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GENERAL INFORMATION

The principal makes the rules and regulations for the school. All school personnel work under the direction and supervision of the principal.

The school day will be from 7:15 am - 3:15 pm., all professional personnel working 8 hours each day. If you are on duty, it could be more than 8 hours that day. Teachers meetings will be scheduled as needed.

All teachers and aides are to be in their rooms by 7:15 am to prepare for the day, which begins at 7:25 am.

No one shall leave the school premises during the day except in case of an emergency. Anyone leaving the premises must first consult and obtain permission from the principal or assistant principal of the school. When you leave the building, you must sign out and upon returning sign back in on the Blue Folder Labeled "Employee Leaving Building" located in the main office.

Any teachers who cannot for any valid reason assume his/her responsibilities for any day for which he/she is employed should call the school by 6:30 am. Logan County Board of Education Policy on Faculty Absences is located in your handbook information packet. It is your responsibility to fill out a sick leave form the day you return to work. If you know ahead of time due to an appointment, professional leave, etc. please inform the office personnel to insure the calling of a substitute. It is imperative you sign in on the sign in sheet in the mornings when reporting to school (due to payroll).

All out-of-county travel forms must be submitted 10 days prior to meeting. All out-of-state travel forms must be submitted 30 days prior to meeting. Before submitting to the Board of Education, you need to have the form signed by the principal.


All problems should be resolved at the school if possible. If you have a problem, discuss it first with the principal. Do not call the Board's Office first because they will refer it back to the principal of the school.

Personal phone calls will not be transferred into the classrooms unless it is an emergency.

Employees should not gossip about school affairs.

Teachers should not be out of the classroom if there are students in class unless called out by administration.

School property is public property, and means must be taken to protect it. An index of good school administration is the manner in which both the pupils and the staff take care of property. A clean and attractive building is an incentive to good schoolwork. The school property in your classroom is in your care. Please see that is given proper care. Example- writing on desk or cabinets. Teachers need to inform us if rooms are not cleaned or need maintenance in their rooms.

The Physical Education, Band, and Choir instructors are responsible for submitting inventory and keeping the equipment under control and in good order. They are also responsible for gymnasium and locker room upkeep.

Teachers will have extra textbooks in their classroom. If a student does not have his/her textbook, use these and take them up at the end of class. If this becomes a habit, contact the parents. If this doesn't help, contact the assistant principal.

Teachers are trained professionals and all of you have good ideas. If you have a "pet" project that you feel would be of value as a learning experience, don't hesitate to ask about the possibility of getting it into practice. If you have some suggestions that would make our school a better place to work, bring them in also. If you are unhappy about something our school is doing, please bring that to the office.


Each of us are here for one purpose only: to serve the needs of the children. Let's work together to do the best jobs we possibly can.

Staff Development: All personnel are required to have 18 hours of staff development. You will need to register for each session at http://lc2.boe.loga.k12.wv.us/ under staff development. After each session you attend, you need to complete the on-line evaluation. This is your responsibility. A staff development log is kept on the staff development site for each employee.

 

School Closing Codes: Code A - No School - All employees must report to work
Code B - No School - All Administrators, Custodians, and 261
Employees must report to work

 

PURCHASING GUIDELINES

NO purchases are to be made without an approved signed purchase order. Any invoices received by the school for payment not having an approved purchase order will become your responsibility for payment and insubordination. This includes any type of purchase! Reimbursements will follow same guidelines.

FUNDRAISERS: ALL fund-raising activities must be pre-approved by the principal. You need to fill out the fund-raising Project Report and submit for approval. When project is complete, you are required to fill out and turn in to the office the Fund-Raising Profit/Loss Statement.

COUNTY ALLOTMENT orders are to be filled out completely on a Board Requisition form and are not to exceed $150.00. After completing the requisition form, turn it in to Ms. Ramey in the office. She will then enter the information on the computer forwarding it to the Board's office for processing allotment purchases. Then you receive your order, make sure you turn the packing slips into the office.

FACULTY SENATE orders are to be filled out completely on a School Requisition form and are not to exceed $200.00. When you have completed the requisition, and it has been approved and signed, turn it in to the secretary in the office. She will then place the order and file the purchase order for payment. Make sure you turn it in for payment. Make sure you turn in all packing slips! If the invoice is mailed directly to you, be sure to turn it in for payment. If you should lose your packing slip, initial the invoice stating the items were received.

TEACHERS CASH RECEIPTS SUMMARY FORM is to be filled out every time you turn in funds to be deposited. This is a must! Receipts should be given to students for money turned in to you.

RECEIPTS should be given to all students for money turned in to classes or clubs.
CURRICULUM

Teachers should follow Common Core Standards for each instructional area. Students should be evaluated to see if they are meeting these objectives. Copies of Content Standards and Curriculum Manual should be kept in each classroom.

Where a co-teacher is providing additional tutorial remedial instruction, the teacher needs to correlate the regular classroom work with the co-teacher's instruction. It is the lead classroom teacher's responsibility to direct the co-teacher's endeavors.

Teachers will record grades on LiveGrades. All grades will be checked after each 9-week term. Each teacher needs to have at least 10 grades to evaluate that student for each 9-week term.

LESSON PLANS

Lesson plan books will be checked at any time during the year. Plans are to be completed at least one week in advance and submitted to the assistant principal via email.
An open communication line between parents and teachers concerning grades should be kept open.
Testing information and Class System Notebook is to be available along with your lesson plans and Instructional Goals and Objectives.

All teachers will use LiveGrades.

All teachers will record absences in WVEIS WOW daily for all classes.

TARDY POLICY
WVC (18-8-1) compulsory school attendance is a state law and must be enforced. Parents, guardians, or custodians of students are responsible for their attendance until the age of 18. Absence is not being present in the school building.
Students tardy to school must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to sign in. Man Middle School's consequences to habitual tardiness are as follows:
3rd tardy: lunch detention
6th tardy: 1 day In-School Suspension (ISS)
9th tardy: 1 day ISS and parent conference
12th tardy: 1 day ISS, parent conference, and a referral to probation office
Each subsequent 3rd tardy will result in 1 day ISS.
The count on these days will run throughout the school year. The count will not reset at the beginning of each 9-weeks or semester.
Reference material: Logan County Secondary Schools Handbook

BUS NOTE POLICY

We, the staff at Man Middle School, want to ensure the safety of the students at school. If a student needs to get off at a different stop or ride another bus, they must have a written bus note from their parents or guardian. A phone number must be included on the note for verification because the assistant principal will call to verify the bus note before approving it. Phone calls requesting a bus change for a student will not be accepted as we cannot verify the identity of the caller.

ABSENCES - LCBOE POLICY

VI.2.4 Absences. 5th day of absence for personal or family illness. All employees of the Logan County Board of Education will, after their 5th day of absence due to personal or family illness, for which no doctor's excuse was presented, have a meeting with the immediate supervisor in order to discuss these absences. At this meeting, the employee will be informed that beginning with the 8th day of absence (1/2 days accumulate to full days? A doctor's excuse will be required for each absence regardless of the length of the absence. The supervisor will also make the employee aware of all factors of the Logan County Personal and Professional Leave Policy.

8th day of Absence for Personal of Family Illness: Beginning with the 8th day of total absences for personal or family illness, a doctor's excuse will be required for each day or partial day's absence from work.

15th day of Absence for Personal or Family Illness: Beginning with the 15th day of absence, the employee will have another meeting dealing with the personal absences from work. This meeting will be with the immediate supervisor and the next supervisor in the chain of command or the Board of Education. At this meeting, the employee will be asked to demonstrate sufficient reason for this excessive amount of work days missed. If the employee cannot demonstrate sufficient reason for this amount of work being missed, an improvement plan would be written and placed in the employee's personnel file.

Work days missed due to using 3 days of personal leave as provided for by state law, professional leave, hospital confinement, and any subsequent convalescence time, death in the immediate family, will not be used in determining the total days of work missed because of personal or family illness.

Realizing that individuals consider illness to be of personal and confidential nature, the supervisor conducting any meeting will not discuss with anyone (other than the individual concerned) the details of the meeting. Supervisors of personnel will treat meetings with 100% confidentiality. (Adopted August 20, 1987; Amended January 14, 1988).

Meetings will be schedules as follows:
Employees 5th day meeting 15th day meeting
School employees Principal Principal & Asst.
(cooks, custodians, aides, Superintendent
secretaries, teachers)
Principals Asst. Superintendent Superintendent &
Supervisors

 

Personal Leave Form

 

I ____________________________ would like to request personal leave on

______________________.


______________________________
Employee Signature

____________________________
Principal's Signature

 

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Request to Leave Early

Employee Name: Date:

Reason for Leaving:

Classes will be covered in the following manner:
Class Covered by
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th

 

Administrator:

Employees are only allowed to accumulate up to 8 hours of Request to Leave Early time per year. After 8 hours, Request to Leave Early will be denied.

ADMISSION AND TREATMENT OF STUDENTS
Logan County Board of Education


No person, regardless of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, or handicap, shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of or be subjected to discrimination under any academic, extra curricular, research, occupational training, or other education program or activity operated by the Logan County Board of Education.


In accordance with the above decree, any inquires regarding said policy and its application may be referred to the employee(s), designated with the responsibility for coordinating compliance, by the chief administrative officer of the school system, or to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, of the United States Department of Education.

DISCRIMINATION PROHIBITED


As required by federal laws and regulations, the Logan County Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, handicapping condition, marital status, or national origin in employment or in its educational programs and activities. Inquiries may be referred to Title IX Coordinator: Logan County Board of Education: PO Box 477; Logan WV 25601, phone 752-1550; or to the Department of Education's Director of the Office for Civil Rights.

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCE


Any teacher or service personnel absent during parent-teacher conference has to make up this time or take a sick or personal day for that time. Parent-teacher conferences are very important to promote a good school climate. Inform the principal when this day will be made up.

ITEMS TO BE POSTED/

Classroom Rules
Teacher Code of Conduct
Student Code of Conduct
Discrimination Prohibited Policy
Fire Drill Information
County Grading Scale
Bell Schedule
2-Hour Delay Schedule
3-Hour Delay Schedule
Core Beliefs
Mission Statement
School Wide Norms
Teaching Certificate
Classroom Schedule signed by the Teacher and Principal

AVAILABLE IN ROOM
Strategic Plan (on the webpage)
Class Roster available for substitute
Lesson Plans Prepared one week in advance
Teacher's Goals
Student and Parent Handbook on file
Student/Parental Grievance Procedures
Important Test Dates
Make-Up Assignments
Daily Objectives

DISCIPLINE

The principal's major responsibility concerning student discipline is for total, overall procedures and policies of the school. You are responsible for procedures and policies in your classroom. Before you call in the Assistant Principal or send a student to the office, stop and consider whether this trip is really necessary. This means that someone outside your classroom is being asked to discipline a student for behavior inside your classroom. The best policy, whenever possible, is to take care of your own discipline problems. Occasionally, you may need the Assistant Principal's help, but it should not be too often. Otherwise, you are leaning on him/her to do what is basically your job. When you send a student to the Assistant Principal you are saying you cannot control the child, therefore, you will have to accept the Assistant Principal's decision on the action taken. The major goal of discipline is to be fair and consistent.

Teachers are responsible for a discipline policy in their room. This policy must be emailed to the principal to be kept on file and a copy should be printed and posted in the classroom. The policy must be shown to students the first week of school. When you bring a student to the office, please see that you have already tried to correct a discipline problem by taking away student privileges, holding conferences with the student, conferring with parents, etc. When these efforts have failed to achieve results, and you feel that you must bring the student to the Assistant Principal, please bring documentation of conferences.
Teachers are to keep paper and pencil in their rooms in case the students need them during class. Students should be out of class to get paper and pencil.

No more than one student is allowed out of the classroom at a time. Teachers must have a sign out sheet and students must have an agenda or a pass when out of the classroom. There should be a time limit for students to be out of class, example: 5 minutes.

As students change classes, teachers should be at their door, which will cut down on problems in the hall.

The principal and assistant principal are the only ones in charge of putting students in in-school suspension.

STUDENT DISCIPLINE

The parent is expected to cooperate with the school and support its corrective measures and to notify the school of any unusual behavior pattern on the part of the child that might lead to serious difficulties. The parent has a further obligation to attend any conferences scheduled pursuant to West Virginia Code S 18A-5-1. (Revised November 16, 1995) (Reviewed August 26, 1999)

VIII.4.4. Options in Disciplinary Actions
Both the teacher and principal have various options in imposing disciplinary measures for student misconduct and infraction of school rules. The teacher or principal may and should consult with parents on disciplinary measures that might prove most effective in particular instances. (Adopted November 17, 1983) (Reviewed August 26, 1999)

VIII.4.5. Student Discipline Procedures
Decisions on disciplinary action are determined by the principal at the school level. Certain offenses are to be referred to the superintendent's office for consideration by the Board of Education. The following standard procedures are recommended:
LEVEL I VIOLATIONS:
Cheating/academic misconduct; Deceit; Disruptive/Disrespectful conduct; Failure to Serve Detention; Falsifying Identify; Inappropriate Appearance Inappropriate Displays of Affection; Inappropriate Language; Possession of Inappropriate Personal Property; Skipping Class; Tardiness; Vehicle Parking Violation
SCHOOL RESPONSES TO LEVEL I VIOLATIONS:
Administrator/student conference or reprimand; Appropriate intervention strategies (conflict resolution/peer mediation/anger management); Administrator/student conference or reprimand; Administrator and teacher-parent/guardian conference; Referrals and conference to support staff or agencies; Referral to a tobacco cessation program; Dally/weekly progress reports; Behavioral contracts; Change In the student's class schedule; School service assignment; Confiscation of Inappropriate Item; Restitution/restoration; Before and/or after-school detention; Denial of participation In class and/or school activities; Immediate exclusion by teacher from one class period of the school day; Weekend detention; In-school suspension; Out-of-school suspension for up to three days; Law enforcement notification.
LEVEL II VIOLATIONS:
Gang Related Activity; Habitual Violation of School Rules or Policies; Insubordination; Leaving School Without Permission; Physical Fight Without Injury; Possession of Imitation Weapon; Possession of Knife not meeting Dangerous Weapon Definition; Profane language/Obscene Gesture/Indecent Act Toward an Employee or A Student; Technology Misuse.
SCHOOL RESPONSES TO LEVEL II VIOLATIONS:
Any Level 2 response; Administrator/student conference or reprimand; Referral to support staff or counseling services; In-School Suspension; Out-of-school suspension for up to five (5) days; Alternative education program; Expulsion
LEVEL III VIOLATIONS:
Battery Against a Student; Defacing School Property/Vandalism; False Fire Alarm; Fraud/ Forgery; Gambling; Hazing; Improper or Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle; Larceny; Sexual Misconduct; Threat of Injury/Assult Against an Employee or Student; Trespassing; Harrassment/Bullying/Intimidation: Imitation Drugs: Possession, Use, Distribution or Sale; Inhalant Abuse; Possession/use of Substance Containing Tobacco and/or Nicotine
SCHOOL RESPONSES TO LEVEL III VIOLATIONS:
Level 3 behaviors are criminal offenses and therefore warrant formal law enforcement intervention. Schools shall implement intervention strategies and meaningful consequences that promote and support appropriate behavioral changes, these could include but are not limited to: Suspension from school or transportation; Possible expulsion;
LEVEL IV VIOLATIONS:
Battery Against a School Employee; Felony; Illegal Substance Related Behaviors; Possession and/or Use of Dangerous Weapon
SCHOOL/COUNTY RESPONSES TO LEVEL IV VIOLATIONS:
Suspension; Possible expulsion.
Policy 4373 Expected Behavior in Safe and Supportive Schools Update can be found at: http://wvde.state.wv.us/healthyschools/ElectronicManual4373New.html
(Revised February 22, 2012)

FIRE DRILLS

Fire drills should be taken seriously by the students and the faculty. Faculty is supposed to have their class rosters and do a count of students present. The Fire Marshal comes unannounced. Their department is taking these drills and findings more seriously with citations being written. Please keep this in mind.
Mandatory State Law:
1. Teachers read to all students the exit procedures for each room.
2. A copy of the procedures is to be posted in each room.
General Rules:
1. Close all windows and doors. Turn off lights.
2. No horse play. Quick but safe exit.
3. Teachers will accompany their room and group. Take your student roster with student names and phone numbers.
4. Teachers will check rolls to see that all students are accounted for.
5. Fire drill will sound by using fire alarm system.
6. Recall to class will be announced.
Exit Directions:
5-8:
Rooms 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125 EXIT building through doors on creek side (5-6 wing)
Rooms 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136 EXIT building through doors near White's Armature Works (7-8 wing)
Gym- EXIT building through doors near highway to sidewalk
Commons Area- EXIT building through Main Entrance doors (near office)
Library- EXIT building through Library Doors
Main Office- EXIT building through Main Entrance doors

POLICY FOR ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICINE


The administration of medication to students is the primary responsibility of the parent, guardian, or student. Parents are encouraged to administer medication to their children before and after school. If a student is unable to take his or her own medicine, and such medication is required to be administered during school hours to facilitate the student's health and regular school attendance, an employee with appropriate training shall be designated by the principal to administer required medication. If a student is able to take his or her own medication, then the designated personnel will only observe the procedure.
No prescription medication shall be administered at school without a written order and dosage instructions from the student's physician. The form entitled Administration of Medication at School should be used.
Prescription medication must be labeled clearly and accurately with the student name and physician name by a pharmacist or physician. Only one kind of medication may be included in a single bottle or container.
Medication must be stored in a locked secure location designated by the principal.
Non-prescription medication may be administered for a period of up to 3 school days upon the written directions of a parent or guardian. Parents must also sign a permission form. Non-prescription medication must be sent to the school in the manufacturer's container labeled with the student's name. If there is any question about the dosage of medication the child is to receive, it will not be given unless clarified.

SCHOOL LUNCH AND BREAKFAST- On School Web Page
Breakfast and lunch will be provided free to all students this year. However, if a child desires a second meal they will be responsible for paying for that meal.
NONDISCRIMINATION - On School Web Page
Children who receive free or reduced price meals are treated the same as children who pay for their meals. No child will be discriminated against because of race, sex, color, national origin, age, or disability in the operation of the child feeding programs. If you believe you have been discriminated against, write to the Secretary of Agriculture, Washington, DC, 20250


LOGAN COUNTY SCHOOLS
3216 -Staff Dress and Grooming

The Board of Education believes that professional staff members set an example in dress and grooming for their students to follow. A professional staff member who understands this precept and adheres to it enlarges the importance of his/her task, presents an image of dignity, and encourages respect for authority. These factors act in a positive manner toward the maintenance of discipline.
The Board retains the authority to specify the following dress and grooming guidelines for staff that will prevent such matters from having an adverse impact on the educational process. When assigned to County duty, all professional staff members shall:
A. Be physically clean, neat, and well groomed;
B. Dress in a manner consistent with their professional responsibilities;
C. Dress in a manner that communicates to students a pride in personal appearance;
D. Dress in a manner that does not cause damage to County property;
E. Be groomed in such a way that their hair style or dress does not disrupt the educational process nor cause a health or safety hazard.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY
I. General Statement of Policy
It is the policy of the Logan County Board of Education to maintain a working and learning environment that is free from sexual harassment. The Board prohibits any form of sexual harassment.
Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which violates Federal and State statues:
• Section 703 of the Title VII Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C., section 2000e-2 (a)
• The United States EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) and Section 5-11-9 f of the West Virginia Human Rights Act
• Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972
II. Purpose
The Sexual Harassment Policy of the Logan County Board of Education is to serve as a means to prevent incidents of sexual harassment in the work place or learning environment. The policy is to send a clear message to everyone that the occurrence of sexual harassment will not be tolerated; and if Sexual Harassment does occur, this policy provides information for administrators and supervisory staff to deal promptly and effectively with its resolution.
The Logan County School district will act to investigate all complaints, formal or informal, verbal or written, of sexual harassment and will discipline any students or employee who sexually harasses another student or employee of the school district.
III. Sexual Harassment Defined
A. Sexual harassment consists of unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, sexually motivated physical conduct or other verbal or physical conduct or communication of a sexual nature when:
1. Submission to such conduct is made explicitly or implicitly as a term or condition of obtaining or retaining employment or of obtaining an education; or
2. Submission to or rejection of that conduct or communication by an individual is used as a factor in decisions affecting that individual's employment or education; or
3. That conduct or communication has the purpose or effect of substantially or unreasonably interfering with an individual employment or education, or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive employment or education environment
B. Two (2) types- the EEOC defines the two types of sexual harassment as:
1. Quid Pro Quo: refers to soliciting sexual favors in exchanges for job security, promotion or other benefits.
2. Hostile Environment: the conduct of one individual against another that interferes with the individual's work or learning performance or creates a working or learning environment that is offensive or intimidating.
IV. Examples of subtle overt forms of sexual harassment
1. Verbal harassment or abuse;
2. Unwelcome or inappropriate letters, telephone calls, or materials of a sexual nature;
3. Sexual teasing, jokes, remarks, or questions;
4. Sexually suggestive looks or gestures;
5. Pressure, subtle or overt, for sexual activity;
6. Unwelcome or inappropriate patting, pinching, or cornering;
7. Intentional brushing against another's body;
8. Attempted or actual rape or sexual assault;
9. Requesting or demanding sexual favors accompanied by implied or overt threats concerning an individual's employment or educational status;
10. Requesting or demanding sexual favors accompanied by implied or overt promises of preferential treatment with regard to an individual's employment or educational status; or
11. Any unwelcome sexually motivated touching.
V. Reporting Procedure:
Any staff member or student who believes he or she has been sexually harassed should report the complaint as soon as possible to one of the following:
1. Immediate supervisor
2. Next higher level above the supervisor
3. Designated sexual harassment officer
4. Personnel representative
5. In the case of a student, the report should be made to the principal
The Logan County School District will respect the confidentiality of the complaint and the individuals against whom the complaint is filed as much as possible, consistent which the school district's legal obligations and the necessity to investigate allegations of harassment and take disciplinary action when the conduct has occurred. The Logan County School District has designated the Title IX Coordinator as the sexual harassment investigator.
IV. Investigation and Recommendation
By authority of the board, the Title IX Coordinator, upon receipt of a report or complaint alleging sexual harassment, shall immediately authorize an investigation. This investigation may be conducted by an official or officials of the school district or by a third party or parties designated by the superintendent. If the superintendent is the subject of the complaint, the report shall be submitted to the Title IX Coordinator and the President of the Board.
The investigation may consist of personal interviews with the complainant, the individual(s) against whom the complaint is filed, and others who may have knowledge of the alleged incident(s) or circumstance(s) giving rise to the complaint. The investigation may also consist of any other methods and documents deemed pertinent by the investigator(s).
A. Employee:
A substantiated harassment charge against any employee of the Logan County School District shall subject such employee to an improvement plan and such disciplinary action which may include actions ranging from a verbal reprimand to dismissal. Education or counseling may be required.
B. Student:
A substantiated harassment charge against a student in Logan County Public Schools shall subject that student to student disciplinary action which may include detention, suspension, or expulsion. Education or counseling may be recommended.
C. Other individuals or organizations:
A substantiated harassment charge against other individuals or organizations shall result in termination of the agreement or relationship.

VII. Non-harassment
The Board recognizes that not every advance or consent of a sexual nature constitutes harassment. Whether a particular action or incident is a personal, social relationship without a discriminatory employment effect requires a determination based on all the facts and surrounding circumstances. False accusations of sexual harassment can have a serious detrimental effect on innocent parties.

POLICY 1461

 

LOGAN COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION
TITLE: DRUG FREE WORKPLACE POLICY

BACKGROUND:
The Logan County Board of Education is concerned about the health and safety of all employees and recognizes the need to provide a high quality work environment. The use of illegal drugs is a health and safety hazard and inhibits productivity.
Therefore, the Logan County Board of Education shall assure full compliance with all regulations that define a drug-free workplace. Additionally, no employee shall report for work on any Logan County Board of Education project, whether on-site or in the field, while under the influence of an illegal drug.
IMPLEMENTION OF POLICY 1461
PROCEDURE:
The Logan County Board of Education will continuously work to maintain a drug-free workplace. As required by the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, all employees will be informed of and required to sign the Drug-Free Workplace Policy statement. All employees will be required to participate in a drug awareness program provided by the Logan County Board of Education.
The Logan County Board of Education will take appropriate personnel action in accordance with the disciplinary procedure outlined in the West Virginia Department of Education Employee Handbook. The handbook states that "When an offense is of a magnitude to warrant it, an employee may be suspended without pay or may be dismissed from employment. Reasons for suspension or dismissal may be misuse of state property, insubordination, incompetence, willful neglect of duty, reporting to work under the influence of alcohol, narcotics, or other illegal controlled substances, fraud, activities involving conflict of interest and violations of law and/or policy of the Board of Suspension or dismissal may be effective immediately; however, action shall be taken within 10 workdays of knowledge of the offense." Employees may be required to satisfactorily participate in drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation program. Rehabilitation will be provided according to the guidelines of the Public Employees Insurance Agency.\
The employee should abide by the terms of this policy statement. The employee shall notify his or her supervisor of any criminal drug statute conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace no later than 5 days after such conviction.
Illegal drugs are defined as meaning "controlled substance" in Schedules I-V of the United States Controlled Substances Act 202 (21 U.S. Code 812) and pertinent federal regulations.


LOGAN COUNTY SCHOOLS TOBACCO CONTROL POLICY
Section 1. General
1.1 Scope: This policy sets the requirements for schools in Logan County to be tobacco free.
1.2 Authority: West Virginia Code 16-gA-1 through 16-9A-4, and 18-2-5. West Virginia Board of Education Policy 2422.5A.
1.3 Effective Date: January, 1998
1.4 Replaces Policy VI.2.8a - Tobacco Control Logan County
Section 2. Purpose
2.1. The purpose of this policy is to prohibit the use or distribution of tobacco products in school buildings, on school grounds, in school-leased or owned vehicles and at all school affiliated functions in order to improve the health of West Virginia students and school personnel. Students under the age of 21 shall not possess any tobacco product at any time. The use of tobacco products has a direct link to numerous health problems and this policy is intended to prevent students, school personnel and visitors from being exposed to secondhand smoke and prevent youth addiction to tobacco products. School personnel shall act as positive role models for students by not distributing or using tobacco products.
Section 3. Application
3.1. This policy shall apply at ail times to any building, property or vehicle leased, owned or operated by a Logan County Board of Education. This policy shall apply to any private building, or other property, including automobiles or other vehicles, used for school activities when students or staff are present.
3.2. No person shall distribute or use any tobacco product in any area defined in Section 3. 1. of this policy at any time. In addition, students shall not possess any tobacco product at any time in areas or situations defined in Section 3.1.
3.3. Individuals supervising students off school grounds are prohibited from distributing or using any tobacco product while in the presence of students or any time while engaged in any activities directly involving students.
3.4. No school or board property, as defined in Section 3.1. of this policy may be used for advertising of any tobacco product.
3.5. Groups using areas described in Section 3.1 shall sign agreements with the Logan County Board of Education agreeing to comply with this policy and to inform students, parents, and spectators that this policy remains in force on evenings, weekends, and other times that school is not in session.
Section 4. Implementation
4.1. Every school in the county shall have a Tobacco Control Policy that meets the stipulation of this policy and adheres to the following guidelines. This policy serves as school policy except where the need for school-level procedures or measures is indicated. Compliance is mandatory. Schools may impose additional strategies and restrictions not outlined in county policy provided they meet the tenets and intent of the county policy.
4.1.1. Administration: Administrative procedures for dealing with tobacco are the responsibility of all county and school administrators as follows:
a. It is the responsibility of each school administrator to implement provisions of this policy within their schools, specifically education, communication and enforcement provisions as outlined in this policy, and:
b. It is the responsibility for each school to develop clear procedures for identification. intervention and referral of students with tobacco related problems to the school counselor, school nurse or other identified health professional. These procedures should be included in the student and staff handbooks.
c. It is the responsibility of each school to maintain an environment for students, staff and visitors that presents no physical harm, discomfort or unsanitary condition resulting from tobacco product use.
4.1.2. Communication: The tobacco control policy must include procedures for communicating the policy to students, school staff, parents or families, visitors and the community at large. This policy must be communicated through the following mechanisms:
a. Staff Development: Provide appropriate staff development regarding the current policy. Provision for training for facilitators for cessation education and support programs for students will be at the discretion of each individual school.
b. Employee and Student Handbooks: Handbooks shall include complete information regarding the scope of the policy and, in accordance with due process, sanctions and violations.
c. Parent/Guardian Notification: All parents should be given notification, in accordance with due process, about the sanctions for violations which will be enacted should their child violate policy 2422.5A.
d. Public Notification: Should include placing of signs indicating tobacco free area on school grounds and vehicles; announcement of the policy at all school and county sponsored functions and agreements with all groups using school facilities or property as outlined in Section 3.5 of this policy.
e. Other Communication Procedures: It shall be the responsibility of each school to select one or more of the following communication procedures for communicating the policy to students, school staff, parents or families, visitors and the community at large.
1. Students
a. Discuss the policy with students at student orientation meetings.
b. Spread the information through student organizations and activities.
c. Place or make announcements in school publications and/or via school media (e.g. channel one).
d. Have students design posters, banners, and signs.
e. Explain how students can sign-up for tobacco cessation or support program at school.
2. School Staff
a. Provide every staff member with a copy of the policy and discuss any changes in school tobacco policy and enforcement at staff meetings, such as faculty senate.
b. Post information in staff lounges/offices.
c. Explain how staff can sign-up for cessation or support programs.
3. Parent/Guardian
a. Send a letter to each parent or guardian explaining the policy changes.
b. Ask parents to sign student school contracts for participation in extra and co-curricular activities.
c. Discuss policy at PTA/PTO or LSIC meetings.
d. Include an article in school newsletter outlining the tobacco policy.
4. Public/Community
a. Post signs at all entrances to school property and on ail vehicles owned by the school/county. Other places include restrooms, loading areas and stairwells.
b. Remove all ashtrays from school property.
c. Announce policy at all athletic events, meetings, concerts and plays.
d. Train students, staff and community volunteers to politely ask community members to respect school policy.
e. Communicate the policy to parent and business volunteers who are assisting in supervising youth on off-campus activities, i.e., field trips, job shadowing or community service.
4.1.3. Prevention Education: Required Health Education Program of Study (West Virginia Board of Education Policy 2520.06) shall be coordinated with Safe and Drug Free School activities and programs to provide a comprehensive K-1 2 tobacco prevention curriculum for all children in the county. School Improvement Councils and School Curriculum Teams should assure that prevention education efforts are coordinated and age appropriate.
a. Health Education Instruction: County health education programs of study include instructional objectives related to prevention of tobacco use, assessment of hazards of tobacco and benefits of remaining tobacco free, and skills to refuse peer pressure to use tobacco products K-1 2, as outlined in West Virginia Board of Education Policy 2520, Health Education Instructional Goals and Objectives.
b. Safe and Drug-Free School Program: School-wide or targeted grade level programs sponsored by Safe and Drug-Free Schools funds shall be coordinated with other prevention education efforts and meet guidelines and stipulations set forth in drug-free schools grants for use in prevention education efforts.
4.1.4. Cessation Support Education: All schools in the county will be provided with a list of available cessation programs to refer staff and students interested in cessation. Cessation support education shall not be used as a punishment for those caught violating the Policy.
a. Referrals may be made to the locally determined site for cessation classes for staff and students.
b. When available, information regarding upcoming cessation support education programs will be given to ail students in grades 7-12.
c. Schools may send individuals to a cessation support education training with county professional development funds provided the program meets the basic definition for a cessation support education program.
d. Schools may elect to provide a cessation support education program for students if staff or appropriate individuals from community agencies agree to provide the program for one year.
4.2 Board Action (Enforcement): All schools will adhere to the following for enforcement of tobacco control policy 2422.5A
4.2.1 County sanctions for violations should begin with an educational process and proceed to punitive measures as a last resort and must include at a minimum a reference to the following components:
a. For Students:
Counseling: All students should be referred to the guidance counselor or other school health services or psychological services for ail offenses.
School/Community Service: All students should be given the option of a school or community service assignment prior to police notification unless the students is at minimum a second time offender and prior to suspension unless the student is at minimum a third time offender or refuses to participate in a service assignment.
Mandatory Education Program: It is strongly recommended that ad student violators attend an educational program or receive educational material that discusses the addiction process and cessation options. This should not be confused with cessation programs.
Parent/guardian notification: School policy addresses parent/guardian notification procedures and parent/guardians should be notified of all violations and subsequent sanctions places on the students
Police Notification/Prosecution-. After a student has a prior violation in the same school year or refuses to participate in cessation education and/or school or community service assignments. the county school board of education/school can choose to notify police and have a warrant issued (fine) and refer students to magistrate court for violations.
Suspension: On the third violation or after refusal to participate in education sessions and/or school or community service assignments. county policy allows school administrators to impose a suspension of 1-3 days. It is highly recommended that a conference with the parent or guardian suggest treatment and/or in combination with referral to cessation program at the cost of the parent or guardian. Suspension should always be accompanied by counseling from the guidance counselor or other school health service or psychological service personnel, if applicable.
4.2. 1. a. For Students:
In accordance with due process, first violation of the policy will include the following:
(a) contact parent or legal guardian
(b) provide tobacco prevention education information
(c) 3 days suspension (outside of school)
(d) notify the police of violation and refer to magistrate.
In accordance with due process, second violation of the policy will include the following:
(a) contact parent or legal guardian
(b) provide tobacco prevention education information
(c) 6 days suspension (outside of school)
(d) notify the police of violation and refer to magistrate.
In accordance with due process. third violation of the policy will include the following:
(a) contact parent or legal guardian
(b) provide tobacco prevention education information
(c) 9 days suspension (outside of school)
(d) notify the police of violation and refer to magistrate.
Repeated violations will be automatic referral to the Attendance Director. Expulsion will occur after continuous violations.
4.2.1. b. For Staff (All Logan County School Employees)
All staff in violation of the policy should be provided information or referral regarding smoking cessation programs. Although participation in such programs will be voluntary on the part of staff.
Employee Evaluation/Record: All staff violations require documentation on staff evaluation forms and work records.
Mandatory Education Session - All employees violating the policy will be required to attend an educational program or receive educational material that discusses the addiction process and cessation options. This should not be confused -with cessation programs.
In accordance with due process, first violations of this policy will include the following:
(a) conference with immediate supervisor - with signed documentation
(b) attendance at education session on tobacco or employee provided with information re: the addiction process and cessation options (documentation required).
In accordance with due process, second violations of this policy will include the following:
(a) conference with immediate supervisor - with signed documentation
(b) referral to local authorities, subject to a fine
(c) written improvement plan by immediate supervisor
(d) attendance at education session on tobacco or employee provided with information re: the addiction process and cessation options (documentation required).
In accordance with due process, third violations will include, in addition to steps outlined for second violations, the following:
(a) suspension without pay for 3 days; and
(b) referral to the county board of education for possible additional disciplinary action.
Employee violations will be considered insubordination and subject to disciplinary action. Employees violating the policy more than three times shall be suspended for 3 days without pay and referred to the county board for additional disciplinary action which may include termination. Employee violations will be considered insubordination and subject to disciplinary action.
4.2. 1. c. For the Public:
Public sanctions should involve the following:
(a) request to individual to stop and refer to school policy
(b) if person refuses to stop, request for individual to leave site of school function and refer to policy
(c) if person refuses to leave or is a repeated violator. refer to local authorities, subject to fine
(d) persons could be barred from attending school events.
4.3. Policy Review: This policy will be reviewed every two years and appropriate modifications made at the advice of school administrators, faculty/senates and LSIC groups. (Revision: October 6,1998) (Reviewed August 26, 1999

LOGAN COUNTY SCHOOLS STUDENT DRESS CODE POLICY


The Logan County Board of Education believes that its major concern is the safety and well being of the students of Logan County, and to provide every child with an appropriate environment for a thorough and efficient education.

Therefore, the development of a policy on dress code is for the protection of the students and to remove any distractions or obstacles from the daily educational process.

Since there is a direct relationship between dress and behavior it is believed that students and staff should dress appropriately for the school setting. Appropriate, will be defined here as right and correct for the school setting and functions, conducive to learning, and not distractive from the learning process.

Logan County School students should always be neat and clean in their dress and appearance. It is expected that each student will maintain a proper mode of dress, both during the school day and at all school activities. If in the judgment of the administration, a student is dressed inappropriately, the student will be required to change clothes or cover up inappropriate clothing before returning to classes. Time out of class will be regarded as unexcused. Additional measures may be taken if deemed necessary by the administration. The administration has the final authority on all matters relating to the dress code.

DRESS CODE

• Student dress and grooming should be in good taste and appropriate for the occasion.
• Sunglasses are not to be worn in the classroom unless a medical permit is on file.
• No hats or bandannas are to be worn in the building during the class day. If students must wear a hat to school, the hat must be placed in the locker and left there until the school day is over. Vocational students may take their hat at the time of their departure.
• Appropriate clothing should be worn at all times. The main torso of the body should not be visible. Therefore, the wearing of mesh shirts would be inappropriate without an appropriate shirt under the mesh shirt. The wearing of garments considered as tank tops, or tops with spaghetti straps are inappropriate.
• Any article of clothing or accessories, such as jewelry with spikes, dog collars, wallet chains, chains worn as belts, that may cause injury to a student may not be worn at school or school functions.
• Clothing and accessories that display profanity, violence, discriminatory messages or sexually suggestive phrases are not to be worn at school or school functions.
• Clothing that displays advertisements for alcohol, tobacco, or drug products are not to be worn at school or school functions.
• Waistband of shorts, slacks, skirts, and similar garments must be worn above the hips. If belts, suspenders, or straps are worn, they must be worn in place and fastened. Undergarments shall not be visible. Any article of clothing that is excessively torn may not be worn.
• Shoes must be worn at all times. Shoes with laces should be laced and tied at all times.
• Business-style blazers, suit coats, and ties are permitted but outdoor jackets and coats are not to be worn or carried to class.
• The legs of trousers and pants shall be worn down at all times.
• Hem lengths on dresses, skirts, and shorts must be no higher than mid thigh.


VII.2.2. HOME/HOSPITAL INSTRUCTION POLICY

Description:
Homebound instruction is provided for students enrolled in Logan County Schools who are unable to attend school because of a temporary physical or emotional disability. Homebound instruction can be administered in the home or other appropriate location.
Purpose:
The purpose of this policy is to ensure that students enrolled in a Logan County School, but unable to attend on a temporary basis, are provided with instruction by a certified teacher in accordance to West Virginia Board of Education Policy 2510: Assuring Quality Education using approved course content standards.
Eligibility:
In order to qualify for Homebound Instruction, a student must have an injury, communicable illness or a health condition which will require the student to be homebound or hospitalized for a period of time which has lasted or will last for more than three (3) weeks, as diagnosed and confirmed on the approved form by a licensed physician. Homebound instruction may not exceed nine (9) weeks without a reevaluation and recommendation by the physician.
A licensed physician must provide a written statement on the proper form to the county school district. The written statement must include (1) specific reason why the student must remain at home or hospital, (2) the criteria or conditions under which the student can return to school and expected date of return, (3) the county board may require that parents obtain a second physician's opinion at the expense of the county board of education.
Special Consideration for Eligibility:
Pregnancy: Pregnancy is not a legitimate reason to recommend homebound instruction unless medical complications prevent the student from attending school. Each pregnant student should be encouraged to attend school and participate in all aspects of education with support of the school nurse and under the supervision of the physician. A physician may recommend homebound instruction if medical complications prevent school attendance before the expected delivery date. The student is eligible for six (6) weeks of homebound instruction after delivery date.
Behavioral medicine: Students who are recommended for homebound instruction for emotional reasons, i.e. depression, anxiety issues, etc. must be receiving therapy inder thedirection of a licensed ophysicain with a treatment plan that leads to the students' prompt return to school. If appropriate, the treatment plan may include a specific time or transition needed to assist the studne in returning to ful-day attendance.
Instruction:
Homebound instruction is provided for students at no cost to the parent/guardian. Instruction is provided when a responsible adult is home.
Homebound teachers will not be given more than two (2) students at a time unless circumstances exist which required special consideration.
Homebound Instruction provided for an exceptional student is an extension of the Individualized Educational Plan (IEP_ and regular school programs of study in which that student participated. A change in educational placement is mandated by Policy 2419.
Higher level courses such as Chemistry, Physics, Algebra II, Geometry, Foreign Language (Spanish, French), Advanced Placement and Honors Courses, Vocational Education Programs, Computer-technical programs cannot be delivered on homebound instruction. Scheduling options need to be discussed with the school counselor.
West Virginia Department of Education and Logan County Schools approved content standards are to be used for all courses taught.
Schedule:
Homebound instruction is provided for students according to the Logan County School calendar for instructional days. Any changes in the instructional schedule must have prior approval.
The weekly instructional schedule is based upon the student's ability to attend/participate as specified by the physicians who confirmed/diagnosed the injury or health problems.
The time at which the instruction will be provided in the home or other approved location is established by the teacher, parent, and when appropriate, county school district administrator.
Instructional hours shall be scheduled as follows
Elementary - 4 hours/week
Middle School - 6 hours/week
High School - 8 hours/week

Responsibilities of Classroom Teacher:
The classroom teacher's role in the delivery of the homebound instruction is very important. A student who is unable to participate in a regular school setting is considered a member of the school and classes. Since the homebound instruction is a temporary situation, the student needs a smooth transition back to school. The regular classroom teacher(s) must work with the homebound student toward this goal.
The regular classroom teacher(s) responsibilities are (1) to consider the homebound student a member of the class, (2) to provide the homebound teacher with copies of the lesson plans, worksheets, handouts, tests content standards, and any other instructional aids or materials, (3) to confer with the homebound teacher as needed regarding assignments, due dates, and grade reporting.
Responsibilities of the Homebound Teacher:
The homebound teacher is responsible for delivering instruction to students unavle to participate in a regular school setting. The teacher will provide the instruction in the home or other appropriate locations.
Students are approved for homebound instruction to accommodate a temporary disabling condition. The homebound teacher is to keep the temporarily disabled student abreast of what is presented in the regular classroom to make the transition back to school as smooth as possible. The homebound teacher and the student's classroom teacher(s) must work together.
1. To deliver the authorized hours of instruction per week to the student in the designated location.
2. To make regular contact with the regular classroom teacher(s) so that the instruction delivered outside the classroom as close as possible to the instruction delivered in the classroom.
3. To turn in grades to the regular teacher, or counselor of the homebound teacher when due. If the regular teacher desires to issue grades, the homebound teacher must submit all tests, quizzes, worksheets, and all other materials for grading to the regular classroom teacher.
4. To not deliver instructions without a parent or other responsible adults present.
5. To complete the Homebound Instruction Verification form in ink and have the adult present sign the form.
6. To turn in the Homebound Instruction Verification form to the Central Office at the end of each pay period.
7. To follow the goals and objectives of the IEP for special education students.
Note: The homebound teacher is paid at the hourly rate of $15.00 and $0.45 per mile as determined by the Logan County Board of Education.
In calculating the travel, distance will be allowed from the homebound teacher's work station to the student's home and back to the teacher's workstation. If the teacher's home is closer to the student's home, the distance will be allowed from the teacher's home to the student's home and back to the teacher's home.
Responsibilities of the Parent/Guardian:
The parent/guardian must work with the school system to provide an uninterrupted, consistent education for the student. Since only a portion of a student's studies are completed under the supervision of a homebound teacher, the parent or guardian is responsible for supervising the independent studies.
1. To provide Logan County Schools with the completed Homebound Instruction Request form signed by licensed physician, parent, and the principal of the school.
2. To have the student and the home prepared for instruction when the homebound teacher arrives.
3. To have an adult present during the time set for homebound instruction.
4. To request a change in the scheduled hours for instruction ONLY in an emergency. Only the parent/guardian can cancel the scheduled instruction; cancellation by the student will not be accepted. If a session must be cancelled, the homebound teacher must be notified the day before or as early as possible.
5. To sign and verify the Homebound Instruction Verification form after each session of homebound instruction.
6. To confer with the homebound teacher regarding assignment to be completed between homebound sessions.
7. To collect the student books from his/her school to use for homebound.
Responsibilities of Student:
Students approved for homebound instruction are provided instruction in the home or other appropriate location as arranged to accommodate a temporary disabling condition. The student must cooperate with the homebound teacher and the parent/guardian to keep his/her education at a level that makes the transition back to school successful:
1. To be present and prepared for homebound instruction at the designated time.
2. To cooperate with the homebound teacher.
3. To have assignments completed by the due dates determined by the classroom teacher(s).
Students are NOT permitted to participate in any extracurricular activities or hold part-time or full time employment while on homebound instruction.

FIRST DAY CHECKLIST

Have you:
1. Decided how to introduce yourself?
2. Planned some ways for students to get to know each other?
3. Arranged your classroom to reflect your expectations?
4. Made materials easily accessible?
5. Defined for yourself what standards you plan to reflect?
6. Chosen a way to make your standards clear to all?
7. Created some interesting, success-oriented, multi-level academic activities to do the first day?
8. Found a method for finding out about your students' interests and goals?
9. Scheduled a flexible but balanced day?
10. Placed a couple of alternative ideas in your back pocket in case you need them?
11. Thought through emergency actions?

SELF-ESTEEM BUILDERS

Students know what makes them feel successful or good about themselves. Here's what they say:
- Smile when you see me
- Call me by name
- Listen to me when I talk
- Let me know that you missed me when I was absent
- Recognize my own special talents, even if they do not show up on my report card
- Give me a chance to succeed in at least one small way each day
- Praise me when I do something right
- If you do not like something I do, help me understand that you still like me as a person
- Show me that I have a lot of options for the future, and that I can set my own goals
- Encourage me to aim high
Try to reach students with at least one or these self-esteem builders every day. They build stronger people and stronger communities.

TEACHING STRATEGIES

1. Cooperative Learning
a. Think-Pair-Share
b. TGT (teams, games, tournaments)
c. Round Robin
d. Round Table
e. Corners
f. Group Brainstorming
g. Co-op Co-op
h. Turn to your neighbor
i. Reading Groups
j. Jigsaw
k. Focus Trios
l. Drill Partners
m. Reading Buddies
n. Worksheet Checkmates
o. Homework Checkers
p. Test Reviewers
q. Composition Pairs
r. Board Workers
s. Problem Solvers
t. Book Report Pairs
u. TAI (Team Assisted Individualizations)
v. CIRC (Cooperative Integrated Reading and Comp)
w. Numbered Heads Together
2. Whole Language
3. Manipulatives
4. Science Experiments
5. Teach-Reteach
6. Guest Teachers
7. Videos, Films, Overhead
8. Shared Reading
9. Field Trips
10. Role Playing
11. Art Projects
12. Drama
13. Pen Pals/ Ind. and Schools
14. Inquiry
15. Higher Order Thinking
16. Computers
17. Competitions (Spelling Bee, Social Studies Fair, etc)
18. Great American Lecture
19. Educational Games
20. Show and Tell
21. Center Time
22. Circle of Knowledge
23. T-Chart
24. Teaching interpersonal and small group skills
25. Reading Aloud Activities/Discussion
26. Parent Tutoring
27. Modeling/Demonstrating/Illustrating
28. Spelling Partners
29. Writing Conferences
30. Board Work
31. Guided Practice
32. Oral Reports

DIRECT INSTRUCTION*

A Fact/Rule Teaching Strategy

Strategy Definition: A teacher dominated strategy focusing on demonstrating and teaching to whole class or whole small group in a very prescriptive approach. A higher proportion of factual single answer question pervade this teaching strategy.
Purpose
1. To produce mastery of convergent thinking
2. To optimize a quick, teach for standardized test and competency exams
3. To teach discreet and specific skills
4. To save time to produce quick results
5. To effectively manage whole class instruction
6. To promote functional literacy
7. To maximize student learning time

RETEACH/RETELL

A Rate of Learning Strategy

Strategy Definition
Reteach: An approach which emphasizes the teaching of the same content or skills a second or more times in the same or different modes.
Retell: A summary of reiteration of the lesson content by a second party after first teaching.

Purpose
1. To reinforce important concepts
2. To assure a quick review
3. To restate summary through retell
4. To assess group's learning
5. To address the variance in rate of learning

REMINDERS FOR TEACHERS
• The fire marshal will fine people in the building for citations. Please be aware of any problems and let us know. Examples of this are objects hung from the ceilings or extension cords.
• Any teachers taking professional leave need to check and make sure we have a substitute. If a substitute cannot be found, then your professional leave will not be permitted. Also, please have a substitute folder so we can continue with your daily lessons.
• Teachers, please check your e-mail daily and make sure you listen to morning announcements. This must be done to have good communication in the building.
• Teachers are to be out in the hallways between periods and at the end of the day.
• If a student walks out of your class, they should be reported to the assistant principal. A note should be sent to the assistant principal. No student should be allowed to pick up a student without a call from the office.
• Out of state trips - need to apply prior to telling children and accepting money for trips and no later than 30 days prior to the trip.
• Parent Volunteer Forms - coaches are to be told that they are not to put any child in someone's car that has not been board approved as a parent volunteer.
• Out of country trip forms are to be filled out completely. Bus trip forms are to be filled out completely. All information is to be included even if using private coach. Trip roster of names is to be provided as soon as possible. Agendas help!

 

Vertical PLC Meeting

Date___________________________
Members Present

1. ____________________________
2. ____________________________
3. ____________________________
4. ____________________________
5. ____________________________

Issues to be addressed:

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

Data Analysis:

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

Standard's Alignment

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

Classroom Management Techniques

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

Objective for 2week period

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

 

Horizontal/Grade Level PLC

Date___________________________ Facilitator:
Grade__________________________ Recorder:
Members Present
1.______________________________
2.______________________________
3.______________________________
4.______________________________
5.______________________________
Objective: Is to identify/establish data (what is the established data?)
________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

Consensus of the group to do with this information:
________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

Goal established:
________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

Issues addressed:
________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

Students to focus on:
1.______________________________ 2. ______________________________
3.______________________________ 4. ______________________________
5.______________________________ 6.


Parent/Teacher Conference Are Student Led Conferences
Remember our goal is to ...

1. Generate Positive Relationships
2. Please have several chairs by the door
3. Cordial greeting
4. Begin in a positive manner
5. Be truthful, yet respectful of the parent's role
6. Avoid confrontation
7. Confidentiality- Do not talk about other students (behavior or grades)
8. Be mindful of the parents who may be waiting
9. Reschedule another time if the conference is lengthy
10. Be organized before parents arrive

Man Middle School

Student Led Conferences
• Offers teachers a unique opportunity to teach communication, organization, and leadership skills that will serve students throughout their lives.
• Preparation and practice are keys to successful student-led conferences. The more students prepare and the more parents know what to expect, the more successful student-led conferences will be.
• Teachers act as facilitators as students review their work and progress with their parents.
• Students work from a portfolio file filled with assignments they have collected before the conference.
• Teachers provide checklists of items for students to cover during the conference or a rough "script" for them to follow.
• Preparing for the conferences helps students take a more active role in their learning throughout the year and to gives them ownership of it.
• Students start the year by completing a self-evaluation, including a list of strengths and areas on which they need to improve. During the student-led conferences, they update their parents and teacher as to where they are in meeting their goals.
• About a month before the conferences, send information about the conferences to parents.
• Two weeks before the conference, have students prepare written invitations accompanied by more information from teachers regarding the content and process for the conference; such as, allow your child ten minutes of uninterrupted time to present his or her portfolio and then take five minutes to ask your child questions. After that, a teacher joins students and parents for a post conference wrap-up. At that time, parents, teachers, and students review strengths and needs and set goals for the upcoming grading period.
• Add checklists of talking points on the table where the students hold their conferences so that they have some guidance during their presentations. Develop this checklist as a class.
• Student-led conferences require a significant time investment.
• Students need lots of rehearsal time to practice the conferences.
• Role model a conference, then have students do their conference for a group of peers in order to ensure a successful conference with their parents.
• One problem that can arise is that children who fail to complete assignments have few items to put in a portfolio. To address that ask students to reflect during their conference on why a piece of work is missing, what prevented that work from being completed, and what plans they have to prevent them from failing to complete other assignments.
• Peer tutors, students who have prepared model portfolios, can also be assigned to help other students complete their portfolios.
• If parents do not attend the conference, the student's portfolio can be sent home. The student may also be required to presents his or her portfolio to another adult in the school.

Student Led Conferences Requirements

Teachers are required to complete the following tasks to ensure a successful transition from Parent/Teacher Conferences to Student Led Conferences:

• Assist students in creating and maintaining a portfolio, consisting of a file folder containing assignments given and graded, a self-evaluation that includes a list of strengths and areas on which they need to improve, and a list of assignments and grades.
• Send information about the conferences to parents.
• Provide a checklist of items for students to cover during the conference or a rough script for them to follow.
• Provide rehearsal time to practice the conferences.
• Role model a conference.
• Act as a facilitator as students review their work and progress with their parents.

Student Led Conference Portfolio

Student Class

Assignment Grade

Student Led Conference Portfolio

Student Class

Student Self-Evaluation


Ethics

• Use proper channels and chains of command.
• Discuss confidential information only with authorized persons.
• Adhere to the terms of Federal, State, and County Policies.
• Respect the positions of the other persons on the staff with the school.
• Be aware of personal appearance and be neatly and appropriately dressed.
• Refrain from discussing the deficiencies of students in a way that would be embarrassing to the child, the parent or the school.
• Practice patience, perseverance and calmness.
• Be a part of a team - have a positive and cooperative attitude.
• Refrain from gossip, derogatory remark, criticism, "grapevine" communication, and judgment of fellow teachers, students and administration.
• Show self-respect and treat others as you would want to be treated.
• Be punctual, dependable and willing to comply with school policy.
• Help plan and communicate with other staff members on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.
• Make suggestions that will make the school a better place for children and students to learn.
• Plan interesting things to do inside the classroom.
• Make sure that the environment where you work (classroom, faculty room etc.) is maintained at all times.
• Have a sense of order and be able to stay organized.
• Have a lot of patience, understanding and sense of humor.
• Smile, be happy, love children, and make it fun!

Man Middle - School Wide Norms

• Be on time. (Responsibility)
• Turn off personal electronic devices. (Respect)
• No sidebar conversations. (Respect, Self-Discipline)
• Listen. (Respect)
• Honor one another's strengths and differences. (Honesty, Respect, Self-discipline)
• Share your ideas. (Citizenship)
• Give credit for other's ideas. (Kindness)
• Participate. (Courage)

 

 

 

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