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Board of Education Adopts Handbook Changes

Handbook Changes – July 2018 BOE Meeting    

 

GRADING SCALE

Adopted 7-2-18

 

 GRADE POINTS                     GRADING SYSTEM

A = 4                                        A = 90-100                              

B = 3                                        B = 80-89

C = 2                                        C = 70-79

D = 1                                        D = 60-69

F = 0                                         F = 59 & Below

 

ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Adopted 7-2-18

The best educational setting is one that is free from as many distractions as possible. Personal electronic devices such as pagers, cell phones, iPods and iPads have a tendency to be misused and cause many distractions within the school day.

To that end, it is school policy that these devices are not to be used during school time due to their disruptive nature. Students are not to have these items in their backpack or on their person during the school day. We expect students to leave their electronic devices in their book/coat locker (silenced or off) or in their vehicle during the school day. The school will not be responsible for theft or damage of these items. Emergency contact with students must take place through the office by phone or walk-in request. Student cell phones are not to be used for parent/relative contact during academic hours.

The following consequences will result for a violation of this policy:

Ist offense:  The device will be confiscated for the remainder of the school day. A warning will be issued as a result of an administrator/student conference and parents will be notified.

2nd offense:  Again, the device will be confiscated and parents will be notified to pick it up at the office. The student will receive loss of all electronic privileges at school for ten consecutive days and be placed in ISS for two days.

3rd offense:  Parents will be notified about the students repeated willful disobedience of the school’s personal device policies. The student will be considered “defiant” and placed on discipline steps appropriately. This will result in multiple days of OSS and loss of all electronics at school for the remainder of the semester, or school year depending on the timing of the repeated infractions.  

 

New Policy (added into the “academic” section):

 

 

SEMESTER TESTS

Adopted 7-2-18

Cumulative tests or “finals” will be administered to high school level students at the end of each semester.  These exams will test the knowledge the students have gained over the course of the semester and help them prepare for major exams in further academic studies.  Semester tests may consist of performance tests, projects, or written exams and will count as ten percent of the students’ final semester grade.  A general scheduling of semester test dates will be published in the district calendar each year.  A clearly specified exam schedule will be made available to students and parents from the high school office within the last three weeks of each semester.