MIDDLE SCHOOL PARENT & STUDENT HANDBOOK 2007-2008

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Calendar.................................................................................................................... 2 Foreword .................................................................................................................. 5 Welcome................................................................................................................... 6 History ...................................................................................................................... 7 Motto and Alma Mater........................................................................................... 9 Mission and Guiding Principles.......................................................................... 10 Philosophy and Goals .......................................................................................... 11 Daily Operations ................................................................................................... 12 Academic Matters ................................................................................................. 14 Awards and Honors.............................................................................................. 19 Attendance ............................................................................................................. 22 Academic Integrity Policy.................................................................................... 25 Rules and Regulations of Conduct..................................................................... 26 Dress Code and Dress Regulations.................................................................... 42 Counseling.............................................................................................................. 46 Honor Covenant ................................................................................................... 48 Activities ................................................................................................................. 49 Athletics.................................................................................................................. 51 Financial Aid.......................................................................................................... 54 Miscellaneous Information.................................................................................. 56 Addendum: Emergencies, Building Security, Communications.................... 62 Index ....................................................................................................................... 65
Detroit Country Day School, Hillview Campus 22400 Hillview Lane Beverly Hills, Michigan 48025-4824 Phone: (248) 646-7985 Fax: (248) 646-3459

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MIDDLE SCHOOL CALENDAR
2007-2008 Important Dates (Revised June 2007) September 4 ...................................Students Report/Fall Athletics Commence September 19 ........................................................................... School Picture Day September 20 .................................... Middle School Meet Your Faculty Night September 28 .......................................................................Honor Roll Assembly October 4 (Evening).............................. Advisor/Parent/Student Conferences October 5 (Day) .................................. Advisor/Parent/Student Conferences* October 12 ............................................................................................. Mid-Goal I October 22………………………………....AIMS Conference for Faculty* October 23…………….....Mandatory D.C. Trip Parents/Students Meeting October 31 ....................................................................Halloween Dress-Up Day November 1 ................................... Fall Athletics Conclude/Fall Athletic Party November 1 ................................................................................. Picture Re-Takes November 5 - 8…………….……………. Grade 8 Washington, D.C. Trip November 9 ...................................................... Science Fair Project Set-Up Day November 11 ............................................................................... OPEN HOUSE November 11 ....................................................................................... Science Fair November 16 .......................................................................................Goal I Ends November 16 ............................................................................ Father/Son Event November 21………………………....Faculty Goal I Meeting/Work Day* November 22 – Nov. 26................................................Thanksgiving Vacation* November 27 (Tuesday) ............................................................. School Resumes November 27 ………………………….……. Winter Athletics Commence December 18–20 (School in session)................. Mid-Year Assessment Exams Friday, December 14 and Monday, December 17: Review Days Tuesday, December 18: Foreign Language and Math Exams Wednesday, December 19: English and Science Exams Thursday, December 20: History Exam/2nd Foreign Language Exam Friday, December 21: Exam Make-ups & Faculty Work Day* December 22– January 6………………………………… . Winter Holiday* January 7 (Wednesday).................................................................School Resumes January 18..............................................................................................Mid-Goal II January 21……………………...………..……….Martin Luther King Day* Winter Athletics Dates Vary – Please refer to the Athletics Section January 31............................Mandatory Florida Trip Parents/Student Meeting February 7 (3:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.) ........ Advisor/Parent/Student Conferences February 8 (7:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m.)……Advisor/Parent/Student Conferences* February 10 – 14 .................................................................. Grade 7 Florida Trip February 16 – 24…...…………….…………………….Mid-Winter Break* 2

February 25 (Monday)................................................................. School Resumes March 7................................................................................................Goal II Ends March 14.............................................................Father/Daughter Dinner Dance March 21– April 6....................................................................... Spring Vacation* April 7 (Monday) ......................................................................... School Resumes April 7 ........................................................................Spring Athletics Commence April 16 (7:45 a.m.–3:45 p.m.)…………………... Scheduling Conferences* April 18 ............................................................................... Mother/Son Breakfast April 25 ................................................................................................ Mid-Goal III May 2............................................................................................. Faculty Meeting* May 3 ................................................................................................. Auction 2007 May 9 ........................................................................Mother/Daughter Breakfast May 20 ............................................................ Internal Awards Assembly - PAC May 26 .......................................................................Memorial Day Observance* May 29?......................................................................... Spring Athletics Conclude May 29 (7:00 p.m.) ............ External Honors Convocation (by invitation only) May 30 .............................................................................................. Goal III Ends May 30………...… Talent Show/Field Day 6/Carnival 7/Friendship Day 8 June 2 ……….......Closing Conferences - Gr. 8 / NO School - Gr. 6 and 7* June 3 - 5 .............................................................................................. Final Exams Tuesday, June 3: History and Foreign Language exams, 11:45 dismissal for Grades 6 and 7 Grade 8 Graduation Rehearsal: 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 4: Math and English exams, 11:45 dismissal Thursday, June 5: Science exam, 9:45 dismissal Second foreign language exam, if applicable, 11:45 dismissal June 6 .................................................................................. Make-Up Exam Days* June 8 ............................................................................Graduation Dinner Dance June 10 ......................................................................... Middle School Graduation

*denotes no Middle School students in attendance
The Middle School calendar reflects major dates for your future planning, but is in no way a comprehensive list of all Middle School events during the year. Please consult the monthly calendar, front and back, for the dates and times of specific events. A list of important Middle School dates is also sent home in the “Opening of School” packet. Every effort has been made to publish accurate information. However, due to printing deadlines, weather, and last-minute changes beyond our control, there may be some variation between the published date and the actual date of events. You are urged to confirm the published information with the Middle School office before the event. 3

SPECIAL STUDENT SOCIAL EVENTS
Grade 6 Party Grade 7 Activity/Party Grade 8 Party/Dance Grades 6-7 Spring Dance Graduation Dinner Dance for Grade 8 only October 26, 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., Student Center November 2, 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., Student Center During D.C. trip, week of November 5 - 8 March 27, 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., Student Center June 8, 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

MUSICAL EVENTS
Winter Choral Concert........................................................................December 6 Winter Instrumental Concert ...............................................................January 11 Spring Choral Concert................................................................................. May 16 Spring Instrumental Concert...................................................................... May 22

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FOREWORD
This handbook is designed to help you better understand our school. Handbooks by their very nature are summaries, ready reference books containing only the highlights of a particular subject. Even if you think you already know the school, we urge you to review the contents of this handbook. Detroit Country Day School is a dynamic institution, characterized each year by interesting innovations that may be unfamiliar to you. No one booklet could adequately portray the true personality of Country Day. It is impossible to reduce to the printed word the excellence of the academic program, the strength of the athletic program, the vitality of the activity program, the dedication of the faculty and staff, the enthusiasm of the students, and the support of our parents, alumni, and friends. The policies, rules, and regulations summarized here have been conceived so that the total school community may live in harmony and safety, and thereby take full advantage of the educational process. It is in this spirit that this handbook has been written.

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HEADMASTER’S WELCOME
Detroit Country Day School offers to educate students by emphasizing the study of liberal arts, the purpose of which is to train the mind and teach young men and women how to learn for themselves. As educators, we prepare our students to be the next generation of citizens and leaders. Therefore, we have a responsibility to educate, train and inspire them to be the best and most useful citizen inventors, scientists, physicians, writers, engineers, artists, executives, teachers, philosophers and professionals as yet undetermined in the new economy. Clear and effective thinking requires that students be educated in a broad sense and be taught to read with understanding, write with precision, speak with clarity, and learn to see our own culture objectively through the study of other languages. This liberal arts approach to education best prepares students for college and, more importantly, for success in life. Traditionally, all Country Day graduates commence university studies. Most students are accepted into the college of their first choice and, generally, 50 percent of the graduating class attends out-of-state colleges. It is my hope that students find the Country Day educational experience inspiring and one that serves them well throughout their lives. Over the 30 years I’ve spent as a teacher and administrator at Country Day, I feel we’ve accomplished this as a school. The alumni that I’ve kept in touch with through the years have proven that through their life successes. Glen P. Shilling Headmaster

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HISTORY OF DETROIT COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL
Detroit Country Day School was founded by F. Alden Shaw in 1914, beginning with an enrollment of four boys. The school has preserved its original name for historic reasons: “Detroit” because it was founded in this city on West Ferry and because it still serves the metropolitan Detroit area, “Country” because the intention is to provide an invigorating natural atmosphere separate from the distracting influences of city surroundings, and “Day” because it is primarily a day school encouraging close family ties. From the original site on West Ferry, the school moved in 1916 to West Euclid, and then, in 1919, to the estate of Senator Palmer at McNichols and Third Avenue. The estate was sold in 1921 and Mr. Shaw was forced to return to the family home on West Euclid. A five-acre site at Wyoming and Seven Mile Road was purchased in 1923 and the school was incorporated as Detroit Country Day School; the first building on the new campus was completed in 1925; in 1927 a second building was begun. The school moved to its present main campus in 1957. The Lower School was moved in 1975 to its own campus, on a site located at Bradway and Lahser in Birmingham, now known as the Village Campus. The pre-kindergarten program was established at this time. In 1986, the Maple Road Campus was purchased for pre-kindergarten through grade two, and the Village Campus was converted for use as a Junior School. Country Day became an independent school in 1942 when Mr. Shaw donated his proprietary school to a non-profit educational trust incorporated by the State of Michigan. The educational corporation is governed by a selfperpetuating board of trustees who serves without compensation. In 1961 Mr. Shaw retired, but remained active in the school as a teacher of philosophy and as a Trustee until his death on June 17, 1979. Dr. W. Rodman Snelling succeeded Mr. Shaw. Under Dr. Snelling’s direction, the Shaw Field, the residence, athletic fields and locker room space, the administrative wing and the learning center were added. Dr. Richard A. Schlegel came to the school in 1965 and served as headmaster from 1967 to 1986. During his tenure, school finances were consolidated, a master plan for the development of the campus was approved, the school was reorganized, a fine and performing arts program was originated, and numerous new facilities were added, including a two-story art, science, music, and library wing, a $1.8 million gymnasium complex, the Shaw Field stadium, and the Flint Flag Plaza. After a nationwide search, Gerald T. Hansen was appointed headmaster as of July 1, 1986. Mr. Hansen joined the Country Day faculty in 1966 as a math instructor and advanced to department head, director of studies, and assistant headmaster, before assuming his duties as the school’s chief executive officer. 7

In June 2007, Mr. Hansen retired after 41 years with the school and was replaced by Glen P. Shilling who was formerly the assistant headmaster. Mr. Shilling has been with Country Day for close to 30 years and was selected after an intensive, nationwide search. Until 1972, both boys and girls were admitted only through grade six; grades seven through 12 served only the young men of the community. At that time it was decided to expand the coeducational program of the school through the senior year, and in 1973 the first young ladies were graduated. In 1981, a private home contiguous to the main campus was purchased and became a new headmaster’s residence. At that time, the former residence became known as the annex and a five-day boarding department was begun. Three additional homes, bordering on the southern boundary of the campus, were purchased in 1984 and 1985, and served as cottage residences for boarding students. Thus, the enduring merits of the Country Day tradition are now available to out-of-state boys and girls from Michigan, Ohio, and Canada. The “farm,” bordering the main campus on 13 Mile Road, west of the school entrance, was acquired in 1985. The four campuses now occupy a total of 66 acres. In 1989, under the leadership of Mr. Hansen, the board of trustees initiated the most ambitious capital development program in its 75-year history. The primary focus of the $5 million campaign was to assist in funding the construction of a new Middle School facility south of the 13 Mile Campus. A ground-breaking ceremony was held in June 1990; the new, state-of-theart building opened its doors in September 1991. In the fall of 1999, Country Day completed a multi-year building program encompassing the complete renovation of the Upper School facilities, and the construction of a new science wing as well as the Seligman Family Performing Arts Center. These projects have been funded primarily through the successful completion of a $14.5 million capital campaign. The school has changed physically and organizationally over the more than three-quarters of a century of its existence, but remains true to the concept of nurturing the mind: wholesome, well balanced and informed, along with the body: hardy, well-disciplined, and healthy.

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SCHOOL MOTTO, MASCOT, COLORS
The school motto is derived from the writings of the renowned Latin poet, Juvenal, who coined the phrase ‘Mens Sana In Corpore Sano” (A Sound Mind in a Sound Body). The school mascot is the Yellowjacket. The school colors are blue and gold.

ALMA MATER
Hail to thee, our Alma Mater, Gathered here we sing thy praise! Scholars, athletes, sons of glory, Pledge our honor and love always. On the field and in the classroom We shall always bring thee fame. Through the years we will remember: Detroit Country Day School! Hail thy name!

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MISSION
Detroit Country Day School strives to provide a superior college preparatory, liberal arts educational opportunity to young people of cultural and intellectual diversity. Within a dignified and supportive setting, the school promotes the academic, artistic, moral, character, leadership and physical development of all students so that they can pursue excellence in their lives and careers, and play effective roles in their families and communities.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES
• • • • • • • • • • • Detroit Country Day’s high standards are the foundation for educational excellence We promote the appreciation of lifelong learning within an environment of excellence We recognize and value the uniqueness of every student, challenging each to fulfill his or her potential We stimulate creativity and develop the problem-solving capabilities of each student We educate the whole child, helping he/she to develop practices oriented toward lifelong physical, mental and emotional health As a family-oriented school, we believe the partnership between family and school is the foundation for student fulfillment and success We appreciate and learn from our cultural diversity and gender differences We seek and support outstanding faculty who love young people, life and teaching Our curriculum and instructional methods keep pace with the changing demands of our society Every member of the administration, faculty and staff accepts personal responsibility for the school’s financial health, so that we can continue to provide a superior educational experience We are role models for our students

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MIDDLE SCHOOL PHILOSOPHY
The Detroit Country Day School motto, “Mens Sana In Corpore Sano’ (A Sound Mind in a Sound Body) reflects the philosophy of the Middle School. We believe the adolescent child has special needs that must be addressed in a positive, exciting, and challenging educational environment. Our departmentalized curriculum, which is presented through diverse teaching styles and enhanced through interdisciplinary units, stresses active student involvement in academics, interscholastic athletics, physical education, and the arts. We offer students the opportunity to explore a wide variety of personal interests in an extensive activity program. As an extension of the family, we aspire to maintain close parent-faculty-student relationships; we have designed advisor-advisee and adolescent programs to provide guidance and support for the developing child. Our caring faculty is dedicated to meeting the needs of the whole child. In addition, our faculty helps develop character through a disciplined, structured, and dignified setting with an exposure to traditional values.

MIDDLE SCHOOL GOALS
The goals of the Middle School are to develop and promote: • A positive self-image in order to cope with the many emotional, social, and physical changes inherent to this age group • Greater individual responsibility, leadership skills, and social and moral awareness • Creative, responsible, and independent thinkers • Organizational, problem-solving, and study skills to facilitate the acquisition of knowledge in the content areas • A positive well-being through such programs as physical education, health awareness, and competitive athletics • Proper student deportment and respect for others • An enthusiasm for learning and intellectual curiosity • An academic and study skills foundation in preparation for the Upper School curriculum • Well-rounded individuals through a variety of experiences beyond the academic classroom • A sensitivity to the effect of human activities on the environment • An appreciation for the fine and performing arts • Proficiency in the utilization of computer technology

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MIDDLE SCHOOL COMMUNITY COVENANT

HONOR

Detroit Country Day is a community of students, parents, faculty, and staff who have joined together for the purpose of academic excellence, athletic development, and character growth. Participation in the school community is based on the foundation of our commitment to qualities of “A Sound Mind In a Sound Body,” and requires shared goals and accountability to one another. Within every community certain expectations ensure the dignity of the environment. When individuals join the Country Day community, they freely and willingly choose to take upon themselves the responsibilities outlined in the Community Honor Covenant. The intent of this Honor Covenant is to identify expectations that assist Detroit Country Day School in functioning as an academic, social, athletic, and character driven community, and in achieving its goals as an institution of exceptional learning. Students, parents, faculty and staff sign and commit to these standards early in the fall.

DAILY OPERATIONS
Start Times Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri. Students will report to their Advisory or first period class by 8:00 a.m. Thursday Students will report to their first period class at 8:35 a.m. every Thursday. Faculty meetings will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Students may elect to arrive at 7:45 a.m. but will not have a planned activity until class begins. The Middle School building will not open until 7:00 a.m. There is no supervision area for early arrivals. Students who must arrive early are responsible for their own welfare. The Middle School office will be open between 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on regular school days. Class Periods and Daily Schedule The Middle School will operate on an even or odd block schedule on most days. These classes are 70 minutes long. All classes (one-eight) will meet on occasion throughout the year. On these days, classes are 35 minutes long. F.L.E.X. (Featured Learning Experiences) Period The F.L.E.X. period occurs daily. Among the scheduled activities are: special assemblies, tutorials, study time, social interaction, Advisory, C.A.R.E., and clubs. 12

Advisory Period During this period, (often part of F.L.E.X.), students meet with their advisors in assigned rooms for the following purposes: sustained reading, an advisor activity, journal writing, or special assemblies. Assemblies On specific, scheduled days during F.L.E.X. period, students will meet for required assemblies on a variety of topics. Students must sit with their advisors in specified locations. Lunch Students and faculty members assemble in the student center for the lunch period. Lunch attendance is required. A lunch supervisor will dismiss students when their eating area is tidy. Seating may be by advisory on some days, and optional on others. Tutorials Students may also see a teacher or be assigned to study skills assistance during a common unscheduled period or selected F.L.E.X. periods. The study skills specialist and academic teachers will meet with designated students on a regular basis as prescribed by each student’s needs. In addition, many tutorials will be offered after school on a regular basis; days will be announced in the Daily Bulletin. Tutorials with specific teachers can be set by appointment either just before or just after school. For grade six, some additional assistance can be provided. Homework supervision will be assigned after school as needed. Time Schedules and Bus Transportation The starting time for all grades in the Middle School is 8:00 a.m., except for Thursday when it is 8:35 a.m. Afternoon dismissal times are as follows: 2:55 p.m. Academic dismissal 2:55 p.m.-3:10 p.m. Parent pick-up 3:10 p.m. Remaining students not involved in athletics must report to Media Center for quiet study (3:05 p.m.–4:15 p.m.), or to Student Center (3:05 p.m.–4:15 p.m.) for supervised social time. (Parents must sign out students before students may leave.) Bus students should remain in supervised areas until five minutes before bus departure. 3:00 p.m.–4:15 p.m. Athletics (optional for grade six)

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4:15 p.m.

Conclusion of athletic practices Athletes not picked up by parents report to Middle School Student Center to await parent pick-up. Remaining students in the media center must report to Middle School Student Center to await parent pick-up.

Afternoon Dismissal Students should be picked up as soon as possible after their scheduled dismissal from class, athletics, or p.m. programs. Students who are not in sports, but who must stay at school, should report to designated p.m. areas by 3:10 p.m. Unique arrangements must be arranged with the grade level dean. Parents may pick up athletes after 4:30 p.m. from the student center at the Hillview Campus. Students in athletics may return to the Middle School lockers for their belongings before reporting to the student center, but may not linger in the hallway. Parents must sign out any Middle School students remaining on campus after 3:15 p.m. If a student wishes to attend an event, a note indicating parents’ approval and knowledge of this must be given to the p.m. supervisor. For safety and security reasons, the lower lobby doors will be locked at 5:00 p.m. After this, all pick-up is from the third floor student center. No Middle School students are allowed to roam the campus. They must be either in a supervised location or at an athletic event. Middle School students must refrain from using the Upper School facilities at ALL times. The athletic corridor is the only area that should be used by Middle School students after school.

ACADEMIC MATTERS
Curriculum Middle School students are required to study three years of English, mathematics, science, history, and foreign language. Art, special writing, and music classes are offered, as well as chorus, band, orchestra, and drama/forensics. The laptop computer is integrated into most classes. Art English French World Geography GRADE 6 Mathematics Music Appreciation Music (performing groups) Physical Education 14

Laptop/Study Skills Latin Algebra I Art English Expository Writing French

Science Spanish

GRADE 7 Music (performing groups) Physical Education Pre-Algebra Science Spanish Heroes & Villains/Historical Analysis World History Latin World Religions Algebra I American History Art Character in A.C.T.I.O.N. Chemistry (honors) Drama / Forensics English French GRADE 8 Geometry Grade 8 Mathematics Latin Music (performing groups) Physical Education Science Spanish

Summer Reading Students are expected to complete required summer reading or math review and prepare the review guides or worksheets before school begins in the fall. Flint Library (Media Center) The Flint Library opens daily at 7:45 a.m. After school, students may use the library as needed until 4:15 p.m. for quiet study and research. Homework Homework is assigned in each academic class regularly. At times during the school day there may be opportunities for students to begin their homework, but it is unusual for a student to be able to complete all homework at school. Therefore, evening study hours at home must be scheduled throughout the school year. Homework should not exceed 20-25 minutes per class meeting in grade six and ideally should run between 80-90 minutes for the entire week per class. (This may differ according to student ability, but is generally true for the majority of our students.) The block schedule will require some variation of amounts per night. Homework in regular grade seven and eight classes will vary per night, per class, depending on the blocks scheduled, but should not exceed 150 minutes per week, per class. Homework in some advanced and all Upper School level courses such as grade eight foreign language or math classes (Geometry, Algebra I, Algebra 15

II) may run 60 minutes per class meeting. Utilizing the “Daily Planner” allows students to organize and manage their academic/athletic/personal responsibilities. Homework and Assignments Policy Homework and assignments are given for several reasons: to review and clarify concepts, to drill material presented in class, and to further cognitive thinking skills. Other aspects of homework and assignments are to establish and foster consistent work habits, punctuality, and student responsibility for quality work completed outside the classroom. Homework and assignment policies are as follows: • Students are expected to complete assigned work by the established due dates. Assignment sheets are available to each student (online) for each class outlining the assigned work and the due dates. Students will also be required to keep a daily planner • Late homework or a late assignment must be accompanied by a legitimate excuse. Without such an excuse, the assignment may receive a 50 (no credit), or a lowered grade. Upon completion of the assignment, the student will receive partial credit as determined by the teacher • If a student fails to complete a homework assignment on time, the following process will occur: The student must turn in the missing assignment within 24 hours of the time it was originally due whether the class meets or not If the assignment is not turned in, the student must report after school to complete the assignment to the satisfaction of the classroom teacher or turn in the assignment to the after-school homework supervisor on the day of the p.m. supervision. On certain days, students may be required to complete missing work during the school day. An athlete who is negligent with homework during the athletic seasons may be assigned to homework supervision instead of athletics with the exception of game nights, unless parents request otherwise Failure to report to the after-school homework supervision may result in an infraction Students who fail to hand in a homework assignment within a reasonable length of time determined by the classroom teacher will earn no credit for any missing assignment. If necessary, an in-house suspension will be assigned in an attempt to obtain the 16

work. There is a one-point goal grade deduction for each missed class as a result of an in-house suspension Upon agreement between a parent and a teacher or a parent and an advisor, the 24-hour notice may be waived Testing Regular testing is essential for evaluation of students’ work. To avoid having more than two major tests in any given day, the faculty will coordinate testing dates. Testing Policy Grade 6 (No more than two assessments in one school day) two tests, or two quizzes, or one test, one quiz Grades 7-8 two tests, one quiz, or three quizzes, or two quizzes, one test Although every attempt will be made to preserve the policy above, conflicts may occur. Students taking classes beyond grade level or with unique circumstances may have more assessments than stated and are encouraged to make individual arrangements with the teacher, if necessary. Special Testing Situations Teachers may offer students more time on a learning task if it is deemed appropriate, especially in certain subject areas where knowledge is cumulative. This would include such things as untimed tests (given in a study hall or after school), oral tests, retakes, or extended time for special projects when circumstances warrant. The administration reserves the right to demand appropriate documentation to verify the need for special circumstances. A teacher may use discretion depending on the circumstances. A faculty member may reserve the right to decide how this should be done and how it is to be graded. The method used should be fair to all students. Special Homework and Testing Policies Circumstances such as holidays, concerts, required evening activities, or significant departmental projects may require having days without homework, tests or quizzes. These days are planned for the entire year and will be posted. 17

Examinations In December and at year-end, all students take assessment examinations. December examination results are sent home in mid-January. Final examination results are reported along with the final grades in June. Grading The year is divided into three goal periods, each approximately 10 weeks long. At the end of each goal, numerical grades are sent home as follows: 98–100 92–97 89-91 86-88 80-85 A+ A AB+ B 77-79 74-76 68-73 65-67 64 BC+ C CD+ 61-63 60 55 50 D DF F

There is no grade lower than 50 (=50 – 54) or 55 (=55 – 60), which are considered failing. Country Day does not use a percentage system; the numbers indicate a letter range. Incomplete Goal Grades An incomplete goal grade in any subject must be made up within two weeks after the goal period ends or the student will be liable for academic suspension and will receive a 50 for the goal until work is complete. Communicating Academic Progress At the mid-point and end of each goal period, a progress report in each class is sent to parents. The mid-point check for all goals and the goal III final report will use the departmental checklist of comments. The end of goals I and II may use either the departmental checklist, and/or the written comment section. Parents will be able to access information regarding student progress online weekly or continuously. Teachers will post grades as well as some comments on major assignments. In addition, at the end of a goal, a report using the departmental checklist, as well as a brief comment section will be mailed home. Parents are welcome to contact the teacher for additional information. Parents, students, and advisors meet at least three times per year to establish and monitor goals and progress as well as to schedule for the future. These meetings are by appointment. Students are encouraged to take responsibility for their growth and performance. They will lead the mid-year conference sharing samples of their work. At the end of goal III, advisors will prepare an “exit comment” or hold an exit conference discussing growth, accomplishments, and continuing challenges.

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Assignment Sheets Teachers are required to prepare assignment sheets and to update them when necessary. These will be published on the school’s website. Students are required to keep a planner and are encouraged to keep the assignment sheets in a laptop file.

AWARDS AND HONORS
Special Honors Awards Program Major awards for external contests, programs, and Junior National Honor Society will be presented at an evening awards program near the end of the school year. Internal awards will be presented during the day at a special assembly. Deportment Award This award will be given at the Internal Awards Assembly near the end of the school year to students who have earned no behavioral infractions, detentions or suspensions and have maintained dress code regulations throughout the school year. (Students may delete an infraction by a “20 Day Appeal” by working with their grade level dean to track 20 school days of good behavior.” Once an infraction is eliminated, a student can once again work toward this award.) National Junior Honor Society, Shaw Chapter The Middle School National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) chapter, named in honor of the school’s founder, seeks to recognize and encourage academic achievement, as well as leadership, service, honesty, character, and citizenship. Membership is an honor that the faculty bestows upon students in grades seven and eight. Elected students must have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 93 or better through the goal II marking period. Students carrying advanced classes will be given an additional one-quarter point for each advanced class in computing the final G.P.A. to account for the greater degree of difficulty. NO student is inducted on the basis of scholarship alone. Consistent proper deportment, academic integrity, and five or more hours of school/community service, accumulated throughout the year in at least two different activities are required for consideration. Some school/community service ideas are: host/hostess at Open House, Meet Your Faculty Night, or New Student Orientation; office assistance; service clubs; competitive club participation; volunteer work; or special project assistance. Students who participate in community service projects sponsored by outside organizations must obtain a letter signed by an officer of the organization (not a parent) that describes the activity and documents the hours of service. Letters should be addressed to the NJHS advisor. 19

Students have the option to obtain verification of their service and a signature from a representative of the organization on the Community Service Recognition Form; this may be picked up from the Middle School office or from the NJHS faculty advisor. The procedures for election into the NJHS are as follows: • Students’ academic records are reviewed to determine scholastic eligibility. • Students who are eligible scholastically are notified and told that for further consideration for induction to the NJHS chapter they, not their parents, are required to complete the Student Activity Information Form. This form provides verification of a candidate’s contributions to the various school programs, specific leadership roles, school and community service, and strength of character. • For purposes of NJHS consideration, all potential inductees receive 10 honor points. Students’ deportment records are reviewed to determine character eligibility throughout the year. Detentions and any behavioral infractions will be considered deductions from the honor points. • Suspensions, probation and certain behaviors that violate the Honor Covenant will disallow membership. • A five-member faculty committee appointed by the Middle School director meets to review the Student Activity Information form, deportment records, letters/community service forms from outside organizations. • In spring of 2008, grade eight students will be inducted. In fall of 2008, grade seven students will be inducted. In fall of 2009, both seventh and eighth grades will be inducted at the fall honor roll assembly. Starting in the 2008-2009 school year, the FINAL average for the year will be used. All service records will be given to the chapter advisor by the beginning of May in 2008 (for grade eight) or the conclusion of the year (for grade seven). Graduation Speakers from NJHS A selected number of eighth grade NJHS members, not to exceed 10 percent of the class, will be given the honor of speaking at the graduation ceremony. The student council and grade eight class board president participate in the ceremony. NJHS students will self-nominate and be selected by their peers. Two seventh grade speakers will be selected who represent elected officers from student council, class board or DRB. The NJHS advisor will oversee the process. 20

Heart and “Ksoll” Community Service Award Students are encouraged to keep a record of volunteer service in their advisory portfolio throughout their Middle School career. At the conclusion of grade eight, a student may be nominated by his or her advisor, another faculty member, or may self-nominate for this award. The nomination form must be accompanied by signatures/letters that verify the nature of service and the number of hours completed as a volunteer. One or more students who have distinguished service records will be honored with this award presented at the internal award ceremony. The award is designed to encourage community service and to honor Katharina Ksoll, who fostered years of community service awareness through her work with the Student Council during her long tenure at the school. Grade Eight Lisa Knaup Friendship Award Grade eight students meet as a class in the spring to hear about the merits of friendship symbolized by the life of Lisa Knaup as a memorial to this former Country Day teacher. One or more students will be honored by nominations from their classmates. This award encourages students to be kind and considerate to one another, and to recognize positive social energy. Other Awards Middle School students are encouraged to challenge themselves by entering competitions such as the: • “America and Me” essay contest • Art shows and exhibitions, such as the Scholastic Art competition • Foreign language competitions • Forensic competitions • History Olympiad • Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratory Presentations • Math contests, such as the Country Day Invitational, Michigan Math League State Test, Math Counts, and the American Math Competition • Science and Engineering Fair of Metro Detroit • Oral Language Festival • School Writing Contest or other external writing contests • Solo Ensemble, and choral competitions • Other academic competitions as announced Students are also encouraged to volunteer time to their school, religious groups, and their communities, seeking out opportunities to be a contributing citizen. Letters recognizing this outside service should be submitted to the student’s advisory and the NJHS advisor along with the Student Activity Information form. 21

Honor Rolls At the end of goals I and II, a list of those students who have attained high scholastic achievement is computed and indicated on the grade report. This is also done at the end of the year with final grades so that those students remaining in the Middle School who have sustained scholastic achievement throughout the previous academic year can be honored at a special assembly in the fall. These special designations are Cum Laude (with honor), Magna Cum Laude (with high honor), and Summa Cum Laude (with highest honor). Honor roll status is awarded on the following basis: Honor Roll Summa Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Cum Laude Average 93–100 87–92 80–86 Requirement No grade less than 85 No grade less than 80 No grade less than 75

ATTENDANCE
Note: If a student is going to be absent, parents must call the school before 9:00 a.m. Students who arrive after 8:00 a.m. or 8:35 a.m. on Thursdays must report to the Middle School Office. Excused Absences An absence is considered excused if it occurred because of a bona fide illness, a death in the family, a religious holiday, a family emergency, or a school sanctioned trip. A student may make up all homework, quizzes, and tests missed during an excused absence within a time period designated by the teacher, but the time must be at least the equivalent to the number of school days missed. The school must be notified within 24 hours after the absence if prior notice is not possible. If parents fail to call, the school secretary will attempt to verify the absence by telephone. After-School Participation To be eligible to perform in any afternoon or evening event, a student must be in attendance for at least half of the school day on the day of the event. Exceptions are made only for unique circumstances. Unexcused Absences Absences for any of the reasons not mentioned above are considered unexcused. There could be a one-point goal deduction per class per day for 22

each unexcused absence. All work must be made up. A failure to report normally excused absences within 24 hours may render them unexcused. Family Vacations/Prearranged Absences Family vacations occurring outside regularly scheduled school vacations are strongly discouraged. Such absences may involve academic penalties if the following proper procedures are not observed: • A student must obtain a pre-arranged absence permission form from the office that must be filled out by the parents and student and signed by all the teachers involved • The completed form should be turned in to the attendance secretary at least one day before the planned absence • The responsibility for class work missed during unauthorized vacations rests solely with the student • The student agrees to return to class with completed work assigned by the teacher, or prepared for an evaluation by the teacher Extended or Repeated Absences Missing class work often results in incomplete assignments, delayed tests and quizzes, and the loss of understanding of material covered in class activities and discussion. In circumstances where a student has missed a significant number of days or major assignments or evaluations, the student must contract with the advisor to create a definite schedule to complete all missing work within a reasonable time frame. In case of severe illness, some assignments may be altered if a doctor’s note is submitted. When a pattern of repeated absences is noted, especially falling on days of evaluation, the advisor will meet with the advisee and contact the parents to acknowledge faculty concern. Tardiness The school encourages promptness to develop a sense of punctuality and responsibility. Therefore, tardiness should be avoided. Entrance Tardiness All students arriving after 8:00 a.m. (or 8:35 a.m. on Thursdays) must come to the office for a class admittance slip. Tardiness will not be recorded if there was a bus malfunction or a documented medical appointment. All tardies are dropped at the end of each goal. Because the school acknowledges that unforeseen circumstances may cause tardiness, a student can accumulate up to six entrance tardies per goal without consequence. Upon receiving the seventh entrance tardy and every tardy thereafter until the goal ends, a student must serve detention. Morning medical appointments require a doctor’s note to be excused. 23

Tardiness During the Academic Day A student can accumulate up to four unexcused tardies between classes. Upon receiving the fifth tardy, and any additional tardies, a detention must be served. Tardies are erased at the end of each goal and do not count toward suspension. An unexcused tardy beyond the first 10 minutes of class may be considered an unexcused absence for that class and may involve multiple days of detention. Student Passes Whenever a student enters a class late, he/she must obtain a tardy pass from the previous classroom teacher in order to be excused. Students leaving class for any reason must obtain and use a pass from the supervising teacher. Students must report to class first before asking permission to see the nurse, use the phones, restrooms, etc. This includes F.L.E.X. time. With a five to seven minute passing time, students are expected to use the restroom and visit their lockers prior to going to class. Students must provide the supervising F.L.E.X. teacher with a pass before leaving the assigned location. Early Dismissal For early dismissal, parents must come to the Middle School office to sign out and pick up children during school hours. The school reserves the right to request identification of any individual requesting to pick up a student from school, either during school hours or after school. Parent approval may be verified if anyone other than a parent takes a student from school. Bus Attendance Attendance on scheduled bus routes is taken by the driver. Students who delay the bus unduly will be reminded of their responsibility to others who are passengers on the bus. Buses must leave at the designated time. Graduation Attendance at graduation is mandatory for all grade eight students, selected leaders of grade seven and selected musicians. Official school attire is required: long-sleeved white official school shirt, school tie, dark socks and official school khaki slacks or the U/S gray slacks with belt for boys; official skirt or kilt, or Upper School gray skirt, white or navy blue knee socks, and long-sleeved official white school blouse for girls. Students should wear appropriate school shoes. Performance students participating are also required to attend; there is a grade reduction if they do not attend. Parents must communicate with the deans before graduation if a student cannot participate. Music students must inform the music teachers personally if they cannot participate. 24

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY POLICY
Integrity in academic matters is essential to ensure that knowledge is transmitted effectively and that fair credit is awarded to the student for the acquisition of that knowledge. Dishonesty in academic matters, by circumventing those goals, strikes at the very foundation of any academic community. Far from being a “victimless crime,” it erodes the atmosphere that is a precious asset of any academic community fortunate enough to have fostered and to enjoy such a feeling. Cheating hurts not only the cheaters, but their classmates, their teachers, and, in the long run, the whole school community. For these reasons, academic dishonesty is among the gravest offenses that may occur within a school. Hence, violations of this nature call into question the right of the offender to remain a part of the school community. Academic dishonesty is defined as the intentional using or giving of unauthorized aid on any work for which a grade is earned. This specifically includes plagiarism and cheating on quizzes, tests, examinations, compositions, term papers, reports on scientific experiments and any other unit of work that is submitted for a grade, including homework. Notes on the Academic Integrity Policy The following steps are taken to enhance awareness and understanding of the philosophy, intent, and consequences of the Academic Integrity Policy: • The director informs the parents and students of the policy with a letter distributed in September at Meet Your Teacher Night (examples of plagiarism and unauthorized aid will be provided.) • The students are advised of the policies and procedures regarding the academic integrity policy as well as a general review of the student handbook early in the year within their advisory groups. • Each Middle School faculty member reviews the policies in his/her class so that students are aware of the intricacies related to assignments and projects unique to that class. The policies are also usually explained in the course outline that is shared with parents and students. Examples of unauthorized aid are clarified. Academic Integrity Policy Procedures • The faculty must immediately report to the Middle School director any instance of academic dishonesty. • If the director establishes that the academic integrity policy has been violated, a parent will be called. If possible, the student and teacher will be present. • First offense: the student may be suspended from all classes and activities for one day. The student will also receive a grade of 50 for the quiz, test, or project in ques25

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tion (the director reserves the right to determine the degree of consequence for minor assignments such as daily work; however, the work will not be given any credit and cannot be made-up for a grade). Second offense: a grade penalty the same as for the first offense. The student may be suspended from all school classes and activities for up to three days. Third offense: it will be recommended to the headmaster that the offender be dismissed from the school. For a Middle School student, the first, second, and third offenses referred to above designate honor violations committed at any time during a student’s tenure at Country Day’s Middle School. Students may make up all assigned work, tests, and quizzes missed during suspension. The student is allowed as many days for make-up work as the days of the suspension. It will be the responsibility of the student to go to teachers for notes on class work and to make up all work missed during the suspension. Suspensions are assigned so that the students may focus and reflect on the causes and consequences of violating the academic integrity policy. The director and the teacher(s) involved will counsel the student in the matter prior to the suspension. It should be noted that there is a one-point deduction from the goal grade in each class missed during a suspension.

RULES AND REGULATIONS OF CONDUCT
Bus Rules The following rules are designed to promote safety and respect for the rights of others. Students riding any school vehicles or transportation service and Birmingham buses at any time must comply with the following: • Occupy the seat assigned by the driver and refrain at all times from moving around while the vehicle is in motion • Observe classroom conduct (except for ordinary conversation) while getting on and off the bus and while riding • Obey the driver politely and cheerfully • Be in the designated place for boarding the bus both morning and evening. The driver is responsible for maintaining the schedule and cannot wait for tardy students 26

• Stay off the traveled roadway at all times while waiting for the bus • Wait until the bus has come to a complete stop before getting on or off • Drivers may pick up and discharge students at places other than their regular bus stop only when parents have made prior written arrangements with the transportation director • After leaving the bus, cross the roadway in the following manner: Make certain the bus is stationary On leaving, go to the front of the bus in sight of the driver Wait for the driver to signal for you to cross Look to the right and look to the left Do not run in front of the bus to the other side of the roadway. Walk carefully and watch for vehicles • Keep hands, feet, and head inside the bus at all times, and remain facing forward • Inform the transportation service in advance, if possible, when absence from school is expected • Help keep the bus clean, sanitary and orderly • Do not throw objects inside the bus nor out of the bus • Do not interfere with the driver at any time • Eating, drinking and chewing gum are not allowed on the bus at any time, unless approved by the bus driver • No live animals of any kind may be brought into the bus. This includes insects, birds, snakes, etc. • Because of the limited amount of space, students are requested not to bring oversize articles onto the bus • Pencils and other sharp or possibly lethal articles are to be kept inside closed cases or pockets at all times Repeated violations of the above safety rules are considered to be hazardous to the safety and well being of the other student riders and may result in the discontinuation of the service for the offender. Country Day will abide by, and support any and all consequences determined by any bus services used to transport Country Day students. Cell Phone Use Many of our parents want to be able to leave voice messages for their children or want their children to be able to easily contact them; for this reason, some cell phone usage is allowed. Students may bring cell phones to school but not to class; they should be turned off and left in the lockers. Necessary calls may be made before or after school or in between classes. Phones should not be used to call other students within the school. Phones 27

that are brought to class or used inappropriately will be confiscated and given to the deans. On the first offense, a parent will have to pick up the phone, which will not be allowed at school for 10 school days and an infraction will be issued. On the second offense, the phone will not be allowed at school for the remainder of the year. Picture phones should not be used in the school locker room areas or the bathrooms. Violation of privacy by using phones in this area will be dealt with as a serious offense. Computer Systems Acceptable-Use Policy
(This policy is given to each family upon receiving the laptop. Both parent and student must sign it to indicate understanding of the policy and procedures.)

To further its goals and principles, the school is pleased to be able to bring resources of the internet and other electronic media to members of its community. The network is provided for students to conduct research and create projects to satisfy their course requirements. Students are responsible for their behavior on the network and all materials they access just as they are in a classroom, hallway, or on the athletic field, and they must comply with all rules and regulations of conduct as outlined in the student handbook. Access is given to students who agree to act in a considerate and responsible manner, and parental permission is required. Country Day makes no warranties, either expressed or implied, for these services and will not be responsible for any damages the student may suffer. This includes loss or misdirection of data. Use of any information obtained from the internet is at the student’s own risk. Country Day specifically denies any responsibility for the accuracy or quality of information obtained through the network, including the Internet. The use of Country Day computer systems is a privilege, not a right. Country Day computer systems have been established for a limited educational purpose. The term “educational purpose” includes classroom activities, career development, and limited high-quality, self-discovery activities. Inappropriate use will result in cancellation of the privilege and may result in suspension or expulsion from school. Country Day may close an account or re-image a laptop at any time as deemed necessary. Guidelines for appropriate use are included in this policy. Country Day can amend these guidelines. Students who violate these guidelines will be subject to disciplinary action. This document will be available to all students in the “Policies and Support” folder on the desktop of each student’s laptop. In addition, all students will be asked to sign a Computer System Use Agreement. Laptop Use Issues • During the day, students must have their laptops with them or the laptops must be locked in their school locker • Laptops may not be left in a gym locker 28

Laptops must never be left unattended in a public area. If found, they will be taken to the office. After the third incidence of negligence and any subsequent times, infractions will be issued. Laptops may not be left at school over vacations • Laptops must be kept in the approved computer case. They may not be kept in regular book bags • Because of the variety of off-campus events sponsored by Country Day, it is impossible to have a uniform security policy for these events. Provisions will be made to assist the students in keeping their laptops safe. However, Detroit Country Day School and its personnel are not responsible for the safety of individual laptops • Students may not lend out their laptops • Laptops may never be left unattended on a bus • Unless expressly permitted by teacher, students will not use class time to play computer games, music, DVD disks, or access e-mail • Teachers and administrators reserve the right to view the contents of students’ laptops Acceptable and Appropriate Uses • Use only polite and appropriate communication. Inappropriate language or communication that can be reasonably characterized as negative or abusive of other individuals is not acceptable • Respect the privacy of others. A student’s account and password are to be kept private and not used by any other student. The student will not use anyone else’s account. The privacy of all users of the Internet is to be respected. No student shall intentionally seek information on other individuals using the Internet, including their passwords or files • Use the network for educational purposes. No commercial or illegal activities are allowed • Students are to respect the heavy demand on the use of the Country Day computer systems, including the Internet • Students will only print the minimum number of pages needed for educational uses. Duplexing is encouraged. No graphics or images may be printed unless for a class or student organization project • Students will immediately notify a teacher if they have identified a possible network security problem

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Respect the integrity of computing systems. This means students should avoid damaging computers, computer systems, or computer networks Internet Safety and Etiquette • Students will not post personal contact information about themselves or other people. Personal contact information includes address, telephone, school address, work address, photos, etc. • Students will not agree to meet with someone they have met on-line without their parent’s approval. A parent should accompany them to this meeting • Students will promptly disclose to their teachers or other school employee any message they receive that is inappropriate or makes them feel uncomfortable • Students will not post a message that was sent to them privately without permission of the person who sent the message Unauthorized Network Activities • Students must not access files, passwords, or computers that do not belong to them • Students will not share their passwords or use the accounts of another person • Students must not download or illegally copy software, and must follow United States copyright laws. Violation can result in criminal prosecution • Students may not employ the school network for commercial purposes • Students must respect the resource limitations of the network • Students are limited to 20 MB in their network folder and 20 MB in their e-mail folder. An outbound message is limited to 5 MB • Students will not download large files unless necessary for educational purposes • Students will not post chain letters or engage in “spamming.” Spamming is sending an annoying or unnecessary message to a large number of people • Students must not write, send, download or display obscene, threatening, harassing, disrespectful, harmful, or otherwise inappropriate messages or pictures. Violent or inappropriate games are not allowed • Students will not use chat rooms, newsgroups, instant messaging, or listservs without teacher approval 30

Classroom Use of Computers • Unless expressly permitted by the teacher, students will not share work • Students will not plagiarize works that they find on the Internet • Students will not attach patch cables to network drops in the classroom unless the teacher has requested them to do so • Students should be careful in plugging in patch cables and power adapters • Students will bring all necessary computer accessories to class upon teacher request. This includes network patch cables, power adapters, CD drives, and floppy disk drives. All computers and accessories must be identified with the owner’s name Network Security Policy • Files on the network or any material created using Country Day computer system resources are not private and Country Day has the right to access a student’s file any time Country Day determines it necessary to protect the health, safety, or welfare of others, or where there is reason to believe that inappropriate, illegal or dangerous files are being maintained or used. In addition, Country Day may periodically randomly check student files to determine if any such inappropriate material is being maintained or used • Routine maintenance and monitoring of the network may lead to discovery that students have violated this policy • An individual search will be conducted if there is reasonable suspicion that the policy has been violated. The investigation will be reasonable and related to the suspected violation Consequences • Offenders will face consequences ranging from counseling to expulsion, depending on the circumstances Destruction of Property Intentional destruction of others’ property, defacing of walls and desks, and other such acts of vandalism cannot be tolerated. All such acts of antisocial behavior will be dealt with severely, requiring in every case that the cost of replacing or repairing the destroyed property be charged to the student or students involved. Accidental destruction of school property is not considered a disciplinary offense; however, the cost of replacing or repairing the destroyed property will be charged to the student or students involved. The removal of school property from its assigned location on the campus without permission will be considered theft. Possible work details, commu31

nity service projects, required counseling, suspension and/or dismissal may result. Dining Hall/Student Center Decorum Respect, responsibility and cooperation are expected at all times. An infraction or detention may be given for improper conduct in line (i.e., taking cuts, shoving, etc.), playing with or throwing food or other articles, leaving the student center without permission from the lunch supervisor, failure to accept responsibility for clean-up, and taking food from the Student Center. There are three lunch periods during which students must observe the following rules: • Proper entrance/exit use is expected • There is a maximum of eight students per table • Students should remain seated at their table except for tray return • Trays and utensils must be returned properly • Clean-up of table, floor, tray return, and cereal table areas must be done before dismissal • Consideration of others and listening skills are expected when any announcement is made • Proper dress and table manners are expected • Advisors and their groups will take turns supervising and assisting with clean-up Electronic Equipment Tape recorders may be used in the classrooms, provided that they are used openly and with the prior consent of the students and teachers involved. Music devices such as iPods, camcorders, cassette/disc players are not to be used in class but may be used before and after school. The school does not assume responsibility for the loss or damage of any electrical equipment. Cell phones are not allowed in class. (See specific rules under “Cell Phones.”) Phone use should be limited to family and emergency calls. Personal electronic organizers are discouraged, but if used, must comply with the acceptable use policy for this device. Fighting and Aggressive Behavior Country Day maintains a zero-tolerance policy against physical aggression. The penalty for all parties involved in fighting is usually suspension from school. Depending on the circumstances, the school administration reserves the right to determine what constitutes fighting. Assaults, insults, intimidation and any other form of “bullying” are not tolerated. Food No lunch may be brought on campus without the specific written permission from a doctor and must be left with the school nurse. Food is not to leave the student center after lunch. All eating must be done in the student 32

center or under the supervision of faculty in designated locations. Advisory parties and after-school sales must be approved by the administration and monitored by a faculty member. Personal snacks for after school consumption may be allowed especially for late athletic events. “Fast Breaks” sales are provided after school to purchase snacks. Food/beverage for advisory parties is to be delivered to the advisor or to a prearranged location prior to 8:00 a.m. Any food or beverage remaining after an advisory party must be left with the advisor. Deans will schedule party and snack days. If an after-school snack is needed, it may be left with the advisor or coach. Gambling Gambling in any grade at any time on campus or at off-campus school functions is strictly prohibited. Gum Chewing Because of the potential damage to school property, gum chewing in school is not allowed in classrooms, study halls, or gym. Gum must not be brought to school. Intoxicants and Drugs Students are forbidden to possess or to use intoxicants or drugs on the school campus or in connection with any school function. Moreover, there is to be no evidence of the use of intoxicants or drugs before any school function. The possession or association with someone who possesses intoxicants or drugs on campus, at an off-campus school-sponsored affair, or before a school affair will result in immediate dismissal from the school. All medications, both prescription and non-prescription, are to be turned over to the school nurse for dispensing. Leaving Campus Requests for early dismissal must be made in writing or on the phone by the parents or guardian, stating the express purpose for such dismissal, the time at which the student should be excused, and the time the student will return to school. Students should never leave the campus during the school day or during school sponsored events without parent and school permission. Requests for early dismissal should be left at the Middle School office before 8:00 a.m. If approved, the student will then be registered for early dismissal. Students leaving school early should remain in class until the office informs them that a parent has arrived. Parents must sign students out in the Middle School office before leaving. Students may not be picked up from the parking lot. 33

Students who become ill during the school day must be seen by the Middle School office or the school nurse before making arrangements to leave. Leaving campus during a regular school day or a scheduled event without permission is a serious offense and may be grounds for suspension. Students who change their after-school transportation arrangements must notify the school secretary and their parents of the difference to avoid causing unnecessary confusion or concern. Litter Students are encouraged to maintain the cleanliness of the environment and must honor all requests to achieve a litter-free campus. Students are encouraged to recycle appropriate items in the recycling bins located in the classrooms and hallways. Lockers (Hall and Gym) Hall lockers with built-in combination locks are provided for the convenience of students. Students may not tamper with the locks in any way. Lockers are to be kept neat and clean at all times. No permanent changes may be made to locker interiors. Writing or the attachment of stickers outside or inside lockers is strictly prohibited. Locker interiors may be decorated provided that all materials are easily removable in June. The same rules apply to athletic lockers. Laptops should never be in the athletic lockers. Students are not to go into another student’s locker at any time; such action may result in suspension. Lock combinations should not be shared with other students. There is a charge to change a combination. Students may be held responsible for damage to a locker. Only food or beverage for athletic snacks, brought in proper containers, may be kept in lockers. Administration reserves the right to check student lockers. This act will be witnessed and may be done without student notification where the welfare of a student or the community is in question. Medications “Over-the-counter” medications may not be available through the school. If a student must have medication (prescription or over-the-counter) during the day, he/she must leave it in the school dispensary. According to state law, no medication shall be administered to a student without a doctor’s order and parents’ written permission. Students are not allowed to carry medication of any kind or keep it in their lockers, with the exception of prescribed inhalers. Medication permission forms are mailed out each spring to every student, along with the annual health physical and emergency forms and must be returned before the opening of school.

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Personal Property Because of the similarity of many articles and supplies, it is of paramount importance that students identify their possessions clearly. Names should be sewn on all articles of clothing. All books should be marked legibly with the student’s and his/her advisor’s name so that lost articles may be returned to the student as expeditiously as possible. Lost and Found stations are located in the Infirmary hallway of the Middle School and locker rooms. The school assumes no responsibility for personal property left. Therefore, students are strongly urged not to bring expensive jewelry, equipment, electronic devices, or large sums of money to school. Such items may be vulnerable to theft. Personal Responsibility Individual freedom and independence are necessarily limited when large numbers of different people must live together in a small space. Therefore, each individual must exercise more self-control and more self-discipline for the common good. Each student must assume responsibility for his/her own actions and for the actions of others. By using common sense, by taking pride in one’s bearing and conduct, and by adopting an enthusiastic outlook on life, students will enjoy Country Day all the more. RESPECT FOR THE RIGHTS, BELIEFS AND PROPERTY OF OTHERS IS EXPECTED. Money and valuable jewelry, electronics, and equipment are better left at home, but if brought to school or on field trips, they are solely the individual student’s responsibility. Respect for Faculty and Staff Students must always obey and show respect to members of the faculty and staff. Respect for Fellow Students It is expected that students will treat each other with respect and courtesy. It is also expected that no student will interfere with any other student to the degree that it makes the other person feel uncomfortable. Violations of this expectation may include such things as racist behavior or language, physical abuse or unwelcome physical contact, insults, sexual comments, threats and other verbal abuse. In short, any actions or words that are deliberately hurtful or meant to demean another are not acceptable. If a student experiences this kind of disrespect, he or she is encouraged to bring it to the attention of the advisor or the grade level dean. Offenders will face consequences ranging from counseling to expulsion, depending on the circumstances. Violent, negative, “bullying” or anti-social behavior will not be tolerated.

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Student Attitude Country Day expects students to come to school with a positive, wholesome attitude that befits proper deportment, that creates an atmosphere of sharing and participation, and that reflects the reasons why students are at Country Day. The faculty, administration, and parents of our school expect courtesy, selflessness, honesty, and respect from each student. It is a strong belief of the school that a student’s attitude is one of the primary factors in determining social, academic, and athletic success. Students are urged to be cooperative and kind to each other. Student Restricted Areas Certain areas of the school building and campus are restricted in their use, and are as follows: • All construction areas • Locker room area, except before and after school or for physical education activities and classes • Upper School building except for the athletic hallway • School parking lot, outside of designated safe walking areas • Faculty workrooms, faculty bathrooms, and any unsupervised portion of the campus • Classrooms during the day and after school when a teacher is not present • Emergency stairwells without permission • The elevator, by any student except one holding a legitimate pass • Bus garage without permission • Stairwells except for passage to class • The Nature Center and river area are off limits unless accompanied by a faculty member • Other areas where common sense would dictate their restricted use are included in the off-limits areas, such as the kitchen (except the areas in front of the serving counter during lunch), the roof and any ladders leading to it, any offices unless there is a specific purpose for being there, custodial areas, storage rooms, the headmaster’s yard, the residential areas surrounding the campus, and so on Student Visitors Students must obtain permission in advance from the Admissions Office or Middle School deans to invite a visitor and must fill out an emergency information form. Visits are reserved primarily for students interested in attending our school, former students, or the relatives of current students who may be visiting from out of town. They are not generally done for social reasons. The deans reserve the right to evaluate the validity of the visits 36

before granting permission. The host student may obtain the form prior to the visit from the school office and must return the completed form before the day of the visit. All guests should register with the school secretary. Only half-day visits are suggested. Student visitors must observe all Country Day rules and are the responsibility of the Country Day student host or hostess. Proper attire is required for student visitors. Deans may deny permission for visitors on certain days. The number of guests per day will be limited. Study Halls Attendance in scheduled study halls is mandatory for assigned students. Study halls are quiet areas where students are to prepare their lessons, review, and study without disruptions. Students must study alone in their assigned seats unless the study hall teacher specifically allows otherwise. Before leaving the study hall students should pick up and dispose of paper and other debris, and put their chairs back in place. Very few study halls exist in the Middle School due to the large number of electives at all grades. Swearing Swearing, verbal or written obscene language, and obscene gestures are forbidden at all times in school and at either on-campus or off-campus functions. This offense is punishable by detention or suspension in severe or repeated cases. Telephones Students are to use the public telephones in the building for family or emergency calls with teacher permission only. Social calls are not allowed. Office or classroom phones are not available and students should either carry coins or have permission to call collect if there is an emergency call. See specific information for cell phones under the designated “cell phone use” category. Theft Evidence of theft within the school is considered a serious offense, punishable with one or more days of suspension or possible dismissal. A second offense may result in a recommendation to the headmaster for expulsion from the school. The selling or purchase of stolen items may result in suspension or dismissal from school. Threats Threats against the school community or any individual within it will be taken seriously, and result in consequences beginning with suspension and possibly leading to expulsion and/or legal consequences. Unauthorized Possessions and Other Considerations Students are not to bring to school any items that might be considered disruptive to the daily operation of the school such as firecrackers, smoke 37

bombs, matches, skateboards, in-line skates, unauthorized athletic equipment, water pistols, yo-yos, snap-pops, motorbikes and/or bicycles and obscene or suggestive magazines (including newspapers, pictures and photographs). Such items will be confiscated and in most cases not returned until June. Depending on the circumstances, a suitable punishment may be issued. However, possession of dangerous, harmful items such as weapons, ammunition, martial arts equipment, etc., is punishable by suspension or dismissal from the school.

Students Behavior Report System
All infractions, detentions, and suspensions will be recorded by the deans in the report system. Advisors, students and parents will receive copies of infractions, detentions, and suspensions. Advisors and/or deans will counsel advisees regarding correction of behavior and inform parents. Punishment is not designed to replace counseling. Every effort will be made in a positive way to effect changes in behavior. Detention and suspension are reserved for serious disregard of accepted school policies, including the dress code. Parents will be informed when a detention or suspension has been assigned. Detention will run from 3:05 p.m. to 4:05 p.m., Monday-Thursday. This period of time will be spent in reflective silence. Students must serve the detention within 48 hours notice of the disciplinary notification. Proper attire is required. A work squad detention will be assigned from 4:05 p.m.5:05 p.m. on Thursdays for selected situations. At-home suspensions are assigned so the student may focus and reflect on the specific problems and solutions to those problems. The student and parent(s) must meet with an administrator on the day of return to reflect an understanding of his/her renewed commitment to proper deportment and compliance with the Honor Covenant. There will be no in-school disciplinary suspensions. There is an academic penalty of one point deducted from the goal grade, per class, per day, up to five points, for disciplinary suspensions. The student may make up all assigned work, tests, and quizzes. The student is allowed as many days for make-up work as the days of the suspension. It is the student’s responsibility to go to teachers for notes on class work and to make up work missed during the suspension. Students will serve suspensions only after communication with the parent(s) has occurred; however, students may serve a detention before parent contact is made because of the unavailability of parents or time constraints. Students serving a suspension may not participate in any classes or activities during the day or after school, including athletics, social functions, and rehearsals, on the day(s) of suspension. 38

The purposes and objectives of keeping a student’s behavioral record in the report system are as follows: • To maintain fairness and consistency for the policies, procedures, and rules of the Middle School Student Handbook • To inform the student that a specific school rule, policy, and/or procedure as specified in the Student Handbook has been violated • To officially record infractions, offenses, and/or concerns in respect to the nature, date, and faculty member reporting such concerns • To make the student and his/her advisor aware of infractions as they occur, thereby offering the opportunity for both student and advisor to discuss and correct the advisee’s behavior • A student’s previous record affects the degree of punishment Summary of Behavioral Violations Report System Infractions • Tardiness • Gum chewing • Food consumption during the school day, except under special circumstances • Food taken from the student center during lunch • Littering • Violation of restricted areas • Violation of cell phone policy (first offense) • Unauthorized articles brought to school • Unsatisfactory behavior/cooperation/participation - including disrespect for self and others - before, during or after school, on field trips, during athletics, in locker rooms, or in the student center • Improper attire or grooming during the school day • Use of make-up/cosmetics • Swearing or use of obscenities and obscene gestures • Horseplay and improper touching • Throwing any objects, including snowballs • Unattended book bags or laptop computers outside of lockers • Dress code violations without written note from home as to the reason for the violation. • Tampering with lockers and/or locks • Violation of computer acceptable use policy • Skipping Homework Supervision 39

Detention Offenses • Three dress code violations per year • Three behavioral infractions per goal • Seven or more unexcused entrance tardies per goal • Unauthorized distracting articles brought to school • Repeated disrespect for faculty, staff, other students, or guests at any school event • Repeated horseplay • Selling or buying unauthorized merchandise • Severe or repeated use of obscenities • Violation of p.m. supervision rules • Unauthorized use of elevator • Five or more unexcused tardies between classes per goal • Presence in unauthorized locations • Field Trip behavior • Three unattended laptop violations per year • Violation of computer acceptable use policy • Repeated violation of cell phone policy • Abuse of school pass Five-Day Detention Offenses • Repeated abuse of school pass • Unexcused absence from classes, study halls, lunch, or any other location to which a student has been assigned • Accumulation of nine infractions or multiple misbehaviors at deans’ discretion • Gambling • Forgery • Repeated violation of computer acceptable use policy Automatic Suspension or Possible Dismissal* Offenses • Abuse of property of others, including school property • Fighting, physical abuse, or injury to another • Smoking • Theft, including selling or receiving stolen goods • Vandalism • Misuse of school equipment and/or technology • Leaving campus without permission • Inappropriate physical intimacy • Academic dishonesty 40

• Flagrant disrespect for school policy including the dress code • Threats against an individual or the school community • Serious violation of computer acceptable use policy Automatic Dismissal* Offenses • Possession and/or use of alcohol • Possession and/or use of drugs Procedures for Infractions, Detentions, Suspensions, Notice and Probation • All multiple-day detentions and suspensions must be served consecutively in most circumstances • Three behavioral infractions or every three dress code violations result in a detention. The advisor, parent, and student will be notified of the disciplinary concerns and the action taken • Upon receiving six behavioral infractions in a goal period, the student will serve two consecutive days of detention. The disciplinary record will be reviewed for possible placement “on notice,” the preliminary step to probation • Upon receiving nine infractions in a goal period, the student will serve five consecutive detentions • When normal consequences such as infractions, detentions, work squads, counseling by school administration and the advisor, parent conferences, and the status of “on notice” have not resulted in improved behavior, a student will be placed on “disciplinary probation.” Disciplinary probation means that the faculty, deans and director will make specific recommendations for a behavioral improvement plan that the student and parent must follow. A parent conference is required and outside counseling may be required. A student on disciplinary probation can be excluded from field trips • An indefinite suspension may be invoked for serious transgressions • When behavioral issues go beyond the traditional counseling and consequences, a disciplinary committee will review the circumstances and may recommend expulsion to the headmaster
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Requirements for Deletion of Infractions To delete an infraction, a student must obtain and complete a “20-Day Appeal” form and prove that he/she has maintained proper deportment, proper dress or laptop responsibility for 20 consecutive school days. The form may be obtained from the school office. Within 10 school days of the 41

completion of the 20th day the completed form is to be given to the attendance secretary. A student may complete this process no more than four times a year. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain the form and follow through the process. Disciplinary Review Board (DRB) The disciplinary review board hears student cases dealing with disciplinary action and makes recommendations to the Middle School Deans. DRB cases are initiated by the student if he/she feels that disciplinary action directed toward him/her was inappropriate or unfair. The appeal form is obtained from the deans’ office or from the DRB advisor, and must be returned to the DRB advisor usually within one week of the disciplinary action. The faculty or administration may request opinions of the DRB on unique cases that may not appear in the Student Handbook. Meetings of the DRB are closed, and its deliberation and minutes are confidential. The DRB is composed of three seventh graders and three eighth graders, nominated by faculty and elected by students in the spring. The faculty advisor is appointed annually in the spring by the Middle School Director in consultation with the deans. The final date for submitting an appeal to the DRB is the second Friday of May.

DRESS CODE PHILOSOPHY
Our school has its own style as well as its philosophy and standards. The dress code complements the dignified atmosphere espoused by the school. It has been, and remains a conviction of our board of trustees that academic, athletic challenge, along with conservative attire, fosters a positive learning environment. The board opposes the superficiality of changing fads and materialistic dress competition. Costumes, particularly of a bizarre or disorderly appearance, detract from the educational process and from an atmosphere of responsibility and seriousness. Uniform Clothing

Uniform Choices for Girls

• Official monogrammed white or light blue oxford cloth buttondown collar blouse (long or short sleeved). • Official school kilt or skirt (hemmed no more than three inches above the top of the knee-cap) • Official dress-style khaki slacks with a dark belt • Official school navy blue pullover sweater or school navy blue pullover vest (Thanksgiving – Spring Break) 42

• Plain, no-logo white or navy blue crew socks (not golf or tennis socks) or knee socks (navy blue or black tights are required Thanksgiving - Spring Break) • Plain, flat, wide-heeled dark blue, black or dark brown leather dress, suede tie-on, or slip-on shoes with backs (please note that wedged or platform shoes over one-inch high or clogs are not acceptable for safety reasons)

Uniform Choices for Boys

• Official monogrammed white or light blue oxford cloth button down collar shirt (long or short sleeve) • Official school navy blue pullover sweater or school navy blue pullover vest (Thanksgiving – Spring Break) • Classic style khaki pants or navy blue dress pants or gray dress pants with DCDS monogram • Dark, solid colored belt • School tie • Blue or black dress socks or white athletic “tube” socks (not golf or tennis socks at or below the ankle) • Dark brown or black leather dress shoes or suede tie-on or slip-on shoes with backs

*See Purchasing Information

Special Considerations Students who are members of a performance group, and all grade eight students attending Middle School graduation will need a white, long-sleeved official school shirt or blouse. The boys will need the official school DCDS monogrammed khaki slacks. The girls will need the school skirt or kilt. For the school picture, all students must wear the official white blouse or shirt and the school sweater or vest. Dress Code Reminders • Students should come to school properly dressed, and should remain so until they leave the building at the end of the day • Shirt/blouse tails should remain tucked in during the entire school day. Girls’ blouses may only have the top button undone. Shortsleeve shirts are recommended in warm weather • Boys’ and girls’ pants must be properly hemmed • The length of girls’ uniform kilts should be not more than three inches above the top of the kneecap (mid-thigh length is too short). If needed after January, grade eight girls may purchase the official 43

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Upper School gray skirt rather than purchase another kilt. Waistbands should not be rolled and should fit properly High heels, duck shoes/boots, sandals, open-heel or open-toe shoes, athletic shoes, cowboy or hiking boots, or any other shoe that does not have a flat sole, may not be worn by either boys or girls Boys should never come to school without a tie. If the school tie is lost, boys may wear another dark colored tie until the school tie is replaced (as soon as possible). An extra tie kept in the locker is recommended Only solid white T-shirts may be worn under the blouse or shirt Jackets for outdoor or athletic wear must be kept in lockers during the school day Students should avoid extremes of style in grooming, clothing, and accessories Sweaters are optional before Thanksgiving and after spring break Hats and caps are not to be worn during any school day, including casual days and must be kept in the lockers. A violation of this regulation will result in an infraction and possible confiscation of the hat

Uniform clothing items must be purchased from Campus Outfitters. Orders may be placed by phone (888)923-0700 or by visiting the store located at 30860 Southfield Road in Southfield. The store’s phone number is (248) 723-9935. Uniforms may also be purchased on-line at www.campusoutfitters.com by using the school code: DCDSMIDDLE. School ties may also be purchased at The Hive located in the Upper School Student Center area. Casual Attire Casual attire is sometimes granted as a special reward, for a donation toward a fund raiser for a worthy cause sponsored by the Student Council, or for school parties, dances, or casual events. On these days students may wear jeans, slacks, shorts (if appropriate temperature allows), and casual shirts such as T-shirts, sweatshirts and caps. Tank and tube tops are not allowed. Torso must be fully covered. If skirts are worn, they should be no more than three inches above the knee. The clothing should be modest, neat, not torn, and properly fitting. No obscene or blasphemous expressions may be written on the shirts and no beach attire is allowed. Hats and caps are not allowed during school days. Shoes should be safe and comfortable. “Flip flop” type sandals are not allowed.

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Special Dress-up Days Dress-up days may be granted for special events. Attire appropriate for a religious service or formal family event will be acceptable. Modesty should be considered in clothing selection. Shoes should be safe and comfortable. Grooming As with the dress regulations, the focus is on neatness, cleanliness, and good taste, which avoids extremes and short-lived fads and is consistent in spirit and letter with the standards, philosophy and style of the school. Advisors will clarify dress and grooming regulations and encourage students to adhere to Country Day standards. A dress code reminder will be done often at the start of each advisory and class period. All boys should have their hair neatly trimmed so that it is above the collar in back and above the ears. Hair must be out of the eyes. Girls should have their hair neatly trimmed and also kept out of the eyes. Wigs are not permitted unless warranted for health reasons. In general, bizarre styles for both boys and girls are unacceptable. Mustaches and beards are not permitted. Boys cannot wear earrings. Girls may wear simple jewelry. Clear or pastel nail polish is permitted. Body piercing, other than girls’ ear lobes, is not allowed. Grade eight girls may opt to wear a light foundation and lip gloss but no eye make-up or lipstick. Consequences of Dress Code Violations • A written note from a parent with an explanation for the dress code violation may excuse the infraction. This note must be cleared by a dean within 24 hours • After 8:00 a.m., any student out of dress code without a pass will receive a dress code infraction • After three dress code infractions, the student will receive a detention and lose all alternative-attire privileges on Casual Days, game days, special academic activities and field trips. A student wishing to reclaim these privileges must use one of their “20-Day Appeal” options and maintain proper attire and deportment for 20 consecutive school days. The completed form must be submitted to a dean no later than 10 school days after the appeal is met • After every three additional dress code violations, a student must serve a detention. Dress code violations are accumulated throughout the year • Alteration of the school uniform (e.g., removal of threads, mutilation or drawing on fabric) will require replacement of the garment, and an infraction will be issued. Parents will be notified of the need for replacement and the infraction. Students must wear suitable, similar attire until the replacement is received 45

• No hats or caps may be worn at any time. A violation will result in an infraction and possible confiscation of the cap • Improper attire during exam week may result in the student not taking the scheduled exam until the proper attire is worn. If the exam is delayed a day, a grade deduction of 10 percent will be taken • Improper attire at graduation may result in the inability to receive the diploma on stage, or to march with the class

COUNSELING
Grade-Level Deans Student or parent academic concerns should be directed first to the classroom teacher. General concerns should be directed first to the advisor. The grade-level dean will be available to address any concerns of a serious nature. The deans will confer regularly with the director as needed to assist families with specific concerns. Advisor/Advisee Program The advisor/advisee program is based on sound counseling principles. The grade level dean creates advisory groups considering parent and teacher input. Groups are selected before school starts. No changes are made once the school year begins. So that students have as much contact as possible with the advisor, they will be placed with one of their grade-level teachers, or individuals who work closely with that grade. Advisors and advisees meet regularly during the week. A formal program is often given to the advisors regarding discussion topics for their meetings. In addition, some time is spent in a more relaxed atmosphere that involves social activities including occasional snacks. Snacks should be simple and appropriate for the time of day and are not meant to replace the school lunch; snack days will be scheduled by the deans. Snacks should be stored with the advisor, not in the advisee’s locker. Treats should not be brought on other days. The advisor acts as a friend and mentor to the advisee and is a communication link between the home and the school. The responsibility of being an advisor is a high priority for Country Day teachers. C.A.R.E. Program Through the C.A.R.E. (Coping skills, Awareness of health and well-being, Respect for self and others, Exploring self and society) Program, Middle School students are involved with specific health education and human development topics that go beyond the classroom. Each topic is sensitively and professionally presented by chosen faculty members, or qualified guests 46

who have prepared themselves for each presentation. Specially trained school personnel present the sex education component of the program. Topics are presented and discussed at different grades according to the students’ maturation and level of understanding. Parents are welcome to survey the topics and materials at any time and are urged to incorporate the subjects into family discussions to enhance understanding. A summary of the program is distributed to parents during the fall.

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Honor Covenant

EXPECTATIONS
Detroit Country Day is a community of students, parents, faculty, and staff who have joined for the purpose of academic excellence, artistic expression, athletic development and character growth. Participation in the school community is based on the foundation of our commitment to “A Sound Mind and a Sound Body” and requires shared goals and accountability to one another. Within every community certain expectations ensure the dignity of the environment. When individuals join the Country Day community, they agree to the responsibilities outlined in this Covenant. The intent of this Honor Covenant is to identify expectations that assist Detroit Country Day School in functioning as an academic, artistic, athletic and character driven community and in achieving its goals as an institution of exceptional learning. RESPONSIBILITIES Education and daily experiences at Country Day are a privilege and an opportunity. In recognition of this, great value is placed on the quality of relationships in our community. All members of our school community—students, parents, faculty, and staff—will strive to honor and model citizenship on campus and in the community at large. Members of our school community will: • • • • Treat each other with RESPECT and kindness by valuing others in the community and caring for the physical and natural environment. Accept RESPONSIBILITY by following through on promises and obligations, assuming accountability for one’s actions. Demonstrate HONESTY by adhering to our community values of loyalty, integrity, trustworthiness and authenticity. Develop GOOD JUDGMENT through an appreciation of lifelong learning in both educational endeavors and the decision making process.

AGREEMENT By signing this covenant members of this community commit themselves to those standards of behavior and attitude that develop higher academic, athletic and personal excellence. By signing this covenant we are agreeing to the policies and expectations of the Detroit Country Day community through this Honor Covenant and the Student/Faculty Handbook. _____________________________________________ Student Signature ______________________________________________ Parent/Guardian Signature ______________________________________________ Parent/Guardian Signature __________________________________________ Faculty/Staff Signature ______________________________________________ Grade Level Dean Signature ______________________________________________ Director Signature _________________ Date _________________ Date _________________ Date _______________ Date _________________ Date _________________ Date

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ACTIVITIES
Clubs Middle School teachers sponsor carefully planned and structured activities of student interest. Some activities are open to the entire Middle School, while others are open only to certain grades. Students will have the opportunity to participate in the activities of their choice. The following activities are generally available: Drama (grade six only) Art Service Needlework Drawing Babysitting Percussion Ensemble Floor Games Basketball Ping Pong Forensics Beads Science Discovery French Board Games Science Service Golf Calligraphy Stock Market Guitar Cards Story Hour History Olympiad Chess Strength and CondiLatin Cinema Classics tioning Math Competition Computer Games Video Club Model Construction Cooking Young Inventors Mural Painting CPR Certification Music Exploration Creative Writing Destination Imagination Class Officers Students of each grade elect class officers. Those wishing to run for office will nominate themselves through their class advisors. All class officer nominees must carry at least an overall grade average of 75, should be exemplary in behavior, possess a positive attitude, and demonstrate respect for the faculty and school code, including the academic integrity policy. Prior to the election, the class advisor will review all nominees to check for compliance with the above criteria. Nominees must present the prepared speech that has been approved to the class. Class officers must maintain the above standards while in office; otherwise, they may be removed from office. Student Council Student council members are elected from each grade after selfnomination through the student council advisor. All student council nominees must carry at least a 75 G.P.A., should be exemplary in behavior, possess a positive attitude, and demonstrate respect for the academic integrity policy of the school. The student council advisor will check all nominees prior to the election to ascertain compliance with the above criteria. Nominees must present the prepared speech that has been approved to their class. Student council members consist of a president (an eighth grader earning most votes by student council members), vice president, secretary, 49

treasurer, and committee heads (selected by personal attributes), all of who must maintain a 75 average or above. The above standards for behavior must be maintained or an officer may be removed from office. School Social Activities and Class Advisors The school recognizes the need for social and emotional growth in this age group. Therefore, class advisors and class officers plan various ageappropriate activities. Class camaraderie, opportunities to develop planning and organizational skills in student leaders, and a chance to develop friendships are considered. Attire is usually casual unless otherwise noted. Some social functions will take place during the regular school hours. Other functions will be held from 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m., or during early evening hours as specified on the monthly calendar. Social events are designed for this age group and limited to current Country Day Middle School students. Each grade has a class advisor or co-advisors. Their role is to develop leadership skills in the elected class officers, to create opportunities for appropriate social interaction and community service, and to raise funds for class projects and events. Field Trips During the year, teachers use field trips to enhance classroom teaching; these trips are a required part of the curriculum. The Middle School director or deans must approve all field trips. Parents must give written permission to participate in day trips and special activities at the beginning of the year.* School uniforms are required for most field trips. All expenses are pro-rated and charged to the student account. Students who present disciplinary or social concerns may be excluded from a field trip at the discretion of the faculty. Parent/guardian signed Medical Release forms will be taken on each trip. For overnight and out-of-town field trips, in addition to the Release form, a parent or guardian must also sign a Trip Agreement form. For overnight trips a parent and student must attend a required meeting prior to the trip to explain the trip, make information available to parents and answer any questions parents may have. Absences, other than illness, from these trips should be prearranged. *This will serve as agreement for both transportation and any cost. Fundraising All student groups and organizations may hold sales within the Middle School. The Middle School deans must approve all sales. All social functions on school premises require prior approval of the Middle School director for use of class funds. Each class, and the student council, has the right to maintain a treasury for valid purposes, such as hosting social functions for one or more grades on the school premises, making a gift to the school, or raising funds for a worthy on-campus or off-campus cause. They must 50

note the transfer and expenditures of all funds and so record them in its financial books. The sale of any goods or materials for private organizations or personal gain is prohibited. Students selling items for non-profit organizations must obtain approval from the school administration and must abide by any regulations deemed appropriate for governing the sale.

ATHLETIC PROGRAM
Participation Most grade six students are required to participate in physical education classes to fulfill school and state requirements. Competitive teams are optional; not all sports are offered for sixth graders. Students in grades seven and eight are required to participate in athletics for two out of three complete seasons; at least one season must be in an oncampus sport. The off-campus option for one season must be approved in advance by the Middle School athletic director, and adhere to the criteria established for this option. To receive school credit and fulfill state requirements, students must participate daily in the athletic program, including practice sessions and both home and away contests. Unexcused absences may result in loss of credit for the season. In addition, seventh grade students must complete one-half of a year of physical education. Eighth grade students have an elective choice of one full year of physical education. If a student does not complete the required two athletic season requirements during seventh or eighth grades, that student will be required to do three seasons the following year. The athletic office will monitor participation requirements and notify families in case of a deficiency. MIDDLE SCHOOL ATHLETIC ATTENDANCE POLICY At Country Day Middle School, every student must participate in seventh and eighth grade athletics. The requirements are as follows: • Grade seven and eight: two seasons each school year • Students have the option to take one off-campus sport, however it must be approved by the Middle School athletic director prior to the season The Middle School Athletic Attendance policy is as follows: • Daily attendance is required for all sports • Absences may be considered excused if they are accompanied by a note explaining such reasons as medical, religious, or academic obligations 51

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Absences will be considered unexcused for the following reasons: detention, suspension, or missing practice without a note Failure to meet the yearly athletic requirement of two seasons mandates the student to take three seasons of participation the following school year Excessive unexcused absences will result in decreased playing time Excessive unexcused absences will require a meeting with the student, the coach, and the Middle School athletic director to determine credit for a season Dismissal from a team will require a meeting of the student, his/her parents, the head coach and the Middle School director plus the approval of the executive director of athletics

2007-2008 M/S Athletic Offerings for Grades Seven and Eight Girls Boys Fall: Begins 9/4/07 Ends 11/1/07 Cross Country Basketball Football Cross Country Soccer Field Hockey Tennis IM Soccer Winter: Begins 11/27/07 Ends 2/14/08 Indoor Soccer Climbing Climbing Intro. to Dance Team Intramural Basketball Indoor Soccer Squash Squash Swimming Swimming • • • • Spring: Boys’ basketball begins 11/12/07 and ends 1/24/08 Girls volleyball begins 1/28/08, ends 3/20/08 Dates for Squash may vary from winter season dates Tentative dates for Climbing are 11/27/07 – 3/20/08 Begins 4/7/08 Baseball IM Baseball/Softball Lacrosse Tennis Track & Field Ends 5/29/08 IM Baseball/Softball Lacrosse Soccer Softball Track & Field

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2007-2008 M/S Athletic Offerings for Grade Six Girls Boys Begins 9/4/07 Ends 11/1/07 Cross Country Basketball Football Cross Country Soccer Field Hockey IM Soccer Begins 11/27/07 Ends 2/14/08 Climbing Climbing Indoor Soccer Indoor Soccer Squash Squash Swimming Swimming Boys’ basketball begins 11/12/07 and ends 1/24/08 Dates for Squash may vary from winter season dates Tentative dates for Climbing are 11/27/07 – 3/20/08 Begins 4/7/08 Baseball IM Baseball/Softball Lacrosse Track & Field Ends 5/29/08 IM Baseball/Softball Lacrosse Soccer Track & Field

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Swimming, squash, indoor soccer and the climbing programs entail a participation fee because off-campus facilities must be contracted. The individual cost of participation in these sports will be determined by the number of participants. All sport offerings are contingent upon a minimum number of students committing to participate. Athletic equipment and uniforms are issued by the athletic cage located in the hallway across from the Shaw Gym. All equipment and uniforms are to be returned to the cage the day after the last contest. Equipment or uniforms not returned will be billed to the student’s account at replacement cost. Selection of a Sport Students must select a sport at the beginning of each season in which they intend to participate. Locations of Athletic Contests Directions to all Middle School athletic contests may be available by visiting our website, www.dcds.edu. Students not picked up when a practice is canceled must remain with their coach in a designated location until 4:15 p.m. After 4:30 p.m., an athlete must report to the supervised area 53

(usually the Middle School Student Center) and must be signed out by a parent or guardian.

FINANCIAL AID
A limited amount of financial aid is available to Middle School students. Aid is awarded according to ability and financial need as determined by an independent accounting firm. A copy of the parents’ 1040 income tax forms and other financial information may be required upon initial application, and annually thereafter. Awards are approved by the headmaster, upon recommendation of the admission evaluation committee, through the authorization of funds by the board of trustees. Skandalaris Future Leaders Merit Scholars The objective of the Skandalaris Foundation Future Leaders Merit Scholarship is to identify and support outstanding students who have excelled inside the classroom and in extracurricular activities. Students not currently enrolled at Country Day and entering grades six through nine are eligible to apply. This scholarship was established in the hopes of making the Country Day educational experience financially available to more families with outstanding, well-rounded children. The Future Leaders Merit Scholarship provides an opportunity for future student leaders by financing the balance of tuition less $10,000, which the family is required to contribute annually. Flint Family Scholars These awards are made, according to financial need, to seventh and eighth grade students of good character, talent, citizenship, ability, and motivation. Consideration is given to those students who can maintain excellent, good, or average academic standing, appropriate to their aptitude. By evaluating candidates on the basis of their human values, talent, and academic potential, the program seeks to produce leaders not only for the metropolitan Detroit area, but also for Michigan and the nation. Flint Family Scholars must exhibit talent in at least one area of excellence: English, fine arts, mathematics, computer science, physical or life science, history and foreign language. Cherney Leadership Scholars These grants, based on financial need, are made to students in grades seven through 12 who exhibit academic talent and outstanding qualities of character, citizenship, and leadership. The awards recognize that students of varied academic abilities, with motivation and a good educational background, make outstanding contributions and will become leaders in their adult life. 54

William Randolph Hearst Fund for Minority Students This grant is for the education of a minority student, black or Hispanic, with preference given to a student matriculating in the Middle School. This student is admitted according to his or her academic ability and should exemplify a natural curiosity for learning, a sense of community responsibility, and a desire to excel. DCDS Scholars These students are chosen for their outstanding achievements, academic ability, unusual talents, citizenship, character, and other special qualities on the premise that they will contribute importantly, if not vitally, to the progress, well-being, and reputation of the school and student body. They must maintain an 80 academic average or better. Financial Aid Review All financial aid students are reviewed in all categories (academics, activities, athletics, and attitude) at mid-year and at the end of the year by the Middle School director and the headmaster. In addition, at the end-of-year faculty meeting, the entire faculty reviews each financial aid student and votes individually to maintain or deny financial aid status for the following year. Middle School students who fulfill satisfactorily the terms of their financial aid status will automatically be eligible for financial aid in the Upper School, provided that continued financial need is shown to exist. General Requirements All financial aid students are required to meet certain standards and make some commitments to the school, which are to: • Maintain an exemplary level of deportment with emphasis on the Middle School goals • Demonstrate consistently a cooperative attitude in respect to academic proficiency. The major responsibility of the student is to dedicate quality effort and time to the academic requirements, objectives and policies of the school. Students are asked to follow through with quality homework, attend tutorials as needed and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 80. Students must also adhere unequivocally to specific academic requirements that the Middle School faculty and/or administration may make, such as off-campus tutorials and/or summer school • Demonstrate talent or skill in a particular area • Establish an exemplary attendance record in school, classes, assemblies and related school activities, without unexcused or excessive tardiness or absences • Volunteer to assist the academic, admission, development, and athletic departments by providing service as such needs arise 55

• Repay $25 of the financial aid award. This money should be earned directly by the student. The repayment is due on or before the first Friday after spring vacation, and must be accompanied by a written description of how the money was earned. The purpose of this requirement is to foster the value of appreciation and responsibility to a philosophy of selflessness. The money will be donated to the financial aid endowment fund so that others may benefit from such funds • Participate in two seasons of on-campus interscholastic team sports (grades seven and eight only) • Participate in a qualifying academic or fine arts area of school participation (band, orchestra, chorus, student government, class board, forensics, History Olympiad, math competitions), or a third interscholastic sport, or a service club

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION
Student ID Cards Students will receive each year in the fall their personal ID card containing their picture, to be used as personal identification to purchase items from the school store or Fast Breaks, and to enter specified athletic and social events at the school. The original card is issued free; replacements may be ordered from the Middle School office for a processing fee of $5. Money Middle School students are asked not to bring money to school except for emergency telephone calls, announced sales, or special school events. Change is not available in any of the school offices. Fire Posted in each room in the school are directions that occupants of the room should follow in case of a fire alarm. The continuous use of an emergency signal indicates a fire alarm. A designated safe route to the outside is indicated on the posting. Unannounced fire, tornado and lockdown drills will be held several times throughout the school year. Emergency Situations A disaster alert is signaled on the public address system. If there is a tornado, physical disaster or other critical emergency, students should follow the directions of the teacher in charge of their room or area. When there is sufficient warning, the entire student body may be asked to vacate classrooms and move to areas of safety. Students must move quickly in an or56

derly fashion and in total silence to the area designated by the teacher. Consequences for not observing safety procedures may include a detention. Students will practice all drills and lockdown procedures several times throughout the year. If the lightning detector sounds, students should seek safety in the nearest building, and remain there until the all-clear is given. Middle School Parents’ Association Each student enrolled in the Middle School qualifies his/her parent(s) or legal guardian (male or female) for membership in the Parents’ Association. The association seeks to bring into closer relation the home and the school, so that parents and faculty may work together for the benefit of each student, for the supplement of the curriculum, and to create a spirit of understanding and support. The executive board, composed of the four officers, a representative from each grade and committee chairs meets every month in an open meeting with the Middle School director. All meeting dates and times appear on the monthly calendar. Blue and Gold Club All parents, alumni, past parents, and friends of Country Day may join the Blue and Gold Club, an organization whose resources and energies are committed to providing for their children in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade, an athletic program that is second to none. The club endeavors to raise funds for the athletic programs to provide equipment and facilities for the athletic program above and beyond the normal budgeted items. Each year the club sponsors and plans the annual National Scholar/Athlete Dinner and a golf outing. The Friends of the Arts Association This association is open to all current and past parents, alumni, and friends of Country Day. It was established to support and promote the fine and performing arts curriculum, activities, and programs at Country Day for pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade, and to encourage continued further development and support of a nationally recognized fine and performing arts program at Country Day. In the spring the association sponsors Celebrate the Arts, a showcase for performing music groups and exhibition of student art work. Other events may include trips to art museums and galleries, and campus exhibitions and performances by well-known artists and musicians. The association is governed by a board of directors that meets monthly; an annual meeting open to all members is also held. Keeping Informed The monthly calendar listing specific dates, times, and events is mailed to all parents before the end of each month. The back of the calendar features displays highlighting future events and a list of all important dates for the current school year. Any last-minute changes to the monthly calendar 57

may be seen on the school’s website, www.dcds.edu. The Middle School will also send a newsletter home with particular information for the Middle School only at the ends of all but the last goal. A directory listing parents’ and students’ names, addresses and telephone numbers is mailed to parents in September. Seasonal athletic schedules are distributed to students via the coaches at the beginning of each athletic season. Additional athletic information may also be found on the school website. The Daily Bulletin is e-mailed each day and presented to students in the morning. It is also available on the network and a hard copy can be picked up in the Middle School office. This bulletin lists all activities taking place that day, along with a preview of upcoming activities and a variety of announcements requiring student attention. Additional information may be shared via e-mail or “end-of-day” office announcements. E-mail and “snail-mail”: Parents and teachers will use e-mail and the My Backpack on-line information system to communicate. Formal end-ofgoal checklists will be mailed home as well. A telephone chain is prepared each year in the fall by the Parents’ Association and is used for snow days and last minute reminders. For emergencies only, Country Day has implemented a voice message broadcast system. The system enables school administrators to quickly send a recorded message to large, specific segments of our community in the event of an emergency. Individual lists have been established for each school, using information parents provided on their yearly 2007-2008 contracts. Information was also drawn from the faculty-staff roster. These lists allow administrators to send messages to parents and students, faculty and staff, or everyone involved at a particular site or even the entire Detroit Country Day School community. • The system initiates calling within two seconds, calling multiple numbers simultaneously • The system can include cell phone numbers or other additional direct-dial phones • The system will only dial direct numbers and will leave messages on answering machines and direct-dial voicemail systems • The system does not work on voicemail systems or business extensions that require numbers be entered (example: "please press one if you know your party's extension," etc.) • It is important that you promptly notify the school with any updates or changes to phone numbers so that the lists can be corrected The system is not intended for routine messages or closing school for snow. Once a message is recorded, the administrator designates which 58

group or groups are the targeted audience. An automated dialing system then sends the message to the listed numbers. When a phone is answered, either by a person or an answering machine, the message is preceded by an announcement (“please remain on the line for an important message from Detroit Country Day School.”) If a phone line is busy, the system will make three additional attempts to connect and make the call. All parents receive the BeeHive, the school’s semi-annual magazine for parents, past parents, alumni, and friends. Middle School newsletters and calendar reminders are sent home with grade reports. The DCDS website is continually maintained with the most up-to-date athletic schedules, times and locations. A hotline for athletic updates is available to parents and students. To access the necessary information from a touch-tone phone, follow this procedure: 1. Dial 646-0105 2. Dial two 3. Dial the four-digit phonemail number given by the coach 4. Press “#” Emergency School Closing If school must be closed or the starting time altered, the Parents’ Association phone chain will be started immediately. In addition, major area radio and television stations will be notified. Ordinarily instructions are aired by 6:45 a.m. Calls cannot get through to school officials because the switchboard becomes jammed. Please do not call the school or the homes of faculty members and administrators. Office Hours In general, the main school office and switchboard are open from 7:45 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Middle School office is open from 7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Parents with emergency messages for their children may leave the message with the school secretary. Such messages will be posted as received. It may not be possible to transfer messages immediately. Parents should not call classrooms directly. Classrooms will not be interrupted for phone calls. Messages received during the last academic period, or during the athletic period may not be able to be delivered. Parents may e-mail messages, but notify their child when this might occur. Voicemail messages should be left on cell phones as phones are not allowed in classes. Infirmary All students ill or injured must report to the school nurse, who will notify the school office. No student should call a parent for health reasons 59

until seen by the school nurse. To prevent the spread and recurrence of communicable diseases, pupils who were ill or absent from school for any period of time should report to the infirmary first before returning to their classrooms. All medications must be brought to the school nurse or office and administered there. No medication can be dispensed without a doctor’s written approval. During the school day, students must report to their scheduled place to check in with the supervisor or teacher before going to the nurse. Special lunches required for health reasons must be approved by and stored with the school nurse. School Store The school store, The Hive, is located in Upper School Student Center area and is generally open Monday-Friday 7:30–8:30 a.m., 11:45 a.m.–1:00 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Students may purchase school supplies, plus a wide variety of articles of clothing and novelty items imprinted with the school logo. No cash is handled; student ID cards with photographs are necessary for purchases to be charged to the student's account. Questions concerning the operation of the school store should be directed to the business office. Lost Textbooks and Classroom Sets Students must request replacement of lost textbooks through MBS via telephone or online. With the laptop program, the Middle School will provide a textbook to use in class for hardcover books. Thus, students may leave hardcover textbooks at home. Any texts brought to school should be clearly labeled with the student’s name. This program is intended to eliminate excess weight for students to carry and should reduce loss. Physical Examinations Athletic participation is a Country Day requirement and therefore it is mandatory that every student in grades six through twelve have a new health physical annually. Physicals and emergency forms must be completed and signed by both physician and parent and returned to the Middle School academic office before the start of the school year. (August 1 is the state rule). Immunization Requirements According to the Michigan Health Code, every student new to a school, pre-kindergarten through grade 12, must have on file at the school a physical examination form, complete with evidence that the immunization requirements have been satisfied, signed by a physician. Students who do not have the proper health forms on file with the school nurse after the first week of classes will be subject to school sanctions.

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Emergency and Medication Forms The combined emergency and medication form must be submitted to the Middle School academic office before the opening of school. For safety reasons, a student will not be able to attend school or participate in athletics if these are not on file. Parents must provide information regarding back-up emergency numbers, health insurance carrier and policy numbers, and information concerning diabetes, asthma and allergies (bee stings, medication and food allergies, etc.). Specific instructions as to care needed, including medication, must be thoroughly transcribed on this form. Upon completion, the form must be signed by consenting parents or guardians, and the doctor prescribing treatment and medication. If a student may need over-the-counter medication (Tylenol, aspirin, Sudafed, etc.) or a prescription medication during school hours or on field trips (including athletic team trips), the prescribing doctor and parent/guardian must also sign the emergency/medication form. Students are not allowed to keep medication in their lockers or on their person. There is an exception made for asthmatics who use inhalers on an “as needed” basis. These instructions must be ordered and signed by the attending physician on the emergency medication form. The procedure for giving medications to students in school is mandated by the Michigan State Medication Law which Country Day strictly enforces. To satisfy safety and liability precautions, teachers and coaches will take copies of these forms and a first-aid kit with them to every off campus event. Finally, the parent’s/guardian’s signature on the form gives the school permission to have their child treated at the nearest hospital in case of severe emergency. The physical examination form, immunization form (new students only) and combined emergency and medication forms described earlier must be on file with the Middle School academic office by the start of the school year. Students who do not have these forms on file may be suspended from school until the forms are on file.

ADDENDUM The purpose of this communication is to inform you about our school emergency procedures. Our guidelines are very similar to those that have 61

been adopted by other schools around the country and reflect a common sense approach to safety issues. The procedures are: Parents’ Emergency Checklist 1) During a critical incident, the school will be locked down to protect the occupants, with the children moved to safer areas of shelter. Depending upon the circumstances and extent of the emergency, a school’s students may need to be evacuated to another school or even to another shelter. 2) Under almost all circumstances, school is the safest place for your child. The school setting surrounds students with adults trained and prepared to deal, not only with children, but also with situations. Children also derive comfort from being with their friends. 3) It would be advisable to maintain “business as usual.” For this reason, we would not recommend that parents remove students during the school day. However, the ultimate decision rests with the parents. Should a parent decide to remove a student from school, the parent must sign out the student in the office. Our recommendation is to allow students to remain in school and continue with their education. 4) We also must recommend that parents do not rush to their children’s school. In an emergency situation, the school buildings will be locked down and school personnel will be tasked with a number of responsibilities to handle the critical incident. 5) During an emergency, parents will be directed where and when to be safely re-united with their children in an orderly manner. 6) The school will communicate information to parents as quickly as possible, using all appropriate means. The school has established a means of rapidly distributing a voice message to selected audiences; the details of the system are outlined below. 7) Should a homeland crisis occur during school hours, staff will be informed. Any discussion of events with students will occur at the upper schools and will be age-appropriate. There will be no discussion at the lower schools. Parents of younger students should choose how, and what, they will share with their own children. The school, guided by the counseling staff, can provide recommendations and developmentally appropriate information in dealing with tragedies and disasters. At home, it is suggested that children’s questions should be answered factually (as opposed to emotionally) based upon their age and maturity level. BUILDING SECURITY 62

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As you know, the exterior doors at our three lower schools are locked during the school day, being unlocked only during our busy drop-off and pick-up periods. Access to the building must be requested from and approved by office Staff. Even the Upper School secures all but three entry doors after drop-off, with a gatehouse security officer screening those coming onto campus. Visitors receive and display a visitor’s pass. This group includes guests, vendors and contractors. For several years, the schools have taken steps to better control access to our buildings. This improved access control, while not oppressive, can be implemented at any time to secure the schools.

COMMUNICATIONS Country Day has implemented a voice message broadcast system. The system enables school administrators to quickly send a recorded message to large, specific segments of our community in the event of an emergency. Individual lists have been established for each school, using information parents provided on their contracts. Information was also drawn from the facultystaff roster. These lists allow administrators to send messages to parents and students, faculty and staff, or everyone involved at a particular site or even the entire Country Day community. The system initiates calling within two seconds, calling multiple numbers simultaneously. The system can include cell phone numbers or other additional direct-dial phones. The system will only dial direct numbers and will leave messages on answering machines and direct-dial voicemail systems. The system does not work on voicemail systems or business extensions that require numbers be entered (example: “please enter 1 if you know your party’s extension”, etc.) It is important that you promptly notify the school with any updates or changes to phone numbers so that the lists can be corrected. The system will be used for emergencies primarily o Emergencies at school Notification and communication Evacuation and student/parent reunification specifics Status of school, buildings, pending events 63

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Issues surrounding groups traveling Flights missed Itineraries changed Unforeseen delays The system is not intended for routine messages or closing school for snow. o

Once a message is recorded, the administrator designates which group or groups are the targeted audience. An automated dialing system then sends the message to the listed numbers. When a phone is answered, either by a person or an answering machine, the message is preceded by an announcement (“Please remain on the line for an important message from Detroit Country Day School.”) If a phone line is busy, the system will make 3 additional attempts to connect and make the call. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Scott Stanley, director of safety and security at (248) 646-7717 x1120, or e-mail him at sstanley@dcds.edu.

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INDEX A
Absences, Excused • 22 Absences, Extended or Repeated • 23 Absences, Prearranged • 23 Absences, Unexcused • 23 Academic Dishonesty • 25 Academic Integrity Policy • 25 Academic Matters • 14 Academic Penalty • 38 Activities • 49 Activity Period • 13 Advisor/Advisee Program • 46 Advisory Groups • 46 Advisory Period • 13 Afternoon Dismissal • 13 After-School Hours • 14 Alcohol • 33 Alma Mater • 9 Assemblies • 13 Assignment Sheets • 19 Assignments Policy • 16 Athletic Program • 51 At-Home Suspensions • 38 Attendance • 22 Attendance, Bus • 24 Attendance, Graduation • 24 Attitude • 36 Automatic Dismissal Offenses • 41 Awards, Other • 21 Class Treasury • 50 Classroom Use of Computers • 31 Clubs • 49 Combination Locks • 34 Communicating Academic Progress • 18 Conduct • 26 Cosmetics • 45 Counseling • 46 Cum Laude • 22 Curriculum • 14

D
Daily Bulletin • 58 Daily Operations • 12 DCDS Scholars • 55 Deletion of Infractions • 42 Deportment • 36 Deportment Award • 19 Destruction of Property • 31 Detention • 38 Dining Hall Decorum • 32 Directory • 58 Disaster • 56 Disciplinary Review Board • 42 Dishonesty, Academic • 25 Dismissal Offenses • 40 Dress Code • 42 Dress Code Reminders • 43 Dress Code Violations • 45 Dress Code, Purchasing • 44 Dress Regulations, Boys • 43 Drugs • 33

B
Beehive • 59 Bicycles • 38 Blue and Gold Club • 57 Boys' Dress Code • 43 Bus Attendance • 24 Bus Rules • 26

E
Early Dismissal • 33 Earrings • 45 Elevator • 36 Emergency forms • 61 Emergency School Closing • 59 Entrance Tardiness • 23 Examinations • 18 Excused Absences • 22 Exit Comment • 19 Extended Absences • 23

C
C.A.R.E. Program • 46 Calendar • 2 Casual Attire • 44 Cheating • 25 Cherney Leadership Scholars • 54 Class Officers • 49

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F
F. Alden Shaw • 7 F.L.E.X. • 13 Family Vacations • 23 Field Trips • 50 Fighting • 32 Financial Aid • 54 Financial Aid Requirements • 55 Financial Aid Review • 55 Fire • 56 Firecrackers • 38 Five Infractions • 40 Five-Day Detention Offenses • 40 Flint Family Scholars • 54 Flint Library • 15 Food • 33 Food Consumption • 39 Friends of the Arts • 57 Fund Raising • 50

Illnesses • 60 Immunization Requirements • 60 Incomplete Goal Grades • 18 Infirmary • 60 Intoxicants and Drugs • 33

J
Jewelry • 45

L
Laptop Use • 29 Late Homework • 16 Leaving Campus • 33 Litter • 34 Lockers • 34 Lost and Found • 35 Lost Textbooks, Replacement • 60 Lunch • 13

G
Gambling • 33 Goal Periods • 18 Grade Reduction • 38 Grading • 18 Graduation • 24 Graduation Speakers (Student) • 21 Grooming • 45 Guiding Principles • 10 Gum • 33 Gum Chewing • 39

M
Magna Cum Laude • 22 Make-Up • 38 Make-up (Cosmetics) • 45 Mascot • 9 Media Center • 15 Medication Permission Forms • 34, 61 Medications • 33 Middle School Parents' Association • 57 Mid-Goal Progress Report • 18 Money • 56 Monthly Calendar • 58 Mustaches, Beards • 45

H
Hair Styles • 45 History of DCDS • 7 Homework • 15 Homework • 16 Homework, Late • 16 Honor Rolls • 22 Honor Violations • 26 Honors • 19 Hotline • 59

N
National Junior Honor Society • 19 Network Security Policy • 31 Non-prescription Medications • 34

O
Obscene Language • 37 Off Limit Areas • 36 Office Hours • 59 Opening of School • 12 Other Awards • 21 Over-the-counter Medications • 61

I
Identification Cards • 56 Illness • 34

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Over-the-Counter Medications • 34

P
Period • 12 Personal Property • 35 Personal Responsibility • 35 Physical Education • 51 Physical Examinations • 60 Plagiarism • 25 Prearranged Absences • 23 Prescription Medications • 34, 61

Student Center Decorum • 32 Student Council • 49 Student ID Cards • 56 Student Passes • 24 Student Visitors • 36 Study Halls • 37 Summa Cum Laude • 22 Summer Reading • 15 Suspension • 38 Suspension • 40 Swearing • 37

T R
Repeated Absences • 23 Required Athletics • 51 Respect for Faculty and Staff • 35 Respect for Fellow Students • 35 Restricted Areas • 36 Rules and Regulations • 26 Tape Recorders • 32 Tardiness • 23 Tardiness, During the Day • 24 Telephone Chain • 58 Telephones • 37 Testing • 17 Theft • 37 Tutorials • 13 Twenty-Day Appeal • 42, 45

S
Sales • 51 Schedules • 13 School Colors • 9 School Motto • 9 School Store • 60 Selection of a Sport • 53 Shaw, F. Alden • 7 Shoes • 44 Sixth Grade Optional Athletics • 51 Snacks • 46 Snow Days • 59 Social Activities • 50 Special Homework Policies • 17 Special Honors Awards Program • 19 Special Testing Policies • 17 Stealing • 37 Student Behavior Report Book • 38 Student Center • 32 Student Center • 13

U
Unauthorized Aid • 25 Unauthorized Network Activities • 30 Unauthorized Possessions • 38 Unexcused Absences • 23 Uniform Ordering • 44

V
Vacation Permission Form • 23 Vandalism • 31

W
Wigs • 45 William Randolph Hearst Fund for Minority Students • 55

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