administrator. Confiscated ,rug= lcohol 3ara5hernalia All confiscated drugs<alcohol or paraphernalia must .e immediately turned over to the police resource officer or his<her designee. A receipt should .e o.tained.
/ehabilitation 'he Medford Pu.lic chool ystem is committed to the academic achievement of all students. A student ,ho is e:periencing difficulty ,ith drugs<alcohol ,ill .e supported through health services7 counseling services7 and administration. 'he school system ,ill make every attempt to provide parent<guardian ,ith referral for availa.le community resources. 'he schools ,ill annually revie, all policies and health curriculum to discourage students from engaging in risk+taking .ehaviors and encourage positive7 healthy7 life choices. All students are encouraged to see their counselor7 nurse7 or police resource officer if they feel they are in need of assistance ,ith alcohol or drugs. 'he schoolDs support services ,ill assist students to receive appropriate referrals. 'he implementation of this policy ,ill utili#e all applica.le due process7 statutes7 regulations7 and guidelines. HSocial 3robation R Violation of the drug<alcohol policy is a serious infraction of the Code of Discipline in the Medford Pu.lic chools. tudents ,ill lose the privilege of attending (and participating in) all school+sponsored events (including but not limited to proms, performances, sporting events) for the duration indicated. eniors in violation of the drug<alcohol code ,ill $eopardi#e participation in graduation e:ercises. (These students will NOT be allowed to attend or participate in graduation exercises.) HHMedical +6idence R 'he parent<guardian is ultimately responsi.le for all arrangements related to the medical clearance of a student. 0C.H.01C ;+A+/ 8+S 8ift, Sale, ,eli6er? or 3ossession on 3ublic School 3re*ises ?hoever gives7 sells7 delivers or has in his<her possession any alcoholic .everage7 e:cept for medical purposes7 in any school .uilding7 or any premise used for pu.lic school purposes7 and7 under the charge of the chool Committee or other pu.lic .oard or officer7 shall .e punished .y imprisonment for not more than thirty B18C days7 or .y a fine on not more than one hundred dollars7 or .oth. 'he same procedures as in drug a.use cases ,ill hold for alcoholic .everages. ST T+ /+890 T1.2S 3ossession of ,angerous <ea5on, Controlled Substances, ssault on School 3ersonnel 'he follo,ing state regulations do not prevent the Medford Pu.lic chools and Medford (igh chool from disseminating and enforcing more stringent rules and regulations. Α. Any student ,ho is found on school premises or at school+sponsored events7 including athletic games7 in possession of a dangerous ,eapon7 including .ut not limited to a gun or a knifeF or a controlled su.stance as defined in Chapter 23 C7 including7 .ut not limited to mari$uana7 cocaine7 and heroin7 may .e su.$ect to e:pulsion from the school or school district .y the Principal. Β. Any student ,ho assaults a principal7 assistant principal7 teacher7 teacherGs aide7 or other school staff on school premises or at school+sponsored events7 including athletic games7 may .e su.$ect to e:pulsion from the school or school district .y the Principal. Χ. Any student ,ho is charged ,ith a violation of either paragraph A or - shall .e notified in ,riting of an opportunity for a hearingF provided7 ho,ever7 that the student may have representation7 along ,ith the opportunity to present evidence and ,itnesses at said hearing .efore the Principal.
∆. Any student ,ho has .een e:pelled from a school district pursuant to these provisions shall have the right to appeal to the uperintendent. 'he e:pelled student shall have ten B18C days from the date of the e:pulsion in ,hich to notify the uperintendent of his<her appeal. 'he student has the right to counsel at a hearing .efore the uperintendent. 'he su.$ect matter of the appeal shall not .e limited solely to a factual determination of ,hether the student has violated any provisions of this section. Ε. ?hen a student is e:pelled under the provisions of this section and applies for admission to another school for acceptance7 the uperintendent of the sending school shall notify the uperintendent of the receiving school of the reasons for the pupilGs e:pulsion. Φ. ?hen a student is e:pelled under the provisions of this section7 no school or school district ,ithin the Common,ealth shall .e re>uired to admit such student or provide educational services to said student. =f said student does apply for admission to another school or school district7 the uperintendent of the school district to ,hich the application is made may re>uest and shall receive from the uperintendent of the school e:pelling said student a ,ritten statement of the reasons for said e:pulsion. ST T+ 0 < 37 H 1=2 B;:cerptsC -elon? Co*5laint or Con6iction of StudentI Sus5ensionI +&5ulsionI /ight to 55eal LHpon the issuance of a criminal complaint charging a student ,ith a felony or upon the issuance of a felony delin>uency complaint against a student7 the principal or headmaster of a school in ,hich the student is enrolled may suspend such student for a period of time determined appropriate .y said principal or headmaster if said principal or headmaster determines that the studentDs continued presence in school ,ould have a su.stantial detrimental effect on the general ,elfare of the school. 'he student shall receive ,ritten notification of the charges and the reasons for such suspension prior to the suspension taking effect. 'he student shall also receive ,ritten notification of this right to appeal and the process for appealing such suspensionF provided7 ho,ever7 that such suspension remain in effect prior to any appeal hearing conducted .y the superintendent.M LHpon a student .eing convicted of a felony or upon an ad$udication or admission in court of guilt ,ith respect to such a felony or felony delin>uency7 the principal or headmaster of a school in ,hich the student is enrolled may e:pel said student if such principal or headmaster determines that the studentDs continued presence in school ,ould have a su.stantial detrimental effect on the general ,elfare of the school. 'he student shall receive ,ritten notification of the charges and the reasons for such e:pulsion prior to such e:pulsion taking effect. 'he student shall also receive ,ritten notification of this right to appeal and the process for appealing such e:pulsionF provided7 ho,ever7 that such e:pulsion remain in effect prior to any appeal hearing conducted .y the superintendent.M LHpon e:pulsion of such student7 no school or school district shall .e re>uired to provide educational services to the student.M M+M./ 2,9M .- 8/++M+2T ;+T<++2 TH+ M+,-./, SCH..0 ,+3 /TM+2T 2, TH+ M+,-./, 3.01C+ ,+3 /TM+2T 1) 8eneral 3rinci5les 'he Medford Pu.lic chools and the Medford Police Department do here.y agree to coordinate their efforts to prevent su.stance a.use and violent .ehavior .y students of the Medford Pu.lic chools. 'his agreement may .e modified as re>uired and agreed to .y the parties in furtherance of su.stance a.use and violence+prevention o.$ectives)
*urthermore7 'he Medford Pu.lic chools and the Medford Police Department agree to respond effectively and cooperatively to incidents of school delin>uency7 truancy7 and criminal .ehavior. uch $oint efforts ,ill focus on incidents7 ,hich have taken place on school property7 at school sponsored events7 and<or locations in ,hich students of the Medford Pu.lic chools have gathered. 'his agreement is entered into pursuant to the !a,s of the Common,ealth and ordinances of the City of Medford that deal ,ith su.stance a.use7 issues of violence and such incidents ,hich re>uireA • A la, enforcement response in a school settingF • A la, enforcement response during any school+sponsored activity even if the event is off school groundsF • A la, enforcement response in a community setting involving students of the Medford Pu.lic chools. 11) School and 3olice ,e5art*ent ,esignated 0iaisons =n order to facilitate timely7 clear and effective communications .et,een the school and police personnel7 the Medford Pu.lic chools and the Medford Police Department agree to identify individuals ,ho ,ill function as designated liaisons. A. 'he Medford Pu.lic chools Designated !iaisons7 .y school7 areA a. Director .. Ad$ustment Counselors -. 'he Medford Police Department Designated !iaisons areA a. )uvenile Ifficer .. chool+-ased Community &esource Ifficer c. Community ervice Hnit BpersonnelC 111) /e5orting 8uidelines A. Mandatory chool &eports to Police Department 1. 'he .elo, Mandatory eportable !ncidents ,ill .e immediately reported to the Medford Police Department if such incident occurredA a. In school property .. ?ithin 17888 foot radius of school property c. At a school+sponsored event d. =n a school o,ned or contracted vehicle e. Any,here in the community if it involves a student of the Medford Pu.lic chools 2. 'he follo,ing is a list of Mandatory &eporta.le =ncidentsA a. Any incident in ,hich any individual is reasona.ly suspected of7 or inhalants7 or any controlled su.stance as defined in M.6. !. 23C drugs or alcoholF .. Any incident7 e:cluding accidents7 ,hich results in serious personal in$ury or significant property destruction7 or ,here there is threat of such activityF c. Possession of a dangerous ,eapon as defined in M.6.!. C252 .18 or any o.$ect capa.le of causing concern7 alarm7 harm7 or disrupting the general ,elfare of the school communityF d. All se:ual assaults and rapes7 or instances of serious accosting7 annoying or serious harassment of personsF
e. Any incident involving serious domestic a.use7 dating violence or violation of M.6. !. 282+A Domestic A.use !a,F f. Any incident involving the serious physical or se:ual a.use of a child Bin addition to a report filed ,ith department of ocial ervicesCF g. Any incident involving an actual or suspected hate crime or violation of civil rights. -. Police Department &eports to the (igh chool 'he appropriate Police Department Designated !iaisons ,ill inform the appropriate chool Designated !iaison ofA 1. ArrestsA u.$ect to the applica.le statutes and regulations governing confidentiality7 the Medford Police Department ,ill notify the Medford Pu.lic chools of the arrest or filing of a complaint application against any student of the Medford Pu.lic chools. 2. =ssues of afety<4on+Criminal ActivityA 'he appropriate police Department Designated !iaison shall report to the appropriate chool Designee any non+criminal activity involving students of the Medford Pu.lic chools if theA a. activity poses a serious or imminent threat to the safety or general ,ell .eing of the student7 faculty7 or administrative personnelF .. making of such report ,ould facilitate supportive intervention .y school personnel on .ehalf of the studentF c. activity involves actual or possi.le truancy. S+ /CH 2, S+1F9/+ 0 < 2, 3.01C4 'he legality of a search of a student should depend simply on the reasona.leness7 under all the circumstances7 of a search... NHnder the circumstances7 a search of a student .y a teacher or other school official ,ill G.e $ustified at its inceptionG ,hen there are reasona.le grounds for suspecting that the search ,ill turn up evidence that the student has violated or is violating either the la, or the rules of the school. uch a search ,ill .e permissi.le in its scope ,hen the measures adopted are reasona.ly related to the o.$ectives of the search and not e:cessively intrusive in light of the age and se: of the student and the nature of the infraction.N + 4e, )ersey v. '.!.I. 91 H. .!.?.7 18017 380/+3800
M+,-./, 39;01C SCH..0S ;9004128 2, C4;+/-;9004128 3.01C4
=t is the policy of the Medford Pu.lic chools to provide a learning environment that is free from .ullying and cy.er+.ullying Bsimilar policies e:ist and define se:ual harassment and ha#ingC. =t is a violation of this policy for any student to engage in .ullying or cy.er+.ullying7 or for any employee of the Medford Pu.lic chools to condone or fail to report acts of .ullying or cy.er+.ullying that they ,itness or .ecome a,are of BiC on school grounds and property immediately ad$acent to school groundsF BiiC at school+sponsored or school+related activities7 functions or programs7 ,hether on or off school groundsF BiiiC at school .us stopsFBivC on school .uses or other vehicles o,ned7 leased or used .y the school districtF or BvC through the use of technology or an electronic device o,ned7 leased or used .y the school district. =t is also a violation of this policy for any student to engage in .ullying or cy.er+.ullying at a location7 activity7 function or program that is not school+related7 or through the use of technology or an electronic device that is not o,ned7 leased or used .y the school district7 if the .ullying creates a hostile environment at school for the victim7
infringes on the rights of the victim at school7 or materially and su.stantially disrupts the education process or orderly operation of the school7 as determined .y school administrators. 'he MP chool District ,ill not tolerate retaliation against a person ,ho reports .ullying or cy.er+.ullying7 provides information during an investigation of .ullying or cy.er+.ullying7 or ,itnesses or has relia.le information a.out .ullying or cy.er+.ullying.
J;ull?ingK is defined as the repeated use .y one or more students or .y a mem.er of a school staff including7 .ut not limited to7 an educator7 administrator7 school nurse7 cafeteria ,orker7 custodian7 .us driver7 athletic coach7 advisor to an e:tracurricular activity or paraprofessional of a ,ritten7 ver.al7 or electronic e:pression7 or a physical act or gesture7 or any com.ination thereof7 directed at a victim thatA BiC causes physical or emotional harm to the victim or damage to the victimDs propertyF BiiC places the victim in reasona.le fear of harm to himself or of damage to his propertyF BiiiC creates a hostile environment at school for the victimF BivC infringes on the rights of the victim at schoolF or BvC materially and su.stantially disrupts the education process or the orderly operation of a school. JC?ber-bull?ingK is defined as .ullying through the use of technology or any electronic communication7 ,hich includes .ut is not limited to any transfer of signs7 signals7 ,riting7 images7 sounds7 data or intelligence of any nature transmitted in ,hole or in part .y such things as electronic mail7 internet communications7 instant message7 te:t message or facsimile. Cy.er+.ullying includes BiC the creation of a ,e. page or .log in ,hich the creator assumes the identity of another person or BiiC the kno,ing impersonation of another person7 as the author of posted content or messages7 if the creation or impersonation is a violation under the la,. Cy.er+.ullying also includes the distri.ution .y electronic means of a communication to more than one person or the posting of material on an electronic medium that may .e accessed .y one or more persons7 if the distri.ution or posting is a violation of the la,. =t is the responsi.ility of every student7 parent and employee of the school district to recogni#e acts of .ullying7 cy.er+.ullying and retaliation. Any student ,ho .elieves that he or she has .een the victim of .ullying7 cy.er+.ullying or retaliation should report it immediately to his or her teacher or principal. tudents7 parents and mem.ers of the school staff Bincluding .ut not limited to educators7 administrators7 school nurses7 cafeteria ,orkers7 custodians7 .us drivers7 coaches7 advisors7 advisors to an e:tracurricular activity7 or paraprofessionalsC7 ,ho ,itness or .ecome a,are of .ullying cy.er+.ullying or retaliation should immediately report it to the principal. &eports of .ullying or cy.er+.ullying ,ill .e promptly investigated. =f the school principal or a designee determines that .ullying or retaliation has occurred7 the school principal or designee ,ill BiC notify the police if the principal or designee .elieves that criminal charges may .e pursued against the perpetratorF BiiC take appropriate disciplinary actionF BiiiC notify the parents or guardians of the perpetratorF and BivC notify the parents or guardians of the victim7 and to the e:tent consistent ,ith state and federal la,7 notify them of the action taken to prevent any further acts of .ullying or retaliation. 'he chool district ,ill provide age+appropriate instruction on .ullying prevention and provide professional development to .uild the skills of staff mem.ers7 as re>uired .y la,. 'he uperintendent ,ill develop a -ullying Prevention and =ntervention Plan7 ,hich shall sets forth the administrative guidelines and procedures for the implementation of this policy. uch -ullying Prevention and =ntervention Plan shall include7 .ut not .e limited toA procedures for reporting7 responding to and investigating reports of .ullying or retaliationF the range of disciplinary actions that may .e taken against a perpetrator for
.ullying or retaliation or against someone for making a false accusation of .ullyingF procedures for remedying incidents of .ullying and restoring a sense of safety for a victim and assessing that victimDs needs for protectionF strategies for protecting from .ullying or retaliation a person ,ho reports .ullying or provides information during an investigationF any notification re>uirements consistent ,ith state and federal la,F a strategy for providing counseling or referral to appropriate services for perpetrators7 victims and family mem.ersF and provisions for educating and informing parents a.out .ullying and the chool DistrictDs .ullying prevention curriculum. tudents and parents or guardians ,ill receive notice of the relevant student+related section of the Plan annually and faculty and staff at each school shall .e trained annually on the plan applica.le to the school. ;ach .uilding principal shall .e responsi.le for the implementation and oversight of the Plan at his or her school. 'he .uilding principal or designee shall assist students7 parents7 and employees of the chool District ,ho seek guidance or support in addressing matters relating to any form of .ullying7 cy.er+ .ullying or retaliation. Any student ,ho kno,ingly makes a false accusation of .ullying or retaliation ,ill .e su.$ect to disciplinary action including7 .ut not limited to reprimand7 detention7 loss of privileges7 and<or suspension. An educational component ,ill .e part of the actions taken. =f the false accusations have civil and<or criminal elements then further actions may .e taken .y appropriate la, enforcement agencies. Any staff mem.er7 parent7 and<or community mem.er ,ho kno,ingly engage in false accusations ,ill .e su.$ect to appropriate conse>uences administered .y the school system and<or la, enforcement agencies. Complaints of .ullying or retaliation may .e made anonymouslyF ho,ever7 no disciplinary action shall .e taken against a student7 staff mem.er7 parent7 or community mem.er solely on the .asis of an anonymous report
3.01C4 3/.H1;1T128 H // SSM+2T 2, A1.0+2C+ H / SSM+2T Medford Pu.lic chools ,ill not allo, any student to .e a target of harassment. 'his applies in or around the school .uilding7 at lunch7 hall,ays7 on the athletic fields7 at all school sponsored events and on school .uses. 'he Medford Pu.lic chools (arassment and Prevention Policy ,as developed to ensure that the educational opportunities of all students are not threatened or limited .y such harassment and to ensure that individuals are free to learn and develop relationships ,ithout fear of intimidation7 humiliation or degradation. (arassment can include any form of .ehavior that interferes ,ith another personDs sense of safety7 dignity7 or productivity in the school environment. (arassment .ased on a personDs race7 color7 national origin7 religion7 age7 disa.ility or se:ual orientation is unla,ful and prohi.ited. =f you feel you have .een a target of harassment7 please talk to a school counselor a.out this matter or see the Principal ,ho can assist you in filing a complaint form. Ince the complaint is thoroughly investigated7 studentBsC aggressors may .e su.$ect to disciplinary action. (arassment incidents may result in a ,ide range of conse>uences7 including .ut not limited7 to a conference ,ith parents7 detentions7 suspension7 e:pulsion from school and contact ,ith the Medford Police Department depending on the nature of the harassment. A parent<student reentry meeting to school is mandatory if you are involved in the harassment of another studentBsC. Mr. *rank (o,ard7 B/01C 121+22007 is the Medford Pu.lic chools designated (arassment Coordinator.
1) 8eneral State*ent of 3olic? =t is the policy of the Medford Pu.lic chools to maintain a learning and ,orking environment that is free from se:ual orientation harassment7 se:ual harassment7 and violence. 'he chool District prohi.its any from of se:ual orientation harassment7 se:ual harassment7 and violence. =t shall .e a violation of this policy for any pupil7 teacher7 administrator7 or other school personnel of the chool District to harass a pupil7 teacher7 administrator7 or other school personnel through conduct or communication of a se:ual nature as defined .y this policy. B*or the purposes of this policy7 school personnel include school .oard mem.ers7 school employees7 agents7 volunteers7 contractors or persons su.$ect to the supervision and control of the district.C =t shall .e a violation of this policy for any pupil7 teacher7 administrator7 other school personnel of the chool District to inflict7 threaten to inflict7 or attempt to inflict se:ual violence or harassment upon any pupil7 teacher7 administrator7 or other school personnel. 'he chool District ,ill act to investigate complaints7 either formal or informal7 ver.al or ,ritten7 of se:ual orientation harassment7 se:ual harassment7 and violence and to discipline or take appropriate action against any pupil7 teacher7 administrator7 or other school personnel ,ho is found to have violated this policy. 11) ,efinition of Se&ual Harass*ent ) Se&ual Harass*ent ,efinition e:ual harassment consists of un,elcome se:ual advances7 re>uests for se:ual favors7 se:ually motivated physical conduct or other ver.al or physical conduct or communication of a se:ual nature ,henA 11 u.mission to such conduct or communication is made either e:plicitly or implicitly7 of o.taining or retaining employment7 or of o.taining an educationF or 11 u.mission to or re$ection of that conduct or communication .y an individual is used as a factor in decisions affecting that individualGs employment or educationF or 11 'hat conduct or communication has the purpose or effect of unreasona.ly or su.stantially interfering ,ith an individualGs employment or education7 or creating intimidating7 hostile7 or offensive employment or educational environment. 11 Hnder MassachusettsG *air ;ducation Practices7 Chapter 191C of the Mass. 6eneral !a,sA e:ual advances7 re>uests for se:ual favors and other ver.al or physical conduct of a se:ual nature e:ist ,henA a. su.mission or re$ection of such advances7 re>uests or conduct is made either e:plicitly or implicitly a term or condition of the provision of the .enefits7 privileges7 or placement services or as a .asis for the evaluation of academic achievementF or .. such advances7 re>uests or conduct have the purpose or effect of unreasona.ly interfering ,ith an individualGs education .y creating an intimidating7 hostile7 humiliating or se:ually offensive educational environment e:ual (arassment may include .ut is not limited toA • Hn,elcome ver.al harassment or a.useF • Hn,elcome pressure for se:ual activityF • Hn,elcome7 se:ually motivated or inappropriate patting7 pinching7 or physical contact7 other than necessary restraint of pupilBsC .y teachers7 administrators7 or other school personnel to avoid physical harm to persons or propertyF
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Hn,elcome se:ual .ehavior or ,ords7 including demands for se:ual favors7 accompanied .y implied or overt threats concerning an individualGs employment or educational statusF Hn,elcome .ehavior or ,ords directed to an individual .ecause of genderF Hn,elcome .ehavior or ,ords directed to an individual .ecause of se:ual orientation.
;) Se&ual Aiolence ,efinition e:ual violence is a physical act of aggression or force or the threat thereof7 ,hich involves the touching of anotherGs intimate parts7 or forcing a person to touch any personGs intimate parts. =ntimate parts include the primary genital area7 groin7 inner thigh7 .uttocks7 or .reast7 as ,ell as the clothing covering those areas. e:ual violence may include .ut is not limited toA • 'ouching7 patting7 gra..ing7 or pinching another personGs intimate parts7 ,hether that person is of the same gender or the opposite genderF • Coercing7 forcing or attempting to coerce or force the touching of anyoneGs intimate partsF • Coercing7 forcing or attempting to coerce or force se:ual intercourse or a se:ual act on another7 orF • 'hreatening to force or coerce se:ual acts7 including the touching of intimate parts or intercourse on another. C) ssault ,efinition Assault isA • An act done ,ith intent to cause fear in another of immediate .odily harm or deathF • 'he intentional infliction of or attempt to inflict .odily harm upon an otherF or • 'he threat to do .odily harm to another ,ith present a.ility to carry out the threat. 111) /e5orting 3rocedures Any person ,ho .elieves he or she has .een a victim of se:ual harassment or violence in any form defined a.ove7 .y a pupil7 teacher7 administrator7 or other school personnel of the chool District7 or any other person ,ith kno,ledge or .elief of conduct ,hich may constitute se:ual harassment or violence to,ard a pupil7 teacher7 administrator7 or other school personnel should report the alleged acts immediately to an appropriate chool District official designated .y this policy. Many times situations involving non+physical harassment can .e >uickly and >uietly resolved if the harasser and the victim can .e persuaded to sit do,n and talk things over in the presence of a third party. 4othing in this policy shall prevent any person from reporting harassment or violence directly to a District (uman &ights Iffice or to the uperintendent. A. =n ;ach chool -uildingA 'he .uildingGs Principal is the person responsi.le for receiving oral or ,ritten reports of se:ual harassment or violence at the .uilding level. Any adult chool District personnel ,ho receives a report of se:ual harassment or violence shall inform the .uilding principal immediately. -. Hpon receipt of a report7 the Principal must notify the chool District designee immediately7 ,ithout screening or investigating the report. 'he Principal may re>uest7 .ut may not insist upon a ,ritten complaint. 'he Principal ,ill for,ard a ,ritten statement of the facts alleged as soon as practica.le to the designee. *ailure to for,ard any harassment or violence report or complaint as provided herein ,ill result in disciplinary action against the Principal. =f the complaint involves
the .uilding Principal7 the complaint should .e made or filed directly ,ith the uperintendent or the designee .y the reporting party or complainant. C. =n the DistrictA 'he chool -oard here.y designates *rank (o,ard as the designee to receive reports and complaints of se:ual harassment or violence. =f the complaint involves the designee7 the complaint shall .e filed directly ,ith the uperintendent. 'he chool District shall conspicuously post the name of the designee including mailing address and telephone num.ers. D. u.mission of a good faith complaint or report of se:ual harassment or violence ,ill not affect the complainant or reporterGs future employment7 grades or ,ork assignments.
;. Hse of formal reporting forms is mandatory. *. 'he chool District ,ill respect the privacy of the complainant7 the individualBsC against ,hom the complaint is filed7 and the ,itnesses as much as possi.le7 consistent ,ith the chool DepartmentGs legal o.ligation to investigate7 to take appropriate action7 and to conform to any discovery or disclosure o.ligations. 1A) 1n6estigation -y authority of the chool District7 the designee7 upon receipt of a report or complaint alleging se:ual harassment and violence7 shall immediately undertake or authori#e an investigation7 'he investigation may .e conducted .y chool Department officials or .y a third party designated .y the chool District. 'he investigation may consist of personal intervie,s ,ith the complainant7 the individualBsC against ,hom the complaint is filed7 and others ,ho may have kno,ledge of the alleged incidentBsC or circumstances giving rise to the complaint. 'he investigation may also consist of any other methods and documents deemed pertinent .y the investigator. =n determining ,hether alleged conduct constitutes a violation of this policy7 the chool District should consider the surrounding circumstances7 the nature of the .ehavior7 past incidents or past continuing patterns of .ehavior7 the relationships .et,een the t,o parties involved and the conte:t in ,hich the alleged incidents occurred. ?hether a particular action or incident constitutes a violation of this policy re>uires a determination .ased on all the facts and surrounding circumstances. =n addition7 the chool District may take immediate steps7 at its discretion7 to protect the complainant7 pupils7 teachers7 administrators7 or other school personnel pending completion of an investigation of alleged se:ual harassment or violence. 'he investigation ,ill .e completed as soon as practica.le. 'he designee shall make a ,ritten report to the Principal and uperintendent upon completion of the investigation. =f the complaint involves the uperintendent7 the report may .e filed directly ,ith the chool Committee. 'he report shall include a determination of ,hether the allegations have .een su.stantiated as factual and ,hether they appear to .e violations of this policy. A) School ,istrict ction Hpon receipt of the report7 the Principal and<or uperintendent ,ill take appropriate action. uch action may include7 .ut is not limited to ,arning7 suspension7 e:clusion7 e:pulsion7 transfer7 remediation7 termination7 or discharge. =n any determination involving discipline of a staff mem.er or student7 the chool Committee ,ill .e informed of the action taken. uperintendent action taken for violation of this policy ,ill .e consistent ,ith re>uirements of applica.le collective .argaining agreements7 state7 federal
la,7 and chool District policies. =f the complaint involves the uperintendent7 the chool Committee ,ill take appropriate action. 'he result of the chool DistrictGs investigation of each complaint filed under these procedures ,ill .e reported in ,riting to the complainant .y the chool District in accordance ,ith state and federal la,s regarding data or records privacy. A1) /e5risals 'he chool District ,ill discipline or take appropriate action against any pupil7 teacher7 administrator7 or other school personnel ,ho retaliate against any person ,ho reports alleged se:ual harassment or violence or any other person ,ho testifies7 assists7 or participates in an investigation7 or ,ho testifies7 assists or participates in a proceeding or hearing relating to such harassment or violence. &etaliation includes7 .ut is not limited to7 any form of intimidation7 reprisal7 or harassment. A11) /ight to lternati6e Co*5laint 3rocedures 'hese procedures do not deny the right of any individual to pursue other avenues of recourse7 ,hich may include filing charges ,ith the state7 initiating civil rights action7 or seeking redress under state criminal statutes and<or federal la,.
A111) Harass*ent or Aiolence as buse Hnder certain circumstances7 alleged harassment or violence may also .e possi.le a.use under state la,. =f so7 the duties of mandatory reporting under such statutes may .e applica.le. 4othing in this policy ,ill prohi.it Medford Pu.lic chools from taking immediate action to protect victims of alleged harassment7 violence7 or a.use. 1>) ,isse*ination 3olic? and Training A. 'his policy shall .e conspicuously posted throughout each school .uilding in areas accessi.le to pupils and staff mem.ers. -. 'his policy shall appear in the tudent (and.ook. C. 'he Medford Pu.lic chools ,ill develop a method of discussing this policy ,ith students and employees. D. 'his policy shall .e revie,ed periodically for compliance ,ith state and federal la,. >) -alse ccusations -ecause of the serious and private nature of this harassment offense7 false accusations of harassment are7 and ,ill .e treated as a disciplinary offense and ,ill result in the same level of punishment as that applied to one ,ho engages in harassment .ehavior. M SS CH9S+TTS H F128 0 < M)8)0) CH 3T+/ 2$", sections 17-1" Massachusetts 6eneral !a, Chapter 2527 ections 1/+12 makes it a crime to participate in organi#ed ha#ing and provides for a punishment of a fine7 imprisonment or .oth. =n accordance ,ith the la,s of the tate of Massachusetts7 Curtis 'ufts (igh chool does not condone ha#ing in any activity associated ,ith the school7 including athletics7 academics and co+curricular clu.s and organi#ations. Section 17@ ,efinition
'he term ha#ing as used in this section shall mean any conduct or method of initiation into any student organi#ation7 ,hether on pu.lic or private property7 ,hich ,illfully or recklessly endangers the physical or mental health of any student or other person. uch conduct shall include ,hipping7 .eating7 .randing7 forced calisthenics7 e:posure to ,eather7 forced consumption of any food7 li>uor7 .everage or other su.stance7 or any other .rutal treatment or forced physical activity7 ,hich is likely to adversely affect the physical health or safety of any such student or other person7 or ,hich su.$ects such students or other person to e:treme mental stress7 including e:tended deprivation of sleep or rest or e:tended isolation. 4ot,ithstanding any other provision of this section to the contrary7 consent shall not .e availa.le as a defense to any prosecution under this section. UAdded .y t.12097 c.915. Amended .y t. 120/7 c.559.V Section 1#@ /e5orting ?hoever kno,s that another person is the victim of ha#ing as defined in section 1/ and is at the scene of such a crime shall7 to the e:tent that such person can do so ,ithout danger of peril to himself or others7 report such a crime to an appropriate la, enforcement official as soon as reasona.ly practical. ?hoever fails to report such a crime shall .e punished .y a fine of not more than one thousand dollars. UAdded .y t. 12097 c.915. Amended .y t. 120/7 c.559V Section 1"@ 2otification 'his section of the Massachusetts 6eneral !a,s re>uires this ha#ing la, to .e issued to all students and to all mem.ers of clu.s7 teams and organi#ations. Irgani#ers and participants of ha#ing shall .e disciplined in accordance ,ith the measures set forth in the student hand.ook L tudent Discipline Code.M S.19 (abridged) ;ach institution of secondary education shall issue to every student group7 student team or student organi#ation ,hich is part of such institution or is recogni#ed .y the institution or permitted .y the institution to use its name or facilities or is kno, .y the institution to e:ist as an unaffiliated student group7 student team or student organi#ation7 a copy of this section and sections seventeen and eighteen7 provided7 ho,ever7 that an institutionDs compliance ,ith this sectionDs re>uirement that an institution issue copies of this section and sections seventeen and eighteen to unaffiliated student groups7 teams or organi#ations shall not constitute evidence of the institutionDs recognition or endorsement of said unaffiliated student groups7 teams organi#ations. ,1SC13012 /4 CT1.2@ Any student found involved as an organi#er or as a participant in a ha#ing action ,ill .e immediately suspended from school. 'he Director ,ill immediately notify parents<guardians regarding this situation and additional actions to occur7 determined to .e appropriate to the situation. Any student7 ,ho ,itness a ha#ing incident on school property or at a school event held at any location .ut fail to report such an incident to school officials shall .e su.$ect to disciplinary action inclusive of suspension and further actions to occur7 determined to .e appropriate to the situation. 2.2-,1SC/1M12 T1.2 3.01C4 T1T0+ 1> - CH 3T+/ $22 =t is the policy of the Medford chool Department not to discriminate on the .asis of se:7 race7 religion7 color7 national origin7 or handicap in its educational programs7 activities of employment policies as re>uired .y 'itle =Q ection 983 of the &eha.ilitation Act of 12/1. pecifically7 it reaffirms its policy against discrimination related to race7 religion7 se:7 national origin or handicap in the admission7 instruction7 counseling7 or dismissal of students regarding any courses or programs offered at Medford (igh chool.
'he Committee further indicates its acceptance of all federal and state la,s and regulations dealing ,ith the civil rights of parents7 students7 and employees of the chool Department7 as outlined in Chapter 5227 Acts of 12/1. =f any student feels as though his or her rights have .een violated7 they may contact school personnel and su.mit their complaint in ,riting. 'he complaint forms may .e picked up in a u.masterGs Iffice or re>uested from the chool Ad$ustment Counselor. ST9,+2TSL /18HTS 2, /+S3.2S1;101T1+S tudents have the right of freedom of speech7 press7 and assem.ly7 provided that such does not disrupt the educational process. Any student or students disrupting the school process ,ould .e immediately su.$ect to disciplinary action resulting in restrictions7 suspension7 or possi.le e:clusion. /18HTS 2, /+S3.2S1;101T1+S .- 3 /+2T=89 /,1 2 2, ST9,+2TS =t is the responsi.ility of the Medford chool Committee to esta.lish school policiesF the rules and regulations pertaining to discipline must .e availa.le7 and in print7 and must not .e in conflict ,ith local7 state7 or federal la,s. =t is the responsi.ility of the parent<guardian to see that their children arrive on time on all scheduled school days and attends all classes. 1. &easona.le punishment is permissi.le ,hen a ,ritten rule filed ,ith the tate Department of ;ducation has .een violated. 2. tudents may o.tain their attendance7 academic and discipline records ,ith reasona.le notice.
1nterru5ted Their High School +ducation
1. Attend summer school or evening school programs. 'his option can .e used to make up failed courses. • Medford Pu.lic chools summer school course information is availa.le in late May of each school year. • ;nrollment at summer school programs in other communities must .e pre+approved .y the Medford Pu.lic chools 6uidance Department if credits are to .e applied to,ard a Medford (igh chool diploma. • ;nrollment at evening school programs in other communities must .e pre+approved .y the Medford Pu.lic chools 6uidance Department if credits are to .e applied to,ard a Medford (igh chool diploma. 2. Complete graduation re>uirements through enrollment in approved college level courses. • ;nrollment at in college courses must .e pre+approved .y the Medford Pu.lic chools 6uidance Department if credits are to .e applied to,ard a Medford (igh chool diploma. 3. ;nroll in a 6eneral ;ducational Development B6;DC test program. • 'he Massachusetts Department of ;ducationDs 6;D Iffice oversees the 6;D 'esting Program in Massachusetts. 'hirty+three test centers operate state,ide to serve the needs of the adult population in need of a high school credential. 'est centers are located throughout the state. 'hey are responsi.le for registering7 scheduling and administering the tests for their area. 'he follo,ing are test centers located in close pro:imity to MedfordA SC 0+ dult 0earning Center 15/ (olland treet omerville7 MA 82133 51/+529+5588 :521 ;oston Ctr) for 4outh M -a*ilies 1301 'remont treet -oston 82128 51/+519+3228 e:t 2938 4outh ;uild Cust a Start 11/9 Cam.ridge treet7 Cam.ridge7 MA 82112 51/+322+1358 ,i6ision of Continuing +ducation 4e,ton Pu.lic chools 158 !o,ell Avenue 4e,tonville 82158 51/+992+5221
4. ;nroll in a )o. Corps program. )o. Corps offers no+cost training and education to AmericaGs youth ages 15 through 23. tudents typically live on campus and earn their high school diploma or 6;D ,hile learning career skills in one of more than 58 occupational areas offered in &egion Ine. *or more information call 1+088+/11+)I- .
=f you decide to resume a school program at a future time .efore you turn age+22 you may re>uest a 'eam meeting to discuss your educational options .y calling the Medford Pu.lic chools pecial ;ducation office at /01+121+2115
Medford 3ublic Schools Co*5uter cce5table 9se 3olic? 8rade Si& - 8rade T(el6e 'he Medford Pu.lic chools supports the rights of students and staff to have reasona.le access7 in school7 to various informational formats and .elieves it is incum.ent upon students and staff to use this educational advantage in an appropriate and responsi.le manner. Accepta.le Hse Policy Agreement • = accept that using computers and accessing the =nternet is an educational advantage afforded me .y the Medford Pu.lic chool District and that inappropriate use of computers may result in my loss of their utili#ation and other possi.le disciplinary action. • = accept that the primary use of computer resources and the =nternet is to support research and education. • = ,ill follo, all copyright regulations and ,ill not copy programs or pirate soft,are. • = ,ill not take hard,are7 soft,are or computer supplies provided .y the school district. • = ,ill not invade the privacy of others or access the net,ork or files of any .usiness7 person7 or agency ,ith intent to steal7 su.vert7 destroy7 or vie, information that is not appropriate. • = understand that electronic mail Be+mailC is not guaranteed to .e private. People ,ho operate the system have access to all mail and that all =nternet can .e monitored. = ,ill not access information that is considered dangerous or potentially damaging7 such as instructions on the preparation of illegal or dangerous mechanisms or activities. • = ,ill not conduct .usiness transactions7 commercial activities or political lo..ying. • = understand that for my safety = ,ill not give out my full name7 home address or telephone num.er7 or school information to strangers that = meet on+line. = agree not to meet ,ith any stranger that = have met online. = ,ill not pu.lish personal information a.out other users or pretend to .e someone else ,hen sending or receiving information. • = ,ill .e polite and use appropriate language. = ,ill not s,ear7 use vulgarities7 harass others7 use ethnic or racial slurs7 access inappropriate ,e.sites7 engage in hacking or vandalism7 or transmit or vie, o.scene or offensive material. • = understand that = am prohi.ited from do,nloading or installing any personal soft,are ,ith inappropriate material on school technology. • = ,ill not degrade or disrupt school or =nternet net,ork services or e>uipment7 as such activity is considered a crime under state and federal la,F this includes .ut is not limited to tampering ,ith computer hard,are and soft,are7 vandali#ing data7 invoking computer viruses or attempting to gain access to restricted or unauthori#ed net,ork services. • = ,ill promptly disclose to my teacher or other school employee any message or information that = receive that is inappropriate or makes me feel uncomforta.le. = understand that Principals7 or their designees7 ,ill .e responsi.le for disseminating and enforcing policies and enforcing procedures in the .uildings under their control and ,ill ensure that all users
complete and sign an agreement to a.ide .y the policies and procedures. All such agreements are to .e maintained at the .uilding level.
CH&'= 'H*' (=6( C(II! 31/ Main treet Medford7 MA 82199
Phone /01+121+2131 *a: /01+121+8522
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3er*ission -or* for the 2013-2014 School 4ear
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give my permission for my child to take 'ylenol as needed.
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C9/T1S T9-TS H18H SCH..0 31/ Main treet Medford7 MA 82199
Phone /01+121+2131 *a: /01+121+8522
nthon? Aol5e ,irector
3er*ission -or* for the 2013-2014 School 4ear
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please print parent<guardianDs name please print childDs name
give my permission for my child to attend all field trips7 sporting events7 or other school related activities. = understand that Medford Pu.lic chools ,ill either provide transportation or on some occasion7 staff cars and<or pu.lic transportation ,ill .e utili#ed. = understand that my child may not .e eligi.le for all such events.
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Student and 3arent=8uardian Sign-off Sheet
A copy of 'he Curtis 'ufts (igh chool tudent (and.ook is mailed to the Parent<6uardian and student for revie,. 'he tudent and Parent<6uardian ign+off heet should to .e returned to the Curtis 'ufts (igh chool in the stamped envelope provided.
= have received a copy of 'he Curtis 'ufts (igh chool tudent (and.ook. = am a,are of the (and.ook Policies and agree to comply ,ith all the rules and regulations stated therein. StudentEs 2a*e 77777777777777777777777777 7777777777777777777777777777 Student Signature 777777777777777 ,ate
= have received a copy of 'he Curtis 'ufts (igh chool tudent (and.ook. = am a,are of the (and.ook Policies and all the rules and regulations stated therein. 7777777777777777777777777777 3arent=8uardian Signature 7777777777777777777777777777 3arent=8uardian Signature 777777777777777 ,ate 777777777777777 ,ate
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