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Student Handbook Revisions

  1. 1. 2012-13 STUDENT/PARENT HANDBOOK HANDBOOK REVISIONS EFFECTIVE: FEBRUARY 11, 2013 IF NOT ALREADY IN PLACETO BE COVERED PER 01 ON 2/7 | PER 05 ON 2/8
  2. 2. FORMATION OFSTUDENT SERVICES Ms. Bethea Dean of Students [9-12 Discipline] Ms. McFarland Attendance Clerk Ms. Arnold Student Services Secretary Mr. Holloway Student Services Assistant Lt. McDaniel School Resource Officer Officer Oliver School Resource Officer Officer Smith School Resource Officer
  3. 3. WEBSITE MASTER CALENDAR The most up-to-date information about school related events can now be found on the Creekside High School Master Calendar on our website.
  4. 4. EXITING SCHOOL AT DISMISSAL Students must exit the building by 4:00 PM unless they are with a teacher in a classroom and participating in a scheduled activity. [Page 07]
  5. 5. ACCESSIBLE AREAS DURING LUNCHStudents may access the cafeteria, guidancedepartment and the media center (with a pre-arrangedpass) during their lunch period. Students are notpermitted in any other areas of the building from thetime lunch begins until the bell rings to return to class.The only restrooms used during your lunch are by thefront kiosk.[Page 08]
  6. 6. 2012-13 STUDENT/PARENT HANDBOOK HANDBOOK REVISIONS EFFECTIVE: FEBRUARY 11, 2013 IF NOT ALREADY IN PLACETO BE COVERED PER 02 ON 2/7 | PER 06 ON 2/8
  7. 7. MORNINGS AT CREEKSIDE In the mornings before school, In the mornings before school, students may: students may not: Be in a teacher’s classroom with a Be in any academic hallway without pre-arranged pass permission Be in the cafeteria Be at their lockers Be in the media center Sit in any hallway Be in the bleachers in the gym Eat or drink in any hallway Be in the front courtyard Eat or drink in gym/media center Eat and drink in the cafeteria only When students arrive to school before 8:20 AM in the morning, students should either proceed to the cafeteria to eat, or if not eating, to the gym. [Page 09]
  8. 8. HALL PASSESStudents who are out of class for any reason must be inpossession of a Creekside High School classroom hall pass(passes change color every nine weeks). Student agendas are nolonger accepted as hall passes. Students are not to be present atany location other than for which the pass was issued. Allstudents leaving the classroom should sign the hall pass log priorto leaving the classroom.[Page 09]
  9. 9. HALL PASSESHall passes are the property of Fulton County Schools andCreekside High School. Any student in possession of a hall passwithout the authorization of the teacher to whom it is assignedis in serious violation of the Student Code of Conduct and maybe referred to law enforcement.No hall passes should be issued to Guidance during instructionaltime. Students may visit Guidance before school, during theirlunch period, and after school.[Page 09, 10]
  10. 10. HOMEROOM PROMOTIONWith the exception of graduating seniors, students will remain intheir assigned grade-level homerooms for the entire school year.Retained juniors who are on-track for their original graduationdate at the start of the spring semester will be moved to a seniorhomeroom. On-track is defined as the student has earnednineteen credits and must pass only his/her regular school dayclasses to graduate.[Page 13]
  11. 11. 2012-13 STUDENT/PARENT HANDBOOK HANDBOOK REVISIONS EFFECTIVE: FEBRUARY 11, 2013 IF NOT ALREADY IN PLACETO BE COVERED PER 03 ON 2/7 | PER 07 ON 2/8
  12. 12. ABSENCES AND LICENSE Excessive absences can prevent a student from receiving a GA Driver’s License. GA State Law [Page 14]
  13. 13. NOTE FOR EXCUSED ABSENCEStudents absent from school must present upon return, a notewith a parent/guardian signature and telephone numberexplaining the nature of the absence.This should be done at the Student Services Office (formerAttendance Office) before school begins on the day of thestudent’s return.[Page 14]
  14. 14. STATE REQUIREMENTSFOR BEING PRESENTTo be considered in attendance for a school day, a student mustbe present for one-half of the school day (four periods atCreekside).Example… if you cut four classes at Creekside you would beconsidered absent for the day.[Page 14]
  15. 15. PRE-APPROVED ABSENCEIf it is known in advance that a student will be absent, a noteshould be submitted in the Student Services Office at least onefull school day prior to the absence. All pre-approved absencesrequire a parent- signed note in order to receive an official pre-approved form for assistant principal signature and then teachersignatures.[Page 15]
  16. 16. CHECKING IN/OUTIf a student arrives at school after 8:30 AM, or checks-out andreturns, he/she must check-in through the Student ServicesOffice immediately upon arriving on campus.[Page 15]
  17. 17. CHECKING IN/OUTNo student will be dismissed from school unless permission isgranted by the parent or legal guardian. Students must bring aparent-signed note with telephone number to the StudentServices Office prior to the start of school on the day ofcheckout. The Attendance Clerk will issue a checkout pass to thestudent stating when the student is authorized to leave campus.This pass must be presented to the teacher in order to bereleased from class.[Page 15, 16]
  18. 18. 2012-13 STUDENT/PARENT HANDBOOK HANDBOOK REVISIONS EFFECTIVE: FEBRUARY 11, 2013 IF NOT ALREADY IN PLACETO BE COVERED PER 04 ON 2/7 AND 2/8
  19. 19. TARDINESS TO CLASSStudents have ten minutes to receive their PLASCO tardy passand proceed to class.[Page 16]
  20. 20. TARDINESS DISCIPLINE PROGRESSION Progression Consequence First, Second Warning Third One (1) Day Administrative Detention Fourth Two (2) Days Administrative Detention Fifth One (1) Day Extended Day Detention Sixth Two (2) Days Extended Day Detention Seventh - Ninth Minimum of One (1) Day ISS Ten or More Parent Conference * Under FCBOE Code of Conduct repeated (“chronic”) behavior can be referred for Tribunal, no matter the severity.
  21. 21. CLINIC AND CLASS CUTSStudents who become ill and are not able to report to class mustreport directly to the clinic.[Page 16]
  22. 22. CLASS CUT DISCIPLINE PROGRESSION Progression Minimum Consequence First Offense One (1) Day Extended Day Detention Second Offense Two (2) Days Extended Day Detention Third Offense One (1) Day ISS Fourth Offense Two (2) Days ISS Fifth Offense Parent Conference * Under FCBOE Code of Conduct repeated (“chronic”) behavior can be referred for Tribunal, no matter the severity.
  23. 23. DISCIPLINE JURISDICTIONThe authority of CHS personnel to enforce behavior expectationsand address violations is in effect when any CHS student is:• On school grounds at any time• Off school grounds at a school-endorsed event• Traveling to or from school grounds or a school event[Page 17]
  24. 24. PRIVATE DETENTIONTeachers have the authority to assign detention for failure tofollow classroom rules and procedures. Reason, time andlocation are assigned solely at the discretion of the teacher.Failure to serve a teacher-assigned detention may be referred toStudent Services.[Page 18]
  25. 25. LUNCH DETENTION Lunch detention will no longer be issued beginning on Feb 11, 2013.
  26. 26. PUBLIC DETENTIONAfternoon Detention – 4:00 – 5:00 PMMonday CafeteriaTuesday CafeteriaWednesday CafeteriaThursday Cafeteria[Page 18]
  27. 27. PUBLIC DETENTIONTardiness to detention is not acceptable. Students who are tardymust attend a different detention for the full 60 minutes. Anymisbehavior in detention will result in further disciplinaryaction. During detention, there is no talking without permissionor communication by other means to fellow students; nosleeping or putting head down; must do school work or readduring detention; no food or drink (water is allowed); and noelectronic devices except calculators (no listening to music).[Page 18]
  28. 28. PUBLIC DETENTIONStudents serving after school public detention may ride theSweep Bus with a pass they receive from the detentionsupervisor.[Page 18]
  29. 29. EXTENDED DAY DETENTION (EDD)For some attendance and behavior infractions, students areassigned to one or more sessions of Extended Day Detention.EDD is held each Tuesday and Thursday, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM inthe cafeteria. Students are not admitted late to EDD.[Page 18]
  30. 30. EXTENDED DAY DETENTION (EDD)Students will complete 1 hour of silent study and 1 hour ofcommunity service. Students may use the silent study time tocomplete schoolwork, read, or complete other projects asapproved by the EDD instructor. Students must bringappropriate study materials. Students will not be allowed to goto their lockers during or after EDD. Students who fail to bringadequate materials needed for silent study may not receivecredit for participation in EDD.[Page 19]
  31. 31. EXTENDED DAY DETENTION (EDD)Transportation to and from EDD will be provided by theparent/guardian or student. EDD will conclude promptly at 6:00PM. Students must leave campus immediately upon dismissal.Students not promptly picked up may be subject to transport bythe Fulton County Schools Police Department, and parents willbe referred to law enforcement.[Page 19]
  32. 32. SWEEP BUSOnly students participating in after school activities may receivea Sweep Bus Pass. Transportation will no longer allow anystudent without a Sweep Bus Pass on the buses. Sweep bussesdepart campus each day at 5:30 PM.[Page 19]
  33. 33. LOITERING AFTER SCHOOLFollowing dismissal and regular bus departures, all studentsmust leave campus unless actively participating in school relatedactivities. All students must depart on a bus, by car, or walk offcampus.[Page 19]
  34. 34. ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND MUSICStudents may have headphones or earbuds around their neck,but not in their ears in any classroom or instructional area ofCreekside High School.Example: A student may listen to music on their way to classduring transition. As soon as you step foot in a classroom orinstructional area music is off and put away.[Page 20]
  35. 35. ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND MUSICCreekside High School assumes no liability for electronic devicesbrought onto campus. The Fulton County Police Department willnot accept any police reports for lost or stolen electronicdevices. Please be aware of this policy when bringing anelectronic device onto campus.[Page 20]
  36. 36. CHANGING BUSSESNo more notes for changes will be accepted. If there aresituations that require a student to ride a different bus, a parentmust work that out personally with our system-leveltransportation supervisor at 770-667-2970.[Page 20]

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