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            Priest River Junior High School

2008/2009

HANDBOOK

 


 

Priest River Junior High School is a 7th and 8th grade school that strives for academic excellence and quality education. We are also the “middle man” in making elementary students ready for young adulthood. With that in mind, our staff/curriculum endeavors to meet the needs of every student.

We work hard to develop the student as a human being. We impress upon the student that responsibility, respect, and a positive attitude are keys to educational success.

Our entire staff wishes your child happiness and success in his/her education here. With our Mission Statement in mind, we hope to have a very successful 2008-2009 school year.

Please don’t hesitate to call us at 448-1118 or visit us on our web site at www.westbonnerschools.org.

 

Principal

Gary Go

 

 

Mission Statement

The mission of School District #83 is threefold:

          1. To assist EVERY students in achieving their full potential as individuals.

          2. To create a partnership which strives to include All students, parents and community members.

          3. To cultivate a safe, nurturing environment that promotes

                        A. Mastery of essential learning

                        B. Individual responsibility for life choices.

                        C. Respect for one another

                        D. Learning as a life-long process

  

 

Instructions to Students and Parents/Guardians

We have worked hard to compile the most important information to enable our students to succeed here at our school. Please read through this handbook carefully and thoroughly. 

When both you and your student have completed reading this handbook, please tear off the signature sheet. Print student’s name and each sign in the space provided. This is to let the school know that both you and your student have read and understand the contents of this handbook. Also include in this handbook is a permission sheet to be signed by student and parent/guardian giving permission to use the school’s computer system to access services. Please read, sign, and return these forms immediately.  There is a check off box on the handbook form for forms we need returned.

While the policies and procedures in this handbook are in place for the current year, we welcome your feedback and will take your suggestions into consideration when we assemble the handbook for the following year.

If you have any questions or concerns about how our policies and procedures affect your student, feel free to contact us at Priest River Junior High School.


 

Campus Rules:

 PRJHS is a closed campus school. THIS MEANS THAT ONCE STUDENTS ARRIVE AT SCHOOL THEY MUST STAY UNTIL THEY ARE EXCUSED AT THE END OF THE DAY, UNLESS A PARENT PICKS THEM UP AND THE OFFICE HAS EXCUSED THEM. Whenever students leave or arrive at times other than the beginning or end of the day, they must check in with the office. Leaving without following the set procedures is considered truancy.

 Classes start at 8:00 A.M. and go until 2:35 P.M.   Morning supervision starts at 7:30 A.M.  Students are not allowed at school without supervision.  For sports or other extra-curricular activities, students must be supervised by their coach.  It is the students and parents responsibility to find an alternate place if no supervision is provided.

 Before leaving school for any reason, students must be checked out through the office to a parent or guardian.  In some circumstances and with prior approval, a student will be permitted to leave for some medical/dental appointments with a note from home. When returning, students need to sign back in at the office. Students must also check in with the office upon arriving late to school, regardless of the reason.

Check In/Out Procedures  ALL VISITORS to our campus are required to sign in and out. This is a safety procedure.

 

Dress Code

Students at PRJH should take pride in their school, as well as their personal appearance. Clothing should be comfortable and give the impression that we are here to learn. Students should follow these guidelines when dressing for school: 

·        No chains either from wallets or belts.

·        No hats or head coverings are to be worn in the school

·        Clothing must not contain any symbols, words, pictures, etc, that are alcohol/drug related, are sexually explicit/implicit, or deemed in appropriate by the building administrator.

·        Coats are to be left in lockers, except at lunchtime.   Backpacks will be left in lockers and not brought to class.

·        Shorts, dresses, skirts, and slits in skirts must reach the end of the student’s fingertips when they place their arms at their sides.   NO PAJAMAS OR SLIPPERS!!

·        All tops must have straps at least one inch in width and must be long enough to reach the top of the pants or skirt when the arms are extended above the head.

·        Revealing, tight, or excessively baggy pants, tops, half shirts, tube tops or other like clothing are not permitted. No underwear may be exposed (tank top undershirts may not be worn as outerwear).

·        Shoes must be worn at all times (even outside).

·        No gang-related items (as per administrative discretion), and no chains.

·        No “Heelers” or roller shoes allowed.

·        No face paint.

  

Lunch

            Students may bring a sack lunch from home or purchase a hot lunch in the school cafeteria. All lunches are to be eaten in the cafeteria.

            Students are expected to display appropriate behavior during lunchtime. This means:

·        Display safe, sane and respectful behavior towards others.

·        Display respect for lunch supervisors and their requests

·        Stay seated while eating, and remain seated until eating area is clean.

·        Throw your trash in the waste can.

·        Do not take other people’s food.

·        Keep your voice down.

·        NO horseplay in the lunch room.

·        NO gum in school.  Gum will be taken away and student given pickup duty.

·        NO energy drinks.

·        NO eating or drinking in halls or classrooms.

·        NO sunflower seeds.        

Lockers

            The school will issue a locker to each student at no initial charge to the student. Coats, books, bags and other materials are expected to be kept in lockers. The school is loaning the lockers to the students, and students are expected to take good care of them and keep them clean. Valuables should be left at home. The school is not responsible for items that are lost or stolen from students.

            Note: Lockers are school property and are subject to search and seizure of property according to the District, State, and Federal guidelines governing both student property rights and our administrative duty to protect the safety, health, and right to the orderly learning environment of all our students.  Any unassigned lockers will be locked.  Student locks must have a key or combination left in the office or lock could be cut off. 

           

Dos and Don’ts of locker use:

·        Do not move into another locker.  You need to use the locker that you were assigned to.

·        You may not use any stickers in or on your locker.

·        You may not write on or in your locker.

·        You may not hang inappropriate pictures in your locker.

·        No sharing lockers.

·        You may use only removable transparent tape.

 

Honor Society

            Students with a grade point average of 3.25 of higher may be eligible for membership after one quarter of enrollment. Membership is based on leadership, character, citizenship, service, and scholarship. Throughout the year members plan and organize school and community service projects.

   

 

General Policies and Information

 

A.S.B. Cards

            Student may purchase an A.S.B Card for $20.00.   Showing the card admits the student into PRJHS athletic events free. It also allows admittance into school sponsored dances at a discount price. ALL STUDENTS WHO PARTICIPATE IN ATHLETICS MUST PURCHASE AN A.S.B. CARD.

 

Athletics/Co-curricular Activities

            Priest River Junior High School strives to provide a variety of co-curricular opportunities throughout the year. Students participating in these activities are expected to maintain high academic and behavior standers. In order to participate in any sport, the students-athlete must maintain a 2.0 grade point average at all times. Grade checks will be done periodically during the season. Any failing grade may result in a one week suspension from the team. If a second grade check is done in the same season and the student-athlete is still failing, this may result in dismissal from the team. In addition, the student-athlete must have an up to date physical on file, carry insurance, and purchase an A.S.B. Card.

            *Discipline vs. Sports:  Any student that spends the day suspended (in school or out of school) will not be allowed to participate in that day’s event- whether it is a practice, game, or match.

             Activity Guidelines:  Students are not to be on school grounds before or after school hours waiting for practices or activities to start without supervision.  It is the students and parents responsibility to find an alternate place to go.  Students will not be let into the school until the said coach or supervisor is there to supervise.

The following sports are offered:

Girls Volleyball              1st Quarter

                                    Football                           1st Quarter

                                    Wrestling                         2nd Quarter

                                    Boys/Girls Basketball   3rd Quarter

                                    Boys/Girls Track           4th Quarter

                                    Cheerleading                  1st-3rd Quarter  

 

Guidance Procedures

            The counseling program helps students strive for academic success, resolve personal and social issues, establish goals, and explore career opportunities. Appointments must be made in advance.  To make an appointment, stop by the counselor’s office or leave a note in the counselor’s mailbox.

 

Confidentiality

            Your student’s records are kept confidential and shared only with those who have a legitimate educational interest and need to know the information (Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act – FERPA 34 C.F.R).

 

Copies

            Copies will be available to students for classroom assignments, reports, articles, newspapers, etc. at a cost to the student of 10 cents per copy.   Small laminations   (8 ½ by 11) will cost 75 cents.

 

Telephone

            The telephone in the office is available for student use only in case of an emergencySTUDENTS ARE TO TURN OFF THEIR CELL PHONES IN THE BUILDING.  NO CELL PHONE USE DURING CLASS HOURS.   CELL PHONES CAN BE USED BEFORE SCHOOL AND AT LUNCH.   

 

Library Use

            The library is open from 7:30 a.m. until 2:45 p.m. The library is a quiet place of study. The academic atmosphere of the library is to be respected at all times. Care and respect for books and periodicals are mandatory. All fines must be paid promptly or loss of school privileges will result. Any student losing a library book, as well as a textbook, will be expected to reimburse the school the value of the book.  Coats, bags and backpacks are not allowed in the library.

 

Assemblies

            Each assembly has an objective that requires students’ attention and orderly behavior. Students who do not comply will be excluded from such activities. AT ALL ASSEMBLIES STUDENTS WILL SIT WITH THEIR FIRST PERIOD CLASS IN THEIR ASSIGNED AREAS.

 

  

Attendance Policy

            Attendance at school is directly linked to success as a student. Therefore, absence from school is strongly discouraged except in cases of illness or injury requiring medical attention, death in family, or legal injunction. In no case should a student be absent without the knowledge and consent of a parent or guardian.

 

Attendance Policy Procedures: Excused Absences

  • Excused Absences

If student is out due to illness or injury without prior knowledge, parents/guardians are requested to call the school (by 9:00 a.m. on the day that the absence occurs, if possible). If the call cannot be made, a written note, signed by the parent or guardian will be accepted for the absence if delivered to the secretary within three school days of the absence.

  •  Long-term, excused absences       

For extended absences (i.e. family vacations) parent/guardians are strongly encouraged to contact the school attendance secretary to obtain a Permission Form for Extended Student Absence. This form should be requested at least one week in advance of the planned absence.

  •  Make-up work/absentee assignments (for excused absences only)

Students are allowed to turn in make-up class homework for excused absences only. This make-up work is due at the classroom teacher’s discretion. For extended absences, teachers will allow one week from the student’s return for make-up work to be completed. If you know in advance of an absence, including school sponsored events; teachers must be notified one day in advance to allow them to provide the absentee assignments. These assignments will then be turned in upon return to class.

Teachers may notify coaches of a student’s failure to complete make-up assignments. This will jeopardize the student’s future participation in such activities.

 

Attendance Policy Procedures: Unexcused Absences

If a parent/guardian does not notify the school excusing their student’s absence, it will be recorded as “unexcused.” Missed work is to be made up and appropriate credit given according to individual teacher grading policies.  It’s important that you clear your student’s unexcused absences as soon as you can.

  • Truancy

A student is found to be truant when he/she is absent from one or more classes, willfully, without justifiable reasons or permission. This includes, but is not limited to skipping class or leaving school grounds without permission. Refer to “Student Conduct and Discipline Policy” for disciplinary actions.

 

PRJHS Attendance Guidelines

 

  • Verification of Attendances

Absences will be checked each period to verify attendance (excused & unexcused absences, as well as tardies and disciplinary assignments.)   All forms of absences will be taken into consideration when verifying attendance.

 

  • Notification to parents

After 3 Absences- A written notice will be sent to parents.

After 6 Absences- Another written notice will be sent out to parents in addition to either a personal contact by the principal or a parent/administrative/student conference.

After 9 Absences- The School Attendance Committee will meet to review and make a recommendation on retention; decisions to retain students may be appealed to the board.

 

  • School Attendance Committee:

The School Attendance Committee will consist of four teachers and the building principal. Two teachers will be permanent members for the duration of the school year.  The other two teachers will be teachers of the student in question.

  • Rewards and Incentives:

Rewards and Incentives will be established for those students who miss 2 of fewer days each semester.

 

  • Tardies

Future policy revisions may incorporate additional guidelines relevant to student tardies.

Current building and district policy states:

“Tardies shall be defined as not being in you seat with materials out when the tardy bell rings. Students not sitting and working when the tardy bell rings may be counted tardy. Students who are tardy will not be sent out of the class for being tardy, but they will be informed that they have been marked tardy. Students with more than three tardies in a class per quarter may be referred to the principal. Referral to the principal shall be seen as a Step II infraction.”

  • Additional Measures:

An in-service will be given to staff regarding the use of the School Master Program and how to gather attendance and student information from it.

 

Retention Policy

 

Students who receiving failing final grades in two or more core classes (English, History/Social Studies, Math, Science, may  be recommended for retention. Parents and students will be notified of deficient performance prior to the conclusion of the school year (i.e. via progress reports, report cards, telephone calls, conferences, and/or counselor notification, etc.)

 

  • Summer School

Summer School is for students who failed two or more core classes.

     

Student Conduct and Discipline Policy

 

Priest River Junior High School, along with School District #83, recognizes the constitutionally guaranteed right and freedoms of students. With the exercise of rights come responsibilities and duties. Students are responsible for their own conduct and are expected to contribute positively to the learning environment of the school. Each student has a right to an orderly learning environment. No student may infringe on the rights of other students by choosing to behave in a disruptive way.

There are consequences for violating the student conduct and discipline policy. Each consequence will depend on the violation and whether the violation is a first offense or repeated act.

Depending on the severity of the student’s violation of the conduct policy, teachers and the school principal will attempt to solve all problems informally before proceeding to the next level of consequences.

 It needs to be fully understood that students assigned disciplinary action will NOT be allowed to participate in any extracurricular activities (i.e. sports, band, choir, dances, field trips, club activities, etc.) until consequences have been fulfilled.

Priest River Junior High School has adopted West Bonner County School District’s Five Step Discipline model for student behavior that is major (i.e. fighting, harassment, stealing, etc.) or behavior that the teacher has repeatedly confronted ( and has exhausted classroom discipline options, and involved parents and the counselor where appropriate before referring to the principal).

 Principals may repeat any step or jump to a higher step as they deem appropriate based upon circumstances and the severity of the infraction. The reason(s) for repetition (i.e. three months since last time sent out of class) of jump to a higher step (i.e. attacked a student) will be stated on the discipline record.

  

Description of General Disciplinary Consequences:

  •  “ Zero Tolerance”:

The “Zero Tolerance” policy refers not to mandatory expulsion but to mandatory School Board Action. The punishment is up to the discretion of the trustees as directed by federal and state laws and school board policies.

 

  • Administrative hearing:

Highest level of disciplinary action. A meeting occurs between parent, student, hearing officer, and school administrator to decide whether or not to recommend that the student be expelled, Administrative hearing can be held at the school of school district office. The hearing officer hears information from all persons present then decides which of the following to do:

a)  reinstate the student with a signed contractual agreement. This agreement will clearly state guidelines which the student must follow and consequences that will occur if the student fails to abide by the contract; or

b) refer the student’s case to the school board for possible expulsion.

 

  • Detention:

Extra work time under supervision of a staff member, usually before school or  during lunch.  Detention may include duties such as bleacher or campus clean-up.

 

  • Expulsion:

When student’s unacceptable behavior in severe, the superintendent, after consolation with the building principal and guardians, will recommend to the Board of Trustees that a student be expelled from school. State Board of Education regulations will be followed in cases requiring long-term suspension/expulsion.

 

  • Hall Passes:   Students will have a hall pass from their assigned class each time they are in the hallways during class time.  

     

  • In-house Suspension:

Detention time served on the school grounds in a designated and supervised room.

 

  • Long-term Suspension:

A long-term suspension occurs when a student is removed from school for 5 days or more. This occurs when a student’s presence at school may interfere with a learning atmosphere of calm and order. The student may be re-enrolled after she/he agrees, in writing, to conform to appropriate behaviors. Procedures, as outlined in West Bonner County School District’s Policy Manuel, will be used for long-term suspension. Special education students require alternate due process procedures as described in said regulations. These procedures, designed to protect disabled children, will be followed.

  

  • Short-term Suspension:

A short-term suspension occurs when a student is removed from school for 1-5 days. The length of suspensions is determined by the severity of the student’s behavior.

 

  •  Referral for Legal Action:

      This occurs when the unacceptable behavior is a direct violation of state and/or federal law. The case is immediately referred to the police.

 

  • Restitution:

      Restitution will be sought from anyone for damage or for the theft of personal or school property. This includes: damage to school facilities (i.e. bathrooms, lockers, desks, etc.), damage or loss of school textbooks, materials, and supplies for which students and parents are responsible, or damage to personal property of school employees or students, of facilities and school grounds.

 

 

Description of Disruptive and Unacceptable Behaviors and Consequences for each:

  •  Five Step Discipline  Model

þ     Step I- A students privilege is taken away (i.e. recess) of a minor punishment is given (i.e. detention). A Discipline Record is initiated.

 

þ     Step II- More privileges or additional minor punishment is given and parent(s) is called.

 

þ     Step III-Student is given in-school suspension or out-of-school suspension and parent(s) is brought to school before student is allowed to class.

 

þ     Step IV- Student is given out-of-school suspension (1-3 days), missed schoolwork is to be made up and credit given and parent is brought to school before student is allowed to return to school.     

 

þ     Step V- Student is suspended for five days, missed school work is to be made up and credit, and a parent(s) is brought to school before the student is allowed to return to school.

 

 

  • Arson: Malicious or willful burning of school property.

1st Offense- Step IV and possible administrating hearing. Superintendent, parents, and authorities are notified.

 

  • Assault: Generating fear by threatening or doing physical harm to others.  Assault is one-sided violence directed toward another person and it falls into two categories; physical and verbal.

1st Offense-Physical-Step IV

                          Verbal- Step II and possible suspension

 

  • Battery: Causing bodily harm by hostile physical contact.

            1st- Step IV

 

  • Cheating/Plagiarism: Using any other person’s work or ideas as your own work without permission.

            1st Offense- Teacher discretion in accordance with classroom cheating policy, which will be posted with classroom expectations, and mandatory parent/teacher/student conference.

 

  • Classroom Disruption: Any disruptive behavior that interferes with the learning process.

            1st Offense- Step I

 

  • Defiance of School Authority: Refusing to comply with reasonable demands or requests by school personnel in places or activities where schools have jurisdiction.

            1st Offense- Step I

 

  • Disrespect to Staff: Engaging in any behavior that shows lack of respect for school personnel. A written apology is required in addition to any other potential disciplinary actions.

            1st Offense- Step I

 

  • Extortion:  An attempt to get anything of value from another person by intimidating or threatening with violence.

            1st Offense- Step III

 

  • False Fire Alarm: Tampering with the fire alarm system to disrupt the educational program.

            1st Offense- Step IV

 

  • Fighting: Demonstrating hostile physical contact where a party inflicts harm to another.

            1st Offense- Step IV

 

  • Forgery: Signing someone else’s name to something on which you are supposed to get your parent/guardian’s signature.

            1st Offense- Consequences will depend upon the severity of the offense.  

  

  • Harassment: Verbal and/or physically abusive actions addressed toward another.

            1st Offense- Physical- Step III

                                 Verbal- Step II

 

  • Inactivity: Failure to make a reasonable and continuous effort to learn.

            1st Offense- Step I

 

  • Inappropriate Display of Affection/Kissing: Appropriate display of affection is limited to holding hands.

            1st Offense- Step III      2nd Offense – Step IV

 

  • Indecent Exposure: Intentional exposure of part of one’s body where such exposure is likely to be an offense to accepted standards of decency.

            1st Offense- Step III

 

  • Possession, Use, of Distribution of Alcohol or Controlled Substances:

Any relationship with controlled substances, meaning possession, sale of use.

            1st Offense- Authorities and parent/guardians will be immediately notified. Student will be refereed to the Board of Trustees for Expulsion.

 

  • Possession of Use of Tobacco: Any relationship with tobacco, meaning possession, distribution, or use.

            1st Offense- Step III- Authorities may be notified

 

  • Possession or Use of Weapons: Any relationship with possession or use of a weapon.

            1st Offense- Authorities and parent/guardians will be immediately notified. Student will be referred to the Board of Trustees for Expulsion.

 

  •   Possession of Lighters or Matches: Having in your possession lighters or matches.

            1st Offense- Step I- Items will be immediately confiscated.

 

  • Profanity: Using non-verbal or verbal expressions that are crude, offensive, irreverent or coarse to demonstrate contempt or disrespect.

            1st Offense-Step I

 

  • School Bus Disruption: Interfering with the safe operation of a school bus whether it is stopped to gather passengers or whether it is moving.

1st Offense- Consequences are at the Bus Driver’s discretion. School Bus Disruptions may result in suspension of school bus privileges.

Suspension of School Bus Privileges: When a student has jeopardized the safe operation of a school bus, they will no longer receive the privilege of riding the bus to school. School officials will meet with the guardian(s) to discuss the problem. The length of suspension will be determined by school officials

 

  • Sexual Harassment: Inappropriate or unwelcome behavior or language which creates a

hostile learning environment. No student is to engage in sexual slurs, sexual threats, sexual proposals, or unwanted touching. Examples of calling someone a name with sexual connotations.

 

  • Snowballs:  1st Offense-Step III    2nd Offense-Step IV.

 

  • Theft/Robbery: Unauthorized possession of property.

1st Offense- Step III- Authorities may be notified.

 

  • Threat: Threat of bodily harm to others.

1st Offense-Step IV- At the discretion of the building administrator, consequences may also include a required psychological evaluation, at the parents’ expense prior to returning to school.

 

  • Truancy: Refer to Attendance Policy for explanation/definition of offense.

1st Offence- Step III- Amount of detention time will at least be equal to the amount of instructional time missed.

 

  • Vandalism: Willful, malicious destruction, or defacement of school, employee, or student property located on school district property during school or school sponsored activities.

1st Offense- Step III

  

 

 Computer Expectations 

 

GENERAL

Computer network service through the Internet provides an electronic highway connecting millions of computers around the world. Students and staff can access information and news from educational and research institutions, send and receive electronic mail (e-mail), take part in distance learning activities, consult with experts, and view library holdings by using the Internet.

Internet access is a service provided by this district. The system administrators of the computer network service are employees of this district and reserve the right to monitor all activity on the computer network service. On acceptance for use of the computer network service, students and staff will be given a user ID (name) and password.

Users may encounter information on the Internet and other computer network services that may be perceived as controversial or potentially harmful. Because of the changing information and sources of information on such computer network services, it is impossible to monitor the sources of information. Rather, this district will strive to provide students with the understanding and skills needed to use computer network services in an appropriate manner.

 

PRIVILEGES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The use of this district’s computer networking capabilities is a privilege, not a right. Permission from parents/guardians is required before students may access the computer network services. All school district users must sign an Acceptable Use Agreement before access is permitted.

Students and staff freedom of speech and access to information will be honored; however, this school district reserves the right to monitor and review all electronic transmissions and activities. Access may be denied, revoked, or suspended to specific school district users at any time because of inappropriate use. Further disciplinary action may also occur.

Use of this district’s computer networking capabilities must be directly related to education consistent with the instructional objectives of this district.

 

INFORMATION CONTENT

This school district provides students and staff access to other computer systems around the world through the Internet. This district and its administrators do not have control of the content of information that may be found in other computer systems. Some computer systems may contain defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, racially offensive or illegal materials. This district does not condone the use of such materials and does not knowingly permit use of such materials in the school environment. Parents of students should be aware that such materials exist. Students bringing such materials into the school environment will be dealt with according to the discipline policies of the individual school building and this district. Intentionally accessing or using such materials may result in termination of access to this district’s computer network servicing capacities as well as in-school suspension, suspension from the school or school expulsion; or disciplinary actions to staff, including termination.

The computer network services provided by this district may not always meet students or staff requirements or be uninterrupted or error-free. It is provided on an “as-is, as-available” basis. No warranties are made or given with respect to any service and any information or software contained therein.

 

ONLINE USE

All school policies and rules pertaining to behavior and communications apply. The use of this district’s computer network services capabilities must be fore educational purposes only and be consistent with this district’s mission.

 

1.  Use may not be for private or commercial purposes. Users will not attempt to sell or offer for sale any goods or services that could be constructed as a commercial enterprise, unless approved by the board of trustees or their authorized representative.

2.  Illegal activity is prohibited.

a. Sending, receiving, or accessing obscene or pornographic material is prohibited and punishable by law.

b. Sending, receiving, or accessing harassing or objectionable material is prohibited.

3.  Using programs to infiltrate a computing system and/or damage the software components is prohibited.

4.  Students and staff will use the computer network services resources efficiently to minimize interference with others.

5.  Users are responsible for making back-up copies as needed.

6.  Users are responsible for taking precautions against computer viruses on their own equipment and this school district’s equipment.

 

  

ONLINE CONDUCT

All users are expected to abide by the generally accepted rules of computer network service etiquette. These include, but are not limited to the following:

1. Users may not be abusive in their messages to others.

2.  Users may not swear us vulgarities or any other inappropriate language.

3.  Users may not reveal personal information of others and should be cautions when revealing users’ own personal information (home address, phone number etc.).

4.  The computer network service may not be used in such a way that use would disrupt the use of the computer network service by others.

5.  All communications and information accessible via the computer network service should be assumed to be private property but open to school district scrutiny.

6.  Users will not submit, publish, or display any defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, racially offensive, or illegal material, nor may they encourage the use of controlled substances.

7.  Users will not transmit materials, information or software in violation of any local, state or federal law.

8.  Attempts to log in to the system using another user’s account will result in termination of the user’s account.

 

Any action by a school district user that is determined by the designated administrator to constitute an inappropriate use of this district’s computer network service or to improperly restrict or inhibit other users from using and enjoying this district’s computer network service is strictly prohibited and may result in disciplinary action.

 

COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL

Copyrighted material will not be placed on any system connected to this district’s computer network service without the author’s written permission. The following will apply to copyrighted materials.

1.  Only the owner(s) or persons specifically authorized may upload copyrighted material to the computer network service.

2.  Users may download only that copyrighted material for which permission has been requested and granted, or that falls within the fair use exception to the copyright laws.

3.  A user may redistribute a copyrighted program only with the express written permission of the owner or authorized person or as provided by the fair use of exception.

 

ELECTRONIC MAIL

 

Electronic mail (“e-mail”) is a private electronic message sent by or to a user in correspondence with another person having Internet mail access. The following provisions apply to e-mail:

1.  Messages received by the computer network service are retained on the system until deleted by the recipient.

2.  A canceled computer network service account will not retain its e-mail. Users are expected to remove old messaged in a timely fashion.

3.  The system administrators may remove such messages if not attended to regularly by the users.

4.  It should be recognized by users that e-mail may be viewed by others. There is no guarantee of confidentiality.

5.  The system administrators will not intentionally inspect the contents of e-mail sent by one user to an identified addressee, or disclose such contents to other than the sender, or an intended recipient, without the consent of the sender or an intended recipient, unless required to do so by law or policies of this district, or to investigate complaints regarding e-mail which are alleged to contain defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, racially offensive, or illegal material.

6.  This district will cooperate fully with local, state, or federal officials in any investigation concerning or relating to any e-mail transmitted on this district’s computer network service.

 

THIRD-PARTY SUPPLIED INFORMATION

Opinions, advice, services and all other information expressed by students, staff, information providers, service providers, or third party personnel on the computer network service provided by this district are those of the individual and do not represent the position of this district.

 

DISK USE

The system administrators reserve the right to set quotas for disk use on the computer system. Users exceeding their quota will be required to delete files to return to compliance. Users may request that their disk quota be increased by submitting a request stating the need for the quota increase. In determining whether to grant the request, the designated administrator will review the space available and the reason for the request. The decision of the administrator regarding disk use is final and not appeal able. A user who remains in a non-compliance of disk space quotas after seven (7) days of notification will have his or her files removed by a system administrator.

 

SECURITY

Security on any computer system is high priority. All school district users will meet the following requirements:

1.  If a user feels that he or she can identify a security problem on the computer network service, the user will notify a school administrator. The user will not demonstrate the problem to others.

2.  Users may not let others use their account and password nor will they leave their account open or unattended.

3.  Users will change passwords regularly, using combinations of letters and numbers and will avoid using Standard English words and names.

4.  Users will immediately notify a school administrator if their password is no longer secure, or if they have reason to believe that someone has obtained unauthorized access to their account.

5.  Any user identified as a security risk or having a history of problems with other computer systems may be denied access to the computer network service.

 

  

VANDALISM

Vandalism will result in disciplinary actions. Vandalism is defined as any malicious attempt to harm or destroy data of another user, the computer network service, or any of the agencies or other computer network services that are connected to the Internet. This includes, but is not limited to, the uploading or creation of computer viruses.

 

STUDENT DISCIPLINE

Violation of this policy may result in the following disciplinary actions:

1. A student may lose computer privileges/network access. The length of loss well depend on age and severity of the infraction as determined by the system administrator.

2.  A student who has exhibited a pattern of abuse or flagrant violations, or who continues to engage in serious or persistent misbehavior by violating this policy may lose all computer privileges/network service access for the remainder of the school year.

3.  A student may be removed from class, suspended, or expelled from school if he or she engages in conduct on the computer network services that could be considered criminal, as defined by federal and/or state law. Students committing criminal acts may be prosecuted. Expulsion may be considered for flagrant violations of this policy.

4.  Each student is responsible for any damage he or she may cause to this district’s computers or to the computer network service. The student must pay all costs incurred in restoring the computer or the network service to its previous working order.

5.  If a class requires the use of a computer and/or the computer network service, a student who has lost all computer privileges under this policy will be allowed to participate under constant direct teacher supervision unless he or she has been removed from the class.

 

UPDATING USER ACCOUNT INFORMATION

The computer network service may occasionally require new registration and information from users to continue the service. Users must notify the designated administrator of any of any changes/deletions in user information (address, phone, name, etc.).

 

TERMINATION OF ACCOUNT

A user’s access to, and use of the computer network service may be terminated at any time by notifying a system administrator. An account that is inactive for more then thirty (30) days may be removed along with that user’s files without notice given to the user.

An administrator reserves the right, at his or her sole discretion, to suspend or terminate users’ access to and use of the computer network service upon any violation of this policy.

This district’s administration, faculty and staff may request the system administrator to deny, revoke, or suspend specific user access.

LEGAL REFERENCE:

17 USC Section 1001, et seq.Idaho Code Sections         6-210, 18-2201, 18-2202    ADOPTED:  8/23/00

                    

 

PRJH STUDENT AGENDA BOOK GUIDELINES

 

Every PRJH student will be issued one agenda book free of charge.  Additional agendas will cost $4.00.

 

Intent:

Improve student achievement through the reinforcement of better preparation and

organizational skills.

 

Improve communication between students, teachers, and school staff.

 

Student Expectations:

Students are expected to have their agenda books with them at all times and in all classes except PE.

 

Students are expected to write down the daily agenda for each class at the beginning of the class.  (There will not be an entry in the agenda for PE).

 

Students are expected to bring the agenda books to Student Led Conferences.

 

Teacher Expectations:

Teachers will write an agenda in their room visible for students to access, read, copy, etc.

 

Advisory teachers will monitor student progress and usage of agenda books.

 

Teachers of all classes will periodically check student agenda books for proper usage and completion.

 

Teachers will use the agenda book as a student’s hall pass for occasions when a student requests to leave the room (at other times when the teacher requests the student to leave the room, the teacher may use another form of written pass).

 

Parent Expectations:

Parents will review agenda books regularly, ideally on a nightly basis-at least once a week.

 

Parents will sign and make any comments in agenda books as acknowledgement that they have seen and reviewed their student’s agenda book.  This will be used as a communication tool

between the parent and teacher.            (revised 8-06)

 

 

 


 

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Last updated:  November 14, 2008