2014-2015 Elementary-English TRANSLATED

translate

 

(Click the TRANSLATE ICON at the top of the page to see this handbook in other languages.)                                                         

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Letter to Parents.............................................................................................................................. 4

 

Mission Statement........................................................................................................................... 4

 

We Believe In School Spirit............................................................................................................ 4

 

School Colors................................................................................................................................... 4

 

Mascot 4

 

Age.... 4

 

 Schools............................................................................................................................................ 5

 

School Hours................................................................................................................................... 5

 

Moment of Silence   ………………………………………………………………………………5

 

Check-Out Forms …………………………………………………………………………………5

 

School Calendar and Attendance............................................................................................ 6 & 7

 

Attendance Policy (Regulation) and Absences, Regulations…………….…………….……..21-24

 

Report Cards and Parent Teacher Conferences............................................................................ .. 7

 

Grade Scale...................................................................................................................................... 7

 

Homework....................................................................................................................................... 7

 

Promotion and Retention..................................................................................................... 7, 25, 26

 

Reading Sufficiency Act…………………………………………………………………..7, 25, 26

 

Medical Treatment and Medication................................................................................. 7, 8, 27, 28

 

Immunization................................................................................................................................... 8

 

When to Keep a Child Home From School..................................................................................... 9

 

School Insurance …………………………………………………………………………...……10

 

Visitors........................................................................................................................................... 10

 

Parent Orientation.......................................................................................................................... 10

 

Library 10

 

Dress Code.............................................................................................................................. 10, 11

 

Student Code of Conduct....................................................................................................... 11, 12

 

Harassment/Bullying, & Suspensions………………………………………...……………...29, 30

 

Suspensions………………………………………...……………............................................12,13

 

Disciplinary Actions …………………………...………………………………..…….……..….13

 

Discipline Plans.............................................................................................................................. 14

 

Searches......................................................................................................................................... 14

 

Weapons and Dangerous Instruments........................................................................................... 14

 

Gang Activity................................................................................................................................ 14

 

Telephone....................................................................................................................................... 14

 

Lunch and Breakfast.................................................................................................................... 14

 

Closed Campus..………………………...……..………..……………………………………….15

 

Going Home Promptly……..………..…………………………………..……………………….15

 

Activity Tickets, Rules for Home Games & Consequences for Braking a Rule........................... 15

 

Room Parties.................................................................................................................................. 15

 

Flowers, Balloons, and Gifts......................................................................................................... 16

 

Homecoming Mums…………………………………………………………………………….. 16

 

Toys and Valuables……………………………………………………………………………... 16

 

Weather …….……………………………………………………………………………………16

 

Storms 16

 

Withdrawal/Transfer...................................................................................................................... 16

 

Individualized Programs................................................................................................................ 17

 

Band, Choir, and School Programs............................................................................................... 17

 

Safety …..…..…………………………………………………………………………..… …… 17

 

Field Trips………………………………………………………………………………………..17

 

Playground and Lunchroom Supervision...................................................................................... 17

 

Bus Conduct………………………………………………………………..………………... 17,18

 

Conduct Rules on District Buses and (3) Offenses ...............…………………………………....31

 

Wednesday and Sunday Activities............................................................................................... 18

 

Equal Opportunity......................................................................................................................... 18

 

Disability Accommodations.......................................................................................................... 18

 

US Environmental Protection Agency Asbestos Information....................................................... 18

 

Sexual Harassment……………………………………………………….…………..….18, 19, 20

 

Grievance Procedures……………………………………………………………………………20

 

Parents Right-To-Know Policy……………………………………………….……………..32, 33

 

 


                                               PARENT STUDENT HANDBOOK

                             

 

Dear Parents,

 

            Your children are our community's most valuable treasure, and we, as a school, feel our responsibilities to those children.  It is our desire to provide your child a safe and secure environment conducive to learning, in order to allow each child to achieve their maximum potential.  We desire to provide a nurturing academic setting for each child to learn and thrive.

 

            We look forward to the opportunities of this school year.  A partnership between school and home is essential for the children to achieve their best, and we are anticipating a year of productive partnership with each of our families.  We share your desire and concern that your child's best interests and well-being be foremost, and look forward to working together with you.

 

            This handbook has been provided as a tool for you and your student.  We trust it will be helpful and make for a smooth school year.  It is our effort as a school to communicate and explain those items which each family and teacher may have questions on.

 

            We thank you for your support of the school.  We have an outstanding staff who care deeply about your child's future.  We guard the trust you grant us carefully and look forward to

an exciting year.

 


Mission Statement 

It is the philosophy of Guymon Public Schools that all students can learn, although it may be at different rates, in different modalities, and at different levels.  It is the mission of Guymon Public Schools to provide educational experiences and learning climates which will insure that each student is competent in mandated Oklahoma Academic Standard, and which will enhance each student's opportunity to be a productive, well-prepared citizen.

 

We Believe In School Spirit

School spirit includes courtesy, respect, and pride.  Courtesy and respect should be shown toward staff, students, and property.  Pride should be shown in all we do in and around school.  We will strive for and be supportive of excellence in ourselves and others.

 

School Colors                                                 Mascot

Orange and Black                                            Tiger 

 

Age

Pre-Kindergarten children must be four years old on or before September 1 to enroll.

Kindergarten children must be five years old on or before September 1 to enroll. 

First grade children must be at least six years old on or before September 1 to enroll.

 

 

Schools

Guymon Public Schools consist of the following: 

Administration                        801 N. Beaver                         338-4340

Senior High                             1900 N. James                         338-4350

Junior High                             700 N. James                           338-4360

Academy Elementary             7th and Academy                     338-4370

Academy “C” Elementary       6th and James                          338-4380

Homer Long Elementary        1500 N Beaver                        338-4380        

Northeast Elementary             220 Medical Dr.                      338-4380

North Park Elementary           1400 North Crumley               338-4390                    

Carrier Elementary                  103 N Perkins                         338-0420 or 338-0460

Salyer Elementary                   211 N.E 1st and Ellison           338-0420 or 338-0460

Prairie Elementary                   1501 E. Hwy 3                        338-0420 or 338-0460

Food Service                           700 N. James                           338-4385

Special Ed Office                    712 N.Academy                      338-7230

ELL Office                              712 N Academy                      338-7230 Ext. 272

Bus Barn                                 8th and Sunset Lane                 468-1300

 

Children  will  attend  the  school  within  their  attendance  zone  according  to  the district map. However, in the case an overload exists in some particular room, assignments of some of these children to another school will be necessary.

 

School Hours PreK--6th grade

The regular time for school to begin is 8:20 a.m.  Children should not arrive before 7:50 a.m. unless participating in extended day or extra-curricular activities.

Children eating breakfast may enter the cafeteria at 7:50 a.m.  Dismissal time varies per site between 3:00 – 3:20 p.m.  Please check with your school for exact dismissal time.  Children should report home immediately after dismissal.

The morning Pre-Kindergarten session is from 8:20 a.m. to 11:10 a.m.

The afternoon Pre-Kindergarten session is from 12:20 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

(Students in afternoon Pre-Kindergarten should not arrive before 12:15 p.m.)

Children are not supervised before 8:00 a.m. or after 3:30 p.m.  (unless participating in extended day or extra-curricular activities).  Please make sure transportation is provided promptly. 

Habitual lateness will be referred to the Department of Human Services.  Students will not be allowed to walk home during school hours for any reason. 

 

Moment of Silence

Each day one to two minutes after the tardy bell rings the teacher will lead the students in a moment of silence.  Teachers may then lead their class in the pledge to our nation’s flag.

 

Check-Out Forms

The check-out forms that are used at all PreK-6 sites do not apply to after school pick up, or the need for the school to contact someone to pick up a student in the case of illness during school hours.

 

School Calendar and Attendance 

A printed calendar will be provided for each child with all holidays and significant dates for the school year.  Please keep this reference handy and plan family activities so regular attendance for all students will be possible.

 

Regular and punctual attendance is required for all pupils enrolled in school.  No other single factor does more to aid student progress than regular attendance.  However, children should not be sent to school when ill, have a temperature, have a rash from a contagious disease, have head lice, have a skin infection, or any other symptoms of illness that could be spread to other students.

 

When a child must be absent, the parent or guardian should call the principal's office giving cause, and making arrangements for picking up make up work.  You may call 338‑4370 for Academy. Academy “C”, Homer Long and Northeast call 338-4380. Carrier, Salyer, and Prairie call 338-0420 or 338-0460.  North Park Elementary phone number is 338-4390.  Teachers appreciate make up work being turned in as soon as possible.  Your student has one day for every day absent, plus one day, to turn in this work.  Example:  If your student is absent three days, the make up work is due four days after returning to school, at the latest.  Students turning in work after this time frame will receive no credit.  Parent/Guardian wishing to pick-up homework should call before 9:00 a.m. and pick-up assignments between 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

If you know your child is going to be absent ahead of time, make-up work should be turned

in before leaving.

 

A child who arrives after 10:00 a.m. will be counted present one-half of a day.  A child who leaves school before 2:00 p.m. will be counted present one-half of a day.

 

Unexcused absences may be given if there is no contact to the school office by a parent or guardian.  After the fourth (4th) day of consecutive absences, a doctor’s note must be presented to the school office.

 

Guymon Public School functions in accordance with school board policy attendance rule. If a child is absent for more than twenty (20) days during a school year, credit will not be issued.  These days include excused and non-excused absences.  A review committee made up of an administrator, counselor, and teachers may make exceptions to this policy in extreme circumstances.

PLEASE SEE SCHOOL POLICY FDC-R2 and FDC-R at the end of this document.

 

Parents will be notified when their child misses five (5) days of school, again at ten (10) days, and when they exceed the twenty (20) day policy.  Notification of poor attendance to the proper authorities will be made in this same manner.


Students achieving perfect attendance will receive an award.  In order to be eligible for perfect attendance, students must not have any absences or tardies.

 

5th and 6th grades:  Excessive tardiness can result in an assignment to In-School Detention (ISD).   

Report Cards and Parent Teacher Conferences

 Report cards will be given out each 9‑week period.  Parents should sign and return cards. At the end of the first and third periods parents will pick up the report card at a parent/teacher conference.  Your child's teacher will schedule a conference time. 

Frequent visits with your child's teacher help you understand what your child is doing in school.  Please make appointments by telephone or by note, so that the teacher may have your child's records and school work available for discussion.

Please do not attempt to confer with teachers during class time because they are busy with classroom activities.   Students will not be removed from class to accept messages.  Messages will be delivered at a time least disruptive to instruction.

 

Grade Scale

     90‑100=A        70‑79=C       64 & below=F

     80‑89=B          65‑69=D

 

Homework

Homework is usually unfinished classwork, extensions of classroom instruction, or preparation for a test.  It is the responsibility of the student, under parent supervision, to complete and return this work.  Failure to return homework will result in disciplinary action.

 

Promotion and Retention  

Skills Based: Kindergarten through 2nd Grade retention will be based on portfolio assessment and classroom performance.  In accordance with mandates under H.B. 1017, students in 3rd grade through 8th grade must achieve a grade average of 65% or higher in each of three or more major courses of study to be promoted to the next higher grade.  The major courses of study are math, reading, English, science, and social studies.  Parents will be notified of any recommendation for retention.  A copy of such request will be included in the permanent record of the student.  Any appeal to this process must be made through the Guymon Board of Education

 

Reading Sufficiency Act /Please see board policy EIA-R4

The State of Oklahoma requires that each K-3 student be assessed using multiple, ongoing assessments.  Students found not to be ready at the appropriate grade level are provided a reading assessment plan, which includes a program of instruction in reading designed to bring the student’s reading skills up to grade level.

Effective with students entering first grade in the 2011-2012 school year, a student will be retained at the third grade level if the student scores an unsatisfactory level on the reading portion of the third-grade criterion-referenced test.  A student may be promoted for “good cause” if the student meets one of the following statutory exemptions.

 

Medical Treatment and Medication  

Basic first aid in case of injury is administered.  If serious illness or injury occurs to your student while at school, an attempt will be made to contact the parent/guardian and school nurse.  If unable to locate the parent/guardian, the emergency number given on the enrollment card will be called.  If unable to locate either, 911 will be called.  In extreme emergencies 911 will be called immediately.

If your student has a chronic disease (epilepsy, diabetes, attention deficit disorder/attention hyperactive disorder, or asthma) and must take medication at school, the parent/guardian must obtain, fill out and sign a medication release form, get a doctor’s statement (for each medication), and provide the medication.  This form is available in the office of your school.  The returned form and the medication will be kept in the office.

 

PLEASE READ THE MEDICINES AT SCHOOL POLICY

FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION.

See School Policy FFACA

 

Immunizations

 Immunization of school‑age children is a very important way of protecting and promoting

the health of children in Oklahoma.  In accordance with Oklahoma law, every school‑age child must have the following:

 

Children entering kindergarten through grade 6:

.       5 doses of DTP/DTaP (unless the fourth DTP/DTaP was received after the fourth birthday)

.       4 doses of Polio (unless the third dose was received after the fourth birthday)

.       2 MMR

.       2 doses of Hepatitis A

.       3 doses of Hepatitis B

.       1 dose of Varicella (Chickenpox) or a parent’s written statement of history of the disease is

        acceptable.

The completion of these vaccines from start to finish is a minimum of 6 months.  START NOW!

 

All children transferring from other school districts of other states are also required to have these immunizations.

 

It is the parents’ responsibility to follow up and finish the series of immunizations.  This is monitored closely, and your student will not be allowed to attend school if an immunization

is due.

STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND SCHOOL WITHOUT

DOCUMENTATION OF THE REQUIRED IMMUNIZATIONS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When to Keep Your Child Home from School

 

Deciding when your child is too ill to go to school can be difficult.  This decision is made more difficult do to our 10 day a semester absence rule.  However, in order for your child to be available for learning, and to control communicable illnesses in school, it is important to keep your child home for the following reasons:

 

  • Fever Above 100 Degrees Fahrenheit – Your child should be fever free, and off of all fever reducing medications for 24 hours before he/she returns to school.  Please do not give your child medication to treat a fever and then send him/her to school.  This exposes everyone to whatever illness your child may have.

 

  • Sore Throat or Tonsillitis – A minor sore throat is not a problem, however if your child has a severe sore throat with enlarged tonsils please keep them home and contact your health care provider.  If your child is diagnosed with Strep Throat, they may return to school 24 hours after they begin antibiotic treatment.

 

  • Spots/Rash – Do not send your child to school with a rash until your health care provider has said that it is okay to do so.  The child will need to bring a note from a doctor stating that he/she is okay to return to school.  Children with ringworm, scabies, or impetigo can return to school after 24 hours of appropriate treatment.  The affected areas should be covered if at all possible.

 

  • Severe Cough/Cold Symptoms – Children with severe coughs need to stay home and possibly see their health care provider. 

 

  • Red/Pink Eye and/or Drainage – If your child’s eye is red, swollen, and/or has yellow/green drainage then your child needs to stay home from school.  Your child may return to school when the eye is clear or 24 hours after beginning treatment from your health care provider.  Please bring a note from your health care provider stating that your child is okay to return to school. 

 

  • Vomiting and/or Diarrhea – Your child should stay home until the illness is over, and for 24 hours after the last episode without medications.

 

  • Head Lice – Student must be treated per our school policy (please contact the school) and checked by one of the school nurses before returning.

 

Remember to call the school every day that your child is absent.  If your child does go to see their health care provider during their absence, please bring a note to the school so that they can be excused.  Make sure the school has your current contact information in case your child becomes ill or is injured at school.  If you have any questions you may contact your child’s school nurse.

                                                                                          

 

School Insurance

We have made arrangements to provide each child in our school system with the opportunity to enroll in a medical insurance program for the school year.  This student insurance program is provided as a convenience to the students, and the school receives no compensation for this program.

 

Visitors

Visitors are always welcome at school.  All visitors must check in at the office before going to the classroom.  Parents are urged to keep in close touch with their child’s progress by frequent visits.  However, Kindergarten and first grade pupils adjust more rapidly if  NO VISITORS are present the first four weeks.  Please do not remain with your child the first full day of classes.  STUDENTS NOT ENROLLED IN GUYMON PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO ATTEND CLASS.

 

Parent Orientation 

All parents are encouraged to attend the Parent Orientation (Pre-K-2nd) at the beginning of the school year.  This is a time to meet your child's teachers and learn what will be expected of your child during the year.

 

Library

We encourage students to read for pleasure.  Each student can check out library books from the library.  Students are responsible for books checked out in their name.  Lost or damaged books must be paid for.  If lost books are found and returned, reimbursement of payment for these books may be made only during the same semester.

 

Dress Code                             

The basic design for school dress is one which emphasizes neatness, cleanliness, modesty, and safety.  Students must understand that school is a place of serious business, and their attitude toward schoolwork is often reflected in their choice of clothing. The following guidelines are in effect for Guymon Elementary Schools:

 

  1. 1.                   Skirts, dresses, shorts, and culottes are to be mid‑thigh or below.  Blue jeans are acceptable.  Biker shorts, tights, leggings may be worn if outside garment falls mid thigh or below  
  2. 2.                   Tank tops or tops with spaghetti straps may be worn with shirts under or over 

            them.  Under garments must not show or be worn as an outer garment.

3.         Any form of dress or hair style which is considered contrary to good hygiene, or

            which is destructive or disruptive in appearance, or detrimental to the purpose

            or conduct of the school will not be permitted.

4.         Low cut shirts or blouses will not be worn.  No sleeveless or see through tops are allowed.  Midriffs or short shirts that reveal the stomach or back are not allowed.  Shirts must be tucked in if they are excessively long.

5.         Printed tee shirts, which advertise alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, or          drugs; have pictorial designs or printed phrases that are sexually suggestive; have obscene connotations; and/or have a double meaning or innuendos; or are related to gang activity cannot be worn at school.  (This includes printed text on the student’s pant bottom).

6.         Clothing must be clean and not torn, cut, mutilated, sloppy, or saggy regardless of current styles (this includes pajamas). Trousers must be worn at the waistlineNever should student’s underwear be exposed at anytime.

7.         Both boys and girls must wear appropriate footwear.  Elementary (PreK-6)

            are not allowed to wear the following:  Flip-flops, open toed, open heeled and spiked or cleated soles may not be worn.  Roller skate shoes may not be worn

            (NO HEELYS).                                                                                             

  1. 8.                    Hats, caps, bandanas must not be worn inside the building except on designated days.               

            9.         Students may NOT wear watch or wallet chains, long tailed belts, or

            non-prescription sunglasses or contacts.       

          10.         To ensure the safety of all children at play, only stud or post earrings may be                                 worn.  All jewelry worn should be appropriate for school attendance and not

            pose a threat to the safety of other students.

 

Parents/Guardians will be contacted and asked to bring an acceptable change             of clothing if these guidelines are not followed.

 

STUDENT APPEARANCE VIOLATION: A student found to be in violation of the dress code will be required to change the article of clothing.  The violation will be documented, and the parent/guardian will be notified.  If changing the article of clothing to conform to the dress code requires a student to miss time from class, the absence will be recorded as unexcused, and the student will be required to work with the teacher to make-up for time lost in class.

Physical Education Dress Code: On P.E. day students must wear appropriate athletic footwear.

 

Student Code of Conduct

Students are expected to behave in a manner which is acceptable to students, teachers, administrators, and society in general.  Students are under the authority of the principal, teachers, and support staff.

 

Parents are crucial in the support given to their children and the school.  It will be our aim to work with students and parents in a positive manner.  It is therefore of the utmost importance for the teacher to communicate with the parent in securing their help, support, and cooperation.  Parents will be contacted by the school concerning disciplinary actions administered by school officials.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Student Rules of Conduct

 

¨            Students are not to threaten, intimidate, or cause bodily harm to any school                  employee or any student.  Fighting will not be tolerated.  Police can and will be

            called if needed and can result in school suspension.  See board policy fmcd

¨            Students are not to throw dangerous or inappropriate objects.

¨            Students should always have teacher permission to leave classrooms.

¨            Students should not run in halls or classrooms, and noise levels should be kept            to a minimum.

¨            Students will not use, possess, or distribute tobacco, alcohol, or drugs in the                building and/or school property (to include bus and bus stops).  This also           

            includes school activities.

¨            Students are not to have in their possession matches, lighters, knives, weapons,  

            ammunition, or nuisance items (yo-yo’s, homemade sling shots, dart guns, etc.).   

¨            Students should never leave the school grounds without proper permission.

¨            Students must not use foul language, gestures or sexually suggestive language

            or behavior.

¨            Students are not to vandalize, damage, or steal property.

¨            Students are expected to be on time for all classes unless officially excused.

¨            Students are not to bring gum or candy to school unless permission has been               given.

¨            Students are to do their own work.  Cheating will not be tolerated.

¨            Students are to be in compliance with the dress code.

¨            Students will not use gang-related hand signs or written expression.

¨            Any hand-held electronic devices not conducive to learning will not be allowed. 

            For example:         

  • cell phone
  • cameras
  • hand-held gaming device

 

SUSPENSIONS:

Consequences for repeated rule violations could result in the following:

 

Corporal Punishment: Includes up to three (3) swats by a school administrator with parent permission.

 

Students who complete assigned work during out-of-school suspension, will return their work no later than the first returning day following completion of suspension.  Assignments not returned will receive a zero.  Tests should be made up by arrangement with individual teachers. 

 

In-School Suspension/Detention (I.S.S./I.S.D):  Cannot be appealed by parents.  It is a program designed to remove a student from their regular classroom on a temporary basis generally due to

chronic classroom misbehavior or other serious concerns which normal discipline action has not corrected.  This program is also intended to isolate the student from their social peers to minimize any peer pressure which may be affecting their behavior. 

 

Out-of-School Suspension:  This is a suspension whereby a student is excluded from attending school activities, or being on school grounds for a designated period of time.  Students suspended out-of-school have the right to appeal the decision of the administration directly to the Superintendent.  An education plan will be provided for students.

Written notice of a request for an appeal hearing with the Board of Education shall be received by the district Superintendent within three (3) business days of receipt of the suspension notice.   (O.S.S.70-488) 

 

DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS

 

BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS - - PREVENTION

 

Prevention is the name of the game.  There is a desperate need for personal communication between parents and children.

 

Suggestions for parents:

 

HAVE A PARENT/STUDENT CONFERENCE EVERY DAY!

 

                                                       *   Listen to your children!

 

                                                       *   Hear their needs!                                                                                                                      

                                                       *   Be positive!

 

                                                       *   Be honest!

                    

                                                       *   Discipline when necessary!

 

Don’t depend on efforts from outside the home.  Only you can communicate effectively within your family situation.

 

We reserve the right to refer a student to the appropriate community agency.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCHOOL ON DISCIPLINE STANCE

 

DISCIPLINE:

The teacher or administrator shall have the same right as a parent or guardian to control and

discipline a child while the child is in attendance in school, in school vehicles to or from the school, or while attending or participating in any school function authorized by the school district.

 

All students enrolled in the Guymon Public Schools will be expected to abide by the rules and regulations set forth by the administration, teachers, and Board of Education while in attendance at school or school-sponsored activities, or while being transported to or from school or school sponsored activities in district-owned transportation equipment.  Any student who is found to be disobeying the rules or showing disrespect for any authorized school personnel and/or school property will be subject to disciplinary action.  The disciplinary action to be taken will depend on the severity of the violation and the number of times the student has broken regulations.

 

Discipline Plans

Guymon Elementary Schools have adopted assertive discipline plans appropriate for each grade.  Based on the idea that all children in the classroom have the right to learn and should do nothing to keep teachers from teaching and children from learning, rules and consequences have been adopted.  A copy of these rules will be provided by your child's teacher.

 

Searches

Pupils shall not have any reasonable expectation of privacy toward school administrators or teachers in the contents of a school locker, desk, or other school property.  School personnel shall have access to school lockers, desks, and other school property in order to properly supervise the welfare of pupils.  School lockers, desks, and other areas of school facilities may be opened and examined by school officials at any time.  Locks will not be permitted on the lockers of elementary school students.  Police or school personnel have the right to search persons or property with reasonable suspicion.

 


Weapons and Dangerous Instruments

A student shall not possess, handle, or transmit any object that can be considered a weapon.    Each incident involving a weapon or dangerous instrument will be subject to the appropriate Oklahoma Statutes.  Students aware of weapons on campus should report this to teachers or the principal.  Reporters will remain anonymous.  Any weapon confiscated will be turned over to the proper authorities.

 

Gang Activity

It is the policy of Guymon Public Schools that membership in secret fraternities, sororities, clubs, or gangs not sponsored by established agencies or organizations are prohibited.  Any student wearing, carrying or displaying gang paraphernalia, or exhibiting behavior or gestures which symbolize gang activity will be subject to disciplinary action.  

 

Telephone

Children will be allowed use of the telephone in EMERGENCY SITUATIONS ONLY.  Calling home for permission for non-emergency situations will not be permitted.  An understanding of what the child is doing after school should be made before coming to school.   Any change in after-school transportation MUST be accompanied by a note or parent phone call.

 

Lunch and Breakfast

Guymon Elementary Schools provide lunch and breakfast programs.  Prices are available at your child's school.  Forms will be provided to every family concerning eligibility requirements for free and reduced meals.  After $10.00 in charges, students will no longer be allowed to charge school lunch.  When lunches are paid, the student may eat school lunch.   Carbonated beverages are not allowed.  Students must eat either a school lunch or sack lunch from home.   We don’t recommend commercially produced food from retail sources.  This includes fast food restaurants.  Please contact Food Service Office to make arrangements for unpaid lunches at 338-4385.  There will be no lunch charges after April 1st of each school year.

 

Closed Campus

We have a closed campus for students at Guymon Elementary Schools.  This means students are to remain at school during school hours and their lunch period.  Parents/ Guardians wishing to take their child out of school during regular school hours will need to report to the office and sign their child out.  Students not returning to their class directly after lunch will be counted absent or tardy.

 

Going Home Promptly

Students will leave the premises of the school after school is dismissed unless otherwise directed by a teacher or school official.

 

Activity Tickets

An activity ticket is available for the entire year for all children wishing to purchase one.  The

activity ticket does not cover district tournament games. 

 

Rules for Home Games:

 1.  Be a good citizen.

 2.  Be careful/courteous to others.

 3.  Don’t play on the track.

 4.  Don’t sit on the wall or rails

 5.  Don’t climb on the hill.

 6.  Don’t throw rocks.

 7.  Don’t run in the concession area

 8.  No throwing of objects.

 9.  No running

10. Follow instructions of your parents, police or school personnel.

 

 

 

Consequences of breaking a rule: 

1.  The student activity ticket will be removed.

2.  The student will be asked to leave the game.

Inappropriate behavior at a school function will result in the loss of an activity ticket and any other action found necessary.

 

Room Parties

Two dates are set each year for room parties: Christmas and Valentine's Day.  We try to hold other activities to a minimum because of our full schedule.

Birthday treats are allowed.  Parents should notify the teacher at least one day in advance if they plan to send treats.

Surprise parties for students are not allowed.  Surprise parties for school personnel must be cleared by the building principal.

 

Flowers, Balloons, and Gifts

Flowers, balloons, and gifts will not be accepted from any individual or florist for delivery to any student attending Guymon Public Schools.  They cannot be left in the office for students to pick up.

 

Homecoming mums or garters cannot be worn during school hours.

 

Toys and Valuables

Do not allow your child to bring toys, trading cards, yo-yos, electronic items, or large amounts of money from home to school.  We are not responsible if these should be lost, broken, or stolen.

 

Weather

It will be the policy of the Guymon Schools to be open every day it is possible.  Parents are urged to use their own judgment in sending their children to school when the safety of the child is involved.  Drivers of school vehicles will use their own judgment whether to make the route during bad weather.  Local radio stations will announce school closings because of weather.  Please listen to radio (KGYN 1210 AM) or KSMM-FM 101.5 La Mexicana) for information instead of calling the school.  Early dismissal may be a possibility. 

 

Storms

Every precaution will be taken to protect children in case of severe weather during school hours.  Parents concerned about the safety of their children during a storm should feel free to come for them any time at school.  However, DO NOT TELEPHONE DURING A STORM.  The phone lines need to remain open.

 

Withdrawal/Transfer

If it becomes necessary for your child to transfer out of Guymon Schools during the school term, you must complete a withdrawal form through the principal's office.  This information facilitates enrollment at another school.  If it becomes necessary to attend another school in the Guymon system, the transfer must be approved by the principal before making the change.   School officials must be given twenty-four (24) hours notice prior to checkout procedures.

 

Individualized Programs

Individualized programs are provided for target students who qualify for Special Education:

English Language Learning (ELL), Gifted and Talented Education (GATE), Title I, and Proficiency Based Promotion.  For more information contact the principal.  

 

Band, Choir, and School Programs

A balanced curriculum is offered to all elementary students including the arts and physical education.  Choir and band are elective offerings for 6th graders.  Various programs will be presented at different times throughout the year.   Parents are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

 

Safety

The safety of children coming to school, while at school and on the way home is always of great concern to us.  We have safety units in subjects taught at school through which we stress all types of safety.  You can help a great deal if, at the first of school, you will walk with your child over his route to school, pointing out danger spots and where to cross streets.

 

We always have very heavy traffic around our schools before and after school.  In accordance with state laws, please keep our children safe by doing the following:

 

  • Obey ONE‑WAY, STOP, and STREET CLOSED signs around schools.
  • No U turns.
  • Never park by a STOP sign, in the street, or on the crosswalk for any length of time in order to let out or pick up students.
  • Obey all speed laws and traffic laws.
  • Stop for pedestrians in and around crosswalks.
  • No double-parking.
  • Do not pass a school bus with flashing lights and STOP sign extended.
  • NO PARKING in bus loading and unloading zones.
  • Always be alert.
  • NO PARKING in handicapped zone without permit.

 

Field Trips 

Extended learning beyond the classroom limits will be provided at various times through field trips. Parents will be notified prior to each of these trips.   Field trips involving transportation will not be permitted in the month of May.

 


Playground and Lunchroom Supervision

A teacher is on duty on the playground at all times during recess.  At least one teacher is always on duty in the lunchroom to maintain proper order.

 

Bus Conduct

Students should obey the bus driver at all times and treat them with the same courtesy they show their classroom teacher. 

PLEASE SEE CONDUCT RULES AND (3) OFFENSES

 

Parents will be notified if there is misconduct by a student on the bus.  If such misconduct continues, the student's bus riding privilege may be suspended by either school authorities or transportation director at 580-468-1300.

 

Wednesday and Sunday Activities

Use of school facilities must be approved by the administration.  School facilities may not be used on Wednesday after six or all day on Sunday.  No school personnel shall provide keys to any student to open school facilities without being present.  There will be NO required school activities on Wednesday evenings or Sundays.

 

Equal Opportunity

It is the policy of Guymon Public Schools in accordance with TITLE VI, TITLE IX, and SECTION 504 to provide equal opportunity without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, qualified handicap or veteran in its educational programs and activities.  This includes, but is not limited to, admissions.  Inquiries concerning application of this policy may be referred to the Compliance Coordinator.

 

Disability Accommodations

The Guymon Public Schools assure all handicapped children residing in their district the right of access to a "free appropriate public education," as mandated by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (I.D.E.A.).  For further questions, please contact your child's principal.

 

US Environmental Protection Agency Asbestos Information

The United States Environment Protection Agency has required that all public and private schools inspect all buildings for the presence of asbestos and further to develop a management plan which identifies and defines procedures for managing and scheduling re-inspections of all asbestos presenting the school.  Using the certified inspection reports, which includes a laboratory analysis records, Precision Labs of Stillwater, OK has developed a Certified Asbestos Management Plan.  A copy of the plan is available for your inspection in our administrative office and each school building during regular business hours.  All inquiries regarding the plan should be directed to the assistant superintendent.  We have begun implementing the asbestos management plan.  We are intent on not only complying with, but exceeding federal, state, and local regulations in this area.  We plan to take whatever steps are necessary to ensure the children and our employees have a healthy, safe environment in which to learn and work.

 

Sexual Harassment

               

The policy of this school district forbids discrimination against, or harassment of any student on the basis of sex.  The Board of Education will not tolerate sexual harassment by any of its employees or students.  This policy applies to all students and employees including non‑employee volunteers whose work is subject to the control of school personnel.  A separate policy applying to sexual harassment of employees has been developed.

 

1. Sexual Harassment

A.        For the purpose of this policy, sexual harassment includes verbal or physical sexual advances, including subtle pressure for sexual activity; touching, pinching, patting, or brushing against; comments regarding physical or personality characteristics of a sexual nature; and sexually‑oriented "kidding" teasing, double meanings, and jokes.

B.        Demeaning comments about a girl's ability to excel in a class historically considered a "boy’s" subject, privately talking to a student about sexual matters, hugging or touching a student inappropriately may constitute sexual harassment.

  1. C.          Writing graffiti, which names a student or otherwise identifies a student is

           potentially slanderous and constitutes sexual harassment.  Graffiti of any kind will

           not be tolerated on school property.  The Superintendent is directed to cause any

           graffiti or unauthorized writings to be removed immediately.

 

2. Specific Prohibitions

A.        Administrators or Supervisors

  1. 1.      It is sexual harassment for an administrator, supervisor, support employee, or teacher to use his or her authority to solicit sexual favors or attention from students.

 

2.   Administrators, supervisors, support personnel, or teachers who either engage in sexual harassment of students or tolerate such conduct by other employees shall be subject to sanctions, as described below.  The school district is not concerned with the "off‑duty" conduct of school personnel unless the conduct has or will have a negative impact on the educational process of the school.  Any romantic or sexual affiliation between school personnel and students, including students who have reached the age of majority (18), during school hours will have a negative impact on the educational process and shall constitute a violation of school policy.  Such violations may result in suspension of the student and suspension or termination for the employee.  Any sexual affiliation between teachers and students under the age of 18 may constitute a crime under state or federal law.

 

3. Report, Investigation, and Sanctions

A.        It is the express policy of the Board of Education to encourage student victims of  sexual harassment to come forward with such claims.  This may be done through the Grievance Process.

1.         Students who feel that administrators, supervisors, support personnel, teachers, or other students are subjecting them to sexual harassment are encouraged to report these conditions to the appropriate administrator or teacher.  If the student's immediate administrator or teacher is the alleged offending person, the report will be made to the next higher level of administration or supervision or to any responsible adult person.


2.        Confidentiality will be maintained and no reprisals or retaliation will be allowed to occur as a result of the good faith reporting of charges of sexual harassment.

  1. B.                                         In determining whether alleged conduct constitutes sexual harassment, the totality of the circumstances, the nature of the conduct and the context in which the alleged conduct occurred will be investigated.  The           

                        Superintendent has the responsibility of investigating and resolving          

                        complaints of sexual harassment.

  1. C.                                         Any employee found to have engaged in sexual harassment of students     

                        shall be  subject to sanctions, including, but not limited to warning,  

                        suspension, or termination, subject to applicable procedural and due    

                        process requirements.

  1. D.                                         Any student found to have engaged in sexual harassment of other students shall be subject to sanctions, including, but not limited to warning, suspension, or other appropriate action subject to applicable procedural and due process requirements. 

 

Grievance Procedures

It is the policy of the Board of Education to encourage victims of sexual harassment or discrimination to come forward with such claims.  This may be done through the Grievance Process.  For more information on the Grievance Process, please contact a principal or other administrator.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GUYMON BOARD OF EDUCATION

 

 

FDC

 

 

 

 

STUDENT ATTENDANCE

 

 

The Guymon Board of Education believes that in order for students to realize their fullest potential from their educational efforts, they should attend all classes if possible.  Realizing that some absences may be beyond a student's control, the board has adopted a policy that students may not miss more than ten (10) days per semester at the secondary (7-12), and more than twenty (20) days per year at the elementary level (PK-6) to receive academic credit. 

 

 

The superintendent is directed to establish an attendance regulation, subject to board approval, which supports this policy.

 

 

 

 

REFERENCE:    70 O.S. §10-105, §10-106

                                Department of Education, Administrator's Handbook

 

 

 

Policy 6.07

 

Adoption Date: 09/13/04

 

Revision Date(s):  9/13/04

 

Page 21 of 1

 

 

 

 

 

GUYMON BOARD OF EDUCATION

 

 

FDC-R

 

ATTENDANCE POLICY

(REGULATION)

 

 

In accordance with the policy of the Board of Education, each student in high school and junior high school (7-12) may not be absent from class more than ten (10) days per semester in order to receive credit for that class.  At the elementary level (PK-6) a student may not miss more than twenty (20) days per year in order to receive academic credit and to be promoted to the next level.  Absences for School Activities, and Absences by Arrangement do not count against the student for this regulation. Excused, Unexcused, and Truancy (see definitions below) are types of absences that do count against the student for the purposes of this Attendance Policy Regulation.

 

ABSENCES

 

Excused Absence:

 

  1.     Personal or family illnesses.

 

  1. 2.         Medical appointments.

 

  1. 3.         Legal matters, including service on a grand, multi-county grand, or petit jury.

 

  4.     Extenuating circumstances deemed necessary by the principal.

 

  5.     Observance of holidays required by student's religious affiliation.

 

It is the responsibility of the parent to notify the school by 10:00 a.m., if a child is to be absent for one of the above reasons.  The school will contact those students' parents who do not call.  If no contact is made, the parent must send a note or call the day the child returns before the student can be excused.  The student may promptly make up all work missed without penalty.  It is the responsibility of the student, on the day of return, to make arrangements to see that the work is made up.

 

 

School Activity:

 

  1.     The maximum number of absences for activities, whether sponsored by the school or outside agency/organization, which removes any student from the classroom shall be ten (10) for any one class period of each school year. (Standards for Accreditation – SDE 2008, O.S.S.A.A. Regulation)

 

Adoption Date: 09/13/04

 

Revision Date(s):  7/15/96, 1/29/99, 9/13/04, 10/13/08

 

Page 22 of 3

 

 

 

GUYMON BOARD OF EDUCATION

 

 

FDC-R

 

 

  1. a.       Excluded from this number are state and national levels of school-sponsored contests.

          State and national contests are those for which the student must earn the right to compete.  The criteria for earning the right to represent the school in any activity or contest must be submitted in writing by local school sponsors and approved by the Superintendent of Schools.

          b.   Due to our unusual geographic limitations, the time it takes to travel to scheduled

                activities shall be exempt.

 

  2.     The Guymon Board of Education shall appoint, at the beginning of the school year, an Internal Activities Review Committee.  This committee shall be responsible for reviewing and recommending any deviation of the activities policy to the Board.  Any deviation from the ten (10) days absence rule shall not exceed five days.

 

  3.     The student will be allowed to make up any work missed while participating.

 

Absence by Arrangement:

 

These are absences in which the parents deem it necessary that a child miss school for reasons other than those that fall within an excused absence.

 

  1.     A student may take up to five days of absences by arrangement per year.

 

   2.     A student may make up all work missed without penalty.  School work shall be completed prior to the absence or arrangements made to complete the work per teacher directions.

 

   3.     In order to take an absence by arrangement the parent or guardian must submit, at least three days prior to the absence, a written request for the student to be absent. 

 

 

Unexcused Absence:

 

  1.     This is any absence that does not fall within one of the above categories.  Work may be made up in accordance with grade level student handbooks.

 

Truancy:

 

  1.      A student is considered truant when absent from the classroom with­out the knowledge of

           either the school or the parent.  The student will be subject to further disciplinary action.

 

 

Adoption Date: 09/13/04

 

Revision Date(s):  7/15/96, 1/29/99, 9/13/04, 10/13/08

 

Page 23 of 3

 

 

 

 

GUYMON BOARD OF EDUCATION

 

 

FDC-R

 

 

Tardies:

 

  1.     A student is tardy who is not in the student's seat when the bell to begin the period sounds.

 

  2.     A student who is more than 15 minutes late is counted absent for the period.

 

 

ATTENDANCE COMMITTEE

 

A.  The committee’s purpose will be to determine if absences (above 10 days per semester at the

       secondary level or above 20 days per year at the elementary level) meet criteria for extended

       illness, whereby exempting a student from the above attendance regulation.

 

B.   Attendance committee will consist of:  Building level Administrator(s), Counselor(s), and

      Teacher(s)

 

C.   Guidelines for committee decision-making process:

 

       1.  Extended illness of student or immediate family member as documented by a physician

            will be considered.

 

       2.  Family emergency or death of immediate family member will be considered.

 

       3.  Documentation for absences may be considered when submitted with the “Formal                            Request for Exemption From Absences Policy”.

 

 

D.  Any decision of the attendance committee may be appealed, by the parent(s) or guardian(s) to

the Superintendent of Schools for appeal to the Board of Education.  An appeal request should

be done in the form of a written letter to the Superintendent of Schools.  Consideration will be

given as to the reason for the absences (documented) as well as to the attempts by parents to

minimize the absenteeism.

 

* REFERENCE:  SB 425 (38 O.S. §37)

 

 

 

 

Adoption Date: 09/13/04

 

Revision Date(s):  7/15/96, 1/29/99, 9/13/04, 10/13/08

 

Page 24 of 3

 

 

 

 

OSSBA POLICY SERVICES

 

 

EIA-R4

 

 

 

STUDENT RETENTION

(REGULATION)

 

In accordance with the policy of the board of education, the fol­lowing criteria for the selection of students to be retained in their current grade, or denied course credit, will be used in this school district.

 

Students shall be promoted or receive credit for a course of study if a grade average of  65% has been achieved for an entire course of study as determined by the teacher.

 

Students in grades Kindergarten through two must achieve minimum requirements as determined by the skills based checklist to be promoted to the next grade.

 

Students in grades three through eight must achieve a grade average of 65% or higher in all of the major courses of study to be promoted to the next higher grade.  The major courses of study are math, language arts, science, reading, and social studies.

 

Effective with students entering the first grade in the 2011-2012 school year, a student will be retained at the third grade level if the student scores an unsatisfactory level on the reading portion of the third-grade criterion-referenced test.  A student may be promoted for “good cause” if the student meets one of the following statutory exemptions:

 

(1) Limited-English-proficient students who have had less than two years of instruction in an English language learner program;

 

(2) Students with disabilities whose individualized education plans, consistent with state law, indicates that  the student is to be assessed with alternative achievement standards through the Oklahoma Alternate Assessment Program (OAAP);

 

(3) Students who demonstrate an acceptable level of performance on an alternative standardized reading assessment approved by the State Board of Education; 

 

(4) Students who demonstrate through a student portfolio, that the student is reading on grade level as evidenced by demonstration of mastery of the state standards beyond the retention level;

 

 (5) Students with disabilities who participate in the statewide criterion-referenced tests and who have an individualized education plan that reflects that the student has received intensive remediation for reading for more than two years but still demonstrates a deficiency in reading and was previously retained in kindergarten, first grade, second grade, or third grade; and

 

(6) Students who have received intensive remediation in reading through a program of reading instruction for two or more years but still demonstrate a deficiency in reading and who were previously retained in kindergarten, first grade, second grade, or third grade for a total of two years.  

 

Requests to exempt students from the mandatory retention requirements based on one of the good-cause exemptions shall be made using the following process:

 

 

 

Adoption Date:

 

Revision Date(s):  6/5/95, 8/4/99, 3/27/00, 1/16/04, 6/6/11, 10/1/12, 2/10/14

 

Page 25 of 2

 

 

 

OSSBA POLICY SERVICES

 

 

EIA-R4

 

 

STUDENT RETENTION (Cont.)

 

 

  1. 1.        Documentation submitted from the teacher of the student to the school principal that indicates the student meets one of the good-cause exemptions and promotion of the student is appropriate.  Documentation shall be limited to the alternative assessment results or student portfolio work and the individual education plan (IEP), as applicable;

 

  1. 2.       The principal of the school shall review and discuss the documentation with the teacher.  If the principal determines that the student meets one of the good-cause exemptions and should be promoted based on the documentation provided, the principal shall make a recommendation in writing to the school district superintendent; and

 

  1. 3.       After review, the school district superintendent shall accept or reject the recommendation of the principal in writing. 

 

In the elementary and middle schools, a placement committee con­sisting of the principal, counselor, and teacher(s) shall deter­mine if a student is to be assigned to the next higher grade.  The committee shall consider standardized test scores and the student's age.

 

Whenever the placement committee recommends that a student be retained at the present grade level or not passed in a course, the parent(s) or guardian, if dissatisfied with the recommendation, may appeal the decision by com­plying with the district’s appeal process.  The decision of the board of education shall be final.  The parent(s) or guardian may pre­pare a written statement to be placed in and become a part of the permanent record of the student stating the parent(s)’s or guardian’s reason(s) for disagreeing with the decision of the board.

 

 

 

 

REFERENCE:    70 O.S. §24-114.1

                                                             70 O.S. §1210.508C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adoption Date:

 

Revision Date(s):  6/5/95, 8/4/99, 3/27/00, 1/16/04, 6/6/11, 10/1/12, 2/10/14

 

Page 26 of 2

 

 

 

 

 

GUYMON BOARD OF EDUCATION

 

FFACA

 

MEDICATION:

ADMINISTERING TO STUDENTS

 

 

It is the policy of the Guymon Board of Education that if a student is required to take medication during school hours and the parent or guardian cannot be at school to administer the medication or if circumstances exist that indi­cate it is in the best interest of the student that a no prescribed medication be dispensed to that student, the principal, or the principal's designee, may administer the medication only as follows:

 

   1.       Prescription medication must be in a container that indicates the following:

 

        A.            student's name,

        B.            name and strength of medication,

        C.            dosage and directions for administration,

        D.            name of physician or dentist,

        E.            date and name of pharmacy, and

        F.             whether the child has asthma or other disability which may require immediate dispensation of medication.

             

              The medication must be delivered to the principal's office in person by the parent or guardian of the student unless the medication must be retained by the student for immediate self-administration.  The medication will be accompanied by written authorization from the parent, guardian, or person having legal custody that indicates the following:

 

        A.            purpose of the medication,

        B.            time to be administered,

        C.            whether the medication must be retained by student for self-administration,

        D.            termination date for administering the medication, and

        E.            other appropriate information requested by the principal or the principal's designee.

 

   2.       Self-administration of inhaled asthma medication by a student for treatment of asthma or an anaphylaxis mediation used to treat anaphylaxis is permitted with written parental authorization.  The parent or guardian of the student must also provide a written statement from the physician treating the student that the student has asthma or anaphylaxis and is capable of, and has been instructed in the proper method of, self-administration of medication.  Additionally:

 

        A.            The parent or guardian must provide the school with an emergency supply of the student’s medication to                    be administered as authorized by state law.

 

        B.            The school district will inform the parent or guardian of the student, in writing, and the parent or                                guardian shall sign a statement acknowledging, that the school district and its employees and agents shall                   incur no liability as a result of any injury arising from the self-administration of medication by the                             student.

 

        C.            Permission for the self-administration of asthma or anaphylaxis medication is effective for the school                         year for which it is granted and shall be renewed each subsequent school year upon fulfillment of the                         above requirements.

 

        D.         A student who is permitted to self-administer asthma medication or anaphylaxis medication shall be                              permitted to possess and use a prescribed inhaler or anaphylaxis medication at all times. 

 

 

Adoption Date:

 

Revision Date(s):  8/11/08, 7/12/2010

 

Page 27 of 2

 

MEDICATION:  ADMINISTERING TO STUDENTS (Cont.)

 

 

 

 

             E.   Definitions:

 

                    1.     Medication means a metered dose inhaler or a dry powder inhaler to alleviate asthmatic symptoms, prescribed by a physician and having an individual label, or an anaphylaxis medication used to treat anaphylaxis, including but not limited to Epinephrine injectors, prescribed by a physician and having an individual label.

 

                    2.     Self-administration means a student’s use of medication pursuant to prescription or written direction from a physician.

 

   3.       Nonprescription medication may be administered only with the written request and permission of a parent, guardian, or per­son having legal custody when other alternatives, such as resting or changing activities, are inappropriate or ineffec­tive.  The medication will be administered in accordance with label directions or written instructions from the student's physician. 

 

The administrator, or administrator's designee, will:

 

             A.   Inform appropriate school personnel of the medication being administered

             B.   Keep an accurate record of the administration of the medication

             C.   Keep all medication in a locked cabinet except medication retained by a student per physician's order

             D.   Return unused prescription to the parent or guardian only

 

The parent, guardian, or person having legal custody of the student is responsible for informing the designated official of any change in the student's health or change in medication.

 

This policy statement will be provided to a parent or guardian upon receipt of a request for long-term administration of medication.

 

 

 

 

REFERENCE:    10 O.S. §170.1

                                                             59 O.S. §353.1

                                                             70 O.S. §1-116, et seq.

 

 

 

 

 

GUYMON BOARD OF EDUCATION

 

 

FNCD

 

HARASSMENT

 

 

It is the policy of this school district that threatening behavior, harassment, intimidation, and bullying of students by other students, personnel, or the public will not be tolerated.  Students are expected to be civil, polite, and fully engaged in the learning process.  Students who act inappropriately are not fully engaged in the learning process.  This policy is in effect while the students are on school grounds, in school vehicles, at designated bus stops, at school-sponsored activities, or at school-sanctioned events transportation, or attending school-sponsored activities, and while away from school grounds if the misconduct directly affects the good order, efficient management, and welfare of the school district.  Threatening behavior, harassment, intimidation, and bullying of students by electronic communication is prohibited whether or not such communication originated at school or with school equipment, if the communication is specifically directed at students or school personnel and concerns harassment, intimidation, or bullying at school. 

 

Harassment is intimidation by threats of or actual physical violence; the creation by whatever means of a climate of hostility or intimidation; or the use of language, conduct, or symbols in such manner as to be commonly understood to convey hatred, contempt, or prejudice or to have the effect of insulting or stigmatizing an individual.  Harassment includes but is not limited to harassment on the basis of race, sex, creed, color, national origin, religion, marital status, or disability.

 

As used in the School Bullying Prevention Act, "harassment, intimidation, and bullying" means any gesture, written or verbal expression, electronic communication or physical act that a reasonable person should know will harm another student, damage another student's property, place another student in reasonable fear of harm to the student's person or damage to the student's property, or insult or demean any student or group of students in such a way as to disrupt or interfere with the school's educational mission or the education of any student.  Harassment, intimidation, and bullying include, but are not limited to, a gestures or written, verbal, or physical acts, or electronic communications.  Such behavior is specifically prohibited. 

 

Harassment set forth above may include, but is not limited to, the following:

 

   1.       Verbal, physical, or written harassment or abuse;

 

   2.       Repeated remarks of a demeaning nature;

 

   3.       Implied or explicit threats concerning one’s grades, achievements, etc.;

 

   4.       Demeaning jokes, stories, or activities directed at the student;

 

  1. 5.          Unwelcome physical contact.

 

The superintendent shall develop procedures providing for:

 

   1.       Prompt investigation of allegations of harassment;

 

   2.       The expeditious correction of the conditions causing such harassment;

 

   3.       Establishment of adequate measures to provide confidentiality in the complaint process;

 

Adoption Date:

 

Revision Date(s):  5/16/02, 7/03/08, 7/09/12

 

Page 29 of 2

 

 HARASSMENT (Cont.)

 

 

   4.       Initiation of appropriate corrective actions;

 

   5.       Identification and enactment of methods to prevent reoccurrence of the harassment; and

 

   6.       A process where the provisions of this policy are disseminated in writing annually to all staff and students.

 

A copy of this policy will be furnished to each student and teacher in this school district.

 

 

 

 

REFERENCE:    21 O.S. §850.0

                                70 O.S. §24-100.2

 

 

THIS POLICY REQUIRED BY LAW.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

            Date___________

 

ONLY ONE PER FAMILY PLEASE!!!

 

TO: PARENTS AND GUARDIANS OF TRANSPORTED STUDENTS

 

FROM: SCOT DAHL, DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION

REFERENCE: STUDENT CONDUCT ON DISTRICT BUSES

 

Guymon Schools feel that the safe and efficient transportation of students is an essential element to the process of education. We employ fully qualified and well trained bus drivers for the safe transport of your children to and from school. Statistically, no group of drivers has a better safety record for accident free miles that school bus drivers.

 

School Laws of Oklahoma (70-9-101), section 170, states that a school district may provide transportation for students living more than 1 1/2 miles from school and be reimbursed by the State; there, transportation is permissive, not mandatory. Deviate behavior by any passenger may divert the driver's attention and jeopardize the safety of themselves and others. It is imperative that we not condone unacceptable behavior or language on our buses.

 

We request your help and support in enforcing the following bus passenger rules.

 

First Offense: Bus driver will submit, to the principal, a report of deviate behavior and/or language. The principal will send a copy of the report to the child's parent or guardian and reprimand the student.

 

Second Offense: Bus Driver will submit, to the principal, a report of deviate behavior and/or language. The principal will call the parent or guardian and request that they come to his office for a conference with the student, bus driver and principal.

 

Third Offense: Bus driver will submit, to the principal, a report of deviate behavior and/or language. The principal will notify the parent or guardian by telephone and certified mail that the student has been suspended from being transported on any bus owned and operated by the Guymon Public School, District 1008, for the remainder of the semester in which the offense occurred. Your signature will signify that you have read and understand the above rules. After affixing your signature, return this memo to your child's bus driver. If you have not returned a signed copy of this memo within three (3) school days, your child will not be transported until you comply.

 

STUDENTS NAMES           GRADE                SCHOOL    

 

_______________________________________________  __________________________                                                                                                                   PRINT/PARENT/GUARDIAN

                                                                                                                                _________________________________                                                                                                        

                                                                                                                                PHYSICAL ADDRESS

                                                                                                                                _________________________________                                                                                                                                              WORK/HOME PHONE NUMBER

  

 

         

 

 

RETURN

 

GUYMON BOARD OF EDUCATION

 

 

FLB

 

PARENTS RIGHT-TO-KNOW POLICY

 

 

At the beginning of each school year, any district that receives funds under NCLB Title I shall notify the parents of each student attending any school receiving funds that the parents may request, and the agency will provide the parents on request (and in a timely manner), information regarding the professional qualifications of the student’s classroom teachers, including at a minimum, the following:

 

            Whether the teacher has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade                      levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction.

 

                       Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status                               through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived.

 

                       The baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate                                          certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the                                 certification or degree.

 

                       Where the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their

                       qualifications.

 

In addition parents may request and a school shall provide to each parent:

 

                       Information of the level of achievement of their child in each of the State                                   academic assessments as required under NCLB; and

 

                       Timely notice that their child has been assigned, or has been taught for fur or                              more consecutive weeks by, a teacher who is not highly qualified.

 

The notice and information provided to parents under this paragraph shall be in an understandable and uniform format and, to the extent practicable, provided in a language that the parents can understand.

 

Adoption Date: 

 

Revision Date(s):01/2009

 

Page 32 of 1