RIVERVIEW OPPORTUNITY CENTER

STUDENT HANDBOOK

2011– 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

383 HIGH SCHOOL DRIVE

SHEPHERDSVILLE, KY  40165

502-543-1884      502-955-6039

RIVERVIEW OPPORTUNITY CENTER

SHEPHERDSVILLE, KENTUCKY

 

STUDENT HANDBOOK

 

2011-2012

 

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

 

ATTENDANCE . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6

            Truancy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

            Sign-In/Sign Out Policy  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

 

ACADEMIC PROCEDURES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

            Course Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

            Grading Scale. . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

                       

STUDENT BEHAVIOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-10

            Hall Passes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

            Bus Regulations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8

          Expectations of Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

          Student Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9

            Bullitt Co. Public School Discipline Code. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

            Zero Tolerance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. .9-10

            Dress Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . 10

 

STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-12

            Smoking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . .10

            Weapons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

            Medication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11

            Telephone Usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

Food and Drinks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

            Student Drivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-12

            No Pass – No Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12

            Telecommunication Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12

Entertainment Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

 

 

 

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

GENERAL INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-14

            Student Insurance Coverage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

            Lunchroom Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Visitors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13

            Immunization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13

            Harassment\Discrimination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-14

            Sexual Harassment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14

 

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15-16

            Fire Drills\Building Evacuation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15

            Disaster Drills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 15

          Tornado Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-16         Earthquake Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16

            Procedures for School Cancellation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16

         Sign Off Sheet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

 

 

 

 

 

 

        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

2011-2012

 

8/10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . First Day for Students

9/5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Holiday/Labor Day

10/20-10/24. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fall Break/No School

11/8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No School/ Professional Development

11/23-11/25. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No School/Holiday/Thanksgiving

12/19-12/30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No School /Christmas Break

 

1/02 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reconvene School a.m.

1/16. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Holiday/Martin Luther King Day

2/20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Holiday/President’s Day

3/09 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No School/ Professional Development

4/09– 4/13. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Spring Break

5/04 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No School

5/17. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Last Day for Students

 

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

Early Release days for the 2010-2011 school year are

 

Wednesday, August 17, 2011                       Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wednesday, September 21, 2011                 Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Wednesday, October 19, 2011                      Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Wednesday, November 16, 2011                  Wednesday, April 18, 2012

 

 

FACULTY AND STAFF

 

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

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

Career Readiness Teacher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Melissa Fox

Career Readiness Coach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Savannah Mattingly

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

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

Day Care Monitor/ Instructional Assistants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lisa Pack

                                                                                                              Ashley Bailey                                                                          

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                           Katie Ferguson

 

 

 

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.

 

Students must maintain good attendance while enrolled in the Career Readiness Center (CRC).  When a student attains their 3rd unexcused absence or tardy, they are considered truant by the State of Kentucky.  When a student reaches six (6) unexcused absences or tardies, they are considered a habitual truant. 

 

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. 

 

An absence for less than sixty (60) minutes shall be considered tardiness.

 

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 NOT BE ALLOWED TO USE THE OFFICE PHONES TO SIGN-OUT.  IN THE EVENT OF ILLNESS A STAFF MEMBER WILL CALL A PARENT.

 

 

 

 

           ACADEMIC  PROCEDURES

 

COURSE WORK

Students complete course work on an independent basis through an online 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.  

 

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.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. 

 

STUDENT BEHAVIOR

 

STUDENT CONTRACT  continued

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT

 

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 (cont.)

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 $5.00.  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.

 

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 acummulating  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.

 

Students are not allowed to charge lunch

 

Students are not permitted to leave campus for lunch.

 

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. 

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.

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

HARASSMENT/DISCRIMINAITON (cont.)

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.

 

           

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.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

 

TORNADO PROCEDURES (cont.)

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.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

I have read and understand the policies and

 

guidelines within this handbook.  I agree to follow

 

these policies and guidelines. 

 

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