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Changes to NBHS Student Handbook for 2017-2018 Presented

Changes to handbook for 2017-2018

 

College Credit Plus (Dual Enrollment, Online and On Campus)

  1. Students who enroll in a college course offered here in NBHS (dual enrollment) will not be permitted to drop a different class period from their schedule. These students will be in session all day.
  2. Students who enroll in an online college course can do 2 things: (1) drop a HS course most closely to its equivalent, and (2) opt out of a study lab. The student in this case can leave the building only for 2 periods.  However, the student may stay and work here in a supervised setting
  3. Students who enroll in an on-campus college course may do 2 things: (1) drop a HS course most closely to its equivalent, and (2) be away from the HS building for drive time. A study lab won’t be offered as an option at a different time of day.
  4. The last day to drop a NBHS course will be 2 calendar weeks from the first day of the NB semester. Students may not, for example, drop an elective course simply because they don’t need it to graduate.  In that case, the student receives a withdraw/fail with GPA calculations in effect.
  5. All students are required to take a minimum of 5 courses. College bound students should be taking 7 courses as a minimum (or equivalent with CCP courses).  Students are responsible for working with the guidance counselor and athletic director to ensure OHSAA eligibility.
  6. Simply stated, if you are in Dual enrollment, you will have a full schedule here. If you are in an online course, you must have 6 periods full that are not study labs.  If you have an campus courses during the school day, you will be here either 5-6 periods depending on drive time.
  7. CCP students must sign in and sign out in the office each day.
  8. CCP students’ designated lab is the Media Center.
  9. When a CCP on campus course is over, the student cannot return to school during that time just to ‘hang out’. The student’s CCP schedule remains in effect until the end of NB semesters.

PROCEDURE FOLLOWING ABSENCE FROM SCHOOL

Upon returning to school following an absence, a student must report to the main office. They are to present a written excuse to the main office unless personal or phone contact was made on the day of the absence.  This written excuse must state the specific reason for the absence-see “Excused Absences”.  The excuse must be submitted no later than the end of the second school day following the absence or the absence will be counted as unexcused (see unexcused absence). Stated differently, after 2 days after an absence has passed, the work on the day of the absence will remain unexcused. Students will then be given an “admit” slip they must present to their individual teachers in order to be able to receive credit for made up missed work.  If students fail to present the slip, their absence will be recorded as unexcused and credit for make-up work will not be given.

 

Students are required to pay to participate.  Full refunds will be given if the athlete quits prior to the 1st scrimmage or game.  After that, or if the student is removed from the team for another reason, refunds will not be given.

 

Cheerleading uniform payment is the responsibility of the cheer family and is not refundable.

 

*If a student has their device confiscated and held in the office, that student may not bring or use a different phone/device during the time the 1st phone is held for parent pick-up.  And student seen using a phone/device in this situation will be subject to the next progression of phone consequences.  State more simply, no electronic devices other than school issued ones are permited until the student gets back the one that was taken.

 

STEALING

Middle and high school students caught stealing ANYTHING will face the minimum consequence of a Friday detention.  Students caught stealing more expensive items including but not limited to shoes or technology devices will be dealt with more severely and will be given a minimum 1 day out of school suspension.  Stealing is not differentiated between school owned or personal property.  Future offenses during the school year will be more severe than the student’s first consequence.  If an item is taken and then later returned, it can still be considered stolen if the item was missing for any length of time.  (In other words, you can’t steal someone’s milk and then return it 10 minutes later and say you didn’t steal it.  It is still considered stealing).  The School is not responsible for personal property and will not investigate all items that are stolen.  Students should lock things in their school locker and gym locker.

 

Vacation requests may be denied if a student has (1) five vacation days have already been used for the school year, (2) used up their 5 parent excused absences in that semester, (3) has grades lower than Cs OR (4) the student has had 10 overall absences during the same semester as the vacation request.  Also, students do not get the same amount of time to make up school work as allotted for sickness (1 day per each day missed if excused).  Students on a vacation get ½ the amount of time to make up school work.  Example: A student is on vacation for 4 days, then work must be made up in 2 days upon return.

 

ATTENDANCE – DAY OF PARTICIPATION

It is the policy of the North Baltimore Local Schools Main Building that a student must be present in school the entire day of an athletic contest, practice or extracurricular activity to participate, unless the student’s absence is excused because of a doctor appointment (with documentation from the doctor, in original form or faxed directly from the office), court appointment (with documentation from the court) or prior approval has been obtained from the Athletic Director or Principal. In the event of a funeral, students are expected to attend school before and after the service to maintain eligibility.  Any student who uses a vacation day or part of a vacation day will forfeit extracurricular participation on that day.  If absent or partially absent from school without proper excusal or prior approval from the Athletic Director/Principal, the student may not attend the extracurricular activity.  Students and parents, please make sure that if you have a question about this guideline that you ask prior to the absence to avoid any misunderstandings with regard to this rule and its consequences.

 

Acceptable Use Policy: Students are not allowed to take chromebooks outside the school building.  Students cannot take them home.  Penalty is ISS.  (This was not written in handbook and should be).

 

Acceptable use: students may not use the camera feature to capture, record, or transmit audio, video or still photos of other students, faculty, or staff during school hours unless permission is granted in advance.

 

  1. Hanging Signs/Posters and Distribution of Materials (New)

Students cannot place signs or items on school walls, doors and such.  Any poster or paper must be approved by the principal in advance.  Students cannot distribute materials, such as propaganda, to other students.  Not may students use school devices to create such items.  First consequence: detention with increasing discipline on future occasions.

 

“A student who might be in trouble cannot use their device in the office.  A student who is sent to the office by a staff member or is potentially in trouble will turn off their phone and give it to the principal or secretary.  The student might later retrieve their device after the investigation is completed.”

 

BUS CONSEQUENCES:

1 day off the bus

1 week off the bus

1 month of the bus

Loss of bus privilege for the remainder of the semester

*These are minimum consequences that do not reset at the semester change

More extreme problems may result in additional discipline such as detentions, Friday detentions, Suspension or permanent removal from the bus for the remainder of the year.

 

DRUG TESTING:

Students who cannot give an immediate sample will be given cups of water to facilitate their ability to give a sample. These students will be kept in a secured area until they are able to produce a sample. If they do not produce a sample within the 45 minute time limit from time of check in, they will be deemed ineligible to participate. The student must then go to the drug testing facility Great Lakes Biomedical  in Perrysburg, OH to provide a sample in person before they can participate in a practice, game or contest. Parents, not the school, are responsible for providing transportation.  Leaving during school time is not considered a doctor’s visit and will be unexcused, resulting in loss of practice or game time that night.  You may leave after school and return to attend practice with full participation.  If as a result of being late for a bus to a game, the student may forfeit the right to play.

 

Fighting: is defined as throwing a punch whether it lands or not: punishment in most circumstances is 5 days OSS for HS and 2 days OSS for MS.  Consideration is given to circumstances, and the principal determines the number of suspension days prior to any appeals process.

 

Friday detention: If a student misses a Friday detention, their suspension from school (whether in-school or out-of-school starts at that time on Friday (2:45).  Therefore, students who skip cannot attend weekend events such as athletic events, dances or other social activities until their suspension is served the following week.

 

DRIVING

(minor offense) revving engines on school property.

 

DRESS CODE

Anything that you would not regularly wear to school on a typical day can be a dress code violation (usually a detention) if worn on a day other than during spirit weeks.  Examples include, but are not limited to, students wearing capes.

 

Ripped, torn, or ill-repaired clothing must be below fingertips if skin is visible (see “TEST” below)

 

EXCESSIVE ABSENCE POLICY/Habitually Truant (House Bill 410) NEW

  • A parent or guardian may excuse a student from school only 5 occurrences per semester. A letter may be mailed home notifying the parent/guardian that the student has exhausted the allotted parent excuses.
  • Student absences beyond 5 occurrences will be unexcused unless a doctor, court, or funeral director excuses the absence
  • Habitually truant is defined as 30 unexcused hours of school consecutively, 42 or more hours in a month or 72 or more hours in a year. The student will be referred to the school’s Absence Intervention Team which includes the student, a parent, the SRO, Guidance Counselor and Principal.  Failure to follow the plan developed at that meeting results in court referral.

 

ELIGIBILITY

For a pupil to be eligible during any nine weeks grading period, he or she must have been in school the preceding 9 week and passed subjects for that 9 weeks which earn a minimum of 5 credits per year toward graduation. A grade-point average of 1.5 must also be attained.  The online courses offered taken by a student for the first time through our in-house opportunity school are regular courses that count toward the 5 credits needed under OHSAA eligibility.  However, courses taken for credit recovery do not count toward the 5 credits needed under OHSAA eligibility.

 

Student Council/Class Officer Candidacy Declaration Form

 

Name                                                                                                                                      

 

Grade (2017/2018)                                                                    GPA                                        

 

 

Mark which position you wish to run for. You may mark more than one:

 

 Class Officer                                      Student Council (mark even if running for an office)

  President

  Vice President

  Secretary

 

Student Council Requirements:

 

  1. Must meet all eligibility requirements
  2. If your grade drops below a 2.5, you will be dismissed from Student Council.
  3. Must attend all meetings and organized student council events.
  4. If you miss three meetings/events and/or 1 dance you will be removed from Student Council.
  5. Student Council runs all homecoming activities, the blood drive, and additional fundraising activities.
  6. Must participate in all student council fundraising activities

 

Class Officer Requirements:

  1. Must attend all meetings and organized class events
  2. Officers will run all class meetings, with agendas.
  3. Senior class president will organize graduation and will be in charge of class reunions.
  4. Junior Class president will be in charge of running prom committee and speaking at prom as well as crowning prom king and queen.
  5. Must participate in all class fundraising activities.

 

Please gain five student signatures                    and       two teacher signatures

 

  1. 1.                                                        
  2. 2.                                                        

 

 

Student Signature                                                                                

 

Parent Signature                                                                                  

 

Forms must be completed and turned into Mrs. Frey
Student Council Contract

 

As a member of Student Council, I                                                                 understand I am required to:

set up for dances

clean up after dances

work sign up tables at lunch

attend all meetings

attend all dances

attend Powder Puff/Dude’s Volleyball

work the Blood Drive (juniors/seniors especially)

complete all fundraising events

participate in extra service projects/activities to better the school and community

 

If I miss more than three meetings/events and/or one dance, I understand I will be removed from Student Council and will no longer be recognized as an active member. I know that if I have a valid reason, arrangements must be made at least 48 hours in advance and written notice must be given in a timely fashion to my advisor. Students involved in CCP will be required to make arrangements to attend meetings during lunch.  If my GPA drops below a 2.5, I understand this will also be a cause for dismissal. Being a member of student council does not entitle me to get in free to the dance or out of class to not be productive during any assigned activity. If I do not follow rules, I acknowledge this can also result in being removed. By signing this contact, my parent/guardian and I agree to fulfill my duties as a Student Council member.

 

Student Signature                                                              Date                      

 

Parent Signature                                                                Date                      

 

Advisor Signature                                                                              Date                ______

 

 

 

North Baltimore Local Schools

On-line Course(s) Learning Contract

 

 

Student Name _________________________ has been enrolled in the following On-line course(s).

 

CourseCredit

Recovery

IEPPeriodSemester
1Y  NY  N1 2 3 4 5 6 7 81  2  3
2Y  NY  N1 2 3 4 5 6 7 81  2  3
3Y  NY  N1 2 3 4 5 6 7 81  2  3
4Y  NY  N1 2 3 4 5 6 7 81  2  3
5Y  NY  N1 2 3 4 5 6 7 81  2  3
6Y  NY  N1 2 3 4 5 6 7 81  2  3
7Y  NY  N1 2 3 4 5 6 7 81  2  3
8Y  NY  N1 2 3 4 5 6 7 81  2  3

 

  1. Credit Recovery Course

Students have failed a required semester course and are now enrolled in credit recovery.

 

Outcome

  • Student will complete all work assigned in course by the semester due date with a passing grade of 60% or better to receive credit.

Resources

  • Students will have access to computer lab, Mrs. Miller’s Room 305, to work on courses. (See periods listed above.) Except during the summer when lab-time is limited.

Learning Alternatives

  • Students can access courses from home or library.

Lab Expectations

  • Student Behavior:
    • Stay on-task at all times
      • Must complete 5% of course(s) each week.
        • Completing Quizzes, Exams, and Papers/Projects weekly.
        • Progress is monitored daily. If at any time progress drops below 5% per course in a week, a detention will be issued to give extra lab time to ensure completion by due date.
      • Work quietly without disturbing my classmates
      • Follow the directions of the teacher
      • Ask for help if needed
      • Put my best effort into the required work.
      • Follow school rules.
      • Complete my courses by end of the semester.
        • If student does not complete a course within the current semester, the student may be removed from an elective class the following semester in order to ensure the student meets graduation requirements.
      • No streaming of music or videos on computer or cell phone unless ok’d by Miller.

Out of School Expectations

  • Students will be required to work on course(s) outside of school hours to ensure completion by due date.

 

*           *           *           *           *           *           *           *           *           *           *            *

 

  1. On-line Courses

Student has chosen to take an on-line course.

 

Outcome

  • Students will follow the Code of Conduct as outlined in the school planner.
    • Discipline Policy will be followed for any breaching of code of conduct.
  • Students will follow attendance and grade outlined in the school planner.
    • Student will complete all work assigned in each quarter with a passing grade of 60% or better to receive credit.
      • Assignments will be posted in ProgressBook. Any assignment not completed by end of 9 weeks will be given a zero and grades will be posted.  Any exam not completed by exam date will be given a zero. Grades for online elective (not Credit Recovery) will be included in determining eligibility for  participating in Extracurricular Programs, including sports per OHSAA rules.

Resources

  • Students will have access to computer lab, Mrs. Miller’s Room 305, to work on courses. (See periods listed above.) Except during the summer when lab-time is limited.

Learning Alternatives

  • Students can access courses from home or library.

Lab Expectations

  • Student Behavior:
    • Stay on-task at all times
      • Must complete 5% of course(s) each week.
        • Completing Quizzes, Exams, and Papers/Projects weekly.
        • Progress is monitored daily. If at any time progress drops below 5% per course in a week, a detention will be issued to give extra lab time to ensure completion by due date.
      • Work quietly without disturbing other classmates
      • Follow the directions of the teacher
      • Ask for help if needed
      • Put best effort into the required work.
      • Follow school rules.
      • Complete assignments by the end of the each of the nine weeks.
        • Incomplete assignments will be given a zero
      • No streaming of music or videos on computer or cell phone unless ok’d by Miller.

Out of School Expectations

  • Students will be required to work on course(s) outside of school hours to ensure completion by due date.

 

Consequences

Detention will be issued for any infraction of Lab or Out of School Expectations ______  ______

Parent & Student Initials

Contracts must be signed in order for student to be enrolled.

 

Signed:

StudentParentStaffDate

 

 

 

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