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Elemetary Handbook 2017-2018
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

 

HENNESSEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CREED
I am a Hennessey Elementary School student.
I have great expectations for myself.
I accept the challenge to become the best that I can be.

Yesterday's failures are behind me.
Today's successes are now before me.
I will make today the very best day of all, For this day begins the rest of my life.

I accept the responsibility for my behavior and its results.
I do not have the right to interfere with the learning and well being of others.

With my family and teachers,
I will determine what I will become,
For the education I receive today will make me a leader of tomorrow.

 

 

SCHOOL SCHEDULE

Grade          Lunch Times         Recess                   Teacher Plan Times

Pre-K            12:15-12:35            12:35-12:55            8:20-9:10

Kinder           11:55-12:15            12:15-12:35            9:15-10:05

1st                12:05-12:25            12:25-12:45            11:05-11:55

2nd                11:45-12:05            12:05-12:25            10:10-11:00

3rd                11:35-11:55            11:55-12:15            12:35-1:25

4th                11:25-11:45            11:45-12:05            1:30-2:20

 

PARENT INVOLVEMENT

Parent involvement is crucial in the success of student learning. If you’d like to volunteer to help read or work with students please sign up as a volunteer with our school counselor. Another way to become involved is through the elementary parent/teacher organization. Hennessey Elementary has a parent/teacher organization which supports the elementary in a multitude of ways.

 

VISITORS

All visitors must report to the office upon entering the building where they will be provided a visitor’s badge. Parents will then be allowed to go to classrooms or the cafeteria. Students will be called out of class and brought to the office at the parent’s request.

 

PHONE CALLS

Incoming phone calls for students will be taken in the office and messages delivered at the end of the day. Please do not call the office every day to let your child know how to go home. Discuss how they are to go home each morning before school. Students will go home the same way everyday unless a parent sends a note to their child’s teacher stating a change on how they will go home.

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER

The new early childhood school is a secured building at all times. Doors are kept locked all day for student safety. Parents will not be allowed to enter the building during the school day without permission.

If you need to check a student out during the day please come to the main office. Then you can walk to the new building and a school official will have your child at the front door.

If you would like to visit your child’s classroom please come by the main office to check in and get a visitor sticker. A school official will unlock the front doors for you at the new school.

 

 

 

 

 

SAFETY PROCEDURES FOR DROP-OFF & PICK-UP

Student Drop-Off Mornings:   For the safety of all our students, parents are not allowed to enter the school building in the morning to eat breakfast with their child or go to morning recess with them. All students will need to be dropped off by car, bus, or walk/bike. Our school has 15 staff members on duty each morning in specific areas starting at 7:40 to ensure the proper supervision and safety of your child. Please help us maintain a safe school for all students by following our guidelines for morning drop off safety.

 

Option #1:     Students may be dropped off in the north loop between our two buildings. Please exit Iowa Street and enter the new loop going south. When you get to the overhang your child may enter through the new north café doors. Please unload two cars at the same time. After your child is dropped off proceed ahead and exit to your left. Please watch for buses entering the school. This loop closes at 8:00 and a gate will be closed.

 

Option#2:      Students may be dropped off in our west playground gate. The students can play at morning recess or go through the school doors to eat breakfast.

 

Option #3:     Students may be dropped off in the front of the main school after 8:00 when buses have cleared. Students are not allowed to be dropped off in front of the building from 7:30- 8:00. This is for buses only.

 

Please do not drop your child off anywhere else than option #1, #2, or #3 and have them walk up to school. This is unsafe and unsupervised.

 

Parents are allowed in school building in the mornings to conduct normal school business such as meetings with principal or teachers. All parents are to check into the office first.

 

Breakfast line is closed at 8:05.

 

Please have students at school by 8:00 each day. The morning recess bell rings at 8:05 and the students will be going to their classrooms. The tardy bell rings at 8:15.

 

Pre-K parents are allowed to walk their child to breakfast, morning playground, and to class the first two days of school. Then after that Pre-K parents are not allowed to enter the school.

 

Student Pick-Up Afternoons:     Parents do not walk up to the school and pick your kid up in the hallways, gym, classrooms, between buildings, or outside the building doors. This is a huge safety concern for all of our students. I know it is easier for parents to do this, but it is not safe for our students. All students will go home by car line, school bus, and school supervised walkers and bike riders. We do not want to be rude or disrespectful, but any parents that show up in these areas will be asked to get in a car line and pick up their child. Getting 410 students home safe each day is no small undertaking. It takes a lot of organization from the school and help from the parents to get our students home safe! Student safety is our #1 concern at all times!!

 

Siblings: In families that have more than 1 student attending school you can pick all your children up at the same time in the car line. The school will get the younger siblings to the oldest sibling’s classroom and they will be car riders in the same spot.

 

North LotPre-K and Kindergarten students will be dismissed at 3:00 p.m. Please exit off Iowa into the far east entrance. Loop around and pick your child up in front of our new building. Please pull up to our first staff person on duty. We will load 4 students at a time.

 

West Playground Gate- 1st & 2nd grade students will be picked-up at 3:20 p.m.

 

North Loop - 3rd & 4th will be picked up at 3:20. Please exit Iowa Street and enter south on the new loop. When you get to the café doors stop and your child may enter the vehicle. After your child is picked up proceed ahead and exit to your left. Please watch for buses entering the school.

 

Walkers/Bike Riders: Students who walk home or ride a bike will meet a school staff member by the library south door. When all kids get assembled a staff member will safely walk the students out of the building and across Walnut Street as one big group.

 

Office Pick Up: Students may not be checked out of school early to avoid car lines. All students will go home by car, bus, or walker/bike. Students will only be checked out of school from 2:30-3:30 for an excused reason such as doctor’s appointments or family emergencies.

 

Bus Pick Up: Buses will be in front of the building starting at 3:20. Please do not park in front of the school at this time. Buses will leave at 3:25 each day.

 

Our Early Childhood Center is a locked and secured building at all times. Parents please come to the main elementary school office for your child’s needs. We will get your child for you or deliver anything to them that they need.

 

ABSENTEEISM

Our purpose in this school is that of educating students. Without your presence, we cannot accomplish this purpose. It is the responsibility of the parents to see that their students attend school. All work missed, FOR ANY REASON, must be made up.

1. Absences will be labeled as following.

  1. Excused Absence – must have doctor’s      note or proof that they have attended funeral (DOES NOT COUNT TOWARDS FIVE (5) DAYS).
  2. Absent – must have note from parent      or phone call.
  3. Truant – unexcused absence (no phone      call, no parent notification).

 

A student who is absent without valid excuse for ten (10) or more days or parts of days within a semester will be reported to the student’s parent/guardian and the Kingfisher County District Attorney. The parents may incur legal liability regarding their failure to compel the student to attend school.

 

TARDY POLICY 

The school day begins at 8:15. If a student is not in the classroom by 8:15 am they will be considered tardy. A parent must check their child into the office if the 8:15 bell has already rang. An excused tardy will only be permitted if a doctor’s note accompanies the student and the parent brings the student into school.

 

Students will serve one Saturday School detention for each 6 tardies they accumulate during a semester. Failure to attend Saturday school will result in 2 days of in school detention or corporal punishment.

 

Our Pre-K and Kindergarten students really need to be at school and in lines by 8:05. When students are later than 8:05 they have to wait in the office until school staff can walk them over to our new Early Childhood Center.

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Students enrolled in Physical Education will be required to participate, unless the student provides a doctor’s note documenting the student’s condition and specifically states the duration of time the student must sit out and not participate.

 

CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

A list of students who will miss class for any co-curricular activity

must be given to teachers by the sponsor no less than two days

before the activity absence.

 

Students are encouraged to have assignments ready to be turned in upon their return to school but will be allowed 1(one) additionalday, if necessary. Students attending extended school activities of two consecutive days or more will be given an additional day of makeup time for each day absent. Students who attend a co-curricular activity as a spectator and not a participant are required to

have their homework complete upon their return.

 

FIELD TRIPS / ACTIVITIES

Elementary non-educational field trips and activities are a privilege. Therefore, any student suspended during the semester of a scheduled field trip or activity will lose field trip and activity privileges.

 

When any Hennessey student participates in a class field trip away from school, these guidelines need to be followed:

a)    Students need to act appropriately at all times.

b)    Parents are more than welcome to follow the bus to the location of the trip or meet their child/children at the location.

c)     Parents may check their child/children out to take home at the end of the field trip.

d)    If a parent wishes to send their child/children home with another parent or friend at the end of the field trip, then the parent must present a permission note to their child’s teacher in person before the trip

e)    Parents should not take a child out of another grade to go on the trip with a sibling.

f)      If a student must maintain a minimum grade to be eligible to participate in a field trip or activity, it shall be disclosed to parents and students, in writing, prior to the signing of the permission slip.

 

LUNCHES

All meals must be purchased from food service at Elementary Multi-Purpose Room before 8:15 and at lunch time. Money for lunches can also be accepted in the school office.

Students, school employees, and staff will be allowed to charge a maximum of five (5) charges, except at the end of the school year when no charges are allowed.

Reminders are sent home with the students (Monday, Wednesday, Friday for Elementary students, Tuesday and Thursday for Middle and High School students).

 

Cafeteria office staff will call parents if their accounts are needing money.

 

 

BIRTHDAY PARTIES/CLASS PARTIES

There will be three class parties per year at the Elementary School: Halloween, Christmas, and Valentines. Parents/Guardians will be notified of specific dates. These parties will begin at 2:30 p.m

Birthday parties are allowed the last 10 minutes of the school day but must be cleared with the class teacher. Parents/Guardians may bring refreshments for their child’s birthday and serve to the entire class. Please follow the above rule for healthy snacks. No gifts may be exchanged from students or parents at school birthday parties.

Students may give invitations to classmates for a personal party, IF invitations are given to EVERY student in the class, and the teacher must approve.

Flowers or balloons that are delivered to the school for students will be kept at the office until school is dismissed. At that time students may come by the office to pick up their flowers, balloons, etc., before leaving school.

 

MEDICATION

The school does not provide medication (prescription or non-prescription) of any type. Medication, provided by the student or parent/guardian of the student, shall only be dispensed to a student with a signed Medical Release Form provided in the school office. All medication needs to be in the original container. All medications must be dispensed by the school nurse or office personnel, not by the student. No medicine will be dispensed without written parental permission.

 

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES

Hennessey Schools encourage communication between home and school. Every effort will be made to confer with parents/guardians if they will call the school to set up an appointment with the teacher(s).

Scheduled parent-teacher conferences will be yearly. Parents/Guardians will be notified in advance of specific dates and times.

 

PRE-KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM

All students entering the pre-k program must be toilet trained, unless documentation is in place stating otherwise. All students in pre-k program are required to be up to date on immunizations. In order to enroll in pre-k after October 1, the child must have previously attended an approved pre-k.

 

TELEPHONE OR ADDRESS CHANGE

Please notify the school immediately if there is a change in your address, telephone number, baby-sitter, or emergency contact person. This information is very important in the case your child becomes ill or injured.

 

EAGLE RALLY

On Friday mornings we will have an all school assembly. We will recognize student achievement and promote school pride. The Rally will start at 8:25 a.m. and end before 9:00 a.m. Each week a different class will lead the assembly. If we are out of school on Friday the assembly will be on Thursday.

 

EATING WITH STUDENTS

          You may eat lunch with your child at school or take your child off campus for lunch anytime you choose. Students will need to be checked out in the office by the parent before leaving campus. Parents will be invited to a family Christmas meal at school in December.

 

DISCIPLINE

School society is similar to any organized society or government. As such, it must have rules of conduct to achieve a desired mode of behavior. This is the basis of the “Social Contract” theory of government. An individual surrenders some personal freedom for the betterment of society as a whole.

 

These rules apply to school, assemblies, and school functions.

 

 

 

INFRACTIONS

 

Level I

Level II

Level III

Grooming 1st   offense

 

Grooming 2nd   offense

 

Horseplay

Fighting (pushing   & shoving)

Fighting

Cheating Homework

Cheating Test

 

Disrespect

Defiance

Repeated Disrespect   & Defiance

Medication Over   Counter

Tobacco

Drugs & Alcohol

Verbal Abuse

Verbal Assault

Verbal Racial and   Sexual

Pocketknife

 

Weapons

Vandalism

Vandalism Property   Broken

Vandalism Property Destroyed

Stealing Small

Repeated Stealing

Stealing Big

 

 

Criminal Offenses

Bullying

Bullying Repeated

Bullying Severe

Threatening Others

Endangering   Self/Others

Death Threats

Tardies (6)

 

 

Bus Rules

Bus Rules Repeated

 

Playground Violation

Dangerous Playground   Violation

 

Café Violation

Dangerous Café   Violation

 

 

 

POSSIBLE CONSEQUENCES

(Not in sequential order)

Level I

Level II

Level III

Parent Conference

Parent Conference

Corporal Punishment

Student Conference

Student Conference

In-School Detention

Loss of Lunch in   Café

Behavior Contract

Short Term   Suspension

Loss of Recess

Detention After   School

Long Term Suspension

Counselor Referral

In-School Detention

Contact Law   Enforcement

School Community   Service

Short Term   Suspension

 

Saturday School

Corporal Punishment

 

Corporal Punishment

Loss of locker   privileges

 

 

Community Service

 

Loss of bus   privileges

Loss of bus   privileges

 

Zero or Lessening   Grade

Zero or Lessening   Grade

 

 

 

CORPORAL PUNISHMENT

State law protects the right of school officials to administer corporal

punishment. Such punishment is authorized by the Board of

Education for use only in cases when other attempts of controlling

behavior have been unsuccessful. Such punishment shall not be

administered in a cruel, unjust, or malicious manner, or over the

objection of the parent or guardian. It is the responsibility of the

parent or guardian to notify the school if corporal punishment is an

unacceptable form of discipline for their child. When it is determined that corporal punishment is necessary to enforce school discipline, it shall be carried out by the school administrator using the following procedure:

a)    Check files to see if parents have contacted the school in regards to not spanking student.

b)    The student will be removed to a place of privacy.

c)     The student will be informed of the reason for the corporal punishment and it will be administered in the presence of a witness who must be a full time certified employee of the school district.

d)    An official report on corporal punishment will be filed in the school office listing the name of the student, name of the person administering the punishment, and the name of the witness.

e)    No student will receive corporal punishment without parent notification.

 

SATURDAY SCHOOL

Students may be assigned Saturday School by the principal. Time of Saturday School will be from 9:00am – 12:00pm. Saturday School will be used for the following:

  1. Make up work
  2. Tardies

Failure to attend Saturday School as scheduled by the principal will result in a (2) two day suspension or corporal punishment.

 

BULLYING POLICY

Hennessey Schools will not tolerate bullying of any kind including electronic and cyber bullying.

 

  1. “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, gestures, written, verbal, or physical      acts, or electronic communications;
  2. “At school” means on school grounds,      in school vehicles, at designated school bus stops, at school-sponsored      activities, or at school-sanctioned events;
  3. “Electronic communication” means the      communication of any written, verbal, or pictorial information by means of      an electronic device, including, but not limited to, a telephone, a      cellular telephone or other wireless telecommunication device, or a      computer; and
  4. “Threatening behavior” means any      pattern of behavior or isolated action, whether or not it is directed at      another person, that a reasonable person would believe indicates potential      for future harm to students, school personal, or school property.

 

If bullying behavior persists, consequences will become increasingly severe. Infractions and possible consequences will be based on level one, two, and three according to student handbook.

 

FIGHTING

Any physical violence or altercation will not be tolerated at Hennessey Public Schools. Any student fighting during school, on or off school grounds, or during any school activity will face immediate disciplinary action. Assault will result in immediate skipping to third offense. Law enforcement will be contacted in cases of assault. Consideration may be given if a student was attacked or acted in self-defense. This does not mean there will be no discipline administered.

Consequences for fighting:

First offense: Corporal punishment or one day suspension

Second offense: Three day suspension or corporal punishment

Third offense: Five day suspension and behavior plan

 

DRUG FREE CAMPUS

The use of tobacco, alcohol, or any illegal drugs in any form is not permitted in the school building, on school grounds, or at any school activity. Drug dogs will be used for detection on all school properties and school functions. Any student found in possession of tobacco containers or using tobacco, alcohol, or illegal drugs on school property or within 500 feet of school property or on school time will be immediately suspended from school.

 

House Bill 1204, prohibits the furnishing of cigars, snuff, chewing tobacco and other tobacco products to minors and requires minors to furnish the source of such products to law enforcement officials or teachers.

 

Consequences for tobacco violations:

First Offense: 1 day suspension

Second Offense: 3 days suspension

Third Offense: 5 days suspension and loss of all extracurricular activity privileges

Fourth Offense: May lead to suspension for remainder of the school year.

 

Consequences for alcohol violations:

First offense: 10 days suspension.   School will contact law enforcement.

Second offense: May lead to suspension for remainder of the semester and the next. School will contact law enforcement.

 

Consequences for illegal substances:

First offense: School will contact law enforcement and may lead to suspension for remainder of the semester and the next.

 

BUS RIDER RULES

1. Be on time at the designated school bus stop — keep the bus

on schedule.

2. Stay off the road at all times while waiting for the bus. Bus riders

should conduct themselves in a safe manner while waiting.

3. Wait until the bus comes to a complete stop before attempting

to enter.

4. Be careful in approaching bus stops.

5. Bus riders are not permitted to move toward the bus at the school

loading zone until the bus had been brought to a complete stop.

6. Keep hands and head inside the bus at all times after entering

and until leaving the bus.

7. Assist in keeping the bus safe and sanitary at all times.

8. Remember that loud talking and laughing or unnecessary confusion

diverts the driver’s attention and may result in a serious accident.

9. Treat bus equipment as you would valuable furniture in your own

home. Damage to seats, etc., must be paid for by the offender.

10. Bus riders should never tamper with the bus or any of its equipment.

11. Leave no books, lunches or any other articles on the bus.

12. Keep books, packages, coats and other objects out of the

aisles.

13. Help look after the safety and comfort of small children.

14. Do not throw anything out of the window.

15. Bus riders are not permitted to leave their seats while the bus is

in motion.

16. Horseplay is not permitted around or on the school bus.

17. Bus riders are expected to be courteous to fellow pupils, the bus

driver and the patrol officers or driver’s assistant.

18. Keep absolutely quiet when approaching a railroad crossing

stop.

19. In case of road emergency, children are to remain in the bus.

20. After leaving the bus:

a. When crossing the road, go at least ten feet in front of the bus, stop,

check traffic, watch for bus driver’s signal, then cross the road.

b. Students living on the right side of the road, should immediately

leave the bus and stay clear of traffic.

c. Help look after the safety and comfort of small children.

d. The driver will not discharge riders at places other than the regular

bus stop except by proper authorization from the parent or school.

LUNCHROOM BEHAVIOR

  1. Due to health and safety concerns      for your child, students will NOT be permitted to share drinks or food      items with other students
  2. Please do not send glass containers      in your child’s lunch
  3. Gum is not permitted in the      Elementary School at any time.
  4. At the principal’s discretion, a      child may be removed from the lunchroom situation for inappropriate      behavior
  5. Any student who leaves the school      grounds for lunch must have a parent or guardian sign and date a      permission slip stating that the student may leave during lunch with a      parent, friend, or relative
  6. Students are not to bring any coke,      soda, or pop with their lunch.
  7. Parents are invited to eat lunch      with their children.
  8. All food and drinks must remain in      the cafeteria.

 

PLAYGROUND

  1. Students will consider the teacher      or teachers in charge of the playground as their supervisor and will be      directly under their supervision
  2. Parents must send a note requesting      their child not be sent to recess or gym class due to illness or minor      injuries.
  3. Children will not be sent outside      when it is raining or extremely cold.
  4. Students must stay within the school      boundaries at all times unless given special permission by the playground      teacher to retrieve stray toys, etc.
  5. During recess, students are not      allowed to go into the school building without the playgrounds teacher’s      permission
  6. Student may not kick balls or throw      toys towards buildings, crowded areas, or vehicles
  7. Tackling is not allowed at any time
  8. Students may not bring personal toy      items to school
  9. NO ROCK OR SNOWBALL THROWING
  10. Swings are not to be twisted. Only one person on a swing at a      time. No jumping out of swings.
  11. Students may go down slides in a      forward position only. There is to      be no playing at the top of the slides.      
  12. No food, candy, or gum is allowed on      the playground or school grounds
  13. When the bell rings students must      line up, and the teacher will send students into the building.

 

LUNCH and RECESS DETENTION

Students serving lunch/recess detention will eat lunch and work on assignments in the office. The school principal assigns lunch/recess detention.Students who fail to serve lunch/recess detention on the date assigned will receive an extra day of detention and/or other possible consequences as assigned by the school principal. Teachers have the right to detain students in their classroom during recess times. Parents will be notified if a student misses recess an excessive number of times due to a lack of completed work.

CONDUCT AT SCHOOL FUNCTIONS

Students attending school functions as participants, or as spectators

are expected to follow the same rules for proper behavior they

follow during the regular school day. Failure to abide by these rules

may result in the loss of the privilege of attending school functions

for the remainder of the school year or other disciplinary actions as determined by the school principal.

 

GROOMING GUIDELINES

The dress code at Hennessy Schools is a part of our total educational program.   Our goal is to create a safe school environment conducive to learning, and most importantly, to help young people learn to make good decisions about the appropriateness of dress for different occasions.

Final determination of appropriate dress is the responsibility of school administrators.

 

  1. Students will keep hair neat, clean and well-groomed. Hair cannot restrict vision.

 

2.     Skirts/Pants/Shorts. Clothing is to be worn at the natural waistline; no sagging or rolling the tops under will be permitted. Clothing is to be free of tears or holes which inappropriately expose the body or create a safety issue. Gaping holes and tears are prohibited. Shorts, skirts, and dresses should be no shorter than mid-thigh; they should extend past the index finger when worn at the natural waist.  If a student chooses to wear leggings, a shirt must cover the entire area of the waist and hips to the mid-thigh.

 

 

3.     Shirts/Blouses/Tops. Clothing should appropriately cover the shoulders and upper body. Tops will be long enough to cover the midriff area with arms raised. Tube tops, halters, and backless tops are not appropriate. No oversize arm holes will be permitted unless an appropriate shirt is worn underneath. No cut-off sleeves will be permitted. Tank tops of permitted garments must be a minimum width of four fingers, determined by using the fingers of the person wearing the garment.  Plunging necklines are not permitted.

 

4.     Sheer clothing is to be worn with appropriate clothing underneath. Undergarments should not be visible.

 

  1. Clothing and/or accessories with suggestive or offensive patches,      badges, or printing are not permitted. No written slogan of profanity or      advertisement of tobacco, alcohol, or drugs shall be worn. Sexually      suggestive articles are not permissible.

 

  1. All      students must wear shoes to, from, and during school.

 

  1. Caps, hats, visors or other head covering are not permitted within      the school building unless approved by the school administration.

 

  1. Sagging pants below the waistline are not permitted nor is the      wearing of chains permitted.

 

  1. The      administration may act on any improper dress using discretion and good      judgment for the general well-being of the students and school system.

 

  1. Elementary students are not allowed to wear flip flops to school.

 

  1. This      guideline may be adjusted by the principal for special occasions.

 

CELL PHONE POLICY

Cell phones are to be turned off and kept out of sight in the school building and on school grounds, and use is prohibited during the school day from 7:40 a.m.-3:20 p.m. Any cell phone heard, seen, or used will result in confiscation. Anytime a cell phone is confiscated, it will be turned into the office

 

MUSIC / GAME/ ELECTRONIC DEVICES

All music/game/electronic devices will be prohibited from being in the classrooms and hallways at school. These include, but are not limited to, tape players, cd players, digital music players, ie., (Ipod, Itouch, MP3 players, Zunes), and gaming devices, ie., (PSP, gameboys). If stolen or broken the school is not be responsible.

 

GENERAL RULES

When compiling a student handbook, not every rule can be mentioned. Therefore, other general rules will exist at Hennessey Public Schools. However, any rules of this nature will be discussed and explained to students. The administration reserves the right to add additional rules and consequences as the need arises.

 

GRADING SYSTEM

A 90-100

B 80-89

C 70-79

D 60-69

F 59 and below

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ACADEMIC AWARDS

At the end of each semester we will have an awards assembly and honor roll lists will be published:

Superintendent’s Honor Roll—only students with all A’s;

Principals’ Honor Roll— no grade less than a B.

 

REINFORCEMENT

Parents are asked to help their child with homework and reinforcement activities at night. Please make time to help your child with their activities each night and listen to them read. Your child should be reading or you should read to your child a minimum of 20 minutes EVERY night…more is better.

 

ASSIGNMENTS/HOMEWORK

Concepts are best learned through application. In most cases, students are given adequate time during the school day to complete their work. There are times that work needs to be completed at home. In most cases, this work is due the next day unless specific directions to the contrary are given. Lowered grades and other consequences may result from late papers.

Our goal is to teach responsibility as well as subject matter. Parents’ daily involvement in their child’s homework will help teach responsibility and insure that the loss of privileges will not occur.

 

MAKEUP WORK

All work not completed due to absences will be made up. Students will have the days missed plus one day for each day of absence to make up work. Work not made up will become a zero. Any student enrolling in school after the official opening date of school, who has not attended another school that school year, must make up all work missed.

 

WITHDRAWAL FROM SCHOOL

Any student withdrawing from school must get a withdrawal slip from the principal. It must be signed by each of the student’s teachers and returned to the principal. Any student who withdraws or is dismissed from the school before the end of the semester will receive no grades or credits for their classes.

 

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL RETENTION POLICY

Whenever a teacher, with the approval of the building administrator, recommends that a student be retained at the present grade level, the parent or guardian, if dissatisfied with the recommendation, may appeal the decision. The teachers that the student has for the current school year, along with the principal, will review the student’s attendance record and classroom performance. A meeting will be set up with the parent to discuss the retention. The final decision will rest with the school principal.

 

Hennessey Elementary will follow S.B. 346 in retaining third grade students. The law states if a reading deficiency is not remedied by the end of third grade, as demonstrated by scoring at the unsatisfactory level on the reading portion of the OCCT or OMAAP, in 2013-2014, the student shall be retained in the third grade.

 

A student who does not attend 80% of the school year will be retained.

 

LICE and NITS

Any student afflicted with head lice may

be prohibited from attending Hennessey Schools until such time

as he/she is free from head lice. (Section

815—School Laws of Oklahoma)

Any student found having either live lice or nits will be excluded

from school with the student being counted absent.

A school staff member will conduct further examination of the student’s head and

the staff member will have the authority to grant readmission into

the classroom/educational setting. Children who have live bugs or

nits will not be readmitted. This policy will be enforced to ensure

the good health of all of our students.

 

 

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