Holliday C-2 Handbook
Holliday C-2 School Educational Philosophy
A philosophy of education is the foundation on which a school district is built and provides a guideline for determining the policies, rules, and regulations of the school district.
Recognizing each student as a unique individual, we believe that education should provide an opportunity for the maximum development of each individual within the limitations of his or her capacity. Through education, it is possible for the individual to discover and endeavor to achieve to the limits of his or her capacity.
We believe the center of the district's educational program is based on the development of competencies in the fundamentals of reading, oral and written communication, and mathematics.
It is the responsibility of the Holliday C-2 School District to provide an educational environment for children of the district, which will foster and accelerate their intellectual, physical, social, and career development.
In order for this to happen, the teachers, students and parents have to work together to fulfill their roles in the educational process. These roles are outlined below.
1. Provide opportunities for the students which will lead them towards becoming productive members of a democratic society.
2. Emphasize values which are important for an effective and satisfying personal/social life.
3. Create a learning situation in which individual motivation for learning is a stimulus for achievement.
4. Motivate students to achieve at their maximum level of achievement.
1. Come with a positive attitude and be ready to accept the learning opportunities provided.
2. Be prepared and bring all required materials.
3. Maintain an open mind and be respectful of others.
1. Establish a basic confidence in the school and impart that confidence to the students.
2. Encourage the students to give their best efforts to daily school responsibilities.
3. Keep the lines of communication open with the school administration/staff.
Students who are entering Kindergarten or first grade are encouraged to pre-register in the spring prior to the fall semester in which they begin attendance.
· Children entering kindergarten are required to be five years old before August 1st for the school year for which they are enrolling.
· Parents must bring birth certificates and immunization records in order to complete enrollment.
· If students are enrolling in the first grade and have not been enrolled in kindergarten the preceding year, they must present the birth certificates and immunization records at that time.
2nd Grade – 8th Grade
· Children applying for admission to grades two through eight on the basis of prior schooling will be placed at the grade level indicated on official records of the previous school. However, these records must be from a school that is state accredited, or a school accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting association. In the absence of appropriate records, a student may be temporarily placed according to grade cards or parent provided information.
· If records are not received within a reasonable time frame, the same procedures for non-accredited home schools will be used. The principal will evaluate all records of classes taken towards meeting the requirement of the Holliday C-2 School. Achievement test of Basic skills, MAP Test, or another appropriate achievement test will be administered for reading, mathematics, language, science and social students when previous instruction in the Holliday Schools has been provided in the curriculum. Students may be placed according to the results of these tests.
Other data from the unaccredited or home school may be used at the discretion of the principal in determining the best placement, such as: previous grades, curriculum guides, logs of student learning, activities in each subject, records of time spent on instruction, student portfolios, and other information.
In no case will a student be placed a grade ahead of where he would have been placed had he attended the Holliday C-2 School since grade one. The student will not be placed permanently in a grade of study until the appropriate staff members can evaluate the student.
To participate in the Graduation Ceremony, students must attend at least one full semester immediately preceding graduation if they come in under this policy.
The decision of the principal regarding student placement may be appealed to the Board of Education.
Students who graduate from the Holliday C-2 School may choose to attend school in any of the neighboring high schools. Students who move into our districts must establish residency in our district. Once residency has been established, our district will pay tuition to the other districts mentioned above. Requirements for residency are available upon request from the Superintendent’s office.
Specific records are kept on each student. There are four different records, which parents may need to refer to at some time during the year. Parent should simply call the school and request the information or ask for an appointment with the teacher. The records include the student’s permanent academic record, daily grades, attendance record, and lunch or library fees.
Annual Notification of Directory Information:
ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE: It is very important that every student maintain an up-to-date address and telephone number/emergency contact number at the school office. Please notify the school immediately if you have a change of address or telephone number during the school year.
ENROLLMENT/WITHDRAWAL: Enrollment and withdrawal of students is handled through the central office. Teachers will be informed of intentions of parents/guardians and needs of the students. Transfer of record forms may be signed at this time.
INSURANCE: Students will be given information concerning individual health/accident insurance at the beginning of the school year or when they enroll. It is up to the parents to decide if further insurance is needed. The school is not responsible for accidents incurred during the daily school routine.
Arrival & Dismissal
School starts at 8:00 a.m. and is dismissed at 3:30 p.m. Students should not arrive at school before 7:30 a.m., as there is no formal supervision until that time. Students shall enter the building or remain at the front of the building at the time of arrival.
Students are expected to leave promptly for home upon dismissal unless staying for tutoring, clubs, or student activities. If parents/guardians need extra time before securing the child, notice needs to go through the office. Please establish a certain method of getting home each afternoon that each child will normally follow. The classroom teacher will expect each child to use the normal method of getting home each day, unless notified otherwise. Changes to the student’s normal routine of bus riding or walking must have a note or phone call from the parents. Students riding the bus to another student’s house must have a bus pass from the office.
Bus riders will be loaded first and dismissed before walkers/car riders are dismissed. Parents picking up their child should wait until the buses leave before pulling up to the loading area.
Weather dismissal/early out days
Weather related information concerning school closing or early dismissal will be broadcast on the following stations as early as possible:
· Moberly Radio Stations KWIX and KRES • Channel 8 News KOMU
· Channel 7 News KHQA
All parents should prepare a plan with their children in the event of an early dismissal. This plan should be reviewed regularly. Parents may wish to notify the classroom teacher in writing of this plan. A form will be sent at the start of the year for this purpose.
Visitors: All visitors are required to report to the school office upon entering the building. Parents are welcome and encouraged to visit the school; however, notice to the office and/or the teacher is required, and a must for the sake of safety of all the students. Any individual/parent who does not have permission to go into a classroom will be asked to leave and the sheriff will be called.
Loitering: Students should leave the school or school grounds promptly after classes or activities are dismissed. There is to be no loitering before school, between classes, or after school. Non-students are not permitted on campus at any time unless they have been registered as official guests through the main office or upon invitation to the public to attend an activity on campus.
Non-Custodial Securing of Student: Students will not be released to non-custodial parents without direct contact to the office by the custodial parent. Copies of custody papers should be on file with the office to clarify any situation that might arise and place a student/s in danger.
Leaving Campus: Students are not allowed to leave the campus during school hours or prior to the beginning of school without the knowledge and consent of their teacher. All parents will be expected to sign their child out/in on the office book. It is preferred that an adult accompany the student/s.
Outgoing calls: Student telephone use is for EMERGENCY situations only.
Incoming calls: Emergency calls and important messages will be delivered at once. Non-emergency calls will be delivered at 2:30. Please call before 2:30 if you want a message delivered to your child.
Personal Property: The district discourages students bringing items of value from home unless it is for a school project and they have permission from their teacher/office. Important items can be held in the office for the student until needed. Trading cards, toys, playground equipment, and valuables of any kind should be left at home.
School Supplies: Each teacher will furnish students with an exact list of supplies needed for the school year. The office should have copies of the supplies for each classroom.
Lost and Found: any articles will be turned into the school office.
Students who are tardy or have been absent should report to the office before attending any classes. All students must BRING A NOTE FROM THEIR PARENTS indicating the reason for the absence/tardiness. The office will issue a written admit slip marked excused or unexcused absence. All work missed will be made up. Late work will have 10% taken off per day that it is late.
The only excused reasons for being absent or tardy are the following:
1. Sickness of the pupil
2. Poor weather conditions: snow, ice, etc.
3. Death in the family
4. Pupil’s own dental or doctor appointment
5. Emergency situations (must be approved by the principal or superintendent in advance)
6. Religious Observances
7. School sponsored activities
8. Parents can certify, by note or phone call, that they were aware of the absence of their child up to 10 days per year. (For example, family trip, working, sickness not requiring a doctor’s visit.)
STUDENTS WHO DO NOT BRING A NOTE OR HAVE A PARENT CALL PRIOR TO THE TIME THEY ARE ADMITTED TO SCHOOL ON THE DAY THEY RETURN (8:00 AM) WILL MISS RECESS.
Hours and minutes missed toward instruction can never really be made up! Don’t miss out—attend regularly!!!!
Almost Perfect Attendance: The Holliday C-2 School wants to reward almost perfect attendance on a regular basis. Almost perfect attendance for each quarter and for the school year will be reported to the School Board, posted on the bulletin board, reported in the local paper, and observed during a school assembly.
The Honor Roll is a special recognition for academic achievement. Honor Roll will recognize students in grades 5-8. Honor Roll will be reported to the School Board, posted on the bulletin board, reported in the local paper, and observed during a school assembly. The Honor roll will be figured in the following way:
“A” Honor Roll—all academic grades must be an A or A- except one score which may be a “B+”. More than one B+ or a grade lower than B+ will not allow the student to be on the Honor Roll.
“B” Honor Roll—all academic grades must be a “B-” or better, except one score which may be a “C+”. More than one “C+” or a grade lower than “C+” will not allow a student to be on the Honor Roll.
Grades of “B” or “Satisfactory” in certain curriculum areas are required to be on the Honor Roll. However, an “Unsatisfactory” may be allowed if the student does not have a grade lower than “A” for the “A Honor Roll” or “B-” for the “B Honor Roll”.
HOLLIDAY C-2 GRADING SCALE
100-97---A 92-90---B+ 82-79---C+ 69-67---D+ 59-0---F
96-93---A- 89-86---B 78-74---C 66-63---D
85-83---B- 73-70---C- 62-60---D-
Grading for specials such as Library, PE, Art and Music will be recorded as S for Satisfactory and U for Unsatisfactory.
Homework is so very important!! It provides practice and drill that reinforces classroom learning and can provide opportunities for independent study, research, and creative thinking. Parents can help their children by arranging a quiet, comfortable place for the students to work and by seeing that the assignments are completed.
Make-up work when a student has an excused absence will be handled in this manner:
· Report Cards will be issued every nine weeks
· In addition to these quarterly reports, mid-quarter reports are sent to all parents to let them know of their child’s progress
· If any parent has questions regarding the nature of a student’s work, they are welcome to come to school and talk the matter over with the respective teacher. An appointment for this would be appreciated.
ATHLETIC/EXTRA CURRICULAR ELIGIBILITY
The Missouri State High School Activities Association sets minimum standards for athletic/extra curricular eligibility. At Holliday there are two basic requirements:
PROMOTIONS AND RETENTIONS
Promotions and retentions are based on an evaluation of academic, physical, social, and emotional growth. The primary reasons for considering retention are:
Parents can assume their child will be promoted unless the alternative of retention has been discussed by the end of the 1st semester. All effort will be made to assist the child and parent, including diagnostic testing, teacher aides, Title I program, before and/or after school tutoring.
General Promotion and Retention Requirements (See specific guidelines in office)
1. Students will be promoted to the next grade level if they are meeting grade level expectations as identified by local and State Department of Education core subject objectives.
2. A list of those students who are not meeting grade level objectives in reading, language arts or mathematics will be given to the building principal by the October, January and March reporting periods. With respect to any student who is reported as not meeting grade level objectives in reading, language arts or mathematics:
a. The teacher, principal and counselor will meet to review the student's academic record, current test scores and work samples.
b. The parent/guardian will be notified as soon after the review as possible that retention is being considered. The parent/guardian will be informed that the student is not meeting grade level objectives and will be retained in the same grade unless there is strong and positive improvement in the student's work.
c. An academic program including remediation will be offered the student.
3. In recommending promotion or retention, these factors will be considered:
a. Academic achievement in all subject areas, especially attainment of grade level objectives, as determined by tests, teacher assignment, and work samples.
b. Chronological age.
c. Study Habits.
e. Social and emotional maturity.
f. State-mandated retention requirements for primary/middle school students.
4. The decision for retention will be made by the principal and the classroom teacher in accordance with the above-referenced factors, and written notification of retention will be sent to the parent/guardian
Third Grade Students
Third grade students who cannot demonstrate a reading level at or above the third grade level will be administered a reading assessment within forty-five (45) days of the end of their third grade year.
If this assessment reflects that the student is reading below the second grade level, the District will design and implement a reading improvement plan for the student’s fourth grade year. The reading improvement plan must include a minimum of thirty (30) hours of additional reading instruction or practice outside the regular school day during the fourth grade year. In addition, the District may require the student to attend summer school for reading instruction as a condition of promotion to the fourth grade.
Fourth Grade Students with Reading Improvement Plans
Within forty-five (45) days of the conclusion of the fourth grade year, the District shall administer another reading assessment to those fourth grade students for whom reading improvement plans had been designed.
If this assessment reveals that the student is reading below a third grade level, the student shall be required to attend summer school to receive supplemental reading instruction. At the conclusion of summer school, the student shall be given another reading assessment. If the student is still reading below third grade level, the student shall not be promoted to fifth grade.
Students shall not be retained more than once on the basis of their inability to satisfy the third grade or fourth grade reading standards. However, the District may, at its discretion, retain any student with a reading improvement plan who has not completed summer school for supplemental reading instruction.
Fifth and Sixth Grade Students
The reading assessment process shall be repeated on a yearly basis through the end of students’ sixth grade years, accompanied by a corresponding increase in the required reading level.
The reading assessment process will also be applied to students who initially enter the District in grades four, five or six and who have been determined to be reading below grade level.
The permanent record of students who are determined to be reading below the fifth grade level at the end of the sixth grade shall carry a notation stating that the student has been unable to meet the minimal reading standards. That notation will be removed from the student’s record once the District determines that he or she has met the standards.
The following students are exempt from the reading assessments:
1. Students receiving special education services under an Individualized Education Program (IEP) pursuant to §162.670, RSMo.
2. Students who are receiving special education services pursuant to Section 504 whose service plan includes an element addressing reading.
3. Students who have limited English proficiency.
4. Students who have insufficient cognitive ability to meet the reading requirements. However, a reading improvement plan shall be provided for these students in accordance with law.
Appeal of Retention Decisions
Parents/guardians who wish to appeal a decision regarding a student’s retention must first contact the building principal. If parents/guardians do not accept the decision at the building level, an appeal may be made in writing to the Superintendent. All appeals must be requested within two (2) weeks after the close of school.
The Holliday C-2 School furnishes free textbooks to all students. These books will be issued to each student through their classroom teachers when school starts in the fall. They are collected at the end of each school year. While the books are in the student’s possession, they are responsible for them. If for any reason the books are misplaced, defaced, or written in without permission, students will be expected to make payment for the loss or damage. It is very important that students take good care of the books. This includes all library books as well.
Students are allowed to use the library during school hours with the permission of their classroom teachers. The library will also be opened in the morning from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., and in the afternoon after 3:30 p.m. by appointment. The library is used to read, check out books, return books, do reference work for special projects, or utilize the computers. Resources may be checked out two weeks at a time. Lost or damaged books must be paid for through the office.
Books can be checked out for two weeks and be renewed. A student may not have more than four (4) books out at one time. Students who do not return their books will not be allowed to check out additional books.
Computer Use: Several computers are available for use through the library. Students and parents will be expected to sign “Use” forms guaranteeing specific use only for the “internet.” Computers are for students and staff use, but are not private machines. Computers may be checked at any time by staff.
Adult Use: Any community member may use the library after school hours by registering in the office and by following general school use policy. If several adults wish to form a time for library use or classes, they may contact the office for arrangements. Students need to know that seeking knowledge is a lifelong goal and seeing friends and relatives interested in learning something new is an encouragement to all of them.
Book Reports: Book
reports will be handled through the school librarian. Rewards throughout
the year and at the end of the year will be issued as incentives to the
students. At the end of each quarter, a
variety of prizes or filed trips will be available for every student who has ALL
required number of book reports/test for the
Scholastic Book Fairs are available during the school year to add additional books to the school library and provide books to the public at a reasonable cost.
Students in Second Grade through Eighth Grade are asked to take a quiz on Scholastic Reading Counts or WRITE a SUMMARY of their story. The books marked with the red tape are books that have a quiz installed in the system. Students know how to take quizzes and should remember to take quizzes on books at their reading level. Teachers are required to keep track of book reports and report them on the grade card and permanent record.
In our nation, obesity is on the rise; Type II diabetes (previously called ‘adult-onset’ diabetes) is occurring among pre-adolescents. These, and many illnesses normally associated with aging, can be avoided or minimized by maintaining an active lifestyle as we age. Success in physical education is guaranteed if your child:
· Comes to class dressed to participate in activity
· Cooperates with teacher and classmates
Appropriate clothing for physical activity is necessary. Please be sure that on PE days your child has:
1. ATHLETIC SHOES – For Physical Education and while playing at recess, your child’s shoes should allow for safe movement. NO backless tennis shoes, NO boots, NO high-heeled shoes, NO dress shoes, NO loafers, NO sandals, NO crocs … they just aren’t safe for running and therefore aren’t acceptable for PE class. If remembering is a problem, you might send a pair of tennis shoes & socks for your child to keep at school.
2. CLOTHES TO RUN & TUMBLE IN – Physical Education is an outside activity, so clothes get dirty and grass-stained as we play and learn. We also bend and stretch, so be sure clothes accommodate movement.
3. LAYERS OF CLOTHING FOR COLD/COOL DAYS – sweatshirts are great! Even on days when a winter coat is needed during INACTIVITY, children may get very hot and need a lighter garment such as a long-sleeved, hooded sweatshirt when they participate in outdoor PE. A short-sleeved tee-shirt is good for days when weather forces us to stay inside for PE because the auditorium gets very hot!
If possible, you might send a hooded sweatshirt for your child to keep at school for PE on cold/cool days.
In case of emergency, each student is required to have on file in the school office the following information:
Illness or Injury:
In case of illness or injury, a member of the staff will care for the students temporarily. School personnel will render first aid treatment only. If emergency medical treatment is necessary, an attempt will be made to contact parent/guardians or a relative/neighbor. If staff feels it is necessary, the student will be sent to the nearest hospital/clinic as needed (parents sign form). A registered nurse is on staff one morning a week at the school as well as available through the Monroe County Department of Health for consultation daily.
The Missouri General Assembly recently broadened the Immunization requirements for school entry.
Medications: We encourage medicines to be GIVEN AT HOME and will only give them at school when prescribed by a doctor. If the medicine is to be given 3 times a day, it should be given before school, after the child gets home from school in the afternoon and at bedtime. If the medicine is to be given 2 times a day, it can be given in the morning before school and at bedtime. If a student must bring medications to school, the following guidelines must be met:
In order to ensure the health and well being of all of the students / staff, it is requested that all children be kept home if they have a contagious illness. Below is a list of symptoms which would constitute keeping a child at home. If a child develops any of the below symptoms while at school, the parent/guardian will be contacted to come pick him/her up.
1. Fever: if a child has a temperature of 100.0 or above they could possibly be contagious. A child is to be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school.
2. Vomiting/Diarrhea: if a child vomits or has diarrhea they need to wait 24 hours from the last time they had the symptoms before returning to school.
No pupil shall attend school while afflicted with any communicable disease or while liable to transmit such a disease after having been exposed to the same. The Board of Education refuses to pay any medical bills presented for pupil injuries sustained while at school. Student insurance is made available for all students of the district.
167.191. Children with contagious diseases not to attend school—it is unlawful for any child to attend any of the public schools of this state while afflicted with any contagious or infectious disease, or while liable to transmit such disease after having been exposed to it. For the purpose of determining the diseased condition, or the liability of transmitting the disease, the teacher or Board of Directors may require any child to be examined by a physician, and exclude the child from school so long as there is any liability of such disease being transmitted by the pupil. If the parent or guardian refuses to have an examination made by a physician at the request of the teacher or Board of Directors, the teacher or Board of Directors may exclude the child from school. Any parent or guardian who persists in sending a child to school, after having been examined as provided by this section, and found to be afflicted with any contagious or infectious disease, or liable to transmit the disease, or refuses to have the child examined as herein provided, is guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine or not more than five or not less than one hundred dollars.
Head Lice: The school nurse, principal, or his designee shall periodically check students for head lice. Any time lice or nits are found, the student will be sent home for treatment. The nurse or principal will make a written report of the incident. Excessive incidents will be reported to the Division of Family Services and the Monroe County Health Department regarding possible child neglect. After the child has been treated, he may return to school.
Upon re-inspection, if lice or nits are found again, the above procedure will be followed. The written report will list all the dates that the student has been inspected and the outcome of the inspections. By having this information, the Division of Family Services and the health department can make a determination as to whether the student is being neglected by the parents.
The school board will be kept informed as to the extent of the problem.
Reporting Child Abuse or Neglect:
The Board of Education requires its staff members to comply with the state child abuse and neglect laws and the mandatory reporting of suspected neglect and/or abuse. Any school official or employee who know or has reasonable cause to suspect that a child has been subjected to abuse or neglect, or who observes the child being subjected to conditions or circumstances which would reasonably result in abuse or neglect, will immediately report or cause a report to be made to the building principal, or his or her designee, who will then become responsible for making a report via the Child Abuse hotline (1-800-392-3738) to the Missouri Division of Family Services (DFS), as required by law.
The school, as a mandated reporter, will be entitled upon request to the local DFS office or to the social worker completing the investigation to information of the general disposition of the report. The information should be shared with the staff member who originated the report, but should not be released to anyone else without written authorization from DFS. Parents/Guardians should be referred to the DFS records after the investigation is completed, except that the identity of the reporter is not released.
Safety Drills are conducted periodically throughout the year.
Emergency procedures are detailed in the School Crisis Management Plan. A short version is described below. Each teacher will explain to the students the procedures to be followed.
Fire Drills: Students and personnel in the main building exit through the nearest door depending on the location of the fire/smoke and proceed to the ball field. Modular building student/personnel exit through classroom doors and proceed to the ball field.
Tornado Drills: All grades will go to the basement of the main building. The students will kneel, facing the wall, and put their heads down with hands placed over their heads.
Earthquake Drills: Grades K-8 will drop and get under their desks until the initial shock is over. Children and teachers will evacuate the building through the northeast door or the west door, depending on damages. Everyone will meet on the playground and ball field.
Intruder Drills (lockdown): Grades K-8, students and teachers will go to the nearest classroom. Teachers will lock classroom doors, close classroom windows and shades, and remain calm until the all clear is announced.
*Teachers are asked to bring an attendance list and take attendance during each drill/actual instance.
*The Administrator or Administrative Assistant will shut off electricity, gas, and water (as needed) in case of an emergency. All emergency warning will be given from the office.
School Bus Rules
School Bus Discipline
Any student who does not obey the driver promptly or breaks any of the School Bus Rules will be reported to the Principal with a signed statement from the driver and the parents will be notified of the misconduct.
Breaking any of the school Bus Rules may necessitate the writing of a Bus Incident Report:
1st offense—Parent notified.
2nd offense—Parent notified and 2 weeks in front seat.
3rd offense—Parent notified and 3 weeks in front seat.
4th offense—Parent notified and 5 days off the bus and 5 days loss of *recess.
5th offense—Parent notified and 10 days off the bus and 10 days loss of *recess.
6th offense—Parent notified and 15 days off the bus and 15 days loss of *recess.
7th offense—Parent notified and 20 days off the bus and 20 days loss of *recess.
8th offense—Parent notified and 25 days off the bus and 25 days loss of *recess.
9th offense—Parent notified and the child will be off the bus indefinitely.
*RECESS: Students will be allowed to walk the lines on the playground to get exercise but loose the right to choose to play during that time.
Note: Fighting or other severe infractions may necessitate automatic suspensions from riding the bus or suspensions from school.
School Bus Safety Guidelines: Please discuss these rules with your children!
Food Service/School Lunch and Breakfast Program
Free and reduced price meals are available for anyone who qualifies according to Federal Guidelines. Money comes back to the school from the Federal Government (your taxes) for these meals. If you think you might qualify, fill out the forms provided through the school office.
Breakfast will be served each morning from 7:45 a.m. until 8:00 a.m. Children may eat until 8:00 a.m. Pre-School eats from 8:30-9:00. Breakfast prices: $1.25.
Lunch will be served starting as 11:45 a.m. Pre-School eats from 11:30 – 12:00 (30 minutes). Student’s grades K-8 will eat from 12:00-12:30 (30 minutes). Lunch price: $1.75.
Extra Milk & Juice will be available for an additional 30 cents.
Parents/Guardians are welcome to join the students periodically. Let the kitchen know one day in advance. Adult Price: $2.00
Teachers will accompany and supervise students in the lunch lines. Personnel will supervise students as they eat.
Procedures for Payment: The student will bring the payment to school in an envelope with their name on it. Homeroom teachers will collect these and forward to the office. A receipt will be given to the student.
Lunch bills should be kept up to date and paid in advance.
No student may charge meals or extra milk. Students must pay for extra milk or juice at the time they receive it. The Secretary keeps a daily record of lunch totals for each student as the student passes through the lunch line. If a parent has a question, please feel free to call the office.
Lunch prices for 5 days = full price $8.75, reduced price $2.00
Breakfast prices for 5 days = full price $6.25, reduced $1.50
Please plan to pay for lunches in advance. If your child is absent you will then have a credit for the next week. Students who do not have a credit will be asked to bring their lunch or be given a peanut butter sandwich and milk.
The cooks determine the daily menu for the school lunch program with input from the students, (surveys/suggestions/best liked meals). The menu is posted in advance on the main school bulletin board and on the kitchen door, published in the school newsletter, as well as the Appeal. The school is participating in the Nutri-Kids Nutrition programs to encourage healthy meals and eating habits. The cook reserves the right to change the menu as needed.
If your child requires a special diet, the cooks need medical documentation in order to provide for their dietary needs. The doctor needs to provide a medical reason for the altered diet and specific instructions. The office has forms that can be used for this purpose upon request.
Lunch from Home:
Students bringing lunches from home are not to be opening them on the buses or in classrooms. In addition, students are not to share any items from their home lunches with other children. Lunches should be packed to keep them warm or cold as needed. Students will not be allowed to use the microwave or refrigerator.
Rules for General Behavior:
The behavior expected from students at school is a combination of common courtesy and safety considerations. There are only a few special areas that require the application of very specific rules. The following types of conduct are never acceptable:
3. The use of profanity
4. Refusal to prepare assignments or to participate in class
5. Possession of tobacco,
6. Possession of any controlled substance
7. Possession of a weapon or other dangerous objects,
*The Student Discipline Policy is included in the Student Handbook.
Times of Concern for the Student:
There exists in the lives of most students times when things just don’t go well. The student may have worries concerning school or home situations that he/she does not feel comfortable with. The district has on staff, a school counselor who not only provides lessons on the Missouri Guidance Program to the classes, but is also available to the student for private counseling and advice. These sessions are confidential unless there is a direct safety concern for the student. Students need only to request assistance through their teachers, the Principal, or the Counselor directly and private sessions will be scheduled as soon as possible.
Specific study skills and techniques can make learning easier and more enjoyable. The following are student guidelines for achieving good study habits:
Helpful Parenting Tips
Celebrate all gains, not just high marks, whether with high fives for an improved mark in spelling, or an ice cream sundae for finishing a major book report. Sometimes you have to look for successes, but they are there. Focus on your child’s strengths.
Be a Good Listener:
To learn how your child is really doing in school and her/his true feeling, but be sure to converse with your child and do not interrogate. Instead of asking, “How was your day?” ask questions that require a detailed answer, such as “what was the best part of your day today?” Then be there to listen!
Be a Model:
Actively show the value of learning to your child. Do your children see you reading, writing and using numerical skills? If we want them to believe these things are important, we have to walk the walk. Make trips to the library and bookstore as a regular part of your routine. Be sure to set aside time for reading and writing during the summer, too. Perhaps your child could even keep a journal of summertime experiences.
In order to learn, children must believe that they can. The feedback they get from teachers is significant, but parents are the most important adults in children’s lives. Whatever you say or do about your child’s abilities as a learner affects your child’s opinion of himself/herself.
Create a work schedule with your child, and encourage him/her to write assignments on a calendar or agenda book. If your child has an assignment that seems overwhelming-perhaps a speech or science project-help him/her break it down into manageable chunks and write those in the agenda.
Give Them Free Time:
Don’t overload your child’s schedule so that he/she is rushing from piano to swimming to ballet with no time to spend playing with a friend, or to sit and read. Your child should have a balance in her/his life.
To help develop a successful approach to homework, try these pointers:
1. Create a quiet area with no distractions.
2. Sit down next to your child, offer support but don’t do their work for them.
backpack to protect it.
4. Praise your child for a job well done!!
To help out at homework time, set up a centralized homework station stocked with paper, glue, and crayons. For older kids you may want to have a dictionary, thesaurus, or other items form their school list.
Never compare a child to yourself or a sibling. Telling them you or their brother/sister did this in school or that in school just makes them feel worse about themselves. Try to praise them for what they do and don’t compare them to you or a sibling.
Test Grades: Remember that even the best test is just a snapshot of your child at one particular point in time. It’s not the whole picture. Success in life is dependent on many qualities that can’t be tested, including creativity, determination, ambition and luck.
The Teacher is on Your Side:
Don’t just meet your child’s teacher. Get to know her/him. How can you and she/he successfully team up to help your child have a great school year? If a problem arises, talk to the teacher right away. Be sure to keep up with what’s going on at school by reading all of the notes and newsletters that get sent home. (You may have to dig through your child’s backpack to find them!)
Every parent has the right to inquire as to whether or not their child’s teacher, administrator, or paraprofessional (teacher’s assistant) has been properly certified before being hired by the Holliday C-2 School.
Holliday C-2 School has several activities in which students can become involved. Many of these are relatively new activities thanks to the time and effort of the staff and local Board of Education through the Career Ladder program. Others are part of the instruction program and involve several different disciplines.
Knowing the “seeing and doing” can be a strong guarantee for obtaining knowledge, the district has prioritized activities of a field trip nature for the students throughout the year, not just at the end of the school year. Music promotes the participation the Music Festival Choir for grades 6-8. General studies may result in walks to “Rocky Hollow” or a trip to explore the stream running under the covered bridge. Trips to zoos, museums, Clarence Cannon Dam, etc. are all intermittently incorporated into the overall instructional program and offer a broader picture to all of the students.
Students in grades 7-8 can voluntarily participate in “yearbook club” where they work year long on picture taking, journaling activities, and compilation of an actual yearbook.
Fab Four is a club for students in grades 6-8 who have high academics (A or B Honor Roll), good attendance (95% or better), good character (no discipline incidents of ISS or OSS), and mentoring (tutoring or volunteering fro 30 hours or more). Fab Four members are rewarded with fun activities and a savings bond. Other clubs may be made available to the students.
As a member
of the Missouri State High School Activities Association, Holliday C-2 has
1. Students will be dismissed from classes to attend practices and games. They will be able to make up lost classroom time.
2. Students will remain in the classroom until the office calls for their release and their supervising teacher has dismissed them.
3. Parents must sign students out in the office, and students will meet their parents in the office.
4. Students need to provide a list of parents/people who are allowed to transport them to sports related practices/activities. A blanket note for the sport season listing any parent or their designee will work. If plans change, a phone call or a note is needed.
5. Teachers may make students participating in sports stay in during privilege time if late work becomes a habit and prior contact with the parents has been made.
6. Students will not be dismissed from classes to change clothes. Students may change clothes at lunch, recess, privilege time or when parents have arrived to pick them up.
7. It is the responsibility of the parents to provide all transportation to and from practices and games.
8. Students are prohibited from asking school employees for rides.
Assemblies: Assemblies are planned periodically as special events on the school calendar. Some typical assembly themes include athletics, cultural presentations, and professional speakers. These assemblies are part of the instructional curriculum and attendance by the students is required. Other assemblies are locally contrived and presented by classes for other classes. These too are encouraged as part of communication arts standards.
Classroom Parties / Student Birthdays:
Three major classroom parties are held to celebrate Halloween, Christmas Season, and Valentines’ Day. Room parents volunteer through the PTO for the parties. For birthdays, treats may be brought in after the dates and times are scheduled with the teacher. It is requested that treats be limited to snack and juice/drink Snacks must meet the nutrition guidelines. See list for suggestions: fruit, crackers, cheese, vegetables, juice, etc.
Christmas Season Program:
The Holliday C-2 Music Department traditionally presents a Christmas Season Program prior to the winter vacation in December. Students may participate in some manner, and the public is welcome to attend. PTO invites adults to bring homemade candies and goodies to pass around after the performance.
Rules for School Dances
COMMUNITY / PARENT INVOLVEMENT
PARENTS AS TEACHERS:
The “Parents as Teachers Program”
is an exemplary and award winning program in the State of
The Holliday C-2 District publishes a newsletter. Technology use and capabilities have allowed this and students reap the benefit by writing articles for the publication. Holliday Happenings, is published once a month, during the school year, and mailed to all patrons within the district.
Other news of student happenings may be found in the Moberly and Paris newspapers. The Holliday C-2 School web page has a showcase of student work.
P.T.O. / PARENTS, TEACHERS, AND OTHERS:
This organization is a strong force within the community and is involved in many activities: Halloween Party, Christmas Party, Valentine’s Party. No matter the reason, if money is earned it is given back to the students in some manner (bus trip expenses, music festival expenses, or particular PTO projects). All in the community are welcome and needed.
The following are desirable standards of conduct in the classroom:
1. Students should be in their seats shortly after they enter the room.
2. Conversation by students should stop immediately.
3. Students should have necessary books and materials ready.
4. Students should help maintain a neat and clean room.
5. Students should not move about the room unnecessarily.
6. Students are not to leave the classroom without permission from their teacher.
The Holliday C-2 School encourages all students to dress in a manner reflecting good taste and an appropriate style for school attendance. It is expected that student dress will not disrupt the educational process nor constitute a health or safety hazard or violate district policy.
Recognizing that some students may abuse dress privileges, the following limitations are examples of dress restrictions that will be enforced. Administration has final say on appropriate dress and attire.
· Halter-tops, backless clothing, see-through garments or bare-midriffs are not allowed.
· Shorts, dresses, skirts, and skorts are expected to be appropriate in length (mid-thigh or longer) at school.
· Hats, headbands, head coverings, sunglasses, and bandanas are not allowed.
· “Sagging” is not allowed. Pants must cover undergarments at all times.
· Clothing or jewelry with inappropriate or suggestive language, phrases, pictures or clothing with dual meanings or innuendoes is not allowed.
· Clothing advertising alcohol, tobacco products, illegal drugs, or drug paraphernalia is not allowed.
· Jewelry and chains that are distracting or dangerous are not allowed.
· “Spaghetti” strap or tank top shirts are not allowed unless worn with a sleeved or sleeveless shirt. Tops that hang excessively low below the neck or underarms or have open shoulders will be considered tank tops. Tops that do not hang excessively low will be considered appropriate sleeveless tops.
· Teachers may require students to adjust hair, clothing or both if needed for the specific activity according to the needs of the class.
· Any disruptive type of dress or grooming will not be permitted.
· No flip-flops, high-heels, or platform shoes. Students should wear or bring shoes that allow them to play freely and safely at recess.
Weather permitting; students are given two outdoor recesses per full school day. Temperature and wind chill factors will be taken into account when canceling recess on very cold days. Students should always come to school prepared to go outside and dressed properly. All students will be expected to go outside unless there is a medical, academic, or disciplinary reason.
On bad weather days, students will likely have supervised free time within the building. School staff supervises recess.
Students must wait in their classroom for the aides to call the classroom before going out to recess. Recess dismissal will follow the lunch dismissal schedule for classes.
After the whistle blows, students must line up by class at their assigned door. The teacher/aide on duty will send students in one class at a time.
General Playground Rules:
1. The teachers/aides on duty may, at their discretion, adapt the rules to a particular circumstance without argument or discussion from students.
2. Students must go outside unless they have a note from home or permission from the teacher.
3. Unless students have permission from the teacher on duty, coats must be worn when the temperature is 50 degrees or below.
4. No student may come back into the building without getting permission from the teacher on duty.
5. Students must stay behind the school during recess unless they have permission from the teacher.
6. Students may not go beyond the first field (softball field) unless they have permission from the teacher on duty.
7. All equipment must be brought in after every recess.
8. No gymnastics, play fighting, rough-housing, or using sticks.
9. No play weapons may be brought outside to use during recess.
10. NO FOUL LANGUAGE.
11. No climbing in trees or on fences.
Swing, Slide & Jungle Gym
1. One person per swing
2. No jumping out.
3. No standing in swings.
4. No twisting chains
5. No walking or crawling up the slides.
6. No standing on top of the jungle gym.
1. No softballs may be thrown
2. No kicking balls on the blacktop.
3. No hanging on the basketball rim or net.
4. No jumping to touch the awning.
1. NO PLAYING ON THE BALL FIELD WHEN IT’S WET!
2. When playing softball, the batting team must be behind the backstop except for the batter and player on deck.
3. No kicking balls over the cage.
4. When playing football, only touch, not tackle may be played.
Consequences for breaking recess rules:
Recess misbehavior will be dealt with in one of the following ways, depending on the severity of the misbehavior and number of previous offenses:
1. Loss of one or more recesses
2. After school detentions
3. In-school suspensions
Elementary Discipline Policy
The Board of Education, administration, and faculty of the Holliday District have the responsibility to provide an environment conducive to the learning process. While there are many factors which affect the learning environment, perhaps the most harmful are the problems that result from inappropriate behavior and lack of consistent and effective disciplinary response to this inappropriate behavior.
NOTE: All teachers, staff and administration have the same authority to enforce the procedures set forth in this handbook, regardless of whether a student has them as a teacher or not. Our aim is to provide the best possible education and to maintain an environment conducive for that education.
All students will have all rights of due process as outlined in the board policy whenever their misbehavior results in disciplinary action. Briefly, those rights are as follows:
There shall be no appeal from a principal’s decision in disciplinary matters unless suspension is involved or unless the decision can be proven to be arbitrary and grossly unfair. Any suspension by a principal shall be immediately reported to the superintendent who may revoke the suspension at any time. In the event of an appeal to the board, the superintendent shall promptly transmit a full report in writing of the facts relating to the suspension, action taken and the reasons for them. The board, upon request, shall grant a hearing to the appealing party. Only in the event of a suspension for more than ten (10) days may a pupil request that the suspension be stayed until the board renders its decision. The request shall be honored unless in the judgment of the superintendent of schools the student’s presence poses a continuing danger to persons or property or an ongoing threat of disrupting the academic process, in which case the pupil may be immediately removed from school and the notice and hearing shall follow as soon as practicable.
In-School Suspension (ISS)
Parents will be notified on every infraction. This type of punishment is used at the discretion of the principal. The principal will attempt to contact the parent within 24 business day hours.
Out-of-School Suspension (
Parents will be notified on every infraction. The principal will attempt to contact the parent within 24 business day hours. Suspensions are serious and should not be taken lightly. Students suspended from school will NOT receive credit for missed assignments or tests. Students will not be allowed to participate or attend extracurricular activities during the suspension period. A student completing an OSS on Friday will not be allowed to attend or participate in any extracurricular activity that weekend but will have full rights restored to him/her upon the return to classes on Monday. Suspensions will be classified as either short-term suspensions – up to 10 days, which the principal may impose, or long-term suspensions – up to 90 days, which the superintendent may impose. The Board of Education may suspend from 180 to infinity (expulsion).
There may be situations which prior notice and hearing cannot be mandated. Those students whose presence pose a continuing danger to persons or property or are an ongoing threat of disrupting the academic process may be immediately removed from school. In these cases, the necessary notice and hearing should follow as soon as practicable following the suspension.
If a student’s behavior is severe enough and circumstances warrant, the principal may accelerate the discipline steps, suspend, or initiate an expulsion. In many cases, the consequences may be recorded in the student’s permanent record. Holliday C-2 attempts to follow all Federal and State laws, including the ‘Safe Schools Act,’ which take precedence over our school handbook and often mandates what consequences certain actions must have.
The following are descriptions of prohibited conduct as well as potential consequences for violation. In addition to the consequences specified here, school officials will notify law enforcement and document violations in the student's discipline file pursuant to law and Board policy.
offense – Detention, ISS, 1-180 days
Offense – 1-180 days
1st Offense – Principal/Student conference, detention,
in-school ISS, 1-180 days
2. Subsequent Offense – ISS, 1-180 days out-of-school suspension, or expulsion.
B. Assault- Attempting to kill or cause serious physical injury to another; killing or causing serious physical injury to another.
Offense – Suspension or revocation of parking privileges, detention,
ISS, or 1-10 days
b. Subsequent Offense – Revocation of parking privileges, detention, in-school suspension, or 1-180 days out-of-school suspension.
Offense – Detention, ISS, or 1-180 days
1st Offense – Nullification of forged document. Principal/Student conference, detention, ISS,
or 1-10 days
Subsequent Offense – Nullification of forged document. Detention, ISS, 1-180 days
a. Possession, sale, purchase or distribution of any over-the-counter drug, herbal preparation or imitation drug or herbal preparation.
1st Offense – ISS or
2. Subsequent Offense – 1-180 days
b. Possession of or attendance while under the influence of or soon after consuming any unauthorized prescription drug, alcohol, narcotic substance, unauthorized inhalants, counterfeit drugs, imitation controlled substances or drug-related paraphernalia, including controlled substances and illegal drugs defined as substances identified under schedules I, II, III, IV or V in section 202 of the Controlled Substances Act.
1st Offense – ISS,
2. Subsequent Offense – 1-180 days
c. Sale, purchase or distribution of any prescription drug, alcohol, narcotic substance, unauthorized inhalants, counterfeit drugs, imitation controlled substances or drug-related paraphernalia, including controlled substances and illegal drugs defined as substances identified under schedules I, II, III, IV or V in section 202 of the Controlled Substances Act.
1st Offense – 1-180
Subsequent Offense – 1-180 days
1st Offense – Principal/Student conference,
detention, ISS, or 1-10 days
Subsequent Offense - ISS, 1-180 days
Offense – Verbal warning, detention, ISS, 1-180 days
Subsequent Offense – Verbal warning, detention, ISS, 1-180
Offense – Restitution.
Principal/Student conference, detention, ISS, 1-180 days
Subsequent Offens – Restitution. ISS, 1-180 days
Offense – ISS or 1-180 days
Subsequent Offense – 1-180 days
a. Use of unwelcome verbal, written or symbolic language based on gender or of a sexual nature that has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with a student's educational environment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive educational environment. Examples of sexual harassment include, but are not limited to, sexual jokes or comments, requests for sexual favors and other unwelcome sexual advances.
Offense – Principal/Student conference, detention, ISS, 1-180 days
2. Subsequent Offense – ISS, 1-180 days
b. Unwelcome physical contact based on gender or of a sexual nature when such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with a student's educational performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive educational environment. Examples include, but are not limited to, touching or fondling of the genital areas, breasts or undergarments, regardless of whether or not the touching occurred through or under clothing.
1st Offense – ISS,
Subsequent Offense – 1-180 days
a. Attempting, regardless of success, to gain unauthorized access to a technology system or information; to use district technology to connect to other systems in evasion of the physical limitations of the remote system; to copy district files without authorization; to interfere with the ability of others to utilize district technology; to secure a higher level of privilege without authorization; to introduce computer "viruses," "hacking" tools, or other disruptive/destructive programs onto or using district technology; or to evade or disable a filtering/blocking device.
1st Offense – Restitution. Principal/Student
conference, loss of user privileges, detention, ISS, or 1-180 days
Subsequent Offense – Restitution. Loss of user privileges, 1-180 days
b. Violation other than those listed in "a," or of Board policy EHB and regulation EHB-R, administrative procedures or netiquette rules governing student use of district technology.
Offense – Restitution.
Principal/Student conference, detention, ISS, or 1-180 days
Subsequent Offense – Restitution. Loss of user privileges, 1-180 days
1st Offense – Return of or restitution for
property. Principal/Student conference,
detention, ISS, or 1-180 days
Subsequent Offense – Return of or restitution for
property. 1-180 days
Offense – Principal/Student conference, detention, ISS, 1-180 days
Subsequent Offense – ISS, 1-180 days
a. Possession of any tobacco products on school grounds, school transportation or at any school activity.
1. 1st Offense – Confiscation of tobacco product. Principal/Student conference,
detention, or ISS.
2. Subsequent Offense – Confiscation of tobacco product. Detention, ISS, or 1-
b. Use of any tobacco products on school grounds, school transportation or at any school activity.
1. 1st Offense – Confiscation of tobacco product. Principal/Student conference,
detention, ISS, or 1-3 days
2. Subsequent Offense – Confiscation of tobacco
product. ISS or 1-10 days
a. 1st Offense – Principal/Student conference, detention, or 1-3 days ISS.
1st Offense – Principal/Student conference,
detention, ISS, or 1-180 days
1st Offense – Restitution. Principal/Student conference, detention, ISS,
Subsequent Offense – Restitution. ISS, 1-180 days
a. Possession or use of any instrument or device, other than those defined in 18 U.S.C. § 921, 18 U.S.C. § 930(g)(2) or § 571.010, RSMo., which is customarily used for attack or defense against another person; any instrument or device used to inflict physical injury to another person.
1st Offense – ISS, 1-180 days
2. Subsequent Offense – 1-180 days
b. Possession or use of a firearm as defined in 18 U.S.C. § 921 or any instrument or device defined in § 571.010, RSMo., or any instrument or device defined as a dangerous weapon in 18 U.S.C. § 930(g)(2).
1. 1st Offense – One (1) calendar year suspension or expulsion, unless modified
by the Board upon recommendation by the superintendent.
2. Subsequent Offense – Expulsion.
Definitions of Assault
Verbal Assault---the intentional, direct use of profanity, obscenity, sexual statements, and/or threats in an abusive, derogatory manner.
a. 1st offense---office , ½ day of ISS
b. 2nd offense---office, 1 day of ISS
c. 3rd offense---office, 2 days of ISS
Simple Assault---an assault in which an attempt or offer, with force or violence, to do bodily harm to another was made.
a. 1st offense---office , ½ day of ISS
b. 2nd offense---office, 1 day of ISS
c. 3rd offense---office, 2 days of ISS
Fighting---engaging in a physical fight, accompanied by blows (hands-on others), irrespective of which participant is the aggressor.
a. 1st offense---1 day of ISS, parents and sheriff called.
b. 2nd offense----2 days of ISS, parents and sheriff called.
c. 3rd offense----Appear before the School Board for punishment, call parents and sheriff.
Aggravated Assault---attacking another person in any manner which reflects an intentional effort to use physical force or violence to do bodily harm to that person or to inflict serious injury on another. Such action may or may not involve the use of a weapon and includes sexual assault.
1st offense---3 days of ISS or
b. 2nd offense---Appear before the School Board, 5-10 or more days of OSS, call parents and sheriff.
c. 3rd offense---Appear before the School Board, 5-10 or more days of OSS, call parents and sheriff.
Report Threats against students, teachers or schools at the School Violence Hotline:
The Student Code of Conduct is designed to foster student responsibility, respect for others, and to provide for the orderly operation of district schools. No code can be expected to list each and every offense that may result in disciplinary action. However, it is the purpose of this code to list certain offenses which, if committed by a student, will result in the imposition of a certain disciplinary action. Any conduct not included herein, or an aggravated circumstance of any offense or an action involving a combination of offenses may result in disciplinary consequences that extend beyond this code of conduct as determined by the principal, superintendent and/or Board of Education. In extraordinary circumstances where the minimum consequence is judged by the superintendent or designee to be manifestly unfair or not in the interest of the district, the superintendent or designee may reduce the consequences listed in this policy, as allowed by law. This code includes, but is not necessarily limited to, acts of students on school property, including playgrounds, parking lots and school transportation, or at a school activity, whether on or off school property.
Reporting to Law Enforcement
It is the policy of the Holliday C-2 School District to report all crimes occurring on school grounds to law enforcement, including, but not limited to, the crimes the district is required to report in accordance with law.
The following acts, regardless of whether they are committed by juveniles or adults, are subject to this reporting requirement:
1. First or second degree murder under §§ 565.020, .021, RSMo.
2. Voluntary or involuntary manslaughter under § 565.024, RSMo.
3. Kidnapping under § 565.110, RSMo.
4. First, second or third degree assault under §§ 565.050, .060, .070, RSMo.
5. Sexual assault or deviate sexual assault under §§ 566.040, .070, RSMo.
6. Forcible rape or sodomy under §§ 566.030, .060, RSMo.
7. Burglary in the first or second degree under §§ 569.160, .170, RSMo.
8. Robbery in the first degree under § 569.020, RSMo.
9. Possession of a weapon under chapter 571, RSMo.
10. Distribution of drugs under §§ 195.211, .212, RSMo.
11. Arson in the first degree under § 569.040, RSMo.
12. Felonious restraint under § 565.120, RSMo.
13. Property damage in the first degree under § 569.100, RSMo.
14. Child molestation in the first degree pursuant to § 566.067, RSMo.
15. Sexual misconduct involving a child pursuant to § 566.083, RSMo.
16. Sexual abuse pursuant to § 566.100, RSMo.
The principal shall also notify the appropriate law enforcement agency and superintendent if a student is discovered to possess a controlled substance or weapon in violation of the district's policy.
In addition, the superintendent shall notify the appropriate division of the juvenile or family court upon suspension for more than ten (10) days or expulsion of any student who the district is aware is under the jurisdiction of the court.
Documentation in Student's Discipline Record
The principal, designee or other administrators or school staff will maintain all discipline records as deemed necessary for the orderly operation of the schools. In addition, any offense that constitutes a "serious violation of the district's discipline policy" must be documented in the student's discipline record in accordance with law. Policy JGF defines a "serious violation of the district's discipline policy" as one (1) or more of the following acts if committed by a student enrolled in the district:
1. Any act of school violence or violent behavior.
2. Any offense that occurs on school property, on school transportation or at any school activity and that is required by law to be reported to law enforcement officials.
3. Any offense that results in an out-of-school suspension for more than ten (10) school days.
Prohibition against Being on or near School Property during Suspension
All students who are suspended or expelled are prohibited from being on school property for any reason unless permission is granted by the superintendent or designee.
Any student who is suspended for any offenses listed in § 160.261, RSMo., or any act of violence or drug-related activity defined by policy JGF as a serious violation of school discipline shall not be allowed to be within 1,000 feet of any public school in the district unless one (1) of the following conditions exist:
1. The student is under the direct supervision of the student's parent, legal guardian or custodian.
2. The student is under the direct supervision of another adult designated by the student's parent, legal guardian or custodian, in advance, in writing, to the principal of the school that suspended the student.
3. The student is in an alternative school that is located within 1,000 feet of a public school in the district.
4. The student resides within 1,000 feet of a public school in the district and is on the property of his or her residence.
If a student violates this prohibition he or she may be suspended or expelled in accordance with the offense, "Failure to Meet Conditions of Suspension," listed above.
All public schools are to provide a free and appropriate public education to all students with disabilities, including children attending private/parochial schools, beginning on the child’s third birthday through age 20 regardless of the child’s disability. The Holliday C-2 School assures that it will provide a free, appropriate public education (FAPE) to all eligible children with disabilities between the ages of 3 and 21 under its jurisdiction. Disabilities include: autism, deaf/blindness, emotional disorders, hearing impairment and deafness, mental retardation, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairments, specific learning disabilities, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, visual impairment/blindness and young child with a developmental delay.
The Holliday C-2 School assures that it will provide information and referral services necessary to assist the State in the implementation of early intervention services for infants and toddlers eligible for the Missouri First Steps program.
All public schools are required to provide parents the right to inspect and review personally identifiable information collected and used or maintained by the district relating to their children. Parents have the right to request amendment of these records if they feel the information is inaccurate, misleading or violates the privacy or other rights of their children. Parents have the right to file complaints with the U.S. Department of Education or the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education concerning alleged failures by the district to meet the requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). You may contact your local district, if you wish to review the requirements provided in FERPA.
The Holliday C-2 School has developed a Local Compliance Plan for the implementation of State Regulations for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This plan contains the agency’s policies and procedures regarding storage, disclosure to third parties, retention and destruction of personally identifiable information. The plan also describes the assurances that services are provided in compliance with the General Education Provision Act (GEPA). This plan may be reviewed during regular school hours on days school is in session in the Office of the Superintendent of the Schools.
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*This notice will be provided in native languages as appropriate.
No person shall on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, marital status, age or disability be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or in recruitment of personnel.
Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Section 504
Any student or adult needing special accommodations to have accessibility to school activities, or educational programs should call Carol Hall at (660) 266-3412, or visit the school during school hours to make arrangements.
Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, and
Section 703 of the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
In accordance with the guidelines of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, sexual harassment is deemed to include, but is not limited to, any unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Examples of sexual harassment include such things as: Verbal Harassment – such as derogatory comments, jokes, or slurs of a sexual nature; Physical Harassment – such as unnecessary or offensive touching or impeding or blocking movement; Unwanted Sexual Advances. Student or teachers who witness or who are victims of sexual harassment shall quickly inform a classroom teacher, counselor or principal. The harassed should be assured that the matter will be investigated and appropriate action taken. Disciplinary action will be taken where appropriate. Reports of harassment will be kept confidential except between involved parties, their parents and school officials.
Complaint Resolution Procedure for No Child Left Behind Program
The Holliday C-2 School District shall identify, assess, and provide all required services to the migrant and homeless children.
Statement of Policy Regarding Student Rights and Responsibilities
The Board of Education of the Holliday C-2 School District believes that students have rights that should be recognized and respected. It also believes that every right carries with it certain responsibilities. Among those student rights and responsibilities are the following:
· The rights to attend free public schools; the responsibility to attend school regularly and to observe school policies, rules, and regulations deemed essential for permitting others to learn at school.
· The right to a quality education; the responsibility to put forth the best efforts during the educational process.
· Civil Rights, including the rights to equal educational opportunity and freedom from discrimination; the responsibility not to discriminate against others.
· The right to free inquiry and expression; the responsibility to observe reasonable rules and regulations regarding these rights.
· The right to due process of law with respect to suspension, expulsion, and decisions that the student believes injure his or her rights.
· The right to privacy, which includes privacy in respect to the student’s school records.
It is the board’s belief that, as a part of the educational process, students should be made aware of their legal rights and of the legal authority of its staff to make rules and regulations regarding the orderly operation of the district. If the policy guidelines adopted by the Board are to be successful, it must be understood that school officials and teachers have the authority to interpret and apply policy in a given situation. Students must obey any such interpretation subject to appeal.
Recognizing all persons as individuals entitled to equal rights, we believe that education should be concerned with the development of the total personality and that all school personnel should make definite efforts to emphasize ideals, attitudes, and apprehensions acceptable to our democratic society. School must be a place where students are encouraged to learn. Standards of conduct are established by the Holliday C-2 School Board of Education to create an environment in which each student’s right to learn is protected.
Students and their parents/guardians will be notified of their rights and responsibilities, including standard of conduct, through handbooks distributed annually. When the rights and responsibilities of individuals are clearly understood, the elements of respect and cooperation will result in a harmonious and constructive education of the student.
All instructional materials, including teachers’ manuals, film, tapes or other supplementary material which will be used in connection with any survey, analysis or evaluation as part of any federally funded program shall be available for inspection by the parents or guardians of the students.
No student, as part of any federally funded program, shall be required without prior parental consent in writing to submit to a survey, analysis or evaluation that reveals information concerning:
1. Political affiliations;
2. Mental and psychological problems potentially embarrassing to the student or his/her family;
3. Sexual behavior and attitudes;
4. Illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating and demeaning behavior;
5. Critical appraisals of other individuals with whom respondents have close family relationships;
6. Legally recognized privileged or analogous relationships, such as those of lawyers, physicians and ministers; or
7. Income (other than that required by law to determine eligibility for participation in a program or for receiving financial assistance under such program).
The school district shall give parents and students effective notice of their rights under this policy.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.
FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children's education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level. Students to whom the rights have transferred are "eligible students."
· Parents or eligible students have the right to inspect and review the student's education records maintained by the school. Schools are not required to provide copies of records unless, for reasons such as great distance, it is impossible for parents or eligible students to review the records. Schools may charge a fee for copies.
· Parents or eligible students have the right to request that a school correct records which they believe to be inaccurate or misleading. If the school decides not to amend the record, the parent or eligible student then has the right to a formal hearing. After the hearing, if the school still decides not to amend the record, the parent or eligible student has the right to place a statement with the record setting forth his or her view about the contested information.
· Generally, schools must have written permission from the parent or eligible student in order to release any information from a student's education record. However, FERPA allows schools to disclose those records, without consent, to the following parties or under the following conditions (34 CFR § 99.31):
Schools may disclose, without consent, "directory" information such as a student's name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, honors and awards, and dates of attendance. However, schools must tell parents and eligible students about directory information and allow parents and eligible students a reasonable amount of time to request that the school not disclose directory information about them. Schools must notify parents and eligible students annually of their rights under FERPA. The actual means of notification (special letter, inclusion in a PTA bulletin, student handbook, or newspaper article) is left to the discretion of each school.
For additional information or technical assistance, you may call (202) 260-3887 (voice). Individuals who use TDD may call the Federal Information Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.
Or you may contact us at the following address:
Policy Compliance Office
Model Notification of Rights under FERPA For Elementary and Secondary Schools
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students over 18 years of age (“eligible students”) certain rights with respect to the student’s education records. These rights are:
(1) The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the School receives a request for access. Parents or eligible students should submit to the School principal (or appropriate school official) a written request that identifies the record(s) they wish to inspect. The School official will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.
(2) The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the parent or eligible student believes is inaccurate. Parents or eligible students may ask the School to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate. They should write the School principal (or appropriate school official), clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate. If the School decides not to amend the record as requested by the parent or eligible student, the School will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and advise them of their right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing.
(3) The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. One exception, which permits disclosure without consent, is a disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the School as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel); a person serving on the School Board; a person or company with whom the School has contracted to perform a special task (such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, or therapist); or a parent or student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or professional responsibility. (Optional) Upon request, the School discloses education records without consent to officials of another school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll. (NOTE: FERPA requires a school district to make a reasonable attempt to notify the parent or student of the records request unless it states in its annual notification that it intends to forward records on request.)
right to file a complaint with the U>U. Department of Education concerning
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