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  1. 1. Albert Literacy Academy Student & Family Handbook 2009 – 2010 Academic Year“Work Hard. Stay focused. Aim High.”These policies are subject to change at the discretion of the Administration of Albert Wicker Literacy Academy
  2. 2. Albert Wicker Literacy Academy Student and Family HandbookDear Families, I am very excited that you have chosen to join the Albert Wicker Literacy Academy family.Our mission is to strive for academic excellence through a variety of learning experiences so thatstudents will become productive citizens. Developing our students for academic excellence is challenging and difficult work; and wecannot do it alone. That is why we are firm believers in the “education triangle” which is composedof students, the school, and students’ families. This Student & Family Handbook lays out ourguidelines, procedures, routines, and systems for a highly structured environment where ourstudents can excel. Please use the information in this handbook as a resource throughout the year. If you have any questions about the handbook or the school, do not hesitate to contact me.I feel privileged and honored to work with you to ensure your child’s success in school andbeyond.Sincerely,Sabrina E. PencePrincipal 2
  3. 3. Albert Wicker Literacy Academy Student and Family Handbook CONTACT INFORMATION Albert Wicker Literacy Academy 2011 Bienville Street New Orleans, LA 70112Main Office...............................................................(504) 373-6220Main Office Fax…………………………………………………………………………..(504)571-6317PrincipalSabrina Pence……………………………………………………………………………Sabrina.Pence@rsdla.netSchool SecretaryJoan Ulmer………………………………………………………………………………… 3
  4. 4. Albert Wicker Literacy Academy Student and Family Handbook STAFF ROSTER 2009 – 2010 Administrative and Support StaffSabrina E. Pence Principal Room 3-7Patrice Fletcher Instructional Coach Room 2-11Joan Ulmer Secretary (Office Manager) Main OfficeMaria Jones Data Manager Room 2-11Elbert Coles Counselor Room 2-1Keith Schmidt Social Worker Room 2-1 Instructional StaffRenee Heinlein 4th Grade, ELA/SS Room 3-2Juliana Persaud 4th Grade, Math/Science Room 3-4Wilauna Jackson 4th/5th Grade, ELA/SS Room 3-6Christina Habashy 4th/5th Grade, Math/Science Room 3-9Timothy Heiran 6th – 8th Grade ELA Room 3-13Gary Crosby, III 6th – 8th Grade SS/READ 180 Room 3-10Lisa Giarratano 6th – 8th Grade Math Room 3-5Donald Moore 6th – 8th Grade Science Room 3-10Kelly Reinker SPED Coordinator Room 3-3Linda Washington SPED Teacher Room 3-3Troy Mix Physical Education Teacher Court/P.E. AreaWilhamina Stroughter Art/Drama Teacher Room 2-12 Para Professionals/Instructional StaffBetty McKenzie SPED Para Room 3-3Kendria Rousseve Para-Librarian LibraryGayle Thompson PBISS Para Room 3-8Malita Thompson SPED Para Room 3-3 Operational Support StaffYolunda LaCroix Nurse Nurse’s OfficeMelva Pepp Head Custodian 1st FloorDenise Walker Lead Custodian 1st FloorRolanda Decou Custodian 2nd FloorUngelle Alford Custodian 3rd Floor 4
  5. 5. Albert Wicker Literacy Academy Student and Family HandbookTable of ContentsMission and Values........................................................................................................6Academics......................................................................................................................8School Policies and Procedures...................................................................................10Discipline Policy..........................................................................................................13Health and Safety.........................................................................................................17AppendicesAppendix A: School Calendar.....................................................................................20Appendix B: Discipline Policy.....................................................................................21 5
  6. 6. Albert Wicker Literacy Academy Student and Family HandbookVISION STATEMENTAlbert Wicker Literacy Academy provides a clean, safe, and diverse experience-based learningenvironment which empowers students to maximize their potential with the support of dedicatedstaff, parents and the community.MISSION STATEMENTOur mission is to strive for academic excellence through a variety of learning experiences so thatstudents will become productive citizens.MOTTOWork hard. Stay focused. Aim high.SCHOOL MASCOTMighty Wicker BeesSCHOOL COLORSYellow and BlackOUR ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE GOAL/JINGLE“We are the Wicker Bees! We will fly to 75 with ease! How will we get there? (Work Hard.) Howdo we work? (Stay focused.) Where do we aim? (Aim HIGH!)Our Three PillarsThree pillars lie at the foundation of Albert Wicker Literacy Academy:• We believe creativity flourishes within a structured academic environment.Good work can not occur unless there is a safe and orderly environment in and out of the classroom.• We have high academic and behavioral expectations.High expectations demand significant amounts of extra support before, during, and after school and on Saturdays.• We know that without great teachers, nothing else matters.Teachers must have the time and professional tools and resources to do their work effectively. 6
  7. 7. Albert Wicker Literacy Academy Student and Family HandbookAt Albert Wicker Literacy Academy, we do not believe that there is a panacea that makes a schoolwork. Nor do we pretend that what we do is “rocket science” or necessarily innovative. We workhard and use common sense because elevating student achievement and transforming lives requiresconstant attention to hundreds of different elements – not one, magical 100% solution but ratherone hundred, individual 1% solutions. Individually, any one of these solutions is not THEanswer. However, collectively, each of our 1% solutions come together to achieve results.Core elements of Albert Wicker Literacy Academy’s design include:Emphasize CollegeAt Albert Wicker Literacy Academy, we work relentlessly to prepare students to enter a college-prephigh school. While our mission discusses preparing students to be productive citizens, the globaleconomy is quickly changing. A college education is necessary for our students to compete at aglobal level. All teachers should highlight where they went to college in their classrooms to promotethis theme, along with discussing where students want to go to college.Focus on LiteracyOur goal is for 100% of our students to reach basic or above on the LEAP/iLEAP or grow aminimum two years in their reading level.Target Curriculum Focused on Grade-Level ExpectationsThe RSD develops curriculum directly from the Louisiana Grade-Level Expectations in the form ofthe Managed Curriculum. The Managed Curriculum ensures students master a core set of basicacademic skills before they can master higher-level, abstract material.Assess Early and Often to Drive the Instructional ProgramThe most effective schools use assessment to diagnose student needs, measure instructional impact,communicate with parents and students, and build a culture of continuous reflection andimprovement.Provide Structure and OrderStudents need a safe and orderly environment to be productive. Albert Wicker Literacy Academycreates a calm, composed, and disciplined environment to maximize the amount of time on-task,including a strictly enforced school dress code, a merit and demerit system that defines clearexpectations for and immediate responses to positive and negative behavior, and a commonblackboard configuration (BBC) consisting of a Power-Up, Aim/Objective, Agenda, andHomework. 7
  8. 8. Albert Wicker Literacy Academy Student and Family HandbookAcademicsSchool Hours 7:30 am – 4:15 pm, Monday – Thursday 7:30 am – 3:00 pm, FridayAlbert Wicker Literacy Academy is committed to developing college bound students. To achieve this goal,Albert Wicker Literacy Academy has a longer school day and a longer school year and increased periodsdaily in math and English.All of these hours are focused on addressing the academic skills, intellectual habits and character traits ofour students. Doors to the school open at 7:30 am for students. During the week all students will start theday with a 5 – 7 minute Power-Up and a 15 minute advisory period. Students will then engage in eighthours of instruction including reading, writing, math, social studies, science, art, P.E. and library. Studentsare dismissed at 4:15 pm Monday-Thursday and at 3:00 pm on Fridays. Please see Appendix A: SchoolCalendar.CurriculumAlbert Wicker Literacy Academy’s curricula are aligned to the Louisiana Core Curriculum ContentStandards and all curriculums are research-based. We will utilize the Louisiana ComprehensiveCurriculum (LCC) to ensure our academic program is closely aligned with state learning standards, asdefined by the Grade-Level Expectations (GLEs), which we believe are aligned with our mission to prepareall students for college. 8
  9. 9. Albert Wicker Literacy Academy Student and Family Handbook RECOVERY SCHOOL DISTRICT ELEMENTARY GRADING AND REPORTING GUIDELINES 2009-2010Grading Scale: For all subject areas for grades 1st - 8th Letter Grade Numerical Grade Quality Points Quality Point Range A 93 – 100 4.0 3.5 – 4.0 B 85 – 92 3.0 2.5 – 3.4 C 75 – 84 2.0 1.5 – 2.4 D 70 – 74 1.0 1.0 – 1.4 F 60 – 69 0.0 Below 1.0Grading Procedures:1. The above scale shall be adhered to for all subject areas.2. A teacher must enter a minimum of nine major grades (test, project, essay, lab, etc.) and nine other grades (homework, quiz, etc.) into the electronic gradebook each quarter.3. The following weights will be applied: ° Grades 1-5: 50% tests/major grades; 50% classwork/homework/participation ° Grades 6-8: 55% tests (and/or projects, essays, labs, etc.); 25% classwork/homework/participation/quiz; 20% exam4. The marking period benchmark test will be used as the exam grade.5. Teachers will issue Interim Progress Reports from the electronic gradebook to parents every three weeks during the year except when issuing report cards.6. In determining semester averages numerical averages will be used to assign a letter grade. Only letter grades will be shown on the report card.7. The lowest F in the gradebook can be 60.8. In determining semester and final grades, numerical averages are to be converted to letter grades and quality points are to be averaged to determine semester and final grades.9. Student conduct shall not be considered when computing the quarterly grade. Conduct should be considered separately and graded “O”=Outstanding, “S”=Satisfactory, “N”=Needs Improvement, “U”=Unsatisfactory. ]8. In order to be eligible for promotion, elementary students shall be in attendance a minimum of 160 out of the 174 days in the school year.*NOTE: Accommodations and modifications for students with IEPs and 504 plans are not an option; they must beprovided in all instructional settings with no exception. The only way a failing grade for those students may belegitimate is if the following is documented: • Inclusion log of services provided on a routine basis • Teacher’s gradebook documenting that accommodations/modifications were utilized for each assignment or test • Samples of assignments that have been modified or accommodations provided • The appropriate number of grades are in the grade book (grade not based on only a couple of assignments)) 9
  10. 10. Albert Wicker Literacy Academy Student and Family Handbook School Policies and ProceduresAttendance PolicyPlease see the Recovery School District Student and Family Handbook for thepolicy. At Albert Wicker Literacy Academy, we will adhere closely to this policy.Un-excused AbsencesPlease note that allowing your child to stay home on his/her birthday is an unexcused absence thatnegatively affects your child’s attendance and grades.Students who are absent for all or part of any day may not participate in any extra-curricular event orsporting event on that day or night except with the written permission of the Principal(s).Long Term AbsencesIf a student is absent for a week or more, families must ensure that they make arrangements with thestudent’s teacher to pick up long term assignments. Depending on the nature of the illness, students will beresponsible for keeping up with their class work and homework.Student Dress Code PolicyAcademics are our primary concern at Albert Wicker Literacy Academy, and therefore we want to makesure that all students are able to focus on school and not be distracted by what they or their classmates arewearing. Listed below is our uniform policy. Please note that our uniform policy will be strictly enforced ona daily basis, and that there will be NO exceptions. Warnings will be issued the first time. After that, aparent conference will be scheduled. If a student is wears an improper uniform a 3rd time, the student willbe scheduled for an after-school detention.UNIFORM POLICYStudents are to wear the school uniform at all times. The policy is as follows:GIRLS: -Yellow polo shirt-Black pants, skirts, or shorts (knee length)-Solid Black Shoes-Solid Black Belt (no large buckles)-Earrings: Studs only-No bangle bracelets or necklacesBOYS:-Yellow polo shirt-Black pants or shorts (knee length)-Solid Black Shoes-Solid Black Belt (no large buckles)-No earrings or other jewelry 10
  11. 11. Albert Wicker Literacy Academy Student and Family HandbookALL STUDENTS:Pants and shirts should not be over-sized, baggy, or worn below the waist.Shirts must be tucked in at all times.All students wearing pants or shorts must wear a belt.Shorts must be knee length only.No hooded jackets or pullovers. Yellow, black or white jackets ONLY.Backpacks are required.ShoesBlack shoes are required. Shoelaces and all detailing on the shoe must be black. Students may also wearsneakers if they are completely black. Timberlands and other boots are not allowed. No open-toe sandalsor flip flops are allowed. Shoes must be laced up, with tongue inside, and tied securely. Pant legs must beworn over the shoe.BeltsSolid black belts must be worn at all times. Belts may not hang down. Please purchase bottoms that allowfor belts, with the exceptions of skirts.Jewelry and make-upBoys may not wear any earrings and girls may wear earrings only in their ears. Girls are only permitted towear studs. No other jewelry is permitted. Wristbands and multiple wrist wear are prohibited. No make-upis permittedHairHair may only be worn in natural colors. No designs of any kind are permitted to be in the hair.BackpacksAll students must bring a backpack to school for their homework folder and other assignments. Rolling bagsand messenger bags are not permitted. All bags must be backpacks that can be worn over two shoulders.Communication PolicyTelephoneFamilies may leave messages for Albert Wicker administrators and expect a return call within one schoolday of leaving a message. The telephone number is: (504) 373-6220.Students’ families are also encouraged to communicate with their childs teacher. Teachers are available forphone calls before and after school. If you would like to schedule a conference with a teacher, please callthe office and leave a message. The message will be delivered to the teacher. Teachers will return your callwithin 48 hours. If after 48 hours a teacher has not responded to your message, please contact the Principal.Please remember that messages may not be received until after the instructional day ends. 11
  12. 12. Albert Wicker Literacy Academy Student and Family HandbookStudent Phone Use:Although Albert Wicker Literacy Academy aims to have as much communication as possible with itsfamilies, it would take an incredible amount of staffing and resources to provide message services, and wecannot guarantee that messages will actually reach students or teachers during the day. Students may notreceive incoming phone calls during the school day unless it is an emergency that requires immediateattention. If it is an emergency, please call the main office number and leave the message with the SchoolSecretary. Students are prohibited from using school telephones. In the event of an emergency, studentsmay be allowed to use school telephones, but only at the discretion of school staff members. Students maynot use cell phones or have them at school. Cell phones will be confiscated by the Principal,and secured in the office. They will be available for pick-up by a parent only at the endof the school day.Electronic MailAdministrators and teachers may be contacted via e-mail. Each staff member’s e-mail address is their firstname.last name For example, if a teacher’s name is John Smith, he can be reached atJohn.Smith@rsdla.netVisiting the SchoolThe school is always happy to have visitors. Anyone, including parents who wish to visit our school, mustfirst call the office to set up an appointment. Our School Secretary will make every attempt to arrange thevisit within 24 hours of the request. All visitors must sign in at the office and wear a name tag.Meeting with a TeacherIf you need to meet with a teacher, you need to make an appointment. An appointment can be made bycalling the school and speaking with the School Secretary. Students’ families are not permitted to come andmeet with teachers without making an appointment.Meeting with the Principal(s):If you need to meet with the Principal, please call the School Secretary and schedule an appointment.Please note that you may not meet with the principal during student arrival or dismissal, from 7:15 - 8:00am or 4:00 – 4:45 pm. 12
  13. 13. Albert Wicker Literacy Academy Student and Family HandbookDiscipline and Behavior ManagementIntroductionPicture this in your mind: walking through the halls of Albert Wicker Literacy Academy during class timeis a remarkable experience. In every classroom, teachers are presenting rigorous lessons and students arerising to the challenge. Teachers hold their students to high academic expectations, and are able to focusenergy on effective instruction because of consistent classroom management expectations enforced byevery teacher. Classes run fluidly with clear communication between students and teacher. Teachersproactively plan to avoid misbehavior. Consistency in application of consequences drives student actionsaway from negative behaviors. Positive incentives encourage students to succeed. Teachers use school-wide systems, individual techniques, strong student-teacher relationships, and strong teacher-familyrelationships to promote and reinforce behavior excellence.Student Achievement as the Primary GoalThe school is proactive in discipline, building a strong sense of community, getting students ready forcollege, and giving teachers and staff the support they need. The goal is to create a culture of ambition inthe school. Together, we place the highest value on student achievement and show students the path tocollege success. We will create a community where students would rather learn than distract, where thecollege mission is alive and attainable.The School is What We Make ItIt is critical that we all hold the highest expectations for ourselves. In holding high expectations forourselves, we need to first realize that the school is our charge, and that the school is what we make it.We need to accept responsibility for what happens in our school. We need to accept also that there aremore and less effective ways to assert authority and to strive for effectiveness as a school.We must be firm and positive in our approach to asserting authority. A firm and positive teacher usesthe school’s discipline system in conjunction with his/her own systems, non-verbal cues, strongteacher-student relationships, strong teacher-family communication, positive reinforcement,academic motivation, and clear, well taught and re-taught rules and procedures. We must allagree to address and never ignore misbehavior in our classes, in the halls, in the bathrooms, during ourplanning periods, and outside of the school. Disciplinary situations should never become simply“someone else’s problem”—they are all ours to solve: administrators, teachers, students and families.ChoicesAt Albert Wicker Literacy Academy, there are positive incentives for when a student chooses to follow arule or procedure and negative consequences for when a student chooses to break a rule or procedure.Students can choose to follow the rules or they can choose to break the rules. Students quickly learn thatevery positive contribution results in a positive consequence and conversely every negative infractionresults in negative consequence. This is the basis of our Code of Conduct. Therefore, students whochoose not to meet the school community’s clearly defined standards for reasonable and acceptablebehavior will not be permitted to disrupt the education of others. See the Appendix for the positive andnegative behavior policy.ConsistencyStraightforward rules coupled with consistently applied consequences make clear to students what isexpected of them and what is unacceptable. No misbehavior can go unchecked at any time for anyreason. We must acknowledge misbehavior, address it, and offer a consequence every time; it is not theseverity of the punishment that deters people from breaking rules, but the consistent application ofconsequences. 13
  14. 14. Albert Wicker Literacy Academy Student and Family Handbook Reinforcement of the Positive In order to succeed, our discipline system must contain more positive incentives than negative consequences. Students who choose to follow the rules choose academic success, opportunity, positive recognition, and individual merits and Wicker Bucks. Classes who choose to support each other in being responsible, being respectful, being safe, working hard, staying focused, and aiming high earn recognition, privileges, and rewards. Families Families are our partners. Students know that we communicate frequently with families, reporting on their successes and missteps. The school staff enlists family help in modifying student behavior. Families and students are accountable for continued poor behavior. Our Community We believe in a community where students know what is expected of them, using structure and predictability to allow students to feel supported, safe, and included. In this community they can thrive as students and as people. It is our job to provide this. This sense of community will come from showing and earning respect, being firm and positive, and sharing the commitment to students and their achievement that brought us to this school, even when issuing consequences. Family Involvement Policy At Albert Wicker Literacy Academy, we believe in the importance of working together to make a positive impact on the academic and social growth of every child. Family involvement is not only welcome, but absolutely critical to the success of the school. We want all parents to be actively involved in the education of their child. Albert Wicker Literacy Academy Families are asked to: • Establish a daily routine for your child • Provide a quiet space for your child to study • Provide positive reinforcement of student progress and success • Discuss academics and student work among family members • Help your child take responsibility for his/her actions. Stress the importance of telling the truth. Remind your child that no one is perfect and everyone makes mistakes. Discuss the infractions listed on their weekly paycheck • Check with your child’s teacher for the facts regarding a disciplinary infraction. A student may alter a situation to appear more innocent • Chaperone field trips and volunteer at the school • Support other Albert Wicker Literacy Academy families Albert Wicker Literacy Academy Families are asked to: •Meet with the Principal(s) to review the Student Family handbook •Reinforce the Albert Wicker Literacy Academy discipline policy •Attend two mandatory workshops that will focus on math and /or literacy •Make sure your child completes the daily homework and returns it daily •Attend your child’s report card conference •Attend two school-wide events/performances •Effectively communicate with your child’s teacher by responding to letters or phone calls within 48hours of receiving the letter or phone call 14
  15. 15. Albert Wicker Literacy Academy Student and Family HandbookComputer UseThe goal of computer access at the school is to build technology, research and communication skills.Students have the privilege to use the computer workstations, the school network, and the school internetfor school-related assignments ONLY. Parents/guardians will be required to sign an acceptable use policy inorder to grant permission for their child to access the internet at school. Students failing to return this formsigned will not be allowed to access the internet until the signed form is returned to the school.In order for the school to provide sound educational opportunities through its computer network, eachstudent must use the computers and the network responsibly. Students must leave a computer in the samecondition that they found it; namely, making NO setting changes that alter the computers’ appearance orfunction, avoiding damage to the mouse, keyboard, printers and furniture; and keeping the mouse,keyboard, monitor and furniture clean.Students are not allowed to access, use or possess pornographic, gang related, violent or illegal material.Students are not allowed to send inappropriate, offensive or threatening emails, texts, chats or blogs on theAlbert Wicker Literacy Academy network. Students must comply with the following safety rules: 1. Students may not give out any personal information such as their address, telephone number, parents’ work address or telephone number, without parental permission. 2. Students may not give out the personal information of any teacher, student or person connected to the school without their permission. 3. Students should immediately inform their teacher if they experience any uncomfortable situation while on the computer. 4. Students may never agree to meet or send their picture to someone they have been communicating with online.Failure to comply with the computer usage policy and safety measures can lead to the loss of computerprivileges.TextbooksStudents are responsible for keeping their textbooks in the condition in which they received them. Whenthey are returned at the end of the year, books should have no writing in them and be in good condition.Electronic DevicesStudents should not have electronic devices in school. Electronic devices include games (Gameboys etc.),portable stereos (iPod, walkman, discman, CD players), and cell phones. None of these devices are neededin school and often represent a distraction from academics and the learning environment. In addition,these are items that cause conflict and lead to grief when lost or stolen. While Albert Wicker LiteracyAcademy obviously strives to prevent theft of any item, the school will not spend extra energy tracking downelectronic devices that should not be in school in the first place. In the event that a student disobeys thisrule and is seen with an electronic device or uses a prohibited electronic device in school, a staff memberwill confiscate it. It will be returned only after a parent/guardian has come to school to pick it up. Repeatedviolations of this policy may result in indefinite confiscation irrespective of any costs or fees students and/ortheir families may incur as a result. 15
  16. 16. Albert Wicker Literacy Academy Student and Family Handbook ToysStudents are not permitted to bring toys to school unless they are instructed to do so by their teacher. FoodAll Albert Wicker Literacy Academy students are provided with breakfast (if they arrive on time), lunch,and an afternoon snack. Students may not bring outside items that are high in fat or sugar. Examples: soda,cookies, doughnuts, etc. Students’ families are required to notify the school of any food allergies andprovide documentation from a doctor for the student’s health file. Parents should also notify the school ofany other food restrictions due to religion or custom.Students are not permitted to bring in their own breakfast or snack unless they have a food allergy that isclearly documented by a doctor.Birthday CelebrationsStudents’ families are not permitted to bring in “treats” to be shared with classmates. The only celebrationsthat we will have are ones that are organized by the school 16
  17. 17. Albert Wicker Literacy Academy Student and Family Handbook Health and Safety Fire DrillsPosted in every room is a map detailing the required evacuation protocol. Students are to follow theirteacher according to the map and to stay with their class. In the event of a fire drill or fire, students must notstop at bathrooms or lockers. They must go directly outside and stay in the designated outside location as aclass until given further instruction. Any student violating this procedure is jeopardizing the safety of theschool and will face consequences including possible suspension. There is to be NO talking during a firedrill. Bus TransportationA school bus with undisciplined passengers is hazardous. The misbehavior of students can lead toaccidents. The driver must concentrate on driving and cannot be expected to constantly discipline thestudents while the bus is in motion. Therefore, for the safe operation of the school bus, students should beaware of and obey the following safety rules: 1. Cooperate with the driver; your safety depends on it. 2. Be on time. The bus will not wait. (Arriving 5 minutes before pick up time is suggested.) 3. Cross the road cautiously under the direction of the driver when boarding and disembarking the bus. 4. Follow the driver’s instructions when loading and unloading the bus. 5. Have written permission and be authorized by an administrator to get on or off at a stop other than your designated stop. 6. Remain in your assigned seat at all times while the bus is in motion. 7. Remain quiet enough not to distract the driver. 8. Keep arms, head and other body parts inside the bus at all times. 9. Refrain from throwing objects in the bus or out the windows of the bus. 10. Use emergency exits only for emergencies, and when instructed to do so. 11. Refrain from eating or drinking on the bus. This includes chewing gum. 12. Avoid the use or possession of tobacco, matches, cigarette lighters, obscene material, weapons, drugs or other prohibited items of the bus. 13. Take no glass or other objects on the bus if prohibited by state, federal law or RSD/Albert Wicker Literacy Academy policies. 17
  18. 18. Albert Wicker Literacy Academy Student and Family Handbook 14. Take no musical instruments, projects or other objects that are too large or too hazardous to be held by the student or safely stowed under the seat. They will not be permitted on the bus. 15. Refrain from damaging the bus in any way. 16. Be courteous, and safety-conscious. 17. Protect your personal riding privilege and enjoy the ride.Consequences for Violations of the Bus-Riding RegulationsPlease see the RSD Student and Family Handbook for bus behavior violations policies. Please notethat if a student creates an unsafe situation on the bus, the Principal will suspend the student fromthe bus. This DOES NOT excuse students from school. 18
  19. 19. Albert Wicker Literacy Academy Student and Family HandbookI have read the Student and Family Handbook and understand the policies set forth within.I will uphold these policies at all times.X______________________________________ Student Signature ________ DateX______________________________________ Parent Signature ________ Date 19