RIVERVIEW OPPORTUNITY CENTER

STUDENT HANDBOOK

2010 – 2011

 

383 HIGH SCHOOL DRIVE

SHEPHERDSVILLE, KY  40165

502-543-1884      502-955-6039

 

RIVERVIEW OPPORTUNITY CENTER

SHEPHERDSVILLE, KENTUCKY

 

STUDENT HANDBOOK

 

2010-2011

 

Non-Discrimination Statement

 

In accordance with Title IX, Title VI, and Section 504, Bullitt County Public Schools do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, marital status, sex, or handicap in the educational programs, or activities as set forth in Title IX, Title VI, and Section 504.  Anyone having inquiries concerning the Bullitt County Public Schools' compliance with Title IX, Title VI, and Section 504 is directed to contract Dr. Michael Eberbaugh, Superintendent, Bullitt County Public Schools, 1040 Highway 44E, Shepherdsville, KY  40165, 502-543-2271, who has been designated by the Bullitt County Public Schools to coordinate the district's efforts to comply with Title IX, Title VI, and Section 504.

 

Due Process

 

Due process requires that a person be given oral and or written notice of any charges made against him.  If  the person denies the charges, he/she must be given the opportunity to confront the person accusing him/her, and receive an explanation of the evidence, and an opportunity to present his version.

 

 

 

 

 

 

EQUAL EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT INSTITUTION

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1

 

DUE PROCESS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

 

HISTORY OF SCHOOL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4

 

MISSION STATEMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4

 

SCHOOL CALENDAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

 

FACULTY AND STAFF  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

 

ENROLLING STUDENTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6

            Applications Procedures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

            Admissions Committee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

            Admission Criteria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

 

ATTENDANCE . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

            Truancy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

            Sign-In/Sign Out Policy  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

 

ACADEMIC PROCEDURES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8

            Course Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8

            Grading Scale. . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

            Vocational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8

           

STUDENT BEHAVIOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-13

            Hall Passes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

            Bus Regulations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

          Expectations of Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9        

          Student Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-10

            Bullitt Co. Public School Discipline Code. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

            Zero Tolerance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-11

            Dress Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11-13

 

STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-15

            Smoking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . .14

            Weapons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

            Medication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

            Telephone Usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14

Food and Drinks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

            Student Drivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-15

            No Pass – No Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15

            Telecommunication Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14

Entertainment Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

GENERAL INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-17

            Student Insurance Coverage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16

            Lunchroom Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16

Visitors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

            Immunization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

            Harassment\Discrimination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16-17

            Sexual Harassment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

 

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17-19

            Fire Drills\Building Evacuation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-18

            Disaster Drills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18

          Tornado Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

          Earthquake Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19

            Procedures for School Cancellation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RIVERVIEW OPPORTUNITY CENTER  begins the school day for students at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 2:05 p.m.  The building opens at 7:00 a.m. and closes at 3:30 p.m.

 

 

 HISTORY OF SCHOOL

Riverview Opportunity Center began in the fall of 1993 as a voluntary, non-traditional program for students who need an alternative path to achieving a high school diploma.  Students must meet graduation requirements set forth by the Kentucky Department of Education and Bullitt Co. Public Schools.  A low student-teacher ratio helps provide individual help to all students.  Students are to work at a pace comfortable for them BUT steady enough to earn at least one full credit every six weeks and a minimum of 3 credits per semester.

 

Riverview Opportunity Center has been visited by several surrounding school districts in Kentucky who are interested in implementing a program such as ours in their own system.

 

The success experienced by students during the history of your school should be an inspiration to others who need a "non-traditional" approach to completing their high school education.

 

MISSION OF BULLITT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

The mission of the Bullitt County Public Schools is to create a challenging, flexible, and nurturing environment to maximize student learning.

 

MISSION OF RIVERVIEW OPPORTUNITY CENTER

We, the staff of Riverview Opportunity Center, believe all students in the Bullitt County School System have the right to receive the best education possible to prepare them to be responsible contributing, productive citizens.  However, all students do not achieve their maximum potential under traditional educational methods.  Therefore, a "non-traditional educational" approach must be used to maximize the education of these students.  We, at Riverview, strive to implement unique programs consistent with the educational needs of the students, while fostering growth in social and emotional behaviors and attitudes.

 

SCHOOL COLORS

Riverview Opportunity Center’s colors are black, teal, and silver.

 

SCHOOL MASCOT


Riverview Opportunity Center’s mascot is the timber wolf.

 

 

RIVERVIEW OPPORTUNITY CENTER

SCHOOL CALENDAR

2010-2011

8/11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . First Day for Students

9/6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Holiday/Labor Day

10/21, 10/22 & 10/25. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fall Break

11/02 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Professional Development

11/24-11/26. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thanksgiving Holiday

12/20-12/31 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No School /Christmas Break

 

1/01. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . No School/New Year’s Day

1/03 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reconvene School a.m.

1/17. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Holiday/Martin Luther King Day

2/21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .President’s Day

3/18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Professional Development

4/04– 4/08 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spring Break

5/06 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No School

5/17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No School

5/24. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Last Day for Students

 

RHS WILL DISMISS AT 12:05 P.M. ON THE FOLLOWING DAYS:

Early Release days for the 2009-2010 school year are

 

Wednesday, August 18, 2010                       Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010                 Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wednesday, October 13, 2010                      Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wednesday, November 10, 2010                  Wednesday, March 16, 2011

 

FACULTY AND STAFF

 

Principal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Douglas Roberts

Counselor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Rick Dawson

Teachers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Darrell Coleman

                                                                                                               Sandy Laing

TeenAge Parenting Program Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barb Plenge

Instructional Assistants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sherry Brummett

                                                                                                       Rhonda Rountree

                                                                                                                     Vacancy

Instructional Tutor……………………………………………………..Betty Smith

Instructional tutor – Learning Café ……………………………..…Kelly Huffman

Day Care Monitor/ Instructional Assistants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .              Vacancy

                                                                                                                     Lisa Pack

Secretary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paula Foster

Bookkeeper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sharon Shepherd

Custodian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sharon Vaughn

Food Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Laura Coleman

                                                                                                           Katie Ferguson

ENROLLING STUDENTS

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

(1)  Students transferring from other Bullitt County schools must:

            -Complete an application

            -Have been promoted to the 9th grade

            -Have a referral from their current school

(2)  Students who have dropped out of school must:

            -Complete an application

            -Forward a transcript from their last school attended

(3)  All applications will be reviewed by the Admissions

      Committee for Riverview Opportunity Center. 

(4)  High School guidance counselors will be responsible for completing the (referred)  

       Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) as well as develop the plan for the student to

       complete the district’s eight (8) semester requirement.

(5)  Students transferring in from any school other than a

Kentucky Department of Education accredited school will have final evaluation of credits by principal or counselor/coordinator.

 

ADMISSIONS COMMITTEE

The committee will review all applications and determine if the applicant has the potential to participate successfully in the Riverview Opportunity Center program.  The committee will reach a consensus based on all application information provided.

 

The Admissions Committee shall also review the status of any student who does not meet the requirements of her/his student contract.  The committee may recommend conditions for continued participation or an end to the student's enrollment in the program.  The following may be reasons for a termination recommendation:

            -failure to earn a minimum of three (3) credits per semester

            -poor attendance

            -behavior problems

 

ADMISSION CRITERIA

One of the following criteria must be met before a student is admitted to Riverview Opportunity Center:

(1)  A student must have fulfilled all requirements to be promoted       

       to the 9th grade and meet one of the following critera.  This includes:

            a.  Student has failed one or more classes in previous

                 semester.

            b.  Student is not on schedule to graduate with his/her class.

            c.  Student has a documented family/personal situation that

                 indicate enrollment in  traditional school is not feasible

                 (child care, pregnancy, must work, etc.)

            d.  Student has not been suspended for a serious offense.

 

(2)  A student who has legally dropped out of school and who is

      under 21 years of age.

 

 

 

ATTENDANCE

 

For students to earn a Kentucky High School Diploma in a timely manner, they must attend school on a regular basis and put forth a consistent effort in the classroom.  Students are expected to attend school according to the designated time blocks agreed to in their student contract.

 

REPORTING ABSENCES

Students who are ill or have a valid reason for being absent from school are required to call the school before 8:00 a.m. to report they are going to be absent.  Students may also email Ms. Foster in the attendance office at paula.foster@bullitt.kyschools.us.   Emails will be followed up with a phone call to verify that parents are aware of student’s absences.

 

TRUANCY

Any student enrolled in a public school who has been absent from school without valid excuse for three (3) or more days, or tardy with valid excuse on three (3) or more days is a truant. 

 

Any student who has been reported as a truant two (2) or more times is a habitual truant.  An absence for less sixty (60) minutes shall be considered tardiness.  Following six (6) unexcused occurrences, a referral may be made to the Court Designated Worker for truancy or a petition filed against the parent/guardian for educational neglect.

 

UNEXCUSED ABSENCES AND TARDIES MAY RESULT IN STUDENTS LOSING THEIR PARKING PRIVILEDGE.

 

SIGN-IN/SIGN-OUT POLICY

Students are expected to arrive at school before 7:30 a.m.  However, if a student should arrive after 7:30 a.m., he/she must sign-in at the office and receive a hall pass before reporting to class.  Students who are tardy will not be permitted to enter the classroom without a note; and students will go to study hall during A.M. or P.M. break.

 

Students needing to sign out of school must bring a note from their parents.  The note must be taken to the office before 8:00 a.m. for verification purposes.  If the note cannot be verified by a parent/guardian, the student cannot leave school.   Students are only permitted to leave school during school hours with verified permission of a parent/guardian and the principal or his designee.

 

STUDENTS WILL ALLOWED TO USE THE OFFICE PHONES TO CALL A PARENT IF THEY ARE ILL. 

 

 

 

ACADEMIC  PROCEDURES

 

COURSE WORK

Students complete course work on an independent basis through an on-line system called APEX Learning.  Students also have the opportunity to continue on-line curriculum outside of school as long as they have access to the internet.  This allows students who are motivated to work diligently at school and at home to possibly meet graduation requirements in fewer than four years.  Students earning a Standard High School Diploma must earn a minimum of 22 credits and meet all academic requirements as established by the state Board of Education.

 

No homework is assigned; therefore, all textbooks, calculators, assignments sheets and educational supplies of any kind are not to be removed from the classroom.  Students who are issued textbooks or other supplies by teachers are responsible and should the textbook or supplies be damaged or lost, will be billed for replacement costs.

 

The following criteria are necessary for a student to earn 1/2 credit:

Ø  Read assigned material

Ø  Pass daily assignments with 70%

Ø  Pass quizzes with 70%

Ø  Pass tests with 70%

Credit will be awarded to the student once all requirements are met.

 

Plagiarism of other’s work is grounds for dismissal from Riverview Opportunity Center.  Students who cheat by using the teacher’s answer books will be required to redo all the course work beginning with the Assignment # 1 or they may be asked to leave Riverview Opportunity Center.

 

P.E. at Riverview does not require physical activity, therefore a waiver from a physician does not exempt a student from physical education.  All students must have ½ credit of P.E. to meet graduation requirements.  This can be obtained through APEX.

 

TAPP students are expected to participate in all activities arranged for parents and parents to be.

 

GRADING SCALE

The following grading scale is used at Riverview Opportunity Center:

            A = 92 - 100                            C = 74 - 82

            B = 83 -   91                            D = 65 - 73

 

Failing grades are not given at Riverview Opportunity Center.  If a student receives below a “D”, he/she must complete additional course work and earn at least a "D" average as a final grade before proceeding to the next lesson.

 

 

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION

A student at Riverview will have the opportunity to enroll in vocational education classes offered by the Bullitt County Area Technology Center.  Information on enrollment at BCATC may be obtained at the time the student participates in the orientation session with the Counselor/Coordinator.

 

STUDENT BEHAVIOR

 

HALL PASSES

Hall passes are issued when it is necessary for students to leave the classroom.  Passes must be signed by the appropriate staff before students can return to the classroom.  Hall passes are issued when students arrive late to school.

 

BUS REGULATIONS

All students who ride a school bus are held strictly responsible for their behavior on the bus.  Students who do not follow the bus regulations will be suspended from the bus.

 

EXPECTATIONS OF STUDENTS

The students at Riverview Opportunity Center are offered the opportunity to earn credits through a non-traditional approach, independent study and work performed only during school hours.  This manner of performing and completing work requires all students to utilize their time to the maximum and in a mature, responsible fashion.  Therefore, all students are expected to display certain classroom behavior to insure that every student has the opportunity to complete his/her education. 

 

The student expectations include, but are not limited, to the following:

            (1)  showing respect for themselves and others (this

includes no vulgar language; no harassment; no        

fighting; no arguing with staff).

            (2)  utilizing class time effectively and efficiently (this

includes not sleeping in class, no heads down on the desk; not abusing out-of-class time, staying on task).

            (3)  putting forth a sincere effort in completing coursework,

attempting assigned work, patiently waiting for teacher's assistance, and not disturbing other students.

 

STUDENT CONTRACT

All students entering Riverview Opportunity Center must sign a student contract.  The contract specifies the following three requirements which a student must meet to stay enrolled at RHS:

1)      Follow all policies as outlined in the Riverview Opportunity Center and the Bullitt County Discipline Code Handbook.

2)      Attend school everyday or have a documented excuse note which is accepted by the school.  (The note must be brought to the school within 5 days of the student’s return to school).

3)      Earn at least 3 full credits each semester.  (Failure to earn 3 credits will result in student being placed on academic probation.)

Students who attend Riverview Opportunity Center have applied and enrolled by their own decision.  The school has chosen to accept each student.  The responsibility of the staff is to provide each student the opportunity to work toward a high school diploma because that is what the student has asked for by applying to Riverview. 

 

Each student enrolling has been given a complete orientation to the opportunities and requirements for the program.  Each student has made the choice to attend and has signed a student contract that she/he wants the opportunity being provided.  Each student will be expected to attend and participate based on his/her choice to enroll.  Students are expected to abide by rules and attendance guidelines.  Student who cannot follow the rules and expectations of Riverview Opportunity Center may be asked to withdraw and another student put in his/her spot and the student will be expected to re-enroll in their home high school.

 

BULLITT CO. PUBLIC SCHOOLS DISCIPLINE CODE

The Discipline Code and school rules published in this handbook are basis for judging student behavior while attending Riverview Opportunity Center.

 

ZERO TOLERANCE

The Bullitt County Public School District is committed to providing a safe and secure learning environment for all students and staff.  In order to achieve this environment, the District has established a zero-tolerance approach that assures parents and communities that schools will strive to be free of alcohol and other illicit drugs, free of firearms and other deadly weapons, assaultive behavior, and free of vandalism and theft.

 

As part of this concept, there will be fair and progressive discipline, early prevention programs, violence prevention/conflict resolution programs, ongoing program that will reinforce these ideas, opportunities for staff development, crisis prevention, and early intervention and referral services. 

 

This approach provides a fair and equitable means of achieving a safe, disciplined, and drug-free environment.

Students and parents should pay special attention to the Zero Tolerance section of the Code since offenses in these behavior areas could lead to long term suspension, police action, Court involvement, assignment to Day Treatment, and/or expulsion.  The Zero behavior areas are:

I.  Alcohol, Drugs, and Other Controlled Substances    

                 (Including “Look Like” Substances)

Students are warned that the Bullitt County Public Schools have the right to conduct random drug searches in cooperation with local law enforcement officials.  These searches may be conducted at any time and could involve police canine units, parking lot searches, and general building searches.  The searching of individual students will only be done based on probable cause and in strict accordance with legal due process requirements

II.   Weapons

School Policy on Weapons:  See Bullitt County Discipline Code Booklet.  The carrying of any knife on the school campus is prohibited.

 

STUDENT BEHAVIOR

 

ZERO TOLERANCE (continued)

III.  Assaultive Behavior       

Verbal or physical assault of any person will not be tolerated and any student engaging in behavior determined to be assaultive will be disciplined to the fullest extent allowed by Board of Education policy and Kentucky Revised Statutes (legal law).

IV.  Vandalism and Theft

This includes curriculum and/or textbooks and school supplies.

 

Students shall not possess, smoke, or use tobacco products at school, on a school bus or any school-related activity on school grounds during regular school hours.  Nor shall any students possess, smoke, or use tobacco products at any school sponsored or endorsed activity while said student is a participant in such activity.

 

 

DRESS CODE

TOPS

(tops and bottoms may not be the same color)

 

POLO SHIRTS

Long or short sleeve polos**

Solid, striped, plaid or paisley

Tucked into pants* (long enough to stay tucked when

arms are raised over the head)

 
OXFORD CLOTH/DRESS SHIRTS

Long or short sleeves with collar***

Cotton or cotton blend

Solid, striped, plaid or paisley

Tucked into pants* (long enough to stay tucked when

arms are raised over the head)

 
SWEATSHIRTS

Solid colors only – no stripes, designs or logos***

Long sleeves

Midriff must not be show when arms are raised over the head

No hoods

Crew neck\V-neck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STUDENT BEHAVIOR

 

DRESS CODE (continued)
TURTLENECKS

Solid, striped, plaid or paisley ***

May not be worn alone – must be worn under polo shirt or sweatshirt with collar showing

Tucked into pants* (long enough to stay tucked when

            arms are raised over the head)

           

*  Pregnant students will be exempt from tucking their shirts but shirts must be long enough to cover midriff when arms are raised over the head.  All other dress standards will apply.

**Pregnant students do not have to wear polo shirts but their shirts must be solid, striped, plaid or paisley and must have a high neckline.

***Students may were clothing with the name “Riverview Opportunity Center”

 

BOTTOMS

(tops and bottoms can not be the same color)

 

PANTS

Solid colors only – Navy, black or khaki only – (no stripes, designs or logos)

Jeans are permissible – No Holes

NO SAGGING

MUST BE HEMMED

Cotton blend or twill

Worn at the waist

Worn with a belt if the pants have loops

No cargo pants, carpenter pants, or baggies.

No large commercial/name brand logos or labels showing

No spandex, leather,  leggings, warm ups, sweat, or stretch pants.

NO SHORTS

NO OVERALLS

 

SKIRTS/JUMPERS

Solid colors  – Navy, black, khaki or denim  – (no stripes, designs or logos)

Cotton blend or twill

Middle of the knee length or longer when standing

No slits above the middle of the knee

 

COATS OR JACKETS WILL NOT BE WORN IN THE CLASSROOM

Students must take off their coats or jackets and hang them on a coat rack inside the classroom until the end of the school day

 

 

 

 

STUDENT BEHAVIOR

 

DRESS CODE (continued)

 

SHOES

Athletic shoes, tennis shoes, loafers, or dress shoes

No flip flops, sandals, or cowboy boots.

 

ACCESSORIES

No sleeveless shirts of any kind

No jackets, garments or bandannas tied around body

No hats of any kind

No large dangling earrings

No visible tattoos or body piercing other than earlobes (tongue studs are permitted as long as they is not a disruption,  (examples: clicking sounds, hanging out of mouth, interfering with speech, or frequent trips to the restroom for maintenance.)

No large necklaces or medallions outside of the shirt

No sunglasses

No chains connected to wallets or anything hanging from clothing

No dog chains, collars, or tags around neck or wrists

No jewelry, accessories or clothing with gang, drug, alcohol, tobacco or

violence related themes

 

MISCELLENOUS

NO SAGGING PANTS (must be worn at the waist with no        

undergarments showing)

Clothing must be appropriate size

Hair styles or hair color that cause a disruption will not be tolerated             

 

Student not adhering to the dress code will be required to sit in the office quietly and orderly until a parent arrives with proper clothing.  The principal and/or designee will be the last authority on all dress code matters.  Any further offenses will be handled in the following manner:

 

 

DRESS CODE (continued)

 

1st offenseParents called to bring proper clothing

 

2nd offense: Students go home until a parent can come in for a

                   conference

 

3rd offenseSuspension as determined by administration

 

Any behavior or dress item which may cause a disruption will not be tolerated!!

 

STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT

 

SMOKING

The use of tobacco products of any kind on Riverview Opportunity Center property violates the law.  Students who violate this law are subject to disciplinary action.

 

WEAPONS

The school policy on weapons for Riverview Opportunity Center defines a weapon as any item listed in the Student Discipline Code.  This definition includes these items regardless of size.  It includes look alikes and any item that is used as a threat or actually used against another person.

 

MEDICATION

Any student required to take prescription medication shall have the medication brought to the school by the parent/guardian.  The prescription shall be in the original container and be accompanied by specific instructions for dispensing.  No medicine of any kind (prescription or non-prescription) will be administered to any student without following board procedure #092241.  This includes a doctor's signed Board of Education Permission Form for Prescribed or Over the Counter Medication.  The required form was included in your enrollment packet or may be obtained from the office staff.  A parent/guardian who wants to provide non-prescription medication for a student, must provide the medication in an unopened container accompanied by specific written instructions on the Board of Education Permission Form for Prescribed or Over the Counter Medication from the doctor as to when it should be dispensed. 

 

All medication must be held in a secure place (locked) by the school office and dispensed only by an adult staff member.  All dispensations must be recorded by a staff member.   A student shall take medication only in the presence of a staff member.

 

TELEPHONE

The school phone is not accessible to students during the school day.  In case of emergency, office staff will contact parents.  Also, personal cell phones are to be turned off (and must remain turned off) during school hours.  Text messages are considered use of your cell phone and are not permitted.  

 

FOOD AND DRINKS

Students are not permitted to bring food, beverages, or food/beverage containers of any kind into the school building during the school day.  Students may pack their lunch in appropriate lunch bags or lunchboxes. 

 

STUDENT DRIVERS

Driving to school is a privilege.  Permission may be denied if serious infractions of established guidelines occur.  School buses have priority at all times.  No one is to interfere with bus drivers in the performance of their duties. 

 

 

 

STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT

 

STUDENT DRIVERS (continued)

Students are to observe all traffic laws while on school property.  Drivers leaving school property need to do so slowly and quietly. The speed limit on High School Drive is 15 mph.  Students will park in designated areas only.   Parking is by permit only, and vehicles without permits are subject to towing at owners’ expense.  Permits are rented by Riverview Opportunity Center for $10.00.  Permits are returned upon withdrawal or graduation.  All students are expected to leave school by bus or automobile unless they live within a mile of school.  Students are to exit their vehicles when they arrive to school (in the morning).  Students are NOT to sit in their vehicles.

 

NO PASS/NO DRIVE

The "No Pass/No Drive" statute results in the denial or revocation of a student's driver's license for academic deficiency, dropping out of school or accummulating  excessive or unexcused absences. Academic deficiency is defined as a student who does not earn two full credits, or the equivalent of four half credits, in the preceding semester. A student is deemed to have dropped out of school when he/she has nine or more unexcused absences in the preceding semester. Any absences due to suspension shall be unexcused absences. Should you want to review the full text of this law, please use the Legislative Research Commission's web site at the following address: www.lrc.ky.gov/record/07RS/record.htm.

 

TELECOMMUNICATION DEVICES

Bullitt County Public School policy allows for a cell phone to be brought to school; however it states that all cell phones/telecommunication devices CANNOT be turned on or in operation at any time during the school day.  If the cell phone is used or activated (this includes text messages) during the school day, the following will take place:

1st Offense – held until a parent picks it up

Next Offense – held until the end of the school year and then returned to the parent.  (SIM cards will be held with the phone).

 

PERSONAL ENTERTAINMENT COVERAGE

Students shall not bring into the school building any personal entertainment equipment such as a iPod, Walkman radio, CD player, Gameboy, etc.  This list is not exclusive and the Principal shall have the final decision about the item falling under the policy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

STUDENT INSURANCE COVERAGE

Each student enrolled in a Bullitt County Public School will be offered for purchase by parents an insurance policy to cover their child.

 

LUNCHROOM PROGRAM

Students attending Riverview Opportunity Center will have the opportunity to participate in the Free/Reduced lunch program operated by the school district.  Each student will have the option to enroll in the program at the time they go through orientation.

 

Lunch prices are set by the Board of Education:

Lunch              Full Price $2.25           Reduced  .40

Breakfast         Full Price $1.25           Reduced  .30

Students are not allowed to charge lunch

 

 

Students are not permitted to leave campus for lunch.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

VISITORS

All visitors must register in the main office as they enter the building through the front door.  Anyone who is not currently scheduled for classes or has not registered in the main office will be asked to leave the school grounds.  Persons not complying with the request to leave the school campus will be reported to local law enforcement.

 

IMMUNIZATION

Kentucky law requires that each student in the public schools maintain an up-to-date immunization certificate.  A student may not enroll in the public schools without a valid Kentucky immunization certificate.  Students enrolling for the first time in Bullitt County schools must present the results of a tuberculin skin test.  Failure to obtain this test within time lines established by Board policy will result in withdrawal from school.

 

HARASSMENT/DISCRIMINAITON

Harassment/discrimination is intimidation by threats of or actual physical violence.  The creation, by whatever means, of a climate of hostility or intimidation though the use of language, conduct, or symbols in such manner as to be commonly understood to convey hatred, contempt, or prejudice or to have the effect of insulting or stigmatizing an individual will not be tolerated.

 

Harassment/discrimination due to an individual's race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital status, political beliefs, sex, or disability is prohibited. 

 

 

 

HARASSMENT/DISCRIMINAITON (continued)

Employees or students who engage in harassment/discrimination of another employee or a student on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital status, political beliefs, sex, or disability shall be subject to disciplinary action as provided under Board of Education policies and applicable State and Federal Laws.

 

The Bullitt County Public Schools have procedures providing for:

(1)  investigation of allegations of harassment/discrimination;

(2)  correction of the conditions causing such harassment/discrimination;

(3)    establishment of measures to provide confidentiality in the complaint  process;

(4)    identification and enactment of methods to prevent reoccurrences of             the harassment/discrimination; conduct and/or actions prohibited

      under this policy include, but are not limited to sexual harassment.

 

                GENERAL INFORMATION

 

SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Sexual Harassment is a particular area of concern for the school district.  Any incident involving sexual harassment will be investigated per Board of Education Procedures.  The following behaviors are major forms of sexual harassment actions that an individual may do to another person.  This is not a complete list and other behaviors may be judged to be sexual harassment.  When in doubt about whether a behavior/action is sexual harassment, the people should not say it or carry out the action.

           

            (1)  unwanted touching, sexual name calling, sexual

                   jokes, and spreading sexual rumor;

            (2)  members of one gender in a class being

                   subjected to sexual remarks of the other gender

                   in the context of the classroom;

            (3)   impeding the progress of a student in class by

                   questioning the student's ability to do the

                    required classwork based on the gender of

                    the student;

(4)  limiting student's access to educational tools,

                   such as computers, based on the student's

                   gender; and

            (5)  teasing a student's subject choice or assignment

                   based on the gender of the student.

                          

No one shall retaliate against an employee or student because he/she files a written grievance, assists or participates in an investigation, proceeding, or hearing regarding the charge of harassment/discrimination of an individual or because he/she has opposed language or conduct that violates this policy.

For the complete Bullitt County Board of Education Policy #09.42811 on Harassment/Discrimination see the Student Discipline Code Handbook.

 

 

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

 

FIRE DRILLS/BUILDING EVACUATION

To evacuate the building as safely and as quickly as possible, please observe the following:

            (1)  No talking or horse play on the part of the students;

            (2)  Two lines are to be maintained through the corridors;

(3)  Building evacuation routes will be posted in each

       room;                        

            (4)  Students are to follow all directions given by the

                   teacher.

 

FIRE DRILL SIGNAL:  There will be monthly drills to familiarize staff and students with fire alarm signal and procedures.

 

DISATER DIRLLS

Responsibility of students:

Students must be focused and quiet during an alert.  This may mean the difference between life and death.  It is imperative that students follow explicit directions given by teachers, including substitutes.  Students must be instructed to refrain from talking and to walk single file to safety areas.  Every student should know exactly where the safe areas are located during an alert.  A floor plan with designated areas marked is posted in each room.

 

TORNADO PROCEDURES

            (1)  Students immediately move to safe designated areas;

(2)  Rest on knees, lean forward, cover head by crossing                     

                   arms above head;

(3)  Sit on floor, cross legs, cover head with folded arms;

            (4)  Stand and cover head with crossed arms, if space does

                   not permit use of 1st or 2nd suggested position.  Wraps

                   or coats, when readily available should be used as a

                   covering in case of a tornado or air raid alert.

                   (Students and teachers remain at the assigned safety

                   area until the all clear signal or recall is given.)

PROCEDURES FOR TORNADO DRILL

            (1)  The bell rings as follows:  3 short rings, pause, 3 short

                   rings, pause, etc;

            (2)  Teacher takes charge and signals pupils to rise.

                  Teacher should always have class rolls in their

                   possession and should check roll for students when 

       they reach the designated area;

(3)  Students rise without books, wraps or anything in

                   hands.  No talking, laughing or crowding allowed;

(4)  Students move quickly and orderly into designated

                   areas and positions;

            (5)  Classroom doors should be left open;

            (6)  A bell will ring to return to class.

Policy of dismissing students from school

Students will be permitted to leave a Bullitt County School during a tornado warning period only when one or both parents or a person designated by parents call(s) for them at the school.  Students will be kept at school during a tornado warning if the alert comes at dismissal time and students cannot reach home before the storm strikes.

 

 

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

 

BUS SAFETY

During a tornado warning, no bus shall be permitted to leave until the all-clear signal is given.  If the bus is enroute to or from school, it is advisable to stop the bus near a depression or cut in the road where possible and keep the students in the bus.

 

EARTHQUAKE PROCEDURES

Since earthquakes occur without warning and there is no prediction possible, little preparation can be made for such an emergency.  Everyone should be aware of "Duck, cover, and hold!"  During an earthquake, duck under desks, cover your head, and hold on to the desk legs to protect yourself.  If you are in a hallway, stairwell, or walkway, drop and cover.  Just remember to watch out for falling objects.  NEVER RUN OUTSIDE during an earthquake.

 

After activity has ceased, teachers should decide if evacuation is necessary.  Exit the building in an orderly manner and assemble in the parking lot or on the football field away from buildings and power lines.  REMEMBER aftershocks will occur.

 

Students are to remain with their teacher and await further instructions.

 

 

PROCEDURES FOR SCHOOL CANCELLATION

In the event school must be canceled, the following procedure will be used:

            (1)  The announcement will be made on WHAS radio on

                   the 6:00 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. news if school is to be

                   cancelled that day.

            (2)  School will be cancelled one day at a time unless the

                  announcement on the radio states otherwise.

            (3)  As soon as the decision is made to cancel school the

                   following day, the announcement will be on the radio.

            (4)  Please do not call the school, the Board of Education

                  office, or your principal.  They will not know about

                  school closing prior to the radio announcement and it is

                  impossible for them to answer calls from everyone.

            (5)  If you do not have a radio, arrange with a neighbor to

                  get the news.