Disclaimer: The following is for reference only. The official Parent/Student Handbook is the hard copy given to each student.
The primary purpose of the Springlake-Earth Independent School District is to provide each student with a well-rounded education. This education will involve
We strongly recommend that parents view the entire handbook with their children and keep it as a referenc during this school year. Also, please complete and return the parental acknowledgement of receipt, emergency threatment form, and Internet form so that we have a record of your choice.
|Receipt of Student Code of Conduct Form||2004 Wolverine Football Schedule|
|Internet Permission Form||2004-2005 Wolverine Basketball Schedule|
|Emergency Treatment Form||Bell Schedule|
|Grading Guidelines||Awards and Honors||Accident Insurance||Meetings--Noncurriculum
|Medicine at School||Career and Technology Programs||Accident Prevention|
|Nondiscrimination||Applicability of School Rules||Notification of Law Violations|
|Other standardized Testing College Requirements||Class Rank/Top Ten Percent||Asbestos||Personal Grooming Code|
|Class Schedule Changes||Attendance--College Days||Pest Control Information|
|Obtaining Student Information||Clubs||Attendance--Compulsory||Physical Exams/Health
|Promotion and Retention||Computer Policy||Attendance--Family Days|
|Protecting Student Rights||Conflicts in Scheduling Activities||Attendance--For Credit||Prayer|
|Release of Students from
|Attendance--Unexcused Tardies||Questioning of Students|
|Correspondence Work||Cafeteria Services||Radios/CDs/Cell Phones, etc.|
|Services for Homeless and
Title I Participants
|Counseling--Academic/Personal||Closing or Delays||Safety|
|Courses/Classes Offered||School Faculties|
|Site-Based Decision MakingTeam||Courses/Graduation Requirements||Communicable Diseases/
|Searches of Students' Desks and Lockers|
|Student Records||Courses Requirements
for Junior High
|Conduct Before and After School|
|Student/Parent Complaints & Concerns||Corporal Punishment||Searches of Vehicles|
|Credit by Exam||Searches by Trained Dogs|
|Withdrawal from School||Dual Credit Courses/college||Distribution of Nonstudent
|Sexual Harassment/Sexual Abuse|
|Working Together||Dues, Class and Organizations|
|Your Involvement as a Parent||Exemptions for Semester Tests||Distribution of Published Materials/Documents||Students Taken Into Custody|
Clubs and Organizations
|Distribution of School Materials||Student Fees|
|a||4H||Distribution of Student Nonschool Materials||Textbooks|
|a||Grade Classification||Emergency Medical Treatment||Use of School Facilities Before and After School|
|a||Grade Point Average||Fund-Raising|
|a||Graduation Expenses||Harassment||Visitors to the School|
|a||Graduation Requirements||Immunization||Weather Related Emergencies|
|Honor Society||Law Enforcement Agencies|
|a||Offices and Elections||Library||a|
|a||Other Scholarships and Grants||a||a|
|a||Valedictory and Salutatory
Springlake-Earth Independent School District
Acknowledgement of Receipt of
Student Handbook and Student Code of Conduct
I acknowledge receipt of the Student Code of Conduct and the consequences to students who violate District disciplinary policy. I will also let the District know, within ten days of receipt of the handbook, if I object to the release of "directory information" on my child.
Regarding students records, I understand that certain information about my child is considered directory information. Directory information includes students name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of member of athletic teams, dates of attendance, awards received in school, and most recent school attended. Directory information may be released by the District to anyone who requests it unless I object to the release of any or all of this information within ten school days of the time this handbook was issued to my child. I have marked through those types of directory information listed above that I wish the District to withhold.
I understand and consent to the responsibilities outlined in the Districts Student Code of Conduct. I also understand and agree that my student shall be held accountable for the behavior and consequences outlined in the Student Code of Conduct at school and at school sponsored/related activities, including school sponsored travel, and for any school related misconduct, regardless of time or location. I understand that any student who violates the Student Code of Conduct shall be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including referral for criminal prosecution for violations of law.
I understand this Code is not a contract and can be amended by the District at any time. However, any change or amendment to the Code will be approved by the Board of Trustees. Teachers and principals may impose campus or classroom rules in addition to those found in the Student Code of Conduct. These rules may be posted in classrooms or given to the student and may or may not also constitute violations of the Student Code of Conduct. I also understand that parents will not necessarily be informed of classroom infractions but will be informed of any Code of Conduct violation.
|Signature of Student||Date|
|Signature of Parent||Date|
If this form is not signed and returned by August 29th , it will be assumed that you agree with and accept the policies and rules as stated.
Springlake-Earth Independent School District
Emergency Treatment Form
There is always the possibility of an accident occurring to a student at school or while participating in an after-school activity. In case an accident should occur, the school and/or University Scholastic League will not assume responsibility. Nevertheless, if an accident should occur, a discretionary judgment will be made by a school representative in regard to the students need for immediate care and treatment. Therefore, I do hereby request, authorize, and consent to such care and treatment as may be given to the said student by any physician, trainer, nurse, or school representative. As well, I do hereby agree to indemnify and save harmless the school and any school representative from any claim by any person whomsoever on account of such care and treatment of the said student.
If between this date and the end of the school year, any illness or injury should occur that may limit this students participation, I agree to notify the school authorities of such illness or injury.
Please list any known allergies: _______________________________________
Please list family doctor name & phone: ________________________________
Signature of Student
Signature of Parent
During the course of the year, your childs picture may be taken during school activities, and we may wish to post it on the schools website (www.springlake-earth.org). Please fill out and return this permission slip giving or denying the school permission to post your childs picture and/or name on the website.
|Student's First & Last Name||Grade & Teacher|
|Signature of Parent/Guardian|
Permission (yes or no)
As a parent of a student at Springlake-Earth ISD, I take full responsibility for these activities:
As a teacher at Springlake-Earth ISD, I take responsibility for these activities:
As a a student at Springlake-Earth ISD, I take responsibility for these activities:
Acuerdo De Springlake-Earth ISD
Como padre de un estudiante in Springlake-Earth ISD, todo la responsabilidad de estas actividades:
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Como profesor en Springlake-Earth ISD, todo la responsabilidad de estas actividades:
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Como estudiante en Springlake-Earth ISD, todo la respondabilidad de estas actividades:
I ser ordenar y esforzar para hacer mi major in todo que yo hacer
&Mac183; Yo ser honesto, importar mi profesor y padre, y escuchr a medida que mi profesor y padre ayudar mi para aprender
&Mac183; Yo tomar responsaabilidad para mi educacion y realizar que unico manera para mi para conseguir la mayoria me educacion ser para mi para intentar mi duro
&Mac183; Yo mantener uno abierto linea comunicacion con mi professor padre
&Mac183; Yo respetar y todo orgulo en me, ontro individuo, mi familia, mi escuela, y mi comunidad.
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Springlake-Earth Independent School District Policies and Regulations
A Handbook for Parents and Students
Springlake-Earth Independent School District Policies and Regulations
A Handbook for Parents and Students
To Parents and Students,
Welcome to school year 2004-2005! For this new year to be successful, we must all work together: students, parents, teachers, and other school staff members. This student handbook is designed to help us do this.
The Springlake-Earth Independent School Parent/Student Handbook contains information that both students and parents are likely to need during the school year. The handbook is divided into three sections:
Please be aware that the term "the students parent" is used to refer to the parent, legal guardian, or other person who has agreed to assume school-related responsibility for a student.
Both students and parents must be familiar with the Springlake-Earth ISD Code of Conduct, required by state law and intended to promote school safety and an atmosphere for learning.
Springlake-Earth Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, or disability in providing education services, and programs, including vocational programs, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
The following District staff members have been designated to coordinate compliance with these requirements:
Other designated staff you may need to contact include:
|Judy Anderson||teacher||Mary Jones||teacher|
|Gary Bigham||superintendent||Shelby Lowe||parent|
|*Robert Conkin||principal||Mike McCarty||business|
|Belinda Samaniego||parent||Betty Parish||teacher|
|Michelle Estrada||teacher||Kim Perry||teacher|
|Frankie Mendoza||parent||*Karl Vaughn||prncipal|
|Luisa Garcia||parent||Mike West||community|
A childs education succeeds best when there is a strong partnership between home and school, a partnership that thrives on communication. Your involvement in this partnership may include:
Obtaining Information and Protecting Student Rights
Your child will not be required to participate without parental consent in any survey, analysis, or evaluationfunded in whole or in part by the U.S. Department of Educationthat concerns:
You will be able to inspect the survey or other instrument and any instructional materials used in connection with such a survey, analysis, or evaluation.
Parents also have a right:
As a parent of a student at Springlake-Earth ISD, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers who instruct your child, and Federal law requires the school district to provide you this information in a timely manner if you request it. Specifically, you have the right to request the following information about each of your child's classroom teachers:
If you would like to receive any of this information, please contact central office at 806257-3310
|Attendance records;||Test scores;|
|Counseling records;||Psychological records;|
|Applications for admission;||Health and immunization information;|
|Other medical records;||Teacher and counselor evaluations;|
|Reports of behavioral patterns, and;|
|State assessment instruments that have been administered to your child.|
See Student Records.
Report Cards, Progress Reports, and Conferences
Report cards with your childs grades or performance and absences in each class or subject are issued to you at least once every six (6) weeks.
At the end of the first three weeks of a grading period, you will be given a written unsatisfactory progress report if your childs performance in any course (English, reading, mathematics, science, or social studies) is below an 80. If your child receives a grade lower than 70 in any class or subject during a grading period, you will be requested to schedule a conference with the teacher of that class or subject. See Working Together to schedule a conference.
The report card or unsatisfactory progress report will state whether tutorials are required for a student who receives a grade lower than 70 in a class or subject.
Students at certain grade levels will take state assessment tests (such as TAKS) in the following subjects, as well as routine testing and other measures of achievement:
Promotion and Retention
A student will be promoted only on the basis of academic achievement or demonstrated proficiency in the subject matter of the course or grade level. To earn credit in a course, a student must receive a grade of at least 70 based on course-level or grade-level standards. In addition, students at certain grade levels will be required to pass the new Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) as a further requirement for promotion:
In addition, students in grades 3, 5, and 8 must meet promotion standards established by the District in order to be promoted.
Parents of students who do not perform satisfactorily on their exams will be notified that their child will participate in special instructional programs designed to improve performance. These students will also have two additional opportunities to take the test. See EIE (Local) for details. You may also refer to the school website at www.springlake-earth.org for a link to TASB online policy.
Beginning in school year 2003-2004, students in grade 11 must pass the secondary exit-level assessment in English language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science in order to receive a diploma. A student who does not pass the exit-level assessment will have additional opportunities to take the test. See Graduation for information regarding new exit-level tests required by state law.
Certain studentssome with disabilities and some with limited English Proficiencymay be eligible for exemptions, accommodations, or deferred testing. For more information, see the principal, counselor, or special education director.
Other standardized testing: College requirements
Most colleges require either the American College Test (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) for admission. Students are encouraged to talk with the counselor during their junior year to determine the appropriate exam to take; entrance exams are usually taken at the end of the junior year. Prior to enrollment in a Texas public college or university, most students must take the Texas Academic Skill Program (TASP) test.
No District employee will give a student prescription medication, nonprescription medication, herbal substances, or dietary supplements except:
A student with asthma who has written authorization from his or her parent and physician or other licensed health care provider may be permitted to possess and use prescribed asthma medication at school or school-related events. The student and parents should see the school nurse or principal if the student has been prescribed asthma medication for use during the school day. For further information, see policies at FFAC.
Revocation of Transfer Agreement
Any transfer student violating District policy and/or the Student Code of Conduct shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary procedures and, after review by District administrative authorities, may be subject to revocation of the transfer.
Student transfers may be revoked during the school year should any of the following situations occur:
Students and parents shall receive notice of this policy upon application for a transfer, and this shall be a part of their transfer agreement.
Both federal and state law safeguards student records from unauthorized inspection or use and provide parents and "eligible" students certain rights. For purposes of student records, and "eligible" student is one who is 18 or older or who is attending an institution for postsecondary education.
The law specifies that certain general information about Springlake-Earth ISD students is considered "directory information" and will be released to anyone who follows procedures for requesting it. That information includes:
Release of any or all directory information regarding a student may be prevented by the parent of an eligible student. This objection must be made in writing to the principal within ten (10) school days of the childs first day of instruction for this school year. (See the Acknowledgement Form attached to this handbook.)
Virtually all information pertaining to student performance, including grades, test results, and disciplinary records, is considered confidential educational records. Release is restricted to:
Release to any other person or agencysuch as a prospective employer, or for a scholarship applicationwill occur only with parental or student permission as appropriate.
The District must comply with a request by a military recruiter or an institution of higher education for students names, addresses, and telephone listings, unless parents have advised the District not to release their childs information without prior written consent.
The principal is custodian of all records for currently enrolled students at the assigned school. The principal is the custodian of all records for students who have withdrawn or graduated.
Records may be inspected by a parent or eligible student during regular school hours. If circumstances effectively prevent inspection during these hours, the District shall either provide a copy of the requested records, or make other arrangements for the parent or student to review the requested records. The records custodian or designee will respond to reasonable requests for explanation and interpretation of the records.
A parent (or the student if he or she is 18 or older or is attending an institution of postsecondary education) may inspect the students records and request a correction if the records are considered inaccurate or otherwise in violation of the students privacy rights. If the District refuses the request to amend the records, the requestor has the right to request a hearing. If the records are not amended as a result of the hearing, the requestor has 30 school days to exercise the right to place a statement commenting on the information in the students record. Although improperly recorded grades may be challenged, contesting a students grade in a course is handled through the general complaint process defined by policy FNG. See Student or Parent Complaints and Concerns for an overview of the process.
Copies of student records are available at a cost of ten cents per page, payable in advance. If the student qualifies for free or reduced-price lunches and the parents are unable to view the records during regular school hours, one copy of the record will be provided at no charge upon written request of the parent.
Please note: Parents or eligible students have the right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education if they believe the District is not in compliance with federal law regarding student records. The Districts policy regarding student records is available from the principals or Superintendents office.
The parents or eligible students right of access to, and copies of, student records does not extend to all records. Materials that are not considered educational recordssuch as teachers personal notes about a student that are shared only with a substitute teacherdo not have to be made available to the parents or student.
Usually student or parent complaints or concerns can be addressed simplyby a phone call or a conference with the teacher. For those complaints and concerns that cannot be handled so easily, the District has adopted a standard complaint policy at FNG (Local) in the Districts policy manual. A copy of this policy may be obtained in the principals or Superintendents office or at the Districts website at http://www.springlake-earth.org.
In general, the student or parent should first discuss the complaint with the campus principal. If unresolved, a written complaint and a request for a conference should be sent to the Superintendent. If still unresolved, the District provides for the complaint to be presented to the Board of Trustees.
Because class time is important, doctors appointments should be scheduled, if possible, at times when the student will not miss instructional time.
A student will not be released from school at times other than at the end of the school day except with permission from the principal or designee and according to the campus sign-out procedures. Unless the principal has granted approval because of extenuating circumstances, a student will not regularly be released before the end of the instructional day.
Unless the principal has a current court order signed by a judge, showing an official file stamp with the court, and indicating that a parents right of access to and possession of his or her children has been limited in some way, the principal will release children to either parent.
A student who will need to leave school during the day must bring a note from his or her parent that morning. A student who becomes ill during the school day should, with the teachers permission, report to the school nurse. The nurse or building principal will decide whether or not the student should be sent home and will notify the students parents.
Withdrawal from school
A student under 18 may be withdrawn from school only by a parent. The school requests notice from the parent at least three days in advance so that records and documents may be prepared. A withdrawal form may be obtained by the parent from the principals office.
On the students last day, the withdrawal form must be presented to each teacher for current grade averages and book clearance; to the librarian to ensure a clear library record; to the clinic for health records; to the counselor for the last report card and course clearance; and finally, to the principal. A copy of the withdrawal form will be given to the student and a copy placed in the students permanent record.
A student who is 18 or older, who is married, or who has been declared by a court to be an emancipated minor, may withdraw without parental signature.
High School Awards
Career and Technology Programs
The purpose and intents of the program are to develop new and/or improve Career and Technology Education (CATE) programs with the full participation of individuals who are members of special populations. Funds shall be used to provide CATE programs of such size, scope, and quality as to be effective; integrate academic and CATE education; and provide equitable participation in CATE programs for special populations students. The basis for planning and conduction Career and Technology Education in Texas is for students to have access through sequences of courses designed for a career concentration so students achieve both academic and occupational competencies.
Class ranking will be determined as for class valedictorian and salutatorian, using a grade average system which averages the actual numeric grade to the ten thousandth of a point (.0000). Those students who follow the recommended plan and complete 4 units of English (PreAP and AP), 3 units of mathematics (Algebra I and above), 3 units of science (excluding introductory courses), 1 unit of World History 1 unit of Government, and 1 unit of Free Enterprise will be ranked first. Those students who follow the minimum plan and complete 4 units of English, 3 units of mathematics, 2 units of science, 1 unit of American History, 1 unit of U.S. Government, and 1 unit of Free Enterprise will be ranked next. If a student fails a course in these curriculum areas, those failing grades will also be computed in the GPA along with that courses passing grade. Any class below standard level will not be figured into class ranking. Any class not taught directly by Springlake-Earth personnel will not be figured into class ranking.
Beginning with the 9th graders for the year 2001-2002, all classes will count toward class ranking. Classes will be grouped into five different categories which have a graduated multiplier attached to the grade for the purpose of ranking only. For example, if a student makes a 90 on a Tier 5 class, the student will receive a 90 in the gradebook and on the transcript, but will receive a 99 for ranking purposes. For a copy of the weights and adjusted point values, please contact the high school office at 257-3819.
For two school years following their graduation, District graduates who ranked in the top ten percent of their graduating class are eligible for admission into four-year public universities and colleges in Texas. Students and parents should contact the counselor for further information about how to apply and the deadline for application.
For further information, see policies at EIC.
Other Scholarships and Grants
Students who have financial need according to federal criteria and who complete the Recommended High School Program or Distinguished Achievement Program may be eligible under the Texas Grant Program for tuition and fees to Texas public universities, community colleges, and technical schools, as well as to private institutions. For further information, see the principal or counselor and policies at EIC and EJ.
All schedule changes must be approved by the Principal. Students who drop a class after the 10th day of the semester will be assigned a grade of 50 for the semester or year depending upon whether the course is one or two semesters.
Students, who through counseling by the Principal, teachers, and parents, have registered for an academic course which they decide is not within their grasp because of inadequate preparation and background, or to change to another track, may change courses without penalty.
Acceptable Use Policy
The purpose of our access to the Internet is to promote research and education among the student body and faculty of Springlake-Earth ISD. The use of any account must be in accordance with the educational objectives of the Springlake-Earth Independent School District. Commercial use is strictly prohibited. The availability and use of the Internet is not a right, but a privilege intended to enhance the curriculum established by the district. The administrators of the computer system within each campus will deem what use is acceptable and what is inappropriate; all decisions will be final and supported by the administration of Springlake-Earth ISD.
The Internet is a unique resource that allows the user to connect to numerous other computers around the world. Teachers will have the ability to communicate through e-mail with people all over the world. Students and teachers will be able to access various informational databanks as well as provide information from their own research and experiments to other users of the Internet.
With this influx of information, there arises the opportunity for abuse by the user or directed toward the user. Springlake-Earth ISD has taken every precaution to restrict the access of any controversial materials and to promote the safety of each student.
Please note that the Internet is an association of diverse communication and information networks. It is possible that your child may run across areas of adult content and some material you might fund objectionable. While the District will take reasonable steps to preclude access to such material and does not condone such access, it is not possible for us to absolutely prevent such access.
Springlake-Earth ISD requires efficient, ethical, and legal utilization of the resources provided by the district. The responsibility for any infraction lies with the user, and that user will be held accountable. The account of a user not following proper procedures will be restricted or terminated. The building principal will determine if further disciplinary action is required.
In signing the student agreement form and the parental consent form, the parties agree to follow the procedures and accept the terms and conditions set forth in this document. This signature is binding and must be in the possession of the building principal to obtain access to the Internet under the guardianship of Springlake-Earth ISD.
Termination / Revocation of System of System User Account Disclaimer
Termination of an employees or a students access for violation of District policies or regulations will be effective on the date the principal or District coordinator receives notice of student withdrawal or of revocation of system privileges, or on a future date if so specified in the notice.
The Districts system is provided on an "as is, as available" basis. The District does not make any warranties, whether express or implied, including, without limitation, those of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose with respect to any services provided by the system and any information or software contained therein. The District does not warrant that the functions or services performed by, or that the information or software contained on the system will meet the system users requirements, or that the system will be uninterrupted or error free, or that defect will be corrected.
Opinions, advice, services, and all other information expressed by system users, information providers, service providers, or other third-party individuals in the system are those of the providers and not the District.
The District will cooperate fully with local, state, or federal officials in any investigation concerning or relating to misuse of the Districts electronic communications system.
A total of two units (two credits) may be completed through correspondence courses from Texas Tech University or from the University of Texas. Seniors carrying such must have completed the examination and the school must have received the official final grade before graduation, or that student will not participate in the graduation exercises. All correspondence work for Springlake-Earth High School credit must be secured through the high school office, and the application for such work must be signed by the Principal. This is necessary in order to maintain accurate records of the student's work and to insure his/her receiving credit. All courses must be courses offered by the S-E ISD as part of the curriculum.
By special permission and in order to graduate in a three or four year period, a student may be permitted to take additional courses.
Those students who plan to graduate early must have their correspondence work completed and cleared through the office by the first day of classes for their senior year. Any work deemed not fitting the schedule of graduation requirements for Springlake-Earth High School will be adjusted. These grades will neither count for nor against ranking.
Students and their parents are encouraged to talk with a school counselor, teacher, or principal to learn about course offerings, the graduation requirements of various programs, and early graduation procedures. Each spring, students in grades 8 through 11 will be provided information on anticipated course offerings for the next year and other information that will help to make the most of academic and vocational opportunities.
To plan for the future, including attendance at a college, university, or training school or pursuing some other type of advanced education, students should work closely with the counselor in order to take the high school courses that best prepare them. The counselor can also provide information about entrance exams and deadlines for application, as well as information about automatic admission to state colleges and universities, financial aid, housing, and scholarships.
The school counselor is available to assist students with a wide range of personal concerns, including such areas as social, family, or emotional issues, or substance abuse. The counselor may also make available information about community resources to address these concerns.
Please note: The school will not conduct a psychological examination, test, or treatment without first obtaining the parent's written consent, unless required by state or federal law for special education purposes or by the Texas Education Agency for child abuse investigation and reports. For more information refer to policy FFE and FFG (Exhibit).
Credit by Exam--If a Student Has Taken the Course
A student who has received prior instruction in a course or subject--but did not receive credit for it--may, in circumstances determined by the teacher and the counselor or principal, be permitted to earn credit by passing an exam on the essential knowledge and skills defined for the course or subject. To receive credit, a student must score at least 70 on the exam. In other instances, the District administration will determine whether any opportunity for credit by exam will be offered.
The attendance review committee may offer a student with excessive absences and opportunity to receive credit for a course by passing an exam. A student may not use this exam, however, to regain eligibility to participate in extracurricular activities. For more information, see the counselor and policy EEJA.
Credit by Exam--If a Student Has Not Taken the Course
A student will be permitted to take an exam to earn credit for an academic course for which the student has no prior instruction. The dates on which exams are scheduled during the 2003-2004 school year include:
August 11th, 12th, and 13th of 2004
January 2nd, June 23th, and June 24th of 2005.
The exams that will be offered are all courses offered under 19TAC74.2 and 19TAC74.3 (b) (2) (a).
The passing score required to earn credit on an exam is 90.
If the student plans to take an exam, the student (or parent) must register with the principal no later than 30 days prior to the scheduled testing date. With prior approval, the District will honor a request by a parent to administer a test approved by the Superintendent or designee on a date other than the published dates.
Dual Credit Courses/College Courses/Classes Offered
The Springlake-Earth Senior High School is fully accredited by the Texas Education Agency and credits for work completed here are recognized by other high schools and colleges of the State and Nation. All courses listed will address the TEKS as mandated by TEC 28.001, 28.002, 028.004, 08.005, 29.051, 29.055. A copy of these may be obtained from the high school Principal's office.
|English I, II, III, IV||Personal & Family Development|
|Pre AP English I, II||Apparel/Interior Design|
|AP English III, IV||Parenting & Child Development|
|ESL I, II||Food Technology/Nutrition|
|Reading I, II||x|
|Communication Applications||Intro Ag Science/App Science|
|Intro Ag Mechanics/Metal Fab|
|Spanish I, II, III||Wildlife/Animal Science (Jr/Sr only)|
|Algebra I, II||Metal Fab/Ag Structures|
|Geometry||Per.Skills Dev/Equine Science|
|Pre-Calculus||Integrated Physics & Chemistry|
|AP Calculus AB||Biology|
|US Government||Keyboarding/Word Processing|
|Free Enterprise||Business Com. Info. Systems I, IIx|
|US History||Accounting I, II|
|x||Word Processing Applications|
|Health||Computer Science I, II|
|Sports||Independent Studies in Tech App|
|Band||Web Mastering (online news)|
|**Tech Prep (Business Com. Info. Systems I and Accounting)|
|*AP Online Classes||Dual Credit/ITV Courses|
|AP Calculus||US History|
|AP Physics||College Algebra|
|AP Biology||English Composition|
|AP Spanish (sub for Spanish III)||Psychology|
|AP US Government||US Governement|
|AP Chemistry||Art History|
|AP English Language||Intro to Speech Communication|
|AP English Literature||Western Civilization|
|AP US History||College Trig|
|**A passing grade of 70 and above will gain local credit for Tech Prep courses, but a grade of 80 or above must be attained to receive Tech Prep college credit along with local credit.|
|English||4 credits||4 credits|
|a||English I, II, III, IV||English I, II, III, IV AP|
|Math||3 credits||3 credits|
|a||must include Alg I (and Geometry for freshmen entering in 2000-01)||Alg I, II, Geometry|
|Science||2 credits||3 credits|
|a||must include one from either Biology, Intro Phys & Chem, or Physics||selected from Biology, Intro Phys & Chem, Physics, Chemistry, AP Biology|
|Social Studies||2.5 credits||3.5 credits|
|a||W. Geog. or W. Hist.||W. Geog. and W. Hist.|
|US Hist, US Govt (.5)||US Hist, US Govt (.5)|
|Economics||.5 credit||.5 credit|
|Science/Social Studies Elective||1 credit||Not applicable|
|selected from either W. Hist. OR W. Geog. OR Science||a|
|Foreign Language||None||2 credits|
|a||a||Spanish I, II|
|Physical Education||1.5 credits||1.5 credits|
|a||Limit 2 credits towards graduation||includes 1/2 credit in Foundations of Personal Fitness|
|Health Education||.5 credit||.5 credit|
|Technology||1 credit||1 credit|
|Fine Arts||None||1 credit|
|Comm. App.||.5 credit||.5 credit|
Credits earned by students in residence at other accredited high schools during either regular or summer sessions are accepted by Springlake-Earth High School, provided the courses fit the schedule of graduation requirements listed above. For further information see Correspondence Work.
Upon the recommendation of the ARD committee, a student receiving special education services will be permitted to graduate under the provisions of his or her IEP. See principal for more information.
|Subject Requirements for 6th graders|
|Social Studies||1 unit|
|Health||taught in science|
|Subject Requirements for 7th graders|
|Texas History/Geography||1 unit|
|Subject Requirements for 8th graders|
|Earth Science||1 unit|
|US History/Citizenship||1 unit|
Class dues will be set by the individual classes with the approval of the class sponsor and the school adminiistration. The dues will not exceed the following amounts:
9th and 10th grade--$2.00aaaaaaaaaaa11th and 12th grade--$5.00
Exemptions for Semester Tests
Seniors with the following grade averages and attendance records are exempt from taking a semester exam in the courses in which they qualify. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors with the following grade averages and attendance records are exempt from taking a semester exam in a maximum of four (4) subjects per semester. No freshman, sophomore, or junior may be exempt in the same course(s) more than once per school year.
Any student with an unexcused absence in a class will NOT be exempt in that class. Any student having lost his/her privilege to participate in extracurricular activites due to conduct problems or having been a frequent visitor to the office due to discipline problems will NOT be eligible for semester test exemptions.
Students who are exempt, including students in study halls and those helping as faculty aides, are required to report to school during the time in which roll is taken and must stay a minimum of thirty (30) minutes in a disignated area. Penalty for not reporting to school: If a student is exempt from taking semester tests and does not report to school that day, he/she will receive a zero ("0") on all his/her semester tests that he/she was exempt from that day. Students would also lose exemptions for the next semester.
Extracurricular Activities, Clubs, and Organizations
Participation in school and school-related activities is an excellent way for a student to develop talents, receive individual recognition, and build strong friendships with other students; participation, however, is a privilege, not a right.
Eligibility for participation in many of these activities is governed by state law as well as rules of the university Interscholastic League (UIL)--a statewide association overseeing interdistrict competition. The following requirements apply to all extracurricular activities:
On June 23, 2004, the cheerleading sponsors (Diane York--High School and Kim Perry--Junior High) met with Mr. Conkin and Mr. Vaughn to discuss possible changes to the method for selecting cheerleaders as well as some guidelines that will be changed to be able to tryout for cheerleader and remain a cheerleader.
Student clubs and performing groups such as the band, drill, and athletic teams may establish rules of conduct--and consequences of misbehavior--that are stricter than those for students in general. If a violation of school rules, the consequences specified by the school shall apply in addition to any consequences specified by the organization.
Conflicts in Scheduling Activities
Some courses such as sports, agriculture, and band require extra time outside of the regular school hours. The following principles should serve to resolve most conflicts:
FFA, Regulation Governing Field Trips
Eligibility and number of days allowed will be determined by the school administration. See extracurricular activities. Any agriculture event which requires students to miss classes will be considered a FFA field trip and students must be under the supervision of an Ag teacher or county agent. Teachers may require that students get their work in ahead of time.
All students are required to check-out through the Principal's office before leaving on a field trip. Any student who fails to do so will receive an unexcused absence for each day missed.
Membership in the National Honor Society is both an honor and a responsibility. No student has a right to be selected for membership in a chapter of the National Honor Society. Students selected for membership are expected to continue to demonstrate the qualities of scholarship, service, leadership, and character.
Membership is granted only to those students selected by the five member faculty council. These members are appointed by the principal.
Membership may be open to qualified sophomores, juniors, and senior. Freshmen are not eligible. Candidates must have been in attendance at the school the equivalent of one semester.
To be considered for membership, students must be on the recommended plan. The classes used to determine the grade point average are those stipulated by the National Honor Society faculty council and the high school principal. The minimum grade point average is 90 for sophomores, 88 for juniors, and 85 for seniors. All previously enrolled students must have an 85 cumulative grade point average. These students are then eligible for consideration on the basis of leadership, service, and character. The selection of each member to the chapter shall be by a majority vote of the faculty council. Membership will not be based solely on grades alone as they (the council) are violating the Constitution and placing their charters in jeopardy
Wolverine Pride is a high school program which promotes pride in students and their school. It seeks to promote attendance, good citizenship, and academic success. Students qualify by the following criteria:
Offices and Elections
All student body elections will be held by secret ballot. Ballots will be counted under the supervision of the sponsor and balloting will continue until a clear majority decision is reached. This will be the responsibility of the Student Council and its sponsor. Ballots will be kept in the Principal's office until the end of the year as a matter of record.
|Freshmen||less than 5 credits|
|Seniors||15 or more credits|
Students entering 9th grade during or after 2000-2001 are classified as follows:
|Freshmen||less than 6 credits|
|Seniors||18 or more credits|
A student's cumulative grade point average is figured on the same courses used for class ranking.
Requirements for a Diploma
To receive a high school diploma from the District, a student must successfully complete the required number of credits and pass a statewide exit-level exam. This exam will cover English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies and will require knowledge of Algebra I, Geometry, biology, Integrated Chemistry and Physics, English III, and early American and United States History.
Handicapped students may be permitted to graduate with ARD committee recommendation under the provision of their IEP and with the consent of the ARD committee and their parents.
The District offers the following graduation programs. The counselor can help you decide which program is best for you. See policy EIF.
Beginning in the 2004-2005 school year, all students in grade 9 will be required to enroll in the Recommended High School Program or distinguished Achievement Program. Permission to complete the Minimum Graduation Plan would be granted only if an agreement were reached among:
Valedictory and Salutatory Honors
The graduating seniors who rank first and second in scholarship are honored at the commencement exercise each year. Semester grades will be counted except for the second semester of the senior year in which GPA will be computed with a cut-off date of the third week of the 6th 6 weeks. The student must carry a full schedule of courses each of the years and must have been a student of Springlake-Earth for the last three years.
Because students and parents will incur expenses in order to participate in the traditions of graduation, such as the purchase of invitations, senior ring, cap and gown, and senior picture, both student and parent should monitor progress toward completion of all requirements for graduation. The expenses often are incurred in the junior and senior year.
The district provides special programs for gifted and talented students, homeless students, bilingual students, migrant students, students with limited English proficiency, dyslexic students, and students with disabilities. Students or parents with questions about these programs should contact the principal; the coordinator of each program can answer questions about eligibility requirements and programs and services offered in the district or by other organizations.
Regular school attendance is essential for the student to make the most of his or her education--to benefit from teacher-led activities, to build each day's learning on that of the previous day, and to grow as an individual. Absences from class may result in serious disruption of a student's mastery of the instructional materials; therefore, the student and parent should make every effort to avoid unnecessary absences. Two state laws, one dealing with compulsory attendance, the other with attendance for course credit, are of special interest to students and parents.
The state compulsory attendance law requires that a student between the ages of 6 and 18 must attend school and District-required tutorial sessions unless the student is otherwise legally exempted or excused. A student who voluntarily attends or enrolls after his or her eighteenth birthday is required to attend each school day. However, if a student 18 or older has more than five unexcused absences is a semester, the District may revoke the student's enrollment. The student's presence on school property is then unauthorized and may be considered trespass.
School employees must investigate and report violations of the state compulsory attendance law. A student absent from school without permission from any class, from required special programs, such as basic skills for ninth graders, or from required tutorials will be considered truant and subject to disciplinary action. Truancy may also result in assessment of penalties by a court of law against both the student and his or her parents. A complaint against the parent may be filed in the appropriate court if the student:
Attendance for Credit
To receive credit in a class, a student must attend at least 90 percent of the days the class is offered. A student who attends fewer than 90 percent of the days the class is offered may be referred to the attendance review committee to determine whether there are extenuating circumstances for the absences and how the student can regain credit. In determining whether there were extenuating circumstances for the absences, the attendance committee will use the guidelines as per policy FEC (Local).
The actual number of days a student must attend in order to receive credit will depend on whether the class is for a full semester or for a full year.
A student must be present 2/3 of a class period to be counted present.
When a student must be absent from school, the student -- upon returning to school -- must bring a note, signed by the parent, which describes the reason for the absence. A note signed by the student, even with the parent's permission, will not be accepted unless the student is 18 or older.
Admission slips will be marked unexcused until a statement is brought from home. A written excuse must be presented to the office within two days. If not, the student will serve the next available Saturday School. Upon completion of Saturday School, the student may turn in missed assignments for a score of up to a maximum grade of 70. If an excuse is not received, the absence will be left unexcused.
Students who were absent for doctor's appointments will be required to bring a written confirmation from the doctor. A student with a doctor's appointment need not miss an entire day of school. Every effort should be made to be in school as much as possible, both before and after the appointment.
Student absences due to illness of immediate members of the family, the death of a relative, or to other unavoidable causes are excusable absences and entitle the student to make-up work missed during the absence. A student will receive one day for make-up work for each school day missed to be turned in at the next scheduled class date. However, if a due dated is set on a long-term project prior to the absence, the work is due at the next scheduled class. The student must take the initiative in such make-up work and must not expect the teacher to remind him/her to do so. The teacher can use the following discipline management techniques: (1) zero for uncompleted work, or (2) require detention. Additional class work will not be missed to make up missed work.
When a student receives a reinstatement permit, he/she must take it to each class missed, showing it to each teacher. Each teacher will initial it and hand it back to the student.
In order to take a family day, the student must be currently passing all classes. This will be excused, but must be planned prior to the absence. The parent must contact the Principal, in writing, at least two (2) days in advance, the only exception being funerals and observances of a religious holy day. Each principal has special forms requesting a family day.
In regard to family days, students and parents should know that even though a family day is considered an excused absence, a family day does not necessarily give the student an excuse to miss an extracurricular activity. Extracurricular activities usually involve team effort; therefore absences can be very disruptive. Prior to taking the family day, the student must talk with the coach of the extracurricular activity that will be missed to discuss that impact and consequences of the absence.
The maximum number of family days allowed is two (2) per year and will count against exemptions as an excused absence. Should a student be absent from school and attend or participate in an extracurricular activity that day, the absence will be unexcused unless prior permission is obtained.
Family day absences will not be approved for scheduled six-week tests, semester tests and the day before or during statewide assessments.
College Day Absence
Seniors will be allowed one (1) college visitation day. College days must be taken prior to May 1st. In order for the student to receive and excused absence for the college day, he/she must:
If the above conditions are met, the college day (excused absence) will not count for the purpose of determining final exam exemptions.
All tardies are unexcused unless the student is detained by a teacher and that teacher writes a note excusing the student for being late to class. After the third tardy of a semester, each tardy will result in disciplinary action by the Principal. Discipline for additional tardies will be at the discretion of the Principal. More than three tardies in any one class per semester will result in a student receiving an unexcused absence and a zero for any grades taken that day.
To protect other students from contagious illnesses, students infected with certain diseases are not allowed to come to school while contagious. The school nurse or principal's office can provide information from the Texas Department of Health regarding the diseases. A list of excludable diseases is maintained on the Texas Department of Health web site at www.tdh.state.tx.us/ideas/report/report.htm.
Parents of a student with a communicable or contagious disease should phone the school nurse or principal so that other students who might have been exposed to the disease can be alerted.
State law requires the district to provide the following information:
(A Spanish version of this prescribed notice is available on TEA's Web site at: www.tea.state.tx.us/taa/comm020802a.html.)
What is meningitis?
Meningitis is an inflammation of the covering of the brain and spinal cord. It can be caused by viruses, parasites, fungi, and bacteria. Viral meningitis is most common and the least serious. Bacterial meningitis is the most common form of serious bacterial infection with the potential for serious, long-term complications. It is an uncommon disease, but requires urgent treatment with antibiotics to prevent permanent damage or death.
What are the symptons?
Someone with meningitis will become very ill. The illness may develop over one or two days, but it can also rapidly progress in a matter of hours. Not everyone with meningitis will have the same symptoms.
Children (over 1 year old) and adults with meningitis may have a sever headache, high temperature, vomiting, sensitivity to bright lights, neck stiffness or joint pains, and drowsiness or confusion. In both children and adults, there may be a rash of tiny, red-purple spots. These can occur anywhere on the body.
The diagnosis of bacterial meningitis is based on a combination of symptoms and laboratory results.
How serious is bacterial meningitis?
If it is diagnosed early and treated promptly, the majority of people make a complete recovery. In some cases it can be fatal or a person may be left with a permanent disability.
How is Bacterial meningitis spread?
Fortunately, none of the bacteria that cause meningitis are as contagious as diseases like the common cold or the flu, and they are not spread by casual contact or by simply breathing the air where a person with meningitis has been. The germs live naturally in the back of our noses and throats, but they do not live for long outside the body. They are spread when people exchange saliva (such as by kissing; sharing drinking containers, utensils, or cigarettes).
The germ does not cause meningitis in most people. Instead, most people become carriers of the germ for days, weeks, or even months. The bacteria rarely overcome the body's immune system and cause meningitis or another serious illness.
How can bacterial meningitis be prevented?
Do not share food, drinks, utensils, toothbrushes, or cigarettes. Limit the number of persons you kiss.
While there are vaccines for some other strains of bacterial meningitis, they are used only in special circumstances. These include when there is a disease outbreak in a community or for people traveling to a country where there is a high risk of getting the disease. Also, a vaccine is recommended by some groups for college students, particularly freshmen living in dorms or residence halls. The vaccine is safe and effective (85-90 percent). It can cause mild side effects, such as redness and pain at the injection site lasting up t two days. Immunity develops within seven to ten days after the vaccine is given and lasts for up to five years.
What should you do if you thik you or a friend might have bacterial meningitis?
You should seek prompt medical attention.
Where can you get more informaion?
Your school nurse, family doctor, and the staff at your local or regional health department office are excellent sources for information on all communicable diseases. You may also call your local health department or Regional Texas Department of health office to ask about meningococcal vaccine. Additional information may also be found at the web sites for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, http://www.cdc.gov, and the Texas Department of Health, http://www.tdh.state.tx.us.
Applicability of School Rules
As required by law, the District has developed and adopted a Student Code of Conduct that prohibits certain behaviors and establishes standards of acceptable behaviorsboth on and off campusand consequences for violation of the standards. Students need to be familiar with the standards set out in the Student Code of Conduct, as well as campus and classroom rules.
To achieve the best possible learning environment for all students, the Student Code of Conduct and other campus rules of behavior will apply whenever the interest of the District is involved, on or off school grounds, in conjunction with or independent of classes and school-sponsored activities. The District has disciplinary authority over a student in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct.
Radios, CD Players, Cell Phones, and other Electronic Devices and Games
Students are not permitted to possess such items as cell phones, pagers, radios, CD players, tape recorders, camcorders, DVD players, cameras, or electronic devices or games at school, unless prior permission has been obtained from the principal and/or teacher or activity sponsor. Without such permission, teachers will collect the item and turn it in to the principals office. The principal will determine whether to return the item at the end of the day for the student to take home or whether the parent will be contacted to pick up the item. Any disciplinary action will be in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct. For certain items, such as cell phones and pagers, an administrative fee may be charged. See policy FNCE.
Our telephone is a business phone. The phone will be used by the students only in an emergency. No student will use the phone except by permission of the Principal or the Secretary in his absence.
Harassment on the Basis of Race, Color, Religion, National Origin, or Disability
Students must not engage in harassment behaviors motivated by race, color, religion, national origin, or disability directed toward another student.
Students are expected to treat other students and District employees with courtesy and respect; to avoid any behaviors known to be offensive; and to stop these behaviors when asked or told to stop.
The District encourages parental and student support in its efforts to address and prevent harassment in any form in the public schools. Students and/or parents are encouraged to discuss their questions or concerns about the expectations in this area with a teacher, counselor, principal or designee.
A student who believes he or she has been harassed by another student or by a District employee is encouraged to report the incident to the principal or designee. The allegations will be investigated and addressed. A substantiated complaint against a student will result in disciplinary action, according to the nature of the offense and the Student Code of Conduct.
The student or a parent may appeal the decision of the principal regarding the outcome of the investigation in accordance with policy FNG(LOCAL). See also policy FNCL.
Sexual Harassment/Sexual Abuse
Students must not engage in unwanted and unwelcome verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature directed toward another student or a District employee. This prohibition applies whether the conduct is by word, gesture, or any other sexual conduct, including requests for sexual favors. All students are expected to treat other students and District employees with courtesy and respect, to avoid any behaviors known to be offensive, and to stop these behaviors when asked or told to stop.
The District will notify the parents of all students involved in sexual harassment by students when the allegations are not minor, and will notify parents of any incident of sexual harassment or sexual abuse by an employee. To the greatest extent possible, complaints will be treated as confidential. Limited disclosure may be necessary to complete a thorough investigation. A complaint alleging sexual harassment by another student or sexual harassment or sexual abuse by a staff member may be presented by a student and/or parent in a conference with the principal or designee or with the Title IX coordinator.
The student or parent may appeal the decision regarding the outcome of the investigation in accordance with policy FNCJ(LOCAL).
Before a student is released to a law enforcement officer or other legally authorized person, the principal will verify the officers identity and, to the best of his or her ability, will verify the officials authority to take custody of the student.
The principal will immediately notify the Superintendent and will ordinarily attempt to notify the parent unless the officer or other authorized person raises what the principal considers to be a valid objection to notifying the parents. Because the principal does not have the authority to prevent or delay a custody action, notification will most likely be after the fact.
Publications prepared by and for the school may be posted or distributed, with prior approval by the principal, sponsor, or teacher. Such items may include school posters, brochures, murals, etc.
All school publications are under the supervision of a teacher, sponsor, and the principal.
Student Nonschool Materials
Unless a student obtains specific prior approval from the principal, written materials, handbills, photographs, pictures, petitions, films, tapes, posters, or other visual or auditory materials over which the school does not exercise control may not be posted, sold, circulated, or distributed on any school campus. To be considered, any nonschool material must include the name of the sponsoring organization or individual. The decision regarding approval will be made in two school days.
The student may appeal the principals decision in accordance with policy FNG(LOCAL). Any student who posts material without prior approval will be subject to disciplinary action in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct. Materials displayed without this approval will be removed.
Nonstudent Nonschool Materials
Written or printed materials, handbills, photographs, pictures, films, tapes, or other visual or auditory materials over which the District does not exercise control shall not be sold, circulated, or distributed by persons or groups not associated with the school or a school support group on school premises unless the person or group obtains specific prior approval from the Superintendent or designee. To be considered, any nonschool material must include the name of the sponsoring organization or individual.
The requestor may appeal the Superintendent or designees decision in accordance with policy GF(LOCAL).
Materials that are part of the basic educational program are provided with state and local funds and are at no charge to a student. A student, however, is expected to provide his or her own pencils, paper, erasers, and notebooks and may be required to pay certain other fees or deposits, including:
State-approved textbooks are provided free of charge for each subject or class; students are required to use these books carefully. Books must be covered by the student, as directed by the teacher. Students who are issued a damaged book should report that fact to the teacher. Any student failing to return a book issued by the school shall lose the right to free textbooks until the book is returned or paid for by the parent or guardian.
Students should keep books properly covered at all times. Charges for damaged or lost books will be made according to the following schedule:
|Broken cover (front or back)||$5.00|
|Broken cover (front and back)||$10.00|
|Broken or loose spine||$5.00|
|Pages torn or cut||$1.50|
|Pages torn out of or cut out||$2.00|
|Water damage||$3.00 total price of the book|
|Writing on pages or cover||$1.00 per page|
|Lost book||Total price of the book|
|Unusable book due to extreme damage||Total price of the book|
Student clubs or classes, outside organizations, and/or parent groups occasionally may be permitted to conduct fund-raising drives for approved school purposes. An application for permission must be made to the building principal at least 15 days before the event.
Except as approved by the building principal, fund-raising is not permitted on school property. [For further information, see policies FJ and GE.]
A student must be fully immunized against certain diseases or must present a certificate or statement that, for medical or religious reasons, the student will not be immunized. The immunizations required are: diphtheria, rubeola (measles), mumps, tetanus, Haemophilus influenzae type B, poliomyelitis, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and varicella (chicken pox). The school nurse can provide information on age-appropriate doses or on an acceptable physician-validated history of illness required by the Texas Department of Health. Proof of immunization may be personal records from a licensed physician or public health clinic with a signature or rubber-stamp validation.
If a students religious beliefs conflict with the requirement that the student be immunized, the student must present a statement signed by the student (or by the parent, if the student is a minor) stating that immunization conflicts with the beliefs and practices of a recognized church or religious denomination of which the student is an adherent or member.
If a student should not be immunized for medical reasons, the student or parent must present a certificate signed by a U.S. licensed physician stating that, in the doctors opinion, the immunization required would be harmful to the health and well-being of the student or any member of the students family or household. This certificate must be renewed yearly unless the physician specifies a life-long condition. [For further information, see policy FFAB].
Physical Examinations / Health Screenings
A student desiring to participate in the UIL athletic program shall submit annually a statement from a health care provider authorized under UIL rules indicating that the student has been examined and is physically able to participate in the athletic program.
The District may provide additional screening as District and community resources permit.
Parents of students identified through any screening programs as needing treatment or further examination shall be advised of the need and referred to appropriate health agencies.
Each student has a right to individually, voluntarily, and silently pray or meditate in school in a manner that does not disrupt instructional or other activities of the school. The school will not require, encourage, or coerce a student to engage in or to refrain from such prayer or meditation during any school activity.
Soon after school opens, parents will have the opportunity to purchase low-cost accident insurance that will help in meeting medical expenses, in the event of injury to their child.
Except for the purchase of insurance against bodily injury sustained by students while training for or engaging in interscholastic athletic competition or while engaging in school-sponsored activities on a school campus, the District, under state law, cannot pay for medical expenses associated with a students injury.
Student safety on campus and at school-related events is a high priority of the District. Although the District has implemented safety procedures, the cooperation of students is essential to ensure school safety. A student should:
[For further details, refer to the local Crisis Management Plan.]
Drills: Fire, Tornado, and Other Emergencies
From time to time, students, teachers, and other District employees will participate in drills of emergency procedures. When the alarm is sounded, students should follow the direction of teachers or others in charge quickly, quietly, and in an orderly manner.
Fire Drill Bells
|3 bells||leave the building|
|1 bell||halt; stand at attention|
|2 bells||return to the room|
Tornado Drill Bells
|1 continuous bell||move quietly but quickly to the designated locations|
|2 bells||return to the classroom|
Emergency Medical Treatment and Information
If a student has a medical emergency at school or at a school-related activity when the parent cannot be reached, the school will need to have written parental consent to obtain emergency medical treatment, and information about allergies to medications, etc. Therefore, parents are asked each year to complete an emergency care consent form. Parents should keep emergency care information up-to-date (name of doctor, emergency phone numbers, allergies, etc.). Please contact the school nurse to update any information.
|Dimmitt radio station||1470 AM KDHN||Lubbock TV Channell11|
|Muleshoe radio station||1380 AM KMUL||Lubbock TV Channel 13|
|Littlefield radio station||1490 AM KZZN||Lubbock TV Channel 28|
Use of Facilities By Students Before and After School
Certain areas of the school will be accessible to students before and after school for specific purposes. Students are required to remain in the area where their activity is scheduled to take place.
Unless the teacher or sponsor overseeing the activity gives permission, a student will not be permitted to go to another area of the building or campus.
After dismissal of school in the afternoon, and unless involved in an activity under the supervision of a teacher, students must leave campus immediately.
Conduct Before and After School
Teachers and administrators have full authority over student conduct at before- or after-school activities on District premises and at school-sponsored events off District premises, such as play rehearsal, club meetings, athletic practice, and special study groups or tutorials. Students are subject to the same rules of conduct that apply during the instructional day and will be subject to consequences established by the Student Code of Conduct or any stricter code of conduct for participants established by the sponsor in accordance with Board policy.
Loitering or standing in the halls between classes is not permitted. During class time, a student must have a hall pass to be outside the classroom for any purpose. Failure to obtain a pass will result in disciplinary action.
The District participates in the National School Lunch Program and offers students nutritionally balanced lunches daily. Free and reduced-price lunches are available based on financial need. Information about a students participation is confidential. See the school nurse to apply.
Meetings of Noncurriculum-Related Groups
Students are permitted to meet with noncurriculum-related groups during the hours designated by the principal before and after school. These groups must comply with the requirements found in policy FNAB.
Pest Control Information
The District periodically applies pesticides inside buildings. Except in an emergency, signs will be posted 48 hours before application. Parents who want to be notified prior to pesticide application inside their child(ren)s school assignment may contact Robert Conkin or National Pesticide Telecommunications Network, 1-800-585-7378
In the interest of promoting student safety and attempting to ensure that schools are safe and drug free, District officials may from time to time conduct searches. Such searches are conducted without a warrant and as permitted by law.
Searches of desks or lockers may be conducted at any time there is reasonable cause to believe that they contain articles or materials prohibited by District policy, whether or not a student is present.
The parent will be notified if any prohibited items are found in the students desk or locker.
Vehicles on Campus
Students will be permitted to bring cars to school as long as this practice does not create a problem for the school. All students must obtain a parking permit from the high school office for a $5.00 fee. The $5.00 fee goes toward student council activities. Upon arrival at the school, the student will immediately get out of the car and stay away from it until school is out or until given permission by the Principal or Superintendent.
Pupils will not exceed the 10 mile per hour speed limit on the school campus.
Vehicles parked on school property are under the jurisdiction of the school. School officials may search any vehicle any time there is reasonable cause to do so, with or without the presence of the student. A student has full responsibility for the security and content of his/her vehicle and must make certain that it is locked and that the keys are not given to others. See also the Student Code of Conduct.
The District shall use specially trained nonaggressive dogs to sniff out and alert officials to the current presence of concealed prohibited items, illicit substances defined in FNCF(LEGAL), and alcohol. This program is implemented in response to drug and alcohol related problems in District schools, with the objective of maintaining a safe school environment conducive to education.
Such visits to schools shall be unannounced. The dogs shall be used to sniff vacant classrooms, vacant common areas, the areas around student lockers, and the areas around vehicles parked on school property. The dogs shall not be used with students. If a dog alerts to a locker, a vehicle, or an item in a classroom, it may be searched by school officials. Searches of vehicles shall be conducted as described above.
Students who participate in school-sponsored trips are required to use transportation provided by the school to and from the event. The principal, however, may make an exception if the parent makes a written request that the student be released to the parent or to another adult designated by the parent.
Buses and Other School Vehicles
The District makes school bus transportation available to all students. This service is provided at no cost to students. Bus routes and any subsequent changes are posted at the school. Further information may be obtained by calling (806)-257-3310.
See the Student Code of Conduct for provisions regarding transportation to the disciplinary Alternative Education Program.
Students are expected to assist District staff in ensuring that buses remain in good condition and that transportation is provided safely. When riding school buses, students are held to behavioral standards established in this handbook and the Student Code of Conduct. Students must:
When students ride in a District van or passenger car, seat belts must be fastened at all times.
Misconduct will be punished in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct; bus-riding privileges may be suspended.
Parents and others are welcome to visit District schools. For the safety of those within the school and to avoid disruption of instructional time, all visitors must first report to the principals office.
Visits to individual classrooms during instructional time are permitted only with approval of the principal and teacher and so long as their duration or frequency does not interfere with the delivery of instruction or disrupt the normal school environment.
All visitors are expected to demonstrate the highest standards of courtesy and conduct; disruptive behavior will not be permitted.
Visitors Participating in Special Programs for Students
The District invites representatives from colleges and universities and other higher education institutions, prospective employers, and military recruiters to present information to interested students.